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StarTech M2E1BMU31C M.2 NVMe enclosure offers 1 GB/s transfer rates

StarTech M2E1BMU31C M.2 NVMe enclosure offers 1 GB/s transfer rates over USB

The plug-and-play enclosure will set you back just over $100, but it gets the job done with the promise of a two-year warranty and a solid high quality metal chassis. We test the claimed 1000 MB/s transfer rate to see just how clo...
Allen Ngo, Sat, 04 Apr 2020 07:22:00 +0200
The Vivo Y50's leaked promotional material. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Rumor | An upcoming Vivo Y-series phone will have a punch-hole display

A new leak suggests that Vivo's Y series of phones will get a new model soon. It may be called the Y50, and have an in-display selfie camera. This new device is also thought to have quad cameras and to have 6 to 8GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 23:43:00 +0200
The Huawei Atlas 900. (Source: Huawei)

The Huawei Atlas 900 is a 2020 Red Dot Design Award-winning AI cluster

Huawei's Atlas series is this OEM's take on the AI cluster, which delivers extremely high-volume processing for this area of computing. One of its latest variants, the 900, has just won a Red Dot Design Award for 2020. This group ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 18:43:00 +0200
HP P700 is a tiny USB Type-C SSD capable of 1000 MB/s transfer rates

HP P700 is a tiny USB Type-C SSD capable of 1000 MB/s transfer rates

The external drive is about two times faster than most SATA III SSDs by using the wider bandwidth available from USB Type-C ports.
Allen Ngo, Fri, 03 Apr 2020 05:38:00 +0200
The ROG Keystone 2. Image via Asus

Asus announces new ROG Keystone 2

Asus announced the new ROG Keystone 2 today. The device, which is a proprietary NFC key, allows users to easily transfer system and game profiles between supported ROG machines. The Keystone 2 also includes a hidden encrypted stor...
Sam Medley, Thu, 02 Apr 2020 09:01:00 +0200
IS OPPO preparing the Reno3 Pro 5G for launch again? (Source: OPPO)

OPPO's Reno3 Pro 5G is cleared for launch in the US

OPPO has released 4G variants of its Reno3 series outside of its native China. Now, it seems it is letting the original, 5G versions of these phones out into the wider world too. It has been certified by the Federal Communications...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 01 Apr 2020 21:28:00 +0200
A Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite render. (Source: Android Headlines)

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite: Amazon.de reportedly lists its specs and release date

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is thought to gain a Lite version soon. This appears to have been confirmed by reports that this device had appeared on Amazon Germany ahead of its launch on this platform. This possibly accidental listin...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 23:18:00 +0200
The new Vivo S6 5G. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo launches the S6 5G, a new Exynos 980 phone

Vivo has launched its latest 5G smartphone today (March 31, 2020). It is called the S6, in line with some predictions made as a result of its prior leaks. This device has a 6.44-inch FHD+ AMOLED screen and is also the newest membe...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 19:54:00 +0200
Today is World Backup Day, so you might want to ensure your essential digital assets are safe (Source: World Backup Day)

Are your files safe? Today is World Backup Day

Since almost 20 percent of computer users have been targeted by a malware attack in the last year and about the same percentage have never backed up their data, today is a great day to finally back up your files or refresh your ex...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 14:17:00 +0200
The Realme 6 is now available in Europe. (Source: YouTube)

Realme launches the 6 series in Europe, but where's the Pro?

Realme introduced its 6 series of smartphones to Europe via an online launch today (March 31, 2020). It consists of the 6 and 6i - with no mention of the Pro variant available in other regions. This event also debuted the MediaTek...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 31 Mar 2020 13:12:00 +0200
The Honor Play 9a. (Source: Honor)

Honor launches a new addition to its Play series alongside the 30S

Honor formally unveiled the 30S 5G online in China today. It was less expectedly joined by the Play 9a, a decidedly budget alternative. Quite unlike the new Kirin 820 device, it is a dual-rear-camera phone with 4GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:50:00 +0200
The CTL VX11 Chromebook. (Source: CTL)

CTL launches its new VX11 Chromebook

CTL has unveiled the latest addition to its series of affordable Chrome OS devices. The VX11 is powered by the Intel Celeron N4020 chipset, thus boosting the Wi-Fi speeds and performance of this 11.6-inch convertible. It also has ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Mar 2020 23:00:00 +0200
The "Reno Ace 2" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA via GizmoChina)

