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Intel unveils Keem Bay VPU for improved on-device vision processing

Intel unveiled its upcoming vision processing unit (VPU) for edge computing devices. Dubbed Keem Bay, the new chip offers major improvements over existing VPUs from Nvidia and Huawei. Additionally, Keem Bay offers better performan...
Sam Medley, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 15:23:00 +0100
The 8K 7x10.7 KAS S from Canon. (Source: Canon)

Canon introduces the first 2 of its 8K broadcast-grade lenses to the US market

Canon USA has unveiled its inaugural 8K broadcast lenses, the UHD-DIGISUPER 51 and 7x10.7 KAS S attachments. The company is pitching them at the capture of live TV in this UHD resolution. They also have an image format size that c...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 20:50:00 +0100
An example of a home theater in a box. (Source: Lifewire)

The home theater market could be worth US$13.4 billion by 2025

Home theaters brought in a total of US$7.7 billion last year. However, this market value is thought to be capable of growing by up to $5.7 billion more over the next 6 years. The sound bar sector may grow at the greatest rate over...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:44:00 +0100
The ICE Tower: A colourful and hefty cooler for the NVIDIA Jetson Nano. (Image source: Seeedstudio)

52Pi brings extreme cooling and color to the NVIDIA Jetson Nano Developer Kit with the ICE Tower CPU Cooling Fan

The NVIDIA Jetson Nano is one of the most powerful SBCs on the market, but it only passively cools its 128 CUDA core and 472 GFLOPS-capable GPU. Now 52Pi, the company behind the ICE Tower Raspberry Pi CPU cooling fan, has returned...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 18:08:00 +0100
A Rockchip RK3308 powers the Rock Pi S. (Image source: Radxa via Seeedstudio)

The Rock Pi S is now available to purchase from US$9.90 with up to 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of NAND flash storage

The Rock Pi S has finally made it to market, after being announced this summer. The miniature SBC is underpinned by a Rockchip RK3308 quad-core SoC, either 256 or 512 MB of RAM and 1 GB of NAND flash storage. The board has a micro...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 17:59:00 +0100
Samsung is now making an effort to draw 3rd-party TVs into its ecosystem. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung makes Tizen available for third-party TVs

Samsung's Developer Conference (SDC) 2019 contained numerous interesting announcements, not the least that Tizen OS for TVs can be ported to third-party devices. In addition, there are now additional developer-friendly facilities ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 23:41:00 +0100
Apple Watch Series 5

Apple Watch Series 5 Smartwatch Review: It can do more than any other smartwatch, but just not for that long

Almost perfect. Apple has made few changes to its Watch Series over the years. The original model had plenty going for it though, so that does not necessarily mean that Apple has fallen behind its competitors. On the contrary, the Apple Watch remains the best-selling smartwatch on the market, and by some distance. The Watch Series 5 is an excellent smartwatch too, but you may be taking a trip to the charger sooner than you may like.
Apple S5 | 1.533" | 30.8 g
Inge Schwabe, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 23:42:00 +0100
The specialized Canon EOS Ra digital camera is not suitable for photographing normal subjects. (Image source: Nokishita)

Images and price of Canon EOS Ra camera leaked

A few images of the Canon EOS Ra camera have been leaked. The full-frame mirrorless digital camera has been specifically designed for night shots and astrophotography. A price tag for the upcoming device has also been leaked; thos...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 22:12:00 +0100
The DJI Mavic Mini is no bigger than your average smartphone. (Source: DJI)

It's a drone...It's a Fly Cam...It's the DJI Mavic Mini — a compact drone for US$399 that doesn't require an FAA registration

DJI has announced the availability of the Mavic Mini — an extremely compact drone that weighs 249 grams, does not require an FAA registration, and costs just US$399. The Mavic Mini can capture videos at 2.7K resolution and comes w...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 09:35:00 +0100
Razer Firefly V2: RGB gaming mousepad gets thinner and brighter (Image source: Razer)

