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The Reolink Go wireless security camera. (Source: Reolink)

The Reolink Go wireless 4G LTE security camera is now available worldwide

The Reolink Go is a possibly worthwhile innovation in the security-cam industry: it is a truly stand-alone product that does not require external power or cables of any sort. Therefore, it can be installed so as to surveil anythin...
WeChat Pay is enhancing its operations in Europe. (Source: WeChat)

WeChat's cross-border payments business plans to break into Europe

WeChat claims to have over 1.1 billion users per month, 800 million of who also use WeChat Pay. Now, the company intends to make the use of this aspect of the service easier to use abroad. This involves improving on its existing p...
The Microsoft Surface Pro 6 has a sturdy design. (Image source: Microsoft)

Microsoft to offer new i5-powered Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2 models with more RAM

A large electronics retailer has apparently accidentally revealed two new SKUs for Microsoft’s popular Surface range. The models involved are variants of the Surface Pro 6 and Surface Book 2. It appears the Redmond-based tech gian...
Micro- and mini-LEDs may be the future of lighting. (Source: IEEE Spectrum)

The mini- and micro-LED market set to grow by at least 100% over next 5 years

Micro- and mini-LEDs may make up the next generation of high-end displays after AMOLED. At present, however, they are more of a niche-application product. However, new research indicates that their market will grow to be worth US$...
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Lenovo has taken the covers off a stunning foldable PC prototype currently targeted for launch in 2020. (Source: Lenovo)

Lenovo reveals prototype foldable ThinkPad X1 laptop

Lenovo has revealed what it is calling the “world’s first foldable PC” at its Accelerate 19 conference in Orlando, Florida. Currently in prototype, the device may form part of Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 family should the Chinese PC make...
Google has started to openly talk about the hidden desktop mode in the Android Q beta. (Source: Google)

Google drip feeds a few details about the hidden desktop mode in Android Q

Google has started to spill some of the details about its new desktop mode previously spotted hidden within the Android Q beta. At developer talk, Google revealed it is actively working on the functionality and is also encouraging...
Google Fuchsia OS is indeed a thing, but may not be the future after all. (Source: Dignited)

Fuchsia OS officially exists, but not as you may think

Google's head and director of its Android and Chrome division took part in a media outlet's podcast during the I/O event this year. In the course of the interview in question, the two executives confirmed openly for the first time...
The CCI has launched a probe into Google and its position in a relevant market. (Source: CCI)

Indian Competition Commission launches investigation into Google's effect on the mobile device market

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has reportedly launched a full-scale probe into Google's business practices. It is doing so based on allegations of anti-trust behaviors on the part of the Mountain View giant. Should the ...
The earphones and headphones market will remain healthy into the next decade. (Source:

The US earphone/headphone market will be worth US$9 billion in 5 years

Earphones and headphone sales drive a healthy market in the United States. The market analysis firm ReportBuyer estimates that it will grow at a compound rate of over 12% until it is worth approximately US$9 billion in 2024. The p...
Business in the front: Janus Android tablet has E Ink on one side, color LCD on the other

Business in the front: Janus Android tablet has E Ink on one side, color LCD on the other

The Eewrite Janus is a dual-screen Android tablet. Taking after the Roman deity with which it shares a name, the Janus sports a high-resolution LCD panel on one side and a Carta E Ink display on the other. According to the pre-ord...
The Skullcandy Indy earbuds. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases Indy, its latest truly wireless earbuds

The popular audio company Skullcandy has unveiled Indy, a pair of truly wireless earbuds aimed at those wishing to get into this product category at a decent price. They offer IP55 ingress protection, Bluetooth 5.0 and a combined ...
The wireless charging pad now subject to a recall may look like this. (Source: USCPSC)

US consumer safety body orders recall of a wireless charging pad

The US Consumer Product Safety Commission has ordered the recall of a wireless charging pad sold by the company Imagine Nation Books due to a burn hazard. This order affects about 64,000 of these products circulating in the countr...
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Convertibles (2-in-1 Tablets)

