Tuesday, 25 September 2018
Latest news
Home » Tech

Tech

States can now force you to pay online sales tax

perth_map

The case is South Dakota v. Wayfair , 17-494. "Prior to today, Quill required that, to force out-of-state retailers to collect tax on sales to residents of the state, the out-of-state retailer had to have a physical presence in the state", said Jon Barooshian, a partner at law firm Bowditch. Read More »

Microsoft looks past next-gen Xbox to cloud games

perth_map

Perhaps one of the biggest moments for Microsoft console owners was the confirmation that 343 Industries is developing a brand new Halo game. Well, according to Thurott , this new console is now codenamed "Scarlet". Microsoft is also adding five new game studios, one it is creating in Southern California and another four it is buying, Xbox team chief Phil Spencer said. Read More »

Fortnite Switch has cross-play with PC

perth_map

If you try and login to Fortnite on Switch , you'll receive an error message and there is no way to log out and try another account. It's important to note that the Switch version of Fortnite only features the free Battle Royale mode and not the PvE-centric Save the World campaign. Read More »

Apple Bans Cryptocurrency Mining On All Devices

perth_map

In a separate clause on designing power efficient apps, the company said that "apps should not rapidly drain battery, generate excessive heat, or put unnecessary strain on device resources", adding that they "may not run unrelated background processes, such as cryptocurrency mining ". Read More »

Super Mario Party has been announced for Nintendo Switch

perth_map

The storied Fire Emblem series will be making its Switch debut with Fire Emblem: Three Houses , delivering more tactical, turn-based RPG battles and plenty of character-developing dialogue. 1705: Reggie Fils-Aime has appeared on stream to share more news on Pokemon Let's Go Pikachu and Let's Go Eevee . Ultimate . Nearly twenty minutes of the presentation were dedicated to revealing the impressive roster and detailing the changes and additions to each fighter. Read More »

Fallout 76 confirmed as an online game, out later this year

perth_map

Here's a quick roundup of everything they came out with during the presentation. Bethesda's Matt Firor promised two new pieces of downloadable content (DLC) for The Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter, a dungeon-based DLC, and another story-based DLC that takes players to the Black Marsh for more Argonian lore. Read More »

Apple announces that it's bringing iOS apps to the Mac

perth_map

This mode, once activated, turns the task bar, dock, folders and more aspects of the desktop to a dark grey colour. This is one of the biggest updates for Mac in a long time but there seems to be little in store for developers. Apple used its WWDC 2018 keynote to announce some of the fantastic new features and functions coming to its operating systems across multiple platforms. Read More »

Facebook Scandal Not Isolated Case, U.K. Privacy Chief Warns

perth_map

Facebook shared the data of users and their friends with scores of mobile phone manufacturers without explicit consent, it has emerged. " Facebook's view that the device makers are not outsiders lets the partners go even further, The Times found: They can obtain data about a user's Facebook friends, even those who have denied Facebook permission to share information with any third parties". Read More »

New Research Shows Facebook Losing Popularity Among American Teens

perth_map

By comparison, during Pew's 2014-2015 survey , only 24% of teens said there were online nearly constantly. Lower-income teens were more likely to use Facebook than those from wealthier households, with about 70 percent of those living in a household making less than $30,000 a year reporting using Facebook . Read More »

Assassin's Creed Odyssey Leaked, Takes Place in Ancient Greece

perth_map

At the moment, no more information has been provided about the game, but it's very likely that we'll hear a lot more in a few days, as the Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off in Los Angeles. Insiders claim that the new game will be out in less than a year and will have new gameplay elements. That would mean it'd need to release before the end of March 2019, suggesting Ubisoft are returning the series to an yearly release schedule. Read More »

Fallout 76 Announced by Bethesda Softworks

perth_map

The idea of a Rust style game suggests a survival game built around the first Vault dwellers to emerge, fighting for resources to built a new world. And then, of course, there are jokes that it will be a 76-player battle royale game because it's 2018 and why not? To put it simply, we want to see exactly the type of game Fallout 76 will be. Read More »

New Mega Man 11 Trailer and Launch Details Revealed

perth_map

Capcom confirmed today that in celebration of the Mega Man series' 30th anniversary the iconic hero will return in brand new release Mega Man 11 . Careful, though - you can't turn this technique off once it's active, and Mega Man will be severely weakened afterwards. It's available to pre-order on Amazon now with a 20% Prime discount. Read More »

Apple Officially Releases iOS 11.4 with AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud

perth_map

Apple's update will arrive amid rumours the company plans to unveil a second, smaller HomePod at its annual developers conference, WWDC , in San Jose next week. The difference now is that Apple has finally unlocked a couple of capabilities the smart speaker was sorely lacking: stereo pairing and multi-room audio. Read More »

US Firms Make Changes to Comply to EU Privacy Law

perth_map

The websites of many other US news organizations, including The New York Times , USA Today and The Washington Post , were accessible from Europe. Companies mainly in the mid-size category are fast gearing to comply with the GDPR law and e-Privacy issues. "In the past 18 months, we have taken steps to update our products, policies and processes to provide consumers with clear data on transparency and control over all services we provide within the EU", added he. Read More »

