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The new "2-in-1" TWS earbuds. (Source: Olive Union)

The Olive Pros are TWS earbuds and hearing aids in one

The start-up Olive Union has put its latest product up for crowdfunding on Indiegogo. On first glance, they are a particularly chunky take on the AirPod-clone TWS earbud. This may be because they apparently pack an "FDA-registered...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:53:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 may still run well on older systems. (Source: CD Projekt Red)

The Cyberpunk 2077 experience on the PS4 or Xbox One is slated to be "surprisingly good" by CD Projekt Red CEO

CD Projekt Red has just held its third-quarter earnings call for 2020, during which its president and joint CEO Adam Kiciński fielded various questions, many of which were about the upcoming title Cyberpunk 2077. One of them may a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 23:09:00 +0100
The Mate 20 Pro. (Source: BGR)

EMUI 11 beta update set to arrive for the Mate 20 Pro, P30, and P30 Pro in Europe next month

Huawei recently revealed its schedule for the EMUI 11 release. Phones like the P30, P30 Pro, Mate 20, and Mate 20 Pro are all geared to get the EMUI 11 update in Q1 2021 but betas for those devices will arrive in Europe a lot soon...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 21:08:00 +0100
HTC's "TWS1" on NCC. (Source: NCC via MySmartPrice)

A new leak spoils the launch of HTC's next TWS earbuds

HTC might be planning a return to the smart mobile market with new TWS earbuds. These products have been spotted on the database of the Taiwanese regulator NCC ahead of their lauch. This leak indicates that these new accessories h...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 18:29:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi 10T smartphone range will end up running on MIUI 13. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

MIUI 13 release date rumor joins predicted eligibility list of current Xiaomi smartphones that are likely to land an update

A good idea of the MIUI 13 release date has been offered up by a super moderator on the Mi Community forum. Along with that, a refreshed list of Xiaomi, Redmi, POCO, and Black Shark devices that are likely to land a MIUI 13 update...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 10:04:00 +0100
Paranoid Android is supporting the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro with the Android 11-based Ruby ROM. (Image source: @paranoidaospa)

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro get Android 11-based Paranoid Android Ruby Alpha 1 custom ROM treatment

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro owners now have a new Android 11-based custom ROM to utilize if they are not fully content with the well-received OxygenOS skin or simply want more freedom to tinker with their phone. While Paranoid And...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 27 Nov 2020 08:39:00 +0100
The possible Reno 5 Pro on TENAA. (Source: TENAA)

The alleged OPPO Reno 5 Pro pops up on the TENAA and 3C websites

Earlier, the appearance of a new OPPO phone with what seems to be the Dimensity 1000+ processor and 8GB of RAM gave rise to speculation that it is the Reno 5 Pro, meaning it and its vanilla sibling will launch soon. Now, a device ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 23:08:00 +0100
Nokia's new flagship TV. (Source: Nokia)

Nokia launches Android TVs in Europe through Streamview

Streamview is an Austrian-based retailer specializing in TVs and streaming boxes. Its latest launch is for new Nokia TVs for the European market. They have 32- to 75-inch screens, most of which are also 4K and support Dolby Vision...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 22:26:00 +0100
Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets a new software update (Source: Samsung)

The Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 gets improved GPS tracking thanks to the latest software update

Most features that come with the new software update that is rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Watch Active 2 smartwatches in the US were introduced in South Korea last month. The list of changes is long enough and includes solid impr...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 13:54:00 +0100
The Capitol Building in Microsoft Flight Simulator World Update II: USA (Source: Xbox Wire)

Microsoft Flight Simulator gets World Update II: USA free update

Almost two months after the release of World Update I: Japan, Microsoft Flight Simulator gets a new free update, namely World Update II: USA. This update features an improved elevation model, new aerial textures, four new US airpo...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 26 Nov 2020 11:45:00 +0100
A "Motorola Nio" render. (Source: TechnikNews)

Motorola's "Nio" is rumored to have the Snapdragon 865 SoC, Android 11 and a 105Hz refresh rate

Motorola is now said to have a new high-end device in the works that might run Android 11 out of the box. It is also touted to have at least 8GB of RAM and a 64MP main camera. A leaker also now claims it will have a rather unusual...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 19:05:00 +0100
The new global update for the Redmi Note 8 contains MIUI 11 and Android 9.0 Pie. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 receives a bizarre new update

Xiaomi only issued a new MIUI 12 update for the global version of the Redmi Note 8 yesterday, but the company has now released another build. This time, the new update is based on MIUI 11 and Android 9.0 Pie, just to confuse matte...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 18:16:00 +0100
The new QNAP servers. (Source: QNAP)

