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July 18, 2017, 3:55 PM

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Steven Levy / Wired:
Google announces Glass Enterprise Edition, which can be used with prescription lenses, has a faster processor and WiFi, an 8MP camera, and better security  —  Don't call Heather Erickson a glasshole.  —  Yes, that's Google Glass on her frames.  But she's not using it to check her Facebook …
Kurt Schlosser / GeekWire:
Amazon has been selling pre-packaged ‘Meal Kits’ to select Amazon Fresh customers, sending Blue Apron's stock down  —  Amazon's newly-discovered desire to begin offering pre-packaged ingredients for home-cooked meals is already a real thing as a selection of Amazon Meal Kits are available on the company's website.
Eva Dou / Wall Street Journal:
China's censors ramp up filtering of photo and video messages, disrupting apps like WhatsApp and WeChat following the death of political dissident Liu Xiaobo  —  Internet police step up their ability to filter photos  —  BEIJING—China's already formidable internet censors have demonstrated a new strength …
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
Mira, which raised $1.5M led by Sequoia, unveils Prism, a $99 AR headset in which screen of inserted iPhone reflects off lens viewed by wearer, shipping in fall  —  Most college kids around their senior year look for internships or a killer beach house for the summer.  —  Not the founders of Mira.
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Snap is now selling its Spectacles on Amazon, at the same $129.99 price  —  Remember when people waited in long lines for them?  —  After introducing them to the world with buzzy, pop-up vending machine drops and then eventually expanding to direct web orders, Snap has begun selling its Spectacles camera glasses through Amazon.

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