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The new 24-inch Apple iMac features the M1 chip and an actual display diagonal size of 23.5 inches. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple launches 24-inch M1 iMac in a rainbow of color choices with 7-core or 8-core GPU availability and two Thunderbolt ports onboard

Apple has launched a redesigned iMac featuring its M1 Silicon and a range of bright colors. The 24-inch iMac joins the MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Air, and Mac Mini to officially become an M1 Mac. Prices start at US$1,299 for the 2021...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 21:29:00 +0200
The new iPad Pro variants are finally here

New iPad Pro unveiled with an M1 chip, mini LED screen, up to 2TB of storage, and more

Apple's new 12.9-inch and 11-inch models are finally here. They are the first Apple tablets to run an M1 chip and offer 5G functionality. The 12.9-inch model also packs a Liquid Retina XDR display. Prices start at US$799 for the 1...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:56:00 +0200
The new Apple TV 4K is here. (Source: Apple)

Apple's TV 4K gets an A12 Bionic-powered upgrade with a new intuitive remote

Apple has finally updated its 4K TV box as part of its April 20, 2021 hardware event. This new model is powered by the same A12 Bionic processor found in ex-flagship iPhones. It can also balance the colors of the screen to which i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 20:50:00 +0200
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 gets a new system update

Latest Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 software update adds a host of QoL improvements

The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 is all set to receive a new software update on April 21. It updates the watch's security patch to March 2021, improves the Snapdragon Wear 4100's performance, and more. The rollout will be staged, so only...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 19:08:00 +0200
Samsung's OLED TV lineup is making a comeback this year. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung files for Diamond OLED patent in the UK

It is unclear what this new Diamond OLED trademark refers to since there are so many devices mentioned in the patent. The two best guesses would be TV screens for the upcoming QD-OLED models launching in the second half of 2021 or...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:46:00 +0200
The Mi TV EA 2022 series will be available in seven sizes. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi presents the Mi TV EA series in seven sizes ranging from 32-inches to 75-inches

Xiaomi has unveiled seven TVs for 2022, although it will begin selling them on April 25. The Mi TV EA series starts at CNY 999 (~US$153) for the 32-inch model and is also available in 40-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch an...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
The 6.1-inch Sony Xperia 5 III has been spotted on Geekbench 5. (Image source: Sony/Geekbench - edited)

Sony Xperia 5 III with Snapdragon 888 produces +11% single-core gains over the Galaxy S21+ on Geekbench and condemns the Xperia 5 II to the also-rans pile

A recent Geekbench 5 record has been dug up for the Sony Xperia 5 III that shows the Snapdragon 888-powered compact-ish smartphone producing very healthy results, especially over its Xperia 5 II predecessor. The Xperia 5 III outgu...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:41:00 +0200
The Model B is one of two Quartz64 SBCs that PINE64 plans to release. (Image source: PINE64)

PINE64 introduces the Quartz64 Model B, a new alternative to the Raspberry Pi

PINE64 has revealed the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer that the company teased earlier this year. The Model B uses a Rockchip RK3566 SoC that features ARM Cortex-A55 cores and is configurable with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 R...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 18:32:00 +0200
MediaTek will have its 4nm SoC ready before Qualcomm

MediaTek could unveil its first 4nm chipset by Q4 2021: Report

Digital Chat Station and multiple news agencies report that MediaTek could launch its first 4nm chipset by the end of the year or in Q4, 2021. OEMs such as Samsung, Vivo and Xiaomi have already expressed interest in the hardware. ...
Anil Ganti, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:28:00 +0200
Android 12 may automatically hibernate unused apps, freeing up phone storage. (Image via Android w/ edits)

Android 12 includes auto-hibernate feature for unused apps

XDA Developers discovered a new app auto-hibernate feature that automatically deletes temporary files and cached storage for unused apps. The feature also retains the auto-revoke functions of Android 11, which automatically revoke...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 16:11:00 +0200
Realme hypes the Q3 ahead of its launch. (Source: Weibo)

The Realme Q3 series is confirmed to launch on April 22, 2021

Realme has announced that the Q3 smartphone (or possibly smartphones) will debut on April 22, 2021. The line has also been confirmed to be the OEM's first to feature the new MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC. Their maker has also strong...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:56:00 +0200
Sigao Model B is not as compact as Intel's NUC mini PCs, but it is still small enough. (Image Source: Atlast!)

