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Jul 29
Huawei P8 Android smartphone, Huawei plans to open 15,000 retail stores

Huawei to open 15,000 retail stores worldwide

Planning to sell a record 140 million smartphones this year, Huawei is getting ready for world domination and expects to open an impressive numbe...
Asus ROG G701VO-CS74K Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% Asus ROG G701VO-CS74K Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

A more down-to-Earth GX700. Take away the water cooling capabilities of the GX700 and you're left with a lighter and wholly capable system in the form of a G701. While performance is where we expect it to be for a high-end gaming machine, the system still suffers from many of the same drawbacks as its ROG series siblings.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3.9 kg
Samsung Z2 (SM-Z200F) smartphone to launch as the first 4G Tizen handset

Samsung Z2 video leaks online

This upcoming handset promises to launch as the first Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity, but Samsung still has to confirm its release date.
TCL 950 Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 SoC hits TENAA

TCL 950 hits TENAA

Although TCL is the company making Alcatel handsets, the upcoming TCL 950 promises to be more powerful than the Idol 4S flagship.
Dropbox cloud storage service alternative for Note 7 to launch as Samsung Cloud

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 might launch next to a cloud storage service

Simply dubbed "Samsung Cloud," this service will launch with the next-gen Note phablet as Samsung's competitor to Apple's iCloud or Microsoft's O...
Microsoft to cut more jobs in hardware and sales departments

Microsoft to cut more jobs

The additional cuts will hit the hardware and sales departments of the company, affecting almost 3,000 employees.
Samsung Exynos 8 Octa 8890 successor is already being tested

Samsung allegedly testing a new Exynos processor

The unannounced Exynos 8895 chipset has been spotted on Indian import tracker Zauba, so it is certain that Samsung is working on it.
Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839 Convertible Review

81% Dell Inspiron 13 7359-4839 Convertible Review

Office acrobat. Dell's Inspiron 13 7000 consumer series has a new member. The most recent convertible in a compact 13-inch size continues the tried casing design and is furnished with the latest Skylake hardware and an SSD. The silver-colored device convinces technically, but its input devices and screen are not completely free of some annoying weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.7 kg
HP remains number one in EMEA ahead of Lenovo, Dell, and others

HP remains number one in EMEA as of Q2 2016

The increase in business PC sales have not been enough to offset the large falloff of consumer PC sales in the region.
Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Asus to raise prices by as much as 9 percent in the UK

Starting this October, retail prices of Asus notebooks will go up in the country as a direct response to the British exit.
Jul 28
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Samsung SM-G1600 clamshwell design handset shows up at Bluetooth SIG

Samsung Galaxy Folder 2 hits Bluetooth SIG

This upcoming clamshell design Android handset has been spotted at Bluetooth SIG carrying model number SM-G1600.
Lenovo Air 13 Pro Windows notebook with Skylake processor and GeForce 940MX graphics

Lenovo launches Air 13 Pro notebook in China

This 13-inch machine is powered by an Intel Core i5 6200U processor, next to 4 GB RAM, and NVIDIA GeForce 940MX graphics, all for $750 USD.
Samsung Gear S3 coming at IFA 2016 featuring a rotary bezel design

IFA 2016 | Samsung Gear S3 to feature a rotary bezel

The latest leak about the next-gen Gear smartwatch confirms its arrival is scheduled to take place in September at IFA and also mentions a rotary...
Apple iPhone sales have reached the one billion units mark

Apple has sold one billion iPhone handsets so far

After two straight quarters of declining sale figures, Apple leaves the one billion iPhone units sold barrier behind.
Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air Windows notebook with Skylake processor starts at $525 USD

Xiaomi unveils Mi Notebook Air Windows notebook

Xiaomi's first notebook runs Windows, is powered by Intel Skylake processors, and starts at just $525 USD.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get WiFi calling update on AT&T

AT&T updates Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge handsets

The new firmware brings WiFi calling to these two flagships, as well as various minor tweaks, fixes, and security updates.
Jul 27
Nintendo NX gaming tablet/console hybrid with detachable controllers coming soon, pictured is similar Nintendo NX

Nintendo allegedly working on a tablet-console hybrid

This slate, allegedly dubbed Nintendo NX, is expected to launch featuring detachable controllers and an Nvidia Tegra chip.
Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

88% Xiaomi Mi 5 Smartphone Review

Light smartphone heavyweight. The newest flagship model by the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi proves that it has arrived in the premium smartphone sector. High-end specifications, a generous configuration, weight of just 129 grams, and high-quality glass casing: These clearly challenge established companies at a local street price of just below 300 Euros (~$332).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.15" | 129 g
Xiaomi Redmi Pro Android smartphone launches with three MediaTek-powered variants

Xiaomi launches Redmi Pro Android smartphone

This handset launches in three variants priced between $225 USD and $300 USD, all powered by MediaTek processors and featuring a generous 4050 mA...
OnePlus 3 flagship killer gets OxygenOS 3.2.2 firmware update

OnePlus 3 gets OxygenOS 3.2.2

This incremental update comes with a few minor tweaks and fixes, including enhanced noise cancellation in video recording and the latest security...
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AMD Radeon R9 Nano - Benchmarks and Specs

4096 GCN 1.2 / GCN 3 cores @ 1000MHz, 4096 Bit HBM @ 500MHz
HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng Convertible Review

87% HP Spectre x2 12-a001ng Convertible Review

Smaller is better. The m3 version of the Spectre x2 12 offers an LTE modem for 899 Euros (~$990). Does the device offer good performance for the investment or does it throttle the SoC as in the m7 version?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 1.2 kg
Apple iPhone SE cannibalizing iPhone 6 and 6s sales

Apple iPhone SE cannibalizing iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s sales

Market research company shows that a percentage of users who have upgraded from an older iPhone model to the newer iPhone SE would have considere...
Samsung confirms manufacturing defects on early Galaxy S7 Active batches

Samsung confirms manufacturing defects on initial Galaxy S7 Active batches

Early adopters of the rugged Galaxy S7 Active may find that their new smartphones may not be waterproof at all.
Jul 26
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.
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...

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