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Sep 27
Apple Pay mobile payments service to get a competitor from LG next year

LG Pay launch delayed until next year

Although expected to arrive this year, LG Pay is now scheduled to launch in 2017, apparently due to issues encountered during testing in South Korea.
Motorola Mobility: More layoffs, 500 employees left

Motorola Mobility: More layoffs, 500 employees left

Lenovo continues the layoffs at Motorola, hundreds of employees loose their job. Once, Motorola Mobility had 20.000 employees, now only 500 are left in Chicago.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement: Many choosing to stick with Note 7

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Replacement: Many choosing to stick with Note 7

On September 2, Samsung announced a global replacement program for the Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to an battery cell issue. Since then, the company has been working hard to expedite product shipments for the exchange program.
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UleFone Metal Smartphone Review

81% UleFone Metal Smartphone Review

Well-designed penny pincher. The little-known Chinese manufacturer, UleFone, is offering a new entry-level smartphone. The device may be cheap, but as the name suggests, the UleFone Metal offers a metal finish and good technical features.
Mediatek MT6753 | ARM Mali-T720 | 5.0" | 155 g
Gigabyte P57X v6 Notebook Review

83% Gigabyte P57X v6 Notebook Review

Plain, yet Pascal. Gigabyte hasn’t changed much in their latest refresh of the P57 series gaming machines, but the big headliner here is the introduction of newer NVIDIA Pascal architecture GPUs. With a GTX 1070 in charge, is the P57X v6 likely to turn any heads?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.2 kg
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Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Lenovo: ThinkPad E470/E570 leaked

Although Kaby Lake has already been announced, the business notebook-sector is still settled with Intels 2015 platform Skylake. This might change soon, because today the first Lenovo ThinkPads of the Kaby Lake generation were leaked.
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Sep 26
Windows 10 now running on 400 million devices

Windows 10 now running on 400 million devices

After leaving the 300 million mark behind in May, Microsoft's operating system reaches now a new milestone, running on no less than 400 million devices.
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Android smartphone now available

Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) launches in China

This 5.5-inch handset launches in China for around $240 USD. It is powered by a Snapdragon 625 processor and comes loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat out-of-the-box.
Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Acer Graphics Dock with Nvidia GTX 960M Review

Surprise! A graphics card in an external case - familiar. In the past, this technology has not worked as intended. In this review, we put all that aside and take a look at what the GPU is capable of.
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6"
Dell Latitude 14 3470 Notebook Review

77% Dell Latitude 14 3470 Notebook Review

Penny business. The Dell Latitude 3470 is a device that wants to attract users with its low price. Read our review to find out if this works.
Intel Core i3-6100U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 14.0" | 1.8 kg
Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future

Samsung: NVMe SSDs are the future

According to Samsung the SSD market is changing fast right now. In 2017 the faster NVMe PCIe SSDs are supposed to be more important then the older AHCI SATA III based SSDs.
ARM Mali-G71 chip to power the Samsung Galaxy S8 handset

Samsung Galaxy S8 might use the Exynos 8895 SoC

A set of leaked documents reveals that the next-gen Galaxy S flagship uses a 10 nm Exynos SoC that integrates a Mali-G71 GPU.
Sony Xperia X Compact Android smartphone now available for purchase in the US

Sony Xperia X Compact now available for purchase

After a short pre-order period, Sony's new 4.6-inch Xperia handset is ready to ship, its unlocked version carrying a price tag of $499.99 USD.
Samsung Galaxy C9 SM-C9000 details on Geekbench

Samsung Galaxy C9 hits Geekbench

Still using Android Marshmallow, this 6-inch handset has been spotted with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 under the hood, next to 6 GB of memory.
OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

OWC announces USB Type-C Drive Dock docking station

The external docking station supports read and writes rates of over 400 MB/s and is now available for just under $90 USD.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 300 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 300 Euros (~$340) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. April 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

September 2016 update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
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Sep 25
Andromeda: Google's internal name for the Android-Chrome OS merger.

