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The PD Pioneer 65W quad-port charger. (Source: Notebookcheck)

RAVPOWER PD Pioneer 65W 4-Port GaN Tech USB C Desktop Charger hands-on review

RAVPOWER's PD Pioneer series consists of chargers based on gallium nitride (GaN) technology rather than traditional silicon. One variant offers the ability to charge four devices at once with a maximum combined output of 65 watts ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:13:00 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 11:57:47 +0200
Portable Eggtronic battery bank holds a larger charge than most laptops (Source: Eggtronic)

Portable Eggtronic battery bank holds a larger charge than most laptops

This compact $89 USD power bank can hold a respectable 63 Wh charge to be perfect for hikes or camping trips with multiple people. Recharging the bank itself, however, is almost three times slower than on most laptops.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 18 Sep 2020 07:01:00 +0200
Qualcomm and its partners have improved the reach of mmWave 5G again. (Source: Pixabay)

Qualcomm, Ericsson and US Cellular break the mmWave 5G data-call range record

Earlier, Qualcomm and its 5G research partners reported that it had conducted a data call over mmWave bands over the longest distance yet. Now, this record has been broken again in a new experiment, which took place in Wisconsin.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 23:22:00 +0200
Microsoft announced the Surface Pro X on October 2, 2019. (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro X 2020 billed to launch in October with custom Microsoft SQ2 processor and 64-bit app support

The Surface Pro X may be one of Microsoft's most stylish products to date, but it did not quite hit the heights as the regular Surface Pro series has. Nonetheless, Microsoft is planning to release a second-generation model, and it...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 23:57:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold 2 display has several new features including a 1.4R curvature. (Image: Samsung)

Galaxy Z Fold 2 display detailed by Samsung ahead of release, features world first 1.4R curvature

Samsung Display has detailed several of the foldable display advances in the new panel found in the Galaxy Z Fold 2. No doubt, the move is aimed at assuring would-be customers that the panel is robust and can withstand everyday ri...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 13:54:00 +0200
The A14 Bionic is the first 5 nm chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple unveils the A14 Bionic, the world's first 5 nm chipset with 11.8 billion transistors and sizeable performance gains over the A13 Bionic

The A14 Bionic is here, and it is the world's first 5 nm chipset. The new SoC, which debuts in the fourth-generation iPad Air, boasts 11.8 billion transistors, a 16-core Neural Engine, along with new CPU and GPU cores. The A14 Bio...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:55:00 +0200
The new iPad Air is the first device with an A14 Bionic chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple showcases an overhaul of the iPad Air with a new design, A14 Bionic chipset and 20 W USB Type-C charging

The iPad Air has been given a much-needed refresh. The fourth-generation model now comes with an A14 Bionic chipset, a 10.9-inch Liquid Retina display, USB Type-C charging and Touch ID. The redesigned iPad Air starts at US$599 and...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:49:00 +0200
The latest entry-level iPad has an A12 Bionic chipset. (Image source: Apple)

Apple brings the A12 Bionic and the USB Type-C port to the iPad for US$329

Apple has unveiled its new entry-level iPad with an A12 Bionic chipset. The 8th generation tablet will be available to pre-order today from US$329 and will ship from Friday.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 20:15:00 +0200
The new ROCCAT Elo headsets. (Source: ROCCAT)

ROCCAT unleashes its latest Elo series with 7.1 channel surround sound and Turtle Beach technology

The gaming headset maker ROCCAT has collaborated with its new parent, Turtle Beach, on its new Elo series. It comes in cross-platform stereo, USB and wireless varieties, all of which are rated for 7.1 surround sound. The Elos also...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
The iPad 2020 may be a powerful upgrade from last year's model. (Image source: Apple)

Apple may be planning a powerful upgrade for the entry-level iPad

A powerful upgrade is on the cards for the entry-level iPad, according to Evan Blass. The current 10.2-inch tablet has the A10 Fusion chipset from 2016's iPhone 7 series, but the 2020 edition could see a jump to the A12X Bionic. E...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 14:16:00 +0200
The next iPad Air will feature an A14 Bionic, according to Evan Blass. (Image source: Svetapple)

iPad Air 2020: Sub-US$600 tablet could be the first outing for the Apple A14 Bionic

The 2020 edition of the iPad Air will feature the new Apple A14 Bionic SoC, according to Evan Blass. The 5 nm chipset will apparently be joined by an 11-inch Liquid retina display and a USB Type-C port, but it may cost upwards of ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:48:00 +0200
This render resembles the device teased by LG. (Image: Letsgodigital)

