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Intel Core m3-7Y32 SoC

Kaby Lake x86 2 cores @ 1000 - 3000 MHz 14nm

NVIDIA Quadro M520 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

384 Maxwell cores @ 756MHz, 64 Bit GDDR5

NVIDIA Quadro M620 GPU - Benchmarks and Specs

512 Maxwell cores, 128 Bit GDDR5 @ 5000MHz
The HP ZBook Studio G4 combines killer specs with design. (Source: HP)

HP introduces updated ZBook mobile workstations

HP has revealed updates to its ZBook line of workstations, including the long-awaited ZBook Studio G4.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship available via BOGO deal on Sprint

Sprint offering two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of one

This deal targets both new and existing customers, who can lease two Galaxy S8 flagships for the price of a single one, but those interested should hurry up and take advantage of it before April 27.
Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge flagships on US Cellular finally receive Android Nougat

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge get Android Nougat

Although the Galaxy S7 handsets in the US started to receive Android 7.0 Nougat more than three months ago, US Cellular was not in a hurry. The new firmware it rolls out as we speak has about 1.5 GB in size and does not hold any surprises.
Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

81% Lenovo V510-15IKB (7200U, Full-HD) Laptop Review

Without stamina. With the V510-15IKB, Lenovo offers a quiet 15.6-inch device for work. It is well equipped: Among others, it comes with a Kaby Lake processor, an SSD, Windows 10 Pro, and an IPS display. However, the battery runtimes are disappointing.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2 kg
System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop now up for pre-order

System76 Galago Pro Ubuntu laptop now up for pre-order

This Linux machine weighs less than 3 pounds and can be configured with various Kaby Lake processors, including the Intel Core i7-7500U, up to 32 GB RAM, multiple storage options, and more. The prices start at $899 USD and can go much higher, depending on the hardware setup.
Apr 20
HTC squeezable phone teaser surfaces online, HTC Squeeze launches in June

HTC's squeezable handset coming in less than a month

HTC has just confirmed that the next U handset will be squeezable, so its owner will be able to make gestures by squeezing the sides or swiping on them. This way, HTC plans to take smartphone controls beyond the limits of the display.
Samsung Galaxy Book Windows convertible tablet up for pre-order in the US starting tomorrow

Samsung Galaxy Book pre-orders in the US to begin tomorrow

This Windows convertible that made its debut back in February at MWC is finally ready to hit the US market. The pre-order prices start at $630 USD for the 10.6-inch model and $1,130 USD for the 12-inch model ($1,300 USD for the LTE variant).
The next Windows 10 upgrade may bring Power Throttling to PCs with modern processors. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft commits to releasing major Windows 10 updates biannually

Expect Windows 10 feature upgrades to be released twice a year: in March and September. Microsoft says that it will employ this new strategy of predictability to make updates easier to deploy, especially for business customers.
The Moto G5 Plus, from Verizon. Soon with the ability to browse and call at the same time. (Source: Lenovo)

Verizon's VoLTE service prevents Moto G5 Plus users from making emergency calls

A software bug prevents Moto G5 Plus owners from dialing 911 while using Verizon's VoLTE service. Lenovo has issued a temporary fix for the problem, as well as reassurance that it is working on a permanent solution.
According to online analytics provider StatCounter, Chrome has nearly 47.5% of the browser market across all platforms in the US. (Source: Wall Street Journal)

Google Chrome might get a built-in ad blocker this year

Web advertising giant Google is planning to create an ad blocker for Google Chrome, the world's most popular internet browser. With ad-blocking software becoming more popular, Google wants to shut out some of the competition from third-party software.
The BlackBerry KEYone. (Source: Carphone Warehouse)

BlackBerry KEYone now available for pre-order from Carphone Warehouse in the UK

After suffering a one-month delay, the BlackBerry KEYone is almost ready to ship. UK retailer Carphone Warehouse is the latest to offer the handset; it asks for £499 and promises a May 5 delivery date.
Asus ZenFone 3 Laser launch event, this Android smartphone gets first Nougat update

Asus ZenFone 3 Laser finally gets Android Nougat

Although we heard about the arrival of the first Nougat update for the ZenFone 3 Laser smartphone back in January, this handset gets Android 7.0 only now. The list of changes also includes the removal of ZenMotion and Shake Shake.
Apex Launcher Android app coming back in May 2017

Apex Launcher to finally get updated in May

Although it has been downloaded more than 10 million times, this Android launcher received its last update in June 2015. Now, it is ready to return with an updated interface and new features.
Samsung Galaxy S8 series is slightly easier to repair according to iFixit

Samsung Galaxy S8 series is slightly easier to repair according to iFixit

The teardown reveals some modular motherboard components that can be relatively easy to replace if needed. Otherwise, points were taken off for an over-reliance on glue and the difficult-to-remove curved front glass.
Apr 19
Upcoming Doogee Mix smartphone will compete against the Xiaomi Mi Mix

