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New world’s fastest vehicle? Koenigsegg tease ‘more capable’ Agera RS replacement New world’s fastest vehicle? Koenigsegg tease ‘more capable’ Agera RS replacement
- June 28, 2018

The sketch shows the rear profile of a focussed, low-slung machine with a large rear wing and a rear-splitter with wide tires. Koenigsegg hasn't confirmed the name of the vehicle but it has locked in a full debut for the 2019 Geneva motor show in March next year. (more...)
Amazon finally brings voice control to Alexa iOS app Amazon finally brings voice control to Alexa iOS app
- June 28, 2018

Amazon's voice-based assistant, Alexa continues creeping out users. At launch, the feature was limited to Android . Besides allowing iOS and Android users to use Alexa through the Alexa app, Motorola Moto Z users can buy a Smart Speaker Moto Mod featuring Alexa. (more...)
Google Home and Chromecast device now offline Google Home and Chromecast device now offline
- June 28, 2018

Affected users have been tweeting at Google for most of the afternoon so it appears the issue is significant enough to sufficiently trouble Google's engineers. Did you enjoy your Slack outage this morning, perhaps with an extra helping of memes ? As of publication, this writer couldn't find the cast button on any sites he checked. (more...)
WPA3: Wi-Fi Receives Its Biggest Security Upgrade After 14 Years WPA3: Wi-Fi Receives Its Biggest Security Upgrade After 14 Years
- June 28, 2018

The final WPA3 standard is split in two: WPA3-Personal, which includes the weak-password protection and Simultaneous Authentication of Equals (SAE) protection against password-guessing attacks; and WPA3-Enterprise, which includes the new 192-bit cipher suite. (more...)
Telltale Games Set To Replace Its In-House Engine With Unity Telltale Games Set To Replace Its In-House Engine With Unity
- June 28, 2018

This news arrives courtesy of Variety ( via Eurogamer ), who reported on Telltale's internal changes since its CEO left the company a year ago. In a report via Eurogamer , Telltale games have finally dropped their old game engine in favour of Unity. (more...)
Apple, Samsung settle seven-year legal battle over design patent infringement Apple, Samsung settle seven-year legal battle over design patent infringement
- June 28, 2018

The Apple Inc. logo is shown outside the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco, California, U.S., June 13, 2016. Today's settlement comes on the heels of another patent battle with Samsung, over the iPhone's slide-to-unlock functionality, in which Apple won $120 million in November of past year. (more...)
Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids
- June 28, 2018

It also has an easy option for giving users bonus time on different devices and provides a dashboard for the children, so they can see how they've progressed through the day's limits. They also have the ability to view which apps and sites they spend the most time on, along with their internet history. Both the FamilyMode service and the Home Base device will be available for purchase starting on June 29 in T-Mobile stores. (more...)
IN officials react to Supreme Court's online sales tax decision IN officials react to Supreme Court's online sales tax decision
- June 28, 2018

The attorney general of South Dakota, who defended a state rule that required out-of-state retailers to collect state taxes, said the decision is a win for the state and small businesses. Online furniture retailer Wayfair , along with Overstock.com, and online electronics retailer Newegg sued to block the law and won in lower court. The South Dakota law and others like it could yet face legal challenges on other grounds. (more...)
Facebook Ends Project Aquila Facebook Ends Project Aquila
- June 27, 2018

Now, the program is dead. Today, it announced that it's shuttering the Aquila program , which aimed to design and build 737-sized drones that could beam Internet to the ground , and according to Business Insider , laying off 16 people in the process. (more...)
PUBG reportedly drops Fortnite copyright lawsuit PUBG reportedly drops Fortnite copyright lawsuit
- June 27, 2018

PUBG Corp., developer and publisher of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , is no longer suing Epic Games. PUBG Corp.'s lawsuit against Fortnite has come to an end, with neither side quite pulling off a clear Victory Royale. Epic Games has added settings on Fortnite iOS for low power mode and scaleability as well as improving touchscreen controls and touch rotation sensitivity. (more...)
Cities applaud Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling Cities applaud Supreme Court's online sales tax ruling
- June 27, 2018

