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Sony SmartEyeglass Developer Edition SED-E1 alternative to Google Glass

Sony SmartEyeglass officially available for $840

These wearables similar to the notorious Google Glass are now officially available for $840 USD in ten different countries as a product for devel...
Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Intel NUC 5i5RYH Mini PC Review

Small, yet good. Intel has offered small desktop PCs for a long time now. We wish to test their latest installment: the NUC with its brand-new Broadwell chip. In the following in-depth review, we will delve into its features and performance.
Intel Core i5-5250U | Intel HD Graphics 6000 | 690 g
Intel and Micron new 3D NAND die for SSD drives up to 3.5 TB

Intel and Micron launch new 3D NAND flash memory

This new 3D NAND technology allows standard 2.5-inch SSDs with over 10 TB of storage space as well as 3.5 TB gum stick-sized ones, and select par...
Samsung could acquire AMD soon

Samsung shows interest in acquiring AMD

Recent reports from South Korea claim that the two companies are already in talks but such rumors are very old and nothing has been officially co...
Toshiba eMMC NAND embedded flash memory 16 GB, THGBMHG7C2LBAIL

Toshiba announces new eMMC 5.1 embedded memory modules

These new JEDEC e-MMC 5.1-compliant embedded NAND flash memory chips will enter mass production in a few months and target a wide range of digita...
HP brings Bang & Olufsen audio to some of its products

HP announces a partnership with Bang & Olufsen

The well-known Danish audio manufacturer will replace Beats Audio, helping HP to enhance their products' sound.
Foldable smartphone concept render

Foldable smartphones could be coming next year

Reports from South Korea claim that first foldable smartphones from Samsung will hit the market in 2016, while first such tablets could arrive be...
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Long-Term Review

Under observation - Part 2. HP's ZBook 15 G2 has been in our long-term test for some weeks now, and it has to show whether it can keep what it promises in the long run after passing through our regular test procedures. Besides our experiences with the review sample, we will also deal with the topic of multi-monitor operation in our first status report. The following article discloses the experiences we have made until now.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Vector Luna and Vector Meridian limited edition water resistant smartwatches with 30 days battery life

Vector smartwatches promise one month of battery life

While this new smartwatch family may drop a few advanced features, it compensates with style and battery life - up to 30 days.
Rose Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge by Goldgenie

Gold Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge coming soon

Goldgenie is working on a luxury family of Samsung's latest flagships that will come in 24k Gold, Rose Gold, and Platinum.
Accidental damage to HTC One M9 and M8 will be covered under Uh Oh Protection in the US

HTC announces Uh Oh Protection for its One M8 and M9 smartphones

The new protection plan provides the owners with a free replacement One M8 or M9 in case of accidental damage or carrier switch and adds credit t...
OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

OnePlus sets clear release dates for Lollipop updates

The company assures that both CyanogenMod 12S and its own OxygenOS will be released by the end of this month. Five OnePlus One smartphones will b...
Nvidia promises to restore mobile GPU overclocking via a driver update, but many new GTX 900M cards already have the feature locked in the vBIOS

Nvidia seeks to prevent mobile GPU overclocking through a vBIOS-based lock

[UPDATE 4: the driver update which re-enables overclocking will be released tomorrow] A well-known vBIOS modder confirmed the recent reports: man...
Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad W550s Workstation Review

Surprise! Lenovo expands its W-series with a very thin mobile workstation, which can set some new records right away. It benefits from components like the first professional chip from Nvidia's Maxwell generation, a generous battery capacity and many typical business features. Our review shows you what else we like about this workstation.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA Quadro K620M | 15.5" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy S5 mini coming to AT&T March 20

Samsung Galaxy S5 mini hits AT&T on March 20

Almost a year after its launch, the S5 mini reaches AT&T customers, priced at $428.99 USD upfront without contract or $99.99 USD, tied to a two-y...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Microsoft Cortana voice assistant on Windows Phone

Microsoft Cortana is coming to Android and iOS

After finally reaching desktops via Windows 10, Cortana will hit both iOS and Android, claims a recent report by Reuters.
Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged feature phone

Samsung B550 Xcover 3 rugged phone leaks online

The upcoming feature phone is expected to hit the market in Q2 for around $100 USD and while its specs are far from today's mid-range, it will of...
First Google Shop retail store in London opens, two more will follow later this year

Google Shop opens in London

The first Google Shop in London offers Nexus smartphones and tablets, Chromebooks, Chromecasts and Android Wear smartwatches. Two similar stores ...
Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T550 Notebook Review

Two are better than one. Lenovo's business newcomer features two batteries rather than one. That enables a battery life that makes the contenders green with envy in view of its powerful hardware. An LTE modem ensures the required flexibility, data is protected extensively, and the input devices are again close to perfect. All the more aggravating that it was not enough for an IPS screen.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Samsung dominated the smartwatch market in 2014

Samsung leads the smartwatch market

The makers of the Gear family of smartwatches dominated the market last year with over 1.2 million units sold, almost 18 percent of the total glo...
Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

81% Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E550 Notebook Review

Two steps forward, one step back. Lenovo replaces a standard CPU with a ULV processor in yet another ThinkPad. Thus, the Edge E550 sacrifices some performance in favor of power consumption and emissions. The inexpensive office laptop nevertheless makes an overall solid impression.
Intel Core i3-5005U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone with curved display

Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge receive record pre-orders

Carriers ordered no less than 20 million Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge units during the first week since launch, a new record for Samsung.
HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

82% HP ProBook 450 G2 Notebook Review

With stamina. The ProBook 450 G2 attracts buyers with its low heating, low system noise, good input devices, and long battery runtimes. The display is a major weakness. In addition, HP charges a steep price for the computer.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

