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Samsung quietly announces the Galaxy Tab A

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, No Comments

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With its latest Galaxy A range, Samsung wanted to bring premium built products at affordable prices. The Galaxy A5 and Galaxy A3 smartphones are indicative of Samsung finally listening to consumers who want a more premium feel to their devices, rather than the cheap plastic they used to use.

Now Samsung have, very quietly, announced the Galaxy Tab A in Russia. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z4 leaked: Business as usual for Sony

Published by on Mar 18th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Sony’s upcoming Xperia Z4 has been leaked in renders showcasing the front and rear of the device. According to the leaker, the renders in question are for use within Sony to highlight what the handset will look like. Spoiler alert – it isn’t anything you haven’t seen before. (more…)

How awesome are these Galaxy S6 Edge Avengers Edition designs?

Published by on Mar 17th, 2015, 5 Comments

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It seems Marvel and Samsung have some interesting partnerships on the horizon. The massive blockbuster Avengers: Age of Ultron will be released in May, and Samsung will be releasing their own blockbuster Galaxy S6 range in a matter of weeks.

So, of course, it makes sense that the two team up to give us these great looking Galaxy S6 Edge devices, which will be known as the Avengers edition. (more…)

Scientists to wake dormant Philae lander on comet 67p starting tomorrow

Published by on Mar 11th, 2015, 1 Comment

rossetaIn November last year the Philae lander successfully landed on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The landing though was unexpectedly bumpy and left it stranded in an area far colder and with far less sunlight than scientists had originally planned. New plans had to be made for short term experiments and the long term future of the lander.

Starting tomorrow, scientists from the European Space Agency (ESA) will attempt to make contact with the stricken Philae lander for the first time in nearly four months… (more…)

Apple unveils redesigned MacBook

Published by on Mar 9th, 2015, No Comments

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While the majority of Apple’s Spring Forward event was focussed on the company’s imminent wrist-worn wearable, the Cupertino also took time out to reveal a completely re-worked MacBook.

The new ultra-portable netbook, which was originally discontinued in 2011, now measures in at a minuscule depth of 13.1cm – 24% thinner than the current 11″ MacBook Air model.

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Sony MWC 2015: Joburg Launch Event

Published by on Mar 5th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony took centre-stage at the Reef Hotel in central Johannesburg on Thursday morning, bringing a slice of Mobile World Congress (MWC) proceedings to South African press teams as the conglomerate showcased a flurry of newly-announced devices: The Xperia Z4 tablet, the entry level E4 and E4g, as well as the mid-range M4 Aqua.

Sony kicked off the event, with introductory speaker Mark Fenzel, the Communication Sales Director of Sony Middle East and Africa, recapping Sony’s statement of direction the company presented at MWC.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge – Specs and first impression

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, 10 Comments

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As was rumoured, at this year’s MWC conference in Barcelona, Samsung indeed unveiled two flagship devices. The first, of course, is highly anticipated Galaxy S6 – the latest iteration has seen only slight design changes (be sure to read about them here). But Samsung had the other flagship up their sleeves as well, with the launch of the Galaxy S6 Edge.

The Galaxy S6 Edge has pretty much the same design language as its sibling, with one distinct difference. The Edge has a curved display on both sides of the device (unlike the Galaxy Note Edge, which only had a curved display on the right). (more…)

Microsoft unveils Lumia 640 and Lumia 640XL at MWC

Published by on Mar 3rd, 2015, No Comments

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Not to be outdone by many of its rivals at MWC, Microsoft has taken the wraps off of two (essentially the same) smartphones with which it will aim to keep its large market share in the mid-tier smartphone market. The major difference between the two are their sizes, as you would have guessed from the XL moniker.

Both devices will launch in April, and Microsoft says that the 640 features Windows Phone 8.1, as well as a 2,500 mAh battery for all-day battery life. You will also find a 5-inch HD display at 720p and it will come in four different colours, namely Cyan, Orange, Black, and White. (more…)

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