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The Blackview P6000 will ship with a 6180 mAh battery

There's a new Blackview device on cards. The smartphone, marketed as a heavyweight business device, will feature a large 6180 mAh battery.
LG Gram (2018) ultrabook with Coffee Lake processor (Source: LG Newsroom)

CES 2018 | LG Gram ultrabooks with 8th generation Intel Core processors coming to the US next month

LG has just announced that the updated Gram lineup of ultrabooks is scheduled to arrive in the US starting in January. Next to the 8th generation Intel Core processors, these portables come with a sturdier build and increased autonomy.
Mark the date? (Source: PlayfulDroid)

Details of the Honor 9 Lite revealed

Honor has sent out invites for the launch event of a yet unnamed device. The event will take place on December 21, with the device expected to be the Honor 9 Lite.
Top of the table. (Source: Shapeways)

Android OS version metrics for November released, Oreo sees pitiable climb to 0.5% market distribution

Google has released data on the current market distribution of the various versions of Android. The ranking stays the same as it was last month, with Marshmallow in first, Lollipop in second, and Nougat in third. Oreo remains irrelevant, as it only just matched Ice Cream Sandwich’s 0.5% distribution, a disturbingly unprogressive rise from its 0.3% figure las...
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The Galaxy S8. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ set to receive Oreo in January 2018

A member of Samsung's UK Oreo beta team has confirmed that the S8 and S8+ will receive final, stable Oreo updates in January, with the Note 8 to follow immediately after.
The Enjoy 7 Plus was launched back in April. (Source: Android Authority)

Huawei Enjoy 7S set for December 18 launch, details revealed

Huawei is set to announce the launch of the new Enjoy 7S at an event in Xi An, on December 13. The mid-ranger shares a lot of similarities with the Honor 9 Lite. So much, in fact, that we're tempted to claim that they're the same device in slightly different packages.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Ultrabooks

December 2017 update. Here you will find the best Ultrabooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the past few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) ultrabook (Source: Samsung)

CES 2018 | Samsung Notebook 9 Pen and Samsung Notebook 9 (2018) now official

The Samsung Notebook 9 Pen with the built-in S Pen and the two Notebook 9 (2018) models without a bundled stylus come with 8th generation Intel Core processors and should hit South Korea later this month. These new ultrabooks will be shown at CES 2018 and are scheduled to go on sale in the US in the first quarter of 2018.
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Essential continues to develop its Essential Phone PH-1. (Source: Essential)

Essential Phone getting Treble, double tap to wake, EIS

Despite apparently weak sales, Essential appears to be committed to developing its Essential Phone PH-1. In its latest Reddit AMA, the company revealed it is bringing Treble, tap to wake and EIS to the device in the forthcoming Android 8.0 Oreo update.
Bing search showing subreddit search results. (Source: Reddit)

Microsoft partners with Reddit for some crowdsourced wisdom

A partnership between Microsoft and Reddit will see the latter leveraging Microsoft's AI tools and Bing to integrate Reddit content in search results, especially from AMA sessions and Reddit Answers, enabling a more natural and crowdsourced approach to search.
Google Assistant will soon be available on most Android devices. (Source: Google)

Google Assistant coming to Android tablets, older phones

Google is continuing its rollout of Assistant to older Android devices, including tablets for the first time. First introduced on the Pixel last year as an exclusive feature, it has been some time coming.
Higher PC prices may arise should Intel cut back on its "Intel Inside" marketing program (Image source: Intel)

Get ready for higher PC prices should Intel recede on its "Intel Inside" marketing program

OEMs are at risk of losing valuable Intel sponsorship benefits such as marketing exposure, price subsidies, and channel compensations should the Intel Inside program be defunded.
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Samsung Galaxy J5

The Best Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017) Alternatives

One affordable mid-range smartphone to rule them all? Samsung's Galaxy J5 is still a very popular smartphone in 2017 - an overall more than decent package at a low price. There are, however, other worthy and affordable smartphones as well. In this comparison, we take a look at possible alternatives to the Samsung Galaxy J5 (2017).
Dec 13
The specifications for the Gemini Lake Pentium and Celeron processors are now on Intel ARK. (Source: Intel)

