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Sep 25
Cables, cables everywhere - but for how long? (Source: Electricals4Dummies)

Cable-based connectivity set to be worth US$34 billion in 5 years

The wired interface market - which encompasses all types of USB cable, as well as others (e.g. Thunderbolt or HDMI) - is estimated to have a compound annual growth rate of 6.2% well into the next decade. However, it appears that t...
Chuwi GBox CWI560 (Celeron N4100) Mini PC Review

Chuwi GBox CWI560 (Celeron N4100) Mini PC Review

Affordable streamer. A no-hassle Windows 10 mini PC ready to stream out-of-the-box for $200 USD. The Chuwi GBox is equipped with all the basics and more to fit in any home theater setup on a budget.
Intel Celeron N4100 | Intel UHD Graphics 600 | | 558 g
Dual-screen Asus Zenbook Pro 15 with ScreenPad now available for $1700 (Source: Asus)

Dual-screen Asus Zenbook Pro 15 is the Apple Touch Bar alternative for $1700

The one-of-a-kind Zenbook Pro 15 integrates a secondary 1080p display right underneath the touchpad called a ScreenPad. For users who wish they could have two screens on a laptop, this is probably the closest you can get. The Core...
Sep 24
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Harman has launched the Spark, a "connected car" solution, in the US. (Source: Harman)

Harman launches Spark, a device to turn any car into a 'smart' car

Harman has released the Spark, a product that they claim can make any car "connected". It may be able to convey LTE connectivity, monitoring for auto security and automatic crash assistance on a vehicle. The Spark is currently ava...
Mobvoi TicWatch E2 will be a water-friendly watch, coming soon as of September 2018

Mobvoi to launch the TicWatch E2 smartwatch soon

Chinese brand Mobvoi released quite a few smart wearables so far, and the TicWatch E2 is expected to be the next in line. Advertised as a water-friendly smartwatch, it has just been unveiled on the official Mobvoi website. Sadly, ...
The Kirin 980 will be the second 7 nm smartphone SoC to hit the market, and Huawei is confident that it will perform better than Apple's A12 Bionic. (Source: Digital Trends)

Huawei says the Kirin 980 SoC is faster than Apple's A12 Bionic

Huawei might have lost the race for the first 7 nm smartphone SoC to Apple, but the Chinese company claims that its upcoming Kirin 980 that should be launched in mid-October is faster than the A12 Bionic from Apple. According to H...
Motorola One Power Android One phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 636

Motorola One Power coming to India next month as expected

On October 5, the Motorola One Power will launch in India as the first Android One handset of this brand to hit the local market. Its specs include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB storage, a 6.2-inch notched d...
Huawei's Y9 (2019) gets a 6.5-inch notched display and a mid-range Snapdragon 710 SoC. (Source: Heapooh)

Huawei Y9 (2019) specs leaked on TENAA

The Y-series from Huawei will soon include entry-level models as well as mid-range ones like the upcoming Y9 (2019) that just got the green light from TENAA. Powered by a Snapdragon 710 SoC, the new Y9 should come in two variants:...
Shazam now owned by Apple, mobile app to go ad-free for everyone soon as of late September 2018

Apple acquires Shazam, mobile app to go ad-free for everyone

Shazam is now finally a part of Apple, but the best part of this corporate acquisition is that the mobile app will soon become ad-free for all users. Shazam has been downloaded over 1 billion times so far, and nowadays it is being...
ZTE Nubia Z18S dual-display phablet details (Source: TENAA)

Dual-display ZTE Nubia phablet hits TENAA, short hands-of video also available

Although dual-display handsets never managed to take off properly, we keep seeing such designs showing up from time to time. The upcoming 6.26-inch ZTE Nubia Z18S is expected to feature a 5.1-inch secondary color display on the ba...
Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018) launches in India September 25, 2018

Samsung Galaxy A7 coming to India tomorrow

The new Samsung Galaxy A7 is a 6-inch phablet that uses the octa-core Exynos 7885 processor and will probably hit India with at least 6 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of storage. However, the memory/storage configurations for this ...
A concept render of the forthcoming Galaxy A9 Star/Pro. (Source: All About Samsung)

Galaxy A9 Star Pro looks set to sport four rear cameras

Samsung has said it is targeting new features for its mid-range smartphones to help boost flagging sales. The latest example of this is the forthcoming Galaxy A9 Star Pro that is said to sport four rear cameras, twice as many as i...
HTC Dream aka T-Mobile G1 - the first Android smartphone announced on September 23, 2008

Time to celebrate: Google Android is now 10 years old

Although Android Inc. was founded back in October 2003, it took a while for the eponymous operating system to finally hit the market. This event took place on September 23, 2008, when the HTC Dream — also known as the T-Mobile G1 ...
The recent tariffs may increase RTX 20-series AIB prices. (Source: eBay)

