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HTC 10 review: Back to basics

For HTC, the 10 is a return back to the basic concept of a smartphone. It’s also a direct response to the heavy criticism the M9 received last year, likely…

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Holograms are here: Head-on with HoloLens

Two years ago, I lifted the lid off a box and placed a piece of the future on my face. After I powered up my Google Glass and the display lit…

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iPhone SE review: A 4-inch potent blend of old and new

One thing is clear about Apple’s iPhone SE – it’s for people who like small smartphones. A few hours into using the SE I quickly realized the smartphone is not designed for…

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iPhone SE Hands-on: Power in a 4-inch package

It looks like the recent iPhone SE rumours were almost completely accurate. At its Cupertino, California-based central campus today, Apple finally revealed a product industry observers have predicted the company has been…

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9.7-inch iPad Pro Hands-on: Same tablet, smaller build

Today’s theme at Apple is clear: Users want smaller iOS devices, and the company has delivered. At Apple’s press conference this morning, the Cupertino, California-based company revealed a 9.7-inch iPad…

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Sony Xperia X Hands-on: A new mid-range contender?

With LG and Samsung stealing much of the attention at this year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, it’s easy to forget other manufacturers are also announcing new smartphones at the…

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LG 360 VR Hands-on: A new mid-level VR competitor

It seems the rumours were true, Samsung and HTC are no longer the only mobile OEMs with virtual reality ambitions. LG wants in on the burgeoning VR technology industry with…

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge Hands-on

And then there were two. Contrary to some rumours suggesting Samsung would be releasing a triad of new smartphones, the company has narrowed it down to a duo in the…

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Samsung Gear 360 Hands-on

With a VR headset in tow, it was probably a foregone conclusion that Samsung would also come to market with a 360-degree camera to create content for it. Enter the…

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The iPhone 6s Plus, six months later (Video)

I’m going to preface this video by stating that I used a Nexus device for three years before deciding to make the switch to the iPhone 6s Plus. Apple’s latest iPhone…

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ZTE Axon Pro review

Last October, I got to speak to some really smart people about the difficulties in building a brand in a new country. Those people worked for ZTE, the Chinese giant trying…

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Are big tablets the future of small TVs? Samsung thinks so

In mid-January, as the afternoon’s grey light faded into typical winter darkness, the MobileSyrup and BetaKit offices prepared to multitask. News slowly trickled in, as it does post-CES, but we had…