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  • The Weekly Hash - March 1, 2013

    Posted March 1, 2013 - 12:22 pm

    From the pope to the PGA to pants, we joke about the top tech stories of the week
  • Cisco unveils software, hardware for hybrid wireless networks

    Posted February 19, 2013 - 3:06 pm

    Cisco Tuesday introduced small cell hardware and intelligent software designed to help carriers and enterprises improve wireless connections over hybrid networks made of 3G and 4G cellular and Wi-Fi technologies
  • Mozilla phones in 2012: A primer

    Posted March 3, 2012 - 8:01 am

    Firefox maker Mozilla is expanding its horizons beyond the browser space with its smartphone collaboration with Spain’s largest mobile operator, Telefónica.
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    Augmented reality makes a splash in Barcelona

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 5:46 pm

    Augmented Reality companies are causing crowds to gather in Barcelona. The technology still includes image-based elements, but true 3D recognition technology is growing, and the demand for content is there.
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    Mozilla demonstrates its internet-only phone

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 5:37 pm

    Mozilla managed to avoid using any parts of Android in the development of its Boot-to-Gecko mobile Web project, which it demonstrated Tuesday in Barcelona, Spain.
  • Mobile Linux: It's not just Android anymore

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 9:23 pm

    The mobile world has been good to Linux, whose Android derivative has enjoyed a success that few could have predicted just a few short years ago.
  • Cisco bridges Wi-Fi, cellular nets

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 3:37 pm

    At Mobile World Congress this week, Cisco unveiled products designed to provide cellular-like roaming among Wi-Fi hotspots, and disclosed deployments among several wireless service providers.
  • Video

    Android robot makes custom, crystal smartphone cases

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 2:08 pm

    A robot at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona made custom smartphone case designs from Swarovski crystals. The cases were awarded to Galaxy Nexus owners as part of a Google promotion. The process took about eight minutes.
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    Nokia unveils new 38-megapixel camera

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 1:23 pm

    Nokia unveiled it’s new photo-centric phone, called the “Pure View,” as a Symbian phone with a Carl Zeiss lens that can take up to 38-megapixel photos, then crop them to find a lot more detail. Nokia says the phone has been in development for some time.
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    Intel CEO Paul Otellini outlines smartphone roadmap

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 1:03 pm

    Intel CEO Paul Otellini spoke at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona about how the company plans to cater to both high and low-end devices.
  • Video

    Whitepages previews social media caller ID app in Barcelona

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 12:32 pm

    The app is designed to keep abreast of your social circle without having to put in much effort, since recent Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin information is displayed whenever those contacts call or text.
  • Video

    Convenience, security helping NFC growth

    Posted February 28, 2012 - 10:55 am

    Near field communication chip maker NXP showed off what’s possible with the technology at its booth at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
  • Video

    Samsung gadgets get larger screens, projectors

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 11:18 am

    The Samsung Galaxy Note got a big brother with a 10.1-inch screen and the Galaxy Beam sports a projector.
  • Video

    Hauwei attempts to take on the iPhone with its new smartphone launch

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:39 am

    The Ascend D Quad was billed as the world’s fasted smartphone, with a Hauwei-designed quad core processor. For the first time, this is a Hauwei phone designed for a higher price consumer, coming with is designed Dolby technology sound, an 8 megapixal camera, a 4.5 inch high-resolution screen.
  • Video

    Sony's new NXT P and U smartphones emphasize imaging, gaming

    Posted February 27, 2012 - 10:33 am

    The NXT P, which runs Android, uses NFC to communicate with Sony Smart Tags that launch user specified actions and applications.
  • Mobile World Congress sneak peek: Quad-core smartphones, Ice Cream Sandwich & more

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 11:35 pm

    It might be hard to imagine there will be that much more for makers of smartphones, tablets and other wireless offerings to reveal at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month after the deluge of products that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show to kick off 2012. But Sony, HTC and others have gotten wireless watchers in a frenzy already by issuing MWC event invitations and stirring speculation about Android 4.0, Windows Phone and quad-core devices.
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    VMware app separates business and pleasure on Android [video]

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 4:34 pm

    With more and more employees bringing their Android phones to work, it's becoming harder for enterprises to separate business and pleasure on the devices. New software from VMware hopes to change that.
  • MWC brings a larger focus on the mobile enterprise

    Posted February 18, 2011 - 1:20 pm

    Several themes seemed to govern most of the conversation at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) including the proliferation of tablets, the momentum behind the Android platform and of course what will become of Nokia now that it is an OEM aligned to Microsoft in the smartphone segment. These conversations will continue throughout 2011 but one key area that seemed to stand out relative to previous years was the mobile enterprise. We have highlighted some of the key areas illustrating why below.
  • Tablets to be supercharged by quad-core chips

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 9:58 pm

    Just as tablets with dual-core processors start to hit shelves, chip makers are now shipping samples of quad-core chips that could make the devices even faster.
  • Nvidia quad core mobile processors coming in August

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Ah, remember just six months ago, when we were anticipating super fast dual-core mobile processors? Well Nvidia and Qualcomm have been moving along quickly--on Tuesday Nvidia not only announced, but demonstrated, its new quad-core mobile processor at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
  • Full-duplex radio breakthrough can double Wi-Fi capacity

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Stanford University researchers have found a way to double the capacity of wireless networks, while at the same time making them more reliable and efficient.
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    Multitasking, IE9 and SkyDrive coming to Windows Phone [video]

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:43 pm

    At Mobile World Congress Monday Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer announced that the company will be pushing new features to Windows Phone 7 users including access to SkyDrive, multitasking and a new HTML5 browser.
  • Eric Schmidt keynote at Mobile World Congress (live blog)

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 12:33 pm

    Google CEO Eric Schmidt discusses the search giant's mobile future at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Live blogging begins at 11:45 a.m. ET.
  • AT&T chairman urges open devices, platforms and networks globally

    Posted February 15, 2011 - 10:49 am

    AT&T Chairman Randall Stephenson today prodded carriers, manufacturers and regulators around the globe to create openness and interoperability in mobile devices, platforms and networks in a keynote address at the Mobile World Congress.
  • 'Monkey Jump' app wrapped with malware

    Posted February 14, 2011 - 10:33 pm

    Popular mobile games such as Monkey Jump are being illegally copied and repackaged with code designed to steal personal information or perform other malicious functions, according to a study due to be released soon from Lookout Mobile Security.
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