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Samsung Galaxy Fold gets a much closer look in eerie music-less video

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 06:28

It's been a few days since the Samsung Galaxy Fold was made official, but the Samsung Newsroom has unveiled a (rather creepy) video that looks at the new phone in more detail.

The YouTube posting makes the phone seem far more desirable than it did on the stage, with an extra touch of gloss on top. What's clear though is that the 'snap' into the large-screen mode is rapid indeed, something that many prospective users might have worried about.

There's a demo of how the camera works, a close up of the hinge and a look at how wide-screen Instagram and video calling will function on the new Galaxy Fold.

Intriguingly there's nothing on the 'triple-app' mode that's coming on this device, but you go get to see wireless charging in action. 

(Full disclosure: there's a Galaxy smartwatch put on the back first, showing how the wireless charging begins. It's then replaced by a yellow pair of Galaxy Buds, and we at first thought this was a lemon. You know, to show what can't be charged.)

The creepiness comes in the lack of background music, which makes us wonder if this video went up a little early. But with so many foldable phones coming at MWC 2019, perhaps it's best that Samsung speedily pushes the virtues of its most innovative device in years - it doesn't want to get left behind if the competitors come up with something more appealing to consumers.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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Leaked images show off Microsoft's HoloLens 2 a few hours early

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 05:30

Microsoft has a launch event scheduled for later today in Barcelona at MWC 2019, and it's already dropped hints that a new HoloLens model is on the way. Well – spoiler alert – we now have some leaked images of the device via @WalkingCat on Twitter.

We don't learn too much about the HoloLens 2 aside from its looks, but you can see for yourself the thinner, lighter frame that's been rumored. It also looks like you'll be able to interact with holograms directly.

Another improvement over HoloLens 1 is expected to be a wider field of view and improvements in eye-tracking technology, both mentioned in patents filed by Microsoft while it's been working on the tech.

All should be revealed soon: the Microsoft MWC event is scheduled for 6pm in Barcelona, which is 5pm in London, 12pm in New York, 9am in San Francisco and 4am on Monday in Sydney. We will of course bring you all the news here.

MR, AR, VR...

The original HoloLens employs what Microsoft likes to call mixed reality – essentially advanced augmented reality (with computer graphics elements blended in with the real world) plus some virtual reality (complete self-contained digital worlds).

Microsoft usually uses the same MR term for the HoloLens and its Windows Mixed Reality headsets, even though the former is more AR and the latter is more VR.

The first HoloLens was announced way back in 2015 and eventually went on sale to developers in 2016. It's still available to commercial customers for a hefty fee of $5,000 (about £3,830).

Rumors of a cheaper follow-up have been swirling for a while, and it looks very much like the big reveal is almost here. Check back later for the full story from our team on the ground in Barcelona.

Via The Verge

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Xiaomi announces Mi 9 worldwide release date and price

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 05:19

After launching its Mi 9 flagship smartphone in China a week prior, Xiaomi has announced it will be coming to worldwide markets at its press conference at MWC 2019 in Barcelona.

The Mi 9 device, succeeding the Mi 8, has some pretty impressive features, including its powerful cameras, but it remains to be seen if the Mi 9 will help Xiaomi achieve its goal of finally breaking into Western markets.

Perhaps the most appealing aspect of the Mi 9 is its tri-lens rear setup, which consists of a 48MP main camera, 16MP ultra-wide and 12MP telephoto lens. These are joined by a 20MP selfie-cam, which seems surprisingly powerful for a front-facing snapper.

One novelty of the device is its curved back, as opposed to most handsets which have flat rears, which provides a unique feel as well as better protection for the phone 173g, 7,61mm phone. 

Faster wireless charging

The device's 3,300mAh battery is nothing particularly special compared to the rest of the market, but its 20W wireless charging seems rather useful (and speedy), particularly given that most devices have 15W wireless charging as standard currently.

The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, the latest processor that also powers some versions of the Samsung Galaxy S10 series. The Mi 9 also features Game Turbo mode, which when activated boosts performance and framerate while playing mobile games.

The Mi 9 will launch in three colors - 'Ocean Blue', 'Lavender Violet' (which looks red to us) and 'Piano Black'. The curved rear of the device causes a rainbox effect, according to Xiaomi, giving it a funky look.

You can pre-order the Mi 9 immediately - from Spain and Italy, where it'll release on February 28. We don't know the release date elsewhere, other than a cryptic "very soon" from Xiaomi, but will keep you updated when we find out.

The device starts at  €449 (converts to around $500, £390, AU$715) for the 64GB memory device and costs €499 (roughly $550, £430, AU$800) if you want 128GB internal storage.  We currently only know the prices in Euros, so the final cost in other currencies may be different upon release.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G may be your first 5G-ready phone

Sun, 02/24/2019 - 05:07

Xiaomi has just unveiled its first 5G smartphone at MWC 2019 and it's a reworking of its current flagship, the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.

Unlike the standard Mi Mix 3, the new version will come with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset inside to allow access to 5G internet. 

That's the top-end chipset we're seeing in a variety of flagship phones, including versions of the Galaxy S10.

It's set to support Three's forthcoming 5G network in the UK as well as Orange in wider European markets.

First to MWC

Xiaomi doesn't currently release its phones in the US, so it's unlikely you'll be able to buy the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G there.

Everything else we've seen for the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is here including the ceramic design, 256GB of storage and a 6.39-inch display. 

It also features the sliding design that allows you to access the front-facing selfie camera while having a full screen on the front without a notch. 

We don't have an exact release date for the Mi Mix 3 5G, but the company has said it'll be out around May 2019. When we learn more on the release date, we'll be sure to let you know.

We do know the price for Europe where it's set to cost €599 which is around £520 / $680 / AU$950.

We're live at the Xiaomi press conference right now where we're expecting to hear about the Xiaomi Mi 9 coming to European markets and possibly even a foldable phone.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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DeGale vs Eubank Jr live stream: how to watch the fight online from anywhere

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 13:05

After years of bitter rivalry and months of preparation, the two super-middleweights are finally about to meet in the boxing ring. The former sparring partners' relationship turned sour when insults got personal, and they've been at each other's throats ever since. Now it's time to take that into the ring and we'll tell you how to get a DeGale vs Eubank live stream regardless of where on Earth you are.