LG teased a new smartphone-tablet hybrid with slide-out display during the Wing launch

LG hid a sneak peak at a possible new extendable or rollable smartphone/tablet hybrid at the conclusion of its LG Wing launch. The new device, outlined in a very subtle silhouette is reminiscent of patents for experimental smartph...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 12:16:00 +0200
Google Duo and Meet move to bigger screens. (Source: Google)

Google Duo and Meet are coming to Android TVs

2020 may go down as the year of truly everyday video-calling and video-conferencing. Google has decided to facilitate this by adding support for its Meet and Duo apps to Android TVs. Therefore, these smart screens will be able to ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 12 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
BOE is a proponent of flexible AMOLED tech. (Source: BOE)

BOE reports that its 5mm flexible display tech is now in mass production

Display panels that can fold and unfold regularly without damage will probably play a growing role in the electronics of the future. BOE is one company involved in their development and production. Its latest milestone in this end...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 23:54:00 +0200
The VAVA Portable SSD Touch. (Source: Indiegogo)

VAVA crowdfunds the "world's most secure" portable USB type C SSD

The VAVA Portable SSD Touch is a new product launched via Indiegogo recently. It is a stick-like drive with a hardware-based fingerprint scanner on the top of its aluminium, supposedly shock-proof casing. It also apparently packs ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 18:34:00 +0200
Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook 10 tablet review

80% Lenovo IdeaPad Duet Chromebook 10 tablet review

Chrome-tablet hybrid. As a Chromebook convertible, the Duet wants to replace laptops and tablets in the budget entry-level segment. The following review will reveal the limitations that users have to put up with.
Mediatek Helio P60T | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 10.1" | 920 g
Klaus Hinum, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 05:02:00 +0200
The new Aukey Omnia Nano 20W brick. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey wants to help iPhone fans get ready for new devices with its first 20W PD charger

Aukey has launched a new member of its Omnia series of chargers. It is rated for the Power Delivery (USB-PD) standard; however, unlike some of its high-powered type-C siblings, this Nano goes at 20 watts (W). The OEM hints that th...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:12:00 +0200
1More shows off some of its audio products. (Source: 1More)

1More announces that its ANC earbuds are the first TWS devices to be THX-certified

1More launched its first pair of true-wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds with active noise cancellation (ANC) in late 2019. Now, it has revealed that the same accessories have attained a certification from the audio authority THX. This...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 17:27:00 +0200
SMIC may now end up on the US blacklist. (Source: SMIC)

The US administration considers putting the foundry SMIC on its Entity List

The Semiconductor Manufacturing Internal Corporation (SMIC) is in the same business as TSMC, if not quite at the same level of complexity or noteriety. The US administration has reportedly threatened it with a blacklisting along t...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 01:15:00 +0200
Is this the end of Kirin? Maybe. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's 5nm Kirin launch is delayed as it seeks to get all its orders out of TSMC before an important deadline

Huawei's mobile platforms have been notable by their absence from IFA 2020. It transpires that the OEM has decided to delay the launch of its Kirin 1000 platform (which is to be the first of its series to be based on a 5 nanometer...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 06 Sep 2020 00:06:00 +0200
The Skullcandy Crusher Evo headphones. (Source: Skullcandy)

Skullcandy releases the Crusher Evo headphones, the latest in its line to feature Haptic Bass

Skullcandy has announced the latest addition to the Crusher series of personal audio products. The Evo headphones are equipped with Haptic Bass, which reinforces this range with physical feedback. They also offer the option of bui...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 05 Sep 2020 00:26:00 +0200
The new TCL 10 TABMAX. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2020 | TCL launches 2 new affordable FHD+ tablets with Wi-Fi or 4G connectivity

The TCL 10 TABMAX and 10 TABMID are 2 new slates launched at IFA this year. They feature their brand's in-house NXTVISION technology for "the most vibrant colors and rich details", as well as reduced blue-light emission. They may ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:35:00 +0200
TCL's NXTPAPER is touted as a revolution in paper-style panels. (Source: TCL)

IFA 2020 | TCL launches NXTPAPER, a new rival to e-ink rated for improved color, contrast and eye-safety

TCL has unveiled its latest form of display technology as part of its IFA Special Edition 2020 presentation. NXTPAPER is an alternative to e-ink that, as its maker claims, "repurposes natural light" to prevent eye-strain while sti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 18:11:00 +0200
The Chuwi HiPad X runs Android 10 and supports LTE. (Image source: Chuwi)

