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Aug 20
The M2017 was released in December last year. (Source: Kimovil)

Gionee $2000 M2018 spotted on TENAA

The M2017 was Gionee's luxury offering for 2016, as it sold for prices rising up to $2000. While the Snapdragon 653 it had on board was underwhelming, every other aspect of the device was top-notch.
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Bing's search engine is also used by some other services such as Yahoo. (Source: Microsoft)

Bing market share at 33 percent in the United States

Infographics from the Microsoft Bing team show market share is higher than you may have expected with many countries in double digits. International market share is at a much lower 9 percent.
Aug 19
Razer Blade with 4K UHD now shipping in North America (Source: Razer)

Razer Blade with 4K UHD display now shipping in North America

The 13.3-inch Blade Stealth and 14-inch Blade are shipping with 7th gen CPUs on the eve of Intel's 8th gen reveal for $1400 and $2400 USD, respectively.
Ben Heck's custom made N64 Portable. (Image source: YouTube)

Electronics wizard Ben Heck creates portable Nintendo 64

While we wait for the release of the SNES Classic Edition, why not take a look at an incredible mod of Nintendo's 3rd generation console? Ben Heck has finished his Nintendo 64 Portable, a modded Nintendo 64 built into a portable case.
Android 8 'O' is coming. (Source: Google)

Android 8 'O' releases on Monday 21 August

Google has confirmed on the Android website that Android 8 'O' is releasing on Monday 21st August via a live stream during the eclipse.
Monster will incorporate AI voice-control into its latest headphones.

New MonsterTalk premium headphones to feature built-in AI voice assistant

Monster has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Speak Music to incorporate its Melody AI voice-assistant directly into new model variants that will launch later this month.
The Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ. Having two sub-brands in the product name improves gaming performance. (Source: Asus)

Asus' new 27-inch monitor brings curves and 144 Hz refresh rate to PCs with mid-range GPUs

Pre-orders have started for the Asus ROG Strix XG27VQ which combines a curved display, 144 Hz refresh rate, and a blue light filter with a FullHD resolution. The lower resolution means that users with mid-range graphics cards can use this screen without having to deal with blur from running at below native resolution.
Aug 18
The Nintendo Switch console can be used in portable mode or docked with a TV. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo Switch was the best selling console in July

Sales statistics for the United States show that the Nintendo Switch outsold all other consoles including the PS4 and Xbox One for July. Nintendo's Splatoon 2 was also the highest-selling physical copy game over that time.
If this video is anything to go by, we'll be getting even thinner bottom bezels. (Source: GSMArena)

Video of the Mi Mix 2 leaked

The design of the Mi Mix 2 has been revealed in a Facebook video by designer Philippe Starck, and it's more edgeless than ever. The Mi Mix was arguably Xiaomi's real flagship for 2016, so it'll be fun to see how much the OEM can pack into its successor.
Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 SM-T375 Android tablet successor surfaces on FCC

Samsung Galaxy Tab E 8.0 successor hits FCC

Samsung's next-gen affordable 8-inch Android tablet is expected to hit the market soon, as it has just received all the needed certifications from the WiFi Alliance and the FCC. However, the details are nowhere to be found yet.
Wiko WIM Smartphone Review

83% Wiko WIM Smartphone Review

French premium class. The time has come for the French manufacturer Wiko to go one step further. Formerly known for producing only rather low-priced handsets, now with the WIM, they are daring to compete on a premium level. We reviewed the smartphone to find out whether they delivered a true competitor.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.5" | 160 g
HP ProBook x360 11 G1 (Pentium N4200, 256 GB) Convertible Review

HP ProBook x360 11 G1 (Pentium N4200, 256 GB) Convertible Review

Robust convertible? With the ProBook X360 11, HP has a small convertible in their offerings that scores with robustness and versatility. We have summarized in this short review, how the Education Edition presents itself in terms of performance.
Intel Pentium N4200 | Intel HD Graphics 505 | 11.6" | 1.5 kg
YouTube TV on mobile, service available in 14 more areas as of late August 2017

