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Tech Telltale Games is finally replacing its decade-old engine
Author: 0 Telltale Games is finally replacing its decade-old engine

Layoffs followed the management change and a few weeks ago Bruner even sued his old company . Last month , Telltale announced that The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 is delayed due to issues in the developmental process. After creating games based on famous franchises like The Walking Dead , Batman, Minecraft , Game of Thrones , Guardians of the Galaxy , and Jurassic Park - all based on the same game engine - it's finally time for developer Telltale Games to move onto something brand ...

Tech Koh YEAH! Apple and Samsung finally settle iPhone patent spat
Author: 0 Koh YEAH! Apple and Samsung finally settle iPhone patent spat

Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a U.S. court filing Wednesday. In December 2016, the court sided unanimously with Samsung's argument that a patent violator does not have to hand over the entire profit it made from stolen designs if those designs covered only certain portions of a product but not the entire object.

Tech Facebook drops drone-based broadband project
Author: 0 Facebook drops drone-based broadband project

As we've worked on these efforts, it's been exciting to see leading companies in the aerospace industry start investing in this technology too - including the design and construction of new high-altitude aircraft. According to Facebook, its Aquila work has been a process of trial and error, one that launched with little competition and required starting from scratch.

Tech Instagram Debuts New Longform Video Service IGTV
Author: 0 Instagram Debuts New Longform Video Service IGTV

Jitendra found that Instagram is growing faster than its parent company: Facebook , and in the next 2 years, more than 2 billion users will be on Instagram . However, as the recent trends show, the app could actually be keeping Facebook afloat. With over 2.2 billon users, Facebook is popular from Alaska to Zanzibar.

Tech Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids
Author: 0 Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids

T-Mobile FamilyMode is an app and hardware device combo described as a parent's digital ally. Once the devices are chosen, parents can then set internet limits, filter inappropriate content, and choose which apps or sites their child has access to.Parents can reward their kids with bonus screen time through the app as well.

Tech Microsoft may roll-out Adblock Plus-integrated Edge
Author: 0 Microsoft may roll-out Adblock Plus-integrated Edge

And its good to know that the higher that percentage, the more the company retains on each dollar of sales, to service its other costs and the debt obligations, and Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)'s gross margin stands at 64.20%. Google introduced a form of ad blocking in Chrome earlier this year - an effort that purports to scrub the most annoying ads - and Mozilla has laid out a timetable for its own stab at deleting ads that will reach users in September or October.

Tech States set to gain billions in sales taxes after court ruling
Author: 0 States set to gain billions in sales taxes after court ruling

Last November, the federal Government Accountability Office estimated that states could have collected between $8.5 billion and $13.4 billion in sales taxes in 2017 if they had expanded taxing authority. After states and traditional retailers have grumbled about this situation for years, South Dakota finally made a decision to do something to change it.

Tech Nokia 3.1 arrives in the United States
Author: 0 Nokia 3.1 arrives in the United States

HMD has confirmed that several Nokia phones will receive facial recognition functionality in the next few months. Premium handsets from almost all smartphone manufacturers these days are equipped with the Face Unlock feature to offer better authentication capabilities and also safeguard the confidential data stored in smartphones.

Tech Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more
Author: 0 Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more

You can now video chat in Instagram Direct , either with one person or a group. Blocked people won't be able to video chat you, and it's possible to mute specific persons in order not to receive notifications from them. When you tap on a topic such as art, travel, or fashion, you will see a curated list of different posts and hashtags that you might want to check out.

Tech Taxes and tariffs throw online processors for a loop
Author: 0 Taxes and tariffs throw online processors for a loop

Today's fun IRS tip: You're actually supposed to calculate your sales tax for online purchases and send that into your state's government. Since 1992, brick-and-mortar stores have faced a crushing disadvantage because they were adding sales tax to the cost of their items while many online retailers were not.

Tech Aston Martin's Gorgeous 2019 DBS Superleggera Leaks Early With 715 Horsepower
Author: 0 Aston Martin's Gorgeous 2019 DBS Superleggera Leaks Early With 715 Horsepower

Aston Martin Power comes from an in-house developed 5.2-liter twin-turbocharged V-12 and registers at a peak 715 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque , with the latter arriving at just 1,800 rpm. For safer high speed driving, lightweight alloy wheels replaced the dated wire items on the previous auto, while ventilated disc brakes kept the extra power in check; a good thing given that at launch the V8 DBS became the fastest four-seater production vehicle in the world.

Tech Google Chrome on Android can Now Auto-Download Articles for Offline Reading
Author: 0 Google Chrome on Android can Now Auto-Download Articles for Offline Reading

The interesting point to note is that if you are signed into Chrome, you will be able to access relevant articles based on browsing history. Boss added that users can access the download content even without Internet connectivity. Where The Feature Will Be Available? Google didn't say how long Chrome will store these articles or how many it'll download at a time - which may be a concern in case you're low on phone storage.