OPPO is preparing what may be a 2nd-gen Reno Ace for the Chinese market

The Reno Ace is an OPPO phone in which this OEM's ultra-fast 65-watt (W) charging tech was debuted. Now, some leaks assert that a new device from the same company is its successor. With what looks like the Snapdragon 865 SoC and 8...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:33:00 +0100
A Samsung Galaxy M11 promo(?). (Source: YTechB via SlashLeaks)

A new leak may reveal color options and confirm specs for the Samsung Galaxy M11

The M11 may be one of the next 2020 mid-range Samsung Galaxy-series phone to see a launch date. A new tip posted to SlashLeaks purports to show which colors this phone will come in. It also includes a full spec list for this devic...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:58:00 +0100
The Motorola One. (Source: Motorola)

The Motorola One starts updating to Android 10

Motorola introduced its latest entry- to mid-range One series of phones in late 2018 with an eponymous variant. Therefore, it may have disappointed many of its fans that it has taken it this long to get a build of Android 10. This...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 18:30:00 +0100
HP SSD EX950 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

HP SSD EX950 PCIe x4 NVMe SSD Benchmarked

Writes faster than it can read. Even though HP laptops don't ship with HP SSDs, the OEM still offers its own high-end solution for gamers and content creators through the EX series.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 28 Mar 2020 06:11:00 +0100
Control has been added to GeForce NOW. (Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA's GeForce NOW to get new games every week

GeForce NOW is NVIDIA's cloud-gaming service. Its streaming library may be bolstered by a new announcement that it will have new titles added by the week going forward. The first batch debuted as a result of this initiative includ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 27 Mar 2020 22:10:00 +0100
Samsung may have started rolling One UI 2.0 out to the Galaxy Fold. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Fold reportedly receives its first taste of Android 10

A Samsung firmware-monitoring website now claims to have detected an update to OneUI 2.0 for the Galaxy Fold. Unfortunately, it appears to be for the 4G/LTE variants of this device only thus far. In addition, its OTA appears to be...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 21:23:00 +0100
The Vivo Z6 seems to be getting a new sibling. (Source: Vivo)

Vivo may release an Exynos 980 version of the Z6 5G: new leak

According to a new Geekbench leak, Vivo has a phone with a 5G-as-standard SoC, 8GB of RAM and Android 10 on the way. However, the OEM already has released a phone of this description: the Z6. The only apparent differences between ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 18:58:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 will feature a custom flash controller. (Image source: Sony)

Rumour | Sony brags about the PlayStation 5's SSD making playing games as fast as opening Netflix

Excited for the PlayStation 5 later this year? Well, amid all the noise about the console's specifications, Sony is briefing developers that its SSD should make playing a game as easy as opening Netflix. Is the next-generation con...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 26 Mar 2020 17:12:00 +0100
Some Samsung DRAM. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung introduces its "industry-first" EUV-made DDR4 DRAM

Samsung has announced that the first million units of its revolutionary DRAM made using extreme UV (EUV) techniques have been shipped. This new kind of DDR4 memory's production method is touted to result in higher performance, as ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 25 Mar 2020 19:18:00 +0100
The new Reolink Lumus. (Source: Reolink)

The new Reolink Lumus Wi-Fi security camera also has a motion-activated spotlight

Most IP and Wi-Fi-connected home security cameras are designed to simply detect suspicious movement on a property. However, the Lumus may improve on such products from Reolink in that it also has a built-in spotlight. This augment...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 24 Mar 2020 18:00:00 +0100
Some cloud gaming market stats. (Source: Fortune Business Insights)

The cloud gaming market is now projected to be worth as much as US$56.57 billion by 2027

Cloud gaming is an emerging alternative to user-owned PC set-ups, in that the massive amounts of GPU power required to sustain it are accessed remotely. Its market had an estimated value of US$12.53 billion in 2018. However, a new...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 18:15:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9S. (Source: YouTube)

Xiaomi launches the Redmi Note 9S: a 9 Pro for more of the world

The Redmi Note 9S has been unveiled in an online event streamed via YouTube and Facebook. This phone is the Malaysian version of the 9 Pro, with nearly the exact same specs, as projected earlier. However, it is also to be released...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 23 Mar 2020 16:22:00 +0100
The ROG Zephyrus G14. (Source: Asus)

The ROG Zephyrus G14 with a Ryzen 5 4600H APU may now be pre-ordered in Sweden

The AMD Ryzen 5 variant of the new Asus ROG Zephyrus G14 seems all but confirmed in a new listing on a Swedish online PC retail site. This company claims to have SKUs of this notebook with the Ryzen 5 4600H processor in stock. It ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Mar 2020 17:25:00 +0100
A render showing the Axon 11's rumored square camera. (Source: Weibo via IndiaShopps)

