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Pebble’s new timepiece reaches 11 times its Kickstarter goal

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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Pebble has officially reached new heights via Kickstarter – the popular online crowd-funding service – managing to rake in 5.6 million dollars worth of consumer investment over the $500,000 USD it had initially set as a goal.

Pebble’s newest timepiece, rather plainly named Pebble Time, was released as an investment campaign over Kickstarter early yesterday. Within a matter of hours, the company had reached over 11 times worth it’s investment goal, with 27,000 backers pledging their funds to see the the firm’s newest smartwatch brought into the consumer world.

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The Sony Xperia Z4 Tablet might be launched at MWC 2015

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

Xperia-Z4-Tablet2Sony has been in the news quite a bit over the past couple of months. There is still a lot of talk surrounding whether or not Sany might actually sell their mobile business, but whatever the outcome there it’s clear that the company will still have several products in the pipeline. We will definitely see a few of those devices at Mobile World Congress next week in Barcelona, and we may have gotten an early glimpse of one already… (more…)

LG Urbane ad shows off classic design features (video)

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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LG rolled out its first video for the Watch Urbane, the manufacturer’s latest smartwatch, marketed as “premium”. The all-metal watch which will be available in gold and silver trims, with LG stating that the Watch Urbane is the closest we’ll come to seeing an analogue watch face on an Android Wear-powered smartwatch.

The video also highlights the customizability of the watch, which comes with a standard 22mm band. We’ll get a better look at the Watch Urbane at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a week’s time. (more…)

Facebook advertising shows growth among SME’s

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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It would come as no surprise to people that use Facebook, but there are plenty of ads on the site these days. Some are more intrusive than others, but it is nothing you won’t expect from a service that is offered to you for free.

Many smaller companies have found Facebook to be a great way to engage with potential customers, and have taken to the social media service to advertise. Yesterday, 24 February, Facebook announced that it has now reached more than two million active advertisers, most of them SME’s (Small and Medium Enterprises). (more…)

GTA V for PC delayed… again

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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Unfortunately we have some bad news for all those PC gamers looking forward to the newest GTA game making it to their platform of choice. The PC version of Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto V has been delayed yet again.

Originally the game was supposed to be released in mid-January for the PC. It released back in September 2013 on the Xbox 360 and PS3 and last year it came to the PS4 and Xbox One. After the previous delay, gamers were informed that they could pick up the game on March 24th, but this has now been pushed back to April 14th.

Rockstar had the following to say regarding the matter: (more…)

Sony announces the Xperia E4g mid-ranger (video)

Published by on Feb 25th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony have stated that they won’t be flooding the market with dozens of phones like some of its competitors, but that doesn’t mean they don’t see possibilities in certain market segments.

Sony has just made its new Xperia E4g mid-ranger official. It is pretty much the same Sony Xperia E4 that was announced a few weeks ago, but with the added capability of 4G LTE connectivity.

Other differences include the support for NFC connectivity, something missing from the Xperia E4, and we also get a slightly faster processor at 1.5 GHz when compared to the 1.3 GHz quad-core processor on the original.

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HTC flaunts new BoomSound speakers

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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With their newest flagship – the One M9 – set to release less than a week from today – HTC has geared up an entirely new ad campaign to market the forthcoming phone’s new BoomSound speakers.

Competing for attention with Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S6 – as both handsets will be officially unveiled a few hours apart at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – HTC is content to tease prospective purchasers with brand new version of its popular BoomSound speaker technology over Twitter.

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Apple finally rolls out ‘racially diverse’ emojis

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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Emojis – the tiny, illustrated pictures that can convey so many emotions nowadays, are finally getting a facelift (literally) from Apple.

We are all familiar with these emojis; the thumbs-up, fist bump, princess and the dancing lady-in-red-dress. We unashamedly use them often (or at least I do) and we also know that they are all white/caucasian.

This is exactly where the problem for Apple and the emoji makers came in – the colour of the emojis’ skin, and understandably so.

The lack of racially diverse emojis has long since been a thorn in the side for Apple, with many people complaining about the lack of ‘coloured’ emojis. Apple has addressed the issue numerous times in the past and last year, made a promise that they will work together with Unicode to create, and then implement, new, racially diverse emojis – and now the company has finally made good on their promise.  (more…)

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