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The Upload: Your tech news briefing for Thursday, March 5

China defends surveillance plan... Apple's plans for larger iPads put off... IBM buys AlchemyAPI... and more tech news

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Watch this space: Apple is about to fill all the holes in the Apple Watch story

Details like what it'll cost and how long it'll last are important, but the big question remains, simply, why.

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Oculus dethroned: Valve's SteamVR is the new virtual reality frontrunner

Well, among virtual reality developer kits, that is.

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Golden smartwatches, brain-like chips, and flagship phones: Mobile World Congress' hot new gear

From surprise VR headsets to gorgeous flagship phones, this years Mobile World Congress was brimming with announcements. Here's a cheat sheet to all the new gear.

Apple Watch: 3 big questions Apple still needs to answer

Ahead of Apple's March 9 event, we preview the Apple Watch reveal.

How HTC's Vive VR headset made me a believer in virtual reality

For 20 minutes, I existed in an immersive world unlike the one I live and breathe in every day.

How fuel cell technology hopes to revolutionize mobile battery charging

The technology is still in its early stages, but two companies were showing fuel cell batteries at this year's Mobile World Congress.

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Sony's Project Morpheus VR headset updated with bigger, faster screen

With the release set for 2016, the prototype has a 5.7-inch OLED display and supports 120 frames-per-second output

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Uber buys deCarta to improve mapping and arrival estimates

Uber is acquiring deCarta to improve the mapping technology in its app

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Lenovo's pocket projector pairs with phones for anytime, anywhere big-screen videos

The resolution is shy of High Definition, but it's hard to beat the convenience factor with its compact size.

Watch HTC's gadget-packed Mobile World Conference event in under 3 minutes

HTC unveiled a trio of cool products at Mobile World Congress: The One M9 phone, a Grip fitness tracker, and the Vive VR headset. We condensed the hour-long event down to under three crucial minutes

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Pebble Time gets its Steel variant, with a bigger battery to match

If you didn't like the look of Pebble's new smartwatch, a stainless steel version will set you back just $70 more.

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Tinder's paid version charges older people more

Tinder Premium will also remove yet-to-launch ads. But the service will also charge more for, well, more mature users.

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Google relaxes mandatory encryption requirement for Android Lollipop devices

It appears Google relaxed the requirement that hardware makers include the more stringent security.

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Android Wear crosses the one million downloads threshold

Google's smartwatch platform is starting to chug along, with plenty of new devices hitting the scene.

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Withings Activité and Activité Pop fitness trackers now play nicely with Android

The fitness tracker and watch hybrids can also sync up your health data with Google Fit.

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Hands on: The Huawei Watch is the best-looking Android Wear watch I've seen

It's not packed with innovative features, but, wow, this smartwatch looks great.