Atlast! Solutions presents silent mini PC powered by Intel's 10-core i9-10900T CPUs

Unlike the usual fanless mini PCs that are restricted to ULV processors, the Atlast! Sigao Model B includes a desktop-grade Intel Core i9-10900T CPU coupled with up to 64 GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and NVMe storage solutions like Samsung...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:55:00 +0200
Gamers will still be able to buy PS3 and PS Vita games through e-commerce channels for the time being. (Image via Sony)

Sony reverses course, will keep PlayStation Store for PS3 and PS Vita open

Despite an announcement last month that commerce functions would cease on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PS Vita this summer, Sony has reversed course and will keep the PS3 and PS Vita's respective PlayStation Stores...
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:35:00 +0200
The Galazy Z Fold2. (Source: Samsung)

Rumor | The Galaxy Z Fold series will have an IP rating for the first time in 2021

According to a new leak, the Galaxy Z Fold3 has obtained an actual certification for ingress-protection. The new tip fails to mention the exact IPxx number in question; nevertheless, it will still be the first time a foldable phon...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 15:21:00 +0200
Sony is highlighting the deep involvement of its Alpha camera engineers on the Xperia 1 III. (Image: Sony)

Sony Alpha camera engineers explain what sets apart the cameras on the Xperia 1 III in new video

Sony’s promotional efforts for the upcoming release of its Xperia 1 III flagship smartphone is now in full swing. The company has published a new video to YouTube depicting its Alpha camera engineers discussing how they developed ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:47:00 +0200
EPOS H3 closed acoustic gaming headset in white (Source: EPOS)

EPOS launches the H3 closed acoustic gaming headset

Described as "the best all-round quality gaming headset," the new EPOS H3 is a closed acoustic gaming headset that targets PC, Mac, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox gamers. Its highlights include a sound pre...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 09:22:00 +0200
For under 280 Euros (~$336), the Redmi Note 10 Pro offers a 120 Hz OLED panel, stereo speakers, and a 108 MP camera.

Review verdict on the Redmi Note 10 Pro: The smartphone's overall package is hard to beat

With the Redmi Note 10 Pro, Xiaomi has managed to create an all-around successful mid-range phone with a focus on the display. The mid-range competition will have a hard time beating this package of features at an MSRP of less tha...
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 07:35:00 +0200
MSI is running a Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics (Source: MSI)

Deal | MSI is running a 10th gen Comet Lake sale that includes the GF75, GE66, Prestige 14, Modern 14, and GE75 all with GeForce RTX or GTX graphics

