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Hi-Tech Facebook starts testing new Keyword Snooze feature to prevent spoilers
Author: 0 Facebook starts testing new Keyword Snooze feature to prevent spoilers

At the moment, users can only snooze other users, Pages, and Groups , but this new feature goes a step further, bringing keywords into the mix. All you have to do is find a story with the keyword you're looking to stop looking at, click the drop-down arrow, click "Snooze keywords in this post", and then choose from a list of keywords which ones you'd like blocked.

Hi-Tech Porsche sets Nurburgring record with 919 Hybrid Evo
Author: 0 Porsche sets Nurburgring record with 919 Hybrid Evo

Porsche had a small window within which to set the fastest lap possible with temperatures proving a critical factor, hence they had to make haste in the cooler, morning conditions. The Evo was perfectly prepared and I gave everything on this lap. Due to the aerodynamic pressure passages go full throttle, which I never imagined before.

Hi-Tech Google Homes and Chromecasts are malfunctioning worldwide
Author: 0 Google Homes and Chromecasts are malfunctioning worldwide

Users worldwide are being instructed to "try again in a few seconds", only to face a repeat of the problem. "Hmm, something went wrong". Both Google Home and Chromecast rely on pulling content from the cloud to work. If your Chromecast is not working this today no worries, it is not you, but Google's backend servers are down right now. Now Playing: Watch this: Google Home, Chromecast exploit, Roku to launch subscription.

Hi-Tech Koh YEAH! Apple and Samsung finally settle iPhone patent spat
Author: 0 Koh YEAH! Apple and Samsung finally settle iPhone patent spat

Smartphone rivals Samsung and Apple have been locked in a vicious court battle over allegedly stolen patents. "We believe deeply in the value of design, and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers", the Apple statement noted.

Hi-Tech Microsoft Edge browser for Android, iOS to come with built-in ad blocker
Author: 0 Microsoft Edge browser for Android, iOS to come with built-in ad blocker

Having recently appeared, especially on Android tablets where it only appeared in March, Edge may face a sudden increase with its numbers with this attractive update. In a recent count by Softpedia, it says that the browser has been downloaded 5 million times, and has mostly positive reviews. According to analytics vendor Net Applications, Edge is the preferred browser on fewer than one out of every eight Windows 10 PCs.

Hi-Tech Bentley Bentayga Becomes Fastest SUV at Pikes Peak
Author: 0 Bentley Bentayga Becomes Fastest SUV at Pikes Peak

Throughout each of the 156 nail-biting corner, Millen piloted the Bentayga with hairpin precision. "To take a luxury SUV with minimal modifications and be able to drive up this course in under 11 minutes is a huge testament to the performance and level of engineering in the Bentayga", said Millen.

Hi-Tech The $159 Nokia 3.1 comes to the US July 2
Author: 0 The $159 Nokia 3.1 comes to the US July 2

Pure, secure and up-to-date Android OneNokia 3.1 is entering the Android One family where it joins the comprehensive range of Nokia smartphones already delivering an experience designed by Google that is smart, secure and simply fantastic.

Hi-Tech Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more
Author: 0 Instagram introduces new video chat feature, new explore, more

In addition to video chat , Instagram has also added new topic channels to the Explore tab, making it easier to find the content you're actually interested in seeing rather than sorting through hundreds of random photos and clips. They allow you to be more intentional about how you navigate posts in Explore. Instagram is also rolling out Topic Channels on Explore tab , which was already live for some users last week.

Hi-Tech No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web
Author: 0 No internet on phone? Here's how you can still surf web

The feature automatically downloads articles it thinks you'll want based on the most popular content in your location. Chrome will use your browsing cache history to download the relevant articles as per your location and interests. Google Chrome will download the relevant articles automatically when you are connected to any free and unmetered WiFi connection. The browser at that time added the ability to download music, videos, and full web pages.

Hi-Tech Latest US Supreme Court decision could hit SC wallets. Here's how
Author: 0 Latest US Supreme Court decision could hit SC wallets. Here's how

The bill, however, had no teeth until Thursday, when the Supreme Court ruled . "The old physical presence rule created these pockets where businesses were structuring and locating in states where they didn't have a lot of sales so they could sell online and sell across the border, not having to collect sales tax ", North Dakota Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger said .

