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August 31, 2017, 8:15 AM

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Greg Bensinger / Wall Street Journal:
In first appearance before Uber staff, Khosrowshahi says timeline for Uber IPO is 18-36 months, and he wants to bring in a chairman to be his partner on board  —  In first appearance before ride-hailing firm's employees, Dara Khosrowshahi says timeline for IPO between 18 to 36 months
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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 tomorrow  —  Nest is debuting a new version of its thermostat today, the first truly different model since the product was introduced in 2011.
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:
Hands-on with LG V30: the phone the G6 should have been, feels polished and focused with snappy performance, clean design, and is great for video shooting  —  Despite all its resources and technical know-how, LG has always felt like an also-ran in a race dominated by Apple and Samsung.
Todd Spangler / Variety:
Instagram says some high-profile accounts have been breached, exposing phone numbers and email addresses via a bug in the API, now fixed  —  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.
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 …
Alex Webb / Bloomberg:
Sources: 17 automotive engineers left Apple for self-driving car startup Zoox after Apple pared back its autonomous car ambitions  —  Startup grabs specialists in areas like braking, suspension  —  Apple working on self-driving systems rather than its own car
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Garmin launches $299 Vivoactive 3 smartwatch with Garmin Pay and new sport profiles, and the $199 Vivosport and $199 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.
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 …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Logitech unveils Craft keyboard with a customizable creative input dial, for Mac and Windows, 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 …
Joe Maring / 9to5Google:
Samsung debuts $199 Gear Fit2 Pro fitness tracker with built-in GPS and Gear Sport smartwatch with round 1.2" AMOLED screen and Tizen UI, pricing TBD  —  Samsung held a press conference in Berlin today ahead of the official opening of IFA 2017, and unveiled its two new wearables that we've …

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