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Aug 9
The new Kishi controller. (Source: Razer)

Razer's Kishi mobile device controller is now compatible with Xbox Game Pass

The Razer Kishi is a recently-launched smartphone accessory that snaps around a phone to give it physical in-game controls. Its controls include analog mechanical thumbsticks, which might be handy in the course, of, say, using Xbox Game Pass. Conveniently, the Kishi now works with this new cloud-gaming solution for Android.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:51:00 +0200
Redmi recently released the RedmiBook 13 from 4,199 yuan (US$603). (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi rumored to be working on RedmiBook gaming laptop with high power Comet Lake mobile processor

There is a rumor that Redmi is developing a new laptop that could be offered as a RedmiBook gaming laptop due to the standard of the Comet Lake processor apparently chosen for it. It has been stated that an as-of-yet unreleased Intel Core i5-10200H mobile chip would be used for the gaming-centric RedmiBook.
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 18:50:00 +0200
The leaked "Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus" with its case. (Source: Alibaba)

The Huawei Enjoy 20 Plus may come with a pop-up selfie camera and the Kirin 820 SoC

New case leaks may reveal how a pair of Huawei phones called the Enjoy 20 and 20 Plus may look ahead of their launch. They may both have triple rear cameras, housed in a square module for the former and a round one for the latter. The Plus variant also has a feature that is getting rare in 2020: a motorized front-facing camera.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 15:14:00 +0200
The Realme C3 in its new shade. (Source: Realme)

Realme India adds new color options in some of its popular phones

Realme has updated some of its phones' sales listings in India with new color options. The devices in question are far from the OEM's newest offerings: therefore, this change may reflect how well they are selling, or need to sell in the immediate future, perhaps. The C3 is an example of these chosen few.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 14:22:00 +0200
The Sony Xperia 1 II. (Source: Sony)

DxOMark's evaluation of the Sony Xperia 1 II audio capabilities requires some nuance

The Sony Xperia 1 II recently made the trip over to DxOMark for an evaluation of its audio performance. The results turned out to be rather unimpressive, but some nuance is required for proper judgment.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 10:54:00 +0200
The patent drawing showcases both the high performance and low power CPUs in the design (Image source: @Underfox3)

Is this the future of AMD’s laptop CPU design? AMD files patent for hybrid computing approach similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE

A US patent uncovered by tipster @Underfox3 indicates that AMD is working on a hybrid computing design that appears similar to ARM’s big.LITTLE architecture, with high performance cores paired to power efficient, low-power cores.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:51:00 +0200
The 65-inch Mi TV Master Series. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi tipped to launch a new OLED TV following the release of the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series

Xiaomi released the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series last month and is set to follow it with yet another premium OLED TV. Not much has been revealed so far but word on the grapevine implies a much larger TV, with an accompanying premium in pricing.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:44:00 +0200
Chiplet-based RDNA 3 GPUs could usher in unprecedented gains to performance (Image source: AMD)

AMD’s upcoming RDNA 3 graphics cards might be chiplet based like Zen, implying unprecedented performance gains

Tipster @KOMACHI_ENSAKA claimed that internal AMD references to GCD and MCD likely refer to the “Graphics Complex Die” and “Memory Complex Die” of the purported Navi 31. These terms strongly indicate that Navi 31 (an upcoming RDNA 3 part) will likely be chiplet-based like Zen CPUs.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 08:32:00 +0200
The Realme X3 SuperZoom features powerful hardware and an impressive camera system.

Realme X3 SuperZoom: The hardware looks better at a second glance

The first impression is not very positive: The combination of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ and 12 GB of RAM is powerful. However, it is unable to beat the competition. At a second glance, the flagship from Realme looks much better, thanks to fast internal storage, fast Wi-Fi and support for many satellite navigation systems.
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 09 Aug 2020 02:18:00 +0200
Aug 8
The Galaxy Watch3 already has an update. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 is updated for the first time, bringing blood-oxygen metrics and more

Samsung's latest smartwatch reportedly already has a firmware update. The new download confers blood-oxygen measurements as well as the ability to track maximal oxygen uptake (or VO2Max). Therefore, the wearable may be better equipped to help the user get an idea of important aspects of their health and fitness.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:42:00 +0200
The Galaxy Note 20 series has 2 different processors. (Source: Samsung)

Early reviews suggest the Galaxy Note 20 series does indeed have an improved Exynos 990 SoC

