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Samsung Galaxy S5 running Android L (video)

Published by on Oct 3rd, 2014, 1 Comment

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Do you have a Samsung Galaxy S5 and wondered what changes the new version of Android would look like on your beloved smartphone? Well, the folks over at SamMobile have received an alpha copy of the upgraded TouchWiz interface, and this is what you can expect.

Obviously this isn’t the final version of the software, so things may change somewhat from what you see in the video below. (more…)

Facebook to allow drag queens to keep their stage names

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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Sparkles Smith will no longer be forced to use her birth name of Benjamin Smith on her Facebook profile, thanks to the company (finally) amending their identity policy following backlash from drag queens and the like all over the world.

Being a drag queen or transgendered person means fully embodying the ‘persona’ which naturally includes using your new self-given name in everyday life. However, the world’s largest social network didn’t quite seem to grasp this as their ‘real-name’ policy put a stump in the world of these people.

Facebook’s ‘real-name’ policy forces people to use their legal names or names used on legal documents as a security measure. However, the policy has long since been under fire from various groups and especially the LGBT community who made a case for drag queens and kings and transgender people who use pseudonyms or stage names, and who would like to use these names on their social media accounts.  (more…)

Ms. Pac-Man joins the breast cancer fight

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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October month is breast cancer month and this year we will see an activist of note when it comes to fighting for the cause.  Ms. Pac-Man herself will be fighting alongside millions of women diagnosed with the disease.

In an attempt to help boost the awareness of breast cancer, game developer house Bandai Namco, set out Ms. Pac-Man as their mascot.

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Zando’s backers listed in 2nd largest German IPO

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, No Comments

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European incubator of internet startups, Rocket Internet, will be listed as the second biggest initial public offering in German history, to be valued at $8.2 billion. Rocket Internet’s shares are expected to start trading on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange on Thursday.

While the name Rocket Internet may not be familiar to you, their South African subsidiary will be. (more…)

Next-gen Xperia Z3X will be extremely powerful

Published by on Oct 2nd, 2014, 1 Comment

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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

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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

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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…)

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