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Xiaomi Mi Notebook Air ultrabook, Xiaomi India revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Xiaomi India's revenue exceeded $1 billion in 2016

Back in October, Xiaomi sold over one million smartphones in India in 18 days. Now, the local division reported over $1 billion in revenue in 2016, thanks to its focus on online sales and the creation of an entire ecosystem of companion products.
Apple retail store in Beijing, soon similar location to open in Seoul

Apple confirms plans for its first South Korean store

A few months after the reports claiming that Apple signed three long-term lease contracts and had plans to build a two- to three-story store in Seoul, the Cupertino-based company finally confirms these rumors in an official statement.
First Amazon bookstore, located in Seattle; new Amazonbooks location to open in New York City

Amazon to open a bookstore in New York City this spring

The three existing Amazon Books retail bookstores will be joined by a new one that is expected to open in New York this spring. The location chosen is inside Manhattan’s Time Warner Center.
QNAP CES 2017 flyer, QNAP Thunderbolt 3 NAS and

CES 2017 | QNAP announces Thunderbolt 3 NAS and other new storage solutions

The Thunderbolt NAS introduced back in 2015 has been updated with Thunderbolt 3 connectivity, but QNAP has also unveiled a NAS with optical disc drive compatibility, as well as a few other new products.
ZTE Android Wear smartwatch render

ZTE to launch its first Android Wear smartwatch later this year

In a recent interview, ZTE USA's chairman and CEO confirmed they are working together with a local carrier for the release of the company's first Android Wear smartwatch. Unfortunately, he did not reveal any other details.
The WT73VR looks to be one of the most powerful mobile workstations in the world. (Source: MSI)

CES 2017 | MSI unveils new line of workstation notebooks

The powerful mobile workstations feature 7th generation Intel processor and the latest Quadro graphics cards from Nvidia.
First OnePlus Experience Store opens in India, Bengaluru, in January 2017

First OnePlus Experience Store opens on January 7

India is a big market for OnePlus, but the company only sells its products on Amazon for now. Later this week, OnePlus will expand its reach into the offline market by opening its first retail store, which will be located in Bengaluru (Bangalore).
The updated XPS 13 Convertible is equipped with Kaby Lake-Y series chips for fanless operation. (Source: Dell)

CES 2017 | Dell officially announces XPS 13 Convertible

The popular notebook line of computers from Dell gets an interesting update - the newest XPS 13 is a fanless convertible.
Samsung Galaxy S8 concept render, Samsung to have in stock 10 million units at launch

Samsung to have 10 million Galaxy S8 units available at launch

A recent report reveals that Samsung's suppliers received a production plan that involves no less than 10 million Galaxy S8 units that should be ready to hit the market in April.
Samsung Gear S Strap by Swarovski, Swarovski Android Wear smartwatch for women coming in March

CES 2017 | First Android Wear smartwatch by Swarovski coming in March

The first Android Wear smartwatch by Swarovski is expected to show up in March at the yearly Baselworld show for the world's watch and jewelry industry. Sadly, it seems this new luxury smart wearable will only target ladies.
Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT world's largest flash drive with 2 TB capacity

Kingston unveils world's first 2 TB flash drive

Dubbed Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate GT, this impressive flash drive has a shock-resistant zinc-alloy case, offers USB 3.1 speeds, and will hit the market next month in 1 TB and 2 TB variants.
It's rare for a laptop as thin and light as the Pro B9440 to get MIL-STD810G testing. (Source: Asus)

CES 2017 | Asus launches thin, light, MIL-STD 14" Pro B9440 notebook for business

Asus has announced the eye-catching and ultraportable Pro B9440 notebook for business. At 2.3 pounds, Asus says it is the world's lightest 14-inch laptop.
The Mirabook sports an aluminum chassis and a retractable USB cable. (Source: Brad Linder/Liliputing)

CES 2017 | Miraxess shows off Mirabook smartphone laptop dock

The Mirabook is a Lap Dock for your Android or Windows phone featuring USB Type-C, HDMI, 24-hours of battery life, and an aluminum chassis.
Acer Chromebook N7 (C731) rugged notebook compliant with U.S. MIL-STD 810G

