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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.


Moto G Review: The Best Cheap Phone, But Still A Cheap Phone

Cheap smartphones — we mean really cheap, off-contract smartphones — are terrible. They’re tormented by horrid, pixilated screens, they’re slower than your grandma, and they feel like they’re held together by Scotch tape. The $249 Moto G is none of those things. It definitely has significant shortcomings, but put simply, you can’t get a better cheap phone.


Sony Xperia Z1S: This Thing Could Be Really, Really Good

In what is certainly the most enticing phone we’ve seen at CES thus far, Sony’s Xperia Z1S is here, and it looks like an absolute powerhouse (as does its little buddy, for those who like smaller phones). Where to begin?


Nexus 5 Review: The Best Android Can Offer (Especially For The Price)

This year, after having leaked more than a shot-up sieve, the long-awaited Nexus 5 is here with Android 4.4 (KitKat) in tow. It’s most definitely one of the best phones you can buy, even if it doesn’t quite meet its inflated expectations.


Galaxy Gear Smartwatch Review: A Pain In The Wrist

The Galaxy Gear wants desperately to be the vanguard of a new era of wearable computers. But while it promises more than the rest of the pack, if anything it makes absolutely clear that the future’s still a long ways off.


A Love Letter To My First Four Phones

Last month was spent in a state of upheaval. After seven years in New York I was heading back to the opposite coast, which had led me to go though of the hundreds of kilos of accumulated junk one accidentally collects in boxes over the years.


Core CGT400 Trimmer Review: This Electric Trimmer Is A Gas

Petrol-powered weed eaters are burly enough to chop down the thickest underbrush, no doubt. But they’re also noisy, smelly and expensive to run. Instead, take the CGT400 Trimmer from CORE GasLess Power for a spin.


Google Now For IPhone And IPad: It's Here, And It's Great

Rumours have been swirling that Google Now (the Big G’s super-useful personal assistant application) would be coming to the search page on Google.com, but surprise! Our friends on iOS are getting the love first. Starting today, Google Now will be rolled into the Google Search app for iPhone and iPad.


Seagate Wireless Plus Portable Drive Review: No Wi-Fi, No Problem

Seagate’s new Wireless Plus portable harddrive has 1TB of storage — double that of its predecessor — for the same price. It lets you stream to your iPad by creating its own Wi-Fi network. It’s very useful — that is, if you have very specific needs.


The Nexus 4's Charging Orb Is Now On Sale In Google Play, But Only In The US

The Nexus 4 has been around for a few months now, but the Android phone’s pretty wireless orb charger is just now available in the Google Play store. The only catch is that you have to be in the US to get it. Don’t worry, there are ways around it.