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September 21, 2014, 9:20 AM

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Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Oculus Reveals Its New “Crescent Bay” Developer Kit With 360-Degree Head Tracking And Headphones  —  Oculus gave the world the first look at its new developer kit Crescent Bay today at Oculus' Connect conference, which you can watch live here.  Crescent Bay has a faster frame rate …
Austin Mann:
Photographer extensively tests new iPhone cameras in Iceland, praises low light improvements  —  iPhone 6 Plus Camera Review: Iceland  —  v  —  This year I had the opportunity to be at Apple's Keynote where they announced the iPhone 6, 6 Plus and the Watch.
Kevin Roose / New York Magazine:
Legal challenges could threaten the business models of the on-demand startups relying on independent contractors  —  Does Silicon Valley Have a Contract-Worker Problem?  —  An examination of tech's favorite labor model.  —  Shares … Earlier this year, I hired a house cleaner.
Timothy B. Lee / Vox:
How Betaworks revived Digg, growing it from 1.5M to 8M monthly visitors over the last 2 years  —  Inside the company that rebuilt Digg  —  Before there was Reddit, there was Digg.  Digg used to be one of Silicon Valley's hottest startups.  Founded in late 2004, it became a sensation …
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Developer uses App Runtime for Chrome to run Android apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers  —  Hack runs Android apps on Windows, Mac, and Linux computers  —  The official Android Twitter app running on Mac OS.  —  If you remember, about a week ago, Google gave Chrome OS the ability …
Jonathan Zdziarski / Jonathan Zdziarski's Domain:
With iOS 8, forensics tools can still obtain your camera reel, third-party app data, iTunes media, and more  —  Your iOS 8 Data is Not Beyond Law Enforcement's Reach... Yet.  —  In a recent announcement, Apple stated that they no longer unlock iOS (8) devices for law enforcement.
Tiernan Ray / Tech Trader Daily:

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