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Feb 19
Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

88% Alienware 13 R3 Notebook Review

Compact gaming miracle. While our test model of the Alienware 15 R3 had some temperature problems, we are impressed by the 13-inch system. Besides the high performance in the small chassis, we are also im convinced by the brillant OLED screen.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 13.3" | 2.5 kg
LG G Pad III 8.0 Android tablet receives Nougat update February 2017

LG G Pad III 8.0 gets Android Nougat

Canadian carrier Fido is apparently the first one to release this update to these 8-inch Android slates that arrived back in May 2016, carrying Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on board.
Archos 133 Oxygen Android tablet, Archos to make Kodak tablets soon

Archos to release Kodak-branded tablets soon

This French maker of affordable Android devices has been selected by Kodak as a brand licensee for the European market and the first Archos-made Kodak tablets are expected to become available by the end of May 2017.
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Smaller bezels, water resistance, and stereo speakers are chief among the suggestions so far.(Source: Google)

Google asks its community for input on the next Pixel handset

Google's Pixel Community Manager has come to the community asking for their likes, dislikes, and suggestions for the Pixel phone. Common dislikes included the mono speaker, lack of waterproofing, and large bezels.
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Feb 18
Huawei P10 Android smartphone leaked images via FCC

First official Huawei P10 images leak online

Although the images show a design with a flat screen without curved edges that makes the upcoming handset similar to the Huawei P9, the fingerprint reader appears to be placed on what seems to be the home button.
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Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android phablet in Blue Color finish

Samsung Galaxy S7/Edge gets Nougat on T-Mobile

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge owners on T-Mobile have recently begun to receive OTA notifications that the Nougat update is ready and it looks like the latest security patches have been included as well, although the new firmware is not based on Android 7.1.1.
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Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review

83% Huawei P8 Lite 2017 Smartphone Review

Flagship lite 2.0. Huawei's P8 lite was actually the slimmed scion of Huawei's second-last flagship phone. Nevertheless, it has now been reworked with a new design, Full HD panel, and many other improvements. Our report reveals whether the P8 lite (2017) is a good deal.
HiSilicon Kirin 655 | ARM Mali-T830 MP2 | 5.2" | 147 g
Intel's Development over the past 6 Years

Intel's Development over the Past Six Years

It is often claimed that Intel is not really making any real progress with its processors, in particular with the mobile versions. Whether this cliché is true and if so, why the company follows this strategy will be clarified in this special article dedicated to this topic.
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AMD Radeon RX 560 (Laptop)

896 Polaris cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
Smartphone makers are reluctant to keep making larger phones each year, but they can still make the screen bigger. (Source: Android Central)

Xiaomi says a Mi Mix successor is in the works

Xiaomi's CEO revealed that the company is working on a successor to the almost bezel-less Xiaomi Mi Mix. Even though that phone was only released in China, its worldwide acclaim indicates that consumers welcome the design trend.
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Winstron is a major Taiwanese contracted electronics manufacturer. (Source: Winstron)

Apple hopes to take over the Indian market with locally made iPhone SE

An industry source has reported that Apple will begin assembling the iPhone SE in India, through Taiwanese ODM Winstron. Assembling Apple's cheapest handset in India will help make the phone more accessible for the vast majority of the Indian market.
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Nubia N1 now available in Black Gold with 64 GB of storage

Nubia N1 now available in Black Gold with 64 GB of storage

The 5.5-inch mainstream smartphone gets an attractive new color and double the storage capacity for a starting price of about 250 Euros.
New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

New leaks detail Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 mid-range SoCs

The Snapdragon 630, 635, and 660 will succeed the Snapdragon 625, 626, and 653, respectively, with supposed launch dates before the end of the year.
Huawei P10 headed for MWC and could carry up to 8 GB of RAM

Huawei P10 headed for MWC and could carry up to 8 GB of RAM

Specifications on the P10 and P10 Plus have leaked through an online retailer suggesting 8 GB of RAM and a launch price of 799 Euros.
Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime Android smartphone, Manu Jain is the new Xiaomi CEO

Manu Jain is Xiaomi's new vice president

The head of Xiaomi's Indian operations, Manu Kumar Jain, who was also a close colleague of Hugo Barra in the last few years, has been appointed as the new vice president of the Chinese company.
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Feb 17
The Bonobo WS is the highest-tier notebook available from System76 and features the latest from Intel and NVIDIA. (Source: System76)

Linux on Kaby Lake: System76 now offers 7th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GTX 10-series GPUs

