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HTC's latest smartphone fails to stand out from its fellow budget competitors. In fact, its specifications read very much like a typical entry-level smartphone.
HTC's latest smartphone fails to stand out from its fellow budget competitors. In fact, its specifications read very much like a typical entry-level smartphone.
Flip open a Chromebook, log in with your Google credentials and you can start working within seconds.
Even for an early prototype, the Stream 11 feels sturdy. It looks like recent HP laptops, except for its bright colours, such as magenta or blue. Unfortunately, these colours only amplify the plastic construction and make the laptop look like a toy.
Put the Toshiba Satellite L50-B in a retail store among other laptops and it is likely to be overlooked by most window shoppers.
Flip open a Chromebook, log in with your Google credentials and you can start working within seconds.
You may have noticed the influx of hybrid devices - each professing to be the only computer you will ever need. A recent example is the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, touted by its maker as a laptop replacement.
Small and inexpensive, a Chromebox is the desktop equivalent of a Chromebook laptop.
Acer has launched its new range of gaming laptops - the 15-inch and 17-inch versions of the Aspire V Nitro.
Optical drives are disappearing from laptops. Even the larger 15-inch models often drop this option as they compete to be the slimmest model on the shelves.
In case you have been thinking of buying an all-in-one (AIO) computer, Apple just came up with a tempting new entry-level iMac.
The new Leica V-Lux (Typ 114) has been hailed as a superzoom compact camera.
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.
The Nikon D810 is the successor to Nikon's two mid-range full-frame DSLR cameras, the D800 and D800E.
With Sony basking in the success of its mirrorless cameras, such as the NEX-7 and a7R, the company had failed to release any new Single Lens Translucent (SLT) camera for the past two years.
Canon's EOS 1200D is the latest entry-level model of the imaging giant's extensive DSLR camera range.
Just how do you make the best tablet in the world better? Apple’s iPad Air was Editor’s Choice and Readers’ Choice for Best Tablet in the 9-inch plus category, in the last Digital Life Awards. So, for an encore, Apple just had to improve on the Air. And it has. So it is thinner. And faster. And lighter
Just how do you make the best tablet in the world better? Apple’s iPad Air was Editor’s Choice and Readers’ Choice for Best Tablet in the 9-inch plus category, in the last Digital Life Awards. So, for an encore, Apple just had to improve on the Air. And it has. So it is thinner. And faster. And lighter
The iPad mini 3 got scant mention during last week’s event at Apple headquarters in Cupertino. And it is not difficult to know why. It is a minor upgrade over the iPad mini with Retina display, now renamed iPad mini 2. The only improvements are the addition of the Touch ID fingerprint sensor and the extra colour option of gold.
With its rounded corners, narrow bezel and a lightweight body, the MeMO Pad 8's design is practically identical to the previous iteration, but thinner.
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.
WD has finally refreshed its WD TV media player, three years after the last Live model.
WD has finally refreshed its WD TV media player, three years after the last Live model.
The good folk at Garmin must have gathered around a table one day and decided to design a GPS running watch to rule them all. That is how the Garmin Fenix 2 was born.
The good folk at Garmin must have gathered around a table one day and decided to design a GPS running watch to rule them all. That is how the Garmin Fenix 2 was born.
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.
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.
Regular globetrotters may find it a hassle to adjust their watches each time they cross time zones.
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.
Slap a trendy feature such as Near Field Communication (NFC) technology on an older model and give it a different name.