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Rumor: Huawei-made Nexus phone will have 5.7-inch screen

Rumor: Huawei-made Nexus phone will have 5.7-inch screen

Here we go again; Huawei making the next Nexus rumors. First surfacing about six weeks ago, Huawei is widely rumored to be making Google’s next flagship phone. So far, we’ve heard it would be based on the Huawei Honor 6 Plus, which seems as polarizing as Google’s choice for a 6-inch screen on the Nexus 6. This new batch of rumors positions a Huawei-made Nexus device as a wholly new smartphone; comparatively, there’s no Huawei phone like it. Yet.

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Google threat may drive Mercedes, BMW and Audi to buy HERE

Google threat may drive Mercedes, BMW and Audi to buy HERE

Mercedes-Benz, BMW, and Audi have forged a rare partnership and are joining forces to acquire Nokia's HERE mapping business, insiders suggest, hoping to cut reliance on Google. Rumors that HERE - which includes 3D mapping of road data, along with high-resolution scanning suitable for the next generation of self-driving cars - was up for sale broke in April, with potential suitors tipped to include both Amazon and Alibaba. Now, there are some big names in automotive said to be weighing in with a bid.

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3rd gen Moto X specs leaks out

3rd gen Moto X specs leaks out

It's hard to believe that it has already been seven months since the 2014 Moto X was unveiled, which means there just 5 months left until the next generation. Unless Lenovo/Motorola decides on an August date just like the first Moto X. Naturally, we're beginning to hear of supposed insider info on what the 2015 Moto X will be like, which does sound a bit too good to be true at times. However, it could very well be a litmus test of whether Motorola can keep up with the fame it built back when it was still under Google's care.

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Microsoft tipped to be working on two high-end Lumia phones

Microsoft tipped to be working on two high-end Lumia phones

Microsoft has been putting out new Windows Phone powered Lumia phones, but, like Nokia before it, it seems to be content simply filling the lower end with budget choices. Well, not anymore, if this insider tip is to be believed. The source claims that Redmond is busy at work designing not one but two Lumia phones that could, on paper, stand proud against this year's flagships. Of course, it will be running Windows 10 for phones, so your opinion and experience might vary, depending on your reception of Microsoft's upcoming OS.

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Next Apple TV remote tipped to have a touchpad

Next Apple TV remote tipped to have a touchpad

It seems that Apple is taking a U-turn on many of its hardball stances, most of them attributed to the late Steve Jobs: a non-skeumorphic interface, a large screen iPhone, a smartwatch, and probably a huge iPad that might come with a stylus. Now there might be yet another design decision that would go against its previous gospel: an Apple TV remote with a touchpad. Apple has been preaching the simplicity of its remote for years but now it's adding a bit of complexity. At least it's not doing so with a dozen or so buttons.

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Alleged iPad ‘Pro’ cases shown off in video (it’s so thin!)

Alleged iPad ‘Pro’ cases shown off in video (it’s so thin!)

With tablet sales slumping, rumors of an ‘iPad Pro’ still circulate. The 12-inch tablet is widely speculated on, but we’ve still not seen anything close to a finished product. There have been ‘dummy’ models photographed, and cases surreptitiously snapped, but nothing suggesting anyone has a working iPad Pro anywhere on Earth (except maybe Cupertino). In the latest turn of events, we’re getting another look at cases for this iPad Pro. The difference? this time it’s a video, not sketchy pics from who-knows-where.

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Surface Pro 4 leak: thinner, fanless Surface Pro 3

Surface Pro 4 leak: thinner, fanless Surface Pro 3

Microsoft's BUILD developer conference is upon us and with it comes bits and pieces of Windows 10 that may or may not arrive in July. But along with the new operating system, there is a good deal of speculation about Microsoft hardware to go along with it. Yes, it's now time to speculate about the Surface Pro 4, and Chinese site 36kr.com claims it has the scoop on some of its upcoming features. Good news for fresh new Surface Pro 3 owners: you need not regret your recent purchase. Yet.

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Uber buckles under pressure in Germany

Uber buckles under pressure in Germany

Uber has buckled under pressure in Germany and will be getting rid of its UberPOP service in the nation, at least according to sources that have surfaced. In the place of UberPOP will be drivers that have the proper private-hire licenses, though when those drivers will be taking to the road isn’t entirely clear at this point. This is an unusual course of action for Uber, which has notoriously strong-armed its way into markets that weren’t welcoming, usually finding some level of success in doing so — Portland, perhaps, being the most recent example of this tactic.

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New iPod Touch rumored for late 2015, but low-end iPhone unlikely

New iPod Touch rumored for late 2015, but low-end iPhone unlikely

Now that the Apple Watch has finally been released, the world can begin returning to normal. And with that comes rumors and speculation about Apple's other products. The two latest pieces of information focus on less-promoted devices like the iPod Touch and a cheaper, low-end iPhone successor. The near-forgotten iPod Touch was last updated in October 2012, so even a minor refresh could be welcome, while a followup to 2013's iPhone 5C was absent from last September's iPhone 6 debut.

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BitTorrent confirms layoffs: 40 workers rumored gone

BitTorrent confirms layoffs: 40 workers rumored gone

BitTorrent has been putting a lot of work into growing, and it has seemingly been progressing well with its BitTorrent Originals entertainment effort and BitTorrent Sync, among other things. Sources have cropped up to reveal that things may not be going so well behind closed doors, however, and they claim that yesterday the company laid off “dozens” of employees. The move was said to be in an effort to focus on a smaller bunch of products, and to “streamline business operations”.

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Comcast tipped in plan to nix TWC merger

Comcast tipped in plan to nix TWC merger

Last week, word surfaced that the Department of Justice was planning to recommend the Comcast and Time Warner Cable acquisition be blocked, and was collecting evidence to support a case against the merger. This was good news to the (loads of) critics of the plan, and pointed toward a ray of hope that the acquisition wouldn’t go through. Now there’s a bigger sign that the end is near, with sources saying that Comcast is going to withdraw its acquisition plans.

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