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The A7R III from Sony is one of the most popular full-frame cameras in North America. (Image source: Sony)

Sony is now the leading full-frame camera brand in the United States, deposing Canon

Sony has dethroned Canon as the leading US retailer of full-frame cameras. The milestone will be celebrated with a new "Be Alpha" campaign, which will focus on connecting creatives across North America via social media and pop-up ...
Image source: Motorola

Motorola releases list of phones getting updated to Android 9.0 Pie

Motorola just released their list of phones with a planned update for Android 9.0 Pie. However, the Moto G5 and Moto E4 lines, both of which were incredibly popular last year, are conspicuously absent. On top of that, there is no ...
The RTX 2080 founders' edition is rumored to come with a dual-cooler setup. (Source: Videocardz)

Alleged Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

Only one week away from the official announcement of the next gen gaming GPUs powered by the Turing architecture, and the leaked benchmarks are already starting to pop up on the Internet. This time it looks like an alleged RTX 208...
Wiko View Lite

79% Wiko View Lite Smartphone Review

Worry stone. The Wiko View Lite features an ergonomic design and is well-suited for small hands, thanks to its small size. In this review, we examine the performance of the View Lite and compare it to the competition.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.45" | 147 g
Serious overclockers always use copious amounts of liquid nitrogen. (Source: HWBot)

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6 GHz across all cores with LN2

The Threadripper 2990WX was already pushed to 5.4 GHz last week, but it looks like there is room for more overclocking when enough liquid nitrogen is used. Overclocker Ivan Cupa managed to get all 32 cores of the 2990WX model runn...
The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)

Update | One of the best value flagships on the market, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, is coming to the US on August 13

Asus' main flagship for the year, the Zenfone 5Z is finally making it over to the US. While currently unavailable, it's said to be on pre-order at the moment and will go on sale on August 13 with a bargain price tag of US$499.
The OPPO F9. (Source: Mysmartprice)

OPPO launches the new OPPO F9 with a dashing notch

OPPO has unveiled its new F9 sub-premium device. The F9 is a solid offering on paper, and continues the new trend of innovative design factors with one of the best notch implementations we've ever seen.
Three new devices. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Motorola launches the Moto P30, Moto E5 Plus, and Z3

Motorola has launched three new devices in China. The E5 Plus and Z3 are known quantities, so the main arrival is the Snapdragon 636-powered Moto P30.
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Xiaomi launches the Android One Mi A2 for the Indian market

Xiaomi released the Mi A2 in India last week, with the device being, for the most part, an Android One rebrand of the Mi 6X. It also fails at being a worthy successor to the popular last-gen Mi A1.
The Apple Car could be a reality by 2023. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Kuo: Make way for the Apple Car in 2023

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's next trillion dollars could come from its services business, AR glass, and Apple Car. The Apple Car is expected to launch sometime between 2023 to 2025 and will be positioned as the 'nex...
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Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Android tablet to get a Plus sibling

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus coming with 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB storage

Although it will use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor as the regular Mi Pad 4, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is expected to come with a larger display and a higher-capacity battery. Rumored to arrive in black or gold...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
US President Donald Trump signs bill that bans ZTE and Huawei hardware from governmental use August 2018

No Huawei and ZTE handsets for the US government, decides President Trump

Although ZTE can sell its products to the civilian consumers all over the US, a recent bill that was signed by Donal Trump bans the government use of any device made by the Chinese brand due to security issues. Even more, this bil...
Crosscall Action-X3

80% Crosscall Action-X3 Smartphone Review

Aaaand... action! The Crosscall Action-X3 smartphone is supposed to convince outdoor buffs, not movie enthusiasts. As a matter of fact, this might work out thanks to an extensive number of accessories and carefully considered features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 213 g
Lenovo Yoga 530 sports a dual-channel memory configuration. (Source: JagatReview)

AMD Ryzen 5 2500U-powered Lenovo Yoga 530 shown to trade blows with the Core i7-8550U

Lenovo has introduced the AMD Ryzen variant of the Lenovo Yoga 530 convertible notebook in without much fanfare and initial reviews seem to show promising performance. The Lenovo Yoga 530 is powered by the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with R...
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android phablet display rated as the best by DisplayMate

Samsung's Galaxy Note 9 has "the most innovative and high-performance smartphone display" ever tested by DisplayMate

The Galaxy Note 9 comes with a display that managed to raise the bar "significantly higher" compared to the previous Samsung handsets that were praised by DisplayMate for the quality of their screens. In this case, the display lab...
Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

Size matters. Lenovo’s 15-inch isn’t quite up to par with its smaller business offerings, but perhaps today’s configuration—a Core i7-8650U, 16 GB RAM, FHD anti-glare touch display, and NVMe SSD—can help to bridge the gap. We’ll find out in our full review!
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Turing is the next step for Nvidia and will excel at ray tracing using its Tensor cores and RT core. (Source: Anandtech)

Nvidia officially announces Turing architecture, launches new RTX Quadro series

On August 13 at Siggraph Nvidia announced its new Turing based RTX Quadro GPUs, designed to process real time ray tracing. The full Turing GPU is the second biggest in the world (the first being Volta) and it is the world's first ...
The 2990WX was launched on August 13 and received both praise and criticism. (Source: TechGage)