Many Samsung fans may have been disappointed to learn that the latest in the Galaxy Note lines were getting Exynos-powered SKUs in some markets via pre-launch leaks. However, other reports claimed that this processor – the 990 – had been updated so as to improve performance in these newer devices compared to the Galaxy S20 series with which they share the chipset. Preliminary customer feedback hints this is indeed the case.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 23:02:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 has a 93.4% screen-to-body ratio. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 stable update rollout begins for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mi Mix 3

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S and Mi Mix 3 users in China have been reporting receiving a stable update for MIUI 12 on their smartphones. This indicates that the global, European, and Indian releases of the MIUI 12 stable update ROM for these two Mi Mix smartphones should take place over the coming weeks.
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:40:00 +0200
The Poco X2. (Source: Poco)

The Poco X2 finally gets the stable MIUI 12 update in India

After weeks of waiting, the stable MIUI 12 update is finally seeding to the Poco X2 in India. The Redmi K30-based phone is getting the OTA with build number "MIUI QGHINXM" and an 813 MB file size.
Ricci Rox, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:17:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G offers a very affordable entry into the 5G world at a street price of less than 300 Euros (~$356) at this point.

Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite & Mi Note 10 Lite: Xiaomi is the master of displays for mid-range smartphones

Our test of the Mi 10 Lite reveals a good trend in the smartphone mid-range: The OLED displays used in the mid-range price segment are at a very good level at this point. A while ago (in the 60-Hz era), the AMOLED panel of the Mi 10 Lite could have passed also as a flagship panel.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G | Qualcomm Adreno 620 | 6.57" | 192 g
Marcus Herbrich, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 21:08:00 +0200
The Mi 10 Ultra may give the Note 20 Ultra a run for its money with its rumoured specifications. (Image source: CoolAPK via @Sudhanshu1414)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra: Leaks confirm the design and heady specifications of August 11-bound flagship as questionable prices imply a 2.5x price gap to the Redmi K30 Ultra

The Mi 10 Ultra is shaping up to be quite the flagship smartphone. According to leaked specifications, Xiaomi will equip the device with a Snapdragon 865+ chipset, along with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage. The Mi 10 Ultra also appears to have four rear-facing cameras, 120x zoom capabilities and could be the first device with a selfie camera underneath its display. Xiaomi is thought to be launching the Mi 10 Ultra in two colours. Prices for it and the Redmi K30 Ultra have been offered too, but these seem unlikely.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:51:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a is already a best-seller on Amazon and Best Buy despite its delayed release. (Image source: Google)

Google Pixel 4a is a best-seller despite its mediocre hardware and delayed release

The Pixel 4a may have unsurprising specifications, but it is proving popular on websites like Amazon and Best Buy. The device is so popular, in fact, that is currently one of the best-selling smartphones on the two eCommerce platforms in the US. The Pixel 4a retails for US$349.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 20:37:00 +0200
The Amazfit Ares smartwatch costs 499 yuan (US$72). (Image source: Amazfit)

Leaked Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch image shows similar design language to Amazfit Ares

An apparent image of the upcoming Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch has been leaked, revealing a design language that is not entirely dissimilar to that of the rugged Amazfit Ares smartwatch. No specifications for the Amazfit Neo have been unearthed yet, but it should appeal to those after a sportier-looking smart wearable.
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 19:17:00 +0200
SSD soldered: Apple kills off the 27 inch iMac's storage upgradability

SSD soldered: Apple kills off the 27 inch iMac's storage upgradability

Of all the computer manufacturers, Apple is probably the most restrictive when it comes to user upgradability. MacBooks lost their upgradable storage years ago. Now, even the all-in-one desktop Apple iMac will be no longer upgradable.
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 17:17:00 +0200
The report claims that NVIDIA GeForce Ampere parts will have a staggered September-October launch (Image source: HKEPC)

NVIDIA GeForce Ampere launch timeframe, specs, and product positioning leak: GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, RTX 3080, and RTX 3070 to arrive in September, others to come later

Sources close to WCCFTech confirmed the product positioning of the whole stack of upcoming NVIDIA GeForce Ampere 3000 series cards, alongside their board numbers and tentative launch timeframes. The report adds further credence to claims that Ampere cards will arrive in September.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 16:33:00 +0200
Image: Reddit logo (w/ edits)

Massive Reddit hack litters site with bizarre pro-Trump content

Reddit, one of the most popular social media sites on the Internet, suffered a major breach. The hackers, whose identities and affiliations are currently unknown, used hacked moderator accounts to post strangely worded pro-Trump messages. Many of the compromised subreddits boast over one million members.
Sam Medley, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 06:33:00 +0200
An artistic impression of a QuTSCloud use-case. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP announces the discontinuation of vQTS

