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Maixduino: An sub-US$25 Arduino Uno-sized single board computer that supports AI workloads. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

Maixduino: A sub-US$25 Arduino Uno-sized single board computer that supports AI workloads

Sipeed has designed the Maixduino for use in AI and IoT applications. The single board computer (SBC) has the form factor of an Arduino Uno and comes with a 2.4-inch TFT display along with an OV2640 2 MP camera module. The Maixdui...
Renders showing the 2019 budget iPhone based on the latest leaks. (Source: MacOtakara)

New iPhones may have made it through their first certification

A certification for what may be 2019 iPhones has allegedly surfaced on the Eurasian Economic Commissions's database. The submission details a total of 11 different model numbers apparently associated with the Apple brand. They may...
Evan Blass' renders of how a dual-sliding ASUS phone might look. (Source: Twitter)

ASUS allegedly patents a dual-slider phone

According to new documents apparently filed with the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), ASUS has designed a phone along the lines of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. However, this version may be able to slide out from the bottom of th...
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 Desktop GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

896 Turing cores @ 1485MHz, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 8000MHz
A 16-core Ryzen 3000 CPU has allegedly been benchmarked. (Image source: AMD)

16-core Ryzen 3000 processor posts spectacular score on Cinebench R15

A 16-core Zen 2 AMD Ryzen 3000 processor has apparently been benchmarked on Cinebench R15 and offered up a score that will surprise or amaze many. It’s believed the chip in question has a base clock of 3.2 GHz with a boost availab...
best budget gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Gaming Laptops

May 2019 Update. The following article contains a list of the best budget gaming notebooks reviewed by us. This overview will allow you to find the right notebook that fits your budget and requirements quickly and easily.
Top 10 Thin & Light Gaming Notebooks

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Slim & Light Gaming Laptops

May 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest best slim and lightweight mobile gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
The Redmi K20 has a "killer" look to it. (Image source: Weibo/Xiaomi)

Xiaomi releases official promo images of the Redmi K20

The Redmi K20 flagship-killer smartphone has made a couple of rendered appearances on the official Weibo account for the Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi. Considering its high-end specifications, it’s obviously important that the exter...
The Sims 4 free download available until May 28 (Source: Origin)

The Sims 4 is free on Origin until May 28, so hurry up

Released for Windows in September 2014 and for macOS in February 2015, The Sims 4 received mixed reviews from both the press and the general public. Now, anyone can enjoy it for free thanks to Origin's generosity. Sadly, only the ...
best gaming laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Gaming Laptops

May 2019 Update. Here you will find the current best gaming notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Samsung Galaxy A10e spotted, details still shady (Source: MySmartPrice News)

Samsung Galaxy A10e hits FCC

The Samsung Galaxy A10e with model number SM-102U has just been spotted on FCC, but the only piece of information revealed is the battery model number, namely EB-BA202ABU. If the rumors turn out to be true, this handset will launc...
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AMD Radeon RX 540X Laptop GPU

512 Polaris cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
The PlayDate is an all-new handheld gaming console coming early 2020. (Source: Panic)

Meet PlayDate, a new handheld gaming system with a black and white screen and a crank coming 2020

Panic, a software developer better known for its Mac and iOS apps has announced its first piece of hardware and it is about as cute and cool as it gets. Its new PlayDate handheld gaming will feature retro style games on a small Ga...
Dell is remaining cautious over its plans for foldable devices. (Image source: The Verge)

Dell reveals its plans for a foldable laptop, and it is not good news

All paths point to foldable. Samsung, Lenovo and now Dell? Frank Azor has had his say on the company's progress towards releasing a foldable laptop and the current pitfalls that trying to fit all that tech in a small form factor p...
May 22
Image via Blind

Is Apple's App Store a monopoly? Depends on who you ask

A recent survey run by Blind shed some light on what various tech employees think of Apple and the App Store. Apple's own employees largely believe the company doesn't hold a monopoly on iOS app distribution, but other companies (...
GPD will release two versions of the Pocket 2 Max at launch. (Image source: GPD Game Consoles)

