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WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

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HomePod costs significantly more than Amazon Echo . Amazon's Echo , introduced in 2014, helped put the e-commerce giant's Alexa virtual assistant in millions of homes , while Alphabet's Google Home serves as a new voice-based gateway to the search company's services. Read More »

Apple dips after report that future iPhone modems could lag rivals

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The problem now: Intel's new gigabit-ready modems won't be available in time for the next iPhone , according to Bloomberg . Most major U.S. carriers plan on launching the new gigabit speeds later this year, and Samsung's Galaxy S8 is already equipped with the Qualcomm chip capable of utilizing the new network speeds, according to Bloomberg . Read More »

Apple CEO Tim Cook's message to grads: Tech without values is worthless

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Another tech luminary that recently delivered a commencement address was Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg , who returned last month to Harvard where he launched Facebook and then dropped out, telling graduates it's up to them to bring objective to the world, fight inequality and strengthen the global community. Read More »

Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor

Apple has about 50 media partners that supply content to its Apple TV and on the television app on its popular iPhone . Apple said the speakers have "spatial awareness" that adjusts the speaker's sound levels to the acoustic conditions of the particular room. Read More »

Apple gears up for big announcements at WWDC

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Amazon's Echo speaker has been a sleeper hit. The iPhone 5 was released in 2012 and was the first to have a lightning connection. Apple is still expected to announce an Amazon rival: a Siri smart speaker. It also comes with a slot in which users can keep their Apple Pencil to prevent it from getting lost. "Intelligent tracking prevention", which uses machine learning to prevent ads from following you around the web. Read More »

AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

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Looking at the future of the MacBook Air, it could just be a way of breaking in buyers before the next MacBook refresh is made. On the inside, all of the new iMacs including the 21.5 inch and 27-inch models come with 7th gen Intel Core Kaby Lake processors , which boasts of a higher base and turbo frequencies. Read More »

Wallace to become fourth black driver in NASCAR's top circuit

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Wallace Jr. will become the first black driver at NASCAR's top level since 2006when he replaces Aric Almirola this weekend at Pocono Raceway. "He passed me on a restart and drove away from me, and that was awesome". With Regan Smith likely having to decide between racing with the Truck Series at Texas or with the Cup drivers at the tricky triangle. "We believe that Bubba has tremendous potential and will continue to excel in NASCAR's top series". Read More »

Xiaomi and Apple overtake Fitbit: IDC

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IDC noted that Xiaomi began 2017 as co-leader of the worldwide wearables market alongside Apple , having spent several years as the number two or three company. Its smartwatches target citizen athletes and outdoor enthusiasts. Samsung led all companies in growth, almost doubling its wearables volumes. "The market is arguably still in the first phase of development, where companies are focused on seeding wearables into the market", IDC analyst Jitesh Ubrani said in a news release . Read More »

Apple Original Series 'Planet of the Apps' Debuts Tonight

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A new episode is being released every Tuesday and is available to Apple Music subscribers . Apple is set to give its first episodic TV series an unrivaled promotional push on Wednesday. In an interview with Reuters , Apple's Eddy Cue said Planet of Apps is all about turning an idea into reality. Apple has redesigned the experience so that all developers can spotlight their apps with more engaging content, putting the most important information front and center for the customer ... Read More »

Escape Your Commute With the Gorgeous Monument Valley 2

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You can get Monument Valley 2 over at the App Store . "The original Monument Valley has more than 9M downloads to date on iOS worldwide", says Nelson. There are also new styles of puzzles compared to the first game, and a level of polish that is instantly noticeable, from the sleek sans serif typeface to the soundtrack that dynamically changes depending on what you do on-screen. Read More »

Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

It also supports the iPad Air and Air 2, the iPad Mini 2, 3, and 4, and the iPad Pro. The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649 in the USA and be available in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold colors. This allows you to keep all of your iMessage and Text conversations in sync across your devices using iCloud. Those who pre-event dubbed the then called " Siri Speaker " as Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo and Google Home may be disappointed. Read More »

WhatsApp rolls out major update for iPhone users

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According to WABetaInfo, a fan site that tests new WhatsApp features early, the mobile messaging platform has moved closer towards introducing a "Recall" feature. " WhatsApp has added in beta the possibility to edit messages that you already sent". If you send or receive multiple photos or video in a chat, they will be automatically be grouped together as an album , creating a tile display within your messages. Read More »

Amazon Prime offers discount for low-income customers

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As of last month , there were over 21 million households comprising almost 43 million people on SNAP . Amazon's announced Prime fee represents a steep cut to its usual price of $10.99 a month ($99 for annual memberships). For now, those customers opting for the new discounted Prime membership can qualify every 12 months, up to four times, the company said. The membership includes two-day shipping on many items and other perks , ranging from photo storage to books. Read More »

Apple Teases iMac Pro with Intel Xeon Processors, Crazy Specs

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The clue's in the same: this is mainly aimed at mobile and desktop app makers, but there are always plenty of more consumer-focused updates. The base 21.5-inch iMac will have an Intel Iris Plus Graphics 640 with 64MB eDRAM, the iMac Retina 4K 21.5-inch will have a Radeon Pro 555 or 560 and the powerhouse 5K 27-inch iMac will come with a Radeon Pro 570, 575 or 580 with up to 8GB of VRAM. Read More »

Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer

It will utilise Apple music and Siri to do everything from play music to control other smart home appliances. Siri, meanwhile, is getting a new voice. Although the format is not exclusive to Apple, it's not yet clear how well the photos will work with non-Apple software and devices, which mostly use JPEG. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 to restrict logging into apps using social media platforms

Apple Inc ( AAPL .O) on Monday introduced the HomePod , a voice-controlled speaker that can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, taking aim at Amazon.com Inc's (AMZN.O) Alexa feature and Echo devices. The Cupertino giant updated it's iMac, Macbook and Macbook Pro lineups, integrating Kaby Lake processors , more GPU and expanded memory options. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video Is Coming to Apple TV

And while Sonos doesn't have built-in voice control like Echo or HomePod , a Sonos spokesperson told CNET today that "we're making great progress with the Alexa integration" that the company announced and demoed earlier this year . And on that front, Google is killing it. Last year's confab saw Siri opened up to third-party developers for the first time. Apple's been fairly quiet lately when it comes to the news cycle, unless you count CEO Tim Cook's recent admonishment of the ... Read More »

Pokemon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon announced for 3DS

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Nintendo unveiled a fresh slate of Pokemon games in a livestream on Tuesday, but earned mixed reactions from fans for announcing retooled or upgraded versions of older titles, rather than brand new releases. Pokemon Gold/Silver launch on the Nintendo 3DS on September 22. Unfortunately for gamers who are looking forward to Pokemon , you will be disappointed, but hopefully not too much as you will be getting Pokken Tournament DX instead . Read More »

Wrong number text leads couple to free Stanley Cup tickets

That counterattack game wasn't quite as effective Saturday night, though, as Nashville fed off its raucous crowd in Bridgestone Arena for a 5-1 win that cut its series deficit to 2-1. There was no questioning what the atmosphere was going to be like in Nashville for Game 3 on Saturday night. Almost 50,000 came out to watch the Preds beat the Penguins on Saturday night. Read More »

Computex 2017: All the big launches from Day 3

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The headset's connectivity solutions are built in, including a 3.5-mm jack for audio and microphone support, a USB 3.0 port for data transference, and an HDMI 2.0 slot for media. Inside-out tracking enables the device to accurately keep track of its position relative to its surroundings without the aid of external sensors and other tracking devices. Read More »

Walmart Using Store Workers To Deliver Packages

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Associate participation in the home delivery program is voluntary, and they can set preferences for how many packages they can deliver, the size and weight limits of those packages and which days they're able to make deliveries after work. At this point the program is available in two New Jersey stores and one store in Northwest Arkansas. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc is engaged in the operation of retail, wholesale and other units in various formats around the world. Read More »

Hands on: Nest Cam IQ review

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Thus, you can get notifications when the kids get home or zoomed in video clips of any strangers who happen to show up in frame. To use this feature , you will have to subscribe to Nest Aware which costs around $10 per month. Users can view the live video feed with a full HD picture-in-picture zoom window. NEW YORK- You've seen it in every cheesy police procedural: A suspect is caught on grainy security camera footage. Read More »

UK PM May says prepared to leave EU without a Brexit deal

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Asked several times by reporters during a campaign event in southwest England why she was not taking part in the debate, May said she prefered to spend time meeting voters. Made-up numbers from Corbyn can not hide the fact he's not up to the job of getting the deal we need". Answering questions on the interview after launching Labour's race and faith manifesto in Watford, Mr Corbyn said: "I didn't have the exact figure in front of me, so I was unable to answer that question, for which ... Read More »

Computex 2017: AMD Demos Ryzen Mobile SoC with Vega Graphics

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To demonstrate this connectivity , a quick demo was shown with a Threadripper system using not just two RX Vega GPUs to play Prey , but also show four Radeon Vega Frontier Edition GPUs being put to work in Blender with the Radeon ProRender plugin (similar in principle to NVIDIA's Iray system of iterative ray tracing). Read More »

At least 80 killed, 350 hurt in Afghanistan bombing

The exploasion damaged the French and German embassies as well. Video footage , captured by witness, shows the extent of the damage to buildings in the area. Mujahid also added that the group strongly condemns today's attack in the city. The insurgent group rarely claims responsibility for attacks that kill large numbers of civilians. Read More »

No budget deal yet as IL nears end of legislative session

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A House floor vote was expected Wednesday on a $37 billion budget plan approved by the Senate with only Democratic votes. Rauner has called for freezing property taxes before raising any income tax increase is considered, but he rejected the two-year property tax freeze that the Senate approved Tuesday. Read More »

ICSE topper Muskan Pathan says she was surprised after results

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With a strong, competitive spirit, Muskan was keen to beat the scores set by predecessors. The topper dreams of getting into IIT after finishing school . He's not just a topper in his own school or the state, but across the nation! He scored 99 in Maths though he expected a 100, and added with a sheepish grin, "Looks like I made a silly mistake". Read More »