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The MSI Alpha 15 is the world's first 7nm gaming laptop. (Image Source: MSI)

MSI Alpha 15 — Welcome to the era of 7nm laptop gaming

7nm goodness. The MSI Alpha 15 is the world's first 7nm gaming laptop. Featuring an all-AMD combination of a Ryzen 7 3750H CPU and a 7nm Radeon RX 5500M GPU, the Alpha 15 rewrites what gaming laptops can do in its price range. With a new thunderbird logo that represents its soaring spirit and sporting a combination of raw power and innovative MSI technologies in a slim chassis, the Alpha 15 is truly the first of its kind. (Sponsored article.)
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:36:00 +0200
Oct 22
Velocilinx Boudica Collection of colorful keyboards, headphones, and mice target hardcore gamers

Velocilinx Boudica Collection of colorful keyboards, headphones, and mice target hardcore gamers

The Boudica offers a bright visual experience with per-key RGB lighting and additional strip lighting across the edges of the keyboard. It's a lot of flash for not a lot of auxiliary ports or features considering the $120 USD aski...
Allen Ngo, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:01:00 +0200
The AMD Ryzen 9 3950X can give tough competition to Intel's HEDT lineup. (Source: HardZone)

AMD Ryzen 9 3950X takes on the Intel Core i9-9980XE at stock settings in Cinebench R20, offers potentially higher performance per dollar than even the Core i9-10980XE

New benchmark scores of the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X seem to indicate that AMD's upcoming flagship CPU can offer performance equivalent to Intel's HEDT chips such as the Core i9-9980XE and the Core i9-10980XE while beating them in terms ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:54:00 +0200
Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Review: Gaming bolide gets high marks for its great power delivery and low heat development

84% Lenovo Legion Y740-17IRH Review: Gaming bolide gets high marks for its great power delivery and low heat development

Well-rounded gamer. Lenovo's gaming notebook displays all current games smoothly on its matte 17.3-inch screen (144 Hz, G-Sync, FHD, IPS) and also offers great connectivity: a combination of SSD + HDD, 16 GB of RAM (Dual-Channel mode) & a Thunderbolt 3 port. The iGPU is disabled ex-works but can be activated by the end user. This has a positive impact on battery life.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 (Laptop) | 17.3" | 3 kg
Sascha Mölck, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 09:08:00 +0200
The first Ryzen 3000 processors were launched on July 7, 2019. (Image source: AMD)

AMD's Matisse beasts are far from toothless as Ryzen 3000 helps to gnaw at Intel's Steam survey share

September’s Steam Hardware and Software Survey has seemingly delivered more good news for AMD. The survey has measured data in regard to PC processor usage by manufacturer, which yet again has been thoroughly dominated by Intel. H...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 08:08:00 +0200
The latest Steam survey results are positive for the red team. (Image source: Newegg)

SUPER appearance for Nvidia in Steam's hardware survey but there's also plenty of love for AMD's Radeon RX 590 series

The Steam Hardware and Software Survey for September 2019 has shown some interesting changes in terms of PC video card usage. Although Nvidia still dominates the overall percentage share with the GeForce RTX 2060 going strong and ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 06:49:00 +0200
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The Zeiss ZX1 compact camera offers a 0.7-inch OLED EVF. (Image source: Zeiss)

Full specifications for the Zeiss ZX1 digital camera revealed

The full details of the technical specifications for the Zeiss ZX1 camera have been published. The renowned German manufacturer announced the device back at the Photokina trade event in 2018 with availability originally scheduled ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 00:06:00 +0200
Oct 21
Wearables users are most concerned about their health-monitoring functions. (Source: Needpics)

Fitness tracker users are found to worry that their devices may not be accurate enough

A new study into user attitudes towards wearables found that health tracking is the most popular use of this electronics category. 36% of those polled reported concerns that these functions may not live up to reality, however. 10%...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 23:10:00 +0200
How much would you spend on the PS5? (Image source: Sony)

How much would you spend on the PlayStation 5? Less than ~US$500, apparently

With the PlayStation 5 being just over a year away, several websites have been polling their readers about the upcoming console. The results reveal not only what people would pay for the console but also how much they would like i...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:06:00 +0200
Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus Laptop Review: The Cheaper GeForce MX150 is Faster