Chris Eubank Jr (27-2, 21 KOs) will be up against former two-time world super-middleweight champion DeGale (25-2-1, 15 KOs).

At 33 years old, DeGale has admitted that the outcome of this fight could determine if he continues his boxing career or retires completely. After giving up his IBF title last summer to chase big fights like this one, this is the decider. While Eubank Jr lost badly to George Groves last February, after an eight fight winning streak, and will be out in the ring looking to prove a point. 

To make sure you don't miss this grudge match, we've got information about your viewing options below together. Getting a DeGale vs Eubank live stream is even FREE in some regions and all perfectly legally.

Live stream DeGale vs Eubank Jr from outside your country

If you've been looking forward to this fight and already know where to watch, your plans may be scuppered if you're out of the country when you go to watch. That's because broadcasters geo-block their coverage if you try to watch from abroad.

But there's a clever workaround for this, which is perfectly legal (assuming the broadcaster's Ts&Cs allow it) and it involves using a piece of software called a VPN.

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The best Samsung Galaxy Watch Active prices and sales in February 2019

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 11:03

Samsung's announcement of its new Galaxy S10 phone wasn't the only new product information to drop. The tech retailer also announced its newest Galaxy smartwatch -  the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active. The newest Samsung wearable will be available to buy on March 8, but you can pre-order now at several retailers that we've listed below with prices.

As the name implies, the Samsung Galaxy Watch Active is focused on fitness, and its new design and features reflect that. The ultra-lightweight Galaxy Active comes in one size and features a 1.1-inch display. The fitness watch continually monitors your heart and will send alerts when an abnormal heart rate is detected. The Samsung watch can also help with your sleep and stress, analyzing your sleep patterns and sending you breathing exercises when high stress levels are detected. The Galaxy Active will also help you keep on track with your health and fitness goals by tracking up to 39 exercises and displaying your health summary on the smartwatch display. The waterproof watch comes in four different colors and has a battery that lasts for days on a single charge.

The Samsung Galaxy Active Watch has a pre-order price of $199.99/£229. The main reason the Active Watch is cheaper than the original Samsung Galaxy Watch ($329 / £279 for the 42mm model) is that the Active is missing the rotatable bezel, a core feature from the Samsung Galaxy Watch. So navigation of the menus and features is handled by the touchscreen and two side buttons. If you plan on using the Samsung watch just for fitness purposes, then the Galaxy Active is a great alternative at a lower price.

You'll find all the pre-order prices from several retailers below. For a limited time, Walmart is even offering a free charging pad if you pre-order the Galaxy Watch Active before March 17. Amazon UK is also offering a free charging pad if you order before April 19. Samsung UK is not only offering a free charging pad (must order before March 20), but will also knock £80 off your order if you trade in your old watch. 

Samsung Galaxy Watch pre-order prices

You can also find out more about the Samsung smartwatch with our Samsung Galaxy Watch Active review.

If you're interested in Samsung's newest phone you can find the best Samsung Galaxy S10 prices and deals in the US, and we've got you covered for UK pre-order deals of the Galaxy S10 too.

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Oppo’s new 10x lossless zoom technology lets you wave goodbye to blurry photos

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 10:21

Oppo is ready to give your distant subjects an extreme close-up. At a presentation today just ahead of Mobile World Congress, Oppo announced the new camera system that will be coming to future smartphones in the second quarter of 2019.

Its 10x lossless zoom technology will utilizes three camera modules to make it all come together. The main camera is a 48 megapixel, one for capturing everyday images, while a second 16mm, 120-degree wide-angle lens is designed to take in more of whatever you’re trying to capture.

The last is a telephoto lens with a focal length of 160mm, which has been carefully set up in a ‘periscope’ manner. A prism reflects light at 90 degrees onto the sensor, while also stabilizing the image the more you zoom in. According to Oppo, this new setup has improved image precision by up to 73%.

We got our hands on a prototype phone with the new camera, and we came away rather impressed. It’s important to note that you can’t just snap a photo and then zoom into it afterward expecting all the details to remain. The 10x zoom only comes into effect while you’re framing your image, not in-post after you’ve captured it.

Oppo had set us up in front of a town diorama, and we were able to use the demo phone to zoom in on a market scene. Even though we were slightly shaking our hands – on purpose – while taking the photo, the captured image was clear and detailed. Due to it being a prototype device, we weren’t able to test if the lossless zoom worked on video as well.

Scenarios where this level of zoom would be welcomed could be anything from snapping photos at a concert to trying to zoom in on architecture detailing. Zooming in on a subject while trying to retain detail is something that smartphones have struggled with for years, and have only recently gotten better at. 

We’ll have to wait and see how Oppo’s new cameras fare when it officially comes out next quarter, but for now it’s a suitably impressive bit of tech that snap-happy users are bound to appreciate.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone.

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Was this photo snapped on the rumored Nokia 9?

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 09:30

Press events for MWC 2019 start tomorrow, and one of the shows in the schedule is being hosted by Nokia: perhaps to unveil the Nokia 9. Now we've got what could be the first Nokia 9 snap to be made publicly available.

The image was snapped and posted to Instagram by photographer Konsta Punkka, with a caption referencing the Nokia event on February 24. The post is also labeled as a paid partnership with Nokia Mobile.

That Instagram post was then shared on Twitter by HMD Global's Chief Product Officer Juho Sarvikas, who said he was "super excited" to have Konsta appearing on stage at the launch.

You don't have to be a professional detective to put two and two together and make an informed guess that this really is a Nokia 9 image – and quite an impressive one at that, with plenty of detail in the darker and lighter areas.

Five-lens camera

Nokia phones have always put plenty of emphasis on camera quality, and the Nokia 9 is being tipped to have a five-lens camera around the back.

That should mean the phone is capable of some rather impressive photo trickery, but we'll have to wait and see on the details. If we're able to snap pictures as good as the one above with the Nokia 9, we'll be happy.

Away from the camera, the Nokia 9 is being tipped to come with a 6-inch display, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage on board. It might also have the "PureView" name attached – but we're not sure yet.

