Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q2 FY 2017 Earnings: Record Quarter

This afternoon, Intel announced their second quarter results for fiscal year 2017, and continuing a trend, they have once again set a record for the current quarter. Intel recorded $14.8 billion in revenue this quarter, up 9% from a year ago. Operating income, which was down dramatically a year ago due to restructuring charges, has rebounded to $3.8 billion for the quarter,

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) getting Android 7.0 Nougat in Russia

The Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) is now receiving the Android 7.0 Nougat update, just under two months after the 2016 model. The updates for the A5 (2017) and A7 (2017) are not out yet, even though they received Wi-Fi certifications before the A3 (2017) did. Back to the update in question. Its currently rolling out in Russia (has been for a couple of days, actually). It bears a firmware version A320FXXU2BQG5

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung topped global smartphone shipments in Q2 2017

Samsung shipped 22.1% of all smartphones around the world in Q2 2017, maintaining its leading position in the smartphone market. This equals in 79.5 million devices or 1.9 million more than the same quarter of 2016. Samsung recovered from the Galaxy Note7 fiasco effortlessly, with 2% rise from 77.6 million units in April-June 2016. Apple is still second, but even though it shipped more units YoY, it failed to match the overall market

The best cheap tablets of 2017

The best cheap tablets of 2017

The best cheap tablet in 2017 makes on-the-go computing easier, and keeps the price inexpensive. They’re thin-and-light in all ways, with many under $200. We compiled a list of cheap tablets, and the hard cut-off for this budget-based buying guide is $300. But don’t worry, most of them are $200 or less. You can find big names here, too. Samsung, Amazon, Lenovo and even Apple have affordable options with flavors

The best cheap iPad deals in July 2017

The best cheap iPad deals in July 2017

If you’re looking for cheap iPad deals – you’ve most certainly come to the right place! The iPhone may not be the best phone these days, but the iPad is definitely still the best tablet. And because there are so many models these days, it’s easier than ever to find the cheap iPad deals of your dreams. Whether you’re after a deal on an iPad Air 2 or an iPad mini from a couple of years ago, we’ve found the best

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

10 best Android phones in Australia: which should you buy in 2017

UPDATE: Sony’s Xperia XZ Premium, with its truly glorious 4K display, has made it onto our list of the 10 best Android phones in Australia! Read on to find out why it made the cut! Apple may have kickstarted the smartphone revolution when it launched its very first iPhone back in 2007, but it was Google’s Android operating system that truly took it mainstream. With an open platform and multiple manufacturers using

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

HTC U11 was Antutu’s best performing smartphone of May 2017

Antutus top ten best-performing smartphones of May take the average benchmark scores of all the tests run on Antutus benchmarking app during the entire month of May. This is the first month since the iPhone 7 Plus release that Apples fastest iOS device is no longer the fastest smartphone in the world. The HTC U11 has surpassed the iPhone 7 Plus in Antutus overall performance benchmark. With an average score of 180,079, the U11 is

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 coolest mods

Computex 2017 was one of the most exciting computing shows put off by Taipei, Taiwan in years, mostly thanks to tons of major news drops from the event. However, for the true gaming PC enthusiasts and gawkers alike, a close second is no doubt the legions of custom gaming PC case modifications, or “mods” that descended upon the show floor this year. First up, we have the Halo – Master Chief, a custom build subsidized by Asus Republic

PlayStation at E3 2017: six things we want to see

PlayStation at E3 2017: six things we want to see

If there’s a gaming battleground for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, there’s no bigger arena than the E3 stage. The annual face-off sees the big three names in game development puff their chests out (even if Nintendo does so from the comfort of its ‘Direct’ YouTube studio), showing off the wares it’s hoping to win you over with in time for populating those Christmas wishlists. Sony has had a stonking few years singing the

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

Galaxy J5 (2017) listed for pre-order in Germany – announce it already, Samsung

  Samsung’s hugely popular J-series of smartphones is due for a refresh and by all accounts an official announcement should happen any day now – the Galaxy J7 (2017) and J5 (2017)even starred in hands-on videos, yet there’s no word from Samsung on the matter. Well, retailers in Germany seem to know a few extra details, as the Galaxy J5 (2017) has been listed for pre-order on a few major online stores.   Price has been set at 279 for the J530FD version, in other words the Galaxy J5 (2017) Duos dual SIM flavor. Otto says the phone will ship at the…

