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Apr 21
Purported image of the iPhone SE 2 case showing a glass back. (Source: Slashleaks)

iPhone SE 2 could launch in May, Apple could be stuck with Samsung for OLED panels

Apple's iPhone SE sequel could be set for a May launch and will only feature upgraded internals for the most part, according to the latest rumors. Meanwhile, Apple looks like it will have to stick with Samsung as its sole supplier...
Panama City has great nightlife, incredible historical sites, and this amazing hotel gaming room to offer. (Source: Engadget)

Alienware creates the perfect hotel room for gamers

Gamers planning a trip to Panama City may just want to book a stay at the local Hilton hotel. Alienware has teamed up with the hotel’s management to create a gaming-themed room that is awesome enough to bring tears to the eyes of ...
HP Elite x3 Windows phablet

The Microsoft Store only sells Android smartphones

The last two Windows 10 Mobile handset available in the Microsoft Store, namely the HP Elite x3 and the Alcatel Idol 4S, are no longer in stock. This can be considered the final nail in the coffin of Windows for smartphones and ph...
Apr 20
Moto G6 Plus main camera

Motorola launches the Moto G6, G6 Play, and G6 Plus in Brazil

The Moto G6 lineup is now official and consists of the 3 handsets mentioned by multiple leaks and rumors in the last few months: the Moto G6, Moto G6 Play, and the Moto G6 Plus. The new Moto smartphones come with Oreo out of the b...
Image: ZTE

ZTE strikes back: Chinese manufacturer may take "judicial measures" against Department of Commerce

After getting hit with a 7-year ban barring them from buying anything from a U.S. company, ZTE released a new statement today. The statement calls the Department of Commerce's ban unfair and says that it will not only severely dam...
The Essential PH-1 sees a price slash to $400

Now $350 | The Essential PH-1 sees a price slash to $400

The PH-1 is currently available on Amazon for US$400. This is the lowest the device has been officially sold at since it was launched but it's already a last-gen flagship for the most part, so it really shouldn't come as a surpris...
The Ulefone Power 5 brings all the bells and whistles to the brick segment.

The Ulefone Power 5 is now official and it comes with a bewildering 13000 mAh battery

The Ulefone Power 5 is Ulefone's new battery monster. The device gets its running juice from a nigh-unparalleled 13000 mAh battery. It also features quad cameras, wireless charging, OIS, and a slew of features you wouldn't expect ...
This is only a fan-made render of a golden Xiaomi Mi7 back plate. (Source: WCCFTech)

Xiaomi Mi7 first to include Qualcomm's 3D facial recognition tech

Apple's iPhone X may have been the first to integrate the FaceID feature, but Android smartphones are set to get a refined version with Qualcomm's latest 3D facial scanning this year. While Samsung and Huawei are hard at work on t...
The Redmi S2 will likely be similarly positioned to the Redmi 5 Plus. (Source: Geekbuying)

The Redmi S2 will battle for the throne of the budget segment

A firmware teardown by XDA-Developers has revealed the details of the Redmi S2, a device that looks to be Xiaomi's next budget king. The S2 features an 18:9 display, dual rear cameras with EIS, and the trusty Snapdragon 625.
The Meizu E3 was Meizu's second device this year. (Source: TechnologyNewsWorld)

The Meizu 15 Plus appears on multiple benchmarks, QHD display and Exynos 8895 in tow

The Meizu 15 will be one of Meizu's flagships for the year. The company has deviated from its Mediatek ways of recent and the Meizu 15 will continue on the new path, as it is powered by the Exynos 8895, Samsung's flagship SoC from...
Daisy's robotic arm is able to tear down up to 200 handsets per hour. (Source: Apple)

Apple presents Daisy, the iPhone recycling robot

Daisy can dismantle up to 200 handsets per hour while salvaging a variety of materials that can be reused in future devices. This is part of Apple's GiveBack program that incentivizes users to turn in their old models for dismantl...
ZTE Nubia Red Magic official press render (Source: Red Magic)