QNAP announces a new Intel Xeon-based NAS with optional Thunderbolt 3 upgrades

QNAP has launched the TVS-h1288X and TVS-h1688X, 2 new enterprise-grade NAS servers with the Intel Xeon W-1250 6-core/12-thread processor. They are also compatible with PCIe Gen 3 cards that can augment them with up to 4 Thunderbo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 16:33:00 +0100
An up-to-date OPPO Reno render. (Source: HT Tech)

OPPO's Reno 5 Pro will launch with the Dimensity 1000+ processor: new leak

A new device from OPPO has surfaced on Geekbench 5 running on MediaTek's flagship Dimensity 1000+ SoC. This has led to speculation that the phone in question is the Reno 5 Pro. Meanwhile, its vanilla variant is rumored to exhibit ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 15:36:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi A2 has received its November security patch. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 receives a new update

The Xiaomi Mi A2 has received a new update containing the November 2020 security patch. V11.0.17.0.QDIMIXM can be downloaded now as an OTA upgrade, or as recovery and fastboot ROMs.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 14:59:00 +0100
The Xbox Series S is an emulation powerhouse. (Image via Microsoft and Retro Arch w/ edits)

The Xbox Series S and Series X can now run retro emulators through RetroArch, and performance is excellent

Retro gamers have managed to get the popular emulator frontend Retro Arch installed on the Xbox Series S and Series X consoles. Not surprisingly, performance is excellent, but considering the frontend's limitations of previous con...
Sam Medley, Wed, 25 Nov 2020 01:07:00 +0100
An early Note 9 5G leak. (Source: TENAA)

A possible Redmi Note 9 5G leaks onto Geekbench ahead of its launch

Xiaomi has confirmed that the Redmi Note 9 5G series will launch on November 26, 2020. Prior to this, however, a new device from this OEM thought to be the new line's base model has appeared on Geekbench. It seems to have the phon...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 23:50:00 +0100
The original iPhone SE and iPhone 6s will not be eligible for iOS 15. (Image source: Shiwa ID)

iOS 15 will probably not be headed to the original iPhone SE or the iPhone 6s series

Apple continues to lead the way with its excellent software support for older smartphones, unlike many Android OEMs. Ultimately, even Apple has a point where it drops iPhones from future iOS releases, and it seems like the iPhone ...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 19:50:00 +0100
V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM should bring all global Redmi Note 8 handsets onto MIUI 12. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 receives a fixed global MIUI 12 update that also contains the November security patch

Xiaomi has seeded a new global MIUI 12 update for the Redmi Note 8. V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM should bring all global handsets onto MIUI 12 while upgrading them to the November 2020 security patch. The update will be a 2.1 GB download for...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:16:00 +0100
The LG Wing has gained some useful software improvements with recent updates. (Image source: LG)

The LG Wing gains a valuable software feature with its latest update

LG has enabled a much-needed feature on the Wing, which should please fans of the company's dual-screen device. Now, it is possible to switch apps between the main and secondary screens with a three-finger swipe. The latest update...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:12:00 +0100
Xiaomi is now pushing Android 11 to the global edition of the Mi 10. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Global Android 11 update arrives for the Xiaomi Mi 10 with an equivalent upgrade for the Redmi K30 5G in tow

The global version of the Mi 10 has started receiving Android 11, making it one of the first devices outside of China to do so. The Redmi K30 5G is also now eligible for Android 11 courtesy of V12.1.1.0.RGICNXM.
Alex Alderson, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 17:07:00 +0100
A careful Cyberpunk 2077 playthough on hardest difficulty setting could easily take over 200 hours

Cyberpunk 2077: Over 200 hours of gameplay needed to reach the end

Playing as a nomad, a game tester managed to play Cyberpunk 2077 for over 175 hours without reaching the end credits. However, he did this on the hardest difficulty setting by playing more stealthy than usual while looting everyth...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:38:00 +0100
Even the grandly named Mi 10 Ultra makes do with a FHD+ display. (Source: Xiaomi)

Latest MIUI 12 code lends credence to reports of a QHD+ display on the Mi 11 Pro

Recent reports claimed that Xiaomi has planned a QHD+ display for its next flagship device, the Mi 11 Pro. New information in the form of MIUI 12 code has further lent credence to those claims, and it appears that Xiaomi is, indee...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 14:21:00 +0100
World of Warcraft Shadowlands now available as promised launch date November 23 (Source: World of Warcraft)

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands now available with ray-traced shadows, ambient occlusion, and multi-threaded performance improvements

Although it missed the October 27 global launch date, World of Warcraft: Shadowlands arrived less than a day ago, as rescheduled. This major update for Blizzard's iconic product includes new items and adventures, as well as techno...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 24 Nov 2020 12:11:00 +0100
The new Cosmos Max home theater projector. (Source: Nebula)

