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Apple iPhone sales make up almost 80 percent of the company's profits

Apple iPhone sales make up almost 80 percent of the company's profits

Samsung and Apple may be almost neck-to-neck in terms of smartphone market share, but it's the Cupertino company that takes home nearly all the profits to be made.
Dell Latitude 7280 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

87% Dell Latitude 7280 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Smaller and sleeker. Dell’s latest 7000 series ultraportable migrates even further toward high-end consumer-grade luxury, even while maintaining most of what sets a business-grade machine apart from its mass market brethren. Does it remain a top contender?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

87% Fujitsu Lifebook U747 Notebook Review

For mouse users. In the highly competitive business market, Fujitsu aims to convince the purchasing teams of big companies with its new Lifebook U747. Our comprehensive test report reveals whether this succeeds in view of the strong competition.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The UX550 has a more modern, sleeker design than its chunky predecessor. (Source: Taiwan Excellence)

Asus ZenBook with GTX1060 confirmed; release date unknown

Asus has yet to officially announce a 15-inch ZenBook Pro with GTX 1060, but the Taiwan Excellence Awards website reveals some details.
Razer launches zVault currency for popular titles

Razer launches zVault currency program for popular PC titles

Gamers can earn zGold and zSilver to buy in-game items and receive discounts on Razer-branded accessories and laptops.
MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor to get 12-core successor built on 7 nm

MediaTek allegedly working on a 7 nm, 12-core processor

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that TSMC will soon begin trials of a 12-core MediaTek chipset built using 7 nm technology and mass production is expected to start in the first half of 2018.
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Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5480 (7600U, FHD) Laptop Review

Mid-range workhorse. Dell's business-oriented 14-inch Latitude 5480 is a rather unassuming notebook with a host of security features and configuration options. Its standout feature is without a doubt the stellar battery life, but compared to the predecessor, the display brightness has taken a major hit.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Both Google and Microsoft have a vision for big-screen digital collaboration in the office. (Source: Google)

Surface Hub, meet Google Jamboard

Google has announced that its collaborative computing effort, the 55-inch Surface Hub competitor known as the "Google Jamboard", will be available in May of this year for US$4999, plus a US$600 yearly management fee. It is still significantly cheaper than Microsoft's US$9000 55-inch Surface Hub.
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Google's purchase of Kaggle was officially confirmed at Next '17 (Source: The Official Blog of Kaggle.com)

Google confirms its purchase of data science community Kaggle

The data science and machine learning hub promises to remain an open and distinct entity. At the same time, both sides praise the advantages and benefits of Kaggle becoming a part of the technology giant.
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ZTE could face up to $1.2 billion in fines for violating U.S. trade sanctions. (Picture source: ZTE)

ZTE to pay $1.2 billion in fines to the U.S. for breaking sanctions

After a 5 year investigation, ZTE pled guilty to charges that it sold hardware to North Korea and Iran. Both countries are embargoed by the United States. ZTE will be fined about $1.2 billlion.
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The HP EliteOne 800 G3 looks stylish and modern while still retaining the air that it means business. (Source: HP)

HP's EliteOne 800 G3 is a striking all-in-one business PC with micro-bezels

HP has launched a sleek and stylish all-in-one PC for business called the EliteOne 800 G3. The AIO features a strong design with tiny bezels, a pop-out Windows Hello camera, and a Bang & Olufsen-tuned speaker bar that matches the modern design language of their other products.
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Sprint corporate logo, Sprint might merge with Comcast or T-Mobile

Sprint might merge with Comcast or T-Mobile

Thanks to the push for lower taxes and improved regulations of the Trump administration, the CEO of Sprint's owner SoftBank is apparently planning a merger with T-Mobile or Comcast.
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OnePlus teasing a potential OnePlus 3 successor (Source: Twitter.com/evleaks)

OnePlus teasing a potential OnePlus 3 successor

The manufacturer of "flagship killers" may be hyping yet another 1080p smartphone.
Smartphone market to grow 4.7 percent by the end of the year

Smartphone market to grow 4.7 percent by the end of the year

Sales are expected to rise more slowly for the next few years with Android upholding its enormous >80 percent OS market share.
Google Android usage graph in early March 2017 shows Nougat nearing the 3 percent barrier

Android Nougat's market share continues to grow

Google's data collected in the first few days of this month show that Nougat's market share is nearing the 3 percent barrier, while Lollipop and Marshmallow continue to dominate.
Nvidia's Jetson TX2 platform should usher in a new range of products with more efficient processing capabilities. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia announces Jetson TX2 developer kit for drones, robots and smart devices

