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Apple will release written news as ‘Spoken Edition’ podcasts on iTunes

Apple will release written news as ‘Spoken Edition’ podcasts on iTunes

With the growing popularity of podcasts and audiobooks these days, it appears that Apple is planning to offer a similar way for users to listen to written news articles. As part of new feature coming to iTunes soon, "Spoken Editions" audio podcasts will offer spoken word versions of written articles from a wide variety of news sources. Much like how Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is capable of reading news headlines and other information via the Echo speaker, being able to listen to the news frees up users to do other things at the same time.

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New Echo Dot appears in now-deleted Amazon tweet

New Echo Dot appears in now-deleted Amazon tweet

If you go to Amazon’s Echo Dot page, it says that it is currently sold out. That may not be the case for long if a now-deleted tweet from Amazon itself is any indication. According to the tweet, Amazon has a new Echo Dot device in the pipeline, one that is priced at $49.99 USD — a much cheaper price than the previous iteration’s $89.99 USD rate. With the Echo Dot, any speaker you have can be used as part of the larger Amazon system or, alternatively, Echo Dot can be used on its own as a standalone device.

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e-MINI and BMW 3 Series EV tipped as Tesla’s Model 3 looms

e-MINI and BMW 3 Series EV tipped as Tesla’s Model 3 looms

Struggling to sell its divisive vision of electrified cars and wary of Tesla's Model 3, BMW plans a trio of EV versions of some of its best-selling mainstream gas models, sources now claim. The German automaker has already embraced electric powertrains in a number of models, but its distinctive - and not universally appreciated - i Series of cars have failed to capture drivers' attention in the same way that rivals have managed.

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Canon EOS M5 specs and images leak packing 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Canon EOS M5 specs and images leak packing 24.2MP APS-C CMOS

Some images and specifications have leaked that claim to show what the Canon Eos M5 camera will offer when it launches officially. The specifications call out a 24.2MP APS-C CMOS sensor. Dual pixel CMOS auto focus and touch auto focus is tipped as well. The video processing engine is claimed to be a DIGIC 7 engine.

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Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen says hello in leaked press images

Galaxy Tab A (2016) with S Pen says hello in leaked press images

It would appear that Samsung is plotting to re-release its Galaxy Tab A 10.1, which was released earlier this year. With this new variant, however, users will be getting S Pen functionality. According to SamMobile, which got its hands on leaked press images of the Galaxy Tab A, the S Pen that's included with the new model will be the same one found in the Galaxy Note 7, so this release will combine hardware from two Samsung devices.

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The iPhone 7 headphones savior won’t be Bluetooth

The iPhone 7 headphones savior won’t be Bluetooth

Apple's controversial - and unconfirmed - decision to kill the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 might not make Bluetooth its primary replacement, it's been suggested, with a proprietary wireless standard tipped to flatter audiophiles. The new flagship smartphone, expected to be revealed at a keynote event tomorrow, has divided Apple fans amid leaks suggesting Apple will continue its war on wires by skipping the aged but still commonplace 3.5mm headphone socket.

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DJI Mavic foldable drone leaks to pre-empt GoPro’s Karma

DJI Mavic foldable drone leaks to pre-empt GoPro’s Karma

DJI's next drone has leaked, a foldable remote-controlled quadcopter expected to be called the DJI Mavic, which collapses down for easier transportation. Signs of the upcoming model were spotted back in August, when DJI trademarked the Mavic name, but over the past few days we've seen the first photos of what the drone will look like, not to mention some of the specifications.

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Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple’s iPhone 7 event expected to debut new Beats headphones

Apple has a press event scheduled for this upcoming Wednesday, and there's no doubt that we'll finally, once and for all, get to see the new iPhone 7. It's also very likely we'll see EarPod headphones in the form of Lightning connector-equipped models, and possibly a wireless version. What wasn't so expected was new products from Apple's headphone brand Beats, but according to a new leak, it looks like they'll be up on the stage too.

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Look closely: This is the GoPro HERO5, Karma drone, and Osmo-rival

Look closely: This is the GoPro HERO5, Karma drone, and Osmo-rival

GoPro isn't quite ready to officially show us either its new HERO5 action camera or its Karma drone, but you can get ahead of the schedule with a quick glimpse of what the company has in store. An update over at the Italian GoPro site has prematurely confirmed what both camera and drone look like, as well as a new stabilizing accessory.

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Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D remaster expected to be announced next week

Duke Nukem 3D is turning 20 years old this fall and it seems the game is getting a new remastered version in honor of the celebration. First released in 1996 on PC, Duke Nukem 3D is widely remembered for its rude and crude sense of humor, as well as helping to usher in the age of the FPS that was kicked off in part by Doom. But now an official website for the game features a countdown timer to an announcement next week, while additional details on the remaster have been posted on Reddit.

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GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

GoPro Hero 5 leaks suggest voice control is inbound

The nature of action cameras dictates where you find them: in places where pausing to mash buttons and tap screens can be inconvenient and, at times, entirely impossible. Another GoPro Hero 5 leak suggests the company understands that limitation and has taken steps to address it via the inclusion of voice commands, of which it is suggested users will be able to take photos, record videos, highlights clips, and more, all with their voice.

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Android Nougat tipped for August 22 launch

Android Nougat tipped for August 22 launch

Back at the beginning of August we heard that Android 7.0 Nougat might be landing during the first week of the month, but that week came and went with no launch happening. We now have a new rumor that suggests that Android 7.0 might be landing on August 22. This particular rumor claims to be an upgrade schedule from Telus.

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