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Cyberpunk 2077 may still run well on older systems. (Source: CD Projekt Red)

The Cyberpunk 2077 experience on the PS4 or Xbox One is slated to be "surprisingly good" by CD Projekt Red CEO

CD Projekt Red has just held its third-quarter earnings call for 2020, during which its president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński fielded various questions, many of which were about the upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077. One of them may a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:09:00 +0100
The Blackview BL6000 Pro 5G. (Source: Indiegogo)

Blackview attracts over 2500% of its crowdfunding goal for the rugged Dmensity 800-powered BL6000 Pro

The OEM Blackview decided to combine 5G connectivity with its popular line of rugged phones in the BL6000 Pro. And then it chose to launch this IP68/IP69K-rated device via Indiegogo. This strategy appears to have worked out very w...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 19:08:00 +0100
The "Reno 5" on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

A probable OPPO Reno 5 pops up on TENAA

Some recent rumors have pointed to the imminent launch of the OPPO Reno 5 and 5 Pro, which are said to run on the Snapdragon 765G and Dimensity 1000+ SoCs respectively. A new leak from the Chinese regulator TENAA may give them mor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 17:29:00 +0100
The possible Reno 5 Pro on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

The alleged OPPO Reno 5 Pro pops up on the TENAA and 3C websites

Earlier, the appearance of a new OPPO phone with what seems to be the Dimensity 1000+ processor and 8GB of RAM gave rise to speculation that it is the Reno 5 Pro, meaning it and its vanilla sibling will launch soon. Now, a device ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 23:08:00 +0100
Nokia's new flagship TV. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches Android TVs in Europe through Streamview

Streamview is an Austrian-based retailer specializing in TVs and streaming boxes. Its latest launch is for new Nokia TVs for the European market. They have 32- to 75-inch screens, most of which are also 4K and support Dolby Vision...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:26:00 +0100
A "Motorola Nio" render. (Source: TechnikNews)

Motorola's "Nio" is rumored to have the Snapdragon 865 SoC, Android 11 and a 105Hz refresh rate

Motorola is now said to have a new high-end device in the works that might run Android 11 out of the box. It is also touted to have at least 8GB of RAM and a 64MP main camera. A leaker also now claims it will have a rather unusual...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:05:00 +0100
The new QNAP servers. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP announces a new Intel Xeon-based NAS with optional Thunderbolt 3 upgrades

QNAP has launched the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X, 2 new enterprise-grade NAS servers with the Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core/12-thread processor. They are also compatible with PCIe Gen 3 cards that can augment them with up to 4 Thunderbo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:33:00 +0100
An up-to-date OPPO Reno render. (Source: HT Tech)

OPPO's Reno 5 Pro will launch with the Dimensity 1000+ processor: new leak

A new device from OPPO has surfaced on Geekbench 5 running on MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1000+ SoC. This has led to speculation that the phone in question is the Reno 5 Pro. Meanwhile, its vanilla variant is rumored to exhibit ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:36:00 +0100
An early Note 9 5G leak. (Source: TENAA)

A possible Redmi Note 9 5G leaks onto Geekbench ahead of its launch

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi Note 9 5G series will launch on November 26, 2020. Prior to this, however, a new device from this OEM thought to be the new line's base model has appeared on Geekbench. It seems to have the phon...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 23:50:00 +0100
The new Cosmos Max home theater projector. (Source: Nebula)

Nebula announces new Cosmos and Cosmos Max home projectors

Nebula is a brand that has seen success on crowdfunding websites for its portable, compact projectors. Now, it is back with a more conventional launch for its new Cosmos and Cosmos Max products. They are rated for 1080p and 4K res...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:23:00 +0100
Team Group T-FORCE ZEUS DDR4 and SO-DIMM DDR4 kits (Source: Team Group)

