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Google Search results start highlighting health facts

Published by on Feb 11th, 2015, No Comments

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The search giant like to throw their weight around with an array of different services. Sometimes they don’t work out and Google will shut it down sooner than later, but other times they stick.

Google is now starting to relay health info in the same way they handle personal bios, spelling queries, sports teams etc. in their search results. Just like you could search “Eiffel Tower” to get all the relevant info regarding the Parisian landmark, you can now search “flu symptoms” to get the relevant information. (more…)

Sony announces new curvy Xperia E4

Published by on Feb 11th, 2015, No Comments

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Over the last 12 months Sony have done a real good job at trimming their Xperia line-up into something more palatable, with no one device detracting from another. Their bewilderingly fast development cycle has left some people bemused and upset – and we can certainly understand that – but it doesn’t mean that their devices can’t play with the big boys.

The current top dog is the Sony Xperia Z3 (read our in-depth review here), which is a great great flag bearer for the brand. The Sony Xperia Z3 Compact (the review is coming next week) is probably the best ‘small’ phone you can buy. The Xperia E-range has also been a solid, if sometimes underwhelming, budget minded device which will suit most just fine.

Now Sony have announced the newest version of the entry-level range, the Xperia E3. It has a 5-inch qHD display, a 1.3 GHz processor with four cores, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 5MP rear shooter (and 2MP for the front), as well as the 2,300mAh battery.

It will launch in Q2 in South Africa, and we are very curious to find out what the pricing will be like on this model. (more…)

Sony Xperia Z3 Review: The smartphone underdog

Published by on Feb 10th, 2015, 3 Comments

SonyZ3-003Sony has been playing with the big boys over the last couple of years and the new Xperia range (from the Z1) has really put the company up there among the best. It seems like only yesterday (and probably was) that Sony released the Xperia Z2 in South Africa and now the new Z3 is here. What is even more baffling is that the Z4 might be revealed in May this year. This crazy release schedule probably has more down sides for me than up sides, but that does not mean that Sony will skimp on the details.

Famed for its super cool camera and sleek design, the Xperia range has continued to gather customers since its inception, or have they? The Z3 looks a lot like the Z2, and after a quick glance at the spec sheet (below), you might argue that it makes the same type of noises. This is important because, by its own admission, Sony isn’t doing very well at competing in the phone-making game. Will the Z3 offer enough over the Z2 to warrant an upgrade? Will the Z3 help the struggling Sony ship? Read our Xperia Z3 review to find out. (more…)

iOS 9 to be more focused on faster performance

Published by on Feb 10th, 2015, No Comments

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It seems as though iOS 8 was just released the other day, but already we are seeing reports of what we can expect from Apple’s next update, iOS 9.

While iOS 8 was all about cool, integrated new features like Healthkit, Apple Pay and the Touch-ID finger scanner, early reports are suggesting that iOS 9 will focus on performance rather than features and fancy new apps.

According to an initial report by 9to5Mac, Apple is said to have a more “directed focus” on optimization and stabilization of the current iOS.

iOS 9 – which is reportedly codenamed ‘Stowe’ for now – can almost be seen as a faster, better version of iOS 8. That being said, this doesn’t mean that iOS 9 won’t have its own new features, so Apple fans can breathe a sigh of relief… (more…)

Nvidia GTX 900 series: Which one should you buy?

Published by on Feb 9th, 2015, 8 Comments

GTX980Unfortunately for most PC gamers there exists a clear and painful disconnect between how fast graphics and gaming technology advances and how fast their salaries increase year on year. So when you are looking for your next GPU you want to get a great card without having to break the bank correct? Well this article should help you, if you are a Nvidia enthusiast, to decide between the GTX 960, 970 or 980.

Considering only the specs on paper the GTX 980 is the clear winner, but which card will give you more bang for your buck? Say for every R1000 spent on the GPU, how much performance will you get? Want to know, check out this comparison. (more…)

Top 5: Entry level DSLR cameras

Published by on Feb 6th, 2015, 3 Comments

DSLRsEverybody seems to be a “professional” photographer these days. But buying a pro camera definitely won’t make you a professional. Yes, many cameras do a lot of the work for you these days, but nothing beats hard work and experience. Needless to say the beginner to amateur camera market is a huge playing field. How do you decide on an entry-level camera that has all the features and hardware to take great pics, but still is easy enough to learn and understand?

Well we took the time to do some research around the Top 5 entry level DSLR cameras on the market today. There might be a lot more out there, but if you buy anyone on our list you won’t be disappointed. (more…)

Samsung copies Apple’s iPhone 6 design for the Galaxy S6?

Published by on Feb 6th, 2015, 13 Comments

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For months, rumours have suggested that Samsung’s Galaxy S6 would look much different than the company’s previous Galaxy phones. Now, a new batch of leaked photos give us a better idea of exactly what Samsung may have in mind and it looks similar to the iPhone 6.

French blog Nowhereelse.fr, which leaked several photos of the iPhone 6 that turned out to be accurate before its launch, has posted a set of images that supposedly show the Galaxy S6′s metal chassis. (more…)

Katy Perry to get mobile game a la Kim Kardashian

Published by on Feb 5th, 2015, No Comments

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Celebrities are always looking for more ways to make a ton of money. Whether it’s fragrances, couture or even mobile games and apps – they can’t resist plastering their face on almost everything.

And now it looks like pop princess Katy Perry is set to follow in the footsteps of another famous celebrity by getting her own mobile game.

Just like reality star Kim Kardashian, Katy will launch her own mobile game that will feature her voice and most likely a character of herself.

According to a press release released yesterday, Katy Perry’s game looks set to have a similar premise to that of the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game, where players will have to climb a metaphorical ladder and build a career to gain success and reach the top:

“…(sic)[the game will] introduce players to a digital playground of global success and talent” a portion of the press release read.  (more…)

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