First Click: The best LG phone ever, Zuckerberg's altered reality, and more from MWC 2016

February 22nd, 2016

So, what did you do with your Sunday? We spent it in Barcelona covering the day 1 kickoff of the big Mobile World Congress show. MWC is already shaping up to be a gadget lovers paradise with the launch of the lovely 2-in-1 laptop from Huawei, and the 360-degree cameras and flagship phones from both LG and Samsung. The Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge are refinements to Samsung’s proven designs, but it was LG’s modular G5 and accessories that stole the show. At least until Mark Zuckerberg stole it back with a surprise, weirdly rock-star-like appearance at Samsung’s event.

HTC, Sony, AT&T, T-Mobile, HP and others are making headlines this morning with plenty more to come. So stay tuned all week as Verge reporters Sean O’Kane, Vlad Savov, Dan Seifert, James Vincent, and Tom Warren join Phil Esposito and Max Jeffrey from our oft-imitated, but never-duplicated video team to bring you the best coverage on the planet.

But first, let’s get you caught up on all the biggest stories from the weekend that was.


  1. This image of Mark Zuckerberg says so much about our future

    The image above looks like concept art for a new dystopian sci-fi film. A billionaire superman with a rictus grin, striding straight past human drones, tethered to machines and blinded to reality...

  2. The G5 is LG's best ever phone and its Friends are the reason why

    LG's G5 was only introduced yesterday, but I'm already convinced it is the most polished and complete smartphone that the Korean company has yet built. Unlike its forebears, the G5 grew smaller...

  3. Samsung announces its Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge smartphones

    Samsung had something to prove with last year’s Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. It wanted to show the world that it too could make high-end smartphones with great design and premium materials, just like...

  4. HTC Vive priced at $799, available in early April

    The HTC Vive, which made its big debut at Mobile World Congress last year, returns to Barcelona today with an official $799 price and a February 29th preorder date. Announcing the price of the Vive...

  5. Samsung’s Gear 360 camera looks like an eyeball and shoots 360-degree video

    Samsung is entering the nascent 360-degree imaging market with a new camera called the Gear 360. The camera was announced alongside the reveal of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge this evening at the...

  6. Ferrari somehow magically turned a destroyed Enzo into a better-than-new car

    The beautiful Ferrari Enzo painted in sparkling Nero Daytona that you're looking at above is basically indistinguishable from magic, because it used to look like this: (...

  7. Witness the spectacle of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo unveiling

    Yesterday, Virgin Galactic showed off its new SpaceShipTwo vehicle, called the VSS Unity, in a flashy and slightly absurd ceremony at the Mojave Air and Spaceport in California. The company decked...

  8. Airbus wants to put overweight flyers on benches

    It appears that Airbus is working on new ways to make flying more comfortable for overweight passengers. As The Consumerist reports, the aircraft manufacturer has filed a patent application for a...

  9. 30 years of Zelda: a timeline of the legend so far

    When he was looking to create a new game for the Famicom Disk System — an add-on for the NES that never launched outside of Japan — designer Shigeru Miyamoto built a prototype in which two players...

  10. Huawei’s first Windows 2-in-1 is stylish and incredibly thin

    Huawei has just announced its first 2-in-1 Windows 10 device here at Mobile World Congress, and it's called the MateBook. It's a slick 12-inch tablet that comes with a keyboard case, has really...

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