Tag Archive: Mobile World Congress


Ikea Unveils Phone-Charging Furniture At MWC

 

 

 

 

 

” Furniture giant Ikea has unveiled a range of furniture fitted with wireless charging spots for mobile devices.

  The Home Smart range will initially include lamps, bedside tables and a coffee table as well as individual charging pads for any surface.

  Ikea has used the wireless charging standard QI, which is also supported by Samsung in its latest handset, the S6.

  Environmental group Friends of the Earth urged caution over the recyclability of such products. The Swedish furniture firm will sell charging covers for incompatible iPhone and Samsung models.”

 

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The Newest Privacy Technology In A Cell Phone

 

 

 

 

Encrypted Android Phone Is Only The Beginning For Blackphone And Silent Circle

 

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” Blackphone, the Swiss start-up that’s launching a smartphone with encrypted communications, is planning a series of devices around the same idea, one of the company’s co-founders said on Monday.

“ It’s not the only device we will ever do,” said Jon Callas during an interview at the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona. “There’ll be other security and privacy-enhanced mobile devices.”

  The Blackphone handset, which is being unveiled at the event, goes on sale in June for $629. It looks like a typical Android smartphone and is based on a security-hardened version of the OS called “PrivatOS.” Standard applications include secure calling and text messaging, encrypted file transfer and video chat.”

 

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Samsung Drops Android For Tizen In New Gear 2 Smartwatches

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A mere six months after the introduction of the Galaxy Gear, Samsung is returning to the smartwatch market with two new models: the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo. Announced at Mobile World Congress today, the new watches remain faithful to the original’s look, but make a number of substantial alterations as well. The disappearance of the Galaxy branding is indicative of the biggest change: Android has been replaced by Tizen as the operating system on Samsung’s smartwatches.”

 

 

 

” The Korean company doesn’t detail why it’s making the switch — nor what it will mean for app compatibility between the first- and second-generation platforms — but it does say that the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo will be compatible with “dozens” of Samsung devices right from launch. “

 

The Verge has more