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Huawei slashing prices on MateBook X Pro, MediaPad M5 lite, Watch, and Band products (Source: Huawei)

Deal | Huawei slashing prices on MateBook X Pro, MediaPad M5 lite, Watch, and Band products

Update: New table included summarizing the deals involved. The price cuts are relatively minor at just $5 to $20 for the smartwatches and tablets while the MateBook X Pro laptop gets a permanent and more attractive $150 to $200 sa...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
A camera with the new rumored sensor could wipe the floor with even this 50MP EOS 5DS R. (Source: Amazon)

Canon is now allegedly linked to an upcoming 63MP sensor

A photography blog claims to have discovered a specs sheet for a new Canon sensor with a whopping 63MP resolution. This new module is intended for a full-frame (i.e. 35mm) camera, and has pixels of 37 micrometers in size. Should t...
The box for the Gigabyte X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard has some golden features. (Source: Gigabyte Japan)

Gigabyte celebrates AMD's upcoming 50th anniversary with a special edition X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard

Gigabyte Japan has announced the upcoming launch of the X470 Aorus Gaming 7 WiFi-50 motherboard. The board will be released domestically on April 26 for about 35,000 yen including taxes (~US$310). It’s not yet known if the Taiwane...
Cryptic clues: Xiaomi to launch a double-sided TV on April 23?

Cryptic clues: Xiaomi to launch a double-sided TV on April 23?

Xiaomi looks set to add a new product to its ever expanding line-up on April 23. It is not a new smartphone this time though and is seemingly a TV instead. According to Xiaomi's General Manager of its Mi TV division, this new Smar...
C-Force CF015C: A 4K 15.6-inch display that you can carry around with you. (Image source: C-Force)

C-FORCE CF015C: A 4K 15.6-inch USB Type-C portable display that works with your laptop and Nintendo Switch

The C-Force CF015C weighs just 700 g and is 6 mm thick, yet packs a 4K, 15.6-inch display that boasts 100% sRGB coverage. The CF015C is currently available for US$199 on Kickstarter and ships in June.
The Samsung Galaxy Buds. (Source: TechRadar)

Samsung Galaxy Buds: latest update adds voice-control via Bixby, other new features

Samsung designed the Galaxy Buds as a wireless audio companion for devices such as the Galaxy S10s. However, they have recently improved in this capacity through a new software update. It allows the user to operate them using Bixb...
The new 'bright red' Casio G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch. (Source: Casio)

Casio announces a new G-SHOCK MT-G connected watch with "Vibrant Red" strap

Casio has unveiled a new addition to the MT-G line of G-SHOCKs. It has Bluetooth connectivity so as to maintain accurate time via a dedicated phone app. This new 'bright red' MT-G is rated for 200M water- and shock- resistance, as...
Parrot's ANAFI with its accessories. (Source: Parrot)

Parrot launches the new ANAFI thermal imaging-enabled drone

Parrot has unveiled its latest drone. The new ANAFI not only allows for 4K video in both live and recorded formats, but also has a high-end FLIR mode for thermal imaging. It can fly over potential dangerous hot-spots for up to 26 ...
Owners of MSI X370 motherboards could be in for a Matisse-related disappointment. (Source: MSI)

Updated | Alleged MSI tech support email states older 300-series motherboards won't support AMD Ryzen 3000 processors

An email that has supposedly come from MSI’s German-language tech support team has stated that the company will not be offering support for AMD’s upcoming line of Ryzen 3000 Matisse desktop processors on older motherboards (300-se...
Voice-controlled smart speakers are getting more and more popular. (Source: Entrepreneur)

36% of US households with high-speed internet own at least one smart speaker by now

A new report released by Parks Associates has found that 36% of US households with broadband-level internet connections also owned at least 1 voice-controlled smart speaker in early 2019. This data suggests that these connected de...
The special edition AMD Ryzen 7 2700X comes with a party-enhancing Wraith Prism Cooler. (Source: Newegg)

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X 50th Anniversary Edition CPU spotted at online retailer

AMD will soon be celebrating 50 years since its formal incorporation, and to celebrate this fact it appears there will be a 50th Anniversary Edition of the Ryzen 7 2700X processor. It’s not known if the special edition of the CPU ...
The next Xiaomi Black Shark is set to have a headphone jack

