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OnePlus OneWatch leaks – another circular smartwatch

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

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Up until now we thought the Moto360 was the only circular smartwatch that was going to hit the market anytime soon.

It seems that this is not case, as a smartwatch from the interesting company OnePlus has been leaked which shows it has a circular face as well as sapphire glass. (more…)

BWB TV Review: The Brilliant LG G3

Published by on Jul 31st, 2014, No Comments

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Last year LG released one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of the year, the LG G2. After rebranding the old Optimus brand, the LG G2 was the successor to the Optimus G, at least in spirit. The LG G2 completely set itself apart from the Optimus G, though, and quickly became LG’s best-selling smartphone.

Now LG brings us the LG G3, available in South Africa from 1 August, and it’s trying to take everything on board from fans and critics alike and apply to the design of its latest flagship to appeal to all. Does it succeed in improving everything we didn’t like about the G2 while consolidating its successes from that device?

You can find the in-depth written review here. Find out more in our video review below:

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Here is a temporary tattoo that will unlock your smartphone

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

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When it comes to phone privacy, some people take it very seriously. Sure, with most smartphone’s you can set up a pin code to enter the phone, but for some that just doesn’t cut it.

One company, VivaLnk, has come up with a rather unusual way of unlocking your phone – a temporary tattoo.

The Santa Clara-based company developed patented technology called eSkin. This technology allows small electronics to communicate with your smartphone or tablet.

Thus, after teaming up with Motorola, they have developed a so-called ‘digital tattoo’ that will unlock your smartphone.

How does it work? Quite simply actually. The super thin NFC circuit is embedded in a medical like, 3M adhesive tape and so, it creates a ‘digital tattoo’.  (more…)

LG G3 Review: Bow to the new Android King

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, 12 Comments

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Last year LG released one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of the year, the LG G2. After rebranding the old Optimus brand, the LG G2 was the successor to the Optimus G, at least in spirit. The LG G2 completely set itself apart from the Optimus G, though, and quickly became LG’s best-selling smartphone.

Now LG brings us the LG G3, available in South Africa from 1 August, and it’s trying to take everything on board from fans and critics alike and apply to the design of its latest flagship to appeal to all. Does it succeed in improving everything we didn’t like about the G2 while consolidating its successes from that device?

Before we find out, check out some of the key features of the G3: (more…)

Robot furniture that builds itself

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

Roombots1At the break-neck speed which we live our modern day lives, versatile products have become a near necessity. Today’s smartphone’s double as high-spec cameras, computers, gaming consoles etc. What if more mundane objects in your life became more versatile? Imagine arriving home after work and the chair you sat on this morning reading emails has converted itself into a sofa for after work relaxation? What if that pesky coffee table moved out of your way as you stumbled past half asleep every morning? These ideas could soon become a reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). (more…)

New Lithium technology will extend battery life

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

li-ion batttery-s5Forget Quad-HD screens and 40 MP cameras. Forget the latest Snapdragon processor or fingerprint-ID. All of these fancy hardware and software enhancements become useless if you are continually tethered to a charging cable. What smartphone customers want  is a battery that will extend their device usage for as long as possible, without cutting back and avoiding features just to save some juice. Well, there is some good news on the horizon with researchers at Stanford developing a new lithium battery that will last much, much longer… (more…)

iPhone 6 – Bandwidth Blog Rumour Roundup

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 4 Comments

appleresWe have seen all the major smartphone manufacturers release their 2014 models so far. Samsung revealed the Galaxy 5, Sony the Xperia Z2 and recently LG joined the party with the G3. The only big player still in the dressing room is the much anticipated iPhone 6. The Cupertino based company will as per usual release their flagship products at special events at the end of the third quarter of the year  (September). Bandwidth Blog has been reporting on various specifications, sizes and features the new iPhone iteration might have. This article summarises what we and the rest of the world expects of the new iPhone… (more…)

Tory Burch for FitBit Flex is a beautiful, wearable collection

Published by on Jul 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again; the one thing that pulls  away from turning wearable devices into must-have items is, unfortunately, their look.

Let’s face it, most wearable devices, whether it’s a smart watch or fitness tracker, is, well, ugly. And considering the fact that its a wearable item (i.e on display all day) it is very important that it compliments your personal style. Or at the very least looks like something stylish.

This is why we always get excited when we come across wearable devices that have spent notably more time on the actual look of the device.

A few weeks ago, we reported on Google Glass’ collaboration with Diane Von Furstenberg, and, with just some help from the legendary designer, Google Glass was already looking a whole lot better.

Now, it seems that FitBit has followed suit and enlisted the help of famed American designer, Tory Burch for their new FitBit Flex collection.  (more…)

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