• Apple's AirPower wireless charger could arrive in September
Apple's AirPower wireless charger could arrive in September

Thanks to their glass backs, these phones can be used with Qi-certified chargers to supply power to your phone via magnetic induction. Apple has also promised to release a case for its AirPods wireless earbuds that would allow you to wirelessly charge them on the AirPower.

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  • You’re About to Pay Higher Online Taxes After Supreme Court Ruling
You’re About to Pay Higher Online Taxes After Supreme Court Ruling

Justice Anthony M. Kennedy, who wrote the majority decision, said the previous ruling unfairly disadvantaged traditional brick-and-mortar stores. The requirement that a store have a physical presence in the state to be required to collect the taxes has become unworkable, he said.

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  • Microsoft reveals that Xbox VR support is no longer in the works
Microsoft reveals that Xbox VR support is no longer in the works

The company's mid-stream console refresh, the Xbox One X , was described by Xbox head Phil Spencer as 'built specifically to lead the console industry into true 4K gaming and high-fidelity VR, ' while later confirming to CNET that the console will support virtual and mixed reality.

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  • All Major Carriers To Stop Sharing Location Data With Brokers
All Major Carriers To Stop Sharing Location Data With Brokers

In a statement , LocationSmart said it respects user privacy, doesn't provide access to location information without user consent and doesn't warehouse data or track user location histories. Sprint said in a statement that it cut ties with LocationSmart on 25 May, and has begun ending its ties with the data brokers who received its customers' loca...

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  • Google Measure update adds ARCore Android phone compatibility
Google Measure update adds ARCore Android phone compatibility

Note the blue margin-of-error text below the measurement. The Measure app, as its name suggests, lets you measure things. For serious stuff, it's best to use a tape but if you just need a rough estimate then this can be quite useful. Apple's not the only one with a measuring application for augmented reality devices! You'll see a shortcut to ph...

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  • Controversial Copyright Directive Approved by EU Legal Affairs Committee
Controversial Copyright Directive Approved by EU Legal Affairs Committee

An open letter signed by, among others, Sir Tim Berners-Lee , the inventor of the World Wide Web , read: " As creators ourselves, we share the concern that there should be a fair distribution of revenues from the online use of copyright works, that benefits creators, publishers, and platforms alike ".

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  • Latest US Supreme Court decision could hit SC wallets. Here's how
Latest US Supreme Court decision could hit SC wallets. Here's how

Mary Fallin said in a statement . Thirty-one states responded by pushing the envelop with laws taxing internet sales. The ruling opens the door to a new revenue stream to fill state coffers - up to $13 billion annually, according to a federal report - while imperiling a competitive advantage that e-commerce companies had over brick-and-morta...

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  • Google Maps drops the ability to book Uber rides in the app
Google Maps drops the ability to book Uber rides in the app

However, the experience wasn't always a pleasant one, as drivers could take longer routes or ask you to pay more for the ride. "However, you can still look up the route in the Maps app and then request the ride from the Uber app ". The feature is still live in India, but we are sure when the company will remove it. We haven't seen confirmation...

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  • Nintendo and Microsoft promote cross-play in Minecraft while Sony remains stubborn
Nintendo and Microsoft promote cross-play in Minecraft while Sony remains stubborn

The NPD Group has released its latest figures for the month of May 2018, and once again the PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console hardware platform. Nintendo and Microsoft have teamed-up to promote cross network gameplay on the Switch and Xbox One consoles, leaving Sony as the odd man out. This was to be the first Switch title to feature...

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  • Steam Summer Sale 2018 looks set to start today
Steam Summer Sale 2018 looks set to start today

Valve added a game to the sale called Saliens which you can play to enter giveaways for certain games. Over the last few years, it has grown increasingly easier to get your game published on Steam, which also means it's easier for developers to get the scoop on upcoming Steam sales and leak the dates.

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  • IOS 12 Will Automatically Share iPhone Location With Cops
IOS 12 Will Automatically Share iPhone Location With Cops

In keeping with Apples focus on privacy, user data can not be used for any non-emergency objective and only the responding 911 center will have access to the users location during an emergency call. If it works as promised, Teresa Burns, a 911 telecommunications manager for the city, said the technology could save dispatchers crucial moments when d...

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  • Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data
Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

But despite Wyden's best efforts to figure out how this illicit market in location data works, Verizon refused to name the other third parties that have been granted access to users' location data, noting only that another 75 companies had sub-contracted with the two companies.

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  • Instagram's IGTV app goes live on Android and iOS
Instagram's IGTV app goes live on Android and iOS

Snapchat, Instagram's main competitor, said in February it has 100 million monthly active users . The initiative comes as parent company Facebook struggles to attract teens, while also dealing with a scandal that exposed its leaky controls for protecting users' personal information.

