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Google finally brings to life the rumors of the Pixel 2. It is coming and Jack Wallen discusses why it is important for Google to think beyond developers.

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OnePlus plans on revealing its own flavor of Android, called OxygenOS. The company's intention is to create software that is open, free of bloat, and customizable.

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Red Hat's OpenShift Commons invites open-source programmers and users to work on its OpenShift Platform-as-a-Service cloud.

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Twitter got into a pretty lively argument Thursday about whether the color of a particular dress was black and blue or white and gold. How do people see things so differently? AsapScience explains.>

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BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s independent expert on freedom of speech has praised the U.S. Federal Communications Commission for voting to enforce "net neutrality" rules for the broadband industry.

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The latest move is a step away from the previous process that required you to choose from a list of predefined genders.>

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Netflix users can tune into all 13 episodes of the political series, which may portray a growing rift between President Underwood and his wife.>

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This has been another great week packed full of paid iPhone and iPad apps that were on sale for free. A few from Thursday’s post are still free downloads if you hurry, and now we have a fresh new list for you to enjoy on Friday. Today we have eight nifty paid iOS apps for you, and each and every one of them is on sale for free right now. As always though, these sales could be over before you know it. DON’T MISS: And now, it’s Apple’s turn to copy Samsung These are paid iPhone and iPad apps that have been made available for free for a limited time by their developers. There is no way to tell how long

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Several exciting applications of GPS-oriented analytics include mapping the locations of animals and vehicles, monetizing data, and improving response times to medical emergencies.

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While we wait for Swatch to show off its upcoming smartwatch this spring, the company has decided to update its current touchscreen offering, the Swatch Touch. The Swatch Touch Zero One is a fitness watch geared toward volleyball players. The Touch Zero One will send that information to Swatch's app, where your skills as a volleyball player will be ranked from zero to 100. The Swatch Touch Zero One will retail for $160 once it's released later this year.

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By Leila Abboud, Harro Ten Wolde and Julia Fioretti PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's big telecom firms are back to rude financial health after years of poor results and regulatory pressure, drawing crowds of new investors and protests from rivals who worry the formerly state-owned companies may rebuild their monopolies. Germany's Deutsche Telekom and Spain's Telefonica have predicted that revenues will grow this year, while France's Orange and Norway's Telenor have promised higher future dividends, a major motivation for investors in the sector. The renaissance is a marked shift from the past five years in which the sector's sales fell steadily because of regulation ending various types of mobile fees and tough competition from cable operators such as Liberty Global and low-cost players like France's Iliad .

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The Gear VR is probably the greatest thing Samsung has created in a long time. The simple but well-made virtual reality headset blows minds young and old. I have personally shown it to a number of people, and so far I have yet to come across anyone whose jaw didn’t drop. It’s awesome. And it looks like Samsung’s biggest competitor may be getting ready to launch a rival device. DON’T MISS: Is the Galaxy S6 really an iPhone ripoff? Leaked comparison photo lets you be the judge Samsung teamed up with virtual reality leader Oculus to create the Gear VR accessory, which uses a Galaxy Note 4 as a snap-in display in front of two lenses that help create the VR effect.

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Chris Viehbacher, sacked as chief executive of French drugs firm Sanofi last year, is to join the board of PureTech, a privately owned healthcare science and technology R&D company. Boston-based PureTech's co-founder and senior partner Robert Langer said in a statement he had known the German-Canadian Viehbacher for many years "and I am very excited that we will be working together more closely now". Viehbacher, who moved to Boston last year while he was still running Sanofi, raised the French company's multinational profile during his six years in the job by completing over $30 billion of acquisitions including that of Boston-based Genzyme.

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Sci-fi! Action! Comedy! Biopic! Frozen! This week's new trailers include basically everything you could ask for. Nine of the best are below. All of them are for films coming out in the next few months, so get ready.

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As the final sign off for our February guest editorship with Bill Gates, we were able to sit down with Melinda to talk about how life for the poor will change in the next 15 years and how we can combat gender inequality in the developing world.

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Welcome to Price Check, our weekly post dedicated to sorting through all the new products and deals that we find. Vizio has a really good upscaling engine, though — it was one of the things we loved when we tested the company's 65-inch model (which you see above). Target is running a buy one, get one free deal right now — but it's on all Ubisoft games.

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No doubt Apple is still smarting over a $533 million court case won by Smartflash this week, but Ericsson is now also suing the company in a patent dispute.>

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Bill Gates was the The Verge's first-ever guest editor this past month, narrating episodes of The Big Future that illustrate the bets he and his wife Melinda are making with their foundation over the next 15 years. Above, we have Melinda Gates discussing how life for the poor will change in the next 15 years. As the month comes to a close, it's time to let Bill himself onto our pages for a farewell.

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Samsung is about to announce two similar but distinct sixth-generation Galaxy S versions, including the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, but the devices have already been thoroughly leaked. Most details about the two handsets, including design, hardware and software features have seemingly been revealed in many reports, but the leaks are far from over. In fact, Sprint just gave us the biggest Galaxy S6 leak so far. FROM EARLIER: Is the Galaxy S6 really an iPhone ripoff? Leaked comparison photo lets you be the judge The carrier, which has already started its Galaxy S6 marketing campaign a few days ago, is reportedly going to host a special Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge contest, offering customers who register for more information the chance to

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Uber has been causing controversy in Seoul, South Korea, since it launched in October of last year. The local government is claiming that UberX vehicles are not legally authorized taxis, even inciting locals to tattle on Uber drivers who could then be fined 1 million KRW (about $900). In response, Uber now allows free travel on up to 30 UberX journeys, costing 30,000KRW (about $27) or less. No end date for the free promotion has been announced.

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It's ridiculous to buy a Surface without a keyboard. Fortunately, with this bundle, you don't have to.>

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It’s still much too soon to pass any final judgements and call Samsung’s upcoming new Galaxy S6 handset an iPhone ripoff. Yes, some of the evidence thus far has been fairly damning — this leaked Galaxy S6 vs. iPhone 6 photo comparison lets you be the judge — but everything is just a rumor until Samsung makes it official during its press conference on Sunday. After plenty of evidence has piled up to suggest that Samsung took some pretty obvious inspiration from Apple’s iPhone 5 and iPhone 6, a new leak suggests that Samsung’s tendency to borrow from Apple may have just crossed over from flattering to just plain sad. DON’T MISS: Is the Galaxy S6 really an iPhone ripoff? Leaked comparison photo

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