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Camera shootout pits Google’s Pixel against the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S7 edge

Although the iPhone 7 wasn’t as excited a departure as many smartphone junkies had hoped it might be, reviews proved it was still one of the best …

Nintendo’s NES Classic Edition is a lovely piece of self-contained 80s nostalgia

Nintendo’s got a gift for repurposing. In the 30+ years since it was first released, the NES and its beloved range of intellectual properties have been repackaged in just about every way imaginable – and heck, even that system’s most beloved protagonist was on-loan from a platformer about a giant …

Retrogaming

Cuff: Bringing style to wearable tech

When you think wearable computing gadgets, it's safe to say the words "chic" and "fashionable" probably don't come to mind. But a startup called Cuff …

AirWatch security app gets EyeVerify's eye-scanning powers

The business-centric security software will be able to deploy EyeVerify's eye-vein tracking tech.<p>Eye-scanning firm EyeVerify is adding its eye-vein technology to AirWatch's Secure Content Locker -- a business-centric app that keeps your work documents secure from prying eyes.<p>Unveiling its latest …

Information Systems

Eye Tribe shows off working eye-tracking on a mobile phone

Earlier demos were done on Android tablets, but the software company showed off a proof of concept using a modified Samsung Galaxy Note II to demo its eye-tracking software at Showstoppers.<p>BARCELONA, Spain--Having recently announced an Android SDK for its Eye Tribe Tracker, the company also showed …

Mobile

Huawei TalkBand B1 combines a fitness tracker with a Bluetooth headset (hands-on pictures)

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Phones

Yezz Andy A5QP Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

BARCELONA, Spain -- Making its first appearance at Mobile World Congress at Showstoppers is Yezz's first eight-core Android smartphone. The Miami-based company has been traditionally strong in the Latin America market, and the Andy A5QP, alongside the LTE-capable A5VP, will soon be making its way …

Mobile Technology

Emporia Smart Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

BARCELONA, Spain -- Senior phone manufacturer Emporia unveiled its first smartphone during MWC 2014 today, which it aptly calls the Emporia Smart. Featuring basic specs and a comfortable design, the Smart will launch in Europe towards the end of the year for about $275 (€200).<p><b>Design</b> Sporting …

Gear & Gadgets

Smartwatches, cases, games, and more teased ahead of Mobile World Congress (pictures)

Tech teasers<p>LostNfound<p>Mad Catz CTRL<p>McAfee app<p>Artificial Solutions<p>Toca Boca games<p>Backbeat Fit headphones<p>Battery boost<p>Emporia Smart<p>SpareOne phone<p>Zippers Tab lineup<p>Otterbox cases<p>BeeWi Color Light<p>BlueAnt Pump headphones<p>Yezz smartphones<p>Yezz A5QP<p>Yezz Andy A4M<p>EyeVerify<p>Mio Link sports band<p>AppMachine<p>Reticare<p>…

Smartwatches

An ultra tiny sensor could help doctors clean out your arteries

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States, and according to the CDC, clogged arteries from coronary heart disease kill more than 385,000 people annually. Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a tiny device they hope will …

This Ingenious Touchscreen UI Should Be in Every Car

There may be no greater design crime today than putting a touchscreen in an automobile. It's audaciously stupid. The simple fact is that screens …

Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit is a 'wearable' smartphone with a bundle of accessories

In the era of phablets, it's rather odd to see a company launching a 2.8-inch device, let alone calling it a "wearable" smartphone. Meet the Alcatel OneTouch Pop Fit, a little QVGA 3G phone that costs from just €89 or about $120 unsubsidized, but it comes bundled with a bunch of accessories. These …

LG's L Series III budget smartphones (hands-on)

We just caught our first glimpse of LG's L Series III mid- to low-range smartphones, and though they weren't the stars of LG's MWC 2014 event (that would be LG's G Pro 2), at least it's trying to do something different with them. First off, all three devices (the 3.5-inch L40, 4.5-inch L70 and …

ZTE's Open C is a 4-inch Firefox OS 1.3 device (hands-on)

We knew the Open C was coming before the start of Mobile World Congress because, well, ZTE spilled the beans on it early. And here at Mozilla's press event, we're finally getting a first look at the diminutive 4-inch device and the 1.3 build of Firefox OS it runs. But before you judge its modest …

The 'first electronic person' was a box on wheels

<i>Welcome to Time Machines, where we offer up a selection of mechanical oddities, milestone gadgets and unique inventions to test out your tech-history skills.</i><p>Some <i>humans</i> have enough trouble navigating an apartment without stubbing their toes, and that's with a robust onboard computer, finely tuned …

