Electronics Apple's HomePod
Author: 0 Apple's HomePod "reinventing" listening to music at home

Microsoft has also partnered with third-party companies like Harmon Kardon to bring home assistant speakers powered by its Cortana virtual assistant to market. While Amazon Echo has the first mover's advantage and is priced much lower compared to Apple's Home Pod ($180 vs $349), consumers looking for advanced features and better sound quality may prefer the latter.

Author: 0 Apple's Siri aims to be in tune with your home arrangements

But it comes up short in one huge way: apps. " Apple would argue that your expensive speaker can't analyze the room, and I'd argue that most people wouldn't notice". Critics instead saw a negotiating tactic to get Prime Video onto the Apple device, and a prod for people to buy Amazon's competing Fire TV players.

Electronics New MacBook Pro teardown: meet the old boss
Author: 0 New MacBook Pro teardown: meet the old boss

The 9.7-inch variant has a 2048×1536 screen resolution while the 12.9-inch model has a 2732×2048 screen resolution, and they both come with excellent graphics performance to make movie watching and video game playing a pleasant experience. To that end Apple announced upgrades to almost every single product in its computer line up, and thoroughly fucked over every single person who bought a MacBook Pro back in November.

Electronics Bidding for vintage Apple sneakers starts at $15000
Author: 0 Bidding for vintage Apple sneakers starts at $15000

A pair is being listed on eBay this weekend with a starting price of a whopping $15,000 (£11,600), and is expected to fetch as much as $30,000 (£25,000). The shoes , available in seriously limited quantities, were produced for Apple employees in the early 1990s and have rarely been seen in photographs.

Electronics First Picture of 'Assault on Theed' In Star Wars Battlefront 2
Author: 0 First Picture of 'Assault on Theed' In Star Wars Battlefront 2

Or it could even be more Star Wars games, such as the two already announced games in development by Respawn Entertainment and Visceral Games. The above picture was revealed on the Star Wars Show via YouTube . Madden NFL 18- With Frostbite, the spectacle of NFL gameday comes alive delivering photorealistic players, crowds and stadiums, and introduces an all-new mode to the Madden NFLfranchise.

Author: 0 The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet

This section of the store also places an emphasis on storytelling and tips and tricks for apps, along with reoccurring "App of the Day" and "Game of the Day" featured sections. To be considered for featuring on the App Store , please let us know 6-8 weeks in advance. In addition, Apple's tvOS and watchOS received minor updates.

Author: 0 Apple updates MacBooks with processor and SSD improvements

The new 2017 MBP rocks the Core i7-7700HQ, 16GB of LPDDR3-2133 RAM, a 256GB PCIe-based SSD, and a whopping 4 x Thunderbolt 3 ports. The device has all sorts of top-notch specs, including a Xeon processor that scales up to 18 cores and an all-new AMD Radeon Vega GPU.

Author: 0 Apple Unveils Wireless Speaker HomePod

On paper, it combines the great audio and multi-room music of a Sonos speaker with the smarts of an Amazon Echo or Google Home . The smart speaker automatically studies a room's acoustics, adjusts the sound according to its location, then drives the music in the optimal direction.

Author: 0 IOS 11 Developer Beta 1 Helps Manage Storage

Images captured from an iPhone can be looped impeccably due to its computer vision integrated with its camera; hence, making Boomerang animation more sensible. Siri can help you learn to say something in Chinese, French, Italian, German or Spanish with a simple translation. Apple vice president Phil Schiller said the company's Siri team tuned the virtual assistant as a "musicologist" that learns the tastes of listeners and gets songs from the internet cloud.

Author: 0 Penguins crush Predators to take 3-2 lead in Stanley Cup

The Penguins' best players were their best players. Kessel had two shots on goal in Game 4 and three in Game 3 but was a minus-2 in each game. Conor Sheary, Phil Kessel - just as linemate Malkin predicted - and 35-year-old playoff newbie Ron Hainsey also scored for the Penguins.

Author: 0 IOS 11, Android O to Feature Limit on 'Always-On' Location Tracking

In a report PC Advisor, iOS 11's public version is expected to release the September, alongside the launch of Apple's new smartphone devices.The best features of the forthcoming iOS 11, a 10.5 inch iPad Pro and enhanced MacBook and iMac computers.The new A10X Fusion processor is faster than those in most laptops.

