apple-redIf you were to pay attention to Apple’s brick-and-mortar retail outlets worldwide today, then you would most probably have noticed how Apple has changed the Apple logos to show off a tint of red. This is not to mark some sort of bloodshed or fight for independence, but rather, it is meant to recognize the World AIDS Day, which would also signal the commemoration of its 26th year of supporting those who are affected by the disease.

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zanoA drone that actually captures selfies? Now this is definitely something different, don’t you think so? Known as the Zano, this is a micro drone that happens to be a flying prototype with a due date of it being marketed some time next summer. Right now, the Zano micro drone is being demonstrated on Kickstarter, where Torquing Group, the engineering group behind it, intends to raise £125,000 so that it can enter production.

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We’re tracking the Android 5.0 Lollipop roll out closely and after having made its way to Nexus smartphones and tablets, the update is slowly landing on Google Play Edition devices, not to mention the fact that devices like the Moto X and LG G3 have already started receiving Lollipop in many markets. Though the update hasn’t been released for this particular device, leaked screenshots provide us with a preview of Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition running Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The Google Play Edition program consists of high-end smartphones and tablets from major manufacturers, including but not limited to Sony, Samsung, HTC and LG. Just yesterday we reported that Lollipop has already been released for the LG G Pad 8.3 Google Play Edition.

These units offer near vanilla Android experience so they’re a good option for customers looking for a pure Android OS on a smartphone with flagship specifications. The Galaxy S4 Google Play Edition GT-i9505G was initially released with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean last year and was recently updated to Android 4.4 KitKat.

Now though the wait has begun for Android 5.0 Lollipop to land on this device. Samsung is testing it out right now and the screenshots, leaked by Sammobile, show that it doesn’t have any of the visual interface tweaks common with a Samsung device.

It hasn’t been confirmed when this update is going to be released for the public, so far a Lollipop build for this device hasn’t been leaked as well.



barclays-videoAny company that does not want to improve, but rather, remain stagnant at where they are, is more often than not doomed to fail. Having said that, Barclays Bank has moved on with the times, where the financial institution looks set to offer a new one-to-one video service to select customers from December 8th onward, which is also touted to be a first of its kind where the UK banking sector is concerned.

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xbox oneMicrosoft has already jumped on the wearable device bandwagon this year with the Microsoft Band, so any other outing in the wearable market isn’t going to catch anyone by surprise. There have been rumors that the company has already begun work on other wearable devices. A new report suggests that the upcoming device might have something to do with the Xbox One.

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Now that this year is coming to an end its about time we look back and see all of the great technology we were treated to this year. Amazon surprised us with jumping into hardware categories that it had never even tried its hand at before, the Fire TV was one such product. The company’s set-top box has had a tough time in the market because it went up against some pretty well established players, and in a bid to sell some more units Amazon has decided to offer substantial savings on the Fire TV for Cyber Monday.

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amazon-botsForget about using robots to sell coffee machines – Amazon has far grander plans than that, where they have mobilized an entire army of robots, numbering approximately 15,000 of them in order to prepare for the madness of Cyber Monday, which so happens to be the biggest single order day of the year for Amazon. This year alone, Amazon customers placed orders of more than 36.8 million items around the world, and this translates to an average of 426 items each second, which is a record breaking figure according to the company.

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girlscoutcookiesIt looks like the Girl Scouts of the USA intend to expand their horizons when it comes to the sales of their cookies – which is a long standing tradition in the outfit. This time around, they are about to keep up with the times (which is long overdue, actually) via its “Digital Cookie” program. This unique program will launch after years of the Girl Scouts prohibiting internet sales, so this is definitely a step into the unknown. Since minors will be involved, it is said that the entirety of the scouts’ activity online will need to be monitored by a parent or guardian, while younger children will have to make use of a pseudonym so as to offer protection for their anonymity.

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pepper-nescafeSoftbank’s Pepper robot has more than meets the eye – as this particular robot looks set to do a whole lot more than just chat up customers to their brick and mortar stores. Apparently, the Pepper robot that will retail for approximately $2,000 thereabouts from next year onward, is set to assist in the sales of coffee machines – particularly the ones from Nescafe, and it would do so in department stores such as Bic Camera throughout the Land of the Rising Sun, Japan.

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cheetah-robotThis is not the first time that we have seen the cheetah robot from MIT, but what makes this particular robot so endearing to us would be the fact that it can run on batteries – and yet is capable of achieving speeds of up to 16 km/h, not to mention jumping approximately 40cm in height, and yet can land safely while continue on its run for at least another quarter of an hour. All of this, and it consumes less power compared to a microwave oven.

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