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A new render with a role for ISOCELL Vizion. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung trademarks what may be a new in-house ToF sensor

Time-of-flight (or ToF) sensors have become commonplace in higher-end smartphones, fulfilling roles such as depth-perception in photography or advanced face detection for biometrics. Samsung has used them in the past, but has not ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 00:13:00 +0200
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
Xiaomi has a 27-inch monitor in its lineup that offers a 165 Hz refresh rate. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi takes on Asus with rumored 240 Hz and 360 Hz external gaming monitors with prices from just 999 yuan (US$148)

An extraordinary new rumor about Xiaomi claims the Chinese OEM is preparing to launch new external gaming monitors offering 240 Hz and mighty 360 Hz refresh rates. According to one source, prices will start at 999 yuan (US$148), a...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 13:36:00 +0200
The latest Chromecast device, according to a new leak. (Source: WinFuture)

Google's upcoming smart speaker and Chromecast device are allegedly leaked in full ahead of their launch

Google has indicated that it will launch new smart home products alongside the Pixels 5 and 4a (5G) at these smartphones' launch at the end of September. However, a leaks site may have spoiled any surprise left in conjunction with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The 55-inch model of the Redmi TV A Series is the first to be launched. (Image source: Redmi)

Redmi Smart TV A55 launched at an attractive price of 1,777 yuan (US$262) as the first of a series of five new smart TVs

Redmi has announced its new A Series of smart TVs for the Chinese market. The series will initially consist of five different-sized devices, with the Redmi Smart TV A55 being the first one to launch. Xiaomi is offering this 55-inc...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 13:36:00 +0200
The new Vecnos IQUI. (Source: Vecnos)

Vecnos launches its new IQUI "pen-sized" 360-degree camera

Vecnos is a spin-off from Ricoh that is dedicated to making compact lifestyle cameras. It has finally unveiled its first 360-degree camera in full. The IQUI fits its 4 proprietary lenses and their controls into a laser-pointer for...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 17 Sep 2020 00:29:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 Black retails for US$449.99. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro Hero 9 Black launches for US$449.99 with new GoPro Mods and a host of changes

The GoPro Hero 9 Black is here, and it supports several GoPro Mods. The Hero 9 Black features better battery life and a larger camera sensor than its predecessors, along with a new front colour display. The Hero 9 Black costs US$4...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 17:46:00 +0200
The Hero 9 Black seems destined to launch today. (Image source: GoPro)

GoPro More Everything live stream: What to expect from today's action camera event

GoPro will be live streaming its annual product later today, which will be hosted on YouTube. This year's event will not be as feature-packed as the one in 2019 though, as it looks like GoPro only has plans to replace one of its a...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 12:32:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium features blood oxygen measurement. (Image source: Samsung - edited)

Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium gets a September 18 global launch date but Samsung fans in the US will have to wait a bit longer

The Samsung Galaxy Watch3 Titanium variant of the recently released smartwatch will be officially launched on the European and South Korean markets on September 18. However, potential customers in the US will have to wait a little...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 16 Sep 2020 10:44:00 +0200
The unboxing video is the latest leak of the GoPro Hero 9 Black. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black unboxing video showcases upcoming €479 action camera

The GoPro Hero 9 Black has leaked once again, this time in a hands-on unboxing video. The upcoming action camera should launch within the next few weeks for a reputed €479 in Europe.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 22:44:00 +0200
The new Sony a7c. (Source: B&H Photo Video)

The new Sony alpha a7c is now the world's most compact full-frame camera

Sony has broken ground with its latest mirrorless unit, as the OEM has packed a full-frame sensor into dimensions normally reserved for APS-C cameras. The alpha 7c (or a7c) also offers a flip-out LCD touchscreen and in-body image ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
The Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 have more refined appearances over their predecessors. (Image source: Amazfit - edited)

Huami Amazfit GTR 2 and Amazfit GTS 2 smartwatches to launch soon: Contemporary looks and possible blood oxygen sensor for the second generation

Huami has been teasing the second-generation Amazfit GTR and GTS smartwatches, with a new promo poster simply announcing the new products will be “Beyond GT”. There is some expectation that the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 wearables wi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 15 Sep 2020 10:27:00 +0200
The 82-inch Mi TV will support 8K and 5G. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's 82-inch and 8K Smart TV will be one of the first with a built-in 5G modem for uninterrupted streaming

Xiaomi is working on bringing a new 82-inch and 8K TV to market, according to a new report. The TV will even have a 5G modem onboard, allowing for streaming without an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 22:14:00 +0200
The protective replacement lens returns for the GoPro Hero 9 Black. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black protective replacement lens cover suggests that GoPro has listened to its fans

