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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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A Debian initiative for reproducible builds sheds light on the least transparent part of the open source development process. Find out what's been completed in this security project.

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An image posted by a purported Sprint employee touts two versions of Samsung's next flagship phone.>

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Every year, tens of thousands of reporters, analysts, and suited-up businesspeople descend upon Barcelona for the Mobile World Congress trade show. Mobile World Congress, or MWC if you're in the know, is the largest trade show for mobile technology: phones, networks, hotspots, infrastructure, and more phones. In recent years, MWC has been fairly sleepy, shifting from a consumer-centric show with big product launches to a more business-focused one that catered to infrastructure announcements.

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The HTC One M9 is one of the two most interesting Android smartphones about to be unveiled at MWC, but it’s hardly a well-kept secret. A wide variety of leaks have already revealed everything there is to know about the handset, including specs and software features, going as far as to ignite the spirits around the direction HTC has taken with the design of its third One flagship. FROM EARLIER: Here’s how you can watch Sunday’s HTC One M9 and Galaxy S6 events live As a result, it’s not surprising that @upleaks, a source who has provided many HTC One M9 leaks so far, has posted even more thorough details on both the HTC One M9 and its supposed bigger M9 Plus version,

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BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization says millions of young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss from loud music.

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The "plays everything" media player is back on the Apple App Store, and this latest release adds new features such as better support for Ultra HD content.>

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The multiplayer game that uses real-world environments as its playground is now even more accessible -- as an app on our wrists.>

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New research shows that cloud offers IT a means to communicate with users, be responsive, and gain relevancy.

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