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Xiaomi Redmi 8

76% Xiaomi Redmi 8 Smartphone Review: Xiaomi's budget phone sets new standards

A Redmi 8 evolution. Everyday usage reveals unexpectedly large differences between the Redmi 8 and its sibling, the Redmi 8A. We shall discuss below in which areas the cheap Redmi 8 improves upon the Redmi 8a and why its MSRP of €115 is worthwhile.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 6.22" | 188 g
Marcus Herbrich, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 17:19:00 +0100
Even if it is a bit bulkier than the usual mini PCs, the PN62 from Asus is also quieter in full loads thanks to better active cooling. (Source: Asus)

Asus introduces new Intel Comet Lake mini PCs with Thunderbolt 3 and WiFi6

The latest PN62 models come equipped with business-grade features like optional Thunderbolt 3 ports and WiFi6 connectivity. Powered by Intel's Comet Lake CPUs up to the i7-10710U hexa-core, the slightly bulkier devices also suppor...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:02:00 +0100
The NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q shows up on Geekbench. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q and Core i9-10980HK appear on Geekbench, expected to launch later this quarter

A Geekbench result showing the NVIDIA RTX 2080 Super Max-Q's OpenCL score has surfaced confirming our earlier exclusive report about NVIDIA's plans of bringing the new RTX 20-series Super GPUS in Max-Q versions for laptops. We als...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:54:00 +0100
The Mecool M8S Plus W is touted as a budget-friendly TV streaming solution. (Source: AliExpress)

Most affordable mini PC in the world runs on Android, costs $15

For only $15 you get a compact mini PC powered by a quad-core Amlogic S905W ARM-based processor that can handle 4K HDR decoding, which is coupled with 1 GB of DDR3 RAM and 8 GB storage. The package also includes an HDMI cable and ...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:27:00 +0100
The topsy-turvy story of the Pocophone F1 and its journey to Android 10 continues. At the end of last year, the publication of its Android 10 kernel source code suggested that it would not be long before the device received Android 10 builds of MIUI 11. Indeed, Xiaomi has moved all of its other Snapdragon 845-powered handsets onto Android 10 since that kernel source code release. The Pocophone F1 has not received a stable update since November, either.  More recently, a Xiaomi representative stated that the device might receive Android 10 by February, which we thought would bring an end to the matter for the time being. However, XDA Developers has now been informed that an Android 10 build has now appeared online.  Confusingly, while XDA Developers claims that it is a beta update, the screenshot that we have included below lists it as a stable build. Moreover, we can only find one reference to it on Mi.com, which is unusual. Additionally, we can find no mention of the build on Xiaomi Firmware Updater, a community-run repository that automatically pulls new builds from all MIUI channels every six hours.  We do not have a Pocophone F1 to hand to test the build either, so we would treat it with caution for the time being. If you want to install it, then you must flash it with an unlocked bootloader using TWRP. You can download the build, V11.0.4.0.QEJMIXM, from Xiaomi's servers.

Android 10 shows signs of life on the Xiaomi Pocophone F1

Fancy trying out Android 10 on the Pocophone F1 early? Well now, you can courtesy of a new beta build of MIUI 11. The Pocophone F1 is the last of Xiaomi's Snapdragon 845-powered smartphones to receive Android 10, despite having be...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 13:40:00 +0100
The Mate 30 Pro. (Source: Expert Reviews)

Huawei Mate 30 Pro: Great cameras but awful speakers?

