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Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games

Steam Summer Sale 2018 on now with 1000s of deals on games At the moment, however, Steam seems to be struggling under heavy load (which has become a common feature on day one of these sales ), so you might want to wait a little while before diving in. Steam Database is a website dedicated to tracking what software Steam has in its library. The Steam Summer Sale for 2018 starts today ( June 21 ), which is great news for people who love video game... [Full Article...]

Algeria shuts down internet to prevent cheating during high school exams

Algeria shuts down internet to prevent cheating during high school exams There will be no service for an hour after the start of the exams for paper across the country. Nouria Benghabrit, Algeria's education minister, told Algerian newspaper Annahar that Facebook also would be blocked across the country through the entire week of exams, the BBC reported . [Full Article...]

NRF Says Supreme Court Sales-Tax Ruling Levels the Playing Field

Local governments may also see a windfall as a result of the ruling, since the government estimates that between $9 billion and $13 billion in potential tax revenue is left on the table, thanks to earlier Supreme Court decisions on the taxation of online purchases. [Full Article...]

BMW 6-Series GT Diesel Launched at Rs 66.50 Lakhs

BMW 6-Series GT Diesel Launched at Rs 66.50 Lakhs The BMW 6 Series GT is meant to be the brand's answer to the Mercedes-Benz E-Class in India, which is only available in long-wheelbase form. It will be available across company's dealerships in India from June 21 onwards, the company said in a statement. [Full Article...]

Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes

Apple admits MacBook keyboard flaws, promises free fixes After months of stonewalling an unhappy owner base, Apple has finally chosen 5PM on a Friday to acknowledge an issue with some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards. The devices covered range from the first redesigned 2015 MacBook through to the most recent 2017 model, and MacBook Pro models from 2016 onwards, when it also adopted the butterfly keyboard. [Full Article...]

Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the "Just Build Lol" Strategy

Fortnite: Epic Wants to Nerf the In recent updates they've tried to give players more options for taking down towers, such as miniguns and more powerful explosives, but they're also exploring more changes which could include introducing resource caps to the game. Personally, taking a step away from the building feels more inviting for newcomers - I myself have really enjoyed the balance on Switch where players aren't so adept a... [Full Article...]

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

Google's digital tape measure app is live for ARCore devices Google's updated Measure app makes it available on more phones . For starters, the Measure app lets you obtain the size or height of things in the real world by moving your phone around to look for objects and then dragging the length tool or height tool into the camera viewfinder. [Full Article...]

European Union copyright law passes key hurdle

European Union copyright law passes key hurdle More rifts have opened up in the European Parliament's negotiations over a contentious copyright law overhaul after a new MEP stepped in to lead on talks. However, most other companies are then totally fucked, because they simply can not comply in any reasonable manner. Tech giants aren't paying creators fairly, she added. [Full Article...]

The next iPhone might not have a charging port

The next iPhone might not have a charging port Apple also wants users to be able to place any of their devices anywhere on the charging mat to begin a charge. According to the report, Apple must design the device with multiple charging sensors, all differently sized, placed in various locations in the mat. [Full Article...]

Xbox steps back on console VR plans

Microsoft does not have any plans to bring virtual reality to its Xbox consoles. Are you disappointed that the current generation of Xbox consoles are no longer getting VR or do you approve of Microsoft's shift in priorities? There are plenty of companies investing in it in the hardware side and the content side, or some combination therein. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide

Supreme Court rules states can collect sales tax for online purchases nationwide Shares of Amazon , Overstock , Wayfair , Etsy and eBay fell in trading immediately after the ruling . Big-box retailers like Walmart , Target , and Costco, on the other hand, recorded modest gains. Davids said if he is back next session as House tax leader - state House representatives are up for election in November - he will try to lower taxes so overall there is no tax increase. [Full Article...]

Major US Carriers Each Vow to End Broker Data Sales

Major US Carriers Each Vow to End Broker Data Sales In a letter to the Federal Communications Commission Ajit Pai, Senator Ron Wyden wrote about the "abusive and potentially unlawful practices of wireless carriers", stating that at least one company had been providing location data of carriers without their consent. [Full Article...]

State Sales-Tax Officials Rev Their Engines

State Sales-Tax Officials Rev Their Engines Before this ruling, online retailers had to have a physical presence in a state to be subjected to that state's sales tax . Most states would need to pass legislation before seeking to collect the additional taxes , although some have already enacted laws or regulations similar to South Dakota's. [Full Article...]

Android users, you can no longer book Uber in Google Maps

Android users, you can no longer book Uber in Google Maps The ability to book a cab directly from Google Maps is handy, especially when you're in unfamiliar territory. Google has confirmed this in a support page where they write, "You can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps". [Full Article...]

Wyden: Verizon to stop selling customers' location

Wyden: Verizon to stop selling customers' location The data Securus used reportedly came from another company, 3Cinteractive, which snagged it from LocationSmart (which has historically gotten data from the wireless carriers). Ron Wyden , a Democrat. Both companies buy real-time access to this data from cell carriers, but a lack of oversight resulted in access to this data being routinely abused. [Full Article...]

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition released, trailer shows Switch, Xbox One cross-play

Minecraft: Bedrock Edition released, trailer shows Switch, Xbox One cross-play Nintendo even encourages players to create and survive together in Minecraft on the Xbox One and Switch . Today marks the day that Nintendo is rolling out an update for Minecraft that enables cross-platform play with the PC, Xbox One, and smartphones. [Full Article...]

Get your wallet ready, the Steam Summer Sale starts today

Instead, the offers posted today will live for the entire duration of the sale, with Valve highlighting different games on Steam's home page each day. Be sure to download the Steam mobile app for iOS and Android . It's not surprising given the regularity of the Steam sales , or at least the summer ones. [Full Article...]

The new Microsoft News app brings headlines to your handset

The new Microsoft News app brings headlines to your handset To that end, signing in with your Microsoft account syncs your news preferences across all the devices you're logged in on. MSN is sticking around at MSN.com, but on mobile, it is being rebranded as Microsoft News in an effort to do battle with Apple and Google. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax

Supreme Court Lets States Force Online Retailers To Collect Sales Tax Customers in most cases are supposed to pay the tax themselves, but both sides of the debate admit few actually do. Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion and was joined by Justices Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Samuel A. [Full Article...]

Mobile, Sprint formally file with FCC for merger

Mobile, Sprint formally file with FCC for merger When T-Mobile acquired MetroPCS in May, 2013, it faced a situation similar to what it now faces with Sprint . T-Mobile and Sprint , in a regulatory filing on Tuesday, said they need to merge to create a stronger competitor to Verizon Communications (VZ) and AT&T . [Full Article...]


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