Mobile World Congress 2018, the world’s biggest mobile telephony trade show is closing today. We had a great time looking at the new technologies and products. Here are the very best products of MWC 2018, in order of appearance: Read full post →Ubergizmo’s Best of MWC 2018



Qualcomm’s President Cristiano Amon has announced the Snapdragon 700 Series, a new line of mobile processors that will fill the gap between the Snapdragon 600 and 800 series dedicated to mid-range and high-end phones. The 800-Series has been running for many years, with the latest incarnation being Snapdragon 845, as found in the Samsung Galaxy S9, the Sony XZ2 and the Asus Zenfone 5Z. All three were introduced this week at MWC 2018. Read full post →Qualcomm Snapdragon 700: A Premium Phone Platform


A short time ago, Huawei made a remarkable entry into the PC clamshell laptop business, and at MWC 2018, Huawei is announcing the MateBook X Pro, a 14-inch laptop designed to compete with the best in the high-end ultra-thin market. Read full post →Huawei MateBook X Pro: A Powerful 14-inch Laptop


As you may know, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 platform is shaping up to be the most powerful system on a chip (SoC) for Android phones in the first half of 2018. We have given you the 845 details back in December. But during Qualcomm’s 5G Day in San Diego HQ, we had some hands-on time with the development hardware, which is as close as you can get from an actual product. Right now, the Samsung Galaxy S9 is expected to be the first phone to ship with Snapdragon 845, and here are real performance numbers.

Without further ado, here are the numbers we got from the development hardware: Read full post →Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Speed Tests: A Taste of The Galaxy S9


With CES 2018 well behind us, we’ll gather our favorite CES products here. It’s impossible to see “everything,” but we focused on our core coverage by mixing real products and innovative technologies that may become tomorrow’s hits. Here’s the list, in no particular order: Read full post →Ubergizmo’s Best of CES 2018


Ubergizmo was one of the official Media Partners of MIK 2017, aka Made in Korea 2017, which was held in Seoul. The event is organized by Aving News, a Korean media company with a branch in the USA. The goal is to help Korean startups and SMBs to think of and present their product and services to an international audience.

To help motivate startups, a panel of international media from several continents  are invited to listen to the pitches and select three companies they think are relevant in general, but also potentially to the media’s home market. Ubergizmo is based in San Francisco, and we were sitting next to media outlets from Japan, Vietnam, Russia, and China, just to name a few. Read full post →MIK 2017 Top 3 Selected By Ubergizmo


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Like clockwork, Qualcomm has announced its Snapdragon 845 system on chip (SoC) and high-end Snapdragon platform which will power numerous high-end smartphones and possibly always-connected laptops throughout 2018.

As always, a major architecture change brings new performance, efficiency, and features. After a very comprehensive briefing at the Snapdragon Summit 2017, here is our overview of Snapdragon 845, split into different areas of interest: Camera, Performance, Battery life, Connectivity, Immersion, AI, and Security. Read full post →Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: Features and Benchmarks


GovTech HIVE main room

In May 2017, Singapore GovTech and IMDA invited me on a press tour that aims at showcasing the best innovations driven by government agencies in Singapore.

Singapore has a long tradition of government-led initiatives when it comes to developing infrastructure or high-tech innovation, one of the most important and recent one is “Smart Nation” launched in 2014, probably inspired by the “Start-up Nation” a.k.a. Israel, a term coined by the book written in 2009 by Dan Senor and Saul Singer.

Our week-long visit to Singapore’s incubators and government-backed R&D facilities gave me a better sense of how Singapore lives up to its Smart Nation reputation.

Read full post →Singapore GovTech Hive: Government-Driven Innovation for Better Services


#IFA2017 – Another IFA came and went, and long with it hundreds of products were launched and demonstrated. It was a fantastic show, but it can be overwhelming. We picked what we think was the best product that debuted, and in no particular order, here are the Best of IFA 2017: Read full post →Ubergizmo’s Best of IFA 2017