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There's also an 18-core/36-thread iMac Pro coming later this year. (Source: Apple)

Apple's upcoming iMac Pro with 10-core custom Intel Xeon CPU surfaces on GeekBench

The 10-core Xeon CPU is more than 50% faster than the 8-core model when it comes to multi-core performance tests. Apple will also launch an 18-core/36-thread iMac in December this year.
Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

81% Asus VivoBook S15 S510UQ (i5-7200U, 940MX) Laptop Review

The Unfinished. Asus' multimedia-office newcomer compels with its elegant design and a particularly light and compact case, but can hardly keep up in the gaming area with its GeForce 940MX. Despite many good attributes, we cannot give a purchase recommendation to the device, which is not only due to the modest battery life.
Intel Core i5-7200U | NVIDIA GeForce 940MX | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Samsung is giving its Galaxy smartphones the ability to run Linux via DeX. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung bringing Linux to DeX for Galaxy smartphones

Samsung is working towards bringing Linux for DeX to its latest Galaxy smartphones. Users will be able to install any Linux distro and use DeX as though they are running Linux on a PC.
The HTC U11 Plus is rumored to feature the 18:9 display, as well. (Source: GSMArena)

HTC U11 variant with 6-inch 18:9 display pops on GFXBench

The mysterious U11 variant seems to have the same specs as the original U11, save for the reduced 4 GB RAM. If the GFXBench leak proves to be true, this would be the first HTC smartphone with an 18:9 display.
HP ZBook x2 convertible coming December 2017 (Source: HP)

HP ZBook x2 convertible tablet coming in December

The HP ZBook x2 is now official and should hit the market in December as the world's most powerful detachable PC. It features a quad-core Intel Core Kaby Lake-R processor, NVIDIA Quadro graphics, and starts at US$1,749.
Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R (Source: pc.watch.impress.co.jp)

Fujitsu refreshes super-light 1.7 lbs UH75 notebook with Kaby Lake-R

The Lifebook UH series is almost twice as light as the MacBook Air and is slightly thinner with faster processor options as well.
Windows Mixed Reality support comes with the Fall Creators Update for Win 10. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows 10 Fall Creators update now rolling out

Microsoft has commenced the global rollout of its Fall Creators Update for Windows 10. Users can either wait for the update to reach them, or do a manual clean install of the latest Windows 10 ISO to get it immediately.
Oct 18
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Prime position: Moto X4 to go on sale via Amazon Prime Exclusive tonight, will retail for $330

Prime position: Moto X4 to go on sale via Amazon Prime Exclusive tonight, will retail for $330

The upcoming mid-range smartphone from Motorola will go on sale via Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phones program tonight at 10 PM PST (12 AM CST). The Moto X4 will retail for $330, a $70 discount, but will feature tailored lock screen ads and pre-installed Amazon apps. The deal is available only to Amazon Prime members.
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AMD Ryzen 7 2700U SoC

Zen x86 4 cores @ 2200 MHz 14nm
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AMD Ryzen 5 2500U SoC

Zen x86 4 cores @ 2000 - 3600 MHz 14nm
Dell Visor and controllers in use. (Source: Dell)

Dell's augmented reality Visor and controllers now shipping worldwide

The previously announced Dell Visor headset for Windows augmented reality is now shipping with global availability. Dell's design gives a sleek and modern headset, and a pair of controllers that look like a mix of those for the Vive and Rift.
Lenovo IdeaPad 320s (4415U, HD610) Laptop Review

80% Lenovo IdeaPad 320s (4415U, HD610) Laptop Review

Simple and affordable. Lenovo has presented the IdeaPad 320S, an affordable entry-level notebook. We have tested one of the lowest configurations available and will report how much (or how little) you can expect from a notebook that costs less than $500.
Intel Pentium 4415U | Intel HD Graphics 610 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Macbook Pro: Does Apple have a problem with defective keyboards due to dust getting stuck?

Macbook Pro: Does Apple have a problem with defective keyboards due to dust getting stuck?

