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October 31, 2017, 6:35 PM

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Lance Ulanoff / Mashable:
iPhone X review after one week: fast and powerful, both front and back cameras are great, Face ID works effectively but can't distinguish between some twins  —  The iPhone X changes everything. But the future is in good hands.  —  Apple's iPhone X is the beginning of something new.
Nicole Nguyen / BuzzFeed:
iPhone X one week review: great all-screen experience, decent battery life, Face ID is fast, new gestures easy to learn, but software has some weird UX choices  —  The iPhone X has the 8 Plus's killer cameras, in a size that's much better for small hands.  —  iPhones have had the same thick borders …
Nilay Patel / The Verge:
iPhone X review after 24 hours: gorgeous design and display, notch is ugly but tends to fade away, but it's expensive and Face ID can be spotty in some lighting  —  Works in progress can still be great  —  After months of hype, endless speculation, and a wave of last-minute rumors about production delays …
Tripp Mickle / Wall Street Journal:
Apple changed its standard iPhone review PR strategy for the iPhone X, prioritizing YouTubers and celebrities over established names in tech journalism  —  ‘Unusual’ change in strategy means latest phone got less testing than most of its predecessors before reviews could be published
Kurt Wagner / Recode:
Senate hearing: Google explains delay in removing RT from ad program; Twitter says ~5% accounts are spam; Facebook says it's disclosed all known Russian ads  —  A live look at the Senate Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Russian election interference.  —  Facebook, Google and Twitter are in Washington …
Tony Romm / Recode:
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says it will launch business-focused Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced in December for $1,149+  —  Microsoft today announced that in December it will launch a Surface Pro with built-in LTE Advanced support to its business customers.  Panos Panay, Microsoft's corporate VP for Windows devices …
Sarah Frier / Bloomberg:
Sources detail Facebook's fact checking efforts: little room for nuance, slow pace of checks; source says some fact check publisher deals are worth ~$100K/year  —  Slow, cumbersome process hits only a fraction of hoax stories  —  Social network outsources decisions to avoid bias criticism

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