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SK Hynix has developed 16 Gb DDR5 DRAM. (Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix reveals 1Ynm 16 Gb DDR5 DRAM

SK Hynix has published a press release to announce the development of 16 Gb DDR5 DRAM, the first in the industry that meets JEDEC standards. The South Korean memory manufacturer has managed to lower the operating voltage for the D...
Adoptable Storage may be making a return to Samsung Android devices. (Source:

Android's Adoptable Storage feature may be coming back to Samsung devices

Adoptable Storage is a feature introduced with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). It allows a phone to effectively turn a microSD card into its own internal storage. Some brands still allow Adoptable Storage in their stock ROMs, but Samsu...
The 7nm Vega 20 architecture. (Source: AMD)

New AMD Radeon Instinct line-up with 7nm Vega GPU released

AMD's Radeon Instinct series are HPC GPUs for applications such as deep learning, science, financial services and other extremely high-performance areas. As promised, its latest models (the MI50 and MI60) come with 7-nanometer Veg...
The new LaCie portable SSD. (Source: LaCie)

LaCie releases new portable SSD with USB type C port

LaCie, a subsidiary of Seagate, has released its latest portable SSD with USB type C. The company claims that it can transfer data at up to 540 MB/s and support up to USB 3.0 standards. The LaCie type C portable SSD is also suppos...
The Xiaomi Black Shark will be available in Europe soon. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Black Shark to hit Europe on November 16

The Black Shark is Xiaomi's take on a gaming phone. It is powered by up-to-date hardware, although it lacks a headphone jack. Xiaomi has announced that it will release this phone into the European market on November 16.
T-Mobile is selling OnePlus flagships this year. (Source: T-Mobile)

The OnePlus 6T reportedly out-sold the 6 by 86% in US first-day sales

The 6T is the late-year refresh of the OnePlus 6T. XDA-Developers has reported that the company has sold 86% more 6T units compared to those of the 6 on its first day on sale in the United States. This is almost undoubtedly due to...
The LG G7 Fit. (Source: LG)

The LG G7 Fit is to be released into new markets soon

The LG G7 Fit is a sort of 'mini' (albeit mainly in terms of specs) variant of the flagship G7 ThinQ. It was announced at IFA 2018, but was not made available in certain markets on release. However, LG has stated that it will go o...
SK Hynix 96-layer 512 Gb 4D NAND chips (Source: SK Hynix)

SK Hynix unveils world's first 96-layer 512 Gb 4D NAND flash chip

SK Hynix managed to beat Samsung and Toshiba once again in being the first one to unveil a flash memory product. This time, it is the world's first 96-layer 512 Gb 4D NAND flash chip. Mass production will start before the end of t...
Adobe Systems headquarters in San Jose, Fotolia now part of Adobe Stock early November 2018

Fotolia is now part of Adobe Stock

More than three years since Adobe Systems completed the acquisition of the Fotolia microstock agency, this service that provides more than 57 million high-resolution royalty-free images and videos has finally been integrated into ...
Huawei are temporarily dropping the monthly charge for their Mobile Cloud service in Europe

Huawei mobile device owners in Europe can get 50 GB in cloud storage for 1 cent for 1 month

Huawei includes access to its Mobile Cloud subscription service in its version of Android, EMUI OS. It is dropping the price for this 50GB cloud storage solution to US$0.011 (€0.01) for Huawei device owners in the EU for this mont...
The Chinese Honor Magic 2 launch. (Source: Honor)

Honor Magic 2 officially launched in China

The Honor Magic 2 has been released in an event in China. As expected, the phone has a total of 6 camera sensors, a new type of AI assistant called YOYO and a slide-down display. It also has extremely fast charging and the Kirin 9...
QNAP TS-2888X AI-ready NAS with hybrid storage and Intel Xeon W (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP unveils the TS-2888X AI-ready NAS, pre-orders now open for 15 percent off

QNAP's new TS-2888X AI-ready NAS starts at US$4,900 (discounted) and can be pre-ordered for 15 percent off until the end of the month. All available models come with Intel Xeon W series processors, ASETEK liquid cooling, up to 512...
The iPad Pro 2018 comes in 11- and 12.9-inch screen variants. (Source: Apple)