A new gaming smartphone hits the market: the ZTE Nubia Red Magic is here

The ZTE Nubia Red Magic joins the Razer Phone and Xiaomi's Black Shark gaming smartphones, but it is powered by the older Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and has a 6-inch 1080p 2:1 display. Fortunately, it features 8 GB of memor...
The Honor MagicBook is its first ultrabook. (Source: Honor)

Honor unveils the MagicBook with 8th Gen Intel CPUs and Nvidia MX150 dGPU

Honor has introduced its first ultrabook. The all-aluminum design is similar to its cousin, the Huawei MateBook X, but is more affordable.
God of War. (Source: PlayStation)

God of War officially released but it's still not available on Amazon

The new God of War game on the PlayStation 4 has finally been released. The game currently ranks as the second best PS4 game of all time on Metacritic, but its launch is, perhaps, marred by a dire unavailability on Amazon.
Ripple was initially released in 2012 and has a supply limit of 100 billion XRP. (Source: Express)

Get off the Bitcoin bandwagon, Ripple is on the rise

The cryptocurrency Ripple (XRP) has been performing well lately and may hit a price of US$1.00 in the near future. Like many virtual currencies, it has dropped in value over the last few weeks, reaching a low of US$0.48 as recentl...
The Honor 10 is a cheaper P20 alternative. (Source: Honor)

Huawei launches the Honor 10, a cheaper P20 alternative

Honor, a sub-brand of Huawei, has rolled out the Honor 10, its flagship smartphone for 2018. Aimed at a younger Asian market, the Honor 10 has has funky looks with more than a hint of the P20 for a fraction of the price.
Fortnite has the potential to reach hundreds of millions of gamers in China. (Source: Twitter)

China is on Fortnite's agenda

A message on the official Twitter account for Fortnite has shown an image of a passport with a stamp for China on it. The words “The Battle Bus is taking off! Destination, China” are also part of the mysterious tweet. While many c...
Purchase Guide: The best SSDs (image: Samsung)

Purchase Guide: The best SSDs

One of the largest trends of the past few years in the area of computers is without a doubt the establishment of a completely new kind of storage device - the faster and all-electronic instead of partly-mechanic Solid State Drives...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (Core i5-8250U, FHD) Convertible Review

Best of both worlds. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is a sleek 2-in-1 for business professionals. While the top of the line configuration is an excellent machine, this mid-tier model may be the best solution for most users in need of a well-styled hybrid business device.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
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Windows Defender extension for Chrome (Source: Chrome Web Store)

Windows Defender now available as an extension for the Chrome browser

Available as a standalone antispyware program for Windows XP, Windows Defender shipped with Visa and Windows 7, then it replaced Microsoft Security Essentials as a full antivirus solution since Windows 8. Now, the time has come fo...
Apr 19
PUBG Mobile 0.4.0 now available with Arcade Mode, Training Grounds area, and Dusk setting

PUBG Mobile for Android gets Arcade Mode with the 0.4.0 update

The very popular Battle Royale game, PUBG Mobile, has just received an update that brings its version number up to 0.4.0. In addition to the Dusk setting and the Training Grounds area, the update also comes with Arcade Mode, which...
BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review

85% BQ Aquaris X Pro Smartphone Review

Spanish middle class. With the Aquaris X Pro, BQ presents us with a 5.2-inch Android all-rounder with no killer features on the one hand, but also no weaknesses worth mentioning on the other. Update: camera performance improved
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.2" | 158 g
Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

