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Jul 22
A 32 GB version of the Smach Z was utilized in the unboxing video. (Image source: YouTube/The Phawx)

Smach Z prototype gets tested: Challenges GPD Win 2 3DMark scores and may offer 32 GB RAM and Ryzen Embedded V1807B SoC

A prototype of a Smach Z handheld game console has been unboxed and tested in a YouTube video posted by The Phawx. The device was put through its paces in three 3DMark benchmarks and managed to outscore the GPD Win 2 in all three ...
The Movado Connect successor runs Wear OS on 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage. (Image source: Movado)

Movado Connect 2.0: A smartwatch with Wear OS and 1 GB of RAM

The hitherto unknown Movado Connect 2.0 has been discovered in a recent FCC listing. The Wear OS smartwatch comes with 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage and will be powered by either a Snapdragon Wear 2100 or a Wear 3100.
Huawei's best MateBook laptops are $200 off from now until August 14

Deal | Huawei's best MateBook laptops are $200 off from now until August 14

Huawei really wants to clear stock of its 2018 laptops and tablets. These high-end MateBook systems will probably be the closest Windows laptops you can get to a MacBook without actually getting a MacBook and running Boot Camp.
The Samsung Galaxy S8. (Source: Walmart)

A Samsung Galaxy S8 reportedly helps avert a potential tragedy at sea

According to a new report, a Canadian citizen was able to call for help for himself and his island-hopping fellow tourists using his Samsung Galaxy S8, the only device that apparently survived when their boat capsized off the coas...
The Apollo 11 hatch replica. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft celebrates the first moon landing's 50th anniversary by making an Apollo 11 hatch replica

Microsoft has marked an important NASA anniversary by taking part in Project Egress, in which engineering teams were challenged to re-make a component of the Apollo 11's landing module. The Redmond cohort were charged with making ...
SteelSeries giving away Arctis Pro headsets, Apex keyboards, Rival mice, and other accessories all week

SteelSeries giving away Arctis Pro headsets, Apex keyboards, Rival mice, and other accessories all week

The Denmark-based gaming brand wants your social media clicks in return for a chance to win some of its gear. Its grand prize consists of $400 USD of fancy PC accessories with RGB lights galore.
The RTX 2080 SUPER is currently the top-end SUPER variant. (Image source: Nvidia)

Release of an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Ti SUPER graphics card could depend on AMD

With the latest SUPER upgrades from Nvidia joining the company’s extensive lineup of graphics cards, there has been some speculation that the green team could also release a SUPER variant of the top-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti. Althou...
A look at the back of the Mate 30 Lite (Nova 5i Pro). (Image source: Weibo)

Mate 30 Lite: First photos show off the design of the Huawei Mate 30 series

A set of Mate 30 Lite live-photos is doing the rounds, showing a punch-hole display, a capacitive fingerprint scanner and quad rear-facing cameras. The Mate 30 Lite will be sold as the Nova 5i Pro in China.
The ASUS ROG Phone II will be available worldwide from September. (Image source: ASUS via MKBHD)

ASUS ROG Phone II: A Snapdragon 855 Plus powered beast that includes everything but the kitchen sink

The ASUS ROG Phone II looks set to be a gamer's dream, with a 6.59-inch 120 Hz AMOLED display, 49 ms touch latency, a Snapdragon 855 Plus SoC, 12 GB of RAM, 512 GB of UFS 3.0 storage and a vapour chamber to minimise throttling. Oh...
The LG V20 is due to receive Android 9.0 Pie this quarter. (Image source: LG)

Android 9.0 Pie is on the horizon for the LG V20

Good news LG V20 owners, it looks like your handset will receive Android 9.0 Pie in the not too distant future after all. While the South Korean company pushed the roll-out of Pie to its successor from Q2 to Q3, there is promise o...
Intel's 10nm Ice Lake CPUs seem to offer great single-core performance. (Source: Intel)

10th gen 'Ice Lake' Core i7-1065G7 Geekbench score reaffirms Intel's hegemony in laptops, offers single-core performance on par with an AMD Ryzen 9 3900X

A Geekbench score of the Intel Core i7-1065G7 'Ice Lake' running on the HP Spectre x360 convertible laptop is now available and seems to indicate very strong single-core performance that can rival processors much higher TDP such a...
Xeric Trappist-1 NASA Edition collection (Source: Xeric on Kickstarter)

