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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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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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