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Both sides of the central display expand via a sliding mechanism. (Source: Patently Mobile)

Samsung is patenting slide-out displays for future phablets

The highly anticipated foldable phone from Samsung might include a slide-out display system, which would provide a wider screen suitable for movie-watching, streaming and playing games, especially when the 5G networks go online. T...
Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL

83% Asus ZenFone 4 Max ZC554KL Smartphone Review

Marathon runner. The ZenFone 4 Max is supposed to combine maximum battery life with awesome photo quality. Accordingly, it is equipped not just with a dual-camera but even a wide-angle lens. That said, all that glitters is not (rose) gold, as we found out during our camera tests.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5.5" | 181 g
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Lenovo V110-15IKB (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

78% Lenovo V110-15IKB (i5-7200U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Office drudge. Lenovo's 15.6-inch device offers a combination of a Kaby Lake processor, a solid state drive, and 8 GB of RAM (dual-channel). Windows 10 Pro serves as the operating system. There is no lack of flaws for this laptop. For example, the battery runtimes are lousy.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
The Lenovo S5. (Source: FoneArena)

Lenovo S5 announced, Snapdragon 625 in tow

Lenovo has announced the launch of its new mid-ranger, the S5. The S5 features a 5.7-inch FHD+ display, a 13 MP + 13 MP dual rear camera setup, a Snapdragon 625, 3000 mAh battery, and USB Type-C. All of that at a price point just ...
The Atari VCS (Ataribox) lives! (Image source: Tom's Hardware)

GDC 2018 | The Ataribox is real, and it's more computer than gaming console

After months of delays and speculation, the Atari VCS (formerly the Ataribox) finally debuted in physical form at GDC. There's still a lot of information about the console that Atari is keeping close to the chest, but we do know t...
Schenker XMG Ultra 15

86% Schenker XMG Ultra 15 (Clevo P751TM1-G) Laptop Review

Desktop CPU in a notebook’s clothing. While most notebooks come with soldered-in processors and graphics cards, the XMG Ultra 15 from Schenker Technologies offers a lot of replaceable components. Whether it is enough to beat the competition, we aim to clarify in this review.
Intel Core i5-8600K | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 (Laptop) | 15.6" | 3.5 kg
QNAP TS-x73 NAS with AMD RX-421ND processor (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP launches the AMD-powered TS-x73 NAS lineup

The AMD RX-412ND-powered QNAP TS-x73 lineup targets small businesses and power users, featuring 4, 6, and 8 drive bays. In addition to the aforementioned processor and 4 GB or 8 GB of memory, its list of features also includes 2 P...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (i7-8550U, HDR WQHD) Convertible Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Yoga 2018 (i7-8550U, HDR WQHD) Convertible Review

State of the Art. Lenovo's new, classy (and expensive) convertible from the ThinkPad business series has amped up its hardware. Of course, one of the highlights is the HDR-capable Dolby Vision display, but the up-to-date port selection also puts the device in a great position. The manufacturer has made (almost) no mistakes - we only found one little point of criticism towards the end of the test.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
CTS Labs classified the 13 vulnerabilities in 4 greater classes. (Source: CTS Labs)

AMD acknowledges CTS Labs exploits, will fix them in the next weeks

It took AMD more than one week to fully assess the CTS Labs report regarding 13 vulnerabilities found in all Ryzen and EPYC processors, but at least AMD's official position dismisses any claims that these vulnerabilities are criti...
Windows Defender ATP on Windows Server 2019 Preview (Source: Windows Server Blog)

Windows Server 2019 Preview now available

Scheduled to be generally available in the second half of this year, Windows Server 2019 is now accessible via Microsoft's Insiders program in a Preview stage. This operating system is based on the foundation of Windows Server 201...
The Gaming Box comes in a compact and portable size. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte adds Radeon RX 580 cards to its external Gaming Box lineup

Apart from the standard issue Radeon RX 580 GPU, the latest Gaming Box from Gigabyte comes with the usual 450 W PSU, and connectors including the Thunderbolt 3 port plus four more USB ports that let users connect peripherals like ...
Lenovo ThinkPad E580 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad E580 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD) Laptop Review

Less is more! Recently, we have had the 2018 ThinkPad with dedicated AMD Radeon RX 550 GPU in review. Now, we're putting the entry-level model through its paces. Let's find out what the more basic model is truly capable of.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
World of Tanks 1.0 update highlights

