eCoustics.com http://www.ecoustics.com Consumer electronics reviews and tech news Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:25:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Grid Autosport Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/grid-autosport/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/grid-autosport/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:50:44 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/grid-autosport/ Grid Autosport ditches the feature-bloat of other racing games in favor of a lean, race-first experience. (8 out of 10) Pros Strong racing simulation Lean career mode emphasizes getting you into the driver’s seat Cons Visual presentation not up to the standards of modern racing games Like a taut action thriller, Grid Autosport effortlessly […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/grid-autosport/feed/ 0 A Guide to the CRYPTO_SELF_TEST_FAILURE Blue Screen of Death Error http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-cryptoselftestfailure-blue-screen/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-cryptoselftestfailure-blue-screen/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:50:46 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/a-guide-cryptoselftestfailure-blue-screen/ http://www.ecoustics.com/articles/a-guide-cryptoselftestfailure-blue-screen/feed/ 0 2014 Nissan Rogue SV Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/2014-nissan-rogue-sv/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/2014-nissan-rogue-sv/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 19:00:58 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/2014-nissan-rogue-sv/ The Nissan Rogue may not be the world’s most exciting car, but it is one of the cheapest ways to seat seven people, and still come away with a quality product. (7.5 out of 10) Pros Excellent infotainment system Surprisingly large interior Excellent rated fuel economy Cons Lack of driving excitement Underpowered “What am […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/2014-nissan-rogue-sv/feed/ 0 OS X 10.10 Yosemite Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/os-x-1010-yosemite/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/os-x-1010-yosemite/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:29:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/os-x-1010-yosemite/ Later this year, Apple will release OS X 10.10 Yosemite, the latest version of its Mac desktop operating system. It will run on all the same Mac models as OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and will be a free download and update. That’s all expected, but there are some unexpected changes coming with […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/os-x-1010-yosemite/feed/ 0 MSI AG240 All-in-One Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-ag240-all-in-one/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-ag240-all-in-one/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 18:10:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/msi-ag240-all-in-one/ It’s funny: All-in-one PCs are often considered "family computers." There are a lot of folks out there who assume that these touch-friendly machines are meant to stay in the living room or den and are solely used for homework, web browsing and, every once in a blue moon, streaming movies. Spend 10 […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/msi-ag240-all-in-one/feed/ 0 HTC One E8 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/htc-e8/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/htc-e8/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:49:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/htc-e8/ The HTC One E8 is the phone I never thought I’d see. Given HTC’s big push into making design the most important element of its flagship One M8 phone, why lose it? And this theme returns when you turn the phone over: all the talk of the importance of the duo camera, with Ufocus and […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/htc-e8/feed/ 0 LG G2 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lg-g2-4/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lg-g2-4/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:03:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/lg-g2-4/ The LG G2 is a beastly smartphone and it was LG’s answer to 2013′s Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. It’s a large, yet not unwieldy, smartphone brimming with specs that would make the most discerning geeks drool. LG has been a distant cry from where Samsung and HTC have found themselves in terms […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/lg-g2-4/feed/ 0 Samsung Galaxy S3 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s3-3/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s3-3/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:05:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/samsung-galaxy-s3-3/ The Samsung Galaxy S3 has been available in the market for over two years now, but with the recent update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean and further price reductions thanks to the recent introduction of the Galaxy S5 there’s still a lot going for the aging handset. We’re currently putting the Galaxy S3 through […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/samsung-galaxy-s3-3/feed/ 0 Oppo PM-1 Over-the-Ear Planar Headphones Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/oppo-pm-1-over-the-ear-planar-headphones/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/oppo-pm-1-over-the-ear-planar-headphones/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/oppo-pm-1-over-the-ear-planar-headphones/ (4.5 out of 5) Performance (4.5 out of 5) Value Up to now, Oppo hasn’t been a brand that is usually associated with personal and two-channel audio. Oppo made its name in video with market-leading DVD players and then universal disc players. However, just as man cannot live by bread alone, Oppo has widened its […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/oppo-pm-1-over-the-ear-planar-headphones/feed/ 0 Huawei Ascend P7 Review http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/huawei-ascend-p7-2/ http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/huawei-ascend-p7-2/#comments Wed, 23 Jul 2014 03:00:42 +0000 http://www.ecoustics.com/uncategorized/huawei-ascend-p7-2/ With the Ascend P7, Huawei has finally made a really great smartphone that has the potential to woo iPhone users away from their 4-inch screens – if only it can make it out of Asia. (6 out of 10) Pros Big, 1080p 5-inch screen iPhone-level build quality Good rear camera MicroSD card support Cons Battery […]]]> http://www.ecoustics.com/reviews/huawei-ascend-p7-2/feed/ 0