Entries in Review (53)


The Clean Slate: The Google Pixel Slate Review

Anyone wanting a change from decades-old computing nuances, who is mostly web-based, and who can find Android and Linux apps to suit their needs will love this tablet.

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

The Google Pixel Slate is a fresh new take on what a Google-made tablet can offer in 2018. Tablets have been a part of Google’s Nexus strategy in years past as a great adjunct to smartphones for accessing Google’s services and features.

There have been various generations of Nexus 7 and Nexus 9 tablets as well as the elusive Google Pixel C 2-in-1 which is a natural predecessor of the Pixel Slate. The big switch has been that Android was lousy on tablets, but Chrome OS, that has way more potential.

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Fresh Air: The 2018 MacBook Air Review

Using the new MacBook Air, finding my way around macOS Mojave, and seeing my favourite apps and productivity tools again, has sparked a renewed faith that this is an ecosystem worth staying in.

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

For 2018 Apple has listened to its users and delivered refreshes on not one but two of its most beloved products. The venerable MacBook Air and the plucky Mac mini both got a new lease on life after years of languishing at the back of Apple’s product catalog.

The MacBook Air defined what modern laptops are all about. Its iconic wedge-shaped and slim and light design has been cloned ad nauseam, and it was the genesis of the ultrabook segment. 

Before the MacBook Air, PC notebooks were either bricks or cheap netbooks. When Steve Jobs pulled the first MacBook Air out of a Manila envelope, he presented the industry with a blueprint of what laptops should look and feel like. That was ten years ago.

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A visit to Google's Hardware Store in SoHo reveals the company's retail aspirations

By Gadjo Cardenas Sevilla

New York City - Trendy SoHo is teeming with stores and boutiques, quaint eateries and most recently, Google's ambitious new pop-up store.

Called the Google Hardware Store, referencing the software giant's various #MadeByGoogle Pixel smartphones, Chromebooks, Google Home smart speakers as well as its Nest smart home accessories and related devices.

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First impressions: Huawei Mate 20 Pro

By Emily Chung

As the Motoring Editor, I appreciate technology in smartphones because vehicles have similar advances. What we see revealed in the smartphone industry is shared in the automotive industry. Case-in-point, AI technology is now used in smartphones and new vehicles.

The Huawei Mate20Pro is released in Canada this week (November 8) through major carriers and I had the opportunity to test out the device since its global reveal in London, UK last month. With a few weeks under my belt, I wanted to experience the value of Huawei’s newest smartphone in my everyday routine and share with you a practical review.

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