Date: Friday, 29 Aug 2014 05:29
Adobe Photoshop has long been the gold standard for image editing among professionals and photo enthusiasts. But for the average user who just wants to touch up the occasional photo, it can be hard to justify the cost and it probably does more way than you really need or care to do. There are plenty of free alternatives and we've rounded out our picks.
Date: Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 07:44
The fear of running out of battery wields such an extraordinary influence over how we use smartphones. We are never too far from a charger, and many of us carry a heavy, cumbersome power bank. I have good news: we are on the verge of true all day battery life.
Date: Wednesday, 27 Aug 2014 05:39
Most gaming notebooks have a certain stigma attached to them. While some of the better systems available are more than capable of running the latest graphically demanding PC games out there, they're often hulking beasts that can easily tip the scales at over 12 pounds. That's been changing, however, and the MSI GS70 Stealth Pro on our hands today is another example of powerful gaming laptops steering towards slimmer form factors.
Date: Monday, 25 Aug 2014 05:21
Having just three smartphones on the market has allowed Motorola to give each the time and polish needed for success. The Moto X's innovative contextual processing features made it a compelling option, while the Moto G is arguably the best sub-$200 device you can buy. Motorola's budget model, the Moto E, is also highly polished and aims to be the best option for $130, unlocked and off-contract.
Date: Friday, 22 Aug 2014 06:18
A SED, or self-encrypting drive, is a type of hard drive that automatically and continuously encrypts the data in it without any user interaction. What may surprise many is that a decent potion of the drives currently in the market are in fact SEDs. The method involves a Data Encryption Key that encrypts and decrypts data whenever data is written to the drive or read from it.
Date: Thursday, 21 Aug 2014 06:49
On an absolute basis, one device is clearly better than the other; but the expectations for what a Chromebook is supposed to do is so much lower that, relatively, Acer's C720 Chromebook feels like a better device than it really is. Asus' popular T100 budget hybrid, on the other hand, gets compared to other Windows laptops (or the iPad Air) and doesn't look as good in the comparison.
Date: Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 05:16
Logitech's new G402 is billed as the fastest gaming mouse money can buy for high-speed FPS gameplay, with a track speed of over 500 inches per second using the company's Fusion Engine sensor technology combining an accelerometer and gyroscope, as well as its Delta Zero sensor tech for extreme accuracy.
Date: Monday, 18 Aug 2014 06:44
Unlike Windows and OS X, Linux allows you to fully customize not only the look and feel of your desktop, but also its functionality as well as settings, through different desktop environments. We do a brief overview of the most popular Linux desktop environments to give you an idea about what each has to offer and what suits you the best.
Date: Friday, 15 Aug 2014 04:28
Released in early June, SanDisk's Extreme Pro is the successor to the venerable Extreme II, which was among the best SSDs of its generation in terms of performance and reliability. The drive is aimed at gamers, enthusiasts and professionals who demand the highest real-world performance, and will trade blows in that regard (and on pricing) with Samsung's excellent SSD 850 Pro.
Date: Thursday, 14 Aug 2014 07:30
I've wanted to write this for some time, but hadn't because there was no solid data to back-up my assertions. I do now. This is about why I believe the future of tablets (and by extension, computing) is 15-inches in display size, perhaps even 17-inches.
Date: Wednesday, 13 Aug 2014 13:08
With Crucial's MX100 series recently arriving for as low as $0.42 per gigabyte and hogging SSD sales as the new value king, the competition has been forced to respond. The OCZ Arc 100 SSD Series utilizes the tried and true Barefoot 3 M10 controller along with the latest A19nm Toshiba Multi-Level Cell (MLC) flash memory and is priced at $0.50 per gig for its 480GB and 240GB models.
Date: Tuesday, 12 Aug 2014 02:58
Leaving aside its wackier conspiracy theories, it's the quality - the prescience - of Deus Ex's story that makes it such a great game to play in 2014. Somehow, it seems timely: moment after moment of sneering, political philosophising about money, health, corporations and the poor, punctuated by regular, 400-volt jolts of: wait, when was this written?
Date: Monday, 11 Aug 2014 04:34
Targeting the entry-level market in Asian nations, the new Zenfone 5 offers something a little different for just $170. The device packs a 5.0-inch 720p display, 8MP camera, and a rarely-used Intel Atom dual-core SoC. A polished hardware offering and a form factor more closely in line with high-end devices could make this a fantastic choice for a small price.
Date: Friday, 08 Aug 2014 05:55
The TechSpot PC Buying Guide offers an in-depth list of today's best desktop PC hardware, spanning four unique yet typical budgets.
Date: Friday, 08 Aug 2014 02:13
Small Chinese companies like Xiaomi and OnePlus were able to create markets even while competitors like Apple and Samsung spend billions in advertising their smartphones. Their success is a blueprint for others to follow, whether they're running an established smartphone company or starting one.
Date: Thursday, 07 Aug 2014 07:29
The big thing most people misunderstand about Ballmer is that he's unbelievably smart. They see him going crazy on the stage and assume the man is a joke. I can assure you he's anything but.
Date: Tuesday, 05 Aug 2014 04:09
The spread of broadband Internet is changing the way we watch TV and movies. A lot of people are cutting the cable company cord or dropping that satellite service in favor of online streaming. If you've been wondering where you can find movies and TV shows to watch for free online without breaking the law, then we've got you covered.
Date: Monday, 04 Aug 2014 13:12
The small form factor tablet market has gotten pretty crowded, particularly when it comes to budget models, and while the generally fantastic Google Nexus 7 can be had for around $215 nowadays, going below that usually involves some compromises. Today, I'm checking out Asus' attempt at a low-cost Android tablet and whether it's worth a small amount of your cash.
Date: Saturday, 02 Aug 2014 15:18
For many people smartphone cameras have replaced standalone point-and-shoots as the go-to device for everyday photography. But just what goes in to making a good smartphone camera? What hardware do companies use? What do pixel sizes and f-stops really mean? In this article I'll be exploring the hardware, key terms associated with photography, and some comparisons along the way.
Date: Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 12:18
AMD promised many new APUs when unveiling its Kaveri architecture in January but until now has only been able to deliver two. Now the company is announcing an updated lineup and today we'll be looking at the $155 A10-7800, which comes in 45W or 65W TDP modes and has a full-blown R7 GPU featuring 8 CUs with 512 SPUs and 32 TAUs like the unlocked, range-topping A10-7850K.
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