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August 3, 2017, 12:40 PM

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Deepa Seetharaman / Wall Street Journal:
Facebook to display “related articles” for popular stories, including ones flagged as false by fact checkers, to combat misinformation, after months of testing  —  Social-media giant will display related articles to limit the damage of false news without censoring posts
Steven Levy / Wired:
How Apple developed new Bluetooth Low Energy Audio tech to stream audio directly from iOS devices to hearing aids and cochlear implants  —  My conversation with Mathias Bahnmueller started as pretty much all my phone interviews do.  “Can you hear me?” he asked, and I replied affirmatively.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Asus ZenFone AR, which supports both Google's Tango AR and Daydream VR platforms, now available for pre-order from Verizon for $648  —  Not a bad price for both augmented and virtual reality capabilities  —  Asus' new ZenFone AR, which supports both Google's Tango augmented reality tech …
Abigail Summerville / CNBC:
Fitbit Q2: revenue of $353.3M, down from $586.5M YoY, vs. $341.6M est.; 3.4M devices sold; new smartwatch on track for launch ahead of holidays; stock up 6%+  —  Fitbit reported quarterly results and revenue that beat analysts' expectations on Wednesday.  —  Here's how the company did compared to what Wall Street expected:

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Microsoft:
Making gaming accessible to all  —  Read the story behind the new Xbox Adaptive Controller, which will make gaming accessible to people with a broad range of disabilities.
eero:
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.
Zoho:
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