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Apple Unveils Wireless Speaker HomePod
- June 09, 2017

This speaker will run Cortana by default, thus marking Microsoft's entry into the fray. Nevertheless, the HomePod is significantly more expensive than its biggest competitors, Amazon .com, Inc. Amazon has been building up a library of thousands of skills for a few years now, and Alexa gets better and more useful every single day. Limp also says that Amazon also saw the emergence of the cloud ahead of other companies. (more...)
Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod Amazon Has a Few Things to Say About Apple's HomePod
- June 09, 2017

The unveiling of Apple's brand new smart speaker, the HomePod , has descended into farce after netizens swiftly compared it to a roll of toilet paper - among other things. Apple CEO Tim Cook had frequently talked about VR and AR in the past, giving a thumbs-up to both without revealing if, when and how Apple would enter either market. (more...)
HomePod: New Intelligent Home Speakers From Apple
- June 09, 2017

Augmented reality, artificial intelligence, smart speakers, digital assistants, convolutional neural networks, machine learning and computer vision were all mentioned in some way, shape or form during the address. The smart speaker is yet to hit consumer market but some publications got the opportunity to test the HomePod at WWDC 2017 , and here is a roundup of what they have to say about the device. (more...)
Rare Apple employees' shoes may fetch United States dollars 30k at auction Rare Apple employees' shoes may fetch United States dollars 30k at auction
- June 09, 2017

When you think of Apple , the first thing that comes to mind might not be fashion. The Apple Computer Sneakers are a size 9 1/2, with the classic Apple rainbow logo stitched on the tongue and side, and are in relatively good condition according to the photos. (more...)
Electronic Arts Promises Surprises at EA Play Event Electronic Arts Promises Surprises at EA Play Event
- June 09, 2017

According to the hosts of The Star Wars Show , the map is officially called " Assault on Theed ", and for those unaware, Theed is the capital city of Naboo. Clone Troopers will mount a desperate defense against the invading forces of the Separatist Battle Droids. The actress who voices the role of Inferno Squad Commander Iden Versio in the upcoming game showed the huge three-panel poster for " Star Wars Battlefront 2 " that was hung on the façade of the popular Figueroa Hotel located in ... (more...)
Apple's New HomePod Smart Speaker Promises to Reinvent Home Audio Apple's New HomePod Smart Speaker Promises to Reinvent Home Audio
- June 09, 2017

Shipments of intelligent home speakers surged almost 600% year-over-year to 4.2 million units in the fourth quarter, with Amazon taking about 88% share and Google 10%, according to consultant Strategy Analytics. But so far, interest has been strongest among gamers, developers and hardware makers rather than everyday users. The 21.5-inch model can now be purchased with up to 32GB, while larger sizes, such as the 27-inch, can be customized with up to 64GB. (more...)
Apple finally made it easy to share WiFi passwords
- June 09, 2017

Read on for our run-down of the new features, and find out how you might be affected. The feature in iOS 11 is called Offload Unused Apps. It's not cheap but it is still about $1000 less than the new version of the MacBook Pro laptop. (more...)
Research Report For Gilead Sciences Inc. (GILD)
- June 09, 2017

The company's Market capitalization reached to $83.10 billion, $1.31 billion outstanding shares. AMP Capital Investors Ltd now owns 830,692 shares of the biopharmaceutical company's stock worth $64,676,000 after buying an additional 43,819 shares during the last quarter. (more...)
AMD's new Radeon Pro 500 series powers new MacBook Pro
- June 09, 2017

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 . With an all-flash architecture and all-new thermal design, iMac Pro delivers up to 80 percent more cooling capacity in the same thin and seamless iMac® design. (more...)
Apple's HomePod "reinventing" listening to music at home
- June 09, 2017

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. The Echo , released in 2015, and Google Home , released past year, were the first entrants in a promising market. The list of tasks you can do with just voice is growing across all of these devices. (more...)
The Apple show highlights: Siri, speakers and software
- June 09, 2017

