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Samsung drops own branding to sell Galaxy S6 in Japan

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments

Samsung JapanSamsung might be one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, but even they have difficulty gaining market share in some countries. Among these, the most important market where Samsung is lagging is Japan. Samsung only has 5.6% market share in Japan compared to the 51.5% Apple owns. The company is willing to do anything to gain more market share in Japan with its new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, even dropping its own brand. (more…)

Nokia planning to make phones again (in 2016)

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, 12 Comments


Many people thought that we had seen the last of Nokia when they sold its Lumia devices business to Microsoft. Luckily that’s not the case – we have already seen the Nokia N1 Android tablet being released last year, and now news comes that they will be re-entering the smartphone game. (more…)

Elon Musk almost sold Tesla to Google

Published by on Apr 21st, 2015, No Comments


Tesla sometimes refers to itself as a technology innovator rather than an automotive company. Elon Musk has always stated that one of Tesla’s biggest objectives is to push what is possible with current technology and hasten development for the future.

It seems that Google (amongst others) noticed early on, and tried to acquire Tesla more than once in the past. News comes that Google almost made the acquisition as recently as 2013, when Elon Musk nearly decided to offload the company. (more…)

Sony launches Xperia Z4

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, 1 Comment


April 20th saw the surreptitious launch of Sony Corporation’s 2015 flagship – the Xperia Z4.

The firm announced the release of the forthcoming smartphone over a blog post on its Japanese website, indicating that the new device won’t be immediately available internationally.


Rogue One will be a prequel film to the original Star Wars trilogy

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, No Comments

SW Rogue OneOk, so I promised myself I won’t go overboard with Star Wars related content on the site, but this is just too good not to post. Disney announced (when they bought Lucasfilms) that they will not only continue the Star Wars saga but also release a few stand alone films set in the Star Wars universe.

Fans at the Star Wars Celebration continue to get new nuggets of information, and yesterday they got a glimpse of Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One (the first stand -alone) and the first description of the plot. And it looks epic… (more…)

Could the LG Stylus be the company’s upcoming phablet

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, No Comments


Forget the rumours surrounding the LG G4 for a second, there’s another phone to discuss now. A couple months back, we first heard of an LG phone flying under the codename LS770 being approved by the FCC in the United States; at the time, we weren’t quite sure what the phone was, although we did know of the existence of a 5.8-inch display and a respectably-sized 3,000 mAh battery. (more…)

Tim Cook on Time’s List of 100 Most Influential People

Published by on Apr 20th, 2015, No Comments


Apple CEO Tim Cook has made TIME’s annual list of “the 100 most influential people” alongside several other notable celebrities, business executives, scientists, authors, healthcare professionals, iconic leaders and more.

Cook’s segment was written by John Lewis, a civil rights leader and Democratic Congressman from Georgia. The chief executive last made TIME’s list in 2012, less than one year after the passing of Steve Jobs. (more…)

Top 5: Windows 8.1 apps

Published by on Apr 17th, 2015, No Comments


What began as Microsoft’s attempt to break out of the mould has undoubtedly achieved a mixed measure of success – Windows 8 brought us Microsoft’s new design language, a dedicated app store, and a flexible operating system across tablets, desktop computers, and now, Windows Phone. Crucially, it also brought all of the above stapled atop a still frustrating Windows 7.

With Microsoft’s iterant update to Windows on the way in the form of Windows 10 – which is set to release in late 2015 – there’s still time to reflect on the legacy of Windows 8 and 8.1, and enjoy the best apps which frequent the platform – many of which will be making the journey into Windows 10 territory.