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Apr 10
Will the new Nvidia GeForce Super Max-Q GPUs be any relevant? Let's take a closer look at the benchmarks (Image source: Nvidia)

How will the upcoming Nvidia Super Max-Q GPUs fit in the already bloated lineup of standard RTX and Max-Q RTX options? Let's take a closer look at the benchmarks

Will the new Nvidia GeForce Super Max-Q GPUs be any relevant in the laptop space? There isn't a lot of room and some performance overlap could be inevitable based on our benchmarks on almost 100 different GeForce RTX laptops already in the market.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 21:26:00 +0200
Android 10 on the Mi A3 remains a mess. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi pulls Android 10 update for Mi A3 again following repeated complaints

The Mi A3 is not out of the woods yet, as Xiaomi keeps pushing buggy Android 10 updates to the device. Now, it has emerged that the company has pulled the latest Android 10 update following a litany of complaints from owners.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 19:05:00 +0200
Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been banned in China. (Image via Nintendo w/ edits)

China bans import sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Import sales of Animal Crossing: New Horizons have been halted and banned in China. Though the reasons for the ban are still unknown, a likely cause is the use of the game's online features by protestors to speak out against the C...
Sam Medley, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:56:00 +0200
The new GeForce MX series is due in 2H 2020. (Image source: NVIDIA)

Possible NVIDIA GeForce MX450 spotted with TU117 GPU, 540 MHz base clock and 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM on 3DMark

NVIDIA is bringing its Turing architecture to its GeForce MX series, an example of which has now appeared on 3DMark. Sporting a 540 MHz base clock and 2 GB of GDDR6 VRAM, the possible GeForce MX450 is based on the TU117 GPU, the s...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:55:00 +0200
The first-gen Ace. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO Ace2 will launch on April 13, 2020; high refresh rate and touch-sampling rate confirmed

OPPO has officially announced that it will launch a new phone called the Ace2 later in April 2020. This device is also slated to support a 90 hertz (Hz) refresh rate, along with a 180Hz touch-sampling rate. These gaming-focused sp...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 18:31:00 +0200
Image via Apple

2018 Mac Mini pops up in Apple's refrubished store

Apple is now selling the 2018 Mac Mini desktop in its refurbished store. Prices start at US $599 for a Mini with a quad-core Core i3 CPU, 8 GB of DDR4 RAM, and a 128 GB PCIe SSD. While this might be more expensive than an equivale...
Sam Medley, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:55:00 +0200
The LG Style3. (Source: LG)

The Snapdragon 845-powered LG Style3 makes a stealthy entrance into the Japanese market

With little fanfare, LG has released a new phone, the Style3, in Japan. It has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of fixed storage, but also rocks a 1440p display and Qualcomm's 2018 flagship SoC. This phone is only available through the carrier...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:55:00 +0200
The Honor 30 line may also get the Pro Plus treatment. (Source: Huawei)

New leaks add a Pro Plus variant and 40W charging to the upcoming Honor 30 series

Honor is already thought to bring a P40 Pro-esque 50MP main camera to its impending new flagships, the 30 and 30 Pro. Now, there are indications that the brand is making this series even more like the new Huawei flagships, with an...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 17:24:00 +0200
Have we not been here before, Microsoft? (Image source: The Verge)

Coronavirus kills hopes of a 2020 release for the Surface Neo and any Windows 10X devices

Rumour has it that we will not be seeing the Surface Neo or Windows 10X this holiday season after all. Thought to be because of the pandemic, the delay means that there will be no Windows 10X devices this year, either. Are we surp...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 16:41:00 +0200
The camera design of the Pixel 4a XL looks surprisingly like that of the Pixel 4 series, pictured. (Image source: Google)

Is the Google Pixel 4a XL on its way after all?