With Intel 11th gen right around the corner, these 10th gen models will need to go. MSI is cutting 12 percent to 27 percent off MSRP depending on the model all equipped with Comet Lake Core U-series or H-series CPUs.
Allen Ngo, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 04:01:00 +0200
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38 new external reviews +
Reviewed.com: The Acer Nitro 5 Laptop Shreds Through Games Without Shredding Your Wallet, Reviewed.com: The New Razer Book 13 Is A Premium Laptop With A Price To Match, Reviewed.com: This HP Laptop Is Almost As Good As A Macbook Pro—And It’S On Sale For Less Than $600, On MSFT: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold: When Hardware And Software Don’t Mix, On MSFT: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano: Pushing Ultrabook Expectations, Exhibit.tech: Lenovo Legion 5 Review, Exhibit.tech: Alienware M15 R3 Review: When Excess Is Just Enough, Hexus: Review: Asus TUF Dash F15, AnandTech: The Razer Blade 15 (2021) Review: Amped Up With Ampere, Techradar: Honor MagicBook Pro (Intel edition) 16-inch laptop review, Techradar: Dell Precision 5750 mobile workstation review, Techradar: Dell Vostro 14 5490 business laptop review, Techradar: Porsche Design Acer Book RS review, Techradar: Dell XPS 15 (2020) review, Techradar: Asus ROG Strix SCAR 17 G733 review, Techradar: Dell XPS 13 (Late 2020) review, CNet: Asus ROG Flow X13 with XG Mobile review: Almost the best of both worlds, Tom's Guide: Lenovo Yoga 9i review, Tom's Guide: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano review: This 2-pound laptop is shockingly good, PC Mag: MSI GE76 Raider, Tom's Guide: Razer Book 13 review, Tech Advisor: Dell XPS 17 9700 (2020) review, PC World: Razer Book 13 review: A slick laptop with a disappointing keyboard, Ultrabook Review: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G15 GA503 review (2021 RTX 3080 & 3070 models, QHD screens), Ultrabook Review: ASUS ROG Strix G17 G713 review (G713QR 2021 model – Ryzen 7 5800H, RTX 3070 Laptop), Ultrabook Review: Asus ZenBook 13 OLED UM325 review (UM325UA 2021 model, Ryzen 5000 U), Laptop Mag: Acer Swift 3X review: An agile laptop for antsy artists, Laptop Mag: Vaio Z (2021) review, Laptop Mag: Acer ConceptD 7 Ezel review, Good Gear Guide: Razer Book 13 review: A slick laptop with a disappointing keyboard, Good Gear Guide: Acer Swift 3X review: This lightweight laptop shows Intel's Xe Max magic, It Pro: Asus ZenBook 14 UX425J review: An affordable dose of lightweight luxury, It Pro: Microsoft Surface Pro (2017) review: Still worth buying?, Gadgets Now: Surface Laptop Go review: Compact and dependable, The Verge: Gigabyte’S Aorus 15G Is Great At Gaming, But Not Much Else, The Verge: Asus ROG Zephyrus G15 Review: Amd And Nvidia At Their Best, Tech Nave: Acer ConceptD 3 Ezel Review - A content creator's laptop that transforms into an artist’s easel, The Verge: Vaio Z (2021) Review: Carbon Tax
Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

85% Alienware m17 R4 laptop review: Burning up into the atmosphere

Hot contender. The Alienware m17 R4 is the latest addition to Alienware's m17 lineup. Compared to the m17 R3, there's a brand new RTX 3000 graphics card, but the CPU is identical to the predecessor's top configuration. The new 360 Hz display is also currently one of the fastest on the market.
Intel Core i9-10980HK | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Laptop GPU | 17.30" | 3 kg
Marius Schell, Tue, 20 Apr 2021 00:24:00 +0200
MSI Summit E13 Flip EVO.

MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo: Perfection in every detail for your business success

Aiming for the Summit. MSI, a leader in gaming and business notebooks, is now focusing on business convertibles with high-end specifications. The result of this approach is the MSI Summit E13 Flip Evo. In this article, we take a look at the Summit E13 Flip Evo and see how it can help accelerate your business productivity. (Sponsored article.)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 23:20:00 +0200
The new Arctic Camo headset. (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach announces a new, Arctic Camo version of its Recon 70 gaming headset

The multi-platform Recon 70 is the best headset option available for around US$40, according to its maker Turtle Beach at least. The company also offers a steadily-growing range of different colors and styles for the 70, the lates...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 22:28:00 +0200
A new Full Array LED. (Source: Sony)

