Oh Man I Want An E-Ink Display On My iPad [MWC 2013]

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mwc2013bug-coaBARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Here’s something I wish would come to a future iPhone, or – even better – and iPad: E-ink. Imagine being able to switch to an e-ink version of the tablet and read in bright sunlight. Or turn off the various radios and enjoy a battery life measured in months, not hours.

That’s what the e-ink phone can do.

China Brings Its Smartphone Clones To MWC [MWC 2013]

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BARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS — As I was walking around the show floor at MWC today, I noticed a number of smartphones that looked very familiar — yet they were being paraded by Chinese companies I’d never heard of. I saw what looked like a large iPhone 5, an entire range of Samsung Galaxy devices, and a number of high-end HTC handsets.

Except they weren’t really Apple, Samsung, or HTC devices at all; they were actually cheap clones that were trying their best to look like the real thing. They even had fake accessories that were identical to the originals.

Mobile World Congress Day One: Flamenco, Internet-Connected Coffee And Charlie Joins A J-Pop Band [Gallery]

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Having moved to a new venue. somebody saw the need to recreate the twin towers from Plaça de Espanya. In miniature.
Having moved to a new venue. somebody saw the need to recreate the twin towers from Plaça de Espanya. In miniature.

mwc2013bug-coaBARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – It’s not all suits, bad coffee breath and identikit Android handsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Oh no. The world’s biggest mobile device conference also packs in plenty of cultural insensitivity, corporate dorkspeak, and this writer joining a Japanese pop group. Take a look at our wonderful gallery of today, in pictures.

Waterproof LokSak Lets You Dive, Swim Or Cook With Your iPad Mini [MWC 2013]

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mwc2013bug-coaBARCELONA, MOBILE WORLD CONGRESS – Would you believe me if I told you I’m writing this post from underwater? No? Well, you win, you clever thing you, because I’m totally not. Instead, I’m perched on an ass-numbing stool in the Mobile World Congress press lounge.

But my iPad mini could totally be underwater right now, and it wouldn’t even know. Why? Because it’s sealed inside a watertight gadget bag from LokSak.