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July 10, 2018, 1:05 PM

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Panos Panay / Windows Blog:
Microsoft unveils 10" $399+ Surface Go tablet with USB-C, MicroSD slot, and Pentium Gold CPU; pre-order July 10, available August 2, LTE model later this year  —  Many of us play different roles throughout the day, moving from work or school to home and everywhere in between.
Nick Statt / The Verge:
Researchers say connecting an iPhone to a compatible USB accessory can prevent the USB Restricted Mode lock after one hour in iOS 11.4.1  —  Plugging in certain Apple accessories will reset the one-hour counter for USB Restricted Mode  —  Apple released iOS 11.4.1 this morning …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Pranav Dixit / BuzzFeed:
Netflix launches Smart Downloads feature to automatically retrieve your next episode for offline viewing on Android, will launch on iOS later this year  —  Netflix is automating downloads of series so you can binge-watch shows off-line without even pressing a button.
YouTube Blog:
YouTube overhauls how it handles breaking news, adding previews of articles from credible sources, showing info from third parties, testing local news in TV app  —  The work of trusted journalistic organizations is as critical as ever, especially when it comes to seeking information about current events online.
Muyao Shen / CoinDesk:
Token creation platform Bancor, which raised $153M in last year's ICO, has gone offline after a security breach that successfully stole ~$13.5M worth of crypto  —  Token creation platform Bancor has gone offline following a “security breach” that took place Monday morning.
Paul Sawers / VentureBeat:
AT&T acquires threat intelligence company AlienVault, which has raised $120M since its inception in 2007  —  AT&T has announced plans to acquire cybersecurity company AlienVault.  Terms of the deal were not disclosed.  —  Founded in 2007, AlienVault offers a number of tools for detecting …

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