NASA 50th Anniversary Watch by Xeric exceeds its goal by almost 100 times with more than two weeks to go

The 50th Anniversary watch by Xeric is the result of a collaboration between the watchmaking company and NASA. This already looks like a success: with 16 days to go, the Kickstarter project that involves this (non-smart) wearable ...
The 2020 iPhone looks set for a 120Hz display. (Souce: Ice Universe)

2020 iPhone set to get 120Hz Pro Motion OLED display

Apple’s 2020 iPhone looks to be the one to get with the latest rumor pointing to an OLED display with a variable refresh rate up to 120Hz. Apple introduced this feature on its 2017 LCD-based iPad Pro 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch models...
Star Citizen Alpha 3.6 now live - Kraken carrier (Source: Roberts Space Industries)

Star Citizen Alpha 3.6 goes live with a full law and crime overhaul

Three months since the release of the Alpha 3.5 update, Star Citizen Alpha 3.6 comes with a complete overhaul of the law and crime systems, hover mode for ships and vehicles, a few new vehicles/ships and weapons, as well as illega...

Samsung Exynos 7884B SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Cortex-A73/-A53 ARM 8 cores @ 1560 MHz 14nm
Plants vs Zombies 3 pre-Alpha now live (Source: Electronic Arts)

Plants vs Zombies 3 is now in pre-Alpha stage

Six years since the release of Plants vs Zombies 2 for phones and tablets, Plants vs Zombies 3 is now ready for Android users ready to take it for a spin in a very early stage. A pre-Alpha version has just surfaced on Google Play,...
Redmi 64 MP sample with Samsung GW1 camera (Source: Ice universe on Twitter)

Redmi's first 64 MP image sample looks impressive

With more than two weeks until the release of Samsung's next-gen flagships — which are also supposed to feature a 64 MP camera — Xiaomi's unveils the first 64 MP image sample taken using an upcoming Redmi device. The sensor used i...
The NumPad and Arrow keys of the Asus VivoBook S15 are smaller, spongier, and more cramped than the main QWERTY keys despite having adjacent extra space for larger key caps

Opinion | The small NumPad and Arrow keys on most laptops are a joke

If you rely on NumPad and Arrow keys, then you've probably already discovered that these keys are almost always smaller than the main QWERTY keys on most laptops. The resulting experience is noticeably spongier, more cramped, and ...
Jul 21
A look at the Pixel 4 next to its larger sibling. (Image source: OnLeaks & iGeeksBlog)

Pixel 4: Bezels, bezels and more bezels; Pixel 4 to have a sub-80% screen-to-body ratio, triple rear-facing cameras and no notch

The release of the Pixel 4 series is edging ever nearer, so cue yet more leaked renders. This time, OnLeaks has given us a look at the Pixel 4, the design of which has been affirmed by screen protector leaks. You better like bezel...
Intel wanted a greater than 2x transistor density for 10nm. (Source: Computerworld)

Intel admits over-ambition led to delays in 10nm chip production but feels Moore's Law is not dead yet

Intel CEO Bob Swan admitted that the company was over-ambitious in its quest to have more transistor density in 10nm than Moore's Law actually postulates. This led to delays in 10nm production and ultimately, the company lagged be...
The latest Huawei Mate 30 leak suggests a disappointing backward step in its design

The latest Huawei Mate 30 leak suggests a disappointing backward step in its design

The leaks that surround the Huawei Mate 30 line hint at a relatively novel conformation for its rear cameras. However, the latest such photo, allegedly linked to this series' non-Pro variant, shows no such development for its fron...
The Nokia 7.2 may look like this. (Source: NokiaPowerUser)

Nokia's "Daredevil" and "Star-Lord" now allegedly set for August launch

The Nokia rumor mill has generated details on 2 potentially upcoming phones: the 6.2 and 7.2. They are thought to have Marvel-inspired code-names and the circular rear camera module seen in an earlier leak. The latest indication i...
The Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: Daily Express)

Deal | Save US$300 on the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL

The Pixel 3 and 3 XL cost US$799 and US$899 at launch nine months ago. Both devices can now be had for much less, though—US$300 less, to be exact—and now offer more value than ever before to admirers of the Pixel series.
The ROG Phone 2 will likely be the first Snapdragon 855 Plus-powered phone. (Source: NDTV)

Details of the Asus ROG Phone 2 revealed - Most powerful Android phone at launch?