Supreme Court. As online purchases mushroomed, traditional retailers like Sears and Kmart have had to shrink their footprints in many communities that relied on them for jobs and real estate taxes. Their business could be threatened, or they could find an opportunity to sell API technology that hastens state tax compliance. It also has started the process of collecting sales taxes for buying consumers in "more than 12,000 unique US tax jurisdictions", following the ruling on South Dakota v. (more...)
The $159 Nokia 3.1 comes to the US July 2 The $159 Nokia 3.1 comes to the US July 2
- June 27, 2018

The company has slowly expanded more into North America with devices like the mid-range Nokia 6 .1, and now there's an even cheaper Nokia phone headed to American shores . comes loaded with a 5.8-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2280 x 1080 pixels, 19:9 aspect ratio and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. (more...)
'Permit Patty' resigns from her company Treatwell Health 'Permit Patty' resigns from her company Treatwell Health
- June 27, 2018

The video shows Ettel on the phone with 911 following a confrontation over an 8-year-old girl selling water without a permit. She has a theory why no one asked her son for a permit. Bradford Betz is an editor for Fox News. In May, a white student at Yale University called the campus police on a black student who fell asleep in a common area in her dorm. (more...)
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shows why Nintendo Labo is a must-have Mario Kart 8 Deluxe shows why Nintendo Labo is a must-have
- June 27, 2018

Though the trailer below shows players only controlling motorcycles with the Toy-Con, Nintendo's announcement says that you can actually use the Motorbike to control every vehicle type across every game mode. Eight runners-up will get the limited edition Joy-Con, Nintendo Labo Creators Jacket and an award certificate. It wasn't made to appeal to them. It's part of a new contest from Nintendo, tied to the Nintendo Labo line of cardboard-based Switch peripherals. (more...)
Instagram’s group video chat is now live, and it’s not bad Instagram’s group video chat is now live, and it’s not bad
- June 27, 2018

Tap on the new camera icon and the phone belonging to the person you want to video chat with will start to ring. Best yet, while in a call, you can minimize the video into a picture-in-picture window and continue scrolling through Instagram as usual. (more...)
South Dakotans may see lower sales tax rate after tax ruling South Dakotans may see lower sales tax rate after tax ruling
- June 27, 2018

How will this affect your wallet? "This ruling clears the way for a fair and level playing field where all retailers compete under the same sales tax rules whether they sell merchandise online, in-store or both". "Startups and small businesses may benefit from the physical presence rule, but here South Dakota affords small merchants a reasonable degree of protection", the ruling says. (more...)
Global reveal - new super-Aston Martin is called the DBS Superleggera Global reveal - new super-Aston Martin is called the DBS Superleggera
- June 27, 2018

Since then, it's appeared on Bond cars before being replaced by the Vanquish in 2012 . The British brand claims the new DBS Superleggera is capable of a 0-62mph (100km/h) in 3.4 seconds and a 0-100mph (161km/h) in 6.4 seconds. Slowing the DBS Superleggera are 16.1-inch rotors up front and 13.2-inch rotors in the rear. A mechanically operated limited-slip differential is also part of the package. (more...)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 Looks To Challenge Intel Head On Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 Looks To Challenge Intel Head On
- June 27, 2018

We also reported that ASUS is said to be working on a device codenamed Primus and it is going to be fueled by the Snapdragon 1000. Snapdragon 1000 is the purported name of Qualcomm's next-gen Snapdragon flagship chip, and should have a radical TDP, performance, and feature set that will blow other SoCs out of the water. (more...)
‘Made in India’ iPhone 6s ready to hit shelves ‘Made in India’ iPhone 6s ready to hit shelves
- June 26, 2018

The iPhone 6s has started its innings at the Indian production facility and could soon see considerable drop in prices, which will eventually help Apple compete with premium midrange smartphones in the Indian market. In other words, one can't confirm when it will come to the market. You can get the base 32GB iPhone 6s for Rs 34,999 presently from e-commerce platforms such as Amazon and Flipkart. (more...)
Instagram would be worth $100 billion if it were a standalone company Instagram would be worth $100 billion if it were a standalone company
- June 26, 2018

The new price tag comes from a Bloomberg Intelligence report shared with Quartz. Instagram last week revealed that it had surpassed the 1 billion user mark for the first time and will likely see its revenue top $10 billion in 2019, according to Bloomberg Intelligence. (more...)

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