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Google Pay has gone dark. (Source: Google)

Google Pay gets dark mode in new update

Google's Pay app has a new update with a dark mode. This means it joins a group of additional Android services that have this new feature. The trend is being adopted in preparation for the next major upgrade for this mobile OS.
Password Leak Detection is a feature of Chrome 78. (Source: Google)

Chrome may soon be able to alert the user if their passwords have been stolen

Password Leak Detection is an experimental feature in Chrome 78. It checks a given password against public databases of data breaches, in case of its use in a known security incident. Should this test prove positive, Chrome then o...
This Redmi poster is also speculated to be a MIUI 11 teaser. (Source: Redmi)

Xiaomi may switch to MIUI 11 betas at end of August 2019

International betas of MIUI may have been terminated, but they are still going for Chinese users. Xiaomi has informed them that the last such preview build based on Android Pie (9.0) will be released on August 30, 2019. This sugge...
Qualcomm partners with OEMs for mobile data solutions. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm forges a new 3G/4G/5G patent license agreement with LG

LG Electronics (LGE) has formulated a new worldwide patent license to make single- or multi-mode devices that use 3G, 4G/LTE, 5G or all of these. Under this new agreement, LG can now develop and sell these components based on the ...
This is Android Q's official name. (Source: Google)

No sweets for Q: Google announces new naming scheme for future Android upgrades

Google has announced that the next major update for its mobile OS will be...Android 10. Simply Android 10. The "dessert" theme that has been in effect for the last decade is, therefore, no more, as the brand's styling goes in a di...
YouTube Music can now be used from within Waze. (Source: Google)

Waze adds YouTube Music integration to its Android/iOS app

The popular navigation aid Waze has had the ability to control the audio from several music streaming apps for some time. YouTube Music is the latest example of these. Users who subscribe to the Premium version of this service can...
Image via Twitter user @yosy1692

Apple accidentally rolls back security patch in iOS 12.4 update, making jailbreaking possible

An oversight by Apple caused an old security bug to be reintroduced with iOS 12.4. While the bug had been patched in iOS 12.3, the exploit is present in the latest operating system from Apple and can be used for jailbreaking on co...
The GST Gemini is basically a combo of two tablets that attach magnetically one to another. (Source: GST)

GST crowdfunds Gemini dual-touchscreen notebook

The GST Gemini is currently in production and is scheduled to ship into Indiegogo backers in March 2020. There are regular, as well as Pro versions with 13 and 15-inch sizes. The regular versions are powered by Intel's Core i5-835...
Tiger Lake will be Intel's first 10 nm U series processors. (Image source: FrAndroid)

Intel Tiger Lake U processor annihilates the Core i7-8665U and Ryzen 7 3700U in UserBenchmark, scores up to 13% more than the Core i9-9980HK in the process

Tiger Lake U is not expected to arrive until Q2 2021 at the earliest, but two listings have already appeared on UserBenchmark, and they put the current crop of mobile processors to shame. Tiger Lake U is likely to be Intel's first...
Google Play Books now has Beta Features. (Source: Google)

Google Play Books' first beta includes a Custom Shelf setting

For the first time in history, Google has prepared a beta for Play Books. One of its first additions is the option to create Custom Shelves. This, according to lead engineer Dan Kimberg, is a hotly-requested feature for this app.
Microsoft's Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 devices are suffering from severe CPU throttling. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft aware of severe throttling issue affecting Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 that leaves devices locked at just 400 MHz

Microsoft’s Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 models are suffering from severe throttling problems. The company is said to be aware of the issue and is preparing a firmware update to address the problem.
These products also include new Huawei or Honor speakers. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei and Honor certify a bumper crop of new devices and accessories

Huawei and Honor have gone to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) to register an impressive number of new wireless products. These certifications, which have all been granted today (August 15, 2019) cover obvious candidates...
The kickstand doubles as a handle for easy transportation. (Source:

