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Samsung patent sparks smart speaker rumors

That would presumably be the same platform that Samsung would use in a proprietary smart speaker. A new report claims that Samsung is working on a smart speaker that would directly compete with Google Home and Amazon's Echo devices. At the time, Samsung Hello was thought to be Bixby's real name or one of its main fetaures. Samsung is planning to enhance Bixby's ability by making it learn users' routine and habits.

Trump's legal team to file complaint on Comey

Mr Comey testified under oath. Leading up to the hearing , there was a question of whether Trump would invoke executive privilege , which allows presidents to essentially block parts of investigations. TRUMP: Well, I didn't say that. Thursday's hearing brought Washington and other parts of the country to a standstill as Americans sat glued to their screens.

Payday 2 Free On Steam For A Limited Time

Now, the company is offering the base game for free, this time for real. Overkill Software has made Payday 2 temporarily free a few times in the past-trial weekends, a free week , that sort of thing. " PAYDAY 2 is an action-packed, four-player co-op shooter that once again lets gamers don the masks of the original PAYDAY crew - Dallas, Hoxton, Wolf and Chains - as they descend on Washington DC for an epic crime spree".

Apple puts Siri helper at center of home-tech empire

Amazon's Alexa smart assistant, which powers Echo , has also seen some major growth in the previous year , and it has found its way into other devices and systems , as well as Ford Sync. To show the tools off, Apple invited Wingnut AR, the company formed by "Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson, on stage. A new Watch OS was also previewed, with new features and advancements mostly in the Watch, Fitness and Activity areas.

1dead in Atlanta church bus crash

The Justice Department says it won't prosecute two Veterans Affairs Department executives after lawmakers accused them of misleading Congress about massive cost overruns at a Colorado VA hospital. "So, I know He's going to do incredible things'". Firetrucks and ambulances swarmed the intersection of Camp Creek Parkway at Mark Road near Atlanta's airport just after 4 p.m.

Repo Man Shoots, Kills Man, While Repossessing Car, Dog Dies in Crossfire

Friday, not realizing a woman was inside, Philadelphia Police said . Police tell Action News the worker, commonly known as a repo man, was in the process of repossessing a Toyota minivan. That's when police say 24 bullets flew in broad daylight. The victim, who has not yet been identified, was rushed to Jefferson University Hospital and pronounced dead around 10:50 a.m.

Dragon Ball Fighters announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Although it appears to be 2D animation on the surface, it is expected to have a broader range of expression, with Arc System Works utilizing a method that shifts camera angels and incorporates a lot of stylistic production choices not available in 2D alone.

Incredible iOS 11 Video Shows Stunning AR Demo

The TouchID on the iPhone X also seems to be merged in the OLED display itself and the report claims that it, "will feature Touch ID technology built into the front-facing glass". "This will make them more comfortable using your app because they will have better control over their data", Kontaxis explained. You can easily restore the unused apps by clicking on the greyed out icon, should you wish.

Should PayPal Be Worried About Apple's Peer-to-Peer Payment Service?

Soon, you'll be able to send fellow Apple users money through an app that's integrated into iMessage, the default messaging app on Apple's mobile devices. As usual, Apple's biggest advantages are its ability to deeply integrate the service across its expansive portfolio of products and services combined with the sheer scale of its user base.

Federation Internationale de Football Association 18 latest news and release date

The gaming company also recently issued a statement about the game, particularly in relation to the Nintendo Switch. While the video showcased footage built with the game engine used for the PS4 version, a more detailed analysis of the credits has revealed some disappointing information about the version of the game releasing on Nintendo Switch.

Softbank to buy two robotic companies

This week, Japanese electronics and robotics giant SoftBank , the company behind the Pepper robot , announced its acquisition of two robotics companies from Google owner Alphabet . As part of the transaction, it is also acquiring Schaft , an Alphabet unit that develops biped robots. SoftBank said the deal aligns with its "vision of catalyzing the next wave of smart robotics".

