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September 19, 2017, 9:10 PM

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Kellen Barranger / Droid Life:
Renders leak of “Google Home Mini” in Chalk, Charcoal, and Coral colors; source says it will cost $49  —  When Google takes the stage on October 4 at a phone-related event in San Francisco, most of us expect there to be non-phone related product announcements too.
Kellen / Droid Life:
Renders of back of LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL in “Black & White” and “Just Black” leak; source says it will cost $849 for 64GB and $949 for 128GB  —  Alright fine, no more playing around.  Here is the Pixel 2 XL (official name) in two colorways.
Kellen / Droid Life:
Renders leak of Google Pixelbook, a Chromebook that folds into a tablet and supports pressure-sensitive Pixelbook Pen; source: starts at $1.2K for 128GB w/o pen  —  As we noted in our earlier Google Home Mini reveal, a report from a couple of weeks back had actually suggested that Google would soon release a smaller Home unit.
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: wireless charging is good but slow, Portrait Lighting is fun, but design is getting dated and it's not worth upgrading from iPhone 7  —  It's an iPhone  —  I was at a party the other night with several people who knew I'd just been to Apple's annual iPhone launch event.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
iPhone 8 and 8 Plus review: wireless charging works well, great cameras and performance in a familiar design, good for those not ready to forgo home button  —  It's no secret that smartphones have tended to get sleeker and less obtrusive over time.  Screens are growing, but bezels are shrinking.
David Faber / CNBC:
Sources: T-Mobile and Sprint are in active talks about a stock-for-stock merger in which T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom would emerge as the majority owner  —  - T-Mobile and Sprint are in active talks about a merger, according to people close to the situation.
Julia Fioretti / Reuters:
Twitter removed 300K accounts in first half of '17 for promoting terrorism, a 20% decline from previous six months with 75% suspended before posting first tweet  —  BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) said that its internal controls were allowing it to weed out accounts being used for the …
Andrew Cunningham / Ars Technica:
iOS 11 review: a major stepping-stone towards a full-fledged productivity OS, benefits iPad the most, has a more versatile and useful Control Center  —  Wide-ranging update is full of changes, but iPad benefits the most.  —  The iPad is having a great year.
Khari Johnson / VentureBeat:
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft adds gaming chief Phil Spencer to Senior Leadership Team and says it's moving its Enterprise Mobility and Security team to Windows and Devices Group  —  Microsoft's Phil Spencer, now an Executive Vice President, is becoming part of the company's inner circle of advisers …

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