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October 25, 2016, 8:20 PM

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Juli Clover / MacRumors:
The latest version of macOS Sierra contains images of a new MacBook Pro with a Touch ID sensor and an OLED touch panel in place of function keys  —  macOS Sierra 10.12.1, released yesterday, includes hidden Apple Pay images that depict the brand new MacBook Pro with an OLED touch panel that's set …
Business Wire:
Apple Reports Fourth Quarter Results  —  Services Revenue Grows 24% to All-Time Quarterly Record of $6.3 Billion  —  CUPERTINO, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—Apple® today announced financial results for its fiscal 2016 fourth quarter ended September 24, 2016.
Matthew Lynley / TechCrunch:
Kenneth Lipp / The Daily Beast:
Details emerge on AT&T's Hemisphere, a warrantless surveillance service sold to law enforcement; any gleaned data may only be used in “parallel construction”  —  On Nov. 11, 2013, Victorville, California, sheriff's deputies and a coroner responded to a motorcyclist's report of human remains outside of town.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
Google announces Jamboard, a 55" stylus-enabled 4K touchscreen device with built-in HD camera, debuting in first half of 2017 for under $6K for G Suite users  —  It's hard to recall today, but being able to edit a document at the same time as others was a transformative feature for Google's suite of online office apps.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple has several engineers in Canada building a car OS, of which about two dozen came from Blackberry's QNX, is testing self-driving software with VR  —  @GerritD More stories by Gerrit De Vynck  —  Canada office hires engineers from BlackBerry's QNX unit
Alex Davies / Wired:
Uber's Otto self-driving truck makes its first delivery of 50K beer cans in a 120-mile run across Colorado  —  Walt Martin is kneeling, legs folded behind him, butt resting on his heels.  “I've got to practice my yoga,” he says, clearly joking.  Never mind that we're in the cab …
Nathan McAlone / Business Insider:
AT&T's new streaming TV service, DirecTV Now, will debut in November with 100+ channels for $35/month, includes unlimited mobile data for TV viewing  —  AT&T just dropped a bombshell by announcing that its streaming TV streaming package, DirecTV Now, will include more than 100 channels for only $35 a month.
Tom Warren / The Verge:
What to expect at Microsoft's October 26 event: Surface all-in-one PC, details of upcoming Windows 10 updates, Microsoft Paint app with 3D, new HoloLens demos  —  Microsoft is returning to New York City this week to host a special press event on October 26th.
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Xiaomi debuts 6.4" all-ceramic Mi Mix flagship phone with edgeless screen, Snapdragon 821, and 4,400mAh battery, which goes on sale in China November 4 for $516  —  The Mi Mix is a 6.4-inch lucid dream that's going on sale in China next month for $520  —  Nothing says sci-fi like a bezel-less screen …
Mark Gurman / Bloomberg:
IHS estimates Pixel XL 32GB model, which retails for $769, has a total materials and manufacturing price of $285.75, beating Apple's margin on the 32GB iPhone 7  —  Google's new line of Pixel phones have the shape, pricing, and some of the features of Apple Inc.'s iPhone, but critically for investors, they also have Apple-like margins.

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