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July 28, 2015, 12:45 PM

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Roger Cheng / CNET:
Motorola unveils $399 Motorola X Style with Universal LTE in US, $299 Moto X Play globally, and an upgraded, waterproof, and customizable $179 Moto G  —  Motorola doubles down on Moto X with Style, Play, updates Moto G  —  The Moto X Style will be known as the Pure Edition in the US, and will be sold directly to consumers.
Bogdan Petrovan / Android Authority:
OnePlus 2 announced: available Aug. 11, starts at $329 before taxes, with 5.5" 1080p display, Snapdragon 810, 13MP f/2.0 rear camera, USB-C, fingerprint sensor  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know  —  OnePlus 2 officially announced: everything you need to know by …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Visa Invests in Stripe at $5 Billion Valuation and Strikes Commercial Deal, Too  —  Credit card companies think they have found an ally in the increasingly competitive world of online payments.  Its name is Stripe.  —  Visa has inked a commercial agreement with the payments startup …
Gus Lubin / techinsider.io:
Business Insider launches new tech site, Tech Insider, with original reporting by 30+ journalists on tech, science, innovation, culture  —  Welcome to Tech Insider!  —  There has never been a better time to be alive.  —  Contrary to what you might have heard, people are healthier, safer, happier, and smarter than ever.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
German regulator orders Facebook to allow pseudonyms  —  Facebook may not prevent its users from using fake names, a German privacy watchdog said on Tuesday, in the latest privacy setback for the U.S. company in Europe.  —  The Hamburg data protection authority, which is responsible …
Kim Zetter / Wired:
Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone  —  The most sensitive work environments, like nuclear power plants, demand the strictest security.  Usually this is achieved by air-gapping computers from the Internet and preventing workers from inserting USB sticks into computers.
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Samuel Gibbs / Guardian:
Musk, Wozniak and Hawking urge ban on warfare AI and autonomous weapons  —  More than 1,000 experts and leading robotics researchers sign open letter warning of military artificial intelligence arms race  —  Over 1,000 high-profile artificial intelligence experts and leading researchers …

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