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November 3, 2016, 12:35 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Google Home review: attractive design and good sound quality, but works with only one Google account at a time, and its assistant is not proactive  —  Help me, Google  —  For over a decade, Google search has been indispensable.  It's the first place we go whenever we need to find information on virtually anything.
James Vincent / The Verge:
Huawei unveils the Mate 9, a $776 flagship smartphone with a 5.9-inch screen, 4000 mAh battery, fingerprint sensor, rear dual-camera system, USB-C, and 4GB RAM  —  A capable beast of a phone, with a 5.9-inch screen and 4,000 mAh battery  —  Chinese smartphone maker Huawei has unveiled its latest flagship device — the Mate 9.
Cherlynn Low / Engadget:
Huawei debuts Fit, a $130 basic fitness tracker with a continuous heart-rate monitor and a six-day battery life; initial use suggests it is overpriced  —  It's almost gift-giving season, and companies are scrambling to release products that will fill your loved ones' stockings later this year.
Linda Sui / Strategy Analytics:
Report: Android captures record 88% share of global smartphone shipments in Q3 2016; iOS dips to 12% share worldwide  —  According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments reached 375 million units in the third quarter of 2016.
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook beats in Q3 2016 with revenue of $7.01B vs $6.92B expected, as MAUs grow 16% YoY to 1.79B and DAUs rise 17% YoY to 1.18B in September  —  Facebook had a wildly successful Q3, earning $7.01 billion in revenue and $1.09 EPS.  That's off of from 1.79 billion monthly users …
Dave Smith / Business Insider:
Schiller: MacBook Pro lacks an SD reader because it's a “cumbersome” slot and newer cameras have wireless transfer, but audio jack is needed for “pro machines”  —  Lots of people were furious when Apple killed off the headphone jack in its latest iPhone, the iPhone 7.
Sijia Jiang / Reuters:
Lenovo Q2 profit of $157M beats estimates thanks to a property sale of $206M; revenue falls 8% to $11.2B  —  China's Lenovo Group Ltd (0992.HK), the world's largest personal computer (PC) manufacturer by shipments, on Thursday said it returned to profit in its second fiscal quarter …

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