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Google’s newly tipped messaging app has chatbot assistants

Google’s newly tipped messaging app has chatbot assistants

Google’s artificial intelligence is being used to create a new mobile messaging app, according to sources. The messaging service will differ from Hangouts via the inclusion of chatbot assistants tasked with answering questions and following commands issued through the messaging app. Sources say the chatbots will hunt down the answer to users’ questions by searching the Web and “other sources," check the weather, set reminders, and more.

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Corvette E-Ray trademark tips electric Stingray

Corvette E-Ray trademark tips electric Stingray

The next big uproar in Corvette land could very well be an electric version of the iconic Stingray. Chevrolet's Ferrari-rival for the everyman may have a legacy of screaming V8 performance, but there are whispers of a potential "Corvette E-Ray" to put an electrified twist on the coveted classic.

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Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

Ford is Google’s perfect first self-driving car partner

The deal adds up: Ford and Google both want self-driving cars to stop being an experiment and start being a legitimate transport option. According to the rumor-mill, the automaker and the tech giant have been secretly scheming a collaboration on autonomous vehicles for several years, and the time is almost ripe for the fruits of that partnership to be shown off publicly.

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Report: Sony developing sulfur-based smartphone battery with 40% longer life

Report: Sony developing sulfur-based smartphone battery with 40% longer life

While smartphones continue to get thinner and thinner each year, their battery life continues to remain the same, and if the rising popularity of phone cases that feature an extra battery is any indication, that's something most users don't appreciate. However, if a recent report from Japan's Nikkei newspaper is accurate, Sony might be the one to save the day, as the company is said to be working on a smartphone battery that can last 40% longer on a single charge.

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Google’s self-driving car could spin out to challenge Uber in 2016

Google’s self-driving car could spin out to challenge Uber in 2016

Google's self-driving car division will become a standalone Alphabet company in 2016, insiders claim, ahead of a commercial autonomous vehicle service launch. Currently, the team - which includes high-profile hires from both the automotive and the computer sciences industries - is part of the clandestine Google X lab, the company's research and development division previously responsible for Glass and other projects.

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Sony now said to release two Xperia Z6 models in 2016

Sony now said to release two Xperia Z6 models in 2016

The last few years have troublesome for Sony's division, but we know they're not quite ready to throw in the towel on smartphones just yet. It seems the Japanese company is planning to debut a Xperia Z6 next year, but the rest is still unknown. Just over a week ago the latest rumors were about Sony's next flagship seeing five different variants. Sony many have come to its senses that five was a bit too much, or the rumored number of models was exaggerated, because now we're hearing word that it's been reduced to just two.

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Nikon D5 to pack 20MP sensor tips source

Nikon D5 to pack 20MP sensor tips source

Nikon is one of the biggest names in digital cameras with many of the best cameras in the industry to its name. The company is getting ready to launch a new DSLR camera according to details that have leaked ahead of the official unveil of the device. A source has leaked images of a new DSLR that are claimed to be of the D5.

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Microsoft Surface Phone might have a two-phone tag team

Microsoft Surface Phone might have a two-phone tag team

To some extent, it's almost understandable that Windows Phone and Lumia fans still crave for an even more premium flagship. The Lumia 950 and its larger 950 XL sibling, though high spec'ed, didn't really tickle the fancy of those drooling over metal-clad smartphones. In short, there's still some clamor for what most are calling the Surface Phone. Based on another set of rumors, awaiting fans might actually be treated to two such smartphones, in a strategy that reeks of the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book tandem.

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HTC Perfume smells like next flagship device says source

HTC Perfume smells like next flagship device says source

Back in August of this year, a rumor was making the rounds that HTC was working on a new high-end smartphone for the top of its range called the HTC O2. That device was tipped to use a Snapdragon 820 SoC and to have a launch date set for Q1 2016. A new rumor is now making the rounds that claims that the HTC O2 is no more and that a new flagship device is in the works called the HTC Perfume.

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Apple Watch 2 reveal tipped for March 2016 with 4″ iPhone 6c

Apple Watch 2 reveal tipped for March 2016 with 4″ iPhone 6c

Apple's second-generation Apple Watch 2, along with a new 4-inch iPhone 6c, may be revealed in March next year according to the latest rumors. The public unveil of the upcoming wearable refresh would slightly jump the gun on the first-generation Apple Watch's on-sale anniversary, while according to 9 to 5 Mac's source, sales of the new model would likely begin in April 2016.

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Apple could be moving iPhones to OLED by 2018

Apple could be moving iPhones to OLED by 2018

Long overdue change or wishful thinking? Chances are, Apple fans, particularly those who pay much attention to technical details such as this, might be split over this latest rumor. According to Japanese site Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun, the Cupertino-based tech company is planning to launch iPhones with OLED screens in 2018, which would be named the iPhone 8, with Japanese display maker JDI said to be in talks to be Apple's supplier when that time comes around. That is, of course, it if comes around at all.

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Honda S2000 roadster tipped to finally have a successor

Honda S2000 roadster tipped to finally have a successor

In 2009, Honda's two-seater sports car was supposed to have a second generation model that would have kept the car maker in the running as one of the more recognized "enthusiasts" brands. Sadly, that day never came to pass. Apparently it would take more than half a decade for a real Honda S2000 to come along, at least according to insider sources. But intention and execution don't always go hand in hand, and Honda still has to iron out a few details before it could even proceed to production.

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