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IT Show 2016: Hottest gadgets and deals!

Happening now till March 13 at Suntec Singapore, the first major tech show of the year, IT Show 2016 is the place to be at if you're looking for the latest tech products. After spending hours combing the show floors, let us tell you what's good to buy, buy, buy in this video!
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What is DVB-T2 & why should I care?

DVB-T2 isn't the name of another astromech droid in Star Wars. Instead, it's the latest broadcast transmission standard for digital TV that many countries (including Singapore) are using. Here's a quick primer and how to get your TV ready for it.

AC1900 Wireless Router Shootout: ASUS vs. D-Link vs. Linksys vs. Netgear

With 802.11ac clients becoming more mainstream, there has never been a better time to invest in a 802.11ac compatible router. We pit four of the finest AC1900 class routers from the biggest names in networking - ASUS, D-Link, Linksys and Netgear - to find out which is best.

The top 5 things to look for when buying an air purifier

It looks like the haze is making a comeback. If you haven't bought one already, here's a guide to the top five things to look for when buying a home air purifier.

4 High-end PCIe SSD drives tested for your next DIY PC

SSDs are fast, but the SATA interface has been the limiting factor in their performance. If you really want to take your system to the next level, consider these high-end PCIe-based SSDs. We have four such drives tested in great detail!

Everything you need to know about Wireless 802.11ac networking

Networking is a confusing and often misunderstood topic. It does not help that manufacturers are often vague in their descriptions and marketing material. Here is a guide to help you understand the latest standard in wireless technology.

The flyweight championships: 13.3-inch ultrabook shootout

What are the most important considerations when selecting an ultrabook? As it turns out, things like design, portability, and performance go a long way toward determining a winner. In this article, we take a look at ultrabooks from the likes of Acer, ASUS, Dell, HP, and Lenovo to determine which rules the roost.

Samsung Galaxy S7 vs. Galaxy S6: who takes better photos?

We pit the new Samsung Galaxy S7 - with lower megapixel count but larger photosites - against the older Galaxy S6, with its 16-megapixel rear camera that was excellent in its own right. Which phone fared better for photo-taking?

Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge review: Samsung makes the Galaxy S exciting again

The introduction of Samsung's 2016 flagship smartphones begs many big questions. Do the new processors means better performance? Are the similar-looking phones any different from the S6 line-up? Does the significant camera change even do anything for its quality? We answer all that in here.

IT Show 2016: HWZ's picks for the best gaming notebooks

It's the last day of the IT Show 2016 and if you are on the lookout for a gaming notebook, here are our recommendations.

IT Show 2016: HWZ’s picks for the best wireless routers

Is your connection to the Internet unreliable? Maybe your Wi-Fi at home is patchy? With the IT Show 2016 underway, there has never been a better time to get a new router. And here are our recommendations!

The best cameras to buy at IT Show 2016

Looking for a nice new camera at the IT Show 2016 but fazed with too many options? HWZ has you covered. Here are our recommendations of the best cameras you need to consider for every budget/category.

IT Show 2016 highlights

Happening now till March 13 at the Suntec Singapore, the first major tech show of the year, IT Show 2016 is the place to be at if you're looking for the latest tech products. After spending hours combing the show floors, let us tell you the best deals on offer in this article. Read it before you head down!

IT Show 2016: HWZ's picks for the best ultrabooks

In the market for a brand new ultrabook and not sure what what to select? Here are some of the best in the market that you can buy at IT Show 2016.

Photos: Booth Babes of IT Show 2016

GPGT! Introducing the humans of IT Show 2016! Girls, mostly. Booth babes, actually. Maybe we’ll see more booth hunks next time.

Photos: Things from IT Show 2016 that are a little weird, a little cool

It’s IT Show 2016, so you know what that means. Time for air fryers, motorbikes and transforming toys. Really. Just take a look.

IT Show 2016 - Live updates from the opening day!

Happening now till March 13 at the Suntec Singapore, IT Show 2016 is the place to be at if you're looking for the latest tech products. Our team is at the show floor checking out some of interesting sights and bargains, so stick around to know more!

