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The Nord may be due a successor. (Source: OnePlus)

Rumor | The OnePlus Nord 2 is actually a rebranded Realme X9 Pro

The smartphone brands Realme and OnePlus are rumored to be working on phones powered by the Dimensity 1200 SoC: the X9 Pro and the Nord 2 respectively. Now, a Weibo-based leaker insists that they are in fact one and the same, and ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 23:26:00 +0200
The JMGO 01 and 01 Pro are both relatively affordable ultra-short projectors. (Image source: JMGO)

JMGO 01 and JMGO 01 Pro: Reasonably priced ultra-short-throw projectors with Leica optics for Pro model

The JMGO 01 and JMGO 01 Pro are both ultra-short-throw projectors that undercut their competitors on price. The pair support Amazon Alexa and should last up to 45,000 hours, while the 01 Pro also features Leica-optimised optics.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 17:04:00 +0200
The reServer is small but mighty and will be available with multiple Tiger Lake processors. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

reServer: Powerful Intel-based NAS launches with Arduino support and dual 2.5 Gbit Ethernet

The reServer is a compact server powered by Intel Tiger Lake processors. The device is also compatible with Arduino and supports up to 64 GB of RAM, among other features.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 16:58:00 +0200
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The Opus X headphones. (Source: Razer)

Razer's latest Opus wireless headphones drop THX branding for a reduced starting price

Razer has launched the new Opus X headphones via its own website. These new wireless accessories have emerged as a new mid-range variant of their series, compared to the original Opus cans. They support active noise cancellation (...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 14:43:00 +0200
The iPad Pro's new screen got more time with the lighter than usual. (Source: YouTube)

The iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) follows its fragile predecessors into JerryRigEverything's bend test

The wow-factor of the new slim-bezel iPad Pro's design on its reveal may have quickly transmuted into anxiety when the popular YouTuber Zach Nelson found that its super-slim frame rendered it extremely susceptible to destruction s...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:57:00 +0200
Elden Ring finally got an extended gameplay trailer and a solid release date (Image source: From Software)

Elden Ring makes it to E3 2021: New trailer showcases massive open world and Dark Souls-style combat

After months of radio silence, From Software finally offered a solid update on the state of Elden Ring. A new trailer showcased gameplay and art design that hew closely to Dark Souls. From also announced a release timeframe, with ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:56:00 +0200
Hackers stole nearly 1TB of sensitive data (Image source: Panda Security)

Data breach at Electronic Arts sees source code for the Frostbite engine fall into the hands of hackers

Following the security incident at CD Projekt Red, it appears that Electronic Arts is dealing with the aftermath of a data breach. Hackers have reportedly made away with nearly 1 Terabyte of sensitive data, including the source co...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 13:41:00 +0200
The leaked Age of Empires IV screenshots show various civilizations preparing to do battle. (Image source: Steam/Relic - edited)

Leaked Age of Empires IV images whet the appetite for RTS fans but serious drive space allocation may be required

Information about Age of Empires IV has been shared after details and screenshots of the upcoming RTS game were seemingly accidentally posted on Steam. The file size for Age of Empires IV, which will apparently be released on Octo...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 12:39:00 +0200
Galaxy Fold 3 render based on rumors. (Image: @BenGeskin)

Samsung Unpacked August 3 event expected to see Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 series unveiled

Samsung’s next major Galaxy Unpacked event is tipped for August 3. The event is expected to see the unveiling of the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Flip 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 series.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:55:00 +0200
More details about the Nintendo Switch successor's SoC have been leaked. (Image source: Nvidia/Nintendo - edited)

Alleged Nintendo Switch Pro customized SoC model number points to a chip that will destroy the Switch's Tegra X1+ in raw processing power

The model number for the Nintendo Switch Pro’s SoC has been shared by a noted leaker. The tipster states that the Big N will use a customized processor for its future Switch console, utilizing Ampere architecture from Nvidia and H...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 10:52:00 +0200
The studios behind Crysis, Hitman, and Just Cause are the front-runners as the rumored Microsoft acquisitions. (Image source: Crytek/IO/Avalanche - edited)

