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September 2, 2015, 10:05 AM

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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 …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Windows 10 and Skylake processors were ‘designed together,’ says Intel's Kirk Skaugen  —  Intel makes a habit of announcing its new processor generations in gradual steps.  A month ago, it introduced the first members of its sixth-gen Core family — better known by the codename Skylake …
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.
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.
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 …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Acer's Chromebook R 11 is a new convertible laptop priced at $299  —  The latest in Acer's long lineup of Chromebooks is the company's first convertible running Google's OS.  The Chromebook R 11, due next month for $299, features an 11-inch, “HD” (1366 x 768) display, aluminum top frame, and an Intel Celeron chipset.
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).
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.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Chrome 45 launches with new developer features, automatically pauses less important Flash content, like ads  —  Google today launched Chrome 45 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, with some expected changes and new developer tools.  You can update to the latest version now using …
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Popular Belkin Wi-Fi routers plagued by unpatched security flaws  —  Attackers could exploit the flaws to hijack DNS requests or completely take over the devices  —  If your Wi-Fi network is using the popular Belkin N600 DB router, be warned: it may have several vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to take it over.
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
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.
Allegra Frank / Polygon:
Nintendo games now available through Amazon digital store  —  Starting today, Nintendo games are now available for digital purchase through the Amazon online store.  Amazon will offer a selection of popular Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Virtual Console games, as well as some downloadable content …
More: The Verge
Barb Darrow / Fortune:
SAP Vora plugs into Spark to speed up big data queries  —  The world has been drowning in talk about big data, the massive troves of information churned out by sensors, engines, and other machinery.  That information can be very useful to businesses but there's been a divide between …
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.
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 …

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