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Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo: The similarities and differences, explained

It's game-time! Apple just announced its long-awaited take on a smart speaker , completing the smart speaker triumvirate along with Google and Amazon . Amazon just unveiled a version of Echo with a camera, touch-screen display and video-calling capabilities. The HomePod is arriving in December this year in white and "space grey". Read More »

Trump offers help to diffuse Gulf crisis

Qatar has denied the charges. "The tensions with other GCC countries have come at a time when the reliance on the foreign funding has increased for Qatari banks", said Nitish Bhojnagarwala, a senior analyst at Moody's in Dubai . Sheikh Mohammed said Qatar could nonetheless survive "forever", adding that it respected global agreements and would continue supplying liquefied natural gas to the UAE. Read More »

Apple's HomePod "reinventing" listening to music at home

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As my colleague Sam Byford noted , you can simply plug in any number of modern accessories like an Amazon Echo Dot , Google Chromecast Audio , or Bluetooth adapter to add modern wireless functionality to the Hi-Fi. You want to use the Hi-Fi as Steve Jobs intended: with a docked Apple device charging while playing back musical locally, controlled with a stubby plastic Apple Remote from across the room! This is a product straddling two categories, and not in a good way. Read More »

UAE Threatens Qatar with Economic Embargo

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On March 3, 2014, Saudi Arabia , Bahrain and the UAE recalled their ambassadors to Qatar and severed diplomatic ties with the country until eight months later when Qatar agreed to deport seven senior figures of Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brotherhood group. Read More »

L'Iran choqué par la réaction "répugnante" de Trump — Attentats de Téhéran

L'Iran a dénoncé jeudi comme " répugnante " la réaction de Donald Trump aux attentats meurtriers de Téhéran. Accusé par le gouvernement américain d'être le principal soutien au terrorisme, l'Iran a condamné des propos " répugnants " et a répondu que " les iraniens font face à la terreur soutenue par les clients des américains " dans une référence probable à l'Arabie Saoudite. Read More »

Sheriff: Disgruntled ex-worker killed 5, then himself

Police say 45-year-old John Robert Neumann, Jr . singled out and fatally shot the five victims in the head before killing himself at the sound of approaching sirens. He methodically sought out his victims, according to one witness who said she was told by the shooter to leave the building and escaped unharmed. In June 2014, authorities responded to Fiamma when Neumann was involved in another workplace violence incident, in which he allegedly battered another employee, Demings said. Read More »

Tweet That: #covfefe signals @realDonaldTrump is back

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Then, around 5.45pm, more than five hours after it was posted, the mysterious tweet vanished. Suddenly, social media was filled with people wondering how to pronounce the word. A search on amazon turned up many items sporting the President's puzzling word including books, music, and covfefe mugs. During Trump's nine-day trip overseas, there was a concerted White House effort to keep wayward tweets from distracting from the presidential images, according to two people with knowledge of ... Read More »

Britain's Corbyn says his campaign 'changed politics'

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The pound lost more than 2 cents against the dollar within seconds of the announcement. "Well the mandate she's got is lost Conservative seats, lost votes, lost support and lost confidence". While the prime minister sought to capitalize on opinion polls showing that the Conservatives had a wide lead over the opposition Labour Party, that gap has narrowed in recent weeks. Read More »

Apple takes on Alexa and Google with HomePod

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Yes, it's fashionably late Apple with its much-rumoured smart speaker, the HomePod . Apple is expected to announce plans this week to make its Siri voice assistant work with a larger variety of apps, but initial changes were expected to add just a small number of capabilities. Read More »

Theresa May vows 'stability' as Jeremy Corbyn urges her to resign

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Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn , who built his reputation as a left-wing activist, focused his campaign on ending the years of austerity that have followed the global financial crisis. With the smaller parties more closely aligned with Labour than with the Conservatives, the prospect of Corbyn becoming prime minister no longer seems fanciful. Read More »

North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile — S.Korea Military

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According to the BBC , observers have said that The Scud test, which prompted Japan to lodge a protest, indicates the North is making progress towards missiles capable of carrying warheads. North Korea already has an arsenal of reliable short-range missiles. North Korea has fired a ballistic missile toward the East Sea. The missile flies about 500 kilometers (310 miles) before falling into the ocean. Read More »

Apple's new 10.5-inch iPad Pro replaces the 9.7-inch Pro

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The new 10.5-inch iPad Pro display comes with a resolution of 2224×1688 pixels at 264 ppi. APPLE has revealed a host of new products at WWDC 2017 and here's everything you need to know . Apple has confirmed to MobileSyrup that the 10.5-inch iPad Pro officially replaces the 9.7-inch iPad Pro . This is a welcome improvement from the current incarnation of iOS where users have to select individual conversations, check for attachments or images, and then delete them. Read More »

