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Mobile World Congress 2015

The Yerka Bike’s unique design makes it virtually theft-proof

Yerka has designed a bike that uses its own frame as a lock; if a thief were to cut the lock, they'd damage a crucial part of the bike and make it impossible to ride away.

Cool Tech

Bats use echo location to munch bugs, but this phone uses it to snap selfies

Elliptic Labs uses ultrasound technology and gesture controls so you can operate your phone without having to touch it. It works from a distance and can be used in a number of apps.

Mobile

Mad Max versus Metal Gear: September 1 has another huge release

Mad Max, the upcoming post apocalyptic, open world, vehicular combat game from Avalanche Studios, will arrive on PlayStation 4, Windows, and Xbox One on September 1, 2015.

Gaming

Ford’s e-bike knows when you’re tired of pedaling, takes over

Ford's new e-bike may be aimed at the commercial sector, but we want to hop on for a ride. It syncs with your phone and the handlebars vibrate to indicate which way to turn.

Cool Tech

Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental hit by hackers

Luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental confirmed Thursday it's been the victim of a point-of-sale scam resulting in the theft of credit card data by as yet unidentified hackers.

Computing

Shazam planning to expand its service to ‘object recognition’

Shazam's been identifying music tracks and TV shows for years, but now it's looking to expand its service to object recognition, allowing users to ID everyday items for more information, or to make a purchase.

Mobile

Harrison Ford injured in California plane crash

Harrison Ford has been injured after the single-engine aircraft he was piloting crash landed on an LA golf course on Thursday afternoon. The 72-year-old actor is said to be in a stable condition.

Movies & TV

Is the Raspberry Pi 2 a $35 miracle PC, or still a hobby oddity?

The new Raspberry Pi 2 made a surprise debut last month with a substantially quicker processor and more connectivity, but the $35 computer is still more of a tinker’s toy than a serious PC.

Computing

Who’s the king of online radio? New report crowns the winner

Online streaming music has been abuzz for years now, but how many people are actually listening? What is the most popular service?

Music

Bieber beware: The list of Comedy Central roasters is out, and it’s weird (Update)

Kevin Hart will be the Roast Master at the roast of Justin Bieber, scheduled to air on Comedy Central on March 30, and the list of roasters will include names like Snoop Dogg, Shaq, and Martha Stewart.

Movies & TV

Battle Cat, we presume? Masters of the Universe producer posts intriguing new image

Masters of the Universe movie producer DeVon Franklin posted a photo that appears to be concept art for He-Man's trusty steed, Battle Cat, in the upcoming film.

Movies & TV

Fifty Shades of Grey is now Universal Pictures’ most successful R-rated movie of all time

Fifty Shades of Grey has surpassed $500 million at the global box office to become Universal Pictures' most successful R-rated movie of all time

Movies & TV

With a Kevlar back and room for up to 464GB, Saygus's V2 doesn't mess around

The Saygus V2 has a spec list fit to make the most hardened Android geek drool with anticipation. We went hands on with it at MWC in Barcelona

  • Pros: Huge storage , Rugged , Great cameras , Fingerprint sensor
  • Cons: Older processor , Quite chunky