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EA Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Starts Next Week

EA Origin Access Premier Subscription Service Starts Next Week EA is going all in on unlimited gaming. EA announced Origin Access Premier at E3 this year which promised access to EA's frontline games. More quietly, it also pulled the plug on Origin's "On the House" program, which provided free games to everyone-including non-Access subscribers-on an intermittent, time-limited basis. [Full Article...]

Comcast tops profit forecasts; cable TV subscriptions fall

Comcast tops profit forecasts; cable TV subscriptions fall The satellite broadcaster , the focus of a bidding war between 39 per cent shareholder 21st Century Fox and American cable giant Comcast , said the building blocks were in place for future growth. Comcast said it has increased its marketing for internet-only subscribers, since internet has higher profit margins than cable, which are diminished by TV programming costs. [Full Article...]

Cranston Fire in Idyllwild area grows to 7500 acres

The fire has forced evacuations of more than 2,100 homes. The Ferguson Fire in central California, which has grown to more than 43,200 acres, has forced parts of the nearby Yosemite National Park to close until at least Sunday. A fire official says an explosive wildfire in Northern California has killed a bulldozer operator as he fought to contain the blaze and injured three firefighters. [Full Article...]

Fortnite Birthday Cake Locations Guide: Where To Dance For The Challenge

Fortnite Birthday Cake Locations Guide: Where To Dance For The Challenge You can now find birthday cakes dotted about the map with consumable pieces next to them. We expect the game to come back online later today, seeing as Epic has promised a host of birthday challenges that will run until August 7. Thankfully, each of the challenges are fairly easy, though one of them will require you to spend a little bit of time running around the map and getting your dance on... [Full Article...]

Sony reveals world's highest-resolution phone-camera image sensor

Sony reveals world's highest-resolution phone-camera image sensor Once upon a time, smartphone cameras were judged by their megapixel counts. Sony is labelling the new unit "compact" - it measures up at 8millimetres diagonally, meaning phones that adopt it should not have to carry a huge camera bump. The result should be bright, low noise images, Sony says. Sony exposure control and signal processing functionality are integrated into the sensor to allow ... [Full Article...]

Mitch McConnell mocks article about Brett Kavanaugh’s finances on Senate floor

Mitch McConnell mocks article about Brett Kavanaugh’s finances on Senate floor The official said Trump decided on Kavanaugh because of his large body of jurisprudence cited by other courts, describing him as a judge that other judges read. GOP leaders, with a slim majority in the Senate, are anxious to have Kavanaugh in place for the start of the court's session in October - and before the November congressional elections. [Full Article...]

Blackmagic Design Ships Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro

Blackmagic Design Ships Blackmagic eGPU for MacBook Pro Hoping Apple's refreshed MacBook Pro - just announced today - would include a keyboard that can't be damaged by a little dust? Apple 15-inch MacBook Pro feature True Tone display. Apple continues to insist that only a very small percentage of keyboards fail due to small bits of grit and dust getting stuck in keys (though it made a fix warranty extension program all the same), and I know man... [Full Article...]

Microsoft introduced the Surface Go from $399

Microsoft introduced the Surface Go from $399 And sorry if you own a type cover from an earlier Surface, since its larger size makes it a no-go on the Surface Go . Long-rumoured, recent weeks have seen leaks on Reddit and reported filings with the FCC, suggesting the appearance of a new tablet from the Silicon Valley giant was imminent. [Full Article...]

How to solve Fortnite Season 5's Risky Reels treasure map challenge

How to solve Fortnite Season 5's Risky Reels treasure map challenge What has changed in the season 5 map? Like other challenges that task you with tracking down certain items, the Lightning Bolts can be found in various parts of the island. If you've found anymore that aren't listed in the image above, feel free to drop us a tip in the comment section so we can make sure to add it to this list! "You're in for a wild ride", writes Epic Games in the descriptio... [Full Article...]

