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New Samsung Galaxy Alpha pics leak

Published by on Aug 5th, 2014, 1 Comment

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There are so many names floating around for Samsung’s latest flagship device. There are so many variants of the Galaxy S5, and now this, the Galaxy Alpha.

These pictures actually look like they are similar to the photos we saw for an alleged Galaxy F smartphone, a more premium version of the Galaxy S5. (more…)

Samsung released UHD monitors in SA

Published by on Aug 5th, 2014, No Comments

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Samsung Electronics are quickly rolling out all products in South Africa that the rest of the world is seeing and we are getting it much faster than in previous years. Now that Samsung is opening a manufacturing plant in Durban, we are sure to see the benefits of lower prices in the future.

It doesn’t mean that Samsung isn’t committed to bringing us the latest technology in a timely manner in the meantime, though. has announced the local availability of the Samsung 28-inch UD590 UHD (Ultra High Definition) display monitor.

Details follow after the break in the press release: (more…)

Pep and Google to make smartphones for Africa

Published by on Aug 5th, 2014, No Comments

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One of strangest alliances might be forming very soon in South Africa. According to sources familiar with PEP’s plans, they are working with Google to come up with Android propositions that are more Africa-friendly and are working on an interface that will let the user control how much data they are using.
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Apple and Beats are now officially together

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, No Comments

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Undoubtedly one of the biggest and most newsworthy acquisitions of the year thus far has been that of Apple and Beats.

When we first broke the news in May that Apple will be buying Beats for a whopping $3 billion, we were just as intrigued as the rest of the world. And now, after months of formalities and approvals, the deal is done.

Apple had finally received US regulatory to acquire Beats and on Saturday, they posted a page to their website officially welcoming Beats to the Apple family.

The message read:

“Today we are excited to officially welcome Beats Music and Beats Electronics to the Apple family. Music has always held a special place in our hearts, and we’re thrilled to join forces with a group of people who love it as much as we do. Beats cofounders Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre have created beautiful products that have helped millions of people deepen their connection to music. We’re delighted to be working with the team to elevate that experience even further.

And we can’t wait to hear what’s next” (more…)

Flappy Bird is back – and he brought his family

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, No Comments

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We are all pretty familiar with the Flappy Bird spectacle. After becoming an overnight hit and then subsequently being pulled form app stores after it’s creator had a bit of a meltdown – no one can say there hasn’t been drama with Flappy Bird.

And now, after months of speculation and waiting, Flappy Bird has finally returned and this time around he brought some of his family members.

Flappy Birds Family is the latest version of the addictive game to come from it’s developer, Dong Nguyen. However, there is a catch – Flappy Birds Family is not available to everyone. In actual fact, it’s only available to a very select group of people; namely those who own a Amazon Fire TV.

For reasons that are not yet known, Flappy Birds Family is only available to download on Amazon’s Android app store and only works with Amazon’s Fire TV. According to The Verge, the app won’t even work on an Android phone.  (more…)

Spray-painted solar cells promises cheap power

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, No Comments

Spray solarIn a world where energy almost acts as a currency, the ability to produce more efficient energy at a lower cost is the ultimate goal. Harnessing the power of the sun has been a long standing alternative to coal produced energy. One of the biggest problems however is the expensive and large solar panels required to generate a sufficient amount of energy. Scientists have dreamed of “painting” solar cells on just about any surface but they have struggled with efficiency (they were happy to get 1% output a few years ago). Finally, it looks like effective paint on power cells are close at hand… (more…)

BBM beta open for all Windows Phone devices

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, 1 Comment

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It seems to becoming more difficult to keep BlackBerry at the forefront of the news, but luckily BBM may be keeping it alive after all. Windows Phone is the next frontier for the messaging service, but it is yet to be seen if it will be successful on the platform. (more…)

Oh no! The Moto 360 is made of plastic!

Published by on Aug 4th, 2014, 1 Comment

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The internet is abuzz with new rumours of the Moto 360, and people are not happy! With the wearable still not available to buy, the inevitable has finally happened, and nay-saying rumors now claim that despite all Motorola’s talk about stainless steel and the in-person run-ins with watch’s hardware, the 360 may arrive with a plastic body for its commercial debut. (more…)

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