October 26, 2015, 8:35 PM

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Keith Peiris / Facebook:
Facebook bolsters Notifications tab on mobile with birthday, events reminders, location based news, weather updates, nearby movie, restaurant info, more  —  A More Useful Notifications Tab on Mobile  —  Today, we're starting to roll out an expanded, personalized notifications tab in the Facebook app.
David Pierce / Wired:
The Inside Story of Surface Book, Microsoft's Next Big Thing  —  One night about two years ago, Panos Panay couldn't sleep.  This happens a lot, waking up in the middle of the night with loud thoughts rattling around in his head.  Panay popped off the pillow, reached for his new Surface Pen …
Panos Panay / Windows Blog:
Microsoft Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 now available in US and Canada  —  Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 go on sale today  —  The team and I could not be more pumped today.  Today Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book go on sale in the US and Canada!  It's been three years exactly since …
Nathan Layne / Reuters:
Sources: Wal-Mart applied for FAA permission to test drones for home delivery, curbside pickup, and checking warehouse inventories  —  Exclusive: Wal-Mart seeks to test drones for home delivery, pickup  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc applied Monday to U.S. regulators for permission to test drones …
Keiko Morris / Wall Street Journal:
Microsoft Opens Flagship Store on Fifth Avenue  —  New retail outlet is part of strategy to provide a connection between the company and consumers  —  Microsoft Corp. will step onto one of the world's biggest retail stages Monday when it opens its Fifth Avenue store as part of its strategy to boost its direct contact with consumers.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Apple Stores will send some iPhone 6/6s phones for off-site repairs, offering 16GB loaners  —  In an effort to reduce wait times at Genius Bars within Apple Stores, Apple this week will launch a new repair program for the iPhone 6, 6s, 6 Plus and 6s Plus in select stores across the United States …
Jason Del Rey / Re/code:
Chase announces new QR-based digital wallet service Chase Pay, available mid-2016  —  Chase Announces Chase Pay, Its Own Digital Wallet  —  Add Chase to the list of banks creating their own digital wallets to challenge those from Apple, Samsung and Google.
Jack Clark / Bloomberg Business:
Google's “RankBrain” AI system is used for a “very large fraction” of queries and is now the third most important signal in the search ranking algorithm  —  Google Turning Its Lucrative Web Search Over to AI Machines  —  ‘RankBrain’ uses artificial intelligence to filter results
TalkTalk hack: Police arrest teenager (15) in Northern Ireland  —  A 15-year-old teenager has been arrested in Co Antrim in connection with the TalkTalk security breach.  —  Metropolitan Police said the teen was arrested at around 16:20 by PSNI officers on suspicion of Computer Misuse Act offences.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
LG's dual-screen V10 phone reaches AT&T and T-Mobile this week  —  When LG promised that its unique V10 smartphone would reach the US soon after its Korean launch, it wasn't kidding around.  Both AT&T and T-Mobile have announced that you can order the dual screen, dual-selfie cam device this week — October 27th and 28th, respectively.

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