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Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Said to Be Delayed for These Reasons Apple's AirPower Wireless Charger Said to Be Delayed for These Reasons
- June 23, 2018

AirPower is created to charge up to three devices at once: ideally your latest iPhone , the Apple Watch and the AirPods (once that wireless charging case is released). It would also raise the price of the already expensive iPhone X, which starts at $999. Testing has purportedly ramped up with engineers using the device as their charger at the office. (more...)
Internet sales-tax ruling could have big effect in Florida Internet sales-tax ruling could have big effect in Florida
- June 23, 2018

This means that a New Hampshire business that sells good online must collect sales taxes for customers in states that have a sales tax, such as MA and many others. Sales tax is pretty interesting in the United States as it's done on a state-by-state basis. The state Senate passed a bill past year similar to the South Dakota law that the Supreme Court upheld. (more...)
VR Is Dead on the Xbox One
- June 23, 2018

Three years after the initial promise to bring virtual reality to Xbox, the company has revealed in an interview with GamesIndustry.biz that it's hung up its hat for the time being. Instead of headsets, Nichols said, Microsoft is focusing on "experiences you would play on your TV" with its Xbox. Given Microsoft's work on Mixed Reality (MR) in Windows 10, and the abiity to use the firm's Xbox controllers with the Oculus Rift, it was thought that VR support would surely wing its way over to ... (more...)
Pepper: The Supreme Court could rule the App Store is a monopoly Pepper: The Supreme Court could rule the App Store is a monopoly
- June 22, 2018

You should definitely check out each of them - who knows, your favorite apps might be listed on table so hurry up! The platform is fully locked down, so there's no official method to install apps from third-party sources. The case which could have important implications for Apple and its mobile ecosystem hinges on whether the iPhone maker has a right to have a "closed" system where only the company can distribute mobile apps. (more...)
Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking
- June 22, 2018

A screenshot tweeted by Jon Brodkin of an update to his article at Ars Technical indicates that T-Mobile's PR team told Wyden's office that the company "ended all transmission of customer data to Securus and will wind down our location aggregator agreements", though that passage was missing from the live version of the article at the time of this article's publication. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy S9 new variant spotted on TENAA Samsung Galaxy S9 new variant spotted on TENAA
- June 22, 2018

It certainly looks like a real Galaxy Note accessory, and Ice Universe has a terrific track record. The S9+ features a 6.2-inch QHD+ Curved Super AMOLED display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio and HDR support. The device packs a dual-camera setup on the back with a 12MP wide-angle sensors with variable apertures (f/1.5 and f/2.4) and a 12MP telephoto lens with fixed f/2.4 aperture. (more...)
Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera
- June 22, 2018

As its name suggests, the Google Measure app leverages AR to measure surfaces using the camera of the device. Measure can discern length or height for items both large (think furniture) and small (bananas, obviously). It may not be as accurate as real tape measure , but it's still good enough to get a clear idea of the distance you're measuring. But with advances in augmented reality tech in more mainstream handsets, a lot of things only Tango could do are trickling down to devices ... (more...)
European Union copyright law passes key hurdle European Union copyright law passes key hurdle
- June 22, 2018

The legislative change is created to mitigate the power that Google and Facebook have amassed in recent years. Google said that if implemented, the law would prevent it from sending traffic to news publishers via search and Google News. (more...)
Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling
- June 22, 2018

Another key result is that the state will collect more tax revenues, Fox said . Jeffrey LeSage, Americas vice chairman for tax at accounting firm KPMG, said the ruling "could turn out to be nearly as significant for American businesses as the recent rewrite of the USA federal tax code". (more...)
Google Disables The Ability To Book Uber Cabs From Maps App Google Disables The Ability To Book Uber Cabs From Maps App
- June 22, 2018