The 2018 iPad Pro loses the headphone jack, but gains USB-C

The newest iPad Pro is a tablet with a much thinner chassis than its predecessor. However, this is because it no longer has a headphone jack. The iPad Pro 2018 also has USB type C, for improved transfer speeds and maybe more. Hope...
The OnePlus 6T is showcased in New York. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus 6T to start at $549 - unless you go with T-Mobile

The OnePlus 6T has been officially launched, even if none of its details were a huge surprise. On the other hand, the company did wow the audience with the price for the base model. In addition, it unveiled a new trade-in program ...
Image via Western Digital

Western Digital unveils new 15 TB hard drive, the largest HDD yet

Western Digital just announced the largest mechanical hard drive in the industry, a 15TB helium-sealed monster. Designed for data centers and cloud storage services, the 15TB HDD is intended for enterprise customers in need of den...
A Galaxy S10 render. (Source: T3)

Samsung Galaxy S10 now rumored to come in 4 variants, one of which will have 12GB of RAM

A leak on Weibo claims that the Galaxy S10 lineup will consist of 4 versions of the phone rather than the usual 2. One of these will be a 5G variant - with 12GB RAM. The Weibo poster also believes that the Huawei P30 Pro will have...
Samsung LPDDR5 DRAM, delayed to 2020, UFS 3.0 coming in 2019

UFS 3.0 storage coming next year, LPDDR5 in 2020

Although both were supposed to enter production in the second half of this year, it looks like the next-gen UFS storage solutions and LPDDR5 will not hit the market as soon as expected. While the UFS 3.0 memory will arrive in the ...
The HTC Exodus 1 features a cold storage wallet. (Source: TechRadar)

HTC launches the Exodus 1 blockchain phone

HTC has launched its Exodus 1 smartphone, which features blockchain technology and a built-in cryptocurrency wallet. Those interested in getting their hands on an Early Access Edition of the device can sign-up now and pay with eit...
The Samsung Galaxy Book 2. (Source: PhoneArena)

5G could replace your laptop's hard-drive, according to tech executives

Companies such as Qualcomm and Samsung may believe that devices like the Galaxy Book 2 are the immediate future of the laptop. This is because they can leverage the power of 5G for data transfer and cloud functions. However, some ...
The GTX 1060 is being refreshed with better memory. (Source: NVIDIA)

GTX 1060s on sale now upgraded to GDDR5X

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 is still competitive at the sub-US$400 price bracket. It was originally released with 6GB of GDDR5 memory. A change to its product page on its maker's website now suggests that there are GDDR5X versions...
The Honor Magic 2. (Source: Weibo)

Honor Magic 2 spotted on Chinese web without visible fingerprint scanner

The Honor Magic 2 is likely to be released soon. It has been slated to come with an OPPO Find X-like sliding mechanism to hide its front-facing sensors behind a notch-free screen. Recent leaks and teasers from Weibo and TENAA indi...
Some Pixel phones are failing to save some images taken with Google Camera. (Source: Android Police)

Some Pixel phones are not saving images taken using the Google Camera app

Some Pixel 2 and 2XL units do not save the pictures taken using Google Camera properly, so that they do not show up in Photos or in the phones' storage. This is now apparently happening to some newer Pixels as well. This issue may...
The iPhone XR adds blue to the Apple back-panel color gamut. (Source: Rogers)

iPhone XR now available for pre-order

The iPhone XR may be the be-notched version of the SE line of old. It offers many new Apple features in a slightly cheaper chassis. This alternative to the XS and XS Max may be attractive for those who like different colors, don't...
First mainstream DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be commercialized in 2020. (Source: Anandtech)

DDR5 RAM production postponed for end of 2019

The first desktop and laptop DDR5 RAM modules are now expected to be released at some point in 2020, as JEDEC has not yet finalized the hardware specs for the DDR5 standard. What we know for sure about the DDR5 RAM is that it will...
QNAP TS-351 home NAS (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP intros the TS-351 home NAS with dual NVMe M.2 slots

Powered by the Intel Celeron J1800 processor, the QNAP TS-351 NAS targets home users with features like media streaming and real-time transcoding, two M.2 slots with support for M.2 PCIe NVMe SSDs with the 2280 form factor, 2 or 4...
The new Corsair Force Series™ MP510 SSD.