System76 sells laptops running Ubuntu, an open-source Linux distribution. The company has recently started selling modern notebooks with Kaby Lake CPUs and the latest graphics cards from NVIDIA.
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HTC U Ultra and U Play coming February 20th

HTC U Ultra and U Play coming February 20th

The 5.2-inch U Play will retail for 450 Euros while the larger 5.5-inch U Ultra will retail for 700 to 750 Euros in three color options each.
Asus ZenFlip UX370 Windows convertible leaked render

Asus ZenFlip UX370 render leak online

This upcoming convertible is probably an updated version of the ZenBook Flip UX360 and, although the name has not been confirmed by Asus yet, it could be the first ZenFlip product to hit the market.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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Google Chrome web browser logo, Chrome now fastest Windows 7 web browser

Chrome is the fastest web browser on Windows 7

In the Windows 7 world, Internet Explorer has lost the popularity crown to Chrome back in 2016, but it usually ranks in tests behind Firefox and Opera as well. All in all, Chrome is the fastest browser to use on a Windows 7 machine these days.
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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.
Canonical Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" logo, Ubuntu 16.04.2 now available

Canonical launches Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS

The new point release is available for the desktop, server, cloud products, as well as other Ubuntu variants with long-term support. Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS comes with many security updates and corrections for high-impact bugs.
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As strange as it seems, a business notebook might be the best choice for you to play games with an eGPU. (Source: Dell)

Dell's unassuming Latitude 5480 could be the sleeper eGPU laptop you've been waiting for

A dark horse for use with external graphics enclosures, the Latitude 5480 just might be best choice right now due to its compact size, powerful i7-7820HQ CPU, configurability, and business-class build quality and support.
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HP to launch Sure Click cyber protection for the EliteBook x360 1030 G2 this Spring

HP to launch Sure Click cyber protection for the EliteBook x360 1030 G2 this Spring

HP will tackle web-based security threats with new software designed specifically for its Elite series of business PCs.
Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Asus unveils ROG Swift PG258Q gaming monitor with 240 Hz refresh rate

Designed specifically for hardcore gamers and professional eSports players, the 24.5-inch 1080p monitor includes super-narrow bezels, 1 ms response times, Nvidia 3D Vision 2 support, removable back plates, and customizable LED lights.
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Like Google's Daydream View headset, the Asus AIO VR is expected to feature a cloth exterior. (Source: Phandroid)

Asus will launch a standalone VR headset later this year

With the upcoming Asus AIO VR, users will no longer need to insert their phones to get the full AR or VR experience or worry about draining their battery. Its current specifications are unknown, but its design bears some similarity to Google's Daydream View.
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The low price point is highly attractive, but will that be enough to help Asus catch on in China? (Source: Android Headlines)

Asus Zenfone 3 Go specs leak online

The contents of the leak have yet to be confirmed, but assuming the information is accurate, speculators say Asus is likely to officially announce the budget phone at MWC this year. Asus's new device may lack powerful hardware, but that will matter little to the target audience: social media users.
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Feb 16
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review 8/10 (GTX 1050 Ti)play icon

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review 8/10 (GTX 1050 Ti)

Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7567 Gaming Notebook Review = 8/10. THIS is an interesting gaming laptop with an incredible battery life. A GTX 1050 Ti supports faultless full HD gaming right up to high graphics settings and our model has an SSD and HDD for storage - exactly what you need for gaming. There is...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

February 2017 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Resident Evil 7 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Crackling tension. It is once again time for heart attacks: The latest title from the Resident Evil series focuses on the strengths from the first games and convinces with a thrilling single-player mode. PC gamers will be mainly shocked by the VRAM requirements.
Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

84% Nexoc G734IV (Clevo P670HS-G) Notebook Review

Kaby-Lake upgrade. The Nexoc G734IV is a powerful 17.3-inch gaming notebook that smoothly runs all current games on the matte Full HD display. Users who enjoy upgrading can install additional hardware in the computer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.3 kg
Chuwi Hi13 Windows convertible with Apollo Lake processor to retail for $369 USD

Chuwi Hi13 convertible coming next week for $369 USD

Although it comes with a slower processor and lacks dedicated graphics, this Chinese convertible features a 13.5-inch display with 3,000X2,000 pixels and pen input, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal storage.
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Mediatek MT6737T SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A53 ARM 4 cores @ 1500 MHz 28nm
Meizu M5s Android smartphone with MediaTek MT6753 processor and 3 GB RAM

