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Aug 18
PNY accidentally revealed its GeForce RTX 2080 Ti XLR8 OC Edition GPU. (Source: Videocardz)

PNY lists the XLR8 RTX 2080 Ti OC Edition at US$1,000

PNY has leaked specs and pricing information for the upcoming NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 2080 Ti is listed at US$1,000 while the RTX 2080 is at US$800. The listed prices, however, seem to be placeholders and ...
OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October (Image source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6T purportedly coming to T-Mobile this October

In a direct blow to Huawei, Xiaomi, and ZTE, OnePlus could get the backing and marketing resources from one of the largest carriers in the United States for its upcoming flagship smartphone. Rumors are pointing towards a launch pr...
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Workstation Laptops

August 2018 update. Top 10 Workstation laptops with professional graphics cards reviewed by Notebookcheck
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Notebookcheck's Top 10 Premium Office/Business Laptops

August 2018 update. Here you will find the best office laptops and business notebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Aug 17
Looks like MSI is ready to launch its RTX 2080 Ti variant with tri-fan design and RGB lights. (Source: Videocardz)

Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti GPU launching together with RTX 2070/2080

The Ti versions for Nvidia's mid-high and high-end GPUs usually arrive around 9 to 12 months after the launch of the original wave, but this time around, it seems like Nvidia is ready to launch the Ti version of the high-end card ...
First step is to rival AMD's and Intel's ULV CPUs, then ARM may very well try its hand at desktop processors. (Source: ARM)

ARM planning to release Deimos and Hercules laptop ULV CPUs in 2019-2020

Since the Windows on ARM initiative did not impress too much with this year's Snapdragon-powered laptops, ARM is willing to take matters into its own hands and release CPUs specifically designed for ultrabooks and compact laptops....
Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

84% Dell Precision 3530 (Xeon E-2176M, Quadro P600) Workstation Review

Can't take the heat. The Precision 3530 is the latest entry-level workstation from Dell. Powered by an Nvidia Quadro P600 and a new Xeon CPU from Intel, the Precision 3530 is a capable machine. Heat management and fan noise leave quite a bit to be desired, however.
Intel Xeon E-2176M | NVIDIA Quadro P600 | 15.6" | 2.3 kg
Doogee S55

76% Doogee S55 Smartphone Review

Iron Soldier. With its bulky aluminum case, the Doogee S55 promises to be an ultimate outdoor smartphone. We clarify in our test, whether the Chinese smartphone with its 5500-mAh battery can offer more than just a long battery life and a sturdy design.
Mediatek MT6750 | ARM Mali-T860 MP2 | 5.5" | 265 g
Knight's Landing was Intel's first successful discrete GPU architecture, however it failed to gain much traction in the market. (Source: PCWorld)

Intel teases new discrete graphics card

Just two days after Nvidia announces its Turing architecture, Intel has begun to tease its discrete GPU products. Intel has released a trailer intended to garner much hype, but does Intel even stand a chance against RTG and Nvidia...
Huawei Mate 10 Pro. (Source: AnandTech)

Update | Details of the Huawei Mate 20, Mate 20 Pro, and Mate 20 Lite revealed in full

Details of Huawei's upcoming Mate trio of devices have surfaced, showing devices with five cameras, wireless charging, and huge batteries.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 expected to outsell its predecessor

Market analysts claimed sales of the Samsung Galaxy S9 was one of the worst ever in the series but Samsung has other ideas, and also believes the new Note 9 will outsell the Note 8.
The Mi Mix 2. (Source: WCCFTech)

Mi Mix 3 could be coming next month with some of the slimmest bezels the world has ever seen

Word of the Mi Mix 3 has been scarce but there's a chance we get it sometime next month. There's also been word of another Snapdragon 710-powered Xiaomi device in the works.
Leaked press render of BlackBerry KEY2 LE in blue (Source: Nieuwemobiel)

