TCL NXTPAPER is new tablet tech for the new normal

And other new devices perfect for the new normal!



TCL is showing off their newest display technology — NXTPAPER — along with two new TCL tablets. The NXTPAPER display technology features a reflective screen to repurpose natural light. This is what makes it the world’s first “zero eye strain” display on larger screen devices. TCL is also introducing two new tablets to in their 10 Series: TCL 10 TABMAX and TCL 10 TABMID.

NXTPAPER Technology

TCL’s NXTPAPER Technology is an artistic combination of screen and paper. It is TCL’s culmination of two years of product research and design. They’ve even had to make 11 patents for eye protection testing in the process. This display technology promises to provide Full-HD definition with a paper-like immersive visual experience.

You get to experience everything in full color with no flicker, no stutter, and no harmful blue light. To achieve this, they combined a highly reflective screen to reuse natural light. This display technology reduces eye strain and has received eye protection certifications from the German Rhine laboratory, SGS laboratory, and German VDE.

When tested, TCL claims that the NXTPAPER performed better with contrast output and battery efficiency compared to a typical LCD panel. Not to mention, it somewhat lives up to its name by achieving all this while being slimmer and lighter. Designed with a larger format device in mind, TCL brought in their NXTPAPER technology to their tablets. With this technology, they hope to have stepped up in creating the ideal technology for learning and reading.


The TCL 10 TABMAX features another new display technology: NXTVISION. With this technology,  the display is able to deliver on stunning vibrant colors and rich details. The tablet has a 10.36-inch FHD+ display, 8.3mm narrow bezels, and a widescreen layout that allows you to unleash your full creative juices without holding back. With ultra-low latency, a natural in-hand feel, and elegant design, the TCL Stylus lets you write and draw like you would on paper.

The TCL 10 TABMAX comes with an 8-megapixel front-facing camera, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera and a large 8000 mAh battery for your daily grind of work. The tablet also features a Kids Mode for parental surveillance if needed. It will be available across select regions globally in both 4G and Wi-Fi-only models making this tablet a great companion for work, study, and play anywhere.

The TCL 10 TABMAX is available in October for EUR 299 for the 4G variant and EUR 249 for the Wi-Fi only variant, respectively.


The TCL 10 TABMID offers high-quality features for your daily grind of work and study in a lighter, sleeker design. Weighing in at a mere 325g, this tablet won’t be weighing you down wherever you take it. The TCL 10 TABMID has an 8-inch FHD IPS display decked out with NXTVISION too.

The TCL TABMID can power through movies, games, emails, and more with its 5500 mAh battery. The tablet features a one-touch fingerprint sensor for easy log-in and security, Kids Mode for parental surveillance, and a special-edition dark blue back cover. It offers a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and an 8megapixel rear-facing camera. Overall, the tablet looks to be a great all-around device for students and working adults amid the new normal.

The TCL TABMID offers both Wi-Fi and 4G connectivity and will be available in October for EUR 229.


Nokia created a new Nokia 3310 but it’s just cake

Always has been



After years of languishing in the darkness, Nokia has ascended back into the spotlight as a staple of the smartphone industry. That happened five years ago. HMD Global, the current owner of Nokia’s products, has a lot to be thankful for. And what’s a better way to celebrate a milestone anniversary than with a cake? To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Nokia’s new era, the company has partnered with renowned cake sculptor Michelle Wibowo.

The cake is designed after none other than the iconic Nokia 3310. Though it’s the newer version of the classic phone, the cake looks hyper-realistic. It looks as great as the actual phone. However, it was made with chocolate sponge and vanilla buttercream. The casing, on the other hand, is made with a hand-painted sugar shell casing.

Of course, Nokia has since launched a flurry of other phones since then. But the brand is especially indebted to the Nokia 3310 as one of the early devices that catapulted it to the top of the tech world in the early 2000s. The classic Nokia 3310 was launched in September 2000.

Michelle Wibowo is a famous cake sculptor known around the world. She has created works of art like the Hogwarts Castle and lifelike depictions of popular figures like Queen Elizabeth II. The hyper-realistic Nokia 3310 cake certainly echoes the past trend of creating everyday items with cake.

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Qualcomm officially launches Snapdragon 8 Gen 1

Coming first late 2021



A few days ago, Qualcomm officially confirmed a coming name change for its ubiquitous Snapdragon chipset series. Of course, though Qualcomm already announced the change, the company did not reveal the new naming scheme. Now, the mystery is gone. Welcome, the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

Sporting a new coat of paint, the chipset touts an improved 5G modem, the X65 5G. According to the company, the modem can reportedly reach 10Gbps in download speeds. It can also connect to the emerging Wi-Fi 6 standard, allowing up to 3.6Gbps in download speeds. The upper limit won’t mean much in today’s still-young 5G global network. However, it does mean much for the chipset’s longevity.

In the camera department, the chipset sports an 18-bit processor which can supposedly process 4,000 times more data than its predecessor. It can support up to three 36-megapixel cameras simultaneously. It can shoot up to 8K HDR footage at 30 frames per second, UHD footage at 120 frames per second, or slow-mo 720p videos at 960 frames per second.

Qualcomm didn’t specifically indicate how much the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 differs from the Snapdragon 888 in the performance department. However, it will once again focus on the future of AI. Features that use AI will reportedly get a boost going forward.

According to the company, the first smartphones with the chipset will launch sometime by the end of the year. As expected, more smartphones will come out next year in 2022.

SEE ALSO: Upcoming Snapdragon chipset scores 1000000 on AnTuTu

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Jack Dorsey steps down as Twitter CEO

Successors named



Twitter’s Jack Dorsey has been as much of a staple for the social media network as Mark Zuckerberg has for Facebook. However, as followers of Apple and Microsoft can attest to, long-standing figureheads of tech can change in an instant. Twitter is suddenly undergoing just that sort of shakeup. In a surprise announcement, Dorsey has announced that he is stepping down as Twitter CEO.

On-brand for his eccentric personality, Dorsey tweeted out the internal email detailing his resignation from his post. According to the email, Dorsey now feels that it is time to transition the company from a “founder-led” system to something potentially greater. He, along with other members of the board, has already appointed successors for his position.

First, now-former Twitter CTO Parag Agrawal will serve as the company’s CEO effective immediately. Agarwal was formerly an engineer with Twitter but has since led the company through several key decisions beside Dorsey.

Secondly, Bret Taylor, a member of Twitter’s board, will eventually serve as the new chairman. Dorsey will still serve the rest of this term until around May. Between now and the end of his term, Dorsey will help both new leaders transition into their new positions.

Though Dorsey’s announcement has a sense of intensity, this isn’t the first time that the Twitter founder exited his position. Back in 2008, he left his post for a time before returning to helm the company again in 2015. Only time will tell whether this current resignation will stick and what role he will transition into now. Regardless, it’s a new era for Twitter.

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