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Nov 20
Oppo A7 Android handset now up for pre-order in China, Snapdragon 450 and HyperBoost in tow (Source: Oppo Nepal)

Qualcomm Snapdragon 450-powered Oppo A7 with 4,320 mAh battery now up for pre-order in China

Priced at the equivalent of US$230 in China and around US$310 in Nepal, the Oppo A7 is a 6.2-inch handset with a Snapdragon 450 inside, as well as 4 GB of memory and 32 or 64 GB of internal storage. There is also a generous 4,320 ...
Champs-Élysées Apple store Forum area (Source: Apple Newsroom)

Apple opens Champs-Élysées store in Paris

The new Apple store that opened its doors for the first time last Sunday in Paris is located on one of the most famous shopping streets in the world — the Champs-Élysées — and is entirely powered using renewable energy. Apple Cham...
FSLogix website homepage showing the news about joining Microsoft

Microsoft buys FSLogix to improve Office 365 virtualization

FSLogix is a next-gen app-provisioning platform that optimizes the ingredients — hardware resources, time, and human resources — needed to offer virtualization support when deploying and scaling Windows and Office on Azure. As usu...
Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

84% Asus ZenBook 14 UX433F (i7-8565U) Laptop Review

All screen. The new ZenBook 14 has a mind-boggling 92 percent screen-to-body ratio to best even the XPS 13. How did Asus manage to achieve such narrow bezels on all four sides of the display while still offering 100 percent sRGB and Whiskey Lake-U?
Intel Core i7-8565U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.2 kg
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IBM's Watson explores its inner artist by writing a commercial for Lexus

Another industry may soon be replaced by robots - IBM's Watson AI scripted a 60-second commercial for luxury cra brand Lexus. Watson was fed 15 years worth of award-winning commercials and was able to outline and script the basis ...
Could this be the Moto Z4?

Motorola "Odin" may be Moto Z4 with Snapdrago 8150 and 5G Moto Mod support, according to inside source

Citing an insider source, XDA Developers has shared knowledge about an upcoming Motorola smartphone dubbed "Odin." The device will sport a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 and will continue support for Moto Mods, including the 5G Moto Mod...
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Skype calls can now be made using Amazon's Alexa speakers

Skype calls can now be made using Alexa speakers

Many Microsoft users will soon be able to make Skype calls over their Alexa-powered smart speakers. This feature is only available in select countries, however. Those living in them may be able to find the new function in the spe...
Nov 19
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Oppo may be developing its own foldable smartphone

After all the buzz Samsung's upcoming Galaxy F foldable smartphone has generated, rival OEMs are taking notice of the new form factor. One of these rivals, Oppo, recently filed a foldable smartphone design with the Chinese patent ...
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Apple has cut production order for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR, according to suppliers

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Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

Top 10 Laptops for Picture and Video Editing

November 2018 Update. Here you will find the best current notebooks for picture and video-editing on the go. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and it should assist in purchasing decisions.
Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) Android handset gets Oreo update

Android 8.1 Oreo now available for the Galaxy J7 (2016)

The Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016) has just become the first Galaxy J series handset to receive two major upgrades for the operating system. In some markets, this handset has received Android 8.1 Oreo, but it is not clear yet if the Gal...
Tim Cook defended the multibillion dollar deal with Google despite privacy concerns. (Source: Applesencia)

Tim Cook feels Google Search is the best despite privacy concerns

Defending Apple's decision for making Google the default search provider in Apple products, CEO Tim Cook said that Google's search is the best despite some lingering privacy concerns. Google is known to pay companies such as Apple...
Intel Core i5-8500T (6 cores, 6 Threads, 2.1 GHz, 35 W) Desktop CPU Review

Intel Core i5-8500T (6 cores, 6 Threads, 2.1 GHz, 35 W) Desktop CPU Review

A frugal all-rounder - AMD has already refreshed its economical APUs that are designed for multimedia use. Intel has followed suit with new frugal processors based on its Coffee Lake architecture. Our focus for this review is the Core i5-8500T, a 35-W TDP chip that has six cores and an integrated GPU. We will be investigating how well the new CPU performs in this review and whether it can handle the latest triple-A games.
Intel Core i5-8500T | AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 | 32"
Motorola One and One Power get Android Pie (Source: Motorola)