Razer Firefly V2: RGB gaming mousepad gets thinner and brighter

Even brighter and flatter than before, that is the motto with the Razer Firefly V2. The gaming mousepad is Razer's brightest to offer Chroma lighting, and supports Razer Synapse 3 too. The accessory more lighting zones than its pr...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 18:37:00 +0100
The Huawei Band 3 Pro offers health tracking and built-in GPS. (Image source: Huawei)

Battle of the bands heats up as leaked Huawei Band 4 Pro render shows off colorful options

A new image of the Huawei Band 4 Pro has been shared online. Although details about the specifications are still thin on the ground, the first appearance of the activity tracker is seemingly positive. There is a range of colors to...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 03:09:00 +0100
The Radeon RX 590 is built on AMD's Polaris architecture. (Image source: AMD)

AMD Radeon RX 590 prices nosedive following NVIDIA GeForce GTX 16 SUPER series announcement

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER may seem enticing with its US$229 price tag, but the AMD Radeon RX 590 currently has the last word on value for money. The Polaris-based GPU can be had for practically US$100 right now and remains...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 18:51:00 +0100
The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless: A mouthful, but one with a unique feature. (Image source: Razer)

Razer Hammerhead True Wireless: The first earbuds with ultra-low latency Bluetooth

Latency remains an issue with wireless headphones, with most sets being unsuitable for gaming. The Razer Hammerhead True Wireless seeks to address that, with the US$99.99 (£99.99/€119.99) pair of earbuds offering an ultra-low late...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:36:00 +0100
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A new Moto 360 smartwatch is coming, but not from Motorola

A new Moto 360 smartwatch was unveiled today, but it won't be made by Motorola. Rather, a company called eBuyNow has purchased the rights to the Moto 360 brand and will manufacture the new smartwatch. The Moto 360 3rd generation w...
Sam Medley, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 03:33:00 +0100
Deutsche Telekom's nuSIM platform moves these functions off a PCB and onto a chipset. (Source: Deutsche Telekom)

Qualcomm will incorporate a new kind of SIM into its next-gen modem for IoT devices

Qualcomm has announced the 9205 LTE modem, a new component destined for internet-of-things (IoT) devices that will connect using this kind of mobile data. However, it will not require a conventional SIM to do so. The OEM has integ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 19:35:00 +0100
Sharp's alleged schematic for a foldable gaming console. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sharp's foldable ambitions may extend beyond phones to smart bands and even hand-held consoles

A tech blog claims to have dug up a number of Japanese-language patents, awarded to Sharp, that show this OEM's plans for its oneday line of foldable electronics. Some show rather slim-line devices that are most likely clam-shell ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:52:00 +0100
Apple announces AirPods Pro: New design, higher price

Apple announces AirPods Pro: New design, higher price

Apple unveiled its new AirPods Pro wireless earbuds earlier today. The buds feature a new design and active noise cancellation. However, the $249 price tag is significantly higher ($90) than the current AirPods'. AirPods Pro will ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 04:53:00 +0100
MKR WAN 1310: A LoRa developer board that costs ~US$37. (Image source: Arduino)

MKR WAN 1310: Arduino introduces a new developer board with LoRa connectivity

The Arduino MKR WAN 1310 developer board can bring LoRa connectivity to projects without requiring continuous mains power. The board is just 67.6 x 25.0 mm and integrates an ARM Cortex M0+ processor. The MKR WAN 1310 is available ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 16:50:00 +0100
The new Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM lens. (Source: Canon)

Canon launches 2 groundbreaking additions to the RF line of lenses

The Canon RF lens series has now added its 9th and 10th members, in the form of the 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and 85mm F1.2L USM DS products respectively. The former is described as the most compact device in its class, whereas the la...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 13:31:00 +0100
Kobo bought the Tolino brand in January 2017. (Image source: Tolino)

eReader: Tolino introduces Android-based Kobo clones

Tolino has released three new eReaders. Strictly speaking, they are not new, though. Instead, they are rebranded Kobo devices but pre-loaded with Android rather than Kobo's in-house software.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 16:12:00 +0200
Razer Tartarus Pro: The Gaming Keypad with analogue optical switches. (Image source: Razer)

