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Asus TUF A17 FA706IU Ryzen 7 Laptop Review: Core i9 Performance for $1100 USD

83% Asus TUF A17 FA706IU Ryzen 7 Laptop Review: Core i9 Performance for $1100 USD

Sky-high performance for a low-budget price. Asus has completely revamped its TUF series from top to bottom and the changes are significant. If you were considering the older FX705/FX505 series, skip it and consider the newer FA706/FA506 series instead.
AMD Ryzen 7 4800H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Mobile | 17.3" | 2.6 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 25 May 2020 22:45:00 +0200
The RedmiBook 16 will launch on May 26. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi confirms RedmiBook 16 design ahead of imminent release; up to 12 hours battery life from Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors

Xiaomi has confirmed the design of the RedmiBook 16 ahead of its official release. Launching tomorrow, the RedmiBook 16 will also support up to 12 hours of battery life from its Ryzen 4000 Renoir processors. A plethora of ports ar...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 20:42:00 +0200
HTC's first 5G phone is likely to be released in July

HTC billed to release a 5G smartphone later this year; a mid-ranger is in the works too

HTC is all set to make its highly-awaited comeback in July this year with its first-ever 5G smartphone. The company is also working on a mid-range HTC Desire 20 Pro that will come with a Snapdragon 6xx chip, 6GB of RAM, and a trip...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 25 May 2020 20:37:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 will be able to display analog watch faces. (Image source: TizenHelp)

New Xiaomi Mi Band 5 features discovered: Smartphone camera controller, more fitness categories, and analog watch face support

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 fitness tracker will reportedly feature a smartphone camera controller among its array of functions. On top of that, five new fitness categories have been added to the included list of workout activities, and ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 20:04:00 +0200
Powkiddy X2: Affordable handheld console comes in at a low price while aping the Nintendo Switch. (Image source: AliExpress)

Powkiddy X2: Affordable handheld console comes in at a low price while aping the Nintendo Switch

Powkiddy has launched a new, handheld games console. The Powkiddy X2 costs US$80 and looks unmistakably like the Nintendo Switch.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:43:00 +0200
Minecraft has been sold over 200 million times; Mojang rebrands and announces new projects. (Image: Microsoft)

Minecraft has been sold over 200 million times; Mojang rebrands and announces new projects

Microsoft has confirmed that Minecraft has been sold over 200 million times, almost six years after purchasing the rights to the game. The studio behind the game, Mojang AB, has been given a rebrand too and has announced work on n...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:34:00 +0200
Udoo X86 II: A powerful alternative to the Raspberry Pi that supports Windows and Arduino. (Image source: Mouser)

Udoo X86 II: A powerful Raspberry Pi alternative that supports Windows 10 and is Arduino compatible

The Udoo X86 II is a new alternative to the popular Raspberry Pi. The single-board computer (SBC) has been designed using an Arduino Leonardo-compatible platform and has a quad-core X86 processor.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:28:00 +0200
Over 1.5 million developers have already flocked to the Huawei AppGallery, Huawei's alternative to the Google Play Store. (Image source: Huawei)

Over 1.5 million developers have already flocked to the Huawei AppGallery, Huawei's alternative to the Google Play Store

Over 1.5 million developers have already signed up to the Huawei AppGallery, Huawei's in-house app store. Perceived to be an alternative to the Google Play Store during ongoing US trade sanctions, all new Huawei and Honor products...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:22:00 +0200
Xiaomi Mi A1 May 2020 software update notification (Source: Own)

Xiaomi keeps the Mi A1 alive with a new Android Pie update

Rather unsurprisingly, there is a new Android Pie-based firmware update rolling out for the Xiaomi Mi A1 right now — at least in Eastern Europe. With a size of less than 80 MB, the new patch does not contain any noticeable changes...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Redmi's 5G smartphone lineup includes the recently launched K30 Racing Edition device. (Image source: Redmi)

Rumored cheap Redmi 5G smartphone with 8-core Qualcomm SM6350 SoC could be priced at just 1,000 yuan (US$140)

Redmi is apparently working on a cheap 5G smartphone that will be powered by a Qualcomm SM6350 SoC. The decent 8-core processor features two performance cores that can reach clock rates of 2.25 GHz. It’s rumored that the SM6350-ba...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 19:01:00 +0200
The Realme Power Bank 2 is available in both black and yellow (Image source: Gizmochina)

