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The MediaTek Dimensity 800 is a new 5G chip for mid-range smartphones

MediaTek is a Taiwanese chip vendor that is primarily known for producing low-end and mid-range smartphone SoCs (system-on-chips). In the past, the company also made high-end SoCs that were intended for flagship smartphones. This changed in 2018 as MediaTek vacated the high-end SoC space due to Qualcomm's dominant position in the market. For 2018 and...

Lenovo announces the Yoga 5G 2-in-1 laptop with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx and $1499 price tag

At the Snapdragon Tech Summit in 2018, Qualcomm announced the Snapdragon 8cx — a new mobile platform designed for Always On, Always Connected PCs. Devices with the new chip were expected to hit the market late last year and, as expected, Microsoft unveiled the Snapdragon 8cx powered Surface Pro X in October last year. Along...

Qualcomm announces the aptX Voice Bluetooth audio codec for improved voice call quality

At CES‌ 2020, Qualcomm announced a new Bluetooth audio codec aimed at improving voice call quality. Aptly named aptX Voice, the new codec is part of the aptX Adaptive audio family. While mobile carriers have made great strides improving the voice call quality on their networks in recent years, users have not able to enjoy...

Intel’s Horseshoe Bend PC is a foldable laptop with a massive 17.3″ screen

Foldables displays have been luring enthusiasts at tech shows like the CES, Las Vegas, for over a decade now. The start was rough and patchy and all we saw were concept products. With time, we started seeing foldable OLED TVs and even though Samsung showed the first prototype of a foldable smartphone display in as...

Bluetooth SIG introduces LE Audio with a new LC3 codec and support for Multi-Stream Audio, Hearing Aids, and Audio Sharing

At the ongoing CES 2020 trade show, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced a few new capabilities for the wireless technology. These new features will be rolled out with supported devices later this year under the LE Audio moniker and will enhance audio performance over Bluetooth, add support for hearing aids, and enable...

The ASUS Chromebook Flip C436 is a high-end Chrome OS laptop with a 10th gen i7 processor

ASUS is one of the few companies that still constantly pumps out Chromebooks. Their Flip C434 was one of the most popular Chrome OS devices of 2019 due to its form-factor and more than capable internals. Now ASUS is taking it a step further by improving some very important specifications, as well as adding some...

Lenovo’s new Smart Tab M10 2nd Gen is an affordable 10-inch tablet that doubles as a smart display

Lenovo has made a marked commitment to smart displays, even being one of the first manufacturers to roll out a Google Assistant-powered smart display. The concept of a Smart Displays is pretty simple - you connect it to your Google account, and you can access all of the Google Assistant's features with a constant, visual...

Samsung Galaxy Chromebook has a 4K display and 10th Gen Intel Core i5

The market for high-end Chromebooks is currently small, yet it could be a significant one in the future. Right now, the major player in high-end Chromebooks is Google, makers of Chrome OS, itself. Most Chromebooks on the market feature mid to low range specs and affordable pricing, whereas the Pixelbook and the Pixelbook Go are...

Aukey debuts Omnia series chargers with up to 100W dual-port PD at CES 2020

Aukey has been in the charger business for a few years now, having carved its own space when it comes to wall chargers, multi-port charging docks, and power banks. At CES 2020, Aukey is launching its new Omnia series of Gallium Nitride-based wall chargers offering up to 100W charging through dual-port USB Power Delivery. Aukey's new...

HP Elite Dragonfly G2 will come with Qualcomm X55 5G modem and Intel 10th Gen Comet Lake processor

At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, HP Inc. has lifted the covers off the new HP Elite Dragonfly G2 — a minor update over the previous Dragonfly which was launched just a couple of months ago. The HP Elite Dragonfly G2 features Intel's 10th Gen Core vPro Comet Lake processors, along...

The Suunto 7 is the first Wear OS smartwatch with the Snapdragon Wear 3100’s Sports mode

Despite the advancements in wearable technology, smartwatches other than those running Apple's watchOS and Samsung's Tizen have failed to make an impact on users. Google's Wear OS has been a major let down for several users because of the lack of fitness features or a closed platform in contrast to the open-source Android. But more...

[Update 3: Invisible Camera details and sketches] OnePlus will show off a concept product at CES 2020

OnePlus is gearing up for an eventful 2020. Everyone, of course, expects the Chinese company to launch the next OnePlus flagship pair; and we have already seen leaks of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, giving us a fair idea of what to expect. What really surprised everyone was the renders of the OnePlus...