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Atari Interactive Inc teams up with Audiowear to give us this amazing Speakerhat looking just like a snapback except that the speakers are underneath the cap.

Now this Speakerhat comes with two embedded speakers and a microphone that connects to you device via Bluetooth.

This Speakerhat is yet to go on sale because according to Atari official website, they are still looking for beta testers. However some sources claim these Speakerhat will be out this fall and the first release will be a Limited edition. So we're guessing it'll be more expensive than a BeatbyDre ?

Anyways if you're tired of headphones or earphones, i think it's time you'd like to bathe your face with music by getting one of this Speakerhat once it's out.

I don't know how this would turn out when it comes to sales and revenue, i sure hope they sell.

Also just imagine everyone's in a public transport and there are 12 passengers and 7 of them have Speakerhats ? That would be disastrous.

Well it could be good for reading, or at the gym.


Nigeria’s mobile 4G LTE service provider Ntel recently launched their first featured phone with VoLTE features and functionalities and today we're taking a look at it, the spec and the price is also something we'd liken to find out.

Looking through it’s feature, one can almost want to compare it to the new Nokia 3310 but unfortunately there are certain features this phone has that Nokia 3310 can’t ever dream of having.

In defence to why a 4G LTE network delved into the mobile phone market, here’s what the company said


“The entry of ntel NOVA into the device market signals a new dawn in the evolution of the Nigerian 4G/LTE segment which has been impacted by concerns around the availability and affordability of 4G/LTE-capable devices. Our investment in ntel NOVA further underscores our firm commitment to changing the game in the 4G/LTE broadband segment and to support the actualization of the penetration targets outlined in the National Broadband Plan of 2013


Well now let’s check out the phone specs and the bundles it came with.

Spec:

SIM Card Slot: 2 (Dual Sim)
Screen size: 3.5 inch
Camera: 8MP Rear, 2MP Front
Internal Storage: 8GB
RAM: 1GB
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Talk time: 9hrs
Touchscreen: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Wifi: Yes
Hotspot: Yes
Earphone jack: Yes
USB: Yes, 2.0
Battery: 1800mAh
Internet Apps: WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Internet Browser
Colors: Grey, Gold and Rose Gold.






To get this device, you would have to pick one of the two bundles it came with, Nova Max and Nova XL. Now let’s see the difference between the phones.

Ntel Nova Max Bundle:

Data: 25GB (Valid for 30 days)
On-Net Calls: Unlimited
Off-Net Calls: 250 Mins
Network: 4G LTE

Price: N25,000

Ntel Nova XL Bundle:

Data: 50GB (Valid for 90 days)
On-Net Calls: Unlimited
Off-Net Calls: 500 Mins
Network: 4G LTE

Price: N30,000


You can get this phone from Konga, Jumia or any Ntel stores in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt only.



Watch dwayne johnson siri ad for apple, we think it's lit.

When it comes to creative ads, you can put Apple on the list of companies that sure knows how to create that catchy ad and this ad is one of them.

In this ad, we see The Rock and Siri getting along so well you would almost believe this is how smart and efficient Siri is (alot of iPhone users would agree with this). Anyways the point of the Advert is for we Apple consumers to rejuvenate our faith in Siri.

The 3minute 45 seconds ad looks like a trailer of a robotic alien movie and at the end we see The Rock dominating the day by storming on the robot.

Check it out!!!





As at the time of writing this piece, it has gained over 2.2Million views on Apple's official YouTube Channel. Thanks to Dwayne ?



iPhone 8's metal frame just got leaked and it looks authentic! See photos.

Amids the latest news from Apple, we learnt the Californian giant tech company will be announcing 3 new iPhones this fall and they are iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus and iPhone 8.

All of this phones comes in the same screen sizes as the iPhone 7 recently launched which is 4.7 and 5.5 with LCD displays while the iPhone 8 comes with an OLED display and it's 5.6 diagonal.

While we anticipate for this announcement to be official, what's your take on this iPhone 8 frames ?




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Yay! Samsung's new Galaxy S8 come with state of the art facial recognition, we're safe now-- oh wait-- It can be fooled by a picture.



With the Samsung Galaxy S8, which launches April 28, coming with a new facial recognition feature that lets you unlock the phone just by looking into the front-facing camera, there was a lot of excitement as this was a much shorter verification method than the fingerprint scanner and also just as safe.

