eCoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:27:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Canon PowerShot SX400 IS Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx400/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx400/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:02:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/canon-powershot-sx400/ Canon’s replacement for the SX170 ditches the superzoom compact styling and goes for an out and out DSLR look. Canon feels that the superzoom bridge camera is a really interesting area of the market at the moment, and that customers are looking for those really high zooms. It’s certainly true that the bridge camera area […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx400/feed/ 0 Canon PowerShot SX520 HS Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx520-hs/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx520-hs/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 04:02:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/canon-powershot-sx520-hs/ The bridge camera sector of the market is one that continues to grow and expand, despite the relative downturn in the rest of the compact camera arena. These cameras are DSLR style in shape and sometimes size, but find themselves within the compact camera area of the market because of the size of their sensor, […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx520-hs/feed/ 0 The Last of Us Remastered Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/remastered/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/remastered/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:25:48 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/remastered/ The Last of Us Remastered is the same great game it was in 2013, but Naughty Dog’s upgrade could have used more time to bake. (8 out of 10) Pros Exceptional work of storytelling Complex cast of characters Cons Shaky AI too frequently breaks the illusion You’ve killed someone, so you’re the villain. Though […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/remastered/feed/ 0 Microsoft Office 2013 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/microsoft-office-2013-2/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/microsoft-office-2013-2/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:30:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/office-2013-3/ Office 2013 is the latest refresh of Microsoft’s near ubiquitous Office suite. The latest version sees it get the Windows 8 treatment, with a touch-friendly interface and a sparser look, as well as new features in every application. As part of the launch, Office has also reached a new landmark by going into the […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/microsoft-office-2013-2/feed/ 0 A Guide to the DEVICE_QUEUE_NOT_BUSY Blue Screen of Death Error http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-devicequeuenotbusy-blue-screen/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-devicequeuenotbusy-blue-screen/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:58:45 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/a-guide-devicequeuenotbusy-blue-screen/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-devicequeuenotbusy-blue-screen/feed/ 0 Moto G Smartphone Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/moto-g-smartphone/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/moto-g-smartphone/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 15:03:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/moto-g/ Update: We’ve spent some time with the Motorola Moto G 4G which, apart from the superfast connectivity, only differs in price and the inclusion of a microSD slot. We’ve updated our review to reflect the new model. Motorola kicked off its global smartphone revival with the keenly priced Moto G handset, and […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/moto-g-smartphone/feed/ 0 Samsung Galaxy S4 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s4/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s4/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 14:22:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/samsung-galaxy-s4-5/ The Samsung Galaxy S4 is now over a year old and if you haven’t heard it’s been replaced in 2014 by the Korean firm’s latest flagship offering, the Galaxy S5. Its replacement hasn’t spelt the end for the Galaxy S4 however – it’s still on sale, at a lower price point, and Samsung is […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s4/feed/ 0 Dell Precision T7610 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/dell-precision-t7610/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/dell-precision-t7610/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:48:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/dell-precision-t7610/ Intro and design Workstations have evolved in three different directions. They’re adopting a minimalist approach a la Apple Mac Pro, or going the route of an all-in-one like the HP Z1 G2, or more prosaically sticking to the big box approach like this Dell Precision T7610. When we said big box, we mean it. The […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/dell-precision-t7610/feed/ 0 In Depth: Amazon Fire Phone Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-amazon-fire-phone/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-amazon-fire-phone/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:21:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/depth-amazon-fire-phone/ The Amazon Fire Phone has finally arrived, and leading up to its debut we’ve already voiced our opinions about the device. Our initial thoughts included the fact that this might just be a portal to all things Amazon, and that its Firefly and Dynamic Perspective gimmicks are exactly that. We’ve also concluded, before the device […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/depth-amazon-fire-phone/feed/ 0 Panasonic TX-32AS600 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/panasonic-tx-32as600/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/panasonic-tx-32as600/#comments Mon, 28 Jul 2014 09:13:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/panasonic-tx-32as600/ and features Until the technology’s moth-balling late last year, Panasonic was the king of plasma. Its bigscreen TVs were better than anyone else’s – just see our reviews for proof of that – but sales were presumably poor. In 2014 it’s now competing, not with picture quality, (the 32-inch TX-32AS600 is merely average judged […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/panasonic-tx-32as600/feed/ 0