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[LUXURY]#LIFESTYLE: LEONARDO DICARPRIO’S 104 ACRE PRIVATE ECO-ISLAND RESORT OFF BELIZE. TAKE A LOOK:

Leonardo DiCaprio is a stickler for detail when playing the part of a new movie character and it seems like the Hollywood star is just as obsessive when it comes to hotel design.  The artists’ renderings for his new resort on a small island off the coast of Belize – slated for opening in 2018… Continue reading [LUXURY]#LIFESTYLE: LEONARDO DICARPRIO’S 104 ACRE PRIVATE ECO-ISLAND RESORT OFF BELIZE. TAKE A LOOK:

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[FILM MAKING]#TECH: GOPRO RECALLS ITS KARMA DRONES DUE TO FLIGHT FAULTS. READ:

​GoPro on Tuesday recalled several units of its Karma drone following the discovery that, in a small number of cases, the quadcopters lost power during operation. The camera maker sold approximately 2,500 Karma drones to consumers since October 23. In the recall announcement , GoPro said there have been no related injuries or property damage… Continue reading [FILM MAKING]#TECH: GOPRO RECALLS ITS KARMA DRONES DUE TO FLIGHT FAULTS. READ:

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[DIGITAL]#MARKETING: KONGA ROLLS OUT WAREHOUSING INFRASTRUCTE ACROSS AFRICA.

​Konga, one of Nigeria’s online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants. ‘Fulfilled by Konga’ will enable thousands of Nigerian online sellers, who currently sell through Konga, to store their merchandise in Konga warehouses and subsequently have the orders delivered by Konga’s in-house fulfilment… Continue reading [DIGITAL]#MARKETING: KONGA ROLLS OUT WAREHOUSING INFRASTRUCTE ACROSS AFRICA.

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[BRAND] #WARS: APPLE SALES DIP ON iPHONE 7 AS XIAOMI MIX ANNOUNCES DEBUT IN CHINA MARKETS. READ:

Apple announced in October 25, 2016 its profit over the past quarter fell 19 percent to $9 billion, pulled down by a drop in iPhone sales. The world’s biggest company by market value said revenue in the fiscal fourth quarter fell to $46.9 billion from $51.5 billion a year earlier. The results were largely in… Continue reading [BRAND] #WARS: APPLE SALES DIP ON iPHONE 7 AS XIAOMI MIX ANNOUNCES DEBUT IN CHINA MARKETS. READ:

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[BRAND GENIUS]#DESIGNTHINKING: MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO LAUNCH MAY SNATCH THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY FROM APPLE iMAC; SETS UPGRADE TO MS PAINT 3D APP. READ REVIEW, WATCH AD:

Apple-style product-porn ads have become a marketing cliché, but this new video by Microsoft for its new Surface Studio all-in-one computer arguably out-Apples Apple and sets a ridiculously high new bar for the genre. Watch the introduction of Microsoft Surface Studio: At its Surface Event, Microsoft announced the much-anticipated desktop PC, dubbed Surface Studio. It’s… Continue reading [BRAND GENIUS]#DESIGNTHINKING: MICROSOFT SURFACE STUDIO LAUNCH MAY SNATCH THE CREATIVE COMMUNITY FROM APPLE iMAC; SETS UPGRADE TO MS PAINT 3D APP. READ REVIEW, WATCH AD:

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[RADIO DJ] #VINYL: WHATS UP DEEJAY, TECHNICS 1200G IS BACK! BUT BE READY TO DROP SOME GRANDS!!

Due to the widespread use of CDs, turntable systems have been absent as major competitors in the audio market, however an ever increasing consumer interest in vinyl records has prompted the launch of a new system for Hi-Fi use. ​After teasing hardcore vinyl fans with an extremely limited run, the classic Technics SL-1200 (or ‘Technics… Continue reading [RADIO DJ] #VINYL: WHATS UP DEEJAY, TECHNICS 1200G IS BACK! BUT BE READY TO DROP SOME GRANDS!!

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[AUTOBRANDS]#GOGREEN: APPLE ENDS PRODUCTION OF APPLE CARS! EMPLOYEES FIRED!!

​A new report claims Apple has ditched plans for its self-driving car, and some commentators are not impressed.  In its place is a plan to develop an autonomous driving system, so the company can either work with manufacturers to give their car Apple-powered capabilities, or later return to the idea of building a car from… Continue reading [AUTOBRANDS]#GOGREEN: APPLE ENDS PRODUCTION OF APPLE CARS! EMPLOYEES FIRED!!

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[BRANDS] #FAIL: SAMSUNG IS FINALLY STOPPING THE PRODUCTION OF GALAXY NOTE 7!

​Samsung is putting a stop to the production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone as fears spread that even replacement versions of the device can explode. Production of the phone has been temporarily suspended, a person familiar with the matter told sources today. The announcement is the latest in a string of embarrassing setbacks for… Continue reading [BRANDS] #FAIL: SAMSUNG IS FINALLY STOPPING THE PRODUCTION OF GALAXY NOTE 7!

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[BRAND FAIL] #SAD: SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES TOO NOW EXPLODE!

​Samsung’s bad month gets worse as the South Korean electronics giant warns that some of its washing machines may halt and catch fire. The tech giant says it is working with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on a plan to fix top-loading washing machines prone to what Samsung terms “abnormal vibrations”, or as… Continue reading [BRAND FAIL] #SAD: SAMSUNG WASHING MACHINES TOO NOW EXPLODE!

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[MOBILE PHONES] #RIP: IT’S OFFICIAL, BLACKBERRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER PRODUCE PHONES.

It’s the end of an era. BlackBerry, a name once synonymous with high-end smartphones, will no longer make mobile devices. Along with a dismal financial report, the company announced today Wednesday.  It plans to end all internal hardware development and will outsource that function to partners. BlackBerry’s journey to this point has been long and… Continue reading [MOBILE PHONES] #RIP: IT’S OFFICIAL, BLACKBERRY HAS ANNOUNCED IT WILL NO LONGER PRODUCE PHONES.

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[BRANDS] #PHABLETS: SAMSUNG IS TEASING A NEW MOBILE PHONE WITH 6GIG RAM. CHECK OUT THE SPEC:

Enters; the Samsung Galaxy C9. ​Network: GSM/HSPA/LTE SIM: Dual Sim(Nano Sim/ Standby Sim) Display: 6.0 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours Resolution: 1080×1920 pixels(367 ppi pixel density) OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8976 Snapdragon 652 CPU: Octa-core (4×1.8 GHz Cortex-A72 & 4×1.4 GHz Cortex-A53) GPU : Adreno 510 Card slot: microSD, up to… Continue reading [BRANDS] #PHABLETS: SAMSUNG IS TEASING A NEW MOBILE PHONE WITH 6GIG RAM. CHECK OUT THE SPEC:

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[LEVELS] #FINE: APPLE JUST PAID $118MILLION TAX EVASION FINE TO JAPANESE GOVERNMENT.

Barely 24hours after Local authorities in Japan  ordered Apple to pay 12 billion yen ($118m) in taxes for allegedly underreporting earnings that were sent to a business unit in Ireland, an Apple business unit has since paid the amount, according to local broadcaster NHK . It is understood that the Tokyo Regional Taxation Bureau determined… Continue reading [LEVELS] #FINE: APPLE JUST PAID $118MILLION TAX EVASION FINE TO JAPANESE GOVERNMENT.