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January 6, 2020, 11:50 PM

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Sam Byford / The Verge:
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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:
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 …
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Ring adds a privacy dashboard to its app to let owners manage third-party services and whether local police can make requests to access video from their cameras  —  One place to manage security and privacy features  —  Ring has announced that it is adding a new privacy dashboard …
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.

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