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Apple puts Siri helper at center of home-tech empire

However, Siri has been slow to improve its voice-recognition technology and set of responses, especially compared with the more capable Alexa and Google Assistant. Be it on the Apple Watch faces, photos for face recognition and more. You could play out that same scenario for a wide variety of music services, including Spotify Amazon's own music service. Read More »

Apple takes on Amazon

Cook is said to have called the president before his made his decision last week urging him to stay in the climate accord, which includes a host of voluntary initiatives aimed at reducing pollution and other human-related causes to climate change. Read More »

What's new in Apple iOS 11?

With iOS 11 , Apple's new mobile software that's due out this fall, you'll be able to "loop" Live Photos (so that the short clip repeats infinitely) and "bounce" them (so that clips will play normally, and then in reverse). That's mostly because Apple's followed 2017's big tech trend and shaved down the bezel so it can cram a bigger screen into a frame that's nearly unchanged in size. Read More »

Warriors' Steve Kerr returns to the bench to coach Game 2

Mike Brown, the Warriors assistant who for 11 games had filled in for ailing head coach Steve Kerr until his back allowed him to return to the bench Sunday , says Green possesses those "glue guy" skills so important on any good team. "We made runs - we cut it to four at one point and then they went on quick 9-0 run or 12-0 run", said LeBron. He wants to see what's out there, what adjustments we could make to be better. Read More »

Trump seeks legislative wins as clock ticks, Russia probe looms


Conservative Republicans in the House are already displeased with the details trickling out about the Obamacare replacement efforts in the Senate following a meeting in the upper chamber Tuesday afternoon to move it forward. "Of course, it's not everything I want", Cassidy said of the general talks, "but that's life". The Senate's efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act have been extremely opaque. Read More »

British police name two London attackers

Italian intelligence operatives notified British and Moroccan authorities after Italian cops stopped Zaghba in March 2016 at Bologna Airport bound for Istanbul, Italian security officials told Politico Europe . " Tell them Chrissy sent you ". A vigil for the victims will take place at nearby Tower Bridge on Monday evening. It comes in the wake of a suicide bombing outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester May 22 that killed 22. Read More »

Here Are Some Of The New Features In iOS 11

And while it didn't fare well against the Amazon Echo in our head-to-head battle, I like that Google Assistant is getting much smarter, and that you will soon be able to make hands-free calls. A new desktop and laptop operating system was also announced . Unlike its competitors, HomePod's singular goal is to deliver a really good music listening experience. Read More »

US President Donald Trump's United Kingdom visit on despite criticism, says foreign secretary


Since the attack took place on June 2 , Trump has posted a flurry of tweets criticizing the mayor's behaviour after the attack and the need for the courts to clear the way for his proposed travel ban . During a visit to Chicago in September previous year, Khan endorsed Trump's opponent Hillary Clinton. President Donald Trump lashed out at his own Justice Department Monday for seeking the Supreme Court's backing for a "watered down, politically correct version" of the travel ban he ... Read More »

Critics say Trump tweets may undercut legal case

To overcome the legal hurdles, he replaced it with a new order in March. George retweeted Trump and wrote, "These tweets may make some [people] feel better, but they certainly won't help [the] OSG get five votes in SCOTUS, which is actually matters". Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple introduces smart compact music speaker

Meanwhile, Siri has a new voice, a new visual interface, the ability to perform task management, and a new translation feature that is still in beta. The device, called HomePod , will go toe-to-toe with existing competitors such as the Amazon Echo and Google Home . Read More »

Apple integrates peer-to-peer payments solution in Apple Pay

The newest one coming to iOS 11 is one-handed mode. Step aside Venmo , Apple Pay is the new sheriff in town. While Pacific Crest applauds Apple for innovation, it struggles to see the path for Apple Pay to achieve the significant network effects among consumers, merchants, and issuers required to become a viable competitor to PayPal . Read More »

Apple's HomePod Siri speaker takes on Google, Sonos

Additionally, it will integrate tightly to control HomeKit devices, so you can dim the lights or other such home automation tasks, using your voice. As if you didn't rely on Apple devices in your day-to-day life already, the Cupertino company just announced HomePod , its entry into the smart speaker arena. Read More »

Kuwait tries to mediate crisis between Qatar, Arab nations

Qatar has long denied funding extremists, though Western officials have accused it of allowing or even encouraging funding of Sunni extremists like al-Qaida's branch in Syria, once known as the Nusra Front. Qatar has always been one of the United States' closest Gulf allies, and is host to the massive army and Air Force bases that form the bedrock of USA military action in that part of the Middle East. Read More »

AFC monitoring Qatar crisis, hoping to minimize impact on matches

He said it was a direct result of Qatar Airways flights. On Tuesday, Trump tweeted criticism of Qatar that mirrors that of the Saudis and others in the region who have long objected to Qatar's foreign policy. During his Saudi trip, Trump announced $110 billion in deals to sell weapons to the kingdom. Qatar is home to the largest US military base in the United States, and it could pretty quickly decide that that no longer serves in its interests. Read More »

Amazon Prime Video Is Coming To Apple TV After Years Of Delay

Apple's Siri agent on the iPhone is available in 21 languages, although the HomePod will initially ship only for English. The top of the HomePod also lights up to display an LED waveform while you're talking to it, similar to the way Siri interactions animate on other Apple devices. Read More »

German minister accuses Trump of stirring Gulf conflict

He said he knows the Qatari leadership from his time leading oil giant ExxonMobil, and referenced President Donald Trump's speech at the Arab-Islamic summit urging all nations in the region to confront terrorism. Hatoon al-Fassi's children will have their final exams for school in Qatar in three weeks' time, but as Saudi nationals they have just two weeks to leave the country under new measures being felt by ordinary people and businesses there. Read More »

