laptops
Everyone Exaggerates Laptop Battery Life Except Apple

A new study from Which? shows what we've all long suspected: many manufacturers hugely overstate how long their laptop batteries last. Read More >>

security
Great Reminder That You Need a Malware Scanner On Your Android Phone

Cyber Security firm Check Point has found malware on 38 Android devices from two separate corporate clients. That wouldn’t be a huge surprise but what they found worthy of note was that the malware was preinstalled “somewhere along the supply chain,” according to a blog post by the company. Read More >>

computers
ASUS Launches ‘Tinker Board’, Its Raspberry Pi Competitor With 4K Support

It doesn't matter if you want a computer the size of a card, a thumb drive or dice box — there's a manufacturer out there that has you covered. You can now count ASUS in that mix, with the launch of its "Tinker Board", a Cortex-powered mini-machine aimed at the Raspberry Pi crowd. Read More >>

asus
Asus’ Crazy New Phone Takes 92 Megapixel Photos

Whether it’s the Google Pixel or the Samsung Galaxy S7, companies are betting that the future of virtual reality will be ushered in by your mobile device. Now, you can add Asus to that list. The company just announced a new smartphone at CES that takes an adventurous and somewhat experimental leap into the world of mixed and virtual reality — and it actually looks pretty useful. Read More >>

internet
Asus Should Never, Ever Tweet

Laptop maker Asus should have learned a lesson from fellow laptop maker Razer: never tweet. The Taiwanese tech giant sent out a tweet yesterday that was so bad on so many levels, it’s amazing it was ever sent in the first place. Read More >>

smartwatches
Asus’ ZenWatch 3 Promises to Address the Most Annoying Thing About Smartwatches

Last year, Asus’s ZenWatch 2 was a really great and eminently affordable Android Wear device. This year, Asus is back with the ZenWatch 3, and it is addressing the pathetic battery-life problems that have plagued smartwatches for years. Read More >>

gadgets
These Three Companies Want to Revolutionise the Most Important Gadget in Your Home

Within the last two years, routers have gone from ugly boxes tucked away in shame to well-designed products, complete with a variety of new technologies and user-friendly interfaces. Led by ambitious Kickstarter projects like Eero, Luma, and Starry, routers are having a gadget moment—and that could finally help people realise how important the little box really is. Read More >>

asus
Asus Just Announced a MacBook Clone and Adorable Home Robot

Asus has had a busy morning announcing a slew of new products at the Computex 2016 technology expo in Taiwan. Here are some of the highlights—including a super skinny new MacBook rival and an insanely cute house robot. Read More >>

battlemodo
The Best Tablet for Under £150: Is the Nexus 7 Still King?

While the advent of the phablets means that increasingly-large smartphones are our go-to gadgets for pretty much everything, there are still a few very good reasons to own a tablet. They're still best for reading, watching movies and actually getting work done. Read More >>

reviews
Asus Zenfone Zoom Review: Taking a Closer Look at an Optical Zoom Phone

Your phone has been lying to you. Every time you zoom in to catch that perfect shot of that expensive gourmet burger you’re not actually zooming in. The software in your phone is really just cropping the image and blowing it up. To actually zoom your phone would need an optical lens, but the theory is that optical lenses tend to be too big, too bulky, and too delicate for a phone. The Asus Zenfone Zoom puts that theory to the test – much like the Samsung Galaxy S5 Zoom – by cramming a 3x optical zoom lens into a phone not much thicker than Asus’s budget-friendly Zenfone 2. Read More >>

amazon
Amazon Now Sells its Very Own ARM Chips

If you thought Amazon’s own-branded products were a little strange — baby wipes, anyone? — then things just got a little more serious. The retailer has just announced that it’s starting to sell its own ARM-based silicon chips. Read More >>

google
Google’s Computer-on-a-Stick Chromebit Makes it to Market

Earlier this year, Google announced the Chomebit: a Chrome OS-based computer on an HDMI stick that could turn any screen into a computer. Now, it’s officially going on sale, starting in the US, before spreading its wings to many more territories. Read More >>

augmented reality
ASUS is Making Its Own Hololens Headset

A few weeks back, Asus was in talks with Microsoft about building its own Hololens headset and becoming the first company outside of Microsoft to do so. It looks like Asus is going ahead with that plan. Read More >>

reviews
ZenWatch 2 Review: A Cheaper Way to Get Started With Smartwatches

Asus’ ZenWatch 2 looks good, and starting at €149 it might be worth it for the the few delightful tricks it can do. But it’s also unmistakably an entry-level smartwatch and remains hobbled by Android Wear’s basic limitations. Read More >>

laptops
ASUS ROG GX700 Hands-On: Water-Cooled Gaming Laptop is Sublime Overclocked Overkill

If the Philips AmbiLux TV stole my heart for its audacious projected immersive lighting tech, the batshit-crazy ASUS ROG GX700 water-cooled gaming laptop has had the same effect for me but in a laptop. This thing is an absolute beast. Read More >>