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Jan 17
Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

Every OLED laptop announced at CES 2019

It's not a coincidence that the OLED XPS 15, Razer Blade 15, HP Spectre x360 15, and Lenovo Yoga C730 are all launching within 1 to 2 months of each other. These 15.6-inch laptops will likely source their 4K UHD OLED panels from t...
Jan 16
YouTube pranksters have been blindly following Sandra Bullock's character's predicament in Bird Box. (Source: Bluegrass/Netflix)

Dangerous challenges and pranks join porn and hate speech on YouTube's banned list

YouTube has amended its policies in regard to content that depicts dangerous challenges and pranks. Videos that encourage or show activities that could lead to physical harm, make people think they are in danger, or show pranks th...
Dell XPS 15 9575, still facing problems as of January 2019 DPC latency

Dell is also working on fixing XPS 15 9575 DPC latency issues

Although most DPC latency-related complaints we heard so far from Dell XPS users involved the XPS 15 9570, it looks like the XPS 15 9575 convertible is also plagued by such problems. Frank Azor has recently confirmed that Dell is ...
Wiko View 2 Plus

81% Wiko View 2 Plus Smartphone Review

Plus Notch. The Wiko View 2 Plus picks up on many of last year’s smartphone trends and combines them in an affordable package. The View 2 Plus integrates a dual rear-facing camera and a large battery among other things, but its imposing notch may put off some potential buyers.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.93" | 166 g
The legendary Motorola Razr to get a modern smart/foldable successor on Verizon in 2019

The foldable Motorola Razr could hit Verizon later this year carrying a US$1,500 price tag

The Moto Razr 2019 seems to be ready to take on the mobile world by storm with its foldable display and other new technologies. The only problem could be the value this handset can provide, as it is expected to hit Verizon with a ...
Pandora gets in-app voice assistant Voice Mode (Source: Android Community)

Pandora launches in-app voice assistant for iOS and Android

Pandora users — including those using the free version of the streaming service — can enjoy the new capabilities provided by the in-app Voice Mode. This voice assistant can be used to accomplish multiple music-related tasks by usi...
The SD 855 has gone up against its competitors already. (Source: GizChina)

Snapdragon 855 benchmarks and comparisons with A12 Bionic & Kirin 980 surface online

The first benchmarks using a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 reference device have started to roll in. This new processor has done impressively well compared to its predecessor in two separate tests. It has also outdone devices with the K...
Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Unpleasant surprise: Core i5 Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet 25% faster than i7-SKU!

Even we at Notebookcheck are sometimes surprised by test samples. The entry-level CPU of the ThinkPad X1 Tablet is about 25% faster than the more expensive Core i7 under sustained workloads. How is that possible?
Many Netflix customers will see price hikes over the next quarter. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix will increase its prices to customers paying in USD over the next few months

Netflix has announced plans to inflate its prices by up to 18%. However, this will only affect new and existing customers who use US dollars to pay for their subscriptions. This move resulted in a 6.5% increase in its stock price ...
Samsung Galaxy A40 (SM-A405FN) listing with Exynos 7885 and Android Pie in tow (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Samsung Galaxy A40 spotted on Geekbench with Android Pie onboard, Exynos 7885 and 4 GB RAM in tow

Some recent rumors claim that Samsung could launch quite a few Galaxy A handsets this by the end of the year, and the Galaxy A40 is one of them. The device with the model number SM-A405FN has recently surfaced on Geekbench and its...
A new toggle to impose a traditional, temporal timeline view is being rolled out to Twitter users. (Source: YouTube)

Twitter is finally switching back to a fully chronological timeline

Recently, Twitter revamped its platform with the 'Interesting Tweets' feature. However, some users have asserted that the tweets chosen by its algorithm persisted in timelines regardless of whether they turned it off in Settings o...
The Realme 2 Pro. (Source: Realme)

Realme 2 Pro users can now unlock their bootloaders, but there are caveats

Realme (OPPO's increasingly popular sub-brand) has decided to release a tool enabling owners of its 2 Pro device to unlock their bootloaders. However, it involves rather more steps than the average adb-command process for many And...
These 2017 Samsung flagships now have stock Pie betas. (Source: Android Central)

One UI/Android 9 betas for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and S8 line now available in certain countries

Some users of the Samsung Galaxy S8, 8+ and Note 8 have seen a new stock beta OS for their phones. This ROM, which is installed by way of joining the OEM's Beta Program, updates the 2017 devices to Android 9.0 (Pie) and the new On...
Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Android tablet with HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor surfaces with Pie and EMUI 9.0 January 2019

Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro Android Pie tablet surfaces on Geekbench

Powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 960 processor, the Huawei MediaPad M5 Pro also comes with an active stylus and features 4 GB of memory and up to 128 GB of internal storage space. Thanks to these attributes, this slate remains a worth...
Thomas Hounsell shut down BuildFeed.net

Did Microsoft indirectly pull the plug on popular Leak site Buildfeed?

