It’s been a busy week in the world of technology with some really important events taking place in the last few days. So it’s time to get a major cup of coffee and dive into the news.

The Mobile World Congress officially kicks off tomorrow but that hasn’t stopped the wide public from seeing upcoming devices beforehand. Thanks to numerous leaks and gaffes we have a pretty good understanding of what upcoming handsets look and feel like.

Starting with Samsung, which has teased the life out of its upcoming flagship, we have learned what the new-fangled Galaxy S6 and its Edge variant look like, thanks mainly to some prematurely published ads. Of course that only gave us a taste, but the public wanted to see more so a leaker stepped up and published numerous photos of the device for all to see.

With both the insides and the outsides of the device being laid bare in front of the public, there’s not much left for Samsung to unveil later on today, but we’ll be keeping a close eye on the company regardless.

Moving on to a different Android manufacturer, HTC has found itself in a similar position to Samsung, when a German retailer prematurely published some info and photos of the brand new HTC One M9. The flagship device, which has been leaked before, is also expected to launch today in a plethora of gold, silver and brushed metal color combinations.

Interestingly enough, after this leak, an ex-product manager from HTC stepped up and confirmed that everything we’ve seen is indeed official. At this rate, companies might simply be better off leaving it all to the leakers instead of scheduling expensive events.

Going from upcoming phones to existing devices, this week, we took a closer look at the YotaPhone 2 and found it truly intriguing. Featuring two screens and running on powerful internals, we declared the newest YotaPhone to be one of the most interesting devices on the market today.

And Microsoft’s rosy vision of the future was once again highlighted this week via the company’s “Future Vision” video that got everyone excited. Not only that but the Windows maker, also highlighted its ethos when it launched a new Collective Project to empower students to make their communities better, and when it partnered up with the State Department to equip a museum with its tech.

But of course, Microsoft isn’t only looking towards the future, it’s also keeping a watchful eye on the past. And this week the company finally started allowing users to download images of the Windows 7 install media – a very tardy decision that was, nonetheless, cheered by its users.

And speaking of Windows, many were hoping we’d be able to install a new Windows 10 build this week, but unfortunately that hasn’t happened yet. Of course, we actually got to see two new builds as versions 10014 and 10022 leaked, and images from these builds were posted online.

We also found out a bit more about the upcoming search functionality in Windows 10, and how that will change going forward. We also learned that the new OS will support USB 3.1 type C at launch and that the Spartan browser was designed to be a break from the past.

Of course everybody is excited about Spartan, especially as the new browser will also be present on Windows 10 for phones and small tablets, which, despite having only 60,000 testers, is starting to show up in the stats.

But Windows 10 for phones is only for enthusiasts right now. Meanwhile regular users are waiting for the Denim update to land on their devices. Luckily the roll-out pace seems to have finally sped up and the firmware showed up on numerous devices this week, including the Lumia 920 and 925 in the EU and the 1520, 930 and 925 in the US depending on which carrier you’re on.

Meanwhile we’re also seeing new Windows Phone devices starting to show up with Xolo and Kazam launching three new phones between them. All of these are aimed at developing markets as Microsoft aims for scale.

Speaking of phones, the future might be very rosy in terms of internet access and speed as researchers have managed to reach a phenomenal 1 Tbps data speed, while researching 5G technologies. Though the standard won’t come to market for at least another couple of years, its potential is truly impressive.

And speaking of potential, virtual and augmented realities have been on everyone’s mind recently, ever since Microsoft allowed journalists to try out a prototype HoloLens device. Though the Windows maker isn’t the only company interested in this field, as Valve promises to show us its own efforts on VR, next week at GDC..

But enough news for now, this is the weekend so it’s finally time to relax. If some music is what you're looking for, we might have something great for you in the form of Dopamine, a modern music player developed by one of our users. We gave it a try and came out impressed.

Unfortunately, PC gamers will once again have to wait for the release of GTA V as the game got delayed again – there’s a familiar phrase.

Or if all that gaming gets you hungry, you might want to try an Xbox burger – of course you’ll need to be in Hong Kong to get it.

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