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OnePlus One leaked in pictures

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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The OnePlus One truly looks like it will be an interesting smartphone. Not only will it run the new version of CyanogenMod out of the box, but the design also looks very classy, as we can now see in leaked photos.

The creator of this device, Pete Lau, wanted to make “the perfect smartphone.” He is a former executive of the Chinese smartphone manufacturer Oppo, so perhaps it isn’t surprising that the device does look quite a bit like recent ones from Oppo, i.e. the Find 5. (more…)

This ‘Onesie’ can turn you into a WiFi hotspot (video)

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2014, No Comments

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Even though it is quite simple to turn one of your devices in to a WiFi hotspot or to carry around an extra portable WiFi router, designer Borre Akkersdijk thinks there is a better way. He wants to turn YOU into a WiFi hotspot by wearing one of his experimental BB.Suits.

It is a cotton onesie knitted with special 3D techniques, which then has space to house WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and NFC connections, meaning you are now the access point to various devices and technologies. It also allows to play music on the go. (more…)

Review: Acer Aspire E1-531 Laptop

Published by on Apr 22nd, 2014, 4 Comments

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Recently, I received a laptop to review. Baring in mind that this is my first time reviewing something, plus the fact that I have been a Mac user for years, I was kind of nervous (yet thoroughly excited) to review a different laptop.

Firstly, the Acer Aspire is a strikingly beautiful laptop. The sleek, elegant design of the machine hits you straight in the face once it’s taken out of the box – this, however, may also be because of it’s super glossy look. Think a kind of glassy black you might find in the lair of Bruce Wayne.

Obviously, as a woman, I was very impressed with the look and feel of the laptop. It’s light enough to comfortably carry around (it ways around 2.5 kilo’s), yet sturdy enough to make you feel you’re carrying something of quality.

I also especially liked the look and feel of both the keyboard and trackpad. The keys seemed ‘flatter’, which of course attributes to it’s modern look, and the trackpad is sleek and comfortable to work with. No jerky mouse moves either.

Moving along to the stuff that really matters – the hardware.  (more…)

Samsung’s Gear Fit ad shows you how to use it

Published by on Apr 17th, 2014, No Comments

The Gear Fit and the Galaxy S5 are now available worldwide and with its release, Samsung wants to show you how you are supposed to use your new device.

The short 30 second spot commercial overs some real life scenarios such as rejecting a call without ever laying a finger on your phone as well as tracking your fitness data. Take a look at the video above.

Is the Gear Fit something you would be interested in? (more…)

Google launches Camera app to the Play Store

Published by on Apr 17th, 2014, No Comments

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Google has just launched its own camera app in the Play Store, which it simply called Google Camera. It looks somewhat different than what you might find on a Google Nexus, and is available for any device running Android 4.4 KitKat (which admittedly, is still only a few). (more…)

Microsoft’s All-in-One Media Keyboard

Published by on Apr 17th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Can you believe that Microsoft has been making their own keyboards for 20 years this week? Now they have a new wireless keyboard with integrated trackpad, the All-in-One Media Keyboard, targeted at living room users, smart TVs, Xbox One, and tablets.

According to Microsoft, the All-in-One Media Keyboard will work with Windows 8.1, 8, and 7; Windows RT; Mac OS X 10.7 through 10.9; and Android 4.03, 4.12, and 4.2. It goes on sale this month for about US$40, which is not that bad considering its functionality. (more…)

Saturn is birthing a new moon!

Published by on Apr 17th, 2014, No Comments

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NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has been orbiting the gas giant Saturn for some time and will stay for many more years. Its sole mission is to study the planet and the moons and rings around it. Now, though, for the first and perhaps the last time in human existence, we are seeing an actual moon form around the planet.

The birth of a moon is an extremely rare event. There’s a theory that Saturn used to have a much larger ring system, which led to formation of numerous natural satellites. (more…)

Top smartphone manufacturers sign anti-phone theft pledge

Published by on Apr 16th, 2014, No Comments

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The crackdown on smartphone theft has jumped another level after some of the world’s leading smartphone manufacturers, as well as cellular carriers, signed a new pledge to combat this ever increasing problem.

The new pledge stipulates that companies who have signed, now pledge to help make it harder for thieves to steal smartphones by means of ‘kill switch’ applications.

Google, Apple, Microsoft, HTC, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola and Huawei have all agreed to build their smartphones in a way in which it would be difficult for a thief to do anything with a smartphone once the so-called ‘kill switch’ has been engaged.

The idea is that the companies will make it possible for every smartphone user to remotely block and wipe their phones, should it be stolen. This will then in turn speed up the process of blocking your phone and rendering the device ‘unusable’ to the criminal. (more…)

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