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Apple hires Tag Heuer exec ahead of imminent iWatch launch

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments

Patrick Pruniaux

I think it would be safe to say that Apple’s mysterious iWatch is finally nearing release – especially if Apple’s latest employee is anything to go by.

Apple has recently hired (read: poached) a top executive from famous luxury Swiss watch maker, Tag Heuer – and it’s kind of obvious why they hired him if you take into consideration the recent influx of iWatch rumours.

Patrick Pruniaux is the now former Vice President of Sales and Retail at Tag Heuer. He will now join Apple in a role that has yet to be announced by the California-based company. However, we are pretty sure that Mr. Pruniaux will help the company promote their upcoming iWatch.

With a reported October launch for the iWatch, Pruniaux will have a few months to plan and implement an sales and marketing plan for the device. Apple is somewhat late to smart watch party, with Samsung and Motorola being the front runners on the scene.  (more…)

Android Wear video shows Google’s design philosophy (video)

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments

LG-Watch

The biggest talking point at this year’s Google I/O conference was undoubtedly Android Wear, the tweaked Android OS designed specifically for wearable devices. We have been gifted a glimpse at what it may be capable of through their developer YouTube channel.

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Samsung teases new Exynos announcement

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments

exynos

Not much has been said lately about Samsung’s Exynos processors and for good reason. The Qualcomm variants of all their phones are much preferred the world over, even though the Exynos processors are “octa-core” (which it really isn’t, simply a marketing gimmick). (more…)

Police dogs trained to sniff out hard drives

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, No Comments

K9-3Man’s best friend has been helping authorities sniff out contraband for decades. These helpful K9′s have been sniffing out bombs, drug caches, and the on-the-run suspect as part of their day to day routine. Now they can add another skill to their already impressive CV’s – detecting hard drives. The Providence Journal of Rhode Island in the US reported over the past weekend of a police dog named Thoreau capable of sniffing out concealed hard drives, USB drives, memory cards and other electronic storage media… (more…)

LG G3 to launch in SA in August

Published by on Jul 10th, 2014, 11 Comments

LG G3 colours

We are truly excited to announce that South Africa will get the LG G3 much earlier than previously expected. The flagship is launching next month, to much fanfare of the media and the tech community as a whole.

The much anticipated successor to the the great LG G2 is the first ‘mainstream’ device that has a Quad HD display, and we can’t wait to see how it performs. We will be receiving a review unit sometime before the end of the week, so stay tuned for more coverage and a full review in the weeks to come.

Check out the full media release below: (more…)

Germany’s crushing of Brazil becomes most tweeted sports game ever

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

Brazil loss

Last night’s World Cup 2014 semi-final between Brazil and Germany was unlike anything we have ever seen before. It almost felt unreal, as Germany absolutely destroyed Brazil and in the process, broke 200 million Brazilian hearts.

But besides breaking hearts and (hopes and dreams), this historical game also broke many a record, including becoming the most tweeted sports game ever.

Some are calling it one of the biggest disasters in football history, as the Germans completely crushed the host nation 7 – 1 in the first of this year’s semi-final matches. And while the Brazilians lost terribly, it was clearly a win for Germany – and Twitter.

Not surprising, the previous record for the most tweeted sports game ever also involved Brazil at this year’s World Cup. When Brazil took on Chile on the 28th of June, it was a nail biting finale as the game ended in the dreaded penalty shoot-outs.

This game racked up an astonishing 16.4 million tweets. However, last night’s unbelievable game more than doubled that of the Brazil, Chile game. Amidst Brazilian humiliation, their shocking loss racked up 35.6 million tweets – officially making it the most tweeted sports game in history.  (more…)

ZTE Nubia Z7 announced – we want one!

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

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The Chinese company ZTE is really churning out some great devices – and at great competitive prices. ZTE is one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in China, which inherently make it one of the biggest in the world. We just wish they would start selling more phones outside of their home territory.

The newly announced Nubia Z7 might try to push for market share outside of China, though, which makes us quite excited. It is delivering top notch specs at a price much cheaper than the competition. (more…)

The Pentagon has a “mad science” division

Published by on Jul 9th, 2014, No Comments

DARPA_LogoMany a boy dreamed of stepping into 007′s shoes to take down the villain with the latest sci-fi gadgets developed in Q’s underground bunker. Well that dream is more of a reality than any 10-year old would have thought. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency or, as most people know it, DARPA, is the US Department of Defense’s “mad science” division. They are quite infamous for developing terrifying robots, advanced weapons and other out of this world futuristic tech. You wouldn’t be reading this article on the NET if DARPA didn’t have a hand in the creation of the world wide web. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg… (more…)

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