The Mate 30 Pro packs in incredible hardware, especially in the camera department. For some reason, though, Huawei chose to completely overlook the phone's audio playback capabilities, and DxOMark's review shows it being much wors...
Ricci Rox, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 08:03:00 +0100
Qualcomm has announced three new Snapdragon Mobile Platforms for budget users. (Image Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon 720G, 662, and 460 aimed at 4G markets, becomes the first to support ISRO's NavIC GPS constellation

Qualcomm has revealed three new SoCs for upcoming budget smartphones — the Snapdragon 720G, Snapdragon 662, and the Snapdragon 460. These 4G SoCs come with support for key Wi-Fi 6 features, support for ISRO's NavIC GPS satellite c...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 07:52:00 +0100
Rae Tae-moon has taken over the reigns of Samsung's smartphone division from DJ Koh. (Source: Samsung)

DJ Koh dumped as head of Samsung smartphone division in leadership shake up

Samsung has dumped DJ Koh as head of its mobile division on the eve of the launch of the Galaxy S20. In his place, the Korean tech giant has appointed 20-year company veteran Roh Tae-moon who was the second-in-charge of the divisi...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 06:09:00 +0100
The 'Not Pink' variant of the Pixelbook is now shipping after a lengthy delay sinch launch. (Source: Google)

Google Pixelbook Go now shipping in 'Not Pink' three months after launch

Google’s Pixelbook Go has been on the market for around three months now, but it has only been available in ‘Just Black.’ If you have been waiting patiently for the ‘Not Pink’ variant, it is now finally shipping to customers in th...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:46:00 +0100
Terminates apps particularly fast: The realme XT

realme XT: Energy saving isn't everything

Some smartphone manufacturers implement particularly strict energy-saving regulations in their software. This causes apps to be terminated unexpectedly and, in the case of the realme XT, even the GPS functionality suffers, which m...
Mike Wobker, Tue, 21 Jan 2020 05:33:00 +0100
Jan 20
A closer look at the poster of the Samsung Galaxy Z. (Image source: Weibo via GSMArena)

Samsung's next foldable leaks ahead of possible Galaxy UNPACKED launch

Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:27:00 +0100
ASRock's new ITX board. (Source: Twitter)

ASRock has a new Gemini Lake Refresh-compatible ITX board

ASRock has a new mini-PC board ready to go. As it appears to be designed for the Intel Pentium Silver J5040 chipset, it may be pitched at the lower end of this market. It can drive up to 3 displays and has an HDMI port that suppor...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:27:00 +0100
No sign of Android 10 this month for either the Mi A2 Lite or Mi A3. (Image source: Xiaomi)

The Xiaomi Mi A2 Lite and Mi A3 receive disappointingly small January update

At the turn of the year, it seemed that Xiaomi would be bringing Android 10 to all its eligible Android One handsets. The Mi A3, A2 and A2 Lite were all due to receive Android 10 this month, but only one has so far. Worse still, t...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:20:00 +0100
HP Pavilion 14

79% HP Pavilion 14 Laptop Review: A stylish all-rounder with a bright display

A dominant fan. With the Pavilion 14-ce3040ng, HP is selling a 1,000-Euro (~$1,109) multimedia laptop based on Intel's brand-new Ice Lake architecture. As it turned out in our test, the 14-incher has several unnecessary quirks.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | NVIDIA GeForce MX250 | 14" | 1.6 kg
Florian Glaser, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 22:13:00 +0100
The Galaxy Z Flip might look like this. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

No 108MP camera for the Galaxy Z Flip: new leak

Samsung's next upcoming foldable phone may be called the Galaxy Z Flip. The prolific leaker Ishan Agarwal claims to have uncovered some more of its specs. It will apparently have a main screen measuring 6.7 inches. Furthermore, it...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:36:00 +0100
The leaked 44MP punch-hole camera. (Source: Twitter)

A mystery phone rocks a 44MP dual punch-hole camera

A popular tech YouTuber has shown off what he claims to be a phone with an unprecedented 44MP sensor in its dual in-display selfie camera. This device, which is yet to be launched, was not identified in terms of its name, specs or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 21:01:00 +0100
The Realme Buds Air. (Source: Realme)

Realme may launch a cheaper version of its AirPod clones

Realme recently debuted its first pair of TWS earbuds in India. At 3999 INR (or about US$56), they seem a very reasonably-priced AirPod alternative. However, it now seems the OEM has a 2nd variant in the works which may cost even ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 18:14:00 +0100
Phantom Canyon may be the NUC 11 Extreme on launch. (Source: FanlessTech)

