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August 28, 2014, 11:45 AM

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Christina Bonnington / Wired:
Our Sources Say the Next iPhone Will Include NFC Mobile Payments  —  Platforms like Google Wallet, Isis, and Square have been around for years, while Apple has remained curiously silent on the mobile payments front.  Well not anymore.  —  The company's next iPhone will feature its own payment platform …
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
JPMorgan and four other US banks hacked this month, gigabytes of data including account information stolen  —  JPMorgan and Other Banks Struck by Hackers  —  A number of United States banks, including JPMorgan Chase and at least four others, were struck by hackers in a series of coordinated attacks …
Surface Blog:
Surface Pro 3 now available in 28 markets around the world  —  The next 24 hours are huge for Microsoft and Surface fans everywhere.  Starting just minutes from now in New Zealand, retailers and resellers in 25 additional geographies will begin selling Intel® Core™ i3 …
Mike Isaac / New York Times:
With $30 Million More in Hand, IFTTT Looks to the Internet of Things  —  One ambitious start-up wants to reroute the plumbing of the consumer Internet.  Now it has the money to try to make it happen.  —  The start-up, called IFTTT (pronounced like “gift” without the “g") …
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 …
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 …
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.
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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