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Nimbus Data ExaDrive DC100 enterprise SSD world's largest SSD at 100 TB (Source: Nimbus Data)

100 TB: Nimbus Data launches the world's largest SSD drive

Just one month and a few days after the introduction of Samsung's 30 TB SSD, Nimbus Data pushes the size of the world's largest such drive to the impressive value of 100 TB. Compared to the previous owner of the crown, the new kin...
Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ Android flagships sales in South Korea below expectations until mid-March 2018

The Galaxy S9 lineup is having a hard time in South Korea

Although the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the dual-camera Galaxy S9+ were well received globally, the latter even being crowned as ruler of the mobile photography kingdom by DxOMark, these two flagships only got a lukewarm response in So...
The tiny computers can be seen in the lower left part of the miniaturized motherboard. (Source: Mashable)

IBM shrinks computer size to 1 square millimeter

The tiny chips are smaller than salt grains and integrate several hundred thousand transistors. Computing power for each chip is estimated to be similar to an early 1990s high-end x86 CPU. They will be used as "cryptographic ancho...
Apple March 2018 launch event teaser Let's take a field trip

Apple confirms March 27 event, we should get ready for new iPads

The official invite that Apple has recently sent out contains the headline "Let's take a field trip." and the location of the March 27 event makes it all clear. The new Apple products will be unveiled at the Lane Tech College Prep...
Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, IPS, SSD) Laptop Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad L480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, IPS, SSD) Laptop Review

No-Frills! In the convoluted world of office devices, the Lenovo ThinkPad L480 positions itself below the T-Series, but above the more affordable E-Series, all by the same manufacturer. In this review, we shall dive into what sets the L-Series apart and whether this ThinkPad is worth a consideration.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Nier: Automata is famous for having 26 endings, with most routes offering a new perspective to the story. (Source: Steam)

A year after its release, Nier: Automata has sold 2.5m copies across all platforms

Platinum Games' Nier: Automata celebrated its one-year birthday on PC yesterday. Over that period, the game has sold 2.5 million copies across all platforms, which we think is impressive for a niche JRPG.
ZTE Headquarters. (Source: Digital Trends)

After a lackluster 2016, ZTE recorded a whopping US$736 million profit in 2017

ZTE was hit with a massive US$892 million fine by the US government back in 2016, a fine that led to the company posting a massive US$377 million net loss for that year. All looks to be well with the Chinese electronics giant now,...
The LG G6 has been hailed for its excellent LCD display. (Source: Digital Trends)

Costs of OLED production are why the LG G7 will sport an LCD display

LG, a while ago, was said to be set to use an OLED display on the G7. That device is currently being redeveloped, apparently, and it would seem the company has decided to make a return to its tried and trusted LCD panels, after th...
Spotify. (Source: Hypebeast)

Spotify finally available in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam

Spotify has announced the launch of its services in Israel, Romania, South Africa and Vietnam. This makes South Africa the first African country to receive official Spotify support, with users in other African countries having to ...
Durabook launches fully-rugged U11 tablet for professional use (Source: Durabook)

Durabook launches fully-rugged U11 tablet for professional users

The fan-less 11.6-inch Windows tablet is guaranteed to survive through shock, vibration, rain, dust, sand, temperatures as high as 140 F (60 C), and a drop of up to 6 feet without a sweat. The rugged and fully closed system compet...
Intel Coffee Lake: The first benchmarks of the mobile Hexa Core CPUs have been leaked (picture-source:

Intel Coffee Lake: The first benchmark-scores of the mobile Hexa Core CPUs have been leaked

There is a great anticipation for the upcoming mobile CPUs from Intel with the codename "Coffee Lake" – the first mobile processors to feature six CPU-cores. Now, the first benchmark-numbers for the Hexa-Core Coffee Lake CPUs have...
Dell Latitude 5490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

86% Dell Latitude 5490 (i5-8350U, FHD) Laptop Review

Heavy on options. The Latitude 5490 by Dell is marketed as the notebook equivalent of a safe. The relatively high price tag of this 14-inch productivity device justifies itself with a large number of security options, making this laptop suited for security-conscious companies. We shall not only put its security features through its paces, but also compare it to other productivity-focused devices.
Intel Core i5-8350U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.7 kg
Mobile gaming dominates the market by a large margin

