Alex Alderson (Senior Tech Writer)
Prior to writing and translating for Notebookcheck, I worked for various companies including Apple and Neowin. I have a BA in International History and Politics from the University of Leeds, which I have since converted to a Law Degree. Happy to chat on Twitter or Notebookchat.
Microsoft Surface Pro 7+ with Intel Tiger Lake processors reduced to US$699.99 with a Type Cover thrown in
The Surface Pro 7+ could make an excellent Black Friday purchase for those after a powerful and portable laptop. The machine has a 3:2 aspect ratio, Intel Tiger Lake processors and can be purchased for US$699.99 with a Type Cover included, or US$799.99 if you want a Core i5 model.
ZTE unveils the Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition with 18 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage for ~US$1,095
The Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition is here, and ZTE has only added 2 GB more RAM than the most expensive Axon 30 Ultra. Nonetheless, ZTE has priced the Space Edition at CNY 6,998 (~US$1,095), although it may be a Chinese-exclusive.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy A03, an affordable smartphone with an octa-core processor, a 48 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery
Samsung has introduced the Galaxy A03, a new budget smartphone that succeeds the Galaxy A02. The Galaxy A03 has an octa-core SoC, a 6.5-inch display and a 48 MP primary camera. The Galaxy A03 will be available in three colours and three memory options.
Xiaomi certifies a new budget Redmi smartphone running Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 with a 50 MP camera
A new and affordable Redmi smartphone has appeared at Camera FV-5, the FCC and the TUV. The device, which has the model number 2201117TG, has a 50 MP primary camera and an SD card slot, among other features.
GoPro Hero 10 Black: Action camera is currently available for US$399.98 with a GoPro subscription or for US$449.99 with a battery and case bundle
The Hero 10 Black may have had its issues at launch, but it remains the best action camera that GoPro sells. Black Friday promotions have cut its price to US$399.98 with a year's GoPro subscription thrown in, or US$449.99 as part of a large bundle.
DJI Mavic Mini: Fly More Combo is now orderable for US$298.99
The price of the DJI Mavic Fly More Combo has dropped by 40% during Black Friday. The Fly More Combo is now purchasable for US$298.99, less than the cost of the Mavic Mini itself.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra falls to US$899.99 in a 25% saving as Galaxy Z Flip3 receives a US$150 reduction
The Galaxy S21 Ultra and Galaxy Z Flip3 are both available for under US$900 currently, with the Galaxy Z Flip3 having been reduced to US$849.99. The pair can be purchased at these prices in multiple colours.
Xiaomi Watch S: New smartwatch discovered at regulatory bodies
It seems that Xiaomi is gearing to announce another new smartwatch. The Xiaomi Watch S should receive a global release too, unlike some recent smartwatches and fitness trackers produced by the company.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced (2020) receives over a 45% price cut across RTX 2070 SUPER Max-Q and RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q models
The price of the Razer Blade Advanced (2020) has been slashed this Black Friday, with the gaming laptop now available from just US$1,399.99. An RTX 2080 SUPER Max-Q configuration can be ordered for US$1,599.99. Both have 300 Hz displays, among other powerful components.
Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro marketing renders leak ahead of December 1 release
A major Chinese retailer has published listings for the Honor 60 and Honor 60 Pro, several days before their official announcement. Broadly, the pair are identical, but the Honor 60 Pro has better optics than the Honor 60, along with a larger battery.
Xiaomi POCO X4, POCO X4 NFC, POCO X4 GT and POCO X4 Pro release windows and locations revealed
According to reports, Xiaomi has no plans to release the POCO X4 GT in India, which also applies to the POCO X4 NFC. The POCO X4 will be joined in India by the POCO X4 Pro though, which will receive a global release too.
Honor 60: Leaked specifications point to a refreshed Honor 50 with a Snapdragon 778G Plus SoC
@RODENT950 has leaked numerous Honor 60 specifications, confirming the device to be little more than a Honor 50 with a slightly faster SoC. The Honor 60, Honor 60 SE and Honor 60 Pro will launch on December 1 in China.
Oppo Find X4 Pro specifications leak with 80 W charging, dual 50 MP cameras and a 2K display
According to reports, the Oppo Find X4 Pro is set to miss out on a periscope camera. Instead, the flagship will feature dual 50 MP cameras and a third camera that supports 2x optical zoom. The Find X4 Pro is tipped to receive a 6.7-inch, 120 Hz and 2K display, too.
Oppo Reno7 SE unveiled as a budget alternative to the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro
The Reno7 SE may be cheaper than the Reno7, but it has the same display as its more expensive sibling. The Reno7 SE has a Dimensity 900 SoC too, along with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Oppo Reno7 Pro revealed with a Dimensity 1200 SoC and the new Sony IMX709 camera
Oppo has launched the Reno7 Pro, a higher-end alternative to the Reno7. The Reno7 Pro has a larger display, a more powerful chipset and a superior primary camera. It is also the first smartphone to arrive with Sony's new IMX709 camera and Oppo's cat's eye lens.
Oppo Reno7 launched with a 64 MP camera and a Snapdragon 778G for under ~US$450
Oppo has revealed the Reno7, a Snapdragon 778G-powered smartphone with a 4,500 mAh battery. The device also has four cameras, a large and 90 Hz display, along with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. The Reno7 starts at CNY 2,699 (~US$422).
RedMagic 7 leaks on the Bluetooth SIG with Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G connectivity
A Bluetooth SIG listing has confirmed that Nubia is preparing to release a successor to the RedMagic 6S Pro. Unsurprisingly, the RedMagic 7 will support Bluetooth 5.2 and 5G connectivity.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 down to US$1,499.99 with Galaxy Buds2 earbuds included in Black Friday sales
Amazon US and Samsung US are offering significant amounts off the Galaxy Z Fold3 during Black Friday. Both retailers include a pair of Galaxy Buds2 in their deals too, which normally retail for US$119.99.
Xiaomi Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and POCO C4 specifications leak for early 2022 smartphones
According to reports, Xiaomi plans to release three new mid-range smartphones in early 2022, the Redmi 10A, Redmi 10C and the POCO C4. The trio should have 50 MP cameras and MediaTek SoCs, among other features.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 4G launched as a cheaper and smaller alternative to the Redmi Note 11
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 11 4G, a handset that starts at CNY 999 (~US$156). The Redmi Note 11's cheaper alternative is also slightly smaller with a 6.5-inch display. The Redmi Note 11 4G retains many of its sibling's features though, including a 90 Hz refresh rate, a 50 MP camera and a 5,000 mAh battery.
POCO X4 and POCO X4 NFC to debut soon as Indian and global variants
Successors to the POCO X3 and POCO X3 NFC have surfaced online. The POCO X4 will be an Indian model again, like the POCO X3. Similarly, the POCO X4 NFC will serve as Xiaomi's global model.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 falls as low as US$179.99 in Black Friday sales with at least US$50 savings across the board
The Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic may be Samsung's latest smartwatches, but they are both available at discounts during Black Friday. Most models have received a US$50 discount, but additional reductions are possible.
Leaker clarifies Samsung's minor camera changes between the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Galaxy S22 Ultra
A well-known leaker has cleared up what camera sensors Samsung will include in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. For some reason, Samsung only seeks to equip the Galaxy S21 Ultra successor with new telephoto cameras; the 108 MP and 12 MP ultra-wide-angle cameras from this year's model will remain.
AMD Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT specifications leak as release window is revealed
VideoCardz has detailed what specifications to expect from the Radeon RX 6400 and RX 6500 XT, two upcoming entry-level graphics cards. The website has revealed a release window for the pair, too.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 GPU prices to increase by 10%, reference and custom cards will be affected
The Radeon RX 6000 series may continue to sell for well above MSRP, but AMD is pushing their prices even further. Reportedly, AMD is to push higher TSMC wafer costs onto AIBs, with 10% price increases felt across all Radeon RX 6000 GPUs.
Game Boy Advance: Raspberry Pi used to bring PlayStation games to the classic Nintendo handheld
A developer has brought PlayStation games to the Game Boy Advance via a Raspberry Pi 3 and RetroPie. The mod can be built at home without changing your Game Boy Advance, too.
LG 34CN650N: 34-inch thin-client presented with passive cooling
LG has released the 34CN650N, a thin-client with a 34-inch monitor. The LG 34CN650N is passively cooled and has a 1080p panel, among other features.
Honor 60 Pro to launch with a 108 MP camera and a quad-curved display
Honor has confirmed that its next flagship smartphone will feature some impressive hardware. The company's new teaser shows that the Honor 60 Pro will have a 108 MP primary camera, a stylish back panel and a quad-curved display.
Apple stops all sales in Turkey after the collapse of the Turkish Lira
The sharp devaluation of the Turkish Lira and high inflation in the country has resulted in Apple pulling all sales from its Turkish website. The company has not confirmed when it will begin selling in Turkey again, either.
Google Pixel 6a: Google Camera app reveals a blend of Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 cameras with a Google Tensor SoC
Contrary to previous reports, the Pixel 6a will not feature a Snapdragon 778G or the ISOCELL GN1 from the Pixel 6 series. Instead, the Google Camera app has confirmed that Pixel 6a, 'bluejay' will launch with a mixture of Pixel 5 and Pixel 6 cameras, along with the Google Tensor SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 2022 appears again at regulatory bodies as leaker details camera hardware in upcoming budget smartphone
Xiaomi is edging nearer to releasing the Redmi 10 2022, a re-hash of the Redmi 10. The budget smartphone has appeared at even more regulatory bodies, including the EEC. Additionally, a leaker has revealed what to expect from the Redmi 10 2022's cameras.
The Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus to launch globally soon, likely in Europe first
According to reports, Xiaomi is preparing to announce the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus globally. The pair offer broadly the same hardware, but with a larger battery in the case of the Redmi Note 11 Pro and 120 W charging with the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus.
The Dronut X1 is a drone without any visible propellers
The Dronut X1 offers a unique take on the compact drone, popularised by the likes of DJI. The drone has a 4K camera, a LIDAR scanner, a 1 km range and no external propellers. It is also exceptionally expensive.
Hyundai reimagines its classic 1980s Grandeur with a Heritage Series EV resto-mod
Hyundai has reimagined the Grandeur, a car that it released in 1986. The car has undergone an EV restoration and has been available to view at two motor studios in South Korea.
Leaker details the differences between the Oppo Reno7 and Reno7 Pro in extensive leak
Detailed specification sheets for the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro have leaked, not long after leakers revealed numerous details about the Reno7 SE. The trio will arrive on November 25 but only in China for the time being.
Oppo to debut Sony IMX709 camera and 'breakthrough' cat's eye lens with the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro
Oppo is introducing a unique 'cat's eye' camera lens with the Reno7 series. Available in the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro, the lens will work in conjunction with the Sony IMX709 and an RGBW pixel structure. The Reno7 and Reno7 Pro will be the first smartphones with Sony's 32 MP camera, too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Series, Galaxy Watch5, Buds Pro2, and Buds Live2 tipped to launch next year in 2022 roadmap leak
According a leaked roadmap, Samsung hopes to shift upwards of 33.6 million tablets next year, along with 19 million smartwatches. The roadmap indicates that Samsung is confident of selling plenty of Buds Live2 and Buds Pro2 earbuds, too.
Apple Watch SE receives US$60 discount as part of Black Friday sales
Multiple retailers have reduced the price of the entry-level Apple Watch SE. The 40 mm smartwatch is now available at US$60 less than its retail price, albeit only with GPS and Wi-Fi connectivity.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 and AMD Radeon RX 6000 series prices remain stubbornly high a year on
We may be a year on from the arrival of AMD and NVIDIA's latest desktop graphics cards, but their prices are still nowhere near MSRP. As research shows, the price of a GeForce RTX 30 or a Radeon RX 6000 series card will set you back roughly 1.9x more than NVIDIA and AMD state they should cost.
Honor 60 Pro: Sparkling design and camera configuration confirmed by teaser image
Honor has revealed the design and camera configuration of the Honor 60 Pro. The eye-catching smartphone will arrive with three rear-facing cameras, along with what could be a quad-curved display and an under-panel camera.
The Xiaomi 12 to miss out on a periscope or telephoto camera as leaker reveals more camera details
According to reports, Xiaomi will not equip its next flagship smartphone with a periscope or telephoto camera. Instead, the Xiaomi 12 is tipped to arrive with a 50 MP primary camera, along with ultra-wide-angle and macro sensors.
Vivo Watch 2 marketing render leaks, confirming a conventional design
A reliable leaker has published a marketing render of the Vivo Watch 2, a successor to last year's model. The Vivo Watch 2 is thought to arrive as a 42 mm watch with an OLED display, a 515 mAh battery, and an LTE modem.
Seiko WristMac: Macintosh-compatible wristwatch that helped send the first email from space goes up for auction 33 years after its release
A rare example of early wearable technology is available to purchase on auction website ComicConnect. The WristMac debuted in 1988 and could communicate with the Mac Plus, Mac SE or the Mac II. It was also instrumental in sending the inaugural email from space aboard the Atlantic Space Shuttle.
Qualcomm confirms Snapdragon 8 Gen1 name amid portfolio re-brand: launch date for new flagship SoC detailed
Qualcomm has announced a re-brand of its Snapdragon portfolio, effective the Snapdragon 8 Gen1. Other changes are afoot too, such as dropping Qualcomm and 5G from product names. Qualcomm has confirmed that the date when it will debut the Snapdragon 8 Gen1, too.
Oppo Reno7: Novel notification light teased as retailer reveals specifications about multiple models
Oppo will unveil the Reno7 series later this week in China, with MediaTek Dimensity and Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs, depending on the model. Ahead of November 25, Oppo has revealed a unique feature of the Reno7 series, while JD.com has already listed the Reno7 and Reno7 Pro on JD.com.
USPTO awards Sony the patent for PS5 faceplates following Dbrand altercation
The United States Patent and Trademark Office has approved Sony's patent for PS5 faceplates. The patent became active almost a year after Sony filed it, which allowed Dbrand to produce the original Darkplates in the interim.
AMD Radeon RX 6300M and RX 6500M to feature Navi 24 GPUs in a battle for budget market share against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and RTX 3050 Ti
AMD has added support for the Radeon RX 6300M and RX 6500M in its latest Radeon GPU driver. The drive update contains references to the Radeon PRO W6300M and Radeon PRO W6500M too, all based on the entry-level Navi 24 GPU.
Samsung comments on Galaxy Buds Pro and Galaxy Buds2 causing ear infections for some people
Samsung has issued a statement about the Galaxy Buds Pro and evidence that the earbuds can cause ear infections for some people. The statement will be no solace for those affected, so perhaps consider other earbuds for the time being if you have sensitive ears.
JMGO U2: 4K DLP laser projector that can create 100-inch images to ship from next month
The JMGO U2 is a 4K DLP projector that can project at up to 3,600 ANSI Lumens when paired with an ALR screen. JMGO will ship for the U2 from next month for Indiegogo InDemand orders, where it costs US$2,599.
Honor 60: Launch date officially confirmed as company publishes first teaser video
Honor has announced the date for when it will unveil the Honor 60 series. The company has also released its first teaser video that hints at an in-display camera and a special edition model.
OnePlus patents a Tri-Fold Foldable Device with an ultra-wide display
OnePlus has patented a foldable smartphone with three displays that all link together. The Tri-Fold Foldable Device could relate to the 'Flex In & Out', which Samsung Display exhibited earlier this year.
Hubsan Ace Pro+: New drone to compete against the DJI Air 2S with a 1-inch CMOS sensor
Hubsan has announced the Ace Pro+, a 560g drone that can deliver up to 37 minute flight times. The Hubsan Ace Pro+ also has a 1-inch CMOS sensor and a 10 km range, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Leaker points to Galaxy Unpacked and release dates for 'limited quantity' flagship tablet
According to reports, Samsung has settled on when it will announce the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, one of three Galaxy Tab S8 series tablets. However, the large tablet could be hard to come by when it arrives because of the low yields of its 14.6-inch display.
Render shows how the Pixel 6a will slot into Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro lineup
@OnLeaks has compared the Pixel 6a with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in a new render. The leaker has shown that the Pixel 6a will be Google's smaller alternative to the Pixel 6 series, with the mid-range smartphone slightly larger than the Pixel 4 and Pixel 5.
ONEXPLAYER mini: More details about upcoming mini gaming handheld leak
More details about the ONEXPLAYER mini have leaked, a 7-inch gaming handheld. The ONEXPLAYER mini is expected to launch with a high-end Tiger Lake processor, perhaps even the Core i7-1195G7. The ONEXPLAYER mini will be much smaller than the Steam Deck and will be on par with the AYA NEO.
Google Pixel 6 down to US$499 in Black Friday sales
The Pixel 6 is already available for US$100 lower than its retail price, one month after its launch. The saving applies to all configurations and colours, including all 256 GB models.
OnePlus 10 Pro dummy unit reveals the scale of the next OnePlus flagship
A dummy unit of the OnePlus 10 Pro has leaked, a minimum of two months before the device's expected launch. The dummy unit showcases how large the OnePlus 10 Pro actually is, and its gigantic rear camera housing. The OnePlus 10 should join the OnePlus 10 Pro globally in late Q1 2022 or early Q2 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE leaks in hands-on photos ahead of January unveiling
The upcoming Galaxy S21 FE has leaked, this time in several hands-on photos. The fan edition smartphone has a plastic back and should launch with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi MIX 5 and MIX 5 Pro to launch seven months after the MIX 4 as Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra successors
Xiaomi is preparing to release two new MIX series smartphones, the MIX 5 and MIX 5 Pro. The devices will succeed the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra as Xiaomi's premier flagship smartphones.
Google confirms Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro wired charging wattages
Google recommends charging the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with its 30 W USB Type-C charger, a separate purchase on top of its new smartphones. However, the company has now confirmed that neither device ever reaches the charger's limits and only recharge as fast as they do wirelessly.
Honor MagicBook V 14 arrives in Europe as the View 14 with a 3:2 display and a complimentary Honor 50 smartphone
Honor has brought the MagicBook V 14 to Europe as the MagicBook View 14. The Core i7-11390H-powered laptop has a 90 Hz display, 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM. The MagicBook View 14 costs €1,499.90 and comes with a free Honor 50 smartphone.
Moto G200 hits AnTuTu leaderboard with a high score disguised as the Moto Edge 30S
The Moto G200 has achieved an impressive AnTuTu score, having been tested as the Moto Edge 30S, its Chinese sibling. Motorola's latest budget flagship scored nearly 860,000 points, despite only costing €449.99 in Europe.
Xiaomi allegedly sets Xiaomi 12 release date for the middle of next month
Reportedly, Xiaomi has set a date for releasing the Xiaomi 12, its next flagship smartphone. The device is expected to arrive with Qualcomm's next-generation SoC, a 50 MP camera and a high refresh rate display.
Denon launches its first true wireless earbuds with the AH-C630W and AH-C830NCW
Denon has announced the AH-C630W and AH-C830NCW, two pairs of true wireless earbuds. One has active noise cancellation and the other does not, which explains their US$60 price difference.
Beelink GTR5: Mini-PC launches with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX from US$619
Beelink has revealed the GTR5, a Ryzen 9 5900HX-based mini-PC. The company sells the GTR5 with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 1 TB SSD, but all memory components are replaceable. The GTR5 starts at US$619 as a barebones system.
Apple iMac Pro to come with a 20-core M1 Max Duo SoC that combines two M1 Max dies
According to a report, Apple is set to launch the next-generation 27-inch iMac Pro with the M1 Max Duo, an SoC that features 20 CPU and 64 GPU cores with up to 128 GB of RAM. Apparently, Apple will achieve this by combining two M1 Max dies onto a single chip.
The ONEXPLAYER is now available with AMD Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U APUs
One-netbook has made the AMD versions of the ONEXPLAYER available to order. The ONEXPLAYER can now be configured with either a Ryzen 7 4800U or Ryzen 7 5700U. The difference between the Ryzen 7 5700U and Core i7-1165G7 model can be minimal in some games, though.
Apple Watch Series 8 CAD-based render leaks showing few changes from this year's smartwatch
The Apple Watch Series 8 could look an awful lot like its predecessors, if a CAD-based render is correct. Allegedly, Apple is only planning on making one visible change for its next-generation smartwatch, with no flat design to be seen.
Xiaomi 12X to be Xiaomi's 'Mini' smartphone for those who want a flagship with a smaller display
The Xiaomi 12X has leaked, bringing together several rumours about Xiaomi releasing a 'Mini' smartphone under the Xiaomi 12 series. The Xiaomi 12X will arrive globally and in China, but it will not reach India. The Xiaomi 12X has a smaller display than the Mi 11X, but it retains its predecessor's Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Intel Alder Lake-M processor shows up in benchmark database with 10 cores and a 68 W PL4 TDP
It seems that new Intel Core M processors are on the horizon based on its Alder Lake architecture. The upcoming Alder Lake-M processors have a 9 W TDP but also 10 cores to play with. Undoubtedly, Intel's 'ultra mobile' processors will consume more than 9 W under load with that many cores.
ZTE Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition: Special edition smartphone teased with a stonking amount of memory
ZTE will soon announce the Axon 30 Ultra Space Edition, building on the already impressive Axon 30 Ultra. The upcoming Space Edition retains the Snapdragon 888 of the regular model, but ZTE has included even more memory.
Moto G Power 2022: Motorola announces another mid-range smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G Power 2022, a mid-range smartphone with a 5,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera like the Moto G31, Moto G51 and Moto G71. The Moto G Power 2022 is affordable too at US$199.99.
Apple releases iOS 15.1.1 to select iPhones globally
Apple has released a small update for iOS 15, building on iOS 15.1 that it issued last month. iOS 15.1.1 fixes a specific bug, but only for recent iPhones. iOS 15.1.1 likely arrives a week or two before iOS 15.2 debuts.
Leaker details why the Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will have a notch
A high profile leaker claims with '100% certainty' that the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra has a notch, as per leaked renders. Supposedly, the notch will include two cameras that can shoot ultra-wide videos and in 4K at 60 FPS.
Google shaves US$50 off the Pixel 5a during its Black Friday deals
Google has reduced the price of the Pixel 5a this Black Friday to boost the popularity of its mid-range handset. The Pixel 5a shares plenty of its hardware with the Pixel 5, but with a 60 Hz display, a larger battery and a metal build.
The second-generation Google Pixel Stand is now orderable in multiple markets
Google has finally starting accepting pre-orders for the new Pixel Stand. The Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen) costs US$79, £69 or €79 in the US, UK and the Eurozone, respectively. The wireless charging stand works best with the Pixel 6 series, but it supports other smartphones too.
The Motorola Moto G31 is a cheap smartphone with a 50 MP camera, an OLED display and a 5,000 mAh battery
The Moto G31 is Motorola's budget entry in the Moto Gx1 series. The device features a 6.4-inch display, a large battery, four cameras and will be available in two colours across multiple markets.
Motorola Moto G41 launched with an OLED display, OIS and a 5,000 mAh camera for €249.99
The Moto G41 is one of many smartphones Motorola has launched today, including the Moto G200, Moto G71 and the Moto G51. The Moto G41 offers an OLED display, a 48 MP camera with OIS and a 5,000 mAh battery for €249.99.
Motorola reveals the Moto G51 globally with impressive specifications for its budget price
Motorola has announced the Moto G51 globally, having launched the device last month in China. The Moto G51 will be available in two colours, with a 5,000 mAh battery, a Snapdragon 480 Plus SoC and a 120 Hz display. Motorola will start selling the Moto G51 in Europe first for €229.99.
The Motorola Moto G71 is the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 695 SoC
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G71, the first smartphone with a Snapdragon 695 SoC. The device also has a 50 MP primary camera and a 5,000 mAh battery, with an OLED display to boot. The Moto G71 will be available in multiple markets, starting with Europe, for €299.99.
Motorola Moto G200 announced with flagship hardware at a mid-range price tag
Motorola has revealed the Moto G200, a large smartphone with plenty of flagship hardware. Motorola has included a Snapdragon 888 Plus, LPDDR5 RAM, UFS 3.1 storage and a 144 Hz display, all for €450. The Moto G200 has a 5,000 mAh battery and a 108 MP primary camera, too.
Moto Edge X leaks on the TENAA, confirming the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra's design and specifications
The Moto Edge X has appeared on the TENAA, detailing the device's design and specifications. The listing also confirms the same aspects about the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, the rumoured global version of the Moto Edge X.
Motorola Moto Edge S30 to come with a Snapdragon 888 Plus SoC, a 120 Hz display and a 10x optical zoom camera
The TENAA has revealed the Moto Edge S30, likely Motorola's Chinese version of the upcoming Moto G200. The Moto Edge S30 features a large battery, a flagship SoC and a high refresh rate display, among other compelling hardware.
Huawei MateBook E: Surface Pro 8 competitor presented with a 2.5K OLED display and Intel Tiger Lake processors
Huawei has lifted the lid on the MateBook E, a 2-in-1 with a 2.5K OLED display. The device comes in three configurations, has a Thunderbolt 4 port and will be available in two colours.
Self Service Repair: Apple to start selling replacement parts for iPhones and Macs
To people's surprise, Apple has announced a self-repair service for people to repair their iPhones and Macs at home. The company will provide spare parts, tools and repair manuals, representing a considerable u-turn on its previous policies.
First next-generation Samsung Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip details emerge
According to reports, Samsung is already prototyping the Galaxy Z Fold4 and Galaxy Z Flip4, its next-generation foldable smartphones. Big changes could be afoot for both devices, such as a built-in S Pen for the Galaxy Z Fold and an under-panel camera in next year's Galaxy Z Flip.
Samsung confirms One UI 4 upgrades for 45 devices in India
Samsung has outlined which devices it plans to upgrade to One UI 4 and Android 12 in India. The upgrade plan runs from November 2021 to August 2022 and includes 45 devices. Only the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+, Galaxy S21 Ultra, Z Flip3 and Galaxy Z Fold3 will see the OS upgrade before the start of 2022, though.
HaxMini: Mini-PC arrives on Kickstarter for between US$499 and US$899
The HaxMini is now available to order on Kickstarter. The machine features an Intel Core i5-8305G processor and comes in two configurations, starting at US$499. HaxMini expects to ship its eponymous mini-PC in February 2022.
Google has fixed the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's fingerprint sensor issues with a surprising update
Typically, Google releases one update per month to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. However, this month it has released two, with the second containing no changelog. Strangely, Google left it to Verizon to confirm what changes SD1A.210817.037 makes, which is available to both devices globally.
The OnePlus 10 Pro to launch in China up to two months before its global release
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to arrive earlier in the year than previous OnePlus smartphones, but not globally. Instead, OnePlus will mimic Xiaomi's approach of releasing a smartphone in China first before bringing it to market a few months later globally.
Motorola Moto G200 renders and specifications leak of industrial-looking smartphone
TechnikNews has leaked renders and specifications of the Moto G200, one of many smartphones that Motorola is bringing to market soon. The Moto G200 contains plenty of flagship hardware, but it may be billed as a mid-range smartphone.
Moto Watch 100: Motorola takes a step towards abandoning Wear OS with a new smartwatch that runs a proprietary OS
Motorola has announced the Moto Watch 100, a 42 mm smartwatch with up to 14 days of battery life. The Moto Watch 100 is available to order for US$99.99 and is packed full of features, but not Wear OS.
Microsoft is no longer bringing x64 emulation to Windows 10 on ARM
Microsoft has confirmed that you must use Windows 11 for x64 emulation on ARM chipsets. For some reason, the company has decided to drop Windows 10 on ARM, which has supported x64 emulation for nearly a year.
Multiple NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SKUs with 12 GB of VRAM registered ahead of December 7 anticipated release
NVIDIA is expected to announce an RTX 2060 with 12 GB of VRAM soon, with a view to easing pressure on the desktop graphics card market. Now, Gigabyte has registered several RTX 2060 12 GB SKUs with the EEC, signalling that it intends to release the refreshed Turing architecture card.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Notched flagship tablet leaks on Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 and 8 GB of RAM
Samsung's next flagship tablet has appeared on Geekbench as the SM-X906N. The Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen1 SoC and 8 GB of RAM, along with a rumoured 14.6-inch AMOLED display running at 120 Hz.
New Xiaomi smartphone to launch globally soon with an 'aggressive' camera setup, 67 W charging and a Snapdragon 870
According to reports, Xiaomi is planning on releasing a new smartphone with 'aggressive cameras soon. The device will be available globally, including India, with a Snapdragon 870 and 67 W charging. Potentially, the device could be the L3A, which has made its way through the TENAA in China.
Google upgrades Pixel 6 series Bose headphones offer because of stock issues
Reportedly, Google is upgrading its Pixel 6 series pre-order offer. Initially, the company offered a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700, but stock issues have forced it to send out the newer Bose QuietComfort 45, instead. The company has included a Google Store voucher, too.
Apple iPhone 14 Pro renders show potential redesign with a punch-hole display
A concept designer has visualised what the iPhone 14 Pro could look like, based on recent rumours and leaks. Apple is expected to drop the notch next year in favour of a punch-hole design, which the company introduced with the iPhone X.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced specifications revealed in MIUI code, but it is bad news for people outside China
The Xiaomi 12 Ultra and Xiaomi 12 Ultra Enhanced have been found in MIUI code, the seeming successors of the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. The pair will feature a plethora of high-megapixel cameras and Qualcomm's next-generation flagship SoC, but they could both be China-exclusives.
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro receive new features via an extensive update
Huawei has started rolling out a new update to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro globally. This month's update expands message replies to third-party party apps, adds a sleep mode and enables a switch for cycling between paired headphones and speakers.
MSI Pro DP20Z: AMD Ryzen 5000 mini-PCs are now orderable globally
MSI has started selling the Pro DP20Z series, mini-PCs with Ryzen 5000 APUs. The Pro DP20Z can be purchased with up to a Ryzen 7 5700G, which MSI has packed within a 2.6-litre case.
Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch: 430 W soundbar announced with a wireless subwoofer, NFC, Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X support
Xiaomi has announced a new soundbar, the Xiaomi Soundbar 3.1ch. The soundbar offers Dolby Audio and DTS Virtual:X sound, has a wireless subwoofer and can deliver up to 430 W of output power, among other features.
The Pixel Fold as we know it may have been cancelled, but there is evidence that Google plans to release a foldable smartphone in 2022
According to a report, Google has shelved plans to release the Pixel Fold, the company's first foldable smartphone. However, Google's own camera app suggests that it has switched development to a new foldable smartphone codenamed 'Pipit', which will arrive in 2022.
KIWI310: New single-board computer launched with an Intel Celeron processor and expandability within a Raspberry Pi form factor
The KIWI310 is a new single-board computer (SBC) built around the Raspberry Pi form factor. The SBC features an x86 processor rather than an ARM one though, and supports 5G connectivity.
Surface Neo prototypes appear in hands-on images and in new Netflix film
The Surface Neo may have never made it to market, but it has made a cameo in Red Notice, a new movie starring Ryan Reynolds, The Rock and Gal Gadot. The cancelled device has also leaked in several hands-on photos showcasing the Surface Neo next to the smaller Surface Duo.
Xiaomi 12 Ultra to feature Leica-tuned cameras as Xiaomi 12 turns up at Chinese retailer
According to reports, Leica will co-engineer Xiaomi's flagship smartphone cameras, starting with the Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Incidentally, a major Chinese retailer listed the Xiaomi 12, which is believed to be arriving in just over a month's time.
ONEXPLAYER with AMD Ryzen 7 5700U shows promising performance in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Forza Horizon 5
A YouTuber has showcased the performance of the ONEXPLAYER with a Ryzen 7 5700U APU. The ONEXPLAYER will also be available with a Ryzen 7 4800U, both with a 1 TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM.
New OnePlus 10 Pro renders confirm Hasselblad partnership as possible release date emerges
The OnePlus 10 Pro is expected to launch in at least two colours, both adorned with Hasselblad branding. The contentious design is tipped to arrive earlier in the year than many OnePlus flagships too, perhaps even before the Samsung Galaxy S22 series.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active, Galaxy Watch Active 2, Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 receive major updates containing new features
Samsung has not forgotten the Galaxy Watch Active 2 or Galaxy Watch 3, its last smartwatches to launch with Tizen OS. While it has replaced the pair with the Galaxy Watch 4 series, Samsung has issued significant updates to both that introduce new health features and watch faces. The updates have even made their way to the older Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active, too.
Samsung confirms that over 60 devices will receive One UI 4 and Android 12 updates
It seems that only the Galaxy S21 series will move onto One UI 4 and Android 12 this month. For some reason, Samsung will wait until December before upgrading the Galaxy Z series, along with the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series. Some Samsung devices must wait until July 2022 for their One UI 4 and Android 12 updates, though.
Hisense Laser TV Trichroma L9G: 4K ultra-short throw projectors with up to a 120-inch screen and built-in Android TV
Hisense has presented the Trichroma L9G, a set of Laser TVs that support 4K resolutions. The ultra-short throw projectors operate at up to 3,000 Lumens too, and cover 107% of the BT.2020 colour space, among other features.
Samsung starts One UI 4 and Android 12 upgrades with the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung has started rolling out One UI 4 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra globally. The OS update, based on Android 12, will eventually be available on older Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series handsets, before making its way to the Galaxy A and Galaxy Tab S series.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11T 5G memory configurations and specifications leak ahead of November 30 launch
Redmi India has announced when it will be launching the Redmi Note 11T 5G. Leaked specifications and memory configurations confirm that the device has a Dimensity 810 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Huawei patent describes how blood pressure monitoring could work in the Watch D
A patent that Huawei filed last year has shed light on how the Huawei Watch D measures blood pressure. Seemingly, Huawei's approach relies on three sensors, with two measuring your wrist thickness and fat levels, which a smartwatch uses to correct the blood pressure data it receives.
Samsung must be getting tired of all these Galaxy S21 FE leaks as near-complete marketing images appear online
The Galaxy S21 FE may not be due for another two months, but almost all its English marketing assets have leaked. Samsung will launch the Fan Edition in a minimum of four colours, and with the Exynos 2100 or Snapdragon 888, depending on where you live.
Xiaomi amasses over US$3.02 billion in turnover during Singles Day day sales, pipping Apple to top spot
Xiaomi has reported that it turned over CNY 19.3 billion (~US$3.02 billion) during 11.11 day sales, also known as Singles Day in China. The Redmi K40 even outsold the iPhone 13, with Apple generating slightly less turnover than Xiaomi.
The Google Pixelbook line will remain stale with no Pixelbook 2 until 2023 at the earliest
Google has confirmed that it has no plans to release a new Pixelbook this year, let alone next year. In fact, a next-generation Pixelbook, tentatively called the Pixelbook 2, will not arrive before 2023.
Intel Core i7-12700H appears in leaked Aero 5 XE and Omen 17 Geekbench listings with encouraging results
One of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-P processors has leaked on Geekbench in two listings. The Core i7-12700H features 14 cores, 20 threads and appears to offer significantly better performance than current 45 W laptop processors. Power draw and heat remain a mystery, though.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus listing confirms Snapdragon 898 SoC for the US
A new Geekbench listing has showcased the Galaxy S22 Plus with a Snapdragon 898. The listing confirms that Qualcomm's next high-end SoC will be making its way to the US in Samsung's mid-tier flagship smartphone.
ViewSonic Elite XG271QG: 27-inch, 2.5K and 240 Hz gaming monitor to launch later this month for €1,099
ViewSonic has confirmed the pricing and release date of the Elite XG271QG, its long-awaited 240 Hz gaming monitor. The Elite XG271QG has a 27-inch panel, is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified and runs natively at 2.5K.
Xiaomi 12 tipped to launch with a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 or a Sony IMX700 50 MP camera
According to a new report, the Xiaomi 12 will launch next month with a 50 MP primary camera that also has approximately a 1/1.3-inch optical format. If correct, then it would rule out the Xiaomi 12 from inheriting the ISOCELL GN2 that Xiaomi uses in the Mi 11 Pro and the Mi 11 Ultra.
Playdate shipping date slips until 'early 2022'
Panic has announced that it is unable to fulfil Playdate orders until 'early 2022' at the earliest. Future orders will not ship until 2023 either, with battery issues and CPU shortages cited as a reason for the delay.
The forgotten Pixel 2 XL receives Android 12 port through ProtonAOSP
Google may have forgotten the Pixel 2 XL, but developers have brought Android 12 to the device in the form of ProtonAOSP. The custom ROM will soon be available for the regular Pixel 2, too.
Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra prices proposed with increases across the board from the Galaxy S21 series
Rumour has it that Samsung will increase the price of the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra relative to their Galaxy S21 series predecessors. The Galaxy S22 Ultra could come in at US$1,299, albeit with at least 256 GB of storage.
The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 Lite is orderable globally for under US$60
The Redmi Watch 2 Lite can be purchased globally, having been unveiled last month. The smartwatch has a 1.55-inch IPS display, a GPS module and a SpO2 sensor, among other features.
The Huawei Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini are now purchasable across Europe and the UK with pre-order bonuses
Huawei has started selling the Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT mini on its website. Depending on which smartwatch you choose, the pair can be pre-ordered across Europe and in the UK with a complimentary pair of FreeBuds 4i or the Smart Scale 3.
Google had a smaller Pixel smartphone with a Tensor SoC in development, possibly the Pixel 5
It seems that Google was originally developing the Pixel 5 with its Tensor SoC, rather than the Snapdragon 765G. The device, codenamed 'whitefin', contains an earlier revision of Tensor with different clock speeds than the SoC in the Pixel 6 series, too.
Xiaomi 12 remains on track to launch in December with some upgrades over the MIX 4
Reputedly, Xiaomi remains on target to announce the Xiaomi 12 in December. According to Digital Chat Station, while the Xiaomi 12 is expected to outclass Xiaomi's current premier handset in multiple areas, the MIX 4 will have the edge in others, including an in-display camera.
Moto Edge X and Motorola Edge 30 Ultra renders leak for upcoming next-generation flagship smartphone
Renders of what could be the first Snapdragon 898-powered smartphone have leaked. The Motorola Edge 30 Ultra, also known as the Moto Edge X, should debut in January 2022 with four cameras and a 144 Hz display.
Huawei begins EMUI 12 open beta testing in Europe with the Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro and the P40 series
Huawei has opened its beta programme for EMUI 12 in Europe. Currently, EMUI 12 is available to test on the Mate 30 Pro, Mate 40 Pro, P40, P40 Pro and the P40 Pro Plus. EMUI 12 builds on EMUI 11 and HarmonyOS 2, which Huawei distributes in China.
GTA San Andreas - The Definitive Edition is already available for free; GTA III will be free in December
Microsoft has quietly brought GTA San Andreas - The Definitive Edition to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on the same day as the US$59.99 trilogy goes on sale. While the game is not free on PlayStation, GTA III will be from early next month.
ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 incoming with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and DDR5 RAM
A new version of the ASUS ROG Strix Scar 15 has leaked with next-generation AMD and NVIDIA hardware. The 15.6-inch laptop will be available with an AMD Ryzen 9 6900HX, an octa-core APU with 16 threads. ASUS has also equipped the next ROG Strix Scar 15 with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, an unannounced GPU with 7,424 CUDA cores.
Motorola Moto G Power 2022 to come with a large battery, a high refresh rate display and several cameras
A leak has confirmed Motorola's plans to release a new version of the Moto G Power. The Moto G Power 2022 has a 5,000 mAh battery, a 50 MP primary camera and a USB Type-C port, among other features. The same leak has revealed the device's design, too.
LattePanda 3 Delta announced with an Intel Jasper Lake processor
LattePanda has announced the 3 Delta, another compact single-board computer. The LattePanda 3 Delta relies on an Intel Celeron N5105 processor and contains plenty of I/O for accessories, including an M.2 NVMe SSD.
Vivo Watch 2 teased in Vivo's Smart Health app
Vivo has added the Vivo Watch 2 to its Smart Health app, hinting at its impending release. The upcoming smartwatch has a circular display and smaller bezels than its predecessor, but it may only be available as a 46 mm smartwatch.
NVIDIA announces Jetson AGX Orin with a 12-core CPU and an Ampere-based GPU
NVIDIA has revealed new Jetson AGX devices, both with 12-core CPUs and Ampere-based GPUs. The pair should offer 200 TOPS of AI performance (INT8) and are compatible with previous Jetson devices.
Google has left code in Android 12 to enable face unlock on the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro currently only support one biometric authentication method, which has its issues. However, Android 12 code has revealed that Google has been working to bring face unlock to the pair with a feature codenamed 'Tuscany'.
Raspberry Pi 4: All versions of the popular single-board computer are easy to overclock to 1.8 GHz with Raspberry Pi OS Bullseye
Recent Raspberry Pi 4 units have natively supported 1.8 GHz out of the gate. Now, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has brought 1.8 GHz support to all revisions of the Raspberry Pi 4 with the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS.
Apple created a Death Star iPhone to prevent the iPhone 4 from leaking
The iPhone 4 leaked extensively and months before Apple released it. However, the company had hoped that a novel approach would minimise leaks, which involved passing prototypes as cheap fakes.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE lands on Geekbench with an Exynos 2100 chipset and 8 GB of RAM
The Galaxy S21 FE will launch next year with both Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 chipsets. An example of the former has appeared on Geekbench again, along with 8 GB of RAM and Android 12.
Hubsan ACE SE announced for US$429 with a 4K camera and 35 minute flight times
Hubsan has introduced the ACE SE, a drone that will retail for US$429. The ACE SE can live stream videos from 10 km away, should last up to 35 minutes between charges and can record videos in 4K.
Samsung opens One UI 4 beta programme to the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
You can now install One UI 4 on the Galaxy Note 20 and Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. However, you must have bought your device in the UK to be eligible to receive beta builds. Likewise, One UI 4 is also available on the Galaxy S20 series in the US.
Xiaomi starts Android 12 beta recruitment for three more flagship smartphones
Xiaomi is seeking more people to test Android 12 on its recent flagship smartphones. Currently, Xiaomi is only looking for those who own the Mi 11, Mi 11i and the Mi 11 Ultra. All devices must be enrolled on MIUI's global branch, too.
Microsoft announces the Surface Laptop SE, the first of many Windows 11 SE laptops pitched to lure schools and students away from Chromebooks
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Laptop SE and Windows 11 SE, its latest attempts to eat into Google's dominance with students and in classrooms. The Surface Laptop SE, pegged at US$249, will be the first of many laptops running Windows 11 SE.
Samsung Exynos teases fans with the promise that 'everything changes' on November 19
According to Samsung, 'everything changes' on November 19. With a nod to gaming and its Exynos chipsets, it would seem that Samsung is preparing to announce new SoCs next week. The reality could be somewhat more banal though, unfortunately.
The Fitbit Charge receives ECG functionality with an update as Daily Readiness Score rolls out to Fitbit Premium subscribers
Fitbit has started distributing ECG functionality to the Charge 5, an advertised feature since the device's launch in August. The company has enabled its Daily Readiness Score for Fitbit Premium subscribers, too.
TD Tech to relaunch the Huawei Mate 40 Pro to circumvent US sanctions
Huawei is looking to offload another smartphone through TD Tech, which it and Nokia founded over 15 years ago. The TD Tech Mate 40 Pro will arrive with barely any changes from Huawei's original model, suggesting that Huawei is clearing old inventory.
The GPD XP is now orderable globally for under US$350
GPD has started selling the GPD XP online. The Android-based gaming handheld has a 6.81-inch display, a 7,000 mAh battery, modular controllers and is available for under US$350.
Radxa CM3: An SBC that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 ecosystem
The Radxa CM3 can be used instead of a Raspberry Pi CM4 or with carrier boards that support it. Radxa's compact board has a few advantages over the CM4 too, with greater eMMC bandwidth being one of them.
Google claims the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's slow fingerprint reader recognition is a feature, not a bug
Google has weighed in on the speed of the fingerprint readers in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. Apparently, they are slow because they are more secure, with 'enhanced security algorithms' reducing their speed.
One-netbook teases the ONEXPLAYER mini and an ONEXPLAYER with an AMD Ryzen processor
One-netbook has confirmed that it will be bringing an AMD Ryzen version of the ONEXPLAYER to market. Additionally, the company is planning on releasing an ONEXPLAYER mini too with a 7-inch display.
Samsung unveils Galaxy Watch 4 PXG Edition for golf enthusiasts
Samsung has announced another special edition of the Galaxy Watch 4. The new model is the second golf-focussed version that Samsung has unveiled, this time in partnership with Parsons Xtreme Golf. The Galaxy Watch 4 PXG Edition comes pre-installed with 40,000 golf courses and several PXG-exclusive accessories.
OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition to come with a unique design and plenty of game-related content
OnePlus has lifted the lid on the PAC-MAN Edition of the Nord 2. The handset will launch on November 15 across the EU, India and the UK. The OnePlus Nord 2 x PAC-MAN Edition can be won in a PAC-MAN web-based game or purchased for INR 37,999, €529, and £499.
Haylou RS4: Apple Watch clone launches with an AMOLED display, GPS module and IP68 certification for under US$50
Haylou has announced the RS4, another affordable smartwatch by the company. The RS4 features a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a GPS module and is IP68 certified. The 45 mm smartwatch should last up to 25 days on a single charge of its battery, too.
PINE64 SOQuartz Compute Module W: US$34.99 system on module launched that can be used as a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 carrier board
PINE64 has started selling the SOQuartz Compute Module W, a device that could be used on its own or as a carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. The system on module starts at US$34.99 and is orderable now with up to 8 GB of RAM.
Samsung Galaxy A53 renders leak with a revised camera module and a sleek design
Renders of Samsung's next mid-range smartphone have leaked. The Galaxy A53 is expected to launch with a 64 MP primary camera, a flat design and a 120 Hz display.
Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2 launched as the first 4K laser projector with Dolby Vision support
Xiaomi has announced the Xiaomi Laser Cinema 2, an ultra-short-throw projector and the first with 4K/Dolby Vision support. The projector peaks at 2,400 ANSI Lumens too, and can create up to 200-inch images.
Apple publishes a statement about macOS 12 Monterey upgrade issues
Apple believes that it has fixed macOS 12 Monterey for devices with a T2 security chip. The fix will be no good for a machine that bricked when attempting to install macOS 12, though.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Plus revealed on Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 SoC
Samsung is bringing the Snapdragon 898 to more tablets than the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. The Galaxy Tab S8 Plus will launch with Qualcomm's next-generation chipset too, along with at least 8 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi 12 to come with improved charging speeds and a better primary camera than the Mi 11
Xiaomi is expected to launch the Xiaomi 12 next month, likely one of the first smartphones available with the Snapdragon 898. According to reports, the Xiaomi 12 could also improve upon the Mi 11 in two other areas, including its charging capabilities.
Xiaomi reduces the Mi 11 and POCO F3 by over 20% in the UK ahead of Black Friday sales
Xiaomi has cut the prices of the Mi 11 and POCO across its website and Amazon. The pair are now available at between 24% and 27% off, with the POCO F3 costing just £249. The deals are only available in the UK.
The Galaxy S21 FE will be a new year's treat for Samsung fans with an early January 2022 Galaxy Unpacked event planned
Reportedly, Samsung has set the date of its Galaxy Unpacked event for the Galaxy S21 FE. The device will debut five weeks before the Galaxy S22 series, albeit with last-generation hardware.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 898 could arrive before the end of the month with an ARM Cortex-X2 core and an Adreno 730 GPU
The release of the Snapdragon 898 nears, with the next-generation SoC seemingly due in a few weeks. The Snapdragon 898 could debut in the Xiaomi 12 series, but Qualcomm will showcase the chip first at its next Tech Summit.
Chuwi CoreBook X Pro refresh released with a 144 Hz display
Chuwi has refreshed the CoreBook X Pro, a budget laptop that previously had a 120 Hz display. Now, the CoreBook X Pro contains a 144 Hz panel, but no other upgrades are forthcoming, such as a move away from its three-year-old processor.
Leaker reveals Galaxy Unpacked, pre-order and launch dates for the Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has set the pre-order and launch dates of the Galaxy S22 series. If correct, then an early February announcement for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra seems likely.
It seems that the Google Pixel 6 Pro cannot charge at 30 W after all
According to reports, the Pixel 6 Pro gets nowhere Google's implied 30 W charging speeds. Instead, Google's latest Pixel smartphone barely charges any faster than the Pixel 5 and is much slower than the Galaxy S21 Ultra.
Intel Kaby Lake-G with integrated AMD Radeon GPUs resurrected in a new mini-PC
The Hystou F9 has brought back Intel Kaby Lake-G processors. The mini-PC is available in numerous configurations and can drive four external monitors across using DisplayPort and HDMI.
Konami begins killing off eFootball 2022 after delaying any new features until next year
Konami has released version 0.9.1 of eFootball 2022, the first patch for the much-maligned game. While version 0.9.1 introduces numerous fixes, it contains no new features. Konami expected to add features next week with version 1.0.0, but it has delayed the update until spring 2022.
OnePlus starts teasing its next limited edition smartphone
OnePlus is bringing another limited edition product to market, having recently released a Harry Potter-themed smartwatch. The smartphone is likely a Pac-Man branded OnePlus Nord 2, albeit one that may have a Snapdragon 778G SoC instead of the Dimensity 1200 found in the original version.
GPD Pocket 3 raises nearly US$300,000 from backers early in its crowdfunding campaign
GPD has brought the Pocket 3 to crowdfunding website Indiegogo. The mini-laptop is available in two configurations, both featuring an 8-inch IPS display, PCIe M.2 storage and pen input. The Pocket 3 will start shipping in January 2022.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra arrives months ahead of schedule in leaked hands-on photos displaying a blend of Galaxy S and Galaxy Note designs
Hands-on photos of Samsung's next premier smartphone have leaked, confirming that the Galaxy Note series is returning under a different name. Accordingly, the Galaxy S22 Ultra has a built-in S Pen, flat edges and a curved display.
DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine released with sub 900g weights and numerous improvements over the Mavic 2 Pro
The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Cine are finally here after numerous leaks. Compared to the Mavic 2 Pro, the drones offer several improvements, including longer flight times and better camera hardware. The Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Pro will be compliant with the EU's incoming drone regulations, too.
Xiaomi announces Loop LiquidCool Technology in a custom MIX 4
Xiaomi has presented Loop LiquidCool Technology, a next-generation cooling solution for flagship smartphones. Apparently, the technology builds on vapour chambers and should provide marked improvements in cooling performance.
Xiaomi certifies a 'true flagship' with the EEC and a Snapdragon 870-based model, possibly the Xiaomi 12 and Xiaomi 12 Pro
Xiaomi has certified two new smartphones with the EEC, days after comparable models appeared at Chinese regulatory bodies. Only one is expected to be a flagship smartphone in the true sense of the word, with the other utilising the Snapdragon 870 SoC, instead.
Code analysis reveals Google Pixel Fold camera details and prospective launch date
The Google Pixel Fold has leaked again, this time with camera specifications and a possible launch date. Google's first foldable smartphone is expected to debut Android 12L, a version of Android 12 optimised for large-screen devices. Unfortunately, the Pixel Fold may share more details with the Pixel 5 than the Pixel 6 or Pixel 6 Pro.
Teardown videos offer a look at the inside of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
With the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, Xiaomi has finally brought 120 W wired charging to its mid-range smartphones series. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus also features a 108 MP camera and a 120 Hz OLED display, which can now be seen in detail thanks to two teardown videos.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+ and S8 Ultra to go into mass production with OLED displays in late January
Samsung will introduce three new tablets in a few months, with the company expected to reveal the Galaxy Tab S8, the Galaxy Tab S8+ and the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra. Apparently, the two top models will feature OLED displays, and they will enter mass production at the end of January 2022.
The first Apple MacBook with an OLED display will not arrive before 2025, but it will have a high peak brightness
After recently unveiling the first MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays, Apple is reportedly already developing next-generation panels. Supposedly, Apple will combine two OLED panels to achieve extreme brightness and durability, but they will not be ready for market under the middle of the decade at the earliest.
New Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leak points to an improved 108 MP camera mode and less display curvature
The benefits of a 108 MP camera should be even better on the Galaxy S22 Ultra, Samsung's next flagship smartphone. A known leaker has outlined that the extent of the device's display curvature, too.
Apple reportedly plans to release an iPad mini 6 Pro with a 120 Hz ProMotion display
According to new rumours, Samsung Display is currently supplying 8.3-inch panels to Apple for a new iPad mini. While IPS like the iPad mini 6, these panels are also 120 Hz, which could minimise the current tablet's 'jelly scrolling' problem.
The DJI Mavic 3 launch day reveals leak early, confirming price tag, specifications and missing features
DJI is not launching the Mavic 3 until tomorrow, but launch day materials have already been published. The drone will arrive as two models starting at US$2,199. There will be plenty of missing features at launch though, including ActiveTrack 5.0 and the ability to record videos at 120 FPS.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro cuts a fine figure in expert camera tests
According to DxOMark's in-depth analysis, the Pixel 6 Pro is Google's first smartphone to keep up with the best that Apple and Samsung have to offer. The Pixel 6 Pro even surpasses Galaxy S21 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro in some disciplines, and by a considerable margin.
The Xiaomi Redmi Watch 2 is already a storming success in China as the company shares first hands-on pictures of its new smartwatch
Xiaomi has started selling the Redmi Watch 2 in China, which has netted the company CNY 10 million (~US$1.56 million) in just two hours. It has also published hands-on photos with the Redmi Watch 2, confirming what the smartwatch actually looks like.
Sony charters Boeing 747 jumbo jets to deliver millions of PlayStation 5 consoles in time for Christmas
A year on and the PlayStation 5 remains just as difficult as ever to get a hold of. In an attempt to improve the situation, Sony has chartered three Boeing 747 jumbo jets, which will deliver 50 pallets of consoles each to Europe.
Google confirms one more update for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL after November security patch miss
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL have not received the November 2021 security patch, a sign that Google has ceased software support for the pair. However, the company has confirmed otherwise. Project Mainline should also ensure software support beyond the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL's final update.
Xiaomi 12 to launch earlier than 12 Pro or 12 Ultra as the first hint about MIX 5 arrives
According to reports, Xiaomi is readying itself to mass-produce its next flagship smartphones. The Xiaomi 12 will arrive first and at least a month before the Xiaomi 12 Pro or Xiaomi 12 Ultra. Meanwhile, it seems that Xiaomi is also preparing to manufacture the MIX 5, the successor to the MIX 4.
POCO M4 Pro 5G marketing renders and hands-on image leaks, confirming Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 re-brand
The cat's out of the bag for the POCO M4 Pro 5G and its origins. Leaked marketing assets and a hands-on image have confirmed that the POCO M4 Pro 5G is nothing more than the Redmi Note 11 in a different outfit. Accordingly, the POCO M4 Pro 5G will have a Dimensity 810 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other hardware.
ASUS Vivobook 13 Slate revealed with a 16:9 OLED display and an Intel Pentium Silver N6000 processor for US$599
ASUS has unveiled the Vivobook 13 Slate, or Vivobook 13 Slate OLED (T3300) as the company calls it. The 2-in-1 supports pen input, has a detachable keyboard and decent connectivity. ASUS has included an OLED display too, but the device is powered by an Intel Pentium Silver N6000, along with a minimum of 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of eMMC flash storage.
The Xiaomi Pro X 14 2021 is orderable globally with an Intel Core i7 processor, a GeForce RTX 3050 GPU and a 120 Hz display
Third-party retailers have started selling the Xiaomi Pro X 14 2021 laptop globally. The 14-inch laptop has a 120 Hz display combined with an Intel Core i7-11370H processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 GPU. The laptop is available with 16 GB of RAM and up to 1 TB of storage, too.
ASUS VivoWatch 5 LTE spotted at Bluetooth SIG
The Bluetooth SIG has revealed that ASUS is on the verge of releasing another VivoWatch. The VivoWatch 5 will support LTE and should be the successor to the VivoWatch SP.
Xiaomi is testing Android 12 on over 60 devices in closed and internal betas
According to a report, Xiaomi has over 60 devices in closed and internal Android 12 beta programs. Numerous other devices will eventually receive Google's latest OS, but not older handsets like the Mi 9, Redmi K20 or Redmi 9 series.
Garmin Venu 2 Plus leaks with a subtle design change from the Venu 2
The Venu 2 Plus has leaked, confirming a minor tweak for Garmin's flagship smartwatch. The Venu 2 Plus retains its predecessor's overall design but with a third hardware button, possibly for built-in voice commands.
The Apple iPhone 14 series to feature 5 nm SoCs because TSMC's N3 node will arrive too late for the A16 Bionic
TSMC will not start mass-producing its N3 node until 2H 2022, too late for the iPhone 14 series. As a result, Apple's next-generation iPhones will rely on 5 nm SoCs. TSMC's N4P node could still bring performance improvements to the iPhone 14 series, though.
