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Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and VW’s huge deal hits EV and self-driving hurdles

Ford and Volkswagen's deal to collaborate on cars still needs some work, with insiders suggesting it's yet to be the cost, tech, and time-saving savior that the automakers first promised. The two firms announced their collaboration in January, first on pickup trucks and commercial vans, though with electrification and autonomous driving also set to be added to the deal.

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Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

Pixel 3 Lite release with Pixel Watch leads rumored Google strategy shift

The Google Pixel 3 Lite is set to launch later this year and undercut the iPhone XR, a new report claims, bringing the long-anticipated Google smartwatch and other hardware with it. It's said to be part of Google's attempt to expand its audience with Pixel smartphones, offering a more affordable version as it scales up its hardware ambitions with a number of new devices and form-factors.

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Apple event on March 25 could see News subscription launch

Apple event on March 25 could see News subscription launch

Apple will reportedly hold an event on March 25, though don't get excited at the thought of new AirPods or a new iPad mini. While the Cupertino company is believed to be working on both new products, it's a new services launch which will apparently be star of the show at the event late next month.

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Apple’s AirPods’ big 2019 upgrades are reportedly staggered

Apple’s AirPods’ big 2019 upgrades are reportedly staggered

Apple's AirPods 2 are coming, but expect a mid-cycle revamp of sorts before the second-generation wireless headphones arrive, at least according to the latest leaks. Though initially a subject of ridicule by many, AirPods have gone on to be a legitimate accessories success story for Apple.

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VW Golf GTI hybrid plan scrapped claim insiders

VW Golf GTI hybrid plan scrapped claim insiders

Volkswagen reportedly had a last-minute change of heart with the new VW Golf GTI, shelving a planned switch to hybrid power for the eighth-generation hot-hatch. Expected to make its debut in early 2020, the new car was rumored to make use of an electrified drivetrain that could have boosted low-end power with an electric motor.

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Verily smart shoes tipped as a doctor for your feet

Verily smart shoes tipped as a doctor for your feet

Verily, the health focused division of Alphabet which span out of the Google X moonshot lab, is looking to smart shoes for its next big advance. The company - which is attempting to coax healthcare breakthroughs by applying big data principles and cutting-edge technology to the human body - has already experimented with smart contact lenses and heart-monitoring watches.

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A more portable Nintendo Switch may lower the price

A more portable Nintendo Switch may lower the price

Pretty much since the day the Nintendo Switch launched, there have been whispers and speculation about a potential hardware revision for the console. Players expecting hardware revisions out of Nintendo isn't really surprising, as the company launched a number of them for both the original DS and the 3DS. Since the Switch is a hybrid console that's fairly easily portable, it makes sense that the company would launch new models at some point, right?

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iOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models

iOS 12.2 hints at upcoming iPod Touch, iPad models

It's been a number of years since Apple has updated either the iPad Mini or iPod Touch devices, but that could soon be changing. For the last few months we've heard rumors about a new iPad Mini for 2019, while word of a new iPod Touch is a surprise for many. It seems both are in the works, however, as the latest beta release for iOS 12.2 includes mentions of unannounced devices.

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Sonos headphones could target Sony and Bose with smart speaker tech

Sonos headphones could target Sony and Bose with smart speaker tech

Sonos plans to launch a set of premium headphones to expand its footprint - and its virtual assistant integrations - beyond the home, according to reports this week. The headphones would be Sonos' first completely wireless product, after it built a reputation for easy to install and straightforward to use streaming speakers and multi-room audio.

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2020 iPhones may drop LCDs entirely

2020 iPhones may drop LCDs entirely

While you can certainly argue that Apple arrived late to the OLED party, iPhones boasting the display tech have been slowly taking over the company's yearly device lineups. It may not be long before Apple decides to fully embrace OLED, which of course means leaving LCD in the dust. That's something Apple has been hesitant to do thus far, opting instead of offer LCD iPhones along costly OLED models.

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More details about EA’s canned Star Wars game surface

More details about EA’s canned Star Wars game surface

Last night, Kotaku published a report that claimed EA Vancouver's Star Wars game has been canned. The game has been in development since October 2017, so a little over a year, and entered production after EA shut down Visceral Studios, which was also working on Star Wars game of its own. In the time since that report was published, more information has surfaced, giving us a better idea of EA's motivation in this latest cancellation.

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Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple hunts Medicare funds for Apple Watch on seniors’ wrists

Apple is shopping the Apple Watch around private Medicare plan providers, in the hope of getting the health-tracking smartwatch onto the wrists of seniors. Now in its fourth generation, the latest Apple Watch features the ability to perform basic electrocardiogram tests to ascertain heart health, as well as a fall detection system that can spot if the wearer has collapsed and summon help.

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