Team Group unveils the T-FORCE ZEUS DDR4 kits for desktops and laptops

The new T-FORCE ZEUS DDR4 memory kits by Team Group target both desktops and laptops, featuring multiple frequency options, up to 64 GB (2 x 32 GB) capacity choices, and high-quality IC with stable performance under heavy workload...
Codrut Nistor, Sun, 22 Nov 2020 19:41:00 +0100
Eve might have an event in the works. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve Devices teases a possible V 2020 announcement

The Eve V 2020 is an upcoming device touted as a potential Microsoft Surface Pro rival. Its manufacturer has issued a December 2020 "save the date", with strong overtones of an unveiling or statement related to the Tiger Lake 2-in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 22:24:00 +0100
The new FX6. (Source: Sony)

Sony introduces the FX6 as the first new member of the Cinema Line

The FX6 is Sony's latest professional cine-grade camera. Despite this - and its full array of controls, E-lens mount and top handle, it is rated to be relatively light and compact. Nevertheless, it also still packs tech and featur...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:41:00 +0100
Some OriginOS features. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo unveils OriginOS, a new software skin packed full of custom features

Vivo held its Developer Conference today (November 18, 2020). This event was dominated by the introduction of OriginOS, a new UI the OEM has developed in order to replace Funtouch OS on its smartphones. With its adaptive, dynamic ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
The Galaxy M40. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy M42 is a phone that might launch with a 6000mAh battery

A leak pointing to a new Samsung smartphone battery with a 5830mAh battery may also imply the imminent launch of a device called the Galaxy M42. This putative phone is rumored to have a 64MP primary camera, and may be available in...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 23:57:00 +0100
Apple M1 processor used in the new MacBook Air, SSD twice as fast as that of the 2020 MacBook Air with Intel processor (Source: Apple)

M1 MacBook Air's SSD is twice as fast as that of the latest Intel-based model

A recent storage benchmark result that was published on the MacRumors Forums website by a new owner of the M1 MacBook Air reveals impressive results: almost 2,200 MB/s write and over 2,600 MB/s read speed. These results come along...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 17 Nov 2020 10:15:00 +0100
A new Eve V 2020 render. (Source: Eve Devices)

Eve V 2020: fans can now vote on the upcoming 2-in-1's CPU, memory and wireless specs

Eve Devices has already invited feedback on the keyboard and chassis of its second-generation "crowd-designed" convertible, the V 2020. Now, it's the turn of its chipset, RAM, wireless connectivity and other specs. The company see...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 16 Nov 2020 21:40:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 8 Global variant has been struggling to receive a MIUI 12 update. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Redmi Note 8 issues with MIUI 12 Global stable ROM continue to mount up according to Xiaomi poll feedback

A Xiaomi poll has revealed the disconcerting state of affairs in regard to Redmi Note 8 users waiting for the MIUI 12 Global stable ROM V12.0.1.0.QCOMIXM. While issues with receiving the update OTA have already been detailed, it a...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 15 Nov 2020 20:35:00 +0100
The Nokia 2.4. (Source: Nokia

The Nokia 2.4 is now said to launch in India soon

The Nokia 2.4 is a new phone with a 6.5-inch HD+ display and dual rear cameras starting at about US$141. However, its maker has yet to bring this potentiallly attractive budget prospect to the Indian market. Now, however, there ar...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 18:23:00 +0100
The 2020 Nokia 8000. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches the 6300 and 8000 4G: modern feature phones starting at US$58

Nokia has introduced some old familiar names as new KaiOS devices. These versions of the 6300 and 8000 have 4G/LTE in 2020, although they look much the same as old-school button phones. There are also features such as FM radios, W...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 14 Nov 2020 00:29:00 +0100
The PS5, XSX, and PCIe 4.0 SSD are way ahead of the hard drive. (Image source: CD Projekt/Pug Tech Tips)

PlayStation 5 vs Xbox Series X vs Sabrent Rocket PCIe 4.0 SSD vs HDD load times: Say farewell to the last generation

