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Facebook to allow users to 'turn off seeing' political ads Facebook to allow users to 'turn off seeing' political ads
- June 17, 2020

To achieve their goals, Facebook is creating a new "Voting Information Center" that will provide information, including how and when to vote, as well as details about voter registration, said the co-founder. "I just believe strongly that Facebook shouldn't be the arbiter of truth of everything that people say online", he said. 'We call for Facebook to proactively stem the tide of false information by no longer amplifying untrustworthy content and promptly fact-checking election-related ... (more...)
DoJ will reportedly limit social media companies' speech protections DoJ will reportedly limit social media companies' speech protections
- June 17, 2020

It would also ensure that companies "don't have immunity in civil-enforcement actions brought by the federal government, and can't use immunity as a defense against antitrust claims that they removed content for anticompetitive reasons". Legal observers described Trump's executive order as "political theater" and said it did not change existing federal law and would have no bearing on federal courts. (more...)
OPPO Find X2 could be priced cheaper in India than anywhere else OPPO Find X2 could be priced cheaper in India than anywhere else
- June 17, 2020

These handsets sport a 6.7-inch QHD+ (1440x3168 pixels) AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, an integrated fingerprint scanner, and have IP68-rated build quality (IP54 rating for X2). For selfies, just like the Oppo Find X2, there is a 32-megapixel unit here as well, applied in a punch-hole design. We will know the exact Indian pricing of Find X2 series on June 17. (more...)
Schools will ditch social distance rules to reopen Schools will ditch social distance rules to reopen
- June 17, 2020

He said he wanted a "common-sense approach" to reopening with children and staff "far enough away from each other, so that they are not breathing on, or touching, each other". It includes a commitment to extra funding for school cleaning and hand sanitisers, which will be ordered through a centralised procurement process. (more...)
Star Wars: Squadrons could bring esports to a galaxy far, far away Star Wars: Squadrons could bring esports to a galaxy far, far away
- June 17, 2020

Better yet, the game will support full cross-play multiplayer across all platforms, and will support VR on PS4 and PC. The game will feature a single player mode, but seems focused on 5v5 multiplayer, allowing players to team up, plan their attack, and launch into a coordinated dogfight. (more...)
Zuckerberg: Historic Facebook campaign to boost voter registration, turnout Zuckerberg: Historic Facebook campaign to boost voter registration, turnout
- June 17, 2020

Facebook will also now let people turn off political and social issue ads that display the "paid for by" designation, meaning a politician or political entity paid for it. Information on offer will include how to register to vote and details about mail-in ballots. Facebook's head of global affairs acknowledged the company fell short during the contentious poll in which it has acknowledged Russia-backed content reached as many as 126 million Americans on its platform. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy A21s debuts in India for Rs. 16499 (~$216) Samsung Galaxy A21s debuts in India for Rs. 16499 (~$216)
- June 17, 2020

Last week's leaked design and dimensions gave us a number of specs including a sizable 7,760 mAh battery in the Galaxy Tab S7 and potentially a trio of cameras on the back of the device, or a dual camera with a flash, but it was silent on what was inside the tablets. (more...)
Google brings Meet to Gmail on mobile Google brings Meet to Gmail on mobile
- June 17, 2020

Here, you will have to uncheck the Meet option. Headlined in the early stages of the pandemic by Zoom , Google Meet followed shortly after, initially for G suite and is now heading to your mobile. There's also a Join with a code button to let users join a video call by using a code. In addition, users can tap the " Join with a code " option if they've received a meeting link. (more...)
Qualcomm Announces Next-Generation Snapdragon 690 5G SoC Qualcomm Announces Next-Generation Snapdragon 690 5G SoC
- June 17, 2020

The first batch of OEM partners that will offer the Snapdragon 690 5G will be HMD Global , LG Electronics , Motorola , Sharp , TCL , and Wingtech. The push into lower price points means higher volumes for Qualcomm . In terms of features, the chipset is equipped with the 5th-Gen Qualcomm AI Engine and uses a new Hexagon Tensor Accelerator. (more...)
Widespread T-Mobile outages cause issues for wireless customers across the US Widespread T-Mobile outages cause issues for wireless customers across the US
- June 17, 2020

As of today, just a few hours ago, Ray has confirmed the issue is now resolved : "Voice and text services are now restored". He also said the problems were limited to T-Mobile and shot down rumors of broader internet issues or a deliberate attack. (more...)
BTS Fans: Samsung Galaxy S20+ With BTS logo on bottom BTS Fans: Samsung Galaxy S20+ With BTS logo on bottom
- June 17, 2020