Chuwi HiPad X: A detachable and 2-in-1 tablet with a 16:10 aspect ratio display that supports Android 10 and LTE

With the HiPad X, Chuwi has created a new tablet aimed at Android fans. The 10.1-inch device runs Android 10, supports pen input, has a detachable keyboard and includes an LTE modem. Chuwi will launch the HiPad X on September 15, ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 14:20:00 +0200
The "iPad Air" shown in the new renders. (Source: SvetApple)

iPad Air 4: New renders show an updated tablet with a Touch ID-enabled power button

The fourth-generation iPad Air has been linked to a new design that would leave it looking more like its Pro sibling. SvetApple has posted new renders based on its latest leaks. They include support for Touch ID, which is found em...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 00:09:00 +0200
Adaptive ANC is a new TWS feature. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's Adaptive ANC might be the next big thing in TWS earbud specs

Active noise cancellation (ANC) has been found to be of interest for 71% of consumers planning to buy true wireless stereo (TWS) earbuds. However, the feature does require physical seals and a fit that some users may find less tol...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 14:57:00 +0200
The Galaxy Tab A7 10.4 (2020) will be available in two colours. (Image source: Evan Blass)

Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020): Official renders of cheap 10.4-inch tablet leaked

The Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 (2020) is almost here, and will be available in at least two colours. The budget tablet is thought to be based on the Snapdragon 662, which will power a 10.4-inch display. The mid-range SoC will be comple...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:04:00 +0200
Casa Systems has been working with Qualcomm and Ericsson. (Source: Casa Systems)

Qualcomm and its 5G broadband partners claim to have completed the world's longest-range mmWave data call

mmWave is a sub-type of 5G associated with the potential for ultra-high speeds. However, it is also lumbered with a perception of being unreliable due to weak reception. Qualcomm, Ericsson and Casa Systems seek to change that with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 20:33:00 +0200
Lenovo Tab P11 Pro. All images via Lenovo.

Lenovo unveils Tab P11 Pro and Tab M10 HD Gen 2 Android tablets

Lenovo announced two new Android tablets today. The Tab M11 Pro features a high-resolution screen and Qualcomm's Snapdragon 730G SoC. The Tab M10 HD Gen 2 is an Android 10-powered tablet aimed at students and families, primarily t...
Sam Medley, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Crystal Chronicles' Remastered Edition has been released. (Source: YouTube)

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition becomes available for various platforms

Square Enix has announced that the remastered Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles title has gone live. It has PS4, Nintendo Switch, Android and iOS versions, across which gamers can form teams and explore all the dungeons. It also ha...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 30 Aug 2020 19:34:00 +0200
The new skyBOX portable SSD. (Source: Indiegogo)

The skyBOX is a "credit-card-sized" wireless portable SSD that is now available on Indiegogo

HyperAccessory is a start-up that purports to pack the advantages of on-the-go storage with top-end data transfers into a form-factor with the footprint of the average bank-card. This skyBOX also features Wi-Fi 6, alongside capaci...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 19:46:00 +0200
The D-Link DIR-X5460 router. (Source: D-Link)

The EXO AX5400 is D-Link's latest premium mesh Wi-Fi 6 router

D-Link has released its latest AX5400 mesh router on Amazon. This device is rated for up to 6 continuous 4K content streams. Its maker claims that its speeds and bandwidth is due to its "prosumer" build and 160MHz channel.
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:04:00 +0200
Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Stylus Convertibles

August 2020 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.
Florian Schmitt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 19:01:00 +0200
Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

August 2020 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:47:00 +0200
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets under 250 Euros

Q3/2020 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.
Daniel Schmidt, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 18:41:00 +0200
The new Digital Paper tablet from E Ink and Avalue. (Image via E Ink)

E Ink and Avalue unveil new Digital Paper tablet, a letter-sized device with an electronic paper display

E Ink has partnered with industrial PC manufacturer Avalue to create the Digital Paper tablet, a letter-sized tablet with an E Ink touch display. The new device is aimed at the industrial and education markets. Pricing and availab...
Sam Medley, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 21:54:00 +0200
Apple has certified seven new iPad model numbers at the EEC. (Image source: Henry Ascroft)

Apple certifies seven iPad model numbers with the EEC ahead of possible iPad or iPad Air refresh as alleged manual leaks

It seems that a new iPad is almost upon us, as Apple has certified seven new model numbers with the EEC. While the time is ripe for an eighth-generation iPad, an alleged manual suggests that a fourth-generation iPad Air could be a...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 17:10:00 +0200
GeForce NOW adds support for Control Ultimate Edition. (Source: Remedy)