The PlayStation 5 has now joined the Xbox Series X in being officially launched, and the two current-gen consoles have united with a superfast Sabrent Rocket NVMe M.2 PCIe 4.0 1 TB SSD in a game load time comparison against a lowl...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:47:00 +0100
A Moto G Stylus 2021 render. (Source: Voice)

New Motorola Moto G Stylus leaks point to a bigger screen and newer SoC in 2021

Motorola launched a Moto G-series phone with an in-built pen for the first time earlier in 2020. Now, it seems its successor will have more real estate for its special feature. It may also have a Snapdragon 675 processor, a quad r...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 12 Nov 2020 20:22:00 +0100
The new Dimensity 700. (Source: MediaTek)

MediaTek announces the Dimensity 700, a 5G chipset for next-gen mid-range phones

MediaTek has launched a new addition to its Dimensity series of mobile processors. This 700 chipset is based on a 7 nanometer process and has 8 cores with a maximum speed of 2.2GHz. It supports LP-DDR4X RAM, UFS 2.2 storage and du...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 22:13:00 +0100
Is ths the new Nokia 8000? (Source: WinFuture)

A new poster may show the rumored Nokia 8000 4G's design

Recent leaks have pointed to a "new" Nokia 8000 that may launch soon. The reliable tips site WinFuture has now posted what looks like a real-life promo for this device. The possible marketing image paints the device as a high-end ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 10 Nov 2020 16:22:00 +0100
Sony has started a new product line. (Source: Sony)

Sony's first-ever drone is set to launch in early 2021

Sony has announced the creation of the Airpeak brand, which is to be applied to a new series of drones developed by this OEM. However, it seems these devices are to be pitched at professional content creators and enterprise custom...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 09 Nov 2020 23:36:00 +0100
The new Mi Notebook 14. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi launches the new e-Learning Edition of the Mi Notebook 14 in India

Xiaomi has pitched its latest version of its 2020 14-inch laptop at students in need of new remote learning hardware. It has many specs in common with its pre-existing vanilla and Horizon siblings, although it has a 10th-gen Core ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 06 Nov 2020 17:53:00 +0100
PlayStation 5 fans may have to wait a while before attempting to expand the console's storage

The PlayStation 5 will not allow users to add more solid-state storage at launch; functionality expected to arrive via a future update

A Sony spokesperson has confirmed that PlayStation 5 users will not be able to install their own NVMe SSDs on the console at launch. Users may have to wait for a few months for Sony to enable the feature via a software update. How...
Anil Satyanarayana, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 21:15:00 +0100
The Pixel 4a 5G is released to more markets. (Source: Google)

The Pixel 4a (5G) is now available to pre-order in some European countries

Today, (November 5, 2020) Google has released the 5G variant of the Pixel 4a for pre-orders in Germany, France, the UK and Ireland. As with its flagship sibling, the 5, they come with an offer of free Bose wireless headphones with...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:39:00 +0100
G.Skill Trident Z Neo memory kits for AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs (Source: G.Skill)

G.Skill reveals Trident Z Neo DDR4 kits — up to 4000 MHz and 64 GB — for AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop CPUs

Fully compatible with the brand-new AMD Ryzen 5000 desktop processors, G.SKILL's Trident Z Neo DDR4 memory kits feature low-latency CL14 timings, up to 4000 MHz frequencies, and come in capacities that go all the way up to 64 GB. ...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 19:22:00 +0100
Yahoo Mail to drop automatic forwarding for free accounts on January 1, 2021 (Source: Own)

Yahoo Mail to drop automatic forwarding option for free users

Down to one of the less important email service providers from the market leader position, Yahoo Mail continues on its downward spiral. Starting January 1, 2021, those who use free Yahoo Mail accounts will lose the automatic forwa...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 05 Nov 2020 08:50:00 +0100
The Huawei Mate 40 RS post-teardown. (Source: Bilibili via SeekDevice)

