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Dec 2
The Aero 14 is back and VR Ready. (Source: GIGABYTE)

Gigabyte releases updated Aero 14 with GTX 1060

Gigabyte's battery-packed (94.24 Wh) Aero14 has been upgraded with a VR-Ready GTX 1060. Other specs include a QHD IPS display, storage up to 1TB m.2 PCIE SSD, and RAM up to 32 GB DDR4-2400.
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Dec 1
Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

Save up to $700 on VAIO devices now through December 25th

VAIO is currently running a sale on devices from now until Christmas. In addition to saving up to $700, VAIO will throw in a free laptop bag with the purchase of a laptop.
HMD Global currently uses the Nokia brand on a line of feature phones. Android powered smartphones are expected in 2017. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia smartphones officially returning in 2017 under HMD Global

The Nokia brand will live on through HMD manufactured and distributed smartphones.
Samsung will tell us why the batteries in the Galaxy Note 7 were prone to go up in flames.

Samsung to announce the reason behind the Galaxy Note 7 battery disaster by year's end.

According to a recent report by the Korean Herald, Samsung is still not sure what caused the battery problems in their unsuccessful Galaxy Note 7. However, they have plans to reveal the reason by year's end at the latest.
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Curved on the edges and even bezel-less on the top: The design of the elePhone S8.

The elePhone S8 will offer a triple bezel-less design next year

Chinese smartphone manufacturer Elephone posted a picture of their innovative elePhone S8-design on their Twitter page, revealing a triple bezel-less design with curved edges on the sides.
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MediaTek announced new processors as part of their Helio X20-lineup: The Helio X23 und X27.

MediaTek announced the launch of the Helio X23 und Helio X27 mobile processors

Both new Helio chips will offer more speed over the current X20 and X25 processors and introduce support for dual-cameras thanks to an updated Image signal processor. They will also be more power efficient.
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HP is hoping the ProBook x360 11 will be a hit in education. (Source: HP)

HP targets classrooms with the ProBook x360 11

Designed from "the ground up" for educational settings, the ProBook x360 11 is an inexpensive, durable, and capable convertible with active pen support.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Virgin Media's new TellyTablet is a TV focused Android tablet with access to the Google Play Store. (Source: Virgin Media)

Virgin Media releases TellyTablet and 4K-capable V6 Box

Virgin Media has announced two new products in the UK, the TellyTablet and V6 Box. Both devices will run Virgin's TV services, including their updated TV Anywhere and TV kids apps.
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Cyber Monday 2016: Amazon, eBay & Walmart are the U.S. top retailers

Cyber Monday 2016: Amazon, eBay & Walmart are the U.S. top retailers

Cyber Monday 2016 hits $2.67 Billion in desktop online sales to rank as top U.S. online spending day in history. Holiday weekend buying was up 15 percent. 5-day Thanksgiving-Cyber Monday Period with strong growth rate of 17 % (YoY).
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Lenovo Moto Z modular Android handset might get a Tango 3D camera module

Lenovo Moto Z expected to get a Tango 3D camera

Since Lenovo already has a Tango 3D-capable handset on the market, seeing a Moto Mod capable of offering augmented reality to the Moto Z would not be a surprise. However, remains to see when will it happen.
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Fitbit Charge 2 fitness tracker, Pebble might soon join Fitbit

Fitbit might buy Pebble

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that Fitbit is close to signing a deal to acquire the troubled wearable maker and, unfortunately, it looks like the Pebble brand will disappear.
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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units still in the wild will not be allowed to connect to mobile networks

Samsung to cut network access for the Note 7 units still in the wild

Although Samsung has decided to take back all Note 7 phablets sold and destroy them due to the notorious battery problems, there are still a few lurking around. To be sure no units remain in use, the company now works with carriers to cut network access to these last Note 7 users.
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Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1050 for Laptops to be released on CES 2017

Nvidia: GeForce GTX 1050 for Laptops to be released on CES 2017

While the GPUs of the Pascal generation are already available in many high-end gaming notebooks, the middle-class of the new GPU generation is still missing. According to DigiTimes, this will change in January with the release of the GeForce GTX 1050.
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Nov 30
The malware can gain root access on Android phones, exposing the entire device to the hackers. (Source: Android Recovery Mode Screen)

Hackers compromise over 1 million Google accounts

Malicious software disguised as legitimate Android apps have breached over 1 million Google accounts. The software can then install additional apps or even post content online.
MSI CX72-7QLi581 Notebook Review

77% MSI CX72-7QLi581 Notebook Review

All-rounder. The CX72 is a 17.3-inch notebook destined to sit on the home-office table. The laptop has low heat and noise emissions and a powerful Kaby Lake processor, but the display is lacking. We will find out more about this model in our detailed review.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Face Off: HP Omen 17 vs. Aorus X7 DT v6 vs. EVGA SC17

