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October 19, 2014, 3:05 PM

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Judith Newman / New York Times:
How a 13-year-old autistic boy became best friends with Apple's Siri  —  How Apple's Siri Became One Autistic Boy's B.F.F.  —  Just how bad a mother am I?  I wondered, as I watched my 13-year-old son deep in conversation with Siri.  Gus has autism, and Siri, Apple's “intelligent personal assistant” …
Robert McMillan / Wired:
Behind Microsoft's controversial takedown of No-IP and other legal battles to defeat botnets  —  How Microsoft Appointed Itself Sheriff of the Internet  —  It was 7 o'clock in the morning when the knocking on Dan Durrer's front door woke him up.  His dog started barking, and Durrer thought he was getting an early morning package.
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Dante D'Orazio / The Verge:
Latest leak gives best look yet at Motorola's Droid Turbo  —  Motorola's next Verizon-exclusive Android phone hasn't been announced, but a number of leaks have left very little to the imagination.  Now we're getting our best look yet at the device, called the Droid Turbo.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Google's Nexus Player gets FCC approval, right on cue  —  Well, that didn't take long.  Just a couple of days after Google stopped pre-orders of the Nexus Player while it waited for the FCC's all-clear, its Android TV puck has received approval.  There aren't any surprises in the regulatory filing …
Liam Spradlin / Android Police:
Marco Arment / Marco.org:
The Retina iMac versus the Mac Pro, on paper  —  The 5K Retina iMac is out, and it looks incredible so far on paper — so incredible that I'm seriously considering selling my new Mac Pro to get the Retina iMac instead.  In fact, the case for the Mac Pro for anyone but advanced video editors …
BuzzFeed:
Snapchat's first ad is movie trailer for Universal Pictures' Ouija, appears like other Stories  —  This Is What Snapchat's First Ad Looks Like  —  It's a trailer for the movie Ouija.  —  Snapchat made good on its plans to roll out its first ads this weekend, with one ad spotted …
Christopher Breen / Macworld:
Remembering Macworld Expo: Why we went to the greatest trade show on earth  —  This morning IDG announced that Macworld Expo (later known as Macworld/iWorld) is going on hiatus.  How permanent this break is depends entirely on whether those running the show can find a financial model …
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