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A new in-game message confirms Fortnite's rocket will launch tomorrow

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It has already pushed a patch live for PC players, with more patches expected imminently. Introduced as part of the V4.5 update on June 27th, Playground Mode was an instant hit with the players that got to try it out but it was disabled after just a few hours of being live due to the need to "investigate some issues with out matchmaking services". Read More »

Niantic will let developers use the 'Pokemon Go' AR platform

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Interestingly, Niantic says it plans to open the Real World Platform up to other studios. We're not interested in working there but the video shows how promising Niantic's new AR technology as it allows multiplayer experience. The demo's frame rate is not fully smooth, and Niantic hasn't said when the feature will actually come to the Real World Platform. The biggest challenge of AR now is the fact that AR objects are unable to meaningfully interact with other objects in a ... Read More »

Google's Pixel 3 XL and Pixel 3 rendered with and without notch

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Both devices will sport somewhat-dated single lens cameras on their rear, and appear to sport two sensors up front (although MySmartPrice notes that the second module could be an ambient light sensor). The notched display of the Pixel 3 that measures 6.2 inches will offer a larger screen space to the user. There is no fresh information available on the specifications of the Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones. Read More »

JioPhone users may soon get these popular Google features

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KaiOS Technologies , which has built eponymous operating system for feature phones, also deployed on the Jio Phone, has raised $22 million from Google. "We want to ensure that Google apps and services are available to everyone, whether they are using desktops, smartphones, or feature phones", said Anjali Joshi, Vice-President, Product Management, Next Billion Users at Google. Read More »

ASUS ZenFone Live L1 Coming To Malaysia This Week For RM 399

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For the past few days, Flipkart has been teasing the arrival of this upcoming Asus flagship smartphone in India. Moreover, the graphics used in the teaser image match with those used in the default wallpaper of the Zenfone 5 series. We think that it could hint the existence of a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset inside the phone, and if it turns out to be true, the upcoming device could be the ASUS Zenfone 5z . Read More »

PlayStation Boss on Cross-Play: "We're Looking at the Possibilities"

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This didn't sit well with players especially considering that Xbox One , Nintendo Switch, and PC all enabled cross-play together. Sony has been doing well this console generation on the games front, but if they continue to refuse to offer the modern cross-play support that players want, they shouldn't expect to stay in those players' good graces for very long. Read More »

Hell is this giant, proprietary Microsoft Surface USB-C dongle

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Did I mention it costs $80? You would think that Microsoft would have future-proofed most of its devices with built-in USB-C ports, but you'd be wrong - the company has generally ( the Surface Book 2 being the exception ) stuck with its proprietary magnetic Surface Connect port so far. Read More »

The iPhone’s Amazon Alexa app finally adds voice control

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Once you press the dedicated Alexa button in the iOS app , you'll have to allow various permissions, including allowing Alexa to access your microphone and location. The smart assistant does not speak unless activated with a voice command. Among the big three, Alexa is the only one without a major mobile footprint. Read More »

No, you're not the only one having issues with your Google Home

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If you don't feel like waiting, you can get things working right now by rebooting your device . "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future". In the case of Chromecast, users on the Chromecast Product Forum noticed the problem in the wee hours of the morning today - noting that Chromecast icon disappeared from streaming app like Netflix, HBO and YouTube. Read More »

Wi-Fi WPA3 security is here, along with Easy Connect for IoT

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Current devices support the WPA2 standard announced all the way back in 2004, and they'll stay on WPA2 security when connected to future WPA3 networks. "Coupling WPA3 with the promise of 802.11ax's efficiency will allow Wi-Fi to reach levels of security and performance unimaginable only a few years ago". Read More »

Facebook is ending Project Aquila, its internet-by-drone service

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The Aquila was an ambitious project started by Facebook, with the goal of bringing high-speed internet access to remote places in the world. Aquila's history at Facebook was mixed. The blog post even bragged about Aquila's "two successful full-scale test flights, including a textbook landing on 'Aquila beach.'" That wouldn't be such a surprising statement except for the fact that the first of those two flights resulted in a crash landing in 2016 that more or less destroyed one of ... Read More »

