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Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google’s own Smart Display will reportedly fuel the Alexa war this year

Google is said to be planning to release a new smart speaker, and it might be looking to the Echo Show for inspiration. A new rumor claims that Google will release a smart speaker with a display at some point this year. If that turns out to be true, then that means Google would have a smart speaker to compete with almost every device in Amazon's Echo line up.

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The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor just won’t die

The Apple Car rumor has reignited, with analyst predictions that the Cupertino company will look to four wheels and complex technology for its next iPhone-scale success. Speculation that Apple is considering wading into transportation has been a regular topic of discussion in recent years, as investors and fans alike try to guess what the $1 trillion company might do next.

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2018 iPhone Apple Pencil support tipped as upgrade argument gets clearer

2018 iPhone Apple Pencil support tipped as upgrade argument gets clearer

For quite some time now, rumors have been claiming that Apple will launch three iPhones later this year. That isn't the most wild claim to make considering that Apple did the same thing in 2017, but in any case, the general consensus seems to be that we're getting a repeat of the three-phone line up in 2018. Today, analytics firm TrendForce delivered its predictions for 2018's iPhone line, and once again, we're seeing the claim that there will indeed be three phones for consumers to pick from.

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Galaxy X foldable smartphone sees Samsung fight its natural inclinations

Galaxy X foldable smartphone sees Samsung fight its natural inclinations

Samsung has a folding phone challenge. On the one hand, the smartphone-maker can't afford to rush its flexible smartphone - colloquially, though unofficially, known as the "Galaxy X" - to market and risk it being underwhelming. At the same time, however, the company's addiction to being first out of the gate with new technologies leaves it paranoid that rivals might beat it to the finish line.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE leak tips a keyboard for the masses

BlackBerry KEY2 LE leak tips a keyboard for the masses

BlackBerry is readying a new, more affordable version of its KEY2 smartphone, for those who want a physical keyboard but are turned off by the premium price tag. Expected to launch as the BlackBerry KEY2 LE, the new device is yet to be officially revealed, but details are already leaking.

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Ford “baby Bronco” will pair rugged looks with on-road talent

Ford “baby Bronco” will pair rugged looks with on-road talent

Ford is planning to cash in on Bronco anticipation with a new, compact SUV that borrows off-road styling cues from the upcoming truck. Unofficially dubbed the "baby Bronco," with its official name yet to be decided, the new small SUV would be targeted at drivers wanting the style but not requiring the actual talents of a full trail beast.

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Verizon’s Palm “Pepito” smartphone leaks, and it’s a tiny Android oddity

Verizon’s Palm “Pepito” smartphone leaks, and it’s a tiny Android oddity

We knew Verizon was bringing back the Palm brand this year, but nobody guessed the phone itself would be so unusual. Latest in TCL's efforts to resurrect older smartphone brands and return them to store shelves, the Palm revival follows a surprisingly good BlackBerry reboot.

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Now Facebook wants to see your bank account [Update]

Now Facebook wants to see your bank account [Update]

Facebook is trying to persuade banks to share your financial information with the social network, a further escalation of its personal data aggregation efforts. The company, still stinging from criticism around how it handled the Cambridge Analytica privacy disaster, has nonetheless faced renewed pressure from investors to increase engagement across its services.

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Dual SIM iPhones tipped in iOS 12 beta 5

Dual SIM iPhones tipped in iOS 12 beta 5

Though Dual SIM phones have yet to really take off here in the US, they're pretty popular in other regions of the world. This is especially true in places like Europe and Asia, where people are more likely to visit other countries frequently. A lot of manufacturers offer dual SIM variants of their flagship phones in some regions, but one company that doesn't is Apple.

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Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

Next iPad Pro said to be smaller, drop headphone jack, move Smart Connector

While most of the recent Apple rumors and speculation have focused on this year's iPhone lineup and the addition of a fullscreen LCD model, there's reason to believe we'll also be seeing new iPad Pro models for 2018. Along with the expectation that the upcoming iPads will include the iPhone X's FaceID technology, there's evidence suggesting the tablets will be dropping the standard 3.5mm headphone jack, as well as getting smaller all around.

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The Note 9’s success may seal the Galaxy S Plus’ fate

The Note 9’s success may seal the Galaxy S Plus’ fate

Samsung may consolidate its Plus-sized Galaxy S flagship with its Note range, after several generations of increasing screen size - and struggling sales - have worn away the differentiation between the two. Currently Samsung offers the Galaxy S9+ with a 6.2-inch display, and is expected to launch the 6.38-inch Galaxy Note 9 in just a few weeks time.

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Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Why Apple may be the victim in 2018 MacBook Pro throttling

Apple's most potent MacBook Pro may have a cooling problem, but blame for the toasty Core i9's throttling may not lie entirely at the Cupertino firm's door. The 2018 MacBook Pro offers a six-core Core i9 processor for the first time, one of Intel's fastest CPUs, and instantly became an object of lust for those wanting workstation performance from a portable machine.

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