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May 25, 2014, 11:50 AM

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Reuters:
US may use visa restrictions to prevent Chinese nationals from attending Def Con, Black Hat  —  U.S. may act to keep Chinese hackers out of Def Con hacker event  —  (Reuters) - U.S. officials are considering using visa restrictions to prevent Chinese hackers from attending popular summer hacker conferences …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Cox will start its gigabit internet rollout in Phoenix, Las Vegas and Omaha  —  Bandwidth-hungry internet users can register a few new cities as potentially acceptable places to live.  Following Google Fiber and AT&T, Cox Communications is one of the first big cable companies to announce plans …
Ellis Hamburger / The Verge:
Spotify lands another hot integration, this time with mixing app Djay  —  Could Made For Spotify be the new Made For iPod?  —  Spotify isn't profitable quite yet, but with 10 million paid subscribers, the company is likely closer than anyone else in the on-demand music space to breaking even.
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Government Seeks Seven-Month Sentence for LulzSec Leader ‘Sabu’  —  As a reward for his extensive cooperation helping prosecutors hunt down his fellow hackers, the government is seeking time served for the long-awaited sentencing of top LulzSec leader Hector Xavier Monsegur, also known as “Sabu.”
Ryan Tate / Wired:
Facebook spent a year building an audio ID system to make referencing pop culture frictionless  —  Why Facebook Spent a Year Learning to Listen in on Your TV Shows  —  If you're watching TV or listening to music and you feel like discussing it online, Facebook believes, nothing should stand in the way.
Matt Brian / Engadget:
Sony's PlayStation 4 is already profitable and on course to beat the PS2's success  —  If Sony is to reverse its heavy losses, big-selling products like the PlayStation 4 need to turn a profit.  The good news is that the company's newest console is already fulfilling that requirement …
Farhad Manjoo / New York Times:
Amazon's Tactics Confirm Its Critics' Worst Suspicions  —  Amazon is confirming its critics' worst fears and it is an ugly spectacle to behold.  —  For years, authors and publishers have warned that Amazon, Jeff Bezos' book-selling giant, would one day use its power for ill. Sure, so far …

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Microsoft:
Eye Gaze hackathon team helps Steve Gleason operate his wheelchair — using his eyes  —  The team devises a way to use a Kinect sensor, Microsoft robotics research and eye-tracking technology on Surface Pro 3 to navigate the wheelchair.
HP:
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