Samsung ups the ante for smart homes in 2015

Samsung ups the ante for smart homes in 2015

Samsung showcases their next generation smart home appliances at the Southeast Asia Forum in Bangkok. The era of the smart home isn't just a pipe dream anymore.

Dell unleashes new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 notebooks upon gamers

Dell unleashes new Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 notebooks upon gamers

Alienware has just refreshed its 15 and 17-inch models with a slimmer and lighter design. The new notebooks are also equipped with new GPU options from NVIDIA and AMD. Here's what you need to know about Alienware’s new gaming notebooks.

Top 5 sights of CP+ 2015

Top 5 sights of CP+ 2015

With Sony, Olympus, and Canon all having major product launches in the very early part of the year, the question of what else would we find at Japan’s annual Camera & Photo Imaging Show (a.k.a. CP+) is always going to be asked. We’ve done our rounds at the show floor, and here are our top five sights at the show.

Hands-on with HP's new commercial mobility products

Hands-on with HP's new commercial mobility products

We went to HP's Mobility Press Briefing today and gleamed new information on HP's new products and what the company has in store for the future. Here are our picks on what you should be keeping your eye on.

Smartwatch Shootout: The battle for your wrist

Smartwatch Shootout: The battle for your wrist

The wearable device market is quickly becoming the most hotly contested space in technology. And for almost every company invested in the area, the most lucrative piece of real estate is your wrist. But with so many choices out there, which smartwatch is the best?

Dominating the frontline: Tips to survive and thrive in Battlefield Hardline

Dominating the frontline: Tips to survive and thrive in Battlefield Hardline

During the weekend, we figured a ton of gamers gave the Battlefield Hardline beta a shot. We know we did! But we also noticed that many players didn't know what they were doing. That's why we decided an article with some tips and tricks was needed so that everybody's on the same page come launch!

Canon advances EOS M line-up with the new EOS M3

Canon advances EOS M line-up with the new EOS M3

Canon has just announced its third generation mirrorless camera – the EOS M3, and it comes with a 24.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and Canon’s Hybrid CMOS AF III technology.

Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DSR full-frame DSLRs have a record-breaking 50.6MP sensor

Canon's EOS 5DS and 5DSR full-frame DSLRs have a record-breaking 50.6MP sensor

Three years after the EOS 5D Mark III, Canon has announced the EOS 5DS and 5DSR. We tell you what else is new besides their incredibly high-res 50.6MP full-frame CMOS sensor.

First looks: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

First looks: Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II

Olympus has finally released a successor for the popular OM-D E-M5. Does the Mark II live up to the mark set by the original? We go hands-on.

More doors, more washing and more styling with 3 new home appliances from LG

More doors, more washing and more styling with 3 new home appliances from LG

Is it a sign of growing older if your interest in tech shifts from things like mobile phones to vacuum cleaners and refrigerators? Hey, don't judge me if I want a snazzier fridge.

Shopping online: Are you really getting what you paid for?

Shopping online: Are you really getting what you paid for?

When you trust your preferred eCommerce site and the brand of the product you intend to purchase, you're quite likely to buy it online since it's so convenint. But what if you think you got played out once you received your purchase? We look at a case of a misunderstood motherboard and why you should take more precaution when shopping online.

Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

Hands-on: ZTE Blade S6

ZTE launched the Blade S6 today, the first smartphone powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 615 octacore processor and running on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The S6 also boasts a sleek aluminum body design and a 13MP Sony rear camera, as well as a wide-angle 5MP front-facing camera. All this for just US$249.99. We take a closer look.

First looks at the Nikon D5500 and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR

First looks at the Nikon D5500 and AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR

Nikon came around to our office with some of the products showcased at CES 2015, so we're pleased to bring you a quick first looks at their first headliners for the new year - the D5500 and the incredibly light AF-S NIKKOR 300mm F/4E PF ED VR. Read on for our initial findings!

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi Mi Note vs. Apple iPhone 6 Plus: A closer look

Xiaomi's newly released Mi Note phablet has drawn a lot of comparisons to Apple's iPhone 6 Plus (not least from Xiaomi itself). But are those comparisons warranted? We take a closer look to see how it holds up to scrutiny when placed side by side with the iPhone 6 Plus.

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

These are the tech trends to expect in 2015

What are some of the trends that would define the mobile, TV, computing, automobile, wearable, audio, and gaming spaces this year? After trimming the frivolous, here's a list of what we feel are the most important ones based on what we saw at CES 2015.

First looks: Bose’s expanded SoundTouch Wi-Fi System

First looks: Bose’s expanded SoundTouch Wi-Fi System

Bose had their new series of SoundTouch speakers on display in a Beach Villa at the Equarius Hotel, and we were on hand to have a quick first look at the new units.

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Hands-on: Xiaomi Mi Note

Like the budget Redmi series, Xiaomi's flagship Mi series finally has its own large-screen smartphone, the Mi Note. Here are our first impressions of this 5.7-inch phablet.

Interesting sights of CES 2015

Interesting sights of CES 2015

As the world's largest tech expo, CES 2015, comes to an end, the HardwareZone team amassed quite a bit of interesting sights from the show. We've compiled most of them in this article for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

Performance preview: MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and Gaming Dock

We've previously had a detailed hands-on with the MSI GS30 2M Shadow notebook and its dock. In light of MSI's recent reveal of the machine at CES 2015, we now have the performance numbers to go along with our earlier article. Find out if this unique proposition can deliver!

Getting up close with Lenovo’s first wearable, the Vibe Band VB10

Getting up close with Lenovo’s first wearable, the Vibe Band VB10

The Vibe Band VB10 is Lenovo’s first wearable and it features a 1.43-inch E Ink display with a 7 day battery life, and is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

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