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Google just showed me the future of indoor navigation

When I visit museums I usually use a mapping app to get there, and then I’m immediately lost once I’m inside. That changed tonight, thanks to Google. At Mobile World Congress, Google and Lenovo are demonstrating a useful feature of Project Tango: indoor navigation. Google has been experimenting …

Self-Driving Flying Car to Take Off in Two Years

The Terrafugia will automatically avoid other aircraft, bad weather, and restricted airspace.

Flying Car

Netflix is going all in on HDR and more original content

After revealing an ambitious plan for global expansion earlier this year, Netflix is now looking to focus on what's arguably the most important part of its business: content. In a recent meeting at Mobile World Congress 2016, the video giant shared more details about what subscribers should expect …

Samsung Opens Flagship NYC Store, Calls it 'Immersive Cultural Center'

Samsung yesterday announced the opening of its new flagship store in New York City, describing it as "the flagship of the future", but in a curious twist, one which does not actively sell Samsung products.<p>Named simply "837" after its address in the popular Meatpacking district, the "living lab and …

Living Rooms

Eero bathes your home in super-charged Wi-Fi

If you have cable, then it’s a good bet your Wi-Fi comes courtesy of the cable producer’s incredibly average modem. Most of them are one or two …

Oppo's new tech can fully charge your phone in 15 minutes

At Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Oppo showed how far it’s come in mobile battery tech. The company demoed a prototype device with 2,500mAh power that charged fully in just 15 minutes.<p>That’s crazy fast by any standard. On stage, the device equipped with Oppo’s new SuperVOOC technology …

Samsung's Galaxy S7 is making this iPhone fan jealous

It’s been a while since I paid any serious attention to Samsung devices, but at MWC the company caught my eye. The S7, which was announced on Sunday at the company’s Unpacked event doesn’t look all that different from last year, but it’s making me jealous.<p>Samsung’s embrace of building an ecosystem …

Facebook's latest VR video innovation is a big deal

Streaming video in virtual reality, as with just about everything, isn't easy to pull off well. The experience of watching 360-degree videos in VR usually comes in one of two flavors: grainy and blurry or high-quality but slow-loading. But Facebook's recently announced dynamic streaming technology …

Apple stands by Dre after apology for hurting women

Apple spoke out Friday in support of employee Dr. Dre after the famous rapper apologized for past violence against women, the first time the technology giant publicly addressed his attacks as a younger man.<p>"Dre has apologized for the mistakes he's made in the past and he's said that he's not the …

Snapchat hires media executive to take Discover to next level

Snapchat is doubling down on Discover, the startup's content platform, by hiring James Veraldi as head of strategy and partnerships.<p>Veraldi, who …