92% Huawei Mate 10 Pro Smartphone Review

Wow, but with minor pitfalls. With the Pro version of the Mate 10 series, we currently have the strongest Huawei smartphone in our test. The storage equipment and camera have been improved, and the Chinese phone now has an OLED screen in the 2:1 format. Together with the Kirin 970, a SoC that has an additional NPU is used. Sounds great, but Huawei has made cuts in some places.
Update: Firmware B127 with improved power consumption and Amazon Video app. Update: Google Assistant can now enable the display.
HiSilicon Kirin 970 | ARM Mali-G72 MP12 | 6" | 178 g
Since the iPhone SE 2 is said to still feature a 4-inch display, the dreaded notch is most likely to stay away from this model. (Source: Apple)

Rumor | Apple iPhone SE 2 could be announced soon

A recent EEC approval filing revealed that Apple could be preparing to launch a slew of unannounced mobile devices and one of these could be the iPhone SE 2. No specific hardware specs were revealed in the EEC file, but the iPhone...
ThinkPad models always come with the signature ergonomic keyboard and the red TrackPoint. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo ThinkPad E485/E585 with AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs get detailed specs

The E485 model will feature a 14-inch 1366 x 768 IPS screen, while the E585 will come with a 15.6-inch FHD display. Hardware configurations for both variants are identical and include AMD Ryzen Mobile CPUs all the way up to Ryzen ...
The 2nd Gen AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and the Ryzen 5 2600X are here. (Source: AMD)

Rise of the Zen: AMD 2nd generation Ryzens are here to challenge Intel's 'Coffee Lake' desktop offerings

AMD has finally taken wraps off its 2nd generation Ryzen chips. The 2700X and the 2600X are at the helm of the Ryzen 7 and Ryzen 5 series respectively and are made to offer great multi-core and gaming performance in comparison wit...
Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

Ryzen 5 2600X and Ryzen 7 2700X in review

AMD's new desktop APUs Ryzen 5 2400G and Ryzen 5 2200G brought a breath of fresh air to the low-budget segment. The second generation is supposed to succeed in the performance market as well, and to these ends AMD has released two brand-new Ryzen CPUs. Let's find out whether or not they can compete at eye level with Intel's Coffee Lake.
AMD Ryzen 5 2600X | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Microsoft Translator app in action with AI-powered translation (Source: Translator)

Microsoft Translator gets AI-driven offline language packs on Android, iOS, and Amazon Fire

Thanks to the optimizations done in the last few months, the Microsoft Translator app can now use AI-powered offline translation packs without the need of a processor with hardware-accelerated AI capabilities. The new packs are 23...
What Apple's September 2018 iPhone lineup could look like. (Source: KGI Securities)

Rumored 6.1-inch notched LCD iPhone could start from just US$550

Apple could be set to introduce the rumored 6.1-inch LCD iPhone "9" starting from as low as US$550, according to KGI Securities analyst Ming Chi Kuo. Kuo also predicts that Apple will start selling dual SIM, dual standby (DSDS) iP...
The Vaunt smart glasses could deliver simple messages or display route directions. (Source: Liliputing)

Intel's vaunted smart glasses facing the axe

According to a report, Intel is planning on closing down its New Devices Group. This particular division of the chip-making giant was involved in developing wearable projects. One of these projects was called “Superlight” but was ...
Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8550U, MX150, UHD) Laptop Review

Bigger is not always better. After we have reviewed the 14-inch models of the ThinkPad T series, namely the T480 and the T480s, we move on to the bigger T580. Can the 15-inch ThinkPad give us the similarly good results that we saw in the 14-inch models? Read our comprehensive review to find out.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
A report from the UK Treasury stated that the use of banks, not Bitcoin, was the most common money-laundering method. (Source: CCN)

Cryptocurrency news: Bitcoin not a magnet for crime, reports suggests otherwise

A department of the Quebec government has stated that Bitcoin is not a “magnet” for illicit transactions and that the widely believed perception of the cryptocurrency being mainly connected to criminal activity is erroneous. In ot...
In-house Facebook chips could be used in future Oculus Go headsets that currently use a Qualcomm SoC. (Source: ABC)