Things have suddenly come to a head the last few days on Buildfeed. Promptly after leaking information that Microsoft was working on software aimed at foldable devices, website owner Thomas Hounsell shut down the site. It is rumor...
Samsung Galaxy S10+ (SM-G975U) listing (Source: Geekbench Browser)

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ unlocked shows up on Geekbench with Snapdragon 855 onboard

Expected to be unveiled at the Unpacked event that will take place in less than a week in San Francisco, the Samsung Galaxy S10+ has recently surfaced on Geekbench. The model spotted in the popular benchmark database is labeled SM...
Mortal Kombat 11 will be revealed tomorrow, launch scheduled for April 23, 2019 (Source: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Mortal Kombat 11 will be revealed tomorrow, launch scheduled for late April

Not long after its early December 2018 unveil, Mortal Kombat 11 is now ready to be fully revealed. However, this new installment in the 25-year old fighting game series will only be launched on April 23, 2019. Mortal Kombat 11 wil...
Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go (Source: Chuwi)

Chuwi Ubook 2-in-1 will be a cheaper version of the Microsoft Surface Go

The Windows detachable combines the U-shaped metal kickstand of the Spectre x2 and the Alcantara look of the Surface Pro keyboard with a passively-cooled Core m3 processor. Chuwi is promising a retail price of just under $400 if t...
To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

To our surprise, the Huawei MateBook 13 uses the faster 25 W '1D10' GeForce MX150 GPU

Huawei doesn't not mention it, but perhaps it should. The OEM is quietly slipping the faster 25 W version of the GeForce MX150 into its upcoming mid-tier Ultrabook whereas most competitors are using the much slower 10 W version. E...
OUKITEL U23

79% OUKITEL U23 Smartphone Review

An affordable midrange smartphone with wireless charging. OUKITEL has brought wireless charging to the sub-US$200 smartphone market with the U23. Read on to find out what other features the Chinese manufacturer has packed into this budget midrange device.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763V | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 6.18" | 201 g
Jan 15
source: apple

Apple: Qualcomm refuses to sell LTE chips

The COO of Apple has stated before the US Federal Trade Commission that the company has planned to use Qualcomm LTE chips in its new smartphones. However, Qualcomm seems to refuse to sell the new chips to Apple.
The new Librem 15 is packing a 4K display. (Source: Purism)

Purism updates the Librem laptop line with gen 7 Intel ULV CPUs

The new Librem 13 / 15 models come equipped with the i7-7500U CPU coupled with up to 16 GB of DDR4-2133 RAM and up to 2 TB NVMe SSD + 4 TB SATA SSD storage combos. The security features from the previous versions are still there a...
The Redmi Note 7. (Source: Redmi)

The Redmi Note 7 reportedly sold out 9 minutes into its first day on sale

The Redmi Note 7 was released for sale today (January 15, 2019) in its home country, China. The Snapdragon 660 phone with the 48MP camera sensor reportedly took only 9 minutes to sell out completely. Redmi sources are quoted as cl...
The latest form of iPod Touch. (Source: Apple)

iPod Touch will be resurrected for 2019 with USB type C: new rumor

Apple has not refreshed or updated the iPod Touch since 2015. That year saw the 6th generation of the device, which was not heard of much since. However, that fact did not stop a Japanese outlet posting claims that a supplier had ...
AMD is citing infringements that specifically involve the Helio P10 SoC from MediaTek. (Source: MediaTek)

AMD initiates lawsuit against MediaTek for illegal use of graphics technologies

MediaTek's Helio P10 SoC is allegedly infringing on graphics technologies developed by AMD. The complaints were filed with the ITC as early as 2017, but the two companies apparently were not able to reach any agreement out of cour...
The latest Open Beta for the OnePlus 6T (and 6) is now available. (Source: OnePlus)