A Huawei Mate 40 RS teardown reveals an ultra-fast in-house memory chip

The Huawei Mate 40 RS is a special edition of its new flagship smartphone series with 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. A new report indicates that the latter spec is handled not by a standard mobile ROM module but by one...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 03 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
Google's Pixel 5 from the inside. (Source: YouTube)

The Google Pixel 5 looks decently reparable in a new video

The YouTuber PBK Reviews has conducted a Pixel 5 teardown on this channel. It seemed relatively easy to do so, possibly showing that several individual components can be replaced with ease. Then again, the vlogger could find no si...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 02 Nov 2020 16:31:00 +0100
The probable OPPO K7x. (Source: TENAA)

OPPO is slated to launch the K7x, a new phone with affordable 5G specs, in November 2020

Recently, an upcoming OPPO device with a pleasant dark blue finish and quad rear cameras appeared on the Chinese regulator TENAA's website. Subsequent leaks indicate that it is the K7x 5G, a 90Hz display device slated to launch on...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 18:49:00 +0100
An iPhone 12 responds poorly to independent repair. (Source: YouTube)

The iPhone 12 proves extremely repair-unfriendly in a new video

Apple's products have shown themselves as resistant to teardowns and re-assembly in the past. The Australian device-repair YouTuber Hugh Jeffreys has posted a new video that seems to demonstrate that this is also true of the recen...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 17:23:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 promises gamers stellar performance. (Image source: PlayStation)

Leaked PlayStation 5 video reveals ultrarapid two-second transition time from the PS5 UI to Spider-Man: Miles Morales game save

A leaked video clip of the PlayStation 5 in action has been amazing fans with its superfast load times. One of the highlights on display is the time it takes to get from the PS5 user interface to the Spider-Man: Miles Morales game...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 11:20:00 +0100
Lexar launches 1066x UHS-I Silver MicroSD series starting at $29 USD (Source: Lexar)

Lexar launches 1066x UHS-I Silver MicroSD series starting at $29 USD

The affordable 1066x cards will offer maximum read and write rates of 160 MB/s and 120 MB/s, respectively, compared to 270 MB/s on Lexar's more expensive 1800x lineup.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 31 Oct 2020 05:30:00 +0100
The "new" C15. (Source: Realme)

Realme launches a "Qualcomm Edition" of the 6000mAh battery-toting C15

Realme launched its first ever 6000mAh battery phone in July 2020. The C15 also had a 6.5-inch HD+ IPS display, quad rear cameras and the MediaTek Helio G35 SoC. Now, the OEM is releasing a version of this phone with 1 crucial dif...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:55:00 +0100
A schematic for the upcoming Samsung phone. (Source: FCC via NashvilleChatter)

The FCC certifies what may be 2021's cheapest Samsung Galaxy A-series smartphone

Samsung has obtained Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approval for a device called the SM-A205M. This, according to several leaks, may be launched as the Galaxy A02 or possibly A02s. Its new registration shows that it is a ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 29 Oct 2020 23:19:00 +0100
Samsung Display can sell to Huawei again. (Source: Samsung)

Huawei can now order Samsung displays again

Huawei's place on the US administration's Entity List had cut it off from supplies of high-end OLED smartphone panels from Samsung and LG. However, new reports indicated that the former has obtained a license to sell these compone...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 18:12:00 +0100
The PS5 features an expansion slot for an additional NVMe M.2 SSD. (Image source: PlayStation)

Updated | Mysterious PlayStation 5 SSD price tag pops up online and suspiciously seems like a steal

A PS5 SSD price tag that purportedly comes from Walmart has appeared online, and if it is accurate then the practically must-have PlayStation 5 accessory seems like a steal. Little further information can be gleaned from the tag, ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 28 Oct 2020 08:24:00 +0100
The Amazfits GTR and GTS 2. (Source: Huami)

Huami launches the Amazfit GTR 2 and GTS 2 smartwatches for the US and UK markets

