June 1, 2013, 10:45 PM

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Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Haswell is here: we detail Intel's first 4th-generation Core CPUs  —  Quad-core chips for laptops and desktops are first, with dual-cores to follow.  —  Intel has been releasing information about Haswell, its next-generation CPU architecture, for months now.
New York Times:
U.S. and China Will Hold Talks About Hacking  —  WASHINGTON — The United States and China have agreed to hold regular, high-level talks on how to set standards of behavior for cybersecurity and commercial espionage, the first diplomatic effort to defuse the tensions over what the United States …
Glenn Künzler / MacTrast:
Mac Pro Retail Supplies Drying Up Ahead of WWDC  —  Apple's WWDC conference is almost upon us, and with the expectation that the company will unveil new Macs at the event, I decided to do a bit of checking around on retail stock levels.  What I found, somewhat to my surprise, was a remarkable shortage of Apple's entry-level Mac Pro.
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Software Freedom Law Center effectively blesses Microsoft's Android and Linux patent license deals  —  After many years of fundamentalist opposition to patent licensing it appears that Free Software advocates have become more pragmatic and now, at long last, tend to appreciate the benefits …
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Evleaks / TheUnlockr:
Samsung Galaxy S 4 Active Revealed for AT&T  —  It's no secret that Samsung's got a full complement of Galaxy S 4-derived handsets trickling out over the next few months; the company just revealed the S 4 Mini, and next up we're expecting a more rugged, full-sized device known as the Galaxy S 4 Active (codename: J Active).
Matthew Panzarino / The Next Web:
Google says it won't approve any Glass apps with facial recognition until it has protections in place  —  Today, Google posted a notice to its Google Glass channel on G+ that lays out its plan to prevent abuse of facial recognition on the head-mounted computer.  It's solution?
Steve Rubel / AdAge:
Why Reddit Is Betting On Original Content  —  A Move to Reach Marketers in a Tech-Savvy Community  —  The “80s cliché is that video killed the radio star.  Now it's quickly killing other priorities as a growing number of media concerns put greater focus on original programming, all in a quest for higher CPMs.

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