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August 10, 2016, 4:15 PM

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Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
Sources: iPhone event scheduled for Sept. 7; thinner MacBook Pros with touchscreen strip for function keys, USB Type-C, Touch ID, more, likely to debut later  —  Slimmer MacBook Pro to get keyboard with thin digital screen  —  Company finds consumers take longer to buy or replace iPads
Ina Fried / Recode:
Intel is acquiring deep-learning company Nervana Systems, the first big exit for Andy Rubin's Playground Global; a source says the deal is valued at $400M+  —  The chip giant is betting that machine learning is going to be a big deal in the data center.  —  Intel is snapping …
Raymond M. Soneira / DisplayMate:
Galaxy Note7 has “the most innovative and high performance” smartphone display tested to date; with 518 PPI, it reaches limit of perceptible sharpness  —  The key element for a great Smartphone has always been a truly innovative and top performing display, and the best leading edge Smartphones …
Jon Russell / TechCrunch:
Google Maps for Android gets Wi-Fi-only mode and SD card download option  —  Google is making its Maps app more accessible to users in emerging markets with two nifty features for the Android version of the service.  —  The company today announced a Wi-Fi-only option for the Google Maps app for Android …
Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Sony announces September 7 event, where it will likely unveil an upgraded PlayStation 4 with more horsepower and 4K support  —  Sony PlayStation on Tuesday afternoon sent invites for an event on September 7 called “PlayStation Meeting,” where the company will “share details about the PlayStation business.”
James Vincent / The Verge:
Researcher: Samsung Pay flaw could let hackers skim payment tokens, make fraudulent payments; Samsung says attack is extremely difficult, deems risk acceptable  —  Contactless mobile payments come as standard in Samsung's latest Galaxy smartphones, but a hacker has found a way to intercept their signals.
Alex Dobie / Android Central:
Android's Verify Apps feature, included in Google Play Services and enabled by default since Android 4.2, can identify and block apps using the QuadRooter flaw  —  Latest exploit is roadblocked on 90% of Android devices, thanks to security feature enabled in Android 4.2.
John Cook / GeekWire:
Palantir buys data visualization startup Silk, product to be phased out  —  The secretive CIA-backed enterprise data powerhouse Palantir has acquired Silk, the maker of a data publishing platform that allows individuals to create interactive charts and maps.

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