White woman calls police over black girl ‘illegally’ selling water bottles

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Jordan's mother, Erin Austin, filmed the call and posted it on Instagram . And a Yale University student was interrogated by police after her dorm neighbor called the police because she was napping in a common area. "I said, 'Do you have maybe a permit for the water you're selling?" Ettel can be heard saying: "The little girl is selling water without a permit, and that's "illegal". Read More »

The photo-sharing platform Instagram is worth United States dollars 100 billion

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Fast-forward six years later, and the social media platform is probably laughing itself silly at the doubters while on the way to bank. Earlier the users were restricted to update a video long upto 1 min. It's the new standalone app that aims to counter YouTube as far as mobile video is concerned. However, Instagram needs to come up with some monetization plan if it wants to compete with YouTube . Read More »

Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011

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Thankfully, for the sake of everyone involved (including us as reporters and yourselves as readers) the two parties have managed to come to an agreeable settlement. A filing from the U.S. District Court for California's Northern District confirmed this news , and while the exact details of what this settlement entails are still unclear, we can officially say that the lawsuit has been laid to rest. Read More »

Microsoft Edge tests built-in Adblock Plus on iOS and Android

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With both new developments, the updated Truecaller for Android is available for download via Google Play . At the moment, Microsoft is testing the new feature with beta users, but a full, stable rollout is expected soon. The momentum seems to be with the browser as just six months ago Edge was only on one million downloads. The tweet reads: Due to Microsoft stopping focus on developing Windows 10 Mobile , we have also discontinued support. Read More »

'Good news, but it's not a windfall' in Washington state

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The new ruling will force online retailers to pay billions more in taxes, dealing a blow to smaller companies that were previously exempt from state taxes. That software, too, can be an added cost. A Trump Organization representative did not respond to a request for comment from Business Insider on how the Supreme Court decision could affect TrumpStore.com. Read More »

Instagram now lets you 4-way group video chat as you browse

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Video calls can support one-on-one conversations or a group of up to four people. These updates are rolling out to Android and iOS starting today. You can also tap to try one and then add it to your camera if you like it. Instagram users who don't follow a participating partner will be able to find and add the effects by checking their friends' Stories using those effects, or any direct messages including those effects. Read More »

Sales after Supreme Court ruling

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Nevertheless, those retailers had been backed by a previous Supreme Court decision , which stated that, in order to charge a sales tax , companies had to have a physical presence in the state where the purchaser resided. After 20 years of doing online sales, Boudreau said his operation qualifies as one of "the old guys" in the business. About twenty states are already encouraging uniformity by adopting the Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Agreement. Read More »

Google Chrome will automatically download articles

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Or, if you're signed into your Google Account, Chrome will use your browsing history to download relevant stories. You can access this folder even when you do not have an active internet connection. How To Get The Latest " Surf Web Without Internet " On Google Chrome? This feature will be soon available in India. This feature is available for users in India among other markets which include Brazil, Indonesia, Nigeria. Read More »

Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159

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Again, that's what you'd expect for such an cheap phone. For the body of the phone you get an aluminum chassis, which is only exposed on the sides, and a plastic back. The Nokia X6 comes in 4GB and 6GB RAM variants and includes 32GB and 64GB of internal storage respectively. The Nokia 3 .1 will be sold at Amazon , Best Buy, and B&H Photo. Read More »

Aston Martin's Gorgeous 2019 DBS Superleggera Leaks Early With 715 Horsepower

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Underneath its carbon fibre body panels, the DBS Superleggera uses electronic control systems from Aston Martin's partnership with Mercedes-AMG (although the V12 is still an Aston Martin unit). On the options roster, you'll find multiple trim inlay options, seat back veneers, and seat belt colors as well as a carbon fiber steering wheel and full leather interior. Read More »

