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The Acer Aspire E5-551G-F57K (15.6”): a solid midrange laptop
If you’re in need of a new midrange laptop and either need or want a large screen, check out the 15.6-inch Acer Aspire E5-551G-F57K. While it’s not perfect, you might just find that with this one, Acer is offering a package that’s well rounded enough to be just right for you.

What you get
This Aspire is a large laptop – no ifs, ands or buts. Its exact dimensions are 15.02 x 10.08 x 1.19 inches, and weight-wise it clocks in at 5.51 pounds or 2.5 kilograms, which is not too bad considering that, say, a 13-inch Apple MacBook Pro (the older non-Retina display version), which is on the heavy side in this day and age, weighs 4.5 pounds.

Time was when people would go gaga over cameras like the Canon IXUS 165 – a pocket-friendly camera with powerful features like image stabilization, a 20MP sensor, and an 8x optical zoom lens, as well as a bevy of options for manual adjustment of white balance, light metering and so on, especially for its price class.  

Nowadays, however, (no) thanks to smartphones and their ever more powerful and capable cameras – augmented by a rapidly growing selection of apps for picture manipulation, image uploading and sharing to social networks, and so on – point-and-shoot cameras like these are under pressure like never before.

Does the IXUS 165 have what it takes to thrive in this brave new world?

Body and construction
The IXUS 165 may

Five Cool Predictions Sci-Fi Writers Made About the Future that Have Stayed Fiction (For Now)
It’s truly impossible for techies not to love science fiction films. They’ve always been venues for displaying cutting-edge technologies that have been sources of inspiration and ideas for techies, who make it their mission to bring these things to life. While many of the technologies showcased in these films have become reality, there are pretty cool things that have remained figments of writers’ imaginations. We give you a rundown of five cool predictions that sci-fi writers have made about the future that stayed fiction and how (not so) far off we are from having them come true. 

Best Photo Editing Apps for Your Smartphone
Social media has added more types of pressure to netizens these days. Posts are now criticized by grammar Nazis (yes, they have multiplied even faster so better check your grammar before posting so they won't screen-grab and make fun of it). Then there are “photo buffs” who can take a critical view over what you upload on Instagram. Thus you can now be judged based on the quality of photos you share. To help you survive their discerning tastes, we have listed below some top photo-editing apps that definitely got your back:

1. Adobe Photoshop Express – Perhaps, Adobe is still the original, household name for photo-editing. Adobe has started doing a good job even before iOS and Android became the talk of the town.

Three-dimensional or 3D printing was among the topics most talked about by those who attended the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2015 last month, marking its transition from purely industrial into a consumer device. At this year's CES, we’ve witnessed vendors make meaningful improvements to their 3D printing devices to make them easier to use and less expensive for consumers to purchase.

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The first month of quarter one is over—sooner than we'll realize, summer would've arrived! Before you brainstorm on that perfect summer destination, be extra practical by finalizing your tech checklist to complement your sun-kissed adventure. Below are gadgets and technologies that ought to be packed along with your sunblock and aviators:

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