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Supreme Court sides with online sales tax Supreme Court sides with online sales tax
- June 22, 2018

They will have to examine and retrofit operations to determine where they have to collect tax , whether their goods are taxable, and how they will handle tax computation, filing, and remittance, consultants said . It's now up to individual states to determine whether their laws fall within those and other limits outlined in Thursday's ruling. The case challenges South Dakota's application of its sales tax to internet retailers who sell into South Dakota but have no property or ... (more...)
You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps You Can No Longer Book Uber Rides Within Google Maps
- June 22, 2018

Nowadays, ride-sharing apps like Uber have become a lot more popular than cabs, as they offer people a better riding experience. Google has had the ability to show price estimates and pickup wait times for ride-sharing apps for a while. (more...)
Pirating games on the Nintendo Switch will get your console banned Pirating games on the Nintendo Switch will get your console banned
- June 22, 2018

Nintendo and Microsoft are looking to hype up the angry rift that has grown between console gamers and Sony following its decision to ban Fortnite cross-play and cross-progression. According to SciresM, these measures are extremely strong, and for the time being pretty much guarantee that, short of never connecting your console to the internet, piracy on the Switch isn't going to be possible. (more...)
Apple to utilize RapidSOS to deliver 911 caller-location information to PSAPs Apple to utilize RapidSOS to deliver 911 caller-location information to PSAPs
- June 22, 2018

Software and a data clearinghouse built by NY startup RapidSOS will let 911 centers receive callers' locations. But there's another issue at play here: The more we study iOS 12 and its new features, the more it's becoming clear that Apple is doubling down on privacy as a main differentiator between it and Android P. (more...)
New Audi A1 Sportback Debuts New Audi A1 Sportback Debuts
- June 22, 2018

The display and the air vent strip on the front passenger side are integrated into an area with a black glass look. The Audi A1 Sportback you see in the pictures is significantly bigger than the A1 it replaces. The full details for the new A1 Sportback , as released by Audi , can be found in the document attached below. UPDATE: This article has been updated to include the official presentation video . (more...)
TvOS 12 Beta 2 Now Available for Testing TvOS 12 Beta 2 Now Available for Testing
- June 22, 2018

The user interface to add time limits to apps from the main Screen Time screen has also been changed. The Screen Time feature does not provide any analysis or recommendations, as its goal is to only provide people with data on how much they use their iPhone . (more...)
Verizon Tells Senator it Will Halt Location Data Sales to Brokers Verizon Tells Senator it Will Halt Location Data Sales to Brokers
- June 22, 2018

In a statement to CNNMoney, an AT&T spokesperson said , "Our top priority is to protect our customers' information, and, to that end, we will be ending our work with aggregators for these services as soon as practical in a way that preserves important, potential lifesaving services like emergency roadside assistance". (more...)
Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games
- June 22, 2018

The Steam Summer Sale 2018 is starting today, with huge deals on PC games beginning to drop at 6pm United Kingdom time on June 21. The full list of games that can be won is posted over here . That means that games you added through Humble Bundle and other services are not calculated into the total figure. We're excited for this year's Steam Summer Sale as rumour has it that it is going to be the biggest one ever, with prices across each gaming genre slashed massively. (more...)
Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV Meet Instagram's YouTube Clone: IGTV
- June 22, 2018

It's not available this minute, and you'll be able to consume IGTV from within Instagram , but if you want only IGTV content, it's coming. Users also will have the privilege of receiving notifications from creators they are interested in. (more...)
Nintendo and Disney are creating a show dedicated to the Nintendo Switch
- June 22, 2018

You'll have the opportunity to show off your crazy-good skills by participating in challenges like searching for collectibles in Super Mario Odyssey , competing in head-to-head matches in Mario Tennis Aces , and dancing to your heart's content in Just Dance 2018 . (more...)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, playable in 2 weeks at CEO 2018 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, playable in 2 weeks at CEO 2018
- June 22, 2018

