HP and Dell raise prices in UK following weakening of the pound

HP and Dell raise prices in UK following weakening of the pound

NEWS  /  14 Jul 2016  /  6 weeks ago

The English pound has slumped to a 31-year low against the U.S. dollar, as a result, tech firms Dell and HP have both decided to raise prices in the UK.

Avast Software is acquiring rival antivirus solution firm AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion

Avast Software is acquiring rival antivirus solution firm AVG Technologies for US$1.3 billion

NEWS  /  08 Jul 2016  /  7 weeks ago

Czech Republic-based Avast Software has announced its plans to acquire AVG Technologies to the tune of US$1.3 billion in cash. Coincidentally, both firms were founded in the old Czech Republic, and they have grown to be security giants, in their own rights.

Public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are now available

Public betas of iOS 10 and macOS Sierra are now available

NEWS  /  08 Jul 2016  /  7 weeks ago

Public betas of Apple's new mobile and desktop OS, iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, are now available for download.

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon review: The business notebook to beat

REVIEW  /  08 Jul 2016

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon is a premium 14-inch business notebook geared toward the discerning business professional. It combines a no-nonsense design with top-end hardware, and provides just about everything you could want from an enterprise notebook.

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is an affordable Surface clone with liquid cooling (Updated)

The Acer Switch Alpha 12 is an affordable Surface clone with liquid cooling (Updated)

NEWS  /  05 Jul 2016  /  7 weeks ago

Acer just announced the Switch Alpha 12, an affordable Surface Pro clone that comes with closed-loop liquid cooling. The company has also managed to implement a fanless design, even though the device supports up to an Intel Core i7 CPU.

Critical BIOS vulnerability found in Lenovo PCs; may affect other manufacturers too

Critical BIOS vulnerability found in Lenovo PCs; may affect other manufacturers too

NEWS  /  05 Jul 2016  /  7 weeks ago

Security researcher Dymtro Oleksiuk has uncovered a critical flaw in the BIOS of Lenovo PCs that could let attackers circumvent Windows' basic security protocols. However, while the vulnerability was found on Lenovo PCs, other manufacturers using the same BIOS software could also be vulnerable.

Microsoft may release a new Surface device this year, and three more in 2017

Microsoft may release a new Surface device this year, and three more in 2017

NEWS  /  04 Jul 2016  /  8 weeks ago

One app developer saw hints of Microsoft's plans for its Surface line-up on a recent visit to the software giant's office. If true, this could mean a Surface device in 2016, and up to three in 2017.

LG Gram's 14 and 15-inch notebooks weigh less than a kilogram!

LG Gram's 14 and 15-inch notebooks weigh less than a kilogram!

FEATURE  /  03 Jul 2016

LG is making a return to the local notebook market, and spearheading its efforts is its new ultra light LG Gram notebooks. So light, they might redefine expectations of a notebook.

Final Funan: A 360 video tour of the IT mall we'll miss

Final Funan: A 360 video tour of the IT mall we'll miss

02 Jul 2016

With Funan DigitaLife Mall closing retail operations from 30th June 2016, we decided to capture the essence of Funan in our first ever 360 video on HardwareZone. Since you can interact to view various angles, we've shot the video to allow interaction time as we paused longer than usual in certain points of interest. Enjoy!

UK ranks top in the world for mobile internet speeds

UK ranks top in the world for mobile internet speeds

NEWS  /  30 Jun 2016  /  8 weeks ago

It’s been a rough time for UK, but at least they can take solace in the fact that a recent report ranks them number one in terms of mobile internet speeds.

Microsoft Edge found to give up to 53% more battery life

Microsoft Edge found to give up to 53% more battery life

NEWS  /  21 Jun 2016  /  9 weeks ago

Microsoft has just published results from tests by the Microsoft Edge team that show that Microsoft Edge delivers 36-53% more battery life on machines running Windows 10 than competing browsers.

Gigabyte’s Aorus X7 DT is a mobile VR-ready powerhouse

Gigabyte’s Aorus X7 DT is a mobile VR-ready powerhouse

NEWS  /  21 Jun 2016  /  9 weeks ago

The Gigabyte Aorus X7 DT packs an overclockable mobile processor and desktop-class NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980, all with the aim of becoming a portable VR-ready powerhouse.

The new Razer Blade now comes with 16GB of RAM and a higher resolution display

The new Razer Blade now comes with 16GB of RAM and a higher resolution display

NEWS  /  21 Jun 2016  /  9 weeks ago

Razer has launched an updated version of its 14-inch Razer Blade gaming notebook. The new Blade now features an Intel Skylake processor and Thunderbolt 3 port, which means that it will work with the Razer Core external graphics enclosure.

In photos: Apple's new global flagship store in Union Square, San Francisco

In photos: Apple's new global flagship store in Union Square, San Francisco

FEATURE  /  18 Jun 2016

Join us as we take a tour around Apple's new global flagship store in Union Square, San Francisco.

Bluetooth 5: 4x the range, 2x the speed, and coming to a device near you soon

Bluetooth 5: 4x the range, 2x the speed, and coming to a device near you soon

NEWS  /  17 Jun 2016  /  10 weeks ago

Bluetooth 5 has just been officially announced and it will offer up to four times the range and double the speed of Bluetooth 4.

Apple previews macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016 with loads of new features

Apple previews macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016 with loads of new features

NEWS  /  14 Jun 2016  /  10 weeks ago

As expected, OS X is now macOS, and Apple also showed off its latest operating system, macOS Sierra at WWDC 2016. Here are some of its key features.

Join us as we go live from Apple WWDC 2016

Join us as we go live from Apple WWDC 2016

FEATURE  /  14 Jun 2016

Still up? Join us as we give you the latest updates from the Apple WWDC 2016, live from the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco!

What to expect from the Apple WWDC 2016 event

What to expect from the Apple WWDC 2016 event

FEATURE  /  10 Jun 2016

The Apple Worldwide Developers Conference 2016 (WWDC) takes place next week, and here's what we can expect to be announced.

Everything new from ASUS at Computex 2016

Everything new from ASUS at Computex 2016

FEATURE  /  06 Jun 2016

Computex has got to be every component geek's favorite event of the year, with a bonanza of gaming hardware, laptops, and of course, components. If you haven't had the time to catch up, we've compiled a spread of the key highlights from ASUS over the past week in Taipei.

Leaked photos of new MacBook Pro indicate OLED touchpad and four USB Type-C ports

Leaked photos of new MacBook Pro indicate OLED touchpad and four USB Type-C ports

NEWS  /  06 Jun 2016  /  12 weeks ago

More leaked photos of Apple's new MacBook Pro indicate that the new notebook will have an OLED touchpad above the keyboard and four USB Type-C ports.

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With Funan DigitaLife Mall closing retail operations from 30th June 2016, we decided to capture the essence of Funan in our first ever 360 video on HardwareZone. Since you can interact to view various angles, we've shot the video to allow interaction time as we paused longer than usual in certain points of interest. Enjoy!

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