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Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 429, 439, And 632 SoC Trio For Mainstream Phones

Qualcomm Launches Snapdragon 429, 439, And 632 SoC Trio For Mainstream Phones While all of them have been newly added in the company's Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 600 series, none of the SoCs features the best of what the respective lineups have to offer. "Built on the outstanding power-efficiency, 4G connectivity, smart sensing, and location capabilities that the new platform is created to deliver, we are pleased to extend our long-time collaboration with Qualcomm Tech... [Full Article...]

Google Home and Chromecast device now offline

Google Home and Chromecast device now offline Saying "Hey Google " will have the device immediately answer "there was a glitch, try again in a few seconds" or "sorry, something went wrong, try again in a few seconds". Google is not the only tech firm to have experienced disruption. However, it is telling affected users it is working on a fix. Would have helped a bunch to know sooner. [Full Article...]

WPA3 rollout begins to give WiFi security a kick up the backside

WPA3 rollout begins to give WiFi security a kick up the backside The Wi-Fi Alliance is beginning to certify products that support WPA3. The Wi-Fi Alliance has also announced an Easy Connect feature that enables a user to connect internet-connected devices that don't have a display interface to connect with a smartphone to configure its Wi-Fi settings. [Full Article...]

Telltale reportedly switching to Unity Engine after The Walking Dead’s Final Season

Telltale reportedly switching to Unity Engine after The Walking Dead’s Final Season Sources at the studio say they're working to make the final Walking Dead chapter a "peak moment", old engine or not, as the rest of the studio realigns and updates the process to work in Unity . Multiple sources have told Variety that Telltale Tool is on the way out. Telltale Games, the developer behind The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among US, is ditching its old engine . [Full Article...]

Facebook will no longer build an Internet-beaming aircraft

Facebook will no longer build an Internet-beaming aircraft The goal was to provide rural communities with Internet access beyond what's available locally, but plans have changed and Facebook is back with a big announcement: it has shuttered the drone aspect of the project. Prior to the shutdown, Facebook had conducted two public test flights with the Aquila, one of which saw the plane. Sadly, the project's early successes have led to naught, and the h... [Full Article...]

Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011

Samsung and Apple settle ongoing patent dispute from 2011 South Korea-based Samsung declined to comment. In a line which seems to be one that crops up over and over again, Apple and Samsung have once again been sparring over an ongoing legal battle relating to a design patent. In December 2016, the court sided unanimously with Samsung's argument that a patent violator does not have to hand over the entire profit it made from stolen designs if those des... [Full Article...]

'Permit Patty' Resigns from Role as CEO of Cannabis Company

'Permit Patty' Resigns from Role as CEO of Cannabis Company An argument ensued before Ettel got out her phone and pretended to call the police . But, although Pearl believes the apology is genuine, "she still did it", and Ettel's tears can not reverse her behavior in Pearl's opinion. "Ettel said she had the windows of her office open. The whole world's gonna see you, Boo". "That woman thought that she could use her white privilege and it didn't work... [Full Article...]

Instagram estimated to be worth more than $100 billion

Instagram estimated to be worth more than $100 billion In 2018, YouTube , Instagram and Snapchat are used by sizable majorities of this age group over Facebook , PYMNTS reported . Instagram is still growing rapidly in the United States, unlike Facebook . You can launch video calls of up to four people from chats in your inbox. This story originally appeared in the New York Post . You can show extended videos that feature your hotel's amen... [Full Article...]

Mobile launches ‘FamilyMode’ to help parents manage and monitor more than iPhones

Mobile launches ‘FamilyMode’ to help parents manage and monitor more than iPhones The company claims other hubs don't give parents control of devices that aren't part of the wireless plans, such as game consoles and Smart TVs. The latter is where users can control their kids' phones and various devices connected to their home's WiFi. [Full Article...]