Electronics Apple unveils voice-activated, connected home speaker
Author: 0 Apple unveils voice-activated, connected home speaker

Apple is getting into the smart speaker market with the HomePod , the company's first entirely new product in three years. Covered in what Apple calls "acoustic mesh", the speaker is seven inches tall, sporting a four-inch woofer, six microphones and a beam-forming tweeter.

Electronics Apple introduces
Author: 0 Apple introduces "Do Not Disturb" feature for drivers

As far as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is concerned, Apple is apparently going to leave the prices unchanged for the two entry-level Wi-Fi only variants (Rs.65,900 for the 64GB variant and Rs.73,900 for the 128GB mode). It will appear on your home screen as soon as iOS 11 is done installing on your iPhone or iPad. However, if the users have an older iPhone with apps you still use regularly that isn't updated often as they may want to check that situation carefully before upgrading to iOS 11.

Electronics IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone
Author: 0 IOS 11 Brings Drag And Drop Support To iPhone

On its side, Apple has planned for this and most existing kit should work fine with iOS 11, though the iPhone 5 and 5c and older and iPad 4 and older will not be supported. With iOS 11 not going to be in the hands of the public (apart from the developer version) for a few months there's still time. A persistent, always available dock has been provided in iOS 11 that'll allow you to switch apps easily with a touch.

Author: 0 Apple Debuts HomePod Smart Speaker

Amazon's Echo , introduced in 2014 , helped put the e-commerce giant's Alexa virtual assistant in millions of homes , while Alphabet's Google Home serves as a new voice-based gateway to the search company's services. Of course, Apple's voice assistant will give you the ability to control the listening experience through the speaker, responding to commands like "Raise the volume", or "Skip to the next track", or "Play Backstreet Boys".

Author: 0 Scottish leader Sturgeon says election 'disastrous' for PM May

She said: "A vote tomorrow for Labour or the Liberal Democrats , parties who are third and fourth position in Scotland , risks doing one thing and one thing only - splitting the anti-Tory vote and allowing a Tory MP in the back door". You point out to them that there are only two possible winners in a seat, and they opt instead for the Greens or some other useless option. Mr Murray, who was elected as Labour's only Scottish MP in 2015, held the Edinburgh South seat with 26,269 votes.

Electronics Yes, You Can Record Video of Your iPhone Screen On iOS 11
Author: 0 Yes, You Can Record Video of Your iPhone Screen On iOS 11

So what're the major features included in it? It's a resource hog and shutting it down could make things easier on your device's processor. Location tracking at all times means that companies such as Uber and Waze can collect a huge chunk of data even while you are not using them.

Author: 0 Comey damages Trump, but no knockout blow regarding obstruction

Fox News anchor Chris Wallace's overwhelming verdict on former FBI Director James Comey's congressional testimony: It wasn't good for President Trump's political reputation. "Those were lies, plain and simple", Comey said. While some Republican lawmakers and Trump supporters focused on Comey's affirmation that President Trump himself was not under investigation and there were no explicit instructions to stop the Russian Federation probe, attention centered on the President's ...

Electronics Apple unveils Siri-powered HomePod speaker, with a special focus on music
Author: 0 Apple unveils Siri-powered HomePod speaker, with a special focus on music

Integrated Siri capabilities allow the speaker to act as a "musicologist" with Apple Music, which can be streamed directly to the HomePod without requiring an intermediate iOS device. The market has seen some stiff competition in the home assistant/speaker/streaming music device arena. Coming this autumn, iOS 11 brings a range of new features to iPhones and iPads, including a new Do Not Disturb mode to help drivers keep their attention on the road.

Electronics Apple shows off new iPads in promo video
Author: 0 Apple shows off new iPads in promo video

Maps of airports and shopping arcades will also be coming, for those who use the Maps app. Users also have the option of sending an auto reply to contacts listed in Favorites to let them know they are driving and cannot respond until they arrive at their destination.

Electronics Apple speaker 'an echo of its competitors'
Author: 0 Apple speaker 'an echo of its competitors'

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. All that's driven by an Apple A8 processor, similar to what's inside the iPhone 6 and fourth-generation Apple TV. Wireless speakers are a booming tech category at present and are seen as a gateway into turning our homes into "smart" homes .

Electronics Apple shows off HomePod Siri speaker
Author: 0 Apple shows off HomePod Siri speaker

The smart speaker works by talking to an updated Siri that better understands music-related requests, Apple said during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose , California. 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.

