MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

MSI Cubi 2 Kaby Lake UCFF PC Review

The Kaby Lake-U (KBL-U) series with 15W TDP CPUs was introduced along with the 4.5W Kaby Lake-Y ones in Q3 2016. The first set of products with Kaby Lake-U were ultrabooks. However, ultra-compact form-factor (UCFF) PCs were not long behind. There are already three vendors in the market with Kaby Lake UCFF PCs – ASRock (Beebox-S), GIGABYTE (BRIX), and MSI (Cubi 2). MSI

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Nougat manuals are now available

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge Nougat manuals are now available

Earlier today, we learned that the beta program for Nougat on Samsung’s latest flagship pair is officially over. This was shared along with a suggested release time frame of January 2017 for the consumer version. But, if that wasn’t enough to prove Samsung is really working hard on the OTA, it appears the support documentation for both models has now been updated to reflect the OS change and is already spreading

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

Intel Core i5-7600K (91W) Review: The More Amenable Mainstream Performer

The Core i5-7600K, launched today, is the other unlocked processor from Intel’s 7th Generation line of Kaby Lake Processors. Kaby Lake is Intel’s third set of processors at 14nm, using the new 14+ process variant, which aims to give processors with a better frequency / voltage curve that translates into more performance, better efficiency, and the potential to push the silicon

Analysts: Samsung Electronics to report better than expected Q4 result

Analysts: Samsung Electronics to report better than expected Q4 result

Samsung Electronics took a hard hit in Q3 due to expenses and missed profits from the Galaxy Note7 recall, but the the company bounced back for the holiday quarter on the back of its chip business. The average forecast is USD 6.66 billion (KRW 7.91 trillion) in operating income, but some analysts now believe the number could be as high as USD 7.23 billion (IBK Securities Co. In particular). This would represent a major 68% jump from

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Qualcomm $865 Million for Anti-Trust Violations

Word comes out of South Korea today that the country’s antitrust regulatory authority, the Korean Fair Trade Commission (KFTC), has ruled against Qualcomm in an ongoing antitrust investigation and is fining the company $865 million. The product of a 3 year investigation, the KFTC has ruled that Qualcomm abused their market position with respect to how and to whom they

Samsung unveils Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and A7 (2017)

Samsung unveils Galaxy A3 (2017), A5 (2017) and A7 (2017)

Samsung kicked off the year by making the three often leaked members of its 2017 A series official. The Galaxy A7 (2017), Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A3 (2017) were expected to debut on January 5 at a dedicated event in Malaysia, but the companys global press site listed them today. All three new handsets come with IP68 certification for water and dust resistance and sport fingerprint scanners in their home buttons. They run on Android

Meizu press renders surface online

Meizu press renders surface online

As per a few recent and rather interesting leaks, Meizu has a few intriguing devices already in the works and a slew of announcements allegedly planned for 2017. Considering all this, it is hardly surprising that a new and mysterious device has now been brought to our attention with a pair of official-looking renders. Sadly, the source shares little about the actual model, and its hardware and is a bit less reputable

Moto phones sold in China may soon run ZUK’s custom software

Moto phones sold in China may soon run ZUK’s custom software

Lenovo runs three smartphone brands semi-independently – its own Vibe line, the Moto phones and the ZUK brand. It has considered many different ways to brings Vibe and Moto together (to leverage Motorolas better brand recognition), but in a surprising move it has ported the custom ZUK interface to Moto phones. The Moto Z flagship and Moto Z Play mid-ranger specifically, currently being used by 25 beta testers. It seems that (for now

OnePlus Bullets V2 review

OnePlus Bullets V2 review

The market for affordable earphones is unfortunately littered with the same sort of options; cheaply made in-ear designs with bass-heavy sound that has forever tainted the perception of the masses for what good sound is. Even when the big brands enter this space, they dont try too hard to make something good because they are afraid they will jeopardize their more expensive products. But like with other product categories,

Streaming services in Australia

Streaming services in Australia

UPDATE: Presto is officially throwing in the towel on February 1, 2017, but fear not! Amazon Prime Video has finally launched in Australia, and is set to give Stan and Netflix a run for its money – read on to find out how the new contender fares against our established streaming services. Now that streaming media has become a mainstay in Australian homes, Aussies have plenty of options to choose from when it comes to getting their

OnePlus 2 update fixes network drop issue

OnePlus 2 update fixes network drop issue

Last week, the OnePlus 2 received an update in the form of OxygenOS 3.5.5. Shortly after the update started hitting units, users started complaining about their phone dropping network signal frequently. This lead to the company pulling that update. OnePlus 2 The good news is that the Chinese company has fixed the issue and has also started pushing out the fix in the form of OxygenOS 3.5.6. As is

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium: Hands-on review: IFA 2015:

Come on, you’re only here for one reason: to see whether a phone really needs a 4K screen, or whether it’s just one of the world’s top producers of Ultra HD TVs is using the technology to create a splash on its smartphones. Of course it’s the latter. There’s very little reason to stick a display on a phone that packs that many pixels in (3840 x 2160, if you must know) as there’s no content out there which can truly

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to have 4K display and Bixby AI assistant

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to have 4K display and Bixby AI assistant

Samsung is reportedly working on its own voice-activated AI system, as we heard before. But to differentiate from Alexa, Cortana and Siri it will have a male voice and will be named Bixby. We are expecting to hear from him (pun intended) in March when the Galaxy S8 is revealed but according to our source it will also be a crucial part of Galaxy Note 8. The phone, we now hear, is also going to have a UHD 4K resolution display which

HTC Ocean Note is getting rid of the headphone jack

HTC Ocean Note is getting rid of the headphone jack

We told you about a leaked HTC device named Ocean several weeks ago and now thanks to a Taiwanese source we have more info about it. Being named HTC Ocean Note, the device will have between 5.5 and 5.7-inch display and as far as we see in the renders, there is no physical keys on the front. But something else is also missing and this is big – the 3.5 mm audio jack is gone. This will be the second device for

Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

Asus X00GD with 4,850mAh battery and Android 7.0 clears TENAA

A new Asus smartphone has been certified by the Chinese telecommunication authority TENAA. Listed as X00GD, the device is powered by an SoC with octa-core 1.5GHz processor, and sports a 5.2-inch HD display. RAM options include 2/3/4GB, while storage options include 16/32/64GB. In terms of camera, the phone features a 13MP rear unit and an 8MP front shooter. Measuring 149.5 73.7 8.85mm and weighing in