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Champions Trophy: England faces tougher test against NZ

Australia were cruising in the Group A Champions Trophy clash at 1-83, after bowling the Tigers out for 182, when light rain started to fall in the 16th over. If they win the game against archrivals England , they have nothing to worry, but if Bangladesh beat New Zealand and England win their two remaining matches, against Australia and New Zealand , the Aussies are out, with Bangladesh going through. Read More »

How to watch WWDC 2017 live stream & live blog

At WWDC , Apple's developer conference , Monday, Apple said Apple Pay is coming to Messages in iOS 11. The app brings together all your files and supports nested folders, tags, search, etc. You now have the option to give Siri a male voice and there's a translation tool in beta that will let Siri listen to snippets of language and translate them to another. Read More »

Homepod is Apple's first "breakthrough home speaker", coming December for $349

The introduction of HomePod wasn't much of a surprise, but its price tag gives a bit of sticker shock in comparison to both Amazon Echo and Google Home , which cost $179.99 and $129.99, respectively. IDC estimates that Apple shipped about 3.6 million watches during the first three months of the year. The next iOS may also have new features designed for artificial intelligence, the application of computers that learn and understand things like humans. Read More »

Apple takes on Amazon with voice-activated speaker

The Homepod will launch in December 2017 in the UK, US, and Australia. Apple says "the HomePod provides deep knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music". The HomePod speaker has six built-in microphones compared to 1 on Siri , so response rate should be much better. A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the USA market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home . Read More »

IOS 11 release: The 11 best features of Apple's new software

So it's not like you're talking to a robot, and more like the film Her . Even then, Apple says it won't know who you are - it'll just get an anonymous ID to help process a response. This is a great one for safety. Soon, Apple will introduce a new iPhone feature that will do away with that annoying - and unsafe - urge to look at a text message while you're driving. Read More »

Apple WWDC keynote: Recap for digital publishers

Aside from the AR updates , Siri may be seeing the biggest change. Apple is leaning into artificial intelligence (AI) with improved machine learning and on-device learning aimed at making Siri more predictive and proactive. The National Safety Council estimated that more than one in four motor vehicle crashes in 2014 involved a cell phone , and the year before, there were a roughly 341,000 auto accidents that involved texting. Read More »

United Kingdom opposition leader calls on prime minister to resign


The Conservative leader tried to shift the focus to her "strong" record on dealing with extremism over what she called Corbyn's "abdication of leadership" on defense. It follows a string of concerning polls for the Prime Minister, the most recent of which from ICM showed her party's lead further narrowing by one point. Read More »

Apple unveils an Amazon Echo competitor


Microsoft also has announced its own speaker with Samsung's Harman business; it will use Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant. Apple was the first major company to introduce a digital assistant into its devices, with the launch of Siri. Apple says its history of "reinventing portable music" through iTunes and the iPod means it is in a strong position to challenge its rivals. Apple said on Monday that HomePod would cost $349. Read More »

Nobody at White House will say whether Trump believes in climate change

At a long-planned meeting on Friday between Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and European Union officials in Brussels, the leaders pledged full implementation of the Paris deal. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, former CEO of Exxon Mobil Corp, had supported staying in the pact. And climate hawks are who we should elect at every opportunity, local, state, and federal. Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple's iOS could finally get a file manager tonight

Ahead of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference today , and the expected announcement of iOS 11 , the company briefly removed older, 32-bit iOS applications from appearing in the App Store's search results. For example, you don't get to select which of the files you've downloaded to set as a screensaver. The service, which has been available on the iPhone for more than a year, will use machine learning to adapt automatically to a user's routines, serving up prompts for running apps ... Read More »

Apple WWDC 2017: How to Watch and What to Expect

The iPhone 8 will also have facial detection and retina scanner, which will be included "in the front facing camera modules". However, JPMorgan analyst Rod Hall believes Apple could show off the 10th anniversary iPhone at the WWDC event beginning Monday. Read More »

Rumors Swirl Ahead of Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

As a developers conference, it's no surprise that Apple's WWDC keynote today - not to mention its scheduled programs for the rest of the week - will primarily focus on software . Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the developer conference previous year. Apple said that makes the Mac a great platform for development virtual-reality "experiences". Read More »

New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

Apple will release the beta version of iOS 11 to registered developers . In any event, you'll want to visit the Apple website to watch the stream, kicking off at 10am PDT/7pm SAST. However, we are a little skeptical on this as Apple is notorious for not allowing competitors on their platforms. One can only imagine the advancements the visual fidelity will make once Apple gets around to updating its hardware when the next iPhone rolls around. Read More »

Apple unveils 10.5in iPad Pro with A10X processor

And positioned above its display , it also has a 1080p FaceTime camera-because who says you won't also want to videochat on this machine. Apple's annual developers conference is the company's chance to preview upcoming features for iPhones, iPads, watches and Mac computers. Read More »

WatchOS 4 official with Siri watchface and improved Apple Music app

There are Photos, content from Apple news, coaching reminders from the Activity App, the weather, a reminder from the Breathe app. We'll see gym equipment integration and two-way data exchange in real time through NFC readers, which will be supported by gym giants like Schwinn, Matrix, Stair Master and others starting this fall. Read More »

Warriors stomp Cavs in Kerr's return, take 2-0 lead

After the game, Green said Kerr's return was a positive for the team but added that he coached them so well through 82 regular season games that they could implement his plans without his physical presence. But imagine if we were to have lost one? "For us, that's the goal, to try to build a dynasty and be great each and every time we step on the floor". Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple Shows-Off iOS 11 With A Smarter Siri

