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Amazon’s 3D phone with 6 cameras has leaked

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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Amazon’s long-awaited smartphone is apparently right around the corner. This is the first time that all the rumours finally point to an actual device, though. These images are the first apparent leak of the phone.

I know what you are thinking: “Damn, that’s ugly!” And I would agree, but luckily there is an enclosure around the device that hide the true nature of the phone. That would imply that this leak was intentional to generate buzz ahead of the launch within the next couple of months. (more…)

Amazon Phone coming in September with glasses-free 3D

Published by on Apr 14th, 2014, No Comments

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Rumours about Amazon making a smartphone have been circling the web since 2012 and we might actually finally see it this year. According to the Wall Street Journal, the company is already showing off prototypes of the handset to developers. Not only that, but they want to announce it in June to be released in September.

The report also adds that Amazon wants to differentiate itself from other top-of-the-line flagships by adding four cameras with retina-tracking tech, making it possible to project 3D images without needing glasses. (more…)

Uber starts making deliveries with UberRUSH

Published by on Apr 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Uber has now become something more than just a taxi company (albeit an ultra-modern, very successful one), and is now also starting to make package deliveries.

Uber NYC’s Josh Mohrer said that the service is called UberRUSH, and local same-day delivery will cost users between $15 and $30, depending on the distance it has to travel. (more…)

App Store users, get ready for a price increase thanks to the new digital purchases law

Published by on Apr 1st, 2014, 2 Comments

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Apple and App Store users, unfortunately I have some bad news for you. As of today, prices in the South African App Store will be raised – and no, this is not an April Fool’s Day joke.

Today, Apple sent out an email to all developers explaining that the prices of cotent and apps in various App Stores will be raised as of April 1st.

A total of 5 countries are being affected by the new price increase. These countries include India, Indonesia, Australia, Turkey and the good ol’ RSA.

Apple hasn’t made it clear as to exactly how much the prices will increase to.  (more…)

Netflix mocks Amazon’s Prime Air delivery drone (video)

Published by on Feb 26th, 2014, No Comments

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Netflix all but put the once massive video- and later DVD-rental chain out of business by offering its DVD-by-mail rental system at the end of the 90s. Then their streaming service revolutionised how Americans, and later Europeans, watches and consumed content.

So, after Amazon revealed the Prime Air it felt it deserved to let off some steam and have some fun. They have created a video taking a jab at the ecommerce company. Check out the trailer after the break: (more…)

Supersmoker Bluetooth makes your e-cigarette a speakerphone (video)

Published by on Feb 24th, 2014, No Comments

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There are some crazy gadgets out there, but we’ve never seen anything like this. How large the market will be for this product remains to be seen, but if this takes off we would be very surprised. It is an electronic cigarette that has Bluetooth capabilities and allows you to play music and take phone calls from your smartphone.

According to the people who designed the gadget, the Supersmoker Bluetooth “aesthetically combines the convenience of electronic smoking with modern-day technology.” Calling a speakerphone “modern-day technology” is pushing the limits of marketing jargon in our eyes, but they have to make the product appealing, right?

Check out the product in the promo video after the break. Would you actually want to use something like this? (more…)

Where are the best mobile broadband speeds in SA?

Published by on Feb 19th, 2014, 6 Comments

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The four big telecoms companies in South Africa have been constantly lowering prices in the fast expanding market to attract as many new and recurring users as possible. In just a matter of years, mobile data prices have tumbled to the joy of the consumer. This trend is likely to continue into the near future as we get more connectivity options and internet lines connected worldwide.

But which company in SA offers the best mobile broadband speeds and where are the fastest areas? Ookla is a company which measures mobile broadband performance metrics in the country and the latest results make for some interesting reading. (more…)

Twitter’s first earnings report on NYSE is a mixed bag

Published by on Feb 7th, 2014, No Comments

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Twitter hasn’t been on the stock exchange for too long, and the time has come for their first earnings report to public investors. It has its positives and negatives. CEO Dick Costolo says it was the “strongest financial quarter to date.” The company posted small earnings of $45 million for the quarter and a total of $75 for the year. Quarterly revenues were at $242 million, which is a 116 percent jump from this quarter last year. (more…)

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