Panther Canyon is the Intel NUC 10 Performance series' successor: new leak

According to a new leak, Intel has a replacement for the NUC 10 Performance mini-PCs in the works. It apparently goes under the heretofore-unknown code-name Panther Canyon, and will be powered by Tiger Lake-U processors with Xe gr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 17:38:00 +0100
NVIDIA RTX 3080 spec leak points to an enticing upgrade. (Image Source: NVIDIA)

Rumour | More alleged NVIDIA Ampere GPU details leak — GA103 RTX 3080 could feature 3480 CUDA cores, 320-bit memory bus, and 20 GB GDDR6 RAM giving Big Navi a headache

Details about NVIDIA's upcoming Ampere GPUs have leaked online, and it looks like we may in for a treat this year. We are getting to know a few hardware specs about two Ampere GPUs — GA103 and GA104, which could eventually be desi...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:41:00 +0100
Huawei Mate X is not as reliable as expected according to users

Post-release failure: The Huawei Mate X turns out to be just as bad as the Galaxy Fold

After selling more than 100,000 Mate X units, Huawei is already headed towards the release of its second iteration. Sadly, the display of this innovative piece of technology seems to be just as frail as that of its main competitor...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 15:22:00 +0100
A look at the rumoured rear-facing camera array of the Galaxy S20 Ultra. (Image source: @BenGeskin & @ishanagarwal24)

Good news about the Galaxy S20 Ultra, Samsung fans

With the next Galaxy UNPACKED event just a few weeks away, information about Samsung's Galaxy 10 successors is shaping up. One of the more divisive elements of the S20 series so far arguably has been its rear camera housing, not l...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:51:00 +0100
The NVIDIA GeForce MX350, a Pascal throwback. (Image source: NVIDIA)

NVIDIA returns to Pascal with the GeForce MX330 and GeForce MX350

NVIDIA may be moving onto 7 nm GPUs this year, but there is still life in its old 14 nm architecture yet. The GeForce MX330 and MX350 were teased at CES 2020, and now a new driver release has unveiled their hardware IDs.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 14:41:00 +0100
The Radeon RX 5600 XT will launch at US$279. (Image source: AMD)

AMD sees off NVIDIA RTX 2060 price cuts with 10-15% RX 5600 XT performance boost

AMD and NVIDIA are locked in a battle for the midrange currently, with both manufacturers pulling moves to make their cards look more attractive. First we had NVIDIA, which cut the RTX 2060 by US$50, and now AMD has reportedly pus...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:57:00 +0100
A concept render based on the latest leaks of the Mi 10 Pro 5G. (Image source: @Xiaomishka)

Xiaomi Mi 10 wows in hands-on images

Following a spate of fake renders, supposedly real hands-on images of the Mi 10 have appeared online. Specifically the Mi 10 Pro 5G, the images the device with four rear-facing cameras including a 108 MP sensor, and a punch-hole f...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:16:00 +0100
A Pixel 4 was caught running Android 11. (Source: CNN)

Google Pixel 4 caught running Android 11 ahead of Developer Preview 1 release

The first developer preview for Android 10 went live in March last year. We expect the same release timeframe for Android 11 this year, and the fact that a Pixel 4 has been found running Android 11 on a benchmark supports that not...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:31:00 +0100
The ROG Phone 2. (Source: Asus)

DxOMark | The Asus ROG Phone 2's cameras are a tad disappointing

The Asus ROG Phone 2 has been hailed for its outstanding hardware. Designed to be a gaming phone, the ROG Phone 2 delivers excellent performance and user experience-enhancing features, but it would seem that its cameras don't quit...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 20 Jan 2020 06:27:00 +0100
Jan 19
The possible Nex 3 5G refresh. (Source: TENAA)

Vivo Nex 3: new leaks point to a new 5G version

A new listing on the TENAA regulatory website indicates that the OEM Vivo intends to reboot its Nex 3 flagship with a new version. It has an SoC with a different max clock to that of the phone's original Snapdragon 855+ processor....
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:56:00 +0100
The OnePlus 6 that might have been. (Source: OnePlus)