IHOP changes name back, says it faked IHOb for publicity

IHOP changes name back, says it faked IHOb for publicity IHOP may now be in the burger business, but it hasn't abandoned its pancakes and plans to offer a sweet deal for one day only. Less than a month ago, IHOP revealed the flip flop to IHOb and instantly lit up social media. The giveaway is in celebration of its 60th birthday. "That's right, IHOP! We'd never turn our back on pancakes (except for that time we faked it to promote our new bur... [Full Article...]

Apple to launch dual-SIM iPhone X

Apple to launch dual-SIM iPhone X Last year, Apple released their most advanced phone yet, the iPhone X . However, given the popularity of smartphones with red color among consumers, the company might offer the LCD iPhone with a slightly different shade of red right at launch. [Full Article...]

Flight love connection captures the attention of Twitter users

Flight love connection captures the attention of Twitter users Throughout the flight, Rosey documented the budding couple's interaction on social media, even splurging a few extra dollars for more in-flight WiFi to keep her new fans locked in. It seems social media has identified her, though most of her accounts have since been deleted. "I recognize you. This has to be you, '" he said. A handsome stranger ended up being that woman's new neighbor, and the tw... [Full Article...]

Comcast Xfinity Mobile will throttle your data usage to "save you money"

Comcast Xfinity Mobile will throttle your data usage to Comcast spins this change by saying it will "help you save money if you pay By the Gig and take longer to reach the 20 GB threshold if you have the Unlimited data option". For everyone else, the company plans to roll out these changes in the coming weeks. This will be allowed "on an interim basis at no charge", Ars Technica reports. [Full Article...]

Google says Gmail messages sometimes read by third parties

Google says Gmail messages sometimes read by third parties One could say that users are responsible for granting access to their data. There are times when Google employees do read emails but it's with very specific cases where users give Gmail their consent or for security purposes like investigating a bug or abuse. [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 filing confirms big S Pen changes are afoot

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 filing confirms big S Pen changes are afoot The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back and the design is quintessentially Samsung. Samsung's got its stock apps in there, too, including its own Gallery option . Jio subscribers can also take advantage of Double Data offer on the first four recharges of Rs. 198 or higher. It's possible the S Pen could now be used to unlock new features that don't require the accessory to be near to the ... [Full Article...]

Now, you can add background music to your Instagram Stories

Now, you can add background music to your Instagram Stories Before this, users were only able to add music to their Stories by playing a song out on their phone. With these, you can either add music before or after you capture a Story. What's more? You can search out a song and artist of your choice, or you can look through the selection of songs by choosing the genre, what's most popular, and what you're feeling. [Full Article...]

OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones going forward

OnePlus promises 2 years of software updates for all phones going forward OnePlus confirmed that it would provide two years of regular software updates from the release date of the phone including new features added by Google , Android versions, Android security patches and bug fixes. On the whole, OnePlus is stopping the OxygenOS Open Beta development for the OnePlus 3 and 3T. For instance, OnePlus 5 , which made its debut in June 2017 five months befo... [Full Article...]

Google Home speakers complain of 'glitch'

Google Home speakers complain of 'glitch' This has been going on for about an hour now and there is no estimated time for a fix from Google as of yet. If you can't wait that long, the company also points to where you can go for a faster resolution. "We are really sorry for the inconvenience and are taking steps to prevent this issue from happening in the future". In the case of Chromecast, users on the Chromecast Product Forum noticed... [Full Article...]

Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose

Apple is working on high-end headphones to compete with Bose Apple is said to be looking into including a heart-rate monitor and other biometric sensors with future AirPods as well. Apple's is dramatically revamping its audio hardware in 2019 with high-end AirPods, over-the-ear headphones and a new HomePod speaker, according to a new report today. [Full Article...]

Supreme Court Sides With States On Online Sales Taxes

Supreme Court Sides With States On Online Sales Taxes Up until the high court's ruling Thursday, retailers were not required to collect sales tax from consumers unless they had a physical presence in the shopper's state. A 5 to 4 ruling from the Supreme Court will change that, but Kevin McCarthy with the Arizona Tax Research Association says the impact won't immediately be felt in Arizona. [Full Article...]


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