Tag Archives: better

Amazon Echo vs. Google Home: One of these smart speakers is better than the other

When one product is better in one aspect, but it’s competitor is stronger in another, the easy answer is to recommend both. You might want a Sony TV in your home theater, for instance, but Anthem’s A/V receiver, Bowers & Wilkins’ speakers, and a subwoofer from SVS. Well that dog won’t hunt when it comes to smart speakers, especially if ... Read More »

Diwali Gift Ideas for a Better, Healthier Life

HIGHLIGHTS Health conscious people can use these interesting gifts Our choices include an activity tracker and a fitness app We also have some unconventional choices such as an air mask Health conscious people usually end up in a fix during Diwali, what with the rise in air pollution and unhealthy food. Finding good gifts for these people is not hard ... Read More »

12 reasons why gaming on a PC is better than game consoles

Ah, the old gaming PC versus video game console debate. Each have their merits, and each have their own league of fans who vehemently swear by one or the other. At the end of the day, it’s all about personal preference. Sure, it’s true that gaming consoles are easier for casual gaming on the couch, but there are 12 good ... Read More »

Want a Better, Safer World? Build a Finance Facility for Education

Students at the Kuje School near Abuja, Nigeria sit outside the classroom. (Photo courtesy of A World at School/Nick Cavanagh) The global education crisis can seem overwhelming. Today, there are 263 million children and young people throughout the world who are not in school, and 60 million of them live in dangerous emergencies. Fast forward to 2030, and our world ... Read More »

Google Slides: 3 Chrome extensions for better presentations

  Google Slides has become a popular presentation app for those who want to avoid the complexity and cost of Microsoft’s PowerPoint. It offers everything you need to create and collaborate on professional-looking slides. But like all Google’s productivity apps, its capabilities can be expanded and improved with a few choice Chrome extensions. Here are three you should use with ... Read More »

Skyrocketing memory prices may get worse before getting better

The price of desktop RAM keeps on going up, and the disappointing trend is expect to continue for a good chunk of 2017. Right now, the best price you’re going to find for 2 x 8GB desktop DDR4 RAM modules on Newegg is about $73. But if you want something from a larger brand like G.Skill or Corsair, expect to pay ... Read More »

HP Spectre x360 review: Faster, smaller, and better than before

e reimagined Spectre x360, HP seems to have gone about correcting everything that irked users in the first go-round. The original HP Spectre x360 13 on the left, and the latest version on the right. It’s smaller and lighter The most notable update to the Spectre x360 13 is its size. The original x360 remains one of the widest 13-inch ... Read More »

Five things AI does better than humans, from the mundane to the magnificent

AIs are giving us a kicking in board games and video games, but what else are they good for? An AI developed by Facebook researchers can rival humans when it comes to predicting whether wooden blocks will stay stacked — and where they will fall if they don’t. Credit: Facebook AI Research COMMENTS Peter Sayer IDG News Service Nov 16, ... Read More »

Bowers & Wilkins P7 Wireless headphones review: They sound better than the original

Bowers & Wilkins has earned its place as the BMW of high-end audio. The company’s loudspeakers are legendary: Its five-figure Nautilus speakers have been displayed in museums; Abbey Road Studios has used their monitors for more than 20 years; and the company’s new 800 Series Diamond (which I auditioned during last year’s NYC launch event) are receiving rave reviews. The ... Read More »

Get to know the India-bound Volvo XC90 Excellence T8 better

Globally popular luxury automaker Volvo will be launching the XC90 Excellence T8 plug-in hybrid SUV in India on September 14. The upcoming SUV will be offered with impressive features and some laudible efficiency figures. A few years ago Porsche had introduced the Cayenne Hybrid in India which eventually had to be pulled out in 2014 owing to its poor sales. ... Read More »