86% Razer Blade Stealth i7-1065G7 Iris Plus Laptop Review: The Cheaper GeForce MX150 is Faster

Ice to meet you. Razer has jumped in on the 10 nm Ice Lake bandwagon to exploit the new power-efficient Intel Iris Plus GPU. While the resulting performance is where we expect it to be, the $1500 starting price makes this a tough buy when the less expensive Blade Stealth GeForce MX150 version is the better gaming machine.
Intel Core i7-1065G7 | Intel Iris Plus Graphics G7 (Ice Lake 64 EU) | 13.3" | 1.4 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:57:00 +0200
The Pixel 4. (Source: CNET)

DxOMark Pixel 4 Camera Review: Great but not the best

DxOMark has now published its Google Pixel 4 camera review. Going by the website's test criteria, the Pixel 4 is overall a worse camera phone than the OnePlus 7 Pro and Honor 20 Pro. On the flip side, it's somehow the the joint be...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:17:00 +0200
Concept render of the Sony PlayStation 5 devkit. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Don't worry, it's just a devkit: New concept renders of the Sony PlayStation 5

A group of new Sony PlayStation 5 concept renders have been produced by LetsGoDigital based on the recently leaked devkit photo. The images show off the busy front panel and also include the “prototype” label and the huge ventilat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:04:00 +0200
The iQOO Neo may be getting a late-year refresh. (Source: BGR)

Probable iQOO Neo refresh hits TENAA on its way to a launch

TENAA has certified a new phone from the Vivo sub-brand iQOO. Its specifications are nearly identical to that of the Neo, a 2019 gaming phone. However, it has what appears to be a Snapdragon (SD) 855 processor rather than the olde...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 20:10:00 +0200
The Nova 5z may look familiar to some viewers. (Source: IndiaShopps)

Huawei unleashes a sense of deja vu with its new Nova 5 variant

Huawei has launched the Nova 5z today (October 21, 2019) in China. This new phone will have few surprises for this series' fans: it has the exact same form-factor and cameras as the Nova 5i Pro. However, it does have different RAM...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 19:24:00 +0200
Mark your calendar: Dates for Steam's Halloween, Autumn, and Winter sales leaked

Mark your calendar: Dates for Steam's Halloween, Autumn, and Winter sales leaked

The Steam Halloween sale is scheduled for October 28 - November 1. The Autumn sale is set for November 26 - December 3. The Winter sale will occur from December 19 - January 2.
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:31:00 +0200
Image via iFixIt

iOS 13.1.3 update damaging some iPhone 11 handsets

Multiple users are reporting a failure of the Ultra WideBand U1 chip in their iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, or iPhone 11 Pro Max after updating to iOS 13.1.3. While restoring an affected iPhone's firmware has solved the problem for so...
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 17:05:00 +0200
Diablo 4 leaked: New artbook with photos from Diablo 1, 2, 3 and 4 released (Image source: Polygon)

Diablo 4 leaked: New artbook with photos from Diablo 1, 2, 3 and 4 released

Last week, Twitch streamer and tipster Metro claimed that Blizzard would release Diablo 4 alongside Diablo 2 Remastered at BlizzCon 2019. Now, this has seemingly been indirectly confirmed by Blizzard in an advert for a new Diablo ...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:55:00 +0200
Destroyed. (Source: SomeGadgetGuy)

Super optimized! Series of performance tests touts the Google Pixel 4 as the fastest Android phone in the world

A series of tests have shown the Google Pixel 4 XL hilariously outpacing the OnePlus 7T in real-world, resource-intensive processing tasks. The fact that the Pixel 4 XL has less RAM and a weaker SoC than the 7T makes it all the mo...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:52:00 +0200
Image via Apple

Apple of my eye: Apple to release AR headset in 2020

According to a Bloomberg report, Apple is planning on releasing its rumored AR glasses sometime in 2020. The glasses, while still in development, may eventually become a replacement product of the iPhone. However, a lot of work re...
Sam Medley, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 16:21:00 +0200
Which processor would make it into your next build? (Image source:

