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May 26
Leak details 4.0 GHz Core i9-7900X CPU sporting ten cores

Leak details 4.0 GHz Core i9-7900X CPU sporting ten cores

The 175 W TDP deca-core processor will likely succeed the current Broadwell-E Core i7-6950X if these specifications prove to be true.
Apple Orchard Road retail store opening flyer late May 2017

Apple opens its first retail store in Singapore

More than just being the first Singapore-based Apple retail store in Singapore, the Orchard Road location is also the first one in Southeast Asia and apparently also the first one capable of fully operating on solar power alone.
Intel to finally license and integrate Thunderbolt 3 onto its future CPUs

Intel to finally license and integrate Thunderbolt 3 onto its future CPUs

Intel is taking its first steps in making Thunderbolt 3 more universal with royalty-free implementation for manufacturers starting next year. One can only hope that this will lead to universal GPU docking stations as well.
May 25
Codenvy online IDE startup screen, Codenvy joins RedHat

Red Hat acquires Codenvy

RedHat's new acquisition aims to help improve JBoss Middleware and OpenShift. Even more, Codenvy will become a part of the hybrid cloud services platform The financial details have not been disclosed.
Nubia Z17 - First device to feature Quick Charge 4.0?

Nubia Z17 - First device to feature Quick Charge 4.0?

Quick Charge 4.0 was billed for a first half release, and it looks like the Nubia Z17 will be the first device to carry this technology.
Moto X Force Android handset gets Android 7.0 Nougat starting with Latin America

Moto X Force gets Android 7.0 Nougat

This Android handset that was unveiled back in late 2015 receives the most recent major iteration of Google's mobile operating system starting with Latin America, so the Verizon-exclusive Motorola Droid Turbo 2 should get the latest security patches as well.
Source: Asus

Asus ZenScreen MB16AC external monitor is coming in July

The portable monitor connects to a computer via USB Type-C and can offer a dual display setup on the go.
Huawei Y6 2017 - Budget device with front flash

Huawei Y6 2017 - Budget device with front flash

Huwaei's new budget device, the Y6 2017, has been announced. It will carry 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and a front flash.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Android phablet with Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 and 4 GB RAM

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 now official

This 6.44-inch phablet features a massive 5,300 mAh battery that is supposed to provide two days of regular use and uses a Snapdragon 625 processor, next to 4 GB RAM and 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage.
Samsung Pay now official in Hong Kong after an early access phase

Samsung Pay hits Hong Kong

Concluding a brief early access phase, this mobile payments system is now fully available in Hong Kong. Apple Pay and Android Pay are both present in the area already, so gaining popularity in Hong Kong is a tough task for Samsung's service.
Huawei P10 and P10 Plus launch event, Huawei P10 lineup coming to Canada June 2017

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus coming to Canada next month

These two new flagships are scheduled to go on sale in Canada on June 6. The P10 will be available via Rogers, Fido, Bell, and Videotron, while the P10 is expected to hit Canada exclusively via Rogers. The prices are not public yet.
The Xperia Z3, released in Q4 2014, remains Sony's most well-received smartphone in years. (Source: Sony)

Sony discontinues upper-midrange phones

Sony has announced cuts to its "Premium Standard" product line amid profoundly disappointing international sales of those model smartphones.
The Iconia One 10 features two micro-USB OTG ports to allow other peripherals while charging. (Source: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces new Iconia tablets for entertainment and productivity

Acer has announced the release of a plethora of new products at this years Computex at the company's home country of Taiwan. Both 10-inch Android tablets, the Iconia One 10 will focus on productivity while the Iconia Tab 10 targets media consumers.
Leagoo M7 leak surfaces online

Leagoo M7 leak surfaces online

Pictures and details of the new Leagoo M7 leaked earlier today on Twitter and it looks like the Chinese company is bent on creating an iPhone 7 clone.
Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

83% Acer Aspire VX 15 VX5-591G (7300HQ, GTX 1050, Full HD) Laptop Review

Inexpensive gamer. Acer's inexpensive gaming notebook displays all the latest computer games smoothly. The device is available for just under £800 (~$1035) in the UK. It is equipped with a Kaby Lake quad-core processor, a GeForce GTX 1050 GPU and both an SSD and HDD.
Intel Core i5-7300HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 (Notebook) | 15.6" | 2.5 kg
Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) Android phablet spotted with Android Nougat on board

