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Twitter's Apple HomePod verdict: 'It looks like a roll of toilet paper'

It is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri . "The fact that Apple is claiming to marry really great and smart audio with a smart assistant and cloud music service makes this device unique in the market". Read More »

Saudi FM: Qatar Must Stop Funding Hamas, Muslim Brotherhood

In the past, when Hamas has felt backed into a corner, it has led to conflict. Soon Israel's power supply to Gaza will be reduced and in certain places within the Gaza Strip, there will only be three hours of electricity. The amount of electricity flowing to Gaza is likely to slow to a trickle, after the Palestinian Authority informed both Israel and Hamas that it would no longer pay Gaza's electricity bill at all, or would at least cut payments dramatically. Read More »

Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop


The iOS 11 update for the firm's phones and tablets was announced on Tuesday at its developer conference and includes an automatic feature to silence phones when the user is driving. "We're pleased that at last millions of drivers that use an Apple iPhone are about to be able to put an end to intrusive notifications while they're behind the wheel". Read More »

Apple unveils HomePod smart speaker


As far as availability of Apple HomePod is concerned, it will be available in December starting with regions like the U.S, the United Kingdom and Australia. Siri can also be used manage smart devices on a home network, such as heating and lighting. Do you know, this is the first time Apple has announced a hardware component, at this event. Read More »

Farmers condemn Mandsaur firing; warn of nationwide stir


Police moved in to stop Gandhi as he defied elaborate security arrangements and tried to force his way into the state from Naya Gaon in Neemuch, about 400 km from the state capital Bhopal. "But they can't give right rates to the farmers, they cannot give compensation, or bonus, they can give only bullets to the farmers", he said. "They did not give any reason, just arrested me". Read More »

3 militants gunned down, jawan martyred as Army foils infiltration bid


Security forces had recovered map sheets and other war like stores, three AK-47, one pistol and three Global Positioning System from the dead intruders. "Search operation is still on". They said that an unidentified militant has been killed in the ongoing operation however there was no official confirmation. Read More »

IMac Pro Is Apple's New Super-Powered Workhorse


But that's going to change with the iMac Pro , which was announced at WWDC this week and launches in December. The 21.5-inch model now can be configured up to 32GB of RAM, while the 27-inch goes up to 64GB, twice what had previously been offered. Read More »

Sri Lanka stun India to blow Group B wide open

Sri Lanka needed 126 runs off the final 17 overs and Kusal Perera (47 retired hurt) and Angelo Mathews (52 not out) ensured there was no pressure on the Lankan batsmen scoring odd boundaries and also bringing the 50-run stand off just 42 deliveries. Read More »

Microsoft Acquires US-Israeli Cyber Security Firm Hexadite


In a blog post announcing the acquisition, Hexadite Vice President of Marketing Nathan Burke said Microsoft's purchase of the company is "validation of all the team has done to create something truly awesome in the market". Hexadite will allow Microsoft to add new tools and services to its enterprise security offerings, said Terry Myerson, executive VP of Windows and Devices Group at Microsoft. Read More »

Payday 2 is giving away 5 million free copies on Steam


The game is now available for free on Steam, at least until the first 5 million copies have been claimed. Payday 2 is nearly four years old, and the folks at Overkill have made the core game free for a limited time. It's a well-crafted team-based FPS and being able to have it for free is outstanding. And if you're wondering why you should get the game now instead of just waiting for the final release, Overkill has plans for that, too. Read More »

Android O Developer Preview 3 Live, Factory Images Available


Firmware update for Google Pixel "fly" is literally in August of this year - then the world and learns the meaning of the letter "O" in the name of the OSes. However, that Nexus and Pixel Smartphone should run on Android 5.0 or later version in order to be eligible for this. It is always evident that the release dates of updates can change any time. Read More »

Royals try to halt Houston streak


The team is now playing without its projected 1-3-4-5 starters, with Dallas Keuchel , Collin McHugh , Charlie Morton , and Joe Musgrove on the DL (Musgrove may return this week). There was already one down in the inning when Altuve bunted and unless you're a pitcher in the National League, it's rare to sacrifice bunt with one out, Altuve had not laid a sac bunt down all year and only one team in the AL bunts less than Houston. Read More »

The End is Nigh coming to PC next month


It's a future, according to the description, filled with pain and suffering as well as one rife with stress . The player's job is to help him literally make a friend out of all the parts and pieces of people he finds. It's also worth noting that the game cartridges you pick up come packed with playable mini-games, which have their own achievements. Additionally, there will be many extras and endings to find in the game. Read More »

Apple's iOS 11 update ends support for iPhone 5 and 5C


Whenever you have your phone connected to your auto via Bluetooth or cable, or even if your driving, you will not get any notifications such as text messages or any updates. And there are some things that you won't be able to see, such as the A10X chipset (featuring a hexa-core CPU) providing a 30% improvement in CPU performance, and 40% improvement in graphics performance. Read More »

Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11


The new app has 5 tabs: Today, Games, and Apps are the three new tabs for discovery in the redesign and the place where you'll find Apple's curated lists and editorial content . This has been a much needed feature by many, as the volume indicator often jarred the experience of a user, especially while watching videos. However, for iOS 11 users, the Wi-Fi sharing functionality removes this step from the process, letting you wirelessly send the password to their iPhones and iPads. Read More »

