Kado wants to make the world’s thinnest charger

What can you wrap up in ribbons? Stick in your sock? And what can you take out in public and not get thrown in the dock? The Kado phone charger, of course. This new product by Itay Hasid and Daniel As

Apple to release $1k iPhone with curved screen and USB-C, WSJ says

Apple is said to have something special planned for the 10th anniversary of the iPhone and rumors have circulated for months speculating on different features. This report by the WSJ is the most det

FCC Chairman pledges to roll back net neutrality regulations during European address

As Ajit Pai took the stage for a speech at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this morning, CNBC anchor Karen Tso noted that the newly appointed FCC Chairman’s top priority has been the dismantling

Google has shipped 10M Cardboard VR viewers, 160M Cardboard app downloads

Google is putting a lot of its virtual reality focus right now on its Daydream VR framework, but today Amit Singh, the company’s VP of VR, also gave an update on its earlier (and still active)

Car companies are now coming to MWC too

There are four automotive manufacturers at the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona this year: Daimler, BMW, Ford, and Peugeot. And if CES is any indicator, expect more to follow in the next few ye

Samsung jumps the shark with fake news

Samsung just released a press statement declaring its Galaxy S7 edge as winning the best smartphone award at Mobile World Congress 2017. That didn’t happen. This is what really happened, and S

Here’s what the head of Uber’s self-driving program wasn’t asked on stage today

Uber-owned Otto's co-founder Anthony Levandowski must be mightily relieved after an onstage Q&A here at the Mobile World Congress tradeshow passed by with zero awkward moments. For example, there

The back of Alcatel’s ridiculous new phone lights up to display notifications

You know what people like? Lights. Brightly colored, flashing lights. Lights for notifications and lights for fun. Lights for all occasion. So, so many shiny lights. Lights like the lights on the back

Roborace unveils its fantastic driverless race car

This is the race car of the future. It’s an autonomous vehicle, built to be raced by just computers and was designed specifically with that in mind. Rather than retrofitting an existing race car c

For IBM’s CTO for Watson, not a lot of value in replicating the human mind in a computer

“Everybody and their mother is out to create their own specialized voice-activated devices,” IBM fellow and CTO for its Watson project Rob High told me during an interview at MWC. IBM, of

Oppo shows off impressive new zoom technology, but forgets to put it on a real phone

Oppo’s big Mobile World Congress announcement wasn’t an actual phone. Sure it arrived in a prototype roughly the size and shape of a phone, but it wasn’t really. It was proof of concept, the com

Why Nokia’s feature phone nostalgia stole the thunder from this year’s flagships

Mobile World Congress kicked off over the weekend with press conferences from Samsung, Sony, LG and Motorola. But all anyone seems to care about is a 17-year-old device. A reboot. A candy bar feature

Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda, TIP aims $170M to startups

While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something comp

This is probably the Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung is set to announce the Galaxy S8 smartphone in late March, but the two videos and a couple of images embedded here appear to show working units. The videos show the phone’s refined desi

Camera wars, retro phones and aspect ratios: MWC’s biggest announcements

The news happens before the convention really starts. That’s the rule of thumb for covering tech shows. The big companies scramble all over one another to make their announcements at overlapping pre

Superintelligent AI explains Softbank’s push to raise a $100BN Vision Fund

Anyone who's seen Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son give a keynote speech will know he rarely sticks to the standard industry conference playbook. And his turn on the stage at Mobile World Congress this morn

We don’t need more Surface clones

When Microsoft launched the Surface line back in 2012, its combination of a tablet and keyboard cover (married with a smart kickstand), was innovative. With it, Microsoft surely hoped to kickstart a b

Open Garden makes its offline mesh networking tech available to third-party developers

Open Garden, the company behind the FireChat offline messenger, is now the mesh networking tech behind its apps available for all developers. The company today announced the launch of its MeshKit SDK,

Sony stays in the picture with premium Xperia camera features

For all of its consumer electronics prowess, mobile has always been a tough proposition for Sony . The Android market is overcrowded for one, and the company hasn’t really done all that much to set

Samsung will be giving smartphones another try on March 29

After the corporate garbage fire that was the Note 7 reveal, Samsung has been left with a smartphone business with far less certain success in its future. After months of awful press and the worst PR
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