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August 2, 2016, 7:05 PM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram “Stories” clones Snapchat's Stories feature for ephemeral photo and video slideshows, will roll out globally on iOS and Android over next few weeks  —  People only post the highlights of their life on Instagram, so today the app adds its own version of “Stories” …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Xbox One S review: striking new design, 4K and HDR are good though limited, but hard to recommend with the more powerful Project Scorpio coming in 2017  —  Review: Welcome new design, 4K and HDR tricks under the hood—but are those enough?  —  What was going on in the Microsoft Devices Group during the Xbox One's design phase?
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft expands HoloLens availability to business customers, debuts HoloLens Commercial Suite with Kiosk Mode, support for VPN, BitLocker, more  —  Microsoft is starting to roll out on a limited basis its HoloLens augmented-reality glasses to business customers, beginning with those in the U.S. and Canada.
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Note 7: the 5.7"-display phablet has a curved-screen, bezel-free design, iris scanner unlock; pre-orders start tomorrow, price TBD  —  Here it is: The new phone that was so exciting the company went ahead and skipped a full number upgrade (the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 …
Joseph Cox / Motherboard:
Hacker known as Peace is selling a dump of alleged user credentials for 200M+ Yahoo accounts from 2012 for 3 BTC; Yahoo is investigating  —  A notorious cybercriminal is advertising 200 million of alleged Yahoo user credentials on the dark web, and the company has said it is “aware” …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Firefox 48 arrives with multi-process support, drops old OS X versions and Android Gingerbread  —  Mozilla today launched Firefox 48 for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.  The browser has gained multi-processor support (finally), enhanced protection against harmful downloads, and media improvements on Android.
Jonathan Vanian / Fortune:
Used-car e-tailer startup Vroom debuts VR showrooms in Houston, Austin, the Dallas suburb of Grand Prairie, and Phoenix, enabling VR test drives  —  It used to be that anyone interested in buying a used car would have to visit a dealership and chum it up with insistent salespeople.

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