Mobile gaming increased its lead in 2017

Although mobile gaming managed to leave both consoles and PCs/Macs behind for the first time in 2014, its position strengthened ever since and the figures for 2017 show that there is no turning back now. According to the latest re...
The default version of the U938 weighs 1.76 lbs. (Source: Fujitsu)

Fujitsu soon to launch the ultralight LifeBook U938 in NA

The LifeBook U938 comes with many options, including i5/i7 Intel Kaby Lake-R CPUs, up to 20 GB DDR4 RAM, 512 GB SATA III or NVMe SSDs, a 13.3-inch FHD touchscreen or brighter non-touch display, and enterprise-oriented features lik...
The whole Broadcom-Qualcomm drama has now come to an end. (Source: MacRumors)

Broadcom gives up on acquiring Qualcomm

Broadcom has officially withdrawn from plans of acquiring Qualcomm. The now Singapore-based semiconductor giant tried its might to cajole Qualcomm with enticing offers but the latter did not budge. Despite losing the dangling carr...
The upcoming Dell XPS 15 9570 could feature an NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti Max-Q GPU. (Source: Dell)

Frank Azor: The Dell XPS 15 9570 will feature a Max-Q GPU

The highly anticipated Dell XPS 15 (9570) could feature a discrete Max-Q GPU. This was confirmed by Dell's Frank Azor in reply to a question asked on Twitter. Azor, however, did not reveal what the exact GPU is but expect to see a...
Refurbished smartphones are making a dent in manufacturers' pockets (Source: CounterPoint Research)

Refurbished smartphones are now selling almost five times faster than the year before

Users are now purchasing refurbished smartphones more than ever due in part to slowing innovation and marginal design changes on the latest models. The hardest hit are mid-range smartphones as used high-end models from Apple or Sa...
Performance Comparison of ThinkPad Notebooks

A performance comparison of all new ThinkPad notebooks

How much performance will you really get? The current 2018 ThinkPads from Lenovo are all equipped with new quad-core ULV processors from Intel, but the actual improvement in performance varies depending on the model. We have compared the new ThinkPads' performance in various scenarios. Update: T580, L580 & X380 Yoga
Activision Blizzard had revenue of over US$7 billion in 2017. (Source: Wccftech)

Activision may contribute to the battle royale craze

There has been speculation that Activision Blizzard may enter the battle royale genre sooner rather than later. Apparently, the video-game giant is “keenly aware” of how well some competitors are performing with this particular ty...
New LG flagship devices may feature AI technologies for image and voice recognition. (Source: ETNews)

Rumor | LG G7 leak reveals higher price tag and possible release date

There has been a report made about the expected release date and higher price tag for the LG G7. The device is expected to be announced in April and to go on sale in May. No exact price point has been revealed yet, but the same so...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Phablets (>5.5-inch)

Update March 2018. Here is a list of the best XL-sized smartphones - with screen sizes of 5.5 inches and greater - we have reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
President Trump has personally intervened quash Broadcom's accquisition plans for Qualcomm. (Source: Daily Observer)

In a highly unusual move, President Trump blocks Broadcom bid for Qualcomm

US president Donald Trump has personally intervened to quash the proposed acquisition of Qualcomm by Singapore-based Broadcom. In signing an executive order barring the deal, President Trump cited US national security concerns as ...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones (≤5-inch)

Update March 2018. Here's a list of the best compact smartphones - with screen sizes of 5-inches or less - we've reviewed in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions.
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Tablets

Update March 2018. Here you will find the current best tablets reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Apple iPhone X flagship, Apple leads the Australian smartphone market again as of March 2018

Apple handsets bounce back in Australia

Mostly thanks to the release of the iPhone X in November, iOS handsets managed to grab the first spot in Australia during the last quarter of 2017. During the given period, Apple shipped 1.76 million handsets in Australia, which a...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones

