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October 6, 2015, 6:55 PM

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Terry Myerson / Windows Blog:
Microsoft unveils Surface Book, Surface Pro 4, Lumia 950, Lumia 950 XL, Band 2, and HoloLens Development Edition  —  A new era of Windows 10 devices from Microsoft  —  We've been talking about Windows 10 for over a year now and today we started our next chapter, with new devices designed for Windows 10.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with 12.3" display, Skylake processor, new Surface Pen, fingerprint reader; pre-orders start today from $899, ships Oct. 26  —  Microsoft Surface Pro 4 announced with new Surface Pen, starts at $899  —  This year, Microsoft's Surface Pro has been flattered …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
Microsoft unveils Surface Book, its first-ever laptop, with 13.5" removable touchscreen, 12-hour battery, pre-orders start today from $1499, shipping Oct. 26  —  Microsoft introduces Surface Book, a convertible for Surface fans  —  Laptop companion to the Surface Pro 4 starts at $1499, launches October 26.
Taylor Soper / GeekWire:
New Microsoft Band to debut Oct. 30 at $249 with curved screen and Cortana integration … At its press event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled the newest version of its wearable activity tracker, the Microsoft Band.  —  The new Band, available for pre-order today …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Surface Book hands-on: terrific trackpad, lightweight as a tablet; the solid hinge makes this feel like a laptop despite detachable screen  —  A closer look at Microsoft's new Surface Book laptop  —  When I reviewed Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet earlier this year I simply concluded that Microsoft should make a laptop.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft HoloLens Development Edition: Coming Q1 2016 for $3,000  —  First public HoloLens version won't be for consumers; it'll be for developers.  —  NEW YORK—Microsoft has announced the initial price and approximate availability of its HoloLens augmented reality headset.
Julia Greenberg / Wired:
Reddit launches Upvoted, a standalone news site free of comments and voting; editorial team will curate and elaborate on content from Reddit  —  No Comments Allowed on Reddit's New News Site ‘Upvoted’  —  Reddit's got problems.  It can be a hotbed of hostility and harassment—even for loyal users.
Mark Scott / New York Times:
EU strikes down agreement that allowed companies to move people's data between EU and US; soon it could be harder for tech firms to mine data of EU users  —  Data Transfer Pact Between U.S. and Europe Is Ruled Invalid  —  Europe's highest court ruled on Tuesday that a widely used international agreement …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter launches Moments, formerly Project Lightning, its event-based curation of tweets, videos, and images, on iOS, Android, and desktop web  —  Twitter launches Moments, its dead-simple tab for browsing the best tweets  —  A big week for Twitter just got bigger.

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