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Author: 0 Microsoft No Longer Plans to Bring VR to the Xbox One

Nichols clarified that Microsoft was rather focusing on VR development on PC, and saw mobile as a "good scenario" for mixed or augmented reality. According to Nichols, it seems like Microsoft may be sticking to this PC gaming territory for awhile.

Tech Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties
Author: 0 Verizon to stop selling phone location data to third parties

Verizon said about 75 third parties have obtained its location data from the two little-known California companies it is cutting off. Verizon was the first company to say it was looking into any possible abuse, stating in a letter to Wyden that though there can be good reasons for location detection such as spotting fraud, this entails user consent.

Tech Supreme Court sides with online sales tax
Author: 0 Supreme Court sides with online sales tax

To tease all this out, we need to go back to 1967 , when the Supreme Court first set what was known as the "physical presence" standard in its Bellas Hess decision. The rule, later approved by lawmakers here as part of an "omnibus" package of dozens of rules and regulations issued by various state agencies, has been held in abeyance pending the high court's decision.

Tech You can’t hail an Uber via Google Maps anymore
Author: 0 You can’t hail an Uber via Google Maps anymore

Google Maps giveth and now it has taketh away a handy Uber feature that had let you book rides without leaving the app. The feature was earlier removed from the Google Maps iOS app and now appears to be the same for Android users. It is not clear why Google and Uber which company took the decision to shut it down. However, in order to complete the booking, the Maps app will now open the Uber app.

Tech Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip
Author: 0 Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip

Nintendo is promoting the new cross platform update for Minecraft on the Switch by highlighting the Xbox One . The issue which infuriated players for its lack of inclusiveness and blocking of a feature that is prevalent on every other platform sent fans into a frenzy on social media, Xbox and Nintendo's new Better Together video seems to add fuel to that fire.

Author: 0 The Steam Summer Sale just launched

Steam Summer sales tend to land around the same time each yeah, with the 2017 discount season kicking off on June 22 and the 2016 one beginning on June 23. Want to keep track of deals and buy games on the go? Elsewhere, you can pick up The Brookhaven Experiment for only $4.99 (75 percent off the original $19.99 asking price) and score discounts of up to 85 percent on select Sonic games .

Tech Apple’s iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911
Author: 0 Apple’s iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911

User location data can not be shared for non-emergency purposes, and only the 911 center will have access to the location during the call itself. However, Apple said that with the new feature, "user data can not be used for any non-emergency objective and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call".

Tech AT&T, Verizon To End Sale Of Location Data To Third Parties 06/20/2018
Author: 0 AT&T, Verizon To End Sale Of Location Data To Third Parties 06/20/2018

Ron Wyden , an Oregon Democrat who has been probing the phone location-tracking market. AT&T and Verizon now say they will stop selling data to these third-party brokers. "I don't believe that there is anything consumers can do to opt-out of having their location data shared with third-parties like LocationSmart", said Stephanie Lacambra, staff attorney at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, in an email.

Author: 0 " Archive " Disney, Nintendo partner for eSports competition

According to Business Insider , the upcoming show will be titled "Nintendo Switch Family Showdown " and will bring four families together to compete with eachother in a selection of Nintendo Switch games. Families will be performing specific tasks in each game, like searching for collectibles in Mario Odyssey , winning a match in Mario Tennis Aces , or performing a dance off in, you guessed it, Just Dance 2018 .

Tech Microsoft News launches for Android and iOS, uses AI to recommend stories
Author: 0 Microsoft News launches for Android and iOS, uses AI to recommend stories

In classic Microsoft fashion, it took the developers only four years to realise that that Microsoft News is in dire need of repairs. Under the hood, however, Microsoft News represents the company's efforts in consolidating its various tools and services aimed at promulgating, aggregating and curating news.

Author: 0 States can now force you to pay online sales tax

States have argued that they are missing out on a serious chunk of revenue, while brick-and-mortar retailers say they are at a disadvantage compared with e-commerce companies because they have to charge sales tax at the time of purchase. "Rejecting the physical presence rule is necessary to ensure that artificial competitive advantages are not created by this court's precedents", Kennedy said.

Tech Microsoft Snaps Up Flipgrid Video-Based Learning Platform
Author: 0 Microsoft Snaps Up Flipgrid Video-Based Learning Platform

The acquisition comes almost two years after Microsoft announced a partnership with Flipgrid . The company has faced greater competition in the education sector from Google and Apple in recent years, a time Chromebooks have dominated the environment in US schools.

