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Iconic LeBron James banner coming down in Cleveland

Iconic LeBron James banner coming down in Cleveland After all, he owns two multi-million dollar homes in L.A. His production company, Spring Hill Entertainment, is housed in Los Angeles also. However, George considered it a better option than the Lakers. However, the two-time reigning NBA Finals MVP reportedly privately suggested the prospect was not as alluring as some might think. "I know some people are rolling their eyes , but I like what ... [Full Article...]

Google lets 3rd-party app developers read your emails

Google lets 3rd-party app developers read your emails Wired editor-in-chief and CBS News contributor Nicholas Thompson joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss whether this is similar to the Facebook-Cambridge Analytica data scandal and what Google needs to do to make privacy settings clearer. The Journal mentions two companies that have such practices in place, including Return Path , a marketing company, and Edison Software , which makes a mobile e... [Full Article...]

Samsung phone bug secretly shares your photos with rando contacts

As if the bug was not already bad enough, what's even worse is that any message sent unknowingly by the app will not show up in the sent folder as well. In the meantime, users can switch to another text messaging app , such as Google's Android Messages , or disable access to phone storage for the Samsung Messages app . [Full Article...]

Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP

Epic Games Aims to Re-Release ‘Fortnite’ Playground Mode ASAP Epic explained why it was taken offline shortly after the limited time mode was taken off the game. The 50v50 LTM that's replacing Final Fight will have some new guidelines compared to previous 50v50 game modes. "We're still testing these changes but are aiming to return this mode later today". 'We've got multiple teams working to get this mode back into your hands so you can let your imaginat... [Full Article...]

Apple, Samsung settle seven-year legal battle over design patent infringement

Apple, Samsung settle seven-year legal battle over design patent infringement Documents filed with the Northern District Court of California this morning indicate that both parties have agreed to drop and settle the remaining claims and counter claims in their legal battle. "We believe deeply in the value of design", Apple said recently, "and our teams work tirelessly to create innovative products that delight our customers". [Full Article...]

Sony is locking Fortnite accounts to PS4, and players are mad

Switch and Xbox One users could play with each other, as well as PC users, but not with PS4 players. And if there was any hope that things might change, Sony's statement closed by saying, " We have nothing further to add beyond this at this point ". [Full Article...]

Industries Reveals New Halo Infinite Details

Industries Reveals New Halo Infinite Details During yesterday's Microsoft E3 2018 press conference , Phil Spencer discussed the future of gaming at Microsoft , and the next generation Xbox One console. It looks great , but these delays are starting to make us question if the game will ever actually be released. And even though Microsoft has been scaling back its consumer-market presence, games continue to be a big driver in the mobi... [Full Article...]

Epic Games Releases the Year's Biggest Battle Royale on Switch - Fortnite

Epic Games Releases the Year's Biggest Battle Royale on Switch - Fortnite Not now, not ever. If you've played Fornite on PS4 with your Epic account, you won't be able to use that same account on Switch . Fortnite is free-to-play so you can jump in whenever you want without worrying about breaking the bank on an experience you may not like. [Full Article...]

What the Pixel 3 leaks tell us about Google's hardware strategy

What the Pixel 3 leaks tell us about Google's hardware strategy What do you think of the Pixel 3 XL? There is a chin on the front of the phone , too, which would line up with previous rumors, including a leak of what was believed to be screen protectors for the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL . For reference, here are the two shots from this morning with the screen showing the phone has a Snapdragon 845, 4GB of RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. [Full Article...]

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems

Apple touts privacy features of new operating systems Cook told NPR that Apple's partnership with Facebook just let users share on the social network directly from their device's operating system. "Well it turns out, these (like and share buttons) can be used to track you, whether you click on them or not". [Full Article...]

BlackBerry Key2, tomorrow official launch. Evan Blass reveals the last details

BlackBerry Key2, tomorrow official launch. Evan Blass reveals the last details This phone will be the successor of last year's KEYone . The Blackberry Key2 was supposed to first be introduced to the world on June 7, however a well-known industry leaker has tweeted some very revealing press images. Additionally, the BlackBerry logo has been stamped on the back along with a dual camera setup. For reference, the KEYOne sported a 4.5-inch scratch resistant full HD displa... [Full Article...]

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference

Here's what to expect Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference The Worldwide Developer Conference is Apple's annual event for the people who work with its technology but is also the venue for some major announcements. Last month, Google unveiled new features on its upcoming Android P operating system that allow users to track their app usage and limit time on their smartphones. [Full Article...]

Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update

Apple hits hard on privacy, Memoji in new iOS update Apple has also introduced a new AR format - USDZ - and a new augmented reality measuring app call Measure . iPhones have had NFC chips in them for years, but until now they've been restricted for use with Apple Pay only. Also, iOS 12 now groups notifications by app and topics. Next week's developers conference may bring more updates to Siri and HomePod as both have been major points ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn

Microsoft buys code-sharing site Github for $7.5bn Created in 2008, the GitHub repository hosting service broke the 100,000 users barrier around mid-2009, needing only one more year to cross 1 million repositories hosted. As Bloomberg reports , Microsoft is believed to have acquired GitHub . "Today, we released the integration of Visual Studio App Centre and Github , which provides Github developers building mobile apps for iOS, Android... [Full Article...]

Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live

Apple to unveil new iPhone, iPad and Mac features live These are the requirements. In addition, there will be an Apple News app (currently available in iOS 11) and a refreshed App Store with video previews. This can also be used to unlock smart locks, security systems at buildings, payments at metro etc. According to the firm, apps will launch up to 60% faster on an iPhone 6 Plus, a device that launched four years ago in 2014. [Full Article...]

MIUI 10 : Latest updates user should know about

MIUI 10 : Latest updates user should know about Talking about the Xiaomi Mi 8 , the company has launched a next-generation smartphone that will directly challenge the flagship phones like iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 . The Explorer features a high-end design that includes an in-display fingerprint sensor that uses pressure sensitivity. The Explorer Edition will have only one variant with 8 GB RAM and 128 GB storage . [Full Article...]

Assassin's Creed Odyssey reportedly has dialogue choices

Assassin's Creed Odyssey reportedly has dialogue choices That changed this year, with very little being said about the next game in the series. The curious thing here, of course, is that the timing of this announcement seems to hint at a return to annualisation for Assassin's Creed . Ubisoft has not responded to requests for comments. Even more so than Origins . While Origins altered the combat, Odyssey will introduce dialogue options, a first f... [Full Article...]

Businesses slow to tackle new European Union privacy law

Businesses slow to tackle new European Union privacy law It will make sure that regulation is in place to force companies to ensure the highest level of personal privacy protection. The rules are now being considered by the European Parliament and the Council, so there's no guarantee they will ever take effect. [Full Article...]

Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition Guns For October Release Date

Mega Man 11 amiibo Edition Guns For October Release Date Take on Dr. Wily again as he puts something he's created called the Double Gear system into the mix, which basically pushes robots beyond their original capabilities - that means bad news for you. Both physical and digital versions will be released, and the game is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store for $30. The Double Gear system in Mega Man 11 adds a unique new twist ... [Full Article...]

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement

PUBG Corp is suing Fortnite's creators for copyright infringement Fortnite was initially unveiled as a single-player game (the Save the World mode), but it tacked on Battle Royale in September 2017, about half a year after PUBG reached Steam's Early Access. While many of its core concepts are indeed similar, it'd be hard to call it plagiarism. "We filed the suit to protect our copyright", the company told the Korea Times . [Full Article...]


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