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Mar 19
The Xiaomi Redmi AirDots, a US$15 alternative to the Apple AirPods, for those who live in China at least (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Redmi AirDots: The AirPods alternative that cost less than US$15

Xiaomi only released its first set of completely wireless headphones a few months ago, but it has now followed them up with the even more affordable Redmi AirDots. The headphones will be available in China from April 9 for CNY 99 ...
In addition to the growing game library that already has more than 500 titles, GeForce Now will allow users to bring their own games from platforms like Steam. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia's GeForce Now cloud gaming platform is ready for launch

Nvidia's own game streaming service is currently featuring more than 500 game titles, and users will be able to bring more games from platforms like Steam. Backed by new RTX blade servers with scalable RTX 2080 performance and bla...
Vectordash aims to bring smooth gameplay for systems that do not integrate a gaming GPU by tapping the power of unused cryptomining GPU rigs. (Source: Vectordash)

Vectordash looking to provide cloud gaming infrastructure through cryptomining GPUs

The game streaming infrastructure envisioned by Vectordash puts GPU-based cryptomining rigs to good use in order to bring a smooth gaming experience for computers that do not integrate dedicated gaming GPUs. The service will first...
New iMacs are now available. (Source: Apple)

Apple has updated its iMac line-up for 2019

In a move that aligns with relevant rumors from days ago, Apple has upgraded its take on the all-in-one (AIO) PC. However, these new desktops are iMacs, not iMac Pros. Nevertheless, they now come with 8th- or 9th-gen Intel process...
The Redmi 7. (Source: Redmi)

Redmi 7 launched - Snapdragon 632, 4000 mAh, US$105

Xiaomi's sub-brand, Redmi, yesterday, launched its latest device, the Redmi 7, in China. The budget phone features a 6.26-inch display, dual rear cameras, a Snapdragon 632, and a massive 4000 mAh battery. Prices start at US$105.
The Vivo X27 has a Nex S-esque selfie camera. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo has launched the X27 and X27 Pro: its newest pop-up selfie-cam phones

Vivo has announced its newest devices in a Chinese event today (March 19, 2019). They are the X27 and X27 Pro. The X27 has 2 variants with either the Snapdragon (SD) 675 or 710, although they both have the same screen and single p...
HP ProBook 450 G6 (Core i7-8565U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

85% HP ProBook 450 G6 (Core i7-8565U, GeForce MX130) Laptop Review

Business all-rounder? We have covered several HP ProBook 400 series laptops recently, including the 440 G6 and 430 G6. Now it is the turn of the ProBook 450 G6, the 15-inch version of HP's entry-level business laptop range. The company has equipped our test device with an Intel Core i7 processor and an NVIDIA GeForce MX130 GPU that promises to be a good all-round package, at least on paper. Read on to find how whether the ProBook 450 G6 improves upon its predecessor and if it can challenge other established 15.6-inch business laptops.
Intel Core i7-8565U | NVIDIA GeForce MX130 | 15.6" | 2 kg
Xiaomi Mi Pay hits India (Source: Android Authority)

Xiaomi finally launches its mobile payments service in India

Already available in China, the Xiaomi Mi Pay mobile payments service has been tested in India in the second half of 2018. In the meantime, the Chinese company obtained the approval of the Reserve Bank of India, and Mi Pay is now ...
Armored Warfare 0.28 with Arabian Nights 2 campaign loading screen

Armored Warfare 0.28 now live with new French vehicles, Battalion Ranked Battles, and more

After a rather long wait, the French and Italian vehicles are finally joining Armored Warfare as the offerings of a new dealer, named Francine De Laroche. The Arabian Nights campaign is now moving on with new events, but the 0.28 ...
Upcoming HP ProBook 445R G6 and 455R G6 will carry AMD Ryzen Zen+ processors (Source: HP)

Upcoming HP ProBook 445R G6 and 455R G6 will carry AMD Ryzen Zen+ processors

The ProBook 445 and 455 are barely three months old and they will soon be updated with faster models come this Summer. Much like the upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad C340 series, the newer SKUs will have second generation AMD Zen APUs for ...
2019 HP Envy 13, Envy 15, and Envy 17 coming with AMOLED and GeForce MX250 options (Source: HP)

2019 HP Envy 13, Envy 15, and Envy 17 coming with AMOLED, Optane, and GeForce MX250 options

HP will be bringing some of its previously exclusive Spectre features to its mid-range Envy lineup this year. The 15.6-inch Envy 15 in particular will get an AMOLED option while all models will have a physical camera kill switch t...
Qualcomm's QCS400 SoCs aim to bring advanced audio capabilities to smart speakers. (Source: MobileSyrup)

