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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...]

Critics Rip NYT for Killing Audio Interview With Stephen Miller

Critics Rip NYT for Killing Audio Interview With Stephen Miller Stories and images of child detention centers have spread throughout television, newspapers, and social media - eventually prompting Trump to reverse course on the issue he'd been saying only Congress could fix. Claiming that the publication of such a brief, tantalizing bit of audio was a breach of their journalistic responsibility, a furious Stephen Miller told reporters Tuesday that he was ou... [Full Article...]

Fortnite Update Nerfs Rocket Spam

Fortnite Update Nerfs Rocket Spam Revealed in the New Updates section of the in-game news tab, the Stink Bomb should be arriving in an upcoming update. There are the usual bug fixes , performance, audio and UI adjustments in Fortnite's patch v4.4, which is live now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. [Full Article...]

Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have any loading screens

Cyberpunk 2077 won’t have any loading screens While Cyberpunk 2077 only had a cinematic trailer, we have no doubt that the production made by CD Projekt Red can be nothing short of exemplary if we look at their works with The Witcher 2 and 3 as some idea of what the studio is capable of. [Full Article...]

50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has scored some pretty impressive numbers in its lifetime. Of the 400 million players across all current available devices, 50 million copies have been sold between Xbox One and PC. "As a result, many of you can't get the items you want instantly, and even though you've invested more money into the system, it can be pretty hard to get the items you want". [Full Article...]

Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks

Former Sony Developer Explains PlayStation Cross Platform Blocks It isn't holding back with the first round of PlayStation Hits titles either, as it features a few that many PS4 players would consider to be must-own titles. PlayStation Hits launch in the U.S. and Canada on June 28. But it looks like Sony is doing a little something to alleviate that going forward. [Full Article...]

Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset

Apple expecting iPhone XI Plus to be its most popular new handset First off is the direct successor to the iPhone X. According to previous reports , the 5.8-inch OLED-equipped handset is largely expected to be pretty similar to the 2017 Apple flagship. Finally, a 6.0-inch LCD iPhone mockup is shown that measures 150.91 mm high, 75.72 mm wide and 8.47 mm thick. The most premium variant, commonly known as the iPhone X Plus , will sport a 6.4-inch display made wi... [Full Article...]


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