Huawei outs Mate S with Force Touch tech; Justice Department to require warrants for some cell phone tracking

More wireless news from across the Web:

> The U.S. Justice Department rules that it will require warrants for some cell phone tracking requests. NYT article

> Huawei said its new Mate S smartphone, announced at the IFA show, will feature technology similar to Apple's Force Touch service on the Apple Watch. The announcement is notable considering Apple is expected to offer Force Touch on its upcoming iPhones. Reuters article

> Google executive Liane Hornsey is leaving the company for SoftBank, where she will lead human resources. Re/code article

> Mozilla is testing a version of its Firefox Internet browser for Apple's iOS platform. Phone Scoop article

> Verizon Wireless will reportedly launch Android Pay services on Sept. 16. Phandroid article

> China's smartphone market appears poised for a shakeout. WSJ article

> Intel said it will invest $50 million into quantum computing. WSJ article

Telecom News

> A nationwide outage on CenturyLink's landline phone network, which impacted all toll-free numbers hosted by the telco, has been restored. Article

Cable News

> Authenticated multiscreen viewing of pay-TV content was up 63 percent in the second quarter, despite an unfavorable year-over-year comparison to a watershed TV Everywhere event, the June 2014 FIFA World Cup. Article

And finally… You can now buy Star Wars' adorable BB-8 droid and let it patrol your home. Article


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