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  • No fruit allowed: 8 powerful and versatile alternatives to the MacBook

    Apple MacBooks are great machines. Arguably, they are singlehandedly reviving the laptop genre after the early decade's tablet onslaught. They're light, built with usability in mind and dripping with style. And what's even more appealing is that you know exactly what you're going to get when you purchase one. But we can't really say that the MacBook is always the best laptop money can buy. Other manufacturers, including Lenovo, Acer, Dell and the like have been crafting some business-friendly beasts for a while now, and thanks to the leap in cool, quick hardware including SSDs and fanless processors, these little machines have...

  • Computex 2015 roundup: 7 products that left us very impressed

    The annual Computex show held in Taipei, Taiwan is one of the most impressive computer and technology expos in the world, and the 2015 edition was no different. We've seen some impressive products at the show. Here are seven products that left us impressed the most, for some reason or the other. Nvidia GTX 980 Ti Nvidia knocked the ball out of the park when it revealed Maxwell 2-based GTX Titan X, the most powerful consumer class GPU in the world. It didn’t become a massive hit just because its raw power. It is one of the most power-efficient high-end GPU....

  • ASUS to Xiaomi: 5 smartphone brands to look out for in 2015

    The year 2014 saw the launch of some great smartphones such as the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the OnePlus One, the Motorola Nexus 6, the LG G3, and the like. All these smartphones had loads of horsepower under the hood, yet could boast all day battery life even under heavy usage patterns. However, the previous year is well behind us, and 2015 brings hopes of even better smartphones, and we think that it won’t be only about sheer performance, but also about the value-for-money factor of these devices. In 2014, we saw the emergence of...

  • CES 2015 roundup part one: from Acer to MSI

    The earliest and (arguably) most important technology extravaganza of the year has come and gone, and while the theme of CES 2015 seemed to be wider, thinner and shinier is better, there were some genuinely exiting technologies that left our mouths agape. Considering that the internet of things, 4K resolution screens, curved screens, quantum dot screens, ridiculously thin screens (just, many screens, essentially) and a number of interesting products were well represented at this year's fiesta, CES 2015 was predominantly the year of the couch potato. There were some more interesting launches catering for the casual gamer, the mobile media...

  • From Apple to Timex: the A to Z smartwatch guide

    Sick of smartwatches yet? Unfortunately, they're here for the foreseeable future to enslave the wrists of the countless masses. While the technology is debatably still a relatively new breed, there is no shortage of confusing and overwhelming options on the market. From the stylish round-faced traditionalist, to the square button-laden wrist wrecker -- there's essentially a smartwatch suited for everyone, for all styles and all needs. With Microsoft and Apple yet to launch their contenders however, there'll be even more options in the coming months for consumers to gloss over. For now, here is a list of smartwatches from A...

  • Asus Zenfone 4 review: the best $100 Android smartphone yet

    ASUS, apart from making the low-cost Nexus 7 tablets for Google, has mostly focused on high-end devices. Its PadFone lineup, which boasts of smartphones that turn into tablets at a moment’s notice, and the Transformer series of tablets have all been premium devices carrying a formidable price tag. So when the Taiwanese manufacturer launched the new Zenfone lineup of 4, 5 and 6-inch phones at rock-bottom prices, it took quite a few folks by surprise. Motorola might have stunned the world with the US$179 Moto G and the US$100 Moto E, but the three Zenfones are even better when it...

  • ASUS is readying the Robin, its sub-$150 Android Wear smartwatch

    If a Techcrunch report is to be believed, we could see ASUS joining Samsung, LG and Motorola in the ever-growing smartwatch sector. The selling point for their device? It could very well be the most affordable smartwatch of the year. The wrist wear (codenamed "Robin" according to @evleaks) will undercut the competiton, retailing for between US$99 and US$149 post release. This would make it nearly US$100 cheaper than both the Samsung Gear Live and the LG G Watch. Slated for a September release, the Robin's launch may spoil the Moto360's party, which will set consumers back a now steep-looking US$249. While...

  • ASUS Transformer Book V is a 5-in-1 Android, Windows 8.1 wondermachine

    ASUS has unveiled its latest hybrid dubbed the Transformer Book V. The device is not only an ultra-thin laptop, but a tablet and a smartphone capable of running both Windows 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat, all rolled into one unique device. The 12.5-inch touchscreen machine, revealed by the Taiwanese manufacturer at Computex, is billed as "the world's first five-mode, three-in-one converged laptop." Essentially, this means that this machine can be used in one of five modes -- as a Windows laptop, a Windows tablet, an Android phone, an Android tablet or an Android laptop. It's possibly the only device on...

  • Beast mode: Asus unveils world’s first quad-mode, Dual-OS laptop [CES2014]

    After some 4K TV announcements by LG, Panasonic and Sharp at International CES today, Asus Chairman Jonney Shih jolted us awake with his usual energetic flair, revealing Asus's 2014 lineup which includes new phones, a gamer-oriented monitor and the craziest four-in-one laptop-tablet we've ever seen. What Asus is calling the Transformer Book Duet TD300 is being touted by the Taiwanese company as the world’s first quad-mode, Dual-OS laptop and tablet. Asus, who alluded to the TD300 in a campaign pre-CES, revealed that the Dual-OS laptop-tablet hybrid runs on a fourth generation Intel Core CPU - likely Bay Trail - and...

  • Asus introduces PadFone Mini: tablet or phone, the Mini is both

    One of Asus' oddities, the PadFone Infinity, gets a  cheaper and possibly more cheerful baby version of itself, rightfully named PadFone Mini, reports Engadget. Announced earlier today from Taiwan, Asus says that the US$405 PadFone Mini is coming to Hong Kong, China, Russia, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore. It also could possibly make its way to the US, depending on how well it sells. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=iEHxq4Hs-pM The video is so happy and upbeat, it makes us want one Asus' PadFone Mini is actually two devices in one. At first glance, it's a perfectly suitable 7" Android 4.3 tablet with a 1280x800 screen....