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December 6, 2015, 10:10 PM

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Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
Microsoft to open source Chakra, the JavaScript heart of its Edge browser  —  Source will be available from January, and open to community contributions.  —  At JSConf in Florida today, Microsoft announced that it is open sourcing Chakra, the JavaScript engine used in its Edge and Internet Explorer browsers.
Scott Charlston / Verizon:
Verizon bringing Wi-Fi Calling to Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge via software update starting Dec. 8, expects roll out to more Android and iOS devices early 2016  —  Verizon's Advanced Calling to include Wi-Fi Calling beginning next week on some devices  —  Beginning December 8 …
Tom Simonite / MIT Technology Review:
Censys is a free search engine powered by Google's infrastructure that helps security researchers find vulnerable devices on the Internet  —  A Search Engine for the Internet's Dirty Secrets  —  Google is helping to power a new search engine built on a daily scan of the whole Internet.
Ian King / Bloomberg Business:
Google, Microsoft, and Comcast say Verizon's LTE-U cellular tech will degrade consumer Wi-Fi  —  Tech Giants Say Verizon's New Cellular Tech Could Wreck Wi-Fi  —  Google, Microsoft, and Comcast are fighting a Verizon-led push into unlicensed spectrum.  —  U.S. wireless carriers send …
Andrea Peterson / Washington Post:
Experts found critical flaws in systems behind Internet-connected doll Hello Barbie, which responded to kids' queries; ToyTalk has patched the major bugs  —  Hello (hackable) Barbie  —  Hello Barbie on display at the Mattel showroom at the North American International Toy Fair in New York.
Kevin Tofel / ZDNet:
Amazon Fire Tablet heads to China with Baidu apps and services  —  Missing support for Google apps and services isn't a problem in China, as Amazon is partnering with Baidu for search, software and online videos for the Fire Tablet.  —  Often viewed as a disadvantage, Amazon's lack …
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Jamie Condliffe / Gizmodo:
Sony Has Bought Toshiba's Image Sensor Division for $155 Million  —  Following a series of negotiations, Sony has announced that it's buying Toshiba's image sensor business for 19 billion yen—which is about $155 million.  —  The deal, rumored in October, will see Sony take over Toshiba's …

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