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The Sony Signature Series DMP-Z1 costs around US$7,900. (Source: Sony)

Sony launches US$7,900 Signature Series DMP-Z1 Digital Music Player, matching headphones

Sony has launched its most expensive digital music player and in-ear headphones to date. The new Signature Edition DMP-Z1 and IER-Z1Rs come in at a whopping US$7,900 and US$1,780, but promise an unmatched audio quality.
The Galaxy Watch was the second device presented at the 2018 Unpacked Event. (Source: Business Insider)

The Samsung Unpacked event also introduced the Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home

The event that provided the Galaxy Note 9 with its debut also introduced the Galaxy Watch, Samsung's new smartwatch. This device, like the latest Note, uses Bixby as a virtual assistant. The new Galaxy Home smart speaker also runs...
Fitbit Charge 3 smart wearable (Source: Nieuwe Mobiel)

Fitbit Charge 3 spotted, might arrive at IFA 2018

Fitbit seems to be preparing the launch of a new smart wearable that is supposedly going to debut at IFA 2018 as the Fitbit Charge 3. The leaked images reveal a few interesting details, such as the replacement of the physical butt...
The 5G Moto Mod will allow the Moto Z3 to connect to Verizon's upcoming 5G network. (Source: Motorola)

The newly announced Moto Z3 is the first 5G upgradable phone, exclusive to Verizon

Motorola's 2018 flagship, the Moto Z3, will have an optional 5G add-on modem in the form of a Moto Mod that will connect to Verizon's upcoming 5G network. The Z3 uses last year's Snapdragon 835, but this helps to keep costs down.
Blue Microphones is known for producing audio products that perform above their price point making them popular with modern content creators. (Source: Logitech)

Logitech has the blues: Announces purchase of Blue Microphones for US$117 million

Logitech and Blue Microphones have both announced the collective agreement for Logitech to purchase Blue and add them to their family of companies. Logitech's wider portfolio already includes Ultimate Ears, Jaybird, and Astro Gami...
Samsung bundling a free Chromebook with every purchase of a Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus

Buy a Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus and get a free Samsung Chromebook

Samsung is bundling both a $200 11.6-inch Chromebook 3 and a $200 256 GB EVO MicroSD card with every new purchase of an unlocked Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus for a limited time.
The latest Bluetooth vulnerability affects smartphones as well as laptops integrating Intel/Broadcom/Qualcomm Bluetooth-enabled hardware. (Source: Cubot Blog)

New critical Bluetooth exploit discovered

The latest Bluetooth vulnerability may affect many more devices than last year's BlueBorne, because it can affect smartphones as well as laptops that integrate Apple, Google, Intel, Broadcom or Qualcomm hardware. Due to insufficie...
You'll soon be able to make and receive calls on your HomePod. (Source: Slashgear)

Apple HomePod gets the ability to make phone calls and a bunch of new features with OS 12

The upcoming OS 12 update for the Apple HomePod is slated to bring a slew of new features to the smart speaker including the ability to make and receive calls when paired with an iPhone and set multiple timers. With the upcoming M...
New silicon-graphite mixture promises over four times the battery life of traditional Li-ion batteries (Image source: Pixabay)

New silicon-graphite mixture promises over four times the battery life of traditional Li-ion batteries

A Norwegian tech company says its "SiliconX" battery can let you drive over 600 miles or power your smartphone for a week on just a single charge when compared to an equivalent volume of Li-ion cells. Its secret is a proprietary m...
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...
The Samsung C43J89 is a 3840x1200 32:10 curved monitor with a 120 Hz refresh rate. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung announces the C43J89 — a 43-inch 32:10 ultra-wide curved gaming monitor

The C43J89 is Samsung's new ultra-wide monitor that boasts a resolution of 3840x1200 in a 120Hz 43-inch VA panel. Coming in both business and gaming variants, the C43J89 supports a host of connectivity options, offers a 99% FOV, a...
The Kensington SD7000 dock helps turn the Surface Pro into a mini Surface Studio. (Source: Kensington)

The Kensington SD7000 Surface Pro Docking Station adds even more versatility to the Surface Pro

Kensington has announced the availability of the SD7000 dock for the Surface Pro. The SD7000 dock connects to the Surface Pro using the Surface Connector and provides USB ports, Ethernet, USB-C, HDMI, and a DisplayPort converting ...
Quick review and hands-on: Ultra-slim mechanical gaming keyboard Tesoro Gram XS.

