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TechByter Worldwide 2018-06-24: Backup Means Never Having to Say %! Short Circuits. Spare Parts

4 hours ago   |   TechByter

Last week we talked about the importance of updating your router's firmware to avoid a nasty flaw, but the files on your computer are vulnerable even with the latest firmware...
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​European Union prepares to wreck internet with new copyright law

6 hours ago   |   ZDnet

If passed, Article 13 will force all websites to check any and all posts for copyright violations. That will include photos, videos, words, tweets, memes, software code, etc...
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Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

Online shopping prices likely to rise after new sales tax ruling

9 hours ago   |   SlashGear   |   7 articles

A surprise Supreme Court ruling could make your next online shopping spree more expensive, after deciding that states can impose sales tax on internet purchases made from...
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The Supreme Court just issued a major ruling on how online retailers can charge sales tax. Here's what it means for Amazon

The Supreme Court just issued a major ruling on how online retailers can charge sales tax. Here's what it means for Amazon

9 hours ago   |   Business Insider   |   7 articles

The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of South Dakota in Wayfair vs. South Dakota on Thursday. The decision paves the way for states to collect sales tax on online...
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New laws could make posting memes a punishable offense because nobody has a sense of humor anymore

New laws could make posting memes a punishable offense because nobody has a sense of humor anymore

11 hours ago   |   TheBoyGeniusReport

Memes currently make up about 96% of the entire internet. Okay, that was a mild exaggeration, but it's pretty obvious how much meme culture has grown in recent years. You can't...
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Supreme court rules states can collect sales tax from online retailers

13 hours ago   |   The Guardian   |   18 articles

Court overturns pre-internet ruling that had allowed many internet businesses to avoid paying the duties The supreme court ruled on Thursday that states can require online...
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Valve nixes 'CS:GO' and 'Dota 2' trading following Dutch loot box law

Valve nixes 'CS:GO' and 'Dota 2' trading following Dutch loot box law

13 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   2 articles

Back in April, the Netherlands ruled that loot boxes in video games were essentially gambling and called for their removal by mid-June. Now, Valve has responded by disabling...
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Supreme Court ruling lets states collect sales tax from online purchases

14 hours ago   |   Engadget   |   18 articles

It's not unheard of for internet retailers to collect sales tax regardless of where their customers are located, but they might not have much choice before long. The US Supreme...
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Samsung Fined $400M in FinFET Patent Dispute

Samsung Fined $400M in FinFET Patent Dispute

14 hours ago   |   ExtremeTech

Samsung has been hit with a $400M fine for failing to license a critical FinFET patent - and that damage could balloon up to $1.2B at the judge's discretion.
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Disney Close to Antitrust Approval if Fox is Acquired

Disney Close to Antitrust Approval if Fox is Acquired

14 hours ago   |   GeekTyrant

Disney just increased their bid to acquire Fox all the way up to $71.3 billion and everyone is expecting Comcast to submit a counteroffer. However, Comcast may have just been...
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U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

U.S. states can now force consumers to pay online sales tax

In other words, you might have to start paying tax on B&H orders. On Thursday, June 21, the Supreme Court voted in favor (5-4) of allowing states to require online buyers pay... Read more ...

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel. Sticker... Read more ...

Microsoft issues fresh round of Windows 10 cumulative updates

Microsoft issues fresh round of Windows 10 cumulative updates

Prepare for a new round of fixes for older versions of Windows 10. June's Patch Tuesday has come and gone, but Microsoft is pushing out another round of cumulative updates for... Read more ...

Steam's summer sale opens with a mini-game gimmick

Steam's summer sale opens with a mini-game gimmick

It's time to lash your wallet to the mast again, because these are choppy waters for anyone with a poor grip on their money. Steam's summer sale has started, bringing its usual... Read more ...

Mi Pad 4 with thin bezels image leaks online

Mi Pad 4 with thin bezels image leaks online

The Mi Pad 4 was yesterday confirmed to get a Snapdragon 660 chipset and an 8-inch screen by Xiaomi. Today, some long-hidden images of the tablet have now been posted in the... Read more ...

Microsoft Launcher beta gets new family features, Cortana improvements

Microsoft Launcher beta gets new family features, Cortana improvements

Microsoft Launcher recently picked up another update in the beta channel, but if you're not into testing apps, we're going get you through all the changes that you'll get as... Read more ...

Stanley Kubrick's ‘2001: A Space Odyssey' 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Announced

Stanley Kubrick's ‘2001: A Space Odyssey' 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Announced

Warner Home Video has finally dated Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray release for October 30th in conjunction with the film's 50th anniversary after... Read more ...

Google Assistant update makes conversations more natural

Google Assistant update makes conversations more natural

In its attempt to streamline the way people interact with its Assistant, Google announced it has released a new update that makes chatting with the personal digital assistant... Read more ...

Microsoft, Nintendo partner for cross-play in ‘Minecraft'

Microsoft, Nintendo partner for cross-play in ‘Minecraft'

Microsoft and Nintendo released a trailer promoting cross-play on Minecraft today. The trailer features two people playing Minecraft together - one on the Nintendo Switch, the... Read more ...

Mi Pad 4 to come with AI face recognition tech, Xiaomi confirms

Mi Pad 4 to come with AI face recognition tech, Xiaomi confirms

Xiaomi has confirmed another key detail for the upcoming Mi Pad 4. In a post on its official Weibo account, the Chinese company revealed the tablet features AI face unlock... Read more ...