Microsoft updates Windows 10 News app with rebrand and new design

Microsoft updates Windows 10 News app with rebrand and new design If you've used Adblock Plus on your desktop machine, then you'll know what to expect here, with the feature keeping sites clear of potentially annoying advertisements as you browse. The browser was launched previous year in December and has reached 5 million downloads recently. That said, Microsoft Edge still has a lot of catching up to do. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions

Supreme Court allows states to collect sales taxes on more online transactions More traditional brick and mortar retailers had long claimed the ruling put them at a notable disadvantage to online retailers, many of which don't charge sales tax whatsoever. In addition, another 12 states collected between 37.8% and 30.7% from sales taxes. "So, by relying on a sales tax, you have to make sure it's modern and up to date". [Full Article...]

Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model

Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model A full roll-cage, race fire-suppression tech and proper harnesses were all added to the mix, while the 447kW/900Nm W12 was fitted with a unique Akrapovic exhaust. The steering wheel and gear lever are also trimmed in Alcantara, and the headlining is technical Eliade cloth. The dash features carbon fibre inserts, which are completed with a Pikes Peak logo. [Full Article...]

Instagram Launches Video Chat, Topic Channels, New Camera Effects

Instagram Launches Video Chat, Topic Channels, New Camera Effects First up, is the Video Chat feature in Instagram Direct . What might surprise you: You'll be able to keep browsing Instagram while you chat with three of your friends - thanks to a nifty picture-in-picture mode built into the app. Topic Channels on Explore With topic channels, you can be more intentional about how you navigate posts on Explore. Now users will see a horizontal tray of chann... [Full Article...]

C'mon, everyone knew this Internet tax loophole was unfair

C'mon, everyone knew this Internet tax loophole was unfair The ruling upholds a South Dakota law that exempts sellers generating less than $100,000 in the state, but leaves other states free to set their own thresholds. "It's likely to cause much confusion in regards to both filing and more importantly for global merchants, paying those taxes", Nicholls said. The ruling is likely to be welcomed by state governments, who have argued that the de facto s... [Full Article...]

Google Chrome on Android can Now Auto-Download Articles for Offline Reading

Google Chrome on Android can Now Auto-Download Articles for Offline Reading The internet giant Google has recently added some effectively practical features to its Chrome browser. Users can get access to the relevant articles on their browser without any constant internet. Artem also got the "View offline in Chrome Canary" notification, similar to that shown in the top image on the left, but I'm yet to see it myself. On Android, offline Chrome will be available in 100... [Full Article...]

Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159

Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159 On the front of the phone you have a 5.5-inch, 1440×720 (293PPI) LCD. There is no getting around the fact that this is a budget phone. This is a 28nm SoC with eight Cortex A53 cores (four clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1.0GHz) which gives it a decent speed advantage over say, the Snapdragon 427 in the $184 Moto E5 Play or $199 Moto G6 Play , which only have four Cortex A53 cores. [Full Article...]

Aston Martin reveals flagship DBS Superleggera

Aston Martin reveals flagship DBS Superleggera As you can see, it has mostly fresh bodywork - rendered nearly entirely in carbon fiber to help cut a good 160 pounds (72 kg) off the curb weight, now down to a reported 3,733 lbs ( 1,700 kg). Driving through a new trans-axle eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox, the DBS is equipped with a carbon prop shaft and retains a mechanical limited-slip diff. [Full Article...]

Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch to crafty fans

Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch to crafty fans The changes to this special edition Switch console are entirely aesthetic. In return for that creativity, one lucky grand prize victor will receive a collectible Nintendo Switch with a custom paint job inspired by Nintendo Labo . You steer by tilting the Toy-Con, you accelerate by twisting its right handlebar and you use the Joy-Con to perform other tasks. Nintendo Labo! Starting today,... [Full Article...]

Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case This would amount to substantial savings for shoppers. Accordingly, the National Retail Federation, which substantially represents traditional retailers, celebrated the decision and called on Congress to pass uniform sales tax rules for omnichannel merchants. [Full Article...]

Snapdragon 1000 Fresh Details Appear to Reveal How Powerful it Could be

Snapdragon 1000 Fresh Details Appear to Reveal How Powerful it Could be The SoC is relatively large compared to its predecessor the Snapdragon 850 , measuring up at 20x15mm as opposed to 12x12mm. Qualcomm has reportedly developed a test platform based on the Snapdragon 1000 with up to 16GB of LPDDR4X RAM and two 128GB memory modules connected through UFS 2.1. [Full Article...]


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