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December 9, 2019, 4:35 PM

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Shenaz Zack / The Keyword:
Google says it will add new features to Pixels in “feature drops”, starting this month with auto call screening on Pixel 4, a post-snap portrait mode, and more  —  Your phone should get better over time.  Your Pixel automatically updates regularly with fixes and improvements.
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Microsoft says it will finally shut down the to do list app Wunderlist on May 6, 2020, after years of prioritizing its own To Do app  —  Microsoft has for years promised it would eventually shut down to-do list app Wunderlist, which it acquired in 2015, in favor of its own app, To Do …
Australian Financial Review:
Beijing orders all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign PC equipment and software within three years, allowing only Chinese-made tech  —  Yuan Yang and Nian Liu  —  Beijing has ordered all government offices and public institutions to remove foreign computer equipment …
Sam Machkovech / Ars Technica:
Oculus Quest becomes the first VR set with native hand tracking, available to users as an experimental feature this week and with an SDK for devs next week  —  Goes live “this week;” promising October tease has us cautiously optimistic.  —  3 with 3 posters participating
Liam Tung / ZDNet:
The Archive Team, which wants to save Yahoo Groups content by uploading it to Internet Archive, says Verizon has blocked the email addresses of its volunteers  —  Verizon says the archivists it has blocked breached its terms of service.  —  Verizon, which bought Yahoo In 2017 …
Taylor Lorenz / New York Times:
TikTok posts a list of videos, makers, memes, dance trends, more that shaped the fastest-growing platform in 2019, and its North America chief talks TikTok fame  —  TikTok says it's ready to help its stars get rich.  —  TikTok has released the TikTok 100, a year-in-review list that names the top videos …
IDC:
Global shipments of wearable devices totaled a record 84.5M units in 3Q'19, a YoY increase of 94.6%; hearables alone accounted for almost half the shipments  —  Global shipments of wearable devices totaled 84.5 million units in the third quarter of 2019 (3Q19), a year-over-year increase …

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