Samsung's latest large screen smartphone offers a unique experience that has made me more efficient. The second edge display looks great and offers more than you might think at first.
This entertaining and original publication explains the implications of sharing personal information in the era of big data analytics, through the medium of the graphic novella.
This unique device from the folks at Amazon wants to be your invisible friend in the room. In some ways it probably will be.
The Nexus 9 is the first tablet to run Android 5.0 (Lollipop) and offers excellent performance plus impressive sound quality. There are drawbacks, though, including some build quality issues, a tendency to run warm and a premium price.
No other smartphone has an accessory market like the iPhone. Three new cases provide unique functionality and protection for the iPhone 6 Plus.
Travelers often try to balance their smartphones while using them for navigation. Pick up an excellent, low cost mount now and drive without worry.
With latest-generation Xeon processors, DDR4 RAM and a wide choice of GPUs, Dell's new Precision workstation is equipped to handle applications needing extreme processing power as well as high-end graphics. Storage options are limited, but otherwise it's an excellent and flexible workstation.
The Microsoft Band is a data collection machine and with the ability to select your tile interface, it can do as much or as little as you want it to.
More and more people are hitting the slopes, diving through muddy pits, leaping over fire, and working in extreme weather conditions. The Sonim XP7 can handle all of these arenas and more.
LG's latest smartwatch looks like a regular watch at first and second glance. It's powered by Android Wear and connects to your Android smartphone.
This unusual keyboard for iOS is made of spill-proof fabric and is thinner than the iPad Air 2.
The next version of Windows Server is at an early stage of development, but some of the new functionality for orchestrating virtualised compute, storage and networking resources on commodity hardware is available for early adopters to test. Here's how it's shaping up.
From secure containers to Docker support, to abstracted networking and storage, the most interesting features in the next version of Windows Server will come next year with a later preview and System Center beta.
A common concern with the Moto X is its rather small capacity battery. Verizon and Motorola fixed that with the Droid Turbo and this is the Moto X you want if you are a Verizon customer.
Is cash outdated? In this thought-provoking book, digital money and digital identity expert Dave Birch explains why he thinks so, and outlines the emerging identity-based payments ecosystem that may replace it.
This new laptop is the very definition of the term Ultrabook.
Google is launching a Nexus tablet at a premium price. Thankfully, HTC's premium design is part of the package.
Although the iPad Air 2 has recently launched, there are still a lot of the previous model iPads around. This keyboard case is one of the best for the iPad Air.
Samsung's Note line always sets the bar for Android specifications and after spending a week with the Note 4, Matthew Miller is about ready to visit his carrier store.
BlackBerry needed to go back to its hardware QWERTY roots. With the Passport they did just that and a whole lot more.
Glass screen protectors provide unparalleled clarity while also providing the same touch and feel of your native glass display. ZAGG's Glass product is easy to install and looks great.
STM creates some affordable cases for Apple iPhone devices and Matthew Miller spent several days testing out its newest Harbour shell case.
Timing couldn’t be worse for producing accessories for the iPad Air with Apple expected to unveil new models in just a few days, but even so, this keyboard case by Belkin is pretty good.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 Docking Station and new Universal Mobile keyboard are key to my home office
The Surface Pro 3 is my constant companion and primary PC. Thanks to the Docking Station and new Universal Mobile keyboard, my setup has vastly improved.
Although it's still early days, Windows 10 offers a number of interface changes aimed at enhancing usability for business users.
Many people still use portable navigation devices instead of their smartphones and at just $250 the TomTom Go 600 is one of the best available.
HTC releases different variations of their devices around the world. An Asian model has a better camera than the One M8 with a plastic body.
There are thousands of accessories available for the iOS market and Matt took a look at a few to protect your new iPhone and keep it charged up on the go.
The biggest iPhone yet has hit the streets, and reports indicate sales in the millions. Is it worth all the fuss?
Kobo is the first to launch an ebook reader with waterproof capability and that adds peace of mind for reading when you are close to or in water.
It's difficult to fault the Dell Latitude 14 Rugged Extreme on toughness grounds. However, you're unlikely to get day-long battery life from the entry-level configuration with the standard 6-cell battery.
The technical preview of Windows 10 is heavy on tools for the power desktop user that businesses will want to evaluate, but the most important features will be visible later in the preview cycle.
Samsung's copious software add-ons and UI tweaks mean that the Galaxy Tab S delivers a particular kind of Android experience. We have a few issues with some of these extras, but the slimline Galaxy Tab S is still a very impressive tablet.
ViewSonic's VX2880ml is a well-specified 28-inch UltraHD (4K) display that delivers good performance at a reasonable price.
Sony's 5.3-inch Xperia T3 is a distinctive-looking and well-built large-screen smartphone with no serious failings, although both the screen resolution and internal storage are on the low side.
Despite optimistic 2011 predictions of a fully converged cross-platform OS running Mir and UnityNext (8) by 2014, Ubuntu 14.10 is set to retain X Windows and Unity 7. Based on this beta, it seems there will be no big changes in 14.10, although upgrading is always worthwhile.
If you need a Windows 8.1 computer that's flexible enough to be a tablet, a laptop (if you add the optional keyboard) and even (if you add the optional docking station) a desktop PC, then the Surface Pro 3 manages the trade-offs as well as anything on the market.
The Precision M2800 is an impressive mobile workstation. We have just a couple of niggles: the touchpad is too small, and we'd prefer the top-of-the-range model's 128GB SSD to be bigger.
If you're seeking a well-specified mobile workstation with plenty of configuration options, Fujitsu's Celsius H730 is a worthy contender. It's not cheap, but the PalmSecure palm-vein authentication looks like a valuable addition.
Dell's latest top-end all-in-one desktop offers an excellent range of security options and can be configured to handle a variety of business workloads.
The LG G3 is an elegant high-end Android smartphone with a superb 5.5-inch screen, a high-quality 13-megapixel main camera, a fast quad-core SoC, intelligent UI skinning and an admirably restrained set of software extras.
HP's 14-inch EliteBook Folio 1040 G1 combines ultrabook elegance with MIL-STD 810G robustness. It has a great screen and performs well, but lacks integrated VGA and Ethernet ports. You'll pay a premium price too.
The G Pad 8.3 is a well-thought-out tablet. Some may find the software extras a bit much, but there's a lot of utility in there. The hardware spec, like the device as a whole, is good value for money.
Aimed at a variety of vertical markets, the Xplore Bobcat clads an Atom-based Windows tablet in a rugged and customisable chassis.
The latest version of Disk Director gives PC enthusiasts and IT departments the tools to handle the latest hardware and software platforms.
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