Facebook expected to start making its own processors

A report from Bloomberg has stated that Facebook is creating a chip-making team. Job listings have appeared on the social-networking site’s careers section that seem to point toward this eventuality. Other tech giants, such as App...
Battlefield 1 was the last release in the series, coming out in 2016. (Source: Origin)

EA DICE may be developing a battle royale mode for Battlefield V

It has been reported that EA Dice is working on a prototype battle royale mode for the upcoming title Battlefield V. The Battlefield series has been a massive success over the years for Electronic Arts, and it makes good business ...
Apr 18
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.
Android Oreo finally topples Jelly Bean. (Source: Google)

8 months after the release of Android Oreo, less than 5% of users have received the update

Developer metrics for the month of April have been released. The data released shows the dominance of Android Nougat in the market, with 30% of users being on that version of the OS. Android Oreo still has an utterly woeful market...
Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

72% Nomu M6 Smartphone Review

Outdoor color play. At first glance, the Nomu M6 was convincing with its fresh design and its decent build quality. The low-end hardware can be justified with the low purchase price, even if only barely. However, the case is not the only thing with rough edges here.
Mediatek MT6737T | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 5" | 182 g
Huawei. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's decision to keep its Kirin SoCs exclusive leaves ZTE in the lurch

At an event in Shenzhen, China, Huawei has announced that it will not be selling its Kirin SoCs to any third-party OEMs. This comes as bad news for ZTE after the latter was hit with a ban that will see it unable to use components ...
The Nokia 8 was the company's flagship device for 2017. (Source: Juho Sarvikas)

The Nokia X is Nokia's next device, and it will be unveiled on April 27

An ad in China has revealed what appears to be HMD's next device, the Nokia X. Details of the device aren't in circulation at the moment, and rumors claim it will be a mid-ranger instead of the flagship its name tag implies
The NCSC has sent a letter to British telecommunications companies urging them not to use equipment from ZTE due to the national security risk that they pose. (Source: Bluebudgie/Pixabay)

More bad news for ZTE, United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) claims they're a security risk

ZTE's poor fortunes continue, as a British government agency claims the use of ZTE manufactured equipment would cause a national security risk and mitigate measures currently in place to allow the use of equipment from Huawei.
The cooling solution on the new GTX 11xx cards will probably be very similar to that found on the Titan Xp (Source: WCCFTech)

Nvidia GTX 1180 specs and performance data leaks out

The next gen Geforce GTX 1180 GPUs from Nvidia could end up 50% faster than the GTX 1080, based on extrapolated data from the Volta architecture. Previously rumored to be released in July this year, the GTX 1180 might get a US$700...
Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey

Notebook Service and Support Satisfaction Survey - Who has the best laptop service?

To find the notebook that is best suited for your individual requirements is one thing, but what happens when there are software or hardware problems? How good are the business services really? We asked our readers about their experiences with the service and support from their favorite manufacturers. Find out about the outcome of our survey with more than 1000 participants here.
A closer look at the back case design (Source: Weibo)

ZTE Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone revealed in leaked pictures

Despite all the bad publicity ZTE is getting these days, the Chinese company is well on its way to officially reveal the Nubia Red Magic gaming smartphone on April 19. The latest leaked picture from Weibo reveals a 2:1 Infinity Di...
Former US president, Barack Obama. (Source: Twitter)

This AI video of Barack Obama is the disturbing future of fake news

An exercise in creating a humorous faked video of Barack Obama is in reality a disturbing preview of how AI can be used to manipulate ordinary people. Ironically, it turns out, AI might also be our savior from fake news at the sam...
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Verge was introduced in 2014 and has the ticker symbol XVG. (Source: Engadget)

Cryptocurrency news: Cambridge Analytica's VC, Verge finds a naughty niche

The New York Times has published an article detailing Cambridge Analytica’s plans to create its own virtual currency (VC). The British consulting firm is now deeply embroiled in the Facebook data breach. In other cryptocurrency ne...

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