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May 22
The Alienware m15 is able to run the Core i7-8750H at faster clock rates than most other gaming laptops

That awkward moment when a Core i7-8750H laptop can outperform a Core i7-9750H laptop

After testing 5 different laptops with the Core i7-9750H, multi-thread processor performance is essentially identical to the last generation Core i7-8750H. Some older laptops with the i7-8750H like the Alienware m15 can still perf...
The LG X6 looks suspiciously similar to the unreleased Q60 model. (Source: Android Enterprise Catalog)

LG X6 specs leaked on Android Enterprise Catalog, possible Geekbench spotting

LG is apparently looking to refresh its entry-level X-series with the X6 handheld that looks very similar to the unreleased Q60. The only confirmed specs include a 6.3-inch display with a teardrop notch, 64 GB storage, at least 3 ...
Keep's dark mode should be with us in a short while. (Source: Android Police)

Google Keep will be upgraded to Dark Mode soon

Google is currently optimizing some of its core apps in order to comply with Android Q's system-wide dark mode. The latest of these spotted with such an update is Keep, a handy source of memos. Its new theme, while not available t...
AIDA64's latest update prepares it for the immediate hardware and software future. (Source: AIDA64)

New AIDA64 update adds support for AMD Matisse, Windows 10 May 2019 and SHA3-512

The latest version of AIDA64 - v6.00 - has been released. It adds benchmarks for the Zen2-based Matisse processors. In addition, it now also has a SHA3-512 cryptographic hash benchmark.
Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics (Source: Gigabyte)

Computex 2019 | Aorus wants to be more accessible to gamers, unveils Aorus 5 with GTX 1650 graphics

The Gigabyte Sabre-inspired Aorus 5 series will come standard with 9th gen Core i7 CPUs, LG 144 Hz IPS panels, Killer 1550 wireless, Samsung RAM, and Intel 760p SSDs at more affordable starting prices for the mainstream gamer.
EE has launched the UK's first 5G network. (Source: EE)

5G network launches in the UK

Today (May 22, 2019), the carrier EE announced the launch of its 5G network in the UK, the first of its kind in this country. EE has also made some devices that are compatible with this network available. They include the OnePlus ...
Gigabyte Aorus 7 will come standard with a 144 Hz IPS display and an Intel 760p PCIe SSD (Source: Gigabyte)

Computex 2019 | Aorus 7 will be Gigabyte's latest upper mid-range offering with 9th gen Intel and 144 Hz IPS display as standard

After catering to gaming enthusiasts almost exclusively for years, the Aorus brand is now ready to dabble in more affordable mid-range offerings. The 17.3-inch Aorus 7 tops out at the GTX 1660 Ti and RTX 2060 while keeping many fl...
Huawei phones might bundle the Aptoide app store in the near future. (Source: Tech of Thrones)

Huawei reportedly in talks with Aptoide for a Google Play Store alternative

Huawei and Aptoide are reportedly in talks to offer an alternative to the Google Play Store after Google decided to suspend all commercial engagements, including Android licensing, with Huawei following a recent executive order by...
A Samsung staff member with the new 5x zoom module. (Source: ETNews)

Samsung reportedly develops ultra-compact 5x zoom module for future smartphones

Samsung has reportedly unveiled a new kind of smartphone camera component in South Korea. It apparently confers 5x zoom on a device, without creating an ugly bulge extending from its rear panel. However, this module may not be des...
Huawei Nova 4 to get two direct successors, Nova 5 and 5i

Huawei Nova 5 certified in China, 40 W charging in tow

Although Huawei still has to confirm their existence, the Nova 5 and Nova 5i have been both spotted recently on the website of various certification bodies such as ECC, FCC, and 3C. The 3C certification received by the Nova 5 is t...
ARM has also apparently stopped working with Huawei. (Source: ARM)

ARM reportedly stops trading with Huawei

In what may be a fresh blow to Huawei's electronics concern, reports that ARM has told its staff not to deal with the OEM have emerged. The silicon giant has done so as it believes it falls under the recent ban imposed by the US a...
Dell is drip-feeding information about the next XPS 15 before its official unveiling. (Image source: Dell)

Dell XPS 15: New generation looks set to be a minor refresh of the XPS 15 9570

Are you eagerly awaiting the next XPS 15? Well, Dell has confirmed yet more details about the upcoming laptop, including what CPUs it will feature along with its maximum RAM and SSD capacities.
Huawei has lambasted that US government and accused it of bullying. (Source: Reuters)

