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The SM-T545 may be an updated version of a tablet like this. (Source: Harvey Norman)

Probable new Samsung Galaxy Tab shows up on Geekbench

A device with the model number SM-T545 has posted results on the Geekbench 4 website. Its designation suggests that it is a new Samsung tablet, possibly a Galaxy Tab A or Active. With 4GB of RAM and the Snapdragon 710 SoC, it is a...
The Lenovo Z6 will run on the new Snapdragon 730 processor. (Source: Weibo)

Lenovo VP confirms Snapdragon 730 for the Z6

A recent teaser for the upcoming Lenovo Z6 smartphone suggested that it would have Sony AI cameras, a high-capacity battery and a "next-generation" processor. Subsequently, the OEM's vice president got on his Weibo and released mo...
The Galaxy S10+ Prism Silver is only available in a handful of markets. (Source: 9to5Google)

The Samsung Galaxy S10+ Prism Silver edition is headed to a new market

According to a new report, Samsung will release the Galaxy S10+ in its Prism Silver color option to the Indian market soon. Furthermore, the Galaxy M30s will also become available for sale in this country. This new phone is a new,...
The new Windows Terminal app preview can now be downloaded from the Microsoft Store. (Source: Microsoft)

The new Windows Terminal is now available for download from the Microsoft Store

Microsoft has released a preview of the new Windows Terminal app to the Microsoft Store. The Windows Terminal app consolidates all command line tools into a unified tabbed interface that offers GPU-accelerated text rendering, cust...
The Samsung Galaxy A10 appears to be getting an upgraded variant. (Source: DirectD)

A new version of the Samsung Galaxy A10 with a fingerprint scanner and bigger battery may be in the works

A phone with the model number SM-A107F has allegedly gone through certification at the US' FCC. As this number is close to that of the Samsung Galaxy A10, it appears that the device in question is a new variant of the same. Unlike...
Edge computing can connect large-scale servers and services to individual devices. (Source: Alibaba Cloud)

The edge-computing market is to be worth about US$7 billion by 2024

Edge computing is a rapidly emerging industry that may become closely associated with others such as machine learning in the future. Its market is now projected to be worth US$6.9 billion in the next 5 years. This is thought to be...
The Moto Z4 may not get Android R. (Source: Digital Trends)

Looking forward to Android R on the Moto Z4? Don't count on it

A popular tech blog claims to have gotten the word from Motorola that its latest major release, the Moto Z4, may only get 1 full Android version update during its life cycle. Therefore, the new phone will see Q, but could miss out...
The Samsung Galaxy M30. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung may have a new, more powerful variant of the Galaxy M30 in the works

The Galaxy M30 is one of Samsung's newest mid-range devices. However, it appears that the OEM is already planning to refresh this phone with a different, faster CPU. On the other hand, this possibility has only been indicated thro...
PC-Doctor Tool For Windows is also believed to be vulnerable to cyber attacks. (Image source: Lifewire)

Cybersecurity company finds worrying vulnerability affecting millions of Dell laptops and desktops

A high-severity vulnerability has been discovered in Dell’s SupportAssist software that is found on millions of computers sold by the American manufacturer. The problem was highlighted by a company called SafeBreach and was origin...
Fresh leaks suggest that this is the Mi CC9. (Source: GSMArena)

Meet Xiaomi's new, youth-oriented brand: CC

Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun, recently took to Weibo to introduce the OEM's latest split-off, CC. It is apparently informed by the "Chic & Cool 90 team", or designers that were born in the 90s, came from the main company's recent acquisi...
An up-to-date render for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. (Source: Business Today)

TOF camera now projected for Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Samsung has just allegedly trademarked a product called "Make & Play 3D", which apparently involves a time-of-flight (TOF) module that brings depth-sensing to devices such as smartphones. This suggests that upcoming releases from ...
Microsoft Bing may have as many as 450 million users per month. (Source: TNW)

Are Bing and Edge really duds? Maybe not, according to new leak

Microsoft does not normally release data on the performance of its in-house search engine and browser. However, a new leaked slide may give an idea of how Bing and Edge are doing. Apparently, Bing has over 450 million monthly acti...
Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is a new suite for political campaign security. (Source: Microsoft)

