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Aug 24
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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Intel Core i5 7200U Notebook Processor

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 2500 - 3100 MHz 14nm
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get August security update

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get a new security update

The unlocked variants of the two flagship models have just begun to receive this month’s security update all across the United States.
Android Nougat statue at Googleplex, Android 7.1 Nougat/MR1 spotted

Android 7.1 Nougat apparently in the works

Android 7.1 was spotted in the Developer Console, and it looks like it might arrive as MR1 - the first Maintenance Release update to the latest m...
Samsung Pay turns one-year old and nears 100 million transactions

Samsung Pay nearing 100 million transactions

Samsung's digital wallet platform is now one-year old and has about five million users each month.
Google is planning regular feature- and security updates starting with Android 7.

Google Android 7: Regular Maintenance-Releases planned

Google is planning to release regular Maintenance-Releases for Android 7 Nougat starting as early as this fall. According to rumors, this year's ...
E Fun Nextbook 10.1 Windows 10 convertible tablet with Intel Atom x5-Z8300 processor

E Fun Nextbook 10.1 convertible hits Target

This $180 USD Windows 10 tablet with a detachable keyboard is powered by a Cherry Trail Intel Atom x5 processor, next to 2 GB of memory and 32 GB...
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Intel Core i7-7500U Notebook Processor

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 2700 - 3500 MHz 14nm
Samsung Cloud Together Android app now available for download

Samsung Cloud Together now available for download

This app helps its users to manage popular cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Asus ZenPad 10.0 Z300M-6A039A Tablet Review

83% Asus ZenPad 10.0 Z300M-6A039A Tablet Review

The same, but one size bigger, please. The hardware in Asus' ZenPad 10.0 is largely identical to that of the 8.0-inch version, which convinced us in terms of price-performance. Thus, the total rating will mostly depend on the quality of the main differentiator - namely, the 10-inch display.
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 10.1" | 503 g
Aug 23
Samsung Z2 Tizen smartphone with 4G connectivity

Samsung Z2 launches in India

This 4-inch handset is the first Tizen-powered smartphone to feature 4G connectivity and its price in India is less than $70 USD.
Intel: Kaby Lake quad-core ULV processors in 2017

Intel: Kaby Lake Quad-Core ULV Processors in 2017

With the rumored launch of the next CPU generation "Kaby Lake" right ahead of us, we should also see quad-core ULV processors from Intel for the first time. There seem to be 15 and 18-Watt models with four cores and Intel HD Graphics GPU.
Xiaomi MIUI 8 Android UI now available for Xiaomi Mi 4i, Redmi Note, and more

Xiaomi launches MIUI 8 Android UI

Although it was introduced back in May with the Mi Max phablet, the new iteration of Xiaomi's Android UI now rolls out to older handsets, includi...
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablet to get Marshmallow firmware

Samsung Galaxy Tab S will get Android Marshmallow

The two-year-old Galaxy Tab S launched with Android KitKat, then its firmware was updated to Lollipop, and now Samsung has decided to provide a M...
Is Samsung working on a second hand-smartphone program?

Samsung: Refurbished phones program next year?

Samsung could start selling refurbished high-end-smartphones next year, a Reuters-report suggests. It is unclear whether this program will launch...
Google launches Android 7.0 Nougat with multi-window support and more

Google releases Android 7.0 Nougat

The new Android version packs multi-window capabilities, VR mode, an improved Doze mode, the Vulkan3D graphics API, and more.
Asus ROG G752VS Notebook Review

87% Asus ROG G752VS Notebook Review

Desktop replacement! The latest model of the ROG-series is supposed to be a big leap in terms of performance. Thanks to the brand-new and powerful Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 from the new Pascal lineup, the chances are not bad. This article will find out whether this plan works and if Asus can beat the rivals.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 4.5 kg
Face Off: Apple MacBook 12 Core m3, Core m5, and Core m7

Face Off: Apple MacBook 12 Core m3, Core m5, and Core m7

Core m3, m5 or the m7? Apple's MacBook 12 is available with different processors. Therefore, many users would want to know which chip they should get. Is the inexpensive Core m3 sufficient, or should you get the faster Core m7? And what are the implications on the heat development as well as the battery runtimes? We will answer all these questions in the following article.
Intel Core m3-6Y30 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 12" | 927 g
Will Huawei reveal a new sub-brand during IFA this year?

