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June 13, 2016, 6:55 AM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
What to expect at WWDC 2016: Siri SDK, Siri on the Mac, next versions of iOS and MacOS previewed, Apple Music revamp, refinements to tvOS and watchOS  —  WWDC is almost here — and this year, Apple has more to talk about than ever.  That's because WWDC is Apple's software show …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Image of Xbox One S leaks online: 40% smaller, 2TB HDD, 4K video playback, HDR support  —  In less than 24 hours, Microsoft will host its E3 press conference.  The software maker is expected to launch a smaller, slimmer version of the Xbox One, and a fresh leak on the NeoGAF forums today is providing our first look at the new console.
Andrew Marantz / New Yorker:
How HBO's “Silicon Valley” accurately portrays and satirizes Silicon Valley: extensive research and expert consultants  —  When Dick Costolo attended the University of Michigan, in the nineteen-eighties, his major was computer science, but he was surprised to find that he also had a knack for improv comedy.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
With just the last 4 digits of @deray's SSN, a hacker rerouted texts to another device, bypassing two-factor authentication protecting the activist's accounts  —  Did you know that someone only needs your name and the last four digits of your Social Security number to hack your phone number?
Konstantin Kakaes / MIT Technology Review:
Why no high tech, high volume gadget like the iPhone can be made entirely in the US: cost, manufacturing capacity, and China's hold on rare earth elements  —  Political candidates opposed to free trade say Apple should make phones in the United States.  Let's see what that would look like.
Aza Wee Sile / CNBC:
Domino's to test feature to delay cooking for takeout orders until your phone's GPS alerts the restaurant that you're nearby  —  Domino's CEO: We can deliver pizza in under 10 minutes  —  Domino's Pizza CEO Don Meij explains how the pizza chain is trying to make ordering and delivery easier with technology.
Kyle Orland / Ars Technica:
What to expect from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, EA, Ubisoft, Bethesda, and others at E3 2016  —  Keep track of the press conference madness and more with our rundown.  —  The Electronic Entertainment Expo may be a bit smaller this year, thanks to some high-profile publisher departures.

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