ZTE's Axon 11 is a mid-range 5G device to launch in March 2020: new leaks

ZTE is already linked to a device called the Axon 10s Pro based on the Snapdragon 865 SoC and the 5G X55 modem. Now, it appears the Axon 11 is also on the way. This one is no flagship, however: it is more likely to offer the mid-r...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 14:25:00 +0100
The OPPO A11. (Source: Look4Mobile)

Thailand's NBTC regulator approves the OPPO A12

The OPPO A11 is a budget phone with quad cameras from 2019. Now, it appears it has a successor destined for markets such as that of Thailand (and also possibly Indonesia). However, it seems this phone is, if anything, even more lo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 20 Mar 2020 13:25:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A41. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A41 launches in Japan

Following protracted speculation, Samsung has debuted the Galaxy A41. It has a 6.1-inch SuperAMOLED display with a U-shaped notch and a 3500mAh battery. It also has an IP68 ingress-protection rating and 4GB of RAM.
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 21:42:00 +0100
The Galaxy Tab A series might get a new addition soon. (Source: Samsung)

A new leak points to a budget-looking new Samsung Galaxy Tab on the way

Geekbench 5's database has just turned up a new entry for a "Samsung SM-T307U". This model number may be for a tablet, in which case it would be a slate running on the Exynos 7885 processor and 3GB of RAM. As if to underpin this p...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 18:27:00 +0100
The SSD in the PS5 is a lot more powerful than the one in the Xbox Series X. (Image Source: Let'sGoDigital)

The PlayStation 5 SSD comes in an odd capacity and can fill 16 GB of RAM in just two seconds

One of the defining features of the PlayStation 5 and one that Mark Cerny stressed a lot upon is the console's storage. Sony's custom flash controller has performance equivalent to that of nine Zen 2 cores and can deliver up to 5....
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 19 Mar 2020 00:36:00 +0100
The Realme 6i in its 2 color SKUs. (Source: Realme)

The Realme 6i with a MediaTek Helio G80 SoC gets launched

Realme has confirmed leaks pointing to a Helio G80-powered phone with the launch of the 6i in Myanmar. Unlike the rest of its new series, this phone has an HD+ display, although it outdoes the rest with a 5000mAh battery. It also ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 22:32:00 +0100
Google's Advanced Protection has new features. (Source: Google)

Google's Advanced Protection starts to prevent the side-loading of non-Play Store apps

Advanced Protection is a program offered by Google to those potentially in need of enhanced mobile-device security. The Mountain View giant has announced some new changes to its policies. They include a built-in blocker for side-l...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:03:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Mi.com)

The Redmi Note 9S is a re-branded Note 9 Pro for another market: new leak

Redmi has just announced a launch date for a phone called the Note 9S in Malaysia. Now, a new entry on the Geekbench 5 website for this device returns the same specs as the Note 9 Pro. This suggests the 2 products are one and the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 18 Mar 2020 19:28:00 +0100
The Reno3 has gone international. (Source: OPPO)

OPPO launches a 4G/LTE version of the Reno3 globally

The Reno3 smartphone was released earlier with the MediaTek Dimensity 1000L SoC, which made it a 5G device. Now, its maker OPPO has announced a 2nd version of this phone with a Helio P90 processor instead. Otherwise, the phone com...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 20:40:00 +0100
The eUFS 3.1 chips come in 512, 256 and 128 GB flavors. (Image Source: Samsung)

Samsung brings mobile storage one step closer to NVMe speeds with eUFS 3.1

The latest mobile storage standard is optimized for 8K videos and large image files. With sequential write speeds improved by almost 3 times, users will soon be able to transfer 100 GB of files in only 1.5 minutes. General respons...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 17 Mar 2020 15:59:00 +0100
Call of Duty has passed the 60 million units mark on Xbox/PS4. (Source: Steam)

The Call of Duty series has made the list of best-selling Xbox/PS4 titles, with over 60 million units sold

Since its launch in 2004, Call of Duty has amassed numerous new variants and widespread success worldwide. Now, new research shows that this line of games is ranked second in terms of console units sold as of January 2020. Black O...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 19:33:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion. (Source: Samsung)

US pricing for the QLED Samsung Galaxy Book Ion is leaked; release seems imminent

The Samsung Galaxy Book Ion raised some interest at SDC19 and CES 2020 as it purported to offer a QLED display in a more mid-range laptop. However, nothing had been heard about it in the US since then. Now, a listing with a USD pr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 18:29:00 +0100
An LG CineBeam AI ThinQ 4K UHD projector. (Source: LG)

