Silly Virtual Reality Headphone-Goggles Are Almost Ready for Primetime

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. » 3/04/15 11:00am 3/04/15 11:00am

The Best of Mobile World Congress 2015

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. » 3/03/15 11:10am 3/03/15 11:10am

Google Wants to Become a Wireless Carrier, But It's Not What You Think

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. » 3/02/15 10:25am 3/02/15 10:25am

Xperia Z4 Tablet: Slick and Slim, With Laptop Aspirations

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,… » 3/02/15 1:00am 3/02/15 1:00am

Mozilla Is Planning a $25 Firefox OS Smartphone

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. » 2/23/14 3:00pm 2/23/14 3:00pm

HP's Going Android With Its $169 Slate 7 Tablet

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… » 2/24/13 12:25pm 2/24/13 12:25pm

The 12 Best New Phones You Can't Buy

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. » 2/19/10 2:00pm 2/19/10 2:00pm

VoxOx Real-Time Language Translation For SMS/Chat/Email/Twitter Makes…

Technology does so much to bring us together, it'd be a shame to let language keep us apart. VoxOx is the first to overcome that hurdle, with a free real-time translation tool that lets you chat seamlessly in dozens of tongues. » 2/16/10 12:23pm 2/16/10 12:23pm

Jabra Clipper Headset: Bluetooth Undercover

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. » 2/15/10 4:39pm 2/15/10 4:39pm

The Facial Recognition Augmented Reality App That Could Revolutionize…

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: » 2/15/10 4:20pm 2/15/10 4:20pm

The Spectacular Maiming of Windows Mobile 6.5.x

With the announcement of Windows Phone 7, Microsoft's made it clear that they're finally—and truly—getting back into the game. They also brutally kneecapped their existing phone software, effectively taking Microsoft out of mobile for the next six months. » 2/15/10 11:48am 2/15/10 11:48am

Trio of HTC Phone Official Pics/Specs Leaked: Meet Desire, Legend, and…

We've seen leaks of the HTC Legend and Desire (formerly known as Bravo) previously, but what look like the official pics and specs for those and the Touch HD Mini have appeared a day ahead of HTC's MWC press conference. » 2/15/10 11:47am 2/15/10 11:47am

Windows Phone 7 Series: Everything Is Different Now

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. » 2/15/10 9:00am 2/15/10 9:00am

Adobe AIR for Smartphones Wants to Be One Platform to Rule Them All

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. » 2/15/10 1:00am 2/15/10 1:00am

Windows Phone 7 Rumors: Zune HD Inspired Interface, No Multitasking

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. » 2/06/10 4:52pm 2/06/10 4:52pm

More Sources Claim That Windows Mobile 7 Will Be Shown Off Next Month,…

Windows Mobile 7 will most definitely, positively, absolutely be shown off next month at Mobile World Congress, sez CNET. And Digitimes. Despite more conflicting stories than a Brangelina love-saga, I believe there'll be solid news next month for WinMo fans. » 1/27/10 6:26am 1/27/10 6:26am

Three Phones Show Up In Zune Software, But What Are They?

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. » 1/26/10 9:19am 1/26/10 9:19am

Windows Mobile 7 Rumor Explosion: Two Versions, New Name, First Hardware

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. » 1/18/10 4:41pm 1/18/10 4:41pm

A New Windows Mobile Is Coming in February, But Which?

It's clear that Microsoft will bring something to Mobile World Congress. This is inevitable, and necessary. But yesterday's report that it'll be Windows Mobile 6.6 has been met with another saying it'll be Windows Mobile 7. So which is it? » 1/15/10 10:59am 1/15/10 10:59am

Mobile World Congress 09: The Good, The Bad, the Ugly and the Boring

Despite the new HTC Magic, the Sony Ericsson Idou, and Windows Mobile 6.5—which still is not Windows Mobile 7—the Mobile World Congress was a bag of lame. Some blame the economic crisis. I don't. » 2/19/09 8:40am 2/19/09 8:40am