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Instagram Rolls Out Video Chat and New Camera Effects

Instagram Rolls Out Video Chat and New Camera Effects Having said that, the video chat feature on Instagram isn't that bad as we tested it out and it works way better than what we thought when the feature was announced . This includes a "For You" channel, which has a mix of posts tailored to your interests. Once you select one, the Explore page will populate a variety of content to see across the platform. [Full Article...]

Snapdragon-Powered Laptops Could Soon Get a Big Boost

Snapdragon-Powered Laptops Could Soon Get a Big Boost It's likely to be going head-to-head against Intel's Y and U series Core processors. At Computex a couple of weeks ago, Qualcomm unveiled its next gen Snapdragon platform targeting "always-on" laptops. It is already working with Microsoft and OEMs for ARM PCs, with the Snapdragon 835 first adopted, then a custom Snapdragon 850 processor to be used in portables later this year. [Full Article...]

How will IL benefit from SCOTUS online sales tax ruling?

How will IL benefit from SCOTUS online sales tax ruling? States also still must announce dates by which retailers must be in compliance, says Scott Peterson, a vice president at Avalara, a manufacturer of tax collection software. have a profound effect on the state's tax policy", he said . Amazon already taxes items from its own warehouses. While the decision does not significantly change the fortunes of big chains or e-commerce retailers, the im... [Full Article...]

Apple reportedly planning 'higher-end' AirPods and new HomePod for 'early 2019'

Apple reportedly planning 'higher-end' AirPods and new HomePod for 'early 2019' The new, premium AirPods are believed to be water-resistant (unfortunately for lovers of water sports, not waterproof) and have noise-canceling functionality. However, production hasn't started, and design and technology partnerships for the product haven't been finalized. The report from Sina doesn't mention when a cheaper HomePod would go on sale, but noted that Apple is discussing the p... [Full Article...]

Sales tax bill voted down by Louisiana House

Sales tax bill voted down by Louisiana House The high court ruled in 1967 and again in 1992 that companies without a physical presence in a state did not have to collect sales taxes. The court found the standard doesn't jibe with current-day online retailing. "We are talking about middle-market businesses that have a CFO and maybe no tax department and that rely on an accounting firm to be their tax department", RSM's Kirkell said. [Full Article...]

Univision's Splinter News under fire for doxing Stephen Miller

Univision's Splinter News under fire for doxing Stephen Miller Later in the day, Twitter lifted its Miller issue. "No nation can have the policy that whole classes of people are immune from immigration law or enforcement", Miller said , "It was a simple decision by the administration to have a zero tolerance policy for illegal entry, period". [Full Article...]

Sony looks to mobile gaming to improve its exclusive games

Sony looks to mobile gaming to improve its exclusive games Some of the world's biggest games, from Fortnite to Minecraft to Rocket League , all support some variety of crossplay , allowing people with PCs, Xbox Ones, mobiles and Nintendo consoles to play on the same servers. Despite the underlying dig at the PlayStation manufacturer, Microsoft and Nintendo genuinely seem to want to promote cross-platform play in Minecraft . [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules in favor of online sales tax

Supreme Court rules in favor of online sales tax Rep. Patrick Hatlestad, R-Williston, N.D., says the playing field is even now that online retailers don't have the advantage of not charging sales tax . Roberts said this amount is up in the air, but it could be enough additional revenue to make a difference. "I would really love for our government to get behind the idea of small business and when you do something like this it does not encourag... [Full Article...]

Apple Finally Admits to MacBook Keyboard Design Flaw

On the positive side, Apple likely chose the new design primarily because it saved space for other components in the machines, and some users feel that they're faster to type on than other keyboards because of the very shallow, clicky keys. [Full Article...]

Instagram Releases Update Allowing Videos Up To 1 Hour Long

Instagram Releases Update Allowing Videos Up To 1 Hour Long This compares to Instagram video posts which are capped at the one-minute mark, or Instagram Stories which can contain 15-second long video snippets. Many social influencers have already uploaded to IGTV to get a feel for the new feature. Instagram just unveiled a new way to help it compete with the likes of YouTube and Snapchat . [Full Article...]

