• With 'HomePod' speaker, Apple unveils first new product in years
With 'HomePod' speaker, Apple unveils first new product in years

Because the HomePod boasts Siri as its smart virtual assistant, it can talk about a range of topics, from sports to news to movies and more. Analysts said Apple is playing to its strength in the music industry by focusing on sound quality and its catalog of songs available on HomePod.

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  • US Labor Department rescinds Obama-era rule on 'joint employment'
US Labor Department rescinds Obama-era rule on 'joint employment'

The U.S. Labor Department on Wednesday said that it was revoking the Obama administration's standard for defining when companies are "joint employers" of contract and franchise workers, Reuters reports. The Obama-era guidance on classification poked holes in arguments put forth by gig economy companies, which classify the people working on the...

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  • Turkey debates military support for Qatar
Turkey debates military support for Qatar

The order to refrain from increasing exposure to Qatar is being applied to include treasury investments, loans, letters of credit and trade-finance facilities, the people said . The Saudis and other countries have also begun withdrawing their diplomatic staffs, and two major air carriers, the UAE-based Etihad and Emirates airlines, shut down s...

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  • Nearly 70 Dead in Al-Shabab Attack on Somalia Military Base
Nearly 70 Dead in Al-Shabab Attack on Somalia Military Base

We lost 20 soldiers and 14 of our military cars were burnt. "Al Shabaab attacked Af Urur town this morning". The attack began with a blast at the remote Af-Urur camp, roughly 100 kilometers (62 miles) west of the commercial hub of Bossaso, before the extremists overran the base and killed soldiers at close range, said Ahmed Mohamed , a senior ...

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  • Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region
Germany urges steps to defuse crisis in Gulf region

The Malaysian government is monitoring the situation between Qatar and Saudi Arabia and collecting information on whether there will be flight cancellations by Qatar Airways. Triggering the Arab world's biggest crisis in years, they accused the tiny Gulf state of harboring extremist groups and suggested Qatar supported the agenda of Riyadh's arch-r...

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  • Brookings Institute: Trump's $110 billion Saudi arms deal is
Brookings Institute: Trump's $110 billion Saudi arms deal is "fake"

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the arms sales wing of the Pentagon , calls them "intended sales". Neither company would put a specific number on new jobs being created in the United States. Also on the wish list are 150 Black Hawk helicopters. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat, comes as the Senate is set to vote Thursday on a resolution of...

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  • Tesla gives a preview of upcoming Model Y
Tesla gives a preview of upcoming Model Y

Electric car-maker Tesla has thrown in teaser images of its latest model, the Tesla Y. The compact crossover touted to be smaller than the X version is expected to be made available only by 2019-20. "It's insane hard to make cars ", Musk conceded. Or, as Musk put it at the hour-long meeting, "Tesla's like a drama magnet". The company is also sca...

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  • Apple's Unveils New HomePod Voice-controlled Speaker, Competing With Amazon's Echo
Apple's Unveils New HomePod Voice-controlled Speaker, Competing With Amazon's Echo

The HomePod will use its internal microphones to pick up voice commands and uses the same processor chip as the iPhone to pump out "spatially aware" sound, Apple said. Apple's entry into the market could change this. The new iPad starts at $649 and will start shipping next week. Siri also has a new screen in the Apple Watch which presents data and ...

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  • Super Nintendo World Officially Begins Construction, To Add A Mario Kart Attraction
Super Nintendo World Officially Begins Construction, To Add A Mario Kart Attraction

And to celebrate this unique achievement for both video games and parks entertainment industries, a " Groundbreaking Ceremony " was held on-site with Universal Creative's Mark Woodbury and Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto himself. "I am very excited to step into Super Nintendo World and experience its immersiveness". 108 thousand people * 3. Super Ni...

