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Facebook Portal TV add-on rumors hint at a strategy shake-up

Facebook Portal TV add-on rumors hint at a strategy shake-up

Facebook isn't giving up on Portal, with the social network reportedly readying a Portal TV device for the holidays that would expand its controversial hardware into greater content consumption, potentially in the hope of bypassing skepticism around how trustworthy the company is. Launched last year, Facebook Portal is a pair of video calling smart displays, which was debuted right in the midst of a privacy crisis.

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The 2020 iPhone could have in-display fingerprint Touch ID

The 2020 iPhone could have in-display fingerprint Touch ID

Apple may have gone all-in with Face ID with its last iPhones, but that reportedly hasn't stopped it working on a new Touch ID that would put a fingerprint reader in the screen of a new phone. Touch ID, which integrated a fingerprint scanner into the home button of the iPhone, started to be phased out back with the launch of the iPhone X, when Apple decided to claim back the bezel space.

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Google considered giving its Pixel Watch a camera

Google considered giving its Pixel Watch a camera

Google has designed a smartwatch with a camera integrated into the display, potentially tipping one possible way that the long-rumored Pixel Watch could differentiate itself from the Apple Watch and other wearables. Talk of a Pixel Watch, to sit alongside the Pixel range of smartphones and act as a flagship example of what Wear OS by Google could do, has simmered for several years now.

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New MacBook Pro evidence surfaces: 16-inch model tipped

New MacBook Pro evidence surfaces: 16-inch model tipped

Apple is gearing up for another series of autumn reveals, with new iPhones definitely on deck and likely new Apple Watches as well. Smartphones and wearables might not be the only new devices Apple reveals this fall, as it may also have new MacBooks in the works as well. One MacBook Pro could be a new 16-inch model that's meant to fill a spot not currently satisfied in the Apple's MacBook lineup.

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2021 Corvette Stingray price could pack a nasty surprise

2021 Corvette Stingray price could pack a nasty surprise

Chevrolet surprised us with the launch price for its 2020 Corvette Stingray C8, but there are hints that its Porsche-worrying sticker will get nudged upwards sooner rather than later. The new 2020 Corvette isn't set to arrive in dealerships until later in the year, but with a sub-$60,000 starting price many are already readying their orders.

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BMW’s kill-list has leaked as it retools for electric and it’s shocking reading

BMW’s kill-list has leaked as it retools for electric and it’s shocking reading

BMW is preparing to take an axe to its range, with a legitimately surprising array of vehicles - some, like the Z4, only just launched - reportedly facing cancelation as the automaker attempts to refocus on electrification. More demanding emissions regulations, along with the costs involved in maintaining and refreshing an increasingly wide range of cars, coupes, SUVs, and other body styles, are forcing some aggressive decisions at the Bavarian firm.

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Apple’s 2020 iPhone could finally get some iPad Pro ProMotion magic

Apple’s 2020 iPhone could finally get some iPad Pro ProMotion magic

The 2020 iPhone could have a clever dual refresh rate display, insiders claim, with Apple using cutting-edge ProMotion panel tech to deliver smoother graphics without destroying battery life. The rumor comes amid ongoing speculation about Apple's choice of screen technology for its new iPhones both in 2019 and in the following year.

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Rethink the bezels: This Pixel 4 leak is seriously promising

Rethink the bezels: This Pixel 4 leak is seriously promising

I don't mind bigger bezels if smartphone-makers are doing something interesting with them, and that certainly looks the case for the Pixel 4. Google may have shown off the rear of its upcoming flagship Android phone with unexpected eagerness, but the Pixel 4's biggest draw is shaping up to be on the opposite side.

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A hybrid Corvette C8 – or even fully-electric – seems very likely

A hybrid Corvette C8 – or even fully-electric – seems very likely

The new 2020 Corvette may have a hybrid in its not-too-distant future, with Chevrolet refusing to shut down chatter of electrified versions of the brand new sports car. Revealed this week, the eighth-generation 2020 Corvette Stingray has a 6.2-liter naturally-aspirated V8, which Chevy has dubbed the LT2. However, it's also set the mid-engined car's platform up to accommodate very different drivetrains.

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If this is the 2020 Corvette C8 dashboard then we have questions

If this is the 2020 Corvette C8 dashboard then we have questions

Chevrolet is still hours away from pulling the wraps off the 2020 Corvette C8, but that hasn't stopped what looks like a leaked image of the hotly-anticipated car's dashboard from emerging. The first mid-engined model in the car's history, the new 2020 Corvette Stingray is Chevy's big hope to reboot the nameplate and shed its mid-life-crisis image.

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Three Galaxy Watch Active 2 models rumored for reveal alongside Note 10

Three Galaxy Watch Active 2 models rumored for reveal alongside Note 10

When Samsung pulls the veil back on the Galaxy Note 10 next month, it's expected to announce the Galaxy Watch Active 2 alongside it. Make no mistake, the Galaxy Note 10 will be the star of Samsung's Unpacked event on August 7th, but that isn't stopping the rumor mill from churning out fresh reports on that incoming smartwatch. Today, a new report is claiming that Samsung is gearing up to launch three different models for the Galaxy Watch Active 2 in all.

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Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

Amazon reportedly plotting upgraded Echo as work on Alexa robot continues

The Amazon Echo is a device that's gone through a few different iterations throughout the years, and according to a new report today, Amazon is looking to give it a fairly significant upgrade. Amazon is said to be looking at launching a new Echo that will be larger than currently smart speakers in the line. At the same time, today's report claims that the company is beginning to ramp up its efforts in creating a home robot.

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