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Jun 22
Firefox Focus mobile browser now available for Android

Firefox Focus mobile browser now available on Android

Mozilla seems to have spent some time to refine this mobile browser since its release for iOS devices last year, and now Firefox Focus is finally available for Android users as well. Those interested can get it for free via Google Play.
Samsung Galaxy C7 (2016) Android phablet's successor gets its Bluetooth certification

Samsung Galaxy C7 (2017) spotted at Bluetooth SIG

The model that just got its Bluetooth certification is SM-C7100, while last year's Galaxy C7 is known as SM-C7000. Two related models, dubbed SM-C7108 and SM-C710F, received their certifications yesterday as well.
ZTE Axon 7 Mini Android smartphone receives 7.1.1 Nougat firmware update

ZTE Axon 7 Mini gets Android 7.1.1

More than three months after its larger sibling received the update to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, the Axon 7 Mini gets the same firmware version as an OTA update that also provides WiFi calling to T-Mobile users.
StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

StarTech's Thunderbolt 3 dual display adapters now compatible with Apple and Windows laptops

The Thunderbolt 3 product line has been expanded to include dual display adapters with 4K and 60Hz functionalities, compatible with the latest Windows and Mac laptops.
Opinion Piece: OnePlus 5 - The device we need?

Opinion Piece: OnePlus 5 - The device we need?

The OnePlus 5 saw its release a few days ago. Is it worth the money? Are there better alternatives? Here's what I think.
Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time

Atom-powered Chuwi Lapbook 12.3 now available for $299 USD for a limited time

June 21, 2017 update: Gearbest is celebrating the launch of the super-thin Chuwi netbook with another promotion for only the first 100 customers.
AMD Radeon Instinct Vega graphics card will carry a 300 W TDP

AMD Radeon Instinct MI25 will be a 300 W Vega graphics card

The new Radeon Instinct MI series will cater to professional programmers and machine learning research, but it's also a good first look at what the inevitable consumer-based Vega GPU will bring to the table.
Image Source: Forbes

Google Glass gets updated after three years of silence

Both the MyGlass Android app and the firmware on Google Glass devices have been updated out of the blue.
Beat 'em up, retro style. (Source: Sega Forever)

Relive the games of yore with free Sega classics — now available on mobile

The Sega Forever Collection brings five of the best classics to relive the good ol' days.
Archos Kodak tablets coming next month in two screen sizes

Archos Kodak tablets coming next month in two screen sizes

The 7-inch and 10.1-inch models will each sport Android 7.0 Nougat, a MicroSD slot for expansion, and special photo-editing software for a starting price of just 100 Euros.
Photo source: Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile goes iPhone-only and offers a year of unlimited talk, text, and data for $1

As part of their new Inner Circle service plan, the British-based MVNO will only sell iPhones. New customers can sign up and get unlimited talk, text, and data for an entire year for only $1.
Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

Apple MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2017, i5, Touch Bar) Review

Early update. Apple already updates the MacBook Pro 13 after around 8 months. Modern Kaby Lake processors and faster SSDs are supposed to provide more performance. But did the manufacturer fix some issues of the predecessor?
Update: Input devices, color accuracy, PWM, gaming performance & power consumption
Intel Core i5-7267U | Intel Iris Plus Graphics 650 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Jun 21
LG V30 premium Android handset leaked image

IFA 2017 | LG V30 expected to show up at IFA

The next-gen LG V handset is rumored to feature a dual-camera setup, a secondary display, and is also supposed to be IP68-certified. LG V30 should come in three storage variants, and it looks like it will keep the traditional 3.5 mm headphone jack around.
The MB16AC ZenScreen can detect orientation of the display and rotate it accordingly. (Source: Tech Radar)

The Asus ZenScreen is a USB-powered 15.6-inch monitor you can take with you anywhere

Asus's ZenScreen MB16AC portable USB-powered monitors go on sale today, but they seem to be in short supply.
Image source: Samsung

Samsung may be developing a 2,000 ppi VR headset

If rumors are to be believed, Samsung is developing an ultra-high resolution OLED display that has a staggering pixel density of 2,000 ppi. This display may be used in a stand alone VR headset from Samsung, which would make for the most immersive VR experience yet.
MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

84% MSI GT83VR 7RF (7920HQ, GTX 1080 SLI, Full HD) Laptop Review

A study in what is possible. With the 18-inch GT83VR 7RF, the gaming expert MSI shows what is currently technically possible (in terms of performance) in the notebook segment. Intel's most powerful mobile Kaby Lake processor is accompanied by two Pascal GPUs. However, the price is as extreme as the speed: over 5000 Euros (~$5600) makes the GT83VR 7RF an expensive toy for enthusiasts.
Intel Core i7-7920HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 SLI (Laptop) | 18.4" | 5.5 kg
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Intel's Cannonlake may be coming to Chromebooks