We are of course on the ground in Barcelona at MWC 2019, and will bring you all the announcements right here as they happen on Sunday and Monday.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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The OnePlus 7 5G is launching on EE in the UK soon, but skipping the US altogether

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 09:15

The OnePlus 7 5G has an official release date window and carrier, at least in the UK, but you shouldn't expect anything more than the 4G LTE version in the US.

The next OnePlus phone – and the first to support 5G – will launch in the second half of 2019 in the UK, exclusively through carrier EE, according to USA Today.

We'll even see a OnePlus 7 5G prototype teased at MWC 2019 on Monday, but for US consumers, it'll be a literal tease of what's to come, mostly likely in the OnePlus 7T.

The OnePlus 7 timing makes sense – Q2 2019 is between April 1 and the June 30. The OnePlus 6 was announced on May 16 last year and released on May 22.

OnePlus 7 specs confirmed

OnePlus 7, the popular placeholder name following the OnePlus 6T in November, won't deviate from the company's cheaper price for flagship-level specs philosophy.

It'll have the Snapdragon 855 chipset and use Qualcomm's 5G-capable X50 modem. This is the chipset that's inside the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10E phones, as well as the forthcoming Samsung Galaxy Fold.

The best news is that while 5G phones are going to be more expensive across the board, OnePlus founder and CEO Pete Lau said in the interview that he wants to keep them under $1,000 (about £766, AU$1,402).

Samsung never announced the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G price, but it'll certainly be well over $1,000 – that's the starting price of the 4G LTE Galaxy S10 Plus with a smaller screen, smaller battery and one less camera.

MWC (Mobile World Congress) is the world's largest showcase for the mobile industry, stuffed full of the newest phones, tablets, wearables and more. TechRadar is reporting live from Barcelona all week to bring you the very latest from the show floor. Head to our dedicated MWC 2019 hub to see all the new releases, along with TechRadar's world-class analysis and buying advice about your next phone. 

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Wales vs England live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2019 rugby online from anywhere

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 08:15

England are back after beating the favourites, Ireland and destroying France last match, to potentially win the 2019 Six Nations and this time it's an undefeated Wales standing in their way. It's yet another of the tournament's grudge matches, and you can be sure not to miss out on watching by following our advice on getting a Wales vs England live stream.

While England is on a bit of a winning streak, it's nothing compared to that of Wales. They've cruised (kind of) to a 24-19 win over France and a 26-15 defeat of Italy -that means they've won a record-equalling 11 in a row.

The two undefeated sides will meet on Welsh turf at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff. The Welsh side has made a few changes to it since beating France as coach Warren Gatland has opted for Gareth Anscombe to start as fly-half instead of the more experienced Dan Biggar and scrum-half Gareth Davies steps in for the injured Tomos Williams – lock Cory Hill will replace Adam Beard as skipper.

England's side now has Jack Nowell back on the wing, after sitting out the last game, and Ben Moon at loosehead prop replaces the injury-scuppered Mako Vunipola. England has beaten Wales in their last four matches, but this will be a tremendous test of their talent.

This game is set to be a powerful clash and is not to be missed. What's more, it's free-to-air in the UK. So keep reading to discover how to get an England vs Wales live stream in the third round of the 2019 Six Nations.

How to live stream Wales vs England in the UK for free How to live stream the Six Nations when you're not in your country

If you're outside your home country - whether that be the UK or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you'll realise that you can't as it's location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (assuming you comply with the broadcaster's TS&Cs), minus the risk of using a naughty stream from an illegal source.

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France vs Scotland live stream: how to watch Six Nations 2019 rugby online from anywhere

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 06:07

France are back after a battering from England last game, this time to take on Scotland in the 2019 Six Nations. It's a tricky one to predict, so make sure you tune in - regardless of where on Earth you are - with a France vs Scotland live stream.

France hasn't had a good run at the Six Nations so far, snatching defeat from the jaws of victory to Wales first and then being destroyed by England a fortnight ago. Scotland beat Italy but then lost narrowly to Ireland and now is riddled with injuries, so this game could be a chance to save face for the French side in front of their home support.

Scotland has lost its star man Finn Russell to injury, replaced by Pete Horne. Stuart Hogg at full-back and Huw Jones have also been lost to injuries. With Wales and England still to face, Scotland need to overcome all that to make sure that they have the best possible springboard to the World Cup later in the year.

The French side has been named by Jacques Brunel with youngsters Antoine Dupont and Romain Ntamack to replace veterans Morgan Parra and Camille Lopez.

This game is certainly going to be an intriguing clash and is not to be missed. What's more, it's free-to-air in the UK. So keep reading to discover how to get a France vs Scotland live stream in the third round of the 2019 Six Nations.

How to live stream Scotland vs France in the UK for free How to live stream the Six Nations when you're not in your country

If you're outside your home country - whether that be the UK or anywhere else - and try to start streaming the rugby via your native broadcaster, you'll realise that you can't as it's location restricted. Fear not, the action is still within your reach. All you need to do is download and install a VPN to effectively trick your computer into thinking that it's back home. That way you can enjoy your home coverage (assuming you comply with the broadcaster's TS&Cs), minus the risk of using a naughty stream from an illegal source.

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Google Fit is closing its website to focus on the apps

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:30

If you're a fan of using Google Fit on the web, brace yourself: it's getting closed down as Google shifts its focus to the apps for Android and Wear OS. The day the shutters come down is Wednesday, March 19.

"As we continue to focus efforts on adding new capabilities that enhance the mobile and smartwatch Google Fit experience, we’ll be turning off this Google Fit website on 19 March 2019," Google says via a banner on the Fit website.

The notice continues: "To keep tracking your activities and get coaching toward your health goals, install the Fit app on your Android phone or Wear OS smartwatch."

The website was a convenient way to get a look at Google Fit statistics on a big screen without installing an app, but it seems Google now views it as redundant – if you don't have the Android app you can find it here.

Not fit for purpose

The mobile app was given a major redesign at the end of last year, a redesign that hasn't been extended to the web – which was one sign that Google was about to pull it.