Motorola One and One Power get Android 9.0 Pie in some markets

Finally launched in the United States earlier this month, the Motorola One is already receiving Android 9.0 Pie. In addition to the Motorola One, Android Pie is now reaching the Motorola One Power as well. Both these two handsets ...
The original Red Magic. (Source: giztechreview)

New Red Magic Mars leak hints at multiple RAM SKUs and Pie for the device

The Red Magic may represent a novel alternative in a gaming-phone space dominated by a small number of brands. This phone, marketed by the ZTE sub-brand Nubia, is reportedly getting a second generation. A new leak shows a Geekbenc...
Apple's iCloud is apparently incompatible with the October Update for Windows

iCloud found not to work with Windows October Update

Users have reportedly discovered that iCloud stops working on laptops updated to the latest version of Windows (1809). This prevents syncing or uploading to the service. New installs of iCloud may also fail due to a lack of compat...
Razer cutting $500 off its premier Blade Pro laptop series for this week only (Source: Razer)

Razer cutting $500 off its premier Blade Pro laptop series for this week only

The "early sale" is for Razer newsletter subscribers via special promo codes only. Nonetheless, it's a sneak peek at the kinds of deals Razer likely has in store for the rest of the year.
Samsung Galaxy J6 (SM-J600) budget phone to use selfies for adjusting screen brightness (Source: Samsung)

Budget Samsung phones will adjust screen brightness using selfies, the Galaxy J8 is already doing it

In a rather awkward effort aimed at reducing the production costs by a very small amount, Samsung is now using the front-facing camera to take selfies and adjust the screen brightness based on them instead of including an ambient ...
The Galaxy S10 could use an Infinity-O display. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

This is how the Samsung Galaxy S10 will probably look like

The upcoming Samsung Galaxy S10 could very well use an in-display selfie camera eliminating the need for a notch altogether. The Galaxy S10 could implement the Infinity-O display that was showed off during the company's recent dev...
The B&N Nook 10.1 is a great value productivity machine from just US$170. (Source: Barnes & Noble)

The new B&N Nook 10.1 can now get you productive on the cheap

Barnes & Noble have given its new Nook 10.1 some wings. After hitting the shelves on November 14, the company has now launched a matching keyboard cover and charging dock making it a very affordable productivity and entertainment ...
Hitman 2

Hitman 2 Notebook and Desktop Benchmarks

Sandbox experience. Just like its 2016 predecessor, Hitman 2 offers very expansive levels, which can be completed in a wide variety of ways. You can learn how well the game performs with the help of our performance analysis.
Nov 18
Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more (Source: PR Newswire)

Lenovo Black Friday now live with deals on ThinkPads, Yogas, Legions, ThinkCentres, and more

The cycling deals will run throughout the week with savings between 10 percent and 35 percent across Lenovo's popular product lines. Newer models like the Legion Y530, however, have much smaller discounts compared to older models.
Nvidia's new RTX series launched with heavy criticism on its price, availability, and performance, causing Nvidia's stock to slowly decline over 2 months. (Source: Nvidia)

Nvidia stock plummets 20% after disappointing Q3 earnings report and Q4 guidance

On Thursday, Nvidia released its Q3 earnings report, and as a result stocks plummeted nearly 20% thanks mainly to Nvidia's Q4 guidance, which were $700 million below the expectations of third party analysts who predicted Nvidia wo...
NVIDIA's existing Pascal stockpile could delay RTX 2060 shipments even further. (Source: Technology News World)

'Crypto hangover' likely reason for NVIDIA RTX 2060 delay

During its earnings report call this Thursday, NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang predicted a decline in revenue in Q4 owing to an inventory backlog of Pascal cards and the fact that cryptocurrency miners would be offloading their cards at m...
Lenovo Legion C530 Cube (i5-8300, GTX 1050 Ti) Mini PC Review

