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Apple follows Amazon and Google with smart speaker

The HomePod will be priced at $349, more expensive than Amazon's $180 Echo or $50 Dot and Google's $129 Home. The most enduring iPhone rumours suggest that Apple is coming for the bezel, and the new iPad might just be a precursor to that massacre. Read More »

British Authorities Identify the Third London Attacker

British police on Tuesday (June 6) searched a house in Ilford, east London believed to be linked to one of the London Bridge attackers . Police shot dead three attackers just eight minutes after terrified bystanders dialled 999 in the wake of the attack which left 18 people critically injured in hospital. Read More »

President Trump Picks Chris Wray as New FBI Director


Comey could offer new details regarding discussions with Trump about the federal investigation into Russia's election meddling and possible coordination with the Trump campaign. Wray, 50, was one of the last of several prospective candidates interviewed by Trump to succeed fired FBI Director James Comey . The firing itself was an unusual move. Read More »

Golden: Durant's dominance has made NBA Finals a mismatch

And when he did free himself to get shots up Sunday, many times he left his attempts short - a telling sign of exhausted legs, surely overworked from the frantic defensive activity the Warriors were making him commit to. They say this team is built to play fast. "We don't play slowdown basketball", Cavaliers forward LeBron James told reporters on Tuesday in Cleveland , site of the next two games. Read More »

Apple Announces 10.5 Inch iPad Pro With Thin Borders At WWDC 2017


The exact iOS 11 update release date is now unclear, but it's expected to launch during Fall this year - likely early September to co-inside with the launch of the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7S . HomePod requires an iPhone 5S or later and iOS 11 . Apple has also introduced new Mac's ensuring that the complaints regarding Mac's being left behind is not the case anymore. Read More »

Apple Announces HomePod - The Smart Speaker for your Home

Amazon reportedly sold more than 11 million Echo devices between mid-2015 and 1 December 2016 while Google is expected to have sold just one million of its Home products by mid-2017. We were surprised that no more details were released, but are now even more excited for the next developments and software features to be created later in the year . Read More »

IOS 11 Will Unlock NFC Reader in iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

It's the age of multi-tasking and Apple wants you to ace at everything you do. iOS 11 lets you open two apps and view them as Split View. Apple has launched a 10.5-inch and updated 12.9-inch iPad Pro variants at WWDC. It also acts as an app switcher: dragging the app icon from the dock to the screen will open it next to the app that is now open. Those who have been using iOS devices would know that the dock appears only on home screen. Read More »

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving

Until then, being able to easily make and share videos is a cool feature to have once Apple sorts out the bugs. You can search for a query and Siri would translate and reply in another language. Apple intends to declutter your life and so it is starting off by organising all your files and folders and making search super easy. The feature will disable calls, alerts and notifications by default, and will be automatically enabled once the phone detects the user is driving. Read More »

Apple releases new features for Chinese market


At WWDC 2017 , however, Apple took an unexpectedly large step in fulfilling the promise of the iPad Pro . HomePod is a connected speaker, with the company's digital assistant Siri providing the brains. Also improved program for handling photos and maps. Although both high-quality speakers (hey, Sonos) and smart speakers (lookin' at you Echo ) already exist, Schiller said that no smart home speaker "has nailed it yet". Read More »

Russian Federation denies reports of hacking Qatar's state news agency

Saudi Arabia alongside Egypt, the UAE and Bahrain abruptly announced on Monday that they were cutting diplomatic ties with Qatar . Media captionThe economic disruption could have an impact on Qatar if the dispute drags on. Meanwhile, banks from Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and the UAE also are holding off on dealings with Qatar , putting further pressure on its currency. Earlier Tuesday, Trump appeared to cut ties with Qatar in a series of tweets blaming the nation for the "funding of ... Read More »

Woman accused of leak made pro-environment, anti-Trump posts

It also undertook an extensive review of security clearances, with an aim to ensure employees and contractors did not have access to material unrelated to their jobs . "The allegations against Ms. Winner are very serious, and if true, directly threaten our national security", the spokeswoman said. Sending a tweet in response to an Iranian official, claiming they will only act militarily in "self-defense", victor proclaims that if war was initiated by our "Tangerine in Chief" with Iran, ... Read More »

Police announce new arrest linked to London Bridge attack

Butt, 27, was born in Pakistan. Italian news reports say the London Bridge attacker who had been stopped in Italy en route to Syria previous year was subsequently listed in the European-wide intelligence-sharing system and was stopped at London's Stansted airport in January but let go. Read More »

United States lawmakers press intelligence chiefs on Russian Federation ahead of Comey hearing

This is Rosenstein's first public testimony since appointing former FBI director Robert Muller as special counsel to run the Russian Federation investigation, though he did brief Congress privately about that decision May 18. Rather, Comey is said to view himself merely as a witness who will answer questions about the president in a straightforward manner. The president asserted that Comey told him three times that he was not personally under investigation, while the former director's ... Read More »

New MacBook Pro 2017

After going hands-on with the new 10.5-inch iPad Pro following Apple's WWDC keynote and briefly watching a demonstration focused on the new Intel Kaby Lake MacBook Pro , MacBook and iMac lineup, I spent several hours testing out the company's new computers in my hotel room. Read More »

Warriors' Draymond Green weighs in on best-player debate

Rather than reach back to last year's championship comeback for a confidence boost, James' focus is on figuring out what Cleveland must do to change its fortunes against a Warriors team that is fresher and far more risky this year, thanks to the addition of Kevin Durant . Read More »

