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Alvin Soon

Have you walked into an electronics store lately? It's madness. I review cameras for a living and even I can't make sense out of the huge mess of cameras in the megastores. If a full-time camera reviewer can't even do it, I often wonder how consumers keep up. What can be done?

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Alvin Soon

Yesterday, the New York Times published a comprehensive and damning report on the ill treatment of Chinese factory workers who make Apple products. But who's really to blame?

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Alvin Soon

Once in a while, a friend will ask me which digital compact camera she should get. One request I often hear is for a compact camera that takes "good shots at night." It's hard to answer that question, because taking good photographs at night isn't just a matter of which camera you shoot with, but also how you shoot using the camera.

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Vijay Anand

As we usher in 2012, we round up the year with the best products to remember for 2011, memorable moments of working in HardwareZone with a short video reel, and a few nifty updates to our new revamped HardwareZone portal. Happy New Year folks!

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Alvin Soon

2011 wasn't a good year for camera companies, as production was hammered by the twin disasters of the tsunami in Japan and the floods in Thailand. But even though they were beaten they were not bowed, and a few gems still managed to make their way into our hands. Time to look back, reflect and rediscover my favorite cameras of 2011.

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