Updated | GPD P2 Max: Pricing for the 8.9-inch UMPC announced

GPD has announced the pricing for its upcoming P2 Max via Twitter. The company will launch two versions of the 8.9-inch mini laptop, both of which will run Windows 10 and will feature a trackpad, a fingerprint sensor and a webcam....
TP-Link Neffos C9

79% TP-Link Neffos C9 Smartphone Review

A large, budget smartphone TP-Link has expanded its budget C series with the Neffos C9, a device with a 5.99-inch display and a MediaTek SoC. Do not expect miracle performance or camera capabilities for the C9 though, as it is geared towards those who want a large and no-frills smartphone. Read on to find out how the Neffos C9 performs in our tests and whether it can stand up to its contemporaries.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.99" | 170 g
Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad T490 (i7, MX250, Low Power FHD) Laptop Review

Slimmer is better – or is it? The ThinkPad T490 is a radical redesign of the central ThinkPad series, the T series. Lenovo emphasizes a much improved mobility with a more compact, thinner, and lighter case. This begs the question whether Lenovo had to make any compromises in order to make these improvements. This time around, at least Lenovo does not skimp on the screen.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Alienware m15 is able to run the Core i7-8750H at faster clock rates than most other gaming laptops

That awkward moment when a Core i7-8750H laptop can outperform a Core i7-9750H laptop

After testing 5 different laptops with the Core i7-9750H, multi-thread processor performance is essentially identical to the last generation Core i7-8750H. Some older laptops with the i7-8750H like the Alienware m15 can still perf...
The LG X6 looks suspiciously similar to the unreleased Q60 model. (Source: Android Enterprise Catalog)

LG X6 specs leaked on Android Enterprise Catalog, possible Geekbench spotting

LG is apparently looking to refresh its entry-level X-series with the X6 handheld that looks very similar to the unreleased Q60. The only confirmed specs include a 6.3-inch display with a teardrop notch, 64 GB storage, at least 3 ...
Keep's dark mode should be with us in a short while. (Source: Android Police)

Google Keep will be upgraded to Dark Mode soon

Google is currently optimizing some of its core apps in order to comply with Android Q's system-wide dark mode. The latest of these spotted with such an update is Keep, a handy source of memos. Its new theme, while not available t...
AIDA64's latest update prepares it for the immediate hardware and software future. (Source: AIDA64)

New AIDA64 update adds support for AMD Matisse, Windows 10 May 2019 and SHA3-512

The latest version of AIDA64 - v6.00 - has been released. It adds benchmarks for the Zen2-based Matisse processors. In addition, it now also has a SHA3-512 cryptographic hash benchmark.
Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics (Source: Gigabyte)

Computex 2019 | Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics

The Gigabyte Sabre-inspired Aorus 5 series will come standard with 9th gen Core i7 CPUs, LG 144 Hz IPS panels, Killer 1550 wireless, Samsung RAM, and Intel 760p SSDs at more affordable starting prices for the mainstream gamer.
EE has launched the UK's first 5G network. (Source: EE)

5G network launches in the UK

Today (May 22, 2019), the carrier EE announced the launch of its 5G network in the UK, the first of its kind in this country. EE has also made some devices that are compatible with this network available. They include the OnePlus ...
Gigabyte Aorus 7 will come standard with a 144 Hz IPS display and an Intel 760p PCIe SSD (Source: Gigabyte)

Computex 2019 | Aorus 7 will be Gigabyte's latest upper mid-range offering with 9th gen Intel and 144 Hz IPS display as standard

After catering to gaming enthusiasts almost exclusively for years, the Aorus brand is now ready to dabble in more affordable mid-range offerings. The 17.3-inch Aorus 7 tops out at the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 while keeping many fl...
Huawei phones might bundle the Aptoide app store in the near future. (Source: Tech of Thrones)