Considering just about every other app that Google makes is on the web and on smartphones though, from Gmail to Google Maps to Google Keep, it's strange that the browser version of Google Fit should get the chop.

You can't track steps or heart rate using your laptop, of course, which is perhaps one reason Google has decided to cease operations for Google Fit on the web.

Whatever the reasoning, you've got less than a month to enjoy looking up your exercise statistics online. All your Google Fit history and data will be kept and available through the Android app.

Via 9to5Google

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BT adds £50 M&S vouchers to its freebie-fuelled fibre broadband deals

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 05:15

Every time BT drops its latest broadband plans, there is always a sense of excitement to see what freebies they will have stacked on top. This week is especially exhilirating as BT Broadband has announced an offer that's completely exclusive to TechRadar readers - aren't you the lucky ones!

In addition to BT's usual enticement in the form of pre-paid Mastercards on its Superfast 1 and Superfast 2 packages, BT is also giving TechRadar fans a £50 M&S voucher. That means up to a total of £120 back in vouchers and Mastercards, knocking the overall effective price way down.

If you keep scrolling you will find the two BT broadband deals that come with these freebies, so you can choose the one that works best for you. But it is worth noting that these deals come to an end on February 28, so you do have to act fast.

BT's new fibre broadband deals What is a BT Reward Card?

The Reward Card that BT sends out is a pre-paid credit card that you can use anywhere that accepts Mastercard. In short, that's around a million shops, cafes and restaurants around the world, so you shouldn't find it difficult to find places to spend, spend, spend.

It's an old-fashioned chip and pin card, rather than contactless. But do make sure that you claim your Reward Card within three months of installation, otherwise you'll lose out on all that cash.

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It's never been a better time to get big data SIM only deals on the cheap

Sat, 02/23/2019 - 04:09

When it comes to the state of the current SIMO market, it's tempting to splutter up a hoary old cliche about London buses and their unpredictable frequency of arrival. But when it comes to bargain huge data SIM only deals, four have come along at once rather than the rather pedestrian two.

Whether you're hunting for SIM only deals because your two year contract just finally ran out, you just ordered a fresh SIM-free Galaxy S10, or simply aren't happy with your current tariff and want to know what else is out there - this quartet of SIMO spectaculars should be just what you're after.

We've listed them with full details below, with Three staying top of our tree with arguably the very best SIM only deal we've ever seen. That gets you unlimited data for only £20 per month. While an extra fiver a month gets you more flexibility with Smarty and now with a free month thrown in.

1. Three - Unlimited data SIMO for £20 per month 2. Smarty - Commitment-free SIM + one month free 3. EE - 20GB data on UK's fastest 4G network for £20 p/m 4. Vodafone - New 100GB for £20 per month SIMO
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A DECADE of Innovation; Samsung Marks the Beginning of a New Era

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 23:00

This year is bigger than ever! Samsung has not only introduced what many have been waiting for, but it has also revealed the most exciting surprise of the year. The new release of the Galaxy S10 celebrates its 10th anniversary, and this deserved an extra guest on the stage of Unpacked 2019; the Galaxy Fold, which will initiate the trend of foldable smartphones and will be available soon in the UAE.

The event was absolutely jaw-dropping as the most innovative features of the Galaxy S10 were finally unveiled, and you’re going to love what’s coming!

Good Bye Bezel!!

The Galaxy S10 promises a cinematic display as its screen goes from edge to edge and shows almost NO bezel at all. It literally looks like a full surface of a display without any interruption; imagine what watching movies would feel like!!

But that’s not a surprise, is it? In the field of maximizing screen size, Samsung has always proved to be a pioneer throughout all its Galaxy models, and the Galaxy S10 is here to put an end to the game once and for all. You would think that this makes the device more vulnerable, but here’s the good news: Its screen is actually made of the most durable glass in the market.

On-Screen Fingerprint Scan

The Galaxy S10 guarantees even more privacy than ever as it uses a 3D scanning technology, making it the most secure phone in the market. The ultrasonic fingerprint prevents unauthorized access to your device through paper copies of your fingerprint. It’s super convenient that even with all this security, the phone simply unlocks with your on-screen touch.

Who Said Only Pros Can do Photography?

Imagine having all the lenses you could ever need in your pocket. That’s exactly what the Galaxy S10 feels like as it offers a variety of embedded lenses; from Panoramic Ultra-Wide to Dual Aperture lenses. You can now capture even more than the human eye can see and even embrace the dim light. With that, you don’t need to worry about fitting all your family members into one picture, or capturing the full breakfast view, or even posing next to the tallest building in the world. You could have it all in one!

If you’re an amateur photographer who isn’t into manual settings, Samsung has got you covered; the intelligent Photo Assistant in the device automatically finds the best way for you to compose your photo, and it optimizes it in no time to get you great results.

In this age, we don’t only care about photos but also videos, right? Well, the Galaxy S10 functions much like an action camera as it takes videos that are a lot more stable than those taken with normal cameras. So, if you’re an adventurer, you know which phone is the one.

Sharing is caring!

Now that all of this is out, what else could Samsung invent? That’s what we all said back in 1999 when innovators at Samsung developed both the watch phone and the TV phone, bringing productivity and entertainment into the world of communications. What about that time when Samsung launched the True Color Phone in 2002? Who would’ve expected, back then, to witness the revolution of the active matrix LCD displays? That changed the mobile industry forever, and Samsung, once again, is only doing what it has always been doing; not only changing the shape of the phone but also changing the shape of the future.

What’s even better is that the Galaxy S10 has the most convenient feature; Wireless Power-Sharing. With the Galaxy S10 serving as a portable charger, phones and wearables around you would never run out of battery. Imagine a scenario when you go on a run and realize halfway that your earbuds are out of battery; how unlucky is that? All you need to do is to place them on the back of the phone, and let it do its magic. So, saving battery is so last year; the Galaxy S10 not only charges batteries but also saves its own battery intelligently as it optimizes according to your own routine. Next time someone asks for a charger, know that the Galaxy S10 is always the answer.

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Best all-in-one PCs 2019: top compact AIO desktops

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:25

Unlike your traditional desktop towers, the best all-in-one PCs have the displays built into the chassis of the computer. You’ll often find a mix of desktop and laptop components in an all-in-one PC, and while that does make it harder to upgrade, there are certainly advantages to this approach.