Realme launches 10000 mAh Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0 Power Bank 2 in India for US$26

Alongside the Realme X50 Pro, the Realme TV, the Realme Watch, and a whole host of upcoming devices, Realme launched the Realme Power Bank 2, a US$26 10000 mAh charger with Quick Charge 4.0 technology.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 17:07:00 +0200
Butterfly keyboards were used in various MacBook, MacBook Air, and MacBook Pro laptops from 2015 until 2019. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Rumor | Apple's butterfly keyboards might make a controversial return in the future

It has been rumored that Apple is busy working on improving the highly controversial butterfly keyboard that the OEM utilized in laptops such as the MacBook Pro, MacBook, and MacBook Air over the last few years. Although more rece...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 17:01:00 +0200
AOKpass provides vendors with a privacy-oriented compliance standard for health data (Image source: ICC)

COVID-19: International Chamber of Commerce passes landmark AOKpass declaration to protect health data in an era of invasive COVID-10 tracking apps

The International Chamber of Commerce recently presented its AOKpass declaration to safeguard health data in the context of privacy and data security issues with the current crop of COVID-19 tracking apps.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:54:00 +0200
The LG Velvet is coming to the US. (Image source: LG)

LG Velvet: Snapdragon 765G smartphone scheduled for North American release; LG Q61 could be on the way too

The LG Velvet is coming to North America, according to South Korean media. Possibly costing upwards of US$735, the device features a 6.8-inch OLED display, a Sony IMX586 primary camera and a Snapdragon 765G processor. The newly an...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:49:00 +0200
A mockup of the AirPods Studio. (Image source: MacRumors)

AirPods Studio: Apple's US$349 over-ear headphones enter mass production ahead of WWDC 2020 unveiling

Rumour has it that the AirPods Studio may have already entered mass production. Slated to be announced at WWDC 2020 next month, the US$349 over-ear headphones will compete with the likes of the Bose 700, the upcoming Sony WH-1000X...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:41:00 +0200
MagicBook 14 vs. MacBook Air

Apple MacBook Air vs. Honor MagicBook 14: Twice the price, half of the performance?

Do you really have to pay a four-digit sum to get a decent notebook? We compare Apple's new 2020 MacBook Air with the Honor MagicBook 14, which retails for 600 Euros. Is the entry-level MacBook really worth twice the price for your daily workloads?
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:34:00 +0200
HP ProBook 430 G7 does not have many new features

HP ProBook 430 G7 does not have many new features

HP has released a new affordable office laptop, the ProBook 430 G7. However, there is not a whole lot new in this device. One new feature is the processor, but it disappoints in our review.
Benjamin Herzig, Mon, 25 May 2020 16:32:00 +0200
The OPPO Reno4 features an SD 765G SoC. (Image source: Weibo via Sparrows News)

Updated | OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro leak: Snapdragon 765G heads key specifications and hands-on photo reveals Reno Glow brand and unsightly camera bump

Key specifications for the upcoming OPPO Reno4 and Reno4 Pro smartphones have been leaked along with a hands-on photo and some promo images. Both devices are going to be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor and feature ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 15:22:00 +0200
The latest alleged Xiaomi Mi Band 5 live photos show the wearable with a smaller button on the display. (Image source: Weibo)

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 wearable fitness tracker revealed in new alleged live photo leak

The Xiaomi Mi Band 5 wearable fitness tracker has supposedly been leaked once again in some live photos. The alleged Mi Band 5 is shown being plugged into its charging station in the latest images. Few additional details are offer...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 25 May 2020 15:09:00 +0200
Redmi Monitor 1A will be unveiled on May 26th

Leak suggests that the Redmi Monitor 1A is a cheaper version of the Mi Display 1A

Redmi's upcoming monitor will be called the Redmi Monitor 1A, according to well-known leaker Ishan Agarwal. Much like the Mi Display 1A, it will also come with a 60Hz 23.8-inch IPS LCD panel. The monitor will reportedly cost aroun...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 25 May 2020 14:54:00 +0200
Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets ECG support in South Korea