Update March 2018. Here you will find the latest smartphones reviewed by Notebookcheck. Our Top 10 list is regularly updated, maintained and commented on by our editors. This page is intended to help our readers decide which product to purchase.
The Samsung Galaxy S9. (Source: The Inquirer)

The first day of Samsung Galaxy S9 sales in Korea show it lagging behind the S8

A report by a Korean outlet has estimated the S9 day-one pre-order sales numbers to stand at 180,000, down 31% from the S8's 260,000 figure. It's about expected, though, as the S9 doesn't actually offer a substantial upgrade over ...
Gamers will be able to control the day and night in Planet Alpha. (Source: PlanetAlpha)

Looking good: Planet Alpha announced

A teaser for an upcoming platform game called Planet Alpha has been released, and it looks mighty impressive. The game has been developed by Planet Alpha ApS, who are based in Copenhagen, Denmark. The creative director behind the ...
It remains to be seen if the GPP will be examined by the Federal Trade Commision. (Source: ThinkComputers)

Nvidia's GeForce Partner Program goes under the spotlight

A report created by Kyle Bennett of HardOCP will likely not go down well with executives at Nvidia. Bennett’s article focuses on the GPU-maker’s GeForce Partner Program (GPP), which has been introduced to “better serve gamers.” Co...
Designers at Essential are working on the PH-2. (Source: GSMArena)

Is Essential solving the problem for notch haters?

Essential has filed a patent with the USPTO for “image capture with a camera integrated display.” Could this mean the American technology company is working on a method to remove the selfie camera from the polarizing top notch pos...
The prototype proton battery looks considerably thicker than the cellphone Lithium-ion ones. (Source: RMIT)

Proton batteries could soon replace Lithium-ion ones

RMIT researchers claim that the proton batteries could be mass produced by 2023. This new breed of batteries is carbon-based, but the energy storing process is totally eco-friendly and also has reduced production costs. The Austra...
Sony DPT-RP1 E-Ink tablet successor hits FCC as the DPT-CP1

Sony digital paper device with E-Ink display hits FCC

The Sony tablet with an E-Ink display that was recently spotted on the FCC website has the model name DPT-CP1, so it is probably a successor to last year's DPT-RP1. Made by Netonix, this slate features WiFi, Bluetooth, and NFC, bu...
Intel is looking to nullify Broadcom's Qualcomm takeover efforts. (Source: Android Police)

Intel reportedly eyeing Broadcom to thwart Qualcomm buyout

Intel is apparently viewing the possible acquisition of Qualcomm by Broadcom as a potential threat to its communications semiconductor business according to a report by The Wall Street Journal. The company is also reportedly explo...
Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch (Source: Garmin)

Garmin tactix Charlie GPS watch now official, coming next quarter

Estimated to begin reaching its first owners in about a month, the US$749.99 Garmin tactix Charlie is a premium GPS watch that features a 1.2-inch sunlight-readable display with domed sapphire lens, GPS with GLONASS support, as we...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 will operate on Android, not Windows 10 Mobile. (Source: Microsoft)

Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ available for pre-order through Microsoft's Store

Microsoft is now offering the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ for pre-order through their store. There have been reports that these are "Microsoft Editions" of the smartphones, which will operate on Android OS and will look identical to...
The application for the patent was originally filed in 2016. (Source: Pixabay)

Future MacBooks could have crumb-resistant keyboards

The United States Patent and Trademark Office has published a patent application made by Apple Inc. titled “ingress prevention for keyboards.” The wordy document features a number of technical drawings showing alternative examples...
A film adaptation of Tom Clancy's The Division is in production. (Source: Forbes)

Ubisoft announces planned sequel for The Division

French video-game developer Ubisoft has announced that a sequel to their hit action RPG Tom Clancy’s The Division is in the works. The Division was released in 2016 and performed very well for the publisher, so a sequel was practi...
Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

Notebookcheck's Top 10 Smartphones under 160 Euros

February 2018 update. Here you will find the best smartphones under 160 Euros reviewed by Notebookcheck over the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchasing decisions.
Bitcoin had a value of over US$11,600 on March 5, 2018. (Source: RTT News)

