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Mi 8 Confirmed to Have Snapdragon 845, Dual Cameras Tipped by Retail Box Leak

HIGHLIGHTS Xiaomi Mi 8 is set to launch on May 31 The retail box tips a dual-GPS support The smartphone is said to support Quick Charge 4.0+ Xiaomi Mi 8 is just days away from an official unveil, and the company has now confirmed it will indeed be powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC, as expected. Separately, despite the impending ... Read More »

Retail box of Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus leaks

An image of a retail box with the name Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus popped on Weibo today. It is scarce of details but was enough to confirm that the Chinese manufacturer is redying an enhanced version of its entry-level phone. According to sources, the Xiaomi Redmi 5 Plus is expected to be the high-end version of the Redmi 5, which ... Read More »

Gadgets & Gizmos: Not An Idiot Box

If you’re shopping for the best TV tech these days, you’re probably going to have to pick between OLED and QLED. OLED TV panels are insanely thin, some even wallpaper-like, and offer uncompromised contrast levels, but they come with a price tag as large as the TV itself! Samsung’s rival QLED tech, on the other hand, claims to deliver significantly ... Read More »

Lenovo moves into the smart home market with an Amazon Alexa-powered speaker and a 6TB NAS box

Lenovo is dipping its toe into the smart home market with two new product announcements at CES: a new smart speaker that will be powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, and a wireless NAS box that that promises to help organize your digital photo library using onboard facial-recognition software. The Lenovo Smart Assistant ($130) looks like a mashup of an ... Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 units and box leak in live shots

Today is the big day – August 2, which leaves only a few hours before Samsung’s highly-anticipated Galaxy Note 7 Unpacked event. The festivities will kick off at 11AM EST and as always, we will be covering the announcements live. However, it appears the rumor mill is not ready to quiet down quite yet and a fresh new batch of ... Read More »

Screen set-top box and apps enforce the ‘screen time’ rules you set for your kids

Anyone with kids can fall prey to this trap: You just need a few minutes alone, to do laundry, take a phone call, or just enjoy a little peace and quiet. So you park the kids in front of the TV for 20 minutes…. Or longer. A new startup, Screen, says it can enable you to manage your kids’ screen ... Read More »

Onkyo HT-S7700 review: An easy-to-set-up home theater in a box with Dolby Atmos

Immersive audio is the next big thing in movies and TV soundtracks. Putting together a traditional surround system‚ much less an immersive audio system, can be a daunting and confusing task. Onkyo aims to dispel confusion while delivering solid performance with its $899 HT-S7700 HTIB package. The HT-S7700 delivers a full 5.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos experience without requiring you to install ... Read More »

Yamaha YHT-5920UBL review: If streaming audio is your focus, this home theater in a box has you covered

When it comes to the world of music, there’s arguably no company more intimately involved in so many aspects as Yamaha. The company produces musical instruments, hardware for commercial and home recording studios, and products for the consumer home theater. Few manufacturers can match its depth and breadth when it comes to sound, and they have something for every budget. ... Read More »