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Intel claims that its midrange processors are faster than Ryzen (Image Source: Intel)

Intel claims that i3-9350K is faster than the entire Ryzen lineup in fresh PR slipup

Intel's Asia Pacific marketing team claimed in China that the Intel Core i3-9350K is faster than the entire Ryzen lineup. Is this a simple PR mixup or a sign of worse to come as Intel faces eroding market share, securities issues,...
, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 13:10:00 +0100

Developers aren't too enthused by supposed Xbox Lockhart variant with weaker GPU, less RAM

Kotaku's Jason Schreier, who spoke earlier about the Xbox Scarlett's alleged Lockhart variant, offers further details about the budget Scarlett SKU. If it's real, Lockhart may hit the market with less RAM and a weaker GPU. Will th...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 12:30:00 +0100
Heavy weight: Asus ROG Phone II is skirting the limit – of weight amongst other things

Heavy weight: Asus ROG Phone II is skirting the limit – of weight amongst other things

A smartphone with 12 GB of RAM warms the cockles of a gamer’s heart on its own. Add to that, 512 GB of internal memory, Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 855+ and a 120-Hz screen, and who would not want to get such a device? Anyone who thinks...
Inge Schwabe, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:22:00 +0100
The Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller feels great in the hand. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands-on: Microsoft Xbox Elite Series 2 Controller

Microsoft’s Xbox Elite Controller was already one of the best joysticks on the market. We’ve been playing with the Elite Series 2 over the past month and have come away seriously impressed with the improvements that Microsoft has managed to make to the original.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 11:13:00 +0100
The Nova 6 5G is now DxOMark's new selfie king. (Source: DxOMark)

Opinion | Huawei has finally learned how to make a good selfie camera

For a long while, Huawei found it hard to deliver a flagship that offered selfie camera performance on par with the competition. Well, starting with the P30 Pro, it would appear that tables have slowly, but steadily, turned, and t...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:38:00 +0100
The Android 10 rollout has been swifter than usual. (Source: CNET)

Opinion | It looks like Android OEMs are getting better with OS updates

Many may have casually wondered how the speed of the Android 10 rollout compares to those of older versions of the OS. It almost feels like OEMs are sending out the OS update faster this time around. Does hard data agree with that...
Ricci Rox, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:36:00 +0100
The Redmi K30 will be officially unveiled on December 10. (Source: Xiaomi)

Here's all we know about the upcoming Redmi K30 ahead of its launch

The Redmi K30 will be launched on December 10 and, over the past week, more and more of the device's details have been revealed. Here's all we know—and don't know—about the Redmi K30, Xiaomi's upcoming flagship killer.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 09:33:00 +0100
With MIUI but without an important detail...

How the Xiaomi Redmi 8A would have almost become a sensation...

