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August 25, 2014, 6:10 AM

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Brad Molen / Engadget:
LG will reveal “G Watch R” circular smartwatch at IFA next week to compete with the Moto 360  —  LG will reveal a circular smartwatch next week to compete with the Moto 360  —  Of the three Android Wear smartwatches introduced at Google's developer conference in June …
James Plafke / ExtremeTech:
Intel's NUC 2.0 expected in 2015 with Broadwell and Braswell processors, support for 4K output  —  Intel's NUC 2.0 leaks: The next unit of Steam Machines and home theater PCs  —  Thanks in large part to the Raspberry Pi, mini PCs are all the rage these days.
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Windows 9 preview updates can be installed with one click, no reinstallation required  —  Windows Threshold: Rapid release is getting really interesting  —  Microsoft is working feverishly towards a release of Windows Threshold that is expected to be released late next month.
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Xiaomi Mi4 review: China's iPhone killer is unoriginal but amazing  —  A big iPhone that runs Android ends up being the best of both worlds.  —  Xiaomi (pronounced SHAO-mee) is a complete mystery in the West.  We often hear stories about the “Apple of China” and how existing OEMs should be worried …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
White House recruits techies like Mikey Dickerson by dropping suit requirement; still issues BlackBerries  —  The White House Gives Up on Making Coders Dress Like Adults  —  The U.S. Government wants to hire more people like Mikey Dickerson.  He's the former Google engineer …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Aim of Amazon's in-store payment system may be to allow brick and mortar shops to sell on Amazon's online store  —  Predicting Amazon's Secret Plans in Physical Retail  —  The recent launch of Amazon's in-store credit card reader and checkout software was one of Jeff Bezos' most deliberate acts …
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Blair Hanley Frank / GeekWire:
OnBeep raises $6.25 million to create a Star Trek-style communicator device  —  OnBeep, a San Francisco startup founded by Chef co-founder and former Amazon Availability Program Manager Jesse Robbins, has raised a series A funding round worth $6.25 million.  The money will be used to fund …
More: Mashable, SlashGear and WiredThanks:@johnhcook
Stacey Higginbotham / Gigaom:
Ralph Lauren partners with OMsignal to test connected shirts with ball boys at the US Open  —  Ralph Lauren taps OMsignal for sleek, connected shirts at the U.S. Open  —  Technology and fashion don't often come together in elegant ways, but a collaboration between Ralph Lauren …
Dan Frommer / Quartz:
Top 25 most used apps in US: Facebook on top, followed by YouTube; Google is top publisher  —  These are the 25 most popular mobile apps in America  —  In its latest mobile app report, comScore tracks the 25 most popular apps in the US.  This is an interesting slice of the App Store …
The Inquisitr News:
Playstation Network Attacked Along With Battle.Net, Services Brought Down [Updated]  —  Sony's PlayStation Network came under a DDoS attack early Sunday morning along with other gaming services like Blizzard's Battle.net and League of Legends.  The latter are back up and running …
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Kreyos smartwatch ships to some Indiegogo backers 9 months late, and containing numerous flaws  —  Utter Failure Of Kreyos Smartwatch With $1.5 Million In Backing Shows The Continued Perils Of Hardware Crowdfunding  —  Crowdfunding complex hardware is risky business, and it seems that risk …

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