A OnePlus designer shows off what the 6 could have looked like

Hao Ran, a OnePlus employee, has shared one of its designs for its early 2018 flagship. It exchanges the glass rear panel normally found on this phone (the 6) for a more original backing made of wood. This render's non-optical fin...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 22:19:00 +0100
Realme may have a smartwatch ready to go. (Source: Realme)

A new Realme leak suggests the brand is about to release its first smartwatch

An Indian electronics authority has approved a new device from Realme described as being part of the "Smart Watches" category. Therefore, it seems this brand is preparing to launch its first wearable of this type in India. If so, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 21:26:00 +0100
Fitbits were found to detect 'flu at least as well as the CDC in a recent study. (Source: Fitbit)

Fitbit use may be used to help predict flu outbreaks, study finds

A study published in The Lancet has concluded that Fitbit use was associated with significant improvements in a technique used to detect influenza and similar conditions. This is due to the heart rate- and activity-monitoring feat...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 20:58:00 +0100
AMD Ryzen 4000 APUs have higher GPU horsepower despite sporting a reduced CU count. (Image Source: PCWorld)

This is why Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs can offer 59% higher performance per CU despite still being on Vega

The AMD Ryzen 4000 Renoir APUs have a reduced number of compute units (CUs) compared to Raven Ridge, but improvements to the architecture means that they can offer higher clocks and a 59% higher performance per CU. AMD plans to ev...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:52:00 +0100
PUBG Season 6 brings in a new Motor Glider. (Source: PUBG Corp)

PUBG Season 6 releasing January 25, brings a new Karakin map, Motor Glider, Survivor Pass, and more

PUBG is getting a new Season 6 update next week. Season 6 offers a new 64-player map, Karakin, which is designed to offer a challenging gameplay and a new hazard called Black Zone in which the map layout changes with every match. ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0100
Google is already investing heavily in AAA gaming with its Stadia streaming platform. (Source: Google)

Native Steam support in the works for Chrome OS

Google is working on bringing support for Steam to its Chrome OS, reports Android Police. The platform would run on inside Linux on Chrome, which is already backed into Google’s lightweight browser-based operating system.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:39:00 +0100
MSI GF63 Thin 9SC

MSI GF63 Thin 9SC Notebook: Entry-level gamer with compact case

Amazing price-to-performance ratio? Affordable gaming laptops are in demand, which is why almost every manufacturer has devices available for around $1000. One particularly interesting model is the GF63 9SC from MSI, which is equi...
Florian Glaser, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 10:34:00 +0100
The Galaxy S20 buyers will be limited to 128 GB of onboard storage on all but the S20 Ultra. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Samsung drastically cuts Galaxy S20 storage options

Yesterday’s full Galaxy S20 spec sheet leak revealed one rude shock for Samsung fans. If you want more than 128 GB of standard storage you will need to pony up for the Galaxy S20 Ultra model which is the only one of the three to o...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 09:14:00 +0100
The Leica M10-R digital camera could be released in 2020. (Image source: FCC)

Live photos of the Leica M10-R digital camera released

Images of the Leica M10-R camera have been discovered on the website of the FCC (United States Federal Communications Commission). It has been speculated that the camera featured in the new photographs is actually a prototype vers...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 06:29:00 +0100
realme XT

79% realme XT smartphone in review: Good low-light performance

A lot of performance for little money. Based on the realme 5 Pro, the XT makes a decent leap forward, especially in terms of camera and storage configuration. The price remains low at less than 300 Euros (~$334), and the software is also quite respectable. The only obstacle is aggressive energy-saving management.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 712 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6.4" | 183 g
Mike Wobker, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 05:32:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Pocophone F1 has a 4,000 mAh battery. (Image source: Poco)

