Nov 18 2017
Besides the Amazon Echo, other smart speakers include the Google Home series, the Microsoft Invoke, and upcoming models expected from Samsung (using Bixby) and Sony. Apple hasn't been shy about talking up HomePod's audiophile credentials, squeezing six tweeters and a long-throw woofer - each powered by its own, custom amplifier - into the squat cylindrical design. With Apple's delay, "there will now be some people who make a different choice". But the Cupertino, CA-based Apple says the device needs a little more tinkering.
Today, it conceded it will "need a little more time" before HomePod is ready for public consumption.
HomePod is only the second speaker in the history of Apple. Priced at $349, Apple is setting the bar high for the smart speaker as a higher-end sound system like Sonos.
#RWC2023 SA will most certainly bid next time, says Ramaphosa
France on Wednesday won the right to stage the 2023 tournament as voted by members of the World Rugby Council in London. Mark Alexander, president of SA Rugby, said he was "desolated" and fumed about breaches of protocol by other bidders.
Walmart's Black Friday 2017 ad is out!
Sears says most of its stores will be open from 6 p.m.to midnight on Thanksgiving, though some will be closed for the holiday. The stretched out deals have dimmed some of Black Friday's glow, but Thanksgiving is growing in popularity as a shopping day.
Woman Who Flipped Off Trump Motorcade Loses Her Job
Soon, Briskman, who had been working as a marketing specialist for a Virginia-based federal contractor, got fired from the job. Briskman told HuffPost her " blood just started to boil " when she saw Trump's motorcade. "I said 'Yeah, that's me".
"We'll start shipping in the US, UK and Australia in early 2018". Where Apple does fall short is providing a smart experience with Siri. Smart speakers from Google and Amazon let users give voice commands to play Spotify, but Apple Music does not work on the rival devices. Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017.
All that being said "early 2018" is also quite the vague target date; hopefully we won't have to wait beyond January or February.
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Nov 18 2017
Arsenal players are behind Wenger says Iwobi
The 32-year-old then contracted gangrene after the operation and revealed to Spanish newspaper Marca he could have had his foot amputated.
Nov 17 2017
Lebanese PM invited to France amid resignation crisis
Aoun added that he will decide the next steps for the Lebanese government once Hariri is back in Lebanon. Aoun's statement was carried by the state-run National News Agency.
Nov 16 2017
The doctor will know if you're not taking your meds now
The sensor, which has no battery or antenna, is activated when it gets wet from the fluids in the stomach, according to Reuters . In a historic move by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ), the first ever digital pill has been approved for use.
Nov 15 2017
DC Fires Eddie Berganza
After the 2012 WonderCon incident , Berganza reportedly apologized to DC's all-male staff for his behavior and pledged to change. And then in 2010, former DC editor Janelle Asselin organized a group of employees to file a joint complaint to HR about Berganza.
Nov 13 2017
Morocco Outclass CIV To Seal World Cup Spot, Tunisia Through
DR Congo were the only team still with a chance to catch Tunisia, but they fell short despite a late 3-1 win over Guinea. Needing just a point at home to already-eliminated Libya to assure their progression, they labored to a goalless draw.
Nov 09 2017
Bucks acquire Bledsoe from Suns for Monroe, two picks
Monroe has been restricted to just five games this season and hasn't played since October 26 because of a left calf strain. Bledsoe would join a Bucks backcourt with 2016 Rookie of the Year Malcolm Brogdon , Matthew Dellavedova and Jason Terry.
Nov 09 2017
Sheep can recognise human faces
During one set of trials, they were made to discern between their handler (whose photo they'd never seen before) and a new face. The sheep were less successful at identifying the tilted celebrities but still performed better than chance.
Nov 09 2017
Priti Patel on the brink, as new meetings with Israeli officials revealed
The PM said her decision was "right" as "further details have come to light". Had she not resigned, Patel would nearly certainly have been fired.
Nov 07 2017
Hundreds of Lidl staff getting pay rise in Northern Ireland
The increase takes the voluntary United Kingdom living wage to £3.15 more than the mandatory minimum wage for 18- to 20-year-olds. More than 3,600 employers signed up to the rates, which are higher than the statutory national living wage of £7.50 for over 25s.
Nov 06 2017
George HW Bush on Trump: 'I Don't Like Him'
The White House went on to call Bush's decision to invade Iraq, "one of the greatest foreign policy mistakes in American history". However, at the time , he thought Bush was more concerned that Clinton would win the presidency, not Trump.
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