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August 31, 2017, 1:30 PM

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Jim Dalrymple / The Loop:
Apple announces event on September 12 at 10am PT in Steve Jobs Theater at its new Apple Park campus, where new iPhones are expected  —  Apple on Thursday announced an event which will be held at the Steve Jobs Theater located at the company's new Apple Park campus.  The event will take place on September 12 at 10:00 am.
Tony Romm / Recode:
Apple breaks its silence on net neutrality, urging the FCC not to roll back ban against fast lanes  —  It's the company's first comments in the 2017 debate.  —  Apple is breaking its silence on net neutrality, urging the Trump administration to preserve strong rules that prevent the likes of AT&T …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
LG launches flagship V30 phone with a 6-inch QHD OLED display, Snapdragon 835, 16MP and 13MP dual rear cameras, and voice, face, or fingerprint unlock  —  During its IFA 2017 event today, LG unveiled the LG V30.  This is the phone LG hopes will take on Samsung's Galaxy Note8 and Apple's iPhone 8.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Nest unveils Thermostat E with a new design, a simpler interface, lower $169 price, and almost all the same features, shipping Friday  —  Nest is debuting a new version of its thermostat today, the first truly different model since the product was introduced in 2011.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Logitech unveils Craft keyboard for Mac and Windows with a customizable creative input dial, available in October for $199.99  —  Logitech's MX Master mouse has long been considered one of the best options out there for creative and professional users.  And now the company is finally making …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin launches $299 Vivoactive 3 smartwatch with Garmin Pay and new sport profiles alongside $199 Vivosport and Vivomove HR activity trackers  —  Another $300 smartwatch that wants to be the best high-end fitness device.  —  Ahead of this year's IFA conference, Garmin announced new additions to its Vivo family of wearables.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Sony launches $700 Xperia XZ1 and $600 XZ1 Compact smartphones with Snapdragon 835, Android 8.0 Oreo, and a camera with 3D-scanning and 960fps slow motion video  —  Snapdragon 835 and a new camera arrive for Sony's mainstream phones  —  Sony is today announcing the new Xperia XZ1 …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Instagram says some high-profile accounts have been breached after a now-fixed API bug exposed phone numbers and email addresses  —  Instagram said at least one hacker was able to steal personal information from high-profile user accounts, blaming the breach on a bug in its system that has now been fixed.
Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
Andy Greenberg / Wired:
Profile of Aaron Cashatt, who used a known bug discovered by researchers in 2012 and $50 in hardware to compromise hotel room locks and commit 75+ robberies  —  ON A WARM Phoenix night five years ago, Aaron Cashatt walked down the red-carpeted hall of the second floor of a Marriott hotel …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Andy Rubin apologizes for email, misconfigured as a group message, sent to Essential customers requesting personal info, like DOB, to which ~70 replied  —  There's a difference between scrappy and sloppy  —  Last night, some customers who had preordered an Essential phone received …

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