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The Lenovo A-series may have a new member soon. (Source: Lenovo)

A potential extra-budget Lenovo phone leaks onto Geekbench

The Lenovo A-series is a line of often cost-effective smartphones. A leaker asserts that it will get a new addition soon. This is based on a new Geekbench 5 listing for a device with a heretofore-unknown model number with 4GB of R...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 28 Sep 2020 18:50:00 +0200
RazerCon will kick off in October 2020. (Source: Razer)

RazerCon 2020 is an all-new, all-streamed mixed-reality product launch event

Details on the inaugural digital event RazerCon have been unveiled. This 2020 conference will provide mixed-reality (MR) showcases of new products from the event's host, as well as partners including NVIDIA, Intel and Western Digi...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 28 Sep 2020 17:33:00 +0200
A current OnePlus 8T render. (Source: OnLeaks x PriceBaba)

The OnePlus 8T will stay "smooth" for at least 3 years: Pete Lau

Pete Lau is the CEO of OnePlus, an OEM with a late-2020 flagship phone refresh on the way. He has taken to Weibo to discuss lag in mobile devices of this tier. The executive also indicated that the impending 8T will resist it unti...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:58:00 +0200
A next-gen Huawei Matebook may have broken cover. (Source: Huawei)

A new leak may point to a Tiger Lake-based Huawei laptop in the works

The prominent tipster _rogame_ has found a new entry on UserBenchmark for a laptop with a Tiger Lake Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and a 512GB hard-drive. The results do not mention an OEM; however, the leaker insists the upcomin...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 27 Sep 2020 16:17:00 +0200
Both the regular PS5 and Digital Edition (pictured here) get to utilize the souped-up I/O system. (Image source: Sony)

PlayStation 5 I/O unit gets seriously souped up to a potential 17.38 GB/s bandwidth thanks to potent combination of Oodle Kraken and Oodle Texture

A new video from PlayStation UK has offered up an explanation of some of the PS5 tech, including a mention of the console’s famous SSD and its 5.5 GB/s typical raw read bandwidth. However, thanks to assistance from Oodle Kraken an...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 27 Sep 2020 15:08:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi 9 have now apparently moved to internal testing. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Latest supposed Xiaomi Android 11 update list upgrades the Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi 9 to internal testing and clarifies that no MIUI 9 launch devices will be updated

Another unofficial Xiaomi Android 11 update list has appeared on Telegram with a few changes worth noting. Both the Xiaomi Mi 10 Ultra and Redmi 9 have been promoted to apparent internal testing, while it appears no smartphones th...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 27 Sep 2020 11:54:00 +0200
lHuawei has a plan for its "AI Life" strategy. (Source: Huawei)

Huawei may release HarmonyOS in 2020, but only to developers

The latest word on HarmonyOS, Huawei's alternative to Google's AOSP-based Android, was that it would not be available until 2021 at the earliest. Now, a new report claims that the OEM will release the software to developers as ear...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 19:45:00 +0200
The new Echo Dot Show. (Source: Amazon)

The new Amazon Echo Dot Show 10's display can follow the user around the room

Amazon has made the latest generations of its Echo, Echo Dot and Echo Show smart speakers official. The latter still has an in-built screen; however, this one can swivel around on its base so as to keep a user in the "eyeline" of ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:58:00 +0200
The HYPHEN 2 TWS earbuds. (Source: RollingSquare)

A start-up claims its HYPHEN 2 crowdfunded TWS earbuds have a battery-friendly alternative to ANC

RollingSquare has launched the HYPHEN 2 truly wireless (TWS) earbuds on Indiegogo. They are touted as having internals and advantages that set them apart from other products in their category. These include a slight departure from...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 18:06:00 +0200
Generic Windows XP computer, leaked code widely available September 2020

Windows XP code now widely available, but still via unofficial channels

Although the latest statistics show its usage below 1 percent worldwide, the now ancient Windows XP is still being used by almost two times as many people as the more recent Windows Vista. However, the fact that the leaked code be...
Codrut Nistor, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 17:51:00 +0200
Generations apart: The Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 9. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited).

