Author: 0 Apple Introduces Amazon Rival: Siri Smart Speaker/Home Pod

HomePod will taking Amazon Echo and Google Home, which have been building momentum in the market for voice-controlled speakers capable of controlling smart appliances, fetching content from the internet and more. That leaves Apple . Although it was the first smartphone maker to come out with a digital assistant when Siri debuted in 2011, it hasn't had a stand-alone assistant.

Electronics Apple takes on Amazon Echo with Siri-powered HomePod speaker
Author: 0 Apple takes on Amazon Echo with Siri-powered HomePod speaker

The $349 device - shipping in December for the US, United Kingdom and Australia - stands at seven inches tall, is wrapped in mesh fabric and comes packed with the same dual-core A8 chip used in the iPhone 6, giving it the "biggest brain ever in a speaker", according to Apple's marketing chief Phil Schiller.

Electronics Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri
Author: 0 Apple Debuts HomePod with Siri

All told, companies are pushing for voice-powered commands where computing is not tied to a screen. At $350 a speaker, HomePod is almost double the price of Amazon Echo , which retails for $180. The chip does all the fancy audio engineering - real-time acoustic modeling, audio beam forming and echo cancellation. Phil Schiller, Apple's SVP of worldwide marketing, said on stage that the product has been in the works for "years".

Author: 0 Trump says Comey not telling truth, willing to respond under oath

Separately, the Senate Judiciary Committee has asked Columbia Law School professor Daniel Richman to turn over his copies of Comey's memos about his meetings with President Trump. Not only was Comey completely discredited before the Senate Committee, the statement by the President's attorney was sound and spot on. "I mean, this is a president of the United States with me alone saying, 'I hope this, ' " Comey said, "I took it as, this is what he wants me to do".

Electronics Next iPhone May Not Have Gigabit Speed
Author: 0 Next iPhone May Not Have Gigabit Speed

Qualcomm, an Intel competitor , does have chips now available that can operate at the higher speeds, but Apple and Qualcomm are now wrapped up in a legal battle over what Apple thinks is an industry monopoly by Qualcomm . The top USA wireless carriers - Verizon AT&T , T-Mobile US Inc. and Sprint Corp. - have declared 2017 the year of 1 gigabit speeds. It wasn't until 2012 that the iPhone supported LTE technology that's the basis of 4G networks - a year after Samsung Electronics ...

Author: 0 Several Assassin's Creed: Origins Details Confirmed By New Leak

An earlier leak based on a shirt that may be released to promote the game also featured an image of someone who could end up being the protagonist. Some interesting tidbits about the game include that it was in development shortly after Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag, has a dynamic world, under water swimming, skill progression similar to what you'd expect from role-playing games, and raiding Egyptian tombs.

Electronics Dragon Ball Fighting Game Coming from Guilty Gear Studio
Author: 0 Dragon Ball Fighting Game Coming from Guilty Gear Studio

The game is said to be coming to Xbox One, PS4, and PC worldwide in early 2018. The game will feature " ultra high speed battles " and " flashy special moves ", much like you'd see in the actual cartoon show. Going back to 2.5D after so long might seem like an odd step, especially after having been 3D for so long, but producer Tomoko Hiroki , stated it was chosen because there are certain feats that can only be accomplished in that style.

Electronics Modi arrives in Astana, India set for SCO entry
Author: 0 Modi arrives in Astana, India set for SCO entry

Mr. Modi and Mr. Sharif attended a welcome banquet to the small grouping that now comprises China , Russia , Uzbekistan , Kazakhstan , Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan . "There are broadly two legs of collaboration which are being pursued in the SCO platform", Srinivas said. They pledged to maintain close communications on major global and regional issues; jointly fight terrorism, extremism and cross-border organized crime; and safeguard peace and stability.

Electronics Apple announces the HomePod
Author: 0 Apple announces the HomePod

Cook said on Monday that Apple's encryption is misunderstood. The increased price is to cover the improved sound technology, according to Apple . At WWDC , Apple has announced a new HomePod speaker which is powered by an Apple A8 chip promised to make it sound better than any average speaker.