One of the core advantages of the best all-in-one PCs is that they take up much less space than the best PCs typically do – you don’t need to set aside space for a monitor, a tower and all the other assorted peripherals. And, because you’re using fewer cables – only one power cable, and no display cables – it’s less likely you’ll trip over errant cables.

This makes the best all-in-one PCs perfect options for offices that want to maintain a sleek and professional image. It’s no coincidence that all-in-one PCs are favored by professionals in the creative industry, especially the Surface Studio 2 or iMac Pro. On the flipside, the best all-in-one PCs are often the most affordable desktops, and they’ll give users plenty of power and a decent screen paired together in one package.

Below are the best all-in-ones PCs handpicked and regularly updated in traditional TechRadar fashion.

Back when the original Surface Studio hit the streets, it was a game changer for artists and content creators alike. And, even in 2019, the sequel still stands in a league of its own. The Surface Studio 2 doesn’t just feature the same gorgeous display and unique functionality, but it also ups the power significantly, making it a much more future-proof device. It’s still extraordinarily expensive, but if your use case is right for the Surface Studio 2, then, it’s hard to think of a better all-in-one PC.

Read the full review: Surface Studio 2

The iMac Pro, more than any other computer on this list, is aimed squarely at professionals – and it has the hardware to back it up. Packed with up to an 18-core Intel Xeon processor and up to 128GB of RAM, there isn’t a single thing you could throw at the iMac Pro to slow it down. And, while it is, without a doubt, outrageously expensive – it doesn’t really matter. If you’re the type of person that needs this level of power (you know who you are) then the price is absolutely justified. 

Read the full review: iMac Pro

Resting atop an articulating stand, the Dell XPS 27 AIO comprises of a massive 4K Ultra HD touchscreen display with a whopping sextet of ear-numbing speakers. Not only is it attractive, but it’s also top-notch when it comes to delivering powerful specs. Whether you’re making your  own beats or vibing out to someone else’s; watching films or editing  them yourself, the Dell XPS 27 should be at the top of your list when shopping around for a new PC. 

Read the full review: Dell XPS 27 AIO

Not to be shown up by the 5K iMac or new Dell XPS AIO, HP has its own unique take on the all-in-one desktop. Though it also has all its components stored in its base like the Surface Studio, the HP Envy Curved All-in-One also adds in a booming speaker bar. Add in the ultra-wide curved screen and this is one of the best and most immersive PC for enjoying movies.

While Apple's iMac with Retina 5K display is one of the most impressive all-in-ones around, its price places it out of the reach of most people. However, if you're up for the expense there's no greater MacOS machine than this -- that is until the iMac Pro arrives. It comes with Apple's sharpest 27-inch 5K Retina display. Excellent build quality and hardy specs, also makes it a PC built to last, and a fine option for productivity work, watching movies or light gaming.

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The best gaming PC 2019: 10 of the top gaming desktops you can buy

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:22

This year is packed to the brim with great upcoming games, titles like Doom Eternal and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice promise to be some of the best PC games in years. Not to mention games that are already out, like Metro Exodus and Anthem. So, if you want to prepare yourself for the onslaught of great games in 2019, you should arm yourself with one of the best gaming PCs. No matter which games you plan to buy, having one of the best gaming PCs for your budget can make all the difference.

It doesn’t matter whether you prefer Intel, AMD or Nvidia – most PC makers will let you choose the best processors and best graphics card for your needs anyway. And, now there are Nvidia Turing graphics cards, the best gaming PCs are about to get even better looking. 

So, we gathered up some of the best gaming PCs on the market, some from popular manufacturers like Alienware and MSI, to more exotic brands like Origin. We put these PCs through rigorous testing to find out which ones will provide the best bang for your buck. These are the 10 best gaming PCs on the market right now, and all of them will be able to destroy any PC game you throw at them.

The Corsair One has been among the best gaming PCs ever since its debut a few years ago, and the Corsair One i160 takes things to a whole new level with Nvidia Turing graphics and Intel Coffee Lake Refresh processors. With this gaming PC, you’ll be able to tackle 4K gaming on a machine that’s not much larger than your average gaming console. It is expensive though – that much power kind of has to be – but it may be worth it if you’re looking for a small form factor machine without compromises.

Read the full review: Corsair One i160 

This isn’t your everyday pre-built gaming PC. The Alienware Aurora R7 feat of engineering in that it packs full-sized PC parts into chassis much smaller than your traditional mid-tower rig. At the same time it’s easily upgradeable and attractive to look at. All of which we would expect considering its extremely high price tag. Luckily, the Alienware Aurora R7 is both of these things and will impress those not ready or willing to build their own gaming PC.

Read the full review: Alienware Aurora R7

  • This product is only available in the US and UK at the time of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the MSI Aegis 3 

It’s not uncommon anymore for PC makers to brandish their pre-built desktop rigs as VR-ready. What is unusual is to do so with a computer that’s also ready to conquer any game you throw at it at well over 60 frames per second and for under two grand. That’s exactly what MSI has accomplished with the Infinite A, a tower whose graphical efforts aren’t thwarted by its preparedness for VR, nor is it so expensive that it would see your head turn the other way.

Read the full review: MSI Infinite A

  • This product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. Australian and UK readers: check out a fine alternative in the Overclockers 8Pack Asteroid 

If you’re on the market for the best gaming PC under $1,000, the Intel Hades Canyon NUC is for you. This tiny gaming PC isn’t just cost-effective, but it takes up little to no space, looking more like a set-top box than a gaming PC. Don’t let its size fool you, though – it packs all the power of the best gaming laptops, with an 8th-generation Intel Core i7 processor and discrete AMD Radeon graphics. You’ll have to supply your own RAM, storage and OS, but if you have extra PC hardware lying around, you can save even more money.

Read the full review: Intel Hades Canyon NUC 

Positioned as a ’console killer,’ the MSI Trident 3 looks a lot like an Xbox One S and is more powerful than a PS4 Pro, but at the end of the day, it’s a PC that feels just right in your living room. Complete with all the ports you could ever dream of, the MSI Trident 3’s advantages are clear. Still, in trying to be as thin and light as possible, the MSI Trident 3 comes equipped with a 330W external power supply brick, resembling some of the most less attractive console designs.