World of Tanks 1.0 goes live today with a whole new graphics engine, reworked maps, and more

Officially released in English back in mid-April 2011, World of Tanks received many updates in the years that followed, but now it finally gets a whole new graphics engine with support for DirectX 11 features such as tessellation,...
Xiaomi Mi A1 details after applying the new update

Last month's security patch finally available for the Xiaomi Mi A1 in Europe

Although Xiaomi released Android 8.0 Oreo for the Mi A1 handset before the end of 2017 as they previously had promised, the first security patch of the new year arrives with a long delay. Even worse, the new firmware does not brin...
AR-based apps are now starting to hit the Google Play Store. (Source: Google)

The first Android AR apps built with Google’s ARCore have hit the Play Store

After watching iOS users enjoying AR experiences on their iPhones for the past several months, Android users can now also get in on the AR action. The first apps using Google's ARCore technology have started to hit the Play Store.
The Huawei P20 Pro is set to shake things up with a 40MP main camera. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei P20 Pro to pack a 40MP camera punch

The Huawei P20 Pro is going all out with its triple rear camera configuration. The latest rumors suggest that its main camera will feature a huge 40MP sensor co-developed with Leica that will surely shake things up in the smartpho...
The 8 core Intel 'Coffee Lake-S' will launch later this year. (Source: Hot Hardware)

Unnamed 8-core Intel Coffee Lake-S spotted in 3DMark database, Z390 chipset on the anvil

A reference to an unnamed Intel 8-core CPU has popped up in the 3DMark database and while the information at hand is scarce, all indications point to it being a 'Coffee Lake-S' chip. As per earlier leaked roadmaps, the new 8-core ...
Surface Pro owners becoming irate over ongoing Surface Pen bug (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro owners growing irate over annoying Surface Pen bug

Holding the Surface Pro with one hand while drawing with a Surface Pen on the other is apparently enough to "break" the tablet. A small but annoying bug reduces the accuracy of the Surface Pen if the user is touching the screen at...
The Huawei P20 Lite. (Source: GSMArena)

Huawei P20 Lite goes official, launches as the Nova 3e in China

Huawei has launched the first of the P20 smartphones, the P20 Lite, in Europe and China with the Chinese variant being christened the Nova 3e. With a midrange Kirin 659 at the helm of affairs, the P20 Lite features a notched 19:9 ...
The current iPhone X offers a 5.8-inch screen. (Source: MacRumors)

Apple may reveal iPhone X Plus in September

It has been reported that Apple will unveil the iPhone X Plus in September. There has already been mention of three new iPhone variants coming this year from the Cupertino-based manufacturer, including a “giant high-end iPhone,” a...
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds on mobile does a number of things incredibly well.

PUBG Mobile is now available worldwide, and it sure delivers on the hype

Tencent Games released its mobile port of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a while ago in China. The game was launched in Canada earlier in the week, and has finally been made available globally. Coming in as a free 700 MB install, P...
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: Wccftech)

Official images of the Mi Mix 2S finally released

Xiaomi has released an official teaser for the upcoming Mi Mix 2S. The device is showing sporting minimal bezels and no notch. All things considered, it looks exactly like the Mi Mix 2. The device will feature a Snapdragon 845 and...
Mar 20
Telegram facing troubles in Russia as of March 2018, forced to hand over user encryption keys to the local authorities

Telegram ordered to hand over user encryption keys by Russian authorities

Since Vladimir Putin will be in charge for a few more years, it looks like Telegram might end up being blocked in Russia. A set of laws introduced back in 2016 required Telegram to give the government a way to decrypt all user con...
Bitcoin was valued at almost US$20,000 per token in December 2017. (Source: The Merkle)

Productive G-20 discussions help boost Bitcoin value

Bitcoin has received a significant boost in market value that has been put down to “very productive” discussions about cryptocurrencies and regulation at a G-20 meeting. The leading cryptocurrency has seen its value battered recen...
Vivendi paid US$750 million for their shares in Ubisoft, so the company will still make a considerable profit. (Source: Wccftech)

Vivendi gives up trying to snatch up Ubisoft

The French multimedia conglomerate Vivendi has given up with their attempt at a hostile takeover of Ubisoft. Vivendi has been buying shares in the latter company for several years now, giving the impression that the mass media gia...
Subway Surfers hits 1 billion downloads (Source: Google Play)