Google Andromeda: Merged Android and Chrome OS on October 4th?

The 4th of October could be a more significant date for Google than previously expected. A tweet by Android and Chrome OS VP Hiroshi Lockheimer gives reason to speculate about a merger between Android an Chrome OS once again, 8 years after Android was first announced.
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Apple is offering a fix for those who suffer from playback control issues with Lightning earpods.

Apple: iOS 10.0.2 fixes Lightning earpods control issues

Even if Apple is already beta testing iOS 10.1, it is still busy fixing bugs in iOS 10. Version 10.0.2 fixes a few usability issues with Lightning headphones and the Photos app.
Google is planning to make Google Home a cheaper alternative to Amazon Echo.

Google October 4th hardware event: Leaked pricing and information

Google is said to unveil a bunch of hardware on October 4th. Apart from the Pixel Phones and Google Home we might also see a new smart home router. Pricing information for some of the hardware was leaked as well.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

September 2016 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$135) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions. May 2016 update.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

September 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. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

September 2016 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
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No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

No Man's Sky - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Risky gamble. Infinite worlds, endless boredom - critics could easily sum up No Man's Sky with this sentence. We checked this game by British indie developer, Hello Games, on laptops and desktop PCs to see how it performs.
The sample pictures of the camera in the Xiaomi Mi 5S und Mi 5S Plus are colorful.

Xiaomi Mi 5S & Mi 5S Plus: Camera samples posted by CEO

Next week, Xiaomi will unveil their next generation flagship smartphones, the Mi 5S and the Mi 5S Plus. CEO Lei Jun is busy posting camera samples on Weibo to show off the quality of the dual-camera-setup inside the two new models.
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Sep 24
Xiaomi could continue to be the

Xiaomi Mi 5S & Mi 5S Plus: New leak suggests cheap pricing

How does $450 sound for a 5.7 inch smartphone with QHD-resolution, Snapdragon 821, 6 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage? Too good to be true? Well, we do not have confirmation but leaked presentation slides point to the new Xiaomi Mi 5S-series to be rather cheap.
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HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

HP: Windows Phone Elite X3 postponed because of unfinished software

The Elite X3 from HP is no doubt the most important Windows Smartphone of 2016. Now it seems the release of the phone could be partly postponed. The software is still unfinished.
Android 7 might bring new Always On features and Grace UX to the Galaxy S7.

Will Samsung Galaxy S7 users get their hands on the Note 7 GUI with Android 7?

Internally, Samsung is testing Android 7 Nougat on a bunch of Galaxy Phones already, the S7 and S7 edge are among them. A new report from China suggests that the Grace UX and some of the Note 7 features might make it to the Galaxy S7 with Android 7
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Do you really want to strap a $1000 smartphone on your surfboard? He did it!

Apple iPhone 7 and 7 Plus: A surfer is testing their water resistance in the ocean

We all know that Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water resistant. But does that make them perfect surf companions? Surfer Kai Lenny took them out to the ocean and compared them with Apple's previous generation.
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The blue beam will guide you towards the right direction and warn about an uncalibrated compass.

Google Maps will show if your compass is uncalibrated on Android

Google has made it easier to know which way you are headed by replacing the direction arrow with a blue beam, that will be wider or more narrow depending on you phone's compass calibration status.
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Xiaomi is promising a dual camera for its next generation flagship.

The Mi 5S will also have a dual camera, Xiaomi says

Three more days ahead of the Xiaomi launch event next week, the Chinese company is teasing a dual camera for its next flagship phone.
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iPhone 7 tests and reviews. Independent analysis from NBC.

iPhone 7 tests and reviews. An overview in this video gives you a summary of the overall performance scores and some detail on performance, screen and battery life. The information is taken from our controlled lab test process and the iPhones were independently bought for the tests. Links to the fu...
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Cyberpunk meets hardware hunger. “Mankind Divided” has exciting game and story elements, but it needs powerful hardware to run well. Our benchmark test course will determine just how demanding the game is on different notebook and desktop GPUs. Update: now with 27 graphics cards!
Sep 23
Blizzard's Battle.net will get a new name. Apart from that, everything will stay the same.