YouTube TV now available in 14 more areas

Thanks to the latest expansion of this service's availability, US customers in 29 heavily populated areas can now enjoy it via multiple platforms - Android, iOS, Apple Airplay, Chromecast, as well as in a web browser.
The ULV Coffee Lake CPUs are also known as Kaby Lake-U/Y. (Source: LaptopMedia)

Intel Core i7-8550U specs and early benchmarks

The i7-8550U ultra-low voltage CPU wipes the floor with the previous generation i5-6300HQ and i7-7500U, but is a bit behind the i5-7300HQ.
The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 comes in a slim 2.8 lb aluminum body measuring 12.19 x 8.3 x 0.58 inches. (Source: Xiaomi)

Deal | The Xiaomi Mi Air 13 notebook is on sale for US$848.99 this weekend

GearBest is selling the Xiaomi Mi Air 13 notebook with Intel Core i5-7200U and Nvidia MX150 for US$848.99. Use the “Air13N" promo code to get the 17% discount.
Google Search Lite experimental app now in the works August 2017

Google Search Lite app in the works

This upcoming version of Google's most used mobile app aims emerging markets, where low-end handsets are very popular. The official announcement still has to arrive, but the app is already in testing.
The Nokia 8 will be the first proper Nokia flagship in years. (Source: GSMArena)

Nokia 9 to be a separate, larger release

The Nokia 8 was released within the last few days and there's already word of a Nokia 9, the company's more impressive, larger flagship. Nothing is concrete at this point, though, but we'll be looking forward to it.
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.
Samsung shipped 19 million Galaxy S8 Android handsets in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped over 10 million Galaxy S8 units in the second quarter

Although Apple's iPhone 7 remains the world's most popular smartphone model, the Galaxy S8 is the most popular Android handset, with 10.2 million units shipped in the second quarter (Galaxy S8+ sales reached 9 million for the same period).
Ransomware Locky and Mamba have started rearing their ugly heads again. (Source: 2-Spyware)

Beware! Ransomware Locky and Mamba on the prowl again

Variants of ransomware Locky and Mamba have resurfaced and are more lethal than ever. Those unfortunate to be infected, risk encryption of the entire HDD and need to cough up a huge sum of money for decryption and recovery of their data.
Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

85% Aorus X7 v7 (7820HK, GTX 1070, QHD) Laptop Review

Scrawny gaming powerhouse. The Aorus X7 v7 has plenty to offer. Besides a blazingly fast NVMe SSD, it also features more than decent gaming performance, a QHD display, upgradeability, and CPU/GPU overclocking capabilities.
Intel Core i7-7820HK | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3.4 kg
Aug 17
CloudMagic launches Newton email client on Windows 10. (Source: CloudMagic)

CloudMagic's beautiful Newton email client now available for Windows 10

After a several months long closed beta test, CloudMagic has released their Newton email client for Windows 10 via the Windows Store. Newton has some powerful email features, but costs US$50 per year and is competing against paid and free stalwarts such as Microsoft Outlook, Mozilla Thunderbird, and integrated OS clients.
Takeshi No Chousenjou: the game where you quit your job, divorce your wife, and hunt for buried treasure.