Huawei to release its first smartwatch that supports blood pressure monitoring this month
According to reports, Huawei plans to unveil another smartwatch this month. While the company recently revealed the GT 3 and Watch FIT Mini, its next smartwatch will be its first to support blood pressure monitoring.
Samsung announces the daftest bespoke jeans for the Galaxy Z Flip3
Samsung has revealed the Z Flip Pocket Denim, a pair of jeans created with Dr Denim. The jeans run to AUD$1,499, but they do come bundled with a complimentary Galaxy Z Flip3, which costs as much on its own anyway.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 will launch globally as the POCO M4 Pro 5G and in India as the Redmi Note 11T
POCO has started teasing the M4 Pro 5G, its next mid-range smartphone. However, it turns out that the POCO M4 Pro 5G will be another re-brand, with the device the global version of the Redmi Note 11. Meanwhile, Xiaomi will release the Redmi Note 11 as the Redmi Note 11T 5G in India.
The Black Shark 4S Pro takes the AnTuTu crown from the RedMagic 6S Pro after just a month
The RedMagic 6S Pro was the fastest smartphone in the world, at least according to AnTuTu's Android leaderboard. The Black Shark 4S Pro has brought the RedMagic 6S Pro's dominance to an end though, with a score that exceeds 875,000 points.
Intel was rather misleading in its comparisons between the Core i9-12900K and Ryzen 9 5950X
It seems that Intel was not telling the full story when it compared the Core i9-12900K against the Ryzen 9 5950X, currently AMD's most comparable processor. As it turns out, Intel allowed the Core i9-12900K to consume 2.4x the power of its AMD competitor and benchmarked the Ryzen 9 5950X using an older version of Windows 11 with AMD performance issues.
Hey Plus Watch launches on Xiaomi's Youpin with a large AMOLED display
Xiaomi has listed the Hey Plus Watch on its Youpin marketplace. The smartwatch has a 1.78-inch AMOLED display, a 24-hour heart rate monitor and over 100 exercise modes, among other features. The Hey Plus Watch retails for CNY 399 (~US$62).
Xiaomi releases a new 24.5-inch gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.1 support
Xiaomi has presented a new gaming monitor with a 240 Hz refresh rate. The XMMNT245HF2 also contains two HDMI 2.1 ports, supports AMD FreeSync Premium and is DisplayHDR 400 certified.
macOS 12 Monterey has made some older Apple iMac, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines unusable
Apple has released macOS 12 Monterey, but it is not playing well with some older hardware. For one reason or another, the update has bricked several Intel-based iMacs, MacBook Airs and MacBook Pros. Apple has suggested a workaround, but it does require resetting your machine's firmware.
Squid Game cryptocurrency creators disappear with over US$2.1 million
The Squid Game-inspired cryptocurrency has disappeared as quickly as it arrived. While the cryptocurrency neared US$3,000, it collapsed to US$0.0008 in approximately 5 minutes, wiping almost US$2.1 million of investments.
Raspberry Pi Zero 2 W launched for US$15 with 5x the performance of the original Pi Zero
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has refreshed the Pi Zero, its ultra-compact SBC. The Pi Zero 2 W retains the I/O of its predecessors, but with superior performance. The Pi Zero 2 W is available to order in numerous markets and costs US$15 in the US.
Lenovo L5: 1080p projector launches with Android TV for US$199.99
The Lenovo L5 is an inexpensive projector that operates at up to 1080p. The projector is compact, has Android TV built-in and contains numerous ports for connecting external devices.
Kingdel K15: Mini-PC launches with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs up to the Ryzen 9 5900HX
Kingdel has brought another mini-PC to market. This time, the company has integrated AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs with 15 W and 45 W SKUs available. The Kingdel K15 starts at US$476 and features numerous ports.
HP Omen 27c announced with a 27-inch, 240 Hz and QHD display
HP has revealed the Omen 27c, a gaming monitor with a 27-inch VA panel. The curved gaming monitor operates natively at QHD, has a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times, among other features.
Google to address Pixel 6 Pro display issues next month with an update
Google has confirmed plans to address the Pixel 6 Pro's display flickering issue, confirming that it is reasonably widespread. A fix is incoming, but not for another month.
Apple unveils the Beats Fit Pro with ANC and Spatial Audio support
Apple has just unveiled one of the strongest competitors to the AirPods Pro with the Beats Fit Pro. Not only do the earbuds support active noise cancellation (ANC), but they are also compatible with Apple's Spatial Audio technology.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 12 GB, RTX 3070 Ti 16 GB and RTX 3080 12 GB release dates posed
According to reports, NVIDIA is preparing to release three new graphics cards before the end of the year. All are revisions of existing and past models though, with the RTX 2060 12 GB arriving first in early December.
The LG Wing finally starts receiving Android 11
It only took LG a year, but it has issued Android 11 to the LG Wing. Unsurprisingly, there are caveats with LG's rollout. Currently, Android 11 is only available for devices purchased in South Korea.
Xiaomi sells over 500,000 Redmi Note 11 smartphones in under an hour during a lucrative launch period
Xiaomi started selling the Redmi Note 11 series in China today, which it dubbed its 'double 11' event. Reportedly, the company sold over 500,000 Redmi Note 11 handsets in an hour and generated CNY 2 billion (~US$312.6 million) within two minutes.
Samsung starts mass-producing the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra
According to reports, Samsung has started mass producing the Galaxy S22 series. Theoretically, this puts the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and Galaxy S22 Ultra on track for a January or February 2022 release.
ASUS ROG Flow Z13 leaks with a 2-in-1 design ahead of probable November 3 launch
Evan Blass has leaked the ROG Flow Z13, ASUS' latest take on the Surface Pro form factor. The 2-in-1 has a USB Type-A port, a 13-inch display and what looks like an SD card reader. The compact device seems destined to launch on November 3 at ASUS' 'wow the world' hardware event.
The DJI Action 2 may have an overheating issue like the GoPro Hero 10 Black
The DJI Action 2 is even smaller than the GoPro Hero 10 Black, so it is no surprise to see it suffering from overheating issues, too. Arguably, the Action 2 is even worse than the Hero 10 Black in this respect, with DJI unable to include a 'High Temperature Mode' in EU and UK devices because of regulatory restrictions.
Sleek Intel Arc Alchemist reference designs leak in hands-on photos and renders
It seems that Intel is preparing at least two Arc Alchemist reference designs based on DG2 GPUs. The desktop graphics cards have sleek designs with silver shrouds, black fans and black PCBs.
Xiaomi reveals the Redmi Watch 2 Lite in six colours with up to 10 days of battery life and a GPS module
Xiaomi has announced the Redmi Watch 2 Lite, its third smartwatch this week. The Redmi Watch 2 has plenty going for it, including a SpO2 sensor, a GPS module and a large battery. The Redmi Watch 2 Lite will be available in six colours.
Google Pixel camera configurations leak for two future devices
Mishaal Rahman has revealed camera configurations for two unreleased Google Pixel devices. Codenamed 'bluejay' and 'cloudripper', the pair are seemingly part of Google's R&D towards next year's batch of Pixel smartphones.
Sony Xperia 1 III falls short of its competitors in DxOMark's display test
On paper, the Xperia 1 III has an excellent display. In practice, the 4K, 120 Hz and OLED display does not get that bright. DxOMark has knocked the device down a peg or two with complaints about strong green tints, too. Accordingly, the camera specialists do not rate the Xperia 1 III's display highly.
Xiaomi announces that it has sold more than 240 million Redmi Note smartphones worldwide and has opened 10,000 brick and mortar stores
Undoubtedly, Xiaomi will sell plenty of the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro, and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus when they come to market in China, India and beyond. However, it claims to have sold nearly a quarter of a billion Redmi Note handsets already, available at its 10,000-strong stores.
The Intel Core i9-12900K scales crazy heights with a new extreme overclocking result
The Core i9-12900K has already been seen at 6.8 GHz, well beyond its stock boost clock speed. Someone has overclocked the chip to even higher speeds though, with 7.5 GHz now not that far away.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition lands on the Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 in India
Xiaomi may have just announced the Redmi Note 11 series, but it has not forgotten about the Redmi Note 9. Accordingly, the mid-range handset has just received MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition in India, following a similar rollout on MIUI's global branch. MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition will reach the Redmi Note 9 as V126.96.36.199.RJOINXM.
Samsung to begin 2022 with the Galaxy S21 FE, Galaxy S22 series arriving later
According to a report, the Galaxy S22 series is no longer due in January 202. The Galaxy S21 FE is still slated for January 11, but it will not be long before Samsung starts accepting pre-orders for the Galaxy S22, Galaxy S22 Plus and the Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Google's Magic Eraser camera trickery works outside of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Arguably, Magic Eraser is one of the best innovations that Google has introduced with the Pixel 6 series. However, it turns out that other smartphones can take advantage of Magic Eraser too, at least for now.
Samsung Business-Monitor S9U announced with a 5K resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate
Samsung has announced the Business-Monitor S9U, which it originally unveiled as the S49A950UIU. The business monitor has a 5K and 120 Hz display measuring 49-inches across for a 32:9 aspect ratio and contains more ports than many modern PCs have. The Business-Monitor S9U will be available from next month for €1,399.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus global and Indian launch names confirmed
MIUI has confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will eventually launch globally. The pair are coming to India too, but as the Xiaomi 11i and the Xiaomi 11i HyperCharge.
Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 receive quality of life improvements with Fitbit OS 5.3
Fitbit has started distributing version 5.3 of its OS to the Sense and Versa 3. Arriving as 188.8.131.52 for the Sense and 184.108.40.206 for the Versa 3, Fitbit OS 5.3 contains several new features, including outdoor exercise modes.
Alienware reveals the Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs with AMD Ryzen and Intel Alder Lake configurations
Alienware has unveiled its next-generation Aurora R13 and Aurora R14 gaming PCs. While the Aurora R14 is available with AMD Ryzen processors, Alienware has delivered the Aurora R13 with Intel's latest Alder Lake silicon. Alder Lake configurations start at US$230 more than Ryzen configurations, though.
Some Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro handsets appear to be shipping with display problems
Google and its partners only started shipping the Pixel 6 series yesterday. However, people are already complaining about display issues with both models. Seemingly, there are three problems arising with Google's latest flagship smartphones.
The MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro outscore the AMD Ryzen 5 5600U and Intel Core i7-1165G7 when running Geekbench in a Windows 11 VM
It turns out that the MacBook Pro 14 and M1 Pro maintain excellent performance when running Windows 11 in a virtual machine, too. In fact, Apple's new SoC outscores some of the best AMD and Intel laptop processors on the market, despite their advantage of running Windows 11 natively.
The Raspberry Pi 4 receives a massive performance boost with Vulkan 1.1 support
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has introduced Vulkan 1.1 compliance to the Raspberry Pi 4 family of single-board computers (SBCs). Support for Vulkan 1.1.1 brings about a noticeable GPU performance uplift for the already powerful SBCs.
Apple quietly brings the AirPods Pro back to US$249 with a minor revision that hints at an AirPods Pro 2 feature
When Apple unveiled the AirPods 3, it brought a feature to its basic earbuds that the AirPods Pro lack. In response, Apple has released a new AirPods Pro revision, allowing it and retailers to continue to charge US$249 for its 'Pro' earbuds.
Microsoft is working on an even smaller Surface Laptop paired with Windows 11 SE
According to a report, Microsoft is developing a new Surface Laptop aimed at students. The device will be smaller than the current Surface Laptop Go and another attempt by Microsoft to combat compact Chromebooks' popularity. The smaller Surface Laptop will run Windows 11 SE too, a slimmed-down version of its latest OS.
Xiaomi introduces the Redmi Watch 2, a budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display, 12 days of battery life and a SpO2 sensor
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Watch 2 as part of its Redmi Note 11 series launch event. The Redmi Watch 2 has a 1.6-inch AMOLED display and a SpO2 sensor but at an affordable price.
Xiaomi 12 Lite, 12 Lite Zoom and 12T spotted in early MIUI code
A trio of next-generation Xiaomi smartphones have surfaced in MIUI code. Reputedly, Xiaomi intends to release the 12 Lite, 12 Lite Zoom and the 12T, all with 1080p and 120 Hz displays. Only the 12 Lite Zoom will have a telephoto camera, but all should launch with powerful SoCs.
Xiaomi brings 120 W wired charging to Redmi smartphones with the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus
Xiaomi has introduced the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus, its latest and greatest mid-range smartphone. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus features the same Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera as the Redmi Note 10 Pro, but also supports 120 W wired charging that can fully recharge it within 15 minutes. The Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus will be available with up to 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Xiaomi reveals the Redmi Note 11 Pro with a huge battery, 67 W charging, a 108 MP camera and a 120 Hz AMOLED display
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 11 Pro, its cheaper alternative to the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. The Redmi Note 11 Pro shares many of its features with its more sibling but also has a larger battery capacity. Xiaomi will sell the Redmi Note 11 Pro in three memory configurations and four colours.
AOC unveils three new Agon Pro gaming monitors with 27-inch panels and high refresh rates
Monitor specialist AOC has expanded its Agon Pro series aimed at competitive gamers. The Agon AG274XM, AG274UXP and AG274QG all offer enticing specifications, although the latter is the only 240 Hz monitor on offer. The new Agon Pro monitors start at €969; only one is orderable this year.
The Beast: A massive PC case that passively cools 150 W CPUs and up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
MonsterLabo has moved away from its Indiegogo campaign for The Beast, a 450 x 380 x 210 mm PC case that has been designed around passive cooling. The case can run up to 150 W CPUs and 250 W GPUs fanlessly, or even more powerful ones with low RPM fans. With complaints about the platform choice, MonsterLabo is moving all pre-orders to its website, instead.
Philips launches Momentum 279M1RV and Momentum 329M1RV monitors with 4K resolutions, 144 Hz refresh rates, HDMI 2.1 ports and Ambiglow lighting
Philips has unveiled the Momentum 279M1RV and Momentum 329M1RV, two gaming monitors that are Xbox certified. Accordingly, the pair run natively at 4K, have HDMI 2.1 ports and 144 Hz refresh rates, among other features.
DJI Action 2: GoPro Hero 10 Black rival launched with a new camera sensor and magnetic accessories
DJI has just introduced the Action 2, an action camera set to rival the GoPro Hero 10 Black. DJI bills the Action 2 as offering high-quality video quality performance and decent image stabilisation, along with a large touchscreen and magnetic accessories.
Google releases a day-one patch for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have started shipping to those who pre-ordered Google's latest flagships. There is a big day-one patch to install once you unbox your new smartphone though, and one that will take a minimum of 25 minutes to finish.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 appears on the TENAA with underwhelming hardware
Xiaomi has been hyping the Redmi Note 11 series on Weibo with teasers of 120 W charging, 108 MP cameras and more. A TENAA listing suggests that the Redmi Note 11 will not sport either of these features though, nor even a Dimensity 920 SoC.
Some MacBook Pro orders are delayed by nearly two months
Apple and UPS are struggling to fulfil MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 pre-orders. Reportedly, two problems lie behind the fulfilment issues: delaying orders from a couple of days to nearly two months.
Sony Xperia PRO-I fares well in early iPhone 13 Pro Max camera comparison
A photographer has compared the new Sony Xperia PRO-I against the iPhone 13 Pro Max, Apple's premier iPhone for 2021. The video shows that Sony's latest flagship delivers significantly better image quality than the iPhone 13 Pro Max, albeit only if you switch to manual mode. Unfortunately for Sony, the iPhone is the better camera smartphone when using automatic mode.
Samsung presents One UI Book 4, its mildly customised version of Windows 11
Samsung has unveiled that One UI is coming to its laptops. One UI Book 4 is the company's attempt to provide a cohesive ecosystem across its mobile product lines, even though it is just Windows 11 in not much of a disguise.
Apple releases iOS 15.1, iPadOS 15.1, watchOS 8.1, tvOS 15.1, and HomePod 15.1
Apple has introduced incremental updates for iOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS and HomePod. All have received x.1 updates, which introduce several new features including SharePlay.
GoPro announces the Enduro extended battery pack for the Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black
GoPro has revealed an extended battery pack for the Hero 9 Black and the Hero 10 Black. The Enduro battery will deliver up to 40% better battery life than standard GoPro batteries and will be available for US$24.99.
Oura Ring Generation 3 launched in four colours for US$299
Oura has finally brought a new generation of its fitness tracker to market. The Oura Ring Generation 3 is available in four colours and will start shipping next month. The ring retails for US$299, but it also relies on a US$6.99 Oura Membership, which must be purchased separately.
GoPro Hero 10 Black receives up to 154% better battery life with a new firmware update
GoPro has confirmed that it will be rolling out a firmware update to the Hero 10 Black, its action camera that has been plagued by overheating and automatic shutdown problems since its launch. The company hopes that the firmware update will address most of the problems, with up to 154% longer runtimes promises when recording videos at 4K and 60 FPS.
Apple Watch Series 8: Suppliers develop an infrared blood glucose sensor for next-generation smartwatches
Rumour has it that Apple's suppliers are developing a non-invasive blood glucose sensor in time for smartwatches released next year. The sensor relies on infrared light and a photodiode to read blood glucose levels, along with your pulse and blood oxygen statistics.
Apple rumoured to unveil an iPhone SE Plus in 2022 with a larger model set for 2024
According to a report, Apple plans to launch two iPhone SE smartphones in three years, starting in 2022. The iPhone SE Plus will arrive first, but a larger model will remain in development until 2024. Only then will the iPhone SE series receive noticeable upgrades, too.
Honor 50 launches outside China from €529 in four colours and with Google Mobile Services
The Honor 50 has landed in Europe and with Google Mobile Services onboard. The handset features a Snapdragon 778G SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, 256 GB of storage and has a 120 Hz OLED display. The smartphone includes a 108 MP camera too and starts at €529.
Apple releases macOS 12 Monterey with AirPlay on Mac, live text and bokeh for video chats
Apple has started distributing macOS Monterey as a free update to most Macs that have been around since 2015. After the update, you can use an iPad as a second display without prior setup, among other changes.
Sony teases night shots taken on an Xperia PRO-I, but it cannot utilise all of its 1.0-inch camera sensor
Sony has shared several night shots taken on an Xperia PRO-I, its latest flagship smartphone. It turns out that the device cannot use its 1.0-inch camera sensor to its full potential, though. Sadly, it can only output in 12 MP, rather than the 20 MP of which the sensor is capable.
DJI Mavic 3: Massive leak showcases over a dozen marketing assets ahead of next week's unveiling
The DJI Mavic 3 has leaked again, this time just over a week before its expected announcement. The drone will be available in three models, including a Cine Edition. Watermark-less marketing assets have now leaked, confirming numerous details about the drone, including its camera hardware.
Photos show how Apple hid the original iPod in a leak-proof design
The original iPod has now reached its 20th anniversary, with the iPod Touch now serving as the sole representative of the series. While the iPod's design is well known, the leak-proof case in which Apple hid it shortly before its announcement is less so. Sadly, Apple no longer goes to such great lengths to hide its upcoming hardware.
The Google Pixel 6 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra share the same telephoto camera
It turns out that the Pixel 6 Pro shares even more with recent Samsung flagships than previously thought. While we already know that the device uses a Samsung ISOCELL GN1 sensor as its main camera, it also relies on the 48 MP telephoto camera from the Galaxy S20 Ultra.
Galaxy S22 Ultra: Next flagship Samsung smartphone to feature the same 108 MP and ultra-wide-angle cameras as the Galaxy S21 Ultra with new telephoto lenses in tow
Ice Universe has revealed new details about the cameras expected to feature in the Galaxy S22 Ultra. Reportedly, Samsung will return to the ISOCELL HM3 and the ultra-wide-angle camera from the Galaxy S21 Ultra, along with new telephoto lenses. The Galaxy S22 Ultra will match its predecessor with 3x and 10x optical zoom cameras, though.
Redmi Note 11 series to feature a 108 MP camera and a MediaTek Dimensity 920 SoC as Xiaomi shares a less-than-stellar AnTuTu score
Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 series will feature a 108 MP primary camera, seemingly the Samsung ISOCELL HM1. The company has shared the first AnTuTu v9 score with a Redmi Note 11 handset paired with a MediaTek Dimensity 920, too. Unfortunately, the mid-range SoC cannot keep pace with the Snapdragon 778G or Snapdragon 780G.
NVIDIA opens GeForce NOW to Xbox consoles with Microsoft Edge support
Steam games are now playable on Xbox consoles thanks to GeForce NOW support for the Microsoft Edge browser. Compatability remains in beta, so do not expect the smoothest of experiences for the time being.
Xiaomi updates the Redmi Note 8T to Android 11 globally with MIUI 12
Xiaomi has started issuing V220.127.116.11.RCXMIXM to the Redmi Note 8T, bringing Android 11 to the device globally. The update also contains MIUI 12 though, rather than MIUI 12.5 or MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition.
The Xiaomi Redmi G (2021) is now orderable globally
Third-party retailers have started selling the Redmi G (2021), a gaming laptop that Xiaomi launched last month in China. The 16.1-inch machine is available with either a Core i5-11260H and a GeForce RTX 3050 or a Ryzen 7 5800H and a GeForce RTX 3060.
Xiaomi confirms 120 W charging for the Redmi Note 11 series as a retailer leaks Redmi Watch 2 pricing
The Redmi Note 11 series and Redmi Watch 2 will arrive later this week, with both set for an October 28 reveal. Xiaomi has already confirmed that the Redmi Note 11 series will support up to 120 W wired charging though, last seen in the 11T and 11T Pro. A major retailer in China has leaked the Redmi Watch 2's budget price tag, too.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11 Pro turn up on Geekbench ahead of their October 28 release
The Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11 Pro have made their way to Geekbench, confirming several aspects about both smartphones. The pair will debut later this week alongside the Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus and will feature 120 W charging, high-refresh-rate displays and dual batteries, among other innovations.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra: Angular design reaffirmed as 45 W charging time revealed
Several Galaxy S22 Ultra screen protectors have leaked, offering another look at the device's expected design. Ice Universe has revealed what charging times people should expect from Samsung's next premier smartphone too, which will support up to 45 W charging.
Intel Core i9-12900HK: 14 core and 20 thread processor pulls no punches with the Apple M1 Max in leaked Geekbench listing
The Core i9-12900HK has landed on Geekbench, albeit in a closed benchmark. The early signs are good for Intel's premier laptop processor, with it outscoring all contemporary processors in its wake, including the Apple M1 Max.
New Apple MacBook Air renders leak with an impossibly thin design
Apple may have just announced the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, but Jon Prosser has already turned his attention to next year's MacBook Air. The device is believed to pack an Apple M2 SoC and a 13-inch notched display in an impressively thin chassis.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 and Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra renders leak with divergent designs
Precise renders of the Galaxy Tab S8 and Tab S8 Ultra have leaked, courtesy of OnLeaks. While Samsung will release the pair under the same series, they will look very different from each other, for better or worse.
Google's five years of software support for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro has a relatively large caveat
Google has confirmed that its five years of software support for the Pixel 6 series does not cover all software for the devices. Unfortunately, Google can only guarantee five years of security patch updates, with three major OS updates coming the way of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro too.
Watch FIT Mini: Huawei releases a more compact and budget-friendly version of the Watch FIT
Huawei has unveiled the Watch FIT Mini, a smaller successor to last year's Watch FIT. The Watch FIT Mini has a 1.47-inch AMOLED display, numerous health features and retails for €99.
The Xiaomi Redmi 9 and Redmi Note 9 receive their first tastes of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition globally
Xiaomi has issued MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to the Redmi 9 and Redmi Note 9 for global Mi Pilot testers. Both updates also contain the October 2021 Android security patch, with V18.104.22.168.RJOMIXM for the Redmi Note 9 bringing over two-dozen bug fixes and optimisations, too.
Huawei Watch GT 3 arrives in six styles from £209.99
Huawei has presented the Watch GT 3, a step-up from the ageing Watch GT 2. The Watch GT 3 is available in two sizes, six styles and will ship in mid-November. The smartwatch starts at £209.99 or €229 for 42 mm models.
Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite starts receiving MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition globally
Xiaomi has begun rolling out its latest OS to the Mi 10T Lite on MIUI's global channel. MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition arrives as V22.214.171.124.RJSMIXM and should reach all handsets within the next week or so.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX emerges on Geekbench; non-Pro Threadripper 5000 processors may be cancelled
The Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5975WX has turned up on Geekbench with 32 cores and 64 threads. The Chagall processor has commendable multi-core performance, but rumour has it that AMD has cancelled the non-Pro Threadripper 5000 series.
Xiaomi confirms 120 Hz AMOLED displays for the Redmi Note 11 series as more specifications and prospective prices leak
Xiaomi has confirmed yet more information about the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro+. Also, a leaker has revealed nearly all specifications for the three devices, including their possible prices.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC is now orderable in Europe for €54.99
Xiaomi has finally brought the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC to market in Europe. The NFC-enabled fitness tracker supports Mastercard card payments and is available for €54.99, €15 more than the non-NFC model.
Redmi executive scoffs at proposed Xiaomi 12 design
Recently, render images have purported to reveal the possible design of the Xiaomi 12, based on a design patent filed by Xiaomi last year. A product manager at Redmi now has dismissed the design out of hand, though. Unusually, the Redmi representative went as far as remarking that the design is 'unbearably ugly'.
Upcoming Garmin smartwatches should measure blood pressure levels and combat driver tiredness
According to a patent, Garmin is working towards integrating more some helpful technologies in its future smartwatches. While many smartwatch manufacturers have brought blood pressure sensors to market, Garmin hopes to give people the option of monitoring their energy levels when driving.
Commodore CVR200: Former home computing giant releases a new product in a bizarre transformation
Commodore has presented the CVR200, a model name that sounds like it should be a PC. Unfortunately, the reality is different and is just someone piggybacking on the Commodore brand name.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra photo supposedly shows the back panel of the future flagship smartphone
Apparently, the Galaxy S22 Ultra will launch with a new design for Samsung. Reportedly, there will be no huge camera housing this time around, which a leaked photo has underlined.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11, Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus teased as colours and memory configurations are revealed
Xiaomi continues to tease the Redmi Note 11 series before next week's announcement. Now, the company has confirmed that the series will arrive as the Redmi Note 11, Redmi Note 11 Pro and Redmi Note 11 Pro Plus. Memory configurations and colour options have been revealed, too.
AMD Barcelo APUs to launch under the Ryzen 5000 series as Rembrandt APU with RDNA 2 GPU lands on UserBenchmark
AMD will not market its Cezanne U refresh under the Ryzen 6000 series. Instead, Barcelo APUs will fall under the Ryzen 5000 series, leaving the Rembrandt architecture as sole representatives of the Ryzen 6000 series. A Rembrandt APU has emerged on UserBenchmark, too.
Xperia Alpha tipped to launch with Android 12 next week as Sony starts camera-centred teasers
According to reports, Sony's next smartphone will be the Xperia Alpha. Reputedly launching with Android 12, Sony is already hinting that the device will be a camera tour-de-force.
Microsoft brings Android apps to Windows 11 with a tonne of caveats
You can now install Android apps on Windows 11, but only if you can jump through all the hoops that Microsoft sets. Not only is app support restricted to the US, but also the Windows Insider Preview Programme's Beta Channel. Other limitations apply too that are even harsher than Windows 11's punitive system requirements.
Bitcoin remains a cryptocurrency star as it hits new levels with a fresh all-time high
Bitcoin has reached a new high, having returned to over US$60,000 last week. Now, the cryptocurrency has appreciated to a few dollars off US$67,000 as it nears US$70,000. US$100,000 per coin no longer seems that far away.
Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and POCO F2 Pro receive MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition as regular MIUI 12.5 lands on the Redmi Note 10 5G and POCO M3 Pro 5G
Xiaomi has brought the Mi 10 Lite and POCO F2 Pro onto MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition, its latest OS update. Additionally, the Redmi Note 10 5G and POCO M3 Pro 5G have received MIUI 12.5 globally, with MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition evading them for the time being.
Xiaomi confirms when it will start mass-producing electric vehicles
Xiaomi has had quite a busy year when it comes to electric and autonomous vehicles (AVs). Not only has it registered its electric vehicle division, but it has also invested in or acquired several AV-related startups. Now, it has confirmed to fans and investors when it will start mass-producing EVs, hinting at a release sometime this decade.
Existing Pixel smartphones receive a taste of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro with Android 12 rollout
Google has started rolling out Android 12 to existing Pixel smartphones. Every Pixel smartphone from the Pixel 3 series onwards is eligible for Google's latest OS update, including the new Pixel 5a (5G). Android 12 is available as an OTA or through Google's Android Flash Tool.
Google sweetens Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro pre-orders with a free pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700
Google has opened pre-orders for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. People will receive a pair of Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700 if they order before October 27. Currently, the headphones run to US$379, just US$220 less than the basic Pixel 6.
Google Pixel 6 Pro announced with massive upgrades from previous Google Pixel flagship smartphones
Google has unveiled the Pixel 6 Pro, the company's most advanced smartphone to date. The handset has a 120 Hz display, a 5,003 mAh battery, Google Tensor and up to 12 GB of RAM. The Pixel 6 Pro has received notable camera upgrades compared to previous Pixel smartphones.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro showcased in hands-on photos
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro hands-on photos are already circulating online. The pair will be available to order later this week in multiple markets, including the EU, UK and the US.
Dbrand ignores Sony's legal objections and releases Darkplates 2.0 side plates for the PS5
Sony has taken issue with Dbrand selling Darkplates side plates for the PlayStation 5. In response, Dbrand has released Darkplates 2.0 in three colours.
The MacBook Pro 14 arrives with unrivalled performance, more ports, endless configurability, a 120 Hz display, and a notch
Apple has lifted the lid on the long-rumoured 14-inch MacBook Pro. The new screen size coincides with an overhaul of the MacBook Pro series, with more ports, a flatter design and a mini LED display. The latter has slim bezels, 1,000-nit sustained brightness and runs at 120 Hz. It also has a notch, within which its 1080p webcam sits.
Apple launches third-generation AirPods for US$179 with several quality of life improvements and a redesign
Apple has unveiled redesigned AirPods. The third-generation earbuds support MagSafe charging, Spatial Audio and should last up to 6 hours between charges. The third-generation AirPods are available for US$179 and will be shipping later this month.
Xiaomi releases the October 2021 security patch to the Mi A3
Xiaomi has brought another security patch update to the Mi A3, its last-supported Android One smartphone. V126.96.36.199.RFQMIXM is rolling out now to handsets on MIUI's global branch.
OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Limited Editon launches in India with 14 days of battery life
Harry Potter fans can now add a limited edition OnePlus Watch to their collections. The OnePlus Watch Harry Potter Limited Edition contains Gryffindor, Slytherin, Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw content, along with the Hogwarts logo itself.
Windows 11 hardware requirements made a mockery of by an Intel Pentium 4 processor
Intel Pentium 4 processors run Windows 11 because of an oversight on Microsoft's behalf. Even single-core ones are eligible for Windows 11, provided that they support Hyper-Threading.
Intel CEO praises the Apple M1 but hopes to win Mac business back with better processors
Intel has switched approaches with Apple, having run an aggressively anti-Apple campaign earlier this year. Now, CEO Pat Gelsinger has been speaking the Apple M1's praises. However, he still wants to tempt Apple back with better processors than it could manufacture itself.
Google Pixel 6 unboxing video showcases Sorta Seafoam colourway
An unboxing video of the Pixel 6 has surfaced online. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will debut on October 19, albeit with no chargers in their boxes.
Next year's MacBook Air may jump aboard the notched display train
According to reports, the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are not the only Apple laptops set to receive a notched display. The next MacBook Air could be in line for the new display style too, which is tipped to arrive with an Apple M2 SoC and a 13.3-inch mini LED display.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra final design revealed with a more straightforward camera arrangement
New Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra renders have leaked, showcasing a simpler design. Expected to launch early next year, the Galaxy S22 Ultra looks like a cross between the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra and the LG Velvet.
A year-old Xiaomi smartphone patent may shed light on the upcoming Xiaomi 12 series
The World Intellectual Property Office has published a year-old patent submitted by Xiaomi. Seemingly, the design is of a flagship smartphone, with highly rounded corners, a curved display and large camera sensors. The Xiaomi 12 series is believed to be launching later this year.
Huawei MateBook X 2021 unveiled with minor upgrades and a huge price
Huawei has refreshed the MateBook X 2021, following in the steps of the MateBook X Pro 2021. The new MateBook X features a choice of one Tiger Lake processor, LPDDR4x RAM and is available in three colours. Huawei's ridiculously high pricing will put most people off, though.
MINISFORUM EliteMini HM90 announced with powerful AMD APUs from US$479
MINISFORUM has started accepting pre-orders for the EliteMini HM90, a mini-PC based on AMD Renoir APUs. Available with Ryzen 5 4600H or Ryzen 9 4900H, the EliteMini HM90 has socketed RAM, storage and plenty of ports for connecting all manner of external devices and peripherals.
More information comes to light about the fate of notched displays in next-generation Apple MacBook Pro laptops
More information about the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 has leaked, just a day before Apple's next hardware event. Seemingly, some of the leaks stem from schematics that REvil published earlier this year. The notch is not big enough for Face ID hardware, though.
Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge pre-order date and pricing announced for multiple countries
Microsoft has come through on its commitment to release the Xbox Series X Mini Fridge in time for Christmas. Officially called the Xbox Series X Replica Mini Fridge Thermoelectric Cooler, the mini fridge will be available to pre-order in Europe, the US and UK from next week for two-figure sums.
HMD Global brings the Nokia 6310 back for its 20th anniversary
HMD Global has returned to another classic Nokia handset, having already re-released Nokia 3310. This time, the company has unveiled a new Nokia 6310, which retains the 'iconic silhouette' of the original model.
Leaked Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus dummy unit showcases more compact design and sharper camera housing
The Galaxy S22 Plus has leaked again, this time courtesy of @xleaks7 and Pigtou. The pair have published images of a dummy unit, supposedly based on CAD renders that they obtained. The Galaxy S22 Plus is expected to launch early next year alongside the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 tipped to feature three USB 4 ports and an SD card slot as notched display rumour emerges
The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are thought to be arriving next week with Apple's next in-house laptop-grade chipset. Reportedly, the pair will feature three USB 4 ports, along with an SD card slot and an HDMI port, among other connections.
Google Pixel 6 datasheet leaks ahead of October 19 announcement
A datasheet for the Pixel 6 has leaked just a few days before the device's release. The handset will arrive alongside the Pixel 6 Pro and potentially even a Pixel Fold.
Xiaomi POCO M4 Pro 5G leaks with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
The Xiaomi POCO M4 Pro 5G has stopped by the FCC on its way to market. The handset will launch in two memory configurations, topping out at 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The POCO M4 Pro 5G is expected to launch later this month with a MediaTek Dimensity SoC, NFC capabilities and 33 W charging.
BenQ GS50: IPX2 portable projector launches with built-in speakers and Android TV
BenQ has unveiled the GS50, a portable projector that is splashproof. The GS50 can create up to a 100-inch image at 1080p, has built-in speakers and runs Android TV natively. BenQ has priced the projector at £629 in the UK and €749 in the Eurozone.
Lenovo Yoga 16s 2022 showcased in hands-on photos
Lenovo continues to teases the Yoga 16s 2022 on its Weibo channel. The company has now shared hands-on images and has confirmed that USB Type-C charging will be supported. The device will be available without a dedicated GPU, too.
iFixit disassembles the Nintendo Switch OLED model to reveal some surprising changes
It turns out that Nintendo has made quite a few changes to the Switch with the new OLED model. A major one relates to the cooling system, which is smaller than the LCD model.
Lenovo Yoga Pro 14s Carbon 2022 teased with a slim design and an ultra-lightweight chassis
Lenovo has started teasing the Yoga Pro 14s Carbon 2022, a 14-inch laptop with a slim design. The company claims that the machine relies on a carbon fibre and aluminium-magnesium alloy chassis, which reduces its weight by 23% relative to the Yoga 14s. As a result, the Yoga Pro 14s Carbon 2022 weighs just over 1 kg. The device may feature AMD Ryzen APUs, too.
Render images show the possible design of Apple's MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with M1X SoCs and mini LED displays
Apple is expected to finally launch new MacBook Pros next year after rumours of the company experiencing months of delays. Now, high quality renders show what the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 could look like, based on recent rumours and leaks. The pair are thought to feature M1X SoCs and mini LED displays running at 120 Hz.
Samsung unveils the Galaxy W22 5G, a luxury foldable with an under-screen camera
Samsung has presented another stylish foldable smartphone that builds on the Galaxy Z Fold3. The Galaxy W22 5G has a largely muted design, offset by its striking golden hinge. The device relies on a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 120 Hz AMOLED display and supports a custom S Pen.
A Pac-Man themed OnePlus Nord 2 may be in the offing, and with a Snapdragon 778G SoC
A new OnePlus smartphone has appeared in OxygenOS, codenamed 'pacman'. Reputedly, a Nord 2 Pac-Man edition, the device will contain a litany of content from the game. The Nord 2 Pac-Man edition may launch with a Snapdragon 778G too, rather than the Dimensity 1200 on which OnePlus bases the Nord 2.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro tipped to receive four OS updates
According to reports, Google is expected to bring four OS updates to the Pixel 6 series, its next flagship smartphones. The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will launch with Android 12, meaning that both should receive up to Android 16, plus another year's worth of security patch updates.
Teclast T50: Budget Android 11 tablet revealed with 4G connectivity and a large 2K display
The Teclast T50 has an 11-inch and 2K display, combined with 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The tablet runs Android 11, supports 4G connectivity and has a 7,500 mAh battery too. The Teclast T50 retails for US$179.99 and will be available through AliExpress.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti and a new RTX 3080 with 12 GB VRAM are all in the pipeline
According to reports, NVIDIA is working towards releasing the GeForce RTX 3050, RTX 3050 Ti and a new RTX 3080. All will feature different GPUs, with only the RTX 3050 relying on the lowly GA107.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 touted as offering NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 performance for a US$329 MSRP
AMD has unveiled the Radeon RX 6600, its answer to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 3060. The RDNA 2-based card arrives with a US$329 MSRP and supposedly delivers 'the ultimate 1080p gaming experience'.
Samsung teases Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event with BTS versions, Galaxy S21 FE and One UI 4.0 on the horizon
Samsung has announced a Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 event, scheduled for October 20. Due a day after Google's Pixel 6 series hardware event, Galaxy Unpacked Part 2 will include at least a BTS version of the Galaxy Z Flip3. Rumour has it that the Galaxy S21 FE will be in attendance, too.
Xiaomi issues MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro after Mi Pilot testing
The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro have received MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition in Europe. Previously, the pair were eligible for the update on Xiaomi's Mi Pilot program. V188.8.131.52.RJDEUXM is rolling out as a Stable Beta update with the September 2021 security patch.
HTC's next VR headset leaks with a US$499 retail price
Evan Blass has leaked HTC's next VR headset, the Vive Flow. Set to be announced tomorrow, the Vive Flow will launch for US$499 and will begin shipping in early November.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS launched with a familiar design and new advanced heart-monitoring features
Mobvoi has launched the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, a revision of last year's TicWatch Pro 3. The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS supports more advanced heart-monitoring features than its predecessor, but there are no display, memory or SoC changes.
Raspberry Pi CM4: A new project has transformed the popular single-board computer into a Nintendo Switch replica
A new project takes the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 and utilises it within a handheld games console. The RetroLite CM4 looks an awful lot like the Nintendo Switch Lite, too.
GPD XP: Android gaming handheld to launch on Indiegogo
GPD has brought its XP handheld gaming device to Indiegogo. Available to back soon, the GPD XP features removable controllers, a large display and runs Android 11. The device has a 7,000 mAh battery and expandable storage, too.
Huawei receives medical device certification for blood pressure and ECG sensors ahead of Watch D release
It has emerged that Huawei has received medical certification in China for ECG and blood pressure sensors intended for smartwatches. The company is expected to bring both to the Watch D, which is due before the end of the year.
Fitbit Luxe: Fitness tracker receives Always-On Display and SpO2 capabilities with its latest software update
Fitbit has added two features to the Luxe, its latest fitness tracker. Arguably, both should have been present at launch, but their inclusion is welcome, nonetheless.
Samsung Odyssey G5 S32AG52 gaming monitor announced with a WQHD, 165 Hz and 32-inch panel
Samsung has launched the S32AG52, a 32-inch gaming monitor that expands its Odyssey G5 series. The S32AG52 features 1 ms GtG response times, a 165 Hz refresh rate and WQHD native resolution, among other things.
Nintendo Switch: 4K and 60 Hz support may come to the OLED Model via a dock firmware update
It turns out that the Nintendo Switch OLED Model comes with a 4K and 60 Hz-capable dock. Available to purchase separately, the new Switch Dock also has an integrated LAN port.
Sony whets appetites with new Xperia product launch date
Sony has confirmed that it will be unveiling a new Xperia product on October 26, or October 25 for those living in the US. Seemingly, the device will launch in multiple markets, although it could be a successor to the Xperia PRO.
Xiaomi boss positions Redmi Note 11 series launch for this month
All signs point to Xiaomi announcing the Redmi Note 11 series soon. Now, even Lu Weibing has started hinting at the release of the series, which should include the likes of the Redmi Note 11 and Redmi Note 11 Pro.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition reaches the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra globally
Xiaomi has brought MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to the Mi 11 Ultra globally. The OS update is available as V184.108.40.206.RKAMIXM, which also includes the September 2021 security patch.
ASUS Turbo GeForce RTX 3070 Ti: A blower fan graphics card that only takes up two slots
ASUS has unveiled the Turbo GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, expanding its Turbo series. The GA104-based card retains the Turbo series' dual-slot design and offers a 30 MHz overclock compared to NVIDIA's reference specifications.
Xiaomi teases Redmi Smart TV X 2022 ahead of October 20 announcement
Xiaomi has started teasing the Redmi Smart TV X 2022 series. The new smart TVs will arrive later this month with slim bezels. The Redmi Smart TV X 2022 series may be Chinese exclusives for the time being, though.
The LG Wing is still on the July 2021 security patch and Android 10 as it nears its first anniversary
The LG Wing has been the epitome of LG's shoddy software support. Two and a half months on from its last update and just days from its first anniversary, the Wing is still without an OS update and adrift on a three-month-old security patch.
The OnePlus 9RT will support 600 Hz touch sampling and 7 GB of virtual RAM
The OnePlus 9RT arrives in China and India later this week with a Snapdragon 888 SoC and up to 12 GB of RAM. OnePlus has confirmed that the device will support 600 Hz touch sampling and up to 7 GB of virtual RAM, too.
The iPhone SE 3 to enter mass production in December with an old design, a new SoC and 5G connectivity
According to a new leak, Apple plans to release a third-generation iPhone SE in spring 2022. Reputedly, the iPhone SE 3 will arrive rocking a well-known design tweaked with a new SoC and 5G connectivity.
Intel Core i7-1270P touches down on Geekbench in a Samsung Galaxy Book laptop as part of an Alder Lake refresh
The Core i7-1270P has emerged on Geekbench, one of Intel's upcoming Alder Lake-P processors. The 12-core and 16-thread processor has been spotted in a Samsung Galaxy Book laptop, although its performance is nothing to write home about yet.
Next-generation AMD and NVIDIA GPUs may adopt a PCIe 5.0 power connector for up to 600 W TDPs
Amphenol has confirmed that a new GPU power connector standard is on its way, replacing conventional 8-pin and 12-pin ones. The 12VHPWR will be capable of delivering up to 600 W to next-generation GPUs too, possibly starting with the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti.
Polar Unite and Vantage V2 smartwatches receive updated features and new styles
Polar has brought the features of the Grit X Pro to its Unite and Vantage V2 smartwatches. This month's updates enable pulse sensor mode, among other new features, that allows you to connect to fitness equipment via Bluetooth. The pair are now available in new styles and colourways, too.
Pixel Watch: Google may still announce its first smartwatch on October 19 but do not expect a release anytime soon
According to reports, Google has delayed the Pixel Watch internally because of chip shortages. Allegedly, the company may still unveil the Pixel Watch next week with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, which should mark the appearance of Wear OS 3, too.
Xiaomi Mi 11 receives MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition globally
Xiaomi has seeded MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to the Mi 11 globally. The update arrives as V220.127.116.11.RKBMIXM for MIUI's global branch and V18.104.22.168.RKBEUXM in Europe. Both updates are rolling out to devices now.
Leaked Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro service manuals emerge with references to a Samsung Exynos 5123 modem
Service manuals for the Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have leaked, as has a Pixel 6 assembly video. The manuals cover all aspects of repairing the Pixel 6 series and what components Google has used, including the Pixel 6's battery capacity.
LG Cinebeam PF610P: A portable projector that peaks at 1,000 ANSI Lumens and 120-inches
LG has unveiled the Cinebeam PF610P, a portable projector that is available for under €850. The 1080p projector can create up to a 120-inch image at 1,000 ANSI Lumens and a 150,000:1 contrast ratio.
Google Pixel 6 Pro: Leaked assembly video confirms impressive battery capacity, copper cooling and non-uniform display bezels
A Pixel 6 Pro assembly video has leaked, confirming several aspects about the device in the process. The video also contains a hands-on photo of the Pixel 6 Pro's front, nearly two weeks before Google unveils the device.
BenQ EW2880U: 28-inch and 4K monitor announced with 60 W USB Type-C connectivity
BenQ has introduced the EW2880U, a 28-inch IPS monitor with a 4K native resolution. Billed as an entertainment monitor, the BenQ EW2880U supports numerous features, including USB Type-C connectivity.
OnePlus 9RT specifications leak as Indian launch also confirmed
The OnePlus 9RT has leaked again, with most specifications now confirmed. The 120 Hz device will feature a Snapdragon 888 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage, along with dual batteries. OnePlus will sell the OnePlus 9RT in at least China and India, too.
Sky Glass TVs presented with QLED 4K resolutions, integrated soundbars and support for a Microsoft Kinect-style accessory
Sky has released a trio of QLED TVs, all Smart TVs. The Sky Glass series is available in three sizes from 43 to 65-inches. All models feature integrated soundbars and will eventually support Microsoft Kinect-style accessories.
OnePlus Buds Z2: New ANC earbuds leak again as company sets twin launch date
OnePlus has confirmed the launch date of the Buds Z2 and OnePlus 9RT. While the company has started teasing its pair of ANC earbuds, Evan Blass has already published a hands-on photo of a pair.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 11 Pro tipped to launch with Xiaomi's 120 W HyperCharge technology
Digital Chat Station has delivered more information about the Redmi Note 11 series. Reputedly, Xiaomi is looking to bring its HyperCharge technology to the likes of the Redmi Note 11 Pro, which the 11T Pro already supports. The Redmi Note 11 Pro may have decent battery life too with a 5,100 mAh capacity and a frugal Snapdragon 778 SoC.
Xiaomi Redmi K50 Pro Plus is expected to arrive with a massive 5,000 mAh battery and a periscope camera
According to reports, Xiaomi is looking to pack plenty of impressive hardware within the Redmi K50 Pro Plus. Supposedly, the handset will feature the Snapdragon 898, a 108 MP camera, 120 W charging and a 5,000 mAh battery. Even a periscope camera and an in-display fingerprint scanner could be headed the way of the Redmi K40 Pro Plus successor.
Xiaomi Watch Color 2 is now purchasable globally for US$178.99
The Xiaomi Watch Color is now available to order worldwide. The smartwatch has a 1.43-inch and AMOLED display, a 24/7 heart rate monitor and a large battery. Dual-frequency GNSS is onboard too, as are over 100 sport and exercise modes.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 specifications and high pricing leaked by UK retailer ahead of October 13 announcement
A UK retailer has leaked the price of AMD's upcoming Radeon RX 6600 graphics card. Sapphire expects to sell the Navi 23-based card for over £435, equivalent to US$475 without sales taxes. VideoCardz has leaked several other custom cards too, including an ITX model.
Fire TV Stick 4K Max: Amazon's most powerful 4K streaming stick is now orderable
Amazon has started selling the Fire TV Stick 4K Max, its most powerful streaming stick to date. The Fire TV Stick 4K Max retails for US$54.99, supports Wi-Fi 6 connectivity and includes an Alexa Voice Remote in the box. The streaming stick is available to order in the Eurozone and UK, too.
Mobvoi begins teasing its next TicWatch Pro smartwatch ahead of October 13 launch
Mobvoi has started teasing the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS, its next TicWatch Pro smartwatch. The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra GPS will offer incremental improvements over the TicWatch Pro 3, including improved heart monitoring features. Expect broadly the same design and chipset, though.
M1X MacBook Pro prototype leaks from Apple Park with 512 GB of storage and 16 GB of RAM
A leak has showcased one of Apple's upcoming M1X MacBook Pros. Supposedly, the prototype has 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage; 32 GB of RAM variants will also be available.
OnePlus 9RT leak confirms design, camera upgrade and possible launch date
Evan Blass has leaked the OnePlus 9RT, the successor to the six-month-old OnePlus 9R. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has hinted at the device's release, too.
Amazfit GTR 3, GTR 3 Pro and GTS 3 leak in marketing renders and hands-on photos
The Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 have leaked again, confirming their designs and numerous specifications. The pair will be joined next week by the GTR 3 Pro, which has leaked twice in as many days.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 Ti rumours emerge with a monster 450 W TDP and 21 Gbps VRAM
According to reports, NVIDIA is planning to bring the RTX 3090 Ti to market soon. Reportedly, the card will arrive with a GA102-250 GPU, 21 Gbps VRAM and a 450 W TDP. The RTX 3090 Ti may sport a new 16-pin power connector, too.
Intel finally releases Alder Lake pictures as Core i7-12700K hits PugetBench and CPU-Z benchmarks
Intel has unveiled what Alder Lake-S processors look like, just a few weeks away from their expected release. The Core i7-12700K has leaked again, this time on PugetBench and in a CPU-Z listing.
Steam Deck teardown reveals the modularity of Valve's handheld console
Valve has disassembled the Steam Deck in a teardown video. However, the company hopes that the video will serve as a deterrent, rather than as a teardown guide. Nonetheless, replacing the machine's M.2 2230 looks relatively simple.
Google Pixel Stand leak confirms revised design, new UI, the hint of active cooling and wireless charging support for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Google's new Pixel Stand has leaked, confirming several aspects about the upcoming wireless charger. Both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will support wireless charging too, possibly at up to 23 W.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leaked marketing assets confirm dual biometric authentication and first-party cases
Evan Blass has published a trove of Pixel 6 series marketing assets ahead of Google's October 19 hardware event. The images confirm several aspects of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, including their support for dual biometric authentication.
German retailer outs Google Pixel 6 pricing, facial recognition, pre-order offer and launch date
A German retailer has revealed numerous details about the Google Pixel 6 ahead of its October 19 release. Not only has the retailer confirmed how much the handset will cost in the Eurozone, but also its launch date. Google will offer an enticing pre-order bonus for those who purchase the Pixel 6 between October 19 and October 27, too.
Mibro Lite: Affordable smartwatch from Xiaomi's ecosystem launches with 2.5D glass and slim bezels
The Mibro Lite costs less than US$60, but it still manages to look rather modern with its slim display bezels. The smartwatch also has an AMOLED display, a 230 mAh battery and is IP68 certified.
Corsair Xeneon 32QHD165: A 32-inch and 165 Hz gaming monitor with some innovative features
Corsair has introduced its first gaming monitor, the Xeneon 32QHD165. The 32-inch gaming monitor supports Quantum Dot technology, a 165 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms response times and VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, among other things. The monitor will ship later this month in most markets.
Future Apple iPad Pros to feature LTPO OLED displays
Apple brought mini LED displays to the iPad Pro 12.9 a few months ago, with the iPad Pro 11 remaining on an IPS panel. However, a new report claims that Apple is already working on LTPO OLED displays for future iPad Pro models, shifting away from IPS panels completely. Supposedly, these LTPO OLED displays will be particularly bright, not just colour accurate.
Amazfit GTR 3 Pro: Leak details colours, features and price of upcoming smartwatch
A leaker has revealed plenty of details about the GTR 3 Pro, one of two smartwatches that Amazfit will release next week. The GTR 3 Pro will cost US$235, making it considerably more expensive than its predecessor.
Pixel Watch and Pixel Tab tipped to arrive on October 19 alongside the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Fold
According to reports, Google is planning on announcing more than just the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later this month. Supposedly, the company has earmarked October 19 as the date when it will lift the lid on the Pixel Fold, Pixel Tab and Pixel Watch too, along with new Nest Speakers.
Nokia T20 tablet launched with a 2K display for US$249.99
The Nokia T20 is a budget Android tablet with a 2K display. The tablet also has expandable storage, an LTE option and ships with Android 11. The Nokia T20 will receive two OS updates and three years worth of security patch updates, too.
The XGIMI Halo+ is a compact projector with Android TV 10 built-in
The XGIMI Halo+ is a minor update on last year's Halo. The 1080p projector maxes out at 900 ANSI Lumens, supports automatic keystone correction and runs Android TV 10 out of the box. The XGIMI Halo+ retails for £739 in the UK and US$849 in the US.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra leaks again as rumoured launch date mooted
The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra has leaked again, courtesy of the Mobvoi app. A release date for the next TicWatch Pro smartwatch has emerged, too.
Xiaomi tipped to release a Mix Fold refresh with three notable changes
According to reports, Xiaomi is working towards releasing a revised Mi Mix Fold. The refreshed Mix Fold is expected to contain a few improvements compared to the original model, albeit not enough for it to be considered a next-generation Xiaomi foldable smartphone.
One UI 4.0 Beta 2 rolls out to the Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and Galaxy S21 Ultra with Material You theming options
Samsung has started distributing One UI 4.0 Beta 2 to the Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21 Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra. The new beta build is available in several countries, including India and the US. One UI 4.0 Beta 2 adds Google's Material You theming options, among other changes from the first beta.
Razer Blade 15 Advanced refreshed as Razer Book 13 receives a US$200 price cut
Razer has refreshed the Blade 15 Advanced with more configurations. The company has cut the price of the Razer Book 13 by US$200 too, bringing the machine down to US$999.99 for the cheapest model. All new configurations ship with Windows 11, but Windows 10 also remains an option.
Google announces Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launch date following two months of teasers
Google has finally set a date for the arrival of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The pair will arrive later this month and will also mark the debut of the Google Tensor SoC.
The RedMagic 6S Pro is the new performance champion in AnTuTu for just €599
AnTuTu has updated its leaderboards for September, atop of which now sits the RedMagic 6S Pro. The €599 smartphone outperforms expensive handsets like the iQOO 8 Pro, Vivo X70 Pro+ and the Xiaomi Mix 4, which all feature the Snapdragon 888 Plus too.
Redmi K50 slated for a December 2021 release with a Snapdragon 888 and a 64 MP main camera
According to reports, Xiaomi is planning on releasing the Redmi K50 in roughly two months. Supposedly, the device will arrive with a Snapdragon 888 and a 64 MP primary camera, albeit one shared with many other smartphones that Xiaomi already sells.
OnePlus opens OxygenOS 12 Open Beta for the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus has published its first Open Beta for OxygenOS 12. So far, only the OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro are eligible for the OS update, but over a dozen OnePlus smartphones will receive Android 12 eventually. The OnePlus Nord-N series and the OnePlus 6 series will remain on Android 11, though.
Leaked Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro advert emerges with purported release date
A supposed Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro advert has started circulating online. Not only does the advert list the pair's release date but also points to Google unveiling them at a live-streamed event. There are several inconsistencies with the image, though.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 falls short of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 in leaked gaming benchmarks
The launch of AMD's cheapest Radeon RX 6000 graphics card is imminent, with the card expected to arrive on October 13. Now, the final specifications and official gaming benchmarks have leaked online, pitting the card against the Radeon RX 6600 XT, GeForce RTX 2060 and GeForce RTX 3060.
Google releases October 2021 update to eligible Pixel smartphones
Google has announced the October 2021 update for supported Pixel smartphones. The new update is rolling out for the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series, including 'a' models.
Mi 11, Mi 11 Ultra and Mi 11i start receiving Android 12 Stable update
Xiaomi has started rolling out Android 12 to the Mi 11, Mi 11i and the Mi 11 Ultra. Currently, Google's new OS is available for Mi Pilot testers on MIUI's global branch. Xiaomi considers the updates Stable Beta builds.
Google releases Android 12 to AOSP; Pixel smartphones to receive new OS 'in the next few weeks'
Android 12 has arrived, but not for Pixel smartphones. Instead, Google has only pushed its new OS to AOSP. Android 12 will arrive on existing Pixel devices later this month, potentially around the time that Google launches the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.
Latest Apple iPhone SE 3 concept renders show a compact smartphone in the style of the iPhone 4
Apple is expected to unveil the third-generation iPhone SE next year, two years after the current model's release. Ahead of that, ConceptsiPhone has shown what the iPhone SE 3 could look like if Apple gives it a modern design, however unlikely that may be.