Gaming: Battle.net will no longer be called Battle.net

The online gaming platform Battle.net by game developer Blizzard will soon get a new name.
Eine unangenehme Meldung hatte Yahoo heute zu machen. (Bild: Yahoo)

Yahoo: Personal info of 500 million accounts stolen

You should change your password! In a blog entry, email provider and search engine Yahoo states that in 2014 the data of at least 500 million user accounts have been stolen from their servers.
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We liked the Note 7 in our review, but luck does not seem to be on Samsung's side...

Galaxy Note 7: More trouble for Samsung

South Korean authorities demand further security tests for each new device and Samsung has to allow more time for customers to claim their money back.
Sep 22
Moto E3 Power Android smartphone first-day sales are impressive

Moto E3 Power sold 100,000 units on its first day

The new Moto E handset managed to break the previous record of first-day smartphone sales via Flipkart.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S Android tablets on Verizon get Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy Tab S gets Android Marshmallow on Verizon

After moving from KitKat to Lollipop, this two-year-old slate on Verizon finally gets Android Marshmallow, but this update also removes some bloatware as well.
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Android phablet coming in black onyx next month

Black Onyx Galaxy Note 7 coming next month

Since the first batch of jet black iPhone 7 handsets sold out very fast, Samsung is on the right path with the black onyx Note 7, to come out in early October.
Apple retail store in Beijing to be followed by the first retail location in South Korea

Apple to open its first South Korean store

Unconfirmed reports from sources familiar with the matter claim that Apple signed three long-term lease contracts, planning to build a two- to three-story store in Seoul.
The Mi 5S will soon trump the Mi 5 as Xiaomi's new flagship phone.

Xiaomi Mi 5S: New official teaser announces an impressive 164K AnTuTu score

Xiaomi has put up another Mi 5S teaser recently, promoting an impressive AnTuTu score of 164,119 points for their next flagship phone that will be released September 27th. Meanwhile rumors claim that there might be a smaller 4 inch model and 3D Touch capabilities.
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A look at New York's skyline through the Pixel Phone made by Google.

Google's marketing efforts for the Pixel Phones show in New York City

Google is putting lots of money into their MadebyGoogle campaign and it shows, particularly in New York City. According to rumors, the Pixel Phones might not achieve the same level of water resistance as some of their competitors.
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BlackBerry DTEK50 Android smartphone, sibling of upcoming DTEK60

BlackBerry Argon coming soon

A page on BlackBerry.com that was not supposed to go public revealed that DTEK60 is a 5.5-inch handset with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor on board, so now it only remains to get an official confirmation.
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Sep 21
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Qualcomm Adreno 506

@ 650MHz
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Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 2000 MHz 14nm
Apple iPhone 7 has the best display according to DisplayMate

Apple's iPhone 7 has the best LCD display according to DisplayMate

After a long stream of Samsung handsets to hold the crown, the Cupertino-based giant is finally being recognized as the maker of the handset with the best LCD display, but not the best overall...
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Android Pay gets updated with support for 44 new banks and credit unions

Android Pay gets updated in the US

Shortly after introducing loyalty card integration and support for Uber, this mobile payment system now gets support for 44 new banks and credit unions.
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Qualcomm Adreno 505

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The Mi Note 2 Pro version might have up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 Pro: 8 GB of RAM, 2,6 Ghz processor and 256 GB of storage?

A leaked screenshot possibly revealed an updated Pro version of the alleged Xiaomi Mi Note 2-series. It might come with up to 8 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage and a faster 2.6 GHz processor. The question is: when will it be released?
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Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO NVMe SSDs available in in 250 GB, 500 GB and 1 TB variants

Samsung 960 PRO and 960 EVO SSDs coming next month

These two new drives offer capacities between 250 GB and 1 TB (960 EVO) and 2 TB (960 PRO), being expected to hit the market next month starting at $129.99 USD and $329.99 USD.

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