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Nokia, Sprint show a massive MIMO antenna to boost cell service

A cellular base station with 128 antennas may soon help some mobile operators serve many more subscribers in crowded areas. Nokia demonstrated the technology, called massive MIMO (multiple in, multiple out) with Sprint at Mobile World Congress on Monday.

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The legendary Nokia 3310 is back—and it still has Snake

In Barcelona on Sunday, Nokia licensee HMD Global launched a (slightly) modernized version of the Nokia 3310, a rugged, beloved feature phone first introduced in 2000.

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HTC's new Vive payment plans diffuse the high cost of PC virtual reality

The HTC Vive is getting an installment payment plan and some new accessories.

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Samsung mulls iris scanners on Galaxy phones to log into Windows PCs

Soon, your Samsung phone may be able to recognize your iris and log you into your Windows PC.

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Lenovo's integrating Amazon's Alexa in Moto smartphones

Lenovo is working with Amazon to put the Alexa voice assistant in more Moto smartphones, and in the process, looking to depose Google Assistant.

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Lenovo innovation goes on a break with Tab 4 Android tablets

Lenovo says it wants to redefine Android tablets, but you won't find anything spectacular or innovative in its new Tab 4 tablets.

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NTT DoCoMo demos VR control of robots over 5G

At this week's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Japan's NTT DoCoMo is demonstrating remote control of robots via a wireless virtual reality system over a next-generation 5G wireless link.

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5G is coming, but don't get carried away, T-Mobile USA's CTO says

T-Mobile CTO Neville Ray prescribed a dose of reality for the 5G mania overtaking Mobile World Congress this week, telling Ericsson’s kickoff press briefing Monday morning he’s still in the LTE business.

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Lenovo's Yoga 720 brings a bit of game with discrete GTX 1050 graphics

It's the mobile part, but it's better than integrated and enough for most gaming.

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Lenovo's $199 Miix 320 laptop may challenge cheap Chromebooks

Lenovo's Miix 320 costs the same as a low-end Chromebook but offers some nicer features and, of course, full-fledged Windows.

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MediaTek wants to put its new 10-core chip in $300 VR smartphones

The smartphone world will be rocked with MediaTek's new 10-core Helio X30 chip, which will bring premium features like Google's DayDream virtual reality platform to Android handsets with prices starting at $300.

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Cloud companies are eyeing cell services, Nokia CEO says

Enterprises and cloud companies will start trying their hands at cellular this year, Nokia President and CEO Rajeev Suri predicts. “Enhanced reality” and events such as concerts may be where cloud giants first get into mobile services, Suri said at a Nokia event in Barcelona on the eve of Mobile World Congress.

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Nostalgia rules as classic phone brands come alive at MWC

Classic phone brands from yesteryear are coming alive in Barcelona. Nokia, Blackberry and Moto were among the unlikely headline makers ahead of the Mobile World Congress trade show, which starts on Monday.

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Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the past decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones. All ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley startup reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when its phone debuts later this year.

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Samsung's Galaxy Tab S3 is like a giant Note7

Samsung's newest premium tablet, the Galaxy Tab S3, brings an all-glass back, HDR support, and an S Pen.