The next big uproar in Corvette land could very well be an electric version of the iconic Stingray. Chevrolet's Ferrari-rival for the everyman may have a legacy of screaming V8 performance, but there are whispers of a potential "Corvette E-Ray" to put an electrified twist on the coveted classic.
The deal adds up: Ford and Google both want self-driving cars to stop being an experiment and start being a legitimate transport option. According to the rumor-mill, the automaker and the tech giant have been secretly scheming a collaboration on autonomous vehicles for several years, and the time is almost ripe for the fruits of that partnership to be shown off publicly.
Google's self-driving car division will become a standalone Alphabet company in 2016, insiders claim, ahead of a commercial autonomous vehicle service launch. Currently, the team - which includes high-profile hires from both the automotive and the computer sciences industries - is part of the clandestine Google X lab, the company's research and development division previously responsible for Glass and other projects.
Branding on smartphones are an inescapable fact of life. OEMs of course put their unmistakble, sometimes obnoxious, stamps on their products and carriers are sometimes only too happy to outdo those even. Sometimes, however, those marks are better placed elsewhere where they can be both visible yet unobtrusive. Like how HTC might finally be relocating its name from the chin of its smartphone to the top. At least according to this latest photo set leak for the One X9.
Samsung is working on another new Galaxy A device called the A9 and some details of that smartphone have leaked in the past. We have previously seen some benchmarks of the device turn up on GeekBench tipping a Snapdragon 620 chip. Some press material certainly meant for the launch of the A9 have now turned up highlighting some of the style and features of the smartphone.
Considering how near we are to CES 2016, and MWC 2016 immediately after that, it's not surprising to see rumors about upcoming flagships start to pile up. And when it comes to being the subject of such speculation, there is no bigger target, at least in the Android world, than Samsung. Already we've heard of the Galaxy S7 and its to be gigantic sibling, the Galaxy S7 Plus. But now we're hearing not so good news about the latter, which might be huge in size, but not in features.
Microsoft almost had the perfect replacement for decaying titan that was Internet Explorer. Well, almost. Microsoft Edge was fast, light, and capable. It was, in short, good enough for casual browsing. But for the less casual users that probably make up more than half of its user population, the browser was severely lacking in one crucial feature: extensions. Microsoft promised extensions would be coming, but delayed fulfilling that promise to next year. Now it seems that it might be closer than we expected, with a leaked image making its way over the Internet to show how those extensions will look and work.
Apple's second-generation Apple Watch 2, along with a new 4-inch iPhone 6c, may be revealed in March next year according to the latest rumors. The public unveil of the upcoming wearable refresh would slightly jump the gun on the first-generation Apple Watch's on-sale anniversary, while according to 9 to 5 Mac's source, sales of the new model would likely begin in April 2016.
Some dreams do come true, but many also remain just as they are: dreams. One of those dreams, at least for Windows Phone fans, was the Nokia RM-1052, more popular for its codename McLaren. Heavily leaked near the end of 2014, what should have been Microsoft's new flagship vanished without a trace, to be replaced a year later by the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL. Now it has resurfaced on the Interwebs again, and again as a prototype, as a leaked device, and as a reminder of a feature that never came to be and might never come at all.
Sources say Toshiba, in a bid to further rid itself of unprofitable units, is considering spinning off its PC business and having it merge with a different PC maker. Speculation has it that Vaio, formerly of Sony, could get involved in this, but the company has denied such rumors. As with many in the industry, Toshiba has failed to make profits from its PC unit in the recent past, and it holds only 2.3% of the global laptop and tablet market.
Some details about a new low-end LG smartphone have leaked ahead of the official unveil of the device. The rumors claim that the smartphone will be called the LG K7. The specs of the device are clearly low-end and the device should be inexpensive for people to purchase. The K7 will have a 5-inch screen with a resolution of only 480 x 854.