Apple believes that its latest entrant into the smart speaker space has the potential to shake up the market in just the way the company had done with its iPods back in the 2000s. As with most of its products, Apple is coming in at the premium end of the category. Yep, similarly to Apple Music and News the App Store is going big on curation so that it'll be easier than ever to find apps that you'll use a couple of times. (more...)
Pitt releases Johnson to play at UNC as graduate transfer Pitt releases Johnson to play at UNC as graduate transfer
- June 09, 2017

The 6-foot-8 forward should be an immediate contributor for Roy Williams' Tar Heels, who are fresh off of a national championship win and now looking to replace a number of standout players from last year's squad. Johnson is capable scorer, who averaged 11.9 points per game, and shot 41.7 percent on three-pointers. He'll help the Tar Heels replace Justin Jackson , last season's ACC player of the year who has entered the NBA Draft . (more...)
Campaigners welcome new 'do not disturb' iPhone feature
- June 09, 2017

The storage capacities have changed though, with the iPad Pro 10.5 available in 64GB, 256GB and 512GB options, none of which offer microSD as is the case with all Apple devices. "We should not lose sight of the fact that drivers using the iPhone are involved in thousands of crashes", Feldman told the Huffington Post. Most states ban cellphone use by new drivers, but only 14 have rules against all drivers using hand-held devices. (more...)
Penguins shutout Predators to regain lead in Stanley Cup Final
- June 09, 2017

Ron Hainsey has made it 6-0 Penguins over the Predators late in the second period of Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final . He just has the ability to make plays around him better. But this night ultimately belonged to Crosby, who appeared driven to make something happen every time he touched the puck. The exchange ended with both players heading to the dressing room with minor penalties. (more...)
Apple iOS 11: What Did You Miss?
- June 09, 2017

This feature has already gained attention for being able to capture Snapchat posts without the user being notified. The feature, called "Offloading" by Apple , was first spotted by Cydia Geeks . The new OS gives iPads a redesigned dock at the bottom of the screen that acts more like the dock on an iMac. As soon as we get some more information on the exact release date of iOS 11 for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch, we will let you guys know. (more...)
Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod Here's What an Amazon Exec Says About Apple's HomePod
- June 09, 2017

What's far more debatable is how much the average consumer values high-fidelity audio, and how much they're willing to pay for it. Apple said that comparable systems comprised of high-fidelity Wi-Fi speakers paired with a smart virtual assistant can cost anywhere from $400 to $700, which it used to justify the $350 price tag. (more...)
Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer Apple is finally turning the iPad into a computer
- June 09, 2017

Developers can submit info to the team on Apple's dev site here . The document released at the WWDC, first spotted by Engadget says that "Your apps can read tags to give users more information about the physical environment and the real world objects in it". (more...)
Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President Top Intelligence Officials Mum on Interactions With President
- June 09, 2017

That was what today's testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee boiled down to when the nation's top intelligence officials were asked repeatedly if President Trump had asked them to push back against the FBI's investigation of the Trump Campaign. (more...)
The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet The Best iOS 11 Features You Probably Haven't Heard of Yet
- June 09, 2017

Naturally, tags will show up in the search bar, but you can tap on one to show all files tagged with it. The new App Store will feature a separate tab for games, how-to content and a "Today" tab of all notable new releases. iOS 11 is no different. There are some new bug fixes in this update as well, which is good news for people who use this app on their iOS device but have noticed some issues with the previous versions. (more...)
Apple puts Siri helper at center of home-tech empire
- June 09, 2017

But that's not what makes smart speakers like HomePod so compelling, is it? Apple raised the curtain on HomePod , its upcoming smart speaker, during Monday's keynote presentation at its Worldwide Developers Conference . Come for the nice speakers, stay for the home assistant . Google recently launched Google Assistant for iPhone, which we put head-to-head with Siri . (more...)

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