A listing imaginatively titled "Google Pixel 4a XL Replacement New Battery Back Cover Door" has appeared on eBay France, sparking rumours about Google releasing a second mid-range Pixel this year. While Google has apparently cance...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:43:00 +0200
The refreshed GPUs should be available for laptop OEMs starting April 15. (Image Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia sneaks refreshed RTX 2060 / 2070 Max-P laptop GPUs along with the new Super lineup

The refreshed RTX 2060 / 2070 laptop GPUs have slightly higher clocks compared to the original Max-P versions and they feature similar hardware optimizations from the Super SKUs, including lower-voltage GDDR6 VRAM and improved cur...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:32:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5 concept design features cooling vents and the PlayStation logo on opposing sides. (Image source: Snoreyn/LetsGoDigital)

This PlayStation 5 concept design from Snoreyn is so convincing it could be mistaken for the real PS5 console

Snoreyn (aka designer Giuseppe Spinelli) has often impressed with a number of PS5-related concept designs and this latest effort is no different. The talented artist seems to have combined design language from the PS4 and the Dual...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 15:21:00 +0200
Schenker VIA 15

83% Schenker VIA 15 Laptop Review: a lightweight AMD notebook

Portable and robust. The Schenker VIA 15 is a 15-inch notebook that has good looks and promising specifications. But there are some peculiarities that potential buyers should be aware of. Find out more in our review.
AMD Ryzen 5 3500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 15.6" | 1.4 kg
Mike Wobker, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:59:00 +0200
EMB-2237-AI: The Pico-ITX board features an NXP i.MX8M processor. (Image source: Estone Technology)

Estone Technology EMB-2237-AI, a Raspberry Pi-sized SBC for Edge AI applications

Based on the NXP i.MX8M processor, the EMB-2237-AI features an Audio DSP, up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM and 8 GB of storage, along with support for PoE or Google Coral M.2 AI modules. Slightly larger than a Raspberry Pi, the EMB-2237-A...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 14:24:00 +0200
The iPhone SE 2 is said to look like an iPhone 8. (Image source: ConceptsiPhone)

iPhone SE 2: Apple pushes iPhone 8 delivery dates ahead of anticipated US$349 iPhone launch

Said to be launching on April 14 or April 15 at US$349, the iPhone SE 2 will feature the body of an iPhone 8 but with newer hardware. Now, Apple has pushed iPhone 8 delivery dates until the end of next week, possibly after the com...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 13:10:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro has been awarded top marks in an independent screen evaluation. (Image source: Soomal)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone tops Soomal's display evaluation charts but there's no Huawei P40, OPPO Find X2, or Samsung Galaxy S20 to oppose it

The new Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro smartphone has leapfrogged over various iPhones to head Soomal’s display evaluation charts for both subjective user experience and the more objective professional color tests. It’s a good result for the Xi...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 12:29:00 +0200
The Comet Lake-S Intel Core i9-10900K has been seen on various benchmarks lately. (Image source: HardZone)

Different motherboard same result: Intel Core i9-10900K chip's latest Geekbench multi-core score still can't surpass AMD's Ryzen 9 3900X

The upcoming Intel Core i9-10900K processor has been spotted speeding along on Geekbench 5, reaching a maximum frequency of 5.08 GHz. The Comet Lake chip in combination with an MSI Z490-S01 motherboard racked up a very strong sing...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:58:00 +0200
Jumper EZbook X3 reviewed: Ancient chip in jelly-like chassis

Jumper EZbook X3 reviewed: Ancient chip in jelly-like chassis

It's the cheapest device around: The Jumper EZbook X3 is currently available for $250 and offers a Full HD IPS display and a Windows license. But don't get your...
Intel Celeron N3350 | Intel HD Graphics 500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:26:00 +0200
The Realme XT's bootloader unlock is now officially available. (Image Source: Realme)

Realme XT bootloader unlock now officially available, but there's a downside

The bootloader unlock tool for the Realme XT is now official with instructions for use being made available on the Realme Community site. While the bootloader unlock allows Realme XT users to install custom ROMs, it disables offic...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 10:19:00 +0200
The Gigabyte Aorus 17X YB can be configured with an i9-10980HK CPU and RTX 2080 Super GPU. (Image source: Gigabyte)

Intel Core i9-10980HK practically ties with AMD Ryzen 7 4800H in Geekbench 5 comparison but there is a huge power difference

