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Does your MacBook Pro 13 2019 turn off seemingly at random. (Image source: Oliur & Unsplash)

MacBook Pro 13 2019: Apple confirms random shutdown issue, its response may leave people reeling

The smallest MacBook Pro released this year has an issue and one that could seemingly strike at any time. Apple has acknowledged that many MacBook Pro 13 machines released from July onwards this year are experiencing random shutdo...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:12:00 +0100
Pablo Escobar Fold 1: The world's cheapest foldable? (Source: Escobar Inc)

Pablo Escobar's brother launches $349 Fold 1 smartphone

Pablo Escobar's brother just unveiled the Fold 1, a $349 foldable phone with flagship specs, available to pre-order right now. But the too-good-to-be-true price and uncanny similarities with the Royole FlexPai cast doubts. Is this...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 19:51:00 +0100
That has to be the sketchiest-looking "under-display" selfie camera setup we've ever seen. (Source: Slashleaks)

Xiaomi calls out yet another mouth-watering Mi Mix 4 leak as fake

Yet another leak has surfaced, painting an extremely attractive picture of the supposed upcoming Mi Mix 4. Some major touted features include a variable 120 Hz display with a QHD+ resolution, a 108 MP main shooter, quad rear camer...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 03 Dec 2019 11:06:00 +0100
No Android 10 love for the Galaxy Note 8 or S8. (Image source: Android Authority)

Samsung snubs the Galaxy Fold, while dropping the Galaxy S8, S8+ and Note 8

The Galaxy S10 series may have already started receiving Android 10 in some regions, but Galaxy Fold owners are not so fortunate. One UI 2.0 roadmaps state that the device still has another four months to wait before it sees an OS...
Alex Alderson, Sun, 01 Dec 2019 15:20:00 +0100
The OnePlus 6 and 6T will soon be rocking Android 10. (Image source: goandroid.co.in)

OnePlus 6 and 6T receive a fresh Android 10 beta update ahead of imminent release

OnePlus' Android 10 rollout to the 6 and 6T has been beset by issues, but things could be on the up. Having pulled the update earlier this month, the company has now pushed out a new beta build to both handsets. OnePlus was hopefu...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 30 Nov 2019 00:50:00 +0100
Take care when opening any recent MacBook Pro, not just the new 16-inch model. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

We damaged our 16-inch MacBook Pro, so you don't have to

The 16-inch MacBook Pro may have pleased fans and reviewers alike with its scissor-switch keyboard, Apple's latest laptop remains just as difficult as ever to disassemble. Even a mundane task like cleaning the fans poses the risk ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 29 Nov 2019 18:38:00 +0100
Lego Group states: "The evolution of the truck is here. Guaranteed shatterproof". (Image source: @Lego_Group)

Tesla's Cybertruck trolled by Lego Group's shatterproof vehicle

Lego Group, the company behind the beloved plastic building bricks, has expertly trolled Tesla in regard to the recently revealed Cybertruck. Elon Musk unveiled the futuristic-looking electric vehicle a few days ago in a PR event ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 28 Nov 2019 23:45:00 +0100
The Honor 20 Pro has already received the Android 10-based Magic UI 3.0 update. (Source: Trusted Reviews)

Official Android 10 update roadmap for Honor phones throws up a few surprises

Huawei and Honor began sending out the Android 10-based EMUI 10 and Magic UI 3.0 updates to their current-gen flagships. At the Honor V30 launch yesterday, Honor revealed its release roadmap for the Android 10 update and there are...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 27 Nov 2019 09:06:00 +0100
The Sony Xperia 5. (Source: Pocket Lint)

Two years behind the curve: The Xperia 5 continues Sony's tradition of making poor camera phones

Sony makes some of the best smartphone camera sensors, so one would expect the company's flagships to offer excellent camera performance. That could not be farther from the reality of the matter, though, as Sony has consistently s...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 24 Nov 2019 08:23:00 +0100
The MIUI 11 charging symbol resembles the Schutzstaffel insignia. (Image source: Own)

