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Weekly Tech News: Huawei Mate 9, Apple Pay and More

by 3 Community Manager on ‎10-03-2017 02:24 PM - last edited on ‎09-05-2017 12:42 PM by (893 Views)

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In the world of tech, a lot can happen in seven days. This week we look at the Huawei Mate 9, Apple Pay and the development of a new super-fast, long lasting battery.



Huawei Mate 9 Available Exclusively with Three

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We’re delighted to announce that the Huawei Mate 9 is now available online, exclusive to Three.

Our favourite feature of the Mate 9 is the Leica Dual Camera, which offers stunning photography with exceptional sharpness. You’ll also get revolutionary speed and enhanced power with the Mate 9, as the phone comes with the new Kirin 960 processor and intelligent Machine Learning algorithm. And if you’re worried about battery life, Huawei has your back – offering a whole two days usage and SuperCharge technology, which charges the device with a full day’s power in only 20 minutes.

Overall the Huawei Mate 9 is a fantastic phone with a range of exciting features, a state-of-the art camera and a ground breaking user experience - check it out here


Apple Pay arrives in Ireland

Just-when-we-thought-mPayments-Fragmentation-was-ending-ApplePay-gets-a-Walmart-Best-Buy-Setback.jpgIf you have an iPhone and a KBC or Ulsterbank account (Visa or Mastercard), then we’ve some good news – you can now use Apple Pay in Ireland.  Apple Pay will be available at all retail outlets that currently accept contactless payments, and will be work on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Mac.

When you make a purchase, Apple Pay uses a device-specific number and unique transaction code, meaning your card number is never stored on your device or on Apple servers.  Apple won’t hold on to your transaction information but neatly stores it in your wallet for convenience.

Feeling all futuristic? Well next time you order a coffee, simply tap your iPhone to pay. Simple but yet so techy. To set up Apple Pay on your iPhone/iPad, simply go to Settings > Wallet & Apple Pay” and scan your Credit or Debit card details. Want an iPhone? Check out our range


New battery can charge in minutes and last up to a week

Lithium Ion Battery.jpgWidely regarded as one of the pioneers of the lithium-ion battery, 94 year old Professor John Goodenough has made the headlines again – this time for another exciting battery breakthrough.

Goodenough, of the University of Texas, is credited with the development of the lithium-ion battery which is now the industry standard and used in nearly all portable electronic devices. And now, Goodenough is leading the team that has developed an innovative new battery which will be super-fast charging, highly efficient and long-lasting.

The new battery will be all-solid-state, and will use a combination of an alkali anode and glass electrolytes. It will be robust and non-combustible, and will have three times the energy of current li-ion cells. It will be safer, more efficient and will be suitable for both high and low temperatures. This means it could solve electric car’s cold weather problems, potentially even transforming the motor industry. We’re really excited to see the next stages of development, and how it might affect smartphones! Source


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