Last week on #GNTECH – April 24, 2016

May 1 2016

There’s so much happening in the world of tech, it’s difficult to keep up. Here’s a round-up of last week in case you missed out.

  1. BlackBerry announced it will be launching two new devices this year. Nothing known about the devices except for this blurry leaked image.

BB Midrange phones

2. Samsung is offering trade-ins for its new S7 Edge.

S7 Edge UAE
The Samsung S7 Edge

3. Xiaomi had multiple leaks of its rumoured Xiaomi Max.


4. Apple once again cuts smartphone production.

etisalat iphone se

5. Canon launched the new EOS 80D. 

Canon EOS 80D
EOS 80D LCD Open

6. Casio launched its latest watch in the Edifice series with a smart link.

Casio EDIFICE smartphone

7. Our Start-up of the Week was Livia – a device that claimed to be the end of menstrual pain.

Livia Application

8. Dubai cops use app to stop parking fee dodgers

Dubai parking
Motorists now have no excuse for parking offences, as inspectors’ new app can issue parking permits on the spot when requested.

9. You need to uninstall your QuickTime for windows today!. Find out why.

quicktime windows

10. Instagram gets updated once again.

Instagram update

11. Artificial Intelligence has entered the workplace.

artificial intelligence
Accenture’s Virtual Savant is here to stay

12. We take a closer look at the HTC 10, Asus Transformer Book Flip, Parrot Bebop 2, Razer Nabu Smartwatch and the Sandisk Extreme 500 portable SSD.

13. We were wondering why we weren’t funding the LifeBand?


14. DJI launched its biggest drone ever, the M600.

dji new

15. 2016 has a massive battle of the smartphones going on.

2016 smartphones

16. We’re running a poll on Twitter to see which smartphone you like the best right now. Which one would you choose?

17. Our Throwback Review for the month is for the Motorola Razr V3.


18. Further leaks on the PlayStation Neo were looked at.

Sony PlayStation Neo

19. Razer released the highly anticipated Turret lapboard.


20. Honor teases a new release for May 10, 2016.

honor v8

21. Android is the first to ditch the 3.5mm jack. LeEco is the first to release phones without the 3.5mm headphone jack. The phones use the Type- C USB for headphones.


22. Etisalat launches the 054 mobile code with exclusive numbers in the series.

etisalat 054

23. We say goodbye to Xbox 360 as Microsoft stops its production.