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IE now is a "deprecated" product (not being developed), but it still has more than twice the market share of the Edge browser , per USA government site-visit stats. Will Microsoft replace Edge with a new browser or add a third browser to the OS remains to be seen . "Our intent is to align the Microsoft Edge web platform simultaneously (a) with web standards and (b) with other Chromium-based browsers", the company said in a blog post .
  • Google Hangouts gets hung out to dry in 2020, report says

    Google Hangouts gets hung out to dry in 2020, report says

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    The original Hangouts app will shut down sometime in 2020 , a person familiar with the matter told 9to5Google. Better, a lineage for the preservation of your existing Hangouts chat history/data would be implied by this reveal. Although the current focus for Hangouts Chat and Meet is undoubtedly business-focused, Johnston spoke vaguely of plans to make these more consumer-facing in future.
  • Amazon Web Services announces new service to simplify building blockchains

    Amazon Web Services announces new service to simplify building blockchains

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    AWS Control Tower gives customers an automated "landing zone" that makes it easy to set up their multi-account environment and continuously govern their AWS workloads with rules for security, operations, and compliance. Amazon Managed Blockchain takes care of the rest, creating a blockchain network that can span multiple AWS accounts with multiple nodes per member, and configuring software, security, and network settings.
  • ‘Google Fi’ Now Works With Apple’s iPhone

    ‘Google Fi’ Now Works With Apple’s iPhone

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    Unfortunately, any phone not built for the Fi network loses this functionality. For now, Google Fi for iOS is beta so things may get smoothed out for compatible devices in the coming months. Google has loosened its stranglehold on Project Fi, expanding its U.S. cellphone network service beyond its own handsets to competitor smartphones made by Samsung and Apple.
  • The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 sportscar is here

    The eighth generation of the Porsche 911 sportscar is here

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    The top speeds are now 308 km/h ( 911 Carrera S) and 306 km/h for the all-wheel-drive version. The power is delivered by a newly developed eight-speed dual-clutch transmission. In addition to a central tachometer, the driver looks at two frameless displays, while beneath the large central screen are five buttons for quick access to the most important functions.
  • Cyber Monday: Nintendo Switch Plus $35 eShop Credit Is $299

    Cyber Monday: Nintendo Switch Plus $35 eShop Credit Is $299

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    Last week, Nintendo of Europe launched a very welcome Cyber Deals 2018 sale , reducing the digital prices of numerous first-party wonders and indie delights. Overall Nintendo sold $250 million worth of products during the holiday, according to internal sales figures . Ultimate, set to release on December 7.
  • Rockstar Games Announce That 'Red Dead Online' Starts Tomorrow

    Rockstar Games Announce That 'Red Dead Online' Starts Tomorrow

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    UnshiftedToast made these custom Red Dead Redemption 2 LEGO minifigs, with plans to recreate all 24 members of Dutch's gang. After that, anyone who played the game between October 26 and October 29 will gain access to the beta on Thursday, November 29 , and finally, the beta will open up to all players on November 30 .
  • The best Black Friday 2018 gaming deals: Consoles, games, accessories, and more

    The best Black Friday 2018 gaming deals: Consoles, games, accessories, and more

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    This is a pretty good opportunity to upgrade to an Xbox One X or S console for a fraction of the price it would usually cost. Most Black Friday 2018 sales have kicked off online in some stage. Online Black Friday 2018 continues on Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday. If you want a year of PS+ subscription to go alongside that new headset, you can get one for £10 off at £39.99 on Amazon UK .
  • Amazon and Microsoft team up to bring Skype calling to Alexa devices

    Amazon and Microsoft team up to bring Skype calling to Alexa devices

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    Echo devices will have access to audio calls, while Alexa devices with screens - like the Echo Show or Spot - will allow users to place video calls. Then sign in using the Microsoft credentials on Skype . If you're not yet on the 4K train, you can instead score a saving on the previous-gen Fire TV Stick with 1st-generation Alexa Voice Remote.
  • Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography

    Tumblr was removed from App Store for child pornography

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    Google has introduced an "indoor maps" feature to the "Find My Device" app so that it can direct users to the spot where they might have accidentally dropped their smartphones. This led to it being banned for a day in Indonesia over the mature content. As this is an industry-wide problem, we work collaboratively with our industry peers and partners like the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children ( NCMEC ) to actively monitor content uploaded to the platform.