AMD's new 2990WX is now the world's fastest CPU, with some caveats

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX has finally launched, and it is officially the fastest CPU in the world. With 32 cores, 64 threads, and an all core frequency of 3.4 GHz, it's a monstrous CPU. However, the path to 32 cores on the desktop...
Samsung's 16 Gb GDDR6 memory has made its way into the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs. (Source: Samsung)

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs feature Samsung's 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs implement Samsung's latest 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory. The enhanced bandwidth of GDDR6 helps in improved performance and memory efficiency while consuming 35% less power. The Quadro RTX is the first product...
The Lite version of the KEY2 would have the same exterior features, but the hardware is rumored to get downgraded. (Source: TNW)

BlackBerry KEY2 Lite could be launched at IFA 2018

Rumors about a BlackBerry KEY2 Lite smartphone are have just been refueled with TCL's teaser of a new model that will be announced at IFA 2018 on August 30. The Lite version should keep the same appearance as the regular version, ...
Zotac's BI329 makes for an excellent HTPC solution that can eventually be upgraded. (Source: Zotac)

Zotac presents BI329 mini PC featuring Gemini Lake CPUs

The new BI329 mini PC is Zotac's latest model dedicated to the HTPC and IoT markets. It comes in three variants: a barebones one without RAM and storage, one with 4 GB RAM and 120 GB SSD, and a Windows variant that has 4 GB of RAM...
Microsoft has introduced a dark theme to File Explorer. (Source: Microsoft)

Go exploring in the dark: Windows 10 File Explorer gets a dark theme

Microsoft has finally added the long-missing dark theme for File Explorer. While Windows 10 and many 'modern' apps have support for a dark theme, legacy framework used in File Explorer made this a more difficult task.
The GeForce RTX 2080 name is almost confirmed. (Source: AdoredTV on YouTube)

NVIDIA teaser video almost confirms the GeForce RTX 20xx nomenclature

Shortly on the heels of unveiling the Quadro RTX cards at SIGGRAPH 2018, NVIDIA released a new teaser video for the upcoming 'GeForce Gaming Celebration' event. The teaser drops quite a few hints, which indicate that the upcoming ...
A team of researchers has found that it is possible to compromise a Mac during its initial boot. (Source: CGTrader)

Black Hat USA briefing indicates possible set-up exploits in enterprise-level Macs

Macs are more or less impervious to hacking, right? Not any more, according to two cybersecurity researchers during a briefing at the Black Hat USA Conference 2018. However, the attacks involved are difficult to achieve and need t...
Leaked image of the Xiaomi Poco F1. (Source: @bang_gogo_ on Twitter)

Xiaomi Poco F1 set to launch in India on August 22

According to the official Twitter handle of Poco India, the Xiaomi Poco F1 is all set to launch on August 22. While no specifications have been revealed, we do know that the Poco F1 is Xiaomi's shot at the affordable flagship cate...
Intel quietly unveils family of NUCs equipped with new Bean Lake CPUs and Iris GPUs (Source: Intel)

Intel quietly launches family of NUCs equipped with Bean Canyon CPUs and Iris GPUs

The barebones NUC with Core i5-8259U CPU is now shipping for just under $400 USD with the promise of Optane support, Hyper-Threading, and an integrated Iris Plus Graphics 655 GPU.
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Android handset, Xiaomi and Samsung dominate the Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi and Samsung continue to dominate the Indian smartphone market

India remains a solid market for the Chinese smartphone brand, as Xiaomi accounted for no less than 10 million units sold in Q2 2018, which translates to a market share of 29.7 percent. Samsung got the second place, while Vivo and...
Aug 13

Intel Celeron J4005 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Gemini Lake x86 2 cores @ 2000 - 2700 MHz 14nm

Intel Core i3-8109U SoC (Coffee Lake 28W)

Coffee Lake x86 2 cores @ 3000 - 3600 MHz 14nm
The R17 is OPPO's first smartphone to integrate an in-display fingerprint sensor. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO's R17 mid-ranger officially unveiled with impressive specs

After it impressed everyone with the sophisticated Find X, OPPO now presents the R17 mid-range handheld with outstanding premium features. Besides being the first OPPO model integrating an in-display fingerprint scanner, the R17 c...
Intel launched the Core i9 series as a response to AMD's 8 core flagship the 1800X (Source: DigiWorthy)

Intel's Core i9-9900k is rumored to have an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz

Intel is rumored to release its octa core i9-9900k in October with an all core turbo of 4.7 GHz, which is the fastest stock clock speed that has ever been offered on an eight core CPU on either the AMD Zen or Intel Core architectu...
Samsung foldable smartphone patent, Samsung plans to beat Huawei in this field

Samsung still hopes to beat Huawei in the foldable smartphone race

The race for the first foldable smartphone to hit the market might involve LG and a few others as well, but it looks like Samsung and Huawei are the strongest brands in it. According to DJ Koh, the company focuses on making the fo...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
The Radeon Pro WX 8200 is almost as powerful as the high-end WX 9100, but the price is more than halved. (Source: Newegg)

