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Aug 29
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet hits China with just 4 GB RAM instead of the 6 GB rumored

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 hits China with 4 GB RAM

Although multiple rumors mentioned that a 6 GB version would reach China, the only Note 7 variant available there carries 4 GB of memory.
IFA is becoming more and more interesting for fans of smartphones, tablets, laptops and VR.

IFA 2016 | The most important date for hardware manufacturers in Europe

IFA is becoming more and more important for IT companies. This year, new records in exhibitors and exhibition space are being expected.
The right emergency number will be called automatically based on your location. (Bild: Apple)

Apple: Watch will soon be able to save your life

New WatchOS 3 that will be released together with iOS 10 allows the Apple Watch to dial the local emergency number and inform contacts.
Seems that creepy writing is part of the basic look of every ransomware. (Foto: bleepingcomputer.com)

Ransomware: Fantom pretends to be a critical Windows update

Take care: There is a new Ransomware for Windows: Fantom is based on the EDA2 ransomware project and can't be counteracted at the moment.
Wine will soon allow you to run Windows programs on Chromebooks and tablets.

Wine: Bringing Windows programs to Chromebook

Open source software Wind already provides a shell that allows you to run Windows programs on Linux and Mac systems. Now, there will also be a va...
What will the next iPhone look like? In early September we might know more.

Apple: Finally, the date for the iPhone launch is here... or is it?

There are new dates for the 2016 launch of Apples iPhone that would make sense. However, they are still only rumours.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

August 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regul...
Aug 28
Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651RP6-G) Notebook Review

84% Schenker XMG P507 (Clevo P651RP6-G) Notebook Review

Pascal Debut. After many notebooks based on the brand new high-end GPUs GeForce GTX 1070 and GTX 1080 have already passed through our hands, we could take a look at the equally exciting GTX 1060 this time. Is the 16 nm architecture also convincing in this case? The Schenker XMG P507 gives answers.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

August 2016 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we've reviewed in the last few...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

August 2016 update. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months...
The SSD E5420s series will now come with 3D NAND flash options (Source: Intel)

Intel unveils six new SSDs with 3D NAND flash

3D NAND flash promises to consume less power and last longer than conventional SSDs for home, business, and server use in both M.2 and 2.5-inch S...
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Lenovo: Moves production reportedly back to Taiwan

Lenovo: Moves production reportedly back to Taiwan

The chinese PC-OEM Lenovo allegedly is planning to move its production back to Taiwan, according to the Taiwanese industry media-site DigiTimes.
Aug 27
Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook

Face Off: Microsoft Surface Pro 4 vs. Acer Aspire Switch Alpha 12 vs. HP Elite x2 1012 G1 vs. HP Spectre x2 12 vs. Huawei MateBook

The Who's Who of the Windows world. Which is the most productive Windows tablet? Is it the Surface Pro 4, which occupies the first place of our Top 10? Learn about the details and differences of the most portable Windows companions.
Messenger app WhatsApp will soon get new features. (Photo: Screenshot)

WhatsApp: New features coming soon

WhatsApp doesn't develop the Android and iOS version of its App together. So the two operating systems will get different new features.
The new Archos 55 Helium is a cheap phone with a big screen.

IFA 2016 | Three new 5,5 inch smartphones by Archos

The Helium LTE range by Archos will get three new models. All are 5.5 inches in size and are quite cheap.
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Spyware: App warns of Pegasus infection

Spyware Pegasus can infect iOS devices and get extensive usage rights on the phone. There is now an app that warns of an infection.
Some Kindle users have trouble connecting their device to a PC running Windows 10. (Photo: Amazon)

Windows 10: Amazon Kindle can cause blue screen

With the Anniversary Update, Microsoft has also created some new problems: Amazon's e-reader Kindle is experiencing problems with Windows 10.
Cheap and with a lot of storage: Archos 50f Helium.

