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Jul 26
Intex Aqua Fish Sailfish OS smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 212

Intex Aqua Fish hits the market

This Sailfish OS-powered handset retails for around $80 USD and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storag...
OnePlus 3 in Soft Gold limited edition Android handset now available

Soft Gold OnePlus 3 launches today

According to OnePlus, the new color option "needs to be seen and heard to be properly appreciated."
Xiaomi Mi Notebook leaked image and specs, as well as prices

Xiaomi Mi Notebook leaks online

The standard model is expected to have a price tag of $600 USD, packing an Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB RAM, and a 256 GB SSD.
Intel has begun shipping Kaby Lake to manufacturers

Intel has begun shipping Kaby Lake to manufacturers

The announcement was made through a conference call with investors. The first consumer models sporting the 7th generation CPU should be making th...
Nokia purportedly planning high-end Android smartphones

Nokia purportedly planning high-end Android smartphones

Two flagship Nokia smartphones may be coming as early as this Holiday season with OLED displays and PureView cameras.
Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310-10ICR Convertible Review

78% Lenovo IdeaPad Miix 310-10ICR Convertible Review

Miixed bag. Lenovo's 10.1-inch IdeaPad Miix 310 is a detachable primarily designed to augment - and not replace - a user's existing Windows system. The performance is perfectly adequate for word processing and web browsing on-the-go - but the screen could be much brighter.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August

Firefox to automatically disable Flash content beginning this August

Mozilla claims that the eventual removal of Flash will improve both the stability and security of its popular browser.
Jul 25
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 MSM8976 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A72/-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 1800 MHz 28nm
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A7 ARM 4 cores @ 1300 MHz 28nm
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A72/-A53 ARM 6 cores @ 1800 MHz 28nm
Google Nexus teaser, HTC Nexus Sailfish specs leak again, processor revealed

More HTC Nexus Sailfish specs leak online

This handset has been in the rumor mill for a while, but now new details emerge, revealing that it carries a Snapdragon 820/821 under the hood.
Samsung Galaxy Tab J debuts in Taiwan

Samsung Galaxy Tab J debuts in Taiwan

This new 7-inch slate has below average specs and will ship with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for less than $200 USD starting in August.
Yahoo corporate HQ, Verizon buys Yahoo for $4.8 billion

Verizon buys Yahoo for $5 billion

Back in February, Yahoo started to search for "strategic alternatives" and now this $5 billion worth deal has just become official.
BlackBerry Hamburg Android smartphone appears at FCC and GFXBench

BlackBerry Hamburg shows up at FCC and GFXBench

This mid-ranger without a physical keyboard is expected to launch loaded with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 proc...
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Mediatek MT6732 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A53 ARM 4 cores @ 1500 MHz 28nm
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Mediatek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

ARM 4 cores @ 1300 MHz 28nm
Samsung wireless charger for simultaneous charging of smartphone and smartwatch

Samsung working on new wireless charger designs

A new patent filing by Samsung describes three new wireless chargers that are taller than the current ones and apparently can charge a smartwatch...
Oppo F1s launch event scheduled for August 3rd

Oppo sends out invites for F1s launch event

The successor of the popular Oppo F1 is expected to feature a 16 MP front camera and will be unveiled on August 3rd, as previously rumored.
TENAA leaks reveal an unannounced Honor Note 8 phablet

TENAA leaks reveal an unannounced Honor Note 8 phablet

Official Huawei teasers suggest a 6.6-inch QHD display and a large 4400 mAh internal battery. Nonetheless, TENAA images show no dual rear cameras...
Intel Q2 2016 earnings reveal stable sales and half the profits

Intel Q2 2016 earnings reveal stable sales and half the profits

Revenue is up just slightly YoY while core divisions remain relatively stagnant in terms of sales.
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Mediatek MT8163 V/A 1.5 GHz SoC

ARM 4 cores @ 1500 MHz 28nm
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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play MSM8625Q SoC - benchmarks and specs

Cortex-A5 ARM 4 cores @ 1200 MHz 45nm
Jul 24
AMD's Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge Architecture

AMD's Bristol Ridge and Stoney Ridge Architecture

Bristol Ridge or Stoney Ridge, respectively, is the code name for the 7th generation of A-series APUs and the successor to the Carrizo and Carriz...
Dell Inspiron 15 5568 Convertible Review

79% Dell Inspiron 15 5568 Convertible Review

Fusion. With a 15-inch convertible, Dell tries to merge the most important qualities of a laptop and tablet in its new Inspiron. However, some compromises have to be made to achieve this high goal.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Battery report of an affected unit (Source: Kridsada Thanabulpong)

Users claiming battery issues with aging Surface Pro 3 tablets

Some Surface Pro 3 units equipped with internal batteries provided by Simplo appear to be discharging unusually fast. Microsoft has yet to announ...
Cat unveils S60 smartphone with integrated IR camera

Cat S60 with integrated thermal camera now available

The S60 is the world's first rugged smartphone with an integrated thermal camera for consumer use. Prices start at around 650 Euros.
Intel Coffee Lake may be 14 nm with hexa-core options for notebooks (Source: PC Watch)