New Microsoft 365 suite offers enterprise-level security for political campaigns

Microsoft 365 for Campaigns is a new service intended to safeguard election campaigns from bad actors of various kinds. It is part of the Redmond company's Defending Democracy Program, and offers enterprise-level security to those...
Over 2 million Watch GTs have allegedly sold worldwide. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch GT sells over 2 million units since its release

The Huawei Watch GT is the OEM's latest smartwatch, which runs on LiteOS rather than the Wear OS of its predecessors. The company has reported that it has shipped more than 2 million of these devices since their launch in 2018. It...
A Tesla Model S. (Source: Tesla)

GPS spoofing attack could drive a Tesla Model S or 3 off the road, as security researchers find

The Tesla Models S or 3 have a feature called Navigate on Autopilot feature, which can allow one of these vehicles to follow a certain route while driving autonomously. The security firm Regulus Cyber has claimed that they are sus...
Part of LG's teaser campaign for the W series of phones. (Source:

One of LG's upcoming ' Specials' gets leaked prior to launch

LG intends to release its new mid-range smartphones, the W series, as Amazon exclusives in India. However, one variant of this series, the W10, has allegedly surfaced on the Android Enterprise database. It shows that the phone may...
Vivaldi 2.6 update notification (Source: Own)

Vivaldi 2.6 brings native content blocking, even more customization options

With a total of 11 new features and no less than 57 bugs squashed, Vivaldi 2.6 is a solid update to the browser that was created to be Opera 12's spiritual successor. This new release comes with a native content blocking mechanism...
Microsoft Edge on Windows 7 (Source: Microsoft Edge Blog)

Chromium-based Microsoft Edge for Windows 7 and 8.1 now available for download

Although these are only the first preview builds to reach the public, those interested in trying Edge on Windows 7 and 8/8.1 can finally do so. Microsoft Edge now uses a Chromium core, the same that can be found inside Google Chro...
The Lenovo L78121 may be the Z6, given a pop-up camera by some unverified rumors. (Source: YouTube)

New 8GB, Snapdragon 730-powered Lenovo phone appears on Geekbench

A Lenovo device with the novel model number L78121 has posted several scores already on the Geekbench website. It is powered by a chipset also found on results for other phones with the Snapdragon 730 SoC. This new mid-ranger's sc...
The P30 Pro. (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei brings DC dimming to the P30 Pro

PWM sensitive people rejoice! You now have one more OLED smartphone to choose from thanks to Huawei bringing DC dimming to the P30 Pro. The feature comes bundled in EMUI, which includes a host of other refinements too.
The LG V40 ThinQ. (Image source: LG)

LG finally rolls out Android Pie to the unlocked V40 ThinQ

Cue terrible baked pastry related puns as LG has released Android 9.0 Pie to the unlocked version of the V40 ThinQ. The company has kept to its promise of delivering the system update within Q2 2019, just. The update is available ...
Huawei's teaser for the Nova 5 Pro. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei Nova 5 Pro officially exists, posts impressive Antutu score

The Nova 5 is the subject of Huawei's next smartphone release. It has been rumored to launch alongside a few variants, including a Pro version. The OEM has now issued a teaser for this device, which has also allegedly gained an An...
Part of the Google Pay P2P interface. (Source: 9to5Google)

Google will terminate its UK P2P service later in 2019

Peer-to-Peer (P2P) is one of several functions that were amalgamated under the Google Pay name in 2018. It has still been available in the UK market, however, and allows users to send payments to others using a balance stored in a...
Cochlear will be able to market the Nucleus Profile Plus soon. (Source: Cochlear)

The FDA approves Cochlear's Nucleus Profile Plus, a hearing-aid implant that can control an Android phone

The Nucleus Profile Plus is a freshly-approved hearing aid from Cochlear that can connect to an Android phone using Google's new, improved ASHA protocol for this purpose. It allows those with aural impairments to control, stream f...
The Honor nX series may be getting a 2019 refresh. (Source: GSMArena)

