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September 3, 2015, 1:30 AM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple TV 4 hardware revealed: A8 chip, black remote, 8/16GB storage, same ports, no 4K  —  The fourth-generation Apple TV, set to be unveiled at an event on September 9th and released in October, will feature a mix of new and familiar hardware, according to reliable sources.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
iPad Pro and refreshed iPad mini may debut at Apple's September 9 event; iPad Pro expected to ship November  —  iPad Pro planned for Sept. 9 debut with iPad mini 4; October pre-orders, November launch  —  Apple's September 9th event is set to be one of the company's largest events in history …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
Sources: Google will unveil LG and Huawei Nexus smartphones in San Francisco on September 29  —  Google will hold Nexus event Sept. 29 in San Francisco  —  The search giant will introduce two smartphones at the event, one made by LG and the other by Huawei.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Twitter names developer platform lead Jeff Seibert head of consumer product in product team restructure  —  Twitter Restructures Product Team, Promotes Jeff Seibert  —  Twitter has promoted Jeff Seibert, the man who's been running the company's developer products for over a year.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple News app to include more than 50 publishers when it launches this fall  —  Apple Adds More Publishers for Its News App, Which Will Launch Soon  —  One thing you won't hear much about at Apple's media event next week: Its News app, a newsreader that will work something like Flipboard …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
New Moto 360s: men's 46mm and 42mm, women's 42mm with narrower strap mounts, priced at $299.99- $429.99; sport version later this year, others shipping in weeks  —  Motorola's new Moto 360 watches are sleeker, smarter, and more customizable than ever  —  Last year, Motorola released …
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New iPhone 6S/6S Plus to retain same storage tiers as iPhone 6: 16GB, 64GB, and 128GB, despite 4K video, increased photo resolution, and other improvements  —  Apple Event: New Apple Watch bands, 16GB iPhones confirmed with 7000 series aluminum  —  Starting with the iPhone 3GS …
Aaron Souppouris / Engadget:
Sony introduces Z5 Premium with 5.5" display, Z5 with 5.2" display, and Z5 Compact with 4.7" display, all have fingerprint sensors on side and Snapdragon 810  —  Sony's Xperia Z5 family includes the world's first 4K smartphone  —  To say that Sony's mobile division has had a tough time lately would be an understatement.
Emily Steel / New York Times:
Hulu launches commercial-free option for $12 per month  —  Hulu Starts a Commercial-Free Option to Rival Netflix and Amazon  —  Hulu announced Wednesday that it was starting a commercial-free version of its streaming service, costing $12 a month, in its latest effort to enhance its offerings …
Dan Ackerman / CNET:
Asus announces GX700 water-cooled laptop with 17-inch 4K display and overclocked Skylake chip; ROG gaming laptops updated to G752 series, starting at $1,500  —  Asus updates ROG gaming laptops, and teases liquid cooling  —  Asus is known for its powerful gaming PCs, such as the ROG G751 …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Introduces Uncomplicated Pay-As-You-Go Model For Its Maps API  —  The Google Maps API has been a mess when it comes to pricing.  The company is making moves to clean that up with a newly announced pay-as-you-go model.  —  Here's what the team said today about it:
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google Docs update includes integrated search for Android, voice transcription in 40 languages, and advanced change tracking for web  —  Google updates Docs with integrated search on Android, dictation, and advanced change tracking  —  Google's productivity suite just got a big update timed to students' return to school.

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