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February 29, 2016, 10:25 PM

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The Intercept:
Brooklyn federal judge rules in drug case that government can't use All Writs Act to force Apple to unlock iPhones  —  Apple Wins Major Court Victory Against FBI in a Case Similar to San Bernardino  —  Apple scored a major legal victory in its ongoing battle against the FBI on Monday …
Alex Heath / Business Insider:
Apple's general counsel Bruce Sewell submits opening statement for his testimony before Congress tomorrow, summarizing Apple's position in FBI case  —  Here's what Apple's top lawyer will tell Congress tomorrow  —  The battle between Apple and the FBI over hacking the iPhone that belonged …
Justin Pritchard / Associated Press:
Google's self-driving car may have caused its first accident, hitting public bus in California at 2mph, according to company's report to DMV  —  Google self-driving car strikes public bus in California  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) — A self-driving car being tested by Google struck a public bus on a city street …
Peter Bright / Ars Technica:
$3,000 HoloLens dev kit available for pre-order now, shipping March 30  —  Futuristic hardware finally gets into developers' hands.  —  If you want to get your hands on Microsoft's holographic headset, the company is now taking pre-orders for the HoloLens Development Edition.
Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
New 9.7-inch iPad Pro may best 12.9-inch model with 12MP camera, 4K video  —  While Apple's upcoming 9.7-inch iPad Pro will mostly match the 12.9-inch version in terms of functionality, there likely will be one key difference.  Internal prototypes of the smaller model include …
Srivatsan Sridhar / Fone Arena:
Raspberry Pi 3 with 64-bit quad-core SoC, built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth announced for $35  —  Months after introducing its most affordable Raspberry Pi Zero, the company has introduced the Raspberry Pi 3, successor of the Raspberry Pi 2 that was introduced back in February last year.
Lauren Goode / The Verge:
Brita Infinity $45 Wi-Fi water pitcher automatically orders filter replacements via Amazon's Dash Replenishment Service  —  Amazon and Brita team up for Wi-Fi water pitchers  —  Back when Amazon first revealed plans for its Dash Replenishment Service, its automatic-reordering system …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Snapchat brings Live Stories to the web for the first time during Oscars  —  Snapchat brings Live Stories to the web for the first time  —  Some of last night's most entertaining Oscars coverage was on Snapchat, but this year you didn't have to be inside Snapchat's app to see it: you could watch it all on the web.
Ryan Mac / Forbes:
GoPro acquires startups Stupeflix and Vemory, developers of mobile video editing apps Replay and Splice, for $105M  —  GoPro Shells Out $105 Million For Two Video Editing Startups To Address Its Biggest Problem  —  The pounding waves of the public market have batters and bruised GoPro.
Brian Ashcraft / Kotaku:
Sony stops shipping PlayStation TV in Japan  —  Sony Is Killing the PlayStation TV in Japan  —  The PlayStation Vita TV (aka PlayStation TV) launched in Japan back in November 2013.  Today, via AV Watch, Sony confirmed that it will cease shipping the hardware (in Japan, at least) at the end of February.

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