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TECHNOBYTE for 27 March 2015

Live from your mobile phone, it's either Periscope for Meerkat. The two video streaming apps are the latest social media sensations to broadcast real-time video. Turning everyone into an on-the-scene reporter, Meerkat made its officially debut at SXSW Interactive Festival this month. It links to your Twitter account for easy sharing to existing followers.

http://www.techradar.com/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/periscope-vs-meerkat-which-is-the-better-live-streaming-app--1289532

Facebook plans to test a version of its solar-powered drone this summer, a step in its efforts to beam Internet access to billions of people without it today. Earlier this month, Facebook tested a smaller drone, about one-tenth the size of its planned solar-powered models. The full-size version will have the wingspan of a Boeing 737 but only weigh as much as a small car. The drone — dubbed Aquila — is one aspect of Facebook’s Internet.org plan to extend Web access to what it estimates are 1.1 billion to 2.8 billion people without it today. Facebook and rival Google are experimenting with multiple technologies to reach people unlikely to be served by traditional landlines or cellular networks. In addition to drones, Facebook is evaluating satellite and other technologies. Google has its own drone program, is working on high-altitude balloons and has had a program to deliver Internet access from orbiting satellites.

http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/26/facebook-moving-ahead-with-drone-plans-test-this-summer/

The Fitbit Charge HR lets you see every stat as it happens. You runs, your steps, all your daily activities including calories burnt right on your wrist, with a bright OLED display. The Fitbit charge has a 7-10 day battery life and your call notifications will appear on the device.

http://www.fitbit.com/chargehr

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TECHNOBYTE FOR 17 October 2014

TECHNOBYTE FOR 17 October 2014

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 arrives in South Africa and Apple announces the iPad Air 2.

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TECHNOBYTE for 10 October 2014

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