• Google Home and Chromecast device now offline
Google Home and Chromecast device now offline

As early as 2:30am EST, users on the Chromecast Help Forum had noticed that the Chromecast icon had disappeared on streaming services like Netflix, HBO and YouTube. If you're still experiencing an issue after rebooting, contact us at Google Home Support . Currently, there's no public interface showing problems for Google Home or Google Chro...

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  • Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets Its First Major Upgrade in 14 Years
Wi-Fi Security Finally Gets Its First Major Upgrade in 14 Years

Another big move is the introduction of Easy Connect , a new system which makes it easy to hook up devices that have a limited display (or perhaps none at all) to your Wi-Fi network. Now, all that remains is that device vendors incorporate them in new products at their earliest convenience. It's meant to prevent malicious third parties from spying...

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  • Apple and Samsung’s 7-year patent battle ends with a yawn
Apple and Samsung’s 7-year patent battle ends with a yawn

The case had been set to make yet another appearance in Koh's Northern California District Court to settle yet another pack of Apple infringement claims and Samsung counterclaims. "This case has always been about more than money", the statement read. "It is important that we continue to protect the hard work and innovation of so many people at Ap...

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  • Telltale Games Is Replacing Its Outdated Engine
Telltale Games Is Replacing Its Outdated Engine

Telltale Games will switch to the Unity engine. The Final Season will be the last game used by the developer using the Telltale Tool engine and future games will be using the Unity engine instead, which is considered to be an industry standard.

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  • Facebook Is Scrapping The Aquila Internet Delivery Drone Project
Facebook Is Scrapping The Aquila Internet Delivery Drone Project

Facebook has ended its attempt to bring internet connectivity to the entire world through autonomous drones. Social media giant Facebook, which makes the bulk of its money by providing advertisers with access to rich targeting data on its users, has a problem common to companies of its size: Its growth has slowed, thanks in no small part to the...

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  • Instagram’s worth over $100 billion
Instagram’s worth over $100 billion

Bloomberg Intelligence analyst Jitendra Waral wrote in a report on Monday that the app is likely to take the revenue past $10 billion in the next 12 months. Instagram could account for 16 per cent of Facebook's revenue over the next year, up from 10.6 per cent in 2017. With the launch of IGTV , Instagram has its sights set on being the premi...

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  • Mobile intros FamilyMode to help parents better control child smartphone usage
Mobile intros FamilyMode to help parents better control child smartphone usage

You then pay $10/mo for access to the FamilyMode app. The latter is where users can control their kids' phones and various devices connected to their home's WiFi. The service lets parents track kids' locations, monitor and impose limits on mobile data, filter content, and even grant additional "reward" data. T-Mobile also seems very excited about...

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  • Microsoft integrates 'Adblock Plus' into Edge for Android beta users
Microsoft integrates 'Adblock Plus' into Edge for Android beta users

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%. Having recently appeared, especially on Android tablets where it only appeared in March, Edge may face a sudden incr...

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  • Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Sales Tax Fairness
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Sales Tax Fairness

Customers were generally responsible for paying the sales tax to the state themselves if they weren't charged it, but most didn't realize they owed it and few paid. "Over 10,000 jurisdictions levy sales taxes, each with [different rules ]". That software, too, can be an added cost. While the decision does not significantly change the fortunes of...

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  • Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more
Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more

The best part of the new feature is that it also allows you to multitask. And while Instagram didn't have an exact launch date for those features, it looks like all of the testing went well, because the company is rolling it all out beginning today.

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  • Online Retailers Explore How to Collect Sales Taxes After Supreme Court Ruling
Online Retailers Explore How to Collect Sales Taxes After Supreme Court Ruling

Powell and the members of the General Assembly, along with Gov". South Dakota urged the court to let sales taxes be imposed on companies with an "economic presence" in a state - a test South Dakota said its law would pass. As the public gets used to the ease and transparency of a national sales tax system, it is a small next step to replace the...

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  • Google Chrome ups the ante with download content functionality
Google Chrome ups the ante with download content functionality

Google likes to predict what its users might want, from which websites should have video autoplay enabled to the actions you might want to take on your photos, which may sometimes divide users as to whether these features are useful or invasive.

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  • The $159 Nokia 3.1 Is Headed to the USA on July 2
The $159 Nokia 3.1 Is Headed to the USA on July 2

June 25, 2018- HMD Global , the home of Nokia phones, has today announced that the new Nokia 3 .1 will be available to buy from Amazon and Best Buy for $159 starting July 2. Now, on checking we think that it may be the Nokia X6 and perhaps HMD plans to launch Nokia X6 as Nokia 6 .1 Plus globally. Speaking of United States limitations, it d...

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  • Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case
Supreme Court rules for states in online sales tax case

Scott Shalley said in a statement. "It levels the playing field so bricks-and-mortar retailers no longer have the sales tax code arbitrarily used against them". Justices determined that the presence rule was becoming "further removed from economic reality" every year, and that the costs of honoring sales taxes were largely disconnected from whet...

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  • Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: The new king of grand tourers?
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera: The new king of grand tourers?

Aston says DBS Superleggera can still play GT. The first Aston Martin Superleggera model, a DB4 introduced in 1961, had an ultralight body made using techniques developed in Italy. There may be no hardware changes to the twin-turbo V12 over the DB11, but Aston claims the engine was always held back in the latter to suit its GT nature.

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  • Nintendo Labo goes mainstream with Mario Kart support
Nintendo Labo goes mainstream with Mario Kart support

The grand prize victor in each category will receive, among other things, a limited-edition Switch created to look like it's made of cardboard. Players are now able to select the Labo's Toy-Con Motorbike controller on the game's main menu, either playing on their Switch in TV mode or inserting the console directly into the Motorbike dashboard...

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  • Snapdragon 1000 might be PC chip
Snapdragon 1000 might be PC chip

Now Qualcomm is reported to be working on a new chip intended for PCs from the ground up. The report , citing information from import databases, claims that the chip would reportedly consume 12W of power (thermal design power/ TDP) across the entire system-on-a-chip, and come integrated with large ARM processors.

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  • Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model
Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model

Climbing nearly 5000ft through 156 corners, the Bentayga deployed its unique combination of a 600bhp, 900Nm W12 engine, adaptive air suspension, active electric 48V anti-roll control and carbon ceramic brakes to set a stunning new benchmark.

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  • IOS 12, tvOS 12 Public Beta Downloads Now Available [u]
IOS 12, tvOS 12 Public Beta Downloads Now Available [u]

But don't forget, it's a beta. Apple has released the first iOS 12 public beta for the iPhone , iPad , and iPod Touch. The company will likely update the beta software a few times between now and the official release, so be sure to keep an eye out for those as well.

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  • Bloomberg report reveals three new Apple products launching next year
Bloomberg report reveals three new Apple products launching next year

The report says the upgraded AirPods won't be totally swim-proof and that Apple is working to improve their wireless range. While the higher price of the iPhone X has helped Apple reinvigorate iPhone sales , the company's "Other Products" segment has been its fastest-growing hardware category in recent months.

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