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Electronics Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more

Note that after rooting the Xiaomi Redmi Note 5 Pro it is even possible to record videos in 4K, but it is not an official features like the one contained in the latest MIUI 10 beta. Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro A new variant of the Redmi 6, the smartphone comes with a 5.84-inch full HD+ display . There is no notch on this device and we also expect to see relatively thicker bezels on the top and bottom of the display .

Electronics Algeria cuts internet for 2 hours to stop students cheating
Author: 0 Algeria cuts internet for 2 hours to stop students cheating

The blackouts will be enforced from 20-25 June. The government has ordered telecom companies to shut down mobile and fixed internet connections as high school students begin their exams. Algeria isn't the only country to turn off the digital taps in an effort to curb cheating. The move follows widespread cheating in 2016, with questions leaked online before and during tests.

Electronics Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards
Author: 0 Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards

A total of nine models starting from the 2015 Retina MacBook to the MacBook Pro 2016 will be eligible for the free keyboard fix. The company has extended the warranty for keyboards for nine affected models released starting in 2015 to four years from the usual one year.

Electronics Google releases Measure app for all ARCore devices
Author: 0 Google releases Measure app for all ARCore devices

When it comes to the compatibility, the Measure app now works with any device that supports ARCore. Tape measure in your pocket at any time and anywhere? Sometimes you quickly want to measure something but you don't have a tapemeasure handy.

Electronics Apple AirPower to arrive in September after design problems are solved
Author: 0 Apple AirPower to arrive in September after design problems are solved

Indeed, Apple's use of multiple charging sensors to create a scenario in which users place multiple devices on the AirPower at once-something other chargers don't offer-has been a problem, according to the report. Apple faced similar issues with the HomePod smart speaker, which was released this year, about six months after the device was first announced. And that's delaying the release of the AirPower.

Electronics Major US Carriers Each Vow to End Broker Data Sales
Author: 0 Major US Carriers Each Vow to End Broker Data Sales

The data has apparently allowed outside companies to pinpoint the location of wireless devices without their owners' knowledge or consent. Sprint said in a statement that it cut ties with LocationSmart on 25 May, and has begun ending its ties with the data brokers who received its customers' location data.

Electronics Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case
Author: 0 Supreme Court Decides Wayfair Online Sales Tax Case

B&H doesn't require that buyers pay sales tax if they place orders outside of NY or New Jersey, and while you're supposed to later pay those uncollected funds when tax time comes around, the vast majority of people don't. To tease all this out, we need to go back to 1967 , when the Supreme Court first set what was known as the "physical presence" standard in its Bellas Hess decision.

Electronics Uber booking no longer possible in Google Maps on Android
Author: 0 Uber booking no longer possible in Google Maps on Android

In case you didn't know it, Google Maps has an in-app function that lets you book a ride from your favorite ride-sharing service without having to leave the navigational app. Quartz reports that the feature appears to have been accidentally revealed by an Uber employee who didn't realize it was a confidential test now limited to staff, and tweeted a screengrab.

Electronics Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore
Author: 0 Telecom companies say they won't share your location data anymore

After prompting from a USA senator, Verizon (VZ +2.5%) says it's ending a location-sharing program that resulted in at least one partner company sharing subscriber location without consent. LocationSmart said in a statement Tuesday that it was reviewing the letters from the carriers, and denied that it buys and sells location data. Every so often that lack of oversight becomes painfully clear as we just saw with the Securus and Locationsmart scandal , which exposed the location data of ...

Electronics Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts
Author: 0 Steam's Summer Sale is now live with oodles of PC game discounts

The Steam Summer Sale is coming, and according to leaks, it should be live in a matter of hours. Just as the rumors foretold, the Steam Summer Sale has launched at last. Steam Summer sales tend to land around the same time each yeah, with the 2017 discount season kicking off on June 22 and the 2016 one beginning on June 23.

Electronics Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android
Author: 0 Microsoft rolls out redesigned news app on Android

Microsoft has launched a new current affairs app for iOS and Android , giving you yet another way to funnel the latest news to your phone. Remember MSN.com? It's still around - and Microsoft is trying to bring it back by relaunching its mobile apps with a new moniker.

Electronics USA court backs states over web sales tax
Author: 0 USA court backs states over web sales tax

The Supreme Court on Thursday reversed course on a ruling that dates to the mail-order catalogue era known as Quill that limited states to collect sales taxes only from retailers that have a physical presence, or "nexus", in a particular state to require that company to collect sales taxes from its customers.