Updated Rumor | Microsoft takes Xbox Game Studios on a shopping spree and snaps up three more developers

Rumors are flying that Microsoft has acquired no less than three more studios to join its growing list of game developers that make up the Xbox Game Studios. While no names have yet been confirmed, it’s widely believed that the ma...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 08:32:00 +0200
Lenovo ThinkBook 15 G2 is only $654 USD right now with 1080p IPS display, AMD Ryzen 7 4700U, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB PCIe SSD (Source: Lenovo)

Deal | Lenovo clearing stock on AMD ThinkBook 15 G2 for only $654 USD with 1080p IPS display, Ryzen 7 4700U, 16 GB RAM, and 512 GB PCIe SSD

The manufacturer is likely clearing room for the eventual ThinkBook 15 G3 model with AMD Ryzen 5000U series options later this year. If you want a prosumer laptop for a budget price, then this deal will check a lot of boxes.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 12 Jun 2021 06:33:00 +0200
Realme's new device-laden teaser. (Source: Twitter)

Realme hints at the launch of a first-gen tablet at its upcoming global event

Realme has set the international launch of its flagship smartphone, the GT, for June 15, 2021. Now, its latest teasers hint that it has an additional new product by the same name to debut alongside it. This prospect is presented a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 23:00:00 +0200
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 300 Euros

June 2021 update. The price range of less than 300 Euros, or around $350, is one of the best-selling smartphone segments. Phones in this price bracket tend to offer attractive price-performance ratios. If you are looking for a solid high-quality smartphone on a budget the following list of all smartphones for less than 300 Euros reviewed by us may help.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:35:00 +0200
The new Power Swap Controller Battery system. (Source: OtterBox)

OtterBox launches the Designed for Xbox Power Swap Controller Battery set

OtterBox has unveiled a new product aimed at the problem of controller drain while gaming on the Xbox Series X, S or One. It consists of the new Power Swap Controller Batteries, along with a charging cradle for the same. The OEM a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:23:00 +0200
The best Phablets

The Best Smartphones with Large Display

June 2021 Update. The current trend in smartphone displays is a complete reversal of the last trend in cell phone displays before the smartphone entered: displays are getting increasingly larger. One reason are our changed habits and the ways in which we use modern smartphones. Telephony became texting and posting, social media and media consumption applications are now more important than ever and benefit immensely from large content display allotments. The following table contains the best smartphones with large displays reviewed by us.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:11:00 +0200
The Best Camera Smartphones

The Best Camera Smartphones

June 2021 update. Photography has become the defining feature of modern smartphones. Thanks to incredible leaps in camera technology smartphones are now at a point where they can easily replace traditional digital point-and-shoot cameras. Complex software algorithms ensure that even a spontaneous snapshot will look great. Below, you will find the best camera smartphones reviewed by us.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:07:00 +0200
The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

The Best Smartphones for Less Than 500 Euros

June 2021 update. Not too long ago the price bracket between 500 to 600 Euros was occupied primarily by flagship devices. Nowadays, these have moved on and can usually be found in price ranges north of 1,000 Euros, leaving the bracket around 500 Euros for occasional affordable high-end devices as well as older top-of-the-line premium smartphones. The latter may not be up-to-date any longer but can still be a great alternative.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 22:01:00 +0200
The best Windows alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro

The Best Windows Alternatives to Apple's MacBook Pro 16

June 2021 Update. Apple’s MacBook Pro 16 is is the laptop of choice for those users that need that extra bit of performance. Fortunately, a large number of viable and powerful 15 and 16-inch Windows alternatives are available as well. Find out more about the best competitors to Apple’s high-end laptop.
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 21:01:00 +0200
Does exactly what it's supposed to: The Oppo A94 5G

Oppo A94 5G: The mid-range for the mid-range

When a smartphone does exactly what is expected from its price range, this can definitely be an advantage. At least this is the impression given by the Oppo A94 5G.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:26:00 +0200
AMD-based laptops with MUX switches are coming soon with considerable price hikes. (Image Source: Asus)