Hi-Tech IOS 12: how to install Apple’s latest iPhone software right now
Author: 0 IOS 12: how to install Apple’s latest iPhone software right now

For Apple customers willing to try the beta, you can expect apps to launch up to twice as fast as before when your iPhone comes under a heavy workload. Apple will be updating the beta version with more features in the future. There are also updates to the Stocks app, Siri, Augmented Reality (AR), and iMessage.

Hi-Tech Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones
Author: 0 Apple working on noise cancelling AirPods, over the ear headphones

The rumored product may indeed be expected to debut - not anytime this year, though, due to reported development delays - but in 2019 along with a plush version of AirPods and a fresh HomePod . While the higher price of the iPhone X has helped Apple reinvigorate iPhone sales , the company's "Other Products" segment has been its fastest-growing hardware category in recent months.

Hi-Tech Security researcher says breaking into locked iPhone not that hard
Author: 0 Security researcher says breaking into locked iPhone not that hard

And to further protect the passcode from being discovered, after ten incorrect attempts to punch in the correct digits, the iPhone will automatically be wiped and the information inside is gone forever. When iOS 12 is released later this year, the brute force attack may become less valuable. Apple boasts on the security of its iOS devices, but sometimes even the best measures can not prevent a malicious attack.

Hi-Tech Hacker House: We Can Break Into Apple IPhones
Author: 0 Hacker House: We Can Break Into Apple IPhones

Michele Wyman, the Apple spokesperson, said , "The recent report about a passcode bypass on iPhone was in error and a result of incorrect testing ". Matthew Hickey , co-founder of Hacker House , told ZDNet that the secret to getting around the limit is "Instead of sending passcodes one at a time and waiting, send them all in one go".

Hi-Tech Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more
Author: 0 Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro announced with AI dual cameras, notch and more

Still, you can unlock this very respectable low-priced 5.8-incher using either your face or fingerprint, and the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro also ticks both the dual rear-facing camera and AI enhancement boxes. The Redmi 6 Pro is the very first ever device from Xiaomi with a notch so expectations have been set. It also comes with microSD slot for expandable storage.

Hi-Tech Instagram announces new long-form video platform
Author: 0 Instagram announces new long-form video platform

Though IGTV is open to everyone now, a handful of influential users, like Selena Gomez, Kim Kardashian , and Kevin Hart, were early partners and have already started creating videos for their IGTV channels. "Younger audiences are spending more time with amateur content creators and less time with professionals", Instagram said in a blog post . Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom says that this will be a "reasonable place to end up", for IGTV .

Hi-Tech Apple to close all ports
Author: 0 Apple to close all ports

While one source said that some Apple engineers have been using the charging pads at their desks over the last few months, the team is still apparently working to ideal them. It also is another data point in a trend where Apple previews products with release dates in the future, and sometimes does not hit its own deadlines.

Hi-Tech Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating
Author: 0 Algeria goes offline to stop students cheating

The Education Minister, Nouria Benghabrit informed that any devices with internet access were barred to enter at more than 2,000 exam centres and Metal detectors were set at the entrance in Algeria. Each year, the educational experts right before the academic examinations would come out with stringent measures to control cheating menace. As a result, the authorities asked internet service providers to stop social media access in 2017, but the voluntary measures were not enough.

Author: 0 Apple admits MacBook Pro keyboard issue with fix program

Apple on Friday finally admitted the issue that has been occurring with some MacBook and MacBook Pro keyboards. Its offer to pay for repairs to the keyboard already performed may affect these suits, but no settlements were announced today.

Hi-Tech Internet sales-tax ruling could have big effect in Florida
Author: 0 Internet sales-tax ruling could have big effect in Florida

The Supreme Court rules against Wayfair and other online retailers and overturns ban on the collection of online sales taxes. "For years, online-only retailers have exploited this loophole that allows them not to collect sales tax, which has given them an unfair competitive advantage over brick-and-mortar stores", said James Miller, a spokesman for the Florida Retail Federation.

