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Oppo chip plan could give Qualcomm a new nightmare

Oppo chip plan could give Qualcomm a new nightmare

Oppo is set to join the growing list of smartphone makers designing their own chipsets, according to a new report, with the Chinese company said to be looking to trim its dependence on processors from Qualcomm and others. The move would follow Apple, Huawei, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Google's path to system-on-chip (SoC) independence, allowing Oppo to customize its hardware according to its specific needs for each device.

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Apple CarPlay wants to control everything – if automakers play ball

Apple CarPlay wants to control everything – if automakers play ball

Apple CarPlay may be commonplace in most new vehicles now, but Apple is reportedly planning deeper integration for the iPhone projection system that could better compete with Google's push to dominate the dashboard. CarPlay currently connects via Lightning cable or WiFi and presents a specially-formatted interface for key apps like media and navigation on the vehicle's own touchscreen, though for several years Apple has been exploring ways to tie the system further into the car.

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Amazon smart fridge rumored to track your food

Amazon smart fridge rumored to track your food

Amazon was rumored this week to have a product-tracking refrigerator in the works for consumers. This new product is tipped to use technology similar to Amazon Go cachierless stores and would be one of the most massive consumer products released by Amazon so far. This fridge is said to be developed with the ability to scan its contents to see if supplies are low, thereby learning which products need to be re-ordered from Amazon.

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Analysts says no OLED iPad Air next year

Analysts says no OLED iPad Air next year

Rumors have been flying that Apple would change its popular iPad Air to utilize an OLED display next year. According to noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, Apple changed its plans and will continue to utilize LCD technology for the Air throughout 2022. Kuo previously stated that Apple would reserve its mini-LED technology for the iPad Pro devices.

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MacBook Pro 2021 – What should we expect?

MacBook Pro 2021 – What should we expect?

The iPhone 13 series has already got Apple fanboys intrigued and the Apple Watch Series 7 is expected to ship sooner than expected. It’s however the much-anticipated MacBook Pro 2021 that we are excited about. The reasons are manifold: in particular, MacBook Pro is expected to arrive in a redesigned form factor with a more potent in-house chip and a display to talk about.

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Konami reportedly plotting new Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania games

Konami reportedly plotting new Metal Gear, Silent Hill, Castlevania games

It's been a while since Konami released new games in many of its major franchises, but today, a new report tells us it plans to do just that. That report claims Konami has multiple games spanning a number of its large series in the works. Assuming that report pans out, then this could be a massive comeback from Konami.

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Apple Watch Series 7 rumor tips shipping in mid-October

Apple Watch Series 7 rumor tips shipping in mid-October

Apple has been busy showing off new smartphones, tablets, and wearables. One of the devices that many people were interested in is the Apple Watch Series 7. Unfortunately, when Apple announced its new wearable, the only shipping estimate it gave was this fall.

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Valve might be plotting a standalone Index VR successor

Valve might be plotting a standalone Index VR successor

It appears that Valve may be working on a competitor to the Oculus Quest. Eagle-eyed data-miners have discovered what appear to be references to a new Valve-made VR headset codenamed Deckard, and those references suggest that the new headset will be a standalone device. There's no telling if this device will ever see the light of day, but these clues are enough to suggest that Valve has at least explored the idea of making its own standalone VR headset.

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New MacBook Pro display resolution leak is incredibly good news

New MacBook Pro display resolution leak is incredibly good news

Apple revealed its newest iPhones and a pair of revamped iPads during an event last week, but the company may not be done there. Apple is also expected to announce a new batch of MacBook Pros at some point in the near future, and today, we're potentially learning more about the displays on those incoming machines. Some references discovered in the latest macOS Monterey beta suggest that the next MacBook Pros could be in for a bump in resolution.

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Here’s what Amazon’s big Alexa event could bring – with some surprises

Here’s what Amazon’s big Alexa event could bring – with some surprises

Amazon's big Alexa, Echo, and Ring event may not be until next week, but some of the surprises in store - including a brand new form factor for the company's smart speaker - may already have been leaked. With previous years to guide us, Tuesday's event on September 28 is likely to be one rapid-fire announcement after the other, spanning everything from the smart home, to security, to automotive tech.

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Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

Upcoming Star Wars game may have a surprising developer

At the beginning of this year, Disney and Lucasfilm announced the revival of the Lucasfilm Games, and with it, we saw the announcement of partnerships with a handful of companies to create new Star Wars titles. In modern times, Electronic Arts is best known as the developer and publisher of Star Wars titles, but the days of it being the exclusive license holder are over. With Disney and LucasFilm Games branching out to new companies, we're hearing rumors which claim a future Star Wars title might come from a surprising studio.

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Lamborghini tease hints at reborn Countach LP500

Lamborghini tease hints at reborn Countach LP500

Back in August, Lamborghini pulled the wraps off the Countach LPI 800-4. As cool as the vehicle is, it's not as breathtaking as the original Countach was when it debuted. Unfortunately for Lamborghini, as cool as the new hypercar was, it didn't generate the buzz the company hoped for. In its soul, the LPI 800-4 is nothing more than a reskinned Sian.

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