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The Hoverboard Finally Exists

Following a chain of other hover inventions including the hover bike, and Martin jetpack, comes a new contender. Introducing the Hendo Hoverboard. The hoverboard lets users glide along the air in movements similar to skateboarding on air. A writer for GigoOM compared the experience to “standing on a giant air hockey puck hovering three quarters of […]

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Electronic YikeBikes Reclassified as Normal Bikes

Electronically powered “YikeBikes” have been reclassified as normal bikes after nine years of lobbying. Yikebike claims the bikes “propels us into the future of personal transport fusing technological advances in electronic componentry and state-of-the-art tailor-made hardware.” Watch the bikes in action here: Previously the bikes were classified as automobiles. This restrive classification meant that bikers […]

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Tech Brands Gain Brand Dominance

A recent study by Forbes have listed a plethora of tech brands as the most powerful. Tech brands take four out of the five top spots and just over half of the top ten. As claimed by Online brands, Apple’s brand worth doesn’t seem to be rotting any time soon – with a net worth of […]

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Trial a Smart Home Without the Financial Commitment

Smart homes are central to many futuristic imaginings. They range from solving small inconveniences to the idea of a home that makes decisions for you. As dystopian and disturbing as some of these predictions seem, it’s nice to see advancements made on the former. Take for example the Samsung Home Smart Home. You might be wondering […]

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How to 3D Print a Laptop

With the advent of 3D printing, it’s been long anticipated that the technology would be used to print a laptop. Pi-Top is a small team commercialising this with laptop printing kits. However they aren’t profit pushers. Their aim is to teach transferable skills so beginners will understated phython coding and be able to make their […]

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Twitter the Next Contender in Social Commerce

Facebook’s younger sibling Twitter has followed in it’s footsteps as a contender in social commerce. Except it goes two steps further. The site has been rolling out new technology to enable customers to purchase or add items to a wish list or shopping cart from Twitter. Twitter announced the tool in a very American advertisement several […]

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Waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 Takes Ice Bucket Challenge

The waterproof Samsung Galaxy S5 released a video of the phone completing the ice bucket challenge. This has been released to demonstrate the phones waterproof capabilities and challenge main competitors whose phones are not water resistant. “While this ad was creative and relevant to current social media trends, it has mostly been viewed critically. And with no mention in the […]

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Samsung Virtual Reality Headset

Techies may be interested to hear that Samsung has announced a bizarre accessory users can buy with their new Galaxy Note 4 phone. Samsung’s Gear VR is a virtual reality headset that immerses users in a reality constructed by technology. The headset is powered by the Galaxy Note 4. For those concerned about whether a mobile technology […]

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New iPad in Production

Anonymous insiders announced the production of a new iPad. This has largely been overridden by Apple’s recent revelation about the Apple Watch. Bloomberg from the New Zealand Herald claims: “Mass production of a full-sized iPad with a 9.7-inch screen is already under way, with an unveiling projected for the end of this quarter or early next, said two of […]

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Spark Seeks 70,000 Lightboxers

After releasing Spark’s new Internet TV service Lightbox, Spark aims to attract at least 70,000 paying customers by June 2015. These customers or “lightboxers” will have access to over 5000 hours worth of content. Anyone with Internet access will be able to participate in a 30 day free trial or purchase the service directly for […]

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