QNAP has announced that it will no longer officially support vQTS-built virtual machines (VMs) on its servers. This means that, while users can still operate the VMs they have previously constructed on this platform, they will no longer be supported or updated by the company. Machines set up using the newer QuTSCloud will, however.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 08 Aug 2020 01:14:00 +0200
Aug 7
Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 vs. MediaTek Dimensity 1000. (Image source: Gizguide/AnandTech - edited)

Snapdragon 865 vs Dimensity 1000+: Qualcomm's chip heads AnTuTu's Android SoC performance chart but MediaTek shows it can compete with the best

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 has secured the top place in AnTuTu’s Android smartphone SoC chart for the first half of 2020; however, MediaTek has made a strong showing with three entrants, including the Dimensity 1000+ in second. The Taiwanese company has also pipped its American rival in mobile chip shipment market share in China for Q2 2020.
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 23:36:00 +0200
Sequels of the Amazfit GTR and GTS appear to be in the works. (Image source: Huami)

Huami apparently has second-generation Amazfit smartwatches and a mysterious new product in the works

Code relating to second-generation Amazfit smartwatches from Huami has been discovered along with a small detail about a potentially new product. Codenames for the devices were found in code for the Zepp 4.8.9 app and appear to relate to successors of the well-received Huami Amazfit GTS and Huami Amazfit GTR.
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 20:03:00 +0200
Xiaomi has now commenced MIUI 12 upgrades for 48 devices. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 updates: List of devices that have received Xiaomi's latest OS grows to 48

The number of devices that have started receiving MIUI 12 has grown to 48. A detailed list outlines which devices have been upgraded to Xiaomi's latest OS, and on which branches of MIUI too.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:16:00 +0200
The Creative SXFI AIR offers good value for money. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Creative SXFI Air Hands-On Review: An intriguing but ultimately disappointing pair of over-ear headphones

The Creative SXFI AIR is a US$140 pair of over-ear headphones that packs plenty of features. With a Super X-Fi DSP, Bluetooth, line-in, USB Type-C and a microSD card reader, you are spoilt for choice with the SXFI AIR. Average battery life and underwhelming drivers hold the SXFI AIR back, though.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 19:03:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 7 Pro has started receiving MIUI 12 in China. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Stable MIUI 12 update arrives for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro as rollout for the Pocophone F1 is delayed again

The stable MIUI 12 update has started being issued to the Redmi Note 7 Pro outside of India. It is bad news for the Pocophone F1 though, as Xiaomi has delayed its planned OS upgrade once again.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:35:00 +0200
A render based on the "Book Flex 5G". (Source: LetsGoDigital)

A new leak may point to a Samsung Galaxy Book Flex with 5G

Samsung has reportedly applied for a European trademark for a "Book Flex" with an unusual new addition: 5G. Therefore, it may have a convertible PC with this connectivity in the works. This leak offers no hints as to the putative next-gen device's further specs, OS and chipset included, however.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 18:22:00 +0200
Updating these cameras may be holding the iPhones 12 back. (Source: Currys)

The iPhone 12 series may be delayed because their wide-angle camera lenses are out of stock

The well-regarded analyst Ming-Chi Kuo has reportedly issued a new research note that may help explain why Apple may have to put off launching its iPhone 12 line until later in the year than usual. It seems the OEM is having trouble sourcing good-quality wide-angle lenses for the cheaper variants of this series.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 17:51:00 +0200
AMD may be close to hitting the 5 GHz mark with Zen 3 Vermeer. (Image Source: AMD3D)

Update: Now up to 4.9 GHz | AMD Ryzen 9 4950X / 5950X 16C/32T Zen 3 Vermeer's boost clock may touch the 5 GHz mark; AMD could skip 4000 series naming for desktop

Igor's Lab has revealed a new OPN ID indicating a 3.5 GHz base clock and 4.8 GHz boost clock for a 16-core 32-thread Zen 3 Vermeer engineering sample. This is a 100 MHz higher boost than the current Ryzen 9 3950X, and AMD may be able to manage speeds closer to the 5 GHz mark in the retail units. It is also being rumored that AMD may change the branding to Ryzen 5000 to avoid confusion with existing Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs for mobile and desktop. Update: Two more OPNs discovered
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 16:26:00 +0200
At last, a Galaxy Watch Active 2 ECG. (Source: TizenHelp)

South Korean Galaxy Watch Active 2 units finally get the firmware update that turns ECGs on