Since 2015, Apple has one by one changed the keyboards on its Mac-products to the new Butterfly-design, a precess accompanied with much interest but also criticism. The new design helped Apple in their pursuit for thinner and thinner products, but now it seems that the new design has a reliability problem: Some users experience problems with dust and dirt ge...
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Intel Core i7-4790K SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Haswell x86 4 cores @ 4000 - 4400 MHz 22nm
Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

84% Acer Swift 3 SF315 (8250U, MX150, FHD) Laptop Review

Multi-talented. Acer's 15.6-inch all-rounder is equipped with a quad-core processor, an IPS display and a GPU with enough performance power to render current games – and more. Even with its high-performance hardware, it offers a long battery life.
Intel Core i5-8250U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The Raven Ridge mobile APUs are expected to hit the market in late 2017. (Source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700U and Ryzen 5 2500U mobile Raven Ridge APUs get leaked benckmarks

PCPerspective revealed that the two Raven Ridge APUs perform almost as well as an Intel Core i7-85550U + Nvidia MX150 GPU combo when it comes to graphics tests.
Google's custom-designed Pixel Visual Core Image Processing Unit. (Source: Google)

Android 8.1 Oreo coming soon to Pixel 2, will enable custom Pixel Visual Core processor

Google has revealed that it will be releasing Android 8.1 for developers soon. At the same time, it revealed a previously unknown morsel about some previously unknown custom silicon it has embedded in its Pixel 2s that will be enabled with the update.
The Nervana NNP is expected to ship in late 2017. (Source: Intel)

Intel presents its new Nervana Neural Netwok Processor

Intel intends to keep up with Nvidia and AMD on the AI market by releasing the Nervana NNP for deep learning applications. The new NNP is actually an ASIC with a non-standard cache hierarchy controlled directly by software commands, and it comes with improved scalability. The Flexpoint numerical format allows for increased parallelism, while the deep learnin...
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Chuwi LapBook 12.3 (Celeron, 2K IPS) Laptop Review

84% Chuwi LapBook 12.3 (Celeron, 2K IPS) Laptop Review

How much notebook do you need? The affordable Chuwi LapBook 12.3 is designed for everyday tasks. The metal chassis, the high-resolution display, as well as the silent operation are advantages of the laptop.
Intel Celeron N3450 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 12.3" | 1.4 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2 15-inch and 13.5-inch (Source: CNET)

The Surface Book 2 13.5-inch stacks up to the MacBook Pro 13-inch with power and oomph

Microsoft's new Surface Book 2 13.5-inch ticks all the right boxes for a capable prosumer laptop while still retaining the platform's unique features. The new notebook is now available in completely fanless variants and features the latest 8th generation Intel CPUs and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 graphics.
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13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth in black (left) and gunmetal grey (right). (Source: Razer)

Razer stealthily releases the first Razer Blade Stealth with a quad-core processor

Razer has announced a quad-core upgrade for the 13.3-inch Razer Blade Stealth. This provides more processing power for use with the Razer Core and external GPU. Razer has also includes a larger power supply, indicating that they might tweak a higher CPU TDP for increased performance.
Oct 17
GammaTech SA14 R3 semi-rugged laptop. (Source: GammaTech)

The semi-rugged Durabook SA14 gets an upgrade and can still take a beating

GammaTech has announced an updated Durabook SA14 R3 semi-rugged notebook for use in field situations. It now includes Kaby Lake and Windows 10 Pro in addition to a carry handle and the ability to survive rough handling.
AT&T-exclusive ZTE Axon M foldable Android smartphone (Source: ZTE USA)

Foldable ZTE Axon M smartphone now official

The ZTE Axon M features the slightly outdated Snapdragon 821 processor, but it is the only handset to feature a dual display folding design with four operating modes nowadays. Sadly, it will only hit the market via AT&T next month.
Asus ROG Strix GL703VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

83% Asus ROG Strix GL703VD-DB74 (7700HQ, GTX 1050, FHD) Laptop Review

Sleek & affordable gaming? The Asus ROG Strix GL703VD is a 17.3-inch entry-level to mid-range gaming notebook which tries to find the right balance between style, performance and price. Unfortunately, Asus' new notebook runs too hot and is too noisy given the comparatively modest performance of its graphics card.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Microsoft Surface Book 2. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft releases an entirely new Surface Book 2 15-inch with GTX 1060 inside the 2-in-1 form factor

