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March 27, 2018, 3:00 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple refreshes 9.7" iPad with Pencil support and A10 Fusion, all other specs stay the same; ships this week starting at $329 for consumers and $299 for schools  —  Apple is introducing a new iPad today at its education event in Chicago.  Rumors of a new, cheaper iPad emerged recently …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Apple unveils Schoolwork app, which lets teachers assign handouts and track progress of their students, coming in June; apps can integrate using ClassKit  —  Apple is making a big push into education, and part of that is through apps.  At its event today, the company announced a tool called Schoolwork …
Benjamin Mayo / 9to5Mac:
Apple debuts new versions of iWork with built-in book authoring and Pencil integration; Pages annotations made with Pencil are attached to the words around them  —  At its education event, Apple has announced new versions of its iWork suite.  Updates to Pages, Keynote and Numbers for iPad will bring rich integration with Apple Pencil.
Jon Fingas / Engadget:
Dylan Byers / CNNMoney:
Sources: Mark Zuckerberg will testify before Congress “within a matter of weeks”  —  Zuckerberg says he's open to testifying before Congress  —  After repeated calls for him to do so, Mark Zuckerberg has decided he will testify before Congress.
Shona Ghosh / Business Insider:
The Firefox Frontier:
Mozilla launches Facebook Container Extension for Firefox that isolates your digital identity, preventing Facebook from tracking your activity on other sites  —  Our Multi-Account Containers extension has been a game changer for many users, letting them manage various parts of their online life without intermingling your accounts.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Arizona's Governor Ducey orders Uber to suspend testing of autonomous cars in the state indefinitely, says Uber's fatal accident was an “unquestionable failure”  —  Arizona governor calls Uber crash an ‘unquestionable failure’  —  Uber has been suspended from testing autonomous vehicles …
Vlad Savov / The Verge:
Huawei launches P20 Pro with 6.1-inch Full HD+ OLED screen, Kirin 970 processor, 40MP triple-camera system, 4,000mAh battery, Face Unlock, and 6GB RAM  —  And a home button, too  —  The Huawei P20 Pro is now official, taking up its place as the company's new flagship and this year's most exciting new phone.
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
As expected, researchers find another side-channel processor attack that abuses branch prediction, called BranchScope, similar to Spectre variant 2  —  New attack focuses on a different part of the branch prediction system.  —  Researchers from the College of William and Mary, Carnegie Mellon …
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