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It’s going to be a busy week in the tech world. This time next week, Microsoft will unzip its trousers and waggle Windows Phone 8 in front of the world, but before then we’ve got Windows 8, the iPad mini and Google’s end-of-week Android event. And guess what: we know exactly what Google’s about to unleash. Read more

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Keeping ‘mum’ on future products is a tricky business. These days it seems that for every one tight-lipped employee there are two slips of the tongue and one inside leak. Thing is, there’s legitimate slip-ups, then there’s misconstrued, arm-flailing gossip mongering. Microsoft’s just been the subject of the latter, and now it’s on damage control mission regarding the next Xbox. Read more

Apple’s buying Loewe. Or at least that’s what you’d be lead to believe if you even so much as blinked in Twitter’s general direction over the weekend. The rumour’s since been debunked by Loewe in a statement, but that doesn’t really mean much either way. Thing is, I’ve done some digging, and it seems to be a move that makes sense. Here’s why… Read more

Through sterling work with the award-winning Samsung Galaxy S2, Samsung’s got itself into a very nice position: the majority are seeing its range of phones as the flagship iPhone competitor. The Galaxy S3 is coming this year, but exactly when? Word from the top says earlier than you might have thought. Read more

You probably saw this one coming. Just as with the previous two models, Apple is planning to launch its next iPad, the iPad 3, at an even in early March. Read on for the full details. Read more

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Apple is the frame to buy US online video service Hulu, according to a report from Bloomberg. The claim from two anonymous sources is that Apple is currently engaged in negotiations described as “early talks that may lead to an offer for Hulu”. Talk of a bidding war for the service has been hotting up since it started shopping around for buyers after deciding not to go public with a $2bn share offering.

The deal to buy Hulu includes five years of programming from the US networks and two years of exclusive rights to shows from Disney (where Steve Jobs is the largest single shareholder), News Corp and NBC Universal. With rumours of an iCloud video service in the works, Hulu could be a perfect fit for Apple which currently has $64bn in cash reserves.

There is a fairly big issue for us Brits though: the Hulu UK launch was scuppered by a deadlock in deal making with UK channels. Let’s hope if Apple does gobble up the site, it’ll also use its klout to bring it here too.

Out TBC | £TBC | Apple (via Bloomberg)

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While we know that the iPhone 5 can’t really be described as delayed since it’s still an unreleased, unconfirmed product, the latest rumour to emerge from China is still worth taking a look at.

Chinese-language tech site Sohu.com claims problems with putting the A5 chip into a smaller package are behind this year’s longer wait for a new iPhone.

Though the suggestions should be treated with a significant pinch of salt, they once again raise the prospect of an iPhone 4S delivering a minor upgrade on the current model in September with the iPhone 5 not arriving until 2012. Read on for full details on this somewhat surprising new theory…

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We’re at the stage in the iPhone 5 rumour cycle where the smallest of details are being debated. The latest focus for speculation if the iPhone 5 camera and whether it will arrive packing a dual-LED flash.

As is so often the case, the rumour is based on whispering among component makers in the Far East. While the iPhone 4 camera was a leap up from the iPhone 3GS, it’s still ripe for improvement and a dual flash for the iPhone 5 certainly definitely makes sense…

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