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Anker’s custom wireless charger for the unannounced second-gen Amazon Echo Buds leaks in full

Just yesterday, we found FCC filings for a new Anker PowerWave wireless charging pad that mentioned an unannounced second generation of Echo Buds with wireless charging right in the name. That charger has since leaked in full in a Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) listing spotted by GizmoChina. The now-pulled WPC listing included the render of the product at the top of this post that gives us a few hints about what the Echo Buds’ case might look like and some of the features of the pad. The charger appears to have an oblong indentation for the Echo Buds’ wireless charging case to rest in, indicating the case will have a much different shape than more rectangular one used with the original Echo Buds. (We observed a similar oblong shape in a diagram of the pad included with the FCC filings.) The charger also looks to have different charging indicators for the case and the earbuds, which could be a handy way to know at a glance if your Echo Buds are fully charged but the case isn’t, for example. There’s also a charging light labelled “Phone,” which will presumably light up when you place a phone on the pad. It’s unclear when this charging pad might come out, but the fact that it appeared both on the WPC and in FCC filings hints that it could be released soon. And if this charging pad for a new set of Echo Buds is seemingly on the way, that suggests the headphones…Continue readingAnker’s custom wireless charger for the unannounced second-gen Amazon Echo Buds leaks in full

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Microsoft Surface Go 3 release date, leaks and price: what we want to see

Rumors about the Microsoft Surface Go 3 are starting to emerge, even though Surface Go 2 only came out in May 2020, and we’re still a ways away from its expected release date.  Perhaps the biggest one is from a forum post on Tablet PC Review, suggesting that the next-generation Surface Go could be powered by new Ryzen chips, one of which has a very low 4.8W TDP (thermal design power).  If this rumor is to be believed, the Surface Go 3 could be transitioning from the Intel processors that powered earlier models to AMD mobile chips. This could only mean good things for consumers. Not only will the device have better battery life, but it may potentially be cheaper as well, offering budget-friendly configurations of one of the best Windows tablets to economizing consumers. This is all speculation at this point, but we still can’t help but be excited to see what else Microsoft has planned for its most affordable tablet. So, we thought this as good of a time as any to gather everything we know about – and everything we want from – the Microsoft Surface Go 3.  Be sure to keep this page bookmarked, as we’ll update it with any new details that reach our desks. Cut to the chase What is it? The next-generation Surface Go   When is it out? TBC  What will it cost? Probably starting around $399 (£379, AU$599)   Surface Go 3 release date  The Surface Go 2 was unveiled on May…Continue readingMicrosoft Surface Go 3 release date, leaks and price: what we want to see

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New iPhone 12 (2020) release date, price, news, leaks and rumors

October 13 is the iPhone 12 reveal date as the company has confirmed it’s hosting its next virtual event on that date. Apple has yet to say it will be unveiling the iPhone 12 specifically, but it’s very likely to be the main highlight of the show. So what do we expect from the new iPhone for 2020 when it does arrive? In a first for Apple, it’s expected the new iPhone could be joined by as many as three other phones. These are rumored to be called the iPhone 12 Max, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max – though recently a couple of leaks have suggested that the basic iPhone will be called the iPhone 12 Mini, and that what we were previously thinking of as the iPhone 12 Max will be called the iPhone 12. In any case, there should be more iPhone choice than ever this year, especially once you factor in the iPhone SE (2020) which launched earlier in the year. Apple’s September 15 event focused on the Apple Watch 6, Apple Watch SE, iPad Air 4, a new iPad, the Apple One subscription services and the launch of a new service called Apple Fitness+. That likely means the October 13 iPhone 12 launch will be dedicated purely to the phone. We’re expecting some big upgrades from Apple, including the first 5G iPhone. With 5G networks rolling out across the world this will make the new phones far more future-proof than the iPhone 11…Continue readingNew iPhone 12 (2020) release date, price, news, leaks and rumors

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Latest OnePlus 8T leaks reveal camera module and handset size

