BWB Monthly: Top 10 Articles of February 2016

Check out this month‘s countdown of the Top 10 Articles of February 2016

While we go through our daily lives, we don‘t always have the time to read up about all the interesting things we necessarily want to. While consumer technology news never really stops, hopefully your workday does, and you can take a look at ten of our biggest articles in tech news in the last month, according to our readers.
Check out this month‘s countdown of the Top 10 Articles of February 2016 below. Even though it was a shorter month than usual, there were still some fascinating stories to hit the news.

  1. NASA releases 360-degree footage of Mars

New, 360-degree footage of Mars released by NASA this past week gives us a totally new of the Red Planet, and one at that which mimics the experience of being their personally.
NASA shared the footage through Facebook, which consists of over 57 images stitched together, taken from Mars‘ Bagnold Dune Field, which were taken on the 19th of January this year.
Read more here.

  1. Tim Cook blasts FBI request for iPhone access

Apple is enjoying an interesting week in the privacy realm, as a US Judge has ordered Apple to assist investigators in unlocking iPhones this past Tuesday, while today Tim Cook blasts FBI requests to access iOS.
In an open letter posted on the company‘s website, Cook warns that the proposed measures would amount to the creation of a “˜backdoor‘ in Apple devices that would undermine user security and privacy.
Read more here.

  1. LG G5 Rumour Roundup: Everything you need to know

The LG G5 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year. The whole industry is sitting and waiting to see what LG will deliver ““ we at Bandwidth Blog are especially interested because the LG G4 was our favourite device of 2015.
Read the full rumour prediction here.

  1. Another Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge secret revealed

The rumour mill is hotting up and we have another tasty morsel for all the Samsung Galaxy fans out there. Samsung‘s “œnext big thing“ is the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge and it seems like they are very focused on getting you of the wall socket.
Read more here.

  1. Vaio set to produce a Windows Phone

If we ever had to imagine Windows Phone to get an unlikely vote of confidence, this isn‘t where we‘d imagine it to come from: Thanks to a certain Sony spin-off brand, a Vaio Windows Phone could soon be a reality.
With Microsoft‘s Lumia sales slumping to an all-time low while the company‘s Surface line buoys the firm from total disaster, Vaio are rumoured to announce a Windows 10 Phone as early as next week.
Read more here.

  1. Mark Zuckerberg “œresponds“ to Kanye West‘s requests

“œThe user you are trying to reach is unavailable, please try again later“ is how we‘d best surmise this: following the Life of Pablo rapper‘s requests on Twitter yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg responds to Kanye West“¦ through liking a Facebook status.
Subtlety was the order of the day through Zuckerberg, who has yet to comment publicly on West‘s bizarre requests for a grant of $1 billion USD on Twitter yesterday.
Read more here.

  1. Massive Anonymous hack leaks South African government data

Breaking news this morning is that a massive South African Anonymous hack ““ lead by a collective under the auspices of Operation Africa ““ has leaked sensitive government information across the internet.
Anonymous first announced Operation Africa #OpAfrica as an initiative to target “œa disassembly of corporations and governments that enable and perpetuate corruption on the African continent.“
Read more here.

  1. The Freedom 251 smartphone that costs just R60!

Ringing Bells, an Indian smartphone manufacturer, today launches the world‘s cheapest smartphone. And when we say cheap we mean dirt cheap! The Freedom 251 launched today on the company‘s website for 251 rupees, the equivalent of around R60 ZAR. For such an insanely low price you would think that you would not get much more than 1990‘s tech right? Wrong
Read more here.

  1. Kanye West asks Mark Zuckerberg for $1 Billion USD

It‘s the kind of news we couldn‘t make up if we tried; Kanye West has asked Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion USD to bail him out of debt, begging the CEO across multiple online platforms for money.
Taking to Twitter, Kanye West urged his followers to support him as the rapper, who is allegedly $53 million dollars in personal debt, appealed to Mark Zuckerberg for funding, while complaining that “˜schools in Africa‘ receive money but not musicians and artists.
Read the full review here.

  1. The LG G5 is the most interesting phone in years

It‘s a cliché, but it‘s true ““ the tech industry moves incredibly quickly. But does it really, though?
Over the last several years, have we made any real changes to the formula? Have there been any real experiments that worked out that were as off the wall as the LG G5? We think not.
Read more here.
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