Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 HP Stream Notebooks (2014) Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:51:03 +0000 The new HP Stream 11.6-inch and 13.3-inch, thin and light Windows notebook PCs, start at $200. The colorful laptops are designed for every day computing tasks and include value-added services with free cloud storage for instant access and sharing of content. These services include 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive for one year; Office 365 Personal for one […]]]> 0 HP Stream 7 & 8 Windows Tablets Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:33:14 +0000 The HP Stream 7 (7-inch) and Stream 8 (8-inch) are affordable Windows tablets, starting at $100.  The Intel-powered, cloud-connected tablets include one year of Office 365 Personal and 60 minutes of Skype each month, 1TB of Microsoft OneDrive storage for one year, and a full Windows 8.1 experience. The HP Stream 8 tablet includes an […]]]> 0 JVC Gumy Sport & Extreme Fitness Earbuds Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:33:25 +0000 JVC just released four new sports headphones that include waterproof and washable options, all designed to stay in place during the most vigorous sports or workout activities. The new models include two Gumy Sport earbuds and two Extreme Fitness earbuds. The new JVC HA-ETX30 (right) and HA-ETR40 (top) Extreme Fitness headphones feature JVC’s new Pivot […]]]> 0 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Review Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:10:45 +0000 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor nears perfection, but the demands of a scripted narrative work against its freeform structure. (7 out of 10) Pros Nemesis System is revelatory Open world is packed with activities Cons Player-scripted story and actual plot at odds during the climax Questionable “escape” design breaks the illusion We all want to […]]]> 0 Windows 10 Review Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:04:00 +0000 Yes, the Start menu is back. Yes, there are virtual desktops. No, the Charms bar hasn’t gone away. And no, we don’t know when Windows 10 will ship or what it will cost. But we’ve seen the technical preview of Windows 10 and the word to bear in mind for this release is productivity. Microsoft’s […]]]> 0 Bose SoundLink Color Bluetooth Speaker Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:11:10 +0000 Bose just introduced its most affordable portable wireless speaker, the $130 SoundLink Color Bluetooth speaker. The completely redesigned colorful model weighs just 0.5 Kg, and measures 12.7 cms wide, 5.3 cms deep and 13.4 cms high to fit easily into any handbag. Bose combined exclusive dual-opposing passive radiators with two high-efficiency transducers for full-range sound, […]]]> 0 Bose SoundLink On-ear Bluetooth Headphones Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:44:24 +0000 Bose says their new SoundLink on-ear Bluetooth headphones deliver a new level of performance for wireless headphones. They feature crisp, powerful sound, new features, and a design that’s lighter and more comfortable than conventional Bluetooth headphones. Bose Active Equalization and TriPort technology combine for smoother, more balanced sound. Mid-high frequencies are natural, and low-frequencies are […]]]> 0 Sharp MX-C301W printer Review Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:25:00 +0000 Overview, printing and scanning The Sharp MX-C301W printer is the latest offering in the competitive enterprise printing space, which includes models like HP’s LaserJet Enterprise M601 Mobile Printer and Lexmark’s C740 and CS510 series printers. The Sharp MX-C301W is designed to handle a multitude of tasks in a smaller office environment quickly and cost effectively […]]]> 0 BenQ eVolo Electrostatic Bluetooth Speaker Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:04:16 +0000 BenQ announced eVolo, the world’s first portable electrostatic wireless speaker, which has unique foldable metallic wings. Unlike conventional speakers, this speaker’s entire thin-film diaphragm is designed for bidirectional sound projection over a large surface area, radiating a high level of audio detail from every angle for a listening experience that is open yet intimate. An […]]]> 0 Asus GL551 Review Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:40:00 +0000 In general, gaming laptops are an expensive proposition. With most gaming laptops starting at $1,500 (about £923, AU$1,720) or more, a mobile gaming machine a hard sell when you can just as easily put together a desktop with better performance and for less money. A few machines, like the MSI GE60 Apache, help soften […]]]> 0