We’re very much looking forward to the unveiling of the OnePlus 8T on October 14, but authentic-looking leaks continue to roll in to give us a preview of what this flagship phone is going to bring with it. Our latest early look at the OnePlus 8T comes courtesy of case maker Case Mate (via Phandroid), which has posted a listing for one of its cases that shows off how the rear camera module of the phone has been designed (see below for the image). The listing doesn’t really reveal anything that we haven’t seen before in earlier leaks, but it would seem to confirm that the OnePlus 8T is going to come with a quad-lens camera on the rear –  48MP + 16MP + 5MP + 2MP with ultrawide capabilities, we’ve been hearing. That’s one more camera lens than the OnePlus 7T and the OnePlus 7T Pro had, though the main sensor sticks with 48 megapixels. We’ll have to wait and see what OnePlus has done on both the hardware and the software side to improve camera performance. (Image credit: Case Mate) One other little nugget of information that has just come in about the OnePlus 8T is its size: 162.8 x 75.5 x 8.4 mm (9.3 mm with the camera bump), according to well-known tipster @OnLeaks. That’s a little bit bigger than all the handsets we’ve seen from OnePlus recently, including the OnePlus 7T, the OnePlus 8, and the OnePlus Nord. However, it’s probably not going to move the…Continue readingLatest OnePlus 8T leaks reveal camera module and handset size

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Windows XP source code leaks online in the most unusual of places (it’s 4chan)

Microsoft probably won’t be happy about that. It seems the source code for Windows XP has leaked online. In addition to Windows XP, the leak includes the source code for Windows Server 2003 and other Microsoft operating systems, ZDNet reports. Here’s where things get curious, though: the leak comes from 4chan, an online imageboard often associated with internet trolls and extremism. The source code appeared in the form of a 42.9GB torrent file posted to the notorious forum. In addition to XP and Server 2003, the contents of the torrent include older operating systems like Windows 2000, Embedded (CE 3, CE 4, CE 5, CE, 7), Windows NT (3.5 and 4). There’s also files from Microsoft’s very first OS, MS-DOS, as well as Windows 10, ZDNet adds. Microsoft has yet to address the leak, but experts have suggested the files appear to be authentic. Still, it’s worth noting many of the files leaked had already popped up online in the past, and the torrent file seems like a collection of previous items. The only newly leaked releases appear to be Windows XP, Server 2003, and Windows 2000. Things get even more bizarre, though. The leak features a selection of QAnon propaganda videos peddling Bill Gates conspiracy theories — a detail that has led some to believe the whole thing stunt is an elaborate stunt. We’ve reached out to Microsoft for comment and will update this piece accordingly if we hear back. Update: A Microsoft spokesperson told TNW, “We are investigating the matter.” Source…Continue readingWindows XP source code leaks online in the most unusual of places (it’s 4chan)

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Google’s Pixel 5 design and specs revealed in latest leaks

Google has already announced an event for its upcoming Pixel 5 and Pixel 4A 5G smartphones on September 30th, and it has even teased the phones themselves. But a new leak from WinFuture has revealed the best look yet at Google’s new flagship Pixel 5, along with nearly all of its specs. As rumored, the Pixel 5 will reportedly feature a Snapdragon 765G processor, complete with Qualcomm’s integrated X52 modem for 5G support, although WinFuture says that it’ll only support sub-6GHz 5G. That’s surprising, given that Verizon (which has historically sold Google’s flagship smartphones) requires mmWave 5G support for its network, although it’s possible that — similar to other recent Android phones — there are plans for a unique Verizon-exclusive variant with the extra support. Image: WinFuture The display is apparently a 6.0-inch 2340 x 1080 OLED panel in a 19.5:9 aspect ratio with a 90Hz refresh rate. It also has a hole-punch selfie camera to match the recently released 4A. Google appears to have shrunken down the “chin” on the bottom of the display, too, for a uniform bezel around the display. Notably absent: the radar-based Motion Sense array for gesture controls that were touted as a major feature of last year’s Pixel 4, along with any sort of in-display fingerprint scanner. Google is apparently sticking with a standard, rear-mounted option, although WinFuture doesn’t have any pictures of the back of the device to share yet. Rounding out the specs are 8GB of RAM, 128GB of internal storage, a…Continue readingGoogle’s Pixel 5 design and specs revealed in latest leaks

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New leaks reveal the Google Nest Audio speaker design and price

It’s turning out to be a great day for those of you who love a Google-related leak: having already seen details of the upcoming Google Chromecast dongle appear, we’ve now got unofficial and unconfirmed information about Google’s next smart speaker. It’s apparently going to be called the Nest Audio, and we’re once again indebted to WinFuture for the leaked pictures. You can see both the front and back of the device, in Charcoal and Chalk colors, in the gallery we’ve embedded below. Android Police has also chipped in to say the Nest speaker is likely to cost around $100 when it appears in the US, which would fit in with the €100 figure that we’d previously heard. That might mean a price point of £100 or less in the UK. Google confirmed the existence of the device after the first batch of leaks and rumors hit the web, but it hasn’t offered up much in the way of detail. We do, however, know that there’s a Google launch event happening on September 30. Image 1 of 4 (Image credit: WinFuture/@rqaundt) Image 2 of 4 (Image credit: WinFuture/@rqaundt) Image 3 of 4 (Image credit: WinFuture/@rqaundt) Image 4 of 4 (Image credit: WinFuture/@rqaundt) From what we’ve heard so far, Charcoal, Chalk, Sage, Sand and Sky are going to be the five color names for the Nest Audio – though they might not all be available in all of the different markets that the Nest Audio launches in. The speaker is expected to…Continue readingNew leaks reveal the Google Nest Audio speaker design and price

