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The Samsung S9 is rumored to be largely similar to last year’s S8, pictured here. (Samsung Photo)

Sony and Samsung both hinted at — or had leaks about — upcoming smartphone releases this week. What are they up to? We have some ideas, but we won’t know for sure until the Mobile World Congress gets going this weekend. It’s the biggest place in the world for smartphone news.

Also on this week’s show, Geared Up co-host Todd Bishop says a fond farewell to Swype, the keyboard that pioneered swipe-to-type technology, and co-host Andru Edwards gives us his thoughts on the Apple HomePod after his initial usage of the high-end speaker. In a bizarre twist, we also have news about Dyson — the vacuum cleaner company wants to get into electric vehicles.

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