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August 31, 2018, 10:10 AM

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Guilherme Rambo / 9to5Mac:
Images of the new 5.8-inch and 6.5-inch OLED iPhones leak; both will likely be called iPhone XS and have a gold color option  —  Earlier today Apple officially announced when and where it will hold its next big event.  Apple's September 12th event is expected to include the introduction …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Image of the new Apple Watch Series 4, with a larger, edge-to-edge display and new watch faces, leaks  —  In addition to discovering exclusive iPhone XS details today, 9to5Mac can exclusively share the first look of the new Apple Watch Series 4.  This is the new Apple Watch that we believe Apple …
Zac Hall / 9to5Mac:
Bloomberg:
Sources: Google, via a deal with Mastercard, gets data that lets it match clicks on retailer ads to purchases in offline stores; Google says data is anonymized  —  Google found the perfect way to link online ads to store purchases: credit card data  —  For the past year …
Emil Protalinski / VentureBeat:
Mozilla says Firefox will soon block web trackers by default, starting with trackers that slow page loads in Firefox 63 and cross-site trackers in Firefox 65  —  Mozilla today announced that Firefox will soon block web trackers by default.  In conjunction, Firefox will also let users control what information they share with sites.
Andrew J. Hawkins / The Verge:
San Francisco grants permits for one-year e-scooter pilot program to Scoot and Skip; Santa Monica selects Jump, Lyft, Lime, and Bird for its e-scooter pilot  —  Skip and Scoot, two underdogs in the scooter war, won the coveted permits  —  After more than two months of waiting …
Patrick Holland / CNET:
Netgear and Harman Kardon unveil the $300 Orbi Voice, a smart speaker with Alexa support that also acts as an extender for Netgear's Orbi Wi-Fi mesh router  —  Though Amazon Echo and Google Home are two of the most popular smart speakers on the market, other premium speakers …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Google updates Assistant to support two languages simultaneously, letting users pair English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, or Japanese, with more to come  —  The Google Assistant just got more useful for multilingual families.  Starting today, you'll be able to set up two languages …
Stephen Hall / 9to5Google:
Alleged Google Pixel 3 photos leak, showing a traditional bezel and 5.5" 2160x1080 display, Snapdragon 845 CPU, Adreno 630 GPU, and 2,915 mAh battery  —  The smaller Google Pixel 3 has managed to avoid the real-life photo leak treatment up to now, but the time has finally come.
Mary Jo Foley / ZDNet:
Microsoft will let Office 365 Personal and Home subscribers install Office apps on an unlimited number of devices from October, up from one and 10 respectively  —  Microsoft is making a number of tweaks to its Office 365 consumer subscriptions as of October 2.  Here's what's changing.
Paul Thurrott / Thurrott.com:
Lenovo announces a range of new Windows laptops, Chromebooks, and the Lenovo Smart Home Essentials line, including a smart plug and smart bulb for $29+  —  Lenovo today announced several new consumer PCs, an “extreme” version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, three new Chromebooks, and several new smart home devices.
Harper Neidig / The Hill:
Senator Orrin Hatch asks FTC to examine Google's search and digital advertising practices for antitrust issues  —  (R-Utah) is calling on the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate whether Google's search and digital advertising practices are stifling the marketplace.

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