Category Archives: Tech Reviews

Hestan Cue Cooktop Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

This Bluetooth-connected pan will work with Hestan’s new cooktop. Chris Monroe/CNET Hestan Smart Cooking will take the tech it used in its connected countertop system to a more permanent location in your kitchen. The company has created an induction cooktop that connects to Hestan Cue ($499.95 at Amazon.com) Bluetooth-enabled cookware and iOS/Android app, the company […]

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Far Cry 5 preview

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Far Cry 5 looks set to be not only one of the biggest games of 2018, but also one of the most controversial, pitting you against a far-right Christian sect in modern day Montana, a setting that might hit uncomfortably close to home for some. Still, touchy themes aside, Far Cry 5 follows more of the […]

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Roccat Leadr review: A multi-button wireless gaming mouse

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The Roccat Leadr is another all-out, bells and whistles, kitchen sink of a mouse, including a mass of buttons and a fancy charging dock. Perhaps crucially, though, it’s priced that bit lower than the other similarly specced-up models, making it the stand-out bargain. Roccat Leadr review: Build quality and design The most prominent feature you […]

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Metal Gear Survive preview: Hands-on

Metal Gear Survive preview: Hands-on Metal Gear Survive is the latest Metal Gear title being developed and published by Konami, set for release on 22 February this year. This is the first Metal Gear game to be developed following the departure of Hideo Kojima, the legendary Producer and Designer who has worked on the series […]

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JBL Xtreme 2 Release Date, Price and Specs – CNET

JBL’s Xtreme 2 ships this spring in three color options for $300. David Carnoy/CNET JBL announced several new products at CES 2018, some of which I covered from the show. One I didn’t get a chance to write up was the upcoming Xtreme 2 wireless speaker, the the next generation of the company’s well-regarded jumbo […]

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Asus ZenBook 13 UX331UAL review: Hands-on

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‘Tis the season for new ultralight laptops, as seemingly every computer manufacturer under the sun used CES 2018 as an excuse to unveil a new ultrabook. Dell revamped the XPS 13, Acer slimmed down the Swift 7 even more, and now Asus has revealed the new ZenBook 13. Where the Zenbook hopes to stand out […]

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Yamaha YAS-207 soundbar review: A taste of immersive audio in a spouse-friendly footprint

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Yamaha’s soundbars have wowed us, with many receiving our top recommendations in different categories. Yamaha’s latest entry, the YAS-207, marks a major step forward. It is the first soundbar to add DTS Virtual:X technology. DTS Virtual:X is such a significant and impressive feature that owners of previous-generation, entry-level Yamaha soundbars will want to upgrade to […]

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JBL Pulse 3 review: This weatherproof Bluetooth speaker puts on a fun light show

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It’s difficult to review products like the JBL Pulse 3. Does one rate it as a new-age lava lamp, as a waterproof Bluetooth speaker, or as the combination of both that it is? Call me old-school, but if a speaker doesn’t sound good, I don’t care how shiny it looks. At least at the Pulse […]

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2019 Hyundai Veloster Release Date, Price and Specs – Roadshow

Throughout its life, Hyundai’s Veloster has primarily traded on its funkiness. But for 2019, the Korean automaker hopes to imbue the unusual hatchback’s willfully odd personality with newfound refinement and tech. After taking a year-long sabbatical, the 2019 Veloster is back, and it’s wearing a fresh new look at today’s Detroit Auto Show. You may remember […]

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QNAP TS-231P2 review

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The market for personal NAS (Network Attached Storage) has blossomed in recent years. Propelled by the power and efficiency of modern ARM processors, the makers of these devices have long left behind the initial objective of affordable file storage and distribution. While lots of brands have tried their hand at NAS drives, a few names […]

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