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Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Yahoo's been criticized for dragging it feet, and things are finally getting underway -- there's a planned bid for the company's web business, according to sources, and other companies are considering challenging it. Sources say Verizon is preparing to place a first-round bid for Yahoo's web business, something that would fall in line with the company's previous comments about acquiring Yahoo. As well, sources say Google is considering making a bid of its own.

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Did Ford block Tesla’s Model E for its own 2019 electric plans?

Did Ford block Tesla’s Model E for its own 2019 electric plans?

Ford's reluctance to allow Tesla to use the "Model E" name may have been less about heritage and more about launching its own electric car with the badge. The automaker is rumored to be planning to use at least some of the production capacity of its new $1.6bn facility in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, to manufacture an electric vehicle that, in its various configurations, could rival Tesla's new Model 3, Toyota's Prius, and the Chevrolet Bolt.

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Committee recommendations pave way for drone deliveries

Committee recommendations pave way for drone deliveries

The FAA has been working for months to iron out drone regulations, being forced to toe the line between public safety and the needs of innovation. Drones hold a lot of promise in many fields, but current restrictions mean many companies aren’t able to use them — forcing some like Amazon to head to other countries for testing. According to a new report, that could change soon, as the government is said to be working on changes that could allow commercial drone flights over populated regions.

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Snapchat tipped in acquisition of Bitstrips

Snapchat tipped in acquisition of Bitstrips

If you thought the Bitstrips fad had passed, think again. Sources have cropped up claiming the Toronto company has been acquired by Snapchat, the digital playground for millennials. No official announcement has been made and as such all figures are rumors — the company is said to have paid $100 million for Bitstrips, doing so using a mixture of stock and cash.

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Google is secretly working on an Amazon Echo competitor

Google is secretly working on an Amazon Echo competitor

Google is working on a device that will compete against Amazon Echo, according to a new report. This is the first instance of the project -- which is said to have secretly been underway for a while -- being mentioned publicly, and details are still scarce at this time. The device will function as a personal assistant similar to Echo, able to receive voice commands, and will do so with the full power of Google behind it.

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Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Odd Nintendo NX controller leaked, Internet goes bonkers

Given how mysterious Nintendo remains about its equally mysterious next gen console, it shouldn't be a surprise that, when what is allegedly the console's controller leaks out, the Internet is set ablaze. That is precisely the almost comical phenomenon that has taken place when Redditor perkele37 posted photos of what is supposed to be the Nintendo NX controller, revealing an extremely strange design unlike any game controller you've seen before. Naturally, netizens have gone out of their way to support or dispute the veracity of these photos.

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Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Report: ‘PlayStation 4.5’ console in pipeline with 4K, more power

Sony is quietly working on a PS4 hardware update called the “Playstation 4.5,” according to sources. This updated console will still be a PlayStation 4 in spirit, but will get some hardware upgrades that enable it to play 4K-resolution video games and better handle PlayStation VR, among other things. The PS4.5, as it's being called, will be more competitive with PC hardware when it comes to running VR headsets, as well.

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Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Galaxy J5 leaked images highlight metal frame and colors

Earlier this month some images of the Samsung J5 smartphone leaked when the device crossed TENAA in China. Those images highlighted a device that appeared to have a metal frame. This week some more images of the Samsung J5 have leaked and these appear to possible be official images from Samsung slated to show the device off when it officially launches. This new round of leaked images show the device from most angles.

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Leaked iPhone 7 chassis shows off bigger camera size

Leaked iPhone 7 chassis shows off bigger camera size

With the iPhone 7 expected to land in the coming months, leaks are beginning to surface from some of the usual locations. Earlier this month we caught a glimpse of a case for the iPhone 7 that gave us a few details about the device. One of the key details that case seems to have confirmed is that the iPhone 7 will ditch the headphone port.

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HTC 10 leaked photo shows controversial capacitive buttons

HTC 10 leaked photo shows controversial capacitive buttons

With most of the high profile smartphones already out in the open, we cannot but help turn our curiosity towards the one remaining absent player. HTC still hasn't shown its hand yet, though, if rumors are accurate, we'll finally get to see it in a month's time. The HTC 10, whose name is already a break from tradition, is promised to be different. Based on this latest pair of photos of an actual device, versus just a render, that might actually be spot on. That said, not all differences might be welcomed wholeheartedly.

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iPhone 7 will not have headphone jack, case leaks indicate

iPhone 7 will not have headphone jack, case leaks indicate

When it comes to this year's expected release of the iPhone 7, we've already heard about the rumors and analysts' predictions, as well as detailed mock-ups based on supposed specs and measurements, so that means the next step in the buildup towards Apple's next flagship smartphone is leaked third-party cases. Well, images of just such a case have turned up, and, if accurate of the real device, it reveals that the overall design differs little from the iPhone 6s, but confirms two ongoing rumors about expected features.

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HTC 10 release date, specs and photos leaked

HTC 10 release date, specs and photos leaked

The leaks keep on coming for the HTC 10 smartphone with some new leaked images of the device showing four different color options and specifications turning up. The model number for the device is tipped as HTC 10. Along with the model number comes details on claimed specifications of a prototype device. Since the device is a prototype, the specs could change before launch.

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