The GoPro Hero 9 is almost here, and it will mark the return of the replaceable lens cover. GoPro axed protective replacement lens cover last year with the Hero 8 Black, but there will be no such issue for this year's model. The G...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 17:21:00 +0200
The Iconikal Rockchip RK3328 retails for just US$10. (Image source: Amazon)

Iconikal Rockchip RK3328: A US$10 single-board computer with more power than a Raspberry Pi 3

A single-board computer by Iconikal promises to offer more performance than the Raspberry Pi 3 but a fraction of the cost. Iconikal also includes a few accessories, while the board should be compatible with software for the Pine R...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 14 Sep 2020 14:38:00 +0200
Autonomous vehicles may be better and safer with network slicing. (Source: Ericsson)

The network slicing market may surpass US$600 million in 6 years

Network slicing refers to the process of sharing a single network (usually for mobile data) between different use-cases (e.g. IoT or VR) in a way that renders the same connectivity optimal for each one. Therefore, its market is li...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 13 Sep 2020 16:55:00 +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 Bose QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds are available to order now. (Image source: Bose)

Bose shakes up the TWS earbud market with the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds

Bose has unleashed two sets of TWS earbuds called the QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds. With one billed as offering the most effective noise cancellation ever and the other as having amazing sound with 'unmovable design', Bose is gu...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 20:17:00 +0200
The VAVA 12-in-1 docking station. (Source: Notebookcheck)

VAVA USB type C 12-in-1 Docking Station hands-on review

VAVA is a new RAVPOWER brand for this OEM's home- and work-related accessories. They include a range of docks or hubs for USB type C-only laptops. This 12-in-1 variant offers up to 8 different types of I/O or utility to devices such as MacBooks. Can it deliver on these claims when connected to a high-powered gaming ultrabook?
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 14:40:00 +0200
The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 retails for under £100. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 Hands-On: Setting the standard for affordable wireless earbuds

The Cambridge Audio Melomania 1 may have an unusual name, but they offer incredible value for money. Priced at under £100, the Melomania 1 offers unrivalled audio quality and battery life while remaining impressively compact.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 11 Sep 2020 00:12:00 +0200
First impressions with the Sony WH-1000XM4. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Sony WH-1000XM4: First Impressions with an underwhelming upgrade

Sony finally got around to releasing the WH-1000XM4 last month, its premium set of over-ear headphones. Since we were such fans of previous generations, we thought we would take the fourth-generation units for a spin to see what S...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:39:00 +0200
The TicPods 2 Pro Plus comes in two colours. (Image source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi TicPods 2 Pro Plus: Modest changes from the TicPods 2 Pro for US$139.99

Mobvoi has replaced the TicPods 2 Pro, which it announced in January. The new earbuds, called the TicPods 2 Pro Plus, feature some minor improvements and are priced at US$139.99.
Alex Alderson, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 23:18:00 +0200
The OnePlus Watch will likely be released soon

OnePlus Watch reportedly in the works; will allegedly come with a round screen

A Twitter leak suggests that OnePlus is working on a smartwatch. Earlier reports suggested that it would sport the Oppo Watch's square aesthetic, but the OnePlus Watch will allegedly have a round screen. OnePlus will likely unveil...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 10 Sep 2020 16:16:00 +0200
Android Auto is typically wired. (Source: Google)

A developer's crowdfunding project for a wireless form of Android Auto beats its goal

Android Auto is an app that throws Google services such as Maps and the Assistant up onto a car's display from a USB-connected phone. However, its compatibility or stability can be variable sometimes. To this end, the developer Em...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 23:05:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 Black is expected to cost more than its predecessor when launched later this year. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

GoPro Hero 9 Black pricing in Europe and further specifications leak; over 11% more expensive than the Hero 8 Black

The GoPro Hero 9 Black may have a larger battery, camera sensor and improved video recording capabilities compared to its predecessor, but it will also be about 10% more expensive. The actual size of the new action camera's camera...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 13:15:00 +0200
Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Oppo Watch Review: Looks like Apple, ticks like Google

Nice try. Oppo’s first smartwatch is just as angular as the Apple Watch. It runs Google’s Wear OS. There is also a model with Oppo’s proprietary ColorOS. Moreover, Oppo offers two SoCs with a different TDP.
Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 3100 | 1.6" | 29.7 g
Inge Schwabe, Wed, 09 Sep 2020 10:32:00 +0200
A "new concept is coming" on September 15 for Sony Alpha cameras. (Image source: Sony)

Alpha A7c: A "new concept is coming" on September 15 for Sony's Alpha camera series

Sony has teased the release of a new Alpha camera, which will be launching on September 15. Likely the Alpha A7c, Sony has pitched the launch as the debut of a new concept for its full-frame camera series.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 23:42:00 +0200
Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a hackable mobile device with the YARH.IO. (Image source: YAHR.IO)

Raspberry Pi: Transform the popular single-board computer into a hackable mobile device with the YARH.IO

