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Northwestern backs initiative on climate change


World leaders , health experts , and the majority of Americans support the Paris Agreement , and we all owe it to our planet to pursue the efforts addressed within the agreement . His unilateral decision will hurt the world but more importantly it will isolate America, weaken its economy and shift responsibility for action to other countries of the world. Read More »

Kuwait urges Qatar emir to exercise restraint

In a statement , the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said Egypt made a decision to cut diplomatic ties with Qatar in light of the Gulf Arab state's persistence to take a path against Egypt, and the failure of any attempts to prevent it from supporting terrorist organizations, topped by the Muslim Brotherhood . Read More »

Apple pushes Siri to the fore

They said it would be Apple's answer to the Amazon Echo or the Google Home , and those who were close to it said those were the products Apple engineers looked to emulate. The company "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon, Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. Read More »

Apple's HomePod puts Siri in living rooms

Apple has given Siri new male and female voices, described as more natural and expressive, and added abilities such as translating English phrases into Chinese, French, German, Italian or Spanish. Pulling music from the Apple library, the speaker was presented as being able to recognize its placement and direct rich audio sound into the room. Read More »

WWDC 2017: The 3 biggest product announcements

The first page is basically a daily digest of new apps and featured themes. Craig Federighi, Apple's senior vice president of software engineering, speaks during an announcement of new products at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose , Calif., Monday, June 5, 2017. Read More »

Features on iOS 11 That'll Make You Wish It Was Out Already


Siri is now more intelligent and will learn from your behaviour and show you news stories or other content it thinks you might like. Siri's translation feature is now in beta. Apple started allowing developers to offer third-party keyboards with iOS 8 . Apple continues to improve the native Maps app in iOS 11. For the first time, you'll be able to use Maps to navigate your way around indoor spaces. Read More »

What Is Apple's HomePod?

The device will be available in white and space grey and retail for $349. It will set you back $349 or £270 and is coming the United Kingdom in December. The voice-activated-speaker market is projected to reach $2.1 billion by 2020, according to an October report from the analysis firm Gartner. Using the wake command "Hey Siri", the much-rumoured device can play music as well as answer queries and control other smart home appliances. Read More »

Apple and Amazon Bury the Hatchet


The latest software update brings with a host of new features such as a redesigned App store, Apple Pay integration in iMessage , smarter Siri and more . It is used in 21 languages in 36 countries. Siri is growing up, with a "more natural and expressive" voice, Apple says, and an upgraded user interface. Read More »

IOS 11: Eleven New Features For iPhone & iPad

The newly updated MacBook laptops are now available. A new "high efficiency" photo format will replace the widely used JPEG standard. Apple Pay will be available in 50 percent of retailers in the U.S. At this year's event, it is expected iOS 11 will see improvements to Apple's voice assistant Siri . Apple has added HEVC video, offering more efficient compression. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video to come to Apple devices

Will there be a smart speaker? "It's all about keeping your eyes on the road", Federighi said. Sorry, Chrome and Firefox devotees, you're bang out of luck, so stick with us for all the latest news, analysis and highlights. There's a smart new "do not disturb while driving" safety mode, which will silence notifications, show a blank screen on your phone, and auto-reply with an "I'm driving!" message while you're driving. Read More »

Who was the London killer, Khuram Butt?


He was not known to police and MI5 before the attack on Saturday. The Islamic State , or ISIS, said it was responsible for the vehicle and knife assault, but that claim has not been substantiated. But not from Donald TrumpDonald TrumpDan Rather: Trump's response to London attack "careless" Qatar split raises problems for U.S. with Iran, ISIS GOP donors back Trump tough talk MORE. Read More »

Warriors steamroll Cavs for 2-0 series lead

The easy assumption was that the Cavaliers' star point guard was referring to Golden State's off-season addition of Kevin Durant , whose monumental impact on this series has been well-documented. "And we're going to need to play better to win on the road". Game 2 provided the answer, and friends, that answer is a resounding no . "So we just got to figure out how we can be better in Game 3". Read More »

Iranian commander killed fighting IS near Mosul


USA -backed Iraqi forces launched a broad attack on the final districts held by the Islamic State (IS) militant group in west Mosul , military officials say. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs ( OCHA ), as of 20 May, some 12,500 people have been transferred from frontline areas to hospitals for trauma injuries treatment, including 6,369 people from West Mosul alone. Read More »

More people taken into custody in London Bridge attack probe

What does the White House's proposed Muslim ban have to do with the attack? "It's a travel pause", Kelly told Fox News. "It's wrong to say anything else". Trump later challenged Khan to an IQ test during an interview on ITV. "I haven't got time to respond to tweets from Donald Trump". Last week Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn described the prime minister's position as "subservience" to the president. Read More »

Apple Announces Smart Speaker, Device Upgrades, and iOS 11

Siri now has a male, American voice, and is said to be more expressive, in both the male and female form, thanks to a new visual interface. HomePod , at less than seven inches tall, is covered in a 3D mesh fabric that hides a seven-array beamforming tweeter pack, a four-inch woofer and is controlled by the A8, the same chip used in the iPhone . Read More »

Apple unveils new technology at WWDC in San Jose

Something Siri's been behind on when compared to Google's Assistant is knowing when and where you're going. A ball of yarn that costs $349. That success naturally provokes a competitive response, and Apple's answer is the awkwardly named HomePod , which it hopes will "reinvent" home audio. Read More »

