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Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

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So it passed a law requiring all but the smallest retailers, including Internet companies, to collect taxes on the sales they make in the state, even if they had no physical presence there. Meanwhile, eCommerce businesses have claimed that their success was because of the convenience they offer, not the sales tax (or lack thereof). "New Hampshire's lack of a sales tax is a competitive advantage for our state, and this decision will unfairly punish small businesses that are the backbone of ... Read More »

Global reveal - new super-Aston Martin is called the DBS Superleggera

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But as with all things Aston Martin , those things are never enough. DBS is a familiar Aston Martin name that dates back to the 1960s, while Superleggera is a name normally associated with hot Italian models. Despite all of the above, it's what Aston Martin's Matt Becker and his team have done to the DBS's chassis that's worth taking a closer look at. The chassis is an evolution of the latest-generation lightweight bonded aluminium structure first seen on the DB11, with forged ... Read More »

Now you can play Mario Kart 8 using Nintendo Labo

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Nintendo wants the best musical instrument and best gaming experience created using the Toy-Con Garage and craft materials. Nintendo shared a short video demonstrating how the Toy-Con works with Mario Kart 8 Deluxe . Specifically, it resolves an issue that would cause the "Search by Code" function to stop working after setting up a tournament. It also fixes a bug that would prevent players from continuing after they collide with a Star Thwomp. Read More »

Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes

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How will this affect your wallet? A decision handed down by the United States Supreme Court Thursday clears the way for Vermont to collect taxes on internet sales from companies that do not have a physical presence in state. North Dakota loses out on an estimated $50 million a year in sales tax that now doesn't get collected by out-of-state sellers, according to tax department spokeswoman Jen Raab. Read More »

IOS 12 public beta is now available

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As a member of the Apple Beta Software Program , you can take part in shaping Apple software by test-driving pre-release versions and letting us know what you think. Today is that day and you can now download the iOS 12 public beta for your compatible iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch . The public beta will be supported on all iPhone, iPad, and iPad Touch models that can now run iOS 11. Read More »

Apple Is Reportedly Working on High-End Airpods & Over-Ear Headphones

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Thanks to the slew of improvements, the high-end AirPods will be priced higher than $159 which Apple charges for the existing AirPods. Apple is even considering adding biometric sensors – like a heart rate monitor – to future models. An Apple spokeswoman declined to comment. Apple is set to revamp its audio lineup as soon as 2019 according to a new report by the oft-reliable Mark Gurman over at Bloomberg . Read More »

NRF applauds online sales tax decision

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Brick-and-mortar specialty outdoor retailers have been at a competitive disadvantage against internet sellers who do not always collect sales tax. Amazon ( AMZN ) and other e-commerce stocks fell Thursday, following a closely watched U.S. Read More »

The Steam Summer Sale 2018 has begun

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Steam , the video game distribution platform created by Valve Corporation, provides daily discounts on select games, but its recurring seasonal and holiday sales offer broader discounts for longer periods of time. Want to keep track of deals and buy games on the go? Take a look at your wishlist on Steam , check it twice, leave cookies and milk out for Gabe Newell, and make sure you've got the best VR fitness games in your queue. Read More »

Here's a look at Instagram's longform video feature IGTV

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As a result, you'll be able to watch content from people you already follow but also discover others. Just like the Insta-stories we know so well, long-form videos will play full-screen and vertical. [Photo: courtesy of Instagram ] Instagram stars such as Lele Pons , who has 25 million followers and appeared onstage at today's event, will presumably like the opportunity to share longer-form content with their fans. Read More »

When will Apple's AirPower wireless charger arrive? Report pegs September

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In order to charge multiple devices at once, the mat has to be fitted with several charging components, each of which are different sizes and overlap across the mat - a task that has proven hard. For example, Apple's wireless headphones, AirPods, were delayed in 2016. Most recently, a separate report from Digitimes indicated that Apple does intend to drop Lightning connectivity with next year's iPhones, but that it'll be replaced with USB-C. Read More »

