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Xbox One X Abandons VR Plans Xbox One X Abandons VR Plans
- June 24, 2018

At least in some markets. Microsoft has effectively stopped releasing exclusives for the Xbox One altogether, instead offering them as "Xbox Play Anywhere" titles with digital cross-buy for PC and Xbox One. In contrast, at E3 2017 Mr Spencer concluded VR wasn't ready to arrive on Xbox yet, with the market still "years away". Despite previous plans to embrace VR on the console side of the equation, it's not coming to the Xbox One. (more...)
Steam Summer Sale 2018 Live Now With Discounts on Fallout, PUBG, & More Steam Summer Sale 2018 Live Now With Discounts on Fallout, PUBG, & More
- June 24, 2018

Unfortunately for Valve, the launch date of this year's Summer Sale has been leaked meaning purchases between now and then are likely to fall off a cliff. If there are so many games you don't know where to even begin, start here. The full list of games that can be won is posted over here . Steam Sales have become something of a series of holidays for gamers, with the regular events never failing to generate excitement. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Leaked Color Variants and Launch Date Samsung Galaxy Tab S4: Leaked Color Variants and Launch Date
- June 24, 2018

The company is well positioned to lead the race to be the first to release a foldable phone . Samsung is still the best mobile brand ever, so it is not just about the price, but it is the way Samsung operates it's all over the mobile business. (more...)
Algeria completely turns off Internet to buckle down on exam cheating Algeria completely turns off Internet to buckle down on exam cheating
- June 23, 2018

The country's internet will be suspended during the first hour of each exam, in a radical attempt to curb cheating. For the next few days, the whole country of Algeria will be going offline for several hours every day to prevent cheating during school exams. (more...)
Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the "Just Build Lol" Strategy
- June 23, 2018

Fake versions of the popular video game have started to surface online ahead of the feverishly-anticipated launch on Android smartphones later this summer . Once the user downloads the malware-laden app, there's a prompt to download " new updates", which then redirects to a site asking to install an app to "unlock instructions" to install Fortnite . (more...)
States given the OK to collect online sales tax
- June 23, 2018

The decisions made it more hard for states to collect sales tax on certain online purchases, and more than 40 states had asked the high court to overrule them. The bill, which was signed into law by Gov. John Bel Edwards, positions Louisiana to take advantage of the ruling and start requiring internet retailers to collect sales taxes. (more...)
Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with fix program Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with fix program
- June 23, 2018

The keyboard has been a constant frustration for Apple fans. Affected laptops may have keys that repeat letters, feel sluggish or don't respond at all. For more information about the "Keyboard Service Program", check out Apple's website. Apple also says that consumers who previously paid for a fix can contact the company to request a refund. (more...)
Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September Apple's AirPower charging mat reportedly delayed - again - to September
- June 23, 2018

The device will be created to wirelessly charge up to three devices at once; compatible products include the iPhone X, iPhone 8 models, Apple Watch Series 3 devices, and AirPod earbuds once their rumored wireless charging case comes out. (more...)
New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online
- June 23, 2018

Although consumers will soon be paying more sales tax, Ellen notes those taxes have always been owed to the state. Online shopping might be getting a bit more expensive in the US. South Dakota brought the lawsuit against major online retailers for failing to comply with its new sales tax law, in an effort to get the Supreme Court to revisit the Quill decision. (more...)
Supreme Court To Rule On Apple App Store Monopoly Supreme Court To Rule On Apple App Store Monopoly
- June 23, 2018

Apple , backed by the Trump administration, says it can't be sued because the commission is levied on the app developers, not the purchasers who are suing. But the San Francisco-based 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals in 2017 revived the litigation, saying Apple was a distributor that sold iPhone apps directly to consumers and must face the antitrust claims. (more...)
‘Fortnite’ Season 4, Week 8 Challenges Guide ‘Fortnite’ Season 4, Week 8 Challenges Guide
- June 22, 2018