The next Xiaomi Black Shark is set to have a headphone jack

Xiaomi's Black Shark 2 is a powerful gaming phone that can be spec'd out to as much as 12GB in RAM. However, it does have one drawback: no 3.5mm jack. However, a brand spokesperson has indicated that this discrepancy will be recti...
The P30 series is now available in China. (Source: MyDrivers)

Huawei claims the P30/P30 Pro took only 10 seconds to sell out in China

Huawei launched sales of the P30 and P30 Pro in China yesterday (April 11, 2019). It now asserts that it took only 10 seconds for it to run out of stock of the new flagships during this event. The OEM reportedly earned 200 million...
The UDOO BOLT single-board computer costs from US$229. (Source: Kickstarter/UDOO)

"Boxing" video shows the MacBook Pro 13-beating UDOO BOLT single-board computer is now shipping

A short video uploaded by UDOO on YouTube has shown that the UDOO BOLT single-board computer is now being shipped to early-bird backers. The little board made some waves with claims that it was faster than a MacBook Pro 13 and Mic...
The SBC3511 single-board computer is prepared for high-pressure environments. (Source: Abaco)

Abaco Systems introduces Intel Xeon-powered SBC3511 rugged single-board computer

Abaco Systems, a specialist in rugged embedded computing products, has just announced its SBC3511 3U OpenVPX single-board computer. The powerful board with an 8th Gen Coffee Lake Intel Xeon processor has been designed with securit...
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets new firmware, still on Tizen

Samsung Galaxy Watch Active gets its first software update

The new firmware for the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is based on Tizen, the same version that came with this smartwatch at launch. The update has less than 14 MB in size and is currently rolling out in the US. It brings se...
The action-cam market is said to grow steadily over the next few years. (Source:

Action-cam market set to be worth US$10.25 billion by 2026

The action camera market is projected to be worth over $10 billion in 7 years. It has been found to be made up of the popular brands in this space, such as GoPro, Sony, Olympus, Garmin and others. This market is reportedly driven ...
The new Canon EOS Rebel SL3. (Source: Canon)

Canon updates its EOS Rebel compact DSLR camera line with APS-C, an LCD touchscreen and 4K

Canon has launched the EOS Rebel SL3, the latest in this line of compact DLSRs. This model is capable of 4K reconding, a first for the EOS Rebel series. It does so with its 24.1 megapixel (MP) APS-C sensor, which is compatible wit...
Nubia Alpha flexible wrist-phone to hit the market April 10 2019

Flexible wrist-phone Nubia Alpha goes on sale tomorrow

Introduced to the world at the MWC trade show back in February, the Nubia Alpha "wearable phone" will go on sale tomorrow. This smart wearable is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 2100 chipset and runs a custom Android build. Sadly...
We pit Apple's Airpods 2 against Samsung's new Galaxy Buds. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Apple AirPods 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds

Apple's AirPods are the best-selling Bluetooth headphones for good reason. They offer ease of use and excellent sound relative to their size. Samsung, however, has never been content to let Apple have all the limelight and has just released its latest contender in the category, the new Galaxy Buds. Apple has already launched its counterpunch, the AirPods version 2.0. Which of the two comes out on top in a head-to-head battle? Read on to find out.
The Huawei SuperCharge 12000 is unveiled on stage. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei's new 40-watt, 12000mAh power bank set for April 11 release

Huawei is set to release its latest power bank for sale for the first time in China. This will take place in the coming week (on April 11, 2019). The OEM alleges that this power bank is compatible with devices that can charge at 4...
The MiLi Table Mate pad can be installed on any non-metallic surface. (Source: MiLi)

MiLi wants to make any table into a wireless charging accessory

MiLi is a company that integrates its Furniture Mate wireless-charging pad into any table-top. It aims this product at those in the service industry and also to those who want decor that can charge an increasing number of phones a...
Aukey's new Dynamic Detect could enable a device to get the most out of USB-PD chargers. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey unveils Dynamic Detect, a new fast-charging solution for USB-PD chargers

Aukey, a common name in USB power and mobile-device accessories, has launched a new technology called Dynamic Detect. It allows a dual-port USB-Power Delivery (USB-PD) charger to recognize the number of devices connected to it and...
The Xiaomi Star Trang telescope. (Source: GizChina)

Xiaomi reportedly set to release a new telescope for its 'Fan Day'

Xiaomi is said to be on the point of releasing a new product for 2019. This product is to be called the Star Trang telescope, and will be available for sale on April 9. It is set to cost about US$89, and is one of many gadgets the...
Apple AirPods currently dominate the wireless earbuds market (Image source: Apple)