AMD announces more affordable Radeon Pro WX 8200 professional GPU

The new Radeon Pro WX 8200 only gets 56 CU and 8 GB HBM2 VRAM, but the Vega 10 GPU can still boost to 1.5 GHz and the memory bandwidth is slightly higher than that of the WX 9100 flagship. Even with these downgrades, the WX 8200 i...
Android Pie coming to the HTC U11 series and the U12+, release date yet to be confirmed as of mid-August 2018

Android 9.0 Pie confirmed for the HTC U12+ and U11 series, launch date still unknown

Although the release date is not public yet, HTC has just confirmed that Android Pie will reach the U12+, U11+, U11, and U11 Life (Android One) handsets. The company also revealed that the timeframes will be announced in a timely ...
Intel's next gen chips just got an October 1 launch date. (Source: WCCF Tech)

9th gen Intel processors launching October 1

Intel's next-generation of Core series chips will launch October 1. Although still fabricated on a 14nm node, the 9th gen chips will feature more cores to counter the threat from AMD
The Acer Nitro Core i5 gets discounted for the Back to School season.

Deal | Acer Nitro 5 and Chromebook 15 get discounted for Back to School season

Acer is announcing discount offers for its Nitro 5, Chromebook 15, and Chromebook R11 for the Back to School season. The limited period offer gives up to US$50 discount on select models of the Nitro 5 and first-gen Chromebook 15, ...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Expect the same ThinkPad carbon fiber and magnesium alloy finish but in a newer design inspired by the ThinkPad X1 Carbon series. Intel 8th gen Xeon and Quadro GPUs complete the package, but the high starting price of just under $...
Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Apart from introducing their thinnest mobile workstation ThinkPad yet, Lenovo updated their most powerful ThinkPad laptop today as well. The new ThinkPad P72 ditches the DVD drive and opts for a thinner chassis, while also offerin...
Alldocube X tablet launching soon on Indiegogo (Source: Alldocube)

Alldocube X tablet will challenge the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4

[Updated with launch price]. The tablet is on track to launch next month for only $270 USD. If its upcoming Indiegogo campaign proves successful, then the Alldocube X could be an affordable alternative to the pricier solutions fro...
The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11 (Source: Samsung)

The weekly roundup - top news from August 4 through August 11

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is finally coming, next generation GeForce 11xx/20xx details continue to leak, and AMD is slowly but surely making a comeback on desktop. Catch up on some key topics in the industry you may have missed over t...
Aug 12
Google will not be able to cash in on the Fortnite fun. (Source: Sensor Tower)

Google to miss out more than US$50 million in revenue due to Fortnite Mobile bypassing the Play Store

Google is expected to miss out cashing in on the Fortnite craze due to Epic Games' decision to distribute the Fortnite Mobile APK outside the Play Store. App Store intelligence firm Sensor Tower projects that Google might stand to...
The NVIDIA GTX 2080 Founders Edition might sport a dual-fan cooler. (Source: Videocardz)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11xx/20xx latest rumor roundup

As we inch closer to the launch of NVIDIA's next generation GPUs, fresh rumors and leaks have started cropping up on the web. New info points to a possibility of a dual-fan Founders Edition and ray tracing capabilities in the top-...
Fortnite Mobile can now be played on non-Samsung phones... sort of. (Source: The Nerd Mag)

Fortnite Mobile for Android beta invitation now open to non-Samsung phones

Epic Games is now accepting invitation requests for installing Fortnite Mobile on non-Samsung devices. Once signed up, users have to wait for a confirmation email before Epic activates the account for playing Fortnite. However, de...
The Sony Signature Series DMP-Z1 costs around US$7,900. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches US$7,900 Signature Series DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player, matching headphones

Sony has launched its most expensive digital music player and in-ear headphones to date. The new Signature Edition DMP-Z1 and IER-Z1Rs come in at a whopping US$7,900 and US$1,780, but promise an unmatched audio quality.
Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX550 updated with Core i7-8750H CPU option

Asus ZenBook Pro 15 UX550 updated with Core i7-8750H CPU option

Visually, the UX580 is nothing more than a UX550 with a secondary trackpad display. Users not interested in the dual-screen capabilities of the UX580 can now get the UX550 with an Intel 8th gen Core i7 processor for $1800 USD.
Aug 11
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
Turing has been rumored to be the next Nvidia architecture for several months now. (Source: TechRadar)

PC Channel AdoredTV leaks information on new Nvidia 2000 series

AdoredTV, a PC analyst and reviewer, has claimed to have obtained information on Turing from an Nvidia employee. The reviewer previously railed against the idea Nvidia would call their new series 2000 instead of 1000 and was initi...
The Galaxy Note 9 is unsurprising pricey. However, some early customers may get certain perks with their pre-orders. (Source: SlashGear)

It's official: the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is really expensive

Preorders for the Galaxy Note 9 have already started. The prices associated with this event confirm what has been suspected for months: the new Samsung phablet will set you back considerably. The prices also compare well with thos...

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