Fortnite pros: keep scrolling . Wondering how to find Fortnite Week 8 treasure? Search to collect them then quickly get out of the area, as it'll be full of other players after the same reward and it's the ideal location for campers to rack up some easy kills. (more...)
Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking Verizon cuts off data brokers from location tracking
- June 22, 2018

AT&T , T-Mobile & Sprint followed suit after Verizon announced its decision. Last month, Wyden revealed abuses in the lucrative but loosely regulated field involving Securus Technologies, whose contract Verizon says was approved only for the location tracking of outside mobile phones called by prison inmates. (more...)
YouTube makes it easier for creators to make money without ads YouTube makes it easier for creators to make money without ads
- June 22, 2018

It allows creators to offer "unique badges, new emoji, Members-only posts in the Community tab, and access to unique custom perks offered by creators, such as exclusive livestreams, extra videos, or shout-outs" in return for $4.99 per month from a subscriber. (more...)
Say Hello To The Samsung Galaxy Note 9: First Image Leaked! Say Hello To The Samsung Galaxy Note 9: First Image Leaked!
- June 22, 2018

Lastly, there was a Samsung project V which was a foldable handset similar to the ZTE Axon M, but this was later canceled and never saw the daylight. S9 comes with 64GB of storage and support for microSD cards. No pop-out cameras or notch gimmicks here. It should be noted that if you have a hankering for gold, it will be an exclusive via Best Buy stores starting June 24. (more...)
Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera Free Download: Measure Anything Using Your Android Camera
- June 22, 2018

It's ideal, for instance, for people who are looking to get new furniture in, but might not have a physical tape measure to hand. Google Measure , the virtual tape measure app, now works on any phone running Android 7.0 Nougat and above. (more...)
Internet experts fear EU copyright law change will damage internet Internet experts fear EU copyright law change will damage internet
- June 22, 2018

The vote will most likely become the official parliamentary stance as it enters negotiations with all European Union member states to find common ground, unless lawmakers against the proposals force a vote at an assembly in July. Lobbying group CCIA, whose members include Google , Facebook , eBay, Amazon (AMZN.O) and Netflix (NFLX.O), criticized lawmakers for ignoring pleas from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales , World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee, net neutrality expert Tim Wu, ... (more...)
Xbox steps back on console VR plans Xbox steps back on console VR plans
- June 22, 2018

In an interview with Gamesindustry.biz Mike Nichols, chief marketing officer of Redmond's gaming division, poured cold water on the smouldering ideas of Xbox One VR support. Now years later, Microsoft has slowed its pace. There are plenty of companies investing in it in the hardware side and the content side, or some combination therein. (more...)
Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling
- June 22, 2018

That is probably why stock for Overstock ( NASDAQ:OSTK ) dropped a whopping 7% today while Amazon's ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) slight 1% drop was in-line with the industry as a whole. The ruling is expected to have little impact on e-commerce giant Amazon, which past year began collecting sales taxes in every jurisdiction that has one. (more...)
Google Maps removes in-app booking of Ubers Google Maps removes in-app booking of Ubers
- June 22, 2018

Regular Uber users will know that the same journey can be charged at quite different rates, depending on demand for rides and how many drivers are available in the area to provide them ... Sure, it's a couple of extra steps but it's not exactly a deal breaker. This new update comes with the latest version of Google Maps. As for India, along with Uber, the other ride-hailing services who utilise this feature include Ola Cabs and Meru Cabs, which also lost this support . (more...)
Nintendo implementes strict new anti-piracy measures for the Switch Nintendo implementes strict new anti-piracy measures for the Switch
- June 22, 2018

It ends with the declaration that the game is " better together". The PlayStation 4 was the top-selling console hardware platform in May in the United States, according to industry-tracking firm The NPD Group . May's U.S. sales results see a strong software month and explainable hardware growth for the Switch. Original Article: The Nintendo Switch has been subject to some pretty serious hacking attempts for some time now, with various exploits and vulnerabilities appearing ... (more...)

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