Portable powerhouse. The Aorus X7 DT v6 is one of the thinnest notebooks available with the GTX 1080. What benefits will users get from its $3100 USD asking price compared to the $2800 USD EVGA SC17 or $1700 USD HP Omen 17?
Meizu M3X Android smartphone with MediaTek Helio P20 processor and 3 GB RAM

Meizu M3X now up for pre-order

This new Android handset is powered by the MediaTek Helio P20 processor, also featuring 3/4 GB RAM, 32/64 GB internal storage, dual-SIM support, a fingerprint scanner, and more. In China, it will hit the market for $247 USD or $290 USD, depending on the variant.
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The Meizu PRO 6 Plus, powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890, is now available in China. (Source: Meizu)

Meizu unveils PRO 6 Plus powered by Samsung Exynos 8890 SoC

Meizu's new PRO 6 Plus is a followup to its PRO 6, released earlier this year. The PRO 6 Plus phablet is boasts impressive specs and could even be a suitable replacement for those missing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
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"reMarkable" e-ink tablet with full stylus support available for pre-order

Something of a cross between a Kindle and a Wacom tablet, the reMarkable tablet seeks to replace your trusty pen and paper for reading, writing, and sketching.
CyanogenMod logo, Cyanogen Inc. to close its Seattle office and lay off staff

Cyanogen might shut down Seattle office

Although this has not been confirmed yet, it seems like Cyanogen is currently planning to close its Seattle office by the end of the year, laying off some employees in the process as well.
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Coolpad Note 3S Android smartphone with Snapdragon 415 and 3 GB RAM

Coolpad launches Note 3S and Mega 3 smartphones

Both smartphones target the low-cost area of the market, come with a 5.5-inch display, run Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool UI 8.0 on top, and will go on sale in India via Amazon on December 7.
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Samsung Gear S3 BALR. special edition smartwatch launching in Netherlands December 2016

Netherlands-exclusive Gear S3 BALR. edition coming this Friday

More than a year after the Gear S2 BALR. special edition smartwatch, the Samsung Gear S3 gets the BALR. treatment as well. The new BALR.-customized Gear smartwatch has a price tag of €499 EUR.
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Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime Android smartphone now available in the US

Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime now available in the US

This 5.5-inch metal-clad Android smartphone already arrived in India and the Philippines, and now the time has come for the US market. The Exynos 7870 Octa-driven handset can be acquired via Amazon for $295.97 USD.
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Sony Xperia X Performance Android smartphone gets Nougat update

Sony Xperia X Performance gets Android Nougat

Not long after the first LG G5 and HTC 10 flagships received Android 7.0 in the US, the Sony Xperia X Performance joins them. The new firmware rolls out to both the single- and dual-SIM variants of this handset.
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The FourGee 1160/6401 will cost between $15-20. (Source: Altair)

Raspberry Pi 3 gets LTE thanks to Altair chipset

The popular Raspberry Pi 3 board computer will soon be LTE-capable with a new communications chipset from Altair.
Samsung Galaxy On7 (2016) Android smartphone now available in South Korea

Samsung Galaxy On7 hits South Korea

After making its debut in China, this 5.5-inch Android handset comes to South Korea. Powered by Marshmallow out of the box, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 3 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage.
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HTC and Valve seek to reduce Vive cost with simplified base stations. (Source: HTC Vive)

HTC and Valve seek to reduce Vive cost with simplified base stations

The prohibitively high cost of entry for the Vive experience may drop to $665 from $800 in the near future, according to a report.
Nearly 1 million Germans offline last weekend due to hack attempt

Nearly 1 million Germans offline last weekend due to hack attempt

Regional attack by Mirai botnet knocks 900,000 Germans offline.
Nov 29
The internal hard drive is the only major component that can be replaced by the end user. (Source: iFixIt)

Teardown reveals Microsoft Surface Studio has limited user upgradeability

Most major components are soldered on and cannot be replaced. However, the device appears to be fairly repairable.
Will Qualcomm release the Snapdragon 830 as a scaled down version of the Snapdragon 835?

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 830 might come after all

When Qualcomm released the Snapdragon 835 recently, it was widely expected that this would be their flagship processor for 2017. However, according to new rumors out of China, Qualcomm might also release the Snapdragon 830 just a few months after the Snapdragon 835 as a slightly scaled down version.
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Samsung Pay in use, launch in the UK delayed for 2017

Samsung Pay UK launch pushed to next year

Although its arrival to the UK was expected for this December, it looks like Samsung's mobile payment service will only make its debut in the area in 2017. Unfortunately, no accurate release date has been unveiled yet.
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#ExtremeUnboxing: The OnePlus 3T is unboxed in a Fighte Jet.

OnePlus made an unboxing OnePlus 3T video inside a Fighter Jet

Making an unboxing video at home is boring so OnePlus rented a Fighter Jet and a pilot in Czech Republic and made the video high up in the sky. It may have been even better in VR.
Meizu is launching the Note 5 on December 6th.

