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Samsung’s Galaxy S5 is Awesome: 5 Reasons Why

Published by on Apr 25th, 2014, No Comments

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The Galaxy S range from Samsung has become the biggest thing in smartphones since the smartphone – a la iPhone. There are many reasons why, including marketing and mass appeal. There are many reasons to dislike the device (which we discussed yesterday), but also many reasons to love it.

We are waiting on Samsung SA for an official review unit, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had any time with the new iteration of Samsung’s blockbuster phone. In the first couple of days we have used the device we can immediately come to a couple of conclusions, and comment about some features before we release the full in-depth review, which is coming soon.

Just as a piece of commentary, the 5 Reasons Why article I wrote yesterday was not received very kindly, which I can thoroughly understand. For some reason, some folks didn’t read the entire article and thought it was a review of the device, which it is not. That article, along with this one, is a quick look at the negatives and positives of the device before we have a chance to thoroughly review it.

We do love to get readers’ reactions and opinions, though, so thanks for that. Please do deliver your opinions on these five positives of the Galaxy S5 as well. If you don’t agree with me, feel free to state your opinions like you did yesterday.

Right, so what are the reasons that the GS5 is awesome?

1. Brilliant Display (more…)

OnePlus One official, contender to the Google Nexus? (video)

Published by on Apr 25th, 2014, No Comments

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The OnePlus One truly looks like it will be an interesting smartphone. Not only will it run the new version of CyanogenMod out of the box, but the design also looks very classy, as we can now see in all its splendour since going official.

It has a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel f/2 camera unit. We have to note that what probably makes this so interesting is its price and its casing. (more…)

Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Sucks: 5 Reasons Why

Published by on Apr 24th, 2014, 23 Comments

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The Galaxy S range from Samsung has become the biggest thing in smartphones since the smartphone – a la iPhone. There are many reasons why, including marketing and mass appeal. There are many reasons to love the device (which we will get to later), but also many reasons to hate it.

We are waiting on Samsung SA for an official review unit, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t had any time with the new iteration of Samsung’s blockbuster phone. In our first hands-on experience we could easily and quickly come to some dire conclusions. The phone will sell extremely well, but we don’t necessarily agree with the general public, and here is why…

1. Design (more…)

WhatsApp hits 500 million active users

Published by on Apr 24th, 2014, No Comments

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And people ask why Facebook paid so much for WhatsApp? Less than a year ago WhatsApp announced that they had reached 300 million active users, and now they have hit 500 million. That is a massively impressive growth rate, only equalled in the tech world by their parent company, Facebook. (more…)

LG’s G Watch to be water resistant, in two colours

Published by on Apr 24th, 2014, No Comments

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LG have given us a bit of extra info surrounding the upcoming LG G Watch on its website. It will of course be the first smartwatch launched with Google’s Android Wear platform. It seems that it will be available in two colours, and they do look striking, to be honest. (more…)

HTC-made Nexus 8 reportedly launching in Q3

Published by on Apr 24th, 2014, No Comments

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The Nexus program is the Android purist’s dream – the way Android intended Google at bargain prices. There may be a couple of potential changes on the horizon, however.

There have been rumours that the Nexus program may be coming to an end soon, but Google does apparently still have plans for a couple new Nexus devices this year. This is now apparently not the case, with a rumoured Nexus 8 tablet in the works. The time around, it won’t be made by Asus, but HTC. (more…)

Terminally ill woman takes finals walks with Oculus Rift (video)

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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There are so many gaming devices out there that can have far reaching uses – much more than merely gaming and home entertainment. This week we have seen a noble use for the Oculus Rift. A terminally ill woman’s wishes were able to come true one last time.

Roberta Firstenberg’s cancer treatments failed last year, and she was told she had just a few months to live. Her granddaughter Priscilla (Pri) is a gamer, and the devastating news prompted her to send a note to the Oculus Rift support team, who quickly decided to send a developer’s unit. (more…)

Nokia Asha 210 Feature Phone Review

Published by on Apr 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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Are you one of those people that love their QWERTY keyboards and don’t need a massively expensive smartphone that has one? This device might be for you, then. While the Nokia Asha 210 isn’t perfect, it certainly is a very compelling buy for people in this price bracket. Let’s find out why.

Announced last year, the Nokia Asha 210 offers the basics of what you’d expect from a modern mobile phone, in a package that is easy on your wallet. It is very similar to the Asha 201 and Asha 205, but with better specs.

Here are the specs it offers: (more…)

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