March 2015 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list o...
MediaTek joins Samsung's list of suppliers

Samsung teams up with MediaTek

While the deal is not concluded yet, recent reports claim Samsung may soon use multiple MediaTek chips for their devices, including both Android-...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Android smartphone coming to Verizon April 1

Verizon Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge pre-orders open April 1

While there is no official launch date yet, Verizon announced they will take pre-orders for the new Samsung handsets starting April 1.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 facing display issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly facing display issues

Recent reports claim the handsets face touch sensitivity issues near the screen edges, more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

March 2015 update. Here you'll find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commen...
Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

77% Acer TravelMate P236-M Notebook Review

Basic business partner. A price of 700 Euros places Acer's new Travelmate P236 in the mid-range of business laptops. Since time is money, components with a decent speed ensure a smooth workflow. However, the trackpad's handling rapidly slows down the work speed.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad W541 Workstation Review

Backward roll! Lenovo's 15-inch workstation was just slightly changed and is now called W541. Besides some small technical developments you also get changed input devices. Lenovo, however, missed the chance to improve other weaknesses. We had a closer look at the result.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | NVIDIA Quadro K2100M | 15.5" | 2.6 kg
LG wins nine MWC 2015 awards

MWC 2015 | LG G3 named Best Smartphone of the Year

Next to the LG G3, the LG Watch Urbane and LG Watch Urbane LTE won no less than nine awards at MWC from various media outlets.
Production of Apple's iPad Pro delayed until September

Production of the rumored iPad Pro scheduled to begin in September

Due to supplier issues, Apple was not able to begin manufacturing the tablet in Q1 2015 as planned originally, and it's unlikely that it will be ...
Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

Intelligent Memory: 16 GB RAM modules for Broadwell notebooks

[Update] Officially, Intel's Broadwell processor can only address RAM modules up to 8 GB thus far. This is also because of the fact that bigger SODIMMs are not widely available. The small RAM manufacturer Intelligent Memory is the first to launch 16 GB modules to be compatible with current notebooks. Update: First tests were successfully conducted.
HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

81% HP ProBook 470 G2 Notebook Review

More power. As of now, HP equips its ProBook with Broadwell processors, which provide the system with more computing power. Otherwise, no real modifications have been made compared with its Haswell-based precursors. Debut: We are testing the first Full HD model of the ProBook 470 lineup with the Broadwell-based ProBook.
Intel Core i7-5500U | AMD Radeon R5 M255 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

March 2015 update. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regula...
New BlackBerry curved handset with slide-out keyboard and BlackBerry 10 OS

MWC 2015 | Curved display BlackBerry smartphone coming later this year

The handset shown in Barcelona today is the first one to run BlackBerry 10 OS and to pack a slide-out keyboard, as well as a curved touchscreen.
MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

MWC 2015 | MediaTek unveils MT6753 and MT8173 SoCs and announces CrossMount platform

The Taiwanese fabless chipmaker presents two new 64-bit processors for mobile devices and a new standard that will simplify resource sharing betw...
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 are expected to push up the company's sales

Samsung has big hopes for Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

The two new handsets will hit the market next month and Samsung hopes they will perform much better than the Galaxy S5 and even the company's bes...
Intel Atom x3 64-bit SoC features 3G or 4G LTE and more

MWC 2015 | Intel unveils new Atom processors

The new chips unveiled today aim smartphones, phablets, and tablets, as well as convertibles. First products that use them are expected in mid-20...
Q4 2014 global smartphone operating profits

Apple grabs 89 percent of worldwide smartphone sales profits

With a market share of only 20 percent, the notorious Cupertino-based company managed to grab most of the smartphone operating profits worldwide.
Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T450s Ultrabook Review

The return of the old master. What can be improved in an almost perfect notebook? Lenovo might have thought that it is better not to change too much and launched an only slightly revised edition of the T440s with the ThinkPad T450s. At least, the manufacturer (partly) answered the complaints about the predecessor's unusual five-button ClickPad.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Samsung 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory chips

Samsung intros 128 GB UFS 2.0 embedded memory for smartphones

The industry’s first 128 GB ultra-fast UFS 2.0 embedded memory for next-gen high-end smartphones has just entered mass production.
HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

89% HP ZBook 15 G2 Workstation Review

Under observation. HP's ZBook 15 G2 is a high-performance, mobile workstation that is to particularly convince with an especially good reliability in the professional field. The lineup already reaped in compelling rates in the standard test procedure. A second test configuration now has to prove whether that remains that way in the long run in the debut of our long-term test.
Intel Core i7-4910MQ | AMD FirePro M5100 | 15.6" | 3.1 kg
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

89% First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T450s

Working on details. Lenovo's ThinkPad T450s steps in big shoes. The expectations are high that the successor of the overall successful T440s is even a bit better. In fact, the T450s proves to be a carefully matured perfectionist - and it now challenges the competition from HP, Dell & co.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X250 Ultrabook Review

No (big) experiments. Lenovo only introduces small changes for the latest sibling of the X200-series – but just those changes improve a good subnotebook and result in an even better one. The manufacturer even listened to the criticism about the unpopular 5-button ClickPad of the predecessor.
Intel Core i7-5600U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Windows Tablets

February 2015 update. Here is a current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked Windows tablets. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by ...
Nvidia 900M graphics: now with 100% less overclocking

Nvidia disables overclocking for Maxwell-based laptop graphics cards with a driver update

It's not a feature, it's a bug: Nvidia claims that laptop graphics "were not designed" for overclocking and that it's "safeguarding" users' syste...
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

No more fans. Core-M makes it possible: The new ThinkPad Helix 2 is available without a fan for the first time, but is still supposed to provide sufficient performance for all important applications. Can the versatile convertible meet the high expectations of business customers?
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)