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Xiaomi Mi Max 2 unveiled: Big screen, 5,300 mAh battery

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 31 mins ago

Xiaomi has launched a long-rumored successor to the last year's Xiaomi Mi Max - the Mi Max 2.




The Mi Max 2 is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 625 processor and comes with 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB of internal storage.


The device features a huge 6.44-inch display, as previously rumored. The Mi Max 2 comes with a 12MP main camera and a 5MP front shooter.

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AMD trademarks Kyzen, Aragon, Promethean & CoreAmp

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 hours, 4 mins ago

When we first reported that AMD would be calling its now current-gen processors Ryzen, the name just didn't stick at first - but here we are, with a slew of Ryzen processors that are starting to make Intel squirm.




But according to a new trademark filing, it looks like AMD is working on new products called Kyzen, Aragon, Pharos, Promethean, Zenso, and CoreAmp. All of these product names were trademarked in March, with a few of them already released. What can we expect from these new, interestingly named AMD products?


Well, Kyzen sounds just like Ryzen - so maybe this is a new CPU from AMD, or maybe even a new APU. I have a 'cryo' feel from Kyzen, so maybe we're looking at a heavily overclockable Ryzen processor that will be released as Kyzen? Who knows. Next up we have Aragon - very Lord of the Rings. Promethean will most likely end up as a chipset, as AMD named their Ryzen chipset Promontory - with Promethean being very close to that.

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Oukitel announces K10000 Pro with 10,000 mAh battery

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 38 mins ago

Oukitel has announced its new edition to the K series - the K10000 Pro. The phone is the successor to the K10000, launched back in 2015.




The K10000 Pro comes with an insane 10,000 mAh battery, same as its predecessor. Back in 2015, when Oukitel launched the K10000, the company said that it could fully charge three iPhone 6s Plus units and still have 10% battery life left.


Considering the battery size, the phone is a bit bulky, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's ugly. The K10000 Pro has a 5.5-inch 1080 x 1920 display with capacitive navigation keys embedded below it.

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ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini is super-small, powerful

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 4 hours, 30 mins ago

ZOTAC is preparing for Computex 2017 by announcing its new GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Mini graphics card, which comes in at just 8.2 inches (21cm) long.




The company is releasing the new GTX 1080 Ti Mini in two flavors: air-cooled, and watercooled.





The watercooled version features ZOTAC's ArcticStorm full cover water block, while the air-cooled version features a dual-fan cooling solution. Both versions are dual-slot, which is great to see in something so compact.

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Sony to launch two new Xperia flagship devices this year

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 32 mins ago

Sony might have a hard time competing with tech giants like Apple and Samsung, but they are not giving up just yet.


According to a new report, the company plans to announce two new flagships by the end of the year.




The Xperia blog writes that Sony confirmed this at an investors conference in Tokyo. The two Xperia flagship should be announced sometime in the second half of the year.

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MSI has the first graphics card with a USB Type-C port

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 20 mins ago

MSI is stepping into some interesting territory with the tease of its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Gaming X 11G with a USB Type-C port, making it the world's first graphics card with a USB Type-C port. The reasoning? I really don't know.




MSI explains: "MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X 11G features Pascal-powered graphics and MSI's exclusive TWIN FROZR VI Thermal Design to deliver cool and quiet gaming graphics with unprecedented performance and power efficiency. With a revolutionary USB Type-C, the interface support is even more flexible".


I really don't know what MSI is going for here, but the only reason I can think of is that it's just one of those 'because we can' moves. I don't see the point of a USB Type-C connector on my graphics card, but there would be some prosumers that might use the USB Type-C connector on it, especially if their motherboard didn't have one on-board - so maybe I could charge my Galaxy S8 on it? Yay?

The Nokia 3310 finally goes on sale

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 6 hours, 38 mins ago

The Nokia 3310 was the biggest hit at this year's MWC in Barcelona. The return of this retro device was welcomed by fans around the world. Although a pretty basic phone, many expressed their desire to get it.




And now, the Nokia 3310 is finally available. That is if you are in the UK. The phone went on sale in Carphone Warehouse and Vodafone stores at a price of £50 (around $65).


The phone still isn't available for online purchase, but that should change soon. The device will also be available in Germany on May 26th at a price of 60 euros, followed by Netherlands and Belgium.

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MSI confirms GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z for Computex 2017

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 44 mins ago

It was only two months ago that I asked MSI where their GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning graphics card was, and it seems my wish has been granted. Enter the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z graphics card, which will be debuted next week in Taipei at Computex 2017.




MSI will be deploying a new triple-fan TriFrozr cooler on the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z graphics card, which will also feature MSI's awesome Mystic Light support. Thanks to the RGB LEDs and the black theme, gamers will be able to enjoy whatever color they want on the GTX 1080 Ti LIGHTNING Z graphics card.


MSI explains: "Evolving from the Lightning Series and built to be perfect, the MSI GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning Z graphics card combines groundbreaking new technology with proven features such as TriFrozr, TORX 2.0 Fan, Military Class 4 components and Mystic Light".

Intel Core i9-7900X benchmarked: 10C/20T @ 4.3GHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 7 hours ago

Intel is preparing its 10C/20T processor to directly compete against AMD's Ryzen 7 1800X and their upcoming ThreadRipper CPUs that will feature 16C/32T of CPU power, but Intel could have it in the bag with its Core i9-7900X.




According to new benchmarks, the Core i9-7900X will be clocked at 3.3/4.3GHz for base/boost, respectively. This is a huge deal for Skylake-X, as the IPC performance at 4.3GHz and 10C/20T of power should pummel every other CPU into dust. Better yet, SiSoft's benchmark picked up the CPU as 4.0GHz base clock and 4.5GHz boost, which would be absolutely insane - especially for a 10-core processor.




We should expect 13.75MB of L3 cache, 1MB L2 cache per core (10MB total), and a 175W TDP for the upcoming Core i9-7900X. We should expect Intel to unleash its new Skylake-X parts at Computex next week, alongside the new X299 chipset and a slew of new motherboards.

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New 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer keeps improving

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 12 hours, 38 mins ago

For Sony Pictures' 'Spider-Man' franchise it looks like the third time's the charm. The studio has today released a brand new trailer for the upcoming feature, which looks better and better with each new look.



Starring Tom Holland as a younger version of Peter Parker/ Spider-Man, Michael Keaton as the villainous Vulture alongside Marisa Tomei, Logan Marshall-Green, and Zendaya, 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' represents the third feature film reboot of the character in just 16 years, but the first under the Marvel films banner. While Sony Pictures retains full control over the property, President of Production for Marvel Studios Kevin Feige has jumped aboard to oversee the project and shepherd it into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' will sling its way to 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from July 6.

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