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First impressions of Huawei’s Mate Xs folding handset

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We got a chance to handle the final version of the Huawei Mate Xs, poking and prodding and flipping and folding the 6in to 8in smartphone to our heart’s content. Kinda. Despite us having a large enough bag, Huawei wouldn’t let us take one home. Yet. Here’s what we learned during our time with the smartphone. 

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A new holographic headset, image sensor are evolving computers in this cloud computing era

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The HoloLens is a powerful example of this, as multiple demonstrations of its capabilities showed. The original model was launched four years ago and was used by NASA for its Mars Rover mission. Because of the eight-minute delay in communications from earth to the red planet, controllers needed to map, plan and execute the path the rover would take, former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden told me last year.

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Hands-on (sort of) with Huawei’s folding Mate X

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Huawei showed off its forthcoming Mate X folding phone-let (or tab-phone) at a media event in Johannesburg today. While we were able to hold the device, we weren’t allowed to fold it, so we had to rope in the help of a Huawei representative for the video below. Nonetheless, we got to check out the camera setup and try various apps, and our early impressions suggest it’s going to be a highly desirable — and crazy expensive — when it arrives in June or July of this year.

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Hands-on with the new Sony Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus and Xperia L3

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As part of Sony’s Mobile World Congress announcement, we’ve gotten a glimpse of the company’s new crop of handsets. In addition to the Xperia 1 (which we weren’t allowed to touch), we saw the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus (which we were allowed to touch). There’s also a lower-spec Xperia L3 on the cards, and Stuff got a chance to handle all three today. 

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