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ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga is too thin

Lenovo expands its ThinkPad X1-series with the X1 Titanium Yoga, an expensive business convertible. It is just 11.5 mm thin and also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but you have to make compromises.
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 10:16:00 +0200
The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader

The Lenovo ThinkBook 14 G2 is interesting because of its SD card reader

Laptop manufacturers have often been accused by some of being "obsessed with slimness". A casualty of the trend towards increasingly thinner laptops are full-size SD card slots. This makes the few models that still have SD card sl...
Benjamin Herzig, Sun, 11 Apr 2021 08:13:00 +0200
A first look at the Yoga Tab 13? (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo teases a Chinese launch for what might become the Yoga Tab 13 globally

A Weibo account associated with Lenovo has released teasers for a new tablet called the Yoga Pad Pro - which might prove to be the Chinese variant of a slate to be called the Yoga Tab 13 in international markets. It is to be accom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 20:53:00 +0200
Half a billion LinkedIn accounts have been allegedly scraped. (Source: LinkedIn)

The contents of 500 million LinkedIn accounts is reportedly up for sale

A user of a "popular hacker forum" claims to have scraped the data from approximately 500 million LinkedIn accounts - personal information such as names, email addresses and phone numbers included - and now plans to sell it at auc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 19:17:00 +0200
Microsoft's new cooling solution for datacenter-scale servers. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft debuts liquid cooling for datacenters at a US development facility

Microsoft has implemented what it calls the world's first liquid-cooling system for high-performance computing (HPC), at a datacenter located in Washington, US. This prototype rig type uses a custom-designed, electronics-safe diel...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 17:42:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 9 5950X has been subject to some ruthless price-gouging by certain retailers. (Image source: AMD/various - edited)

Sky-high AMD Ryzen 9 5950X prices provide an unsettlingly discouraging snapshot for PC builders of the effects of the 2021 global chip shortage

A timely reminder has been shared of how the current global chip famine has affected processor prices, in this case specifically for the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X. While retailers who have tried to stay close to MSRP are invariably out of...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 10 Apr 2021 14:17:00 +0200
An alleged official poster for the Tab A7 Lite. (Source: Voice)

Galaxy Tab A7 Lite: Samsung's support website hints at an imminent launch for the new budget slate

Some recent leaks have pointed to the prospect of a Lite version of the Galaxy Tab A7. Now, the addition of a new device to the support sections of a number of national Samsung websites may suggest this slate is nearly here. Accor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 13:55:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

84% Lenovo ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 Tiger Lake review: Office laptop with poor endurance

Silver laptop for SMEs. Black laptops are out - at least in some segments. Lenovo tries to attract such customers in the business sector as well and offers an alternative to ThinkPads with the ThinkBook series. Apart from the design, the ThinkBook 14 Gen 2 doesn't differ that much from the ThinkPad E14 Gen 2.
Intel Core i5-1135G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 80EUs | 14.00" | 1.5 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 09 Apr 2021 08:13:00 +0200
A 5G HTC phone. (Source: HTC)

HTC insists it is not quite dead yet with plans for new 5G phones and extended reality equipment to launch in 2021

Not much has been heard of HTC since it launched its Desire 21 Pro in January 2021. However, the OEM reportedly intends to stay in the smartphone industry for at least the rest of this year, with new 5G devices ready to go from th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 23:55:00 +0200
Durabook S14I Rugged Laptop Review: Durable 11th Gen Tiger Lake

Durabook S14I Rugged Laptop Review: Durable 11th Gen Tiger Lake

One step above semi-rugged. The Durabook S14I inherits many features of modern Ultrabooks and then some including the latest Intel U-series CPUs, NVMe SSDs, Wi-Fi 6, and USB-C with support for both Power Delivery and DisplayPort. The usual drawbacks remain, but they are a bit easier to overlook.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 14.00" | 3 kg
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 20:19:00 +0200
MINISFORUM HM50 mini PC US$100 discount April 2021 (Source: MINISFORUM)

Deal | MINISFORUM's April sale: UM340 for 12 percent less, US$100 discount for the HM50, and US$50 off for the U820/U850

The Easter Sale campaign ran by MINISFORUM includes tempting deals on the brand's most popular devices, including the HM50 (US$100 for the first 100 units sold), UM270 and UM820/850 (US$50 off), as well as a mere US$20 off for the...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 17:25:00 +0200
Sony camera sensors remain the most popular in smartphones. (Image: Sony)

