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Nexus 6 Hands-On: So Big, So Beautiful

Google broke more than a couple of hearts when it announced that its new Android flagship, the Nexus 6, was going to be a whale. Now that I’ve seen it up close, I can tell you that, yes, this sucker is huge. But that’s not a bad thing.


Nexus 9 Hands-On: Android's iPad Air Is A Looker, Not A Stunner

The last time HTC made a tablet, it was basically just an overweight smartphone with subpar specs. The new Nexus 9, however, is actually worthy of your consideration.


The Sony Z3 Compact Is Android's Best-Kept Secret

Small and powerful smartphones are an endangered species, like the California Condor of the mobile world. If you want a top-tier phone that fits in a normal hand, the iPhone 6 is practically your only stateside option. But you know what? An exotic handset designed for Japan and Europe could have everything you’ve ever craved.


iMac With Retina Display Eyes-On: It's Gorgeous, Of Course

The Apple iMac with Retina display looks brilliant. I mean, of course it does: There are just too many freaking pixels here (and too much of Apple’s reputation for excellence) for it to be anything but stellar.


iPad Air 2 And iPad Mini 3 Hands-On: One Of These Tablets Feels Awesome

Say hello to the iPad Air 2, the Apple tablet that’s thinner than a pencil. I just held one at Apple’s event, and I have to say: oh gosh is it thin and light and gorgeous. Enough so, in fact, to completely overshadow the new iPad mini.


Inside The Galaxy Note 4's Virtual Reality Ambitions

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is now the best big phone you can buy, but it’s also something more. It’s the first smartphone designed with virtual reality in mind — just slot it into the Gear VR headset and a whole new world opens up. I say “the first” because I learnt something intriguing at Oculus Connect last month: Samsung is planning to build more.


HTC Re: Australian Photo Tests

So HTC thinks it can make a camera, eh? We’ll see about that. We were in New York last week with one of the very first Re camera units from HTC, and we decided to put it through its paces around the City That Never Sleeps.


HTC Desire Eye: Australian Hands On

With a lens that looks like a giant robot staring at you, the HTC Desire Eye looks stylishly intimidating, but what’s it like to use? We went hands on to find out.


Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro Hands On: Yes, The Hinge Is A Giant Watch Band

The backflipping Lenovo Yoga single-handedly made laptops cool again. The Yoga 2 Pro added a backlit keyboard and a brilliant 3200 x 1800 QHD screen. Now, Lenovo’s going for broke with the third generation of its transforming touchscreen machine. Not only is the new $2200 Yoga 3 Pro thinner and lighter, it has a freaking watch band consisting of 813 precision-machined, hand-assembled components holding up its infinitely positionable screen.


HTC Re: Australian Hands On

Point-and-shoot cameras teeter on the edge of extinction, rendered obsolete by our smartphones. But shooting with iPhones or juggling our Android handsets aren’t always the best or most comfortable; just the most convenient. What’s the solution? HTC thinks they can ease our collective mobile photography pains with a camera that looks like a periscope.


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