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Fallout 4 VR review: An epic sense of scale bolsters this janky VR port

Fallout 4 VR makes a terrible first impression. Boot it up and it’s immediately clear it wasn’t built for VR first and foremost. The main menu does that thing where it’s just the original 2D menu projected in empty space. The “War never changes…” intro does the same. Then when you get into the actual game, you see a rudimentary version ... Read More »

Cambridge Audio CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player review: A classy chassis with Dolby Vision

When it comes to looks, opening discs quickly, and quality of playback you can’t do any better than Cambridge Audio’s $700 CXUHD 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player. At least for digital audio. Analog audio output is missing in action, so melding the CXUHD with older or retro sound systems will require a converter. The CXUHD is an all-metal (chassis and ... Read More »

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PC review

There are bits of Wolfenstein 2 that I can hardly believe exist. I have come to terms with the alt-history, the Nazi super-tech, the weird juxtaposition of hyper violence, melancholy, and humour that now defines the series. But the sequence of reveals, shocks, and cinematic moments that make up this thrill ride are exquisite, and nigh impossible. They could not ... Read More »

Acer Aspire 5 A515-51G Review

Intel recently announced its 8th gen Core CPUs for laptopsand desktops, which were highlighted in new launches at IFA 2017. Laptops based on these new CPUs have already started trickling into the market, and Acer is one of the first companies to start selling them in India. The Aspire 5 series has gotten the refresh, and Acer has launched multiple SKUs with slight variations in terms ... Read More »

iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus Review

It’s not very often that two new iPhone models are upstaged at their own launch, but that’s exactly what happened at Apple’s September event this year. The iPhone X was the star of the show, the cool new kid everyone wanted to hang out with, while the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus were relegated to the role of the ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I did ... Read More »

TCL Movetime Review

HIGHLIGHTS The TCL Movetime is priced at Rs 9,999 and has a heart rate sensor There is no way to reply to notifications from the watch The straps are easily replaceable with standard 18mm ones Smartwatches have been around for a while now. Googlehas had a go at the market with Android Wear and Apple has pretty much nailed it with the Apple Watch. Now ... Read More »

Fitbit Ionic review: A great fitness tracker, a mediocre smartwatch

My first few hours with Fitbit Ionic were horrid. Mind you, it wasn’t the device I had a problem with, but rather what I was doing with it. Before I received my review unit, Fitbit demanded that I test it first. Fair enough. What I didn’t know was that they really wanted to show off Ionic’s fitness capabilities. I did ... Read More »

Review: Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming is priced at Rs1,15,190. The newest addition to Dell’s Inspiron line-up is meant to be a slightly more affordable alternative to the more expensive 15-inch Alienware (starting from Rs1,63,990; www.dell.com/in) gaming laptop. In terms of design, the Inspiron 15 7000 Gaming doesn’t actually betray its gaming credentials till you notice the red inserts on the front ... Read More »

Nonda USB-C HDMI review: Foldable adapter offers a well-made travel option

It’s a little thing, but not having a USB-C to HDMI connector on a laptop becomes a big deal when you need to plug into a monitor or projector. Fortunately, a little thing can help: the Nonda USB-C to HDMI Adapter ($23 on Amazon) is compact and foldable, robust, and functional. Nando Like many other HDMI adapters for USB-C ports, the ... Read More »