Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) Review

  Fiio, best known for its high-resolution media players and portable headphone amplifiers, recently launched the second generation of its premium EX1 earphones. The successor to the EX1 promises improved audio quality and better craftsmanship. At Rs. 4,299, this pair is a bit on the expensive side for earphones with dynamic drivers. However, let’s see if the new EX1 manages to win us over. Fiio EX1 (2nd Gen) design and features The EX1 (2nd Gen) ships with fairly good packaging. You get six pairs of silicone ear tips (we only…

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Bitdefender Internet Security 2017 Review

Bitdefender Internet Security is a security suite that protects the user’s computer from hacker threats and malware attacks. Bitdefender, a world-renowned antivirus software maker, offers a number of supporting programs separately, including firewall, anti-spyware, anti-spam and anti-phishing software. All these software programs are mainly designed to provide the maximum protection to the user’s computer.  The company is one of the leading computer security companies in the world. The 2017 version has a number of nifty security features. It valiantly fights a host of threats like spyware, Trojans, adware, rootkits, viruses,…

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Isuzu MU-X Review

We all have had our Monday morning blues. But a dull, balmy Monday morning with pitter-patter rain is a different level of dreary. The only silver lining in the cloud at that time, was the newest SUV on the block, the Isuzu MU-X, which was draped in a shade of, you guessed it, Silver! Now Isuzu is a company which ‘focuses only on SUVs’ and the last model that it launched, the D-Max V-Cross pickup did decently well and won quite a many hearts for its robust build, good looks…

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Tablo Dual OTA DVR review: Less clutter at a cost

From a marketing perspective, it’s easy to understand why the new Tablo Dual DVR exists. Unlike its predecessor, which required users to bring their own hard drives, the $250 Tablo Dual has 64GB of built-in storage, so users can start watching and recording free broadcast channels with just the box and an over-the-air antenna. That makes the Tablo proposition much simpler at a retail store like Best Buy, which will sell the Dual exclusively in the United States. But for many people, the original Tablo two-tuner DVR, which remains available…

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YouTube Go for Android Review: Delivers on Its Promise

We first heard about YouTube Go last year, when Google announced the offline-first YouTube app, and then a few months later YouTube Go entered Beta. It’s designed to work in areas with low connectivity or no network – there is a lot of focus on downloading videos instead of streaming, and it even shows you the size of video files before you even play something, so you know just how much data you’re going to use at any point. At Google I/O 2017 last week, with the focus on the…

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BMW 4 Series Coupe review

On paper, the BMW 4 Series is essentially a two-door coupe version of the 3 Series, but there’s enough differences to justify the name change.  It’s a class act all round, with a top-drawer engine range that delivers great performance and economy, and composed yet entertaining rear-wheel drive handling. The 4 Series is also a very practical car for a two-door coupe, with usable rear seats and a decent boot. And if you want even more versatility, then the 4 Series Gran Coupe offers four doors but a similarly sleek…

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2017 Tesla Model X reader test team review

This July, Tesla will celebrate its 14th anniversary. In that relatively short time, its Model S luxury car, which we award four stars, has helped to give established manufacturers the proverbial kick up the backside to get more electric cars onto British roads Tesla is continuing to blaze a trail here with its new Model X, the first electric SUV to go on sale. Although pricey, costing from £84,900, it’s claimed to offer a very rounded package: practicality, advanced technology that includes the ability to drive itself, a driving range…

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Renault Captur review verdict and specs

Should I buy one? There is good reason for the Captur being Europe’s best-selling small SUV. With a competitive starting price, an attractive aesthetic and a flexible interior, the Captur sticks to the formula well. And yet this updated-for-2017 model doesn’t feel quite as accomplished as its newer, fresher rivals. The variety of engines on offer feels restrictive, interior quality isn’t quite up there with its best rivals’ and the driving experience leaves us slightly cold. A practical, cheap to run small SUV, then, but one that’s also a tad…

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Gear S3 Frontier review: can the smartwatch save Samsung from a difficult 2016?

Samsung has had an explosive year, and not in the way it would have hoped. The recall of both the Galaxy Note 7 and certain washing machines run the risk of being the standout points from a year the firm will want to forget. As a result, its other releases have been eclipsed by its failures (financial results already attest to this). Among these new offerings from the South Korean firm is the Gear S3 Frontier. The smartwatch, revealed in August and released in October, is one design of the…

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The Ness, Shaldon, Devon: hotel review

There is a distinct nautical feel to the decor of this attractive hotel. Unfortunately the cooking is also all at sea Bedroom at The Ness in Devon Our arrival in Shaldon instantly put me into a holiday mood. Driving over the bridge from Teignmouth, the harbour sparkling in the sunshine, we entered the village in full celebratory swing, bedecked in bunting for the annual Shaldon regatta, with sailors spilling out of the pubs. The road got narrower and narrower, and just as I thought we’d have to get out of…

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