Apple’s iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911

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Users will be able to use the feature easily, as it will be part of the operating system - they will not have to install a dedicated app on their phone. In the Bay Area, emergency departments in San Ramon and Solano County and at the University of California at Berkeley also use RapidSOS. “This new functionality is an example of how companies and first responders can use technology to dramatically improve public safety, ” said Tom Wheeler, FCC Chairman from 2013 to 2017. Read More »

Verizon to end some sale of phone-location data

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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. A web portal allowed correctional officers to enter any U.S. phone number and obtain real-time location data on consumers. A spokesperson for 3Cinteractive did not respond to a request for comment. Read More »

Instagram announces IGTV, a hub for long-format videos

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You will be able to do the standard social media things like commenting and liking videos, and you'll be able to quickly share them with your Instagram contacts as well. To promote this, Instagram is likely to start a monetising platform for the creators, potentially including ad revenue shares. Instagram was founded in 2010 as a photo-sharing service by Mr. Read More »

PUBG announces 'Event Pass' progression and reward system

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PUBG's Event Pass is, it seems, exactly the same as a standard Battle Pass. Alongside, PUBG on Steam is also going on sale for a limited period, with a 33 percent discount . As the announcement pointed out, this is also the flawless time to get some friends in on the battle royale game so that you can round out your squad numbers and drop into the game with a full team. Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 PC Specifications Revealed From E3 2018

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While CD Projekt RED will obviously pursue further optimizations for the final launch, the aforementioned system requirements should give fans a good idea about the kind of hardware needed to play Cyberpunk 2077 . With this being the case , some have speculated that Cyberpunk 2077 might have a potential release date set a few years from now . Considering how gorgeous the upcoming project from the developer looked in terms of visual fidelity, it would be safe to say that the maximum ... Read More »

Oppo Find X Joins Full-Screen Club, Brings Pop-Up Camera

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It includes some interesting design choices, the most significant being its stealth camera that only pops up when you turn the phone on or open the camera app. This slide out module houses a 25MP camera and 3D facial recognition sensors up front. This helps keep the seamless design of the phone looking elegant, making the front of the device all about the display and the user's ability to interact with it, and the back of the device about the shifting gradient colors. Read More »

Google Home and Chromecast Expose Location Data

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The victim would then be more likely to give in to the hacker's demands. The discovery presents both a privacy and a safety issue for users that browse the web from the same Wi-Fi as a Google Home or Chromecast because it opens up the possibility of cyber-stalking. Read More »

Sony debuts PlayStation Hits catalog with games priced at just $19.99

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Those players jilted by not being able to use their Fortnite account on Switch are more likely to turn to PS4 once more, which is also where their existing group of friends will be. After being flooded with complaints, Sony responded by saying it's "always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience". Read More »

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

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The device has a slide in/slide out feature that reveals and hides both cameras. In terms of durability, OPPO says they've tested it to over 300,000 times. OPPO also introduced Omojis, the company version of Apple's Animojis. Oppo has previously said that it will bring the Find X to North America, but so far we have no further details on pricing and availability. Read More »

Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting

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I might switch back to Messages to give it a go. Earlier this year, we heard that Google was planning on bringing Android Messages to the web, which would basically let users carry over conversations from their Android devices onto desktops and laptops. Read More »

Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride

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But instead of continuing the process of booking a ride, you now have to tap a button that reads "open app" to schedule the vehicle. For a reason yet to be explained, Alphabet's removed the ability to hail Uber rides from Google Maps . Have a low-end phone or tiny data cap? Google hyped up the feature when it was first added last January, releasing YouTube videos showing users how to book a ride without ever leaving the app. Read More »

YouTube Announces New YouTube Music Streaming Service

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Announced on Wednesday in a blog post , the shake-up in services represents a splitting of the original YouTube Red subscription model, which gave users both ad-free music streaming and access to original video content for $10 a month. "On Tuesday, May 22 , we'll be changing that by introducing YouTube Music ". It's likely that the YouTube Red branding will eventually retire as YouTube Premium takes over, and that also means that users will not be able to subscribe only to ... Read More »