Tech PUBG on Discount for the First Time; Introduces Event Pass
Author: 0 PUBG on Discount for the First Time; Introduces Event Pass

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has scored some pretty impressive numbers in its lifetime. PUBG has reached a truly mind blowing milestone, with the developer announcing the Battle Royale phenomenon has sold over 50 million copies, and is home to over 400 million players.

Tech Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is
Author: 0 Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is "All About Money"

Speaking on their Twitter account , John Smedley, a former head of Sony Online Entertainment, recalls his time at the top and remembers the very simple reasoning why crossplay wasn't ever a consideration for the PlayStation brand. "Dumb reason, but there it is". Sony today announced its new PlayStation Hits line, which include budget-priced re-releases of some of PlayStation 4's bestselling games.

Tech New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018’s New iPhones Might Look Like
Author: 0 New Hands-on Video Shows What 2018’s New iPhones Might Look Like

Apple is expected to release three iPhones in the same style as the iPhone X later this year, and one of them is expected to rise from the pack, literally and figuratively. One other factor that may affect these numbers is some rumblings that the LCD iPhone production ramp is delayed compared to the OLED models. A dummy of the so-called iPhone X Plus , which is rumored to pack a 6.5-inch OLED display, was also shown off in Mac Otakara's video.

Tech Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims
Author: 0 Halt the Internet? BIS Report Critiques Blockchain and DLT Claims

The BIS said bitcoin and similar cryptocurrencies have "a range of shortcomings" that prevent them from becoming usable government-backed currencies. "Theoretical analysis suggests that coordination on how the ledger is updated could break down at any time , resulting in a complete loss of value ".

Tech New Suzuki Jimny rendered as a convertible model
Author: 0 New Suzuki Jimny rendered as a convertible model

Regardless of Suzuki's decision, X-Tomi Design has chose to propose a design for the convertible Jimny. The boxy, upright design of the old Jimny has been carried over to the new model along, with tough plastic wheel arch claddings and a tailgate-mounted full size spare wheel.

Tech Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know
Author: 0 Oppo Find X: Everything you need to know

As mentioned above the Oppo Find X will come with a 6.4-inch display , using an OLED panel and coming with a Full HD resolution. As far as internals, the unit will be powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor , pack 8GB RAM , have 256GB of internal storage , and a 3,730mAh battery .

Author: 0 Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise

The Bell report says Apple has ordered more screen panels for the X Plus than any other model. The report notes that these forecasts are always subject to change, Apple obviously adjusts orders in response to customer demand. The report also cites that the LCD iPhone's production has been delayed since the panel suppliers are facing issues with its yield. As rumoured there will be a new iPhone X with the same 5.8-inch OLED display as the current model.

Author: 0 Fallout 76's Beta Will Come to Xbox One First

Here's what we still don't know: when the beta begins and the gap between the Xbox One beta launch and other platforms such as the PC or PlayStation 4. While we did get a peek at Fallout 76 during Microsoft's E3 conference, the full extent of the deal between Bethesda and Microsoft wasn't touched on.

Tech Oppo Find X goes official with a pop-up slider with three cameras
Author: 0 Oppo Find X goes official with a pop-up slider with three cameras

However, some companies, like Vivo, are trying to whittle down those bezels and not compromise with a notch . The device sports a curved body with glass on both sides, which are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The Playfuldroid report recently leaked that the Find X will feature a dual-camera setup, comprising a 16MP primary and a 20MP secondary camera.

Tech Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off
Author: 0 Best Buy offers the Pixel 2 XL for $400 off

Last year's Pixel 2 XL only had a single rear camera sensor, and when it launched, it was rated the best smartphone camera on the market by DxOMark, stumping even Apple's and Samsung's best dual-sensor setups. Flipkart is presently offering hefty discounts on electronics with its 'Super Value Week.' While many popular smartphones are falling into the category of the discounted products, Google's 2017 flagship, the Pixel 2, is one such offer that appears to be a steal.

Tech One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo
Author: 0 One dead and four injured after gunman opens fire in Malmo

Investigators suggest that automatic weapons were used, and are searching for a dark vehicle that was seen leaving the scene at high speed, Aftonbladet reports. Several others were wounded in the centre of the city on Monday evening when at least one attacker opened fire as people left the cafe, a short distance from a police station.