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 was marketed as a device that would be capable of generating electrocardiograms (ECGs) for advanced health-tracking purposes. Now - almost exactly one year after its launch - the OEM has activated this function. However, it still only works for units sold in their own home market.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 15:05:00 +0200
The Redmi K30 Ultra will arrive on August 11. (Image source: DigitalChatStation)

Xiaomi confirms August 11 launch date for the Redmi K30 Ultra; MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, up to 12 GB of RAM and a 120 Hz display all tipped for upcoming flagship

The Redmi K30 Ultra will be arriving a few days earlier than expected. Instead of its rumoured August 14 launch date, the Redmi K30 Ultra will be unveiled alongside the Mi 10 Ultra on August 11. The device, also called the Redmi K30 Extreme Commemorative Edition, will feature the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ SoC and up to 12 GB of RAM.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:33:00 +0200
Over 20GB of confidential design data and files were stolen from Intel in a security breach (Image source: Panda Security)

Hackers steal over 20GB of confidential design data from Intel in massive data breach

Days after Canon, Intel is the next major company to face a massive data breach. Over 20GB of confidential design data including SDKs, flash tools, marketing templates, debug tools, and more were stolen and subsequently leaked online.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:25:00 +0200
The future of ARM's ownership is in doubt. (Source: ARM)

A TSMC/Foxconn consortium may be just one alternative to NVIDIA's ARM acquisition

NVIDIA is reportedly in advanced talks with SoftBank to buy ARM for about US$32 billion. However, this is not set in stone, as the seller may have other options. One, according to Nikkei Asian Review, is other firms in this business such as Foxconn and TSMC clubbing together to buy the pivotal architecture IP-holder instead.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 14:23:00 +0200
The Mi 10 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra tipped for greatness ahead of launch

Xiaomi is set to launch the Mi 10 Pro+ on August 11. The phone has now also been referred to as the Mi 10 Ultra, and is tipped to "shock the world". As expected, this should see it take on the new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra while being quite a bit cheaper too.
Ricci Rox, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 12:37:00 +0200
MediaTek shows the T700 off. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek introduces the T700, a 5G modem for the Intel notebooks of the near future

MediaTek and Intel had previously announced a partnership to ultimately result in 5G-capable laptops powered by the latter's CPUs. Now, this collaboration has reached a stage at which the modem necessary has been tested and validated for these purposes. It is thus now rated for standalone- and non-standalone sub-6GHz connectivity.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 07 Aug 2020 00:29:00 +0200
Aug 6
A top contender for the X3 Pro name. (Source: TENAA)

More leaks may or may not point to the imminent launch of the Realme X3 Pro

The Realme X3 Pro is a phone that has been shrouded in mystery, not to mention uncertainty as to whether a device of this name will even see a launch event this year. Some leaks have thrown up more new model numbers associated with this brand with possible specs that may yet fit the bill.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:59:00 +0200
Redmi smartphones from the K30 range do well in the price-performance charts. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi is the clear cost-effective champion as 11 Redmi smartphones appear in the latest price-performance charts from AnTuTu

Redmi has shown itself to be the clear champion of AnTuTu’s latest price-performance charts. Not only does the Xiaomi subsidiary top three of the charts, but it also has a total of 11 devices appearing in the five tables. Only the iQOO Z1 manages to disturb Xiaomi and Redmi’s dominance in leading each chart.
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 23:08:00 +0200
The Redmi 6 Pro is one of the latest devices to be upgraded to MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro gets MIUI 12; Mi 10 joins the upgrade brigade in Russia

The Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro has picked up the MIUI 12 upgrade. The device remains on Android 9.0 Pie for some reason, though. Additionally, Xiaomi has started upgrading the Mi 10 to its latest OS in Russia.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:35:00 +0200
The XCY X51 features a quad-core processor and 8 GB of RAM. (Image source: XCY)

XCY X51: A mini-PC that is shipping for under US$179

The XCY X51 is a mini-PC and an incredibly small one at that. Based on the Intel Celeron N4100, the X51 features 8 GB of RAM, a 128 GB M.2 2242 SSD and a host of ports. The 62 x 62 x 42 mm device weighs 121 g and can be purchased for US$179.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:30:00 +0200
Google ends production of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL. (Source: CNN)

Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL discontinued ahead of Pixel 5 release

Barely ten months after the launch of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, Google has now discontinued the two phones. Typically, Google's offerings stay on the market for about eighteen months, so this is something of a surprise.
Ricci Rox, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:47:00 +0200
The release of the Sony WH-1000XM4 is here, at long last. (Image source: Sony)

Sony finally releases the WH-1000XM4, almost two years on from the WH-1000XM3

Sony has finally released the WH-1000XM4, almost two years after it released its last edition in the WH-1000XM series. Little has changed from the WH-1000XM3 and WH-1000XM4 save for a few new features. Battery life remains at 30 hours with NC on and the new model has the same 40 mm neodymium drivers. Bluetooth 5.0 is now supported, but aptX and aptX HD have been dropped.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:19:00 +0200
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition (2020) laptop review: Small changes, better overall package.

