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March 27, 2018, 1:05 PM

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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Apple unveils new 9.7-inch iPad for students with Pencil support, A10 Fusion, 8MP camera, Touch ID; ships this week for $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 …
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:
Facebook says Zuckerberg won't answer UK politicians' questions over data scandal, will send CTO Mike Schroepfer and chief product officer Chris Cox instead  —  - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has refused calls from British politicians to appear before a parliamentary inquiry and explain …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
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 …
Reuters:
Source: Nvidia will suspend self-driving tests globally, following Uber's self-driving incident last week  —  (Reuters) - Nvidia Corp said on Tuesday it will suspend self-driving tests across the globe after Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] fatality last week, according to a source at the GPU conference in San Jose, California.
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.
Alice Woodhouse / Financial Times:
Foxconn subsidiary FIT Hon Teng announces it will acquire Belkin, which owns Linksys and Wemo brands, for $866M, by way of a merger  —  A Hong Kong-listed subsidiary of Taiwan-based iPhone supplier Foxconn said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy US consumer electronics maker Belkin International for $866m by way of a merger.
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.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Xiaomi launches Mi Mix 2S in China with Snapdragon 845, 5.99-inch near-bezel-less IPS LCD screen, dual 12MP AI-powered cameras, Qi wireless charging, from ~$527  —  By now, you probably know exactly what to expect from a smartphone sequel with an S in its name: it'll be faster than its predecessor but its design won't change very much.

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