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Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo - Second Generation Gears

Samsung Gear 2 & Gear 2 Neo - Second Generation Gears

With a more polished design, lower price point, more native apps, better dust and water protection and a new heart rate monitor with a built-in exercise app, Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo smartwatches look much improved from last year's Galaxy Gear. But is it enough to make you want one? We find out.

Seagate Backup Plus Fast vs. Western Digital My Passport Pro - Battle of the 4TB Giants

Seagate Backup Plus Fast vs. Western Digital My Passport Pro - Battle of the 4TB Giants

Whether by chance or calculated planning, both Seagate and Western Digital recently released 4TB portable external hard disk drives. While Western Digital’s drive offers Thunderbolt connectivity, Seagate is adamant that USB 3.0 will suffice. We pit the two against each other to find out which is better.

Camera Phone Shootout: HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

Camera Phone Shootout: HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

With three smartphone brands putting out their flagship 5-inch models at about the same time, we took this opportunity to test their cameras' imaging capability in a head-to-head comparison to find out which is the better shooter. Is it going to be HTC, Samsung or Sony? Read on to find out the victor!

High-End Intel Z87 Motherboard Shootout

High-End Intel Z87 Motherboard Shootout

The launch of the 4th generation Intel Core processors brought with it a new LGA 1150 CPU socket and the Intel 8-series motherboards. We rounded up the top-end Intel Z87-based motherboards from five manufacturers (ASRock, ASUS, ECS, Gigabyte, MSI) and put them through their paces. Find out who came out on top!

Showdown: HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

Showdown: HTC One (M8) vs. Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Sony Xperia Z2

With HTC, Samsung and Sony all releasing new flagship smartphones, you may be facing the dilemma of which one to buy. We've reviewed all three, but now it's time to compare them head-to-head.

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

ADATA Premier Pro SP920SS vs. Crucial M550 - Battle of the Mainstream SSDs Round 2

Two more mainstream SSDs have been launched recently, the Premier Pro SP920SS from ADATA and the M550 from Crucial. We put them to the test to see which is best and how it stacks up against other comparable drives in this tightly contested segment.

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!

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.

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.

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!

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