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Sep 22
Alienware Aurora desktop with RTX 2080 graphics (Source: Frank Azor)

The Alienware Aurora desktop PC gets NVIDIA RTX 2080 graphics

The barely released NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 has already found its way to the innards of the Alienware Aurora desktop PC for gamers. Those interested — and with a generous budget — can get the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 OC-powered Aur...
A few major Telltale Games titles (Source: Wccftech)

Another one bites the dust: Telltale Games is shutting down

Less than two years ago, Telltale Games was hiring new stuff and getting ready to launch quite a few Nintendo Switch titles. Unfortunately, the studio seems to no longer have a future, as around 250 employees have just been laid o...
Alienware flagship store in Chengdu, China (Source: Retail Design Blog)

Alienware opening a new flagship store in China this weekend

Back in 2009, Alienware opened up the gates of its first retail store in the US. In the meantime, the brand's network of brick-and-mortar locations expanded all over the world and even got to China. Now, the time has come for a ne...
Image: Canonical

Canonical extends security support for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, which is the basis for many cloud and enterprise services, is coming up on its end of life this April. Canonical will begin offering an Extended Security Maintenance service in April that will continue rolling ou...
Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

Zotac ZBOX-CI660 Nano (i7-8550U) Mini PC Review

No fans required. A fanless mini PC with the power of a modern Ultrabook. The ZBox CI660 proves you can passively cool a 15 W Core i7-8550U CPU without resorting to severe throttling.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 1.1 kg
The iPhone XS (right) has a single battery. Notice the slightly smaller width along the top right edge. (Image source: FixjeiPhone)

The iPhone XS has a smaller battery capacity than the iPhone X

Samsung's RAM is used in everything, from desktops to laptops to phones. This supply decrease may affect more than DIY PC parts. (Source: GameRevolution)

Samsung plans to lower memory supply in order to keep prices high

While DRAM prices have been dropping since January of this year, the price of DDR4 memory is still significantly higher than it was in 2016. Now, during a time of reduced demand, Samsung may be planning to cut down on supply in or...
Sep 21
The Turing architecture found in the newest GF RTX cards. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's share price suffers after "disappointing" Morgan Stanley with the RTX 20-series

NVIDIA's target stock price has been downgraded to US$273, and has had its market value suffer, after Morgan Stanley took the relatively restrained improvements of the new GeForce RTX 2080 over older cards. However, a WCCFTech ana...
A recent leak claims that Intel are releasing 22nm versions of new chips. (Source: Intel)

Is the Intel 'chip shortage' starting to bite? AMD's stock price reportedly gains ground

Reports have claimed that Intel will be short of processors for the upcoming 2018 holiday season. They are based on an interview with a JP Morgan analyst, and on a report from a Chinese source claims that the company is reverting ...
Twitch is now banned in China

Twitch is now banned in China

Over the past week, fewer and fewer Chinese users have been able to access Twitch. As of September 20th, Twitch's site and official iOS App were shut down in China, rendering them inaccessible within the nation. While the reason f...
The new leaked renders suggest that there might be two versions of the Pixelbook 2. (Source: T3)

Google Pixelbook codename Nocturne gets leaked renders

The latest leaked renders of the next gen Pixelbook tablet reveal a 2-in-1 design with a detachable keyboard. The tablet itself appears to be featuring at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fin...
Buy a Razer Blade laptop and get Shadow of the Tomb Raider free (Source: Razer)

Buy a Razer Blade laptop and get Shadow of the Tomb Raider free

For this week only, Razer will be throwing in one free PC game of your choice from a select few. The promotion applies to all new purchases of three specific Blade models including the Blade 15 and Blade Pro 17. The timing of the ...
OPPO CEO Malhav Sheth presenting the new Realme 2 Pro (Source: Technical Guruji on YouTube)

OPPO Realme 2 Pro pops up on Geekbench

The Realme 2 Pro mid-range smartphone will be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 660 SoC coupled with 8 GB RAM and will integrate a dual-cam plus fingerprint sensor on the back. Performance-wise, the Realme 2 Pro is in-line with oth...
Facebook Dating public testing now live in Columbia, only inside the Facebook app

Facebook Dating goes live, but only for a limited test run

Facebook Dating is a Tinder alternative that does not come with left/right swiping but relies on shared Facebook connections instead. This service uses the data in one's Facebook profile, friends, Group memberships, and so on. The...
A new reports estimates the worth of the smart home market in 2025. (Source:

Smart home market to exceed US$90 billion by 2025: new report

Smart home technology has definitely caught on by now, with many people automating or controlling their living spaces with new products designed to be integrated into them. A new market research report suggests that the market bui...
OnePlus have released OOS 9.0, which is based on Android Pie, for the 6. (Source: imgur)

OnePlus 6 gets official Pie-based Oxygen OS

The first official stock release of Oxygen OS (OOS) based on Android Pie (9.0) is now available for Oneplus' latest flagship, the 6. As expected, the ROM contains Pie-compatible navigation and UI features, accent color change supp...
Chuwi HiPad tablet now shipping with deca-core Helio X27 processor (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi HiPad tablet now shipping with a deca-core Helio X27 processor

