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Apple delays the HomePod speaker until 2018

Apple delays the HomePod speaker until 2018

Amazon created Alexa for the Echo, and the virtual assistant has gone on to be the big breakout tech star of 2017. It's also possible-and I think more likely-Apple is having a tough time overcoming design issues. But voice control is created to work only with Apple Music, the company's $10 a month subscription service. By the end of the year, Google says it is expected to release a higher-end version of the Home speaker, the Google Home Max , which at $399 would be the most expensive of the ... Read More

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New research shows that owning a dog could save your life

New research shows that owning a dog could save your life

The team behind the Swedish study also observed a link between hunting breed ownership and heart health, which was unexpected. "A very interesting finding in our study was that dog ownership was especially prominent as a protective factor in persons living alone, which is a group reported previously to be at higher risk of cardiovascular disease and death than those living in a multi-person household", Mwenya Mubanga, an author of the study and a Ph.D. Read More

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Tesla unveils 'the quickest vehicle in the world'

Tesla unveils 'the quickest vehicle in the world'

Then Tesla announced a new roadster, which Tesla says will go from zero to 60 in 1.9 seconds, has a top speed of 250 miles per hour and has a 620-mile range. The semi truck , called Tesla Semi, can go as far as 500 miles between charges and can haul 80,000 pounds at a time. The semi, which is set to start production in 2019, is accepting pre-orders for $5,000 apiece. Read More

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Hackers 'crack' iPhone X Face ID software

Hackers 'crack' iPhone X Face ID software

At a presentation announcing iPhone X's facial recognition capabilities on September 12, almost two months before its November 3 release, Apple Senior Vice President Phil Schiller said engineering teams developed artificial intelligence to help the product distinguish between real owners and masks. Read More

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Apple to launch three iPhone X-inspired models in 2018, report claims

The iPhone 8 handsets look remarkably similar to the two-year-old iPhone 6 models, with little distinction aside from some incremental upgrades to the camera and storage size. The new TFT-LCD model will differ significantly from the OLED models in hardware and design specs (for instance, the PPI will be lower). Importantly, though, this won't really be a "backwards-looking" phone like this year's iPhone 8 and 8 Plus ; instead, the LCD phone will adopt the iPhone X's basic form factor, ... Read More

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Musical.ly Sold for $1 Billion

Musical.ly Sold for $1 Billion

As one of the fastest growing tech startups in China , Bytedance has been given valuations up to as high as $20 billion. Besides Musical.ly's passionate user base, Bytedance will get inroads into Hollywood with the acquisition: Musical.ly has deals with Viacom, NBCUniversal and Hearst Magazines Digital Media, which have developed short-form shows for the video platform. Read More

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Some Xbox One X consoles becoming unresponsive

Some Xbox One X consoles becoming unresponsive

Sarah Needleman from The Wall Street Journal tweeted about the news while posing an important question about the sales: Did Xbox One X buyers clean GameStop's massive supply, or did GameStop just not have enough consoles to sell? Auckland mum Tarls Murray was the first person in the world to get an Xbox One X when her Project Scorpio Edition was hand-delivered to her doorstep by Dan Livingstone, who in 2013 was the first person in the world to receive the original Xbox One. Read More

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Study shows sheep recognise human faces

Study shows sheep recognise human faces

A new study shows that sheep have the ability to recognize human faces from photographs on computer screens. Recognizing human faces is a skill you may take for granted-but you're also a human . The research isn't just a silly test, though. The scientists have been rewarded better for measuring the brain functions of sheep. Scientists aim to use the sheep as models to understand disorders of the brain, such as Huntington's disease , that develop over a long time and affect cognitive ... Read More

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Qualcomm up after rumor of Broadcom interest

Broadcom is speaking to advisers and the offer of about $70 (53.57 pounds) a share would include cash and stock, Bloomberg reported earlier, citing people familiar with the matter. Broadcom now lists Singapore and San Jose as co-headquarters. Both Broadcom and Qualcomm have pending deals that could be affected by a merger. Read More

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New Overwatch Character Moira Announced, while Reinhardt Gets an Epic Animated Short

New Overwatch Character Moira Announced, while Reinhardt Gets an Epic Animated Short

A trailer was also presented, showing off her abilities and playstyle. The new hero, Moira, will be a support hero with the ability to switch and synergize between healing and dealing damage. Overwatch director Jeff Kaplan outright joked her name should be spelled "OPAF". And her power is all in her hands: Her left hand heals allies, while the right hand does long-range damage. Read More

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Apple reports earnings after the bell

Apple reports earnings after the bell

The good news is that Apple seems to be confident that it will be able to ship plenty of iPhone X devices, or possibly make up for any delayed orders with the iPhone 8. "Price appears to be a major constraint on iPhone X demand, particularly in China", Bernstein analyst Toni Sacconaghi said in a recent report that showed three-quarters of Chinese respondents were excited by the upcoming launch, but only a quarter said they planned to buy one. Read More

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Sony's Aibo robot dog is back and smarter than ever

Sony's Aibo robot dog is back and smarter than ever

According to a statement made by Sony: "Aibo can form an emotional bond with new members of the household while providing them with love, affection and the joy of nurturing and raising a companion". Aibo , like any new puppy, will be a bit timid at first and unsure of its surroundings, but as it becomes more accustomed to the home it lives in, will gain more confidence to go searching new areas. Read More

