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Hands-on with Samsung’s Galaxy S8 – Something to prove

Samsung has finally revealed the Galaxy S8, as well as its bigger, beefier brother the S8+, and it really had to turn the knob up to eleven and then break it off to make up for the events of 2016. We’ve had some time to actually handle the phone and we’re able to conclude that Samsung has probably achieved what they’ve set out to do. Most of our being is crying out for this hands...[Read More]

11 things you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

It’s here! Or rather, they’re here, because (as expected) the Samsung Galaxy S8 comes in two forms. They’re both rather lovely, and packed with new tech guaranteed to leave fans salivating. We’ve got all the details you need to know about them here. 1) THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS The whole every-flagship-comes-in-two-versions thing reaches ridiculous heights with the S8 – literally. The standard ...[Read More]

What to expect from tonight’s Samsung Galaxy S8 event

Although the explosive demise of the Galaxy Note 7 still lingers in everyone’s minds, Samsung is ready to turn the page and unveil the hotly anticipated Galaxy S8 this week. As usual, the rumour mill has been in overdrive in recent weeks, and we’ve seen an array of pristine renders that match Samsung’s own marketing teases, plus there’s a nice stack of specs and rumours tha...[Read More]

How to make an Internet of Intelligent Things work for Africa

Late in 2016 Senegal’s Banque Regionale De Marches announced the launch of the eCFA Franc; a cryptocurrency for the countries of the West African Monetary Union – Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire, Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger, Togo and Guinea-Bissau. This and similar innovations mark the coming of age of a new generation of applications – an Internet of Intelligent Things – that could provide a new infr...[Read More]

6 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 must do to reclaim the smartphone top spot

There’s a new smartphone in town – and it’s called the Galaxy S8. Or, at least, it will be when it launches very, very soon. Chief rival to the iPhone, Samsung’s Galaxy S-series handsets have long been front-runners in the race for smartphone supremacy, with stacks of power and ahead-of-the-curve features, such as the Edge display. With this latest iteration, though, Samsung will need to pul...[Read More]

Star Trek’s Holodeck: from science fiction to a new reality

Many of the technological advances predicted in Star Trek’s fictional universe have become reality, such as the mobile communicator and hand-held tablet computers. Others, such as tractor beams and warp drives, are still a work in progress. But what of the Holodeck? The Holodeck first appeared in The Practical Joker, a 1974 episode of the Star Trek animated series. It was depicted as a recreation ...[Read More]

The 7 coolest smartwatches from Baselworld 2017

In the market for a dazzling new smartwatch? Your next connected timepiece might have been revealed, as the Baselworld 2017 watch and jewellery show rages on in Switzerland. Many of the top watch brands are riding the resurgent wave of Android Wear 2.0, debuting watches that run the gamut from minimal and affordable to bold and expensive, with a little bit of everything in between. And what’...[Read More]

Light Start – Starcraft Remastered, Nio EP9 speeds, Amazon’s first drone delivery, and the Justice League

Starcraft Remastered is coming for the hours of your life that you can’t really spare right now Well, there go our plans for the next few years. Blizzard has announced the existence of Starcraft Remastered, a release which is going to be taking the original space RTS epic and upgrading it with 4K graphics, updated online connectivity (while retaining LAN access, which made the original such ...[Read More]

8 new features Android O will bring to your phone

Surprise! Android O is here. Well, sort of: Google has dropped a developer’s preview build of the next-gen mobile OS revision, along with a heap of details on just what it brings to the table. Obviously, we expected an Android O to follow last year’s Nougat, but the sudden launch caught us all off-guard. Right now, Android O really is meant for developers to start learning from and imp...[Read More]

Alternatives to meat help solve environmental strain, issues of factory farming

Uma Valeti makes a mean meatball. It’s perfectly round, sizzles when you fry it in a pan and tastes good. But unlike most meatballs, it was grown in a sterile brewery, not a cow. Memphis Meats, the company that he co-founded, has been called “the hottest tech in Silicon Valley” by Fortune magazine and is aiming to revolutionise food production. Dr Valeti is a cardiologist who was...[Read More]

How Artificial Intelligence and the robotic revolution will change the workplace of tomorrow

The workplace is going to look drastically different ten years from now. The coming of the Second Machine Age is quickly bringing massive changes along with it. Manual jobs, such as lorry driving or house building are being replaced by robotic automation, and accountants, lawyers, doctors and financial advisers are being supplemented and replaced by high level artificial intelligence (AI) systems....[Read More]

The age of hacking brings a return to the physical key

With all the news about Yahoo accounts being hacked and other breaches of digital security, it’s easy to wonder if there’s any real way to keep unauthorized users out of our email and social media accounts. Everyone knows not to use the same username and password combination for every account – though many people still do. But if they follow that advice, people end up with another problem: way too...[Read More]

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