Meizu M5s now official

The new handset has a 5.2-inch 720p display and uses the MediaTek MT6753 processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage. It will hit China next week starting around $115 USD.
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Microsoft Windows 10 February patch launch date delayed to mid-March

Microsoft's February patches coming next month

As strange as it may sound, Microsoft has decided to hold the release of February's patch Tuesday updates until March 14. The company's officials who confirmed this did not provide any detailed information for the delay, only mentioning "a last minute issue."
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The "right to repair" legislation would legally require companies such as Apple to provide parts and service manuals for their products. (Source: repair.org)

Apple will once again fight to kill "right to repair" legislation: Source

Peaking in the mid-to-late noughties, BlackBerry (once RIM) dominated the phone market through an innovative focus on email and communication. (Source: Getty Images)

BlackBerry sues Nokia over patent infringement

BlackBerry has filed suit against Nokia for allegedly infringing on 11 of the company's telecommunications patents. BlackBerry is not seeking to block Nokia's sales, but instead to receive royalties.
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Fujitsu refreshes Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

Fujitsu announces Lifebook P727, T937, and Stylistic R727 with Kaby Lake

The 12.5-inch P727 and 13.3-inch T937 convertibles and 12.5-inch R727 detachable will all launch later this month for starting prices between 1100 and 1400 Euros.
Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone will be first to ship with the Helio X30 SoC

Vernee Apollo 2 smartphone will be first to ship with the Helio X30 SoC

Vernee's three-month old Apollo smartphone is already getting a successor for an official reveal at MWC 2017.
Lenovo finalizes user-made Moto Z Mod concepts

Lenovo finalizes user-made Moto Z Mod concepts

The top twelve finalists will battle it out on Indiegogo for the grand prize of $1 million USD. Potential winning concepts including an attachable solar panel, additional smart home controls, and an anti-bacterial Moto Mod.
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Feb 15
The Moto G5 and G5 Plus were posted by a Spanish retailer earlier today. (Source: 9to5Google)

Moto G5 and G5 Plus specs leak online

A Spanish retailer accidentally posted press images for the phones, detailing in full the specification list for each device. The images were copied and reposted before they could be taken down.
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Eurocom "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

Eurocom launches "Love Your Laptop" monthly newsletter

This newsletter that made its debut on Valentine's Day provides regular technology updates and is part of a campaign that also involves customers in the development of the company's future products.
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Dell Latitude 14 E5470 6440HQ Notebook Review

89% Dell Latitude 14 E5470 6440HQ Notebook Review

Workhorse with minor drawbacks. A business device for everyday use: This is where Dell comes in with its Latitude 14 E5470. Security features, strong processor, plenty of working memory, and a solid-state drive are installed. These are good prerequisites for a business laptop. However, not all that glitters is gold, and thus our review sample has to accept some criticism. Read just where these shortcomings are found in our in-depth report.
Intel Core i5-6440HQ | Intel HD Graphics 530 | 14" | 1.9 kg
Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

86% Alienware 15 R3 Notebook Review

The aliens are back. We did not have the chance to review the first edition of the Alienware 15 R3 (Skylake + Pascal), but we can finally have a look at the promising gaming notebook with the Kaby Lake update. How does the 15-inch system hold up against the competition?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
PayPal corporate logo, PayPal buys TIO Networks

PayPal buys TIO Networks

The Vancouver-based bill-pay processor joins PayPal as the result of a $233 million transaction. TIO operates around 900 bill payment kiosks in North America, claiming no less than 14 million consumer bill pay accounts.
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HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

82% HP Spectre x360 15-bl002xx Convertible Review

Better yet? HP's 2017 version of the Spectre x360 15-inch convertible features a latest-generation Intel processor alongside a switch to discrete graphics. The updated design incorporates smaller bezels a la Spectre x360 13 and the 4K display - improved over last year's model - is now the sole panel option.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Leaked AMD Ryzen benchmarks show close competition with Intel

Benchmarks for AMD's new Ryzen 7 1700X chip have appeared on SiSoft SANDRA's benchmarking leaderboards. The chip, which may be pre-production and not fully optimized, gives a strong showing against several Xeon chips, the i7-6900K, and i7-7700K.
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 rugged Android handset successor coming soon

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 hits Geekbench

Three weeks after receiving its WiFi certification, this rugged handset surfaces on Geekbench with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, next to the 14 nm Exynos 7570 processor and 2 GB RAM.
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