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Mercedes-AMG A45 S could be a 416hp giant-killer

Mercedes-AMG A45 S could be a 416hp giant-killer

Mercedes-AMG promised us a hotter version of the new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, and now we have a good idea just how much hotter it'll be. To say we're excited at the prospect is an understatement, frankly, particularly with the idea that the AMG A45 S could well pack a heady 416 horsepower.

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Porsche Taycan Turbo reminds us that EV names are tough

Porsche Taycan Turbo reminds us that EV names are tough

Porsche is upfront about its EV plans: it wants to make the Taycan electric sedan a family, not just a one-off. The lingering question has been, just how much will that family cost, and how will it fit into the performance automakers' existing range.

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Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Flagship iPhone assembly may start in India amid tariff threats

Apple's flagship iPhones will no longer be exclusively made in China, insiders claim, as the company looks to bypass the potential impact of President Trump's trade war with the country. The increasingly complex series of tariffs has seen certain products in Apple's range threatened with a 10-percent import penalty, as the US government attempts to force China into negotiations.

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iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad could give Apple a 2019 tablet hit

iPad mini 5 and 10-inch iPad could give Apple a 2019 tablet hit

Apple's long neglect of the iPad mini will come to an end in 2019, reports out of China suggest, as part of sweeping changes to the Cupertino firm's more affordable tablets rumored to kick off in the new year. While 2018 saw significant advancements in high-end models like the iPad Pro 11-inch and iPad Pro 12.9, more affordable - and, most importantly, physically smaller - versions like the iPad mini have flown under the radar.

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Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Smart Battery Case for iPhone XS and XS Max leak in Apple doc

Apple's Smart Battery Case for the iPhone XS has leaked, with the upcoming hunchbacked accessory spotted in a purported merchandise guide for retailers. The Cupertino firm first launched a Smart Battery Case in late 2015, aiming to address iPhone 6 and iPhone 6s runtimes, though the accessories have been conspicuously absent for newer iPhones.

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Next-gen Xbox release leak tips codenames and more

Next-gen Xbox release leak tips codenames and more

Over the summer, Microsoft confirmed that it's already at work on next-generation Xbox hardware. Though these new consoles are likely still some time off, we're potentially learning a little bit more about them today. New rumors claim that there will be two next-generation Xboxes, and they'll be codenamed "Anaconda" and "Lockheart."

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Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Apple’s rumored Texture relaunch leaves some news publishers unconvinced

Earlier this year, Apple acquired Texture, which is often described as "the Netflix of magazines." With Texture, users pay a monthly fee to access around 200 different magazines - that rate used to be $14.99 per month, but not long after picking up Texture, Apple dropped it to $9.99. As it turns out, Apple might have even bigger plans for Texture besides a simple price drop, but some publishers aren't that thrilled about what Apple it plotting.

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HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

HoloLens 2 chip choice has some huge advantages

Microsoft has ditched Intel and will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset for the upcoming next-generation HoloLens, but it's not the one you might have expected. The hotly-anticipated augmented reality headset is shaping up to dramatically improve the blending of virtual objects with the real-world, but of course all of that demands power - and power efficiency.

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iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

iPhone XS Smart Battery Case leaked with tipped quick release

Yesterday, reports of a watchOS icon seemingly confirming a new Smart Battery Case for iPhone began making the rounds. The Smart Battery Case, as many of Apple fans will likely remember, was a first-party battery case made primarily for the iPhone 6s but also compatible with the iPhone 6 and 7. The appearance of this icon suggested that Apple may finally be working on a new Smart Battery Case for modern iPhones after going three years between releases.

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Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone might be making a comeback

Apple Smart Battery Case for iPhone might be making a comeback

Though the list of Apple-made iPhone accessories is fairly short, one that manages to stand out is the Smart Battery Case. This case took on established brands like Mophie in the external power space when it launched for the iPhone 6s back in 2015, and though its design was a little strange, it got the job done well enough. Even though cases that offer an extra battery always seem to be in demand, Apple has never released a follow-up to its Smart Battery Case.

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Google Allo may not be around much longer

Google Allo may not be around much longer

Those of you who use Google Allo regularly might want to buckle in, because it might not be around much longer. Though it feels like Google Allo just launched - it's only been around since late 2016, after all - Google may already be looking to move away from it. So say new rumors, at any rate, which don't paint a very pretty picture for the state of Allo's development.

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iPhone 5G will skip 2019

iPhone 5G will skip 2019

It looks like 2019 is going to be a big year with the roll out of mobile 5G. Many phone manufacturers will be scrambling to get 5G-capable devices on shelves throughout the year, but once again, we're hearing today that Apple may not be one of them. In fact, we might not see an iPhone capable of tapping into 5G networks until sometime in 2020.

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