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May 17
Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

Oppo Find 9a smartphone spotted in AnTuTu database

The listed x9007 model name suggests a smaller or more affordable version of the unannounced Find 9 smartphone.
Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Nvidia sees green in its Q1 FY 2017 earnings report

Latest quarterly results ending May, 2016 show a profit increase of nearly 50 percent YoY for the popular GPU manufacturer.
Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

Successor to the ZTE Axon may be the Axon 7

The new 5.5-inch Axon smartphone will compete directly against other flagships including the LG G5, HTC 10, and eventual iPhone 7.
May 16
Charm by Samsung fitness band is now official

Samsung Charm fitness band is now official

This smart accessory for Android-powered handsets offers fitness tracking capabilities in conjunction with S Health, as well as basic notificatio...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 Euros (~$902) reviewed by Notebookcheck in the la...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Multimedia Notebooks

May 2016 update. Here you will find the best current multimedia notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top model...
LG K10 Smartphone Review

81% LG K10 Smartphone Review

Pitch-dark. LG's K10 wants to add style to the lower mid-range. Read why its screen and the camera's gloomy photos stand in its way in this report.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.3" | 140 g
Huawei MateBook Windows convertible gets 128 GB variant for China

Huawei MateBook gets a new version

The new MateBook targets the Chinese market and features only 128 GB internal storage, next to the Intel Core m5 6Y54 processor and 8 GB RAM.
ZTE Zmax Android phablet successor coming this summer to T-Mobile

ZTE Zmax Pro allegedly coming this summer

This Qualcomm Snapdragon 617-powered 6-inch Android phablet is expected to show up this summer in the US, where it will launch exclusively on T-M...
MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

80% MSI PE70 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

business-class gaming. We take our second look at the PE70 to see how well the Prestige series is branching off from its gaming G series roots. Unfortunately, not much has changed.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 17.3" | 2.4 kg
Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Face Off: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon vs. HP EliteBook Folio 1040 G3 vs. Dell Latitude 14 E7470

Just for work. At well over $1000 USD with configurations surpassing $1500, these small notebooks don't come cheap and aren't very powerful in terms of raw performance. Instead, these models offer better reliability and features that are beyond the reach of cheaper consumer notebooks. Which of these three will get the job done faster?
Lenovo PB2-690N 18.4-inch tablet spotted on GFXBench

Lenovo PB2-690N 18.4-inch tablet spotted on GFXBench

The extra-large Android tablet is expected to have a mid-range Snapdragon 652 SoC and 2560 x 1440 resolution display.
May 15
Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

83% Schenker XMG A726 (Clevo N170RF1-G) Notebook Review

Fine tuning. Schenker Technologies have added new gaming models to their Advanced series in May. Thanks to the many new features, the XMG A726 is notably more modern than its 17-inch XMG A716 and XMG A706 siblings. We checked the differences in detail. Is the extra cost worth it?
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 965M | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

HP Spectre 13 Notebook Preview

Mission impossible. HP designed a conventional notebook with a "thickness" of just 10 millimeters, so it is thinner than some first-gen tablets (original iPad: 13 mm). This required some innovative solutions. We had the chance to have a closer look at a pre-production unit and want to share our initial impressions.
Intel Core i7-6500U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 13.3" | 1.2 kg
Samsung updates Tab 4 10.1 tablet to the Tab 4 Advanced

Samsung updates Galaxy Tab 4 10.1 tablet to the Tab 4 Advanced

The old mainstream tablet gets a much needed internal update with an Exynos 7870 SoC and 2 GB RAM.
Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

Nubia Z11 spotted at TENAA as multiple variants

ZTE has so far only introduced one member in the Nubia Z11 family. These latest leaks, however, show that the other two larger variants should be...
May 14
Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

82% Microsoft Lumia 650 Smartphone Review

Mainstream Microsoft. The new Lumia 650 from Microsoft wants to convince users with competitive pricing and obviously the Windows operating system. The manufacturer from Redmond targets business customers in particular. Because of the slow hardware, however, there are some limitations, including the lack of the Windows Continuum feature.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 212 APQ8009 | Qualcomm Adreno 304 | 5.0" | 122 g
Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2016)

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab A 7.0 (2016) Tablet Review

