Project Tango: The road to Google's VR ambitions

Project Tango: The road to Google's VR ambitions

FEATURE  /  13 Jun 2016

At the recently concluded Google I/O 2016, Project Tango was given a fair bit of attention at the developer sessions. While it's not new, just what is Project Tango about, and why would it matter more than VR in the short run? We cover these details as we try out the Yellowstone dev-kit running on the NVIDIA Tegra K1 processor.

Moto Mods: The true plug-and-play Moto Z modules

Moto Mods: The true plug-and-play Moto Z modules

FEATURE  /  11 Jun 2016

You've seen the new Moto Z, now check out the initial batch of Moto Mods. These modular add-ons magnetically snap onto the back of the phone for instant activation and are big enough to provide a real, tangible enhancements.

Meet the Moto Z, a modular smartphone after our own hearts

Meet the Moto Z, a modular smartphone after our own hearts

FEATURE  /  11 Jun 2016

Motorola is back at the top of their game with Lenovo's backing and their latest flagship, the Moto Z, aims to be the true modular phone we've all been waiting for.

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.

ZTE Blade S7 review

ZTE Blade S7 review: Can ZTE move into the premium mid-range market?

REVIEW  /  09 Jun 2016

Add another competitor to the tightly-contested mid-range smartphone market: ZTE's Blade S7 features a metal and glass build, a 5-inch Full HD display, a fingerprint scanner and front and rear 13-megapixel cameras. But with so many worthy phones floating around the S$500 price point, is this the one you want?

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.

Hands-on with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe

Hands-on with the ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe

FEATURE  /  04 Jun 2016

The ASUS ZenFone 3 Deluxe is the flagship of the company's new ZenFone 3 series of phones. How does it compare against the current Android flagships on the market? We take a closer look.

Photos: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

Photos: Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2016

The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Injustice Edition is on display at the Galaxy Studio, which sits in the Civic Plaza of Ngee Ann City. If you wonder what you'll get for getting this S$1,688 phone, see here.

HWZ Deal Alert: 3rd June 2016

HWZ Deal Alert: 3rd June 2016

FEATURE  /  03 Jun 2016

TGIF!!! We’ve finally made it to the weekend, so quick start the celebrations with a quick online shopping spree. Here’s more great deals for you to take advantage of. #BBBMTL!

Google I/O 2016: Hits, misses, and food for thought

Google I/O 2016: Hits, misses, and food for thought

BLOG  /  31 May 2016

Google's yearly big bang event recently concluded. Returning back to town, I had time to reflect and chart some of the high and low points of the event. Not everything is as rosy as it appears.

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay: What you need to know

FEATURE  /  30 May 2016

Ever wondered what's the hype over Apple Pay and Samsung Pay? Where can you use it? Does your device support it? Here's a quick primer.

Highlights from Google I/O 2016: Android N, Instant Apps, VR for mobile

Highlights from Google I/O 2016: Android N, Instant Apps, VR for mobile

FEATURE  /  22 May 2016

As with any other Google I/O conference, the next Android OS build receives most attention, but this time round, it is evident that Google has a vested interest in a wide range of segments from Google Pay, to making app discovery and usage more seamless and even setting the grounds to bring VR to the mobile segment in a big way. Find out in this roundup!

Android N: Top must-know features of the next Android OS

Android N: Top must-know features of the next Android OS

FEATURE  /  19 May 2016

Of all the new developments and initiatives from every Google I/O, one will resonate far more than any other and that's a new Android OS. Come meet Android N and we'll let you in on a few things you should know about the new mobile OS.

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) review

ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser (ZE550KL) review: A ZenFone 2 on a budget

REVIEW  /  16 May 2016

High popularity of the wide-ranging ZenFone 2 series has prompted us to take a closer look at the budget oriented ASUS ZenFone 2 Laser that we've been using for some time now. Can this camera-focussed smartphone stand up against more recent competitors? Find out in this review!

HWZ Deal Alert: 16th May 2016

HWZ Deal Alert: 16th May 2016

FEATURE  /  16 May 2016

Monday blues got you down? Chase them away with some retail therapy! Here's what caught our eye this week.

In pictures: Huawei’s new Honor V8 with 12MP dual cameras

In pictures: Huawei’s new Honor V8 with 12MP dual cameras

FEATURE  /  11 May 2016

Huawei has just launched their newest smartphone, the Honor V8, in China. It sports dual 12MP rear cameras, 5.7” display, a fingerprint sensor, two storage options, and comes in a lot of gold variants. See pictures!

Circles.Life is the new digital telco in town: Here's what you need to know

Circles.Life is the new digital telco in town: Here's what you need to know

FEATURE  /  08 May 2016

Circles.Life today became the fourth telco in Singapore. It has set its sights on the data-savvy customer, with the aim of offering as much flexibility, customization, and convenience as possible to the end user.

Apple iPhone SE review

Apple iPhone SE review: Mini but mighty

REVIEW  /  08 May 2016

The iPhone SE is the best 4-inch phone ever made. It has all the power and performance (as well as the rear camera) of the iPhone 6s, in a compact, one-hand-friendly form factor. But is there a place for it in 2016?

Meet the Huawei P9, the first smartphone co-engineered with Leica

Meet the Huawei P9, the first smartphone co-engineered with Leica

FEATURE  /  07 May 2016

Huawei Consumer Business Group held a major event yesterday to launch the Huawei P9 and P9 Plus, their first smartphones co-engineered with Leica, and we were on hand to give you a first look of their premium smartphone.

ASUS ZenFone Zoom (ZX551ML 128GB) review

ASUS ZenFone Zoom review: The first smartphone with a real zoom lens

REVIEW  /  30 Apr 2016

The ASUS ZenFone Zoom is the first smartphone with a true 3x optical zoom lens on the back. That means you can actually zoom in on your subject without losing a ton of detail in the process. All this in a smartphone not much thicker than the popular ZenFone 2. Is this the camera phone you've been waiting for?

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Samsung Pay is launching soon, but what's special and how does it work? We had Thomas Ko, (VP, Global GM of Samsung Pay at Samsung Electronics) and Chris Tarr (Regional Head of Contents & Services at Samsung Electronics) tell us about the in and outs of Samsung Pay.

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