New Open Beta for the OnePlus 6 and 6T has been released

OnePlus has released the latest Android Pie-based Open Beta (OB) ROM for its latest flagship series. It is known as the OB3 and OB11 for the 6T and 6 respectively. These OBs claim to bring increased detail to the stock weather app...
According to new rumors, the new Radeon VII will have a very short run. (Source: AMD)

AMD will make only about 5000 units of the Radeon VII: new leak

AMD could make 5000 - or less - Radeon VII GPUs for sale for their February release, according to sources cited in a new TweakTown report. This may be because the new 7nm cards are Radeon Instinct cut-downs. In addition, this repo...
The new rumored chipset would be part of the Core i9 Extreme familiy. (Source: Intel)

The 4 GHz, 14-core Intel Core i9-9990XE may be available soon, but not for direct sale

Anandtech claims to have obtained access to some materials that indicate Intel is planning to release a new, extremely high-end desktop CPU. This processor, the i9-9990XE, is described as having a base clock of 4.0 GHz, 14 cores, ...
iPhone sales saw a 7% YoY decline in H2 2018. (Source: Gadgetsnow)

TrendForce: Apple expected to decline even further in 2019

Analytics platform has revealed its projected shipment figures for the big players in the smartphone market this year. Samsung and Apple are expected to see declines in sales, while Huawei and Xiaomi could see even more growth.
Save the date. (Source: Sammobile)

Details and renders of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy M phones revealed

Samsung is set to unveil its new line of devices, the Galaxy M series. The company is expected to kick off the series with three devices, and specifications and official renders of the devices have surfaced.
The Redmi Note 5 Pro. (Source: XDA-Developers

The Redmi Note 5 is set to get Android Pie soon

The Redmi Note 5 was launched a year ago and received the update to Oreo in some parts of the world. The device has now been confirmed to also be set to receive the Android Pie update, with a Q1 rollout on the cards.
Fortnite is now used for online money laundering via V-Bucks

Fortnite is being used to launder cash

Although the game itself is free, Fortnite also features virtual coins that can be used to purchase various in-game items. Scammers use stolen credit cards to buy V-bucks and then sell them for good rates to legitimate players. Ju...
Honor 10 Lite Android phablet with HiSilicon Kirin 710 processor

Honor 10 Lite finally hits India

Silently introduced in China back in November 2018, the HiSilicon Kirin 710-driven Honor 10 Lite is now finally ready to conquer the Indian market. Sales will start on January 20 via Flipkart and hihonor.in. The prices are equival...
The moment where he finally realized that the large sum of cash is not a hoax.

Twitch Streamer receives donation of US$75,000 marking a new record

The Twitch Streamer “Exotic Chaotic” must have felt like he won the lottery after unexpectedly having another Twitch Streamer deposit US$75,000 into his PayPal account.
The HyperX Cloud MIX HX-HSCAM-GM has a detachable Discord, and TeamSpeak certified boom microphone. (Image source: HyperX)

HyperX Cloud MIX: A Hi-Res Audio gaming headset and Bluetooth headphones in one

HyperX has announced its Cloud MIX headphones, a wired gaming headset that also doubles as a set of lightweight and portable Bluetooth headphones. The Cloud MIX has an understated design, 20 hours of battery life over Bluetooth an...
Xiaomi has released a 4K version of its popular MIJIA laser projector. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi releases a 4K laser projector that costs CNY 14,999 (~ US$2,200)

Xiaomi has surprisingly announced a new 4K MIJIA laser projector. The device can create up to a 150-inch display and will last for over 25,000 hours. The projector will cost 14,999 Yuan, but Xiaomi is currently running a 5,000 Yua...
Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards (Source: Slickdeals)

Dell Inspiron 7000 2-in-1 and XPS 13 9380 win Slickdeals Editor's Choice awards

Based on reader interest, deal-tracking site Slickdeals is predicting that the new Inspiron 7000 convertible and XPS 13 will become highly sought-after laptops once they launch in just a few short months. The Inspiron series alone...
MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI raises its gaming laptops to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs

