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February 25, 2018, 5:05 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, Snapdragon 845, stereo speakers; ships March 16  —  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 …
Jacob Kastrenakes / The Verge:
Galaxy S9 and S9+ preorders start Mar. 2 for $720 and $840 from Samsung and T-Mobile; AT&T S9 costs $790, S9+ costs $915; Verizon S9 costs $800, S9+ costs $930  —  Samsung just announced the Galaxy S9, and now we're getting details on how much retailers and wireless carriers are going to charge for it.
BBC:
Hands-on: trying 960 FPS slow-motion video and AR Emoji on the Samsung Galaxy S9  —  Samsung's new flagship smartphone has a host of new camera tricks including a super-slow-motion mode that helps capture key moments of action and a new type of lens designed to work better in the dark.
Sam Byford / The Verge:
Hands-on with Huawei's €1499 13.9" MateBook X Pro: solid design, very thin bezels, but pop-up camera placement inside the keyboard feels impractical  —  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 …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
US officials say Russian hackers breached several hundred computers during the Winter Olympics opening ceremony and made it look like a North Korean operation  —  Russian military spies hacked several hundred computers used by authorities at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, according to U.S. intelligence.
Antonio García Martínez / Wired:
How the Trump campaign increased its Facebook ad purchasing power with provocative content and mastered ad tools like Custom Audiences and Lookalike Audiences  —  Why Russia's Facebook ads were less important to Trump's victory than his own Facebook ads.  —  IT'S NOT EVERY day that a former …
Karl Bode / Motherboard:
Critics say FCC's new National Broadband Map, like its previous iteration, overstates available ISPs, lists inaccurate data about speeds, and lacks pricing info  —  At the core of the problem is, unsurprisingly, the influence of deep-pocketed telecom operators on lawmakers and regulators.

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