First looks at the Samsung NX1 professional camera

First looks at the Samsung NX1 professional camera

Samsung's new NX1 camera is their first foray into cameras targeted squarely at professionals and serious enthusiasts, and we were on hand to get a quick first-hand experience of it.

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

Inside Intel: A peek inside Intel's Singapore labs

Did you know, if you have an Intel-based smartphone, it's very likely that some of the components in that smartphone were designed and engineered right here in Singapore? Intel actually has two bases of operations in Singapore, one in Kallang and one in Ang Mo Kio, we took a peek inside its Kallang labs.

AC-2400 Wireless Router Face-off: ASUS AC-RT87U vs. Linksys E8350

AC-2400 Wireless Router Face-off: ASUS AC-RT87U vs. Linksys E8350

AC-2400 wireless routers are all the rage now and two of the hottest routers to have landed are the ASUS RT-AC87U and the Linksys E8350. To find out which is best, we dropped them both into a ring. Last one standing wins.

Intel Future Showcase: 2015 looks great

Intel Future Showcase: 2015 looks great

We got invited to attend the Intel Future Showcase recently and saw some tech that'll be landing in your hands very soon as well as some that might not be available till much later. Either way, it's worth it to read our impressions of some of the tech we saw.

Sitex 2014 preview: In search of the best year-end tech deals

Sitex 2014 preview: In search of the best year-end tech deals

Going on a holiday, and looking for new gadgets to bring along? At this time of the year, your best bet is Sitex 2014, which will run from the 27th to 30th of November at the Singapore Expo. Stay tuned to this spot as we update our list of bargains as they become known. Here's what we've amassed so far.

First looks: Sigma dp2 Quattro camera

First looks: Sigma dp2 Quattro camera

The Sigma dp2 Quattro is an unconventional camera that packs an APS-C sized, multi-layer Foveon sensor in a camera body that’s just about the size of a mirrorless camera but handles like a point and shoot class product. Find out what we thought about the camera from our quick hands-on.

Apple iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3: Evolutionary, not revolutionary

Apple iPad Air 2 & iPad Mini 3: Evolutionary, not revolutionary

As sure as the sun rises, Apple releases new iPad tablets ever year. The iPad Air 2 receives a good amount of updates, but the the iPad Mini 3 is a bit strange with minimal advances. In any case, we put them to the test, so find out if they are any good in our review.

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$300 (Q4 2014)

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$300 (Q4 2014)

4G smartphones are now not only easily available, they have also become quite affordable. In the third quarter of 2014 alone, we saw the entry of six 4G smartphones that are priced below S$300. We round up these six phones from the likes of ASUS, HTC, Oppo, Motorola, Samsung and ZTE, and put them to the test. Find out which phone emerges as our top recommendation!

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

Gamestart 2014 Coverage: A Great Start

Gamestart 2014 kicked off this past weekend and the HWZ team was there to check out what could potentially be Singapore's premiere gaming convention in upcoming years.

First looks at the Sennheiser Urbanite series headphones

First looks at the Sennheiser Urbanite series headphones

Sennheiser has just launched a range of headphones targeted specifically at millennials, and we were on hand to get a quick first look and trial out the new Urbanite range. Hit the jump for more details.

Which should you buy: Apple iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

Which should you buy: Apple iPhone 6 Plus or Samsung Galaxy Note 4?

If you can't beat them, join them. And now that Apple has done just that, the world's two biggest smartphone manufacturers each has a premium flagship phablet vying for your attention: Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4. But which is the right one for you?

Camera Showdown: The Apple iPhone 6 vs. the Sony Xperia Z3

Camera Showdown: The Apple iPhone 6 vs. the Sony Xperia Z3

The iPhone is the camera of choice for many casual shooters, while the newer Sony Xperia Z series of phones sport impressive 20.7-megapixel cameras. With the new iPhone 6 and Sony Xperia Z3, it's now time to take a look at these two favorites in a camera performance showdown. Find out how they fared!

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Sony Xperia Z3 and Z3 Compact: Good performance in two different packages

Following the retail of Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 and Apple's iPhone 6 devices, Sony's six-month refresh cycle sees the availability of the Xperia Z3 and its smaller counterpart, the Z3 Compact. Competition in the market is fiercer than ever, but how do the new Sony smartphones fare? We have the details for you!

Hands-on with the ASUS Zenbook NX500, a super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook

Hands-on with the ASUS Zenbook NX500, a super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook

First seen at Computex 2014, join us as we get up close and personal with ASUS' super-slim 4K 15-inch Ultrabook, the Zenbook NX500.

A day of shooting with the HTC RE camera

A day of shooting with the HTC RE camera

HTC's RE camera is a big departure from the company's usual offerings. The tiny handheld 'lifestyle' camera is armed with a 16MP f/2.2 lens and a single shutter button for photos and videos. That's it, no viewfinder, no flash module, no options menu. It's the epitome of point and shoot. We took it out for a day in New York.

Six cases to keep your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in pristine condition

Six cases to keep your iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in pristine condition

Compared to the iPhone 5S, the iPhone 6 phones' larger and thinner proportions makes it tougher for some to keep a grip on their new toy. And did we mention Bendgate? But fret not, as there's never a lack of cases for the iPhone. Here are the top picks!

First looks at Lenco's multi-room wireless audio system

First looks at Lenco's multi-room wireless audio system

Lenco has joined the wireless home entertainment speaker fray, introducing two wireless speaker sets and a wireless receiver, all capable of supporting high-resolution audio rated up to 24-bit/192kHz. We test drove them at a demo session, so check out our first impressions of them.

Hands-on: HTC Desire Eye

Hands-on: HTC Desire Eye

HTC is the latest manufacturer to jump on the selfie bandwagon with the launch of the HTC Desire Eye, a smartphone with two 13MP cameras, one on the front and one on the back. We take a closer look.

Showcase: Gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 900M graphics ready to roll out

Showcase: Gaming notebooks with GeForce GTX 900M graphics ready to roll out

If you've been on the lookout to purchase a new gaming notebook, now would be the perfect time. When NVIDIA launched their new mobile GPUs yesterday, it wasn't just a paper launch. These new gaming notebooks from ASUS, MSI, Clevo and Gigabyte are ready to roll and we've a photo spread of them.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M: Mobile GPUs that unleash desktop class performance

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M: Mobile GPUs that unleash desktop class performance

NVIDIA achieves desktop-class gaming performance with the new GeForce GTX 980M and GTX 970M mobile GPUs. We give you the lowdown behind the technologies such as Battery Boost to make this possible along with the second generation Maxwell GPU architecture. To prove that it's not fluff, we've got performance figures from a prototype notebook.

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