Intel's upcoming 10 nm CPUs may make an appearance in Chrome devices, according to a new commit found in the Chromium development repositories.
Withings Activité Steel fitness tracker, Withings now Nokia Health line of products

Withings becomes Nokia Health

HMD Global launches a few Nokia digital health products, bringing back what was once the brand known as Withings. The two first such products are the Nokia Body scale and the Nokia BPM blood pressure monitor.
Teaser image of the Retro/Anniversary ThinkPad

Lenovo ThinkPad: Anniversary Edition planned for October release (Update: Teaser Image)

The ThinkPad-brand is celebrating its 25. birthday. Lenovo, the manufacturer who took over the ThinkPad-business in 2005 from IBM, is going to celebrate this anniversary with a limited special edition ThinkPad.
The ThinkPad 701c is one of the most sought-after models for collectors. (Source: Tech Radar)

ThinkPads have accomplished a lot in 25 years

Lenovo is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the ThinkPad lineup with an event in New York City. Let's take a look at a few of the product line's accomplishments over the years.
The OnePlus series has always had the ethos of flagship performance at mid-tier prices. (Source: The Verge)

OnePlus 5 caught gaming benchmarks (again)

Chinese manufacturer OnePlus has been once again caught by XDA in manipulating phone behavior for higher benchmark scores. In this case, the tweaks cause the OnePlus 5 to score around 5 percent higher than other Snapdragon 835 handsets, but at the cost of the phone heating up to nearly 50C.
Spotify Music app now available for Windows 10 devices via Microsoft's Windows Store

Spotify hits the Windows Store

Microsoft announced its partnership with Spotify back in early May, and now Spotify for Windows 10 is available for download in the Windows Store. It works with PCs and tablets running the Anniversary Update or a later Windows 10 version.
Amazon price history provided by camelcamelcamel shows that the EVGA GeForce GTX 1070 FTW card peaked close to $610 from third-party sellers. (Source: camelcamelcamel)

Increased demand drives up prices for NVIDIA cards

Price history on Amazon shows that there has been a sizable price hike for NVIDIA GeForce graphics cards, like the ever-popular GTX 1070. This spike in pricing has been attributed to increased demand at the hands of cryptocurrency miners, who use the cards to drive powerful "mining" rigs.
The OnePlus 5 ticks most of the boxes expected of a 2017 flagship (Source: GSMArena)

OnePlus 5 officially hits the launch pad and is more Apple-esque than ever

OnePlus has unveiled the much anticipated upgrade to its smartphone lineup
The Surface Laptop can now be restored to Windows 10 S from Windows 10 Pro (Source: Microsoft)

Recovery image for Windows 10 S now available for the Surface Laptop

It is now possible to recover your Surface Laptop to a Windows 10 S image even after you upgrade to Windows 10 Pro
HTC U11 Red Android flagship now up for pre-order mid-June 2017

HTC U11 Solar Red now up for pre-order

After a strong debut on the market, the latest HTC flagship is already coming back with a new color option. Those interested can place their pre-orders for the "Solar Red" HTC U11, a handset that comes for $649 USD, just like its blue and black siblings.
As the name suggests, the Zenbook 3 Deluxe looks to refine the overall Zenbook package with the same sharp design. (Source: ASUS)

Zenbook 3 Deluxe now available from ASUS

Appearing at CES and again at Computex earlier this year, ASUS has begun the sale of the aptly named Zenbook 3 Deluxe. The core i7 version of this ultra-portable device is available for $1,699 direct from ASUS and other online retailers, such as Amazon and Newegg.
Jun 20
Single-board computers are great for creators of IoT devices or learners who want to experiment with programming. (Source: Digital Trends)

Intel aims to axe their Joule, Galileo, and Edison SoCs for makers

Intel's Galileo, Jules, and Edison single-board computers will come to an end after this year, according to the company's internal documents. It isn't clear what product(s), if any, will replace them.
The ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7. (Source: Samsung)

A Reuters report adds credibility to the Galaxy Note 8's rumored August launch

Summer is about to get a lot hotter with the upcoming launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The premier phablet is expected to be slightly larger than the Galaxy S8 Plus and feature dual rear cameras.
Finding a job could soon be much less complicated with Google for Jobs. (Source: Phandoid)

Now you can find employment with Google for Jobs

Google has announced a new tool called Google for Jobs. Google for Jobs uses an existing Google Cloud API and an AI-driven algorithm to help put jobs from many sites in one place.
Sony Xperia XA Android smartphone gets Nougat update

Sony Xperia XA gets Android Nougat

Not long ago, the Japanese brand released the Nougat firmware update for the Xperia XA Ultra handsets. Now, the time has come for the Xperia XA to get the same treatment, one year since its release with Marshmallow on board.
UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro unveiled

UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro unveiled

The UMIDIGI Z1 and Z1 Pro have just been unveiled. 6GB of RAM, 64GB of storage, dual rear cameras, Helio P20, 4000mAh battery.
Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

