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In addition to the delays noted above, the iPhone X itself was released about two months later than the rest of Apple's 2017 iPhone lineup past year. There are lots more details about Apple's audio strategy in Bloomberg . They won't be waterproof, the report says, but they will offer better protection from rain and sweat. The latest report corroborates that rumor but says the latter model will also feature noise cancellation.
  • Estimates show potential for e-retail taxes in Oklahoma

    Estimates show potential for e-retail taxes in Oklahoma

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    The 5-4 decision overturns the 1992 Supreme Court ruling that barred states from collecting sales tax in states where they have no physical storefront. In testimony before the Legislature's House Ways and Means Committee in 2017, analysts gave a rough estimate of $200 million in potential annual new sales tax revenue from applying the sales tax to more remote sales.
  • Microsoft Is No Longer Working on VR for the Xbox One

    Microsoft Is No Longer Working on VR for the Xbox One

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    DESPITE GREAT AMBITIONS for virtual reality (VR) support on the Xbox One, particularly with the gutsy One X , Microsoft has admitted that be supporting VR on its games console. Still, virtual reality is a differentiation point for its chief competitor, the PlayStation 4. The company hoped the high powered new Xbox hardware would become a must-have for gamers, boosting sales, gaming revenue and Microsoft stock.
  • Steam Summer Sale 2018 may start today

    Steam Summer Sale 2018 may start today

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    Steam Summer Sale has hundreds of discounts, so you will probably find some game you like very cheap. The Steam Summer Sale for 2018 starts today ( June 21 ), which is great news for people who love video games and hate having any extra money.
  • Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams

    Internet shut down across Algeria to stop pupils cheating in exams

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    Nobody will be able to get online - via their mobile phone, tablet or computer for an hour after the start of each high school diploma exam to stop any leaks. Ms Benghrabit also said surveillance cameras and mobile phone jammers had been installed at exam printing presses. The policy is mainly to prevent students and other officials from leaking the exams questions.
  • Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards

    Apple announces new warranty program for faulty MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards

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    Service is free of charge for four years after the first retail sale of the computer. The so-called "butterfly" keys allowed for a much lower-profile keyboard with reduced travel distance when pressed. But in the meantime, consumers can at least get keyboards that are having problems repaired at no cost-other than some of their time, of course. And, please, continue keeping the issue quiet so that Apple can keep receiving its industry-best brand reliability award from Consumer Reports, whose ...
  • Epidemic of fake Fortnite apps hits internet

    Epidemic of fake Fortnite apps hits internet

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    I know those of us here at the [H] won't fall for this, but some of your friends might and you need to warn them. Nathan Collier, senior malware intelligence analyst at Malwarebytes, found that upon downloading and opening the app it plays the Fortnite intro song and requests updates to be downloaded, before requesting mobile verification from the user.
  • Trump praises Supreme Court ruling in internet sales tax case

    Trump praises Supreme Court ruling in internet sales tax case

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    This ruling signals how much the internet has matured. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden, the ranking Democrat on the Senate Finance Committee, said the ruling is bad for small business, as it opens the door for states to establish a "privatized tax-collecting bureaucracy".
  • Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat May Not Arrive Until September

    Apple's AirPower Wireless Charging Mat May Not Arrive Until September

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    A Qi-standard base station charger, the standard Apple uses with its devices, contains a power transmitter using comprises a transmitting coil that generates an oscillating magnetic field that charges a devices in proximity to it. All of those devices have different-sized batteries and hence require different charging sensors. Now, word has it we're still months away from AirPower's launch.
  • How Supreme Court tax ruling could affect states, small businesses - and you

    How Supreme Court tax ruling could affect states, small businesses - and you

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    Under South Dakota's law, online retailers with more than $100,000 in annual sales or more than 200 transactions in the state are required to pay a 4.5 percent sales tax on all purchases. Chief Justice John Roberts was in the minority. Davids said if he is back next session as House tax leader - state House representatives are up for election in November - he will try to lower taxes so overall there is no tax increase.
  • Xbox One US sales achieved new all-time May high

    Xbox One US sales achieved new all-time May high

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    At E3 2016 , when the Xbox One X was known as Project Scorpio , Microsoft waxed eloquent on the use of VR for its souped up Xbox One iteration. "PC is probably the best platform for more immersive VR and MR ... In doing so, Microsoft would've opened the doors for cross-compatibility between Xbox One X VR and PC VR in a way that no one else has, including Sony.
  • USA carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

    USA carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

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    Last month, Sen. Ron Wyden of OR sent letters to all four major United States wireless carriers, demanding answers about why the sensitive data was in the hands of a third party. Verizon was the first major carrier to declare it would end sales of such data to brokers that then provide it to others. "We will not enter into new location aggregation arrangements unless and until we are comfortable that we can adequately protect our customers' location data through technological advancements ...
  • Google’s AR

    Google’s AR "Measure" app comes to all ARCore Android phones

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    Google Measure 2.0 is now live on the Play Store and is compatible with all ARCore-supported devices. Just point the phone at something, drag out either the "length" or "height" measurement tools onto the camera feed, and adjust the end points to measure something.
  • EU's controversial meme-banning copyright law passes first hurdle

