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HP Enters Premium Gaming Peripherals: Photon Mouse, Outpost Mousepad, Clothing

HP has introduced its newpremium Omen-branded premium gaming peripherals: the Omen Photon mouse as well as the Omen Outpost mousepad. Featuring a sensor with a precision range of up to 16,000 DPI, the ambidextrous wireless Omen Photon mouse promises to offer an ultimate precision for this class of device. Meanwhile, the Omen Outpost Qi-featuring charging mousepad promised to keep the Photon charged at all times. In addition, HP also announced it

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Mushkin‘s Helix-L SSDs Available: Pushing the Price of 3D TLC

Mushkin this week said that it had started shipments of its Helix-L SSDs that promise to combine high performance and relatively low prices. The drives use Silicon Motion‘s entry-level SM2263XT controller as well as 3D TLC memory.

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Silicon Power‘s Bolt B75 Pro: An External SSD up to 2 TB, USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C

Silicon Power has introduced its new external SSD series that promises to bring together reliability, performance, and compatibility with the latest PCs featuring a USB Type-C interface. The Silicon Power Bolt B75 Pro comes in an aluminum scratchproof and shockproof chassis that is 12.2 mm thick and has special ridges to guard against fingerprints.

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EE to Switch On its UK 5G Network on May 30

At an event here in London, the carrier Everything Everywhere (EE) said that it would switch on its 5G network in the UK on May 30. The country‘s first 5G network will initially be available in the busiest parts of six cities and will be expanded to 10 more cities by the end of 2019. Eventually, EE‘s 5G will be spread to more locations and will gain speed and features. On May 30, EE‘s 5G network will be launched in various par

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Apple Refreshes 13 & 15-Inch MacBook Pros for 2019: Adds 8-Core Intel CPUs & Revised Keyboard

Apple on Tuesday introduced refreshed versions of its MacBook Pro 13-inch and 15-inch laptops, updating the machines to use Intels latest 8th and 9th Gen Core processors, as well a further refinement to the companys butterfly keyboard switches. In particular, Apple is now offering Intels 8 core processors as an upgrade option with the 15-inch MacBook Pro, marking the second time in a year that Apple has added more cores to this laptop, with Appl

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United States Rules Qualcomm In Violation of Antitrust Laws - Qualcomm To Appeal

The United States Federal Trade Commission‘s case against Qualcomm has just taken an important step. In a ruling released last night, the US District Court judge Lucy Koh issued her final ruling on the case, finding in favor of the FTC that Qualcomm has violated the Federal Trade Commission Act. As part of her ruling, Koh also outlined a series of remedies that Qualcomm would need to undertake, including terminating its ‘no license,

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ZOTAC Launches Zbox Q-Series Mini Creator PCs: Intel Xeon & NVIDIA Quadro Inside

ZOTAC this week formally introduced its Zbox Q-series compact PCs that are powered by Intel‘s Xeon processors and NVIDIA‘s Quadro P-series graphics cards. The manufacturer officially calls its Zbox Q-series workstations as the ‘Mini Creator PCs‘ and the machines are naturally aimed at people who use professional applications and are looking for extended reliability in a small form-factor.

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Zoom Zoom: Testing 10x Hybrid Zoom in Dublin with the Huawei P30 Pro and Oppo Reno 10x Zoom

One of the main issues facing the smartphone industry is stagnation. From generation to generation, we see the main smartphone manufacturers gunning for differentiation, and we‘ve seen features such as multiple cameras, all-screen displays, and in-screen fingerprint readers become widespread among the high-end devices in the past couple of years. One of the most recent features available on a couple of new smartphones is a strong zoom, up

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Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Development In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei‘s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming that IP vendor Arm has ‘suspend business‘ with Huawei and its subsidiaries. If this is correct, then it would represent a massive setback for Huawei‘s hardware development efforts, as the company and its HiSilicon chip design subsidiary rely he

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Report: Arm Suspends Business with Huawei - Future Chip Developemnt In Jeopardy

In the latest event in the quickly moving saga that is Huawei‘s technology export blacklisting by the United States Government, the BBC has published a report this morning claiming that IP vendor Arm has ‘suspend business‘ with Huawei and its subsidiaries. If this is correct, then it would represent a massive setback for Huawei‘s hardware development efforts, as the company and its HiSilicon chip design subsidiary rely he

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A New Approach To Updates: Windows 10 May 2019 Update Available Today

For those eager to get the latest and greatest production build of Windows 10; good news. For those who would rather watch from the sidelines until the kinks are worked out; good news. Today Microsoft has officially launched the spring 2019 update for Windows 10, affectionately called the Windows 10 May 2019 Update. There‘s a few new features under the hood, but the biggest change to Windows 10 this time is not a new feature you may or may

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Huawei Launches Mate 20 X 5G in the UK: Available in June

The Mate 20 X 5G had been announced by Huawei some months ago, and we saw the first European launch of the phone on Switzerland‘s Sunrise two weeks ago. Today, Huawei officially announced the UK launch of the phone on upcoming networks from EE, O, Three and Vodaphone. The Mate 20 X is a bigger variant of the Mate 20 Pro which we reviewed late last year. The new 5G variant adds Huawei‘s own HiSilicon Balong 5G modem to the system to

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GIGABYTE AM4 Motherboards: PCIe 4.0 Ready for Ryzen 3000

In preparation for the launch of AMDs next generation of Ryzen processors, GIGABYTE has released a wave of firmware updates for its X470 and B450 AM4 socketmotherboards. The new firmware adds listed support for AMDs Ryzen 3000 series (Matisse) processors prior to launch.