Sony still the top dog in smartphone camera sensor market, Samsung trails in second place

Sony remains the number one supplier of camera sensors to smartphone OEMs globally, according to Strategy Analytics. Coming in a distant second place is Samsung with Omnivision in third place followed by other vendors.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 12:48:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition, now often two times as expensive as last year (Source: eBay)

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition sold for US$2,999.99... but this is a "good" price

The latest high-end video cards from NVIDIA are priced really high and the prices of custom designs make the US$2,999.99 tag on a GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition that has just been sold on eBay look like a bargain. For example, ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 11:28:00 +0200
Yup. Razer is selling shorts and tank tops now for $69.99 USD and more (Source: Razer)

Yup. Razer is selling shorts and tank tops now for $69.99 USD and more

The manufacturer is fighting pollution in the most Razer way possible: by selling green and black apparel to fund the recovery of floating plastics in the ocean. So, when are we getting a pair of Razer underwear?
Allen Ngo, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 04:00:00 +0200
Part of the Huawei Watch 3's alleged UI. (Source: Weibo)

Rumor | The Huawei Watch 3 will be a premium wearable that runs on HarmonyOS

Huawei is now thought to have a new smartwatch on the way. A Weibo-based leaker now asserts that it is to be called the Watch 3 and is not to be a 'sports' model. This source also believes that the OEM will install a "full" versio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 08 Apr 2021 00:11:00 +0200
The Super Mario Bros box. (Source: Wikipedia)

A rare mint copy of Super Mario Bros for the NES breaks records for games sold at auctions

An unboxed copy of the game Super Mario Bros for the legacy Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) console has reportedly sold at auction for US$660,000. This is the largest final asking price for a video game yet. The item in questi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 23:25:00 +0200
Another example of a port-less phone. (Source: Meizu)

Rumor | OPPO has a concept phone with concealable ports and cameras in the works

A well-known leaker now claims that OPPO is working on a prototype mobile device with that ever-popular "port-less" design in mind. However, it seems the OEM has struck a unique balance between function and looks in this concept, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 19:13:00 +0200
Flexispot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair hands-on

Flexispot Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair hands-on

The Soutien Ergonomic Office Chair from Flexispot is a solidly built and well-designed chair that offers good comfort and support at a reasonable price. However, the chair lacks the setup options and flexibility of other office chairs, ultimately limiting its market.
Sam Medley, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 16:31:00 +0200
Qualcomm is looking at TSMC to manufacture some of its upcoming hardware

TSMC to manufacture some of Qualcomm's 5nm and 6nm parts

A new report tells us that Qualcomm has secured a deal with TSMC to manufacture some parts on the latter's 5nm and 6nm process node. Whether this is for bolstering existing Snapdragon 888 capacities or for an entirely different li...
Anil Satyanarayana, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 15:36:00 +0200
Atari may slowly pivot from gaming to blockchain. (Image via Atari)

Atari leans further into crypto with creation of Atari Blockchain division, splits gaming business into separate division

Atari announced the creation of two new divisions under the main Atari Group. Atari Gaming will continue to manage the company's gaming division, including game development, the VCS console, and the licensing of recognizable Atari...
Sam Medley, Wed, 07 Apr 2021 06:15:00 +0200
The Xperia 1 III looks a lot like its predecessor, but with improved cameras. (Image source: Olixar)

Case manufacturer reveals Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III designs ahead of their April 14 launch

Sony is launching the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III in a few days, but a case manufacturer is already selling cases for both devices. The listings reveal the designs of both devices too, confirming the revised rear-facing cameras...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 23:01:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga Review: High-End-Business-Convertible with Intel EVO and Titanium chassis

The thinnest ThinkPad has to make some compromises. The new ThinkPad X1 Titanium Yoga uses expensive materials and is Lenovo’s new flagship business convertible. It is also the thinnest ThinkPad so far, but that results in some compromises, for example in terms of performance as well as input devices.
Intel Core i7-1160G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.50" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 22:42:00 +0200
A Nokia phone on Android Go. (Source: Nokia)

Rumor | Nokia is slated to ditch stock Android for its own new customized UI

Nokia has reportedly posted a new job listing for a UX designer. This position's remit will apparently involve producing an optimal user experience both for mobile devices and online. The OS in question is not mentioned; however, ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 18:06:00 +0200
This may end up being a rare hands-on photo of the LG Rollable. (Image source: NRRA)

LG V70 ThinQ lands on AI Benchmark as the LG Rollable turns up at a South Korean certification agency