Xiaomi brings MIUI 11 to a smartphone just over 100 Euros (~$111) shortly after its release. Why this initially thrilled us and then rather disappointed us in o...
Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 | Qualcomm Adreno 505 | 6.22" | 188 g
Florian Schmitt, Sun, 08 Dec 2019 01:11:00 +0100
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Frandroid: Test de l’Acer Swift 3 (2018) : pertinent pour tous, Xataka: ASUS Zenbook Duo, análisis: imitar el trabajo de un PC de sobremesa con dos monitores ha sido un éxito, Ofertaman: Asus VivoBook S14 S432FL-EB036T. Ultrabook 14,0" potente con ScreenPad (799 €), Ofertaman: Asus ZenBook 14 UM431DA-AM003. Portátil 14,0" con AMD Ryzen 5 3500U y excelente diseño (549 €), Ofertaman: MSI Modern 14 A10M-600XES. Ultrabook 14,0" con Intel Core i5-10210U y 16 GB de RAM (799 €), Ofertaman: HP 255 G7 (6UM18EA). Portátil 15,6" con AMD Ryzen 5 2500U y pantalla FullHD TN (459 €), Ofertaman: ¡CHOLLO! HP Pavilion x360 14-dh0007ns. Convertible de 14,0" potente (749 €), Ofertaman: ¡Chollo! Asus RoG Strix G731GW-EV010T. Portátil gaming 17,3" con nVidia RTX 2070 (1499 €), Ofertaman: ¡CHOLLO! Acer TravelMate TMX3410-MG-59Z5. Portátil 14,0" equilibrado gama profesional (551 €), Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] HP 15-dw0020ns: Llevando la multitarea a otro nivel, Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] HP 15-dw0018ns: Mejor Equilibrado Imposible, Mi Mundo Gadget: Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-561Y: La eficiencia que tanto necesitas, Mi Mundo Gadget: ASUS TUF Gaming FX505DD-BQ067: ¡Obtén Más por Menos!, Mi Mundo Gadget: ASUS ZenBook 15 UX533FD-A8107T: un ultrabook de ensueño, Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] HP Laptop 15-da1017ns: Rendimiento Fuera de Serie, Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] HP 15-dw0019ns: La rapidez es su mayor prioridad, Mi Mundo Gadget: Lenovo Ideapad S130-14IGM: Tu fiel compañero de viaje, Tweakers: Lenovo ThinkBook 13s-IWL (20R9006YMH), Tweakers: Acer Aspire 5 A517-51G-87A7, Pemmzchannel: Review MSI GF63 9SC-621 (GTX 1650): Mungil, Ringan, Kencang, Murah, Pemmzchannel: Review Acer Nitro 5 (AN515-43-R1BL): Pake AMD Ryzen 5, Makin Murah dan Mantap, Acer Swift 7 (SF714-52T-741M) notebook teszt, MSI Prestige 15: un laptop potente ed elegante, Smart World: Recensione Microsoft Surface Laptop 3, Surface Laptop 3: qualità e prestazioni, Frandroid: Test du Dell XPS 13 2-en-1 : meilleur ultrabook que tablette, Xataka: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 (15"), análisis: un portátil "rebelde" que estrena diagonal y sobre todo un interesante chip de AMD, Ofertaman: ¡CHOLLO! Medion Akoya S6445 (MD61354). Ultrabook 15,6" con Intel Core i7-8565U y gran diseño (553 €), Mi Mundo Gadget: ASUS ROG Zephyrus G GA502DU-BQ015: ¡Potencia Bestial!, Mi Mundo Gadget: [Análisis] Lenovo V130-15IKB: Simplificando tu jornada diaria, Tweakers: Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 Review, Tweakers: Asus Chromebook Flip C434TA-E10013 Review, CNet France: Test du Microsoft Surface Laptop 3 15 pouces avec les processeurs AMD Ryzen, Pemmzchannel: Review HP Pavilion Gaming 15 Ryzen 5 dan Ryzen 7: Duo Ryzen yang Sama-sama Keren Tapi Murah, RECENZE: HP Pavilion 15 (cw) - 15'' domácí notebook s procesorem AMD Ryzen a grafikou Vega, Lenovo IdeaPad S540 notebook: energiatakarékos AMD?, RECENZE: Acer ConceptD 5 Pro (CN515-71P) - 15.6'' notebook pro profesionální grafiky, v tenkém těle, RECENZE: Lenovo Yoga C940-14IIL (81Q9) - 14'' prémiový konvertibilní notebook s 10. generací procesorů Intel, Zive: Notebook Lenovo Ideapad L340 Gaming: nejlevnější herní železo s GTX 1650 | Test, Chimera Revo: Recensione Microsoft Surface Laptop 2: perfetto per lo studio e la produttività, Recensione Acer Swift 7 Pro 2019 – Fate largo al re della portabilità, Frandroid: Test du HP Envy 13 : l’envie d’avoir Envy, Ofertaman: Asus RoG Strix G531GU-AL018. Portátil 15,6" gran relación potencia-precio (1099 €), Ofertaman: Asus TUF FX505DY-BQ024. Portátil 15,6" muy equilibrado (599 €), Ofertaman: ¡Chollo! MSI GL65 9SEK-210XES. Portátil 15,6" gaming con Intel Core i7-9750H y nVidia RTX 2060 (1249 €), Ofertaman: Lenovo Legion Y730-15ICH (81HD001LSP). Portátil gaming 15,6" de gama alta (999 €), Tablets Magazine: Review: Sony Xperia 5 – lijkt te veel op de Sony Xperia 1, Ofertaman: HP ENVY x360 13-ar0000ns. Convertible 13,3" de gama alta con AMD Ryzen 5 3500U (799 €), Asus ROG Phone 2 review: cel mai performant în 2019, Chimera Revo: Recensione CHUWI HeroBook: lapbook ultra-economico.. ma con una marcia in più!
The new option in Facebook Messenger. (Source: Twitter)

