Reviews

REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S6 - Turning the tables on the iPhone 6

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The Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge are the best phones Samsung has ever made and the best Android phones you can buy. Plus, there's that curved screen.

REVIEW: Alcatel's OneTouch Idol 3

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Alcatel has hit the market with an Android smartphone that packs lots of premium-specced features for less than premium price.

REVIEW: Dell Venue 8 7000 tablet - Terrible name, terrific device

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Dell isn’t a name you normally associate with premium tablets but the Venue 8 7000 the Android tablet to beat.

Smartphone Smackdown: HTC One M9 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6

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This year’s heavyweight bout in the Android space is between the Samsung Galaxy S6 and the HTC One M9 and with HTC's Galaxy killer set to land in Australia next week, here's how the two stack up.

REVIEW: Chromebook Pixel

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Paying $US1300 for a beautiful computer that just browses the web might seem insane but the second-edition of Google's Chromebook Pixel certainly commands attention.

Apple’s New MacBook: Trading ports and power for portability

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Like the first Air, this is Apple’s attempt to reimagine the laptop all over, now for the smart devices age.

The best of MWC 15 - Did Samsung make the cut?

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This year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona featured thousands of shiny new gadgets and technologies from both heavy hitters and new players. Here are some that deserve your dollars in 2015.

First look: HTC One M9

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With new cameras, great audio and a menu that arranges app icons based on their usage HTC’s new premium smartphone is its best effort yet.

Samsung Gear VR: A shallow dip into the virtual pool

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Virtual reality isn’t mainstream just yet, but Samsung's Gear VR is a significant step in taking VR to the masses.

VIDEO: The Chinese contender ready to tackle Apple and Samsung

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Chinese outfits have been making phones for a while now, but it has taken them until now to pose some serious headaches for the premium players.

REVIEW: OPPO R5 and the N3

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The Chinese smartphone maker's R5 is almost the perfect mid-range smartphone but its play in the phablet space with the N3 falls well short of the mark.

Hands-on review: Raspberry Pi 2- The thrill of tinkering

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The Raspberry Pi is the antithesis of our polished, hermetically sealed Apple and Windows PCs. It isn’t going to be everyone’s idea of fun but incredibly satisfying for the adventurous.

REVIEW: YotaPhone 2 - From Russia with love

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With an AMOLED display on the front and a second E Ink screen on the back this new, improved Russian-made smartphone is turning heads.

Ultrabook or hybrid?: What's best for you

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If you’re buying a notebook, you are bound to have this conversation: “Do I want a dedicated ultrabook or a pull-apart that also gives me a ­tablet?” Here's how the best in both categories match up.

Pushing the megapixel threshold

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Canon and Olympus have new cameras that are putting an emphasis back on the megapixel.

REVIEW: Amazon's Alexa is no match for Siri

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Amazon's voice-activated virtual assistant who lives in the $US200 Echo smart speaker gets lost on basic requests.

Sony SmartWatch 3: The Walkman gets a new home

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It's official. The legendary Sony Walkman now sits inside a watch on your wrist, not in your pocket or around the waist.

REVIEW: Moto X 2.0

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The original Moto X was one of the best Android smartphones around and now Motorola is back with a bigger and more powerful successor.

Laptops for the long haul: Two-day battery life is here

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We demand the impossible from our gadgets but with laptops we're actually getting close to having it all.

Dell XPS 13 Review: Has the MacBook met its match?

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Laptop makers have been playing catch-up with the hardware in Apple’s MacBook Air for some time and it looks like the 2015 version of the XPS 13 just might have the goods.

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