Behind-the-Scenes at TED2014: A photo gallery of days 2 and 3

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A bird's-eye view of the lobby at the Vancouver Convention Centre, complete with spinning globe and "The Next Chapter" stairway. Photo: Bret Hartman A bird’s-eye view of the Vancouver Convention Centre, complete with spinning globe and “The Next Chapter” stairway. Photo: Bret Hartman

The second and third days of TED2014 have been tremendous—a mind-bending exercise in crackling new ideas and rethinking old ones. Here, a visual spin through the conference so far.

TED Fellow Uldus Bakhtiozina shares her beautiful, surreal photography. Photo: Ryan Lash TED Fellow Uldus Bakhtiozina shares her beautiful, surreal photography. Photo: Ryan Lash

Chris Hadfield, whose talk was posted on TED.com today, signs books in the TED Bookstore. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Chris Hadfield, whose TED Talk was posted today, signs books. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, she danced for the first time since thanks to an ultra high-tech prosthetic created by Hugh Herr's lab at MIT. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing. Today, she danced for the first time since, thanks to a high-tech prosthetic created by Hugh Herr’s lab at MIT. Photo: James Duncan Davidson

Edward Snowden walks through TED2014, interacting with attendees. Photo: Bret Hartman Edward Snowden walks through TED2014, interacting with attendees. Photo: Bret Hartman

TED's own Tom Reilly is gifted with a puppet of himself during the TED Fellows sessions. Last summer, he presented a similar puppet to Fellow Asha de Vos. Photo: Ryan Lash TED’s own Tom Reilly is presented with a puppet of himself during the TED Fellows sessions. Photo: Ryan Lash

Citi for Cities is helping major metropolises solve problems. At their kiosk at TED, attendees created digital art by riding a stationary Citi Bike. The harder they pedaled, the more the color and pattern changed. Photo: James Duncan Davidson Citi for Cities is helping metropolises solve problems…

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AT&T, U.S. Cellular set 16 GB Galaxy S5 pre-order price at $199.99

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AT&T(s t) and U.S. Cellular(s usm) are the first U.S. carriers to announce pre-orders for Samsung’s Galaxy S5 smartphone. Pre-orders will begin on Friday, March 21 and the 16GB phone is priced at $199.99 with a two-year contract. The phone will start shipping in April, and U.S. Cellular has announced it will be available in stores starting April 11.

The carriers will be offering pre-orders for the Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit wearables as well. AT&T has set pricing for the Gear 2 at $299, while the Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit cost $199, right in line with earlier prices Samsung announced in Taiwan on Thursday. U.S. Cellular hasn’t announced pricing, but I’d expect it to be the same. In fact, I’d expect pricing and availability dates for all of Samsung’s new devices to be similar across the board as more carriers make announcements.

Samsung Group_Gear 2, Gear 2 Neo

Though a…

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