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AMD's Radeon RX 590 is a competitive challenger for the new Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660. (Source: eTeknix)

AMD comes out fighting: Pick up a Radeon RX 590 for US$219.99; Vega 56 spotted again at US$279.99

AMD could be planning on some serious product discounting soon. A Gigabyte Radeon RX Vega 56 GAMING OC 8G card has been priced at a very tempting US$279.99 on Newegg for limited time sales, and there has been an RX 590 Special Edi...
ZOTAC's GAMING GeForce GTX 1660 is currently available for US$219.99. (Source: Newegg)

Turing technology for US$219: Nvidia announces the GeForce GTX 1660

Nvidia has officially announced the GeForce GTX 1660 graphics card, the latest addition to the company’s GTX 16-series. Like the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, the new product is based on Turing architecture and comes at the competitive pri...
HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

87% HP ProBook 430 G6 (Core i5-8265U, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

A cheaper EliteBook 830 clone. HP has updated its ProBook series for 2019 with a new design that looks much more like its EliteBook series than past ProBooks. Can the HP ProBook 430 G6, the smallest model in this series, compete against major competitors like the Lenovo ThinkPad L390? Read on to find out in this detailed review.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Samsung's new 12GB LPDDR4X module. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung is about to mass-produce its 12GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM module

Samsung has announced that it is ready to start producing its highest-capacity RAM module for mobile devices. It has a 10-nanometer architecture and should deliver data speeds of up to 34.1 gigabytes (GB) per second. This 12GB low...
Western Digital launches inexpensive SN500 NVMe SSD for the masses (Source: Western Digital)

Western Digital launches inexpensive SN500 NVMe SSD for the masses

NVMe technology is slowly trickling down to more affordable SSDs. The WD Blue SN500 will performance faster than any other drive before it in its family while costing less than a high-end WD Black SSD.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 also has a 'transparent' option. (Source: XDA)

Xiaomi cancels Mi 9 Transparent Edition sales at the last minute

Xiaomi had planned a sales event for the Mi 9 Transparent Edition, as well as the Mi 9 SE, for today (March 14, 2019) in China. However, reports that it has been abruptly cancelled have come in from that country. The OEM cited uni...
The Oculus Rift VR headset was released in 2016. (Source: PCMag)

Oculus Rift is the most popularly used VR headset on Steam

The Oculus Rift virtual reality headset has been surveyed as the most popular VR hardware utilized by Steam users. The rival headset from HTC, the Vive, also has a commanding share of users, but it has seen the gap between itself ...
Upcoming TravelMate X514-51 will be Acer's thinnest professional laptop yet (Source: Acer)

Acer TravelMate X514-51 launching this June to replace the TravelMate X3410

The new 14-inch business laptop will have the distinction of weighing less than 1 kg while still offering Gorilla Glass touchscreen, 15 W ULV Intel CPU options, and a magnesium-lithium magnesium-aluminum alloy chassis that promise...
Can you get your phone back after it goes missing? (Source: Asurion)

An insurance company publishes its report on successful stolen or lost device recovery research

A mobile insurance and device company, Asurion, has announced its findings on a study about missing devices and cases in which their owners managed to get them back. The company reported that having a lockscreen showing a contact ...
The Your Phone app on the new Insider preview can mirror your Android's screen. (Source: Microsoft)

New Windows Insiders build allows for native Android screen-mirroring on PC; only works with certain phones so far

The latest build of Windows 10 available via the Insider program expands the functions of the Your Phone app on the OS. This service, which formerly gave Android users a more convenient way to move their files on their PCs, now su...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

March 2019 Update. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Redmi 7. (Source: GSMArena)

Redmi 7 billed for March 18 launch, retail box teased

Xiaomi's Redmi sub-brand is set to launch its fourth device this year, the Redmi 7, at an event in Beijing on March 18. The budget device will feature a Snapdragon 632, dual rear cameras, and up to 4 GB of RAM.
The China-only AMD Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card has 5.7 billion transistors. (Source: AMD)

AMD launches the midrange Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card for the Chinese market

