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iPhone 8: New rumors point to a 3D camera and OLED function bar

No physical Home button? OLED function bar? 3D FaceTime camera? We just got a major info-dump on the super-powerful iPhone 8.

iPhone 8: New secrets revealed?

It’s promising to be a big year for the iPhone 8 and we already have our fair share of rumors, from a FaceTime camera suited for augmented reality to an OLED bar replacing the physical Home button.

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83% off TechMatte Air Vent Magnetic Universal Car Mount for Smartphones, 2 Pack - Deal Alert

The MagGrip Vent Car Mount is a sturdy, cradle-less device holding system focused on simplicity. Pop it onto your car's air vent and magnets do all the work. A 2-pack is currently significantly discounted to just $8 on Amazon.

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Mingis on Tech: Self-driving cars, wireless charging -- and Wi-Fi lightbulbs?

Here's why the self-driving car of your dreams is a mirage, at least for the foreseeable future. But an iPhone that charges wirelessly? That might actually happen this year.

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38% off iClever Ultra Portable Tri-folding Bluetooth Keyboard With Touchpad - Deal Alert

Work more efficiently while on the go. Compact, versatile, and light, it folds on two innovative hinges that double as grips to keep your board steady. Pairs quickly with up to 3 devices, and features a touchpad.

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Up to 30% Discount On Otterbox Cases For iPhone, Galaxy and Other Devices - Deal Alert

Otterbox is currently having a winter sale, and they've discounted many of their popular cases up to 30% for a limited time.

Akyumen's Hawk smartphone packs a projector

Over the last decade there have been several attempts to cram video projectors into smartphones -- all ultimately failed, but a Silicon Valley start-up reckons it has the recipe right and is hoping for a warm response from consumers when its phone debuts later this year.

The problem with Apple's 'original' programming

Apple is trying to take on Netflix and Amazon, but its shows leave a lot to be desired.

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Apple’s iPhone seizes the smartphone sales crown from Samsung

Apple has overtaken Samsung Electronics in smartphone sales for the first time in two years -- but don't count on it staying ahead for long.

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14% of Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case White - Deal Alert

Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously, and when you're on-the-go, enjoy increased talk time up to 26 hours, and internet use up to 22 hours. Preserves the lightning port. On the inside, a soft microfiber lining helps protect your iPhone.

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38% off Maxboost 4.8A/24W Dual USB Port Smart Car Charger - Deal Alert

This 24W / 4.8A USB car charger safely charges your favorite mobile devices at high speed, is highly rated on Amazon, and is currently discounted 38% to just $9.99.

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Apple's iPhone declines in China, and this year could be a struggle

Perhaps the next iPhone 8 will be Apple's next shot at achieving greatness in China.

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Why Apple doesn’t need a ‘revolutionary’ iPhone

The success of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus prove that “boring” sells.

Does Apple need to reinvent the iPhone?

Apple recently revealed that the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus were instant bestsellers. So, what does this mean for the future of the “boring” iPhone?

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23% off LilGadgets Premium Children's Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with SharePort - Deal Alert

Highly rated Bluetooth headphones for kids features a volume limiter for safe listening, 12 hours of playback or 180 standby, and a Shareport that allows other headphones to plug in and listen along. Currently discounted 23%.

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Apple to start assembling iPhones in Bangalore by April

Apple plans to start assembling the iPhone in Bangalore by end April under a contract manufacturing arrangement with Wistron.

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Apple crosses Samsung in smartphone market, helped by the Note7 debacle

Apple has regained the top place in the smartphone market helped by the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, while rival Samsung Electronics grappled with the recall of its flagship Galaxy Note7 over overheating batteries, according to a research firm.

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Why Apple won't replace those faulty iPhone 6 batteries

Should Apple be required to fix all iPhone battery issues?

Should Apple replace old iPhone batteries?

Apple has instituted a program to replace defective iPhone 6s batteries, but iPhone 6 users with similar problems have been left out. Does Apple have a responsibility to these users?

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Starbucks can now take your order via a voice-controlled iOS bot

Amazon Alexa also gets a Starbucks Reorder skill.

Review: Huawei's Mate 9 gives good value for the price

Huawei's Mate 9 Android smartphone may not be flagship-level, but it offers a large 5.9-in. display and a lot of good tech for less money.

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Apple's plans for manufacturing in India gain momentum

Apple’s plans to manufacture in India made headway on Wednesday with executives of the company presenting their detailed plans to the country's federal government.