Children can improve their handwriting by teaching a robot. Yep.

Teaching skills to robots helps children learn

Researchers from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne have just presented CoWriter, their new robotic teaching system, at the Conference on Human-Robot Interaction in the U.S. The system consists of a 58cm tall humanoid robot model plus specialist software that allows the robot to write words, and for its handwriting to improve over time. It’s…

ImmerVision’s 360° camera could change how we create photos #MWC15

ImmerVision took to Mobile World Congress yesterday, to launch 360° panomorph front-facing cameras for smartphones and tablets, that the company claims can radically change how we capture, experience, and share our photos and videos, turning them into fully immersive experiences. ImmerVision has said that this new technology turns selfies into “groupies” (still just giant selfies) and shake-free video…
Silent Circle's launched a new secure platform for business.

Silent Circle launches Enterprise Privacy Platform for secure business use #MWC15

Today at Mobile World Congress, Silent Circle has announced the launch of the world’s first privacy platform for mobile users aimed at the business market. It’s a system of devices, services, and software based on ZRTP – a cryptographic mobile protocol, built for privacy. (The fact that using it might make you feel a little…
Wireless charging furniture is coming soon from Ikea.

Ikea’s adding wireless charging to furniture

Tired of rummaging around on the floor all the time for your phone’s charging cable, or worse – realising that you left it at work? Ikea feels your pain. They’ve just announced a new range of furniture that’ll charge your mobile (or tablet, or other device) with no cables needed. It includes bedside tables, lamps,…

200GB is now smaller than your fingernail #MWC15

SanDisk caused a bit of a stir at Mobile World Congress today as they showed off their 200GB microSD card. That's it in my hand above. The SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSD card can hold up to 20 hours (!) of full HD video and transfer files at up to 90MB a second, which means 1200…
Kazam's ad was banned for being overly sexualised and objectifying women.

Kazam mobile phone ad is banned for sexism

A young woman wanders around in her underwear, fondling her cleavage and thigh, biting her lip. What is this, some sub-‘50 Shades’ soft p0rn? Oh no, look, she’s doing her ironing, must be a gender-normative ad for some boring household product. Ahhh, no, I see what it is now: an ad for Kazam’s Tornado 348…