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Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 (KB4284848) Microsoft Releases Cumulative Update for Windows 10 Version 1803 (KB4284848)
- June 28, 2018

For those wishing to download and install this update manually, you can do so by downloading it here . Microsoft is today fixing an issue that causes the Video Settings HDR streaming calibration slider to stop working, and the compatibility issue with certain live TV streaming content providers has been also addressed. (more...)
PlayStation Plus July 2018 Lineup Includes Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma PlayStation Plus July 2018 Lineup Includes Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
- June 28, 2018

PS4 - Gravity Rush 2 - You will no longer be able to use the online features for this title after 6am (GMT), 19th July 2018 . This title is all about learning how to create unique strike, parry, and feint combinations, while exploring a dynamic world with dedicated PvP and PvE areas. (more...)
Apple and Samsung Settle Seven Year Patent Dispute Apple and Samsung Settle Seven Year Patent Dispute
- June 28, 2018

All told, Samsung products were found to have infringed three of Apple's design patents - including a form factor featuring rounded corners - and two of Apple's utility patents. The Korea Exchange, where Samsung trades, is not now open. After a loss at trial, Samsung appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. In December 2016, the court sided unanimously with Samsung's argument that a patent violator does not have to hand over the entire profit it made from stolen designs if those designs covered ... (more...)
Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids Mobile announces FamilyMode, a paid service for keeping tabs on kids
- June 27, 2018

As parents are able to see the sites and the type of content their children are viewing, the idea is that kids soon develop what T-Mobile refers to as "good digital habits". You'll also have real-time location information so you can keep track of where your kids are as long as their phone is on them. So when the time is up, the Home Base can limit the internet and access to it based on what parents choose via the app. (more...)
South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling
- June 27, 2018

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote the majority opinion , supported by most of the Court's conservatives and, somewhat surprisingly, Ruth Bader Ginsburg. For example, Amazon , didn't charge online shoppers in Illinois the 6.25 percent Illinois sales tax until three years ago, when the company opened it's first warehouse in Illinois. (more...)
Audi A4 Sedan, Avant Unveiled In Europe With Discreet Changes Audi A4 Sedan, Avant Unveiled In Europe With Discreet Changes
- June 27, 2018

Their pronounced wedge-shaped design makes them even more eyecatching. Separate openings guide airflow into the wheel housings, past the wheels. At the rear of the auto, the S line variant ditches the previous round twin exhaust pipes for trapezoidal outlets integrated into the rear bumper. (more...)
Facebook gives up on building internet drones Facebook gives up on building internet drones
- June 27, 2018

This solar-powered drone was created to act a relay station for high-speed Internet access beamed from the sky. Since the start of the programme, Facebook has been working on technology and policy to help the four billion people now not connected to the internet gain access. (more...)
Metal Gear Rising No Longer Playable on Mac Due to DRM Shutdown Metal Gear Rising No Longer Playable on Mac Due to DRM Shutdown
- June 27, 2018

Revengeance - the Metal Gear Solid spinoff from PlatinumGames - has been rendered unplayable on Mac due to DRM restrictions. However, TransGaming reportedly changed its business focus in 2016 from gaming to real estate and finance . " There's also no one to make a patch, and users who bought this game legally are stuck having to resort to pirating a copy if they want to play it ", the Reddit user said. (more...)
NRF hails US Supreme Court sales tax ruling NRF hails US Supreme Court sales tax ruling
- June 27, 2018

This decision overturns the court's precedent that a state could require only businesses with a "physical presence" in the state to comply with state tax laws. Lawmakers in the state, which has no income tax, passed a law created to directly challenge the physical presence rule. The 16 states with laws similar to South Dakota's, including IN and ME, are less likely to be challenged. (more...)
Nokia 3.1 Arrives July 2 and Costs Just $159 Nokia 3.1 Arrives July 2 and Costs Just $159
- June 27, 2018

However, it should be faster than most 400-series Snapdragon chips in similarly priced devices. The MediaTek chip has eight ARM Cortex-A53 cores; four clocked at 1.5GHz and four at 1GHz. It has an 18:9 screen ratio, which is something usually reserved for more expensive phones. By shipping with Android Oreo ™ out of the box, you'll be able to enjoy the latest features, including Google Assistant, Google Lens, Picture-in-Picture for multitasking, Android Instant Apps to discover and run ... (more...)
Fortnite Season 5 release date and time revealed Fortnite Season 5 release date and time revealed
- June 27, 2018

Although the law firm representing PUBG Corp. did confirm this, it did not say whether the withdrawal was the result of a settlement or some other reason. That $60 release-which was focused on the player-vs-environment "Save the World" mode-came well before the game started getting outsized attention for the launch of its free-to-play battle royale mode in late September . (more...)
Apple’s Next AirPod Case Will Reportedly Double as an iPhone Charger Apple’s Next AirPod Case Will Reportedly Double as an iPhone Charger
- June 27, 2018

Apple may be facing a few problems with the development of their wireless AirPower charging mat , but that doesn't mean they're giving up the fight - indeed, reports suggest the mats are scheduled to arrive in September. Providing the phone-charging AirPods case is the same one that Apple debuted past year, this report raises more than a few questions. Speaking of the size of the case, another thing to keep in mind is that, in its current form at least, it would be pretty hard to balance ... (more...)
Audi SQ8 Spotted Testing at Nürburgring Wearing TDI Badges Audi SQ8 Spotted Testing at Nürburgring Wearing TDI Badges
- June 27, 2018

