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October 22, 2018, 3:45 PM

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Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Phil Schiller talks about the R in iPhone XR and the choices Apple made to make it more appealing to a broader audience  —  The iPhone XR might be the most interesting phone Apple has made in years.  —  Think about it: Apple just released its flagship XS and XS Max to a chorus of positive reviews …
Lucas Matney / TechCrunch:
Brendan Iribe, co-founder and ex-CEO of Oculus, is leaving Facebook; source: move follows shakeups in Oculus' VR arm that include canceling PC-powered Rift 2  —  Brendan Iribe, the co-founder and former CEO of Oculus, announced today that he is leaving Facebook, TechCrunch has learned.
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Samsung launches Odyssey+, a $499 Windows Mixed Reality headset, with new light diffusion tech to address the screen door effect, available now in the US  —  Leaked two months ago by the FCC, Samsung's HMD Odyssey+ Windows Mixed Reality headset became official today with a somewhat unexpected feature …
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki says European Union's copyright legislation, Article 13, threatens creators' livelihoods if implemented as proposed  —  ‘Article 13 threatens hundreds of thousands of jobs’  —  The European Union's contentious copyright directive became a major talking point …
Tony Romm / Washington Post:
White House to meet executives from Amazon, Google, Microsoft, and IBM today urging them to make it easier for their workers to do tours of duty in government  —  The White House plans to convene technology giants including Amazon.com, Google, Microsoft and IBM on Monday and urge …
Zheping Huang / South China Morning Post:
China's internet censor releases draft rules for blockchain startups, requiring registration of users with real names, censoring posts, and storing user data  —  - Cyberspace Administration of China published draft regulations on Friday for public consultation until November 2
New York Times:
Detecting fake news using AI will require a number of major advances far beyond today's AI, which just flags word patterns and operates at a keyword level  —  At least not for decades to come.  Sorry, Mark Zuckerberg.  —  Dr. Marcus is a professor of psychology and neural science.
Andrew Gebhart / CNET:
Google Home Hub review: smart photo frame and home control panel, a capable digital assistant, photos and videos look crisp but sound quality is mediocre  —  Google Assistant helps this tiny screen feel powerful  —  $149.00  —  CNET may get a commission from these offers.  —  Compare These
Ben Schoon / 9to5Google:
Pixel 3 and 3 XL owners report issues with camera not saving images, background apps being killed, and other glitches that may point to memory managment issues  —  With its Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google has crafted some pretty fantastic smartphones in terms of the experience they offer.

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