Lenovo Legion C530 Cube (i5-8300, GTX 1050 Ti) Mini PC Review

Ready to go. Lenovo is making it real easy for mainstream gamers who just want an affordable pick-up-and-play gaming PC without the hassle. Beginner builders will find a lot to like about the Legion C530 even if it's missing a few common features.
Intel Core i5-8400 | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti (Desktop) | | 8.9 kg
5G-NR's era is about to begin. (Source: GizChina)

German government assigns entire radio band to 5G

The German federal authorities have dedicated the country's entire C-band (or frequencies from 3.4 to 3.8 GHz) to the provision of 5G. This move is being applauded as it may result in more efficient deployment of the new mobile-da...
The white Galaxy Note 9. (Source: GizChina)

Samsung to release Pure White SKU for the Galaxy Note 9, but only in Taiwan

Samsung has confirmed that there is a white variant of the Galaxy Note 9. However, it is only going to be available to the Taiwanese market. This new version of the S Pen-toting flagship is reported to go on sale from November 23.
The Apple iPad Pro's structural integrity is less than ideal. (Source: JerryRigEverything on YouTube)

Bendgate 2.0?: Apple's latest iPad Pro 'folds like a piece of paper'

The Apple iPad Pro is apparently not a very durable tablet as demonstrated by Zack Nelson of the popular YouTube channel, JerryRigEverything. Zack was easily able to bend the iPad Pro with very minimal effort, which raises concern...
The Samsung Galaxy S6. (Source: The Android Soul)

Almost four years after it was launched, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is still receiving security patches

While we're usually vocal about Samsung's unimpressive update roadmaps, we're also impressed by the company's treatment of the Galaxy S6, a device launched close to four years ago, and still receiving security updates.
The Mi A2. (Source: XDA-Developers)

Multiple Android One phones receive Android Pie

So far, only a few OEMs like OnePlus, HMD Global, and Sony have sent out the stable Pie update. Thankfully, the Android One program exists to combat that, and it's been rather effective so far, with a number of Android One phones ...
The Huawei P20 Pro. (Source: CNET)

Huawei to introduce quad rear camera phones next year, eschew Android One in favor of EMUI

Huawei executive Walter Ji has teased the company's plans of launching a device with up to four rear cameras, and 10x zoom. The Huawei man also confirmed that the company has no plans of releasing an Android One phone, which means...
The Mi Mix 3. (Source: DxOMark)

The Mi Mix 3 with a manual slider is likely coming to Europe on December 1

The Mi Mix 3 was one of the most interesting device launches this year, with its manual slider possibly ushering in a new trend. The Xiaomi flagship has remained in China for the past couple of weeks but, if word on the grapevine ...
Image via T-Mobile (w/ edits)

T-Mobile phones may be moving to 3-year payment plans, starting with Black Friday deals

T-Mobile looks like it has some great deals on some of the best smartphones released this year. Handsets like the iPhone XR and Galaxy S9 can be had for free, but reading the fine print shows a few caveats. In addition to activati...
Nov 17
Samsung may be working on a completely wrap-around display. (Source: IceUniverse)

Samsung's most futuristic display yet may have been leaked

Samsung is one of the world leaders in curved display technology, and is to take flexible OLEDs even further with its upcoming foldable phone range. However, IceUniverse believes that the company has even more of the same up its s...
Xiaomi Redmi 6A

81% Xiaomi Redmi 6A Smartphone Review

Next-gen budget smartphone. With the Redmi 6A, Xiaomi presents the successor of the affordable Redmi 5A, keeping it at the same price while improving the equipment significantly. We evaluate in our review what improvements are waiting for the buyer of the 90-Euro (~$102; starting at $90 in the US) smartphone and how it fares against the competitors.
Mediatek Helio A22 MT6762M | unknown | 5.45" | 145 g
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Square Enix's Tetsuya Nomura: Final Fantasy VII Remake is "progressing favorably"

Tetsuya Nomura, the director of the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Remake, said in an interview with Famitsu that Square Enix was still working on the title and that development was "progressing favorably." He did mention that the com...
Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

Mobile Processors - Benchmark List

This is a benchmark list of mobile processors like Intel Core M, A10, A8, Atom, ... series - sorted by performance.
Shadow Fight 3 celebrates its first anniversary (Source: Shadow Fight 3 on Twitter)