IT Show 2016 preview: Hunting for the best tech deals!

Happening at Suntec Singapore this March 10 to 13, IT Show 2016 will feature tons of tech products, from smartphones, tablets, and laptops to digital cameras, wearables, and giant TVs. As always, this article offers a sneak peek of the star buys you can expect at the show next week. Do check back frequently for more updated deals!

IT Show 2016: HWZ's picks for best mice and keyboards

Given the sheer variety of mice and keyboards on the market now, you'd be forgiven for being unable to make up your mind. Check out our top picks in this category before you head down to the first mega tech show of the year!

Printers to look out for at IT Show 2016

With major printer brands coming together under one roof, IT Show 2016 is the place to be at if you're looking to get a new printer. Whether it's inkjet or laser, single-function or multi-function, you'll be spoiled for ​choice. In this article, we help you narrow down your chase with a few recommendations and buying tips.

Prolink's ProBrick is a compact multi-charger power brick and USB hub

Designed to be travel-friendly, the ProBrick and ProBrick+ have four USB 3.0 ports on the side for charging high-capacity USB devices. And the USB 3.0 hub function enables them to transfer or access data from connected devices.

4K TVs to look out for at IT Show 2016

Shopping for a 4K TV for the new house, and IT Show 2016 couldn't come any sooner? In this article, we help you narrow down your chase with a few recommendations and buying tips.

Find out what's happening this IT Show 2016

IT Show 2016 happens on March 10 to 13 at Suntec Singapore, Levels 3, 4, and 6. Other than going from booth to booth looking for deals, what are some other activities you can take part in? We tell you.

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016: Editor's Choice - Part 2

In this final instalment of our HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016 Editor's Choice articles, we pay tribute to the very best in the PC ecosystem, from CPUs, motherboards, and storage drives to notebooks, printers, and projectors. We also honor the best video games in the past year.

You can grab some exclusive deals now on the IT Show online pre-sales website

Several laptops, notebooks, and audio products are available, with discounts of up to 50%.

You can trade-in video games and small TVs at IT Show 2016

Looking to get some shiny new gadgets at the upcoming IT Show 2016, and don't know what to do with the old ones? Here's an idea: why not trade them in for some cash vouchers to use at the show!

Photos: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's flagship smartphones for 2016 just debuted at MWC 2016. How does it look like up-close? We show you.

Hands-on: Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge

Samsung's latest flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, are here! They're waterproof, they have bigger batteries, and yes, expandable storage is back! We had a chance to take a closer look at them before MWC starts. Here's what we think.

Hands-on: Samsung Gear 360

Samsung wants to give the everyday person the ability to create Virtual Reality content. With VR being the next aggressive market, the Samsung Gear 360 VR camera is thus born. Read to see our trial with this pocket-sized VR shooter.

HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016: Editor's Choice - Part 1

The first of our HWM+HardwareZone.com Tech Awards 2016 Editor's Choice articles focuses on the best consumer electronics devices and gadgets, from cameras to smartphones and phablets, to headphones and 4K TVs. Check out which devices released last year got the nod from our expert panel.

6 cases for your next small form factor system

Looking to build your next small form factor desktop? We've rounded up a handful of mini-ITX and micro-ATX cases for your consideration. But don't judge them by their size – some of these will still enable you to cram full-sized power supplies and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti cards in them.

4 battery cases to help your iPhone 6S last longer

Don't like an external battery pack and prefer a battery case instead for juicing up your iPhone? Here are some recommendations.

The best camera smartphone of 2015

Which smartphone flagship from 2015 (and continuing into 2016) has the best camera of them all? I've rounded up the Apple iPhone 6s Plus, Huawei Nexus 6P, LG V10, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium and pit their cameras against each other to see which has the shiniest one.

ASUS ROG GX700 and G752 review: Super-powered gaming notebooks

What makes a truly premium gaming notebook? Is it a powerful graphics card and processor, or is some extra magic required? A dedicated liquid-cooling dock for instance? We pit the sheer extravagance of the ASUS ROG GX700 against the G752 to see how well a luxury gaming notebook really performs.