Nebula announces new Cosmos and Cosmos Max home projectors

Nebula is a brand that has seen success on crowdfunding websites for its portable, compact projectors. Now, it is back with a more conventional launch for its new Cosmos and Cosmos Max products. They are rated for 1080p and 4K res...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 23:23:00 +0100
A new ColorPro VP68a monitor. (Source: ViewSonic)

The new ViewSonic ColorPro VP68a monitor series offers Pantone validation and a color-blindness filter

ViewSonic has announced new monitors with specific kinds of support for accessibility in content creation. The OEM claims they come with color accuracy certified by Pantone out of the box, and also include color-blindness modes. T...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 17:39:00 +0100
Extending Chrome support for Windows 7 until January 2022 (Source: Google Cloud Blog)

Chrome for Windows 7 refuses to die: Security updates coming until at least mid-January 2022

With over 20 percent of corporate users still stuck with Windows 7, Google has decided to extend support for Chrome on this old operating system until "at least" January 15, 2022. This comes as a 6-month extension of the previousl...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 16:40:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 8 Pro looks set to get Android 11 after all. (Source: AndroidPit)

New Xiaomi Android 11 roadmap reveals that the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Redmi Note 8 duo may receive the update after all

While previous information heavily indicated that the Redmi Note 8 Pro, Redmi Note 8, and Redmi Note 8T would not be eligible for Android 11, a new report leans towards the contrary. Apparently, the three phones are set to get And...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 14:20:00 +0100
Only 19 devices will receive EMUI 11 across nine regions. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei announces EMUI 11 upgrade plans for nine regions

Huawei has outlined its EMUI 11 upgrade plans in nine regions. Only nineteen devices will be eligible to receive EMUI 11, but most must wait until a vague Q1 2021 before Huawei's latest OS arrives. There is no word on Android 11 a...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Nov 2020 13:34:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 has already gone gold. (Image source: CD Projekt Red official render)

Striking Cyberpunk 2077 game footage leaked but rumor persists of further delay

Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage has been leaked online and it looks spectacular, especially as the footage was taken from PlayStation 4 gameplay. Although many gamers are expecting CD Projekt to release the game as scheduled on De...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 22 Nov 2020 23:26:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 8 Pro has a quad-camera system with a 64 MP main lens. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 8 Pro obtains new MIUI 12 beta global stable update

A new MIUI 12 update has started being pushed out to random users of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. The firmware build, which is in a beta stable status, is for the Global variant of the Redmi Note 8 Pro. If the testing phase is successful...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 22:21:00 +0100
Cyberpunk 2077 to launch without ray tracing support for AMD video cards

Cyberpunk 2077: No ray tracing for AMD video cards at launch

According to the final system requirements for the PC version of the game, Cyberpunk 2077 will only launch with ray tracing support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX video cards. Although the AMD Radeon RX 6000 lineup also comes with this ca...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 21 Nov 2020 17:14:00 +0100
A fixed build for the Redmi Note 8 is supposedly ready for distribution. (Image source: Xiaomi)

A fixed global MIUI 12 update for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 is ready and may arrive before December

Xiaomi has finalised a fixed MIUI 12 update for the global version of the Redmi Note 8, according to a new report. The new update will be called V12.0.2.0.QCOMIXM, and is now thought to be arriving before the end of the month.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:50:00 +0100
Doom Eternal coming soon to Nintendo Switch but no launch date official yet

Doom Eternal headed for Nintendo Switch as an exclusive digital release, no launch date yet

Although the absence of a physical release resulted in many canceled pre-orders for GameStop customers, Nintendo Switch users will be able to get Doom Eternal as a digital-exclusive release. Sadly, there is only the official confi...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 19:45:00 +0100
A 12 unit with green tint (left) next to an unaffected iPhone. (Source: Apple Communities)

The iPhone 12 series may be the latest premium device line to exhibit the "green tint" display disorder

"Green tint" is an issue in which OLED displays seem to glow where they should remain completely dark under certain conditions. It was present in some units of the iPhone 11 series last year, and has now reportedly raised its head...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 18:26:00 +0100
The new FX6. (Source: Sony)

Sony introduces the FX6 as the first new member of the Cinema Line

The FX6 is Sony's latest professional cine-grade camera. Despite this - and its full array of controls, E-lens mount and top handle, it is rated to be relatively light and compact. Nevertheless, it also still packs tech and featur...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 17:41:00 +0100
The P20 and P20 Pro are receiving new updates in Europe. (Image source: Huawei)

The Huawei P20 and P20 Pro receive a new update promising system improvements

Huawei has released a new update to the P20 and P20 Pro. The update, which is rolling out in Europe, contains system stability improvements. Neither device are ever likely to receive EMUI 10.1 or EMUI 11, though.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:26:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 Pro and POCO F2 Pro are some of the first Xiaomi devices to receive Android 11. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi K30 Pro, POCO F2 Pro and Mi 10 Pro receive Android 11 updates

