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The Steam Summer Sale just launched

The Steam Summer Sale just launched KitGuru Says: The 2018 Steam Summer Sale is on the way! Like many of Steam's recent sales, this one doesn't have any flash sales to be on the look out for. The Steam Summer Sale will last until July 5, giving you two full weeks to stock up on any games you need, want, or have a slight interest in buying. [Full Article...]

Apple says new 911 technology will reduce emergency response times

Apple says new 911 technology will reduce emergency response times Right now, emergency services trace the location of an iPhone through a technology named Hybridized Emergency Location (HELO), which the company had launched as a new feature back in 2015. In those cases, calls from mobile numbers have to be located using cell tower information from carriers, which can result in a radius of hundreds of yards. [Full Article...]

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

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers Under the program, known internally as Location Data Integration, Verizon sold rough location data on its customers - information the customers had previously agreed to share - to LocationSmart, which in turn provided the information to Securus. [Full Article...]

Instagram unveils new video service app

Instagram unveils new video service app Understanding the full context for Instagram's interest in video requires looking just outside the frame. People wanting to watch a one hour video on their TV, for instance, won't enjoy wasted screen real estate and black bars. The difference between Instagram and IGTV , however, is that the latter pushes vertical videos only and can last up to an hour. Systrom announced the launch of... [Full Article...]

Disney and Nintendo partner for a Nintendo Switch TV show

Games specifically mentioned to be used in the show are Super Mario Odyssey , Mario Tennis Aces , and Just Dance 2018 . According to the Business Insider , some of the competitive activities involve "searching for collectables in " Super Mario Odyssey , ' competing in head-to-head matchups in 'Mario Tennis Aces " and participating in dance-offs in 'Just Dance 2018 '". [Full Article...]

Microsoft News on Android Gets a Redesign and AI-Driven Features

Microsoft News on Android Gets a Redesign and AI-Driven Features Microsoft says that its AI scans Microsoft's AI scans more than 100,000 pieces of content each day, and has over 800 human editors across the globe to select the top stories that its app will surface on your device. And now there's Microsoft News on the web but also on iPhone and Android. The app is a total overhaul of the old MSN app, and puts Microsoft in direct competition with Apple News and... [Full Article...]

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

Supreme Court rules states can force online retailers to collect sales tax In response to the ruling, the stocks of several internet retailers, including Amazon, eBay and Wayfair, all dropped. So it passed a law requiring all but the smallest retailers, including Internet companies, to collect taxes on the sales they make in the state, even if they had no physical presence there. [Full Article...]

UNREAL Mobile decides to undercut Sprint Unlimited Kickstart with $10 unlimited data

UNREAL Mobile decides to undercut Sprint Unlimited Kickstart with $10 unlimited data The companies are saying that they can deploy 5G nationwide faster and more effectively than either of the two larger companies. In the near term, the customer and retail scale created by the transaction will enable New T-Mobile to more rapidly expand the current Layer3 model than possible without the transaction. [Full Article...]

Stephen Miller plots even harsher immigration crackdown

Stephen Miller plots even harsher immigration crackdown New York Times reporters Julie Davis and Michael Shear spoke with Miller-one of the chief architect's of President Donald Trump's border policies-for their story on how and why the Trump administration made a decision to enforce separations of illegal immigrant parents and children at the border. [Full Article...]

Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid

Microsoft buys student video discussion platform Flipgrid So that's basically all Flipgrid does. Megiddo also added that Flipgrid is presently employed by teachers, students, and parents in over 180 countries. One potential rub is that Flipgrid works well with the Chromebooks and Google services that now dominate the education market in the US and elsewhere. [Full Article...]

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Have Loading Screens

Cyberpunk 2077 Won't Have Loading Screens So how is it that CD Projekt Red's most-hyped game doesn't? We'll have to wait until additional information comes out to know more, unfortunately. This is obviously quite the powerhouse, but it is important to remember that CD Projekt Red hasn't hit the optimisation stage of development just yet. [Full Article...]

AMD takes another stab at Intel

AMD takes another stab at Intel Earlier this month at Computex, Intel announced its Core i7-8086K processor to commemorate the 40 anniversary of the famed 8086 debut. We've put all the top CPUs from AMD and Intel through our benchmarking gauntlet to see which one comes out on top. [Full Article...]

PUBG gets its first discount just in time for the third map

PUBG gets its first discount just in time for the third map PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has scored some pretty impressive numbers in its lifetime. While the content unlocked will be themed around Sanhok, players will be able to complete the required tasks to unlock the content on any of the game's maps. [Full Article...]

Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise

Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise The 3D printed iPhone X models were built based on schematics leaked by the Asian supply chain which the source says is what the final build will look like. Apple is expected to launch not just one new iPhone X in 2018 but three. Apple is not expected to launch a smaller iPhone SE 2 this year. Nonetheless, the initial order from Apple does point to the biggest and the most expensive iPhone i... [Full Article...]

Bigger cryptocurrencies more at risk of losing trust

Bigger cryptocurrencies more at risk of losing trust With every transaction adding a few hundred bytes, the ledger grows substantially over time . The BIS' head of research, Hyun Song Shin , said sovereign money had value because it had users, but many people holding cryptocurrencies did so often purely for speculative purposes. [Full Article...]

Suzuki Jimny officially revealed

Suzuki Jimny officially revealed For the Indian market, it is expected that the vehicle will have an engine of 1.0 liter Boosterjet or upcoming 1.5 litre petrol engine as available in Ciaz . Depending on the customer's preferences, the Jimny will be equipped with 15- or 16-inch wheels, as well as features like cruise control, keyless engine start, multi-function steering wheel, and air conditioning. [Full Article...]

OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition can charge completely in 35 minutes

OPPO Find X Lamborghini Edition can charge completely in 35 minutes But that wasn't the only surprise the company had at its launch event in Paris. The Find X's Smart Selfie Capture function will analyse the 3D model of your face to look at your face shape and features so it can provide feedback so you can up your selfie game. [Full Article...]

Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast

Google to Fix Location Data Leak in Google Home, Chromecast The glitch allows hackers to access the exact location of your Wi-Fi router via a malicious link that could be sent to you via email or social media. In Young's proof of concept, a user can be tricked to open a specially crafted URL containing the malicious JavaScript from a computer connected to a home network, which is also connected to a Google Home or Chromecast device . [Full Article...]

Sony announces PlayStation Hits line of budget-friendly fan favorites

Sony announces PlayStation Hits line of budget-friendly fan favorites Further, the PS4 will allow users to log in to an account originating on Xbox or Switch, just not the other way around. This wasn't a problem that Xbox and PC users faced, and there's been some dissatisfaction among PlayStation users with friends on other platforms since. [Full Article...]

Screen protectors show up for all three expected 2018 iPhones

The source claims that Apple has ordered 45 million panels for the big-margin Plus model, 25 million for the 5.8-inch model that will replace the iPhone X , and 30 million for the supposedly cheaper 6.1-inch LCD model. Finally there is a 6-inch iPhone X which is expected to be the affordable LCD model. It is possible that over time the mix shifts more toward the 6-inch LCD iPhones; launch qua... [Full Article...]


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