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This is the Samsung Galaxy Tab Active

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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Unveiled at last month’s IFA in Berlin, the new Galaxy Tab Active is a productivity tablet meant for people who work in a rugged environment (think factories, shipyards, etc.).

It is of the same ilk as we saw with the Galaxy S4 Active and Galaxy S5 active, being dust- and water-resistant and is very tough to boot. It certainly isn’t a flagship specified tablet, but then again it was never meant to be. (more…)

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may be banned in the US

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 18 Comments

NVIDIAvsSAMSamsung can’t seem to catch a break. The company recently revealed that they expect a significant decline in Q3 operating profits after a less than successful year. Now it seems like the Korean giant will have to face another legal barrage regarding its devices. Over the past couple of years Samsung has been embroiled in patent lawsuits with Apple and they have lost far more battles than they won. Now a new patent challenger has come to the fore and should the accusations prove to be true the US may not be seeing the Galaxy Note 4 and S5 for a long while… (more…)

Facebook working on an app for anonymity

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, 1 Comment

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According to recent reports, Facebook is reportedly a standalone app that will let its users interact and communicate under the cloak of anonymity. This would be a departure from Facebook’s usual mantra of connecting people, as real names and identities are of no consequence within the new app. (more…)

Apple’s 16 Oct event will show off something new

Published by on Oct 9th, 2014, No Comments

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Invites to an October 16th event at the company’s Cupertino headquarters have just started making the rounds. If all the rumours floating around are true (which they usually are these days), we’ll be getting a new iPad Air, new Mac computers and a brand spanking new iPad form factor. (more…)

Plastc – a single card that will replace your entire wallet

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Nowadays we have so many cards we need to carry industrial sized wallets with us. From debit cards to credit cards, gift cards and access cards – it’s all a little too much.

Wouldn’t it be great (for security and our sanity) if all our cards could be linked to one? Of course it would – and that is exactly what Plastc card wants to do.

Plastc card is a ‘smart card’ that can hold up  to 20 different cards in its system. All you have to do, is load your array of cards onto Plastc and then store them there, electronically.

Much like the concept of Coin – that can hold 8 cards and let you choose between them – Plastc card also allows you to choose which card you would like to use by simply swiping on the card’s touch screen, or E-ink display, to select the one you want.

Plastc also has NFC and EMV technology capabilities, which of course accompanies the more secure chip reader cards, rather than the less secure, outdated magnetic strips. (more…)

HP announces split and retrenchments

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

hp-splitHewlett-Packard has revealed plans to split the company in two. The Wall Street Journal broke the story over the past weekend that HP has filed the motion with the US Securities and Exchange Commision. The transition into two publicly traded companies is expected to be completed by the end of 2015. The split is intended to refocus the companies efforts within their core businesses, but who gets the “H” and who gets the “P”? (more…)

Phones to get ultrasound gesture control in 2015 (video)

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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At the CEATEC 2014 technology show outside Tokyo, Elliptic Labs introduced Multi-Layer Interaction. It is a new technology that uses your hand’s proximity to toggle different actions or layers. This will be implemented in smartphones in the first half of 2015. (more…)

WhatsApp now officially belongs to Facebook

Published by on Oct 8th, 2014, No Comments

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Eight months after we initially heard that Facebook had acquired WhatsApp for a whopping $19 billion, the deal has finally been approved by the various commissions involved in the US and Europe. In fact, the deal’s price tag has actually increased to $21.8 billion. (more…)

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