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OnePlus CEO confirms company is in talks with United States carriers

Gaining momentum, the Chinese company OnePlus will introduce a smartphone with support for 5G network next year. But, possibly it can be the OnePlus 7 . However, Lau does promise a "burdenless" experience with a commitment to no bloatware. This schedule applies to all OnePlus 3/3T, OnePlus 5/5T, OnePlus 6 devices and will be effective immediately. [Full Article...]

A new in-game message confirms Fortnite's rocket will launch tomorrow

A new in-game message confirms Fortnite's rocket will launch tomorrow Along with the sandbox-style Playground mode (which now remains offline while Epic irons out issues that cropped up shortly after it launched), this week's Fortnite: Battle Royale update marked the start of another limited-time event, Final Fight Teams of 12. [Full Article...]

Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide

Comcast Dealing With Major Outage Nationwide This reporter's internet is partially affected, with some websites failing to load but others functioning normally. "It is now affecting our business and residential internet, video and voice customers", the company wrote on Twitter midday Friday. [Full Article...]

Qualcomm launches new processors for mid-range phones

Qualcomm launches new processors for mid-range phones The new chip is a big spec bump for that tier, kicking the main CPU from a Cortex-A53 up to a 1.8GHz quad-core Kryo 250 and the GPU to an Adreno 506; Qualcomm promises 40 percent better CPU performance and 10 percent better GPU performance than the Snapdragon 626 . [Full Article...]

It’s not just you: Some Google Home and Chromecasts are down

It’s not just you: Some Google Home and Chromecasts are down Many have taken notice of the fact that this issue is also bricking several Google Home devices too in addition to Chromecast . The Google Home and Chromecast devices are experiencing an outage with "some" in a number of territories around the world, the company has confirmed . [Full Article...]

Wi-Fi is about to get faster and more secure than ever

Wi-Fi is about to get faster and more secure than ever In the intervening months, most newer phones, laptops, and Wi-Fi routers received firmware updates containing patches for the exploit, but WPA3 was engineered from the ground up to address WPA2's technical shortcomings. "The use of the new form of authentication (which is a sort of Diffie Hellman-based system using a password) has been something that we've seen in mesh networking before but it... [Full Article...]

Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute

Apple and Samsung Finally Settle Design Patent Dispute Smartphone rivals Samsung and Apple have been locked in a vicious court battle over allegedly stolen patents. The case had been set to make yet another appearance in Koh's Northern California District Court to settle yet another pack of Apple infringement claims and Samsung counterclaims. [Full Article...]

Telltale Games is Replacing Their 14-Year Old Engine

Telltale Games is Replacing Their 14-Year Old Engine A new report from Variety suggests that the developers of The Wolf Among Us , The Walking Dead , and other popular adaptations are abandoning the Telltale Tool engine used to create the studio's most popular games. Framerate dips, glitches, and technical hiccups have always plagued their games in some capacity but have recently reached a boiling point for players. [Full Article...]

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones

Facebook ends initiative to provide wireless internet via drones In a Facebook blog post Wednesday , director of engineering Yael Maguire announced that while the Aquila drone, a high altitude platform station (HAPS) system, was a major part of the company's efforts to spread internet to those who need it, Facebook will end manufacturing the UAV and work instead on other ways to providing internet access to those without it. [Full Article...]

Instagram estimated to be worth more than $100 billion

Instagram estimated to be worth more than $100 billion Six years ago, Facebook took a huge risk when it bought photo-sharing app Instagram for $ 1 billion . Instagram has been capturing the attention of new users faster than Facebook's main site and is expected to exceed 2 billion monthly users in the next five years. [Full Article...]

Mobile’s FamilyMode Paid Service Helps Parents Monitor Kids’ Mobile Activity

Mobile’s FamilyMode Paid Service Helps Parents Monitor Kids’ Mobile Activity With the addition of its "Home Base" device, parents can also expand the range of electronics they have control over. T-Mobile's FamilyMode app and Home Base connected device hub. You can attach different devices to each child's respective profile in order to make it easier to keep track of who is using a specific device. Others don't have the options of setting usage limits and timers. [Full Article...]