Apple Reveals Homepod Device

Apple reinvented portable music with iPod and now HomePod will reinvent how we enjoy music wirelessly throughout our homes . "It automatically analyses the acoustics [in the room - ed], adjusts the sound based on the speaker's location, and steers the music in the optimal direction", Apple claims.

Reasons Why Apple Inc (AAPL)'s Homepod Will be Dead on Arrival

The A8 chip is the same that comes with AirPods . Similar to other smart platforms, users will be able to ask Cortana via the Invoke to play music, control smart-home devices (no partnerships have been announced yet) and ask general questions.

Apple's new wireless HomePod speaker "reinvents music in the home"

Apple's new product is a competitor to Google's Home and Amazon's Echo line of smart speakers , which have taken an early lead in the young product category. Apple will let people play audio in multiple rooms while Google works on introducing that feature to all speakers that have Chromecast built in.

EPS for BlackBerry Ltd (BBRY) Expected At $

The stock witnessed 17.95% gains, 64.51% gains and 47.56% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. The analysts, on average, are forecasting a $16.88 price target, but the stock is already up 38.99% from its recent lows.

Samsung to take on Amazon, Google, and Apple with Bixby-powered speaker

The latest one to introduce a voice assistant is Samsung as it came up with Bixby that is a replacement to S-Voice. Currently, it's Amazon Echo that's on top, particularly in markets like the United States where home speakers are actually becoming commonplace.

'Tekken 7' Update For PS4 To Improve Online Matchmaking

According to Bandai Namco, a patch similar to this PS4 version will be released on PC and Xbox One. Additionally, the following player information will no longer be displayed before a match: character selected, wins, rank, and title. The voice chat feature is now set to off by default. Bandai Namco promised that there will be some additional improvements to " Tekken 7 " in the coming days.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 launch in August, to feature 'Infinity Display'

Previous Samsung Galaxy Note 8 rumours suggest the device could use a 6.3-inch edge-to-edge Infinity display in 4K resolution. More interestingly, the report confirms that Samsung will be releasing the Galaxy Note 8 before Apple releases the new iPhone 8 .

IOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again

Apple made several announcements while introducing iOS 11 at WWDC 2017 earlier this week, but as you might expect, due to the large scope of changes made to the mobile platform, some didn't make the cut to the keynote. If you opt to get one from Best Buy , rather than Apple directly, there is a gift card in store. The Apple iMac Pro will be released in December.

HTC U11 6GB RAM variant will be available only in these countries

DxOMark, a website that benchmarks cameras, says it's the best camera on a smartphone now available to purchase. The U11 is HTC's top-tier phone for 2017, and could be, the best phone that the Taiwanese major has built in a very long time.

Michelle Obama to Silicon Valley: Make Room for Women in Tech

Obama is proud of herself for not falling during her time as first lady. "Women are in charge of everything, we do everything, we are in charge of everything in the household", she said with vigor. Who are you marketing to? First up is an intelligent Siri watch face that uses machine learning to automatically display information that it thinks is most relevant to you.

XPO Logistics Inc (XPO) PT Raised to $60.00 at Morgan Stanley

Nicholas Company Inc, which manages about $4.93 billion and $4.48B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in K2m Group Holdings Inc. The stock had a trading volume of 1,580,685 shares. Aqr Cap Mgmt reported 39,178 shares stake. Sunbelt Inc accumulated 100 shares. Since December 7, 2016, it had 16 insider buys, and 0 insider sales for $545,333 activity.

Automatic braking to be standard on top-selling Nissans

M - Nissan will make a front collision prevention system with automatic emergency braking standard on seven of its best-selling models for 2018. US auto safety regulators said past year that 20 automakers, including Nissan, General Motors Co, Ford Motor Co, Toyota Motor Corp, Volkswagen AG, Daimler AG and Honda Motor Co, had agreed to make automatic emergency braking standard on almost all USA vehicles by 2022.

