• Friday, September 04 2015
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A house that runs itself? Samsung believes it’s about time

Electronics giant launches line of new devices called Smart Things, including small white box called a hub that co-ordinates appliances in home

Dial M for an easier life, Facebook tells 1.5-billion users

David Marcus. Picture: BLOOMBERG/DAVID PAUL MORRIS

Facebook service M takes on Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana as virtual personal assistant, writes Hannah Kuchler

Huawei takes aim at Apple, Samsung with Mate S phone

The new smartphone Huawei Mate S. Picture: REUTERS

The Mate S has a 5.5-inch display, a 13 mega pixel rear camera and fingerprint security

Samsung takes smartwatch fight to Apple

TAKE NOTE: A Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch is seen after its launch during an event at the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, last week. Picture: REUTERS

Samsung says it will introduce new smartwatch later this week, as company attempts to prove it can outshine rival Apple on design in nascent product category

Social media, from global village to street network

A resident on Via Fondazza in Bologna, Italy, created  a closed group on Facebook just for the people who live there. Today everyone knows one another in the street as  the group boasts 1,100 members. Picture: ISTOCK

South African in progressive Bologna creates successful social street exchange to bring residents closer, writes Gaia Pianigiani


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