The best of 2014

Chris Wood

Acer's Aspire Switch 12 is can be used as a tablet, notebook or all-in-one

Acer has produced a number of hybrid systems over the last year, but the Aspire 12 is one of its most versatile machines yet. The new system offers five different usage modes, including all-in-one functionality.  Read More

The MB Chronowing is a fashion timepiece with smartwatch features (Image: Gilt)

HP has quietly announced a partnership with fashion designer Michael Bastian, producing a new wearable that opts for classic timepiece looks over cutting edge technology. The device, known as the MB Chronowing, isn’t fitted with a touchscreen and might only offer limited smartwatch functionality, but may well appeal to more fashion-conscious consumers.  Read More

The Samsung Galaxy A3 and A5 are scheduled to arrive first in China this November In recent months, Samsung has placed a stronger emphasis on premium build materials for its smartphones. The Galaxy A3 and A5 continue that trend, being the first full metal handsets we’ve seen from the company. However, neither device is flagship smartphone material, with mid-range specs across the board.  Read More

Lenovo's new 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2 runs on Windows 8.1 and treads the line between tablet ...

Lenovo has announced the 13-inch Yoga Tablet 2, a Windows 8.1 system that offers familiar Yoga aesthetics. The new addition to the Yoga Tablet 2 family completes the Android/Windows pairings announced earlier this month, and presents an interesting blend of tablet and Ultrabook.  Read More

The Microsoft Band takes the same approach as the Samsung Gear Fit, blending fitness track...

Microsoft’s new wearable, known as the Band, is a sensor-packed, understated wearable that provides both solid fitness tracking and limited smartwatch functionality. It might be a little late to the wearable tech party, but it looks to be a good option whether you’re a Windows Phone user or not.  Read More

Sony's PS4 Remote Play service is now available on Xperia Z3 devices One of the most innovative features of Sony’s PlayStation 4 console is its ability to stream games to other Sony devices over Wi-Fi. This was previously limited to the company’s PlayStation Vita handheld and PlayStation TV micro console. With the release of a corresponding app on the Google Play Store, owners of the Xperia Z3, Z3 Compact and Z3 Tablet can now also get access to the feature.  Read More

The Oppo N3 smartphone features a swiveling camera, fingerprint sensor and improved intern...

Chinese manufacturer Oppo has announced the successor to last year’s N1 smartphone, with the new handset offering a motorized swiveling camera that’s ideal for selfie-obsessed users. Known as the N3, the handset offers a fingerprint sensor and improved internals.  Read More

The Graphics Amplifier provides a powerful, if somewhat limited tool for upping notebook g...

Every PC gaming aficionado knows that no matter how high the price tag, a notebook will never quite be able to match a desktop computer when it comes to raw power. Alienware’s Graphics Amplifier provides a simple solution to the issue, allowing users to easily turbo-boost their notebook performance while at home.  Read More

The Névo watch is a fashion-first fitness tracker with stylish looks and vibration alerts

While recent wearable releases like the Moto 360 and LG G Watch R have successfully blurred the line between smartwatch and fashion accessory, they’re still more tech product than jewelery piece. At first glance, the Névo looks like a straightforward analogue watch, but it’s actually packing some reasonable fitness tracking tech under the hood.  Read More

CyberPowerPC's new system packs top-shelf specs and a couple of useful extra features

Custom manufacturer CyberPowerPC has announced its latest gaming machine in the form of the Fangbook III HX6. If you’re familiar with gaming laptops, then you’ll know that they have a tendency to get a little hot when running intensive titles. The company thinks it has a solution to this problem, augmenting its latest system with a kickstand that allows for better airflow, leading to improved cooling.  Read More

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