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OnePlus Watch release date, price, news and leaks

There haven’t been many exciting Wear OS watches recently, but that could soon change, as it’s rumored that OnePlus has a smartwatch in the works which leaks have called simply the OnePlus Watch. We don’t know a huge amount about the wearable yet, but it sounds like it has been in development for a while, and there’s evidence that it could land this year – possibly alongside the OnePlus 8T. Below you’ll find everything that we’ve heard about the OnePlus Watch so far, including potential release timing, specs, features, and more. We’ll also be updating this article whenever we hear anything new, so check back often if you want to stay up to date on the OnePlus Watch. Cut to the chase What is it? The first smartwatch from OnePlus When is it out? Unknown but possibly this year What will it cost? We’re not sure yet OnePlus Watch release date and price There’s no real news on when the OnePlus Watch will be announced, but it has been spotted both on the IMDA (Infocomm Media Development Authority) website (where it’s referred to specifically as the OnePlus Watch), and on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Those are both places it would likely be listed by before being sold in certain parts of the world, and those listings are likely to appear close to launch – suggesting the OnePlus Watch will be announced fairly soon. Our best guess for when is alongside the OnePlus 8T, which itself is likely to…Continue readingOnePlus Watch release date, price, news and leaks

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Xiaomi Mi 10T release date, price, news and leaks

It’s starting to seem like the Xiaomi Mi 10T might be the next big phone from the Chinese company, and it could be coming very soon. The Xiaomi Mi 10 marked an emphatic entry into the premium smartphone market for Xiaomi, and a departure from the mid-range price point that the Xiaomi Mi 9, among others, sat. In the same way that phone had the Mi 9T succeed it later in the year, it seems the Mi 10 might have a Mi 10T coming soon. This isn’t totally speculation on our part – it would fit the company’s annual refresh cycle, and it’s also something the company itself has teased – there’s more on that below.  The Xiaomi Mi 10T isn’t the only big phone we’re expecting from the company soon – the Mi Note 11 is expected towards the end of the year, with perhaps the Mi 11 in the beginning of 2020. But we’re expecting the Mi 10T to be the next one out of the gate, representing all the top tech from the company. We don’t know too much about the Xiaomi Mi 10T just yet, but a few pieces of information have leaked, and Xiaomi has confirmed quite a bit too. Read on to find out what we know so far. Cut to the chase What is it? An upgraded version of the Mi 10 from Xiaomi When is it out? By the end of September What will it cost? We’re not sure yet Xiaomi Mi…Continue readingXiaomi Mi 10T release date, price, news and leaks

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OnePlus8T render shows the new phone, but this leaks contradicts others

There’s yet another OnePlus 8T leak today, and this time there’s a render of what the forthcoming Android phone will look like as well as the all-important specs. This new OnePlus leak, however, is different from the recent outing of the 8T and 8T Pro, which was seemingly confirmed by the OnePlus website. The source, PriceBaba in collaboration with reliable leaker @Onleaks, suggests that there’s no Pro version coming, contradicting what we heard just hours ago. We’ll note that at least one rumor previously called into question the existence of the higher-specced OnePlus 8T Pro. Our theory? It may come down to availability, with the Pro only coming to certain regions. This wouldn’t be the first time that OnePlus has done this (the OnePlus 7T Pro didn’t launch immediately in the US). The leak goes on to say that the OnePlus 8T will have a 6.55-inch 120Hz display – that’s the same size than the OnePlus 8 but with a snappier refresh rate.  The included render suggests the display will be flat all the way to the edges, not curved as the OnePlus 8 models were. It’s a curious design downgrade, given the OnePlus 8T is meant to be a specced-up version of the OnePlus 8. The unexpected design tweaks extend to the camera bump, which according to the images, is a chunky rectangular array at top right of the device, resembling the rear cameras on the Samsung Galaxy S20. Given the last few generations of OnePlus phone have had…Continue readingOnePlus8T render shows the new phone, but this leaks contradicts others