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Ultimate Ears Wonderboom Review

Ultimate Ears (UE) is widely known for its professional-grade in-ear monitors and high-end consumer audio equipment, but it also has a line of budget-friendly Bluetooth speakers. Now part of Logitech, UE has become well known for its Boom series of Bluetooth speakers which are compact but deliver big sound and are waterproof. The latest addition to the series is the Wonderboom… Read More »

The Intel Skylake-X Review: Core i9 7900X, i7 7820X and i7 7800X Tested

Building a PC is an experience worth having. Finding out what works with what and putting it all together is an experience, and the first time always gives a sense of achievement and accomplishment. In the high-end desktop space, even more so: trying not to break your first $500+ CPU can be akin to feeling like a surgeon.… Read More »

Windows 10 S review: faster, simpler … and incredibly painful to use

Windows 10 S looks like any other version of Windows 10, just without traditional desktop apps. Photograph: Samuel Gibbs for the Guardian Windows 10 S is the latest version of Microsoft’s new and improved operating system, which is about to launch with the new Surface Laptop and a series of machines from third-party manufactures. It joins Windows 10… Read More »

HTC U11 Review

Introduction There’s no one “right” way to make a smartphone, and that’s probably more apparent with this year’s selection of new handsets than any batch in recent memory. We’ve got exceptionally widescreen phones, phones with hardware keyboards, and even those with multiple cameras. With so much up in the air, it shouldn’t be a huge surprise that HTC… Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 Review

Introduction The rugged smartphone is, by all accounts, a form factor of interest to a tiny consumer niche, and as such isn’t a popular choice with manufacturers. Among the big players, Samsung has been the most supportive of the idea, with the best-known example being the “Active” spins on its mainline flagships. But one might consider its Xcover… Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 review: the new frontrunner among budget smartphones

The Xiaomi Redmi 4 has finally been launched in India, and looking at it, I can’t help but marvel at the evolution of budget phones. It’s no surprise that the budget segment in India is the most lucrative for smartphone makers, and Xiaomi’s wildly successful Redmi series is testament to that. With last year’s Redmi 3S becoming the highest… Read More »

TomTom Touch Review

TomTom, the navigation and mapping company, entered the domain of GPS running watches four years ago. The Dutch company has infused its background and knowledge into its wearables, and produced some worthy products for athletes. But with its latest entry, the Tomtom Touch, it is taking on the much bigger casual fitness market. As such, the Touch tracks… Read More »

Redmi 4A review: Xiaomi’s chubby little beast is budget Android on steroids

If you’re in the market for a dirt cheap affordable phone then frankly speaking there aren’t many choices abound. These basic Android phones feel worse than feature phones because their user experience is more or less sh*t. Xiaomi, however, is a past master at making phones that sing like dastardly beasts but for essentially peanuts. The Redmi 4A… Read More »

Thai Police to Review Ways to Take Down Content After Facebook Live Killing

Police in Thailand on Wednesday said they would discuss how to expedite taking down “inappropriate online content” after a man broadcast himself killing his 11-month-old daughter in a live video on Facebook. Two videos, which were available for nearly 24 hours before they were taken down, show Wuttisan Wongtalay hanging his daughter from a building on the southern… Read More »

Facebook Launches Review of How It Handles Violent Videos After Cleveland Killing

Facebook Inc launched a review on Monday of how it handles violent videos and other objectionable material, saying it needed to do better after a video of a killing in Cleveland on Sunday remained on its website and mobile app for two hours. The world’s largest social network will be looking for ways to make it easier for… Read More »