Galaxy Watch Active 2 inches closer to the Apple Watch Series 5 with ECG functionality

ECG support has finally arrived for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 in South Korea. The feature was supposed to be released alongside the wearable but got delayed. International availability will vary on a country-by-country bas...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 25 May 2020 12:50:00 +0200
Creative Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition. (Image Source: Creative)

Creative introduces the Sound BlasterX AE-5 Plus Pure Edition in a white finish with added RGB effects

Creative has introduced the limited edition Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition in a white variant with additional RGB lighting. The Sound BlasterX AE-5 Pure Plus Edition also supports Dolby Digital and DTS encoding and uses the...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 25 May 2020 11:13:00 +0200
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Kryo 475 Gold / Silver ARM 8 cores @ 1800 - 2300 MHz 7nm
The new Matisse refresh Ryzen 3900XT, 3800XT, and 3600XT look poised to take on Comet Lake S (Image source: AMD)

Rumored clockspeeds leak for 4.8 GHz AMD Ryzen 9 3900XT, 4.7 GHz Ryzen 7 3700XT and Ryzen 5 3600XT: Upclocked Matisse refresh takes on Comet Lake S i7-10700K and i9-10900K

A user on the Chiphell forums posted what appear to be base and boost clocks for the purported Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT. The CPU, which clocks up to 4.8 GHz, seems to be a short-term counter to Comet Lake...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 09:54:00 +0200
The Realme X50 Pro Player edition's only real compromise is in its camera setup (Image source: Realme)

Realme X50 Pro Player launched in China: US$420 5G K30 Pro alternative sports 6.4 in 90Hz AMOLED panel, Snapdragon 865, 48MP quad-cameras and 65W fast charging

Realme just launched the Realme X50 Pro Player edition in China for RMB 2,999 (approx US$420). The flagship-killer sports a Snapdragon 865, vapor cooling, a 90 Hz panel, and 65W fast charging.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 25 May 2020 09:54:00 +0200
The Redmi K30i 5G looks exactly like the K30 5G. (Source: Mi)

Redmi K30i 5G launched: A cheaper Redmi K30 5G with one notable difference

Months after releasing the Redmi K30 5G, Xiaomi has now launched another K30-series phone. The Redmi K30i 5G is a "lite" version of the K30 5G and offers similar specs bar one notable change while costing a bit less.
Ricci Rox, Mon, 25 May 2020 09:41:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 II. (Source: Sony)

Xperia 1 II to launch in the US sans 5G on July 24 for a whopping US$1200; Sony WF-1000XM3 a pre-order bonus

After months of rumors, the Sony Xperia 1 II has now gotten an official release date. The phone will go on sale in the US on July 24, five whole months after it was announced. It will carry an MSRP of US$1200, although early taker...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 25 May 2020 08:43:00 +0200
Lexar launches NM700 NVMe M.2 series with speeds of up to 3500 MB/s starting at $79 USD (Source: Lexar)

Lexar launches NM700 NVMe M.2 series with speeds of up to 3500 MB/s starting at $79 USD

The PCIe Gen3x4 drive features 3D NAND, LDPC and five-year limited warranty as standard. It's also one of the least expensive NVMe options with read rates of up to 3500 MB/s.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 25 May 2020 06:39:00 +0200
MicroUSB, like an old and trusted friend

What's the difference between USB-C, Bluetooth 5.0, and HDMI 2.1?

