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iWatch rumoured to cost around $400

Published by on Sep 2nd, 2014, 2 Comments

iwatchWith the rapidly approaching Apple event on the 9th of September every iFan around wants to know what will be presented, when will it be available and most importantly what will it cost me? All of the latest rumours agree that Apple will launch the iPhone 6 (both models) as well as the iWatch on their 9/9/2014 event. Whilst the smartphone prices should be in line with competitors and previous releases it is still unclear what kind of hole the Apple wearible tech will make in the consumer’s pocket. Now some credible sources have come to the party… (more…)

Google to reveal first Android One phones on Sept 15th

Published by on Sep 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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Ever since Google announced Android One out of nowhere, we have been very interested to see it on a budget device. We might not have to wait much longer, with the first Android One smartphones rumoured to be launching in two weeks.

Google is holding an event in India on September 15th, and it seems likely that it’ll take this opportunity to focus on these new phones. Android One allows manufacturers to make phones based on inexpensive hardware designs put together by Google. (more…)

Aerial shots of first stages of Apple’s spaceship campus

Published by on Sep 1st, 2014, No Comments

Apple Spaceship Campus

Almost a year ago, we reported on Apple’s extensive plans for their new, spaceship-like campus in Cupertino, California. And while we know that the project has been on track for quite some time, one YouTuber filmed some sneaky ‘spy shots’ of the campus from high up above.

The spaceship campus, which gets its name from it’s circular design looking very much like a mothership, started construction at the start of the year.

Now still in its first stage of construction, the campus looks set to be the biggest Apple campus as of yet. The building will sit on a mammoth 2.8 million square-feet and will house up to 14 000 employees.

It is four stories high, with a 4-story ‘ring of glass’ surrounding the entire building. It is designed to be a ‘green’ building with the roof made up entirely of solar panels.

Although it doesn’t look like it now, the building will be surrounded by acres of green space. For now, however, it wouldn’t be strange if you confused the construction sight for some weird, alien-like crop circle. (more…)

Apple patents flexible display tech that mimics physical buttons (video)

Published by on Aug 27th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Apple has a new patent granted by the United States Patent Office that describes various control mechanisms that could be used with flexible displays, to replace components such as physical buttons with more durable and resilient alternatives. (more…)

Beautiful bracelet doubles as charger for your devices

Published by on Aug 25th, 2014, No Comments

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It finally seems as though we are taking a step in the right direction when it comes to wearables. Instead of bulky and quite frankly, ugly wearables, companies are beginning to release that in order for these wearable to sell, they need to look good, too.

And this is exactly what the Q Bracelet embodies – a beautiful, sleek design paired with a really useful piece of technology.

Besides looking good, the Q Bracelet is in actual fact, a wearable charger that will charge your Apple or Android devices.

The bracelet has a built-in lithium-ion battery that has the ability to recharge your smartphone up to around 60%. The battery on the bracelet itself has a standby life of about 30 days and will take 90 minutes to recharge.

A lightning adapter for Apple devices and a micro USB adapter for Android devices can be found inside the bracelet’s clasp. This eliminates the need for any extra cables, as you simply plug the bracelet straight into the phone.

There are also small LED’s above the connector that will indicate the charge level of the bracelet.  (more…)

LG to unveil a Moto 360 competitor (video)

Published by on Aug 25th, 2014, No Comments

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With the release of Android Wear open up a whole new world of possibilities for the wearable market and until now we have only seen a couple of companies take advantage of it. One of them is LG, with the release of the LG G Watch.

Media impressions have been patchy at best, with the entire industry looking to the Moto 360 to be the saviour of public opinion when it comes to Android wearables. The 360 will most likely be revealed at IFA 2014, but it seems that LG will try to take advantage of much of the hype coming from the 360 with a circular smartwatch of their own. (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 officially announces the Galaxy Alpha (video)

Published by on Aug 14th, 2014, No Comments

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The much rumoured and leaked Galaxy Alpha has been officially announced by Samsung. It is basically a lightly stripped-down version of the Galaxy S5 flagship with a metal frame. As expected, it sports a substantially different, less rounded design than the GS5, and rather resembling the iPhone 5S, to be honest.

The Alpha is also much lighter and thinner than its big brother at a mere 6.7mm and 115 grams. Samsung said it took a “fresh approach” with the new handset’s looks, something it vowed to do in the face of a steep downturn in sales. (more…)

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