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The Galaxy Note 4 drop test (video)

Published by on Oct 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung wants to make sure people think their new phablet can handle some abuse. In order to do that, they are abusing it themselves.

If you don’t use a cover on your phones, as we prefer, you may want to watch this. Especially if you intend to get a Samsung phone anytime soon. Check it out in the video below: (more…)

The HTC Re cross-platform camera

Published by on Oct 10th, 2014, No Comments

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Along with the HTC Desire Eye, the Taiwanese company unveiled the HTC Re at their Double Exposure event. This cross-platform camera is not the GoPro competitor we were expecting, but is in fact an extension of your smartphone. It is intended to make capturing the moment much easier; no more pulling out the smartphone and having to open the camera app. (more…)

Google used a camel to capture the Liwa Desert for Street View

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, No Comments

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What better way to showcase the beautiful, desolate Liwa desert in Abu Dhabi than by capturing it on the back of a camel.

Google has done just that, and has brought us stunning images form the most beautiful desert in United Arab Emirates in the most authentic way possible – on the back of a Arabian camel.

To bring us the most detailed Street View of the Liwa Desert, the team at Google strapped the Google Street View Trekker to the back of the camel while it walked across the desert, accompanied by its handler.

The Trekker is image capturing contraption, that is specially designed to capture images of places around the world that can not be accessed by Google’s Street View cars, trolleys or snowmobiles – you’ll be surprised at how many different vehicles Google has to capture street view images!

The Trekker is basically a backpack that is fitted with a special, intricate camera system on top. The camera is able to capture 360-degree images and is especially portable.  (more…)

This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Unveiled at last month’s IFA in Berlin, the new Galaxy Tab Active is a productivity tablet meant for people who work in a rugged environment (think factories, shipyards, etc.).

It is of the same ilk as we saw with the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S5 active, being dust- and water-resistant and is very tough to boot. It certainly isn’t a flagship specified tablet, but then again it was never meant to be. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be banned in the US

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 18 Comments

NVIDIAvsSAMSamsung can’t seem to catch a break. The company recently revealed that they expect a significant decline in Q3 operating profits after a less than successful year. Now it seems like the Korean giant will have to face another legal barrage regarding its devices. Over the past couple of years Samsung has been embroiled in patent lawsuits with Apple and they have lost far more battles than they won. Now a new patent challenger has come to the fore and should the accusations prove to be true the US may not be seeing the Galaxy Note 4 and S5 for a long while… (more…)

Facebook working on an app for anonymity

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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According to recent reports, Facebook is reportedly a standalone app that will let its users interact and communicate under the cloak of anonymity. This would be a departure from Facebook’s usual mantra of connecting people, as real names and identities are of no consequence within the new app. (more…)

Apple’s 16 Oct event will show off something new

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Invites to an October 16th event at the company’s Cupertino headquarters have just started making the rounds. If all the rumours floating around are true (which they usually are these days), we’ll be getting a new iPad Air, new Mac computers and a brand spanking new iPad form factor. (more…)

Plastc – a single card that will replace your entire wallet

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Nowadays we have so many cards we need to carry industrial sized wallets with us. From debit cards to credit cards, gift cards and access cards – it’s all a little too much.

Wouldn’t it be great (for security and our sanity) if all our cards could be linked to one? Of course it would – and that is exactly what Plastc card wants to do.

Plastc card is a ‘smart card’ that can hold up  to 20 different cards in its system. All you have to do, is load your array of cards onto Plastc and then store them there, electronically.

Much like the concept of Coin – that can hold 8 cards and let you choose between them – Plastc card also allows you to choose which card you would like to use by simply swiping on the card’s touch screen, or E-ink display, to select the one you want.

Plastc also has NFC and EMV technology capabilities, which of course accompanies the more secure chip reader cards, rather than the less secure, outdated magnetic strips. (more…)

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