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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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Motorola RAZR could return as Verizon foldable smartphone

Motorola RAZR could return as Verizon foldable smartphone

The Motorola RAZR could return as a flagship folding smartphone, rebooting the iconic cellphone name within months. Epitomizing the mid-2000s phone market, the RAZR V3 launched in 2004 as the spiritual successor to Motorola's StarTAC, and went on to make the company millions with numerous iterations and color variants.

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Microsoft gears up for a foldable Windows invasion

Microsoft gears up for a foldable Windows invasion

2019 could very well wind up being the year of the foldable device. As we prepare for the first foldable smartphones to arrive, Microsoft is reportedly gearing up for big investments in foldable and dual-screen Windows devices. This includes not only foldable hardware of its own and from OEM partners, but also a push to make Windows compatible with those devices.

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Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

Apple AirPower charging pad may finally be launching soon

If you've been wondering where Apple's AirPower charging accessory is, you're far from the only one. The wireless charging pad was announced alongside the iPhone 8 and iPhone X way back in 2017, and while Apple told us then that it would be released sometime in 2018, here we are in 2019 still waiting for an update. The latest news is far from an official confirmation that AirPower will be shipping soon, however it is the most credible rumor about the device we've heard in some time.

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