    EU's controversial meme-banning copyright law passes first hurdle

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    But several MEPs were against the idea, saying it would help only the most widely known news providers to the detriment of independent and start-up companies, effectively curbing the right to free speech. Criticism has focused on two articles of the proposed new law. An open letter signed by, among others, Sir Tim Berners-Lee , the inventor of the World Wide Web , read: " As creators ourselves, we share the concern that there should be a fair distribution of revenues from the online use of ...
  • The internet sales tax is going to pummel small businesses

    The internet sales tax is going to pummel small businesses

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    Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote that the previous decisions were flawed. But the party does not extend to places that do not charge sales taxes: Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon. How did the justices rule? The lineup of justices on each side of the case was unusual, with Roberts joining three more liberal justices and Ginsburg joining her more conservative colleagues.
  • Google kills feature to book Uber rides directly through Maps

    Google kills feature to book Uber rides directly through Maps

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    You all should know that earlier the function did work if a user does not have Uber installed on their device. Google Maps has long offered estimates of journeys from ridesharing services - including Uber. Ever since its announcement, this app and service has been improving and adding useful features, the last of which is a new smart option that groups similar pictures and suggests the best one to keep .
  • Nintendo and Xbox fire shots at Sony with new crossplay video

    Nintendo and Xbox fire shots at Sony with new crossplay video

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    With a newly updated version of Minecraft now available for Switch that enables cross-play with Xbox One , a new trailer doesn't waste its opportunity to tout that functionality. Sony has been taking a lot of flack recently for its unrelenting stance on cross-play , but the company has shown no signs of backing down so far.
  • Steam Tool Tells You How Much Money You've Spent on Games

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    Steam veterans might not find a ton of exciting deals after years and years of sales like this, but for anyone who might be a relatively new to the world of PC gaming, the Steam Summer Sale is definitely a good time to pad your library. Want to keep track of deals and buy games on the go? That means that games you added through Humble Bundle and other services are not calculated into the total figure.
  • 911, What\'s Your Emergency? For Dispatchers, it\'s Locating Callers

    911, What\'s Your Emergency? For Dispatchers, it\'s Locating Callers

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    User data can not be used for any non-emergency objective - only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call. The new update will use technology developed by a company called RapidSOS to share location data with emergency services. The President of the National Emergency Number Association (911 Association), Rob McCullen announced that their association was happy that Apple was given the 911 centers access to device-based location data using a ...
  • Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

    Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

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    That security incidents involved a pair of companies, including LocationSmart, a California data broker that claims to have a "direct connection" into cell carrier networks, and Securus Technologies, a Texas-based "prison technology" company that works with LocationSmart.
  • Instagram Hits 1 Billion Daily Users And New IGTV App Revealed

    Instagram Hits 1 Billion Daily Users And New IGTV App Revealed

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    YouTube is a great video platform - I have no complaints, really. Will Instagram become the new YouTube? Instagram reached two major milestones today. The Instagram TV app is not just for stars like Pons with 25 million followers, either. While you're watching the videos, you can comment, share or like without leaving the full-screen video mode - a property Instagram seems to have borrowed from its parent company, Facebook.
  • Disney and Nintendo partner for a Nintendo Switch TV show

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    Challenges featured in the competition include searching for collectibles in Super Mario Odyssey , head-to-head matchups in Mario Tennis Aces and dance battles in Just Dance 2018 . Selected families will win a trip to Los Angeles to meet their favorite Disney Channel stars and compete in the Nintendo Switch Family Showdown for a chance to win even more prizes.
  • Microsoft introduces its Google News competitor ‘Microsoft News’

    Microsoft introduces its Google News competitor ‘Microsoft News’

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    Microsoft has launched a new current affairs app for iOS and Android , giving you yet another way to funnel the latest news to your phone. Practically, and on the consumer-facing side of things, the announcement is simply a rebrand of the company's existing iOS and Android MSN News apps to Microsoft News.
  • With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

    With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

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    The court chose to overturn a 1992 decision that a physical presence was necessary to require retailers to collect and send sales taxes to a state. In a case involving MA online retailer Wayfair, the US Supreme Court Thursday opened the door for states to collect sales taxes on products their residents buy from Internet retailers in other states.
  • Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

    Mobile and Sprint pitch FCC on the merits of their merger

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    In a corresponding blog post , Claure wrote, "5G is the single most important American infrastructure project of our lifetimes". The combined T-Mobile-Sprint plans to offer better coverage to rural consumers, too, with download speeds of at least 10Mbps offered to 45.9 million rural residents, improved indoor and outdoor wireless coverage to tens of millions of consumers, and fixed in-home broadband service of 25/3Mbps to 52.2 million rural residents.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have loading screens

    Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have loading screens

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    CD Projekt Red's last major RPG, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt , featured mostly seamless travel. This year's E3 featured an exciting trailer for Cyberpunk 2077 , which sheds light on what you'll be doing in the game. Considering how gorgeous the upcoming project from the developer looked in terms of visual fidelity, it would be safe to say that the maximum graphics settings were enabled for Cyberpunk 2077 at glorious 4K resolution.
  • AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X detailed in leaked benchmarks

