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The Best Action Camera: Q2 2014 Edition

You can’t just do something dangerous and insane these days without filming it for posterity. And while action cameras let us relieve these life-highlights over and over, they aren’t all created equal. We decided to see for ourselves which one could handle your extreme adventures best.


PlayStation 4 Versus Xbox One: The Comparison We Had To Make

Two new gaming consoles. Both very powerful. Both very ambitious. Both about to meet head to head… and do battle for your time, money and attention, as well as the fate of the universe!


Happy Hour: Best Non-Alcoholic Beer

Non-alcoholic beers take a lot of flack, and rightly so. The great majority of them taste like swampwater (and give you less of a buzz). But are any of them actually good? We tried 14 different non-alcoholic beers to find out. And the answer is a definitive yes.

Note: This is a US post, with US beers, though you can get some brands like Clausthaler in Australia. Some Giz readers have also suggested places like the Bavarian Bier Café may even stock Paulaner. We like beer, even fake beer. So decided to run the story despite its US-centric nature.


Battlemodo: Best Cheap Bluetooth Headphones

Bluetooth headphones have a whole bunch of advantages – mostly that there’s no headphone cable to tie itself in Gordian-beating knots — but one thing they sure aren’t is cheap. That’s why we’ve corralled together the best budget Bluetooth headphones going, to see if any of them have the chops to replace lower-priced cabled cans.


Best Streaming Radio: Bestmodo Showdown

Turning an online music service into a powerful automated DJ isn’t easy. You can give an algorithm millions of songs and millions of data points, but it’s still not going to have any style. So of all your options — including Google’s new All Access — which streaming radio service is most worth your time? We found out.


The Best Bag To Carry Your Mirrorless Camera

Finding a comfortable way to carry around your gear is always a challenge for photographers. DSLRs are heavy. Lenses are big. Many enthusiasts — even pros — are turning to mirrorless cameras and their small footprints as a way to lighten the load. But you still need a bag, the perfect bag, to accommodate your shrunken gadgets.


Battlemodo: The Best Smartphone Camera

A zillion new smartphones are going to be announced soon at Mobile World Congress, each promising camera advancements that may or may not live up to the hype. But before we get there, we wanted to take stock of how good the cameras are in the smartphones you can buy now. Here’s how the flagships measure up.


Battlemodo: The Best Electric Razor

Electric razors have always had a bit of a bum rap, derided for being louder and less efficient than a “real” blade. But electric razors today look more like Jetsons props than mid-century mechanisations. We collected and tested four of the best shavers on the market. Here’s what made the cut.


This Summer's Best Water Gun

It’s hot out there, which naturally pushes us towards soaking one another with jets of cold water. Maybe you want a summertime arsenal for your kids, or maybe you’re just… youthful. Regardless, here’s the best new water gun.


The Best Fan For Your Desk

It’s hot. You’re either at work or sweating yourself to death in your home office. All of those things suck. Yet you can fix them if you put the perfect compact fan on your desk.