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Neil Young wants to sell you a Hi-Fi iPod
Monday, 10 Mar, 2014 – 2:47 | No Comment

Legendary rocker Neil Young is no stranger to future technology and fiddling with the implications. His LincVolt car, a converted 1959 Lincoln running on electricity and a generator powered by anything combustible, was straight out …

Click and Grow your own herb garden
Monday, 30 Sep, 2013 – 6:25 | No Comment

You’ve probably seen those As Seen On TV herb garden kits with their little built-in grow light and pre-packaged out-of-the-box garden. You may have even purchased one only to find out that they aren’t exactly …

Litecoin, the better Bitcoin option
Monday, 2 Sep, 2013 – 2:11 | No Comment

Bitcoin gets all the attention when it comes to alternative currencies and the emerging strata of offerings in this very in-demand realm of finance.
People the world over are tired of endlessly fluctuating currency values and …

Startup Lytro has layoffs, despite innovative product
Monday, 12 Aug, 2013 – 6:49 | No Comment

Despite having one of the more innovative physical products to enter the marketplace in recent years, startup Lytro is having trouble moving their ground breaking camera technology and has begun layoffs from its Silicon Valley …

DIY firm Brit + Co combines tech with style
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 3:51 | No Comment

When former Google staffer Brit Morin got married, she hired a programmer to develop an app that could help her manage her wedding plans. The app eventually grew and became Weduary, a platform that helps users design websites for weddings

BlackBerry unveils Q5 smartphone
Friday, 17 May, 2013 – 3:39 | No Comment

The smartphone market has recently been dominated by Apple and Samsung. Now BlackBerry is hoping to join them at the top with the launch of its Q5, a low-cost, brightly coloured smartphone targeting emerging markets.

E-commerce site Joy & Revelry now online
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 3:52 | No Comment

Joy & Revelry, an e-commerce platform that allows style influencers to acquaint their audiences with exceptional products based on their design preferences, is now officially out of beta.

Smartphones to let you swipe and shop
Friday, 10 May, 2013 – 3:48 | No Comment

Credit cards make shopping much safer and more convenient than using cash. The same could be said for smartphones, which represent a marked improvement in communication over the traditional telephone.

Instead of ringing, MorePhone bends to alert you
Friday, 3 May, 2013 – 3:20 | No Comment

Missed calls and numerous unread messages that need replies are just two of the problems encountered when phones are set to silent mode. Even when alert tones are in place, mobile phones still need attention.

Google buys Wavii for more than US $30m
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 3:43 | No Comment

In an effort to provide more direct answers and facts to every query and web search, Google has recently acquired Wavii, a start-up founded by Adrian Aoun that specialises in natural language processing, for over US $30 million.

Braille smartphone coming soon
Friday, 26 Apr, 2013 – 3:39 | No Comment

Smartphones have become some of the most widely used gadgets these days. However, they can only be fully enjoyed and used by people without any sensory impairment, leaving out people with vision and hearing issues.

Chinese e-commerce firm targets mobile phone market
Friday, 19 Apr, 2013 – 4:01 | No Comment

Alibaba Group, touted as the largest e-commerce company in China, is placing bets once again on promoting its very own internally developed operating system in an ambitious bid to penetrate the mobile phone market.