Razer Tartarus Pro: The first gaming keypad with analog optical switches

In our opinion, keypads should complement keyboards while gaming or be able to replace them completely. The Tartarus series of compact gaming keypads have a long tradition at Razer, and now the company has released one with analog...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 26 Oct 2019 15:42:00 +0200
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Google's printable Paper Phone aims to provide the smartphone experience without the smartphone

Paper Phone is an app that allows users to select certain features or information from their smartphones and print it on a piece of paper to carry around. Users can select contact information, maps, simple games, guides, and a lis...
Sam Medley, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 21:24:00 +0200
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Canon announced EOS-1DX Mk III pro DSLR camera: 4K60p, 16fps burst shots, and more

Canon announced the EOS-1D X Mark III, the latest and greatest flagship DSLR from the Japanese camera colossus. The 1D X Mark III is the best of Canon's crop, boasting 16 fps bursts for five times longer than the 1D X Mark II, 4K ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 17:09:00 +0200
Google Home speakers are left unresponsive after a firmware update. (Image via Reddit user Umagafr3sh.)

Firmware update bricks Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers

A firmware update pushed out to Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers earlier this month has been bricking devices, leaving them completely unresponsive. Google has acknowledged the problem and promised a resolution in t...
Sam Medley, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:36:00 +0200
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Google achieves quantum supremacy, IBM cries foul

In a blog post published today, Google claims that its 54-qubit quantum computer Sycamore calculated a complex problem in 200 seconds. The company also estimates the same problem would take the world's fastest supercomputer 10,000...
Sam Medley, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:49:00 +0200
The Fujifilm X-Pro3's body is made from titanium. (Image source: Fujifilm/Twitter/nokishita_c)

Technical specifications and alleged price and release date for Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera leaked ahead of launch

A press kit for the Fujifilm X-Pro3 digital camera, which includes many renders of the device, has already been shared on Twitter. The X-Pro3 is scheduled to be officially launched on October 23, but like every good piece of tech ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:24:00 +0200
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER; heading to a shelf near you. (Image source: NVIDIA via PCGamesN)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, pricing, specs & launch date confirmed

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is on its way and will arrive before the end of the month, according to confirmation that Videocardz has received from its sources. The new GPU will sit between the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti in NVI...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0200
The Zeiss ZX1 compact camera offers a 0.7-inch OLED EVF. (Image source: Zeiss)

Full specifications for the Zeiss ZX1 digital camera revealed

The full details of the technical specifications for the Zeiss ZX1 camera have been published. The renowned German manufacturer announced the device back at the Photokina trade event in 2018 with availability originally scheduled ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:06:00 +0200
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Apple of my eye: Apple to release AR headset in 2020

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is planning on releasing its rumored AR glasses sometime in 2020. The glasses, while still in development, may eventually become a replacement product of the iPhone. However, a lot of work re...
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:21:00 +0200
Which processor would make it into your next build? (Image source:

Intel Core i9-10980XE shown up by the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 3DMark

The Intel Cascade Lake-X series launched earlier this month to the tune of price cuts and offering great value for money. However, not all looks rosy for the blue team, as its premier High-End Desktop (HEDT) chip has been resoundi...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:10:00 +0200
The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. (Source: Olympus)

Olympus launches a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera

Olympus has unveiled its newest Micro Four Thirds digital camera, the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. This mirrorless unit is based on a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VIII Image Processor. The OEM asserts that it also packs a wide rang...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:26:00 +0200
Huami Amazfit GTS

Huami Amazfit GTS Smartwatch Review: A high-quality copy

Well copied. Smartwatches are becoming more popular, with OEMs now bringing cheaper models to market too. Apple remains a big player in the sector with its Watch, so it should come as no surprise to see other manufacturers basing their attempts on its design. The Huami Amazfit GTS bears an uncanny resemblance to the Apple Watch while costing a lot less. Its price alone should be reason enough to check out what this cheap smartwatch has to offer.
Mike Wobker, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 16:23:00 +0200
The Nvidia Shield TV Pro, as it appeared on Amazon.