Specifications for the Pentium Silver and Celeron 'Gemini lake' are now listed on Intel ARK

Intel ARK now shows the full specifications for the newly launched Gemini Lake processors, showing us how they compare to each other on paper.
Lenovo: ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

Lenovo: The ThinkPad T470p likely won't get a successor in form of a T480p

The ThinkPad T-Series is apparently getting an update soon as the CES 2018 draws near – but one model of the 2017-lineup seems to be getting the axe. The T480p as the successor of the T470p could be made obsolete by the new 15 W Quad-Core CPUs.
The Huami AmazFit Smart Sports Watch 2 features a 1.34-inch color display protected by a 2.5D sapphire front piece. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi presents the new Huami AmazFit 2 smartwatch

The Huami AmazFit Smart Sports Watch 2 is only available in China for the moment, but Xiaomi plans to launch it for the Western markets under the AmazFit Pace 2 name later on. The successor of the popular Amazfit Pace comes with a more sturdy body and upgraded processing power, along with a new Watch 2.0 version. There is a premium US$200 version that adds a...
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Sea of Thieves for Xbox and Windows launches March 20 2018 (Source: Xbox Wire)

Sea of Thieves now up for pre-order, coming March 20

Microsoft's open-world adventure game Sea of Thieves is up for pre-order already, but it will only launch globally on March 20, 2018. This title will be available for both the Xbox One family of devices and Windows 10 PCs.
Asus NovaGo Windows Laptop with Snapdragon 835

Asus NovaGo Windows Laptop with Snapdragon 835 Review: Repetition of the Netbook Dilemma?

Top or flop? What has been in the making for a while seems to become reality now. Smartphone and laptop technology merge and become one. By now, the first benchmarks for the Snapdragon 835 installed in an Asus NovaGo Windows laptop are available. Here is a first detailed benchmark analysis.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998) | Qualcomm Adreno 540 |
Japan Display plans to release an improved 1,000 ppi screen next year. (Source: JDI)

Japan Display announces 803ppi and 1,000 ppi LCD screens for VR headsets

The dreaded "screen door" effect that plagues the current VR headsets will soon be a thing of the past with Japan Display's 803 ppi and 1,000 ppi LCD screens.
Under-display fingerprint tech coming from Synaptics in January (Source: Digtal Trends)

Under-screen fingerprint tech due January on flagship phone

A unnamed high-end smartphone will arrive with Synaptics new Clear ID under-display fingerprint authentication tech in January. According to Synaptics, the new technology is twice as fast as 3D facial recognition technology as featured on the iPhone X.
Nintendo has now sold over 10 million Switch gaming consoles. (Source: Nintendo)

Nintendo shifts 10 million Switch consoles

Nintendo seems to have a bonafide hit on its hands with the Nintendo Switch. Less than three months after announcing it had crested 7 million sales, it has revealed it has just crossed the 10 million sold threshold.
Essential has only sold 50,000 phones (but that may not be as bad as it sounds)

Essential has only sold 50,000 phones (but that may not be as bad as it sounds)

According to the number of downloads of its camera app, Essential has sold no more than 50,000 units. While the accuracy of this number is arguable, hitting such a low volume of sales may not be as bad for the start-up as it sounds.
The new HP EliteBook 1020 G2 and 1040 G4 are the brightest business laptops available (Source: HP)

The new HP EliteBook 1020 G2 and 1040 G4 are the brightest business laptops available

The 700 nit panels of the 12.5-inch EliteBook 1020 G2 and 14-inch 1040 G4 are brighter than even the MacBook Pro 13 and over twice the brightness of the XPS 13.
The iMac Pro is the most powerful Mac ever. (Source: Apple)

iMac Pro launches this week in 8- and 10-core configurations

Apple has announced that the successor to the ill-fated 2013 Mac Pro is scheduled to arrive this week. Based on the iMac AIO design, the new iMac Pro can sport up to 18-cores of custom Intel Xeon performance.
Dec 12
AMD's Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition is now available. (Source: AMD)

