Don't-Miss Mobile World Congress Stories


Mastercard's working on selfie-based security for online payments

Mastercard will soon let you verify your ID with a selfie instead of typing a password.

Cat S60 is the first smartphone with infrared imaging

The Cat S60 is a ruggedized 4G LTE Android handset that can survive a drop from 1.5 meters onto concrete and be taken up to 5 meters underwater, but its special feature is infrared imaging.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7's personalized auto-brightness fixes a major mobile headache

Samsung is barely talking about one of the best new features in the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge.

AT&T's vision for smart cities

CIO of mobility Glenn Lurie lays out AT&T's multipronged plans for interconnected cities.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. LG G5: Which flagship phone makes a better first impression?

Two of the year's hottest phones were only just announced. It's too early to pick a winner, but we're going to do it anyway.

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Hands on with Sony's Xperia X lineup: A trio of phones we can't wait to use

Sony has a bad habit of announcing phones and then never launching them in the U.S. Apparently, that's not the case this time around—at least for one of the devices.

Meet Sony's latest Android phones: The Xperia X, Xperia X Performance, and Xperia XA

Sony's trio of new Xperia phones offers something for everyone.

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Apple vs. FBI case colors European debate about securing digital identity

Although Apple does not exhibit at Mobile World Congress, the iPhone maker influences exhibiting app developers and accessory vendors and, now, debate at the show about securing digital identity.

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Panasonic's Nubo is a security camera you can take pretty much anywhere

The highly-portable Nubo lets you stake out remote corners of your backyard, or monitor your campsite—and its surveillance and convenience features help it stand out from other security cameras.

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Elliptic Labs' ultrasound tech lets you control your devices with a friendly wave

The company can use a device's existing microphone and speaker to respond to your gesture.

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SanDisk's Extreme 510 Portable SSD is small, fast and tough

This $249 portable SSD is built to withstand hard drops and raindrops alike.

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Intel’s Brian Krzanich says 5G networking will let millions of drones roam the earth

We're not talking "Terminator" (we hope), but we are talking connected everything from toasters to trains, all enabled by the big push for faster, stronger 5G wireless networks.

The durable Sandisk Extreme 510 SSD can survive hard drops and raindrops

You can carry 480GB of fast SSD storage in your pocket. The extra-tough packaging should survive even the klutziest owners.

Facebook plans Internet drone tests, says Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook will begin testing a solar-powered Internet drone called Aquila later in 2016, Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

Panasonic's Nubo lets you take security monitoring outside or on the road

This portable security camera has its own SIM card so it can live without Wi-Fi, among other handy features.

Time out with Nextbit’s Tom Moss and Scott Croyle

Nextbit’s head honchos chat about the Robin’s design, why it eliminated the app drawer, and what’s next in the pipeline.

First look at Sony's half-baked concept devices

Only one of these devices is worth considering, but they wouldn't let us past the demo mode.

Aldebaran's robot, Pepper

Pepper, the humanoid robot, will soon make an appearance in U.S. businesses, its manufacturer says.

Hands-on with Eliiptic Labs' gesture-control ultrasound technology, coming soon to a phone near you

Yes, you could turn on a lamp or wake up your phone with a wave of your hand. Here's how it works.


Facebook to begin testing its Internet drone this year

Facebook will begin test flights of its solar-powered Internet drone later this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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Mark Zuckerberg on Apple vs. FBI: 'We're sympathetic with Apple'

"I don't think requiring back doors is going to increase security," said Facebook's CEO at Mobile World Congress.

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Here's what's different about the Samsung Galaxy S7

Curious about whether there's enough to justify upgrading to the Galaxy S7? We can help.

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The CAT S60 is a smartphone that sees in the dark and swims with the fishes

It can see through smoke, it can dive underwater, and it can run Android Marshmallow: The CAT S60 is a 4G LTE smartphone with a 3,800 mAh battery that owners of thinner and lighter phones might kill for.

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Why 2016 could finally be the year upgradable phones become reality

LG's new G5 smartphone comes with an innovative feature: the ability to plugin and remove hardware modules that add extra functionality to the phone.

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The Huawei MateBook's pressure-sensitive stylus feels like putting pen to paper

The Huawei MateBook's pressure sensitive stylus is really quite capable. Here's what it's like to paint a digital picture with it.