Huawei IFA-Teaser: New Sub-Brand incoming?

Rumors about a new Huawei sub-brand could be revealed during a press event September 1st at 10.30 am CEST, one day before the start of Europe's g...
Apple iPhone upcoming 5.8-inch high-end AMOLED model to launch in 2017 or 2018

Apple to launch three iPhone models next year

The upcoming iPhone trio is expected to include two LCD-based 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch models, as well as a high-end OLED-based 5.8-inch model.
Leaked renders could be the Meizu Pro 7 or Pro 6 Plus

Leaked renders could be the Meizu Pro 7 or Pro 6 Plus

The next Meizu flagship may incorporate rounded Gorilla Glass edges and a dual rear camera setup with an overall design more akin to the Samsung ...
Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

Andromium Superbook will be a second display for both Windows and Macs

The Kickstarter campaign has met its goals to begin producing a notebook shell that can act as external displays for Windows PCs, Macs, and Andro...
Aug 22
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.
Lifestage: Video first and funny frames. (Picture: Facebook)

Facebook: New app "Lifestage" wants to win over Snapchat users

"Lifestage" is Facebook's attempt to win over younger users who find that Facebook is just not cool enough. The app is mainly designed for high s...
Don't call it lapotp. The gigantic Sky X9E2 mostly contains desktop components. (Picture: Eurocom)

Eurocom Sky X9E2: Massive gaming notebook with desktop components

Canadian manufacturer Eurocom presents a massive gamine notebook with desktop components wheighing 5,6 kilos and supporting up to 6 TByte of mass...
Genee corporate logo, Microsoft buys Genee

Microsoft acquires Genee

The two-year-old company behind an artificial-intelligence-powered scheduling service joins the Redmond giant to help improve Office 365.
Samsung SM-P580 Android tablet sketch

Samsung SM-P580 tablet spotted online

The leaked sketches show a 10-inch slate with a stylus, while the features revealed include a Samsung Exynos 7870 processor and a microSD slot.
Pebble 2 smartwatch spotted online, shipments expected to begin next month

Pebble 2 hits FCC

The first units are expected to ship next month, but the updated Pebble smartwatch has just been spotted at FCC and some official pictures appear...
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 LEVEL Active Bluetooth headset available in the US since August 19th, 2016

Samsung LEVEL Active headset now available in the US

This Bluetooth-enabled headset was specially designed for active people engaged in outdoor activities and can be paired with the Samsung Level ap...
Huawei G9 Plus Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor

Huawei G9 Plus launching this week

This new Android mid-ranger is very similar to the GX8 successor that arrived last month, using a Snapdragon 625 processor and offering two versi...
Android and iOS duopoly growing larger

Android and iOS duopoly at record levels as of Q2 2016

The steady fall of Windows Mobile 10 and BlackBerry OS have paved the way for Google and Apple to take nearly 100 percent of the worldwide smartp...
Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN980 Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX Magnus EN980 Mini PC Review

GTX 980 in a mini PC. The ZBox EN980 is one of the first mini PCs to be VR Ready and, surprisingly, it runs relatively cool and quietly thanks to its dense cooling system. Nonetheless, idling fan noise could have been quieter and the system is still missing some key features we find should be common for its $1600 USD price.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 | | 3.9 kg
Blackberry Priv

86% BlackBerry Priv Smartphone Review

Hot handset. Opposing the trend of touch control, Blackberry still incorporates a physical keyboard with slider mechanism in its Priv top model. Our report reveals whether this balancing act between classic and modernity is successful, and what features the smartphone has to offer beyond that.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 MSM8992 | Qualcomm Adreno 418 | 5.4" | 188 g
Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