Huawei reportedly in talks with Aptoide for a Google Play Store alternative

Huawei and Aptoide are reportedly in talks to offer an alternative to the Google Play Store after Google decided to suspend all commercial engagements, including Android licensing, with Huawei following a recent executive order by...
A Samsung staff member with the new 5x zoom module. (Source: ETNews)

Samsung reportedly develops ultra-compact 5x zoom module for future smartphones

Samsung has reportedly unveiled a new kind of smartphone camera component in South Korea. It apparently confers 5x zoom on a device, without creating an ugly bulge extending from its rear panel. However, this module may not be des...
Huawei Nova 4 to get two direct successors, Nova 5 and 5i

Huawei Nova 5 certified in China, 40 W charging in tow

Although Huawei still has to confirm their existence, the Nova 5 and Nova 5i have been both spotted recently on the website of various certification bodies such as ECC, FCC, and 3C. The 3C certification received by the Nova 5 is t...
ARM has also apparently stopped working with Huawei. (Source: ARM)

ARM reportedly stops trading with Huawei

In what may be a fresh blow to Huawei's electronics concern, reports that ARM has told its staff not to deal with the OEM have emerged. The silicon giant has done so as it believes it falls under the recent ban imposed by the US a...
Dell is drip-feeding information about the next XPS 15 before its official unveiling. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15: New generation looks set to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570

Are you eagerly awaiting the next XPS 15? Well, Dell has confirmed yet more details about the upcoming laptop, including what CPUs it will feature along with its maximum RAM and SSD capacities.
Huawei has lambasted that US government and accused it of bullying. (Source: Reuters)

Huawei lashes out a US government accusing it of 'bullying,' says its 'working with Google'

Huawei has lashed out at the US government accusing it of ‘bullying.’ The embattled Chinese smartphone and telecoms giant made the comments in response to US government trade restrictions that have effectively left the company sit...
The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with the option of an 8-core Intel Core i9 processor. (Source: Apple)

Apple launches refreshed MacBook Pro models with 9th gen Intel silicon and a keyboard 'tweak'

Apple has given its MacBook Pro models an unexpected spec bump that bring eight-core chips to the line as an option for the first time. Apple has also used the opportunity to ‘tweak’ its notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard m...
Use the code AFF300XPS in the cart to enjoy huge savings. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Save US$300 on a Dell XPS Tower that packs a 6-core processor and 16 GB RAM

The Dell XPS Tower with Intel Core i7-8700 processor and 16 GB RAM is currently advertised at the company’s website for US$999.99. However, if you input a handy coupon you can knock that price down to a much more affordable US$699...
Navi might not be as cheap as was expected. (Image source: AMD)

Alleged leaked prices for AMD Navi graphics cards are shockingly high

Leaked information in regard to two of the upcoming heralded AMD Navi-based graphics cards has revealed a disquieting surprise. Many believed the graphics solutions from the red team would drastically undercut Nvidia products whil...
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Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Coffee Lake S x86 8 cores @ 3600 - 5000 MHz 14++nm
The LEDs can be controlled via bundled software. (Image source: Manli)

Manli announces Superior Ultimate Editions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Gallardo graphics cards with customizable LEDs

Graphics card specialist Manli has not skimped on the hyperbole in unveiling the Superior Ultimate Editions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Gallardo desktop graphics cards. The triple cooler boards offer the power, perform...
Google Glass Enterprise 2 is intended to help businesses and employees become more productive. (Image Source: Google)

Google Glass is back; with improved specs and a reduced price Google proves it is refusing to give up on this tech

Google has announced the next generation Google Glass - called the Glass Enterprise 2. The improvements show the evolution of the device from the Original Glass through to the Glass Enterprise launched in 2017. Changes to the devi...
The MSI GT76 Titan features an overclockable i9 K-series desktop CPU. (Image source: RBT)