NVIDIA AIB-partner sources offer clearer picture of how tariffs will affect their prices

The tech blog WCCFTech has published exclusive leaks from sources they claim are associated with AIB NVIDIA partners. It includes more detailed information on how the US tariffs on Chinese exports will affect prices for products t...
Sep 23
The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors (Image source: Nvidia)

The weekly roundup - GeForce RTX prices going up and more Pixel 3 rumors

Aside from a couple of Samsung smartphones catching fire, the week has been slow in terms of rumors and releases. Just a couple of noteworthy new laptops are launching while everyone else is left wondering what new smartphones Goo...
CAT S61

84% CAT S61 Smartphone Review

Multi-functional. The robust CAT S61 puts all those who say that there are no innovations in the smartphone market to shame. However, with the built-in thermal-imaging camera, a laser distance measure, and the automatic measure of the indoor air quality, its most important features might be more useful for professional users.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 630 | Qualcomm Adreno 508 | 5.2" | 250 g
The burnt husk of the S7 Edge. (Source: /u/rokhana)

Man's Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge explodes, Samsung replies

Only a week after a woman in New York claimed her new Samsung Galaxy Note 9 went up in flames, a Redditor's S7 Edge has also exploded, and this time the user has substantial proof.
The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

The Meizu 16X may just be the ideal sub-premium smartphone

Meizu finally released its latest device, the Meizu 16X, earlier this week. The device features a 6-inch notch-less FHD+ Super AMOLED display, dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 710, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
CAD renders of the Nokia 7.1 Plus. (Source: Mysmartprice)

The Nokia 7.1 Plus may be coming on October 4

HMD has reportedly postponed the launch of the flagship Nokia 9 so the company's teased event on October 4 will likely see the launch of the Snapdragon 710-powered Nokia 7.1 Plus.
The LG V30. (Source: The Android Guys)

The LG V40 launches on October 3, five camera in tow

LG officially announced a while ago that its next flagship, the LG V40, will be launched on October 3 at an event in New York.
Acer Extensa 2519-P35U

73% Acer Extensa 2519-P35U (N3710, HD405) Laptop Review

Simply simple. With the Extensa 2519, Acer presents a very low-priced notebook. With a Pentium Processor and a 500 GB HDD, the laptop can perform most simple, daily tasks. Read our review to learn what you can expect from the cheap Acer notebook.
Intel Pentium N3710 | Intel HD Graphics 405 (Braswell) | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Razer pushes style over substance with the $99 Ifrit gaming headset

Razer pushes style over substance with the $99 Ifrit gaming headset

Razer's new Ifrit headset is designed to be an unobtrusive audio solution for game streamers. While the headset looks sleek, there's little word on the actual quality of its earbuds and microphone. The Ifrit is on sale now for $99...
Asus will have three trims of the GeForce RTX 2070 coming next month (Source: Asus)

Asus will have three trims of the GeForce RTX 2070 coming next month

The Turbo RTX 2070, Dual RTX 2070, and Strix RTX 2070 will all boast IP5X dust resistance while the higher-end model will support the new VirtualLink standard for simplifying VR setups and have a host of auxiliary features. Asus i...
Sep 22
Ajit Pai has been criticized for his repeal on Net Neutrality and his close ties with the broadband industry. (Source: Mashable)

The New York Times has sued the FCC over allegations of hiding evidence of Russian interference in Net Neutrality repeal

In June 2017, the New York Times's request to view server information related to public comments on the repeal of Net Neutrality was denied on the grounds that it would reveal private information. Now, after months of back and for...
Evan Blass' renders as posted on Twitter. (Source: @evleaks via Twitter)

Evan Blass appears to leak the Pixel 3 and 3 XL - and to confirm every other leak out there

The popular and consistently accurate leaker evleaks has tweeted a set of renders that match what many people now think of as the Pixel 3 and 3 XL exactly. The larger of the two phones persists in exhibiting an honestly colossal-l...
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...
Apple iPhone Xs Max

90% Apple iPhone XS Max Smartphone Review

Live test. The iPhone XS Max is Apple’s largest and most expensive iPhone yet. However, Apple has not brought as many new features to the party as many would have liked. Find out in our review whether bigger and faster is enough for the iPhone XS Max to take our coveted throne at the top of the smartphone pile. Update: Initial impressions on the case, benchmark results, temperature measurements and Wi-Fi speeds.
Apple A12 Bionic | Apple A12 Bionic GPU | 6.5" | 208 g
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

According to TENAA, the iPhone XS has a 2658 mAh battery, a small downgrade from the iPhone X's 2716 mAh battery. Considering that the iPhone X was criticized for its mediocre battery life last year, this could be a sticking point...
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 feature at least one USB-C connector, thin speakers on each side of the display, a fingerpr...
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: medium.com)

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 life. 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

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