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Is there a Facebook, Uber partnership looming?

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, No Comments

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If recent reports are to be believed then we might see a new, powerful partnership between Facebook and Uber in the near future.

According to a report by Re/code, Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg,  reportedly had a meeting with Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick about a possible partnership between the two mega companies that would reap a lot of benefits for both.

Apparently, the two discussed the possibility of integration the Uber service into Facebook’s Messenger app. This would then essentially mean that you would be able to order an Uber while you are talking to your friends on Messenger.

We already know that Facebook is very interested in turning their messenger app into something more than just (another) messaging/communication tool. And it seems that they are looking into e-commerce to expand the horizons of Messenger. (more…)

iPhone 6 – Bandwidth Blog Rumour Roundup

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 4 Comments

appleresWe have seen all the major smartphone manufacturers release their 2014 models so far. Samsung revealed the Galaxy 5, Sony the Xperia Z2 and recently LG joined the party with the G3. The only big player still in the dressing room is the much anticipated iPhone 6. The Cupertino based company will as per usual release their flagship products at special events at the end of the third quarter of the year  (September). Bandwidth Blog has been reporting on various specifications, sizes and features the new iPhone iteration might have. This article summarises what we and the rest of the world expects of the new iPhone… (more…)

World’s largest video game collection sold for $750k

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, 4 Comments

A couple of months ago we told you about the world’s largest video game collection and that is is going on auction. It has been sold for a whopping $750,250 after going on auction for $1. When we last reported on it, the bid was around $50,000.

The bidder has bought himself the largest private collection of video games, said to be around 11,000 games in total.

Source: GameGavel

ASUS Transformer Book V: Laptop hybrid with docked Android phone

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, No Comments

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If there is one company that has completely against the grain in recent years with their electronic gadgets, it’s ASUS. Recently they have released multiple Padfones – devices that are tablets with a dock in the back which houses a smartphone. These two worked together and separately as well, like smartphones and tablets would normally.

Now, they are taking the brave idea in a new direction. The company has taken a laptop, which can also be converted into a tablet, but also houses a smartphone. Wait, what? (more…)

Steamboy: The handheld Steam gaming system (video)

Published by on Jul 25th, 2014, No Comments

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A while ago Steam announced that they would release a gaming operating system called Steam OS. It will be completely built around the current Steam ecosystem and be fully optimised for gaming. Manufacturers can then make Steam Machines to their heart content, and can be as diverse as any PC setup. (more…)

Apple releases first public beta of OS X Yosemite

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

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If you are a Mac user and keen to start testing Apple’s latest OS Yosemite, then today is your lucky day. The company has announced that they will release the first public beta version of the operating system today.

This is the first time Apple has made Yosemite available to test for non-developers.

Mac users can simply sign up using their Apple ID for the Yosemite beta program on the Apple website. They will then need to use a redemption code to download and install the OS from the Mac App Store.

This will give users the opportunity to install the system, test it and then provide feedback. The company have also made it really easy to report any issues with the built-in Feedback Assistant app, which sends feedback directly to Apple.  (more…)

New Chapter: Cape Town Entrepreneurs’ next step

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, 1 Comment

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After four years at the head of South Africa’s fast-growing eCommerce company, Cape Town entrepreneurs Wayne Gosling and Daniel Guasco have announced their departure from Groupon South Africa in search of new opportunities.

The pair first started Twangoo in June 2010 in a garage, sealing the deal to sell to Groupon USA in just 125 days and taking the company from strength to strength during their time as chief executives. In fact, now 1 in 3 e commerce transactions in South Africa take place on Groupon. (more…)

This LG TV can be rolled up like a newspaper (video)

Published by on Jul 24th, 2014, No Comments

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This kind of technology is surely going to be in all our houses within 5 years, if the experts are to be believed. Flexible and bendable displays are all the rage these days. LG has showcased another one of their prototypes, and you’ll never believe how bendable this one actually is.

The resolution isn’t quite up to scratch as of yet, coming in at a measly 1200 x 810 pixels, but this is a massive step forward. We can’t wait to see how this will be implemented in mass market televisions soon!

Check out the video of the prototype after the break. (more…)

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