Intel Coffee Lake series may be 14 nm with hexa-core options for notebooks

The chipmaker could be pushing its 10 nm plans further back with at least two Skylake refreshes in the 14 nm manufacturing process.
Dell Precision 3510 Workstation Review

80% Dell Precision 3510 Workstation Review

Economy project. The mobile workstation Dell Precision 3510 is an inexpensive entry-level model with many positive characteristics, but the review configuration can still not convince us.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | AMD FirePro W5130M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ Convertible Review

87% Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 SA5-271-70EQ Convertible Review

Better take the entry-level model with i5. This update will reveal why the expensive i7 model does not pay off for typical buyers. In addition, we will compare the test model to the popular Surface Pro 4, MateBook, Miix 700 and Spectre x2 12 convertibles.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 12" | 1.3 kg
Jul 23
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

List of all currently available mobile graphics cards and their performance in games.
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
VOYO VBook V3 Convertible Review

71% VOYO VBook V3 Convertible Review

VOYOga. When looking for a bargain in the Windows convertible or 2-in-1 sector, buyers more frequently run into offers from the Far East markets whose dumping prices quickly obliterate any justified concerns regarding service life and possible warranty claims. With VOYO's V3, we are looking at a device that expertly plays around with the name.
Intel Atom x5-Z8300 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga (OLED) Convertible Review

A class of its own. Lenovo goes all-in with the ThinkPad X1 Yoga 20FRS1VS00. The icing on the cake is the OLED screen. Our review update will find out how the flagship convertible from Lenovo performs.
Intel Core i7-6600U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.3 kg
Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 13.3 percent of active Android devices

Google Android 6.0 Marshmallow now on 13.3 percent of active Android devices

Google Dashboard lays out the current distribution of Android versions. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is gaining ground while Lollipop, KitKat, Jelly B...
Jul 22
Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch, global smartwatch market falling for the first time

Smartwatch shipments fall for the first time

While global shipments fell 32 percent in the second quarter, Apple's smart wearables faced an impressive downfall - no less than 55 percent.
Sony Xperia F8331 flagship smartphone leaks

Sony Xperia F8331 flagship smartphone leaks

The model appears to be sporting a new design not found on any existing Xperia X smartphone and will purportedly have 4K recording capabilities.
TSMC may be producing the next generation of Apple SoCs

TSMC may be producing the next generation of Apple SoCs

The Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer could be responsible for both the unannounced Apple A10 and Apple A11 SoCs for future iPhones.
Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 20GQ-000EUS Workstation Review

78% Lenovo ThinkPad P40 Yoga 20GQ-000EUS Workstation Review

On-the-go workstation. Versatility is the name of the game as the P40 Yoga targets light workstation users with touchscreen features and a dedicated Quadrio GPU. For a starting price of $1500 USD, however, we were expecting a bit more in terms of performance and features.
Intel Core i7-6600U | NVIDIA Quadro M500M | 14.1" | 1.8 kg
Microsoft planning to launch a modular iMac rival

Microsoft iMac rival could be in the works

The Redmond giant is apparently getting ready for the rebound of the PC market with a modular device that could act as an iMac alternative, a por...
Motorola Moto Z modular Android handset coming to Verizon Wireless

Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force coming to Verizon next week

These 5.5-inch handsets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor and support for Moto Mods are available for pre-order and will be availabl...
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NVIDIA GeForce 910M

96 Fermi cores @ 775MHz, 64 Bit DDR3 @ 1800MHz
The packaging of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 reveals core specifications

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 specifications leak

The retail packaging suggests a 10-core SoC, 3 GB RAM, and a large 4100 mAh battery for the 5.5-inch smartphone.
Google Play Store ready for testing on the Pixel and Acer R 11 Chromebooks

Google Play Store ready for testing on the Pixel and Acer R 11 Chromebooks

The Google Chromebook Pixel and Acer Chromebook R 11 can now be updated for testing Play Store apps on Chrome OS. Full compatibility with all app...
Hands-on video compares an alleged iPhone 7 against the iPhone 6s

Hands-on video compares an alleged iPhone 7 against the iPhone 6s

The hands-on video shows what appears to be a dummy 4.7-inch iPhone 7 against the current generation iPhone 6s. A new camera, antenna setup, and ...
Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review

80% Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) Smartphone Review

Expensive entry. Samsung launches a 2016 update of its entry-level device Galaxy J1, but the price was increased. Samsung is once again not very generous in terms of features. Can the smartphone justify the additional price, or should you have a look at the rivals?
Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad | ARM Mali-T720 | 4.5" | 131 g
Jul 21
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Mobile NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop)

2048 Pascal cores @ 1443MHz, 256 Bit GDDR5 @ 4000MHz
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Mobile NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) - Benchmarks and Specs

1280 Pascal cores @ 1405MHz, 192 Bit GDDR5 @ 4000MHz
Samsung Gear S2 de Grisogono limited edition smartwatch

Samsung Gear S3 and Galaxy Tab S3 might launch in September

Italian technology journalist Antonio Monaco has confirmed an older rumor, so it looks like the Galaxy Tab S3 and the Gear S3 will arrive at IFA ...

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