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Samsung Galaxy Y review: budget BlackBerry lookalike

We really like the Samsung Galaxy Y Pro Android-powered smartphone for one simple reason: its price. Although it is incredibly cheap at just R1 499, it doesn’t have the nastiness that so often accompanies budget handsets. For the price you get a physical keyboard, combined with a full-colour touch display

OLED TVs take centre stage at CES

Both LG Electronics and Samsung Electronics used the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) event in Las Vegas this week to introduce 55-inch OLED (organic light-emitting diode) television sets. But the technology is far from new. Research into causing organic

Ultrabooks: Macbook Air knock-offs or real revolution?

If 2011 was the year of the tablet computer, 2012 looks set to be the year of the Ultrabook, chipmaker Intel’s term for next-generation, ultra-thin and portable laptops running Windows. But are these machines a desperate reaction from a PC industry trying

Duncan McLeod
New television revolution

The giant Consumer Electronics Show (CES) kicked off in Las Vegas this week, with Korean rivals Samsung and LG unveiling new “smart” television technology that shows clearly how the battle over online media and applications is spreading

Samsung ups ante in new TV wars

With rumours swirling that Apple is on the verge of introducing its first flat-panel television product, possibly within weeks, Samsung Electronics used the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) on Tuesday to up the ante in the rapidly escalating war for the

Next-gen OLED TV makes waves at CES

Korea’s LG Electronics kicked off the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas by unveiling a prototype of the world’s biggest television to use next-generation organic light-emitting diode (OLED) technology. Though the technology remains prohibitively

While HTC suffers, Samsung soars

Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer HTC has suffered a 25% fall in fourth quarter profits while one of its biggest rivals in the smartphone market, Korean electronics giant Samsung, has turned in a profit improvement of more than 70% for the same

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus review

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus, the first smartphone device running Android 4.0 (the oddly named Ice Cream Sandwich), lands on SA shores in the next few months. TechCentral got early access to the Galaxy Nexus and put the device through its paces. Apart from one major

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Samsung MV800: narcissists’ delight

Samsung’s latest compact camera, the MV800, is squarely aimed at people who love taking self-portraits. Its biggest selling point is its “MultiView” 3-inch touch display that rotates 180 degrees so it can be viewed while simultaneously looking into the lens. But even without the

How much SA’s telcos spend on advertising

SA’s four largest telecommunications companies together spent nearly R1bn on advertising in the first eight months of 2011, with Vodacom leading the pack with spend in the period of R348,8m. The findings, which are contained in the annual AdFocus magazine

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