Qualcomm unveils the QCS400 series SoCs for smart speakers and next-gen audio applications

Qualcomm has revealed the new QCS400 series SoCs dedicated for smart audio applications in smart speakers, soundbars, home theatre systems, AV receivers, and IoT hardware. The QCS400 series comes in four SKUs and offers a tri-radi...
The Galaxy S10+ shoots photos worthy of its flagship status. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Shot on Galaxy S10+ Pro mode: Australian F1 GP Tesla Road Trip - Part 2

In the second instalment of this two-part Shot on Galaxy S10+ story, I’ve spent the last couple of days in Melbourne at the Albert Park Street Circuit and in around town. The Galaxy S10+ has proved to be a reliable companion with ...
The iPad Air comes in 64 GB and 256 GB storage variants. (Source: Apple)

Apple A12 Bionic SoC in latest iPad tablet destroys Android competition in alleged Geekbench single- and multi-core tests

Apple has just launched the new iPad Air and iPad mini tablets, and it seems one of them may have already been tested on Geekbench. Apparently, the integrated A12 Bionic chip scored an incredibly high multi-core score of 11,607, p...
Call of Duty now official (Source: Call of Duty | Home)

Activision unveils Call of Duty Mobile

Call of Duty Mobile is now official and should hit Android and iOS handsets later this year. Although there will not be a battle royale mode at launch, Activision has confirmed that this free-to-play title should offer this treat ...
The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti was recently given an MSI GAMING X makeover. (Source: MSI)

MSI variant of Nvidia's GeForce GTX 1650 graphics card spotted in EEC product registration; Ti SKU also rumored

An MSI GeForce GTX 1650 GAMING X 4G graphics card has been spotted in a listing on the website for the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC). Scant details are offered in regard to the product; however, it does seem to confirm that N...
Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russia, Exynos 7884 and Infinity-V display in tow (Source: SamMobile)

Exynos 7884-powered Samsung Galaxy A20 launches in Russia

Although Samsung will reveal at least three Galaxy A models on April 10, some members of this family are already available for purchase here and there. The latest arrival is the ~US$215 Exynos 7884-driven Galaxy A20, a 6.4-inch de...
The Atari VCS (2019) console will now feature a 14 nm processor. (Source: The Verge)

Atari VCS ditches custom AMD Bristol Ridge A10 for an unannounced dual-core Ryzen APU; console still not available though

The team behind the much-delayed Atari VCS has announced an APU replacement for the game console. Previously, a customized A10 chip from AMD’s Bristol Ridge series was going to be installed, but perhaps wisely the developer has no...
The developer kit version of the Nvidia Jetson Nano costs just US$99. (Source: Nvidia)

Machine learning from US$99: Nvidia unveils tiny Jetson Nano AI computer

Nvidia has launched the Jetson Nano, a small computer that offers machine-learning capabilities at an entry-level price. The developer kit costs US$99 while a production-ready module will cost US$129. The Jetson Nano module offers...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

76% Lenovo IdeaPad 330-17IKB (i7-8550U, GeForce MX150) Laptop Review

Deplorable display. The IdeaPad 330 17 doesn't break any ground, but we find it to be a little overpriced for the specifications. The GeForce MX150 GPU doesn't make up for the very slow 1 TB HDD or poorly calibrated 900p TN display to justify the $900 USD asking price.
Intel Core i7-8550U | NVIDIA GeForce MX150 | 17.3" | 2.8 kg
Ray tracing is coming to the masses thanks to DXR. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia to bring DirectX ray tracing to the GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB and other Pascal cards in April

Nvidia has announced that a number of Pascal-based graphics cards will soon be enabled to utilize DirectX ray tracing (DXR). GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB cards and higher will receive a Game Ready Driver update, which is currently expect...
The latest LG OLED TVs will be available for purchase soon. (Source: LG USA)

LG announces when its 2019 OLED TVs will be available, and how much they will cost (hint: one is US$13,000!)