A new Intel Core i9-10980HK processor has been spotted in a Gigabyte Aorus 17X YB laptop on Geekbench 5. The chip managed a single-core score of 1,352 points and a multi-core score of 8,386 points. The results are very similar to ...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 09:50:00 +0200
Duplex is now available in Australia, Canada and the UK. (Source: Google)

Google Duplex reaches Canada, UK and Australia

Google has continued its progressive global rollout of Duplex, its AI-powered automated phone booking service for Android smartphones. The latest countries to receive the functionality include Canada, the United Kingdom and Austra...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 08:11:00 +0200
The Blush Gold Razr looks the part. (Source: Motorola)

Moto adds Blush Gold color to Razr in fresh hopes to pry US$1,500 from your wallet

Motorola has added a new Blush Gold color to its Razr fold line up hoping to inspire a new round of sales. Unfortunately, while the new color has a more upmarket look about it, the US$1,500 starting price is still hard to swallow.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 07:42:00 +0200
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BIWINTech wants to bring its brand of SSDs and RAM sticks overseas (Source: Pconline.com)

BIWINTech wants to bring its brand of SSDs and RAM sticks overseas

If successful, we might be seeing laptops with RAM modules from BIWINTech in the future alongside the usual Corsair, SK Hynix, G.Skill, or Samsung.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:46:00 +0200
Acer Aspire 5 A515-54G-56XE

Acer Aspire 5 in review: Casual gamer with an upgrade kit

Acer's Aspire 5 A515-54G delivers solid gaming performance and a brand-new Comet Lake processor on your desktop for a cheap price. However, we have some complai...
Intel Core i5-10210U | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 15.6" | 1.7 kg
Sebastian Jentsch, Fri, 10 Apr 2020 00:18:00 +0200
Apr 9
This SoC is unlikely to be an Exynos the sort of which the world has become used to. (Source: The Verge)

The Google Pixel 5 could sport a custom-built 5nm Exynos SoC featuring Cortex-A78 cores

Reports a few weeks ago touted Google to eschew the Snapdragon 865 in its Pixel 5 plans. A new report has now surfaced, claiming that Samsung is working on a customized SoC for Google, built on a next-gen 5nm manufacturing node an...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:34:00 +0200
Google announced the Pixel Buds 2 last year. (Source: Google)

Potential Pixel Buds 2 dark clouds appear as pre-orders are canceled

Google's upcoming Pixel Buds 2 are billed for a spring release. The true wireless earbuds were put on pre-order at a third-party retail store a while ago, but it would appear that all orders have now been canceled, the implication...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 23:32:00 +0200
A concept render of an Intel Xe GPU. (Image source: Intel)

Intel Xe-HP "High Performance" DG2 GPU spotted in open source documentation

We still have much to learn about Intel's Gen12 GPUs, but it turns out that Intel published information about the Xe-HP architecture in January. Spotted by @KOMACHI_ENSAKA in open-source documentation, the Xe-HP architecture will ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:15:00 +0200
The NanoCell 2020 series starts at US$599. (Image source: LG)

LG NanoCell 2020 TVs: Up to 8K, 86-inches and priced from US$599

The 2020-editions of LG NanoCell TVs range from 49-inches to 86-inches and come in 4K or 8K flavours. With some editions available to purchase now, LG will start offering 8K models from next month. Varying between US$599 and US$4,...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 22:05:00 +0200
Gamers are playing more in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. (Source: KryptoSzene)

The Covid-19 pandemic has increased gaming time by up to 53% among German players

A blog has presented a new infographic showing the effect of the "coronavirus crisis" on gaming habits. It shows that 36% of causal gamers reported spending more time on this pursuit due to this situation, compared to 53% of non-c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 21:49:00 +0200
Nod twice, please: Mobvoi TicPods 2 Pro reviewed

Nod twice, please: Mobvoi TicPods 2 Pro reviewed

Mobvoi, a Chinese company known in the market for wearables such as the "Ticwatch" smartwatch series or the wireless TicPods earbuds, heralded the second generation of TicPods with the "TicPods 2" and "TicPods 2 Pro" at the beginning of January. We received a review unit of the TicPods 2 Pro for testing and will describe our impressions here.
Daniel Puschina, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 21:21:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy A21. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A21s gains more credence with a new certification

