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Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iMac upgrades

That company offers a similar wireless multi-speaker system for listening to music throughout the home, similar to HomePod's ability to chain together multiple speakers. When the data does get sent, anonymization and encryption means your voice commands aren't tied to your Apple ID, and even the company isn't able to clearly view it. [Full Article...]

Apple officially intros support for virtual reality in macOS at WWDC'17

Apple officially intros support for virtual reality in macOS at WWDC'17 Through a newly announced external GPU, developers and content creators will be able to use a beta of SteamVR and the new MacOS, High Sierra , to access the creative power of Vive with their MacBooks... Demos of HTC Vive support were shown during WWDC in San Jose, along with claims that the new 2017 iMacs will be best suited for the platform, thanks to their enhanced specifications. [Full Article...]

Oregon Will Join Climate Change Coalition To Meet Paris Goals

Trump himself ignored a question about climate change when asked by journalists during an unrelated event Friday, although he did joke that Thursday's decision had proven "controversial". "If we can, great". Tillerson said during comments in Sydney that Trump wants "perhaps a new construct of an agreement", the news service reported. [Full Article...]

Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

But I did notice the HomePod was able fill a large room very well and sounded great no matter what angle I was listening from, which Apple says is possible because the HomePod is smart enough to intelligently tune itself and balance the audio to match any room or position you put it in. [Full Article...]

How to install the first macOS 10.13 High Sierra Developer Beta build

How to install the first macOS 10.13 High Sierra Developer Beta build APFS in High Sierra will also support the H.265 video codec, which is much better suited to 4K resolution than the current H.264 standard. This will enable developers to create 3D and VR content on the Mac. Following that announcement, the next major announcement was that of the next version of the macOS - we had been waiting for this for a long time and it is finally here! In addition, M... [Full Article...]

MacOS High Sierra Gets VR And HEVC Support, Apps Refined

Apple is introducing an iPad Pro in a new size in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. The new Apple HomePod is a Wi-Fi six-array speaker and has Siri , Apple's virtual voice assistant, integrated, so users can ask for what songs to play or the weather. [Full Article...]

Apple announces a new speaker, iMac Pro and iOS 11

Apple announces a new speaker, iMac Pro and iOS 11 They'll be available for sale for $649 starting today and will begin shipping next week. It includes a new dual centrifugal fan setup that allows for more airflow than other Mac products, Apple says. The Apple iPad Pro 12 .9 has a starting price of £769. It will also be available through Apple Stores and Apple Authorized Resellers (prices may vary) in US, India and 36 other countries including... [Full Article...]

Qatar says Kuwait trying to mediate, solve diplomatic rift

Many Gulf airports, including in Qatar , are major hubs for global connecting flights. Saudi Arabia's Ports Authority notified shipping agents on Monday not to receive vessels carrying Qatari flags or ships that are owned by Qatari companies or individuals. [Full Article...]

Giroud pledges Gunners future

Giroud pledges Gunners future Unsurprisingly, two of the stars in question now ply their trade with Ligue 1 champions Monaco, who have seen the majority of their squad linked with summer exits from the Stade Louis as Europe's top clubs circle. "Unfortunately, he has not tasted a Premier League title since 2004, but look what he has achieved in his time here". With Sanchez's future at Arsenal remaining uncertain, Giroud... [Full Article...]

Apple's WWDC 2017 Keynote Address Has Begun

The announcement marks a detente of sorts between the two companies, which have been locked in a streaming rivalry for years. Today at WWDC, it was announced that Amazon Prime Video will soon be available for Apple TV. It might also have facial recognition feature, the report further adds. For example, at noon you might get a reminder to make a call, while in the evening you might see the sunset... [Full Article...]

British Prime Minister Says Police Have Identified 3 Attackers

In all seven women and five men aged between 19 and 60 were arrested under the Terrorist Act in Barking yesterday. Police on Monday named two of the attackers and said they were trying to identify the third. Scotland Yard said a small number of the highest priority investigations involve "current attack planning" and these investigations "command a significant proportion of our resource". [Full Article...]

Bill Cosby admitted sex claims, jury told as assault trial begins

Bill Cosby admitted sex claims, jury told as assault trial begins Cosby has denied ever assaulting anyone, saying the encounters with Constand and others were consensual. "I want to be the person that I would like to have if the tables were turned", said Knight Pulliam, 38. Cosby , 79, was a beloved entertainer known for his family-friendly brand of comedy. Though Constand's accusations against Cosby are the first to go to court, several dozen women hav... [Full Article...]

SteamVR is coming to Mac-and Apple says it will actually work

SteamVR is coming to Mac-and Apple says it will actually work Apple notes that the updated API, dubbed Metal 2 , is set to run 10 times faster than its predecessor and will additionally support external graphics units. Moving on, there are subtle changes and improvements coming to your Mail app as well, including split view for composing messages, and 35 percent less disk space for general storage. [Full Article...]

Rain ends Australian victory hopes again in ICC Champions Trophy

Both the teams displayed poor bowling attack as Australia gave away 291 runs in 45 overs while Bangladesh conceded 308 runs. Chasing a modest target of 183 for a win, Australia were 83 for one in 16 overs when rained arrived at the Oval and the match could not be resumed after that. [Full Article...]

IOS 11 for iPad includes custom dock, drag and drop features

An early glimpse at updates to iPhone and Mac software has become a tradition at Apple's annual conference for app developers, which begins Monday in San Jose, California. Siri will check the calendar and calculate the time of arrival to your next appointment. Market analysts were largely impressed by the breadth of updates. [Full Article...]

India's heaviest rocket,GSLV Mk III launched

Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO for the feat, and said the GSLV Mark-III/GSAT-19 mission takes India closer to the next-generation launch vehicle and satellite capability. The three-stage vehicle GSLV-MK III D1 contains the two solid motor strap-ons. A communications satellite is an artificial satellite that relays and amplifies radio telecommunications signals via a tran... [Full Article...]

Rumors Swirl Ahead of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Control Center now packs all the features on one page, with sliders for volume and brightness. It takes up the full screen and now includes lots of different capabilities in one place. Siri will check the calendar and calculate the time of arrival to your next appointment. Apple Pay finally gets person-to-person payments with iOS 11. [Full Article...]

WWDC 2017: Apple Unveils HomePod, Its Siri-Powered Smart Home Speaker

Those rumors were confirmed today as Apple unveiled HomePod at WWDC 2017 . The new Apple HomePod is a lot like its competitors: Amazon Echo and Google Home . It will ship in December in the US, UK, and Australia. When you say "Hey Siri ", it starts listening for your command or question. The HomePod comes with an array of six microphones so that it can pick up your voice from an... [Full Article...]

The 12 coolest things we learnt from WWDC 2017

The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia. The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home , released past year, were the first entrants in a promising market. So far, the service has limited payments to purchases of products and services from companies and other organizations. Apple Inc . said it is injecting more artificial intelligence into its A... [Full Article...]

NASA renames Solar Probe Mission to honour pioneering physicist Eugene Parker

The spacecraft, about the size of a small vehicle, is loaded with technological breakthroughs that will solve numerous largest mysteries about our star, including finding out why the Sun's corona is so much hotter than its surface. The mission will help answer questions that couldn't be answered any other way. Parker Solar Probe will travel seven times closer to the sun than any previous s... [Full Article...]


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