The Google Pixel Fold may share the same 120 Hz OLED display as the Galaxy Z Fold3 but with a 'multi-axis hinge mechanism'
Google has patented a foldable smartphone with a 'multi-axis hinge mechanism'. The proposed design resembles one pioneered by Samsung with its Galaxy Z Fold series, fuelling speculation that Google is preparing to release its first foldable smartphone.
TicWatch Pro X: Mobvoi unveils a new flagship smartwatch that resembles the upcoming TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra
The new TicWatch Pro X combines AMOLED and FSTN LCD screens, helping it to deliver up to 45 days of battery life. Ostensibly, the TicWatch Pro X is very similar to the TicWatch Pro 3, or the upcoming TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra.
Google Pixel 6 Pro leak confirms screen curvature style, video quality and showcases camera samples
A new leak has delivered the first definitive camera samples of the Pixel 6 Pro, Google's next flagship smartphone. The leak also covers video quality and highlights the curvature of the device's high-resolution display.
ASUS and Noctua announce two of the quietest air-cooled graphics card in their class
ASUS and Noctua have finally revealed their collaborative graphics cards, both based on the GeForce RTX 3070. Supposedly, the pair are the quietest air-cooled graphics card in their class and should not exceed 35 dB(A) under load.
Apple Watch Series 7 pre-orders to open this week in over 60 countries as hands-on images leak
Apple has confirmed when the Watch Series 7 will be available to pre-order and in which countries. The Watch Series 7 will start shipping a week after Apple opens its pre-order window. Someone has already published hands-on photos of their Watch Series 7, though.
Amazon leaks European and UK prices for Intel Alder Lake-S product stack, including the Core i9-12900K
Intel has not started selling the Alder Lake-S series yet, but Amazon has revealed prices for all SKUs in multiple countries. The listings confirm a previous leak concerning retail packaging, too.
Leaked Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, TicWatch GTH+ and TicWatch GTH Pro details point to innovative health features
A leak has revealed some of the features that Mobvoi will integrate in its future smartwatches. Reputedly, the TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra, TicWatch GTH+ and TicWatch GTH Pro will support advanced heart tracking features.
Sony Xperia 5 III launches in the UK exclusive to mobile networks with WH-H910N headphones as a pre-order bonus
The Sony Xperia 5 III is now available in the UK and with WH-H910N headphones as a pre-order bonus. Unfortunately, the smartphone is only available through EE, O2 and Vodafone with expensive contracts.
iFixit explains why the iPad mini 6 suffers from jelly scrolling
iFixit has disassembled the iPad mini 6 and has explained why some people perceive the jelly scrolling effect when using the tablet. Unsurprisingly, Apple's latest tablet is difficult to repair, as is the case with current and past iPads.
Sony sues Huawei and EUIPO for copyright infringement over Watch GT smartwatch brand
Sony has renewed its objections to Huawei selling 'GT' branded smartwatches. While Huawei has released the Watch GT and GT 2 series so far, Sony has taken the Chinese company and EUIPO to the European General Court to prevent the release of the Watch GT 3 or any future models bearing the GT name.
POCO India releases the POCO C31, a POCO C3 with a fingerprint scanner running Android 10
POCO India has unveiled the POCO C31, another budget smartphone for the brand. The POCO C31 and POCO C3 are practically identical devices though, save for a fingerprint scanner. The POCO C31 will be orderable in India from October 2.
Konami falls at the first hurdle with eFootball 2022 release
Konami released eFootball 2022 yesterday, its replacement for the Pro Evolution Soccer franchise. The company has already apologised for the state in which the game shipped though, with the volume of bugs present overshadowing any changes that Konami has made. eFootball 2022 will receive an update later this month across all platforms.
Xiaomi re-releases the Redmi Note 9 Pro and Redmi Note 9S as the Redmi Note 10 Lite
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 10 Lite, a device with which many people will already be familiar. The Redmi Note 10 Lite is nothing more than the Redmi Note 9S, or the Redmi Note 9 Pro in India. The Redmi Note 10 Lite will be available from October 2, starting at INR 13,999 (~US$190).
Apple MacBook Air and MacBook Pro models to receive a performance boost in macOS 12 Monterey
Reputedly, Apple is developing a High Power Mode for MacBook hardware. The mode will be introduced with a future macOS 12 Monterey update and should benefit all MacBooks, including the long-awaited 14-inch and 16-inch M1X-based models.
Intel Alder Lake-S packaging leaks, but Core i9-12900K samples are already selling in China
VideoCardz has leaked retail packaging for several Intel Alder Lake-S processors. Intel Core i9-12900K samples are available to purchase online though, albeit for upwards of US$700.
Google Pixel 6 Pro nears the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888 in new Geekbench results
The Google Pixel 6 Pro has appeared again on Geekbench as it edges ever nearer to its expected release. Its Google Tensor SoC has performed much better than its last outing, with a single-core score not far behind the Exynos 2100 and Snapdragon 888.
Lenovo announces the first gaming PC with Intel Alder Lake processors, DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 support
The launch of Intel Alder Lake is imminent, according to Lenovo. The company's first Alder Lake-based gaming PC will be orderable from next month with DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 support. The Legion 9000K will start shipping in early November.
New leak confirms Xe GT3 iGPU for some Alder Lake Mobile processors
According to a new leak, Iris Pro iGPUs could return this year in Alder Lake Mobile processors. Intel's new GT3 iGPUs will probably only arrive in a few laptop processors, though.
Fairphone 4: Sustainable smartphone launches with decent hardware and a 5-year warranty
Fairphone has launched its next-generation smartphone, which contains numerous upgrades compared to previous models. The Fairphone 4 remains as repairable as its predecessors and comes with 5 years of warranty, too.
Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra leaks with a Snapdragon Wear 4100, a compass and over 20 workout modes
Mobvoi's next smartwatch has leaked once more, confirming most of its specifications. The TicWatch Pro 3 Ultra will run on the same SoC as its predecessor, but with a built-in compass and more workout modes, among other changes.
Images reveal the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 with brown Noctua fans
ASUS has shared the first images of a new graphics card produced in partnership with Noctua. The RTX 3070 Noctua should not only run quietly but also coolly thanks to a huge heatsink. The card's design may take gamers some getting used to, mind you.
Just Messages and Google Maps to go: YouTube Music arrives on Wear OS 2 smartwatches
YouTube Music is no longer exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. Google has only released the app to Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ smartwatches, but it can also be sideloaded to older smartwatches running Wear OS 2.
Mobvoi removes Snapdragon Wear 4100+ references from TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 marketing
Mobvoi has changed its tune about the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 again, confirming that the company never sold either smartwatch with the Snapdragon Wear 4100+. The company is yet to explain why it thought it could get away with claiming that it was shipping the pair with a more capable SoC.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to launch from €649 and US$749 next month
Leaks have revealed the alleged prices of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in Europe and the US. Both devices are more expensive than their immediate predecessors, albeit while undercutting the competition in the case of the Pixel 6.
New Xiaomi TV Stick leaks with a voice remote, 4K output and Dolby Atmos support
Xiaomi is preparing to release another TV Stick. The new model is more powerful, comes with several accessories and can output in 4K at 60 FPS. The Xiaomi TV Stick supports Dolby Atmos, Dolby Vision and DTS HD, too.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE reportedly cancelled because of two external factors
According to reports, the Galaxy Z Flip 3 has been selling so well that it may have brought about the Galaxy S21 FE's demise. A shortage of Snapdragon 888 chipsets has allegedly forced Samsung to reassess its flagship offerings going forward.
Second MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition rollout commences, starting with the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 10 5G
Xiaomi has released MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to the Redmi Note 9 Pro 5G and Redmi Note 10 5G on the update's second batch. While it is only reaching Chinese devices currently, the release of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition to these pair should mean that the Mi 10T Lite, Mi 10i, Redmi Note 10T 5G and POCO M3 Pro 5G eventually receive the tweaked OS too, though.
Samsung may have two Galaxy S22 Ultra designs in development with subtly different looks
According to reports, Samsung is developing two Galaxy S22 Ultra designs. Apparently, one has a uniform body frame and may even have a more straightforward camera design.
New Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro release date posed by Google Camera app update
According to a report, Google may be planning to release the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro later than people had been expecting. Both devices should arrive simultaneously, but it is seemingly over a week after a launch date posed by Jon Prosser.
Leaked DJI Osmo Action 2 manual confirms the design and numerous specifications of GoPro Hero 10 Black competitor
Not only is DJI planning to release new drones soon, but it is also planning to release a new action camera. Called the Osmo Action 2, the camera looks more like a GoPro Hero Session than the original Osmo Action.
Next-generation Apple MacBook Pros will have taller displays than current models, but not quite 3:2
According to reports, Apple is preparing to release taller MacBook Pros this year with the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. While the laptops will not adopt the 3:2 aspect ratio, they will be noticeably taller than the current MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro 16 and MacBook Air.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will be smaller than this year's models and with minor design tweaks
The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus will look nothing like the Galaxy S22 Ultra, renders of which have already leaked. The pair will be smaller than their Galaxy S21 series counterparts too, albeit with some subtle changes.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra renders receive a thumbs down from fans, despite leaning heavily on Galaxy Note looks
The first Galaxy S22 Ultra leaks have arrived courtesy of respected leaker OnLeaks, and it looks like a Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 Ultra even has a built-in S Pen, but the huge downward point thumb has caught people's attention for the wrong reasons.
Xiaomi 11T Pro launches for £499 with introductory savings
The Xiaomi 11T Pro is now purchasable and for as low as £499. Xiaomi's offer will only be available for a short time, but it has lasted longer than this week's equivalent for the Pad 5. The smartphone supports 120 W charging, has a 5,000 mAh battery, a 120 Hz display and a Snapdragon 888 chipset.
First signs of a Google Pixel 7 appear in the Google Camera app
Next year's Google Pixel smartphone has already turned up in the Google Camera app. Reputedly, the next-generation model uses another in-house SoC and the same camera features as the Pixel 6 series. Google has only added one device under its 2022 class of Pixel smartphones though, leading to speculation that a solitary Pixel 7 will launch next year.
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have different front-facing cameras as new camera features emerge
According to a report, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have different front-facing cameras. The pair share two rear-facing cameras though, and should support the same camera options. For some reason, Google will restrict shooting videos in 4K and 60 FPS to only the pair's 50 MP ISOCELL GN1 camera.
The Vaonis Hyperia telescope has a 61 MP full-frame sensor that delivers impressive space photos
Vaonis has announced the Hyperia, a telescope that it claims is one of the most powerful of its kind on the market. The Vaonis Hyperia is over two metres tall, weighs 75 kg and can shoot in up to 61 MP.
Latest DJI Mavic 3 and Mavic 3 Pro leak reveals more specifications, SKUs, a release date and a hands-on image
A leaked Mavic 3 series user manual has revealed plenty of details about DJI's next drones. Not only does it lay out almost all the specifications of the Mavic 3, but it also describes the differences between the SKUs that DJI will offer. A release date has emerged too, as has a hands-on image.
Nintendo returns to the N64 and SEGA Mega Drive for its Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack
Nintendo has expanded its Nintendo Switch Online offering with N64 and SEGA Mega Drive games, or SEGA Genesis games as they are known in North America. Nintendo has recreated classic controllers for both systems that run to US$49.99 each. N64 and Mega Drive games will only be playable once you pay for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, a second monthly subscription for Nintendo's online platform.
GoPro Hero 10 Black: Company comments on overheating and automatic shutdown problems plaguing its latest action camera
According to GoPro, the Hero 10 Black is unable to record videos at high resolutions and framerates for extended periods. The company claims that these resolutions, framerates and video lengths are way beyond what most people use their GoPro for. The reality is that the GoPro Hero 10 Black cannot record at 2.7K and 60 FPS for more than 20 minutes in a room without overheating and shutting down.
Samsung releases another new variant in the Galaxy Watch 4 series
Samsung has released another edition in the Galaxy Watch 4 series, having already unveiled a Golf Edition in South Korea. The new model comes with a 'premium rhodium-plated finish', two straps and will cost an eye-watering £729 or US$799.
Surface Laptop Studio hands-on pictures pit Microsoft's latest laptop against the Surface Book 3
The Surface Laptop Studio looks portly, with its recessed underside protruding from what would have been a thin 14.4-inch laptop. However, hands-on pictures have set the record straight by confirming that the Surface Laptop Studio is no thicker or taller than the Surface Book 3.
EU wants to obligate electronics manufacturers to use USB Type-C in smaller devices, including Apple
The European Union has been working for years to create a single standard port for all small electronic devices. Now, the European Commission has proposed the Radio Equipment Directive, which would force all companies to include USB Type-C ports in smartphones, tablets, headphones, portable speakers, digital cameras and handheld games consoles. All devices must support at least 25 W charging too, but with no charger in the box.
Xiaomi Pad 5 sells out almost instantly across Europe
Xiaomi started selling the Pad 5 today, with the tablet available for €299.90 in the Eurozone and £299 in the UK. However, it seemed that Xiaomi only had a few units to hand, as it ran out of stock within minutes of sales going live.
Microsoft Surface Go 3: Entry-level model may cost US$399.99, but the only Core i3 configuration costs almost US$800 with a Type Cover and Surface Pen factored in
Microsoft has refreshed the Surface Go with a third-generation model. The Surface Go 3 is a Surface Go 2 in all but name though, unless you purchase the US$679.99 version with a Core i3-10100Y processor. The price quickly rises to nearly US$800 with a Type Cover and Surface Pen, however.
Xiaomi announces the launch date of its next POCO C series smartphone
Xiaomi is preparing to release another POCO C series smartphone, the successor to last year's POCO C3. The presumed POCO C4 will arrive on September 30, probably for close to the POCO C3's INR 8,999 (~US$125) launch price.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra to borrow two major design elements from the Galaxy Note series
The Galaxy S21 Ultra already supports an S Pen, one of the main features that separated the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note lines. According to reports, Samsung is seeking to take S Pen support further with the Galaxy S22 Ultra, while borrowing design cues from the Galaxy Note series, too.
Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 smartwatches leak in hands-on photos
Anatel and the FCC have revealed that Amazfit is preparing to release next-generation smartwatches. If last year's release schedule is anything to go by, it should not be too long before Amazfit announces the GTR 3 and GTS 3.
Microsoft Surface Pro 8 revealed with a new design, a 120 Hz display and Thunderbolt 4 support
Microsoft has unveiled the Surface Pro 8, a much thinner and higher specification model than the Surface Pro 7. The Surface Pro 8 has a 13-inch display, a 120 Hz display, Thunderbolt 4 support and Tiger Lake processors.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 revealed with plenty of changes from the original model
The rumours were true, Microsoft has overhauled the Surface Duo with numerous changes for the second-generation model. The Snapdragon 888-backed device is about as expensive as a Galaxy Z Fold3, though.
Surface Laptop Studio: A 120 Hz and Tiger Lake-H35 leap from the Surface Book series, but only North America will receive it before 'early 2022'
The Surface Laptop Studio is Microsoft's most exciting device in years, with a radically different design and a 120 Hz display. The 14.4-inch machine includes Tiger Lake-H35 processors too, but most people must wait until 'early 2022' before they can order it.
Latest AMD Radeon RX 6600 leak points to an October 13 launch with 28 CUs and 8 GB GDDR6 VRAM
According to a leak from a reliable source, AMD plans to release its next RDNA 2-based graphics card in a few weeks. The Radeon RX 6600 will be the cheapest offering in AMD's current product stack, but with only slightly worse specifications than the Radeon RX 6600 XT.
The Proscenic A9 is a smart air purifier with Amazon Alexa and Google Home integrations
Proscenic already sells several smart home appliances, of which the A9 air purifier is the latest. The Proscenic A9 packs plenty of functionality, including Amazon Alexa and Google Home integrations. Sadly, it suffers from some drawbacks, such as its US$219 retail price.
Proscenic S1: An affordable handheld vacuum from the makers of smart home devices
Proscenic may sell many smart home devices, but it also has a range of cordless vacuums. The S1 is the company's smallest to date, but it is not quite as versatile as Proscenic claims.
Evidence points to Mobvoi lying about upgrading the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 to the Snapdragon Wear 4100+
Mobvoi is now advertising the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 as featuring the Snapdragon Wear 4100+, an SoC also found in the Fossil Gen 6. All evidence points to Mobvoi pulling the wool over people's eyes, unfortunately.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER GPU rears its head in HP Envy 34 AiO PC listing
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 SUPER has appeared in a listing for HP's latest AiO PC. NVIDIA is expected to reveal the RTX 30 SUPER series in early 2022, but HP's references to an RTX 3080 SUPER are likely just an error.
The Nokia McLaren has turned up on eBay for US$899
The Nokia McLaren may have never launched, but someone is selling a prototype on eBay for US$899. The working prototype is fully functional and is an example of Nokia's revolutionary 3D touch hover system, which no smartphone has ever replicated.
Fengmi R1: New ultra-short throw projector from the Xiaomi ecosystem released
The Fengmi R1 is a new projector from Xiaomi's ecosystem. The 1080p projector supports Dolby Audio, has a 3,000:1 contrast ratio and a peak brightness of 1,600 ANSI lumens.
Huawei tipped to release three new smartwatches before the end of the year, including one that can monitor your blood pressure
According to two leakers, Huawei will launch several new smartwatches in Q4 2021. Reputedly, the company is readying the Watch D, Watch GT 3 and Watch FIT 2. While the latter two are successors to current smartwatches, the Watch D will be Huawei's first that can monitor blood pressure levels.
Chuwi HiPad Air: Budget tablet revealed with a large display and plenty of storage
The Chuwi HiPad Air may only cost US$199, but it should still be a capable Android tablet. The tablet ships with Android 11, has a 10.3-inch display and supports a Bluetooth keyboard.
Microsoft appears to drop the display element of its Windows 11 requirements with new PC Health Check app
Microsoft has re-released the PC Health Check app, allowing people to check if their machines meet Windows 11 requirements. It appears as though Microsoft has dropped the requirement to have a 9-inch or larger display though, opening the OS to smaller devices like the ONEXPLAYER and AYA NEO.
HP Envy 34 inch All-in-One Desktop PC presented with an Intel Core i9 desktop processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU
HP has revealed a new All-in-One Desktop PC, the HP Envy 34. Not only does the machine feature a 21:9 and 2,160p display, but it also has an Intel Core i9 desktop processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 GPU. The Envy 34 inch All-in-One Desktop PC starts from US$1,999.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, S7+ and S7 FE receive One UI 3.1.1 with multitasking upgrades
Samsung has started rolling out One UI 3.1.1 to the Galaxy Tab S7 series. The OS update has already reached the Tab S7, Tab S7+ and Tab S7 FE in Europe, albeit as a 1.3 GB download.
GPD teases the Pocket 3 with a modular design
GPD has started teasing its next compact laptop, the Pocket 3. The machine features some strange design decisions, including a trackpad that cuts into the keyboard area. The Pocket 3 will have a modular design, however.
Mobvoi claims to be shipping the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 with a more capable Snapdragon Wear chipset
Mobvoi may have silently upgraded the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 to a different Snapdragon Wear chipset. There is no official confirmation from Mobvoi, but all its marketing materials reflect the change.
Google Pixel 6 series confirmed to support Wi-Fi 6E in FCC documents; UWB only for the Pixel 6 Pro
The FCC has published its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro listings, which spans six devices. All models support Wi-Fi 6E connectivity, a jump from the Wi-Fi 5 coverage that the Pixel 5 and Pixel 5a offer. A UWB chip will not be available across all models though, and could be confined to just the Pixel 6 Pro.
YouTuber leaks Mobvoi's next TicWatch Pro smartwatch
An Italian YouTuber has revealed Mobvoi's next TicWatch Pro smartwatch. The device contains a few changes from last year's TicWatch Pro 3, including a refined design and an improved SoC.
Apple provides a clue about the launch of next-generation MacBook Pros
Apple is yet to set a date for its next Mac event, having recently wrapped up its iPhone, iPad and Watch event. However, the company may have now provided a hint for when it will launch its next-generation MacBook Pros, which are expected to arrive in 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes with mini LED displays and Apple M1X SoCs.
Huawei brings numerous new features to the Watch GT 2 and Watch FIT in fresh software updates
Huawei has started distributing some hefty updates for the Watch GT 2 and Watch FIT this month. The September 2021 updates also bring several security-related improvements to both smartwatches.
Microsoft Office 2021 will launch alongside Windows 11, and without a subscription
Microsoft has announced that Office 2021 will be released at the same time as Windows 11, and not just for its latest operating system. Office 2021 will be available without needing to pay a monthly subscription, too.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 graphics card prices are on the rise again in September
The prices of current AMD and NVIDIA desktop graphics cards are continuing to move away from MSRP, having bottomed out in July. Both the RX 6000 and RTX 30 series are now selling for around 1.7x MSRP, with second-hand prices remaining at inflated levels, too.
New Lenovo tablet leaks with a 12.6-inch and 120 Hz OLED display
Rumour has it that Lenovo is preparing to release another tablet, and one with a flagship Qualcomm SoC. The tablet is expected to also feature a 12.6-inch OLED display that can run at up to 120 Hz. Active pen support should be built-in, too.
OnePlus scales back flagship smartphone production as it announces the end of OxygenOS
OnePlus has announced that its plans to scrap OxygenOS, the OS it has used since 2015. A 'Unified and Upgraded Global Operating System' will arrive in its place, which also replaces Oppo's ColorOS. There will be no OnePlus 9T or OnePlus 9T Pro this year, either.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 discovered at the FCC with 5G, NFC, UWB and wireless charging capabilities
The launch of Microsoft's next foldable smartphone is just days away. In the meantime, Microsoft has certified the device with the FCC and has confirmed a few specifications in the process.
Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro billboards reveal display differences between Google's upcoming flagship smartphones
Billboards in NYC have confirmed some of the display differences between the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. While both devices are expected to rely on OLED displays, they will look completely different. Neither will have the Pixel 5's uniform display bezels, either.
Surface Pro 8 leaked specifications include a 120 Hz display, Thunderbolt 4 ports and a US$799 starting price
According to a leak, Microsoft has settled on a US$799 starting price for the Surface Pro 8. Supposedly, a Chinese retailer has leaked numerous Surface Pro 8 details too, including a 13-inch display, a 120 Hz refresh rate and the presence of Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Google Pixel 6 Pro: 33 W wired charging confirmed, but there will be no charger in the box
A new certification has revealed the wired charging wattage of the Pixel 6 Pro. There will be no power adaptor in the box this year, but the Pixel 6 Pro should recharge significantly faster than its predecessors do.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition arrives on the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro globally
The Mi 10T and the Mi 10T Pro are the latest devices to receive MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition. Xiaomi's OS update has reached the pair on MIUI's global branch as V22.214.171.124.RJDMIXM.
Samsung Galaxy Note 22 Ultra seen in development with a typical Galaxy Note design
According to a report, Samsung is developing a Galaxy Note 22 Ultra, the successor to last year's Note 20 Ultra. Allegedly, people have seen prototype components that sport a typically Galaxy Note design.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 cards start shipping with GA104 GPUs
NVIDIA has repurposed its GA104 GPUs for the GeForce RTX 3060, a card that it launched on the GA106. These graphics cards will have nearly half their GPUs disabled to meet the RTX 3060's specifications.
MSI Creator Z16 limited edition model unveiled with a 165 Hz and mini LED display
MSI has unveiled a limited version of the Creator Z16 in collaboration with Hiroshi Fujiwara. The Creator Z16 Hiroshi Fujiwara Limited Edition features an AUO AmLED display that delivers mini LED backlights, a peak 1,000 nit brightness and a 165 Hz refresh rate.
ASUS Tinker Board 2S is finally orderable in a Raspberry Pi form factor
A new alternative to the Raspberry Pi has finally arrived in the shape of the Tinker Board 2S. The single-board computer is available with up to 4 GB of LPDDR4 RAM, has an M.2 2230 slot and a full-sized HDMI 2.0 port, among other connections.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.194 blocks Virtual Machines that lack TPM 2.0
Microsoft has pushed a new change to Windows 11 with Insider Preview Build 22000.194, available to machines on the Beta channel. The change requires that all Virtual Machines require TPM 2.0 to function at all, bringing them in line with physical Windows 11 installations.
Samsung prepares to release another foldable smartphone in the style of the Galaxy Z Fold3
A first official marketing asset of a new Samsung foldable smartphone has leaked. The Samsung W22 5G will only be sold in China, as the W21 5G was when it arrived last year. Expect a more luxurious design but with the same hardware as the Galaxy Z Fold3.
Samsung Display starts mass-producing 90 Hz and 4K OLED displays for laptops
Samsung Display has announced that it has started mass producing new OLED displays intended for laptops. ASUS will have first dibs on the 90 Hz and 4K panels, which have made their way into current Zenbook and Vivobook Pro machines.
Samsung Galaxy Tab A8 2021 leaks with a simplistic and outdated design
According to reports, Samsung is planning on bringing another budget tablet to market in the form of the Galaxy Tab A8 2021. Supposedly the successor to the Galaxy Tab A7, the Galaxy Tab A8 2021 will have a 10.4-inch display surrounded by thick bezels. The 6.9 mm tablet will have an 8 MP primary camera, too.
The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 receive a new feature with their latest software updates
The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 have gained a new feature, albeit only for Fitbit Premium members. Both smartwatches can now track your noise levels as you sleep, and how loudly you are snoring, too.
Sir Clive Sinclair, the father of modern computing and gaming, passes away aged 81
Sir Clive Sinclair has passed away aged 81. Often cited as one of the founders of modern computing and gaming, Sinclair invented the ZX series of computers, including the infamous ZX Spectrum. Sinclair invented the Sinclair C5 too, a precursor to the rise in eScooters and eBikes.
Google Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Fold tipped to launch together with Samsung LTPO OLED panels
The Pixel 6 series launch is fast approaching, but a new report claims that Google has nothing planned for this month. Instead, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will arrive in October at the earliest, and with the Pixel Fold in tow. The Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Foldwill feature an LTPO OLED panel too, possibly the Samsung E5.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra: Giant tablet to feature a 14.6-inch OLED display, almost a 3K resolution and a huge battery
According to a new report, Samsung's next flagship tablet will have a monstrous 14.6-inch display and an equally large battery capacity. The tablet is expected to offer nearly a 3K resolution and a 120 Hz refresh rate to boot.
New Huawei Watch D discovered with references to blood pressure and body fat measurement capabilities
The first traces of a Huawei Watch D smartwatch have emerged online. The details arrive after a Huawei executive hinted in May that the company would launch a new smartwatch in 2021 that could measure your blood pressure without needing any special equipment.
Polar: Future smartwatches could measure blood sugar levels with a unique approach
Polar is developing a sensor to measure blood sugar levels via sweat. The company hopes to integrate the non-invasive sensor in a smartwatch to provide real-time monitoring.
Samsung presents a new version of the Galaxy Watch 4
Samsung has unveiled a new version of the Galaxy Watch 4. The new model offers practically the same specifications as the regular Galaxy Watch 4, but with a few software adjustments aimed at golf fans.
Google Pixel 6 Pro fails to shine against the Snapdragon 888 in early benchmark results as Google ramps up its teaser campaign
Google continues to tease the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, this time in its NYC store. Early benchmark results for the Pixel 6 Pro and its Tensor SoC are not that impressive though, pre-release software notwithstanding.
The Apple iPhone 13 Pro heads straight to the top of the AnTuTu benchmark leaderboard
AnTuTu has published its first benchmark results for the iPhone 13 Pro, one of two iPhone 13 series smartphones to feature the full Apple A15 Bionic chipset. The device cuts a fine figure in the early benchmark and is nigh on 20% ahead of the iPhone 12 Pro.
XMG FOCUS 15 M21 revealed with powerful components in a lightweight chassis
The XMG FOCUS 15 M21 weighs under 2 kg, but it still contains an Intel Core i7-11800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. The laptop starts at €1,199 and is configurable with up to 64 GB of RAM and a 4 TB PCIe SSD.
XMG FOCUS 17 M21 unveiled with an Intel Core i7-11800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
The XMG FOCUS 17 M21 has a 17.3-inch display, an Intel Core i7-11800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU. The machine can be configured with up to 64 GB of RAM and starts at €1,239.
XMG APEX 17 M21: 17.3-inch gaming laptop launches with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and an RTX 3070
XMG has unveiled the APEX 17 M21, the APEX 15 M21's bigger sibling. The APEX 17 M21 is configurable with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and 64 GB of RAM. The machine supports HDMI 2.1 and Mini DisplayPort 1.4, too.
XMG APEX 15 M21 arrives with modern AMD Ryzen and NVIDIA GeForce hardware
The XMG APEX 15 M21 has arrived with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070. The 15.6-inch laptop starts at €1,439 and is freely configurable up to nearly €5,000. The XMG APEX 15 M21 will start shipping in October and is available to pre-order today.
Full GoPro Hero 10 Black datasheet leaks ahead of announcement
An official datasheet for the GoPro Hero 10 Black has surfaced online, revealing all aspects of GoPro's next action camera. The data sheet confirms that the Hero 10 Black will feature GoPro's new GP2 processor, along with a larger 23 MP camera.
Google Tensor: Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to feature dual ARM Cortex-X1 and ARM Cortex-A76 cores, no DisplayPort Alt mode supported
According to a report, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will run on dual ARM Cortex-X1 and ARM Cortex-A76 cores, supported by four power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores. Both smartphones will support aptX, aptX HD and LDAC Bluetooth codecs, a feature of past Pixel smartphones. There will be no DisplayPort Alt Mode again though, with Google disabling video output on the Pixel 6 series.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Program: No Beta channel build today, Dev channel build has more known issues than fixes
Microsoft has released another Windows 11 Insider Preview Build as it works towards next year's stable update. Insider Preview Build 22458 contains more bugs than it does fixes and no real new features. There is no new build for Beta channel users today, either.
The iPad mini 6 is the cheapest way to purchase Apple's best A15 Bionic SoC
It turns out that not all A15 Bionic chipsets are created equal. For some reason, Apple includes a weaker A15 Bionic in the iPhone 13 mini and the iPhone 13 than the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Even the US$499 iPad mini 6 contains Apple's best A15 Bionic SoC, though.
Google ups its Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro marketing game with 'Google Original Chips' advert
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will ship with Tensor, Google's first in-house chipset. In advance of an official unveiling, Google has run a promotional campaign based around potato chips. Google will be giving away 10,000 bags, all based on Pixel 6 series colour schemes.
LG unveils a 325-inch 8K Micro LED TV for Home Theatre fans
LG has showcased a gigantic TV built around Micro LED panels. The 325-inch TV has an 8K native resolution and is aimed at Home Theatre fans who prefer TVs over projectors.
Honor MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processors
Honor has unveiled refreshed versions of the MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15, two relatively inexpensive laptops. The MagicBook 14 and MagicBook 15 retain the designs of their predecessors but gain AMD Ryzen 5 5500U processors. Both machines come with 512 GB of storage and at least 8 GB of RAM.
Xiaomi 11T Pro launches with big upgrades over the Mi 10T Pro
Xiaomi has revealed the 11T Pro, the more premium equivalent to the 11T. The Xiaomi 11T Pro features a Snapdragon 888 SoC, a 120 Hz AMOLED display and a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 108 MP camera. The Xiaomi 11T Pro can recharge its large battery at up to 120 W too, returning it to full charge in under 20 minutes.
The Mi Pad 5 4G receives a global release as the Xiaomi Pad 5
Xiaomi has unveiled the Mi Pad 5 series outside of China, but it has left the Mi Pad 5 Pro and Mi Pad 5 Pro 5G in its home market. In their place arrives the Pad 5, a rebranded Mi Pad 5 4G with a Snapdragon 860 SoC, a 2.5 K and 120 Hz display and an 8,720 mAh battery. The Xiaomi Pad 5 will launch in two colours.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE arrives in four colours, a 4,250 mAh battery and a 33 W charger in the box
Xiaomi has revealed the 11 Lite 5G NE, its latest mid-range smartphone. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE builds on the Mi 11 Lite 5G with broadly the same hardware. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE will be available in Truffle Black, Bubblegum Blue, Peach Pink and Snowflake White.
Xiaomi 11T: A 120 Hz and AMOLED smartphone with a Dimensity 1200 Ultra SoC and a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera
The Xiaomi 11T may be a budget option compared to the 11T Pro, but it still packs plenty of enticing hardware. Xiaomi has equipped the device with a Samsung ISOCELL HM2 camera, a 120 Hz and AMOLED display, a Dimensity 1200 Ultra SoC and a 5,000 mAh battery.
Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 NFC released globally with Mastercard contactless payment support
Xiaomi has introduced the Mi Smart Band 6 NFC globally, having initially announced the fitness tracker in March. The Mi Smart Band 6 NFC supports contactless payments thanks to a Xiaomi and Mastercard partnership while retaining all the features of the original Mi Smart Band 6.
Nintendo Switch, Switch Lite and Switch OLED receive new features with latest software update
Nintendo has started rolling out firmware version 13.0.0 to the Nintendo Switch family. Version 13.0.0 adds two important features to Nintendo's latest consoles, and one that has been missing since the Switch debuted in 2017.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra to debut Samsung BRS technology with ultra-thin bezels
According to reports, Samsung is developing even thinner display bezels for future smartphones and tablets. Reputedly, Samsung's BRS technology will debut on the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, before making its way into future Galaxy smartphones towards the end of next year.
GoPro Hero 10 Black launch date set as first promotional video promises 'A New Era' for action cameras
GoPro has settled on a date to launch the Hero 10 Black, its next action camera. The Hero 10 Black will arrive on its predecessor's anniversary, complete with an improved camera, chipset and video stabilisation. The Hero 9 Black and Hero 10 Black will look practically identical, though.
Google Pixel 6 Pro: Battery, camera, display, Tensor SoC and RAM specifications confirmed by extensive leak
Mishaal Rahman and XDA Developers have revealed numerous details about the Pixel 6 Pro, Google's next flagship smartphone. Reputedly, the Pixel 6 Pro will feature a tri-cluster SoC complemented by 12 GB of RAM and a 5,000 mAh battery. The smartphone will be able to vary its 120 Hz refresh rate, too.
Apple iPad mini 6: US$499 tablet unveiled with a new design, USB Type-C and an A15 Bionic SoC
Apple has announced the iPad mini 6, which features numerous changes compared to the iPad mini 5. Not only has Apple overhauled the tablet's design, but it has equipped it with an A15 Bionic SoC, a USB Type-C port and a larger display.
Microsoft certifies new Surface hardware with the FCC ahead of September 22 event
Microsoft has certified new Surface hardware with the FCC before its September 22 launch event. The company is expected to unveil everything from a new Surface Book to a new Surface Pro, along with a Surface Duo 2 for good measure.
More evidence of poor quality control in NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series cards emerges
The NVIDIA RTX 3080 and RTX 3080 Ti are some of the most expensive graphics cards on the market right now, even if they are perennially out of stock. Unfortunately, there are no guarantees that your graphics card will be built correctly, as some people recently discovered with their Founders Edition and custom cards.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro unlikely to support Active Edge sensors; cheaper Fabric Cases to return this year
A retailer has confirmed that Google plans to release new Fabric Cases for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. This year's cases will be cheaper than the Pixel 5's too, but there will be no return of Google's Active Edge sensors that existed up to the Pixel 4 series.
Windows 11 will remain an 'unsupported scenario' on Apple Silicon hardware
Windows 11 will ship on October 5, but support is not forthcoming for Apple Silicon hardware. Instead, Microsoft treats Apple M1 devices as an 'unsupported scenario' both for Boot Camp and Parallels.
Android 12 release date mooted for early October
It seems that Google has decided upon Android 12's release date. The new OS will not arrive on Pixel smartphones this month, but it should debut before the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro do.
Microsoft tipped to unveil five Surface products on September 22 with high refresh rate displays and Thunderbolt ports inbound
Microsoft's September 22 event is expected to be packed with new Surface hardware, from the Surface Book 4, to the Surface Duo 2 and the Surface Go 3. Reportedly, a new Surface Pro X and a Surface Pro 8 are arriving, too.
Fairphone 4 specifications, renders and prices leak
The Fairphone 4 will be a more modern smartphone than its predecessors, both internally and externally. The device will start at close to €600 though, a sharp increase on the price of the Fairphone 3 Plus.
Xiaomi teases 'A New Lite is Coming' in anticipation of its next hardware event
Xiaomi is hosting a hardware launch event this week, with the company clearly attempting to steal Apple's thunder. Now, it has started teasing its next-generation Lite smartphones, even if it promises to be a re-hash of the Mi 11 Lite series.
Xiaomi Mi 11i becomes the latest device to receive MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition globally
Xiaomi has upgraded another of its smartphones to MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition. The Mi 11i has received the update alongside the September 2021 Android security patch, albeit on MIUI's global branch.
DJI Mavic 3 specifications leak with two models due in November
According to a report, DJI has set a tentative release date for the Mavic 3. The drone will be larger than the Mavic 2 and will arrive in two versions, both with identical camera hardware.
Apple tipped to unveil new Mac and iPad hardware at another Apple Event before the end of the year
Bloomberg editor Mark Gurman has indicated that Apple has more than one Apple Event in the pipeline before the end of the year. Reputedly, the next will showcase new Mac and iPad hardware, with the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 likely stars of the show. Up to five devices may arrive simultaneously, including an iPad mini 6.
Original Nintendo Switch receives permanent price drop across Europe and the UK
Nintendo does not reduce its prices often, even years after a console's release. The original Switch console has had its guide price cut in the Eurozone and the UK though, with Nintendo citing a 'variety of factors' behind its decision.
The Galaxy S21 FE will not launch with the Snapdragon 888 globally
The Snapdragon 888 will not be available globally for the Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung's next Fan Edition smartphone. The Galaxy S21 FE is expected to arrive in October with a design similar to the Galaxy S21.
Xiaomi POCO F3 random reboot issue following MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition upgrade acknowledged
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition has been wreaking havoc for some POCO F3 handsets. The device's random reboot issue has been acknowledged though, and a fixed build will arrive later this week.
Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro specifications leak with MediaTek Dimensity and Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs
According to a new leak, the Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro will feature different high-end chipsets. Only one will arrive with the Snapdragon 888, although both have 120 Hz AMOLED displays and 108 MP primary cameras.
NVIDIA ponders GeForce RTX 2060 re-release with 12 GB VRAM to paper over RTX 30 scarcity
NVIDIA still cannot produce enough RTX 30 series cards to satisfy demand, a year on from the announcement of the RTX 3070, RTX 3080 and RTX 3090. With availability expected to be non-existent throughout 2022, NVIDIA will fill the gap with a revived RTX 2060 that has 12 GB of VRAM.
Samsung jumps aboard the RAM extension train with One UI update
Samsung has become the latest Android OEM to claim that it can increase your smartphone's RAM. 'RAM Plus' is rolling out to the Galaxy A52s 5G first, of all the devices that Samsung could have chosen.
Hubsan Zino Mini SE: A new mini drone that flies much longer than the DJI Mini 2
Hubsan has positioned the Zino Mini SE aggressively, with its 249 g drone offering longer flight times than the DJI Mini 2. The Zino Mini SE starts at US$349 and should be available in North America towards the end of September.
TCL admits to developing, and cancelling, a clamshell foldable that would have undercut the Galaxy Z Flip series
The TCL Chicago will never come to market, but the company has shown the device off anyway. The clamshell foldable closes flush, has a reasonably large cover screen and a larger battery than the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Moto Razr 5G.
Apple iPhone 13: Retailer reputed to have confirmed September 14-bound colours and strange storage changes
According to a report, a Ukrainian retailer has already listed product pages for the iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. Allegedly, the listings confirm not only the colours of this year's iPhones, but also their storage configurations.
The Whoop 4.0 fitness tracker measures SpO2, pulse and more as a bracelet or in special clothing
Whoop has revised its in-house fitness tracker, making it 33% thinner while adding several features. The bracelet will be optional in the future too thanks to Whoop Body, a clothing range with an integrated holder for the fitness tracker. Whoop remains a subscription-only service.
The Apple Watch Series 7 will ship this month in large quantities, production issues notwithstanding
Several reports have indicated that Apple would have problems producing its next-generation smartwatch in time for its September 14 launch event. Reportedly, Apple has now overcome these issues, providing it with enough stock for launch day.
Google's new monitors deliver video chats at 27-inches and 65-inches
Google has introduced two displays with touchscreen functionality that are more than just external monitors. Thanks to Intel Core i5 processors and Google Edge TPU chips, the pair offer many features without needing to connect a computer, such as the ability to conduct conferences via Google Meet.
Fresh Xiaomi 11T, Xiaomi 11T Pro and Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE renders leak ahead of September 15's announcement
New renders have revealed what to expect from Xiaomi's upcoming 11T, 11T Pro and 11 Lite 5G NE. The trio will arrive on September 15, all with three rear-facing cameras and a sole front-facing sensor.
Wear OS 2 smartwatches receive YouTube Music port
YouTube Music can finally be installed on Wear OS 2, despite Google and YouTube's intransigence. Officially, only Wear OS 3 supports Google's music streaming service, so just the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti: Details about 20 GB VRAM cards revealed by BIOS leak
NVIDIA may have released the RTX 3080 Ti as a 12 GB card, but it and AIBs were developing 20 GB cards. A leaked BIOS has confirmed a few aspects about the unreleased variant, including its ludicrous 450 W power limit.
TCL unveils its outrageous 8K mini LED TVs
The TCL X92 series combines mini LED panels with 8K native resolutions and next-generation console connectivity. The 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch TVs will be available in Australia, Europe, Saudi Arabia and the UK.
Windows 11 21H2 takes a step closer to release as Microsoft starts fleshing out next year's update
With Windows 11's shipping date right around the corner, Microsoft has turned its attention to next year's update. The company still has time to push out another Windows 11 21H2 build though, even if it only addresses two bugs from last week's build.
New Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro teaser provides clues about fall launch date
Google is finally showing more of the Pixel 6 series, starting with a new teaser video. Drawing inspiration from Drake's new album, Certified Lover Boy, Google has showcased its Material You design language and teased the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's launch date.
Android 12 reaches release candidate stage with Beta 5
Google has published Android 12 Beta 5, Android 12's final beta and the first for the Pixel 5a. Google states that the final Android 12 version will arrive for Pixel smartphones in a few weeks.
Carbon 1 MK II: The carbon fibre smartphone is now a lot cheaper and produced in Germany
Carbon Mobile has relocated the production of the Carbon 1 MK II to Germany. The world's first carbon fibre smartphone is now cheaper too, and by quite a margin at that.
PlayStation 5 Pro tipped to bring true 8K gaming to the table
A well-known leaker has provided information about the PlayStation 5 Pro, Sony's presumed mid-cycle refresh. Reputedly, the console will receive a new AMD GPU that consumes more power with the advantage of offering significantly better performance, perhaps enough to bring about true 8K gaming.
Samsung delays One UI 4 beta rollout without reason
Samsung has delayed the rollout of One UI 4 beta, its Android 12-based update. The new OS was supposed to start arriving on Galaxy S21 devices in South Korea from today, before reaching handsets in other markets throughout September.
Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE: European pricing and specifications leak for revised Mi 11 Lite 5G handset
Xiaomi has another mid-range smartphone in the works, not just the 11T or 11T Pro. The Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G NE is expected to pick up where the Mi 11 Lite 5G left off, but at a much lower price.
GoPro Hero 10 Black European prices leaks with a surprising uplift from last year's model
GoPro's action camera retailed for €479.99 in the Eurozone last year, but this year's model will cost a lot more than the Hero 9 Black does. Reportedly, the Hero 10 Black will be over 10% more expensive than its predecessor, which is a lot to pay for the new features that it will offer.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 SUPER and GeForce RTX 40 series rumoured to both launch in 2022; AMD RDNA 3 cards arriving during Lovelace release window
Rumour has it that NVIDIA is planning to release two new GeForce RTX generations in 2022, leaving the GeForce RTX 30 series as the only option for a while yet. Reputedly, NVIDIA's RTX 30 SUPER 'Ampere Refresh' will debut first, and will have around nine months on the shelves before RTX 40 'Lovelace' cards arrive. RDNA 3 and RTX 40 cards could arrive at nearly the same time, too.
DJI Mavic 3 renders leak showing Hasselblad branding as prospective release date emerges
The DJI Mavic 3 has leaked again, this time in several renders. The Mavic 3 is expected to arrive with dual Hasselblad cameras and a larger battery than its predecessors. A possible DJI Mavic 3 release date has been discussed, too.
Xiaomi announces 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches for the 11T and 11T Pro
The Xiaomi 11T and Xiaomi 11T Pro launch nears, with Xiaomi set on unveiling the pair a day after Apple reveals the iPhone 13 series. Xiaomi has now confirmed that the 11T series will be its first devices to receive 3 Android OS updates and 4 years of security patches, matching the software support offered by other Android OEMs. Sadly, other Xiaomi devices are 'not included at this time'.
The iBASE MI989 offers AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 APUs in a Mini-ITX form factor
The iBASE MI989 comes in two AMD Ryzen Embedded V2000 flavours, each with two SODIMM sockets and three M.2 slots. The Mini-ITX board has four DisplayPort 1.4 ports too, and supports 5G connectivity.
Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro: Single-board computer unveiled with five RJ45 ports and a 40-pin GPIO header
The Banana Pi BPI-R2 Pro is BPI's latest SBC, having already released the BPI-R2. The BPI-R2 Pro utilises a Rockchip RK3568 SoC, up to 4 GB of RAM and has a 40-pin GPIO header. The machine also has five RJ45 Ethernet ports and space for an M.2 E-Key.
DJI Osmo Mobile 5 introduced with 3-axis stabilisation, ActiveTrack 4.0 and a much lighter chassis
DJI has unveiled its latest gimbal, the Osmo Mobile 5. The OM 5 is much lighter than its predecessor but with a built-in extension road, 3-axis stabilisation and ActiveTrack 4.0. There is one major disadvantage with the OM 5 compared to the OM 4, though.
Xiaomi Mi Car imagined in concept renders
Xiaomi will launch its first car eventually, with US$10 billion due to be invested in its EV vehicle business over the next decade. Now, the Xiaomi Community has put together a few interesting designs as to how that car could look.
Logitech Logi Dock: A US$399 docking station that doubles as a speakerphone
Logitech has unveiled a fancy-looking docking station, and an expensive one at that. The Logi Dock can recharge devices at up to 100 W and has an integrated speakerphone for Google Meet, Microsoft Teams and Zoom calls.
Fossil optimises the performance of its older smartwatches by removing over 30 watchfaces
Fossil has done some optimising of its Gen 5 smartwatches, apparently. In an attempt to free-up memory and improve performance, the company has deleted about two-thirds of the watch faces that were previously available. To its credit, Fossil has added two watch faces in place of those that it has removed.
Leaked Apple A15 Bionic benchmark data points to the iPhone 13 being the most powerful smartphone from next week
Next week, Apple will reveal the A15 Bionic, the SoC that is expected to feature at the heart of the iPhone 13 series. Leaked performance data suggests that the A15 Bionic could pack plenty of GPU power, possibly more so than even the Exynos 2200 and its AMD RDNA 2-based GPU.
Leaked Apple iPhone 14 renders showcase major design changes from the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series
Leaked iPhone 14 renders have offered an initial look at Apple's smartphones for 2022. While the iPhone 13 will look like the iPhone 12, the iPhone 14 will represent the first major design change for the iPhone since the iPhone X.
The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra may trump the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus in two aspects
According to a report, the Galaxy S22 Ultra may be the only device in the Galaxy S22 series to receive an Under Panel Camera and the Exynos 2200 in some markets. By contrast, punch-hole displays and the Snapdragon 898 will be headed to the Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.
Samsung Galaxy Note trademark dropped, killing off hopes of a Galaxy Note 22 series
Samsung skipped the Galaxy Note 21 series this year, with the Galaxy Z series taking its place. Now, it has emerged that Samsung has not renewed its Galaxy Note trademark, making the chances of it releasing the Galaxy Note 22 series seem even more remote.
Apple invites fans to watch its iPhone 13 and Watch Series 7 launch event
Apple has announced its annual September hardware event under the motto 'California Streaming'. The company is expected to unveil at least the iPhone 13 and Watch Series 7, which should both feature design changes from current models.
BenQ GV30: A 720p projector with built-in Android TV
The BenQ GV30 is a bizarre-looking projector, albeit one with a built-in stand. The projector runs Android TV natively, albeit at up to 720p.
Chuwi RZBOX revealed with an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H in a tiny case
The Chuwi RZBOX measures just 19.15 x 19.15 x 6.09 mm, and yet it contains an AMD Ryzen 9 4900H, a 45 W APU. The RZBOX will start at about US$500 and will be available with 16 GB of RAM with 512 GB of storage.
Concept renders imagine a new Apple iMac patent with a curved glass case
Apple has been awarded a patent for some unique-looking iMacs. The designs show a device with a glass case and a keyboard integrated within its curved housing.
Acer Nitro XV27U KF revealed with a 300 Hz refresh rate and a 1440p native resolution
Acer has announced the Nitro XV272U KF, a 27-inch monitor with a lot going for it. The monitor combines a 1440p resolution with a 300 Hz refresh rate, and is VESA DisplayHDR 600 certified. The Nitro XV272U KF supports HDMI VRR and AMD FreeSync Premium, too.
Chuwi HeroBook Air: A US$249 laptop with a 768p display and an Intel Celeron N4020 processor
Chuwi has introduced the HeroBook Air, a compact laptop that is also just US$249. Unfortunately, US$249 does not buy you much, not even a 1080p display. The Celeron N4020-powered laptop will go on sale later this month.
LG UltraFine OLED Pro 65EP5G: A gigantic professional monitor with an astronomical price
LG has released another UltraFine OLED Pro model, this time a 65-inch model. The 65EP5G is colour accurate, has HDMI 2.1 ports and 0.1 ms GtG response times. LG does not want to discuss prices, but retailers are selling it for nearly £10,000.
No, the Apple M2 will not match the GPU performance of an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
Rumours have started circulating that the Apple M2 will deliver exceptional graphics performance, potentially as high as a former flagship NVIDIA GPU. The reality could not be further from the truth.
Xiaomi Redmi K40S or Redmi K50 series smartphone tipped to arrive early next year with a 120 Hz display and a Snapdragon 870 SoC
The Xiaomi 11T series may be on the verge of release, but Digital Chat Station is already looking to future Redmi smartphones. Reputedly, Xiaomi will release a Redmi smartphone next year with a 120 Hz OLED display, a 50 MP primary camera, and a Snapdragon 870 SoC.
Xiaomi 11T and 11T Pro details emerge as official marketing renders leak
Xiaomi has confirmed that at least the 11T Pro will support Hyper Charge technology, delivering up to 120 W charging. Xiaomi 11T assets have also leaked, pointing to IPS displays, a 108 MP camera and perhaps even a 3.5 mm headphone jack for the 11T series.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition is causing reboots on some POCO F3 smartphones
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition has started reaching devices globally, but not without issue for some POCO F3 handsets. Apparently, the update has left affected handsets to experience frequent reboots, with 'framework' seemingly the problem.
ViewSonic X1000-4K: An ultra-short-throw projector with a 4K resolution, an integrated soundbar and up to a 150-inch projection
ViewSonic has introduced its first ultra-short throw beamer, the X1000-4K. The LED projector offers a 4K resolution, among other things, and can output at 100-inches when just 38 cm away from a wall. A maximum projection of up to 150 inches is possible, too.
Android app support is not coming to Xbox consoles, but it may be compatible with the first version of Windows 11
Microsoft has published the first element of Android app support for Windows 11. Initially listed as being compatible with Xbox consoles, the app works with Windows 10, too. Both references are seemingly erroneous, but compatibility for the version of Windows 11 that is shipping on October 5 could be on the cards.
The Intel NUC P14E is a modular laptop with a 2K display and a 77 Wh battery
Intel has unveiled the NUC P14E, a modular laptop with high-end hardware. The NUC P14E has a 2K and 3:2 display, a 77 Wh battery, biometric authentication options and an aluminium build. The NUC P14E has more ports than most conventional laptops, too.
Intel's reference gaming laptop arrives as the NUC X15 Laptop Kit with up to a Core i7-11800H and a GeForce RTX 3070
Intel has silently pushed the NUC X15 Laptop Kit out the door, its first reference gaming laptop. The NUC X15 has Tiger Lake processors, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and up to a 240 Hz display.
Logitech MX Keys Mini leaks: A smaller option for those who do not need a number pad
Logitech will start selling the MX Keys Mini soon, a compact alternative to its popular MX Keys keyboards. The MX Keys Mini retains all the essential features of its larger siblings, albeit with some size-related drawbacks.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra nets MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition outside China
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition has reached another handset outside China. The update is now available to the Mi 11 Ultra, albeit only on MIUI's Indonesian branch, currently.
Xiaomi tests MIUI Pure Mode to protect smartphones from dangerous apps
Xiaomi is testing a new feature that it is calling MIUI Pure Mode. Supposedly, the mode prevents dangerous apps from being installed by disabling APK sideloading and background app installs. MIUI Pure Mode will be an optional feature.
MINISFORUM EliteMini X500 goes up for pre-order with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU from US$859
MINISFORUM has started selling the EliteMini X500, just days after it teased the mini-PC. The EliteMini X500 has a Ryzen 7 5700G, a powerful desktop APU that is a rarity for mini-PCs. The EliteMini X500 starts at US$859 with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
Leaker details Apple's Holiday 2021 Mac lineup with five more Apple Silicon devices arriving in 2022
Apple may be transitioning to in-house SoCs, but it will keep at least one Mac product on Intel processors until next year. The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 are expected to expand Apple's Mac lineup by this holiday season, with a new Mac mini the only replacement for existing hardware.
Intel Alder Lake and Z690 motherboard release dates revealed; pre-announcement occurring next month
According to reports, Intel has set a date for announcing Alder Lake prices, performance numbers and specifications. Z690 motherboards will debut simultaneously, but it will take another three weeks or so before either is available to purchase.
The Segway Navimow could actually be the first decent home robot mower
Segway has ventured into new realms with the Navimow, its first robot mower. The Navimow is available in four sizes, each with a multitude of sensors and GPS tracking, doing away with the annoying perimeter cable that most robot mowers use. More expensive models also support 4G connectivity and a GPS-based anti-theft system.
NitroPhone 1: The 'safest Android smartphone in the world' is a Google Pixel 4a with a third-party ROM installed
The German company Nitrokey has announced its first smartphone, the NitroPhone 1. Billed as the world's safest Android smartphone, the NitroPhone 1 is nothing more than a Google Pixel 4a running a custom ROM for a lot of money.
Samsung tipped to update over 70 devices to One UI 4 and Android 12
Samsung will launch One UI 4 beta testing this month, starting with the Galaxy S21 series. Ahead of that, we look at what devices people should expect Samsung to update to its next OS, which will be based on Android 12. Over 70 devices should be covered, including older and mid-range models.
Microsoft issues new Insider Preview Builds to Dev and Beta channels but breaks Windows 11 with a Microsoft Teams advert
The Windows 11 Insider Preview Programme channels have parted ways this week, with the Dev Channel moving onto the next version of the OS. However, the two channels may be running different versions of Windows 11 now, but Microsoft managed to break both builds with a poorly implemented advert built right into the taskbar.
PrimeMini Connect: Passively cooled mini-PC launches with an AMD Ryzen processor and customisation options
Prime Computer has launched another mini-PC, the PrimeMini Connect. The device is fanless, has an AMD Ryzen Embedded processor and can be configured with multiple parts.
Xiaomi kicks off the MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition rollout globally
The rollout of MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition has started globally. The new update brings 'swift performance', 'focused algorithms', 'atomize memory' and 'liquid storage' to Xiaomi devices, starting with the POCO F3 and the Mi 11X.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 marketing assets leak ahead of the card's expected announcement this month
The Radeon RX 6600 has appeared online again, over a month after the RX 6600 XT arrived. The leaked marketing assets confirm not only 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM for the Navi 23 XL card, but also its PCB size relative to the RX 6600 XT.
EVGA discovers that poor craftmanship is to blame for its bricked NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 cards
A few weeks ago, some EVGA GeForce RTX 3090 started dying after running Amazon's new game New World. It turns out that Amazon is not to blame, nor is a faulty fan controller.
Philips introduces OLED+ 936 and OLED+ 986 TVs with Android TV 10, 120 Hz support and HDMI 2.1 VRR
Philips has unveiled new OLED+ TVs with 120 Hz panels and HDMI 2.1 VRR support. The updated OLED+ range will be available in 48-inch, 55-inch, and 65-inch sizes with four HDMI 2.1 ports and a P5 AI Dual Picture Engine.
