David Ntekim-Rex

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The Pixel phone is exactly what we wanted, so of course we’re unhappy

What sort of unobtainium did we expect anyway?<p>There’s a curious dynamic in human psychology whereby as things improve, we sometimes complain about them even more. Respected international philanthropist Mo Ibrahim noted this with respect to Africa in an interview this week: as governance and the …

Samsung announces the Galaxy Note 5 Winter Edition for South Korea: 128GB of storage

With the year quickly coming to a close, discounts and deals become an increasingly major mention around the tech blogosphere. While December mentions of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 might seemingly be primed for promotions, it seems that South Korea will see something else entirely. Today Samsung has …

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OPPO R7 Plus vs Samsung Galaxy A8

The difference between mid-range and high-end smartphones is decreasing in relevancy, as seemingly mid-tier smartphones are getting now getting higher-end specifications, better hardware, improved software and lower prices. So, where do we draw the line between these two tiers?<p>Today we’re taking a …

A decade later, the former chief Xbox officer revisits his critical decisions

Microsoft lost $5 billion to $7 billion on the original Xbox, launched in 2001. And it made billions of dollars on the Xbox 360. Depending on the time frame in which you look at it, it was either an insane waste of money or the finest strategic decision that Microsoft ever made.<p>Robbie Bach had to …

Apple is obviously a cult (and Samsung isn't), says cultural historian

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>The idea that Apple is less a brand and more a religious cult has been around for a while.<p>Not so long ago, Samsung mocked the living bejaysus out of Apple's cultitude in very funny ads. It built the Galaxy …

Jimmy Kimmel’s iPhone 6s gag makes Apple owners look foolish

We’re all pretty excited about the upcoming release of the iPhone 6s, Apple’s latest and shiniest hardware. And it seems that some people are so excited about the new phone that it makes them forget a bunch of things — like what an original iPhone looks like.<p>Kimmel sent an interviewer out on the …

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List of 2015 Oscar winners

Partial list of winners at Sunday's 87th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.<p>Best picture: "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)."<p>Actor: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything."<p>Actress: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice."<p>Supporting actor: J.K. …

Selfie-lovers, Microsoft is making a Windows Phone just for you

Despite revealing that its Nokia purchase cut into its bottom line this past quarter, it looks like Microsoft will be releasing two more Windows phones in the near future.<p>The two phones in question will be one so-called “selfie” phone and one “affordable high-end phone” with a PureView camera, …

Ukraine army regains control of Slavyansk

Ukrainian troops have regained control of the key eastern city of Slavyansk from pro-Russian rebels in what could mark a turning point in the country's three-month battle to maintain its independence.<p>The city, which houses one of Ukraine's largest weapons storage facilities, fell to the insurgents …

iWatch imminent, Apple hires sales exec from Swiss watchmaker

Apple has hired a top sales executive from Swiss luxury-watch maker Tag Heuer, as the iPhone and iPad maker purportedly gears up for an October launch of a smartwatch.<p>Jean-Claude Biver, head of watch brands at luxury-goods conglomerate LVMH, which counts Tag Heuer among its subsidiaries, told CNBC …