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Twitter tipped in plan to increase 140-character limit

Twitter tipped in plan to increase 140-character limit

Twitter. It’s obviously different from Facebook in many ways, but one of the best differences is the character limit — Twitter users are forced to think about what they’re saying, and you won’t have to slog through paragraphs of needless banter as a result. Still, URLs and image links eat up the present 140-character limit substantially, and not all succinct sentiments can be squeezed into such a small restriction.

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Roku 4 tipped with 4K support

Roku 4 tipped with 4K support

While the news about upcoming streaming video set-top boxes have been dominated by the new Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, there are rumblings that Roku is nearing the launch of an updated model. The Roku 3 made its debut bake in 2013, and while it's still a decent choice today, the draw of 4K video support is starting to attract viewers. Known tipster Dave Zatz of Zatz Not Funny says leaked information has hinted the upcoming release of the Roku 4.

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Apple met DMV to talk self-driving car (but is it ready?)

Apple met DMV to talk self-driving car (but is it ready?)

Apple met with the California DMV to discuss self-driving car regulations, lending further weight to rumors the company is developing an autonomous vehicle. The meeting, between Apple senior legal counsel Mike Maletic and a number of California Department of Motor Vehicle executives, took place on August 16, the Guardian reports, though it's unclear at this stage how far through the development pipeline any car might actually be.

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Google Glass changes name to Project Aura, tries to change fate

Google Glass changes name to Project Aura, tries to change fate

Not all of Google's ambitious, sometimes insane, projects become as successful as it might have dreamed, no matter how expensive that dream was. Such was the fate of Google Glass, it seemed, the company's real first wearable, predating even Android Wear. That dream, however, never really died and might soon be making a comeback, with a fresh new name and some fresh new faces. Supposedly now called Project Aura, at least internally, the new team will be manned interestingly by some of Amazon's own lost engineers.

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Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung Galaxy S7 discovered in testing as codename Project Lucky

Samsung has already released all of its Galaxy devices for 2015, right? So we might as well start getting excited for next year's flagship, the assumed Galaxy S7. After all, we're already hearing rumors and speculation about the iPhone 7, so let's just start focusing on the phones of 2016. Right on the heels of Samsung's Exynos M1 system on a chip (SoC) being found in benchmark scores, additional details have revealed that the device using the chip is a test version of the Galaxy S7.

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iPhone “7” tipped to be as thin as 6mm

iPhone “7” tipped to be as thin as 6mm

We haven't even gotten the formal announcement of the "iPhone 6S" from Apple yet, but as is tradition with the company's smartphone, we're already hearing rumors and speculation about the next model. Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst that most Apple/iPhone followers will recognize a fairly reliable source of leaks and hints, has said in his latest report that the 2016 model of the iPhone, tentatively known as the "iPhone 7," will be drastically thinner than the 6/6 Plus we have now.

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Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

Samsung said exploring Gear S2 for iPhone

First Android Wear... next Tizen? Samsung is reportedly investigating making its Gear S2 wearable compatible with iPhone, following Google in taking on the Apple Watch on its home turf. While not yet the Korean company's official stance, according to one spokesperson it's something being closely examined.

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iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

iPad Pro tipped to debut at Apple’s September 9 event

Late last month, Apple confirmed its big event taking place on September 9 in San Francisco, and word has it the company will be debuting its new iPad Pro slate at said event, as well as a new iPad Mini model. The iPad Pro has been the source of rumors for a while, and will reportedly be hitting shelves this coming November, with pre-orders being planned for the end of October. Likewise, the iPad mini 4 will be an improvement over the current iPad mini model in multiple ways.

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Siri-led Apple TV said bigger and more expensive

Siri-led Apple TV said bigger and more expensive

Apple's new Apple TV set-top box will add to, rather than replace, the existing model new rumors suggest, with the 4th-gen establishing a range ahead of cord-cutter plans. The new box is widely expected to be revealed at Apple's September 9 event in San Francisco, alongside the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus, but new leaks indicate its much-discussed Siri control and other features will come at a cost.

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