Category : Gadgets

Smartwatch-making company CEO: Smartwatches are pointless

There’s firm, tough leadership, and then there’s … whatever this is. Calling one of your company’s newest high-profile releases essentially useless probably isn’t the best way to boost team morale — but that didn’t stop Huawei Deputy Chairman and rotating…

No Comments / 16 View / April 26, 2017

This tech giant just hit two impressive clean energy milestones

Cloud computing giant Salesforce has achieved two big feats: net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its direct operations, and a “carbon-neutral cloud” for all its customers. The San Francisco firm on Thursday said it reached the environmental milestones by investing in…

No Comments / 15 View / April 22, 2017

Let’s face it: Smartwatches are a complete and utter failure

The CEO of Chinese electronics maker Huawei raised eyebrows this week when he publicly trashed smartwatches. “I am always confused as to what smartwatches are for when we have smartphones,” Eric Xu Zhijun said, adding that he would never ever…

No Comments / 39 View / April 20, 2017

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a US startup focused on computer vision

Baidu is acquiring xPerception, a U.S. startup specialized in computer vision, according to Reuters. Details are sparse, but we know the startup has its own module for object recognition and depth perception that can be deployed on robots and drones….

No Comments / 21 View / April 11, 2017


While TVs have become better and better over the past 15 years, audio has taken several steps backwards. Many of us have sacrificed fidelity in pursuit of convenience and portability, adopting inferior audio codecs such as MP3 and making them…

No Comments / 36 View / February 25, 2017


Gaming is an expensive hobby; most of the top gaming laptops cost well over $1,000 and feature Nvidia’s most powerful graphics cards: the 1060, 1070 and 1080. However, some affordable gaming rigs now have the new GTX 1050 or 1050…

No Comments / 22 View / February 14, 2017


PROS Superbly low input lag Good contrast and colour Strong movie performance CONS Slight noise in dark movie scenes Some black crush in the best all-round lamp setting Minor DLP rainbowing KEY FEATURES Single-chip DLP projector Low input lag mode…

No Comments / 31 View / February 13, 2017

HP SPECTRE X360 15 (2017) REVIEW:

THE GOOD: Beautifully designed and with practically no missteps, the HP Spectre x360 15 has a great keyboard and trackpad, 4K display, above-average sound system with solid battery life and decent performance for the money. THE BAD: It’s not particularly…

No Comments / 20 View / February 11, 2017


Final Audio makes some bizarre earphones, a lot of which aren’t really made for western ears. The Final F7200 don’t suddenly hurtle into the mainstream. They are £400 earphones that appear to be made of miniaturised bits of plumber’s pipework….

No Comments / 29 View / February 10, 2017

Long-awaited BeatsX earphones finally arriving this week

After leaving us hanging for five months, Apple’s new BeatsX headphones will finally go on sale this Friday, according to a new report. The $150 wireless headphones will be available in white and black, as well as previously unannounced gray…

No Comments / 12 View / February 7, 2017