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Google’s new Glass said to ditch the display

Google’s new Glass said to ditch the display

Glass may not have been the wearable revolution Google hoped, but the latest rumors suggest the reborn Project Aura is now working on a trio of successors. The team, which rebranded earlier this year and reportedly busied itself working on an enterprise wearable for users less swayed by fashion and more by functionality, is now said to have both consumers and businesses in mind.

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Report: Facebook AI could alert parents when sharing kid pics

Report: Facebook AI could alert parents when sharing kid pics

Facebook could be working on a feature that would alert parents when they share a photo of their children on the social network. The feature seems to be geared toward safety, making parents aware, when applicable, that anyone can see the shared images of their children. This is part of Facebook’s larger work with deep learning and artificial intelligence, something that has been used to create other photo-centric features.

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Apple person-to-person payments said next in wallet war

Apple person-to-person payments said next in wallet war

Apple Pay has already waged war on your credit cards; now it's said to be targeting person-to-person payments. A new service, similar in concept to PayPal's Venmo system which allows individuals to send money digitally to friends and family, is said to be the topic of discussions between the Cupertino firm and its banking partners.

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Instagram: No, we’re not testing 3D Touch adverts

Instagram: No, we’re not testing 3D Touch adverts

Despite reports to the contrary, Instagram has denied testing 3D Touch adverts for the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s plus. The photo-sharing social network was rumored last week to be using Apple's newest pressure-sensitive technology for a trial of a new monetization system, but according to the Facebook-owned firm it's not actually underway.

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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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