Next-gen Xperia Z3X will be extremely powerful

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, 1 Comment


Sony has one of the most aggressive timetables around for delivering new flagship smartphone models, releasing Xperia Z-series devices every six months. We’re only just weeks past the launch of the Xperia Z3, and now we’re already seeing rumours of an even more powerful device, the so-called Z3X. (more…)

Want a hug?

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

hugginMost of the time you are able to cope with everyday stress, but then there are the days when you are just in need of a hug, and good huggers can be hard to find.

Japanese company UniCare, unveiled the solution to this problem. The chair that is always ready to hand out a hug or cuddle. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to release in SA on October 18th

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments


The Galaxy Note 4 has launched in a couple of countries already, but hasn’t seen a worldwide rollout yet. Samsung promised that it would be released in over 140 countries by the end of October, and now we finally get confirmation of when to expect it in SA.

Samsung has posted a picture to Facebook where it shows which countries can expect the device during the coming weeks, and SA will have an official release on October 18th, a day after it releases in the USA. (more…)

New iPads to get the golden touch

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments


Apple is rumoured to be adding a gold colour option for its revamped full size iPad Air, which is expected to be unveiled later this month.

Apple iPad sales are on the decline, and this move is intended to buck the trend. New versions of the 9.7-inch tablet could include a golden metal rear cover as well as the silver and grey currently offered for the iPad Air, ‘people familiar with the matter’ told Bloomberg. (more…)

Unicycle commuter transport is here!

Published by on Oct 1st, 2014, No Comments

Airwheel-X3-Self-balancing-Electric-Unicycle-Scooter-2Unicycles have for the most part of transport history been relegated to circus acts and eccentric individuals. Despite its obvious “hands-free” advantages there has been too many disadvantages tied to unicycles for them to be considered for mass transport. The two most notable problems is the fact that it is difficult to steer, one wheel doing motor force and steering, and balancing a unicycle has always remained in the realm of the extremely agile.

Now, through modern day technology, these two problems are a thing of the past and companies like Ryno Motors and Airwheel are producing one-wheeled wonders for the everyday man. (more…)

OnePlus gives Two arrival date – may also be smaller

Published by on Oct 1st, 2014, No Comments


While having the OnePlus One was a pipedream in South Africa, we still found it intriguing. It is a very affordable device with top of the line specs, and it had the craziest marketing push ever.

However, we now hear news that OnePlus is already looking on to what’s next for itself, talking about plans for a OnePlus Two. In a new Reddit AMA, a couple OnePlus employees have been sharing a few details about what the company has in mind for its follow-up. (more…)

BlackBerry to continue with ‘unconventional’ devices

Published by on Oct 1st, 2014, No Comments

The company logo is seen at the Blackberry campus in Waterloo

In case you forgot, BlackBerry is still making smartphones. While many have written the company off, BlackBerry insist they will still be making phones.

Not only that, but they say they will keep on making ‘unconventional’ phones like the Passport below, that has just released. (more…)

LG designing a 3G-connected smartwatch

Published by on Sep 30th, 2014, 4 Comments


The smartwatch market is still in its infancy and still many questions remain about why we would actually want to use it on a regular basis. One of the arguments put forth by manufacturers is that it can completely replace your smartphone, and wouldn’t need to be tethered to one.

Samsung believe there is a market for such a device and has already launched the Gear S (pictured above), a 3G connected smartwatch that can make phone calls and it brings basically all other smartphone functionality you would need (i.e. email, maps, etc). (more…)