Facebook's Messenger adds screen-sharing to its beta on Android

Facebook appears to be preparing a screen-sharing feature for its Messenger app. The latest beta version of this app on Android is reportedly flashing up a new option to "Share your Screen Together" in its video-calling section. T...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 21:03:00 +0100
The MAGFAST Extreme. (Source: MAGFAST)

The 500 amp MAGFAST power bank has 3 separate wireless charging coils

MAGFAST is a company set up to offer power accessories with an innovative magnetic interface. Its largest product is the Extreme, a charging station with 3 Qi-wireless charging coils on its top. It can also support USB type C, typ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 20:33:00 +0100
The Reno3 series may be 5G as standard. (Source: GizmoChina)

OPPO's Reno 3 Pro may come with cheaper, yet still 5G-powered, variants

The third-generation Reno flagship is currently projected to come in 5G flavor. This is due to leaks hinting at a next-generation Snapdragon processor that has this connectivity on-chip. Furthermore, it may be joined in its series...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 19:47:00 +0100
Project xCloud is coming to Windows on ARM. (Source: Microsoft)

Windows on ARM will pick up Project xCloud support soon

Windows on ARM is the popular Microsoft OS running on Snapdragon processors. As a relatively new platform, it does not have every feature of its "full" normal PC equivalent yet. However, this may be addressed when it gains the abi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 19:07:00 +0100
Razer Blade 15 Studio Edition in Review: Good Workstation with a lot of performance

Blade 15 Studio Edition: Razer's workstation comes with a great OLED display

With the Blade 15 Studio Edition, Razer delivers a traditional 15.6-inch workstation. The laptop offers a lot of performance, a 4K OLED touchscreen display and a Thunderbolt 3 port.
Sascha Mölck, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 17:12:00 +0100
Extremely fast, but also extremely loud: The Aorus 17 YA

The Aorus 17 YA is able to use Intel's Core i9-9980HK to the full extent

Due to the enormous size of the Aorus 17 YA, there is sufficient space for a cooling system that is able to skillfully master the built-in hardware. However, this also leads to other disadvantages that you should know before buyin...
Mike Wobker, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 14:22:00 +0100
The new features of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 are great, but it is expensive.

The new features of the Apple MacBook Pro 16 are great, but it is expensive.

The new features of the MacBook Pro 16 were very convincing during our review, but negative aspects like the high prices and the poor maintenance are carried over from the previous model. The MBP 16 is not really innovative, either.
Intel Core i9-9880H | AMD Radeon Pro 5500M | 16" | 2 kg
Andreas Osthoff, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano: A small but capable mini desktop PC

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano: A small but capable mini desktop PC

The Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano is an adequate mini Desktop PC that is powerful enough for general use, office work, and media streaming. However, it's not much better than similarly-specced Ultrabooks. Given the high price point...
Sam Medley, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 12:00:00 +0100
Renders of the OnePlus 8 Lite. (Source: 91Mobiles)

New leak throws more light on the OnePlus 8 Lite, the purported OnePlus X successor

OnePlus started off making "flagship killers" at mid-range prices. The brand has slowly moved upmarket but is apparently set to offer a proper mid-range phone again, in the form of a OnePlus 8 Lite that'll be a successor of sorts ...
Ricci Rox, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 11:10:00 +0100
Intel Re-launches the ancient Pentium G3420 (Image Source: Newegg)

Intel revives Haswell-era Pentium G3420

Facing a severe supply shortage at 14nm, Intel recently revived the Haswell Pentium G3420. This part, discontinued in 2015, could prove popular with OEMs for budget builds. However, will it be enough to alleviate Intel’s supply c...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 10:31:00 +0100
The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 runs quiet, but gets too warm in return

