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The number and know-how of devices connected to Wi-Fi networks have both exploded since late 2004, but nearly 15 years later, the Wi-Fi Protected Access II (WPA2) security protocols are still responsible for protecting them. Many companies like Cisco , HP, Broadcom , and Intel have voiced support for the upgrade; Qualcomm has already begun; Qualcomm has already begun manufacturing chips for phones and computers supporting the next generation of Wi-Fi, 802.11ax, and WPA3.
  • Instagram Video Chat Has Arrived

    Instagram Video Chat Has Arrived

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    You can also block people from video calling you. If you ever wanted another reason to spend even more time on Instagram , you're in luck, the company just announced its new features. Instagram users who don't follow a participating partner will be able to find and add the effects by checking their friends' Stories using those effects, or any direct messages including those effects.
  • Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

    Online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

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    As Justice Anthony Kennedy noted in last week's majority opinion, mail-order purchases accounted for about $180 million in retail sales a quarter-century ago; past year, online retail sales amounted to more than $450 billion. The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair , 17-494. Kennedy didn't directly decide whether states could try to collect taxes retroactively, but he said the issue wasn't a reason to keep the physical-presence rule.
  • The Nokia 3.1 officially arrives in the USA for $159

    The Nokia 3.1 officially arrives in the USA for $159

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    Subtle but striking metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish. There's also a solid 2,990 mAh battery , as well as a 13MP rear camera and 8MP front-facing camera . Nokia smartphones with Android One offer more storage and battery life out of the box, as well as the latest AI-powered innovations from Google to help you stay ahead of the game every day.
  • Supreme Court overturns

    Supreme Court overturns "nexus" in state tax law

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    Supreme Court on Thursday , June 21, will now allow states to collect sales taxes from online businesses whether they have a physical location in that state or not. Internet retailers previously were not bound by state sales tax laws unless they had a physical presence in the state. But Nebraska won't be able to start collecting sales taxes from online retailers until next year at the earliest, after an Internet sales tax bill fell victim to a filibuster this year.
  • Aston Martin unveils handsome new $300,000 V12 supercar

    Aston Martin unveils handsome new $300,000 V12 supercar

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    Now to be fair, Aston Martin has made more powerful machines in the past, such as the Valkyrie and Vulcan, but they tended to be limited editions with price tags in the millions. As usual, there's the Mercedes-Benz Comand-derived infotainment system as standard, using a freestanding centre display and a rotary controller. The luxury auto also has a nice injection of tech inclusions that come as standard, such as keyless entry, satellitr navigation, a Wi-Fi hub, and a 360-degree camera ...
  • Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch for their Creators Contest

    Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch for their Creators Contest

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    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a wise place for Nintendo to bring Labo functionality: At over 9 million units sold , it's the Switch's second highest selling title. More details can be found on the Nintendo Labo website . It's running between July 19 and September 7, with prizes including exclusive Switch consoles that look like they're made out of cardboard.
  • Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could bring a big boost to ARM PCs

    Rumored Qualcomm Snapdragon 1000 could bring a big boost to ARM PCs

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    Qualcomm has been pushing into the PC processor market over the past few months by teaming up with Microsoft on the Always Connected program. We have heard that Qualcomm is working on a new Snapdragon 1000 processor intended for Windows 10 on ARM with performance equal to Intel's U and Y Core processors.
  • IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date

    IOS 12 Beta 3 And Public Beta 1 Expected Release Date

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    You can learn how to do this at Apple's Beta Software Program site . The good news is you can go back to iOS 11 with a little bit of work. It is recommended to install the beta software on a secondary iOS device as it may include some serious bugs.
  • Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record

    Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record

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    The front seats were replaced with racing versions while the rear seats were removed, and a roll cage and fire suppression system were installed. "This record proves the outstanding dynamic ability of the Bentayga - demonstrating again how Bentley Motors is the only automotive company in the world that can combine pinnacle luxury and breath-taking performance".
  • Google Play Store adds ‘security metadata’ DRM to all Android apps

