Category Archives: Reviews

  • This is not a drill: Snapchat is about to get a major redesign

    Big changes are headed for Snapchat — again. The company is set to roll out a major redesign of its app in the coming days, Snapchat confirmed Thursday. The new look, which is being previewed to the company’s beta testers on Android now, adds a search bar, new navigation and a global live story that […]

  • Flexible and Colorful Electronic Paper Promises a New Look for E-books

    Plasmonic nanostructures leverage the oscillations in the density of electrons that are generated when photons hit a metal surface. Researchers have used these structures for applications including increasing the light absorption of solar cells and creating colors without the need for dyes. As a demonstration of how effective these nanostructures are as a replacement for […]

  • Google’s new phones may ditch the Nexus name

    We’ve seen quite a few leaks about this year’s new Nexus phones from HTC, and today another one has surfaced that claims that the phones won’t actually be branded as Nexus devices. This year’s new Nexus phones will reportedly eschew the “Nexus” name that we’ve seen on Google’s devices ever since the Nexus One launch […]

  • Review: Hasselblad True Zoom Camera for Moto Z

    THE FIRST RULE of smartphone photography is don’t ever, ever zoom. (The second rule is “When in doubt, selfie.”) Phones don’t use optical zoom, which re-focuses a camera on a smaller frame, helping preserve image quality. They use digital zoom, which is just cropping. When you fling your fingers apart to see the band bigger […]

  • Head-to-Head Comparison: HTC 10 vs iPhone 6s

    Although HTC has always made quality phones, it has struggled in recent years to keep its place in the market with solid competition coming from Samsung, LG, and of course, Apple. However, HTC has recently released their latest flagship phone, the HTC 10. Featuring a complete redesign from HTC’s previous flagships, and some very impressive […]

  • CORSAIR LAPDOG

    KEY FEATURES Aluminium top Supports any Corsair K70 or K65 keyboard Can be used with any mouse Two extra USB 3.0 ports Padded lap rest Integrated mousemat Manufacturer: Corsair Review Price: £110.00/$165.00 CORSAIR LAPDOG FIRST LOOK Corsair is making a play for your living with two new products aimed at bringing PC gaming to the […]

  • Kindle Oasis review

    Amazon’s Kindle Oasis is like a feast with the world’s finest caviar. It’s an all-you-can-eat Wagyu steak dinner. It’s an $80 cup of coffee. Simply put, the Oasis is a $290 extravagance meant only for the few who can afford it. For the rest of us, it’s just something to lust after. We called the […]

  • The ThinkPad X1 Tablet is like a Surface with a business twist

    Imagine the unholy union of Microsoft’s Surface lineup and the iconic Thinkpad, and you have the ThinkPad X1 Tablet. It’s not Lenovo’s first Surface clone — that would be the cheaper and less equipped Miix 700 — but it’s the company’s first for its ThinkPad lineup, which is targeted at the professional crowd. After years […]

  • Sky Q review round-up

    ​Sky Q​ is kind of a big deal. The broadcaster’s new platform marks a seismic shift in its TV efforts, bringing new features, an overhauled UI, and revamped hardware to the fore. The company describes the Netflix-rivaling platform as ​”the biggest reimagining of Sky in our history”​. But with its hefty price tag and lack of 4K at launch, does […]

  • Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview Build 10586.71 Released To Fast Ring Members

    Microsoft released a new version of Windows 10 Mobile to its Fast Ring Insiders today. The company said the new build, version 10586.71, includes a number of bug fixes (outlined below) and an update to the certificate that grants access to the Insider Fast Ring. Microsoft said it has been making “improvements in the performance […]

  • Zotac Premium Edition SSD Review

    Armed with Phison’s new v.1.6 firmware for the S10 processor and low-cost flash, Zotac takes aim at the mainstream and gamer SSD markets. Phison’s quad-core PS3110-S10 controller is officially one year old, but it’s only just starting to affect the SSD market in a meaningful way. First released in Corsair’s Neutron XT, the S10 was […]

  • LaCie Rugged RAID Thunderbolt Portable Storage Review

    LaCie started the rugged portable storage genre, and it’s now a product category with several makes and models. Does the originator still lead this category or has the competition eclipsed its best efforts? Most enthusiasts would question the usefulness of a portable storage drive designed to survive abuse, until they actually need one. But by […]