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Intel Announces Q1 2017 Financial Results: Record Quarter

Today Intel announced their earnings for Q1 of their 2017 fiscal year, and the results were good. Intel delivered record revenue for the quarter, of $14.8 billion, up from $13.7 billion a year ago. Intel is a company that loves their margins, and they were once again over 60% for the quarter, coming in at 61.8%, which is 2.5 percentage points higher year-over-year. Operating

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

The best laptop deals in May 2017: cheap laptops for every budget

If you’re from the States, check out the top laptop deals in the US in our always-updated guide. Looking for the best laptop deals? You’re in the right place then! Every week we take an in-depth look through all of the biggest and best retailers to find the best value laptops and special offers. If you’re after a cheap laptop for web browsing and other simple tasks, or you need a new laptop for school or

Best photo editing software in 2017

Best photo editing software in 2017

Once upon a time, if you asked anyone which was the best photo editing software, they’d always say Photoshop. OK, so Photoshop is still the most powerful program there is at what it does, but what we want to do as photographers has changed. Photoshop is not much good if you need creative inspiration – it can create any effect you ask of it, but you have to know what you want. If you need creative inspiration, there are better

The best free video editor 2017

The best free video editor 2017

Today’s free video editors are a huge step up from Windows Movie Maker, combining professional-level tools with interfaces that are easy to master – even if you’ve never made your own movie before. If your needs are simple (you just want to trim a clip to size, record a voiceover, or combine several sections of footage together), there are free, user-friendly tools that will get the job done in seconds. Alternatively,

LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

LG, Samsung & Best cheap phones 2017: our top budget mobiles

Update: We’ve now included the Wileyfox Swift 2 in our best cheap phone list – scroll down below to see where it has ranked – plus we’ve said goodbye to the Vodafone Smart Prime 7. In the past, the term ‘best cheap phones’ was usually a warning, rather than a tempting proposition, with shoddy build quality, sluggish performance, laughable screen resolution and woeful cameras. But this isn’t the past, this

Dell and the 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

Dell and the 15 best laptops of 2017: the top laptops ranked

There’s no denying that right now is a better time than ever to buy a laptop. Although you might not want to install it yourself, the Windows 10 Creators Update has changed the ways you can use your laptop by adding features, like the resource-savvy Game Mode and the artistry-centric Paint 3D to the mix. Though tablets were all the rage for a split second, there’s still an unbridled need for the best laptops. After all, nothing

Windows top 10 deals in April 2017

Windows top 10 deals in April 2017

The deadline to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 has sadly now passed. Not to worry though as you can rely on Techradar to track down the best prices around for Microsoft’s latest operating system. Windows 10 is generally seen as an improvement over Windows 8 – yes, the Start button is back! So, if you’re building a brand new system or want to upgrade to Windows 10 on an older device, you’re going to need to buy a copy.

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Press Event Live Blog

Huawei P10 and P10 Plus Press Event Live Blog

07:39AM EST – Ian here on text, Anton on pictures. Matt is running from the LG press event and may join us 07:39AM EST – Huawei is set to launch the P10 and P10 Plus smartphones, a yearly cadence for their P-series line which targets more mainstream and fashion 07:41AM EST – If you saw the popup / tweet for the LG liveblog, it turns out that

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

Sony Xperia XZ Premium awarded Best New Smartphone at MWC 2017

The GSMA is a pan-European organization that hosts the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and as part of the MWC they also hold annual Global Mobile Awards or GloMo awarding the best tech companies in various categories. In 2017 they awarded statuettes to over 40 winners. We already told you that Samsung nabbed the Best Smartphone of 2016 prize, but now we learn that Sony has won the Best new smartphone award for their latest Xperia XZ

Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Computers of 2017: the best PCs ranked

Update: No, it’s not an Alienware, but the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition packs in everything the company’s gaming sector would without the ostentatious design. Check it out for yourself at number 3! Just a few years ago, it was the beginning of the end of the traditional desktop computer – or so we thought. Even as entirely new classes of hardware such as 2-in-1 laptops and tablets begin to take the lead, desktop PCs