Cryptocurrency news: illegal Petro, falling Bitcoin and Japan gets tough

Venezuela’s Petro cryptocurrency has been called “illegal” and “unconstitutional” by the country’s National Assembly. Bitcoin has suffered another fall in its current exchange value, with the virtual currency's latest closing pric...
Human emotions such as digust facilitate the rapid spread of fake news. (Source: JPost)

Study finds fake news spread by social media users not bots

A report published by the highly respected journal Science has estimated that fake news is 70% more likely to be retweeted than true news. The study found that false information which was rapidly shared online through social media...
Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X280 (i5-8250U, FHD) Laptop Review

Mini Carbon. With a fresh design and a clearly thinner case, Lenovo is trying to make its traditional 12-inch ThinkPad X Series more attractive. In this review we will be explaining why this approach works well, and what features we miss despite the other improvements.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 12.5" | 1.1 kg
Zen 2 will introduce a new architecture in early 2019, while this year's Zen+ only slightly enhances the original Zen technology. (Source: AMD)

7 nm "Castle Peak" Threadripper desktop CPU coming next year as reavealed in leaked AMD roadmap

"Castle Peak" will be based on the upcoming Zen 2 core, while this year's Threadripper gen 2 will feature a slightly improved 12 nm Zen+ core. The first Zen 3 cores are expected to arrive with the 2020 APUs.
The Dyson Cyclone V10 (Image: Dyson)

Opinion | The slew of promoted Dyson YouTube videos spotlights a growing problem in the review community

Have you heard of the Dyson Cyclone V10? If not, don't worry; a deluge of YouTube channels posted "reviews" about the vacuum yesterday. However, the sponsored videos raise some concerns about the YouTube tech review community as a whole.
The Nokia 6 (2018). (Source: Suning)

Bar the Nokia 6 (2018), no new Nokia device will be coming to the US

HMD CEO Florian Seiche has confirmed that the company will not be selling its new retinue of devices in the US. The Nokia 6 (2018), however, will make the trip later in May, but not under the banners of any carrier.
The SEC has stated that some VC trading-asset mechanisms fall under federal securities laws. (Source: Wired)

Bitcoin value damaged by SEC statement

The US Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a stern statement in regard to potentially unlawful online trading platforms. The statement includes a warning to investors that they should use “SEC-registered and regulated ma...
BlackBerry is taking Facebook to court for IP infringement. (Source: Venturebeat)

BlackBerry sues Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram for patent infringement

BlackBerry Ltd has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its companies WhatsApp and Instagram for improperly implementing BBM IP in the social network's messaging apps. While BlackBerry is seeking to protect the...
Broadcom has made offers of US$117 billion and US$121 billion to acquire Qualcomm. (Source: Mac Rumors)

CFIUS may have just stopped Broadcom acquiring Qualcomm

It seems that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) may have just thwarted any further attempt by Broadcom to succeed in their quest to takeover Qualcomm. CFIUS has sent a letter raising concerns to offi...
Lenovo ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD) Laptop Review

88% Lenovo ThinkPad E480 (i5-8250U, UHD 620, SSD) Laptop Review

Unpretentious workhorse! Having recently reviewed the 2018 ThinkPad equipped with a Radeon RX 550 GPU, we now have the entry-level SKU in our lab. We are particularly interested in temperatures, which were the E480's most pronounced and prominent weak spot.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.8 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

90% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon 2018 (WQHD HDR, i7) Laptop Review

Great display, but high temperatures. Lenovo has upgraded its flagship ThinkPad X1 Carbon for 2018. The new model sports both a quad-core ultra-low voltage (ULV) processor and a very bright WQHD HDR display. We have just got the device into our editorial department to give you our first impressions. Update: Comparison with ThinkPad T480, review complete.
Intel Core i7-8550U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.1 kg
The Mali-G52 is the newest premium mid-range chip that will be included in upcoming mainstream smartphones and tablets. (Source: ARM)

ARM announces new Mali G52/31 GPUs along with video and display processors for mobile devices

The premium G52 GPU will be featured in mid-range mobile products, while the G31 GPU is designed for entry-level smartphones and tablets. Furthermore, the V52 and D51 processors deliver improved performance with reduced die sizes.

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