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January 7, 2020, 10:05 AM

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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.
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:
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Nathan Ingraham / Engadget:
Comcast makes xFi Advanced Security, its $5.99/month network security service, free for all 18M customers who lease its new xFi Gateway router/modem device  —  At CES last year, Comcast announced a feature for its Xfinity internet customers called Advanced Security.

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