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Google Pixel 3 XL just leaked in an unboxing video

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The display - no size listed - has a resolution of 1440×2960 (shakes fist at notch) with a pixel density of 494pixels per inch. The notch is as deep as we saw on the Essential phone but it's covering a lot more real-estate. There's a large camera sensor in its corner (just one), accompanied by an LED flash, and a round fingerprint scanner in its center. As pointed by a reader over at Android Police , the camera app icon on the homescreen has a dogfood notation implying that this phone could ... Read More »

Google Testing A Censored Search Engine Just For China

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The country's entire internet is effectively "surrounded" by its Great Firewall of China , a joint effort by the state and tech and telecommunications companies to censor the web in accordance with Chinese law. A few years later, Google corrected that error and stopped censoring results in China, leading to the site mostly being blocked by China's Great Firewall. Read More »

NY moves to oust cable provider Spectrum

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As such, the commission concludes that it can no longer allow the company to operate in NY in good faith. "The most critical of these conditions required Charter to expand the company's network. The commission alleges Charter has repeatedly failed to meet deadlines for improving internet speeds and has attempted to skirt obligations to provide high-speed internet to rural communities. Read More »

Fortnite’s in-game purchases have made Epic over $1 billion so far

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According to SuperData Research , Epic Games has ridden the battle royale wave to over $1 billion in Fortnite , and that could be just the beginning. "It represented the first time we've been able to bring together a high concentration of some of Fortnite's most talented players and community creators all in one game". Read More »

Apple gives MacBook Pros a much-needed shot of Coffee Lake

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The new 15-inch MacBook Pro now features a faster more powerful 8th-generation 6 core Intel Core processor, which the company claims can deliver 70 percent faster performance. The smaller MacBook Pro starts at US$1,799 and the larger model at US$2,399. Meanwhile, the 15-inch MacBook Pro with Touch Bar moves from the quad-core CPUs to current-generation six-core i7 and i9 processors . Read More »

Fortnite launches season 5 to its 125 million users

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The battle royale , last-man-standing-style game starts with 100 players parachuting on to an island. All four members of a squad can climb inside, but also work together to enable higher jumps using a well-timed lean. Epic has brought some of them down to earth in the form of Rifts. The center of the 7th, 8th and 9th Storm circles can now shift in random directions instead of just simply shrinking. Read More »

Apple iOS 11.4.1 arrives with USB Restricted Mode

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The feature was created to shield iPhone users against passcode-cracking devices used by law enforcement, essentially immobilizing any attempts at accessing the device after it's been in locked mode for an hour. When you connect the iPhone to a computer, the two devices exchange cryptographic keys and establish trust. As a concession to user convenience, the restrictions on the Lightning port only comes into effect if the Lightning port is not now being used, and the device has not been ... Read More »

Google lets 3rd-party app developers read your emails

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The report further states that not only can the companies developing products and services read users private emails, it also includes all their employees too. It's obvious what Google apps are - things like Chrome and Drive. The Journal highlights two companies that it says engages in this practice. Fatemeh Khatibloo, and analyst at Forrester, said tech companies need to make clear to users what the tradeoff is for receiving services for free. Read More »

Samsung phones are sending photos to random contacts without permission

Although you can now get it for less than £20 per month , we reckon the new tariff dropped by Mobile Phones Direct is now the best value S8 deal on the market. The glitch leaves no trace of shared data in the phone's messaging app . The T-Mobile update seems to be occurring automatically, and many users may not realize their phones have already updated. Read More »

Fortnite is having a special one-time only event on June 30

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While free, there are many opportunities for players to spend money to customize the game with weapons and outfits for their characters. "We're continuing to test our matchmaking service improvements and are still aiming to release the Playground LTM as soon as possible". Read More »

Apple's working on noise-canceling AirPods, over-ear headphones

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Previous reports have claimed the headphones would feature noise cancellation and an all-new design, challenging models now available in the $350 United States dollars to $500 price range. An in-house audio product team is run by Gary Geaves, formerly an engineer from B&W, a maker of speaker systems and headphones. For all the valid criticisms you could level at the HomePod, poor sound quality is certainly not one of them. Read More »