Recent leaks have pointed to a successor for the Galaxy A20s, a phone that may stand out among its new siblings as the only one with a brand-new SoC on its launch. A device with its rumored model number has just appeared again, th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 20:52:00 +0200
The Nokia 4.2. (Source: Nokia)

The Nokia 4.2 updates to Android 10

Nokia has announced that its 2019 budget 4.2 handset can now be updated to Android 10, bringing improvements such as Digital Wellbeing and a dark mode to the phone. However, many users now face a long wait for this major software ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 20:16:00 +0200
OnePlus' Crackables have returned for a 2nd session. (Source: Twitter)

OnePlus' 2nd-gen Crackables puzzle game comes with a US$10,000 top prize

The official OnePlus Twitter channel has released a trailer for Crackables 2.0, a new version of a game premiered last year by the electronics OEM. This year, it is presented in partnership with Google, and consists of a series of...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 19:19:00 +0200
Do not install the One UI 2.0 update on your Samsung Galaxy A70

Android 10 update for the Galaxy A70 reportedly bricks some variants of the phone

The Android 10-based One UI 2.0 update for the Samsung Galaxy A70 reportedly causes some variants of the phone to stop working. You can get around the problem by sideloading Android 9 Pie on to your phone. If that isn't an option,...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 18:18:00 +0200
Will the Pixel 4a be a lukewarm upgrade over its under-specced predecessor? (Image source: Dave Lee)

Opinion | Will the Pixel 4a be a lukewarm upgrade over its under-specced predecessor?

With leaked retail boxes and final hardware specifications appearing online almost simultaneously, it is easy to get swept up in news about the Pixel 4a. Is it just a modest upgrade from the Pixel 3a, though? Current information w...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:58:00 +0200
Oppo's in-display selfie cams are almost ready to see commercial implementation and could beat Samsung by several months. (Image Source: Oppo)

Rumor | Upcoming Galaxy S21 could be Samsung's first handheld sporting an under-display selfie cam

Samsung was first to unveil patents for in-display selfie cams, but Oppo one-upped the Korean giant by presenting working phone prototypes integrating in-display cameras. While Samsung is now strongly considering adding in-display...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:38:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Chinese retailers cut prices on iPhone 11 devices to boost sales

Online Chinese retailers are selling the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max at significant discounts. Retailers hope the cuts will spur Chinese consumers to buy an iPhone. However, many Chinese people are delaying the...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 17:36:00 +0200
Firefox 75 is collecting data from you by default, and you may not know it. (Image via Firefox w/ edits)

Firefox 75 includes telemetry that sends data about your default browser settings to Mozilla every day

The latest version of Firefox for Windows, Firefox 75, includes a default telemetry practice that sends users' default browser settings to Mozilla once a day. The data is sent via a Windows scheduled task. While disabling this tel...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:20:00 +0200
World of Warcraft: Shadowlands bastion concept art (Source: World of Warcraft)

Rumors | World of Warcraft: Shadowlands will support various game controllers — and consoles, hopefully — PlayStation 5 included

Although playing World of Warcraft with a game controller is possible, the game does not fully support this control method out of the box. However, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands is expected to sport support for PlayStation 4 and ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:18:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkPad T14, T14s & X13: AMD Ryzen 4000 versions do not feature Thunderbolt after all

Lenovo ThinkPad T14, T14s & X13: AMD Ryzen 4000 versions do not feature Thunderbolt after all

When Lenovo announced the new 2020 ThinkPad lineup in late February, the addition of Thunderbolt 3 to the AMD versions of the new ThinkPad T14, ThinkPad T14s and ThinkPad X13 was big news. Two months later and close to the release...
Benjamin Herzig, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 16:12:00 +0200
The One UI 2.0 update is now available for Galaxy A50 users worldwide

