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Apple iPhone 5se poses with the 5, iPad Air 3 coming too

Apple iPhone 5se poses with the 5, iPad Air 3 coming too

Once upon a time, Apple was famous, if not notorious, for being able to keep much of its secrets under wraps until the appointed time of product reveals. Nowadays it suffers the same fate as any other major OEM in terms of near-accurate leaks. Like this latest photo of the iPhone 6c 5se, which is seen side by side the iPhone 5, both smartphones flaunting their petite 4-inch screens. The iPhone 5se is rumored to come in late March or early April, and it won't be coming along. The iPad Air 3 might be arriving with it.

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Daimler CEO surprised at Apple, Google car progress

Daimler CEO surprised at Apple, Google car progress

The US and Europe, especially Germany, have been in a rat race over the automobile industry for decades. The rise of self-driving cars have swung the pendulum in the US' favor, with European car makers now striving to put themselves on that map as well. However, they might have a bit of catching up to do if statements from Dieter Zetsche, Daimler's chief exec, is to be weighed. In the company's visit to Silicon Valley, he discovered that Apple and Google have made more progress in that industry than they had previously assumed.

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Apple’s car project leader tipped in plan to leave company

Apple’s car project leader tipped in plan to leave company

Apple has long been rumored to be working on a “Project Titan” electric car — though the company hasn’t made it official, mostly everyone including Elon Musk believes it’s happening. The project is said to be led by Steve Zadesky who, according to a new report, is planning to leave the company. Zadesky has been with Apple for 16 years; when he will be leaving isn’t known.

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Donald Rumsfeld has a Churchill-themed Solitaire app

Donald Rumsfeld has a Churchill-themed Solitaire app

Rounding out the workweek comes this new app for your weekend procrastination needs: it’s a Solitaire app. Does the world need a new Solitaire app? Perhaps not, but this one is a little different than most. The app is called Churchill Solitaire, and as you’ve probably guessed by this point, it has everything to do with Winston Churchill. Less obvious, though, is the man behind the app: former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

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How Apple’s VR hire leads to a gesture-controlled car

How Apple’s VR hire leads to a gesture-controlled car

Apple reported to hire Doug A Bowman, a virtual reality specialist, 3D interface specialist, and computer science professor at Virginia Tech. Bowman is also Director of the Center for Human-Computer Interaction at Virginia Tech, and primary investigator for the 3D Interaction Group at Virginia Tech. This group participates in a "worldwide community of scholars and researchers in VR, AR, and 3D UIs". It may be that Apple is dipping their big toe into the virtual reality universe - or it could just be that Apple is thinking about how to make their Apple Car a unique proposition indeed.

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New iPhone 5se details tipped for Spring release

New iPhone 5se details tipped for Spring release

Apple is tipped to be releasing a new iPhone this spring, well before the traditional timeframe for a smartphone in the company's main line. This device would be called the iPhone 5se, coming with a design that's not entirely unlike the iPhone 6, sized closer to an iPhone 5, and coming with Live Photos to boot. This device would also work with the same cameras as delivered in the iPhone 6 (not the iPhone 6s). This new iPhone would likely fit in place below the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, replacing the ghost of the iPhone 5s in the process.

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This is how much Google paid to keep its search bar on iPhone

This is how much Google paid to keep its search bar on iPhone

Android revenue and profits wasn't the only thing about Google that Oracle's court documents spilled. Aside from the billions that Google has so far made off its mobile platform, one part of the document, now gone and officially "never existed", also revealed that Google paid a hefty sum, to the tune of $1 billion, to Apple in order to retain its position as the search provider in the latter's search bar on the iPhone. Plus, the document also revealed a revenue sharing between the two companies that may have embarrassed both.

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Maven is GM’s new on-demand car-sharing service

Maven is GM’s new on-demand car-sharing service

Maven is the brand name of General Motors' car sharing service from here on out, servicing the United States with on-demand mobility with an "ownership-like experience." What GM hopes to do here is work with Lyft (in a strategic alliance of sorts) and connect with OnStar to provide a "high level of personalized mobility services" in a car-sharing program that'll be expanding immediately. The first step is the city, where Maven will be bringing its car-sharing program to Ann Arbor Michigan.

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ZCast is for podcasts what Periscope is for live video

ZCast is for podcasts what Periscope is for live video

A new app and web-based system by the name of ZCast hopes to make Podcasting a far simpler affair, boiling the entire media form down to you and your smartphone and a live presentation. ZCast allows users to produce their own multi-member podcast from their mobile device or the web. With ZCast, casters will be able to take comments and answer questions in real-time, connecting with social media outlets as they do so. We'll do it live!

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