For just under $200 USD, the 10.1-inch Android tablet promises 3 GB of RAM, 4G LTE, expandable storage, dual-SIM slots, a metal body, and a 10-core processor. It's certainly one of the more ambitious tablets from a Chinese manufac...
Microsoft Skype logo, Skype calling coming to Alexa devices by the end of 2018

Amazon Alexa devices to get Skype calling later this year

Cortana's future is uncertain nowadays because Amazon and Microsoft are now working together on bringing Skype calling to the ever-increasing crowd of devices that feature Amazon Alexa support. According to Microsoft officials, Sk...
Adobe corporate logo, Adobe buys Marketo for US$4.75 billion

Adobe buys Marketo for almost US$5 billion

At US$4.75 billion, Marketo's acquisition is Adobe's largest corporate acquisition to date. This company comes with more than 500 partners and a marketing community with more than 65,000 members. Marketo's team will become a part ...
The new Amazon Echo show features a large 10-inch display. (Source: Amazon)

Amazon launches a slew of new Alexa-powered products

Amazon has released a stunning array of new Alexa-powered devices that spans traditional products like its Echo range, through to a new car product and even an Alexa-enabled microwave oven. The new devices highlight the increasing...
HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

86% HP ProBook x360 440 G1 (i5-8250U, 256GB, FHD, Touch) Convertible Review

Versatile and suitable for daily use The HP ProBook x360 440 G1 is an affordable 14-inch convertible that HP has designed with professionals and smaller businesses in mind. The x360 440 G1 is a versatile device thanks to its convertible design and long battery. Find out in this detailed review whether the ProBook x360 440 G1 has any drawbacks and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: HDR, fan noise with BIOS 1.27, Thunderbolt dock with eGPU
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Image source: 9to5Mac

Code buried in iOS 12.1 heavily implies that new iPads are coming this year

Code discovered in the Setup app for iOS 12.1 references a device called "iPad2018Fall," This, combined with other rumors of upcoming features that make sense for an iPad, all but confirm that new Apple tablets are coming in the n...
Sep 20
HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

89% HP EliteBook 1050 G1 (i7-8750H, 4K, GTX 1050 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Premium Business-Multimedia Combination. Dell's XPS 15 receives a lot of attention that other manufacturers would like to get as well. Of course HP would also like to compete with Dell's premium laptop. So HP has introduced a device that aims to impress with a unibody case, business features, and powerful components into the market. Find out in our extensive review, whether the new EliteBook 1050 G1 succeeds in this.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Image source: South Park (w/ edits)

You can now play your own NES ROMs on Nintendo Switch Online thanks to a new hack

Less than 24 hours after its launch, Nintendo's Switch Online service has already been hacked to allow gamers to load their own custom NES ROMs in to the NES library. The process, which seems to be simple, is possible because of N...
3DMark introduces new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing (Source: UL)

3DMark is readying new benchmark built for GeForce RTX ray tracing

GeForce RTX owners will soon have an objective 3DMark benchmark made specifically for testing their ray tracing capabilities. On the other end of the spectrum, a second entry-level benchmark will be coming next month for testing l...
Asus ZenFone 5Z Smartphone — Hands-on and First Impressions

Asus ZenFone 5Z Smartphone — Hands-on and First Impressions

A Zen of a Phone. After a series of lackluster ZenFone sales, Asus launched the ZenFone 5Z in July this year to appeal to those who value flagship-grade performance at an affordable price. The ZenFone 5Z goes against the reigning flagship-killer champion, the OnePlus 6, and it offers a similar feature set for much less dough. Does the ZenFone 5Z have what it takes to be a worthy contender to the OnePlus 6 or has Asus cut deep corners to reach more pockets? Let's find out.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 | Qualcomm Adreno 630 | 6.2" | 155 g
KINGPIN managed to boost the GPU core to 2.41 GHz from the default 1.54 GHz with the aid of liquid nitrogen. (Source: PCFiend)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti overclocked to 2.4 GHz on LN2, ends Titan V hegemony in 3DMark

The default clocks on the RTX 2080 Ti might not deliver the performance we deserved, but at least the overclocking potential is there. Professional overclocker KINGPIN managed to push the GPU clock to 2.41 GHz and GDDR6 VRAM frequ...
The Canon PowerShot SX70 HS. (Source: Canon)

Canon's newest PowerShot digital camera adds 65x optical zoom and e-viewfinder

Canon has released the PowerShot SX70 HS compact camera. This new, 4K point-and-shoot has a 20.3MP sensor, an optical zoom of up to 65x and extensive image stabilisation. It also has an electronic viewfinder, which is an OLED pane...
The PlayStation Classic is 45% smaller than the original console. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces PlayStation Classic mini console, available December 3 with 20 preloaded games

