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How do you turn a video game hero into a human being mere mortals can identify with? CNET News Editor-in-Chief Connie Guglielmo explores this and more with Academy Award-winning actor Alicia Vikander.

Alicia Vikander leaps into first 'Tomb Raider' movie trailer - https://www.cnet.com/news/lara-croft-raids-the-big-screen-in-first-tomb-raider-trailer-alicia-vikander/

New 'Tomb Raider' trailer, unearthed shot by shot - https://www.cnet.com/pictures/new-tomb-raider-trailer-lara-croft-screenshots-dissected/

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Google has a new way to pay with your phone, called Google Pay. It replaces Android Pay and Google Wallet.

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CNET's David Carnoy offers up tips on what you need to know when buying headphones.

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Plus, new iPads are expected in March, and Apple tops Fast Company's list of Most Innovative Companies for 2018.

Apple readying new AirPods with 'Hey, Siri' for 2018 (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 120): https://www.cnet.com/news/apples-readying-new-airpods-with-hey-siri-for-2018-apple-byte-extra-crunchy-podcast-ep-120/

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In the fifth episode of Quick Question, Jeff Bakalar talks about bringing back Mutant League Hockey, cheating on his barber, and falling victim to tech fads.

Last week's episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YE_Ko1wgweE

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A report says Apple is coming out with new AirPods this year with tougher water resistance. It may also change how Siri is summoned. Read the CNET article: http://cnet.co/2EKKZzf& ;#13;

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HERE'S THE WORKING HOMEPOD GIVEAWAY LINK!
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Apple employees are walking into the glass walls of the 'spaceship'. Can you really use mayo to remove HomePod "white rings"? Plus, AirPlay 2 disappears from the latest beta.

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Good morning from CNET NY Studios while we record the daily news-bite podcast: The 3:59. Usually, we would hangout and cover a brief selection of today's tech headlines. However, to celebrate our 359th episode, we are going long-form, baby! Jump in and out with us through the day while we invite a bunch of special guests including Scott Stein, Dan Ackerman, Bridget Carey and many more.

Plus Marc Lesser of Mouse.org - a non-profit organization focused on empowering students to use technology as a force for good will be joining us to teach us all how to support future generations of tech whizzes.

We look forward to having you along, and taking all of your comments and questions through the day, and thanks for sticking with us for as long as you have... we appreciate it!

Schedule:
11 a.m. ET: Regular show with the daily tech headlines and a Q&A.
11:30: Visit from Marc Lesser from Mouse to discuss STEM education.
12 p.m.: Segment on future tech, discussing AR/VR, wearables, AI, and toys and games.
1: Segment on gadgets, discussing phones and Mobile World Congress, laptops, and media streaming devices.
2: Segment on the downsides of tech, discussing privacy and security, concerns about Facebook and Google, self-driving cars and automation.
2:30: Wrap up.

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The AmpliFi Teleport Kit lets you connect to your home internet from anywhere in the world, but a mediocre router curbs its appeal.

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The ambitious inaugural season of Blizzard's popular first-person shooter is about to start its second stage, but is the League doing what it takes to turn casual gamers into esports fanatics? Here's our first report card.

Overwatch League makes the grade - https://www.cnet.com/news/overwatch-league-makes-the-grade/

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Samsung's Galaxy S9 will be announced on Feb. 25, but we pretty much know everything about it already. Plus Google Pay comes to Android, and say goodbye to Swype. Watch more from Googlicious here - https://www.cnet.com/googlicious/

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We wear the Mercury Intelligent Heated Jacket and talk with one of its creators to understand how it works.

Yes, there's an Alexa-connected heated jacket - https://www.cnet.com/news/alexa-connected-thermostat-heated-smart-jacket-ministry-of-supply/

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What's in store for Samsung's next flagship phone? CNET's Jessica Dolcourt dives into the rumored camera features and processor, and how the phone may differ from the S8 and Note 8. Read the CNET News article here - http://cnet.co/2sHwZRh

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Apple updated iOS, MacOS, WatchOS and TVOS, taking care of a flaw that would crash all kinds of apps. Read the CNET article: http://cnet.co/2Cyz4OY

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