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Moto X+1 leak looks legit

Published by on Jul 29th, 2014, No Comments

 

x1-1The Moto X was a real smash hit of a device, even though it didn’t sell very well. Priced very well, we were surprised that so few people actually picked it up when Google and Motorola built their first smartphone together.

We finally have some concrete evidence that Motorola are in fact making a sequel to the critically acclaimed Moto X, dubbed the Moto X+1. (more…)

Here is a temporary tattoo that will unlock your smartphone

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

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When it comes to phone privacy, some people take it very seriously. Sure, with most smartphone’s you can set up a pin code to enter the phone, but for some that just doesn’t cut it.

One company, VivaLnk, has come up with a rather unusual way of unlocking your phone – a temporary tattoo.

The Santa Clara-based company developed patented technology called eSkin. This technology allows small electronics to communicate with your smartphone or tablet.

Thus, after teaming up with Motorola, they have developed a so-called ‘digital tattoo’ that will unlock your smartphone.

How does it work? Quite simply actually. The super thin NFC circuit is embedded in a medical like, 3M adhesive tape and so, it creates a ‘digital tattoo’.  (more…)

LG G3 Review: Bow to the new Android King

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, 10 Comments

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Last year LG released one of the most critically acclaimed smartphones of the year, the LG G2. After rebranding the old Optimus brand, the LG G2 was the successor to the Optimus G, at least in spirit. The LG G2 completely set itself apart from the Optimus G, though, and quickly became LG’s best-selling smartphone.

Now LG brings us the LG G3, available in South Africa from 1 August, and it’s trying to take everything on board from fans and critics alike and apply to the design of its latest flagship to appeal to all. Does it succeed in improving everything we didn’t like about the G2 while consolidating its successes from that device?

Before we find out, check out some of the key features of the G3: (more…)

Robot furniture that builds itself

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

Roombots1At the break-neck speed which we live our modern day lives, versatile products have become a near necessity. Today’s smartphone’s double as high-spec cameras, computers, gaming consoles etc. What if more mundane objects in your life became more versatile? Imagine arriving home after work and the chair you sat on this morning reading emails has converted itself into a sofa for after work relaxation? What if that pesky coffee table moved out of your way as you stumbled past half asleep every morning? These ideas could soon become a reality through research being conducted at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). (more…)

This app makes emojis of your face

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Are you getting a bit bored with the standard emoji options? Would you like to express yourself in a more personal way – especially when it comes to emojis? Then this app is definitely for you.

Imoji is an iPhone app that allows you get a little more personal when it comes to sending emojis. In a nutshell, this app will allow you to create emoji’s (or stickers) of almost anything you want.

You simply crop photos – whether it’s a selfie or a picture of your cat – and then, the app turns them into stickers. You can then send these stickers to your friends via iMessage.  (more…)

Gamer discovers and races deceased father’s ghost car

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

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PBS recently released a video about how games can be spiritual experiences, and below that posting was commented by a person with the handle 00WARTHERAPY00. He/she wrote a touching story in the comments about the time they spent gaming with their dad.

This person went on to say that when he or she was four years old, they’d play Xbox with his or her father and had tons of fun up until a few years later when their dad passed away. According to the commenter, it was a decade before they could bring themselves to switching on that Xbox again, but when they did there was a surprise waiting for them. (more…)

New Lithium technology will extend battery life

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

li-ion batttery-s5Forget Quad-HD screens and 40 MP cameras. Forget the latest Snapdragon processor or fingerprint-ID. All of these fancy hardware and software enhancements become useless if you are continually tethered to a charging cable. What smartphone customers want  is a battery that will extend their device usage for as long as possible, without cutting back and avoiding features just to save some juice. Well, there is some good news on the horizon with researchers at Stanford developing a new lithium battery that will last much, much longer… (more…)

Turn any Android device into a PC gamepad (video)

Published by on Jul 28th, 2014, No Comments

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Playing something like a platformer on a PC can be quite cumbersome with a keyboard and mouse, and Ideum believe they have the answer. It has created an Android app called GestureWorks Gameplay which is used as a virtual controller, letting you use your phone or tablet to steer the action instead of either a real gamepad or on-screen buttons. (more…)

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