IFA 2016 | Archos: Cheap LTE smartphone with finger print sensor

Archos 50f Helium comes with 32 GByte storage, Android 6 and HD display. The price is as low as 149 Euro.
Four precise linear actuators, but no screen: Moment.

Moment: Wearable with haptic feedback, without screen

Like a smartwatch on your wrist, but without a screen – that's Moment. Plus, you brain is supposed to learn from the haptic feedback.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak comments on dropping the 3.5 mm audio jack

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak comments on dropping the 3.5 mm audio jack

"If it's missing the 3.5mm earphone jack, that's going to tick off a lot of people".
Photo shows alleged storage capacity options for the upcoming iPhone refresh (Source: https://twitter.com/the_malignant)

Apple iPhone 7 could come with up to 256 GB of storage capacity

Ein neuer Leak behauptet, dass Apples nächstes iPhone eine Version mit 256 GByte Speicher bekommen könnte.
Aug 26
Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Notebook Review

85% Asus ROG Strix GL502VS Notebook Review

Let the games begin. Asus sent us one of the first 15-inch notebooks with the extremely fast Pascal GPU GeForce GTX 1070. The informed reader expects big performance gains and is not disappointed. The manufacturer focuses on continuity for the other aspects of the system, which is usually the correct decision.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Malware Pegasus attacks iOS devices and might have been used against journalists and oppositionals.

iOS: Malware Pegasus had extensive access

The cyber weapon can log passwords, trace calls and more. iPhone users should update their phones as soon as possible.
Penguin Tux is the official mascot of Linux, he is celebrating his 20th anniversary.

25 years of Linux: Happy anniversary!

Congratulations, little penguin! 25 years ago, Linus Torvalds announced his own open-source OS.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in pink gold finish finally coming to the US market

Pink gold Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge coming to the US

More than four months after its arrival in South Korea and not before Europe, either, the US market finally receives this color option for the Ga...
HP Pavilion x2 12 Convertible Review

81% HP Pavilion x2 12 Convertible Review

Affordable, but not perfect. HP does not even charge 700 Euros (~$790) for its new Windows detachable, which comes with a Core-m processor, a digitizer and a keyboard dock. But how does the device compare with the much more expensive Surface Pro 4 from Microsoft?
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 1.5 kg
MSI GS73VR 6RF Notebook Review

83% MSI GS73VR 6RF Notebook Review

Thinnest Pascal yet. This complete chassis overhaul provides GTX 980M-level graphics performance in a smaller, lighter, and cooler package. Fan noise is still a stumbling point for a series that delicately balances between a razer-sharp design philosophy and enthusiast-level GTX GPUs.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
OnePlus Bullets V2 headphones now official

OnePlus unveils Bullets V2 headphones

Although the price is still unkown, this new accessory promises to deliver excellent value like its $15 USD predecessor.
HP FQ3 2016 financial results show dropping profits and revenue

HP FQ3 2016 financial results show dropping profits and revenue

Revenue from the manufacturer's Printing business is down 18 percent YoY while sales of notebooks are up 8 percent.
LG X Cam Smartphone Review

82% LG X Cam Smartphone Review

Camera expert. LG's latest product line with an "X" in its name combines mid-range smartphones with handpicked features that are normally found in the smartphone premium range. LG's X Cam stands out with a special "x-tra" in the camera section. Find out whether the camera module's quality is also "x-tra" good.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 MP4 | 5.2" | 118.2 g
Garmin Fenix Chronos luxury smartwatch now available starting at $899.99 USD

Garmin launches Fenix Chronos, its first luxury smartwatch

A luxury smartwatch that can also be worn in the gym, the Chronos comes in three variants, priced between $899.99 USD and $1.499,99 USD.
Aug 25
Is now sending your phone number to Facebook: WhatsApp.

WhatsApp: Starts sending some user data to Facebook

Until now, Facebook and its messenger app WhatsApp have been strictly separated. Now the two companies start connecting their users' data.
Will your iPhone automatically collect data about thiefs?

