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LG’s latest flagship uses your hand veins to unlock

We’ve already known about the G8 ThinQ for some months now. And a few weeks back, LG made the whole camera rig official, announcing that the handset would be getting a ToF image sensor on its front-facing camera, bring, among other things, advanced face unlock technology. The company did manage to save a few tricks ...

Unreal Engine 4 support is coming to HoloLens 2

Microsoft closed out today’s big HoloLens 2 debut with a surprise appearance by Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney. The gaming exec was clearly impressed by the technology’s future for both developement and consumer augmented reality. “I believe that AR is going to be the primary platform of the future for both work and entertainment,” he ...

Microsoft and Trimble made a hardhat with HoloLens built-in

Microsoft is really hoping to get down to business with the next version of the Hololens. In fact, the software giant announced a new customization program for the HoloLens 2. How, precisely such customized versions of the XR headset will look remains to be seen, but the company’s first partner, construction hardware company Trimble, is ...

Microsoft announces an Azure-powered Kinect camera for enterprise

Today’s Mobile World Congress kickoff event was all about the next Hololens, but Microsoft still had some surprises up its sleeve. One of the more interesting additions is the Azure Kinect, a new enterprise camera system that leverages the company’s perennially 3D imaging technology to create a 3D camera for enterprises. The device is actually ...

TCL will launch its first foldable next year

Last week a bunch of TCL foldable concepts leaked out — and honestly, a few of them looked pretty cool. But alas, concepts are just concepts, and certainly no guarantee that the things will ever make it to market. The company did have some foldable news to share this week at Mobile World Congress, but ...

Need cameras? The Nokia 9 PureView has lots

You want camera? The Nokia 9 PureView has them — more than you could ever possibly need, really. The latest premium device from HMD sports a five camera hexagonal array, along with the flash and color sensors. The two front-facing cameras, meanwhile, bring the total up to seven. Overkill? Yeah, probably. But the device certainly ...

HMD keeps feature phones and Snake alive with the Nokia 210

HMD was something of an instant success when it launched at Mobile World Congress two years back. That rapid rise owed to a few key things: price, familiar branding and its predecessor’s long time commitment to the feature phone. Those who’ve been following the industry for some time will recall that the original Nokia mobile ...

This is what a foldable phone case looks like

Foldable phones are having their moments at this year’s Mobile World Congress. A few days after Samsung debuted the Galaxy Fold on stage at an event in San Francisco, Huawei has just shown off its solution, the Mate X. On the face of it, the device looks like it may well be a step up ...

Huawei’s 5G foldable costs $2,600

Foldables are expense. And so are 5G phones. But foldable 5G phones? Well, um, get ready for that second mortgage. At the end of Huawei’s MWC press conference, mobile chief Richard Yu dropped a pricing bombshell, noting that the recently announced Mate X will run €2,299 ($2,600). There’s a pricing premium and then there’s that. ...

The Mate X is Huawei’s 5G foldable

The world’s fastest growing mobile company has long had a chip on its shoulder when it comes to Apple and Samsung. For too long, the company has had to go out of its way to remind the world that it’s capable of being every bit as innovative as those better established brands, a concept very ...