Hands-on Tesoro Gram XS: Ultra Slim Mechanical Gaming-Keyboard

Tesoro already managed to impress us once before with its RGB gaming keyboard Gram SE Spectrum based on optical infrared switches. The company's latest attempt to woo gamers is the brand-new ultra-slim mechanical keyboard Gram XS. We took a closer look at the chiclet-style keyboard in our review.
Mantiz Titan Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review

Mantiz Titan Thunderbolt 3 Dock Review

Display Docking Station. 2x DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA, LAN, USB-A ports and 87 watts of power for your laptop - these are the specs for this little docking station. In our tests, the Titan had to prove its abilities on both Windows and Mac machines. Our review also covers the disadvantages you need to know about before you buy.
The Google Pixel 2 XL is US$100 off for a limited time. (Source: Google)

Google Store offering Pixel XL 2 at US$100 discount, other devices on special too

Google is currently offering its Pixel 2 XL models at US$100 off their regular price. The sale also includes other products in its hardware lineup and runs until July 17 while stocks last.
A mockup of the purported Samsung Galaxy Watch. (Source: Phone Arena)

Samsung Gear S4 could get 'Galaxy Watch' moniker, Wear OS

Samsung's next generation smartwatch is likely to skip its 'Gear' branding in favor of new 'Galaxy Watch' branding. The realigned brand is also expected to coincide with a switch in operating system from Samsung's Tizen OS to Goog...
The Xbox One X will support certain HDMI 2.1 features without requiring re-certification. (Source: Xbox Enthusiast)

The Xbox One X is the first device to support HDMI 2.1

At Computex 2018, HDMI showed off some new features of the HDMI 2.1 specification on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X will be the first device to support HDMI 2.1 features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) and Auto Low Latency Mod...
The Galaxy Tab S4 is expected to bring dual-screen capabilities to Samsung DeX. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung DeX will reportedly receive dual-screen capabilities

Dual-screen support is reportedly coming to Samsung DeX with the release of the Galaxy Tab S4 later this year. DeX has previously allowed the phone's screen to be used as a touchpad for controlling the mouse, but displaying conten...
Mantiz MZ-02 Venus External GPU Enclosure (TBX-550CA) Review

Mantiz MZ-02 Venus External GPU Enclosure (TBX-550CA) Review

550 Watts in an eGPU case. Thunderbolt 3, aluminum case, 550 W power supply for GPUs up to and including the Titan XP, integrated USB 3.0, LAN, and SATA ports are the main selling points of Mantiz's Venus Box. Find out about the pros and cons of this external GPU case in our extensive review with various benchmarks and measurements.
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SDHC/XC/UC will be the first cards to support the new Express specifications. (Source: SD Association)

SD cards with 128 TB capacities and 985 MB/s speeds coming in 2019

The improved SD Express cards will feature transfer speeds up to 985 MB/s via the PCIe/NVMe interface and 128 TB storage capacities. These improvements target 4K/8K video processing, VR and augmented reality applications, AI-drive...
The WPA3 security protocol is now official. (Source: Phone Year)

Wi-Fi gets its biggest update in 14 years — WPA3 security protocol now official

The ubiquitous and all-pervasive Wi-Fi is receiving its first major update in 14 years with the announcement of the WPA3 authentication protocol by the Wi-Fi Alliance. WPA3 is the successor to WPA2, which was the target of many ha...
Are some QHD monitors actually UHD panels in disguise? (Source: Newegg)

Your 1440p QHD monitor might be actually housing a 4K UHD panel

Surprising as it may seem, there is every possibility that the QHD monitor that you are using right now might in fact be a 4K panel. Supply shortages mean that OEMs could simply install a 4K panel, which are now almost as expensiv...
Keyboard support and mouse support is coming to the Xbox One. (Source: Windows Central))

Microsoft, Razer bringing keyboard and mouse support to Xbox One

Microsoft is working closely with Razer to bring official support for keyboard and mouse input for the Xbox One. Long promised, but never delivered, the new partnership will give hardcore gamers the additional customization option...
Libre Computer Renegade Elite single-board PC with Rockchip RK3399 processor (Source: Libre Computer)

Libre Computer's single-board computer Renegade Elite coming in August, Rockchip RK3399 in tow

The successor of the US$35 Renegade single-board PC by Libre Computer will hit Indiegogo in July and general availability is scheduled for August. This Raspberry Pi alternative uses a Rockchip RK3399 processor and features USB Typ...
Amazon Fire TV Cube (Source: Amazon)