The feature was first rolled out in 2017. Now, users are reportedly only able to see the estimated cost of Uber rides in Maps which is surely going to affect the business a lot. Also, a partner at CapitalG became a board member at Lyft . Still, it wasn't a free-for-all: Google worked with specific companies on a country by country basis. (more...)
Nintendo and Xbox are totally BFFs now thanks to Minecraft Nintendo and Xbox are totally BFFs now thanks to Minecraft
- June 22, 2018

It isn't the only instance though, with Rocket League allowing the same, and most recently Fortnite joining in the cross-play fun. For downloadable Switch games, an encrypted ticket inside the game data integrates information about the game with the console's unique Device ID and the Nintendo Account ID used to purchase it. (more...)
IOS 12 Will Automatically Share iPhone Location With Cops IOS 12 Will Automatically Share iPhone Location With Cops
- June 22, 2018

In keeping with Apple's focus on privacy, user data can not be used for any non-emergency objective and only the responding 911 centre will have access to the user's location during an emergency call. Since 2015, Apple used Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO), a technology that estimates a mobile 911 caller's location using cell towers and on-device data sources (GPS, WiFi Access Points). (more...)
Another Mobile Outage Hits Australian Customers Another Mobile Outage Hits Australian Customers
- June 22, 2018

Some customers using the Telstra network have experienced issues making phones calls or using mobile data across the country's major cities. Telstra confirmed to CRN that a number of users were experiencing "intermittent" outages on its wholesale network due to a "vendor platform issue". (more...)
Audi reveals new A1 Sportback supermini Audi reveals new A1 Sportback supermini
- June 22, 2018

Below the edge of the hood are three flat slits - which Audi says is a homage to the Sport quattro, the brand's rally icon from 1984. The new A1 is bigger than the older auto but it measures just 4030mm in length, which makes it only 35mm longer than the Maruti Suzuki Baleno. (more...)
References to New Apple Watch Models Found in iOS 12 Beta 2 References to New Apple Watch Models Found in iOS 12 Beta 2
- June 22, 2018

The infrastructure that used to work with landlines though, does not work with the cell phone technology. Obviously, this is causing delays for the first responders to get to the location of the emergency. Even Tim Cook , Apple's CEO, was surprised with the information displayed by Screen Time. 911 call centers are very important during an emergency. (more...)
Verizon and AT&T will stop selling real-time location data of its users Verizon and AT&T will stop selling real-time location data of its users
- June 22, 2018

Wyden contacted the major carriers after his probe found that a prison phone company called Securus Technologies with access to such data had allowed law enforcement to use it to track people. Under the program, known internally as Location Data Integration, Verizon sold rough location data on its customers - information the customers had previously agreed to share - to LocationSmart, which in turn provided the information to Securus. (more...)
Steam Summer Sale 2018 looks set to start today
- June 22, 2018

Like every other annual sale Valve holds, this one offers deep discounts on numerous games in Steam's catalog. Instead of having daily deals and flash sales on certain games, all of the deals seem to be permanent from the beginning to the end-at least so far. (more...)
With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video
- June 22, 2018

The featured is called IGTV and will increase Facebook-owned Instagram's video time limit from one minute to 10 minutes for most users. And they will be displayed vertically on the full screen . Also like TV, IGTV has channels. What do you think of IGTV? With the launch of IGTV , the company essentially wants to make its platform the go-to for entertainment - Instagram already has a huge amount of content for users, ranging from Stories, Live videos, to the classic photos and ... (more...)
Nintendo Switch Family Showdown Coming to Disney
- June 22, 2018

This new way to show love for the hybrid system is pitting families against one another in friendly competition. Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will be featured on the Disney Channel and Disney XD, and streamed on the DisneyNOW app this summer. (more...)
Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android
- June 21, 2018

Microsoft News could help the company compete for more attention on your phone and computer. Microsoft, not to be outdone by Google's recently revamped Google News , today launched a redesigned Microsoft News app for iOS and Android devices. (more...)
Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax
- June 21, 2018

