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Feb 22
The new i5 CPUs could disrupt AMD's dominance in the mid-range sector. (Source: Intel)

Unannounced Intel Coffee Lake CPUs pop up on Provantage

There are 8 new models, of which 3 are part of the Core family, 3 are Pentium Gold chips and 2 are Celerons. The Core i5-8600 and i5-8500 will surely go head to head with AMD's Ryzen 1600/1600X processors in the US$200 price range...
Asus NovaGo Windows notebook with Snapdragon 835 SoC

First Windows 10 on ARM PCs to hit stores by the end of March

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835-powered Android flagships have been around for a while, and soon we will also be able to purchase notebooks and 2-in-1 convertible tablets that use the same processor. Big brands like Lenovo, HP, and Asus a...
Slim, small, light. The Spectre i7-8550U.

87% HP Spectre x360 13t (i7-8550U, FHD) Laptop Review

Its design, its name, its feel. The Spectre attracts attention wherever it goes - that part already worked last year. The new model features an Intel Core upgrade to the i7-8550U and its design has received a final polish. Will the Spectre impress us as much as it did last year?
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.1 kg
Apple CEO Tim Cook striking a visionary pose for Fast Company. (Source: Ioulex)

Apple's product pipeline is "into the 2020s" according to Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook has revealed that it is working on products now that won't ship until well into the 2020s. Although it is obvious Apple works on products in advance of their launch, the company has never been quite this specifi...
The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

The Top 10 Bestselling Laptops from Computer Upgrade King

We examine the top 10 laptops users are actually buying to see how they may differ from what we believe are the best and most recommendable.
Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

84% Dell Inspiron 15 7000 7577 (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1060 Max-Q, 4K UHD) Laptop Review

4K overkill. We check out the popular 15.6-inch mainstream gaming notebook from Dell for a third time in yet another configuration. As impressive as the GTX 1060 Max-Q may be, it just isn't the best GPU for 4K gaming.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.9 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 (i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Microsoft Surface Book 2 15 (i7, GTX 1060) Laptop Review

Now in a 15-inch form factor - Live Review. After a few months' delay, the larger version of the Microsoft Surface Book 2 is finally available in Germany. We have got our review device precisely at the sales launch and now we put it to the test. We are especially excited to examine the energy management of the more powerful components, because we already saw bottlenecks in this area in the smaller model. Update: display readings, Witcher 3, temperatures, video playback battery life
Intel Core i7-8650U | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 15" | 1.9 kg
Feb 21
The Alienware 15 R3 can be equipped with Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1080 Max Q GPU. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Alienware partners up with Miami Heat and Misfits Gaming

Dell’s gaming-hardware subsidiary, Alienware, has teamed up with the Miami Heat and Misfits Gaming to help enhance the NBA team’s eSport development program. Video-game competition has become big business with total eSports revenu...
Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

79% Asus VivoBook Flip 15 TP510UA (i5-8250U, SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Dark Display. Asus's VivoBook Flip 15 sports a powerful quad-core CPU, a fast solid state drive, a backlit keyboard, and features a touchscreen with support for Asus's optional stylus pen. Yet despite its price tag of around $900 it is anything but free of faults.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Maduro has claimed the total 100-million issue of Petro has a value over US$6 billion (Source: Steemit)

Petro "makes" US$735 million, Seagal lags behind

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has claimed that the country’s cryptocurrency has enjoyed booming business on the first day of its pre-sale. Apparently, investors have snatched up US$735 million worth of Petro digital ...
It is possible Apple will bring Face ID to an iPad refresh. (Source: Wired)

Could two new Apple iPads be coming soon?

Apple has made an international regulatory filing with the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) that suggests the company is preparing to release two new products in the iPad line-up. The filing lists two tablets with model numbers ...
ZTE Blade X2 Max Android phablet coming soon to Cricket Wireless

ZTE Blade X2 Max heading for Cricket Wireless

The successor of the ZTE Blade X Max is rumored to launch in mid to late spring. Apparently ready to hit the market as the ZTE Blade X2 Max, it looks a lot like its predecessor. The list of rumored specs includes a Qualcomm Snapdr...
Hijackers were not interested in customer data or car security, they just needed the processing power of the cloud servers. (Source: HybridCars)

Tesla cloud servers hijacked for illicit cryptomining

Instead of using malicious apps or website exploits, hackers just hijacked Tesla's cloud servers and made sure their illicit cryptomining endeavors would not seem suspicious.
Xiaomi has been backing up the Black Shark Tech Inc. mobile-making company since August 2017. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's "Blackshark" gaming phone spotted in AnTuTu benchmarks

The 'Blackshark" comes equipped with a Snapdragon 845 SoC coupled with 8 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal storage. It also integrates a 2160 x 1080 screen and runs Android 8.0. The AnTuTu benchmark results place it above the Samsung G...
Huawei Honor 7X Android phablet, unlocked variant could retail as Mate SE in the US

