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  • 13 March

    Sony Xperia XZ Premium tipped for June release at £649

    Sony Xperia XZ Premium tipped for June release at £649 According to a listing at Amazon UK that has since been removed, Sony’s new top-end phone, the Xperia XZ Premium, will release on June 1 at a price of £649. Though the Xperia XZ Premium was launched back at MWC 2017 at the end of February, Sony wasn’t willing to give any sort of tips …

  • 13 March

    Android 7.1.2 will likely be released April 3

    Android 7.1.2 will likely be released April 3 No joke — Android 7.1.2 may hit just after April Fools’ Day. At the end of January, Google released a beta version of Android 7.1.2 for a handful of Nexus devices, along with its new Pixel phones. The company said that it was “an incremental maintenance release focused on refinements,” including “bug fixes and optimizations, …

  • 13 March

    LG Watch Sport vs. Samsung Gear S3: Which should you buy?

    LG Watch Sport vs. Samsung Gear S3: Which should you buy? Samsung’s Gear S3 Frontier has been around for a few months, but it’s still fresh in everyone’s mind as Samsung’s top-end wearable offering. Coming in just a tad later, The big and fully featured LG Watch Sport was a launch device for Android Wear 2.0 and matches the Gear S3 in more …

  • 13 March

    Galaxy S8 home screen goes ultra-minimal, may not have app drawer by default

    Galaxy S8 home screen goes ultra-minimal, may not have app drawer by default We’ve seen plenty of the Galaxy S8’s outside form, but what about the inside? I don’t mean the heart — we know that, too — but the software, presumably based on Android 7.1.x, though judging from these leaks launcher screenshots, the resemblance is passing at best. Thanks to screenshots retrieved from a leaked …

  • 13 March

    Zendure A8 26,800mAh QC3.0 Portable Battery Bank

    Zendure A8 26,800mAh QC3.0 Portable Battery Bank The Zendure A8 is one of the fastest charging power banks on the planet, armed with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Technology. Add in the massive 26,800mAh battery capacity and this behemoth can easily charge your phone 7-9 times without needing a reboot, and maintains up to 95% of its charge after six whole …

  • 13 March

    Galaxy S8 Plus: 3,500mAh battery from larger model pictured

    Galaxy S8 Plus: 3,500mAh battery from larger model pictured After the Galaxy Note 7’s battery-related woes, there’s been understandable interest in the cells used in Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy S8 series. Recent rumors have pegged the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus as having 3,000mAh and 3,500mAh cells respectively, in what would be a small reduction in battery capacity compared to the GS7 edge. And now it …

  • 13 March

    Gold Galaxy S8 Plus surfaces in latest leaked image!

    Latest Galaxy S8 Plus live leak shows off curved display and dialer. The Galaxy S8 leaks are coming in thick and fast now, and the latest live photo shows off the gold color option of the Galaxy S8 Plus. We get a good look at the dialer, the on-screen navigation buttons, and the general curvature of the display. The Galaxy S8 will feature a tall …

  • 13 March

    Vertu’s Chinese owners sell the company for £50 million

    Vertu’s Chinese owners sell the company for £50 million. Luxury smartphone manufacturer Vertu is once again switching hands, with the erstwhile Nokia brand now owned by an exiled Turkish businessman. According to The Telegraph, Vertu’s owners have sold the company to an investment fund headed up by Hakan Uzan for £50 million. Uzan has been in exile since 2003 following judicial persecution after …

  • 13 March

    Camera comparison lg-g6 vs pixel-xl!

    The LG G6 is here to challenge the champ in Android smartphone cameras. With its dual camera setup and big photography claims, the LG G6 is looking like a very good choice for mobile photographers. It of course doesn’t live in a vacuum, though, and there are fantastic cameras out there, like the Google Pixel XL. After comparing their sizes and specs, the next thing to do with these …

  • 13 March

    The Russian hacker with a $4 million bounty on his head

    The Russian hacker with a $4 million bounty on his head! The 33-year-old is thought to be the mastermind behind arguably the most sophisticated cybercrime network the world has ever seen. Picture: Twitter user evgeniy mikhailovich DRESSED in leopard-print pyjamas and wraparound sunglasses while proudly holding up a cat, Evgeniy Bogachev looks more like your eccentric uncle than the “most …

  • 13 March

    Costly new iPhone 8 feature you may not like.

    The iPhone 8 could have a feature designed to ensure Apple get your money! IF YOU are someone who constantly cracks their iPhone screen, you are not going to like a new feature of the iPhone 8. Apple’s forthcoming device is tipped to have a full-screen OLED display without a physical home button, meaning the tech giant is going to …

  • 13 March

    Top 5 Must-Have Features in a Spy Application

    Countless spy applications have been pumped into the world in the past half a decade or so. While some of them are equipped with a platoon of features that seems to be mind boggling at the first glance, while others are pretty basic ones that work brilliantly on the compatible devices. Yet, there are a few features that just happen …

  • 13 March

    Jamb To Begin Sale Of Forms On Monday, 20th March

    Jamb To Begin Sale Of Forms On Monday, 20th March! The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB‏) has announced through its twitter handle, @JAMBHQ that the sale of forms for the 2017 UTME begins on Monday 20th March, 2017 to Wednesday 19th April, 2017.

  • 12 March

    Which CPU is best? Intel vs AMD Ryzen

    ​Which CPU is best: Intel or AMD Ryzen? Which processor is better in 2017? Intel’s Core i7 vs AMD’s Ryzen? AMD has been very excited about its new Ryzen processor which we were told offers 8 cores, superior performance and all at a superior price to Intel. We were hoping these claims were true as the lack of competition in …

  • 12 March

    What is the difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7?

    What is the difference between Intel Core i3, i5 and i7? We take a look at the latest 7th Generation Intel Core family of chips Intel is phasing in 7th Generation Core i processors. Intel Core i3, Core i5, and Core i7 CPUs have been around for a few years now, but some buyers still get stumped whenever they attempt to build …