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NEW YORK -- This week's tech headlines are front-loaded with cool new smartphones and an all-encompassing app from Disney that offers smartphone, tablet and home access to its movie library.

The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the biggest gathering of the wireless industry, and this week, many new phones were introduced. Two highlights: Samsung's Galaxy S5, the successor to the S4, was unveiled, featuring a slightly larger screen, a water-resistant body (you can drop some water on it, but no, you can't dunk it in the bath) and fingerprint technology like the Apple iPhone 5s. Samsung promises an arrangement, when the phone ships in April, to pay for e-commerce goods with PayPal just by pressing your finger.

Sony's new xPeria Z2, also set for release later this year, is also water resistant, but what makes it notable is the video camera. Sony is promising the first smartphone with ultra-high-definition 4K resolution — that's video with four times the resolution of the iPhone or Galaxy.

-- Netflix announced a step to get its resolution in check, via an arrangement with cable giant Comcast. Many consumers have complained that high-interest shows like House of Cards stopped suddenly, Netflix took steps to fix it, by paying Comcast to free up signal space. It's the first of what's expected to be many deals like this, and for consumers, it's good news/bad news. You'll get a better image, but you'll clearly be paying higher rates for this.

-- The Loop fob is a new device that connects to your phone and lets you pay for goods once you've married it to your credit cards, without having to pull out your cards. Ed Baig spent some time with the device, but he's not sold. "Loop's got to get simpler. And work in more places."

-- Have you ever dashed out something to social media, only to regret your words later? The same thing happened in a big way to entertainer CeeLo Green, who told us he's cut way back on his Facebook and Twitter duties, fighting back "the urge of saying something absurd."

-- Finally, the top app downloads of the week are Facebook on Android — like who doesn't have Facebook already? -- and on Apple, the Flappy Bird phenomenon continues, this week with Bird clone Flappy Wings. Meanwhile, we predict that the next no. 1 app on iTunes will come from Disney.

The new Disney Movies Anywhere app, introduced this week, is aimed at making it easier to watch digital movies. It's a one-stop shop to watch digital Disney movies you've purchased from home on your smartphone or tablet, anywhere you are. The app is free — although the movies aren't, and only available on Apple devices so far — Disney hopes to be on Android later this year.

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