LG's mobile division is coming to an end, but new sightings of the V70 and Rollable suggest that the pair were at late stages of development. Hands-on photos of both have surfaced, while a benchmark listing has confirmed that LG h...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 17:43:00 +0200
ARCFOX teases its first Huawei-tuned car. (Source: Weibo)

The first-gen "Huawei Car" is on the way

Recent rumors of Huawei's planned entry into the electric vehicle market seem to have been given more weight today thanks to the well-known leaker @RODENT950. It seems that the first car developed in partnership with the OEM will ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 16:18:00 +0200
Google Pixel 5 flagship gets GPU boost with April 2021 software update (Source: Google)

Pixel 5 update brings massive GPU performance boost

The April 2021 security update for the Google Pixel series comes with connectivity, camera, and stability improvements for the entire lineup, but the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G get a noticeable gaming performance boost. However, the ...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 12:06:00 +0200
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, resurrected in 2021 (Source: HeatWare)

NVIDIA silently resurrects the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti

Introduced in early March 2017 with a price tag that read US$699 and discontinued in the meantime, the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is now apparently being produced again. For now, it looks like older units that were sent for RMA ar...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 06 Apr 2021 10:17:00 +0200
The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

The Best Notebooks for Photo and Video Editing

March 2021 Update. The requirements for a laptop that is going to be used primarily for video and photo editing are rather unique. For example, a top-notch display paired with excellent application performance are two absolute must-haves. The following table contains an overview over the best laptops that meet the basic requirements for a portable workstation with a focus on video and photo editing.
Florian Schmitt, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 21:36:00 +0200
LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

86% LG Gram 16 16T90P Convertible Review: Lighter Than Most 15.6-inch Laptops

Rare 16-inch 2-in-1. LG is expanding its Gram series this year to include a 16-inch Gram 16 convertible. It might sound bulky on paper, but the laptop is actually much lighter than it looks.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 16.00" | 1.5 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 19:49:00 +0200
The MatePad Pro 2's alleged desktop. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei MatePad Pro 2: new leaks may show how HarmonyOS will look as a tablet UI

The Huawei MatePad Pro 2 is currently touted as an upcoming rival to the iPad Pro or Samsung Galaxy Tab S7-series slates. According to a Weibo-based tipster, it might launch with HarmonyOS in China, at least. This new leak include...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 16:52:00 +0200
Most affordable OnePlus 9 Pro is nowhere to be found yet as of early April 2021

OneMore Delay: 8/128 GB OnePlus 9 Pro not available yet

Although the brand-new OnePlus 9 Pro flagship is available for purchase from multiple retailers, only the ~US$1,000 model with 12/256 GB of memory/storage can be ordered right now. The version with 8/128 GB is nowhere to be found ...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 12:12:00 +0200
A huge number of Facebook accounts might be in danger after data from a 2019 leak surfaces online

Failbook: Personal data of roughly 530 million accounts from 106 countries leaks online

Although the data breach in question today apparently took place back in 2019, it is quite disturbing to find out that more than 500 million Facebook accounts are now in danger since the database has surfaced online in a freely ac...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 11:13:00 +0200
The end is finally here for LG's smartphone division

LG has officially exited the smartphone business for good

LG Electronics has officially shut down its smartphone division, with its closure date set for July 31. Existing LG smartphones and peripherals will be available for purchase via regular channels until stocks last. Software suppor...
Anil Satyanarayana, Mon, 05 Apr 2021 09:02:00 +0200
The original Series X fridge. (Source: Microsoft)

No joke: the Xbox Series X mini-fridge is apparently on the way

The idea of a more portable refrigerator styled after the latest Xbox Series X console - one that you might be able to buy soon, moreover - sounds like the most April Fool’s Day thing ever. However, a Microsoft executive still sta...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 22:28:00 +0200
The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The ThinkPad X1 Fold has a foldable OLED touchscreen, but it's no fun in everyday use

The concept of the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold is innovative, but neither the hardware nor the software are ready for a foldable convertible. Our review reveals even further problems, and above all, the X1 Fold is simply not fun to us...
Andreas Osthoff, Sun, 04 Apr 2021 02:31:00 +0200
LG US' new EPA award. (Source: LG)

LG wins a top US award for responsible recycling

The US' Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has conferred a Sustainable Materials Management (SMM) Electronics Challenge Award (Gold Tier) on the electronics giant LG. It has earned this accolade thanks to the recycling programs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 16:47:00 +0200
AMD has apparently ramped up Ryzen 5000 supply by 20% for Q2 2021. (Image source: AMD/CIO - edited)

