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Kanye West is calling his upcoming album So Help Me God

1 hour 17 min ago

Kanye West has been busy promoting his upcoming album while still remaining mysterious about its details. He talked about Jony Ive and "the futch" in an interview with Zane Lowe, he performed at SNL 40, and he released the album's first single during his Adidas fashion show. Last night on Twitter, Kanye finally gave us a name for his Yeezus follow-up.


Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show

1 hour 18 min ago

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Small SUVs for families and powerful sports cars for the rich are the big things at this year's Geneva International Motor Show. Environmentally correct electrics and hybrids, not so much — thanks to cheaper gas and limits on battery life.


HTC announces new One M9 with dual-tone unibody and 20 megapixel camera

1 hour 19 min ago

HTC's metal One series stands out from the crowd and with the new dual-tone finish HTC continues to improve the design.


HTC's One M9 is official

1 hour 25 min ago

It's time for another One — HTC has unveiled its latest flagship handset. The One M9 is powered by a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor backed up by 3GB of RAM. The phone runs HTC's Sense Seven skin atop Android 5.0 Lollipop, which is apparently hefty enough to reduce the available storage to around 21GB out of the box. While the last two HTC One phones used 4-megapixel — sorry, UltraPixel — sensors that sacrificed resolution for low-light performance, the M9 goes completely the other direction with a new 20-megapixel camera that ditches the gimmicky depth-sensing second lens.


Mobile industry tiptoes towards 5G

1 hour 36 min ago

By Eric Auchard BARCELONA (Reuters) - Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020. "It is unclear what the opportunity or weakness that 5G should address is," researchers at GSMA, the global trade group of mobile network operators, said in a report issued in December that punctured some of the more visionary claims for 5G.


The Huawei Watch is the most watch-like Android smartwatch yet

1 hour 58 min ago

We've just seen Huawei unveil its first Android Wear device, the Huawei Watch, at Mobile World Congress. There have been a few other circular Android Wear watches before — LG showed us one just a few hours ago, in fact — so Huawei's is very much a known quantity from a software and functionality perspective. The Huawei Watch is by far the most "watch-like" Android Wear smartwatch to date, keeping traditional features like lugs for interchangeable straps, the circular frame, and the crown (okay, it's just a button).


Live coverage: Watch HTC’s One M9 unveiling right here!

2 hours 6 min ago
Smartphone fans, we hope you’re ready for a wild ride. The annual Mobile World Congress trade show doesn’t officially start until tomorrow, but there will be three stars of the show this year and all three will be unveiled on Sunday. Samsung’s new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge won’t be revealed until a bit later today — we’ll be providing live coverage from that event as well at this link — but first up is the new HTC One M9, which is about to be announced on stage here at HTC’s MWC 2015 press conference. DON’T MISS: Massive new leak offers HTC One M9 videos, specs and so much more At MWC this year, we’re doing things a bit differently than we typically do at

MediaTek seeds new investment arm with $300M war chest

2 hours 6 min ago

The chipmaker plans to use MediaTek Ventures build up an ecosystem of startups around its products and services.>


AT&T is the first carrier to confirm in will sell the world’s sexiest new Android watch

2 hours 21 min ago
Smartwatch fans have precious few choices when it comes to devices that don’t look like a terrible cross between a Swatch watch and a Casio wrist calculator. Beginning soon, however, that is going to change. Apple is expected to announce Apple Watch launch details during its event on March 9th, and the device will begin shipping in April, according to earlier comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook. And soon, U.S. consumers will have another beautiful choice for a smartwatch thanks to a new announcement from LG and AT&T on Sunday. DON’T MISS: A gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch is about to take on the Apple Watch LG confirmed from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain that AT&T will soon begin selling the

AT&T is the first carrier to confirm it will sell the world’s sexiest new Android watch

2 hours 21 min ago
Smartwatch fans have precious few choices when it comes to devices that don’t look like a terrible cross between a Swatch watch and a Casio wrist calculator. Beginning soon, however, that is going to change. Apple is expected to announce Apple Watch launch details during its event on March 9th, and the device will begin shipping in April, according to earlier comments made by Apple CEO Tim Cook. And soon, U.S. consumers will have another beautiful choice for a smartwatch thanks to a new announcement from LG and AT&T on Sunday. DON’T MISS: A gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch is about to take on the Apple Watch LG confirmed from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain that AT&T will soon begin selling the

