Engadget Podcast 386 - 2.28.14

With most of the regular crew away, Terrence decides to call in some heavy-duty reinforcements. Richard joins us with critical insights into HD and the Netflix bottleneck debacle. Meanwhile, Brad is perfect for a providing a rundown of the best from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including first-hand insight into Samsung's newest devices. There's plenty to learn by tuning in this week, so head to the streaming links for the full episode of the Engadget Podcast.

Hosts: Terrence O'Brien, Richard Lawler, Brad Molen

Producer: Jon Turi

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02:37 - MWC 2014
03:29 - Hands-on with Nokia's X family of Android smartphones
11:53 - Samsung Galaxy S5 preview: simpler in some ways, more 'glam' in others
23:46 - Meet Samsung's new smartwatch family: the Gear 2, Neo and Fit
38:50 - No, Netflix's deal with Comcast won't destroy the internet
40:01 - Netflix's internet provider claims companies causing streaming bottlenecks
46:23 - Netflix deal with Comcast sends its traffic -- and money -- directly to the ISP instead of middlemen
52:02 - Federal Reserve has no authority to regulate Bitcoin, according to Chairwoman
54:39 - US Senator asks for a Bitcoin ban, but don't hold your breath
54:52 - Popular Bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox files for bankruptcy protection

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