It was discovered when administrators were clearing out the inbox of an email account that is associated to the store, but remains largely unused. The exact wording of the bomb threat was not revealed , but the sender specifically cited the removal of the Super Smash Bros . (more...)
1st LG pure Android phone in the works, report says 1st LG pure Android phone in the works, report says
- June 21, 2018

Therefore, this actually could be the LG Q7 Android One variant slated to be carried by T-Mobile in the US. The code in question actually popped up in the kernal source for the LG Stylo 4 which is expected to launch in the USA on T-Mobile MVNO MetroPCS in the coming days. (more...)
Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes
- June 21, 2018

In response to the ruling, the stocks of several internet retailers, including Amazon, eBay and Wayfair, all dropped. Amazon shares were trading down slightly after the news. The law could yet face legal challenges on other grounds, Kennedy noted. It also likely will lead to many consumers paying more at the online checkout. (more...)
Mobile, Sprint Say 5G-Focused Merger Will Lead to 'Cord Cutting' Mobile, Sprint Say 5G-Focused Merger Will Lead to 'Cord Cutting'
- June 21, 2018

To view the full article, register now. Instead, the agency should focus on the benefits that will be derived from the T-Mobile/Sprint merger, including investments in infrastructure and new networks; how the two companies plan to transition their existing customers into the newly formed entity; the overall economic benefits of the merger; and, how the new company will affect future technology transitions to 5G and beyond. (more...)
Fortnite v4.4 includes Stink Bombs - Patch Notes Fortnite v4.4 includes Stink Bombs - Patch Notes
- June 21, 2018

Without a doubt, players have seen Fortnite steadily progress from the release of its free-to-play Battle Royale portion previous year into a worldwide sensation, with Epic Games continually bringing new content into the multiplayer sandbox survival shooter. (more...)
You won't find loading screens in Cyberpunk 2077 You won't find loading screens in Cyberpunk 2077
- June 21, 2018

Right now, the release window for Cyberpunk 2077 is slated for June of 2019. CD Projekt Red's last major RPG, The Witcher III: Wild Hunt , featured mostly seamless travel. And in a recent interview with Kotaku Splitscreen , CD Projekt Red co-founder Marcin Iwiński opened up about the decisions they had to face in the earlier years of " Cyberpunk 2077 " development. (more...)
AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-Core / 64-Thread CPU details and benchmarks leaked AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-Core / 64-Thread CPU details and benchmarks leaked
- June 20, 2018

AMD is allowing those who received the free Core i7-8086K processor to exchange it for the company's own Threadripper 1950X . In case you missed it, back when Intel officially launched the 40th anniversary Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU , it also announced a sweepstakes, available for residents of the USA, Canada (excluding Quebec), UK, France, Germany, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan and China (excluding Hong Kong), where it will be giving away 8,086 of these processors to lucky winners. (more...)
PUBG Announces Event Pass, Steam Sale PUBG Announces Event Pass, Steam Sale
- June 20, 2018

To celebrate these new milestones, we're putting PUBG on sale on Steam from June 19th (later today!) through July 5th. The Event Pass drops on the next scheduled update for the game on June 22, which also introduces the new map, Sanhok. (more...)
Hands On With 2018 iPhone Mockups Hands On With 2018 iPhone Mockups
- June 20, 2018

The 3D printed iPhone X models were built based on schematics leaked by the Asian supply chain which the source says is what the final build will look like. This comes despite rumours suggesting Apple will offer a triple lens camera on at least one of its new iPhone X models in 2018. However, cases made for the 8 Plus won't work on the iPhone X Plus. (more...)
Bitcoin could overwhelm, break internet if they continue to grow Bitcoin could overwhelm, break internet if they continue to grow
- June 20, 2018

Hyun Song Shin , BIS head of research, said that people hold cryptocurrency only for speculative purposes, as opposed to fiat money which has value because people actually use it. For now, some large organizations like Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and the NY stock exchange, trying to open customers access to this new market, and the Central banks of many countries, including the Commission on securities and stock exchanges of the United States of America, on the contrary refuse digital tokens. (more...)
A PEEK at the new Suzuki Jimny before it properly arrives A PEEK at the new Suzuki Jimny before it properly arrives
- June 20, 2018