    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X detailed in leaked benchmarks

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    If you won a Core i7-8086K would you trade it for a Threadripper? "That's why we're giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the U.S.an opportunity to celebrate the next 40 years of high-performance computing by trading in their commemorative processor prize for our CPU that enables you to work, play and create with heavy metal".
  • PUBG gets its first discount just in time for the third map

    PUBG gets its first discount just in time for the third map

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    The Event Pass system as well as the new Sanhok map will be available on 22 June 2018. The update also includes a number of changes to the UI including an update to the friends list, leaderboard and replay UI improvements, enhancements to pop-ups in the lobby and game sessions, and improvements to the in-game minimap.
  • New iPhone X printed models shown off in video reveal

    New iPhone X printed models shown off in video reveal

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    The report also states that Apple could launch the largest iPhone ever in the form of a iPhone X Plus with a large 6.5-inch display. Earlier reports claimed that Apple will launch the iPhone SE 2 as a mini iPhone X for a lesser price.
  • Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt'

    Bitcoin could 'bring internet to a halt'

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    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". "Because cryptocurrencies are anonymous, it is hard to quantify the extent to which they are being used to avoid capital controls or taxes, or to engage in illegal transactions more generally".
  • Suzuki Jimny officially revealed on global website

    Suzuki Jimny officially revealed on global website

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    The fourth generation Suzuki Jimny has been officially revealed. Suzuki has sold 2.85 million Jimnys worldwide in its 48-year history, the company said. Suzuki Australia has yet to confirm whether the Jimny, which was first devloped in 1970 and has been hugely popular in Australia during its lifetime, will be offered locally.
  • Limited edition Sunrise Gold Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes to India

    Limited edition Sunrise Gold Samsung Galaxy S9+ comes to India

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    The handset has a smaller 6.2-inch full-HD+ display with the same resolution , 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of inbuilt storage. Samsung will launch the Galaxy Note 9 in August, and will offer a 512GB storage model, Softpedia reported . Smartphone maker ZTE rolled out a foldable phone called the ZTE Axon M in 2017 but the reception was lukewarm at most. That makes it nearly twice as pricey as the current Apple flagship phone, the iPhone X , which costs $999 and is substantially more ...
  • AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway

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    In the numbers game, AMD might have Intel pipped. If you signed up for Intel's Core i7-8086K giveaway , won one, and have no intent of actually using it, you've got another option open to you now. "That's why we're giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the United States an opportunity to celebrate the next 40 years of high-performance computing by trading in their commemorative processor prize for our CPU that enables you to work, play and create with heavy metal ".
  • Huge iPhone X Plus Looks Like the One to Beat

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    However, it certainly seems that Apple is expecting its biggest phone ever to be the most popular at the 2018 iPhone launch in the fall. The report notes that these forecasts are always subject to change, Apple obviously adjusts orders in response to customer demand.
  • Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 Demo PC Specifications Revealed

    Cyberpunk 2077 E3 2018 Demo PC Specifications Revealed

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    Her description reminds us an terrible lot of a certain Cyberpunk world. Here, we've gathered the most important details from those reports. "And this makes us very happy and very proud because we've actually made it to pull off a build".
  • Microsoft acquires Flipgrid in social video push for education

    Microsoft acquires Flipgrid in social video push for education

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    Microsoft announced the acquisition today, though officials would not disclose the price or other details of the sale. The Minneapolis-based startup, which began life as Vidku, has had strong growth for an experience that has been alternatively described as Instagram and Snapchat for the classroom.
  • Google Home and Chromecast bug shows cyber criminals EXACTLY where you live

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    It simply requires that you click a link and leave that page open for about a minute to actually obtain the location data. When the researcher initially filed a bug report to Google describing the issue, the company dismissed the report, closing it with the message "Won't Fix [Intended Behavior]".
  • Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart?

    Did you know Pixel 2 is selling for Rs 9,999 on Flipkart?

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    With the Buyback Guarantee, Flipkart promises it will buy your phone at an assured price. Also bigger battery in the Pixel 3 XL for obvious reasons. Interestingly the image does corroborate previous rumours that Google would be including a dual-lens front camera on the phone, tucked away inside the notch that's now only expected on the larger version of the device.
  • The Fallout 76 Beta Will Be Xbox One Exclusive To Begin With

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    You can check out the latest trailer for the game that debuted during the Bethesda conference at E3. Bethesda already announced that Fallout 76 will launch worldwide on November 14 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Um, not that that will present a huge advantage or anything - chances are very slim that progress will carry over from the beta into the full game. The Fallout 76 beta will be available on PC, as well as PS4.
  • Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast

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    This is because the information was processed over Google's own geolocation data , which taps into broadband networks and smartphones to link Wi-Fi routers to a physical spot. “Threats to release compromising photos or expose some secret to friends and family could use this to lend credibility to the warnings and increase their odds of success, ” he said.