WhatsApp Rival Telegram Sees 5M Downloads in a Day

<b>Update, February 24:</b> Ok, folks, it looks like things are gathering serious momentum. Telegram says it saw 5 million downloads on Sunday, and it is top of the App Store in nearly 50 countries worldwide.<p>It seems that the recent WhatsApp outage, combined with security issues and Facebook’s impending …

Facebook starts testing Highlights, a feed that shows only important life events

For some people, Facebook's latest iOS update doesn't only come with bug fixes in tow, it also replaces Requests with the experimental People section. According to <i>TechCrunch</i>, three tabs reside within the People section, including Highlights, which displays your friends' birthdays and important life …

The Google Smartwatch Is Real, And It’s Coming Soon (But Maybe Not Too Soon)

Google’s long-rumored smartwatch is real, and still “officially” expected to begin shipping in mid to late March. However, many members of the smartwatch team inside Google believe that date will either be pushed back to June, or the watch will end up shipping incomplete with a smaller feature set …

'Talking Angela' Hoax Propels Game to No. 3 in App Store

<i>Talking Angela</i> is the latest game to make it to the top of the charts in the App Store thanks to an outpouring of social media attention.<p>But unlike</i> …

LG G Flex coming to Canada this spring, exclusively through Rogers

On the heels of LG’s G Flex smartphone launch into 20 European countries this month, Canadians will be getting their crack at this curvy device this spring. Rogers’ customers will be the only ones enjoying it for now, as a Rogers has snagged the exclusive rights to it for the Canadian market.<p>The LG …

Mobile Technology

Testing out Loop’s programmable credit card

Advertisement<p>12 Comments<p>Boston payments startup Loop on Wednesday has released its interesting take on the digital wallet to consumers, selling a …

How To Sell Your Company To Google In A Year

Password replacement firm Slicklogin just pulled off the slickest deal of all.<p>Israeli startup Slicklogin thinks passwords are insecure, messy, and time-consuming–and that two-step authentication via SMS text message is too awkward. The answer to the world’s password woes, according to Slicklogin: …

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Gear & Gadgets

Hands-on with the LG G Pro 2 (video)

Knock, knock. Excuse us, we're just unlocking LG's new G Pro 2 with some light taps from our fist. Yes, the Korean company's showing off its 5.9-inch flagship here at Mobile World Congress and its once again gunning for rival Galaxy Note 3's place in the spotlight. Aside from sporting a <i>de rigeur</i> …

LG G Pro 2 review: Stunning screen and speed without much style - CNET

MSRP: $899.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>LG G Pro 2</b> packs a beautiful and large HD screen, loads of camera features, and fast performance.<p><b>The Bad</b> The Pro 2's big size can be unwieldy and its sharp edges are uncomfortable to hold. The phone's tap-to-unlock feature (Knock Code) is useful but isn't responsive</b> …

Gear & Gadgets

Facebook Messenger coming to Windows Phone in the next few weeks

Microsoft VP Joe Belfiore made an announcement that will come as a solid addition to the Windows Phone app ecosystem: Facebook Messenger will be making its way to the platform sometime in the next few weeks. No specific date was given, since it's still in the works, but we're told that it's …

Alcatel shows off new Firefox OS devices, including its first with LTE

It's been a year since we first got a glimpse of Firefox OS at MWC 2013, and unsurprisingly we're already seeing some more models show up once again in Barcelona. This time around, Alcatel is making a strong statement to Mozilla about its commitment level; the company's showing off a grand total of …

Huawei launches pocket-friendly MediaPad X1 and M1 Android tablets at MWC 2014

Huawei has announced two new Android tablets – the MediaPad X1 and MediaPad M1 – at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona today.<p>The MediaPad X1, which was heavily rumored ahead of the event, has a 7-inch, 1080p HD display (323PPI) and a 1.6GHz quad-core processor.<p>Internal storage is pegged at …

We Heart Nokia, But “We’re Less Excited About” A Nokia Android Handset, Says Microsoft

Microsoft is in the advanced stages of closing its acquisition of Nokia’s handset business, but in the meantime Nokia is reportedly working on Android devices. How does Microsoft feel about that? “They’ll do some things we’re excited about, and some things we’re less excited about,” said senior …

Samsung Announces The Galaxy Gear 2 Smart Watch With Better Battery And Tizen OS, Coming In April

Samsung has announced the availability of the Galaxy Gear 2 smart watch, a Tizen OS-powered wearable that will get up to three days of battery life and is promised to allow for a improved applications. There will be two models – the Galaxy Gear 2 with camera and the Gear 2 Neo without – and they …