CES 2017 | Acer announces Chromebook 11 N7 (C731)

This new Chromebook is powered by the Intel Celeron N3060, next to 4 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB eMMC internal storage, being compliant with the MIL-STD 810G ruggedness standard.
Acer Aspire V15 Nitro (VN7-593G) notebook for gamers and content creators

CES 2017 | Acer Aspire V Nitro coming next month

The updated Aspire V Nitro lineup features Kaby Lake processors, up to 16 GB DDR4 memory, GeForce GTX 1060 and 1050 Ti graphics, and will hit the market next month, starting at $1,199 USD.
HP EliteBook x360 is the world's thinnest 13-inch convertible

CES 2017 | HP EliteBook x360 is the world's thinnest 13-inch convertible

Users will be able to configure up to a 4K UHD display, 16 GB RAM, Core i7 Kaby Lake CPU, Sure View privacy screen, and new hardware-based security features.
Samsung patent showing advanced foldable smartphone with multiple biometric ID forms

Samsung foldable smartphone patent with multiple biometric ID methods shows up

Although Samsung patents showing devices with foldable displays have been around for a few years now, the latest one shows a foldable smartphone that also uses two biometric identification methods.
Acer Switch V10 Windows 10 convertible, Windows 10 is finally more popular than Windows 7 in the UK and USA

Windows 10 finally overtakes Windows 7

Although the adoption rate of Microsoft Windows 10 slowed once the free upgrade stopped, recent reports show that Windows 7 is no longer the leading operating system in both the UK and the USA.
Lenovo: Updated ThinkPad X1 familiy announced (X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, X1 Tablet)

CES 2017 | Lenovo: Updated ThinkPad X1 familiy announced (X1 Carbon, X1 Yoga, X1 Tablet)

Right before the start of CES, Lenovo is announcing the new ThinkPad X1 models. The highlight: The redesigned X1 Carbon. Aside from that, X1 Yoga and X1 Tablet are also updated with the newest Kaby Lake CPUs.
Automated manufacturing is already the standard in some fields, such as Automotives. (Source: Robotics Tomorrow)

Foxconn GM reveals plans to fully automate some factories

Foxconn General Manager Dai Jia Peng has revealed plans to fully automate entire factories.
Asus Chromebook Flip 2 C302CA with Intel Pentium 4405Y

Asus Chromebook Flip 2 surfaces on Best Buy

The C302CA model was spotted earlier this year on Newegg, but now the Flip 2 name is finally confirmed, although Asus still has to announce it. This $499.99 USD Chromebook has an all-metal casing and uses the Intel Pentium 4405Y processor.
The alleged screenshot reveals both a 3:2 aspect ratio and Android 7.0. (Source: Roland Quandt)

BlackBerry partner TCL's "Mercury" handset to have 4.6-inch 3:2 display, hardware keyboard

More details regarding BlackBerry's new "Mercury" handset have emerged, confirming a Snapdragon 625 CPU, 3:2 aspect ratio, and 4.6-inch screen.
Intel Kaby Lake refresh on track for late 2017 launch

Intel Kaby Lake refresh on track for late 2017 launch

The Intel ix-8000 Coffee Lake series should be the final 14 nm architecture based on Skylake and Kaby Lake in the manufacturer's three-step "process-architecture-optimization" cycle.
Umidigi to detail Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro smartphones next week

Umidigi to detail Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro smartphones next week

The Umi name change to Umidigi will reflect on the higher-end Umidigi Z Pro smartphone. Both the upcoming Umi Z and Umidigi Z Pro are expected to each sport the new Helio X27 SoC.
HP ProBook 430 G4 (Core i7, Full HD) Notebook Review

86% HP ProBook 430 G4 (Core i7, Full HD) Notebook Review

Good employee. HP's new ProBook 430 G4 is the entry-level business model. The Kaby Lake update leaves a good initial impression, but some details reveal that you are not on the executive floor yet.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.6 kg
TSMC says that the 10 nm process is

TSMC says that 10 nm-process is "totally on track"

