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PhotoMath solves math equations with your phone’s camera

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, 9 Comments

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With our education system in such disarray I sincerely hope tech savvy kids don’t get their hands on this application. A company called MicroLink has developed an app that can easily solve mathematics equation with the click of a button – it takes a photo of the equation and calculates the answer for you.

MicroLink’s newly unveiled PhotoMath for iOS and Windows Phone – with an Android version expected in early 2015 – uses your smartphone’s camera to scan math equations and not only solve them, but show the steps involved. (more…)

Sony lowers sales target once again

Published by on Oct 23rd, 2014, No Comments

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One of the biggest reasons for Sony’s lack of success is their inability to properly support the US market and it is leading to less than favourable sales figures. We believe Sony makes really good smartphones, but are unable to solve the puzzle of how to get them flying off the shelves. (more…)

Motorola’s Droid Turbo: that battery though!

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The Motorola Droid name has been around since the early days of Android. Especially in the US, the Droid name is what made the company’s devices popular again after many a year of flip phone (albeit, great ones). (more…)

Gmail to become all-encompassing email app?

Published by on Oct 21st, 2014, 1 Comment

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The application Google created for their Gmail service is already extremely simple and easy to use, and great at linking multiple Gmail accounts (especially on Android). With a new version of the app on the horizon, we weren’t quite sure what we could expect in terms of new functionality. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launch: Cape Town

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

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The evening of Thursday, October 16th saw Samsung Electronics launch a flurry of new products in Cape Town, South Africa under the banner of the official Galaxy Note 4 World Tour. Hosted in the Execujet Hangar at the Cape Town International Airport, the launch featured local celebrity hosting via Top Billing presenter Michael Moll.

Launched in South Africa at the event, The Galaxy Note 4 arrives with a revised, modernised look, sporting a metal frame with the same plastic leather back the Galaxy range has become (in)famous for. Instead of the stitched look though, it has been revamped and modernised. With a display reaching 5.7 inches, the Note sits firmly in phablet territory – positioned in what Samsung terms the “fastest growing segment in the smartphone environment.” (more…)

Microsoft could be launching a smartwatch in a few weeks

Published by on Oct 20th, 2014, No Comments

microsoft_watchEverybody is running around trying to get a ticket aboard the smartwatch bus. It seems to be the next big thing (or has been for about a year now) for almost every tech company out there and it came as no surprise that Microsoft also has something in the works. Interestingly this isn’t Microsoft’s first effort at a smartwatch. In 2004 they introduced the Spot smartwatch which, and since I and most people out there have never heard of them, died an anonymous death around 2008. But now Microsoft wants to raise the product line from the dead… (more…)

Will.i.am launches Puls – a smart wristband

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Celebrities seem to have a fascination with technology and in turn, putting their name on devices or services. Justin Bieber backed a social network and numerous other celebs have launched apps and the like. 

Will.i.am is the latest celeb to reinvent himself as a tech mogul with the unveiling of his smart wristband, Puls. Or rather, as he likes to call it, a smart ‘cuff’.

The Puls has been in development for more than 2 years, and is developed by i.am+ – Will.i.am’s consumer electronics company. The Puls finally saw the light of day yesterday, after numerous delays plagued the release of the device. 

The Puls resembles a smart watch, but, as Will.i.am repeatedly told his rather confused audience, it is not a watch (although it can tell the time). The Puls is being marketed as a smart device rather than tying it down to the ‘smart watch’ label. 

The device can make phone calls, send text messages as well as access online services and run apps through a 3G radio service.

Will.i.am – fashion icon and tech entrepreneur – really seems to be pushing the Puls as a ‘fashionable’ alternative to other smart watches (sorry, I mean ‘smart cuffs’.) The Black Eyed Peas singer calls the Puls a device for communicating, playing music and monitoring fitness. 

So… basically a smart watch, I hear you say? NO! It is not a watch.  (more…)

Google posts first Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 ads (videos)

Published by on Oct 16th, 2014, No Comments

You won’t be seeing these ads on South African television, but they do tell you a bit about the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. You may want to take a look as online stores will most likely be bringing these devices into the country in a timely manner. (more…)

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