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Google and Cisco partner on hybrid cloud platform

Poonen took to Twitter Wednesday to call the Cisco-Google partnership "clear validation of VMware Hybrid Cloud vision 1yr ago", adding, "glad to see others embrace same vision". This solution will allow customer apps to be located within on-premise environments, but it can also be expanded out onto the Google Cloud Platform . Read More

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Destiny 2 to go down for 4 hours from 5pm

Destiny 2 to go down for 4 hours from 5pm

On the third week, Bungie will add the harder Prestige mode for the Leviathan raid , and you'll be able to help other players through it with the launch of the Raid Guided Games variant. If you're wondering how the game will perform on PC, and which graphics options are the most taxing, give this Nvidia guide a go. Specifically, the "erroneous removal of raid keys" that would occur before this hot fix was caused by either creating a new character or logging into Destiny 2 with an ... Read More

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Facebook acquires TBH, an anonymous teen compliment app

The app works by allowing users to choose the school they attend, and then it prompts them with polls about their classmates with questions like "Who is most likely to be president?" or "Best person to go on a roadtrip with". On its acquisition, tbh said, "We were compelled by the ways they could help us realize tbh's vision and bring it to more people". "We're impressed by the way tbh is doing this by using polling and messaging, and with Facebook's resources, tbh can continue to expand ... Read More

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Micromax Launches Bharat-1 4G Feature Phone With BSNL At Rs 2200

Micromax Launches Bharat-1 4G Feature Phone With BSNL At Rs 2200

The 4G feature phone comes in a candy bar design with alpha numerical keypad. BSNL will offer unlimited internet access, calling and SMS, along with free roaming, for a monthly recharge of Rs 97. With the Bharat 1, both BSNL and Micromax are aiming to target India's 500 million plus population that is still aloof from the connected world. So, it is no surprise that the Bharat-1 costs only Rs 2,200. Read More

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Facebook Launches its 'Order Food' feature in the US

Facebook is partnering with different food ordering services in this effort including EatStreet, Delivery.com, DoorDash, ChowNow, Olo , Zuppler and Slice. The social network has been busy ripping features from other popular apps and services recently. Facebook has been building up a more profound association with food ordering organizations for quite a while. Read More

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A Maine-Sized Hole Has Opened up in Antarctica's Ice Blanket

A Maine-Sized Hole Has Opened up in Antarctica's Ice Blanket

Then, it disappeared for 40 years only to reappear last year. "This is hundreds of kilometers from the ice edge". "We don't really understand the long-term impacts this polynya will have", Moore told the magazine. Scientists have no idea why it's open now after being closed for four decades - or why it's bigger and longer-lasting than ever before. Meanwhile, as stated in the Earther , another team from the Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research in Kiel, Germany assumes that the ... Read More

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Tesla Is Recalling 11000 Model X SUVs Due to a Seat Issue

In the past two months, we have conducted roughly 40% of the Takata airbag recall repairs via mobile service, and customer satisfaction results for our mobile service offering are consistently above 97%. Tesla says certain cables in affected seats may not have been tightened correctly, which prevents the left seat from locking in an upright position. Read More

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Amazon's Alexa to Recognize Users' Voices

Amazon's Alexa to Recognize Users' Voices

It has been something which Amazon missed out, but it's now making it up for that with the introduction of voice recognition and additional features in Alexa. To set up a new voice profile, fire up the Alexa app on your phone, head to Settings Your voice and then recite ten phrases. Alexa will recognize their voice without you having to manually switch between profiles, or tell Alexa who you are. Read More

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Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2017 Begins Today

Overwatch's Halloween Terror 2017 Begins Today

As we remember from previous year the Junkenstein PvE mode was set in the area before the castle's gate so the changes made now must mean something. Overwatch Halloween Terror 2017 skins are what we're all keen for though and Blizzard didn't disappoint. There are also new emotes and victory poses for you completionists. Read More

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Girl has adorable reaction to learning she is going to be adopted

Girl has adorable reaction to learning she is going to be adopted

Tannah Butterfield, a sixth-grader at American Heritage School in Utah, visits the staff at the school's office every day. "It was like, screaming". Tannah was so happy she couldn't let go of Miss Jackie. "We did the right thing", she said. "We didn't all know it was going to happen like that". "She just held me tight". Since Tannah was in school at the time, Fisher asked Alexander to tell her. Read More

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Google's Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are here

They're $160 and you can pre-order them starting today. You'll also get a new launcher that better integrates quick information such as your calendar events, as well as a new search bar at the bottom of the screen for easier access. Google also developed some accessories, like its own pair of wireless earbuds, called Pixel Buds. There might be changes made on the inside. As the name suggests, the Google Home Mini will be the smaller version of the now available Google Home ... Read More

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General Motors: You're Upgrading It Now?!?!

General Motors: You're Upgrading It Now?!?!

Hamlin Cap Management Limited Liability Co holds 3.92% of its portfolio in General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) for 2.69 million shares. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, September 14 by Standpoint Research. Brown Brothers Harriman invested in 0% or 1,241 shares. The ex-dividend date was Thursday the 7th of September 2017. General Motors's payout ratio is now 26.48%. Read More

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