Electronics Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night E3 2017 trailer shows off boss battle
Author: 0 Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night E3 2017 trailer shows off boss battle

Initially revealed on Kickstarter with a goal of $500,000, Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night went on to become one of the most funded games on the platform, with more than $5. In addition to the umbrellas she hurls in your direction, she can shoot blood projectiles from them and float around the stage. Along with spewing giant streams of blood, these crimson umbrellas will try to skewer you to the floor as Bloodless flies around the room.

Author: 0 Apple just made all your iPhone apps way less annoying

Apple is now cracking down on apps that send you notifications to review them on the App Store. Now, developers will have to use the API for their app review protocols no matter what, instead of being able to set up their own custom systems.

Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Apple announces iOS 11; Focuses on iPad productivity

While many already offer this through Location Services, some controversially offer simple " always " or "never options". The control is now hosted on one screen instead of two. Thankfully, with iOS 11 , Apple is extending a feature of iOS 10 to a point that it's available for every single app out there. There are reasons to try the iOS 11 beta and reasons to skip it .

Author: 0 Apple unveils 'HomePod' connected speaker at WWDC

The speaker comes equipped with the A8 chip , the same processor found in the iPhone 6 from 2016. When compared to the Echo and the Home , the HomePod faces an uphill battle in the voice-powered speaker market. Speaking at the WWDC conference, Apple's marketing SVP Phil Schiller boldly said, "This is a chance to reinvent music". Monday's launch was also unusual by Apple standards.

Electronics Apple Announces New iMac Pro and Updated MacBook Pros at WWDC
Author: 0 Apple Announces New iMac Pro and Updated MacBook Pros at WWDC

And coupled with the new improvements in macOS High Sierra, these new machines will be at the forefront of VR content creation. If you prefer the new 12.9-inch iPad Pro , you'll get a larger $50 gift card. The device is relatively thin at 13.1mm and weighs 900 grams approximately. You'll also get faster Intel Kaby Lake processors up to 4.2GHz, higher memory capacity, super-fast storage, and next-generation graphics, as well as a pair of Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports (which aren't even ...

Electronics Apple CEO Cook Warns of Social Media Perils in University Speech
Author: 0 Apple CEO Cook Warns of Social Media Perils in University Speech

The leaders of some of tech's biggest companies will attend an inaugural meeting of a Trump administration group formed to modernize government services, Bloomberg reported Thursday. But the likes of Apple, Microsoft and Google have been reluctant to weaken their own policies around privacy and encryption. The iPhone maker says that encryption works differently but even then it contains important information thanks to the presence of metadata.

Electronics Meet the new awesome Apple HomePod
Author: 0 Meet the new awesome Apple HomePod

Apple will later this year release a "HomePod " music-centric smart home speaker, challenging a market now dominated by Amazon and Google in its latest move to weave deeper into people's lives. The company announced a standalone speaker dubbed the iPod HiFI in 2006, but discontinued the device soon after. The speaker will sell for about $350 in December in the US, United Kingdom and Australia .

Electronics Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iMac upgrades
Author: 0 Apple unveils HomePod speaker, iMac upgrades

Apple's new smart speaker that will take on the Amazon Echo and Google Home looks pretty cool. Apple HomePod is created to analyze a room's acoustics, adjust the sound based on location and point the music in the optimal direction.

Author: 0 Apple squelches commitment critics with new iMacs

Keep in mind that with the exception of the MacBook Air , all of the new Macs are powered by Intel's most powerful new processors . Not only did Apple relay that a completely redesigned Mac Pro was on the way, but Phil Schiller made a point of noting that the company was working on iMac configurations developed "specifically with the pro customer in mind".

Electronics Rumor: Samsung to Announce the 'Bezel-less' Galaxy Note 8 in August
Author: 0 Rumor: Samsung to Announce the 'Bezel-less' Galaxy Note 8 in August

However, as it turns out, Samsung has now reportedly ruled out the possibility of including a display-integrated fingerprint scanner on the Galaxy Note 8 smartphone as well, mainly due to technical concerns regarding security. The Galaxy J3 will be available in August for €219 ($246, £191) - Samsung launched the entry-level J3 with AT&T last month in the United States for $179.