LG has stated its US dollar prices for its new OLED TVs. These state-of-the-art panels were previewed at CES 2019, and come with Dolby Vision, ThinQ AI and inbuilt Google Assistant. They start at US$2,499 - and work their way up t...
Mar 18
Myspace has lost all the music that once made it the world's most visited website. (Image source: Myspace)

Myspace has corrupted and lost 12 years of music uploaded to its website

In an embarrassing admission, Myspace has confirmed that it has lost every piece of music that users uploaded between 2003 and 2015, which equates to over 50 million files. The company reports that there is no way to recover the l...
Image via Kingston

Kingston introduces DC500R and DC500M, two new SATA SSDs aimed at the enterprise market

Kingston has just announced two new lines of enterprise-grade SATA SSDs. The drives offer similar features of other enterprise-level flash storage solutions, including ECC, onboard power loss protection, and more. Compared to othe...
Alienware Area 51m coud get the UHD option by the end of September, confirms Frank Azor

Alienware Area-51m laptops should get the UHD option in six to eight months

Currently available only with a Full HD display option, the Alienware Area-51m gaming laptop will get UHD as an option in six to eight months, according to Frank Azor. He also said that the arrival of this option "wasn't supposed ...
The Black Shark 2 has been released. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is now available: SD 855 and Pixelworks HDR for US$477

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has been launched today (March 18, 2019) in China. As expected, it is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, has a 6GB RAM base model and has a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. This panel has some interest...
Snapchat is planning to launch its own gaming platform. (Source:

Snapchat to launch its gaming platform "Project Cognac" next month

Snapchat is likely to launch its gaming platform for developers and content partners next month. Codenamed "Project Cognac", the platform will allow third-party developers to create games that run within the Snapchat app. With Sna...
UMIDIGI S3 Pro with MediaTek Helio P70 and 48 MP main camera available globally March 18 2019 (Source: UMIDIGI)

UMIDIGI S3 Pro now globally available at US$279.99, still a pretty good deal

Not long after the successful completion of the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign with twice the initial goal of US$100,000, the UMIDIGI S3 Pro is now available globally. The price tag has gone up to US$279.99, but this Helio P70-po...
Apple iPad Air with smart keyboard and Apple Pencil (Source: Apple Newsroom)

Apple might upgrade the iMac Pro soon, 10.5-inch iPad Air and refreshed iPad mini revealed today

Although Apple has already announced a March 25 event, it seems like the updated tablets will not be there, because the Cupertino-based tech giant has just introduced the new 10.5-inch iPad Air and 7.9-inch iPad Mini. However, the...
Renders of the ZTE Axon S. (Source: Notebook Italia)

First ZTE Axon S leak - Five cameras, side slider, 5x optical zoom, UD fingerprint reader

ZTE could be set to push the innovation envelope in the coming months. The company is said to be working on a flagship, the Axon S, which will feature 5G support, a side sliding mechanism, a 95% screen to body ratio, and five came...
We won't be getting a successor to the Poco F1 for months at least. (Source: BBC)

Geekbench listings of the Poco F2 and Poco F1 Lite were just social experiments after all

A number of recent Geekbench listings alluded to the existence of two new Pocophone devices: The Poco F1 Lite and Poco F2. We were skeptical in our coverage of both stories and it turns out were right to be, as it was all just a r...
Samsung - A Galaxy Event 2019 - invitation (Source: Samsung Global Newsroom)

Samsung confirms April 10 event, new Galaxy A handsets coming up

The teaser image that comes with the invite to Samsung's launch event that will take place on April 10 in Bangkok, Milan, and São Paulo suggests that at least three new Galaxy A handsets with different screen shapes will be the st...
Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB (Core i5-7200U, Radeon 530, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

79% Lenovo IdeaPad 330-15IKB (Core i5-7200U, Radeon 530, 8 GB RAM, 256 GB SSD, FHD) Laptop Review

Leftovers. Lenovo has introduced the IdeaPad 330-15IKB, a 15.6-inch office laptop that it equips with a dual-core Intel Core i5 processor, a nimble SSD and 8 GB of DDR4 RAM running in dual-channel mode. The device is not free from weaknesses though, particularly its disappointing TN display, its comparatively small battery along with its outdated CPU and GPU. Read on to find out how the IdeaPad 330-15IKB compares against other 15.6-inch business laptops.
Intel Core i5-7200U | AMD Radeon 530 | 15.6" | 2.2 kg
The Galaxy S10+ features an 8MP RGB depth camera and a 10MP selfie camera. (Source: Samsung)

The lack of a 3D ToF sensor on the Galaxy S10+ gives the iPhone Xs a clear edge with selfies

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 models pack a serious punch and have been getting very positive reviews on the whole. This includes the Galaxy S10+, which picks up dual-front facing cameras to go with its triple-rear facing camera arr...
EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card (Source: Wccftech)

EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid hits 2.7 GHz core and 17 GHz memory clocks on LN2

Unveiled earlier this year at CES 2019 and still expected to hit the market, the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KINGPIN Hybrid graphics card has recently topped the 3DMark Portal Royal benchmark thanks to a massive overclock — 2.7 GHz c...
Samsung Galaxy A2 Core leaked press render (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung could launch another Android Go phone soon, namely the Galaxy A2 Core

A leaked press render revealed that the Galaxy A lineup will become the second family of Samsung handsets to include at least one Android Go-driven smartphone. This Exynos 7870-powered phone will probably launch on March 22 in Ind...
Xiaomi Poco F2 concept. (Source: Ben Geskin on Twitter)

Xiaomi Poco F2's Geekbench listing throws up an SoC conundrum, but it's likely fake

A listing for the purported Xiaomi Poco F2 has surfaced on Geekbench and while we are expecting a Snapdragon 855-powered flagship killer from Xiaomi this year, the scores do not seem to reflect such high aspirations. Going by the ...
Mar 17
According to Roland Quandt, this is what the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro look like. (Source: WinFuture)

New Roland Quandt leak purports to contain nearly every detail on the Huawei P30 series

Roland Quandt has posted a new article in which he claims to set out every detail on the upcoming Huawei P30 and P30 Pro prior to their launch. This includes nearly every major spec and detail of the phones, including their relati...
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Intel's Jason Waxman at the Intel Open Compute Project 2019 Keynote. (Source: Intel)

Facebook is helping Intel in designing Cooper Lake for deep learning

Intel took to stage at the OCP Global Summit 2019 to announce new Xeon Scalable platforms for servers based on the upcoming Cascade Lake and Cooper Lake architectures. The new Xeon Scalable processors will now be available in four...
The Pixel 4 may have a Galaxy S10-esque punch-hole camera. (Source: PhoneDesigner)

Fresh Pixel 4 leak suggests punch-hole for this phone as well

A few days ago, a series of renders pointed to a Pixel 4 XL design with a dual selfie cam set into its screen. Now, a Twitter-based leaker alleges that the smaller device from the same upcoming line will also follow this trend. Ho...
The company hopes the day never comes. (Source: Gizbot)

Huawei confirms that it has built its own proprietary mobile OS...just in case

There have always been rumors that Huawei was working on its own OS. Those have now been confirmed by the company, with Huawei CEO Richard Yu affirming that the Chinese monolith has a working mobile OS all geared up and ready to g...
The Poco F1. (Source: BBC)

New Geekbench listing teases a purported Poco F1 Lite

A few days ago, a Geekbench listing showed what appeared to be a Poco F1 Lite running on Android Pie with 4 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 660. We are leery of the whole thing, though.
Renders of the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL. (Source: OnLeaks)

Remember the mid-range Pixel phones? They could be sold as the Pixel 3a and 3a XL

Until now, we'd been led to believe that Google's upcoming mid-range devices would be called the Pixel 3 Lite and Pixel 3 XL Lite. Apparently not, as Google code points towards the devices being named the Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL....
Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICH (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo Legion Y740-15ICH (i7-8750H, RTX 2070 Max-Q) Laptop Review

Quieter, Sleeker… Better? Lenovo is back in the 15” gaming laptop fray with their Legion Y740—nearly identical to the previous Y730, but now packing an i7-8750H and an RTX 2070 Max-Q GPU alongside other improvements. At a price point of just around $1990 USD, its performance might surprise you.
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Mar 16
Renders of the Xiaomi foldable phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Xiaomi's upcoming foldable phone will cost half the price of a Samsung Galaxy Fold

Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Huawei's Mate X foldable phones may rightfully dominate the headlines but they come with the caveat of outrageous prices. Xiaomi is set to join the foldable race in the coming months and will, in typical ...
Renders of the Huawei P30 Pro. (Source: Techenguru)

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will feature OLED displays made by Samsung

The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro will be launched on March 26, and while the devices' selling points remain photography, both will still feature top of the line displays—in the form of Samsung-made OLED panels.
Redesigned 2019 HP Pavilion x360 series with GeForce MX250 graphics launching this April (Source: HP)

Redesigned 2019 HP Pavilion x360 series with GeForce MX250 graphics launching this April

The 2019 Pavilion x360 15 in particular will be nearly 14 percent thinner (.94-inch to .81-inch) and 15 percent lighter (5.1 lbs to 4.3 lbs) than the 2017 Pavilion x360 15. A fingerprint reader, which has become standard on costli...

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