Electronics Microsoft purchases video learning platform Flipgrid
Author: 0 Microsoft purchases video learning platform Flipgrid

Microsoft's acquisition will expand its educational footprint , where Google Chromebooks have become increasingly popular. Microsoft wants to also use Flipgrid to help students build "social emotional skills" in order to develop better communication and learn how to come back from failure.

Electronics PUBG Has Now Sold 50 Million Copies, Has Over 400m Players
Author: 0 PUBG Has Now Sold 50 Million Copies, Has Over 400m Players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , from its original price on Steam of $30, can now be bought for $20 for a 33 percent discount . The QBZ95 can be found exclusively on the new tropical map, replacing the SCAR-L in Sanhok's item spawn pool. After earning certain levels, free DLC like clothing and weapon skins will unlock and a premium version of the Event Pass will unlock more faster. The pass will contain daily, weekly, and map specific missions to complete, and will last for four weeks from ...

Author: 0 Instagram challenges YouTube with IGTV, a new app for creators

At launch, IGTV videos can be up to 10 minutes long, while select creators will be allowed to make videos up to 60 minutes long. In addition to the enormous increase in video time limits, Instagram is giving IGTV an Explore tab, which is where all of these long-form videos will live.

Electronics Banking experts: Cryptocurrencies can't work as real money
Author: 0 Banking experts: Cryptocurrencies can't work as real money

Beyond transaction capabilities, cryptocurrencies are prone to congestions, which drives up transaction fees significantly. Bitcoin's price surged to around $19,000 late past year, but has since plunged to below $7,000. The bank also revealed that there are chances for the central bank to launch digital currencies, which several central banks are contemplating. "That's true whether it's a piece of paper with a face on it, or a digital token", he said, comparing virtual coins to baseball ...

Electronics Oppo's new Find X phone has not one but three pop-up cameras
Author: 0 Oppo's new Find X phone has not one but three pop-up cameras

Unfortunately, pricing is unavailable at this point but OPPO did state that it will be priced less than some of the other top-end devices now out on the market. Oppo claims that an average user unlocks the phone 150 times a day at most and guarantees Find X can handle that. The iPhone X has Face ID , and Oppo has O-Face Recognition.

Electronics Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks
Author: 0 Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks

Smedley, former studio head of Sony Online Entertainment, sent out a tweet earlier this week saying that when he "was at Sony , the stated reason internally for this was money". It's certainly not a good look for Sony and the PS4, considering players on Xbox and Switch experience no such issue when logging onto the same account on either platform.

Electronics OPPO Find X first look: A Samsung Galaxy S9 on steroids
Author: 0 OPPO Find X first look: A Samsung Galaxy S9 on steroids

As for the performance, the flagship comes powered by the top tier Snapdragon 845 chipset backed by an Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM . After vivo introduced their NEX flagship smartphone, OPPO is stepping up with their own notchless all-screen smartphone that's named the Find X .

Electronics You can’t hail an Uber via Google Maps anymore
Author: 0 You can’t hail an Uber via Google Maps anymore

While you used to be able to schedule an Uber directly from the app, Google Maps for Android will now show you the estimate for a auto taking you from point "A" to point "B" and also will display the cars available to pick you up. "But you can still look up the route in the Maps app and then request the ride from the Uber app". Uber Uber has revealed Uber Lite for the Indian market, marking the latest Lite app to hit Android in the past year.

Electronics Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers
Author: 0 Android Messages now lets users send text messages from their computers

Select " Messages for web " in the menu of the mobile app. Microsoft last month announced Your Phone app to enable a "seamless transition of content" between the Windows 10 and Android phones, which includes things like messages. Aside from the desktop texting, Android Messages is also getting a few other new features like link previews , GIF search , and Smart Replies . I can tell you that I haven't seen an update, but most of these features are already in my Android Messages app , ...

Electronics YouTube launches new streaming service, YouTube Music
Author: 0 YouTube launches new streaming service, YouTube Music

The service will be available from May 22 in the US, Mexico, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand. YouTube Music is a "reimagined mobile app and brand new desktop player [.] designed for music" according to Google . In a nutshell, the former is a rebranded Google Play Music with videos thrown in while YouTube Premium is YouTube Red with a new name. This new change rolls out Tuesday; you can find more information on the official YouTube blog.