Upcoming Doogee Mix smartphone will compete against the Xiaomi Mi Mix

Razor-thin bezels will become commonplace now that the Galaxy S8 and LG G6 have set the bar for smaller manufacturers to follow. The 5.5-inch Doogee Mix will have a near edge-less design on three sides not unlike the 6.4-inch Xiaomi Mi Mix.
Eve V convertible PC with Kaby Lake processor finally shipping

Eve V to begin shipping next month

This crowdfunded "Surface killer" was supposed to launch in February, but the whole program has been delayed due to undisclosed reasons. Now, this 12.3-inch Windows tablet with a built-in kickstand is already being tested and shipments should finally begin by the end of May.
Lenovo ThinkPad L570 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad L570 (7200U, Full HD) Laptop Review

Kaby Lake upgrade. The ThinkPad L570 is first and foremost a Kaby Lake upgrade. The new CPU generation brings a slight improvement in performance and is responsible for the considerable increase in battery runtime. Our test unit is sold without an operating system.
Intel Core i5-7200U | Intel HD Graphics 620 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
Instagram Android app gets offline mode

Instagram for Android to get offline mode

Offline Instagram users will soon be able to see their feed without being connected, but can also leave comments, Like various things, or unfollow other users while offline. All these would be processed on reconnect.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

92% Samsung Galaxy S8+ (Plus, SM-G955F) Smartphone Review

Galactic overachiever. Samsung does not make any compromises for its flagship smartphone Galaxy S8+ (Plus) and equips it with a lot of high-end features. You also get a great display with a new aspect ratio and the design is convenient as well. There is not much criticism for the compact phablet from Korea.
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa | ARM Mali-G71 MP20 | 6.2" | 172 g
Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) Android smartphone hits WiFi Alliance with Nougat on board

Samsung Galaxy J3 (2017) gets its WiFi certification

The upcoming Galaxy J3 with model number SM-J330F has just received its WiFi certification, and it looks like this affordable handset is going to ship loaded with Android 7.0 Nougat.
Huawei MediaPad T3 Android tablet now available April 2017

Huawei quietly intros two MediaPad T3 tablets

While the Qualcomm Snapdragon 425-powered, 8-inch MediaPad T3 comes with Nougat and up to 3 GB RAM/32 GB storage, the cheaper MediaPad T3 7 uses the MediaTek MT8127 chipset and has lower specs overall, also coming loaded with Marshmallow.
If users wish to keep using a password, you will be able to switch back to using that instead, and Microsoft will remember the preference for the next sign-in. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft's new Authenticator app means those with Microsoft accounts may no longer need to type passwords

Microsoft has made it so you can better access your Microsoft account through your smartphones, doing away with passwords in favor. Although less secure than complete two-factor authentication, Microsoft believes this method to be more secure than ordinary passwords and more user-friendly.
he phone has been rated for up to IP68 conditions with IPX5 protection as well — meaning that the Aquos R can withstand both immersion at 1 meter for 30 minutes as well as liquid spray. (Source: Android Headlines)

Sharp announces Aquos R, a high-end smartphone

Foxconn's management looks to expand its hardware sales with a new top-tier smartphone, the Sharp Aquos R. The device will likely release in Japan this summer.
Lenovo unveils Flex 11 Chromebook convertible for $280 USD

Lenovo unveils Flex 11 Chromebook convertible for $280 USD

The Flex 11 incorporates a few features found on rugged notebooks including drop resistance up to 2.4 feet and sealed keyboards, trackpads, and ports against the occasional coffee spill.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Android flagship to get a dual-camera successor

Galaxy Note 8 might come with dual cameras and a 6.4-inch display

Insiders familiar with the matter claim that the successor of the ill-fated Note 7 would launch as the first Samsung handset with a dual camera setup. However, nothing is official yet.
Xiaomi Mi Max 2 Android phablet leaked images via Weibo

Xiaomi Mi Max 2 shows up online

Images of this all-metal 6.4-inch phablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 626 processor inside has just surfaced on Weibo, so it is very likely to see it unveiled next to the Mi6 later today.
Essential FIH-PM1 details on GFXBench reveal Snapdragon 835 processor and 4 GB RAM

Essential FIH-PM1 specs leak online

Andy Rubin's upcoming handset surfaced on GFXBench featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, next to 4 GB RAM, a 12 MP main camera with 4K video recording, as well as a display with about the same ratio as the LG G6 flagship.
Chuwi SurBook and SurBook mini tablets might arrive with Windows 10 and Linux variants

Chuwi unveils SurBook and SurBook mini tablets

These upcoming slates use both the Intel Celeron N3450 but come in different sizes - 10.5-inch and 12.3-inch. Both feature 6 GB RAM and are expected to come with Windows 10 or Linux on board.
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The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

The Snapdragon 835 SoC could power the rumored Microsoft CloudBook

Microsoft's "Chromebook killer" could soon be revealed as the newest member of the Surface family. An ARM-based system with a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC is likely in order to reduce costs.
Apr 18
Microsoft to buy Intentional Software

Microsoft to buy Intentional Software

This new corporate acquisition aims to further improve Microsoft's capabilities and its ability to deliver new tools and services as a part of the company's productivity offering.
Android Pay new update April 2017, PayPal support to be added soon

