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Look out Apple Watch, Burg is after you with crystals and 3G calling

Look out Apple Watch, Burg is after you with crystals and 3G calling

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Burg Wearables might not be a company you are hugely familiar with, but when it comes to smartwatches, this company has a style to suit everyone. There are numerous options already available, from square and round faces, to metal, leather and rubber... >>

Damson Audio Headbones use bone conduction to deliver your music

Damson Audio Headbones use bone conduction to deliver your music

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Damson has announced the launch and availability of the Headbones wireless bone conduction headphones in the UK, which allow the user to listen to their music while leaving their ears open to hear their surroundings.  The Headbones use the temporal... >>

Say goodbye to jetlag with the NeuroOn sleeping companion

Say goodbye to jetlag with the NeuroOn sleeping companion

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NeuroOn looks like a thicker version of your average sleeping mask on first glance, but beneath its surface lies a whole different world of sleep monitoring. If you thought waking up to a graph presenting your light and deep sleep was exciting, then prepare... >>

Gym addict? The Atlas Wristband knows if you're bench pressing or bicep curling

Gym addict? The Atlas Wristband knows if you're bench pressing or bicep curling

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The Atlas Wristband from Atlas Wearables is a fitness monitor that tracks movement in 3D and automatically matches it to the correct exercise from its database. It was one of the most impressive devices we came across at the Wearable Technology Show... >>

Want a more focused brain? Muse thinks it can help

Want a more focused brain? Muse thinks it can help

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Muse is a brain signal measuring headband that aims to help improve your attention with focused attention training. The company describes it as the "mental equivalent of a treadmill" and the idea is that you essentially exercise your brain to become more... >>

Barcode scanner and rotating display are just two smartwatch innovations from Practech

Barcode scanner and rotating display are just two smartwatch innovations from Practech

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Practech has designed a smartwatch that it claims is based around the user and adapts to whatever situation you need it for. The company says the only thing you need to do is just be you and the smartwatch, dubbed UB, will take care of the rest. We got... >>

SunFriend wearable wants to help you enjoy the sun without burning

SunFriend wearable wants to help you enjoy the sun without burning

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SunFriend takes a different approach to wearable tech by helping you get the most out of the sun rather than monitor your activity, sleep or deliver smartphone notifications. The SunFriend features a sensor inside a rubber mould that measures UVA and... >>

Considering Apple Watch Edition? Here's 5 luxury watches you might want instead

Considering Apple Watch Edition? Here's 5 luxury watches you might want instead

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Apple has announced that its much-anticipated Apple Watch will go on sale from 24 April with prices starting at £299 for the Apple Watch Sport and hitting a whopping £13,500 for the 18ct Apple Watch Edition model. Yes you have read that right and no,... >>

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on: Slim, slender and textured

Acer Liquid Jade Z hands-on: Slim, slender and textured

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Acer announced a flurry of new products at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the successor to the mid-range Liquid Jade smartphone. The Liquid Jade took the position of the company's best looking smartphone when it arrived and the Liquid Jade... >>

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)

Jolla Tablet: Simple, sophisticated and Sailfish 2.0 (hands-on)

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Jolla is a Finnish company that launched a smartphone running on an open-source software called Sailfish back in November 2013 and it has since introduced a tablet running on the same OS, which we saw at Mobile World Congress.  The Jolla Tablet is a... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Apple iPad Air 2: What's the difference?

