After an early pandemic shortage computers are shipping again, Canalys reports

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Computer manufacturers shipped 79 million personal computers in the third quarter of 2020, an uptick of 13 percent year-over-year with Lenovo leading the pack, technology analyst firm Canalys reported.

Looking at worldwide desktop, laptop, and workstation shipments, Canalys found Acer shipped 5.6 million units last quarter for a 15 percent increase from the year-ago quarter. That was the largest percentage increase from 2019. But Lenovo shipped the most units in the third quarter, at 19.3 million, an 11 percent increase from last year, followed by HP with 18.6 million, a 12 percent year-over-year uptick. Dell shipped 11.9 million units

Engineering a battery fast enough to make recharging like refueling

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Right now, electric vehicles are limited by the range that their batteries allow. That’s because recharging the vehicles, even under ideal situations, can’t be done as quickly as refueling an internal combustion vehicle. So far, most of the effort on extending the range has been focused on increasing a battery’s capacity. But it could be just as effective to create a battery that can charge much more quickly, making a recharge as fast and simple as filling your tank.

There are no shortage of ideas about how this might be arranged,

OnePlus 7T long-term review: Is it still worth buying?

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OnePlus 7T in hand

2019’s OnePlus 7T was one of the most feature-packed devices released by the company in recent years. The phone was the pinnacle of the OnePlus experience. It delivered excellent value with all the specs you could want. In fact, in Android Authority’s OnePlus 7T review, we called it one of the best devices ever made by the company.

Twelve months since its launch, how well does the phone hold up today? More importantly, how well does that OnePlus 7T fare against the brand’s most recent affordable flagship, the OnePlus 8?

With the OnePlus 8T on the horizon, we take

Realme 7 Pro review: One step forward, two steps back

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Realme’s rapid cycle of iteration means that you can expect a new mid-range flagship every few months. Unfortunately, Realme’s definition of rapid iteration involves adding a few features, while taking away others. This time around, the Realme 7 Pro adds faster 65W charging but switches up the camera set up. 

How well does the Realme 7 Pro fare as a successor to the Realme 6 Pro, and more importantly, is this the phone to get in the ultra-competitive mid-range segment? Let’s find out in the Android Authority review of the Realme 7 Pro.

Realme 7 Pro

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