The 9X Pro could be Honor's first phone to use the new Kirin 810 processor

The Kirin 810 may be introduced with the upcoming Nova 5 phone from Huawei. Now, it appears that Honor also has access to this new, mid-range SoC. This brand is rumored to use it to make a new device, the 9X Pro.
Qualcomm has a new Aqstic audio codec. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm unveils its latest series of Aqstic audio codecs

Qualcomm claims that the audio codec integrated into its flagship mobile SoCs can rival DACs produced by dedicated manufacturers. Its latest iteration of these are found in the new Snapdragon 730 mid-range chipsets. They are calle...
The alleged Android port on a Nintendo Switch. (Source: Twitter)

Android port for Nintendo Switch reportedly nearly ready to go

Several developers have been working to port Android to the Nintendo Switch since at least February 2019. Now, it appears that this work has paid off and the conversion is nearly fully-functional. The latest build for this console...
Huawei Nova 5-series renders in potential color options. (Source: TechNave)

Alleged Huawei Nova 5 appears on Geekbench

The Nova 5 is a new quasi-high-end smartphone destined for launch on June 21, 2019. Despite this, its leaks seem to keep coming. The latest is a device with a model number and specs that may match the upcoming device on Geekbench.
There may be a new NVIDIA SHIELD TV out soon, but is it really next-gen? (Source: Amazon)

NVIDIA SHIELD TV may be back with a (slightly) new version

The NVIDIA SHIELD TV box may be among the best-known of all Android TV boxes. Now, there is evidence that it is finally seeing a refresh. However, it seems that the only difference between it and the existing model is a slightly u...
MIUI fans will soon see the last of links like these. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces Global MIUI Beta Program termination for all of its phones

Xiaomi has announced that its software division will stop releasing global betas of its OS, MIUI, on July 1, 2019. This applies not merely to older and slower devices, but to all phones of its brand. However, the OEM has also stat...
The Shot on OnePlus web interface. (Source: OnePlus)

OnePlus found to have sprung a user-data leak through a photography app

"Shot on OnePlus" is an initiative by which users can upload their shots via a smartphone app or online. This is done via an API, which, when analyzed, was found to be a ready source of user emails and IDs. The company's response ...
POCO Launcher 2.0 improves app-drawer customization. (Source: Twitter)

Xiaomi releases a new version of the POCO Launcher

The POCO Launcher, originally designed for the Pocophone F1, has gained popularity due to its advanced customization options. Now, its makers at Xiaomi have released a 2nd version, which can be downloaded and tried out now. It mai...
The Samsung T5 Portable SSD. (Source: Amazon)

Samsung reportedly trademarks a new T-series portable SSD

Samsung has allegedly secured a trademark for a new product called the "Portable SSD T7 Plus". Should this leak prove true, it appears that a successor for the T5 is on its way. This putative product may at least maintain a trend ...
Mi Electric Scooter owners are being asked to check if their device should be included in a new product recall. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi announces a recall of its electric scooters

Xiaomi has issued a recall of its Mi Electric Scooter (or M365) product. This request to return items does not apply to all units of the personal transport accessory, however, but to a subset of the same sold in certain countries....
Microsoft Edge coming to Linux, confirmed by the dev team on Reddit

Microsoft Edge will hit Linux sooner or later

Once considered something impossible, Microsoft Edge's availability for Linux is now in sight. According to the developer team behind it, Microsoft's browser is not ready for Linux yet, but there is no technical difficulty that ca...
Wear OS Tiles manager June 2019 update (Source: 9to5Google)

Latest Wear OS update comes with a Tiles manager

After applying the latest Wear OS update, those using compatible smart wearables will be able to manage the tiles from the connected smartphones, as well as from the smartwatches themselves. The list of tiles that can be added inc...
KaiOS is thought to run on 100 million phones like these by now. (Source: KaiOS)

KaiOS set to expand on various vital levels in the coming year

KaiOS is the most prominent alternative to either iOS or Android on mobile devices. Its CEO, Sebastien Codeville, has just given an interview outlining this platform's directions and goals for the immediate future. They include gr...
The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. (Source: Android Central)

