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Aug 26
Toshiba unveils Canvio Ready external HDDs up to 3 TB

Toshiba unveils Canvio Ready external HDDs up to 3 TB

The latest consumer Canvio family offers one of the highest capacities available from the manufacturer.
Samsung sells over 75K Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in South Korea

Samsung sells over 75K Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge+ in South Korea

The new Galaxy Note and S6 Edge+ smartphones are now bestsellers in South Korea just three days after launch.
Aug 25
Microsoft Nokia 222 feature phone with Internet connectivity

Microsoft intros Nokia 222 feature phone

The new $37 USD Internet-enabled handset comes with Opera Mini Browser and Bing Search, offering basic features and excellent autonomy.
HP Spectre x360 convertible ultrabook with Skylake CPU coming soon

HP Spectre x360 convertible ultrabook with Skylake CPU coming soon

The notebook has not yet been officially unveiled by HP but has been spotted at one of French retailers’ website with full specifications and pri...
British startup WileyFox launches privacy-focused Cyanogen OS smartphones

British startup WileyFox launches privacy-focused Cyanogen OS smartphones

Both handsets will be available for preorder later this week via the company's website. The actual shipments are supposed to start in September.
Oukitel U6 5-inch dual screen Android smartphone with MediaTek processor

Oukitel U6 dual screen smartphone now up for pre-order

This Chinese dual-screen smartphone promises up to 120 hours of battery life when using only the secondary E-Ink display and will begin shipping ...
Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5

Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5

Putting the stylus back in its recess upside down can cause the pen to be stuck.
Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 Tablet Review

82% Panasonic Toughpad FZ-B2 Tablet Review

Inexhaustible. Panasonic shows just what it takes to survive an industrial workday with its Toughpad FZ-B2. It impressed us with its casing and performance. However, weaknesses were found, primarily in the screen and cameras.
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 7.0" | 590 g
Aug 24
Alleged shots of Nexus 6 2015 appear on Google+

Alleged shots of Nexus 6 2015 appear on Google+

Images show the supposedly final design of the upcoming phablet including its top rear camera.
Huawei Honor 7 finally coming to Europe

Huawei Honor 7 finally coming to Europe

The Honor 7 will be the first smartphone to be sold via Huawei's new European online store. Therefore, the company is preparing a special promoti...
Acer Predator gaming tablet with Intel Atom x7 processor

Acer Predator gaming tablet might launch in time for the holiday season

This 8-inch tablet for gamers previewed by Acer earlier this year has allegedly entered mass production and is expected to hit the market in Q4.
Asus Transformer Book T100HA with Atom x5-Z8500 coming soon

Asus Transformer Book T100HA with Atom x5-Z8500 coming soon

The 2-in-1, powered by Intel’s new, 14 nm Atom x5-Z8500 „Cherry Trail” processor and running Windows 10, is now available for preorder.
Microsoft may be set to announce Lumia 940 and 940 XL this October

Microsoft may be set to announce Lumia 940 and 940 XL this October

New information indicates an October 19 press event in NYC for the two flagship devices.
Samsung video teaser shows off Gear S2 smartwatch interface

Samsung video teaser shows off Gear S2 smartwatch interface

Lookbook provides a glimpse into the next Samsung smartwatch through video.
Huawei Mate S to have Force Touch display

Huawei Mate S to have Force Touch display

Online retailer highlights the feature before the official announcement.
Ultrathin Oppo R5s hits the shops tomorrow

Ultrathin Oppo R5s hits the shops tomorrow

Oppo R5s keeps the razor-thin, 4.85 mm profile of the Oppo R5 while bumping the RAM amount to 3 GB and doubling the on-board storage space to 32 ...
Lenovo Yoga 900 Windows 10 convertible with Intel Skylake

Lenovo Yoga 900 coming soon

This 13.3-inch, Intel Skylake-powered Windows 10 convertible has been spotted on a French retail website, but still has to be officially unveiled...
 

Research finds Android lock patterns are easy to predict

The unique locking system has been found to be far less safe for those using it.
Apple to replace blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

Apple to replace blurry iPhone 6 Plus cameras

To check if they their handset is eligible for replacement an iPhone 6 Plus owner must check their device’s serial number and enter it on Apple’s...
QNAP TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS with Intel Core processor and Thunderbolt 2 connectivity

QNAP launches TVS-871T Thunderbolt NAS

This new NAS features Intel Core i5 and i7 processors, 8 hot-swappable drive bays, as well as two Thunderbolt 2 high-speed ports.
Asus Zenfone 2 Deluxe Special Edition comes with 256 GB of internal storage

Asus ZenFone 2 Deluxe Special Edition has 256 GB internal storage

This handset will hit Brazil next month and there is no word on international availability yet.
DooGee F3 smartphone is now official

DooGee F3 smartphone is now official

The DooGee F3’s price has been set at $139.99, while the Pro version is $20 more. Both handsets are expected to start shipping on August 28th.
LG G Pad II 10.1 tablet officially announced

IFA 2015 | LG G Pad II 10.1 tablet officially announced

The tablet will be launched at IFA 2015. It will be powered by Snapdragon 800 and feature a 1920x 1200 display.
ZTE Blade V6 Smartphone Review

83% ZTE Blade V6 Smartphone Review

Sturdy aluminum blade. ZTE’s new mainstream smartphone, Blade V6, attracts attention mainly due to its well-built and slim aluminum chassis. However, is this enough to compete with the similarly equipped rivals?
Mediatek MT6735 | ARM Mali-T720 | 5.0" | 120 g
MSI GT80 2QD Titan Notebook Review