BlackBerry KEY2 LE shows up in blue

A fresh exclusive report shows the upcoming BlackBerry KEY2 LE in blue/blue black and reiterates the specs mentioned by the latest rumors: Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 processor, 2 GB of memory, 32 GB or 64 GB internal storage, 13 MP +...
Huawei officially announces 7 nm Kirin 980 will debut in Mate 20 this October

Huawei officially announces 7 nm Kirin 980 will debut in Mate 20 this October

Huawei's latest silicon, the Kirin 980, will debut this October in the Mate 20, according to a press release obtained by Android Authority. The SoC will be the world's first commercially-available piece of silicon based on a 7 nm ...
HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

90% HP EliteBook x360 1030 G3 (i5-8250U. FHD) Convertible Review

Spectre in disguse. The latest model in the super-sleek EliteBook x360 series manages to be even smaller than last year's model. A few features had to be cut, but we think it's well worth the sacrifice for on-the-go business users.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Is Apple finally bringing stylus support to the iPhone? (Source: Daily Express)

Apple again rumored to be adding Pencil support to 2018 iPhones

A fresh rumor suggests that Apple could be adding Pencil support to its 2018 iPhones. The addition would give the iPhone the direct ability to compete with the just-launched Galaxy Note range, in addition to differentiating it fro...
Image source: The Age (Artist: Matt Golding)

An Australian teenager hacked into Apple's secure network and stole 90 GB of data

A Melbourne, Australia based teenager was able to remotely hack and access some of Apple's secure servers for over a year, downloading over 90 GB of secure files and customer information. Using hacking software to obtain authorize...
Aug 16
CI Games announces Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, launch scheduled for 2019 (Source: CI Games)

CI Games announces Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, launch set for 2019

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is the next game in the popular tactical shooter series by CI Games that has just been confirmed to arrive on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2019. This new title is set in the Siberian wilderness...
Image source: iOS App Store

PUBG Mobile hits 100 million downloads (and that's only in Western markets)

PUBG Mobile crossed 100 million downloads this month, cementing it as one of the most popular Battle Royales for smartphones and tablets. Despite its success, it still trails behind Fortnite, which hit 100 million downloads last m...
Sony H4493/Xperia XA3 with Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor on Geekbench (Source: Geekbench Browser)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 660-powered Sony Xperia XA3 hits Geekbench

Although the Sony Xperia XA2 arrived in January 2018, it seems that its successor will hit the market before the end of the year. A handset that is rumored to be the upcoming Xperia XA3 was recently spotted on Geekbench as the Qua...
Blizzard was most likely going to reveal the Switch version of Diablo 3 at Blizz Con, but the guys over at Forbes got a bit ahead of themselves and spilled the beans too early. (Source: WCCFTech)

Diablo 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Blizzard was most likely planning to reveal the Switch version of Diablo 3 at Blizz Con this November, but the overzealous Forbes editors wanted to share the news way to early. Of course, Forbes already deleted the article, but it...
The freshly certified Honor ARE-AL00 could end up being marketed as the Honor 8X or a Max version for the Honor 8 successor. (Source: GSMArena)

Upcoming Honor mid-ranger specs leaked by TENNA

An Honor model codenamed ARE-AL00 just got its TENNA certification, and the leaked specs point towards a possible next gen Max version of the Honor 8. Powered by the Kirin 710 SoC coupled with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, the new m...
Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Want to see a laptop with 12 cores and over 20 TB of internal storage? Eurocom can make it possible if enough users show interest. The reseller is collecting data to see how it can best approach building its next generation of gam...
Huawei has issued a message on a Facebook fan page that may target the Galaxy Note 9. (Source: Huawei)

New Huawei Facebook ad does a Samsung - to Samsung

A recently-released piece of marketing by Huawei Taiwan appears to take the same approach with which Samsung have targeted Apple in the past. The apparently jokey image and text may make fun of the "innovation" involved in the des...
Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro

84% Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro (Mi A2 Lite) Smartphone Review

