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July 2, 2019, 11:15 AM

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Shara Tibken / CNET:
Samsung announces its next Unpacked event will be held on August 7 in New York, will likely detail the Galaxy Note 10  —  It's official.  Samsung said Monday it'll hold its next big product launch on Aug. 7 in New York, confirming CNET's scoop from last month about the launch plans.
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Nvidia unveils new RTX Super series of graphics cards with more power for the same price as RTX; 2060 Super, 2070 Super launch July 9; 2080 Super on July 23  —  2060 Super, 2070 Super launch July 9; 2080 Super launches July 23.  —  The rumors are true: nine months after the launch …
Travis Yeh / Facebook:
Facebook updates News Feed ranking algorithm to reduce the distribution of sensational health claims or promotion of products with health-related claims  —  People come together on Facebook to talk about, advocate for, and connect around things like nutrition, fitness and health issues.
Dylan Byers / NBC News:
Tim Cook emails a reporter to say the WSJ report about Jony Ive's departure—and his frustration with Cook's alleged lack of interest in design—is “absurd”  —  In a rare, scathing statement sent exclusively to NBC News, Cook took issue with a report published Sunday night by The Wall Street Journal.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai / VICE:
Behind Google's Jigsaw unit, where current and former employees describe a toxic workplace environment, mismanagement, high turnover, and ignored HR complaints  —  Google's internet freedom moonshot has gotten glowing attention for its ambitious projects.  But current and former employees …
Samuel Axon / Ars Technica:
Apple representatives talk about Project Catalyst, and developers from Twitter, Gameloft, and TripIt share their experiences about developing apps with Catalyst  —  The people already using Catalyst tell Ars what Mac users and devs should expect.  —  SAN JOSE, Calif.—When Apple revealed macOS Catalina …
Paresh Dave / Reuters:
As Alphabet's Loon prepares for its first commercial trial to deliver cell service via balloon in Kenya, some wireless carriers doubt the tech's viability  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's bet on balloons to deliver cell service soon faces a crucial test amid doubts about the viability …
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Sony's PlayStation Vue raises prices by $5/month for all tiers, bringing the cheapest plan to $50/month, following YouTube TV, which raised prices in April  —  Sony's PlayStation Vue live TV streaming service is joining its rivals with the roll out another price increase.
Andrew Allemann / Domain Name Wire:
ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price caps on .org domain names, letting the Public Interest Registry charge as much as it wants for them  —  ICANN ignores community input and agrees to lift price restrictions on .org domains.  —  As many feared, the comment period was just a formality.
Zac Bowden / Windows Central:
Microsoft says its next Windows 10 feature update, expected in September, will focus on performance improvements and quality enhancements  —  Microsoft has finally announced Windows 10 19H2, and it's just as we expected.  There's not much to see here, folks.

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