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Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram launches IGTV app for long videos just like YouTube Mark Zuckerberg's Instagram launches IGTV app for long videos just like YouTube
- June 24, 2018

There will be a stand-alone IGTV app , but the content will also be available on the existing Instagram app. Mobile-first: IGTV is built for how you naturally use and hold your phone , so videos are full screen and vertical. Instagram normally allows for a video to be up to one minute in length. "Right now we're focused on building engagement, and there are no ads on IGTV from Day One", Systrom said. (more...)
SCOTUS ruling has huge implications for online shopping SCOTUS ruling has huge implications for online shopping
- June 22, 2018

The U.S. Supreme Court today handed down its anticipated decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair . Others, including Wayfair , Overstock , and Newegg , didn't collect sales tax , and South Dakota has sued them for failing to collect its sales taxes. (more...)
Instagram unveils IGTV for long-form vertical video
- June 22, 2018

From our CEO @kevin: "Today, we have two big announcements to share". Mr Systrom said: "Since our launch in 2010, we've watched with amazement as the community has flourished and grown". Instagram has always been a place to connect with the people who inspire, educate and entertain you every day. With your help, IGTV begins a new chapter of video on Instagram . (more...)
PlayStation Hits Discounted Games Line Announced PlayStation Hits Discounted Games Line Announced
- June 22, 2018

Players who have created an Epic account to play hit game Fortnite on PS4, and then decided they loved the game so much they bought it for Switch or Xbox have encountered an issue. While it would be nice for everyone to be able to play together, realistically, as the analyst puts it, you'd still need more online friends, which you'll be making with players on the same platform anyway. (more...)
50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds 50M Units Sold with 400M Players Worldwide + Sanhok Release - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
- June 21, 2018

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds , from its original price on Steam of $30, can now be bought for $20 for a 33 percent discount . It'll be rolled out alongside Sanhok on June 22. After earning certain levels, free DLC like clothing and weapon skins will unlock and a premium version of the Event Pass will unlock more faster. If you want to unlock content from Sanhok Event Pass permanently, you'll need to buy into it. (more...)
Oppo's Find X ditches the notch in favour of sliding camera array Oppo's Find X ditches the notch in favour of sliding camera array
- June 21, 2018

The display looks similar to Galaxy flagships, but slightly better due to the lack of bezels. Oppo claims that it has dedicated 93.8-percent of the fascia to the display . Price may vary according to the region the phone is bought in. The all-new Find X has been in the rumors mills from last few months. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. (more...)
Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch
- June 20, 2018

Instead, the top section of the phone slides up. Front camera: On the front, the Oppo Find X comes with a 25MP camera with AI and portrait light feature. Still, the Oppo Find X is definitely among the most interesting smartphones of 2018. It is the same with the standard Find X , but decked out in Lamborghini styling. (more...)
YouTube Music coming soon YouTube Music coming soon
- June 19, 2018

The price for this service is $11.99 per month, and it includes YouTube Premium Music. The new service, YouTube Music , aims to streamline the process of listening to music on YouTube , the video giant explained in a blog post. YouTube Music Premium will set you back $9.99 per month. YouTube Music Premium is ad-free, and offers background listening and downloads. So does Google Play Music. (more...)
Apple's iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911 Apple's iOS 12 will let iPhones share your exact location with 911
- June 19, 2018

Back in 2015, Apple launched HELO (Hybridized Emergency Location), which estimates a mobile 911 caller's location using cell towers and on-device data sources like Global Positioning System and Wi-Fi Access Points. The approach developed by Apple and RapidSOS sends location data from an iPhone to a "clearinghouse" accessible to emergency calling centers. Note: iOS 12 is now only available as a developer beta , however, a public beta will likely be released sometime soon. (more...)
The OnePlus 6 is now on sale! The OnePlus 6 is now on sale!
- June 18, 2018

The pop-up events that are taking place across India are at the following venues - High Street Phoenix in Mumbai, DLF Place Saket, Delhi, South City Mall in Kolkata, The Forum Vijaya in Chennai, OnePlus Experience Store, Brigade Road, in Bengaluru. (more...)
Bannon Says Trump Doesn't Have to `Justify' Border Separations
- June 18, 2018

Bannon said . Democrats are being forced to get creative in protesting the Trump Administration's new " zero tolerance " stance toward immigration , as they are outnumbered legislatively in the House. Sessions has repeatedly touted the policy and it's necessity in appearance around the country and in interviews . Republicans in Congress and the administration have leaned on a 1997 court settlement regarding the treatment of immigrant children in federal custody for legal justification. (more...)
Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police Apple to close iPhone security loophole used by police
- June 17, 2018

Last November, the Federal Bureau of Investigation did not seek Apple's help in cracking open the locked iPhone of Devin Kelley, who shot and killed 26 people in a Sutherland Springs, Texas church, in the critical first 48 hours after recovery. (more...)
A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox A World Cup in United States is huge win for Fox
- June 16, 2018

The NBCUniversal unit, which has Spanish-language rights to the 2018 and 2022 World Cups across the USA, said it sold out the advertising across its broadcast and digital properties. The 2018 FIFA World Cup kicked off today in Russian Federation. Notably, the JioTV app also offers live cricket, so enthusiasts can also live-stream the ongoing Test match between India and Afghanistan. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Game Remake Arriving in January 2019 Resident Evil 2 Game Remake Arriving in January 2019
- June 15, 2018

