12 best Christmas gifts for techies

12 best Christmas gifts for techies

With only one shopping weekend left till Christmas, this is your last chance to snap up the perfect gift for the techie in your life. We've rounded up the 12 best gifts across a variety of budgets, so no matter who you're buying for - friend, significant other, parent, office secret santa you've never seen or heard of before - we've got you covered.

Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

Two Intel X99 motherboads compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

The Intel X99 chipset is the foundation of the ultimate desktop PC platform today. We pit two different Intel X99 motherboards from ASUS and ASRock with the top-end Intel Core i7-5960X CPU to find out what they bring to the table. Who knows, one of them could be your next motherboard upgrade!

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

Overview of the fastest fiber broadband plans in Singapore

Overview of the fastest fiber broadband plans in Singapore

1Gbps fiber broadband plans that cost just S$49/month, fiber plans that bundle a cable broadband connection, fiber plans that cater to advanced users - the fiber broadband landscape in Singapore has really changed a great deal in the last 12 months. In this article, let us zoom in on the high-end, 1,000Mbps segment to see what's new.

First looks: Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera

First looks: Sony's new A7 II full-frame mirrorless camera

Sony had a hands-on media event yesterday to officially launch the A7 II (ILCE-7M2), so here's our detailed first impressions of the new full-frame mirrorless camera.

The 8 best buys from Lazada's Grand Finale One Day Only Sale

The 8 best buys from Lazada's Grand Finale One Day Only Sale

It's here! Lazada's biggest sale ever! We've sorted through the hundreds of items on offer to pick out the 8 biggest bang for your buck deals available. Our choices inside!

Travel photography: In search of old Japan

Travel photography: In search of old Japan

How do you take good travel photographs that express how you feel about a place? I spent 10 days in Japan with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, trying to find the answer. Here's what I saw in search of old Japan, and how I shot it.

Panasonic: In the business of tough

Panasonic: In the business of tough

Panasonic have been producing ruggedized notebooks for specialized industries such as law enforcement since 1996 and are undoubtedly the market leader, but can the Toughbook weather the global PC crunch?

An inside look at Nikon's DSLR production line

An inside look at Nikon's DSLR production line

It's always interesting when you get to have a look at the insides of your creative gear to see exactly what makes it tick, so we were most excited to travel up to Nikon's Ayutthaya factory and come back with this report.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014: Deals to look out for

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2014: Deals to look out for

It's Black Friday week and websites everywhere want your hard earned money! Scared and confused? Don't be! We're here with the essential Black Friday buying guide. Never wonder if something's a good deal again!

Sitex 2014 highlights

Sitex 2014 highlights

Sitex 2014 is happening right now, and if you're looking for the latest IT and CE gadgets (not to mention bargains), this is the place to be for the next few days. If you do intend to drop by Singapore Expo, why not check out our article first for the highlights?

Everything you need to know about Wireless 802.11ac networking

Everything you need to know about Wireless 802.11ac networking

Networking is a confusing and often misunderstood topic. It does not help that manufacturers are often vague in their descriptions and marketing material. Here is a guide to help you understand the latest standard in wireless technology.

Top 9 things to see at International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2014

Top 9 things to see at International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2014

Still deciding whether or not to check out the International Sound & Sight Exhibition 2014? Here are some of our top picks from the show.

Yamaha brings its latest AV arsenal to ISSE 2014

Yamaha brings its latest AV arsenal to ISSE 2014

This year's International Sound & Sight Exhibition (ISSE) is taking place from November 28 to 30, at Parkroyal on Kitchener Road. Yamaha Music (Asia) is at the show for the fifth year running, and this time, the company has brought along its newest audio-visual wares. Let us take a look.

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 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.

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.

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