Countering news-reports that yields of chips manufactured in the industry's advanced 10 nm process are below expectations, TSMC has said today that the process is on track and will contribute to sales revenue in the first quarter of 2017 as expected.
Lenovo: New ThinkPad accessoires with USB Type C

Lenovo: New ThinkPad accessoires with USB Type C

Alongside the announcement of its 2017 ThinkPad-family, Lenovo also announced some new Think-branded accessories: Two external monitors and two new dockingstations. Their common trait: All of them are connected to the laptop via USB Type C or Thunderbolt 3.
Lenovo ThinkPad: Two subnotebooks and a convertible with Kaby Lake (X270, ThinkPad 13, Yoga 370)

Lenovo ThinkPad: Two subnotebooks and a convertible with Kaby Lake (X270, ThinkPad 13, Yoga 370)

The smaller ThinkPads are also being updated with Kaby Lake. All three, Yoga 370, X270 and ThinkPad 13 are in the 12,5" to 13,3" market-segment, which qualifies all of them as subnotebooks. One of the models, the Yoga, seems to replace two older models at the same time.
Lenovo ThinkPad: Classic ThinkPad-models with Kaby Lake announced (T470, T570, T470s, T470p, L470 & L570)

Lenovo: Classic ThinkPad-models with Kaby Lake announced (T470, T570, T470s, T470p, L470 & L570)

With the year 2016 slowly coming to its end, Lenovo has announced their new ThinkPad lineup. The classic T- and L-Series are updated with the newest Kaby Lake CPUs and also come with several other new features.
By January 8, nearly all remaining Galaxy Note 7s will be rendered inoperable in the US. (Source: Ron Amadeo/ArsTechnica)

T-Mobile rolling out Note-7-killing update; AT&T, Verizon, and Sprint to follow

T-mobile has begun rolling out firmware designed to effectively brick remaining Samsung Galaxy Note 7s. Verizon and AT&T will roll out the update January 5, while Sprint will wait until January 8.
Apple has taken the position that there is no problem with the battery life of their new MacBooks. (Source: iFixit)

Apple will work with Consumer Reports following lack of recommendation

After Consumer Reports failed to recommend Apple's MacBooks for the first time in the history of the product line, Phil Schiller has tweeted that he is working with the consumer watchdog to find out more about their tests.
The report asserts that the economic effects of AI-driven unemployment will be a major challenge over the next 2 decades. (Source: The White House)

White House report on AI urges preparations for large-scale unemployment

The White House has released a report on the near-future effects of AI and automation, which asserts that preparations for the transition of the labor market should begin soon.
HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA Notebook Review

82% HP ProBook 450 G4 Y8B60EA Notebook Review

Unworthy screen. HP is one of the first manufacturers to use Kaby Lake in its 400 ProBook lineup in the business sector. Why the 15.6-inch model is not convincing despite its many positive traits can be read in our in-depth report.
Intel Core i7-7500U | NVIDIA GeForce 930MX | 15.6" | 2 kg
Google Nexus 9 tablet gets Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on T-Mobile

Google Nexus 9 tablets on T-Mobile get Android 7.1.1

Since this is not the first Nougat-based firmware for the Nexus 9 tablets on T-Mobile, the update is tiny, weighing only 52 MB. Even this way, the update comes with a few noticeable changes, such as support for sending GIFs from the keyboard.
International variant of Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Android smartphone gets Marshmallow update

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 finally gets Android Marshmallow worldwide

A few weeks after releasing the update for the Redmi Note 3 in India, Xiaomi finally begins to deliver the Android Marshmallow firmware to the international version of this 5.5-inch handset.
Samsung might decide to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S8 and increase prices.

Samsung's Galaxy S8 might be more expensive and come later than expected

Samsung may decide to postpone the launch of the Galaxy S8 to April of next year according to sources from within the company. Due to higher production costs, the upcoming flagship might also increase in price by 15 to 20 percent.
LG V20 premium Android handset to get a worthy successor in January 2017

CES 2017 | First IP68 certified LG X smartphone might show up at CES

One of the several new handsets that LG is expected to unveil during next month's event in Las Vegas is said to be X Caliber, the company's first IP68 certified smartphone to join the X family.
This image allegedly shows the box of Coolpads first notebook, the S505.

