Thursday July 19-th, 2018

Facebook's Aquila Internet-Beaming Drone Project Abandoned Facebook's Aquila Internet-Beaming Drone Project Abandoned

The social network was able to build and test the drone, called Aquila, but never managed to deploy it. Facebook based Aquila on the work of the UK-based drone research company Ascenta, which Facebook acquired in 2014-incorporating the operation into...

'Permit Patty' resigns from her company Treatwell Health 'Permit Patty' resigns from her company Treatwell Health

The woman nicknamed Permit Patty after threatening to call police on a girl selling water has resigned from the California company she founded. In the original video, Austin recorded Ettel with a phone to her ear and said that she was calli...

Hey YouTube, Instagram is Comin’ for Ya with IGTV Hey YouTube, Instagram is Comin’ for Ya with IGTV

SAN FRANCISCO-Facebook's Instagram service is loosening its restraints on video in an attempt to lure younger viewers away from YouTube when they're looking for something to watch on their smartphones. A new report shows that people spend around ...

Apple and Samsung settle seven-year patent battle Apple and Samsung settle seven-year patent battle

In its 2011 complaint, Apple wrote: "Instead of pursuing independent product development, Samsung has chosen to slavishly copy Apple's innovative technology, distinctive user interfaces, and elegant and distinctive product and packaging design, in vi...

Mobile's new FamilyMode helps parents keep tabs on kids' online activities Mobile's new FamilyMode helps parents keep tabs on kids' online activities

You then pay $10/mo for access to the FamilyMode app. T-Mobile today introduced FamilyMode , a new device and app combo that lets parents track their kids' digital activities across devices. From there, and with the T-Mobile FamilyMode app set...

Revamped Windows 10 Microsoft News app is hot off the presses Revamped Windows 10 Microsoft News app is hot off the presses

Microsoft Edge's five million downloads is an impressive feat. Don't look now, but Microsoft is willing to give this a try with the Microsoft Edge browser app for Android. The browser was launched previous year in December and has reached 5 mill...

Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Online Sales Tax Supreme Court Ruling Opens Door to Online Sales Tax

President Donald Trump praised a Supreme Court ruling that could soon lead to online retailers having to collect state sales taxes in 45 states. "By validating South Dakota's law, the Court has granted states the power to tax any business anywh...

Instagram video chat and new AR camera effects available today Instagram video chat and new AR camera effects available today

Direct also supports group video calls, and you can join a group video call anytime you want. All of these features are available on Android and iOS starting today. There's a new For You channel which essentially combines the best posts from yo...

Taxes and tariffs throw online processors for a loop Taxes and tariffs throw online processors for a loop

As online purchases mushroomed, traditional retailers like Sears and Kmart have had to shrink their footprints in many communities that relied on them for jobs and real estate taxes. For starters, only 16 of the 45 states that collect sales tax have ...

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

The Nokia 3.1 in black, blue, and white. Its anodized machined metal frame and sculpted glass display deliver the flawless combination for both stand-out looks and comfortable feel in the hand. Though this is not the first time that one Nokia sma...

Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed Aston Martin DBS Superleggera revealed

With a dry weight of 1 693 kg, the DBS Superleggera is 72 kg lighter than the DB11. The first Aston Martin Superleggera model, a DB4 introduced in 1961, had an ultralight body made using techniques developed in Italy. Adaptive dampening in al...

Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch to crafty fans Nintendo is giving away a Labo-inspired Switch to crafty fans

Nintendo has unveiled a Switch console whose Joy-Cons and dock look like they're crafted from cardboard. That same victor will also receive a Nintendo Labo Creators jacket and a framed award certificate signed by Nintendo Labo developers.

Online Shopping Just Got More Expensive Thanks To New Supreme Court Ruling Online Shopping Just Got More Expensive Thanks To New Supreme Court Ruling

The court chose to overturn a 1992 decision that a physical presence was necessary to require retailers to collect and send sales taxes to a state. How will this affect your wallet? Thursday's ruling opens the door for eventual reductions in the ...

Surface Phone and HoloLens v2 may be powered by Snapdragon 1000 Surface Phone and HoloLens v2 may be powered by Snapdragon 1000

This chip will compete directly with Intel's low-end Y and U series of Core processors. Now Ars Technica reports, via WinFuture (German), that Qualcomm is readying the new Snapdragon 1000 chip, which is has been purposely built for Windows 1...

A faster Google Files Go app is also easier and more secure A faster Google Files Go app is also easier and more secure

Google on Monday announced that the global rollout of Android Messages for Web is now complete. The company had informed that the new feature had started to roll out and should be available globally by this week. Android malware has been making th...

Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record Bentley Bentayga Smashes Pikes Peak SUV Record

A 600-horsepower 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine powers both SUVs, and both sport an identical suspension setup featuring adaptive air springs at each corner and 48-volt electric active anti-roll bars that keep this big beast flat through corners.

Apple just released the first iOS 12 beta to everyone Apple just released the first iOS 12 beta to everyone

Now Playing: Watch this: iOS 12 public beta is out now: Here's what you can do. That's precisely the reason why you should only really install the pre-release software on your secondary iOS device . If not, then select set up device as n...

Apple Working on High-End Airpods, Over-the-Ear Headphones Apple Working on High-End Airpods, Over-the-Ear Headphones

That's according to a new report by Bloomberg , which cites sources privy to Apple's plans. Bloomberg claims that Apple's next AirPods will add noise-cancelling, more range, and limited water-resistance (to protect against rain, not for swimming...

Apple Says Security Researcher's iPhone Passcode Bypass Report is Flawed Apple Says Security Researcher's iPhone Passcode Bypass Report is Flawed

It would further result into unlocking the device before your device gets wiped off. People generally put passcodes to lock mobile devices for a safe side but, if you think that you are safe to have an iPhone locked with a passcode, then you are ...

Found easiest way of hacking any iPhone Found easiest way of hacking any iPhone

Apple spokeswoman Michele Wyman told multiple media outlets that the "recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error, and a result of incorrect testing ". Getting around this is actually easy with the use of a brute force attack. ...

Microsoft reportedly partners with Razer for Xbox mouse and keyboard support Microsoft reportedly partners with Razer for Xbox mouse and keyboard support

This time it's the opposite, and even though the Xbox One is likely far behind (we don't really know because Microsoft isn't telling us how many units they've sold), it's still constantly fighting for the top of the pile. Support for all USB-enab...

Future Samsung Galaxy smartphones may have a second screen on the back Future Samsung Galaxy smartphones may have a second screen on the back

It also means that the Galaxy S10 could potentially use two-factor authentication. By using facial recognition and fingerprint reading in conjunction this could make unlocking apps fast yet secure. Android P also offers support for multiple lens came...

Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more

The real question is whether Android tablets still make sense in 2018. Talking about the tablet, the Chinese company also claimed that the new Mi Pad 4 is roughly 10 per cent smaller than the previous Mi Pad model. A decent Snapdragon 625...

GM’s Chevy Blazer is making a comeback GM’s Chevy Blazer is making a comeback

Chevy's design rethink will likely broaden the Blazer's appeal, but fans of old-school SUVs will have to wait for the arrival of Ford's Bronco in 2020 . I think it looks pretty good. Like the recently-introduced 2019 Camaro SS , the new Blazer has...

No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web

Google Chrome for Android has received the feature to facilitate users downloaded content for viewing offline in 2016. Chrome on Android would be available in over a 100 countries including India, Nigeria, Indonesia and Brazil. Google didn't ...

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