Huawei lashes out a US government accusing it of 'bullying,' says its 'working with Google'

Huawei has lashed out at the US government accusing it of ‘bullying.’ The embattled Chinese smartphone and telecoms giant made the comments in response to US government trade restrictions that have effectively left the company sit...
The 15-inch MacBook Pro now comes with the option of an 8-core Intel Core i9 processor. (Source: Apple)

Apple launches refreshed MacBook Pro models with 9th gen Intel silicon and a keyboard 'tweak'

Apple has given its MacBook Pro models an unexpected spec bump that bring eight-core chips to the line as an option for the first time. Apple has also used the opportunity to ‘tweak’ its notoriously unreliable butterfly keyboard m...
Use the code AFF300XPS in the cart to enjoy huge savings. (Image source: Dell)

Deal | Save US$300 on a Dell XPS Tower that packs a 6-core processor and 16 GB RAM

The Dell XPS Tower with Intel Core i7-8700 processor and 16 GB RAM is currently advertised at the company’s website for US$999.99. However, if you input a handy coupon you can knock that price down to a much more affordable US$699...
Navi might not be as cheap as was expected. (Image source: AMD)

Alleged leaked prices for AMD Navi graphics cards are shockingly high

Leaked information in regard to two of the upcoming heralded AMD Navi-based graphics cards has revealed a disquieting surprise. Many believed the graphics solutions from the red team would drastically undercut Nvidia products whil...

Intel Core i9-9900K Desktop Processor - Benchmarks and Specs

Coffee Lake S x86 8 cores @ 3600 - 5000 MHz 14++nm
The LEDs can be controlled via bundled software. (Image source: Manli)

Manli announces Superior Ultimate Editions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Gallardo graphics cards with customizable LEDs

Graphics card specialist Manli has not skimped on the hyperbole in unveiling the Superior Ultimate Editions of the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 Gallardo desktop graphics cards. The triple cooler boards offer the power, perform...
Google Glass Enterprise 2 is intended to help businesses and employees become more productive. (Image Source: Google)

Google Glass is back; with improved specs and a reduced price Google proves it is refusing to give up on this tech

Google has announced the next generation Google Glass - called the Glass Enterprise 2. The improvements show the evolution of the device from the Original Glass through to the Glass Enterprise launched in 2017. Changes to the devi...
The MSI GT76 Titan features an overclockable i9 K-series desktop CPU. (Image source: RBT)

MSI GT76 Titan officially confirmed and already winning awards

MSI is preparing to officially unveil the GT76 Titan gaming laptop. The device features a desktop processor in the form of an i9 K-series SKU and a powerful Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 graphics solution. The new gaming beast has alrea...
Windows 10 May 2019 update version 1903 (Source: Windows Community on YouTube)

Windows 10 May update (version 1903) rolls out

Microsoft has just begun to roll out the feature update for Windows 10 with the version number 1903. The list of changes is quite long and includes the "reserved storage" feature, a new light desktop theme option, Windows Sandbox ...
May 21
Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

86% Huawei P30 Lite Smartphone Review

Mid-range photography masterpiece? The best-selling smartphone as of Q3/2018 gets yet another reincarnation. Huawei dubs the P30 Lite a photography masterpiece featuring a "revolutionary" triple-camera. Find out whether or not this 48 MP camera is capable of redefining mid-range smartphone photography in our extensive Huawei P30 Lite review.
HiSilicon Kirin 710 | ARM Mali-G51 MP4 | 6.15" | 159 g
GPD will release two versions of the Pocket 2 Max at launch. (Image source: GPD Game Consoles)

GPD P2 Max: Pricing for the 8.9-inch UMPC announced

GPD has announced the pricing for its upcoming P2 Max via Twitter. The company will launch two versions of the 8.9-inch mini laptop, both of which will run Windows 10 and will feature a trackpad, a fingerprint sensor and a webcam.
The Vivo Z5x is slated to launch on May 24. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo Z5X mid-range handheld launching May 24

The latest mid-range handheld from Vivo is expected to integrate a 6.53-inch display plus a hefty 5,000 mAh battery. Press images also reveal a punch-hole selfie cam and a triple-cam setup as well as a fingerprint sensor on the ba...
Adobe Premiere Rush for Samsung goes live (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Galaxy-optimized Adobe Premiere Rush now available for download

