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Apple unveils $349 HomePod, its answer to the Amazon Echo

Apple unveils $349 HomePod, its answer to the Amazon Echo

On HomePod , Apple VP Phil Schiller said, Siri will also be able to act as a "musicologist" able to respond or learn when a person says things like "Who's the drummer in this?" or "I like this song". (Many reviewers have suggested that the current incarnation of Apple's assistant already trails competitors in key respects.) "This is the start of the AI wars", he said.


Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to keep Galaxy S8's 18:5.9 screen ratio

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to keep Galaxy S8's 18:5.9 screen ratio

The South Korean manufacturer is also reportedly working on integrating the fingerprint sensor into the screen in an attempt to address a major design flaw of the Galaxy S8. Now this bit of news will come as disappointment, given it looks like Apple has managed to figure out how to embed the fingerprint scanner under the display .



Three with Pa. ties among NASA's 12 new astronauts

Requirements include USA citizenship; degrees in science, technology, engineering or math; and at least three years of experience or 1,000 hours of piloting jets. Lt. Cmdr. Matthew Dominick , 35, is a Wheat Ridge native who found out he was named an astronaut while at sea aboard the carrier USS Reagan. On Wednesday, NASA celebrated the introduction of 12 new astronaut candidates.


ICC Champions trophy : Hasan triple strike dismantles South Africa

ICC Champions trophy : Hasan triple strike dismantles South Africa

Pakistan registered first win in the ICC Champions Trophy on D/L method after rain forced an early abandonment of the match with Pakistan 19 runs ahead of the par score. Junaid Khan will replace injured Wahab Riaz and opener Fakhar Zaman will make his ODI debut in place of Ahmed Shahzad who has been left out after making an unimpressive innings.



Egypt and Bahrain keep pressure on Qatar in Gulf crisis

The Arab countries at odds with Qatar accuse it of supporting militant groups and advancing their arch-rival Iran's agenda in the region - charges Doha calls baseless. " Doha now is completely isolated", Al Qassemi said. - Financial support for jihadists across the Middle East lies at the heart of Arab powers' row with neighbouring Qatar, UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash said on Wednesday.