Sony releases its 2021 BRAVIA XR TV line-up

Sony has announced pricing and availability for its 2021 TVs. They include the BRAVIA XR MASTER Series A90J, which, as the OEM asserts, integrates its best OLED panel to date. It also has new LED models with 4K and 8K options, inc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 21:44:00 +0200
An ASUS laptop with an RTX 3050 graphics card has shown up online

ASUS TUF Dash F15 gaming laptop spotted online with a Tiger Lake-H processor and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 3050 graphics card

The ASUS TUF Dash F15 has been listed on Amazon Italy with an Nvidia RTX 3050 mobile graphics card with 4GB of VRAM. It is coupled with an Intel Core i5-10300H processor, a 15.6-inch FHD 1080p 144Hz screen, 8GB RAM and 512GB stora...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 19:24:00 +0200
Asus Xe DG1 is about as fast as a Radeon RX 550 in Basemark GPU Vulkan test. (Image Source: Intel)

First Asus Xe DG1 benchmark puts it within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550

A Basemark GPU Vulkan run of the Asus Xe DG1 GPU shows that it is within striking distance of an AMD Polaris Radeon RX 550. This is the first benchmark to be discovered after the card was officially announced earlier this year. Th...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:46:00 +0200
The mysterious Xperia could be a successor to the Sony Xperia L4 (L) or even Xperia XA2 Ultra (R). (Image source: Sony/FacultyFocus - edited)

A new budget Sony Xperia smartphone or a return for Ultra handsets could be on the cards

Another Sony Xperia smartphone could be in the pipeline for a 2021 release, with a noted leaker hinting at a further device launch for later in the year. A single letter mentioned by the tipster has created speculation that either...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
Rumour has it that the Galaxy S22 series could include some extraordinary camera hardware. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung tipped to avoid 3D ToF sensors for the Galaxy S22 series

Augmented reality applications may have been boosted Apple's adoption of LiDAR sensors in iPads and iPhones. However, rumour has it that Samsung will not include 3D ToF cameras in the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung started equipping D...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:22:00 +0200
Apparently, Xiaomi is testing MIUI 12.5 on over forty devices. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi reported to be testing MIUI 12.5 on over 40 devices

Xiaomi's official MIUI 12.5 device list is rather lacklustre; only eighteen devices are confirmed to receive the OS update so far. Reportedly, Xiaomi is testing MIUI 12.5 on over three dozen handsets, including the Mi 8 and Redmi ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 18:05:00 +0200
The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

The Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable is more sensible than the X1 Tablet

On first glance, the ThinkPad X12 Detachable looks a lot like the ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 3. Despite the similarity, the X12 is no direct successor, as it is not an X1 ThinkPad anymore. This is not necessarily a bad thing: Since it...
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
Samsung applies for a new trademark. (Source: EUIPO)

A new Samsung trademark hints at improved durability in its next-gen smartphones

Samsung has reportedly applied to trademark the phrase "Armor Frame" in the EU, US and South Korea. Its new American IP application specifically indicates that it applies to smartphones, inviting speculation that it refers to a ne...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 17:14:00 +0200
The iPhone 13 could significantly cut down on its notch size

Alleged iPhone 13 screen protector showcases redesigned notch

The upcoming iPhone 13 could come with a smaller notch compared to its predecessors. A new leak on Twitter shows an iPhone 13 screen protector with an iPhone 12. Most of the sensors have been smooshed closer together, while the ea...
Anil Ganti, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:59:00 +0200
This app is no longer found on the Play Store. (Source: Swipe)

Facebook forces third-party versions of its Android app off the Play Store

Many Android phone owners use apps that mirror or "wrap" the mobile Facebook interface rather than use this company's app. However, the social media giant has started to deprive them of this option. It has already had the apps Sim...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 16:37:00 +0200
The Mi A3's latest update should address a few of its long-standing issues. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives DPI and charging status indicator fixes with its latest update

