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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple's iPhone 8 and X can charge to 50% in 30 minutes when plugged into USB-C power adapter  —  Though not mentioned on stage at today's event, both the iPhone X and the iPhone 8 are “fast-charge capable,” which means the two devices can be charged to 50 percent battery life in 30 minutes.

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Shannon Liao / The Verge: DoNotPay chatbot, mainly known for aiding with parking tickets, now helps you fill out forms to sue Equifax without a lawyer, for up to $25K in some states  —  Equifax's security failure affected 143 million US consumers, or 44 percent of the US population.

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Tom Krazit / GeekWire: Heptio, founded by Kubernetes founders, raises $25M Series B led by existing investor Madrona Venture Group  —  The founders of Heptio knew they were onto something big when they developed Kubernetes, the open-source container-orchestration product based on Google's internal infrastructure.

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Matthew Hughes / The Next Web: Facebook releases its Bonfire group video chat app on the Danish iOS App Store; app allows sharing of pictures from chats to Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger  —  Bonfire, Facebook's group video chat app, has sprung up on the Danish iOS App Store, suggesting the social media giant is slowly rolling it out to customers.

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch: Facebook releases guidelines on ad content, prohibits monetization of violence, porn, drugs, hate, debated social issues, and other content types  —  Facebook wants content creators to earn money, but not at the expense of the family-friendly social network it's built, or the integrity of its advertising clients.

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Jason Schwartz / Politico: Yale study: a “disputed” tag has only a tiny impact on perception of headlines on Facebook as being true or false; Facebook questions methodology  —  A Yale survey of 7,500 people shows little benefit, and possible detriments, to fact-check programs.

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Ben Fritz / Wall Street Journal: Apple has signed deals to sell movies in 4K with every major Hollywood studio, except Disney  —  Apple TV will offer Hollywood movies in the high-resolution format, called either 4K or UHD, for ultra-high definition  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -.40% has signed new deals to sell movies …

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Owen Bowcott / The Guardian: Turkey arrested 75K citizens for downloading encrypted messaging app ByLock; legal opinion in UK says the arrest was illegal  —  Legal opinion published in UK argues that the arrest of 75,000 suspects, primarily for downloading ByLock app, is illegal  —  Tens of thousands of Turkish citizens detained …

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Kurt Wagner / Recode: WhatsApp cofounder Brian Acton says he's leaving after eight years, and will start a nonprofit at “the intersection of nonprofit, technology and communications”  —  Acton has a net worth of $6.5 billion.  —  WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton is leaving the company to start his own non-profit.

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Ben Smith / BuzzFeed: Google, Facebook, and Amazon are on a dangerous collision course with political power in the US  —  The bad new politics of big tech.  —  BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief  —  The blinding rise of Donald Trump over the past year has masked another major trend in American politics: the palpable …

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster / Windows Central: Microsoft launches Surface Hub and Microsoft 365 in Hong Kong  —  Microsoft is bringing the Surface Hub and Microsoft 365 to customers in Hong Kong.  —  Microsoft's massive Surface Hub is now available in Hong Kong.  The company has announced Hong Kong customers are first in Greater China …

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New York Times: 30 current and former SoFi employees describe years of misconduct by executives including CEO Mike Cagney and a rancorous workplace environment  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For months, the text messages came.  Some were flirtatious, asking her to meet him late at night.  Sometimes, the texts were sexually explicit.

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Juli Clover / MacRumors: Apple releases iTunes 12.7, with focus on music, movies, TV, podcasts, more; removes built in App Store and makes apps available in App Store for iOS  —  In a day filled with surprises, Apple has shocked us once again with the release of iTunes 12.7, which entirely revamps the iTunes App.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: A look at Apple's Steve Jobs Theater and surrounding area, with 1K seats, rotating elevator  —  Apple's new spaceship campus, named Apple Park, opened to employees back in April, and today it hosts hundreds of reporters as the company unveils its new iPhone X hardware.

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Amir Efrati / The Information: Four months after losing General Counsel title, sources say Uber's chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, to leave company  —  Uber's chief legal officer, Salle Yoo, is expected to leave the company in the near future, according to two people briefed about the matter.

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Lucas Matney / TechCrunch: Apple to bring face-tracking to ARKit on iPhone X, giving devs access to color and depth from front cameras and real-time tracking  —  While many expected Apple to push AR capabilities as the hallmark features for newly introduced iDevices, in reality, ARKit was largely a footnote …

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Jane Dudman / The Guardian: Facebook to roll out “donate now” button for charities in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Spain late September, expand test to 10 more European countries October  —  Selected UK charities stand to benefit from direct donation tools that have already raised millions of dollars from US Facebook users

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Dieter Bohn / The Verge: iPhone 8, 8 Plus hands-on: glass blends well into sides, True Tone display not noticeably better than iPhone 7's, glass back design is big aesthetic improvement  —  The new middle children  —  Apple just wrapped up its presentation announcing the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus …

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Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat: Apple slashes iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, 7, and 7 Plus prices by $100; iPhone SE drops by $50 to $349, now the lowest iPhone price point ever  —  Apple announced its new iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X devices today.  And like every year, that means... Discounts!

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Chris Nolter / TheStreet: Apple Watch Series 3 LTE plans: $10 per month on AT&T, $10 per month on Verizon with three months free, no prices yet for Sprint and T-Mobile  —  Apple (AAPL) Chief Operating Officer Jeff Williams gave A&T (T) a plug during the tech company's special event on Tuesday …

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Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge: How the specs of the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X compare to iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Samsung Galaxy devices, Essential Phone, LG V30, Pixel, Pixel XL, and HTC U11  —  The iPhone X is here, and it might be the most dramatic update to Apple's flagship smartphone in years.

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John Voorhees / MacStories: Apple Announces macOS High Sierra to Launch on September 25th  —  Today, Apple announced on its website that the official release date of macOS High Sierra will be September 25th.  —  As detailed at WWDC in June, macOS High Sierra features the introduction of several significant …

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Jack Nicas / Wall Street Journal: Yelp writes letter to FTC alleging Google is breaking 2012 promise not to scrape content from sites that opt-out and says FTC should reopen investigation  —  The assertion intensifies Yelp's criticism that Google unfairly uses its influence to stifle competition

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Nilay Patel / The Verge: iPhone X hands-on: FaceID feels natural and quicker than other smartphones' face unlock methods, gestures work well, 1125x2436 Super Retina Display is brilliant  —  It's all about that screen  —  We just got a quick chance to hold the iPhone X, Apple's new flagship phone arriving later this year.

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Tom Warren / The Verge: Apple announces Animoji, animated versions of Emoji, which uses iPhone X's face tracking hardware to create custom 3D emoji based on your facial expressions  —  Apple is introducing a new Animoji feature in iOS 11, which are animated versions of the popular emoji found on the iPhone.

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