Electronics WWDC 2017: Launch new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro possible
Author: 0 WWDC 2017: Launch new iPad Pro and MacBook Pro possible

Apple has confirmed that its iMac Pro would start at a whopping $4,999. The fully upgraded iMac goes for $5,299, but we're not privy to the final iMac Pro pricing yet. With the revolutionary Touch Bar with Touch ID, gorgeous 500-nit Retina display , Thunderbolt 3 and incredible performance in a portable design , MacBook Pro is the best pro notebook Apple has ever made.

Electronics Michelle Obama reminds tech industry -- again -- girls can code
Author: 0 Michelle Obama reminds tech industry -- again -- girls can code

Obama said it's important to teach girls to value themselves and to let them know that they can compete in all kinds of settings. During her time as first lady, Obama launched several initiatives that focused on themes of empowerment. "Just 50 years ago there was segregation and deep racism and 50 years later the first black president is standing there", she said admiring the photograph.

Electronics Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker
Author: 0 Apple's new 'HomePod' speaker

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. The HomePod is also tied in to the Apple Homekit , so you can talk to the speaker to interact with other HomeKit accessories.

Electronics Smartphone Oppo R11 Plus
Author: 0 Smartphone Oppo R11 Plus

To start with, the biggest attraction of the Oppo R11 Plus is its massive 6-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) AMOLED display. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 660 processor coupled with 4GB RAM, 64GB of native storage and microSD card support.

Electronics Senator: Kushner to meet with Intelligence committee staff
Author: 0 Senator: Kushner to meet with Intelligence committee staff

Sen. Angus King , I-Maine, who is a member of the committee, says Kushner will have a face-to-face meeting with panel staff as early as next week. And a source familiar with the discussions told CNN "discussions about the timing are ongoing" to set a date for Kushner to appear.

Author: 0 Apple introduces Wi-Fi sharing in iOS 11

But with Core NFC, that's all set to change. iOS 11 is expected to release for iPhones and iPads sometime this fall. And note that if you back up your data on iOS 11 beta 1, you won't be able to restore that data once you downgrade to iOS 10.

Author: 0 India pricing for new Apple iPad Pro and Mac lineup revealed

Now that we're all set, you'll just to enter this download link on your iPhone's Safari browser manually http://beta.applebetas.co/ios . Meanwhile, the App Store has been completely redesigned with Games, a new Today tab and Apps, PC Advisor reported.

Author: 0 What the Tech? New iOS 11 features

Apple's e-mail app Mail will have its content take up 35% less disk space in the new OS. Obviously, all devices must be on iOS 11 for this feature to work, as noted by 9to5Mac. Good thing, iOS 11 is just in the developer phase and it has not been released public which would have made this bypass accessible to more number of people.

Author: 0 Can Apple's HomePod Compete With Amazon's Alexa?

With the HomePod , only after Hey Siri is recognized locally on the device will any information be sent to Apple servers, encrypted and sent using an anonymous Siri identifier. The Cupertino-based company's product comes with a six-microphone array capable of advanced echo cancelation. " Apple is a company that deeply cares about music and wants to deliver an audio experience in the home", Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said in an interview with Bloomberg's Emily Chang.

Author: 0 Comey Told Senators of a Third, Undisclosed Meeting Between Sessions and Russians

In the hearing Thursday, Comey said he woke up "in the middle of the night on Monday night", May 15, "because it didn't dawn on me originally, there might be corroboration, a tape". They're coming after America, which I hope we all love equally. Chris Murphy, D-Conn., suggested that Trump offers a testimony as well. And Comey discussed the contents of the memo in an open congressional hearing, which means the material he shared with his friend would not have been classified, Aftergood said.

Author: 0 IPhone users, get ready for Do Not Disturb - while driving

Well, soon that won't be an issue as Apple are taking innovative measures to keep our eyes firmly fixated on the road. Apple's new mobile operating system now enables French, Chinese, Italian, English and German translations via the new Siri.

Electronics AMD announces the new Radeon Pro 500 series
Author: 0 AMD announces the new Radeon Pro 500 series

The Apple iMac Pro 2017 features a attractive 27-inch large 5K display. Previously, the 5K 27-inch iMac sat on top of Apple's range and while the rest of the iMac line-up have received some upgrades , the iMac Pro is now the pinnacle.