Android Pay adds more banks, PayPal support coming soon

The latest update brings the number of Android Pay-supported banks and credit unions beyond the 600 barrier, but Google confirms that PayPal payments will also become supported in the coming weeks.
ZTE Axon 7s Android smartphone now official in China

ZTE Axon 7s now official

This upcoming handset looks like the Axon 7 but uses the Snapdragon 821 processor instead of the Snapdragon 820 of its predecessor. The international launch date is not known yet.
The GP72X features a 17.3" screen and up to an Nvidia GTX 1060 in a portable package. (Source: MSI)

MSI unveils thin-and-light GP62X and GP72X Leopard Pro gaming notebooks

Starting at $1,099, both notebooks pack at GTX 1050, GTX 1050 Ti, or GTX 1060 (3 GB) into a relatively small and light chassis.
With Bixby not actually launching with the Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus at release, pushing out a patch specifically targeting this remapping workaround seems like an odd choice. (Source: Android Authority)

Samsung will no longer let users remap Bixby button on Galaxy S8

Samsung released a new update that reportedly prevents users from remapping the Bixby button, which is dedicated to Samsung's propriety smart assistant. Understandably, many users were not pleased with Samsung's decision.
LeEco Le Max 3 Android phablet, EcoPass kills content subscriptions in the US

LeEco drops EcoPass content subscriptions

Although LeEco missed its sales forecast and dropped most of its plans for expansion in the US, the Chinese brand also dropped the EcoPass Beta program in the area, offering three months of DirecTV NOW for each phone and TV purchase instead.
The Huawei Watch 2 comes in various colors. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new smartwatch is now available in the US

The fitness-focused Huawei Watch 2 arrives in the US sporting a $299 price tag. It runs Android Wear 2.0 and comes with specialized fitness-related apps.
Samsung Galaxy S5 flagship still most popular Samsung smartphone in the US

Samsung Galaxy S5 remains the most popular Samsung handset in the US

Although it arrived on the market three years ago, the Galaxy S5 controls almost 16 percent of the entire Samsung user base in the United States, followed by the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S7, each with around 11.5 percent.
24K gold Samsung Gear S3 Classic by De Billas now available for purchase

Samsung Gear S3 Classic now available in 24K gold

This luxury gold variant of the Gear S3 Classic smartwatch comes for a lower price than expected - those interested can get the 24K gold-plated wearable for $599 USD thanks to De Billas.
Samsung Galaxy S8+ Android flagship facing display problems

Samsung Galaxy S8 flagships facing display issues

Many South Korean customers who just received their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ pre-order units claim their new handsets have display problems - excessive red tints on the screen, to be more specific.
LG Harmony Android smartphone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor and 1.5 GB RAM

Cricket Wireless unveils LG Harmony

LG Harmony is the same device that goes as LG K20 on both Verizon Wireless and T-Mobile. Cricket Wireless now has it in stock carrying a price tag of $99.99 USD (plus the activation of a prepaid plan).
Moto Z Play, Android 7.1.1 Nougat update coming soon

Android 7.1.1 coming soon to Moto Z Play handsets

The lower-end member of the Moto Z family arrived back in September 2016 with Android Marshmallow on board. In the meantime, it also received Android 7.0 Nougat, and now Motorola's support confirms that Android 7.1.1 is headed for it as well.
Acer teases Next@Acer press conference set for April 27

Acer teases [email protected] press conference set for April 27

Expect a flurry of new Predator gaming announcements and more during the Acer keynote next week. The manufacturer is otherwise remaining tight-lipped about what the event will unveil.
Intel axes IDF 2017 as a sign of the changing times

Intel axes IDF 2017 as a sign of the changing times

The yearly IDF keynotes and talks will come to a full stop in favor of smaller events and a shifting focus to automotive, Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, cloud storage, and others.
Apr 17
LG K10 (2017) Smartphone Review

81% LG K10 (2017) Smartphone Review

Power to the people. The LG K10 (2017) brings considerably more power than its predecessor and provides an even better quality casing. A polished performance for slightly over 200 Euros (~$217), but of course we will take a more careful look at the smartphone in the test.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.3" | 138 g
If you're on the hunt for gaming power on a budget, the Origin EON15-S may be your best bet. (Source: Origin PC)

Origin's new EON15-S gaming notebook features a GTX 1050 Ti at an affordable price

The budget gaming laptop crown sees another contender in the Origin EON15-S. The $999 notebook sacrifices some performance and storage capabilities for the sake of affordability.
Instead of repairing your iPad 4, service techs may replace it with an iPad Air 2. (Image source: iFixit)

Apple may replace your broken iPad 4 with an iPad Air 2

Customers that bring in an iPad 4 for repairs to authorized Apple service centers or Apple stores may have their device replaced with an iPad Air 2.
The HTC U Ultra, seen here in Sapphire Blue. (Source: HTC)

HTC U Ultra is already discounted just weeks after its release

Just days before the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S8, HTC has put its premium HTC U Ultra handset on sale. The Snapdragon 821-powered device is $150 off for the rest of the week.

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