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GPD Pocket 2 handheld PC launch imminent (already up for pre-order in China)

เสาร์, 07/21/2018 - 00:16

The upcoming GPD Pocket 2 is a handheld computer with a 7 inch full HD display, a QWERTY keyboard, and a laptop-style design. As the name suggests, it’s a second-generation device and the new model has a faster processor, a redesigned keyboard, and some other improvements. GPD plans to launch a crowdfunding campaign for the […]

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Daily Deals (7-20-2018)

ศุกร์, 07/20/2018 - 21:30

Didn’t get a chance to snag a Instant Pot 7-in-1 cooker for $59 on Amazon Prime Day? Apparently the uber-popular kitchen companion was one of Amazon’s most popular items, although I didn’t mention it in our roundup because, well, it’s not the sort of tech we usually cover. That said, several friends told me I should […]

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Hate smartphone notches? How about a hole in the display?

ศุกร์, 07/20/2018 - 20:21

In an attempt to give phones a higher screen-to-body ratio, most major smartphone companies have settled on a solution: phones with taller screens and slimmer bezels… often with a display that wraps around a camera cut-out, or notch. A few companies, including Vivo and Oppo have figured out how nearly eliminate the top bezel without […]

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Lilbits 321: Apple’s (unofficially) improved keyboards

ศุกร์, 07/20/2018 - 04:27

Apple’s 2018 MacBook Pro laptops are designed to be significantly more powerful than their predecessors, with support for up to an Intel Core i9 processor and up to 32GB of RAM on some models… although it seems like thermal throttling could be an issue. While the company says it also made the keyboard quieter, the […]

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Report: Google’s Fuchsia could eventually replace Android and Chrome OS

ศุกร์, 07/20/2018 - 00:30

Google has been working on a new operating system called Fuchsia for a few years. That’s not a huge surprise. The company has been posting source code online for a while, and outsiders have been digging into it to see what makes Fuchsia tick. But it’s never been entirely clear just what Google plans to […]

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Daily Deals (7-19-2018)

ศุกร์, 07/20/2018 - 00:00

Microsoft’s “Ultimate Game Sale” kicks off today, with Xbox games going for up to 65% off, PC games selling for up to 50 percent off, and gaming PCs on sale for as much as 60 percent off. But if you’re looking for a slower-paced pastime, Amazon is continuing to offer a 3-month subscription to its […]

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More Intel Amber Lake CPU details leaked

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 23:05

Intel seems to be overhauling the naming scheme for its low power Core Y-Series chips. Goodbye Core M3-7Y30. Hello Core M3-8100Y. The new names are expected to debut with the launch of Intel’s new “Amber Lake” processor lineup, which should happen any day now. This week Dell leaked the names of a couple of Intel’s […]

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Nokia 5X is a budget phone with mid-range features

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 19:47

The latest Nokia-branded phone from HMD features a MediaTek Helip P60 octa-core processor, a 5.9 inch display with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and dual rear cameras. It’s called the Nokia X5 and it goes up for order in China starting today for about $150 and up. HMD is expected to offer the same phone in […]

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Lilbits 320: Apple’s new MacBook Pro is fast… except when it’s not

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 04:41

Apple launched its most powerful MacBook Pro laptops to date last week, including 15 inch models with support for up an Intel Core i9 processor and AMD Radeon Pro discrete graphics. Unsurprisingly, a top-of-the-line model scores really, really well in benchmarks, and Laptop Magazine reports it has one of the fastest SSDs shipping in any […]

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Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 will soon support Intel Amber Lake-Y CPU options

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 01:59

Intel promised last month that it would begin shipping its first 8th-gen Intel Core Y-series chips soon. The new chips, code-named “Amber Lake,” are expected to be low-power processors that will eventually replace chips like the Core M3-7Y30, Core i5-7y54, and Core i7-7Y75 in upcoming thin, light, and often fanless computers. Intel still hasn’t announced […]

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Corning’s Gorilla Glass 6 will let you drop your phone more often

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 01:27

Corning’s Gorilla Glass has been protecting smartphone displays for years, and now the company says its latest iteration is designed to withstand falls from greater heights… and more frequent falls. Gorilla Glass 6 was able to withstand 15 drops onto a rough surface from a height of one meter (3.3 feet) in Corning’s laboratory tests. […]

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Daily Deals (7-18-2018)

พฤ, 07/19/2018 - 00:00

Mesh WiFi router systems are designed to help you cover more ground than a single WiFi router by placing multiple units around your home, office, or other large space. But since you have to buy two or three routers to take advantage of the benefits, the price of a mesh WiFi system is usually a […]

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Reaper audio editing software gets a native Linux installer

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 23:05

Reaper is a powerful, versatile digital audio workstation for editing music, podcasts, or other audio projects. I’ve used it to edit and mix every single episode of the LPX podcast and Loving Project podcast. The software is also cross-platform. There 32-bit and 64-bit builds available for Windows and macOS, and there’s been an experimental Linux […]

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WSJ: Samsung’s folding-display smartphone coming in 2019

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 22:13

Samsung’s been working for years on a foldable smartphone with a flexible display for years. The idea is that you’d be able to a single device as a pocket-sized smartphone, or open it up to use it as a tablet with a larger screen. Now the Wall Street Journal reports that the phone could launch […]

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Let’s speculate: What would Android look like if Google complies with the EU decision

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 20:30

The European union wants Google to end what it sees as anti-competitive practices that force most phone and tablet makers to preload their devices with Google Search and the Chrome web browser if they also include the Google Play Store. Google plans to appeal the decision, but what if Google loses? What happens next? I […]

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HP updates its Z line of entry-level workstations with Xeon E options (and more)

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 20:00

HP is updating its line of entry-level workstation computes with four new models, including the HP Z2 Tower, HP Z2 Small Form Factor, and HP Z2 Mini, along with the EliteDesk 800 Workstation Edition. The smallest of the bunch is the HP Z2 Mini G4, which is an update to the Z2 Mini Workstation that […]

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EU fines Google $5 billion for antitrust violations related to Android

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 19:30

European Union regulators say Google has abused its dominant position in the smartphone operating system space to pressure phone makers into including Google Search and the Chrome web browser on their devices, stifling competition. In response, the EU has fined Google 4.34 billion Euros (about $5.04 billion US) and ordered the company to end the […]

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Alldocube X tablet with AMOLED display heading to Indiegogo for $219

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 03:06

Chinese device maker Alldocube’s next tablet is a 10.5 inch model with a MediaTek MT8176 hexa-core processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of storage. It has a fingerprint reader, a USB Type-C port, and the tablet will ship with Android 8.1. But the two most interesting things about the tablet are probably the display and […]

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Google Assistant’s new Visual Snapshot brings Google Now back from the dead

พุธ, 07/18/2018 - 01:33

Once upon a time, before Google Assistant was a thing, Google’s Android operating system had an often-misunderstood feature called Google Now. It wasn’t really a voice assistant like Siri, Alexa, or Cortana… but it did use information Google knew about you to suggest information you might want before you asked for it. Google Now could give […]

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Daily Deals (7-17-2018… Prime Day and more)

อังคาร, 07/17/2018 - 23:47

Amazon Prime Day continues… which means you can score deep discounts on Amazon tablets, media streamers, smart speakers, and other gadgets today as well as some pretty good prices on third-party gear. Keep in mind that Prime Day deals are for Prime members only. But you can sign up for a free trial if you […]

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