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OWC offers memory kits for the new 27-inch iMac. (Source: OWC)

OWC has prepared RAM upgrades for the 27-inch 2019 iMac already

OWC is a company that caters to iMac fans who want to upgrade their new Apple all-in-ones. It has announced its new Memory Kits for the 2019 27-inch iMac (the 5K model). As this new 2019 variant has 4 user-accessible slots, OWC is...
The Vivo X27 has a Nex S-esque selfie camera. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo has launched the X27 and X27 Pro: its newest pop-up selfie-cam phones

Vivo has announced its newest devices in a Chinese event today (March 19, 2019). They are the X27 and X27 Pro. The X27 has 2 variants with either the Snapdragon (SD) 675 or 710, although they both have the same screen and single p...
Image via Kingston

Kingston introduces DC500R and DC500M, two new SATA SSDs aimed at the enterprise market

Kingston has just announced two new lines of enterprise-grade SATA SSDs. The drives offer similar features of other enterprise-level flash storage solutions, including ECC, onboard power loss protection, and more. Compared to othe...
The Black Shark 2 has been released. (Source: GizmoChina)

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 is now available: SD 855 and Pixelworks HDR for US$477

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 has been launched today (March 18, 2019) in China. As expected, it is powered by the Snapdragon 855 processor, has a 6GB RAM base model and has a 6.39-inch FHD+ AMOLED display. This panel has some interest...
According to Roland Quandt, this is what the Huawei P30 and P30 Pro look like. (Source: WinFuture)

New Roland Quandt leak purports to contain nearly every detail on the Huawei P30 series

Roland Quandt has posted a new article in which he claims to set out every detail on the upcoming Huawei P30 and P30 Pro prior to their launch. This includes nearly every major spec and detail of the phones, including their relati...
The Black Shark 2 is available for reservation now. (Source:

The Xiaomi Black Shark 2 emerges in pre-release reservations-page form

Xiaomi's new gaming phone, so far known as the 'Black Shark 2', has been listed by the online retailer Although this page does not reveal its price, it allows potential buyers to reserve a unit ahead of its launch date (Ma...
Samsung's new 12GB LPDDR4X module. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung is about to mass-produce its 12GB LPDDR4X mobile DRAM module

Samsung has announced that it is ready to start producing its highest-capacity RAM module for mobile devices. It has a 10-nanometer architecture and should deliver data speeds of up to 34.1 gigabytes (GB) per second. This 12GB low...
Western Digital launches inexpensive SN500 NVMe SSD for the masses (Source: Western Digital)

Western Digital launches inexpensive SN500 NVMe SSD for the masses

NVMe technology is slowly trickling down to more affordable SSDs. The WD Blue SN500 will performance faster than any other drive before it in its family while costing less than a high-end WD Black SSD.
The Xiaomi Mi 9 also has a 'transparent' option. (Source: XDA)

Xiaomi cancels Mi 9 Transparent Edition sales at the last minute

Xiaomi had planned a sales event for the Mi 9 Transparent Edition, as well as the Mi 9 SE, for today (March 14, 2019) in China. However, reports that it has been abruptly cancelled have come in from that country. The OEM cited uni...
One of the leaked 'Honor 10i' images. (Source: SlashLeaks)

A new device called the Honor 10i hits SlashLeaks

A recent post on SlashLeaks shows real-life images of a device with Honor branding. The poster alleges that it is of the brand's 10 line - however, it can't be the pre-existing 10 Lite, as it appears to have triple rear cameras. T...
A recent render for the Huawei P30 Pro. (Source: OnLeaks)

Probable Huawei P30 Pro shows up on Geekbench, outshines P20 Pro

A Huawei device with the model name VOG-L29 has surfaced on Geekbench today (March 12, 2019). It has exhibited 2019 flagship specs and the scores to go with it. They have beaten up-to-date entries for the P20 Pro on the same datab...
The new Motorola RAZR logo? (Source: SlashLeaks)

The new Motorola 'RAZR' logo emerges in new leak alongside its alleged specs

A slew of leaks and speculations have pointed to the resurrection of the RAZR product line in the release of the first foldable under the Motorola brand. A new post on SlashLeaks consists of the new logo for this putative phone. I...
This render represents the upcoming OnePlus 7 on a sales listing page. (Source: GizTop)