Subway Surfers becomes the first game to hit 1 billion downloads

Unleashed by SYBO and Kiloo back in May 2012, Subway Surfers managed to break the 400 million downloads barrier last year, thus becoming the most downloaded game of 2017 worldwide. Earlier this month, it also reached the 1 billion...
Users will be able to choose either a 1080p 144 Hz bezel-less display or a 4K panel with AdobeRGB 100% color gamut. (Source: Gigabyte)

Gigabyte soon to launch refreshed Aero 15/15X gaming laptops with thinner displays

This year's Aero 15/15X models will integrate thinner displays, bringing the overall thickness down to only 0.7 inches. Users will be able to choose between an FHD 144 Hz bezel-less panel and a 4K screen with AdobeRGB 100% color g...
Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: Evan Blass)

Huawei P20 and P20 Pro get listed on Geekbench

The upcoming Huawei P20 Pro has been spotted on Geekbench and has posted some good numbers albeit more or less in line with the scores posted by the P20. While benchmark numbers are not everything, the P20 and its Pro cousin fall ...
The Phantom Gaming line will include RX Vega graphics cards, but it could also expand into gaming accessories and systems. (Source: ASRock)

ASRock confirms production of gaming graphics cards

A recent teaser video posted by ASRock on its Youtube channel reveals the name for the soon-to-be-released lineup of gaming graphics cards. Previously rumored to focus on MXM cards for its mini PC business, ASRock now confirms it ...
Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 enterprise SSD world's largest SSD at 100 TB (Source: Nimbus Data)

100 TB: Nimbus Data launches the world's largest SSD drive

Just one month and a few days after the introduction of Samsung's 30 TB SSD, Nimbus Data pushes the size of the world's largest such drive to the impressive value of 100 TB. Compared to the previous owner of the crown, the new kin...
The HTC Vive Pro is now available for pre-order. (Source: HTC)

HTC’s wireless Vive Pro VR headset goes up for pre-order

HTC’s second-generation VR headset, the Vive Pro, is now up for pre-order. Improved in every key area over the original, the company is hoping the addition of wireless support will help to attract new users put off by being tether...
It features a headphone jack, at least. (Source: Fonearena)

This is the OPPO R15 which likely also doubles up as the OnePlus 6

OPPO has announced its two new devices, the R15 and R15 Dream Mirror, in China. If history's anything to go by, the upcoming OnePlus 6 will share a lot of similarities with these devices, including a notch and a 3.5mm jack.
The Razer Phone. (Source: Razer)

The Razer Phone is the only device in the world with Quick Charge 4.0 support

Qualcomm released Quick Charge 4.0 back in November 2016 and followed it up with an improved Quick Charge 4+ seven months later. Both versions of the technology don't look to have a lot of takers, though, with the list of supporte...
The Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally receiving its stable Oreo update

Seven months after the release of Android Oreo, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is finally receiving the stable update to Android 8.0. Users in the US on Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile have gotten updates, with the story being similar in Aus...
Mar 19
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android flagships sales in South Korea below expectations until mid-March 2018

The Galaxy S9 lineup is having a hard time in South Korea

Although the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the dual-camera Galaxy S9+ were well received globally, the latter even being crowned as ruler of the mobile photography kingdom by DxOMark, these two flagships only got a lukewarm response in So...
Nvidia quietly shipping slower GeForce MX150 '1D12' variant with some Ultrabooks (Image source: Nvidia)

Nvidia has been sneaking in slower GeForce MX150 '1D12' variant onto some Ultrabooks

Be on the lookout for notebooks shipping with the MX150 'N17S-LG-A1' or '1D12' variant as GPU performance can be 20 to 25 percent slower than a "standard" MX150. The '1D12' label is essentially the Max-Q version of the MX150 and N...
Huawei slashes $100 off the Mate 10 Pro to combat the Galaxy S9 (Source: Huawei)

Huawei slashes $100 off the Mate 10 Pro to combat the Galaxy S9

The Mate 10 Pro will be cheaper than the Galaxy S9 for a limited time in North America. Huawei intends to have smartphone options available across all price ranges from the budget $200 Honor 7X, mainstream $500 Honor View10, and f...
HP 250 G6 (i3-6006U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

