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October 12, 2018, 11:10 AM

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Washington Post:
Facebook removes 800+ US-based accounts and pages, some with 100K+ followers, that were spamming people with political messages for profit  —  SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook said on Thursday it purged more than 800 U.S. publishers and accounts for flooding users with politically-oriented spam …
Laura Hautala / CNET:
Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google's Home Hub doesn't run Android Things, the platform Google purposely built for IoT products like smart displays, but uses Google's Cast platform instead  —  Google built a platform for smart displays and then didn't use it in the Home Hub.  —  On Tuesday, Google announced the Google Home Hub …
Josh Constine / TechCrunch:
Facebook rolls out Facebook 3D photos that use AI to add make-believe depth to iPhone portrait mode shots  —  What if you could peek behind what's in your photos, like you're moving your head to see what's inside a window?  That's the futuristic promise of Facebook 3D photos.
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Third-gen Echo Dot review: sound is surprisingly loud and rich, has improved aesthetics, and the ability to pair two Dots in stereo is nice, but bass is lacking  —  The cheap Echo is no longer a bad speaker  —  I'm going to cut right to the chase: the new Echo Dot smart speaker is so much better …
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Tom Warren / The Verge:
Microsoft rolls out October 2018 update for Xbox One with new avatars, Dolby Vision support for Netflix, and the ability to control Xbox with Alexa or Cortana  —  Microsoft is releasing a significant dashboard update for the Xbox One today.  The new October 2018 update for Xbox brings Microsoft's …

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