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Sony Xperia XA – Tech Review

Last year, Sony released the Xperia Z5, Z5 Compact and Z5 Premium, the best looking range of smartphones. At MWC in February this year, Sony relaunched the Xperia brand with the new X-series devices, which promised new horizons for the OEM. The range would include three new smartphones in the form of the Xperia X, 

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LG X Cam Announced for South Africa

LG announced the X Cam smartphone in February this year, with trickled launch dates across Asia, Latin America and Europe starting in March. The announcement for an official release date has finally reached our shores, and is expected to land on 10th August. The LG X Cam will have an RRP of R5,499 and will 

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LG and OLED: The Future of TV Technology

LG has long been pushing the boundaries of their TV technologies, and have continued in that vein by consistently improving their OLED TV technology. The company has been engaged in an ongoing battle with Samsung for many years in a quest for the best, most enhanced viewing precision for their TVs. LG has released the 

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BlackBerry Announces the DTEK50: World’s Most Secure Smartphone

Today, BlackBerry announced its latest smartphone offering, the DTEK50. As many in the industry will note, DTEK is an app developed by BlackBerry for Android, which features a host of security features to monitor, control, track, and receive alerts for chosen apps. In keeping with their ongoing push toward a more secure smartphone ecosystem, BlackBerry 

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Acer Predator Z650 – Tech Review

While projector sales are on the rise in recent years, they’re reserved mainly for watching the occasional movie or two every few weeks, or brought out during large gatherings. Even for those who utilise projectors as part of their daily television setup, it still doesn’t fall within the bounds of consideration for most avid gamers. 

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Huawei P9 – Tech Review

A lot has changed since Huawei first introduced the world to the Ascend P1 smartphone, the first in the range of smartphones leading to the latest flagship, the Huawei P9. Going back just two years to the Ascend P7 and you’ll realise just how much progress Huawei has made in terms of quality, in terms 

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i.dime – First Magnetic, Dime-Sized Storage Expansion

The world of storage has been hotting up recently, both for the conventional computing, as well as in the mobile space. Desktops and laptops, arguably, have an easier job providing solutions than it’s mobile counterparts, where portability is of the utmost importance. While there are many products available on the market, some of which we’ve 

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Acer Aspire Switch 10 V – Tech Review

Acer has a broad range of products across multiple categories. Two years ago, the company released the Aspire Switch 10 unit, which received a few mixed reviews from the tech community, although it was still a step in the right direction for the hybrid tablet. A short while back, Acer released an updated version of 

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Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A2 – Tech Review

A few weeks ago, we spent some time reviewing the Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15, a remarkably well-equipped portable, Bluetooth speaker, with enough bass to rattle the windows in your home. Today it’s the turn of the much smaller, more portable, BeoPlay A2. The BeoPlay A2 still fits the mould of a premium and stylish 

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BlackBerry PRIV – Tech Review

Since the decline of the legacy BlackBerry smartphones, the company has gone through a number of different concepts since the release of the Z10 and BB10. It’s not so much that each of the devices have been horrible, but didn’t quite meet consumer expectation of the day, and were often a few months too late 

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Alcatel One Touch Pop Star – Tech Review

A few weeks back Alcatel launched two mid-range smartphones into the South African market. We already featured the first, the Go Play, and now it’s the turn of the more affordable younger brother, the Pop Star. While the Go Play faces tough competition at its price range, the Pop Star doesn’t face as many obstacles, 

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Acer Predator G6 – Tech Review

Over the years there have been many, many attempts to deliver worthwhile pre-built (desktop) gaming rigs, not solely on performance alone, but also price, optimisation, upgradability, looks, and a host of other seemingly trivial aspects that all make could compromise a sale. Looking back, there isn’t a real shortage of units that have come and 

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Alcatel Go Play – Tech Review

If you’re in the market for a new mid-range smartphone, then the news of another addition to the segment between R3,000 and R5,000 may, or may not, be good for. Last year Alcatel released a number of smartphones in the lower tier range and sold a great number of sub-R1,000 units. In 2016, however, the 

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Samsung’s Batman Galaxy S7 Edge: Confirmed for South Africa

After last week’s reveal of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition, there was some speculation as to whether it would reach South African shores. Thankfully, Samsung has revealed its plans to start shipping the unit, which actually be available to purchase later this month. You can visit the official Samsung website, or view the 

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LG Announces X-Men Themed X Series

LG has announced its plans to launch 4 additional X Series smartphones in July. The OEM announced the X Cam and X Screen devices from the X Series range at MWC 2016, shortly followed by the official launch of those devices. The 4 new smartphones include the X Power, X Style, X Max, and X 

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Huawei Launches P9 in South Africa

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, saw the official launch of Huawei’s new flagship, the P9, in South Africa. Alongside, another two smartphones were also launched, the Plus as well as the Lite variants. At an event at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, media, mobile operators, retail partners and honoured guests were treated to something resembling a 

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Bang & Olufsen Beolit 15 – Tech Review

The market for portable Bluetooth speakers is ever growing, and will continue to do so as more and more people search for quality sound on the go. With the high amount of devices added to the list on a regular basis, it’s hard to stay afloat of what’s important when purchasing a portable speaker. There 

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AMD Announces Most Affordable VR-Ready GPU: RX 480

Earlier today, AMD announced what many knew by its codename, Project Polaris. Now official, the companies new graphics card, the AMD RX 480, will be the most affordable VR-capable graphics card on the market, with starting prices of $199. Many assumed that today’s announcement would have been more along the lines of releases a direct 

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Huawei Band: Tech Review

There has been no shortage of fitness devices and wearables flooding the market of late, and it’s become more and more difficult to find something that works for you. In addition to finding the device that meets all your requirements, cost also plays a large role in your ultimate decision-making process, often more so than 

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Project Ara: The Future Smartphone

Nearly 3 years back, FoS featured an article on Project Ara, the modular device, which was part of Motorola’s vision of the future smartphone. Even before Google acquired Motorola Mobility (which is sold off to Lenovo soon a few months later), they already had an invested interest in Project Ara, which was initially known as