CutiePi Raspberry Pi tablet to launch in late 2019

The tablet integrates an 8-inch touchscreen and is powered by a Compute Model 3 Lite carrier board coupled with 1 GB of RAM. It runs on a version of Raspbian specifically customized for touchscreen use and supports PIXEL apps thro...
Yahoo will reportedly sell Tumblr to Automattic Inc. (Source: Tumblr)

Tumblr is to be sold to the makers of WordPress

Tumblr is a blogging platform that has been part of Yahoo (or Oath, as it is now) since 2013. However, the parent company in this case - Verizon - has reportedly been trying to palm it off for some time. It has now successfully fo...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Live View superimposes AR directions on your phone screen. (Source: Google)

Google Maps AR navigation to hit non-Pixel phones soon

AR-assisted navigation is one of the most interesting - and possibly useful - aspects of the Google Maps app to be unveiled in recent years. Unfortunately, it was also introduced as a Pixel exclusive. Now, however, it may be avail...
A render based on the putative LG patent. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

LG may have patented a double-folding phone that is also portless

LG has allegedly patented a next-generation phone design in which the device in question has 3 separate segments that fold into a more conventional brick-like form factor. This is not completely unheard of; however, this patent al...
The AI-powered YI Home Camera 3. (Source: YI)

The latest YI home security camera has AI for smarter, more selective user alerts

The YI Home Camera 3 is an AI-powered security camera. It notifies the user about possible intrusions - however, it solves the problem of potentially indiscriminate, unnecessary messages by using its new software to judge which on...
Fanmade renders of a foldable iPhone. (Source: InsanerTech)

Analysts say foldable iPhones are in the works, but would not launch before 2021

Previously rumored to release some time in 2020, the foldable iPhones may not even be the first foldable devices to be released by Apple. According to a new UBS market analysis, Apple may first release folding iPads in 2021, and i...
This recent study may show where the game market will get to by the end of 2019. (Source: NewZoo)

An estimated US$150 billion will be spent on games in 2019

US$152.1 billion will be spent on gaming software this year, according to the latest research. This work also indicates that the console sector of the relevant market will grow by the most in 2019. However, the sector for mobile a...
Facebook has beaten other websites in terms of influencing purchases. (Source: The Manifest)

Facebook influences more consumers than any other social media platform

More social media users buy from brands they follow on Facebook compared to 7 other social networks studied, according to a new report. This is because social media has increased the ability of companies to reach out to consumers,...
The Switch's successor may get a better screen. (Source: Pocket-lint)

New Nintendo Switch screens may get a Sharp upgrade

Nintendo has reportedly picked up IGZO technology for its upcoming 2019 Switch models. This type of backing for IPS-LCD screens has resulted in positive reviews for other OEMs in the past, as it can conserve power while offering a...
Is LG getting ready to bore us or blow us away at IFA Berlin next month? (Source: LG)

LG teases dual-screen phone for IFA that could incorporate a futuristic translucent display panel

LG has unveiled an intriguing video teaser for a multi-screen smartphone set to be unveiled at IFA Berlin next month. The teaser shows a smartphone that can fold out to double its display size but could even offer a tertiary displ...
The NVIDIA SHIELD TV may be joined by new variants soon. (Source: Amazon)

A completely new NVIDIA SHIELD TV product may be in the works after all

2019 has already seen evidence that the SHIELD TV may be getting a new refresh - with the new Tegra X1 processor - soon. Now, a new FCC filing points to a wholly new device with this branding. This putative device has its own code...
Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019)

77% Amazon Fire 7 Kids Edition (2019) Review: Well-Padded Tablet for Kids

Rugged on the outside, Fire on the inside. Take Amazon's latest Fire 7 tablet, stick it in a rugged and colorful case, and voilà: a Fire 7 Kids Edition. Parents are not only going to benefit from Amazon's 2-year worry-free warranty but also from software specifically aimed at children of various ages. Let us find out what this means in detail.
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 7" | 456 g
A developer's ad on YouTube. (Source: Google)

Google extends the ability to advertise in YouTube searches to app developers

Google has announced that app developers will start seeing their ads in YouTube searches, as well as during video-streaming itself. In addition, developers can also now distribute their ads to Discover. This is the latest version ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q3 2019 update Here you will find the best tablets under 250 USD/Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
The Tiger Lake Y series will be 10 nm quad-core chips with just 5 W TDPs. (Image source: Techspot)

Intel Tiger Lake Y processor posts absurd UserBenchmark scores; Core i9-8950HK single-core performance on a 5 W chip?

