Sony Xperia X: Introducing New Smartphone

Sony Xperia X: Introducing New Smartphone

This week at Mobile World Congress 2016, Sony has introduced their new high-end Xperia X series smartphones. The new smartphones feature similar designs across the entire series and all sport 5” displays, but each is based on a different SoC and offers slightly different functionality. The Xperia X smartphones represent the company’s new lineup, but it does not seem that Sony plans

Acer Predator 17: Review

Acer Predator 17: Review

Introduction and design Of all the big, red monsters that are the Acer Predator series of gaming laptops, this might be the biggest and reddest yet. The Predator 17 is a gargantuan top-of-the-line machine that, while sharing a broad design with the Predator 15, makes it look like a whelp. That said, it also shares the Predator 15’s cleverest feature: its expandable, reversible cooling system. This, on top of a speedy

HTC Vive scores 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes

HTC Vive scores 15,000 pre-orders in 10 minutes

HTC’s Steam-powered Vive VR headset, which went on pre-order earlier this week, received 15,000 pre-orders in just 10 minutes. The revelation was made by Shen Ye, a VR product specialist at the Taiwan-based company. Woah, more than 15k units in less than 10min 😮 Shen Ye (@shen) February 29, 2016 That’s quite impressive given that the headset costs a whopping $800 in the US (899 in Europe). HTC CEO

Alcatel Plus 10: A Win10 2-in-1 tablet

Alcatel Plus 10: A Win10 2-in-1 tablet

Ever since OLPC tried to bring cheaper portable laptops around the world, there has been a steady stream of low level devices with one primary goal – get users online at a low price point. So while Mobile World Congress has been talking a lot about super high end devices and smartphones, alongside Alcatel’s launch of the Idol 4 and Idol 4S they are also launching the Plus 10, a new Windows

Apple iPhone 5se unboxed in front of a camera

Apple iPhone 5se unboxed in front of a camera

The Apple iPhone 5se has been in our rumors sections for quite some time. Recent reports suggest the iPhone 5se will be going official on March 22, so we’ll have to wait just a few weeks before we know everything. Most of the leaks confirm the iPhone 5se will be a 4″ smartphone with TouchID and upgraded 8MP snapper. It should be powered by Apple’s latest A9 chipset, the same as the one ticking inside the iPhone 6s generation, but

Windows 10 is close to nabbing 13% of the desktop OS market

Windows 10 is close to nabbing 13% of the desktop OS market

According to the latest report from Net Market Share, Microsoft’s Windows 10 is continuing its upward spiral in terms of how many PCs it powers. This version now sits at 12.82% of the market for desktop operating systems, as you can see from the pie chart below. Windows 10 claimed 11.85% of that market back in January, so it looks like more and more people and businesses are adopting it. However, its growth is slowing down, so it’s

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD now even cheaper at $80 on Amazon

SanDisk Ultra 200GB microSD now even cheaper at $80 on Amazon

SanDisk’s largest microSD card has been discounted further on US Amazon and now the 200GB Ultra goes for a very reasonable $79.99. That’s an additional $10 discount compared to the price a couple of weeks ago, and a generous $170 off its prohibitive $249.99 MSRP. Naturally the other storage options aren’t selling for full price, but the 128GB is $5 costlier than the last time we reported, now $50. For the price of the 200GB card you

Nextbit Robin: it never runs out of space

Nextbit Robin: it never runs out of space

‘Robin never runs out of space.’ Those are the words that greet you when you open the box of the Nextbit Robin, a phone imagined by the design guru behind many of HTC’s beautiful handsets. It’s certainly a bold statement from a fledging smartphone manufacturer which is trying something different in an attempt to stand out with its first device. The San Francisco based firm is harnessing the

Meizu Pro 6 to have 3D Touch, screenshot reveals

Meizu Pro 6 to have 3D Touch, screenshot reveals

A feature limited to less than a dozen phones in existence, 3D Touch/Force touch/whatever commercial name the company decides to use is coming to the Meizu Pro 6. The Chinese company’s VP and Flyme chief architect Yang Yan has shared a screenshot on Weibo giving a glimpse of what the implementation is going to look like. So far we’ve seen 3D touch in action on the iPhone 6s/6s Plus pair, and also the recently announced Gionee S8.