But unfortunately, it's not exactly secure as iDeviceHelp discovered this week.

In a demo, which we first saw on The Verge, iDeviceHelp was able to fool the facial recognition feature with a photo. It took a little longer than normal for the S8 to register the photo, but it worked.

While Samsung have admitted that the fingerprint scanner is a more secure verification method than the Facial recognition, one wouldn't expect that the phone would be fooled that easily. 

So with this in mind, it is in your best interest not to use the facial recognition feature as it is flawed. You're better of with the Iris scanner, or Fingerprint, or even with a PIN.



You can check out the video of iDeviceHelp tricking the Galaxy S8 with a photo below:








The dust is finally settling from all the Samsung Galaxy S8 hype, and after all that settling, we are still left with a pretty awesome phone.

There is no question whatsoever that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the two most stunning smartphones the world has ever seen. It's certainly sure that they would sell without problems.

That's on one side though as there's this small issue that users might find mildly irritating or downright unacceptable.


The case of China getting all the good stuff.

What's happened apparently is that the Galaxy S8 decided to move away from Apple’s iPhone strategy and offer just one storage option in each market. That means you’ll only have one price option, and it’ll ship with 64GB of onboard storage as well as 4GB of RAM. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ have microSD card slots, so you can always pop in a card up to 256GB in size if you want to add more storage. 

Good right?

Well, it seems there's even better but you just might not get it.

According to reports, China will get a better version of the phone than any other market. So while the rest of us will only get 64GB phones that pack 4GB of RAM, the Chinese versions of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will include 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM.

This might not annoy everyone, but for those who are really into their specs, this will be downright unacceptable. I guess we'll just have to wait for the almost inevitable blowback all this will get.








With all the hype surrounding the Galaxy S8 and people looking at what they got right and the stuff they got wrong may have neglected to check out their pretty awesome Bluetooth.

Well, really it's Bluetooth 5.0 support, a new Bluetooth standard that offers huge advantages over previous versions of Bluetooth. It will likely come to more devices including more smartphones in the near future, but for the time being, the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the only devices that have this feature.

The huge advantage the Bluetooth 5.0 has is that it supports two independent Bluetooth streams, which means you and a friend can both watch and listen to the same content without sharing headphones. Each person will then be able to control the volume for his or her own headphones without affecting the other.
That’s just one of the perks of Bluetooth 5.0, though it’s one you might not use on a regular basis.
But it doesn't stop there, it also offers data speeds that are twice as fast as Bluetooth 4.2, and it also offers four times its range. So that means in essence that you can be further away from a Bluetooth speaker and still get great sound. 
The audio quality is also A+ with the Bluetooth 5.0, which means you should get a better phone call experience and a better overall sound for music playback with the Galaxy S8.
Maybe it means nothing to you, but it should, the Bluetooth 5.0 is all shades of awesome and while one might have gripes with Samsung's latest offering, Bluetooth is certainly not one of them.





The Galaxy S8 has finally come and the reception was great, but as the dust begins to settle, there are a couple of things which in the cold light of day weren't as great as we'd have hoped.

Sure there are amazing new features like the edge to edge HDR display, an iris scanner and a faster, Gigabit LTE-ready processor but it seemed they held back a little on others. Here's our list of three:

1. The camera

If you were expecting the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to get a big camera update, you'll be disappointed. The new phones include nearly the exact same camera hardware as the Galaxy S7: a 12-megapixel sensor with a f/1.7 aperture. It's not bad, just that it can't compete with the dual-camera systems on phones like the iPhone 7 Plus and LG G6.


2. The battery

Maybe they got scared after the Note 7 incident but the new S8's battery isn't spectacular. The batteries on the S8 and S8 Plus are about the same size (or slightly smaller) than their predecessors and hasn't impressed so far. 

3. Bixby

Sigh. With Cortana from Microsoft, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa, Bixby just isn't as good.

Created with its own dedicated Bixby button, visual translations and image recognition but at the end of the day you might find yourself wanting to deactivate it.

Why? Well It only works with a handful of Samsung apps at launch, it can't find information online and it overlaps with a lot of the things Google Assistant already does much better. 

