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Next Apple TV reported to run iOS 9, feature full iOS core

Next Apple TV reported to run iOS 9, feature full iOS core

While we've already hear about a new Apple TV to be introduced alongside the big iPhone announcement in September, a new 9to5Mac report has detailed a number of the features expected to included with the latest set-top box. The main new advancement of the hardware refresh is that the Apple TV will be running its own version of iOS 9, specifically optimized for television screens, along with a "full-blown iOS core."

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Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast ‘Watchable’ video service tipped to rival YouTube

Comcast is working on a video service called 'Watchable' that will rival YouTube and other video platforms, say sources. It is possible the name of the service could change before it is officially launched, but the sources indicate that is only a slight possibility. Comcast has reportedly been courting big-name publishers, and will launch the service with content spanning topics from sports to comedy, and more. The service is said to launch in "the coming weeks," though a specific timeframe was not provided.

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Apple’s autonomous car may be headed to the test track

Apple’s autonomous car may be headed to the test track

Apple is negotiating to use a former California naval base to test out its Project Titan car, new documents confirm, hinting that self-driving vehicles may be let loose on the 2,100 acre site. GoMentum Station, near San Francisco, has reinvented itself as a proving ground for self-driving cars and connected vehicle technology but, more importantly perhaps to Apple, its roughly 20 miles of paved city streets and highways are kept secure by military police.

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Bugatti’s Veyron replacement gets spine-tinglingly vocal

Bugatti’s Veyron replacement gets spine-tinglingly vocal

Bugatti may have put the Veyron out to pasture, but the supercar company hasn't been idle, with a new video teasing its upcoming model and in particular how it will sound. The short video contains the usual hyperbole about "the endless hunt for speed" and how your (insanely expensive) Bugatti will push you "forward by pure instinct," but more importantly it gives us a brief snippet of the sort of aural pleasure delivered by what's expected to be an 8.0-liter W-16 engine.

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Apple’s $40 TV service said delayed by networks

Apple’s $40 TV service said delayed by networks

Apple's well-rumored TV service has been taken off the schedule for the September 9 iPhone 6s event, insiders claim, a victim of bogged-down negotiations. Talks with content owners - which back in July were said to be "close" to an agreement - are said to have reached an impasse, sources close to the discussions told Bloomberg Business, over a fundamental disagreement about how the packages should be priced. Apple, it's said, believes it should be paying less for a more streamlined set of channels, while networks want more from the unproven entrant into the TV market.

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Fiat 500X Abarth Tipped for 200hp

Fiat 500X Abarth Tipped for 200hp

I've always thought that the Fiat 500 was a cool little car; the problem is that it's little. You aren't getting anyone in the back seats of that thing who has legs. Fiat is now producing larger versions of that Fiat 500, such as the Fiat 500L. A new larger version of the 500 is being considered by Fiat and it would wear the Abarth badge.

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Vine app might soon offer soundtrack feature

Vine app might soon offer soundtrack feature

Vine is that wonderful service filled with footage that loops like GIFs but that has the quality of an ordinary video, and a new apparent tease that has surfaced hints that, just maybe, those looping videos will one day include soundtracks added directly within the Vine app. The speculation follows a Vine video published earlier this afternoon by Twitter's United Kingdom Director Bruce Daisley -- it is simply titled "Test", and though it is an uninteresting video it has a very interesting addition.

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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 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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This could be Tesla’s Model 3 double-sided mockup

This could be Tesla’s Model 3 double-sided mockup

Tesla may be promising its "affordable" Model 3 in just over two years, but we're still in the dark as to what it looks like. A mysterious sheet-clad model in Tesla's own design studio might give us the best hints so far, however, with Australian news show 60 Minutes catching the oddly-shaped car in the corner while ostensibly talking about the Model X SUV due to arrive in just a few months.

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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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