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Like the majority of tech consumers, I wondered what the once-great BlackBerry was up to with the Passport. The company's latest device is a square-shaped one that follows the dimensions of a passport, has a full touchscreen that also shares space with a Qwerty keyboard, and runs on its own BlackBerry operating system but allows the use of Android apps.
If smartwatches usually turn you off, the Martian Notifier might change your mind.
You will probably not find a more affordable 4G smartphone than the Nokia Lumia 635. But it is far from being the ideal budget handset.
Need one phone number for work contacts and another for close friends and family?
The third time is definitely the charm for Sony's Xperia Z3 flagship phone.
Hot on the heels of rivals Huawei and ZTE, Asus has launched its first mass-market 4G phone, the Zenfone 5 LTE Edition.
At times, you can be your new iPhone’s worst enemy. That is why the Otterbox Defender offers three layers of protection for your new iPhone 6.
Both iPhones come with iOS 8, which has many news features.
At first glance, the new iMac looks like many of its predecessors.
Acer's latest all-in-one PC is propped up by an adjustable kickstand. Push its touchscreen all the way back with a finger and it effectively becomes a giant 23-inch tablet. Or as Lenovo and Sony would call it, a table-top PC.
You have probably heard about 4K TVs and how, with the right content, you can get images that are sharper and clearer than those on full-HD sets.
Ever felt the need for more display real estate when you are overseas and rushing that important report? Asus' new MB168B+ mobile monitor might just be your salvation.
As one of three routers boasting a top aggregate transfer speed of up to 1,900Mbps, it is a given that the Asus RT-AC68U will be expensive. The question is whether the speed is worth the premium.
Gaming laptop batteries are not known for their stamina. While the latest models generally have enough juice for a three-hour movie, they often fail to deliver when it comes to their bread and butter task - running games.
The Dominator Pro looks a lot like last year's model.
This laptop suffers from a problem another recent Dell machine, the Inspiron 11 Series 3000 2-in-1, has.
The Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro is one of the most highly anticipated laptop computers of the year.
Electronic devices generate so much data that many people may be struggling to store their music, photos and videos safely.
Acer does many things right with its latest business laptop.
It has been two years since Canon released the PowerShot G1X prosumer compact camera to counter the rise of mirrorless cameras.
The unusual design of Sigma's dp2 Quattro caused quite a stir when it was unveiled in February during the annual camera and imaging show CP+ 2014 in Yokohama, Japan.
The 3-inch 921,000-dot display (640 x 480 pixels) on the camera back is not tiltable and is not a touchscreen.
The new Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) has been hailed as a superzoom compact camera.
Canon must have been looking at the immense success of the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX100 prosumer compact series with much envy.
Olympus' new mid-range mirrorless camera, the PEN Lite E-PL7, is all but made for the selfie lover.
Canon Powershot
As the E-PL7 is a mid-range model in this series, it does not have as many buttons and dials as its illustrious OM-D cousins. However, it does have most of the essential controls. All the buttons and dials are on the right. Sorry, left-handers.
According to Casio, the Exilim EX-FR10 is the world's first wireless detachable digital camera. It sports a unique two-part modular design consisting of a camera module and a wireless controller with a touchscreen LCD.
Medium format digital cameras used to be essentially film cameras fitted with digital camera backs that contained an image sensor.
An Android tablet with a large 13-inch display is unusual enough. But Lenovo goes even further by building a projector into its new Yoga slate.
So far, small Windows slates have been fairly formulaic. They use Intel Atom processors, offer limited RAM and storage, and have mediocre 1,280 x 800-pixel screens.
Nespresso is clearly the dominant capsule-coffee brand in the market, not because it has one of the largest library of flavours available, but because competitors, such as Keurig and Starbucks, do not sell their consumer machines here.
Every household has at least one fridge and most refrigerators are designed to store eggs, bottled drinks and other small items on the door shelves, as opposed to being placed on the shelves within the fridge itself.
If you enjoy creating your own cushions, quilts and greeting cards but find it time consuming, this machine will help speed things up.
WD has finally refreshed its WD TV media player, three years after the last Live model.
Having all but dominated the Android smartphone market with impressive devices packed with robust features and software, LG and Samsung are looking to recreate that success in the TV market.
The Wahoo Fitness Rflkt is the world's first iPhone-powered bike computer, according to its maker. It is for cyclists who need to keep their iPhones safe, inside a waterproof bag for instance, but still want their biking statistics displayed in real time.
The Striiv Touch is a wristband activity tracker that doubles as a smartwatch - which is what the yet-to-be-released Razer Nabu is supposed to do.
The first time I saw the Fresh Foam 980, I was reminded of the rocker sole shoes most commonly used by Skechers.
If you hate wearing a heart-rate sensor on a chest strap while cycling, just let it go to your head now, with the Lazer Genesis Smart Helmet.
Garmin combined its Vivofit fitness tracker with its entry-level GPS watch Forerunner 10 and created the Forerunner 15.
Currently the most prominent third-party taxi app on the market - thanks to a fresh injection of capital from Temasek-backed Vertex Venture Holdings earlier this month - GrabTaxi prides itself for providing good payouts to drivers.
Regular globetrotters may find it a hassle to adjust their watches each time they cross time zones.
TomTom's latest GPS navigator, the GO 600 comes with free lifetime map updates and lifetime TomTom Traffic service.
With so much road rage and so many errant motorists, the best defence for any driver is to install a video recorder in the car. Not just a front camera but a rear one as well.