Unlocked Huawei Honor 7X apparently being rebranded as Mate SE in the US

At the end of last week, the Huawei Mate SE was listed on both Amazon and B&H Photo Video. Even more, it also got an official page on Huawei's website. However, all these listings of the rebranded Huawei Honor 7X were removed sinc...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7,) Laptop Review

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

Great display, but high temperatures - Live review. 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.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Kingdom Come: Deliverance Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

My kingdom for a role-playing game. Kingdom Come: Deliverance was originally financed through Kickstarter and is an extremely ambitious Open World RPG. Will the medieval graphics look good, or suffer from performance problems? Find out in this benchmark article.
Google has launched Google Pay, its new feature rich replacement for Android Pay. (Source: Google)

Google Pay app launches, replacing Android Pay and Google Wallet

Google has officially rolled out Google Play, its feature rich competitor to Apple Pay. The new app will work everywhere that Android Pay was already accepted while the company will continue to add new features and work with partn...
A sneak peak at split-screen for Android apps on Chrome OS. (Source: 9to5 Google)

Chrome OS gets split-screen mode on Canary channel

Google is priming Chrome OS to compete directly with Apple's iPad in the tablet space, if the latest update to the Chrome OS on its alpha build Canary channel is any indication. The latest update allows users to run Android apps i...
Feb 20
Samsung 30 TB SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of 30 TB PM1643 enterprise SSD

The new Samsung PM1643 drive has a 30.72 GB capacity that makes it the industry's largest Serial Attached SCSI SSD for use in next-gen enterprise solutions. Its specs include four times the random read and three times the sequenti...
Image: Xperia Blog

Leaked photo shows possible prototype of Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact

The Xperia line may be a getting a refresh in the form of the Xperia XZ2 Compact if a photo posted on Xperia Blog is to be believed. The photo, which was posted by a commenter, claims to show off a prototype of the small form fact...
The original version of the Apple Watch was released in 2015. (Source: Apple)

Apple Watch calling time on traditional watch industry

Apple Inc. has been enjoying tremendous success in the global watch market according to analysts. Shipment data suggests the Cupertino-based company is now beating out famous brand watchmakers such as Swatch and Rolex with its ser...
Amazon Echo Show smart speaker with touchscreen

Facebook Aloha and Fiona smart speakers could launch in July

Facebook's upcoming smart speakers are expected to arrive in July, reveal insiders familiar with the matter. Sporting 15-inch touchscreen displays, they are also supposed to provide video chat and social features.
Unreal Engine 4 is the game engine used for PUBG. (Source: Steam)

New map for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds coming soon

Bluehole, the game developer behind PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), has announced a new map will be made available for players soon. This will be the third map released for the game and is expected to come out within the fir...
It's not known if Steven Seagal is backing Bitcoiin with his estimated US$16 million fortune. (Source: TechRadar)

Venezuela and Steven Seagal involved in cryptocurrency sales

The cryptocurrency craze continues as a sovereign state and a controversial celebrity become involved in the virtual currency (VC) industry. Venezuela's government has made its "petro" currency available in a presale launch, while...
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Intel Celeron J4105 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Gemini Lake x86 4 cores @ 1500 - 2500 MHz 14nm
Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PA71HS-G) Laptop Review

85% Schenker Technologies XMG Pro 17 (Clevo PA71HS-G) Laptop Review

The best of both worlds. While most people have to choose between a gaming notebook that supports either G-Sync (smooth image) or Optimus (longer battery life), the XMG Pro 17 supports both Nvidia technologies at the same time. You can find out in our review what else the 17-incher has to offer.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.1 kg
First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop

First Impressions: Lenovo ThinkPad T480s (i5, WQHD) Laptop

New revision. Lenovo equips the ThinkPad T480s with a new chassis and closes the gap towards its own ThinkPad X1 Carbon. Intel's latest quad-core processors are obviously included as well. We already checked one of the first systems with the high-resolution WQHD IPS panel.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
The leak does not reveal any device renders or schematics. (Source: Pocket-lint)

HTC's entry-level Desire 12 specs revealed through leaked retail box

HTC is once again pushing the envelope for entry-level devices with the upcoming Desire 12.
Ryzen 5 2600 is more than 30% faster in multi-core tests compared to the Ryzen 5 1600. (Source: GamerRevolution)

AMD Ryzen 5 2600 "Pinnacle Ridge" CPU perfomance gets leaked

The Ryzen 5 2600 desktop CPU performs considerably faster than the Ryzen 5 1600 predecessor, but the Geekbench leaked specs and results might not even be final ones, as AMD could further improve base and boost clocks before the Ap...
Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, WUXGA) Convertible Review

83% Lenovo Miix 520-12IKB (i7-8550U, SSD, WUXGA) Convertible Review

Great components. Lenovo's Surface Pro competitor can score with a strong quad-core processor, 16 GB of RAM, an NVMe SSD, a backlit keyboard, input pen and LTE modem. But despite its high price, the device is not free from issues.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.2" | 1.3 kg
Nokia 10 renders (Source: Nokiapoweruser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845-powered Nokia 8 Pro allegedly under development

The Nokia 8 Pro is expected to hit the market in August-September with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 onboard. Obviously, nothing has been confirmed by HMD Global yet.
Apple has released a patch for the Indian character bug that causes severe crashes on all platforms.