This is not to say the S8 is a bad phone, but like most things in life, we just feel a couple of things could have been done better.






With the launch of the long awaited Samsung Galaxy S8 mere hours away, the frenzy has reached fever pitch and Samsung isn't letting up with their flagship now on a shop window in the UK.

It's a picture of the phone (official) and it confirms stuff we've long suspected; like the death of the home button, Super slim bezels and a fingerprint scanner now moved to the back.

The inclusion of "Galaxy S8 | S8+" in the top right corner also tells us we will see the larger Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus at the launch in just a few hours time.



According to Tech Radar, the S8 will have a 5.8-inch display and the S8 Plus a 6.2-inch offering. It's also said to feature an almost bezeless body, have a similar rear 12MP camera to the Galaxy S7 and an 8MP front snapper.

You can check out the photo below.






With the coming of Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant, Siri is finding that she's no longer the biggest bully in the sandbox.

She's not going to take this lying down though as there are possible plans to power her up to being the biggest bully again.

If reports coming out of Israeli gadget site The Verifier are true, then with the iOS 11 could come an even smarter Siri.

The source claims that Apple will be upgrading Siri with AI smarts, allowing the voice assistant to anticipate your actions by learning your behavior over time. Tied to users rather than devices, the AI learnings will carry over from your phone to your linked Mac and Apple TV device too, bringing personalized predictive text and messaging to each Apple product you own.


Now this is unverified and could well be smoke, but recent Apple patents have certainly pointed towards Apple taking Siri in this direction.

With Apple's WWDC 2017 is set to kick off on June 5 we will definitely know more  about this and see if it's true.





Facebook now have what they call 
Facebook stories and yes it is exactly whatit sounds like-- a sorta Snapchat ripoff.

An update on the iPhone and Android available beginning today will let you experience the kind of ephemeral content sharing you’re used to seeing in Snapchat right inside your Facebook app.



The update will be available worldwide shortly and will bring three new features to Facebook users, namely; a new feed of ephemeral stories at the top of the News feed, a private messaging feature called Direct, and a redesigned in-app camera that makes all the new stories possible.



According to the 
product manager for Facebook stories Connor Hayes, “The way people create content is changing to be from text to photos and videos,

“This is, in turn, changing the way they’re sharing with one another and interacting online. This is something that Snapchat has really pioneered.” he said.

The new Facebook stories basically the way Snapchat works with images that disappear after 24 hours and the option of filters, text, and other similar gimmicks.

To start a story, you have to swipe right on the News Feed or tap the camera in the top-left corner of the app. Once your creation is done, you can share it with all your friends or just a few friends you choose. 







The man responsible of the Android system that so many of us use today Andy Rubin might have left Google, but he's definitely not done making phones.





Rubin yesterday he posted a cryptic tweet in which we got a sneak peek into his new project with his company, Essential. The tweet said "eager to get it in more people's hands." We have to assume he's talking about the phone someone's holding in the picture.



There's precious little to see besides the top right corner of the phone which shows the time and a few icons.




In a Bloomberg profile of Essential from January, the new smartphone was described as a "high-end smartphone with a large edge-to-edge screen that lacks a surrounding bezel." Looks like that bezel-less and big screen concept will be reality, based on the photographic evidence.




With the new phone Rubin plans to do battle with both the iPhone and Google's (His previous employers) Pixel.






Google will now let you download a new free App every week. This is coming with their new feature which allows Android users to download one paid app for free every week. The app shows up in the recently introduced 'Free App of the Week' section on the Google Play Store.




The aim of this seems to be one that pays all parties. The idea is to offer paid apps free every week and in turn promote the app. 

This is not particularly new as they did this in 2015 but the promotional offer was discontinued later for unknown reasons.


Google appears to be working hard to expand the reach of its Android apps. The search giant recently targeted countries which have poor network connectivity in certain areas.





Photo Credit: Associated Press




The Encryption of messages by Whatsapp makes it so that 3rd person parties are not privy to your information, but could this also work the other way round?

According to Britain's home Secretary Amber Rudd, Encryption of messages on services such as WhatsApp is “completely unacceptable” in the fight against terror.

She added that Intelligence agencies must have access to the messages and social media sites must do more to police extremist material.

