For years, the MacBook Pro was the weapon of choice for people willing to plunk down good money for a powerful laptop with slick design. That it's a staple of both hip coffee shops and design studios reflects just how elegantly it balances the needs of the aesthete and the power user. But when it comes to sleek, well-designed, powerful laptops, it's no longer the obvious choice. Nearly every laptop maker has a striking machine that will bring tears to your eyes when your credit card bill arrives.
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Just because Apple drove a nail into the MacBook Air's coffin doesn't mean you have to give up your dream of owning an Apple computer for $2000 or less. While the new MacBook Pros start out at $2200 — and can hit prices as high as $4249 — the MacBook and iPad Pro both start out under the $2000 mark. So if you're really hankering for the Apple experience, then one of these two is your best cheap bet. But which one?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Staying fit is important. Even if it seems enjoyable to lie on the couch and devour hours of YouTube videos on your iPad, science says you're actually happier when you exercise. Fortunately, gadgets can fit in with your gym routine, and the right apps can even make it better. We've tested dozens of fitness apps, including ones that can help you train for a marathon, stick to a diet or do a downward-facing dog pose with the precision of a yogi. If you're serious about getting into shape, here's what you should download first.
The pace of development in the SSD world is staggeringly awesome, as each generation of SSD controllers has delivered substantial increases in performance and reliability, while at the same time we've seen flash prices drop like a stone. It's a great time to be storing and accessing data, for sure, but we've also seen the market dominated by a trio of SSD controllers from SandForce, Marvell and Indilinx, with different vendors applying their own tweaks to the drives' firmware to differentiate them.
If you're interested in noise-cancelling headphones, you're probably looking for refuge from the roar of jet engines or the murmurs from the water cooler. Good ones should make you deaf to the world around you. Like earplugs only better — because you're listening to your favourite music in a completely oblivious trance.