Read the full review: MSI Trident 3

If you’re buying a pre-built PC, upgrades should be simple, right? That’s the philosophy behind the Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900. Embellished with red lights all over, the front of its chassis is bespeckled with textured patterns that’ll no doubt make your friends jealous. On top of offering support for a VR-ready GTX 1080, the Lenovo IdeaCentre boasts SLI support and room for up to 64GB of RAM, which are thankfully complemented by a convenient tool-less design.

Read the full review: Lenovo IdeaCentre Y900

  • This product is only available in the US and UK as of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Corsair One.

Much like the sublime Dell XPS 13, the Dell XPS Tower is a lesson in packing beefy specs into a svelte chassis. This inconspicuous gaming machine looks a lot like the computer that’s been collecting dust in your dad’s office, rather than something powering the latest PC games. But, beneath that quiet exterior, the Dell XPS Tower is one of the best gaming PCs on the market, with 8th-generation Intel Coffee Lake processors and Nvidia GTX 10-series graphics cards. With the Dell XPS Tower Special Edition,you’re getting one of the best gaming PCs money can buy, without any of the off-putting ‘gamer aesthetic’.

Read the full review: Dell XPS Tower Special Edition 

  • This product is only available in the US and UK as of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Corsair One.

When you buy a computer from Origin, it’s almost like you’re building it on your own. You have to be familiar enough with PC components to decide for yourself what goes into the rig and how much money you’re going to spend on it. So, of course, our only real criticism of the Origin Millennium is that you can build a similar model for cheaper. However, because of its subtle design and flexible specs, we’re willing to bet you won’t want to.

Read the full review: Origin Millennium 

  • This product is only available in the US as of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Overclockers 8Pack Asteroid.

In classic Alienware fashion, the Area 51 Threadripper Edition pushes the limits of both technology and your wallet. It’s wildly powerful, markedly featuring the latest AMD Ryzen Threadripper 1950X across all of its configurations. The Area 51’s triad-design hasn’t changed much since its introduction back in 2014, but on the inside this machine is essentially tool-less to upgrade, not that you would even need to.

Read the full review: Alienware Area 51 Threadripper Edition 

  • This product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Corsair One  

We knew that it was only a matter of time before the best gaming PCs started rolling out with the latest Coffee Lake Refresh and Nvidia Turing parts, and the MSI Trident X is here to lead the charge. This small-form factor PC pulls no punches, and will absolutely demolish any game you throw at it, at any resolution. Just keep in mind that the thin metal build might be a bit flimsy for travel, and its price tag is kind of steep. But, if you’re looking for no-holds-barred power that won’t look out of place in your living room, you can’t do much better.

Read the full review: MSI Trident X

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Best PC power supply 2019: top PSUs for your PC

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:16

Before you set out to build a new PC, you should find the best power supply for your build, as it really is critically important. They might not be as exciting as the best graphics card, but every PC component will rely on the power supply for, well, power. You don’t want to compromise on your power supply, even if it does mean you have less cash for one of the best processors.

However, picking up the best PC power supply doesn’t have to be expensive. Even if you’re on a tight budget, you can find a good deal on many of the best power supplies. Don’t worry, there are still high-end power supplies, bedecked in all the RGB lighting you’d expect and enough power capacity to power a small village – or one of the best gaming PCs with two RTX 2080 Tis in SLI. No matter your needs, though, you’ll find the best power supplies right here on this list.

And, you’re going to want to find the best one. Having a PC power supply die on you is a terrible experience, and many of the symptoms of a dying power supply can slip by unnoticed. The worst silent killer could be as subtle as some lost power efficiency, leading to your PC to outright refuse to turn on one day. By the time you notice your PSU is starting to die, it may be too late. So, don’t wait until you have a power crisis, pick up one of the best PC power supplies today, so it doesn’t fail tomorrow. 

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The Corsair RM750x scores the top spot on this list for one simple reason: it’s the most well-rounded power supply you can buy today. On top of a 10 year warranty and an 80 Gold Plus efficiency rating, the Corsair has a fully modular cable system. This means you only need to install the cables you need – you can say goodbye to the mess of cables and shoddy airflow that non-modular PSUs endure. 

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If you’re looking to save some cash on your PC build, you don’t have a ton of options for cheap power supplies that aren’t terrible. In situations like this, an economical option like the EVGA 500 B1 might be the best PC power supply for you. For less than the cost of a AAA game, you can expect 500 watts of power transmitted through several SATA cables and two PCIe cables – it covers the bare essentials, which is exactly what a budget power supply should do. The three-year warranty is just the cherry on top.

  • This product is only available in the US and UK at the time of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Corsair RM750x 

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Even the best PSUs seem to have extremely loud fans, and unlike case fans, it’s not exactly easy to replace them. Luckily, the Straight Power 10 line-up runs nice and quiet. Options range from 400w to 700w, and they’re SLI and Crossfire certified. They’re also modular, meaning you only need to use the cables that are necessary for your build.  

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The best PC power supplies unfortunately tend to be giant hunks of metal that don’t fit into smaller PC cases. However, the Silverstone SFX SST SX550 is a compact power supply that fits in plenty of cases. It’s half the size of most of the other PSUs on this list, allowing for more room for better airflow. This makes it an easy pick for anyone building a mini ITX or micro ATX build, and you can even slide it into a mid- or full-tower, if you feel like it. And, with small form-factor PCs being all the rage in 2018 – it’s easy to see why the Silverstone SFX is one of the best PC power supplies.

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If you’re a serious builder that plans on building an absolute behemoth of a rig, with multiple graphics cards, cooling systems on top of some healthy overclocking, the Corsair AX1500i is the best PC power supply for you. It has the highest possible 80 Plus Titanium efficiency rating, and is fully modular, so you only need to add the cables your build actually requires. 