Making sense of modern connectivity protocols: There's a jungle of features and restrictions that apply to various versions of popular standards used by millions of people. Here's how to tell which USB, Bluetooth, and HDMI-enabled electronics are capable of what.
Christopher Thomas, Mon, 25 May 2020 03:46:00 +0200
May 24
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Giz.ro: Asus TUF Gaming A15 si A17 review – laptopuri la puterea AMD Ryzen, 3DNews.ru: Обзор Lenovo Legion 7i: изучаем очень мощный ноутбук с 8-ядерным Core i9-10980HK и GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER, Zive: Ryzeny 4000 jdou na český trh: jeden jsme už vyzkoušeli v notebooku Asus ROG Zephyrus G14, Tek.no: HP 15, Tek.no: Lenovo V145, Zive: Vyšší výkon za nižší cenu: test notebooku Asus TUF Gaming A15 s Ryzenem, Tek.no: Asus VivoBook 15, Komputerswiat: Lenovo Yoga C740 - sprawdzamy hybrydę z procesorem Ice Lake, Notebook.cz: RECENZE: ASUS ZenBook Flip 14 (UX463F) - 14'' překlopný notebook s výbornou výdrží a kovovým tělěm, PC Guia: Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Extreme, PurePC: Test HP 15s - Tani notebook do pracy z układem Core i3-1005G1, PurePC: Test ASUS VivoBook 17 - Multimedialny laptop z AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, PurePC: Test Lenovo YOGA C940 - doskonałe 2w1 z układem Core i7-1065G7, PC Guia: Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab, Antyweb: ASUS TUF A15 – APU Ryzen 7 4800H wchodzi na salony z podniesioną głową, Antyweb: Acer Swift 3 – sprawdziłem ile wart jest notebook z Ryzenem na pokładzie, Hi-Tech Mail: Обзор ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14: самый компактный игровой ноутбук с GeForce RTX 2060, Jagat Review: Review Acer Predator Triton 500: Tipis, Performa Tinggi, Pendinginan Maksimal, Pemmzchannel: Review Acer Triton 900: “Mainan” Sultan yang Tipis dan Sangar, Go4it.ro: Laptopul de 900 de grame care joacă și rol de „iPad”: HP Elite Dragonfly, PC Lab.pl: Asus TUF Gaming A15 (FA506IV) – test laptopa z Ryzenem 7 4800H, Laptopkalauz: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 teszt – RTX 5000-rel felvértezve, Unlimited Tech: مراجعة للحاسب المحمول (Asus Zenbook 14 UX434 (UX434FL), Cowcotland: Test ordinateur portable Gamer Lenovo Legion Y540, 3DNews.ru: Обзор ноутбука ASUS VivoBook S14 (S433FL): классика снова в моде, Geeknetic: Review ASUS Zenbook DUO UX481FL, Smartmania.cz: Recenze Lenovo ThinkPad P53: pracant každým coulem, Smartmania.cz: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo recenze: extrovert se dvěma displeji, Giz.ro: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV review și teste (Ryzen 4000, RTX 2060), Newesc: Portátil HP Pavilion Gaming 15, Review en Español, Newesc: Lenovo Yoga C940, Review en Español, Newesc: Portátil AORUS 7 1660 Ti, Review en Español, Geekbecois: LG gram 17 : un poids plume fait la loi dans la cour des grands, Smmart.es: Review portátil ASUS VivoBook D509DA, El chapuzas Informatico: Review: Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 GA401IV (Ryzen 9 4900HS + RTX 2060 MaxQ), Tabletowo: Wszystko, co musicie wiedzieć o Huawei P40 Pro, w jednym miejscu. Recenzja po miesiącu, Arena IT: Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G review, Tabletowo: Recenzja Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro – myślami wciąż jestem przy tańszym Mi 10, Tabletowo: Samsung Galaxy S20+ to poważny kandydat do miana najlepszego flagowca (recenzja), PurePC: Huawei Matebook D14 - Test taniego laptopa z AMD Ryzen 5 3500U, Arena IT: Review Motorola One Zoom: midranger cu multe plusuri, AndroidWorld.it: Recensione RedMagic 5G, AndroidWorld.it: Recensione Honor 9X Pro, Tabletowo: Samsung Galaxy A51 – recenzja zjawiskowo wyglądającego smartfona w zbyt wysokiej cenie, AndroidWorld.it: Recensione Huawei P40, Tutto Android: Recensione Realme 6: display a 90 Hz e ricarica rapida, ma quella fotocamera…, Phonandroid: Test iPhone 11 Pro : Apple revient au top, mais à quel prix !, Tutto Android: Recensione RedMagic 5G: più di un gaming phone, il flagship killer 2020, AndroidWorld.it: Recensione OnePlus 8, AndroidWorld.it: Recensione OnePlus 8 Pro
The EMUI 10 rollout for the P20 Pro has been limited. (Source: AndroidPit)

Opinion | A host of Huawei P20 Pro and Mate 10 Pro owners are still without EMUI 10