Pentax K-1: set to go on sale

Pentax K-1: set to go on sale

Introduction Pentax is one of the big traditional photographic brands to make the transition from film into digital camera manufacturing and it always seemed likely that it might one day make a full-frame digital SLR. However, it wasn’t until February 2014 that the company announced that it was planning to take that step. And now, after two years of seeing mock-ups under glass domes at trade shows, we finally have the Pentax

LG G5: a significant upgrade

LG G5: a significant upgrade

The LG G5 is a massive change from the manufacturer – doing away with the confusing leather in favor of a full metal body, yet keeping fan-favorite features like a removable battery and microSD card. That’s a big deal, because Samsung disappointed a vocal minority a year ago when it ditched its swappable battery and expandable storage hallmarks in the Galaxy S6. Okay, the LG G5 isn’t as ornate as Samsung’s

Voyo V3 – A Fanless Intel Atom x7-Z8700 mini-PC

Voyo V3 – A Fanless Intel Atom x7-Z8700 mini-PC

Intel transitioned their Bay Trail-T Atom lineup (targeting affordable 2-in-1s, tablets and Compute Stick form factors) to 14nm with the introduction of Cherry Trail-T. The Atom x5 and x7 SoCs coming under this family have four Airmont cores and Broadwell-class Intel HD Graphics. We have already seen the x7-Z8700 in action in the Microsoft Surface 3 and the x5-Z8300 in the Cherry Trail

Samsung Galaxy S7

Samsung Galaxy S7

More information added in about the display technology, and an explanation from Samsung as to why it got rid of the desirable ‘Adoptable Storage’ feature. I sighed when I first saw the Samsung Galaxy S7 – it looks just like its predecessor, and yet again I was going to have to dig deep inside to find out whether the new features mean the new phone is worth the extra money

Xiaomi Mi5 – High-End at a Mid-Range Price

Xiaomi Mi5 – High-End at a Mid-Range Price

It’s been over 18 months since Xiaomi announced the Mi 4 back in June 2014, and today the company is finally ready to release the sucessor in the form of the Mi 5. The western launch here in Barcelona was presented by VP of Global, Hugo Barra, and we were lucky enough to have the opportunity to live-blog the event and get a more in-depth hands-on later in the day. The Mi 5 is Xiaomi’s

Microsoft Band 2

Microsoft Band 2

Introduction and display Update: The Microsoft Band 2 has only been out for a handful of months, but it’s doing well to hold onto its crown as one of the most fully-featured fitness trackers around. Microsoft announced at CES 2016 that the Band 2 will soon be able communicate with select Volvo vehicles and the functionality sounds awesome. Right from the Band 2, you’ll be able to set the navigation, start the heater,

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is a phone that impresses the second you pick it up, evoking feelings similar to those we experienced the first time we fondled HTC’s One M8, one of the best-looking phones on the market. Where the ‘normal’ Galaxy S7 is far too similar to the previous year’s model, the S7 Edge takes a surprisingly successful smartphone in the S6 Edge and adds in some

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Microsoft Lumia 550: Review

Introduction and features The Christmas period wasn’t kind to Windows 10 Mobile. With the Lumia 950 and 950 XL being the first flagship smartphones to come bearing the new operating system, they also came bearing the weight of expectation. Unfortunately, despite significant efforts on the part of Microsoft, their arrival was heralded by persistent software bugs and lukewarm reviews. Things have gone rather

Galaxy S7/S7 edge pre-orders by Sprint and AT&T

Galaxy S7/S7 edge pre-orders by Sprint and AT&T

T-Mobile became the first carrier in the US to start shippingGalaxy S7/S7 edge pre-orders ahead of the devices’ official launch. In fact, some of the magenta carrier’s customers who pre-ordered the flagships have already received their units. Now, it is being reported that a couple of other major US carriers – AT&T and Sprint – have also begun shipping the pre-orders. In all, three of the ‘Big Four’ cell