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November 27, 2017, 12:50 PM

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Ars Technica:
Best 2017 Cyber Monday deals on smart home and media streaming devices, HDTVs, computers, smartphones, and other electronics and software  —  Greetings, Arsians!  Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have a big round of Cyber Monday deals to share.  Well, at least some of the deals …
Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Amazon launches Sumerian, a browser-based tool to build AR, VR, and 3D apps quickly with minimal coding, available in preview starting today  —  We'd heard months ago that Amazon would be using its Re:Invent AWS event to roll out some a new service related to building in mixed reality — augmented reality and virtual reality.
Kerry Flynn / Mashable:
Snapchat now recommends contextual filters and borders based on photo content, recognizes items within a few categories like pets, sports, and food  —  Too lazy to be creative with Snapchat?  Well, there's a new feature for you.  —  Snap quietly launched new filters that recognize what's …
BBC:
UK government previews draft Drone Bill coming in 2018, giving police power to seize drones, mandating pilot training and registration of drones weighing 250g+  —  Drone users in the UK may have to take safety awareness tests under legislation planned by the government.
Fortune:
Chainalysis: between 17% and 23% of bitcoins mined to date have been lost forever; this estimate includes 1M, or about 6%, of bitcoins mined by Satoshi Nakamoto  —  Just as gold bars are lost at sea or $100 bills can burn, bitcoins can disappear from the Internet forever.
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Many devs say they are happy with the resources and recommendations Apple provided for the transition to iPhone X's notch, taller screen, and home indicator  —  iPhone app and game devs assess the iPhone X and share experiences with it.  —  The heart of the iPhone X's pitch is third-party apps.
David Pierce / Wired:
Firefox Quantum, built from the ground up as multi-device browser, has useful features, strong privacy protections, is faster & better at memory use than Chrome  —  IT'S BEEN YEARS since I gave a second thought to my web browser.  Safari's fine, Microsoft Edge is whatever, I think Opera still exists?

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