December 14, 2015, 1:15 PM

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Jonathan Cheng / Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Samsung Galaxy S7 to have pressure-sensitive display, USB Type-C port for full-day's charging in 30 minutes  —  Samsung Adding Pressure-Sensitive Display, High-Speed Charging Port to Galaxy S7  —  South Korean tech major is also considering a retina scanner for some versions of the new flagship smartphone
Ben Popper / The Verge:
FAA announces drone owners must register by February 19th, 2016  —  Regulation of drones in the hands of civilian pilots took a big step forward today.  The Federal Aviation Administration announced that all units weighing between 0.55 pounds and 50 pounds must be registered by February 19th, 2016.
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
VMware Walks Away From Virtustream Joint Venture With EMC  —  Cloud software company VMware says it will not participate in a previously announced cloud services joint venture called Virtustream with its parent company EMC.  —  Shares of VMware initially rose but later fell after VMware announced …
Arik Hesseldahl / Re/code:
Sources: Dell is looking to sell Perot Systems for more than $5B to raise cash for EMC deal  —  Dell Looks to Sell Perot Systems for More Than $5 Billion to Raise Cash for EMC Deal  —  Dell is looking to sell Perot Systems, a key piece of its technology outsourcing business, for more than $5 billion, sources tell Re/code.
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica:
SHA1 sunset will block millions from encrypted net, Facebook warns  —  Companies unveil controversial fallback plan for tens of millions of browsers.  —  Tens of millions of Internet users will be cut off from encrypted webpages in the coming months unless sites are permitted to continue using SHA1 …
More: Facebook and BBC
Sarah N. Lynch / Reuters:
New York Attorney General encourages public to send in speed test results as part of broadband provider probe  —  New York attorney general solicits help from the public in broadband probe  —  New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman invited the public on Sunday to test the speed …
Chris Phillips / Pandora Blog:
Pandora launches Thumbprint Radio, a personalized radio station based on your thumbs ups  —  Thumbprint Radio: A Uniquely Personal Station Inspired By All of Your Thumbs Up  —  Today we launched Thumbprint Radio - a hyper-personalized station for each listener.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Facebook Is Killing Photo Syncing, Asks Users To Download Its “Moments” App Instead  —  Facebook clearly believes it has its next hit app on its hands to follow Messenger with its private photo-sharing service, Moments.  The company has now announced it will soon discontinue support for photo syncing …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Source: Huawei to announce it's bringing the Honor 5X smartphone to the US at CES in January  —  Huawei's Honor brand to enter the US at CES 2016, likely with the Honor 5X  —  We told you a few days ago that Honor, a brand of primarily low-end smartphones owned by Huawei, sent out invites for an event early next year at CES.
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Google Maps for iOS gets offline navigation, popular business hours, and up-to-date gas prices  —  Google today updated its Google Maps app for iOS with a slew of new features.  You can download the new version now directly from Apple's App Store (iOS 7+ required).
More: TechCrunch
Dan Graziano / CNET:
Fossil Q Founder review: looks nice from a distance, but weaker battery life than competitors, display isn't a complete circle, and missing a heart-rate sensor  —  Fossil Q Founder review: Fossil misses the mark with its first Android Wear watch  —  There's no shortage of nicely designed smartwatches.

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