Nvidia Shield TV Pro appears on Amazon pre-order page, listed at $200

An Amazon pre-order page listing the Nvidia Shield TV Pro popped up earlier this morning and was promptly taken down. The page listed specs of the Shield TV Pro, which largely mirror those of the standard Shield TV. However, the P...
Sam Medley, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:46:00 +0200
The Google Nest Wi-Fi. (Source: Google)

Nest Wi-Fi is Google's new mesh solution

Google also announced its new Nest Wi-Fi home product at the 2019 Pixel launch event. It consists of scalable router and point units in various muted colors. A single 802.11s router covers up to 2200 square feet of space each, whe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 15 Oct 2019 22:49:00 +0200
The new NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. (Source: Nikon)

Nikon evokes a 58mm classic with its "fastest NIKKOR lens ever"

Nikon has launched the new and expansive NIKKOR Z 58mm f/0.95 S Noct lens. This product name may sound familiar as it has been chosen to honor an iconic lens of the past. The new S-series lens has manual focus and an aperture of u...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:00 +0200
The GoPro Max: A US$499.99 360° action camera. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro Max: A 360° action camera that costs US$499.99

One of two cameras that GoPro has announced today, the GoPro Max replaces the GoPro Fusion 360 as the company's premier 360° action camera. The GoPro Max features 16.6 MP 360° and 5.5 MP sensors and costs US$499.99. GoPro is offe...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:30:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 8 Black: GoPro's new US$399.99 action camera (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro unveils the Hero 8 Black, its latest US$399.99 action camera

On cue, GoPro has taken the wraps off the successor to the Hero 7 Black, aptly named the Hero 8 Black. The new action camera features a 12 MP sensor that can shoot in up to 4K at 60 FPS or 1080p at 240 FPS. The Hero 8 Black suppor...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 01 Oct 2019 17:17:00 +0200
The Hero 8 Black is an overhaul of its predecessor and will support several hot-swappable accessories. (Image source: Photorumors)

GoPro Hero 8 Black: Pricing, packaging and advertising materials leaked ahead of tomorrow's launch

There is only one day to go until GoPro unveils its next action cameras, but advertising materials, packaging and pricing of the Hero 8 Black have appeared online. The leak even details some of the accessories that GoPro will sell...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 17:52:00 +0200
The Core i9-10940X is a Cascade Lake-X refresh of the Core i9-9940X. (Image source: Intel)

14 core Intel Core i9-10940X fails to impress on Geekbench; just 5% ahead of the Core i9-10920X and AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multicore workloads

We have already seen 10 core, 12 core and 18 core representatives from Intel's upcoming Cascade Lake-X (CL-X) series hit Geekbench, and now a 14 core SKU has appeared online. While previous results have shown a demonstrable differ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 27 Sep 2019 20:05:00 +0200
Facebook has announced several new features for its Quest standalone headset including in new support for PCs and Rift titles. (Source: Facebook)

Facebook intros a slew of new features for the Oculus Quest including PC support

Facebook has announced several updates for its Oculus Quest standalone headset that are likely to greatly broaden its appeal. The company has announced that it is introducing wired PC support for the headset as well as hand tracki...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Thu, 26 Sep 2019 10:39:00 +0200
The Core i9-10920X, a Cascade Lake-X replacement for the Core i9-9920X. (Image source: Intel)

12 core Intel Core i9-10920X edges the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in Geekbench; scores 22% more than the Threadripper 2920X in multicore workloads too but at likely 3x the price

Yet more of the Cascade Lake-X product stack has appeared on Geekbench, with someone now testing the successor to the Core i9-9920X. The processor in question looks to be an engineering sample based on the clock speeds that Geekbe...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 18:23:00 +0200
What does Microsoft have up its sleeve for its next Surface Pen? (Image source: Microsoft)

Surface Pro 7: Will the next Surface Pen support wireless charging?

