• Apple hopes HomePod speaker strikes a chord with music lovers
Apple hopes HomePod speaker strikes a chord with music lovers

And while it didn't fare well against the Amazon Echo in our head-to-head battle, I like that Google Assistant is getting much smarter, and that you will soon be able to make hands-free calls. The natural comparison here is to "smart speakers" like the Amazon Echo and Google Home . If not, grabbing an Echo Dot and a Bose may be a more flexib...

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  • MLB investigating domestic violence accusation against Addison Russell
MLB investigating domestic violence accusation against Addison Russell

Reed wrote, "Hateful is cheating on your wife, mentally and physically abusing her. Melisa didn't want that out, but I'll say it". Russell didn't play in Wednesday's loss. A Cubs official told the Chicago Sun-Times that the team is looking into the matter but would have no comment at this time. As of Thursday morning there had been no public co...

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  • Stockpile Hike Leads to Plunging Oil Prices
Stockpile Hike Leads to Plunging Oil Prices

USA crude production has ranged by around 9.3 million barrels a day in the past four weeks which is probably why the government will be expecting production to reach 10 million barrels a day by next year. Despite this, Brent futures are still more than 8 percent below their level on May 25, when OPEC announced it would extend its production cut i...

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  • Trump says he feels 'completely and totally vindicated' after Comey's testimony
Trump says he feels 'completely and totally vindicated' after Comey's testimony

Some may attempt to divert attention from Comey's remarks about Trump by focusing on two issues they've repeatedly seized on: leaks and revealing the names of Americans in intelligence reports. Comey said he replied only that "he is a good guy", and said that "I did not say I would 'let this go'". "What we need to determine is not whether they di...

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  • The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing
The hottest ticket in town? The James Comey hearing

Additionally, the national security adviser's meeting with Sergey Kislyak, which the White House said led to Flynn's resignation, is a subject of investigation. "Comey said he was asked to "lift the cloud": "(Trump) said he had nothing to do with Russia, had not been involved with hookers in Russia , and had always assumed he was being recor...

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  • UK general elections: 46 million voters to choose between Theresa May, Corbyn
UK general elections: 46 million voters to choose between Theresa May, Corbyn

Regarding the former, a Conservative victory would mean continued cuts to public spending in a bid to reduce the nation's deficit; Labour says it will pump millions more into education and health care and raise income tax on the highest earners.

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  • Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Gets A New Trailer
Middle-earth: Shadow Of War Gets A New Trailer

Along with looking at new allies and enemies, the trailer highlights the encounters Talion will have with Sauron. For those that don't know: Middle-earth: Shadow of War is set between the events of The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings . Middle-earth: Shadow of War ($59 on Amazon) will be available for Xbox One, Project Scorpio, Windows 10 PC (...

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  • Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store
Nordstrom family considering buyout of department store

Nordstrom Inc. says Thursday that the group also includes President of Stores James Nordstrom and Chairman Emeritus Bruce Nordstrom . The move comes at a time when retailers generally are struggling to cope with consumers' growing penchant for shopping online.

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  • After Apple, Samsung is preparing on Bixby smart speaker
After Apple, Samsung is preparing on Bixby smart speaker

Then in October 2016, Google unveiled its smart speaker , the Home. He mentioned wireless speaker systems such as Sonos that "sound good but are not smart" and "other smart speakers" (presumably a reference to Amazon Echo and Google Home ) that "don't sound great".

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  • Atlus Announces A Trio Of 3DS RPGs For North America
Atlus Announces A Trio Of 3DS RPGs For North America

Etrian Odyssey will release in Fall 2017, while Radiant Historia and Strange Journey are both listed for an Early 2018 release. Will you be grabbing copies of these awesome ports and sequels for the Nintendo 3DS? Originally released on Nintendo DS in 2011, Radiant Historia is making its way to 3DS in expanded Perfect Chronologyform.

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  • Is Apple's New HomePod Speaker Everything You Want It to Be?
Is Apple's New HomePod Speaker Everything You Want It to Be?

The speaker is similar to cheaper devices from Amazon and Google. "There is so much momentum building around these speakers that it would be hard for Apple not to come out with one ", said industry analyst Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy.

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  • Not hurt by comparison with General Dyer, says Army chief
Not hurt by comparison with General Dyer, says Army chief

See, I am an Army officer. It may be recalled that some time back in Kashmir, Major Leetul Gogoi had tied up a stone pelter in front of the jeep in order to dissuade other stone pelters from throwing stones at them. In his write-up, the scholar had cited General Dyer's testimony before the Hunter Commission and compared it with Army Chief Bipin Ra...

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  • IOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again
IOS 11 means you never have to remember app passwords again

Thus, the feature saves you from receiving multiple yet same notifications that I find irritating at times. The new iPad Pro has a A10X Fusion chip with a six-core CPU, which enhances the performance and the efficiency of the tablet. At least 46 states prohibit texting while driving - and 14 states ban the use of handheld devices - but publ...

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  • Amazon Discontinues its Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan for Drive
Amazon Discontinues its Unlimited Cloud Storage Plan for Drive

If you are a Prime member or own a Kindle Fire, then Amazon provides free and unlimited photo storage. Amazon.com, Inc. ( NASDAQ:AMZN ) no longer offers unlimited storage for its popular Amazon Drive cloud storage service, joining a growing number of similar services in nixing the not-too-popular option.

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  • Brits say terror, European Union exit are keys to election today
Brits say terror, European Union exit are keys to election today

Mr Corbyn told the Islington rally that the best way of honouring the victims of the two terror attacks during the election campaign would be for people exercise their democratic rights. The election is May's first since taking office after Britons voted by 52% to leave the European Union , plunging their country into an uncertain future.

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  • Pre-Ordering the iPad Pro? Best Buy Has the Best Deal
Pre-Ordering the iPad Pro? Best Buy Has the Best Deal

Apple knows the iPad is the best available tablet by a country mile, so it's not surprise it's chose to stick with the design conventions which has made it so popular. The company unveiled iOS 11 at WWDC earlier this week, and now that some developers who are at the conference have gotten a chance to try out the beta , a variety of tidbits ...

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  • Project Scorpio Dev Kit Video Talks Enabling Devs
Project Scorpio Dev Kit Video Talks Enabling Devs

Even more radically, the 10 could be intended as binary, making this the Xbox 2 in decimal. Developers always need more performance headroom than what ends up shipping in the final console. So this is all to say that when you tune into Microsoft's E3 press conference this coming Sunday don't expect to see any headsets. Meanwhile, other co...

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  • Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final
Nadal into 10th French Open semi-final

Nadal hasn't lost in a grand slam semifinal since the 2009 US Open. He had only won one set in all their five previous meetings and lost easily to Djokovic here in the last four 12 months ago. He wasted two set points in the opener. The world No. 7 was simply magnificent as he downed the Serb 7-6 (7-5) 6-3 6-0 on Suzanne-Lenglen but now faces a...

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  • Rain stops quarter-finals
Rain stops quarter-finals

The other semifinal will featured world No. 1 Andy Murray and 2015 French Open victor Stan Wawrinka . When quizzed if he could put his feet up for a while, the former world No.1 said: "Trust me, I'm thinking about many things, especially in the last couple months".

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  • Trump Offers to Mediate Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis
Trump Offers to Mediate Qatar's Diplomatic Crisis

He tweets: "Perhaps this will be the beginning of the end to the horror of terrorism!" Saudi Arabia and its Gulf allies may have felt emboldened to move against Qatar by Trump´s visit last month to Riyadh , which saw the president clearly align U.S.

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