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  • Amazon Prime Video App Officially Heading to Apple TV Later this Year
Amazon Prime Video App Officially Heading to Apple TV Later this Year

Apple says Amazon will be making an app for its video service for the Apple TV device this year, filling one of the major gaps on Apple's streaming TV device. Within the previous year, virtual assistants have expanded significantly into the home market. In addition, the insider claimed that the production of the iPhone 8 - or iPhone X, as the...

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  • Traders Buy High Volume of Symantec Call Options (SYMC)
Traders Buy High Volume of Symantec Call Options (SYMC)

Alliancebernstein L.P. owned about 0.18% of Symantec worth $33,573,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. More interesting news about Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: " Symantec Corporation (SYMC ) Ex-Dividend Date S...

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  • Death Stranding Won't Be At E3 This Year
Death Stranding Won't Be At E3 This Year

It's possible he will discuss the current state of development during his E3 Coliseum panel with Geoff Keighley. Regardless of this news, stay tuned to GameZone to see what Hideo Kojima does have to say on June 14, as well as other gaming news during the entire event.

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  • Apple helped United Kingdom investigate terrorist attacks, says CEO Tim Cook
Apple helped United Kingdom investigate terrorist attacks, says CEO Tim Cook

May has always been an advocate of giving government more powers to gain access to data from tech companies; as Home Secretary she aimed to push through the original "Snooper's Charter" several years ago. It is likely that Apple will not heed the call by the United Kingdom government of revising the encryption standards. Cook also said that he didn...

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  • Apple announces all-new iMacs, MacBook updates
Apple announces all-new iMacs, MacBook updates

The desktop PC, available in "Space Grey", will be offered with 8-core, 10-core and 18-core Intel Xeon processors, paired with Radeon Vega graphics, up to 128GB ECC memory and four USB-C ports. iMac Pro comes with the new Radeon Pro Vega GPU, the most advanced graphics ever in a Mac . The iMac pro is in a lovely space gray finish and boasts impres...

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  • Will Apple Be The First To Make Headway Against Distracted Driving?
Will Apple Be The First To Make Headway Against Distracted Driving?

In terms of operating system, now we have macOS High sierra, iOS 11 and watchOS 4 with lot of new features to play with. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11 , is expected in September, when Apple typically releases new iPhones.

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  • New iPhone feature does away with texting while driving
New iPhone feature does away with texting while driving

The app can also check for the apps you had installed on your Android device and, if they are available in the Apple App Store , it will queue them up for download. Apple has announced a new feature for iPhones to encourage safer driving by blocking notifications. The company is hoping that people who use an Apple iPhone will be abl...

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  • Yes, You Can Record Video of Your iPhone Screen On iOS 11
Yes, You Can Record Video of Your iPhone Screen On iOS 11

Apple "Designed for pro users with the most demanding workflows", the iMac Pro is scheduled to ship in December and will retail at $4,999. So how does it work? Whenever the phone is connected to a vehicle using either Bluetooth or a cable , or if the auto is moving, the phone will withhold any notifications for things like text me...

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  • Apple iOS 11 could make MILLIONS of people's iPhone 5 totally obsolete
Apple iOS 11 could make MILLIONS of people's iPhone 5 totally obsolete

With iOS 11 , Apple has focused more on improving the background performance of Siri . In addition to iOS , macOS, watchOS , app and API updates, we got new iMacs and iPads, MacBook upgrades and the HomePod speaker ( covered here ).

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  • Day for Theresa May as Britain votes
Day for Theresa May as Britain votes

A feature of the current election has been the surge of 18 to 24 year-old voter registrations since the election was announced in April. "A hung parliament would in more normal circumstances be viewed as quite a negative for sterling", analyst Paul Meggyesi said in a note distributed to media on Tuesday and sent to clients at the end of las...

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  • Apple Pay is changing the way we handle money with iOS 11
Apple Pay is changing the way we handle money with iOS 11

Unlike those other smart speakers, Apple is positioning the HomePod primarily as a way to listen to and discover new songs and artists. It is definitely a more convenient solution than opening an external application however, like all Apple products, this service is exclusive.

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