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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 23
The Moto G8 Plus may also have 3 rear cameras. (Source: WinFuture)

The latest Moto G8 Plus leak appears to support its fellows

A phone calling itself the "motorola moto g(8) plus" has been benchmarked as a Snapdragon 665 device with 4GB of RAM. These specs are in accordance with previous rumors surrounding this putative device. The new results also show t...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:52:00 +0200
The Int App Lock icon alongside some code it reportedly runs. (Source: Pradeo Lab)

The "Joker" malware is found to exist within yet another Android app

"Joker" is a relatively new form of malware that reportedly acts to steal contacts and sign those with infected devices up for premium SMS services. Most recently, it has been detected in a heretofore-overlooked host on Android by...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:14:00 +0200
The Snapdragon 735 will likely not offer a big upgrade on the Snapdragon 730. (Source: Qualcomm)

Details of the Snapdragon 735 revealed - An incremental upgrade on the Snapdragon 730?

The Snapdragon 735 will succeed the Snapdragon 730, and details of the SoC have now surfaced, giving us our first look at Qualcomm's next-gen sub-premium chipset of choice.
Ricci Rox, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:09:00 +0200
The Meizu 16T. (Source: Meizu)

The new Meizu 16T packs in great hardware at an almost unbelievable price point

Meizu is slowly developing a reputation for offering good premium hardware at mid-range price points, and the newest device out of the company's stables, the Meizu 16T, continues that trend. A Snapdragon 855, Super AMOLED display,...
Ricci Rox, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:09:00 +0200
The Galaxy A50s' approximate successor's first serious leak is disappointing. (Source: MySmartPrice)

The Samsung Galaxy A51 may have made a first appearance on Geekbench 5

A device with a model number purportedly associated with Samsung's Galaxy A51 has surfaced on the Geekbench database. However, its results depict it as powered by the Exynos 9611, and not the next-gen 8 nanometer (nm) model rumore...
Deirdre O Donnell, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:37:00 +0200
Surface Laptop 3 suffers from backlight bleeding, pulse-width modulation, and DPC latency issues

More problems yet again: Surface Laptop 3 suffers from backlight bleeding, pulse-width modulation, and DPC latency issues

Microsoft's latest Surface Laptop only started shipping last week and we're already seeing some issues with our review unit. If you're sensitive to onscreen flickering or are planning to use the Microsoft notebook for audio stream...
Allen Ngo, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:46:00 +0200
The Google Pixel 4 has a few not-so-pleasant surprises in store. (Source: Google)

Cheeky Google: The Pixel 4 throttles the display refresh rate based on brightness setting, and you wouldn't even know it

The Google Pixel 4's 90 Hz Smooth Display feature seems to be dependent on the display brightness setting and not on the 'content' as was originally claimed by Google. This was first discovered by a Redditor and subsequently confi...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:12:00 +0200
Rumored Walmart Black Friday deals will delight console buyers. (Image source: Nintenderos)

Screenshot of rumored Walmart Black Friday deal includes a half-price Sony PS4 1 TB Slim console and a Nintendo Switch for under US$200

A screenshot of some of Walmart’s alleged console offers for the upcoming Black Friday event will have gamers giddy with anticipation if it ends up being the real deal. Those holding out on buying a Nintendo Switch could find them...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:06:00 +0200
The Fujifilm X-Pro3's body is made from titanium. (Image source: Fujifilm/Twitter/nokishita_c)

Technical specifications and alleged price and release date for Fujifilm X-Pro3 camera leaked ahead of launch

A press kit for the Fujifilm X-Pro3 digital camera, which includes many renders of the device, has already been shared on Twitter. The X-Pro3 is scheduled to be officially launched on October 23, but like every good piece of tech ...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:24:00 +0200
Oct 22
Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Tablet Review: Top technology at a premium price

87% Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Tablet Review: Top technology at a premium price