AMD has announced the availability of the Radeon RX 560 XT graphics card for just the Chinese market. The GPU bridges the wide gap between the Radeon RX 560 and RX 570 and offers a base clock of 973 MHz and a boost clock of 1073 M...
The Asus ZenBook 14 has a Harman Kardon-certified audio system. (Source: Asus)

Asus launches ZenBook 14 (UX431) with Whiskey Lake CPUs and upcoming GeForce MX150 configuration

Asus has announced the ZenBook 14 (UX431). Two configurations of the laptop are currently available, with a third higher-specced option coming in the second quarter of the year. The usual slim ZenBook aesthetic is present with the...
The new Motorola RAZR logo? (Source: SlashLeaks)

The new Motorola 'RAZR' logo emerges in new leak alongside its alleged specs

A slew of leaks and speculations have pointed to the resurrection of the RAZR product line in the release of the first foldable under the Motorola brand. A new post on SlashLeaks consists of the new logo for this putative phone. I...
The Moto G4 Plus. (Source: NDTV)

Update: G4 Plus, Android 8.1 | Eighteen months after the merry-go-round, the Moto G4 and G4 Plus are finally receiving the Oreo update

Motorola promised Oreo for the Moto G4 Plus when it launched in 2016 and went back on its word a year after. Media outcry over that betrayal forced the company's hands, making them promise Oreo as initially agreed. It's been eight...
Not shot by a P30 Pro. (Source: Huawei)

The Huawei P30 Pro's stunning promotional zoom photos were taken with a DSLR after all

Huawei released a bunch of promotional images for the P30 Pro last week. These images all showed incredible zoom and the public may have been fooled into believing them to be a display of the P30 Pro's purported 10x hybrid zoom. W...
The Huawei Mate 20 Pro. (Source: BGR)

In just five months, Huawei has sold 10 million Mate 20 phones

Huawei's Mate 20 phones may have given up their position as the best flagships on the market to the Samsung Galaxy S10 devices, but they've already sold in massive quantities. According to Huawei CEO Richard Yu, the company has sh...
HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

86% HP ProBook 440 G6 (i7, 512 GB, FHD) Laptop Review

Both visual and technical improvements. HP has presented its 14-inch office notebook with a new case and the most up-to-date Intel processor available. Some of its predecessor's weaknesses have clearly been corrected, but does this mean that the current ProBook 440 G6 is better than the last?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.6 kg
The decline in global memory demand will affect Samsung's semiconductor business. (Source: BusinessKorea)

Intel expected to overtake Samsung as world's largest semiconductor supplier as memory sales plummet

Intel is expected to regain the title of world’s largest semiconductor supplier, according to initial forecasts from IC Insights. However, the swapping of places with Samsung seems to be more down to the South Korean manufacturer’...
Sprint's open letter was printed in the New York Times. (Source: Sprint)

Sprint's 5G fight with AT&T intensifies

The Sunday edition of the New York Times has published a full-page advert by Sprint in the form of an open letter to wireless consumers. In the letter, the telecommunications company berates its rival, AT&T, for the use of the ter...
Mellanox provided Nvidia's DGX-1 with InfiniBand Host Channel Adapters. (Source: Mellanox)

Update | Nvidia, Intel, and Xilinx in rumored bidding contest for Mellanox

It has been reported that Nvidia has joined the bidding contest for Mellanox Technologies. Other companies believed to be interested in acquiring the fabless semiconductor firm include Intel and Xilinx. Mellanox, which has corpora...
The Huawei Mate X's immediate successors may not be quite so expensive. (Source: Huawei)

Foldables may become much more affordable in the very near future

Huawei's CEO, Yu Chendong, recently conducted an interview with the German publication, Welt. The executive was tackled on many issues, including foldable phones and their current extravagant prices. He responded by projecting tha...
Intel Cascade Lake official presentation, launch date allegedly set for April 2019 (Source: Wccftech)

Intel Cascade Lake (LGA 3647) coming next month, Cascade Lake-X (LGA 2066) in June

Although there is no official confirmation of the date yet, the latest rumors say that Intel will launch the Cascade Lake processors for the LGA 3647 socket next month. The Cascade Lake-X processors for the LGA 2066, on the other ...
Google is offering 4 months' free YouTube Premium on Galaxy S10 devices. (Source: YouTube)

