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Four ways blockchain could make the internet safer, fairer and more creative

The core idea behind the Bitcoin system is to make all the participants in the system, collectively, the bank. To do this, blockchains are used. Blockchains are distributed, tamper-proof ledgers, which can record every transaction made within a network.

Why screen time for babies, children and adolescents needs to be limited

John J Reilly, University of Strathclyde ; Anthony (Tony) Okely, University of Wollongong; Catherine Draper, University of the Witwatersrand, and Mark S. Tremblay, University of Ottawa There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s also increasing controversy over whether or not screen time is actually harmful. Since ...[Read More]

Huawei P-Smart launches in South Africa – here’s what it’ll cost

Huawei has announced that they are launching a new mid-range smartphone, the P-Smart 2019, locally this week. This following the 2018 P-Smart succeeding as the most popular device in its price range last year (according to Huawei). The new 2019 phone features a tear-drop-shaped notch, officially called a ‘Dewdrop Display’ by Huawei. This permits its 6.21in LCD display to attain a screen-to-body ra...[Read More]

Your smartphone apps are tracking your every move – 4 essential reads

If you have a smartphone, it probably is a significant part of your life, storing appointments and destinations as well as being central to your communications with friends, loved ones and co-workers. Research and investigative reporting continue to reveal the degree to which your smartphone is aware of what you’re up to and where you are – and how much of that information is shared with companies...[Read More]

Are phones listening to us? What they can learn from the sound of your voice

The vast majority of people in developed countries now carry a smartphone everywhere. And while many of us are already well aware of privacy issues associated with smartphones, like their ability to track our movements or even take surreptitious photos, an increasing number of people are starting to worry that their smartphone is actually listening to everything they say. There might not be much e...[Read More]

Dropping your phone is about to become slightly less painful

You know that mini heart palpitation you get when your brand new Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus drops out of the car when you’re literally on the way to buy a case for it? The company behind Gorilla Glass, Corning, feels your pain and has doubled up on protection. Their evolved Gorilla Glass 6 is supposedly twice as likely to survive drops as its primate ancestors. It can also survive 15 drops from 1m in ...[Read More]

Beta yourself: Google Chrome

Need to polish up your browsing skills? Stuff points you at the features and settings to master when you want to get the most from Google’s market-leading web wanderer.  The Basics Speed up start-up: On desktop, open Chrome’s settings and select ‘On start-up’. Tend to visit the same sites first thing? Select ‘Open a specific page or set of pages’. If your favourite pages are already open, click ‘U...[Read More]

Upcoming R16,000 phone from RED includes ‘holographic’ display

It was only a matter of time before someone decided to try and turn the smartphone display on its head and the first attempt is from RED. The super high-end camera company. Weird, but okay. RED has announced, rather than a new high-speed video camera, the Hydrogen. The Hydrogen looks to be a smartphone, though the details of the device are being kept murky. It’s being billed as the “wo...[Read More]

Networks of boosters could transform mobile phone signal in rural blackspots

There is exponential growth in 5G mobile communication technology, which will deliver terabits of data to mobile smartphones and tablet computers every second. For users, this will mean faster file download speeds on the move, and clear uninterrupted Skype video conversations from anywhere. We already know, however, that as soon as a mobile device is taken out of town and into green pastures, 4G, ...[Read More]

Smartphone? PC? Same thing with the over-specced Symetium handset

Are phones all about the numbers for you? Not the phone numbers, nobody actually uses a smartphone to make calls any more. We only touch ours when they are in a pocket or something, otherwise they just connect to whichever speakers are in range at home or in the office and we interact with it that way. Oh, and apps. But if specs are all you care about then the Symentium, a smartphone being crowd-f...[Read More]

Nokia reportedly planning to make phones again – starting in late 2016

Nokia once ruled the phone world, but couldn’t keep up when modern touch devices took over the smartphone game – although it produced some fine Windows Phone devices. And then it sold its hardware division to Microsoft, seemingly ending that saga. But now, Re/Code reports that the company is covertly planning to reenter the smartphone game as soon as it’s able to – late next year. What...[Read More]

The Lumia 530 is Microsoft’s next low-end Windows Phone

When Microsoft killed the Android-powered Nokia X phone series last week, it vowed to fill the lower end of the market with cheap Windows Phones. The Lumia 530 looks like a solid first step in doing so. Looking like a smaller version of the Lumia 630—which itself seemed like a bigger, sleeker version of the Lumia 520—the 530 features Windows Phone 8.1 and will sell in single SIM and dual SIM versi...[Read More]

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