Tantalizing update brings dedicated night mode to the Samsung Galaxy S9 range

The Samsung Galaxy S10 phones debuted with Samsung's new night mode feature, Bright Night. That feature is now making its way to the Galaxy S9 phones and it apparently performs just as well as the newer S10 phones.
Russian Sailfish OS fork Aurora OS could be an Android alternative for Huawei. (Source: Jolla)

Huawei working with Oppo, others on HongMengOS, also testing Sailfish OS fork Aurora OS

Huawei is pulling out all the stops to ensure that can continue to sell its smartphones. The latest indications are that the embattled Chinese technology giant is partnering with fellow Chinese smartphone makers to test its HongMe...
An OLED micro-display. (Source: Road to VR)

The micro-display market will be worth over US$3 billion by 2025

A micro-display is a panel that may be made of conventional materials such as OLED or LCD, yet are 2 inches at most on the diagonal. They are incorporated into everyday devices such as digital cameras, and in emerging categories s...
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition closed Steam beta coming June 18 (Source: The Age of Empires Team via email)

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition closed Steam beta kicks off on June 18

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition is not here yet, but a closed Steam beta test is set to start on June 18, when 1,500 eligible users will be chosen to join the battle. A larger wave of Age Insiders will be invited to take thi...
The HTC U19e. (Source: HTC)

The U19e and Desire 19+ are new HTC phones for the Taiwanese market

HTC has released new phones for 2019, albeit not flagship-level and only for the OEM's home market. They are the U19e, as projected earlier, and a new Desire-line device. They have 6.0- and 6.2-inch displays, and have double and t...
The OnePlus 7 Pro in Almond. (Source:

The OnePlus 7 Pro Almond SKU goes on sale, may gain a new Android Q navigation gesture soon

OnePlus has released a new colorway for the 7 Pro. This SKU (Almond) is available in the US or Canada so far. In addition, development leaks indicate that the OEM is preparing the new 'back' gesture, which consists of swiping inwa...
One of the Galaxy M40's main selling points is its punch-hole display. (Source: India Today)

Samsung unleashes the Galaxy M40 on the Indian market

The Samsung Galaxy M40 is available in India as of today (June 11, 2019). It offers a full-HD+ screen with a punch-hole camera, 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage for INR19,990 ($US288). The M40 also features triple rear cam...
Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Huawei has reportedly shipped 1 million phones with its custom HongMeng OS for testing

Despite massive business embargoes levied against it by the United States Government, Huawei seems to be rolling along. The Chinese company has reportedly shipped one million smartphones running its custom HongMeng OS to testers t...
Older and entry-level Redmi phones will no longer receive MIUI 10 beta ROMs. (Source: XDA Developers)

Older and entry-level Xiaomi phones will no longer receive MIUI beta ROMs

Xiaomi is adopting a new policy for the delivery of beta MIUI ROMs. Henceforth, devices that are more than a year older will be gradually withdrawn from participating in the beta program. Entry-level Redmi devices are also exempte...
Image source: The Simpsons (w/ edits)

E3 2019 | You can test DOOM on iOS for free later this year

Bethesda is asking gamers to sign up for a beta test program for DOOM 2016 on iOS. The program is designed to test Bethesda's new Orion framework for game streaming. Selected users will be able to stream DOOM 2016 on their iOS dev...
The Redmi S2/Y2. (Source: The Economic Times)

The Redmi S2, aka Y2, gets its Android Pie update

Redmi released a ~US$160 5.99-inch device with the Snapdragon 625 SoC and dual rear cameras in 2018. It is known as the S2 in China and as the Y2 in India. Of these, the S2 has started to exhibit an update to Android 9.0 (Pie).
A new Google Maps feature monitors your taxi/ride-share progress. (Source: XDA)

New Google Maps feature may help you tell when taxis are taking you the wrong way

Google Maps is reportedly rolling out a new feature intended to benefit users taking taxis or ride-shares in unfamiliar locations. It starts to send alerts if the vehicle in question starts to deviate from a given route by 500 met...
Firefox could go Premium in the coming months, confirmed Chris Beard

Prepare your wallet: Firefox Premium might launch later this year

In a recent interview, Mozilla CEO Chris Beard confirmed that premium services are coming soon. A VPN service and cloud capabilities could be bundled in a premium browser for those interested in paying for such features. The VPN a...


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