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Hands-on: Samsung Gear Fit

Hands-on: Samsung Gear Fit

Joining two new smartwatches announced yesterday, Samsung today unveiled its latest wearable, the Tizen-powered Gear Fit fitness band. The sleek wristband sports a curved 1.84-inch Super AMOLED display, and includes an integrated fitness manager, heart rate monitor, and Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone for displaying messages and calls. We take a closer look.

Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo

Hands-on: Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo

While MWC 2014 may not officially kick off until tomorrow, Samsung has jumped the gun by unveiling its new second-generation smartwatches, the Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, a day early. But with less than six months since the release of the Galaxy Gear, are Samsung's new smartwatches enough of an improvement to find success?

Five Things You Need to Know About the Nokia X Smartphones

Five Things You Need to Know About the Nokia X Smartphones

Nokia today unveiled a new family of smartphones, the X which run on Android apps alongside Microsoft's services and signature Nokia experiences. While Android running on Nokia devices is like a dream comes true for some consumers, things aren't exactly what they seem. We list out five things you need to know about the Nokia X smartphones.

Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 and LG G2 Mini

Hands-on: LG G Pro 2 and LG G2 Mini

LG announced two new smartphones, the G Pro 2 and the G2 Mini days before Mobile World Congress 2014 kicked off. We had a brief hands-on with the two new devices at LG's booth. Read on to find out about our initial impressions.

Intel Unveils Two 64-bit Atom Processors at MWC 2014

Intel Unveils Two 64-bit Atom Processors at MWC 2014

Intel unveiled two 64-bit Atom processors at MWC 2014 today, and also spoke of its multiyear agreements with Lenovo, ASUS and Foxconn to develop mobile devices running on Intel chips.

Huawei Enters the Wearables Market with the TalkBand B1

Huawei Enters the Wearables Market with the TalkBand B1

Huawei added a new product category into their consumer products line-up today with the announcement of the TalkBand B1. The hybrid 'talk and track' companion to the recently announced MediaPad X1 is their attempt at interpreting the concept of wearables.

Samsung Forum 2014 - Curves in the Home, PRO Tablets and Two New Cameras

Samsung Forum 2014 - Curves in the Home, PRO Tablets and Two New Cameras

Held in Bali, the Samsung Forum 2014 revealed Samsung's latest products that include the Samsung Galaxy NotePRO tablet. Hit the link to find out more about the new releases heading your way really soon.

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014: Readers' Choice Results

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2014: Readers' Choice Results

The 5th annual HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards saw a total of 186 brands competing for 42 Readers' Choice awards. After tallying quarter of a million votes, we finally have the list of winners. Did you vote for your favorite brands? Come on in to find out if they've won!

5 Tips When Buying a Portable Battery Pack for Your Mobile Device

5 Tips When Buying a Portable Battery Pack for Your Mobile Device

Let's face it: Because smartphones and tablets are so multi-talented these days, their batteries usually don't last very long. Which is why many of us have resorted to carrying an external battery pack. But with so many choices out there, how does one go about choosing one? Here are 5 tips.

Hands-on with Fujifilm's New X-T1 (Singapore Price Announced)

Hands-on with Fujifilm's New X-T1 (Singapore Price Announced)

The Fujifilm X-T1 continues the retro heritage of their X-series, carrying on in the tradition of the X100S and the X-Pro1, and we just got to try it out for the first time. Check out how the camera feels in the hands and how the large EVF works in real life. Also, we talk local prices with Fujifilm.

Crucial M500 vs. Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs

Crucial M500 vs. Samsung SSD 840 EVO - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs

The Crucial M500 and Samsung SSD 840 Evo are two of the most popular mainstream SSDs in the market now, but more than just a battle between two popular SSDs, it is also a battle of ideologies. Find out why and who will emerge victorious in our review.

How to Get Facebook's Paper App Before It's Available in Your Region

How to Get Facebook's Paper App Before It's Available in Your Region

Facebook's new application, Paper, is currently only available in the United States. But if you really want to try the app out before it is made available to you in your region, here is how you can get Paper on your iPhone right now.

Specs Compared: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Apple iPhone 5S vs. Nokia Lumia 1020

Specs Compared: Sony Xperia Z1 Compact vs. Apple iPhone 5S vs. Nokia Lumia 1020

Sony touts the Xperia Z1 Compact as "the world's best premium compact smartphone". We take a look at how the Sony Xperia Z1 Compact fares against the two flagship devices from the Apple iOS and Windows Phone camp.

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

ASUS Gives HWZ Members an Exclusive Hands-on Session with New Zenbooks

Over a weekend, ASUS and HardwareZone organized a cozy hands-on session that gave our forum members an exclusive look at the new Zenbook UX301 and Zenbook UX302 notebooks. Check out what took place at the local ASUS office!

Hands-on with Olympus E-M10 - A New Addition to the OM-D Family (Price Update)

Hands-on with Olympus E-M10 - A New Addition to the OM-D Family (Price Update)

Olympus adds another member to the OM-D family, the EM-10. A smaller and more affordable version of the EM-5, will it be the camera to sway more shutterbugs to the Olympus camp? We give you our first impressions after spending some time with it.

Hands-on with Google Glass in Singapore: Singlish vs. Glass & Thoughts on the Future

Hands-on with Google Glass in Singapore: Singlish vs. Glass & Thoughts on the Future

Put Google Glass on for the first time and you get a glimpse of the future. The high-tech device isn't officially here yet, but we scored time with it at Google's offices and tested it against our Singlish.

The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

The Great High-end SSD Shootout (2014 Edition)

Around this time last year, we brought to you our first ever high-end SSD shootout which pitted the latest and greatest SSDs that were in the market against each other. This year, we've refreshed the shootout with several high profile candidates from Samsung, Plextor, Corsair, OCZ and more doing battle. Find out who emerged victorious!

The Gold and Red Smartphones to Get for the Lunar New Year

The Gold and Red Smartphones to Get for the Lunar New Year

Gold and red are considered auspicious colors for the Lunar New Year. If you are planning to get a smartphone this festive season, why not consider one from this list of red and gold smartphones?

The Fastest Fiber Broadband Plans Available in Singapore

The Fastest Fiber Broadband Plans Available in Singapore

MyRepublic's latest move in the consumer fiber broadband market created quite a stir when it priced its 1Gbps package at $49.99 per month under a two-year contract. But what other alternatives are there? We compile the fastest broadband plans across the board for your easy reference.

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

Upgrade Your Playstation 4 to Run Five Times Faster (Updated with SSHD Performance!)

If you've just picked up Sony's new Playstation 4 console, you'll soon discover that it has one piece of hardware that can severely bottleneck your performance. We show you how to replace and upgrade it to eliminate in-game stuttering and to make your boot up, install and load times up to five times faster!

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