AMD ramps up Ryzen 5000 supply to counter Rocket Lake availability advantage

AMD will reportedly improve the supply of its much-desired Ryzen 5000 chips during the second quarter of 2021. Huge demand has overwhelmed the chip designer, leading to price premiums being placed on SKUs like the Ryzen 9 5900X an...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 12:53:00 +0200
Thousands of games have been affected by Sony's controversial decision. (Image source: PSNow - edited)

PS3, PS Vita, and PSP owners will lose purchase access to a combined 2,200 digital-only games due to upcoming PlayStation Store closures

According to a new report, the upcoming PlayStation Store closures for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable will result in the removal from purchase of over 2,200 digital-only games. Ironically, some of th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 03 Apr 2021 10:11:00 +0200
The first-gen Huawei Display. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei releases its 23.8-inch monitor to the UK market

The electronics giant Huawei launched its first PC display in 2020. This 23.8-inch peripheral has an FHD IPS panel, and is mostly directed at enterprise-grade customers. It is also now available in a new market: the UK.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 23:05:00 +0200
TSMC to the rescue. (Image Source: Asia Times)

TSMC wants to solve the global chip shortages with $100 billion investment in new worldwide production facilities

TSMC is ready to implement a solution for the ongoing global semiconductor shortages that will require $100 billion in investments. The plan is to build new production facilities in the U.S., Europe and Taiwan and have these ready...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 16:14:00 +0200
The LG Wing may be one of the last smartphones that LG releases. (Image source: LG)

LG Mobile's closure would be a sad loss for smartphone fans

According to a new report, LG has decided to close its smartphone mobile division. LG will publicly announce its decision on April 5, bringing to an end a smartphone company that innovated where others did not. Unfortunately, the ...
Column by Alex Alderson, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 14:47:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has been nicknamed

Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro sales rake in the equivalent of over US$182 million in 60 seconds for Xiaomi as the "SuperPhone" has its India price tag leaked

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11 Pro are already proving themselves to be big sellers for the Chinese manufacturer, by collectively raking in more than 1.2 billion yuan in sales in just one minute. The price tag for the Mi 11 Ultr...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 11:22:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

77% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Fold laptop in review: Revolutionary or overpriced experiment?

Foldable OLED tablet. With the ThinkPad X1 Fold, Lenovo presents the first laptop with a foldable OLED panel. However, it has to deal with many limitations in everyday use. We want to find out whether the X1 Fold justifies the high price or whether you should rather avoid the technology experiment.
Intel Core i5-L16G7 | Intel UHD Graphics G7 (Lakefield GT2 64 EU) | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Fri, 02 Apr 2021 02:03:00 +0200
The Analogue Pocket can play cartridges from multiple platforms natively, including the Game Boy Advance. (Image source: Analogue)

Analogue Pocket: Luxury Game Boy lookalike delayed again until October 2021

The Analogue Pocket is, arguably, one of the most exciting retro consoles thanks to its ability to play cartridges natively. Unfortunately, the ongoing chip shortage has delayed the console's release again, this time until October...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 21:30:00 +0200
Graphics cards will probably be like gold dust in a year, if Foxconn is correct. (Image source: NotebookCheck)

Foxconn predicts that the global chip shortage will remain until at least mid-2022

According to a new report, Foxconn believes that the current chip shortage will continue until at least the middle of next year. Foxconn, which supplies parts to Apple, Dell, Nintendo, and Sony, expects the situation to worsen bet...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 20:30:00 +0200
The new Summit Flip models come with MSI's proprietary pen. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI announces Summit E13 & E16 Flip slim and light business convertibles

The new E13 Flip and E16 Flip come with thin and light CNC-cut aluminum chassis and feature 16:10 touchscreens complete with an MSI Pen. These are among the fist models to feature the Wi-Fi 6E standard and also come with up to an ...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 01 Apr 2021 14:07:00 +0200
The Witcher 3's next-gen update is slated for release in 2H 2021. (Image source: CD Projekt)

CD Projekt announces a 2021 roadmap update for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series; Cyberpunk multiplayer delayed until at least 2022

CD Projekt has revealed its 2021 update roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher franchise. Revealed is stretching it somewhat in the case of Cyberpunk 2077 though, as its multiplayer modes and expansions are out of scope for 20...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:33:00 +0200
Deal | Clearance discount brings the featherweight Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano below the $1,000 mark