Some Galaxy S10 customers will get free trials of YouTube Premium & Spotify

The Galaxy S10 flagship series may have already demonstrated that it is having no trouble with its sales. However, Samsung has arranged a few perks to ensure that the new phones keep flying off shelves. They involve YouTube Premiu...
Transparent OLEDs may become more common in the next few years. (Source: Pro Display)

The transparent display market could be worth over US$2 billion in 4 years

Some companies have developed transparent displays to the point where they may be the immediate future of head-mounted, heads-up and state-of-the-art shopfront technology. A new analysis has shown that their market may be worth US...
best budget office laptops

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Budget Office/Business Laptops

March 2019 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.
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

March 2019 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
LG G8 ThinQ flagship goes on sale March 22, 2019 (Source: LG)

LG G8 ThinQ pre-orders starting this Friday in South Korea

Although it comes with a quite a few innovative features and is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 top-of-the-line processor, the new LG G8 ThinQ flagship has a lower price than its predecessor and is also cheaper than most si...
Apex Legends was released at the beginning of February and is free to play. (Source: CGMagazine)

Apex Legends mods have already booted over 355,000 players for cheating

Jay Frechette, the Community Manager for Respawn Entertainment, has shared information about the company’s battle against cheaters, specifically in the smash-hit battle royale game Apex Legends. Apparently, over 355,000 players ha...
The 2009 Palm Pre Plus offered a form of wireless charging in conjunction with a Touchstone charger. (Source: Pocketnow)

Global wireless charging market could be worth over US$30 billion by 2024

It has been predicted that the global wireless charging market could reach a value of US$30.164 billion by 2024, according to a press release from Research and Markets. In contrast, 2018’s value was estimated at US$7.897 billion, ...
The Mi Max 3 is receiving an update to Android 9.0 (Source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3 gets updated to Android 9/MIUI 10

The Xiaomi Mi Max 3, like all Mi Max devices, is sold with the unique feature of having a huge screen. This generation has a 6.9-inch FHD display, which is matched by few other phablets. Units of this model worldwide are now eligi...
The Samsung Galaxy S10+. (Source: Samsung)

Apparently, Samsung Galaxy S10 sales are off the charts

Samsung's newest flagships, the Galaxy S10 trio, were some of the most anticipated devices before they were launched. It would appear that such interest has translated directly into sales, with the devices breaking pre-order recor...
Many gamers, especially PS4 owners, have been reporting a critical bug in Anthem that causes a hard reset. (Source: PlayStation/Sony)

Update | Critical bug in Anthem is causing PS4 consoles to shutdown; PC and Xbox users also reporting hard crashes

Anthem, the new action RPG game from BioWare, is apparently causing hard crashes on PlayStation 4 consoles. A growing number of gamers are taking to both Reddit and Electronic Arts’ Answers HQ to complain about issues with PS4 shu...
Some promotional material for 5G via SK Telecom. (Source: SK Telecom)

South Korea now faces 5G roll-out delays

The South Korean Ministry of Science and ICT has warned that South Korea is likely to miss the current approximate deadline at which 5G should be available in the country. This was estimated to be at the end of March, but now may ...
It seems Eve-Tech may be struggling to fulfill orders for Eve V convertible computers. (Source: Eve-Tech)

Growing concerns over Eve-Tech's unfulfilled orders for Eve V computers

Eve-Tech has just had another flash sale for its Eve V device, with potential customers likely enticed by discounts ranging from US$300 all the way to US$600 for the i7-7Y75 variant. However, there seems to be a growing number of ...
Proton's offices are based in Geneva, Switzerland. (Source: Proton)

The company behind ProtonMail has been awarded €2 million from the EC to develop encrypted services

Proton Technologies AG, the company behind the popular encrypted email service ProtonMail, has issued a press release to reveal it has been awarded €2 million in funding from the European Commission (EC). The company plans on usin...
OneCoin has been called a get-rich-quick scheme. (Source: Bitcoin Exchange Guide)

