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2016 Rio Olympics push the envelope with social media

With the 2016 Rio Olympics now over, social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook are looking back at the games and are analyzing the data they’ve captured over the past few…

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Top 7 Android 7.0 Nougat features

Android 7.0 Nougat has officially started rolling out to Nexus devices. If you own a Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus  9, Nexus Player or Pixel C, expect an…

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Relax with Recolor [App of the Week]

Adult colouring books have become something of a cultural phenomenon in the last few years. In New Zealand, for instance, seven of the 20 best selling books this year have come…

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Galaxy Note 7 review: Bigger is now actually better

Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is the best large-sized phablet smartphone I’ve ever used, leapfrogging the iPhone 6s Plus’ industrial design in a number of impressive ways and making other large…

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Unboxing McDonald’s Step-it activity tracker

I’m not a fan of McDonald’s and I’m also not the target market for its new toy wearable. However, I caved and spent the $5 and purchased a Happy Meal…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 review: Pushing the security narrative

It’s usually not a coincidence when a company goes back to its roots, which is hardly a surprise in BlackBerry’s case. Even amidst its current malaise, BlackBerry’s image is still…

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Samsung Gear VR Hands-on: A minor facelift

In a move that surprised absolutely no one, Samsung has given its Gear VR virtual reality headset a slight facelift, both to accommodate the new Galaxy Note 7 and improve…

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BlackBerry DTEK50 Hands-on: Repackaged, ‘secure’ Android

In an effort to reinvigorate its handset business, which is currently trudging forward on life support, BlackBerry has finally relented and released the touchscreen, Android-based phone hardcore fans of the…