Xiaomi might want to rapidly reconsider its choice for the fast charging icon on MIUI 11

Xiaomi has been busy rolling out its MIUI 11 firmware on devices from its lineup, delivering many welcome changes to the previous iteration. However, one potential hiccup has been spotted in regard to the updated fast charging sym...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 22:56:00 +0100
OnePlus has admitted that a third party may have made off with its customer data. (Source: DigitalTrends)

OnePlus reports a data security breach that affects its customers

OnePlus has sent an email to "some of" its customers advising them of a lapse in data protection at the company. In this case, it appears passwords and payment details are safe; however, personal information associated with these ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 19:24:00 +0100
Perfect for slicing up traffic. (Image source: Tesla)

Blade Runner-inspired bulletproof Tesla Cybertruck will slice through traffic but has breakable unbreakable windows

The Tesla Cybertruck has been officially revealed, and while the all-electric vehicle has been specifically designed to protect the environment, it will certainly make some eyes sore. Elon Musk unveiled the Blade Runner-esque truc...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 23 Nov 2019 04:04:00 +0100
iOS 13 had more software patches in its first two months than any other version of iOS released under Craig Federighi

Apple to change in-house testing process for iOS 14 development

Prompted by the botched and buggy release of iOS 13, Apple has changed its internal development and testing processes for future operating system releases. The new changes will disable new or in-development features by default in ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 16:33:00 +0100
Not a PS5-related cartridge after all. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 game cartridge or external SSD? The truth can now be revealed

A Sony patent for a cartridge has been creating considerable speculation recently, with some believing the PlayStation 5 could come with a game cartridge slot while others opined the patent heralded the introduction of external SS...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 22 Nov 2019 02:32:00 +0100
Lenovo busted for secretly paying cybersecurity "influencers" to promote ThinkShield

Lenovo busted for secretly paying cybersecurity "influencers" to promote ThinkShield

TechCrunch Security Editor Zack Whittaker blew the whistle on Lenovo on his Twitter account recently over Chinese PC manufacturer Lenovo's alleged attempts to pay Information Security "influencers" to say good things about ThinkSh...
Douglas Black, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:07:00 +0100
Is Google Stadia dead on arrival with all the reported hardware issues and missing features? (Source: CNN)

Google Stadia users are reporting overheating issues with the Chromecast Ultra

Things are not looking up for Google's Stadia game streaming platform. Users were already disappointed that some features would not be ready by launch, and now hardware issues are popping up, as well. Several Reddit posters are re...
Bogdan Solca, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 16:45:00 +0100
The OnePlus 7T scored well in our recent review. (Image source: OnePlus)

Opinion | The OnePlus 7T trade in program is a joke

Want to lose money quickly? Well, the OnePlus 7T trade-in scheme would be a good way to go about it. You can get up to US$370 in credit for trading-in a 256 GB OnePlus 7 Pro, a quite frankly ludicrous amount of money for a six-mon...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 21 Nov 2019 15:05:00 +0100
Image via Google (w/ edits)

Google Stadia upscales games to 4K rather than rendering them natively at 4K as advertised

According to multiple outlets, some games on Google's Stadia streaming service are not rendered natively at 4K, like Google advertised them to be. Rather, some titles are rendered at lower resolutions and then upscaled to 4K once ...
Sam Medley, Wed, 20 Nov 2019 23:08:00 +0100
Sony: Smartphone business collapses; services being shut down too. (Image source: Sony)

Sony: Smartphone business collapses; services being shut down too

Sony sold only 600,000 smartphones in the previous quarter, an all-time low for the Japanese company's smartphone division. The collapse of its smartphone business also has consequences for the services that Sony offers.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:50:00 +0100
Size matters – Fujifilm's tongue-in-cheek takedown of Xiaomi. (Image source: Fujifilm)