    Google Play Store adds ‘security metadata’ DRM to all Android apps

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    Google is working on its pledge to increase app security by adding an additional layer of metadata to APKs. A small but significant change was made to the Play Store this week, and it affects all Android apps. While most of us may be downloading apps from the Play Store already, that's not always the case in developing areas with limited data connections, where users may turn to unofficial channels like peer-to-peer portals.
  • IPhone Brute Force Hack: Here's How To Hack Any iPhone Model

    IPhone Brute Force Hack: Here's How To Hack Any iPhone Model

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    Hickey's technique may be the method-or one of them-allegedly employed by security firms Cellebrite and Grayshift to crack phones via brute force methods for governments and law enforcement agencies. Because this doesn't give the software any breaks, the keyboard input routine takes priority over the device's data-erasing feature, he explained . That's thought to have been one of the reasons why Apple is rolling out a new feature called USB Restricted Mode in its upcoming iOS 12 update ...
  • Microsoft and Razer reportedly team up for possible Xbox mouse and keyboard

    Microsoft and Razer reportedly team up for possible Xbox mouse and keyboard

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    Gamers may soon be able to use a mouse and keyboard with their Xbox One console. Microsoft previously said in 2015 it was working on mouse and keyboard compatibility. The developer-focused presentation, which also integrates lessons from Razer's living room-focused lapboard peripheral , suggested an April API rollout to developers ahead of a planned fall announcement of support for players.
  • Ooh Zsa Zsa: Rescued Bulldog Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

    Ooh Zsa Zsa: Rescued Bulldog Wins Ugliest Dog Contest

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    The contest is a showcase of a dog's perceived "flaws" - in Zsa Zsa's case, her extra long tongue is a little hard to ignore. The dogs and their handlers walk down a red carpet. Last year's victor was a 125-pound (57-kilogram) a gassy and droopy-faced Neopolitan Mastiff named Martha. It is usually held on Friday nights, but organizers moved the competition to Saturday in an effort to draw a bigger audience.
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 May Not Feature the Iris Scanner

    Samsung Galaxy S10 May Not Feature the Iris Scanner

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    Even the recently launched Galaxy J4 (2018) smartphone also came with 5.5-inch Super AMOLED display with 16:9 aspect ratio and is powered by the same Exynos 7570 quad-core processor. Contrary to existing fingerprint scanners in the Samsung roster which require a physical area dedicated to scanning the user's fingerprint, these new biometric sensors allow owners to place their fingerprint directly on the screen to unlock the device.
  • Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose

    Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose

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    Apple's is dramatically revamping its audio hardware in 2019 with high-end AirPods , over-the-ear headphones and a new HomePod speaker, according to a new report today. Meanwhile, both Bloomberg and longtime Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo previously tipped Apple to release over-the-ear noise-cancelling headphones but noted that the company had dealt with production issues putting them together.
  • Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4 launched: Price, specifications, features

    Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, Mi Pad 4 launched: Price, specifications, features

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    On the imaging front, Redmi 6 Pro has a dual-camera setup, comprising a 12MP primary sensor and a 5MP secondary sensor. The display of the 6 Pro comes with iPhone X like notch. A new twist is the standalone microSD slot - you no longer have to choose between a second SIM or a memory card. But the Mi Pad 3 wasn't a great success for the company because of the hardware it offered, but that will surely change with the Mi Pad 4 .
  • Chrome on Android now lets users surf websites without Internet

    Chrome on Android now lets users surf websites without Internet

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    There has been a big push to improve internet access and make it easier to view online content in NBU markets (Next Billion Users) in recent years. Users who update to the latest version of Chrome on Android in Google Play Store would be able to use this feature.
  • Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Canada, Peru

    Facebook brings Messenger Kids to Canada, Peru

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    It is free to download and is also created to be compliant with the Children's Online Privacy and Protection Act (COPPA). However, Facebook's decision to release a child-friendly version of its messenger app comes amid harsh criticism by researchers, activists, and shareholders about the potential detrimental effects of compulsive technology use by children.
  • GM’s Chevy Blazer is making a comeback

    GM’s Chevy Blazer is making a comeback

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    The RS and Premier trims also receive aesthetic upgrades as well. All will get the same wider stance and high beltline, along with a kicked-up C-pillar design. Towing in the V6-powered model will be up to 4,500 pounds (2,041 kg). That is, until now - Chevy is bringing the Blazer back for 2019. That shows a bird's eye view of the scene, so that it's easier to guide the crossover to the trailer.
  • Bethesda sue Warner Bros. over Westworld mobile game

