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WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod Competes with Amazon Echo and Google Home

WWDC 2017: Apple HomePod Competes with Amazon Echo and Google Home

The company also said it is injecting more artificial intelligence into its Apple Watch , updating software to automatically surface information for users. HomePod will be made publicly available ...

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Apple is about to make it obsolete

Games now have a dedicated section, with recommendations, new releases and collections picked by Apple staff. Does iOS 11 sound like the best version yet? On top of coming in handy for getting...

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Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas

Brownback says tax hike bad long-term for Kansas

It assessed Kansas as a slow-growing state with above-average long-term liabilities. The chairman of Kansas's Democratic Party on Thursday warned Republicans against nominating Kobach as Brownba...

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Apple's official video introduction of the HomePod

The HomePod is an AI-powered speaker , powered by the same Siri voice assistant found in iPhones and iPads. It will allow users to talk to Siri , Apple's digital assistant, while at home and...

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Apple HomePod: The smart speaker battle is on

Apple HomePod: The smart speaker battle is on

Like Amazon's Echo and the Google Home speakers, users interact with the new device via voice commands. The HomePod is focused on music, with Apple stating that it "automatically analyzes the ac...

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Hyundai recalls vehicles to fix hood latches, warning lights

Hyundai recalls vehicles to fix hood latches, warning lights

National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, more than 437-thousand Santa Fes and Sante Fe SUVs manufactured between 2013 and 2017 are subject to the recall. The recall will start June 30. ...

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The new Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac

The new Radeon Pro 500 Series for iMac

The use of Intel's 6000 graphics suggests Broadwell, the fifth-generation processor technology from a couple of years ago when we think the Air was last updated, and given Apple's loose wording of the...

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Apple confirms its rumored "Siri speaker", officially named HomePod

Apple , which used WWDC to introduce macOS High Sierra, also announced it is building software encoding and hardware acceleration for HEVC/H.265 in its newest Macs. Making the most of it will require ...

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What's New From Apple

What's New From Apple

Apple has also refreshed its MacBook and MacBook Pro lines with faster Kaby Lake processors. You can also ask HomePod to control HomeKit devices and adjust the air conditioning or lights. Unl...

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The battle of the home speaker AI assistant is coming to Canada

The battle of the home speaker AI assistant is coming to Canada

The A8 chip is the same that comes with AirPods . Shoppers have been known to wait in enormous lines outside Apple stores when a new gadget goes on sale. Apple's approach to home automation ha...

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Tech Giant Apple Joins Internet of Things Bandwagon With HomePod

Apple has revealed its voice-controlled HomePod speaker , a competitor to smart home devices Amazon Echo and Google Home . Similar to Google and Amazon smart speakers , the HomePod h...

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Amazon Prime Video Coming to Apple TV Later This Year

Amazon Prime Video Coming to Apple TV Later This Year

As a home assistant, HomePod sends messages, get updates on news , sports and weather, or control smart home devices by simply asking Siri to turn on the lights, close the shades or activat...

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Siri Speaker, HomePod, Release Date: Apple Announces December Launch

Siri Speaker, HomePod, Release Date: Apple Announces December Launch

This means the Mac users can finally enjoy VR apps and games on their Apple computers. Siri can also handle advanced searches within the music library, so users can ask questions like "Hey Siri ,...

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BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts

First Allied Advisory Services Inc. increased its position in BlackBerry by 9.4% in the fourth quarter. Currently, the market capitalization of BlackBerry Limited ( BBRY ) is 5.36 Billion. BlackBerr...

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Can Apple HomePod Challenge Google Home & Amazon Echo? We Find Out!

Can Apple HomePod Challenge Google Home & Amazon Echo? We Find Out!

Meanwhile, Siri is behind Alexa in terms of smart home capabilities, so Apple is hoping that superior hardware can make up for deficiencies in software and services. Both Apple and Google ha...

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WWDC 2017: HomePod speakers, new iMacs and more unveiled

WWDC 2017: HomePod speakers, new iMacs and more unveiled

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, fetching content from the...

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Apple's 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

The result is that Siri's performance doesn't match that available from Amazon Echo or Google Home . Apple unveiled its long-awaited HomePod at its annual developers' conference taking pl...

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Can the New iPad Pro Replace My Laptop? Not Quite

Apple has no plans to make phones with lower price tag or increased storage but they are instead going to allow users to simplify the process of freeing up precious storage space. This feature is no...

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Samsung to launch Galaxy J 2017 series in Kenya soon

Samsung to launch Galaxy J 2017 series in Kenya soon

We've known that Samsung has been working on in-display fingerprint scanning tech for some time now - indeed, many were surprised the feature didn't appear on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus . The upcomi...

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Verizon Opens Preorder for New iPad Pros #49869 - 06/07/17 02:27 PM

It's unclear when Apple plans to rollout the new App Store, though it's likely the company will launch its revamped digital retail platform alongside iOS 11. With iOS 11 , users simply go to the Pr...

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Apple Announces Smart Home Audio Speaker HomePod

Apple Announces Smart Home Audio Speaker HomePod

That issue has delayed efforts to boost Siri because Apple "relinquished control of data before it could be used to gauge the impact of software tweaks", employees told the Journal. When it does sen...

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Apple Just Announced Literally the Coolest Mac Ever

Apple Just Announced Literally the Coolest Mac Ever

There's more. The MacBook line of products got thoroughly updated, and even though there's still no 32GB 15-inch MacBook Pro option - something pro users have been clamoring for - the laptops did ...

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

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

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. These devices will only keep the most recent messages in local storage. Another watch face will feature Woody, Jessie ...

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Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

Michelle Obama to Talk Empowerment at Apple Conference

Obama is proud of herself for not falling during her time as first lady. "How we need to strive to be pillars in our environment, how we need to affect around us people that are closest to us, because...

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Apple HomePod - Things to know about the Wi-Fi speakers with Siri

Apple HomePod - Things to know about the Wi-Fi speakers with Siri

Apple also laid some groundwork for augmented reality, the projection of digital features onto real-world surroundings, by giving app developers tools for incorporating AR into their products. Amazon...

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Apple intros 'HomePod' wireless speaker - announces release date and pricing

Apple intros 'HomePod' wireless speaker - announces release date and pricing

The HomePod will be priced at $349, more expensive than Amazon's $180 Echo or $50 Dot and Google's $129 Home. Some industry insiders, however, note that Apple will be under more pressure t...

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Oppo R11 Plus launched with 6-inch display, dual cameras, Android Nougat

Oppo R11 Plus launched with 6-inch display, dual cameras, Android Nougat

Both carry a dual camera setup on the back that consists of a 16MP normal camera sitting behind a bright f/1.7 lens and a 20MP telephoto (or zoom) lens with a smaller f/2.6 aperture. That's not a bad ...

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Apple's Upgrades To Location And Photo Privacy Features Are Pretty Great

While Apple typically launches new iPhones shortly after its iOS updates, this year's phones are expected to be delayed past the usual release date in September. Offload Unused Apps in iOS 11 wor...

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Hands on with Apple's first Developer Beta of iOS 11

The space-saving feature is available in a new optional setting that enables iOS 11 to automatically uninstall apps you haven't used recently. Was yesterday a good day or bad day when it comes to ...

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Apple HomePod Unveiling Could be Disastrously Premature: Advantage Amazon and Google?

The Journal said Apple keeps data for only six months while Google and Amazon continue to hold on to it, learning more and more about specific users as they continue to use the personal assista...

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