Fujifilm trolls Xiaomi and the Mi Note 10 Pro's 108 MP camera

Size matters, at least according to the social media team at Fujifilm. While Xiaomi has gained plenty of attention recently for 108 MP camera in the Mi Note 10 and Mi Note 10 Pro, also known as the Mi CC9 Pro in some markets, Fuji...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 16:26:00 +0100
The more likely candidate - Xiaomi Mi Mix 3. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Alleged K30 series smartphone from Xiaomi caught on camera but it's more likely a Redmi herring

A supposed mystery smartphone has appeared in new photos taken on a subway train in China. There has been some speculation about what make and model the phone in the pictures is, with many plumping for either the upcoming Xiaomi R...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 18 Nov 2019 01:15:00 +0100
Ice Lake issues: Microsoft is aware that the Surface Pro 7 is currently stuck on broken graphics drivers

Ice Lake issues: Microsoft is aware that the Surface Pro 7 is currently stuck on months-old broken graphics drivers

All those Iris Plus-related bug fixes Intel have been releasing over the past three months have yet to arrive on the Surface Pro 7 despite the fact that this is supposed to be Microsoft's latest flagship Windows tablet. Though we ...
Allen Ngo, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:07:00 +0100
Huawei may get slight reprieve in US markets with extension of trade waiver

Huawei may get slight reprieve in US markets with extension of trade waiver

Despite the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, Huawei received a small reprieve in the way of a general license allowing U.S. firms to transact with the Chinese telecom giant. That license is set to expire on Monday, bu...
Sam Medley, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 01:01:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Shield are facing a user backlash. (Image source: Inverse)

Scathing Metacritic user reviews and #GameFreakLied dull the shine of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's release

The first user reviews for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have started being posted on Metacritic and it’s not looking good for the latest installments in the beloved franchise. At the time of writing, the user score stood at 3....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:27:00 +0100
The Xperia XZ1 Compact has received just one major OS update. (Source: Android Pit)

Official Sony Android 10 update roadmap confirms that the Xperia XZ1 phones have now been abandoned

Sony has now released its official Android 10 update roadmap. The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 will receive the OS update before the year runs out, while other phones will follow next year. Sadly, the Xperia XZ1 phones are missing from t...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:34:00 +0100
5G connectivity promises a better future, but it might hide some health hazards as well (Source: H2S Media)

Health check: Is 5G really bad for you? Debunking some 5G-related myths and fake news

As 5G networks go live in more and more markets with each month, some questions regarding the health hazards that might come with this new technology remain unanswered. However, most 5G dangers that some websites have been warning...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 07:00:00 +0100
Image via YouTube

YouTube changes Terms of Service to emphasize it can delete channels that are not "commercially viable"

YouTube will update its terms of service to more clearly point out that the website can shut down channels that are deemed unprofitable. While this has sparked passionate debate among users and content creators, the law concerning...
Sam Medley, Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:00:00 +0100
MSI's Creator TRX40 motherboard supports AMD's 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadrippers. (Image source: MSI)

MSI blunder confirms existence of incredible 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3990X with 64 cores and 128 threads of processing power

A promo video from MSI has seemingly shown off AMD’s Ryzen Threadripper 3990X by accident. The clip was focusing on the manufacturer’s Creator TRX40 board that is capable of supporting the new 3rd Gen Threadrippers. However, a sys...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 04:41:00 +0100
It seems Galarian Ponyta will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield. (Image source: TheGamer)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield news: Latest leak will help you choose between Ponyta and Darumaka; Nintendo fights back

The latest apparent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has detailed which Pokémon will be exclusive to each game. Ever since Pokémon Red and Blue were released in 1996, gamers have had to carefully choose which game to buy or j...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 03:36:00 +0100
Apple releases iOS 13.2.2 to fix various bugs

