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Google’s space documentary is now available on YouTube

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

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Nowadays, every major company seems to be involved with space and space exploration in some way or another. The out-of-the-universe field that was once only reserved for the likes of NASA, has now captured the imagination of (mostly tech) companies worldwide.

There is Elon Musk’s SpaceX programme, Richard Branson and Virgin Galactic and of course, the mighty Google.

As you may of heard, Google has recently launched the Google Lunar XPrize – a sort of post Cold War space race competition that challenges different teams from around the world to land a spacecraft on the moon.

18 private teams from all four corners of the Earth will go head-to-head in a bid to be the first to land a spacecraft on the moon. However, the objective is not to simply land the spacecraft on the moon, but to also let it roam for 500 meters as well as being able to send data and images back to Earth.

The winning team will then receive a grand prize of a whopping $20 million. (more…)

Huawei SA to focus on Premium Mid to High-end Products

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Huawei Consumer Business Group (BG) today announced its 2014 financial performance. Total sales revenue increased 30% year-on-year to USD 12.2 billion, crossing the 10 billion mark for the first time. Shipment grew by 7.8% to a total of 138 million devices in 2014, including 75 million smartphones, representing a year-on-year increase of 45%.

“Our strategy of focusing on premium mid- to high- end products has borne fruit, with 2014 resulting in significant achievements in a number of areas including product R&D, brand awareness, channel development and growth in market share which further consolidated our number three position in the global smartphone market. The global influence of our brand has continued to grow, and Huawei has become the first mainland Chinese company to successfully enter Interbrand’s Top 100 Global Brands of 2014 list,” said Mr. Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer BG. (more…)

Apple posts $18 billion Q1 profit, largest in its history

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 1 Comment

apple-profitThe Apple tastes extra sweet today as the Cupertino based tech giant posted its first quarter results. As expected the numbers were good, really good. Led once again by record sales of new iPhones and holiday sales of iPads and Macs, Apple posted earnings of $18 billion on $74.6 billion in revenue, far above what it forecasted back in October, and marking the highest quarterly profit in its history. This news on the back of the report that Apple is gaining market share in China and South Korea must be music to Tim Cook’s ears… (more…)

Touch-free, smart thermometer takes temperature without contact

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Stick the word ‘smart’ in front of any household item and you are bound to come up with something interesting these days. Some are quite strange, though, such as the Parrot Flower Power Wireless Plant Sensor. Other times, they can be extremely useful and help make some difficult tasks a little bit easier.

One such device is the Wishbone, by Joywing Tech, who just launched a campaign on Kickstarter. While there are other devices such as this on the market, Joywing claim that “Wishbone is the world’s smallest and easiest-to-use smart thermometer. It can accurately check body, object or environment temperature.” (more…)

Kim Kardashian in T-Mobile Super Bowl Commercial (video)

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Smartphone manufacturers have been very keen to sign big name celebrities for its ad campaign over the last couple of years, for example James Franco promoting the Galaxy Note 10.1, or Robert Downey Jr in the HTC ads. The large telecommunications companies have also been going it for some time, and Kim Kardashian is the latest celeb to feature in a big Super Bowl ad for T-Mobile in the US.

The advert itself is actually quite a smart one, check it out below: (more…)

Surface Pro 3 scores big for Microsoft in latest results

Published by on Jan 28th, 2015, 3 Comments

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The last week has been quite a big one for Microsoft. They showed off their first concept for the augmented reality device HoloLens, delved deeper into the new Windows 10 and also unveiled their brand new browser, project Spartan (although the name will likely change before release).

We think there are plenty of good reasons to get excited about where Microsoft is going next, but this week they got extremely excited about what is probably their first major success story when it comes to its own hardware, Nokia excluded. (more…)

Need a personal stylist? Theres an app for that

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

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As a woman, I am most certainly familiar with the dilemma of “I have nothing to wear” – even though I have a closet full of clothes. I am sure there are many women and men that can relate to this feeling of distress.

Of course, an option is to enlist the help of a stylist. but, this costs (a lot) of money and not all of us are Hollywood celebrities. Luckily, we are living in 2015, so naturally there is an app that will act as your personal stylist and even schedule outfits for you weeks in advance – so you never feel like you have nothing to wear.

ClosetSpace is the brainchild of Stylistics – who has developed other fashion-based apps – and will essentially create a completely unique, curated outfit for you from the clothes that you own. That’s right, those same pieces staring at you from your closet that you have no idea how to put together.

As the company calls it, ClosetSpace is a ‘style management platform’. Pretentious name aside, the app is extremely detailed and would be an excellent tool to use for fashion forward people.  (more…)

Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – Screenshots and Release Date Leaked

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Several years after his last adventure, retired fortune hunter Nathan Drake is forced back into the world of thieves. With the stakes much more personal, Drake embarks on his greatest adventure yet in a globe-trotting journey in pursuit of a historical conspiracy behind a fabled pirate treasure.

However, every treasure has its cost and this adventure will test Drake’s physical limits, his resolve, and ultimately what he’s willing to sacrifice to save the ones he loves. (more…)

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