Honor dons the news beard, unveils the first new phone with Google Apps

Thanks to US and other countries’ trade sanctions against China-based Huawei, one of the world’s largest phone makers was effectively cut off from Google’s proprietary Android software. With few choices left, Huawei sold its Honor sub-brand to a consortium of new owners, effectively making it a brand new business unit. With restored B2B relationships, the Honor 50 and 50 Pro …

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Ads in the app come to Oculus Quest

Over the next few weeks, Facebook plans to start testing ads that Oculus Quest owners will see while playing games and using headphone apps. The first of these appears in Blaston, a first-person bullet hell from Resolution Games, followed by software from two other unnamed developers sometime over the next few weeks. “Currently, this is a test with a few …

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Atlus’ 35th Anniversary Articles Feature Jack Frost

Atlus unveiled new items made to celebrate the company’s 35th anniversary. Most of the elements have Jack Frost, the iconic demon who has regularly appeared in Atlus’ Shin Megami Tensei and Person series. All items are immediately available for pre-orders in Japan through the Atlus D Shop on ebten. [Thanks, 4Gamer!] Here is the complete list of items from Atlus’ …

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U.S. antitrust laws will prohibit Apple from pre-installing its own apps on iPhones

Apple would not be allowed to sell iPhones with their own apps installed under proposed US antitrust law released last week. Representative David Cicilline confirmed the self-imposed ban in a discussion with journalists, whose details were shared by Bloomberg. Instead of pre-installed apps, Apple has to offer other app options for consumers to download. Right now, iPhones are coming with …

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Android Auto gets a small update with many useful adjustments

Unlike Apple CarPlay, Android Auto has undergone some profound changes from the original design when it was released five years ago, until now. And Google is further adjusting and adding Auto’s functionality, with an update which rolls out this summer. One of Android Auto’s more notable improvements is a sophisticated messaging interface that lets you start composing messages in apps …

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Sotheby’s will auction the source code on the internet as NFT

The British computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee, who developed the original source code for the World Wide Web, turns the data into a non-fungible token (NFT) through the luxury auction house Sotheby’s. According to a Tuesday announcement from Sotheby’s, the auction house will put out NFT for bids from 23 June. Bidding for NFT, called “This Changed Everything” and contains time-stamped …

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Google Workspace is now free for everyone

Google is the gift that just keeps on giving, as the company has announced that the business productivity platform is now available to everyone for free. As one of the most popular software vendors in the world, Google and its vast ecosystem of products have been a big part of the business ecosystem for many years now. Between Gmail’s dizzying …

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