Intel Core i9-10980XE shown up by the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X in 3DMark

The Intel Cascade Lake-X series launched earlier this month to the tune of price cuts and offering great value for money. However, not all looks rosy for the blue team, as its premier High-End Desktop (HEDT) chip has been resoundi...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:10:00 +0200
Kingston launches KC600 series for users still stuck on 2.5-inch SATA SSDs (Image source:

Kingston launches KC600 series for users still stuck on 2.5-inch SATA SSDs

The 3D TLC 2.5-inch SSDs will range from 256 GB up to 2 TB with AES-XTS 256-bit hardware encryption, TCG Opal 2.0, eDrive, and optional desktop installation bracket kits. The 256/512 GB capacities are now shipping while the 1/2 TB...
Allen Ngo, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 15:08:00 +0200
The Razer Hammerhead Wireless? (Image source: Razer via Tmall & Expreview)

Razer Hammerhead wireless earbuds: Apple AirPods competitors that cost CNY 799 (~US$113)

Razer is getting into the wireless earbuds market, according to news from China. The earbuds and their accompanying charging case look like a hybrid between the Apple AirPods and the Samsung Galaxy Buds but adorned with the gaming...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:41:00 +0200
Best at still photography, lacking at video. (Source: The Verge)

Google explains the rationale behind the Pixel 4's lack of 4K60fps video recording

The Google Pixel 4 phones don't have support for shooting 4K60fps videos even though Android phones have been able to do that for well over a year. Google has now explained the rationale behind the decision but it's woefully uncon...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:45:00 +0200
The Honor Play brought flagship performance to the mid-range segment. (Source: NDTV)

The Honor Play will not receive Android 10, and that's unfair

The Honor Play was released just over a year ago and has received one major update: Android Pie. That will apparently be the end of the road for the device, which is unfair to owners of the Kirin 970-powered phone. Even worse, tho...
Ricci Rox, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 11:45:00 +0200
Recent Samsung Galaxy devices also support the HEIC photo file format. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Google to put kybosh on HEIC loophole giving iPhone users unlimited full quality photo storage

Google is working on a ‘fix’ that is resulting in iPhone owners getting free unlimited storage in Photos online for full quality photos using its new default HEIC file format. HEIC is a newer compression technology than JPEG and t...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 06:41:00 +0200
MSI GF65 9SD Laptop Review: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for under $1000

79% MSI GF65 9SD Laptop Review: GeForce GTX 1660 Ti for under $1000

Same looks, faster performance. The GF65 replaces last year's GF63 by introducing new Nvidia Turing GPU options, new display options, a larger cooling solution, and faster wireless. The narrow bezel chassis design remains unchanged.
Intel Core i7-9750H | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti (Laptop) | 15.6" | 1.9 kg
Allen Ngo, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 02:56:00 +0200
Samsung's DeX mode. (Source: Wikipedia)

Samsung discontinues its Linux on DeX beta

DeX is Samsung's proprietary facility that converts one of its Galaxy flagships into a desktop PC on connection to a monitor. One environment supported by the mode in Android 9.0 (Pie) is GNU/Linux. Unfortunately, its beta program...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 00:23:00 +0200
Oct 20
The 7T ends OnePlus' durability hot streak. (Source: YouTube)

OnePlus posts a rare partial fail in a famous durability test

The OnePlus 7T has undergone the JerryRigEverything test of device robustness. Unfortunately, it faltered during the last stage of this process. Therefore, it is the first in many generations from this OEM to do less than come thr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 23:25:00 +0200
The new Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark III. (Source: Olympus)

Olympus launches a new Micro Four Thirds mirrorless camera

Olympus has unveiled its newest Micro Four Thirds digital camera, the OM-D E-M5 Mark III. This mirrorless unit is based on a 20.4MP Live MOS sensor and a TruePic VIII Image Processor. The OEM asserts that it also packs a wide rang...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 20:26:00 +0200
The new LG U+ app allows the user to shop in AR. (Source: LG)

A major South Korean carrier unveils a service to make the dream of virtual shopping a reality

