rumor

The Surface Phone rumor that refuses to die, coming H2 2016

The Surface Phone rumor that refuses to die, coming H2 2016

With the relative popularity and, only recently, financial success of the Surface Pro tablets have had many fans clamoring for applying that same design and ideals to a flagship smartphone. Years have passed and Microsoft did launch a new flagship, but the Lumia 950 and its larger 950 XL brother is a far cry from the Surface Phone many have been dreaming about. There have been early rumors of a Surface Phone already in the works, but, according to Windows Central, that's completely dead. To be replaced by a new Surface Phone rumor, of course.

Continue Reading

Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

Report: Samsung has ‘major’ camera news for CES 2016

The days are counting down until CES 2016, and as such the rumor-mill has kicked into full gear. Among it is a new report claiming Samsung has something big planned for CES in the form of a “major statement” that will involve the company’s camera business. It's all very vague at this point, and of course Samsung isn't saying anything either way. Fortunately, there's only a few weeks left before we find out either way.

Continue Reading

iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack is about control, not thinness

iPhone 7 ditching the headphone jack is about control, not thinness

Has time been called for the headphone jack? If the rumors are to be believed, it may well be Apple that culls the 3.5 mm socket on the next iPhone, and it's making people mad as hell.

Continue Reading

VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

VW accused of killing car to cover emissions crisis

Dieselgate's fallout continues to snowball, with Volkswagen now facing allegations that it tried to bury fuel efficiency discrepancies on models in its line-up. The economy realization came, so the beleaguered German automaker said, on the back of renewed emissions testing to see just how much nitrogen oxide its diesels were producing, after cheating software intended to mislead during regulatory examinations was identified.

Continue Reading

Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

Even thinner MacBook Airs rumored inbound at WWDC next year

The arrival of the new MacBook and its ultra thin body seemed to have generated rumors about the untimely demise of the MacBook Air. This new bout of rumors, however, seem to wan to give the line a second lease on life. According to Taiwanese media, Apple will still be unveiling two new MacBook Air devices come 2016's WWDC event. But this time, it will be launching a 13-inch and 15-inch model, instead of the current 11 and 13 inch pair that it has right now.

Continue Reading

iPhone 7 rumored to use Lightning port for audio, drop headphone jack

iPhone 7 rumored to use Lightning port for audio, drop headphone jack

According to new rumors, Apple's forthcoming iPhone "7" will do away with the 3.5mm headphone jack, and instead rely solely on the Lightning connector port for both charging and the use of any wired headphones. This news comes from the Japanese website Mac Otakara, which is often reliable when it comes to Apple rumors, who cite anonymous sources. The reason for needing to ditch the traditional headphone jack? Why, to make the next generation iPhone even thinner, of course.

Continue Reading

Tesla’s cheapest car could be its weirdest-looking

Tesla’s cheapest car could be its weirdest-looking

Tesla's upcoming Model 3 isn't just expected to be surprisingly affordable, it's also set to be astonishingly slippery, if new leaks are anything to go by. The entry-level EV in Tesla's range is set to go on sale in two years time, but with the final design not set to be revealed until March next year, speculation is rife about what it could look like.

Continue Reading

Bentley’s first EV could be an all-electric EXP-10 Speed 6 monster

Bentley’s first EV could be an all-electric EXP-10 Speed 6 monster

Bentley's first electric car could be a super-premium EV coupe based on the striking EXP-10 Speed 6 concept, the company's CEO has confirmed. Production plans for the green two-door - which was shown off for the first time at the Geneva Motor Show back in March - are still not guaranteed, though Bentley says customer feedback has been overwhelmingly positive.

Continue Reading

Google’s new Glass said to ditch the display

Google’s new Glass said to ditch the display

Glass may not have been the wearable revolution Google hoped, but the latest rumors suggest the reborn Project Aura is now working on a trio of successors. The team, which rebranded earlier this year and reportedly busied itself working on an enterprise wearable for users less swayed by fashion and more by functionality, is now said to have both consumers and businesses in mind.

Continue Reading

Report: Facebook AI could alert parents when sharing kid pics

Report: Facebook AI could alert parents when sharing kid pics

Facebook could be working on a feature that would alert parents when they share a photo of their children on the social network. The feature seems to be geared toward safety, making parents aware, when applicable, that anyone can see the shared images of their children. This is part of Facebook’s larger work with deep learning and artificial intelligence, something that has been used to create other photo-centric features.

Continue Reading

Apple person-to-person payments said next in wallet war

Apple person-to-person payments said next in wallet war

Apple Pay has already waged war on your credit cards; now it's said to be targeting person-to-person payments. A new service, similar in concept to PayPal's Venmo system which allows individuals to send money digitally to friends and family, is said to be the topic of discussions between the Cupertino firm and its banking partners.

Continue Reading

Instagram: No, we’re not testing 3D Touch adverts

Instagram: No, we’re not testing 3D Touch adverts

Despite reports to the contrary, Instagram has denied testing 3D Touch adverts for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus. The photo-sharing social network was rumored last week to be using Apple's newest pressure-sensitive technology for a trial of a new monetization system, but according to the Facebook-owned firm it's not actually underway.

Continue Reading