Shadow Fight 3 celebrates its first anniversary

Although Nekki's Shadow Fight has a history that started back in 2011, Shadow Fight 3 is only one year old. This action-RPG fighting game is available for iOS and Android devices, supports 11 languages, and works great on mid-rang...
Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F (Core i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB) Laptop Review

87% Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F (Core i5-8250U, 8 GB, 256 GB) Laptop Review

Office or Business? The Huawei MateBook D 14 W50F sits between both segments. The stylish case and plentiful security features point towards the laptop being an expensive business laptop. However, Huawei pre-install Windows 10 Home and have equipped the device with few ports, which aligns the W50F with cheaper office laptops. The real drawback is less to do with the laptop’s classification though.
Intel Core i5-8250U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | 14" | 1.5 kg
Even though it does not have the highest core count, the new EPYC 7371 features the highest boost clocks set to 3.8 GHz. (Source: AMD)

AMD announces highest-clocked server-grade CPU - the EPYC 7371

The first wave of EPYC 7000 CPUs were able to reach only 3.2 GHz on boost clocks, but with the new EPYC 7371, AMD pushes the envelope up to 3.8 GHz, which is quite high for server-grade processors that don't usually benefit from c...
Connecting a USB cable to the Mate 20 Pro will reduce volume by about 1 dB(A)

Connecting a USB cable to the Mate 20 Pro will reduce volume by about 1 dB(A)

Huawei's decision to output audio through the USB port means that sound quality will degrade when a USB cable is connected. We measure exactly how much worse and softer the audio becomes with a sound meter and microphone.
The new CoD: Black Ops 4 bundle will be available starting November 27. (Source: Sony)

Sony celebrates 5 years of PlayStation 4, releases outstanding sales figures

The PS4 console proved to be more successful than the XBox One over the past five years, and Sony prepared a special infographic covering some interesting sale figures including total units sold, total game titles sold, best-selli...
Huawei office building in Duesseldorf, first Huawei 5G phone coming at MWC 2019

MWC 2019 | Huawei's 5G phone confirmed to show up at MWC 2019

Although there are still some rumors involved — for example, that this handset will be a foldable one — at least Huawei has confirmed that its first 5G phone will be unveiled at MWC 2019, which is scheduled to take place in Barcel...
Image: Kotaku (Back to the Future by Telltale Games)

Telltale's death knells continue to ring as the studio's games are pulled from Steam

As the studio winds up and begins liquidating assets, Telltale has apparently pulled some of its titles from Steam. Back to the Future and Jurassic Park (among others) are no longer available for purchase, though some of their big...
The Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ (right) is noticeably smaller than the already tiny Model B+. (Image source: Raspberry Pi Foundation)

Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ retains the power of the Model B+ in a smaller, cheaper package

The $25 Raspberry Pi 3 Model A+ is the latest single-board computer from the venerable Raspberry Pi Foundation. The Model A+ boasts the same CPU and wireless connectivity as its bigger brother, the Model B+, but shaves off some I/...
Mr. Fils-Aime... I don't feel so good....

Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime: Nintendo 64 Classic "not in our planning horizon"

In an interview with Kotaku, Nintendo of America President and COO Reggie Fils-Aime all but extinguished hopes for an N64 Classic release any time in the near future. He explained that while the NES Classic and SNES Classic were w...
Huawei's first Android phone, the IDEOS. How far they've come. (Source: eBay)

Huawei CEO now eyeing #1 global phone-maker spot by 2020

Yu Chendong, the consumer business division CEO at Huawei, has said that his company is aiming to take the smartphone-OEM crown from Samsung in under 2 years. It has already overtaken Apple as the #2 manufacturer in the world; now...
Sprint launches LTE-ready CTL NL7 Chromebook for $299 (Source: Sprint)

Sprint launches LTE-ready CTL NL7 Chromebook for $299

The small 11.6-inch Chromebook will have integrated LTE capabilities catered specifically for use on Sprint's 4G network. Instead of giving it away for free as an incentive for new customers, however, the carrier will charge upfro...
Nov 16
Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Comparison of Laptop Graphics Cards

Inclusive list of all graphics cards currently available for notebooks. Approximate 3DMark benchmarks results are provided in italic.
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.

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