Michael Nuñez
at 09:39 AM Mar 4 2015
Mobile // 

Before this week's Mobile World Congress 2015 (MWC) in Barcelona, Samsung had its back against the wall. The company reported slumping sales of its flagship smartphone , and many believed its dominance in the smartphone world was coming to an end. But after Samsung's latest smartphone release it's clear that there are plenty of innovative ideas coming from the company.

Michael Nuñez
at 09:39 AM Mar 4 2015
Gadgets // 

There's nothing worse than getting hacked. Ask anyone at Sony, which lost an estimated $100 million in the malicious hacks committed against the company last year. Silent Circle, a company founded by Internet security legend Phil Zimmerman, wants to bring those type of hacks to a halt. The company's solution: An end-to-end service that starts with an ultra secure smartphone called the Blackphone 2.

Michael Nuñez
at 09:30 AM Mar 3 2015
Mobile // 

If you're always on Instagram, Snapchat, VSCO Cam, or pretty much any other photography app, HTC wants you to put its brand-new smartphone in your pocket.

Dan Moren
at 09:29 AM Mar 3 2015
Gadgets // 

With cameras and face-detection software everywhere these days, what's a privacy-loving citizen supposed to do? Anti-virus software maker AVG has a proposal: eyeglasses that thwart those technologies, thanks to infrared LEDs that are invisible to the human eye, but interfere with cameras' ability to see your face. (Want to see a simple version of this in action? Press a button on your TV's remote control while pointing it at your smartphone's camera.)

Michael Nuñez
at 09:29 AM Mar 3 2015
Gaming // 

HTC is teaming up with one of the gaming industry's biggest (and most beloved) companies, Valve, to launch a new virtual reality headset. What's even more exciting is that the consumer version of the VR headset is scheduled to launch before the end of the year.

Michael Nuñez
at 09:29 AM Mar 3 2015
Fitness // 

If you're a outdoor runner, and you still haven't bought a wearable wristband to track your fitness goals, you might want to consider HTC's first wearable device—the Grip.

Alexandra Ossola
at 09:29 AM Mar 3 2015
Gadgets // 

Cranking up the tunes today may lead to the inability to hear them tomorrow, according the World Health Organization. Young people tend to turn the volume too high on their mobile music devices, as well as frequent noisy concerts and clubs. As a result, over 1.1 billion people ages 12-35 are at risk of hearing loss, the WHO said in a recent statement.

 
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