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Haswell: 4th Gen Intel HD Graphics - All's Well for the new IGP?

Haswell: 4th Gen Intel HD Graphics - All's Well for the new IGP?

Intel has been boasting about their overhauled graphics core built-in to their new Haswell processors. But really, how good is it? We find out using their latest Intel Core i7-4770K flagship processor and test the Intel HD Graphics 4600 engine.

Top 5-inch Smartphones Compared - Which Should You Buy?

Top 5-inch Smartphones Compared - Which Should You Buy?

With the release of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Active, you now have six premium 5-inch smartphones in the market. If you're having a tough time deciding among them, we've put together a summary comparison to fast track your decision!

Shootout: 4G LTE Smartphones Below S$600

Shootout: 4G LTE Smartphones Below S$600

Although phone makers today are championing devices with larger displays, there's still a fairly large consumer base who may not share a liking for them - be it because of the handling difficulty or their cost. As such, we rounded the latest compact smartphones with 4G LTE support from HTC, LG, Nokia, Samsung and Sony and put them through their paces. Find out who emerged as victor!

Tough Luck - Why Panasonic Isn't Scared of Waterproof Tablets

Tough Luck - Why Panasonic Isn't Scared of Waterproof Tablets

Water resistant or waterproof? Resistance suggests some kind of marginal impedance. Waterproof? Now that's a word with confidence. So why isn't Panasonic's Toughbook division worried about the rapid emergence of waterproof consumer devices like the Sony Xperia Tablet Z and Fujitsu Stylistic QH582? We find out.

The Genesis of Monster's New Range of Headphones for 2013

The Genesis of Monster's New Range of Headphones for 2013

Monster has unveiled their new range of headphones for 2013. While many are simple upgrades like color options, there are two new notable entries in the shape of the Genesis and the MVP Carbon. We share more details of these upcoming devices.

First Looks: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor

First Looks: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 Processor

Qualcomm recently held a workshop in Beijing where it showcased the features and capabilities of its new Snapdragon 800 quad-core processors. We were among the select representatives from Asia to have a chance to go hands-on with the prototypes at the event.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Custom Card Shootout

We weren't too impressed by the reference NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760, but can NVIDIA's add-in partners do any better with their custom cooler models? It's time to find out as we test overclocked versions from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit.

A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 11

A Closer Look at Internet Explorer 11

With Internet Explorer 11, Microsoft wants to provide the best Web experience across different Windows devices and screen sizes. Superior touch performance, battery efficiency, and fast page load times are some of its key features. Let's take a closer look.

First Looks: Windows 8.1 Preview

First Looks: Windows 8.1 Preview

Smart search, rich multi-tasking, powerful and harmonious Start screen, perfect for small size tablets, and SkyDrive-powered throughout - these are some examples of how Microsoft describes Windows 8.1. We check out the just announced public preview to see what's in store for you and me.

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Updated with Videos!)

Hands-on: Sony Xperia Z Ultra (Updated with Videos!)

Sony Mobile officially joins the "phablet" party with its 6.44-inch Xperia Z Ultra. Join us as we take a closer look at Sony's first phone-tablet hybrid offering.

Intel Launches 4th Generation Intel Core Processors in Singapore

Intel Launches 4th Generation Intel Core Processors in Singapore

Intel recently launched its new 4th generation Core processors at Computex in early June 2013. Today, Intel announced its latest Core processors will now be available in Singapore through the many new notebooks and desktop systems that are making their way to the stores.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Active

We had the opportunity to get a closer look at the new Samsung Galaxy S4 Active smartphone. Here's what we think.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 mini

We managed to get a quick look at the latest Samsung Galaxy S4 mini at the Samsung Premiere 2013 event this evening. Here's our first impressions.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom

We take a quick look at some of the camera features offered in the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom - a smartphone with up to 10x optical zoom and more.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy NX Mirrorless Interchangeable Lens Camera

Samsung today announced a new addition to their interchangeable lens camera series with the new Galaxy NX. It comes equipped with Wi-Fi and 3G/4G connectivity as well as an Android operating system that lets you stay connected with your social media apps. Check in to find out more!

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend P6

Huawei officially launched the Ascend P6, the world's slimmest smartphone at an event in London last night. Here at CommunicAsia 2013, we had a chance to lay our hands on the Huawei Ascend P6. Hit the jump for our first impressions.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 770 reference card impressed us with performance surpassing NVIDIA's previous generation flagship GeForce GTX 680 card. Now it's time to see what NVIDIA's add-in partners can do as we round up cards from ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI and Palit.

Hands-on: Toshiba's New Products for 2013

Hands-on: Toshiba's New Products for 2013

Toshiba has just revealed their new key products for 2013. There are several a couple of new notebooks powered by Intel's latest fourth generation Intel Core processors; a Tegra 4 tablet; portable external hard drives; as well as some other peripherals as well.

10 Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Surface Pro & RT Tablets

10 Tips & Tricks for Microsoft Surface Pro & RT Tablets

Have you just gotten your Surface Pro, finished setting it up, and thinking of what to do next? Why not fire up IE10 and read this tips and tricks article? Surface RT users, we didn't forget you - many of these tips apply to you too.

WWDC 2013: Apple Refreshes MacBook Air, Unveils Redesigned Mac Pro

WWDC 2013: Apple Refreshes MacBook Air, Unveils Redesigned Mac Pro

While iOS 7 was the focus of Apple's WWDC offerings, the company also unveiled Haswell refreshes of its 11- and 13- inch MacBook Air line as well as a radically redesigned Mac Pro.

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