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ZTE Grand S Hands-On: Superphone Doesn’t Seem So Super

We love an underdog story. So when we saw that ZTE—a company which in the UK is not so synonymous with "quality" — was making a spec-monster phone, we were excited. After playing with it for about ten minutes, we're a bit less enthusiastic. Read More >>

ZTE Grand S Makes It Official: Everyone and Their Mother Will Make a Superphone This Year

The name ZTE doesn't mean a ton in the UK. The Chinese company has only had a handful of phones make it to our shores and they've been way on the low end. Now, suddenly, they're going for broke with the Grand S. Read More >>

This Kind of Ignorance Is What Gives Gadget Guys a Bad Name

At CES last week, in addition to all the gear and gadgets, there was something else on display: women. As with many trade shows — especially ones aimed at a male audience — CES was rife with booth babes. Read More >>

For the First Time in Years, Your Next PC Will Be Amazing

By now you're maybe sick of hearing about ultrabooks, the best chance Windows rigs have to catch up to Apple laptops in design, usability, build quality, and general good-and-wantable-product-ness. Don't be. This isn't the inevitable, dreary sameness that's made PCs so boring for the last decade. In fact, it's the opposite. Read More >>

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Ericsson Just Zapped a Rockabilly Song Through My Body

I think I can still feel my fingers tingling after I played with a stereo hooked up to Ericsson's new capacitive coupling technology, which uses the water in the human body to transmit data instead of cables or radio waves. Read More >>

How to Cover a Ginormous Show With a Million Gadgets in the Middle of the Desert and Not Die

Covering something as massive and amazing and crushing and utterly divorced from reality as CES is half art, half science, and if you want to do it well, all heart. Read More >>

Sharkfin Promises Custom-Fitted Earbuds For Just £5

Having customers build their own cheap furniture helped IKEA build an empire. So a Canadian company hopes the same approach will work when it comes to custom-fitted earbuds. Read More >>

CaseMate’s Phallic Snap Case Harnesses the Awesome Power Of Slap Wrap

There are literally more iPhone cases on the show floor than CES attendees, but only one that uses the same bracelet technology that made the 90's easy to forget. Read More >>

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Two Dudes in Suits Passed Out on Forklifts

Okay, okay, so it's not a forklift. Whatever it is, that can't be comfy. But sometimes, you've just gotta konk. I feel you, fellas. I feel you. Read More >>

The Best Booth at CES

Samsung doesn't build a booth at CES. They build a small town. A small town with knowledgeable citizens and a beautiful Main Street. Really, the kind of place you want to take your family to for the summer. And they do it Every. Single. Year. Read More >>

The Best New Camera

It's beautiful, simple to use, and elegant. And the Fuji X-Pro1 is rightly going to end up in a lot of camera bags when it hits the streets. Read More >>

Watching Two Girls Listlessly Kick a Ball Is the Most Awkward Thing I’ve Seen at CES

Panasonic created the world's most depressing football field in their booth. The two girls that stood on opposite ends of the "field" are charged with kicking a ball back and forth. The ball isn't even filled with air. From the sound of the kicks, it seemed like it was filled with sand or sawdust. Read More >>

Haier’s Brain-Controlled TV Doesn’t Actually Control Anything

On the floor of CES, tucked away in Haier's booth is a TV set advertising BRAIN CONTROL. I was immediately intrigued. Could I think about wanting to watch the latest episode of Desperate Housewives and have it automatically flash on screen? I had to find out. Read More >>

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The New Windows 8 First Touch: This Is Windows?

It doesn't sound like particularly shimmery compliment, but the best thing that I can say about Microsoft's Metro UI is that after over a year of using it in various iterations, it still feels new. Not like never-breached-my-eyeballs-before new, but new as in the promise of something better, something from the future. But it's here, and I'm touching it with Windows 8. And it's going to redefine how like a bajillion people are going to use their computer over the next couple of years. Read More >>

Fever Dream of a Guilt-Ridden Gadget Reporter

I trudge past several million quid's worth of 3DTVs, looking for a good place to take a shit. The toilets are all filthy. CES attendees are overwhlemingly men. Men are filthy, especially when they've been drinking too much coffee and eating Vegas buffets. Read More >>