This is subsequent to the incident at Westminster, where terrorist Khalid Masood used WhatsApp seconds before launching Wednesday's attack, but agencies are unable to see what was communicated.

Ms Rudd added that the likes of Google, which runs the social video sharing platform YouTube, and other smaller sites such as WordPress must realise that they are now publishing companies and take more responsibility for taking down extreme material.





In an interview with BBC One she said: "It is completely unacceptable, there should be no place for terrorists to hide.

"We need to make sure that organisations like WhatsApp, and there are plenty of others like that, don't provide a secret place for terrorists to communicate with each other.

"It used to be that people would steam-open envelopes or just listen in on phones when they wanted to find out what people were doing, legally, through warrantry.

"But on this situation we need to make sure that our intelligence services have the ability to get into situations like encrypted WhatsApp."

She added that she would be meeting with some of these companies

"What these companies have to realise is that they are now publishing companies, they are not technology companies, they are platforms and we need to make sure that that (hosting extremist material) stops," she said.

"You are right, we will not resile from taking action if we need to do so."

She added, "I would rather get a situation where we get all these people around the table agreeing to do it.

"I know it sounds a bit like we're stepping away from legislation but we're not.

"What I'm saying is the best people who understand the technology, who understand the necessary hashtags to stop this stuff even being put up, not just taking it down, but stopping it being put up in the first place, are going to be them."






Social networking site, Twitter is reported to be "considering" implementing a new paid subscription tier that would be introduced in a premium package for TweetDeck, Twitter's popular desktop client, and be aimed directly at professionals. 

If this happens it'll be the first time Twitter would be charging for any of its services since their inception 11 years ago.



The plan is for Twitter to make the professional experience more appealing for serious users and add in a bunch of advance tools and features not found anywhere else on the service. 

The package is being touted to cost $19.99 per month, available on both desktop and mobile.

Some of the features being bandied around are:

- Exclusive news/alerts summaries personalized for you
- Content management tools like bookmarks, to-do lists, and 'save for later'
- Cross posting to other social media platforms
- Advanced custom trend analysis and alerting tools
- Exclusive content on social media best practices and strategy
- Enhanced tools for managing and creating custom audience lists (e.g., by interest, customer, or region, etc.)
- Exclusive priority customer support
- The ability to manage multiple Twitter accounts
- Advanced publishing features (e.g., scheduling, collaboration, drafting, etc.)
- Advanced tools for sorting or filtering searches
- An ad-free experience
- Analysis tools for understanding topics or conversations on Twitter
- Ability to access this experience on both desktop and mobile devices
- Ability to securely manage the account across multiple team members
- Twitter customization such as color themes and layouts
- Access to pre-populated lists of users and influencers by interest topic (e.g., industry or subject experts)
- Additional account activity details (e.g., influence scores, account unfollows, or ability to see who is looking at your profile page)
- Ability to import user lists from outside sources
- Advanced analytics on my own content performance

According to The New York Times affiliated journalist Andrew Tavani, "Twitter is considering offering a more advanced TweetDeck experience, with more powerful tools to help marketers, journalists, professionals, and others in our community find out what is happening in the world quicker, to gain more insights, and see the broadest range of what people are saying on Twitter. Whether you use Twitter for work or just want to be more informed on the latest news, sports, entertainment, political viewpoints, and information in today's world, this more advanced TweetDeck experience will be designed to help you get even more out of Twitter.

"This premium tool set will provide valuable viewing, posting, and signalling tools like alerts, trends and activity analysis, advanced analytics, and composing and posting tools all in one customizable dashboard.

"It will be designed to make it easier than ever to keep up with multiple interests, grow your audience, and see even more great content and information in real-time. It would also offer extra features such as advanced audience insight and analytics, tools to monitor multiple timelines from multiple accounts and from multiple devices, including mobile, all in an ad-free experience."

Twitter is conducting a survey to see if this will fly with potential consumers meaning it's not a shoo-in yet, but it could certainly happen. This may go some way in helping Twitter recover as they've had a huge chunk of their market eroded by other competitors such as Snapchat and Facebook. 






So a group of hackers threatened Apple and stated that if a ransom wasn't paid, they would remotely wipe millions of Apple devices. 

Apple then came out to say that both the iCloud and Apple IDs are safe and that they will be actively monitoring the situation.