The Lenovo ThinkPad P73 runs quiet, but gets too warm in return

IIn our review, the Lenovo ThinkPad P73 ran surprisingly quiet, as the fans were mostly turned off. While the low noise emission is great, this resulted in higher temperatures – which negatively impacted the GPU performance.
Benjamin Herzig, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 09:54:00 +0100
The ASRock Challenger RX 5500 XT takes up two slots. (Image source: VideoCardz)

Images of ASRock and Gigabyte RX 5500 XT cards leaked ahead of launch

Images of the ASRock Challenger RX 5500 XT card and the Gigabyte RX 5500 XT Gaming OC and OC cards have been leaked online. The two AIB partners are offering the AMD Navi 14-based graphics card in an overclocked state, with 4 GB a...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 07 Dec 2019 00:11:00 +0100
Dec 6
Nokia Smart TV

Nokia partners with Flipkart to launch Smart TV in India

Nokia's first-ever smart TV will be released in India on December 10th. The TV features a 55-inch 4K panel and runs Android 9.0. It will be available on Flipkart for ₹41,999($590).
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 22:20:00 +0100
The Cybertruck, with intact windows. (Image source:

Striking concept renders show what a Cybertruck inspired smartphone could look like

The Cybertruck took the internet by storm upon its unveiling last month, but how about a Cybertruck inspired smartphone? Dubbed the Cyberphone by its creator Jonas Daehnert, its concept renders are some of the most arresting ones ...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 20:03:00 +0100
Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019): A budget tablet with record battery life. (Image source: Amazon)

Amazon Fire HD 10 (2019): A bargain tablet with record battery life

Amazon claims that the Fire HD 10 (2019) should last up to 12 hours between charges, but our tests demonstrated otherwise. Positively, our review unit outperformed Amazon's claims, while it impressed in other areas too. However, t...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:59:00 +0100
An up-to-date Galaxy S11 series phone render. (Source: OnLeaks)

The Samsung Galaxy S11e may have gained 3C approval in China

Samsung has registered a phone called the SM-G9810 with the 3C telecomms authority in China. This device may turn out to be the rumored Galaxy S11e. If so, it will ship with a 25-watt fast charger and have a 5G variant.
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:42:00 +0100
Xiaomi released the Redmi 8 in October. (Image source: Xiaomi)

MIUI 11 lands on the Xiaomi Redmi 8, but remains on Android 9.0 Pie

MIUI 11 has landed on the Xiaomi Redmi 8, but perhaps not the version for which some people had hoped. The 681 MB update is rolling out globally now, but its file size should hint at what version of Android on which this version o...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:18:00 +0100
The Garmin Venu. (Source: Garmin)

The Garmin Venu smartwatch launches in India

Garmin has launched its Venu wearable in the Indian market. It has a smartwatch form factor, with a round 1.2-inch AMOLED display, but also has modes to track over 20 fitness-related activities and an inbuilt coaching interface fo...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:14:00 +0100
A LetsGoDigital concept render of SIE's 'information output system and method' (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Decidedly retro: Sony patents a strange-looking multifunctional game controller ahead of PlayStation 5 release

Fancy an NES-style controller with your PlayStation 5 next year? Well, a recent patent publication suggests that such an accessory could be on the cards. What does Sony want with a heart-rate monitor and a fingerprint scanner thou...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 18:00:00 +0100
Even with location services turned off, your iPhone 11 still tracks where you are. (Image: own)

Apple openly admits to iPhone 11 location tracking, offers reason

Apple has finally admitted to secretly tracking the location data of iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone 11 Pro Max users. The company stated that the tracking was necessary for the Ultra Wideband (UWB) hardware in the 2019 iPhon...
Sam Medley, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:56:00 +0100
The Nokia 9 PureView. (Source: GearBest)

The Nokia 9 PureView officially updates to Android 10

Android 10 for Nokia's most premium phone has been on the cards since the leak of an internal test build for this OS was detected back in November 2019. Now, the OEM is pushing a major upgrade of the same out to users worldwide. I...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:26:00 +0100
The Samsung Galaxy S11 will reportedly have a 108 MP camera. (Image via OnLeaks)

Samsung Galaxy S11 to have four rear cameras, including 108 MP sensor

Samsung may implement its 108 MP camera sensor in the Galaxy S11, according to inside sources. The 108 MP main camera will be flanked by three other sensors: an ultrawide lens, a 5x optical zoom lens, and a time-of-flight sensor. ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:22:00 +0100
One of the probable Galaxy A51's real-life images. (Source: FCC via DroidShout)

