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December 14, 2015, 11:20 AM

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Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung Galaxy S7 to have pressure-sensitive display, USB Type-C port for full-day's charging in 30 minutes  —  Samsung Adding Pressure-Sensitive Display, High-Speed Charging Port to Galaxy S7  —  South Korean tech major is also considering a retina scanner for some versions of the new flagship smartphone
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Taylor Swift's 1989 World Tour Live video, debuting on December 20, will be exclusive to Apple Music; Apple gets rights to Swift's name for store promotions  —  Apple Gets a Giant Taylor Swift Concert Exclusive (Because It Paid Taylor Swift)  —  Remember when Taylor Swift and Apple didn't get along …
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SHA1 sunset will block millions from encrypted net, Facebook warns  —  Companies unveil controversial fallback plan for tens of millions of browsers.  —  Tens of millions of Internet users will be cut off from encrypted webpages in the coming months unless sites are permitted to continue using SHA1 …
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Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Source: Huawei to announce it's bringing the Honor 5X smartphone to the US at CES in January  —  Huawei's Honor brand to enter the US at CES 2016, likely with the Honor 5X  —  We told you a few days ago that Honor, a brand of primarily low-end smartphones owned by Huawei, sent out invites for an event early next year at CES.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
VMware Walks Away From Virtustream Joint Venture With EMC  —  Cloud software company VMware says it will not participate in a previously announced cloud services joint venture called Virtustream with its parent company EMC.  —  Shares of VMware initially rose but later fell after VMware announced …
Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
New York Attorney General encourages public to send in speed test results as part of broadband provider probe  —  New York attorney general solicits help from the public in broadband probe  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invited the public on Sunday to test the speed …
Alan Boyle / GeekWire:
Researchers develop algorithm to teach a new concept to a computer using just one example  —  Bayesian boost for A.I.: Researchers find a quicker way to teach a computer … Researchers say they've developed an algorithm that can teach a new concept to a computer using just one example …
Chris Plante / The Verge:
Microsoft plans to revive the Xbox by collaborating with outside studios on games like ReCore, Crackdown 3, and Quantum Break  —  Save Point  —  In its first eight years, the Xbox 360 established the company as a powerhouse in the games industry, and one of the best options for streaming apps like Netflix, Hulu, and Pandora.
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