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August 29, 2012, 1:45 PM

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Brandon Miniman / Pocketnow:
Exclusive: Galaxy Note II Official Specs, Details, Images  —  Thanks to a tipster, we've been handed the official press release for the Galaxy Note II, which is expected to be announced at IFA 2012 in just a few hours.  The display of the Galaxy Note II will be 5.5″ and 1280×720 resolution …
Quentin Fottrell / MarketWatch:
Apple win whacks Android resale prices … While many experts predict Apple Inc.'s court victory over Samsung could shake up the wireless industry over the long term, it's already having an impact on one key area: the resale market.  —  Since the $1.05 billion verdict Friday …
Ina Fried / AllThingsD:
Judge Koh Sets December 6 Hearing on Apple's Request to Ban Several Samsung Phones  —  Though the verdict is in, the paperwork continues in the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung.  —  Aiming to put some limits on things, Judge Lucy Koh on Tuesday established a schedule for posttrial filings …
Dana Wollman / Engadget:
Sony Xperia Tablet S official: slimmed-down design, Tegra 3, IR remote and Android 4.0, starts at $400  —  Looks like those leaked slides showing Sony's Xperia-branded tablet were right about pretty much everything.  (Well, everything except the price, anyway).
Matt Warman / Telegraph:
Apple ‘AirPlay Direct’ planned for September launch  —  Hifi manufacturers are preparing for Apple to launch ‘AirPlay Direct’ technology that allows wireless music playback without the need for a WiFi network.  —  Apple's Steve Jobs launched AirPlay in 2010
Stuart Miles / Pocket-lint:
Apple Geniuses: Now help you online in UK  —  Apple has announced a new feature to its Online store in the UK.  Apple Geniuses to help you pick the right iPhone.  —  “Now there's a whole new way to shop for an iPad or iPhone at the Apple Online Store,” says Apple.
Katherine Boehret / AllThingsD:
TiVo Stream Gets Viewers Off the Couch  —  With my time limited, I'm continuously working to chip away at the ever-growing list of programs and movies on my TiVo.  —  For the past week, I've been testing a device that solves a lot of my problems: TiVo Stream.
Evelyn M. Rusli / DealBook:
Yelp Surges After Lockup Expires  —  While early investors in Yelp got their first chance to sell shares in the online reviews site on Wednesday, it appears they are holding on to their stakes for now.  —  When a so-called lockup period expires, a stock typically falls, as investors sell their shares.
More: Forbes, Bloomberg, 24/7 Wall St. and GMSVTweets: @alexia
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
Vimeo integrates with Dropbox for easier video uploads and shares  —  Video sharing service Vimeo has finally integrated with cloud storage service Dropbox after many requests from the vocal Vimeo community, the company announced today.  —  With the integration, Vimeo users can now add …
Sean Ludwig / VentureBeat:
ClearSlide nets $28M to give sales teams better presentation tools  —  Sales communications startup Clearslide has raised $28 million in its second round of funding aimed at opening a New York City office, developing new products, and increasing marketing efforts, the company announced today.
Sean Gallagher / Ars Technica:
Big Brother on a budget: How Internet surveillance got so cheap  —  The surveillance powers of CCTV are coming to a network near you, thanks to deep packet inspection and big data analytics.  —  ogglog  —  When Libyan rebels finally wrested control of the country last year away …
More: Gizmodo
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google lands patent for automatic object recognition in videos, leaves no stone untagged  —  Google has already been working on patents that could pick out faces and song melodies in our YouTube clips.  Now, it might just have the ultimate tool: the technique in a just-granted patent could pick …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
New quad-core Intel Atom SoCs target PCs, servers, and tablets  —  Enlarge / The Bay Trail platform will be available for just about any application you can think of.  —  Intel via Baidu  —  Leaked Intel documents have revealed details of the company's next-generation Atom platform.
Associated Press:
New York Times leading group defense in patent suit over mobile texts containing Web links  —  The New York Times Co. is girding for a legal battle that many larger organizations have avoided.  —  The Times is leading the defense of a diverse group of companies that use technology they assumed was free …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
How I cracked my neighbor's WiFi password without breaking a sweat  —  The four-way handshake, in which a wireless device (STA) validates itself to a WiFi access point and vice versa.  —  Last week's feature explaining why passwords are under assault like never before touched a nerve with many Ars readers, and with good reason.
Zachary Lutz / Engadget:
LG Optimus L9 announced with 4.7-inch display, language translation app and custom keyboard  —  There will soon be a new Optimus L-Series smartphone on the prowl, as LG has just announced the Optimus L9 as a followup to its Optimus L3, L5 and L7 handsets.  This series is viewed by LG …
Scott Wasson / The Tech Report:
AMD CTO reveals first Steamroller details  —  Bulldozer's getting some sweet new treads  —  Ever since the relatively disappointing debut of AMD's Bulldozer microarchitecture, we've been curious to find out what happens next.  New architectures sometimes have their share of troubles …
Anthony Ha / TechCrunch:
The Talented Ms. Hornstein: How @Shirls Fooled The Valley  —  Silicon Valley is full of hustlers, and that's often a good thing.  But there's a difference between hustling and flat-out lying, and when people deceive company after company, it's time to call them out.
More: GawkerTweets: @bway, @jenny8lee and @minimaxir
Darrell Etherington / BetaKit:
WePay Targets PayPal Where It Hurts With Easy Payment Buttons  —  Startup WePay, which began as a way for groups of friends to pay for something together, but has since evolved to become a direct competitor to PayPal in the online payments space, today introduced new payment buttons.

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