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March 6, 2015, 7:50 PM

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Mark Gurman / 9to5Mac:
Hands-on sources on Apple Watch: battery life for 5 hours of fairly heavy use, unannounced Heart Rate Glance feature, more  —  Sources offer hands-on Apple Watch details: battery life, unannounced features, and more  —  Just ahead of the finalized Apple Watch's presentation at Apple's March 9th …
Matthew Panzarino / TechCrunch:
Apple Watch full battery charge takes two hours; push notifications arrive only with skin contact, stop when battery is less than 10% charged  —  The Apple Watch Is Time, Saved  —  Over the course of investigating the Apple Watch, I've spoken to several sources who have spent extended time with it.
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Apple negotiates with music labels for streaming licenses that would forego free tier, allow high-profile artists to distribute with Apple first  —  Big Music Labels Want to Make Free Music Hard to Get, and Apple Says They're Right  —  Right now it's easy to stream any song you want …
Casey Newton / The Verge:
Google is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android  —  Android is coming after Oculus Rift, the Wall Street Journal reports  —  Android is moving from mobile devices to virtual-reality headsets, according to a new report.  The Wall Street Journal, citing two unnamed sources …
Jack Julian / CBC News:
Quebec man charged after refusing to give phone password to Canadian border officials, in case that may test Canadian laws  —  Quebec resident Alain Philippon to fight charge for not giving up phone password at airport  —  Whether border officials can force you to provide password hasn't been tested in Canadian courts
New York Times:
Study finds at least 46K Twitter accounts linked to ISIS; from September to December Twitter suspended 1K accounts  —  ISIS Is Skilled on Twitter, Using Thousands of Accounts, Study Says  —  The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate …
Peter Kafka / Re/code:
Sling TV's Web-TV Service Attracts at Least 100,000 Sign-Ups in Its First Month  —  Sling TV, Dish Network's Web-TV service, has been open to U.S. customers for just over a month.  And so far, it seems like Sling has generated some attention: Sources say at least 100,000 people have signed up to check out the $20-a-month service.
Todd Bishop / GeekWire:
Microsoft sues Kyocera in new Android patent infringement dispute … Microsoft filed suit against Kyocera this afternoon, alleging that the Japanese electronics company's Android-based smartphones infringe on the Redmond company's patents.  —  The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Seattle …
Matt Haughey / MetaFilter:
MetaFilter founder Matt Haughey steps away from his pioneering online community after 16 years, later adds he's joining Slack in a content role  —  Sixteen Years  —  After 16 years of doing a bit of everything under the sun here, I'm stepping away from the day to day of running MetaFilter and moving into the background.

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