Deal | Clearance discount brings the featherweight Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano below the $1,000 mark

The Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano Gen 1 is the lightest ThinkPad laptop to this day. With a new deal in Lenovo's US store, it is now more affordable than it has ever been before.
Benjamin Herzig, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 21:02:00 +0200
The v9 architecture is rated to encompass a wide range of pressing computing needs. (Source: Arm)

Arm unveils its latest v9 architecture as a solution for the AI- and security-focused future

The ubiquitous chip-design IP-holder Arm perceives the future as one in which processing demands will trend strongly towards AI and data-security needs while moving away from general computing. The company aims to meet it with its...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 31 Mar 2021 18:40:00 +0200
Xiaomi has already had a hand in bringing a car to market, the Bestune T77, but not an electric one. (Image source: Bestune)

Xiaomi confirms that it is getting into the electric vehicle industry with a US$10 billion investment

Xiaomi has confirmed its entry into the electric car industry with a new Smart Electric Vehicles company. According to an official announcement, Xiaomi will invest US$10 billion dollars in its new venture over the next decade.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 17:30:00 +0200
The Galaxy S20 FE. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE: a new variant with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, but without 5G, may be on the way

The FE is a popular and well-priced variant of Samsung's Galaxy S20 range. New leaks suggest that the OEM is not quite done with its release cycle yet, as it now has a 4G/LTE-only version of its Snapdragon 865-powered SKU ready to...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 16:48:00 +0200
OnePlus 9 sales start in China. (Source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 9 series makes ~US$46 million in 10 seconds on its Chinese-market release

OnePlus has contributed to what is already an action-packed day for the mobile device market by releasing its new 9 flagship series in China. It has announced that the 2 phones combined raked in 300 million yuan (nearly US$46 mill...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 15:54:00 +0200
Prices for the Acer Nitro 5 and Asus TUF Dash F15 are likely to be raised soon. (Image source: Acer/Asus - edited)

Acer and Asus laptop price hikes incoming

A report from a Taiwanese media site has revealed that both Acer and Asus appear to be planning on implementing price hikes on their popular laptop ranges. The continuing high demand for notebooks and mobile workstations has led t...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 30 Mar 2021 12:25:00 +0200
DxOMark's new king is the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra (Source: DxOMark)

DxOMark: Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra is the new king

Although the full review is not live yet, the final scores are public, and one thing is certain: the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is DxOMark's new king. The overall score of 143 is the result of the following areas: 148 (photo), 100 (zoom),...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 17:59:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra have the price tags to reflect their specs and designs. (Image source: Xiaomi/TechBuffPH - edited)

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra prices leaked: Expect to pay north of US$1,000 for the top-end Ultra configuration

The full specs and price tags for both the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra have been leaked just a few hours before they are officially launched. The Mi 11 Pro apparently starts at 4,999 yuan (US$763) while the Mi 11 Ultra...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 29 Mar 2021 10:03:00 +0200
The Director's Cut will launch with full voice acting (Image source: ZA/UM)

1 million words of text voice-acted: massive RPG Disco Elysium gets Director's Cut with full voice acting on March 30th

ZA/UM's remarkably political RPG is set to receive a major upgrade on March 30th. The Director's Cut of Disco Elysium will include new narrative content as well as full voice acting, fleshing out hundreds of thousands of lines of ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 28 Mar 2021 14:18:00 +0200
Some current Huawei TVs. (Source: Huawei)

Rumor | Huawei's next smart TV will have speakers tuned by Devialet

According to some recent leaks, Huawei is about to launch a new series of TVs. The OEM is also now said to have partnered with the sound specialist Devialet for these putative 2021 smart screens' audio solutions. This collaboratio...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 20:17:00 +0100
The OnePlus 9 series. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus 9 series: Verizon announces the phones' certification for its 5G network

The flagship OnePlus 9 series initially encountered a stumbling block on its launch in the US market: it was not compatible with Verizon's 5G service. However, the new Android phones now have a better shot at attracting those who ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 17:41:00 +0100
The Ricoh Theta Z1 51GB. (Source: Ricoh)

Ricoh's latest Theta 360-degree camera has more internal storage than ever before