Boy, 4, dies in rare 'dry drowning' case


The boy later died at the hospital from the condition known as dry drowning . While he did not treat Baby Frankie sepcifically, he explains that dry drowning involves water, but is often incorrectly used to describe secondary drowning. Read More »

Here's Another Official Look at the OnePlus 5

Although the picture has only revealed the back side of the smartphone, still it is better than nothing. The image reads "Dual Camera. Working alongside DxO , we're confident the OnePlus 5 will be capable of capturing some of the clearest photos around". Read More »

Analysts' Activity: Ascena Retail Grp Cmn (NASDAQ:ASNA)


Ascena Retail Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASNA) has declined 70.94% since June 8, 2016 and is downtrending. However, the stock is trading at 1.66% versus recent highs ($41.72). Carnegie Capital Asset Management Lc accumulated 0.05% or 3,914 shares. Ascena Retail Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:ASNA) had an increase of 7.92% in short interest. Read More »

Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google


And Apple Watch is bringing Siri front and center. The current version is just Sierra. If the speculation pans out, the speaker would be Apple's first new product since its smartwatch in 2015. Apple is introducing a 10.5-inch iPad Pro in an attempt to revive interest in its once hot-selling line of tablets. Yet it isn't as bulky as the 12.9-inch model. Read More »

IOS 11 brings NFC smarts to more apps


Apple cut the monthly price of its 2TB iCloud storage plan to $9.99, down from $19.99. Each one will have a strong focus on usability, a move in line with Apple's push towards creating a better user experience. This should presumably side-step one of the major roadblocks to getting WiFi Sense adoption. iOS 11 will also be used on more iPhones and iPads than there are Windows phones, so this feature will probably tragically get more mobile traction that it did when it first debuted. Read More »

WWDC 2017: Apple unveils iOS 11, updates to watchOS


A few hardware announcements too can not be ruled out as well. Ahead of Apple's annual developer conference, there is always a hotbed of fevered speculation about what the world's most valuable company will announce . In fact, key elements of the app are also believed to be integrated into macOS 10.13. The Pool Swim workout gains the ability to automatically break up laps between rests at the edge of the pool, and a new "High Intensity Interval Training" workout has been added. Read More »

Socceroos vs Saudi Arabia

The home side also felt aggrieved when winger Mathew Leckie went down in the area in the 70th minute after a heavy challenge from Salman Al Faraj, but Uzbek referee Ravshan Irmatov was unmoved. It surely has to be the most crucial match since the Asian Cup final of January 2015. Saudi Arabia are looking to make their first World Cup finals since 2006 having missed out on the last two editions, while the Socceroos will be out to make it four in a row after making just one across the ... Read More »

Nintendo World park may get Mario Kart, Donkey Kong ride


These links leave Siliconera. If the theme park lets us jump, stomp and platform through super-sized Mario levels in real life, sign us all the way up. " Universal Studios Japan will disseminate the charm of "Nintendo", a wonderful entertainment brand that Japan is proud of, not only to Japan but to the world". Read More »

Apple iPhone 6 16GB variant is now…


Buyers will have little choice, though, on the colour front as only the Space Grey colour variant is available under the Father's Day Offer. You can get the phone for even less, Rs 15,000 less to be specific, if you buy it under Flipkart's exchange policy. Read More »

Apple WWDC 2017: iOS 11's upcoming Files app spotted ahead of keynote


New features coming to iPhones and iPads, meanwhile, include marginal improvements such as syncing messages to Apple servers in the cloud, saving storage space on phones and tablets. You can start using the speaker by saying the wake phrase "Hey Siri " and then ask it to do things, such as play music. Some Apple watchers say HomePod's comparisons with the Amazon Echo are unfair. Read More »

Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

The new HomePod sounds great. What I did not get to do was talk to Siri! HomePod is compatible with iPhone 5s and later, running iOS 11 . Apple is really pushing the music angle with claims like HomePod will "reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes ". Read More »

IPhone to add new feature that will stop texting while driving

The patent was granted in 2014. Phones connected to cars with Bluetooth capabilities, or through a cable, will withold any notifications from texts or news updates while the auto is in motion, CNN Money reported. "When you are driving you don't need to be responding to these kind of messages", he said as the mammoth screen at the San Jose Convention Center showed alerts for Tinder and games coming onto a phone. Read More »

Amazon pulls snouts from all-you-can-eat cloud storage buffet


The Amazon Drive FAQ received an update to reflect the fact Amazon is no longer offering unlimited storage plans. But starting today, Amazon will ask people signing up for Amazon Drive will be able to select between two different storage tiers, i.e 100 GB for $11.99 per year and 1 TB for $59.99 per year - with a limit of up to 30 TB. Read More »

Market wary of big sterling swings as Britain votes

Pollsters differ over the extent of the narrowing in the lead. 1- "If the Conservatives win with a comfortable majority of 50 seats or more, there is scope for GBP to pop higher on the result and we would look to sell GBP on such a pop , given our longer-term concerns over Brexit talks and the future for the United Kingdom economy". Read More »