89% Lenovo ThinkPad P51 (Xeon, 4K) Workstation Review

More performance and a very good display. Lenovo's ThinkPad P51 is a full-fledged mobile workstation with a 15-inch display, powerful Xeon quad-core processor and a professional graphics card from Nvidia. The 4K screen in particular convinced in the review.
Intel Xeon E3-1505M v6 | NVIDIA Quadro M2200 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September 2017

Emporio Armani Connected with Android Wear 2.0 coming in September

The first Emporio Armani Connected smartwatch to launch with Android Wear 2.0 on board is scheduled to hit the market on September 14. Its predecessor, a hybrid smartwatch, made its debut last fall.
New Snapdragon 450 brings 14nm process to the entry-level segment

New Snapdragon 450 brings 14nm process to the entry-level segment

Qualcomm are not willing to have a rest anytime soon, as they prepare for the launch of their new Snapdragon 450 SoC. The processor, manufactured with a 14nm process, is expected to be an underclocked Snapdragon 625.
Nubia M2 Play launched

Nubia M2 Play launched

Nubia has announced the launch of their new M2 Play, a less powerful variant of their standard Nubia M2. Snapdragon 435, integrated metal body, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, front-mounted fingerprint reader.
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

List of all currently available mobile graphics cards and their performance in games.
Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

82% Lenovo Yoga 720-15IKB (7700HQ, FHD, GTX 1050) Laptop Review

Convertible Powerhouse. The Lenovo Yoga line has long been the leader in the 2-in-1 notebook market. With the redesigned Yoga 720, the Chinese manufacturer looks to expand that dominance. Can the 15-inch model be flexible enough for consumers, or will it snap under pressure?
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2 kg
With the latest update to Pokemon GO, players will be able to participate in co-op raid battles. (Source: Niantic, Inc.)

Pokemon GO to receive a massive overhaul of its gym battling system

According to the Pokemon GO Team, players can expect "the biggest update to Pokémon GO" to roll out over the coming weeks. The massive update is planned to include an overhaul of the gym battling system in addition to new features like raid battles.
Source: Debian

Debian 9 "Stretch" now available

The update brings enhanced security features, more accessible debug tools, and updates to over 51,000 software packages throughout the Debian repositories.
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Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2017 (Core i7, OLED) Convertible Review

Premium convertible. Lenovo's ThinkPad X1 Yoga is clearly in a league of its own - at least as far as the price is concerned. The convertible features high-end components and a very good OLED panel. How the top-of-the-line version of the X1 Yoga with Intel Core i7 CPU compares to its competitors is the subject of our comprehensive review.
Update: Battery runtime and measurements of the WQHD-IPS panel added.
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Google looks to take a harder stance against policy violators and online terrorists. (Source: Google)

Google takes a hard line on online terror in its new 4-step plan

In a recent blog post, General Counsel at Google Ken Walker delineated the company's mission to combat terrorism online. While Google already devotes a portion of its enormous resources toward counter-terrorism, the company aims to bolster its efforts with a newly published 4-step plan.
Samsung Galaxy XCover 4

81% Samsung Galaxy XCover 4 (SM-G390F) Smartphone Review

Robust and stylish? Samsung aims to provide a smartphone that survives in rough environments, but also radiates elegance at the same time. The handset is, in fact, robust and not too bulky. We checked whether its everyday suitability is just as impressive.
Samsung Exynos 7570 Quad | ARM Mali-T720 | 5" | 172 g
Jun 19
The LG G6's new color options are on display in this promotional image. (Source: LG)

The new LG G6+ adds features missing from the standard G6

Moto Z2 Androd smartphone leaked image closeup

Moto Z2 hits AnTuTu

This upcoming 5.5-inch handset is expected to arrive on June 27, packing a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, as well as a dual camera setup.
Amazon website, Amazon acquires Whole Foods marketplace

Amazon acquires Whole Foods

The company that started by selling only non-processed foods back in 1978 as SaferWay and grew to a chain of no less than 431 markets, all located in the US, joins Amazon for $13.7 billion.
Alleged Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) details on GFXBench as Samsung SM-T835

Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 (2017) leaks online

This slate surfaced on GFXBench under the codename SM-T835 featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. An IFA launch might be in the cards, but nothing has been confirmed yet.
Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Tablet Review

92% Apple iPad Pro 10.5 Tablet Review

A great tablet, but not a pro. The iPad Pro 10.5 is Apple's second generation of the Pro-series. The screen is definitely the star of the show. It has not only grown in size, but it also offers 120 Hz, HDR and claims coverage of the P3 color space. The tablet is on its way to the top with the A10X SoC, but it will still not be a satisfying notebook replacement.
Apple A10X Fusion | Apple A10X Fusion GPU / PowerVR | 10.5" | 469 g

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