Electronics Buy a New Apple iMac or Wait for iMac Pro?
Author: 0 Buy a New Apple iMac or Wait for iMac Pro?

Unfortunately for those planning on picking up one of these accessories, they're only going to be available to customers who shell out at least $4,999 United States dollars for the actual iMac Pro . iMac Pro also supports up to 4TB of SSD and up to 128GB of ECC memory . "There's a lot to like about the 10.5" iPad Pro, not the least of which is its Retina display and "ProMotion" 120Hz refresh rate, something that offers a combination of better responsiveness to touch and smoother ...

Electronics Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC
Author: 0 Every Apple Hardware Announcement at WWDC

Aptly called " Do Not Disturb While Driving ", the feature takes over the phone when it is connected to the auto via Bluetooth or cable and when it detects you're in a moving vehicle. Luckily, iOS 11's new compression means your photos and videos will take up half the space they used to. What do you think of the new Apple software? You never hear this kind of outcry when there are changes to the new range of televisions from Sony or LG.

Author: 0 Can Apple's (AAPL) HomePod Outmuscle Amazon and Google?

Of course, it is controlled via an automatic voice interaction with Siri and has three key attributes. All the early reviews highlight that the HomePod produces vastly superior sound quality compared to its smart speaker competitors. Cook has always been bullish about the prospects for augmented reality , and Apple is working on smart glasses, people familiar with the plans have said.

Electronics Bubsy's Back, Back Again After a 21 Year Break
Author: 0 Bubsy's Back, Back Again After a 21 Year Break

This is strikingly odd for a number of reasons, not least of which that both Accolade and the Bubsy franchise have been presumed dead since the turn of the millennium. Bubsy: I don't know, my agent got the call. Bubsy: It stars ME! I couldn't read any further because I am too old not to be instantly and debilitatingly nauseated by corporations using social networks.

Electronics Apple HomePod's Strengths Over Amazon Echo Show
Author: 0 Apple HomePod's Strengths Over Amazon Echo Show

However, unlike Amazon Echo and Google Home , Apple is positioning HomePod more as an alternative to connected music-systems from Sonos and Bose. The speaker, while expected by some industry watchers, marked Apple's first new product announcement since the Apple Watch in September 2014. "It's about being the best and giving the user an experience that delights them every time ".

Electronics 'Top grossing' category noticeably absent from Apple's App Store redesign
Author: 0 'Top grossing' category noticeably absent from Apple's App Store redesign

The App Store redesign is included in iOS 11 , a beta of which can now be downloaded by members of Apple's developer program. In this sense (no pun intended), Apple's implementation looks to be safer. You can get it sorted right through the default Messages app, as long as you have a credit card paired with your iPhone. Geskin also posted schematic images that purport to show the design of the new iPhone.

Author: 0 Apple debuts 'HomePod' smart speaker

The speakers, driven by artificial intelligence and voice-enabled assistants have become a leading trend in the tech industry and Alexa now boasts support for more than 10,000 apps. It's a "set it and forget it" product - you plug it in, and Apple's algorithms, microphones, and APIs do the rest, tuning the sound and configuring things for you.

Author: 0 HomePod vs. Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Apple says the feature is entirely private and only stays on a user's device. "There is no other trick up their sleeve around this". But for home use, Amazon's Alexa has been working for longest - so it's learned the most about what we need and already has a lot of third-party partners on-board.

Author: 0 Is Apple's HomePod Just A Glorified $350 Smart Speaker?

Apple unveiled a new version of Siri during its WWDC keynote address on Monday but failed to show the world how it's much better than competing products from Google and Amazon. Still, its capabilities to fill up a room with super high-quality music come at a higher price than most products in the market. When asked why it took so long for Apple to release a speaker of this kind, the company's chief executive officer, Tim Cook , said it was a matter of taking the time to build ...

Author: 0 Apple Debuts Smart Speaker Homepod

Finally, let's not forget that Apple's new HomePod , seen below, goes for $349, nearly double that of Amazon's (NASDAQ: AMZN ) Echo and more than three times the now on sale Google (NASDAQ: GOOG ) (NASDAQ: GOOGL ) Home. It connects through 802.11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi with MIMO and if there are multiple HomePods, they can be connected through AirPlay 2. In AI, in categorising and serving that information, in machine learning , in making dumb devices smart, both Google and Amazon are ahead of ...