TAITO Famicom "classic" Takeshi's Challenge now available on Android and iOS

Ever wanted a game where you play a middle-aged Japanese businessman experiencing a midlife crisis? The infamous Famicom title "Takeshi No Chousenjou" ("Takeshi's Challenge" in the West) is now available on Android and iOS.
Google Chrome logo (Source: Google)

Microsoft's new Chrome extension brings unified sign-in to organizations

A new chrome extension from Microsoft allows single sign-in authentication to users who log in to Windows 10 using their Microsoft account and access their organizations Azure Active Directory content, or who deal with conditional access policies.
The Huawei Mate 10 sports an edge-to-edge display and is expected to be powered by the Kirin 970. (Source: Weibo)

Details of the Kirin 970 surface on Weibo

HiSilicon's next-gen Kirin 970 has been spotted on Chinese social media platform Weibo. While much cannot be inferred from the listed specifications, it's shaping up to be a worthy competitor to whatever Qualcomm and MediaTek put out next year.
Asus ZenPad 10

79% Asus ZenPad 10 (Z301ML) Tablet Review

Good connections. The refresh of Asus' ZenPad 10 is available in two versions and both support LTE. Since it is more expensive than last year's model, the ZenPad 10 Z301ML has to first prove that it is worth the extra money in the test.
Mediatek MT8735 | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 10.1" | 490 g

Intel Core i7-8550U SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Kaby Lake Refresh x86 4 cores @ 1800 MHz 14nm
The Acer Predator Helios 300 aims to be the gamer's choice in the Indian market. (Source: Flipkart)

Acer unveils the Predator Helios 300 in India, prices start from US$2028

Acer has officially unveiled the Predator Helios 300 in India equipped with an overclockable NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/1050Ti GPU and other top of the line specs worthy of a gaming laptop with prices starting from ₹ 1,29,999 (US$ 2028) for the Core i5 model.
The Cosmo K and K Plus models feature 13 MP back cameras and 5 MP front cameras. (Source: Polaroid)

Polaroid introduces two new entry-level Cosmo smartphones and a Jet C7 tablet

Celebrating 80 years of existence, Polaroid has launched the Cosmo K and K Plus smartphones, together with the Jet C7 tablet in Mexico. The devices are powered by MediaTek's quad-core CPUs and are available at Telcel.
Maze Alpha Android phablet with 6 GB RAM announced for August 28 (Source: Phablist)

Maze Alpha with 6 GB RAM coming later this month

Maze Mobile has just confirmed that the 6-inch Alpha phablet with 6 GB RAM is on its way and will go on sale on August 28 "at a killer price" that has not been disclosed yet, but we expect it to be around the US$200 mark.
The upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 comes with built-in LTE but only for VoIP. (Source: MacRumors)

The Apple Watch Series 3 could do VoIP instead of direct phone calls

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo seems to suggest that the upcoming Apple Watch Series 3 might support VoIP instead of traditional phone calls, possibly to avoid user experience issues and also due to the lack of internal space within the device for a proper SIM slot.
Google Home smart speaker now offers free voice calling in the US and Canada

Google Home owners in the US and Canada get free phone calls

While Amazon's Alexa can only provide device-to-device calls, Google's smart speaker is now able to call phone numbers for free. Unfortunately, this feature is only available for its users located in Canada or the US.
Samsung Galaxy S8 flagship, Samsung to get US$3.5 billion from Google to keep it as default search engine

Google to pay Samsung US$3.5 billion to remain the default search engine

A few days after we heard that the internet search giant wants to pay US$3 billion to Apple to remain the default search engine on iOS, we find out that Samsung is going to receive US$3.5 billion to keep Google as the default search engine on its devices.
The Asus ZenFone 4 launch brings six models in tow. (Source: Asus)

Asus ZenFone 4 series launches with six models in tow

Asus has officially revealed the new ZenFone 4 range, featuring six distinct models. The Taiwanese company seems determined to get a slice of the dominant Android smartphone niches with phones focused variously on performance, selfie capabilities and extended battery life.
AIMatter Fabby computer vision app, Google buys AIMatter

Google buys AIMatter

This AI startup based in Belarus is behind Fabby, a mobile app for Android and iOS with more than 2 million downloads so far that uses artificial intelligence to detect and process images.
The Movado Connect is a premium smartwatch running Android Wear 2.0.

Movado Connect Android Wear smartwatch goes on sale U.S.