With iOS 11 , you'll be able to send a friend cash in iMessage . Control Centre: There is a major redesign to the control centre, bringing everything in one window. That learning gets synced across all your devices, but remains private to you, according to Apple . Camera: iOS users take 1 Trillion phones a year. Read More »

Watch Apple Keynote Event Online

Apple's voice-controlled Siri assistant will be integrated into the $349 speaker, and will make music recommendations that pair with the company's Apple Music service, send text messages, check news and sports scores and control home gadgets like lightbulbs and thermostats. Read More »

Ronaldo deserves to win fifth Ballon d'Or - Gerrard


The two Spanish clubs have dominated in the Champion League , winning six of the last nine titles, but Madrid had gone 12 years without lifting the trophy while Barcelona and Messi thrived. But Juventus had started brightly and they were level seven minutes later thanks to a stunning overhead volley from Croatian striker Mario Mandzukic . Read More »

Trump urges end to political correctness in wake of attack

The U.S. State Department condemned what it called "the cowardly attacks targeting innocent civilians" in a statement , and echoed Trump's readiness to provide any assistance that British authorities request. Eight police officers fired an unprecedented number of bullets to stop the three attackers, Britain's counter-terrorism police chief said. Grande and other stars are scheduled to perform a benefit concert for victims Sunday night. Read More »

Apple Said to be Developing Siri-Controlled Smart Speaker


I guess we'll have to wait for Monday in order to find out. Bloomberg sources claim that Apple has started manufacturing the voice-controlled device. The speaker could have an upper hand over its competitors; thanks to its more advanced acoustics technology. This is something that's missing on the other two speakers. Read More »

Walters: Thurston might not be back for Origin II

Brett Kimmorley achieved just about everything in Australian rugby league , playing more than 300 first-grade games and winning the 1999 grand final in which he was named Man of the Match. It took 20 minutes for the first ball to be kicked into touch and I remember noticing the Maroons gasping for air at this point. In a high-octane match, both teams had to prove their stamina in a relentless 80 minutes of rugby league which was end-to-end before the Blues eventually took control to ... Read More »

Curry, Durant Lead Warriors To 2-0 Lead With Another Rout


That's 79 minutes the first two games, moving James to 40.7 as the best player of the postseason. Durant is making his first Finals appearance since losing to LeBron James and the Miami Heat as a member of the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2012, and he certainly looked right at home in his return trip with 38 points, eight rebounds , eight assists and zero turnovers in the win. Read More »

France releases 'changed' version of White House video on Paris agreement

The two officials peppered reporters with reasons the Paris agreement would hurt US industry but were unable to answer environment-related questions. Elected swing-district Republicans , plentiful in the Empire State at all levels, are generally considered vulnerable to even the merest whiff of unorthodoxy on climate change. Read More »

Blue States Form Climate Alliance After Trump Withdraws From Paris Pact

Perhaps most notably, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that he would step down from the presidential advisory councils to which he belonged. "I don't believe fighting reality is a good strategy - not for America, not for anybody". "In addition to being disappointed, I'm also angry", Yamamoto said. Trump's decision showed that the administration cares about "our economy and jobs only", Hescox added. Read More »

Trump saw Paris climate pact as economic straitjacket

And it's clear that the problem remains as urgent as ever. Exxon also faces pressure from shareholders, who voted this week for more disclosure about the impact of climate-change regulation on Exxon's business. Trump peddled dozens of wildly disproven falsehoods in justifying exiting the agreement, which prompted swift backlash from the global community, diplomats, Trump's own Secretary of State , Rex Tillerson, and major usa companies like Apple, Microsoft and Intel. Read More »

'Another load of nonsense': Putin denies having blackmail material on Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that " patriotically minded " private Russian hackers may have been behind the election-season hacking in the United States a year ago. "The economy has entered a new phase of expansion ", Putin said . "He found the right approach to those groups of the population, to those voters whom he targeted". Read More »

EU Commissioner: Paris Deal Not Subject to Renegotiation Despite US Withdrawal

According to the CITEPA research institute, America's renewable energy sector in America employed some 800,000 people in 2016 - almost five times more than the fossil-fuel sector. China still produces 62 percent of its energy with coal, according to Greenpeace . "We don't want other leaders and other countries laughing at us anymore". Read More »

NBA Finals 2017: Warriors surge to 2-0 lead

Starting center Tristan Thompson managed just four rebounds in 22 minutes while Kyle Korver missed all three of his 3-point attempts and was scoreless off the bench in 23 minutes. But his defense is still as crucial as he is the rare player equally adept at controlling ball-handling point guards, chasing shooters around screens and matching up with bigger players in the post. Read More »

Warriors beat Cavs to take 2-0 Finals series lead

Durant and Curry had 15 points apiece for the Warriors in the half. The Warriors tallied 16 deflections against just eight for the Cavaliers and collected 22 of the 28 loose balls.He had won the first battle with King James."We had a lot of unforced turnovers". Read More »

Facebook vows to be 'hostile environment' for terrorists; Twitter targets 'terrorist content'

In a matter of minutes, the three assailants were chased down by eight armed officers who fired about 50 rounds, killing the men, who wore what appeared to be suicide vests but subsequently proved to be fake. - Three attackers drove a white van at high speed into pedestrians walking on London Bridge , police said. A vigil for the victims will take place at nearby Tower Bridge on Monday evening. Read More »