Further exploring the downsides of stock RAM kits: Asus ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition with RX 6800M tested in 13 games

Games could see up to 28% fps improvements with faster RAM kits, but the average is around 10% at 1080p max settings or 15% for 1080p low settings. The absence of a MUX switch raises the performance gap to 33% in Shadow of the Tom...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 20:08:00 +0200
Do they even have the 3Dfx Quantum3D Mercury 8-GPU setup in there? (Image Source: TechSpot)

World's first GPU museum opening in China thanks to Colorful and Nvidia

Nostalgic about GPUs from the past few decades? This museum has everything from the console and arcade boards of the '80s, ISA cards, 3DFX SLI setups, the first true GPU - the GeForce 256 from Nvidia, pre-AMD ATI dual-GPU beasts a...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:39:00 +0200
ThinkPad X13 Yoga G2 laptop review: Lenovo business convertible stands out with WQXGA 16:10 LCD

91% ThinkPad X13 Yoga G2 laptop review: Lenovo business convertible stands out with WQXGA 16:10 LCD

Carbon convertible. Lenovo places the ThinkPad X13 Yoga below the ThinkPad X1 flagship as a convertible laptop for business customers and ultra-mobile users. The convertible laptop now has a 16:10 aspect ratio in the ThinkPad X13 Yoga Gen 2, but at the same time, it retains the classic carbon/magnesium case.
Intel Core i7-1165G7 | Intel Iris Xe Graphics G7 96EUs | 13.30" | 1.2 kg
Benjamin Herzig, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 19:15:00 +0200
The Nokia C20 retails for equivalent to US$110 (CNY 699) in China. (Image source: HMD Global)

Nokia C20 Plus launches running Android 11 (Go Edition) with 3 GB of RAM and a 4,950 mAh battery

HMD Global has presented the Nokia C20 Plus, another budget smartphone for the company. The C20 Plus retails for equivalent to US$110 and comes with 3 GB of RAM, a 4,950 mAh battery and 32 GB of expandable storage.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:41:00 +0200
The Mi A2 Lite is now eligible for the June 2021 security patch. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite receives a new update for what could be the penultimate time

The June 2021 security patch has arrived for the Mi A2 Lite, courtesy of its V11.0.20.0.QDLMIXM update. V11.0.20.0.QDLMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA, but it may be the Mi A2 Lite's penultimate update.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:39:00 +0200
Android 12 is popular already. (Source: Android)

Android 12 is slated as having the most downloaded and installed beta in the OS' history

The next major upgrade to Android, simply known as 12, has started on its path to a final form with the launch of its second beta. The vice-president (VP) of engineering at the OS' team has released an interesting statistic to go ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 18:18:00 +0200
Seagate will limit its new SSD to 2,077 units, naturally. (Image source: Seagate)

Seagate unveils a limited Cyberpunk 2077 SSD with RGB lighting and a vast heatsink

CD Projekt Red may have released Cyberpunk 2077 last year, but Seagate has decided to release a limited edition as a tie-in. The Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition SSD comes with a large yellow heat sink, the Cyberpunk logo and RGB li...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:26:00 +0200
The iPhone 13 series is expected to line up with five models. (Image source: @LeaksApplePro)

Apple iPhone 13 series model numbers appear in new EEC registration

Apple has registered new iPhone model numbers with the EEC, ahead of the iPhone 13 series presumed launch this autumn. The model numbers are brand-new and could only refer to upcoming iPhones.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:24:00 +0200
The new Airpeak S1. (Source: Sony)

Sony's Airpeak S1 drone lets Alpha-series cameras fly - at a sky-high price

Sony has finally made professional-grade drones for cameras like the Alpha 1 in-house for the first time. However, all the seamless compatibility, enhanced connectivity, speed and control over aerial footage implied with the launc...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:22:00 +0200
The February 2021 ransomware attack was worse than CD Projekt initially claimed. (Image source: CD Projekt Red)

CD Projekt Red admits that February 2021 hack was worse than it thought after Pre-Alpha Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay video leaks