Electronics IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders
Author: 0 IOS 12 will share your location with 911 emergency responders

An estimated 80 percent of roughly 240 million emergency calls in the US this year will come from mobile phones , most of which are capable of precisely tracking where their users are. "This advancement from Apple and RapidSOS will be transformative for emergency response in the United States". RapidSOS's technology integrates with 911 centers' existing software.

Author: 0 Google's Spotify rival YouTube Music finally hits the UK

At the United Kingdom launch of YouTube Music and YouTube Premium , TechRadar asked T Jay Fowler, head of product at YouTube, exactly that question and it's something that the company is working very hard to figure out. For a limited time , get three months free of YouTube Music Premium here, ($9.99 per month after, $14.99 per month for a Family Plan ). If you have not yet tried out the paid version of Google Play Music, you can try the new YouTube Music Premium for free for three months.

Electronics OnePlus 6: The Round Up Of The Reviews On The Gadget
Author: 0 OnePlus 6: The Round Up Of The Reviews On The Gadget

OnePlus 6 is, of course, an evolution of what the company has been doing for 4 years when it entered the market. We weigh the pros and cons of the OnePlus 6 in this post and help you get a clear picture . The OnePlus 6 , despite sharing almost identical dimensions with its all-metal predecessor, has gained a bit of thickness and a sizeable amount of weight, and that's owing to its Gorilla Glass 5 housing, a first for the OnePlus series.

Electronics Conway Laments Migrant Family Separation 'as a Catholic'
Author: 0 Conway Laments Migrant Family Separation 'as a Catholic'

Republicans control every branch of government. Washington Post columnist Karen Tumulty called him out in this on Saturday afternoon saying that " Trump also lies as a strategy" and laying out how that's working here. On Friday, Trump hinted in a tweet that the policy is intended as political leverage to force Democratic lawmakers to agree to changes to immigration law containing elements they oppose, including the construction of a wall on the US-Mexico border.

Electronics Apple has made resolving issues easier with the Support app
Author: 0 Apple has made resolving issues easier with the Support app

Onavo collects data on other apps via networks, rather than through devices. The changes, which were first reported by Bloomberg News , prohibit apps from using Apple's address book or photos to "build a contact database for your own use or for sale/distribution to third parties".

Electronics Gmail for iOS will now use AI to filter push notifications
Author: 0 Gmail for iOS will now use AI to filter push notifications

Notifications will mainly be sent for mails which are considered important or urgent. To enable this option, open your Gmail iPhone app and tap Settings . This is not the first time we are coming to hear about this feature. Google promises that Android will get the feature soon, but doesn't give a timeline for release.

Electronics Nintendo Comments on Playstation Fortnite Cross-Platform Issues
Author: 0 Nintendo Comments on Playstation Fortnite Cross-Platform Issues

While it certainly has the numbers to sustain a good experience for its paid PlayStation Network subscribers, it's doing a disservice to games and their communities in the long run with its anti cross-platform position. Nintendo is also not forgetting about its 3DS gamers and have discounted a bunch of 3DS games. The release of Fortnite on Nintendo Switch was inevitable but still a very welcome bit of E3 news - especially with the whole "it's out now" angle.

Electronics Can I Take an Instagram Screenshot Anonymously?
Author: 0 Can I Take an Instagram Screenshot Anonymously?

In February, Instagram announced that they were testing out a new feature which would tell users when someone was taking a screenshot of their Story. The shoppable tags will now also be visible in Stories. After a trial period of a few months, Instagram has made a decision to halt the introduction of screenshot notifications.

Electronics Online Game 'Fortnite' Is Growing At An Unbelievable Rate
Author: 0 Online Game 'Fortnite' Is Growing At An Unbelievable Rate

This is bad, pointless, and does nothing but hold back the video game industry from becoming a more open marketplace where friends can play games together without needing the same system. You can also purchase a Battle Pass season subscription at a cost of about $10. Other events, like one hosted by Ninja and Esports Arena at the Luxor in Las Vegas in April, OpTic Arena in June and others have attracted a significant amount of players and viewers alike.

Electronics Apple Maps is down
Author: 0 Apple Maps is down

That means CarPlay users will have to launch a different navigation app on their phone in order to get directions during this outage. This feature assumes, of course, that you've already setup the Google Maps app with your home and work addresses.

