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March 7, 2015, 3:40 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:
Sources on Apple Watch: battery charges in just two hours, skin contact and 10%+ battery need to get notifications, essentially a time-saving device  —  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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
Apple Watch pricing, availability, surprises & more, here's what to expect at Apple's event  —  Apple's “Spring Forward” event is scheduled for Monday, March 9th and we're already getting prepared to bring you live coverage and last minute leaks leading up to the event.  What can you expect at the event?
Janko Roettgers / Gigaom:
Pandora to release day pass for ad-free listening  —  Credit: Shutterstock / Evgeny Korshenkov  —  Pandora is looking to add a paid day pass to its service later this year, company executives revealed during Pandora's investor day Thursday.  The day pass will give users …
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 …
Gordon Mah Ung / PC World:
The rise of the Steam Machines: Inside Valve's deep, varied living room PC lineup  —  Charlie Brown never kicked that damned football clear to the moon and, well, after Steam Machines never materialized last summer as expected, we all started to wonder if Gabe Newell wasn't playing mean old Lucy.
Greg Miller / Washington Post:
CIA plans major reorganization and a focus on digital espionage  —  The CIA embarked on a sweeping restructuring Friday that will bring an end to divisions that have been in place for decades, create 10 new centers that team analysts with operators, and significantly expand the agency's focus on digital espionage.
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
Kurt Wagner / Re/code:
Facebook Anonymous Login Still in Beta After a Year  —  There are many things that come to mind when you hear the word “Facebook” — anonymity likely isn't one of them.  —  The social network has long required users to sign up and interact with friends using their authentic identity.

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