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The LG G8 Has a Vibrating OLED Screen For a Speaker

LG's next upcoming flagship smartphone is the LG G8, which is expected to debut at Mobile World Congress at the end of the month. While much of the phone is similar to last year's model, LG yesterday announced some news on the phone's audio capabilities. "The phone uses the same 'Crystal Sound OLED' branding that LG has used on some of its TVs before; this means that the entire display will vibrate to work as a speaker, which was previously rumored," reports The Verge. "The news also confirms th...
Tags: Tech, Lg, Mobile World Congress


Deal Alert: Amazon is Offering a Free Galaxy Tab A Tablet with Every Unlocked Note 9 Phone

Samsung If you’re in the market for both a new phone and tablet (or maybe you just know someone who’d like the latter), Amazon has an enticing deal today: buy a new Galaxy Note 9 and get a free Galaxy Tab A. This bargain is notable in two respects: one, the Note 9 is the American unlocked version with a Snapdragon processor, which will work on any US carrier (including the sometimes-tricky Verizon and Sprint networks). And two, it comes with a decent tablet. We’ve seen these kinds of bundle...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Verizon, US, Samsung, Sprint, Mobile World Congress


Alex Kipman just hinted that Microsoft will announce a new version of HoloLens on February 24. Here's everything we know about it (MSFT)

There's a new hint that Microsoft will announce a new HoloLens at Mobile World Congress. Alex Kipman, the man responsible for the device, posted a YouTube video on Monday that seemed to tease the device. Here's everything we know so far about it. Microsoft's Alex Kipman, the man responsible for the HoloLens augmented reality device, posted a cryptic video to YouTube on Monday that gives a major hint that a rumored new version of the headset will be unveiled later this month. About a month ago...
Tags: Apple, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Trends, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Intel, Nintendo, US Army, Qualcomm, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Tom, European Patent Office, Langdon, HoloLens Microsoft


Daily Crunch: SoftBank bets big on autonomous delivery

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. SoftBank’s next bet: $940M into autonomous delivery startup Nuro Nuro has raised $940 million in financing from the SoftBank Vision Fund, a whopping amount that will be used to expand its delivery service, add new partners, hire employees and scale up its fleet of self-driving bots. The autonomous ...
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Cryptic video teases Microsoft’s next-generation HoloLens 2 headset

Though not revealing much, a roughly 42-second long teaser video was sent out by HoloLens inventor Alex Kipman on Twitter ahead of a planned press event at Mobile World Congress on February 24. The post Cryptic video teases Microsoft’s next-generation HoloLens 2 headset appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Wearables, News, Microsoft, Trends, Computing, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Alex Kipman


Docomo Digital, Zain launch Mobile Gaming in Iraq

By John Lee. Docomo Digital, part of Japan’s NTT Docomo, has said it is launching a mobile gaming platform with Zain Iraq, giving more than 16 million subscribers the ability to access hundreds of titles using direct carrier billing on monthly phone bills. Zain Games’ GamEmpire is a bundle of native and HTML5 games that can be streamed directly to mobile phones or tablets. Docomo Digital and Zain, a leading mobile operator in the Middle East and Africa, signed the initial agreement in early 2018...
Tags: Japan, News, Iraq, Africa, Barcelona, Middle East, Jordan, Iraq Business News, Bahrain, Lebanon, Mobile World Congress, NTT Docomo, Zain, Zain Iraq, Saudi Arabia Kuwait, DOCOMO


Huawei’s folding phone debuts this month

Huawei mobile chief Richard Yu has already made mention of the company’s upcoming foldable phone amid talks of smartphone world domination. This morning, however, we caught our first glimpse of the handset in profile, along with the promise of more, arriving February 24, during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Foldables are very much heating up to be the highlight of the 2019 smartphone race. Royole’s already shipping a handset to devs, and Samsung is set to give us a lot more info at an U...
Tags: Google, Motorola, Hardware, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, MWC, Richard Yu, Huawei Mobile, Royole, Foldables, Barcelona Foldables


This massive Chinese phone company outsmarted Apple in China and India, and now it's heading to the West

Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is the fifth biggest phone maker in the world and has outsmarted Apple in China and India. Oppo is largely unknown in the West, but it has teased an official UK launch on January 29. It's part of a family of other massive smartphone brands such as Vivo and OnePlus. Oppo will find it tough to break into the UK market, but does have a reputation for adding cool new features to its smartphones. Apple might be the defining smartphone company in the West, but there's ...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, UK, California, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, Barcelona, West, Xiaomi, Huawei, Wood, Mobile World Congress