87% MSI GT80 2QD Titan Notebook Review

Larger than life. Where else can you find an 18.4-inch notebook with integrated mechanical Cherry keys? We revisit the GT80 with upgraded Broadwell specifications.
Intel Core i7-5700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M SLI | 18.4" | 4.9 kg
Aug 23
HP Pavilion and Envy series coming with updated AMD A10 and FX APUs

HP Pavilion and Envy series coming with updated AMD A10 and FX APUs

The Pavilion 15 and Envy 15 will both be available with brand-new AMD hardware before the end of the year.
Xiaomi Redmi 2A purportedly caught on fire during a call

Xiaomi Redmi 2A purportedly caught on fire during a call

The owner has posted photos of the aftermath and resulting damage.
Sony Xperia Z5 Compact spotted in new ad campaign

Sony Xperia Z5 Compact spotted in new ad campaign

The manufacturer will likely present the device at IFA 2015 alongside the Xperia Z5. A glimpse of the Z5 Compact can be seen in a new Lifestyle p...
Intel NUC5i3RYK Mini PC (Broadwell Core i3-5010U) Review

Intel NUC5i3RYK Mini PC (Broadwell Core i3-5010U) Review

Cunning. Intel's NUC5iRYK configured with a Broadwell Core i3 is a mini-PC based on laptop hardware. It hardly exhibited any weaknesses in the test, but gaming is not one of its strengths.
Intel Core i3-5010U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 463 g
Aug 22
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Mediatek MT8165 Tablet SoC

Cortex-A53 ARM 4 cores @ 1500 MHz 28nm
Samsung pushing ads to smartphone notification centers

Samsung pushing ads to smartphone notification centers

Samsung has followed in HTC's footsteps; some users are finding advertisements in their notification centers.
HP seeing lower profits and revenue for Q3 2015

HP seeing lower profits and revenue for Q3 2015

Hewlett-Packard announces poor results yet again for its 3rd quarter this fiscal year.
Sony introduces SmartBand 2 SWR12 heart rate monitor

Sony introduces SmartBand 2 SWR12 heart rate monitor

The armband will be a part of Sony Mobile's Smartwear series and retail for 120 Euros.
LG may launch new fitness-centric smartwatch

LG may launch new fitness-centric smartwatch

LG smartwatch spotted at FCC with 1.77-inch display aimed at athletes.
Aug 21
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OnePlus updates OxygenOS to version 2.0.1

OnePlus updates OxygenOS to version 2.0.1

The update to OnePlus' mobile operating system is finally here.
Samsung offers iPhone owners a free 30-day

Samsung offers iPhone owners a free 30-day "test drive" with Galaxy Note5 and S6 Edge+

Apart from the new Note5 and S6 Edge+ models, the testers may also opt for the slightly older S6 Edge, launched back in March.
Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L Notebook Review

70% Toshiba Satellite C55D-C-10P Carrizo-L Notebook Review

Extortionate price? Toshiba charges a steep price for a simple 15-incher which does not even feature a dedicated graphics card. What are the advantages of the C55D? Does Carrizo-L change things in favor of the AMD APU?
AMD A8-7410 | AMD Radeon R5 (Beema/Carrizo-L) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Jolla tablet with Intel Atom processor and Sailfish 2.0

Jolla tablet now up for pre-order

About one year after its crowdfunding campaign ended, this 7.85-inch slate powered by an Intel Atom processor and loaded with a new, gesture-base...
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Rockchip RK3288 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

ARM 4 cores @ 1800 MHz 28nm
Lenovo Zuk Z1 to be available with Cyanogen OS

Lenovo Zuk Z1 to be available with Cyanogen OS

Smartphone will launch outside of China with identical hardware, but with a change in software.
Lenovo expanding manufacturing to India and Xiaomi opens store in South Korea

Lenovo expanding manufacturing to India and Xiaomi opens store in South Korea

The major smartphone manufacturers are expanding their businesses outside of China amidst pressure from competitors.
Aug 20
Samsung is preparing a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet

Samsung is preparing a 12-inch Windows 10 tablet

The new slate would presumably be a worthy competitor to Microsoft’s Surface Pro 4, expected to launch this fall.
 

Android Wear update brings new features

Android Wear update introduces interactive watch faces and more.
High-end Lenovo gaming notebook with GeForce GTX 980 GPU may be in the works

High-end Lenovo gaming notebook with GeForce GTX 980 GPU may be in the works

Our sources say Lenovo is actively working on a new high-end gaming notebook possibly under a separate brand name. It should also sport Nvidia's GeForce GTX 980 graphics - without the "M".
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features coming to S6 and S6 Edge

Samsung Galaxy Note 5 features coming to S6 and S6 Edge

The most important of the features is the company’s new payment service, Samsung Pay. It’s set to launch in Suth Korea later this month and then ...
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Qualcomm Adreno 304 - Benchmarks and Specs

6 cores @ 400MHz
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Intel HD Graphics 530

24 Intel Gen. 9 (Skylake) cores @ 350MHz, mem: 64/128 Bit
Dell introduces new Alienware 18 gaming laptop

Dell introduces new Alienware 18 gaming laptop

Earlier this year, Dell upgraded the Alienware 15 and Alienware 17 gaming laptops. Now it’s high time for the biggest of the legendary trio, the ...
Gartner report: Android dominates the smartphone market

Gartner report: Android dominates the smartphone market

According to the report, the sales growth in the second quarter of 2015 was the slowest since 2013.
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ARM Mali-T760 MP4

4 Midgard (3rd-gen) cores @ 600MHz

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