Iran says it can send food to Qatar by sea

Riyadh closed its land border and snapped sea and air links, triggering a run on supermarkets in Qatar . Qatar denied any support for extremists and accused its neighbours of seeking to put the country under "guardianship". Closing of land routes to Qatar brings Iran into the squabble. Qatar slammed the decisions to sever ties with it, saying they were unjustified and aimed to put Doha under political guardianship. Read More »

London police arrest more suspects in bridge attack

A statement from Mayor Sadiq Khan's office said the vigil is being held this morning at Potters Fields Park, an open space which surrounds City Hall on the River Thames near Tower Bridge. Police have not yet released the identity of the third person involved in carrying out the attack on London Bridge, where the van swerved into pedestrians, and in nearby Borough Market , where the knife-wielding assailants slashed and stabbed anyone in their path. Read More »

200+ mayors, 10 governors counter Trump's exit from Paris Agreement

An avalanche of criticism greeted Mr Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 accord that sets non-binding targets to curb emissions that drive global warming. Russian Federation is the world's biggest crude oil producer and the fifth-largest emitter of greenhouse gases. Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt said it was up to other nations whether they would sit down to negotiate a new deal or engage on environmental issues. Read More »

Apple Introduces iOS 11, HomePod Speakers

Apple has given strong hints that the conference, which marks the debut of iOS 11 , will also mark the end of the road for apps that have not upgraded to use the 64-bit processors that have been available since September 2013. The digital assistant will also be able to suggest things such as news articles you might like. With this turned on, iPhone can automatically let someone who texts you know that you're now driving. Read More »

US military says no plans to change posture in Qatar

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi was quoted on the ministry's website as calling for a "clear and explicit dialogue " among the feuding nations. Qatar has been part of the coalition since March 2015. Non-Resident Keralites and their families are panicked as consular ties have been severed by these countries, and all land, sea, and aviation ports to Qatar closed. Read More »

Apple dives into augmented reality with new developer platform

The new iOS will be released this fall. The feature is part of the new iOS 11 . An iPhone 5 iOS 11 beta is MIA. Expect it to launch this autumn, maybe even around September. Virtual reality has been described as the next big thing for decades. In other words, you'll be able to place items like a cup on your table. It will also suggest new topics you may be interested in, based on what youre reading. Read More »

What is Apple Files? New directory for iPad in iOS 11 explained

Your iMessage conversations are now also synched across all your Apple devices automatically which means everything from conversations to individual messages can now be synched and deleted across all devices. All this comes in a package that weighs only 1.03 pounds (469 grams) for the 10.5-inch Wi-Fi model (add 8 grams if you want a cellular model), or 1.49 pounds (677 grams) for the Wi-Fi-only 12.9-incher (cellular capability adds a whopping 15 grams - about half an ounce). Read More »

New iMac Pro is Apple's most powerful ever

Google Home followed in October and Microsoft's assistant, Cortana, is also finding a home in home speakers. Siri's robotic voice and inability to understand users has become somewhat of a running gag in Silicon Valley and tech culture. Read More »

Siri speaker, iOS 11 likely to be unveiled

The new iMacs and Macbook Air will begin shipping today, the company says. The iPad Pro 10.5 is slightly larger measuring 250.6 x 174.1 in terms of width and height, while the iPad 9.7 measures 240 x 169.5mm. This doubles the display's refresh rate to 120Hz, which in turn improves the performance of the Apple Pencil, which now has an "industry best" latency of 20ms. Read More »

British police name two London Bridge attackers


London police say they can not confirm the names of people caught up in the attack . She said, "I believe it is right that the United Kingdom is engaged in taking on and defeating groups like ISIS and their like around the world". The attackers rammed pedestrians with a van before launching frenzied stabbings in the market. Seven persons including three attackers were killed in the attack that took place on Sunday. Read More »

Curry, Durant lead Warriors to blowout win in Game 2

It would help if the Cavs had some better defensive players or habits. But there doesn't appear to be a magic bullet. But once the Warriors get the ball, there's only so much The King can accomplish. James and Love combined to make 24 of 41 shots, while the rest of the team shot just 36 percent with only Irving even reaching double-figures. Kerr, in an interview with the San Francisco Chronicle , spoke about how he really feels about his health and his condition. Read More »

Corbyn vows to create a million 'decent jobs'


The Conservatives enter the final days of the election campaign still ahead in the polls but with the pollsters sharply divided over the strength of their lead over Labour , according to the latest batch of surveys. Jeremy Corbyn has said that the reason that younger generations have turned towards the Labour Party this general election is because they "offer them hope". Read More »

Apple shows off VR on new Mac, iPhone

Siri gets the ability to translate speech, the voice gets more neutral for both genders, the interface becomes more visual, and a whole lot more. The free software, iOS 11 , is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones. Read More »

Trump uses Twitter to go after London mayor

Residents reported hearing "loud flash bangs and gunshots" in the early hours of Monday morning. A family friend wrote on Facebook: "She calls her mum daily". At the time , there was no way to know whether the tweet was accurate or not and British authorities were warning about unsubstantiated reports. Read More »

Theresa May says United Kingdom threat level will remain at 'severe'

It was not immediately clear how the attack would impact the election, though the issue of security has been pushed to the fore front of the campaign after the London Bridge and Manchester attacks . "We spoke about a particular attack that happened and, like most radicals, he had a justification for anything - everything and anything". "We have had to close police stations, sell police buildings and we've lost thousands of police staff". Read More »