• Adam Doud

Mobile World Congress from afar



Cliff and Adam discuss their favorite headlines coming out of MWC. The Lenovo Thinkpad goes mobile, insane 240W charging is coming, OxygenOS is sticking around, Mediatek has some new hardware, Poco's got some awesome hardware coming, and TCL is showing off some neat foldables…again…still…whatever.


Plus we have a kinda-sorta tech yeah in the form of the Satechi USB-C Hybrid Multiport Adapter and Western Digital 500GB WD Blue 3D NAND Internal PC SSD.


News stories from MWC


MWC:

Lenovo announces the first Arm-based ThinkPad (Ars Technica)

Lenovo Thinkpads are going mobile with the Snapdragon 8cx processor.


Dimensity 8100 and 8000 announced, first smartphones coming in March (GSMArena)

MediaTek's got some new high-powered silicon coming.


Oppo announces 240W charging, but what about battery health? (Android Authority)

4,500 mAh. 0-100%. Ten minutes. Jeez.


Poco’s X4 Pro 5G brings a 120Hz AMOLED display and 108MP camera at a budget price (Verge)

Poco's got some high-powered hardware coming down the pipe.


Other news:


OnePlus walks back 'unified OS' plans, Oxygen OS is here to stay (Android Authority)

OxygenOS will remain separate for the foreseeable future.


Check out TCL's cool new foldable concept phones | Digital Trends (Digital Trends)

TCL showed off foldables at MWC, but is the look-but-no-touch routine getting old?


AT&T 3G Shutdown Will Kill Connected Features for Millions of Cars (The Drive)

AT&T is shutting down its 3G network with some unforeseen consequences for our four-wheeled friends.


Twitter.com: RUOligarchJets

Jack Sweeney is back with a new jet-following account.


Ukraine engineer talks testing SpaceX's new Starlink service - The Verge

Elon Musk switched on Starlink in Ukraine and his first customer is already online.


Why Google Maps Has Blocked Live Traffic Data In Ukraine (IFLScience)

Google shut off traffic reports in Ukraine in response to the war.


Apple halts product sales in Russia (Verge)

More sanctions are coming toward Russia, but this time from Apple.


Steve Wozniak's new venture takes aim at space junk (CNN)

Steve Wozniak wants to track space junk and try to alleviate the problem.


Polestar O₂ electric roadster concept (Polestar)

A luxury car with a built-in drone. Sure, why not?


Apple announces 'Peek Performance' event for next week (Android Authority)

Apple has a new event coming next week, and no we won't be seeing VR goggles.


Fitbit recalls Ionic smartwatch after several burn reports (Digital Trends)

Your Fitbit Ionic might burn you. You should send it back.


Rivian bumps prices of the R1T and R1S for new and old reservations (Verge)

Rivian made a mistake and in an uncharacteristic move, reversed it.