The current Suzuki Jimny starts from around £12k, and we don't expect the new Jimny to stray too far from that cheap as chips formula when it arrives in the United Kingdom, probably at the start of 2019 after an official reveal in Japan over the summer. (more...)
Is this the foldable smartphone Samsung never released? Is this the foldable smartphone Samsung never released?
- June 20, 2018

We are just a few months away from the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 , and there are a lot of things we already know about this flagship Samsung smartphone. Till now Samsung has been provided many innovative devices. Apart from that the curved display technology was also first introduced by Samsung. (more...)
This Oppo smartphone will cost you more than iPhone X This Oppo smartphone will cost you more than iPhone X
- June 20, 2018

In fact, you're getting a full 6.42-inch panel running at 2,340 x 1,080 resolution. All that drama would be for naught if the Find X was packing sub-par cameras; happily, on paper at least, that's not the case. The box and charging cable come in striking bright yellow which is inspired from the Aventador. OPPO has included AI in their cameras with the ability to recognise 21 independent scenes, 800 scene combinations, and implement special optimisations for all of them. (more...)
Sony's PlayStation Now may let you download games in the coming months Sony's PlayStation Now may let you download games in the coming months
- June 20, 2018

PlayStation 4 users who had linked their console to their Epic account found that they were unable to log in on their Switch console, meaning their progress and purchases would have to started from scratch if they wanted to use their Switch. (more...)
AMD will trade you a Threadripper 1950X for your Core i7 8086K
- June 20, 2018

Intel could have ignored AMD's backhanded compliment, but where's the fun in that? AMD will be offering USA residents a trade-in deal: give us the i7-8086K that you won, and we'll give you a 16-core Threadripper 1950X in return. Out of a potential 2,086 winners in the United States, only the first 40 to qualify will receive the offer. In case you missed it, back when Intel officially launched the 40th anniversary Core i7-8086K limited edition CPU , it also announced a sweepstakes , ... (more...)
Screen protectors show up for all three expected 2018 iPhones
- June 20, 2018

The report by Forbes attributes this information to iPhone case maker Olixar. The models were possible thanks to leaked "final design" schematics that have appears via the Asian supply chain. The speaker holes are also not in sync at the bottom edge, but keep in mind that this is just a mockup. It's speculated that this LCD model will still be "iPhone X-like" but that it will come equipped with fewer features than the two new models, have an LCD panel rather than an OLED, and will, of ... (more...)
Flipgrid Now Free in Wake of Microsoft Acquisition Flipgrid Now Free in Wake of Microsoft Acquisition
- June 19, 2018

The tool is said to be used by more than 20 million educators, students and families across K-12 and higher education in 180 countries. University of Minnesota professor Charlie Miller designed the system in 2012 to communicate with his students. (more...)
Precise Location Data Leak Found in Google Home and Chromecast Devices Precise Location Data Leak Found in Google Home and Chromecast Devices
- June 19, 2018

Websites can usually obtain a general idea of the user's location through the IP address of the device accessing the website, but this method isn't extremely precise and the privacy of visitors is protected to some extent. Young told PCMag the flaw is perfect for advertisers in search of someone's location. From devices that order our groceries to smart toys that speak to our children, high-tech home gadgets are no longer the stuff of science fiction. (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL Leak Reveals Phone With Single Rear Camera Array Google Pixel 3 XL Leak Reveals Phone With Single Rear Camera Array
- June 19, 2018

The only thing that users will be missing out from the Pixel 3 XL is the lack of optical zoom, but it is not going to be a deal breaker for a lot of customers. Even though the Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL are right around the corner, the Pixel 2 XL is still one of the best Android smartphones now available. (more...)
Fallout 76's beta will launch first on Xbox One
- June 19, 2018

An ironclad will? Average hygiene and an affinity for pre-packaged goods? Beneath the usual disclaimers about age requirements and terms and conditions that apply to the beta, Bethesda answered several questions about the beta and confirmed that it'd be coming to the Xbox One first . (more...)