May 2019 Update. Here is the current list of Notebookcheck's top-ranked 2-in-1 Windows tablets with attachable or detachable keyboards. This list is reviewed on a regular basis, checked by our editors and updated if needed. It is designed to help our readers with their purchase decisions.
The Anker PowerPort+ Atom III 2-port charger. (Source: Anker)

Anker claims its new PowerIQ 3.0 technology is compatible with 100W charging

Anker has released details on its new PowerIQ chips to control its upcoming charging accessories. The OEM asserts that they are compatible with QuickCharge 3.0 and PowerDelivery (PD) platforms that charge at up to 100 watts (W). H...
A render outlining the newly-discovered Huawei patent. (Source: TigerMobiles)

Huawei patents a new kind of notch-killer

The display notch has become one of the biggest polarizing factors in the smartphone industry. It has also resulted in a number of design tweaks to avoid it while maximizing screen real-estate. Huawei has patented an innovative fo...
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is set to get a relaunch date in the next couple of days. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Fold relaunch date imminent

Samsung’s troubled Galaxy Fold looks set to get an official relaunch date in the couple of days, according to Co-CEO DJ Koh. Koh heads up Samsung’s mobile division and says that the company has investigated the issue and appears t...
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

May 2019 update Here you will find the current best tablets 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.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q2 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.
Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

May 2019 Update. Here you will find the best convertibles for pen/stylus inputs 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.
The Huawei Mediapad line may just be due for a refresh. (Source: Currys)

Dubious yet highly-detailed new leak hints at Kirin 980-powered tablets

XDA's editor-in-chief, Mishaal Rahman, claims to have a source who has given him information on a range of upcoming devices with Huawei's Kirin 980 processor. Some of them are alleged to have screens measuring 8.4 and 10.7 inches.
Windows 10 1809 has a new patch. (Source: WCCFTech)

Microsoft releases new patch for Windows 10 1809

The next Windows 10 update, May 2019 (or 1903) is becoming available via early-access programs run by its maker. However, Microsoft is also still maintaining the current general build, 1809. This version of the OS now has a new pa...
Logo via IBM.

THINK: A brief history of ThinkPads, from IBM to Lenovo

The ThinkPad line is one of the most renowned device families in the laptop world. Ever since its inception under IBM in 1992, the ThinkPad brand has seen its fair share of successes and failures. In this overview, we will take a brief look at the history of the storied brand.
Galaxy Tab S5e users are complaining of Wi-Fi signal attenuation issues cause when holding the device in a certain way. (Source: David Warner)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e users report Wi-Fi-related hardware concerns

In an issue reminiscent of Apple’s iPhone 4 ‘Antennagate’ woes, it appears that Samsung’s flashy new Galaxy Tab S5e is suffering from Wi-Fi signal attenuation issues when users place their hand in a certain position on the device....
Project xCloud allows users to hook mobile devices to Bluetooth controllers, but Microsoft is also offering custom touch-based control support. (Source: Gamepur)

Microsoft's Project xCloud game streaming service inches closer to public testing

Xbox chief Phil Spencer announced that Project xCloud has already entered the "take Home" stage, so more Xbox employees can test the game streaming service. Public testing for this service should become available some time after E...
VAIO A12 (Core i7-8500Y, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

84% VAIO A12 (Core i7-8500Y, 16 GB RAM, 512 GB SSD, FHD) Convertible Review

Way too expensive! VAIO, the former PC division of Sony, is back to disrupt the market, or at least attempt to do so. One of its comeback devices is the VAIO A12, a 12.5-inch convertible that may have a tough time justifying its lofty price. Read on to find out how the A12 performs in our tests and whether it can trouble other 12.5-inch 2-in-1s such as the Surface Pro.
Update: Weight error fixed.
Intel Core i7-8500Y | Intel UHD Graphics 615 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
HP TouchPad: What is dead may never die. (Source: Amazon)

New wine in old bottle: The good ol' HP TouchPad gets a working Android 9 Pie custom ROM

