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BBM beta open for all Windows Phone devices

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, 1 Comment


It seems to becoming more difficult to keep BlackBerry at the forefront of the news, but luckily BBM may be keeping it alive after all. Windows Phone is the next frontier for the messaging service, but it is yet to be seen if it will be successful on the platform. (more…)

Oh no! The Moto 360 is made of plastic!

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, 1 Comment


The internet is abuzz with new rumours of the Moto 360, and people are not happy! With the wearable still not available to buy, the inevitable has finally happened, and nay-saying rumors now claim that despite all Motorola’s talk about stainless steel and the in-person run-ins with watch’s hardware, the 360 may arrive with a plastic body for its commercial debut. (more…)

ManServants – a startup for the ladies

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments


Ladies, we all want the perfect boyfriend or husband. He needs to charming and witty and kind and he needs to do everything you ask him to without complaining, am I right? Well, now you can get your hands on the perfect man… at a price.

ManServants is a San Francisco-based startup that aims to provide women (or men) with the proverbial ‘perfect husband’ – at least for a day.

It’s important to note that ManServants is not an escort service, so you won’t be getting lucky with this service. Instead, the aim is to help or merely entertain customers for a day.

Your ManServant will basically cater to your every need. He can prepare meals and serve them, act as a butler for the day, be your handy-man and help you fix things around your house or merely keep you company when you’re alone. Almost like a bodyguard.

If you really need a pair of extra hands, your ManServant can also act as your PA or errand-boy and take you to and from meetings, deliver packages or documents or help you with your admin. All while being charming and friendly. (more…)

Apple to lay off nearly a third of Beats employees

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

Beats-AppleIt must be quite exciting to be an employee of a company being bought by a colossus of such as Apple. That’s until you hear that nearly a third of the workforce will be cut when the giant takes over. And you might just be one of them. The Apple blog, 9to5Mac, has learned that Apple plans to lay off a large portion of Beats Electronics and Beats Music employees when the acquisition is complete. (more…)

Samsung posts lowest profits in years

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments


Ahead of their earnings report Samsung already warned investors that results may not be as good this time around as it was in previous years. It quoted ‘weak demand’ as the biggest reason with the growth of smartphone sales slowing worldwide.

In its second quarter, Samsung posted profit of 6.25 trillion won ($6.1 billion), down from 7.77 trillion won ($6.96 billion) last year, its lowest quarterly profit in two years. (more…)

NASA testing laser-drill to explore Jupiter’s ice moon

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

EuropaWhilst the red planet has been hogging most of the limelight over the past year or so a group of NASA scientists are preparing investigations into a much more exotic location further away in our solar system. Europa, the frozen moon of our system’s largest planet Jupiter has been known to possibly harbor alien life underneath its sheets of rock hard ice. Scientists have been dreaming about exploring these underground oceans for years but couldn’t figure out how to reach them, until now… (more…)

Malware that lives inside any USB device undetected

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments

usb_malwareYou will find it anywhere. On keyrings, in company marketing materials and just about any drawer in my house. The trusty old USB stick has been an ever present data transport medium over the last decade or so. But it may not be as trustworthy as you would think (or even less trustworthy than you would imagine!). Security reserachers have found that we should not only worry about malware-infected files stored on portable devices but also against hacks built into the USB’s firmware… (more…)

OnePlus OneWatch leaks – another circular smartwatch

Published by on Aug 1st, 2014, No Comments


Up until now we thought the Moto360 was the only circular smartwatch that was going to hit the market anytime soon.

It seems that this is not case, as a smartwatch from the interesting company OnePlus has been leaked which shows it has a circular face as well as sapphire glass. (more…)