Alleged MIUI 13 power menu leaked in video and baffling unofficial MIUI 13 eligible device list includes the Redmi Note 4 and Redmi Note 8 but omits the Redmi Note 9 and Xiaomi Mi 9

A video clip of the purported MIUI 13 power menu animation has recently been leaked. Along with that, a completely unofficial and somewhat bewildering MIUI 13 eligible device list has been drawn up that includes the practically an...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 26 Sep 2020 09:11:00 +0200
The global Redmi Note 9 receives the September update. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Redmi Note 9 and Redmi Note 9 Pro receive new updates globally

Xiaomi looks to be keeping up rather nicely with security patches—at least on some of its phones. After sending out the September update to the Indian model of the Redmi Note 8 Pro, the company is now rolling out the update to the...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 22:51:00 +0200
:CAF intends to take on the big app markets. (Source: CAF)

Epic Games and Spotify are founder-members of a new 'anti-app-tax' organization

Epic Games has been in open litigious conflict with Apple over the latter's 30% levy on developer revenue in exchange for the use of its App Store. Now, the studio has escalated this situation with the implementation of the Coalit...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 20:28:00 +0200
The Canon EOS C70. (Source: Canon)

The new EOS C70 is the first Canon digital cinema camera with an RF mount

Canon has unveiled the EOS C70 4K Digital Cinema Camera, the first of its series to have compatibility with RF lenses. It features a next-gen Super 35mm sensor, yet weighs only 2.6lbs. It is rated for 4K DCI/UHD up to 120 frames p...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:03:00 +0200
The Mate 10 and P20 series are receiving updates targeted at system improvements. (Image source: Handy.de)

Huawei updates the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20 and P20 Pro with system improvements

Huawei has issued a new round of updates for the Mate 10, Mate 10 Pro, P20 and P20 Pro. The new build, called EMUI 10.0.0.180, seeks to deliver system improvements for the four devices as they near the end of software support.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 19:00:00 +0200
MIUI for TV 3.0 brings numerous visual enhancements for current Xiaomi TVs. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's MIUI for TV 3.0 starts rolling out bringing a clearer UI layout and nifty dynamic animations with it

Xiaomi announced MIUI for TV 3.0 back in July and now it seems some users in China have started receiving the update. MIUI for TV 3.0 offers a new refined layout for the user interface, a selection of viewing modes, and dynamic an...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 25 Sep 2020 10:59:00 +0200
The ECG-enabled OPPO Watch. (Source: OPPO)

The OPPO Watch ECG Edition is now official

OPPO has unveiled an electrocardiography (ECG) -enabled version of its first-gen smartwatch in the course of its 2020 Developer's Conference. The wearable is essentially the same as the 46mm variant of this Watch, just with the ne...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 22:53:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5 will be released in Japan on November 12. (Image source: PlayStation)

Upcoming PlayStation 5 hands-on event in Japan could reveal more about the PS5 UI and other "really cool stuff"

The PlayStation 5 console will be offered up to some fortunate Japanese vloggers as part of the YouTube Gaming Week that is coming up soon, with the PS5 hands-on giving the potential for a full UI reveal among other things. SIE bo...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 13:39:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T differ by NFC support, which is available on the 8T. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Redmi Note 8 and Note 8T owners get the bum's rush from Xiaomi in regard to Android 10-based MIUI 12

Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T owners are not going to be too happy with the latest news about Android 10-based MIUI 12 for their devices. Delays are already expected anyway and now the general manager of Xiaomi Indonesia has clai...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 24 Sep 2020 11:17:00 +0200
The ROG Phone 3. (Source: Asus)

The Asus ROG Phone 3 will be released to North America soon, as confirmed by the FCC