Back in February, Huawei claimed that the Mate 10 Pro and P20 Pro would receive the EMUI 10 update in March. Here we are months after, though, and most owners of the two phones remain stuck on EMUI 9.1. Comparatively, phones from ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 22:17:00 +0200
Are these OnePlus' latest upcoming accessories? (Source: Twitter)

Rumor | OnePlus will launch its first pair of TWS earbuds alongside the Z in July 2020

The tipster Max J. claims that OnePlus is closer than ever to releasing its first pair of truly wireless (TWS) earbuds. He also asserts that they will be launched in about 2 months from today (May 24, 2020). However, those hoping ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 21:38:00 +0200
The already available OPPO Enco W31 earphones have 7 mm dynamic drivers. (Image source: OPPO)

OPPO Smart Band and OPPO Enco W51 wireless earbuds teased ahead of expected June launch

OPPO has been busy teasing some new upcoming products on social media, including the OPPO Smart Band wearable and OPPO Enco W51 wireless earbuds. Specific details about the two products are currently scarce, but it is believed OPP...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:51:00 +0200
An example of what PacketMon can do. (Source: Microsoft)

The Windows 10 May 2020 update will have enhanced network diagnostics

Microsoft has announced that the latest stable upgrade to the Windows 10 OS will have an "enhanced" form of Packet Monitor. This is an extensive diagnostic tool that can detect, log and export packet drops in a network. Therefore,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:39:00 +0200
The Redmi 10X 5G will be one of the first examples of the Dimensity 820. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 10X 5G posts over 405,000 in AnTuTu v8 days ahead of release; IP53 certification confirmed for mid-range handset too

The Redmi 10X 5G has posted another seemingly impressive AnTuTu score ahead of its expected release on May 26. Confirmed to feature OIS and to support up to 30x digital zoom, Xiaomi has also teased that the Redmi 10X series will i...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 24 May 2020 20:35:00 +0200
The Enjoy Z is a new Huawei 5G phone. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei launches the Enjoy Z, starting at ~US$240 for the MediaTek Dimensity 800 and 5G

Huawei has put its latest 5G smartphone, the Enjoy Z, up for preorder. Unlike many new devices with this connectivity, it comes in at under US$300 for this state-of-the-art connectivity. The Z is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 24 May 2020 19:41:00 +0200
The new RedmiBook laptops feature Renoir APUs from AMD. (Image source: Weibo)

RedmiBook 13 R laptop with AMD Ryzen 7 4700U delivers muted results on Geekbench 5 that leave it just keeping pace with the Intel Core i7-1065G7

A RedmiBook 13 R laptop has been spotted on Geekbench offering up somewhat muted results, especially in the multi-core test where more could be expected from the AMD Ryzen 7 4700U APU inside it. The scores recorded leave the 8-cor...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 24 May 2020 17:25:00 +0200
The Ryzen 4000G series are compatible with Socket AM4. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Ryzen 4000G series APUs dissected: Biostar confirms up to 60% of desktop Renoir processors

Biostar has confirmed up to 60% of the Ryzen 4000G series, AMD's range of desktop Renoir APUs. Soon to be available with 35 W and 65 W TDPs, there may be up to four editions of the Ryzen 3 4200, Ryzen 5 4400 and Ryzen 7 4700. All ...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 24 May 2020 15:51:00 +0200
The LG V60 ThinQ's dual screen accessory is a useful productivity tool but has unfortunately been subject to bad marketing by LG itself. (Image Source: LG)

LG Poland apologizes after misconceived V60 ThinQ TikTok ad goes viral

LG Poland recently released a highly objectionable video on its official TikTok channel in a bid to promote the V60 ThinQ's dual screen accessory. The ad, instead of promoting the phone and the accessory, seemed to promote sexism....
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 24 May 2020 15:47:00 +0200
The Kirin 1000 will likely be the first 5nm SoC. (Source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei Mate 40 Pro billed to debut with the 5nm Kirin 1000, not the Kirin 1020

Reports over the past few months have claimed Huawei would release the Mate 40 Pro with a Kirin 1020 under the hood. That appears to have been false, though, as the next-gen flagship SoC will likely be the Kirin 1000 instead. The ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 15:06:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

The Samsung Galaxy Note 20+ will be a downgrade on the S20 Ultra in one important aspect

