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Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

Apple Car hits roadblock as software not vehicle prioritized

It was the automakers' boogeyman: Apple - fat off iPhone sales and widely lauded for its user-friendliness - weighing its own, mysterious entry into the car market. Another stress atop the awkward transition from dumb to semi-autonomous cars, at a time when industry stalwarts were already facing pressure from Silicon Valley upstarts like Tesla. Now, though, it seems Detroit & Co. have squeezed out a reprieve.

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Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

Netflix said to offer offline viewing before the year’s end

As the competition between streaming video services continues to heat up, one of the distinguishing features is quickly turning out to be offline viewing, or the ability for users to temporarily download media for watching in situations where an internet connection isn't available, such as along airplane flights. Netflix, the reigning king of streaming video, has long balked at offline viewing, with CEO Reed Hastings previously stating that it was "never going to happen." However, we're hearing from more sources that things could soon change.

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Apple event’s secret MacBook accessories detailed in brief

Apple event’s secret MacBook accessories detailed in brief

If you believe the talk, Apple isn't quite done with product announcements for 2016. Even though the announcement and launch of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus are in the bag, Apple is said to be hosting another event before the year is out to reveal, among other things, a revamped MacBook. If a new leak is to be believed, however, hardware refreshes aren't the only thing Apple is plotting to reveal at this event.

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Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

Apple to cut iPhone bugs by harmonizing dev teams

It would appear that Apple thinks the development of its cloud services could be more efficient. Anonymous sources close to this issue have told Bloomberg that Apple plans to unify its cloud development teams in the same space, potentially making the production of services like Siri, Maps, iCloud, and Apple Music easier for everyone involved.

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iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

iPad Pro 2017 release tipped with iPad mini Pro and new 12.9-inch model

Those who follow Apple news will know that the rumor mill rarely stops churning, and today that mill is at it again, delivering new whispers of Apple's incoming iPad Pro releases. A new report by Macotakara (as reported by 9to5Mac) details the three new iPad Pro models that are rumored to be arriving in spring of 2017, dishing some details screen sizes, speakers, and cameras.

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Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Galaxy S8 details leak: this might be Samsung’s secret weapon

Is it too early to look toward the Galaxy S8? With Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 woes still at the forefront of a lot of conversations, most would probably say no, but the Galaxy S8 leaks keep coming anyway. The latest one comes from Forbes, and though this report contains a handful of things we've heard already, it also details the GPU that could be found within the Galaxy S8, something we haven't heard all that much about.

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Alphabet’s Verily watch is a hospital on your wrist

Alphabet’s Verily watch is a hospital on your wrist

Google's healthcare-focused sibling Verily may be busy building fitness tracking wearables, but don't confuse its designs with the latest Android Wear smartwatch. The Alphabet division, established in December 2015 after being spun out from Google's own healthcare team, may not be ready to go public with its gadgets - a line-up expected to eventually include smart contact lenses for diabetics and wearables that can monitor for cancer - but an early preview has spilled new details on what one of Verily's gadgets will be like.

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Destiny 2 said to be coming to PC in addition to consoles

Destiny 2 said to be coming to PC in addition to consoles

When the original Destiny launched, some PC players were dismayed to see that the game wouldn't be coming to their platform of choice. That may be changing with Destiny 2, as new reports claim the sequel will be coming to PC alongside consoles. These reports also claim that Destiny 2 could potentially leave player characters from the first game behind, something that clashes with Bungie's original vision for Destiny as a franchise.

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4K Chromecast Ultra says hello in leaked press image

4K Chromecast Ultra says hello in leaked press image

Google's event on October 4 seems to be already filled to the brim with new hardware announcements, and a new Chromecast may be joining that roster. The Chromecast Ultra, which is rumored to be the 4K big brother to the more 1080p Chromecast, could very well see an announcement there as well. Today we're catching a glimpse at the new device, courtesy of a leaked press image.

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Apple reportedly testing its Siri-powered smart home speaker

Apple reportedly testing its Siri-powered smart home speaker

Amazon may have flopped with its attempt to get into the smartphone game with its own Fire Phone, but the company has found a sure-fire hit in its internet-connected Echo smart speaker. Now others a rushing to play catch-up, including Google with its own Home device, and, if rumors are true, Apple has a product brewing that will use Siri to control a home's lights, appliances, and other connected products.

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Verizon and Microsoft also named as potential Twitter buyers

Verizon and Microsoft also named as potential Twitter buyers

Earlier today, CNBC reported that Google and Salesforce had both expressed an interest in possibly making a formal offer to buy Twitter. While that doesn't necessarily mean those offers are coming, it sounds like they'll have more competition aside from one another if money talks begin. That's because Verizon and Microsoft have also been named as companies that are interested in purchasing Twitter.

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Twitter may soon receive buyout offers from Google and Salesforce

Twitter may soon receive buyout offers from Google and Salesforce

Twitter's days as an independent company could soon be coming to an end, if new reports are to be believed. Those reports, which come from sources speaking to CNBC's David Faber, claim that Twitter could have incoming buyout offers from a number of technology companies, chief among those being Google and Salesforce.

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