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November 5, 2016, 7:10 AM

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Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple cuts USB-C adapter prices until the end of the year in response to MacBook Pro complaints  —  The #donglelife just got a little less expensive  —  Apple is cutting prices for all of its USB-C adapters following a week of complaints about the MacBook Pro's inconvenient port situation.
David Ruddock / Android Police:
Google is rolling out RCS advanced messaging to Android devices on Sprint, but Google's RCS doesn't work with RCS on AT&T, T-Mobile, and other carriers  —  There has been much noise made about Google's launch of its RCS messaging platform via the Messenger app on Sprint today.
Ritesh Bendre / BGR India:
WhatsApp is testing a Snapchat Stories-like feature in new “Status” tab, available to any beta tester with a jailbroken iPhone or rooted Android smartphone  —  The feature is similar to Snapchat ‘Snaps’ and Instagram ‘Stories’ and only available for public beta users with jailbroken iPhones and rooted Android smartphones.
NBC News:
Senior US intelligence official told NBC News US military hackers have penetrated, can now launch attacks against Russia's electric grid, telecom networks, more  —  Exclusive: US Military Hackers Ready if Russia Disrupts US Election 2:25  —  U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia's electric grid …
Biz Carson / Business Insider:
Google Capital rebrands as CapitalG and reveals its investment in Snap Inc.  —  Alphabet's investment arm, Google Capital, has quietly made an investment in Snapchat parent company, Snap Inc.  —  The investment was only revealed after Google Capital rebranded itself to CapitalG on Friday …
Jordan Novet / VentureBeat:
The White House launches Code.gov for showcasing federal open source projects; website currently houses nearly fifty code repositories from ten federal agencies  —  The White House today is announcing the launch of Code.gov, a website that shows off U.S. government open-source projects …

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IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
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