Photography

Polaroid OneStep 2 review

Faux leather wraps, silver trim, and mechanical control dials bring a vintage look to some modern digital cameras — but those trends look like costume jewelry next to the Polaroid Originals OneStep 2. Designed after a 1970s era camera, the OneStep 2 both looks and shoots like a vintage Polaroid camera, spitting out the same […]

Photography

Nikon Coolpix B600 Review

The growth of the smartphone has all but stalled the once popular budget camera category, but the superzoom category continues to show signs of life thanks to optics that can’t fit in a phone. At about $ 330, the Nikon Coolpix B600 falls easily into the budget category, but brings with it a 60x zoom […]

Computer

Acer Swift 3 (2019) review

Powerful graphics and affordable price tags don’t usually go together. That can be a problem for students or creative professionals on a budget. Acer’s 2019 refresh of its Swift 3 14-inch laptop is a prime example – it’s right at the premium cutoff of $ 1,000 and it includes an Nvidia GeForce MX150 that’s good […]

Photography

DJI Osmo Action hands-on review

DJI’s rumored Osmo Action is finally here, and while it doesn’t look radically different from other action cameras, it does bring a couple genuinely innovative features to what is otherwise a very imitative design. The front LCD screen lets you check framing even if the main, rear screen is obscured, a common situation when mounting […]

Mobile

Android 10 Q hands-on review

Despite needed improvements, Android Q feels like a minor update. Highs Quality-of-life updates Dark theme Better navigation controls Helpful on-device machine learning Lows Navigation controls are still a little janky No Android Beam Android 10 Q is the next version of Google’s mobile operating system, following Android 9 Pie. Frankly, it doesn’t quite feel like […]

Photography

Google Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL review

Midrange to budget phones have come a long way in just a few years. We’ve seen major performance boosts, batteries that can outlast the ones in flagships, and simplified software experiences. While there have been tremendous improvements to the camera, phones under $ 500 often still fall short of satisfying in this department, especially in […]

Photography

Nikon Coolpix A1000 Review

Smartphones may be using artificial intelligence to fake bokeh and improve low light performance, but can your phone make the details on wildlife and other distant subjects feel close enough to touch? The Nikon Coolpix A1000 meshes the portability of a compact camera, the reach of a 30x zoom lens, and controls resembling a mirrorless […]

Computer

Oculus Quest hands-on review

The future of virtual reality is finally upon us, and it looks fantastic. Two years ago at its developer conference, Facebook teased a wireless VR future in the form of Project Santa Cruz. This year, at Oculus Connect 5, CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the final evolution of the project: Oculus Quest. It comes out in […]