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As part of the deal, KaiOS will incorporate Google services such as Search, Maps, Assistant and even YouTube into its software. In the coming months, expect more feature phones from the brands we mention to be released in the market running KaiOS.
  • Ron Paul: No (Internet Sales) Taxation Without Representation!

    Ron Paul: No (Internet Sales) Taxation Without Representation!

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    Now, they're going like gangbusters, and the court last week issued a new ruling, long overdue, that permits states to require online vendors to charge, collect, and remit the taxes. Last month's Scope Weekly article outlined the basis of the legal case of South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc . before it went to hearing, and now, let's take a look at the decision and how it will affect the online sales tax system.
  • US Supreme Court Agrees with States on Collection of Online Sales Tax

    US Supreme Court Agrees with States on Collection of Online Sales Tax

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    North Dakota loses out on an estimated $50 million a year in sales tax that now doesn't get collected by out-of-state sellers, according to tax department spokeswoman Jen Raab. Wayfair stock was down 2.5 percent in morning trading, while shares of online craft marketplace Etsy dropped more than 3 percent. The department indicated that businesses now collecting sales taxes should continue, but it is unclear when online sellers will need to begin collecting the taxes.
  • Asus ZenFone 5Z India Launch Price, Specifications of the Flipkart Exclusive Model

    Asus ZenFone 5Z India Launch Price, Specifications of the Flipkart Exclusive Model

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    OnePlus 6 camera test - How good is the new OnePlus 6 ? Flipkart has recently released the launch date of Asus Zenfone 5z on their website. At the back is a 12MP + 8MP double camera setup with stage recognition self-adjust and 4K video catch bolster. Battery - the device features 3300mAH battery capacity under the cover that enables Al charging tech.
  • Google fixes global Home speaker and Chromecast outage

    Google fixes global Home speaker and Chromecast outage

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    Update , 2:55 p.m. PT: Google says it has a fix: "We've identified a fix for the issue impacting Google Home and Chromecast users and it will be automatically rolled out over the next 6 hours". If you're also receiving this specific error message, don't bother resetting the speaker like I did because it won't fix anything. Are you having any issues with your Google gadgets? Affected users have been tweeting at Google for most of the afternoon so it appears the issue is significant ...
  • Apple, Samsung settle their long-running legal battle

    Apple, Samsung settle their long-running legal battle

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    Apple and Samsung have ended a years-long patent battle over copied iPhone design with an undisclosed settlement, according to a USA court filing Wednesday. This verdict prompted Apple to issue a statement claiming their battle with Samsung was always about "more than money", and that their primary goal with the suits was to "protect the hard work and innovation" of their team.
  • Microsoft to Bring Updates News App to Windows 10

    Microsoft to Bring Updates News App to Windows 10

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    The Android beta is, unfortunately, now closed to new users, but you can download the latest version of Microsoft Edge on the Google Play store in hopes that it will be added to the final release soon. There are not a lot of differences compared to old MSN News app, but it's good to see Microsoft being consistent with its naming efforts. You can search for Edge on Google Play Store, and give it a try.
  • Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model

    Bentley Bentayga Celebrates Pikes Peak Record With Limited Edition Model

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    Mechanical specifications mirror those of the record-breaker, which means the vehicle has an active 48V anti-roll system, air suspension and the Bentayga Sports Exhaust as standard. The Pikes Peak Bentayga features of number of eye-catching elements. Most notable is the "Radium" paint finish - a more subdued black is also available - and 22-inch alloy wheels which feature highlights in the same lurid shade.
  • Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1: cheap phones with stock Android

    Nokia 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1: cheap phones with stock Android

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    HMD Global CPO Juho Sarvikas has recently confirmed which current Nokia devices support Google ARCore , but a quick check of Google's official list shows a new device, the Nokia 6 .1 Plus. The feature can be fooled easily by a photo or a video of the person and hence the fingerprint sensor is used more to unlock the devices as it provides a more secure option.
  • Video Chat and New Camera Effects Now Available in Instagram

    Video Chat and New Camera Effects Now Available in Instagram

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    What might surprise you: You'll be able to keep browsing Instagram while you chat with three of your friends - thanks to a nifty picture-in-picture mode built into the app. Now, when you open the Explore page, you'll see a tray of "personalized channels" at the top. You'll also see channels on topics you might like such as Art, Sports, Beauty or Fashion - as well as a list of hashtags, giving you more ways to explore your interests.
  • Offline Chrome for Android Lets You Browse Even Without Internet

    Offline Chrome for Android Lets You Browse Even Without Internet

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    With its latest " surf web without internet " feature, the browser will be downloading content which is most popular in your location, and it will be available offline . The downloaded content will be available to access in the Downloads section and by tapping the three-dot button from the top-right segment and then selecting the Downloads option You can visit this section.
  • Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

    Sales tax ruling overturns decision in North Dakota case

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    The focus in e-commerce has shifted to speed of delivery in recent years , and as competition heats up, online retailers have had to locate their warehouses and distribution centers closer to population centers. Brick-and-mortar retailers in states are required to collect taxes on a state's behalf. (NYSE: BBY ), which has significant physical presence across the nation.
  • Snapdragon 1000 Fresh Details Appear to Reveal How Powerful it Could be

    Snapdragon 1000 Fresh Details Appear to Reveal How Powerful it Could be

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    Another thing to note is that the developer platform where the Snapdragon 1000 is being tested out provides support for up to 16GB LPDDR4X memory, and two 128GB UFS 2.1 memory modules, equaling 256GB of internal storage. So, there is a possibility that the Snapdragon 1000 may power thin-sized laptops with small form factor. According to information published by WinFuture , the upcoming Snapdragon 1000 will have a die size that is bigger than what we are used to seeing on chips fueling ...
  • Our iPhone friends can now download the iOS 12 public beta

    Our iPhone friends can now download the iOS 12 public beta

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    You no longer need to be a developer to try Apple's biggest software updates of 2018. Battery and performance might not be up to scratch either. If you want to install the beta software, you'll have to register your device with Apple. So it sounds like the first public beta is more or less the same build as the second developer build. Downtime, another setting , allows you to set blocks of time where you can only use authorized apps, to keep your distractions down.
  • Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones

    Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones

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    Apple's existing AirPods are also set for a refresh later this year which will bring a new chip, hands-free Siri activation, and an optional wireless charging case. It does say, however, that Apple is expanding its partnership with Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn-which manufactures the bulk of Apple's iPhones-to boost production of its future audio devices.
  • No, You Can't Bypass iPhone Passcode Attempt Limits with an External Keyboard

    No, You Can't Bypass iPhone Passcode Attempt Limits with an External Keyboard

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    Apple, however, dismissed the results of Hickey's research, stating that the alleged vulnerability was nothing more than "a result of incorrect testing ". yet. The news should disappoint law enforcement agencies that have a history of accessing iPhone data by relentlessly entering different passcodes and were reportedly frustrated with Apple's most recent self-erasing security measures.
  • Apple debunks researcher’s brute force iPhone passcode hack

    Apple debunks researcher’s brute force iPhone passcode hack

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    ZDNet has published a unique method of Matthew Hickey , speaking in detail about how to lock your iPhone and how to get around. "The [passcodes] don't always go to the [secure enclave processor] in some instances - due to pocket dialing [or] overly fast inputs - so although it "looks" like pins are being tested they aren't always sent and so they don't count, the devices register less counts than visible", he said.