The OnePlus 7 surfaces as a product on a retailer's website

Months ahead of its launch, the OnePlus 7 has appeared in sale-page form on the retail website GizTop. It contains a list of specs with many details that may be plausible for this new release. On the other hand, there is no guaran...
The compact disc is now 40 years old 8 March 2019

Happy Birthday: The compact disc has been around for four decades

Although it became commercially available more than three years later, the compact disc as we know it was demonstrated for the international press by Philips on March 8, 1979. Later that month, Sony joined in and the two companies...
The latest version of the Xiaomi Black Shark has an RGB logo and the SD 855's predecessor. (Source: Digit)

New Snapdragon 855-powered devices show up on Geekbench, all of which could be the next Xiaomi Black Shark

Multiple new entries for the same device - a 'blackshark AAA' - have appeared on the Geekbench 4.3 database. They are all powered by the same SoC, which is likely to be the Snapdragon 855. Interestingly, all but 2 of the 10 listin...
The OPPO F11 Pro is now available for sale in India. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO F11 and 11 Pro launch in India

The OPPO F11 Pro has been characterized as a phone that would come out with a pop-up selfie camera on release. These leaks have been vindicated at its launch. It was also joined by the F11, a second variant of the same basic phone...
The Meizu Note 9 in its 3 new colors. (Source: Meizu)

The Meizu Note 9 launches in China

The Meizu Note 9 is one of a handful of phones that rocks the new 48MP Samsung camera sensor. It has been launched today in China for prices ranging from about US$208 to $238, depending on the variant selected. However, it will no...
Google has released the March update for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. (Source: BGR)

Some Google Pixel 3 owners are reporting improved storage performance after latest software update

Some Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL smartphone owners have been reporting that the March update for their devices has optimized read/write storage performance to a considerable degree. Images of AndroBench comparisons between Febru...
The single-fan EVGA GTX 1060 6GB. (Source: Topachat)

The GTX 1060 is being cleared off to make room for the 1660 series – or is it?

A blog has claimed that a GTX 1060 6GB card had gone down to €179.90 (about US$204) in a French computing store. However, this price is no longer available. In any case, it turns out that the card in question was of the single-fan...
QNAP TS-2888X AI-ready NAS now available, Intel Xeon W in tow (Source: QNAP Newsroom)

QNAP launches the Intel Xeon W-driven TS-2888X AI-ready NAS

Unveiled more than four months ago, the AI-ready TS-2888X NAS lineup is finally available for purchase. As previously announced, these storage accessories can support up to 4 graphics cards and feature Intel Xeon W processors, ASE...
A potentiallly critical bug has been found through the use of a Vu Android TV. (Source: NDTV Gadgets)

A Twitter user claims an Android TV allowed access to other users' Google Photos data

An Indian Twitter user has alleged that an Android TV to which he had access allowed him to see all the other accounts linked to the same via the Google Home app. The bug in question also could have let him put their Google Photos...
The Nikon Z6 is the first DSLR to support the new CFE 2.0 standard. (Source: Engadget)

Sony presents CFExpress memory cards that rival NVMe SSDs for highest read/write speeds

While the CFExpress 2.0 standard promises speeds reaching 4 GB/s, Sony's first cards will be on par with the average NVMe SSDs. The new CFExpress cards are still meant for professional DSLRs and video cams, however, since they sup...
The new GoPro HERO 7 Dusk White. (Source: GoPro)

The GoPro HERO7 Black now has a limited-edition variant

The HERO7 Black is the top-spec'd SKU of its GoPro camera series. It is now available in a limited-edition alternative finish, Dusk White. This version will be released on March 3, 2019 on and selected retailers worldwid...
US$0.99 blockbuster rentals available late February 2019 (Source: Google Play Movies)

Google Play Movies offers US$0.99 blockbuster movie rentals

Without any fanfare, Google Play Movies has started to offer US$0.99 movie rentals, down from a previous US$5.99. However, this deal does not apply to B-rated movies as one would expect. The list of US$0.99 Google Play Movie renta...
The Nubia Alpha. (Source: Nubia)

MWC19 | Nubia Alpha: the flexible wrist-phone unveiled at MWC

There is a new alternative to the foldable phone already. Nubia has unveiled the Alpha, a device with a screen that curves along a wide watch-like form factor. This display is 4 inches long, and operates using the Snapdragon 2100 ...
The Energizer Ultimate U620S' dual pop-up selfie camera. (Source: Android Authority)

