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Good news Xperia fans! The Xperia Z3+ is a version of the cool Xperia Z4 for everyone

Sony has finally announced an international version of the Xperia Z4. It's called the Xperia Z3+, and it has a water resistant, slim, and light body with a Snapdragon 810 chip and a 5.2-inch screen.


Watch U.S. Netflix anywhere with TunnelBear, now available as a Chrome extension

Who knew VPNs and online privacy could be so simple and cute? That's what the TunnelBear app does. It takes a complex, and often dull, feature and makes it accessible, simple, and best of all, fun.


BlackBerry’s all-touchscreen Leap is now on sale in Canada, the U.S., and India

The all-new BlackBerry Leap smartphone, which has a full touchscreen instead of a full physical QWERTY keyboard, is now up for pre-order through the company's website, where it'll cost you $275 without a contract.


Microsoft Lumia 640 and 640XL: Pre-orders start in the UK, while the U.S. must wait for AT&T

Microsoft introduced two new Lumia smartphones back in March: The Lumia 640 and Lumia 640 XL. The mid-range phones sport solid specs, low price tags, and are both starting to go up for pre-order around the world.


Feel the vibration! How a buzz on your wrist could change smartwatches

Those annoying rumbling alerts we get from our smartwatches or smartphones, better known as haptic feedback, could be a lot more informative, fun, and interactive; but manufacturers aren't exploiting what's possible.


The Innos D6000 has not just one, but two, count ’em, two, batteries

If you just looked at the outside, the Innos D6000 looks like any other Android smartphone. Look on the inside, however, and you'll find not one, but two batteries, which, combined, total 6,000 mAh. That's a lot of juice.


Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S5: Is Samsung’s new phone actually better?

Samsung unveiled the design-first Galaxy S6 at MWC 2015. We compare the brand-new flagship handset against the tried and true Galaxy S5.


At last, there’s a way to turn your useless dog into a smartphone

Dogs may be man's best friend, but they are relatively useless otherwise. This clever dog collar has GPS and can even house a SIM card, turning your dumb dog into a smart dog. Yes, it is possible to make calls.


How Google subverted the world’s largest mobile trade show with 124 tiny Android Pins

One thing took Mobile World Congress by storm this year, and it wasn't a phone, tablet or smartwatch. It was Android pin mania, and a crazy-but-amazing collectors culture sprung up around them almost instantly.


Here are the 8 best camera features of the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The cameras in Samsung's Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are some of the best in the industry yet. Here are eight features that improve upon the already-strong camera in the Galaxy S5.


Thermal imaging doesn’t just illuminate the dark, it now lets you turn dumb objects smart

Metaio has been showing off a series of demos designed to showcase the potential of augmented reality technology. Thermal touch has real potential as a an alternative control scheme for wearables that doesn't rely on direct interactions with your device.

Cool Tech

Amazing iris scanner lets you unlock your phone and pay bills with your eyes

Delta ID's new ActiveIris Technology scans your iris to verify your identity. Once it's incorporated into phones, it will be able to unlock your device, make payments, log into websites, and more.


MWC Day four roundup: LG Watch Urbane LTE, Ford, Samsung and more

Mobile World Congress is drawing to a close in Barcelona, but announcements of new gadgets and services keep pouring out like a leaky faucet. If you haven’t been poring over your news feed, it’s easy to miss the biggest news. Here’s what happened…


From YouTube to Dropbox, Jumptuit collects your scattered cloud content in 1 app

Jumptuit TV, which streamlines all of your media stored on various devices and cloud services, announced new support for Android and Tizen Smart TVs earlier this week at the Mobile World Congress.

Home Theater

This robot can dance like Michael Jackson, and we can’t stop watching

This programmable robot from Spanish manufacturer, BQ, is designed to inspire the next generation of mechanical engineers, and we have video of it slaying the dance floor like Michael Jackson.


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.


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.

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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

LG's elegant Watch Urbane LTE exposes everything that's wrong with Android Wear

We go hands on with the Watch Urbane LTE, LG's attempt to make its own smartwatch operating system. With awesome new features, LTE built in, and a beautiful new design, it's our…

  • Pros: LG's most beautiful watch yet , Built-in LTE for calling and…
  • Cons: Only coming to South Korea (for now) , App selection is…

AT&T wants to make sure you’re as healthy as possible with ForHealth

During Mobile World Congress, AT&T announced ForHealth, the carrier's health service that collects health and fitness data. The services uses that data and issues you warnings and recommendations based on that data.

MWC day three roundup: HTC Vive, Nokia N1, and more

We singled out the best gear, gadgets, apps, and accessories at MWC 2015 and handed out awards for the Top Tech of the show yesterday. But without a fat lady to sing us out, the show goes on and the news keeps on coming. Here are the highlights from day 3 of…

This portable battery can charge your gadgets forever, if you have water and salt

We spoke to Bjorn Westerholm, CEO of MyFC about his new portable fuel cell charger for mobile devices. It's a green solution with recycled materials, powered by water and salt, and an eye-catching product that could turn charging on its head.


Samsung’s Galaxy S6 vs. HTC One M9: Which Android phone is best?

Mobile World Congress this year brought with it a number of awesome updates to major flagship phones, including new additions to the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy lines.


The real world is dead to me after trying HTC's astounding Vive VR

We got an early chance to try out the Vive, a new virtual reality system from HTC and Valve. Here’s how it blew us away and what we know so far about how it works.

  • Pros: Most immersive VR we've ever used , Seriously, it's amazing…
  • Cons: Price unknown , May require extensive setup , Dev unit has a…

GranitePhone is designed to keep your personal data secure, and prevent leaks

Looking for a smartphone that's s secure as Fort Knox? The Sikur GranitePhone is built from the ground up with security and secure messaging in mind, and can help ensure your secrets don't ever get out.


Galaxy S6 vs. Galaxy S6 Edge: Which Samsung phone is best?

Samsung debuted the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge at MWC 2015. However, although they both tout gorgeous 5.1-inch display and a brush-aluminum body, how do they compare otherwise when stacked up alongside one another. Check out our spec comparison to find out.


Digital Trends Top Tech of MWC 2015 Award Winners

Mobile World Congress 2015 brought an impressive array of gadgetry to Barcelona, but our Top Tech of MWC award winners truly towered above their competitors in six different categories.


Hands on: Nokia N1 tablet

The Nokia N1 is the famous company's return to the mobile world, although it's not a smartphone, but an Android tablet. Nokia has installed its own Z Launcher, which learns how you…

  • Pros: Great design , Beautiful screen , Extremely powerful…
  • Cons: Z Launcher isn't very exciting , Not available outside China

We saw 100 of Yezz’s wildest ideas for Project Ara modules (and they’re hilarious)

Project Ara is Google's modular phone, which relies on other companies building compatible modules to power it. One company is Yezz, and we got to see some of the wild ideas it has for Ara in the future.


MWC day two roundup: Samsung, Pebble, Windows Phone and more

Day two has come and gone in Barcelona, where 2015’s Mobile World Congres (MWC) show is in full swing. And amid the tapas plates and tangos, we’ve seen a helluva lot of amazing technology. Here are some of the highlights from the biggest mobile tech…