The Ricoh Theta Z1 is this brand's latest miniature camera for 360-degree, spherical captures. It can achieve these in a single shot at a resolution of 6720x3360, and can also be used for all-around 4K/30fps video. Furthermore, it...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 16:41:00 +0100
Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano with13-inch 2K IPS display, Thunderbolt 4, 11th gen Core i5, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB NVMe SSD is on sale for just $1199 USD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Latest Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Nano with 13-inch 2K IPS display, Thunderbolt 4, 11th gen Core i5, 16 GB RAM, and 1 TB NVMe SSD is on sale for just $1199 USD

The laptop is barely four months old and retailers are already heavily discounting the model. The ThinkPad X1 Nano is an even smaller version of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon equipped with Thunderbolt 4 and an Intel Tiger Lake CPU.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 06:18:00 +0100
The original Surge chipset. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi hints at a debut for its new in-house chipset at the Mi 11 Ultra launch event

Xiaomi is slated to launch the Ultra version of the Mi 11, not to mention the latest generation of the Mi Mix line, on March 29, 2021. It now seems that another kind of product might take the stage alongside them: a new Surge SoC....
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 27 Mar 2021 00:21:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkPad P14s shows: AMD Ryzen Pro can work in workstations

Lenovo ThinkPad P14s shows: AMD Ryzen Pro can work in workstations

AMD Ryzen CPUs have taken parts of the market by storm since Ryzen 4000 came out. One area that has been left largely untouched: Mobile workstation. Too bad, as the Lenovo ThinkPad P14s Gen 1 shows that AMD Ryzen and workstation c...
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 20:53:00 +0100
The Black Shark 4 and Redmi K40 series have sold well so far. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi celebrates exceptional Black Shark 4 and Redmi K40 series sales figures

The Black Shark 4 series has made a remarkable start, but so has Xiaomi's new Redmi K40 smartphones. According to Xiaomi, the Black Shark 4 series generated CNY 200 million (~US$30.5 million) in sales in its initial five minutes, ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 19:49:00 +0100
LG releases its 2021 OLED TVs. (Source: LG US)

LG announces US pricing and availability for its 2021 4K OLED TVs

LG has announced that the release of its latest A1-, C1- and G1-series of 4K OLED TVs to the US market has begun. They start at US$1,299 for a 48-inch model, although the highest-end 83-inch C1 variant is $6,000. Most models are a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 18:59:00 +0100
Xiaomi could enter the autonomous vehicles industry soon

Xiaomi could announce an electric vehicle at its hardware launch event

Sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters that Xiaomi plans on launching an EV by 2023. It will allegedly Chinese carmaker Great Wall's infrastructure and engineering expertise to manufacture the vehicle. We could hear mo...
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 17:14:00 +0100
Could Microsoft be about to buy Discord? (Source: Discord, Microsoft)

The prospect of a Microsoft/Discord merger escalates with serious speed

The idea of Discord being bought out by Microsoft in a billion-dollar deal has mostly been dismissed as clickbait fuel - until now. The Wall Street Journal has reported that the Redmond giant and chat-service stalwart are indeed i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 16:07:00 +0100
The current Apple electric car project,

Apple Car patents for nighttime sensing and LiDAR system point to Cupertino's concerns over self-driving vehicle safety

Newly granted patents have been spotted concerning the Apple Car project. One focuses on improving night vision by utilizing a long-wave infrared sensor while the other describes a laser-based depth-sensing system, or LiDAR. A sel...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 26 Mar 2021 06:57:00 +0100
Steve Jobs' application sells for an incredible amount. (Source: BidSpotter)

An original Steve Jobs employment application sells at auction for well over US$200,000

A surprising piece of Steve Jobs memorabilia has changed hands for a six-figure USD sum at a London auction. Rather than being an original Apple 1 or anything like that, it consists of a printed sheet of paper, filled out by the i...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 17:13:00 +0100
Xiaomi phones might get more expensive soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's vice-president warns of price hikes for its smartphones as the chip shortage reaches for their market

Xiaomi's vice-president, Wang Xiang, has reportedly intimated that the global chip-shortage may lead to increased starting prices for this OEM's mobile devices. The executive made comments to this general effect during the company...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 25 Mar 2021 16:14:00 +0100
Apple will be unable to stop patent offices revealing designs that it has developed. (Image source: USPTO - edited)

Apple to crack down on leaks with surveillance cameras, background checks and biometric data collection

Apple has established new security regulations with supply chain partners, supposedly to stop the emergence of leaks of unreleased devices. The changes, which will mainly affect factory workers, include collecting biometric data a...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 24 Mar 2021 20:42:00 +0100

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Redaktion, 2018-07-11 (Update: 2018-07-11)