Microsoft has launched three new Surface Book 2 models today, 13.5-inch with Intel HD graphics, 13.5-inch with Nvidia GTX 1050, and 15-inch with Nvidia GTX 1060. We take a look at the 15-inch model in this news article, including the stunning launch video.
The Snapdragon X50 mobile modem will be shipped with the 2019 smartphones. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm is first to reach 5G speeds using the X50 mobile modem

The X50 modem provides downlink speeds of over 1 gbps in the 28 GHz mmWave spectrum. Qualcomm also presented the first 5G smartphone reference designs for OEMs. The 5G standard, together with supporting smartphones, is expected to be available by 2019.
The Essential Phone can connect to peripherals over a wireless connection. (Source: Essential)

Andy Rubin and Tony Fadell go head-to-head in Essential lawsuit

Two of tech's giants Andy Rubin and Tony Fadell are engaged in a lawsuit over the use of a new type of wireless connector technology used in Rubin's Essential Phone. Essential is being sued over its use of the technology by Keyssa, which is backed by Fadell.
The circular enclosure is water and dustproof, and can take a bit of a beating. (Source: Silicon Power)

Silicon Power releases the Bolt B80 circular external SSD

The Bolt B80 features a stylish rugged aluminum enclosure with water/dustproof certifications. Capacities range between 120 GB - 480 GB, while reading speeds go up to 500 MB/s and writing speeds go up to 450 MB/s through the USB 3.1 Type-C connection.
The new Snapdragon 636 will give mid-range devices more punch. (Source: Qualcomm)

New Snapdragon 636 will give mid-range phones more punch

Qualcomm has officially unveiled the Snapdragon 636. The new chip supersedes the Snapdragon 630 and 660 chipsets and is designed to give mid-range smartphones more performance and overall appeal.
Gigabyte Aero 14K (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, QHD) Laptop Review

86% Gigabyte Aero 14K (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1050 Ti, QHD) Laptop Review

Compact portable gamer. Gigabyte's 14-inch device can display all current games smoothly onto its matte IPS display. It is equipped with an NVMe-SSD, 16 GB of RAM and Thunderbolt 3. Furthermore, the device can also boast great battery runtimes.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Notebook) | 14" | 1.9 kg
Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

Low-power AMD Ryzen 5 2500U CPU may be coming soon to the HP Envy x360 series

The mobile quad-core APU will purportedly run at a base 2 GHz clock rate with 6 MB of cache compared to the desktop 3.2 GHz Ryzen 5 1400 with 8 MB of cache.
This unnamed convertible is the first to sport a 'Gemini Lake' CPU. (Source: Notebook Italia)

The first Intel 'Gemini Lake' convertible notebook surfaces anonymously

The first convertible notebook based on Intel's 8th generation 'Gemini Lake' Celeron N4000 SoC was showcased at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2017 by Chinese supplier, Skyworld. The 'anonymous' notebook runs Windows 10 and comes with a stylus with support for Windows Ink.
Ashes of the Singularity benchmark for Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti. (Source: AotS Benchmark)

Unofficial Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti benchmark shows competition with GTX 1080

A benchmark for the Nvidia GTX 1070 Ti has shown up in the database for Ashes of the Singularity, giving some insight into how it might perform on release.
Oct 16
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Intel Core i5-8400 SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Coffee Lake x86 6 cores @ 2800 - 4000 MHz 14nm
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.
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Intel Core i7-8700K - Benchmarks and Specs

Coffee Lake x86 6 cores @ 3700 - 4700 MHz 14nm
MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

86% MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider (i7-7700HQ, GTX 1070, Full HD) Laptop Review

Here comes some color! The MSI GE73VR 7RF Raider offers a very good gaming performance at a weight below 3 kg (~6.6 lb). The 17-inch laptop masters even long gaming sessions. Whether there are weaknesses and where they are, you can find out in our review with a multitude of benchmarks.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 2.9 kg
Samsung Connect Tag smart tracker with Tizen (Source: Samsung)

