We try out the Honor 6 Plus phablet’s photo refocusing feature #MWC15

The Honor 6 Plus 5.5 inch phablet might have an overly familiar name (6 Plus? Really?!), but it does also have a fairly unique feature: dual rear-facing cameras for refocusing photos after you've taken them. We gave it a try at Mobile World Congress: The Huawei Honor 6 Plus has an incredibly sharp and bright…

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…

Ford’s Smart Mobility Plan includes two prototype electric bikes #MWC15

You probably know Ford best for its petrol driven cars. But at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona the car manufacturer seems keen to establish its green credentials with two prototype foldable electric bikes, the MoDe:Me and the larger MoDe:Pro as well as a new smartphone app. Forming part of Ford's 'Handle on Mobility' initiative, which is…
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,…

ZTE’s new smartphone unlocks using the veins in your eyes (!) #MWC15

In a development straight out of a sci-fi film, ZTE today showed off a smartphone that unlocks using a scan of your retinas. The ZTE Grand S3 uses EyeVerify to bypass any kind of lock screen, pin or pattern, instead using the front-facing camera to analyse the unique vein patterns in your eyes. To do this,…

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…

Hands on with the HTC One M9 #MWC15

Shiny Editor Holly goes hands-on with the brand new flagship HTC One M9 Android smartphone at its launch, held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. HTC One M9 UK launch date The One M9 will be available to preorder in the UK from the 20th of March, and will begin shipping on the 2nd of…