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August 14, 2018, 9:50 AM

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Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
NVIDIA unveils Turing GPU architecture, says it includes AI-based capabilities and real-time ray tracing, announces Quadro RTX GPUs that will ship Q4 2018  —  Moments ago at NVIDIA's SIGGRAPH 2018 keynote presentation, company CEO Jensen Huang formally unveiled the company's much awaited (and much rumored) Turing GPU architecture.
Stacy Cowley / New York Times:
Banks and retailers are using behavioral biometrics to build millions of user profiles by tracking how users type, swipe, and tap when using websites and apps  —  When you're browsing a website and the mouse cursor disappears, it might be a computer glitch — or it might be a deliberate test to find out who you are.
Graeme Mcmillan / The Verge:
Comcast's Xfinity X1 partnership with Netflix and Amazon presages a future of streaming bundles, which would be similar to the cable TV subscription model  —  As Xfinity's distribution deals expand, disruptors are taking up the same models as past cable companies
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
All current regulations about online privacy are flawed because they view privacy as a thing that needs protecting, rather than a trade-off for benefits  —  It's been an interesting year for those of us who support strong privacy for the public — in part because we've seen lots of movement on attempts to regulate privacy.
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Lucas Shaw / Bloomberg:
Sources: YouTube is signing stars to new contracts that pay them to use new features like paid chats and prohibit them from posting first on competitors' sites  —  - Twitch, Facebook try to lure talent with new video ventures  — Parent Google wants to diversify revenue for talent, itself
Bloomberg:
How Quanergy Systems, which makes lidar for autonomous cars, has failed to deliver after raising $160M and hitting a peak valuation of over $1.6B  —  Quanergy Systems Inc. found itself in the center of a sudden frenzy over self-driving cars in 2014.  It makes lidar, which bounces lasers off objects …
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Joshua Benton / Nieman Lab:
Report: Facebook's Campbell Brown told The Australian that Zuckerberg doesn't care about publishers, Facebook not interested in discussing traffic and referrals  —  The Australian — the Murdoch-owned national paper — has an interesting (and aggressively paywalled) scoop about Facebook today …

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