A new project utilises the Raspberry Pi as a portable mobile computer with a built-in screen, keyboard and trackpad. Housed in a 3D-printed case, the YARH.IO has been designed for hackers.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 18:34:00 +0200
The new Sony VPL-GTZ380 SXRD projector. (Source: Sony)

Sony's new series of projectors is headlined by a 4K SXRD laser model

Sony has launched its new line of home theater- and enterprise-grade projectors. It comprises laser- and lamp-enabled SKUs, although its flagship has the SXRD tech necessary for a micro-display unit to throw images in 4K. Their ma...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 16:51:00 +0200
Xiaomi has already been promoting the benefits of transparency with its Mi TV Lux. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Rumor | Xiaomi Mi Display monitor with 27-inch transparent OLED from Samsung supposedly in the works

A report out of China has claimed that Xiaomi is planning on adding more transparent products to its range, with a 27-inch Mi Display monitor that utilizes an OLED panel from Samsung possibly being the next device in line. The Chi...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 13:16:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 will have a larger battery and camera sensor than its predecessor. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

GoPro Hero 9 Black leaked marketing assets confirm 20 MP camera and a larger battery for Hero 8 Black successor

The successor to the popular GoPro Hero 8 Black is almost here, and a new leak has confirmed that it will have some notable changes from last year's model. Not only will the Hero 9 Black have a new 20 MP camera, but it will also h...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 13:10:00 +0200
The Apple Watch Series 5 costs from US$399 at the Apple US online store. (Image source: Apple - edited)

Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 sales help sink Samsung in the growing North America wearables market

Apple has maintained a strong regional share for the North America wearables market and even enjoyed growth in terms of amount of units shipped. Discounted Apple Watch Series 3 devices and the popularity of the Series 5 smartwatch...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 08 Sep 2020 12:05:00 +0200
The Withings ScanWatch is available in two sizes, with a black or white dial, and with numerous strap options. (Image source: Withings - edited)

Withings ScanWatch: Incredible clinically validated hybrid smartwatch with medical-grade SpO2 sensor, ECG recording, and 24/7 heart scanning now available from £249.95 (US$330)

The Withings ScanWatch hybrid smartwatch is now available to buy in Europe, and it can be purchased from £249.95/€279 (about US$330). This incredible health-focused wearable comes with its own on-demand electrocardiogram, respirat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 07 Sep 2020 13:11:00 +0200
Gaming on the Redmi Max 98 offers a whole new level of immersive experiences. (Image source: Xiaomi)

98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max goes on flash sale once again for 19,999 yuan (US$2,924) but still no sign of Xiaomi bringing it to international markets

Xiaomi has announced that the 98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max will soon be available in yet another flash sale for the immensely popular big television. However, it seems yet again that it will be buyers in China that will be getting g...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 04 Sep 2020 11:21:00 +0200
The Razer Naga Pro is a wireless version of the Naga Trinity. (Image source: Razer)

Razer launches a Bluetooth and wireless version of the Naga Trinity for US$149.99

Razer has released a wireless version of the Naga Trinity, its modular gaming mouse. Called the Naga Pro, the mouse supports Razer HyperSpeed and up to 150 hours of battery life. The Razer Naga Pro comes with three interchangeable...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 03 Sep 2020 18:50:00 +0200
Sony VENICE is now part of the Cinema Line. (Source: Sony)

Sony announces a new Cinema Line for camera products of this caliber

Today (September 2, 2020), Sony has announced that it has implemented a new series for cameras of the pro film- and documentary-capable variety. Known as the Cinema Line, it now encompasses existing products such as the VENICE and...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 02 Sep 2020 15:08:00 +0200
Is this the retail packaging of the GoPro Hero 9 Black? (Image source: @gadgetguy1020)

GoPro Hero 9 Black leak points toward 5K/30 FPS, HyperSmooth 3.0 and TimeWarp 3.0 capabilities for upcoming action camera

More details about the GoPro Hero 9 Black have leaked online. The latest leak appears to confirm the retail packaging of the device, along with several features including TimeWarp 3.0 and 8x slo-mo. The GoPro Hero 9 Black will see...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 16:34:00 +0200
Amazon customers can pre-order the Amazfit Band 5 in orange or black. (Image source: Amazon/Huami - edited)

Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker from Huami now available for pre-order on Amazon: blood oxygen saturation monitor, 24/7 heart-rate tracker, and Amazon Alexa for US$49.99

The Huami Amazfit Band 5 fitness tracker is now officially available to pre-order from Amazon. The wearable has a price tag of US$49.99 and offers users Amazon Alexa built in, heart-rate tracking, SpO2 monitor, women’s health trac...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 01 Sep 2020 10:25:00 +0200
The Lenovo Smart Home Essential is a clock with the Google Assistant. Image via Lenovo.