MSI GT76 Titan officially confirmed and already winning awards

MSI is preparing to officially unveil the GT76 Titan gaming laptop. The device features a desktop processor in the form of an i9 K-series SKU and a powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics solution. The new gaming beast has alrea...
Windows 10 May 2019 update version 1903 (Source: Windows Community on YouTube)

Windows 10 May update (version 1903) rolls out

Microsoft has just begun to roll out the feature update for Windows 10 with the version number 1903. The list of changes is quite long and includes the "reserved storage" feature, a new light desktop theme option, Windows Sandbox ...
May 21
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

86% Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Mid-range photography masterpiece? The best-selling smartphone as of Q3/2018 gets yet another reincarnation. Huawei dubs the P30 Lite a photography masterpiece featuring a "revolutionary" triple-camera. Find out whether or not this 48 MP camera is capable of redefining mid-range smartphone photography in our extensive Huawei P30 Lite review.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.15" | 159 g
The Vivo Z5x is slated to launch on May 24. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo Z5X mid-range handheld launching May 24

The latest mid-range handheld from Vivo is expected to integrate a 6.53-inch display plus a hefty 5,000 mAh battery. Press images also reveal a punch-hole selfie cam and a triple-cam setup as well as a fingerprint sensor on the ba...
Adobe Premiere Rush for Samsung goes live (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Galaxy-optimized Adobe Premiere Rush now available for download

Adobe Premiere Rush is now fully optimized for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy S10 devices. This piece of code provides multiple features such as AI-powered audio clean up, graphics creation and audio mixing, customizable...
The Honor 20 Pro: a powerful new quad-cam phone. (Source: Honor)

The Honor 20 and 20 Pro: fresh new quad-cameras with 48MP sensors

The full gamut of Honor 20 and 20 Pro details is now available. The brand's new flagships are quad-camera devices, although only the 20 Pro has a telephoto lens among its sensors. They will start at about US$557 on their release f...
Samsung lost the first position, but could reclaim it later this year when DRAM and NAND memory chip production is expected to ramp up again.  (Source: SIA)

Intel is once again the leading semiconductor maker

Intel used to be the biggest semiconductor maker up until 2017, when Samsung began ramping up the DRAM and NAND memory chip production. Now that memory chip demand is bottoming out and Intel is almost out of the woods with the CPU...
OnePlus has made Android Q betas for the 7 and 7 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus releases Android Q Beta for the 7 and 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have only been official since May 14, 2019. Despite this, the OEM has already rolled a new Android Q beta out for the phones. The build may offer insights as to what software updates of the future will be l...
QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter (Source: QNAP Newsroom)

QNAP reveals the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter for NAS and computers

Thanks to the QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter, laptops without an Ethernet port can connect to wired networks at speeds of up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0. However, this piece of hardware can also be used to add extra Ethernet p...
A red Galaxy S10 may be in the offing soon. (Source: Winfuture)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series may get a new color: red

The Galaxy S10 and S10+ had been rumored to rock a bright red color, that would have been new to the Samsung flagships, prior to their launch. The actual range of shades displayed at this event appeared to debunk this theory. Howe...
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL facing random shutdowns

Trouble in paradise: Google Pixel 3a/3a XL users are facing random shutdowns

Although Google has a rich experience with Android devices, some of its latest Pixel handsets are now affected by an ancient plague: random shutdowns. After quite a few such incident reports that have been posted on Reddit recentl...
The new Oculus Quest. (Source: Oculus)

Oculus Quest now available, starts at $399 for a 64GB set

The Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset. It is available for sale from today (May 21, 2019). It is also a truly wireless VR set, and uses the company's imaging and touch-sensor technology to deliver this...
Redmi M1903C3EC - Redmi 7A at TENAA (Source: Android Authority)

Alleged Redmi 7A hits TENAA

Although there is no official confirmation yet, the Redmi M1903C3EC device that has recently been spotted on the website of Chinese certification authority TENAA seems to be the upcoming Redmi 7A handset. Its alleged specs, such a...

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