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New Nissan Leaf leaks: Mainstream style prompts controversy

New Nissan Leaf leaks: Mainstream style prompts controversy

Nissan may be playing it safe with the new Nissan Leaf EV, opting for uncontroversial styling as it continues to target the mass market with electric cars. The replacement for the current Leaf - which remains one of the strongest selling all-electric cars, despite its age - is expected to be officially revealed in September. However, a leak showing what's purported to be the new Leaf has prompted arguments among EV fans.

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Galaxy S9 to keep rear fingerprint sensor, Note 9 to debut under-display reader

Galaxy S9 to keep rear fingerprint sensor, Note 9 to debut under-display reader

Samsung's Galaxy S8 is barely three months old and already we're hearing news about its successor, next year's S9. It turns out that the latest report from Ming-Chi Kuo, the KGI analyst with an accurate track record when it comes to Apple releases, has details about the upcoming "iPhone 8" that include implications for what Samsung has planned not only for the Galaxy S9, but next year's Note 9 as well.

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Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple Watch LTE tipped for this year [Update]

Apple may finally have cracked the Apple Watch LTE battery problem, with reports that a cellularly-connected version is launching later this year. Rumors of a version of the company's smartwatch which could independently connect to cellular networks without requiring a tethered iPhone have circulated since even before the first-generation Apple Watch was released in April 2015. However, fitting sufficient power into such a device has always been a limiting factor.

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Apple AR glasses: Even the iPhone-maker isn’t sure about them

Apple AR glasses: Even the iPhone-maker isn’t sure about them

Apple's augmented reality glasses may be on the roadmap, but internally the iPhone-maker still hasn't decided exactly what they should do. Chatter of a pair of AR glasses, potentially packaging displays and cameras and capable of overlaying digital graphics atop the wearer's view of the real world, has circulated for some time. However, just as it's unclear from outside Apple what the specific purpose of the wearable might be, so it's reportedly not been settled upon within the firm.

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Google’s Snapchat Discover clone Stamp is AMP for Millennials

Google’s Snapchat Discover clone Stamp is AMP for Millennials

Watch out Snapchat: Google wants to eat your lunch. While the Battle Royale may have been between Snapchat and Facebook until now, with the latter frequently accused of stealing the features of the former, now the Mountain View search giant is wading into the ring. According to sources, it not only has eyes on one of Snapchat's more lucrative features, but potential customers already lined up to use it.

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Intel Coffee Lake CPU may be a bitter upgrade to swallow

Intel Coffee Lake CPU may be a bitter upgrade to swallow

Intel CPU fans eager to upgrade to the chip maker's upcoming Coffee Lake silicon may find themselves with a bigger than expected hit on their wallet. The new processors are set to succeed Intel's Kaby Lake models, using 14nm Tri-Gate processes and offering up to 30-percent performance gains over current seventh-generation 15W mobile CPUs. However, in doing so it's looking like they'll break backward compatibility.

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iPhone camera upgrade tipped with iOS 11 SmartCam

iPhone camera upgrade tipped with iOS 11 SmartCam

The feature-leaking fallout from Apple's inadvertent iOS 11 goof continues, with suggestions that the iPhone camera is about to get a whole lot smarter. Apple surprised - and then delighted - code-diggers last week, when what appeared to be an internal version of iOS 11.0.2 intended for HomePod test units was mistakenly pushed out to external developers. The glee at finding unannounced elements of the upcoming smart speaker was quickly eclipsed by a gush of news about the upcoming iPhone 8.

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Note 8 specs leak: The iPhone 8’s big competition

Note 8 specs leak: The iPhone 8’s big competition

2017 is shaping up to be a Battle Royale between two phones, the iPhone 8 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, and now a believable set of specs for the latter has emerged. We're only a few weeks out from Samsung's big official reveal for the Note 8, which will take place on August 23. However, that hasn't stopped tipsters from spilling the details early.

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iPhone 8 release: Apple seems very confident about September

iPhone 8 release: Apple seems very confident about September

The iPhone 8 will launch in September, except it'll actually be delayed, or maybe it'll arrive on time but stock will be so limited you won't get one until the holidays. The past few months haven't exactly helped if you've been trying to time your next iPhone upgrade, with leaks from the supply chain warning of delays for Apple's new flagship, analysts weighing in with their own speculation, and a general cloud of "can they build enough in time" lending the whole affair a sense of ominous foreboding. All except, that is, for Apple itself.

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LG V30 tipped to worldwide release in September

LG V30 tipped to worldwide release in September

LG's latest flagship smartphone, the LG V30, will soon be here. Following invitations from the company earlier this month, it's expected the device will be unveiled at the end of August at this year's IFA event in Berlin. The good news is that it will be a short wait afterwards to actually get one, as the latest report says that the LG V30 will be available around the globe by the end of September.

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Apple takes iPhone OLED into its own hands

Apple takes iPhone OLED into its own hands

If there's one thing you can almost guarantee gets Apple execs frustrated, it's seeing Samsung's name high on the list of suppliers for iPhone components. Now, according to new reports, the Cupertino company is looking to change that in a significant way. While the iPhone 8 may be dependent on Samsung Display for the OLED screen it's expected to debut in Apple's smartphone range, the groundwork is in place to wean future iPhones off their Samsung dependence.

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Galaxy Note 8 tipped to debut alongside Bixby-powered Bluetooth headphones

Galaxy Note 8 tipped to debut alongside Bixby-powered Bluetooth headphones

We now know that Samsung will unveil the new Galaxy Note 8 smartphone at an event scheduled for August 23rd. But while we still have to wait to hear about rumored features such as the device's rear dual camera and new stylus enhancements, a new report has indicated Samsung will have another surprise to unveil: a pair of Apple AirPod-like wireless headphones that include the new Bixby smart assistant.

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