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Built-to-last technology

In the past, competition between technology companies was based on pricing and the superiority of the brand image. Today, competition appears to have shifted its basis of the innovative capacity of companies. Companies that are able to release more superior products into the market are increasingly becoming more popular and taking the

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Are we losing control over devices?

What comes to mind when one encounters a functioning gadget that was purchased in the 1970s? Some sense of pride. Pride in the owner for good maintenance, and in the manufacturer for quality design, materials and assembly. The sense of pride demonstrated hereby implies that certain aspects have been lost in the

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Going green with tech gadgets

The debate about the importance of environmental conservation is unending. Governments and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) continue to warn of the depletion of the ozone layer. Other concerns also include the need to conserve the environment through better utilization of resources and the reduction of landfills through recycling. Companies have taken important steps

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Tech designs with women in mind

Technology has long been considered as a man’s world. However, the launch of ePad Femme, a tablet that was designed specifically for women brought out the cold fact: a gadget is not feminine just because it is painted pink. Femininity is more than colour, and transcends the thoughts of functionality, beauty and