• Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room
Apple debuts HomePod speaker to bring Siri into the living room

One was a new US$349 smart " HomePod " home speaker to 'reinvent ' home audio , which will be available in the United Kingdom and in the U.S. in December . Siri can do everything you'd expect, like setting timers and playing music, but Siri is smarter now, especially where music is concerned. Unfortunately, Siri is tied to Apple ...

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  • Apple to reveal iOS11, macOS 10.13 details during conference
Apple to reveal iOS11, macOS 10.13 details during conference

Apple's naming experts assured execs that the name is "fully baked", he said. One of the most talked-about products expected to be revealed at the event tonight is a Siri speaker . For example, the tech giant unveiled iOS 11 , which has some pretty neat features - users will now be able to "drag and drop" text and other items between apps.

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  • Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

At the event in San Jose , Northern California, not far from Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Cook said his company now has 16 million registered software developers worldwide for its consumer electronics and 3 million of them were added a year ago.

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  • WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS
WWDC 2017: Apple launches iOS 11, updates to watchOS

Metal support has been hugely optimized in these past weeks and months, and most of our custom shaders were supported out-of-the-box, while we never had Metal in mind while creating those shaders. It also maintains read-and-write compatibility with HFS drives. The new file system boasts "advanced architecture that brings a new level of security and...

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  • PSVR Sales Top 1 Million Units Worldwide
PSVR Sales Top 1 Million Units Worldwide

I count myself among those PS4 Pro owners. According to Sony exec Jim Ryan, we shouldn't expect a massive influx of classic PS2 or PS1 games on the PS4 any time soon. Layden, who leads up Sony's global game development efforts in his role as Chairman of SIE Worldwide, refused to talk about a possible Bloodborne 2 partnership with FromSof...

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  • Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11
Apple Introduces 'Do Not Disturb While Driving' Feature for iOS 11

Apple may be able to help. According to The Sun , developers can get ARKit into their hands within this year. But O'Donnell also expressed skepticism on Apple's ability to dominate this new segment. Now, as its showcasing interest in AR, Apple is working on AR features for the iPhone and a pair of AR glasses, Bloomberg News has repor...

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  • Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature
Apple Takes On Distracted Driving With New Feature

The iPad 4, released in 2012, is also excluded from the list of devices that can upgrade to the new software when it is released in the Autumn. Additionally, the cameras of the iPad Pro improved with the same sensor as the iPhone 7 on both the sides of the device.

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  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

When will iOS 11 be available? The moves announced Monday escalate Apple's technological battle of wits with Google, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. Another Safari feature will stop video from automatically playing on websites . New features coming to iPhones and iPads include messages that sync to Apple servers in the cloud.

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  • Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets
Apple to showcase new features for its gadgets

The week is marked by some highlights like the State of the Union, the Apple Design Awards or a small party at the end ( Beard Batch ). Apple WWDC 2017 is all set to start on Monday to give a glimpse of what's cooking in its iOS world.

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  • Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals
Apple's HomePod speaker pumps up the volume on tech rivals

If you're not a developer, the version iOS 11 public beta will be released next month once Apple addresses some of the bigger bugs in the developer builds. They can send money and get paid right in Messages , or tell Siri to pay someone, using the credit and debit cards they already have in Wallet. Apple Pay is on track to support 50% of r...

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  • Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer
Apple's new iOS update aims to make driving with your iPhone safer

Together with the £ 340 iPad , the new iPad Pro and the software features in iOS 11 are Apple's latest attempt to help define what the iPad can do. So we've got that going for us. If you're keen to get your hands on the new iPads, the good news is that you won't have to wait long, with Apple announcing availability for the iPad Pro mode...

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  • Apple may announce Siri smart speaker at WWDC next week
Apple may announce Siri smart speaker at WWDC next week

The speaker would likely be tucked into Apple's "Other Products" category, which now includes devices like the Apple Watch , Apple TV and AirPods. It will be a challenge to Amazon's Echo and Alphabet Inc's Google Home , providing integration with Apple's products as well as virtual surround sound technology.

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  • Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna
Kevin Durant downplays apparent 'stare down' with Rihanna

It was the third straight time the Cavaliers have lost Game 1 to the Warriors . "He can just go get a bucket", Green said. In January Korver had 11 points in 27 minutes and Williams wasn't on the team. However, he was very sarcastic when a reporter asked how well Golden State was playing and if they're undefeated playoff record (13-0) refl...

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  • Nintendo Switch Online Now Free Until 2018
Nintendo Switch Online Now Free Until 2018

This will allow subscribers to download and play games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and Balloon Fight , each of which will have all-new online functionality added. Online multiplayer will be free until the end of the year - probably because most of the features won't be ready until 2018. For the time being, online play looks like the only major dr...

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  • England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues
England and Bangladesh aim to banish batting blues

England prevailed too in Bangladesh previous year, when they had to dig deep for a 2-1 series verdict, and Mashrafe is not about to proclaim his team's victory prospects this time. Laxman believes this side has what it takes to emulate the triumphant Men in Blue of 2013. When: Thursday June 1, 2017. Somewhere around 2007, I may have still like...

