Category: Computing

Huawei brings AMD chip to MateBook 13

Huawei has launched the MateBook 13 AMD Edition, featuring AMD’s Ryzen 5 processor. I’d hate to be Intel right now. Available in two configurations, with pricing starting at £649, the MateBook 13 has Huawei’s FullView display with minimal bezels, opting for a 3:2 aspect ratio that better suits productivity users… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches MateBook X Pro 2020, plus a 13-inch MateBook: Pre-ordering open now

Hauwei has added two new MateBook laptops to its 2020 line-up that started in January with two MateBook D series laptops. The jewel in the crown is the MateBook X Pro 2020, available with a tenth-generation Intel i5 or i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 512GB or 1TB of storage…. [Click for more]

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Help fight Coronavirus by installing this app on your phone right now

Back in 2017, the Vodafone Foundation developed an award winning app to help you aid cancer research. Now it’s letting you help Imperial College London fight COVID-19. The DreamLab app works by harnessing the computing power of multiple smartphones normally inactive overnight. Instead of sitting there doing nothing while you… [Click for more]

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Planet Computers presents the Astro Slide; its 3rd-gen PDA with all-new slide design and 5G

Planet Computers has today opened a crowdfunding campaign for its latest keyboard-equipped smartphone. The Astro Slide has a brand new slide design, but still keeps the Psion keyboard users love. The key change is the new ‘rock up’ slide mechanism that enabled Planet Computers to remove the external display and… [Click for more]

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Huawei launches 2020 MateBook D series

Huawei has introduced its latest MateBook D series, available in 14 and 15.6-inch guises. Part of Huawei’s new 2020 vision to ‘bring digital to every person, home and organisation for a fully connected, intelligent world’, these laptops will be part of a new ecosystem of products that will include new… [Click for more]

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Huawei goes all in with Huawei Mobile Services to offer a Google alternative

My relationship with Huawei goes way back. Back to a time when they were unknown by most consumers (just like HTC) but the company behind a considerable number of products people used all the time. My first real involvement was working on a supplement magazine featuring Huawei data products, amongst… [Click for more]

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Hands-on with the Cosmo Communicator; virtually ready to ship to original backers

At the start of this year, Planet Computers (the company behind the Gemini PDA) showed off a prototype of its second-generation portable computing device that uses the classic Psion keyboard design, connected to modern-day hardware. The Gemini is still available to buy, but the Cosmo Communicator takes things to the… [Click for more]

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Huawei unveils flagship Kirin 990 5G chipset, new FreeBuds 3, plus two new P30 Pro colour variants (running Android 10 out of the box)

Huawei has used IFA, as it has done many times before, to launch its flagship chipset that will power a series of phones between now and next autumn. It also continues the theme of ending the year and starting the next with the most powerful chip. In this case, Huawei’s… [Click for more]

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Huawei shows its 5G devices on sale in the UK soon, while helping people cut through the 5G hype

Huawei has shown the UK media its collection of 5G-enabled devices going on sale soon to complement the imminent launches of at least two 5G networks (with the other two following closely behind). The event wasn’t just to show off the 5G devices, but also a chance for Huawei and… [Click for more]

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Paymo seeks crowdfunding to bring all your payment and travel needs into one 4G connected wallet

One of the other things I saw extremely briefly at Mobile World Congress was a 4G connected wallet that hopes to bring a single, Android-powered, device to manage all your mobile payments. This includes NFC-based contactless payments, peer-to-peer payment transfers, and even cards for travel in various locations (such as… [Click for more]

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