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October 29, 2015, 6:00 PM

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Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Google folding Chrome OS into Android, plans to release a single, combined OS by 2017  —  Alphabet's Google to Fold Chrome Operating System Into Android  —  Move is a sign of the growing dominance of mobile computing  —  Alphabet Inc. 's Google plans to fold its Chrome operating system …
Brendan Klinkenberg / BuzzFeed:
Apple says Siri on Apple TV will support Apple Music by early next year  —  Apple TV's Siri Search Will Soon Include Apple Music  —  One of the most useful features of Apple's new Apple TV is its Siri-enabled universal search.  It's something Apple TV owners have been asking about for years …
Walt Mossberg / The Verge:
Apple TV 2015 review: fast and easy to navigate, but the on-screen keyboard is worse than on older Apple TV, Siri functionality is somewhat limited  —  Mossberg: The Apple TV gets smart  —  It seems like we've been waiting for years for Apple to reinvent the TV.
Andrew Webster / The Verge:
Nintendo to release its first smartphone game, Miitomo, in March 2016 as a free download with character add-ons available as in-app purchases  —  Nintendo's first smartphone release is a free-to-play game called Miitomo  —  At an investors meeting in Tokyo today, Nintendo revealed some details …
iFixit:
Nexus 6P teardown reveals square fingerprint reader and very poor repairability  —  Nexus 6P Teardown  —  Teardown  —  Teardowns provide a look inside a device and should not be used as disassembly instructions.  —  Featured Guide  —  This guide has been found to be exceptionally cool by the iFixit staff.
Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat:
Twitch launches Twitch Creative, a dedicated section of the site for non-gaming content like art and music  —  Twitch Creative livestreaming finds new audiences for artists and musicians  —  Twitch draws more than 100 million people a month to view live broadcasts of video games.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Breach at free webhosting service 000Webhost leaks 13M names, passwords, and email addresses  —  13 million plaintext passwords belonging to webhost users leaked online  —  Personal data is exposed as a result of a five-month-old hack on 000Webhost.  —  A security researcher has discovered …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook Turns Photos Into Dynamic “Slideshow” Ads For The Developing World's Slow Connections  —  Facebook has hit user saturation in its core developed world markets.  A strong way to boost revenue is for Facebook to make ads work better in emerging markets with older technology.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
Google to Symantec: account fully for misissued google.com certificates or else Chrome will flag your TLS certificates as unsafe  —  Still fuming over HTTPS mishap, Google makes Symantec an offer it can't refuse  —  Google: Fix ailing certificate business or risk having Chrome flag your credentials.
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
MIT is developing a technology called RF-Capture that uses wireless signals to track human motion and identify people through walls  —  MIT uses wireless signals to identify people through walls  —  Tech could identify intruders in your home or power motion capture for movies.
Ina Fried / Re/code:
Samsung reports Q3 earnings of $6.4B on $45.2B revenue, plans to buy back up to $10B in stock in one year  —  Samsung Aims to Improve Phone Sales While Maintaining Profits in Holiday Quarter  —  As part of its earnings release on Thursday, Korean electronics giant Samsung said it hopes …
Nick Statt / The Verge:
OnePlus X announced with 5-inch 1080p display, 3GB RAM, Snapdragon 801, 13MP rear-facing camera, and glass back for $249, available via invite on Nov. 19 in US  —  The OnePlus X is a low-cost Android phone in high-end disguise  —  The OnePlus X is many things.
Nicolas Suzor / The Conversation:
Australian court holds Google is responsible for linking to defamatory websites  —  Google is responsible for search results. antb/Shutterstock.com  —  The South Australian Supreme Court this week found that Google is legally responsible when its search results link to defamatory content on the web.
Alistair Barr / Wall Street Journal:
Sergey Brin says each Alphabet business can decide which countries it wants to operate in, including China  —  Some Alphabet Units May Return to China Ahead of Others, Brin Says  —  Alphabet Inc.'s Google unit is trying to get back into China, raising questions about the company's stance on censorship in the country.
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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Samsung's super-sized Galaxy View tablet is $599, coming November 6th  —  The Galaxy View, Samsung's colossal 18-inch tablet designed for video streaming, will be priced at $599 when it's released on November 6th.  That'll get you the Wi-Fi version with 32GB of internal storage …
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