The tablet S-class. For Samsung's new tablet flagship, the best is just good enough: As with the first Samsung tablet, the 10.5-inch Android device is equipped with a dual camera and is run by the Snapdragon 855 high-end SoC and at least 6 GB of RAM. The Samsung S Pen is also always included.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 | Qualcomm Adreno 640 | 10.5" | 420 g
Manuel Masiero, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:11:00 +0200
Huawei Honor Band 5i fitness tracker and xSport Pro in-ear headphones launched. (Image source: Honor)

The Honor Band 5i: A CNY 159 (~US$22) fitness tracker released ahead of imminent launch

The Honor Band incorporates a 0.96-inch colour touchscreen display that operates at a resolution of 160 x 80. The fitness tracker supports NFC, along with heart rate, sleep patterns and Sp02 monitoring. The band is up to 5 ATM wat...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:59:00 +0200
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER; heading to a shelf near you. (Image source: NVIDIA via PCGamesN)

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, pricing, specs & launch date confirmed

The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is on its way and will arrive before the end of the month, according to confirmation that Videocardz has received from its sources. The new GPU will sit between the GTX 1660 and GTX 1660 Ti in NVI...
Alex Alderson, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:20:00 +0200
If Apple wants to make the jump to 5 nm with the upcoming A14 SoC, iPhone production costs would potentially increase, leading to higher prices.  (Source: TechIncidents)

TSMC already sampling Apple's 5 nm A14 Bionic SoCs for 2020 iPhones

TSMC started sampling the A14 Bionic SoCs earlier than usual, as a recent Chinese report claims Apple already received the first engineering samples in late September. Apparently, there is also a downside to making the jump from 7...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:31:00 +0200
Blackview BV9700 Pro

77% Blackview BV9700 Pro Smartphone Review: Rugged phone measures heart rate and air purity

Shock-resistant and waterproof. Buyers of a Blackview smartphone are on the safe side if they need to use the device in stormy conditions. The robust design is not only visually pleasing, it is also IP68, IP69k and MIL-STD certified. But do not trust everything the manufacturer says! Find out in which areas you should not rely on the manufacturer's claims in our review.
Mediatek Helio P70 | ARM Mali-G72 MP3 | 5.84" | 283 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:25:00 +0200
The modularity of the NUC 9 Extreme has a slight downside: the enclosure is the biggest ever produced by Intel for a NUC system. (Source: Intel)

Intel's "Element" modular platform spotted in upcoming Ghost Canyon NUCs

In order to house the new modular platform, Intel's upcoming Ghost Canyon mini PCs will feature the largest NUC enclosures yet. This also allows for improved cooling, and it looks like Intel has also modified the layout to include...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:59:00 +0200
LG K50

76% LG K50 Smartphone Review: A cheap and large format handset

A big, budget handset. The LG K50 seems well priced at around €200 (~US$223) for what the South Korean company has included. The device has a large display, dual rear-facing cameras and a dedicated Google Assistant button, although some may find the latter somewhat of a gimmick. Read on to find out how the handset performs in our tests and how it fares against comparably priced devices.
Mediatek Helio P22 MT6762 | PowerVR GE8320 | 6.26" | 170 g
Mike Wobker, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:39:00 +0200
Minimized notification pop-ups are one of the One UI 2 enhancements. (Source: Samsung)

Samsung One UI 2 beta with Android 10 coming soon for Galaxy Note 10 users

Samsung has posted a notice on its Korean website announcing that its One UI 2 beta built on Android 10 is coming soon. The One UI 2 beta has been available for the Galaxy S10 range since the middle of October but only in select m...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:40:00 +0200
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: 4gnews.pt)

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: Amazon.com)

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
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.
Notebookcheck, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:21:58 +0200
Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Mobile Graphics Cards - Benchmark List

Sort and filter through all currently available mobile graphics cards by performance or specification.
Klaus Hinum, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:21:58 +0200
Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Computer Games on Laptop Graphics Cards

Benchmark list of all laptop graphics cards and their performance in real games. The list is divided in different settings and can be searched and restricted.
Klaus Hinum, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 13:21:58 +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

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