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Aerial footage of Tesla’s massive Gigafactory

Published by on May 25th, 2015, No Comments

Tesla Gigafactory

When Tesla unveiled their plans for a so-called ‘Gigafactory’, back in September of last year, there was a lot of speculation (amidst applause) as to whether or not Elon Musk and Co. would be able to construct the massive lithium-ion plant by it’s intended operational date of 2017.

Since the announcement, curiosity has spiked over the construction of the plant on the outskirts of Nevada, with reports of vertical construction doing the rounds in January of this year.

However, now, for the first time since construction began on the plant, we can actually see the progress – and revel in the sheer scale of the plant – from a bird’s eye view.  (more…)

Samsung Galaxy A5 Video Review – Bandwidth Blog TV

Published by on May 25th, 2015, 1 Comment

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There once was a time in smartphone history where the line in the sand was clearly drawn. On one side stood Apple, with a beautiful but limited operating system housed in a premium and stylish aluminium frame. On the other was Samsung, with a gaudy but incredibly flexible Android system stationed in enough plastic to make tupperware jealous.

Fast forward, and that axis still exists… arguably. Yet how times have changed; as Apple slowly and carefully extends iOS’ reach, Samsung have made the leap from plastic to metal; and what a fantastic leap that is. The Galaxy A5 is the second Samsung smartphone to stand on this precipice and reap the results. (more…)

BWB TV Review: Microsoft Lumia 535 – Windows for all?

Published by on May 19th, 2015, No Comments

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2015 is an interesting year for Microsoft. For the first time in years, the Redmond company seems to be establishing a vivid ecosystem, with results which look – so far – to be impressive. From the forthcoming release of Windows 10, to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft now has the opportunity to regain the confidence of its consumer base – and that pursuit of critical appeal is where the firm’s newest budget smartphone, the Lumia 535, comes into play.

You can read the full written review here. But first, below is the video review by Bryan Smith. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (more…)

Video: Introducing the self-flying Lily Camera drone!

Published by on May 14th, 2015, No Comments

Lily1Action and sports related cameras have become essential tools to all adventure seekers and outdoor sports enthusiasts. Products like the Go Pro have been dominating this market over the past couple of years due to its lightweight, durable and functional design.

Now though the market has another competitor and it brings a whole new dimension to action / sports cameras, literally! Introducing the Lily Camera, a self tracking drone camera that will enable any outdoor enthusiast to capture amazing sweeping videos (and stills) of their adventures. This is a must see! (more…)

OPPO reveals the R7 and R7 Plus

Published by on May 12th, 2015, No Comments

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At this stage you might not be aware of OPPO or what they are up to, but you should really take notice. The Chinese manufacturer has made some inroads in North America, is one of the leading manufacturers in its home territory and is expanding into Europe and the rest of the world. We might even start seeing them pop up on our shores sometime soon. (more…)

Mophie launches waterproof iPhone 6 battery case

Published by on May 6th, 2015, 1 Comment

Mophie-CaseApple has never gone for the waterproof smartphone, opting for style over function. Now however you can convert you iPhone into a waterproof device, and the kicker – add a serious amount of extra battery power to your device. Maybe I should have led with that fact…

No, this isn’t some far fetched smartphone dream. Mophie has introduced the Juice Pack H2OPro that will extend your phone’s battery and make sure it runs again after being dunked. (more…)

Astronauts can now enjoy a shot of espresso, too

Published by on May 5th, 2015, No Comments

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We all love a good cup of Joe in morning to get our engines fired. This is especially the case if you have a somewhat stressful job that requires a lot of concentrating.

Now, there is no job that is quite as stressful as being an astronaut, mapping out the stars and researching galaxies for us mere Earthlings.

Unfortunately, astronauts had to make due without a morning, caffeine-laden kickstart up in space. That is until now, when they can finally get the jumpstart they need, just as they would on Earth.

Over the past weekend, astronauts at the International Space Station enjoyed their first cup of espresso, thanks to their new espresso machine that was designed specifically to give you the shot you need in zero gravity conditions.  (more…)

Microsoft releases Office 2016 Preview

Published by on May 5th, 2015, No Comments

Office20162015 will be a big year for Microsoft. This statement has been reiterated within most presentations at the company’s annual Build developers conference. They have been working hard to gain customer feedback for all major products that are scheduled for a launch later this year.

Microsoft has already pushed Windows 10 technical previews alongside the Windows 10 mobile previews over the past couple of months. Now its time for another major Microsoft service to show us what it has up its sleeve… (more…)

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