Compact. The particularly handy design bestows Samsung's new tablet from the 7-inch category with almost smartphone-like traits. However, tight 8 GB of storage and an entry-level SoC curb the fun. Our test will reveal whether the Galaxy Tab A7 convinces in real world use anyway.
Spreadtrum SC7731 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 7.0" | 283 g
HTC Desire 820 Android smartphone gets 6.0.1 Marshmallow update

HTC Desire 820 gets Android 6.0.1 update

This handset that launched back in 2014 finally gets Marshmallow, as well as the latest major iteration of the HTC Sense UI.
Google Gboard keyboard app for iOS

Google launches GBoard keyboard app for iOS

Next to emojis and GIFs, this app also offers Google Search capabilities that are very easy to use, as well as the ability to send information it...
HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

HTC announces sharp sales decline as of Q1 2016

After a brief period in the green early last year, the Taiwanese manufacturer is now back to being knee deep in red with a quarterly loss of 2.61...
May 13
New Nvidia Shield tablet shows up at FCC

Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 successor spotted at FCC

The upcoming slate is similar to the existing Shield Tablet K1 in terms of design, but most of its specs still have to be confirmed.
Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Lenovo overtakes HP as world's largest notebook manufacturer

Overall notebook market is down 7.3 percent year-over-year when looking at the top 8 manufacturers worldwide.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 coming this June

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1 2016 coming this June

The 10.1-inch tablet will ship with an Exynos 7870 SoC, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB eMMC for 290 Euros or 350 Euros with added LTE functionality.
Samsung Galaxy Note 6 specs leaked details, product coming to the US in August

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 coming to the US in August

Since Galaxy Note 5 launched in mid-August, it would not be a surprise to see this rumor coming true and to see its successor showing up around A...
Huawei Honor V8 with QHD display now official

Huawei Honor V8 with QHD display now official

The 5.7-inch smartphone will be Huawei's first model with a native resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Other features include dual rear cameras and...
Coolpad unveils Torino S LTE smartphone for 200 Euros

Coolpad unveils Torino S LTE smartphone for 200 Euros

The Torino S will be one of the most affordable 4.7-inch smartphones with both LTE and a fingerprint reader.
Supposed dummy cover for iPhone 7 reveals dimensions and Smart Connector pins

Supposed dummy cover for iPhone 7 reveals dimensions and Smart Connector pins

More rumors on the iPhone 7 claim a final design more similar to the current iPhone 6s than initially anticipated.
May 12
HTC 10 Android flagship coming to T-Mobile

HTC 10 coming to T-Mobile next week

The flagship will launch on T-Mobile on May 18th, and those who will get it in the first week will also receive an HTC-branded Rapid Charger and ...
Asus ZenFone 2 Laser Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Asus ZenFone 2 Laser gets Android Marshmallow

In addition to the latest major Android build, this update comes without the bloatware previously added by Asus.
Sunrise Calendar app now discontinued and integrated into Outlook

Microsoft shuts down Sunrise Calendar

More than a year after purchasing Sunrise Atelier, the Redmond giant decides to discontinue Sunrise Calendar and integrate it into Outlook.
Samsung  Galaxy TabPro S Review and lab test results.play icon

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S Review and lab test results.

Samsung Galaxy TabPro S review and lab test results including detailed screen measurements, battery life and performance figures. We've put this 12 inch tablet through its paces, tested the keyboard and gave it 8.5 / 10 as a score. It's a very good tablet with a fantastic screen. Battery life can be...
Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT Notebook Review

70% Toshiba Satellite C70-C-1FT Notebook Review

Mixed feelings. Toshiba adds another model to the already pretty diverse segment of the 17-inch notebook category. The C70 uses standard hardware and lacks any noteworthy features. Can the notebook distinguish itself from the competition?
Intel Core i5-6200U | NVIDIA GeForce 930M | 17.3" | 3.6 kg
Alleged photos of OnePlus 3 leak online (Source: Weibo)

Alleged photos of OnePlus 3 leak online

The rounded back and line patterns are reminiscent to the HTC 10 with front and edges not unlike the Galaxy C5.
May 11
Archos 50 Power smartphone to come with 4000 mAh battery pack

