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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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Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL flagship leaks

Microsoft may have been focusing on Windows 10 lately, but it also has a pair of flagship smartphones in the pipeline, photos of one of which have now leaked. The Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950 XL - otherwise known by their codenames, Talkman and Cityman - are expected to make their official debut in September or October this year, but the larger Lumia 950 XL has apparently escaped early in prototype form, at least.

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Apple MVNO talks in US, Europe tipped

Apple MVNO talks in US, Europe tipped

Apple is planning to follow in Google’s footsteps and launch its own mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) in both the United States and Europe, according to sources. The unnamed service is said to be undergoing private trials in the United States, while the European ambitions are said to be at the in-talk stages. Under such an arrangement, mobile (presumably iPhone) users would pay Apple directly for space it leases from established wireless carriers. That assumes Apple will ever move beyond testing.

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Apple may soon have Siri transcribe voicemail messages

Apple may soon have Siri transcribe voicemail messages

According to a new report, Apple is said to be working on integrating voicemail into iCloud, bringing about some of the biggest advancements since visual voicemail on the first iPhone. This information comes from Business Insider, which says the primary feature will be Siri's ability to transcribe voicemails into text, letting users read their messages instead of listen to the audio. Even more interesting, this iCloud Voicemail will deliver custom messages to select callers, and even let them know the user's location.

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New iMac tipped for Q3 with improved display, new processors

New iMac tipped for Q3 with improved display, new processors

Apple is gearing up to released a refreshed iMac lineup before the end of this quarter, according to KGI Securities' Ming-Chi Kuo, the industry analyst with easily the best track record when it comes to predicting Apple's plans. Among the improvements of the new iMacs are said to be more powerful processors, along with better display technology, although it's not clear if that includes a new Retina display option for the smaller size 21.5-inch iMac.

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Apple and BMW said wary but willing on car collaboration

Apple and BMW said wary but willing on car collaboration

Negotiations between Apple and BMW are tipped to reignite, after the German automaker reportedly wowed Tim Cook and other execs with its production talents. The Apple CEO and his colleagues paid an unpublicized visit to BMW last year, reports earlier this week suggested, with Cook attending a meeting at the car company's HQ, while other execs toured the Leipzig plant. Believed to be on the table, despite denials by BMW, are possible plans to collaborate on a car.

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Galaxy S6 Edge+ 16MP camera sensor spied heading to India

Galaxy S6 Edge+ 16MP camera sensor spied heading to India

Leaks about the coming Galaxy S6 Edge+ smartphone keep on coming. Earlier this month some line art images of the smartphone came our way showing a device that looks like a cross between the Galaxy Note and S6 Edge smartphones. Samsung is said to be gearing up to launch the S6 Edge+ on August 13 and the devices are being distributed around the globe in preparation for that launch.

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Sources: United Airlines hit with cyberattack from OPM hackers

Sources: United Airlines hit with cyberattack from OPM hackers

The hackers responsible for the massive data breach against the U.S. Office of Personnel Management reportedly also hit United Airlines with a cyberattack, doing so at about the same time that they targeted the US government. The hackers are also said to be responsible for the breach that took place against insurance provider Anthem, ultimately leaving them with a massive amount of data on both government workers and insured Americans alike. According to multiple sources, United Airlines spotted a breach in its computer system in May or June, and the resulting investigation found the China-based hackers were responsible.

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Sources: Google tried to nab a veggie burger biz

Sources: Google tried to nab a veggie burger biz

Veggie burgers have a poor reputation, but it is largely undeserved at this point, as the quality of such meat-imitation creations have improved drastically over the years. Veggie burgers also are increasingly looking like the future, as those with concerns about the viability and impact of factory farming have become more vocal. Google, at least if sources are correct, recognizes that approaching future and recently made a business move that would have given the company a part in it.

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Amazon drive-thru grocery store project tipped

Amazon drive-thru grocery store project tipped

It's no secret that Amazon has grocery-based ambitions, with its AmazonFresh and Amazon Pantry services both being options (the former of the two has limited availability, however). That's not the end of its efforts, however, at least if recently surfaced sources are any indication. Amazon is reportedly looking into a drive thru grocery store service in which customers could simply pull up in their car and have their groceries put in the back, no getting out and shopping necessary.

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Next Lumia flagships to sport iris scanner, Surface Pen

Next Lumia flagships to sport iris scanner, Surface Pen

Although Microsoft is in a celebratory mood over the imminent release of Windows 10, the topic of Windows 10 smartphones remains to be a sore point. And it isn't just because of the company's somewhat indecisive, almost ambiguous, attitude towards this section of mobile, but even more because it lacks such a Wndows phone that it can truly be proud of. That, however, might soon change with Microsoft's next Lumia duo, codenamed Cityman and Talkman. Provided, of course, these rumors do pan out in the end.

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