Time for some heart-pounding action with AMD's new Radeon Software Adrenaline Edition

The 2017 annual major release of AMD's Radeon Software has arrived, called the Adrenaline Edition. In addition to a refined UI, the main features it brings are an in-game overlay that allows performance monitoring and on-the-fly setting changes, as well as a mobile app that can be used to monitor performance or handle recording and streaming settings.
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Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

86% Razer Blade (2017) UHD Laptop Review

Christmas tree in UHD. A fully configurable RGB keyboard backlight is one of Razer's most distinctive features. In time for the holiday season, Razer has released a UHD variant of the Kaby Lake and GTX 1060-powered Razer Blade notebook, best to be showcased with opened lid underneath the Christmas tree.
Intel Core i7-7700HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (Laptop) | 14" | 1.9 kg
GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered

Deal | GOG kicks off their Winter Sale with a free copy of Grim Fandango: Remastered

Everybody's favorite Department of Death Travel Agent, Manny Calavera, can now lead your PC to the Ninth Underworld for free, courtesy of GOG.com.
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Intel UHD Graphics 600 GPU

12 Intel Gen. 9 (Gemini Lake) cores @ 300MHz, 64/128 Bit DDR4 / LPDDR4
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Intel UHD Graphics 605 GPU

18 Intel Gen. 9 (Apollo Lake) cores @ 300MHz, 64/128 Bit DDR4 / LPDDR4
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Intel Celeron N4000 SoC

Gemini Lake x86 2 cores @ 1100 - 2600 MHz 14nm
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Intel Celeron N4100 SoC

Gemini Lake x86 4 cores @ 1100 - 2400 MHz 14nm
The ultimate FAQ on Always Connected notebooks with Windows 10 and Snapdragon 835

The ultimate FAQ: Answers on Always Connected PCs with Snapdragon chip and Windows 10 on ARM

Since last week it has become clear: The rigid Microsoft-Intel partnership is crumbling, and with its ARM processors, Qualcomm will become part of the laptop market in the future. The first notebooks with Snapdragon 835 will come out at the beginning of 2018, promising a long battery life and Always Connected LTE connections to the net. However, many detailed questions still remained unanswered. Here we are providing the ultimate FAQ on frequent questions around Always Connected PCs and the modern ARM variant of Windows 10.
The Mi 6. (Source: AndroidPit)

Xiaomi to launch Mi 7 and Mi 7 Plus together, both to feature full-screen displays

Xiaomi's flagships are usually among the first to be released in the year, and it looks like the next-gen offering, the Mi 7, could be launched within the next few months. The device is touted to launch alongside a plus-sized version, with both coming with tasty price tags and top of the line features.
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The Honor 8 is a surprising inclusion. (Source: XDA Developers)

Honor President confirms that the Honor 7X, 8, 8 Pro, 9, and V9 will get Oreo

Honor's President, George Zhao, has confirmed in an interview that the brand's current devices like the 7X, Honor 8, Honor 9, Honor 8 Pro, and Honor V9 will all get updates to Android Oreo. The 7X, in particular, is of interest, as there's a significant chance that it gets Treble.
he Nokia 6. (Source: Pocket Lint)

The Nokia 6 (2018) hits TENAA

The Nokia 6 (2018) has made its way over to TENAA, with the listing on the Chinese agency's website showing images of what we should expect from the mid-ranger with the model number "TA-1054".
The Nokia 5. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Nokia 5 receives Oreo beta, 6 to follow

The doors to the Nokia 5's beta program have finally been thrown open, with users of the devices able to sign up and receive the beta update.
The Titan V is around 4 times faster than the GTX 1060, but it is 10 times more expensive, as well. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia Titan V cryptomining performance does not disappoint, but price/perfomance factor is way off

Bottom line: the Titan V is indeed a mining powerhouse, but the prohibitive price does not scale well with the price/perfomance factor.
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Intel Pentium Silver N5000 SoC

Gemini Lake x86 4 cores @ 1100 - 2700 MHz 14nm
A 'Made in India' Apple iPhone SE being displayed in a local store. (Source: The Indian Express)