    Bethesda sue Warner Bros. over Westworld mobile game

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    Among other things, Bethesda cites a specific bug in support of their argument that code has been inappropriately reused. If you're wondering how Bethesda discovered that Behaviour used the same code for Westworld that they used on Fallout Shelter - besides the many, many gameplay and visual similarities between the two titles - it appears that Bethesda spotted several bugs in the Westworld game that were also present in the early code for Fallout Shelter .
  • Trading Is Finally Coming To Pokemon GO

    Trading Is Finally Coming To Pokemon GO

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    According to the developer insights on the Pokemon GO website, the additions of these features has been a long-term goal since the game's creation as trading is obviously one of the biggest features in all mainline Pokemon games. Otherwise, stardust, which is a reward players can earn in the game, is required to complete trades among players. Level 40 players have shared some of the new features online, confirming that it will take 90 days of trading, battling, or sending gifts for ...
  • New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online

    New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online

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    That older case prevented states from collecting a sales tax from retailers without a physical presence in their state. South Dakota law, the focus of the court ruling , requires online retailers with more than $100,000 in annual sales to collect taxes.
  • Microsoft pulls back on plans for VR support on Xbox One - Xbox

    Microsoft pulls back on plans for VR support on Xbox One - Xbox

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    He went on to say that the PC and not the Xbox is the "best platform" for the virtual experiences. The company views virtual reality and mixed reality as being better-suited to the PC platform, while Xbox is best for offering experiences that are " played on the TV ." .
  • Steam Summer sale 2018 is up!

    Steam Summer sale 2018 is up!

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    Still there are some decent deals hidden among the ever-increasing piles of chaff that fill Steam these days. Steam Controller too is discounted by 33% but still costs €36.84. The Summer Sale is Steam's biggest of the year where some discounts are just absolutely bonkers, but therein lies the issue for our wallets. Fight off interplanetary invaders as a "Salien" to reap cool rewards during Valve's most recent Summer Sale of 2018, and grab yourself some deeply discounted titles to ...
  • Samsung is apparently testing an Android Go smartphone in ‘dozens of markets’

    Samsung is apparently testing an Android Go smartphone in ‘dozens of markets’

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    It is already known that the future new Samsung Galaxy S10 will boast a built-in display, fingerprint scanner , full scanner face, and some other interesting features , like advanced at the time of its release, technical equipment. Long ago in December 2015, Samsung has introduced its Galaxy A3 (2016 ) variant. Various reports revealing the specs of the upcoming smartphone have been doing rounds.
  • Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards

    Apple promises free repairs for faulty MacBook keyboards

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    Out-of-warranty repairs can cost $700 (roughly Rs. 47,500 ), requiring an upper case replacement. MacBook Pro and MacBook owners with sticky or unresponsive butterfly keys will get free repairs, Apple has quietly confirmed today. Anyone affected by the issue who has already paid to have their keyboard fixed is eligible for a refund, Apple said. In the same vein, it is worth noting that, prior to the announcement of the program, repairs involved nearly exclusively swapping out the ...
  • Epic Wants To Change ‘Fortnite’s’ Endgame

    Epic Wants To Change ‘Fortnite’s’ Endgame

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    The current method of scamming revolves around deceiving the population that Fortnite is available on Android . They've become a big target, as " Fortnite " has grown. Malwarebytes has set up a separate page called "Android/Trojan.FakeFortnite", the name given to the "clickbait trojan" for the Android platform that pretends to install " Fortnite ".
  • Trump praises Supreme Court ruling in internet sales tax case

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    The high court called the 1992 decision limiting states' ability to tax online retailers "unsound and incorrect". "They'll need to pay multinational corporations a pretty penny to comply with an endless web of new tax jurisdictions". " Quill established two different sets of rules governing the collection of sales taxes that left traditional retailers badly disadvantaged against their online peers".
  • Apple will finally launch its AirPower charging mat in September

    Apple will finally launch its AirPower charging mat in September

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    AirPower may not launch until September, a year after it was previewed, according to a new report from Bloomberg . To be clear, Gurman has said that Apple planned to completely remove the Lightning port from the device so that users would only have to wirelessly charge the handset.
  • Microsoft gave up on VR for Xbox One