A Tiger Lake Y series processor has appeared on UserBenchmark with some incredible benchmark results. The Ice Lake successor is 25% faster than the Ryzen 7 3750H in single and multi-core tasks while being 11% faster than the Core ...
The Galaxy Tab S6 fills a niche somewhere between the iPad Pro and Surface Pro. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 now official, Snapdragon 855, lots of RAM and new S-Pen

Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Tab S6, its latest attempt to stay in the tablet game by offering features that aim to deliver what the iPad Pro doesn’t. In doing so, it also includes some new features that will also he...
It is going to be a busy week for Samsung Galaxy launches. (Source: Samsung)

Galaxy Tab S6 and Watch Active 2 to launch on July 31 and August 5 respectively

Samsung’s Galaxy Note Unpacked event is coming up soon on August 7 but it looks like it will launch its next flagship Android tablet and Galaxy Watch Active sequel in between times. It has just dropped a new video teaser for the t...
An up-to-date render for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6. (Source: MySmartPrice)

More potential details on Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 leak out

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is rumored to be this OEM's next premium tablet. It is already projected to ship with the Snapdragon 855 SoC, 128 or 256 GB in onboard storage and fast charging. A new tweet posted by the renowned leaker ...
LG Arc and Folds trademarks spotted online (Source: LetsGoDigital)

LG files for "Folds" and "Arc" trademarks

While there is no official statement regarding LG's plans for foldable and bendable devices, at least they are going for two names. The South Korean OEM has recently filed for two new trademarks and none of them seems to bring any...
Alleged Google Pixelbook successor hits FCC

Google Atlas hits FCC, might be the Pixelbook 2

The Google device codenamed "Atlas" has just surfaced in an FCC listing. If the rumor turns out to be true, this portable made by Quanta Computer Inc. will soon hit the market as the Pixelbook 2. Unfortunately, the aforementioned ...
Dish will be able to call itself a major carrier after the T-Mobile/Sprint merger. (Source: Dish)

US Department of Justice approves T-Mobile/Sprint merger

T-Mobile and Sprint have been granted the license to amalgamate into 1 company. This move by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is effectively the final hurdle to the carriers' long-planned merger. They do so under the condition t...
This screenshot from Apple's website is starting to have a different ring about it. (Source: Apple)

Apple caught in Siri privacy scandal, issues a statement trying to downplay its severity

Apple has been caught in a fresh privacy scandal as first reported by The Guardian. According to an Apple contractor, Apple just like Google and Amazon have been busted doing, uses contractors to analyze and assess the accuracy of...
The TicPods Free. (Source: Buzz This Viral)

Deal | Mobvoi is offering TicPods Free at US$30 right now

The TicPods Free are some of the most prominent AirPod alternatives out there. They are made by Mobvoi, also known for the Ticwatch Pro. This OEM is selling their wireless earbuds at US$99.99, or $30 less than their recommended pr...
Netflix has a new deal for its Indian customers. (Source: Netflix)

Netflix launches mobile-only plan in India for equivalent of US$2.90 per month

Netflix has announced a new price-tier for its subscription plans in the Indian market. It goes for just INR 199 (about US$2.88) per month. For this, the user can only use the app on 1 device, which could be either a smartphone or...
The new redesigned Fold is in the foreground in this image. (Source: Samsung)

Revised Samsung Galaxy Fold will officially relaunch in September for US$1,980

After keeping us waiting for 69 days after it was originally due to launch, Samsung has finally revealed that the Galaxy Fold will go on sale in September. The device will still retail for the originally advertised price of US$1,9...
Gallery Go now available as a light Google Photos replacement with offline capabilities (Source: Google Play)