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  • Business Briefs: Apple, Nintendo, Disney, Instagram
Business Briefs: Apple, Nintendo, Disney, Instagram

The games that will be played are Super Mario Odyssey , Mario Tennis Aces and Just Dance 2018 . The families would have to showcase their gaming skills in a family-friendly competition. Four families would be awarded a trip to Los Angeles where they would tape the contest. The Nintendo Switch Family Showdown will air this August on the Disney C...

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  • NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast
NYT under fire for spiking a Stephen Miller interview from its podcast

Stephen Miller was the first Trump administration official to be accosted at a Mexican restaurant when a patron on earlier this week screamed that he was a "fascist" over the administration's border separation policy, the New York Post reported.

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  • Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app
Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app

Newly named Microsoft News will be the backbone powering a redesigned app for Android and iOS and a more unified experience across mobile, Windows 10, Skype, Outlook and the Microsoft Edge browser home page. Microsoft gains access to nearly unlimited content that can be displayed on MSN and in their apps and the publishers get a share of t...

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  • USA court backs states over web sales tax
USA court backs states over web sales tax

The decision overturns a 1992 ruling that prevented the practice. B&H doesn't require that buyers pay sales tax if they place orders outside of NY or New Jersey, and while you're supposed to later pay those uncollected funds when tax time comes around, the vast majority of people don't.

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  • Microsoft buys video learning startup Flipgrid for an edge in the classroom
Microsoft buys video learning startup Flipgrid for an edge in the classroom

Microsoft noticed FlipGrid quickly. Microsoft wants to also use Flipgrid to help students build "social emotional skills" in order to develop better communication and learn how to come back from failure. "I'm thrilled to announce the Flipgrid team will be joining Microsoft and embarking on its next exciting chapter", said Microsoft's edu...

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  • PUBG Announces Event Pass, Steam Sale
PUBG Announces Event Pass, Steam Sale

Today we've got a very big announcement: With Xbox and PC sales combined, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has now sold over 50 million units worldwide . The Event Pass will includes dozens of missions, including daily, weekly, and Sanhok-specific ones. The Event Pass system as well as the new Sanhok map will be available on 22 June 2018.

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  • Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is
Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is "All About Money"

PlayStation Now is a service that PS4 users can subscribe to that allows players to access various titles to stream at a flat rate each month. The reason Sony won't allow crossplay on the PlayStation 4 console with its Microsoft and Nintendo rivals is simple, according to former Sony Online Entertainment president John Smedley .

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  • New iPhone video shows off the phones we want to see
New iPhone video shows off the phones we want to see

That's about 1.1 mm wider than the iPhone X; however, that difference may just be button protrusion. As such these should be how the final design for the new iPhone X models for 2018 will look. Based on the provided schematics, the most directly comparable device in Apple's current stable of devices is the iPhone 8 Plus. The 6-inch iPhone is se...

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  • Bitcoin can cause massive internet shutdown
Bitcoin can cause massive internet shutdown

On their 24-page article which was released on Sunday, the Bank report that bitcoin and their mimic coins are suffering from a "range of shortcomings". However, there are many people working on solving Bitcoin's scalability problem. The central bank stated that with blockchain , making payments across borders would become more efficient.

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  • New Suzuki Jimny SUV breaks cover
New Suzuki Jimny SUV breaks cover

The list of other goodies includes air conditioning, cruise control, push-button start, a multi-function steering wheel, and autonomous emergency braking. New Suzuki Jimny SUV Launching in Japan on July 5; India Launch Not Confirmed . Details for worldwide models are scarce at the moment, but we do know the Jimny will be offered in two bodies in ...

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  • China's Oppo enters Europe and U.S. phone market with £999 flagship
China's Oppo enters Europe and U.S. phone market with £999 flagship

But here we are. The Find X showcases its design-forward appearance with the seamless Panoramic Arc screen before anything else, but flip the phone over to the back and you'll see the gradient colors that Oppo built into the phone using a "unique process" that allows the colors to shift slightly in different light, not too unlike what HTC has...

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  • AMD offers Threadripper trades for Intel's 8086K
AMD offers Threadripper trades for Intel's 8086K

In the numbers game, AMD might have Intel pipped. The first 40 US -based winners of the Intel® 8th Gen Core i7-8086k Limited Edition Sweepstakes (which opened on June 7, 2018 and closed on June 8, 2018) ("Competitor Sweepstakes") to complete certain steps will be offered the opportunity to exchange their new, in-box prize processor for a flagship...

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