Nvidia just announced the high-performance, low-power NVIDIA Jetson TX2, an AI platform designed to make devices from drones and robots to enterprise collaboration devices and intelligent cameras have improved functionality.
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The EliteDesk Mini from HP could give Intel's NUC a run for its money. (Source: HP)

HP updates EliteDesk 800 business desktop line

The new lineup includes a VR-ready powerhouse, a standard business desktop in a smaller size, and a tiny mini-PC that could rival Intel's NUC.
Amazon acquires Thinkbox Software to make it a part of Amazon Web Services

Amazon acquires Thinkbox

This company that provides tools for media and design content creation has been founded back in 2010 and now is on its way to join Amazon Web Services, not long after AWS launched the Chime videoconference call service.
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HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

86% HP ProBook 640 G3 (7200U, Full HD) Business Notebook Review

Not without flaws. HP's 14-inch device pleases with long battery life, good input devices, a fast NVMe SSD, and low system noise. Once again, the display deserves criticism: HP has chosen a low-contrast model with narrow viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 2 kg
The FreedomPop V7 is available now in the UK and Spain. (Source: FreedomPop)

FreedomPop begins selling its own smartphone

The FreedomPop V7 is a decidedly budget smartphone aimed at users that need only the basics. FreedomPop will begin selling the device in the UK and Spain before rolling it out to other markets.
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IBM has started programming an API for their quantum computers. (Source: IBM)

IBM creates IBM Q to sell quantum computers

Quantum computing may be years off, but IBM thinks the technology has come far enough to begin programming and applying quantum computers. Big Blue plans to start programming a new API for the machines.
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Samsung V-NAND flash memory chips, Samsung leading the flash memory market March 2017

Samsung still leading the NAND flash market

Despite its serious problems with the Note 7, Samsung managed to increase its lead in the flash memory market, its sales exceeding $14 billion - almost twice as much as Toshiba.
LG G6 Android flagship sold 400,000 units in four days in South Korea

​LG G6 pre-orders hit 400,000 in four days

Dropping the modular design and introducing the unique Full Vision display, next to a full-metal unibody with protection from water and dust seem to have been smart choices since 400,000 G6 units have been pre-ordered in South Korea in just four days.
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Fitbit Blaze smart fitness watch, Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

Fitbit shipped 22.5 million devices in 2016

While global wearable shipments hit an all-time high in Q4 2016, the leader of the market remains Fitbit, although it faced a severe drop in sales. Even this way, the American company managed to ship more devices in 2016 than Apple, Samsung, and Garmin combined.
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Microsoft OneDrive for Kindle Fire and Fire phone, OneDrive unlimited accounts reduced to 1 TB storage limit

Microsoft phases out OneDrive unlimited storage

Since some Office 365 subscribers who received limitless OneDrive storage used their cloud space to store movies, TV shows, and other similar files, Microsoft is now placing a 1 TB limit on all previously unlimited accounts.
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QNAP TS-1685 Super NAS for business with Intel Xeon D processor and 16 drive bays

QNAP intros TS-1685 16-bay Super NAS

This new business-class NAS features a Xeon D processor by Intel and up to 128 GB DDR4, offering support for twelve 3.5-inch hard drives and four 2.5-inch SSDs, as well as six M.2 SSD slots.
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Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 IP68-rated rugged Android smartphone

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 launches in Europe

This long-awaited rugged handset is finally official. It comes with Nougat on board, using a low-end Exynos 7570 processor, next to 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The Xcover 4 is compliant with the MIL-STD 810G and IP68 standards.
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The Amazon Echo may soon be able to place phone calls and intercom with other Alexa devices. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon's Alexa may soon be able to make phone calls, intercom with other devices

If rumors are to be believed, Amazon is working on bringing VoIP calling and intercom features to the next generation of Alexa-enabled devices.
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge Android smartphone/phablet gets Nougat update

MWC 2017 | Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge named Best Smartphone of the Year

This top-of-the-line handset was recognized as best smartphone of 2016 at this year's Glomo Awards in Barcelona, an event that unfolded at the Mobile World Congress trade show.
Dell picking up plastic waste from oceans for use as new packaging material

Dell picking up plastic waste from oceans for use as new packaging material

Your next purchase of the XPS 13 2-in-1 could be shipping to you entirely in recycled plastics.
YouTube TV is a new TV streaming service from YouTube. (Source: YouTube)

YouTube on the Tube: Google announces YouTube TV streaming service

The service will cost $35/month for 6 accounts. It will feature content from ABC, NBC, Fox, CBS, and about 35 other channels.
Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet 7" $50 USD Android slate shipments resume March 2017