Xiaomi has updated the Mi A3 to the April 2021 security patch, a patch that addresses 18 critical or high CVEs for the Android One handset. However, V12.0.8.0.RFQMIXM also reportedly fixes a few bugs on the Mi A3, including DPI an...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 14:20:00 +0200
Sony has another hit on its hands with the PS5 gaming console. (Image: Sony)

NPD: PS5 is the fastest selling console platform launch ever in the US

The Sony PS5 may still be hard to find, but apparently enough people managed to buy one over the first five months it has been on sale. According to market research firm NPD, Sony now holds the record as the fasting selling consol...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 13:37:00 +0200
The latest under-display camera (UDC) tech is should arrive in the second half of 2021. (Image: Xiaomi)

Leaker tips under-display smartphone cameras will make a breakthrough in second half of the year

Tipster Ice Universe has targeted the second half of 2021 for a breakthrough of smartphones with under-display cameras (UDCs). Devices expected to feature the technology include the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Z Fold range, Xiaomi ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 12:43:00 +0200
MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

84% MSI GP66 Leopard 10UG Laptop Review: A Complete Series Overhaul

Making the GP65 look outdated. MSI kicked off 2021 with a whole lineup of refreshed laptops sporting GeForce RTX 30 GPUs. Instead of just a simple internal update, however, many of these new models have brand new chassis designs and the GP66 is looking like the best one yet.
Intel Core i7-10870H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Laptop GPU | 15.60" | 2.3 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:59:00 +0200
Acer launches semi-rugged Enduro Urban T1 tablet and Urban N3 laptop that actually look pretty sleek (Source: Acer)

Acer launches semi-rugged Enduro Urban T1 tablet and Urban N3 laptop that actually look pretty sleek

The Urban T1 will sport Android 10 and a MediaTek SoC while the Urban N3 will be a full-fledged Windows 10 laptop with 11th Tiger Lake CPU options. Both models are expected to ship this June.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 06:49:00 +0200
realme 8 Pro

82% Realme 8 Pro smartphone review - Lightweight 300-Euro-phone without 5G

In the megapixel frenzy. Realme installs a 108-megapixel camera in its 8 Pro and enables fancy photo effects like tilt-shift and pictures of the starry night sky. However, the latest cellular standard is missing, which limits the future viability somewhat.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 720G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.40" | 176 g
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 19 Apr 2021 05:03:00 +0200
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Ian Zelbo has produced a beautiful M1 iMac render to go with a previous MacBook Pro 14 concept. (Image source: @RendersbyIan - edited)

Simply sublime Apple M1 iMac fan-made design joins M1X MacBook Pro 14 concept in talented young artist's growing portfolio

A young artist has produced a stunning concept render of a potential 2021 iMac powered by the Apple M1 Silicon. The striking design will have fans hoping something similar is unveiled by the Cupertino company in the upcoming Sprin...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 23:40:00 +0200
Samsung teases the Galaxy M42 5G. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung announces an Indian launch for the Galaxy M42 through Amazon

Samsung will release the Galaxy M42 soon exclusively through Amazon India. This device is most likely the Indian-market rebrand of the pre-existing A42. The OEM has confirmed that this version still runs on the Snapdragon 750G pro...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 22:11:00 +0200
A possible new Android 12 feature leaks out. (Source: Google)

Android 12 might be able to auto-translate a user's apps to their chosen language

The Android OS should upgrade to its latest 12 version in just a few months. There are some preview builds around, the latest of which is now reported to have a new and powerful feature. It is a service that translates app content...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 21:30:00 +0200
Solid-state storage could get dearer in the future

Chia, a cryptocurrency that benefits from high-speed storage, could trigger SSD shortages in the near future

Chia is an eco-friendly cryptocurrency that operates on high-speed storage instead of power-hungry graphics cards. Early adaptors in China are already buying up high-capacity solid-state drives in bulk. If the coin is successful, ...
Anil Ganti, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 18:48:00 +0200
Enterprise-grade monitors for the home. (Source: ViewSonic)