AOSP-based Android 9 Pie ROMs are now available for the eight-year old HP TouchPad thanks to the efforts of the custom ROM community. The HP TouchPad, abandoned soon after release, originally ran webOS but was quickly adopted by e...
Chuwi Hi10 Air (Atom x5-Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC) Convertible Review

79% Chuwi Hi10 Air (Atom x5-Z8350, 4 GB RAM, 64 GB eMMC) Convertible Review

Tablet recycling? Chinese devices tend to be cheaper than their more established competitors and are generally catching up on quality too. The Chuwi Hi10 Air is certainly cheap but is basically the same device as the Hi10 Pro, which is almost three years old. Nevertheless, a €200 (~US$223) convertible could still be a bargain and is worth a look regardless, even if some of its components are now a few years old. Read on to find out how the Hi10 Air performs in our tests and how it fares against its competitors.
Intel Atom x5-Z8350 | Intel HD Graphics (Cherry Trail) | 10.1" | 1.1 kg
The classic Legend of Zelda title is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. (Source: Engadget)

Nintendo financial report confirms new Pokemon and Zelda titles in 2019

Nintendo's latest earnings report covers the years ending March 2018 and 2019. They show generally positive results, including a 13.7% year-on-year increase in net sales. The text of this report also states that the release of Pok...
Gone but not forgotten: iFixit's teardown of the Galaxy Fold is still viewable online (Image source: iFixit)

How Orwellian: Samsung pressures iFixit to withdraw its Galaxy Fold teardown

Samsung PR is in overdrive. After delaying the public release of the Galaxy Fold following reports of numerous display issues, the company is now doing its best to shut down any negative press about the foldable smartphone.
Apple iPad Mini 5 2019

92% Apple iPad mini 5 Tablet Review

Great size. The 5th generation iPad mini combines a well-known design with modern hardware. In addition to a Retina display with True Tone technology it also supports the Apple Pencil. Find out what else you can expect from this latest iPad mini iteration and what parts Apple left unchanged in our review.
Apple A12 Bionic | Apple A12 Bionic GPU | 7.9" | 300 g
Do you have one of these? If so, stop using it immediately. (Image source: Apple)

Dangerous fruit: Apple recalls specific wall plugs over electric shock risk

Did you buy a Mac, iOS device or the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit between 2003 and 2010? If you did, chances are that you received a wall plug too. Turns out that the three-prong adapters sold in certain countries during that pe...
Microsoft's Surface hardware is continuing to gain market traction. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft Surface sales jump 21 percent

Microsoft’s Surface sales are up 21 percent in strong signs that its bet on hardware is starting to pay off. It is now the seventh quarter in a row that its Surface sales have topped US$1 billion.
Huawei slashing prices on MateBook X Pro, MediaPad M5 lite, Watch, and Band products (Source: Huawei)

Deal | Huawei slashing prices on MateBook X Pro, MediaPad M5 lite, Watch, and Band products

Update: New table included summarizing the deals involved. The price cuts are relatively minor at just $5 to $20 for the smartwatches and tablets while the MateBook X Pro laptop gets a permanent and more attractive $150 to $200 sa...
The Nintendo Switch's 'economy' model could be released in June 2019. (Source: Nintendo)

New cheaper Nintendo Switch now rumored to launch in June 2019

It has been projected that Nintendo is preparing 2 new versions of its latest console this year. One of them, a 'budget' model, has been slated for a release in 2 months in a new Bloomberg report. It also states that the other 2nd...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
This familiar old interface isn't going anywhere after all. (Source: Softonic)

MS Paint has been spared discontinuation (again)

Microsoft had announced a plan to finally put the legacy app Paint to rest in future versions of Windows. However, as with the last time the company tried this, it was met with user pressure to retain the beloved old drawing utili...
NVIDIA Shield Tablet LTE might get a 2-in-1 sucessor with desktop mode (Source: Swedroid)

