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Suppliers are having a tough time getting enough screens ready for Apple’s iPhone 6, reports Reuters.

To comply with new California testing rules, Google will add temporary steering wheels in its self-driving cars.

Netflix headache? Comcast’s new streaming service will be provided to some college students for free.

Gmail and other mobile apps hacked by researchers, who exploited weaknesses in smartphone memory.

ComScore report: Majority of “digital media time” is spent on mobile apps. Those who use mobile apps spend the most time on social networking, games and radio. The Atlantic summarizes what apps are used most by different age groups; Facebook tops them all.

Computers and other equipment were stolen from Kleiner Perkins last month, including a couple of laptops from the VC firm’s finance department.

Wireless price war: Sprint now offering unlimited plan for $60, undercutting T-Mobile by $20.

LinkedIn’s head of products and user experience departs, will remain an adviser to the company.

Microsoft to unveil Windows 9 next month, reports the Verge.

Aereo loses appeal to be considered a cable operator (so it can keep operating after a Supreme Court ruling forced it to suspend operations). The streaming-TV provider will have to ask a federal judge to weigh in.

Man in U.K. jailed for 33 months for recording “Fast and Furious 6″ in a movie theater.

 

Photo: An artist’s rendering of Google’s self-driving car. (Google via AP)

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