Asus launched the ROG Phone 3, its latest gaming flagship Android phone, in July 2020. However, it never materialized on the US or Canadian markets. The device has just appeared on the FCC database, suggesting that it is finally a...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 23:11:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8 Pro. (Source: AndroidPit)

New updates arrive for the Redmi Note 8 Pro and Mi A3

After sending out an update to the Redmi Note 8 last week, Xiaomi is now sending an update to the Redmi Note 8 Pro. This new update delivers the September patch to the Indian model of the Xiaomi best-seller, with the Android One M...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 22:50:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro have received their first MIUI 12 update. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Updated | Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro receive MIUI 12 update as OS upgrade goes global for the Mi Mix 3 5G

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 9S and Redmi Note 9 Pro have received their first MIUI 12 update in India. The OS upgrade should precede equivalents for the global, European, Russian and Turkish branches of MIUI, which are yet to receive Xi...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 21:04:00 +0200
Elkhart Lake for IoT is official. (Source: Intel)

The now-former Elkhart Lake series are "IoT-enhanced" Intel Atom, Celeron and Pentium processors

Intel has emphasised that its latest Pentium, Celeron and Atom processors are ideal for the Internet of Things (IoT) use-cases of the near future. They are ultra-low-power CPUs that can still drive multiple 4K displays and are rat...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:51:00 +0200
Intel now offers 11th-gen CPUs for IoT. (Source: Intel)

Intel announces IoT-specific variants of Tiger Lake Core i3, i5 and i7 processors

Intel's Industrial Summit 2020 revealed that the OEM now believes that data and its processing will migrate to the edge in the future. To that end, it has announced 11th-gen Core processor versions aimed at Internet of Things (IoT...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 19:12:00 +0200
Huawei's "Plus-cam" phone. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Huawei patents a D-pad-shaped rear camera in a new phone design

Huawei has patented a design for a smartphone that seems to have an under-display selfie camera. However, its other side has an interesting feature: quad sensors in a plus-sign-shaped module. Furthermore, one of the lenses is squa...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 15:57:00 +0200
There will be no MIUI 12 beta development for almost two weeks. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi suspends MIUI 12 beta development between September 30 to October 12

MIUI 12 beta and internal testing will be halted between September 30 and October 12, according to a new report. The break in development may also result in a pause to phase three of Xiaomi's MIUI 12 release schedule for devices l...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 23 Sep 2020 00:56:00 +0200
TV Plus: now on premium smartphones. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung ports its free TV Plus app to newer Galaxy S- and Note-series smartphones

Samsung US has announced that the OEM's TV Plus app is coming to smartphones. This means the 2020 and 2019 Galaxy Note and S flagships will be able to access this service, whereas it had only been available on smart screens prior ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:27:00 +0200
The Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro may start at €499 and €599.90, respectively. (Image source: Xiaomi via Amazon Spain)

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro may be cheaper than expected as September 30 launch announced

The Xiaomi Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro may be cheaper than expected, according to new reports. The Mi 10T will supposedly retail for just €499 in Europe, while the Mi 10T Pro will start at €599.90 with 128 GB of storage and 8 GB of RAM....
Alex Alderson, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 18:11:00 +0200
Killer's new Ethernet dongle. (Source: Rivet Networks)

Rivet Networks announces the new Killer USB type C 3.1 to 2.5 Gigabit Ethernet adapter

The Killer brand of networking products has unveiled its latest adapter: one with a USB type C connector at one end and an RJ-45 jack rated for up to 2.5 gigabit Ethernet at the other. Rivet Networks asserts it is the world's firs...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:44:00 +0200
The DCS-8302LH Full HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera. (Source: D-Link)

D-Link releases a "True FHD" Wi-Fi security camera with AI person detection, weatherproofing and IPv6 support