Archos 50 Power smartphone to come with 4000 mAh battery pack

The 5-inch budget smartphone will make use of a dense battery pack and retail for 150 Euros.
Pebble Health Mobile Graphs feature delivered by Pebble software 3.12

Pebble firmware 3.12 now available

This update brings watch-based texting support to iOS, as well as multiple improvements to Pebble Health on both Android and iOS.
Huawei P9 teardown shows design similarities to iPhone

Huawei P9 teardown shows design similarities to iPhone

The P9 is still a bit easier to service compared to the iPhone 6s due to its more conservative use of adhesives.
Xiaomi Mi Max Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 and 6.4-inch display

Xiaomi Mi Max launches in China

This 6.4-inch phablet has a Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 chip under the hood, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, runs Android Marshmallow with MIUI 8, ...
Samsung Galaxy S7 Active SM-G891A specs on GFXBench

Samsung Galaxy S7 Active hits GFXBench

THe Samsung device with model number SM-G891A is powered by a Snapdragon 820, has a 5.5-inch display, and also packs 4 GB RAM and 32 GB of intern...
Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Chinese government officials

Apple CEO Tim Cook to meet with Chinese government officials

The visit to Beijing will hopefully strike an agreement between Apple and Chinese officials to lift the ban on iTunes and create a more amicable ...
LG G5 Smartphone Review

89% LG G5 Smartphone Review

Modular with big eyes. LG's new G5 comes with some new innovations. The smartphone is now modular and has a dual-camera. As well as the conventional lens, there is an additional wide-angle lens, but unfortunately, the resolution is pretty low. The battery capacity has also reduced.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996 | Qualcomm Adreno 530 | 5.3" | 159 g
May 10
Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge get bloatware update on Verizon Wireless

Verizon updates the Galaxy S7 lineup with bloatware

A recent update for the Samsung flagship on Verizon includes bloatware capable to download further bloatware, but it can be easily disabled.
Chinese smartphones growing in popularity worldwide

Chinese smartphones growing in popularity worldwide

Over 40 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide this past quarter were from Chinese manufacturers.
Weibo rumors are claiming a smaller version of the impending Note 6 with weaker specifications

Samsung Galaxy Note 6 Lite could be in the works

At least one other SKU may launch alongside the flagship Galaxy Note 6 with the same display size and less powerful hardware.
Toshiba Satellite C70-C Review. Big Laptop with Issues.play icon

Toshiba Satellite C70-C Review. Big Laptop with Issues.

Toshiba Satellite C70 C in review. We gave this 1000 Euro 17.3-inch laptop a relatively poor 7/10 score in our review. The price has come down since then but still, there are major issues to consider if you're looking at this laptop. The screen is inaccurate and the keyboard - trackpad area isn't up...
Huawei Honor V8 closeup image leak shows fingerprint reader and dual camera setup

New Huawei Honor V8 images surface online

A closeup shot shows the dual camera setup and the fingerprint reader, but the handset's capability to take dynamic 360-degree photos has been re...
Motorola Moto X 2016 Android smartphone with modular cover

Next-gen Moto X might feature modular covers

The new handsets will launch next to six modules known as "amps" that have the same purpose as the "friends" that can be attached to the LG G5 fl...
MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

82% MSI PE60 6QE Prestige iBuyPower Edition Notebook Review

Part multimedia, gaming, and business. The PE60 6QE is a small update over last year's PE60 2QE based on the GE62 chassis. Unfortunately, MSI will have to do more to distinguish its Prestige series from the rest of its gaming lineup.
Intel Core i7-6700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
May 9
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini smartphone to get Android Marshmallow firmware soon

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Galaxy J3 to get Marshmallow

After a long wait for the S5 mini users and a very short one for Galaxy J3 ones, they all finally get the Android Marshmallow update.
Windows 10 free upgrade ending this July

Windows 10 free upgrade ending this July

Starting on July 30th, Microsoft's latest Windows operating system will cost users at least $119.
Lenovo Project Tango smartphone coming in June 2016

Lenovo Project Tango phone coming June 9th

The first Project Tango smartphone will finally launch next month, most likely at Lenovo’s second annual Tech World conference.
Microsoft Surface Book convertible to get a successor in June 2016

Microsoft Surface Book 2 might launch next month

The successor of the Surface Book convertible is expected to feature a 4K display and USB Type-C connectivity.

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