Review: Seagate IronWolf 10TB Hard Drive

Features and performance Is it possible to have too much storage space? Not so long ago, we were carrying everything that mattered to us on 1.44MB floppy disks, and yet here we are reviewing Seagate’s latest internal hard drive that offers a tremendous 10TB of storage space. While hard drive capacities of these sizes may […]

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Review: Updated: Microsoft Surface Pro 3

Introduction and design Knock it for the Windows 8 launch. Lay into it for how it debuted the original Xbox One. But, when it comes to the Surface Pro 3, don’t pull out the torches and pitchforks just yet – Microsoft is onto something here. Over the past few years, the Redmond, Wash. Windows maker […]

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Hands-on review: LaCie Rugged USB-C 2TB

LaCie is probably not a name you’d recognise as a popular hard drive vendor. However, the Seagate-owned French brand (‘Cie’ is a shorter version of ‘company’ in French) has carved out a nice little niche in the crowded storage market. Our review of the Porsche Design Mobile Drive 4TB left us hungry for more. That […]

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Review: Updated: Microsoft Surface Book

Introduction and design In its short tenure as a hardware maker, Microsoft has become the defacto trailblazer for Windows-running devices. It all started with the lofty promise that its Surface tablet could replace your laptop. We were skeptical about it three years ago, but after the Surface Pro 3, Microsoft nearly perfected the formula and […]

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Review: Updated: OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Introduction It’s much better to think of El Capitan as an OS X update that adds some spit and polish to its predecessor, OS X 10.10 Yosemite, while also providing some convenient tweaks and features. And despite some minor pain points, Apple has succeeded in that respect. If you’re wondering whether you should make the […]

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Review: Updated: MacBook

Introduction Did you buy the 12-inch MacBook? I did, but not because I wanted one. No: the laptop I really wanted was a new MacBook Air, or even a redesigned 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro with a sleeker chassis. Of course, neither came. And like many other Air fans, I realised that another year was to […]

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Review: Updated: Windows 10

Introduction After more than 365 days, this make-or-break version of Microsoft’s veteran Windows operating system is off to a strong start. And, the way in which new features and improvements keep arriving means that the Anniversary Update is a notable improvement over what shipped in July 2015. We’re a long way from Windows 8 now, […]

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Review: Updated: Microsoft Surface Pro 4

Design, display, Surface Pen and Type Cover There’s no doubt in our minds that the Surface Pro 3 was wildly successful. In fact, with its flagship tablet, Microsoft went so far as to inspire its OEMs to make their own award winning 2-in-1s in a similar vein. It shouldn’t come as a surprise then that […]

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Review: Sierra: macOS 10.12 Sierra

Siri, Tabs and iCloud Drive By the time you read this, the latest version of Mac OS X – sorry – macOS, will be available to download from the App Store. macOS 10.12 Sierra, to give it its full title, finally sees Apple move away from the OS X nomenclature given to every version of […]

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Hands-on review: AOC U3277PWQU

Better-than-full-HD monitors are becoming cheaper with the average price of 4K models dropping markedly compared to just two years ago. That, coupled with the fact that most models now come with 60Hz input, means that there has never been a better time to buy a 4K display. However, competition comes from 4K televisions which can […]

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