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Mobile app uses AR to locate friends in a crowd

In a crowded music festival setting, losing sight of friends is a common problem - but now there's a solution...

10 Jun 2019

FRANCE

European privacy watchdogs probe Facebook; EU wants to 'finalise' Google market abuse probe

PARIS, FRANCE: European data protection authorities have joined forces to probe Facebook's privacy controls, a French watchdog said on Thursday, putting the popular US social media giant under fresh pressure...

17 Apr 2015

SPAIN

Asian firms challenge Apple with snazzy new smartphones

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Several big Asian phone companies launched new high-end smartphones and other wireless gizmos on Sunday, hoping to challenge US giant Apple in a big year for wireless gadgets...

3 Mar 2015

SPAIN

Firefox to power US$25 smartphone

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Firefox OS, an new smartphone operating system aimed at challenging Apple and Google, will power a new category of US$25 smartphones for developing countries, the California-based non-profit Mozilla Foundation said.

3 Mar 2014

SPAIN

Nokia, BlackBerry, Motorola search for lost glory

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Once the mobile world's pioneers, Nokia, Motorola and BlackBerry are now the industry's sorry laggards, searching for lost glory.

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Smartphones dissect lives of navel-gazing owners

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Precisely how many steps have you taken today? Exactly how fast is your heart beating? How clean are your teeth?

27 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Nokia's new Android smartphone despite Microsoft

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Nokia showed off a new range of smartphones powered by Google's Android operating system, even though the company is being taken over by Microsoft.

26 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Free voice calls for WhatsApp by mid-year

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Fresh from a US$19bn takeover by Facebook, mobile messaging service WhatsApp said it will launch free voice calls by the middle of this year.

25 Feb 2014

SPAIN

One-second movie downloads on next mobile network

BARCELONA, SPAIN - When the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in about a second.

24 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Samsung seeks to wow mobile world with new smartphone

MADRID, SPAIN: Samsung aims to take the mobile world by storm by almost certainly unveiling a new Galaxy S5 smartphone with rumoured Apple-fighting features such as a fingerprint scanner and larger screen.

21 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Hooked players drive mobile game explosion

MADRID, SPAIN: Fanatical players forking out money to get ahead in games such as Candy Crush Saga or Angry Birds are driving explosive growth in the multi-billion dollar mobile gaming business.

19 Feb 2014

SPAIN

Firefox launches its cheap new phone

MADRID, SPAIN: A smartphone powered by the Firefox operating system has been launched in Spain.

4 Jul 2013

SPAIN

Out with the phone, in with the watch

BARCELONA, SPAIN: After the smartphone, the intelligent watch promises to become the latest hi-tech trend, allowing wearers to peek at messages and even take calls without touching their phones.

1 Mar 2013

SPAIN

Cars are the latest smartphone 'accessory'

BARCELONA, SPAIN: Automobile giants at the world's biggest mobile fair are showing off a new technology that turns a car into a smartphone accessory, allowing a driver to use cutting-edge apps without veering off the road.

1 Mar 2013

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