Amazon is reportedly planning to release Alexa powered wireless earbuds later this year

Amazon will bring its first Alexa wearable to market in the second half of this year, according to a report by Bloomberg. The earbuds will rival Apple's AirPods, which achieved approximately 7.5 million sales in Q4 2018 alone and ...
The Raspberry Pi keyboard and mouse come in two colours (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

Raspberry Pi: Official keyboard and mouse are now available

The extremely popular single-board computer, the Raspberry Pi, now has a set of official peripherals. Specifically, the Raspberry Pi Foundation has released a wired keyboard and mouse, which come in two colours. The peripherals ca...
The Google Pixel Watch may still be on the table. (Source: AWOK)

Newly-discovered Google patent suggests unique strap-release mechanism for the Pixel Watch

The Pixel Watch is still rumored to be Google's first own-brand smartwatch. The company has added fuel to the rumor-fire to this effect by filing a patent for a new kind of watch-band clasp. It could be integrated into the prospec...
The new Powerbeats Pro are AirPods in a different form-factor. (Source: Beats)

Powerbeats Pro announced: AirPod technology in a new, fitness-focused true-wireless earbud package

Beats has unveiled its new Powerbeats Pro on its website. These new earbuds are of the 'sports' variety, and thus have over-the-ear loops built into a completely wireless design. Like the new AirPods, they can activate Siri hands-...
Apple's AirPods have once again attained a iFixit score of 0. (Source: iFixit)

Apple's new AirPods prove as unfixable as the old

The e-reparability authority iFixit had nothing but criticism for the first-gen AirPods when they came out. The wireless earbuds received a rare "repairability score" of zero from the company. Now, the new 2019 versions of these p...
The Mate 20 line kicked the reverse-wireless charging trend off. (Source: GizmoChina)

2019 iPhones will support reverse wireless charging: Ming-Chi Kuo

Samsung followed Huawei into reverse wireless charging territory in 2019. Now, the respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo asserts that Apple will do the same. This feature would align nicely with the new capabilities of the AirPods.
The Nebra AnyBeam projector. (Source: Nebra)

The "world's first pocket laser projector" goes on Kickstarter

A start-up called Nebra has included its AnyBeam portable projector as a reward on its current Kickstarted campaign. It claims that, as this product uses lasers rather than bulbs, it avoids many of the drawbacks of other similar p...
Over 60% of consumers surveyed said they had damaged their smartphone's display. (Source: Pixabay)

64% of smartphone owners have cracked their screens: new survey

Ting Mobile, a North American mobile service provider, recently conducted a survey of just over 1.400 smartphone users. It found that 64% of these respondents reported cracks in their screens, most of which (62%) did so through dr...
The Hyper "UUH" hub is designed to have 15 USB ports on one side. (Source: Hyper)

Hyper "announces" a USB type C hub with a 3.5-inch floppy disk drive

The MacBook accessory company Hyper has posted a page on its website for something it calls the "mother of all USB hubs". It has a total of 18 USB ports, 4 SD card slots, a range of legacy monitor ports and, best of all, a 3.5-inc...
The EK Vector RTX Titan water block has a larger surface area for heat transfer than regular water blocks. (Source: EK)

Gold-plated water block adds bling to your RTX Titan or Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti graphics card

The liquid cooling specialist EK Water Blocks has revealed a new product for owners of Nvidia Titan RTX graphics cards. The EK Vector RTX Titan is a special edition water block that features an acetal top cover, RGB lighting compa...
AirPods were the most popular true-wireless earbuds for the last quarter of 2018. (Source: Apple)

Apple got at least one thing right: AirPods were the most popular true-wireless earbuds in 2018

Apple's original AirPods snatched the majority of the true wireless earphone market at the end of 2018, according to Counterpoint Research. Its latest report on the subject put the earbuds' share at 60%. Jabra, Samsung, JLabs and ...
The new Targus Mobile ViP+ Backpack. (Source: Targus)

Targus has made a backpack with Qi wireless charging

Targus, a name in the travel and laptop-carrying accessory space, has developed the Mobile ViP+ Backpack. It integrates Qi wireless charging, so that a phone such as the Samsung Galaxy S10+ can have a dedicated pocket within the n...
The Jabra Evolve 65e neckbuds. (Source: Jabra)

The new Jabra Evolve 65e is a pair of neckbuds with "professional-grade sound quality"

