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Mar 27
Huawei P10 Android flagship color options, Huawei handsets to come to the US via AT&T

AT&T might bring Huawei handsets to the US

Huawei handsets arrived officially in the US last August, when the Honor 8 premium smartphone made its debut via Best Buy, Amazon, and other major retailers. Now, the Chinese brand is in talks with AT&T to add a HiSilicon-powered handset to the carrier's portfolio.
Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus to be manufactured in India by May 2017 as well

Apple to start making iPhones in India this spring

Although the Indian government has not accepted most of Apple's demands for financial incentives, the Cupertino giant is expected to begin iPhone manufacturing in Bangalore by mid-May.
Movado Connect smartwatch with Android Wear 2.0

Movado Connect smartwatch coming this fall

This upcoming smartwatch has been designed specifically for Android Wear 2.0 and is expected to launch offering five styles for men. Its features will include Google Assistant, an "Always On" display, and more.
Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster this summer. (Source: Blizzard)

Original Starcraft is getting a 4K remaster

One of the most popular RTS games on the PC is getting a graphical and audio overhaul, including a bump to 4K resolutions and tweaks to the story and gameplay experience.
Mar 26
MyKronoz ZeTime hybrid smartwatch coming September 2017

MyKronoz ZeTime smartwatch coming in September

Advertised as the world’s first fully hybrid smartwatch, the Swiss ZeTime brings together a touchscreen and a mechanical watch, promising to offer up to a month of autonomy on a single charge.
MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

84% MSI GS63VR 7RF (7700HQ, 4K UHD, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Stealth gamer. The first generation GS60 was infamous for its loud fans and hot temperatures. Now that the second generation GS63VR has been made available with more power efficient Kaby Lake and Pascal options, the super-thin MSI series has been a lot easier to recommend.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series protective case for LG G6 Android flagship

Urban Armor Gear Plasma Series case for LG G6 now available

This case is available in transparent gray and clear versions, both priced at $39.95 USD and capable of offering 360-degrees of solid protection for both the screen and body of the new LG flagship.
Apple retail store in Cologne opens late March 2017

Apple opens three new stores

The new stores in Nanjing, Miami, and Cologne introduce The Forum to each of these cities, also featuring The Boardroom space where business customers can get hands-on training and advice.
Micron Q2 2017 revenue up 58 percent YoY

Micron quarterly revenue up 58 percent YoY

The rising demand for DRAM and NAND flash components have boosted Micron from red to black with profits reaching 894 million USD in the last quarter alone.
Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

Asus launches Zen AiO ZN270 for 1500 Euros

The 27-inch All-in-One will utilize an edge-to-edge glass touchscreen with four 3 W Harman Kardon speakers.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2017 (Core i7, Full-HD) Laptop Review

New business benchmark? The 2017 ThinkPad X1 Carbon is already the 5th generation of the extremely portable business laptop. Lenovo not only equips its flagship device with modern Kaby Lake processors, but also uses a completely reworked chassis including modern ports. Update: The review is now complete.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Mar 25
Even more Note 7's being disabled this month

Even more Note 7's being disabled this month

Samsung is issuing an over-the-air update in South Korea that will completely stop the Note 7 from charging.
Nova Launcher 5.1 beta 1 Dynamic Badges feature

Nova Launcher beta gets "Dynamic Badges" feature

This Android launcher app takes icon badges to a whole new level, focusing on images instead of numbers. This feature rolls out to Nova Launcher 5.1's first beta and can be already taken for a spin, but numeric counts remain available as an option as well.
HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

87% HTC U Ultra Smartphone Review

The comeback? The U Ultra flagship smartphone is to pave the way for HTC's desperately needed comeback. This might even be successful with an intelligent assistant, high-quality audio technology, and a second screen. However, some test results rouse doubt after all. Find out what we ultimately think in the following report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.7" | 170 g