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The Honor 20 Pro: A Quad-camera Hands-On Review

As a sister brand of Huawei, Honor in the last few years has seen quite a rising success in terms of delivering high value devices. In fact Honor‘s smartphones have become so popular that the brand by itself is able to take a notable amount of marketshare percentage in multiple markets, aiming to become #3 in some countries. Today Honor is announcing the new Honor 20 Pro a continuance of the company‘s mainline series which made it

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ASUS Launches the ZenFone 6: 6.4-Inch Flagship Phone With Motorized Flip-Up Module Camera

ASUS has introduced its new high-end smartphone, the ZenFone 6. The new handset is based on Qualcomm‘s top-of-the-range Snapdragon 855 SoC, and perhaps most interesting of all, a motorized 180 flip-up camera module. Featuring a huge NanoEdge 6.4-inch display with a 92% screen-to-body ratio, the ASUS ZenFone 6 looks like one large screen as it does not feature any notches or water drops. The LCD can cover 100% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, su

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Update: Huawei Issued Waiver by U.S. to Continue Software Updates & Hardware Maintenance

Update 05/20, 9pm: Following last weeks ban and Googles suspension of business operations with Huawei, the U.S. Commerce Department has issued a new waiver for the company to continue purchasing limited goods from U.S. companies for maintenance purposes. Under the 90 day waiver, Huawei will be allowed to purchase hardware and software services to maintain current infrastructure as well as provide software updates for existing Huawei Android devi

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Marvell to Acquire Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries

Marvell on Monday announced that it had entered into agreement to buy Avera Semiconductor from GlobalFoundries. The acquisition will bring additional chip design capabilities to Marvell and will enable it to develop a wider range of products. In particular, the company says that that the takeover will help it to strengthen its position as a leading supplier of infrastructure semiconductor solutions. Meanwhile the deal also sees Marvell signing a

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Hands on with the Realme 3 Pro: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under 200

Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select few having a good deal of success. The latest entrant to this market is Realme, the budget brand of parent Oppo, who is coming out with its new Realme 3 Prosmartphone. This device, in terms of specifications for the price, is amazingly good value.

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Corsair‘s Vengeance 5185 PC: Core i7-9700K + GeForce RTX 2080, and Lots of RGB

Having launched their Corsair One small form-factor PCs, as well as Bulldog PCs for the living room, Corsair is now entering the market of mainstream gaming machines with its Vengeance series of computers. The new systems are Micro-ATX PCs designed for gamers looking for performance and style, but not necessarily looking to build a machine themselves.

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ASRock Completes Its Z390 Line-up With the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and Z390 Phantom Gaming X

ASRock has releasedtwo new ATX motherboards to complete its Z390 product range, the Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and the Z390 Phantom Gaming X.Both the ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming 7 and ASRock Z390 Phantom Gaming X come witha newrefreshed design which features plenty of integrated RGB LEDs, a 2.5 GbE Realtek NIC, and triple M.2 slots. The Z390 Phantom Gaming X also includes support for Wi-Fi 6 (802.11ax) for maximum Wi-Fi performance and connectivity.

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Motorola Announces One Vision with Exynos 9609

Last week Motorola announces a new addition to its product line-up: The One Vision. The ‘One‘ series is a higher mid-tier value series by the company targeting a better value proposition for users. The new One Vision updates the internals compared to last year‘s one, and adds new interesting features such as a new 48MP camera sensor and a new Exynos SoC by Samsung.

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Kingston Launches Client-Focused KC2000 M.2 NVMe SSD: 96L TLC On SM2262EN

Kingstons latest flagship client/consumer SSD is launching today: the KC2000, which is set to replace the two year old KC1000. The KC2000 was previewed early this year at CES, but pricing and release dates were not announced at the time. Technologically, the new KC2000 is a huge improvement over its predecessor in its choice of both controller and NAND, and as a result it puts Kingston on the leading edge.

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Hands on with the Realme Pro 3: 6.3-inch Phone with Snapdragon 710 For Under 200

Midrange smartphones are the main market for volume sales. Over the years companies have tried to attack this segment with aggressive specifications followed by exuberant pricing, with a select few having a good deal of success. The latest entrant to this market is Realme, the budget brand of parent Oppo, who is coming out with its new Realme Pro 3 smartphone. This device, in terms of specifications for the price, is amazingly good value.

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Toshiba Memory & Western Digital Finalize Fab K1 Investment Agreement

Toshiba Memory and Western Digital on Friday announced that they had finalized a formal agreement regarding a joint investment in the K1 manufacturing facility near Kitakami, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The fab is currently being constructed by Toshiba Memory and is expected to come online next year, as planned.

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