phones
The Race to Foldable Phone Perfection Is On, and It’s Going to Be a Blast

Less than two weeks ago, the idea of a high-quality bendable phone seemed like a farce. After all, the first foldable handset—the Royole FlexPai—was ambitious, but also a piece of junk. It was clunky, hard to open, and looked like something that needed months, if not years, of refinement. Read More >>

transport
The Seat Minimó is Another Hyperconnected Vehicle With Built-in 5G Technology

Mobile World Congress 2019 made the perfect place to unveil the Seat Minimó. Like most modern cities, Barcelona has too many cars, bikes and scooters, but when the event is on the city is even more gridlocked than normal. It’s a hellish vortex of stationary traffic that centres on Fira, the venue where the tech action happens. Add on industrial action so public transport is patchy at best and Uber drivers being hounded out of town by irate taxi drivers and getting around is a time-consuming and tension-filled experience. Read More >>

huawei
MWC 2019: The Huawei Mate X Is Even More Exciting Than You Think It Is

By now, anyone even remotely interested in tech has probably heard about the Mate X – Huawei’s fantastically expensive bendable phone that despite launching second, somehow managed to steal the spotlight from Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Read More >>

security
MWC 2019: Startup Wants to Replace Passwords With Pins on Pictures

There are a lot of problems with passwords, and that's why the tech industry has been doing their best to try and eliminate the things forever. Not only can they be hard to remember, they're not really all that secure. Certainly not if you just use the same password for everything. One startup has an interesting idea, though. What if your password was bits of a picture? Read More >>

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There’s a Hidden Fourth Camera on the Huawei Mate X

For all the reputation problems Huawei has, it really doesn't help itself sometimes. Read More >>

smartphones
MWC 2019: Energizer’s Extra Juicy Phone Is Super Thick

Every year, the battery life of phones gets just a little bit longer, but somehow there’s always a handful of people who still want more. So as is if to end battery life anxiety once and for all, this simply massive Energizer phone popped up at MWC to really prove that a phone really can have too much juice. Read More >>

htc
MWC 2019: HTC’s Hotspot is Actually Cool

It’s much more than a simple hotspot, but too bulky to be a smartphone and too small to be a tablet. But none of that really matters because with its new 5G Hub, HTC did the impossible and made hotspot that’s worth caring about. Read More >>

cars
MWC 2019: BMW Gets Touchy-Feely With its Latest In-Car Innovations

MWC isn’t just about smartphones, it’s got cars too. Just like CES, Barcelona’s biggest tech event now attracts automotive manufacturers who want to show off their latest innovations. This year, BMW had a slick and stylish booth that featured its latest whizz; Natural Interaction. It’s a neat variation on the theme that was showcased at CES earlier in the year, but with new and improved touchy feely bits added for good measure. Read More >>

5g
MWC 2019: Sony Made a 5G Phone Just to Prove It Can

Sony would like you to know that it can totally do all the same tricks as its competitors, it just doesn't want to right now. Read More >>

5g
MWC 2019: Forget 5G Phones – All You Need is a 5G Mod, Says Motorola

When they're not teasing us with foldable phones that cost more than some used cars, phone companies have been spending their time at MWC showing off 5G variants of their phones. Samsung, Huawei, LG, Xiaomi, and others have been at it. Even if they didn't have a phone to announce, they've been promising that they're on the way. But Motorola is thinking differently. It's just developed a 5G mod you can attach to the back of the Moto Z3. Read More >>

huawei
MWC 2019: The Mate 20 X Will Be Huawei’s First 5G Phone

Remember Huawei's supermassive gaming phone, the Mate 20 X? It's just – somewhat surprisingly – received the honour of being Huawei's first ever 5G phone, as announced at MWC. Read More >>

smartwatches
MWC 2019: The Nubia Alpha is a Bit Wonky, But it’s Still an Interesting Take on the Smartwatch

I've always been of the opinion that smartwatches are pretty pointless devices. It'as like someone decided to make a smartphone for someone's wrist, but in a way that's way more inconvenient and less functional than the mini computers they  were initially designed as companions to. Recently companies have been trying to make them independent devices in their own right, and the Nubia Alpha is a next stage of trying to make that happen. It's a smartwatch that's being marketed as a wrist-born smartphone, and while it's a little bit wonky in practice, it's still an interesting idea. Read More >>

huawei
Is This Really the Huawei P30 Pro?

The Huawei P30, the successor to the popular camera-focused P20, is due to be released in Paris on the 26th of March. There was originally some speculation that it'd be released at Mobile World Congress, which is happening now, but it seems Huawei wanted its own dedicated event. Read More >>

samsung
MWC 2019: Samsung’s Doing Everything It Can to Make the Galaxy Fold’s Crease Invisible

Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Fold flexible smartphone-slash-tablet isn’t without tradeoffs. For one, it might be way thicker when folded than virtually any other modern smartphone – potentially as thick as a Nintendo Switch – while the way it folds is pretty awkward. And like its competitor the Huawei Mate X, it has a big old crease running right through the middle of its foldable display. Read More >>