• Chicago iPhone users will soon automatically share location on 911 calls
Chicago iPhone users will soon automatically share location on 911 calls

Apple is working with a startup called RapidSOS , which specializes in sharing a cell phone's location information to the major programs used by the 6,300 emergency response departments across the US. But outdated systems make it hard for emergency call centres to pinpoint a mobile user's exact location, Apple said in a news release. Getting the...

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  • Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers
Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon Chief Privacy Officer Karen Zacharia said the company would be careful not to disrupt "beneficial services" such as fraud prevention and emergency roadside assistance. "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.

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  • Instagram to Allow Long Form Video Content Using IGTV App
Instagram to Allow Long Form Video Content Using IGTV App

According to TechCrunch , Instagram at an event launched the IGTV app that allow users upload up to an hour-long video, as against the previous one-minute length video post. Instagram is launching a dedicated IGTV app, but the videos that are published for the new platform will also be visible in the standard Instagram app.

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  • Disney and Nintendo are teaming up to create a Switch show
Disney and Nintendo are teaming up to create a Switch show

Nintendo will work with GameTruck to have trucks of Nintendo Switch game demos available in Walmart parking lots across the country from June 23, 2018 until August 19, 2018. It will employ a number of major Switch games for the competition, such as "searching for collectibles in "Super Mario Odyssey , ' competing in head-to-head matchups in 'Mar...

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  • Microsoft rebrands MSN News under Microsoft News brand
Microsoft rebrands MSN News under Microsoft News brand

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. The breaking news alerts is also easier to configure so you receive notifications when needed. The app also gets a redesign, and is available for free download on the App Sto...

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  • Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax
Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax

The 5-4 ruling called the current rules "unsound and incorrect". Thursday's decision in the case of South Dakota vs. Wayfair overturns a 1992 ruling which limited tax collection by retailers for online sales, regardless of the state where a shopper lives or if the company has a physical presence in that state.

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  • Microsoft acquires video-based social learning platform Flipgrid
Microsoft acquires video-based social learning platform Flipgrid

Schools that already have subscriptions will receive prorated refunds , Microsoft said. Flipgrid started when Charles Miller, an associate professor at the University of Minnesota and former co-director of its Learning Technologies Media Lab, was traveling overseas for a research project and wanted to continue class discussions with the 12 g...

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  • AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway
AMD pokes fun at Intel's Core i7-8086K with new giveaway

Our competitor recently kicked off a sweepstakes to celebrate the first 40 years of the x86 processor by giving away 8,086 limited edition processors. Now, AMD is firing back at Intel's celebratory release with a giveaway of its own, but with an interesting twist. If you're wondering which CPU would win, our own tests of the Threadripper 195...

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  • PUBG's third map, Sanhok, will launch this Friday
PUBG's third map, Sanhok, will launch this Friday

To celebrate these new milestones, we're putting PUBG on sale on Steam from June 19th (later today!) through July 5th. PUBG Corp. further elaborated that over 87 million users play the game every day on all platforms too. The free tier is for players to experience what it means to unlock additional content without spending money. Alongside, ...

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  • Screen protectors show up for all three expected 2018 iPhones
Screen protectors show up for all three expected 2018 iPhones

Alleged schematics for the iPhone 9. While the rear camera on the dummy device was slightly misaligned, the Japanese news site was able to successfully use an iPhone X case on the mockup unit. It is also 0.35 mm thicker and, as such, shouldn't fit in current iPhone 8 Plus cases. However, if the iPhone XI Plus really does manage to sell signific...

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  • Bitcoin price (BTC/USD) gyrates within tight range, as BIS criticises crypto
Bitcoin price (BTC/USD) gyrates within tight range, as BIS criticises crypto

Today's cryptocurrencies become more cumbersome to use as the number of users increases, suggest the BIS , in contrast to conventional money, which works better the more people use it and trust it. The report also cites the tendency of networks becoming congested as a particular cryptocurrency grows in value. Headquartered in Switzerland , ...

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  • Auto News: New Generation Suzuki Jimny To Debut In Japan Next Month
Auto News: New Generation Suzuki Jimny To Debut In Japan Next Month

The Jimny has become a legend in its own lifetime - loved by customers around the world since the birth of its first model in 1970. "We can still not confirm whether New Jimny will be available for the Australian market". The five-slat front grille and round headlamps are still intact while the wheel arches have received plastic claddings. The ...

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  • Samsungs canceled foldable smartphone shows up in leaked images
Samsungs canceled foldable smartphone shows up in leaked images

The feature, initially present in previous versions of the app, was removed with the Samsung Experience 9.0 ( Android Oreo 8.0) update. Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was previously rumoured to debut with an as large as 512GB of storage option.

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  • OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge
OPPO Find X: Taking smartphone technology right to the edge

Secondly, it has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent, meaning it's yet another almost bezel-less phone. When the pop-up tray is hidden, none of these cameras are exposed and they only come up when the camera is accessed in the phone and that's when the top center section of the screen is raised by an internal motor.

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  • Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak [Fix Incoming]
Google Home and Chromecast GPS location leak [Fix Incoming]

Google's update will fix this issue, but who knows what other nasty surprises could lurk in your nearest smart home device? From there, the malicious site can get a list of the Wi-Fi networks that a Google Home or Chromecast devices "sees", and use Google Maps' hotspot-triangulation function to determine where on Earth the Google devic...

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  • Sony debuts PlayStation Hits catalog with games priced at just $19.99
Sony debuts PlayStation Hits catalog with games priced at just $19.99

According to a former Sony developer, the company's stance on this matter isn't all that surprising. It will be limited to PlayStation 4 titles for now, at least at first, but it will allow players to download titles they'd like to play later instead of having to stream them all.

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  • AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-core monster detailed in leak
AMD Threadripper 2990X 32-core monster detailed in leak

In the numbers game, AMD might have Intel pipped. Instead, it offered up a humorous response, telling AMD it could have just asked if it wanted a Core i7-8086K so badly. Out of a potential 2,086 winners in the United States, only the first 40 to qualify will receive the offer. "That's why we're giving 40 performance-hungry enthusiasts in the U.S....

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  • Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset
Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset

These two will carry OLED displays and undoubtedly a hefty price tag, especially the 6.5-inch model which is rumored to have a new triple camera setup to enhance the AR capabilities. Take a look below for more details. Finally, a 6.0-inch LCD iPhone mockup is shown that measures 150.91 mm high, 75.72 mm wide and 8.47 mm thick. The accessories mak...

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  • The Fallout 76 Beta Will Be Xbox One Exclusive To Begin With
The Fallout 76 Beta Will Be Xbox One Exclusive To Begin With

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 . Or will you be waiting for the next single-player Fallout game instead? This means that some of the classic content might not be on sho...

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  • Oppo Find X launches at Louvre in Paris tonight
Oppo Find X launches at Louvre in Paris tonight

The Find X is the first premium phone from the company after the Find 7 device, which was released in 2014. The phone will be powered by a 3,730mAh battery that will support OPPO's proprietary fast charging technology SuperVOOC. To open up the phone to snap shots, you'll simply open the camera app or any app that has been granted access to the ...

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