Audi has just unveiled the new Q8 but there are sportier S and RS versions waiting in the wings. In the Porsche the powertrain produces 542 bhp and 568 lb. All of these cars use unelectrified turbocharged V8 powertrains. However, standard versions don't get 48V active anti-roll bars because, according to Audi's product managers, such technology is not needed on a auto with a relatively low roofline (for its class) and wide tracks. (more...)
White woman calls police over black girl ‘illegally’ selling water bottles White woman calls police over black girl ‘illegally’ selling water bottles
- June 27, 2018

ABC7 News offered Ettel an opportunity to speak today and her representative declined, telling us Ettel was "traumatized". Austin says she and her daughter want to move past the incident, but she doesn't believe Ettel's apology is honest. (more...)
Microsoft improves facial recognition across skin tones, gender Microsoft improves facial recognition across skin tones, gender
- June 27, 2018

The company identified diversity issues with facial recognition technologies throughout the industry, stating that the systems are usually less accurate on darker skin tones, and performed worse for females with darker skin. "This ATO is a critical next step in enabling ICE to deliver such services as cloud-based identity and access, serving both employees and citizens from applications hosted in the cloud", Microsoft wrote in January. (more...)
Nintendo Switch cardboard edition can only be won in a contest Nintendo Switch cardboard edition can only be won in a contest
- June 27, 2018

While the Labo boasts a number of DIY creations such as fishing rods, giant robot suits and a makeshift piano, the Toy-Con Motorbike clearly has the most potential for use across other titles. It wasn't made to appeal to them. Whilst it's not a massive deal for most people, kids that have built Labo will definitely appreciate being able to play it with one of the best Nintendo Switch games on the market. (more...)
Instagram Rolls Out Video Chat and New Camera Effects Instagram Rolls Out Video Chat and New Camera Effects
- June 27, 2018

TechCrunch scooped back in March that Instagram would launch video calling, and the feature was officially announced at F8 in May. This strategy is probably behind the fact that the average USA user went from spending 29 minutes per day on Instagram in September of a year ago to 55 minutes today, according to a SimilarWeb report for TechCrunch . (more...)
Online Retailers Lose State Tax Subsidy Online Retailers Lose State Tax Subsidy
- June 27, 2018

This would amount to substantial savings for shoppers. It has to do with the way states collect taxes from internet sales. North Dakota focused on catalog and mail-order purchases and required that businesses must have a physical presence within a state for the state to collect income taxes. (more...)
Pluto TV & Hulu Jump In to VR With Oculus Pluto TV & Hulu Jump In to VR With Oculus
- June 27, 2018

This is the main selling point Oculus is using to promote Oculus TV , with the company stating users can engage with content on a screen that is the "equivalent to a 180-inch TV in real life" while also taking advantage of a design that focuses on " comfortable lounging ". (more...)
Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Packs 715 HP Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Packs 715 HP
- June 27, 2018

With 715bhp, 664lb.ft of torque , a top speed of 211mph and blistering acceleration that dispatches 0-62mph in just 3.4 seconds and 0-100mph in 6.4 seconds, DBS Superleggera is a vehicle dedicated to delivering an unforgettable driving experience and class-leading in-gear acceleration, with 50-100mph achieved in fourth gear in a mere 4.2 seconds. (more...)
Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could come in three models, according to new rumor Samsung’s Galaxy S10 could come in three models, according to new rumor
- June 27, 2018

A Bloomberg report previously suggested that the phone could be announced at an Unpacked press event in NY on August 9. Unfortunately, the FCC documents do not contain any information on the specifications of the Note 9. Since it is a non-US model, it could be powered by the Exynos 9810. That clearly follows in the footsteps of the SM-N950, aka Note 8, which in turn supplanted the explosive SM-N930, aka Note 7. (more...)
AI Bots Seek to Beat Top Human Players at Dota 2 AI Bots Seek to Beat Top Human Players at Dota 2
- June 27, 2018

Pitting an AI against human players at Dota 2 may sound trivial. This is plenty resource-intensive - OpenAI Five is running on 124,000 cores on Google Cloud - and while this isn't OpenAI's first public experimentation playing Dota 2 , what makes this interesting is that, compared to its previous efforts in 1v1 matches, this is a team of five distinct neural nets working together to best human opponents. (more...)
Tesla rolls out new connectivity packages for vehicles Tesla rolls out new connectivity packages for vehicles
- June 26, 2018

The email states that from July 1, any new Tesla vehicle will come with two options; "Standard Connectivity Package" provided at no extra cost, and the "Premium Connectivity Package" which will require an additional payment, but the exact amount has yet to be revealed. (more...)
Another made-in-India iPhone: 9 things to know Another made-in-India iPhone: 9 things to know
- June 26, 2018

It is learnt that Wistron has set up a couple of dedicated assembly lines for iPhone 6s at its facility and full-scale production has already commenced. "The made-in-India iPhone 6s will be only sold in India like iPhone SE since it will take time to scale up capacity". Apple was undertaking trial production for the second iPhone model in the 6 series since April and chose iPhone 6s due to its sales potential, the executives said. (more...)
Oculus TV now available for watching shows on Oculus Go
- June 26, 2018

You can move into a room with your friends in a matter of seconds. Oculus TV can be downloaded for free from the Oculus Store, and upon opening it, you'll be transported to a virtual living room of sorts where you'll be faced with a screen that equates to a 180-inch TV if you were viewing it in real life. (more...)