Is this the iPhone 8? Sure looks like it

Rumor has it, Apple has plans to dramatically change the iPhone 8. We’ve reported several of these, but to date, they were still just that: rumors. Today, we’re getting even more rumors, although these are from two highly-trusted sources in the mobile industry, and each seems to confirm the other. First up is Steve Hemmerstoffer — @OnLeaks on Twitter — who reportedly obtained detailed schematics for Apple’s 10th anniversary iPhone. According to Hemmerstoffer, the information was “sourced directly from the factory in charge of building the new iPhone,” and then CNC manufactured to create a prototype. The results are basically…

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Charter testing Spectrum Stream live streaming TV service

Charter is currently testing an online streaming television service that could soon launch for customers across the nation. The service is billed as a cheaper alternative to traditional cable, one that comes with the convenience of online streaming versus using a satellite dish or a cable box. The service is called Spectrum Stream, and it competes with things like DirecTV … Continue reading
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Japan Wants To Put a Man On the Moon, Accelerating Asian Space Race

Japan plans to put a man on the moon around 2030, according to a new proposal by the government’s Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA). From a report: It is the first time JAXA has revealed an intention to send Japanese astronauts beyond the International Space Station, and it will mostly likely be part of an international mission, the agency said. The announcement from Japan is just the latest in a series of ambitious space exploration plans by Asian countries, with the increasing competition for space-related power and prestige in the region echoing that of the Cold War space race of the mid-20th century. In December 2016, China announced plans to land a rover on Mars by 2020 as well as a manned mission to the Moon at some point in the future.

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Samsung is investing billions in manufacturing plants for the next iPhones

iPhone 8 display

When you think of Samsung and smartphones, chances are you’re imagining the Galaxy S8 or a gently smoldering Galaxy Note 7. But as well as making its own smartphones, Samsung is also a significant supplier of components to its rival, including Apple.

Since there’s only a couple months left until the iPhone 8 is made official, we already have a good idea that Samsung is going to have a hand in supplying OLED panels for Apple’s latest and greatest. But according to a new supply chain rumor, Samsung isn’t going to stop there.

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