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November 9, 2017, 10:35 AM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft tests AirDrop-like Near Share feature in latest Windows 10 Insider build for file sharing between Windows 10 PCs via Bluetooth  —  Microsoft is introducing its own version of Apple's AirDrop feature in Windows 10.  The software giant has started testing its “Near Share” …
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft to integrate third-party security information on macOS, Linux, iOS, and Android into its Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection service  —  Microsoft is partnering with Bitdefender, Lookout and Ziften to integrate their macOS, Linux, iOS and Android threat-detection offerings …
Financial Times:
Sources: US DoJ tells AT&T it needs to sell CNN to get Time Warner merger approval; source says “It's all about CNN”; source says AT&T plans to sue DoJ  —  AT&T has been told by the US Department of Justice that it needs to sell CNN, Time Warner's cable news channel …
Ryan Smith / AnandTech:
Intel announces it has hired AMD's Raja Koduri to work on high-end discrete GPUs as its chief GPU architect  —  On Monday, Intel announced that it had penned a deal with AMD to have the latter provide a discrete GPU to be integrated onto a future Intel SoC.
Bloomberg:
Sources: Apple is working on a redesigned high-end iPad with Face ID, slimmer bezels, no home button, coming as early as 2018; source says new Pencil coming too  —  New model will eliminate home button, OLED display unlikely  —  Latest iPad Pro models have helped revive tablet sales growth
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
Warby Parker's app is using face mapping from iPhone X's TrueDepth camera to recommend glasses  —  The iPhone X has only been out for a few days, but we're already seeing people take advantage of the face mapping technology on the phone in numerous ways.  Some, like Animoji karaoke …
Valentina Palladino / Ars Technica:
Logitech, in email to customers, says it will end support for Harmony Link devices which will cease to function on March 16, 2018  —  Essentially bricking the otherwise functional smart remote devices.  —  Logitech customers are not happy, as they recently found out that the company …
Abner Li / 9to5Google:
Google says Chrome will start blocking malicious auto-redirects in version 64, rolling out over the coming months  —  In recent versions, Chrome has implmented various measures to increase security and ensure a good user experience, like preventing content from autoplaying.
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Source: Snapchat redesign coming Dec. 4, app will still open to camera, all friend-based comms move to left, all crowdsourced, partner, celeb stories to right  —  - Snapchat's biggest redesign ever is planned to debut on December 4, Business Insider has learned.

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