Apple updates MacBooks with processor and SSD improvements

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But thats coming later, lets start with the new iMacs and also cover the MacBook refresh. Incidentally, the whole lineup of 2017 iMacs would start shipping starting today. Check the Apple website for ship dates, since the laptops may not be available immediately. The design is dated . That doesn't mean, however, that the new MacBook should be taken lightly. Read More »

Iran : le bilan du double attentat de Téhéran revu à la hausse

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Les six assaillants sont morts et cinq personnes ont été arrêtées dans les heures qui ont suivi les attentats. Le premier groupe qui a attaqué le mausolée "était composé de deux personnes: la première s'est fait exploser dans les jardins du mausolée et la seconde a été tuée par les forces de l'ordre", a-t-il ajouté. Read More »

Looking forward to deepen India's ties with SCO : Narendra Modi

Modi, Sharif, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping were among the top leaders who attended the reception hosted by Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev . Ghani on Tuesday accused Pakistan of waging an "undeclared war of aggression" against Afghanistan as he launched a so-called Kabul Process aiming to set the stage for peace talks and clinch an global pact to end "cross-border terrorism". Read More »

'Only Boris Johnson or David Davis can be next Tory leader'

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The Foreign Secretary could be set for an unlikely takeover of the Conservative Party after Theresa May's decimation at the General Election. Former chancellor George Osborne claimed Boris Johnson, who backed out of the Conservative leadership contest which Mrs May won previous year, would have "a little smile on his face right now" after the party missed out on a majority. Read More »

General election: nightmare for Theresa May as her big gamble fails

Political deadlock could derail negotiations with the other 27 European Union countries ahead of Britain's exit from the bloc, due in March 2019, before they even begin in earnest. Mr Corbyn could attempt to form a government with the smaller parties, which strongly oppose most of Ms May's policies on domestic issues such as public spending cuts. Read More »

These Are the 5 Best Business Features Coming to macOS High Sierra

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The new operating system will be available as a developer beta from today itself. So, today, we catch a glimpse of macOS High Sierra , which is shaping up to be a pretty impressive upgrade over its predecessor, macOS Sierra . The new update features better organization, looped Live Photos , and new Memories categories. It also includes cross-device syncing for albums and features a much accurate People identification. Read More »

Royaume-Uni : début du vote pour les législatives cruciales pour le Brexit

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Si le Parti Conservateur demeure le principal parti de la Chambre des communes, il a perdu une douzaine de sièges, et l'opposition travailliste en a gagné une trentaine. Selon l'ancien leader de UKIP Nigel Farage , dans cette campagne, la première ministre a paru " peu sincère et robotique ". Elle "pourrait rapidement se trouver sous pression de démissionner en tant que leader du Parti conservateur". Read More »

Arizona State's Ewen sets new college record in the hammer

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This was only the third time she did the steeplechase, and afterward reporters wanted to know how she got so good so fast. If there is anyone who can pull off the tough daily double, it's probably Ostrander, her coach said. Other events will be preliminary women's heats that will set up the fields for Saturday's finale. But their dreams of a title defense were dashed at the first exchange when officials ruled Johnson received the baton from Brisco outside the 20-meter exchange zone. Read More »

Apple unveils 18-core, Radeon Pro Vega-powered iMac Pro

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Those pining for a highly competent workhorse can finally put down their pitchforks and eye off the latest iMac Pro. In addition, Apple is working on a completely redesigned, next-generation Mac Pro "architected for pro customers who need the highest-end, high-throughput system in a modular design, as well as a new high-end pro display". Read More »

Gatland concerned centre could cause Lions selection conundrum

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Gatland has stuck to his promise to ensure all his 41 players receive a starting berth in the first three matches, but he has also paired some key combinations to face Scott Robinson's potent Crusaders . "Does he want to add to that?" "I watched the [America's Cup] sailing this morning and they just seem to have ice cold blood in their veins under vast pressure, and that's Richie". Read More »

Consider President Trump's tweets to be 'official statements,' says Spicer

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It's not just inside-the-Beltway Republicans who are grumbling about President Trump's Twitter use. The Morning Consult/Politico poll surveyed online 1,999 registered voters from June 1 through June 2. "I think his use of social media, he now has a collective close to 110 people across different platforms, gives him an opportunity to speak straight to the American people, which has proved to be a very very effective tool", said Spicer. Read More »