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January 7, 2020, 4:10 AM

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Joshua Goldman / CNET:
Lenovo unveils the Yoga 5G, a $1,499 2-in-1 with the Snapdragon 8cx chipset and a claimed 24-hour battery life, coming spring, to be called Flex 5G in the US  —  Last May, Lenovo announced Project Limitless, its plan to make the first 5G laptop.  That plan is now a reality with the Yoga 5G …
Andrew E. Freedman / Tom's Hardware:
Lenovo unveils ThinkBook Plus, a 13.3-inch laptop with a 10.8-inch, touch-sensitive E-Ink display on the lid and built-in Alexa, available in March for $1,199  —  It works even when the laptop's closed.  —  Lenovo's latest take on the small business laptop has an interesting surprise: a 10.8-inch E ink display on the lid.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
About Facebook:
Facebook says it is tightening its policies around misleading manipulated media by banning videos that are either heavily edited or are deep fakes  —  People share millions of photos and videos on Facebook every day, creating some of the most compelling and creative visuals on our platform.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
Samsung debuts Galaxy S10 Lite and Note 10 Lite, with 6.7" screens, 4,500mAh batteries, and three rear cameras including ultra-wide; price and availability TBA  —  We're at that weird point in the week where CES simultaneously has and hasn't started, and it's already becoming clear Samsung isn't sticking to business as usual in 2020.
Julia Alexander / The Verge:
YouTube officially rolls out changes to children's content on its main site following FTC settlement and also begins running promotions for YouTube Kids  —  ‘These changes will have significant impact’  —  YouTube executives have warned creators over the last few months that changes …
Ben Patterson / TechHive:
Bluetooth SIG outlines LE Audio, promising key upgrades to Bluetooth audio performance with support for hearing aids and new features like audio sharing  —  Thanks to the next-generation Bluetooth LE Audio, the latest Bluetooth devices won't only sound better and last longer …
Dieter Bohn / The Verge:
Samsung debuts Galaxy Chromebook with a 13.3-inch 4K AMOLED display that rotates 360-degrees, 10th-gen i5 CPU, and S-Pen, available in Q1 starting at $999  —  At $999, it's expensive for a Chromebook, anyway  —  The Samsung Galaxy Chromebook is one of the nicest pieces of laptop hardware I've touched in a very long time.
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
AMD announces new Ryzen 4000 series of laptop chips based on the company's 7nm Zen 2 architecture  —  Bringing the Zen 2 architecture to laptops  —  AMD's third-generation Ryzen processors for laptops have officially arrived at CES 2020, with the announcement of the new Ryzen 4000 series …
Jeremy Horwitz / VentureBeat:
Qualcomm unveils Snapdragon Drive Pilot, an end-to-end autonomous driving platform, and Car-to-Cloud, to let car makers offer on-demand services to customers  —  Following Qualcomm's promise last December of a major and unexpected automotive announcement at CES, the company today revealed …
Kyle Wiggers / VentureBeat:
Amazon expands Fire TV Edition to soundbars, car infotainment systems, set-top boxes, and more, and says Fire TV platform now has over 40M MAUs  —  It was only a few months ago that Amazon took the wraps off over 20 new Fire TV devices to fill out its growing portfolio, including a refreshed Fire TV Cube …
Chaim Gartenberg / The Verge:
ASUS unveils the 14-inch ROG Zephyrus G14 gaming laptop with an optional LED dot-matrix display in the lid to show GIFs, the time, and more, available in April  —  Plus, AMD's newest Ryzen 4000 H-series chips  —  Asus has a new gaming laptop at CES 2020: the 14-inch ROG Zephyrus G14.
Dan Primack / Axios:
Sources: SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets and saying closing delays were temporary  —  SoftBank Vision Fund has walked away from investing in several startups, months after submitting term sheets worth hundreds …

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