Adobe Premiere Rush is now fully optimized for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy Note 9, and Galaxy S10 devices. This piece of code provides multiple features such as AI-powered audio clean up, graphics creation and audio mixing, customizable...
The Honor 20 Pro: a powerful new quad-cam phone. (Source: Honor)

The Honor 20 and 20 Pro: fresh new quad-cameras with 48MP sensors

The full gamut of Honor 20 and 20 Pro details is now available. The brand's new flagships are quad-camera devices, although only the 20 Pro has a telephoto lens among its sensors. They will start at about US$557 on their release f...
Samsung lost the first position, but could reclaim it later this year when DRAM and NAND memory chip production is expected to ramp up again.  (Source: SIA)

Intel is once again the leading semiconductor maker

Intel used to be the biggest semiconductor maker up until 2017, when Samsung began ramping up the DRAM and NAND memory chip production. Now that memory chip demand is bottoming out and Intel is almost out of the woods with the CPU...
OnePlus has made Android Q betas for the 7 and 7 Pro. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus releases Android Q Beta for the 7 and 7 Pro

The OnePlus 7 and 7 Pro have only been official since May 14, 2019. Despite this, the OEM has already rolled a new Android Q beta out for the phones. The build may offer insights as to what software updates of the future will be l...
QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter (Source: QNAP Newsroom)

QNAP reveals the QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter for NAS and computers

Thanks to the QNAP QNA-UC5G1T USB 3.0 to 5 GbE adapter, laptops without an Ethernet port can connect to wired networks at speeds of up to 5 Gbps via USB 3.0. However, this piece of hardware can also be used to add extra Ethernet p...
A red Galaxy S10 may be in the offing soon. (Source: Winfuture)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 series may get a new color: red

The Galaxy S10 and S10+ had been rumored to rock a bright red color, that would have been new to the Samsung flagships, prior to their launch. The actual range of shades displayed at this event appeared to debunk this theory. Howe...
Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL facing random shutdowns

Trouble in paradise: Google Pixel 3a/3a XL users are facing random shutdowns

Although Google has a rich experience with Android devices, some of its latest Pixel handsets are now affected by an ancient plague: random shutdowns. After quite a few such incident reports that have been posted on Reddit recentl...
The new Oculus Quest. (Source: Oculus)

Oculus Quest now available, starts at $399 for a 64GB set

The Quest is Oculus' first all-in-one virtual reality (VR) headset. It is available for sale from today (May 21, 2019). It is also a truly wireless VR set, and uses the company's imaging and touch-sensor technology to deliver this...
Redmi M1903C3EC - Redmi 7A at TENAA (Source: Android Authority)

Alleged Redmi 7A hits TENAA

Although there is no official confirmation yet, the Redmi M1903C3EC device that has recently been spotted on the website of Chinese certification authority TENAA seems to be the upcoming Redmi 7A handset. Its alleged specs, such a...
OnePlus 7 Pro

90% OnePlus 7 Pro Smartphone Review

Profoundly premium. The OnePlus 7 Pro is the company’s new flagship. The device has a huge notch-free display, triple rear-facing cameras and much more. Read on to find out whether this so-called flagship beater can live up to expectations.
Update: Test completed.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 6.67" | 206 g
The PS5 is clearly much quicker than the PS4 Pro. (Image source: Twitter/Takashi Mochizuki)

PlayStation 5 whups the PlayStation 4 Pro in Spider-Man loading times video

Sony has finally shown the PlayStation 5 in action, although unfortunately you don’t get a glimpse of the console itself. A short video clip shared by Wall Street Journal writer Takashi Mochizuki shows the loading times for Marvel...
MSI MPG X570 Gaming Plus motherboard (Source: VideoCardz)

Unofficial AMD X570 platform diagram surfaces online, as well as images of MSI X570-based mainboards

Codenamed "Valhalla," the X570 chipset brings PCIe 4.0 to consumer desktop computers. The motherboards to use it will support the upcoming EPYC and Ryzen processors. Although not official yet, images of two MSI boards that use the...
Concept designers have got "creative" with a garish Samsung Galaxy Zero smartphone. (Image source: YouTube/Androidleo)

Forget the Galaxy Note 10 and the Galaxy Fold; apparently Samsung has something even more amazing waiting in the wings

The South Korean manufacturer Samsung may be planning on releasing a surprising new addition to its smartphone lineup in the second half of 2019. There is already a mountain of expectation for the Galaxy Note 10 phablet series and...
Firefox 67 rolls out today (Source: gHacks Technology News)