Four months ago, CD Projekt Red revealed that it had become the victim of a ransomware attack. Initially, the company brushed off the attack, but it has now confirmed that people are sharing sensitive information online.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 17:17:00 +0200
It seems that Apple plans to upgrade the Mac Pro with new Intel processors. (Image source: Apple)

Evidence of a refreshed Apple Mac Pro with Intel Ice Lake processors emerges

The first signs of a new Intel-based Mac Pro have made their way online courtesy of an Xcode 13 beta. The first beta contains references to 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, server-grade CPUs based on Intel's Ice Lake archi...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:45:00 +0200
The TicWatch Pro 3 is not guaranteed the update to Google's next Wear OS platform, after all. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi denies that Wear OS 3.0 is guaranteed for the TicWatch Pro 3

Contrary to previous reports, Mobvoi has denied that the TicWatch Pro 3 will necessarily receive Wear OS 3.0, or 'Wear' as Google now calls it. Supposedly, Mobvoi awaits 'official confirmation...from Google' on the matter.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:38:00 +0200
Android 12 may not reach the Surface Duo or the Surface Duo 2 this year. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface Duo 2 specifications, launch date and possible Android 11 release date for the Surface Duo revealed

According to reports, neither the Surface Duo nor the Surface Duo 2 will receive Android 12 this year. An Android 11 release date has been mooted for the Surface Duo, though. For some reason, Microsoft plans to release the Surface...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:35:00 +0200
The Midnight Blue model will cost as much as the Black and Silver models do. (Image source: Sony)

Sony refreshes the WH-1000XM4 in a Midnight Blue colourway

Sony has added to the colour options in which it already sold the WH-1000XM4. From the middle of this month, the company will begin selling its latest over-ear headphones in Midnight Blue, which also has gold accents. The Midnight...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 14:15:00 +0200
The new iPad Pro continues the tradition of iPad hardware outstripping its software. (Image: Apple)

Opinion | I didn’t cancel my M1 iPad Pro pre-order after WWDC, but I did downgrade it

Apple's WWDC was a mixed bag. There were a lot of updates to apps, but not a lot of apparent OS-level or UI changes. In particular, many fans of the new extremely powerful iPad Pro models were left disappointed by the seemingly little effort Apple put into fully leveraging it through its iPadOS 15 upgrades.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 11:26:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

June security update now rolling out to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and S10 series

Samsung is continuing its habit of providing timely updates. The company sent out the June update to its current flagship phones last week and is now expanding the rollout to include its 2019 premium devices, the Galaxy S10 and No...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 10:06:00 +0200
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The Alder Lake processors are substantially larger than the Rocket Lake ones. (Image Source: PCGamer)

Big leak reveals all the Intel Alder Lake desktop and laptop lineups plus new details on Raptor Lake and beyond

Tom from Moore's Law Is Dead reveals the hybrid core configurations for the upcoming Alder Lake S1, S2, P1, P2, M and N lineups and also shares a few more details about the 2022 Raptor Lake generation, plus other successive genera...
Bogdan Solca, Fri, 11 Jun 2021 00:02:00 +0200
Does a gaming laptop need good battery life? (image source: Dell)

Does a gaming laptop need good battery life? Dell doesn't think so, judging by the Alienware m15 R4

Opinion The Alienware m15 R4 we just reviewed offers gamers a strong performance, an RTX 3080, and a mechanical keyboard. But its battery life is downright abysmal. Is this an acceptable inconvenience for gaming laptops? Do gaming laptops...
Column by Christian Hintze, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:50:00 +0200
An up-to-date S21 FE render. (Source: Twitter)

Galaxy S21 FE: a new Geekbench leak may confirm an 8GB RAM SKU for the upcoming smartphone

Some consumers all set to buy the rumored Samsung Galaxy S21 FE may have been put off by leaks pointing to only 6GB of RAM for the upcoming flagship variant. However, the same model number quoted in this leak has turned up on Geek...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 22:39:00 +0200
The Beats Studio Buds appear in NCC testing. (Source: NCC via MacRumors)