Lenovo announces Smart Clock Essential, a Google Assistant-equipped digital clock

Lenovo announced a new smart clock, the Smart Clock Essential. The device is basically a trimmed down version of last year's Smart Clock, featuring a simple LED display for showing the time and some other tidbits of info. The Smar...
Sam Medley, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The GoPro Hero 9 features a slightly updated design from last year's model. (Image source: Roland Quandt & WinFuture)

Leaked GoPro Hero 9 Black renders confirm new colour front display ahead of Q4 2020 release; 5K support incoming too

Marketing renders of the GoPro Hero 9 Black have leaked online, confirming several aspects about the upcoming action camera. The device, likely arriving in Q4 2020, will apparently be capable of recording 5K videos too.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The Samsung Wireless Charger Pad Trio render. (Source: Evan Blass)

Samsung is tipped to release a new, multi-device wireless charger

Samsung's Wireless Charger Duo is a device that allows a phone and a smartwatch to charge simultaneously using the Qi standard. Now, Evan Blass asserts the OEM has come up with a new generation of this product. Called the Wireless...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 31 Aug 2020 00:43:00 +0200
These new 82-inch TVs will be positioned under the 65-inch Mi TV Master Series. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi set to build on recent TV sales successes with the launch of two 82-inch smart TVs

Xiaomi has seen major success with its recent TV releases. The 98-inch Redmi Smart TV Max, for example, has racked up impressive numbers every time it's been put on sale. It's no surprise, then, that Xiaomi is looking to build on ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 30 Aug 2020 20:57:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Smart Compact Projector appears to be getting a successor. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition 2 launching soon with new smart abilities

Xiaomi has been teasing a new product in its extensive home projector lineup: the Xiaomi Mijia Projector Youth Edition 2. Few details have been revealed about the Mijia Projector so far, but it is scheduled for launch on September...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 21:43:00 +0200
The latest in PENTAX Silver Editions. (Source: Ricoh)

Ricoh launches limited Silver Editions of the PENTAX K-1 Mark II DSLR

Ricoh has announced limited-editions of its PENTAX flagship, the K-1 Mark II. It has been joined by new versions of the D FA* 70-200mm f/2.8, 50mm f/1.4 and 85mm f/1.4 lenses in the same silver color. All 4 will be available in li...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 29 Aug 2020 00:56:00 +0200
The Hachi Infinite M1. (Source: Hachi)

The Hachi Infinite M1 is a projector that turns any surface into a touchscreen and is now available on Amazon

Hachi's Infinite M1 is an AI-powered projector that can throw a working interface onto the desk or wall in front of it. Its maker originally launched it at CES 2020, and is now prepared to ship it from Amazon or its own website. I...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 22:46:00 +0200
Image via GingerOfMods YouTube

Modder GingerOfMods managed to cram a Wii into a shell the size of a Game Boy Color

A modder has managed to fit a fully-featured Nintendo Wii into a case the size of a Nintendo Game Boy Color. The Wiiboy Color, as it is called, can play Wii and GameCube games, as well as Virtual Console and Homebrew titles. The d...
Sam Medley, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 22:37:00 +0200
The Asus ROG Swift 360Hz PG259QN is a 24.5-inch and 1080p external monitor. (Image source: Asus)

Asus releases its long-overdue 360 Hz external monitor aimed at eSports players

Asus' latest external monitor is aimed at eSports players, with its 360 Hz refresh rate, 1 ms grey-to-grey response times and NVIDIA G-Sync support. The 24.5-inch IPS panel supports HDR10 too and has the not-so-catchy name of the ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 28 Aug 2020 22:09:00 +0200
Xiaomi has released a bunch of impressive TVs this year. (Source: Gearbest)

Xiaomi TVs are set to get more expensive, leak indicates

Xiaomi TVs usually offer excellent value for money but that performance to price ratio could take a slight hit soon with Xiaomi expected to raise prices of its TV line on August 28. The company is also set to bring a new TV, the M...
Ricci Rox, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 22:53:00 +0200
SND RAY outlines some of its new wearable's features. (Source: Indiegogo)

SND RAY: the "best HiFi bone conduction sunglasses" are now on Indiegogo

Sunglasses that also act as personal audio devices are a rapidly expanding category of tech. The start-up SND RAY has put its take on this concept up for crowd-funding on Indiegogo. It claims that this product has improved audio q...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 27 Aug 2020 20:27:00 +0200
The Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch weighs just 32 g and has a 1.2-inch display. (Image source: AliExpress)

Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch with always-on display, heart-rate monitor, and chunky retro design now available from US$39.99

The new Huami Amazfit Neo smartwatch has appeared online for sale. The latest wearable from Huami comes with a 24/7 always-on display, heart-rate and sleep monitoring, water resistance to 5 ATM, and up to 28-day battery life. The ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 26 Aug 2020 22:23:00 +0200



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