HTC Launches New HTC One Line of Smartphones
BARCELONA: HTC has launched a new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One X, at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The majority of mobile giants had their announcements before the actual start of the MWC – including Samsung, LG and Sony. HTC had the last, and perhaps the most glamorous event of the day, held in a huge rounded dome at the top of the Cúpula las Arenas next to Fira de Barcelona, where the main conference is held.
The HTC One X (the first in a new line of devices called simply HTC One), unveiled by the company CEO Peter Chou, is a 4…
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20 Strange and Hilarious Google Street View Sightings
Take a minute and think about the gargantuan task of photographing every inch of road in the world. Is your mind blown? Now you may understand why Google needs so many cars.Click here to view this gallery.Google is ubiquitous in our digital lives. Its algorithms deliver search results, email and YouTube videos to us in the blink of an eye. But there’s one task Google executes that is remarkably analog. To collect imagery for Street View in its Maps feature, humans (remember those?) drive automobiles, affixed with a multi-lensed camera on the roof, all over the world…
Amazing Water-Repellant Tech Keeps Your Gadgets Dry
BARCELONA: If you’re one of the people whose gadgets often die a watery death, you’d feel really safe at this year’s Mobile World Congress.
Several different companies are showing off their water-repelling technology at the ShowStoppers event, and though we’ve seen similar tech in the past, it’s always cool to see an iPhone submerged under water or drops of liquid literally running away from a specially treated paper tissue.
A company called P2i has demonstrated its Aridion technology, which protects — according to P2i — over nine million electronic devices, including smartphones, tablets and hearing aids…
Sony Announces Two New Xperia Smartphones
As expected, Sony unveiled its Xperia P and Xperia U dual-core smartphones at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona on Sunday. It was the first press conference for Sony since it spun off Ericsson, with Sony’s smartphones now originating from a division called Sony Mobile Communications.
The first new addition to Sony’s NXT series of Android smartphones, which already included the previously announced Xperia S, is the Xperia P, with aluminum unibody construction. It has a 4-inch touchscreen that Sony touts as its “reality display,” and Sony says the screen’s WhiteMagic technology gives it wider viewing angles in bright light…
Canoe Ventures Drops Interactive TV Ads – Lays off 120 Employees
Canoe, which began in 2008 as a joint venture by some of the nation’s largest cable companies, was a plan to create interactive TV commercials that would allow viewing consumers to get coupons or product samples simply by using their remote…
iPad 3: Who Will Buy One, and Why? [INFOGRAPHIC]
The official introduction of the iPad 3 is bearing down upon us, with most rumors placing the Apple press event on March 7 (and a little rumor we heard placing it on March 6)…