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Neptune Suite – a smartwatch, smartphone, tablet and laptop all in one

- March 17th, 2015

Neptune has launched a new fundraising campaign to expand its Neptune Duo from a smartwatch-phone combo to an entire suite of accessories.

For those unfamiliar with the Neptune Duo, it’s a design by Simon Tian that inverts the traditional relationship between the two mobile devices by making the phone an accessory to the watch.

Tian’s company has received almost $750,000 in cash for the venture and roughly 7,000 orders for the product. So with the help of Indiegogo, Neptune is seeking funding to offer a whole slew of new accessories for the watch.

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Review: ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

- March 14th, 2015

Hybrid laptops have always been a bit of a losing proposition. While the concept of having a tablet that can morph into a full-on notebook computer is enticing, in practice, they tend to fall a little short on both sides. They are either a bit too bulky for a tablet or too small and awkward to use as a laptop. And they tend to be a little expensive.

That being said, ASUS has a history of making quality products and its Transformer Book line is no exception. I recently had the opportunity to review the T100TAM and it’s a solid device.

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM

ASUS Transformer Book T100TAM. (Supplied)

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Review: Google Nexus 9

- March 5th, 2015

As more and more people have started to embrace larger smartphones (or phablets), I made a prediction that this year could see the end of the tablet. However, I’m sure many people would dispute that claim.

And for those of you who are tablet fans, one that might be of interest to you is the Nexus 9. Co-developed by Google and HTC, the Nexus 9 was released back in November and stands out as probably one of the better tablets currently on the market.

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Ball-shaped Bublcam takes a ball-shaped image

- March 1st, 2015

If you like trippy images, the Bublcam might be the perfect device for you.

I had a chance to check out the camera from Toronto-based company at a recent Tech in Motion event.

Bublcam

Bublcam. (Supplied)

The Bublcam, which started as a Kickstarter project in 2013,  is a ball-shaped camera that can take both still images and video. As Joanna Taccone, Bubl’s marketing communication manager explained, the camera actually shoots footage from four different lenses its four lenses software stitches the individual shots together.

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Reddit to crack down on ‘involuntary pornography’

- February 24th, 2015

Reddit has changed its policy regarding its users posting nudity without consent, The Verge reports.

Launched in 2005, the social networking site has mostly turned a blind eye to people posting links to photos and videos of naked people on its websites. But on March 10 a new privacy policy takes effect that will ban the posting of explicit content without the permission of the person featured in it.

Alexis Ohanian

Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of reddit. (AFP PHOTO/Saul Loeb)

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