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August 3, 2014, 5:20 PM

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Benny Evangelista / San Francisco Chronicle:
NFL teams will use heavily modified Surface tablets on the sidelines to view and annotate photos of opponents' formations  —  NFL players to use tablet computers during games  —  NFL adds tablet computers, secure wireless networks to assist players, coaches and officials during games [ …
Rebecca Flint Marx / San Francisco magazine:
The Toxic, Abusive, Addictive, Supportive, Codependent Relationship Between Chefs and Yelpers  —  For 10 years, the citizens reviewers of Yelp have showered restaurants with praise—and pummeled them with abuse.  Now chefs are showing the psychological effects.
Tim Carmody / kottke.org:
The problem with OKCupid is the problem with the social web   —  Hi, everybody!  Tim Carmody here, guest-hosting for Jason this week.  —  On Monday, I tried to list some reasons why OKCupid's self-acknowledged experiments on its users didn't seem to be stirring up the same outrage that Facebook's had.
New York Times:
Alibaba Is Investing Huge Sums in an Array of U.S. Tech Companies  —  Alibaba Group, the Chinese Internet retailer, is coming to America with its checkbook wide open.  —  In March, Alibaba made a $215 million investment in Tango, a messaging app.  It recently contacted Snapchat …
Jon Russell / The Next Web:
Evan Blass explains why he's leaving tech news and retiring @evleaks, a source of phone scoops  —  Evan Blass explains why his @evleaks Twitter account will stop reporting phone scoops  —  Sunday is the quietest news day of the week for the tech industry, but Evan Blass — the man behind @evleaks …
Cody Toombs / Android Police:
LG Issues G Watch Update In Response To Complaints About Corrosion And Skin Irritation  —  Reports began circulating over the last couple of days about an OTA update making its way out to owners of the LG G Watch, bumping the build number from KMV78V to KMV78Y.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
HP study: 250 security flaws found in just 10 of the most popular smart home devices  —  The Internet of Things Is the Hackers' New Playground  —  Excited about the promise of the shiny new Internet of Things?  Good.  Because hackers are too.  Or at least they should be, according to a study by computing giant Hewlett-Packard.
Josh Lowensohn / The Verge:
San Francisco Airport testing beacon system for blind travelers  —  App will tell visually-impaired travelers, and eventually everyone, what's around them at all times  —  San Francisco Airport is testing out location-aware beacons to help visually-impaired people navigate around …

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