ViewSonic's portfolio of new remote work-ready monitors features a 34-inch 21:9 unit with an inbuilt USB type-C dock

ViewSonic asserts that its upcoming monitors address the needs of those who work at home. The OEM's new 24- and 27-inch models have inbuilt webcams and the ergonomic stands to keep them at comfortable eye levels. There is also a 3...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
The Poco X3. (Source: Xiaomi)

Poco X3 explodes while charging and Poco lays blame firmly on the customer

Yet another device has gone up in flames. Again, it's a Xiaomi phone, this time the Poco X3. Supposedly, the device spontaneously combusted while charging, but Poco has claimed it was down to the customer puncturing the battery be...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 17:11:00 +0200
The new projectors in all their color SKUs. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces new home theater-grade projectors with native 4K and a Dynamic HDR Enhancer

Sony has launched its latest 4K projectors aimed at the home cinema market. The two new SXRD units are rated for native 4K resolutions and have the same X1 processor found in many high-end BRAVIA TVs. The higher-end model has an A...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:59:00 +0200
The iQOO 7 is coming to India. (Source: Twitter)

iQOO confirms that its newly expanded 7 flagship series will get an Indian launch

The iQOO 7 was the cheapest phone to launch with the top-end Snapdragon 888 SoC on its Chinese-market launch. Now, the OEM has announced that it will venture into its first international market soon. It will be joined by a "new" v...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:23:00 +0200
ZONEofTECH's Nintendo Switch 2 (Pro) concept above the original Switch console. (Image source: Nintendo/ZONEofTECH/Destructoid - edited)

Nintendo Switch 2 fan-made concept design looks the part and even offers some Pro-like modifications to tempt first-gen owners into making the switch

Popular YouTube tech channel ZONEofTECH has produced great-looking renders of how the Nintendo Switch 2 (Pro) could end up looking. Utilizing the numerous rumors that have already appeared in regard to the widely expected Switch s...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 16:03:00 +0200
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone review

84% Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro smartphone review: Dream display for anti-5G users at a bargain price

Mid-range game changer. A 120 Hz OLED panel in a mid-range phone with a powerful Snapdragon SoC and a 108 MP camera for less than 280 Euros (~$336)? Not too long ago, these were features of a premium smartphone. Our review of the Xiaomi smartphone reveals how the affordable Redmi Note 10 Pro fares apart from the 6.67-inch AMOLED Dot display.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.67" | 193 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 07:35:00 +0200
Review of the Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05: All-rounder for gamers and creators with three years of warranty

The Lenovo Legion C7 15IMH05 stays quiet and cool

The Legion C7 can run all current titles smoothly at 1080p. It comes with the Core i7-10875H, RTX 2070 Max-Q, 32 GB of dual-channel RAM, 1 TB NVMe SSD, and a Thunderbolt 3 port. What is so special about it is that it never becomes...
Sascha Mölck, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 06:50:00 +0200
HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD (Source: HP)

Deal | HP Omen 15z with AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GeForce RTX 3060 graphics, and 144 Hz IPS display is on sale for $1064 USD

HP's latest gaming laptop is a significant improvement over the older Omen 15 model. For just over $1000 USD, this is a well-rounded deal save for the measly 8 GB of system RAM that's thankfully user upgradeable.
Allen Ngo, Sun, 18 Apr 2021 03:36:00 +0200
An alleged Enco Buds render. (Source: Twitter)

The Enco Buds are to become OPPO's latest TWS accessories: new leak

OPPO will launch a new pair of audio devices called the Enco Buds soon, according to a new tip from the leaker Evan Blass. Their new alleged renders show a fairly standard TWS form-factor very similar to a product the OEM has alre...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:36:00 +0200
An early look at the LG Rollable. (Source: YouTube)