New Surface Go 3 leak points to Microsoft taking a sideways step with its 10.5-inch tablet
Microsoft is set to reveal the Surface Go 3 at its hardware event later this month, where we may also see the Surface Book 4 and Surface Duo 2. While these two may be overhauls compared to their predecessors, the Surface Go 3 will not. Expect the same design as the Surface Go 2 and the same family of processors.
Xiaomi launches the Redmi 10 Prime with a 90 Hz display, a 6,000 mAh battery and a 50 MP camera
Xiaomi has let the Redmi 10 Prime loose in India, its latest entry-level smartphone. The Redmi 10 Prime offers a large display, an even larger battery and a high-resolution main camera. The handset is available with up to 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, too.
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro to receive gesture controls in forthcoming updates
Huawei has introduced gesture controls to the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, its first smartwatches running Harmony OS 2. The new control features will be available via an update for both smartwatches.
The ASUS ProArt StudioBook 16 and StudioBook Pro 16 debut with OLED displays, high-end CPUs and ASUS Dial support
ASUS has unveiled two new professional laptops as part of a ProArt StudioBook 16 series refresh. The pair are available with 16-inch and 4K OLED displays, AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs. ASUS has included dedicated mouse buttons, a number pad and an ASUS Dial, too.
Lenovo belatedly starts selling the Yoga Tab 13, an Android tablet that can double as a secondary display
Lenovo has finally started selling the Yoga Tab 13, its 13-inch Android tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The US$680 tablet can also be utilised as a second display with a laptop or a console like the Nintendo Switch.
Google is backing itself to sell a record amount of Pixel smartphones with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Apparently, Google expects the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to be a hit, and the most successful smartphones to date. Supposedly, the company has asked its supply chain to produce 50% more handsets than in its most successful year, which was 2019.
Microsoft will re-use the Intel Core m3-8100Y in the Surface Go 3, just with a different name
The Surface Go 3 may have leaked with a Pentium Gold 6500Y and a Core i3-10100Y. Yet, we have already seen the former in the Surface Go 2 before under a different name. For some reason, Intel decided to re-name the Core m3-8100Y as a Pentium Gold processor, without changing any specifications whatsoever.
MINISFORUM teases the EliteMini X500, a mini-PC with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700G APU
MINISFORUM may have just started selling a Ryzen 9 5900HX-powered mini-PC, but it has already moved onto something even more powerful. The EliteMini X500 features a Ryzen 7 5700G, which is part of AMD's latest G-Series Desktop Processors. The Ryzen 7 5700G is a 65 W APU with 8 CPU and GPU cores.
The next Apple Watch will miss out on a blood pressure sensor, but future generations will be capable of monitoring blood sugar and blood pressure levels
According to reports, the next Apple Watch will not support blood pressure monitoring, as the Galaxy Watch4 series already does. Blood sugar, blood pressure and body temperature tracking will be available on future Apple Watch devices though, starting as soon as next year.
ONEXPLAYER 1S launches with an Intel Core i7-1195G7 for the same price as the original ONEXPLAYER
One-netbook has started selling the ONEXPLAYER 1S, which gets a processor upgrade over the regular ONEXPLAYER. The ONEXPLAYER 1S is only available with an Intel Core i7-1195G7, although for the same price as the ONEXPLAYER.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE tipped to start shipping on October 28 as complete user manual leaks
The launch of the Galaxy S21 FE has slipped again, this time to late October. Apparently, Samsung's next Fan Edition smartphone will start shipping on October 28, with pre-orders opening a week earlier. An official Galaxy S21 FE user manual has leaked too, confirming numerous aspects about the device.
New Snapdragon Wear 5100 leak points to another iterative upgrade for Qualcomm's wearable SoCs
The Snapdragon Wear 5100 may feature the same CPU cores as its predecessors, contrary to previous rumours and leaks. LPDDR4x RAM support could be headed to the Wear 5100 though, which would offer some performance improvements compared to the LPDDR3 RAM in recent Snapdragon Wear SoCs.
Microsoft has started booting incompatible devices from the Windows 11 Insider Preview Programme
If you are running Windows 11 on an incompatible machine, then you are at the end of the road as far as the Insider Preview Programme goes. For some reason, Microsoft is informing people that they must revert their devices to Windows 10. There is a workaround, albeit with limitations.
Microsoft invites fans to its next Surface hardware event on September 22
Microsoft has sent out invitations to a launch event that will take place in three weeks. The event may be a chance for the company to showcase the Surface Duo 2 and a next-generation Surface Book 4, among other devices.
Galaxy S22 Plus and S22 Ultra battery details show in 3C certifications
New certifications have provided some concrete details about two of Samsung's future flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S22+ and the Galaxy S22 Ultra. For some reason, the company has decided against increasing the battery capacity of the Galaxy S22 series relative to the Galaxy S21 series. Worse still, battery capacity has even gone the other way with one device.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX benchmarked on Sharkstooth-CGL reference platform with 64 cores
An AMD Ryzen Threadripper PRO 5995WX has surfaced on PugetBench, confirming that it is a 64-core processor. The benchmark results also detail AMD's next reference platform and the socket it supports.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic receive new features in latest update as owners complain of overheating issues and short battery life
Samsung has released the second firmware update to its two new smartwatches, the Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic. The update brings with it a few handy new features, but owners are already complaining about overheating issues and short battery life with LTE models.
Xiaomi CC11 and Note 11 details revealed in TENAA listing
More details about the upcoming Xiaomi CC11 and Note 11 series have emerged, courtesy of a TENAA listing. The handset will be available in nine colours, with a 6.55-inch OLED display and up to 12 GB of RAM.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro launch and availability dates emerge; embarrassing clash with Apple iPhone 13 event avoided
Last week, rumours circulated that Google would showcase the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro on September 13, 24 hours before the rumoured Apple iPhone 13 launch event. According to the leaker who provided the first glimpses of Google's Pixel 6 series, this may well be misinformation.
The Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 14 Enhanced Edition is now orderable globally
The Mi Notebook Pro 14 Enhanced Edition has made its way out of China, and with up to an Intel Core i7-11390H processor. The laptop has a 14-inch and 120 Hz display too, along with an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU.
DJI Mavic 3 leaks with new cameras, a larger battery and longer flight times
The DJI Mavic 3 has leaked, revealing several aspects about the upcoming drone. The Mavic 3 should contain several notable upgrades compared to its predecessors, including revised camera hardware and improve obstacle detection.
Samsung Galaxy Book Fold 17: 17.3-inch foldable laptop slated for Q1 2022 release with an Under Panel Camera
Samsung is set to expand its foldable display technologies to laptops. Reportedly, the company will unveil the Galaxy Book Fold 17 in Q1 2022, which the company has already teased with an Under Panel Camera.
Over 70 Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO and Black Shark devices are expected to receive Android 12
According to a report, Xiaomi is planning to eventually bring Android 12 to over 70 devices, including those released under its Redmi, POCO and Black Shark brands. Older handsets like the Mi 9 and Redmi K20 series are supposedly set to miss out on Google's upcoming OS, though.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro finally receives long-promised major Android and MIUI upgrades in India
Xiaomi has started rolling out a new update to the Redmi Note 8 Pro in India. V126.96.36.199.RGGINXM brings several new elements to the device as part of an upgrade to MIUI 12.5. The update finally brings Android 11 to the Redmi Note 8 Pro, too.
Xiaomi tipped to launch four new MediaTek-powered smartphones with up to a Samsung ISOCELL HM3 108 MP camera
Xiaomi is planning to release new MediaTek-backed smartphones, codenamed Evergreen, Evergo, Pissaro and Pissaropro. All models will feature high-resolution primary cameras, with the Samsung ISOCELL HM3 due for Pissaro and Pissaropro.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to support 5G mmWave and a UWB chip
Google has teased UWB support in the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, its next flagship smartphones. The Pixel 6 series will feature 5G mmWave connectivity too, courtesy of a Samsung-supplied modem.
Microsoft drops Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.168 for Dev and Beta channel users
Microsoft has released a new Windows 11 Insider Preview Build to devices on the Beta and Dev channels. The changes and improvements for Build 22000.168 are inconsequential, but there are a few quality of life improvements new this week.
Google throws stones with new Pixel 5a 5G advert without mentioning the same shortcoming of the Pixel 6 series
Google will be selling a trio of Pixel smartphones by the end of the year, with the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro due to arrive later this year. In the meantime, Google has mocked Apple by referencing the headphone jack, a port that Google long-abandoned itself on its flagships.
Philips OLED+ 936 TVs in three sizes revealed with HDMI 2.1 ports and a new dual-chip P5 processor
Philips has upgraded its OLED+ TV line, its flagship OLED TV series. The OLED+ 936 series will be available in three sizes later this month, with a few changes from the OLED+ 935, including HDMI 2.1 support.
Honor Watch GS 3 teased again in high-resolution marketing photos
Honor unveiled the Watch GS 3 a few weeks ago, with the company highlighting the smartwatch's industry-leading heart rate monitor. While the company has not launched the Watch GS 3 yet, it has finally shown how the wearable looks in the flesh.
GoPro Hero 10 Black leaks with a new camera, processor and improved video stabilisation
The GoPro Hero 10 Black has leaked, almost a year after the Hero 9 Black debuted. The new action camera has a revised camera, along with a new processor and better video stabilisation. The Hero 10 Black will be capable of recording at much higher framerates than its predecessor, too.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 appears on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888 SoC as more hardware details emerge
The Microsoft Surface Duo 2 has made its way to Geekbench in over a dozen listings. The upcoming handset runs Android 11 using a Snapdragon 888 and 8 GB of RAM, both upgrades over the hardware in the Surface Duo. Other improvements are afoot too, including high refresh rate displays.
Morefine S500+ mini-PC is now orderable with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX for US$669
Morefine has brought its AMD Ryzen 5000-based mini-PC to Indiegogo, where it is available in a choice of four APUs. The Morefine S500+ starts at US$499 with RAM and storage, or US$669 as a barebones kit.
Huawei reveals EMUI 12 with new features and a 'design in line with your senses'
Huawei has unveiled EMUI 12, the apparent successor to EMUI 11. The new OS features a tweaked design, a revised control panel and is apparently designed 'in line with your senses'.
Samsung begins rolling out One UI 3.1.1 features to devices, starting with the Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has started bringing One UI 3.1.1 features to One UI 3.1, its OS for smartphones. Apparently, One UI 3.1 now has faster animations, camera app performance improvements and new processing speed options under Device Care settings, among other changes.
Raspberry Pi: Popular single-board computer utilised in creating a working version of The Simpsons' TV
A new project has combined The Simpsons with 3D printing and the Raspberry Pi Zero to create a working version of the show's original TV set. The device randomly chooses an episode at random from the 248 in the initial 11 seasons, outputting them at 640 x 480 pixels.
AOC announces new 27-inch and 32-inch monitors targeted at professionals
AOC has announced four new professional monitors under its P2 series. All come with plenty of I/O, including a USB Type-C port that supports Power Delivery and DisplayPort Alt mode. The new P2 series monitors will retail between £289.99 and £499.99.
Apple iPad 9 tipped to arrive soon with a faster processor and a thinner design
According to reports, Apple plans to release a ninth-generation iPad this autumn, possibly alongside the rumoured iPad mini 6. The iPad 9 is thought to retain the current model's design, albeit with a thinner chassis and a more powerful chipset.
Sony PlayStation 5 die shown in detail thanks to high-resolution photos
New photos of the PlayStation 5's die have showcased the chip in great detail. Sony's SoC contains 8 CPU cores, 36 GPU cores and larger memory interfaces linking the chip to the console's 16 GB of GDDR6 VRAM.
Vivo X70 Pro Plus leaks in high quality renders and on the Google Play Console
Another Vivo X70 series handset has leaked online, following the X70 Pro yesterday. Now, it is the turn of the X70 Pro Plus, the presumed flagship of Vivo's upcoming smartphone series.
Xiaomi Mi TV 5X series launches in three sizes with 4K resolutions and hands-free Google Assistant support
Xiaomi has unveiled its latest TVs, all with 4K and 10-bit colour panels. The Mi TV 5X series will be available next month in 43-inch, 50-inch and 55-inch sizes.
Apple iPhone 13 series name seemingly confirmed as details on new Face ID hardware leak
According to a report, Apple is working to bring more advanced Face ID features to its next iPhones. A new leak about the name of Apple's upcoming iPhones has been given the nod by people in the know, too.
Apple tipped to release larger smartwatches across the board this year with the Watch Series 7
According to a new report, Apple plans to adjust the sizes of the Apple Watch this year. Reputedly, the company has decided to release larger models, with the 38 mm size of previous Apple Watch generations not set to return.
Samsung Galaxy A21 catches fire, causing Alaska Airlines to evacuate one of its aircraft
Smartphone fires can be deadly, but especially when they occur on an aircraft. Unfortunately for Samsung, one of its smartphones was involved in such an incident on an Alaska Airlines flight, resulting in an evacuation of all passengers and crew members.
Samsung showcases some wacky foldable devices at IMID 2021 alongside a transparent LG TV
Samsung may have just realised two new foldable devices, but they exhibited even more at the Korea Display Exhibition. LG showcased a transparent TV at the same event, too.
Fitbit Charge 5 launches for US$179.95 with on-wrist ECG and EDA functionality
The Fitbit Charge 5 has arrived and for just US$179.95. The new Fitbit Charge is thinner than its predecessor, while retaining week-long battery life and adding more health-tracking functionality. The Fitbit Charge 5 even has a brighter display that is a colour AMOLED panel, too.
The Vivo X70 Pro shown with Zeiss cameras and a stylish design in render leaks
An extensive leak has revealed more about the Vivo X70 Pro, one of the company's next flagship killers. The Vivo X70 Pro not only has a premium design, but also Zeiss-branded cameras, among other flagship-grade hardware.
The Honor Tab V7 Pro is now orderable from US$569.99
Third-party retailers have started selling the Tab V7 Pro, Honor's latest tablet. The Magic UI 5.0 tablet starts at US$569.99 and comes with a 120 Hz display and a MediaTek Kompanio 1300T SoC.
The YouTube Music app on Wear OS arrives with basic and messy functionality
YouTube Music has arrived on Wear OS, bringing offline downloads to the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. There are numerous drawbacks to Google's music service on Wear OS though, including performance issues and the inability to stream anything.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE shows up in the Google Play Console with a Snapdragon 888 and 6 GB of RAM
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE has leaked once again, this time on the Google Play Console. The Fan Edition smartphone will launch with a Snapdragon 888 SoC and at least 6 GB of RAM, along with a 1080p display punctured by a centred hole punch.
Intel Core i7-12700 trades blows with the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X on Geekbench
One of Intel's Alder Lake-S processors has appeared on Geekbench. The engineering sample scored reasonably well, and is within touching distance of the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X, among other modern desktop processors. Another photo of an Alder Lake-S engineering sample has leaked, too.
Revised Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite to launch under a different name in India than in the rest of the world
Xiaomi plans to sell its refreshed Mi 11 Lite under different names depending on where you buy it. The new device will also lose the 'Mi' from its name while gaining 'NE', becoming the Xiaomi 11 Lite NE.
Galaxy Z Fold 3: An unlocked bootloader disables all cameras on Samsung's latest foldable smartphone
Samsung really does not want people unlocking their devices. With the Galaxy Z Fold 3, unlocking the bootloader disables the device's cameras. While seemingly a software lock, it is not a good look for the South Korean company.
The Playdate reaches 20,000 sales as it receives its first teardown
The Playdate has been snapped up by 20,000 people, just a few weeks after Panic opened pre-orders for the device. iFixit has torn the compact handheld down too, revealing its electromagnetic crank handle.
Google manager accidentally confirms more information about the Pixel 6 Pro
The launch of the Pixel 6 series is probably still at least a month away, but a Google manager has seemingly posted a screenshot from the Pixel 6 Pro on Twitter. Innocuous enough perhaps, but the image may have confirmed two aspects about the upcoming flagship smartphone.
Xiaomi Redmi 10 Prime to be unveiled on September 3 with 'Superstar' hardware
Xiaomi has published a teaser website for the Redmi 10 Prime, the latest entry in its Redmi series. The website confirms not only the device's launch date, but also the device's design and numerous hardware details.
LG 42-inch OLED TVs with 4K and 120 Hz capabilities delayed until 2022
LG has reportedly delayed its first 42-inch OLED panels, extending the wait for smaller OLED TVs. The South Korean company announced that it would manufacture 42-inch OLED panels this year, but this now been delayed until 2022.
European retailers have already revealed multiple details about the Xiaomi Mi 11T and Mi 11T Pro
Two European retailers have published their listings for the Mi 11T and Mi 11T Pro, or 11T and 11T Pro as Xiaomi will seemingly call them. The retail listings not only reveal colours and memory configurations, but also prices for all SKUs.
Leaked AMD documents confirm integrated GPUs for next-generation Socket AM5 processors
Leaked documents have confirmed AMD's plans to equip Socket AM5 processors with integrated GPUs. AMD's next-generation desktop processors are expected to utilise the Zen 4 and RDNA 2 architectures.
NVIDIA accidentally leaves a finger glove sandwiched in a new GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 struggles to keep its VRAM temperatures in check anyway, with the GA102-based card shown to exceed temperature thresholds in stress tests. However, NVIDIA left a finger glove inside a Founders Edition card during assembly, much to the surprise of its owner.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 revealed as being not that repairable in first teardown video
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 has been torn down for the first time, revealing its inner workings. While the device can be disassembled and re-assembled, it is not all that repairable. Even the battery is glued down in Samsung's latest foldable.
PlayStation 5: Sony brings a lighter and easier to assemble version of its next-generation console to market
Sony has started shipping a new revision of the PlayStation 5, the second so far. The second revision has received a helpful upgrade and even a slight weight reduction.
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 11 and Tab P11 Plus are now orderable in the UK and US
Lenovo has finally started selling the Yoga Tab 11 and Tab P11 Plus, two Android tablets announced at MWC 2021. The pair come with 2K displays and large batteries that can be recharged at 20 W. The UK has better configurations than the US though, for some reason.
ZOTAC ZBOX C series mini-PCs upgraded to Intel Tiger Lake-U processors with Thunderbolt 4 support
ZOTAC has upgraded some of its ZBOX C series mini-PCs to Intel's latest laptop processors. The ZBOX C nano will be available with up to a Core i7-1165G7, a 28 W processor cooled by a fanless chassis. Core i3 and Core i5 alternatives will also be on offer.
Apple tipped to launch the M1X Mac mini in a few months
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has provided more clues about the next-generation Mac mini. Apparently, the M1X-equipped mini-PC has not been delayed, after all.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim set to receive a paid Anniversary Edition and a free next-gen upgrade for PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox series X|S
Bethesda has already released countless versions of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, but the company is not ready to move onto The Elder Scrolls VI just yet. Come November, Elder Scrolls fans will also be able to experience a tenth Anniversary Edition and a next-gen upgrade.
The Xiaomi Redmi Display 27" is coming to Europe as the Mi Desktop Monitor 27"
Xiaomi is on the verge of releasing a 27-inch monitor in Europe. The 1080p and IPS monitor will arrive as the Mi Desktop Monitor 27" with TÜV Rheinland certification, a 75 Hz refresh rate and 300-nit peak brightness. The Mi Desktop Monitor 27" will launch in September.
Microsoft announces the Xbox Stereo Headset at half the price of the Xbox Wireless Headset
Microsoft has unveiled the Xbox Stereo Headset, a wired alternative to the Xbox Wireless Headset. Bluetooth and batteries are missing from Microsoft's latest headphones, but that has helped keep the price low.
Leak points to more of the same for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and its cameras
According to a report, the Galaxy S22 Ultra may not be the camera behemoth that past rumours and leaks suggested. Instead, the reality could be more run of the mill and nothing to get excited about if you already own a Galaxy S21 Ultra.
MeLE Quieter 2D: A new and ultra-compact mini-PC launches with an M.2 2280 SSD and an Intel Celeron N4020
The MeLE Quieter2D is a particularly compact and fanless mini-PC. The machine is now available in a new variant with an Intel Celeron N4020 processor with 4 GB of RAM and up to 128 GB of storage.
Haylou unveils a new smartwatch with IP68 certification, a SpO2 sensor and Bluetooth 5.0 support
Haylou has announced another new smartwatch, following the RS3 earlier this year. The Haylou RT2, also called the Haylou LS10, has a chic design, IP68 certification and a reasonably large battery, among other features.
Samsung to deliver One UI 3.1.1 features to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 series as another One UI 3.1 update
Recent Samsung flagship smartphones stand to benefit from One UI 3.1.1, albeit not with a revision change of their OS. Instead, Samsung will bring features from the new update to the Galaxy S20, Galaxy S21 and Galaxy Note 20 series, among others, via another One UI 3.1 update.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.160 rolls out for the Dev and Beta channels as Microsoft publishes Windows 11 ISOs
Microsoft has published another Windows 11 Preview Build, albeit one with hardly any changes compared to its predecessor. Nonetheless, this week marks the publication of Windows 11 ISOs for consumers, enterprise and those in China.
Google Pixel Fold delayed as talk of a reveal at the Pixel 6 launch event circulate
According to reports, Google has delayed its first foldable smartphone project, codenamed Passport. The handset is expected to utilise the Google Tensor SoC, along with a 7.6-inch foldable display. Google is tipped to tease the Pixel Fold at its Pixel 6 series launch event later this year, though.
Samsung confirms that One UI will soon be an advertisement free OS
Samsung has announced that it is removing advertisements from all One UI stock apps. The change will occur later this year and will apply to services such as Samsung Music, Samsung Pay and Samsung Weather. Ultimately, they should never have been there in the first place.
Banana Pi BPI-M2S: A Raspberry Pi alternative with two Gigabit Ethernet ports, ARM Cortex-A73 cores and LPDDR4 RAM
Banana Pi has revealed a new single-board computer. The BPI-M2S has an Amlogic A311D SoC containing ARM Cortex-A73 cores, LPDDR4 RAM and a 40-pin GPIO connector for compatibility with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem. The SBC has two Gigabit Ethernet ports too.
Intel NUC X15 Gaming Laptop on the horizon with up to an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 240 Hz display
According to a new leak, Intel is currently developing a gaming laptop called the NUC X15. The machine will feature up to a 1440p and 240 Hz display, powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 or RTX 3070 GPUs. The NUC X15 will have two M.2 SSDs drive bays, too.
Apple iPad mini 6 leaks again with a tweaked design compared to the iPad Air 4
The upcoming iPad mini 6 has shown itself again, this time in an aluminium mockup. The tablet is expected to feature uniform and slim bezels, Touch ID within its power button and strangely-placed volume buttons.
Initial Xiaomi Mi 12T and Redmi K50 information emerges with a 120 Hz display touted
According to a report, the Mi 12T and Redmi K50 could be very similar devices. The Mi 12T may have a few advantages over the Redmi K50 though, including OIS.
Xiaomi Mi Band 6 NFC arrives at Italian certification agency ahead of probable European release
Xiaomi has only released the Mi Band 6 NFC in China so far, with the non-NFC model the sole option for fans outside of the company's home market. A new certification suggests that Xiaomi could be about to bring the Mi Band 6 NFC to more markets, though.
Nurabuds: Subscription-only earbuds launch for US$5 per month
Nura has released the Nurabuds, a pair of TWS earbuds that seem fairly unremarkable. However, they are only available with a Nuranow subscription, priced at US$5 per month.
Zeblaze GTR 2: New smartwatch launches globally for US$49.99
Zeblaze has started selling the GTR 2, a successor to the affordable GTR. The 44 mm smartwatch has a 1.28-inch display, a Bluetooth 5.0 modem and is compatible with Android or iOS devices.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 official unboxing showcases the device's colossal box and 120 W charger
The Mi Mix 4 is flying off the shelves at the moment, with Xiaomi unable to produce enough of them. If you can get your hands on one, then you will be presented with an enormous box and a charger that can fully replenish the device in 15 minutes.
Xiaomi Mi 12 tipped to utilise a next-generation Samsung display also destined for the Galaxy S22 series
According to reports, Xiaomi has sourced displays from Samsung for the Mi 12, its next-generation flagship smartphone series. Apparently, the Chinese company has settled on the Samsung E5, an AMOLED display that will also be found in the Galaxy S22 series.
First Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 teardown video reveals some of the foldable smartphone's secrets
The first teardown video of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 has appeared online, showcasing some of the changes that Samsung has made this year. Sadly, the foldable smartphone remains as tricky to repair as its predecessor.
Fossil Gen 6: Smartwatch leaks again with a familiar design, an outdated SoC and probably Wear OS 2, but it could still be the best Wear OS device for Android fans
The Fossil Gen 6 has leaked again, this time revealing its design and multiple specifications. The smartwatch will be available in 42 mm and 44 mm sizes with GPS support. A Snapdragon Wear 4100+ and Wear OS 2 at launch will not set the world alight, though.
The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro becomes the latest device to receive MIUI 12.5 Enhanced
Xiaomi has upgraded the Redmi K30 Pro to MIUI 12.5 Enhanced, the latest version of the company's smartphone OS. The Redmi K30 Pro, also known as the POCO F2 Pro in other markets, is one of a dozen devices to receive MIUI 12.5 Enhanced initially before Xiaomi commences a broader rollout later this year.
Tiger Canyon Porcoolpine: Fanless version of the Intel NUC 11 Pro is orderable for US$679
The Tiger Canyon Porcoolpine is an Intel NUC 11 Pro, albeit a fanless version. The mini-PC is available in multiple configurations starting at US$679. The Tiger Canyon Porcoolpine can be configured with various Intel Tiger Lake processors, up to 64 GB of RAM and 16 TB of storage.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.3 is the most significant update for the game yet with over 33 GB of fixes, changes and improvements
CDPR has left fans waiting a while, but it has finally delivered a new update for Cyberpunk 2077. Patch 1.3 contains over 500 fixes and changes, such as the ability to reallocate Perk points and a better minimap when driving. Cyberpunk 2077's latest patch also includes a few 'free DLCs' too.
The AYN Odin is an Android-based handheld with up to Snapdragon 845 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
The AYN Odin features a 5.98-inch and 1080p display, along with LPDDR4x RAM and UFS 2.1 storage. The machine will be available in three models, starting with the US$165 Odin Lite. The AYN Odin will be available in multiple colours, too.
PineNote: PINE64 reveals a 10.1-inch e-ink tablet for US$399 with a stylus and case
PINE64 has introduced the PineNote, a high-quality but affordable tablet with an e-ink display. The PineNote will start shipping later this year for US$399 with a stylus and case included.
ASUS N5105I-IM-A: A fanless single-board computer with an Intel Jasper Lake processor
ASUS has introduced a single-board computer with an Intel Jasper Lake processor. The N5105I-IM-A follows the Mini-ITX form factor and is fanless thanks to a large copper heatsink.
ViewSonic VP2756: Two 27-inch monitors announced with Pantone Validation from US$369.99
The ViewSonic VP2756-2K and VP2756-4K are two Pantone validated monitors with multiple display inputs and USB connectivity. The pair also feature two speakers and low Delta E deviations.
Google is trialling facial gesture controls in Android 12; feature could be available to older smartphones too
Google is testing a new accessibility feature as part of Android 12, and it could change how you interact with your smartphone. So far, Android 12 recognises six movements, including raising your eyebrows and open your mouth.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series supports the desktop mode from the Mi Mix Fold
It turns out that Xiaomi's latest tablets support a desktop mode, first seen in the Mi Mix Fold. The mode makes the Mi Pad 5 and Mi Pad 5 Pro easier to use in many ways, especially with a keyboard and mouse.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced: Xiaomi confirms that more devices will receive the OS update in second and third batches
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced will arrive on more than 12 devices, Xiaomi has confirmed. The OS update will reach all handsets in Xiaomi's first batch by August 27, which includes the Mi 11 Ultra. Second and third batches will eventually follow, too.
Google Pixel 5a 5G launched with some surprising changes
Google has announced the Pixel 5a 5G, the successor to last year's Pixel 4a 5G. The Pixel 5a 5G has a larger display than its predecessor, a metal body, the biggest battery of any Pixel smartphone and is IP67 certified. The Snapdragon 765G has returned, but the spectral and flicker sensor has not.
Bose QuietComfort 45 pricing leaks with two colour options to choose from
It appears that Bose is on the verge of announcing the QuietComfort 45, its next-generation ANC headphones. The QC45 will launch in two colours for US$329, along with a revised design, USB Type-C charging and up to 24 hours of battery life.
The Fitbit Sense is now available in a new colour and with more accessories
Fitbit has unveiled new band options for its Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches. Nine new bands are available, including two that Fitbit has called leather scrunchies. The Fitbit Sense is now available with a silver stainless steel watch body, along with a Sage Grey watch band.
Google seemingly confirms Pixel 5a 5G pricing as marketing video leaks
It seems that Google is close to announcing the Pixel 5a 5G, another mid-range smartphone for the company. Not only has SoftBank published a marketing video of the device, but Google has implied how much the handset costs too, at least in the US.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 LHR graphics cards receive a 40% crypto mining performance boost with updated tool
NVIDIA's Lite Hash Rate algorithm has been broken again, but not by the company itself this time. Instead, a new version of NBMiner has improved the mining performance of GeForce RTX 30 LHR cards by up to 40%, bringing them closer to their theoretical peak hash rates. NBMiner 39.0 is compatible with NVIDIA's latest graphics drivers on Linux and Windows.
Refreshed Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite specifications emerge with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 778 SoC and an under-display selfie camera
According to a report, Xiaomi is readying two new Mi 11 Lite models, both with Snapdragon 778 SoCs. The pair will also have 1080p displays, albeit with different refresh rates. One model may have an under-display selfie camera, too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 series mass production to start in the middle of 2022
According to new reports, NVIDIA's Hopper architecture could tape out at the start of 2022, or late 2021 at an early estimate. Meanwhile, mass production of GeForce RTX 40 series GPUs is expected to start in the middle of next year, so an autumn or winter 2022 release could be on the cards for NVIDIA's next-generation graphics cards.
AMD confirms Navi 31 and Navi 33 development of next-generation graphics cards
AMD may have just launched another RDNA 2-based graphics card, but it has already confirmed that it is working on next-generation models. The Navi 3X series is not due until deep into 2022, mind you.
Lu Weibing points to multiple bottlenecks holding back Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 production; Mi Pad 5 to arrive in Europe next month
The Mi Pad 5 may arrive in Europe as early as September, albeit possibly without the Mi Pad 5 Pro. On the other hand, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing asserts that several factors are preventing Xiaomi from producing as many Mi Mix 4 handsets as possible.
GPD XP: Android-based gaming handheld presented with a modular controller and LTE support
The GPD XP is the company's latest gaming handheld, but it will not compete against the AYA NEO, ONEXPLAYER or the Steam Deck. Instead, the GPD XP will face off against gaming smartphones, with the advantage of having a modular controller.
MIUI 12.5 Enhanced Edition tipped to reach global handsets next month as it arrives on the Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro and Redmi K30S Ultra
Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5 Enhanced to some smartphones. The latest version of Xiaomi's OS makes some minor adjustments from MIUI 12.5 and will be available on a dozen devices. Xiaomi is expected to release MIUI 12.5 Enhanced globally, too.
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT is an Ethereum miner's dream with 32 MH/s at 55 W
Ethereum miners have been drawn to NVIDIA's GeForce RTX 30 series cards, but AMD now has a compelling option in the shape of the Radeon RX 6600 XT. The Navi 23 card is twice as efficient as a GeForce RTX 3060, thanks to a 32 MH/s hash rate at 55 W.
Honor Watch GS 3 presented with an industry-leading PPG heart rate monitor
Honor has unveiled the Watch GS 3, a stylish smartwatch that will be available in three colours. Reputedly, the Watch GS 3 has an industry-leading heart rate sensor too, although many details are up in the air currently.
Honor Magic 3 series confirmed to receive at least two major Android updates with Google Mobile Services
Honor and Huawei have gone their separate ways, allowing the former to include Google Mobile Services (GMS) on its latest flagship smartphones. The company has confirmed that the Magic 3, Magic 3 Pro and Magic 3 Pro Plus will receive at least two Android OS updates, too.
Microsoft releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.132 with new Snipping Tool, Calculator and Mail and Calendar apps
Microsoft is distributing another Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, a week on from Build 22000.120. Build 22000.132 refines a few features, including the Snipping Tool, and addresses half of dozen bugs to boot.
Battlefield 2042: Gameplay footage of new multiplayer shooter leaks
Electronic Arts may be four months off from releasing Battlefield 2042, but gameplay footage has already leaked. Taken during a technical playtest, the footage shows multiple aspects of the upcoming triple-A title, including one of its huge maps.
No YouTube Music: Google confirms the state of new apps and services coming to older Wear OS 2 smartwatches
Google will not be bringing YouTube Music or its updated Google Maps app to Wear OS 2 smartwatches. Instead, older Wear OS devices will receive overhauled Google Pay and Messages apps. Thankfully, Spotify has come through with offline playlist support for Wear OS 2 smartwatches.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are not the fresh start that Wear OS needs
The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic may be running Wear OS 3 under their One UI Watch 3 UI, but you must have a Samsung smartphone to use ECG and BP functionality. The new smartwatches are also incompatible with the Wear OS app, and they will not work at all with an iPhone or a recent Huawei device.
The AYA NEO 2021 PRO is now purchasable, but from over US$1,200
AYA has started selling its NEO 2021 PRO console through its website. The AYA NEO 2021 PRO is available in Dark Star, Light Moon and Retro Power colour schemes, which all cost more than US$1,200. All models come with a Ryzen 7 4800U, a 1 TB SSD and 16 GB of RAM, too.
A leak reveals a new Gigabyte AORUS gaming laptop with a powerful Intel Alder Lake processor and DDR5 RAM
A new entry on UserBenchmark shows that Gigabyte has a new AORUS 17G gaming laptop in development with an Intel Alder Lake processor containing 14 cores and 20 threads. The machine also has DDR5 RAM clocked at 4,800 MHz.
The NVIDIA RTX A2000 is the most compact and frugal Ampere graphics card to date
NVIDIA has unveiled a new workstation graphics card that is not only small, but also economical. As such, even compact computers can benefit from NVIDIA's most advanced technologies, including AI acceleration through dedicated Tensor cores and ray tracing.
Microsoft Surface Book 4 rumoured to feature a non-detachable, 14-inch and high-refresh-rate display with NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs
According to a new report, Microsoft is readying a next-generation Surface Book, albeit one that could be unrecognisable from the Surface Book 3. Reputedly, the next Surface Book may not be called a Surface Book at all, and will not have a detachable display. It will have a high-refresh-rate 14-inch screen, though.
New details about Intel Alder Lake-M and Alder Lake-P processors emerge
The latest Coreboot update has provided concrete details about the power limits of Intel's 12 generation laptop processors. While some of the company's Alder Lake processors will have a 45 W TDP, they will be able to consume up to 215 W in the short term. Alder Lake should offer Tiger Lake levels of efficiency, though.
Apple will be TSMC's first customer with access to its 3 nm nodes
Supply chain sources have provided more details about TSMC's roadmap for future nodes. Apparently, TSMC hopes to start mass-producing its 3 nm node starting next year, and Apple will be its first customer to benefit.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera and modem hardware revealed by Android 12 Beta 4
The latest Android 12 beta has revealed more details about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. According to several sources, Android 12 Beta 4 contains references to the Samsung ISOCELL GN1 and the Exynos Modem 5123, which are both destined for the Pixel 6 series.
Android 12 Beta 4 arrives with a new feature and a slew of bug fixes
Google has rolled out Android 12 Beta 4, following on from last month's Beta 3.1. The latest beta contains Google's final Android 12 APIs and 31 SDK, along with over two dozen bug fixes. Beta 4 only adds one feature to Android 12 though, and it is a fairly minor one.
Samsung hints at a surprising update for the Galaxy Watch 3
The Galaxy Watch 3 may yet receive an upgrade to One UI Watch 3, Samsung's version of Wear OS 3. Samsung thinks so, at any rate, as it has stated as much in a new advert.
HP unveils the Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One, a Chrome OS desktop with a rotating display and Intel Comet Lake-U processors
HP has announced the Chromebase 21.5-inch All-in-One Desktop, the first Chromebase AiO with a rotating display. HP's effort is available with up to 16 GB of RAM, a Core i3-10110U and a 256 GB NVMe SSD.
HP announces the Chromebook x2 11 with an 11-inch display, a Snapdragon 7c, 4G LTE and 11 hours of quoted battery life
HP has unveiled the Chromebook x2 11, a new tablet running Chrome OS. The device has a 3:2 and 1,440p display, a Snapdragon 7c SoC and 8 GB of RAM. Supposedly, the Chromebook x2 11 will last up to 11 hours between charges, too.
HarmonyOS 2.0 receives a new multi-camera feature in its latest update
Huawei is slowly expanding HarmonyOS 2.0, having released the OS to over 65 devices so far. The company's latest update adds some interesting features, including a new multi-camera mode.
Chuwi reveals the LarkBook X with a 16:10 display and a thin design
Chuwi has released initial details and pictures of its latest laptop, the LarkBook X. The device has a 2K and 16:10 display, along with a 10 mm thick chassis. A 6 W processor will probably hold the LarkBook X back, though.
Razer Zephyr: Razer seeks beta testers for 'the smartest face mask in the world'
Razer has redesigned and re-named Project Hazel, its high-tech face mask. The project is now Zephyr, and it will arrive next quarter. Razer is recruiting beta testers for the Zephyr, too.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 renders highlight a problem with the upcoming foldable smartphone's design
This year, Microsoft is expected to release a next-generation Surface Duo, building on the underwhelming original Surface Duo. New renders based on leaked photos have highlighted an issue with Microsoft's new design, which may affect how people using the foldable smartphone.
Parallels Desktop 17 brings Windows 11 to Apple Macs, including those with M1 Silicon
Parallels Desktop 17 is here, and it allows Windows 11 to be installed on Mac hardware. Windows 11 even runs on the Apple M1 chipset, and without removing macOS. Linux and Windows supposedly run up to 38% faster on the latest version of Parallels Desktop, too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series prices continue to drop, but AMD Radeon RX 6000 cards are on the rise again
The downward trend of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series prices continues, having seemingly peaked sometime in May. By contrast, the cost of AMD Radeon RX 6000 series cards is rising, excluding the RX 6600 XT. Unfortunately, AMD and NVIDIA's desktop graphics cards remain well above MSRP.
Huawei has already updated 65 devices to HarmonyOS 2.0
Huawei has hardly announced any smartphones in 2021, but that has not stopped it from delivering software updates. Now, the company states that it has delivered HarmonyOS 2.0 to over 65 Honor and Huawei devices in China, including the Mate 40 and Mate 30 series.
AYA NEO 2021 PRO revealed with an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U, a 2 TB SSD and an exorbitant price to match
AYA has announced more upgrades for the NEO, its first console. The NEO 2021 PRO features an upgraded APU, more storage and a retro-looking special edition model. The upgrades come at a price though, literally.
Samsung Exynos W920 launches as the first 5 nm wearable SoC ahead of Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic unveiling
Samsung has unveiled the Exynos W920, its latest crack at a wearable chipset. The Exynos W920 is the first 5 nm SoC for wearables and supposedly offers a significant improvement in CPU and GPU performance compared to the Exynos 9110.
Fossil begins teasing its next Wear OS smartwatch
Fossil has confirmed the name of its next smartwatch, and the first in a year. The Gen 6 will debut in the autumn and will be 'way more way faster' than its predecessors.
Valve and AMD working to bring Windows 11 to the Steam Deck as handheld impresses in initial hands-on videos
Valve has revealed new details about the Steam Deck, including the console's expected performance when docked. Early hands-on videos have offered a glimpse at what framerates we should expect from the first RDNA 2-based handheld console, too.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild recreated with Google Maps-style Street View
A fan of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has developed a website with a Google maps overview of the game. The interactive map not only provides a birds-eye view of Hyrule, but also 'Street View' panorama shots of multiple in-game locations.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 enter mass production with M1X SoCs and mini LED displays
According to new supply chain information, Apple has started mass producing its next MacBook Pros, presumed to be new 14-inch and 16-inch models. Apparently, the company will produce over 10 million units before the end of the year, which should all feature M1X SoCs and mini LED displays.
MSI Summit E16 Flip: 120 Hz and 16-inch laptop upgraded to an Intel Core i7-1195G7 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti
MSI announced the E16 Flip at CES 2021, but it has upgraded the machine with newer processor and GPU options. While the 120 Hz display remains, the device is now available with up to a Core i7-1195G7 and a GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
T.Book MN48H: T.Bao brings the power of an AMD Ryzen 7 4800H to a mini-PC for US$799.99
The T.Book MN48H is a new mini-PC with plenty going for it. Not only does it have replaceable RAM and storage, it includes a 45 W APU with 8 Renoir cores. The Ryzen 7 4800H includes a powerful GPU as integrated options go, too.
Apple starts selling Radeon Pro W6000 series MPX modules and confirms compatibility with existing Mac Pro machines
Radeon Pro W6000 series MPX modules are now available to order for existing Mac Pro machines. Unsurprisingly, the proprietary GPUs are expensive and are incompatible with some existing Mac Pro configurations.
New Mac mini schematics leak with a refreshed and slimmer design
While Apple has overhauled the iMac and MacBook Pro series in the last decade, the same cannot be said for the Mac mini. Leaked schematics suggest that this could be about to change with the next model, which is also said to feature an Apple M1X SoC.
Xiaomi teases keyboard support, packaging and a new audio system for Mi Pad 5 series as marketing render and an official case leaks
The Mi Pad 5 series is almost here, with Xiaomi having teased more details about its upcoming tablets ahead of their impending unveiling. A marketing render has also leaked, as has an official case for at least of the three tablets that Xiaomi is expected to launch.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's Tensor SoC is a Samsung Exynos 9855
Google claims to have been developing its Tensor SoC for four years, having moved away from Qualcomm for the Pixel 6 series. A new report alleges that Tensor is an Exynos 9855, a tweaked version of the Exynos 2100 that Samsung uses in the Galaxy S21 series.
Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.120 arrives for the Dev and Beta channels with bug fixes aplenty
Microsoft has started rolling out its fourth Windows 11 Insider Preview Build, and the first for the Dev and Beta channels simultaneously. Build 22000.120 is light on new features, but it addresses countless bugs from Build 22000.100.
Xiaomi teases new OLED TV generation with NVIDIA G-SYNC support ahead of August 10 unveiling
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be unveiling a new TV on August 10, its second-generation OLED following last year's Mi TV Master series. Described as 'impeccable' by Xiaomi, the company has teased that the TV supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, hinting at something special being on the horizon.
Xiaomi confirms Mi Pad 5 series launch in teaser as hands-on image leaks
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will be launching not only the Mi Mix 4 and a new OLED TV next week, but also the long-awaited Mi Pad 5 series. The tablets are expected to be sold globally too, with a hands-on image having already leaked of at least one model.
Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 appears in leaked poster and on Geekbench with 12 GB of RAM
Xiaomi may be days away from revealing the Mi Mix 4, but the device has leaked on Geekbench in multiple listings. Also, a marketing poster is circulating online that appears to show the device's camera arrangement and its almost bezel-less display.
Google Pixel 5a launch date reportedly set with a US$50 lower price tag than the Pixel 4a (5G)
According to a new report, Google has set the Pixel 5a's launch date for later this month. Supposedly arriving on August 26, the upcoming mid-range smartphone will debut for US$50 less than the Pixel 4a (5G) did last year.
The AMD Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G desktop APUs are finally available to purchase, albeit for Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X prices
AMD has released the Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G for public consumption, months after the company launched the Ryzen 5 5600X and Ryzen 7 5800X. Despite being based on Cezanne cores, AMD has priced the Ryzen 5 5600G and Ryzen 7 5700G almost on par with their Vermeer-based siblings.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic product slides leak ahead of August 11 unveiling
Multiple Galaxy Watch 4 series product slides have leaked online. The slides offer a considerable amount of details about the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, which will both be available in two sizes. The slides also provide another look at One UI Watch, the replacement for Tizen.
Galaxy Buds 2: Spec sheet, product slides and hands-on photos leak for Samsung's next premium TWS earbuds
Samsung may not have announced the Galaxy Buds 2 yet, but someone has already purchased a pair. Separately, product slides for the upcoming TWS earbuds have been published by WalkingCat, which outline their battery life and auto-switching between Samsung devices, among other details.
Smaller and non-touch Samsung Chromebook appears at the FCC with an Intel Jasper Lake processor
A new Samsung Chromebook has made its way to the FCC, and it shares many similarities with the recent Galaxy Chromebook Go. While the unreleased model also has an Intel Jasper Lake processor, it has a smaller 11.6-inch display, along with no touchscreen element.
Apple AirTags used to demonstrate the illegal disposal of homeless people's property in Portland
A lawyer has used Apple AirTags to demonstrate that Portland authorities have been illegally disposing of homeless people's belongings. The location tags were attached to 16 items, including a French press.
Samsung Galaxy A52s reaches the FCC ahead of release as marketing renders leak
Samsung is close to announcing the Galaxy A52s, it seems. Not only has the device turned up at the FCC, but it has been leaked by Roland Quandt. The upcoming device is the spitting image of its predecessor, albeit with some additional horsepower beneath its colourful exterior.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4: New carrier board turns the CM4 into a mini router with an aluminium heatsink
Seeedstudio has released a new carrier board for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4, allowing the device to be used as a mini router. Accordingly, the accessory brings multiple physical connections to the CM4, including dual Gigabit Ethernet and USB Type-C. The Dual Gigabit Carrier Board has a built-in aluminium heatsink too, which should keep the carrier board and CM4 cool under sustained load.
With Amazon Alexa: Cubot releases a budget smartwatch with voice assistant integration and 5 ATM waterproofing for under US$55
The Cubot ID206 looks an awful lot like an Apple Watch, albeit with Amazon Alexa integration. The ID206 has a heart rate sensor too, along with a 1.7-inch display and 5 ATM waterproofing. The sub-US$55 smartwatch is available in two colours, too.
InkPad Lite: PocketBook presents a new large eReader presented at a low price
PocketBook will soon start selling the InkPad Lite, a relatively large eReader with an adjustable backlight. Apparently, the 9.7-inch device will debut in the autumn for under US$300, but its display may not be up to the quality of its competitors.
Pico 2G: Expansion board adds cellular and GPS support to the Raspberry Pi Pico
A new expansion board extends the Raspberry Pi Pico with cellular and GPS connectivity. Data transfer rates should be enough for many applications, and the board even includes a small LCD screen for good measure. A 4G version is available, also.
Zeblaze Stratos: GPS smartwatch with a barometer, compass, GPS and 5 ATM water resistance starts globally for US$79.99
The Zeblaze Stratos is a rugged smartwatch with plenty of features for its budget launch price of US$79.99. Not only does the device support multiple GPS modes, over 120 exercise modes and SpO2 monitoring, but it also has a 1.32-inch display and 5 ATM water resistance. Zeblaze claims that the Stratos should last up to 25 days between charges, too.
Two Sony PlayStation 5 development kits show up on eBay with different designs
Two PlayStation 5 development kits have surfaced on eBay. Removed a few hours after they were listed, the pair differ drastically in their designs. It seems that Sony distributed special DualSense controllers to developers, too.
Sony stops the bizarre McDonald's PlayStation 5 DualSense controller at the last moment
Fast-food behemoth McDonald's has developed a curious DualSense controller covered in a Big Mac and fries livery. Apparently, Sony was unimpressed by the custom PlayStation 5 controller, because it has prevented the controller from being released.
T.Book MN45: AMD Ryzen 5 4500U-powered mini-PC launches with upgradeable RAM and storage
The T.Book MN45 combines an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU with DDR4 RAM and M.2 2280 NVMe SSD. The mini-PC may fit in your hand, but it has upgradable RAM, storage and plenty of ports.
Apple reduces almost all prices in the App Store across multiple markets
Apple has announced that it has reduced prices in the App Store within the European Union for all apps and in-app purchases, but not for automatically renewed subscriptions. Comparable price reductions also apply in South Africa and the UK.
Honor X20 5G: Teasers and leaks reveal a mid-range smartphone with 120 Hz display and a Dimensity 900 chipset
On August 12, Honor plans not only to unveil the Magic3, a flagship handset, but also the Honor X20 5G. The upcoming mid-range smartphone of the former Huawei subsidiary has already leaked and has been teased by Honor directly. A retailer listing has confirmed many specifications for the Honor X20 5G, too.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro official wallpapers revealed; display resolutions deciphered
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will come with a dozen exclusive wallpapers influenced by Google's new 'Material You' design language. All hide the new centred-notch in various ways, although none are live wallpapers. The wallpapers also reveal the resolutions of both Pixel 6 series smartphones.
LG UltraFine OLED Pro: The world's first 32-inch OLED and 4K monitor is now available and is cheaper than expected
LG has finally brought the UltraFine OLED Pro to market, the world's first 32-inch OLED monitor. The 32EP950 is cheaper than expected too, coming in at €750 less than LG originally stated it would launch for.
Apple now sells the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID without an iMac, but only for Apple Silicon hardware
Apple has finally started selling the Magic Keyboard with Touch ID separately, and with an optional numeric keypad. However, the new keyboard has limited compatibility, is expensive, and only comes in one colour.
Apple upgrades the Mac Pro with new AMD graphics cards that deliver up to four Navi 21 GPUs and 128 GB of GDDR6 VRAM
Apple and AMD have announced new Radeon PRO graphics cards for the Mac Pro. Only the Radeon Pro W6800X and Radeon PRO W6900X are available, but the Mac Pro can now be configured with up to four GPUs for a total of 128 GB of GDDR6 VRAM and 120 Compute Units per graphics card.
Chuwi HiPad Pro: Android 11 tablet is now purchasable with a detachable keyboard and pen
Chuwi has started selling the HiPad Pro, its latest Android tablet. The 10.8-inch device is relatively affordable too, in part thanks to its mid-range Qualcomm SoC. The HiPad Pro is available to order now with a keyboard, pen or both.
ONEXPLAYER: One-Netbook starts selling its large handheld outside of Indiegogo for over US$1,200
One-Netbook has brought the ONEXPLAYER to AliExpress, following its successful crowdfunding campaign. The 8.4-inch handheld has a 1600p display and is available with a Core i5-1135G7 or a Core i7-1165G7, albeit from over US$1,200.
Google confirms which countries will receive the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Google may have announced the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro to the world, but only a few countries will receive the flagship smartphones. Unfortunately, the Pixel 6 series will be available in fewer countries than the Pixel 4a (5G) and Pixel 5.
European prices for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, Galaxy Z Flip 3, Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic and Galaxy Buds 2 revealed
We may be a little over a week away from Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, but Evan Blass has discovered European prices for all of the company's upcoming hardware. As expected, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 are cheaper than their predecessors, as is the Galaxy Buds 2. The Galaxy Watch 4 series will start at €279, too.
New ASUS ProArt StudioBook 16 revealed with powerful AMD and NVIDIA hardware
Retailers have shared details for a new ASUS ProArt StudioBook with a 16-inch display. ASUS has paired the 16:10 OLED panel with an AMD Ryzen 9 APU, a 90 Wh battery and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. The 16-inch device will support upgradable RAM, too.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series to feature new 50 MP camera; first 200 MP ISOCELL sensor arriving in September
According to reports, Samsung will launch two new flagship ISOCELL camera sensors next month. Apparently, Samsung will distribute a long-awaited 200 MP camera sensor to its partners, such as Xiaomi, along with a 50 MP sensor that is also destined for the Galaxy S22 series.
Forthcoming Mobvoi and Fossil Group smartwatches will not launch with Wear OS 3
Google has revealed that upcoming Wear OS smartwatches from Mobvoi, Fossil and its subsidiaries will not launch with its 'new unified platform'. Instead, new models will only receive Wear OS 3 next year, unlike those released by Fitbit and Samsung.
Microsoft launches Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22000.100 with more changes, improvements and bug fixes
Microsoft has released its latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build to the Programme's Dev Channel. Build 22000.100 introduces multiple changes and improvements to Windows 11, but it contains over a dozen known issues. The new build does address even more issues from Build 22000.71, though.
Wear OS 3: Google confirms its new unified platform ditches all but two existing smartwatches
Google has confirmed which existing smartwatches will receive Wear OS 3, its 'new unified platform'. Only the TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 are eligible, leaving the likes of the Fossil Gen 5, Gen 5E, Oppo Watch and Suunto 7 behind. Neither of Mobvoi's latest smartwatches will receive Wear OS until deep into 2022, either.
POCO F3 GT: Xiaomi launches its next cheap gaming smartphone with a 120 Hz AMOLED display and maglev triggers
Xiaomi has officially unveiled its latest gaming smartphone, the POCO F3 GT. The device features a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC, a 120 Hz and AMOLED display, along with four cameras and support for 67 W fast charging.
Intel NUC 11 Extreme: Beast Canyon mini gaming PC can now be pre-ordered with up to a Core i9-11900KB processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs
The Intel NUC 11 Extreme may have an 8-litre chassis, but it can house up to an Intel Core i9-11900KB processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 GPU. The fastest NUC yet can finally be pre-ordered too, and in multiple configurations.
Cytron launches the Maker Pi RP2040, a cheap developer board with a Raspberry Pi microcontroller
The Maker Pi RP2040 is a particularly inexpensive developer board that is suitable for realising your own robotics projects. The Maker Pi goes for US$9.90 and features numerous connections.
Huawei MateStation S: Desktop PC with an AMD Ryzen 5 4600G comes to Europe for under €600
The MateStation S is the first desktop PC that Huawei has brought to Europe, having already released other models in China. The MateStation S features a Zen 2 CPU, comes with a 23.8-inch display and retails for €599. The MateStation S is relatively compact, too.
Apple will only sell 5G-capable iPhones from next year onwards
According to a report, Apple is moving its entire iPhone product stack to 5G modems from next year. Undoubtedly, Apple will continue to sell regional variants, including models in the US with 5G mmWave antennas. The change will finally bring 5G connectivity to the iPhone SE, too.
Fossil bills its next smartwatch as the 'best possible' for the Wear OS ecosystem
Fossil wants to launch the 'best possible' smartwatch later this year, or 'best possible' considering the constraints of Wear OS at any rate. Presumably, Fossil means the Gen 6, which it has teased will run not only Wear OS 3.0, but also hardware from Qualcomm.
Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 prices leak again; dbrand is already selling skins for upcoming Samsung foldable
It will be a few weeks before Samsung's next-generation folding flagships arrive, but a European retailer is already listing the devices on its website. Similarly, dbrand is already taking pre-orders for Galaxy Z Fold 3 skins, and has confirmed three model colours in the process.
Radxa ROCK 3A: New Raspberry Pi-sized single-board computer arrives with two M.2 slots at an affordable price
The ROCK 3A is another single-board computer by Radxa, which has released the Zero, an upgraded Pi 4 Plus and the Pi X in the last year alone. The ROCK 3A features a Rockchip RK3568 SoC, up to 8 GB of RAM, and dual M.2 slots for adding an NVMe SSD and a Wi-Fi module. The Radxa ROCK 3A is relatively cheap, too.
DevTerm Kit: ClockworkPi prepares to deliver its extravagant handheld based on a Raspberry Pi
According to ClockworkPi, the DevTerm will be delivered imminently, despite months of delays. The company has now demonstrated its portable Raspberry Pi and thermal printer in greater detail, too.
Beelink SEi 8 launches with an Intel Core i5-8279U from US$479
The SEi 8279U is a new mini-PC from Beelink. The built-in Intel Core i5-8279U should help the machine pack a punch, despite its compact dimensions. The mini-PC is available with up to 16 GB of RAM and a 512 GB SSD, but it starts at just US$479 with less RAM and storage.
A new smartwatch sensor can measure blood sugar, hydration, alcohol and blood pressure levels
Smartwatches could soon be capable of measuring blood sugar, blood pressure, blood alcohol and hydration levels. The innovations come courtesy of Rockley Photonics, which has announced a biometric sensor that is small enough to fit within a smartwatch chassis.
The AMD Radeon RX 6600 and Radeon RX 6600 XT may launch in different months; first Navi 23 card due on August 11
According to reports, AMD plans to launch at least one Radeon RX 6600 series card in three weeks. Rumour has it that the company will unveil two cards, both based on its new Navi 23 GPU. The Radeon RX 6600 may arrive a few months later than the RX 6600 XT, though.
Nintendo Switch: Joy-Con drift errors can be fixed quickly and reliably with cardboard
A YouTuber has shown how to fix Joy-Con drift, a common issue of many Nintendo Switch controllers. A little manual skill is required, but the fix is easy to carry out and reliable.
Sony HT-A7000: New flagship soundbar presented with HDMI 2.1, Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2
Sony's latest soundbar packs plenty of features, including HDMI 2.1, Dolby Atmos and AirPlay 2. Hence, the HT-A7000 could be an excellent option for pairing with a PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X without compromising on sound.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT benchmark results and photos leak ahead of expected August launch
Supposedly, AMD plans to launch the Radeon RX 6600 XT in a few weeks, with the card serving as a debut for the company's Navi 23 GPU. Now, the first benchmark results and photos of a Radeon RX 6600 XT have leaked, which give a positive impression of the upcoming Navi 23-based card.