78% HP 250 G6 (i3-6006U, SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Cheap office computer. The HP 250 G6 costs around €500, for which you get a 15.6-inch notebook with a Core i3 processor, 8 GB RAM, a Full HD display, an SSD, and good battery life.
Intel Core i3-6006U | Intel HD Graphics 520 | 15.6" | 2 kg
LG Zone 4 budget Android smartphone (Source: Verizon Wireless)

Verizon intros the LG Zone 4 phone with Snapdragon 425 and HDR support

The latest result of the collaboration between LG and Verizon Wireless is the LG Zone 4 low-end Android smartphone. The highlights of this handset include a 5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB i...
A demonstration of a scene rendered in real-time via RTX. (Images: Nvidia)

GDC 2018 | Nvidia's RTX real-time ray tracing promises to bring lifelike lighting via Volta GPUs

Nvidia's new RTX technology may bring real-time ray tracing to gaming and other media. Ray tracing results in incredibly realistic lighting, which has long been a difficult process for most game engines to handle in real-time. In ...
BLU Vivo XL 3 Android phone with Oreo onboard (Source: Amazon)

5.5-inch BLU Vivo XL 3 hits Amazon with Android Oreo onboard

One month after the Android Nougat-driven BLU Vivo X got listed on Amazon, the US-based company BLU Products is back with a 5.5-inch handset that runs Android Oreo out of the box. The BLU Vivo XL 3 has a 2:1 ratio display, a singl...
The tiny computers can be seen in the lower left part of the miniaturized motherboard. (Source: Mashable)

IBM shrinks computer size to 1 square millimeter

The tiny chips are smaller than salt grains and integrate several hundred thousand transistors. Computing power for each chip is estimated to be similar to an early 1990s high-end x86 CPU. They will be used as "cryptographic ancho...
Fitbit Ionic Adidas edition, Fitbit OS 2.0 update available starting March 2018

Fitbit OS 2.0 rolls out to Fitbit Ionic wearables with Deezer support, new gestures, and more

Last week, Fitbit started to roll out the firmware version to the Fitbit Ionic smart wearables. This update is based on Fitbit OS 2.0 and includes Fitbit Today, described as "an updated on-device dashboard that keeps yo...
Apple March 2018 launch event teaser Let's take a field trip

Apple confirms March 27 event, we should get ready for new iPads

The official invite that Apple has recently sent out contains the headline "Let's take a field trip." and the location of the March 27 event makes it all clear. The new Apple products will be unveiled at the Lane Tech College Prep...
The Galaxy S9+ is the smartphone with the highest production cost released by Samsung to date. (Source: TechInsights)

Samsung is spending US$379.5 to produce a Galaxy S9+

The Galaxy S9+ is Samsung's costliest device to produce to date, but it's still less expensive than the iPhone X. Among the most expensive components integrated in the Galaxy S9 there are the Exynos 9810 SoC, the AMOLED screen and...
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, IPS, SSD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, IPS, SSD) Laptop Review

No-Frills! In the convoluted world of office devices, the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 positions itself below the T-Series, but above the more affordable E-Series, all by the same manufacturer. In this review, we shall dive into what sets the L-Series apart and whether this ThinkPad is worth a consideration.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Alcatel 1X Android Go smartphone to hit the US mid-2018

Alcatel 1X and 3V coming to the US in the coming months

Introduced back in February during MWC 2018 alongside the Alcatel 3, 3X, and 5, the Android Go-powered Alcatel 1X and the 6-inch Alcatel 3V with a dual camera setup are both ready for the US market. Although the prices and launch ...
LG has released webOS Open Source Edition to help expand its footprint. (Source: LG)

LG takes webOS open source

LG released an open source version of its in-house operating system webOS. Dubbed webOS Open Source Edition, the new operating system is available for download now with the company soliciting ideas on ways it can be further commer...
Apple is busy prototyping its next-generation of Retina displays. (Source: Wccftech)

Apple looking to bypass Samsung as a display supplier with its own MicroLED tech

Apple is hard at work developing its own next generation of Retina displays according to a new report. The company is prototyping its own MicroLED technology in a US factory before potentially partnering to mass produce the panels...
The Mi A1. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi has released Oreo kernel sources for the Mi A1

Xiaomi has released Android 8.0 kernel sources for the Mi A1. The device's Nougat sources were released a few weeks ago, so this is rather unexpected from Xiaomi. A surprise, but a welcome one to be sure.

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