The Galaxy Note 20 phones are just a couple months away from launch at this point, and a new leak has now revealed even more information on the phone. It's hardly good news either, although there may be good reason for the choice.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 May 2020 13:48:00 +0200
Maybe it would be even better as a pure laptop: The Asus ZenBook Flip 14 UX463FA

Asus ZenBook Flip 14: Quality for less than 1,000 Euros

After our review of the Asus ZenBook Flip 15's smaller sibling model, the impression remains that it's more a laptop than a tablet. Since this is exactly the pu...
Intel Core i5-10210U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Sun, 24 May 2020 02:31:00 +0200
May 23
Online streaming is now a prominent source of home entertainment. (Source: Flickr)

67% of US high-speed internet households own at least 1 device that is just for streaming AV content

New market research has found that nearly 70% of all US households with broadband internet own and use at least 1 device along the lines of a smart TV, streaming box, connected DVR or console. This appears to underpin the strong r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The AX1650 is one of Killer's latest products. (Source: Intel)

Intel buys Rivet Networks, the maker of Killer Wi-Fi

Intel has announced that it has acquired Rivet Networks, a company best known for its Killer brand of connectivity modules. The silicon giant asserts that this move will enhance its standing as a proponent of Wi-Fi standardization...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 21:59:00 +0200
Seems the Watch GT series is getting some very direct competition. (Source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei will start a new smartwatch line that matches the Mate series

A leaks site has posted what is claimed to be a new trademarking application filed by Huawei for a "Mate Watch". Therefore, it seems the OEM is making a new wearable specifically intended to go with the phablets of the same name. ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 19:47:00 +0200
RTX-based gaming laptops may be getting more popular. (Source: Lenovo)

The gaming laptop sector of NVIDIA's business is booming

NVIDIA's latest financial report indicates that notebooks now account for 30% of its gaming-related business. The company's chief financial officer (CFO), Collette Kress, attributes this success in part to increased demand for the...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 18:51:00 +0200
The new XPS 15 9500. (Source: Dell)

The new Dell XPS 15's battery is rated for 300 cycles, and apparently that's ok

Dell recently updated the 15-inch XPS variant with the 9500 for 2020. It incorporates some changes that may be welcome, although its battery capacity is reduced compared to its predecessors. A consumer has noticed that it is also ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 23 May 2020 17:55:00 +0200
We may not see AMD HEDT and mainstream desktop Ryzen CPUs next year. (Image Source: AMD)

Rumor | Roadmap enlists AMD processor codenames expected till 2022; No hint of AMD Ryzen desktop CPUs indicated for 2021, but will ARM K12 be revived?

Famous leakster Komachi has enlisted a list of AMD processors across all segments that are expected to launch till 2022. The roadmap offers a great deal of info on what can be expected this year including Threadripper 4000 and Ryz...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 23 May 2020 17:35:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Dell G5 15 Special Edition gaming laptop. (Image source: Dell)

AMD Ryzen 4000-based Dell G5 15 Special Edition gaming laptops available to buy - Ryzen 9 4900H model still MIA but a 120 Hz display option is coming in August

The new AMD Ryzen 4000-powered Dell G5 15 Special Edition gaming laptop can now be purchased from the OEM’s online store. However, the 8-core, 16-thread Ryzen 9 4900H APU is still missing from the lineup. AMD executive Frank Azor ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 May 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Towers of Everland plays well in both landscape and portrait modes

Towers of Everland out on Apple Arcade: first-person dungeon crawler offers a premium alternative to The Elder Scrolls: Blades

Towers of Everland just landed on Apple Arcade. The first-person dungeon crawler offers a more light-hearted experience than The Elder Scrolls: Blades and Legends of Grimrock, without sacrificing content quality. However, poor per...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 23 May 2020 16:59:00 +0200
HP ProBook 430 G7 Laptop  Review: No big improvement with Comet Lake

85% HP ProBook 430 G7 Laptop Review: No big improvement with Comet Lake

Low upgrade potential. Comet Lake and not much more – that is howthe upgrade from HP ProBook 430 G6 to ProBook 430 G7 can be described. Of course, there are some other differences, which we will explore in this comprehensive review.
Intel Core i7-10510U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 23 May 2020 16:30:00 +0200

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