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If you’re really trying to maximise the visual appeal of your build, a modular power supply is almost essential – you can avoid all of those messy looking wires cluttering up your case. The NZXT E650 takes things a step further. Not only is it a fully modular power supply, meaning you only need to connect the wires you actually need, but it’s also extremely attractive itself, begging to be shown off in your case. This is all topped off with an 80 Plus Gold efficiency rating and a 10-year warranty – not only will it look good, but it’ll deliver power efficiently and last forever while it does it. 

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In 2018, if your PC isn’t strapped to the nines with RGB lighting, you’re not trying hard enough. Enter the Thermaltake Smart RGB 700W – not only does it have beautiful, addressable RGB lighting, but it also features a reliable 80 Plus efficiency rating and enough power to support even the best gaming PCs. Yeah, it’s not modular, but at less than a hundred bucks, we’re willing to look the other way – especially with that sick lighting. 

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Best RAM 2019: the top memory for your PC

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:14

Even if your computer is an absolute unit, you’ll eventually run into some kind of slow down. Thanks to memory hungry operating systems like macOS Mojave or Windows 10, having the enough fast RAM is more important to the best PCs than ever. If your PC is starting to slow down, it might be time to go out and pick up more of the best RAM.

But, before you head out and pick up a couple sticks of memory, keep in mind that there are so many different capacities, speeds and even sizes of RAM. If you’re not intimately familiar with the PC hardware scene, you might have a tough time looking for the best RAM.

Fortunately, we here at TechRadar are intimately familiar with the PC hardware scene, and have picked out the best RAM we’ve used over the last year or so. Whether you’re looking for a quick and easy upgrade that’ll let you open more Chrome tabs, or if you’re trying to run the best PC games, you’ll need the best RAM you can get your hands on. 

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Best RAM: Corsair Vengeance LED

Corsair is one of the most trusted names when it comes to the best RAM on the market. Its Vengeance series, especially, has something for everyone with its LED DDR4 offerings. On top of giving PC builders that extra touch of vibrant lighting, this RAM has robust heat spreaders that maximise cooling for higher overclocking and maximum performance. Corsair’s Vengeance LED DDR4 series also features CL16 latency and whopping 3,466 MHz speeds, so it’s just as fast and responsive as it is aesthetic.

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Best DDR4 RAM: G.Skill Trident Z RGB

At this point, everyone kind of knows about G. Skill and its Trident Z RGB series of RAM. This is some of the best RAM not just because it’s fast, but the top of every DIMM features a full-spectrum rainbow wave light bar that you can use to match your RGB lighting across your entire system. Trident Z RGB DDR4 RAM features CAS latencies between 14 and 19 which is awesome enough, but with speeds up to 4,266, it’s almost perfect. No matter your aesthetic, it’s hard to argue with the G. Skill TridentZ RGB as the best RGB RAM.

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Best DDR3 RAM: Kingston HyperX Predator

Kingston’s high-performance HyperX has some of the best DDR3 RAM on the market and the Predator models is particularly tuned for  and extreme-performance that’s further expandable with XMP profiles. The Predator DDR3 series achieves CL9 to CL11 latencies and speeds between 1866MHz to 2666MHz.

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Best Budget RAM: Kingston HyperX Fury 

This Kingston HyperX Fury is auto overclocked memory that won’t empty your wallet. This smart DDR3 or DDR4 RAM auto-detects system components to overclock to the highest speeds possible, optimizing performance for all of Intel’s latest chipsets. It comes with latencies between CL14 and CL16, and has speeds between 2,133 and 2,666MHz. While it’s inexpensive, it really can have a huge impact on the performance of your rig. 

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Best High-end RAM: Corsair Dominator Platinum

If you need to perform a  lot of high-intensity tasks, the Corsair Dominator Platinum is the best RAM for you. The chrome heat spreaders not only allow for premium performance, but they also allow for maximum bling. The massive heatsinks might get in the way of more low-profile builds, but if you’re running your RAM at 4,000MHz, things can get pretty toasty. On the low end, Corsair also offers a low-latency C14 version of the Dominator Platinum at 2,400MHz.

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Best double capacity memory: G.Skill Trident Z RGB DC

Sometimes, especially when you’re looking for the best gaming components, ‘go big or go home’ is the best advice. And, when you want more RAM than you’ll know what to do with, you’re going to want to go with the G.Skill Trident Z RGB DC memory. The DC stands for double capacity, as in,  32GB per stick. Now, this is definitely not the fastest memory in the world, right now it’s only available in up to 3,200 MHz, but if you need a lot of RAM without taking up too many DIMM slots (like if you have a big CPU cooler or a Mini-ITX board), you can’t go wrong with the G.Skill TridentZ RGB DC.

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Best gaming RAM: Adata Spectrix D80 

If you’re going for an all-out no-holds-barred build, and you want the flashiest hardware so that your desktop can illuminate your office, you’re going to want the Adata Spectrix D80. Not only is it available in frequencies up to 5,000MHz, but it’s liquid-cooled, which means you shouldn’t ever have to worry about it overheating on you. The Adata Spectrix D80 is going to be the best RAM for gaming in an RGB-lit cavern. 

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Best RGB RAM: HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB

HyperX has always been a huge name in desktop memory, and it’s not hard to see why. The DIMMs they release always feature the latest technologies without pushing the price higher than it really needs to be – and the HyperX Predator DDR4 RGB is yet another example. Not only is this ram fast, but it looks good, too – with Infrared Sync tech that promises to actually synchronize the lighting between DIMMs. And, with its stylish black heat spreaders, this is the best RAM if you want your gaming PC to reach max aesthetic.

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Best Low-Profile RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX

Corsair’s Vengeance LPX RAM is made for users who want the maximum performance with minimum footprint. This low-profile RAM is essential for PC builds with massive CPU coolers. Despite being so low-profile, they still feature an eight-layer heat spreader to cool while overclocking. While its thin design doesn’t allow for LEDs, but you can get it in three colors: black, red or blue.  

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Best Mac RAM: G.Skill Mac RAM

Just like their dedication to laptop and desktop RAM, G.Skill has RAM upgrades for Macs, too. Adding more memory on the Apple Store is needlessly expensive, so going with a third-party kit can help you save a ton of money – assuming that your machine is one the last remaining MacBooks or iMacs that are still upgradable. These SO-DIMM have a CAS latency between 9 and 11 and have between 1,333MHz and 1,600MHz. The best bang for the buck seems to be the G.Skill DDR3-1333 for Mac.

