Posted on Sep 23 2016 - 6:57pm by Robert
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The attempts by Samsung to sort out the Galaxy Note 7 recall issues have seen one of their top executives try to allow customer fears. Tim Baxter is the President and COO of Samsung America. He came out to say that the new, improved Galaxy Note 7 could be released “no later than September 21st”. Interestingly, it has also been confirmed that the difference will be clear in the battery indictor. While the current models of the phone have a white battery indicator, after the recall they will have green indicators instead. Baxter said...

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine claim to have discovered by accident a laptop battery that could last for centuries without packing up. In fact, the new nanobattery managed to carry on after 200,000 charge cycles over three months in testing. Normally, a laptop battery will only be able to handle up to 500 charges from zero before hitting serious problems. The team who invented the UCI nanobattery say that during the extensive testing period it worked with “94-96% Coulombic efficiency”. This basically means that...

Posted on Sep 15 2016 - 6:31pm by Robert
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After months of rumours and leaks, the new Android 7.0 Nougat is finally ready to hit our phones and tablets. The basic details of the new version of the operating system haven’t changed since we first heard all about it a few months ago. This means that it is a decent update but without any Earth-shattering changes to get overly excited about. Android 7.0 is getting brought on the brand new LG V20 devices. It will then pop up on the upcoming HTC Nexus HTC10 and HTC One M9 phones that will be out this autumn. It is also getting rolled...

Posted on Sep 13 2016 - 6:52pm by Robert
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The success of previous Fitbit models has seen the new Fitbit Charge 2 added to the range. This is the successor to the Charge HR and includes some interesting enhancements. For a start, the Charge 2 has a bigger screen then its predecessor. In fact, it is a whopping 4 times bigger, although it still doesn’t have a touch screen on it. To use it you need to press a physical button that takes you through the list of menu options. There include options such as heart rate, steps, stopwatch timer, the Relax feature and steps. A 5 Day Battery...

The world has been waiting a long, long time for the iPhone 7, doesn’t it seem? Well, the wait is finally almost over. However, at the time of writing there is still a degree of uncertainty over when exactly the brand new iPhone model will be made available. Different internet sources have quoted the iPhone 7 release date as being either the 16th or the 23rd of September. What seems clear is that the new Apple phone will unveiled out this month. The first official sighting of the gadget seems set to be on the 7th of September. The September...

Among the most eagerly awaited gadgets this year are the new Google Nexus Sailfish and Marlin designs. The recent released of apparently leaked photos of these devices show us what to expect, assuming that they are genuine photos. It has been suggested that the new phones will both be built by HTC. The Nexus Sailfish is the smaller of the two models, at 5 inches compared to the 5.5 inch size of the Nexus Marlin. Apart from the difference in size, it is said that there is going to be very little difference between the two Nexus phones,...

Dedicated TV fans will be happy to see that the brand new Virgin Media 4k box has finally been unveiled. The current version of the TiVo box has been around for the last 5 years or so, with the new model expected to be out sometime soon. It certainly looks a less chunky and far more modern than the older model, to be fair. It is the service offered by the Virgin v6 that is likely to make this box something that many people switch to. Of course, the Sky Ultra HD service has already been available for about a year and this is likely to be...

Getting access to clean and safe drinking water is a big problem for millions of people around the world, as well as for adventurers who like to get off the beaten track. Apart from boiling the water for a long time, the most popular way of killing the bacteria in water is to leave it out under the sun for hours. However, a new gadget that is half the size of a stamp promises to make it quicker and easier than ever before to get clean water. The cool little device has been created by Stanford University and SLAC National Laboratory and...

Posted on Aug 18 2016 - 10:32pm by Robert
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The release of the new Huawei P9 is notable for one thing more than anything else; the innovative and interesting camera setup that it features. The phone itself is good looking and the impressive battery life is a bonus worth considering. However, it is in the camera setup that the phone company seems to be placing most of its hopes. Basically, the rear of the P9 phone has 2 cameras on it. Both have 12 megapixels and have been developed and certified by Leica. Interestingly, one of the cameras is monochrome and the other is RGB. According...

Posted on Aug 16 2016 - 10:18pm by Robert
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The release of a new Xbox model is pretty big news at any time. The release of the exciting new Xbox One S is definitely an event that it is worth taking some time to look at. The most noticeable difference with older models is that this new console is sleek, white and smaller than ever before. The new Xbox look has already proved to be a hit, with many critics calling it more attractive and desirable than the older, chunkier models. The connectivity is pretty much as same as on the Xbox One, although the presentation is a lot neater...