D-Link has announced the DCS-8302LH Full HD Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera. Despite one part of its name, the OEM asserts it is sleek and sophisticated to have inside the house as well. It also packs features such as IR for night vision, AI...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 17:03:00 +0200
The "Watch GT 2 Porsche Design" on camera. (Source: GizmoChina)

Rumor | The Huawei Watch GT 2 has an upcoming Porsche Design variant

A YouTube channel has allegedly posted a video of a heretofore-unreleased Huawei wearable called the Watch GT 2 Porsche Design. It seems much like the rest of its possible series, albeit with a new bezel and boot animation. This m...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 16:22:00 +0200
LG's new rollable display patent. (Source: USPTO via LetsGoDigital)

LG patents a pull-out display device with stylus support

LG has previously teased or showcased devices with rollable displays. Now, its latest patent, approved by the US Patents and Trademarks Office (USPTO) in September 2020, may show the OEM's latest take on the technology. It is a bo...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:25:00 +0200
HP has released a new version of its ThinPro operating system

HP ThinPro 7.2 OS will be available on select devices this December

HP has unveiled the latest version of its ThinPro OS for enterprise devices. ThinPro 7.2 has a locked file system and SecureBoot signing for added security. It also supports a host of virtual desktop environments like Citrix and V...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 15:00:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi 8 will have to cloak itself as a Google Pixel 4a for this custom ROM. (Image source: Xiaomi/Google - edited)

Xiaomi Mi 8 gets a Google Pixel 3 Android 11 port and the Mi 9T (Redmi K20) is stable thanks to the AOSP 11.0 custom ROM

Both the Xiaomi Mi 8 and Mi 9T (also known as the Redmi K20) have received new custom ROM support that gives owners the chance to try out the Android 11 experience. The Mi 8 might have to camouflage itself as a Google Pixel 4a for...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:46:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 features a full-screen display. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 12 rollout for third-batch Xiaomi devices such as the Mi Mix 2, Mi Max 3, and Redmi S2 reportedly in progress

The MIUI 12 rollout for smartphones listed in Xiaomi’s third batch of devices to receive the software update has seemingly commenced. Certain smartphones on the list, such as the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 and Mi Note 3, have already started...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 13:04:00 +0200
Super Mario 64 is now playable on Android via a native app. (Image via Nintendo)

You can now play Super Mario 64 natively on Android, no emulator required

A user on XDA Developers as packaged a tool that can create an APK of Super Mario 64 using an authentic ROM file. The APK is essentially an Android port of the popular platformer, but it requires users to compile the game themselv...
Sam Medley, Tue, 22 Sep 2020 01:35:00 +0200
The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro has received a new MIUI 12 upgrade. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro receives a new MIUI 12 update

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro has received a new MIUI 12 update. The update brings the Indian variant in line with the Chinese one, which received Xiaomi's latest OS in July. V12.0.1.0.QFHINXM includes Android 10, too.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 23:52:00 +0200
Want a PS5 in Singapore? Maybe wait until next year. (Source: iPrice Group)

PlayStation 5: a Singapore study extols the virtues of holding off on a purchase until later

The PlayStation 5 will launch in Singapore on November 19, 2020. On that date, its Standard edition will be the most expensive variant of its series yet in that country (as indeed it will for pretty much all its markets). However,...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 22:50:00 +0200
The Xbox App is now public. (Source: Microsoft)

The Android app that allows users to play Xbox games wirelessly is now in beta

Microsoft has announced that the new Xbox App is available as a beta on the Google Play Store. It has been designed so that users can stream downloaded titles from their consoles onto their Android devices. The app is also rated f...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 21:42:00 +0200
Aukey's RGB mechanical keyboard. (Source: Aukey)

Aukey Gaming launches new mechanical RGB keyboards

The accessories OEM Aukey's gaming division has come up with some new mechanical keyboards. The 104-key variant features anti-ghosting, full n-key rollover and dedicated software. The brand has also even developed its own switches...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 20:38:00 +0200
Realme unveils the C17. (Source: Realme)