Google Photos gets lighter as Gallery Go — an Android Go app designed for offline use

Gallery Go was introduced earlier today during a special event held by Google Nigeria. This app is optimized for Android Go devices and focuses on offline capabilities while offering some machine learning-based capabilities alread...
Intel's Comet Lake is a successor to Coffee Lake and Whiskey Lake. (Image source: eTeknix)

Mysterious 10510Y processor pops up on 3DMark

There has been mention of a 10510Y processor in a 3DMark record, according to noted database miner Tum Apisak. Although details about the chip are currently scant, the tipster did add that the CPU had been measured running at a cl...
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 IP camera market may grow to a multi-billion-dollar worth in the next decade. (Source: Alert Watch)

The IP camera market is now projected to be worth approximately US$20 billion in 6 years

Internet-protocol (or IP) cameras shipments are thought to grow to over 100 million by 2025, or 20% more than there are now. These projections are part of newly-published research on the IP surveillance market. It is thought to be...
The Samsung Galaxy Fold may be ready for its 2nd launch event. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold is reportedly "good to go", according to expert Korean testers

A Korean tech news site claims that the Galaxy Fold has passed testing by a group of "professionals and professors" at 2 prominent universities in the country. Reportedly, this assessment was the flexible Samsung device's final st...
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 looks like a Microsoft Surface with its new keyboad cover attached. (Source: Android Headlines)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 press renders surface, reveals first keyboard cover with integrated trackpad

Samsung’s next flagship Android tablet the Galaxy Tab S6 has surfaced in press renders that include its all-new keyboard cover for the first time. Like Apple’s new iPad, the tablet looks set up to be able to charge its S-Pen wirel...
Opensignal's latest carrier rankings in important dimensions of 4G service. (Source: Opensignal)

T-Mobile has the fastest 4G in the US, although Verizon has the best coverage: latest research

The latest study from the cellular-data research body Opensignal reports that Verizon has the most widespread 4G services in the US (at 94.8% coverage). However, T-Mobile was associated with the best upload and download experience...
Amazon Fire 7 (2019)

78% Amazon Fire 7 (2019) Review: A small update for the affordable tablet

Affordable and made for simple needs. After two years Amazon has given its Fire 7 a small hardware update. Not only the SoC has been improved; the manufacturer has also jazzed up the front camera. But buyers shouldn't expect too much. Find out how the Amazon Fire (2019) fares among its competition in our review.
MediaTek MT8163 V/B 1.3 GHz | ARM Mali-T720 MP2 | 7" | 286 g
Huawei seems to have no end of ideas for new OS names. (Source: Cnet)

Huawei allegedly trademarks yet another new OS name

Huawei is now linked to multiple different possible names for its well-publicized in-house OS, which may replace Android on its phones in the near future. A new possible leak has turned up another new such term for this system: Ha...
Does Google Home eavesdrop? A Belgian news report suggests that it does. (Source: Pocket-lint)

Google Assistant-enabled devices allegedly found to listen in on users

The Belgian news outlet VRT NWS claims to have gained access to audio recordings made as a result of Google Assistant 'listening' to user speech or activity. The recordings were leaked to VRT by a Google subcontractor. This appare...
The Galaxy Note 10 is scheduled for an August 7 official reveal. (Source: MSPowerUser)

Leak reveals Galaxy Note 10 launch prices

The Galaxy Note 10 is rumored to come in regular and Pro / Plus flavors, each with several storage options and 5G or non-5G variants. Leaked launch prices coming from German distributors reveal that the 256 GB version of the regul...
The standard iPad could get a look similar to the 10.5-inch iPad Air. (Source: Apple)

New iPads inbound suggests latest filings

Two new Eurasia Economic Commission filings by Apple show that the Cupertino giant is prepping five new iPads. Among these is thought to be the rumored 10.2-inch replacement for the ageing entry-level 9.7-inch iPad design.


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