Intel Core i9-12900K benchmark leak puts the Alder Lake-S way beyond the capabilities of the AMD Ryzen 9 5950X while embarrassing the Core i9-11900K and Core i9-10900K
Based on leaked benchmark results, the Core i9-12900K will be more competition to AMD than the Core i9-11900K has been. Supposedly, the Core i9-12900K outscores the Ryzen 9 5950X by up to 25% and the Core i9-11900K by over 90%.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S re-released in a striking new colourway
Xiaomi has announced a new colour variant of the Redmi Note 10S. Called Starlight Purple, the colour extends to the device's frame and has an eye-catching back panel.
Samsung confirms the launch date of the Odyssey Neo G9, its latest 49-inch curved gaming monitor that has a 2,000 nit mini LED panel
It may have taken Samsung over four months, but it has finally revealed the launch date of its revised 49-inch curved gaming monitor. The Odyssey Neo G9, previously called the Odyssey G9 2021, will arrive before the end of the month. Its launch price remains unknown.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Mi 9 Lite grab MIUI 12.5 globally, Mi 9 receives new OS in Europe
MIUI 12.5 has arrived on the Redmi Note 7, Mi 9 Lite and Mi 9 in more regions. The OS update does not bring Android 11 to the Redmi Note 7 though, unfortunately.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation reveals details on its next single-board computers, including PCIe support
In an interview, CEO and Pi Foundation founder Eben Upton has revealed the company's intentions for future single-board computers. Apparently, the Pi Foundation has the Raspberry Pi 4A and Raspberry Pi 5 in the pipeline, along with new a Raspberry Pi touchscreen display.
Google launches Pixel 4 XL battery repair programme in some countries
Google has launched a free battery repair programme for the Pixel 4 XL. The programme affords the Pixel 4 XL an additional year of coverage, albeit only in a handful of countries.
Bose QuietComfort 45 design leaks with minor changes compared to the QuietComfort 35 II
The FCC has revealed the design of the QuietComfort 45, Bose's long-awaited successor to the QC35 II. The QC45 features minor external changes compared to its predecessor, including removing micro-USB charging and a new colourway.
Intel hints at Windows 11 RTM date as Microsoft rolls out another Insider Preview
Microsoft has issued a new Windows 11 Insider Preview for devices operating on the Dev channel of the Windows Insider Programme. An Intel support document has provided the first concrete evidence of when Windows 11 will RTM, too.
GPD Win Max 2021: Pre-orders to start this month for AMD Ryzen 7 4800U or Intel Core i7-1185G7-powered handheld
GPD will begin accepting pre-orders for the Win Max 2021 from later this month. The revised handheld system will offer up to an AMD Ryzen 7 4800U or an Intel Core i7-1185G7, which both pack powerful integrated GPUs. GPD has provided some expected framerate differences in triple-A games between the two CPUs, too.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 receives its final allotted update, leaving the Mi A3 as Xiaomi's last active Android One smartphone
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has received its last Android security patch, three years after Xiaomi released the handset. Now, only the Mi A3 carries the candle for Xiaomi's Android One smartphones, albeit only until 2022.
Mark Gurman offers up more details about the launch date of the MacBook Pro with an Apple M1X and a mini LED display
The next-generation MacBook Pro could be one of the most exciting laptops released this year, if various rumours and leaks are anything to go by. Mark Gurman has now updated his followers on a prospective release date for the rumoured MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16, too.
Google Pixel 6 & Pixel 6 Pro: Display resolutions and front-facing cameras details of upcoming Android flagships revealed
Google has included more tidbits about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro in the latest Android 12 beta, according to a report. Supposedly, Android 12 Beta 3 confirms multiple camera details about the pair, including the size of their front-facing punch holes. The display resolutions of the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro can be inferred, too.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 lands on the FCC running MIUI 12.5 with 6 GB of RAM, up to 256 GB of storage, a keyboard and a stylus
Xiaomi has submitted its next Mi Pad to another certification agency, this time the FCC. The same tablet has already been seen at the EEC in Russia, making a global launch even more likely.
PINE64 releases a consumer version of the PineTime, its US$26.99 smartwatch
PINE64 has re-released its developer-friendly PineTime smartwatch. This time, PINE64 aims the PineTime at consumers but without hiking the price up. The revised model is pre-built, comes with an OS installed and is IP67 water resistant.
PowKiddy Q20 Mini: New retro handheld launches globally with Game Boy Micro Famicom Edition vibes for US$39.99
PowKiddy has started selling the Q20 Mini, another retro handheld based on a Nintendo design. Supposedly, the Q20 Mini lasts up to four hours between charges and can emulate numerous systems, including the SNES and the PlayStation 1.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 debuts on Geekbench with a Snapdragon 888 SoC and 8 GB of RAM
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 will offer flagship performance when it launches in a few weeks. While Motorola continues to use the Snapdragon 765G in its Razr series, Samsung has moved onto the Snapdragon 888 for the Galaxy Z Flip 3.
HiPad Pro: Chuwi draws heavily on the Apple iPad Pro with its latest Android tablet
Chuwi has unveiled the HiPad Pro, its latest Android tablet. Shamelessly, the HiPad Pro resembles an Apple iPad Pro, with the clue being in its name, too. The Android-based tablet should be much cheaper than Apple's prosumer model, though.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite has received its final guaranteed update
Xiaomi has released the July 2021 security patch to the Mi A2 Lite, three years to the month that the device debuted. This month's update is the last guaranteed for the Android One handset.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series SoC, RAM and storage details emerge
More details about the Galaxy Watch 4 series have leaked. According to a new report, Samsung has developed a new SoC for its upcoming Wear OS-based smartwatches that will significant performance improvements compared to the Galaxy Watch 3. The Galaxy Watch 4 series will have 50% more RAM than the Galaxy Watch 3 has, too.
Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 12.5 to the Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro globally
The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro have started receiving MIUI 12.5 globally. V188.8.131.52.RJDMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA and brings MIUI's global branch in line with many others, including Europe and India.
Samsung UTG orders put Google Pixel Fold and Mi Mix Fold 2 in the frame for releases this year
According to a new report, Google and Xiaomi remain on track to release foldable smartphones before the end of 2021. Both companies will use Samsung's ultra-thin glass (UTG) technology, which the latter uses in the Galaxy Z series.
Android 12 Beta 3 reveals ultra-telephoto camera and ultra-wide-angle camera details for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
Android 12 Beta has revealed some details about one of the cameras in Google's upcoming Pixel 6 series of smartphones. Supposedly, only the Pixel 6 Pro or Pixel 6 XL will receive the new 'ultra telephoto' camera, which could be marketed with up to 5x optical zoom. Both the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro should receive a wider ultra-wide-angle camera than current Pixel smartphones, though.
Google adds more battery health-related features to the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series
Google has brought more battery-related features to its smartphones from the Pixel 3 series onwards. Now, newer Pixel smartphones will stop charging at 80% under certain conditions, building on the Adaptive Charging functionality that Google already integrates within stock Android.
IMILAB W12: New smartwatch from Xiaomi's ecosystem comes with IP68 certification and up to 30 days of battery life
The IMILAB W12 is a new smartwatch from Xiaomi's ecosystem that has a lot going for it. According to the manufacturer, the W12 is IP68 certified and should last up to 30 days between charges.
Cyberdeck RA01: A DIY Cyberdeck based on a Raspberry Pi that can be used on the move
An artist has produced a cyberdeck based on the Raspberry Pi. The Cyberdeck RA01 also contains a keyboard, a joystick and a display, among other components.
Samsung appears to show off the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic in a new promotional video
Samsung has released a new video introducing some software developers to the world. However, the company has apparently overlooked the fact that one developer may have had the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Watch 4 in shot, which are both still unreleased products.
Nokia C30: Renders and specifications of Nokia's next budget smartphone leak
According to new leaks, HMD Global has another budget Nokia smartphone up its sleeve. Called the Nokia C30, the handset follows the design language of many recent Nokia smartphones.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 Gucci Edition imagined in concept renders as South Korean pricing leaks
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 is expected to arrive in under a month, with the clamshell device set to debut alongside the Galaxy Z Fold 3. In the meantime, Galaxy Z Flip 3 pricing for South Korea has leaked, while a designer has imagined what a Samsung and Gucci partnership could yield.
Galaxy Watch 4 & Galaxy Watch 4 Active: Shipping dates, prices, battery sizes and more confirmed in multiple Amazon listings
Amazon Canada has listed four Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic models early. The listings confirm that the Galaxy Watch 4 will start at CAD$309.85, and the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic at CAD$427.73, among facets of the upcoming smartwatches.
Red Dead Redemption 2 gets up to 45 percent better performance with DLSS 184.108.40.206
As promised, Rockstar has brought DLSS to Red Dead Redemption 2, NVIDIA's super-sampling technology. DLSS should deliver up to 45% better framerates, drastically reducing the system requirements for running the game smoothly in 4K.
Apple patents a dual-prism periscope zoom camera for future iPhones
Apple may not have released an iPhone with a periscope camera yet, but a patent proves that it has been researching a solution for a few years. The patent demonstrates that Apple could deliver a camera with better image quality than its Android competitors, too.
Lenovo ThinkStation P350 Tiny: The 'world's smallest workstation' fits an Intel Core i9 Rocket Lake processor in a 1.3 kg and 1 litre chassis
Lenovo has introduced the ThinkStation P350 Tiny, the smallest workstation in the world. The 1.3 kg machine has a 1 litre chassis that is 3.7 cm thick. Lenovo has still managed to include an Intel Core i9 Rocket Lake processor and a dedicated NVIDIA GPU.
Chuwi LarkBook: New version of lightweight laptop released with a touchscreen display
Chuwi has started selling a new version of the LarkBook, a 13.3-inch and lightweight laptop that it launched last year. Chuwi has made one notable change, but the issues we had with the original model will probably remain.
Google explicitly mentions the names of upcoming Pixel 6 series smartphones for the first time
Google has namedropped the Pixel 6 series in a form for developers. The mention may not mean anything, but the removal of both names has sparked speculation about the name of Google's larger flagship Pixel smartphone.
AMD Ryzen Threadripper 5000 series to arrive in August with up to 64 cores
According to rumours, AMD plans to refresh its Threadripper series next month, thereby replacing current Threadripper 3000 SKUs. Threadripper 5000 processors will take their place, with up to 64 cores based on AMD's Zen 3 architecture. The workstation processors will support quad-channel RAM and a TDP of up to 280 W.
Next-generation Apple iPad mini coming this fall; 27-inch iMac with M1X or M2X SoC in development
Bloomberg's Mark Gurman has revealed updates on Apple's plans regarding more new hardware. Apparently, the company will announce a next-generation iPad mini later this year and with a complete redesign compared to the current model. A larger iMac with an M1X or M2X SoC is in the works, also.
Apple set to finally introduce better webcams across its products, starting with next-generation MacBook Pros
A leak claims that Apple has decided to move away from its dreadful 720p FaceTime HD cameras. Apparently, Apple will start with next-generation MacBook Pro models before expanding the webcam refresh through its product stack.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: S Pen support and features confirmed
The FCC has, perhaps inadvertently, revealed the S Pen with which the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be compatible. The stylus is one that Samsung has already announced, but it has not started selling yet.
Samsung may return to vapor chamber cooling for the Galaxy S22 series because of its powerful RDNA 2-based GPU
The Galaxy S21 series lacks advanced cooling features, but Samsung is reportedly set to rectify this with its 2022-bound flagship smartphones. First up next year will be the Galaxy S22 series, which may have vapor chamber cooling to prevent its Exynos SoC and RDNA 2-based GPU from overheating.
Senior analyst tips Apple to host MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 event in October after iPhone 13 series and Watch Series 7 releases; mini LED shortage may impact shipping dates
According to a report, Apple remains on track with mass-producing 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro models this quarter. However, Apple is expected to schedule the announcement of new MacBook Pro laptops after it launches the iPhone 13 series and Watch Series 7. Ongoing mini LED panel shortages may result in the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 shipping in November, though.
Pokémon GO: Niantic's earnings from the popular AR mobile game revealed
Pokémon GO has been an enormous success for Niantic. New figures quantify just how much money the company has made and the year-on-year growth Pokémon GO has experienced since it launched five years ago.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S8 series tipped to launch in early 2022 with Ultra model still in development; new Galaxy S21 colours incoming
According to a new report, Samsung does not plan on releasing the Galaxy Tab S8 series this year. Instead, the company is targeting 2022, and it supposedly has another product tier planned, too.
The OnePlus Nord 2 will be joined by the Buds Pro on July 22, but no US release is planned
OnePlus has confirmed several aspects about the Nord 2, the company's next mid-range smartphone. While the Nord 2 will be a 'comprehensive upgrade' compared to the original OnePlus Nord, OnePlus does not plan to sell the Nord 2 in the US.
Xiaomi rolls out MIUI 12.5 and Android 11 to the Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro in India
Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5 to the Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro in India. Currently, V220.127.116.11.RFKINXM is available as a Beta Stable update, but a download link has already leaked. MIUI 12.5 has already arrived on MIUI's European and Global branches.
Possible Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 design photographed in leaked factory image
The Mi Pad 5 series is due any month now, although little is known about Xiaomi's next flagship tablets. Reportedly, a hands-on image with numerous Mi Pad 5 parts has leaked from a factory though, just a day or so after a new Xiaomi tablet appeared at the MIIT.
EPOPOOS launches a smartwatch with an AMOLED display, IP67 certification and local music playback support for US$59.99
Currently, EPOPOOS is selling a comparatively well-equipped smartwatch, not least because of its AMOLED display. The device supposedly supports Bluetooth 5.0, up to 20 days of battery life and heart rate tracking, too.
Google Pixel 5a documentation hints at a network-specific model
The Pixel 5a has arrived at the FCC ahead of its expected August release. The FCC has confirmed that Google plans to launch two distinct variants and at least three models in total.
The PiSugar S and PiSugar S Pro bring battery power to the Raspberry Pi on the cheap
The PiSugar S and PiSugar S Pro can power the Raspberry Pi and Raspberry Pi Zero without hook the SBCs to mains power. Both uninterruptible power supplies can even be recharged through solar power, too.
The latest Google Pixel adverts boast of up to 48 hours of battery and enterprise-grade security thanks to the in-house Titan M chip
Google has released a trio of new adverts that supposedly show the benefits of its Pixel smartphones. Not only does the manufacturer promise up to 48 hours battery life, but it promises better security thanks to its Titan M chip and even a more polite way of blocking unwanted callers.
NVIDIA DLSS is coming to Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online
Rockstar has announced plans to bring NVIDIA's DLSS super-sampling to Red Dead Redemption 2. The feature will be available from next week through the game's next major update, which also contains Red Dead Online: Blood Money.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT launch date emerges; RX 5700 XT performance for US$399
According to multiple reports, AMD plans to release the RX 6600 XT for US$399, putting the Navi 23 card in the firing line of NVIDIA and the RTX 3060 Ti. A possible launch date for the RX 6600 XT has been mooted, too.
Windows 11 build 22000.65 brings multiple quality of life improvements to Microsoft's fledgling OS
Microsoft has released its latest Windows 11 Insider Preview build, the second in this generation's Insider Programme. Windows 11 build 22000.65 introduces numerous changes, improvements and fixes, although many known issues remain.
The OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T can finally be upgraded to Android 11
OnePlus has issued Android 11 Open Beta 11 to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. Android 11 and OxygenOS 11 will be the final OS updates for the pair.
Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4: Engineer demonstrates that 128 GB of storage is possible on the tiny single-board computer
A systems engineer has quadrupled the maximum possible storage on a Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. By default, the CM4 is available with up to 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, but Ivan Kuleshov has demonstrated that 128 GB is possible.
AYA to offer free AYA NEO upgrade kits for early adopters
AYA has promised to deliver free upgrade kits to those who have already received their AYA NEO console. The upgrade kits will include a new shell, display, buttons and cooling module, among other parts.
Huawei nova 8i launched with Mate 30 series looks and a Snapdragon 662 SoC
Huawei has released another nova 8 series smartphone, its fifth to date. The nova 8i is certainly a mid-range smartphone, but it features the looks of a former Huawei flagship series.
OnePlus' statement about OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro throttling claims leaves a lot to be desired
OnePlus has responded to claims that it throttles CPU performance in the new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro. The company asserts that it was helping 'to provide a smooth experience while reducing power consumption' based on user feedback, even though it did not tell anyone that it had imposed a per-app CPU performance limit.
Mi Mix 4 tipped to debut with an almost invisible under-display camera in a trade-off over image quality
According to a new report, Xiaomi has overcome the issues that ZTE experienced with making an under-display camera invisible to the naked eye. Supposedly, the technology will arrive in the Mi Mix 4, albeit possibly with hamstrung image quality.
LE-37O: An Intel Tiger Lake-U powered single-board computer with PCIe Gen4 support, 2.5 GBit/s Ethernet and up to 32 GB of RAM
The Commell LE-37O is a single-board computer based on Intel's Tiger Lake-U architecture. The device has a SO-DIMM slot, numerous USB ports and even supports 2.5 GBit/s Ethernet. PCIe Gen4 support is on board, too.
Acer Predator XB323K: 32-inch IPS monitor launches with a 4K resolution, a 144 Hz refresh rate, two HDMI 2.1 ports and impressive colour accuracy
The Acer Predator XB323K combines the best of both worlds, a professional monitor by day and a gaming monitor by night. The Predator XB323K covers 99.5% of AdobeRGB, 99% of DCI-P3 and has a Delta E calibration of less than 1. However, it also offers a 4K native resolution, a 144 Hz refresh, two HDMI 2.1 ports and VESA DisplayHDR 600 compliance.
The next Fitbit wearable could be a ring with many health tracking features
Fitbit may be known for its smartwatches, but it seemingly has other ideas up its sleeve. The wearable will support many of the health tracking features that smartwatches do, and may be more accurate to boot.
The Galaxy Z Flip 3 Lite may be the cheapest foldable smartphone that Samsung releases this year
According to a new report, Samsung plans to release a Lite version of the Galaxy Z Flip 3. The device is reputedly due to launch simultaneously with the Galaxy Z Flip 3 and Galaxy Z Fold 3.
The Xiaomi Mi 9, Mi 9T Pro, Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro receive MIUI 12.5 in Europe
Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5 updates to four more devices in Europe. The OS upgrades are now live for the Mi 9, Mi 9T Pro, Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro. Xiaomi has based all builds on Android 11.
Google rolls out July update to Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 devices containing bug fixes and security improvements
The July update is now live for numerous Pixel smartphones. While the Pixel 2 series stopped receiving updates last year, the Pixel 3 series onwards is eligible for this month's update. The July update contains a few device-specific bug fixes and addresses numerous security vulnerabilities with Google's handsets.
Intel Lakefield Hybrid processors discontinued a year after their launch; Comet Lake-U and Ice Lake-U retired too
Intel has discontinued Comet Lake-U, Ice Lake-U and Lakefield Hybrid processors. Final shipments of these processors will occur in April 2022, but their discontinuation begins now. Intel only launched its Lakefield Hybrid processors in May 2020.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE: New certification confirms display size, dimensions, battery capacity and no microSD card reader
The Galaxy S21 FE has arrived at the TENAA, following its submission to the FCC. The new listing confirms several aspects of Samsung's next Fan Edition smartphone, including its dimensions and the lack of any expandable storage.
Apple tipped to bring 120 Hz ProMotion displays to all iPhone 14 models from next year
According to a new report, Apple may enough LTPO panels at its disposal from next year to furnish all iPhone 14 models with ProMotion displays. The change would come from LG Display, one of Apple's primary display partners, switching its LTPS production lines to producing LTPO panels.
Amazon blocks another Chinese manufacturer from selling through its platform
Amazon has banned well-known brands from its platforms, including Aukey, Mpower, TaoTronics and RAVPower. However, the retailer has now caught up with another Chinese manufacturer.
FICIHP Multifunctional Keyboard: RGB lighting, a choice of key types and a 12.6-inch touchscreen display borrowed from the ASUS ZenBook Pro Duo
The FICIHP Multifunctional Keyboard is unusual and more unique than many keyboards, in our opinion. Not only does the keyboard come with different key types and RGB lighting, but it also has the 12.6-inch display from an ASUS ZenBook Duo.
Samsung's last Android Wear smartwatch will be unable to download apps from next month
If, for some reason, you still use the Galaxy Gear, then it is worth noting that an important change is headed your way from next month. After August, it will be impossible to install any new apps on the Galaxy Gear, although other avenues are available.
More Apple iPhone 13 series details emerge; camera housing compared to the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max
Rumours about the iPhone 13 series continue to appear online, even though we are at least two months away from Apple's expected launch date. Nonetheless, new camera features have been highlighted, as have the wireless charging possibilities of this year's iPhones. The difference in camera housing sizes between the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 series has been demonstrated, too.
Nintendo Switch (OLED model) announced: A console that falls short of the long-awaited Switch Pro and gives existing Switch owners little reason to upgrade
Nintendo has finally announced a new Switch console, but it is not the Switch Pro that some people have been hoping for. The Nintendo Switch (OLED model) features a larger and OLED display, along with better speakers and a revised dock. Nintendo has also integrated an improved stand, but there is no 4K or DLSS upscaling support. The Switch (OLED model) has the same NVIDIA SoC as current models, too.
ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 appears at retailers with up to an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti GPU and a 4K OLED display
ASUS is planning to release a new ZenBook Pro 15 with an OLED display. The ZenBook Pro 15 will also feature AMD Ryzen 5000H series processors and a current NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPU. The machine, which has been spotted in China, Germany and Sweden, should start shipping in August or September.
Motorola Edge 20 series to arrive as three models in July with 108 MP cameras
Evan Blass has detailed Motorola's upcoming Edge 20 series. Apparently, Motorola will release the Edge 20, Edge 20 Lite and Edge 20 Pro, all with 108 MP cameras. The Edge 20 series should debut within the next few weeks, too.
MSI Bravo 15 refreshed with AMD Ryzen 5000H CPUs; last-generation Radeon RX GPU remains
MSI has upgraded the Bravo 15, a popular 15-inch gaming laptop that it released last year. The new Bravo 15 features Ryzen 5000H processors and is bulkier, thanks to a refined cooling solution. Unfortunately, MSI has stuck with last-generation Radeon RX GPUs.
DJI Mini SE: A cheap entry-level drone that will not be sold globally
DJI has officially presented the Mini SE, which has already leaked several times. The DJI Mini SE has a 12 MP camera, a 10 km range, a 3-axis gimbal, and shoots 2.7 K videos. Unfortunately, DJI has decided against selling the Mini SE globally.
Kospet Optimus 2: A bizarre smartwatch that runs Android with a massive battery and an LTE modem
The Kospet Optimus 2 has a 1.6-inch display, a 1,260 mAh battery and runs Android, rather than Google's Wear OS platform. Kospet has even included a 13 MP camera for good measure.
Wear OS 3.0 version of the Google Play Store starts arriving on existing Wear OS smartwatches
Google has refreshed the Play Store on Wear OS. Sporting a Wear OS 3.0 redesign, the revised app store has reached the Suunto 7 running Wear OS 2.x.
ASRock announces new mini-PCs and motherboards based on Intel Elkhart Lake processors
ASRock has introduced several new motherboards based on Intel's Elkhart Lake architecture. The company will also release two mini-PCs with the same processors, but there are more options in development, too.
PowerColor confirms that AMD is on the verge of announcing the Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT
PowerColor has done AMD's work for it. While AMD is yet to reveal the Radeon RX 6600 series, PowerColor's website reflects that both the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT are on the horizon. AMD teased that it would announce the RX 6600 series by June 2021 at the latest.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series prices continue their slump at retailers and in the second-hand market
The prices of AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series cards have been falling rapidly in the last few months. While both series remain above MSRP, GeForce RTX 30 cards are now two times cheaper in Germany than they were in May.
The new OnePlus Software Maintenance Schedule is not all it is cracked up to be
OnePlus has announced several changes for OxygenOS, its custom version of Android. As expected, OxygenOS and Oppo's ColorOS will merge, but this coalescence will yield a few advantages, apparently. However, it seems that OnePlus has forgotten that it used to release three OS updates to its devices. The company has not addressed the lackadaisical approach it currently takes to releasing OS and security patch updates, either.
Opera becomes the first optimised browser alternative for Chromebooks and Chrome OS
Opera has announced a version of its browser for Chromebooks and Chrome OS. The browser is the first third-party program that natively supports Chrome OS and contains several innovations, including an ad block and a VPN, among others.
The National Geographic chooses the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra as the first smartphone to film an underwater expedition
A new video published by National Geographic and Samsung has shown how far smartphones cameras have come on in the last few years. The Galaxy S21 Ultra is the first smartphone to be used to photograph and video an underwater expedition.
Gaming handhelds like the AYA NEO, GPD Win 2 and GPD Win 3 already benefit from Windows 11 improvements
Microsoft states that it has designed Windows 11 for displays that are 9-inches or larger. However, a new video has shown that this is not exactly true. Instead, Windows 11 also runs perfectly well on gaming handhelds, such as the AYA NEO, GPD Win 2 and the GPD Win 3. The new OS brings some practical improvements to the small form factor machines too that Windows 10 lacks.
Windows 11 can even run natively on a Raspberry Pi 4
While Microsoft will restrict many machines from being upgraded to Windows 11, the current Insider Preview build does not face these arbitrary limits. Accordingly, people have managed to get Windows 11 running on the Raspberry Pi 4.
Windows 11: The Blue Screen of Death is no more
The Blue Screen of Death has reached cult status, especially since Microsoft's infamous Windows 98 presentation. However, Microsoft has finally axed the Blue Screen as of Windows 11, although the change may save your eyes if your machine crashes at night.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 and Galaxy Watch4 Classic European prices leak ahead of next month's anticipated launch
According to a new report, the switch from Tizen to One UI Watch will correlate with a sharp price increase for Samsung's smartwatches. Apparently, the Galaxy Watch4 will cost at least €350, while the Galaxy Watch4 Classic could be closer to €500.
The MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 with Mini LED displays and Apple M1X SoCs may arrive in September
According to reports, Apple has expanded its supply chain and production capacity for new MacBook Pro models. Thought to be a new MacBook Pro 16 and the long-rumoured MacBook Pro 14, the pair will reputedly debut in September with Mini LED displays and Apple's M1X SoC.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE official renders leak in four colours and with metal frames
The launch of the Galaxy S21 Fan Edition may be a while away, but official renders have already leaked. The renders show the device in four colours and with a design that is a simpler take on the Galaxy S21 series.
Leaked render shows the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT as a single-fan graphics card; 8-pin power connector confirmed
AMD claimed that it would announce the Radeon RX 6600 XT in the first half of 2021. While the card remains unreleased, a render of it has leaked, matching a slide that AMD showcased earlier this year.
Philips Brilliance 498P9Z: Huge 49-inch gaming monitor launches with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a KVM switch
Philips has launched the Brilliance 498P9Z, a 49-inch and curved gaming monitor. The monitor features a 165 Hz refresh rate, a 32:9 aspect ratio, DisplayHDR 400 certification and a DQHD native resolution.
Acer increases the TGP of multiple NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops by up to 30 W
Acer has rolled out a firmware update to many of its GeForce RTX 30 series gaming laptops. The update increases the TGPs of NVIDIA's GPUs by between 5 W and 30 W, giving some machines a healthy performance boost.
The Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 rumoured again to be receiving Wear OS 3.0
According to a report, Mobvoi is set to upgrade the TicWatch E3 and TicWatch Pro 3 to Wear OS 3.0, Google's latest Wear OS platform. Mobvoi has not denied that this will happen at some stage, but we would take this rumour with some scepticism as it stands.
The Huawei Watch FIT, GT 2 and GT 2 Pro receive new features and optimisations with their latest software updates
Huawei has not forgotten about the Watch FIT, GT 2 or GT 2 Pro, despite having now released the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. The trio have received several new features and optimisations this month too, although the Watch FIT has seen the most changes.
CrowPi2: The Raspberry Pi laptop kit is now purchasable worldwide
The CrowPi2 is a kit for the Raspberry Pi that transforms the popular single-board computer (SBC) into a laptop. The device, which is compatible with several operating systems and the STEAM Education platform, is now orderable worldwide, too.
Chuwi Hi10 Go: Intel Jasper Lake-based tablet is now purchasable for US$299
The Chuwi Hi10 Go features an Intel Jasper Lake processor, 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. The 10.1-inch tablet supports a detachable keyboard and a pen, too.
Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic: A chic refinement of the Galaxy Watch3 that will be available in three sizes
Galaxy Watch4 Classic marketing images have leaked, over a month before the smartwatch's expected release. Supposedly, Samsung plans to release the Classic in 42 mm, 44 mm and 46 mm sizes, all with 20 mm watch straps.
AMD 4700S Desktop Kit: A mini-PC with the processor from a PlayStation 5
AMD has introduced a new desktop kit based on its Zen 2 architecture. The kit is particularly exciting because of its AMD 4700S, a processor from the Sony PlayStation 5.
Xiaomi claims to have added more RAM to the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G with its latest software update
Xiaomi has rolled out a new update to the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G, the latest entry in the Redmi Note 10 series. Xiaomi claims to have enabled more memory on the Redmi Note 10 Pro 5G, albeit only using virtual RAM. A simple change, perhaps, but one that has a certain 90s feel to it.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch4 Classic could be the successor of the Galaxy Watch3
There have already been rumours that Samsung plans to combine the Galaxy Watch Active and Galaxy Watch series, with the Galaxy Watch4 replacing both the Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Watch3. Now, the name Galaxy Watch4 Classic has emerged in multiple certification listings.
The Lumia 950 XL may finally receive Android app support through Windows 11; phone functionality already supported
Windows 11 may not run on many devices released in the last decade, but a developer has got Microsoft's new OS running on its last flagship Lumia smartphone. The Lumia 950 XL can even make calls through Windows 11 and should have access to Android apps, eventually.
The Sony Xperia 1 III revealed as being not that repairable in teardown video
Sony may be keeping its fans in the dark about the release of the Xperia 1 III, but a teardown video has confirmed that the handset will be difficult to repair. From copious screws and glue to cameras mounted to the motherboard, the Xperia 1 III is not a forgiving device to repair.
Samsung Galaxy S21 FE FCC registration confirms more details about the upcoming Fan Edition smartphone
The FCC has published a registration for what appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE. The entry reveals some additional details about the upcoming cheaper alternative to Samsung's existing Galaxy S21 series, including its flagship SoC.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021): A behemoth that is almost the perfect tablet
The Apple iPad Pro 12.9 (2021) is exquisite and delivers even more than the 11-inch model, thanks to its Mini LED display. The step-up to an Apple M1 SoC provides laptop performance in a tablet form factor, too. We have some issues with Apple's latest professional tablet though, and they are more than just iPadOS.
AYA NEO: AYA outlines hardware upgrades for second batch consoles and starts accepting orders outside of Indiegogo
AYA has detailed what upgrades it will be bringing to the AYA NEO before sending it out to more backers. The company has already delivered consoles to over 500 backers and has sampled a revised docking station. All these changes will result in additional shipping delays, though. The AYA NEO can now be ordered globally outside of Indiegogo, too.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 renders showcase the upcoming foldable from almost every angle
Samsung is not expected to announce the Galaxy Z Fold3 for another two months, but numerous renders have leaked online. The new images show that Samsung plans to release its next foldable in three colours and with subtle design changes compared to the Galaxy Z Fold2.
Samsung promises up to 5 years of security patch updates for some devices
Earlier this year, Samsung promised to provide up to four years of security patch updates for over 100 of its devices. Now, it has extended this to five years of support for some devices on its Enterprise Edition program, including the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy Note 20 series.
Cyberpunk 2077 developers are happy with the state of the beleaguered game on last-generation consoles
The CEO of CD Projekt Red has stated that the company now considers Cyberpunk 2077 to be at a satisfactory level on last-generation consoles. We would disagree, based on the volume of glitches that persist on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One with Patch 1.23.
New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 leak reveals more renders and specifications; new release date mooted
More renders of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have appeared online. Specifications for the upcoming foldable have leaked too, as have several colourways. August 3 is reportedly not the date of Samsung's next Galaxy Unpacked event, either.
Google Pixel 5a release date leaks; Android 11 more or less confirmed for mid-range handset
The release date for Google's next mid-range handset has leaked, and it will be before Android 12 is expected to arrive. The Pixel 5a should, therefore, launch with Android 11.
WhyNotWin11: A tool that is much better than Microsoft at detailing why a PC is not Windows 11 compatible
Microsoft has pulled its PC Health Check app, but there is already a third-party tool that does a better job at detailing why Windows 11 may not run on your PC. WhyNotWin11 separates Windows 11's system requirements into 11 areas and explains why you can change to run Microsoft's latest OS.
Windows 11: No Trusted Platform Module? Many AMD and Intel processors can run Microsoft's new OS without a dedicated TPM 2.0 chip
You do not need a dedicated TPM 2.0 chip to run Windows 11, contrary to Microsoft's system requirements. Instead, almost all modern AMD and Intel processors already meet Microsoft's TPM 2.0 requirement, and only a BIOS setting may be preventing you from upgrading your PC to Windows 11.
Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra render video imagines 2022-bound flagship based on recent rumours and leaks
More Galaxy S22 Ultra renders have been published online, this time based on past rumours and leaks about Samsung's flagship for early 2022. These include S Pen support, a 200 MP main camera, a built-in fan and an Exynos SoC with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU.
Windows 11: Microsoft reacts to AMD and Intel supported processors by expanding testing to Zen 1 and 7th Generation Core families
Windows 11 has some relatively punitive system requirements, to the extent that the OS does not support over a dozen Surface devices that run Windows 10. Microsoft has now come round to the idea of testing Windows 11 on Zen 1 and Intel 7th Generation Core processors. Incidentally, the PC Health Check app has gone until later this year, too.
Windows 11: Microsoft publishes the first Insider Preview build; Android APK sideloading will be supported
Windows 11 is here, albeit only for those willing to try an Insider Preview build for the time being. The build is available to anyone and contains many of the shown changes from Windows 10. Android app emulation is missing, but Windows 11 will support APK sideloading.
Samsung announces One UI Watch OS, but Galaxy Watch 4 renders and support pages have already leaked
Samsung has revealed One UI Watch, its latest smartwatch OS based on Wear OS. Samsung is making many promises for One UI Watch, but Galaxy Watch 4 marketing renders have already leaked. Samsung has activated support pages for several upcoming models, too.
Apple iPad Pro 12.9 2021 tablet review - A Mini LED trump card?
Apple packs everything technically possible into its large 5th generation iPad Pro: A state-of-the-art Mini LED display, an Apple M1 SoC, which has already made Intel fearful in the MacBook Air and the MacBook Pro 13, and at least 8 GB of RAM. The whole thing is combined with a tablet operating system that Apple actually optimised for children - wait a minute. More about this in our review.
5G mmWave connectivity is finally making its way Europe-wide with promises of Gigabit speeds
According to Qualcomm, 5G mmWave connectivity will soon become a worldwide reality, with a particular focus on Europe in the next few years. But while 5G mmWave infrastructure is on its way, few devices sold in Europe support the faster 5G standard.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 888+ 5G revealed with a 3.0 GHz CPU clock speed and 20% better AI performance than the Snapdragon 888
Qualcomm has launched the Snapdragon 888+ 5G, a refresh of its already popular flagship SoC for 2021. The Snapdragon 888 Plus builds on the performance that the Snapdragon 888 already offers with a higher CPU clock speed and improved AI performance.
Apple increases the 5 GB RAM limit in iPadOS for supported devices
The new iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9 may support up to 16 GB of RAM, but iPadOS cannot use more than 5 GB. The latest iPadOS beta suggests that this could be about to change, though.
Windows 11: Microsoft has the opportunity to unlock the potential of the Surface Pro and Surface Pro X as true iPad Pro competitors
Windows 11 may seem like Windows 10 with a fancy skin, but Android app emulation could be a boon for Microsoft's Surface Pro and Surface Pro X series. If Microsoft pulls it off, it could finally provide Apple and its iPad Pro tablets with serious competition.
The Nokia G20 will land in North America for US$199 from next month with two OS updates and three years of security updates
HMD Global has confirmed that the Nokia G20 will be making its way to North America, having already been announced in Europe. The handset will retail for US$199 and will receive updates until at least 2024.
Windows 11: Android apps will run on computers with AMD, ARM and Intel processors
Microsoft will not restrict Android app emulation to Intel processors on Windows 11. Instead, the next generation of Windows will be capable of running Android apps on ARM and AMD-based processors. Sideloading remains an unanswered question for the time being, though.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 tipped to feature a body composition sensor
According to a renowned leaker, Samsung has equipped the Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch Active 4 with a sensor that could help people track their body weight. Apparently, the South Korean company has integrated a BIA sensor in its next smartwatches, which will be capable of measuring your body composition.
The PlayStation 4 can finally run Cyberpunk 2077 without crashing on Patch 1.23, but streaming issues remain a bugbear for it and the PlayStation 4 Pro
Patch 1.23 has improved Cyberpunk 2077's playability on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 4 Pro, despite containing no PlayStation-specific changes. The game's engine continues to struggle running on AMD's Jaguar cores though, resulting in an unacceptable amount of in-game pop-in.
Microsoft announces Windows 11 supported AMD and Intel processors, leaving over a dozen Surface devices as a casualties
Windows 11 is here, and Microsoft has announced the AMD and Intel processors with which it is compatible. There are a few surprising omissions though, and ones that cut over a dozen Surface devices adrift on Windows 10.
Sony Xperia 5 III: Protracted European launch date and pricing revealed
A European retailer has revealed how much the Sony Xperia 5 III will cost in the Eurozone. The retailer has confirmed when the flagship will begin shipping too, and it is not for a while.
The Sony Xperia 1 III may seem overpriced by the time it starts shipping
The Sony Xperia 1 III is finally available to pre-order in the Eurozone and at a hefty €1,299. Its delayed release date may hold Sony's flagship back, though.
Official Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 renders leak
Evan Blass has shared marketing assets of the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3, Samsung's next-generation foldable smartphones. It seems that the company has taken a conservative approach with both smartphones, and has not made many departures from the current Galaxy Z Fold 2 and Galaxy Z Flip designs.
KK70: A smartwatch with a stainless steel chassis, a digital crown and an AMOLED display for under US$50
The KK70 may retail for less than US$50, but it has a lot going for it, nonetheless. For one, the smartwatch has an AMOLED display with a reported 32-bit colour depth. The manufacturer has also included a stainless steel case, among its other impressive features.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 heads to the FCC; S Pen support absent
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 has arrived at two certifications agencies, confirming several specifications. S Pen support appears to be missing though, unlike the Galaxy Z Fold 3.
Titanium Elektron: An automatic watch that packs plenty of smartwatch features
The Titanium Elektron combines the benefits of an automatic watch with the health tracking features of a smartwatch. Hence, the Titanium Elektron could be a good alternative to the likes of the Apple Watch, which needs recharging almost daily.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3: Support for S Pen, UWB and more confirmed by certification documents
Samsung has certified the Galaxy Z Fold 3 at agencies in India and the US. While the next-generation foldable smartphone is expected to arrive in August, certification documents have confirmed multiple specifications, including support for Samsung's famous S Pen.
AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series cards are finally starting to drop from their inflated prices
Finding AMD or NVIDIA's latest desktop graphics cards at reasonable prices has been almost impossible since their launch. Not only has their scarcity pushed prices to insane levels, but it has also inflated the re-sale value of older cards. Thankfully, the prices of AMD Radeon RX 6000 and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3000 series cards are now starting to come down.
Huawei P50 series to launch with a 1/1.18-inch primary camera sensor
According to a new rumour, Huawei plans to release the P50 series with a huge camera sensor. The Chinese company has already teased the arrival of its next flagships, during which it showed renders that highlighted the cameras that the P50 series will feature.
AOC Agon AG274QXM: A 27-inch 1440p mini-LED monitor with a 170 Hz refresh rate and excellent colour accuracy
The AOC Agon AG274QXM is a new gaming monitor with a few tricks up its sleeve. Not only does the 27-inch monitor deliver a 170 Hz refresh rate, but it does so with a mini-LED panel. The Agon AG274QXM is colour accurate enough for photo and video editing, too.
The Xiaomi Mi Note 10 Lite receives MIUI 12.5 before the Mi Note 10 or Mi Note 10 Pro do
Xiaomi has decided to update the Mi Note 10 Lite to MIUI 12.5 globally ahead of the Mi Note 10 or Mi Note 10 Pro. The company had scheduled the Mi Note 10 Pro as the first in the Mi Note 10 series to receive its latest OS, but it appears to have thrown its release schedule out of the window, for some reason.
WhatsApp multi-device support is not necessarily what it sounds like
A new WhatsApp Beta has fleshed out what multi-device support means for the popular messaging app. WhatsApp will soon support up to five devices simultaneously, but not multiple smartphones.
New Fossil Wear OS smartwatches appear at the FCC, likely the Fossil Gen 6 and a Michele or Michael Kors model
Fossil has already confirmed that it has a new Wear OS smartwatch in development utilising Google's new Wear OS platform. Now, Fossil has submitted a trio of smartwatches to the FCC, all based on the same internals. One is probably a new Michele or Michael Kors model, with the other likely candidates for the Fossil Gen 6.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 leaked renders confirm subtle redesign, but engineers have their work cut out with resolving Wear OS 3.0 bugs
According to a report, Samsung's engineers are busy addressing Wear OS 3.0 bugs that could hold back the Galaxy Watch 4 and, by extension, the Galaxy Watch Active 4. Renders of the Galaxy Watch Active 4 have leaked too, confirming the smartwatch's design and changes compared to the Galaxy Watch Active 2.
LG Velvet 2 Pro hands-on highlights what might have been for LG's final flagship smartphone
Hands-on photos and videos showcasing the LG Velvet 2 Pro have turned up online. The limited-edition flagship boasts a refined design with a unique button design and UI elements to match. LG has been overly generous with the accessories that it includes with the Velvet 2 Pro too, bucking the trend of its competitors.
The Amazfit GTR 2e and GTS 2e receive a major new feature with their latest software updates
Amazfit has announced new updates for the GTR 2e and GTS 2e. The updates add a significant feature to the smartwatches that should make them easier to use.
Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into an Adventure Time BMO
A new project takes the humble Raspberry Pi and utilises it as part of a DIY Adventure Time BMO. The project relies on a Raspberry Pi 3B and Raspbian, along with several other parts.
Vwar Rex Pro: A budget smartwatch with an AMOLED display, IP67 certification and 4 GB of storage
The Vwar Rex Pro is an affordable smartwatch with plenty of features. The Rex Pro has an AMOLED display, IP67 certification, 4 GB of storage and a 300 mAh battery. The Vwar Rex Pro starts at US$59.53 and is available in four colours.
PINE64 SOQuartz revealed with support for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4
The SOQuartz is a new system on module (SoM) with a Rockchip SoC and an AI accelerator. The board will be compatible with existing PINE64 Quartz64 boards and the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4.
Redmi General Manager polls fans for ideas about the Redmi K50 series; teasers dropped by leaker
Rumours about the Redmi K50 series have already started, just a few months after Xiaomi released its Redmi K40 handsets. Not only has a renowned leaker offered up some hints about the upcoming devices, but Redmi's General Manager has also acknowledged the Redmi K50 series' existence in a message to fans.
JingPad A1: Linux-based tablet with an AMOLED display blows through its Indiegogo campaign goal
The JingPad A1 has smashed through its funding target on Indiegogo, where it is currently available to back. The tablet is the first running Linux and comes with an AMOLED display, along with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro receive their first global updates, and Robert Lewandowski themed watch faces
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro have received their first global updates, along with two Robert Lewandowski-branded watch faces. The updates introduce several changes to the two smartwatches, and a few optimisations.
Philips Momentum: The first 'Designed for Xbox' gaming monitor launches for US$1,599.99
Philips has finally confirmed the price of the Momentum 559M1RYV, its latest 55-inch gaming monitor. The Momentum 559M1RYV is also the world's first 'Designed for Xbox' gaming monitor, and features a unique Xbox Game Mode.
OnePlus confirms paltry software support for the Nord N200 5G
OnePlus continues its slide from being one of the best Android OEMs for software support. While the company will upgrade the new Nord CE 5G through to Android 13, the Nord N200 5G will only receive Android 12. Three years of security patch updates are also due, but one OS update is poor.
Amazon found to be sending millions of unsold items to a 'destruction zone' at a UK warehouse
Amazon may be running its Prime Day sales, but ITV News has revealed the extent to which the company sends unsold products to landfill and recycling centres. According to the report, Amazon only donates a fraction of unsold products and sends up to 200,000 items for destruction every week, just at one of its two-dozen Amazon UK warehouses alone.
Samsung Galaxy M32 released with a 90 Hz display and a 6,000 mAh battery
Samsung has presented the Galaxy M32, the successor to last year's Galaxy M31. The new device has a 90 Hz display, five cameras and a 6,000 mAh battery, among other features.
Cyberpunk 2077 returns to the PlayStation Store at a reduced price with a warning for the base PS4 console
Sony has finally decided to bring Cyberpunk 2077 back to the PlayStation Store, over six months after the company delisted the game. Cyberpunk 2077 is now cheaper too, but there is a warning for the base PS4 console in the absence of more development from CDPR.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds 2, Galaxy Z Fold3, Galaxy Z Flip3, Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch Active 4 and Galaxy S21 FE all enter mass production
According to a new report, Samsung has started mass producing a host of upcoming flagship Galaxy devices. From the Galaxy Z Fold3 to the Galaxy Watch Active 4 and the Galaxy S21 FE, Samsung is preparing for a big launch cycle for the second half of 2021.
Fresh rumour about Xiaomi's MIUI 13 eligibility criteria emerges
According to a new report, Xiaomi has decided roughly which devices will receive MIUI 13, the company's next OS. Apparently, MIUI 13 will be eligible for dozens of devices, albeit not older flagships like the Mi 8.
Intel launches the Core i5-11320H and Core i7-11390H; more of the same for the Tiger Lake H35 series
Intel has announced the Core i5-11320H and Core i7-11390H, its latest pair of Tiger Lake-H35 series processors. The pair can boost up to 5.0 GHz, but early benchmark results show the Core i7-11390H only matching Core i7-1195G7 and the Core i7-11375H for performance.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021): Closer to a laptop than ever before
Apple has been claiming that its iPad Pro tablets are capable of replacing laptops since their debut. The iPad Pro 11 (2021) underlines this with the same Apple M1 SoC found in the MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and even the iMac. Is a chipset change enough for the 11-inch iPad Pro to replace a laptop, though?
Fantastical Xiaomi Mi Mix 4 rumour details astronomical price and uninspiring display specifications
The Mi Mix 4 will reportedly launch next quarter, as Xiaomi looks to release its second Mi Mix handset this year. The Mi Mix 4 will allegedly not come cheap though, and could be even more expensive than the pricey Mi 11 Ultra.
The POCO X3 GT lands on the FCC as a rebadged Redmi Note 10 Pro ahead of a global launch
The POCO X3 GT is on its way to market, having passed through the FCC. The upcoming POCO handset is another Xiaomi re-brand, this time of the China-only Redmi Note 10 Pro. The POCO X3 GT will feature a Dimensity 1100 SoC, a 120 Hz and a 5,000 mAh battery, among other compelling components.
Using the Fitbit Sense with iOS devices could be causing excessive battery drain
Fitbit has acknowledged that its iOS app is causing battery drain problems with its flagship smartwatch. Currently, the company has advised a workaround, although it breaks syncing between the Fitbit Sense and iOS devices.
Radxa Zero: A powerful Raspberry Pi Zero W alternative that starts at US$15
The Radxa Zero is the size of the Raspberry Pi Zero W, but with 70% of the performance that the Raspberry Pi 4 offers. The Radxa Zero features a quad-core SoC and will start at US$15.
Google finally offers an update on Wear OS 3.0 backwards compatibility
Google is yet to flesh out Wear OS 3.0, having teased it at Google I/O 2021. The company has finally provided some details on its progress, albeit after partners like Qualcomm and Mobvoi sowed confusion about the new 'unified platform'.
Samsung has not stopped selling the Galaxy Z Fold2 in the US, but carriers have
The Galaxy Z Fold2 remains available in the US, contrary to reports. Samsung has not stopped selling it on its US website. However, no US carriers have stock of Samsung's foldable smartphone in either colour, possibly in anticipation of the Galaxy Z Fold 3. Currently, the only way to get your hands on a Galaxy Z Fold2 in the US is to purchase an unlocked handset.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 reputedly near mass production
More hints about the upcoming MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 have emerged online. According to supply chain reports, Apple's suppliers have already started the mini-LED based laptops ahead of an expected Q3 2021 release.
Garmin rolls out updates with new features to multiple Forerunner smartwatches
Garmin is currently rolling out significant updates to its Forerunner smartwatch series. So far, the company has issued updates to the Forerunner 45, 45S, 245, 245 Music, 745 and 945. All have received new features with their latest updates.
The Epic Games Store gives away another two games, including Overcooked! 2; two more to follow next week
Epic Games have made two more games free for the next week. The company will be giving away two more games next week too, of which Sonic Mania is one.
The LG Velvet LTE gains Android 11 in South Korea; OS upgrade slips for it, the G8S ThinQ and G8X ThinQ in other markets
LG continues its crawl towards adopting Android 11 across its remaining product stack. Now, the company has started updating the Velvet LTE, also known as the Velvet 4G. LG hopes to have finished rolling out Android 11 globally by the end of 2021, but it has pushed several devices back a quarter.
Qualcomm claims that its Snapdragon Wear 3100, Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ platforms are Wear OS 3.0-capable
Qualcomm has asserted that some of its Snapdragon Wear SoCs are compatible with Wear OS 3.0, despite Google's continued silence on the matter. Apparently, the Snapdragon Wear 3100, Wear 4100 and Wear 4100+ 'are capable' of running Wear OS 3.0, whatever capable means in this context.
The LG Velvet 2 Pro hits the Google Play Console
LG's last flagship smartphone has reached the Google Play Console. The Velvet 2 Pro, codenamed the LG Rainbow, has some bleeding-edge hardware and would have been an excellent upgrade on last year's LG Velvet.
The Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series heads to the EEC before a global release
Xiaomi's next tablet series has arrived on the EEC, following several leaks last month. The so-called Mi Pad 5 series is expected to arrive this summer, and will receive a global launch.
Xiaomi upgrades the Redmi Note 9 Pro to Android 11, but holds back on MIUI 12.5 for now
In February, Xiaomi stated that the Redmi Note 9 Pro would receive MIUI 12.5 in late Q2 2021, a period that we are now in. However, the device has just received a new upgrade, and it only contains Android 11. For some reason, Xiaomi has decided against bringing MIUI 12.5 to the Redmi Note 9 Pro yet, for some reason.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 renders show how the foldable flagship could look with flat edges
New renders have offered another look at the proposed Galaxy Z Fold 3, one of Samsung's foldable smartphones for 2021. The renders are based on past leaks, including now-deleted promotional material.
Lemfo T92: Budget smartwatch with built-in earbuds, local music playback and IP68 certification launches
The Lemfo T92 is a strange smartwatch, not least because of its built-in TWS earbuds. However, the smartwatch also packs a host of sensors, a large battery and is IP68 certified.
More CUDA cores do not necessarily mean better performance for the Alienware m15 R5
Dell may have enabled all possible CUDA cores on the Alienware m15 R5, but that has not necessarily improved GPU performance across the board. Instead, activating 10% more CUDA cores can reduce FPS in some games, albeit with reduced GPU temperatures.
Sony PlayStation 5 VR headset details leak, including its launch window
Sony has already confirmed that it plans to release another VR headset, but a new report has gone much further. Reportedly, Sony has settled on a launch window and multiple specifications, including a display supplier.
Mobvoi TicWatch E3 launched at a bargain price for a Snapdragon Wear 4100 smartwatch
While Google is yet to detail all aspects of its Wear OS reboot, Mobvoi has released a new Wear OS smartwatch. The TicWatch E3 shares many features with the TicWatch Pro 3, including a Wear 4100 SoC and 1 GB of RAM. The TicWatch E3 is US$100 cheaper than the Pro 3, though.
Apple iPad Pro 11 (2021) tablet review - The Apple tablet sparks the M1-Turbo
Unlike its bigger brother, the iPad Pro 11 (2021) does without a MiniLED display and continues to rely on IPS. Above all, the new M1 chipset enables an enormous performance boost and, with 5G and USB 4, other components are also brought up to date.
More Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 models land at the FCC, confirming round display
The FCC has added another three upcoming Samsung smartwatches to its database, bringing the total to five. In addition, the agency has confirmed that the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 will feature round displays, mirroring Samsung's current smartwatches. Samsung will announce its 'New Watch Experience' on June 28.
Banana Pi: BPI-M2 Pro launches globally with an HDMI 2.1 connection for US$61
The Banana Pi BPI-M2 Pro has is now purchasable globally for US$61. The compact SBC supports Android, multiple Linux distributions and has an HDMI 2.1 port, among other connections.
The Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro are already receiving new features with their first updates
Huawei has not started shipping the Watch 3 or Watch 3 Pro to people yet, but it has already furnished the pair with a software update. The update brings several features to the two smartwatches, albeit only those that Huawei advertised at launch.
Apple Watch Series 7 changes detailed, including a fingerprint scanner; Apple Watch SE 2 and Apple Watch Explorer Edition also in the frame
According to a report, Apple has a slew of new smartwatches in development. The first is the Watch Series 7, which features four significant upgrades over the Watch Series 6. There is also a Watch SE successor and a rugged smartwatch though, as Apple expands its smartwatch offering.
Cyberpunk 2077 returns to the PlayStation Store, but Sony has already de-listed it again
Cyberpunk 2077 has made the briefest of returns to the PlayStation Store following its removal last year. For some reason, Sony allowed people to wishlist the AAA game, despite CDPR's support drying up for it in the last few months.
OnePlus Nord N200 5G launched: A weaker OnePlus Nord CE 5G alternative only for North America
OnePlus has announced another Nord smartphone, albeit only for North America. The Nord N200 5G is a cheaper option than the European and Indian-exclusive Nord CE 5G, and its specifications reflect that. The OnePlus Nord N200 5G will retail for US$249.
Details on Xiaomi's next-generation foldable smartphone leak with a Q4 2021 release date penned
According to a renowned leaker, Xiaomi is planning another stab at releasing a foldable smartphone. The new device will feature significantly more impressive specifications than the Mi Mix Fold, which cannot keep pace with the Mate X2 or Galaxy Z Fold2 from Huawei and Samsung, respectively.
Samsung Galaxy S22 series display sizes leaked; only Galaxy S22 Ultra will have a glass back panel
New details about the Galaxy S22 series have leaked. According to reports, Samsung's next flagships will be smaller than the current Galaxy S21 models, except for the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus have been tipped to feature 'reinforced polycarbonate' plastic back panels too.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 receives fixes for over a dozen security flaws with its latest update
Xiaomi has updated the Mi A2 once again, just under a week after it updated the Mi A2 Lite. The new update addresses over a dozen security flaws that Google has outlined as either critical or high.
The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro may support high-wattage wireless charging
Android 12 Beta 2 appears to have revealed details about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro's wireless charging capabilities. According to a report, Google has added support for a wireless charger with a fan, implying that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro will support more than the 10 W to which Google restricts the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series.
GPD gaffes mount up as it leaks email addresses while addressing a Win 3 hardware mishap
GPD has got into a spot of bother regarding the Win 3, its latest handheld system. Not only has the company shipped some Win 3 units with the wrong Bluetooth and Wi-Fi module, but it has leaked hundreds of customers' data.
Windows 10 retirement date emerges, setting Microsoft on a collision course with Windows 11
Microsoft has offered more clues that it is on the verge of moving on from Windows 10. The company has confirmed that the date when it will cease supporting Windows 10, not just versions of it.
Dell addresses missing CUDA cores for the Alienware m15 R5 with new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 vBIOS update
Dell has acted quickly in rectifying the issue of missing CUDA cores on the Alienware m15 R5. The machine should now have all its full complement of CUDA cores on its NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 GPU. But, erroneously, Windows and Microsoft Edge warn that Dell's vBIOS update could be harmful to your computer.
Beats Studio Buds launch as a cheaper alternative to the AirPods Pro with ANC and USB Type-C charging
Apple has released an alternative to its popular AirPods Pro, this time under its Beats brand. The Beats Studio Buds is not only cheaper than the AirPods Pro, but it also has a USB Type-C port on its charging case. The Beats Studio Buds features ANC too and even has longer battery life than the AirPods Pro.
