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Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

HomePod is created to work with the Apple Music subscription service and can produce rich sound while tapping into the artificial intelligence power of Siri. Expect the HomePod to ship this December, presumably just in time for last-minute Christmas buying. On Monday, Apple kicked off its Worldwide Developer Conference ( WWDC ) with the announcement that Amazon Prime Video will now be accessible on Apple TV .

Project Cars 2 has a release date and E3 2017 trailer

Capturing all the thrills of motorsport means drivers are able to competing in any auto, anytime, anywhere, off- and-online, against both in-class competitors and other classes too. Drivers can begin their motorsport career in grassroots series such as karts and race their way to the very top echelons where numerous world's most prestigious brands and cars await; they can choose to begin in any motorsport discipline; or even go straight into one particular type of motorsport, and spend one or ...

London attacks: What we know

Officers fired shots, although authorities declined to provide additional information on the reported attack. Police responding to multiple incidents near London Bridge. He estimated 100 people were on the bridge at the time, fewer than earlier in the night because it was getting late. Witnesses have reported seeing injured people on the ground on the bridge.

Putin: Syria chemical attack was provocation against Assad

He said "someone sitting on their bed who weighs 400 pounds" could have been behind the hacks. "Trump's team was more efficient during the election campaign". Allegations by US intelligence agencies that Putin became personally involved in a covert hacking campaign meant to harm Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and give an advantage to Republican nominee Donald Trump will be one of the main topics on the agenda.

Google's Go-Playing AI Just Beat the World's Strongest Human Player

Go was previously thought as being beyond the reach of algorithms due to its notorious complexity, but artificial intelligence has made major progress in self-learning. The win over Lee was hailed as a technology landmark, fuelling visions of a fearless new world of AI that cannot only drive cars and operate "smart homes", but potentially help mankind figure out some of the most complex scientific, technical, and medical problems.

Samsung's Stretchable OLED Could Be Game Changer

The stretchable OLED display is unique as it can bend in both directions, when compared to previous flexible panels that could bend in one direction only, the company said. The 5.09-inch screen can be used for a more immersive multimedia experience and VR, as it can portray real objects in-panel which are seen differently depending on where the viewer is standing.

Snapchat adds support for group Stories

A new story ring positioned at the top of Explore gives Instagram users access to all the stories happening near them. Cloned directly from Snapchat in 2016, the success story of the feature can be traced to the number of people who post update to their story or view their friends' posts.

Rebel Wilson gets emotional as she testifies in defamation trial

Following a jury empanelment on Monday morning in Melbourne, opening addresses by Wilson's lawyer and the counsel for Bauer Media are expected to start at 2.15 pm Australian time (4.15pm NZ time). THE judge needn't have anxious about the potential bias of at least one of the people cast into the jury pool for Rebel Wilson's defamation case.

Nokia's three new 'Unknown heart' phones leaked with specifications on Geekbench

The new Nokia smartphones feature Google's most recent innovation, the Google Assistant, building further on a great Android experience. Perhaps we might see it come out with the Nokia 9 in the third quarter of this year. Numerous new Nokia 9 facts are contrary to previously leaked specs. The home button can double up as a fingerprint scanner. On the other hand, the Nokia 8 is expected to have a Snapdragon 660 SoC at its heart.

Shadow Brokers Planning To Cause Extra Damage With More Zero-Day Bugs

In June, TheShadowBrokers is announcing " TheShadowBrokers Data Dump of the Month " service. The Shadow Brokers released a cache of tools, including EternalBlue, which was then used in the WannaCry ransomware. In April, the hacker collective known as the Shadow Brokers , released a trove of Windows exploits and hacking tools which they claimed to have stolen from the NSA's cyber stockpile.

Ford updates its 2016 vehicles to support Android Auto and Apple CarPlay

While the new integrations will undoubtedly be welcomed by 2016 Ford owners, they're not the real news here. Those equipped with the Sync 3 platform will begin to receive the smartphone-friendly tools via a simpl software update. This marks the first time that Ford will enable one of its updates to be applied via WiFi. Users can control Apple CarPlay through the in-vehicle display or via Siri voice control.

Labour's Clive Lewis backing alliances but denies defying Jeremy Corbyn

The Conservatives' share of voters fell a point to 48 percent, while Labour's increased a point to 28 percent, according to the poll commissioned by the Guardian newspaper. Hunt told the BBC he would "caution against politicising what is a national security issue as I'm afraid Jeremy Corbyn has been doing this morning".

Giant sea monster washes up on beach

Mysterious sightings have also been seen near New Zealand. Whatever it is, the 15 metre-long carcass is pretty disgusting and was still bleeding a day after it was found , according to local media. "I doubt that it lived in our waters". "I can confidently say that this is some kind of a dolphin". People are trying to identify a mysterious sea creature, but this time it's a long, long way from Scotland's Loch Ness.

Bromwich, Proctor axed for World Cup

Hayton said they're still investigating adding another person to their coaching staff for the Rugby League World Cup. New Zealand Rugby League has now taken the decision the pair will not be selected for the upcoming World Cup and coach Kidwell has admitted he has been shocked by the recent incident.

Nintendo Randomly Reveals New 2DS XL, Coming This Summer

It turns out that he wasn't kidding, since Nintendo just announced a new handheld console in the 3DS line: The New Nintendo 2DS XL . For one, the 2DS XL will only allow you to play 2D videos. Older titles for 3DS continued to sell , with Mario Kart 7 moving 1.97 million, Pokemon ORAS 1.9 million, Pokemon X&Y 1.41 million, and New Super Mario Bros.

Didi Chuxing seals number 1 Asian startup tag

The firm led a $100 million investment in Brazilian ride-hailing service 99 in January and opened a research lab in Silicon Valley last month dedicated to artificial intelligence and self-driving-tech related research. and an arm of Bank of Communications Co. The valuation is massive since Didi has a presence now limited to China although it is present India in an alliance with the local ride-hailing app, Ola.

BlackBerry KEYone Hits the United States and Canada Late May

Despite being the ancestral home of BlackBerry, the device will launch there later in May. TCL , the manufacturer that now owns the BlackBerry brand, then provided more details on the handset's specs and features the following month during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.

Humans in America '115000 years earlier than thought'

But more than 20 years later, the site, called Cerutti (after one of its discoverers Richard Cerutti of San Diego Natural History Museum), may be rewriting the understanding of human presence in the New World. "How did these early hominins get here?" The result: 130,700 years old, give or take 9,400 years. "As a outcome, sea levels dropped dramatically, exposing land that lies underwater today".

Call of Duty WWII Reveals First Look, Promising "Back to the Roots"

A fair amount of discussion during the live stream today revolved around the game's single player campaign and Sledgehammer's attempt to create a true-to-form World War II experience. In Call of Duty: WWII , players will take on the role of Ronald "Red" Daniels, a member of the USA 1st Infantry Division across the European theatre of World War II.

Cassini Spacecraft Heads To Saturn

The last close flyby of Titan happened at 2:08 a.m. EDT Saturday, when Cassini was 979 kilometers (608 miles) above the moon's surface. The even smaller point of light is visible to the left of the Earth in the image. Some key numbers for Cassini's Grand Finale and final plunge into Saturn. "I think it is too early to eulogize Cassini on the occasion of its death, as incineration is five months away", Jonathan Lunine, director of the Cornell Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Science ...