Electronics Vampyr Ready to Drain Away Your Free Time Beginning in November 2017
Author: 0 Vampyr Ready to Drain Away Your Free Time Beginning in November 2017

The new trailer, which is accompanied by the rock song Devil by IDA MARIA, shows off a lengthy, rather cinematic, look at the game, its dark alleys, deadly underground passes, and corrupt neighborhoods. Be prepared to live with the consequences of your actions. Vampyr , narrative-driven action RPG from Life is odd developer Dontnod Entertainment, will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One , and PC in November, publisher Focus Home Interactive announced.

Author: 0 Apple Has Officially Ended 32-Bit App Support In iOS 11

But Apple's slowness to embrace these changes may have cost the iPad an opportunity to have made more progress against Windows when it had momentum and before the Windows camp had an opportunity to respond with products like Surface. And it'll work on all iPhones that came after iPhone 5, iPad mini 2, iPad Pro , iPad Air and iPad 5 generation. You can pin more apps to this new Dock than before, which I like.

Author: 0 Amazon's Prime Video app is coming to Apple TV

IDC estimates that Apple shipped about 3.6 million watches during the first three months of the year. During this week's conference, Apple also discussed significant software upgrades for the iPhone, iPad , Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch and debuted new iPad and Mac computer models.

Author: 0 Will Apple's Second Bet on High-Fidelity Audio Pay Off?

Similar to Google and Amazon smart speakers, the HomePod has an intelligent voice assistant baked in. Apple played up the rich speaker quality of HomePod , and synched it with the company's music service that boasts 27 million subscribers.

Electronics Will Apple HomePod be victor?
Author: 0 Will Apple HomePod be victor?

Last year, Google announced the Google Home equipped with the Google Assistant and the latest entrant to the segment is Apple with the HomePod . Users can ask HomePod to do simple things like play a song or a Apple's Beat 1 Radio, or even ask who is singing or playing drum on a track. It will play music, answer your questions, set reminders, and so on.

Electronics Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro
Author: 0 Here Are The Specs Powering The First VR-Ready iMac Pro

The monitors themselves are getting a big boost, with a 500 nit upgrade in brightness, making them 43 percent brighter than its predecessors and more than a billion colors. This allows the iMac Pro to metaphorically FLY, providing a level of performance never seen from an all-in-one before. With the Space Gray MacBook Pros in mind, it's somewhat odd that Apple isn't offering its Space Gray accessories separately.

Electronics Apple reinvents home audio with the HomePod
Author: 0 Apple reinvents home audio with the HomePod

This isn't Apple's first attempt to enter the home audio market. A recent survey by the Coalition for Better Ads found auto-play video ads with sound among the ad types consumers hate the most , so this should win the browser some new fans.

Author: 0 Naidu terms Rahul's visit to Mandsaur as 'photo opportunity'

Potato farmers have had to dump their produce on the streets because of the losses they faced due to bumper crops and low prices. To a question, the SP said the postmortem report of two of the five farmers killed in the agitation has found that they were killed by bullets fired from an Insas rifle.

Author: 0 This is how smart home devices like the Apple HomePod work

Third-party devices such as Lenovo's Smart Assistant also use Amazon's Alexa assistant. New ads have just been published on YouTube, showing off how it can answer your questions and do simple tasks for you. What was perhaps most interesting was how much more powerful the HomePod sounded in relation to the dedicated speaker also in the room - a Sonos Play:3.

Author: 0 Pakistan becomes member of Shanghai Cooperation Organisation

This is published unedited from the IANS feed . During his meeting with Xi, Modi said the two sides should tap their potential in cooperation, strengthen communication and coordination in worldwide affairs, respect each other's core concerns and appropriately handle their disputes.

Author: 0 Apple Unveils HomePod to take on Amazon's Echo

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. HomePod's hardware specs make it a superior speaker, but if that's the end goal, why won't folks just pair a Sonos with an Echo Dot? The company displayed that it was continuing to bet on the tablets by unveiling an iPad upgrade.

Author: 0 8 new and exciting features of iOS 11

Snapchat allows people to send photos and short clips to as many or as few people as possible and the app's big selling point is that whatever you post is meant to be temporary. Apple Watch will have three new faces- Siri , Kaleidoscope, and Toy Story. So how does one install iOS 11 on their iPhone? Before you roll your eyes too hard, consider this: distracted driving contributes to thousands of accidents - many of them deadly - each year.

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.