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We’re live at Samsung’s Galaxy S10 event!

Evan Blass/@evleaks Mobile World Congress is just around the corner, but wouldn’t you know it — Samsung wanted all the attention it could get. Because of that, we’re coming to you this morning from beautiful, foggy San Francisco, where the company plans to finally reveal its 2019 flagship phones: the S10, the S10+ and, uh, …

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Xiaomi Mi 9 hands-on: Speedy, stylish and a great camera, too

Xiaomi officially pulled back the curtain on its new Mi 9 in China a few hours ago, but a flashy presentation only ever tells you so much. Sure, the top-level stuff seems solid enough: there’s a Snapdragon 855 with either 6GB or 12GB of RAM inside, plus a bright and beautiful 6.39-inch AMOLED display running …

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GM’s Arīv electric bikes are launching in Europe first

GM GM has officially launched the compact and folding electric bikes it unveiled last year under the brand name “Arīv.” The automaker hosted a $10,000 naming contest for the e-bikes when it announced the new project, so someone somewhere out there is few thousand dollars richer. Both models are powered by proprietary motors GM built …

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House committee hopes to question Facebook over group privacy

David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images Facebook is facing even more government scrutiny this week. Members of the House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee have asked to meet Facebook over concerns about group privacy. They’re responding to an FTC complaint alleging that the social network exposed the sensitive information of group members. Women in …

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SoundCloud lets artists distribute music to Spotify and Apple Music

SoundCloud SoundCloud is helping artists distribute uploaded music to other services, including Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Amazon Music, Tidal, Instagram, Pandora and even Napster. The Premier distribution tool will be available in open beta at no extra cost for eligible Pro and Pro Unlimited subscribers. SoundCloud won’t take a cut of the earnings artists …

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Samsung airs a Galaxy S10 TV advert before its flagship event

endreloset (YouTube) Who needs leakers when Samsung is outing its Unpacked lineup itself? Ahead of its flagship event tomorrow, the Korean tech giant has let slip another look at its AirPods-style wireless Galaxy Buds and Galaxy S10. If you thought it couldn’t top its earlier leak on its Galaxy Watch app, this time the products …

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LG won’t release a foldable smartphone anytime soon

Mat Smith, Engadget As Samsung, Huawei, and Motorola rush to release their foldable smartphones, one notable company is sitting out the trend. LG says it’s scrapping plans to release a bendy handset, reports The Korea Times, and will instead launch a 5G version of its flagship V-series brand, along with an LTE G-series lineup, at …

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Game streamer Ninja will have his own toy line

Wicked Cool Toys You can’t usually show support for a game streamer in the real world outside of t-shirt and stickers, but Wicked Cool Toys is kicking things up a notch. It’s introducing a line of toys themed around streamers, starting with Twitch superstar Tyler “Ninja” Blevins. You’ll find two-inch collectibles in blind packs ($5 …

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UK parliament report will call for ‘sweeping’ regulation of Facebook

AP Photo/Noah Berger The UK Parliament’s Facebook document dump is close to creating serious legal trouble for the social network. According to The Guardian, the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee plans to release a report on February 18th calling on the UK government to enact “sweeping” legislation regulating Facebook’s activities. The findings will assert …

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The best portable power stations

By Sarah Witman This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter’s independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full portable power stations guide here. If you’re planning to go off the grid or you’re prepping for an emergency, we recommend the Goal Zero …

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