The OnePlus 6 sold over 1 million units in just 22 days

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And for good reason, its smartphone OnePlus 6 , in which the model Silk White was already out of stock in France, can boast of having sold a million copies in less than a month. It has over 5 million active members in the OnePlus community, posting at a monthly average of 10 million views through its online forums, which marks the largest online smartphone community in the industry. Read More »

OnePlus 6 beats 5T's one-day sales record in 1 hour

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Fans were speculating every latest technological features in OnePlus 6 . Some may not agree the reasons are enough but what if we tell you how the OnePlus 6 stands out from other flagships this year? As with any glass-backed phone, fingerprint smears remain a real problem, so a phone case or keeping a cloth close by remain unfortunate musts of owning a modern smartphone you want to keep looking its best. Read More »

Democrats Run to the Border to Decry Trump's Splitting of Families

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The US separated about 1,995 children from their parents and detained them between mid-April and May 31, according to the Office of Refugee Resettlement at the Department of Health and Human Services, which is responsible for their care. Under the new regime, at least 2,000 children have been separated from their parents at the USA border and placed in makeshift detention centres. Meanwhile, House Republicans have put together two immigration bills - a hard-right proposal and one that is a ... Read More »

Samsung Chromebook Plus (V2) 2-in-1 laptop announced

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Samsung , on Thursday, unveiled the successor to its notebook which it introduced a year ago. The convertible laptop will be available for purchase in the country starting June 24, with a label of $499.99 (approximately Rs 34,000). Moreover, the new design presents curved-cap keyboard that resists spills 60cc. It has a 16:10 aspect ratio . "For those who choose Chrome OS , we wanted to give them a lot of reasons to choose the new Samsung Chromebook Plus , as it is designed especially ... Read More »

E3 2018: Fortnite Confirmed for Nintendo Switch, Available Today

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We'll keep you posted as the story develops. The girl also used her parents' credit card to purchase Fortnite's microtransactions, spending about £50 each month. As Kotaku reports , playing the game won't require additional apps or to speak to teammates. It's too early to make any sort of prediction about Fortnite's viewability as an esport in the long-term, but adjustments to in-game spectating could help its case. Read More »

Instagram no longer snitches when you screenshot Stories

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The image-sharing service now notifies users when a screenshot is taken of images sent in a private Direct Message (DM). This week the social media network unveiled a feature that adds shopping tags to Instagram Stories - shopping bag-shaped notifications that users can select if they want to know more about or purchase an appealing-looking product in a given picture. Read More »

Apple to close iPhone security loophole

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Having a USB type C port is also good for fast charging. "We have the greatest respect for law enforcement, and we don't design our security improvements to frustrate their efforts to do their jobs". The vulnerability exploited by Grayshift doesn't appear to be an easy one to fix. "There are over 700 million iPhones in the hands of consumers". Read More »

Russian Federation crush Saudi Arabia in opener

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Golovin bagged two assists and scored a stunning 94th-minute free kick and Arsenal fans were demanding that Unai Emery's revives the club's interest in the youngster . Putin then reached over to shake the prince's hand. "This has nothing to do with the World Cup ", he told reporters. Saudi Arabia's route to the knockout round is much more hard. Read More »

This is how you can watch FIFA World Cup 2018 live

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This list includes countries and territories from around the world, and we've tried to cover every region in the world. And there is a possibility that you may not be near a television when the matches are underway. You could also check out Unlocator , which only redirects the DNS requests that do geofencing - so you can watch coverage on the BBC iPlayer for example. Read More »

Netflix May Soon Offer Video Game Streaming

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HBO could grow to regret that decision, as Netflix having streaming video games could work to convert the people who somehow don't already subscribe to Netflix to start a subscription. Netflix clarified, however, that for right now, this is a one-time deal and is more in line with some of their "choose your adventure" style stories that are already on the service. Read More »

