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August 28, 2014, 4:50 AM

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John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Apple plans to announce a new wearable with HealthKit and HomeKit integration September 9  —  Code/red: Apple Plans to Announce Wearable in September  —  Start the Countdown Timer on Whatever Old-Fashioned Piece of Junk You Have on Your Wrist Right Now Remember back in June when I said Apple hoped …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
JPMorgan, 4 other US banks hacked this month, gigabytes of data including account information stolen  —  JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Cyberattack  —  A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks …
Alex Karpenko / Instagram Engineering:
Instagram describes the tech behind Hyperlapse and its image stabilization algorithm, Cinema  —  The Technology behind Hyperlapse from Instagram … - We request frames from the decoder at the new playback rate  — We simultaneously kick off the Cinema stabilizer on a background thread …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Desire 510 has 64-bit hardware, but 32-bit software; needs 64-bit Android L, due later this year  —  First 64-bit Android phone has no 64-bit software  —  When Apple launched the iPhone 5S with a 64-bit processor, it sent the rest of the spec-obsessed SoC world on a race to catch up.
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Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung announces Gear S smartwatch with 3G connectivity, 2" screen, dual-core 1GHz CPU, running Tizen  —  Samsung's Gear S smartwatch doesn't need a phone to get online or make calls  —  Samsung is taking the wraps off of yet another new smartwatch, but the Gear S has a twist: there's a 3G modem inside.
David Pierce / The Verge:
LG G Watch R: 1.3" circular plastic OLED screen, stainless frame, 1.2GHz Snapdragon processor, 4GB storage, available Q4 2014  —  The LG G Watch R is a round, retro smartwatch with good looks to spare  —  Great artists steal  —  LG's G Watch was one of the first Android Wear devices to hit the market …
Greg Kumparak / TechCrunch:
How Many People See Your Tweets?  Twitter Opens Its Nifty Analytics Dashboard To Everyone  —  Back in July, Twitter launched a really nifty analytics dashboard.  A bit like Google Analytics for tweets, it allows you to gauge the performance of each and every tweet you sent.  How many people saw it?
Joel Rosenblatt / Bloomberg:
Apple Fails Again in Bid for Samsung Smartphone Sales Ban  —  Apple Inc. (AAPL) failed again to win a sales ban on Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) products found to infringe its smartphone patents, even after requesting what it described as a more limited prohibition.
Bloomberg:
Profile: Lee Jae Yong, Samsung's heir apparent and the man credited with forging a relationship with Apple  —  Samsung Low-Profile Heir Poised to Succeed Father Seen as ‘God’  —  When Samsung Electronics Co. (005930) Chairman Lee Kun Hee toured his factories, the preparations were worthy of a head of state.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Amazon Opens Up Its Enterprise Cloud Storage Service Zocalo To All  —  Amazon today announced that it's making Zocalo, its secure document storage and sharing service designed for enterprise use, generally available.  The news comes, not coincidentally, on a day when cloud storage competitor …
Brad Sams / Neowin:
Microsoft updates certification process to avoid misleading apps in Windows store; removes 1.5K apps, offers refunds to anyone who purchased them  —  Microsoft removes 1500 apps from Windows Store, will refund anyone who purchased them  —  During the past couple of weeks …
Eliot Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Google Eyes Giant Offices in Historic Los Angeles Airplane Hangar  —  A massive former airplane hangar just north of Los Angeles International Airport was home to construction of the world's largest airplane in the 1940s and then hosted filming for movies including “Independence Day” and “Transformers.”
Agam Shah / PC World:
IDC: Global PC shipments will only fall 3.7% this year, driven by Chromebooks and XP upgrades  —  PC market in 2014 a bit less dire than previously thought  —  The PC market is still a bleak place to be, but not as bleak as expected, according to new figures released Wednesday.
Jonathan Shieber / TechCrunch:
E-learning service Pluralsight secures $135M series B, valuing the company at almost $1B  —  Pluralsight Raises $135 Million At A Valuation Approaching $1 Billion  —  The online technology training service Pluralsight has raised a whopping $135 million in new financing as it looks …
BBC:
Intel builds 'world's smallest' 3G modem  —  Intel has unveiled a 3G modem not much bigger than a UK penny or US one-cent coin, with the aim of embedding it in connected devices around the home.  —  The company says the XMM 6255, with an area of about 300 sq mm, is the world's smallest modem.

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