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October 17, 2015, 10:50 PM

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Kif Leswing / Fortune:
BlackBerry Priv Android smartphone, featuring a curved 5.4" 2560x1440 touchscreen and a slide-out keyboard, is now available for pre-order in UK for £579.99  —  BlackBerry Priv finally available for pre-order, specs confirmed  —  If you've ever wanted a smartphone that combines …
Brandon Chester / AnandTech:
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7" review: extremely light, phenomenal display, but performance lags behind Nexus 9 and iPad Air 2  —  The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Review  —  The first Android tablet I ever used was the original Galaxy Tab.  It was a 7" Android tablet running Android Froyo …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google acquires 360-degree photography startup Digisfera to beef up Street View  —  Google has acquired Digisfera, a startup focused on working with panoramic images.  Digisfera's employees will be joining the Street View team at Google “to continue building great experiences using 360° photography.”
Kellex / Droid Life:
New Google Play UI with separate tabs for apps and entertainment content starts rolling out  —  New Google Play UI is Rolling Out!  —  The big new Google Play UI update that was teased yesterday has begun rolling out to select users.  It seems to be a server-side switch …
Tom Costello / NBC News:
US government to announce a plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register it with the Department of Transportation  —  U.S. Will Require Drones to Be Registered  —  The federal government will announce a new plan requiring anyone buying a drone to register the device with the U.S. Department …

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