The LG Rollable is coming and it has NFC, according to a new leak

LG has announced that it is out of the Android smartphone game; on the other hand, the cutting-edge Rollable mobile device is apparently being readied for launch. The latest step in this process is having it certified to use NFC, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 22:07:00 +0200
Intel NUC11TNK with Core i5 now shipping for a hefty $579 USD with no RAM, OS, or storage (Source: Simply NUC)

Intel NUC11TNK with Core i5 now shipping for $579 USD with no RAM, OS, or storage

It's a hefty price to pay if you want an 11th gen Intel CPU. The integrated Iris Xe offers much faster graphics performance than most older NUCs.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:50:00 +0200
Apple's new iMacs could be unveiled soon, according to a new leak

Apple could unveil new iMac alongside the iPad Pro on April 20

Twitter leaker L0vetodream speculates that Apple will bedazzle the world with its new ARM-based iMacs at the Spring Loaded event on April 20. While the tipster has been fairly accurate about previous Apple-related predictions, the...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 19:30:00 +0200
Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on review (Source: Own)

Genesis Thor 400 RGB mechanical keyboard hands-on: Everything you'd expect for roughly US$100

The Genesis Thor 400 RGB is a full-size programmable mechanical keyboard that comes with a detachable palm rest. It uses Kailh Red switches and its set of features includes both preset and customizable RGB lighting settings, n-key rollover, configurable macro keys, and more. The backlight/volume knob's placement seems like the only drawback.
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:45:00 +0200
The Ryzen Threadripper series offers performance dominance for AMD but Intel has the market share advantage. (Image source: AMD/Intel/Master Lu - edited)

Unbeatable Ryzen Threadripper 3990X and formidable Ryzen 9 5900HX head AMD-dominated desktop and laptop processor performance charts but Intel retains market stranglehold

New computer processor performance ranking charts for the first quarter of 2021 have been published by the Chinese benchmark Master Lu. The tables reveal a familiar tale: AMD dominates in performance thanks to chips like the Ryzen...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 18:15:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

89% Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1 Review: Laptop tablet hybrid with LTE & Tiger Lake UP4

X1 Tablet, but better. After years of ThinkPad tablet abstinence, Lenovo returns to the 2-in-1 market with the new Lenovo ThinkPad X12 Detachable Gen 1. The Lenovo X12 Tablet manages to impress us in our test - it turns out to be a worthy competitor to the Microsoft Surface Pro 7.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 12.30" | 1.1 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 17:55:00 +0200
The Oppo Find X2 Pro and Reno4 Pro 5G utilize the company's ColorOS Android overlay. (Image source: Oppo - edited)

Master Lu banishes Xiaomi's MIUI from its mobile UI ranking list as Oppo's ColorOS and Realme UI are chosen as the best of the first quarter

The noted Chinese benchmark Master Lu has published a chart of what it considers to be the best mobile phone user interfaces for the first quarter of 2021. ColorOS from Oppo heads the table followed by Realme UI and Huawei’s EMUI....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 15:53:00 +0200
Voice NFTs are coming soon. (Source: Voice)

Voice aims to "upgrade" to an NFT platform from the summer of 2021

Voice is an 'alternative' social media platform that claims to be about "real" users, their communities and their content. It has announced that it will "upgrade" itself with a new feature: the ability to issue NFTs for the digita...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:54:00 +0200
Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 SSD Benchmarks

Samsung SSD 980 Pro 2TB MZ-V8P2T0 SSD Benchmarks

Samsung Elpis S4LV003 M.2 2280
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti could be launched soon

GeForce RTX 3080 Ti shipment spotted in the wild before alleged May 2021 launch

An eagle-eyed Facebook user has photographed what appears to be a mother lode of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Ventus 3X OC graphics cards. An entire pallet of said hardware is en route to the U.S., where it is expected to hit shelves a...
Anil Ganti, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:39:00 +0200
Galaxy Tab A7 Lite renders: now in silver. (Source: Voice)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: also to be available in silver, according to new renders