Microsoft premieres the Xbox Mini Fridge, the 'world's most powerful' mini fridge
Microsoft has unveiled a new entry in its Xbox series, the Xbox Mini Fridge. According to the company, the Xbox Mini Fridge keeps drinks cooler than all its competitors thanks to Xbox Velocity Cooling Architecture. The Xbox Mini Fridge should hold up to 10 cans, too.
New Apple iPad mini 6 renders leak with an overhauled design, Smart Keyboard support and a USB Type-C port
According to a report, Apple has settled on the design for its next iPad mini. The so-called iPad mini 6 contains numerous changes from the current model, including a more modern design, an Apple A14 Bionic SoC and an optional 5G modem. Apple Pencil and Smart Keyboard support are also due for the upcoming tablet.
Mobvoi leaks the TicWatch E3 ahead of June 16 launch; hands-on video confirms specifications
Mobvoi has updated its Android app to reflect that it will soon be selling the TicWatch E3, two days before its official unveiling. A hands-on video has confirmed most specifications about the smartwatch too, including its SoC, RAM and storage.
JMGO 01 and JMGO 01 Pro: Reasonably priced ultra-short-throw projectors with Leica optics for Pro model
The JMGO 01 and JMGO 01 Pro are both ultra-short-throw projectors that undercut their competitors on price. The pair support Amazon Alexa and should last up to 45,000 hours, while the 01 Pro also features Leica-optimised optics.
reServer: Powerful Intel-based NAS launches with Arduino support and dual 2.5 Gbit Ethernet
The reServer is a compact server powered by Intel Tiger Lake processors. The device is also compatible with Arduino and supports up to 64 GB of RAM, among other features.
Nokia C20 Plus launches running Android 11 (Go Edition) with 3 GB of RAM and a 4,950 mAh battery
HMD Global has presented the Nokia C20 Plus, another budget smartphone for the company. The C20 Plus retails for equivalent to US$110 and comes with 3 GB of RAM, a 4,950 mAh battery and 32 GB of expandable storage.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite receives a new update for what could be the penultimate time
The June 2021 security patch has arrived for the Mi A2 Lite, courtesy of its V18.104.22.168.QDLMIXM update. V22.214.171.124.QDLMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA, but it may be the Mi A2 Lite's penultimate update.
Seagate unveils a limited Cyberpunk 2077 SSD with RGB lighting and a vast heatsink
CD Projekt Red may have released Cyberpunk 2077 last year, but Seagate has decided to release a limited edition as a tie-in. The Cyberpunk 2077 Limited Edition SSD comes with a large yellow heat sink, the Cyberpunk logo and RGB lighting.
Apple iPhone 13 series model numbers appear in new EEC registration
Apple has registered new iPhone model numbers with the EEC, ahead of the iPhone 13 series presumed launch this autumn. The model numbers are brand-new and could only refer to upcoming iPhones.
CD Projekt Red admits that February 2021 hack was worse than it thought after Pre-Alpha Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay video leaks
Four months ago, CD Projekt Red revealed that it had become the victim of a ransomware attack. Initially, the company brushed off the attack, but it has now confirmed that people are sharing sensitive information online.
Evidence of a refreshed Apple Mac Pro with Intel Ice Lake processors emerges
The first signs of a new Intel-based Mac Pro have made their way online courtesy of an Xcode 13 beta. The first beta contains references to 3rd Generation Xeon Scalable Processors, server-grade CPUs based on Intel's Ice Lake architecture. Currently, these 10 nm processors are available with between 8 and 40 cores.
Mobvoi denies that Wear OS 3.0 is guaranteed for the TicWatch Pro 3
Contrary to previous reports, Mobvoi has denied that the TicWatch Pro 3 will necessarily receive Wear OS 3.0, or 'Wear' as Google now calls it. Supposedly, Mobvoi awaits 'official confirmation...from Google' on the matter.
Microsoft Surface Duo 2 specifications, launch date and possible Android 11 release date for the Surface Duo revealed
According to reports, neither the Surface Duo nor the Surface Duo 2 will receive Android 12 this year. An Android 11 release date has been mooted for the Surface Duo, though. For some reason, Microsoft plans to release the Surface Duo 2 with what will be an outdated OS by that point, albeit with flagship components.
Sony refreshes the WH-1000XM4 in a Midnight Blue colourway
Sony has added to the colour options in which it already sold the WH-1000XM4. From the middle of this month, the company will begin selling its latest over-ear headphones in Midnight Blue, which also has gold accents. The Midnight Blue model will not be a limited edition and is US$100 cheaper than the limited Silent White version.
MIUI 12.5 round-up: Xiaomi's latest OS reaches over 35 devices
MIUI 12.5 has now found its way to over 35 devices globally. Xiaomi's latest OS upgrade should reach even more devices by the end of the month, according to the company's official release schedules.
Apple namechecks the M1X MacBook Pro; mini-LED shortages delaying release
Next-generation MacBook Pros are yet to arrive, but it turns out that Apple referred to unreleased hardware in its WWDC21 keynote. Mini-LED shortages are delaying the release of the rumoured MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 though, which reputedly Apple had hoped to start mass-producing in Q2 2021.
Sony Xperia 1 III: Early hands-on videos point to better cameras all-round, but drawbacks still exist
The Xperia 1 III may not be available globally yet, but Sony has already started selling it in China. Accordingly, the first hands-on videos of the new flagship have arrived, and it seems that Sony has stepped up its camera game compared with the Xperia 1 III compared to last year's model.
OnePlus Nord CE 5G launches with enticing features at an affordable price
OnePlus has revealed the Nord CE 5G, its latest assault on the mid-range. The Nord CE 5G offers much of what the regular Nord does, but at an even more affordable price. The Nord CE 5G will be available with up to 12 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage.
Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4: Samsung will reveal its 'New Watch Experience' in June
Samsung has set a date for presenting its 'New Watch Experience', following the announcement that Wear OS and Tizen will merge. The presentation is only a few weeks away, of which the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 are expected to be a part.
RockYou2021 compilation leaks between 8.4 billion and 82 billion passwords
Someone has posted a 100 GB TXT file to a hacker forum that contains up to 82 billion passwords. According to a report, the number of unique entries may only be 8.4 billion, but it still significantly increases the risk of password dictionary attacks. All passwords in RockYou2021 are between 6 and 20 characters long.
Apple details watchOS 8 compatibility with new features coming to the popular smartwatch series
Apple has confirmed which of its smartwatches are compatible with watchOS 8. There is a catch regarding compatibility, but there are no great surprises this time, unlike with watchOS 7.
Mobvoi confirms Wear OS 3.0 availability for the TicWatch Pro 3
While the fate of existing Wear OS smartwatches remains undecided, Mobvoi has committed to upgrading the TicWatch Pro 3 to Google's new Wear OS platform. The TicWatch Pro 3 remains the most powerful Wear OS smartwatch, thanks to its Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC, nearly nine months after its release.
Report: Apple to ship next-generation MacBook Pro models in Q3 2021
According to a new report, Apple will have next-generation MacBook Pro models ready in Q3 2021. The report reinforces claims made by Mark Gurman and Bloomberg earlier this year. Apple is expected to release new MacBook Pros in 14-inch and 16-inch screen sizes with 'M1X' or 'M2' in-house SoCs.
The Playdate finally gets a pre-order date and a launch price
It has been a while coming, but Panic has finally set the pre-order date and launch price of the Playdate, its unique handheld games console. The Playdate will also support an ingenious dock and will come with 24 games.
Details on a possible Google Pixel Fold release date materialse; initial Pixel Roll speculation begins
According to a report, Samsung Display will begin mass-producing foldable displays for Google, Vivo and Xiaomi in October 2021. The three companies will supposedly unveil foldable smartphones, including the so-called Pixel Fold, in Q4 2021. A Pixel Roll has been tipped by a lead analyst at DSCC, too.
The LG Wing is still without an OS update to Android 11, eight months after it launched
The LG Wing feels like abandonware at this point, with LG affording the device awful software support. Not only has the company silently switched to bi-monthly security patch updates, but it continues to keep the handset on Android 10.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 launches with some exciting features and an inflated price tag
Sony has lifted the lid on the WF-1000XM4, the follow-up to 2019's WF-1000XM3. The WF-1000XM4 contains many innovations, including LDAC support, a new V1 SoC and a charging case that supports Qi wireless charging. The WF-1000XM4 is a pricier option than the WF-1000XM3 was at launch, though.
Huawei claims to have started rolling out EMUI 11 to all devices globally
All attention may have now turned to HarmonyOS 2.0, but Huawei is not done with EMUI 11 just yet. The company continues to roll out its Android 10-based OS globally, albeit for only a handful of devices. The company now claims that it has delivered EMUI 11 to most devices too, with the remaining receiving the OS in batches.
The 21.5-inch iMac unofficially supports up to Intel Core i9 processors; surpasses the 24-inch iMac with an Apple M1 SoC
A YouTuber has demonstrated that it is possible to upgrade the older 21.5-inch iMac way beyond Apple's official supported hardware. Unsurprisingly, the upgraded model outperforms the Apple M1-powered 24-inch iMac.
Fossil comments on Gen 5 and Gen 5E software support; Gen 6 to arrive as a premium smartwatch with Google's new Wear OS platform
Fossil has commented on the fate of the Gen 5 and Gen 5E, its most recent Wear OS smartwatches. The company has confirmed a Gen 6 model is due soon with the latest version of Wear OS, albeit only as a premium smartwatch.
Apple coughs up millions for technicians who shared explicit photos and a video of a 21-year-old iPhone owner
In 2016, a 21-year-old student sent an iPhone to Apple for repair, only for the technicians who repaired her device to share explicit photos and a video of her online. Five years on, Apple has agreed to pay her millions of dollars in damages.
Dell admits to disabling CUDA cores on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in the Alienware m15 R5; fix incoming
Dell has confirmed that it intentionally disabled CUDA cores on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 in the Alienware m15 R5. The company has pledged to return all missing CUDA cores to the gaming laptop by the middle of this month, which should give it a noticeable performance boost compared to what it currently offers. Update: Dell has enabled all the RTX 3070's CUDA cores with a vBIOS update.
Elon Musk draws ire from Tesla fans by cancelling the Model S Plaid+ on Twitter
Tesla has cancelled the Plaid+, the range-topping model of the Model S. However, it seems that Elon Musk broke the news on Twitter before Tesla could inform those who had ordered the 1,100 bhp car.
Huawei plans to upgrade over 100 smartphones and tablets to HarmonyOS
Huawei will upgrade over 100 smartphones and tablets to HarmonyOS, its replacement for EMUI. While the jury may be out on what HarmonyOS exactly is, Huawei should receive some credit for committing to updating devices as old as the Mate 9 and P10, among others. All devices should receive HarmonyOS by mid-2022 at the latest.
Google brings new features and addresses bugs on the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series with the June 2021 update
Google's latest Feature Drop has arrived for the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series. The June 2021 update includes an astro-time-lapse video mode, a locked folder option in Google Photos and an improved Gboard, among other improvements. The latest update addresses several bugs for Pixel handsets, too.
Xiaomi confirms that 16 additional devices are now eligible for MIUI 12.5
Xiaomi has opened MIUI 12.5 to another 16 devices. The additional devices form part of its second batch for devices enrolled on MIUI's Chinese branch. Most of the devices are Redmi handsets, including the K and Note series.
AMD tipped to release Zen 3 XT, Zen 4 and RDNA 3 architectures next year
According to reports, the Radeon RX 6000 series will be around for a while yet. In fact, RDNA 3 GPUs will supposedly not arrive until when Zen 4 CPUs do. While no GPUs are slated to fill the void, AMD reputedly plans to release Zen 3 XT CPUs in early 2022.
The redesigned Apple MacBook Pro may not begin shipping until late 2021 at the earliest
According to a report, the MacBook Pro 14 may not begin shipping until late 2021, despite its supposed imminent announcement. The MacBook Pro 16 may arrive even later too, for one reason or another.
Model name for a global variant of the new Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro emerges
MIUI code has confirmed the global model name for the new Redmi Note 10 Pro. The device, which has a MediaTek Dimensity 1100 SoC and a 6.6-inch display, is already available in China.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro leaked case designs reaffirm the striking looks of the upcoming flagships
Google may still be months away from releasing the Pixel 6 series, but case designs for both models have already leaked. The cases add a fair bit of bulk to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti trades blows with the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and the Radeon RX 6800 XT in early benchmarks
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti has made its debut on benchmarking websites. The RTX 3070 Ti competes with the RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon RX 6800 XT, which are more expensive than NVIDIA's latest effort. The RTX 3070 Ti appears to be worse value for money than the RTX 3070, though.
The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 receive new features and refinements with their latest software updates
Fitbit has brought a raft of changes to its most recent smartwatches with their latest updates. FitbitOS now supports faster access to the pair's SpO2 sensors and improved Google Assistant integration, among other changes.
Raspberry Pi: RP2040 microcontroller launches for next to nothing
The Raspberry Pi Foundation has announced its latest microcontroller, building on the Raspberry Pi Pico. However, the RP2040 is even cheaper, making it more affordable for those looking to start a project.
New Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 display details teased
More details about the Galaxy Z Flip3 and its foldable display have leaked. The device will not only feature a more refined look than previous Galaxy Z Flip models, but it also may sport a new 'Round Diamond Pixel' display panel.
Sony WF-1000XM4 release date set as European retailer pricing leaks
The replacement for the WF-1000XM3 is edging closer to release. Sony has finally alluded to when it will be announcing the WF-1000XM4, but a Slovakian retailer has already revealed how much the TWS earbuds will cost in Europe.
LG and Samsung tipped to supply Apple with OLED displays for iPhone 13 series; 120 Hz and LTPO panels already in production
According to a report, Samsung has started manufacturing LTPO and 120 Hz displays, presumably for the iPhone 13 Pro series. The pair are expected to arrive in September alongside the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini. All iPhone 13 models are believed to have OLED displays.
ASUS ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition: World's first 15.6-inch laptop with an AMD Ryzen 9 5900HX and Radeon RX 6800M launches
ASUS has revealed the ROG Strix G15 Advantage Edition, a 15.6-inch laptop that combines two of AMD's most powerful laptop components. The G15 Advantage Edition will be available with up to a Ryzen 9 5900HX and a Radeon RX 6800M, with the latter capable of operating at up to 2,300 MHz.
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite and Mi Note 10 Lite become eligible for MIUI 12.5 globally
The Mi 10 Lite and Mi Note 10 Lite are the latest two devices to start receiving MIUI 12.5 outside of China.
Huawei Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro revealed in hands-on leaks
Huawei is only two days away from unveiling the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, its first flagship smartwatches since the Watch GT 2 Pro. The Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro have already leaked extensively though, including in a hands-on video.
Apple reputedly planning to refresh the AirPods Max, but not with a second-generation model
According to a report, Apple is considering refreshing the AirPods Max, as it did with the iPhone 12 mini. A new model is not forthcoming though, for one reason or another.
New Nintendo Switch Pro references emerge online
More references to a new Nintendo Switch and Switch Pro have been spotted online. This time, the rumoured console has made its way to a major retailer, albeit briefly.
Nintendo Switch Pro specifications emerge; Europe to be left waiting for the upgraded console
According to a new report, Nintendo has finalised the specifications for the so-called Switch Pro and its revised dock. While the console is believed to be launching in some regions before October, it could take a while longer to reach European shores.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro durability test puts Corning Gorilla Glass Victus through its paces
The new Redmi Note 10 Pro is an intriguing prospect, even with its worse SoC. One is Xiaomi's use of Gorilla Glass Victus, Corning's most robust glass type. A durability video has shown the benefits of using Gorilla Glass Victus, not least with its improved shatter resistance.
Possible Sony WF-1000XM4 release date revealed as launch commercial leaks
Sony is yet to launch the WF-1000XM4, but a launch commercial detailing the upcoming earbuds has already leaked. A potential launch date has been revealed too, which would put the WF-1000XM4 just over two weeks away from being announced.
The Nokia 8.3 5G is down over 40%, and with complimentary TWS earbuds thrown in
HMD Global is running sales on the Nokia 8.3 5G in multiple countries. The best of the lot appears to be in the UK, where HDM Global has reduced the smartphone by over 40%.
NVIDIA will release a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, and its design has already leaked
NVIDIA is expected to announce the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti on May 31, its latest GA102-based graphics card. A leak has not only confirmed that NVIDIA plans to sell a GeForce RTX 3080 Ti Founders Edition, but it has also provided a hands-on look at its design.
Huawei Watch 3 Pro leak confirms the upcoming smartwatch's design
Huawei is close to unveiling the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro, but a hands-on photo has already confirmed the latter's design. The pair will arrive on June 2 alongside other new HarmonyOS-powered devices.
PoE+ HAT brings greater performance to multiple Raspberry Pi models
A new expansion board by the Raspberry Pi Foundation brings added versatility to its popular single-board computer ecosystem. The PoE+ HAT can provide power via Ethernet, apparently up to 25.5 W.
Chuwi CoreBook X relaunched with the processor from an old MacBook Pro 13
Chuwi has relaunched the CoreBook X, its 14-inch laptop with a 3:2 display. The laptop still has a 1440p display and plenty of I/O, but it now also has the processor from the MacBook Pro 13 that Apple released in 2018.
Suunto presents the Suunto 9 Peak, an ultra-thin and robust smartwatch
The Suunto 9 Peak is a GPS-enabled smartwatch with a lightweight and hardy chassis. The device supports blood oxygen saturation measurements via a SpO2 sensor and has a large battery for up to 170 hours between charges with GPS enabled. The Suunto 9 Peak will be available from early next month.
New Samsung Galaxy A22 5G details emerge
The Galaxy A22 has received another leak, following the renders and specifications that have already been presented. Now, the 5G smartphone's price has leaked, underlining just how cheap the Galaxy A22 will be compared to its peers.
MIUI 12.5 reaches the Mi 9 SE, Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro and POCO X3 Pro outside of China
Xiaomi has started distributing MIUI 12.5 to another four devices outside of China. The company has now introduced the Mi 9 SE, Mi 10T, Mi 10T Pro and POCO X3 Pro to its latest OS, albeit only on the Mi Pilot program, for the time being.
Huawei teases Watch 3 design ahead of June 2 announcement
Huawei has reinforced that it will be revealing the Watch 3 series on June 2, one of the company's first products to launch with HarmonyOS 2.0. Huawei has teased the Watch 3's design too, in what could be a departure for its smartwatch series.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti memory configuration confirmed as TDP wattage emerges
NVIDIA is seemingly only a few days away from announcing the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, but marketing renders of two Gigabyte cards have already leaked. The renders confirm that the GA104-based card has GDDR6X VRAM, an improvement on the RTX 3070. The RTX 3070 Ti may nearly match the RTX 3080's power consumption, too.
Samsung's latest Galaxy S21 Ultra commercials leave a lot to be desired with its camera comparisons against the iPhone 12 Pro Max
The Galaxy S21 Ultra has impressive cameras, not least thanks to its 108 MP primary sensor. So does the iPhone 12 Pro Max, but Samsung's latest commercials claim otherwise.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro GPU details emerge
Initial details on the GPU that Google has chosen for the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have leaked. The GPU should represent a significant increase in performance compared to the Adreno 620 in the Pixel 5, and may be on par with the GPUs in the Exynos 2100 and Kirin 9000.
NVIDIA announces new GeForce RTX graphics card launch date; board partners jump the gun with an erroneous tweet and a lengthy EEC registration
NVIDIA has confirmed when it will launch new GeForce RTX cards, expected to be the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti. However, ASUS has filed trademarks for multiple RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with the EEC, while Gigabyte has already started marketing the RTX 3080 Ti on Twitter.
New Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera specifications revealed
According to a new report, Google plans to bring a gimbal camera to the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, along with improvements to their video recording capabilities. Apparently, custom ISP and NPU chips are due for both devices, too.
Rock Pi 4 Plus: Radxa's Raspberry Pi alternative receives an SoC upgrade
Radxa has upgraded the Rock Pi 4, bringing a new SoC to the single-board computer. Now called the Rock Pi 4 Plus, the device will be available in Model A and Model B variants.
Realme X7 Max 5G: Launch date for Dimensity 1200-packing smartphone with a 120 Hz display announced
Realme has announced when it plans to launch the X7 Max 5G, its next mid-range smartphone. The X7 Max 5G has a Dimensity 1200 SoC, a 120 Hz display, 50 W charging and a 3.5 mm headphone jack, among other features.
The Xiaomi Mi A2 receives what could be one of its final updates
Xiaomi has rolled out the latest security patch to the Mi A2, one of four Android One smartphones that the company released. This month's update could be of the Mi A2's last though, as the device comes to the end of its allotted software support.
Xiaomi unveils a new Redmi Note 10 Pro with some surprising features
Xiaomi has launched the Redmi Note 10 Ultra, albeit as a new Redmi Note 10 Pro. The new smartphone contains several interesting features, including a variable frame rate and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus.
Google Pixel 6 3D print compares the upcoming flagship against the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra
The Pixel 6 will be a large smartphone, as ConceptCreator has shown with a 3D print. In fact, the device is almost as large as the Galaxy S21 Ultra and the Mi 11 Ultra, two of the largest flagship smartphones released this year.
Valve's 'SteamPal' handheld console specifications, launch window and estimated price emerge
According to multiple sources, Valve is planning on releasing a handheld games console and as early as Q4 2021. The device, codenamed SteamPal, will reputedly run Linux using an AMD Van Gogh APU. The SteamPal is expected to launch for US$399.
Apple iPhone SE concept renders visualise a budget iPhone with a punch-hole camera
A concept designer has imagined how the next iPhone SE could look based on recent leaks and rumours. The result is a budget iPhone with minimal bezels and a punch-hole front-facing camera.
Concept renders show the next Apple MacBook Pro 16's presumed design
Rumour has it that Apple will release two MacBook Pro models this summer, both with new Apple Silicon SoCs. Concept renders for the expected 16-inch model have been published, providing a look at how the revised MacBook Pro could shape up.
New Apple Mac mini renders leak with a revised design and I/O
Apple updated the Mac mini to its inaugural in-house SoC last year, but it is not done with the compact PC. According to a new leak, Apple has finally overhauled the Mac mini's design, which features plenty of ports, a flatter chassis and a new M1X or M2 SoC.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold3 camera specifications and updated UI leak
Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy Z Fold3 this summer, effectively a flagship replacement for the Galaxy Note series. Now, camera specifications about Samsung's next foldable smartphone have leaked, as have details on an updated UI.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 models edge closer to being released
According to a new report, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 has entered mass production ahead of its anticipated summer 2021 release. The smartwatch will reputedly arrive in two sizes and will be joined by the smaller Galaxy Watch Active 4.
More Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Ultra specifications emerge ahead of tomorrow's launch
Xiaomi has confirmed more details about its next Redmi Note 10 smartphone, presumed to be the Redmi Note 10 Ultra. The device will have a 120 Hz display with 240 Hz touch sampling, UFS 3.1 storage and four rear-facing cameras, among other features.
Xiaomi releases the Redmi Note 8 2021 with questionable changes
Xiaomi has unveiled the Redmi Note 8 2021, but it has barely made any changes compared to the device it has been selling for nearly two years. The new model arrives with Android 11 and MIUI 12.5 though, so it should receive another two years of OS updates, unlike the Redmi Note 8.
Samsung Galaxy F52 launched with a Snapdragon 750G SoC, 8 GB of RAM and a 120 Hz display
The Galaxy F52 is a 5G smartphone with a Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 120 Hz display and 8 GB of RAM. The device has a 6.6-inch display too and a 4,500 mAh battery that supports USB fast charging, among other features.
Samsung Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition brings a new colourway to the Galaxy S21 series
Samsung has released its second smartphone to commemorate the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The Galaxy S21 5G Olympic Games Edition comes in an exclusive colour with gold edging and a Snapdragon 888 SoC.
Haylou RS3 smartwatch launched with GPS and long battery life for under US$70
The Haylou RS3 is an affordable smartwatch that is compatible with Android and iOS devices. The smartwatch has built-in GPS, a waterproof body and retails for under US$70.
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro disappoints in camera tests, despite its 108 MP camera
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro does not have 'Ultra Premium' cameras, according to DxOMark. Instead, the device languishes way down on its leaderboard and should only be considered a 'balanced budget shooter'.
The Apple M1 consumes up to 30% more than the A12Z Bionic does in the iPad Pro
The latest iPad Pros are, undoubtedly, the most powerful tablets on the market currently. Theoretically, the new M1-equipped models can outperform AMD and Intel-powered laptops, but early performance tests suggest that is not necessarily the case.
Razer starts taking GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti pre-orders ahead of next week's anticipated launch
Razer has started taking pre-orders for pre-built systems containing the RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti, confirming the impending launch of both cards. Both will be available with AMD Ryzen 5000X CPUs.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro: High-resolution renders purport to show the device's finalised design
Apple has finalised the iPhone 13 Pro's design, according to a well-known leaker. High-resolution renders show that Apple has reduced the notch for this year, as well as refining the iPhone's rear-facing cameras.
Apple rumoured to be launching a new iPod Touch this autumn as renders emerge
According to reports, Apple will be announcing a new iPod Touch in a few months. Renders show that Apple has tweaked the iPod Touch's looks too, giving making it resemble an iPhone SE with the iPhone 12's design language.
Xiaomi releases the May 2021 security patch to the Mi A2 Lite, its first update in three months
Xiaomi has released a new update to the Mi A2 Lite, contrary to rumours that it had stopped supporting the device. V126.96.36.199.QDLMIXM contains the latest Android security patch and is rolling out now as an OTA download.
Google Pixel 6: Leaked CAD renders showcase a 6.4-inch display but no periscope camera
Google Pixel 6 CAD renders have leaked, seemingly confirming several aspects of the upcoming flagship smartphone. The Pixel 6 will feature the same design as the Pixel 6 Pro, but it will be about as big as the Pixel 4 XL, not the smaller Pixel 4 or Pixel 5.
Honor Play5 launched with an OLED display, 66 W charging and a 64 MP quad camera
Honor has finally announced the Play5, a mid-range smartphone with plenty going for it. The device features an OLED display, a Dimensity 800U SoC and 8 GB of LPDDR4x RAM, along with five cameras.
Samsung patent hints at a redesigned Galaxy Z Fold with no physical buttons
Samsung has patented a button-less foldable smartphone, and one that looks an awful lot like the leaked Galaxy Z Fold3. The patent suggests that Samsung will employ some trickery to incorporate different sized capacitive buttons, too.
High-performance Mac mini tipped to arrive in a slimmer chassis
Rumour has it that Apple is developing a slimmer Mac mini. The new model will reputedly start at US$1,099 and will feature a ten-core Apple Silicon SoC that also has up to thirty-two GPU cores.
New details on Apple's MacBook Pro 2021 refresh emerge
Details on Apple's MacBook Pro 2021 refresh have emerged, thought to consist of the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16. Both are expected to arrive this summer starting at US$1,799 and US$2,399, respectively.
AMD notebook silicon roadmap between 2020 and 2022 leaks with details on Rembrandt, Barcelo and Dragon Crest series
An AMD roadmap detailing the company's upcoming laptop processors has leaked. The roadmap highlights Rembrandt H, Rembrandt U, Barcelo U and Dragon Crest. Apparently, AMD has axed Van Gogh APUs.
ASUS ROG Flow X13 upgraded to NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs; 35 W SKUs only
The ROG Flow X13 has received an upgrade to NVIDIA's latest RTX 30 series GPUs. The laptop remains available with AMD Ryzen 9 5000 APUs, which ASUS has paired with either the GeForce RTX 3050 or the GeForce RTX 3050 Ti.
Xiaomi seeds MIUI 12.5 to the Mi 10 Pro and the Mi 11
MIUI 12.5 is now available to the Mi 11 globally. The Mi 10 Pro has started receiving Xiaomi's latest OS on its European branch, too.
Sony unveils the Xperia Ace II, a not so compact smartphone
The Xperia Ace II features a 5.5-inch display in a 140 x 68 x 8.9 mm chassis. Not only is it nowhere near as small as compact Xperia smartphones that have gone before it, but it also larger than the Xperia 10 III in all but height. The Xperia Ace II may be exclusive to Japan, too.
Android 12 Beta 1 rolls out to over 25 smartphones; risks with installing on OnePlus and Xiaomi devices
Numerous Android OEMs have released the first Android 12 Beta to their devices, following its announcement earlier this week. However, it is worth holding off installing Android 12 beta on a few devices, as there is a risk that the update could brick your handset.
Google Pixel 5a, Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro and Pixel Fold details revealed in Android 12 Beta 1 code
According to a report, Google has up to four Pixel smartphones in development. One is the rumoured Pixel 5a 5G, two are from the Pixel 6 series and the fourth is reputedly Google's first foldable smartphone.
Pixel 6 renders offer a view of Google's next flagship in multiple colours
New renders have been published of the Pixel 6 series, providing a look at how the upcoming flagship in multiple colours. Google is expected to launch the Pixel 6 alongside the Pixel 6 Pro and the Pixel Watch.
Huawei MateView GT launches: 34-inch gaming monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate and a built-in soundbar
The Huawei MateView GT features a soundbar, a lightbar and a 34-inch panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 1440p display also runs at up to 165 Hz and has a 4,000:1 peak contrast ratio.
Huawei reveals the MateBook 16 with a 3:2 display and up to an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor
The MateBook 16 is Huawei's latest laptop, and one that comes with plenty of enticing features. The device will be available in two configurations, each with 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The Huawei MateView monitor is the Surface Studio of external monitors
Microsoft is yet to repurpose the Surface Studio as an external monitor, but the Huawei MateView comes close to realising that dream. The MateView has a 3:2 aspect ratio, a 28-inch panel size, a 4K native resolution and plenty of built-in ports.
Xiaomi launches the POCO M3 Pro 5G globally for €159
Xiaomi has unveiled its latest mid-range smartphone, the POCO M3 Pro 5G. A re-branded Redmi Note 10 5G, the POCO M3 Pro 5G features a 90 Hz display, a 5,000 mAh battery and MediaTek's Dimensity 700 SoC.
Samsung commits to three years of updates for current Galaxy Watch smartwatches, but no Wear or Wear OS upgrades
Samsung and Google may have agreed to merge Tizen OS and Wear OS, but current Galaxy Watch smartwatches will be left on the older Tizen OS platform. Samsung will update the Galaxy Watch Active, Watch Active 2 and Watch 3 for at least three years from their launch date, mind you.
Firefly ROC-RK3566-PC launches for US$65 with Android 11, Ubuntu and M.2 2242 SSD support
The Firefly ROC-RK3566-PC is a single-board computer that supports Android 11 and Ubuntu, among other OSes. The SBC is available in two configurations and supports M.2 2242 SSDs.
JingPad A1: A US$549 2-in-1 convertible with the first Linux-based tablet OS
Jingling has confirmed the price of the JingPad A1, the 2-in-1 convertible running a Linux-based tablet OS. The JingPad A1 features a Unisoc Tiger T7510 SoC though, so the tablet may offer limited performance.
Offline Spotify playback is finally coming to Wear OS, but Garmin may still have the edge
Google and Spotify have finally got around to integrating offline playback on Wear OS, now Wear. However, it seems that Garmin smartwatches will still have more Spotify functionality than their Wear OS rivals.
Apple MacBook Pro mass production with mini-LED displays may be delayed until Q1 2022
According to a report, Apple's plan to release MacBook Pros with mini-LED displays has been pushed back until Q4 2021 or Q1 2022. Apparently, supply issues are to blame, but a rise in COVID infections in Taiwan may come into play, too.
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 4 specifications leak following Tizen OS and Wear OS merger
Specifications for one of Samsung's next flagship smartwatches have leaked. Apparently, the Galaxy Watch Active 4 will have smaller display bezels than the current model, along with a revised SoC, among other changes.
AOC Agon AG324UX revealed with specifications suited for next-generation consoles
AOC has introduced a gaming monitor that could be ideal for those who own a Sony PlayStation 5 or an Xbox Series X. Not only does the Agon AG324UX support 4K natively, but it also runs at 144 Hz and has two HDMI 2.1 ports. A USB Type-C port with Power Delivery could be handy for laptops, too.
HarmonyOS 2.0 release date named for the Mate 30, Mate 40, P40 and Mate X2 series
A leaker from China has named the date when Huawei will begin rolling out HarmonyOS 2.0. Apparently, the Mate 30, Mate 40, P40 and Mate X2 series will be the first devices to receive Huawei's new OS.
Lenovo Legion 2 Pro with 18 GB of RAM set to debut on May 20 for ~US$932 in China
Lenovo has confirmed that it still plans to release the 18 GB version of the Legion 2 Pro, its latest gaming smartphone. The flagship will launch for CNY 5,999 (~US$932), over 60% more than the basic Legion 2 Pro costs.
NVIDIA announces 'Lite Hash Rate' anti-mining refresh for all desktop RTX 30 series cards bar the GeForce RTX 3090
NVIDIA has committed to releasing 'Lite Hash Rate' versions of the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti, RTX 3070 and RTX 3080. The RTX 3090 remains unaffected, but all other desktop RTX 30 series cards shipping from this month onwards will be capped at half their theoretical ETH hash rates.
Next Apple MacBook Air set to debut later this year with a more powerful Apple Silicon SoC
Apple's next-generation MacBook Air will receive not only a design overhaul but also a revised SoC. The SoC will serve as the successor to the popular M1, albeit with faster CPU cores and up to two additional GPU cores.
Apple is reputedly developing a Mac Pro with up to 40 CPU and 128 GPU cores; new Mac mini with powerful SoC being worked on too
Apple is working towards releasing in-house silicon with up to 40 CPU and 128 GPU cores, Mark Gurman claims. The powerhouse SoC will make its way into a smaller Mac Pro, while the Mac mini will receive a chip with up to 32 GPU cores.
New Apple MacBook Pro 13, MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 details emerge
According to a new report, Apple has set its sights on releasing three new MacBook Pro models, starting this summer with 14-inch and 16-inch variants. All will have new Apple Silicon SoCs, with up to ten CPU cores and thirty-two GPU cores for the MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16.
Samsung seeds a new update for the Galaxy S10 series, Galaxy S10e included
Samsung has started rolling out new updates to the Galaxy S10 series, including the Galaxy S10e. The new round of updates not only brings the Galaxy S10 series onto the May 2021 security patch, but also improves camera performance.
The Honor 50 and 50 Pro could be the first smartphones with a Snapdragon 778G SoC; Honor tipped to use flagship chipset on the 50 Pro Plus
According to multiple reports, Honor has settled on a new Qualcomm SoC for two of the three devices in its upcoming 50 series. Qualcomm briefly listed the SoC in question before removing it, but Honor is expected to use the Snapdragon 888 on the 50 Pro Plus.
Qualcomm launches and then delists the Snapdragon 778G 5G, a mid-range SoC based on a 6 nm process
The Snapdragon 778G 5G is another mid-range SoC to bolster Qualcomm's already burgeoning portfolio. Qualcomm did publish official specifications for the Snapdragon 778G 5G, but something was clearly amiss as it has pulled the product page.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera specifications emerge
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro camera specifications have leaked, and they represent a significant upgrade from the Pixel 5's cameras. Apparently, a 50 MP primary camera is on the table, as is an 8 MP periscope camera that supports up to 5x optical zoom.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 series to run Wear OS with a One UI twist
According to a new report, Samsung has chosen One UI for its next flagship smartwatches. The Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4 will run a form of One UI 3, albeit one based on Wear OS.
Beats Studio Buds leak in an apparent reversal for the Beats brand
Apple has added images for the Beats Studio Buds to iOS and tvOS betas. The TWS earbuds have a compact design and have been shown in three colours.
Google Play Console certifies the Galaxy Tab S7 XL Lite as the Galaxy Tab S7 FE
According to the Google Play Console, the Galaxy Tab S7 FE is the final name for Samsung's next 'Lite' tablet. The Google Play Console has confirmed a few specifications for the upcoming tablet too, including that it will be available with a 5G modem.
Sony's next compact Xperia smartphone shown in case renders and on the Google Play Console
Sony's next compact Xperia smartphone has appeared on the Google Play Console. The 5.5-inch device has also turned up in case renders as manufacturers prepare for its release.
Google Pixel 6 Pro cameras leak with a notable upgrade over the Pixel 5's dual-cameras
The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro designs have already leaked and now have the latter's rear-facing cameras. Apparently, Google has finally equipped a Pixel smartphone with a periscope camera, which would be a huge change for the Pixel series.
Leaked Android 12 promo video teases changes for Google's next OS
Android 12 may still be months away from a stable release, but a promotional video has already leaked. Google's next OS features many changes, although most will probably be confined to devices running stock Android, excluding those produced by Samsung, OnePlus and Xiaomi.
Xiaomi sets a release date for the POCO M3 Pro 5G, a budget handset with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC and an eye-catching design
Xiaomi has announced when it intends to announce the POCO M3 Pro 5G, its next budget smartphone for the brand. The re-branded Redmi Note 10 5G will arrive with a more arresting design though, and will be available globally.
Leaks seemingly confirm the design and features of the Meizu Watch with LTE
The Meizu Watch's design has been revealed, and it looks an awful lot like an Apple Watch. According to a reliable leaker, the Meizu Watch will also support LTE connectivity via an eSIM.
Smach Z on the road to becoming vaporware as Smach claims to be on the verge of bankruptcy
Smach is on the verge of calling time on the Smach Z, nearly five years after taking it to Kickstarter. According to its founder, Smach is on the verge of bankruptcy, despite receiving over US$1 million from two crowdfunding campaigns.
Galaxy S21 FE: Samsung's new trademarks hint at the release of another smartphone for fans
Two new EUIPO filings suggest that Samsung is gearing to release a new Fan Edition smartphone later this year. Samsung is expected to launch the Galaxy S21 FE in August at another Galaxy Unpacked event.
New references to the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti emerge
More GeForce RTX 30 series cards have been certified, this time the RTX 3050 Ti and RTX 3070 Ti. The RTX 3080 Ti has been certified once again too, as have numerous CMP HX mining cards.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renders leak with a radically different design
The first rumoured designs for the Pixel 6 series are in, and they suggest that Google has made sweeping changes from last year's conservative Pixel 5. With a pronounced camera housing, minimal bezels and a square design, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro look nothing like any previous Pixel smartphones.
Samsung rolls out a camera update to the Galaxy Z Fold2
The Galaxy Z Fold2 has bagged a camera update, over six months after the foldable's release. Now, the device supports some of the advanced functionality that Samsung introduced with the Galaxy S21 series.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives May 2021 security patch update; 13 critical or high CVEs addressed
The Xiaomi Mi A3 is near the end of its software support, but it has still picked up the May 2021 security patch update. V188.8.131.52.RFQMIXM is rolling out now as an OTA and addresses over a dozen critical or high CVEs for the device.
The Sony Xperia 10 III is now pre-orderable with a complimentary pair of ANC over-ear headphones
Sony's latest mid-range smartphone is now pre-orderable in multiple countries. The Xperia 10 III is available in up to four colours, and comes with a pre-order gift that would usually cost about US$100.
Possible Huawei Watch 3 certified with HarmonyOS
Huawei is expected to launch the Watch 3 series in a few weeks, which should comprise the Watch 3 and Watch 3 Pro. A recent certification document all but confirms that Huawei's next smartwatches will run on HarmonyOS, rather than the LiteOS that the company currently uses.
GALAX refreshes the GeForce RTX 30 series with NVIDIA's new ETH mining limits
GALAX has confirmed NVIDIA's plans to re-release the GeForce RTX 30 series with revised ETH mining limits. All cards bar the GeForce RTX 3090 have received new GPUs with a '2' suffix, replacing the '0' suffix from the original Ampere GPUs.
Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with an Exynos 2100 SoC sinks in DxOMark's new battery
DxOMark has started evaluating smartphone battery life, and the Galaxy S21 Ultra has fared poorly. The Exynos 2100 version languishes near the bottom of DxOMark's battery leaderboard, but the overall score is more than just a measure of battery life.
Bleujour Kubb: Updated mini-PC released with Intel Tiger Lake processors, Iris Xe graphics and Thunderbolt 4 support
Bleujour has updated the Kubb, its compact and stylish mini-PC. The square device is now available with Intel's latest Tiger Lake processors that feature Iris Xe Graphics and Thunderbolt 4 ports.
Bakeey G51: Cheap smartwatch launches with IP67 certification, 4 GB of storage and up to 7 days of battery life for US$29.99
The Bakeey G51 is a budget smartwatch with plenty of storage on which to store music. The device is also IP67 certified and features a large touchscreen display.
ASUS PN41 mini-PC launches with a range of Intel Jasper Lake processors
ASUS has finally revealed the PN41, its latest mini-PC. The Intel Jasper Lake-based machine will be available with multiple processors, including the Celeron N5105 and the Pentium Silver N6005.
MSI confirms NVIDIA's plans to release the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti
MSI has, perhaps unwittingly, listed the RTX 3080 Ti on its website. The blunder follows a crate of MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Ti VENTUS 3X 12G OC cards being spotted last month.
Xiaomi rubbishes MIUI 13 rumoured release date
Xiaomi will not be revealing MIUI 13 in June, a representative from the company has claimed. While the company has not denied the volume of devices that will supposedly be eligible for MIUI 13, it asserts that the OSes rumoured launch date is a fabrication.
The Samsung Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series receive a new camera mode with their latest software updates
Samsung has added a new camera mode to the Galaxy S20 and Note 20 series. The company has called the mode 'Dual Recording', which is a stripped-back version of Director's View introduced with the Galaxy S21 series.
AMD Radeon RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT leaks reveal specifications for both entry-level cards
AMD is expected to release the Radeon RX 6600 series before the end of the quarter, with the RX 6600 and RX 6600 XT serving as budget entries in its RDNA 2 line-up. Specifications for both cards have now leaked, including an EEC registration made by ASRock.
Samsung releases new special edition versions of the Galaxy Watch 3
Samsung has unveiled a new special edition of the Galaxy Watch 3, its latest smartwatch. The Galaxy Watch TOUS features some design changes compared to the regular model and was developed in collaboration with Spanish jewellery company TOUS.
The GPD Win Max receives an update to Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 4000 processors
GPD has upgraded the Win Max Mini, one of its handheld gaming PCs. The Win Max Mini 2021 will soon be available with Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen 4000 processors, which should both have improved gaming performance compared to last year's model.
Sony WF-1000XM4 high-resolution marketing images leak in two colours; compact charging case, matte finish and memory foam ear tips seemingly confirmed
According to a new leak, Sony plans to release the WF-1000XM4 in two colours. Both colours appear to have a matte finish and memory foam ear tips, both upgrades over the WF-1000XM3. The WF-1000XM4's charging case is a lot smaller than its predecessor's, too.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro receives a new update globally
Huawei has started issuing a new update to Watch GT 2 Pro globally. The update addresses a few issues on the smartwatch, and is available to download via the Huawei Health app.
Certification documents confirm four Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 XL Lite models, including a 5G variant
The Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Lite has leaked again, but this time as the Galaxy Tab S7 XL Lite. New certification documents confirm that the 12.4-inch tablet will arrive in as at least four models, including a 5G variant.
Honor Play5 5G release date announced; design teased
Honor has confirmed the release date of its next smartphone, the Play5 5G. The device will have five cameras and will be available in multiple colours.
Nintendo Switch Pro referenced in OLED manufacturer earnings call; OLED display chosen for its higher contrast ratio and faster response times
The Nintendo Switch Pro has been namechecked in a Universal Display Corporation earnings call. According to UDI's CEO, Nintendo has chosen a display for its next handheld console, which would be a significant upgrade over the displays found in current models.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti modded to support 22 GB of VRAM
The RTX 2080 Ti has been modded to support 22 GB of VRAM. NVIDIA's former flagship card comes with 11 GB of VRAM as standard, but the company left in the ability for it to use double its default capacity.
Gigabyte unveils new Brix mini-PCs with Intel Jasper Lake processors in 0.68-litre chassis
Gigabyte has introduced its first mini-PCs based on Intel's Jasper Lake architecture. The 0.68-litre machine can be equipped with up to a 10 W CPU, has multiple ports and an M.2 2280 SSD, among other features.
Next MacBook Air design revealed in iMac colours with a flat chassis and a revised keyboard
The next MacBook Air has leaked again, this time in multiple colours. Apple's next budget MacBook will feature a revised keyboard, a new chassis and white display bezels. The device is expected to launch with an Apple M2 SoC, too.
Leaked ASUS ZenFone 8 European pricing pitches the upcoming compact flagship as a OnePlus 9 and Pixel 5 alternative
European pricing for the ZenFone 8 has leaked, and it seems that ASUS will position the device as a budget flagship smartphone. The ZenFone 8 should be available with up to 16 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage, albeit for just €800.
Xiaomi Redmi Note 10S receives MIUI 12.5 globally just days ahead of Indian launch
The Redmi Note 10S is one of the first device's receive MIUI 12.5 globally. The update is available for devices enrolled on MIUI's European and Global branches, and will be distributed as an OTA download. The Redmi Note 10S should arrive with MIUI 12.5 in India when it launches later this week, too.
Latest Sony WF-1000XM4 leak reveals its design, wireless charging capabilities and possible launch date
The Sony WF-1000XM4 is well on its way and may arrive sooner than expected. The upcoming pair of TWS earbuds will feature a revised design, improved functionality and possibly even a charging case that can be recharged wirelessly.
MIUI 13 set to reach upwards of 89 Xiaomi, POCO, Blackshark and Redmi smartphones later this year
According to a new report, Xiaomi is set to furnish up to 89 devices with MIUI 13, its next OS. Black Shark, Mi, POCO and Redmi devices are all included, although not some older flagships like the Mi 8, Mi Mix 3 and Pocophone F1.
Windows 10X may be dead, dealing a hammer blow to any hopes of Microsoft releasing the Surface Neo
Microsoft has reputedly closed the book on Windows 10X and, by extension, the Surface Neo. According to a report, Microsoft no longer plans to ship Windows 10X and has redeployed resources to other projects.
Sennheiser sells its consumer audio business for €200 million
Sennheiser has found a buyer for its consumer audio business, which it has been trying to sell since February. Sonova Holding AG will continue to develop and sell products under the Sennheiser brand, though.
Xiaomi Mi Pad 5 series to compete against Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 range with a large battery; possible May or summer 2021 release scheduled
Xiaomi is expected to unveil three premium tablets this month, according to Digital Chat Station. The real date may be June at the earliest, though. One of the three has already appeared on the 3C and with a sizeable battery that should challenge Samsung's hegemony over the Android premium tablet market.
Samsung's next Android tablet will be the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Lite, and it will come in at least two colours
According to reports, Samsung's next Android tablet will be the Galaxy Tab S7 Plus Lite, or Galaxy Tab S7+ Lite for short. Setting aside its mouthful of a name, the tablet should arrive in June with a Snapdragon 750G SoC, a 12.4-inch display and in a minimum of two colours.
AMD and Razer tease the release of an AMD-powered Razer Blade laptop
It seems that an AMD-powered Razer Blade laptop is on its way, going off teasers from Frank Azor and Ming-Liang Tan. The laptop is expected to be a Blade 14 with Ryzen Cezanne H APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs.
The GPD Win 3 is now orderable from outside of Indiegogo
The GPD Win 3 is now available from multiple retailers, following a successful crowdfunding campaign. The handheld games console is based on Intel Tiger Lake processors and has a slide-up display.
Sony and Nike unveil stylish PlayStation 5-inspired sneakers
Sony and Nike have teamed up with basketball player Paul George and PS5 designer Yujin Morsawa on the PG 5, a pair of PlayStation 5 sneakers. Unsurprisingly, the PG 5 has a PlayStation 5-inspired colour scheme and incorporates many design elements from Sony's latest console. The Nike PG 5 will sell for US$120.
ONEXPLAYER to go live on Indiegogo next week with Intel Tiger Lake processors as a GPD Win 3 and AYA NEO alternative
The ONEXPLAYER is another Windows handheld styled on the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. The device has an Intel Tiger Lake processor, Iris Xe iGPUs and a 2,560 x 1,600 IPS display. One-netbook will bring the ONEXPLAYER to Indiegogo next week for US$1,059 with a hefty discount for early backers.
Mi TV P1: Xiaomi launches new budget Smart TVs in Europe with HDMI 2.1 connectivity and Dolby Vision support
Xiaomi has brought its new Mi TV P1 series to Europe. The budget TVs start at around €280 and come in four sizes.
Xiaomi begins distributing MIUI 12.5 internationally
Xiaomi has started distributing MIUI 12.5 internationally, beginning with the Mi 11. The flagship can now be upgraded to MIUI 12.5 on MIUI's European branch ahead of a wider rollout. Other devices should follow, including the Mi 10 series.
The Google Pixel 5a and Pixel 6 may come bundled with unlimited photo and video backups
Google is ending unlimited high-quality Google Photos backups next month, including on current Pixel smartphones. However, changes within the Google Photos app suggest that the company will offer a comparable and unlimited backup method for future Pixel smartphones.
Apple iPad mini Pro tipped to feature an 8.7-inch display and 5G connectivity for US$649
The wait goes on for a new iPad mini, but specifications for the so-called iPad mini Pro have now leaked. According to a new report, Apple plans to charge US$649 and up for the iPad mini Pro, which it will equip with an 8.7-inch display and 5G connectivity. Expect the iPad mini Pro to arrive in 2H 2021.
New leak confirms that the ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip is the ZenFone 7 Pro but with a Snapdragon 888
ASUS ZenFone 8 Flip specifications and renders have leaked just over a week ahead of the device's unveiling. The ZenFone 8 Flip is basically last year's ZenFone 7 series but with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, which seems fairly uninspired.
Google confirms Google Silicon GS101 custom SoC months ahead of Pixel 6 series launch
Google has inadvertently confirmed the existence of the first 'Google Silicon' chip, the GS101. Codenamed 'Whitechapel', the GS101 will debut in the 'P21', a possible collective term for the Pixel 6 series.
ASUS ZenFone 8 renders and specifications leak, confirming a conventional and not so compact design
Renders and specifications of the ZenFone 8 have leaked, nixing the notion that ASUS plans to launch a ZenFone 8 mini next week. The ZenFone 8 will still be on the smaller side, although it forgoes the flip camera for which the ZenFone series has become known. The ZenFone 8 will have a Snapdragon 888 SoC and three cameras, with two on the rear.
More Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4 details emerge
There have already been a few leaks about the Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch Active 4, stylised as the Galaxy Watch Active4 and Galaxy Watch Active4. However, the sizes and model numbers of all models have leaked, offering an insight into Samsung's next premium smartwatches.
Lenovo unveils a new flagship tablet with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC and a 90 Hz OLED display
Lenovo has announced a new tablet equipped with a compelling assortment of hardware. The iPad Pro lookalike has a 90 Hz OLED display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, quad speakers and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC. The 2.5K tablet is HDR 10 certified, too.
Xiaomi reputedly has three Mi Pad 5 tablets in development with older flagship SoCs and 120 Hz displays
Xiaomi is planning to release three premium tablets this year, according to information gleaned from the MIUI Home app. The trio, which may well be the Mi Pad 5, Mi Pad 5 Pro and Mi Pad 5 Pro Plus, are expected to feature 120 Hz displays and last generation flagship SoCs.
The POCO F3 GT tipped to be the global version of the Xiaomi Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition
Xiaomi's latest Redmi K40 handset may be receiving an international release. According to reports, Xiaomi has re-branded the Redmi K40 Gaming Enhanced Edition as the POCO F3 GT. The POCO F3 GT will be sold in India at the very least.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti retail prices leak for considerably higher than reputed US$999 launch price; 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM confirmed
NVIDIA is expected to launch the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for US$999, but leaked prices suggest that AIBs and retailers have other ideas. One retailer is reportedly already selling the GA102-based card for nearly US$3,500.
Google leaks the Pixel Buds A again with a familiar design
Google has revealed the Pixel Buds A, although seemingly ahead of schedule. The budget earbuds will support Bluetooth Fast Pair and retain the Pixel Buds' design. The Pixel Buds A will be available in multiple colours, too.
HP OMEN 17 refresh stars on Geekbench with an Intel Core i9-11900H, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 and 32 GB of RAM
HP has a new OMEN 17 up its sleeve, complete with Intel Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs. One of the top-tier models is seemingly one with a Core i9-11900H, GeForce RTX 3070 and 32 GB of RAM.
Acer Nitro XV252QF gaming monitor launches with a huge 390 Hz refresh rate
The Acer Nitro XV252QF is a 24.5-inch gaming monitor with an exceptionally high refresh rate. According to Acer, the Nitro XV252QF can reach 390 Hz, dwarfing the refresh rates of most gaming monitors.
Intel's most powerful Tiger Lake-H45 processor appears on Geekbench in an HP ZBook Studio G8
Intel is yet to unveil the Tiger Lake-H45 series, but the flagship Core i9-11950H has appeared on Geekbench. Paired with an HP ZBook Studio G8, the Core i9-11950H will be Intel's answer to AMD's Ryzen 9 5980HX and Ryzen 9 5900HX.
Xiaomi wants POCO testers for MIUI 12.5 Global Stable ROM testing; all but the most famous POCO smartphone are eligible to join
Xiaomi has announced a new round of MIUI 12.5 Global Stable ROM testing, albeit only for POCO devices this time. All POCO smartphones apart from the Pocophone F1 are eligible to join the program. Xiaomi has not explained why the Pocophone F1 is missing from the program.
The Realme Watch 2 launches with 90 exercise modes, up to 12 days of battery life and a SpO2 sensor
Realme has officially unveiled its latest budget smartwatch, the Realme Watch 2. The device contains some significant improvements compared to its predecessor, such as many more exercise modes and a larger battery. The Realme Watch 2 costs ~US$56 and is IP68 certified.
Lemfo LEM15: An Android smartwatch with two cameras, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage
The LEM15 is a Frankenstein's monster of a device, with specifications that are closer to a smartphone than a smartwatch. Unsurprisingly, the LEM15 is large and heavy, so it will not be to everyone's tastes.
Huawei plans to release 32-inch and 42-inch MateView monitors for professionals and gamers
Rumour has it that Huawei plans to release two MateView monitors soon; one aimed at gamers and the other at professionals. The latter has already leaked, while the former is reportedly a 42-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 165 Hz refresh rate.
Latest ASUS ZenFone 8 leak details three model variants, including a Mini model with a flip-up camera; 3.5 mm jack incoming potentially for all models
More ZenFone 8 series details have been revealed, and it seems that only the ZenFone 8 Mini will have a flip-up camera. The 5.92-inch device will also have a 4,000 mAh battery and up to 16 GB of RAM. All ZenFone 8 devices should feature a 3.5 mm headphone jack, too.
Huawei P50 dummy units appear with unusual camera design and HarmonyOS marketing
Huawei is on the verge of launching the P50 series, although it remains to be seen in what capacity. Various dummy handsets have confirmed some earlier rumours about the upcoming flagship series, including its camera design and that it will run HarmonyOS rather than EMUI.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active and Watch Active 2 receive new updates in multiple countries
Samsung has started issuing new updates to the Galaxy Watch Active and Watch Active 2. The updates improve the stability of the smartwatches in vital areas and will be available through the Galaxy Wearable app. The new updates are approximately a 35 MB download.
The Sony Xperia 1 III could be a decent amount more expensive than its predecessor
Sony's pricing for the Xperia 1 III has emerged, and it is a lot higher than what the company charged for previous models. While the Xperia 1 launched at CNY 6,299 (~US$973), the Xperia 1 III starts at CNY 8,499 (~US$1,313). The Xperia 1 II currently costs CNY 7,499 (~US$1,159) in China too.
OnePlus announces a deplorable Android 11 upgrade schedule for the OnePlus 6 and 6T
It seems that OnePlus has gone all LG with its software support for older smartphones. The company has confirmed that the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T will not receive Android 11 Open Beta updates until the end of August, just in time for Android 12's arrival. So much for Never Settle, OnePlus.
Honor Play 5 leaks will a stylish design and five cameras
Honor is already on the verge of launching another smartphone, the Honor Play 5. Apparently, the Honor Play 5 will be more powerful than the Play 5T Youth Edition that Honor launched earlier this month.
Samsung quietly launches the Galaxy Book Flex 2 Alpha in two colours starting at US$849.99
The Galaxy Book Flex 2 Alpha has arrived, even if it missed the cut at yesterday's Galaxy Unpacked event. The convertible laptop has a 13.3-inch display, a choice between two Intel Tiger Lake laptops and a 54 Wh battery. The Galaxy Book Flex 2 Alpha will start shipping next month in two colours.
Huawei enriches the Watch GT 2 Pro with another update
Huawei has afforded the Watch GT 2 Pro another update, further optimising the device. Firmware version 184.108.40.206 is rolling out to the Watch GT 2 Pro via the Huawei Health app.