A massive Chinese phone company that outsmarted Apple in China and India is now heading to the West

The Chinese smartphone brand Oppo is the fifth-biggest phone maker in the world and has outsmarted Apple in China and India. Oppo is largely unknown in the West, but it has teased an official UK launch on Tuesday. It's part of a family of other massive smartphone brands such as Vivo and OnePlus. Oppo will find it tough to break in to the UK market, but it does have a reputation for adding cool new features to its smartphones. Apple may be the defining smartphone company in the West, but there...
Tags: Apple, Asia, Europe, UK, California, China, India, US, Samsung, Trends, West, Xiaomi, Huawei, Wood, Mobile World Congress, Vivo


The state of the foldable

You’d be forgiven for being cynical. I’ve been seeing foldable display concepts for as long as I’ve been attending tech trade shows (which, quite frankly, is longer than I care to mention). Big names like Samsung and LG have been pumping countless R&D dollars into the technology in hopes of being first to next step in the evolution of the smart phone form factor. The concept is nothing new, of course. The flip phone pre-dates the ubiquitous smartphone slab by decades. And a number of compani...
Tags: Google, Mobile, Motorola, Hardware, China, Samsung, Tech, Xiaomi, Lg, Mobile World Congress, Samsung Galaxy, Dave Burke, Romain, Richard Yu, Huawei Mobile, Wang Xiang


Smartphones are about to get more interesting, but is it enough to drive growth?

Smartphone numbers are down. In 2018, global shipments dropped 3 percent, and while the long-promised arrival of 5G will help numbers get back into the black, IDC predicts that even then growth will be in the low-single digits. With a few exceptions, handset makers are starting to feel the pain of stagnation, due to a confluence of different forces. There’s slowed economic growth in China and internationally, prolonged upgrade cycles and price hikes as tariffs are levied amid a looming trade...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Motorola, Hardware, China, Samsung, Sales, Tech, Smartphones, Xiaomi, Htc, Mobile World Congress, Idc, Vivo, Meizu, Samsung Huawei Xiaomi


Graphene can hear your brain whisper

A newly developed graphene-based implant can record electrical activity in the brain at extremely low frequencies and over large areas, unlocking the wealth of information found below 0.1 Hz. This technology, which will be showcased in the Graphene Pavilion at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (25-28 February 2019) was developed by Graphene Flagship partners at the Barcelona Microelectronics Institute (IMB-CNM, CSIC), the Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), and ICFO.
Tags: Science, Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, Catalan Institute of Nanoscience, Barcelona Microelectronics Institute IMB CNM CSIC


Report: LG’s next flagship phone can add a second screen with a fancy case

I gotta hand it to LG. The company doesn’t always hit its mark, but it’s always doing new things with its phones that no one else tries. From its audiophile-friendly headphone jack to its modular G5, the company has run the gamut of unique ideas. Its latest venture: a phone with a detachable second screen. Cnet reports one of LG’s upcoming flagship phones – to be announced at Mobile World Congress in February – will be compatible with an optional “case with a screen.” This screen would potential...
Tags: Startups, Lg, Mobile World Congress, Cnet, Insider


LG said to be working on a smartphone with second-screen for MWC 2019

LG is said to be working on a smartphone with two screens, according to a latest report. However, this won't be the much-hyped foldable device yet. The second screen is sort of a case with a screen and could potentially double the total screen size of the device. This new smartphone with two screens is rumored to launch at the Mobile World Congress trade show next month. It's unclear whether the multiple-screen phone will carry the name of its flagship line, and that this phone may not be the...
Tags: Blogging, Rumors, Lg, Mobile World Congress, Mwc 2019


Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019?

