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OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October

In a direct blow to Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE, OnePlus could get the backing and marketing resources from one of the largest carriers in the United States for its upcoming flagship smartphone. Rumors are pointing towards a launch pr...
best workstation laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

August 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
best business laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business 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.
First step is to rival AMD's and Intel's ULV CPUs, then ARM may very well try its hand at desktop processors. (Source: ARM)

ARM planning to release Deimos and Hercules laptop ULV CPUs in 2019-2020

Since the Windows on ARM initiative did not impress too much with this year's Snapdragon-powered laptops, ARM is willing to take matters into its own hands and release CPUs specifically designed for ultrabooks and compact laptops....
Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

84% Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

Can't take the heat. The Precision 3530 is the latest entry-level workstation from Dell. Powered by an Nvidia Quadro P600 and a new Xeon CPU from Intel, the Precision 3530 is a capable machine. Heat management and fan noise leave quite a bit to be desired, however.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P600 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Update | Details of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite revealed in full

Details of Huawei's upcoming Mate trio of devices have surfaced, showing devices with five cameras, wireless charging, and huge batteries.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 expected to outsell its predecessor

Market analysts claimed sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was one of the worst ever in the series but Samsung has other ideas, and also believes the new Note 9 will outsell the Note 8.
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: WCCFTech)

Mi Mix 3 could be coming next month with some of the slimmest bezels the world has ever seen

Word of the Mi Mix 3 has been scarce but there's a chance we get it sometime next month. There's also been word of another Snapdragon 710-powered Xiaomi device in the works.
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Image source: iOS App Store

PUBG Mobile hits 100 million downloads (and that's only in Western markets)

PUBG Mobile crossed 100 million downloads this month, cementing it as one of the most popular Battle Royales for smartphones and tablets. Despite its success, it still trails behind Fortnite, which hit 100 million downloads last m...
Google wants increased market coverage of enterprise data needs. (Source: Google)

Edge TPUs revealed as the future of AI for Google at Next 2018

Google is aiming to bring its Cloud platform and AI solutions to the forefront of enterprise-level computing. The company outlined its plans to do so at its relevant Next '18 event in San Francisco this year. The Edge TPU, which c...
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Traditional powerhouse. Despite the media attention stylish ultrabook workstations such as Dell's XPS 15 receive, traditional portable workstations like the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 are still the backbone of the workstation market. How well does the latest release of Lenovo's conventional ThinkPad powerhouse do? Find out in our extensive review!
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Uber may be headed for trouble if expenses continue to climb. (Image source: stock w/edits, Uber logo via Uber)

Despite earning $2.8 billion in revenue, Uber bleeds $891 million in net losses

Uber lost a net $891 million this quarter as it continues to aggressively invest in new ventures and technologies. Despite bringing in almost $3 billion, the company hemorrhaged cash as it acquired new companies, started new lines...
The A7R III from Sony is one of the most popular full-frame cameras in North America. (Image source: Sony)

Sony is now the leading full-frame camera brand in the United States, deposing Canon

Sony has dethroned Canon as the leading US retailer of full-frame cameras. The milestone will be celebrated with a new "Be Alpha" campaign, which will focus on connecting creatives across North America via social media and pop-up ...
The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)

Update | One of the best value flagships on the market, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, is coming to the US on August 13

Asus' main flagship for the year, the Zenfone 5Z is finally making it over to the US. While currently unavailable, it's said to be on pre-order at the moment and will go on sale on August 13 with a bargain price tag of US$499.
Three new devices. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Motorola launches the Moto P30, Moto E5 Plus, and Z3

Motorola has launched three new devices in China. The E5 Plus and Z3 are known quantities, so the main arrival is the Snapdragon 636-powered Moto P30.
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Xiaomi launches the Android One Mi A2 for the Indian market

Xiaomi released the Mi A2 in India last week, with the device being, for the most part, an Android One rebrand of the Mi 6X. It also fails at being a worthy successor to the popular last-gen Mi A1.
The Apple Car could be a reality by 2023. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Kuo: Make way for the Apple Car in 2023

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's next trillion dollars could come from its services business, AR glass, and Apple Car. The Apple Car is expected to launch sometime between 2023 to 2025 and will be positioned as the 'nex...
US President Donald Trump signs bill that bans ZTE and Huawei hardware from governmental use August 2018

No Huawei and ZTE handsets for the US government, decides President Trump

Although ZTE can sell its products to the civilian consumers all over the US, a recent bill that was signed by Donal Trump bans the government use of any device made by the Chinese brand due to security issues. Even more, this bil...
Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Lenovo ThinkPad T580 (i7-8650U, FHD) Laptop Review

Size matters. Lenovo’s 15-inch isn’t quite up to par with its smaller business offerings, but perhaps today’s configuration—a Core i7-8650U, 16 GB RAM, FHD anti-glare touch display, and NVMe SSD—can help to bridge the gap. We’ll find out in our full review!
Intel Core i7-8650U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Samsung's 16 Gb GDDR6 memory has made its way into the NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs. (Source: Samsung)

