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Features

 
Though Apple has resisted giving in to the phablet trend until recently, it is clear it has been researching this product genre for quite some time.
Though Apple has resisted giving in to the phablet trend until recently, it is clear it has been researching this product genre for quite some time.
The camera on Apple's iPhone has long been held in high regard.
Continuing its practice of launching two phone models simultaneously, Apple still managed to surprise some, by making both devices larger than its previous versions.
There have been many versions of HTC's One series of devices, but the One (M8) stands out as being the best the Taiwanese company has ever brought to the market.
The original Canon EOS 7D was a cult-classic due to its superb image quality and handling. The Mark II version maintains the status quo with improvements, such as Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for fast autofocusing in live-view mode and a new 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with a 65-point autofocus system, making it one of the best APS-C DSLR cameras around.
You will not know from its relatively slim and lightweight body, but this gaming laptop is equipped with Nvidia's top GTX 980M mobile graphics chip - made possible with the presence of three internal cooling fans that keep this powerful chip cool.
The Acer Switch 10 appears to take design cues from Lenovo's Yoga series. One big difference, though, is that it achieves multiple usage modes - including laptop, tablet, display and tent modes - with magnets instead of a hinge. Powerful magnets keep the tablet portion securely attached to the keyboard dock.
The hybrid design of the Aspire R14 is not novel. Like its rivals, it uses a similar flexible hinge that lets the device switch between usage modes such as tent, stand and tablet.
Beyond Earth takes fans of the 21-year-old strategy franchise to new frontiers. Gamers must stick to the same winning formula of building a strong economy while raising a technologically superior army. You have to learn new tricks to deal with the more powerful aliens and can expect to spend hours trying to make sense of the game's new "technology web". There are also new combat units to master.
The sleek aluminium finish and dark brown tone give the Spirit Classic a premium feel. The memory-foam earcups are plush and adapt to your ears over time. They also help block out a chunk of the ambient sound. In our earphones and headphones group review last week, this pair of headphones fared well, with a clean and balanced sound quality.