Leader of OneCoin cryptocurrency pyramid scheme arrested by US authorities

The US Department of Justice, in conjunction with the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, has announced the arrest of Konstantin Ignatov, the so-called “leader” of the supposedly fraudulent OneCoin cryptocu...
Nvidia will end critical updates for Kepler laptops on April 2020 (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia will end critical updates for Kepler laptops on April 2020

Still sporting a 7-year old GeForce GTX 880M gaming laptop? Nvidia has just announced that it will stop delivering security updates for its mobile Kepler-based GPU series in the next 12 months. Desktop Kepler GPUs, however, will n...
CineBench R20 benchmark now available, is 8x more demanding than CineBench R15 (Source: Maxon)

CineBench R20 benchmark now available, is 8x more demanding than CineBench R15

Maxon is doubling down on CPU benchmarking at the cost of GPU benchmarking. The mostly useless OpenGL test is gone for a more demanding CPU benchmark scene requiring SSE3, 4 GB of RAM, and Intel Embree ray-tracing support.
This render represents the upcoming OnePlus 7 on a sales listing page. (Source: GizTop)

The OnePlus 7 surfaces as a product on a retailer's website

Months ahead of its launch, the OnePlus 7 has appeared in sale-page form on the retail website GizTop. It contains a list of specs with many details that may be plausible for this new release. On the other hand, there is no guaran...
The Samsung Galaxy S10e also introduces this color to the flagship line. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is available on Boost Mobile from today

The Samsung Galaxy S10e is one of the new additions to the flagship series. It has the smallest screen (and price) of all its variants, yet retains many of the new features associated with it. The S10e has been made available on B...
The new Leica Q2. (Source: Leica)

Leica unveils the second-generation Q camera, with 4K and an improved imaging sensor

Leica has launched the Q2, the second generation of its high-end full-frame sensor module. It is capable of 4K/UHD recording, 47.3-megapixel image capture, and expanded crop functions. The new Leica Q2 also has some degree of wate...
The Bluesphere charging stand allows for phone use during wireless charging. (Source: hurkins)

A new kind of smartphone stand may solve common wireless charging problem

Wireless charging is becoming increasingly popular with mobile device designers, particularly at the higher end of the market. However, it is associated with a potentially significant problem: the inability to use a phone effectiv...
The Mi 9 offers some proof that Xiaomi can do high-end too. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi may abandon the more budget-friendly ends of its market in the future: company CEO

Xiaomi has made its name by offering phones that could be seen as value-for-money in the past. However, its CEO, Lei Jun, has unveiled plans that involve the company turning its back on this strategy in the future. He has said tha...
The compact disc is now 40 years old 8 March 2019

Happy Birthday: The compact disc has been around for four decades

Although it became commercially available more than three years later, the compact disc as we know it was demonstrated for the international press by Philips on March 8, 1979. Later that month, Sony joined in and the two companies...
Players have to "scavenge, fight, and survive" in Firestorm. (Source: YouTube/JROBtheFinesser)

Leaked video offers insight into Battlefield V's upcoming Firestorm battle royale mode

An alleged video of Firestorm, the battle royale mode for Battlefield V, has been uploaded to YouTube. The clip is configured as an introduction and tutorial, showing off the huge battleground and the numerous weapons and vehicles...
The Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gallardo is overclockable. (Source: Manli)

Manli announces GeForce GTX 1660 Ti with twin coolers and overclockable Gallardo variant

Hong Kong-based manufacturer Manli has announced two new variants of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card. The Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti and Manli GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Gallardo both come with twin cooling fans and two compo...
The Essential PH-1. (Source: Twitter)

Patent further corroborates rumors of the Essential PH-2 sporting an in-display selfie camera

Time after time, information continues to allude to the potential release of a second-generation Essential Phone. While nothing is certain, we could be set to get a PH-2, and a patent filed by Essential points towards an in-displa...
The MediaTek Helio P90's predecessor may be an even higher-end SoC. (Source: MediaTek)

An upcoming 7nm MediaTek SoC will also be 5G-capable

A MediaTek business executive has told Android Authority that the company is working on a chip that has a 7-nanometer (nm) architecture and will have 5G connectivity. This processor may out-perform the Helio P90, the company's cur...

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