The launch of the second-generation Asus ROG gaming phone draws closer and details of the device have now been revealed. Notable takeaways include a humongous 5800 mAh battery, 120 Hz AMOLED display, and the new Snapdragon 855+.
The Pixel 3a XL has the same camera performance as the smaller Pixel 3a. (Source: T3)

DxOMark: The Pixel 3a's camera is just as good as that of the Pixel 3

The Pixel 3a's major selling point is its camera performance, as it was marketed as being on par with the more expensive, flagship Pixel 3 phones in that regards. Thankfully, DxOMark seems to agree.
One of the only laptops ever with Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics is on sale right now for $1300 (Image source: Amazon)

One of the only laptops ever with Radeon RX Vega 56 graphics is on sale right now for $1300

Performance will be just shy of a $2000 laptop with Intel Core i9 and RTX 2070 Max-Q graphics but for significantly less money. This 17.3-inch Acer Predator desktop replacement throws efficiency out the window for raw power.
The Dell XPS 15 7590. (Image source: Dell)

Dell is equipping the XPS 15 7590 with different heatsinks depending on the configuration you buy

Contrary to Dell's service manual, not all XPS 15 7590 machines come with the same heatsink. Only the Core i9 models appear to have full VRM cooling, with Dell equipping the other SKUs with a slightly lesser cooler. As its predece...
Jul 20
Tech journalists have noticed something unusual about the Galaxy S10 5G sold by Sprint. (Source: The Verge)

The Sprint Samsung Galaxy S10 5G may be bootloader-unlockable

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G sold by Sprint is reportedly the Exynos-powered variant of this phone, and not the Qualcomm Snapdragon variant that may be sold elsewhere in the United States. Therefore, the former may be OEM-unlockable,...
Updated HP Spectre x360 15 purportedly coming soon with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics (Source:

OLED HP Spectre x360 15 with GeForce GTX 1650 Max-Q graphics purportedly coming soon

Having a Max-Q GPU makes a lot of sense considering the form factor of the chassis. The quiet update also adds new 9th gen Core i7 CPU options and a 4K UHD OLED panel that will likely be the same Samsung panel as found on the curr...
Is this promotional poster for the UMIDIGI X real? (Source: GizmoChina)

UMIDIGI allegedly has a new triple-camera phone ready for launch

A leak pointing to a new mobile device with an in-display fingerprint scanner, a 4150mAh battery and rear triple cameras from UMIDIGI ha sprung online. As one of its cameras is allegedly a 48MP sensor, it is likely that this phone...
It seems HongMeng has less to do with phones than once thought. (Source: PC Tech Magazine)

HongMeng OS is not intended for phones: Huawei executive

Huawei has reportedly developed a whole new operating system known as HongMeng. It has been speculated that this software exists as a contingency for the OEM's uncertain position with respect to the use of Android. However, the co...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 WQHD Live Review: Still the reference among business laptops?

Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2019 WQHD Live Review: Still the reference among business laptops?

Even slimmer and lighter, but the keyboard takes a step in the wrong direction. The ThinkPad X1 Carbon is Lenovo's flagship business laptop and primarily convinced us with its portable chassis in recent years, without sacrificing ports or performance. The 7th generation is even more compact and gets new display options. Is the 2019 ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the WQHD screen as successful as the previous models or is the 2018 model the better choice? Update: Battery runtime, fan noise, temperatures
Intel Core i7-8665U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
The Eve V. (Source: Eve)

What really happened to the Eve V? Its manufacturer finally explains itself

The Eve V was once hailed as a 'Surface Pro killer', as it offered a worthy alternative to this 2-in-1 (on paper at least) at a low price compared to that of the Microsoft product. However, its manufacturer (also called Eve) ran i...
Some OnePlus users can now try out Android Q DP3. (Source: Android Developers)

OnePlus releases Android Q Developer Preview 3 for the 7 and 6 series

OnePlus has just posted download links for its latest Developer Preview (DP3) for the next upcoming major Android update. It contains the latest features of both this OS and OxygenOS, the OEM's custom skin for the same. This build...
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
Record numbers of iPhone users are switching to Android, study says. (Source: Apple)

iPhone loyalty drops to lowest level in years with 1-in-4 switching to Android

A new study suggests that iPhone loyalty is at an all-time low. According to BankMyCell, which tracks smartphone upgrades, iPhone users are switching in record numbers and they are largely turning to Samsung for their upgrade when...
Undervolting the XPS 15 7590's GPU might be needed to prevent throttling. (Source: Dell)

