David Ovalle / Miami Herald:
Defense argues Bitcoin isn't actually money under Florida law, in what is believed to be the first money-laundering case against someone for dealing in bitcoins — Michell Espinoza is asking a judge to throw out criminal charges against him — He argues that the virtual currency is not actual money under Florida law
Ina Fried / Recode:
Report: in Q1 2016, 69% of new cellular accounts in the US came from cars, tablets, and IoT; cars accounted for 32% of new accounts versus 31% for phones — Most smartphones go to existing customers, with the real growth coming from tablets and other devices.
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
ASUS ZenBook 3: thinner, lighter, and faster than the MacBook with Core i7, 16GB RAM, and 1TB SSD for $1,999 — How much more can ASUS shave off of the ZenBook, its flagship ultraportable? Apparently, quite a bit. The company's new ZenBook 3, announced today at Computex, clocks in at just 2 pounds and 11.9mm (0.46-inches) thick.
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
How the United Arab Emirates has used foreign-supplied hacking tools to crack down on human rights activists — SAN FRANCISCO — In the last five years, Ahmed Mansoor, a human rights activist in the United Arab Emirates, has been jailed and fired from his job, along with having his passport confiscated …
Sam Byford / The Verge:
ARM announces new Cortex-A73 CPU and Mali-G71 GPU, hoping to power mobile VR in 2017 — ARM, the company that designs the processor architectures used in virtually all mobile devices on the market, has used Computex Taipei 2016 to announce new products that it expects to see deployed in high-end phones next year.