Corsair's newest NVMe SSD breaks 3GB read-speed barrier for under US$70

The Force Series™ MP510 is Corsair's latest NVMe M.2 SSD with 3rd-generation x4 PCIe. Even its lowest storage configuration achieves over 3,000 MB in sequential read. Its 960GB model also has this level of write speed. The MP150 l...
The HTC Exodus logo. (Source: cryptbuzz)

HTC Exodus, a blockchain-powered phone, to be released next week

The Exodus is HTC's first foray into blockchain for smartphones. The device is rumored to appeal to crypto enthusiasts and gamers, and may rival the similar Finney phone in many respects. New reports indicate that it will be relea...
The iPad Pro line may be refreshed with a super-thin 2018 model without many ports. (Source: Apple)

Next iPad yet again rumored to sacrifice 3.5mm jack for slimness

The next Apple tablet, which is likely to be the 2018 iPad Pro, may be even thinner than its predecessor. So thin, in fact, that it will not be able to accommodate the headphone jack any more. This leak comes from a relatively unk...
Demand for flash memory is in decline, according to a new report. (Source: TweakTown)

SSDs and RAM sticks may start getting cheaper and cheaper in 2019

The memory found in typical RAM and storage components - DRAM and NAND respectively - may drop in price, particularly as we move into 2019. This is based on new research by DRAMeXchange. This group claims that prices for this tech...
A render with the current idea of how the Mate 20 series may look. (Source: SlashGear)

Huawei Mate 20 Pro may cost over US$1000: new leak

The Huawei Mate 20 series' distributor-price structure at launch may have been revealed in a new leak. On the other hand, this leak is Swiss, and, thus, the prices are in francs. However, it may yet be a decent indication of how m...
The T2 chip found in new MacBooks. (Source:

Can you fix your own 2018 MacBook? An internal Apple report says no, but iFixit says yes

An internal service document recently leaked from within Apple states that no-one but company staff and Authorized Apple Service Providers (AASPs) can repair or replace most MacBook 2018 and iMac Pro components without the devices...
National Library of Norway

Norway is working on taking the digital library concept to a whole new level

The National Library of Norway plans to digitize everything that was ever published locally, starting with ancient manuscripts and also including movies, books, maps, photos, and so on. This project has been around for 12 years al...
Notebookcheck's Guide To How Much RAM/Storage Your Devices Need

Notebookcheck's Guide To How Much RAM/Storage Your Devices Need

In desktops and laptops alike, RAM is usually the easiest component to upgrade. However, tablets and smartphones all come with the memory chips soldered to the motherboards. In both cases you have to weigh all the options before m...
Samsung's RAM is used in everything, from desktops to laptops to phones. This supply decrease may affect more than DIY PC parts. (Source: GameRevolution)

Samsung plans to lower memory supply in order to keep prices high

While DRAM prices have been dropping since January of this year, the price of DDR4 memory is still significantly higher than it was in 2016. Now, during a time of reduced demand, Samsung may be planning to cut down on supply in or...
The new PJ-3280 budget NVMe SSD from Kingmax is around 3 times faster than the top SATA III SSDs. (Source: Kingmax)

Kingmax releases PJ-3280 budget NVMe SSD

The PJ-3280 NVMe SSD is designed to boost the performance of desktops or laptops without breaking the bank. It comes in 128, 256 and 512 GB capacities and, thanks to the PCIe Gen 3 X2 interface, it can reach sequential reading spe...
Sony has released a limited edition of aibo in the United States. (Source: hothardware)

Limited "First Litter" edition of Sony's robotic dog, aibo, released in US

aibo, Sony's robot in the shape of a puppy, is available from today (September 18, 2018) for purchase in the US. This event is being dubbed the "First Litter" release of the mechanical pets. Sony claims that aibo can learn to reco...
The new ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 motherboard. (Source: VideoCardz)

ASRock's upcoming flagship Phantom motherboard leaked

ASRock is set to update their Fatal1ty motherboard line with new ones, including the Z390 Phantom Gaming 9 offering exposed in a recent leak. This new product will sport triple M.2 and PCIe slots. It also has 3 Ethernet ports, one...
256 GB of RAM might be overkill for desktop and laptop PCs, but servers will really benefit from these new modules. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung releases 256 GB DDR4 RAM modules

Using the 10 nm manufacturing process, Samsung managed to pack 256 GB or RAM on a single stick, proving that DDR can offer a viable alternative to Intel's Optane and 3DXPoint technology. The 256 GB RAM modules are only available f...
The Online Service for Nintendo Switch is now purported to save all games in a cloud. (Source: GameZone)