Tech Apple fined RM26 million in Australia for false iPhone claims
Author: 0 Apple fined RM26 million in Australia for false iPhone claims

The problems occurred after Apple released its iOS 9.2.1 mobile operating system, which contained a factory test meant to verify the Touch ID fingerprint authentication scanner on a device was genuine. It has also said it will provide new devices as replacements for iPhones and iPads that have suffered a major failure, rather than refurbished ones.

Tech Google makes App Maker generally available
Author: 0 Google makes App Maker generally available

App Maker is created to help professional developers and business professionals who don't necessarily have a formal coding background, including business analysts and system administrators, build applications without necessarily requiring help from IT.

Tech Pokémon Go: Friendship and Trading are coming soon!
Author: 0 Pokémon Go: Friendship and Trading are coming soon!

Sending gifts or going to a raid or Gym battle with them grows the Friendship Level that unlocks bonuses when playing together. This limitation makes a lot of sense, as it should hopefully prevent opportunistic players from offering to meet up with strangers to sell on their rare Pokemon .

Tech You Can Now Send Messages on Your Android Phone From the Web
Author: 0 You Can Now Send Messages on Your Android Phone From the Web

Select " Messages for web" in the menu of the mobile app. Google is rolling out the promised web client for Android Messages. Working in a similar fashion to the web version of its own Allo messaging service, users can now visit the Android Messages website to generate a unique QR code which will eventually be linked to the Messages app on their handset.

Tech Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings
Author: 0 Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings

Fortunately, that feature's not going anywhere.However, the ability to book trips with Uber from within Maps, which Google introduced in January 2017 , is. By pulling the plug on it, Uber is relegated to the same footing as other ridesharing services, like Lyft and Gett. A person looking for directions in a new city will very often require a cab to get to his destination.

Tech YouTube’s New Music Subscription Service Costs $9.99/Month
Author: 0 YouTube’s New Music Subscription Service Costs $9.99/Month

Subscribers to Google Play Music will be transitioned to the new YouTube Music service as it rolls out but it is lacking in some ways. YouTube Premium is rolling out initially to the US, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, South Korea and coming soon to Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Norway, Russia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom.

Tech Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders
Author: 0 Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders

The feature will share iPhone location data with 911 first responders later this year, enabling quicker discovery of imperiled people and reduced response times. "Communities rely on 911 centers in an emergency, and we believe they should have the best available technology at their disposal". "When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance".

Author: 0 YouTube Music Officially Available to All Today, YouTube Premium Too

Google is also launching YouTube Premium today which brings no ads, background playback, and offline downloading to all videos and content on YouTube, as well as provides access to YouTube Originals content . Youtube have just launched two new streaming services - with Youtube Music and Youtube Premium available now in the United Kingdom and 16 other countries.

Tech OxygenOS 5.1.7 update fixes bootloader security issue in OnePlus 6
Author: 0 OxygenOS 5.1.7 update fixes bootloader security issue in OnePlus 6

The bootloader bug is discovered recently, we have also reported you about this. OxygenOS 5.1.7 is now rolling out to the OnePlus 6 over the air. The update is slowly rolling out in all the countries, but it will take some time to reach your smartphone. That's because some OnePlus 6 users in India ran into stability problems with OxygenOS 5.1.6, so OnePlus has paused that update and is working to address the stability issues with an update to OxygenOS 5.1.8.

Tech OnePlus 6 Sale Today: Where To Buy, Launch Offers And More
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 Sale Today: Where To Buy, Launch Offers And More

The base one will include 4GB of RAM + 64GB of storage, while the more advanced one will ship with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage (in select markets). The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845 processor . Its fans will apparently contribute to fuel the company's steady growth, and also, OnePlus needs to bring about a slight change in its plight if it wants its device to capture a broader crowd.

Tech United States housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border
Author: 0 United States housing migrant children in tents at Mexico border

Grisham's comments marked a rare public statement from Trump, who has largely shied away from the spotlight since her husband took office and has generally avoided commenting on policy. False. A bipartisan 2008 law merely gave the government flexibility in processing border-crossing immigrants". "Right now, we are in a circumstance where either we choose to enforce the law or we choose to ignore it", a DHS official said.