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March 27, 2016, 9:25 AM

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Mikey Campbell / AppleInsider:
KGI: Apple planning new iPhone model for 2017 with curved glass case, 5.8-inch AMOLED display, and wireless charging  —  New iPhone model with curved glass case, 5.8" AMOLED display due in 2017, insider says  —  Apple has plans to introduce a new high-end iPhone model in 2017 that sports …
Peter Lee / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft apologizes for Tay's hurtful tweets, says coordinated attack exploited vulnerability in Tay  —  Learning from Tay's introduction  —  As many of you know by now, on Wednesday we launched a chatbot called Tay.  We are deeply sorry for the unintended offensive and hurtful tweets from Tay …
Alex Kantrowitz / BuzzFeed:
Jason Koebler / Motherboard:
In Angola, Wikipedia Zero and Facebook Free Basics are being used to create a clandestine file sharing network  —  Angola's Wikipedia Pirates Are Exposing the Problems With Digital Colonialism  —  Wikimedia and Facebook have given Angolans free access to their websites, but not to the rest of the internet.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / Motherboard:
Google and Yahoo say they're still working on usable end-to-end encrypted email but decline to predict release dates  —  The Dream Of Usable Email Encryption Is Still A Work In Progress  —  Tech-savvy people have had a way to send secure email since the mid 1990s, when legendary cryptographer …
Samantha Murphy Kelly / Mashable:
How Liam, Apple's 29-armed robot, disassembles ruined and returned iPhones for salvageable components and recycling  —  Inside Liam, Apple's super-secret, 29-armed robot that tears down your iPhone  —  CUPERTINO, Calif — I'm standing in a warehouse parking lot at an undisclosed location …
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Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft Surface Hub conferencing system starts shipping  —  Microsoft's Surface Hub conferencing system, available in two large-screen models, finally are starting to ship to customers worldwide.  —  After a few delays, Microsoft's Surface Hub conferencing system has started shipping to customers …
Les Shu / Digital Trends:
Google's Nik Collection photo editing plugins for Photoshop and Aperture are now free  —  Google's advanced desktop photo editing software are now free downloads  —  Google is known for its useful software services, the majority of which are free.  When the company acquired Nik's advanced …
Alicia Adamczyk / TIME:
FAA: 2.5M drones to be sold in US in 2016, 7M in 2020; 400K+ people registered to fly drones  —  Millions More Drones Will Be Flying Above Your Head by 2020  —  It's a bird!  It's a plane!  It's a hobbyist drone!  —  Looks like drones are the new hoverboards.
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
VC deals and investments in VR and AR have tripled since Facebook acquired Oculus for $2B two years ago  —  Two Years Later: Facebook's Oculus Acquisition Has Changed Virtual Reality Forever  —  On a sunny March Tuesday in San Francisco, Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was playing tennis.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
iPhone SE review: a blazing fast phone for small-handed or cash-strapped buyers  —  This Is What Using The New Small iPhone Is Actually Like  —  Wait, iPhone 5s?  Is dat you?  —  Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed  —  Apple's newest device is, at its essence, an iPhone 5s updated with the 6s's most important features.

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