Technobyte

Technobyte: Barack Obama Wired guest editor for November

Motorola are back in South Africa with some really innovative mobile phones.

The Moto Z is made from military aircraft-grade aluminium and stainless steel and is just 5.2mm making it the world’s thinnest smartphone in the premium class.

It also features a 5.5” Quad HD AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and comes in 32 GB or 64 GB of storage variants.

There is a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP wide-angle front facing camera.

Battery life is at an impressive 30 hours! What makes this device unique are the Moto Mods. This modular phone has magnetic connectors behind the device that allow connecting these innovative mods by just sliding it onto the phone using very string magnet technology. They transform the phone into a projector with the Moto Insta-Share Projector, or a boom box with the JBL SoundBoost or a DSLR like camera with the Hasselblad TrueZoom camera.

motorola-blog.blogspot.co.za

This week I have been testing LG’s new 55 inch OLED TV.

When they say this is the future of television they are spot on. The colours that this 4K OLED television delivers are only believable when you experience it with your own eyes. It will literally transform your viewing experience. Just like a living organism, these pixels turn themselves on and off, generating perfect black where perfect colors come alive.

Because the backlighting panel is no longer needed, the design of the LG OLED TV looks stunning with minimal structuring. The sound of the LG OLED TV has been designed by harman/kardon giving you’re an amazing warm premium sound. If you are looking to upgrade this television should be on your radar. 4K is the future and prices have stabilised making them more affordable.

www.lg.com

Wired has had some amazing guest editors over the years.

J.J. Abrams on magic, mysteries, and puzzles; Bill Gates on solving the world’s biggest problems; Christopher Nolan on space, time, and multiple dimensions; and, most recently, Serena Williams on equality in the digital age.

This November President Barack Obama will be Wired’s guest editor — the first time WIRED (or any other magazine) has been guest-edited by a sitting president.

www.wired.com

Read More
Technobyte: Find out about dangers of WannaCry ransomware

Technobyte: Find out about dangers of WannaCry ransomware

Latest on the WannaCry ransomware, we review the Fitbit Alta HR and a new study shows the Apple Watch could help prevent strokes.

Technobyte: Twitter launches live video

Technobyte: Twitter launches live video

Digital books show a decline, we review the new LG G6 and Twitter experiments with live video in attempt to attract more users

Technobyte: Facebook's virtual reality future on the cards says Zuckerberg

Technobyte: Facebook's virtual reality future on the cards says Zuckerberg

Facebook CEO bets on a virtual reality world, wearables to detect relationship conflict, and Coda wireless audio devices reviewed.

YouTube TV goes live in the US (and may replace your DStv subscription one day)

YouTube TV goes live in the US (and may replace your DStv subscription one day)

Video-sharing website YouTube has now launched its new live television streaming service YouTube TV, explains Aki Anastasiou.

TECHNOBYTE for 27 June 2016

TECHNOBYTE for 27 June 2016

On Technobyte this week we review the Lenovo X1 Yoga, we warn you of a new scam and gadget to add more storage to your iPhone

TECHNOBYTE for 7 March 2016

TECHNOBYTE for 7 March 2016

On Technobyte we talk Virtual Reality - is it the next big thing and Discovery to change how they reward members using fitness devices.

Popular articles
Roger Moore has died, age 89

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Listen to Roger Moore opening up to CapeTalk's Melanie Verwoerd about his life, acting and being James Bond.

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

Budget 2017: DA hoped for spending cuts, not tax increases

The DA believes that raising taxes is not the answer to South Africa's economic woes and propose more cost-cutting for government.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Earn peanuts? How to best invest very small amounts...

Got a spare R200 or R300 a month? Here’s how to make that money work hard and grow…

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

How Naspers paid peanuts for Tencent (China’s most valuable company)

In 2001 Naspers invested $32 million in (then tiny) Tencent. Learn more about the wildly profitable Chinese behemoth...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

5 reasons why the tourism industry is sceptical about the latest numbers

The tourism industry is questioning the veracity of the surprisingly upbeat tourism figures and the timing of their release.