Samsung's 2016 A series phones bring flagship looks and features at mid-range prices

Samsung unveiled its updated 2016 Galaxy A series phones today. Available in 4.7, 5.2 and 5.5-inch sizes, all three phones boast premium metal and glass builds, Super AMOLED displays and expandable storage. The A5 and A7 will also have Full HD resolution displays, fingerprint scanners and Samsung Pay compatibility.

Hands-on with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 tablet

After nailing down the form factor and the key feature set, Microsoft's main focus with the Surface Pro 4 is simply to make a better Surface Pro 3. And it has succeeded. Let's take a closer look.

First Looks: Samsung's 18.4-inch Galaxy View tablet is now in Singapore

Samsung's massive 18.4-inch tablet makes its debut in Singapore, packing a slew of features designed for better video and family bonding experience. Does it make sense to have one? We give you our first impressions.

An AIO PC with a gorgeous 34-inch curved display? HP just unveiled that and more!

How does an AIO PC with a 34-inch curved display sound? HP's got just the one for you, and also a slew of other Windows 10 PCs and convertibles kitted out with the latest Intel Skylake processors.

First looks: Canon’s PowerShot G5 X with a 20MP 1” sensor and built-in EVF

There sure are a lot of PowerShot G-something X cameras suddenly. Check out what makes the G5 X different, and how it compares against the rest of Canon’s PowerShot G-series cameras.

Here are Lenovo's new products for this coming holiday season

The holiday season is almost upon us and Lenovo has just held a special event to showcase their new products for this coming festive season. There's notebooks, tablets, phablets and more. Check them all out here.

High-end Intel Z170 motherboards duke it out

Have you set aside a pretty budget for your new Skylake system? Maybe one of these motherboards will make it into your next rig. Read on to find out which one you should get!

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 or Surface Book: Which is for you?

Microsoft has just announced the new Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book. The two are fundamentally different devices, but they are also so similar in some ways. Don't know which to pick? Let us help.

The ultimate guide to your new Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus

Whether you're a savvy veteran or a complete beginner to iOS, we've got you covered in our ultimate guide to your new iPhone 6s or 6s Plus. Learn the ins and outs of 3D Touch, Live Photos and tons of other tips and tricks for getting the most out of your new iPhone.

Apple iPhone 6s & 6s Plus review: You think you know them, but you don't

Yes, the Apple iPhone 6s and 6s Plus look the same as last year. But make no mistake, these are not the same phones. They have better cameras (both front and rear), faster processors, improved fingerprint scanners, oh and only the single biggest improvement to the touchscreen since its creation.

Affordable 2-in-1 detachable notebooks triple threat: Acer vs. ASUS vs. HP

The phrase "cheap and cheerful" normally has a negative connotation. To find out if it still holds true, in the world of computing at least, we decided to try out three affordable 2-in-1 detachable notebooks. Is there a bargain to be found? Let's find out!

9 things to try on the new iOS 9

iOS 9 lands today, and it’s available for most of Apple’s iPhones and iPads. Here’s why you should update, and what you can look forward to.

The Microsoft Office FAQ - 2016 Edition

Desktop Office for Windows and Mac, Office Mobile for Windows tablet and phone, Office for iPad and iPhone, Office for Android tablet and phone, Office 365 - you may not realize it, but we've reached a point where Microsoft's popular office productivity suite is now everywhere. Let us tell you where exactly you can find them and what they offer.

First looks: Creative Sound BlasterX series gaming audio

If you're looking for high-quality gaming audio, or you're just interested in any possible advantage you can get while gaming, take a look at Creative's latest Sound BlasterX series of professional grade gaming gear. The entire range will be available for pre-order at Comex 2015!

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 & S6 Edge+ review - The best phablets money can buy

If you just look at the specs, you'll be scratching your head wondering why Samsung made two such similar phones. But specs don't tell the whole story. Pick up the Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ and you'll know why they've to exist separately. We tell you this other half of the story.

