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TECHNOBYE for 11 April 2016

The Hisense Infinity KO has a 5 inch screen, dual LTE capable sim slots and is built rugged with Gorilla Glass, a tough exterior and has IP67 rating - making waterproof. It also has a 13 MP camera as well as a decent battery. The Hisense Infinity KO offers great value at R3999.

www.hisense.co.za

Another great device comes from Xiaomi. The Redmi Note 2 has a 5.5 inch screen and fits into the phablet category. It has a 13 MP camera, 2 micro sim slots and 16 GB of memory as well as a decent processor and battery. It comes in at a price of R2999.

mia.africa.com

Users have discovered hundreds of messages locked in a hidden inbox within Facebook’s messaging system. The inbox, accessible on the web or Facebook Messenger apps for smartphones and tablets, is part of Facebook’s filtering system, designed to catch spam and other unwanted messages. However, users, including myself and others within the Guardian, have discovered their “filtered” inbox full of legitimate messages that never made it to the main inbox or Messenger app. The simplest way to access the inbox is to navigate to facebook.com/messages/other on the desktop.

www.theguardian.com

A high school student from India has invents a cheaper hearing aid after witnessing how his grandfather struggled to buy one. Venkatakrishnan's device is unique because it not only tests a person's hearing with a series of beeps, but it also programs itself to become a hearing aid. It only costs about $50 to make and can be used with even the cheapest set of headphones.

Unlike with traditional hearing aids, if the ear piece gets damaged it isn't costly to replace -- you just buy another set of ear buds. In its current form, the device is about two inches and looks like a computer processor. Venkatakrishnan is planning to bring it down to about one inch and encase the operating system. He envisions the device, which has a standard headphone port, fitting into someone's pocket.

money.cnn.com


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