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Its computers are well known here, but did you know that China tech company Lenovo also sells Android smartphones here?
Its computers are well known here, but did you know that China tech company Lenovo also sells Android smartphones here?
Even as Samsung and Sony gravitate towards glass housings and non-removable batteries for their mobile phones, South Korean tech giant LG is sticking with a removable back cover and battery, and a microSD slot for expandable memory in its new LG G4 flagship.
When the Xiaomi Redmi 2 made its debut in March, my chief complaint was that having locked down the price for Redmi devices at $169, Xiaomi had no leeway to bring in better hardware for people like me, who are willing to pay a little more to get a whole lot more.
Before you buy the new Asus Zenfone 2, it is best to educate yourself on the perplexing marketing tactics of this Taiwanese handset maker.
LG's first smartphone release of this year was the LG G Flex2, but the LG G4 remains its flagship device.
There is no denying that Taiwan handset maker HTC nailed down a great design with last year's One M8, so it did not come as a surprise that HTC decided to stick with it for its successor this year, the One M9.
Last year's Oppo R5, touted as the world's thinnest phone, got consumers to notice the Chinese handset maker, but the company has been in the market for a while.
If you are going to protect your Apple iPhone 6 Plus with a case, you might as well use a hybrid power case, such as the Boostcase.
My love affair with BlackBerry ended a few years ago, but I still know of several folks who would happily trade their souped-up smartphones for a trusty one with a reliable Qwerty keyboard.
When it comes to launching a successor to a popular tech gadget, a common practice is to bump up the old specs and not raise the price.
I had never heard of Mionix before trying out the Zibal 60 mechanical gaming keyboard.
Over a year ago, I tried the Asus Transformer Book T100. This 10-inch tablet turns into a laptop when you attach a companion keyboard dock.
This gaming laptop is a marketer's dream.
I had never heard of Mionix before trying out the Zibal 60 mechanical gaming keyboard.
Intel co-founder Gordon Moore famously observed that computing power doubles roughly every two years.
The HP Elite x2 is a business ultrabook that splits into a tablet and a keyboard dock.
If you are a rubber stamp fanatic like me (according to my wife), the Casio Pomrie STC-U10 Stamp Maker might be the ideal tool for you.
I cannot quite decide what this Asus computer is for, despite spending a couple of days with it.
Take your Windows desktop and put all the app icons and short cuts inside a browser tab. This is what you get with the QTS operating system that powers this QNAP NAS.
The name may not seem familiar, but Taiwanese company Synology has been making storage devices for more than a decade.
D-Link launched this NAS in August 2013. But it is still worth a look because, like routers, these devices are not refreshed often. In fact, there is no newer model from the brand.
If the excellent flagship Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera is beyond your budget, consider its newer and more affordable cousin, the X-T10.
If the excellent flagship Fujifilm X-T1 mirrorless camera is beyond your budget, consider its newer and more affordable cousin, the X-T10.
Canon is probably the most reluctant maker of mirrorless cameras. Its first mirrorless interchangeable lens model was launched in October 2012, several years after Olympus and Sony. The EOS M fared so poorly that its successor, EOS M2, never reached our shores.
Leica rangefinder cameras were beloved of Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and other legends of photojournalism who documented the historic events of the 20th century. They shot almost exclusively in black and white.
Fujifilm's X-A2 is the successor to the X-A1, the entry-level model of its X-series mirrorless cameras.
The latest Samsung NX500 mirrorless camera is like the perfect blend of the current flagship NX1 and the previous flagship NX300.
The Samsung NX mirrorless camera series gets a new model in its ever-expanding line-up with the NX3300.
The mid-range Nikon D7000 DSLR series has become a cult classic among professionals and serious amateurs with its great build, intuitive handling, good image quality and affordable pricing.
If you are a landscape or architectural photographer looking for a zoom lens with the widest angle possible, your search will probably end with the Canon EF11-24mm f/4L USM lens.
Many photographers swear by prime lenses, especially fast prime lenses. Such lenses have fixed focal lengths. This simplifies the complex arrangement of lens elements found in zoom lenses, resulting in sharper images.
This Sony tablet is excellent, but it does not excite. It is not entirely Sony's fault. Even Apple is finding it tough to make consumers excited about its ubiquitous Apple iPad in a sluggish tablet market.
This Sony tablet is excellent, but it does not excite. It is not entirely Sony's fault. Even Apple is finding it tough to make consumers excited about its ubiquitous Apple iPad in a sluggish tablet market.
HP is the latest tech company to bet that tablets can thrive in the workplace.
The Belkin Qode Ultimate Pro Keyboard Case for iPad Air 2 is actually an Apple iPad Air 2 case with a Bluetooth keyboard that doubles as a cover. This way, both the tablet's front and back are protected.
Microsoft announced a more affordable Surface tablet yesterday.
Nowadays, setting up an IP (Internet Protocol) camera at home to monitor pets, elderly people or young children is a breeze.
Nowadays, setting up an IP (Internet Protocol) camera at home to monitor pets, elderly people or young children is a breeze.
With the help of a colleague who was in the United States on a working trip, I got my hands on a Chromecast dongle last year.
Fitbit calls Surge the fitness super watch. It certainly is hard to pigeonhole the Surge. I am not quite sure if it is a smartwatch that can track fitness stats or a fitness tracker that displays notifications.
They are not as obnoxious as electric bicycles, or as annoying as regular bicycles. To a motorist, that is. They can also be handcarried when not in use. This may explain why more people are zipping around on electric scooters on pedestrian pathways and walkways around town.
Fitbit calls Surge the fitness super watch. It certainly is hard to pigeonhole the Surge. I am not quite sure if it is a smartwatch that can track fitness stats or a fitness tracker that displays notifications.
Casio is famous for its rugged G-Shock watches, but its sleek Oceanus timepieces are packed with tech wizardry and styled so they feel right at home on formal occasions.
You know this running shoe is the German shoemaker's flagship model when the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, fronts the marketing campaign.
As far back as January last year at the International CES or Consumer Electronics Show, Razer announced its Nabu fitness tracker.
Casio’s first Oceanus watch was the world’s first full-metal, radio-controlled, solar-powered chronograph timepiece. We tried out the latest model, the OCW-G1000.
The fitness tracker market is getting overcrowded. However, the GoQii Life is not just another fitness tracker wristband.
Neutral runners who need shoes in which they can clock marathon mileage daily should take a look at the New Balance Fresh Foam Boracay.
Is Adidas' new Ultra Boost the "greatest running shoe ever"?
Fenix 3, Garmin’s latest GPS running watch, is the do-it-all watch.
Beats Solo2 Wireless is the wireless version of the original Solo2 headphone.
Beats Solo2 Wireless is the wireless version of the original Solo2 headphone.
Designed for the new world of portable audio on smartphones, this headphone amp will make your music come alive.
When Creative founder Sim Wong Hoo showed me the Sound Blaster Roar 2 in September, I was a little sceptical.
Apple may have started the talk about Lightning-connected headphones, but Philips is the first to deliver such a product with the Fidelio M2L. This pair of headphones uses a Lightning cable instead of an audio cable that plugs into a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It was April 24, launch day for Apple's first smartwatch.
It was April 24, launch day for Apple's first smartwatch.