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A safe Galaxy S9 gives LG a huge opportunity in 2018

As the Galaxy S9 approaches, you’d be forgiven for thinking smartphones in 2018 will be a battle between Samsung and Apple. Don’t count LG out

Samsung vs. Acer Mixed Reality headsets: Which handles VR best?

Hardware The difference between Samsung’s and Acer’s headsets is immediately clear. The only thing remarkable about Acer’s aesthetic is the glossy-blue plastic visor, which, together

HP Omen X VR Backpack Review

You’ve never seen a PC like HP’s Omen X Compact Desktop. It’s a powerful gaming rig, and it’s small enough to do double duty as a

Windows 10 on ARM: 4 facts you need to know

In what could possibly be the biggest shake-up to Windows in years, Microsoft and Qualcomm announced the first ARM-powered Windows 10 PCs today, promising all-day

ASUS NovaGo and HP ENVY x2 hands-on review : Snapdragon’s Windows stars

Welcome to the familiar: I’ve just spent some time with the first Windows 10 on Snapdragon devices, HP’s ENVY x2 and ASUS’s NovaGo, and they’re

Qualcomm invades Intel’s turf with Snapdragon PCs that push battery life over performance

Qualcomm showed Snapdragon PCs from Asus and HP that promise two-day battery life and always-on connections. Qualcomm is invading Intel’s turf, announcing Windows PCs that

Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti vs. GTX 1060 Max-Q vs. GTX 1060: What’s the Best Value?

Just when we thought we had this whole Nvidia Pascal thing figured out, the company throws us a curveball and introduces a Max-Q model of its GTX 1060 GPU.

Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1 (8th Gen Core) Review

Pros / Solid performance; Accurate audio; Decent viewing angles Cons / Stiff keyboard; slow SSD; Dim screen Verdict / The Dell Inspiron 13 5000 2-in-1

Dell Inspiron 15 5000 2-in-1 Review

Pros / Flexible 2-in-1 design; Newest Intel 8th-Gen CPU; Speedy 256GB SSD Cons / No USB-C port; Dull and dim display; Runs hot; Very short

Lenovo Yoga 720 (12-inch) Review

Pros / Stylish design; Great display; Loud audio; Solid performance; Clear webcam Cons / Short on ports; Doesn’t charge via USB Type-C Verdict / The

How to Play Battlefront 2 on a Cheap (or Old) Graphics Card

In one of today’s hottest new games, Star Wars Battlefront 2, you can participate in epic battles set in a galaxy far, far away. If

And finally: Nike boss talks FuelBand sequel and more

A look back on some of the lesser stories from a busy week in wearable tech Black Friday is over, Cyber Monday cometh. No doubt

Lenovo Explorer review : The Windows Mixed Reality family gets bigger

Windows Mixed Reality is very young so it’s hard to stamp a verdict on the platform, but Lenovo’s Explorer headset is a perfectly serviceable way

Best Laptops for Kids

These days, many 3-year-olds have their own tablets. So by the time children start advancing in elementary school and doing serious homework, they may need

Eve V 2-in-1 computer is coming: 5 things to know about it

It almost feels like there’s nothing that can be done for the 2-in-1 tablet form factor started by ASUS and then popularized by the Microsoft

Eve V Review

The Pros Clean, aluminum design; Brilliant display; RGB backlit keyboard; Includes keyboard and stylus; Thunderbolt 3 The Cons Less than stellar battery life; Performance weaker

Panasonic Toughbook CF-XZ6 review

OUR VERDICT Despite a great processor and speedy storage, the Panasonic CF-XZ6 isn’t the usable device most business users need and expect at this price.

Logitech Craft Review

Pros Excellent for typing Can greatly enhance workflow Major applications supported Cons Very expensive Patchy media key support Limited functionality in unsupported apps No height

Surface Book 2 Review (15-inch): The MacBook Pro eater

PROS Excellent performance Beautiful touchscreen display Strong battery life Microsoft’s build-quality is incredible CONS Not inexpensive, though competitive against Apple Only one USB-C port No

Lenovo K8 Note Review

Weeks ago, Lenovo launched two of its mid-range smartphones that sport a dual camera setup, namely the K8 Plus and the K8 Note. We’re going to

HP Spectre (2017) review

The Good: HP upgrades the super-slim Spectre with a fast new CPU, a much-needed touchscreen and a cool new white-and-gold design. The Bad: Battery life isn’t in

Asus VivoMini VC68V review

OUR VERDICT A beautifully made and designed mini PC with tons of power, confusingly promoted by Asus as the perfect means to Skype, of all

Windows Mixed Reality Review

Key Features Multiple headset options Free for Windows 10 users Steam VR support incoming Multiple tiers of system requirements Editor’s Note: Windows Mixed Reality is still

Alldocube Thinker i35 review

OUR VERDICT The Alldocube Thinker i35 is a surprising laptop, showing that Chinese manufacturers are bold enough to try new things. The combination of a

The Best VR-Ready Laptops 2017

Virtual reality headsets like the Oculus Rift and the HTC Vive promise incredibly immersive experiences, including 360-degree games, apps and videos. But before you can take a walk on

Jibo Review: Alexa gets some cute competition

PROS Engaging movements really add to Jibo’s personality Facial-recognition makes the robot more proactive Far more personable than an Amazon Echo CONS Expensive compared to

Best College Laptops 2017

Every college student needs a laptop, but with so many options, the choice can be a daunting one. Start by reviewing our recommendations for the

Best 2-in-1s 2017 (Laptop/Tablet Hybrids)

If you want a laptop with the most versatility, a 2-in-1 that either bends back or detaches to switch into tablet mode is your best

HP Envy 13t (2017) Review

The Pros World-class keyboard; Light design; Long battery life; Strong performance; Great value The Cons Display doesn’t pop; Tinny audio Verdict The HP Envy 13t

Laptop Buying Guide: 8 Essential Tips

Compact enough to carry with you, yet versatile enough to run demanding applications, a laptop is the best tool for doing serious work or play