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New Kaby Lake iMacs arrive from Apple

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As for the software running on all these machines, WWDC also saw Apple announce macOS High Sierra , the successor to last year's Sierra. The newest desktop by Apple has been developed under the legacy form factor of the iMac , but its internal architecture is tailored to meet the most demanding standards of performance. Read More »

On the Move: Tech Giant Apple Reveals Its New Homepod Speaker

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The A8 chip is also responsible for painless pairing of your iPhone to the speaker - hold the iPhone near the HomePod and the two devices recognise each other and the speakers are ready to play music in seconds. Here's how Apple's HomePod compares to Amazon Echo . Google's $109 competitor, Google Home , offers similar options. The device also would be able to control music playback and home-automation devices with voice commands. Read More »

S&P 500 Hugs Flatline as Comey Talks Russia Interference, Discussions With Trump

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Other legal experts said , however, that details surrounding the February 14 conversation could indicate that Trump meant to interfere with the Flynn probe. After Comey was sacked, Trump denied news reports that he sought to get the FBI to drop the investigation. Trump's private attorney, Marc Kasowitz, seized on Comey's affirmation that he told Trump he was not personally under investigation. Read More »

HomePod First Look: Hey Siri, What Took You So Long?

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The Amazon Echo and Google Home now have a legitimate competitor from Apple . Apple seems focused on making the very best home speaker , particularly for people who use the company's Apple Music service. Members of the media photograph a prototype Apple HomePod during the annual Apple Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC ) in San Jose , California, U.S. Read More »

Apple will keep conversations with Siri and HomePod a secret

One of the most anticipated reveals was the new Apple smart speaker called the "Home Pod". The announcement made at the 2017 Apple , Worldwide Developer Conference , saw the Company roll out HomePod , a 7-inch tall speaker that has a retail price of $349, it will be available in Australia in December 2017. Read More »

Apple Announces New Hardware & Updates At WWDC 2017

The company also announced a new QuickType keyboard on iPad that gives quick access to numbers, symbols, and punctuation. Another feature making its debut in iOS 11 is person-to-person payment support via the Messages Apple Pay app. Read More »

Russian hackers 'planted false story' behind crisis between Qatar, Arab states

Federal Bureau of Investigation experts visited Qatar in late May to analyse an alleged cyber breach that saw the hackers place the fake story with Qatar's state news agency, the USA broadcaster said. Moscow had not responded to the reports on Tuesday night. " More work needs to be done", she said. "He said every country in the region has their own obligations and they need to live up to terminate their support for terrorism and extremism however it manifests itself anywhere in the world", ... Read More »

Apple introduces HomePod: A premium speaker with Siri

Through the Siri-powered speaker, you'll be able to ask questions bout thinks like basic reminders and local news along with being able to control music and audio playback. Onstage, Apple's worldwide head of marketing, Phil Schiller, described how the speaker analyzes the song it's playing and adjusts its output. HomePod will take on lower priced Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have had momentum in the arena of voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, ... Read More »

Apple unveils home music speaker featuring Siri support

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As it stands now, it seems as if Apple is positioning the HomePod as an unbelievable speaker system first and foremost, in stark contrast to devices like Google Home and the Amazon Echo which tend to be positioned as intelligent voice assistants that just so happen to come with speakers. Read More »

Half support Trump travel ban

Pelosi was asked what Trump meant by his comments calling for the enforcement of a ban on travel to the USA from several Muslim-majority countries. Last week, the Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court to issue an emergency order to reinstate the travel ban. Read More »

WWDC17: Apple Unveils HomePod Powered By Siri

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The speaker has the "power to rock the house", according to Schiller, and the aim is to make HomePod a voice-commanded assistant for news , messages, weather, traffic, home controls and more. For example, if Siri notices that you're reading stories about Iceland in the Safari web browser, it might begin suggesting Iceland-related news from the Apple News app. Read More »

HomePod, Apple's smart speaker, has finally arrived

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Apple unveiled the HomePod at the WWDC 2017 . In other words, Apple is positioning it to take on Sonos in audio quality, while offering the smarts of the Amazon Echo , combining the two approaches in a single product. The company was expected to introduce iOS 11, the next version of the software that powers the iPhone and iPad. Amazon declined to comment on whether it will again sell Apple TVs. Read More »

Apple Introduces The HomePod Speaker and Home Assistant

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For now, Siri can only translate spoken English into five other languages, while Google's service can work with more than 100 languages, but it's a start. The move is the first into a completely new area by Apple for more than two years as the world's most valuable technology company looks to make up for a dip in iPhone sales and new ways to get customers to use more of its money-making apps and services. Read More »

Police identify third suspect in London Bridge terror attack

Butt was seen as a heavyweight figure in al-Muhajiroun, whose hardline views made him potentially one of the most risky extremists in the United Kingdom, the sources said Tuesday. "A serious boy who was very good", Lambertini said outside her front door. The couple is thought to have split. Known as Abz, Butt was pictured lying dead wearing an Arsenal strip after cops gunned him and his two sick sidekicks down following the depraved assault on Saturday night. Read More »

Apple's New HomePod Looks Fine As Hell

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Although Siri would likely be a centerpiece of a smart speaker from Apple , Moorhead said the device's design, colors and acoustics will also likely be focal points because the company has a long history of making elegantly designed products. Read More »

Apple Reveals HomePod Speaker In Effort To 'Reinvent Home Music'

