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Tech Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones
Author: 0 Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones

Apple is even considering adding biometric sensors – like a heart rate monitor – to future models. Alongside the third-generation AirPods , Apple will also apparently be releasing new over-ear headphones after experiencing " development challenges " which pushed the release back from its original late 2018 window.

Tech High Court Tax Ruling Won't Curb Amazon Dominance
Author: 0 High Court Tax Ruling Won't Curb Amazon Dominance

Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. The high court's 5-4 ruling overturns earlier decisions that said retailers couldn't be forced to collect sales taxes in states where they don't have a physical presence.

Tech Instagram unveils IGTV for long-form vertical video
Author: 0 Instagram unveils IGTV for long-form vertical video

Instagram just effectively declared war on YouTube and Snapchat . Instagram reached two major milestones today. Facebook acquired Instagram in April 2012 for a combination of cash and stock worth some $1 billion at the time.

Tech Apple AirPower to arrive in September after design problems are solved
Author: 0 Apple AirPower to arrive in September after design problems are solved

Not only did the product instantly whet the appetite of individuals who wanted something that was capable of charging multiple devices wirelessly at once, but it also upset those who were a little less than enthusiastic with Apple's extremely open for interpretation timescales of release.

Author: 0 Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

EST (6:04 p.m. GMT) on Wednesday. The outlet says that Steam users should expect discounts on games such as Hitman, Assassin's Creed: Origins , Dark Souls 3, Total War: Warhammer 2 and more. What games do you hope see a big discount this year? Want to keep track of deals and buy games on the go? This number will be sure to increase has Valve Corporation plans to launch Steam China, breaking into the largest gaming market worldwide ( just ahead of the United States).

Tech Apple Solves a Problem Locating 911 Calls for Help
Author: 0 Apple Solves a Problem Locating 911 Calls for Help

Eric Gornitsky, dispatch operations supervisor of San Francisco's Department of Emergency Management, said location technology can make the city's 911 call centers more efficient. Not all callers in an emergency know where they are, and some can not verbally communicate their location. Apple was keen to stress that ALL user data will be secure; no data will ever be shared for non-emergency events and only the 911 centers will have access to the information once a call has been made.

Tech Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers
Author: 0 Mobile carriers cut off flow of location data to brokers

The Associated Press reports that the company plans to stop selling location data to third-party companies, such as LocationSmart and Zumigo, which in turn sell that data to dozens of other companies, "as soon as possible". "Verizon deserves credit for taking quick action to protect its customers' privacy and security", Wyden said in a statement at the same time as he published the letters.

Tech Instagram Launches IGTV Video App Featuring Longer-Form Video
Author: 0 Instagram Launches IGTV Video App Featuring Longer-Form Video

Video has also proven a lucrative area for online advertising dollars while more traditional text ads have stagnated. 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.

Tech Microsoft acquires video sharing platform for education
Author: 0 Microsoft acquires video sharing platform for education

Microsoft needs every edge it can to convince schools that its a better education platform. Flipgrid is the place where students go to share ideas and learn together. Financial terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Redmond-based Microsoft Inc. continued its expansion into the educational sector with the acquisition of video discussion platform Flipgrid .

Tech PUBG goes on sale to celebrate 50 million sales
Author: 0 PUBG goes on sale to celebrate 50 million sales

And it announced good news for those thinking of checking it out for the first time: "To celebrate the milestone, PUBG will be discounted for the first time on Steam starting today for a limited time, priced at $19.99, welcoming new fans to join the worldwide gaming phenomenon".

Tech Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style
Author: 0 Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style

The 6.4-inch OLED display is curved just like Samsung's smartphones and the device is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SoC. The Oppo Find X is basically all screen . The three camera sensors are entirely hidden when the phone is off or the camera app is inactive. Another thing that makes the Find X special, aside from its design, is that it will be the first Oppo phone sold in North America and Europe.

Tech Android Messages for web goes live today
Author: 0 Android Messages for web goes live today

The Android Messages web client is now live at messages .android.com, where you'll see a set of instructions and the large QR Code needed to pair your phone . That's a pretty big nail in the coffin for Allo since that was one of the only cool defining features in Google's suite of messaging apps, but great news for normal people that just want to use the default SMS app on their phone.