Little is known about the situation but according to an email sent to BGR, the hacker group calling themselves the Turkish Crime Family is claiming that their threat is still valid and if Apple does not pay the ransom, they will indeed proceed with the wipe which they claim the deadline is on the 7th of April.

The message reads, “[We] requested $100,000 for each of our members which is 7 in total or $1 million worth in iTunes vouchers for instant resale at 60% of the original gift card value + Some private stuff that we have agreed not to publicize as we believe it may ruin Turkish Crime Family and Apple relations. The second thing is worth more to us than money.”

What Apple's next step will be is unknown and it is entirely possible that could try to settle things behind the scenes. 

Apple maintains that the iCloud and Apple IDs are safe and any device in danger is due to third party applications.





When Super Mario Run was announced for the Android, it was said that it would come on the 23rd of March, but for some reason (we're not complaining), it came a day early. 

If you go to the Play Store you will find it there and there was also an update for the iOS version of the game.

The iOS exclusive ran for three months, and brought the app over 78 million downloads, the gaming company said during its earnings in January.

Of those players, more than five percent purchased the game, bringing in $53 million in revenue for the title. That dollar amount is fairly high, given the $10 purchase price in order to unlock the full version. And it performed better than analysts had expected given its top dollar price point – many games that only charge a dollar or two for in-game items convert less than 5 percent of their users.

But Nintendo had hoped for conversions in the double digits, Chief Executive Tatsumi Kimishima had said.

With the Android model, Nintendo is staying true to their formula of making the game free but with an option for an in-app purchase of $10 to unlock the levels beyond worlds 1 through 4.


Super Mario run has done really well on the Android platform so far raking in a whopping 5 million downloads on its first day live. That demand in the market has been at least partially satiated now, and many regular gamers found they completed Mario in a matter of days.

To get the game on your Android phone, just head over to the Google Play Store and download and you're good to go.





After months of waiting the Amazon Alexa is finally available on Android phones and the Huawei Mate 9 users will be the lucky devils to first get it.

Users of the Huawei phone will get it first in an over-the-air update (and later through the Google Play store).

While that is all very exciting it should be noted that while Alexa has thousands of skills and uses, there are some limitations right now as to what Amazon on this phone -- or any phone -- can do. 

For instance, it isn't always-listening. In fact, you'll have to download not one app, but two -- the Amazon Alexa app and Huawei Alexa. And if you want to shop Amazon through Huawei Alexa, you'll need that app as well.

Also Alexa doesn't come on automatically meaning you'll have to open Huawei Alexa everytime to use the voice command function.
Alexa faces intense pressure from smart assistants like Google Assistant, Apple's Siri and Samsung's upcoming Bixby to take top spot in the voice assistant game.

So what can Alexa actually do? Here are a fe things;

  • Home automation (especially useful if you don't have an Amazon Echo device at home)
  • Order from Amazon Prime (account required)
  • Sync with Google Calendar to hear about your next meeting
  • Access skills like news brief readouts and workouts
  • Games, trivia and jokes (think road trips), like this gem: "Why do teenagers use odd numbers? Because they can't even"


So while Alexa can do all that cool stuff, it's also limited in that the Huawei Alexa app doesn't hook into your phone's particulars like GPS, contacts, or even Amazon Prime Music. So what this translates to is that you can't call a cab to your exact location, tell it to text your contacts or play everything that Prime has to offer. This is because Amazon hasn't made it possible, but it's coming.





Well thanks to social media (here's looking at you Twitter and YouTube) we usually have some good information on gadgets and devices before they even come out and the leaks coming out on the Samsung Galaxy S8 are more torrential than trickly.

With the phone set to launch in just over a week, we've learned a few more things thanks to twitter. 





From the above image, there are three options for screen resolution: HD+ (1480 x 720), FHD+ (2220 x 1080), and QHD+ (2960 x 1440). The default resolution is QHD+. 

Now even though there's a picture and all, the news should still be taken with a pinch of salt as we can't say for sure that this is the final product.


There was another leak which shows off the phone’s retail packaging. From the box, we can see that the S8+, a larger model of the phone, includes an option for 64GB of storage.




So...just a little longer and we'll be able to verify or debunk all the stuff we've had so far.
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