Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Mon, 21 Apr 2014 09:25:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Olympus TG-3 Stylus Tough Digital Camera Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:36:28 +0000 For 2014, Olympus announced its flagship rugged compact digital camera, the 16-megapixel STYLUS TOUGH TG-3 for $350. It features a high-speed f2.0 lens (25mm–100mm), expanded macro photography capabilities, GPS, and built-in Wi-Fi, and 1080p Full HD Video from anywhere. The all-weather compact camera is freezeproof to -10° (14°F), waterproof to 50 feet (15 m), shockproof […]]]> 0 Nikon COOLPIX S810c Android Digital Camera Mon, 21 Apr 2014 06:59:46 +0000 Nikon just announced the 16-megapixel COOLPIX S810c Android-powered Wi-Fi digital camera for $350, which features backside illuminated (BSI) CMOS sensor for excellent low-light ability, and a 12x optical zoom NIKKOR lens (with24x Dynamic Fine Zoom) to get the sharp shots from up close or far away. Further bolstering the low-light capability of the S810c, the […]]]> 0 Fire at Samsung Backup Data Center Takes Services Offline Sun, 20 Apr 2014 21:54:00 +0000 0 ‘Heartbleed’ Exploit Forces to Reset User Passwords Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 0 Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM Review Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:00:11 +0000 The high price and short focal length make Sigma’s 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM a niche lens, but it’ll deliver high-quality images that justify the price. (7 out of 10) Pros Terrific image quality. Wide f/1.8 aperture Cons Short zoom doesn’t do much. May be overkill for APS-C users. Sigma’s 18-35mm F1.8 DC HSM ($800) is a […]]]> 0 A Guide to the “BITLOCKER FATAL ERROR” Blue Screen of Death Error Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:44:35 +0000 0 Experian: Cord-Cutting on the Rise, Especially Among Netflix and Hulu Fans Sat, 19 Apr 2014 20:05:00 +0000 0 Report: Nike Abandoning FuelBand Hardware Development for Software Sat, 19 Apr 2014 19:08:00 +0000 0 Hitman GO Review Sat, 19 Apr 2014 16:17:49 +0000 Hitman Go turns the ol’ sneak-and-murder into a puzzling single-player board game with an eye-catching visual aesthetic. (9 out of 10) Pros Distills basic Hitman tropes into a puzzler format Difficulty ramps up nicely thanks to strong pacing Cons In-app purchases are obnoxious, unnecessary Death by plastic figurine. That’s a straightforward summation of Hitman […]]]> 0 Chromecast Review Sat, 19 Apr 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Streaming media around your home isn’t a new idea, but the rise of internet-based on-demand services like Netflix and iPlayer means that it’s becoming more and more popular as a way to watch TV. Chromecast, then, is an inexpensive media streaming adapter that turns any HDMI-equipped television into an app-driven smart TV when paired […]]]> 0