IOS 11 will make these iPhones and iPads obsolete

Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch in the recent WWDC 2017 . That could mean an improved version of the next one or two betas, but the same conditions apply with pre-release software (it's not finished). It also gave a sneak peek for a new iMac Pro, which comes in space gray rather than the traditional white, and is "the most powerful Mac ever made". Read More »

#GE2017: 6 key seats that could see Tories edge out Labour


Mr Corbyn said the turning point was the launch of the Labour manifesto, which included popular policies such as renationalising key industries, borrowing to invest in infrastructure and boosting spending on health and education, while increasing taxes on corporations and high earners. Read More »

Apple's new wireless HomePod speaker "reinvents music in the home"

HomePod , at $349, sells for a lot more than Amazon's ($180 to $220) or Google's ($109 to $129) home talker. It is also compatible with Apple's HomeKit , allowing users to control connected home devices with speech. Apple's HomePod is the latest new addition to the company product lineup, being a smart speaker for the household. On the Harman Kardon Invoke, that job belongs to Cortana; on Google Home , well, you probably can figure that one out. Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod, its Siri smart speaker

An internet-connected speaker called HomePod is coming in December for about $350. "This is a smart move because Siri is not that bright and is easily outperformed by Google Assistant while being on a par with Amazon's Alexa ". Apple is trying to make augmented reality a reality with new tools for iPhones and iPads . Augmented reality is a mixture of live images and virtual animations and objects placed over them. Read More »

Trump expects Senate health care bill in summer

But months into his administration, Trump's top legislative achievement is getting health care reform through the Republican-controlled House, a feat that took two attempts after the first failed to garner enough conservative support. And more generally, it would deter the administration and the congressional GOP leadership from even considering concessions to House Freedom Caucus types who have eternally demanded deep spending cuts and/or big conservative policy "riders" as the minimum ... Read More »

Apple iOS 11 could make MILLIONS of people's iPhone 5 totally obsolete

And you can soon find Siri inside a standalone speaker for the home. It was announced at the WWDC conference , and it promotes the idea that you don't need to check your updates while you're driving. What new features weren't announced for iOS at WWDC? Nowhere was that made more clear that at last year's Windows 10 Creators Update event, in which the company focused on 3D creation and introduced the Surface Studio - an iMac competitor designed specifically with designers in mind. Read More »

IOS 11 vs iOS 10: What's New in iOS 11

The company made four major announcements; which are iOS 11 , watchOS 4 , a new version of tvOS and macOS High Sierra , slated to arrive in autumn. Had it been in operation, the offending driver's phone would have locked the user out of functions like texting and FaceTime while driving. Apple has redesigned the App Store in iOS 11 and it is also bringing in a revamped Podcasts app . Read More »

Apple HomePod Speaker Announced At WWDC

The new speaker seeks to enhance music-listening experiences, or so Tim Cook insists. The Cupertino company described the 7in device, which comes in white and "space grey", as a "breakthrough home speaker" created to "rock the house". Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 To Feature 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Mode

However Credit Suisse believes it has more emphasis on music and speaker attributes, as Home Automation and third party apps have yet to be fully incorporated. These devices will only keep the most recent messages in local storage . Apple describes this as a new way to help drivers stay more focused on the road. Read More »

London attack:Pakistani-origin man among two attackers


British police named the third attacker in the deadly terrorist rampage that killed seven people in London over the weekend as Youssef Zaghba, 22, from east London . May has said the three attacks - including one outside Parliament in March - weren't connected in any operational sense but were linked by what she called the "perverted ideology " of extremist Islam. Read More »

How does Apple's HomePod speaker sound?

Similarly, while AI and machine learning sound like exotic, exciting technological breakthroughs, their real-world benefits should actually be subtle, but practical extensions to things like contextual intelligence, which is a hard message to deliver. Read More »

Apple HomePod wireless music speaker

But Amazon's service, which includes hit shows like " Transparent ", has been a notable absence from Apple's hardware. Siri now also has a male American voice, and is said to be more expressive due to a new visual interface. Like the Echo and Home , the Homepod has a voice-command system. This speaker is smarter than any other smart speaker available in the market. Read More »

Ariana Grande's Manchester benefit concert goes on

Bieber's one-time protege, Justin Bieber , did perform at the star-studded benefit, and broke down while talking to the crowd. Gallagher, formerly of Oasis, earned loud cheers from the audience as he emerged in his home town in surprise form. Read More »

Apple brings machine learning, AR to iOS

The device was previewed on stage Monday at WWDC , Apple's annual developer conference in San Jose. Apple has a new Smart Keyboard and Apple Pencil available to purchase separately that work with the iPads. It would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. Apple has touted a new intelligent speaker called HomePod at its WWDC 2017 keynote today. Read More »

Turkey's Erdogan says isolating Qatar will not solve crisis

Davis said the Defense Department is watching the situation very closely in Qatar and "would encourage all of the parties involved to work together". The Qatari crisis isn't the first time Trump's winks and nods precipitated trouble. But Trump is complicating efforts to resolve the crisis and undercutting Tillerson, Croft said. Read More »

Apple reinvents home music with HomePod

These giants are battling over still-emerging fields that are expected to turn into technological gold mines, much the way personal computers and smartphones became moneymaking machines in previous decades. Apple's next big gadget is the HomePod , a miniature home speaker powered by the company's Siri voice assistant. A larger problem for HomePod is also one of its headlining features: Siri. Read More »