India reportedly chooses indigenization over Apple's demand for tax-free imports

The Indian Government is not in favor of offering import tax sops to Apple's mobile phone parts considering the impact it will have on the domestic manufacturing sector. Apple is demanding that the Government concede to its demand of duty-free imports in order to expand iPhone manufacturing in the country.
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Each tier has its own distinct logo. (Source: VESA)

VESA introduces three-tier DisplayHDR open standard for LCD screens

The new DisplayHDR certificate aims at a more clear classification for HDR-grade LCD displays. It includes three tiers that have distinct logos and are differentiated according to luminance, color gamut, bit depth and rise time. Commercial DisplayHDR-certified screens will be available as soon as Q1 2018.
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The UAprof file shows references to a new Huawei tablet. (Source: Mobielkopen)

Rumor | References to a new Huawei tablet surface online, purportedly the MediaPad M4

Some references to what could be the successor to the MediaPad M3 have surfaced online via an UAprof.xml file. The references point to a similar display resolution as the M3 and the OS version to be Android 8 Oreo.
Lenovo Ideapad 120s (11-inch) Notebook Review

77% Lenovo Ideapad 120s (11-inch) Notebook Review

Smaller size, bigger value. The 11-inch Lenovo Ideapad 120s carries over many of the same facets of its 14-inch brother in a more compact case. However, with half the RAM and a smaller body, can it keep up with the larger model?
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
New characters available on Remix3D.com. (Source: Remix3D)

Ring in the spirit of the holidays with Microsoft's new Paint 3D ad

The new commercial showcases the capabilities of Microsoft's Paint 3D app while also driving home a message of inclusion and celebration — just the right theme for the holiday season.
The first all-new Atari console in years is coming in 2018. (Source: Atari)

The Ataribox goes up for pre-order on Dec 14

Atari is set to release its first all-new gaming console in years. The Ataribox will be powered by a custom AMD chipset and is going up for pre-order this week.
Storyboard is one of three new experimental apps launched by Google. (Source: Google)

Google launches camera "appsperiments" for Android and iOS

Google has released three new experimental apps for both Android and iOS devices. Each utilizes experimental stabilisation and rendering algorithms to deliver fun and interesting visual effects.
Dec 11
Amazon Music Unlimited music streaming service hits 28 new markets

Amazon Music Unlimited and Amazon Echo hit 28 new markets

The Amazon Music Unlimited streaming service and the Echo smart speaker can finally be acquired in many new markets across Europe and the Americas. All these areas receive three plan options: Echo, Individual, and Family.
Microsoft is increasing their commitment to their AI for Earth program. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft expands 'AI for Earth' program with an additional US$50 million

Microsoft is increasing the investment in their AI for Earth program, which aims to provide software, access, funding, and grants to organisations who are adapting AI technology for environmentally-friendly purposes.
Is the Wall Street involvement going against the decentralized nature of Bitcoin? (Source: CBOE)

Bitcoin futures go online, price spikes close to US$17,000

The cryptocurrency king went almost US$1,000 up in value immediately after the release of CBOE's future contracts. While the involvement of investors and traders could reduce the price volatility, the decentralized nature of the coin might become just a myth.
Your iPhone could slow down due to an ageing battery. (Source: User TeckFire on Reddit)

Apple allegedly throttling older iPhones with degraded batteries

A user on Reddit has posted potential evidence that Apple could be throttling older iPhones relative to the output battery voltage to prevent them from drawing too much power. Although this is not the first instance of throttling on iPhones, it surely has been a subject of much debate.
Intel 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver and Celeron are now official. (Source: Intel)

Intel 'Gemini Lake' Pentium Silver and Celeron CPUs now official, come with support for Gigabit WiFi

Intel has officially announced the launch of 'Gemini Lake' CPUs in Pentium Silver and Celeron variants. 'Gemini Lake' succeeds 'Apollo Lake' and comes with support for Gigabit WiFi, Adaptive Contrast Enhancement, and improved graphics capabilities.

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