After not having a presence at Mobile World Congress for three years, Microsoft is now sending out media invites for a press conference on February 24 during the annual event in Barcelona. Could a next-generation HoloLens be on the way? The post Could the next Microsoft HoloLens be announced at MWC 2019? appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Microsoft, Trends, Barcelona, Computing, Virtual Reality, Mobile World Congress, Mixed Reality, Microsoft Hololens, Mwc 2019


Microsoft Hints at Mixed Reality Update for Mobile World Congress

Microsoft may give us an update on its Mixed Reality ambitions at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona next month: The company sent out invites for a press conference Wednesday that list Alex Kipman, who leads its augmented and virtual reality efforts, among the speakers. Kipman will speak together with Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella and corporate vice […]
Tags: News, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Barcelona, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, HoloLens, Mobile World Congress, Alex Kipman, Kipman


After four years, Microsoft may unveil HoloLens 2 next month

Mobile World Congress – the world’s biggest expo focused on smartphones and mobile devices – starts February 24, and it seems Microsoft has big plans in store. If the speakers on the invite are any indication, the company could be gearing up to reveal the next version of HoloLens. Specifically, the invite mentions Alex Kipman, who leads Microsoft’s Mixed Reality efforts. Also presenting are CEO Satya Nadella and CVP Julia White, who heads Azure and the cloud. The company doesn’t usually have a h...
Tags: Startups, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Mobile World Congress, Insider, Alex Kipman, Julia White


Daily Crunch: How the government shutdown is damaging cybersecurity and future IPOs

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. How Trump’s government shutdown is harming cyber and national security The government has been shut down for nearly three weeks, and there’s no end in sight. While most of the core government departments — State, Treasury, Justice and Defense — are still operational, others like Homeland Security, which ...
Tags: Fundings & Exits, Startups, Gadgets, Lyft, Apps, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Government, Samsung, Tech, Policy, Venture Capital, Aws, SEC, Fidelity


Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy S10 and official details on its first foldable smartphone at an event on February 20th

The new Galaxy S10 flagship phone will be announced on February 20, when Samsung hosts its Unpacked 2019 event in San Francisco. Samsung's own head of mobile DJ Koh told media earlier last year to expect "very significant" changes with the Galaxy S10. Samsung is also said to be ready to announce more details about its foldable smartphone at the event.  Samsung sent out invitations on Thursday to its Unpacked 2019 event, which till take place on February 20. This annual event is where Samsung ...
Tags: Apple, US, Samsung, San Francisco, Trends, Barcelona, Mobile World Congress, DJ Koh


What to expect from CES 2019

The timing is… less than ideal. Just as the industry is recovering from a holiday-induced hangover, we’re thrust into the country’s largest consumer electronics show. The timing, of course, is not coincidental. The show is intended to offer a preview for the tech year to come. Many companies thrive on CES’s pace. It’s a five-day deluge of tech news, and, for many, it’s the largest platform they’ll get all year. The show is fairly unique in its ability to juggle announcements from all sizes of co...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, Hardware, Samsung, Events, Intel, Ces, Sprint, Paris, Ar, Augmented Reality, Mobile World Congress, 5g, Alexa, Eureka Park


LG G8 said to debut at MWC 2019 separately from the new 5G phone

5G is on the verge of becoming a big thing in 2019 as several manufacturers including Samsung, Huawei, OnePlus, Xiaomi are already working towards it. According to earlier rumors, Samsung and LG are going to debut their 5G smartphones at Mobile World Congress in February. However, a new report claims otherwise.  The upcoming LG’s 5G smartphone was initially believed to be the next iteration of the G series; the LG G8. But that might not be the case. According to the Korean electronic newspape...
Tags: Samsung, Blogging, Rumors, Lg, Mobile World Congress, 5g, Samsung Huawei, LG G8


Qualcomm announces the Snapdragon 855 and its new under-display fingerprint sensor

This week, Qualcomm is hosting press and analysts on Maui for its annual Snapdragon Summit. Sadly, we’re not there, but a couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm gave us a preview of the news. There’ll be three days of news and the company decided to start with a focus on 5G, as well as a preview of its new Snapdragon 855 mobile platform. In addition, the company announced its new ultrasonic fingerprint solution for sensors that can sit under the display. It’ll probably still be a while before there’ll...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Mobile, Verizon, Hardware, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Qualcomm, Mobile World Congress, Snapdragon, 5g, Maui, Gigabit, System On A Chip


Oppo plans to showcase its foldable smartphone next February

Oppo has revealed it would be showing off its foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress in 2019, Tweakers reports. In June, Gizmochina reported that Oppo patented a number of foldable smartphone designs including one that folded out to thrice the size of its original display screen. Oppo is not alone in the game though. In April, we reported that Samsung’s foldable ‘Galaxy F’ smartphone, with its self-claimed Infinity Flex display, is expected to launch next March at around $1,770. Similarly,...
Tags: Startups, Mobile, Samsung, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Richard Yu, Infinity Flex