Instagram just declared war on YouTube with a new longform-video app

When you follow people on Instagram and they make IGTV content, it'll show up as a channel that you can consume through both Instagram and IGTV apps. IGTV is not for shooting live video from within the Instagram app: you can only post pre-shot video from your phone , and only vertical video. Read More »

Supreme Court closes online sales tax loophole

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It also impacts Amazon, but only for the goods it sells from third-party merchants. They argue tax-collection software makes it easier for retailers big and small to comply with their tax obligations, which vary widely from state to state, and product to product. Read More »

Fortnite On Switch Has Built-In Voice Chat, No App Required

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Although a specific time of the day has been given for when the Fortnite download will be activated tomorrow on the eShop, we'd surmise that it will happen at 12PM EST tomorrow morning or shortly thereafter. From there, all 100 players will be dropped into the same server, as the teams of two battle to eliminate each other, until the final team is left standing. Read More »

Who's the Spider-Man Game's Mystery Villain?

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It's important to note that while the presser footage debuted the first boss fight in the game, this new footage - taken right out of the E3 floor demo - showcases the first boss fight in actual gameplay footage. Check out all the trailers below, and sound off in the comments about which game you're most excited to play. The villains that have been revealed so far are quite plentiful too , which include Electro , Vulture , Rhino , Scorpion , and Mister Negative . Read More »

Bethesda Officially Announces The Elder Scrolls VI

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The game is merging PvE and PvP modes so you will not only be facing monstrosities created by Nuclear explosions but also other players on your server. You can check out the gameplay trailer above if you want to see The Elder Scrolls: Blades in action. It will eventually be released on PC and consoles as well, with cloud sync so you can pick up and play across all your devices. Read More »

Fallout 76 is entirely online, has dedicated servers, can be played solo

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Plan is to show more at QuakeCon in August. Aside from some free game mode changes available today, Prey will be coming out with two new pieces of DLC. You return to find the town destroyed, and you must rebuild it. Rebuilding the town unlocks new NPCs, quests, and decorations, and you can visit friends' towns as well. Read More »

EA Play 2018: New Origin Access Premiere plan announced

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Origin Access is EA's subscription service for PC users akin to its Xbox service, EA Access. This is an evergreen game and there have been some new changes in the game that you might be interested in. It costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. That'll help keep your hard drive from getting too cluttered, or needing to set aside a night purely for downloading and installing EA's ever-more-massive games. Read More »

Apple, Google Introducing Tools To Help Users Cut Down On Screen Time

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The announcement was made during the 2018 Apple Worldwide Developers Conference ( WWDC ) event in San Jose, California , which also included other new features and updates coming to iOS 12. It does this by compiling the fonts you use, the configuration of your computer and the plug-ins you have installed. When Apple releases the new iOS 12 update, you'll be able to use the group FaceTime feature with up 32 simultaneous participants. Read More »

Facebook gave 60 device makers "deep access" to user data

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In April , Facebook started ending the agreements though a lot of them still remain in effect. And our partnership and engineering teams approved the Facebook experiences these companies built. "This company from what I've seen has disregarded a consent decree and behaved in a way that is inimical to consumers' interest", Vladeck said. At no time did BlackBerry collect or mine the Facebook data of our customers. Read More »

Teens are breaking up with Facebook faster than we thought, says study

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Alongside YouTube , Instagram was the next highest, with the platforming being used by 72 percent of teens. Instagram was the only other site at the time that a majority of teens (52 percent) reported using. It also asked teens to state which social media websites they used and didn't use. The Pew survey found that some 95% of teens now say they have or have access to a smartphone. Read More »

Facebook is removing the the trending news feature next week

Facebook, ever eager avoid the liability that comes with being a publisher, said there was no bias.but nonetheless allowed that it "could not fully exclude the possibility of isolated improper actions or unintentional bias in the implementation of our guidelines or policies". Read More »