Tech You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps
Author: 0 You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps

But instead of continuing the process of booking a ride, you now have to tap a button that reads "open app" to schedule the auto. Both Google and Uber have not provided any reason for this change. The company has, however, added a note to its Google Maps support page confirming its decision. On Monday, Android Police was one of the first to notice that Google has updated its online documentation to clarify that the ability to request a ride via Uber within the app has been deactivated.

Tech YouTube's Own Music Streaming Service Goes Live Next Week
Author: 0 YouTube's Own Music Streaming Service Goes Live Next Week

Fortunately, existing Red subscribers will be grandfathered in to the current rate of $9.99 per month. Free users get ad-supported videos, you can't download your favorite songs for playback later, and you can't listen while you do other things on your phone.

Tech This new iOS 12 feature could save your life
Author: 0 This new iOS 12 feature could save your life

The company's Hybridized Emergency Location system (called HELO) launched in 2015 and uses cell towers and data from the phone , such as GPS and Wi-Fi access points, to location users. Apple says iOS location services are capable of exceeding that requirement today, even in "challenging, dense, urban environments". Promisingly, Google's data gave operators an average location estimate radius of 121 feet, compared to the average from carrier data of 522 feet.

Tech OnePlus 6 available via 100+ Croma outlets, starting May 22
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 available via 100+ Croma outlets, starting May 22

The Mirror Black variant is coated with mirror sheen, which gives it the look-and-feel of ceramic. The phone offers " the speed you need ", thanks to many factors such as the 8GB RAM and the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 chipset. What's more, the Honor 10 is capable of real-time object and scene recognition thanks to a semantic imagine segmentation mode. The 6 has 16 and 20-megapixel sensors as its dual rear camera system, combined with another 16-megapixel camera on the front .

Tech Melania Trump says United States should govern 'with heart' on immigration
Author: 0 Melania Trump says United States should govern 'with heart' on immigration

President Donald Trump repeated a false claim in a tweet Saturday that blames Democrats for the policy of separating immigrant parents from their children upon crossing the southern border between the United States and Mexico. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders cited the Bible to defend a border policy that has separated children from their parents. Miller and Marc Short, the White House director of legislative affairs, have argued that immigration legislation is unlikely to pass ...

Tech Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, goes on sale June 24
Author: 0 Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 announced, goes on sale June 24

There is a 13-megapixel rear camera sensor that has an f/1.9 aperture and autofocus capabilities. Features such as a built-in pen and 1-megapixel front-facing camera are returning to the new model, the release noted, maintaining a focus on productivity and taking advantage of the convertible form factor.

Tech Super Smash Bros. Ultimate runs in 60FPS
Author: 0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate runs in 60FPS

Every old character and a handful of new ones are coming to Super Smash Bros . Ultimate is all the rage both within and without the fighting game community right now as Nintendo's biggest and baddest brawler is getting yet another franchise entry.

Tech Apple’s newest employee perk is standing desks
Author: 0 Apple’s newest employee perk is standing desks

Not only do employees get to bask in the surroundings of the lovely, 175-acre complex, but those working in the doughnut-shaped headquarters also get to use standing desks. It also contains numerous trappings of a Silicon Valley office, including a spacious gym and a shuttle bus service. The furniture inside the Apple Park has been meticulously handpicked.

Tech Apple is updating iOS to lock out police iPhone hacking tools
Author: 0 Apple is updating iOS to lock out police iPhone hacking tools

Any device that can crack any iPhone exploits a flaw in the software or hardware. The setting change could also draw criticism from United States law enforcement officials who have been engaged in an on-again, off-again campaign for legislation or other ways to force technology companies to maintain access to users' communications.

Tech Google Maps quick access buttons appear for some users
Author: 0 Google Maps quick access buttons appear for some users

When the Maps app is loaded on an iPad , iPhone, or Mac, a generic error response, "Directions Not Available", appears on screen whenever directions are requested. We can confirm Apple Maps is down in our area as well. Unfortunately, Apple has only just announced its CarPlay platform would open up to third-party navigation and mapping apps with the release of iOS 12 - but that hasn't yet come to pass.

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Author: 0 "Fortnite" Cross Platform Play With Nintendo Switch Blocked By Sony

Unfortunately, Sony is still not feeling the whole "play with others" thing - but many were hoping that the Nintendo Switch reveal would prompt them to join up with all platforms. Despite a barrage of requests to explain the move from Fortnite players and journalists, Sony has refused explain the reasoning behind the move. However, you can only play on the PS4 if you started there - Sony doesn't let the data out to other platforms.