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MWC – Hands-on with the Saygus V2

I know what you’re saying out there. I can hear you. “Who are Saygus?” See. I can hear you. Sometimes I know when you’re making those secret trips into the kitchen for those cakes too. To be honest I’d not heard a great deal about this company

MWC – Hands-on with the LG Watch Urbane LTE

LG went ahead and thought, “Hey, why don’t we stick a SIM card in a watch”. Everyone laughed, said they were crazy. However, what they’ve made is really quite nice, and there’s a danger that you might even consider leaving your smartphone at home… even perhaps not

MWC – LG G Flex2 Hands-on

Yes, the LG G Flex2 does indeed look like my existing LG G3 after I’ve sat on it. The comparison shots below should hopefully show that. The G Flex2 doesn’t appear as curved as the original G Flex and there’s no concerns about the screen, which could “ghost”

MWC – Samsung Gear VR Innovator Edition on show

During the big Samsung launch we also saw the new Gear VR Innovator Edition. This was just minutes after leaving the HTC event, where their HTC Re Vive was on display – on the stage at least – to give you an immersive gaming experience. Here Samsung

MWC – HTC One M9 hands-on, plus the HTC Grip and HTC Vive

We didn’t just get the expected HTC One M9 announcement. No. We had a virtual reality headset and a big partnership with Valve and a fitness tracker too. However, concentrating on the One M9 for a moment, it’s yet another robust, well designed and good looking handset.

MWC – The LG Watch Urbane hands-on

I’ve got to tell you, I’ve never really considered a smartwatch until now. Heck, I’ve not even considered a watch full stop for a while. James has given me a Pebble on loan and, I’ll admit, my attitude is changing somewhat. Here, it’s Android Wear powering the

MWC – Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge hands-on

They were just as we expected, but the two new handsets from Samsung had some surprises. Gone is the removable battery, gone is the microSD card and instead we have two handsets with one device in their cross-hairs. The iPhone 6. During the presentation the iPhone was

MWC – Samsung. The Next Galaxy – LIVE

We’re here in Barcelona for yet another big launch. This time it’s Samsung, and we assume that they’ll be showing us the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge that leaked out the other day. As usual though, we’ll bring you the latest details as they happen. We have

MWC – HTC One M9 quick photo special

So, it was pretty much as expected with the launch of the HTC One M9. What wasn’t expected was the additional gadgets and services that HTC are working on. A virtual reality headset, coming to consumers before the end of the year, and a partnership with Valve

MWC – HTC Event Live

We’ve seen the leaks and this morning we even saw it available to buy online. Now is the time to see how much of this is true and to get the full details of the new HTC One. We’ve got the live stream below plus our thoughts

MWC – HTC One (M9) slips onto BestBuy website a little early

Hey, someone tell bestbuy that the HTC One (M9) launch isn’t until this afternoon. This listing has appeared overnight, and it seems to contain either official imagery or good “guesswork” based on the leaks we’ve seen so far. The specs are also listed and the handset is

KnowRoaming on test – Cut your roaming costs dramatically

Picture the scene. You’re about to go abroad. You’ve got your passport, you’ve booked the hotel and the flight. What about your phone? Unless you’re lucky enough to be using a network like Three and going to one of the countries in their Feel At Home plan,

I feel the need, the need for speed

You may remember how EE signed a 6 year deal to push the latest tech into the Wembley stadium. EE will be bathing the stadium in enhanced 4G, fast WiFi and NFC mobile payments. Of late though, they’ve gone a bit nuts with their speed trials. Using

MWC – A new range of tough smartphones from the Energizer brand

Information is a little thin on the ground but MWC will see a new range of smartphones sold under the Energizer brand. Energizer have long sold chargers, cases, cables and wireless charging solutions. Now they’ll be offering smartphones too. Four new products, distributed by Avenir Telecom, will

Vodafone offer up the LG G Flex2 with free G Watch R

Hello, what’s this then? The hot new LG G Flex2, on Vodafone with a G Watch R chucked in too? For £44.50 per month? Ohh, I’ll have a bit of that thank-you. Feeling a bit like a bendy LG G2, this has a 5.5″ screen and runs

MWC – Acer gives a quick glimpse behind the Barcelona curtain

With just days to go until Mobile World Congress, various phone manufacturers are either trying to hold back leaks or tease you about upcoming products. Acer is currently in the latter camp, and have just posted this … Above it is confirmation that we’re going to see

Artelac eye-care review

We must be doing something right. I don’t know quite what it is, but we must be doing it right. No longer are we just reviewing smartphones, we’re now reviewing eye drops. Yes, eye drops. Stay with me, because you’re looking at the problem right now. Screens.

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge pictures leak

See folks, it’s not just me putting brand-new phones face-down on the floor to take shots. These images of the yet-to-be-announced Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge have just leaked out over at xda-developers. A member called graaler, who doesn’t appear to have posted anything else, has

Drivers now browsing social media at the wheel too

People will do things they’re not supposed to sometimes. It’s a fact. We get told not to do something but there’s always going to be a certain majority that’ll go ahead and do it anyway. Don’t drive in the centre lane of a motorway when the lane