Samsung gets the Galaxy A51 FCC-certified, revealing punch-hole display and 3.5mm jack

Samsung has successfully registered a phone called the SM-A515F with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). This phone is most likely the Galaxy A51, which may also be officially unveiled soon. Its regulatory filings include...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 17:01:00 +0100
Purported 5000 mAh S11+ battery (Source: SafetyKorea)

5000 mAh Galaxy S11 Plus battery spotted on Korean certification portal

According to a recent listing on a Korean safety portal, the Galaxy S11+ might feature a 5000 mAh battery. A clear picture of the battery highlights its capacity, while the part listing correlates to S11+'s model number. Samsung f...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 16:26:00 +0100
3DMark update adds Tier-2 VRS support (Source: 3DMark)

3DMark adds Tier-2 variable rate shading test for Turing cards

The 3DMark benchmark suite was updated with a Variable Rate Shading Tier-2 test. Before-and-after comparisons show almost no loss in image quality, together with a big performance boost. Is this a path to playable framerates at 8K...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 15:48:00 +0100
One UI 2.0 will be the last OS upgrade for the Galaxy S9 series. (Image source: Notebookcheck)

Samsung Galaxy S9: Second Android 10 beta available next week

While some newer Samsung flagships have already started receiving Android 10, Galaxy S9 series owners must wait a while longer to try One UI 2.0 on their devices. If you fancy a taste of Android 10 sooner than next year, then Sams...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:53:00 +0100
The nova 6 will only be available in China for the time being. (Image source: Huawei)

The Huawei nova 6 hands-on-pictures were on the money

Huawei launched the nova 6 yesterday, its latest Kirin 990 handset. While the Chinese company has released marketing pictures on the 5G handset, some hands-on shots that appeared online before the launch event give a better idea o...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 14:48:00 +0100
The Nokia 7.2 features a 20 MP selfie camera. (Source: Nokia)

Same old: The Nokia 7.2 flounders in DxOMark's selfie test

Nokia has developed something of a reputation for middling camera performance. The new Nokia 7.2 doesn't stray too far from the norm, either, as DxOMark's review puts its selfie camera performance on par with two-year-old flagship...
Ricci Rox, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:46:00 +0100
On the plus side, users are delighted by the new 16-inch MacBook Pro keyboard. (Source: Apple)

First 16-inch MacBook Pro user gripes begin to surface

All eyes have been on the new 16-inch MacBook Pro since its launch on November 16 to see if it had addressed the various issues plaguing the line over the past three or four years. Now that it has been in user hands for a few week...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 10:13:00 +0100
Sony is now the second-largest digital camera manufacturer in the world, overtaking Nikon. (Image source: Michael Soledad via Unsplash)

Sony overtakes Nikon as the second-largest camera manufacturer in the world

Historically, Canon and Nikon have dominated the digital camera market. That duopoly changes now, as Sony has sold more cameras than Nikon this year, leapfrogging its competitor into second place.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:23:00 +0100
The Xiaomi Mi Watch has received its first major update. (Image source: Xiaomi)

Xiaomi's Apple Watch clone now works with iOS

Xiaomi obviously took plenty of inspiration from Apple when designing its Mi Watch. While the Apple Watch clone initially only supported Android, the Chinese company has now updated it to make it compatible with iOS. In short, iPh...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:16:00 +0100
Does your MacBook Pro 13 2019 turn off seemingly at random. (Image source: Oliur & Unsplash)

MacBook Pro 13 2019: Apple confirms random shutdown issue, its response may leave people reeling

The smallest MacBook Pro released this year has an issue and one that could seemingly strike at any time. Apple has acknowledged that many MacBook Pro 13 machines released from July onwards this year are experiencing random shutdo...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:12:00 +0100
While this is a Radeon RX 5500, it may as well be an RX 5500 XT. (Image source:

AMD Radeon RX 5500 XT: Has AMD already borked its midrange Navi offerings?

