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March 1, 2015, 6:50 PM

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Dan Seifert / The Verge:
Hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge: design prioritized over waterproofing, removable batteries, and superfluous software features  —  Samsung's new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge put design first  —  Following countless leaks and endless teasers, Samsung has officially announced the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones.
Darrell Etherington / TechCrunch:
Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge to arrive April 10 with 5.1" 2560x1440 displays, Exynos CPUs, embedded wireless charging, improved fingerprint sensor  —  Meet The New Samsung Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge, Arriving April 10  —  Samsung has indeed revealed its new flagship smartphone today …
Chris Hall / Pocket-lint:
HTC One M9 hands-on: excels in design, improved specs, may look too much like its predecessor  —  HTC One M9: The devil is in the details (hands-on)  —  The HTC One M9 has probably been the most leaked handset in recent history, but it isn't until you have this device in your hand …
Brian X. Chen / New York Times:
Apple Watch will have low energy Power Reserve mode that will display only time  —  Apple's New Job: Selling a Smartwatch to an Uninterested Public  —  SAN FRANCISCO — For Apple, the hard part — making a smartwatch — is nearly over.  —  Soon it will be time for the harder part …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple's latest ads feature photos from iPhone users, highlighting camera quality  —  Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone's Camera Is Awesome  —  Apple has never led market share in worldwide phone sales.  Ever.  And yet, the iPhone has held the (according to flickr) title of world's most popular camera for years.
Ben Woods / The Next Web:
Huawei launches Talkband B2 activity tracker and N1 earbud hybrid  —  Huawei has today announced two new wearable devices, the B2 and N1, just ahead of the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.  —  The B2 is the successor to last year's B1 activity tracker, and comes with upgraded functionality and 6-axis tracking.
CNET:
CNET:
Acer announces Liquid M220, a €79 Windows Phone coming to select European markets in April with a 4" display and 1.2GHz dual-core CPU  —  Acer's Liquid M220 offers Windows Phone on a budget (hands-on)  —  If you're curious about Windows Phone but don't want to spend much to check it out …
Rita El Khoury / Android Police:
IKEA Will Start Selling Qi Wireless Charging-Enabled Furniture In April 2015  —  The collection, which is designed by David Wahl, employs the most common standard, Qi.  If your Android device has wireless charging built-in, like the LG G3, Nexus 5, Nexus 7, and dozens of others, chances are it uses Qi.
Felix Salmon / Fusion:
Disadvantages of staying private for tech companies: difficulty raising additional capital, onerous liquidation preferences  —  Why staying private sucks, if you're a tech company  —  Three years ago, I wrote a feature for Wired under the headline “For High Tech Companies, Going Public Sucks.”
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