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HomePod wants to be the best of both worlds, without being that much more expensive than some of its key competitors: The Apple-made speaker will cost consumers $349, and ship in December in the U.S., U.K., and Australia. The retro-named HomePod has Siri built in, but Apple didn't lead with that or immediately present the new device as a stand-alone virtual assistant. Read More »

Asus, HP, Lenovo to Make Snapdragon Windows PCs

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With the introduction of this, Qualcomm says that the Snapdragon 835 platform will offer a combination of PC form factor as well as maintain the features that you see on smartphones , including light weight, on-the-go connectivity, as well as a silent operation that is a rarity on larger devices like PCs. Read More »

Apple Introduces Echo Rival Home Pod And More At WWDC17

In that way, Apple is sticking to its normal playbook and focusing on consumers willing to shell out more cash - a strategy that can mean fewer sales but generally leads to greater profits. Apple's Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and can make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control compatible home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats. Read More »

Apple reportedly adds simple Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

Prior to iOS 11, users could only use one of the location access options provided by developers. The passengers can disable this DND feature. This so called "dark mode" has always been rumoured and could help to make looking the iPhone at night easier on the eye. Read More »

Fitzgerald: 'Law of the harvest' epitomized in reaction to Kathy Griffin

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However, members of the GOP insisted that he was trying to threaten Hyde. Singer Demi Lovato, who's clashed with Griffin in the past, tweeted "I find it amusing when bullies play the victims ". Not so with Alec Baldwin . Instead, let us all please just ignore Kathy Griffin instead, it really shouldn't be that hard. Don't hold your breath. Read More »

Indian football team beat Nepal 2-0 for 7th consecutive win

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Chhetri proved his match fitness by playing 86 minutes of and scoring the victor in Bengaluru FC's AFC Cup match against Maziya on May 31. Nothing other than a win on Tuesday will help sustain the celebratory mood, especially against a team that's ranked 69 places below them in the Federation Internationale de Football Association charts. Read More »

Lieberman: Trump Never Demanded Loyalty From Me During FBI Job Talks

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I hope you won't either. Comey , who noted that he first met the then president-elect at Trump Tower on January 6, wrote in his opening statement that he then began document his nine one-on-one conversations with Trump . Comey stop investigating anyone, including suggesting that that Mr. Comey 'let Flynn go'". Comey added that he also found it "a very significant fact" that Trump had asked officials Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions , and Trump ... Read More »

Spicer: Trump's Tweets Are, 'Statements By The President Of The United States'

And it's just the latest instance of President Trump's senior staffers, particularly his communications and press shop, being cut out of the loop, undermined, and frazzled by their unpredictable boss and his compulsive tweeting habit. Neiss' objective is to bring more attention to the fact that "these tweets are not merely tweets but presidential statements delivered on Twitter". Read More »

Where to watch Comey's testimony — COMEY WATCH PARTIES

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The president has denied both those accusations. White House spokesman Sean Spicer told reporters Wednesday that he wasn't sure whether Trump had had a chance to read Comey's statement. "I need "Lordy, I hope there are tapes" on a t-shirt'". Former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this morning at approximately 10 a.m. Read More »

The iMac Pro is Apple's most powerful computer ever

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Perhaps the most eagerly anticipated product unveiled by Apple at this year's WWDC were the brand new iMacs . All MacBook Pro refreshes will arrive with Apple's Touch Bar with Touch ID with 500-nit Retina display , and Thunderbolt port . Read More »

Gulf crisis: UAE to punish Qatar sympathisers with 15 year jail term

Saudi Arabia's top diplomat said Wednesday that Qatar is a "brother state" and that punitive steps against the emirate were a well-intentioned effort to stop its support for Islamic extremism. "Any de-escalation to the crisis is likely to require a leadership change in Qatar ", Control Risks, a consulting firm, wrote in an assessment of the crisis. Read More »

Cosby arrives at courthouse for 4th day of trial

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Some 60 women have come forward to say Cosby sexually violated them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case. Constand says she went to his home to seek career advice after coming to regard the pioneering black comedian, movie actor and television star as a mentor. Read More »

Kansas Legislators Repudiate Governor by Overriding Tax Veto

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The big exception was taxes for certain classes of small businesses, which were cut to zero. It would raise $1.2 billion over two years by increasing income tax rates and ending an exemption for 330,000 plus farmers and business owners. Based on their fiscal outlook - the state faces a $900 million shortfall - Kansas's bond rating has been downgraded twice by two rating agencies. The Senate voted 27 to 13, and the House followed by agreeing 88 to 31 to override Brownback's veto , The ... Read More »

HomePod: New Intelligent Home Speakers From Apple

This comes as competition increases, with devices such as Google's Chromebook and Microsoft's Surface eating into Apple's tablet market share. They're also adding new photo effects, such as long exposure. It is more than three times the price of the Google Home ($109).It begins shipping in December in United States, Australia, and Britain. WWDC is Apple's annual pitch to software engineers to continue building programs for the iPhone, iPad , Mac and Apple Watch. Read More »

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties

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Westside Hall has been recognized by the Green Energy Council of CT for energy innovation in institutional housing. California Governor Jerry Brown has been extremely vocal in his criticism of Trump, accusing the former reality television star of taking a "misguided and insane course of action" and pledging that his "state is ready for battle". Read More »

Fact check: Pruitt blows smoke over coal jobs and climate

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt made a series of television appearances over the weekend to defend Trump's agenda on climate change and jobs. Pruitt's case: In his appearances on Sunday, Pruitt steered the discussion toward economic issues, pointing to (disputed) studies released or backed by conservative and industry groups that forecast economic and employment harm to the USA from the accord. Read More »