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers

Verizon, AT&T to end location data sales to brokers AT&T , T-Mobile and Sprint followed suit Tuesday after The Associated Press reported the Verizon move. Verizon would do so after discovering that brokers who purchased data did not verify whether its users had legal permission to track cell phone users through its service. [Full Article...]

Microsoft’s Latest Acquisition Is Kindling Out A Fresh Google Rivalry

Microsoft’s Latest Acquisition Is Kindling Out A Fresh Google Rivalry Microsoft officials said they intend to keep Flipgrid's original brand, culture and staff intact, but that the company would be aligned with Microsoft's compliance standards for GDPR , FERPA and COPPA. He revealed that Flipgrid is now used in various educational environments that range from preschool to post-graduate classrooms. However, although the deal has been sealed, the terms of the ... [Full Article...]

"PUBG" Hits 400 Million Players, Developer Celebrates With Discount Sale On Game

If you do purchase the Event Pass , however, the items you unlock will be yours to keep. For the first time, PUBG is on sale on Steam . It's unclear if the Event Pass will tie into the Crate system at all, either by rewarding Crates, Keys, or currency, but it wouldn't be surprising if it did. [Full Article...]

Oppo Find X Ditches Display Notch With Motorized Pop-Up Camera System

Oppo Find X Ditches Display Notch With Motorized Pop-Up Camera System With a stunningly high screen to bezel ratio, the Oppo Find X has only pixels on its front and a slick plain surface on its back. OPPO claims it has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 percent, and this effectively allows the phone to carry a 6.4-inch panel while remaining compact enough to operate one-handed. [Full Article...]

Sony's PlayStation Now may let you download games in the coming months

Sony's PlayStation Now may let you download games in the coming months Dumb reason, but there it is". According to an industry source that confirmed the news to Kotaku UK , downloadable games are coming to PlayStation Now later this year, namely in September. Previously it was assumed that Sony didn't want to do anything to acknowledge or encourage rival consoles, since by allowing cross-play they'd be admitting that the Xbox One and Switch were comprable to the... [Full Article...]

Google to begin rolling out Android Messages for the web from today

Google to begin rolling out Android Messages for the web from today As part of its work on RCS , Google announced earlier this year that dozens of carriers and devices makers are including the Android Messages app as the default messaging app. Also, Google has made it easier to copy and paste passwords and verification codes that are sent via texts. "The company has promised to rollout the features incrementally, which means everybody will not be rece... [Full Article...]

OPPO Find X with All Screen Design, Pop-up Cameras Launched

OPPO Find X with All Screen Design, Pop-up Cameras Launched It will be powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor with an Adreno 630 GPU coupled with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage . Oppo says its design for the Find X means the handset can boast a screen-to-body ratio of 92.25%. In the software department, the Find X boots ColorOS 5.1 based on Android 8.1 Oreo. The SIM card tray is also located on the bottom of the device along with... [Full Article...]

YouTube Music Streaming Service Similar to Spotify Launches Soon

YouTube Music Streaming Service Similar to Spotify Launches Soon That's right, the new streaming channel is less than a week away, but there's a catch - it is only available at launch in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and South Korea. What the hell is YouTube Music , you ask? This is an ad-free service that also plays in the background and allows downloads of millions of videos. [Full Article...]

Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders

Apple’s iPhone will speed up 911 location info for first responders Apple maintains that its users' location data will remain private, even when it's shared with authorities. Of course, there are privacy implications to such a feature. 'When every moment counts, these tools will help first responders reach our customers when they most need assistance'. Some centers already have the compatible software, according to Apple, but others will have to install upgrad... [Full Article...]

OnePlus 6: OnePlus' Newest Flagship Killer Is The Best Flagship Alternative Today

OnePlus 6: OnePlus' Newest Flagship Killer Is The Best Flagship Alternative Today The device will be available for open sales across all channels including OnePlus Authorized Stores and more than 100 Croma stores, starting tomorrow. Additionally, benefits up to Rs. 25,000 will be offered on flight and hotel bookings from ClearTrip. For Graphics it has a Adreno 630 GPU. There is a fingerprint sensor at the back, but the phone also supports Face Unlock. [Full Article...]


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