Netgear ReadyNAS RN202 2-bay NAS

Netgear ReadyNAS RN202 2-bay NAS

 Introduction and Evaluation MethodologyNAS units with four bays present the best balance between cost and expandability for home consumers. However, with increasing hard drive sizes, two bays make the cut for many usage scenarios. The demand for high-performance, but cost-effective NAS units has been picking up, and this is where the modern ARM-based platforms come into play. Netgear’s

Pixel C Tablet by Google

Pixel C Tablet by Google

In addition to the new Chromecast devices and new Nexus phones, Google gave the world a sneak preview of a new Android tablet which they call the Pixel C. Like the Chromebook Pixel, the Pixel C is designed completely in-house by Google, and it shares many attributes with the Chromebook Pixel even though it runs Android rather than Chrome OS. The hardware is also very interesting, and

Chromecast 2

Chromecast 2

Google has a Chromecast 2 for 2015, and it’s built to be more reliable and easier to use than its first media streaming dongle, yet it’s just as inexpensive. The new Chromecast is on sale right now through the Google Store for an easy $35 (£28), but the media streaming landscape changed since the first edition launched two years ago. It faces competition from the fuller-featured new Apple TV and new Amazon Fire TV,

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

Xiaomi Mi 4c with Snapdragon 808: Announce

 It’s hard to get away from the term ‘flagship killer’ these days in the smartphone space. Alongside the top-model lines from Apple, Samsung, LG and others is a band of half-price, similarly specified handsets with a few minor adjustments skirting on thin margins to offer similar experiences. The OnePlus range has been part of this movement, along with others such as the ASUS

Apple Watch now supports Google Maps

Apple Watch now supports Google Maps

The Google Maps iOS app has received an update, bumping it to version 4.11.0, and bringing several new features as well as some bug fixes. The most prominent feature the update brings to the table is the support for Apple Watch – it adds a companion app for the smartwatch. As you can see in the image above, the app contains buttons to direct you home and work, as well as to show you recent routes. It

Nexus 5X and 6P: comparison

Nexus 5X and 6P: comparison

Today Google announced several new devices at their September 2015 launch event in San Francisco. By far the most anticipated devices were the two new Nexus phones that were announced. The first is the Nexus 5X made by LG, a successor to the Nexus 5 which was released nearly two years ago in late 2013. The second is the Nexus 6P, which is made by Huawei and replaces the existing Nexus 6 made by Motorola.

Sonos Play:5

Sonos Play:5

Sonos is not a company to move with speed. Its hardware cycle is unlike many in the market – it doesn’t churn out a speaker update every 18 months like other companies, instead it may take years to update its lineup. The reason: it creates devices that have been built to last, ones that are kept fresh with myriad software upgrades. No matter if you have the first or last Sonos device, the company likes to make sure

NVIDIA Releases 355.98 Game Ready WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA Releases 355.98 Game Ready WHQL Drivers

NVIDIA has recently announced the launch of its latest WHQL driver set – 355.98. This update brings to the table the game ready drivers for Killing Floor 2, an early access sequel to the Tripwire’s previous game, Killing Floor. Of particular interest here is that this gorey co-op shooter is getting an upgrade with NVIDIA’s PhysX Flex – this update officially brings NVIDIA’s unified

ASUS Transformer Book Lineup Bolstered With T100HA and TP200SA

ASUS Transformer Book Lineup Bolstered With T100HA and TP200SA

 ASUS has been quite successful at trying to carve out a place in the tech sector by packing more into their lineup than the competitors. We saw that clearly with the ASUS Zenbook UX305 Notebook, which offers much more storage and RAM than pretty much any other notebook in its price range, and doesn’t skimp on the form factor either. In the smartphone space, they also offer an impressive

InFocus M812: Unibody Metal Goodness

InFocus M812: Unibody Metal Goodness

The name InFocus might ring a bell, as sure enough, you would have seen at least one of its  projectors in offices or in tech magazines by now. It’s an American company that’s well known for video and communications devices, and like most, has branched out into producing smartphones as well. Its latest flagship, the M812, launched this week along with two more handsets. We’ll be putting it through the grind today to

Facebook wants to get you and your friends blogging again

Facebook wants to get you and your friends blogging again

Facebook had previously hinted at some changes for its oft-ignored Notes tool, and now those changes are rolling out across the site and mobile apps. Essentially, your Notes now look like Medium-esque blog posts. “Notes are now an even better way to write a longer post and share with anyone – whether it’s a small group of friends or everyone on Facebook,” writes Facebook User Interface Engineer Isaac Salier-Hellendag.

Intel SSD DC P3608 Series: Announce

Intel SSD DC P3608 Series: Announce

Intel is introducing a new family of enterprise PCIe SSDs with the aim of outperforming their existing DC P3600 series and even beating the DC P3700 series in many metrics. To do this, they’ve essentially put two P3600 SSDs on to one expansion card and widened the interface to 8 lanes of PCIe 3.0. While this does come across as a bit of a quick and dirty solution, it is a very

Samsung and Oculus announce new, more affordable Gear VR headset

Samsung and Oculus announce new, more affordable Gear VR headset

Samsung and Oculus took the wraps off an updated and more affordable Gear VR headset. The virtual reality accessory will begin shipping in the United States in November with a $99 price tag. The latest Gear VR will be compatible with Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy Note5, as well as the Galaxy S6 edge+ via microUSB connection. At 310 grams, the headset is also lighter and more comfortable to enjoy than

Lenovo K3 Note: Getting More for Less

Lenovo K3 Note: Getting More for Less

When manufacturers get into price wars with each other, it’s customers who win the most. Lenovo has fired the latest salvo, bringing full-HD 1080p screens to the sub-Rs. 10,000 market. The Lenovo K3 Note is a 5.5-inch smartphone with specifications that would have been pretty much top tier not more than two years ago. The company is breaking new ground in terms of value for money, but not so much in terms of strategy.

HTC One A9 leaked press renders confirm iPhone-esque design, multiple colors

HTC One A9 leaked press renders confirm iPhone-esque design, multiple colors

Hot on the heels of todays leaked blurry photo, alleged press images of the upcoming HTC One A9 made the rounds on Twitter, courtesy of @evleaks. The renders showcase the device in six different colors and confirm its iPhone-esque design. HTC One A9 will be available in Acid Gold, Opal Silver, Deep Garnet, Carbon Gray, Rose Gold, and Cast Iron when it goes official. The smartphone scheduled to debut next week, on