Electronics Apple to close iPhone security loophole
Author: 0 Apple to close iPhone security loophole

Apple said it was amid planning for a software update for iPhones that will disable the charging and data port of the device an hour after it's locked. "But really there is no reason to think that only law enforcement will have such devices", said Julian Sanchez, senior fellow at the Cato Institute. The update isn't meant to hold back law enforcement efforts, Apple said Wednesday, but to close a security hole that put customers at risk.

Electronics Motor 2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed
Author: 0 Motor 2018 Aston Martin Rapide AMR revealed

AMR, as everyone already know, stands for Aston Martin Racing and the Rapide AMR is built by the engineers of the company's racing team. Slowing, meanwhile, comes courtesy of new carbon ceramic brakes, with 400mm front discs with six piston calipers, and 360mm rear discs with four piston calipers.

Electronics Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked online ahead of official launch
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy Note 9 colours leaked online ahead of official launch

It's not just the earpiece that utilizes the notches we're seeing on smartphones though, with the front-facing camera and an array of sensors also hiding in many display indents. How will the Galaxy Note 9 beat out last year's Note 8? With a recent leak from Slashleaks , it is indicated to be some kind of a case or a back cover for the new edition Samsung Galaxy Note 9 .

Electronics Microsoft will perform a major redesign for their 2019 Surface Pro
Author: 0 Microsoft will perform a major redesign for their 2019 Surface Pro

It's supposed to be an affordable Windows 10 PC that would compete directly against Chromebooks and Apple's iPad . Reportedly envisioned as a "pocketable device to create a truly personal and versatile computing experience", the mysterious Andromeda is now scheduled for a 2018 launch, although nothing's set in stone just yet.

Electronics All the Ways You Can Celebrate Father’s Day in Chicago
Author: 0 All the Ways You Can Celebrate Father’s Day in Chicago

Here's what you can do. That's why you need an established, reliable, and power-packed SUV to take you to any family bonding destination without the hassle. "And while cheesy dads may not be flawless, they're always great". There are many parks in Brampton , if you'd rather let dad relax, a walk in the park never did anyone any harm.

Electronics Arcade Archives Sky Skipper Arrives On The Nintendo Switch In July 2018
Author: 0 Arcade Archives Sky Skipper Arrives On The Nintendo Switch In July 2018

However, if you're curious about a piece of Nintendo history, you should be able to give it a go very soon, as it's being brought to Switch as part of Nintendo's Arcade Classics line of eShop releases. Nintendo pulled out the roms from this cabinet, copied them and sent them to Japan. The $7.99 game includes the original Japanese game along with a later version and the slightly revised worldwide version.

Electronics A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox
Author: 0 A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox

You can watch the stream via the Android app or on the website . Soccer teams from 32 nations are descending on Russian Federation to spar over the FIFA World Cup title. Fox is scheduled to broadcast the game on its FS1 cable network and its Fox Sports app. Telemundo is airing the game on Telemundo Deportes and NBCSN along with digital streams on the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps.

Electronics OnePlus 6 becomes fastest selling OnePlus device with 1 million units sold
Author: 0 OnePlus 6 becomes fastest selling OnePlus device with 1 million units sold

In the US, OnePlus is the No 1 smartphone vendor in the open market US$400-US$600 range - sold without bundled telecommunication carrier contracts - with a 44 per cent market share. Unlike companies such as Apple , Samsung , and LG, OnePlus follows a "one flagship a year" strategy under which it brings all its efforts to bring one single model in a year instead of releasing multiple options.

Electronics Resident Evil 2 Remake is Bringing Back Hunk and Tofu
Author: 0 Resident Evil 2 Remake is Bringing Back Hunk and Tofu

Next year, we will get to experience the terror of that Licker by the window, the arms flailing through the boards, the giant fucking moth, and that horrifying sewer tunnel of tarantulas once again, as Capcom's genre-defining classic returns, powered by the Resident Evil 7 engine and ready to creep out a whole new generation.

Electronics Sony Responds to ‘Fortnite’ Account Controversy
Author: 0 Sony Responds to ‘Fortnite’ Account Controversy

That's likely of little solace to PS4 players who want to take the game on the go with their Switch and who received no previous warning that playing on Sony's system would effectively hold their account hostage to that console for all time.

Electronics Fire Emblem: Three Houses Revealed: Spring 2019
Author: 0 Fire Emblem: Three Houses Revealed: Spring 2019

A new Fire Emblem is coming to the Switch and we couldn't be more excited. This has been corrected. You can also get an idea as to the battles you'll be fighting in Fire Emblem: Three Houses as a decent amount of gameplay was shown in the trailer.