Nintendo Switch Online rumored to support cloud saving for all games

The Nintendo Switch Online Service has been anticipated for some time. A rumor that precedes its launch suggests that users of the new feature will be able to back up all their games in a cloud. However, there may be an opt-out fo...
QNAP TS-x77XU rackmount NAS now official with AMD Ryzen inside (Source: QNAP Systems)

QNAP intros the TS-x77XU NAS lineup with AMD Ryzen inside

The new TS-x77XU lineup targets enterprise customers with no less than 8 rackmount NAS models. Most of these models come with redundant power supply units and use AMD Ryzen processors. Depending on the model chosen, the processor ...
The new XPG SX6000 Pro features a single-sided M.2 2280 package that makes it idle for laptops and mini PCs. (Source: XPG)

Adata expands NVMe SSD portfolio with the XPG SX6000 Pro

With its single-sided M.2 2280 package, the XPG SX6000 Pro NVMe SSD can fit PCs, as well as compact laptops and mini PCs. The new Realtek PCIe Gen3x4 controller coupled with second gen 64-layer 3D TLC NAND memory chips can deliver...
Silicon Power has launched four new PCIe NVMe SSDs today. (Source: Silicon Power)

IFA 2018 | Silicon Power launches four new PCIe NVMe SSDs

Silicon Power announced the launch of four PCIe NVMe SSDs at IFA 2018 today. The P34A80 and P34M85 support PCIe Gen3 x4 while the P32A80 and P32M85 connect via PCIe Gen3 x2 lanes. The M85 models come with an added heat sink to pr...
Samsung speedy new X5 portable SSD is made using NVMe storage technology. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung's new external NVMe-based TB3 X5 SSDs are screamers

Samsung’s new X5 portable SSD is equipped with Thunderbolt 3 and is screamingly fast. According to the company, the drive can transfer a 3 GB video in just 2 seconds and a 20 GB video in only 12 seconds.
The UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are decently-powered phones with some distinctly 2018 features. (Source: GizmoChina)

The UMIDIGI Z2 and Z2 Pro are here for fans of flagship-maiming specs (and notches)

The UMIDIGI Z2 line has jumped into a ring increasingly full of phones with features associated with more well-known names such as the Huawei P20/P20 Pro. These new phones is powered by an octa-core processor, has dual cameras and...
WhatsApp will no longer take up Google Drive space as of November 2018. (Source: Google Play Store)

WhatsApp backups will no longer take up Google cloud storage

WhatsApp has distinguished itself among messaging apps through its ability to eat your storage. However, a new agreement between the Facebook subsidiary and Google mean that WhatsAapp backups will no longer clog up space on the Dr...
Google One replaces paid Google Drive, and also stores photos and email data. (Source: The Verge)

Google's new cloud service has come into effect

One is Google's new cloud-storage solution for those who formerly used services such as paid Drive. It provides a unified location for the data generated by apps such as Photos, Drive and Gmail. Google One has been absorbing Driv...
Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Eurocom wants to know what you want on your next gaming laptop

Want to see a laptop with 12 cores and over 20 TB of internal storage? Eurocom can make it possible if enough users show interest. The reseller is collecting data to see how it can best approach building its next generation of gam...
Samsung 4 TB QLC SSD (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung begins mass production of industry's first 4-bit 4 TB SSD for consumers

The new 4 TB 4-bit QLC SSD by Samsung comes with a 3-year warranty period and has a level of performance similar to the company’s 3-bit design. The new SSD for consumers provides read speeds of up to 540 MB/s and write speeds of u...
Toshiba XG6 NVMe SSD series is first to utilize 96-layer 3D flash memory modules (Source: Toshiba)

Toshiba XG6 NVMe SSD series is first to utilize 96-layer 3D flash memory modules

When compared to 64-bit 3D flash, Toshiba's 96-layer BiCS flash technology promises to consume 4.7 W less power while providing potentially higher storage capacities. The OEM intends to launch its XG6 series soon for high-performa...
Samsung looks to increase 3D NAND production in 2019. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung to invest additional US$2.6 billion to increase NAND production in 2019

Anticipating increased demand for 3D NAND flash storage in the coming year, Samsung is looking to invest an additional US$2.6 billion to expand production capacities of its NAND factories in China and Korea taking the total invest...

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