Jun 11 2017
Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.
Siri, who hasn't always been known to get the gist, has been heavily updated by Apple to better understand context, the firm says, and in HomePod will be able to answer user queries and details about music when prompted using the voice command "Hey, Siri".
Surely not. Tim came into proceedings with a knowing confidence stating that Apple had already re-invented portable music and now it was time to reinvent wireless music throughout the home.
Apple will begin shipping the HomePod to the United States, Britain and Australia in December.
Apple's music-first sales pitch may explain why Apple is pricing this device much higher than comparable home-assistant devices from Google and Amazon, which are not advertised as high-fidelity music devices. Or you could ask Siri to give you directions, or numerous other things.
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during the developer conference previous year.
Halep advances to French Open quarterfinals
It's not like you're going to get it for free. "I stayed there until the end, even if I was a little bit upset during the match". Adding to that, in his Grand Slam career, Kevin Anderson has saved 65.6% of the break points he has faced.
Envoy Haley says US won't let the UN 'bully' Israel anymore
The president of Israel thanked Haley, and said with the backing of President Trump the discourse of Israel can finally change. Yet while there has been some improvement with the UN's obsession with targeting Israel, "we have a long way to go", he added.
United States report warns of China military development overseas
That region accounted for $9 billion of the more than $20 billion in Chinese arms exports from 2011 to 2015. The South Asian country is already a major destination for Chinese arms, the report said.
At just under 7 inches tall, HomePod can be placed nearly anywhere in the home and is available in white and space gray.
Eclipsing other news coming out of Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference, this week, the tech titan just unveiled its first smart speaker. With Siri most widely used on iPhone, Apple risked missing out on the daily, at-home tasks consumers increasingly use Echo or Home for - reminders, calendars, music.
HomePod is deemed a more expensive competitor of Echo, which was released two years ago.
WWDC 2017 holds even more significance as the year marks the 10th anniversary of the iPhone, and developers are expecting more than just tweaks to the iOS powering the device.
Apple said the HomePod will also be compatible with the company's HomeKit system for controlling smart home devices, like lighting, heating, air conditioning and home security systems. And needless to say it will also read the news and weather to you.
Tim Cook also finally followed up on years of interviews in which he said that Apple was interested in augmented reality. It is very easy to setup a HomePod as it only requires the user to hold the iPhone close to the HomePod and it is smart enough to detect it and start playing music.
Jun 11 2017
London bridge attackers tried to get a larger truck: Cops
Also in the van were 13 Molotov cocktails and two blow torches to ignite them - which could also fit the siege theory. The question remains how the men met and knew one another but police said Saturday they did not suspect a wider plot.
Jun 10 2017
White House tries to regroup, but Trump isn't helping
In a press conference on Tuesday, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Trump's tweets should be considered official statements . The Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University says it'll consider a lawsuit if Trump doesn't unblock Twitter users.
Jun 10 2017
Steve Kerr Throws Shade At Players Who Say They Could've Beaten Warriors
When I was in TV, I was doing Warriors games for years, every year they were one of the worst defensive teams in the league". He got plenty of rest ... or went to Vegas or WrestleMania.
Jun 10 2017
I would speak under oath on Comey
But a day after the closely watched hearing , Trump struck back with an early morning tweet: "Wow, Comey is a leaker". House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to brush off the conclusion as Trump being new to the White House, but Sen.
Jun 09 2017
George & Amal Clooney Picked Very Popular Names for Their Babies!
She is an incredible woman", he told Good Morning Britain . "We are over the moon", Bara told French news agency AFP . Nick added that George is more than OK with handling diaper duty! "I love their names Alexander and Ella ", she said.
Jun 09 2017
Church bus crashes in Atlanta area; 1 killed, others injured
The post says there are "several serious injuries" but did not provide further details. "He was rather shook", he said of his son. At Grady Memorial Hospital downtown, officials there said they are treating four patients in critical condition.
Jun 08 2017
Deaf singer amazes crowd, blows judges away on 'America's Got Talent'
The 29-year-old took the stage as her interpreter stood next to the judges, translating what they were saying into sign language. At the end of her performance, which received a standing ovation, Cowell lavished Harvey with praise. "It was incredible.
Jun 08 2017
8 dead as storm brings rain to drought-hit Cape Town
The storm hit the Cape Peninsula early on Wednesday morning, which some have described as the "worst storm in living memory". The victims included four people who died in a fire caused by lightning and one who was killed when a house collapsed.
Jun 07 2017
Spicer won't say whether Trump has confidence in Sessions
Trump's Twitter usage has been a cornerstone of his presidency, offering a window into his thinking, sometimes at the expense of his administration's messaging.
Jun 07 2017
Can't resist texting while driving? Apple wants to make you stop
The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro will start at $649 in the US and be available in silver, space gray, gold and rose gold colors. As you might expect from a keynote that stretched well past two hours, iOS 11 was allocated a fair amount of stage time.
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