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New sales tax ruling to spike retail prices online


Mary Fallin said in a statement. President Donald Trump praised a Thursday Supreme Court ruling that could soon lead to online retailers having to collect state sales taxes in 45 states. Other internet companies opposed the law, saying the thousands of variances in local and state tax laws create an accounting nightmare for business owners. Read More »

Instagram launches hour-long videos as it celebrates one billion users

IGTV is the most recent addition to Instagram's video offerings, following the introduction of Instagram Stories and live video. IGTV is rolling out globally to Android and iOS over the next few weeks. YouTube has a serious competitor now from Facebook owned photo hosting social media site Instagram . In other words: IGTV may not look super-impressive yet, but YouTube and other mobile video platforms ought to consider themselves on alert. Read More »

Microsoft rebrands MSN News under Microsoft News brand


Microsoft News also powers news on Microsoft Edge , the News app in Windows 10, Skype, Xbox and It's official, Microsoft's MSN News app has officially been renamed to "Microsoft News" on iOS and Android , though the new branding won't replace the decades-old MSN brand. Read More »

With Billions At Stake, Supreme Court Rules States May Tax Online Retailers

B&H doesn't require that buyers pay sales tax if they place orders outside of NY or New Jersey, and while you're supposed to later pay those uncollected funds when tax time comes around, the vast majority of people don't. The case the court ruled in has to do with a law passed by South Dakota in 2016. Each state has a complex sales tax system, which was cited in the 1992 Quill case as a reason against requiring businesses to collect the dues in states where they had no physical presence. Read More »

Microsoft Buys Video-Discussion Platform Flipgrid


Flipgrid is mainly created to help teachers foster their students' communications and social skills but also has other uses such as allowing faculty members to share feedback with one another. Eran Megiddo, corporate vice-president at Microsoft , said: "We are thrilled to see the impact Flipgrid has had in social learning thus far and look forward to helping them continue to thrive as part of the Microsoft family". Read More »

Oppo shows Apple how to eliminate iPhone’s notch with style


Oppo also announced the Find X Lamborgini Edition, with faster Super VOOC charging. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Chinese smartphone maker finally took wraps from its much teased flagship device - Oppo Find X . Features like AI portraits and AI Scene Recognition technology are integrated. The front camera AI also supports 3D emojis. As for the back cameras , the two sensors are accompanied by Optical Image Stabilization, Phase Detection Autofocus, Dual-Tone LED flash and f/2.0 ... Read More »

Ex-Sony Online boss reveals why Sony is blocking cross-platform play


After settling for a while, the cross-play Fortnite issue was raised once more when the game launched on Nintendo Switch during E3. It should be noted that PS4 does feature cross-play support for Fortnite on PC and mobile devices. John Smedley, the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general manager of Amazon Game Studios, suggested that the "simple" reason was for financial gain . Read More »

BIS warns of cryptocurrency trust deficit


The BIS is an worldwide financial institution owned by central banks which "fosters global monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks". It is true that now Bitcoin would not be suitable as a means of payment if mass option took place since its transaction processing capacity maximum is estimated to be between 3.3 and 7 transactions per second. Read More »

Suzuki’s new Jimny gets retro look, remains rugged


For the Indian market, it is expected that the auto will have an engine of 1.0 liter Boosterjet or upcoming 1.5 litre petrol engine as available in Ciaz . Transmission duties are likely to be carried out by either a 5-speed manual or 4-speed automatic gearbox. The SUV is expected to go on sale in the Japanese market later this year. Read More »

Oppo Find X with bezel-less design, sliding cameras launched: Specifications, features


There is not one under the screen, on the side, or at the back. But how does Oppo manage to account for the front-facing selfie camera? Another interesting fact is that Find X has no fingerprint sensor. The screen does not have any notches or buttons and the space on the front will nearly entirely be occupied by the 6.42 inch AMOLED display. There's also AI scene recognition which can identify 21 different scenarios, automatically adjusting the camera settings, giving you better ... Read More »

Apple Fined as Customers Win a Right-to-Repair Fight


At the core of the Australian suit is an issue that has attracted global regulatory attention: Apple's stated unwillingness to fix devices that have been opened by third-party repair shops. The issue first came to light in 2016 when a user, who previously had his home button replaced by a third-party, went to an Apple service centre to fix his cracked screen. Read More »

Google Pixel 3 XL Leak Reveals Phone With Single Rear Camera Array


A leak image of the Google Pixel 3 XL was posted on Twitter recently by user Ice Universe . As per a tweet by a known leaker @UniverseIce, the Google Pixel 3XL will sport a single rear camera. It is expected that the Pixel 3 - or at least the Pixel 3 XL - will come with a second camera so that it can offer consumers optical zoom. Thus, the prospective buyer ends up paying only Rs 9,999 effectively for the Pixel 2 XL handset if all the above conditions are met. Read More »