Amazon Fire TV Cube is finally available for purchase

After a brief pre-ordering period, Amazon's Fire TV Cube can be acquired for a price of US$119.99 (the player alone) or US199.98 (Fire TV and Cloud Cam package). Later this year, this device should get support for sleep timers, Al...
VR/MR on the Xbox One consoles is still a distant dream. (Source: MBG / YouTube)

Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality not on Microsoft's radar for the Xbox One consoles anytime soon

In an interview to, Microsoft's Chief Marketing Officer for Gaming, Mike Nichols, said that there are no immediate plans to bring VR/MR capabilities to the Xbox consoles. Nichols feels that VR/MR is more suited t...
Samsung DeX Pad EE-M5100 Docking Station Review

Samsung DeX Pad EE-M5100 Docking Station Review

Optimized. The Samsung DeX Pad is less a successor for the DeX Station and more an alternative product. Our review will show whether the mixture of a smaller port selection and a lower price is a good concept.
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The USB dock prototype should be launched later this year at a sub-US$100 price. (Source: Anandtech)

USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 dock with many connectors demoed by Realtek

Realtek is almost ready to launch a more affordable all-in-one USB dock for laptops. The latest prototype features a 10 Gb/s USB-C 3.1 Gen 2 main port splits the bandwidth across a great selection of connectors. Even though there ...
Looks like Microsoft is ready to finally present a consumer-friendly version of its mixed reality HoloLens headset in 2019. (Source: VOA News)

Next gen Microsoft HoloLens could launch in 2019

Since VR is already quite a mature technology, Microsoft intends to make its mixed reality headset more affordable for the masses. The next gen HoloLens should debut in early 2019, with improved holographic displays, a lighter fra...
Unihertz Atom will be the world's smallest rugged 4G smartphone (Source: Unihertz)

Unihertz Atom will be the world's smallest rugged 4G smartphone

The 2.45-inch Android smartphone will carry all the mainstream features of a modern smartphone including NFC, Gorilla Glass, USB Type-C, FM radio, IP68 certification, 4G LTE, Android 8.1 Oreo, Bluetooth 4.2, and even a fingerprint...
ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock: The new docking solution for the Lenovo ThinkPad P52

ThinkPad Thunderbolt Workstation Dock: The new docking solution for the Lenovo ThinkPad P52

With the announcement of the ThinkPad P52 a few days ago, Lenovo also announced a crucial accessory, a new dock. But the company didn't release too many details about this dock, besides is name. Thanks to the ThinkPad P52 manuals,...
Lightning connector on iPhone 7 smartphone

Next year's iPhones might ditch the Lightning connector

According to multiple sources familiar with the matter, Apple is currently redesigning the chargers and the charging interface for its next-gen iPhones and iPads. The iPhones expected to arrive next year will probably drop the exi...
Alienware AW988 Wireless Gaming Headset now up for sale mid-June 2018 (Source: Dell United States)

The Alienware Wireless Gaming Headset (AW988) hits the market

The first such accessory by Alienware in almost a decade, the AW988 is a wireless 7.1 surround gaming headset with LED lights, active noise canceling, and a frequency response range of 20 to 20,000 Hz. Covered by a two-year manufa...
The Alienware Elite Mouse has swapable wings and weights. (Source: Dell/Alienware)

Computex 2018 | The Alienware Elite Mouse (AW959) and Alienware Wireless Headset (AW988) offer familiar Alienware styling

Dell has announced two new Alienware peripherals to give you the advantage over your opponents, among the new notebook hardware at Computex 2018. One is a mouse that looks just like the laptops and desktops it complements, and the...
A Sharp Windows Collaboration Display. (Source: Microsoft)

Computex 2018 | Microsoft introduces Windows Collaboration Displays for the modern meeting room

Microsoft took to the stage at Computex 2018 to demonstrate a new class of meeting room devices. Dubbed Windows Collaboration Displays, these devices are meant for the modern meeting room and come with a full suite of Microsoft 36...
The Klevv CRAS X M.2 NVMe SSD sports wireless RGB LEDs. (Source: KitGuru)

Computex 2018 | Klevv launches CRAS X 'wireless' RGB NVMe SSDs and CRAS X DDR4 memory kits

SK Hynix sister concern Klevv has announced the availability of the world's first 'wireless' RGB M.2 NVMe SSD. Called the CRAS X, the SSD has a hollowed out heatsink to let the RGB lighting take center stage. Apart from the CRAS X...
Lenovo releases a USB-C power-bank for ThinkPads & IdeaPads

