Notebooks, Tablets, Smartphones, Wearables And Gadgets

In-depth product reviews and news of notebooks, tablets, smartphones, wearable technologies and gadgets. We're now living in a contextually-aware computing world and mobile devices can not only help us enjoy the ride but create and capture new experiences as well.

Alienware m16 R2 Gaming Laptop: Starts at $1,499, as tested $1,849 Dell has reimagined its new mid-sized Alienware m16 R2 gaming laptop, and the result is a more efficient yet still potent, Intel Meteor Lake-powered beauty. Clean Understated Design Solid, Balanced Performance Quality Keyboard... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 - Starting MSRP $1,899, Currently On Sale For $1,499 The 16-inch Samsung Galaxy Book4 Pro 360 is powered by Intel's latest Meteor Lake platform, features a giant trackpad, a beautiful AMOLED display, a 360 degree display hinge and fantastic battery life. Good CPU performance for the form... Read more...
Much has been written about the performance of Arm-based processors exceeding that of x86-64 CPUs, but depending on your perspective, that fully hasn't come to pass. There are Apple's M-series processors that do perform competitively in many tasks, along with an array of data center-focused products that emphasize... Read more...
Dell XPS 16 (2024): Starting @ $1,699, $3,399 As Tested The Dell XPS 16 is a premium laptop with a polarizing design that is well suited to many uses cases, but its price point could give some consumers pause. Gorgeous But Polarizing Design Large, Stunning OLED Panel Solid Battery Life Discrete GPU Delivers Gaming And... Read more...
OnePlus Watch 2: Starting at $299.99 The OnePlus Watch 2 brings great performance and elegant design, with a WearOS hybrid setup that also ensures long battery life. Bright, sharp display Multiple days of battery life Sleek steel design Runs Google's WearOS Only available in a beefy 47mm size Missing some health and... Read more...
For all the advances that have been made in wireless technologies, at times it still feels like we’re stuck in the stone age of connectivity. However, with the advancements in mobile, 5G and WiFi technologies, that's beginning to change. At Mobile World Congress, Qualcomm introduced its FastConnect 7900 Mobile... Read more...
Qualcomm is making a splash at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC) event in Barcelona Spain, with several announcements, one of which is the introduction of its Snapdragon X80 5G Modem-RF system. Harnessing the capabilities of AI, Qualcomm is pitching its latest-generation modem as the most advanced... Read more...
Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra: Starting at $1,299.99 The Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra is blazing fast, impeccably designed with great cameras, and pricey. Excellent performance OLED screen is flat and beautiful Titanium frame Included S Pen stylus Powerful camera array Android 14 with seven years of updates is great High... Read more...
OnePlus 12 - Starting At $799, Find It On Amazon The OnePlus 12 is a no-compromise Android flagship that offers a beautiful display, excellent cameras, outstanding battery life, and superb value. Unrivaled value Gorgeous display Excellent cameras Outstanding battery life Fast wired/wireless charging, charger in box Clean and responsive software... Read more...
Samsung has officially taken the wraps off the Galaxy S24 family. As usual, we've already learned plenty about Samsung's new flagship phones thanks to the many, many leaks, but now we're getting to see what Samsung has in store for its big AI play. These phones have a raft of new "Galaxy AI" features, along with a... Read more...
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro: Starting at $1,199.99 The Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro might not look the part, but it's the most powerful gaming phone on the market currently, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3. Excellent performance Slimmer design and IP68 rated Secondary USB-C port for charging and accessories Programmable shoulder buttons Ample gaming... Read more...
ASUS has been making Android phones since the early days of the platform, long before we settled on the standard flat glass slab form factor. ASUS tried its hand at convertible Android laptops and phones that turned into tablets, but even after giving up on all of that, it kept experimenting with its gaming-focused... Read more...
Microsoft has spent most of the last couple of decades playing catchup in an number of key growth markets. Microsoft, however, is now in a leadership position in the AI space thanks in part to its partnership with OpenAI. The company's GPT-infused Copilot has popped up in Windows, Office, Bing, Edge, and now it's on... Read more...
Status Between 3ANC Wireless Earbuds - MSRP $249, Sale Price $179 The Status Between 3ANC wireless earbuds could provide Android owners with a viable alternative to Apple Airpods. Multipoint connectivity Excellent sound stage across lows and highs Ability to use either right or left earbud alone Great call quality... Read more...
Well, that was a scary few days—Apple has convinced an appeals court to let it sell the latest Apple Watch hardware, pausing an import ban imposed by the International Trade Commission (ITC). So, you can once again head to Apple's website or your nearest brick-and-mortar Apple store to get the Apple Watch Series 9 or... Read more...
HHKB Studio: MSRP - Starting at $429 The first major upgrade to the legendary, original HHKB packs a ton of features into a tiny package. Hotswappable switches Mouse pointer built in Efficient compact layout Comes with high-quality PBT keycaps Steep learning curve Uses AA batteries instead of a rechargeable  Only available in black-on-charcoal... Read more...
Ask anyone in the chip industry, and you'll probably get a similar answer: chiplet-based CPU designs are the way of the future for high-performance, advanced processors, and it's fairly likely that most highly-integrated CPU architectures will be headed that way eventually. Intel obviously agrees, as the company has... Read more...
A reckoning has come for mobile app stores. Apple is, by all accounts, going to be forced to open up app distribution on the iPhone thanks to Europe's Digital Markets Act, and Epic has bested Google in court to show that the Play Store is an illegal monopoly. In a separate case, Google was sued by numerous state... Read more...
Google has invested heavily in artificial intelligence research over the past decade, and it paid off when researchers developed transformer algorithms in 2017—then it did nothing with it. Transformers are the underlying technology for all the fancy new generative AI applications. It was caught flatfooted when... Read more...
HP Omen Transcend 16 Gaming Laptop (Starts at $1,699, as tested $2,199.99) HP's Omen Transcend 16 is a mid-sized but thin and very clean 16-inch gaming laptop with just a few caveats, and it should be on your short list to consider. Gorgeous design Great gaming and content creation performance Fast, crisp display Easy... Read more...
The holiday season is upon us, and Google has some early presents for Android fans. A raft of new features are beginning to roll out today. They run the gamut from phones, to TV, to wearables, to the Google Messages app. Google has split its surprise feature drop into two parts, with a special focus on Google... Read more...
On paper, the Pimax Crystal is one of the best VR headsets currently available on the market, boasting rather impressive displays and overall capabilities. However, all of that comes at a cost and performance premium that many people may not quite be able to afford. Despite this, if you are looking for a solid VR... Read more...
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