Tech Nintendo Labo is now compatible with Mario Kart 8
Author: 0 Nintendo Labo is now compatible with Mario Kart 8

The winners of each category will receive that frickin' incredible cardboard-themed Switch system, and finalists will get a rad set of cardboard-themed Joy-Cons. When racing, turning the handlebars changes direction, twisting the right handlebar accelerates, and the various Joy-Con buttons are used for items, brakes and drifting.

Tech Surface Phone and HoloLens v2 may be powered by Snapdragon 1000
Author: 0 Surface Phone and HoloLens v2 may be powered by Snapdragon 1000

Qualcomm has been pushing into the PC processor market over the past few months by teaming up with Microsoft on the Always Connected program. While the first Windows 10 on ARM laptops are powered by the Snapdragon 835 SoC, Qualcomm recently announced the Snapdragon 850 mobile compute platform specially intended for Windows 10 base laptops.

Tech Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record

Two-time champion Rhys Millen launched up the mountain in 10:49.9, climbing almost 5,000 vertical feet and 12.42 miles with 156 corners at an average speed of 66.5 mph. Inside the vehicle, a Mulliner Design Colour Split marries Key Lime accents with Beluga leather, with Alcantara inserts to the seats and doors. Inside the Pikes Peak Bentayga, Key Lime accents mesh with Beluga leather, Alcantara, and an Eliade cloth headliner.

Tech What to know about Apple’s iOS 12 beta
Author: 0 What to know about Apple’s iOS 12 beta

Whether or not you should install the iOS 12 public beta is up to you, but I've been running the developer beta since its release and have had few issues overall. The public beta will be supported on all iPhone , iPad , and iPad Touch models that can now run iOS 11. What's new in iOS 12? Some of the top new features in iOS 12 include grouped notifications, new digital health tools such as Screen Time , a brand new Measure app, new apps and gestures on the iPad , Siri ...

Tech Samsung To Launch Bezel-Less, Dual Screen Galaxy Smartphone
Author: 0 Samsung To Launch Bezel-Less, Dual Screen Galaxy Smartphone

Now one of the most popular phones in the world - with the Galaxy S9 having launched globally to great acclaim in an attempt to recapture the top spot from Apple's iPhone - The India Times reports that Samsung is positioned to make some big moves.

Tech Apple plans new, improved AirPods, HomePod and over-ear headphones
Author: 0 Apple plans new, improved AirPods, HomePod and over-ear headphones

Apple could launch a pair of over-ear headphones as soon as 2019, according to a report from Bloomberg citing people familiar with the matter. The headphones are also expected to carry the Apple branding, though there's no official name for the product yet since it remains unconfirmed.

Tech Apple debunks researcher’s brute force iPhone passcode hack
Author: 0 Apple debunks researcher’s brute force iPhone passcode hack

ZDNet has published a unique method of Matthew Hickey , speaking in detail about how to lock your iPhone and how to get around. "The [passcodes] don't always go to the [secure enclave processor] in some instances - due to pocket dialing [or] overly fast inputs - so although it "looks" like pins are being tested they aren't always sent and so they don't count, the devices register less counts than visible", he said.

Tech Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts
Author: 0 Security researcher bypasses iPhone's limit on passcode attempts

When the locked iPhone is plugged in, a hacker can use keyboard inputs to enter passcodes and an interrupt request is triggered, which takes priority over everything else, even the erase security in this case. How secure are iOS devices? It didn't say what exactly was wrong with it, but it's possible it noticed the same limitation which Hickey found out about afterward.

Tech Xiaomi Launches Mi Pad 4, Redmi 6 Pro
Author: 0 Xiaomi Launches Mi Pad 4, Redmi 6 Pro

Xiaomi even released an LTE variant of the tablet which is priced slightly higher than the Wi-Fi variant. The real question is whether Android tablets still make sense in 2018. To stay connected on the go, the Mi Pad 4 also comes with a 4G LTE version that supports both TDD-LTE and FDD-LTE bands. All the variants come with a microSD slot for expandable storage.

Tech Bethesda Files Lawsuit Against Warner Bros
Author: 0 Bethesda Files Lawsuit Against Warner Bros

Fallout Shelter was released three years ago on mobile formats and was later ported to the PlayStation 4 , PC, Switch, and Xbox One . "Warner Bros. The lawsuit that Behaviour further breached a contract with Bethesda by using restricted access to Bethesda's intellectual property, such as copyrighted code, trade secrets, and other rights.

Tech Pokemon Go's Trading Feature is Live....But Only for Level 40 Players
Author: 0 Pokemon Go's Trading Feature is Live....But Only for Level 40 Players

The friends feature, which will let Pokemon GO players add people to their friends list for various rewards, is now live in the game for level 40 players. Each trade with a friend will cost you both an equal amount of stardust. "It's easy to imagine someone spoofing back and forth around the world to farm rare Pokémon as they pop up, slinging them on eBay (or wherever) for a few bucks a pop, and just spoofing to an agreed location to initiate a trade".