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe gets Nintendo Labo support

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Nintendo doesn't just want you to use its own cardboard add-ons, though, and instead hopes Nintendo Labo will inspire Switch owners to embrace their creativity. Labo is a unusual cookie even by Nintendo standards. Now you can use the Toy-Con Motorbike from the Variety Kit to control your racer, and it works pretty much like you would expect. Read More »

NRF Says Supreme Court Sales-Tax Ruling Levels the Playing Field

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How will this affect your wallet? The background: A 1992 court decision exempted retailers who lacked a physical presence in a state, such as catalog merchants, from paying sales taxes. For example, if you buy a laptop or printer from Newegg or a loveseat from Overstock you should budget for state sales tax. But some states, including Washington, have recently passed marketplace bills which force the company that provides the platform for sellers - such as Amazon, Etsy and, eBay - to ... Read More »

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 is gunning for Intel’s PC market

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It's expected that, when laptops and desktops do arrive using the Snapdragon 1000, they'll be of a similar specification to this. The first generation "Snapdragon PCs", previously referred to by other terms such as "Cellular PCs" or " always connected PCs ", are powered by the 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. Read More »

Google speeds up offline file sharing in Files Go app

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This also benefits you as a developer as it provides a Play-authorized offline distribution channel and, since the peer-to-peer shared app is added to your user's Play library, your app will now be eligible for app updates from Play. However, let's say you don't particularly want to use a web app because of an ideological aversion to tabs. Tap the vertical ... button for more and select Messages for Web. Read More »

Bentley Bentayga Becomes Fastest SUV at Pikes Peak

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But Bentley has laid its own claim to the prize, and cemented its standing this weekend at Pikes Peak . Finished by Mulliner, Bentley's in-house coachbuilding service, the Pikes Peak model comes in either Beluga black or Radium. The steering wheel is trimmed in alcantara, while the same material is used for the door and seat inserts. It produces 600bhp and 664lb ft of torque, and drives all four wheels via a ZF eight-speed automatic gearbox. Read More »

Apple Releases First Public Beta of iOS 12

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Just go to Apple's website to become a member and start downloading the new software. Apple followed up the initial seed of iOS 12 with a secondary release allowing developers to instantly get a feel for how quickly the platform will progress in terms of stability and overall ease-of-use. Read More »

One Galaxy S10 Model To Feature Triple Rear Cameras

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We also expect the device to come with a polycarbonate shell. The Galaxy S10 is said to have the internal codename Beyond and ET News' report refers to Beyond 0, Beyond 1 and Beyond 2. It's a nice design, sure, but reusing the Galaxy S8 design on the Galaxy S9 certainly didn't do that phone any favors. The Note 9 S Pen feature is worth the wait", following it up with " Galaxy Note 9 S Pen is a pen with a soul. Read More »

IPhone Brute Force Hack: Here's How To Hack Any iPhone Model

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The Secure enclave chip keeps a count of the number of times an incorrect passcode is entered and then progressively makes it more hard to enter a passcode. Earlier this month, we told you that on iOS 12, Apple's USB Restricted Mode will prevent the proprietary Lightning USB port on the iPhone from being used to communicate with other devices if the phone has not been unlocked within the past hour . Read More »

Microsoft and Razer Partnering For Mouse And Keyboard Support On Xbox One

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It's a much more immersive experience, especially when you're in an eSports game like Overwatch or DOTA 2 where your characters are cooling down from a used ability, and the keyboard and mouse react accordingly. Meanwhile, the question is whether Xbox One fans would be eager to use mouse and keyboard on the console or rather fearful of the balance in multiplayer games with controllers. Read More »

Zsa Zsa the English Bulldog Crowned World’s Ugliest Dog

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Brainard found Zsa Zsa on a pet-finding site, according to the contest bio. The nine-year-old Zsa Zsa came from a hardscrabble background, spending five years in a puppy mill in the USA state of Missouri and being sold at auction before she attained ugliest dog immortality. Read More »