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Samsung launching Galaxy Note 4 in September

Published by on Aug 7th, 2014, 1 Comment

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We have recently learned that Apple will likely reveal the iPhone 6 on September 9th, but it seems that we will be seeing another massive reveal the week before.

This is the time of year we usually see a lot of OEM’s release flagships before the holiday season starts, and Samsung will do the same this year as they have in previous years. They will release the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 at IFA on September 3rd. (more…)

Have a look (and listen) to this 3D printed saxophone

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

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We’ve heard of all kinds of 3D printed things, including 3D printed musical instruments. However, this is the first time we have come across a 3D printed saxophone.

Considering the fact that traditional saxophones are made of brass, it is essentially this metal that gives it its unique sound. What then would a 3D printed plastic saxophone sound like? Surprisingly like a sax.

This plastic sax was made by Olaf Diegel, who already dabbles in making ‘high-end’ 3D printed guitars under the name ODD Designs.

His version of a saxophone is made entirely of printed plastic. However, he did use a traditional saxophone to copy the various key spacings. (more…)

Report: Apple to hold media event on September 9th

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Finally, we have a (possible) date for the much anticipated iPhone 6 launch event – that is if these reports are to be believed.

According to various news sources, Apple has scheduled a “big media event” for September 9th and, by looking at all their previous September media events, this might be the day that we finally get introduced to the new iPhone 6.

The possible event was first reported by Re/code and quickly followed up with reports by Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal. Now, as we know, these sources are usually on the ball when it comes to rumours.

However, nothing is set in stone unless Apple officially confirms – which, as you may have guessed, they haven’t.  (more…)

Apple and Samsung drops legal disputes outside the US

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

Samsung-vs-AppleThe fires of the smartphone war between Apple and Samsung will burn a bit less brightly after the two tech giants decided to bury the hatchet outside of the US. The surprise move came late yesterday and brings an end to international patent and design disputes that have been raging since 2011. This agreement might look like a step towards peace between these two rivals but the fact remains that the lawsuits within US borders are by far the largest disagreements. (more…)

This Alarm Clock wakes you up with fresh coffee

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, 4 Comments

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Waking up on the right side of the bed is very difficult to many if they don’t have their morning coffee. A lot of us oversleep though, so have limited time to make that cup of coffee and drink it before having to get ready for work.

Designer Joshua Renouf has developed a striking alarm clock to help get a jump-start on things. It will start brewing your coffee right before it wakes you up so that there is absolutely no wait. Using induction heating and stainless steel ball bearings, the Barisieur boils water for a brew, giving off the aroma of your favourite beans as you rise to start the day. (more…)

WhatsApp for Android Wear – talking to your wrist

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

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The very popular messenger app WhatsApp has once again received a software update and this time it adds Android Wear compatibility with voice messaging on your wearable.

WhatsApp has over 500 million active users, so expanding its functionality to all possible avenues is no problem, especially after receiving the massive cash injection from Facebook. Customers with an Android Wear device can now read and reply to messages directly from their wrist. (more…)

LG taking on the Galaxy Note with the G3 Stylus

Published by on Aug 6th, 2014, No Comments

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In what has now become pretty standard in the smartphone arena, LG have announced another version of the LG G3.

It appears that a G3 Stylus will soon join the flagship Quad HD G3 and its much smaller and lesser equipped sibling, the 4.7-inch G3 Beat. (more…)

WebAfrica giving away 50TB of data per customer

Published by on Aug 5th, 2014, No Comments

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From time to time ISPs offer free data to their customers, but nothing on a scale like this. WebAfrica will be offering its customers 50,000 GB of free data in August, with some people able to enjoy more for free in September.

Web Africa have decided to push the limits and add 50TB of Download Plus to all their Capped packages for the month of August. Not only will that, but users that use the most data will win prizes as well.

To put that into perspective, downloading Game of Thrones seasons 1 through to 4 in HD uses around 23.5GB of data. That means you’ll have the equivalent of 2100 seasons’ worth of data at your disposal.

The rules are stipulated as follows: (more…)

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