Apple releases iOS 13.2.2 to fix various bugs

Apple release iOS 13.2.2 this week, bringing a fix to the RAM management bug introduced in iOS 13.2. There are a few other bug fixes and patches. Considering Apple's terrible track record with iOS 13, it may be prudent to wait a f...
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 23:39:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 9 3950X vs. Intel Core i9-10980XE. Look who won. (Image via Geekbench 4)

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X beats pricier Intel Core i9-10980XE and Core i9-9980XE in Geekbench

The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X has been spotted in Geekbench 4 and Geekbench 5, where it handily beat the Intel Core i9-10980XE and Core i9-9980XE, respectively. Considering the 3950X has beat these same CPUs in other benchmarks, it's like...
Sam Medley, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 22:32:00 +0100
Apple seeds first developer beta of iOS 13.3

Apple seeds first developer beta of iOS 13.3

Apple released the first developer beta for iOS 13.3 yesterday. While the update seems to fix the RAM management issues discovered in iOS 13.2, it offers little else. In fact, a new bug in the iOS 13.3 beta disallows the use of Be...
Sam Medley, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 17:12:00 +0100
The memory log from one of the "honeypot" systems, a computer intentionally left vulnerable to catch the worm. Image via Kevin Beaumont

Hackers target legacy Windows PCs to mine crypto via BlueKeep exploit

A security researcher discovered the first worm to take advantage of the BlueKeep in older versions of Windows exploit disclosed earlier this year. Machine running Windows 7 and below have a critical security flaw that can allow a...
Sam Medley, Wed, 06 Nov 2019 16:58:00 +0100
Oops, there goes the Pixel 4 XL. (Source: JerryRigEverything)

The Google Pixel 4 XL goes through JerryRigEverything's stress test and fails woefully

Google's new Pixel 4 phones have been faced with numerous challenges since they were launched a few weeks ago. Further compounding issues, the larger Pixel 4 XL just made its way to popular YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, wher...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 21:00:00 +0100
It's rumored that Nintendo has tracked down the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaker. (Image source: Nintendo/VG247)

Game over: Entire Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield cast of 400 Galar Pokédex characters revealed but alleged leaker may have been nabbed

The recent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has been quite astonishing in its enormity and impact. The games themselves are scheduled for release on November 15 but it now seems the entire Pokédex has been revealed, with 400 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:47:00 +0100
MIUI 11: A fast rollout so far, but hardly any devices are on Android 10. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Opinion | The Xiaomi MIUI 11 rollout is a sham right now

So, the MIUI 11 rollout is well underway, with Xiaomi now onto the second phase of its release schedule. However, owners of recent Xiaomi flagships are likely to be left disappointed as they find their handsets left on Android 9.0...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 14:39:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will feature co-op raids. (Image source: Game Freak/DotEsports)

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak evolves into a deluge as most of the alleged Pokédex appears online

The recent supposed Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaks have intensified into a deluge as a generously sized portion of the Pokédex now appears to be online. If the leaked characters turn out to be genuine, then this will be a ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the first 8th-generation Pokémon games. (Image source: Nintendo)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield characters and evolutions extensively leaked

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are scheduled to be released on November 15 for the Nintendo Switch; however, many of the characters and their various evolutions have already been leaked online. Gigantamax forms for a number of P...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 08:32:00 +0100
LG had promised to release Android Pie to the V20 by Q3 2019. (Image source: LG)

Android 9.0 Pie finally breaks cover on the LG V20

Were you losing hope that LG would ever deliver Android 9.0 Pie to the V20? Well, while being a quarter late, the South Korean company has started rolling out the OS upgrade to handsets. The switch to Android 9.0 Pie may not be a ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 17:46:00 +0100
The Pocophone F1 has started receiving MIUI 11, but not the Android 10 version. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Pocophone F1 receives an underwhelming MIUI 11 update