Tech Online sales tax ruling could add $150 million to Minnesota’s coffers
Author: 0 Online sales tax ruling could add $150 million to Minnesota’s coffers

Prior to the ruling , if you lived in NY and bought a TV from a retailer like Newegg - which has no physical stores in NY state - you wouldn't have to pay sales tax on your purchase. That was due to an outdated Supreme Court decision on sales tax collection. He explained, "There are a small handful of states that may, in pretty short order, announce that they are enforcing existing economic nexus standards which, under the law, took effect immediately upon the Supreme Court Decision ...

Tech No Plans to Support VR on Xbox Consoles
Author: 0 No Plans to Support VR on Xbox Consoles

According to Nichols, the company believes that VR is still better suited for the PC rather than the Xbox One , due to the former being a more open platform that has more companies investing in VR for. A lot of Xbox fans also had high hopes for VR to be available for the Xbox One X console since Microsoft also partnered with Oculus to bring Xbox controller support for the Oculus Rift.

Tech Steam Summer Sale 2018 Is Now Live
Author: 0 Steam Summer Sale 2018 Is Now Live

The 2018 Steam Summer Sale is underway right now, with plenty of sales to dig into and spend all that hard-earned cash on. Dubbed "The Intergalactic Summer Sale ", this year's sale runs from June 21 to July 5 . Fallout and Sonic are both having franchise sales. Among the developers and publishers is Stardock, which recently celebrated its 25 anniversary but if you missed the sale they were holding to mark the occasion, many of their games are on sale again now.

Tech Algeria turns off internet for high school exams
Author: 0 Algeria turns off internet for high school exams

This will continue till June 25. Nouria Benghabrit, the Minister of Education in Algeria, said in a statement to Annahar newspaper that during the entire period of exams, social media generally and Facebook specifically will be blocked across the country.

Tech Epic Games wants to evolve Fortnite's current meta, especially in the endgame
Author: 0 Epic Games wants to evolve Fortnite's current meta, especially in the endgame

Fortnite is constantly evolving. Fake Android versions of the best-selling game Fortnite have been spreading online, despite the fact that the game is not now available on Google's mobile operating system. This app is found on Google Play, and is a legitimate safe programme. The truth, however, is there a lot of apps that can be downloaded on Android and can also be downloaded on iOS and in fact, there are some apps that are exclusively for iOS that work a lot better and have more ...

Author: 0 How Supreme Court tax ruling could affect states, small businesses - and you

Seattle-based Avalara helps companies comply with sales tax laws throughout the USA and the world using automation software. In fact, 52 percent of the state's general-fund revenue - which pays for schools, prisons and social services, among other programs - comes from retail sales and use taxes, according to a 2016 report .

Tech Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes
Author: 0 Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes

Apparently, the switches are so delicate that the mere presence of dust can force them to fail. In a post made on its Support section today, Apple admitted issues with its MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards that users have reported for years.

Tech Google's Measure app now works on all ARCore-supported devices
Author: 0 Google's Measure app now works on all ARCore-supported devices

Just like on Tango, there's a significant margin of error in the measurements, but the new app at least lists the accuracy range right below the measurement. Surfaces will be highlighted with a grid of dots, with users able to adjust the ends of the selected tool to fine tune what's being recorded. Upon starting the application, users will be walked through a calibration process for the app, after which they can then attempt to measure items at their leisure by walking around an object.

Tech 'The EU has made a leap forward': IMPALA welcomes copyright reform vote
Author: 0 'The EU has made a leap forward': IMPALA welcomes copyright reform vote

That vote will be held during a plenary session on 4 July. Artists and content creators have welcomed the measures - they feel existing rules do not adequately protect their rights. While their advocates claim they will help make sure creatives get paid, in reality they will mainly end up blocking legitimate and harmless creations like memes and parodies, and kill off European platforms and startups who can't afford to comply.

Tech Apple's AirPower charger set to launch in September following 'technical challenges'
Author: 0 Apple's AirPower charger set to launch in September following 'technical challenges'

It runs a stripped down version of the iOS operating system allowing it to communicate with iPhone , iPad, and Apple Watch hardware and work as much more than a relatively simple wireless charger which conforms to the Qi protocol. Then it will kill off all the ports to the phone and make it entirely wireless. A year later, the HomePod was announced in June 2017 for release in December of that year.

Tech Supreme Court Rules All Online Purchases Can Be Subject to Sales Tax
Author: 0 Supreme Court Rules All Online Purchases Can Be Subject to Sales Tax

Oklahoma sales tax collections should make a significant jump thanks to a decision issued Thursday by the U.S. Supreme Court. USA Today points out that most of the top 20 e-commerce sellers already collect sales taxes in most states because they have warehouses or local showrooms there or because state laws can successfully reach them.