Meizu Note 5 has a December 6th launch date

Meizu has released teasers revealing the launch date for the Note 5 for December 6th. Meizu decided to omit the Note 4 and launch the Note 5 as a successor to the successful M3 Note.
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LeEco Le Max Pro Android phablet coming soon to the US via multiple online retailers

LeEco phones coming to Amazon, Best Buy, and Target

Although the company initially planned to have flash sales in the US, they are now dropping the idea and opening the web store 24/7. However, LeEco will sell its products in the US via other retailers as well.
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The Nexus 6P by Huawei is one of the first devices to receive the update to Android 7.1.1. (Source: Huawei)

Nexus 6P to receive Android 7.1.1 update in December

The update will be included in a security patch scheduled to go out on December 6th.
Lenovo Moto M teaser image, Lenovo sales in India via Flipkart reached 13 million units

Lenovo has sold over 13 million smartphones on Flipkart so far

Since teaming up with the Indian online retailer back in 2014, Lenovo managed to sell more than 13 million handsets on the local market, including Moto devices. Now, Lenovo is the second smartphone brand by value and volume in India.
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LG G5 Android flagship on T-Mobile gets Nougat update

LG G5 on T-Mobile gets Android Nougat

One week after Sprint released the Android Nougat firmware for the LG G5 flagships on its network, T-Mobile does the same. The update has 1.2 GB in size and rolls out via OTA, packing the usual features and the November security patches.
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Lenovo K6 Power Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 launches in India

Lenovo K6 Power launches in India

This 5-inch Android handset has been uncovered at IFA 2016 and now debuts in India. Priced at roughly $145 USD, it uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor and runs Android Marshmallow with Lenovo Pure UI on top.
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Apple's iPhone 7 series may not have sold as well as expected (Source: Wikipedia Commons)

Apple working on "more than 10" designs prototypes for next iPhone

Distinct new features include curved and OLED displays.
HTC 10 Android flagship now gets Nougat update in the US

HTC 10 gets Android Nougat in the US

Not long after introducing the Android Nougat-powered Bolt/10 Evo, HTC has finally released the new firmware for the HTC 10 flagships in the US. The 1.1 GB update brings Android 7.0 and the November security patch.
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Google Pixel family expected to sell over 9 million units by the end of 2017

Google expected to sell 9 million Pixel handsets in 2016 and 2017

According to the financial firm Morgan Stanley, Google will sell around 3 million Pixel handsets by the end of 2016, followed by over 6 million during 2017. These sales are expected to bring in almost $6 billion in revenue.
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Lenovo ZUK Edge teaser surfaces on Weibo, launch expected early December 2016

Lenovo ZUK Edge coming next week

Recently spotted at TENAA, this 5.5-inch handset that is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chip has been confirmed to arrive next week. Sadly, it does not come loaded with Android Nougat.
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Asus Zenbook 3 to launch for 1500 Euros in Germany

Asus Zenbook 3 launching in Germany for 1500 Euros

The latest ultrathin notebook from Asus is finally coming with Kaby Lake, a 512 GB SSD, and 8 GB of RAM before the end of this month.
Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Face Off: Toshiba Portege Z30 vs. Dell Latitude 13 7370 vs. HP EliteBook 1030 G1

Core m business notebooks. The "traditional" Portege Z30 stands on relatively equal ground with the the thinner and fanless alternatives from Dell and HP in terms of weight and missing features.
(Source: Samsung)

Samsung not leaving the PC market: official statement

Samsung has officially denied rumors it would sell its PC division to Chinese juggernaut Lenovo.
Nov 28
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Cube's Mix Plus is a low-powered, low-cost laptop/tablet hybrid. (Source: Cube)

Kaby Lake powered Cube Mix Plus now available for pre-order

The 10.6 inch 2-in-1 sports a Core M Kaby Lake processor. Is the Chinese manufactured hybrid a good value?
AOC launches Agon AG251FZ monitor with 1 ms response time and 240 Hz refresh rate

AOC launches Agon AG251FZ monitor with 1 ms response time and 240 Hz refresh rate

The new 24.5-inch monitor will be one of the fastest 1080p gaming monitors available in terms of response times when it launches in early 2017.
Fairphone 2 Smartphone Review

80% Fairphone 2 Smartphone Review

Good conscience. Fairphone's 2 promotes fair labor conditions and sustainability rather than exploitation and waste. With its unique, to the smartphone world, modular design that easily allows replacing components, the 5-inch Android takes a different approach than its rivals in all other aspects, as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AA | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 172 g
Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ Notebook Review

80% Acer Aspire E5-774-54HJ Notebook Review

Cheap DTR.The Aspire E5-774 works very quietly, barely heats up, offers simple upgrade options, an FHD screen and good battery life - a nice desktop replacement. The price is relatively low at 550 Euros (~$583), but the laptop does not come with a Windows OS.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 17.3" | 3 kg
No Man's Sky is an open-world adventure game for Playstation 4 and Windows. (Source: Hello Games)

Foundation Update brings new features to No Man's Sky

The update brings some major changes and is the first in a line of planned improvements for the game.

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