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November 19, 2017, 11:15 AM

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Chance Miller / 9to5Mac:
iMac Pro to feature A10 Fusion coprocessor, which could be used for always-on “Hey Siri”, BridgeOS 2.0 code from Apple shows  —  Update: Leaked screens from BridgeOS confirm ‘Hey Siri’ for Mac … The HomePod may be delayed, but we have still have the launch of the iMac Pro to look forward to before the end of the year.
Mike Masnick / Techdirt:
US Defense Department's Centcom found hosting at least 1.8B posts of scraped internet content from last 8 years on open AWS server  —  There are two big WTFs in this story.  First, the Defense Departments Central Command (Centcom) was collecting tons of data on social media posts …
Katie Roof / TechCrunch:
Reuters:
3+ years after the demise of Mt. Gox, its customers still haven't received a cent, as the failed Bitcoin exchange remains stuck in a morass of litigation  —  More than three years after the demise of the Mt. Gox exchange, its customers still haven't received a crypto cent.  Here's why.
Bryan Menegus / Gizmodo:
Amazon Flex workers, who are self-employed “last-mile” delivery drivers, describe the job and how the Uber-like Flex app coordinates deliveries  —  Who delivers Amazon orders?  Increasingly, it's plainclothes contractors with few labor protections, driving their own cars …
DW.COM:
German regulator bans children's smartwatches that have SIM cards and one-way monitoring functions, saying they are unauthorized transmitters forbidden by law  —  A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions.
Kif Leswing / Business Insider:
How Apple is redesigning the Genius Bar as “Genius Grove” to ease strain on Geniuses, serve customers faster, and alleviate overcrowding in its stores  —  - Apple stores have become overcrowded in recent years as the company has become more popular and successful.
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John H. Richardson / Wired:
Profile of Bryan Johnson, founder of Braintree and Kernel, a startup trying to develop algorithms and commercial neural prosthetics for enhancing human memory  —  IN AN ORDINARY hospital room in Los Angeles, a young woman named Lauren Dickerson waits for her chance to make history.

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