First announced several months ago, the Movado Connect is now on sale in the United States from $595. The device is targeted at fans of the Swiss watchmaker's premium analog watches and is priced accordingly. It is differentiated from the standard Android Wear competition by edge-to-edge crystal covering the digital dial.
Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB 32" 4K Monitor Review

Philips Brilliance 328P6VJEB 32" 4K Monitor Review

VA, UHD, 4K, MultiView With many abbreviations, the 32-inch display from Philips tries to win customers and has to prove itself in our test. With its large surface, UHD resolution, and cheap price, it has several pros. In this article we will find out how well it performs in terms of image quality, power consumption, and temperature development.
While in restoration mode, the screen is practically unusable. (Source: Motorola)

Self-healing smartphone screens get patented by Motorola

Motorola's patent paper states that the self-healing screen integrates a "self memory polymer" that could restore its default shape through heat. "At least some of the deformation" can be repaired, depending on the extent of the damage.
Google Nexus 6 Android handset gets 7.1.1 Nougat once again

Nexus 6 gets Android 7.1.1 for the second time

After releasing this update back in January and then rolling back to Android 7.0 due to various bugs, Google finally upgrades the firmware of the Nexus 6 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat.
Huawei Mate 10 mid-October launch event invitation

Huawei confirms mid-October launch event

The Chinese phone maker has just sent out invites for the Mate 10 launch, confirming that this next-gen phablet would be unveiled in October, just as most recent rumors revealed.
Nokia 8 Android flagship color options

Nokia 8 now official

Thanks to the new "Bothie" feature, Nokia 8's selfies can show both sides of the story. The specs are top-tier, including a dual-camera setup with Zeiss optics, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and more.
The Meizu Pro 7 launched with MediaTek's Helio X30 flagship a few weeks ago. (Source: Android Authority)

Helio P23 and Helio P30 billed for August 29 launch

Taiwanese manufacturer MediaTek have sent out invites for an event scheduled for August 29, one where they are expected to announce the release of two new mid-range SoCs—the Helio P23 and P30.
The Redmi 4A was released in November last year. (Source: Gadgets Now)

Redmi Note 5A hits TENAA

The Redmi Note 5A has been spotted on TENAA, and the listed specifications are quite unimpressive, as they represent a step backward. A 5.5" 720p display, 3000mAh battery, and Snapdragon 425 is, well, underwhelming.
Aug 16
AMD Threadripper packaging. (Source: AMD)

Threadripper 1950X benchmarked at 5.2 GHz on all cores using liquid nitrogen

The AMD Threadripper 1950X has been successfully overclocked to 5.2 GHz on all 16-cores using LN2. This represents a 40.5 percent increase over the base turbo clock speed and gives a Cinebench R15 multi-core score of 4122.
Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries

Recall issued for Samsung Galaxy Note 4 batteries

Replacement batteries shipped as part of AT&T's Insurance program have now been recalled due to concerns about the batteries overheating and creating a fire hazard. Samsung has placed blame squarely on FedEx Supply Chain.
Google Pixel C notebook patent

Google files patent for a Pixel C notebook

Google might not launch a new Pixel notebook, but this patent that recently surfaced online shows an interesting device that comes with a section that can be covered and opened.
Qualcomm Spectra ISP camera module in action

Upcoming Qualcomm chipsets to feature depth sensing camera tech

The next-gen Spectra ISP makes Qualcomm the first brand to announce depth-sensing camera tech that was designed specifically for the Android ecosystem. The next flagship Snapdragon Mobile Platform is expected to bring it to the market.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 on AnTuTu alleged specs surface online, GFXBench also reveals Galaxy Note 8 specs

Galaxy Note 8 surfaces on AnTuTu and GFXBench

This long-awaited phablet that is expected to show up next week surfaced online with a both Qualcomm and Samsung processors on board, next to 6 GB RAM, 64 GB internal storage, and a 12 MP main camera.

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