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Hi-Tech Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride
Author: 0 Google Maps can no longer directly book an Uber ride

Booking an Uber from within Google Maps has been a widely used feature. Nowadays, ride-sharing apps like Uber have become a lot more popular than cabs, as they offer people a better riding experience. This new update comes with the latest version of Google Maps. But that feature is getting axed, as was first reported by Android Police . To actually hail a cab, they have to open the Uber app.

Hi-Tech Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip
Author: 0 Nintendo Drops the Banhammer on Switch Pirates After Release of Modchip

It's hard not to view this emphasis on in-game co-operation as also referencing the co-operation between Microsoft and Nintendo , which in turn highlights Sony's absence from the partnership. Fortnite is already a huge hit with PS4 fans, offering a true free-to-play experience so gamers can jump in and play online. However, this should be enough to protect online multiplayer games from being spoiled by cheaters- which will be a big focus for Nintendo now that it is asking Switch owners ...

Author: 0 Steam's Intergalactic Summer Sale is here to invade your wallet

The sun may be shining, but you're about to spend the next few weeks sat in front of your gaming PC, as the Steam Summer Sale 2018 is set to kick off today. Steam sales can make your backlog pretty bloated fast, so make sure you're spending on cash on stuff you actually plan on playing. As far as Steam sales go, there is not really much that one can say about the sale that has not been said before : thousands of games have been discounted and you can save even more by buying entire game ...

Hi-Tech Apple taps RapidSOS to help emergency responders pinpoint iOS users' locations
Author: 0 Apple taps RapidSOS to help emergency responders pinpoint iOS users' locations

Apple users will need to download iOS 12 , which is set to release in the fall, to use the new feature. The new feature will allow the dispatchers to better locate Chicago callers who use their iPhones. "In other cases, we might be getting information from other sources". The company recently announced a partnership with Uber, which adds a button for calling 911 inside of the ride-hailing app.

Hi-Tech Wyden: Verizon to stop selling customers' location
Author: 0 Wyden: Verizon to stop selling customers' location

On its website, LocationSmart claims it is the No. 1 "location-as-a-service" provider with data from every top tier USA wireless carrier and more than 200 enterprise customers. Verizon would do so after discovering that brokers who purchased data did not verify whether its users had legal permission to track cell phone users through its service.

Hi-Tech Instagram just declared war on YouTube with the launch of 'IGTV'
Author: 0 Instagram just declared war on YouTube with the launch of 'IGTV'

IGTV videos can will be up to one hour . Facebook , still reeling from the fallout of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, likely would not enjoy reliving YouTube's nightmare, so it will be interesting to see how IGTV addresses numerous same issues that have sparked on YouTube over the years, since apparently that's the kind of content, and the sort of creators, it's trying to court.

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Author: 0 " Archive " Disney, Nintendo partner for eSports competition

This new way to show love for the hybrid system is pitting families against one another in friendly competition. Those competing will be eligible to win additional Nintendo Switch consoles, eShop cards, and controllers, and there will also be one runner-up family, who will receive a Nintendo Switch console.

Hi-Tech Duke alum Stephen Miller 'instrumental' in Trump's policy to separate migrant families
Author: 0 Duke alum Stephen Miller 'instrumental' in Trump's policy to separate migrant families

After the article was published, Splinter later reported that their main Twitter page, as well as the accounts of several of their writers, had been temporarily suspended for re-tweeting or posting about the article. Noting that Miller has not made many public appearances to discuss the policy he allegedly had a significant hand in getting implemented, the Splinter article published his phone number and encouraged readers to call or text him their thoughts.

Hi-Tech Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app
Author: 0 Microsoft follows Google with its own overhauled news app

The company boasts that this new platform is a way to "keep you informed in an easily accessible, compressive, and trustworthy way". Microsoft today has officially rolled out its brand new "Microsoft News" apps on iOS and Android . Like other news apps from Apple and Google, you can select news subjects that interest you and the app will use those interests to suggest the latest stories to you.

Hi-Tech Supreme Court rules online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax
Author: 0 Supreme Court rules online shoppers can be forced to pay sales tax

The high court ruled Thursday to overturn those decisions. States have argued that they are missing out on a serious chunk of revenue, while brick-and-mortar retailers say they are at a disadvantage compared with e-commerce companies because they have to charge sales tax at the time of purchase.

