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Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

Nintendo NX patent shows controller with swappable buttons

I'd wager that most gamers have sat playing their favorite game with controller in hand and wished that their controller were arranged differently. I know I have wished that there were a button here or there rather than a d-pad at times. A patent application has surfaced that shows Nintendo is thinking about a slick new controller that can be configured to some extent to how the player wants it.

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What’s up with the ‘deep blue’ iPhone 7 rumors?

What’s up with the ‘deep blue’ iPhone 7 rumors?

We saw an iPhone 7 rumor resurrected today: that there's a 'deep blue' iPhone 7 color in the pipeline. Rumors about this fabled blue phone surfaced earlier this year, and again resurfaced today on a Czech website that posted high-resolution photos of a gold-colored iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus dummy unit. According to the website, the source of its photos, an online retailer called Topp Ten, claims there is a deep blue version of Apple's upcoming handset, though it didn't supply any photos of the supposed model.

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Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Nintendo plans to bolster NX launch with Mario, Pokemon, Zelda releases

Console launches can be a tricky thing, and making sure a new console has enough big ticket games to support it can be even trickier - as evidenced by the fact that it rarely happens. It's a common complaint you hear every console cycle, with early adopters frequently lamenting the fact that they don't have any games to play on their shiny new game machine. It would seem that Nintendo isn't interested in letting that happen with its incoming NX console, if new rumors are to be believed.

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Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

Android 7.0 Nougat could roll out this week

We've known we're closing in on the release of Android 7.0 Nougat for quite a while now, but a new rumor is suggesting that we might get the highly anticipated update to Google's mobile OS sooner rather than later. According to these new whispers, Android 7.0 Nougat could be arriving as early as the end of this week.

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Uber planning to map the world with $500 million investment

Uber planning to map the world with $500 million investment

Since it first hit the scene, Uber has relied on Google Maps to get its drivers to folks who need a ride, but that may not be the case forever. A new report from unnamed sources speaking to The Financial Times say that Uber is planning to drop a cool $500 million on mapping the world as part of an initiative to focus on long-term growth. With mapping cars already on the road in the US and Mexico, Uber rolling out its self-made maps could be a reality sooner rather than later, too.

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Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo NX detailed in new leak as a portable, cartridge-based console

Nintendo's NX is still a console shrouded in mystery, but today a massive new leak might is dishing a lot of details about what it will offer when it arrives next year. Falling in with previous rumors, this leak also tips the NX as a portable console, but Nintendo is taking a more daring approach to handhelds this time around. Apparently, the NX will feature its own screen and detachable controllers that are housed on the device itself.

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Apple Car project reportedly finds new leader in Bob Mansfield

Apple Car project reportedly finds new leader in Bob Mansfield

It looks like Apple might be bringing in the big guns to head up the development of its oft-rumored electric car. According to new reports, longtime Apple executive Bob Mansfield is now leading the team tasked with bringing the car, which has been codenamed Project Titan, to life. This news comes after Mansfield stepped back from his public facing position to work closely with Tim Cook on what were called "special projects."

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iPhone 7 renders show key details in rumored “Pro” model(s)

iPhone 7 renders show key details in rumored “Pro” model(s)

Hyper-realistic renderings of the iPhone 7 and the so-called iPhone 7 Pro have appeared this week courtesy of Martin Hajek. If you're unfamiliar with the work of this 3D illustrator, have a peek at some iPhone 6 renderings, or a rendering of an Apple-designed BB-8, or Hajek's early concept of the iPad mini. From there you'll find that, while the images above and below may appear to be very real, they are indeed made by this 3rd-party artist, not Apple. They're right on par with the details we've gathered over the past several weeks, as well - mostly.

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Apple tipped to be making its own Echo competitor

Apple tipped to be making its own Echo competitor

Amazon's Echo may be facing yet another competitor, with word surfacing that Apple is going to make its own similar device with Siri at the core. Google recently unveiled its own Echo competitor following weeks of rumor and speculation; in Apple’s case, the company's device will reportedly let users issue voice commands for doing things like setting a timer or having the news read to them.

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iPhone 7 may tap Intel for faster internet speeds

iPhone 7 may tap Intel for faster internet speeds

There are a lot of rumors swirling about the forthcoming iPhone 7. Everything from a missing headphone jack, to a new camera, to an OLED display. Now new information leads us to believe that the next iPhone may have even faster internet speeds than any previous generation.

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Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Verizon preps Yahoo bid as Google considers buying core business

Yahoo's been criticized for dragging it feet, and things are finally getting underway -- there's a planned bid for the company's web business, according to sources, and other companies are considering challenging it. Sources say Verizon is preparing to place a first-round bid for Yahoo's web business, something that would fall in line with the company's previous comments about acquiring Yahoo. As well, sources say Google is considering making a bid of its own.

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Amazon may compete with FedEx, UPS via its own delivery fleet

Amazon may compete with FedEx, UPS via its own delivery fleet

In September, Amazon rolled out a service called Amazon Flex, which seeks drivers who will use their own cars to deliver Amazon packages to customers. According to a new report, Amazon is secretly inviting its Flex drivers to a new “on-demand” delivery service that will task them with standard packages, signaling an expansion beyond just Prime Now deliveries and a possible shakeup to how the company handles standard deliveries in general.

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