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FlexEnable’s sci-fi wearable previews a flexible display future

FlexEnable’s sci-fi wearable previews a flexible display future

Flexible displays may be a mainstay of science-fiction, but it's only recently that they've started to filter through into production. FlexEnable hopes to overshadow Samsung's curved OLED with its own technology, relying on cheaper LCD panels that use plastic substrates rather than glass so as to be both more imaginatively-shaped and more resilient to impacts and other damage.

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How Lenovo and Project Tango will reinvent your smartphone

How Lenovo and Project Tango will reinvent your smartphone

Lenovo and Google couldn't have picked a more impressive venue to demonstrate the latest iteration of Project Tango at MWC 2016 nor, indeed, one more suited to its indoor mapping capability. The Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya isn't short on fine art, and like most museums you could easily imagine getting lost in its various rooms and corridors.

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Epson Moverio BT-300 hands-on: OLED switch for AR upgrade

Epson Moverio BT-300 hands-on: OLED switch for AR upgrade

If augmented reality is yet to make the market splash its VR cousin has, that's probably down to the relative shortcomings of transparent displays, but Epson's latest Moverio BT-300 suggests a tipping point is close. Freshly announced at Mobile World Congress today, the BT-300 headset not only slims down Epson's wearable display, but massively improves the image quality and usability.

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Hands-on with ZTE’s Spro Plus, a tablet that’s also a projector

Hands-on with ZTE’s Spro Plus, a tablet that’s also a projector

If you thought the days of squeezing a projector into a relatively unexpected place were over, think again. ZTE has brought its latest tablet to MWC 2016, the Spro Plus, and inside its tubby little chassis lurks a straightforward way to inflict PowerPoint presentations and home movies on the innocent.

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Sony Xperia embraces smart devices, debuts Eye, Projector, Agent

Sony Xperia embraces smart devices, debuts Eye, Projector, Agent

MWC 2016 will perhaps be remembered as the day when Sony redefined the Xperia brand. A name that was once synonymous with smartphones is now being used to include a new class of devices with nothing really in common except for the fact that they are all meant to be "personalized and intelligent" devices. The Xperia Ear, which launches is summer, is the first of this breed. But Sony has a couple more devices and ideas up its sleeves, including an Xperia Eye "lifelogging" camera, an Xperia Projector, and an Xperia Agent home assistant.

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Sony reveals a new Xperia X series, promised to be smarter

Sony reveals a new Xperia X series, promised to be smarter

Sony is doing a bit of a re-imagining with its Xperia brand in an attempt to find a new calling in the saturated mobile market. That calling has come through a new "personalized and intelligent" slogan that is being realized, among other things, in a couple of new smart accessories, like the new Xperia Ear in-ear Bluetooth earbuds. That's not to say, however, that Sony doesn't have a new smartphone to go along with it. In fact, it has three! With the Xperia X, the Xperia X Performance, and the Xperia XA, Sony is promising a smartphone that is even smarter than your usual smartphone.

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Sony Xperia Ear: the first in new breed of intelligent devices

Sony Xperia Ear: the first in new breed of intelligent devices

Sony's Xperia brand has been, for quite a few years now, synonymous with mobile devices. But smartphones, and especially tablets, are no longer the hottest craze in the market, something that Sony is feeling especially in its coffers. To adapt to the times, Sony is "re-imagining" the Xperia brand to embrace more types of devices. In particular, devices that exude intelligence and deliver personalized experiences. In other words, more smart devices, starting with the Xperia Ear, which Sony promises is more than just an in-ear Bluetooth headset.

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Qualcomm: 5G is more than just blistering data speed

Qualcomm: 5G is more than just blistering data speed

Shiny new hardware like the Galaxy S7 and LG G5 might be the most attention-grabbing thing at Mobile World Congress this week, but the next-generation backbone of 5G networks are arguably more important. Qualcomm certainly has a vested interest in seeing 5G roll out sooner rather than later, but according to the company is about much more than just a bump in data speed.

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Hands-on with the (potentially doomed) HP Elite x3

Hands-on with the (potentially doomed) HP Elite x3

Is HP inspired, doomed, or just a glutton for punishment? The company is diving back into the smartphone arena, but it's not taking the obvious route. Instead, the HP Elite x3 runs Windows 10, making it a rare beast in the first place, though HP's positioning of the device as a businessman's best friend makes it even more unusual.

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Lenovo TAB3 10 Business kicks off new tablet lineup

Lenovo TAB3 10 Business kicks off new tablet lineup

As part of its MWC 2016 announcements, Lenovo has taken the wraps off its new line of TAB3 tablets, the most notable of which is the TAB3 10 Business, an Android slate designed specifically for businesses. Joining it are the more general TAB3 7 and TAB3 8 tablets, the latter two of which Lenovo describes as its first “series of family-friendly tablets.” All three tablets will be launching this upcoming summer.

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Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus: an octa-core budget smartphone

Lenovo VIBE K5 Plus: an octa-core budget smartphone

Lenovo has introduced its new VIBE K5 Plus smartphone, a relatively inexpensive offering packing a 5-inch display and an octa-core processor. While the phone won’t be competing with the high-end offerings out there, it brings with it some notable features, and also includes some of Lenovo’s own software, making it a good option for individuals using one of Lenovo's laptops.

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Lenovo YOGA 510, 710: Core i7, Full HD, 8.5hrs battery life

Lenovo YOGA 510, 710: Core i7, Full HD, 8.5hrs battery life

In the market for a new YOGA? Lenovo has unveiled two new models in the line, the YOGA 510 and YOGA 710. Both devices are similar but bring their own features and strengths to the table, with the YOGA 510 in particular boasting an 8.5 hour battery life and the YOGA 710 having nearly the same run time. The YOGA 710 in particular comes in two sizes, better positioning it to meet different needs.

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