The Radeon RX 5500 XT is nothing more than an RX 5500 with a wider release, according to multiple sources? The XT will share all its specifications with its non-XT sibling, although AIBs will offer it with up to 8 GB of GDDR6 VRAM...
Alex Alderson, Fri, 06 Dec 2019 00:06:00 +0100
Dec 5
An up-to-date Galaxy Ax1 render. (Source: Price Baba/OnLeaks)

A 2020 Samsung Galaxy A phone may have shown up on Geekbench

The Galaxy A11 is currently believed to be one of Samsung's phones up for release in the new year. A device with what may be its model number has appeared on Geekbench 4. This new leak points to 2GB of RAM, a rather elderly Snapdr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:46:00 +0100
The Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are the first of Sony's smartphones to receive stable Android 10 builds. (Image source: Engadget)

Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 pick up Android 10 updates

As Sony promised last month, the Xperia 1 and Xperia 5 are now receiving stable Android 10 updates. The Japanese company is distributing the 725 MB updates globally via its over the air (OTA) servers. Sony may be releasing the upd...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:37:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: Rundes Gesamtpaket mit nur kleinen Schwächen

Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite: serious mid-range competition

Xiaomi’s Mi Lite 9 is yet another solid device in the sub $300 range. The idea to cram plenty of performance and upper-class features into a mid-range device works very well.
Mike Wobker, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:34:00 +0100
Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite

80% Xiaomi Mi 9 Lite Smartphone Review: Big Bang for the Buck

In-screen fingerprint included. Xiaomi's Mi 9 Lite boasts a lot of technology and raises the bar for $250 smartphones dramatically. Find out in our review whether or not this smartphone from China performs adequately.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 | Qualcomm Adreno 616 | 6.39" | 179 g
Mike Wobker, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:33:00 +0100
The Snapdragon Compute Platform is now comprised of the Snapdragon 7c, Snapdragon 8c, and the Snapdragon 8cx. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 7c and Snapdragon 8c, and Snapdragon 8cx for enterprise are built to power a range of Always On, Always Connected ARM PCs

Qualcomm has revealed two new SoCs for Always On, Always Connected PCs — the Snapdragon 7c and the Snapdragon 8c. These SoCs will power low to mid-range ARM laptops and are touted to offer performance and battery life improvements over corresponding 15W ULV options from Intel. The Snapdragon 8cx will continue to exist and is now being targeted towards enterprises.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:26:00 +0100
Meet the new Huawei Nova 6. (Source: Weibo)

Huawei launches the Nova 6 series, 5G variant included

The Huawei Nova 6 is a device that has been anticipated for a long time. Now, it has finally been launched, alongside a 5G and SE variant. The first 2 of these are powered by the Kirin 990, whereas the last has the Kirin 810 inste...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:13:00 +0100
The Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 SUPER has a reference boost of 1770 MHz. (Image source: Nvidia)

Continued RTX and SUPER take-up helps Nvidia retain command of Steam's video card usage survey

Steam’s hardware and software survey has revealed an astonishing month for Nvidia in terms of video card usage (monthly change). No less than 16 out of the top 20 products come from Team Green, with three AMD GPUs and a single Int...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:48:00 +0100
Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano Desktop Short Review

Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n Nano Desktop Short Review

Think small. How small can a full-fledged PC be? Lenovo is pushing that limit with the ThinkCentre M90n Nano, a full Windows desktop that can slide into your back pocket. Despite its diminutive size, it packs more than enough power for most users and may be a solid choice for a streaming box.
Intel Core i5-8265U | Intel UHD Graphics 620 | | 499 g
Sam Medley, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:15:00 +0100
The Snapdragon XR2 5G Platform brings new extended reality experiences. (Source: Qualcomm)

Qualcomm introduces the Snapdragon XR2 — the world's first 5G XR platform with 7 concurrent tracking cameras, 2x CPU and GPU performance, [email protected] Hz display per eye, and added AI goodness

At the ongoing Snapdragon Tech Summit, Qualcomm has taken wraps off the Snapdragon XR2. The Snapdragon XR2 aims to bring new extended reality experiences to future headsets and offers greatly improved video, audio, and AI performance over previous generations. The Snapdragon XR2 is the world's first 5G extended reality platform and offers support for seven concurrent cameras and a custom computer vision processor for more accurate tracking with low latency.
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Thu, 05 Dec 2019 20:00:00 +0100

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