Huawei’s Foldable Smartphone Raises the Bar—and Price Tag

Huawei’s Richard Yu presents the Mate X foldable-screen smartphone during a launch event on Sunday ahead of the MWC Barcelona. Photo: Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg News By Dan Strumpf Updated Feb. 24, 2019 5:24 p.m. ET BARCELONA—Just days after Samsung Electronics Co. launched the industry’s first mainstream foldable-screen smartphone, China’s Huawei Technologies Co. upped the ante with …

Nokia 9 PureView hands-on: An Android phone with five rear cameras

In the past, HMD-owned Nokia leaned heavily on nostalgia to drum up interest for revamped versions of classic dumbphones like the 3310 and 8110 4G “bananaphone.” But not this year. At Mobile World Congress 2019, Nokia unveiled the Nokia 9 PureView, a legitimate flagship Android smartphone with five rear cameras (you read that right) that …

Microsoft’s HoloLens 2 Puts a Full-Fledged Computer on Your Face

If you ask Alex Kipman to name the most significant advancement in the brand-new version of HoloLens, Microsoft’s mixed-reality headset, he’ll say the answer is yes. It’s not an evasion of the question—it’s evidence of his excitement. Kipman, Microsoft’s technical fellow for AI and mixed reality, gets excited about “all of the things” in the …

Tech Billionaire Allegedly Behind A False Flag Operation Played A Role In Creating Fake News Software, Nonprofit Confirms

Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who was allegedly involved in a false information campaign in Alabama, played a crucial role in developing software capable of creating “deepfake” news articles, sources confirmed. Tesla CEO Elon Musk suggests he distanced himself from OpenAI in 2018 after disagreements about the direction researchers were taking the group.  One of the …

Microsoft HoloLens 2: Price, details, and hands-on

The rumors are true: Microsoft officially announced the HoloLens 2, its next-generation holographic headset, at a keynote session at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday. Microsoft says it’ll cost $3,500, and be available to business customers later this year. Like 2016’s original HoloLens, this new iteration is a pair of goggles that projects digital …

Huawei Unveils $2,600 Foldable ‘Mate X’ Smartphone to Rival Samsung’s Galaxy Fold

Not to be outdone by Samsung, Chinese smartphone company Huawei today unveiled its own foldable smartphone at Mobile World Congress, the Huawei Mate X. The Mate X uses what Huawei calls a “Falcon Wing” design with a stretchable hinge that allows the smartphone to transform from a 6.6-inch OLED smartphone to an 8-inch OLED tablet, …

Huawei Mate X hands on: The most promising foldable phone yet

The race to build the best foldable phone is officially on. Not to be outdone by Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, Huawei announced its very own foldable phone called the Mate X at Mobile World Congress. And holy moly does it look superior than Samsung’s foldable phone in every way. The world’s second-largest smartphone manufacturer believes the …

New flaws in 4G, 5G allow attackers to intercept calls and track phone locations

A group of academics have found three new security flaws in 4G and 5G, which they say can be used to intercept phone calls and track the locations of cell phone users. The findings are said to be the first time vulnerabilities have affected both 4G and the incoming 5G standard, which promises faster speeds …

Florida doctor and mom Free Hess exposes suicide tips hidden in clips on YouTube and YouTube Kids

The YouTube app on an iPad. (Patrick Semansky/AP) Lindsey Bever General assignment reporter covering national and breaking news February 24 at 6:01 PM Free Hess, a pediatrician and mother, had learned about the chilling videos over the summer when another mom spotted one on YouTube Kids. She said that minutes into the clip from a …

Report: Julian Assange Receives Australian Passport

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is one step closer to possibly returning home after receiving an Australian passport, according to a UK newspaper report. The Evening Standard revealed Friday that the Australian government has confirmed that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has once again received an Australian passport. Officials at the Australian department of foreign affairs and trade …

Microsoft at MWC Barcelona: Introducing Microsoft HoloLens 2 – The Official Microsoft Blog

This evening at a press event to kickoff MWC Barcelona, I had the pleasure of joining CEO Satya Nadella and Technical Fellow Alex Kipman onstage to talk in depth about Microsoft’s worldview for the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. As part of today’s press event, we also introduced the world to HoloLens 2. YouTube Video …

Microsoft Announces HoloLens 2 Augmented Reality Headset

Microsoft has unveiled the second generation of its augmented reality headset, HoloLens 2, a lighter, more capable, and slightly cheaper version of the original that it released three years ago. But perhaps most significantly, Microsoft on Sunday also promised that it was committed to openness in the “core principles” of its mixed reality efforts. Specifically, …

Huawei Mate X first look: Three screen modes, four cameras, five Gs

Mobile World Congress 2019 is obsessively fixated on two major trends: 5G and foldable phones. So it stands to reason that Huawei’s first entrant into both categories should debut at the Barcelona-based trade show. This is the Huawei Mate X. It’s super-thin, (supposedly) super-fast, and quite unlike any of the handful of foldables we’ve seen …

Microsoft employees slam $480M HoloLens military contract, refuse to create tech for ‘warfare and oppression’

A group of Microsoft employees is demanding that the company not produce weapons for the U.S. Army. (Microsoft) More than 150 Microsoft employees signed a letter demanding the tech giant cancel a $480 million contract to build a HoloLens for the Pentagon, saying they “refuse to create technology for warfare and oppression.” “We are alarmed …

OnePlus 7: Big screen, camera design change coming in next flagship killer

OnePlus is going to make a big design change in its flagship phone, again. After having experimented with notch displays in OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T, the company is set to embrace unique slider camera module, similar to what the likes of Vivo Nex and Honor Magic offer. OnePlus 7’s unique slider camera design has …