Poco F2 Lite smartphone makes surprise showing in purported live image leak

Some live images of an alleged Poco F2 Lite smartphone have been uploaded in a brief video clip on YouTube. Along with showing off a waterdrop notch on the front for the selfie camera, it seems the Poco F2 Lite might come with a Q...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 03:56:00 +0100
Jan 18
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Hardware Zone: Apple 16-inch MacBook Pro review: A return to form?, The Verge: Dell XPS 13 (late 2019) review: the one with six cores, The Indian Express: Apple MacBook Pro 2019 review: What else does a professional need, Techradar: Alienware m17 (2019) review, Laptop Mag: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 for business (15-inch, Intel) review, Techradar: Asus VivoBook S15 (S532F), Techradar: Microsoft Surface Book review, PC Mag: HP Pavilion Gaming 15, PC Mag: Lenovo Yoga C940 (14-Inch), PC Mag: Acer Predator Triton 900, PC Advisor: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review, Pocket Lint: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo review (UX581GV): Between the sublime and the ridiculous, Trusted Reviews: Surface Pro X Review, Ultrabook Review: Asus TUF Gaming FX505DV review (AMD Ryzen 7, Nvidia RTX 2060 90W), Ultrabook Review: Lenovo IdeaPad S540 14 review (AMD version), Ultrabook Review: Asus ZenBook Pro Duo UX581 review (UX581GV- Core i7, RTX 2060, OLED) – dual-screen workhorse, The Verge: HP Spectre x360 13 (late 2019) review: yeah, this tracks, The Indian Express: Asus Zenbook 14 UM431 review: Good performance for its size, but not cool enough for gaming, Gadget Show: Asus ZenBook Flip UX362F review: Compact yet powerful, The Verge: The HP Elite Dragonfly is too stylish for the boardroom, Engadget: Razer Blade Stealth 13 review (2019): A gamer’s dream, at a steep cost, Tech Nave: 3 Huawei MateBook 13 features that are useful when working on the go, NLT: Review – ASUS ROG Zephyrus M GU502GU, Geek Culture: Geek Review: ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481, Talk Android: Lenovo C340 (11″) Chromebook review: Just the basics, AnandTech: The Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Showdown: AMD's Ryzen Picasso vs. Intel's Ice Lake, Slashgear: Review: Lenovo ThinkPad P53 workstation, Slashgear: Chuwi MiniBook Review: Big potential with small problems, Ubergizmo English: Lenovo ThinkPad X390 Review, Fudzilla: Surface Pro X review, Legit Reviews: Microsoft Surface 3 Laptop Battle – AMD Ryzen 7 or Intel Core i7?, Chrome Unboxed: This Is The Best 15-Inch Chromebook For Your Money [Video], Computerworld.com: Review: Two weeks with a 16-in. MacBook Pro, T3: Microsoft Surface Pro 7 review, T3: Apple MacBook Pro 16-inch review: bigger and better than ever, Stuff TV: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 review, Laptop Media: Dell Precision 3540 review – one word – balance, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire 3 (A315-34) review – the most affordable one of the bunch, Laptop Media: Dell Inspiron 5593 review – does it have the balance?, Laptop Media: Acer Nitro 5 (AN517-51) review – we prefer the 15-inch version, Laptop Media: Acer Aspire 7 (A715-74G) review – a great item – both for gaming and for the office, Laptop Media: Lenovo ThinkPad L490 review – it’s all about security and durability, Laptop Media: Dell Vostro 5590 review – the Empire strikes back, Think Digit: HP Spectre X360 13 Review, Neowin: HP Elite Dragonfly review: An amazing convertible, not just for businesses, India Today: Asus ZenBook 14 UM431 review: Classy design meets swift performance, Laptop Mag: MSI Prestige 15 review, Techradar: HP Spectre x360 15T (2019) review
Samsara's new kind of carry-on. (Source: Samsara)

A new carry-on suitcase also packs a Wi-Fi hotspot, a power-bank and GPS

Samsara is a company that harnesses the trend towards tech-enhanced luggage. Its latest product is of the newly-expanded 23-inch carry-on size. It is the first from its OEM to have its own Wi-Fi hotspot. The suitcase also supports...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 22:17:00 +0100
The OPPO Find X may get a successor this year. (Source: OPPO)