Vampyr Gets a Creepy New Cinematic Trailer Ahead of E3

Vampyr will launch this November for PC, PS4, and Xbox One . Pre-orders are available now and feature two bonus weapons and one outfit. Vampyr is now planned for a 2017 release. Jonathan Reid, who attempts to find a cure for ill citizens throughout the unforgiving London streets. You know, as vampires tend to do in most fiction.

Another bug found in Google Play, now removed

This is indeed an alarming situation and if malicious apps like these can breach the barriers of the Google Play Store , it is quite possible that there might be more of them. Then, it checks the Android version installed and overwrites existing code with malicious code with a patch. Then the Trojan will put the patched library back into the system directory.

Trump calls ex-FBI director Comey a 'leaker' after testimony

Comey said that in a March 30 phone call, Trump "described the Russian Federation investigation as "a cloud" that was impairing his ability to act on behalf of the country". When asked whether the president has "tapes" of his conversation with Comey , as Trump suggested in his tweet , Lewandowski added that he doesn't know and Comey should still be anxious.

Apple announces upgrades across all its Macs at WWDC 2017

Apple today said it is updating the iMac line with Intel's Kaby Lake processors, and will provide upgrades to displays, memory, storage, and I/O ports. For those that were waiting for the Mac Pro, you will need a little more patience as Apple has unveiled just the iMac Pro for now. 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.

Why The Apple Inc. (AAPL) HomePod Won't Hurt Amazon's Alexa

This new breed of speaker presents a tantalizing future powered by voice, where computing is not tied to a screen. "If you want to stream anything else, you can use another device and stream it to the speaker via AirPlay 2, which will arrive this fall in iOS 11", adds Mashable .

Apple introduces "Do Not Disturb" feature for drivers

Other handy features include an automatic login to new devices simply by bringing it close to a Mac or other iOS 11 devices. If there is a WiFi network in a given area and one iOS 11 device is already connected to it, this connected device can share the WiFi password with the new device easily.

Indian police shoot five dead as farming protests escalate

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. If contraband is the reason, why are the farmers protesting in other parts of the state, he argued. Talking on Mandsaur police firing, Sainath said that the BJP-NDA government works on the basis of finding a conspiracy.

Apple reinvents home audio with the HomePod

About a year after Mr. Jobs's death, Apple hired Bill Stasior, an Amazon search executive, to oversee Siri . In fact, the Echo is already spawning insane siblings, such as the Echo Look and Echo Show , to take over every room in our houses.

Green groups ask court to reverse EPA's freeze of methane rule

But the fight to protect kids and workers from this toxic pesticide isn't over. Ozone is a lung irritant that can help trigger asthma attacks in children and worsen emphysema symptoms. With this action, the EPA reversed its own proposal to ban all food crop uses of chlorpyrifos. Although the law allows for a year's extension when there is "insufficient information", that doesn't appear to be the case on ozone, said Janet McCabe, who served as EPA's acting air chief during the final years ...

Apple Takes On Amazon

Created to work with an Apple Music subscription for access to over 40 million songs, Apple claims that HomePod provides knowledge of personal music preferences and tastes and helps users discover new music. Apple vice president Phil Schiller said the Siri team at Apple had tuned the assistant into a " musicologist " that learns the tastes of listeners and gets songs from the internet cloud.

Component Makers start cranking up iPhone Production for Apple's new iPhones

An investor note from a well-known investment bank says the iPhone 8 will be delayed for one to two months because of issues in production. That said, the idea of a significantly redesigned iPhone lineup following the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is interesting.

This is how smart home devices like the Apple HomePod work

Sure, Apple has just given Siri new powers and a brand new HomePod , but it'll be a while until it beats Amazon . That leaves HomePod in a weird place. Why can't software developers do the same? Here's where the three major smart speakers stand on protecting a person's privacy, both from the government and from hackers.