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Apple Working on High-End Airpods, Over-the-Ear Headphones

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The next generation of AirPods could include noise-cancellation and water resistance, as well as a longer wireless range and a higher price. In the future, Apple may also add a heart-rate monitor and other health-tracking sensors. Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment. Apple already stocks the Beats Studio 3 over-ear headphones. 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 ... Read More »

GM is bringing back the Chevy Blazer

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The Chevy Blazer is officially back! Like the recently-introduced 2019 Camaro SS , the new Blazer has slim upper headlights with LED accents that angle in and down to a huge grille. Honestly, while some people don't care for the look of the 2019 Camaro SS front end, the related design looks great on the new Blazer. Adaptive cruise control and a rear camera mirror will be optional on both the RS and Premier, while a hands-free power lift gate - that projects the Chevrolet Bowtie logo - ... Read More »

Latest US Supreme Court decision could hit SC wallets. Here's how

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At that level of sales, with a state sales tax rate of 4.5 percent, it would yield $253 million in revenues. "It's exciting to have it overturned, but it's disappointing to not have a law in place". "You've got to have a modern sales tax, so we don't have to have any other kind of tax that people don't want", Calabro said. Many large online retailers, including Walmart , Target and Apple, already collect state taxes. Read More »

SD may see lower rate after sales tax ruling

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However, consumers have the option to shop online, pay no sales tax , and get the item cheaper which is not fair to local stores, Deskins said. The Supreme Court's 5-4 decision overturns a 1992 court ruling that limited state tax authority to sales by businesses physically in the state. Read More »

Apple to fix 'sticky' keyboard problems for free

This ultrathin design allowed Apple to make their laptops thinner than ever, but also seemed to trigger a flood of complaints about faulty keyboards, including one widely read Outline article by Casey Johnston and a song by Jonathan Mann. Read More »

Steam was down after Summer Sale starts

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Remember of course that this is a "New Era" Steam Sale , meaning no Daily Deals, Flash Sales , or any of the other fun stuff. Okay, go! Jump onto Steam for the Steam Summer Sale , which is going on now. The specials will be available for 14 days until 19:00 on Thursday 5 July 2018. I suspect it may run 14 days this year so as not to end on July 4. Over the last few years, it has grown increasingly easier to get your game published on Steam , which also means it's easier for developers ... Read More »

Apple AirPower expected to launch this September

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Apple has always promised a 2018 release for AirPower , but it had been expected much sooner. Bloomberg's Mark Gurman added that "Apple also wants users to be able to place any of their devices anywhere on the charging mat to begin a charge". Read More »

New Minecraft Cross-Play Trailer Throws Shade at Sony

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While Nintendo and Microsoft are embracing cross-platform play for Fortnite , the duo has now teamed up to highlight cross-platform play for yet another game, this time Minecraft . Nintendo's hands are nearly tied behind its back given how hackers and modders are spreading the word on a Switch exploit that Nintendo can't fix without making a Switch v2 with fixed hardware. Read More »

Apple will add iOS 12 new feature

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Amid growing privacy concerns, Apple announced that the location information would not be used for commercial purposes and that only the responding public-safety answering point (PSAP) would have access to the caller's location information during the emergency call. Read More »

First details on second-generation Audi A1

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A new feature in the A1 is the modular lines structure. This provides for a particularly high degree of flexibility. Three equipment lines will be offered: basic, advanced, and S line. A Digital Audio Broadcasting tuner is standard; the Audi sound system and 11-speaker 3D sound Bang & Olufsen Premium Sound System are optional. Read More »

Nintendo Switch Online Is Your Virtual Console Successor

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He added that players will be encouraged to subscribe to Nintendo Switch online as it will not only allow gamers to play online but will also provide them cloud saves and will grant access to the "legacy content". Of those offering cross-play, many also offer multiplayer between more than just the two platforms, including PC and Mac . Taking everything into consideration, it will be interesting to see what will come of Fortnite's mysterious countdown timer, as Epic Games could be using ... Read More »

Apple releases second betas for iOS 12, macOS Mojave, and tvOS 12

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They'll be part of iOS 12 , the next version of Apple's iPhone software, which the company will release in September as a free update. Apple gave developers a hot new beta for iOS 12 this morning, adding a host of improvements to its huge update for iPhones and iPads that is coming out this fall. Read More »

Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore

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In May, Wyden asked the FCC to investigate the "abusive and potentially unlawful practices" of cell phone companies selling access to customers' real-time location. AT&T quickly followed suit, while Sprint and T-Mobile made their announcements later in the day. Sprint Corp in its letter to Wyden said it would end access to its customers' location data if a breach was found. Read More »

Algeria shuts down internet to prevent cheating during 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. Internet services had been cut "in compliance with instructions from the government, aimed at ensuring the high school diploma tests run smoothly", public operator Algerie Telecom said. Read More »

The Steam Summer Sale just launched

While there are other websites that will tell you roughly how much you've spent on Steam, there's a new official Steam tool that you can download here that tells you exactly how much you've spent on games via the PC marketplace. Valve added a game to the sale called Saliens which you can play to enter giveaways for certain games. You may also notice that some discounts are not shown right away and that it may take an hour or so before all games show the discounted price. Read More »

Instagram Launches Youtube Competitor IGTV for Longform Videos

Social media network Instagram made a more aggressive push into the "media" side of its business earlier this week, hosting a splashy launch for a new service for long-form video called IGTV . For starters, while it's possible to upload videos to IGTV from your computer, it's apparently only possible to watch videos from within the app. Read More »

