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Huawei’s ARM-based chips could be coming to desktop PCs

เสาร์, 12/07/2019 - 00:30

Huawei already makes the Kirin processors that power the company’s smartphones, and the company also produces a line of ARM-based Kunpeng processors for servers. Now it looks like the company plans to make processors for desktop computers as well. Huawei’s new Kunpeng D920S10 Desktop motherboard allows the company’s Kunpeng 920 processor to be used in […]

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Daily Deals (12-06-2019)

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 22:45

Amazon’s Echo Show 8 smart display has a list price of $130, as does Google’s 7 inch Nest Hub. But both companies are offering bundles right now that lets you pick up a smart display and an entry-level smart speaker for far less. Google is selling the Nest Hub + Nest Mini for $79, while Amazon […]

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Nokia 2.3 is a budget phone with modern design, dated specs, low price

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 21:25

HMD is continuing to crank out Android smartphones at a variety of price points — and the latest model is a follow-up to the low-cost Nokia 2.2 that launched earlier this year. The new Nokia 2.3 has a bigger screen, a bigger battery, support for face unlock, and a lower starting price… but features the same […]

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Qualcomm launches Snapdragon 7c and 8c chips for cheaper always-connected laptops

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 04:33

The first Windows-on-ARM laptops basically shipped with a smartphone processor and offered underwhelming performance. But Qualcomm has been working on chips designed specifically for PCs that balance power consumption, performance, and connectivity. Last year the company unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx processor which is a 7 watt, octa-core processor that the company says is competitive with […]

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Qualcomm introduces Snapdragon XR2 chip for 5G-enabled “extended reality”

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 02:23

Qualcomm’s next-gen smartphone chips are designed to bring 5G wireless technology to premium and mid-range smartphones. But 5G isn’t just about phones — the new wireless networking technology is expected to power billions of devices in the coming years… and Qualcomm wants in on those markets as well. Case in point: the new Qualcomm Snapdragon XR2 […]

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Daily Deals (12-05-2019)

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 02:00

Best Buy is running a sale on select laptops, which means you can pick up an HP Chromebook with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage for as little as $119, or an HP Windows laptop with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for $170. But if you’re looking for a laptop with beefier […]

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Purism Librem 5 USA is a made-in-America version of the Linux smartphone (for nearly 3X the price)

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 00:23

Purism’s Librem 5 is a Linux smartphone that ships with PureOS, a GNU/Linux-based operating system with a user interface based on GNOME. That alone would probably be enough to make the phone stand out — but Purism is also emphasizing its privacy and security features including hardware kill switches that can disconnect the wireless components, […]

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Linux on the MAG1 8.9 inch mini-laptop (Ubuntu and Fedora)

ศุกร์, 12/06/2019 - 00:01

The Magic Ben MAG1 mini-laptop is a 1.5 pound notebook computer that measures about 8.2″ x 5.8″ x 0.7″ and which features an 8.9 inch touchscreen display and an Intel Core m3-8100Y processor. As I noted in my MAG1 review, the little computer also has one of the best keyboards I’ve used on a laptop […]

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Google Play Store bug caused app notification updates to back up (until today)

พฤ, 12/05/2019 - 22:40

This morning my Android smartphone told me that 84 apps had been updated overnight. While it’s not unusual for me to wake up to an alert letting me know a handful of apps had been updated, I was caught off guard by this notification indicating that more than half of the apps installed on my […]

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MSI launches Optix MAG161V portable monitor

พฤ, 12/05/2019 - 21:16

MSI’s upcoming Optix MAG161 portable monitor with a 240 Hz display isn’t available just yet. But its close cousin is. The MSI Optix MAG161V is a portable monitor with a 15.6 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel IPS LCD display that weighs about 2 poudns, measures about 0.4 inches thick, and… has a 60 Hz refresh rate. It’s […]

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Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 765 and 765G bring 5G to mid-range phones

พฤ, 12/05/2019 - 03:45

While most of next year’s flagship Android phone will likely sport Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 865 processor, the chip maker also has a more affordable option for device makers that want to offer 5G capabilities and some other premium features at a lower price point. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G both feature integrated Snapdragon X52 LTE […]

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Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 is coming to 5G flagships, brings 8K video along for the ride

พฤ, 12/05/2019 - 03:17

Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship processor should bring a significant boost to CPU, graphics, and memory performance. But the feature that’s likely to grab the most headlines is that despite lacking an integrated 5G modem, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 processor will only show up in 5G-ready smartphones. That’s because Qualcomm is pairing the Snapdragon 865 processor with the Snapdragon X55 5G […]

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Daily Deals (12-04-2019)

พฤ, 12/05/2019 - 00:43

Walmart is selling a Google Home Max and Google Home Mini bundle for $188 today. That’s $11 less than you’d pay for the Home Max on its own. Meanwhile, Lenovo continues to offer deep discounts on a bunch of laptops as part of its Cyber Week sale. Some deals are better than others, but I’ve […]

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Amazon launches battery-powered Echo Input portable speaker (in India)

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 23:57

Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers and smart displays has exploded in recent years… but one thing the company hasn’t offered is a portable, battery-powered Echo. Now the company has one of those too. The new Amazon Echo Input is a compact, 360-degree speaker with up to 10 hours of battery life while playing music, […]

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Plex launches ad-supported Movies & TV streaming services in 220 countries

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 22:42

Plex is now officially in the media streaming business. The company, which produces software that allows users to stream their own personal media collection to any device, has launched its own free, ad-supported streaming service. Users can now fire up Plex and stream movies and TV shows for free… as long as they’re willing to […]

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Motorola One Hyper is a mid-range phone with a pop-up selfie camera

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 22:09

Motorola’s newest mid-rang phone is now available in the US, Europe, and Latin America. The Motorola One Hyper is a $400 phone that’s the latest in the company’s line of Motorola One mid-range smartphones, each of which tend to have one (kind of) distinctive feature — although this time, it’s two distinctive features. The most noticeably […]

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Qualcomm’s new fingerprint sensor is bigger, faster, supports 2-finger authentication

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 05:21

Until recently most smartphones with fingerprint sensors used optical fingerprint recognition to let you login by placing your fingertip on a certain spot. But ultrasonic fingerprint sensors use sound waves instead, which allows them to be placed in a display rather than on the back or side of a phone. Now Qualcomm has unveiled a […]

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Qualcomm’s 5G-ready Snapdragon 865 and 765 chips coming in 2020

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 05:05

Qualcomm’s next-gen flagship smartphone processor is coming in early 2020, and while the chip maker is waiting until tomorrow to provide details about the upcoming Snapdragon 865 processor’s capabilities yet, the company does note that it can be paired with a Snapdragon X55 modem to bring 5G capabilities to next year’s premium smartphones. What might […]

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Maxtang launches a fanless mini PC with AMD Ryzen 2500U

พุธ, 12/04/2019 - 01:00

This morning AMD announced it was partnering with PC makers to create an ecosystem for mini PCs with AMD Ryzen Embedded processors. The Maxtang VHFP30 is… something different. Yes, it’s a small form-factor computer with an AMD Ryzen chip… but this little computer from a Chinese PC maker features a 15 watt, Ryzen 5 2500U […]

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Daily Deals (12-03-2019)

อังคาร, 12/03/2019 - 22:00

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have come and gone, but some of the deals live on — for example, you can still pick up a Microsoft Surface Go for $299 or a Surface 7 + Type Cover for $599 and up, although those deals probably won’t last forever. Meanwhile Target is selling a halfway decent […]

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