The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 is one of the first smartphones to receive MIUI 11, but owners may be slightly confused over the version that they have received. While flagship handsets like the Mi 8, Mi Mix 2s and Mi Mix 3 are receiving ...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 14:52:00 +0100
Apple pulls iOS 13.2 after multiple reports of bricked HomePod smart speakers

Apple pulls iOS 13.2 after multiple reports of bricked HomePod smart speakers

Do not install iOS 13.2. If you have a HomePod and have installed iOS 13.2, DO NOT RESET YOUR HOMEPOD. Multiple users are reporting that iOS 13.2, released yesterday, bricked their HomePod smart speakers. Apple has since pulled th...
Sam Medley, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:35:00 +0100
Such great hardware. (Source: Mashable)

Peak disappointment: New OTA update will leave Sprint LG V40 users fuming

If you're a user of the Sprint model LG V40 who's been expecting the Pie update...well, look away; today's just not your day. A new OTA update is now rolling out to the last-gen flagship but therein lies disappointment, despair, a...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:53:00 +0100
Expensive Asus Zephyrus laptops tend to ship with single-channel memory only

Expensive Asus Zephyrus laptops tend to ship with single-channel memory only

It's a common cost-cutting maneuver for budget gaming laptops that most high-end gaming laptops offer as standard. Retailers and resellers often neglect to mention the mode or how many RAM slots are available on product pages.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 28 Oct 2019 03:22:00 +0100
The Pixel 4 XL. (Source: BGR)

Oh So Slow: Google Pixel 4 XL shown to be a laggy mess

Artem Russakovskii of Android Police has posted a video showing his Pixel 4 XL taking ages to open the Settings and Spotify apps. Video recording on the phones also appears to be less than stellar, with obvious stutters at the sta...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 27 Oct 2019 21:13:00 +0100
The Asus ZenFone 4 will not see a stable Android Pie update. (Source: CNET)

Asus arrests development for its Zenfone 4 Android Pie update

Asus had included the Zenfone 4 in its plans to update older phones to Android Pie (9.0). However, this device has just been excluded from this schedule. The OEM claims that this will conserve the 4's system integrity and general ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 23:31:00 +0200
If any of these app icons are on your iPhone or iPad, uninstall them immediately. (Image via Wandera)

Trojan malware found in 17 apps on Apple App Store

Wandera, a security research firm, has found malware in 17 apps on the Apple App Store. The apps use a clicker trojan module to generate fraudulent web traffic in the background, likely to pump up ad revenue for specific websites....
Sam Medley, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 20:24:00 +0200
Google You Owe Us could cost Google up to £3.2 billion in damages. (Image source: Apple)

Did you own an iPhone between June 2011 and February 2012? You could be due up to £750 in compensation

iPhone owners could be due a hefty slice of compensation following a Court of Appeal judgment against Google. The complainant, Google You Owe Us, is seeking up to £3.2 billion (~US$4.1 billion) to compensate over 4 million iPhone ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 19:02:00 +0200
The RED HYDROGEN One; an ill-fated smartphone? (Image source: MKBHD)

RED dangles a fig leaf for HYDROGEN One owners as it cancels its HYDROGEN smartphone project

Did you buy into the RED HYDROGEN project? Well, founder Jim Jannard has announced that the company is being wound up, effectively canning the HYDROGEN Two. However, there could be some positive news on the horizon for HYDROGEN On...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 25 Oct 2019 13:46:00 +0200
Google Home speakers are left unresponsive after a firmware update. (Image via Reddit user Umagafr3sh.)

Firmware update bricks Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers

A firmware update pushed out to Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers earlier this month has been bricking devices, leaving them completely unresponsive. Google has acknowledged the problem and promised a resolution in t...
Sam Medley, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 16:36:00 +0200
Image via Disney

Disney streaming service, Disney+, doesn't work on Linux... yet

A Linux user has discovered that Disney+, Disney's new streaming service, doesn't work on his Fedora machine. The problem lies with the DRM used by Disney, which implements the highest possible security level. However, Disney has ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:34:00 +0200

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