Electronics Amazon, Apple TV deal shows tough road to co-operation for tech rivals
Author: 0 Amazon, Apple TV deal shows tough road to co-operation for tech rivals

Research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the U.S. are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year.The smart speaker works by talking to an updated Siri that better understands music-related requests, Apple said during its Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose , California.Aaron stepping for Adam today, and I'm still recovering from trying to keep track of everything Apple packed into ...

Electronics Siri enters the living room as Apple debuts HomePod speaker
Author: 0 Siri enters the living room as Apple debuts HomePod speaker

HomePod owners will only be able to stream music from Apple Music, and will not be able to use a third party service such as Spotify as an alternative. This time around, it has developed a smart hub speaker that will not only raise the stakes in the voice assistant category, but seems to perform in the upper tier category for an audio product.

Electronics Apple unveils new iPad, iMac and MacBook at developers conference
Author: 0 Apple unveils new iPad, iMac and MacBook at developers conference

The new iMac lineup will be available with macOS High Sierra coming this fall. Apple's updated iMac and MacBook computers are available immediately online and in stores from tomorrow. That doesn't mean, however, that Apple has nothing new up its sleeves. These butterfly switches are the same ones that the tech company used on the new MacBook Pro as well as the one from a year ago.

Author: 0 Apple partners with HTC in VR

You can now open a picture in third-party apps like Adobe Photoshop and Pixelmator directly from Photos .Your edits save automatically as you go back-and-forth between apps. A new persistent sidebar is added and also a drop-down menu for filtering your photos . A feature long asked for - Split View Mail Compose - finally sees the light of the day through macOS High Sierra .

Author: 0 Scottish independence dealt a blow after nationalists suffer losses

The Labour Party also took an early seat from the SNP by winning Rutherglen and Hamilton West. She said the party had suffered "bitterly disappointing losses" and would now "reflect carefully on the results and move forward in the best interests of all of Scotland ".

Electronics Apple Refreshes the Entire MacBook Line Up, and I'm Pissed
Author: 0 Apple Refreshes the Entire MacBook Line Up, and I'm Pissed

The Apple WorldWide Developers Conference 2017 ( WWDC 2017 ) gave the consumer market a glimpse of things to come, highlighted by the introduction of the HomePod. Those dabbling in Machine Learning can take advantage of the Vega GPU's 22 Teraflops of half-precision computation power. Fusion Drive hybrid storage is standard on all 27-inch models, and the top 21.5-inch model.

Electronics Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems
Author: 0 Apple reveals new HomePod, iPad Pro and upgraded operating systems

There's plenty of incentive for developers to get behind the new gadget. Other new watchfaces include a kaleidoscope and new characters such as Woody, Jesse, and Buzz from the Toy Story movie franchise. The special keyboard is similar to other one-handed typing features - when enabled, it compresses the keyboard to one side of your screen so that you can better type while you are pre-occupied.

Electronics Apple Updates iMac Line
Author: 0 Apple Updates iMac Line

All Apple desktops and laptops will now use Intel's latest Kaby Lake CPUs, they'll support faster hard drives and GPUs, and they're now slightly cheaper than they were before. Featuring a stunning new space gray enclosure, iMac Pro packs incredible performance for advanced graphics editing, virtual reality content creation and real-time 3D rendering.

Author: 0 Warriors up 3-0

Durant, meanwhile, scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including a 3-pointer with 45.3 seconds left for a 114-113 advantage. It's amusing because I told him early in the year I said "it's cool that you are here, but we really don't need you for the regular season bro we are going to need you for the NBA Finals ".

Electronics Apple HomePod: Smart Speaker With Hi-Fi Ambitions?
Author: 0 Apple HomePod: Smart Speaker With Hi-Fi Ambitions?

Apple Inc .'s first major new product for two years, the HomePod speaker, marks the biggest effort yet from the technology company to use its Siri digital assistant to keep customers wedded to a growing palette of products and services.

Electronics Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever, the iMac Pro
Author: 0 Apple Unveils Its Most Powerful Mac Ever, the iMac Pro

But the headline is the 21.5-inch iMac includes a 4K Display for $200 less than the previous generation. Updates to the 12-inch MacBook and flagship 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pros also included Intel's Kaby Lake processors to make the laptops more efficient, and could result in improved battery life .