Apple unveils 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon Alexa, Google Home

Apple is facing some serious competition from the likes of tech rivals Amazon and Google in the race for voice-powered computing. The speaker has 7-beam forming tweeters and a 4-inch woofer facing upwards. That leaves Apple . Although it was the first smartphone maker to come out with a digital assistant when Siri debuted in 2011, it hasn't had a stand-alone assistant. [Full Article...]

Apple HomePod to Compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home

Apple HomePod to Compete with Amazon Echo, Google Home Year-over-year, the number of USA consumers using voice-activated assistant devices is up 128.9%, according to eMarketer. Like Google's Home and Amazon's Echo , the HomePod can provide information such as weather forecasts, control smart lighting and other gadgets, and stream music. [Full Article...]

The Smart Speaker Wars Are About to Begin

The Smart Speaker Wars Are About to Begin When Amazon released the Amazon Echo at the end of 2014, its success took almost everyone by surprise. Of Amazon's other Alexa-enabled devices, perhaps most anticipated is the Echo Show , its "hands-free camera and style assistant", with its 7-inch colour screen at $230 in the USA (no United Kingdom release date is announced yet). [Full Article...]

AC Milan still interested in Manchester United target Morata

But after Atletico Madrid were hit with a transfer ban, Griezmann confirmed that he would be staying put in Madrid . Manchester United are unlikely to offer Zlatan Ibrahimovic a contract extension, according to Sky sources . The Spaniard returned to Real Madrid from Juventus on a £25 million buyback option. Andrea Belotti of Torino was also a target for Milan but his price of €80 m... [Full Article...]

IOS 11 might bring the drag and drop feature to iPhones too

IOS 11 might bring the drag and drop feature to iPhones too At $349, the HomePod is more expensive than the most-expensive Amazon Echo - the $230 Echo Show - and the Google Home, priced at $129. The 27-inch machine includes a matte gray casing and features four Thunderbolt 3 ports, a 1080p FaceTime camera, code compiling, realtime 3-D rendering and more . [Full Article...]

Apple's new iOS update won't allow use of phone while driving

Texting while driving is one thing you should be avoiding. In the event that you needed to demonstrate to someone how to operate a particular feature on iPhone, you can send the screen recordings . In a move that's sure to irk the local Australian banks denied earlier this year, Apple has signaled plans to open up access to the iPhone's NFC chip. [Full Article...]

Localized features in next iOS system

Localized features in next iOS system The feature will also activate when it detects that a auto is in motion. Users can also set the phone to send an automatic response saying they're unable to respond at the moment, though special contacts can still be designated to pass through if necessary. [Full Article...]

Holden Commodore to keep V8 for Supercars

Holden Commodore to keep V8 for Supercars The new design will be introduced into the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 2018. As revealed by, the introduction of the new vehicle and new engine was likely to mean a maximum of three new-model Commodores in 2018, with Triple Eight only ensuring it would have its own cars ready in time for Adelaide next year. [Full Article...]

Is Apple's HomePod Just A Glorified $350 Smart Speaker?

Is Apple's HomePod Just A Glorified $350 Smart Speaker? According to the company, the Siri-powered smart speaker is created to "reinvent home music", much in the way that the iPod did for portable music. It's unclear how well it'll work, but Apple says the feature will allow the HomePod to be placed anywhere in a room and still deliver high-quality sound. [Full Article...]

Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord

Branson calls Trump 'naive' for exiting Paris climate accord Participating cities and states represent 120 million Americans and contribute $6.2 trillion to the US economy, and include OR and cities like New York, Los Angeles, and Houston as well as smaller cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Dubuque, Iowa. [Full Article...]

Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote

Apple's tvOS 11 reveal explains why it wasn't mentioned in WWDC keynote This year we saw our first look at the HomePod ( Apple's response to Amazon's Echo) and the features we will see in the new iOS . Apple will be introducing a new feature for iPhones that will get rid of text messaging while you are driving. [Full Article...]

Trump won't say if tapes of Comey conversations exist

Senator Susan Collins said it was possible Comey misremembered or misinterpreted some of their exchanges. Former FBI Chief James Comey says President Donald Trump sought his "loyalty". "It's my judgment that I was sacked because of the Russian Federation investigation", Mr Comey said toward the end of more than two hours of testimony before the Senate intelligence committee. [Full Article...]

NASA announces 12 new astronauts for Earth, deep space missions

Jose Hernandez, who also went into space, went on to serve for more than 10 years in various posts within NASA . Barron holds two masters degrees in systems engineering and nuclear engineering. What is different about this current group of selectees is the amount of experience they have in Southern California's private space industry, such as SpaceX. [Full Article...]

United States urges Arab nations to ease blockade of Qatar

Qatar's Al Udeid Air Base is home to more than 11,000 United States and coalition forces and an important base for the fight against IS. "No more funding", Trump said. "We will not abandon our Qatari brothers", Erdogan said. Tillerson also noted that the Gulf countries - all members of the Gulf Cooperation Council and all involved in the fight against ISIS - have to stay unified for the sake... [Full Article...]

Trump says Comey testimony showed 'no obstruction'

Comey told the Senate intelligence committee Thursday about several one-on-one interactions with the president, during which he said Trump pressed him to show 'loyalty, ' to back off on the FBI investigation of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn , and to disclose that Trump himself was not under investigation. [Full Article...]

Senate Dems upset at evasive answers during intelligence hearing

Senate Dems upset at evasive answers during intelligence hearing Martin Heinrich of New Mexico, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, questioned acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats about conversations they had with Comey and the president. [Full Article...]

Samsung Goes Wide With Intense 49-Inch Gaming Monitor

Samsung Goes Wide With Intense 49-Inch Gaming Monitor In addition, the 49-inch CHG90 model features a resolution of 3,840x1,080 and an ultra-wide 32:9 aspect ratio, while the CHG70 models feature a resolution of 2560x1440 and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Designed for the most demanding games, the CHG70 monitor goes a step further with a dual-hinge stand that provides users more precise control over how the display panel is positioned. [Full Article...]

China, Russia-led security bloc to discuss membership for Iran

The leaders of India, China, Russia and Central Asian countries will discuss ways to combat terrorism and boost trade, including peace and security in the region at the SCO Summit in the wake of the terror strikes in many countries. Modi also met Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev on the sidelines of the SCO. India reportedly made it clear that it wants to be a member of the Nuclear Supplier... [Full Article...]

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Come With Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Processor

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 To Come With Qualcomm Snapdragon 836 Processor For those that did not know the difference between a Snapdragon 820 and Snapdragon 821, we highly recommend looking up at our comparison because that is probably going to be the same line in the sand separating the Snapdragon 835 and Snapdragon 836 . [Full Article...]

Positive Press Coverage Very Likely to Affect Fortinet (FTNT) Stock Price

Other large investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System increased its stake in Fortinet by 3.3% in the first quarter. If you are accessing this article on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark & copyright legislation. [Full Article...]

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