Samsung Galaxy A8 (2016) spotted with Nougat on board

This 5.7-inch phablet that arrived in South Korea last year was mentioned in the list of Nougat-compatible Samsung handsets a while ago but did not receive the new firmware yet. Now, we see it surface on GFXBench with Android 7.0 on board, so the update should arrive soon.
Acer Spin 1 convertible with Active Stylus support and Intel Celeron/Pentium processor options

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer Spin 1 convertible now official

The new Spin 1 convertible comes with a slimmer, lighter, and sturdier design than its predecessor, featuring Intel Celeron and Pentium processor options, up to 128 GB internal storage, and 4 GB RAM.
Samsung Gear 360 (2017) VR camera accessory available in the US for $229 USD

Samsung Gear 360 (2017) camera hits the market for $229 USD

The new VR camera by Samsung is $100 USD cheaper than its predecessor, offering support for 4K video recording, as well as 2K live streaming to YouTube, Facebook, and other social networks.
MSI GT83VR wins Best Choice Golden Award

COMPUTEX 2017 | MSI GT83VR wins Best Choice Golden Award

The two-year old GT80/GT83VR design has been recognized by panelists for its durability, design, and gaming-centric features.
Zotac unveils Magnus ER51060 and MA551 mini PCs with Ryzen CPUs

Zotac unveils Magnus ER51060 and MA551 mini PCs with Ryzen CPUs

Details are limited, but the ER51060 mini PC will be a first for Zotac to feature a desktop Nvidia graphics card up to the GTX 1070 Mini.
The Acer Nitro 5. (Image: Acer)

COMPUTEX 2017 | Acer announces Nitro 5 gaming notebook with either an NVIDIA or AMD GPU

With either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti or an AMD RX 550, Acer's new mainstream gaming notebook offers quite a few options.
May 24
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This is what an extra $1,200 gets you. (Source: Amazon Japan)

Special edition VAIO Z Flip makes engine noises on boot-up, forms a dent in your wallet upon purchase

A Mercedes-Benz–branded VAIO Z Flip is now available for purchase, but is currently limited to Japan. The special edition notebook hopes to entice buyers with its generously-applied logos and a unique boot-up feature, but its high asking price may instead drive them away.
Samsung and Apple cleaned house in the ACSI's 2017 Customer Satisfaction Survey. (Image: ACSI)

Apple and Samsung dominate 2017 American Customer Satisfaction Index

The two brands claimed every spot in the ACSI's top 20 smartphones ranked according to customer satisfaction.
An optional MX150 is listed as one of the features available to the HP Envy 13. (Source: Videocardz)

Nvidia launches GeForce MX150 for notebooks without fanfare

HP's Envy 13 unveiling also revealed Nvidia's GeForce MX150 graphics card. The card is, for all intents and purposes, a mobile GT 1030, and is geared toward ultrabooks and similar low-power notebooks.
Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 - Another overpriced device from Samsung?

Samsung Galaxy Wide 2 - Another overpriced device from Samsung?

Korean giants Samsung just announced the release of the new Galaxy Wide 2 - an overpriced entry level device that offers nothing new.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to come with massive battery and OTG support

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 to come with massive battery and OTG support

The Mi Max 2, which is likely to be announced tomorrow, will have a plus-sized battery and reverse-charging OTG capabilities.
Huawei Honor Band A2 fitness tracker coming in early June 2017

Honor Band A2 smart wearable coming next month

This new fitness tracker is a direct successor of last year's Band A1 and comes with a heart rate sensor, also featuring an OLED display and carrying a price tag of around $30 USD.
The new 3310 is cheaper, lighter, and smaller than its predecessor — but the likeness is unmistakable. (Source: CNET)

Nostalgic Nokia 3310 now available (but not numerous)

Nokia licensee HMD Global's revamp of the icon Nokia 3310 feature-phone has gone on sale today in the UK. It's priced around US$65, but expect stock to be bought up quickly by fans.
Asus ZenFone Live Android smartphone now available for purchase in India

Asus Zenfone Live arrives in India

This 5-inch handset comes with a rich set of both hardware and software features that aim to improve its live streaming and photography performance. Indian customers can pick it in gold, pink, or black, for a price tag of around $155 USD.
Kodak Ektra camera-focused Android smartphone reaches the US market late May 2017

Kodak Ektra finally hits the US

This smartphone/digital camera hybrid was supposed to arrive in the US last month but did not make it back then. For $399 USD, this stylish handset comes with RAW support, 4K video support, as well as software solutions for quick editing of videos and images.
Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

87% Lenovo ThinkPad T470s – What is the best display option?