The OEM Huami has held its global launch for the second-gen Amazfit GTR and GTS wearables, although they will only be released in the US and UK markets to start off with. These smartwatches feature blood-oxygen, heart-rate, sleep ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 22:56:00 +0100
The new DOOGEE S96 Pro. (Source: DOOGEE)

DOOGEE launches the S96 Pro as the world’s first rugged Android 10 phone with IR night-vision

DOOGEE's latest in its line of durable smartphones is the S96 Pro. This device counts a 20MP Sony "night vision" sensor among its 4 rear cameras. It also has a colossal battery of over 6000mAh in capacity, an ingress-protection ra...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 27 Oct 2020 16:20:00 +0100
The new Redmi K30S may look a lot like this. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi is slated to launch the Redmi K30S Extreme Commemorative Edition in China

Redmi is set to add a new member to the K30 series tomorrow, albeit in China only. However, the rest of the world has apparently already seen this phone, as it is a rebranded Mi 10T. Nevertheless, it is projected to sell for price...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:56:00 +0100
The new iQOO U1x. (Source: iQOO)

iQOO launches its affordable U1x alongside a new 12GB RAM option for the Z1

iQOO has launched the uncharacteristically budget U1x smartphone in China. With its Snapdragon 662 SoC, relatively small HD display and 5000mAh battery, it should get a lot of screen-on time, at least. It has debuted alongside a n...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 25 Oct 2020 18:19:00 +0100
Samsung's 2021 budget phones may be out there in leak form. (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy A02s pops up on Geekbench 4

Some evidence of Samsung's next-gen super-budget smartphones has appeared in a new tip. It concerns a phone thought to be called the Galaxy A02s, which appears to be a 3GB RAM version of the also-rumored Galaxy A02. Oddly, however...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 24 Oct 2020 19:31:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5's Media Remote. (Source: Sony)

These are the entertainment apps to be available on the PlayStation 5 from launch

A Sony executive's latest blog post has revealed that 6 different major content-streaming platforms will be compatible with the PlayStation 5 from day 1. They include Spotify, YouTube, Disney Plus and Netflix, which will get their...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 23 Oct 2020 20:48:00 +0200
PNY XLR8 M.2 Gen 4 NVMe SSDs launching in same month as the Playstation 5, but they probably won't be compatible (Source: PNY)

PNY XLR8 M.2 Gen 4 NVMe SSDs launching in same month as the Playstation 5, but they probably won't be compatible

The PNY XLR8 CS3040 NVMe SSDs are rated for speeds of up to 5.6 GB/s compared to the 5.5 GB/s SSD in the PS5. However, we doubt that the 100 MB/s difference will be enough of an overhead to make the PNY drives a good fit for the S...
Allen Ngo, Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:00:00 +0200
The OnePlus 8T is now on T-Mobile. (Source: OnePlus)

T-Mobile launches the OnePlus 8T with an introductory 50% discount offer

The US carrier T-Mobile now lists the new OnePlus 8T as its latest 5G phone. It costs the same as unlocked units in this country; however, a buyer may avail of an offer by which one is half this price when bought with a new line o...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 19:22:00 +0200
The EZVIZ C3X camera. (Source: EZVIZ)

EZVIZ releases the C3X night-vision security camera in the UK

The C3X is an external home-security camera of the type that integrates AI so as to distinguish potentially dangerous moving objects such as people and cars in the vicinity from others such as animals. Its maker EZVIZ also claims ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 18:54:00 +0200
Intel's SSD business will soon belong to SK Hynix. (Image via Intel)

SK Hynix buys Intel's NAND business for US$9 billion

SK Hynix and Intel have reached a deal to sell Intel's NAND memory business for US$9 billion over the next 5 years. The sale includes Intel's NAND IPs and a NAND manufacturing facility in China.
Sam Medley, Tue, 20 Oct 2020 14:58:00 +0200

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