• Sony is working on a ‘solution’ for PS4 console cross-play controversy
Sony is working on a ‘solution’ for PS4 console cross-play controversy

There may yet be hope for a cross-play solution between all consoles in our near future, as recent comments from Sony Interactive Entertainment America CEO Shawn Layden seem to indicate that Sony is looking into possible solutions or compromises.

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  • Stranger Things and a Possible new Engine for TellTale Games
Stranger Things and a Possible new Engine for TellTale Games

Since their inception in 2004, one of Telltale's biggest successes, if we look past the games , in their story-telling engine. As Telltale approaches the release of The Walking Dead: The Final Season, it's only apt that the studio is reportedly set to finally move on from its aging engine.

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  • July 2018 PlayStation Plus Free Games Include Heavy Rain, Rayman 3
July 2018 PlayStation Plus Free Games Include Heavy Rain, Rayman 3

Heavy Rain seems to continue the trend of Sony offering their first party releases on PS Plus and it follows Beyond Two Souls as the second Quantic Dream game for the PS4 that has been released on PlayStation Plus. At least on PS3, we're being treated to the excellent Rayman 3 HD and Vita gamers will receive the overlooked Zero Time Dilemma ....

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  • Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery
Facebook halts production of drones for internet delivery

On Tuesday the company said it would instead partner with firms such as Airbus to continue its efforts to connect more people to the internet . According to Facebook, which started its development on the high-altitude platform station (HAPS) technology in 2014, many other companies have started to develop similar technologies, which has led to F...

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  • Instagram estimated to be worth over $100bn
Instagram estimated to be worth over $100bn

Fast-forward six years later, and the social media platform is probably laughing itself silly at the doubters while on the way to bank. In this case, Instagram is mimicking Google's YouTube . Instagram doesn't now allow video ads, but Systrom said it eventually will. It is likely that the app's 2018 revenue growth will continue to come from...

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  • Apple and Samsung Settle Seven Year Patent Dispute
Apple and Samsung Settle Seven Year Patent Dispute

After seven years, Samsung and Apple have finally settled a lawsuit that alleged Samsung copied Apple's design for the iPhone. Last month it said: "We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers".

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  • Mobile’s FamilyMode offers parental control for your home WiFi
Mobile’s FamilyMode offers parental control for your home WiFi

FamilyMode is both a service and an app. Within that app is where you'll find the controls for all of the connected devices in your home. This means parents could really keep track of everything digital by just accessing the app. Once the devices are chosen, parents can then set internet limits, filter inappropriate content, and choose which apps ...

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  • Microsoft updates Windows 10 News app with rebrand and new design
Microsoft updates Windows 10 News app with rebrand and new design

It's also been added to the iOS beta program. Last week, Microsoft announced "Microsoft News" and launched updated apps for iOS and Android that introduced a new design and rebrand. The Adblock Plus feature can be enabled in the browser's settings, and it doesn't even require a separate download to install and use. The tweet reads: Due ...

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  • South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling
South Dakotans may see lower rate after sales tax ruling

A recent loosening of states' sales tax collection affects purchases of products online. The law requires out-of-state sellers who do more than $100,000 of business in the state or more than 200 transactions annually with state residents to collect sales tax and send it to the state.

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  • NRF hails US Supreme Court sales tax ruling
NRF hails US Supreme Court sales tax ruling

Wayfair that previously did not require Overstock to collect and remit taxes in states where it did not have a physical presence. Since 1992, brick-and-mortar stores have faced a crushing disadvantage because they were adding sales tax to the cost of their items while many online retailers were not.

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  • Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159
Nokia 3.1 lands July 2 for a ridiculous $159

Subtle but striking metal accents are matched with dual diamond cuts for a premium finish. Just the right size for single handed use, it now packs a larger 5.2-inch HD+ display which is protected by damage resistant 2.5D curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass 3 to keep it attractive for longer.

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  • Cannabis dispensaries vow to stop dealing with 'Permit Patty' after viral video
Cannabis dispensaries vow to stop dealing with 'Permit Patty' after viral video

Into the cellphone held up to her ear. She said she would be willing to apologize to Austin and Rogers, but Austin indicated that she would not accept an apology. Phillip Atiba Goff, president of the Center for Policing Equity, a nonprofit that promotes police transparency and accountability, told The Washington Post in May that many people see the...

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  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated To Work With Nintendo Labo
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Updated To Work With Nintendo Labo

While the Labo boasts a number of DIY creations such as fishing rods, giant robot suits and a makeshift piano, the Toy-Con Motorbike clearly has the most potential for use across other titles. In Nintendo's announcement today, the company says that Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is merely the first Switch game to receive Labo support. Eight runners-up w...

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  • Instagram’s Video Chat And Custom AR Filters Features Rolling Out Today
Instagram’s Video Chat And Custom AR Filters Features Rolling Out Today

As mentioned, you can video chat with up to four people at a time, and the video will expand as more friends join. However, video chat feature is made available only for connected people, meaning you've to follow a person and the other person should also follow you to make the video calling work.

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  • Illinois Shoppers Pay More for Online Purchases, Good News for Small Businesses
Illinois Shoppers Pay More for Online Purchases, Good News for Small Businesses

How will this affect your wallet? "The court has rightly sided with the states on this issue, allowing states to choose to collect sales tax on all goods sold, whether the item is purchased through a local retailer or through an out-of-state website", Schmidt said.

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  • Aston Martin unveils lovely new $300,000 V12 supercar
Aston Martin unveils lovely new $300,000 V12 supercar

On the power front, Aston Martin has made some pretty big advances with the twin-turbocharged V12 engine . Bringing the DBS nameplate back from the history books once more, the lightweight grand tourer couples it with the storied Superleggera badge reserved for the most spritely of Aston Martin's vehicles.

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  • Apple Starts Making iPhone 6s in India
Apple Starts Making iPhone 6s in India

Apple is likely to offer one phone without an OLED display this year, down from the two models of the iPhone 8 introduced last year. After opening a manufacturing facility in India to produce the low-priced iPhone SE for Indian customers , Apple is now reportedly making iPhone 6s devices in India and plans to produce another model there, a...

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  • Bentayga claims production record and bragging rights for SUVs at Pikes Peak
Bentayga claims production record and bragging rights for SUVs at Pikes Peak

From there I knew how hard I could push and how fast I could go. The manufacturer did fit the SUV with a roll cage, fire suppression, and more suited Pirelli tires, as well as fit more appropriate front seats for the driver while removing the rears altogether.

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  • Apple's iOS 12 beta: what to know before you upgrade early
Apple's iOS 12 beta: what to know before you upgrade early

The good news is that iOS 12 public beta 1 is already available for download , and you can get it on your iPhone or iPad without too many hassles. Once the hefty download is complete, you'll have to put your iPhone or iPad in DFU mode, by following the instructions available here . Siri shortcuts are now available for Apple apps only.

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  • Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing
Google Adds Security Metadata To Apps; Allows Peer-To-Peer Sharing

It's a system that works much like signed drivers in Windows. Google is working on its pledge to increase app security by adding an additional layer of metadata to APKs. Now Google may have finally gotten on that train with the latest update to its Files Go app which brings, among other things, AirDrop-like fast offline file sharing.

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