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The latest low-priced device in the manufacturer's Redmi Pro series, detailed on Xiaomi's mi.com (Chinese) website, is the first to adopt a notch, but it maintains the aging octa-core Snapdragon 625 SoC that's now nearly synonymous with Xiaomi .
  • Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators

    Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators

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    In response, Verizon is cracking down on partners that enabled the abuse by ending its data-sharing agreements with two companies, LocationSmart and Zumigo, which specialize in processing location data from United States wireless carriers and letting corporate customers access it.
  • Supreme Court rules in internet sales tax case

    Supreme Court rules in internet sales tax case

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    Previously, companies without a physical presence in a state were exempt from sales tax collection requirements. Anyway, that's that. Within a year or less, every state will collect sales tax on internet and mail-order sales. After states and traditional retailers have grumbled about this situation for years, South Dakota finally made a decision to do something to change it.
  • Instagram's new long-form video hub, IGTV, expected to launch today

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    You can also like, comment and send videos to friends in Direct. Instagram , now almost 8 years old, is moving further from its roots as a photo-sharing service as it dives headlong into longer-form video. From the Instagram app, you will be able to see if a creator has uploaded video to IGTV by looking at the space next to where Stories are located. IGTV won't have ads in the beginning, Systrom said, but said it likely will in the future.
  • Cryptocurrencies are an environmental disaster that could break the Internet

    Cryptocurrencies are an environmental disaster that could break the Internet

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    Beyond storage capacity, the report claims that "only supercomputers" possess the processing power needed to conduct every retail transaction on a blockchain , and even if there were sufficient supercomputers to create a decentralized network, "millions of users [would] exchange files on the order of a magnitude of a terabyte".
  • 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

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    The Oppo Find X's biggest selling point is surely its tall 6.4 inch 1080p OLED display which due to its full-screen nature fits in a body that can easily be held in one hand. Oppo officially launched its new flagship, the Find X , at an event in Paris, France, on June 19. They're cleverly hidden inside a mechanism that gloriously slides up from the top of the phone when you need it, and gloriously slides away again when you don't.
  • Oppo Find X to Offer a Whopping 93.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio

    Oppo Find X to Offer a Whopping 93.6% Screen-to-Body Ratio

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    The biggest highlight of the OPPO Find X is its innovative pop-up cameras to offer the all-screen front. Secondly, it has a screen-to-body ratio of 93.8 per cent, meaning it's yet another almost bezel-less phone . So we expect it to sell for between $600 to $800. It also supports the Android P Beta program, allowing you - if you want - to try out the next version of Android before it's officially launched.
  • Apple hit with $6.6 million fine in Australia over 'Error 53' fiasco

    Apple hit with $6.6 million fine in Australia over 'Error 53' fiasco

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    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 users were told by Apple that they were not eligible to have their iPhone or iPad replaced or repaired if their device had been repaired by another company.
  • Google Pixel 3 XL to come with single camera, hints latest leak

    Google Pixel 3 XL to come with single camera, hints latest leak

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    The bigger Pixel 2 XL , which costs Rs 73,000 for the 64GB storage, gets a cashback of Rs 10,000 for HDFC Bank credit and debit card customers. Photos of the mobile phone revealed a freakish logo, which looks like a circular letter "E" and its mirror image, on the back panel.
  • Three dead after drive-by shooting in Sweden

    Three dead after drive-by shooting in Sweden

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    Two of the six people wounded in the shooting - men aged 18 and 29 - later succumbed to their injuries in hospital, police said in a statement. While Sweden has relatively low levels of crime, neighbourhoods in Malmo, Stockholm and Gothenburg have seen a rise in violence attributed to gangs fighting over drug trafficking and prostitution.
  • Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings

    Google Maps just evicted Uber bookings

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    Users are no longer able to book Uber rides from in the Google Maps app, Android Police reported. We haven't seen confirmation of Uber's removal from Google , so we don't know the reasoning behind it or exactly when it happened. Now though, that service integration is gone - and we have no idea why. If you don't have that app installed on your phone, you're directed to the Play Store or App Store - OS depending - to download it first.
  • Android Messages on the web is now live

    Android Messages on the web is now live

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    Google will be introducing Messages for web and this is one of the most wanted features. Google has also added Unused Apps feature to the Datally app with which a user can uninstall an unused app and keep the phone from leaking data.
  • YouTube to launch new music streaming service

    YouTube to launch new music streaming service

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    On May 22 , YouTube Music Premium and YouTube Premium launch in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, and South Korea. The new YouTube Music streaming service will also feature a new mobile app and desktop player. On Tuesday, Google launched a premium version of its tremendously popular YouTube Music service, which costs $9.99 per month. Our friends in the USA have long had YouTube Red , which a subscription service which offered videos from major networks and ...
  • Apple will automatically share your location when you call 911

    Apple will automatically share your location when you call 911

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    Apple is trying to solve a problem caused by the technological mismatch between a 50-year-old system built for landlines and today's increasingly sophisticated smartphones. "User data can not be used for any non-emergency objective and only the responding 911 center will have access to the user's location during an emergency call", the company said .
  • Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 with Toyota

    Fernando Alonso wins Le Mans 24 with Toyota

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    Kobayashi qualified his vehicle in second place, exactly two minutes behind Nakajima, but it should be noted that Kobayashi still holds the all-time qualifying lap record from his 2017 run. But the Spaniard put in a remarkable stint through the darkness to reduce the deficit and his team mates - both former F1 drivers - did their bit to take back control after dawn had broken over the Sarthe circuit.
  • Fortnite players complain about account cross-compatibility issues

    Fortnite players complain about account cross-compatibility issues

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    But this doesn't come as much of a surprise: Other games that bridge the gap between consoles, like Paladins , Minecraft , etc., also support Nintendo and Microsoft's consoles but not Sony's . Sony issued a statement in reply to the share value drop of 2%, here is what they had to say "We're always open to hearing what the PlayStation community is interested in to enhance their gaming experience".
  • Battle Royale Craze 'Fortnite' Playable on the Switch Today

    Battle Royale Craze 'Fortnite' Playable on the Switch Today

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    This same problem has come up with Minecraft and Rocket League , both of which were some of the first games to foster cross-play between consoles. Sony hasn't specifically said why it is blocking cross-platform play, but it's likely because it's now dominating the console market and doesn't want anything to jeopardise that.