Agony of choice. We compare the displays for the new ThinkPad T470s. WQHD, Full HD or touchscreen – how does the choice influence the picture quality as well as the battery runtime?
Intel Core i7-7600U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.4 kg
Chinese brands such as Huawei are positioning themselves as manufacturers of premium, innovative products fit to compete against the world's best. (Source: Digital Trends)

Chinese smartphone makers surge while Apple and Samsung see decline

A new report by Gartner Inc. reveals Chinese smartphone OEMs saw huge growth over the past year while industry giants Apple and Samsung slightly negative growth.
Japan Display 600 dpi display vs 400 dpi and 112 dpi comparation

Japan Display announces 600 ppi E-Ink display

Thanks to its collaboration with E Ink Holdings, JDI is now capable of delivering ePaper panels with the same resolution as top-of-the-line smartphone displays and high-quality prints.
Huawei Honor 6A Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor now official

Huawei Honor 6A now official

This new budget-friendly Android handset comes with Android 7.0 Nougat on board, being powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 430 processor, next to 2 GB or 3 GB RAM and 16 GB or 32 GB internal storage.

NVIDIA GeForce MX150 (Laptop GT 1030)

384 Pascal cores, 64 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
Asus X015D Android smartphone at TENAA, to hit the market as ZenFone Go 2

Asus ZenFone Go 2 hits TENAA

The handset that surfaced on the Chinese FCC is listed as ASUS_X015D and features a dual camera setup, as well as a 5.5-inch 720p TFT display, an octa-core processor, and a 4,850 mAh battery.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 (Desktop)

384 Pascal cores @ 1228MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5 @ 6000MHz
Lenovo Moto G5S renders leak

Lenovo Moto G5S renders leak

The purported G5S and G5S Plus will each carry larger displays than the current G5 and G5 Plus with a new all-metal design.
Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

Chuwi SurBook 2-in-1 now on Indiegogo for $299 USD

The early bird price will be available to only the first few hundred backers before prices go up to the ~$350 USD range for the entry-level SKU. Even so, the 2-in-1 will pack impressive features compared to the pricier Surface Pro 4 alternative.
HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP announce new Envy 13 at Cannes Film Festival

HP just announced the release of their new Envy 13. The laptop can be purchased at, with prices starting at $1044.99.
Microsoft Windows 10 China Government Edition launches in Shanghai next to Surface Pro

Microsoft intros Windows 10 China Government Edition

This new custom operating system comes without OneDrive integration and is based on Windows 10 Enterprise Edition. In addition to better management of features like Microsoft's cloud storage service, the new Windows 10 for China also allows the local government to use its own encryption algorithms.
Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

85% Asus ZenPad 3S 10 LTE (Z500KL) Tablet Review

For traveling. With the ZenPad 3S 10 LTE, now the LTE version of the Asus tablet series runs through our tests. You can find out in our detailed review, whether the purchase of the LTE device costing 450 Euros (~$504) is worth it.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 650 MSM8956 | Qualcomm Adreno 510 | 9.7" | 490 g
May 23
An alleged final design dummy for the iPhone 8. (Source: Benjamin Geskin)

The iPhone 8 isn't here yet ... but the first iPhone 9 rumors are

Even before this year's iPhone gets an official unveiling, the rumor mill is starting to spin for its successor. A report claims that Samsung and Apple have struck a deal for two models of next year's "iPhone 9," including one model with a huge display.
The Huawei MateBook X. (Image: Huawei)

The MateBook X is Huawei's new flagship notebook

The MateBook X is a new compact ultrabook from Huawei that is very reminiscent of a certain rival's thin-and-light.
Huawei Honor Play Pad 2 Android tablet now official with Snapdragon 425 inside

Huawei launches Honor Play Pad 2 tablet

This new Honor tablet comes in two sizes - 8 and 9.6 inches. Both feature an aluminum body and use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor, running Android 7.0 Nougat with EMUI 5.1 on top.
Nokia 9 tops Geekbench 3

Nokia 9 tops Geekbench 3

A device, suspected to be the Nokia 9, was spotted breaking a few records on Geekbench today.
Meizu M5c mid-range Android smartphone now official late May 2017

Meizu M5c mid-range smartphone now official

This new smartphone has a plastic body and no specs to write home about - an unspecified quad-core processor running at 1.3 Ghz, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a 5-inch HD display, all with Flyme 6 OS on top.
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

List of all currently available mobile graphics cards and their performance in games.

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