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 >>

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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 >>

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MWC 2019: The Five Biggest Takeaways from the Most Important MWC in Recent History

Even though Samsung pre-empted the next generation of new phones when it launched the Galaxy S10 just days before it officially kicked off, this year’s Mobile World Congress still felt special compared to previous shows. There was a frantic energy in the run-up to the show propelled by rumours of groundbreaking new tech and, once it was over, it felt like we had entered into a new era, both for devices and wireless communication. And even for the world’s biggest trade show for everything mobile, a lot happened in just a week. So here’s a quick summary of the five most important takeaways from MWC 2019. Read More >>

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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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Huawei Now Just Trolling US by Dredging Up Edward Snowden

“Prism, prism on the wall, who’s the most trustworthy of them all?” said Huawei’s rotating chairman Guo Ping on stage on Tuesday at Mobile World Congress 2019. But Guo wasn’t talking about Snow White. He was poking fun at the massive surveillance programs maintained by the United States. Read More >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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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 >>

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MWC 2019: Phone Cases Give us Another Look at the Huawei P30, P30 Pro, and P30 Lite

Remember a while back when we saw renders of the Huawei P30 on a case website? Then when some horrendous renders 'leaked' and showed off something completely different? Well it looks like the first one was right, and we know this because a different case maker had some actual cases on show at MWC. Cases that show off the camera design for the P30, P30 Pro, and the P30 Lite. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: The Nubia Alpha Means There are Now Flexible Watches That are Also Phones

A couple of weeks ago we heard some news from Nubia, one of ZTE's sub-brands, with news that it was bringing a wearable, flexible phone to MWC. Basically it was a phone-type thing you wear as a watch, and I don't think there's a word for that yet. Whatever you want to call it, it's just been announced and it's called the Nubia Alpha. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: Now You Can Boss Google Assistant Around in the Messages App and More Languages

Most people associate voice assistants with smart speakers, but Google is looking to expand Google Assistant’s mobile offerings. At Mobile World Congress, Google announced it’s adding Assistant into the Messages app in Android, and adding more supported languages. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: AI Told Me Off for Not Brushing My Teeth Properly

According to Oral-B there's a very good chance you're not brushing your teeth properly. Either you're missing bits, or you're being way too forceful with keeping your chompers clean - which makes sense considering we've all been conditioned to apply plenty of elbow grease when we clean other things. So now there are toothbrushes, apps, and artificial intelligences designed to help you improve, and Oral B has both coming later this year. Read More >>

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MWC 2019: With its Flexy Phone Concepts, Alcatel is Playing the Long Game

In just the last week, we’ve seen two incredibly impressive bendy phones in the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X. But they won’t be the last, as evidenced by TCL’s – or Alcatel as the company is known in the UK – own bendy phone concepts shown off at MWC. Read More >>