Things you didn’t know your Apple earphones could do

If you own an iPhone or iPod you are no doubt familiar with the all-white Apple EarPods, or EarBuds from the earlier generations, that came with your purchase. Many people only use their EarPods to occasionally listen to music, and others even forego them completely in favour of other brands. What you may not know is that those bland-looking EarPods are not only earphones but also a remote for your iPhone. Let us uncover the hidden features that could make your life much easier when … Continue reading

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Celebrating 25 years of Adobe Photoshop

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Photoshop forever changed the world of design and animation, and is an invaluable tool for any designer. In honour of Adobe Photoshop’s 25th birthday last week we take a brief look at the history of this editing software. 25-year history of Adobe Photoshop In 1987 Thomas Knoll, a PhD student at the University of Michigan, wrote a program on his Macintosh Plus that would display greyscale images on a monochrome display. It was called Display, and caught the attention of his brother John Knoll, who … Continue reading

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Unusual uses for nanotechnology

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“Nanotechnology is the manipulation of matter on an atomic, subatomic or supramolecular scale. The word ‘nano’ in nanotechnology means very small or minute.” Despite its out-of-this-world background, nanotechnology can be extremely useful to the everyday Joe (or Jill) on the street. Here’s how. Quicker phone charging How frustrating is it that in this day and age we still struggle with smartphones that have batteries that don’t last long and take too long to charge? Scientists from Ramat Gan in Israel are now using nanotechnology to … Continue reading

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6 real-world technologies inspired by video games

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While you may wish that you could have all the technologies available to you that you see in video games, the future is closer than you think. Here are six real-world technologies that were inspired by video games: Medpac A medpac (also spelt medpack or medipack) is a first-aid kit that video game characters can walk over while playing to heal any injuries or improve health. Scientists have begun developing medical items that closely resemble a virtual medpac. A college student named Joe Landolina has … Continue reading

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A glimpse into Microsoft’s bright future

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Microsoft gave the world a glimpse into their future plans with their Windows 10 event on 21 January 2015. We have rounded up the most exciting announcements in one place for you to enjoy: HoloLens and Windows Holographic Microsoft now brings holograms to your living room in the form of the HoloLens and Windows Holographic technology. The HoloLens is a wireless augmented reality headset and Windows Holographic is the software system it runs on. With this device the wearer can manipulate and create virtual objects … Continue reading

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Best tech to come from CES 2015

The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was held in Las Vegas from 6 to 9 January 2015. It is an annual event where big as well as up-and-coming players in the technology arena congregate and display their latest wares. If you want to know what trends to expect in the year ahead, then this is the event to keep an eye on. We have rounded up some of the gadgets and new releases that had the tech world talking this time around: LG G Flex … Continue reading

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Debunking 6 common market research myths

Common market research myths

Getting a market research agency in to help your company may seem like a risky endeavour, especially if you are not familiar with this arena and do not know what to expect. Further muddying the waters are a number of myths which are often perpetuated about the profession. Here we dispel some of the most common myths about market research. Myth 1)  Market research is too expensive to do Market research is only expensive if you don’t set boundaries. Every market research agency has the … Continue reading

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The best tech and gaming podcasts for your listening pleasure

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Podcasts used to be the forgotten stepchildren of the entertainment world, but have become increasingly popular in the last two years or so. Apps for listening to podcasts are popping up everywhere and the hosts of podcasts are getting airtime on television and traditional radio – and in 2014 even served as inspiration for the Kevin Smith movie Tusk. We’re starting the year off with a list of the best technology and gaming podcasts currently out there. Once you’ve expanded your horizons and finished going … Continue reading

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The importance of doing market research

Importance of doing market research

Market research is the process of gathering, recording and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. This data usually relates to a specific market’s characteristics. Market researchers use techniques like feasibility studies, advertising evaluation, customer satisfaction surveys, mystery evaluations, tracking studies and so forth. It has been established that the majority of product or company failures come from the fact that little to no market research was done beforehand. As it is said, failing to prepare is preparing to fail. So, wherein lies the importance of market … Continue reading

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Technology to look forward to in 2015

Technology to look forward to in 2015

2014 is still going but rumours about what is going to happen in tech in 2015 have already begun doing the rounds. One of the biggest tech events in the industry, Consumer Electronics Show (CES) will be happening early in January 2015 – January 6th to the 9th to be specific. So, it’s no wonder people are looking ahead to the future. Here we look at  what new gadgets or updates you can expect in the New Year. Apple Watch This wearable tech from Apple … Continue reading

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