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite will launch soon with Android 11 out of the box - based on its latest leaks, that is. The latest tip relating to this possible budget slate indicates that it will debut in a silver colorway as well a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 14:04:00 +0200
Asus ROG Phone 5

ROG Phone 5: Asus is only partially able to tame the Snapdragon 888

Not only does Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 have a reputation for being extremely fast, but also for being very hot. Asus has already demonstrated that it can cool its smartphones excellently in the past, but the new chip poses a chal...
Daniel Schmidt, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 07:00:00 +0200
Dell clearing stock on Inspiron 14 5402 Core i7 for $700 USD to make room for the upcoming Tiger Lake-H SKUs (Source: Dell)

Deal | Dell clearing stock on Inspiron 14 5402 Core i7 for $700 USD to make room for the upcoming Tiger Lake-H SKUs

The impending launch of newer models can only mean one thing: bigger sales for the outgoing older models. Core i7 Tiger Lake-U is barely half a year old and laptops sporting the processor are now becoming very affordable.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 03:16:00 +0200
The IWO HX68 is a budget smartwatch that has a large display and built-in speaker. (Image source: IWO)

IWO HX68: An Apple Watch clone that can make calls for US$26.99

The HX68 is a new smartwatch from IWO, and is one that can make calls thanks to its built-in speaker. Its 1.72-inch display is rather large too, but it remains lightweight at 34 g. The IWO HX68 retails for US$26.99.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:36:00 +0200
The Mi 11 is a good smartphone, but the Mi 10 Pro may be the better option for cameras. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Do not buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 expecting a flagship-level camera experience

The Xiaomi Mi 11 may be a great smartphone, but it is not up there with the camera performance of other flagship smartphones released this year, Mi 11 Ultra included. Unfortunately, the Mi 11 cannot meet Xiaomi's marketing, even w...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 02:27:00 +0200
The HP ZBook Fury 17 G7 (119W5EA) workstation sparks some enthusiasm in our test. (image: HP)

HP ZBook Fury 17 G7: The mobile workstation convinces in the test with a lot of performance in a small space

HP has shrunk its workstations. But this goes only for the case and not the performance, which, as usual, turns out higher than that of the predecessor. The device comes in a case that is almost 30% more compact.
Marcus Schwarten, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 01:55:00 +0200
The Lenovo S2 Pro has a large display and a minimalist design. (Image source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo S2 Pro is now orderable for US$39.99

The S2 Pro is another budget smartwatch by Lenovo, although it does not look much like its non-Pro sibling. The Lenovo S2 Pro features plenty of sports modes, has a large display and retails for just US$39.99.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 01:43:00 +0200
The Samsung QX2 is a new gaming TV range with 4K and 120 Hz panels. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung QX2: A trio of ultra-thin QLED TVs launch with 120 Hz refresh rates and fast response times

Samsung has launched three new gaming TVs under the QX2 series. The South Korea company sells the TVs as 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch models, albeit only in China for the time being. The fact that the TVs combine a native 4K resol...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:36:00 +0200
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706 will be available with Tiger Lake H45 processors soon. (Image source: Amazon Italy)

The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706 leaks with an Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake H45 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU for €1,799

ASUS is preparing to release another Tiger Lake H45 and RTX 30 series backed laptop, this time a refreshed TUF GAMING F17. The new model retains last year's design, though.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 17 Apr 2021 00:26:00 +0200
Will the Q3 really look like this? (Source: Weibo)

The Realme Q3 is hyped as a super-affordable smartphone with a glow-in-the-dark finish

The Realme executive Chase Yu has strongly hinted at a brand-new style for the OEM's upcoming Q3, a phone that might start as low as ~US$153 (or 1000 yuan). That would be an impressive feat, as the device is also rumored to run on...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 16 Apr 2021 21:24:00 +0200

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