Taking the Apple MacBook's Core M to its limits

Intel's new Core M processors are unique in that they require no active cooling. But that also means that it has no effective way to cool itself down when it gets hot. How does performance get affected when it gets hot then? We took the MacBook to its limits to find out.

Samsung Galaxy S6 vs. LG G4: Which Android smartphone has the better camera?

Your smartphone's camera is probably the most important one you own, so you really want to get a good one. We put two of today's biggest flagships, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the LG G4, against each other in a camera comparison to find out which Android smartphone has the better camera.

First looks: The Sony Cyber-shot RX100 IV and RX10 II

Sony had a launch event yesterday to announce the local launch of the Sony RX100 IV and the Sony RX10 II, and we were on hand to bring our first hand impressions of these new cameras. Hit the jump for pictures and more!

Shootout: From 0 to 100, the fastest charging phones available

With smartphone resolutions getting higher and higher, battery life has struggled to keep up. As a result, reducing re-charge times has become the next best thing. But which fast charging technology is the best? And what phone can you find it on? We find out.

Shootout: The best smartphones under S$350

If you don’t feel like paying close to S$1,000 just to have the latest and greatest flagship smartphone, there's excellent value to be found in mid-range mainstream smartphones, many of which now boast flagship features like Full HD displays and 64-bit octa-core processors. We take a look at six devices under S$350 to find out which offers the most bang for your buck.

MacBook Air vs. MacBook Pro: The battle of Apple’s 13-inch notebooks

Apple recently refreshed its 13-inch MacBook Air and MacBook Pro with Intel’s latest fifth generation Core processors. And upon further scrutiny, the two are more similar than you might think. But if you are getting one, there’s only one you should really consider. Let us tell you which one and why.

Samsung Galaxy S6 & S6 Edge review: The bar has been raised

The plastic build, the Qualcomm processor, the removable battery and the expandable storage are all gone. But in their place, Samsung has made an aluminum and glass beauty, with a 5.1-inch QHD display and an in-house octa-core processor that surpasses all its rivals. Oh and there's an even better looking curved screen version too!

Battle of the AC3200 monster routers: ASUS RT-AC3200 vs. D-Link DIR-890L

If you have lots of wireless devices at home, AC3200 class routers are the way to go, simply because they broadcast three separate networks and offer the most bandwidth. Here we pit two of the largest and most outrageous against each other to find out which is best.

APS-C camera shootout: Canon 7D Mark II vs. Samsung NX1

Canon's 7D Mark II and Samsung's NX1 are two of the most recent APS-C cameras to have hit the market, and both boast impressive specs and features. While one is a revamp of a storied favorite, the other represents a first attempt at cracking the larger professional market, making this quite an interesting head-to-head. Which fares better? Hit the jump to find out.

Battle of the SSD juggernauts - Intel vs. SanDisk vs. Samsung

Intel, SanDisk and Samsung are three of the biggest names in the flash business. All three have their own NAND production facilities and two of them even produce their own SSD controller. We pit the respective flagship drives from each brand to see who will emerge victorious.

Smartwatch Shootout: The battle for your wrist

The wearable device market is quickly becoming the most hotly contested space in technology. And for almost every company invested in the area, the most lucrative piece of real estate is your wrist. But with so many choices out there, which smartwatch is the best?

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.

Shootout: Compact 4G LTE Smartphones under S$300 (Q4 2014)

4G smartphones are now not only easily available, they have also become quite affordable. In the third quarter of 2014 alone, we saw the entry of six 4G smartphones that are priced below S$300. We round up these six phones from the likes of ASUS, HTC, Oppo, Motorola, Samsung and ZTE, and put them to the test. Find out which phone emerges as our top recommendation!

A newbie's guide to home networking

Wired or wireless connection? What is with all those different cables? How can I improve my Wi-Fi coverage? And how can I still use a wired connection if I haven't already wired up my home? All these questions and more will be answered in our newbie's guide to networking.

