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Microsoft is slamming Apple yet again in a series of new ads boasting the popular HP convertible and Dell XPS notebook.
Online retailers list the unannounced ZTE Axon 7 Mini
The 5.2-inch smartphone is expected to retail for 299 Euros according to major online retailers.
MSI is now the largest supplier of gaming notebooks worldwide
MSI and Asus have a combined 34 percent of the gaming notebook market and the sector is expected to grow even further with VR Ready options.
Dell Precision mobile workstations now available with more power options
The workstations are characterized by their sleek design, high performance, and attractive displays. Now, buyers can equip new Skylake E3-1545 v5 and E3-1575 v5 CPUs and "SuperSpeed" DDR4 RAM.
LG to open new European headquarters in Eschborn, Germany
The South Korean's UK branch will close and transfer to a new building previously owned by Vodafone. No jobs will be lost when the transfer completes come Spring 2017.
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 number of stores all around the world.
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 hits TENAA
Although TCL is the company making Alcatel handsets, the upcoming TCL 950 promises to be more powerful than the Idol 4S flagship.
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 OneDrive.
Microsoft to cut more jobs
The additional cuts will hit the hardware and sales departments of the company, affecting almost 3,000 employees.
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.
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
Starting this October, retail prices of Asus notebooks will go up in the country as a direct response to the British exit.
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 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.
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 bezel design.
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 unveils Mi Notebook Air Windows notebook
Xiaomi's first notebook runs Windows, is powered by Intel Skylake processors, and starts at just $525 USD.
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.
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 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 mAh battery.
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 patches.
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 considered an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6s instead.
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.
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 storage.
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 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
The announcement was made through a conference call with investors. The first consumer models sporting the 7th generation CPU should be making their way to IDF 2016 and IFA 2016.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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 processor and 3 GB RAM.
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 and a smartphone simultaneously.
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
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 for the phablet.
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.
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 announce anything formal about the user complaints.
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 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.
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 Bean, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Gingerbread have all fallen month-over-month.
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
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
The Taiwanese semiconductor manufacturer could be responsible for both the unannounced Apple A10 and Apple A11 SoCs for future iPhones.
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 portable TV set, or even a gaming console.
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 available starting July 28.
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
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 apps is not guaranteed.
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 Lightning port can all be observed.
2016-07-23 - 2016-07-30
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