Resident Evil 2 Game Remake Arriving in January 2019

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Apparently Capcom has moved a few things around and made some changes to locations and puzzles (there are toilets in this game that the original never had, for example). Both Leon and Claire have their own playable campaigns, allowing gamers to see the story from a different point of view. Some may be anxious that the over-the-shoulder camera may make the game feel too different to the original Resident Evil 2 , but the trailers indicate that the remake is going to be very faithful to the ... Read More »

Apple Closing iPhone Security Loophole Exploited By Law Enforcement

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According to Digitimes , "analog IC vendors" claim that Apple is planning to outfit its 2019 iPhone lineup with USB-C ports instead of its proprietary Lightning connector. Two years ago, Apple went to court to block an Federal Bureau of Investigation effort to force it to weaken iPhone encryption on the device of a mass shooter in San Bernardino, California , but officials dropped the case after finding a tool to unlock the phone. Read More »

Google Home set to get smarter at multitasking

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In a tweet, Google said: "Now Google Home can perform up to three queries at a time, so you can get more done". The tweet was, however, deleted, indicating that the feature may not be ready right now. It can do anything from mine cryptocurrency to guide your workout . It isn't live just yet for everyone, but essentially this just makes multiple commands more natural to say. Read More »

Vivo NEX is what you wanted the iPhone X to be

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After being in the leaks from the last couple of months, the Vivo NEX was officially listed on Vivo's official website ahead of the launch. The new flagship series NEX is Vivo's premium line-up and is the ultimate representation of innovation in design, performance, as well as cutting-edge technologies. Read More »

Black Ops 4 Changing How Call Of Duty Releases DLC

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Previously the Black Ops 4 FAQ did say that content which is part of the Black Ops pass can not be purchased separately. Another key aspect of this Black Ops Pass is the inclusion of Zombies, especially after rumors indicated Black Ops 4 could have a Zombies-only Season Pass . Read More »

Would you rather have net neutrality or an open internet?

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AT&T has had a contract with Netflix since 2014, but they don't have a contract with Hulu . However, while Pai has focused on how the new rules require ISPs to be transparent "about their network management practices", he hasn't touched on some of the most criticized aspects of the repeal: the ability to throttle, prioritize, or block content and internet access. Read More »

Raccoon safely climbs Minnesota building, captures internet's hearts

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Paul's Town Square building tried to tempt the raccoon down with a long pole, but the critter was having none of it. The raccoon then steadily ascended UBS Tower, taking the time to groom itself and lay down along the way. The MPR Raccoon, first found by Minnesota Public Radio reporter Tim Nelson , was stuck on a ledge of a nearby building Monday. Many feared for the raccoon's safety. Read More »

Beyond Good and Evil 2 Gets Beautiful Images Showing Familiar Characters

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While the CGI is looking damn handsome and we were treated to more hints into the storyline, we were also finally treated to some pre-alpha footage and all we can say is wow, this game looks incredible. Beyond Good And Evil 2 is shaping up to be a quite the release for Ubisoft. Beyond Good and Evil 2 does not have any scheduled release window or announced platforms, but we will keep our ears to the ground for any and all news on this anticipated game. Read More »

Cyberpunk 2077 is a 'first-person RPG,' confirms dev

And though much of the gameplay is still under wraps, details are starting to trickle out here and there. Interestingly enough, CD Projekt Red has stated that each decision a player makes regarding these details "influence the shape of the game". Read More »

Microsoft Announces Halo Infinite With Tiny Teaser

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One of the biggest announcements of Microsoft's E3 conference was From Software's new game, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice . Signs point to Halo Infinite for PC as well, considering Microsoft is pushing exclusives to Windows 10 as well. Read More »

New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies

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Now a seasoned Super Hero, Peter Parker has been busy keeping crime off the streets as Spider-Man. Between moves like web swings, wall runs and fast web zips, there are a ton of movement mechanics to sink your teeth into, and I'm looking forward to spending hours honing my swinging skills in order to traverse NY with maximum momentum. Read More »

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Release Date Revealed

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Ultimate has been tweaked or updated to make them more viable or balanced. During Nintendo E3 2018 new releases trailer we can find titles that were already announced during the show, have already leaked or were announced a while back. Read More »