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November 3, 2017, 4:05 PM

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iFixit:
iPhone X teardown reveals TrueDepth camera system, stacked logic board with 3GB RAM, L-shaped dual-cell 2,716mAh battery, and Qi-based inductive charging coil  —  Tools Featured in this Teardown  —  Introduction  —  Ten years ago, Apple introduced the very first iPhone, and changed the world.
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Twitter says a customer support employee on their last day of work deactivated Trump's account for 11 minutes  —  For 11 beautiful minutes, the President was off Twitter  —  President Donald Trump's Twitter account, @realdonaldtrump, disappeared from the site for around five beautiful minutes shortly before 7PM ET.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Broadcom is considering a bid to acquire Qualcomm for about $70 per share, or $100B+; bid is likely to be made in the coming days  —  Broadcom is exploring a deal to acquire Qualcomm, according to people familiar with the matter, in what could be the biggest ever takeover of a chipmaker …
VIVE Blog:
Logitech introduces BRIDGE developers kit, an SDK for using keyboards in VR using HTC Vive  —  This is a guest blog post by Vincent Tucker, Director Of Innovations & Strategy at Logitech.  —  What are we sharing today?  —  I am excited to introduce the BRIDGE developers kit …
Stephen Nellis / Reuters:
Tim Cook's strategy of continuing to sell older iPhone models at lower cost appears to be working as Apple doubled its Q4 revenue YoY in India  —  (Reuters) - By delivering solid financial results that beat Wall Street's expectations for both revenues and profits on Thursday …
Apple:
Ars Technica:
Xbox One X review: HDR colors with 4K look great, sizable performance improvements for few select games, but is expensive and has limited value without a 4K TV  —  Is Microsoft's “true 4K” console worth $100 more than the PS4 Pro?  —  When the Xbox One launched in 2013 …
Michael Mimoso / Threatpost:
Mobile Pwn2Own 2017 contest awarded $515K for 32 vulnerabilities to hackers who breached the iPhone 7, iOS 11.1, Samsung Galaxy S8, and Huawei Mate 9 Pro  —  The mobile version of the annual Pwn2Own contest wrapped up today in Tokyo with an unprecedented attack chain leveling the Samsung Galaxy S8.
Twitter:
Twitter updates rules to clarify its enforcement approach on abusive behavior, self-harm, graphic violence, spam, and adult content  —  Online behavior continues to evolve and change, and at Twitter, we have to ensure those changes are reflected in our rules in a way that's easy to adhere to and understand.
Ed Bott / ZDNet:
Microsoft is ending free Windows 10 upgrade “assistive technologies” exception on Dec. 31  —  More than a year after ending its free Windows 10 upgrade program, Microsoft is getting ready to shut down the last official free upgrade extension.  The news wasn't exactly shouted from the rooftops.
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Developer community Stack Overflow lays off staff, source says ~20%, or about 60 people, as it focuses more on its core Q&A products  —  Some changes are underway at Stack Overflow, the online community where some 50 million developers and others converge to talk programming and many other things.
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Christopher Malmo / Motherboard:
Average Bitcoin transaction uses 215 KWh of energy, enough to run an average US house for nearly a week; there are currently 300K Bitcoin transactions per day  —  Bitcoin's surge in price has sent its electricity consumption soaring.  —  Bitcoin's incredible price run to break over $7,000 …

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