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February 25, 2018, 1:15 PM

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Ryne Hager / Android Police:
Samsung debuts 6.2" Galaxy S9+ and 5.8" S9 with f/1.5 and f/2.4 dual aperture, dual cameras on S9+, AR Emoji; ships March 16 for $840 and $720 respectively  —  The Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ fuel new discoveries with Super Slow-mo video, best-in-class low light camera and AR Emoji for a more personalized way to express yourself
Dan Seifert / The Verge:
S9 and S9+ hands-on: same look and feel as S8, fingerprint reader placement is a welcome improvement, AR Emoji not as precise as Animoji, Bixby button lives on  —  The Galaxy S9 will feel very familiar to S8 owners  —  Last year, Samsung walked out of the ashes of the Note 7 debacle …
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2018 liveblog  —  Mobile World Congress isn't always a huge show for Samsung (last year we got a couple of tablets and some vague 5G news), but this year the company's not messing around.  Between the many teasers and seemingly endless deluge of leaks, the Galaxy S9 is all but announced at this point.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Huawei announces Matebook X Pro Windows laptop with 13.9" touchscreen that has 91% screen-to-body ratio and 3 Android tablets - 8" and 10.8" M5 and 10.8" M5 Pro  —  The webcam is built into the keyboard  —  Huawei isn't bringing a new flagship phone to Mobile World Congress this year …
Scott Scrivens / Android Police:
HMD announces $85 4.5" Nokia 1 with Oreo Go and MediaTek SoC, €279 5.5" Nokia 6, €399 6" Nokia 7 Plus, and €749 Nokia 8 Sirocco with 5.5" edge-to-edge display  —  HMD Global had a good first year making Nokia-branded phones.  In 2017, the Finnish company sold 70 million devices across …
Justin Duino / 9to5Google:
Three-minute promotional video for Galaxy S9 and S9+ leaks, showing off new DeX Pad and other features, emphasizes S9 as a great business phone  —  As if the Galaxy S9 hadn't been leaked enough before its official announcement at MWC, Samsung accidentally went and uploaded its launch video.

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IBM:
IBM will give $200,000 to a team that can come up with a solution for natural disaster preparedness  —  Call for Code, The initiative for developers to use their mastery of the latest technologies, to build solutions that can change the world.
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Another day, another cyber security threat. eero keeps your network protected.  —  VPNFilter is the latest router-based malware and is estimated to affect over 500,000 consumer routers.
Zoho:
It's go time for Go Zoho!  —  It's not often that you hear of a tech company taking a vintage Airstream trailer on the road to help users in their own neighborhood.  Then again, Zoho's no ordinary tech company.

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