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LG takes on the Galaxy Note with the G4 Stylus

Published by on May 20th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The newest flagship from LG has just hit stores internationally this week and will be on our shores soon, but they have already announced new variants of the leather-clad G4.

In addition to the LG G4, they Korean company are also taking aim at Samsung with the new G4 Stylus. As its name suggests, it also has a Rubberdium pencil for writing and other input with the screen, just like its target – the Galaxy Note 4. (more…)

L’Oreal is 3D printing skin to test cosmetics

Published by on May 20th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Since 2013, The L’Oreal Group has banned testing its cosmetics on animals in any of its laboratories. To compensate, they rely on a predictive model that utilises bits of skin grown in a lab – or as they like to call it, – “Reconstructed Human Epidermis” – to make sure their products are safe. (more…)

BWB TV Review: Microsoft Lumia 535 – Windows for all?

Published by on May 19th, 2015, No Comments

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2015 is an interesting year for Microsoft. For the first time in years, the Redmond company seems to be establishing a vivid ecosystem, with results which look – so far – to be impressive. From the forthcoming release of Windows 10, to Microsoft’s acquisition of Nokia, Microsoft now has the opportunity to regain the confidence of its consumer base – and that pursuit of critical appeal is where the firm’s newest budget smartphone, the Lumia 535, comes into play.

You can read the full written review here. But first, below is the video review by Bryan Smith. Please check it out and let us know what you think. (more…)

What PC setup will you need to run the Oculus-Rift?

Published by on May 18th, 2015, No Comments

OculusSo if the future of tech is virtual or augmented reality what exactly do we need to run the hardware? This kind of device obviously needs to be able to create highly detailed images and it was always clear that the Oculus Rift would require a high-end PC .

Oculus product vice-president Nate Mitchell confirmed this last week and on Friday Oculus published the actual recommended specs for a Rift-compatible computer. Read on to find out… (more…)

Ultra HD Blu-ray is the next standard for high-def viewing

Published by on May 14th, 2015, 2 Comments

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Can you believe how long it has been since Blu-ray became the dominant entrant in the 1080p era of discs and storage? After DVD was the leader of the previous generation they missed out with this one with HD DVD thanks to some wrong decisions and dubious business dealings.

Now Blu-ray want to cement their place as the world leader in discs with their newly announced Ultra HD Blu-ray specification. (more…)

Qualcomm working on 10-core processor

Published by on May 12th, 2015, No Comments

qualcommIt almost feels like CPU power doubles every couple of years. Technology has advanced at a rapid pace in the smartphone market and everyone wants to provide the latest and greatest chips to get a slice of the lucrative mobile industry.

After the recent disappointment of the Snapdragon 810 processor, Qualcomm is reportedly working on a brand spanking new Snapdragon 818 processor which has a few tricks up its sleeve… (more…)

Upcoming Nexus 7 may not be (just) another phablet

Published by on May 12th, 2015, 1 Comment

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The Nexus 6 came out in November last year and unfortunately it wasn’t nearly as successful as its predecessors. According to analysts, the main reason consumers didn’t pick up Google’s latest attempt to showcase Android in its purest form was its form factor.

While we love Nexus devices of the past, we have to agree that the Nexus 6 wasn’t exactly to our liking. Not only is it a massive phone, it is also priced completely differently to previous Nexus phones. They were always known for being relatively inexpensive while still including the latest and greatest hardware, which was not the case with the Nexus 6. (more…)

Qualcomm exec dismisses Snapdragon 810 overheating rumors

Published by on May 7th, 2015, No Comments

OMGEX-Qualcomm-Snapdragon-810For the past couple of years the engine behind some of the most popular smartphone flagships has come from the Qualcomm Snapdragon range. Whilst the new Snapdragon 810 chip powers the likes of the HTC One M9, the company is seeing decreasing amounts of top tier devices opting for the newest Snapdragon model.

This is a large turn around in fortunes from a year ago where Qualcomm processors were found in nearly all of the flagship Android smartphones. Is there a specific problem with the new Snapdragon 810 processor? (more…)

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