Google launches new Podcast app for Android

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You can also find your favorite podcaster on the Google Search or within the application itself. With such a sharp rise in the number of users, the number of developers offering such services has also increased. "Everything you hear is automatically synchronized between your devices, so you can pause playback on one device and resume it on another with the Google Assistant". Read More »

Disney and Nintendo partner for a Nintendo Switch TV show

The hybrid console "succeeds as both a home game system and a gaming handheld, offering a new flexibility in how you play", we wrote. If you've got a family full of people who love the Switch, Nintendo's got a treat for you! You can enter for a chance to win the Disney Channel presents Nintendo Switch Family Showdown contest and be one of four families to compete in an epic Nintendo Switch showdown . Read More »

Nintendo at E3 2018: Super Smash Bros

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Yes, as long as Super Smash Bros .is around, the funky GameCube gamepad will always be a desired commodity and Nintendo knows it. While Nintendo did not say anything about online playing for Ultimate , it is expected that the game will have decent online playing seeing as Nintendo is going to be charging for online gaming for the first time and is expected to improve their services regarding this matter. Read More »

Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android

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Today, the Microsoft News app gets a complete overhaul, complete with a redesign and some features that claim to help spot "fake news". Microsoft's old MSN news app has been on Android since 2014, and it didn't exactly look modern even then. Read More »

Details on LG's first ever Android One smartphone leaked

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Android One platform's portfolio has expanded in the past few months with Xiaomi, Motorola and Nokia (HMD Global) joining the tribe. Although, many Mi A1 owners reported so far that they are yet to receive the updates. The Snapdragon 450 is present under the hood of the phone . Internal storage and sensors are yet unknown. Rear camera flash is confirmed, and there could be a separate button dedicated for launching the camera. Read More »

In Wayfair case, Supreme Court to let states collect Internet sales tax

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Do you agree or disagree with how the Supreme Court ruled in this case? Thursday's decision in the case of South Dakota vs. Wayfair overturns a 1992 ruling which limited tax collection by retailers for online sales, regardless of the state where a shopper lives or if the company has a physical presence in that state. Read More »

Mobile promises cheap broadband and ‘leapfrog’ 5G if FCC allows Sprint merger

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As the FCC is reviewing the merger to determine whether consolidating two of the top four mobile providers will be in the "public interest", T-Mobile's pitch focuses heavily on illustrating consumer benefits from the merger. This scale should allow the company to acquire content at lower rates and on better terms than TMobile and Layer3 can do on their own. T-Mobile has previously promised that a blended 5G network with Sprint - using high, low and mid-band radio spectrum - will deliver ... Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 Will Have No Loading Screens

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The CEO and founder of Polish games studio CD Projekt RED has spoken about the importance of its status as an independent developer . In an industry where cynicism is a consumer caution and at an event where every big game is vying for the spotlight, Cyberpunk 2077's showing had people positively buzzing. Read More »

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

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As a perk and potential sop to bring new players to its personal computing platform, PUBG is offering the full version of its full throttle game for $19.99 - a 33.33% cut from the game's regular price. The Event Pass system as well as the new Sanhok map will be available on 22 June 2018. Players progressing up the ladder can purchase a Pass anytime and avail the rewards of the premium tier depending on the level they are in. Read More »

Video Compares 3D-Printed 2018 iPhone Mockups with iPhone X

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It says that due to the adoption of the notch on an LCD panel, there are yield issues that Apple's LCD panel suppliers are facing. The report claims Apple has ordered 45 million units of the 6.5-inch OLED panel for the iPhone X Plus followed by 25 million for the 5.8-inch iPhone X and 30 million for the 6.1-inch LCD iPhone. Read More »

Bank of International Settlement: Cryptocurrencies Are Like Tamagotchis

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The report added an upsetting point that if the Bitcoin underlying technology - blockchain - is adopted by the national payment systems to handle digital retail transactions - decentralized ledger. Are you looking for a comprehensive summary of the most idiotic nocoiner propaganda against Bitcoin? That's one of the messages from a new report by an organization that represents dozens of the world's central banks. Read More »

All-new Suzuki Jimny, this is it

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There's a new Suzuki Jimny on the way this year, ahead of which Suzuki has released a couple of photos so we know what to expect from the new Jimny. While the Jimny won't get a diesel in the global market, the Indian version might get the 1.3 DDiS diesel. The long-awaited SUV will go on sale in the United Kingdom in 2020 and be powered by the same range of 1.0-litre BoosterJet and 1.2 DualJet petrol engines as the Swift. Read More »

Samsung’s Folding Galaxy Phone May Cost Nearly $2,000

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Called Samsung Good Lock and detailed by xda-developers , the new software will let you customize several elements of your overall Galaxy Note experience, including the dock, multitasking, and edge, to name a few. This phone is equipped with 10 nm 64-bit octa-core chipset . At the back of the handset is a 16MP rear-facing camera with an f/1.7 aperture and Full HD video recording. Read More »

Oppo Find X price and release date revealed

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The phone looks quite similar to Samsung flagship phone Galaxy S9 which also flaunts a curved Infinity edge display . The back of the device features rounded glass as well, which should make handling a bit easier, although its high-gloss finish might be a point of concern for some. Read More »

Sony Blocks PS4 Crossplay Because of Money, Says Ex-Sony Online CEO

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In some European territories (excluding the UK), Sony is also offering a PlayStation Hits bundle including a 1TB PS4, DualShock 4 controller, Uncharted 4 , The Last of Us Remastered and Rachet & Clank. If you missed out on some great PlayStation 4 games that came out a few years ago, we have exciting news! This wasn't a problem that Xbox and PC users faced, and there's been some dissatisfaction among PlayStation users with friends on other platforms since. Read More »