The Avegant Glyph is a strange headset we tried back at CES. It's close to virtual reality, but it's not true VR. It's a sort of semi-immersive video experience paired with high-quality audio. We tried the newest prototype and, even better, the new Jellyfish headset based on the same Glyph tech. It was fun as hell.
Mobile World Congress, the big annual tech show that goes down in Barcelona every year, is now coming to a close. There were a few really big hits this year—a new flagship Samsung phone, and Valve's VR headest!—plus a few, lower-profile but still awesome announcements. Here's the best of MWC 2015.
We've long heard whisperings that Google wanted to become a wireless carrier, and over the weekend, a Google executive confirmed those rumors. Intriguing! Just imagine Google Fiber—but for mobile. However, Google's not trying to compete with the Verizons and AT&Ts of the world. Think of it more like Nexus for networks.
There's a new tablet in town. It's the new Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet and yeah, it's slimmer, lighter and more powerful than its predecessor, the Xperia Z2 Tablet. But the biggest achievement here is that the attachable keyboard transforms the Z4 into an Android PC, with its own mouse cursor and adapted UI. I tried it,…
In developing countries, the high-end smartphone market is cornered by the big guys. But today at Mobile World Congress, the nonprofit Mozilla announced a plan to get a different slice of the smartphone pie—with a low-end Firefox OS phone that costs just $25.
The HP Slate 7 is beyond fashionably late to the Android tablet party, but it tries to make up for its tardiness with a very low price. When the device arrives in April, HP's first Google-powered tablet just announced at this year's Mobile World Congress will cost just $169. That's $30 less than the the Nexus 7 and…
Barcelona's Mobile World Congress came and went, and didn't amount to much in the way of US cellphones. The rest of the world got some seriously nice gear, though. Here's the best of the best of the out of reach.
Bluetooth technology really is handy and wonderful. Wearing Bluetooth headsets, though, can be a bit of a fashion and comfort nightmare. Enter the Jabra Clipper, which discretely gives any pair of 3.5mm headphones the Power of Bluetooth.
An app demoed today at the MWC identifies individuals—and pulls up their profiles, with facial recognition—just by looking at them. That's some fancy futuristic stuff right there... although there may be darker side. UPDATED:
It's astounding that until this moment, three years after the iPhone, the biggest software company in the world basically didn't compete in mobile. Windows Phone 7 Series is more than the Microsoft smartphone we've been waiting for. Everything's different now.
Adobe's launching AIR, its cross-platform runtime, for smartphones. Why's that a big deal? It theoretically means developers can write an app once, and it'll work on tons of OSes—at least any that support AIR. Oh, and the iPhone.
PPCGeeks is offering up a whole bevy of rumors regarding Windows Mobile 7 and what will be revealed at MWC next week. What they're referring to as Windows Phone 7 has a Zune-like interface and Xbox integration but no multitasking.
A small Zune software maintenance update released today's got three glaring references to drivers for phone devices. The collision of Zune content and Microsoft mobile software is basically imminent, sure, but are these the Zune phones? Probably not.
As Mobile World Congress—and presumably Window Mobile 7—careens closer and closer, we're going to hear a lot more of this. Today's batch? Business and consumer versions of the OS, a sexxxy new name, and possible first hardware.