US lawmakers drop provision that blocked lifting of ZTE sanctions, strengthen CFIUS authority to block Chinese investments in a compromise defense spending bill (Erica Werner/Washington Post)

Asus ROG Strix GL502

HP Spectre x360 15 (2018)

Asus ZenBook Flip 14

Now this… this is an ultra-wide monitor

Wilson is like Longreads for podcasts

Lyft says it will enhance its background checks after revelations that an undocumented immigrant who has been charged with serial rape worked as a Lyft driver (Carolyn Said/San Francisco Chronicle)

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App Annie: there were 28.4B app downloads worldwide across iOS and Google Play in Q2, up 15% YoY as consumer spending grew 20% YoY reaching $18.5B (Sarah Perez/TechCrunch)

MacBook Pro with Touch Bar (13-inch, mid-2018)

How Comcast is moving beyond the set top box as it rolls out its Xfinity X1 interface on smart TVs, starting with betas on Roku TV and some Samsung TVs (Scott Porch/Fast Company)

FCC starts accepting petitions to deny as well as less formal comments on T-Mobile USA/Sprint merger, all of which can be submitted until August 27 (Jon Brodkin/Ars Technica)