LG's 4K UHD CineBeam projectors can now use Amazon Alexa

The CineBeam projectors support 4K UHD content and LG's ThinQ AI. Now, they also support Amazon Alexa thanks to a new software update. This applies to the HU70LA and HU85LA variants of this series.
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 16 Mar 2020 17:47:00 +0100
The Redmi K30. (Source: Gearbest)

Rumor | The Redmi K30 Pro will launch as a Snapdragon 865 flagship killer

The Redmi K30 Pro is a hotly-anticipated device, yet remains conspicuous by its absence. An eminent leaker has just claimed that it will be one of the cheapest flagship-grade phones of 2020 - if not the cheapest. However, this pos...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Mar 2020 18:55:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 is getting a cheaper version soon. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Lite passes FCC testing

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has confirmed the existence of an impending Lite variant of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Tab. Now, the FCC has added a tablet with its model number to its database of verified devices. This sugg...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 15 Mar 2020 18:17:00 +0100
The alleged new kind of Motorola display. (Source: XDA)

The 2020 Motorola 'flagship' phone's waterfall display is possibly confirmed in a new leak

Motorola is currently thought to have a smartphone called the Edge planned for release this year. It has been rumored to rock a waterfall-type display. XDA contributors claim to have live images that show this is in fact the case.
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Mar 2020 18:13:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A11. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A11 is here, following a low-key debut

Samsung has launched the Galaxy A11 to little fanfare. This triple-camera device matches well with its recent leaks, having a 6.4-inch HD+ LCD display with a punch-hole for its 8MP selfie camera. It will succeed a phone that start...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 14 Mar 2020 16:56:00 +0100
The OnePlus 7T series has an Open Beta. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus announces the 7T and 7T Pro's first OxygenOS Open Beta

OnePlus often releases Open Beta versions of its Android skin, OxygenOS. They are often updated compared to the "normal" (stable) builds in terms of features, security patches and other new tweaks. The OEM has started just such a ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 22:54:00 +0100
The Samsung SM-M11F/DSN is officially validated. (Source: NCC via MySmartPrice)

The Samsung Galaxy M11 is revealed to have a punch-hole display and a 3.5mm jack

A device called the Samsung SM-M11F/DSN has reportedly been approved by Thailand's national regulator, the NCC. This phone is most likely to be called the Galaxy M11 on its launch. According to its new leak, it will have a display...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 13 Mar 2020 22:25:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy A20. (Source: eBay)

The Samsung Galaxy A21 may be on the way, according to a new leak

Both Samsung and the rumor mill seem to be working hard these days on populating the 2019 Galaxy A series with new generations. The latest of these is reportedly the A21. According to new Geekbench listings, it will be powered by ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Mar 2020 23:19:00 +0100
The new Red Magic 5G. (Source: Nubia)

Nubia launches the Red Magic 5G in China

The 144Hz phone is here! Nubia's new addition to its mobile gaming line-up is its first 5G model, and has flagship specs as usual. It is equipped with the Snapdragon 865 SoC, a 16GB RAM variant and a spinning fan as expected. The ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 12 Mar 2020 19:11:00 +0100
There may be a new Galaxy A phone soon. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung gets the Galaxy A31 through FCC testing

The Galaxy A31 may be one of Samsung's next budget smartphones. A device with its probable model number has been certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This leak does not confirm any specs, but does at least ind...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 11 Mar 2020 19:14:00 +0100
Is this the Google Pixel 4a? (Source: YouTube)

The Pixel 4a will have a 60Hz refresh rate, according to its new near-full specs leak

A Spanish-language vlogger claims to have access to video showing a working unit of the upcoming Pixel 4a. This leak alleges that the phone has a 5.81-inch FHD+ display with a distinctly standard refresh rate. Its SoC, internal me...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 22:27:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy M40. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy M40 updates to Android 10

Samsung launched the Galaxy M40 in June 2019. Now, it is reportedly receiving a major software upgrade in its first market (India), bringing Android 10 and all of its main features to the mid-ranger. This OTA also contains an up-t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 10 Mar 2020 19:15:00 +0100
Buffalo's new SSD is not much larger than a conventional USB stick. (Image: Buffalo Technology)

Buffalo presents a tiny and 15 g USB Type-C SSD

The latest SSD from Buffalo is tiny, with dimensions akin to a USB stick and a weight of just 15 g. The fast USB Type-C SSD is robust too and is the perfect choice for those who prefer to travel light.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 09 Mar 2020 21:29:00 +0100

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