It’s not every week that you discover new Galaxies, attack people with owls and get frightened by increasingly human-esque robots, but that’s the world of tech for you. This week saw some big reveals at MWC 2016 in Barcelona, the continuing battle between Apple and the FBI, some new ways to pretend you care about people on Facebook and a whole new episode in the Far Cry saga. It’s a mammoth Week in Tech!
Samsung’s new Galaxies
We’ve been reading the rumours for ages, but at last the new Samsung Galaxy S7 range is official. But is the S7 a great leap forwards, or more of a hop, skip and jump? There’s only one man to ask, and that’s our very own Gareth Beavis.The new Galaxy S7 is, he says “a strong showing” with “a number of potentially important upgrades, but it’s a shame the design looks so similar to the S6”. The Galaxy S7 Edge is much more to his liking, however. It’s “a really great update for the Edge range” with a “beautiful screen” and a “massive” battery.
LG G5: A magic slot is what it’s got
Samsung wasn’t the only phone maker with new a flagship at this year’s MWC. LG was there too with the LG G5, and as Matt Swider explains, “Not only does it include perks for power users, the South Korean company changed the way we access the battery, inventing a cartridge-like input so you don’t have to remove the back cover. This ‘magic slot’ is located in the bottom frame of the phone, and doubles as an accessory port. Add-ons so far include a battery grip with physical camera controls and a hi-fi audio module.” The phone itself is pretty good, but the expandability is what’s really interesting here.
Why MWC was the place to be
This year’s MWC was a good one, and of course we were there to put every new gadget through its paces. We ran the rule over every new phone at MWC 2016, and sought out the completely unmissable computing highlights of the show – and naturally we’ve put everything you could possibly want to know in one placeso you can max-out on MWC morsels. As the late, great Freddie Mercury once sang: “Barcelonaaaaaaaaa!”