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Hands-on with the New Google Maps

Hands-on with the New Google Maps

Google revealed a complete redesign of Google Maps at its Google I/O conference, which includes removing many user interface elements in favor of a full screen map, as well as cleaner, quicker-loading vector maps and full integration with Google Earth and Google Streetview. We take a closer look at the new Google Maps.

A Closer Look at BlackBerry Messenger Channels (Beta)

A Closer Look at BlackBerry Messenger Channels (Beta)

BlackBerry announced the beta launch of the BlackBerry Messenger (BBM) Channels yesterday. Here's a quick look at how BBM Channels work.

Google+ Gets Major Revamp with 41 New Features

Google+ Gets Major Revamp with 41 New Features

Google has announced a complete revamp to its social network, Google+, including 41 new features, including a revamped Photo tool, which includes some very smart features, a new Hangouts app, and many visual and technical improvements to the Google+ stream.

Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 925

Hands-on with the Nokia Lumia 925

Here's our quick hands-on with Nokia's latest flagship smartphone, the Lumia 925, that's slated to be available sometime after June this year.

BlackBerry Live 2013: BBM, BB10.1 and BB Q5

BlackBerry Live 2013: BBM, BB10.1 and BB Q5

BlackBerry helds its Live conference at Orlando, Florida earlier today. Here's an overview of the announcements at BlackBerry Live 2013.

A Day of Shooting with Panasonic GF6 and G6 in Bali

A Day of Shooting with Panasonic GF6 and G6 in Bali

We didn't get a chance at handling the new Panasonic camera models when the news broke so how could we pass up an offer to spend a day shooting with them? So it's off to Bali this time around for Panasonic's regional digital camera launch and here are the highlights of the trip.

Nokia's Next Big Thing

Nokia's Next Big Thing

On May 14 in London, Nokia detailed where the story of the Lumia product line goes next.

A HWZ PlayTest Event - Smart AV for Your Home

A HWZ PlayTest Event - Smart AV for Your Home

A well set-up home entertainment system doesn't only perform well, but looks good too. With so many components to consider such as the television set, speakers, amplifier, set-top decks and networking gear, just how do you go about deciding what to get and managing all of them? HardwareZone teamed up with Home & Decor, Mudian, ASUS, Panasonic and Yamaha to conduct a Smart Home AV PlayTest event to help our readers do just that. Find out what took place!

Adobe Sneak Peeks That Will Blow Your Mind

Adobe Sneak Peeks That Will Blow Your Mind

Every year at the Adobe Max conference, Adobe shows off the experimental features they're working on. This year's 2013 sneak peeks blew our minds, check out work-in-progress tools which like you paint like a pro in seconds, change the lighting of a photo after the fact and search by manipulating photos.

Adobe Announces the Next Generation of Apps Exclusive to the New Creative Cloud

Adobe Announces the Next Generation of Apps Exclusive to the New Creative Cloud

Adobe today announced that the next evolution of their apps will be exclusive to the new Creative Cloud. Instead of an update to Creative Suite 6, like Photoshop CS6, the new versions of Adobe apps will be rebranded to CC, like Photoshop CC, and only available to Creative Cloud subscribers.

Can Huawei Redefine the Smartphone?

Can Huawei Redefine the Smartphone?

At Huawei's tenth annual Global Analyst Summit, the company shared its plans to conquer the smartphone market, taking down Apple and Samsung along the way.

3DMark (2013) - Notebook GPU Performance Review

3DMark (2013) - Notebook GPU Performance Review

Concluding our review of 3DMark (2013)'s cross-platform benchmark, today we'll be taking a look at the Cloud Gate benchmark, which is designed for integrated graphics processors and mobile discrete GPUs. We'll also take a look at how a handful of notebooks fare on the more intensive Fire Strike and Fire Strike Extreme.

ASUS Essence of Sound Audio Event

ASUS Essence of Sound Audio Event

ASUS has just announced three new USB DAC and headphone amplifiers and headlining the launch is the critically-acclaimed Xonar Essence One MUSES Edition. We were at the launch event to sample their new audio offerings briefly.

HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z Price Plans Comparison

HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z Price Plans Comparison

With all three hugely popular Android flagship models in the market - HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony Xperia Z, we round up the telco price plans and made some comparisons for your easy consumption. Happy shopping.

LG Announces Its 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TV Lineup for Singapore

LG Announces Its 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TV Lineup for Singapore

Smart control, smart sharing, and smart entertainment - these are what LG's 2013 Cinema 3D Smart TVs are all about. From the nifty Magic Remote and the useful Time Machine II feature, to the LG exclusive K-Pop Zone and the time-saving NFC functionality, the new TV models sport features aplenty. We've all the details.

Samsung's New 2013 Smart TVs - The A Grade F-Series

Samsung's New 2013 Smart TVs - The A Grade F-Series

The new range of Samsung TVs may be called the "F Series" but that is no reflection of their IQ. Equipped with 2013's version of Samsung's Smart TV suite, it includes a new UI, double handed gestures and voice control. There's also a gigantic 85-inch UHD 4K TV that's part of their new TV releases. So step right in and get acquainted with Samsung's 2013 TV line-up that's now available.

Mid-Year Review of Telco's 4G LTE Networks - Orchard Road and Universities Edition

Mid-Year Review of Telco's 4G LTE Networks - Orchard Road and Universities Edition

Having traveled to six locations across the island to review the 4G coverage, we decided to expand our mid-year analysis to include 7 shopping malls in Orchard road and the four major universities in Singapore. Hop in to check out the outcome!

Samsung Galaxy S4 - Telco Price Plans Compared (Updated!)

Samsung Galaxy S4 - Telco Price Plans Compared (Updated!)

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be available with a two-year contract at all three telcos. Want to know which telco offers the best deal? Read on to find out more.

Mid-Year Review of Telco's 4G LTE Networks for Smartphones

Mid-Year Review of Telco's 4G LTE Networks for Smartphones

The three telcos have already rolled out their 4G LTE services several months ago. Armed with three Sony Xperia Z devices and a 4G SIM card from each telco that we purchased, we traveled to six locations across the island to review the 4G coverage.

Sony's New 2013 Bravia TVs - Beautiful and Impactful

Sony's New 2013 Bravia TVs - Beautiful and Impactful

Focusing and improving on the four core TV aspects of design, picture, sound and usability, the new Bravia TVs from Sony showcased at CES 2013 make their way to Singapore. With the return of Triluminos technology as well as a new design ethos, Sony has been keen to highlight how the new televisions are the most beautiful Bravias ever. Find out what's new and improved!

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