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  • ARM launches Cortex A55, A75 processors, focus on deep machine learning
ARM launches Cortex A55, A75 processors, focus on deep machine learning

However, new devices incorporating the latest chip architecture are expected to arrive only around early 2018. Coming off of last year's launch of the Mali-G71 and its underlying Bifrost GPU architecture, ARM isn't doing anything quite as wild this year.

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  • Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol
Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries -Europol

Cyber security expert Dr Markus Jakobsson, chief scientist at the cyber security firm Agari, has told Sky News there is "no reason" why the hackers would not launch another attack and warned: "It's going to be another tough week". He also recommends keeping security software and operating system software up to date to keep them in-line with the lat...

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  • Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA
Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Ransomware is a type of wicked and malicious software that takes over the system of a computer. The WannaCry worm has affected more than 200,000 Windows computers around the world since Friday, disrupting auto factories, global shipper FedEx Corp and Britain's National Health Service, among others.

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  • Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft
Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based blogger who runs BleepingComputer.com, says many organizations don't install security upgrades because they're anxious about triggering bugs, or they can't afford the downtime. There is a general advisory from RBI given before this ransomware attack to do patching as required. Yet tens of thousands of computers wer...

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  • Ok Google, send $10 to Mickey for beers
Ok Google, send $10 to Mickey for beers

According to the Help description of the service , Play Protect "periodically scans your device" and will alert users if an app has been removed because it was labeled unsafe. For what, you may ask? Are you talking to me? You can follow that up with a second question asking "how many episodes is it?" The AI is able to recognise natural language...

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  • Why WannaCry Ransomware Took Down So Many Businesses
Why WannaCry Ransomware Took Down So Many Businesses

The newspaper said that the role of the U.S. security apparatus in the attack should " instil greater urgency " in China's mission to replace foreign technology with its own. Using antivirus software will at least protect you from the most basic, well-known viruses by scanning your system against the known fingerprints of these pests.

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  • Google Lens debuts at Google I/O 2017 in Mountain View, California
Google Lens debuts at Google I/O 2017 in Mountain View, California

The company is also making sure that its own apps, like Chrome and Gboard, will do the same. Google also introduced Google Play Protect - a comprehensive set of security services for Android , providing powerful new protections and greater visibility into your device security .

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  • HTC is working on a standalone Daydream VR headset
HTC is working on a standalone Daydream VR headset

The first of the new Daydream headsets will be brought out by HTC and Lenovo, with HTC already having named its new headset Vive Standalone. HTC now sells its own VR headset, the Vive, which requires a powerful computer to operate. Google I/O 207, this year's edition of the annual developer's conference arranged and managed by Google, has sprung ...

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  • Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call
Ransomware cyber-attack a wake-up call

The malware hit 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries, including banks, hospitals, factories and transport systems, freezing their computers, encrypting their files and demanding ransom through the online bitcoin payment system. WannaCry may have initially spread from the first infected machines via email attachments, security experts believ...

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  • Google Unveils Latest Tech Tricks as Computers Get Smarter
Google Unveils Latest Tech Tricks as Computers Get Smarter

Google Play Protect , unveiled at Google I/O this morning, is Google's visible doubling down on its commitment to Android security. And that could help Google's effort to make Android more appealing than Apple 's iOS mobile operating system.

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  • Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets
Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

At its Google I/O 2017 developer conference today, Google revealed numerous major new features coming in Android "O". "See the migration guide for steps and a recommended timeline". PIP is a special type of multi-window mode mostly used for video playback. Similarly, the feature will roll out to other countries in the near future.

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  • UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack
UK interior minister says health system has recovered from cyber attack

Researchers warn, however, that the malware could be quickly re-written to avoid the fixes now in place and still infect computers that have not had software patched or upgraded. "If someone kidnaps your child, you may pay your ransom but there is no guarantee your child will return". What's worse is that even though this specific flaw may have b...

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  • Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data
Global 'WannaCry' ransomware cyberattack seeks cash for data

Hong Kong-based Ivezic said that the ransomware was forcing some more "mature" clients affected by the worm to abandon their usual cautious testing of patches "to do unscheduled downtime and urgent patching, which is causing some inconvenience".

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  • ITunes coming to Windows Store
ITunes coming to Windows Store

These would include Apple Music and full support for Apple's smartphone - iPhone. Microsoft has simplified the install of Ubuntu by bringing it to the Windows Store. For a start, there's what Microsoft is referring to as "Pick Up Where You Left Off", powered by Cortana. So Apple, learn to love Android and Windows and make iMessage a truly uni...

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  • Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go
Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

All Windows Store content is certified by Microsoft to help ensure a quality experience and keep your devices safer. Now, at Microsoft, the watchword is "intelligent cloud". Another big update to the software is due in September, so plenty of discussion is expected around what that update might look like as developers and the public countdown to re...

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