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February 26, 2012, 1:40 PM

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Joseph Volpe / Engadget:
Huawei outs Ascend D Quad: 4.5-inch 720p display, Dolby 5.1, 1.5GHz K3V2 CPU  —  We'd seen some prior leaks, but aside from poorly translated marketing jargon, Huawei's managed to keep its latest and greatest smartphone under wraps — until now, that is.  The device is being billed as the …
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Samsung unveils new Galaxy Beam smartphone / projector combo with dual core CPU  —  Samsung has finally started to reveal its new products at MWC 2012, starting with this new refresh of the Galaxy Beam packing Android 2.3, a projector and a dual-core CPU.  There's more details and specs in the press release after the break.
Christian Zibreg / 9to5Mac:
Adobe Photoshop Touch hits iPad 2 for US$9.99 (Update: Pulled until Monday)  —  Note - Photoshop Touch just started hitting AU/NZ.  Update: It was pulled, but it will be available Monday.  Some of our readers reported that it works better than the Android version.
Julia Angwin / Digits:
FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling  —  The Supreme Court's recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices has caused a “sea change” inside the U.S. Justice Department, according to FBI General Counsel Andrew Weissmann.
Roger Cheng / CNET:
LG in talks with Google for Nexus device  —  LG wants to be on the ground floor for one of the next iterations of Android.  An LG executive noted that there were still no firm commitments yet.  —  LG and Android are as close as ever.  —  BARCELONA, Spain—LG is jockeying …
Roger Cheng / CNET:
LG leans on high-end specs in smartphone push  —  LG, which has struggled over the past few years to make a major impact in the smartphone business, looks to LTE, HD displays, and quad-core chips to set itself apart.  —  LTE is a big focus at LG during its media preview event at Mobile World Congress.
Jon Gertner / New York Times:
Innovation and the Bell Labs Miracle  —  “INNOVATION is what America has always been about,” President Obama remarked in his recent State of the Union address.  It's hard to disagree, isn't it?  We live in a world dominated by innovative American companies like Apple, Microsoft, Google and Facebook.
Chris Meadows / TeleRead:
PayPal cracks down on erotica e-book sales  —  Remember when Amazon started removing various kinds of erotica from its store?  It's happening again, this time with a number of independent e-publishing sites such as All Romance and Smashwords.  Today, Nate Hoffelder called attention to an e-mail …
Danny Sullivan / Search Engine Land:
WSJ Pulls Back On What Google Searchers Can Read For Free  —  Are you used to using Google as a way around the Wall Street Journal's paywall?  Think again.  The WSJ has been holding back stories available through Google's “First Click Free” program, a move that I suspect other newspapers might soon emulate.

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