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Opinion: Uber – The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, 6 Comments


Disclaimer: This opinion piece does not necessarily represent the views of BandwidthBlog, its employees or its affiliates, but is from a third-party and is solely those of the author.

By Grant McGlashan

So I think we have all been following this Uber debacle with some interest over the last few months. My interest stems from the fact that I have a shareholding in a company that provides some technology services to the metered cab industry and have worked closely with some of the legitimate operators for the past five years and see the effect that Uber is having on some of their businesses. I think more will soon start to realise the effect Uber is impacting on their businesses in the months to come, hopefully it won’t be too late for them to start doing something about it. (more…)

HTC One M9 hardware supposedly leaked

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, No Comments


As we reported yesterday, we are expecting the new HTC One M9 on March the 1st. Now we have some concrete evidence from Bloomberg that we can expect some of our most wanted innards in this new flagship. (more…)

Code your own climax with this programmable vibrator (video)

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, No Comments


The world of technology is certainly a weird and wonderful place. To most, the everyday goings on in the sector can seem mundane, geeky, boring and all those other cliché words that spring to mind. Often it seems like a man’s world (and certainly still is mostly with the big corporates), but every now and again a gem such as this will rear its, as it were, that could truly appeal to the general female public. (more…)

Sid Meier’s new game “Starships” unveiled (video)

Published by on Jan 20th, 2015, 2 Comments


We all have great admiration for the legendary game maker Sid Meier. While some may not be fans of his simulation franchises, such as SimGolf and Railroad Tycoon, other strategy games have been among our favourites. I shudder when I think about the number of hours I’ve spent on the Civilization games.

Mr Meier, as we’ve seen in Civilization, is clearly fond of exploration on a grand scale. This time he wants to take on an entire galaxy, not just the whole planet. (more…)

Tesla Model X will be a tow-capable vehicle

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments

tesla-model-x-1Elon Musk’s electrical car company Tesla will be adding an interesting model to their line up. Tesla cars are still quite expensive but they are becoming more and more affordable as time and technology advances. If you are looking (in the US that is) for something with more space than the current Model S, you might be interested in Tesla’s new rumored SUV, the Model X. Not only will it be a much larger vehicle, it will also bring some much required torque to the Tesla range. (more…)

Facebook (finally) launches Facebook At Work

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, No Comments

Facebook at Work

Are you feeling guilty about spending so much time on Facebook while you are at work? Well, you don’t have to be. Soon you’ll have a perfectly legitimate reason to mindlessly scroll through your newsfeed – sort of.

Back in November, we reported on Facebook’s plans to launch a totally separate, ‘new’ Facebook that is specifically geared towards using the platform at work

Facebook at Work (first believed to be called ‘Facebook for Work’) had a relatively hush-hush, soft-launch on Thursday’. While the platform has not been released entirely to the public just yet, the new, ‘productive’ version of Facebook has been launched to a few partners for testing. And while there will be different versions for desktop as well as iOS, it’s only the app (for iPhone, iPads) that has launched.

So, just how exactly will Facebook at Work, work? (more…)

Samsung Galaxy S6 to sport 2K display, 64-bit processor

Published by on Jan 19th, 2015, 1 Comment


The last couple of months have been pretty dry as far as interesting flagships go. The year is starting to gain some momentum now, however, and even though we didn’t see a massive mobile presence at CES 2015, Mobile World Congress is around the corner and it might be a bit more exciting when it comes to flagship phones. (more…)

HTC sends out MWC invites – new HTC One M9 coming soon?

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While HTC did unveil the Desire 826 at CES this year, they didn’t really have a massive presence at the trade show. Last year HTC announced the HTC One M8 at a standalone event, and not at MWC as they had before, but this year might be different.

Reports point to a possible HTC flagship launch at MWC 2015, called project “Hima”, which is rumoured to be either the HTC One M9 or the HTC One M8 Max – the massive phablet successor to the previous One Max. (more…)