Category: Review

Cyber Warfare

Venture Explains: Cyber Warfare

What is it? Now and in the future, scores between competing world powers will increasingly be settled online, rather than on the conventional battlefield. Countries like the United States, China, and Russia are pouring billions into sophisticated cyber warfare programs….

Snapchat's Founder Evan Speigel

Venture Explains: Snap’s Mega IPO

What is it? Snap, the owner of Snapchat, the hugely popular vanishing messaging app, is expected to go public this month at a vertiginous valuation of around $25 billion, the biggest IPO for a US tech company since Facebook’s historic…

Instant Camera

Best Instant Cameras

Smartphone snappers can never match the photographic fun providing by instant cameras. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Fujifilm INSTAX Mini 90 Neo Classic www.fujifilm.com The Mini 90 is at the top end of Fujifilm’s growing…

hyperloop

Venture Explains: Hyperloop

What is it? First envisioned by billionaire futurist Elon Musk, Hyperloop is a science fiction-style mode of mass transit that shoots passenger pods at near supersonic speeds along a low-pressure tube. The company behind the technology, Hyperloop One, is calling…

Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2

A thoroughly modern, naturally-aspirated mid-engine rear-driver with old-school charm, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 offers a uniquely thrilling driving experience. By Ghaith Madadha Proving that sometimes the means are more important than the ends, the Lamborghini Huracan LP580-2 is the fabled…

Hyundai Genesis G90 3.3T HTRAC

Genesis G90 3.3T HTRAC: Hyundai Goes High-end

Ignore the badge snobs –the first offering from Hyundai’s luxury Genesis brand holds its own against anything Mercedes and BMW has to offer. By Ghaith Madadha To Hyundai what Infiniti is to Nissan or Lexus to Toyota, Genesis is the…

Best Tech of 2016

Best of 2016

There have been some great bits of tech to pass our way over 2016. Here are four of the best. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Google Pixel www.madeby.google.com Priced and specced to compete directly with Apple and Samsung’s high-end smartphones, Google…

vision 2030-Saudi Arabia

Venture Explains: Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030

What is it? Plunging oil prices since mid-2014 have pushed Saudi Arabia to produce Vision 2030, a far reaching reform plan unveiled earlier this year that aims to wean the kingdom’s economy off its reliance on oil, which the government…

IFA

IFA 2016 Special

The IFA is one of the world’s biggest and most closely-watched consumer electronics shows. Here are just some of the great products that were on display at the 2016 edition held in Berlin last month. By Laith Abou-Ragheb   Acer…

Caterham Seven 270S

Visceral Minimalism

Second-to-entry level in Caterham’s lithe and light line-up, the 270S is a more accessible daily drive proposition, designed primarily for the road, but with the sharp handling, high-rev thrills and performance for occasional track driving. By Ghaith Madadha More affordable…