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Intel Core i7-8700K and i5-8400 Review: Coffee Lake Goes With More Cores

A few days ago we gave a preview of what Intel shared with us and some ideas as to what the bigger picture may look like. We also took some flak for a recent review of a processor that had been out for quite some time. At the time I suggested that there was a...

Intel Core i7-7700k Review: A 7th Generation Mainstay And Coming Change

Healthy competition is a great thing in the marketplace. In the processor segment it's something that Intel hasn't had to strongly challenge for years -- it's why we have seen 7 generations of the Core branding's mainstay featuring 4 core CPUs with Hyper-threading. After the release of AMD's processors based on the Zen architecture, our...

Ryzen Performance In Smaller Builds: A Look at the GIGABYTE AB350N-Gaming Wifi

One of the things that I personally have been looking forward to as part of AMD's Ryzen release was the announcement of AM4 boards in a mini-ITX environment. It's been a while since we've had a top-of-the-line AMD mITX build and, after getting the missing piece while visiting Los Angeles for SIGGRAPH, it's time to...

Xiaomi Mi Note 2 XDA Review: A Capable Flagship and a Solid First Step Onto the World Stage

Xiaomi’s worldwide launch has been heralded for years, and with the Xiaomi Mi Note 2 it looks like the final pieces are falling into place. As Xiaomi’s first flagship phone to offer a model with worldwide frequency band support, the Mi Note 2 offers an exciting look into what we can expect from Xiaomi as...

Honor 8 Pro Mini-Review: A Copycat Design with Excellent Hardware & Software Problems We’ve Come to Expect

The Honor 8 Pro is a difficult device to evaluate from the outside: on one hand, it is the newest flagship device from Honor, but yet it does not quite replace the Honor 8 released last summer. On the other hand, it is running the latest silicon from Huawei, the HiSilicon Kirin 960, a QHD...

Thoughts on the OnePlus 3T as an International Traveler’s Companion

A little over a month ago, 36 hours after catching a flight from Los Angeles International Airport, I found myself walking off a plane into a small, rural airport in southern Chile. Beginning in Seattle, Washington, I flew to San Diego, drove to Los Angeles, flew to Houston, caught a flight from Houston to Santiago, Chile,...

Fujifilm instax SHARE SP-2 (Mobile Printer) Review: The Inescapable Allure of Physical Media

  As an avid photographer, I've long enjoyed the experience of having prints made of photos I've taken. I've experimented with a num ber of different services, usually looking to produce some thoughtful gifts or mementos for my own per sonal enjoyment. My current favorite is undoubtedly Artifact Uprising, a print company that began independently but almost immediately...

XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

In 2016 readers wanted to know how AMD's FX processors performed when it came to Linux and Android building - and thanks to the folks at AMD we were happy to find out and share the results with you. The lessons we learned from that article helped us learn how to better configure our systems...

Hands On with the Huawei P10

Today we have a hands on video with the Huawei P10. For the most part, this phone is a smaller version of the Mate 9 that Huawei put out late last year. This is a small 5.1 inch phone with a really good metal body and design. You can expect to find the latest version of EMUI version...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 XDA Performance and Battery Life Review (Compared to Redmi Note 3)

Xiaomi started off 2017 in India with the release of the next iteration of their most successful device in the country. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor of last year's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which was applauded for its performance and battery life, bringing in the best value package in its product category. With...

UMi Z Hands On

The UMi Z comes from a fast growing Chinese upstart that has been pushing out phones with flagship specs at super low prices. The UMi is the latest in their lineup and today we are taking a hands on look at this device. The full metal unibody has a premium feel to it. The surface is smooth...

Unofficial CM14.1 ROM for Honor 8

In this video, TK takes us through an unofficial CM14.1 ROM for the Honor 8. This ROM is currently in the beta stages, so not everything is working yet. Currently Working: Touchscreen * Charger ( not Off Mode ) MTP & ADB * Internal/External Storage Screenrecorder WiFi Bluetooth Network & data connecting ( LTE/3G/2G ) Audio ...