Lenovo releases a USB-C power-bank for ThinkPads & IdeaPads

Using Power banks is normal in the world of smartphones, but in the laptop-space they are not seen that often. One of the reasons is that only a few battery packs have enough power to charge a laptop. Hoping to profit from access...
This is the stacked display design that should considerably improve battery life. (Source: The Verge)

TicWatch Pro has 2 screens and month-long-lasting battery

The innovative stacked display design developed by Mobvoi for the upcoming TicWatch Pro should provide a substantial battery life boost. While in standard mode, the battery may last around 2 days, but there is also an Essential mo...
The Amazon smart-speaker family includes the Echo, Plus, Spot, Dot, and Show devices. (Source: PCMag)

Update | Amazon Echo device records and sends private conversation without permission

It has been reported that an Amazon Echo device recorded and then sent out a husband and wife’s private conversation without their permission. The Alexa-enabled smart speaker sent the audio file to a random contact who just happen...
Image: Nintendo

Nintendo now sells a cheaper Switch bundle without the dock

Nintendo is now selling a cheaper Switch bundle without a TV dock or AC adapter. By sacrificing these accessories, gamers can save ¥5,000 (~$45). Unfortunately, the bundle is currently exclusive to Japan, and there's little chance...
Samsung Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold (Source: TechnoBuffalo)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ in Sunrise Gold finish coming next month, US availability not confirmed yet

US customers not happy with the three color choices locally available for the Samsung Galaxy S9 lineup might want to wait for a little longer, because it looks like the Sunrise Gold option might reach them in the coming weeks. Eve...
Relay Starter Pack (Source: Relay by Republic)

Republic Wireless intros the Relay secure smartphone for kids

The Relay secure smartphone for kids by Republic Wireless is so secure that it does not feature a display. This accessory can be considered a basic phone with tracking capabilities for kids, as it features nationwide 4G LTE connec...
Xiaomi France teaser (Source: Facebook)

Xiaomi coming to France on May 22

Promising to bring a "new attitude" to Europe, Xiaomi is ready to enter the French market. The Chinese brand will open its first Mi Store in Paris on May 22, but more are expected to follow in other French cities over the coming m...
According to the report, the global smart speaker market has enjoyed a year-over-year growth of 278%. (Source: BBC)

Amazon and Google dominate global smart speaker market

A new quarterly research report has been released that shows Amazon and Google currently leading the pack in terms of global smart speaker shipments and market share. However, although Amazon has shipped twice as many units in Q1 ...
Samsung Bixby-powered smart home ecosystem (Source: Samsung Newsroom)

Samsung Bixby coming to ovens and robot cleaners this year

Already available in smartphones, TVs, air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators, the Samsung Bixby virtual assistant will also be added to the company's robot cleaners and ovens by the end of this year. Samsung remain...
Image source: AsteroidOS

AsteroidOS 1.0, an open source smartwatch OS, released for certain Android Wear watches

AsteroidOS, best described as an open source alternative to watchOS and Wear OS, launched its first stable release yesterday. Designed by a small group of developers and open to the public, the OS can run on a few Wear OS-compatib...
5G networking official logo, Verizon to bring 5G to Los Angeles by the end of 2018

Verizon to bring 5G to Los Angeles by the end of the year

Los Angeles will get 5G connectivity from Verizon in the last quarter of 2018, joining Sacramento as a "progressive-minded" city. The carrier still has to announce one to three more cities that will be included in the first wave o...
John Legend (Source: Getty Images)

John Legend coming to Google Assistant later this year, six new voices already available

Thanks to the recent introduction of six new voice choices, Google Assistant now features a total of eight such options — four female and four male voices. Even more, Sundar Pichai has confirmed at Google I/O that John Legend's vo...
Concept image of what a round-faced Apple Watch could look like. (Source: Alcion Design)

Apple may be working on a circular-shaped smartwatch

A patent has been granted to Apple for an “electronic device having display with curved edges.” The patent was filed in January 2016 and features a number of images that could easily be described as potential smartwatch displays. ...
Linksys WRT32XB will be the first router optimized specifically for Xbox gaming (Source: Linksys)

Linksys WRT32XB will be the first router optimized specifically for Xbox gaming

The WRT32X is relaunching tomorrow with a special WRT32XB edition designed for Xbox gamers. Its software will be tuned out-of-the-box to prioritize Xbox online and streaming traffic while still offering the same high-end features ...

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