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Android Messages for web is going live

Android Messages for web is going live In April, Google's plans for turning Android Messages into something of an iMessage competitor were revealed. Google , in general, is working to make the Android messaging experience a little better, which makes sense. The web client will generate a unique QR code which should be scanned by the mobile app in order to work. Google announced previous year it is working with the mo... [Full Article...]

Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes

Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes North Dakota that restricts states from collecting sales tax from retailers without a physical presence in those states. Customers were generally supposed to pay the tax to the state themselves if they were not charged by the merchant, but the vast majority of consumers did not. [Full Article...]

Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends

Apple changes App Store rules to cut data collection on your friends The guidelines restrict the use of apps which will either generate excessive heat, put unnecessary strain on the resources of the mobile device, or drain the battery. Six months after crypto exchange Coinbase's app became the number one trending app on the App Store, Apple has now apps to provide wallet services under a caveat. [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Description Reportedly Leaks Ahead of E3 Unveiling

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Description Reportedly Leaks Ahead of E3 Unveiling Assassin's Creed Odyssey features romance options from what we can tell, with some dialogue options being shown with a heart to indicate that they are. We're not getting our hopes up, but be on the lookout just in case. E3 2018 coverage at Giant Bomb : Still more commentary and news from E3, from our colleagues at Giant Bomb. [Full Article...]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every character ever - plus Snake and Ridley

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate includes every character ever - plus Snake and Ridley One of the main attractions of Nintendo Switch over the past weeks is Pokemon: Let's Go. For those who may not know, E3 is the biggest video game expo in the US. Hopefully Mew won't be locked behind a pay wall for a novelty controller, or there will be hell to pay with completionist Pokemon Trainers. The original Mario Party mode will be included with new features including "character ... [Full Article...]

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls VI

Bethesda announces The Elder Scrolls VI During their E3 conference Bethesda teased the next Elder Scrolls game with a short video of some mountains. Now in pre-production at Bethesda Game Studios, the acclaimed developers of Skyrim and Fallout 4. Arena is a 1v1 player versus mode, and finally Town brings you into a town building mode. The first of these is an original IP called Starfield , which is set in space. [Full Article...]

Everything Bethesda announced at its E3 2018 press briefing

Everything Bethesda announced at its E3 2018 press briefing The trailer doesn't reveal much other than you are one of the Vault 76 dwellers and it's your job to rebuild the U.S., what that entails will no doubt be revealed atthe Bethesda show in a few hours. Instead of playing with hundreds of people at once, only a few dozen will be occupying the same online space as you. Howard called the game "softcore survival", adding that players won't lose progres... [Full Article...]

EA Announces Origin Access Premier on PC; Coming Later This Summer

EA Announces Origin Access Premier on PC; Coming Later This Summer Origin Access is EA's subscription service for PC users akin to its Xbox service, EA Access. EA has announced a new streaming subscription service for its games. It costs $14.99 per month or $99.99 per year. They will also get access to over 100 older games , like " Need For Speed Payback ", Mad Max ", and the " Batman: "Arkham " series, along with a 10% discount on Origin purchases. [Full Article...]

How Apple plans to simplify porting iOS apps to macOS

How Apple plans to simplify porting iOS apps to macOS The new mode, which allows users to switch to a darkened colour scheme, would be a welcome addition for those who work for long hours at night and for designers and artists. The update comes with a host of new features like interactive notifications, Walkie-Talkie style of communication, smarter Siri and more. Voice Memos is an uber-popular default iOS app that allows users to quickly ... [Full Article...]

Facebook gave Apple, Samsung, Microsoft too much freedom

Facebook gave Apple, Samsung, Microsoft too much freedom Even before Cambridge Analytica became a household name , Facebook allowed device members to access the personal information of members' friends without permission, possibly breaking the consent decree . "These partners signed agreements that prevented people's Facebook information from being used for any other objective than to recreate Facebook-like experiences."Regulators and authorities i... [Full Article...]

Teens favor YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat over Facebook and Twitter

Teens favor YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat over Facebook and Twitter Pew surveyed American teens aged from 13 to 17 and found that only 51 percent of them said they used Facebook at all. The researchers discovered that more than 80 percent of United States teens are using YouTube , making this video-streaming service the most popular social media platform for teens. [Full Article...]

Facebook is shutting down trending topics feature

A company official told The Associated Press that the feature is outdated and wasn't popular. Facebook also notes that it was never made globally available, being only available in five countries and accounting for less than 1.5% of clicks to publishers. [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been confirmed, will bring more RPG mechanics

Assassin's Creed Odyssey has been confirmed, will bring more RPG mechanics And if that dude getting kicked off cliff seems recognisable, it is because it is basically just that bit from 300. The most recent entry in the franchise was Assassin's Creed Origins , released past year, which dialed the events of the game all the way back to Egypt during the Ptolemaic period (49-47 BC). [Full Article...]

Fallout 76: What We Want At E3 2018

Fallout 76: What We Want At E3 2018 The Autin team is formerly Battlecry Studios. According to Kotaku , Fallout 76 will be an "online game of some sort", with Polygon also reporting that it heard rumours of a multiplayer feature. Is it a new Fallout game or an online/multiplayer spin off? Bethesda has made a big, time-wasting tease of announcing it, but Fallout 76 feels kind of obvious. [Full Article...]

Feds Say Your Internet Router May Be Infected With Russian Malware

Feds Say Your Internet Router May Be Infected With Russian Malware Anyone with a small office or home office router should power cycle , or reboot their routers to disrupt the malware. Along with routers made by Linksys , Netgear , TP-Link and Mikrotik , network-attached storage devices (NAS) made by QNAP have also been targeted. [Full Article...]

PS4 Days of Play Edition Announced Alongside Hardware and Game Discounts

PS4 Days of Play Edition Announced Alongside Hardware and Game Discounts If you're looking for something a little more powerful, you'll be able to pick up the PS4 Pro for $349.99. The console features the "iconic PlayStation shapes in a dazzling gold design". Just released last month, " God of War " will be on sale for $49.99, a $10 discount. Sony's annual Days of Play event is just around the corner. If you need a new or extra DualShock 4 wireless controller , t... [Full Article...]

Apple Officially Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud

Apple Officially Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud Apple iOS 11.4 for brings AirPlay 2 which will let users control music in their home from iOS device. The iOS 11.4 update is available today. Best of all, the Sonos One gives you access to Alexa, while the HomePod speaker is stuck with Siri. [Full Article...]

Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list

Facebook and Google at top of GDPR complaints list The European Union's flagship data protection laws have hit an early hitch, with several major USA news websites blocked to European users out of concern that they might fall foul of the rules. What do you think of the GDPR? The law applies not only to companies in Europe but all foreign companies providing services or selling products to European citizens as well. [Full Article...]

Houston Astros donating raffle proceeds to Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund

Houston Astros donating raffle proceeds to Santa Fe Strong Memorial Fund Watt told "Good Morning America" past year he made a decision to try and find a way to help Houston as he watched his city become inundated with deadly floodwater from his hotel in Dallas. Dimitrios Pagourtzis is being held on capital murder charges. Authorities say a 17-year-old student carried out the attack. Antonios Pagourtzis said his son never displayed any signs that he would be capa... [Full Article...]

Pompeo says fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un

Pompeo says fate of US-NKorea summit rests with Kim Jong Un Trump cast doubt Tuesday on the future of the June 12 meeting. "It could very well be June 12", the president told reporters Wednesday afternoon as he left the White House on his way to NY. China's visiting foreign minister said his country supports the summit being held at its now scheduled time and venue and sees no reason for a delay. [Full Article...]


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