85% Lenovo ThinkPad 13 Chromebook Notebook Review

Practical and affordable? A couple of months ago, we evaluated Lenovo’s entry-level ThinkPad 13, which we found to be a good value overall. Today, we turn our sights to the Chromebook counterpart. Is it a viable alternative to the world of Windows?
Intel Core i5-6300U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Samsung now controls 22.3 percent of the worldwide smartphone market

Samsung now controls 22.3 percent of the worldwide smartphone market

Smartphone shipments from the Korean manufacturer has totaled 76.7 million units as of Q2 2016 with Apple, Huawei, Oppo, and Xiaomi far behind.
AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

AMD announces new Zen architecture for a launch by Holiday 2016

A tech demo shows an octa-core Zen CPU edging out the Core i7-6900K in clock-to-clock benchmark tests. AMD "Naples" and Raven Ridge" platforms fo...
Initial Galaxy Note 7 torture tests show difficult serviceability and poorer scratch resistance

Initial Galaxy Note 7 torture tests show difficult serviceability and poorer scratch resistance

First iFixit teardown claims the phablet to be just slightly easier to repair than the Galaxy S7 Edge while informal scratch and drop tests show ...
ZTE set to launch a new Nubia smartphone in Europe

ZTE set to launch a new Nubia smartphone in Europe

A press event celebrating the announcement is scheduled before the end of this month in Germany ahead of IFA 2016.
Aug 21
HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 1030 G1 Subnotebook Review

Happy without a fan. Despite its passively cooled Core-m processor, the EliteBook 1030 G1 can convince with excellent application performance, great input devices and a bright IPS display. Did HP create the new reference in the subnotebook segment?
Intel Core m7-6Y75 | Intel HD Graphics 515 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Aug 20
Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Microsoft promising free Holographic update for Windows 10 PCs in 2017

Intel and Microsoft will iron out the specifications and hardware necessary to bring "mixed reality" VR applications to all mainstream Windows 10...
Notebooks: Asus is the biggest supplier of Gaming Notebooks

Notebooks: Asus is the biggest supplier of Gaming Notebooks

Not MSI is the biggest supplier for gaming notebooks, but Asus. At least Asus now claims the title for themselves. The advantage is particularly ...
Asus unveils ROG G752VS with GeForce GTX 1070

Gamescom 2016 | Asus unveils ROG G752VS with GeForce GTX 1070

The small refresh swaps out the Maxwell GPU for new Pascal ones with GTX 1060/1070 options starting at 1999 Euros.
HTC Desire 628 affordable smartphone now available

HTC Desire 628 affordable smartphone now available

The 5-inch smartphone will be available in Sunset Blue and Cobalt White starting for 200 Euros up to 230 Euros depending on the RAM and storage s...
Nvidia Pascal for Notebooks: In-depth Benchmarks for the Geforce GTX 1080 (SLI), GTX 1070, and GTX 1060

Nvidia Pascal for Notebooks: In-depth Benchmarks for the Geforce GTX 1080 (SLI), GTX 1070, and GTX 1060

Desktop power in a laptop! We provide you with an exclusive benchmark comparison including many current PC games of all new mobile graphics solutions from Nvidia. This comparison covers the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 SLI, which is the new top model, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080, the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070, and the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060. These are the successors of the Maxwell chips GTX 980, 980M, and 970M. How well do the new GPUs perform compared to their predecessor? How big is the performance loss compared to their desktop counterparts with the same name? This in-depth review will provide you with all the answers.
Update 08/19.: New GTX 1060 benchmarks with more than 30 games added!
Aug 19
Archos 50e Neon Smartphone Review

76% Archos 50e Neon Smartphone Review

Price Cutter. At a mere 80 Euros, the 50e Neon is a cheap Archos smartphone. In the following review, we will check what the low budget device is capable of.
Mediatek MT6580M | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 152 g
Asus ROG G800VI Notebook Preview

Asus ROG G800VI Notebook Preview

Top dog. Following Nvidia’s launch of its Pascal architecture for desktop systems a few weeks ago, the power-efficient 16 nm technology is now available for notebooks as well. Asus has been one of the first manufacturers to sample the top model GeForce GTX 1080. Stage free for the 18-inch G800VI.
Intel Core i7-6820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg

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