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Rumor Has It: Watch out Spotify, YouTube is coming for you

Samsung rumors run rampant in this week's episode.

First, insiders are predicting that a "lite" version of the giant Note 3 could be released early next year. And, not even a year after the Samsung Galaxy S4 dropped, Sammy could already be gearing up to release the Galaxy S5. And this time, it might have a more-premium feel.

The biggest news this week, though, is the rumor that YouTube is working on a subscription-based service called "Music Pass." Imagine ad-free YouTubing. Sounds good to me.

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What to expect from the 2015 Ford Mustang debut

Tomorrow, the 2015 Ford Mustang will make its debut in New York, and CNET will be there to bring you all of the juicy details. But that's hours from now, and the rumors and suspense are killing me. Let's take a moment to sort through the speculation to find out what we can expect to see when the next Mustang debuts.

Returning engine choices Ford's 3.7-liter V-6 will definitely make another appearance beneath the 'Stang's resculpted hood. A moderate power bump over the engine's current 305 horsepower stated output is par for the course … Read more

Samsung Galaxy S5 reported to employ unibody metal design

The Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature a metal unibody design when it debuts in 2014, according to Japanese Web site EMSOne.

Rumors have been circulating for months regarding the design of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S5. The most recent dish suggests that the S5 might be offered in two versions: the traditional plastic design, and a metal body.

According to newly discovered details, Samsung may go strictly premium for the next-generation Galaxy S. Reportedly, Samsung has tapped Taiwanese parts supplier Catcher with the task of creating between 10 million and 30 million unibody metal cases. China's BYD and Taiwan'… Read more

10 must-see videos of the week

Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and boy do we have a lot of tech awesomeness to be thankful for this week. Hot on the heels of the PS4 release, Microsoft has just launched the Xbox One. It might have the higher price tag, but does it matter? We get our mitts on the shiny new gaming console and offer up some of our highs and lows. We also checked out the world's first (deeply) curved display smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Round. Crazy, gimmicky, or brilliant? We'll let you decide for yourselves.

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Rumor Has It: Windows Phone has a license to kill

Although rumor season seems to be winding down, and spending season seems to be winding up, I still managed to find a couple rumors this week.

Fateful phone rumor leaker evleaks dropped a couple of hints this week that Nokia's next phones might be code named after motion gestures in the fabled Apple iTV.

We'll be off next week because of the Thanksgiving holiday, so I'll see you back here in a couple weeks. Thanks for watching!

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New HTC One successor rumors surface

The successor to HTC's One will run Android 4.4 Kitkat when it makes its debut in 2014, or so says a reputable leak source.

The smartphone, code named M8, will reportedly also feature a 5-inch 1080p HD display and employ Qualcomm's quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor.

Both of the hardware specs dovetail with details tipped by Taiwan-based site ePrice.

Given that the rumored device will be HTC's big release for 2014 we should expect they come out swinging for the fences. If they hope to keep pace with the current crop of top Androids they'll need … Read more

Rumor Has It: Next iPhone will be big and curved

My mom may not like that I have tattoos, but I'm sure she'd like it even less if I had a microphone tattooed on my throat. That's what Motorola is proposing, with a patent for a wireless mic that's tattooed on the throat and connects to a smartphone. Not only would it allow you to have "reasonably" improved communication, but it could also be used to detect lying. And it could light up! Hear that, Mom? This thing might actually be useful.

A source close to Apple told Bloomberg that the next iPhone would be larger and have a curved screen. … Read more

HTC One successor could top US carriers in early 2014

The successor to the HTC One could arrive at all four of the big wireless service providers in early 2014, according to recent chatter.

A pair of tweets from the well-connected @evleaks Twitter feed suggests that HTC will release its next flagship across AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon within the next few months. It's not clear if this means that all four will carry the device on the same launch day, but it would be a big win for HTC no matter what the timing.

Operating under the code name M8, HTC's next big phone is … Read more

Elop could sell Xbox biz, focus on Office as Microsoft CEO -- report

Stephen Elop has major plans in store for Microsoft if he's appointed chief executive, according to a new report.

Elop, who is resigning as Nokia's CEO and will head a new devices-focused division at Microsoft when Nokia's Devices operation is finally sold off to Microsoft, could decide to sell off the software company's Xbox division if he becomes CEO, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people who claim to have knowledge of his thinking. Elop would also consider ending Microsoft's Bing search engine.

According to Bloomberg's sources, Elop would want to shrink Microsoft's business, … Read more

T-Mobile tipped to offer Nexus 5 on November 20

T-Mobile could offer the LG Nexus 5 across all sales channels as soon as November 20, reports TmoNews.

Pricing details are still up in the air, but we should hope for something close to what's listed in the Google Play Store: 16GB for $349, 32GB for $399.

Also of particular note, November 20 could see the carrier introduce a number of incentives for LG and Samsung, and Black Friday offers -- perhaps sales incentives for reps or customer promotions to spur holiday sales. T-Mobile often drop prices to zero dollars down during its sales, which could take between $100 … Read more