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

Blackberry Is Bringing Back the Slider Phone Because Sure Why Not

When square phones don't quite work and suing Ryan Seacrest is taking too long, what's a BlackBerry to do? Combine the weirdest new hardware trend and a classic old one together in one super (silly?) smartphone. Blackberry just teased the new "dual-curved, all-touch display with a keyboard—yes a slider device!" at… » 3/03/15 9:45am 3/03/15 9:45am

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

Samsung's Gear Fit Is a Tiny Smartwatch and a Hot Fitness Tracker in One

In addition to the two new Samsung Gear smartwatches we got saw a few days ago, Samsung is actually showing us something new in its wearable line: The Gear Fit, a combination smartwatch and fitness tracker. It's svelte and slick—and potentially the gorgeous functional wearable we've been waiting for. Updated with… » 2/24/14 2:04pm 2/24/14 2:04pm

New Tablet Camera Tech Conjures an Invisible Keyboard

Relying on your tablet's on-screen keyboard saves you from having to carry clunky accessories, but it also gobbles up a good chunk of usable screen real estate. So Fujitsu researchers are working on a happy medium that uses the tablet's camera to track your finger movements on a desk, as if you were typing away on an… » 3/01/13 8:53am 3/01/13 8:53am

Hands-On With the Nokia 808 Pureview: “Some People Think We’ve Gone Too…

Dreamt up in a hotel bar in Japan by a couple of Nokia execs, the Nokia 808 Pureview phone has completely stolen MWC with its 41-megapixel sensor. I grabbed some time with Nokia's lead programme manager for imaging, Damian Dinning, to chat about how it's "almost like [they've] just invented time travel, it's that… » 2/27/12 8:05am 2/27/12 8:05am

Nokia 808 Pure View Phone Has a 41-Megapixel Camera. FORTY-ONE ACTUAL…

Forgive our capitals-explosion, but we're a little shocked right now. Nokia just announced a cameraphone with a 41-megapixel sensor. FORTY-ONE MEGAPIXELS. Naturally Nokia's sticking with Carl Zeiss lenses, but that 41-megapixel camera can shoot 7728 x 5354 photos in 16:9 format, or if you prefer 4:3, in 7152 x 5368.… » 2/27/12 3:42am 2/27/12 3:42am

Nokia Lumia 610 Is Windows Phone 7 On the Cheap

Thought the Lumia 710 was aimed at the shallower-pocketed amongst us? The Lumia 610 goes even further in bringing the price down, with Nokia itself saying it's for the "younger audience." Calling it "confident," with "generous curves," I was scratching my head waiting for Nokia to introduce Christina Hendricks to the… » 2/27/12 3:40am 2/27/12 3:40am

Panasonic’s Second Eluga, the Eluga Power, Has a Better Battery and Ice…

It may not be Lumix-branded as we'd hoped, but Panasonic's second Eluga phone has a 5-inch 1280×720 HD screen so photos shot with the 8-megapixel camera should look crisp and bright. Theoretically. Inside, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor ticks away, powering the Ice Cream Sandwich flavour of Android. » 2/27/12 3:36am 2/27/12 3:36am

Samsung Takes On the Wacom Art Tablets With 10.1-Inch Galaxy Note

Stealing features from the Galaxy Tab tablet and Note phone/tablet/whatever-it-is, the 10.1 inch Galaxy Note is aimed squarely at the creative types. Just like the rumours suggested, the Ice Cream Sandwich tablet comes with an S Pen stylus for sketching or jotting down notes, with the new marketing buzzword "S Note,"… » 2/27/12 3:15am 2/27/12 3:15am