MSI is upgrading its gaming laptops and has taken the graphics experience to a new level with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. First and foremost is the GS75, which combines sleek design with cutting edge and powerful hardware. (advertisement)
Jan 14
The Beyond X may launch as a Verizon exclusive at Samsung's Galaxy UNPACKED event next month in San Francisco. (Image source: chip.de)

The 5G version of the Galaxy S10 will launch as a Verizon exclusive

The 5G version of the upcoming Galaxy S10, also known as the BeyondX, will reportedly launch as a Verizon exclusive in the US. The new leak comes after the carrier announced that it would partner with Samsung to release a 5G enabl...
The Z5 Pro GT joined a very short list of 2018 slider phones on its debut. (Source: Lenovo)

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT has had its general release delayed

The Lenovo Z5 Pro GT is a long name to say (or type out), but for the Snapdragon 855, a triple camera and as much as 12GB of RAM it may be worth it. It had been launched in December 2018, with a general release planned for January...
The Pixel 3 XL Lite is looking more and more real by the day. (Source: GSMArena)

Probable Pixel 3 XL Lite has popped up on Geekbench - with 6GB of RAM

The possibility of mid-range counterparts for the Pixel 3 and 3 XL is the subject of much rumor and speculation at present. It is thought that these new Google phones may be powered by the Snapdragon 670 and 710 respectively. A ne...
Nokia 9 PureView unofficial render, unveil coming January 2019, early February 2019 launch

HMD Global could launch the Nokia 9 PureView flagship in less than a month

The Nokia 9 PureView was expected to arrive at MWC 2019 in late February, but a recent report claims that this upcoming handset with no less than five cameras on the back will be unveiled before the end of January and will become ...
Galaxy Note 9 owners must wait a few more weeks before Samsung rolls out One UI to their devices. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung pushes back its Note 9 Android Pie release to February

Sit tight Note 9 owners, because Samsung has seemingly backtracked on releasing its Android Pie update for the device on January 15. The company's official Turkish website now reports that One UI will be rolled out to the Note 9 o...
Huawei EMUI 9.0 flyer, third-party launchers not supported in China (Source: Android Community)

Huawei now blocking third-party Android launchers in China

Huawei might be on its way to becoming the world's second-largest smartphone maker, but the latest move made by the Chinese brand might be a costly one in the long run. The EMUI 9.0 update will come without access to third-party l...
Windows 7 has just one year of free support left, extended support ending January 14, 2020

Windows 7 users, ready up: You got just one year of free support left

Although mainstream support for Windows 7 SP1 ended on January 13, 2015, those still using this operating system have one year of free support and updates ahead. Unfortunately, once the extended support period will end, they have ...
Will Samsung reveal its Galaxy F at this year's Galaxy UNPACKED event? (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung hints at the announcement of the Galaxy F in a press release

Hot on the heels of briefly giving us a glimpse of the Galaxy S10, Samsung has included more teasers in another press release about what devices it will soon be unveiling. This time the company has heavily hinted at the prospect o...
Realme 2 Pro will soon get a successor, the Realme 3, 48 MP handset also in the cards

Realme 3 coming in Q1 2019, 48 MP handset also in the works

The Realme 3 will be announced in the first quarter of 2019 and will probably come without a punch-hole selfie shooter and/or a triple camera setup on the back. The handset should arrive with a dual camera setup and a notch in two...
OPPO will reportedly introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 (Image source: @Universelce)

OPPO to introduce two smartphones with 10X optical zoom cameras on January 16 in Beijing

OPPO announced the first smartphone with a 5X optical zoom camera only last year, but the company is now taking one step further according to new leaks. The company has reportedly sent out press invitations to introduce its new sm...
Huawei Mate 20 Pro flagship, Huawei could beat Apple in 2019

Global production drop could help Huawei to become the world's second largest smartphone maker

Although it might struggle in some markets like India — where it lost the crown to Xiaomi — Samsung remains the leader of the global smartphone market. On the other hand, the smartphone production drop of 3.3 percent expected for ...
Ulefone Armor 3T

79% Ulefone Armor 3T Smartphone Review

Radio star. Ulefone typically designs outdoor smartphones that have large batteries. The Chinese company has remained true to this concept with the Armor 3T but has added a walkie-talkie function, which is somewhat novel. Read on to find out how well this hybrid smartphone works in daily use and how it fares against its competitors.
Mediatek Helio P23 MT6763T | ARM Mali-G71 MP2 | 5.7" | 374 g

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