Gamespot has uploaded a almost 20-minute, uncut gameplay video for Resident Evil 2 that gives us a much better idea of what kind of gameplay to expect from this remake. In Resident Evil 2 , the classic action, tense exploration, and puzzle solving gameplay that defined the Resident Evil series returns. It's a rare time for zombie hunters, I reckon, because the Resident Evil 4 HD Project mod now also has a launch date: July 13, 2018. (more...)
Vivo Selects Knowles SmartMic in New Flagship Vivo Selects Knowles SmartMic in New Flagship "vivo NEX" AI Smartphone
- June 15, 2018

To further reduce the bezels, NEX adopts Vivo's 3rd generation In-Display Fingerprint Scanning Technology that has improved in both accuracy and speed, following its successes with the X20UD and X21. The 4,000 mAh battery is sure to carry you throughout the day and the Android 8 .1 Oreo-based Funtouch OS 4.0 isn't an old version either. The company is expected to announce the prices and more details about the availability of the smartphone during the event in China. (more...)
Net neutrality rule ends Monday Net neutrality rule ends Monday
- June 14, 2018

The way the internet is regulated in the USA is about to change. A fierce debate has surrounded the concept of net neutrality . Internet service providers are required only to publish information about how they manage their networks. He also lauded his agency passing power to the Federal Trade Commission for enforcement actions. "The Senate has voted to overturn the FCC order that killed off net neutrality", Doyle said. (more...)
Jade returns in new Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer Jade returns in new Beyond Good & Evil 2 trailer
- June 14, 2018

At this point, the ship gets attacked by a huge vessel and boarded by a samurai sword-wielding Jade, yes Jade the main protagonist from the first game. The new trailer opens in space, zooming in on an ice ring circling a planet where a somewhat dumpy-looking frigate is parked. Also, here's an official description of Beyond Good & Evil 2 and what fans of the series can expect from it. (more...)
CDPR outs Cyberpunk 2077 as a 'first-person RPG'
- June 14, 2018

You play a character called V, a hired gun. In a world where you have no future, what matters is that you control who you are. Unfortunately, there's still no date to look forward to for the release of Cyberpunk 2077 . Finally, Cyberpunk 2077 will feature a unique dialogue system. Night City - in between SF and LA (fictional city). With such an open-world experience to offer, we're going t obe spending a lot of time with the protagonist. (more...)
Square Enix E3 Showcase Roundup Square Enix E3 Showcase Roundup
- June 14, 2018

Upon the game's release, players can expect to see Rico working his way through a blizzard, a sandstorm, and other highly unsafe weather conditions. This action sequence was the world's introduction to a new game called The Quiet Man . Square Enix showed off a chunk of gameplay from the upcoming Tomb Raider game, showing Lara Croft pulling off a whole bunch of deadly and creative stealth assassinations. (more...)
Hollow Knight coming to Nintendo Switch today Hollow Knight coming to Nintendo Switch today
- June 13, 2018

The game's battle royale mode, which has taken the world by storm, will now be playable on the Nintendo hybrid console. For those keeping score, Fortnite is now available for the PC, macOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS. But, now horrified parents have come forward to tell how their daughter became hooked to the game and would play up to 10 hours straight. This effectively means that players on the Switch will not have access to any of the progress or cosmetic items they may have ... (more...)
New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies New Spider-Man Gameplay Trailer Brings the Baddies
- June 13, 2018

The newest gameplay trailer for Insomniac's upcoming Spider-Man expanded on the cast of villains players will be going up against. Set to be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on 7 September, Marvel's Spider-Man looks to be a pretty darn good game. (more...)
Microsoft building a game streaming service Microsoft building a game streaming service
- June 13, 2018

Considering how much effort Microsoft has put into backward compatibility, I would expect the Scarlett devices to support current gen games but offer more advanced features and align possibly with Microsoft's upcoming game-streaming services. (more...)
Smash Series Amiibo Announced For New Ultimate Playable Characters Smash Series Amiibo Announced For New Ultimate Playable Characters
- June 13, 2018

Like on other platforms, gamers on Switch will be able to play against their counterparts on other consoles, as well as the PC (although Sony is blocking cross-platform play with PS4 owners). Fire Emblem: Three Houses has the same turn-based combat as other games in the series, but it looks much nicer on the Switch. It's due in Spring 2019. (more...)
Here's Why IHOP Is Changing Its Name to IHOb (for Now) Here's Why IHOP Is Changing Its Name to IHOb (for Now)
- June 13, 2018

Some people correctly predicted it would stand for burgers, but many others on Twitter and Facebook thought the B would stand for breakfast or bacon. IHOb's revamped menu features seven different specialty steakburgers: The Jalepeno Kick, Cowboy BBQ , Classic with Bacon, Mega Monster , Mushroom & Swiss, Big Brunch and The Classic . (more...)
Apple doesn't want you mining bitcoin on your iPhone Apple doesn't want you mining bitcoin on your iPhone
- June 12, 2018

The rules appear to be an attempt to nip any kind of "crypto-jacking", an increasingly common scam that hijacks a small portion of a users' device to mine cryptocurrency without them realizing. Earlier in the year, Apple removed Calendar 2 from the Mac App Store because the app would offer mining cryptocurrency on devices in exchange for premium features. (more...)