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Faraday Future teases EV shake-up with CES concept car

Faraday Future teases EV shake-up with CES concept car

Mysterious electric car company and would-be transportation disruptor Faraday Future just can't stop teasing ahead of CES next week. The clandestine start-up - which has been snagging auto-industry experts for some time now - isn't due to properly launch its car until 2017, but the supposed Tesla rival will be preceded by a big concept reveal at the upcoming electronics show.

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BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW 9 Series and i6 EV tipped for 2020 Tesla headache

BMW is planning a super-luxury flagship and an all-electric retort to Tesla's Model 3, insiders claim, as the German automaker hunts new niches. While BMW already has a small selection of electric cars and hybrids in its line-up, that looks set to increase come 2020.

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4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

4-inch iPhone due April 2016 says China Mobile leak

Only a few weeks after a similar prediction from well-regarded Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, a supposed leaked image of China Mobile's product launch calendar says that a new 4-inch iPhone is due for release in April 2016. The report on the Chinese carrier's product presentation comes from China's MyDrivers, and does fall in line with Kuo's latest report about an "early 2016" launch of the much-rumored smaller iPhone.

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Google’s newly tipped messaging app has chatbot assistants

Google’s newly tipped messaging app has chatbot assistants

Google’s artificial intelligence is being used to create a new mobile messaging app, according to sources. The messaging service will differ from Hangouts via the inclusion of chatbot assistants tasked with answering questions and following commands issued through the messaging app. Sources say the chatbots will hunt down the answer to users’ questions by searching the Web and “other sources," check the weather, set reminders, and more.

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Corvette E-Ray trademark tips electric Stingray

Corvette E-Ray trademark tips electric Stingray

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.

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Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

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.

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Report: Sony developing sulfur-based smartphone battery with 40% longer life

Report: Sony developing sulfur-based smartphone battery with 40% longer life

While smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner each year, their battery life continues to remain the same, and if the rising popularity of phone cases that feature an extra battery is any indication, that's something most users don't appreciate. However, if a recent report from Japan's Nikkei newspaper is accurate, Sony might be the one to save the day, as the company is said to be working on a smartphone battery that can last 40% longer on a single charge.

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Google’s self-driving car could spin out to challenge Uber in 2016

Google’s self-driving car could spin out to challenge Uber in 2016

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.

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Sony now said to release two Xperia Z6 models in 2016

Sony now said to release two Xperia Z6 models in 2016

The last few years have troublesome for Sony's division, but we know they're not quite ready to throw in the towel on smartphones just yet. It seems the Japanese company is planning to debut a Xperia Z6 next year, but the rest is still unknown. Just over a week ago the latest rumors were about Sony's next flagship seeing five different variants. Sony many have come to its senses that five was a bit too much, or the rumored number of models was exaggerated, because now we're hearing word that it's been reduced to just two.

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Nikon D5 to pack 20MP sensor tips source

Nikon D5 to pack 20MP sensor tips source

Nikon is one of the biggest names in digital cameras with many of the best cameras in the industry to its name. The company is getting ready to launch a new DSLR camera according to details that have leaked ahead of the official unveil of the device. A source has leaked images of a new DSLR that are claimed to be of the D5.

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Microsoft Surface Phone might have a two-phone tag team

Microsoft Surface Phone might have a two-phone tag team

To some extent, it's almost understandable that Windows Phone and Lumia fans still crave for an even more premium flagship. The Lumia 950 and its larger 950 XL sibling, though high spec'ed, didn't really tickle the fancy of those drooling over metal-clad smartphones. In short, there's still some clamor for what most are calling the Surface Phone. Based on another set of rumors, awaiting fans might actually be treated to two such smartphones, in a strategy that reeks of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book tandem.

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HTC Perfume smells like next flagship device says source

HTC Perfume smells like next flagship device says source

Back in August of this year, a rumor was making the rounds that HTC was working on a new high-end smartphone for the top of its range called the HTC O2. That device was tipped to use a Snapdragon 820 SoC and to have a launch date set for Q1 2016. A new rumor is now making the rounds that claims that the HTC O2 is no more and that a new flagship device is in the works called the HTC Perfume.

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