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September 26, 2016, 12:30 PM

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David Ruddock / Android Police:
Sources: Google planning to launch an ultra-thin convertible laptop, nicknamed Pixel 3 running combined Android-Chrome OS “Andromeda” in Q3 '17 starting at $799  —  Two independent and reliable sources have confirmed to us that Google is planning a new Pixel laptop to be released in Q3 2017.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Roku unveils new range of streaming media players from the $30 Express box to the $130 Ultra with 4K, HDR video support, USB port, and a more advanced remote  —  The fall hardware refresh that will surprise no one  —  After weeks of leaks about the new products, Roku has officially announced its new line of streaming media boxes.
Hollywood Reporter:
California enacts law, effective Jan. 1, 2017, requiring some entertainment sites with paid subscriptions like IMDb to remove actors' age info upon request  —  “On behalf of everyone in the industry who has struggled with age discrimination, whose opportunities to showcase their talent may have been blocked …
Brian Krebs / Krebs on Security:
As insecure IoT devices make large-scale DDoS attacks more potent, the Internet community should work to adopt standards and tools to prevent these attacks  —  John Gilmore, an American entrepreneur and civil libertarian, once famously quipped that “the Internet interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.”
Patrick Holland / CNET:
Alcatel Idol 4s review: good build quality, display, camera; programmable Boom Key to launch apps is a nice idea but lacks polish; OnePlus 3 is a better phone  —  Build and design: The first time anyone picks the Idol 4S up, they have the same reaction, “Oooh!  This is nice."
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Reuters:
Sources: accounting software maker BlackLine confidentially filed for an IPO that could value the company at over $1B  —  Accounting software maker BlackLine Inc is preparing for an initial public offering that could value it at more than $1 billion, including debt, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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