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MWC 2016

Smartphone Battery Tech Tricks

New battery technologies that will ease your fears of running out of juice

February 26th, 2016

Smartphones are becoming more and more sophisticated mobile PCs, yet device makers still haven’t figured out how to significantly improve their battery lives. Instead, handset makers are deploying various “fixes” in place, meant to ensure that battery life if on par with expectations from customers and that phones can last through at least a day of …

MWC 2016 Best Phones VR 5G

The best of Mobile World Congress 2016

February 26th, 2016

Mobile World Congress 2016 is now over, and the show gave us lots to talk about this year thanks to a multitude of announcements. We’ve seen shiny new devices, new smartphone capabilities, lots of virtual reality, a slew of accessories, IoT and Internet-connected devices, and new mobile technologies for the future including plenty of 5G talk. …


3 important Mobile World Congress stories you may have missed

February 25th, 2016

It’s time to put this year’s Mobile World Congress behind us, and what a show it has been. We had some major announcements on the day preceding the actual show from the most important players in the business, and we’ve seen some amazing products from a wide variety of companies. Not to be overlooked after …

256GB iPhone 7 Galaxy Note 6

Your dream of a 256GB iPhone 7 might come true

February 25th, 2016

One of the things Apple has to “fix” later this year when the iPhone 7 launches is built-in storage. Our increasing media consumption and creation needs can’t be satisfied by just 16GB of storage, so we can’t help but wonder where the new iPhone will go regarding storage options. One recent rumor claimed that the iPhone 7 …

Oral-B Genius iPhone Android

The MWC product that I want the most right now… and it’s not a phone

February 24th, 2016

This year’s Mobile World Congress was rich in announcements, especially for top mobile hardware from some of the most important players in the market. But the one new product I want to buy right now isn’t a smartphone, and it’s not a tablet. What caught my attention was Oral-B’s Genius toothbrush, an iPhone-connected toothbrush that’s supposed …

Caterpillar S60 FLIR Thermal Camera

The Cat S60’s thermal camera is one of MWC’s coolest products

February 24th, 2016

You can’t really tell by looking at the image above, but that’s me taking a picture of what you’ll see when you look through the thermal camera in the newly unveiled Cat S60. The feature is very cool and it’ll be available on a high-end rugged handset this summer. And while most of us will not actually see …

Netflix iPhone Android Updates

Netflix on iPhone is about to get a lot better

February 24th, 2016

Netflix is not done improving its service. After expanding its reach to over 130 more markets, and after completing its full transition to the cloud, the company is looking to improve the mobile experience of its users, starting with the iPhone.

Oppo SuperVook Battery Fast Charging

11 things I learned about the smartphone that charges in under 15 minutes

February 24th, 2016

I still can’t believe a smartphone’s battery can be recharged from empty to 100% in under 15 minutes, but now I’ve seen it with my own eyes. Oppo announced its SuperVook fast-charging technology at MWC 2016, revealing that a 2,500 mAh battery could be recharged faster than anything we’ve seen before. In fact, a phone …

HTC Vive VR Hands On

No contest: HTC’s Vive VR experience is miles ahead of everything else

February 24th, 2016

There’s nothing that wakes you up when the second-day fatigue hits you at MWC like a dose of virtual reality. And who would have thought a few years ago that HTC, Samsung, and LG would extend their smartphone and tablet battles into a brand new business: Virtual reality. After being disappointed by LG’s first VR headset and amazed …

Tado O2 Smart Thermostat

Your carrier might help you save money for once

February 24th, 2016

The next big thing your carrier or Internet service provider might sell you in the near future isn’t a fancy smartphone or tablet, TV service, or faster wireless service – though these products are also still on the menu. Cellular service providers and ISPs will sell you the kinds of connected devices that will smarten up …