Samsung intros the Connect Tag smart IoT tracker

The Samsung Connect Tag is a 0.06-pound IoT accessory with GPS, Bluetooth, and WiFi connectivity, as well as eSIM support. It runs Tizen IoT and will be on display at the Samsung Developer Conference that takes place in San Francisco later this week.
Design wasn't a let-down at least. (Source: Xiaomi Today)

Details of the Xiaomi Mi 6C revealed

The Mi 5C was released earlier this year, with the lower specced variant of the Mi 5 featuring Xiaomi's own Surge S1 SoC. Information online points towards an Mi 6C being in the works. It is, of course, expected to be powered by the Surge S2.
Huawei Mate 10 series now official; first smartphones with dedicated neural processors (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Mate 10 series now official; first smartphones with dedicated neural processors

The Mate 10 Pro smartphone will be the first with an AI processor, the first with a Kirin 970 SoC and Mali G72 GPU, the first with a safety-certified fast-charging battery, and the first with support for 256-QAM 4x4 MIMO Cat. 18 (1.2 Gbps) networks.
The Rebel Alliance insignia is protected with a sheet of Gorilla Glass. (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Get the Lenovo Yoga 910 Star Wars edition 2-in-1 notebook for $930

Lenovo and Disney join forces to release the Yoga 910 Star Wars special edition. There are two variants: one with the Rebel Forces insignia and one with the Galactic Empire logo. The Yoga 910 features the gen 7 i7-7500U CPU coupled with 8 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM and a 256 GB SSD.
NVIDIA Shield Tablet K1 Android tablet for gamers will not receive Android Oreo

The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 will not get Oreo

The Nvidia Shield Tablet K1 has been around long enough to move from Lollipop to Marshmallow and then to Nougat. Sadly, it has just been confirmed that this slate for gamers will not get an official Oreo update.
Oreo will be the last major update the OnePLus 3T receives. (Source: Techradar)

Last-gen OnePlus devices get first taste of Oreo

OnePlus 3 and 3T users in the Open Beta Program have received an update that finally gives them a taste of Android 8.0.0 Oreo. It's but a beta update, of course, so it comes with a slew of bugs and worries.
The company will be hoping to make a return to its winning ways.

MediaTek's Helio P40 is coming in style next year

MediaTek is set to make a push up the market ladder in 2018, with its upcoming Helio P40 to offer stiff competition to Qualcomm's mid-range offerings.
The Nokia 8 will receive Oreo in the coming weeks. (Source: Twitter)

Nokia 8 hits India

The Nokia 8 has finally gone on sale in India, with an Amazon India listing having it on sale for INR 36,999.
An iPhone with a stylus could be a part of Apple's plans for 2019.

An iPhone with a stylus? It could materialize in 2019 if a new rumor is accurate

Apple could be set to launch a new iPhone model that will compete directly with the Samsung Galaxy Note. The new iPhone will use a supercapicitor stylus that offers a more pen-like feel according to a new rumor out of South Korea.
More modules can be added via the modular rail system by sliding down the keyboard lid. (Source: Pi-Top)

Pi-Top adds 14-inch screen upgrade to its modular Raspberry Pi notebook

Pi-Top's modular rail system that comes with the new notebook case allows users to add more optional modules. In addition to the new 14-inch 1080o display with the case, Pi-Top also included a Videocore IV 3D GPU, an hdmi port and an 8 GB microSD card preinstalled with the Android-based Polaris OS.
The Razer smartphone has appeared in the wild. (Source: Techbyte)

Razer's new gaming smartphone appears in the wild

Razer's gaming-focused smartphone has made an appearance in the wild ahead of its November 1 launch. The device shown in the leak, however, appears to be a pre-production prototype that was circulated by Razer to developers and might not be completely representative of the final model.
Samsung Bixby in native context mode (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Bixby 2.0 might arrive this week

Although the current version still has to add support for a few widely used languages, Samsung Bixby 2.0 is apparently on its way and the updated virtual assistant is expected to come with improved third-party integration and support for other devices than smartphones.
Oct 15
Windows Contacts application showing the Fluent Design changes. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft shares video showing off Windows 10's beautiful new Fluent Design System

With the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update due on the 17th of October, Microsoft has released a quick look at some of the beautiful Fluent Design changes which will be showing up on our PCs soon.

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