Microsoft Edge now has AdBlock Plus built in

Microsoft Edge now has AdBlock Plus built in Though the Truecaller app was listed on the Microsoft Store at the time of filing this story, it is no longer available for download . Microsoft's step is significant, as the company has partnered with Adblock Plus to build this functionality straight into the browser. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court opens way for states to collect e-commerce sales tax

Supreme Court opens way for states to collect e-commerce sales tax Online shoppers will soon be shelling out more money for their purchases now that the US Supreme Court ruled that states can demand e-businesses collect sales taxes . Broader taxing power will let state and local governments collect an extra $8 to 23-B a year, according to estimates. I get it: You liked not having to pay sales tax on some of the things you bought. [Full Article...]

Volkswagen electric race vehicle smashes record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb

Volkswagen electric race vehicle smashes record at Pikes Peak Hill Climb Bentley attributes the Bentayga's 600-hp W12 engine, adaptive air suspension, active electric 48V anti-roll control and carbon ceramic brakes for helping it achieve the record. There are a few Pikes Peak logos spread about the interior, as well, in addition to numbered doorsill plates. That everything ran so smoothly is an incredible feeling, and the new record on Pikes Peak is the icing on the c... [Full Article...]

Nokia 6.1 Plus name shows up Google ARCore device list

Nokia 6.1 Plus name shows up Google ARCore device list While the likes of the Nokia 8 Sirocco often make all the headlines, there are some excellent midrange Nokia phones that are seriously worth considering, such as the Nokia 3 .1, which Nokia has announced will be coming to the U.S. Its anodized machined metal frame and sculpted glass display deliver the ideal combination for both stand-out looks and comfortable feel in the hand. [Full Article...]

In Our View: Tax Ruling Levels Field

In Our View: Tax Ruling Levels Field Most people will still pay for the fees if there's something that they really want, but some others may be frustrated with the hike in the cost of the items. The court upheld a South Dakota law that requires retailers with more than $100,000 in sales or 200 transactions annually in the state to pay a 4.5 percent tax on purchases. [Full Article...]

Instagram Has Officially Launched 4-Way Group Video Chats

Instagram Has Officially Launched 4-Way Group Video Chats It was only a few months ago that icons for phone and video calling were found inside the Instagram app for Android , fueling speculation that such capabilities would soon make an appearance on the Facebook-owned service. Topic Channels on Explore With topic channels, you can be more intentional about how you navigate posts on Explore. Now, when you want to get inspired by the latest fashion t... [Full Article...]

The high-end GT segment gets a new contender - Aston Martin DBS Superleggera

The high-end GT segment gets a new contender - Aston Martin DBS Superleggera Underneath the bonnet you'll find Aston Martin's 5.2-litre twin-turbo V12, tuned to produce 725PS and 900Nm of torque . One that combines compelling curves with advanced aerodynamics for a sleek shape that both cheats the wind and clamps the vehicle to the road. [Full Article...]

Google Chrome for Android saves articles for offline reading in select countries

Google Chrome for Android saves articles for offline reading in select countries This downloaded content is then available whenever you want to access it, even if you don't have a connection. With the new " surf web without internet " features, Google Chrome will now automatically download the content which will be available alongside all of your downloaded content so that you can access the web at anytime, without an active internet connection. [Full Article...]

The Supreme Court just caused stocks of online retailers to tumble

The Supreme Court just caused stocks of online retailers to tumble Dowell said it's likely that the decision will take awhile to go into effect because states and retailers will need to figure out how this will affect business. Still, the ruling was a central topic of discussion Thursday in the House, where lawmakers in a special session are haggling over sales tax measures aimed at lessening steep budget cuts that hit in July. [Full Article...]


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