The win was welcomed by groups representing brick-and-mortar retailers and decried by e-commerce advocates. E-commerce sales in the fourth quarter of 2017 increased to $119 billion, up more than 3% from the previous quarter and almost 17% from a year earlier, according to U.S. (more...)
CDPR Co-Founder Explains Why Cyberpunk 2077 Is Taking so Long CDPR Co-Founder Explains Why Cyberpunk 2077 Is Taking so Long
- June 21, 2018

Considering all of the technical and gameplay details that have been released thus far, the removal of loading screens after the initial booting up of Cyberpunk 2077 ought to be an incredibly wonderful sight to behold. There was naturally a yearning to know about the machine that was powering both the trailer and demo to get an idea about hardware requirements. To put it another way, it's beginning to look like the ideal way to play Cyberpunk 2077 will be on a next-gen console or on an ... (more...)
AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway
- June 20, 2018

If you didn't read AMD's announcement closely you might have missed the snark, but make no mistake, it's crafted for maximum disrespect: In essence, AMD attaches the Core i7-8086K to the last 40 years, and positions Threadripper as the forward-looking alternative. (more...)
Get a third off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in its first Steam sale Get a third off PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds in its first Steam sale
- June 20, 2018

For the first time since its debut in March 2017, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is selling at a discount on Steam . That's for the full game, although the offer is only available for a limited time - until July 5 - so you want to act sooner rather than later. (more...)
New iPhone video shows off the phones we want to see New iPhone video shows off the phones we want to see
- June 20, 2018

Mac Otakara notes that it could simply be a discrepancy based on a misreading of the provided schematics - basically, incorrectly using the iPhone's button height as part of its overall width. Finally, a 6.0-inch LCD iPhone mockup is shown that measures 150.91 mm high, 75.72 mm wide and 8.47 mm thick. The 6-inch iPhone is seen as a way to attract more price-conscious customers to upgrade to a modern model, with slim bezels, Face ID and an A12 chip. (more...)
Trust Is The Missing Link In Today's Cryptocurrencies, BIS Says Trust Is The Missing Link In Today's Cryptocurrencies, BIS Says
- June 20, 2018

Its aims are "to serve central banks in their pursuit of monetary and financial stability, to foster global cooperation in those areas and to act as a bank for central banks". There are now some 17 million bitcoins in circulation. Beyond storage capacity, the report claims that "only supercomputers" possess the processing power needed to conduct every retail transaction on a blockchain , and even if there were sufficient supercomputers to create a decentralized network, "millions of users ... (more...)
Suzuki reveals next-gen Jimny SUV Suzuki reveals next-gen Jimny SUV
- June 20, 2018

No diesel engine is expected as the brand recently confirmed it has pulled all diesel options from its current line-up. There was a time when Maruti Suzuki Gypsy ruled the roost, but soon its competitors took over this bulky carrier passenger vehicle and the company lost its market share. (more...)
OPPO Find X Price Turns Out To Be Around RM 4600 OPPO Find X Price Turns Out To Be Around RM 4600
- June 20, 2018

The phone has ditched the conventional fingerprint sensor and uses 3D Structured Light-based face recognition technology called O-Face Recognition. And on the back of it there is the must-have dual-camera setup with 16- and 20-megapixel sensors. (more...)
Google Home and Chromecast bug shows cyber criminals EXACTLY where you live
- June 20, 2018

Google said it plans to fix the security flaw, which leaks your location with an accuracy of up to a few feet, in an update next month. "I've been consistently getting locations within about 10 meters of the device", Young told independent security blogger Brian Krebs , who got an exclusive first look at Young's findings. (more...)
PlayStation Hits Range Announced For PS4 PlayStation Hits Range Announced For PS4
- June 20, 2018

Sony has utilized this strategy in the past, using the "Greatest Hits" branding and discounting popular games that were featured on the PlayStation, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation 3. This hasn't gone over well with anyone, and Sony's response might have made things worse . Let us know what you think in the comment. "With 79 million PS4s sold around the world and more than 80 million monthly active users on PlayStation Network, we've built a huge community of gamers who can play together ... (more...)