Apple Releases iOS 11.4 With Messages in iCloud and AirPlay 2

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You can also control the synced speaker directly from the lock screen of iPhones and iPads and also through Siri. Tap there, and the iOS 11.4 update should be waiting for you to download just by following the onscreen prompts. There is also an advanced beamforming that is claimed to provide wider soundstage than a traditional stereo pair. With AirPlay 2 , they should be able to add other brand speakers to their existing Sonos devices. Read More »

As Europe's Data Law Takes Effect, Watchdogs Go After Tech Companies

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The Los Angeles Times' website can't be accessed in Paris. At a time when several technology companies have come under the scanner for misuse of personal data of users, the new European Union legislation, passed in April 2016, is seen as an attempt by the lawmakers to restrict the powers of the technology companies. Read More »

Donald Trump says North Korea summit could be back on

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North Korea had sharply criticised suggestions by Mr Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, and Vice President Mike Pence that it could share the fate of Libya if it did not swiftly surrender its nuclear arsenal. In the US, Republican Senator Tom Cotton praised President Trump for "seeing through Kim Jong-un's fraud". According to the White House, U.S. officials had become frustrated by North Korea's elusiveness in the run up to the planned summit. Read More »

Pompeo rules out "bad deal" with DPRK in negotiations

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Seated in the Oval Office with Moon, Trump said Kim had not met unspecified "conditions" for the summit. During a meeting with South Korea's President Moon Jae-in on Tuesday , Trump said that discussions about whether to hold the summit were still ongoing. Read More »

It became known as "fakes" found in Facebook

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Responding to calls for transparency after the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal , Facebook yesterday said those closures came on top of blocking millions of attempts to create fake accounts every day. However, messages inciting hatred, the robot can distinguish much more hard - a computer's intelligence does not understand the cultural and contextual features, so in this category, Facebook is largely dependent on staff moderators. Read More »

Android P Wear OS DP2 available now, rolls back controversial change

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We'll be experimenting with the right approach over the coming months. From now on your Google Assistant will be speaking on your behalf, literally. But remember: It's still not polite to put your phone on the dinner table. That Google is recognizing its responsibility is promising. They simply have the potential to host it now. Read More »

Walmart Set to Announce Flipkart Deal Today

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Walmart's investment includes $2 billion in new equity funding , which the companies say will be used to spur Flipkart's growth. Walmart said it plans to fund the deal through a combination of newly-issued debt and cash on hand. Like Amazon, it started as an online bookstore. He served as Flipkart's CEO for nine years before taking on the role of chairman in January 2016. Walmart and Google parent Alphabet Inc will buy up to 75 percent of Flipkart , the two sources familiar ... Read More »

Huawei P20 Pro gets $1099 Australian RRP ahead of May launch

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Does not specify whether in this case it is about optical, digital or a hybrid increase. The iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X have dual-rear cameras . That Apple is considering a triple camera setup is entirely certain, but we are not entirely inclined to believe this report. The third lens on the phone would add 3X Zoom function on the phone for the first time. Read More »

Instagram To Add Music To Posts, Code Reveals

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As TechChrunch report , some code found within Instagram's Android app seems to indicate that the service is about to implement a new feature which will allow users to share their musical activity by way of " music stickers ". Per the screenshot shared by TechCrunch , users will be able to choose from three differently categorised sections under the sticker. With the ability to add music stickers , Instagram Stories could turn an amateur video footage into a more listenable video ... Read More »

Commerce, Cloud Computing Drove Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) Earnings Higher

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The stock decreased 3.57% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $8.1. BABA has 20.68M volume or 14.97% up from normal. It has outperformed by 56.74% the S&P500. Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (NYSE: BABA)'s stock value has moved between $114.03 - 207.33 in last one year. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Friday, August 12. Read More »

The Fortnite Comet Finally Hit

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Updates like Season 4 keep all of those players engaged and give them a new reason to spend money. It is important to remember that you can not simply collect the loot and leave the game, you have to actually participate and get eliminated or win the match before the challenge is applied. Read More »