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February 21, 2016, 9:55 PM

Top News

Mark Walton / Ars Technica UK:
Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge: SD card slots, waterproof, “Dual Pixel” 12MP cameras, larger batteries, ship Mar. 11; pre-orders Feb. 23 with free Gear VR in UK, US  —  Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge: Curvier, faster, micro SD expansion—available March 11  —  Specs at a glance: Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge Screen
Sean O'Kane / The Verge:
Samsung Gear 360 is a lightweight camera for capturing 360-degree photos and videos; accompanying app for S7, S7 Edge stitches and shares content  —  Samsung's Gear 360 camera looks like an eyeball and shoots 360-degree video  —  Samsung is entering the nascent 360-degree imaging market with a new camera called the Gear 360.
Chris Velazco / Engadget:
LG G5: 5.3" always-on QHD display, 16MP primary camera, secondary 8MP rear camera for ultra-wide angle shots, and an expansion slot for plug-in modules  —  LG's modular G5 is its most daring flagship phone ever  —  LG is in a tricky position: starting with the G2, it's …
Devindra Hardawar / Engadget:
HTC Vive VR headset will cost $799, ship in early April with two wireless controllers with haptic feedback; pre-orders start on February 29  —  HTC's Vive will cost $799, ship in early April  —  If you've been eagerly awaiting HTC's Vive VR headset, we hope you've been saving up.
Jonathan Zdziarski / Zdziarski's Blog of Things:
iOS forensics expert describes the risks and burdensome process associated with the FBI's request for an iPhone-breaching tool  —  Apple, FBI, and the Burden of Forensic Methodology  —  Recently, FBI got a court order that compels Apple to create a forensics tool; this tool would let FBI brute force the PIN on a suspect's device.
Dawn Chmielewski / Re/code:
FBI Says Resetting San Bernardino Shooter's Apple ID Password Not a Screwup  —  Look, it wasn't a f**k-up, ok?  —  That's the message from the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which fired back this weekend at reports suggesting that rogue elements within San Bernardino county had reset …
More: The Register, 9to5Mac and ReutersTweets: @caseynewton
Tim Bradshaw / Financial Times:
Facebook creates team for exploring social interaction in VR led by Daniel James, Mike Booth; says 20K videos in 360-degree format uploaded since late 2015  —  Facebook creates ‘social virtual reality’ team  —  Facebook has created a new “social VR” team, led by two video gaming executives …
Frederic Lardinois / TechCrunch:
Huawei enters PC market with MateBook, a 12-inch Surface-like Windows 10 convertible tablet, starting at $699  —  Huawei Launches The $699 MateBook Windows 10 Tablet With Keyboard Case And Stylus  —  Huawei is getting into the productivity game.  The company, which recently made a splash …
Charles McLellan / ZDNet:
HP's Elite x3 is a 6" Windows 10 Mobile phablet that offers a Continuum dock, a 12.5" laptop-format Mobile Extender, and a catalogue of virtualized Windows apps  —  MWC 2016: HP unveils the Elite x3, a business-class Windows 10 phablet  —  HP is aiming to transform mobile productivity …
James Vincent / The Verge:
Researchers create 5D data storage disc that holds up to 360 TBs, can withstand up to 1000 degrees C and last up to 13.8B years at room temperature  —  ‘Five-dimensional’ glass discs can store data for up to 13.8 billion years  —  Photographs fade, books rot, and even hard drives eventually fester.
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