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Realtek demonstrated a prototype of a USB 3.1 Gen 2 docking station that relies entirely on its own chips and features regular connectors, including USB Type-A, DisplayPort, HDMI, D-Sub, GbE, and audio. USB Type-C is gaining popularity rather rapidly among notebook makers and there are a number of non-Apple laptops that feature only these connectors. Meanwhile, such laptops need docking stations to gain compatibility with regular USB Type-A, Gigabit Ethernet, display outputs and so on. Such devices are available, but are not always cheap because makers of hubs have to develop these products themselves and use chips from various suppliers. By contrast, Realtek’s turnkey USB 3.1 Gen 2 hub is based on chips that come exclusively from the company and the whole design is production...

ASUS ROG Balteus Qi: RGB Mouse Pad Plus Qi Wireless Charging

In another of ASUS’ Computex announcements, they have shared the impending release of their ROG Balteus Qi RGB mouse pad. The mouse pad combines a surface for the mouse...

2 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Delta Gaming Headset with Type-C Connection

Another of ASUS’ announcement at Computex comes in the form of the ROG Delta Type-C headset adding to their line of audio devices. The new Delta headset uses an...

0 by Joe Shields on 6/4/2018

ASUS Gaming Smartphone: 11mm-style ROG Phone with Speed-Binned Snapdragon 845

ASUS producing a gaming smartphone is one of the more esoteric news stories at the Computex 2018 trade show this year. To fire a shot right across the bow...

83 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Strix Gaming Chassis: Branding Beyond Components

To cap the range of ASUS ROG announcements today, rather than offer pre-built systems with the ROG design, users will be able to buy an ROG branded chassis and...

0 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Coolers: Ryujin and Ryuo Liquid Coolers Announced

Coming out of ASUS’ press event are a pair of new ASUS liquid coolers, falling under the ROG peripherals range. The Ryujin will be the flagship model available in...

5 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

ASUS ROG Press Event at Computex 2018 (6:30pm Taiwan, 10:30am UTC)

ASUS' Press Event. For Those Who Dare, apparently. We've got some tasty news lined up, and we're coving the press event with a Live Blog.

4 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Computex 2018 NVIDIA Live Blog (1pm TW, 5am UTC)

We're here at NVIDIA for our first Live Blog of Computex. Event starts in a few minutes.

29 by Ian Cutress on 6/4/2018

Cryorig Set to Reveal the Dual Heatpipe Frostbit M.2 SSD Cooler

With the ever-raging debate about the correlation of high thermals and the performance throttling of M.2 SSDs being a hot topic, Cryorig intends to unveil an interesting and aggressive...

15 by Gavin Bonshor on 5/24/2018

Immersion Server Liquid Cooling: ZTE Makes a Splash at MWC

Big data centers are often cooled by air, and large HVAC/air-conditioning machines. The ones near the Arctic Circle can rely on the outside air to help. If a center...

11 by Ian Cutress on 3/12/2018

More Qualcomm Snapdragon 845: AGM's X3 with IP68, Coming Summer 2018

Unlike previous years, where Mobile World Congress would showcase the premier devices on the latest chipsets, this year was more muted. The product cadence for most companies is slightly...

24 by Anton Shilov on 3/12/2018

Opro9 Introduces USB-C Dock & Adapters: from €29 to €109

Opro9 may not sound like a household name, but this company introduced a lineup of USB Type-C adapters and a docking station that feature rather interesting configurations, and at...

7 by Anton Shilov on 3/9/2018

The Ulefone T2 Pro Hands-On: A 6.7-inch Stunner Smartphone

Every trade show has a few gems. This year at MWC, one of the most impressive was from Ulefone, with its new T2 Pro smartphone. The device, due to...

54 by Ian Cutress on 3/7/2018

China Copying China: Huawo's Mate 10 Pro-a-like

One of the many intricacies of China and the Chinese manufacturing industry is its ability to copy. Countless reports (and lawsuits) revolve around trademark infringement of the biggest consumer...

27 by Ian Cutress on 3/6/2018

Cat S61 Smartphone Hands-On: First Impressions

Earlier this month Bullitt Group and Cat introduced the new Cat S61 ruggedized smartphone for workers and first responders who have to operate in harsh environments. These 'ruggedized phones'...

25 by Anton Shilov on 3/5/2018

MediaTek Announces New Premium Helio P60 SoC

BARCELONA, ESP – Earlier this week MediaTek announced a new entry in the Helio SoC line-up, the Helio P60. The P60 comes with a strategy change for MediaTek as...

74 by Andrei Frumusanu on 3/1/2018

ASUS Launches the ZenFone 5: Now With Added Notch

BARCELONA, ESP – Today ASUS is launching a smartphone that is designed, according to the speaker at our prebriefing, to make it look like the user is holding an...

34 by Ian Cutress on 2/27/2018

Samsung AR Emoji: It Almost Looks Like Me, I Guess

BARCELONA, ESP – One of the ‘innovations’ of the latest generations of smartphones have been interactive avatars that devolve into emoji. By using a bit of photography and some...

7 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2018

Intel Launches Stratix 10 TX: Leveraging EMIB with 58G Transceivers

One of the key takeaways from Hot Chips last year was that Intel’s EMIB strategy was going to be fixed primarily in FPGAs to begin with. Intel instigated a...

5 by Ian Cutress on 2/26/2018

MWC 2018: Samsung Galaxy S9 Press Event Live Blog (5pm UTC, Noon ET)

This is it. The biggest unkept secret in recent tech media, now coming to Mobile World Congress. Samsung's show is busy, and we're sitting as far forward as we...

6 by Ian Cutress & Anton Shilov on 2/25/2018

MWC 2018: ZTE Blade v9 Live Blog (3pm UTC, 10am ET)

Whirlwind stop at ZTE as part of the MWC Press Event escapades. ZTE last announced the Axon M, a folding smartphone. We're likely to see the Blade v9 at...

12 by Ian Cutress on 2/25/2018

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