Building the perfect smartphone

It’s that time of the year again. In just over a month, several of the world’s biggest names in smartphones will unveil a new crop of flagship smartphones, each brand’s pièce de résistance for 2015.

The annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is where it’s all expected to go down. Everyone but Apple is expected to be there, and for those aiming for smartphone supremacy, the stakes are higher than ever.

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Is the PC dead?

While all signs point to the rise of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets, American technology company Dell is casting its bets on what it calls, “the resurgence of the PC”.

It’s an interesting proposition, particularly considering Microsoft – maker of the Windows operating system has been pushing its tablet based computer, the Surface Pro 3, as an alternative to the standard laptop.

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Tech trends that will shape 2015

It’s 2015, and just around the corner, the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas – the world’s biggest stage for the latest and greatest in consumer tech. Not everything at the show is ready for primetime, not everything worth all the hype, but for those interested in what innovations will one day shape our future, CES is the place to look.

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15 Techie Gift Ideas Under $100

Finding the right gift for the techie in your life needn’t be excruciatingly painful for you and your wallet. The trick is to think of either something new and innovative or something that can be used in tandem with something the recipient already has.

Techies love cutting edge gizmos and/or something that speaks to their inner geek – and if you know where to look, you can find all of this from $10 to $100. Here are 15, sub-$100 gift suggestions that even I would love to receive this Christmas.

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The Anatomy of a Selfie

By the time of Ellen’s Oscar selfie last March 2014, the word “selfie” was already on the global trends map. After all, it was named the Oxford Dictionaries 2013 word of the year, and before that, one of Time Magazine’s top buzzwords for 2012.

But if anything, Ellen’s world record-setting group selfie cemented “the act of taking a photo of oneself with the intent of sharing it online” onto its rightful place in pop culture.

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