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May 16, 2017, 4:40 PM

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Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple will update its laptop lineup at WWDC, planning MacBook Pro with Kaby Lake and faster chips for MacBook and MacBook Air  —  Refreshed MacBooks could win back disappointed loyalists  —  Announcement expected at developers conference in June  —  Apple Inc. plans to announce …
Steven Levy / Wired:
Bloomberg:
Source: Google will announce its voice-based AI Assistant is coming to iPhones and that it's integrating Assistant into GE home appliances at Google I/O  —  The Alphabet unit plans to expand its voice-based assistant beyond its own hardware at this week's I/O conference
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Instagram adds Snapchat-style face filters, an eraser tool for drawings, and hashtags for Stories  —  Today Instagram Stories adds a more subtle and mature but error-prone copycat of Snapchat's beloved augmented reality selfie filters.  The eight initial “face filters” …
John Koetsier / Forbes:
Amazon announces that Alexa skills will soon be able to push notifications to Alexa enabled devices for users who have opted in  —  “The weather is great this morning; you should take a run,” is something that Amazon's Alexa will never say to you ... unless you've added a fitness skill and opted-in to notifications.
David Cardinal / DxOMark:
DxOMark gives the HTC U11 camera a score of 90, the highest ever, which is a point above Google Pixel and two points above Samsung Galaxy S8  —  Mobile Review  —  Overview  —  With an overall DxOMark Mobile score of 90, the HTC U11 is the highest-rated smartphone camera we have ever tested.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Biz Stone / Medium:
Twitter cofounder Biz Stone says he's returning to the company to guide company culture, more  —  I worked at Twitter for about six years.  In that time, the service grew from zero people to hundreds of millions of people.  Jack was the original CEO and when he returned I was very happy.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Amazon launches 4K Alexa-powered Fire TVs with voice remote, available for preorder now, starting at $449 for the 43" model, $899 for 65"  —  Amazon's war with Roku enters its next phase  —  Like Roku before it, Amazon is working with TV makers to release smart televisions …
Lucian Constantin / PCWorld:
Shadow Brokers group claims to have more exploits and plans to offer them via a subscription based service slated for June  —  The group plans to sell more Equation exploits and cyberespionage data through a subscription-based service  —  A group of hackers that previously leaked alleged …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Slack adds screen sharing to its Mac and Windows apps two years after acquiring Screenhero  —  For when a screen shot just won't cut it, Slack's paid users can nowshare live video of their screens during video calls.  The addition of the feature comes a slow two years after Slack bought Screenhero …
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources: Uber board director Ryan Graves and CTO Thuan Pham may come under scrutiny in the sexual harassment investigation and could be fired  —  Several sources suspect that board member and executive Ryan Graves and CTO Thuan Pham will be found liable.  —  Uber's investigation …
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Tim Hardwick / MacRumors:
Third-Party Apps Will Need App-Specific Passwords for iCloud Access From June 15  —  App-specific passwords are set to become a mandatory requirement for third-party apps that access iCloud user data, according to an Apple Support email sent out today.  —  Currently, app-specific passwords …

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