80% HP Pavilion 15t X7P44AV (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Budget-friendly gaming. HP's Pavilion 15 features a no-frills design and comes in many different configurations. Equipped with a quad-core CPU and a dedicated GPU, the multimedia allrounder is more than adequate for casual gaming as well.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
eSports boom could attract as much as 600 million viewers by 2020

eSports boom could attract as much as 600 million viewers by 2020

Titles like LoL, DOTA 2, and CS:GO will bring in 385 million viewers this year alone.
Corsair One gaming PC now available

Corsair One gaming PC now available

The manufacturer's first pre-built desktop PC starts at just under 2000 Euros and includes a GTX 1070, liquid-cooled i7-7700K CPU, and 16 GB of RAM.
Mar 24
LG G6 Android flagship shipping to T-Mobile customers already

T-Mobile already shipping the LG G6

Although it started to take pre-orders after the other three major carriers in the US, it appears that T-Mobile is the first one to ship the latest LG flagship. Official sales are scheduled to begin at the end of next week (Verizon Wireless) and on April 6 (the others).
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.
Most Android phones in the US are running old security software. (Source: Skycure)

Most Android devices are running old security patches and could be vulnerable

A whopping 71% of Android devices in the United States run security patches that are 2 months old or older. This could leave them vulnerable to exploits made known in the latest security update logs.
Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

Wikileaks says the CIA specifically targeted Apple products

The notorious activist group says that the CIA developed specialized tools to specifically target and infiltrate Apple products, namely Macbooks and iPhones. The tools have been in use since at least 2008.
The Asus Transformer Pro T304 with detachable keyboard. (Source: ASUS)

Asus launches the Transformer Pro T304 as a Surface Pro competitor

The Asus Transformer Pro T304 resembles the Surface Pro 4's design to the point of being almost indistinguishable from it. It even offers similar specs and accessories, plus a competitive price tag.
Asus Strix GL702VSK (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

84% Asus Strix GL702VSK (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1070) Xotic PC Edition Notebook Review

Hot stuff! The Asus GL702VSK is one of many options for gamers hunting power in a portable package. Equipped with high-end components in a relatively thin and light chassis, the notebook brings high details in modern titles without breaking backs. Can the device keep its cool, or will it melt under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
T-Mobile's Scam ID service will identify possible scam phone calls. (Source: T-Mobile)

T-Mobile fights scammers with call warnings

Two new programs, Scam ID and Scam Block, will help T-Mobile customers avoid scam phone calls by identifying known scam numbers and warning users. Clients can also opt in to Scam Block, which outright blocks known scammers.
Google to remove SMS support from Hangouts

Hangouts will lose SMS support in May

If you use Hangouts as your SMS app, it's time to start looking for a replacement. Google has once again decided to depreciate one of its products to promote another.
Teclast Tbook 10s (x5-Z8350, FHD) Convertible Review

80% Teclast Tbook 10s (x5-Z8350, FHD) Convertible Review

Dual-OS convertible. After Chuwi's Hi10 Pro has recently passed our test course, we have yet another low-budget tablet with dual-boot functionality from the manufacturer Teclast called Tbook 10s in the test. Find out which of the two has the lead in our report.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 574 g
Acer Switch V 10 SW5 (x5-Z8350) Convertible Review

79% Acer Switch V 10 SW5 (x5-Z8350) Convertible Review

Long-lasting. Acer's 10.1-inch convertible Windows laptop carries a price tag of about 360 Euros (~$390). The little device runs silently and offers a long battery life. It is also equipped with a Type C USB port (USB 3.1 Gen 1).
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.2 kg
Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

90% Huawei P10 Smartphone Review

Next please! Ten is more than nine - and Huawei develops its P10 according to this strategy. A faster SoC, more storage, bigger battery, and a better camera. The design is rounder and the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the front. Not revolutionary, but the Chinese manufacturer does not show weaknesses with the Huawei P10.
HiSilicon Kirin 960 | ARM Mali-G71 MP8 | 5.1" | 144 g
The new Apple iPad. (Source: Apple)

The new iPad is now available on the Apple Store

Orders for Apple's latest tablet are now live on the company's online store. The new iPad, which replaces the iPad Air 2, starts at $329 and retains its predecessor's specs aside from an upgraded processor.
The ad-supported Amazon Moto G5 Plus. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon offers a cheaper, ad-supported Moto G5 Plus to Prime members

Hello, lock screen ads—Amazon's Moto G5 Plus features a lower price in exchange for regular advertisements. Aside from that, it's the same as its non-branded counterpart: specs, looks and all.
Android Pay in action, Etsy gets Android Pay support

Etsy adds Android Pay support

Now one of the most popular online stores for handmade and vintage items, Etsy has just added Android Pay support for its customers in the UK and the US. However, some users might have to wait for this feature for a while, since Android Pay support for Etsy seems to be rolling out in stages.

Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3600 - 4200 MHz 14nm
FreedomPop V7 Android smartphone, FreedomPop intros $5 USD family plan with 1 GB data

FreedomPop intros $5 USD prepaid family plan

While other carriers in the US introduce unlimited data plans, FreedomPop focuses on affordability. Its new plan starts at $5 USD per line a month, offering unlimited text, talk, and 1 GB of shareable data.
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.

Samsung Exynos 7880 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

A53 ARM 8 cores @ 1900 MHz 14nm

Samsung Exynos 3475 Quad SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A7 ARM 4 cores @ 1300 MHz 28nm

Mediatek Helio X10 MT6795 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 2200 MHz 28nm

Mediatek Helio P20 MT6757 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 2300 MHz 16nm
HP EliteBook 725 G4 (A12-9800B, Full-HD) Notebook Review

87% HP EliteBook 725 G4 (A12-9800B, Full-HD) Notebook Review

Bristol Ridge business.HP's 12.5-inch EliteBook is powered by an AMD APU. Thus, HP is one of the few manufacturers that still use AMD's APUs in the business sector. The APU is supported by an IPS panel, NVMe SSD, and LTE modem. Unfortunately, the laptop fan emits a subtle whistling sound.
AMD PRO A12-9800B | AMD Radeon R7 (Bristol Ridge) | 12.5" | 1.3 kg

Intel Core i7-6950X Desktop CPU - Benchmarks and Specs

Broadwell-E x86 10 cores @ 3000 - 3500 MHz 14nm

Intel Core i5-7600K SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake x86 4 cores @ 3800 - 4200 MHz 14nm
Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th

Honor smartphone launch event coming April 5th

The "Honor Universe" livestream invites users to watch a two-hour long smartphone unveiling that could be anything from the budget Honor 6C to the high-end Honor V9 for European or North American territories.
Mar 23
Samsung Gear S3 Classic smartwatch with LTE coming soon

Samsung Gear S3 Classic LTE coming soon

The 4G LTE-enabled Gear S3 Classic smartwatch will soon be available via AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon Wireless. Availability and pricing depend on each wireless carrier and should be unveiled soon.
Moving forward by moving backwards: the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3 pocket watch. (Source: Droid-Life)

A unique pocket watch concept adds an air of sophistication to the Samsung Galaxy Gear S3

Samsung shows off a unique pocket watch concept for its Galaxy Gear S3 smartwatch at Baselworld 2017. Two less exotic designs are also on display.
Nextbit Robin Android smartphone finally gets Android Nougat update

Nextbit Robin gets Android Nougat

Razer-owned Nextbit started a closed beta test for the Android 7.0 update back in November, and now the official Nougat firmware is finally ready for everyone. The handset should continue to receive updates until February 2018.
LG Pay unveil event, service launching in South Korea this June

LG Pay to finally launch in June

Apple Pay and Samsung Pay will get a competitor made by LG after all since it is now official that LG Pay would launch this June in South Korea, although there is no information about its availability in other areas yet.
The Samsung Galaxy J7 V and LG K20 V. (Source: Verizon Wireless)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 V and LG K20 V are now available from Verizon

Both are affordable, mid-range smartphones that come with Android Nougat. They are available for prepaid and postpaid customers.
Misfit Vapor touchscreen smartwatch confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Misfit Vapor confirmed to run Android Wear 2.0

Back at CES 2017, Misfit unveiled the Vapor touchscreen smartwatch without saying anything about the operating system chosen for it. Now, they finally confirmed that the Vapor would launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board.

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