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Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

Victorinox Cybertool is a smart accessory for your analogue watch

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Victorinox and Acer have been working together to combine Acer's technology passions with Victorinox's Swiss pursuit of quality, and bring something a little different to the wearable market. The Victorinox Cybertool is a high-tech addition for your Inox... >>

Watch the Xiaomi Mi 5 Global launch event from MWC 2016 right here

Watch the Xiaomi Mi 5 Global launch event from MWC 2016 right here

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Xiaomi is a Mobile World Congress, looking to make a wider impact on the world with its smartphones, launching the Xiaomi Mi 5, it's new flagship smartphone. The Mi 5 will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset, there's 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB... >>

LeEco Le Max Pro: A super phone for a super ambitious company

LeEco Le Max Pro: A super phone for a super ambitious company

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The LeEco story is an interesting one. Recently changing the name from LeTV - because it does more than just TV - the "Eco" part of the name is nothing to do with being green, it's about ecosystem. LeEco popped onto the radar of smartphone fans with... >>

Forget phones: Mobile World Congress 2016 is all about VR

Forget phones: Mobile World Congress 2016 is all about VR

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If you were looking for a theme for Mobile World Congress, then it's other worldly: MWC 2016 is about virtual reality. Last year everyone lined up to talk about luxury. There were premium handsets, luxury watches, talk of quality materials, jewellery... >>

LG Cam Plus: Get a grip on mobile photography

LG Cam Plus: Get a grip on mobile photography

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Among the range of LG Friends released for the LG G5 is the LG Cam Plus. This is a camera accessory, designed to help you get the best out of your mobile photography. Firstly, let's clear up some confusion. This isn't a camera module, it doesn't change... >>

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

Android at MWC: There are 87 pin badges, and here's what they look like

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Android might not have a lot to announce at Mobile World Congress, saving the big hits of Android N for Google I/O in May, but Google's mobile OS is everywhere on the show floors of Mobile World Congress 2016. As in previous years, Google is having fun... >>

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

Next-gen Qualcomm Snapdragon could power your top-spec VR headset

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The mobile world might be talking about the newly-launched Snapdragon 820, powering the latest devices like the LG G5 and some variants of the Samsung Galaxy S7, but today Qualcomm made the promise of real desktop-rivalling power in its next-gen Snapdragon... >>

HTC Desire 530, 630, 825: Introducing micro splash, Hi-Res Audio, fun and frolics

HTC Desire 530, 630, 825: Introducing micro splash, Hi-Res Audio, fun and frolics

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HTC has updated its mid-range Desire handset line, with the announcement of the Desire 530, Desire 630 and Desire 825 at Mobile World Congress 2016.  This is HTC's fun and funky set of phones, and the most distinctive thing about them is a new finish... >>

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

HTC One X9: Boosting the mid-range with A9 design

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The HTC One X9 was originally launched in Asia in December 2016, and now this handset is spreading its wings and making its way to Europe, fusing design close to the HTC One A9, with a larger display, and the restoration of BoomSound. This probably isn't... >>

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

HTC Vive will cost $799, pre-orders open on 29 February

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HTC has announced that its VR headset, built in partnership with Steam, will be priced at $799 when it goes on pre-order on 29 February. The announcement of the price arrives as HTC unveils the final consumer edition of the headset, evolving a few features... >>

LG 360 Cam: Capture your VR world

LG 360 Cam: Capture your VR world

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LG has made a big bang with the launch of the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress 2016. Among the LG Friends - a range of devices designed to work seamlessly with the new LG G5 - is the LG 360 Cam. LG is following the likes of Nikon and Kodak of embracing... >>

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

LG G5 and Friends is an explosion of fun: Smartphone, 360 camera, VR headset and more

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The launch of the LG G5 heralds the start of something new from LG. It might be an impressive end point at the end of a progressive journey over the past few years, but the launch at Mobile World Congress 2016 sees LG making a bigger splash than it's... >>

