MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

MWC 2017: Samsung unveils two new tablets but no phone

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The Galaxy Tab S3 was the first of two tablets unveiled by Samsung at a tech trade show in Barcelona Samsung has, for the first time since 2013, opted not to unveil a flagship Galaxy S smartphone at the Mobile World Congress tech show. Instead, it showed off two new […]

MWC 2017: Huawei P10 has smarter selfie and rear cameras

MWC 2017: Huawei P10 has smarter selfie and rear cameras

Image copyright Huawei Image caption Chinese tech giant Huawei unveiled two new phones at a Mobile World Congress press event Huawei’s latest high-end smartphone features a camera on its front that counts how many people are in shot. If the P10 detects there is more than one person being photographed in a “selfie”, it automatically […]

MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones

MWC 2017: Google brings Assistant to more Android phones

Image caption Google Assistant will soon be available to many more smartphone users Google’s voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system. Until now, Google Assistant had only been available on the firm’s own Pixel phones. The service, like Siri on iPhones, allows users to […]

MWC 2017: LG G6 phone is made for split-screen use

Media captionWATCH: LG’s G6 smartphone is designed to run two apps side by side LG has ditched the modular design of its previous flagship smartphone and unveiled a new top-end model that is designed for split-screen uses. To achieve this, the G6’s display has an 18:9 aspect ratio, rather than the 16:9 used by most […]

Google brings Assistant to Android phones

Google brings Assistant to Android phones

Image caption Google Assistant will soon be available to many more smartphone users Google’s voice-activated digital assistant will soon be available on smartphones running the latest versions of the Android operating system. Until now, Google Assistant had only been available on the firm’s own Pixel phones. The service, like Siri on iPhones, allows users to […]

MWC 2017: Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. The device was unveiled ahead of the start of the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona. TCL’s […]

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

UK robotics research gets £17.3m pledge

Image copyright AFP Image caption Robothespian was built by a British company to interact with the public Funding of £17.3m ($22m) for artificial intelligence and robotics research to be carried out by British universities is to be announced by the government. It is part of the government’s digital strategy, to be published by Culture Secretary […]

Blackberry revives classic keyboard phone

A new Android-powered Blackberry with a physical keyboard has been unveiled by Chinese phone-maker TCL Communication. The company now licenses the brand for its devices, after Blackberry decided to outsource the development and manufacture of its smartphones. TCL’s Nicolas Zibell told the BBC’s Chris Foxx that he hoped to revive the brand with “strong products”. […]

Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Cloudflare bug data leak exposed

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Cloudflare founders Matthew Prince and Michelle Zatlyn Private messages exchanged on dating sites, hotel bookings and frames from adult videos were among the data inadvertently exposed by a bug discovered in the Cloudflare network. The firm protects websites by routing their traffic through its own network, filtering out hack […]

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Oculus facing legal ban on VR code used in its products

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Facebook has big ambitions for its Oculus technology and what it calls social VR The video game publisher that won a case against Facebook-owned Oculus has asked a judge to block the firm from using its code in virtual reality products. Earlier this month a US court ruled that […]