Xiaomi has now moved onto bringing its devices onto Android 11, having already upgraded most of them to MIUI 12. The Redmi K30 Pro, POCO F2 Pro and Mi 10 Pro are some of the first handsets to receive Android 11, although those out...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 15:20:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S receive a new MIUI 12 update

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S receive a new MIUI 12 update

Xiaomi has begun upgrading the Redmi Note 7 and Redmi Note 7S to MIUI 12 in India. V12.0.1.0.QFGINXM will arrive as an OTA, but the recovery ROM can be downloaded manually now.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 13:52:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 has been delighting and frustrating owners around the world. (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation 5 falls foul to error messages, coil whine, shipping snafus, and scalpers galore but at least Sony offers fix for PS5 "queued for download" bug

Problems involving the PlayStation 5 are starting to appear en masse online, with system errors, hardware-related coil whine, scalping activities, and delivery issues among the most common complaints. However, at least an apparent...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 10:28:00 +0100
Ashley Johnson has been nominated for her performance as Ellie in The Last of Us Part II. (Image source: Sony)

The Last of Us Part II dominates The Game Awards 2020 nominations while indie title Hades leads the chasing pack

The PlayStation 4 smash-hit adventure game The Last of Us Part II has amassed 10 nominations for The Game Awards 2020, including in the Game of the Year category. Indie hit Hades managed to grab eight nominations, while the critic...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 20 Nov 2020 07:52:00 +0100
Fitbit's latest smartwatches have received new features with Fitbit OS 5.1. (Image source: Fitbit)

Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 smartwatches receive Google Assistant support, SpO2 upgrade and more courtesy of new software update

The Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 have received some exciting upgrades, thanks to a new software update. The update brings the Google Assistant to the two smartwatches, along with improvements to the SpO2 sensor, among other changes. F...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 19:37:00 +0100
OnePlus is planning to add seven new features to OxygenOS. (Image source: Li Yan)

OnePlus announces seven new features that will be making their way to OxygenOS

OnePlus has finalised some of the changes that it will be adding to OxygenOS. The new features have been whittled to seven from thousands of community suggestions, and include a proper dark mode, not a dark grey mode as is current...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:14:00 +0100
Sony Xperia 1 II gets November 2020 Android security patch

Sony Xperia 1 II gets the November 2020 Android security patch

Without an official changelog to go with it, the Sony Xperia 1 II has just received a new software update. The 108.6 MB patch is available via OTA and contains the November 2020 Android security patch from Google, most likely comb...
Codrut Nistor, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:12:00 +0100
The Galaxy Note 5 is one of several older flagships to receive a new update. (Image source: Canoopsy)

The Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 receive new updates

Samsung has updated the Galaxy S6 series and Galaxy Note 5, years after official support for the devices ended. The four handsets remain on Android 7.0 Nougat and the September 2018 security patch, but Samsung claims to have optim...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 19 Nov 2020 13:08:00 +0100
Fan-made Xiaomi Mi 11 concept image with full-screen display. (Image source: Easy Access Tech)

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro teams up with MIUI 12 for advanced screen-viewing technology as tipster also leaks impressive camera details

The Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro flagship smartphone will apparently utilize MIUI 12 firmware to deliver users with a top-notch screen-viewing experience according to a noted leaker. On top of that, it appears the Pro model of the upcoming Mi...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 22:25:00 +0100
EMUI 11 may only reach 14 devices by March 2021. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei may only update 14 devices to EMUI 11 by March 2021

Huawei is set to upgrade only 14 devices to EMUI 11, according to a new report. Citing official confirmation from Huawei, it will apparently take the Chinese company until March 2021 before it finishes the rollout. Devices like th...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:23:00 +0100
Some OriginOS features. (Source: Weibo)

Vivo unveils OriginOS, a new software skin packed full of custom features

Vivo held its Developer Conference today (November 18, 2020). This event was dominated by the introduction of OriginOS, a new UI the OEM has developed in order to replace Funtouch OS on its smartphones. With its adaptive, dynamic ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 18:21:00 +0100
The Redmi Note 9 Pro. (Source: Xiaomi)

Android 11 update surprisingly arrives for the Redmi Note 9 Pro

While still distributing the Android 11 update to the Mi 10 series, it seems Xiaomi has already set its sights towards the popular, mid-range Snapdragon 720G-powered branch of the Redmi Note 9 family. Yes, it appears that the Redm...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 17:17:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 10 gets Android 11 via MIUI stable software update mid-November 2020

Xiaomi Mi 10 gets Android 11-based MIUI update

A week ago, Xiaomi rolled out the MIUI update for the Mi 10 flagship, but pulled it back shortly after, most likely due to bugs. Now, the Android 11-based firmware is finally back on track and this time everything...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:05:00 +0100


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