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Jun
01

It’s that time of the year when students walk down the aisle in their black graduation caps and parents can’t stop grinning with pride. Graduation is a special occasion, a once-in-a-lifetime event, which is a source of achievement for parents and students alike. So, now that you are ready to be a proud parent, you should start thinking about gift ideas for your children. While a new car or an apartment would make for an ideal present, not all of us can afford such extravagance. Read the rest of this entry »


Feb
28

With the launch of Chromebook Pixel, Google made a strong entry into the high-end ultrabook segment. A few months earlier, Google had released a low cost ultrabook, Samsung Chromebook Series 3 which created quite a stir in the market. Priced at merely $249, it became a favorite among people who were ready to make the switch to a Cloud based OS. As opposed to this, the Chromebook Pixel is priced at close to $1300 and is competing with the likes of MacBook Pro and Acer Aspire S7 among others. Read the rest of this entry »


May
17

If you have a desktop computer, you probably already know that it’s not much use without a monitor. It doesn’t matter if you’re gaming, working, web browsing, or just staring at the screen, a monitor is a bit of a necessity. So if you’re in the market for a new monitor as an upgrade, a secondary display, or a companion for a new desktop, here are the currently top-ranked monitors on alaTest. Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
16

For the past several years, there have seemingly been massive advancements in LCD technology. We’ve seen contrast ratios go from 500:1 up to Infinity; refresh rates have jumped from 60Hz to 960Hz. But is it possible that all of these numbers are just marketing hokum? Read the rest of this entry »


Mar
09

There definitely was a time when the Apple iPad had absolute authority over the domain of tablets. If the iPad 3 was released in that day and age, nobody would even compare it with other similar gadgets. However, things sure have changed. Even though the Apple iPad continues to impress its fans, it has some close competitors to play against now. It’s only been a few days since Apple released the iPad 3 and comparisons are already ripe with the Galaxy Note 10.1. Read the rest of this entry »


Dec
21

If you’ve ever gotten some sort of battery powered toy for Christmas only to find that it didn’t come with batteries, you probably know how disappointing it is to have to wait until the day after Christmas to get to play with it. Well, a lot of popular gifts need more than just batteries to get them started. We have a list of important (and often affordable) goodies that go well with those big ticket items. Read the rest of this entry »


Jul
28

sharp mobileIt started off on giant movie screens using silly glasses with mismatched lenses. Then the screens shrunk, bringing 3D into the living room with 3D-capable HDTVs, but you still had to wear the glasses. Now the screens are even smaller, sitting on things like smartphones, digital cameras, and handheld gaming devices, and best of all, there’s no more need for the silly glasses. Read the rest of this entry »


Nov
01

HDTV Feature Guide

HDTVs have become a hot ticket item in the past few years, and to keep up with the competitive edge, manufacturers have come up with all sorts of features in attempts to outclass each other. The problem is that even after reading countless TV reviews, it’s still difficult to know just what exactly each feature does. Here’s our quick reference guide for the most popular and most useful features in HDTVs today.

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