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Nintendo Switch Online Will Launch in the Second Half of September

And the service launches in a month! Nintendo is continuing to trickle out small bits of information about its upcoming paid online service, Nintendo Switch Online, that will compete against Xbox Live and PlayStation Network. The dedicated app for the service is also available to download right now, but it's useless at best and terrible at worst. We knew that the Nintendo Switch Online program would be coming this Summer, but now we have it narrowed down even more for next month.

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Samsung to plug $160bn into new technology in major growth push

It forms part of a broader strategy under which the Samsung group will invest KRW180 trillion ($160.7 billion) in total over the next three years in capital expenditure and research and development. By drawing on its well-established expertise in technology and start-up investments, Samsung will open up its venture incubation program to both external and internal start-up projects and provide software training.

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Google Pixel 3 launch date shown as October 4 in ad posting

Google has been testing Android P since early this year, and it just released the final developer preview a few weeks ago . Android Pie is now rolling out to Pixel devices, plus the Essential Phone . It's not on board the Galaxy S8/Galaxy Note 8/Galaxy S7 Android Oreo updates (at least not yet), but Google's Project Treble , one of Oreo's key ingredients, is on board the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for August 2018 Revealed

The company reported profits of 226.4 billion yen ($2.0 billion) for the April to June quarter, up from 80.9 billion yen in the same period previous year and 21.2 billion yen in 2016. After releasing Zero Escape - Zero Time Dilemma and Heavy Rain as some of the gifts for their loyal subscribers last month , the next set of games to be released for free under the Instant Game Collection for PlayStation Plus for August 2018 have now been announced by Sony.

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Google sets some ground rules for notch displays

Google said the move is to ensure consistency and app compatibility with devices that do have cutouts. "In portrait orientation with no special flags set, the status bar must extend to at least the height of the cutout". This second rule is to ensure no app content is displayed in the cutout area. While we have seen the number of notched Android phones growing increasingly this year, consumers are still divided on the notch.

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Public Service Commission revokes Charter merger agreement with Time Warner Cable

Charter is a communications hub for two million state residents, delivering digital cable TV, Internet services and phone service to customers. Friday's actions are meant to address Charter's failings and to ensure NY has a partner interested in the public good, not just lining its pockets.

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Evacuations Ordered In Southwest Idyllwild Over Fast-Moving Cranston Fire

Forest Service spokesman Lee Beyer said it appeared to be moving into less populated areas in its second day. The fire was the largest of at least five that police believe were purposely set by Mc Glover on Wednesday. Brandon N. McGlover, 32, of Temecula was booked on suspicion of five counts of arson, state fire officials said . "We live in a lovely town", Achtner told the newspaper.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch to gatecrash the Note 9's August launch event

Looks like Samsung's new and upcoming Galaxy Note 9 will look like a modern Galaxy Note device. Samsung Mobile President DJ Koh has gone on the record to talk about the company's plans for a foldable Galaxy phone and has previously told reporters to expect a folding phone as early as this year.

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MacBook Pro updated with 8th-gen Intel Core chipsets

In addition, the new laptops are more quiet keyboard third generation, because previously, Apple had received complaints about users sticking and falling out of keyboard buttons. The internals is powered by Apple T2 chips . Alongside the new notebooks, Apple launched something interesting as well. " The MacBook Pro 13 is priced from RM7,499 while the 15" version is priced from RM9,999 in Malaysia.

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Trump replaces high court's swing vote with conservative

As senators begin the process of vetting Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh , public disclosure forms show he's not almost as wealthy as numerous justices on the high court. She watched and snapped photos as Kavanaugh was serving meals to the homeless outside of Catholic Charities in downtown Washington , D.C. "In employment discrimination claims, Judge Kavanaugh's opinions over the years typically favored the employer", Michael Lotito, a lawyer at Littler, an employer law firm, wrote ...

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Apple helped make an external GPU for its refreshed MacBook Pros

The updated MacBook Pro with Touch Bar models will keep the same pricing as in the previous generation, starting at $2699 for the 13-inch model and $3499 for the 15-inch model. Retina Display with True Tone Delivers Ultimate Viewing Experience With 500 nits of brightness and support for the P3 wide colour gamut, the Retina display on MacBook Pro is the best Mac notebook display ever.

