Peugeot’s Instinct concept car has active driving and autonomous modes

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Some concept cars aren’t really cars and stop at the concept part. But Peugeot’s new Instinct concept car has a couple of interesting ideas. In particular, the interior will change depending on the driving mode (active driving or self-driving). Peugeot unveiled the car at MWC today in Barcelona. I generally hate concept cars are they […]

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Santander bank to work with IBM developing mobile apps for staff

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Spanish bank Santander is working with IBM to develop iPhone-based mobile apps for its staff to help them engage better with customers. IBM is also working with Apple on the project, and a suite of IBM MobileFirst apps will be designed using Apple’s modern programming language, Swift, for 11,000 Apple devices at the bank. These […]

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Roborace unwraps its driverless electric car

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The complete Robocar is 4.5 meters long and 2 meters wide, considerably larger than a Formula 1 racer. Inside the central spine is a 540kW battery and four 300kW motors, which the team claims can push the car up to 320KPH (roughly 199MPH). To navigate the track and competitors, a whole cacophony of sensors are […]

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Get Out Topples The LEGO Batman Movie at the Box Office

Share. Rock Dog and Collide fail to crack the top 10. By Alex Osborn After a two-week run in first place at the domestic box office, The LEGO Batman Movie was dethroned by Get Out, which debuted in placed first with $30.5 million. As noted by The Hollywood Reporter, Universal’s new horror movie, starring Daniel […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra review: Sony’s mid-range phones look stunning

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Sony, as per, has launched a ton of smartphones at MWC. This time around it’s launched the Xperia XZ Premium, Xperia XZs, Xperia XA1 and XA1 Ultra. Here we’re focusing on what Sony is describing as its two “super mid range” devices. The first thing you need to know about the XA1s is that they’re […]

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Alcatel A5 LED Phone – First Look

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Alcatel A5 LED hands-on Alcatel unveiled no less than four devices at MWC 2017, and while there was no new flagship to supplant the Idol 4S, the company’s headline A5 LED handset is… well, it’s a distinctive phone that will appeal to some. The €199 device is distinguished by its modular design, featuring removable LED […]

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Facebook digs into mobile infrastructure in Uganda as TIP commits $170M to startups

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While Google is using MWC to show off some of its advances in native apps on mobile devices — specifically in chat apps — the world’s biggest chat app company is doing something completely different. Today, Facebook announced that it is building a 770-kilometer (500-mile) fiber backhaul network in Uganda, in partnership with India’s Airtel and […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XA1 hands-on: Interesting camera, disappointing screen Sony Xperia XA1 price: TBA Sony Xperia XA1 release date: TBA Introduced at MWC last year, the Sony Xperia XA was arguably more interesting than the brand’s then flagship. It was a dinky mid-range phone with a screen that ran from edge to edge, with an ever-so-slight […]

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra hands-on: 6 inches of selfie-loving fun Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra price: £/$TBA Sony Xperia XA1 Ultra release date: Q1 2017 Sony’s 2017 MWC offerings are varied to say the least. Bad naming conventions aside – Xperia XA1 Ultra, seriously?! – there are a number of slightly niche products being unveiled. One […]

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium Phone – First Look

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Sony Xperia XZ Premium hands-on: Do you need a 4K phone? Sony Xperia XZ Premium price: TBA Sony Xperia XZ Premium release date: TBA If you thought the rather tepid response to the Xperia Z5 Premium would make Sony think twice about releasing another “4K” phone, you’d be wrong. Barely six months on from the […]

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