GeForce NOW adds Control, Hitman and the Shadowrun Collection to its list of games

GeForce NOW is NVIDIA's solution for online cloud gaming. It famously adds titles every Thursday, for the benefit of players who own them already but do not have a high-powered PC to hand. Today, this list includes Control, as wel...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
Apple could become TSMC's largest customer in a few years. (Image Source: GSMDome)

TSMC hints at securing Apple SoC production deal including 2 nm chips for the next 5 years

The Taiwanese foundries are already building a new R&D center for 2 nm technologies and beyond in Hsinchu, which should be ready some time in 2021. The exact timeline for the 2 nm volume production is not yet known, but TSMC repor...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 15:27:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra comes with an SD865+ for the US market. (Image source: Samsung)

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S7, and Galaxy Tab S7+ owners have started reporting the presence of the dreaded green tint display issue

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra (Snapdragon variant), Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ have been taking to online forums to report the well-known green tint display issues that many flagship devices hav...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 23:56:00 +0200
The Surface Pro 8 as imagined by Concept Creator. (Image source: LetsGoDigital & @CConceptCreator)

Surface Pro 8 concept shows how Microsoft could improve its premium 2-in-1 convertible tablet

The anniversary of the release of the Surface Pro 7 is approaching, which should signal the arrival of a successor. Probably called the Surface Pro 8, the device remains an unknown quantity for the time being. Nonetheless, Concept...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 25 Aug 2020 13:59:00 +0200
The Surface Book 3. (Source: Microsoft)

Some Surface Book users complain of screen defects in response to normal use, and that Microsoft is all but ignoring them

The Surface Book series comprise innovative 2-in-1s that can run the buyer a pretty penny. Its support and user forums have exhibited a pattern of complaints that these devices develop cracks in their screens (often "overnight"). ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 21 Aug 2020 22:22:00 +0200
Top 10 2-in-1 Windows Tablets

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

August 2020 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.
Sebastian Bade, Thu, 20 Aug 2020 03:30:00 +0200
Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020)

81% Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) Tablet Review: Updated Fire Tablet offers significantly more power

With 32GB of storage space in its base model. After two years, Amazon is giving the Fire HD 8 an update that not only refreshes its hardware, but also slightly modifies its design. As a result, users will be able to benefit from a slightly slimmer design and smoother system operation. Our test report shows what else the new Amazon Fire HD 8 (2020) has to offer.
MediaTek MT8168 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 8" | 355 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 11:21:00 +0200
The future of the Kirin SoC series is now in severe doubt. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's access to suppliers is further curtailed by the US administration

The US government has just increased the number of companies associated with the OEM Huawei on its economic blacklist to 152. This has reportedly been done in order to ensure the electronics giant cannot use American technology or...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 18 Aug 2020 02:22:00 +0200
The new Chargeasap Omega. (Source: Kickstarter)

Chargeasap's new up-to-200W USB type C power brick garners over US$450,000 on Kickstarter

Chargeasap, the maker of the Indiegogo hit the Flash power bank, is back on crowdfunding with another potentially groundbreaking power accessory. This Omega wall-wart has 2 versions: one that rated to charge at up to 100 watts (W)...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 17 Aug 2020 19:02:00 +0200
The Galaxy Z Fold2 on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

Samsung gets the Galaxy Z Fold2 through TENAA testing ahead of its Chinese-market launch

The Galaxy Z Fold2 is Samsung's second-generation book-form flexible tablet. It is slated to launch in the US on September 1, 2020, followed by a debut in China eight days later. The device has appeared on the database of the regu...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 16 Aug 2020 23:48:00 +0200
Offers wireless charging with the QI standard: The Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020)

Amazon Fire HD 8 Plus (2020): Do we really need two Fire HD 8 versions?

In addition to the update of the Fire HD 8, Amazon is also bringing a Plus version of the affordable Android tablet to the market. However, the low price differ...
MediaTek MT8168 | ARM Mali-G52 MP1 | 8" | 355 g
Mike Wobker, Sat, 15 Aug 2020 17:46:00 +0200
Telegram unveils video calling for its anniversary. (Source: Telegram)

Telegram celebrates its seventh anniversary with the announcement of video calling for Android

The popular messaging app Telegram marks its seventh year of business today (August 14, 2020). It has ushered this anniversary in along with a new feature: video calling. It now exists in alpha form, boasting picture-in-picture an...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 14 Aug 2020 23:31:00 +0200

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