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Best Laptop RAM: Crucial Ballistix Sport

Crucial is by far the best RAM for laptop systems. This manufacturer has designed its Crucial Ballistix Sport SODIMMs for efficient battery life while still delivering fast speeds for multi-tasking. It’s ideal for anyone wanting to speed up the best laptops, and this memory likely offers higher memory speed than anything coming stock in your laptop. Just make sure your laptop actually lets you upgrade the RAM – repairability is falling out of fashion these days.

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Best CPU cooler 2019: top CPU coolers for your PC

Fri, 02/22/2019 - 17:11

What’s cooler than being cool? That’s right, keeping your PC components ice cold. And, before you go out to find more exciting components like the best graphics cards, you should seriously consider picking out the best CPU cooler, in order to build the best gaming PC you can. After all, keeping your CPU at a low temperature will increase your computer’s longevity – and performance.  

The best CPU coolers will come in every shape and size these days, and the right one for you will depend on what you’re trying to do and what kind of processor you’re using. Luckily, you don’t have to break open the piggy bank – many of the best air coolers are extremely affordable. And, there are still plenty of elaborate liquid cooling systems out there if you’re looking to splurge.

Don’t worry, though – we have your back, no matter what kind of CPU cooler you’re looking for. We’ll help you find the best CPU cooler on the market right now. And, because we’ve handpicked all the CPU blocks here, you can use our exclusive price comparison tool, so you know you’re always getting the best deal. 

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The Noctua NH-D15 is the best CPU cooler you can buy in 2019 simply because it performs just as well as – if not better than some liquid coolers, while costing a fraction of the price. Now, you might not be too familiar with Noctua’s name, as they’re relatively small in the CPU cooler world, but its business is centered around designing coolers, so you know that when you buy one of their products, you’re getting a product by people who really know their craft. Not only will you get fantastic cooling performance from the NH-D15, but it’s nearly silent too. 

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There are some products out there that never really age out of relevance, and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Evo is still one of the best CPU coolers on the market. Even though it only features four heat pipes and an aluminum fin structure, this legendary CPU cooler has proven again and again to be just as efficient as any liquid cooling system. This air cooler is designed to make heat dissipation a breeze – literally – whether you’re playing Metro Exodus at max settings or browsing Twitter. 

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Noctua is an Austrian manufacturer that does one thing, and one thing only: make CPU coolers and fans. What this means is that while the Noctua NH-L9 is tiny, it is still capable of insane cooling with no compromises. This is a fantastic cooler for anyone with a smaller build, or even if you’re using a ton of large components, and you’re not comfortable with liquid cooling.  

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Corsair has been on top of the all-in-one liquid cooling game for a while now, and the H100i Pro continues the trend. Not only is this thing strapped in the RGB lighting we’ve come to expect from Corsair, but it also features impressive cooling performance, thanks in part to its powerful and unique fans, which you can control through Corsair’s iCue software. This all results in a CPU cooler that not only performs well, but that is also completely customizable. 

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If you’re looking for a powerful liquid cooler that’ll help contribute to your epic RGB setup, the Deepcool Gamerstorm Castle 240 RGB is the best CPU cooler for you. Beyond the ridiculous name, it’s a reliable AIO cooler that can push your overclocks higher and higher with addressable RGB that’s compatible with a wide range of controllers – so you can effortlessly sync your lighting. The CPU Block stands a little high, but when it looks this good, does it really matter?

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If you’re running one of the best processors, and you want to push it to the limit, the NZXT Kraken X72 is the best CPU cooler for overclocking. Not only does it pack a gigantic radiator, but its high fan speeds ensure that cooling performance is top-notch all the time. And, because it’s 2019, it features addressable RGB and an infinite mirror design that looks amazing in any case. Then, to top it all off, the NZXT Kraken X72 is backed by a 6 year warranty.

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There isn’t a single component that can’t be improved through RGB, and Cooler Master is well aware – jumping on the RGB bandwagon with the MasterLIquid ML 120R RGB. What’s more, it integrates some of the first addressable LEDs seen on a liquid cooler. This all-in-one liquid cooling solution isn’t just about aesthetics – it features an oxidation free pump and an efficient radiator. This means that not only will it last longer – but it’ll keep your CPU cooler, and all without giving up too much case real estate.

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For less than 70 big ones in both US dollars and British sterling, the Arctic Liquid Freezer 120 is a deal you can’t pass up if you’re on the prowl for a liquid cooler that won’t break the bank. While it lacks the bells and whistles of pricier, more extravagant liquid coolers, like the NZXT Kraken, the Arctic Liquid cooler is enough to get you by, not to mention it’s still a massive step up from the classic fan and heatsink pairing. So, while you can’t expect RGB lighting or software – or even hardware-based fan control, the 120mm variant of the Arctic Liquid Freezer will keep your system refrigerated at a (mostly) quiet volume. 

  • This product is only available in the US and UK at the time of this writing. Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Corsair Hydro Series H5 SF 

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Even if your budget will allow you to really go all-out on a serious liquid cooling solutions, if you have a smaller PC case, you’ll likely not have enough space. That’s where something like the Corsair Hydro H5 SF comes into play. Even on the smallest PC cases, you should able to use this CPU cooler to keep your CPU chilled, even if you have some beastly overclocks going on. And, because it’s a closed loop, you don’t even need to worry about maintenance. Set it up, and let it do its thing – you won’t be disappointed. 

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Unless you’re already neck deep in the rabbit hole that is silent PC assembly, you’ve probably never heard of NoFan, a South Korean component company that specializes in helping enthusiasts reach that 0dBA silent sweet spot. In doing so, of course, you can count on severely limiting yourself in terms of power, with its CR-95C fanless solution being limited in compatibility to processors whose TDP fall below 95W. Still, the NoFan CR-95C is worth a shot for those sporting low-power rigs that prioritize tranquility over raw horsepower. 

  •  This Product is only available in the US at the time of this writing. UK and Australian readers: check out a fine alternative in the Noctua NH-L9 
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