Apple: New patent helps you find out who stole your iPhone

Biometric data including photos of the face, finger prints and voice recordings could be collected after your iPhone has been stolen.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio X20 processor

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launches in China

The new handset has a 5.5-inch full HD display, is powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, and starts as low as $135 USD.
Samsung SM-W2017 Veyron Android flip-phone on AnTuTu

Samsung Veyron shows up on AnTuTu

The successor of Samsung's SM-W2016 clamshell smartphone has been spotted on AnTuTu sporting a Snapdragon 820, 4 GB RAM, and 64 GB internal stora...
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blown up due to USB Type-C convertor recharging

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 blows up in China

The incident took place while charging the phablet with a micro USB to Type-C converter for the cable and only occurred once so far.
Intel: Detailed Kaby Lake road map leaked

Intel: Detailed Kaby Lake Road Map leaked

The expected launch of Intel Kaby Lake dual-core processors seems to be confirmed again. First-gen chips (with DHCP 1.4) should be released in September, chips with the new stepping (and DHCP 2.2 support) in the end of December or the start of January in combination with the quad-core processor from the S- (desktop) and H-series (mobile).
Touch disease is most likely a late effect of Bendgate.

Late bendgate effects: Is Apple ignoring dying touchscreens on the iPhone 6?

iPhone 6 users are complaining about touchscreen problems on their two year old iPhones. Is Apple ignoring a structural problem with their first ...
LG Nexus 5 gets unofficial Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update

Google Nexus 5 gets unofficial Android 7.0 firmware

Although Google decided not to offer Nougat for most existing Nexus devices, Nexus 5 users can already load an early build of Android 7.0 release...
Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch now offers iOS compatibility in beta stage

Gear S2 iOS beta program begins

After a long delay, it looks like both the Gear S2 and the Gear Fit 2 are now compatible with iOS devices, at least as part of a beta program.
HP Sure View privacy screens coming to the EliteBook 840 and 1040

HP Sure View privacy screens coming to the EliteBook 840 and 1040

The company will be the world's first to incorporate privacy screens with adjustable levels of privacy to thwart passers-by and "visual hackers".
Everyone who buys a selected Lenovo smartphone will find Microsoft apps on them in the future. (Picture: Lenovo)

Lenovo: Microsoft apps on selected Android devices

Chinese manufacturer Lenovo will install apps like Office, Skype and OneDrive on selected Android devices. Is that something that will make users...
Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market (Source: Canaccord Genuity)

Samsung and Apple continue to dominate the smartphone market

Both manufacturers almost exclusively collect all profits made in the smartphone market with larger profit margins than the rest of the competiti...
By chance, Barbra Streisand got the date for the latest update that might bring Siri to the Mac.

Apple: Barbra Streisand as oracle for updates

Singer and actress Barbra Streisand was annoyed of Siri pronouncing her name wrong. So she just called Apple and asked them to change it. In this...
Lenovo  Yoga Tab 3 Plus: New Android Tablet leaked (Source: Winfuture.de)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3 Plus: New Android Tablet leaked

A new Lenovo Tablet leaked before its official announcement. The Yoga Tab 3 Plus is meant to round-off Lenovos line of Yoga Android-tablets. It i...
Aug 24
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Intel HD Graphics 620

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Amazon Kindle Fire 7 Android tablet might get a successor soon

A new Amazon Fire tablet shows up at FCC

The description of a new tablet that has been spotted earlier this week looks like an unannounced Amazon device might soon hit the market.
There are not many new features to see, but there are less bugs in the latest Windows 10.

Windows 10: New Update for Anniversary Edition

New update KB3176934 brings Windows 10 to version 14393.82. New features are non-existant, but there are many bug fixes.
Most currently available models from Sony will get Android 7. (Bild: Sony)

Android 7: These devices by Sony, HTC & Lenovo will get an update

Following the release of Android 7, three manufacturers have announced which devices will get an update to Google's latest operating system.
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Intel Core i3-7100U Notebook Processor

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 2400 MHz 14nm

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