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.

Lenovo's new Thinkpad X1 Carbon is proof that the company listens to customer feedback

Lenovo's new Thinkpad X1 Carbon is proof that the company listens to customer feedback

Lenovo has refreshed its flagship Thinkpad X1 Carbon so that is thinner, lighter, and also boasts the latest hardware and some welcomed design changes which will delight Thinkpad traditionalists.

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

It's Official: LG G Flex 2 announced at CES 2015

Among a boatload of new TV models, the LG G Flex 2 was the only mobile product to headline their CES press conference and it pretty much stole the show. We've got plenty of hands-on photos and a run-down of the key specs.

How the Tegra X1 will power smart cars of the future

How the Tegra X1 will power smart cars of the future

Earlier, we previewed the Tegra X1 and its performance capabilities. Now, let's take a look at how the Tegra X1 will power cars of the future to make them safer and smarter.

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

Preview: NVIDIA Tegra X1 Benchmark Results

NVIDIA has just announced its new Tegra X1 SoC, which is uses its new Maxwell graphics architecture and promises even greater performance and power efficiency. But don't just take our word for it, here are some hands-on benchmarking results.

Pre-CES 2015 News Roundup

Pre-CES 2015 News Roundup

The greatest geek show on the planet is about to commence officially on 6th January with plenty of new gadgets and technologies for consumers to rejoice. There's a fair bit of news on what's going to be previewed, so here's a compilation of what we've got to-date, but check back often for even more updates!

10 things you need to know about the Halo 5: Guardians beta [UPDATED]

10 things you need to know about the Halo 5: Guardians beta [UPDATED]

The Halo 5: Guardians Beta has officially begun. We take it for a spin and tell you the top gameplay matters that are important to know. Oh and while we were compiling them, we thought we should put in a FAQ as well, so step right in for more info.

Third Strike: Aorus X7 Pro and Gigabyte P35X V3 gaming notebooks tested!

Third Strike: Aorus X7 Pro and Gigabyte P35X V3 gaming notebooks tested!

Both the Aorus X7 Pro and the Gigabyte P35X V3 gaming notebooks are in their third refresh now and represent the very best that Gigabyte has to offer. We take a close look at both of them together and see what's changed and which machine suits your needs best.

12 best Christmas gifts for techies

12 best Christmas gifts for techies

With only one shopping weekend left till Christmas, this is your last chance to snap up the perfect gift for the techie in your life. We've rounded up the 12 best gifts across a variety of budgets, so no matter who you're buying for - friend, significant other, parent, office secret santa you've never seen or heard of before - we've got you covered.

Two Intel X99 motherboards compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

Two Intel X99 motherboards compared: ASUS X99-Deluxe & ASRock X99 Extreme6

The Intel X99 chipset is the foundation of the ultimate desktop PC platform today. We pit two different Intel X99 motherboards from ASUS and ASRock with the top-end Intel Core i7-5960X CPU to find out what they bring to the table. Who knows, one of them could be your next motherboard upgrade!

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

Understanding the Intel X99 high performance computing platform

The Intel X99 chipset is the first desktop platform to feature quad-channel DDR4 memory modules and pair with the new LGA2011-v3 CPU socket that supports the 8-core Intel Core i7-5960X CPU. Together, they are touted to be ultimate desktop PC platform. If you're not familiar, this primer is for you.

Overview of the fastest fiber broadband plans in Singapore

Overview of the fastest fiber broadband plans in Singapore

1Gbps fiber broadband plans that cost just S$49/month, fiber plans that bundle a cable broadband connection, fiber plans that cater to advanced users - the fiber broadband landscape in Singapore has really changed a great deal in the last 12 months. In this article, let us zoom in on the high-end, 1,000Mbps segment to see what's new.

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Microsoft is wooing Android and iOS developers with great tools, but would they reciprocate?

At the Microsoft Build developer conference, Microsoft announces something called Universal Windows Platform Bridges, toolkits that enable even Android and iOS developers to bring their apps to the Windows Store without tweaking them too much. I wonder how many would do it.

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