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Facebook breaking news project tipped to take on Twitter

Facebook breaking news project tipped to take on Twitter

Facebook is working on a breaking news project described as being similar to Twitter, according to sources. The project is said to have an app in place and to be at the "alpha" stage. With this, publishers could push out breaking news alerts to users who have downloaded the app (or a reciprocating app; it isn't clear), in effect making the new service a new way for Facebook users to get news through the social network. This follows reports showing that many individuals get their news primarily through Facebook.

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iPhone 6s display detailed in video, supports Force Touch claims

iPhone 6s display detailed in video, supports Force Touch claims

A new video has surfaced from a repair shop specializing in iPhone parts that compares the alleged display from the "iPhone 6s" and the existing display from the iPhone 6. While the differences aren't immediately clear, as both have the same size dimensions and placements of the forward-facing camera and proximity sensor, there are a few new details, namely supporting the rumors that the next iPhone will indeed have Force Touch functionality.

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Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ get revealing leaked photos again

Galaxy Note 5, S6 edge+ get revealing leaked photos again

We're this close to Samsung's Unpacked event so naturally everyone's trying to get last minute leaks and insider tips before they're all either invalidated or confirmed officially. This latest bit comes from China again, revealing the two upcoming smartphones in all their retail glory. Of course, we can't really be sure about their accuracy, but they do seem to match everything we've heard or seen so far. And sadly, they do also confirm some of what we've feared, at least for the Galaxy Note 5.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys mistakenly released early

Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys mistakenly released early

Last month we got a look at the Star Wars: The Force Awakens toys, but they weren't for sale, and still shouldn’t be. The toys aren’t supposed to be hitting retail shelves until September 4, which has been dubbed “Force Friday”. If you’re near at least one Toys “R” Us store, however, you might be able to waltz in get ahold of the toys early. The retail toy store has been spotted selling the toys prematurely, and we've gotten a look at a bunch of pictures of them.

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iPhone 6s September 9 event tipped with Apple TV

iPhone 6s September 9 event tipped with Apple TV

Apple will hold its big iPhone event on September 9, insiders say, with a new Apple TV also expected along with revamped iPads. Widely expected to see the new iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus smartphones announced, the event is scheduled for the week beginning September 7th, "with Wednesday the 9th being the most likely date" sources tell Buzzfeed.

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Samsung pulls plug on secret tablet TV controller

Samsung pulls plug on secret tablet TV controller

A Samsung scheme to oust the traditional TV remote with a dedicated media tablet has been axed, insiders claim, scuppered over content rights and in-fighting. Samsung Perfect Experience, or "PX" as it was apparently known in internal shorthand, was initially intended to be a key feature of the company's 2015 TV line-up. However, the skunkworks-style project built in no small part on former Boxee talent was shuttered amidst delays.

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Apple denies MVNO launch plans

Apple denies MVNO launch plans

Apple has denied reports that it is planning to launch its own carrier, after claims this week that it was in talks to establish an MVNO. The rumors, a resurgence of long-standing speculation that the iPhone maker was looking to establish itself as a Mobile Virtual Network Operator, suggested private trials of such a service were already underway in the US, while discussions were said to be ongoing in Europe. Now, though, Apple says it has not even discussed such an idea.

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