phones
MWC 2015: All the Phones, Smartwatches, Tablets and Tech You Need to Know About

The worlds foremost makers of phones, tablets and smartphones have descended on Barcelona once more for one of the biggest events in the tech calendar: Mobile World Congress. Read More >>

gadgets
The Gadgets You Should Consider Splurging On

We're halfway through the year, and with many of the major players having shown off their flagship smartphones and tablets, it's high-time we gave you an updated look at the gadgets you should buy in 2014. From the LG G3 to the Xperia Z2 tablet, here's what you should be saving those pennies for. Read More >>

htc
HTC’s Peter Chou in Bizarre Hunt for Hot Spanish Motorbike Dude

HTC's CEO Peter Chou has a funny story for you. He got stuck in traffic during Mobile World Congress, on his way to an important meeting. A passing motorcyclist rescued him from his taxi hell and whisked him to his destination. Peter wants to hook up with this man again and shower him with free stuff. Read More >>

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gaming
Will it? Won’t it? Nvidia Sends Out Mixed Messages Over Shield UK Release

The Nvidia Shield has been doing the rounds for a few months in the US, a well-received PC/Android gaming handheld, equipped with a clamshell touchscreen and full-size gamepad controls. Still awaiting a UK release, it seems Nvidia is still uncertain when it comes to getting the handheld into the paws of Blighty's gamers. Read More >>

smartwatches
Motorola Smartwatch Coming This Year, and it Won’t be Ugly Like the Rest

Motorola's come out with a rather ballsy claim about its future smartwatch, claiming the current examples of the format are "extremely ugly" and that it's working on building one that's more of of a "style item" than the clunkers built by Samsung, Sony and the rest. Read More >>

phones
Poor Taste LG Promo Says Mobiles Cause Brain Tumours, Infertility and Cataracts

LG has blamed "cultural differences" for the lack of riotous laughter regarding its promotional stickers for the Knock Code system, claiming the light-hearted references to phone radiation causing brain tumours were just a... joke. Oh, we get it now! Ha ha! Cancer! Read More >>

fitmodo
Sony’s SmartBand Fitness Tracker on Sale March, With Camera-Equipped Core Concept Also Unveiled

Sony's busily preparing its SWR10 Smartband for a March launch after its CES debut last month, revealing it will cost 99 Euros for a Smartband and motion-tracking Core, with trio-packs of the Smartband available for under 20 Euros in whichever colour you'd like. But, you may want to hold off buying one if a camera-equipped Core concept is anything to go by. Read More >>

samsung
How Does the Galaxy S5 Stack Up to the Competition?

After months of speculation, blurry photos and shoddy renders, Samsung's finally unpacked its new flagship, the Galaxy S5. Fingerprint sensors and heartbeat sensors galore are packed into the poor thing, but the real question is, does it have the specs to keep up with the Joneses? Read More >>

apps
Was Chart Position Fixing the Real Reason Behind Flappy Bird Disappearing?

Though Flappy Bird had already been available for some months, it experienced an unprecedented boom in user numbers from the start of 2014 onwards. It reportedly made developer Dong Nguyen a small fortune, making it all the more incredible that he abruptly pulled the app from stores. According to WildTangent's Sean Vanderdasson (Senior Vice President, Games Service), something fishy was going on. Read More >>

blackberry
At Least BlackBerry Has Enough Sense Not to be Looking at Wearable Tech

There's one hardware company out there that's not thinking about cobbling together a crappy smartwatch -- BlackBerry. Current CEO John Chen issued a pretty firm "no" when asked of any movement in the wearables market, saying there are currently no plans to created any sort of black leather BB business watch. [Engadget] Read More >>

samsung
Octa-Core Exynos Samsung Galaxy S5 Will Appear in Some Regions

Samsung's Galaxy S5 was announced as running on Qualcomm's quad-core next-gen Snapdragon 801 chipset, but there will be an alternative configuration. An S5 model running on the company's own Exynos eight-core processor was outed in a Samsung-made infographic, although it's since been quietly edited away. [Samsung Tomorrow via AC] Read More >>

blackberry
“Classic” QWERTY BlackBerry Q20 and Z3 Remind Us BB’s Still Going

Despite its many financial struggles, BlackBerry has managed to join in with the fun at Mobile World Congress this week, revealing two now models -- the QWERTY Q20 for old-school fans and the new all-touch Z3 for emerging markets. Read More >>

security
Visa is Exploring Biometric Payment Systems

Apple's iPhone 5S has a fingerprint scanner, and now Samsung's revealed a print-reading Galaxy S5. Each allows for payments to be verified using a swipe of your digits. Is this the possible future of all transactions? Perhaps, and Visa is now exploring the area too to ensure it will be ready for the possible sea-change. Read More >>

smartwatches
HTC’s “Stylish” Smartwatch Will be Ready by the End of 2014

You'd think struggling smartphone maker HTC would have better things to blow its R&D money on than another smartwatch no one's going to be the slightest bit interested in, but no. It's pushing on with its plans and should have one or more wearables ready by Christmas. Read More >>

privacy
The Privacy-Pimping Blackphone is Here to Lock Up Your Data

Paranoid? Privacy conscious? Somewhere in between? Well there's now an unlocked (forked) Android phone for you. Blackphone is on the scene and it looks as discrete as it keeps all your juicy info. Read More >>