Apple's Beats Studio Buds pop by Taiwan's NCC ahead of their launch

Apple's 'other' personal audio brand, Beats, is projected to release its next product, a pair of TWS earphones, soon. Now, a new leak indicates that they have picked up NCC clearance for sale in Taiwan, suggesting they are not too...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 21:14:00 +0200
The Honor 50's color options. (Source: Weibo)

Honor 50: new leaks may confirm the phones' main specs, color options and performance

The Honor 50 and 50 Pro are Android smartphones subject to numerous leaks that purport to out their design and specs ahead of their launch. The latest of these comes from AnTuTu, and may offer an insight into their new SoC, the Sn...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:42:00 +0200
MIUI 12.5 has now reached roughly 37 devices across the world. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12.5 round-up: Xiaomi's latest OS reaches over 35 devices

MIUI 12.5 has now found its way to over 35 devices globally. Xiaomi's latest OS upgrade should reach even more devices by the end of the month, according to the company's official release schedules.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:19:00 +0200
Apple is thought to have developed the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with a new in-house SoC. (Image source: Nathan da Silva - edited)

Apple namechecks the M1X MacBook Pro; mini-LED shortages delaying release

Next-generation MacBook Pros are yet to arrive, but it turns out that Apple referred to unreleased hardware in its WWDC21 keynote. Mini-LED shortages are delaying the release of the rumoured MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 thoug...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:13:00 +0200
The Xperia 1 III is still not available outside of China. (Image source: Sony)

Sony Xperia 1 III: Early hands-on videos point to better cameras all-round, but drawbacks still exist

The Xperia 1 III may not be available globally yet, but Sony has already started selling it in China. Accordingly, the first hands-on videos of the new flagship have arrived, and it seems that Sony has stepped up its camera game c...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:06:00 +0200
OnePlus TV U1S series is available in three screen sizes. (Image Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus launches TV U1S series in three screen sizes starting from ₹39,999, OnePlus TV Camera also announced for big screen video calls

OnePlus has introduced three new additions to its upper midrange U-series smart TV range in 50, 55, and 65-inch variants. The new U1S series feature largely similar specifications as the previous 55U1 with some features removed to...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0200
Samsung shows off some  ISOCELL JN1 samples. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung breaks pixel-size records with the new 50MP ISOCELL JN1 sensor

Samsung has delivered on an earlier teaser with the launch of the ISOCELL JN1 camera for mobile devices today (June 10, 2021). It packs the industry's smallest pixel size of 0.64 microns, which fits in well with its relatively tin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 20:00:00 +0200
Grab your free copy of Control on the Epic Games Store now

The Epic Games Store is giving away Control for free

Remedy Entertainment's surreal third-person shooter Control is now free on the Epic Games Store. All you need to grab your copy is an Epic Games account. It will remain free till June 17 on the platform.
Anil Ganti, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 18:04:00 +0200
Here's what the Realme Book will look like

New leak sheds light on Realme's first-ever laptop, the Realme Book

Realme is all set to enter the highly competitive laptop market. Some renders of the Realme Book has shown up online, and it draws heavy inspiration from MacBooks. While its launch date is unknown, we can expect Realme to sell it ...
Anil Ganti, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 17:03:00 +0200
The OnePlus Nord CE 5G starts at just €299. (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus Nord CE 5G launches with enticing features at an affordable price

OnePlus has revealed the Nord CE 5G, its latest assault on the mid-range. The Nord CE 5G offers much of what the regular Nord does, but at an even more affordable price. The Nord CE 5G will be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:15:00 +0200
Roccat Kone Pro Air hands-on review: Gaming mouse with RGB lighting and click-sensitive mouse wheel

Roccat Kone Pro Air hands-on review: Gaming mouse with RGB lighting and click-sensitive mouse wheel

Roccat has sent us a copy of its new Kone series. The Kone Pro Air for 129.99 Euros (~$158) can be operated via Bluetooth or wireless adapter and shines in different colors. Alternatively, it is available as a wired version without the "Air" addition. We compare it with the Razer Orochi V2 and give our personal impressions.
Christian Hintze, Thu, 10 Jun 2021 16:12:00 +0200
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