Apple releases patch to fix the Indian 'Telugu bug' on all platforms

Apple has released a patch that will fix the so-called 'Telugu bug' on iOS, MacOS, tvOS and WatchOS. When users receive a message or notification that contains a certain Indian character, the app crashes and becomes unusable. In s...
The popular keyboard application Swype has officially been discontinued. (Source: Swype)

Swype Keyboard app discontinued on Android and iOS

Nuance will stop the development of the Swype Keyboard app for iOS and Android. The company has ceased all support for the standalone application and will focus its efforts on built-in keyboards for phone manufacturers instead.
How to run Linux binaries natively in Windows 10

How to run Linux binaries natively in Windows 10

The Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) is Microsoft's technology stack that enables native Linux binaries to run in a Windows user environment without the need to install a full fledged Linux distro — native or virtual. This tutori...
HP previously partnered with Apple in 2004 to resell its iPod with HP branding. (Source: Wikipedia)

HP to officially resell Apple products

HP will be reselling Apple's iPhone, iPad and Macs to its enterprise customers. The new program is aimed at giving its customers a one-stop solution for the deployment and support of multiple devices and operating systems in the w...
Feb 19
The "Xperia" name was inspired by the word "experience". (Source: Sony)

Xperia missing from mysterious Sony MWC 2018 teaser

Sony has released a new video clip in relation to the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2018 event that does not actually feature a physical handset. What new smartphone development is Sony possibly planning to reveal at the trade sh...
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.
Samsung filed for a patent for the flying display device in 2016. (Source: SlashGear)

Samsung granted US patent for flying display device

South Korean tech giant Samsung has been granted a patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a flying display device. Illustrations of the device show it to look like a cross between a tablet and a quadcopter.
The Huawei P10 Plus featured a 3750 mAh battery. (Source: Expert Reviews)

Huawei P20 to feature 3320 mAh battery, P20 Plus to come with sizeable 4000 mAh unit

A firmware file has revealed the battery capacities of the upcoming Huawei P-series flagships. The larger P20 Plus will sport a 4000 mAh unit, while the regular P20 will come with a smaller 3320 mAh battery.
The Moto Z2 Force. (Source: Lenovo)

The Moto Z2 Force makes an uneventful trip to DxOMark

The Moto Z2 Force stopped by at DxOMark last week and mostly underachieved, with its video score, in particular, doing its best to remind us of 2015 flagships.
Xiaomi could become the fourth-largest smartphone brand in the world by the end of the year. (Source: Business Today)

Xiaomi could become the second largest Chinese smartphone brand by Q2 2018

A report by analytics firm Digitimes has projected Xiaomi to overtake OPPO and become the second biggest Chinese smartphone brand in the world, just behind Huawei.
Both the Pentagon and the US Army run similar hacking events. (Source: Business Insider)

Hack the Air Force 2.0 costs USAF over US$100,000

The United States Air Force has made bounty payouts totaling US$103,883 to hackers invited to test the force's systems and software. The event ran from December 9, 2017 to January 1, 2018.
An overview schematic of Intel's discrete GPU prototype. (Images: PC Watch)

Intel reveals prototype of their discrete GPU

Intel unveiled plans for a prototype of their discrete GPU at the San Francisco ISSCC (IEEE International Solid State Circuits Conference) late last week. The 14 nm dGPU, which is still in an early prototype stage, features 1.5 bi...
Samsung SM-T835/Galaxy Tab S4 specs (Source: GFXBench)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 hits GFXBench

The Samsung SM-T835 device that surfaced on GFXBench appears to have a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor onboard, next to 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 12 MP main camera. This 10.5-inch slate runs Android Oreo and is exp...
Intel seems optimistic about any financial losses that could occur with all the litigations queuing up. (Source: Tech Viral)

Meltdown / Spectre CPU vulnerabilities brought Intel 32 lawsuits in 1.5 months

Two of the class-action suits involve Intel's own shareholders and board members, essential pitting Intel against Intel in court.
The Coffee Lake-U series is bound to be officially unveiled in the coming weeks. (Source: Intel)

Intel Coffee Lake-U Core i5-8269U CPU specs leaked in SiSoftware Sandra

The test result for the unannounced i5-8269U ultra-low voltage CPU were added to the online benchmark archive on February 16. Compared to the i5-8350U, the i5-8269U has a higher base clock, but the boost clock was not yet revealed...
The successor to the LG G6 (pictured) is said to feature a 6.1-inch MLCD+ display. (Source: LG)

Next LG flagship rumored to sport a 6.1-inch 18:9 MLCD+ display

LG will be launching a successor to the G6, but it will come later this year with the Korean company targeting a June launch window. It won't have a pOLED display, but it will feature some interesting new LCD technology and pack a...

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