Firefox 67.0 rolls out with WebRender, performance improvements, and more

Although apparently not available in this moment, Firefox 67 is scheduled to arrive today all over the world. The new release of Mozilla's browser comes with private browsing mode extension controls, WebRender enabled for 5 percen...
AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G Zen+ APUs show up in SiSoftware database. (Source: AndroidPCTV)

AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G spotted in SiSoftware database along with the B550 chipset

Entries pertaining to the AMD Ryzen 5 3400G and Ryzen 3 3200G have been spotted in the SiSoftware benchmark database. The new 'Picasso' Zen+ APUs are similar to their previous generation counterparts in most aspects save for sligh...
AMD's Navi lineup could be released in July. (Image source: TechSpot)

AMD Navi graphics cards show up on Ashes of the Singularity and 3DMark; specifications have AMD fans concerned

A couple of alleged AMD Navi graphics cards, specifically engineering samples, have been spotted on two different benchmarks. Unfortunately, nothing has been shared in regard to the Ashes of the Singularity test, but there are som...
Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

89% Razer Blade 15 Advanced Model (i7-9750H, RTX 2080 Max-Q, 240 Hz) Laptop Review

Now even more advanced than before. The Blade 15 is barely one year old and Razer is continuing to push it to the limits with new CPU, Wi-Fi, and display options. How much of a performance boost can this new 9th gen Intel and RTX 2080 Max-Q SKU offer over the last 8th gen Intel and RTX 2070 Max-Q SKU?
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Huawei has issued its first statement following the revoking of its Android license. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei issues statement in response to Android ban, puts on a brave face

Huawei has issued a statement in response to the devastating news that it has lost its Google Android license. The besieged Chinese telecoms and consumer electronics giant has promised to continue to provide security updates and s...
May 20
Massive data breach may have affected millions of Instagram users, including some major influencers

Massive data breach may have affected millions of Instagram users, including some major influencers

A recently discovered hack has exposed the personal contact information of millions of Instagram users, including some prominent influencers and celebrities. The hackers attacked an Amazon Web Services-hosted database owned by Cht...
Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D

87% Huawei MateBook D 14 W00D (Ryzen 5, RX Vega 8) Laptop Review

RyzenBook. Huawei has equipped its MateBook D with an AMD Ryzen CPU, offering an attractive office notebook with a design that is also well-suited for business environments. We evaluate in our review what buyers of the MateBook D with the Ryzen APU can expect.
AMD Ryzen 5 2500U | AMD Radeon RX Vega 8 | 14" | 1.5 kg
The Latitude 7400 2-in-1 stuck on the Dell splash screen when attempting to wake from sleep

Update | Buying a Dell Latitude 7400 2-in-1? Initial batches may have wake-from-sleep problems

While we can't speak for retail units already out in the wild, our specific test unit fails to wake properly after closing the lid or entering sleep mode. We recommend owners out there to double-check this or share your experience...
Rage 2

Rage 2 Laptop and Desktop Benchmarks

Effect fireworks. Rage 2 comes eight years after its predecessor and is id Software's latest post-apocalyptic shooter. As the cover art implies, the game should be even more colourful and action-packed than Rage. Read on to find out which graphics cards can tame this savage title.
HongMeng OS, Huawei's replacement for Google (Source: Wccftech)

HongMeng OS: This is the name of Huawei's Android replacement

Given the trouble that Huawei has been having lately, it is not surprising to find out that the Chinese giant is already working on a Google Android replacement. Media reports confirm that HongMeng OS is in the trial phase already...
This report was released in conjunction with the GDPR's 1st anniversary. (Source: PxHere)

66% of consumers would prioritise privacy over price now

A new report by SAI Global shows that the number of consumers aware of issues such as privacy, and who value them in their buying choices, is on the rise. It indicates that 2/3 of these individuals surveyed would make a trade-off ...
F1 2019 official game trailer (Source: F1® Games From Codemasters on YouTube)

Codemasters unleashes the first F1 2019 official game trailer

The trailer of F1 2019 — the official videogame of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship — is now live. The trailer shows a "stunning visual uplift" and features the official F1 theme music written by Brian Tyler. The list o...
The LV bag with interactive Royole display panels. (Source: Royole)

Royole and Louis Vuitton team up to put flexible displays into fashion

The super-pricey style house Louis Vuitton has unveiled a new range called "Canvas of the Future". This, appropriately enough, means bags that incorporate flexible displays from the OEM Royole. These displays can make the side of ...

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