The Galaxy A71 5G will come in a Prism Cube Black finish and will be available in the United States on June 19 at T-Mobile, Sprint and Samsung.com for $599.99. The report, further reveals that the battery capacities on the Galaxy Watch 3 are going to be the same as on the Galaxy Watch Active 2. However, owing to the dimensions in a slightly smaller version compared to the original Galaxy Watch. (more...)
Apple's foldable iPhone may just be a Surface Duo look-alike Apple's foldable iPhone may just be a Surface Duo look-alike
- June 17, 2020

Whether or not Apple is rewriting the rules of a foldable phone with its proposed plans, we're sure it won't look like the examples being thrown around on Prosser's twitter feed , which are hilariously clunky and crudely put together (except the Westworld tablet, of course, which would be brilliant). (more...)
Amazon Develops Social Distancing Tech Using Augmented Reality Amazon Develops Social Distancing Tech Using Augmented Reality
- June 17, 2020

Employee complaints include claims that hand sanitiser was rationed, not enough quarantine time and work requirements that were incompatible with social distancing. Adding physical indicators for employees working in Amazon's densely populated warehouses will no doubt be helpful, but Porter's blog post appears to indicate these units are reserved at present for "high-visibility areas" rather than work station areas where workers might be more likely to crowd others in their proximity. (more...)
HTC made a awful phone called the U20 5G HTC made a awful phone called the U20 5G
- June 16, 2020

The front 32MP camera is housed inside the punch hole cut out in the display. The Desire 20 Pro is the more affordable smartphone launched by HTC today. Connectivity options on the HTC Desire 20 Pro include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, GPS, Bluetooth v5.00, NFC , and USB Type-C. The Desire 20 Pro will be available for pre-order from June 18 through June 30, so it should start shipping shortly after that period. (more...)
Epic Talks About The Success Of Fortnite’s The Device Event Epic Talks About The Success Of Fortnite’s The Device Event
- June 16, 2020

The event marked the end of Season 2 and the beginning of Season 3 for the Battle Royale game. Around 8.4 million people tuned in on the two platforms. Fortnite has become famous for ending its seasons with massive events, of course. Afterwards the firm tweeted: "We were overwhelmed by the response to The Device". (more...)
Wireless carriers experiencing widespread outages Wireless carriers experiencing widespread outages
- June 16, 2020

As of 6PM ET, T-Mobile had already restored data services, but was still struggling to return phone calls to normal. That situation can likely be attributed to a good number of the reports of outages on Verizon and AT&T , which have the largest number of customers in the country. (more...)
FDA clears its first prescription video game treatment for ADHD FDA clears its first prescription video game treatment for ADHD
- June 16, 2020

The game went through six years of clinical trials and studies with more than 600 children to figure out whether a game could actually make a difference. Digital therapeutics have been approved for certain treatments such as addiction disorders and are being testing for a range of other conditions from chronic pain to anxiety. (more...)
HTC Officially Unveils The U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro HTC Officially Unveils The U20 5G and Desire 20 Pro
- June 16, 2020

The HTC U20 comes with a 6.8-inch FullHD+ display with a 1080×2400 resolution. The HTC U20 5G is powered by Qualcomm's 7nm Snapdragon 765G chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The HTC U20 5G is the 5G phone in question, and aside from speedy mobile data it's a mid-range handset, but with a lot to like. 48,000) and will go on pre-order from July 1. (more...)
Motorola gives Xiaomi a run for its money with the One Fusion+ Motorola gives Xiaomi a run for its money with the One Fusion+
- June 16, 2020

The phone was launched in Europe for Euro 299 (roughly Rs. 25,400) for the single 6GB + 128GB model. The smartphone comes in a Moonlight White and Twilight Blue colour variants. For selfies and video calls, you get a 16MP camera mounted on a pop-up module. For the camera, the phone comes with a quad rear camera setup that houses a 64-megapixel primary lens with f/1.8 aperture, 8-megapixel wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture, 5-megapixel macro lens with f/2.4 aperture and 2-megapixel ... (more...)
United States companies allowed to work with Huawei on 5G networks United States companies allowed to work with Huawei on 5G networks
- June 16, 2020

The US Commerce Department and other agencies signed off on the rule change, which is awaiting publication in the Federal Register . People familiar with the matter said that the change is now awaiting publication and is said to be published as early as Tuesday, 16 June (US Time). (more...)

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