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First “frame-less” smartphone launching this week

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Sharp has just teased an upcoming announcement that we can expect today, 19 August, and we’re intrigued.

It takes something real interesting, unique or new to make the world sit up and notice these days, as phones have become quite generic. Unfortunately, Sharp is only expected to enter the US market, and of course it’s native Japan. (more…)

Moto 360 pricing details leaked

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Today’s news are all about wearables, strangely enough. We are expecting the official Moto 360 launch on September 4th, and many questions were being asked about the pricing of this device.

Many believed it would have to cost much more than the recently released Android Wear smartwatches, but that seems not to be the case. If the leak from Best Buy is to be believed, the Moto 360’s price will be very much in line with that of its competitors. (more…)

LG G Watch 2 launching already?

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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It has only been a couple of months since the LG G Watch debuted at Google I/O, but it seems LG already have plans to release a successor. Rumours are suggesting that the company could introduce a G Watch 2 at IFA next month.

If I had paid hard-earned money to buy a G Watch only to find out that a new one is dropping a couple of months later I would certainly be peeved (to say the least). Why would LG have such a short turnaround time between wearables? It might be because of the short amounts of time between Samsung releasing their various wearables. (more…)

Galaxy Gear smartwatches getting Tizen update in SA

Published by on Aug 19th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung Electronics has announced the availability of a new Tizen operating system (OS) replacement for its first generation GALAXY Gear devices. This change enhances the user experience with a new interface, enlarged app ecosystem and additional features, such as a standalone music player and fitness tracking.

Craige Fleischer, Director of Mobile Communications at Samsung Electronics SA: “Samsung is committed to achieving continuity among current Gear devices by providing more benefits to the end user. This OS replacement for the Gear 1 offers a richer user experience with improvements that allow for greater flexibility, to complement the consumer’s lifestyle.”

Samsung’s long-term investment in Tizen and the Tizen developer community also means ongoing enhancements and improvements to these devices in the future.

Below are some of the changed features, as per the press release: (more…)

TomTom launches Runner Cardio GPS sport watch

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, No Comments

image001TomTom has launched the Runner Cardio GPS sport watch with cutting-edge heart rate technology. The Runner Cardio has a built-in Heart Rate Monitor, eliminating the need for a separate chest strap.

The TomTom Runner Cardio is available at selected retailers with a RRP of R3799.00. There is also a Multi-Sport Cardio sport watch available at selected retailers with a RRP of R4599.00. The Multi-Sport Cardio Bundle which includes Altimeter, Cadence and HRM is available with a RRP of R5599.00

There are some other interesting features as well, including: (more…)

Samsung SA helps the Sokhulumi Community

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, 2 Comments

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Samsung Electronics South Africa recently supported Mahlenga Secondary School in Sokhulumi with a Samsung Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS). Sokhulumi is a small developing town in the North West and Samsung made this significant donation to the school in hope of creating accessibility that will allow it to benefit academically for years to come.

The handover that took place on the 08th August 2014 saw Samsung, joined by the Local Traditional Council led by Ikosi MP, hand over the (SPIS) to Mahlenga Secondary School. This initiative serves to empower learners through a more interactive augmented educational experience. (more…)

LG G3 now available nationwide in SA

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, 3 Comments

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If you haven’t used an LG in recent years, the LG G3 may get some getting used to. But if you are in the market for a new Android device, you’ll be doing yourself a disservice if you don’t go to a store and handle this device.

We think this is a great device, and now anyone in SA can get their hands on it. Read more about the G3 here.

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Call of Duty: The Documentary (video)

Published by on Aug 18th, 2014, No Comments

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An homage for fans of the Call of Duty series is heading our way. The documentary looks to take fans behind the scenes of “one of the most successful video games ever produced”.

Legal battles, eSports mega game and a foundation helping war veterans is only a small part of the documentary that will be released soon.

Called CODumentary, it “has been made for COD (they used the large O, not me) and gaming fans everywhere in the world. I just felt it was important to make a film about such a great game and how it’s just got bigger and stronger. There is also a strong moral side to the narrative and we portray the whole picture from the early days right up to 2014 “, says Jonathan Beales, producer of CODumentary. (more…)

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