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10 Things In Tech You Need To Know This Morning

<b>1. The New York Times did a big profile of Tim Cook.</b> In the profile we get confirmation that the iWatch is coming in Q4, and we hear from Apple's lead designer, Jony Ive, who says he doesn't think anything has changed at Apple.<p><b>2. John Gruber at Daring Fireball happened to have written a big essay</b> …

Tim Cook

Europe and South Korea will develop 5G together

5G is coming — slowly and hazily — and, having been a leader in 3G but a follower in 4G, Europe wants to be back at the forefront this time. But if …

Look out LG G3, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4 tipped to have same screen resolution

The race to pack more pixels into a phone display is on, with the LG G3 out of the blocks first. That phone’s screen is better than full HD, cramming …

Google Names Glass Partners for Medical, Sports Apps

Google named five developer partners on Monday for Glass apps from the medical, media and sports industries.<p>The partners include APZ Labs, which …

Google Marks Project Loon Birthday with First LTE Experiments

Google’s Project Loon is drifting to even greater heights. The company recently tested its balloon-powered internet access venture in Brazil, marking its first LTE experiments and launch near the equator.<p>In the countryside just beyond Campo Maior – located inside the state of Piaui, and roughly two …

Amazon Prime members spend almost twice as much as other Amazon shoppers

Amazon—which is set to unveil its first smartphone this week—is smart to continue investing in its Prime subscription service: A recent survey by RBC Capital Markets, summarized today in a research report, suggests it’s working.<p>Amazon Prime members surveyed said they spend $538 per year, on …

eCommerce

Samsung Galaxy Tab S Tablets Up For Pre-order In The U.S.

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab S tablets are now available to pre-order in the U.S. from a number of retailers, the 8.4 inch model will set you back …

Google announces first 'Glass at Work' partners

Google is encouraging developers to create Glass apps for specific industry sectors<p>Google has launched the first round of its 'Glass at Work' programme, which aims to encourage development of enterprise applications for the Google Glass wearable computer.<p>Google Glass consists of a small screen …

Iraq crisis: ISIS advances on Baquba as U.S. moves firepower to region

As Islamic militants continue their murderous advance across Iraq, they have a new target in their sights: the city of Baquba, less than 40 miles north of Baghdad.<p>Gunbattles erupted in the city, only a 45-minute drive from the capital, on Tuesday as fighters and Iraqi government forces …

Associated Press News

Is the Big 3 Model Sustainable for Miami Heat?

After a humbling, if not humiliating, loss to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, it’s tempting to suggest the Miami Heat’s model is broken. That having the Big Three or—gulp, even <i>a</i> Big Three—is no longer the surest way to win in the modern NBA.<p>But while there’s a germ of truth in this idea, …