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Unlabeled Diagram, Random Chunks of Metal Show up Online, Bloggers Proclaim it the Next iPhone

April 13th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, DeBunking, hardware rumors, Rumors → 1 Comment

In the Springiphone6_molds_die2-800x528[1] a tech blogger’s fancy lightly turns to thoughts of – new Apple gadgets.

A new set of photos has shown up on the Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo, and in spite of any provenance to show that this has any relation to Apple many bloggers are already calling this an iPhone leak.
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New Gossip: B&N to Spin off Nook Media

April 10th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Barnes & Noble, Nook, Nook Media, Rumors → 14 Comments

An unsubstantiated NOOK sony kobo logoand unconfirmed rumor circulated yesterday that Barnes & Noble was getting ready to spin off Nook Media. The rumor originates with a stock market news service, which reported on it behind a paywall, and it has been picked up by Benzinga.

There is absolutely no evidence to support this rumor being true, but given Barnes & Noble’s history it is not completely out of the question.
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Acer to Launch ChromeOS Tablet This Month? Probably Not

April 8th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Chrome, Google, hardware rumors, Rumors, Tablet → 1 Comment

Rumors tablet2.141[1]have been circulating for 4 years that Google wanted to build a ChromeOS tablet and now it looks like the rumors might be about to come true.
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Reuters Reports larger iPhone 6 Screens to Go into Production in May – About That

April 1st, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Apple, DeBunking, Rumors → 2 Comments

This blogiphone6-iphoneplus-noir-01-580x435[1] has a policy of avoiding the more speculative of the unsubstantiated rumors, so today I would like to take a different approach to the latest Apple gossip.

Reuters has posted an article that looks to be the classic Spring rumor about Apple:
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Is Amazon Looking to Buy ComiXology?

March 29th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, comiXology, digital comics, Rumors → 8 Comments

There’s an ComiXology-Comics-Appinteresting rumor going around comic book circles this week, and it just crossed my desk today. It seems comiXology is rumored to be up for sale, with a deal expected to close in the next 3 to 6 weeks:
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New Rumor: Amazon’s Set Top Box Will Be A Dongle

March 17th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware rumors, Rumors → 8 Comments

With the amazon-chromecast[1]expected launch date for Amazon’s gaming console slash set top box rapidly approaching, the rumors are coming fast and furious. TechCrunch has a new rumor for us today; according to their source Amazon’s newest gadget will be a dongle like Google’s Chromecast:
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Amazon’s Rumored Set-Top Box to Ship With Netflix, Hulu Apps

March 12th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, hardware rumors, Rumors → No Comments

No one amazon-tv[1]knows for sure whether Amazon’s rumored set-top box is going to be launching this Spring, but if it does show up a new rumor says that it will have Hulu and Netflix apps.

GigaOm reported late last night that the set top box, which they describe as a Roku competitor, will ship with apps for not one but two of Amazon’s competitor’s:
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Amazon Prime Radio Rumored to Have a $30 Million Pot to Pay Record Companies

March 11th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · Amazon, Rumors → No Comments

Remember 6687987361_ea4f077ae3_m[1]that rumor from a couple weeks ago about Amazon launching a streaming music service?

It’s back again, and this time the WSJ is adding a few details to the mix:
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Is Google Pressuring Asus to Abandon Dual-Boot Tablets? Probably Not

March 7th, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · DeBunking, hardware rumors, Rumors → 4 Comments

Rumors are asus dual bootstill circulating that Google might block Asus from releasing a dual-boot Android/Windows tablet, but so far there’s still no credible evidence to back them up.

A couple weeks ago Digitimes broke the news that Google was leaning on Asus:
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I Seriously Doubt that the next Kindle Paperwhite will have a High-Res Flexible E-ink Screen

March 2nd, 2014 by Nate Hoffelder · DeBunking, hardware rumors, Rumors → No Comments

There’s Kindle_Paperwhite_35438287_35437744_35438313_35438312_02_620x433[1]a rumor going around today about the next Kindle Paperwhite:

The entire e-reader will be lighter than previous models, have higher resolution and incorporate a flexible display.

The Kindle Paperwhite 3 will be using screen technology that was developed by e Ink and Sony called Mobius. Mobius uses a TFT technology that will enable the development of much lighter and rugged products. Mobius displays can weigh less than 50% of an equivalent glass based TFT. This is particularly important for mobile products requiring larger display areas.
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