Next-gen NVIDIA Shield convertible could feature a desktop mode

By analyzing the latest Shield Experience software, the XDA Developers team has discovered that a new desktop-mode software feature is in the works alongside what appears to be a new hardware product. Codenamed "mystique," this de...
The iPad Pro could be taken more seriously as a laptop alternative soon. (Source:

iPads may finally gain mouse support with iOS 13

The tech leaker Stephen Troughton-Smith has supported a rumor that an iPad will gain the ability to pair properly with a mouse with the next iOS update. This new feature will allegedly be a new accessibility option in the new upgr...
Samsung Galaxy View 2 Android tablet (Source: SamMobile)

Samsung Galaxy View 2 surfaces online with a hinged stand, 17.5-inch display

The second iteration of Samsung's large-screen Android tablet for media consumption that will come to AT&T in the US has just been spotted online and it sports a few noticeable changes. The Galaxy View 2 has a 17.5-inch display — ...
The launch of the Samsung Galaxy Fold has been officially postponed. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung postpones the launch of the Galaxy Fold

Samsung has announced that it is delaying the launch of the Galaxy Fold. The decision was made following issues experienced with the display by reviewers through a combination of mishandling and potential engineering concerns.
WhatsApp may change its emojis soon. (Source: WABetaInfo)

WhatsApp to update its current set of emoji stickers; is working on animated ones, too

WhatsApp is reportedly working on animated stickers in its latest betas. This enables a user to superimpose a a moving piece of art (e.g. a drawing or character) on a message. A blog has also apparently found that the app is going...
Samsung has postponed the launch of the Galaxy Fold in China. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung has postponed the launch of the Galaxy Fold in China

Samsung is reported to have postponed the launch of the Galaxy Fold in China. The Chinese launch was to take place at two separate venues, one in Hong Kong and the other in mainland Shanghai. Although no official reason for the de...
The Chuwi MiniBook/iLife NG08 is a small convertible with a Full HD touchscreen. (Source: Notebook Italia)

The iLife NG08 8-inch pocket laptop with Gemini Lake processor could be released as the Chuwi MiniBook

Chuwi could be launching an 8-inch mini-computer that comes with a choice of Intel Gemini Lake processors in the not too distant future. The device, which is currently known as the iLife NG08, may be rebranded as the Chuwi MiniBoo...
The Galaxy Fold may be far from perfect, but at least Samsung is trying to push the boundaries of what is possible. (Source: Samsung)

Opinion: Criticism of the Galaxy Fold unfairly undermines Samsung's achievement

Samsung has been copping a lot of flak for the highly publicized issues that some of the Galaxy Fold review units it has in circulation. However, some of these critics fail to adequately credit Samsung for pushing the boundaries o...
The Galaxy Fold has been engineered to, well, fold. (Source: Android Central)

First Galaxy Fold teardown reveals masterpiece of Samsung design

Some review units of the Samsung Galaxy Fold have developed worrying tendencies to exhibit display failures. However, consumers who have ordered the device themselves may rest easier in the knowledge that their new flexible phone ...
Samsung releases statement on Galaxy Fold display issues

Samsung releases statement on Galaxy Fold display issues

Samsung has issued a statement in response to Galaxy Fold review unit display failures. The Galaxy Fold is the first product from the company to ship with a foldable Super AMOLED Infinity display and is considered a halo product.
TikTok has been banned in India. (Source: The News Minute)

TikTok video app banned from Google and Apple app stores in Indian jurisdiction

The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has ordered Google and Apple to remove the app TikTok from their respective stores. This ban has followed allegations that the service increases the risk of child abuse...
Google Maps can now spot addresses in a phone's clipboard. (Source: Google)

Google Maps now auto-completes addresses from a browser's clipboard; no paste needed

An XDA contributor has noticed that Google Maps has gained the ability to scan a mobile device's clipboard for addresses. This enables it to suggest an address that has been copied from, say, Chrome, in its search bar without the ...
The video clip tweet is simply accompanied by a computer icon and a question mark. (Source: Twitter/Nvidia GeForce)

Mysterious device teased by Nvidia, MSI, and Asus sends Twitter users into speculation meltdown

A video clip that has been uploaded to Nvidia, MSI, and Asus Twitter accounts has sparked furious speculation over what it is about and what the device that stars in it is. The clip is painfully brief at just five seconds long and...



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