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Analyst predicts new 4-inch iPhone launching early in 2016

Analyst predicts new 4-inch iPhone launching early in 2016

An analyst from KGI Securities called Ming-Chi Kuo has published a new report outlining what he expects to see from Apple with the 2016 iPhone refresh. Interestingly, he believes that with the demand for smaller 4-inch iPhone models that Apple will launch a device next year that "resembles an upgraded iPhone 5s." He says that the device is targeted for a launch in the first half of 2016.

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Report: Chrome OS and Android will be merged by 2017

Report: Chrome OS and Android will be merged by 2017

According to new sources who have surfaced, Alphabet is planning to merge Chrome OS into Android, with work to do this having been underway for the past two or so years. This new unified operating system is reportedly slated for a 2017 unveiling, but the sources claim we could be seeing an early version of the OS some time in 2016. This tipped new version of Android will, say the sources, run on PCs as well as tablets and phones.

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Apple Music for Android screenshots leak

Apple Music for Android screenshots leak

Apple might not commonly be in the business of making apps for Android, but a new leak suggests it has cross-platform ambitions for Apple Music. The subscription-based streaming service launched back in June with iOS 8.4 for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, and OS X, but according to a new set of screenshots, work is progressing on what's purportedly an Android version of the software.

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Samsung to unveil Galaxy S7 in January, patents own 3D Touch

Samsung to unveil Galaxy S7 in January, patents own 3D Touch

Rumors and speculation about Samsung's next flagship have already started flowing in and some might think it's a tad too early for that. However, it seems that it isn't too early after all. Korean media are now reporting a rumor that puts the Samsung Galaxy S7 announcement not in late February or early March but in the middle of January. That is definitely way ahead of the usual schedule and breaks Samsung's rhythm, though it doesn't exactly say when the smartphones will actually launch.

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LG rumored to be developing ‘G Pay,’ its own mobile payments solution

LG rumored to be developing ‘G Pay,’ its own mobile payments solution

Hope you haven't seen enough new mobile payment services debut this year, as there could be another on the horizon. According to several tips and rumors, LG is said to be working on "G Pay," a payment platform to compete with Apple Pay, Android Pay, and Samsung Pay. The most plausible evidence is in the fact that LG has filed for G Pay trademarks in both the US and its home country of South Korea.

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A controversial tax loophole could cut $25k off Tesla’s Model X

A controversial tax loophole could cut $25k off Tesla’s Model X

Tesla probably prefers you to think of the Model X as more than just a humble truck, but that classification could save some owners thousands of dollars in tax breaks. The electric SUV, the first - very few - deliveries of which began late last month, is heavy enough to tip it into a lucrative and controversial tax bracket which some truck buyers have used to save considerably on luxury vehicles.

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Twitter tipped in plan to layoff workers

Twitter tipped in plan to layoff workers

Following Jack Dorsey being name the new permanent CEO of Twitter, a new report has surfaced claiming the company is planning on laying off workers across the company some time this week. The unnamed sources do not state the anticipated number of workers who will be let go; however, they do say it is likely every department in the company will be affected, and that engineers will most likely be the most greatly affected by the upcoming purge.

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Apple’s 4K 21.5-inch iMac might arrive next week

Apple’s 4K 21.5-inch iMac might arrive next week

The tech flood just doesn't seem to stop, does it? Microsoft has just unveiled a new Surface Book that it unabashedly compares with Apple's MacBook Pro. But in just a few days, Apple might be firing back with a computer that Microsoft doesn't have a competitor to. At least not yet. Yes, it might be time for that iMac refresh. Sources are now claiming that Apple is preparing to launch its new 21.5-inch iMacs that have long been believed to sport a 4K resolution, finally bringing the smaller iMac forward in display tech.

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OnePlus mini might be what the OnePlus 2 could have been

OnePlus mini might be what the OnePlus 2 could have been

OnePlus has another smartphone slated before the year ends, that much is known. What form it will take or what purpose it will serve, however, has yet to be revealed. If leaks and rumors are to be taken at face value, this 3rd OnePlus smartphone would take the spot of a mid-tier offering. But don't let that label fool you. Based on this latest bit of info, the OnePlus mini, some call it the OnePlus X, possesses some features that, at least for some fans, should have been in the OnePlus 2 in the first place.

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Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rumored to have ridiculously thin bezels

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 rumored to have ridiculously thin bezels

In less than a week, Microsoft will be unveiling the next iteration of its Surface Pro line. But unlike with smartphone leaks, definite details on the tablet is harder to pin down. It's a no brainer that it will run on an Intel Skylake CPU but beyond that, not much is certain. Adding to the list is a rumor that the device will have almost non-existent bezels, which sounds more like a wish than a fact, not because of the feature itself but because of what it entails.

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