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Google announces digital assistant to iPhone, unveils Google Lens

Google Home was launched in the United Kingdom in March and is a rival to the Amazon Echo, which uses its own voice-based assistant, Alexa, to answer questions and help with tasks. The new abilities announced Wednesday will also enable the Home speaker to control and interact with a variety of Whirlpool and Jenn-Air appliances later this year.


Senate intel panel wants Comey to appear

Senate intel panel wants Comey to appear

The White House has denied that Trump attempted to influence the investigation. Comey had testified exactly 10 years ago in the Senate about his famous hospital-room showdown with former U.S. The White House disputed Comey's account of the February conversation concerning Flynn, but did not offer specifics. Grassley also told reporters that if there was interference, "then it seems to me Comey should have taken action on that interference".



Google to rival voice assistant Siri on iPhones

At its Google I/O 2017 conference, the Mountain View giant announced 'Android Go.' What it's about, what it does, we have the details here in one place. The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones.


Hackers have second USA weapon primed for attack, warn analysts

Hackers have second USA weapon primed for attack, warn analysts

President Donald Trump has ordered his homeland security adviser, Thomas P. Bossert, to determine what the government's response to these attacks will be, noted the Times . "You can point a lot of fingers, but I think given that this was not a zero-day vulnerability (for which no patch is available), the people hacked are to blame", said Robert Cattanach, a partner at the worldwide law firm Dorsey & Whitney and an expert on cybersecurity and data breaches.



US, EU officials meet to discuss expansion of ban on in-flight laptops

A meeting Wednesday between EU and US officials to discuss the possibility that the USA will extend a ban on laptops in aircraft cabins to European airports ended without coming to a conclusion. The spokesperson described the call as "a very constructive exchange of views" and said the European Union had invited USA officials to Brussels next week for talks "to jointly assess the potential risks and review future measures".