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September 11, 2014, 7:05 AM

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Benjamin Clymer / HODINKEE:
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos)  —  I'm not even sure we can call it a watch.  Okay, it goes on the wrist, and it happens to tell the time, but that's about where the similarities between Apple's just announced watch and the hand-assembled …
John Paczkowski / Re/code:
Source: Apple Watch battery life is “about a day right now”, Apple trying to improve ahead of launch  —  Code/Red: Apple Watch Battery Life — “Charge Nightly”  —  // HAPPENING TODAY  — Internet Slowdown Day.  — Silicon Valley vanity searches of Vanity Fair's New Establishment list — congrats, bosses.
Christina Farr / Reuters:
Fashion world divided on first look at Apple Watch  —  (Reuters) - Apple Inc's newly unveiled smartwatch on Tuesday split fashion arbiters who may prove pivotal to its broad acceptance.  —  Many praised the “Apple Watch”, priced from $349 when it debuts next year, for its clean aesthetic …
Ben Thompson / stratechery:
Apple seems unclear whether Watch is an iPhone accessory or valuable in its own  —  Apple Watch: Asking Why and Saying No  —  Dan Frommer wrote in Quartz about The Hidden Structure of the Apple Keynote.  His analysis covered 27 events since 2007, and included things like average length …
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New York Times:
Release of iPhone 6 Delayed in China  —  BEIJING — Apple is facing a potential setback in China, one of its biggest and fastest-growing markets, after the much-anticipated introductions here of the new iPhone models were delayed.  —  On Wednesday, Apple told China's three big state-owned …
Benedict Evans:
Apple's new iPhones eliminate most of the reasons for buying high-end Android phones  —  iPhone 6 and Android value  —  The new iPhones were much the most predictable part of Apple's event - widely leaked and impelled by an irresistible logic - the customer is always right.
Ali Al-Qudsi / Geek on Gadgets:
Exclusive: Nokia, Windows Phone Brands to be Replaced By Microsoft, Windows  —  A confidential internal document we received has shed some light on the future of devices produced by Microsoft Mobile, formerly Nokia's devices and services division.  It's no secret that Microsoft are trying …
Emerging Technology From the arXiv:
How the SuperVision algorithm, developed in 2012, marked the turning point in image recognition when machines surpassed humans  —  The Revolutionary Technique That Quietly Changed Machine Vision Forever  —  Machines are now almost as good as humans at object recognition …
Paul Sawers / The Next Web:
Facebook is testing a feature that lets you schedule the deletion of your posts in advance  —  Facebook is trialing a new feature that lets you schedule the deletion of your posts in advance.  —  A handful of users noticed the feature in the Facebook iOS app earlier this week, and we reached out to Facebook to seek clarification.
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords published, Google says ‘no evidence’ its systems were compromised  —  Approximately 4.93 million Gmail usernames and passwords were published to a Russian Bitcoin forum on Tuesday, as first reported by Russian website CNews.  That's the bad news.
Richard Lai / Engadget:
With Qualcomm's Snapdragon 210, even the cheapest smartphones will get LTE  —  While Qualcomm's dominating the premium and mid-range smartphone space, MediaTek's been taking care of the other end of the spectrum until it launched its premium LTE octa-core chipset recently.
David Meyer / Gigaom:
CartoDB takes $8M in funding to build platform for “thousands” of niche mapping apps  —  The Spanish firm is also relocating its headquarters to New York, nearer to most of its client base — though it insists it will still be a European company.  —  Interactive map maker CartoDB …
Marco Chiappetta / HotHardware.com News:
Preliminary benchmark tests of Intel's Core M Broadwell platform show impressive performance  —  First Actual Intel Broadwell Core M Benchmarks From IDF 2014  —  We're currently at the Intel Developers Forum checking out all of the technology being showcase by Intel and its partners.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
NVIDIA hints at an HTC Nexus 9 tablet coming within weeks  —  Remember those hints of HTC returning to tablets?  Yeah, the cat's out of the bag.  As part of its patent lawsuit against Qualcomm and Samsung, NVIDIA has revealed that it expects a Tegra K1-powered “HTC Nexus 9” sometime within the third calendar quarter of the year.

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