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September 2, 2015, 7:40 AM

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Tamar Yehoshua / Official Google Blog:
Google reveals new logo  —  Google's look, evolved  —  So why are we doing this now?  Once upon a time, Google was one destination that you reached from one device: a desktop PC.  These days, people interact with Google products across many different platforms, apps and devices—sometimes all in a single day.
Brandon Hill / HotHardware.com News:
Intel unveils Skylake Y, U, H, and S CPU series for desktops, notebooks, convertibles, and compute sticks  —  Intel Unleashes Onslaught Of Skylake CPUs For Next Gen Notebooks, Convertibles And Compute Sticks  —  When it comes to Intel's Skylake processors, we've already got you covered things …
Ian Cutress / AnandTech:
The Intel Skylake Mobile and Desktop Launch, with Architecture Analysis  —  Intel's 6th Generation of its Core product line, Skylake, is officially launching today.  We previously saw the performance of the two high end Skylake-K 91W processors, but that was limited in detail as well as product.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Avram Piltch / Laptop Mag:
Lenovo Unfolds New ThinkPad Yogas with Silver Chassis, 2K Displays  —  Just as we expect a MacBook to be silver (or gold), we always picture a Lenovo ThinkPad clad in raven black.  However, the leading PC vendor is shaking up its palette by offering a pair of new ThinkPad Yoga 2-in-1s in a choice of silver or black.
John Koller / PlayStation.Blog:
PS4 v3.0 update to include gameplay streaming to YouTube, increased online storage, more; beta starts today  —  PS4 System Software 3.00 Features Detailed, Beta Starts Today  —  We've been busy preparing our next major system software update for PS4, version 3.00 (codename: Kenshin).
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Acer's coolest new PC lets you build a computer like Lego bricks  —  Building your own computer is starting to come back in style thanks to initiatives like Phonebloks and Google's Project Ara, and now Acer is bringing that idea to the desktop.  It's introducing a new PC today called the Revo Build Series …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google says it will penalize mobile pages with app install ads covering a “significant amount of content”  —  Google Will Soon Start Punishing Mobile Sites That Use Annoying App Install Ads  —  There's nothing wrong with app install ads, but too often now, you click on a mobile search result …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Toshiba's Satellite Radius 12 combines a 4K display with a Windows Hello camera  —  It feels like it has been years since Toshiba announced an exciting Windows laptop, but it looks like the wait is finally over.  At IFA today, Toshiba is revealing the Satellite Radius 12 convertible.
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
Popcorn Time lawsuits continue as 16 are sued for watching Survivor  —  App that makes piracy easy has become a target for one Oregon lawyer.  —  The “Popcorn Time” app was launched in 2014 as a kind of “BitTorrent for dummies” with a simple Netflix-style interface for viewing movies.
More: Variety
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla will drop RC4 encryption in Chrome, Edge, IE, and Firefox next year  —  Google, Microsoft, and Mozilla all made the same announcement today: They will drop support for the RC4 cipher in their respective browsers.  Chrome, Edge, Internet Explorer …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Asus ZenWatch 2 goes on sale in October, in two sizes; 1.6" display for €149, 1.45" display for €169  —  ASUS Details The ZenWatch 2: Coming In October  —  At this year's Computex Taipei ASUS released some teaser information about the upcoming ZenWatch 2.
More: The Verge and Gizmodo
Colin Lecher / The Verge:
US district judge in San Francisco grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit against the company  —  Judge grants California Uber drivers class action status in lawsuit  —  A US District Judge in San Francisco has ruled that a lawsuit brought by Uber drivers may continue …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel, Microsoft, Mozilla, and Netflix launch Alliance for Open Media to develop next-generation of royalty-free video formats  —  Amazon, Netflix, Google, Microsoft, Mozilla And Others Partner To Create Next-Gen Video Format  —  Amazon, Cisco, Google, Intel …
Natalie Gagliordi / ZDNet:
Sales automation startup Apptus raises $108M Series C at a valuation of more than $1B  —  Sales automation startup Apptus raises $108 million  —  Apptus is backed by Salesforce Ventures and makes a platform for configuring the quote-to-cash process.  —  Apptus, a maker of quote …
Julie Bort / Business Insider:
Microsoft partners with VMware on Project A2, focusing on desktop virtualization and easier Windows 10 rollout for businesses  —  Microsoft just buried the hatchet with another one of its huge rivals: VMware  —  The kinder, softer, we-love-everybody Microsoft under CEO Satya Nadella's helm just struck again.

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