LG's South Korean telecomms company has announced the debut of its new app, "U+ AR Shopping". It enables users to transform the content of 2 popular TV shopping channels into augmented reality (AR) experiences. Consumers can then ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 19:03:00 +0200
Digital Wellbeing is now available on Chrome 77. (Source: Google)

Digital Wellbeing is now a feature of Chrome on Android 10

Google introduced Digital Wellbeing in order to allow users to track and manage their phone use, which extends to a per-app basis. This feature is now integrated into a new Chrome browser update. It can be used to display screen t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 18:23:00 +0200
The AMD Threadripper 3000 series will be announced on November 5. (Source: Wccftech)

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3960X, 3970X, and 3990X expected to be announced on November 5, require new TRX40 chipsets and new sockets

The upcoming AMD Threadripper 3000 series lineup will have three variants that would launch in November. The Threadripper 3960X and 3970X are expected to be announced on November 5 and benchmark data will be available on November ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 16:46:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 phones just don't offer enough value. (Source: Google)

Opinion | The Google Pixel 4 still feels like an overly elaborate joke

It's been almost a week since Google unveiled the Pixel 4 phones in New York but it's still baffling just how poor the phones are—the smaller Pixel 4, in particular. In fact, some choices by the company were so off the mark that o...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:29:00 +0200
The Xperia XZ1 Compact will apparently not get Android 10. (Source: Android Pit)

Revealed Android 10 update roadmap hints towards Sony abandoning the Xperia XZ1 phones

A carrier-provided list of Sony Xperia devices billed to get the Android 10 update has surfaced, and will be sure to leave owners of Sony's older flagships infuriated, as apparently, the Xperia XZ1 and XZ1 Compact will not get And...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:25:00 +0200
The Mi 9 sports a 48 MP camera and the Mi 10 could more than double that camera resolution. (Source: Xiaomi)

The Mi 10 could be Xiaomi's first true camera monster

Xiaomi is taking the camera performance of its phones seriously and could be set to push the envelope with its upcoming devices. New reports allude towards sumptuous camera features like 8K video recording, 5x optical zoom, and a ...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:24:00 +0200
The OnePlus 6T. (Source: CNET)

The OnePlus 6 and 6T are now receiving the Android 10 beta update

OnePlus has once again shown its dedication to providing timely software updates, as it's now sending out the Android 10-based Oxygen OS 10 beta build to the OnePlus 6 and OnePlus 6T. The build is exclusive to factory unlocked, no...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 15:22:00 +0200
Most OEMs treat AMD CPUs like second-class citizens when it comes to laptops. Now is the time for change

Opinion | Most OEMs treat AMD CPUs like second-class citizens when it comes to laptops. Now is the time for change

Microsoft had the cajones to put both AMD and Intel on its flagship Surface series. In contrast, other OEMs offer AMD options only for their lower-end to mid-range product families. The Ryzen 5 3500U and Ryzen 7 3700U are comparab...
Allen Ngo, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:02:00 +0200
The Samsung Galaxy S11 allegedly won't feature an under-display camera. (Image source: PhoneArena)

Samsung Galaxy S11 news: Model numbers for three 5G-capable SKUs leaked; no full-screen display coming

Some new details about Samsung’s Galaxy S11 series have been shared online concerning the amount of SKUs that will be part of the lineup, the communication abilities of the devices, and the expected screen design. While some may h...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 07:52:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5 will feature CPU and GPU technology created with the assistance of AMD. (Image source: AltChar)

Retailer listing for PlayStation 5 offers latest suggestions for potential price and release date

Another retailer has decided to start listing the PlayStation 5 on its site, this time with references to both a specific price and release date. Although it’s clear that the information on the page is speculative, it does give so...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:24:00 +0200
Oct 19
Huawei Watch GT 2: An intelligent, stylish and flawed smartwatch (Image source: Huawei)

Huawei Watch GT 2: An intelligent, stylish and flawed smartwatch

The Huawei Watch GT 2 has now been released, with our review following in tow too. While the successor to the Watch GT is certainly appealing, it suffers from some glaring issues too.
Alex Alderson, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 22:51:00 +0200
Renders of the Pixel 4 XL. (Source: BGR)

Who made the display on the Google Pixel 4 XL - Samsung or LG?