Samsung Galaxy Book Go renders leak after Galaxy Unpacked no-show
The Galaxy Book Go did not debut at Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked event yesterday, but Roland Quandt has published marketing renders of the 14-inch laptop, anyway. The renders confirm that the Galaxy Book Go has massive bezels and a simple design.
Realme Watch 2 leaks in hands-on video ahead of its imminent launch
The Realme Watch 2 has leaked again, this time in an unboxing video. The budget smartwatch will launch on April 30 and looks an awful lot like the Apple Watch.
Apple expects iPad and Mac shortages ahead of new iPad Pro and iMac launches
The new iPad Pros and iMac will be pre-orderable from tomorrow, but Apple has hinted that it will not have many units available. Apple expects shortages to continue into Q3 2021, although primarily for iPad and Macs.
The Redmi Note 10 5G will be available in the EU and the US as the POCO M3 Pro 5G
The POCO M3 Pro 5G is on its way to market, and it will be a rebranded Redmi Note 10 5G. The POCO M3 Pro 5G will be available in multiple markets, including the EU. The device will have a Dimensity 700 SoC, a 90 Hz display and a 48 MP main camera.
Huawei brings new features to the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e with a new round of updates
Huawei has issued new updates for the Watch GT 2 and Watch GT 2e. The updates contain the same changes, such as an improvement for iOS users.
LG V70 ThinQ rumoured specifications leak with a 120 Hz display, a 5,300 mAh battery and 45 W charging
Previous leaks have already shown the V70 ThinQ to have a Snapdragon 888 and 8 GB of RAM, but a new report alleges that the device will have other flagship features too, including a 120 Hz display and a large battery. Unfortunately, LG reportedly plans to produce fewer than 1,000 units.
Honor is reputedly developing a new flagship smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset
According to a new report, Honor is planning to return to using Qualcomm SoCs, following its split with Huawei. Apparently, the company is developing a flagship with the Snapdragon 888 Plus, presumably an overclocked Snapdragon 888. The device will run MagicUI 5.0 based on Android 11.
Motorola tipped to release four new Edge smartphones in 2021
Motorola has some new Edge smartphones in the pipeline, according to reports. Up to four models are supposedly in development, including the Kyoto, a budget entry with a 108 MP primary camera.
Samsung reveals the Galaxy Book, a 15.6-inch budget laptop with Intel Tiger Lake processors and an optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU
The Galaxy Book is Samsung's new budget laptop, but it can be configured with up to a Core i7-1165G7 and an NVIDIA GeForce MX450, albeit only with a Core i5-1135G7 processor. The Galaxy Book supports LTE too, has dual M.2 2280 SSDs and plenty of ports.
The Samsung Galaxy Book Odyssey is the first laptop with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Max-Q and RTX 3050 Ti Max-Q GPUs
Samsung has announced the Galaxy Book Odyssey, its latest 15.6-inch gaming laptop. However, the company has also revealed the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti, which will be available as Max-Q variants on the Galaxy Book Odyssey.
AMD remains on track to deliver Radeon RX 6000 laptop GPUs in this quarter
AMD has already released several Radeon RX 6000 desktop GPUs, but it has not forgotten about the laptop market. According to a new report, AMD still plans to deliver new laptop GPUs before the start of Q3 2021, presumably with a few SKUs ranging from the RX 6600M to the RX 6800M.
Huawei adds features to the Watch Fit with its April 2021 software update
Huawei has started distributing a new update to the Watch Fit, its stylish and rectangular smartwatch. The update brings a new feature to the smartwatch, while also improving its blood oxygen monitoring functionality.
Lenovo announces the Yoga Duet 7 2021 with Intel Tiger Lake processors, faster RAM and Thunderbolt 4
The Yoga Duet 7 2021 features a Core i5-1135G7 or a Core i7-1165G7, along with 16 GB of RAM and a Thunderbolt 4 port. The device will go on sale in China on April 30.
ASUS will launch gaming laptops with Intel Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA RTX 30 series GPUs on May 11
ASUS has confirmed that it will be unleashing 'the Tiger inside' on May 11 with a range of new ROG gaming laptops. At least the ROG Zephyrus M16 will be in attendance with a choice of Intel Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA RTX 30 series GPUs ranging from the GeForce RTX 3050 series to the RTX 3070.
Intel Tiger Lake-U Refresh is coming to bridge the gap until Alder Lake processors arrive
Alder Lake and Tiger Lake-H45 processors are not the only processors that Intel will be introducing between now and the end of the year. Tiger Lake-U Refresh can be added to that pile too, which will cover 15-28 W processors for thin and light laptops.
The ASUS ZenFone 8 series will feature a device with a punch-hole display
ASUS has confirmed that it has adopted a conventional punch-hole display for at least one of its upcoming ZenFone 8 handsets. It seems that ASUS will launch at least the ZenFone 8 and ZenFone 8 Mini on May 12, but a ZenFone 8 Flip may be up for release, too.
ASUS Zen AiO 24 A5401 launched with an AMD Ryzen 7 5700U APU and a stylish design
The Zen AiO 24 A5401 is a compact all-in-one computer that packs plenty of power under the hood. The 23.8-inch computer is now available with AMD's Ryzen 7 5700U, an octa-core APU that ASUS has complemented with 16 GB of SO-DIMM RAM and a 512 GB PCIe SSD.
Xiaomi opens MIUI 12.5 to select Redmi smartphones
Xiaomi has begun rolling out MIUI 12.5 to select Redmi handsets. Until now, only recent Mi flagship smartphones were eligible, as was the Mi 9 SE. Now, Xiaomi has chosen five Redmi devices for MIUI 12.5, albeit still only on MIUI's Chinese branch.
Samsung refines the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 with their latest updates
Samsung may be months away from releasing the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch Active 4, but it continues to refine its older smartwatches. This time, the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch 3 have gained a few improvements that should improve their overall user experiences.
Xiaomi custom silicon purported to be in the pipeline with sporting an ARM Cortex-X2 and ARM Mali GPU cores
Xiaomi and Samsung have reputedly teamed up to produce a custom SoC. Apparently, the chipset will feature the upcoming ARM Cortex-X2, along with ARM Mali GPU cores. The pair are believed to be in advanced negotiations.
Samsung rolls out a 1.1 GB update to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Samsung has issued another update to the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G, and it is over 1.1 GB in size. The update addresses a few issues for the flagship while also bringing the device onto the May 2021 security patch.
NVIDIA may unveil the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti over a week before its May 26 release date
According to a new report, NVIDIA is expected to unveil the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti over a week before its May 26 release. The GA102-based card will supposedly launch for US$999, which would, theoretically, make it a much cheaper option than the GeForce RTX 3090.
Samsung Galaxy Book Go to arrive in Wi-Fi only, LTE and 5G variants starting at US$349.99
Samsung is expected to launch multiple laptops tomorrow, of which the Galaxy Book Go may be one. The Windows 10 on ARM laptop will have a 14-inch display, a choice between two Qualcomm Snapdragon SoCs and will be available in Wi-Fi only, LTE and 5G configurations.
The OnePlus Watch's first update brings many improvements, but the smartwatch is still missing advertised features
OnePlus has started rolling out an update to its eponymous smartwatch, the OnePlus Watch. While the update fixes numerous issues on the poorly-received device, OnePlus is yet to enable many features that it has advertised.
Motorola's budget Moto G20 comes with a 90 Hz display and a 5,000 mAh battery
The Moto G20 is Motorola's latest budget smartphone and is one that further expands its burgeoning G-series. The Moto G20 has a fast display, a budget SoC and a large battery. The device has five cameras and a capacitive fingerprint scanner, too.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 FE set to retain the 4,500 mAh battery of the S20 FE, giving it an advantage over the Galaxy S21
Samsung is reputedly sticking with a 4,500 mAh battery capacity for this year's Galaxy S21 FE. The Galaxy S20 FE has the same capacity, but the Galaxy S21 had to settle with a 4,000 mAh battery instead. Hence, the Galaxy S21 FE may outlast the Galaxy S21 in battery life tests.
Nokia X50 tipped to launch in 2H 2021 with a Snapdragon 780G SoC, a 1440p and 6.5-inch display, a 108 MP camera and a 6,000 mAh battery
HMD Global does not plan to release the Nokia 8.4 5G, according to a new report. Instead, the company will launch the Nokia X50, a direct replacement for last year's Nokia 8.3 5G. The Nokia X50 will supposedly feature a Snapdragon 780G SoC, five rear-facing cameras and a huge battery. A large, high resolution and fast display is in order, too.
Xiaomi seemingly confirms that a Mi Mix Fold global model is not forthcoming
Xiaomi Germany has apparently confirmed that there will be no global Mi Mix Fold, nearly a month after the device's announcement. It is unclear what has happened to the Mi Mix Fold Special Edition that Xiaomi teased for global audiences, though.
The LG V70 ThinQ performs poorly on Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 SoC and 8 GB of RAM
The LG V70 ThinQ will probably remain an elusive smartphone, but it has appeared on Geekbench. The Snapdragon 888-powered smartphone has not hit the heights though, and is well down on other flagship smartphones released this year.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti launch dates emerge
Yet more details about the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and RTX 3080 Ti have appeared online. Their revised launch dates have been published this time, although they have slipped to early June and late May, respectively. Apparently, the RTX 3080 Ti will go on sale on May 26, with reviews going live a day before.
AMD Radeon RX 6900 XTX reference card leaks with an AIO cooler and a minimalist design
An RX 6900 XTX prototype has leaked, in what would have been AMD's most powerful RDNA 2-based reference card. The RX 6900 XTX has a built-in AIO cooler and a slick design, albeit one that no gamer will ever be able to purchase.
Sony reportedly looking into CMOS issue for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles
According to a report, Sony is considering addressing the CMOS issue for its most recent games consoles. Currently, the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 require a working CMOS battery to run correctly.
Alien Isolation is free to keep for a short time
The horror blockbuster is now free to download and keep forever. Alien Isolation is seven years old, but it still looks great in 2021. The game is playable on underpowered GPUs like the Intel UHD Graphics 620, too.
Samsung Galaxy A22 appears on Geekbench with a MediaTek Dimensity 700 chipset and 6 GB of RAM
According to Geekbench, Samsung has equipped its next budget smartphone with a Dimensity 700 SoC from MediaTek. The Galaxy A22 will also have 6 GB of RAM, a 6.5-inch display and three rear-facing cameras.
Xiaomi releases MIUI 12.5 to seven more devices
Xiaomi is yet to start rolling out MIUI 12.5 globally, but it has issued its latest OS to seven more devices in China. Following on from the Mi 11, now the Mi 11 Ultra, Mi 11 Pro, Mi 11, Mi 10 Ultra, Mi 10 Pro, Mi 10 and even the Mi 9 SE are eligible for an MIUI 12.5 stable update.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specifications and ETH mining performance leaked
The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti's specifications and ETH mining performance have leaked, just a day after a report detailed the card's price and anti-mining measures yesterday. Apparently, NVIDIA has chosen the GA102-225 GPU, which can achieve up to 118.9 MH/s under the right conditions.
Alleged iPhone 13 mini prototype leaks with a revised camera design
CAD renders of Apple's next iPhones may have already appeared, but so has a prototype showing the iPhone 13 mini's camera design. The design will probably reflect the iPhone 13's too, which shows that Apple has switched to a diagonal arrangement, for some reason.
Oppo Reno5 A leaks as a budget entry in the Reno5 series
Oppo is planning to release another Reno5 smartphone, this time a budget 'A' model. The Reno5 A will have a large display, a 64 MP primary camera and a capacitive fingerprint scanner, among other features.
Apple MacBook Pro 14 and MacBook Pro 16 details revealed in leaked schematics
Leaked schematics have seemingly confirmed details about Apple's upcoming 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. The pair will mark the return of MagSafe for MacBooks, along with the HDMI port and a full-sized SD card slot. The Touch Bar has made way as part of a revised keyboard layout, though.
Samsung Galaxy A22 renders reveal what the company's cheapest 5G smartphone will look like
Rumour has it that Samsung plans to release the Galaxy A22 for just US$180, which would make it the company's cheapest 5G smartphone. Now, OnLeaks has revealed how the Galaxy A22 looks, complete with a 360° video.
Bowers & Wilkins makes big promises with the PI7, its latest pair of TWS earbuds; PI5 available as a cheaper alternative
The Bowers & Wilkins PI7 should be a true alternative to the AirPods Pro, with 9.2 mm drivers, Qualcomm aptX Adaptive support and the ability to maintain a 24-bit/48 kHz connection. The PI7 supports wireless charging and Audio Retransmission Plus through its charging case too, which will allow you to use the earbuds with devices that do not support Bluetooth audio. Alternatively, Bowers & Wilkins has also released the less flashy PI5, but these still cost £199/€249/US$249.
Fitbit brings its stress management feature set to all its fitness trackers and smartwatches
Fitbit has announced that all current fitness tracker and smartwatches now support stress management. Previously, Fitbit reserved the functionality for the Luxe and the Sense.
Gigabyte launches the G24F and M28U gaming monitors with high-refresh-rates, low response times and plenty of ports
The Gigabyte G24F and M28U are two new high-refresh-rate gaming monitors. The pair have low response times and USB hubs too, although only the M28U possesses HDMI 2.1 ports and a KVM switch.
Oppo reveals the K9 with 'Super Performance' and a 64 MP camera
Oppo has revealed the K9, a smartphone it claims will deliver 'Super Performance'. The Oppo K9 will launch on May 6 with a 64 MP primary camera and a slim design.
Ultenic U10: Cordless vacuum with up 23,000 Pa of suction power launches for US$189
The Ultenic U10 enters a saturated market, but the company hopes to set its vacuum apart with its 'infrared dust detection technology', HEPA Filtration System and its 23,000 Pa of suction power. The U10 retails for US$189, but Ultenic is currently selling it for just US$149. The Ultenic U10 is available in the UK and the Eurozone, too.
VESA rebukes Acer and Samsung's claims of producing DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors
Acer and Samsung may claim to have produced DisplayHDR 2000 certified monitors, but VESA thinks otherwise. In fact, VESA has not even created a DisplayHDR 2000 tier and believes that both companies are acting deceptively.
Xiaomi confirms MediaTek Dimensity 1200 for the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition and a gamer-focused design ahead of April 27 launch
Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will feature a MediaTek Dimensity 1200, an SoC that should compete with the Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K40. The Redmi K40 Gaming Edition will have some exclusive features though, including several shoulder buttons and a lighting array on its camera housing.
Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 battery information detailed in new leak
A report from South Korea has provided new information about the battery capacity of Samsung's next flagship smartwatches. Apparently, Samsung will release the Galaxy Watch 4 in 41 mm and 45 mm sizes, just as it did with last year's Galaxy Watch 3.
The PlayStation 5 requires a functional CMOS battery to work properly, but Sony has also made the 3V cell a mission to replace
It is now clear that the PlayStation 4 will become e-waste if its CMOS battery dies and Sony disables PSN access. However, a new analysis shows that the same applies to the PlayStation 5, for some inexplicable reason.
ZM09: A budget smartwatch that is IP68 certified and that can measure body temperature
The Bakeey ZM09 is a new and affordable smartwatch that retails for just US$25.99. However, the smartwatch is IP68 certified, has a large touchscreen and even a temperature sensor.
Huawei is looking to bring ECG, non-invasive blood sugar and blood pressure capabilities to future Watch GT smartwatches
Huawei's Director Xu Wenwei has announced that the company is developing several noteworthy health features for future smartwatches. Apparently, Huawei is testing background blood sugar and blood pressure monitors, along with sensors that can take ECGs without having an app open.
Xiaomi presents the Mi TV EA series in seven sizes ranging from 32-inches to 75-inches
Xiaomi has unveiled seven TVs for 2022, although it will begin selling them on April 25. The Mi TV EA series starts at CNY 999 (~US$153) for the 32-inch model and is also available in 40-inch, 43-inch, 50-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch screen sizes.
PINE64 introduces the Quartz64 Model B, a new alternative to the Raspberry Pi
PINE64 has revealed the Quartz64 Model B, a single-board computer that the company teased earlier this year. The Model B uses a Rockchip RK3566 SoC that features ARM Cortex-A55 cores and is configurable with up to 8 GB of LPDDR4 RAM. The Quartz64 Model B will be available with up to 128 GB of eMMC flash storage, too.
Samsung tipped to avoid 3D ToF sensors for the Galaxy S22 series
Augmented reality applications may have been boosted Apple's adoption of LiDAR sensors in iPads and iPhones. However, rumour has it that Samsung will not include 3D ToF cameras in the Galaxy S22 series. Samsung started equipping DepthVision cameras in its flagship Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series, starting with the Galaxy S10 series in 2019.
Xiaomi reported to be testing MIUI 12.5 on over 40 devices
Xiaomi's official MIUI 12.5 device list is rather lacklustre; only eighteen devices are confirmed to receive the OS update so far. Reportedly, Xiaomi is testing MIUI 12.5 on over three dozen handsets, including the Mi 8 and Redmi Note 8 Pro.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives DPI and charging status indicator fixes with its latest update
Xiaomi has updated the Mi A3 to the April 2021 security patch, a patch that addresses 18 critical or high CVEs for the Android One handset. However, V220.127.116.11.RFQMIXM also reportedly fixes a few bugs on the Mi A3, including DPI and charging status indicator issues.
IWO HX68: An Apple Watch clone that can make calls for US$26.99
The HX68 is a new smartwatch from IWO, and is one that can make calls thanks to its built-in speaker. Its 1.72-inch display is rather large too, but it remains lightweight at 34 g. The IWO HX68 retails for US$26.99.
Do not buy the Xiaomi Mi 11 expecting a flagship-level camera experience
The Xiaomi Mi 11 may be a great smartphone, but it is not up there with the camera performance of other flagship smartphones released this year, Mi 11 Ultra included. Unfortunately, the Mi 11 cannot meet Xiaomi's marketing, even with its 108 MP camera.
The Lenovo S2 Pro is now orderable for US$39.99
The S2 Pro is another budget smartwatch by Lenovo, although it does not look much like its non-Pro sibling. The Lenovo S2 Pro features plenty of sports modes, has a large display and retails for just US$39.99.
Samsung QX2: A trio of ultra-thin QLED TVs launch with 120 Hz refresh rates and fast response times
Samsung has launched three new gaming TVs under the QX2 series. The South Korea company sells the TVs as 55-inch, 65-inch and 75-inch models, albeit only in China for the time being. The fact that the TVs combine a native 4K resolution with a 120 Hz refresh rate and Samsung's excellent QLED technology should have all gamers interested.
The ASUS TUF Gaming F17 FX706 leaks with an Intel Core i7-11800H Tiger Lake H45 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU for €1,799
ASUS is preparing to release another Tiger Lake H45 and RTX 30 series backed laptop, this time a refreshed TUF GAMING F17. The new model retains last year's design, though.
Fitbit Luxe leaks with a stainless steel case and an OLED display
Fitbit's next-generation fitness tracker has leaked, and it features a crisp OLED display. The Fitbit Luxe also has a stainless steel case, a silicone watch band and will be available in at least three colours.
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra with a Snapdragon SoC takes better photos than the Exynos model
The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra ships with an Exynos 2100 SoC in Europe and other regions, but with the Snapdragon 888 in China and North America. While the two SoCs are more or less even in terms of performance, DxOMark has shown that the Exynos 2100 model delivers worse image quality.
GKmini: Beelink announces a new mini-PC with a disappointing SoC
The GKmini is another mini-PC from Beelink, and one that is smaller than many of its other machines. The inclusion of a Celeron J4125 is underwhelming though, as is the reliance on SATA drives.
Apple iPhone 13 Pro CAD renders reveal many similarities with the current iPhone 12 Pro
91Mobiles has published iPhone 13 Pro CAD renders, and the design of Apple's next flagship smartphone looks an awful lot like the iPhone 12 Pro. The iPhone 13 Pro has a smaller notch, albeit a large one by Android standards, and a huge rear-facing camera housing. Each lens cover protrudes a fair away from the camera housing, too.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 Lite leaks again with a minimal design, AKG-tuned speakers and slim display bezels
We may still be two months from the Galaxy Tab S7 Lite's release, but Evan Blass has delivered several marketing renders. Shown in Mystic Black, the 12.4-inch tablet is expected to launch with a Snapdragon 750G, 5G connectivity and S Pen support.
TicWatch E3: New smartwatch planned running Wear OS
Mobvoi is not stopping with the TicWatch GTH, which it released this week. Instead, the company also plans to launch the TicWatch E3, a smartwatch that will run Wear OS. The TicWatch E3 has a round watch face, slimmer bezels than the E2 and two physical buttons.
Samsung Galaxy Book leaks with a 15.6-inch touchscreen, a number pad and a Tiger Lake Core i7 processor; Thunderbolt 4 support may be missing
Evan Blass has revealed Galaxy Book marketing renders, Samsung's cut-price version of the Galaxy Book Pro and the Galaxy Book Pro 360. The cheaper model will start at under US$1,000 and will come with a Core i7 processor from Intel's Tiger Lake family. The 15.6-inch laptop appears to lack Thunderbolt 4 connectivity, though.
The Sony PlayStation 5 receives 120 Hz, HDMI and HDR refinements with its latest update
Sony has released a new update for the PlayStation 5, its ninth-generation games console. The latest update is a big one and contains numerous fixes and improvements. Some of these include the ability to game at 1080p and 120 Hz, extended HDMI-CEC support and the option of disabling HDR, among others.
EZVIZ C4W & C6CN hands-on: Decent security cameras for those operating on a budget
We have been using the EZVIZ C4W and C6CN security cameras for a few months now, and are just two in the company's vast range. Both are versatile cameras with plenty of features, but a few could do some with refinement, not least their Amazon Alexa and Google Home integration.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 receives MIUI 12.5 with new features and improved performance
Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5 to the Mi 11, one of its latest flagship smartphones. The update includes not only bug fixes from MIUI 12, but also new features and noticeable performance improvements. MIUI 12.5 should reach other Xiaomi smartphones later this year.
Amazon China reveals the ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 with a Core i9-11900H processor, GeForce RTX 3070 GPU and a 16:10 display, all in a 1.8 kg chassis
The ASUS ROG Zephyrus M16 will certainly pack a punch, what with its choice of Tiger Lake-H45 processors and NVIDIA Ampere GPUs. Amazon China has now shown what the upcoming 16:10 laptop looks like from multiple angles and has confirmed almost every specification about the flagship model.
The Surface Laptop 4 for Business could be the version to get if you want a 13.5-inch model with an AMD Ryzen 7 4980U APU
Microsoft has restricted the smaller Surface Laptop 4 to the AMD Ryzen 5 4680U, but not if you buy the 'for Business' edition. Better still, the Surface Laptop 4 for Business version is also the cheapest way to get Microsoft's laptop with an 8-core processor, 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage.
The end of Logitech Harmony is nigh, even though it has no competitors
Logitech has killed Harmony, just as it did with Harmony Link and Squeeze Box. Apparently, Harmony servers will remain active, as will its database. For how long remains to be seen, though.
NVIDIA predicts that GPU shortages will be with us for a while
NVIDIA's CFO Colette Kress has spoken out about the ongoing graphics card shortage again. Apparently, demand is expected to outstrip supply for 'most of the year', which is another way of saying that there will be no GPUs at MSRP until next year.
Apple has been making misleading claims about its Pro Display XDR
Apple has been making misleading claims about the Pro Display XDR, according to The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) in the UK. Now, Apple can no longer claim that the Pro Display XDR offers 'far beyond HDR' in the UK, although it continues to do so in the US and other countries. The same goes for the company implying that the display covers 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Gigabyte presents three AORUS gaming monitors up to a 48-inch, 120 Hz, 4K and OLED model
Gigabyte has released a trio of AORUS gaming monitors, the AORUS FI32U, AORUS FV43U and the AORUS FO48U. All are 4K monitors with HDMI 2.1 ports, but only the flagship 48-inch model has an OLED panel. The three monitors should deliver excellent colour accuracy though, and can output at up to 144 Hz in most cases.
Samsung Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 Convertible revealed in first hands-on photos
Samsung may have teased the announcement of a new Galaxy Book laptop, but Safety Korea has already revealed what the Galaxy Book Pro and Galaxy Book Pro 360 Convertible will look like. Both have 15-inch displays, number pads and are expected to feature Intel Tiger Lake-U series CPUs, along with optional NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPUs.
Sony launches the Xperia 10 III, its budget entry in its Mark III series, with a Snapdragon 690 SoC and a 4,500 mAh battery
Sony has unveiled the Xperia 10 III, which builds on the Xperia 10 II. The Xperia 10 III retains its predecessor's design, but Sony has upgraded its battery capacity to 4,500 mAh. Additionally, the Snapdragon 665 from last year's model has been swapped out for a Snapdragon 690.
The Google Pixel 6 may feature a Samsung ISOCELL camera instead of the ageing Sony IMX363
Google Camera modders have found what could be an exciting feature of the Pixel 6. It seems that Google has added support for Samsung's camera sensors to its Super Res Zoom feature, indicating that the next Pixel could use an ISOCELL camera sensor.
Microsoft unveils Surface Laptop 4 with AMD Ryzen and Intel Tiger Lake processors, but there are compromises
Microsoft has upgraded the Surface Laptop to Intel Tiger Lake and newer AMD Ryzen processors. The Surface Laptop 4 retains its predecessor's design, which is to say that it is available with 13.5-inch and 15-inch displays that have 3:2 aspect ratios. Unfortunately, both sizes have their compromises.
Huawei Watch GT 2 gains new features, including watch face downloads on iPhones, with its April 2021 update
Huawei regularly adds features to the Watch GT 2, one of its most popular smartwatches. This time around, Huawei has refined the weather app and has added the ability to download watch faces via a connected iPhone. The Huawei Watch GT 2's April 2021 update should be available to download now.
Siri reveals Apple's 'Spring loaded' event on April 20
Apple has announced that it will host its next hardware event on April 20, although Siri confirmed the existence of the 'Spring Loaded' event before Apple did. The event will commence at 10:00 am PDT and is expected to showcase several products, including next-generation iPads.
Dell launches the new XPS 13 with a 3.5K OLED touchscreen and Tiger Lake processors
The XPS 13 has received an OLED upgrade, having previously been available with only IPS panels. Everything about the XPS 13 9310 remains identical though, including its choice of Intel Tiger Lake processors, LPDDR4x RAM and M.2 PCIe NVMe storage.
DJI Air 2S: Mavic Air 2 successor leaks multiple times ahead of its expected April 15 launch
DJI is on the verge of launching the successor to the Mavic Air 2, apparently as early as April 15. The new drone, called the DJI Air 2S, has a larger 1-inch sensor that supports 10-bit colour and intelligent HDR. The DJI Air 2s features other innovations too, including ActiveTrack 4.0 and OcuSync 3.0.
Philips Momentum 275M8RZ: A 27-inch gaming monitor a 165 Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync support
Philips has introduced the 275M8RZ, a new gaming monitor from its Momentum series. The Momentum 275M8RZ has a peak 165 Hz refresh rate, DisplayHDR 400 certification and a native 1440p resolution.
These LG smartphones will receive Android 12 and Android 13; V60 ThinQ is the only notable absentee
LG has confirmed which of its smartphones will see Android 12 and Android 13, while reiterating its Android 11 update plans. At least the LG Velvet and LG Wing will receive Android 13, while the V50, G8 and three Q-series smartphones will get Android 12. Inexplicably, the V60 ThinQ is missing from LG's update plans, despite being the company's last true flagship smartphone.
Samsung Tab A7 Lite certified with the TENAA, confirming design, RAM, storage and connectivity options
Samsung is not expected to release the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite for a few months, but the tablet has already stopped by the TENAA. The listing confirms the tablet's design, some of its connectivity options and at least one of the memory configurations in which Samsung will offer it.
Tesvor S6: An affordable, but ultimately frustrating, robot vacuum and mop
The Tesvor S6 is relatively affordable by robot vacuum standards, but Tesvor has still managed to include many of the features that its competitors offer. Unfortunately, the Tesvor S6 misses the mark in its execution.
The Fitbit Sense may be able monitor blood pressure soon
Fitbit, now owned by Google, is currently evaluating if it can add blood pressure monitoring as a new feature for the Fitbit Sense, among others. Apparently, Pulse Arrival Time (PAT) may make it possible for Fitbit to do so. Fitbit will be testing blood pressure monitoring on the Fitbit Sense for the next month and will let people know if they can participate in the study.
HMD Global announces three years of OS updates for mid-range Nokia devices; two years for budget handsets and not necessarily anything for the Nokia C-series
HMD Global may have received plaudits for committing to three years of OS updates for its new Nokia X-series. However, the Nokia G-series and C-series have not been treated to that same level of software support, even though HMD Global has released them at the same as the Nokia X-series.
Cambridge Melomania Touch long-term review: Great sounding earbuds that are still rough around the edges
The Cambridge Melomania Touch has come a long way in a few months, having had a rough start at the turn of the year. We have been using the company's latest earbuds for a few months now, but a few issues remain, unfortunately.
Leaked photos show the presumed designs of Apple's next-generation iPad Pro and iPad mini tablets
Two leakers have shared photos of alleged dummies of Apple's upcoming tablet refreshes for 2021. The company is expected to release revised iPad mini and iPad Pro models soon, although it remains unclear if the former will receive a design overhaul.
Creative announces the Sound Blaster GC7, a premium DAC for gamers, content creators and streamers
Creative has announced the new Sound Blaster GC7, its latest DAC. The company has tailored its premium DAC for gamers and streamers, but it has also included its Super X-Fi headphone holography.
Surface Laptop 4 to launch on April 27; leaked configurations affirm that Microsoft continues to make compromises to drive sales volumes of more expensive configurations
Microsoft will announce the Surface Laptop 4 series on April 27, according to a new report. The Surface Laptop series will gain Intel Tiger Lake and AMD Ryzen Renoir 'Surface Edition' processors starting at €1,149 for the Ryzen 5 4680U edition. Ultimately though, Microsoft is trying to steer people onto the more expensive 15-inch configurations, rather than the cheaper and more compact 13.5-inch configurations.
OnePlus 9 Pro owners complain of crippling overheating issues
The OnePlus 9 Pro has been shipping to people for about a week now, following its elaborate launch and extended marketing campaign. There are already countless complaints from people about their OnePlus 9 Pro handsets overheating, such as recording 4K videos or merely taking photos. OnePlus has already claimed that it is investigating the issue, but it is not a good start for the OnePlus 9 Pro.
The Mi 11 Ultra comes out ahead of the Galaxy S21 Ultra in early camera tests, but the Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus is a worthy opponent
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra remains atop DxOMark's questionable leaderboard, where the Galaxy S21 Ultra scores less than its predecessor. The website's in-depth review compares the Mi 11 Ultra against the Huawei Mate 40 Pro Plus and the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which highlights the shortcomings of Samsung's latest flagship.
Nintendo Switch firmware 12.0.0 hints at major upgrades for upcoming Aula model
Nintendo has released firmware version 12.0.0 to the Switch and Switch Lite, which fixes a save data backup feature present on firmware version 11.0.1. However, version 12.0.0 also adds a new setting that may hint at a future Switch console's capabilities.
Sony begins teasing its Xperia Mark III smartphones ahead of April 14 launch
Sony has started teasing its Xperia Mark III smartphones, starting with the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III. The pair will debut on April 14 and are intended for very different audiences.
The PlayStation 4 Pro remains the go-to last generation console for Cyberpunk 2077 even with Patch 1.2
Patch 1.2 for Cyberpunk 2077 is slowly being dissected, but it seems to improve the game less on last-generation consoles than people had anticipated. In fact, most of the improvements are only noticeable on the PlayStation 4 Pro, and that continues to have its problems with playing the game properly.
Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 hits official support pages in Intel and AMD variants ahead of possible April release
Microsoft has not revealed the Surface Laptop 4 yet, but it has added AMD and Intel models to its Download Center. The Surface Laptop 4 is expected to launch as soon as next week with Intel Tiger Lake-U, custom AMD Ryzen Renoir APUs, and two display sizes.
HP OMEN 15z tipped to launch in Europe with AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs
The HP OMEN 15z is coming to Europe following its US release, according to a new report. The 15.6-inch laptop combines AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs with a 144 Hz display, which should deliver significantly better performance than current models.
Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 launches with enticing hardware, including a Ryzen 9 5900HX, a 115 W RTX 3070 and optional CherryMX mechanical switches
The Alienware m15 Ryzen Edition R5 includes AMD Ryzen 5000 APUs, NVIDIA GeForce RTX 30 series GPUs and CherryMX mechanical keyboard switches. You can configure the 15.6-inch gaming laptop with up to a 1440p and 240 Hz display, 32 GB of DDR4-3200 RAM and 6 TB of PCIe storage. Thankfully, Alienware has gone with the 115 W variants of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3070.
SXFI AIR GAMER: Creative's latest over-ear headphones come with 50 mm drivers, a Kevlar cable and the company's CommanderMic microphone
Creative Technology has unveiled its latest pair of headphones, which it claims combines the SXFI AIR and SXFI GAMER's features. The headphones have 50 mm drivers, an audio mode for gaming and a CommanderMic microphone that is also suitable for conference calls. The SXFI AIR GAMER has a kevlar-reinforced cable too and retails for US$149.99, or £124.99 in the UK.
Dell G15 refreshed with an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and a choice between AMD Ryzen 5000 or Intel Comet Lake-H processors
Dell has launched two new G15 gaming laptops, both starting at US$899.99. The G15 Ryzen Edition (5515) comes with newer processors though, but both it and the G15 5510 have the 115 W variant of the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060.
Xiaomi confirms MIUI 12.5 rollout plans for over a dozen devices
Xiaomi has outlined plans to upgrade a host of devices to MIUI 12.5 by the end of next month. The rollout only applies to devices on the company's Chinese ROM though, so it may be May before Xiaomi's latest OS reaches devices globally. Others, such as the POCO F2 Pro and the Redmi Note 8 Pro will be left stranded on MIUI 12 until at least June 2021.
Huawei's next smartwatch will be called the GLL-AL04
Huawei has another smartwatch in the works, and it will bear the model number GLL-AL04. The company has certified the GLL-AL04 with the Eurasian Economic Commission, signifying that it should be released outside of China.
Case manufacturer reveals Sony Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III designs ahead of their April 14 launch
Sony is launching the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 10 III in a few days, but a case manufacturer is already selling cases for both devices. The listings reveal the designs of both devices too, confirming the revised rear-facing cameras for this year's Xperia 1.
LG V70 ThinQ lands on AI Benchmark as the LG Rollable turns up at a South Korean certification agency
LG's mobile division is coming to an end, but new sightings of the V70 and Rollable suggest that the pair were at late stages of development. Hands-on photos of both have surfaced, while a benchmark listing has confirmed that LG had developed the V70 ThinQ with a Snapdragon 888 and at least 8 GB of RAM.
The Sony WF-1000XM4 takes another step closer to release with Bluetooth SIG and FCC certifications; new MediaTek SoC with Bluetooth 5.2 onboard rules out aptX or aptX HD support
It has nearly been two years since Sony released the WF-1000XM3, which remain its flagship pair of TWS earbuds. Bluetooth SIG and FCC certifications suggest that Sony is preparing to release a new model though and one with a newer SoC that supports Bluetooth 5.2. There will be no aptX or aptX HD support, but LDAC may be coming the way of the WF-1000XM4.
Intel Rocket Lake-S: UHD Graphics 750 GPU drivers will be ready a 'few weeks from now'
Intel is yet to publish GPU drivers for the UHD Graphics 750, the iGPU that it has included in its new Rocket Lake-S processors. According to a company Vice President, the drivers will not be ready for a few weeks, despite processors like the Core i5-11600K and Core i9-11900K being available to purchase.
LineageOS 18.1 based on Android 11 goes live for 70 devices
The LineageOS team has finally released version 18.1 of its OS. LineageOS 18.1 is available for 70 devices, including many that are unlikely to receive Android 11 officially. LineageOS 18.1 contains several new features beyond those that Google introduced with Android 11, too.
Cortana on Android and iOS is no more; Microsoft recommends using its To Do app instead
Microsoft has pulled the Cortana apps for Android and iOS from their respective app stores. The move comes after Microsoft announced that it would stop supporting its Cortana mobile apps, but it also has disabled functionality on existing installations. Microsoft recommends using its To Do app or the Cortana Windows 10 app, instead.
LG Mobile's closure would be a sad loss for smartphone fans
According to a new report, LG has decided to close its smartphone mobile division. LG will publicly announce its decision on April 5, bringing to an end a smartphone company that innovated where others did not. Unfortunately, the LG Wing could prove to be the final flagship LG smartphone that comes to market.
MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro: Xiaomi unveils its Roomba and Roborock-challenger with a 3D ToF camera for precise obstacle avoidance
Xiaomi has presented a new robot vacuum, the MIJIA Robot Vacuum Cleaner Pro. The company claims that the vacuum can automatically avoid small items, such as cables, thanks to its 3D ToF camera.
BLEU JOUR Wave: A mini-PC that is based on NUC Compute Elements
BLEU JOUR has introduced the Wave, its latest mini-PC. The compact machine uses Intel NUC Compute Elements, which should make it simple to upgrade.
Analogue Pocket: Luxury Game Boy lookalike delayed again until October 2021
The Analogue Pocket is, arguably, one of the most exciting retro consoles thanks to its ability to play cartridges natively. Unfortunately, the ongoing chip shortage has delayed the console's release again, this time until October 2021.
Samsung is preparing to release the Galaxy Buds 2
The latest version of Samsung's Galaxy Wearable app contains references to not just new Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active devices, but also the Galaxy Buds 2. The Wearable app states that Samsung has codenamed the earbuds 'berry.'
MSI OPTIX MAG301RF: A 29.5-inch gaming monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio, 1 ms response times and a 200 Hz refresh rate that costs US$399
MSI has unveiled the OPTIX MAG301RF, its latest ultra-wide gaming monitor. The MAG301RF has a 29.5-inch panel that runs at 2,560 x 1,080 pixels, with a 200 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times. The MAG301RF should be available in a month for about US$399.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra teardown reveals its elaborate cooling system and the giant ISOCELL GN2 camera system
Xiaomi's Mi 11 Ultra has been torn down, and its new ISOCELL GN2 camera is just as large as it looks on the outside. The teardown video reveals the Mi 11 Ultra's extensive cooling system, too.
Foxconn predicts that the global chip shortage will remain until at least mid-2022
According to a new report, Foxconn believes that the current chip shortage will continue until at least the middle of next year. Foxconn, which supplies parts to Apple, Dell, Nintendo, and Sony, expects the situation to worsen between now and then.
Exclusive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti laptop GPU benchmarks point to decent 1080p gaming performance for entry-level cards
We can confirm that NVIDIA plans to release the GeForce RTX 3050 and GeForce RTX 3050 Ti in multiple configurations. The GeForce RTX 3050 series will replace NVIDIA's GTX 16 series, but early benchmarks show the RTX 3050 Ti outperforming even the RTX 2060 in Shadow of the Tomb Raider.
CD Projekt announces a 2021 roadmap update for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher series; Cyberpunk multiplayer delayed until at least 2022
CD Projekt has revealed its 2021 update roadmap for Cyberpunk 2077 and The Witcher franchise. Revealed is stretching it somewhat in the case of Cyberpunk 2077 though, as its multiplayer modes and expansions are out of scope for 2021.
Xiaomi begins rolling out MIUI 12.5 ahead of schedule
Xiaomi has started rolling out MIUI 12.5, its latest OS following last year's MIUI 12. MIUI 12.5 has arrived ahead of schedule, although most devices will not receive it until sometime during the summer.
AMD Radeon RX 6500 or RX 6600 GPUs to feature 32 MB Infinity Cache; no bandwidth amplifier capabilities for the Van Gogh architecture
AMD APU driver updates for Linux may have revealed details about the company's upcoming Van Gogh architecture. Additionally, the updates seemingly confirm the Infinity Cache of Navi 23-based desktop GPUs, including the RX 6600 series.
Mi Mix Fold hands-on pictures and videos show that the crease is strong with Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone
The Mi Mix Fold may have many great features on paper, but hands-on shots show that Xiaomi has been unable to overcome the crease that plagued earlier foldable smartphones. Clearly, Xiaomi has some catching up to do before it can match Huawei's Mate X2.
Xiaomi goes big with the Mi Mix Fold, but it may only be bound for China
The Mi Mix Fold is big in every sense of the word. Not only does it have an 8.01-inch display when unfolded, but it also weighs between 317 g and 332 g, depending on which configuration you choose. Additionally, the Mi Mix Fold has a 108 MP camera, a liquid-lens telephoto camera, a new Surge C1 ISP and a 5,020 mAh battery capacity. The Mi Mix Fold costs between CNY 9,999 (~US$1,521) and CNY 12,999 (~US$1,977), too.
Xiaomi unveils new Mi Notebook Pro 14 and Mi Notebook Pro 15 laptops with Intel Tiger Lake-H processors and up to a 3.5K OLED display
Xiaomi has unveiled two new laptops under its Mi Notebook Pro range. Both come with Intel Tiger Lake-H processors and dedicated GPUs, but the revised Mi Notebook Pro 15 has a 3.5K OLED display. The Mi Notebook Pro 14 is no slouch in this department either, thanks to its 120 Hz IPS panel.
The Samsung Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra receive camera improvements with their latest updates
Samsung has released a new update for its flagship Galaxy S21, Galaxy S21+ and Galaxy S21 Ultra smartphones. The update is rolling as an over-the-air (OTA) download now and improves the trio's cameras, including enabling the telephoto camera for portrait mode. Previously, the mode was only available for the Galaxy S21 series' primary and ultra-wide-angle cameras.
NVIDIA brings Resizable BAR to all RTX 30 desktop cards via a VBIOS update; performance boost now available for 17 games
Resizable BAR is now available for NVIDIA's full RTX 30 desktop product stack, as the company promised earlier this month. Resizable BAR is available for most modern AMD and Intel chipsets and processors, including Zen 3 and Comet Lake-S CPUs. NVIDIA has expandable Resizable BAR support to 17 games, too.
Xiaomi confirms that it is getting into the electric vehicle industry with a US$10 billion investment
Xiaomi has confirmed its entry into the electric car industry with a new Smart Electric Vehicles company. According to an official announcement, Xiaomi will invest US$10 billion dollars in its new venture over the next decade.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti appears by the dozen with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM in new EEC submission; Gigabyte preparing to release a CMP 30HX mining card too
Gigabyte has registered new GeForce RTX 3080 Ti SKUs with the EEC, following NVIDIA's GPU and VRAM changes. The GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is expected to arrive in May with 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM, but it seems that Gigabyte has its eyes set on releasing a CMP 30HX crypto mining card, too.
The Sony PlayStation 5 is unable to display SDR content correctly
The Sony PlayStation 5 outputs all content in HDR by default, even if games or videos do not support a higher dynamic range. There are some situations where one may want to disable HDR though, but it turns out that Sony's latest console struggles with displaying the correct colours when set to SDR.
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Band 6 launches with a large AMOLED display, a SpO2 sensor and up to 19 days of battery life
Xiaomi's latest fitness tracker has a 1.56-inch AMOLED display, which is about 50% larger than its predecessor's display. Additionally, the fitness tracker supports sleep tracking, 30 exercise modes, a heart rate monitor and an SpO2 monitor, among other features.
Haylou RT: Waterproof smartwatch with up to 20 days of battery life and a 1.28-inch display launches worldwide for US$44.99
Haylou has launched its RT smartwatch globally following a successful crowdfunding campaign on Xiaomi's Youpin. Sold as the Haylou RT LS05S, the smartwatch offers up to 20 days of battery life, a small display and IP68 water resistance for just US$44.99.
Huawei brings EMUI 11 to more devices globally but delays Indian rollout by two months
Huawei has almost completed its EMUI 11 rollout after commencing it late last year. Only a few devices should be without EMUI 11 now, except for in India, where Huawei has delayed proceedings by two months.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite debuts with a 6.55-inch AMOLED display, a 6.81 mm thick chassis and up to a Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite and Mi 11 Lite 5G share many similarities, including a 6.81 mm thick chassis and a 6.55-inch AMOLED display. However, the Mi 11 Lite 5G is the star of the show with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 780G SoC, the successor to last year's Snapdragon 765G.
The EmTek GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE is one of the stranger NVIDIA graphics cards to arrive this year
The South Korean hardware manufacturer EmTek has released unusual-looking graphics cards before, but the GeForce RTX 3060 MIRACLE will take some beating. While its dual fan design is regular for a GeForce RTX 3060, its honeycomb and bee-inspired design is more playful than many contemporary graphics cards. It remains to be seen how useful obscuring one intake fan will be, though.
Mi 11 Ultra launched: Xiaomi throws everything but expandable storage at its new flagship, and for €100 less than the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is here, and it is €100 cheaper than a comparably-equipped Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra. The Mi 11 Ultra contains Samsung's new ISOCELL GN2 camera too, along with a 5,000 mAh battery and a secondary display, among many other features.
ASUS releases the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, its smallest RTX 30 series graphics card yet
ASUS has unveiled the GeForce RTX 3060 Phoenix, a tiny GA106-based card that has one fan. The RTX 3060 Phoenix is just 177 mm long, but it is a 2.5-slot card being 51 mm wide.
Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 promises to deliver nearly 300 fixes while adding ray tracing support for AMD graphics cards
The long-awaited Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 is almost here, and CDPR has confirmed that it will feature nearly 300 fixes for its triple-A title. Patch 1.2 will also enable ray tracing for AMD graphics cards, such as the Radeon RX 6700 XT and RX 6800 XT. Updated: Patch 1.2 is now live on consoles and PC, where it is a 34 GB download.
New Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 Lite leak reveals marketing render and several key specifications
Samsung is not expected to announce the Galaxy Tab A7 Lite for a few months yet, but Evan Blass has revealed multiple details about the upcoming budget tablet. Apparently, the Tab A7 Lite will have a MediaTek SoC, a 5,100 mAh battery and a large display.
Xiaomi teases phase-change cooling system for the Mi 11 Ultra ahead of its March 29 launch
According to Xiaomi, the Mi 11 Ultra will feature new battery technology and a revolutionary cooling system. Apparently, the so-called phase-change cooling system contains solid, liquid and gas parts to deliver significantly better cooling performance than contemporary Xiaomi smartphones.
Dell G15 5515 hits 3DMark with an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H processor, an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU and 16 GB of RAM
The Dell G15 5515 will launch with at least an AMD Ryzen 7 5800H and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 GPU, according to a 3DMark listing. The 115 W GPU will be available with 16 GB of RAM and a fast 1TB SSD, too.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra stops by Geekbench with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 and 12 GB of RAM ahead of its March 29 launch
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra has stopped by Geekbench before its announcement on March 29. The flagship smartphone will have Samsung's new ISOCELL GN2 camera, a Snapdragon 888 SoC and a 'Silicon-Oxygen Anode' battery.
Chuwi CoreBook Xe to launch with an Intel Comet Lake processor and an Iris Xe Max GPU from US$699
Chuwi has teased its latest laptop, the CoreBook Xe. As its name suggests, the CoreBook Xe has an Iris Xe Max GPU, which features 96 Execution Units and 4 GB of VRAM. Both it and a Core i5-10210U processor power a 15.6-inch display.
Apple iPhone 13 series leak reveals 120 Hz LTPO displays, multiple camera improvements, and new colour and storage options; AirTags to launch for US$39
EverythingApplePro and Max Weinbach have revealed plenty of details about this year's iPhones, the so-called iPhone 13 series. Apparently, the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max will have 120 Hz LTPO displays, among many other changes compared to the current iPhone 12 models. The long-awaited AirTags will reputedly cost US$39 too and should work using Bluetooth Low Energy.
Xiaomi celebrates exceptional Black Shark 4 and Redmi K40 series sales figures
The Black Shark 4 series has made a remarkable start, but so has Xiaomi's new Redmi K40 smartphones. According to Xiaomi, the Black Shark 4 series generated CNY 200 million (~US$30.5 million) in sales in its initial five minutes, while the Redmi K40 series has sold over 1 million units in the last month.
TTGO T-Watch: New model launches with GPS and a microSD card reader
Another TTGO T-Watch has hit the shelves, this time with a GPS module and a microSD card reader. The TTGO T-Watch V2 lacks the microphone of the V3 model, though.
Dyson V15 Detect: A new battery-powered vacuum that does battle with dust using lasers
Dyson has unveiled the V15 Detect, its latest cordless vacuum that fights dust using lasers. The battery-powered vacuum uses a laser and an acoustic piezo sensor to do so in the fight against dust, which Dyson has combined with its 230 Airwatt Hyperdymium motor and a 5-stage filtration system.
Motorola 'Denver' leaks with a Snapdragon 480 SoC, 4 GB of RAM and stylus support
Motorola is apparently planning to launch another new budget smartphone with 5G connectivity. Codenamed 'Denver', the device will also have an active stylus, along with a large FHD display and five cameras.
Leak reveals more NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 laptop GPU specifications
NVIDIA is currently working on the GeForce RTX 3050, a new mid-range dedicated GPU that should provide thin and light laptops with more graphics performance than an AMD or Intel iGPU could. NVIDIA is yet to announce the GeForce RTX 3050, but a new leak has provided more details about it.
NVIDIA tipped to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti variants with 8 GB and 16 GB GDDR6X VRAM
According to a new rumour, NVIDIA plans to release two GeForce RTX 3070 Ti cards in May, both with GDDR6X VRAM. Apparently, NVIDIA has developed 8 GB and 16 GB SKUs that can reach 21 Gbps. The GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is expected to launch in May with NVIDIA's GA104-400 GPU.
The next Mi Mix will receive a global release as Xiaomi teases groundbreaking battery technology
The Mi Mix series will be returning to global audiences, according to Xiaomi. The next Mi Mix will launch alongside the Mi 11 Ultra, which will feature a new Silicon-Oxygen Anode battery. Apparently, the new battery technology's increased density will allow smartphones to recharge faster while being thinner than current models.
The Motorola Moto G100 offers a near-flagship experience with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery, a 6.7-inch display and an ultra-wide-angle selfie camera
Motorola has unveiled the Moto G100, its latest premium smartphone. The Moto G100 contains a Qualcomm Snapdragon 870 SoC, an overclocked Snapdragon 865+, a 5,000 mAh battery and a triple rear-facing camera array, including a 64 MP primary sensor. The Moto G100 costs €499.99 in the Eurozone and £449.99 in the UK.
ViewSonic announces five VX18 series gaming monitors with 165 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms response times
ViewSonic has introduced five VX18 series gaming monitors with 165 Hz refresh rates and 1 ms response times. The series ranges from the 24-inch and 1080p VX2418-P-MHD to the 32-inch and curved VX3218-PC-MHD. All five gaming monitors rely on ViewSonic's SuperClear VA panels that provide high contrast ratios and wide colour space coverages.
A dead CMOS battery could cripple the Sony PlayStation 4 in a few years
The PlayStation 4 could inevitably become unusable in a few years, unless you fancy cracking it open and tinkering with it. Apparently, the console requires a working CMOS battery to play games, regardless of whether you purchased them physically or digitally. Replacing the battery is only possible for as long as the PlayStation Network supports the PS4, too.
Motorola unveils the Moto G50, a mid-range smartphone with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC, a 5,000 mAh battery and 5G connectivity
Motorola's latest mid-range smartphone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 480 SoC that brings with it 5G connectivity. The Moto G50 features 4 GB of RAM, up to 128 GB of storage and a microSD card reader, but its 720p display is rather underwhelming. The Moto G50's 5,000 mAh battery, on the other hand, should keep it going for a long time on a single charge.
Probable Nokia X20 hits the FCC with a large camera housing and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner ahead of its April 8 launch
One of HMD Global's upcoming mid-range smartphones has been spotted at the FCC. The Nokia X20 is expected to launch on April 8 with a Snapdragon 480 SoC, and the FCC has seemingly confirmed part of its design. The device is expected to launch with up to 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, too.
Raspberry Pi: Transform the Compute Module 4 into a fully-fledged PC with the All-In-One Pi
Chipsee has developed new add-ons for the Raspberry Pi Computer Module 4, including one that turns it into an all-in-one PC. The so-called All-In-One Pi supports VESA desktop mounts in two colours. There is also an Industrial Pi board that utilises the Compute Module 4 as a 7-inch tablet with optional 4G connectivity.
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay HX promises up to 40 hours of battery life, ANC, comfort and premium sound
Bang & Olufsen has unveiled a new pair of Bluetooth headphones that it claims should last up to 40 hours on a single charge. The BeoPlay HX should also deliver B&O's high-quality craftsmanship, along with active noise cancellation and premium sound quality.
The Raspberry Pi 400 gets a Cyberdeck with Adafruit's CYBERDECK Bonnet display add-on
The Raspberry Pi 400 is a powerful single-board computer with a built-in keyboard. Now, Adafruit has developed a Cyberdeck for it that sits above the keyboard. The expansion should be one of the simplest ways to add a small display without hooking the Raspberry Pi 400 to an external monitor.
One XPlayer is the latest Windows PC with a Nintendo Switch form factor, but with Intel Tiger Lake processors and a 1,200p display
One-Netbook has another handheld games console in the works, following the launch of the OneGX1 Pro last year. One-Netbook has called its latest device the One XPlayer, which it has equipped with an 8.4-inch display that has a 16:10 aspect ratio and a 1,200p resolution, along with a choice of Intel Tiger Lake processors with powerful Iris Xe iGPUs.
Xiaomi Mi Mix series comeback confirmed with the supposed Mi Mix Fold or Mi Mix 4 to feature a liquid lens camera
It is fixed and official: A new Mi Mix smartphone will be joining the burgeoning list of devices that Xiaomi will announce on March 29. The Mi Mix comeback promises to eclipse the release of the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra, with Xiaomi teasing that the next Mi Mix has a new liquid lens camera.
Apple to crack down on leaks with surveillance cameras, background checks and biometric data collection
Apple has established new security regulations with supply chain partners, supposedly to stop the emergence of leaks of unreleased devices. The changes, which will mainly affect factory workers, include collecting biometric data and conducting background checks.
Huawei P50 protective cases seemingly confirm eye-catching rear camera design
Huawei P50 cases are beginning to appear up online, sporting the same massive camera housing shown in leaked renders. Huawei is expected to launch the P50 series next month.
Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone may make an appearance at its March 29 hardware launch event
According to multiple reports, Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone may be making a guest appearance at its March 29 hardware launch event. The device has been certified at the MIIT in China with up to 16 GB of RAM and 512 GB of storage, too.
Xiaomi is seeking to recruit more MIUI 12 beta testers for 29 devices
Xiaomi is looking for more people to test MIUI 12 beta builds. This time, the company has opened its MIUI 12 beta program to devices enrolled on the Russian branch of MIUI. 29 devices are eligible to join; the deadline for doing so is April 15.
NVIDIA tipped to use its GA100 Ampere GPU in a flagship crypto mining card
According to a report, NVIDIA plans to release a fifth CMP card, which it has designed for crypto miners. Apparently, the company will base the card on its GA100, currently found in the A100 GPU.
Two new Apple iMacs have been spotted in macOS 11.3
The fifth beta version of macOS 11.3 supposedly contains hints about the direction of the iMac, Apple's all-in-one desktop computer series. So far, references to two new iMacs have been found, both presumably running Apple Silicon ARM SoCs. Other exciting upgrades are due this year too, including a redesign for the series.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite: 4G and 5G models detailed as European pricing is revealed
WinFuture has confirmed that Xiaomi will be launching distinct 4G and 5G versions of the Mi 11 Lite, the successor to last year's Mi 10 Lite 5G. The prices of both models have been revealed, too.
The OnePlus 9 Pro survives gruelling durability test despite its dual-cell battery design
The OnePlus 9 Pro, which OnePlus unveiled yesterday, has already been put through JerryRigEverything's durability test. Unsurprisingly, OnePlus' latest flagship smartphone passes with flying colours, even with its dual-cell battery design.
Xiaomi confirms huge Samsung ISOCELL GN2 sensor for the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra that will dwarf the Sony IMX689 in the OnePlus 9
Xiaomi has confirmed rumours that the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra will feature Samsung's new ISOCELL GN2 camera sensor. The ISOCELL GN2 is, currently, the largest smartphone camera sensor, but we will not see what it is made of until Xiaomi launches the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Fittingly, Redmi General Manager Lu Weibing has drawn a comparison between the size of the ISOCELL GN2 and the Sony IMX689 found in the OnePlus 9.
Lenovo Legion 2 Pro: Dual-fan gaming smartphone to launch on April 8
Lenovo has confirmed that it will be launching another gaming smartphone, following the launch of the ASUS ROG Phone 5 earlier this month. The Legion 2 Pro will arrive on April 8 and will feature some exciting hardware, including dual fans.