Gloom in Paris as Auto Shows Face Increasing Tests of Modern Relevance

Auto shows as we once knew them have become one of the first major casualties of the leveling off of the global automotive boom, with the growing digitization of automobiles—and of product information online—proving accessories to the act. Latest case in point is the biennial Paris Auto Show, where emptier exhibit areas and press scrums underscored the fact that major automakers have begun abandoning even some of the premier shows. The scene in Paris follows a morose summer in Detroit where the...
Tags: New York, Advertising, US, Los Angeles, Barcelona, Chicago, Automotive, Paris, Las Vegas, Detroit, Mobile World Congress, Consumer Electronics Show, Detroit Auto Show, Naias, Automotive News, North American International Auto Show NAIAS


The V40 ThinQ is LG’s new five camera smartphone

That’s two on the front and three on the rear. LG’s already teased the upcoming flagship quite a bit in the lead up to today’s announcement. Understandably so. It’s hard for a company like this to stand out in a world full of Apples and Samsungs — even with all of those lenses. The South Korean company has never been afraid to push the envelope, and many of its smartphone innovations have become become commonplace in recent years. Of course, LG’s not the first to bring a handset with three le...
Tags: TC, Hardware, Tech, Lg, Huawei, Mobile World Congress, Anthony, Cine Shot


Verizon and AT&T are banking on 5G to connect every device on the planet to the Internet, and it could be a $1.1 trillion opportunity

Every industry, every vertical, and nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted by 5G, according to a Cowen research note. The analysts believe that IoT represents the biggest 5G opportunity for the carriers. Verizon and AT&T have invested in teams that build out these 5G use cases for IoT. As the Big 4 wireless carriers race toward 5G adoption, much of the focus is on the blazing speeds 5G is expected to eventually offer. But the bigger opportunity for the telco giants might b...
Tags: Verizon, Navy, Samsung, Los Angeles, Trends, Garmin, Mobile World Congress, GSMA, AT T, Harrington, Cowen, Warner Media, GPT, Mobeen Khan, Sean Harrington, John Stankey


'Nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted': Verizon and AT&T are banking on 5G to connect every device on the planet to the Internet

Every industry, every vertical, and nearly every aspect of humanity will be impacted by 5G, according to a Cowen research note. The analysts believe that IoT represents the biggest 5G opportunity for the carriers. Verizon and AT&T have invested in teams that build out these 5G use cases for IoT. As the Big 4 wireless carriers race toward 5G adoption, much of the focus is on the blazing speeds 5G is expected to eventually offer. But the bigger opportunity for the telco giants might...
Tags: Verizon, Samsung, Los Angeles, Trends, Garmin, Mobile World Congress, GSMA, Samsung Galaxy Note, AT T, Harrington, Cowen, Warner Media, GPT, Mobeen Khan, Sean Harrington, John Stankey


Facebook VP of Partnerships Dan Rose Leaving the Company After 12 Years

Dan Rose, one of Facebook’s top business executives, will leave the social-media giant after 12 years. Rose, the company’s VP of partnerships, plans to remain with Facebook at least through Mobile World Congress in February 2018. “This gives us plenty of time to recruit for a new leader, transition my responsibilities and relationships, and discuss […]
Tags: Facebook, News, Exec Shuffle, Mobile World Congress, Dan Rose


You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart

Calls? Check. Texts? Check. Internet? Check. Notch? Mostly. Camera? Check I call it the "Phone Season". It's the glut of new smartphones that begins with splashy launches at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and ends in late spring. Phone Season defines what phones look like each year.…
Tags: Barcelona, Software, Mobile World Congress


Vivo NEX Review

When Vivo announced the Apex concept at Mobile World Congress, nobody expected to see an honest to goodness retail smartphone based on it this soon. Now that we’ve spent some time with the hardware, here’s what we think about it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAXnvS45D0c Vivo NEX specifications 6.59-inch (2316×1080 pixels) Full HD+ Super AMOLED 19.3:9 aspect ratio display, DCI-P3 color gamut 2.8GHz Octa-Core Snapdragon 845 64-bit 10nm Mobile Platform with Adreno 630 GPU 8GB RAM, 12...
Tags: Blogging, Sony, Gpu, Mobile World Congress, Vivo, 8GHz Octa Core Snapdragon, SIM Funtouch OS