Notch here, notch there – notch everywhere. With Xiaomi's Redmi series, last year's "innovation" from Cupertino has reached the low-priced midrange smartphone market. The Redmi 6 delivers an outstanding performance in addition to – or perhaps despite – the notch in the upper third of the display. Our detailed review includes more information about the Xiaomi smartphone's performance and answers the question whether an import of this midrange smartphone is worth the effort.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 | Qualcomm Adreno 506 | 5.84" | 178 g

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

ZEN 16 cores @ 3400 - 4200 MHz 14nm

AMD Ryzen 3 PRO 2200U SoC

Zen x86 2 cores @ 2500 - 3400 MHz 14nm
The Asus Strix Scar II GL704 — finally, a 17-inch laptop with narrow bezels

Gamescom 2018 | The Asus Strix Scar II GL704 — finally, a 17-inch laptop with narrow bezels

There have been no notebooks with both narrow bezels and 144 Hz panels until now. Asus has teamed up with AU Optronics to develop a 17.3-inch 144 Hz/3 ms panel made specifically for gaming and the narrow-bezel GL704 will be the fi...
Next generation Asus Zephyrus S GX531 will be even thinner than the Razer Blade 15

Gamescom 2018 | Next generation Asus Zephyrus S GX531 will be even thinner than the Razer Blade 15

The new "thinnest gaming laptop in the world" is just 15.75 mm thick at its thickest point to be even thinner than last year's ROG GX501. The GX531 introduces narrow bezels and 144 Hz displays to the Zephyrus family with plenty of...

AMD Ryzen 7 PRO 2700U SoC

Zen x86 4 cores @ 2200 - 3800 MHz 14nm

AMD Ryzen 5 PRO 2500U SoC - Benchmarks and Specs

Zen x86 4 cores @ 2000 - 3600 MHz 14nm
The Google Pixelbook could be dual-booting Windows 10 soon. (Source: Google)

Chromebooks likely to get Windows dual-boot support, but it might not be feasible for many devices

Earlier this year code commits showed up in ChromeOS that showed Google was adding support for 'AltOS.' New commits now show that the alternative operating system is likely to be Windows 10, but feasibility for the average Chromeb...
Google wants increased market coverage of enterprise data needs. (Source: Google)

Edge TPUs revealed as the future of AI for Google at Next 2018

Google is aiming to bring its Cloud platform and AI solutions to the forefront of enterprise-level computing. The company outlined its plans to do so at its relevant Next '18 event in San Francisco this year. The Edge TPU, which c...
Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Get $20 to $100 off from these select HP, Lenovo, and MSI laptops

Our coupon codes will trim a bit off these popular models when ordered from the online retailer Computer Upgrade King. Our list will only expand as more systems are launched and reviewed. CUKUSA is a partner for a number of notebo...
Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad P52 (i7, P1000, FHD) Workstation Review

Traditional powerhouse. Despite the media attention stylish ultrabook workstations such as Dell's XPS 15 receive, traditional portable workstations like the Lenovo ThinkPad P52 are still the backbone of the workstation market. How well does the latest release of Lenovo's conventional ThinkPad powerhouse do? Find out in our extensive review!
Intel Core i7-8750H | NVIDIA Quadro P1000 | 15.6" | 2.6 kg
Aug 15
Uber may be headed for trouble if expenses continue to climb. (Image source: stock w/edits, Uber logo via Uber)

Despite earning $2.8 billion in revenue, Uber bleeds $891 million in net losses

Uber lost a net $891 million this quarter as it continues to aggressively invest in new ventures and technologies. Despite bringing in almost $3 billion, the company hemorrhaged cash as it acquired new companies, started new lines...
The A7R III from Sony is one of the most popular full-frame cameras in North America. (Image source: Sony)

Sony is now the leading full-frame camera brand in the United States, deposing Canon

Sony has dethroned Canon as the leading US retailer of full-frame cameras. The milestone will be celebrated with a new "Be Alpha" campaign, which will focus on connecting creatives across North America via social media and pop-up ...
Image source: Motorola

Motorola releases list of phones getting updated to Android 9.0 Pie

Motorola just released their list of phones with a planned update for Android 9.0 Pie. However, the Moto G5 and Moto E4 lines, both of which were incredibly popular last year, are conspicuously absent. On top of that, there is no ...
The RTX 2080 founders' edition is rumored to come with a dual-cooler setup. (Source: Videocardz)