Hi-Tech Microsoft acquires classroom video platform Flipgrid
Author: 0 Microsoft acquires classroom video platform Flipgrid

Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT ) announces acquiring Flipgrid , a video sharing platform for students and educators, for an undisclosed amount. On the hardware side, Microsoft launched its education-focused Windows 10 S operating system in 2017 that was created to help the company to compete with Google's popular Chrome OS and Chromebook devices in K-12 education.

Hi-Tech PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Introduces the Event Pass
Author: 0 PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS Introduces the Event Pass

Twenty items of clothing, four weapon skins, four XP boosts and eight BP boosts are all up for grabs with the pass, which costs $9.99, including a full guard and prison uniform, as well as beach-themed cosmetics. If you're hesitant about buying the Pass, but want to play the missions, you're free to do that. The Sanhok update also introduces the QBZ95 assault rifle.

Hi-Tech ‘Money’ Is Why Sony Is Blocking Crossplay, Says Former SOE President
Author: 0 ‘Money’ Is Why Sony Is Blocking Crossplay, Says Former SOE President

John Smedley , the former president of Sony Online Entertainment and the general manager of Amazon Game Studios, suggested that the "simple" reason was for financial gain. Smedley recently took to Twitter to and talked a bit about the fact that if you used an Epic account to log-in to Fortnite on the PS4, you can't use the same Epic account on other systems.

Hi-Tech Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise
Author: 0 Apple iPhone SE 2 cancelled; but there’s a new ‘budget’ iPhone surprise

If the iPhone XI Plus is indeed Apple's top-selling iPhone for 2018, that may also help explain a recent report , claiming that Apple is planning to ditch its proposed 4-inch iPhone SE 2 . This comes despite rumours suggesting Apple will offer a triple lens camera on at least one of its new iPhone X models in 2018. The accessories maker have now claimed that new "sources" have reportedly confirmed that instead of the smaller iPhone SE 2 , Apple could launch the largest iPhone ever.

Hi-Tech Bitcoin could break the internet, central banks’ overseer says
Author: 0 Bitcoin could break the internet, central banks’ overseer says

The paper calculated what it would take for the blockchain software underpinning bitcoin to process the trillions of retail transaction now swirling through national payment systems. The paper also cites 5-year old data to demonstrate volatility, while being completely oblivious to layered scaling solutions, like the Lightning network , now being rolled out, which have the potential to process millions of transactions per second - more than Visa and Mastercard combined.

Hi-Tech All-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny breaks cover
Author: 0 All-new 2019 Suzuki Jimny breaks cover

As far as the engines are concerned, word on the street is that the Japanese specification of the model will receive a tiny 660cc engine and a bigger 1.5-liter motor. Suzuki gave no details of launch timings for the vehicle for Europe, but reports in the United Kingdom media say the vehicle will be unveiled at the Paris auto show this autumn with sales following soon after.

Hi-Tech Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch
Author: 0 Oppo Find X the next to kill Apple’s notch

According to OPPO, the Find X is the "world's first panoramic designed phone", combining "two seamless pieces of glass with the front screen featuring a gorgeous panoramic view". It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. Other features include AI-enabled 3D cameras, hardware assisted face unlock system similar to iPhone X's Face ID , VOOC technology which enables the battery to fully charge in ultra-fast time, etc.

Author: 0 Video Compares 3D-Printed 2018 iPhone Mockups with iPhone X

The mockup shows this is actually 1.1 mm wider - although this could be a discrepancy based on buttons. These two will carry OLED displays and undoubtedly a hefty price tag, especially the 6.5-inch model which is rumored to have a new triple camera setup to enhance the AR capabilities.

Author: 0 Xbox To Get Fallout 76 Beta First

It is unknown when the B.E.T.A.is expected to take place or how long Xbox One users will have early access to it. With the code entered and confirmed, you join a list of people Bethesda will contact when the beta goes live. Multiplayer is a new area for Bethesda Game Studios (ESO is handled by Zenimax), so hopefully we'll see the beta sooner rather than later. But now we know that, whenever it does begin, players on Xbox One will be the first ones to exit Vault 76 and start exploring the ...