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August 13, 2015, 7:50 PM

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Samsung Tomorrow:
Samsung announces Galaxy Note5, Galaxy S6 edge+, and launch dates for Samsung Pay  —  Samsung Stays Ahead of the Curve with Bold, Big Screen Smartphones  —  Samsung Electronics announced the global launch of the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and Galaxy Note5.  Both devices represent Samsung's commitment …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung announces Galaxy Note5 available August 21 with 5.7" quad HD display, 4GB RAM, 16MP camera, refined design and materials  —  Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is official and will be available on August 21st  —  Samsung is officially taking the wraps off of the Galaxy Note 5 today, the latest in its flagship line of Note phablets.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Samsung announces hardware keyboard that snaps onto the screen of Galaxy Note5 or S6 edge+  —  Samsung resurrects the dream of a hardware keyboard  —  If there's one thing that's missed more than anything else in today's smartphones, it might be the hardware keyboard.
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Samsung announces slightly larger variant of the Galaxy S6 edge, the edge+, with 5.7" display  —  Samsung's new Galaxy S6 Edge+ is bigger and smarter  —  Samsung released two phones in March that featured some radical shifts in design philosophy: the Galaxy S6, and the Galaxy S6 Edge.
Bloomberg Business:
Sources: Apple's live TV streaming service now slated for 2016 launch as licensing talks stall  —  Apple Said to Delay Live TV Service to 2016 as Negotiations Stall  —  Apple Inc. customers waiting for the company to revolutionize live television as it did for music and phone service …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Samsung teases Gear S2 circular smartwatch to be unveiled on September 3  —  Here is the first look at Samsung's new Gear smartwatch, coming next month  —  Samsung's big news today was two big phones, but it has even more tech to come shortly: a new smartwatch that's going to be unveiled next month.
Husain Sumra / MacRumors:
Apple Updates Boot Camp With Windows 10 Support  —  Apple today released an update to Boot Camp with support for Microsoft Windows 10, according to a new support document.  The update, Boot Camp 6, is still propagating and is not yet available for OS X. However, several MacRumors forum members …
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
Samsung unveils 2.5-inch 16TB SSD: The world's largest hard drive  —  At the Flash Memory Summit in California, Samsung has unveiled what appears to be the world's largest hard drive—and somewhat surprisingly, it uses NAND flash chips rather than spinning platters.
Cam Bunton / 9to5Google:
Xiaomi announces new flagship Redmi Note 2: Octa-core and full HD for $124  —  Just days after releasing its last new phone, Xiaomi has announced yet another device with competitive specs at a very disruptive price point.  Xiaomi calls it ‘the new monster’ and for good reason.
Stephen Shankland / CNET:
Google seeks to push Chrome OS into business with Dell Chromebook 13 that starts at $399, new management, virtualization tools  —  With Dell's help, Google pushes Chrome-based laptops beyond budget buyers  —  Google's challenger to Microsoft Windows has found a successful niche in schools.
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Facebook's Parse Open-Sources All Of Its SDKs  —  Parse, the backend platform for apps Facebook acquired back in 2013, today announced that it will open source all of its software development kits (SDKs).  The Parse SDKs for iOS, Android and OS X are available on GitHub now …

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