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Can Zynga become a gaming force again with “Dawn of Titans”?

Published by on Mar 19th, 2015, No Comments

dawn-of-titans (1)Zynga has had a tough time of it lately. The gaming company became a household name with the sudden rise of Facebook gaming a few years ago but since then have struggled to adapt their brand to mobile gaming.

Their big hit Farmville spread like wildfire a few years ago and that allowed the company to grow and release more titles. Zynga spent 2011 and 2012 snapping up the studios behind smartphone sensations like Words With Friends and Draw Something, and even hired former Xbox chief Don Mattrick as its CEO. All of these changes couldn’t get them back on track, but a new epic strategy game just might… (more…)

LG G Flex 2 launch: Keeping ahead of the curve

Published by on Feb 27th, 2015, No Comments

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The morning of Friday, February 27th saw LG Electronics launch two new handsets in Cape Town, South Africa: The high-end G Flex 2, and the budget-conscious C50.

Hosted at the One & Only, in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, LG punted the G Flex 2 under the auspices of the device’s newer form factor. Harking from both the design language inaugurated with the flagship G3 handset and the original G Flex, the G Flex 2 is an impressive specimen of a smartphone.

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HTC flaunts new BoomSound speakers

Published by on Feb 24th, 2015, No Comments

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With their newest flagship – the One M9 – set to release less than a week from today – HTC has geared up an entirely new ad campaign to market the forthcoming phone’s new BoomSound speakers.

Competing for attention with Samsung’s incoming Galaxy S6 – as both handsets will be officially unveiled a few hours apart at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain – HTC is content to tease prospective purchasers with brand new version of its popular BoomSound speaker technology over Twitter.

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Sony Xperia Z4 specs confirmed

Published by on Feb 13th, 2015, No Comments

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Sony’s hotly-anticipated Xperia Z4 – which is expected to release at the end of the first quarter of 2015 – has officially had its specifications revealed through Geekbench benchmarks; and the results look exciting.

Powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, the Z4 will arrive in a 5.2″ chassis containing a mighty 4GB RAM, and an Adreno 430 GPU which will run a 2560 x 1440 display at a cool 565ppi. The Z4 will also carry a 20.7 megapixel primary snapper, with a 5 megapixel rear camera for rich, detailed and crisp selfies.

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Samsung’s next Galaxy to have more of an ‘edge’

Published by on Feb 11th, 2015, No Comments

According to a news report from Bloomberg, Samsung is preparing two new additions to their best-selling Galaxy marque, including a device with what intends to be a ‘wraparound’ display, with the main screen covering three sides of the device. It is unclear at the moment whether the display in question will extend to the side bezels a la the Galaxy Note Edge, or will extend to a secondary screen similar to Yotaphone’s eponymous second flagship, the Yotaphone 2 – minus the E-ink display.

The current Galaxy Note Edge

The current Galaxy Note Edge

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Need a personal stylist? Theres an app for that

Published by on Jan 27th, 2015, No Comments

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As a woman, I am most certainly familiar with the dilemma of “I have nothing to wear” – even though I have a closet full of clothes. I am sure there are many women and men that can relate to this feeling of distress.

Of course, an option is to enlist the help of a stylist. but, this costs (a lot) of money and not all of us are Hollywood celebrities. Luckily, we are living in 2015, so naturally there is an app that will act as your personal stylist and even schedule outfits for you weeks in advance – so you never feel like you have nothing to wear.

ClosetSpace is the brainchild of Stylistics – who has developed other fashion-based apps – and will essentially create a completely unique, curated outfit for you from the clothes that you own. That’s right, those same pieces staring at you from your closet that you have no idea how to put together.

As the company calls it, ClosetSpace is a ‘style management platform’. Pretentious name aside, the app is extremely detailed and would be an excellent tool to use for fashion forward people.  (more…)

Sony might sell their mobile business

Published by on Jan 14th, 2015, 5 Comments

Sony-no-QuadBusiness isn’t looking too good at Sony right now. The company’s own forecasts show that they will make a 230 billion yen (R 22.65 billion) net loss for the financial year ending in March. Even though the PlayStation 4 is selling by the truckload, difficulties in other divisions are putting strain on the bottom line of the Japanese tech giant. After selling its Vaio laptop business to Japan Industrial Partners last year, the company is reportedly considering future offloads of other businesses. (more…)

These could quite possibly be the strangest smartphones ever

Published by on Nov 12th, 2014, No Comments

LG AKA

We all know that there is intense competition in the smartphone market. Phones are getting bigger and faster and, well, smarter. And while this is all good and well, LG just took things to a whole new level; a whole new level of strange.

The company has introduced 4 new smartphones that each has their own, distinct personality. We’re not kidding – personalities.

The LG AKA range f phones include 4 different smartphones each with a personal name and an accompanying character or persona if you will.

Introducing Eggy, Wooky, YoYo and Soul. And just like any well-thought out fictional character, these four have their own backstories which forms part of their distinct personas.  (more…)

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