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Seven Hidden Tricks You Didn't Know About Xiaomi's MIUI V5 OS

Seven Hidden Tricks You Didn't Know About Xiaomi's MIUI V5 OS

Xiaomi's MIUI OS is famous for its high level of customization and features. We've gone through an extensive discussion on its major features, but what about its hidden, lesser known features? Here's a list of seven tips you didn't know about MIUI V5.

First Looks: mPowerpad 2 Ultra Solar Charger Charges Your Phones with the Sun

First Looks: mPowerpad 2 Ultra Solar Charger Charges Your Phones with the Sun

Power, power, power. If you own a modern smartphone, chances are you’ve experienced the heart-chilling moment when your battery drops to zero and your connection to the world goes to gentle sleep. That’s where something like the mPowerpad 2 Ultra solar charger comes in.

ASUS and MSI Top-End AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards Compared

ASUS and MSI Top-End AMD Radeon R9 290X Graphics Cards Compared

Based on the new AMD R9 290X "Hawaii" GPU, we lined up two graphics cards from ASUS and MSI respectively. As the top of the line models, they sport custom cooling solutions and other distinguishing features to make them stand out from the crowd. Dive in and find out how they compete against each other!

The Complete Guide to Xiaomi's MIUI V5 OS

The Complete Guide to Xiaomi's MIUI V5 OS

Xiaomi's MIUI is one of the most popular Android ROMs in the world with over 35 million users. With Xiaomi's recent expansion beyond the Chinese market, it's prime time that we take a closer look at some of its distinguishing features built right into its user interface.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Custom Card Shootout

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Custom Card Shootout

We rounded up three custom GeForce GTX 750 Ti cards from NVIDIA's partners to see how they stack up against each other. For those who weren't too convinced out of the reference card's performance, we're certain the partner cards from ASUS, Gigabyte and Palit would present a greater appeal at an enticing price point.

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014: Editor's Choice - Part 1

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014: Editor's Choice - Part 1

The first part of our HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014 Editor's Choice article celebrates the best consumer electronics devices and gadgets, from cameras to smartphones, to headphones and TVs. Check out which devices released last year got the nod from our expert panel.

Hands-on: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens Opens Up the Night

Hands-on: Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 Lens Opens Up the Night

The Panasonic Leica DG Nocticron 42.5mm f/1.2 ASPH is one of the most exciting lenses to come out for the Micro Four Thirds platform yet. Here's why.

HardwareZone Members Go Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

HardwareZone Members Go Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro 12.2

The Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 is Samsung's flagship product in its new pro tablet lineup, but is it just a tablet with a giant screen? To dispel the misconception, Samsung collaborated with HardwareZone to bring our members a special hands-on event - so check out what took place!

IT Show 2014 Preview - The Bargain Season Begins! (Updated)

IT Show 2014 Preview - The Bargain Season Begins! (Updated)

Happening at the Marina Bay Sands this 27th February, the first electronics show of 2014 will feature products such as smartphones, laptops, and digital cameras, just to name a few. As always, we bring you a sneak peek of the star buys you can expect at IT Show 2014. Do check back frequently for daily updates with more deals!

IT Show 2014 - Speakers, Headphones, Monitors & TVs Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Speakers, Headphones, Monitors & TVs Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 is on-going at the Marina Bay Sands. In this article, we round up some of the best monitors, TVs, headphones, and speakers deals, as well as some buying tips for these products. So, read on.

IT Show 2014 - Cameras, Printers & Storage Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Cameras, Printers & Storage Buying Guide

Shoot it, view it, print it, keep it! We've got everything to cover your cameras, monitors, printers and storage deals this IT Show 2014 - read on to discover some great deals!

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

IT Show 2014 - Notebooks, Networking, & Gaming Gear Buying Guide

If you are looking for a new notebook, router, gaming keyboard or mouse, then look no further. In this guide, we offer some buying tips and also highlight the best deals from IT Show 2014.

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad M1 8.0

The new Huawei MediaPad M1 is yet another tablet recently announced at MWC 2014. Built for entertainment purposes, this highly affordable tablet promises to keep you entertained while on-the-go with the latest LTE connectivity.

Where to Park for IT Show 2014 (Cheapest & Most Damaging Carparks Revealed)

Where to Park for IT Show 2014 (Cheapest & Most Damaging Carparks Revealed)

Having a change of venue is always nice, but then nobody likes to deal with insufficient parking lots and astronomical parking rates. Here are the other options in terms of parking.

Hands-on: ASUS PadFone Mini and ZenFone Series

Hands-on: ASUS PadFone Mini and ZenFone Series

ASUS unveiled the PadFone Mini and ZenFone series one month ago at Consumer Electronics Show 2014. We dropped by ASUS booth today at Mobile World Congress 2014 to take a look. Here's our initial impressions of the devices.

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1

Hands-on: Huawei MediaPad X1

Is it a tablet or a smartphone? We honestly don't know and neither does Huawei. The new Huawei MediaPad X1 is sleek enough to be carried around like a smartphone, yet its 7-inch screen makes it more like a tablet. You decide.

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

Investigating Samsung's RAPID Caching Technology

When Samsung launched its mainstream SSD 840 EVO last year, it also introduced a new caching technology called RAPID mode and it has now included this technology for its flagship SSD 840 Pro drive. We take a closer look to find out how and if it really works.

Hands-on with the D4S: Nikon's Flagship Goes Slightly Faster

Hands-on with the D4S: Nikon's Flagship Goes Slightly Faster

It's been two years since Nikon launched their flagship DSLR, the D4. Like the D3S for the D3, the D4S update brings with it some improvements and changes - but are they enough to spend on for an upgrade? Join us as we go hands-on to find out.

Hands-on: Sony SmartBand SWR10

Hands-on: Sony SmartBand SWR10

First announced at last month's Consumer Electronics Show 2014, Sony revealed at Mobile World Congress 2014 that it would be available worldwide from March 2014. We dropped by the Sony booth for a closer look. Here's our initial impressions of the SmartBand SWR10 and the Lifelog application.

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend G6 4G

Hands-on: Huawei Ascend G6 4G

Huawei unveiled their latest social-friendly Ascend G6 4G smartphone at MWC 2014. The phone features a 5-megapixel front facing camera that lets you take better selfies through its unique wide-angle lens.

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