Kushner receives permanent security clearance

perth_map

Investigators also asked Kushner about his role in Comey's dismissal, Lowell said , which is a central part of the obstruction inquiry. He had previously sat for an interview last November that was largely focused on former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who soon after pleaded guilty to charges of making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Science can explain why some people hear Laurel and others hear

perth_map

Teigen tried to win Kaling back with this comment: "They're saying younger, more attractive people hear yanny! ". Now it's Yanny or Laurel . "I do not hear the 'r, '" one person tweeted . And then there are some people who claim to hear differently depending on the device we're using. But that doesn't necessarily explain why someone would hear the lower or higher frequencies. Read More »

OnePlus 6 camera samples surfaces on the wild

perth_map

After the price, design and spec leaks, OnePlus 6 accessories have now surfaced online. The OnePlus 6 launch has been one of the most anticipated smartphone releases of the first half of 2018 and here's everything we know about the upcoming smartphone so far. Read More »

Facebook's AI makes little headway in the fight against hate speech

perth_map

Facebook said it removed 2.5 million pieces of content deemed unacceptable hate speech during the first three months of this year, up from 1.6 million during the previous quarter. Facebook said that Zuckerberg "has no plans to travel to the United Kingdom", said Damian Collins, the leader of the UK's Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee, in a statement Tuesday. Read More »

How to See, Close & Interact with Open Apps in Android P

perth_map

As one can guess, rolling out Android P Beta program to non-Pixel smartphones, which also happen to be some of the popular ones, would let Google bring the new OS version to them easily and quickly. Google Assistant is one of the best virtual helpers on the market. Now with new voice variety users will get to pick from six additional, natural sounding voices. Read More »

SpaceX launch for first Falcon 9 Block 5 set for Thursday evening

perth_map

Hawthorne-based SpaceX will look to make yet another space-flight advancement Thursday when it attempts the first launch of its refurbished Falcon 9 rocket created to make it more durable for re-use in future missions. Unlike all SpaceX missions in 2017 and 2018, the preflight fueling sequence will be very different. Bangladesh's launch is likely to start a price war in the region. Read More »

Apple plans to sell video subscriptions through its TV app

perth_map

For example, you can subscribe to Netflix directly from the streaming video service through its website (and Apple gets no cut), or subscribe through Netflix's app using your Apple ID (which allows Apple to take a percentage). Netflix and YouTube (owned by rival Alphabet), operate the two largest online video services in the world outside of China. This boosts the Apple TV app on various devices like iPads and iPhones, Bloomberg says this would also give the company another way ... Read More »

IPhone with a triple lens camera is likely to launch next year

perth_map

Recent news from the Taipei Times has cited a research note from Yunata Securities analyst Jeff Pu that claims Apple is likely to launch a new iPhone model with a triple lens rear camera sometime next year. Given that Apple is one of the clients of Largan, it is but natural to expect that the lens maker's revenue will shoot up if the Cupertino company comes up with a triple-lens camera smartphone in the next two years. Read More »

CBA loses 12 million records, doesn't tell customers

perth_map

Commonwealth Bank of Australia said in a statement it had failed to track down two magnetic tapes on which the information was recorded and which had been set aside for destruction in May 2016. There have been numerous reports of counterfeit credit cards and identities from CBA-owned BankWest available for sale on the dark web, and staff members were sacked from the WA bank in 2014 for selling documents. Read More »

Apple might be planning to ditch 3D Touch with the upcoming iPhones

perth_map

According to KGI's note , to compensate the high cost of the panel Apple might remove the 3D Touch functionality on the 6.1-inch iPhone 2018. In an earlier report we were led to believe the new lower-end iPhone would include 3D Touch, however, it appears this will not be the case due to cost constraints. Read More »

'Fortnite' meteor reveals possible theme for next season

perth_map

The extended downtime lead to Epic Games giving players a free backbling item and Battle Stars to make up for the delays. One of the first sightings of a meteor making impact to the map of Fortnite came from community member Fire Breather on Twitter where they posted a video showing multiple flaming projectiles from the sky land right near them during a match today. Read More »

Kellyanne Conway chides CNN host over question about husband's Trump tweets

perth_map

As the two battled Conway added, "You just brought him into this". "I would ask you that if you were a man", Bash replied, to which Kellyanne Conway simply said, "No you would not". Debra, you're a friend, a mentor, and a role model for so many, including me, and I'm excited to continue this conversation with you and all of the leading women from tonight's event. Read More »

Flyers down Penguins on road to force Game 6

perth_map

The Flyers did trail the Pens 2-1 but scored the final three goals of the game and it was Sean Couturier , who scored the game-winner with just 1:15 left in the game. "We didn't give up a whole lot of chances, especially in the third period , and one of them ended up in our net". Can the Flyers match it and force and anything-can-happen Game 7? Locked in a duel with Pekka Rinne with his team facing elimination, the Hamburglar stopped 44 of Nashville's 45 shots to steal a 2-1 ... Read More »