Deep blacks thanks to an OLED screen - The Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition 2020 review

Razer’s workstation features a lot of performance, a 4K OLED touchscreen, a Thunderbolt 3 port, 32 GB of RAM (running in dual-channel mode), 16 of VRAM and a 1 TB NVMe SSD.
Intel Core i7-10875H | NVIDIA Quadro RTX 5000 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
Sascha Mölck, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:17:00 +0200
The Ovisen S201 is more than just a smartwatch. (Image source: Gearbest)

Ovisen S201: A stylish smartwatch that packs a pair of wireless earbuds

The Ovisen S201 is reminiscent of many cheap smartwatches, but it has a trick up its sleeve. Unusually, Ovisen has integrated a pair of wireless earbuds that charge from within the body of the smartwatch.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:12:00 +0200
Seeedstudio has added itself to the list of retailers that now sell the Rock Pi 4 Model C. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

The Rock Pi 4 Model C is now orderable from another retailer

The Rock Pi 4 Model C is available to order from another retailer for the princely sum of US$59.00. Previously, AllNetChina had been the only retailer to offer the single-board computer at that price, but Seeedstudio has now got in on the act.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:07:00 +0200
The Arctech Pro replaces Samsung's branding. (Image source: Razer)

Razer Arctech Pro: A case to keep your Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra cool

The Razer Arctech Pro is compatible with the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra. The company claims that the Arctech Pro not only protects the two new flagships against drops, but also that it offers enough passive cooling to improve performance.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 19:01:00 +0200
The Sony WH-1000XM4 will be available in two colours. (Image source: Sony via Best Buy)

Sony WH-1000XM4: Amazon France & MediaMarkt listings drop early for new premium ANC headphones as review appears online ahead of release

The release of the WH-1000XM4 is almost upon us, at least according to the publication of more retailer listings and even a video review. Sony appears to have made some minor changes from the headphones that it released two years ago, which is not necessarily a bad thing. Call quality apparently remains unchanged, though.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 16:16:00 +0200
OnePlus teases always-on display interface with thin gradient line running down the middle of the screen. (Image Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus to finally introduce always-on feature for its phone displays with the OxygenOS 11 release in late 2020

OnePlus users have been asking for the always on display feature for quite some time now, and it looks like it could finally arrive with the OxygenOS 11 release later this year. An open beta test is scheduled for September. OnePlus recently teased the look of the interface, which includes a thin gradient line running down the center of the screen.
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:50:00 +0200
The Pixel 4a (5G) will start at US$499/£499. (Image source: Google)

The Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 will only be available in nine markets; October 8 release date and US$499 starting price revealed

The release date of the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5 may have been revealed by Google France. According to an amended blog post, the two 5G smartphones will be available to pre-order from October 8. The Pixel 4a (5G) will start at US$499, but it and the Pixel 5 will only be available to purchase in nine markets.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The CAT S62 Pro features a FLIR Lepton 3.5 IR sensor. (Image source: Caterpillar Inc.)

CAT S62 Pro: A rugged smartphone with mid-range specs and a professional-grade thermal imaging camera

The CAT S62 Pro is a compact and rugged smartphone with a professional-grade thermal imaging camera. The CAT S62 Pro also has 6 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, a 4,000 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 660 SoC. Caterpillar Inc will begin shipping its latest rugged smartphone from August 17.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:51:00 +0200
The DualSense will seemingly be offered in at least two colours. (Image source: FCC via @yabishekhd)

Hands-on images of the PS5 DualSense controller reveal two colour options as Sony confirms software update plans

Hands-on images of the PS5 DualSense controller have been published online, purportedly from the FCC. The images show the DualSense from all angles in its two-tone colour scheme and also offer a look at an unannounced black version. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 DualSense controllers will receive dedicated software updates too, a change from how the company currently delivers updates for the DualShock 4.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 06 Aug 2020 14:39:00 +0200

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