Jabra has released its latest generation of neckbuds, the Evolve 65e. The audio company claims that this wireless set of earphones has consumer-grade comfort with professional levels of audio. This product has attained Skype for B...
The new Sony RX0 II. (Source: Sony)

Sony introduces the RX0 II, a 2nd-generation GoPro-like 4K camera with an adjustable LCD screen

Sony's RX0 line is the company's take on the compact camera. Its latest version, the RX0 II, crams 4K recording, advanced image processing and electronic stabilization into "the world's smallest and lightest premium compact camera...
The Garmin Approach S40 currently comes in three colours (Image source: Garmin)

Garmin Approach S40 Smartwatch: A GPS golf watch that costs less than US$300

The new golf watch from Garmin features a 1.2-inch touchscreen, a GPS tracker along with golfing features like AutoShot and Green View with which you can manually position your pin and check distances or obstacles.
Amazfit Verge Smartwatch

Amazfit Verge Smartwatch Review

You snooze, you lose. Smartwatches are experiencing an upsurge these days. This is primarily thanks to the increasing crowd of low-priced alternatives to Apple Watch. Already in the price range of around 100 Euros (~$112) one can find devices offering plenty of features for the money. The Amazfit Verge is such a candidate and we had a closer look at it.
The new Huawei FreeLaces are debuted on stage in Paris. (Source: Huawei)

Meet Huawei's latest accessories: the FreeLaces, FreeBuds Lite and SuperCharge 12000 power bank

Huawei also introduced some new products to complement its latest flagships, the P30 and P30 Pro. They include the FreeLaces, a pair of 'neckbuds' with an innovative design. The OEM also now offers a power bank with its SuperCharg...
The Huawei CEO introduces the company's most unusual wearable yet. (Source: YouTube)

Huawei unveils its own line of smart glasses

Huawei also revealed the existence of some new wearables at its early-2019 launch event in Paris. The least expected of these are the new 'smart' glasses the OEM has developed with the eyewear company Gentle Monster. Their main fu...
The UDOO BOLT single-board computer can operate on Windows or Linux. (Source: Kickstarter/UDOO)

UDOO BOLT single-board computer with embedded Ryzen SoC claims to be twice as fast as a MacBook Pro 13

UDOO recently ran a campaign on Kickstarter for the UDOO BOLT single-board computer, and the developers of the device managed to secure US$635,769 in crowd-sourced funding. It’s likely many investors were attracted by the claim th...
The connected living room is a billion-dollar marketplace these days. (Source: Amazon)

The "connected living room" is a concept that may make a US$900+ billion market in 5 years

Transparency Market Research's latest report is based on the observation that the demand for a 'smart' or 'connected' living room is growing steadily these days. It may consist of entertainment or media hardware that works seamles...
iPhones may act as charging pads in 2019. Source: MacOtakara

2019 iPhones may come with 18W charging as standard and reverse wireless charging

Apple has developed a habit of disappointing its fans by including power bricks that charge at only 5W with its iPhones. However, a new leak has predicted that the company will put an end to this in 2019. It also projects that the...
Apple is reportedly losing traction in China. (Source: Apple)

Apple is losing its majority in the Chinese smartphone market

Apple's market share in China has reportedly fallen by 26.6% in 2018. Unsurprisingly, the culprits are more 'local' OEMs such as Huawei and Xiaomi, who offer more innovative features in premium handsets that go for less than those...
Tencent games may run better on Razer Phones/controllers in the future. (Source: Razer)

Razer and Tencent announce mobile-gaming collaboration

Tencent, which publishes games such as PUBG, has set up a collaboration with Razer in order to improve said apps' function on the gaming hardware giant's Android phones. This involves optimizing Tencent titles for the Razer Phones...
The Powerbeats are Beats' take on the wireless earphone. (Source: Amazon)

Next-generation Powerbeats could come in true-wireless form and with the new Apple AirPods' features

Beats by Dr. Dre has been an Apple subsidiary for some time now. The brand's next product may be a pair of truly-wireless earbuds. According to a CNET report, they may run on the new Apple H1 chip, which is also found in the newly...
The new Huntkey 90W charging brick looks deceptively much like any other. (Source: Huntkey)

A power brick maker will release a 90W wall charger later this year

Huntkey, a company based in Shenzhen, has announced that it is currently producing a 90-watt wall-wart intended for mobile devices. This next-gen power-brick also has a USB type-C output, rather than type-A as normal. It supports ...



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