Gadgets

Clockwise Podcast 27: UnZipCar

Some things about the Internet of Things, Apple gets out of our dreams and into our car, Mobile World Congress highlights from a survivor, and Jason's shattered iPad dreams. Plus movies, groceries, physics, and glamorous pleather!

Don't-Miss Mobile World Congress Stories

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Blackphone aims to be the most secure Android phone ever

It won't be available until this summer, but its privacy features could be a big hit with the security-minded.

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Jolla shows its Sailfish mobile OS running on Android phones

Have you heard of the Sailfish OS for mobile phones? If you haven't, you should, says the company's CEO.

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Mobile World Congress wrap-up: 3 big trends from this year's show

Our intrepid team of reporters spent the week in Barcelona at the world's biggest mobile trade show, looking at a slew of mobile devices and services. But what topics were on everyone's mind at Mobile World Congress 2014?

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Let my love open the door: Nymi wristband uses your pulse as a password

This fledgling wearable uses your pulse wave as a unique identifier, so it can unlock doors, accounts and more in a way that no one can decode or steal.

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Galaxy S5's fingerprint sensor will be open to developers

Unlike Apple's walled-off Touch ID, developers will be able to take advantage of Samsung's fingerprint reader.

on greenbot.com

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Beyond the hype: Internet of Things shows up strong at Mobile World Congress

The so-called Internet of everything is becoming a reality, disrupting the tech industry

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A Volkswagen Golf TDI can mind-meld with your phone, thanks to MirrorLink

Several major manufacturers now plan to support MirrorLink, a standard for duplicating your phone's display on your car's display, for a more intuitive in-car experience.

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Mio stays on the pulse of fitness hardware with its wrist monitors

Wrist-worn heart rate monitors with the same accuracy as a tight, uncomfortable chest strap? Be still my beating heart.

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Ten smartphones that caught our eye at Mobile World Congress

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may have grabbed the biggest share of the spotlight in Barcelona this week, but there were plenty of other mobile devices that caught our eye.

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The wearables of Mobile World Congress: These are the best we saw

Ready your wrists and wallets, because we saw a bunch of cool smartwatches, fitness bands and wearables in Barcelona.

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Analysis: The Yoga Tablet 10 HD+'s gorgeous display is what makes it special

With its cool design and crisp HD display, this tablet unveiled at Mobile World Congress stands out from the Android crowd and might even cause a few iPad users to stray.

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Oral-B's Bluetooth toothbrush wants to clean your filthy mouth

This smart brush wants to make oral hygiene fun, with videos to entertain you and even achievement badges. But your dentist will approve of its methods too

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This nanotech keeps your phone safe, even after a dunk in the drink

A microscopic coating from P2i coats the electronics inside smartphones to prevent the phones from short circuiting after getting wet.

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Intel wants its new mobile chips in your phone, tablet, toaster and more

The company might finally have a decent mobile chip with its 64-bit Merrifield and Moorefield designs, but its competitors have a huge head start.

on pcworld.com

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I'm Tracer GPS wearable lets you find your loved ones anywhere in the world

Coming in July, the new wrist-worn GPS locator can provide parents and caregivers peace of mind, without having to give young children a real phone.