Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

The Samsung Galaxy Book ($1,299.99) is a 2-in-1 detachable-hybrid table running Windows 10. It's Samsung's answer to the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, our current top pick. Due to their included hardware keyboards, 2-in-1 laptops are better bets for productivity over slate tablets. (Have you ever tried editing a long Word document on an iPad?) The Galaxy Book [...]

By | 2017-06-20T12:03:54+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets|Comments Off on Samsung Galaxy Book (12-Inch, LTE)

The most valuable tech brands in the world

Technology giants Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook take the top 5 places in the 2017 BrandZ TM Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands ranking. Amazon achieved the highest dollar value growth of all brands in the Top 100 ranking, increasing by $40.3 billion (+41%) to $139.3 billion to take the no. 4 position. Google, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:16:45+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Internet|Comments Off on The most valuable tech brands in the world

The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

OnePlus has been doing a solid job hyping its next handset without delivering much in the way of actual information about the thing. On June 20, the company will finally debut the phone to the world, in a customarily idiosyncratic fashion, offering up “popup” events at locations around the globe to show it off in [...]

By | 2017-06-14T07:11:31+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Reviews|Comments Off on The OnePlus 5 makes its debut June 20

Toshiba targets renewed focus for business PC market in South Africa

Toshiba aims to breathe new life into its strategy for South Africa, with a focus on the business computing market through the development of business to business PC devices and solutions. Toshiba said on Thursday (23 March), that it will concentrate its efforts on the government, higher education and wider public sector in South Africa. [...]

By | 2017-06-07T06:37:12+00:00 June 7th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on Toshiba targets renewed focus for business PC market in South Africa

Samsung DeX

We've been dreaming about turning phones into PCs for years. It makes sense: We're carrying around little computers in our pockets, so why not use them when we need to do actual computing? Samsung's $149 DeX dock transforms your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ phone into a desktop computer when you attach a monitor, keyboard, [...]

By | 2017-05-31T06:36:55+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Hardware|Comments Off on Samsung DeX

Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

A slew of midrange phones with faster LTE, better Wi-Fi, and dual cameras arrive soon thanks to a pair of new Qualcomm chipsets announced today. But they may not be coming to the US. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 660 and 630 mobile platforms look like they're going to power up a range of $200-$400 phones in [...]

By | 2017-05-29T10:11:55+00:00 May 29th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on Qualcomm Boosts Midrange Processor Power

The smartphone you can shower with and drop from almost anywhere

Johannesburg - Never has there been a device that could be subjected to so much torture, violence and punishment, and live to tell a tale with a cracked screen. No it's not the 3310, it’s the Hisense C30 Rock. But why? Every smartphone in a user’s palm feels delicate, and people tend to feel they [...]

By | 2017-05-15T12:36:47+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on The smartphone you can shower with and drop from almost anywhere

Alienware 15 R3 (2017)

The Alienware 15 R3 (starts at $1,224.99; $2,424.99 as tested) is a new take on the 15-inch gaming laptop we rated highly back in 2015, with a few design and component upgrades that offer cutting-edge performance. The new model we're testing here is a much higher-end configuration than the $1,499.99 unit we reviewed two years [...]

By | 2017-04-28T07:30:04+00:00 April 28th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets|Comments Off on Alienware 15 R3 (2017)

Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look at Essential’s bezel-less smartphone

We finally have a peek at the smartphone that Android co-founder Andy Rubin and his team have been building. Today, Rubin tweeted out a teaser photo of the yet-to-be-named device emerging from his stealth startup.  The company, reportedly named Essential, is said to be focusing its engineering efforts on high-end devices that it has reportedly raised a significant [...]

By | 2017-04-24T07:17:33+00:00 April 23rd, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News, Reviews|Comments Off on Android creator Andy Rubin teases first look at Essential’s bezel-less smartphone

BizTrends2017: Machine learning trends in SA for 2017

Machine learning as a subset of artificial intelligence is an emerging trend in South Africa, with demand for data scientists rising sharply and university programmes incorporating the discipline in study programmes. However, still a long way behind international counterparts, South African machine learning trends for 2017 place focus on our unique and emerging market.   [...]

By | 2017-04-21T07:27:53+00:00 April 20th, 2017|Electronics, Gadgets, Latest News|Comments Off on BizTrends2017: Machine learning trends in SA for 2017