MWC 2018

The Samsung Galaxy S9+ camera bumps the Pixel 2 for DxOMark’s top spot

You know the drill, right? A new flagship comes out and bumps the last big name out of the top spot. We’re still a couple of weeks out from the Samsung Galaxy S9/S9+ release date, but the premium ha

Bullitt is turning smartphones into toolboxes

Given the fact that we already rely on them for pretty much everything else, why not just go all in and turn our smartphones in to literal toolboxes? Bullitt, the UK-based licensed phone manufacturer

The top smartphones of MWC 2018

Like CES, this week’s Mobile World Congress feels like a bit of a down year, now that the smoke has cleared. Perhaps its was fact that Samsung’s big news stole the show before it even bega

Asus’ Zenfone 5 is the king of the MWC iPhone X knockoffs

Sure, Apple didn’t have any sort of official presence at this year’s MWC, but this was the week the iPhone X really came into its own. The company’s premium flagship was everywhere in spirit, th

Haier jammed a tiny projector into a smartwatch for some reason

Sure wearables have been having a tough go of it lately, but maybe the problem is just a general lack of tiny projectors jammed into the products. It’s an idea a few folks have flirted with in the p

Can a headphone company pivot to AI?

According to Bragi, headphones are just the “tip of the iceberg” of what the company’s been working on for the past four years. Last month at CES, the company announced Project Ears, an initiati

IBM Watson CTO Rob High on bias and other challenges in machine learning

For IBM Watson CTO Rob High, the biggest technological challenge in machine learning right now is figuring out how to train models with less data. "It's a challenge, it's a goal and there's certainly

Chinese smartphone maker Doogee shows off its vision for the smartphone camera

Doogee’s Mobile World Congress press conference is mostly what you’d expect from a company you’ve never heard of: small, low key, in the second basement meeting room at a hotel across from the c

Flutter, Google’s mobile app SDK for iOS and Android, is now in beta

Flutter is Google’s open source toolkit for helping developers build iOS and Android apps. It’s not necessarily a household name yet, but it’s also less than a year old and, to some

Facebook says it has no interest in monetizing the Telecom Infra Project

Facebook, the social network giant with over 2 billion monthly users, has made a big effort to expand its business by doubling down on one of the big bottlenecks in the world of data: expensive and ba

Sony teases an ultra low light camera for its future phones

This morning’s Sony press conference was a real whirlwind. The company announced two new phones and the availability of its Xperia Ear Duo, still managed to wrap it all up in about an hour. All said

BMW wants to turn your smartphone into your car key

Just like CES has seen an influx of car manufacturers in recent year, MWC, too, is now a showcase for new in-car technology. Like in previous years, BMW once again set up shop in Barcelona this week t

Sony’s new Xperia flagship shoots 4K HDR videos

Sony always had an odd sort of relationship with the smartphone. Sure, it’s one of the world’s largest consumer electronics companies, but it’s never really cracked the code with its Xperia devi

Samsung’s DeX docking station gets revamped, turning a smartphone into a trackpad

If you were having any doubts about Samsung’s commitment to its DeX, consider them assuaged. The company introduced its smartphone docking hardware with the Galaxy S8 and has talked up a new version

The Samsung Galaxy S9 arrives March 16, starting at $720

Samsung didn’t leave too much up to the imagination at MWC this year. The hardware giant took a little wind out of its own sails back at CES when it announced it would be launching its latest flagsh

Watch Samsung’s MWC conference live right here

Samsung’s press conference at MWC in Barcelona is happening today. The conference starts at 6 PM CET (5 PM GMT, 12 PM EST, 9 AM PST). You can also check out our liveblog to get our commentary on Sam

Watch HMD unveil Nokia phones live right here

HMD is holding a press conference at MWC in Barcelona to showcase some Nokia-branded phones. The conference starts at 4:00 PM CET (3:00 PM GMT, 10:00 AM EST). HMD licenses the Nokia brand so that the

ZTE will deliver the first Android Oreo (Go Edition) handset for the U.S. market in March

Things have been mostly quiet on the Android Go front since Google announced the low-power mobile operating system back in May — aside, of course, from an unexpected name chance to the decidedly les

ZTE brings premium features to its mid-range Blade line

ZTE’s one of those workhorse smartphone companies you don’t hear much about, aside from the occasional misguided flirtation with a bizarre form factor, a la the dual-screen Axon M. But the Chinese

Waverly Labs offers real-time translation with its Pilot earbuds

Sometimes you travel all the way to Barcelona, only to meet up with a startup that’s been operating right around the block. Waverly Labs is a 20 person Brooklyn-based company that specializes in rea
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