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Sony announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering what the Japanese company claims is the world's slimmest and lightest 10-inch tablet. It lands in a market with some stiff competition, from the HTC-designed Nexus 9... >>

Why the Guess Connect is the sexiest smartwatch there is (hands-on)

Why the Guess Connect is the sexiest smartwatch there is (hands-on)

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Guess announced the Guess Connect smartwatch at CES 2015 and while we saw it at the Las Vegas show, it was Mobile World Congress where we fell head over heels in love with it.  The fashion company may be better known for its handbags and shoes,... >>

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

Creior Harmony Watch: Stylish well-being wearable for women (hands-on)

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Creoir unveiled the Harmony Watch concept at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing a new take on what the activity tracker could become. The Harmony Watch is a well-being wearable designed for women, which detects motion, light and sleep patterns... >>

Honor 4X: Mid-rangers wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else (hands-on)

Honor 4X: Mid-rangers wouldn't give a XXXX for anything else (hands-on)

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Honor has announced the launch of the 4X smartphone during its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It will be aimed at the European market and will be targeted at a slightly lower sector than the brand's previously announced Honor... >>

Honor 6 Plus: The two-lens snapping smartphone is coming to Europe (hands-on)

Honor 6 Plus: The two-lens snapping smartphone is coming to Europe (hands-on)

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Honor has used its press conference at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to announce a new mid-range device going by the name of the 4X, as well as launch its previously announced Honor 6 Plus smartphone in the European market.  The Honor 6 Plus was... >>

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

Piper nv smarthome camera system doesn't just see burglars, it scares them away (hands-on)

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Icontrol Networks has announced a new Piper at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, building on the original all-in-one home security and video monitoring system. The new model, called Piper nv, introduces a new camera system and night vision to the... >>

HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one

HP Spectre x360 hands-on: A slim, sexy, sophisticated two-in-one

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HP has announced the Spectre x360 at Mobile World Congress, offering a 13.3-inch laptop that effortlessly turns into a tablet thanks to the geared hinge.  It's a beautiful looking device that oozes premium appeal and we were impressed by how professional... >>

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity

Microsoft Universal Foldable Keyboard hands-on: Portable productivity

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Microsoft has announced a universal keyboard at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but it isn't just any keyboard - this one folds in half.  The Microsoft Universal Folding Keyboard will work with iPhones, iPads, Android devices and Windows devices... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua vs Sony Xperia Z3: What's the difference from mid-range to flagship?

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Sony announced a new mid-range smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona rather than a new flagship, but just because the Xperia M4 Aqua doesn't have a 'Z' in its name, it doesn't mean it should be ignored. The Japanse company has gone to town... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Google Nexus 9: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, which it claims is not only "made for entertainment", but also carries the tag of the "world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch tablet". It may wipe the floor with its predecessor,... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet vs Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet: What's the difference?

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Sony has announced the Xperia Z4 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, succeeding the Xperia Z2 Tablet that launched at last year's show with the same size display but a reduction in footprint. The Xperia Z4 Tablet makes numerous improvements... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua hands-on: Flagship features for mid-range price

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Sony didn't follow its traditional flagship smartphone release cycle at this year's Mobile World Congress, resulting in no Xperia Z4, but the Japanese company did pull something else out of the bag - the Xperia M4 Aqua. The Xperia M4 Aqua is Sony's... >>

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet hands-on: Slimmer, lighter and sexier

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Sony has introduced the successor to its Z2 Tablet at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and despite no sign of an Xperia Z4 smartphone, the new 10.1-incher is called the Xperia Z4 Tablet. The Xperia Z4 Tablet carries the tag "Made to Entertain" and... >>

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua looks like the Xperia Z3, but it's only €299

Sony Xperia M4 Aqua looks like the Xperia Z3, but it's only €299

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Sony has announced the Xperia M4 Aqua at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, introducing an update to its mid-range smartphone portfolio rather than a new flagship. Just because it isn't flagship territory however, doesn't mean the Sony Xperia M4 Aqua... >>

No Sony Xperia Z4, but there is an Xperia Z4 Tablet that wants to replace your laptop

No Sony Xperia Z4, but there is an Xperia Z4 Tablet that wants to replace your laptop

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One year on, Sony has announced the Xperia Z2 Tablet's successor at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, delivering what it claims to be "the world's lightest and slimmest 10-inch" tablet. The waterproof Xperia Z4 Tablet measures 254 x 167 x 6.1mm and... >>