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July 28, 2015, 12:25 AM

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Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
OnePlus 2 announced: available Aug. 11, starts at $329 before taxes, with 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 810, 13MP f/2.0 rear camera, USB-C, fingerprint sensor  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know by …
Gerry Shih / Reuters:
Beijing police bust factory that produced over 41K counterfeit iPhones worth $19M  —  Beijing police shut down massive iPhone counterfeiting operation  —  Police in Beijing have busted a factory that produced more than 41,000 fake iPhones worth as much as 120 million yuan ($19 million) …
Ben Fox Rubin / CNET:
eBay Now rapid-delivery service is shutting down, as are the company's Motors, Fashion, and Valet mobile apps  —  eBay Now rapid-delivery service shut down  —  The e-commerce company continues trimming initiatives to focus on its core marketplace, saying Monday it's shuttering some delivery services and several mobile apps.
Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons  —  More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race  —  Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google is dropping its Google+ requirement across all products, starting with YouTube  —  Google has finally announced the Google+ news that everyone has been waiting for: Your Google+ profile will no longer be your identity in all Google products.  This change will be trickling out …
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft releases tool to hide or block unwanted Windows 10 updates  —  Windows 10 testers who've complained about mandatory updates in Microsoft's new operating system might have a solution at hand.  The tool, available as an optional download, lets you hide or block any update for Windows or a hardware driver.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Razer confirms acquisition of Ouya's software, tech, and dev teams in an all-cash deal as co-founder and CEO Julie Uhrman leaves the gaming console startup  —  Razer Confirms Acquisition Of Ouya's Software, Tech And Dev Teams In All-Cash Deal  —  After raising funds at a $1 billion valuation …
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Unpatched phones with Android 2.2 Froyo or later can be hacked via a single unopened MMS due to vulnerability in native Stagefright media playback engine  —  Android Stagefright Flaws Put 950 Million Devices at Risk  —  Vulnerabilities discovered in the Stagefright media playback engine …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung hosting Unpacked event Aug. 13; Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus likely to be detailed  —  Samsung to host Unpacked event on August 13th  —  Samsung today officially announced its next major product launch event, which will take place in New York on August 13th.

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