Chinese Coolpad might enter the notebook market soon

Coolpad could release their first notebook, a rumor out of Chinese Weibo suggests. This would make Coolpad the third Chinese smartphone manufacturer after to Xiaomi and Huawei to enter the notebook biz this year.
Foldable displays for Google, Apple, and Microsoft to come from LG

LG to supply foldable displays for Google, Apple, and Microsoft

Although there is no foldable screen device on the mainstream market right now, it looks like big names like Apple, Microsoft, and Google are getting ready to use this technology in products for the masses. However, it also seems that LG will be the brand behind the foldable screens employed by these upcoming gadgets.
The Joule 550x is a powerful single-board computer, but comes at a high premium. (Source: NewEgg)

Intel challenges Raspberry Pi with Joule 550x SoC

Intel has released its powerful single-board Joule 550x computer to compete with the Raspberry Pi 3, but resellers are wildly inflating its already high price.
Apple's Mac Pro has not been updated in over 1100 days. (Source: Apple)

Apple has new desktops coming: Cook

In a forum post to employees, Tim Cook reiterated the company's support for Mac desktop computers and asserted that there were some in the works.
QNAP TS-831X quad-core business NAS with 8 bays

QNAP announces TS-831X quad-core NAS

This new cost-effective NAS for businesses has eight hot-swappable bays, up to 16 GB of memory, and uses a quad-core AnnapurnaLabs Alpine processor. It also features a hardware-accelerated encryption engine, SSD caching, and two built-in 10GbE SFP+ ports.
Android Pay gets updated December 2016

Android Pay gets support for 31 new banks and credit unions

In what will probably remain its last refresh for this year, this digital wallet platform developed by Google receives support for no less than 31 new banks and credit unions in the US.
Samsung has finished internal investigations to find the reason for the Galaxy Note 7 problems.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7: Internal investigations completed

The Korean Investigator reported, that Samsung has completed internal investigations to find the reasons for the battery-disaster of the Galaxy Note 7 and is now in the process of informing external labs. We are expecting an official announcement until years end.
HP ProBook 455 G3 T1B79UT Notebook Review

79% HP ProBook 455 G3 T1B79UT Notebook Review

Budget AMD business. The AMD model starts for about $200 USD less than the Intel ProBook 450 equivalent. Unfortunately, the hit to performance and battery life when compared to your standard ULV Core ix CPU is very tangible.
AMD A10-8700P | AMD Radeon R6 (Carrizo) | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
HP EliteBook 800 G4 notebook series with Intel Kaby Lake processors coming soon

HP EliteBook 800 G4 series coming soon

The updated EliteBook 800 lineup now gets Intel Kaby Lake processors, as well as new security features. HP Sure Start Gen3 was designed to notify the user when someone unauthorized attempts to tamper with the BIOS.
Google Home now with Netflix and Google Photos support December 2016

Google Home gets support for Netflix and Google Photos

Not long after introducing "Actions on Google" for third-party voice support through Google Assistant, Google adds Netflix and Google Photos support to Google Home. Even more, new YouTube Red subscribers get a free 6-month trial with their Google Home purchases by the end of 2016.
Fitness trackers such as the Fitbit (pictured) are the most popular type of smart-wearable. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitness bands good for health, terrible for privacy: Study

A recent study by The Center for Digital Democracy has found that despite the highly personal health information collected by wearables, there are insufficient regulations in place to safeguard the treatment of the information.
New security features, such as HP Sure Start, will be available in HP's upcoming EliteBook line and other HP devices. (Source: HP)

HP unveils new security features for commercial PCs

The new features are aimed to deter intrusions by protecting multiple layers of notebooks and PCs.
Fossil branded smartwatches, Fossil Diesel and Kate Spade coming soon

Fossil Diesel and Kate Spade smartwatches coming soon

Next to the Emporio Armani smartwatch by Fossil that has been recently announced, the Diesel- and Kate Spate-branded Fossil smartwatches are also expected to debut in the coming weeks.

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