Microsoft is expected to unveil at least the Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 at its hardware event on October 2. A recent FCC filing suggests that the company may also have a new Surface Pen in the works, though. The certified ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:57:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4S 55-inch runs Android 9.0 Pie and can stream Netflix in 4K. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi Smart TV 4S 55-inch arrives in Europe; 4K Amazon Prime and Netflix streaming with Android 9.0 Pie for €399.99 (~US$439.98)

Xiaomi has quietly brought its Mi LED TV range to Europe, having listed the Mi Smart TV 4S 55-inch on on Monday. The affordable big-screen TV runs Android 9.0 Pie, has 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage on which to install app...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 25 Sep 2019 11:35:00 +0200
An LG NeON R ACe Solar Panel. (Source: LG)

LG's awarding-winning solar panels shine at the SPI 2019 event

LG Electronic's solar energy solutions are in show at the 2019 Solar Power International expo. They include the new NeON R ACe Solar Panel, which comes with its own AC micro-inverter so as to be compatible with conventional power ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 24 Sep 2019 20:13:00 +0200
Expect to see the GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max arrive on October 1. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro annual hardware event confirmed ahead of Hero 8 & GoPro Max unveiling

Set your watches to 06:00 PDT (UTC -7) on October 1, for that is when GoPro will be hosting its next annual hardware refresh. The company is expected to unveil the GoPro Hero 8 and GoPro Max, which will succeed the GoPro Hero 7 an...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Sep 2019 18:29:00 +0200
The new Sony E-mount lenses from Tamron. (Source: PetaPixel)

New Sony E-mount lenses from Tamron are on the way

The Japanese lens-maker Tamron already makes 17-28mm and 8-75mm f/2.8 products for Sony full-frame cameras. Now, it has released a video teaser hinting at 4 more of the same to be launched soon. Their specs are left to the imagina...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Sep 2019 17:29:00 +0200
The Core i9-10980XE may be Intel's flagship Cascade Lake-X processor. (Image source: Intel)

The Intel Core i9-10980XE gives AMD a run for its money in Geekbench listing; scores 42% more than the Threadripper 2950X in the process

We have already seen the 10 core Core i9-10900X achieving a Geekbench multi-core score close to 40,000 points, and now the Core i9-10980XE is flexing its muscles. The 18 core Cascade Lake-X processor breezes past all before it, ex...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Sep 2019 21:43:00 +0200
The Core i9-10900X will be one of many Cascade Lake-X SKUs. (Image source: PC World)

10 core Intel Core i9-10900X disappoints in Geekbench; scores 10% less than the AMD Ryzen 9 3900X in multicore tasks and falls up to 2.3x behind the Threadripper Zen 2 series

Another 10 core Cascade Lake-X processor has appeared on Geekbench, with the numbering scheme of Intel's next High-End Desktop (HEDT) series now seemingly having been confirmed. The upcoming processor even gets within 10% of the A...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Sep 2019 19:00:00 +0200
The new PRT-B50 PRO TREK watch. (Source: Casio)

The CASIO PRT-B50 is the first PRO TREK analog watch to have Smartphone Link and 4 environmental sensors

The PRT-B50 is a new PRO TREK model that can connect to a smartphone app via Bluetooth. Unlike some other Casio watches with this ability, however, this new product has a non-digital watchface. Its physical hands can be used to do...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 20:43:00 +0200
Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit: A complete mirrorless camera solution for video production. (Image source: Nikon)

Nikon Z 6 Essential Movie Kit: A complete mirrorless camera solution for video production

Nikon has introduced the Nikon Z 6 Essential Film Kit, its first mirrorless camera bundle that the company has designed for video professionals and filmmakers. The kit offers a quick introduction to the production of high-quality ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 16 Sep 2019 18:14:00 +0200

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