Phone Makers Are Partying Like It’s 1999

There’s a good chance your next phone is on display in a booth in Barcelona right now. This week is Mobile World Congress, the annual extravaganza where virtually every single Android device maker shows off its latest and greatest. It’s been an eventful week so far. If you’ve been paying …

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Should You Get Windows 10?

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The Year When Apple's Rivals Stopped Copying the iPhone

Another year’s Mobile World Congress, another crop of me-too Android phones aping all the latest features from Apple’s (AAPL) iPhone. That’s been the script year after year, but suddenly not this year. Android phone makers led by Samsung (005930.KS), LG and Sony (SNE) all seem to have decided to go …

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Bill Gates Says Apple Should Unlock the San Bernardino iPhone

The tech industry has been generally supportive of Apple in its fight against the FBI’s demand to unlock an iPhone linked to the San Bernardino shootings, but one big name is on the FBI’s side: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, who seems unswayed by fears of compromised security and a potential legal …

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Uber Won’t Change Its Background Checks After Kalamazoo Shootings

In a conference call with reporters today, Uber’s security chief stood by the company’s background check process after a man who drove for Uber was accused of killing six in a Kalamazoo, Michigan, shooting spree Saturday. James B. Dalton, 45, was charged on Monday with six counts of murder, two counts of …

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This Image of Mark Zuckerberg Says So Much About Our Future

The image above looks like concept art for a new dystopian sci-fi film. A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality by blinking plastic masks. Golden light shines down on the man as he strides past his subjects, cast …

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Sony Xperia Ear, Eye, Agent and Projector Unveiled

A number of new Sony Xperia peripherals and concepts have been announced at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, including the Xperia Ear, Eye, Agent and Projector, in what appears to be a clear effort to expand the Xperia brand beyond the standard tablet and smartphone ranges. The first …

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