The apparently-impending OPPO Find X2 will have a 120Hz QHD+ display

OPPO has reportedly revealed that there will be a Find X2 after all, and that it will launch in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q2020). New leaks posted to Weibo hint that this phone will have a premium display with a class-leading 12...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 21:10:00 +0100
The Nokia 1 series might have a new generation. (Source: Mobigh)

Nokia gets its first phone of 2020 FCC-approved

Nokia has certified a new phone for use in the United States. Based on the specs leaked as a result of this new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) documentation, it may have a relatively small screen - about 5.6 inches at mos...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 20:32:00 +0100
The A14 Bionic is powerful, but it is no 45 W x86 processor. (Image source: Apple)

Comparing the A14 Bionic to a 15-inch MacBook Pro's 6 core CPU is meaningless, and here's why

The move to 5 nm for the A14 Bionic could offer the next iPhones a huge step up in performance compared to their predecessors and their Android competitors. However, there is little comparability between it and a 15-inch MacBook P...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 16:29:00 +0100
A concept render of the PS5 and DualShock 5 (Image source: Gaming Instincts & LetsGoDigital)

New DualShock 5 speculation amid latest PlayStation 5 rumours

Three new rumours have appeared about the PlayStation 5, of which two are verifiable. Apparently, the DualShock 5 will not only have context-adaptive triggers but will also be backwards compatible with the PS4. The DualShock 4 wil...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:54:00 +0100
Has LG turned a corner with the LG V50 ThinQ? (Image source: Pocketnow)

LG surprises fans with its latest V50 ThinQ update

LG may still be rolling out Android 9.0 Pie to the LG G6, but the company has already started moving the V50 ThinQ onto Android 10. Better yet, the South Korean company has done so ahead of schedule. Shocked? So are we.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 14:30:00 +0100
Galaxy S20 Ultra render. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Full Galaxy S20 specs leak highlighting model differentiation

Teenage leakster Ishan Agarwal has managed to get his hands on the complete spec sheet for the upcoming Galaxy S20 series of flagship smartphones from Samsung. Most of the key details have leaked in one form or another, but this i...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:34:00 +0100
Dell Inspiron 14 3493 in Review: Dell's 14-inch laptop neglects the GPU department

Better without dedicated GPU - The Dell Inspiron 14 3493 in Review

Dell's 14-inch laptop offers decent or even good battery life, an NVMe SSD and a powerful Ice Lake Core i7 processor. Due to thermal constraints, the dedicated MX230 graphics chip is only able to put its full potential on display ...
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:40:00 +0100
The Honor V30 Pro is a hard-to-recommend camera beast

DxOMark | The Honor V30 Pro is a hard-to-recommend camera beast

The Honor V30 phones were released a few months ago. The V30 Pro, in particular, is notable for being the first non-Huawei phone to sport the huge 40 MP IMX600. That move has paid off sweetly, too, as the phone manages to deliver ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 08:04:00 +0100
Jan 17
WhatsApp will not display ads any time soon. (Source: WhatsApp)

Facebook abandons its "Ads for WhatsApp" plan

Facebook has encountered serious opposition to its intentions to use WhatsApp for ad revenue-building purposes. Now, a new report has indicated that the social media giant has ultimately dropped its efforts to achieve this aim, wh...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 23:09:00 +0100
The Realme 3 Pro is getting an important update. (Source: Realme)

Realme updates the 3 Pro to its new Android 10-based UI

The Realme 3 Pro's latest software update moves it from ColorOS to its OEM's new UI. This OS skin is also based on Android 10. However, it also offers a very different esthetic, as well as potentially improved performance.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 22:31:00 +0100
The EU may ultimately prove the death of the Lightning connector. (Source: Wikipedia)

The EU might force Apple to drop the Lightning port within its jurisdiction

The European Parliament has announced that it will hold a vote on a motion to write its 2014 Radio Equipment Directive into law. This would probably result in an obligation for mobile device OEMs to fit all products to be sold in ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:51:00 +0100

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