Google makes G Suite's App Maker generally available


App Maker is created to help professional developers and business professionals who don't necessarily have a formal coding background, including business analysts and system administrators, build applications without necessarily requiring help from IT. Read More »

Pokemon Go is finally letting you trade with friends


Players can also build their Friendship Levels by competing in Gym or Raid Battles with their friends. Pokemon Go will let players trade their creatures this summer. First off, you're only allowed one Pokemon trade per day. If you could just meet up with your neighborhood Pokemon Go players and trade around until everyone had a complete Pokedex, it would kind of defeat the objective of the game. Read More »

Android Messages hits the web for browser-based texting


If you have a modern Android phone with Google's default SMS and RCS app , you now finally have messaging continuity between your phone and your computer (s). As for the other features, they'll be pushed out over the coming week, Google says. Supported browsers include Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Read More »

Google Maps drops the ability to book Uber rides in the app


Now, Google is strangely removing a big portion of that functionality. "But you can still look up the route in the Maps app and then request the ride from the Uber app". The feature was available for a little over a year, going live back in January of 2017. For a reason yet to be explained, Alphabet's removed the ability to hail Uber rides from Google Maps. Read More »

YouTube Premium Is The New YouTube Red


In addition to existing features like well-stocked playlists and access to covers, concert streams, and music videos, the new YouTube Music will offer personalized recommendations to its users based on their listening history and physical location. Read More »

Apple will automatically share your location when you call 911


We expect iOS 12 to launch in the fall, and with it all iPhones from the iPhone 5s through to the iPhone X will use the RapidSOS system during emergency calls. "911 telecommunicators do extraordinary work managing millions of emergencies with little more than a voice connection", said RapidSOS CEO, Michael Martin. Read More »

Why YouTube Music hasn't replaced Google Play Music... yet

YouTube Music will eventually take the place of the current Google Play Music , but not for a while, and those users will still have access to their purchased music, uploads and playlists. Music videos are included in YouTube Music but it's primarily an audio-only streaming service with "singles, remixes, live performances, covers and hard-to-find music you can only get on YouTube", as well as, "the full album catalogue of The Beatles!" You can find songs by typing in lyrics, even ones that ... Read More »

OnePlus 6 update to OxygenOS 5.1.7 now rolling out


The vulnerability was discovered by Edge Security, and at the time, OnePlus had said it would fix the issue in an upcoming software update. In addition to updating the OnePlus 6 , the company is also rolling out new updates for users of OnePlus 5 and 5T. Read More »

OnePlus 6: OnePlus' Newest Flagship Killer Is The Best Flagship Alternative Today


Having a 6.3-inch display at the front backed by a mirror black body at the back, the device has all that it requires garnering the attention of the users towards the device. And just in case anyone isn't fond of the notch , it can always be camouflaged via a software setting . The glass design is something that separates the device from first gen OnePlus mobile phones that were not as sleek as today's OnePlus offerings. Read More »

Trump Again Falsely Blames Democrats for His Separation Policy


Bannon said. Officials across the administration have aired their problems with the policy, including counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway, who pointed to formal immigration policy reform in Congress as the necessary fix. And Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham said on CNN on Friday that Trump could end the separate practice. The American Civil Liberties Union has called on DHS to reverse its plan to adopt the new information-sharing rules and to do what the group says "is truly in the ... Read More »

Apple's App Store Privacy Crackdown May Hurt Facebook's Onavo


Apple's App Store was launched in July 2008, followed closely by Google Play (formerly Android market) in October the same year, effectively creating the app economy. However, it is now clear that Apple wants to do away with sharing and selling data obtained from users of its devices. We still don't have a release date for Steam Link for iOS; Valve hasn't commented publicly since it announced that the app had been rejected by Apple. Read More »

Sony Have "Nothing To Add" Regarding The Fortnite Switch Problem


No Xbox One , no Switch. Not being able to play with PS4 owners is a bit of a bummer. If you happened to play Fortnite on a PlayStation 4 console, do not try to port the game onto your Nintendo Switch . So no in-game purchases carry over, forcing players to create new secondary accounts. The Switch version of Fortnite has all the same features as the version on PC and other consoles. Read More »

Fortnite For Nintendo Switch Allegedly Hits Tomorrow, The Question Is When?


This makes Fortnite available on every major platform. As has now become tradition, following any significant Fortnite update , dataminers dig deep and unearth a great many secrets. Theories suggest that the issue is tied to Sony's steadfast refusal to support crossplay, but there's no official word from Epic or Sony on the cause just yet. Read More »