Android 10 update for the Samsung Galaxy A50 is now available in more regions

Samsung's massively popular Galaxy A50 is now receiving its Android 10 update. It comes in the form of One UI 2.0 and brings forth exciting features such as support for Google's new navigation gestures, a dedicated screen recorder...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:38:00 +0200
Lenovo has now acknowledged its mistake. (Image source: Lenovo)

Lenovo caught silently downgrading the ThinkPad X1 Extreme Gen 2 to a GTX 1650 Max-Q

Lenovo has finally admitted that the X1 Extreme Gen 2 has a GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q GPU, not the full GTX 1650 that it has been advertising the laptop as having in some regions. Albeit tacitly and over six months late, it is encour...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:25:00 +0200
The Vision X65 is Huawei's first OLED TV. (Image source: Huawei via JD.com & GSMArena)

Huawei launches the Vision X65, a 65-inch OLED Smart TV with gesture controls and a bezel-less design

Teased earlier this week, Huawei has now unveiled the Vision X65. Featuring a 65-inch OLED panel, fourteen hidden speakers and gesture controls, the Vision X65 certainly looks futuristic.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 15:14:00 +0200
Some of the latest fan-made PS5 concept designs have followed the DualSense's coloring scheme. (Image source: Ellejart/via NeoGAF)

SIE boss Jim Ryan confirms Holiday 2020 launch for PlayStation 5 but only offers "coming months" for a PS5 console design reveal date

With all the incredible fanfare surrounding the recent reveal of the new DualSense controller for the PS5, many may have missed some important details from Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan. The executive has offered re...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 14:13:00 +0200
All signs point towards the Ice Lake-U series powering the next MacBook Pro 13. (Image source: Apple)

Apple adds support for 15 W Ice Lake processors in latest macOS Catalina beta ahead of expected MacBook Pro 13 refresh

Apple has added support for 15 W Ice Lake processors in macOS Catalina, fuelling speculation about an upcoming MacBook Pro refresh. Supposedly arriving next month, Apple is said to be upgrading the baby MacBook Pro to a 14-inch di...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 13:33:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 7 originally ran MIUI 10. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Alleged list of Xiaomi smartphones tipped for upcoming MIUI 12 update includes Xiaomi Mi 10, Xiaomi Mi Mix 3, Redmi K30, and Redmi Note 8

A list of alleged Xiaomi smartphones that have been lined up to receive an update to MIUI 12 has been published online. A total of 23 devices are included on the list, which features phones from both Xiaomi and Redmi brands. The M...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:50:00 +0200
Intel Core i9-9900T Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Intel Core i9-9900T Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Coffee Lake-S x86 8 cores @ 2100 - 4400 MHz 14++nm
Flagship Comet Lake-S CPUs may require beefy CPU coolers. (Image Source: Wccftech)

Comet Lake-S may require hefty CPU coolers: Core i9-10900F shown to have a 170 W PL1 (TDP) and 224 W PL2 for a 4.6 GHz all-core boost

It looks like Intel may have hit a hard limit on optimizing the power draws of the upcoming 10th gen Comet Lake-S if a recent stress test leak of the Core i9-10900F is anything to go by. The test shows that the Core i9-10900F has ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:43:00 +0200
Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No

88% Apple MacBook Air 2020 Core i5 Review – The best MacBook you can get? – No

Missed opportunity - or on purpose? The new 2020 MacBook Air is better thanks to an improved keyboard as well as more powerful CPUs. Many reviews even say it is the best MacBook you can get right now. If you have a closer look, however, you will still see the big problem with the performance and the cooling solution. Apple definitely missed an opportunity here.
Intel Core i5-1030NG7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Klaus Hinum, Andreas Osthoff, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:22:00 +0200
Zen 3 is the microarchitecture for Vermeer desktop CPUs and Milan Epyc server processors. (Image source: AMD)

Codename Vermeer: AMD's Ryzen 4000 desktop processors could be released in September

A new report has stated that AMD’s highly anticipated Vermeer family of Ryzen 4000 desktop processors could be released around September this year. The latest series of AMD desktop CPUs is based on Zen 3 microarchitecture, with th...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 09 Apr 2020 11:15:00 +0200

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