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Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 benchmarks show marked performance improvement

Galaxy S7 Snapdragon 820 benchmarks show marked performance improvement

When new versions of popular smartphones come to market buyers expect all around performance improvements and if the latest leaked benchmarks for the Samsung Galaxy S7 are accurate, that is exactly what buyers will get. The leaked benchmarks have turned up in chart from a Weibo user called "I Ice universe". The graph shows a Snapdragon 810 in green.

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Entry-level Lumia 550 could have an iris scanner

Entry-level Lumia 550 could have an iris scanner

Lumia smartphones are like Samsung smartphones. They are a dime a dozen, covering a wide range of hardware specs and prices. While the mobile worlds still awaits the promised high-end Windows 10 Mobile devices that will be the Surface of smartphones, another upcoming Lumia smartphone has unofficially broken cover. The Lumia 550 expected due next year might not be the fanciest handset around, nor would it be the most powerful, but it might have a secret function hidden in a corner that could potentially make this budget device worth noting.

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Chromecast Audio tipped to rival Sonos on a budget

Chromecast Audio tipped to rival Sonos on a budget

Google is readying not one but two second-generation Chromecast media streamers for imminent launch, new rumors suggest, with one focused on music. While leaks earlier today indicated the new Chromecast would be a faster, more circular dongle than its stick-like predecessor, subsequent tipsters speaking to 9to5Google suggest it's actually one of two products in the pipeline.

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BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

BlackBerry Venice QWERTY phone leak shows potential Android gem

The BlackBerry Venice has leaked again and - though it seems bizarre to say - may end up being the most interesting Android phone of the year. The QWERTY-blessed slider has cropped up on video again, this time courtesy of Canadian retailer Baka, showing off its pop-out keyboard as well as the software tweaks that BlackBerry has made to the Android OS.

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Apple met DMV to talk self-driving car (but is it ready?)

Apple met DMV to talk self-driving car (but is it ready?)

Apple met with the California DMV to discuss self-driving car regulations, lending further weight to rumors the company is developing an autonomous vehicle. The meeting, between Apple senior legal counsel Mike Maletic and a number of California Department of Motor Vehicle executives, took place on August 16, the Guardian reports, though it's unclear at this stage how far through the development pipeline any car might actually be.

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Apple just bought Apple Maps its crystal ball

Apple just bought Apple Maps its crystal ball

Apple has quietly snapped up a mapping analytics company, as it strengthens the challenge Apple Maps presents to arch rival Google Maps. The latest acquisition is Mapsense, sources tell Re/code, a San Francisco startup which promises cloud-based visualizations and analytics of geo-data.

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Amazon Fire TV looks set to get Echo’s Alexa

Amazon Fire TV looks set to get Echo’s Alexa

Amazon looks set to add Alexa voice control to its Fire TV set-top box, inviting over the digital assistant from Echo to read audiobooks and even do shopping. Although Amazon is yet to announce any such integration, signs of the upcoming functionality were spotted in the Fire OS 5 developer preview by AFTVnews.

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LG Nexus 5 2015 now leaked in black but with only 2GB RAM

LG Nexus 5 2015 now leaked in black but with only 2GB RAM

Both IFA 2015 and Apple's large keynote event are over. While the new iPad Pro, Apple TV, and iPhone 6s are still starting to sink in, the mobile world is ready to move on to the next big thing: Google's new Nexus smartphones. We've already seen leaks of LG's version of the device but now we're getting a slightly different deviation. A black Nexus 5. That, however, might not be the most notable part of this leak, which is the remote possibility that it will only have 2 GB of RAM.

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One Apple Watch accessory leaks before today’s event

One Apple Watch accessory leaks before today’s event

With less than a few hours until Apple's big press event begins, a new item has been leaked. It may not be clear images of the new iPhones or Apple TV, but it is a new accessory for the Apple Watch. It's been expected that Apple would debut new watchbands for its flagship wearable, and now we know that one will be a red version of the Sport Band under the (Product)RED branding.

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Samsung Z3 leaked in new photos, Tizen OS lives on

Samsung Z3 leaked in new photos, Tizen OS lives on

While Samsung just revealed its Galaxy S6 Edge+ and Galaxy Note 5 only weeks ago, it seems the company is plowing forward on yet another large-screened smartphone. This time it's Samsung's latest device to be powered by their own Tizen operating system: the Z3. A pair of new leaked images reveal the phone is much larger than its Z1 predecessor, in line with the previous rumor of it featuring a 5-inch Super AMOLED display.

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iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

Late last month, Apple confirmed its big event taking place on September 9 in San Francisco, and word has it the company will be debuting its new iPad Pro slate at said event, as well as a new iPad Mini model. The iPad Pro has been the source of rumors for a while, and will reportedly be hitting shelves this coming November, with pre-orders being planned for the end of October. Likewise, the iPad mini 4 will be an improvement over the current iPad mini model in multiple ways.

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Moto X Force images leak, no fingerprint scanner in sight

Moto X Force images leak, no fingerprint scanner in sight

Anyone who has used a smartphone that has a fingerprint scanner like the new iPhone devices knows how convenient it is to be able to scan a finger to gain access to your smartphone or to make a purchase online. Fingerprint scanners are one of those features that many smartphone buyers now expect to see on their new devices.

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