Updated: Samsung says this was what went wrong with the Note7 battery

Updated: Samsung says this was what went wrong with the Note7 battery

NEWS  /  01 Oct 2016  /  1 hour 10 min ago

Yesterday, Samsung Singapore announced more details on how local users can exchange their existing Note7s for a new one. Today, Samsung told us this is what actually caused the batteries to burst into flames.

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Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus review: Big upgrades, but where's the next big thing?

FEATURE  /  01 Oct 2016  /  1 hour 51 min ago

Nearly everything on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus is an upgrade: build, display, speakers, storage, processor, battery life, cameras. But are any of these things the next big thing? Here's what we think.

In pictures: Acer's monstrous 21-inch curved gaming laptop with dual GeForce GTX 1080s

In pictures: Acer's monstrous 21-inch curved gaming laptop with dual GeForce GTX 1080s

FEATURE  /  01 Oct 2016  /  8 hours ago

The Acer Predator 21 X turns quite a few heads on paper already. A 21-inch curved G-Sync display? Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080s? A full-sized mechanical keyboard? Check, check, and check. Here's a look at this beast in all its full glory.

16 hours in Porsche's new 718 Boxster S chasing Pokémons

16 hours in Porsche's new 718 Boxster S chasing Pokémons

FEATURE  /  01 Oct 2016  /  8 hours 17 min ago

I wasn't a Pokemon fan, but when Porsche asked me to review their new 718 Boxster S, I hatched a plan and went on a 16-hour around the island hunt to catch Pokémons. Here's a review of the car and an account of my hunt.

Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact available on 15th October, pre-order starts now

Sony Xperia XZ and X Compact available on 15th October, pre-order starts now

NEWS  /  01 Oct 2016  /  8 hours 48 min ago

Today, Sony announced the coming of two more Xperia X range smartphone in Singapore. It’s none other than the Sony Xperia XZ we saw at IFA 2016 in Berlin, and the smaller Xperia X Compact.

China's CCTV slams Samsung for its discriminatory policy on the Galaxy Note7

China's CCTV slams Samsung for its discriminatory policy on the Galaxy Note7

NEWS  /  01 Oct 2016  /  18 hours 51 min ago

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV posted a commentary piece on its website criticising Samsung's handling of the Galaxy Note7 in China. Read on to find out more!

You wouldn't believe the main reason why U.S consumers are upgrading to the iPhone 7

You wouldn't believe the main reason why U.S consumers are upgrading to the iPhone 7

NEWS  /  01 Oct 2016  /  18 hours 51 min ago

It's not the new glossy Jet Black finish that motivated U.S consumers to upgrade.

Angry customer smashes iPhones and Macs in French Apple Store

Angry customer smashes iPhones and Macs in French Apple Store

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  22 hours 6 min ago

An angry customer went on a rampage in a French Apple Store where he smashed many iPhones and Macs on display with a heavy steel ball. Hit the link to check out the videos!

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 shootout: Slugging it out at the top

FEATURE  /  30 Sep 2016

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 is the best card you can buy on the market now (discounting the new Titan X aimed at deep learning researchers). That said, it isn't always lonely at the top, and there are plenty of custom cards for you to choose from. We round up cards from ASUS, MSI, and Palit and put them to the test.

In Pictures: Sony has a new lifestyle concept store at Wisma Atria

In Pictures: Sony has a new lifestyle concept store at Wisma Atria

FEATURE  /  30 Sep 2016

Sony has launched its second lifestyle concept store along Orchard Road, its sixth branded retail outlet in Singapore, designed around the expatriate and tourist market while offering local shoppers a unique experience with workshops try out the brand's range of products.

Microsoft creates a new 5,000-strong AI division; forms 'Partnership on AI' with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

Microsoft creates a new 5,000-strong AI division; forms 'Partnership on AI' with Google, Facebook, Amazon, and IBM

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  28 hours 36 min ago

In an attempt to democratize artificial intelligence, Microsoft is doing a major company re-org. Furthermore, to address issues surrounding AI, it's forming a partnership with several Silicon Valley heavyweights.

This Fuze iPhone 7 case brings back the headphone jack

This Fuze iPhone 7 case brings back the headphone jack

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  29 hours 7 min ago

Still can't get over the missing headphone jack on the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus? Good news, this Fuze case brings it back.

Razer redesigns their Kraken Pro V2 and Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headsets

Razer redesigns their Kraken Pro V2 and Kraken 7.1 V2 gaming headsets

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  29 hours 25 min ago

The updated Kraken gaming headsets feature improved audio performance and a new uni-body aluminum frame.

Gear this week: a dream TV, a bag for your sports and tech life, and more

Gear this week: a dream TV, a bag for your sports and tech life, and more

FEATURE  /  30 Sep 2016

In gear this week, a dream TV for the enthusiast, a truly innovative laptop, a bag for both your sports and tech life, and more.

Got deal, got talk: Newstead’s All about Audio roadshow is now on at Marina Square

Got deal, got talk: Newstead’s All about Audio roadshow is now on at Marina Square

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  31 hours 4 min ago

In addition to savings for various audio and IT products, 100 HardwareZone members who flash this article at the roadshow will get to receive a set of Orion VR goggles. More details after the jump.

ADATA announces new flagship XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD with 3D NAND and NVMe support

ADATA announces new flagship XPG SX8000 PCIe SSD with 3D NAND and NVMe support

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  32 hours 41 min ago

ADATA has just launched its latest flagship SSD for consumers, the XPG SX8000, which uses 3D NAND and supports the new NVMe protocol.

The Galaxy S8's secret weapon could be virtual reality

The Galaxy S8's secret weapon could be virtual reality

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  41 hours 51 min ago

Samsung may be making virtual reality (VR) as the secret weapon of its upcoming Galaxy S8 smartphone.

Apple to equip higher-end models of 2017 iPhone with stainless steel frame?

Apple to equip higher-end models of 2017 iPhone with stainless steel frame?

NEWS  /  30 Sep 2016  /  42 hours 51 min ago

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in a new report that Apple is likely to reinforce the new glass casing of the 2017 iPhone with an aluminum frame while using stainless steel for higher-end models.

Clash of the drones: DJI Mavic Pro and GoPro Karma compared

Clash of the drones: DJI Mavic Pro and GoPro Karma compared

FEATURE  /  29 Sep 2016

Drones abound! Dji and GoPro have just launched new drones that offer improved speed and range, while folding down to fit comfortably into your backpack. We've collated the key specifications and noteworthy features of both to help you choose between the two.

FAA urges passengers to not use the Galaxy Note7 on planes (Updated!)

FAA urges passengers to not use the Galaxy Note7 on planes (Updated!)

NEWS  /  29 Sep 2016  /  2 days ago

The Federal Aviation Administration, which is the U.S air safety authority, has issued a warning to passengers about using the Galaxy Note7 on planes. Following the initial warnings, they now have an updated notice.

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