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Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Samsung Galaxy S – five years and counting

2014-03-05 WHEN the world's leading smartphone maker releases a phone, you need to pay attention. At last week’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2014 in Barcelona, Spain, Samsung unveiled the latest Galaxy S5 and revealed that it isn’t done with it. In other...

CarPlay: iOS in your car

2014-03-05 IF YOU’RE an iPhone user and plan to get a new car soon, give yourself some time because it’s going to be worth the wait. Apple yesterday made a surprising announcement that it's entering the car business. No, Apple is not making an iCar. Rather...

WiFi in the sky looks set for takeoff

2014-03-05 WIFI in aircraft, hobbled in the past by slow speeds, could soon take off as new technology enables passengers to surf the Web as if they were in a coffee shop, Internet executives say. More airlines are rolling out new and improved services thanks...

Smartphone owners care more about operating systems than handsets

2014-03-05 NEW research shows that consumers' loyalty lies with either Android or iOS and their apps ecosystem, and not with the manufacturer that built their current phone. According to insights and analysis firm Kantar Worldpanel, when it comes to upgrading...

An app designed for kids with ADHD?

2014-03-05 RESEARCHERS from Norwegian research organisation SINTEF are studying smartwatches, digital calendars and other technology as possible support devices for children with autism and ADHD. Kids with these issues can become difficult when daily routines...

How Candy Crush, Angry Birds get your money

2014-03-05 THEY are free to download, fun to play, and fiendishly addictive: mobile games like Candy Crush Saga, Angry Birds and Clash of Clans want to get you hooked, then get your money. Whether you are paying to obtain extra lives, buy “gems” to use as a...

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Smartphone giants want your body

2014-02-27 SMARTPHONE makers are fighting for space on your wrist and your head; lucrative real estate for a new wave of high-tech devices if only they can persuade you to wear them. Manufacturers unleashed a battery of new wearable devices at the world’s...

Tesla Model S rated best 2014 vehicle to buy

2014-02-27 CONSUMER Reports have named the US electric luxury car Tesla Model S the top vehicle of 2014 to buy, calling it a “technological tour de force.”The US consumer shopping guide selected Tesla as the best overall in test performance, reliability and...

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Bluetooth headsets have become smarter

2014-02-26 MAKING and answering calls are no longer primarily how we use our smartphones today. We interact with our smartphone screens more than pressing it against our ears. And as today’s phones are getting bigger in size (thanks to Galaxy Note), holding...

Nokia puts on green robot suit with Android

2014-02-26 SOME said it would never happen, while others believed that it would. It became apparent that Nokia would never have Android when it partnered with Windows to do Windows Phone 7, 7.5 and 8. The impossible happened when Nokia launched Android on...

Samsung debuts wearables and latest Galaxy smartphone

2014-02-26 SAMSUNG Electronics unveiled a new smartwatch and fitness band along with the latest version of its Galaxy smartphone on Monday at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, demonstrating how the battleground for innovation is shifting from the...

Microsoft resets Windows Phone to reach lower cost markets

2014-02-26 MICROSOFT Corp is pushing to reach a far wider audience for smartphones running its Windows Phone software by turning to cheaper chipsets and easing restrictions on how phone makers use its software to encourage them to drive down costs. Nick...

HTC puts a premium on design with new mid-range device

2014-02-26 THE new HTC Desire 816 proves that plastic can be chic and that a handset aimed at the mid-tier can be packed full of premium touches. The Taiwanese firm won't be taking the wraps off its 2014 flagship phone (the replacement for the HTC One) until...

One-second movie download on next mobile network

2014-02-26 WHEN the next super-fast mobile network launches in 2020 you will be able to download a high-definition movie in one second flat. But the future fifth generation, or 5G, network is not really being designed for you. In fact, it will be built for...

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Toshiba Satellite P50T: Best of both worlds

2014-02-19 LAPTOPS these days tend to be built to fit into a certain category. Most of which are judged based on the performance. The Toshiba Satellite P50T is one laptop that can quite possibly fit into two. It functions well for day to day usage and looks...

Moto G: An excellent budget smartphone

2014-02-19 FORGET saving up for a mid-range or premium smartphone if you’re on an extremely tight budget. For just a fraction of the price, you can get a decent smartphone that does not skimp on build quality and features. This particular smartphone is...

Life's Good for the second ‘Pro’

2014-02-19 IF YOU like the Note 3's size but want anything but Samsung, LG's ready to take a stab at its Korean counterpart with a new “Note 3 killer”. The LG G Pro was launched last year to go head-to-head with the Galaxy Note 2. And just recently, LG...

The tablet big enough for the whole family

2014-02-19 IDEUM has built a 46-inch Android tablet that doubles as a coffee table and that can respond to 60 touches simultaneously.Unveiled by Ideum and 3M at the Digital Signage Expo in Las Vegas, the supersized slate boasts a full HD display and has a 64-...

Is Apple working on an ‘iWatch’ capable of predicting a heart attack?

2014-02-19 REPORTS are growing that Apple is working on wearable technology that will be heavily focused on health and well-being and not on making hands-free phone calls or social media status updates.The latest, which comes courtesy of the San Francisco...

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Pocket-ful of news

2014-02-12 IT WASN'T too long ago when I used to spend hours in front of various newspapers daily, trying to digest as much news as I could. Now with how mainstream the World Wide Web has become, I spend way less time in front of physical mediums of...

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