MWC19 | Energizer's new foldable smartphone is unveiled

Energizer, a brand known better for disposable lithium-ion batteries, has brought new smartphones made under its name to MWC. One is an extremely typical mobile device, although it has a dual pop-up camera. Another is a foldable p...
The new, red BlackBerry Key2. (Source: 9to5Google)

MWC19 | BlackBerry launches its new Red Dual SIM variant of the Key2

BlackBerry had an announcement of its own for the MWC19 event. It was not for a new device, however, but for a new variant of the pre-existing Key2. It is a vibrant, red, dual SIM, 128GB version of this phone.
Image via SanDisk

MWC19 | MicroSD cards are getting faster and bigger

Western Digital and Micron both announced 1 TB microSD cards earlier today. At 1 TB, these will be the largest microSD cards upon release later this year. Additionally, the SD Association announced SD Express, a new protocol that ...
The Alcatel 3 is clearly the flagship of this new bunch at MWC19. (Source: Alcatel)

MWC19 | Alcatel showcases a new fleet of phones at MWC19

Alcatel has brought four new phones to show off at 2019's Mobile World Congress (MWC19). The 1X and 1S are bugdet-friendly options, whereas the 3 and 3L are slightly more premium. They have been finished with some attractive mater...
The Meizu Note 9 also arrived at TENAA recently. (Source: TENAA)

Meizu Note 9 to be released in March

Meizu has announced that its Note 9 is to be launched on March 6, 2019. This phone will feature a Samsung GM1 48MP camera sensor. It may also have 6GB of RAM, a 6.2-inch FHD display and the Snapdragon 675 processor.
The current STT-MRAM chips are built on the 22 nm process and come in 7 Mb packages. (Source: Intel)

Intel's STT-MRAM ready for mass production, viable alternative for SRAM and NAND flash?

STT-MRAM is one of the alternatives for current SRAM and NAND flash memory / storage solutions. Intel's current implementation is manufactured on the 22 nm node and promises faster read/write speeds, better endurance, and long-ter...
Xbox One games may become available on the Switch. (Source: Nintendo Enthusiast)

Nintendo Switch may gain ability to use Xbox features, including Game Passes, soon

A YouTuber has asserted that Microsoft will port some games and features to the Nintendo Switch later this year. The indie title Ori has been specifically named in relation to this new purported deal to link the two platforms. Thi...
Some Adobe CC plans are cheaper than normal right now. (Source: Adobe)

Adobe is offering a limited-time discount on individual Creative Cloud Plans

Adobe is offering a discount on the prices of all-app Creative Cloud (CC) plans. This offer applies to monthly-paid prices for CC and CC plus Adobe Stock plans only, and drops them to US$39.99 and $69.98 respectively. It is valid ...
The new fabs will be located south of Seoul. (Source: SK Hynix/Korea Times)

SK Hynix planning enormous US$107 billion semiconductor fab investment

Reuters has reported that the South Korean chipmaker SK Hynix is planning on investing 120 trillion won (~US$106.6 billion) on chip manufacturing plants. The company will also spend an additional 55 trillion won (US$49 billion) on...
The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G has even more cameras than the S10+

Samsung also devoted some of its latest launch event to 5G and its potential in the future of telecommunicatons and online life in general. This led to the unveiling of the Galaxy S10 5G. It has an extra 3D-sensing module on its r...
The Realme 2 Pro is on sale on Flipkart. (Source: Realme)

Realme 2 Pro now available at a discount in India

The Realme 2 Pro is a phone directed at the younger market in a number of countries, including India. Here, the 2 Pro is available at Rs. 1000 (about US$14) less than usual. However, its better-spec'd SKUs are currently out of sto...
The new Canon EOS RP. (Source: Canon)

Canon has released its latest full-frame mirrorless EOS-R line camera

Canon has launched a new full-frame mirrorless camera, the EOS RP. Unlike other DSLRs, even those with APS-C, these devices use a sensor equivalent to traditional film (i.e. they measure 36x24mm in total). This confers advantages ...
The apparent NVIDIA TU116 GPU. (Source: Videocardz)