Redditor finds a solution to the Dell XPS 15 7590's GPU throttling issue

A Redditor has found that undervolting the GPU in the Dell XPS 15 7590 is necessary to prevent its throttling. The GTX 1650 in the latest XPS 15 is reported to throttle severely as soon as it hits 75 °C under load at the stock vol...
Take a slice of Pie for the LG V30. (Image source: Droid Life)

LG continues to leave the V30 out in the cold, but there is a flashable Beta version of Android 9.0 Pie if you are feeling brave

Android 9.0 Pie is here for the LG V30, sort of. The OS update has reared its head online as a Beta, just like the one for the G6 recently did. The upgrade process is not for the faint-hearted though and comes with some prerequisi...
The GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER does not offer a huge jump in performance over its predecessor. (Image source: NVIDIA)

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 SUPER falls well short of the RTX 2080 Ti in gaming and synthetic benchmarks; only just beats the RTX 2080

NVIDIA has discontinued the GeForce RTX 2080, having replaced it with its SUPER successor. However, some synthetic and gaming benchmarks show that the RTX 2080 SUPER offers hardly any performance improvements over its predecessor,...
Jul 19
The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro teaser. (Image source: Weibo)

Xiaomi Black Shark 2 Pro: The ASUS ROG Phone 2 and Nubia Red Magic 3 challenger is arriving July 30; Geekbench listing has it trailing the Galaxy Note 10

Xiaomi is following suit with ASUS and Nubia by refreshing its gaming smartphone this summer. The company has confirmed that it will unveil the Black Shark 2 Pro on July 30, but it is currently keeping other details close to its c...
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

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

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

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

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Benchmark list of all laptop graphics cards and their performance in real games. The list is divided in different settings and can be searched and restricted.
The Google Stadia controller will also have a 3.5mm jack. (Source: Latest World Trends)

Reddit AMA reveals more details on Google Stadia

Google's Director of Product for Stadia, Andrey Doronichev, completed an AMA on Reddit yesterday (July 18, 2019) to shed more light on the company's new streaming-based gaming platform. The executive took pains to liken it to Xbox...
Samsung Galaxy A80

87% Samsung Galaxy A80 Smartphone Review – A winner with a rotating camera?

Camera magic. 650 Euros (~$730) is a lot of money. With the Galaxy A80, Samsung delivers a high-end smartphone with a rotating camera and a front without a notch for this amount. Let's see whether the A80 offers sufficient value for the high price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 730 | Qualcomm Adreno 618 | 6.7" | 220 g
A comparison between the One Action and One Vision. (Source: 91Mobiles)

The Motorola One Action is now an Android Enterprise Recommended device

The One Action is now almost certainly Motorola's next Android One device. A phone of this name has reportedly been found on the Google databases that pertain to this program. Its entries appear to confirm a 21:9 aspect ratio and ...
The Ryzen 9 3900X offers a good scope for undervolting. (Source: PCWorld)

Undervolted AMD Ryzen 9 3900X shown be just 23% slower while drawing 36% less power at 1.00V Vcore

The AMD Ryzen 9 3900X was shown to suffer only a nominal performance hit while drawing significantly less power when undervolted to 1.00V. Interestingly, the clock speeds across all tested Vcore voltages remained the same at 4.2 G...
Huawei has suffered multiple blows over the past few months. (Source: Gizbot)

In spite of Trump's ban, Huawei is being touted to ship 260 million smartphone units this year

Huawei shipped close to 60 million smartphones units in the first quarter of the year but was hit with a trade ban by the US government that negatively influenced sales in Q2. Analysts expect the company to hit 260 million shipmen...
Since it already received the TENAA certification, Huawei's Mate X could launch this August, at least in China. (Source: Huawei)

TENAA certification reveals Huawei Mate X final specs, launch date imminent

Previously rescheduled for a September launch, the Mate X may end up launching this August, at least in China. This possibility is backed by the recent TENAA certification, which also reveals that the mate X will integrate an 8-in...
South Korea produces three quarters of the world's memory chip supply. (Source:

South Korea / Japan trade war could lead to DRAM memory price spikes

As the tensions between South Korea and Japan escalate, prices for NAND and DRAM chips are primed for substantial spikes over the remainder of 2019. In the past 2 weeks, prices already increased by 15% and the demand for DDR4 RAM ...


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