Hi-Tech Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes
Author: 0 Supreme Court lets states charge internet retailers more in taxes

If state tax authorities attempt to subject remote small businesses to audits and lawsuits, there will be increased litigation across the country to protect small business from unfair burdens. Here's a helpful tip from Justice Kennedy: "Eventually, software that is available at a reasonable cost may make it easier for small businesses to cope with these problems".

Hi-Tech Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators
Author: 0 Verizon will stop selling customer location data to aggregators

In other words, Verizon was simply selling the data, failing to properly audit its use, and companies have been freely trading in user location data as a result. The carriers partnered with LocationSmart, which claimed it had "direct connections" to the cell giants' cache of location data. That means no control of how the brokers used the data.

Hi-Tech Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app
Author: 0 Microsoft fights Apple News with its latest iOS app

Newly named Microsoft News will be the backbone powering a redesigned app for Android and iOS and a more unified experience across mobile, Windows 10, Skype, Outlook and the Microsoft Edge browser home page. If not, you can download it free from the App Store or Google Play Store . Even though Microsoft is marketing the new apps as a complete redesign, it's still identical to the MSN News apps.

Hi-Tech U.S. court backs states over web sales tax
Author: 0 U.S. court backs states over web sales tax

The win was welcomed by groups representing brick-and-mortar retailers and decried by e-commerce advocates. Online sales comprised more than 9% of total sales in the U.S. The decision has major implications for online retailers, including Amazon. They said local tax laws vary widely across the nation and calculating sales taxes for 10,000 local taxing jurisdictions remains a daunting task.

Hi-Tech Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid
Author: 0 Microsoft acquires social learning platform Flipgrid

Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Flipgrid , a video-based social learning platform for pre-kindergarten to PhD-level educators, students and families. The tool allows students to make video clips about educational topics and share them with their teachers and friends. Eran Megiddo, corporate vice president of education at Microsoft , said in an interview that Flipgrid will continue to be integrated equally well with Microsoft hardware as with competitors such as ...

Hi-Tech PUBG Has Now Sold 50 Million Copies, Has Over 400m Players
Author: 0 PUBG Has Now Sold 50 Million Copies, Has Over 400m Players

It has also sold 50 million copies on PC and Xbox One (it is free on mobile ), and it has 87 million players every day. Aside from that, the game will have its first (paid) timed event. This is a more compact environment, which should make for tense battles, and a new weapon will be made available in conjunction with the fresh map. PUBG dropping to just $19.99 is a large 33.33% off the normal price, and will be this price through to July 5.

Hi-Tech Instagram takes on YouTube with IGTV
Author: 0 Instagram takes on YouTube with IGTV

IGTV is completely built for mobile devices, allowing users to view all the latest videos from content creators they already follow on Instagram . Tech firms such as Facebook , Alphabet Inc's ( GOOGL.O ) YouTube and Snap Inc's ( SNAP.N ) Snapchat have been spending heavily to grow mobile video services that will attract both users and corporate brand advertising.

Hi-Tech Oppo may hit the ground running when it comes to the US
Author: 0 Oppo may hit the ground running when it comes to the US

The phone also features a 6.42-inch Full HD+(2340 x 1080 pixels) AMOLED display with an aspect ratio of 19:5:9. It's powered by a Snapdragon 845 processor with 8GB of RAM , up to 256GB of storage , and a 3,730mAh battery . Chinese electronics company Oppo has entered the premium mobile handset market with 'Oppo FindX' , a feature-loaded device that will compete with the high-end products of Apple and Samsung .

Hi-Tech Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is
Author: 0 Former Sony Developer Says PlayStation's Cross-Platform Block Is "All About Money"

At retailers, PlayStation Hits games will be offered in red packaging instead of the usual blue and on the PlayStation Store, participating games will feature a red banner to help them stand out from the crowd. Playing at 1080p will lock the framerate to 60 fps on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X . These details come from Capcom Brand Manager Mike Lunn who revealed them in a recent interview with GamingBolt .