Best Buy leaks the price of one of the hottest incoming Android smartphones

2 hours 35 min ago
Best Buy is at it again — leaking details about unofficial products before they’re introduced — and this time around the electronics retailer has spilled the beans on one of the most exciting Android handset hitting stores today, a device that’s going to be unveiled during a special event later on Sunday. FROM EARLIER: HTC One M9: Massive new leak offers videos, specs and so much more As revealed by Android Police, Best Buy has listed the HTC One M9 on its website, complete with pricing details and specs. Truth be told, the HTC One M9 isn’t HTC’s best kept secret, as the device has been featured in countless leaks preceding its March 1st announcement. But Best Buy has further

Orange potentially interested in deal with Telecom Italia, CEO tells paper

3 hours 26 min ago

France's Orange and Italy's telecom operator Telecom Italia have been discussing a possible alliance between the former monopolies, Orange's chief executive told the Journal de Dimanche. "There are no negotiations ongoing just exchanges of points of view between the two management teams," said Orange's CEO Stephane Richard. "It would be an attractive European consolidation opportunity." A spokesman for the heavily indebted Telecom Italia said there had been no talks over a possible tie-up with Orange. A period of consolidation has been underway in the European telecoms sector for the past two years as companies from Vodafone to Hutchison seek to bulk up to compete and serve smartphone-toting customers with ever-faster broadband speeds.


A gorgeous Android Wear smartwatch is about to take on the Apple Watch

3 hours 31 min ago
What do you get when you try to combine Moto 360’s appealing regular-watch design the Apple Watch’s good looks and sophistication? If you answered LG Watch Urbane, that might indeed have been a good reply at least until a brand new Android Wear smartwatch was spotted in leaks right ahead of its debut at this year’s Mobile World Congress edition. DON’T MISS: Apple Watch vs. Pebble Time: New renders give a fantastic side-by-side comparison Seen initially in marketing materials at the airport in Barcelona, Spain, and then in official introduction videos that were published ahead of their time, the Huawei Watch might just take the best-looking Android Wear wearable crown now that it’s official. To be fair, even though the Moto 360’s design was praised more

Science finds the best place to hide from zombies

3 hours 36 min ago

When the undead threaten to turn your cerebrum to caviar, where do you run? A new study confirms what you might already suspect, and even offers a specific destination.>


China's Huawei enters smartwatch frenzy with round-face models

3 hours 37 min ago

Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei [HWT.UL] on Sunday launched its first smartwatch, a round-faced device that works with Android phones, joining a crowded market weeks before the introduction of the highly anticipated Apple Watch. At an event tied to the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, the firm unveiled its Huawei watch line in classic, business and sporty versions, while at the same time across town, Korea's LG Electronics launched a similar round-faced model. Both are following the lead of Motorola, which has drawn favorable reviews for its more fashion-conscious alternative to the dozens of bulky, square smartwatches that characterized the first generation of these devices. The Huawei Watch is 42 mm in diameter, slightly larger than Motorola's futuristic rival, the Moto 360.


Huawei announces its first Android Wear smartwatch

3 hours 38 min ago

The Huawei Watch is official, as the company just announced the first smartwatch in its line of wearables here at Mobile World Congress, confirming the leaks we saw in the days leading up to the event. It's a round Android Wear watch with a 286 ppi 1.4-inch AMOLED touchscreen that will be sold in gold, silver, and black. Inside you will find a heart rate monitor, 4GB of storage, 512MB of RAM, a 6-axis motion sensor, and a a Qualcomm 1.2GHz processor to power it all. It will pair to any Android phone using Bluetooth LE.


Is LG's WebOS-based wearable software more than a wacky experiment?

3 hours 50 min ago

The LG Watch Urbane LTE represents a bold move by the company to stand out with a different wearable. But even LG isn't sure if this is a one-off product or a long-term strategy.>


HTC One M9 phone is star of supposedly leaked hands-on video

4 hours 6 min ago

A tech blogger's too-itchy trigger finger has revealed HTC's new flagship phone a day before the firm's press event at Mobile World Congress -- that is, if appearances are to be believed.>


New plane tracking to be tested after Malaysia jet mystery

4 hours 31 min ago

SYDNEY (AP) — Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia will lead a trial of an enhanced method of tracking aircraft over remote oceans to allow planes to be more easily found should they vanish like Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Australia's transport minister said Sunday.


Our first look at LG's new webOS and Android Wear smartwatches

4 hours 36 min ago

The regular Watch Urbane puts a premium spin on Android Wear, but the Watch Urbane LTE is a different proposition altogether — it's the world's first smartwatch with LTE connectivity, and last week we thought it might be the first webOS smartwatch too. By far the more interesting of the pair is the Watch Urbane LTE.