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October 15, 2019, 11:05 AM

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Google:
Livestream of the Made by Google event in NYC  —  Tune in live October 15th at 10am EST to see a few new things Made by Google. #madebygoogle
Kyle Bradshaw / 9to5Google:
Google unveils Pixelbook Go, a laptop with 16:9 13.3" display, a 4K option, Intel CPUs, and up to 256GB SSD; pre-orders open today in US and Canada for $649  —  For years, Google has been the driving force behind Chrome OS, making expensive, but visionary hardware to light a fire under other OEMs to compete …
Chris Welch / The Verge:
Google unveils 5.7" Pixel 4 for $799+ and 6.3" Pixel 4 XL for $899+, both with gesture recognition, dual rear cameras, and no notch, coming October 24  —  The most-leaked phones ever are now official  —  You've seen them, you've read plenty about them, and now Google's latest smartphones are finally …
Sean Hollister / The Verge:
Google says its Stadia cloud gaming service will launch on November 19 for those who spent $130 on the Founder's Edition package  —  It streams games to the Pixel 3, Chromecast Ultra, and Chrome web browsers — and likely Pixel 4  —  Google's Stadia cloud gaming service is right around the corner …
Reuters:
Libra loses Booking Holdings' support, but continues with association draft laws at Geneva meeting, appoints members from a16z, Xapo, PayU, more to its board  —  LONDON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Backers of Facebook Inc's (FB.O) Libra cryptocurrency project pledged to forge ahead after selecting …
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
Google announces Nest Mini, with a near-identical design to previous models, improved audio, and a wall mount option, coming on October 22 for $49  —  Photos of Google's Home Mini update leaked out just yesterday, rather dampening the excitement for today's official announcement, but the Nest Mini is now official.
Brooks Barnes / New York Times:
AMC Entertainment to unveil AMC Theaters On Demand, an iTunes-like online video store, in the US, offering ~2,000 films for ~$3-$6 to rent and ~$10-$20 to buy  —  LOS ANGELES — In a sign of just how much streaming is changing Hollywood, movie fans will soon be able to rent and buy films …
Mohit Kumar / The Hacker News:
A flaw in Sudo, which is installed on almost every Linux OS, could let users run commands as “root” even when they are restricted; patched version now available  —  Attention Linux Users!  —  A vulnerability has been discovered in Sudo—one of the most important, powerful …
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet:
Microsoft Defender's Tamper Protection antivirus feature hits general availability and will be enabled by default for all users in the coming weeks  —  Tamper Protection prevents malware from disabling Windows Defender features.  —  Today, Microsoft announced the general availability …
Washington Post:
Docs and interviews show that ~44 US universities work with outside companies to data mine and rank prospective students, including tracking their web activity  —  Before many schools even look at an application, they comb through prospective students' personal data, such as web-browsing habits and financial history

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