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June 5, 2017, 2:20 PM

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Apple:
Live stream of Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote viewable in Safari, Microsoft Edge, and on Apple TV  —  - Requirements: Live streaming uses Apple's HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) technology.  HLS requires an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Safari on iOS 7. or later, a Mac with Safari 6..5 or later …
The Verge:
Live blog of Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote in San Jose  —  Live from San Jose, California.  This event is updating...
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts watchOS 4 with Siri Watch face that proactively displays most important information, revamped Workouts app with gym equipment integration, more  —  Apple has announced watchOS 4 for Apple Watch at WWDC 2017.  First up is a new Siri-based watch face.
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Metal 2 in macOS High Sierra brings support for virtual reality, external graphics cards, and the Unity and Unreal game engines  —  Virtual reality is coming to Macs, sort of.  —  Apple showed off a new version of Metal, named Metal 2 at its WWDC event Monday.
Nick Wingfield / New York Times:
Oculus founder Palmer Luckey working on a defense startup; sources: it's focused on bringing lidar to border surveillance, Thiel's Founders Fund plans to invest  —  Palmer Freeman Luckey was the kind of wunderkind Silicon Valley venerates.  When he was just 21, he made an overnight fortune selling …
BBC:
Following London terror attack, tech giants reject UK Prime Minister Theresa May's claims that they provided a “safe space” for terrorist ideology  —  Technology companies have defended their handling of extremist content following the London terror attack.
Sebastian Anthony / Ars Technica UK:
IBM unveils world's first 5nm chip, claims 40% performance boost at the same power compared to today's 10nm chips  —  IBM, working with Samsung and GlobalFoundries, has unveiled the world's first 5nm silicon chip.  Beyond the usual power, performance, and density improvement from moving …
Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft leak reveals Windows 10 Pro for Advanced PCs, a workstation edition supporting the new ReFS file system, large data transfers, and expanded hardware  —  It's been more than 20 years since Microsoft used the Workstation branding in its Windows 4.0 Workstation edition, but it appears the company is ready to bring it back.
Meng Jing / South China Morning Post:
Chinese online tutor service Yuanfudao raises $120M at $1B+ valuation from Warburg Pincus and Tencent  —  Online tutor Yuanfudao's latest round of financing from Tencent and other investors, has boosted its valuation to US$1 billion  —  Tencent Holdings has joined hands with other investors …

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