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs feature Samsung's 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory

The NVIDIA Quadro RTX GPUs implement Samsung's latest 16 Gigabit GDDR6 memory. The enhanced bandwidth of GDDR6 helps in improved performance and memory efficiency while consuming 35% less power. The Quadro RTX is the first product...
A team of researchers has found that it is possible to compromise a Mac during its initial boot. (Source: CGTrader)

Black Hat USA briefing indicates possible set-up exploits in enterprise-level Macs

Macs are more or less impervious to hacking, right? Not any more, according to two cybersecurity researchers during a briefing at the Black Hat USA Conference 2018. However, the attacks involved are difficult to achieve and need t...
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro Android handset, Xiaomi and Samsung dominate the Indian smartphone market

Xiaomi and Samsung continue to dominate the Indian smartphone market

India remains a solid market for the Chinese smartphone brand, as Xiaomi accounted for no less than 10 million units sold in Q2 2018, which translates to a market share of 29.7 percent. Samsung got the second place, while Vivo and...
The MSI WS65 packs quite a punch in a thin chassis. (Source: MSI)

MSI announces the WS65 mobile workstation powered by Intel Core i9-8950HK and NVIDIA Quadro P4200 graphics

MSI has announced a new mobile workstation for creatives. The WS65 is a professional makeover for the GS65 Stealth Thin and comes with processor options up to the Intel Core i9-8950HK and GPU options up to the NVIDIA Quadro P4200....
The Radeon Pro WX 8200 is almost as powerful as the high-end WX 9100, but the price is more than halved. (Source: Newegg)

AMD announces more affordable Radeon Pro WX 8200 professional GPU

The new Radeon Pro WX 8200 only gets 56 CU and 8 GB HBM2 VRAM, but the Vega 10 GPU can still boost to 1.5 GHz and the memory bandwidth is slightly higher than that of the WX 9100 flagship. Even with these downgrades, the WX 8200 i...
Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Lenovo ThinkPad P1 now official, is the manufacturer's thinnest mobile workstation yet

Expect the same ThinkPad carbon fiber and magnesium alloy finish but in a newer design inspired by the ThinkPad X1 Carbon series. Intel 8th gen Xeon and Quadro GPUs complete the package, but the high starting price of just under $...
Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Lenovo ThinkPad P72: Thinner design & Nvidia Quadro P5200 for Lenovo's most powerful ThinkPad laptop

Apart from introducing their thinnest mobile workstation ThinkPad yet, Lenovo updated their most powerful ThinkPad laptop today as well. The new ThinkPad P72 ditches the DVD drive and opts for a thinner chassis, while also offerin...
Google will not be able to cash in on the Fortnite fun. (Source: Sensor Tower)

Google to miss out more than US$50 million in revenue due to Fortnite Mobile bypassing the Play Store

Google is expected to miss out cashing in on the Fortnite craze due to Epic Games' decision to distribute the Fortnite Mobile APK outside the Play Store. App Store intelligence firm Sensor Tower projects that Google might stand to...
Dell XPS 15 9570 not receiving any hardware updates by the end of 2018 (Source: Dell)

No more updates for the XPS 15 9570 this year, 17-inch XPS might be in the cards, reveals Frank Azor

Those who had any hopes of being able to acquire the Dell XPS 15 9570 updated with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 11 graphics before the end of the year should change their shopping plans because Frank Azor has just confirmed that this machin...
Xiaomi's POCO is a new premium smartphone brand (Source: Xiaomi)

POCO is a Xiaomi sub-brand that targets the high-end sector of the market

The upcoming Pocophone F1 is more than just another Xiaomi handset because this will be the first smartphone by POCO, which is a new sub-brand of the Chinese company. POCO's first effort focuses entirely on speed and sports a Qual...
Intel preparing for "Data-Centric" era (Source: Intel Newsroom)

Intel has sold AI chips worth over US$1 billion last year

The Xeon processors employed by data centers in various artificial intelligence applications provided Intel with over US$1 billion in revenue in 2017, and the future looks even better. According to the company's officials, the dat...
Diablo IV is apparently in the works, but its development might take a few more years. (Source: Blue Moon Game)

Blizzard has multiple Diablo projects in the pipeline

Diablo III is arguably the weakest link in Blizzard's current portfolio, and, although the company is not really pressured by upcoming Korean MMOARPGs, it at least owes it to the fans to hype things up for the Diablo franchise onc...
Qualcomm September 10 event official teaser (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 3100 mobile processor might arrive next month

Although the recent official teasers have not revealed what is this all about, insiders familiar with the matter revealed that Qualcomm will launch a new mobile chip on September 10. As its alleged name suggests, the upcoming Snap...
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the current 10 best office/business notebooks for under 800 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Samsung 4 TB QLC SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of industry's first 4-bit 4 TB SSD for consumers

The new 4 TB 4-bit QLC SSD by Samsung comes with a 3-year warranty period and has a level of performance similar to the company’s 3-bit design. The new SSD for consumers provides read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of u...
Dell XPS 15 9575 convertible facing trackpad problems early August 2018(Source: Dell)