ZTE Watch GT: Renders of large AMOLED smartwatch leak ahead of March 30 launch
ZTE has confirmed that it will unveil its Watch GT smartwatch on March 30 in tandem with the ZTE S30 smartphone series. Now, the company has shared marketing renders ahead of next week's launch, revealing several aspects of the stylish-looking smartwatch.
Motorola Moto G50: Specifications and images of Motorola's upcoming affordable 5G smartphone leak
New leaks Motorola Moto G50 have not only provided many specifications about the device, but they also show what the 5G handset will look like. The Moto G50 is expected to launch with a 90 Hz display and a Snapdragon 480 SoC.
UP Squared Pro: New single-board computer with Windows support launches that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem
The UP Squared Pro is an x86-based single-board computer (SBC) that comes with Intel Apollo Lake processors. The SBC also three M.2 slots, up to 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of flash storage. The UP Squared Pro starts at US$169 and will begin shipping from next week.
North Edge Cross Fit2: A budget smartwatch that has a heart rate monitor, a GPS module and is IP67 certified
The North Edge Cross Fit2 combines a comparatively rugged design with a large display and a 320 mAh battery. The smartwatch also has a GPS module, is IP67 certified and supposedly features a heart rate monitor. The US$69.60 smartwatch is available to order from AliExpress.
Honor Pad 7: An affordable tablet with a 10.1-inch display and a mid-range MediaTek SoC
Honor has presented the Pad 7, its latest mid-range tablet and the first since its departure from Huawei. The 10.1-inch tablet has an IPS display, a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC and 4 GB of RAM.
CutiePi: The tablet based on the Raspberry Pi gets a performance upgrade
The CutiePi, a Raspberry Pi-based tablet, has been upgraded with more powerful internals. The developer has made other changes too, although the display remains unchanged. The new CutiePi is available to pre-order for US$199 and will begin shipping in July 2021.
First Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra teasers confirm the approaching launch of new Xiaomi flagship smartphones
Xiaomi has confirmed that it will unveil the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra on March 29. The pair should have better cameras than the Mi 11 and innovations like a secondary display. At least one should be launching globally, too.
The Samsung Galaxy Fit 2 receives new designs with its latest software update
Samsung has started rolling out a new update to the Galaxy Fit 2, its budget fitness tracker. The update brings new features and improvements to the device, including an improved selection of watch faces.
LG 27UP850: A 27-inch and colour accurate 4K monitor with surprising gaming features
LG has aimed its latest 27-inch 4K monitor primarily at professionals who want a colour accurate monitor. However, the monitor should be suitable for some gaming on the side too, thanks to the tearing and input lag reduction technologies that it supports. The LG 27UP850 retails for US$549.99.
Samsung tipped to release a third Galaxy Z device this year that folds in two ways
According to Nikkei Asia, Samsung is planning to launch a new Galaxy Z Fold and Galaxy Z Flip this year and a device that folds in two ways. Apparently, the device will expand to a conventional 16:9 or 18:9 aspect ratio.
The OnePlus 7 and 7T series finally receive Android 11 and OxygenOS 11 updates
OnePlus has finally started rolling out OxygenOS 11 based on Android 11 to the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 7T series. All OnePlus 7, OnePlus 7 Pro, OnePlus 7T and OnePlus 7T Pro handsets should receive OnePlus' latest OS within the next few days. Still, the updates are already available to download and install manually.
Huawei MateView: High-end external monitor leaked with a 3:2 aspect ratio and a built-in wireless charging stand
Huawei has recently certified a monitor at the 3C, and now renders of it have started circulating online. The so-called Huawei MateView has slim bezels, a 3:2 aspect ratio, and a built-in wireless charging stand.
The Fitbit Charge 4 and Fitbit Inspire 2 receive new features in their latest software updates
Fitbit has brought new features to the Charge 4 and Inspire 2. The features will arrive in new software updates, which Fitbit has already released for the Charge 4. Fitbit states that the Inspire 2 will start receiving its latest software update from next week.
Palit releases the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti in what will probably be the most baffling graphics card launch of 2021
The graphics card shortage has led to another curious product launch. Now, Palit has unveiled a new version of the GeForce GTX 1050 Ti, which it first released in 2016. Worse still, the Pascal-based card is no cheaper than it was when Palit released it four years ago.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite: Unboxing and hands-on video shown ahead of next week's anticipated launch of the €320 smartphone
Xiaomi is yet to unveil Mi 11 Lite, and someone has already published an unboxing video of the Mi 11 Lite 4G on YouTube. So, Xiaomi may be planning to announce the device on March 29, but almost all its specifications have already been revealed.
Chuwi Hi10 Go: A 2-in-1 convertible with an Intel Jasper Lake processor, a 16:10 display and pen support
With the Hi10 Go, Chuwi has created a 2-in-1 convertible based on Intel's new Jasper Lake of Celeron processors. The Hi10 Go supports pen input, too.
LG Electronics may be shuttering its mobile division entirely
LG Electronics may abandon its smartphone business, according to a new report. Apparently, negotiations with prospective partners have failed, leaving LG with the option of closing its smartphone business instead.
Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 seemingly teased by an employee with a flagship Qualcomm SoC
The Lenovo Yoga Tab 13 may have leaked again, this time courtesy of a Lenovo employee. The new leak states that Lenovo has developed an Android 11 tablet with a Snapdragon 870 SoC, 8 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, which correlates with others that surfaced earlier this month.
Possible Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 hits Geekbench with better scores than modern Intel processors, but it is no match for the Apple M1
Qualcomm is rumoured to be developing a new high-end SoC for laptops this year, and someone may have already benchmarked it on Geekbench. The so-called Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 offers a huge performance leap over its predecessor and the Microsoft SQ2, with scores that rival the Core i7-1065G7 and Core i7-1165G7. The Apple M1 has the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 3 well beaten, though.
The Xiaomi Poco X3 Pro has a two-year-old flagship SoC, a 120 Hz display and a 5,160 mAh battery for €199 on launch day
The POCO X3 Pro has arrived, and yes, it features the Snapdragon 855+ re-branded as the Snapdragon 860. Xiaomi has paired the two-year-old SoC with a 120 Hz display, LPDDR4X RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. There is also a 5,160 mAh battery, five cameras and a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The POCO X3 Pro will be available from €199 at launch in three colours.
Xiaomi launches the Redmi K40 globally as the POCO F3; launch price to start at just €299
The POCO F3 is here, although it is nothing but a Redmi K40 with POCO branding. The POCO F3 has the same 6.67-inch AMOLED screen as the Mi 11, along with a Snapdragon 870 SoC, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage. The POCO F3 will start at €299 with 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage.
OnePlus Watch: European price and new render images leaked in two colour options
OnePlus will present the OnePlus Watch tomorrow as part of its OnePlus 9 series launch event. An initial render of the OnePlus Watch arrived last week, but now several images of both colour options have leaked, along with its proposed launch price.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti specifications leak again, as do supposed launch dates
According to new information from board partners, NVIDIA plans to release two new powerful Ampere-based GPUs within the next two months. The cards in question are the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti and GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, which should both offer better performance than the current RTX 3070 and RTX 3080.
Xiaomi POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro renders leak ahead of today's launch; MIUI stable update already live for POCO F3
Xiaomi will be launching the POCO F3 and POCO X3 Pro today, but multiple details about both devices have already flooded the internet. From marketing renders to the first stable MIUI build for the POCO F3, there is little left to reveal about Xiaomi's new POCO devices.
Radeon RX 6800M leak hints at the Navi 22 GPU being at the heart of AMD's premium laptop GPU
The first sign of AMD's top-tier laptop GPU has appeared. Based on the leak, AMD has equipped the Radeon RX 6800M with its Navi 22 GPU, the same one used for the RX 6700 XT.
LumiCube: A case for the Raspberry Pi with 192 LEDs, an IPS display and various sensors
A new case for the Raspberry Pi has been successfully funded on Kickstarter, and it comes with almost 200 RGB LEDs built-in. The LumiCube should be simple for Raspberry Pi beginners to realise and includes an IPS display, among other features.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild shines in 8K emulation with ray tracing enabled
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild remains one of the most beautiful games even four years after its release. However, the Nintendo Switch's limited power holds the game back, from its resolution to its often low framerates. However, a new video now shows how the triple-A title could look if it had been paired with more powerful hardware, or hardware that is capable of playing it in 8K with ray tracing enabled.
Lem X: An affordable smartwatch with GPS, LTE and 16 GB of storage
The Lem X is a comparatively inexpensive smartwatch from Lemfo that packs a large display, an LTE modem and built-in GPS, among other features. The Lem X has 1 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage, too.
One Tough Pi: Turn the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a mini-PC with dual Gigabit Ethernet
OnLogic has announced the One Tough Pi, an industrial case that transforms the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 into a mini-PC. The One Tough Pi runs silently and brings dual Gigabit Ethernet to the single-board computer.
Huawei MatePad Pro 2: New iPad Pro challenger to be unveiled on April 27
According to a new rumour, Huawei plans to officially unveil the MatePad Pro 2 in a little over a month. The company's new iPad Pro competitor should go on sale shortly thereafter too, albeit only in China initially.
The Amazfit T-Rex Pro is set for a March 23 release, but a Polish retailer is already selling it for ~US$193
Amazfit has confirmed that it will be launching its next smartwatch on March 23. While Amazfit hopes to keep the T-Rex Pro under wraps until then, a Polish retailer is already selling it for PLN 749 (~US$193), confirming all its specifications in the process.
Do not buy the Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 if you want a durable smartphone
JerryRigEverything has already shown that Xiaomi's inexpensive plastic phones are not built to last, but the Redmi Note 10 has proven to be exceptionally weak. If you plan on picking up the Redmi Note 10, you may want to take some insurance out on it.
The first OnePlus Watch marketing render arrives, and its looks like the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2
The OnePlus Watch is one of the most anticipated smartwatches of 2021, having been in development for years. After months of leaks, rumours and teasers, Unbox Therapy has revealed the first OnePlus Watch marketing render. It looks like OnePlus has been inspired by Samsung and its Galaxy Watch Active 2, though.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra: Leaker confirms late March launch with giant camera sensors in tow
According to reports, Xiaomi has set a launch date for the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra. Reiterated by Ice Universe, the pair will supposedly debut in a few days with Samsung's new ISOCELL GN2 flagship camera sensor.
LG enables Fine Tune Dark Areas feature on over 70 TVs to mitigate VRR raised black issues
LG has added a feature called Fine Tune Dark Areas to over 70 TVs as it aims to reduce raised black levels, especially on OLED panels. LG intends people to use the feature when using VRR on an enabled PC or games console.
AMD confirms that it will not follow NVIDIA in limiting crypto mining performance on its Radeon RX 6000 series cards
AMD's Radeon RX 6000 series is not the best choice for crypto mining, with the RX 6900 XT only generating an ETH Hash rate of just over 60 MH/s. However, the company will not be making it any worse as NVIDIA has done with the RTX 3060.
Samsung Galaxy A82 camera details revealed with a 64 MP Sony primary sensor
GalaxyClub has revealed possible details about the Galaxy A82's cameras. It is unclear if Samsung's flagship A-series smartphone will feature a sliding design like the Galaxy A80, though. However, the Galaxy A82 should feature either the Sony IMX682 or IMX686 as its primary camera.
Amazfit aims to launch smartwatches with ECG, blood pressure measurement and more in the US
The well-known wearable brand Amazfit hopes to release fitness trackers and smartwatches with ECG and blood pressure measurement in the US. The company is engaging with the FDA to bring these wearables to market.
The OnePlus Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger will feature several improvements over the 30 W version
OnePlus has confirmed that the OnePlus 9 Pro supports Warp Charge Wireless 50, its next-generation of wireless charging. According to the company, the new standard will recharge the OnePlus 9 Pro within 43 minutes. The new Warp Charge 50 Wireless Charger will feature a few other improvements over the discontinued 30 W model, too.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite specifications and alleged marketing renders leak
91Mobiles and Ishan Agarwal have leaked the first Mi 11 Lite marketing renders, along with specifications for the 4G and 5G models. According to the website, both models will be available in three colours.
The Xiaomi Mi A3 receives March 2021 security update in Europe with 38 high or critical CVEs addressed
The Xiaomi Mi A3 has received another update, this time on Xiaomi's EEA branch. V18.104.22.168.RFQEUXM is another security patch update for the Android One handset, but it addresses 38 high or critical CVEs that Google has identified. V22.214.171.124.RFQEUXM is rolling out now as an OTA download.
Sony is giving away Horizon Zero Dawn and 10 more PlayStation games
Sony is giving away 11 games as part of its latest Play at Home campaign. The highlights include Horizon Zero Dawn and Ratchet & Clank, along with the likes of Astro Bot. These titles could be downloaded for free by all PlayStation users, including those who do not have a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The NVIDIA CMP 30HX is a re-branded GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER aimed at crypto miners that sells for US$815
A retailer has started selling the CMP 30HX, NVIDIA's least powerful crypto mining card. Inadvertently, the retailer has confirmed that the CMP 30HX is nothing more than a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER with the display connections removed. However, the CMP 30HX costs US$815.40, about US$300 more than the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER sells for online.
ASUS ROG Phone 5 catastrophically fails punishing durability test
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 may be one of the most powerful smartphones on the market, but it is also one of the weakest. Unfortunately for ASUS, its latest gaming smartphone does not hold up to the rigours of a JerryRigEverything durability test.
Apple insider believes that a new iPad mini will arrive this year with a larger display
New iPad Pros are not the only tablets that Apple plans to release this year, Mark Gurman believes. Echoing previous rumours, Gurman reports that Apple will announce a new iPad mini in 2021, two years after it launched the fifth-generation model. The iPad mini 6 will feature a larger display than the current model, too.
Apple tipped to announce new iPad Pro models with Thunderbolt and a mini LED display option in April; no March hardware event this year
Apple will announce its next-generation iPad Pro tablets in April, not March, according to Mark Gurman. Jon Prosser has backtracked on his claim 'from a reliable source' that Apple would host a hardware event on March 23, too.
The Google Pixel 6 may have an under-display fingerprint scanner
New rumours about a future Google Pixel smartphone are mounting. Now, Google has added support for an under-display fingerprint scanner in the latest Android 12 developer preview, signalling that the company may be on the verge of utilising the technology in a new smartphone. The inclusion of support for the feature may impact future AOSP builds and custom ROMs, too.
New Samsung Galaxy Z foldable smartphones and Wear OS smartwatches due in Q3 2021; Galaxy S21 FE arriving in Q4 2021
After the cancellation of the new Galaxy Note series for 2021, SamMobile has confirmed that Samsung still has some interesting hardware due in 2021. We must wait until at least the autumn for any new flagship smartphones, though.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT review roundup: The first Navi 22 GPU falls to defeat against the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 while matching the GeForce RTX 3060 Ti
AMD's cheapest RDNA 2 graphics card to date isn't entirely convincing in the first detailed tests. This is not due to the fact that the graphics card would not be good, but rather because Nvidia is represented in this price range with the GeForce RTX 3070.
Pete Lau confirms that the OnePlus Watch will not run Wear OS
Pete Lau has confirmed that the OnePlus Watch will not run Wear OS, despite offering hints to the contrary last year. Instead, OnePlus has based its first smartwatch on RTOS, apparently because it provides a smooth and reliable experience combined with long battery life.
Unreleased iMac with an Apple Silicon SoC appears on Xcode
Apple is currently transitioning from Intel processors to in-house chipsets based on the ARM architecture. The company has already moved three products over to Apple Silicon, and now Xcode has essentially confirmed that the iMac could soon follow suit. Rumour has it that the ARM-based iMac will feature a redesign too.
MSI Optix MAG272CQP: A 27-inch curved gaming monitor with a 165 Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync Premium support
The MSI Optix MAG272CQP is a 27-inch curved gaming monitor with a native WQHD resolution and 165 Hz refresh rate. The VA panel has 1 ms (MPRT) response times, a 1500R curvature and supports AMD FreeSync Premium. The Optix MAG272CQP has a USB hub too that includes a Type-C port with support for DisplayPort Alternate.
Early signs of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 or Galaxy Watch Active 4 spotted at Chinese certification agency
It is already known that Samsung plans to release new smartwatches this year, such as fourth-generation models of the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active. Now, a major component of what may be the Galaxy Watch 4 or the Galaxy Watch Active 4 has been spotted in China at the 3C.
The OnePlus 9 Pro's Fluid Display 2.0 receives an A+ from DisplayMate as LTPO panel with a variable refresh rate is confirmed
OnePlus has already revealed that DisplayMate has awarded the OnePlus 9 Pro's display an A+, the highest rating that the company bestows. OnePlus has teased that the OnePlus 9 Pro has an LTPO display too, which it calls Fluid Display 2.0.
NVIDIA attempts to close the stable door after the horse has bolted by pulling GeForce driver that disables crypto mining limiter for the GeForce RTX 3060
It turns out that disabling the ETH hash rate limiter on the GeForce RTX 3060 is as simple as installing a GeForce development driver that NVIDIA published on its website. NVIDIA has admitted that the driver removes the limiter, contrary to claims that a secure handshake existed between multiple elements. Unfortunately for NVIDIA, the driver remains freely available to download.
S888: A 4G smartwatch that runs Android and has built-in GPS
The S888 smartwatch supports 4G, GPS and runs Android 7.0 Nougat. The device is also IP65 rated, has a 1.88-inch touchscreen and has 32 GB of storage.
Suspected Xiaomi Mi Mix foldable prototype images leak as possible Mi Mix 4 specifications emerge
A foldable Mi Mix smartphone remains a hot topic, not least because photos of an alleged prototype have appeared online. Specifications for a Xiaomi ODIN have been published too, apparently having been seen in MIUI code. Some of its specifications include a 120 Hz AMOLED display, a Snapdragon 888 SoC and what may be an in-display fingerprint scanner.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 mod can reduce VRAM temperatures by up to 25 °C
A YouTuber has discovered how to significantly reduce temperatures on the GeForce RTX 3090 Founders Edition. Replacing the stock thermal pads can drop VRAM temperatures by upwards of 25 °C, allowing the card to be pushed harder before it thermal throttles.
Mi 11 Lite 4G leak details a Qualcomm Snapdragon 732G SoC and a 90 Hz OLED display for Xiaomi's budget smartphone
A demo booth has revealed some details about the Mi 11 Lite, which Xiaomi is expected to announce in 4G and 5G versions within the next few months. The Mi 11 Lite 4G will have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 732G SoC, but both models should have 10-bit and 90 Hz OLED displays.
The Sony Xperia PRO has a larger vapour chamber cooling solution than gaming smartphones
An Xperia PRO teardown video has confirmed that the US$2,500 smartphone is more than just an Xperia 1 II with an HDMI port. Not only has Sony included mmWave antennas, but it has included a huge vapour chamber cooling solution to account for its plastic body. In fact, the cooling solution is larger than equivalents found in modern gaming smartphones.
JingPad A1: Linux 2-in-1 convertible unveiled with an 11-inch AMOLED display running JingOS
The JingPad A1 is a 2-in-1 tablet that runs JingOS. In addition to having a high-resolution 4:3 display, the JingPad A1 also includes a 5G modem, a detachable keyboard and an 8,000 mAh battery. The JingPad A1 supports Android apps too, among other features.
Huawei announces the Watch Fit Elegant and Band 6 with oblong displays
Huawei has announced an Elegant version of the Watch Fit, a smartwatch that the company released last year. Additionally, Huawei has unveiled the Band 6, which will succeed the Band 4 series. Both devices will be available later this month.
POCO X3 Pro to arrive globally on March 22 in three colours with a familiar design; Indian launch scheduled for March 30
The POCO X3 Pro will make its debut on March 22, POCO Global has confirmed. According to leaked marketing renders, the POCO X3 Pro will resemble last year's POCO X3 NFC. However, POCO is making its Indian fans wait until March 30 before announcing the POCO X3 Pro.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3050 Laptop GPU appears on Geekbench with 2,048 CUDA cores and 4 GB of VRAM
The GeForce RTX 3050 is on its way for laptops and has 4 GB of VRAM like the RTX 3050 Ti. Geekbench has seemingly confirmed that the entry-level dedicated graphics card will have 2,048 CUDA cores, while the PCI ID Repository suggests that NVIDIA has based the card on its GA107M GPU.
AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT stock levels tipped to be lean across multiple regions at launch
Several sources have commented on the Radeon RX 6700 XT's expected availability, AMD's first Navi 22-based graphics card. While the new midrange card will arrive in two days, March 18 may not be the date when stock levels are at their fullest.
Samsung S34A650: A 34-inch curved monitor with a 1440p native resolution, a 100 Hz refresh rate and USB Type-C Power Delivery
The Samsung S34A650 is a 21:9 curved monitor that operates natively at 1440p. The monitor has a 1000R curvature, a 4,000:1 contrast ratio and a 100 Hz peak refresh rate. The Samsung S34A650 supports AMD FreeSync too and has multiple ports.
Retailer hints at Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G European launch price
The Mi 10 Lite started at €349 last year, and there are indications that its successor may launch for the same price. The Mi 11 Lite 5G should be joined by a 4G model too, which would probably be even cheaper.
Xiaomi wins court injunction again US investment ban
A US court has averted the threat of Xiaomi being frozen out of future US investment. A final verdict on the case is yet to be delivered, but the judge has already hinted at a complete withdrawal of the US ban. Xiaomi insists that it has no ties to the Chinese military.
Suunto 9 Peak design and specifications leak with sapphire glass, GPS and over 80 sports modes mentioned
The FCC has inadvertently leaked Suunto's next smartwatch, the Suunto 9 Peak. The regulatory body has confirmed not only the smartwatch's design, but also several of its features.
The Xiaomi Mi 10S lands on the Google Play Console with a processor upgrade
Last week, Xiaomi released the Mi 10S, albeit only in China. The device's appearance on the Google Play Console implies that an international release is impending, though. However, the listing suggests that Xiaomi has given the international version an SoC upgrade over the Snapdragon 870 that it has included in the Chinese model.
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite nets One UI 3.1 and Android 11 update with DeX support
Samsung has started distributing One UI 3.1 to the Galaxy Tab S6 Lite. The Android 11-based update introduces several features to the mid-range tablet, including Samsung DeX.
Android 11 makes its debut on the LG V60 ThinQ in Europe
Android 11 has arrived for the LG V60 ThinQ in Europe. The update has arrived for the LMV600EA variant, which LG also sells in South Africa and Taiwan.
Huawei Band 6 and Band 6 Pro tipped to launch next month with the P50 and P50 Pro
Huawei is allegedly planning to release the Band 6 and Band 6 Pro next month, thereby skipping the fifth generation of its Band series. The Band 6 series is expected to launch simultaneously with the P50 and P50 Pro.
Leaked Huawei P50 renders position it as a smaller alternative to the P50 Pro with a flat display
The Huawei P50 series is expected to debut next month, comprising at least the P50 and the P50 Pro. Ahead of next month's anticipated release, OnLeaks has published CAD renders of the P50, detailing its differences compared to the P50 Pro.
OnePlus confirms that the OnePlus Watch will launch on March 23; 120 Hz display and LPDDR5 RAM for the OnePlus 9 series
The OnePlus Watch is official, and OnePlus will be launching it on March 23. The company has offered the briefest of teasers so far, but it has provided even more details about the OnePlus 9 series.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G colour and memory configuration options leaked as the mid-range device passes through the TENAA
The TENAA has certified the Mi 11 Lite 5G, bringing the upcoming mid-range smartphone even closer to release. Additionally, the device's colour and memory configurations have been leaked, including green, yellow and pink variants.
Leaked ASUS ZenFone 8 Mini specifications point to a 5.9-inch and 120 Hz OLED display with a Snapdragon 888 SoC
ASUS may have just released the ROG Phone 5, but there are signs that the company is gearing to announce the ZenFone 8 series. While it looks like the ZenFone 8 could have a 6.67-inch, it may be joined by a 5.9-inch model with a 120 Hz display. ASUS has reportedly equipped the so-called ZenFone 8 Mini with a Snapdragon 888 SoC, too.
NVIDIA GeForce GPUs appear to be performing up to 30% worse than AMD Radeon GPUs when bottlenecked by older CPUs
High-end NVIDIA Turing and Ampere GPUs are not friends with older CPUs, according to new findings. Apparently, the likes of the RTX 3070 and RTX 3090 struggle so much when bottlenecked by a CPU that they performance worse than AMD RDNA 1 cards, such as the Radeon RX 5700 XT.
Beelink releases two mini-PCs with 28 W Intel processors, SO-DIMM RAM and NVMe SSDs
The Beelink SEI8 and Beelink GTI both feature the Core i5-8259U, a 28 W processor from Intel's Coffee Lake family. Both machines feature extensive I/O, PCIe NVMe SSDs and have 8 GB of RAM. The two mini-PCs are orderable now from Amazon, and Beelink is offering some hefty discounts for pre-orderers.
Boxer-8253AI: AAEON unveils a rugged and fanless mini-PC based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX
AAEON has introduced the Boxer-8253AI, a mini-PC that it has based on the NVIDIA Jetson Xavier NX. The Boxer-8253AI has a rugged design and is aimed at professional users.
OnePlus Watch surfaces at Malaysian regulation authority ahead of its anticipated March 23 release
OnePlus may have only teased the OnePlus 9 Pro so far, but it is no secret that it is working on a smartwatch too. Now, the so-called OnePlus Watch has passed through SIRIM, the Malaysian regulation authority.
The GMK NucBox2 is now shipping with an Intel Core i5-8259U for US$489.99
The successor to last year's GMK NucBox is here and it is orderable for US$489.99. The GMK NucBox2 is not as small as its predecessor, but it features a more powerful Intel 8th Gen Core processor with an Iris Plus Graphics 655 integrated GPU. The machine can output to two 4K monitors simultaneously and has Wi-Fi 6 connectivity.
First pictures of NVIDIA's CMP 30HX mining graphics card leak
NVIDIA officially unveiled its suite of mining GPUs a few weeks ago, albeit without any pictures of what they look like. Now, Videocardz has leaked a CMP 30HX model produced by Gigabyte, which has a dual-fan design. As expected, NVIDIA has dispensed with any display connections, rendering the CMP 30 HX only useful for mining cryptocurrencies.
Mobvoi unveils the TicWatch Pro S with a five-year-old Snapdragon Wear chipset
Mobvoi has introduced a successor to last year's TicWatch Pro 2020. Unfortunately, the company continues to use the Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, which should have long been retired. The TicWatch Pro S features 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of storage and retails for US$259.99.
AMD Nashira Summit, Nashira Point and Nashira Creek codenames leak with references to consumer gaming, Radeon Pro and a possible mobile variant mentioned
Another reference to an AMD Nashira Summit GPU has appeared online. This time, Nashira Summit has been joined by five Nashira Point codenames and one for Nashira Creek. At least two of the codenames imply Radeon Pro models, while Nashira Creek could be a new AMD mobile GPU. Nashira Point may be Navi 21 GPUs, though.
POCO X3 Pro outed with a Snapdragon 860 SoC, a 5,160 mAh battery and a 120 Hz AMOLED display; Xiaomi could be re-using components from the Redmi Note 10 series
Xiaomi has packed the POCO X3 Pro full of high-end components, if a new leak is to be believed. Apparently, the POCO X3 Pro will have a Snapdragon 860 SoC, a 120 Hz AMOLED display and a 5,160 mAh battery. The POCO X3 Pro is thought to have four cameras too, although none will support OIS.
Initial AMD Radeon RX 6700 XT benchmarks appear online as ASUS registers the RX 6700 with 12 GB of VRAM at the EEC
Benchmark data for the Radeon RX 6700 XT has been published online ahead of the card's launch next week. It seems that AMD still plans to release the RX 6700 though and with 12 GB of VRAM instead of 6 GB.
OnePlus showcases OnePlus 9 Pro camera samples as OnePlus 9 series marketing images leak
OnePlus has unveiled yet more camera specifications about the OnePlus 9 series. However, leaked marketing renders suggest that OnePlus has used a plastic frame on the OnePlus 9. The OnePlus 9 will have a flat display though, unlike the curved OnePlus 9 Pro.
POCO X3 Pro launch teased for March 30; starting price tipped for €250
POCO's first 'Pro' smartphone of 2021 is set to arrive on March 30, the company has teased. The device is expected to launch in three colours and two configurations for up to €300.
Xiaomi announces Mi Pilot testing program for MIUI 12.5 on 21 devices
Xiaomi has started recruiting another batch of pilot testers for MIUI 12.5. The program is open for 21 recent smartphones, including the Mi 11, Mi 10, Mi 9, Mi 9 SE, the Redmi K20 Pro, Redmi Note 8 Pro and the Redmi Note 9T, among others.
LG does nothing to dispel its terrible reputation for delivering updates with its latest Android 11 roadmap
LG has published another Android 11 roadmap, this time for Germany. Only two devices, the Velvet 5G and G8X will receive the OS upgrade before Q3 2021. Additionally, the LG Wing must wait until Q4 2021 at the earliest for Android 11, which will be long after Google releases Android 12.
The Mi Mix 3 may have been overlooked by Xiaomi for Android 11 after one OS upgrade
Xiaomi has a good record for updating its smartphones, but that record does not stretch to the Mi Mix 3. Unfortunately, it seems that the device has been bypassed for an Android 11 upgrade too, despite being released on Android 9.0 Pie.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 can now be upgraded to One UI 3.1 and Android 11
The Galaxy Note 9 can now be upgraded to One UI 3.1 and Android 11 thanks to a new custom ROM. Called Noble ROM, the ROM is available for Exynos versions of the Galaxy Note 9, including the dual-SIM edition. The ROM is the first opportunity to run One UI 3.1 on the former flagship smartphone.
New Apple Silicon MacBooks mass production date slips into 2H 2021
Apple has rescheduled mass production of its next ARM-powered MacBooks, according to a new report. Initially due to begin in May or June, Nikkei Asia reports that this production window has now slipped to sometime during the second half of 2021.
Google Pixel 6 camera and display details leak; more information revealed about the Pixel 5a too
The latest version of Google's camera app contains clues about two of its upcoming Pixel smartphones. Next up for Google is the Pixel 5a, which is supposedly due for release this summer. However, the app also contains information on the Pixel 6 about its cameras and display.
The next Samsung Galaxy Z Fold will be lighter and thinner than the Z Fold2 thanks to display and hinge refinements; Z Fold3 Pro a possibility too
More details have emerged about the next Galaxy Z Fold, presumably called the Galaxy Z Fold3 or the Galaxy Z Fold 3. According to a new report, the third-generation foldable smartphone will be thinner and lighter than the Galaxy Z Fold2, in part because of a redesigned hinge and a new display. There may even be a Galaxy Z Pro model this year, too.
Google has allegedly set the launch date of the Pixel 5a
The Google Pixel smartphone has apparently been scheduled to launch on June 11. Unsurprisingly, the device will be a new mid-range model, which Google is thought to have called the Pixel 5a.
Apple AirTags reputedly ready for release at March 23 hardware event, as are revised iPad Pros, AirPods and Apple TV; mini LED display only for new 12.9-inch iPad Pro
Apple has scheduled its next hardware event for March 23, according to a new report. The event would be set to clash with the OnePlus 9 series launch event, the date of which OnePlus has already confirmed. Apparently, new AirPods, iPad Pros and AirTags are ready for release, as is a new Apple TV. Only the 12.9-inch iPad Pro will have a mini LED display this year, though.
Nintendo Switch Pro and Super Switch speculation mounts as NVIDIA is tipped to end Tegra X1 'Mariko' GPU production this year
Production of the NVIDIA Tegra X1 'Mariko' is coming to an end, according to a new rumour. The Tegra X1 'Mariko' powers the Nintendo Switch and the Switch Lite, so we may be set to see a new Switch Pro or Super Switch this year, after all.
The Xiaomi Mi Watch Lite receives much-needed features with its latest software update
Xiaomi has started rolling out a new software update to the Mi Watch Lite that improves the smartwatch in many ways. The update brings many new features to the smartwatch, along with bug fixes and improved system stability.
Leaked Snapdragon SM8450 details point to a Qualcomm and Leica collaboration for the Snapdragon 888 successor
Initial details about the Snapdragon 888's successor have leaked, which should arrive later this year. The information suggests that Qualcomm may have partnered with Leica for the upcoming flagship SoC, among other things.
Cambridge Audio Melomania 1+ launched with USB Type-C charging, a High Performance Audio Mode and Melomania app support
Cambridge Audio has revealed the Melomania 1+, the successors to the Melomania 1 that the company released in 2019. The Melomania 1+ offers all the great features of its predecessor, but with USB Type-C charging, Melomania app support and a High Performance Audio Mode.
The Sony Xperia PRO holds up well in durability test despite its plastic body
The Xperia PRO may have arrived a year late, but it remains the only smartphone that could actually be used in a professional workflow. Sony's most expensive smartphone can take a beating too, even though it has a plastic body.
BenQ MOBIUZ EX3415R: A 34-inch curved gaming monitor that runs natively at 1440p and 144 Hz with 1 ms response times
The BenQ MOBIUZ EX3415R is, as its name suggests, a 34-inch curved gaming monitor. The 21:9 monitor runs natively at 1440p with a 144 Hz peak refresh rate and 1 ms response times. The display has a 1900R curvature, is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified and has built-in speakers.
Qualcomm may have the Snapdragon 775G on the way, but it also has a cheaper SM7325 in development with a Prime core clocked at 2.7 GHz
According to a new report, Qualcomm plans to release another Snapdragon 7xx series SoC this year, along with the Snapdragon 775 and Snapdragon 775G. The SM7325 will have a Prime core, three performance cores and four power-efficiency cores, like the Snapdragon 888. The mid-range SoC will support up to 16 GB of RAM and UFS 3.1 storage too.
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 mod confirms that there was a 16 GB VRAM configuration in development
It is possible to modify the GeForce RTX 3070 to support 16 GB of VRAM, a YouTuber has discovered. Enabling support on the GA104 card requires setting 'strap' resistors to the correct values too, which all but confirms that NVIDIA had been developing an RTX 3070 SKU with 16 GB of VRAM, as had been suggested last year.
New Microsoft Surface Laptop 4 leak reveals a larger battery, AMD Renoir Surface Edition APUs and favourable Intel Tiger Lake-U configurations
Microsoft will offer the Surface Laptop 4 with Intel Tiger Lake-U and AMD Ryzen Renoir APUs, according to a new leak. The Surface Laptop 4 will have a larger battery capacity than its predecessor, but only Intel models will be available with up to 32 GB of RAM and 1 TB of storage.
OnePlus 9 Pro camera details confirm new primary, ultra-wide-angle and telephoto cameras but the same selfie camera as the OnePlus 8 Pro; OnePlus 9 series will have WARP chargers in the box
OnePlus may have revealed a few details about the OnePlus 9 Pro's cameras, but a new leak has revealed all the cameras that the device has. The Sony IMX766 will be joining the IMX789 in the upcoming flagship as will the Sony IMX471 from the OnePlus 8 Pro. OnePlus will bundle WARP chargers with the OnePlus 9 series, too.
Upcoming high-end Qualcomm SoC outed as the SM8325; a Snapdragon 888 without a 5G modem
Qualcomm will be releasing a flagship SoC without a 5G modem this year, according to Roland Quandt. The SoC, billed as the SM8325, may arrive as the Snapdragon 880 or the Snapdragon 885.
Sony PS5 Slim tipped to utilise TSMC's 5 nm node with production slated for 2023
Sony may have only just released the PS5, but the company is already making moves for what would appear to be a new console. According to a report, Sony has signed on with TSMC for its 5 nm node for what could be the PS5 Slim.
The Amazfit GTS 2 mini gains a new feature with its latest software update
Huami has brought an exciting feature to the GTS 2 mini, albeit one that should have been available at launch. Amazfit is pushing the update as an OTA through the Zepp app.
The AYA NEO smashes crowdfunding expectations with over US$1,000,000 raised in under 24 hours
The AYA NEO is a 7-inch handheld games console powered by an AMD Ryzen 5 4500U APU. The device also has 16 GB of RAM and up to a 1 TB SSD. The AYA NEO can be ordered on Indiegogo, where it has already received over US$1,300,000 from backers.
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro receives optimisations courtesy of its latest software update
The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro has received another update, less than a month after its last one arrived. This month's update is a large one, although its size belies the features it brings to Huawei's flagship smartwatch.
Leaked Intel Alder Lake mobile processor details reveal three new processor segments, including a 55 W option and Core i9 processors for thin and light laptops
According to a leaked internal document, Intel will have six processor segments in its Alder Lake Mobile product stack. The company's H-series 45 W processors have been usurped by 55 W versions, while a U28 segment should bring Core i9 processors to thin and light laptops. The same leak reveals core configurations for all Alder Lake Mobile segments, too.
Leaked Qualcomm Snapdragon 775 and Snapdragon 775G specifications showcase similarities with the Snapdragon 888
According to a comprehensive leak, Qualcomm has built the Snapdragon 775 and Snapdragon 775G on a 5 nm process. The duo should receive Kryo 6xx CPU cores too, along with support for up to LPDDR5-3200 RAM. Both chipsets may be compatible with 120 Hz displays, too.
The Oppo Band will finally launch globally on March 8, providing competition to Xiaomi's Mi Band series
Oppo released its Band fitness tracker last year in China, where it is available in two styles. However, the company has finally decided to bring the affordable device to a wider audience with a global launch, which is planned for March 8.
The AYA NEO Founders Edition hits Indiegogo for US$699; most backers must pay at least US$789
AYA appears to have addressed its production material shortfall, as the company has announced that it will be bringing its AYA NEO Founders Edition to Indiegogo today. The crowdfunding campaign will start at US$699 for Super Early Bird backers, of which there will only be 42. Other backers must pay at least US$789, with prices rising to US$869 for the non-standard model.
StereoPi v2: The stereoscopic camera module for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4 is now available to order
The StereoPi v2 is the follow-up to the 2019 first-generation model, which brought stereoscopic photography to the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3. Similarly, the StereoPi v2 enables the functionality of the Compute Module 4. The StereoPi v2 also supports the CM4 Lite.
LG's first 32-inch and 4K OLED monitor gets a release date and an eye-watering price tag
The LG UltraFine OLED Pro (32EP950) is one of the most exciting monitors of 2021, as it is the first to bring OLED technology and a 4K resolution to the 32-inch form factor. The UltraFine OLED Pro 32EP950 promises excellent colour accuracy too, but it will retail for €3,999. There are cheaper 27-inch and 32-inch models, but these will still start at €3,000.
Google tipped to release two new Pixel devices in Q2 2021; new Pixel smartphone coming in mid-June
Google is expected to release two new Pixel devices in Q2 2021, and one in as soon as mid-April. According to a new report, a third-generation Pixel Buds will arrive first and will be followed by a new Pixel smartphone in June. In all likelihood, Google will release the Pixel 5a, the follow-up to last year's Pixel 4a (5G).
Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra certifications point to Chinese and global models being released; only Chinese Mi 11 Pro certified so far
Xiaomi has certified the Mi 11 Pro and the Mi 11 Ultra in China with the TENAA. The two devices should be Xiaomi's flagship Mi 11 series smartphones and will be more premium versions of the Mi 11 that Xiaomi announced globally last month.
Huawei's dishonesty continues as it argues that people who call HarmonyOS an Android skin have no idea about software, despite admitting that its OS runs on AOSP
Huawei has come out swinging in response to criticism that the smartphone version of HarmonyOS is nothing more than a re-branded EMUI. According to reports, Huawei asserts that people do not have an 'understanding of open-source software' if they believe such things. However, in doing so, Huawei has confirmed that HarmonyOS is not the brand-new OS that it wants us to believe it is.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 receives Android 11 and One UI 3.1 two months ahead of schedule
Samsung has already started distributing One UI 3.1 to its flagship tablet from 2019. The OS, based on Android 11, has arrived two months earlier than planned, and brings a host of new features to the tablet.
Jetson TX2 NX: NVIDIA introduces a new single-board computer with a Pascal GPU
With the Jetson TX2 NX, NVIDIA has created a single-board computer that packs a Pascal GPU in a form factor of the Raspberry Pi Compute Module. The NVIDIA Jetson TX2 NX has 4 GB of RAM too, along with 16 GB of flash storage.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti is tipped to be the second Ampere graphics card with an ETH mining limiter
According to new reports, NVIDIA remains committed to releasing the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti, albeit with an ETH mining limiter built-in. The card is expected to have 10,240 CUDA cores, and 12 GB of GDDR6X VRAM clocked at 19 Gbps.
OnePlus Nord 2 to be released in Q2 2021 with a MediaTek Dimensity 1200 SoC instead of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 775G
According to a new rumour, OnePlus is gearing to release a successor to the popular OnePlus Nord. Dubbed the OnePlus Nord 2, the device will arrive between April and June 2021. However, the OnePlus Nord 2 will supposedly eschew Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets for the MediaTek Dimensity 1200.
OnePlus 9 series pre-orders to begin on March 23 with free gifts; colour variants revealed including an exclusive black option for the OnePlus 9 Pro
OnePlus plans to release the OnePlus 9 Pro in an exclusive colour, according to new reports. Supposedly called Stellar Black, the colour appears to have a textured matte finish. Meanwhile, pre-orders for the OnePlus 9 series and the OnePlus Watch should commence on March 23.
DIY project brings the Apple M1 SoC to an old Apple iMac
Apple may is yet to unveil its first ARM-based iMac, but a YouTuber has. The project is rough around the edges, but it shows what Apple could create if it merged the existing iMac with an M1-based Mac mini.
The POCO F3 may not be the return of a true Poco smartphone that fans of the brand were hoping for
The POCO F3 will not be an original device, as the Pocophone F1 was in 2018. Instead, the FCC has inadvertently confirmed that the POCO F3 will be a re-branded Redmi K40. The POCO F3 will also feature the Snapdragon 870, which is a repackaged Snapdragon 865 itself.
AMD announces the Radeon RX 6700 XT for 20% more than the RX 5700 XT but with 40 CUs, 192-bit VRAM and a lower memory bandwidth
AMD's Radeon RX 6700 XT is official, and will be the cheapest way to experience the RDNA 2 architecture on a PC, at least for the time being. AMD insists that the Radeon RX 6700 XT is a foil for the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti and the RTX 3070, although its VRAM specifications are more of a match for the RTX 3060.
Samsung announces the Odyssey G9 2021, a 49-inch curved gaming monitor with a mini LED panel, a 240 Hz refresh rate and a 2K native resolution
Samsung has updated its Odyssey G9 gaming monitor for 2021. The 49-inch curved monitor now uses mini LED backlights for improved brightness and heightened contrast ratios. The Odyssey G9 2021 also has a 240 Hz refresh rate and 1 ms response times.
Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro teardown video reveals Xiaomi's LiquidCool Technology heat dissipation solution and modular camera hardware
A teardown video of the new Redmi K40 series has revealed what to expect from Xiaomi's new flagship killers when they debut globally later this year. Both the Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro appear to run hot though, even with Xiaomi's LiquidCool Technology. The Snapdragon 870 in the Redmi K40 appears to run hotter than the Snapdragon 888 in the Redmi K40 Pro, too.
Leaked Google Play Console specifications point to the Xiaomi Mi 11 Lite 5G being an underwhelming upgrade from last year's Mi 10 Lite 5G
The release of the Mi 11 Lite 5G is fast approaching, as the device has just appeared on the Google Play Console. The listing reveals several details about the upcoming low-cost alternative to the Mi 11, including Xiaomi's use of a Snapdragon 765G SoC.
First concrete clues emerge about a new Samsung Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Watch Active running Wear OS
Initial findings within One UI 3.1 have seemingly confirmed rumours that Samsung plans to switch to Wear OS this year. According to kernel source code, Samsung is working on a new Galaxy Watch or Galaxy Watch Active device codenamed Merlot that runs Wear OS.
AYA postpones the crowdfunding campaign of its AYA NEO Founders Edition handheld games console indefinitely
The AYA NEO's crowdfunding campaign has been postponed once again, in another blow for those who hoped to secure the handheld games console. Unfortunately, the campaign has been delayed indefinitely this time.
Leaked Radeon RX 6700 XT custom cards show what to expect from AMD's upcoming mid-range RDNA 2-based series
AMD is on the cusp of unveiling the Radeon RX 6700 XT, its answer to NVIDIA's RTX 3060 or RTX 3060 Ti. Ahead of tomorrow's launch, Videocardz has revealed two ASUS custom cards, underlining that AMD plans to bring two versions of the RX 6700 XT to market.
Colorful launches the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti iCafe series for internet cafes
There may be an ongoing graphics card shortage, but Colorful has found enough stock to produce iCafe editions of the RTX 3060 and RTX 3060 Ti. The two iCafe models look almost identical, even though they have different GPUs. Ultimately, these iCafe cards could still end up with crypto miners as some internet cafes have been repurposed for mining cryptocurrencies during the pandemic.
The Xiaomi Redmi K40 Pro is billed to launch as the POCO F3 Pro internationally as launch markets of the POCO X3 Pro, POCO F3 and two versions of the Mi 11 Lite revealed
Xiaomi plans to release two versions of the Mi 11 Lite, the POCO F3, POCO F3 Pro and the POCO X3 Pro in multiple markets, according to a new report. Apparently, Xiaomi will sell the Redmi K40 Pro as the POCO F3 Pro, like the POCO F2 Pro and the Redmi K30 Pro.
Apple tipped to release an iPad mini Pro in 2H 2021
A new model in Apple's burgeoning iPad product stack is set to arrive in the second half of 2021, according to a new report. Apparently, the device will be called the iPad mini Pro, which would position it somewhere between eh iPad mini 6 and the iPad Air 4.
Google adds new features to the Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 series with its March 2021 update
We are only two days into March, but Google has already started distributed new features to its Pixel smartphones. This month, the company has added the option of measuring heart rates using a camera and has improved sleep mode, among other changes.
The next Motorola Moto smartwatch will have a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC, GPS and NFC
Motorola's next smartwatch will feature the latest Snapdragon Wear 4100 SoC, which remains criminally under adopted by Wear OS smartwatch manufacturers. The circular smartwatch will also support GPS, NFC and 5 ATM water resistance.
Retailers reveal Lenovo Legion 5i 15ITH6, Legion 5 17ITH6H and Legion 7 16ITHG6 gaming laptops with Intel Core i5-11400H, Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11980HK processors
Intel Tiger Lake-H45 processors are coming, and they are on their way to Lenovo's Legion gaming laptops. So far, retailers have revealed the Legion 5i 15ITH6, Legion 5 17ITH6H and Legion 7 16ITHG6, with Intel Core i5-11400H, Core i7-11800H and Core i9-11980HK processors, respectively.
Industry insider reveals details about the Mi Mix 4 Pro Max, Xiaomi's first foldable smartphone
A well-known industry insider has offered his view on the name of Xiaomi's upcoming foldable smartphone. Apparently, the device will herald the Mi Mix series' return, which Xiaomi has left dormant since the Mi Mix Alpha.
NVIDIA to bring Resizable BAR support to all RTX 30 Founders Edition cards by 'late March'; AIBs will issue VBIOS updates too, but initial performance benefits will be minimal
NVIDIA has announced that all GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, desktop and laptop, will support Resizable BAR by the end of March. In-game performance benefits will vary, but NVIDIA claims it will be up to 10% in some cases. Independent benchmarks suggest that AMD has the lead over NVIDIA currently with its Smart Access Memory, though.
The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 is already purchasable for US$999.99 with an Intel Tiger Lake-U processor and a 16:10 display
The Xiaomi RedmiBook Pro 14 features a 14-inch and 16:10 display, Intel Tiger Lake processors, plenty of ports and even an NVIDIA GeForce MX450 GPU in some cases. Third-party retailers have already started selling the laptop too, although for far more than Xiaomi prices it in China.
Google's Pixel car crash detection comes to the rescue by potentially saving a man's life
An often forgotten about feature of Google Pixel smartphones has potentially saved someone's life. Unfortunately, car crash detection remains a Pixel-exclusive and is only available in three Anglophonic countries.
AXLE announces what may well be the most unlikely NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 graphics cards
AXLE has announced the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 Classic Editions, which are seemingly the first customised Founders Edition cards. Unfortunately for AXLE, there are several signs that neither of these cards actually exist, not least because it claims that the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 have DVI ports.
The ASUS ROG Phone 5 will be the first smartphone with 18 GB of RAM
ASUS tends to go big with its ROG Phone series, and the ROG Phone 5 will be no different. According to multiple Geekbench listings, the company plans to release the ROG Phone 5 with 18 GB of RAM, giving the device bragging rights over its contemporaries.
Motorola partner leaks three new Moto smartwatches for 2021 with the Moto G, Moto Watch and Moto One shown
According to a roadmap published by CE Brands Inc, Motorola plans to release at least three smartwatches in 2021. A Moto G smartwatch for June has been mentioned, as have the Moto Watch and Moto One for July.
The OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9 Pro and OnePlus Watch are all tipped to launch this month as OnePlus hints at Hasselblad partnership in its first official teaser
According to reports, OnePlus will launch the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9R, OnePlus 9 Pro and the OnePlus Watch later this month. Apparently, it has been confirmed that the hardware event will not occur until late March, but OnePlus will make some sort of announcement on March 8. OnePlus has hinted at its upcoming Hasselblad partnership, too.
Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro leak outlines camera specifications and back panel design
According to a new leak, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro will feature a periscope camera and Samsung's new 50 MP ISOCELL GN2 camera. The Mi 11 Pro will be capable of up to 50x zoom, too.
OnePlus 9 Pro leaks again with 4K and 120 FPS video recording capabilities and upgraded camera hardware; OnePlus 9 series launch teasers to begin very soon
The OnePlus 9 series is almost upon us, with the company expected to announce the OnePlus 9, OnePlus 9R and the OnePlus 9 Pro within the next few weeks. More OnePlus 9 Pro specifications have leaked too, including camera details such as 4K/120 FPS video recording capabilities.
The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti is a shadow of its former self after 18 months of crypto mining
A new video has demonstrated the effects of prolonged crypto mining on the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Seemingly, stressing the Turing card for so long in this way causes noticeable in-game performance drops, including to average FPS, 1% lows and GPU clock speeds.
CDPR delays Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2 until late March at the earliest on account of its 'extensive scope' and the company's recent cyber attack
All is not well at CDPR, with the company having announced a delay to the release of Cyberpunk 2077 Patch 1.2. Originally due before the end of February, the second patch for the maligned game will now arrive in the 'second half of March' at the earliest. CDPR has blamed its recent hack and the scope of Patch 1.2 for its postponement.
TTGO T-Watch: The customisable smartwatch now comes with a microphone for voice control
A new version of the TTGO T-Watch is here, and it comes with a microphone. The additional component allows Lilygo's smartwatch to be controlled by voice input, improving its versatility. The new version of the TTGO T-Watch retails for under US$30.00 on AliExpress.
The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is tipped to shoot in up to 100 MP with Samsung's largest ISOCELL sensor
Samsung's ISOCELL GN2 sensor will play a part in the upcoming Mi 11 Ultra, according to a report. The sensor, which has 1.4 μm wide pixels, will be one of four cameras in the Mi 11 Ultra, if past leaks are to be believed. The Mi 11 Ultra may be able to save images in up to 100 MP, too.
Akasa Turing A50: A passive enclosure for the ASUS PN50, an AMD Ryzen-powered mini-PC
A new Akasa case transforms the ASUS PN50 mini-PC into a passively cooled system. The Turing A50 retails for £125.00, or €130.00 in Europe.
The LG V60 becomes the first device to receive LG UX 10 and Android 11 outside of South Korea
The LG V60 has started receiving its first wave of Android 11 updates. Currently, the update, packaged as LG UX 10.0, has reached devices in the US locked to T-Mobile and Verizon.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active receive new features with their latest updates
Newer smartwatches may have superseded the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active, but that does not mean that Samsung has forgotten about them. On the contrary, the two smartwatches have received features that were previously found on the Galaxy Watch 3.
Rocket Lake-S US pricing leaked with Intel's 11th Gen processors more expensive than AMD's Ryzen 5000 Vermeer competitors across the board
A retailer has published US pricing for the Rocket Lake-S series, Intel's upcoming 11th Gen desktop processors. Not only are Rocket Lake-S processors more expensive than their Comet Lake-S predecessors, but they are also more expensive than the Ryzen 5 5600X, Ryzen 7 5800X and Ryzen 9 5900X from AMD.
Xiaomi registers the Redmi K40 globally under its POCO brand, indicating a possible successor to the POCO F2 Pro or POCO X2
A new regulatory body certification has seemingly confirmed the fate of the Redmi K40 for global audiences. It appears that Xiaomi plans to release its new handset under the POCO brand, and possibly as a successor to last year's POCO F2 Pro or POCO X2.
Huawei updates its EMUI 11 rollout in six regions with OS upgrades for the Mate 20 and P30 series
Huawei has begun pushing EMUI 11 to more devices globally, including the Mate 20 and P30 series. The Nova 7 and Nova 5T are now eligible for EMUI 11 in some regions too.
Cherry Pi: A single-board computer that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi but is also an Orange Pi clone
With the Cherry Pi PC, Shenzhen LC Technology has created a single-board computer that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi. However, the Allwinner H3-based board also looks an awful lot like the Orange Pi, another SBC based on the same ARM processor. The Cherry Pi sells for US$16.50 on AliExpress.
ASUS PN41: Retailer leaks a new mini-PC with Intel Jasper Lake processors
According to a new report, ASUS plans to release a new series of mini-PCs based on Intel's Jasper Lake platform. ASUS is yet to officially unveil the PN41 series, but a retailer has listed the PN41 on its website, much like the PN51 that also leaked recently.
MaaXBoard Nano: A single-board computer with an NXP i.MX 8M Nano processor that is compatible with the Raspberry Pi
A new single-board computer is available from Avnet. Called the MaaXBoard Nano, the SBC relies on an i.MX processor and 1 GB of DDR4 RAM. The device also has a 40-pin GPIO, making it compatible with the Raspberry Pi ecosystem, and runs Android 9.0 Pie or Linux images.
Microsoft announces SSD upgrade modules for the Surface Pro 7 Plus
One of Microsoft's most exciting changes with the Surface Pro 7+ compared to its predecessor was the switch to replaceable SSDs. The company has finally gotten around to offering official upgrade modules too, albeit only for business customers. Apparently, Surface Pro 7+ SSD Commercial Spares will not work on the Surface Pro X or the Surface Laptop Go either, for some reason.
Xiaomi surprises by launching the Redmi K40 Pro Plus; Redmi K40 and Redmi K40 Pro announced too with flagship specifications
Xiaomi has unveiled its latest flagship killers, and there are three of them. Billed as the Redmi K40, Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro Plus, the trio all offer 120 Hz AMOLED displays, flagship SoCs and large batteries, among other features.
The 2021 MacBook Pro 16 may not be the performance upgrade we expect from Apple
According to a new report, the next MacBook Pro 16 will feature an Apple M1 chip, not a more powerful next-generation model. Any design changes will be on the minor side too, resulting in the 2021 edition looking basically the same as its 2019 predecessor. Minor changes could include a switch to a flat design and the return of legacy ports though, along with slimmer display bezels for the new model.
AMD schedules Radeon RX 6700 launch for March 3, over two weeks earlier than expected; reference card design and Navi 22 GPUs confirmed
AMD has confirmed that the Radeon RX 6700 series will arrive in just a week, contrary to previous reports. The March 3-bound cards will have a dual fan design and will be based on Navi 22 GPUs, AMD has also confirmed.
Zeblaze Vibe 3S HD: An affordable smartwatch that is a blatant Garmin Fenix 6 Pro rip off
The Zeblaze Vibe 3S HD offers a round display, good battery life and plenty of other features. However, it is also an unashamed copy of the Garmin Fenix 6 Pro.
Intel's 11th Gen Rocket Lake-S processors launch and pre-order dates leaked; review embargo to lift two weeks after pre-orders commence
According to a new report, Intel's upcoming Rocket Lake-S processors will be available to pre-order in under three weeks. However, reviews about 11th-generation desktop processors are apparently bound by an NDA until March 30.
Some Apple M1-based Mac mini, MacBook Air and MacBook Pro machines are experiencing extreme SSD wear
The lifespan of the soldered SSD's in new M1 Macs may be severely limited, according to multiple reports. Current wear of some SSDs is so high that some drives may need replacing within two years.
The Intel Core i7-11700KF notches a single-core performance win against the AMD Ryzen 7 5800X in Geekbench, but Zen 3 Vermeer retains its advantage over Rocket-Lake S in multi-core work
The Intel Core i7-11700KF has posted some big single-core scores on Geekbench while demonstrating that it is a more than capable successor to its Comet Lake-S predecessor. The Rocket Lake-S processor appears to have a 3.6 GHz base clock and a 4.9 GHz boost clock, which are both lower than the Core i7-10700KF's equivalents.