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    The company previously mentioned its plans for VR on the Xbox One X , aka Project Scorpio , but we never really got to see VR actually running on any Xbox One devices. "As it relates to Xbox, no". However, Xbox/Windows 10 exclusive game State of Decay 2 was May's best-selling title in the U.S., which is quite impressive considering the game launched on May 22 and was also available through Xbox Games Pass on launch day.
  • United States carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

    United States carriers stop selling location data to brokers, but will for advertisers

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    Verizon said that about 75 companies have been obtaining its customer data from two little-known California-based brokers that Verizon supplies directly - LocationSmart and Zumigo. LocationSmart pushed back against Wyden's characterization, insisting in a statement that it "does not buy or sell location information, nor does it permit the sharing of location information about any mobile device without a user's consent".
  • Google's digital tape measure app is live for ARCore devices

    Google's digital tape measure app is live for ARCore devices

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    Note the blue margin-of-error text below the measurement. Just point the phone at something, drag out either the "length" or "height" measurement tools onto the camera feed, and adjust the end points to measure something. Apple's not the only one with a measuring application for augmented reality devices! Also, you can move closer to view the virtual line on the screen from different angles and once measured, you can take a photo to save the measurement.
  • 'The EU has made a leap forward': IMPALA welcomes copyright reform vote

    'The EU has made a leap forward': IMPALA welcomes copyright reform vote

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    MEPs voted narrowly for the provision and plans still have to be agreed with the EU's 28 governments before becoming a law. The letter stated: "By requiring internet platforms to perform automatic filtering [on] all of the content that their users upload, Article 13 takes an unprecedented step towards the transformation of the internet, from an open platform for sharing and innovation, into a tool for the automated surveillance and control of its users".
  • States Set to Gain Billions in Sales Taxes After Court Ruling

    States Set to Gain Billions in Sales Taxes After Court Ruling

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    On Twitter, President Donald Trump called the decision a "Big victory for fairness and for our country". State and local governments had grown increasingly agitated as sales from brick and mortar retailers gave way to online retail, which now comprises approximately 9.5% of the dollar value of total purchases.
  • Booking Uber rides no longer possible via Google Maps on Android

    Booking Uber rides no longer possible via Google Maps on Android

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    You all should know that earlier the function did work if a user does not have Uber installed on their device. Google Maps is a still a one-stop shop for a lot of different features, all to help you get from one place to another. Uber was the only one available when they first added it back in 2014 but two years later, other options were added depending on the available ones in your territory.
  • Nintendo and Xbox fire shots at Sony with new crossplay video

    Nintendo and Xbox fire shots at Sony with new crossplay video

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    The Switch version of Minecraft received an update today that enables cross-play with PC, Xbox One , and smartphone players. For now, Sony remains elusive about its plans for cross-play - if it has any at all. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online. In other words, pirating games is always a lose-lose situation and users should always support the developers by purchasing the great titles ...
  • Steam Tool Tells You How Much Money You've Spent on Games

    Steam Tool Tells You How Much Money You've Spent on Games

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    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. PC gamers can expect hundreds of significant discounts on popular games and downloadable content throughout the weekend. Other games worth considering include Nioh: Complete Edition for $29.99 (40% off) and Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition for $24.99 (50% off).
  • Apple taps RapidSOS to help emergency responders pinpoint iOS users' locations

    Apple taps RapidSOS to help emergency responders pinpoint iOS users' locations

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    Apple's new feature gets ahead of the game by ensuring that most of the calls coming from iPhones will deliver timely, accurate location information without sacrificing the users' privacy. But RapidSOS has perfected the data pipeline to send that information securely and efficiently to many 911 call centers in a way that's compatible with their existing software.
  • Verizon and AT&T decide to stop selling your location to third parties

    Verizon and AT&T decide to stop selling your location to third parties

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    The Verizon logo is seen on the side of a truck in New York City, U.S., October 13, 2016. Verizon also said it would not enter into any more data-sharing contracts with third parties. The data Securus used reportedly came from another company, 3Cinteractive, which snagged it from LocationSmart (which has historically gotten data from the wireless carriers).