Barnes & Noble's NOOK Tablet 7" now back in stock

Last month, not long after its late 2016 launch, this $50 USD Android tablet was recalled due to the faulty charger that shipped with it. Now it looks like the issues have been ironed out and the NOOK Tablet 7" is available for purchase once again.
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Leaked images show what may be the BBC100-1, which is coming to Indonesia soon. (Source: Crackberry.com)

Leaked images show a Blackberry made for Indonesia

The BBC100-1 may be coming to Indonesian markets soon. The low-specced device looks like a budget affair from Blackberry.
HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

88% HP EliteBook 820 G4 (7500U, Full HD) Notebook Review

With stamina. The latest 12.5-inch EliteBook model comes with a Kaby Lake processor, ensuring a significantly better battery life. We also liked the other features: IPS display, NVMe SSD, 16 GB of RAM, and an LTE modem. However, the device has also some weaknesses.
Intel Core i7-7500U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.3 kg
Samsung Galay Xcover 4 SM-G390F surfaces at FCC, launch is imminnent

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 4 shows up at FCC

The Samsung handset with model number SM-G390F received its WiFi certification a while ago, and then it surfaced on Geekbench. Since it recently arrived at FCC, its launch should be close now.
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Mozilla buys Pocket for an undisclosed amount

Mozilla acquires Pocket

After starting as a Firefox extension, Pocket expanded its team and then reached every major platform via a suite of apps. Since 2015, it has been Firefox's default read-it-later service and now becomes Mozilla's first corporate acquisition.
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MediaTek Helio X30 10 nm mobile processor with ten cores in a tri-cluster setup

MediaTek Helio X30 deca-core processor now available

The new processor is built using the 10 nm process and has a tri-cluster configuration with two Cortex-A73, four Cortex-A53, and four Cortex-A35 cores. First devices to use it are expected to debut in the second quarter of 2017.
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Panasonic Toughbook CF-33 rugged Windows convertible tablet with Intel Skylake processor

MWC 2017 | Panasonic intros Toughbook CF-33 rugged convertible

This new Toughbook detachable hybrid is the first in its category with a 3:2 aspect ratio display and, just like its predecessors, targets professionals that have to face tough work conditions.
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Jolla Sailfish OS-based operating system for China in the works

MWC 2017 | Jolla to develop a mobile OS for China

Jolla and a Chinese consortium signed an exclusive agreement for the development of a Sailfish-based operating system for the local market. The investment in growing the Sailfish-driven ecosystem in China is expected to reach $250 million.
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Samsung Z1 Tizen OS affordable smartphone

Samsung's Tizen Store hits 41 additional countries

With Firefox OS gone for good, Samsung's Tizen OS is now moving one step forward as the Tizen Store gains access to 41 new countries, including Niger, Cuba, Liechtenstein, Palestine, and others.
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Samsung patent details expandable slide-out display device

Expandable slide-out display patents by Samsung surface online

Although foldable handsets are not available for purchase yet, Samsung takes everything one step further already by detailing a device with an expandable slide-out touchscreen display.
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QWERTY keyboard slider Moto Mod concept coming soon to Indiegogo

QWERTY keyboard slider Moto Mod coming to Kickstarter

This modular accessory for the Moto Z that reminds of the Motorola Photon Q is expected to hit Indiegogo soon and, if the campaign turns out to be successful, it should reach the market later this year.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 120 Euros

February 2017 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 120 Euros (~$130) 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.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

February 2017 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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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

February 2017 update. Here's a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - 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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US Cellular corporate logo, the carrier finally intros its first unlimited data plan

US Cellular intros unlimited data plan

The new unlimited data plan comes for $60 USD per month for a single line with autopay/paperless billing enrollment, but after reaching 22 GB of data, the speed automatically goes down to 2G.
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Archos 101 Saphir rugged Android tablet

MWC 2017 | Archos 101 Saphir rugged tablet now official

This upcoming slate has a 10.1-inch display, using a MediaTek processor next to 1 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage. The 101 Saphir is IP54-certified for protection from the elements, also featuring a shock-proof body.
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

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

February 2017 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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Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

91% Lenovo ThinkPad T470 (Core i5, Full-HD) Notebook Review

New revision of the business classic. The ThinkPads from the T-series represent typical business notebooks for many users. Lenovo does not only equip the new T470 with modern processors and ports, but also a completely new chassis. Update: Luminance on battery power
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
HP ProBook 650 G3 Z2W44ET Notebook Review

84% HP ProBook 650 G3 Z2W44ET Notebook Review

Stingy in features. The ProBook delivers good input devices, long battery runtimes, and a low system noise. The display will not win any prizes: HP incorporated a low-contrast model with narrow viewing angles.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg

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