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This $50 cube streams anything on your phone to any TV

The SlimPort Nano-Console is a clever way of transforming your phone into a game console and a set top box. It also allows you to charge it up and there's a handy touch pad…

  • Pros: Easy to use , Screen mirroring , Low latency for gaming…
  • Cons: Limited compatibility , Aesthetic design , Remote takes…

BlackBerry is open to making another tablet, so long as it’s ‘iconic’

In an interview during Mobile World Congress, BlackBerry CEO John Chen confirmed he is open to having his company create another tablet. However, in order for BlackBerry to consider this, the tablet will have to be 'iconic.'

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Gionee decides the Elife S7 is slim enough, packs on a little muscle mass

The Gionee Elife S7 isn't the company's slimmest phone, but it is it's best looking. Shifting focus means Gionee's concentrating on the things that matter - lots of power, a great…

  • Pros: Sleek metal chassis , Feature-packed camera , Android…
  • Cons: Limited availability announced , UI improvements unproven

Samsung decides to take a breather from the smartwatch space — For now

Samsung confirmed the company is taking a break from making smartwatches. Considering how the company released six such devices in a span of just a year and a half, this might not come as a surprise to some.

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Ubuntu finally has the phone it deserves. Now it just needs the apps to match

Ubuntu Mobile has found an interesting partner in Meizu, the smartphone brand that has installed the OS on its MX4, which previously ran Android. It has got the hardware, but the software's still not quite ready for the primetime.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler talks Net neutrality decision and spectrum auctions

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler addressed the Net neutrality decision, spectrum auctions, and more at Mobile World Congress 2015. Although his keynote provided few answers, it held some good info.

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Defang your keys: This liquid makes your phone screen as hard as sapphire

Kristall's Liquid Screen Protector applies with a few wipes and makes your screen as hard as sapphire glass.

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Microsoft's latest Lumias prove Windows Phone can hold its own

Microsoft sure makes a nice budget smartphone. Its latest Lumias, the 640 and 640 XL, are both attractive and reasonably powerful, even though their prices are fairly low. The new…

  • Pros: Sturdy plastic design , Compatible with future Windows 10…
  • Cons: Still running Windows Phone 8.1 , Lumia 640 has weaker…

Blackphone returns for round 2 with the Blackphone 2 and Blackphone+ tablet

Silent Circle returned to MWC this year to announce both the Blackphone 2, the sequel to last year's privacy-focused Android smartphone, and the Blackphone+, the company's rumored Blackphone tablet.

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We dive into the mid-range with Sony's Xperia M4 Aqua

The M4 Aqua offers most of the benefits of Sony's flagship Xperia range, but without the high-end price tag. It's plastic, but slick enough to make it a tempting prospect for most…

  • Pros: Fast processor , Waterproof , Decent battery life , Great…
  • Cons: Plastic body , Screen resolution

MWC day one roundup: All the news from the biggest mobile tech show in the world

If you haven't been glued to your computer for the last two days, we've got a good recap of some of the hottest new tech and mobile devices out of the world's largest mobile trade show, MWC 2015.

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Stare to unlock: ZTE’s Grand S3 brings retinal scanning to your phone

Plenty of phones can read a fingerprint to unlock them, but what if you could simply look at your phone to unlock it? The retinal scanning in ZTE’s new Grand S3 makes it possible.

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Digital Trends Top Tech of MWC 2015 nominees

From phones to tablets and even some genuinely swanky smartwatches, our handpicked nominees represent the best products shown off at Mobile World Congress 2015 in Barcelona.

These prototype eyeglasses from AVG make you invisible to facial recognition software

Whether you like it or not, we live in a surveillance state, but not to worry -- At MWC in Barcelona this week, security software maker AVG is demoing a pair of concept glasses that can bamboozle even the most sophisticated facial recognition tech.

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Can a tablet be too light? Sony's featherweight Xperia Z4 almost made us wonder

We got up close and personal with the stunningly svelte Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet. This premium powerhouse really packs a punch, and it looks gorgeous.

  • Pros: Super svelte , Lightning fast , Long battery life…
  • Cons: Too light