Realme launches the Snapdragon 460-powered C17 with a 5000mAh battery and a 90Hz display

Realme has officially unveiled a device based on the new Snapdragon 460 processor in Bangladesh. The C17 also has quad rear cameras, a 500mAh battery and a 6.5-inch HD+ display with a 90 hertz (Hz) refresh rate. It is priced at US...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 19:30:00 +0200
A TicWatch Pro 3 teaser. (Source: Mobvoi)

Mobvoi announces a launch date for the TicWatch Pro 3

The TicWatch Pro 2020 may be a particularly interesting smartwatch due to its dual-layer display that is intended to save battery over time and 1GB of memory. Now, TicWatch has revealed that it has a successor that will launch in ...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 18:10:00 +0200
The Poco F2 Pro now supports native call recording. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi has finally enabled native call recording on the Poco F2 Pro

Xiaomi has finally gotten around to enabling native call recording on the Poco F2 Pro. The feature is available on the global variant of the device and will work from within the default phone app.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:30:00 +0200
Android 11 is up and running on the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T. (Image source: OnePlus)

The OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T can be upgraded to Android 11

Android 11 has arrived for the OnePlus 5 and OnePlus 5T, albeit in the form of custom ROMs. Neither device is ever likely to receive Android 11 officially, so custom ROMs will be the only way to access Android 11 from here on out.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 15:08:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8, Note 9S, and Note 5 Pro have Android 11-based custom ROMs available for them. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Redmi Note 8, Redmi Note 8T, Redmi Note 9S, and even the Redmi Note 5 Pro get special Android 11-based custom ROM treatment

Various new Android 11-based custom ROMs have been appearing for a number of Redmi devices, with the especially popular Redmi Note 8 and Redmi Note 8T getting the unofficial Android 11 treatment. The custom ROM for the Redmi Note ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 11:12:00 +0200
MIUI is now in its 10th year as a ROM. (Source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's international business may account for over half of its revenue, and it's all thanks to MIUI

Xiaomi's CEO, Lei Jun, reportedly estimated that his OEM's global operations represented 50% or more of its total revenue at this stage. Speaking at an innovation conference in China, the executive attributed this international su...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Mon, 21 Sep 2020 00:36:00 +0200
Turtle Beach's Stealth 700 and 600 Gen 2s. (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach releases second-gen Stealth 700 and 600 headsets for the PS4/5 and Xbox

Turtle Beach has announced that the latest in its Stealth series of headsets for PlayStation or Xbox are available to purchase from today (September 20, 2020). These new variants of the "best sellers" in the wireless audio categor...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 18:41:00 +0200
OPPO Watch: coming soon with ECG. (Source: Weibo)

An "ECG Edition" of the OPPO Watch will launch soon

OPPO has announced what it is calling a smartwatch with "professional"-grade electrocardiography (ECG) features. This is because it has been officially certified as such a device, albeit in China only. This wearable, which looks l...
Deirdre O'Donnell, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 17:43:00 +0200
The Poco F1 and the Mi A2 were both released in 2018. (Image source: Xiaomi - edited)

Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 owners can get a taste of Android 11 thanks to updated custom ROMs

Updated custom ROMs based on Android 11 have become available for both the Poco F1 and Xiaomi Mi A2 smartphones. It has already been revealed that neither of these devices was on the list for official OEM support to Android 11, bu...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Sep 2020 09:23:00 +0200
Xiaomi may already be testing Android 11 builds of MIUI 12 for multiple devices internally. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Redmi K20, Mi CC9 Pro and Redmi K30 may be next in line for Android 11-based MIUI 12 upgrades

Xiaomi may already be testing Android 11 builds of MIUI 12 for multiple devices internally, according to a new report. It seems that the Redmi K20, Redmi K30 and Mi CC9 Pro are next up for Android 11, as should the Mi Note 10, Mi ...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 19 Sep 2020 21:53:00 +0200

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