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Deputy reviews editor & senior reviewer at Re/code. Former tech columnist at The Wall Street Journal. Proud mama of a 1-y-o. Email me at katie@recode.net.

Kindle Voyage Sets a High Bar for a High Price

recode.net — If someone asked you to describe your ideal reading environment, you might picture a calm, quiet place with soft lighting, few distractions and a cushiony chair. Can you picture your ideal e-reader? Amazon thinks its latest Kindle Voyage is the crème de la crème of electronic reading.

What to Expect From Google Earnings Today

recode.net — It's still about mobile. Google reports its third-quarter financial results after the market closes on Thursday, and since the company doesn't break out its ad sales figures for mobile versus desktop, the important metrics to look for are its cost-per-click rates - what advertisers pay when users click on search ads - and its paid click growth - money Google gets when people click on ads that appear on its sites and its partner sites.

CBS Launches Live and On-Demand Web Video Subscription Service

recode.net — Yesterday, HBO announced plans to sell Web video subscriptions. Today, CBS. CBS? Yup, CBS: The broadcaster is also getting into the digital video subscription business, with an offering that will let users watch almost any show it airs, live or on demand, on a variety of devices.

Moto Hint Bluetooth Earbud Finally Gets It Right

recode.net — If you've ever seen someone talking to himself before realizing he's actually on a phone call using a Bluetooth headset, you ain't seen nothin' yet. I mean that literally: You can't see this thing I'm about to describe - not unless you're standing next to someone and looking in that person's ear.

Google May Ease Limits on Android Customization Over Time

recode.net — Google is taking its versatile Android operating system into new places, into cars and watches and TVs. As part of that process, it's also severely curtailing the degree to which hardware makers can tinker with the core parts of the software.

Can a Virtual Therapist Keep the Peace on the Way to Mars?

recode.net — Take a group of perfectly nice people, squeeze them into a tiny space for a few months and things tend to get a little tense. It's a reliable rule of reality television and space voyages alike.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Review: Refined, But Not Radical

recode.net — When Samsung launched its Galaxy Note about two years ago, the smartphone became the butt of many jokes. It was a good idea, in theory - a new style of handset designed to combine a big, tablet-size display with a more portable, smartphone-like form factor - but it was generally dismissed because of its comically large size.

Activist Elliott Pushes EMC to Dump VMware

recode.net — The activist investment firm Elliott Management pounced on storage and technology giant EMC today in a lengthy letter urging it to divest its controlling stake in the cloud software firm VMware.

Truecaller Gets $60 Million From Atomico, Kleiner Perkins

recode.net — While a better version of Caller ID may not sound like a huge idea, some notable investors are betting that Sweden's Truecaller is on to something big. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Atomico are leading a fresh $60 million round for Truecaller, with Kleiner's John Doerr, Atomico's Mattias Ljungman and investor Jerry Murdock all joining the company's board.

Khosla-Backed Startup Wants to Electrify Your Brain

recode.net — A Los Gatos, Calif., startup is developing a wearable that promises to alter state of mind by sending ultrasonic or fine electric currents through the brain, building a consumer product on top of a nascent area of neuroscience.
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Oct 16, 2014

@BenBajarin @sarahintampa true, but there's something to be said for simplicity & curating for the customer.

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