The PlayStation brand is celebrating 25 years of existence on December 3 this year, and Sony is launching the PlayStation Classic mini console to mark the special anniversary. Sony will preload the PlayStation Classic with 20 icon...
This image makes the purported Huawei Freebuds 2 Pro look quite like Apple Airpods. (Source: WinFuture)

Huawei may wow the wireless audio market with earbuds that charge off a phone

Huawei are now rumored to have updated their Freebuds wireless earphones. The new models, which look oddly familiar, are purported to be capable of charging via Qi charging or a USB cable. They may also be capable of charging from...
Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

74% Dell Latitude 15 3590 (i7-8550U, Radeon 530) Laptop Review

Poor display, inefficient GPU. It's the least expensive 15-inch Latitude available and so cut corners are not unexpected. The number of drawbacks, however, may be a bit too much to bear. Find out what you'd be sacrificing when purchasing the Latitude 3590 instead of the pricier Latitude 5590.
Intel Core i7-8550U | AMD Radeon 530 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Dell's G3 3579

Shopping For A New Laptop? Here Are The Seven Worst Mistakes You Can Make

Whether you are looking to purchase your very first laptop or just upgrading from a five-year-old model, the following list of points should help you navigate the mine-field that is the modern technology world. We point out some o...
Dell XPS 15 9570 performance notebook will not get a numeric keypad anytime soon (Source: Dell)

Numeric keypads not coming to the Dell XPS 15 notebook

Although the XPS 15 will not get any updates this year, Dell's performance laptop will probably be refreshed in 2019. Although the launch date of the updated XPS 15 remains a secret, Frank Azor has just confirmed that — when talki...
The Moto G6 Plus. (Source: Android Headlines)

Motorola will only release two Moto G devices next year

Motorola has taken to releasing a trio of Moto G-series devices in the recent past but the company is reportedly said to be set to trim the line down to a duo next year.
Renders of the Nokia 9. (Source: WCCFTech)

HMD reportedly kills plans for a Nokia 9 release this year

HMD has failed to release a true flagship this year, the Nokia 8 Sirocco that was launched at MWC receiving a mostly lukewarm reception. The Nokia 9 was slated to be the flagship for the year but we may not be getting it this year...
The Mate 10 Pro also eschewed the headphone jack. (Source: AnandTech)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro to ditch the 3.5mm headphone jack

Just like we saw last year, the more expensive Mate 20 Pro will ignore the 3.5mm headphone jack. The cheaper Mate 20 will sport the much-appreciated port, though.
The Honor Magic. (Source: The Android Soul)

Honor Magic 2 touted to feature an AMOLED display and a yet unmatched screen-to-body ratio

Huawei is set to release the Honor Magic 2 before the end of the year, with the device touted to feature a Kirin 970, a mechanical slider, and, possibly, a 40W fast-charging system.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
best laptops under 300 usd/euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 300 Euros

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 300 USD/Euros as 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Notebooks under 500 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Laptops under 500 Euros

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the best notebooks under 500 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

The Best Notebook Displays As Reviewed By Notebookcheck

September 2018 Update. Is the display the most important part of a notebook, tablet, or convertible for you and does it play a leading role in your purchasing decision? Our overview of the best displays in current notebooks as reviewed by Notebookcheck might be helpful for you.
best subnotebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Subnotebooks

September 2018 Update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Samsung Odyssey Z is now shipping for $1800 USD in the U.S. (Source: Samsung)

The very ugly Samsung Odyssey Z is now shipping for $1800 to compete against the Razer Blade 15

Samsung is banking on its striking chassis design to draw in gamers looking for an ultra-thin notebook akin to the MSI GS65, Asus Zephyrus GX501, or Razer Blade 15. The Odyssey Z was available first in Asia before finally making i...
Sep 19
Image source: Nokia India Twitter

Nokia may be planning a gaming-centered smartphone

A now-deleted tweet on Nokia's Indian Twitter account teased a gaming-centered smartphone. The post, which was hastily taken down, said that we should "stay tuned for a phone you can #GameOn," heavily implying that Nokia may have ...
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Benchmark list of all laptop graphics cards and their performance in real games. The list is divided in different settings and can be searched and restricted.
Apparently, Samsung is trying out new marketing schemes with the inclusion of its first triple-camera setup on a mid-range smartphone. (Source:

Galaxy A7 (2018) is Samsung's first triple-rear-cam phone

Currently integrated only in high-end smartphones, the triple-camera setup on the back of the Galaxy A7 (2018) may suggest that Samsung is willing to make it a mid-range feature. The Galaxy S10 is rumored to include three rear cam...
The new PJ-3280 budget NVMe SSD from Kingmax is around 3 times faster than the top SATA III SSDs. (Source: Kingmax)

Kingmax releases PJ-3280 budget NVMe SSD

The PJ-3280 NVMe SSD is designed to boost the performance of desktops or laptops without breaking the bank. It comes in 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities and, thanks to the PCIe Gen 3 X2 interface, it can reach sequential reading spe...

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