The Pixel 4 XL's 90 Hz QHD+ AMOLED display has been hailed for its impressive quality, even winning DisplayMate's "Best Smartphone Display" award. That raises a few questions, of course, the most important being: who exactly made ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:48:00 +0200
The Redmi Note 8. (Source: Xiaomi)

No Snapdragon 730G: New Redmi Note 8T leak will leave expectant fans disappointed

A leak a few weeks ago claimed that Xiaomi was set to release a Snapdragon 730G-powered Redmi Note 8T. A new report counters that, though, and while a Redmi Note 8T may actually be on the way, fans of the company are unlikely to b...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 15:44:00 +0200
MSI WP65 workstation is mostly a reskinned GF63 or GF65 (Source: MSI)

MSI WP65 workstation is mostly a reskinned GF63 or GF65

Both the MSI GF63 and WP65 are budget laptops in their respective categories. If you plan on purchasing one or the other, it'll be good to know that they share the same chassis design but with slightly different aesthetics.
Allen Ngo, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 06:41:00 +0200
The PS5 is scheduled for a Holiday 2020 release. (Image source: WhatCulture)

Leaked real-life image of PlayStation 5 devkit shows prototype console with possible integrated camera feature

A real-life photo of an alleged Sony PlayStation 5 development kit (devkit) has been posted online as part of a YouTube video uploaded by ZONEofTECH. The console in the picture looks eerily similar to recent concept renders of the...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:50:00 +0200
The 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 could be unveiled in October. (Image source: MacGeneration)

Placeholders or products: Newly discovered icons for the upcoming 16-inch MacBook Pro fall flat at first sight

Icons of what could be the 16-inch MacBook Pro 2019 have been found in the beta code for macOS Catalina. Those hoping for a complete exterior redesign of the MBP might be disappointed by the images though, as the laptop featuring ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 04:51:00 +0200
AMD's Ryzen 9 3950X processor can boost to 4.7 GHz. (Image source: AMD)

Latest benchmark scores show AMD's 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X is shaping up to be a blue-ribbon gaming chip

Some new Geekbench scores for AMD’s Ryzen 9 3950X have been unearthed and unsurprisingly the 16-core chip has performed admirably in the multi-core tests. Two separate benchmarks have been discovered, with AMD’s Zen 2 processor ap...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 02:50:00 +0200
Oct 18
Newer Samsung Galaxy flagships may have a security flaw. (Source: YouTube)

Samsung Galaxy flagship fingerprint sensors are reported hackable using cheap screen protectors

A British Galaxy S10 user has claimed that this phone's ultrasound sensor could be fooled into unlocking for non-registered fingerprints. This issue was allegedly caused by a cheap gel case with a clear flap to cover the screen. S...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 23:48:00 +0200
AMD Zen 5 is already being designed and should launch in 2022, new Zen 2 chips coming soon

Next-next-gen Zen 5 architecture is already in development, confirms AMD

With some Zen 2-based processors still in the pipeline, AMD confirmed that the design of the Zen 3 architecture is complete and the testing/manufacturing stages should soon follow. Even more, Zen 4 and Zen 5 are both being designe...
Codrut Nistor, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:37:00 +0200
The Mi 9 SE can now update to MIUI 11. (Source: Mesra Mobile)

Xiaomi releases a beta update to Android 10 for the Mi 9 SE

The Xiaomi Mi 9 SE now has an upgrade to MIUI 11, which is based on Android 10. It confers various upgrade-specific features such as gesture-based navigation and system-wide dark theme. This build also adds MIUI's new Focus Mode, ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 22:20:00 +0200
Xiaomi will apparently launch the Mi Mix 4 next week. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Mi Mix 4 leaks ahead of next week's anticipated launch

The Mi Mix 4 merry-go-round continues. First, Ice Universe claimed it was in the works, then Xiaomi's Brand Promotion Manager could not decide whether it was or not. Now, a photo of the rumored device has leaked online, along with...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 21:34:00 +0200

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