As technology moves from desktop to handheld to wearable (connected fitness bands, smartwatches, Google Glass), one might wonder if microchipping is the next step in our tech evolution. The answer is an emphatic yes, according to CBS's "Intelligence," a new suspense series that airs Mondays (10 p.m. ET/PT). Josh Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced by a supercomputer microchip in his brain, which gives him unfettered access to the Internet, Wi-Fi, telephone, and satellite data -- info he uses to protect the US from foreign enemies. On the show, actor P.J. Byrne (&… Read more
The Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 aren't the only gadgets set to debut at Samsung's Unpacked event on Monday at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The South Korean tech giant is also rumored to be building a health-centric gadget, dubbed the Galaxy Gear Fit.
Korean site MK reports that the Galaxy Fit features a sensor instead of a camera and can monitor your steps and sleep habits. Citing "sources in the electronic sector," the site says you'll also be able to share how much you've been exercising via social networks.
If real, the … Read more
Few things in the smartphone realm can rival the madness around a new iPhone announcement, but the arrival of a new Galaxy definitely is a contender. Samsung has invited journalists to a Monday shindig at Mobile World Congress at which it's expected to spill the details on the upcoming Galaxy S5.
You can follow the proceedings on CNET's live blog and expect to get answers to pressing questions like whether it will have a fingerprint sensor and if it will come with a premium metal case option.… Read more
There's a lot riding on Samsung's Galaxy S5, and it goes beyond having the most coveted smartphone in the market.
The Galaxy S5, which will make its debut on Monday at Samsung's "Unpacked 2014 Episode 1" event at Mobile World Congress, serves as a potentially critical turning point for the Korean electronics giant. After a lackluster response to the Galaxy S4, Samsung's impending new flagship phone could indicate whether the company still has "it," and ultimately determine whether the company cements its position as king of the hill -- or starts to … Read more
BARCELONA, Spain -- Will Nokia finally go Android?
On the first official day of Mobile World Congress, Nokia is widely expected to unveil an Android-powered smartphone -- a departure from its previous decision to solely stick with Microsoft's Windows Phone platform. The company will likely unveil a few Windows Phone devices as well, but an Android phone would certainly capture all of the headlines.
CNET senior editor Jessica Dolcourt, photographer Sarah Tew, and I will be bringing you all the details, photos, and commentary from the event. The event kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Monday local Barcelona … Read more
In case the rumors, leaks, and Unpacked event invitation hadn't convinced you that Samsung is on the verge of announcing its new Galaxy S5 smartphone, a new teaser video should.CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress
The Korean electronics giant's video, published Friday, gives a starring role to the number 5 in the video then concludes with the words "the next Galaxy." That broad a hint doesn't leave much to the imagination, though unlike many teaser videos, the phone itself doesn't make an appearance even in silhouetted form.
By showing a boy … Read more
The HTC Desire 8 should provide a large, albeit mid-range, Android experience when it makes its debut.
According to a fresh set of leaked specs out of evleaks, the handset should include a 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor with 1.5GB RAM. The display size is tipped to be a bordering-on-phablet 5.5-inches with a 720p resolution that should put the image quality around 267 pixels per inch.
Additional specifications for the Desire 8 include 8GB internal storage with microSD expansion, a 13-megapixel rear camera, and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter.CNET's full coverage of Mobile World Congress
As … Read more
In the runup to the Samsung Galaxy S5's Mobile World Congress unveiling next week, we've kept you updated on a long list of rumors about the device, and I've shared the finer details of what I'd really like to see in the S5.Join us for CNET's live blog of Samsung's Unpacked event from Mobile World Congress
Wish lists and speculation are one thing. Now it's time to spell out the the design, internal components, and other features that the phone will probably have. Call this educated guessing if you'd like. Samsung … Read more
When Google sold off Motorola Mobility, it kept the company's Advanced Technology and Projects (ATAP) group and moved it under the Android umbrella. Now we know at least part of the reason why: Project Tango.
Project Tango is an ambitious attempt by ATAP, a skunkworks division with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) roots that's been peeled away from Motorola Mobility, to give smartphones the ability to do realistic 3D mapping and create virtual experiences as the phone's owner moves through the real world. Not surprisingly, there's more to it than that.
The key move to … Read more
We will finally see Samsung's next big thing, the Galaxy S5, next Monday when it is revealed at a Samsung "Unpacked" event during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, but when will the rest of us be able to finally get our hands on one?
Turns out the wait may be a little longer than you might hope. … Read more