Latest Dell XPS 15 9575 BIOS update comes with a trackpad bug

Although it might not affect all Dell XPS 15 9575 units that were patched with the latest BIOS update, it seems that at least some of this convertible's users are now facing a buggy trackpad. For now, the problem is being investig...
The Mi Max 3. (Source: CNET)

Update | The Snapdragon 710-powered Mi Max 3 Pro is dead in the water, Xiaomi executive confirms

Xiaomi's Director of Product Marketing, Zhi Zhiyuan, has confirmed that the company has no plans of releasing an Mi Max 3 Pro. Previous word claimed that the Pro variant of the newly launched Mi Max 3 would be powered by a Snapdra...
BOY! (Source: PlayStation)

God of War breaks yet another PlayStation sales record as PS4 sales hit cresecendo

God of War was released back in April and it has recorded some fantastic sales numbers on its way to becoming the fastest-selling PlayStation release ever.
The Honor Play. (Source: NDTV)

The new Honor Play is the cheapest Kirin 970-powered device ever

Huawei has now launched its latest device in India. The Honor Play is notable for being the cheapest device to be released with Huawei's flagship Kirin 970 SoC.
The EU might compel Apple to switch to more universal connector standards such as USB-C. (Source: Lifewire)

EU Commission might go after Apple's Lightning Connector

The European Union is looking into the current fragmentation in smartphone connectors and has setup an inquiry to see if a single connector type can be mandated across all smartphones. While the issue of multiple plugs is almost p...
Huawei P20 Pro lineup with notched display

Huawei is the king of the notch, reveals a new smartphone market report

A recent smartphone sales report for the first half of 2018 by Sigmaintell Consulting shows that Huawei shipped more than 25 million handsets (out of a 100 million total) with a notched display during the given period, followed by...
The 2nd generation AMD Ryzen Threadripper CPUs are now available for pre-order. (Source: AMD)

AMD takes wraps off the 2nd generation Threadrippers, pre-orders start today

AMD has announced that its latest HEDT CPUs, the Ryzen Threadripper 2, are available for pre-order starting today for a retail launch on August 13. The second generation Ryzen Threadrippers come in multiple SKUs targeting differen...
The ZTE Axon 7. (Source: Digital Trends)

The much-expected ZTE Axon 9 devices could be on their way soon

Word of ZTE's upcoming flagships has surfaced once again, and it would appear that we will be getting an Axon 9—and a Pro model—soon, perhaps even sooner than one would expect.
The Motorola One on the left, and the Motorola One Power on the right. (Source: Android Headlines)

Update | Android One Motorola One in the works, could be coming on August 2

Apparently, Motorola has two mid-range devices in the works. One is the Motorola One, and the other is the Motorola One Power. Both are Android One devices but it remains unknown what actually separates them.
The rejuvenated Nokia brand has grown massively. (Source: Yle)

Eighteen months after releasing its first device, HMD joins the ranks of the top ten smartphone brands

The biggest headline from Counterpoint Research's newest report on the smartphone market may have been Huawei's dethroning of Apple to become the second-largest smartphone company in the world, but equally impressive is HMD's show...
The PS4 Pro has performed well commercially. (Source: Digital Trends)

Sony releases quarterly sales numbers - Mobile division takes hit, PlayStation sales stay strong

Sony has released its sales numbers for the first quarter of its fiscal year. According to the report, the company's PlayStation division saw sizeable rises in income and profit but the reverse was the case for the floundering mob...
Dell Latitude 5591 (8750H, MX130, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

84% Dell Latitude 5591 (8750H, MX130, Touchscreen) Laptop Review

More power. Equipped with a 45 W Coffee Lake-H CPU and dedicated graphics, the Latitude 5591 is a more potent version of Dell's 15.6-inch mid-range Latitude 5590. The performance is up significantly, but surface temperature and noise level have increased as well.
Intel Core i7-8850H | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
AMD announces new semi-custom Ryzen SoC for Chinese PC makers (Source: AMD)

AMD announces new semi-custom Ryzen SoC for Chinese PC makers

The quad-core 3 GHz Ryzen CPU will integrate a 1.3 GHz Vega-based GPU with 24 Compute Units connected to 8 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. This particular SoC will debut on a gaming console designed specifically for the Chinese market by PC mak...
IT admins are clearly not happy with the quality of Windows 10's monthly updates. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft in denial about concerns regarding shoddy Windows 10 patches

Microsoft MVP Susan Bradley has written an open letter to top management at Microsoft about the quality of Windows 10 patches. She has also pointed to results of her survey of IT admins who are admittedly not very happy with shodd...
MediaTek have been reported as making good, if flat, profits this year. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek's CEO increasingly cautious about smartphone market in coming year

The processor supplier MediaTek have posted an increase in second-quarter profits; however, its sales may have been unchanged compared to last quarter. Accordingly, the company's CEO has predicted a slight downturn in MediaTek's m...

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