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Specs, Price and Pre-order — Microsoft Surface Go

How does it compare with the Surface Pro? It weighs 1.15 pound and 8.3mm. Nevertheless it's worthwhile taking a look at the Surface Go, as it indicates that Microsoft still views the small, cost-effective tablet space as having some merit.

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Netflix's Smart Downloads enable offline binge-watching

As Netflix tells it in their handy video explainer, this takes away the need to do not forget to download new episodes and delete the old ones. Not a great deal of friction, to be sure, but it was evidently enough that Netflix has developed a way to automate the process.

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Samsung Galaxy X Foldable Smartphone To Be Unveiled Before Galaxy S10

A folding phone can't be easy to make, hence why it's supposed to be playing it safe by only making a limited number of devices. Samsung originally promised the folding Galaxy X would arrive before the end of 2018, but following a delay rumours expected it to be unveiled sometime in February.

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'Plane Bae' says 'there's still hope' for him and mystery woman

Dallas resident, Rosey Blair had Twitter dying with suspense this week as she documented a love connection she had a hand in creating on a plane ride from NY to Dallas. "Both of them seemed ambitious, open and engaging", said Rosey, who shared the #PlaneBae story in real time, thanks to on-board WiFi. Other users followed the Twitter thread closely and began replying photos to Blair, confirming to her how invested they were in finding out more details.

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Tech's 'dirty secret': App developers are sifting through your Gmail

They check on the company's identity, its privacy policies, and that the data they are getting makes sense for the business that they are running. Some companies may request access to " read, send, delete, and manage your email " which gives them full access to emails on Gmail .

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Instagram adds option to put music in Stories, but only on iPhones

The music feature on the app is now only available for IOS, but a version for the Android will be coming soon. Instagram users in 51 countries can now access a library of potential soundtracks for their videos, containing thousands of songs .

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Apple releases first public beta of iOS 12

The advent of technology OCR on iOS devices is not yet disclosed, but there is a chance that people will see its implementation in the next 5 years. This is the big one. You can then share Memojis in an iMessage or use them in a FaceTime video call from your iPhone X . I still wish Apple would add one more missing feature: the ability to play back recordings at faster (or slower) speeds.

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With a billion users, Instagram takes on YouTube in video

While "medium-form" video (5-20 minutes in length) has gotten relatively little attention, short-form video and long-form video have switched places in terms of the proportion of time people are willing to allot to one or the other, according to video analytics company Ooyala .

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Apple's AirPower wireless charger may not be released until September (AAPL)

Apple has always promised a 2018 release for AirPower , but it had been expected much sooner. Some of you might remember that Apple announced its AirPower wireless charging mat for multiple devices in September past year alongside its new iPhone .

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Details of the OPPO Find X revealed

It comes with up to 256Gb of storage , 8Gb of RAM , a 3730mAh battery , and it goes on sale in China today, with a global launch in the offing... Now new information about the Oppo Find X points out that the phone will have a screen-to-body ratio above 90 percent. We don't yet have U.S. specific pricing or availability, but that info should be coming soon.

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Apple to add life-saving new feature in iOS 12

The feature, which will only be available to those in the United States and will not hook into global emergency services, will be powered by RapidSOS's IP-based system and will securely provide call centers with Hybridized Emergency Location Data by pulling data based on proximity to WiFi access points and cell towers.

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Check out ten minutes of Capcom's Resident Evil 2 right here

It just holds its decayed dignity so well. After years in development, Capcom finally pulled the curtain back on the Resident Evil 2 remake at E3 2018 . Some fans have also now compared the map design from Resident Evil 2 Remake to the original game and from the comparison, it appears to be bigger and completely expanded design that adds many new locations and makes some key structural changes.

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Became known the release dates of new Xbox console

Sams claims that after he was "tipped off" about the console, he was able to view documents that "highlighted several unannounced Microsoft products that are coming in the next two years". He further added that a reason behind the console running games at 30 FPS is because of the CPU and GPU balance in consoles is off and the CPU in the current-gen consoles is a bit weaker compared to the GPU.

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a Brand-New Co-op Shooter Set in 1980

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a brand-new co-op game unveiled at the Bethesda BE3 Showcase 2018. According to Pete Hines, Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot is a way of fucking "Nazi in every platform possible". Wolfenstein: Youngblood is set to release in 2019. For now, we're marking the game as two player online campaign co-op until we hear more from MachineGames.