Alleged Nvidia RTX 2080 GPU spotted in Ashes of the Singularity benchmark

Only one week away from the official announcement of the next gen gaming GPUs powered by the Turing architecture, and the leaked benchmarks are already starting to pop up on the Internet. This time it looks like an alleged RTX 208...
Wiko View Lite

79% Wiko View Lite Smartphone Review

Worry stone. The Wiko View Lite features an ergonomic design and is well-suited for small hands, thanks to its small size. In this review, we examine the performance of the View Lite and compare it to the competition.
Mediatek MT6739 | PowerVR GE8100 | 5.45" | 147 g
Serious overclockers always use copious amounts of liquid nitrogen. (Source: HWBot)

AMD's Threadripper 2990WX overclocked to 6 GHz across all cores with LN2

The Threadripper 2990WX was already pushed to 5.4 GHz last week, but it looks like there is room for more overclocking when enough liquid nitrogen is used. Overclocker Ivan Cupa managed to get all 32 cores of the 2990WX model runn...
The Asus Zenfone 5Z. (Source: CNET)

Update | One of the best value flagships on the market, the Asus Zenfone 5Z, is coming to the US on August 13

Asus' main flagship for the year, the Zenfone 5Z is finally making it over to the US. While currently unavailable, it's said to be on pre-order at the moment and will go on sale on August 13 with a bargain price tag of US$499.
The OPPO F9. (Source: Mysmartprice)

OPPO launches the new OPPO F9 with a dashing notch

OPPO has unveiled its new F9 sub-premium device. The F9 is a solid offering on paper, and continues the new trend of innovative design factors with one of the best notch implementations we've ever seen.
Three new devices. (Source: Mysmartprice)

Motorola launches the Moto P30, Moto E5 Plus, and Z3

Motorola has launched three new devices in China. The E5 Plus and Z3 are known quantities, so the main arrival is the Snapdragon 636-powered Moto P30.
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Xiaomi launches the Android One Mi A2 for the Indian market

Xiaomi released the Mi A2 in India last week, with the device being, for the most part, an Android One rebrand of the Mi 6X. It also fails at being a worthy successor to the popular last-gen Mi A1.
The Apple Car could be a reality by 2023. (Source: 9to5Mac)

Kuo: Make way for the Apple Car in 2023

Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes Apple's next trillion dollars could come from its services business, AR glass, and Apple Car. The Apple Car is expected to launch sometime between 2023 to 2025 and will be positioned as the 'nex...
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Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Android tablet to get a Plus sibling

Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus coming with 4 GB RAM and up to 128 GB storage

Although it will use the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor as the regular Mi Pad 4, the upcoming Xiaomi Mi Pad 4 Plus is expected to come with a larger display and a higher-capacity battery. Rumored to arrive in black or gold...
Linux seems to do a better job of scaling up to the Threadripper 2990WX's 32 cores. (Source: Engadget)

The AMD Threadripper 2990WX shows even higher numbers when benchmarked on Linux

Phoronix has done a performance comparison of the AMD Threadripper 2990WX in Windows 10 Pro and Linux and the results show Threadripper numbers significantly lower under Windows 10 Pro than in Linux. In some tests such as 7-Zip Co...
US President Donald Trump signs bill that bans ZTE and Huawei hardware from governmental use August 2018

No Huawei and ZTE handsets for the US government, decides President Trump

Although ZTE can sell its products to the civilian consumers all over the US, a recent bill that was signed by Donal Trump bans the government use of any device made by the Chinese brand due to security issues. Even more, this bil...
Crosscall Action-X3

80% Crosscall Action-X3 Smartphone Review

Aaaand... action! The Crosscall Action-X3 smartphone is supposed to convince outdoor buffs, not movie enthusiasts. As a matter of fact, this might work out thanks to an extensive number of accessories and carefully considered features.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 (MSM8937) | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 5" | 213 g

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