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

LG Rolling Bot is a smartphone-controlled ball of fun with frikkin' laser beams

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If you fell in love with BB-8's adorable bally cuteness in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, then prepare to have your heartstrings tugged: say hello to LG's Rolling Bot.  The LG Rolling Bot is one of the LG G5's Friends, one of a number of accessories shown... >>

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

LG 360 VR preview: A unique perspective on mobile VR

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LG surprised many with the launch of the LG 360 VR, a virtual reality headset announced alongside the LG G5 at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. VR seems to be very much the hot topic in 2016, from the major systems like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, through... >>

Massive Samsung Galaxy S7 photo leak leaves nothing to the imagination

Massive Samsung Galaxy S7 photo leak leaves nothing to the imagination

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The cat is out of the bag, the horse has bolted, other idioms are lining up expectantly, as a huge leak of images leaves us in no doubt about what the Samsung Galaxy S7 will look like. There has been no shortage of leaks of this handset, along with the... >>

Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphone storage
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Nextbit Robin review: A clouded vision of smartphone storage

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The Nextbit Robin aims to resolve your storage woes with a clever software system that uses the cloud and will smartly archive and restore your content based on your usage and needs. That's the pitch, but the Nextbit Robin is much more than a phone that's... >>

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

Microsoft Surface Book out now: Buy it today in the UK, price from £1300

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It's official: Surface Book has arrived in the UK and it's now available to buy. When Microsoft announced availability during its big Windows 10 hardware love-in, there was one device missing from the selection that was confirmed for the UK: Surface... >>

Is that an LG G5 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

Is that an LG G5 in your pocket, or are you just pleased to see me?

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LG's new G5 handset could put a bulge in your pants, if a new leaked image is to be believed. As we've been tracking rumours about LG's forthcoming flagship - launching on 21 February at Mobile World Congress - there's been talk about a Magic Slot that... >>

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear chipset signs up its first smartwatch manufacturers

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Qualcomm recently announced the launch of the Snapdragon Wear 2100, a new chipset that's designed specifically for wearable devices. The company, on the eve of Mobile World Congress 2016, has revealed that the first manufacturers have signed up to use... >>

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

Netgear Arlo Q is a 1080p smart security camera for your home

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Netgear is expanding its Arlo range of home monitoring cameras with the Arlo Q. The Arlo Q is a powered camera, meaning it needs to be hooked up to the mains, as opposed to the Wire-Free cameras that Netgear originally launched with the Arlo system, that... >>

Microsoft Lumia 950 review: The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile
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Microsoft Lumia 950 review: The dawn of Windows 10 Mobile

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Windows Phone 7 launched with a flourish. A range of devices, all singing from the same song sheet, from many of the big manufacturers, like LG, HTC, Samsung. It was a uniform alliance of handsets marking the start of something new. Until it all fell... >>

Nextbit Robin's chocolate box design is the start of something sweet (we hope)

Nextbit Robin's chocolate box design is the start of something sweet (we hope)

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We don't do unboxing here at Pocket-lint, but when the Nextbit Robin arrived, we felt we just had to share it, because it's rare to get something packaged so nicely. There's definitely a chocolate box charm to the Robin. Slip off that sleeve and the box... >>

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

Force feedback joysticks and AR headsets aren't just for gamers, they're the future of combat aircraft

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A short train ride from London into the garden of England, as Kent is known, sits BAE Systems' Rochester facility. It's a site of some historical significance in aviation terms, as the WWII Short Stirling bomber was built here, but it's now where BAE... >>

Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR
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Google Cardboard review: The cornerstone of mobile VR

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Google Cardboard was announced at Google I/O in June 2014, and consists of two parts: a virtual reality (VR) headset, technically called a viewer, and the software ecosystem that supports it. Rather like Android Wear, it's one name applied to both the... >>

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

HTC One M10 could launch at 11 April event in London

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We've been tracking rumours that HTC isn't quite ready to launch its next flagship handset yet and with Mobile World Congress fast approaching, it's not going to make an appearance at the huge mobile trade show. Rumours are now suggesting that the HTC... >>