Accused leaker shared harsh opinions on Trump before arrest

She is also the first person arrested in connection with the wider investigations into whether Russian Federation interfered with the presidential election. "She served with distinction. When he was asked if he had any contact with the leaker, Trump said, 'No, I'm out of touch with Reality'". Actually she used to take the original documents and sell it to the news outlet sites. Read More »

IMac Pro: Apple's $4999 Mac for the pros


The upgraded variants of the iMac powerful desktop are created to offer improved performance. The popular workhorse amongst Apple users and design crowds now boasts a 27-inch Retina 5K display that's 43% brighter (supporting up to 1 billion colours), up to 18-core Xeon processors and up to 22 Teraflops of graphics computation. Read More »

Apple Just Revealed A Brand New Device For Your Apartment

These devices will only keep the most recent messages in local storage. For photos, Apple is replacing JPEGs with a new format meant to reduce file sizes. Siri was introduced as a feature in the iPhone 4S in 2011, three years before Amazon came out with Alexa and the Echo . HomePod comes in white and space grey, and while just under seven inches tall, is remarkably broad in circumference, like a small barrel. Read More »

'I expect loyalty,' Trump told Comey, according to written testimony

He said Sessions "doesn't believe it's appropriate to respond to media inquiries on matters that may be related to ongoing investigations". A day before Comey's much-anticipated testimony before the Senate intelligence committee , the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director's prepared remarks were officially released , bringing into public view new details in the Trump-Comey saga. Read More »

Two of Three London Attackers Named by British Police

Seven people were killed on June 3 and 48 injured when Butt and two other men drove a white van into crowds on London Bridge, and then got out and stabbed people in restaurants and bars in Borough Market . ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. Butt was already known to police and the U.K.'s internal security agency MI5, but Redouane was not, the statement said. Read More »

Kerr return adds gloss to big win for unstoppable Warriors


It's enough to take Draymond Green back to the game on January 17, 2014, when Durant, then a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder, torched the Warriors for 54 points. I just need some food and some wine and I'll be alright. "!To have him back on the bench means a lot", Kerr said. "You understand the journey and how much of the energy it took from a mental and physical standpoint in order to come back from something like that", Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Launch Date Confirmed for Later in June

Interestingly, the Chinese smartphone maker will be organizing "pop-up events" in major cities worldwide to show off the handset in person. The device is reported to be powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor along with Adreno 540 GPU. Read More »

PS4 Gold Edition is ironically cheaper than normal PS4


Elsewhere in the interview, global game development boss Shawn Layden divulged that PlayStation had sold more than a million PlayStation VR headsets worldwide (up from 915k in Feb), and that one in five PlayStation 4 sales is a PlayStation Pro. Read More »

Apple unveils its speaker

But while Amazon and Google have stressed the daily practicalities of the artificial intelligence assistants that run Echo and Home , Apple framed HomePod more as a music-listening platform, with practicalities like reminders and calendar nearly an after thought. Read More »

Philippine President orders military to crush militants


FISTS OF FURY. Philippine Army Scout Rangers peek from a school window during a mission to flush out Maute snipers in Marawi City on June 6, 2017. The military would do well to put its millions in intelligence funds to good use and determine the strategic timing of the reactivation of the peace corridor in and out of Marawi City. Read More »

Comey May Deliver Bombshell Testimony Against Trump


Comey's testimony marks his first public comments since he was abruptly ousted by Trump on May 9. "Details to follow", Trump wrote on Twitter. It has already claimed one of his closest allies, National Security Adviser Michael Flynn , who was sacked after admitting lying to vice president Mike Pence over his Russian Federation links. Read More »

Introducing Apple's New Smart Speaker

The technology giant also announced a new software kit for developers called ARKit , which will enabled app developers to build augmented reality apps on Apple's platforms more easily. Apple iOS users will start to see apps made with ARKit when iOS 11 rolls out this fall. 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 »

Senate Republicans Reject DeVos' Proposed Education Cuts


While there, DeVos faced questions about whether private schools that receive federal money would be punished for discrimination against religion or for discriminating against LGBTQ + students. "I think that's what I hear you repeatedly saying and I agree with that". And protections for students with disabilities haven't been fully defined by laws or the courts. Read More »

How the opinion polls have changed during the election campaign

Voters went to the polls in a 2015 election, and in the June 2016 European Union membership referendum. Before the election, the Prime Minister laid out plans for a so-called "hard Brexit " which would see Britain leave the European single market and sever nearly all ties with the EU. Read More »

James McMullan died in London terror attack, his sister says

The attackers first drove a rented van into a crowd and then jumped out and randomly stabbed people they encountered. In a letter posted outside, the Ummah Fitness Centre said staff would "help the police in any way we can" as investigators try to learn more about Khuram Shazad Butt . Read More »

Apple launches HomePod speaker at developers' conference

Is that, plus some high-quality sound, enough to make this smart speaker worth the price? It can also analyze the music while it's being played through it and automatically adjust volume levels to ensure that there's zero distortion in sound while music is being played. Read More »

Apple finally gives iOS proper file management system with new Files app

Between the iOS 11 announcements and new 10.5-inch iPad Pro unveiling, however, was a smaller announcement sure to generate a big reaction. "We think this is going to be a real important step in safety in the vehicle", he said. Apple has announced details on iOS 11 that will be landing this fall. Handsets with 3D Touch functions, starting with the iPhone 6S, will have access to more menu options when a CC icon is long-pressed. Read More »