This is how the new NVIDIA TU116 GPU may look

The existence of the TU116 GPU, which exists to deliver Turing-level performance without ray-tracing, has been established at this stage. Today (February 14, 2019), VideoCardz has posted what it describes as exclusive images of th...
The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 65 W TDP, 8th generation Intel Core processors. (Image source: Shuttle)

The Shuttle DH370: A 1.3 litre PC that supports up to 8th generation Intel Core i7 processors

Shuttle has expanded its range of compact Mini PCs. The DH370 is a barebones PC based on the H370 chipset that can be equipped with up to a hexa-core processor.
Jensen Huang will speak at this year's GTC. (Source: Wikipedia)

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang will give a keynote at the 2019 GPU Technology Conference

Jensen Huang, NVIDIA's chief executive officer (CEO), will deliver the keynote speech at this year's GPU Technology Conference (GTC). This event will take place in several locations in San José, California, from March 17 to 21, 20...
The OPPO K1. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO releases the K1, a mid-ranger with an in-display fingerprint scanner, in India

The OPPO K1 is now available on the Indian market. This phone may compete with others such as the Redmi Note 7, as it has many specs in common with this device, but also has an in-display fingerprint reader. The K1 is exclusive to...
Roland Quandt claims to know what the rear panels of the black S10s Plus look like. (Source: Phone Arena)

Roland Quandt posts images of Galaxy S10+ in black, both glass and ceramic

A tweet including possible live images of the upcoming Galaxy S10 Plus has been submitted by the well-regarded leaker Roland Quandt. Two versions of the same phone in the same color (black) are shown. However, variations in their ...
A new Black Shark is apparently to be released soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi executive confirms existence of 3rd-gen Black Shark gaming phone

Wang Teng Thomas, Xiaomi’s product director, has written a post on Weibo indicating that a follow-up to the 2018 Black Shark Helo is on the way. The executive claimed to have seen this phone in the flesh, describing it as "too fas...
QuadrigaCX lost its founder, and more besides, recently. (Source: QuadrigaCX)

Crypto exchange reportedly loses the equivalent of US$137 million along with its founder

Gerry Cotten, the founder of QuadrigaCX, a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange, recently passed away at the untimely age of 30. However, the company's woes quickly escalated as it became apparent that Cotten had not left the password...
This leak also repeats the 'yellow S10 E' theory. (Source: Navva)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line could start at US$859 in Europe

A major leak for the various verions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 may have outlined which colors and materials these phones will be shipped in this year. This information also contains pricing details which, as MySmartPrice claims, a...
The Galaxy S10 has been reported as in production already. (Source: T3)

Samsung Galaxy S10 production lines are reportedly now open

The Investor, a division of the Korea Herald, has reported that 3 SKUs of the Samsung Galaxy S10 are now being manufactured. This information has apparently come from a source exclusive to the outlet. The S10 units being made now ...
According to Samsung, the 1 TB eUFS solution can manage a random write speed of 50,000 IOPS. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung officially announces mass production of 1 TB eUFS smartphone storage

Samsung Electronics has posted a news item to announce the fact that mass production has started on its 1 TB embedded Universal Flash Storage (eUFS) solution. The 1 TB eUFS has been measured producing a sequential read speed of 10...
The render for the supposed Nokia 1 Plus. (Source: Tiger Mobiles)

Nokia 1 Plus renders and specs may have leaked online

The Nokia 1 Plus is a potential refresh or successor to the 1, an ultra-budget Android Go device. Images and specs purportedly associated with this new phone have surfaced online. According to them, the 1 Plus may gain a faster So...
The Nokia 3.1 Plus can now be bought in the US through Cricket Wireless.

Nokia 3.1 Plus and Alcatel Onyx now available on Cricket Wireless

Cricket Wireless can now offer the Nokia 3.1 Plus as a result of a new deal made with HMD Global. The budget smartphone will be sold at US$159.99 in its stores. However, it will have competition from the Alcatel Onyx, an equally b...
QNAP TR-004 hardware RAID storage expansion device (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP launches the TR-004 hardware RAID storage expansion device

Unveiled back in 2018, the QNAP TR-004 is finally available for purchase. This storage accessory is a 4-bay hardware RAID storage expansion device that sports USB 3.0 Type-C connectivity and can be attached to a PC or a NAS. When ...

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