Fiber broadband: Know what you're signing up for

Price is important when signing up for a fiber broadband plan, but it's certainly not everything. In this article, we explore what else makes for a good Internet experience, from typical download speeds and symmetric plans, to traffic shaping and latency.

Preparing Your Home for Fiber Broadband

Superior bandwidth that enables richer online content not possible before, it makes little to no sense to not go for fiber broadband when your existing ADSL or cable broadband contract is up, or when you're wiring up your new home. Here's a quick primer on getting your premise ready.

How to Decide Which Home Printer to Buy

Selecting a printer for your home isn't as simple as choosing the cheapest one at the store. The best way to approach it is to understand who are the people using it, their needs, and their printing habits.

Buying the Right Printer: Printer Technologies Explained

Inkjet, laser, LED, dye-sub - with the sheer number of printing technologies and products available today, it can be quite difficult for the layman to decide which is the one for him. For a start, let us explain some of the more common printer technologies out there.

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.

Everything You Need to Know About the Sony Playstation 4

The next generation of console gaming is here! Sony's Playstation 4 has been launched and is in stock at many Sony stores islandwide, but will you be buying one? Here's everything you need to know about Sony's latest console, all in one place.

Xbox One: One to Rule Them All

Microsoft has just lifted the wraps off its brand new console - the Xbox One. Find out more about the new console, its new Kinect sensor, controller, games and our thoughts of it in our special coverage article.

Buying a 4K TV: What you need to know about HDCP 2.2, HDMI 2.0, HEVC & UHD

Is buying a 4K TV as simple as ensuring that it has a 4K resolution? Not quite, especially if you want your multi-thousand-dollar investment to last as long as possible. In this article, we decode the TV jargon most consumers face today.

5 tips on buying the correct power bank for your mobile device (2016 edition!)

Yes, smartphones and tablets are very advanced these days; but sadly, their batteries still don't last very long. To ensure our device can at least last through the day, many of us carry a power bank. But with so many choices out there, how does one go about choosing one? Here are 5 tips.

Getting a 10Gbps broadband plan: 4 other investments you need to make first

Going to sign up for a 10Gbps fiber broadband plan? Beyond the monthly subscription fee, know that there could be other investments and preparations involved before you can get the desired results. We tell you.

Windows 10: What you need to know

Windows 10 for PCs and tablets have arrived since July 29, but that's just only the beginning. In this all-in-one, constantly-updated article, we address common Windows 10 questions, highlight key features to check out, and look forward to what's on the horizon.

A Speedy Guide to 4G/LTE

4G and LTE seem to be the buzz words these days after all three telcos rolled out their new networks. 4G smartphones and tablets are beginning to show up on retail shelves too. But what does it mean and what do you need to know about it? We've got you covered with this dedicated guide on all you need to know about 4G/LTE.

Smart TV Buying Guide: Buy Smart!

Smart TVs aren't a new fad, but they've settled in as a de-facto feature with many mid-range and premium models in the market today. Refer to our buying guide to gain some practical insight into these smart displays and what's required before you splurge on one!

The Mirrorless Camera Guide Essentials

Is a compact camera possessing close to DSLR performance too much to ask for? Not anymore with the onslaught of mirrorless system cameras hitting the digital camera market right now. Let us fill you in on the details of mirrorless system cameras, including how to make an informed choice if you're looking to get one.

All You Need to Know about Ultrabooks

Powerful, thin and light mobile computing used to be a very expensive proposition. Not any more with the new class of notebooks called the Ultrabooks. We detail all you need to know on this new product group in our Ultrabook Tech Guide.

HardwareZone's 3D TV Buying Guide Essentials

Should you go with active or passive? With a multitude of 3D TV technologies and models available in the market, it isn't easy to decide on the right television type with TV manufacturers clamoring to offer the best 3D experience in the industry. Not to worry though, for we're here to help.

HardwareZone's HDTV Buying Guide Essentials

Unknown to many, buying a television for your home involves more preparation work than anticipated. With our HDTV Buying Guide Essentials, you can now equip yourself with the necessary knowledge to make the right purchase instead of regretting an impulsive buy later.