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Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

Apple pushes back release of HomePod speaker to 2018

The HomePod is Apple's first attempt at the Amazon and Google-dominated smart speaker market. The speaker, which can make music suggestions and adjust home temperatures, takes aim at Amazon's Alexa feature and Echo devices. It's unclear why the product has been delayed, but it will miss the holiday rush. That will have to wait until "early" next year, though the company did not give a specific date for the eventual release. Read More

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Apple's iPhone Sales Are Up In China After iPhone 8 Launch

Apple's iPhone Sales Are Up In China After iPhone 8 Launch

A survey by Canalys found that around 11 million iPhones were shipped in the third-quarter against 8 million previous year in the same period in China . In fourth place, Xiaomi pretty much repeated its Q2 2017 result, which was up 60 percent from Q2 2016, looking at "breaking" the top three's "dominance" next quarter, "making it an even tighter battle to the top". Read More

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Amazon Wants The 'Key' To Your House

Amazon Wants The 'Key' To Your House

And, for added peace of mind, in-home delivery is backed by Amazon's Happiness Guarantee . The resident should be able to watch each delivery as it takes place in their home, theoretically preventing an opportunistic delivery person from making off with their TV and Xbox. Read More

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McDonald's Q3 Earnings Mixed, But Same-Store Sales Growth Strong

McDonald's Q3 Earnings Mixed, But Same-Store Sales Growth Strong

McDonald's shares were climbing less than 1 percent in premarket trade on the news. Credit Suisse maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, June 8 report. This represents a $4.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.47%. McDonald's Corporation's payout ratio is presently 61.54%. Pittenger & Anderson Inc acquired 3,027 shares as Mcdonalds Corp ( MCD)'s stock rose 15.92%. Read More

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WhatsApp is internally working to implement group voice calls!

WhatsApp is internally working to implement group voice calls!

Well with group video and voice calling rolled out, WhatsApp users will be able to talk to multiple friends at once. The new test version of WhatsApp will have other interesting features as well including a smaller app size. It also has a feature that will notify your friends when you change your number. With this feature, the users will be able to recall or unsend texts, images, videos, GIFs, documents, quoted messages and even status replies within a five-minute window. Read More

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Oculus announces the stand-alone Oculus Go VR headset

Oculus announces the stand-alone Oculus Go VR headset

Unveiled earlier this week, the headset is the first major hardware launch from Oculus since the company was bought by Facebook in 2014. Those who didn't have this phone couldn't experience the Facebook's virtual reality . Also, the Rift requires a high-powered PC in order to power the headset, and cables and wires that mean it are not handy enough for the users. In fact, he suggested that developers start by "sprucing up some Gear VR-level things", not bringing Rift games over. Read More

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Facebook's Sandberg favours release of Russia-linked ads

Facebook's Sandberg favours release of Russia-linked ads

She and two other Facebook executives, Erin Egan and Elliot Schrage, also met privately with Representative Jackie Speier, a California Democrat and member of the House Intelligence Committee. Sandberg said, according to Schiff, that Facebook is " determined to take whatever steps are necessary to ferret out foreign actors creating fake identities and using their platform". Read More

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Antonio Brown reportedly 'at odds' with Ben Roethlisberger over national anthem

Antonio Brown reportedly 'at odds' with Ben Roethlisberger over national anthem

That talk will be dominated by a potential on- and/or off-field rift between Roethlisberger and Antonio Brown . For the Steelers to best all of those team, better play from Roethlisberger is a must. The dynamics of the passing game have shifted unless they can rediscover them. The 3-2 team's other captain, apart from the veteran quarterback, Heyward added, "Seven's done too much not to". Read More

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Equifax says hackers stole data on 100000 Canadians

Equifax says hackers stole data on 100000 Canadians

Equifax said last week that it would likely need to contact fewer than 400,000 British consumers whose personal information may have been accessed in the breach. Equifax is already facing criticism for the long delay between the May breach and its revelation to consumers that their data had been stolen, which came four months later. Read More

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Jaitley Launches Google's Payments App For India

Jaitley Launches Google's Payments App For India "Tez"

The app lets the user pay bills, send money and receive payments directly into their bank accounts (after the app is linked to their bank account to verify ownership). The software links directly to bank accounts, so there's no hassle of topping up a virtual wallet or creating a new account. The application even has a Cash Mode that will enable instant transactions with anyone nearby without sharing personal details like a phone number or bank account. Read More

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New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850

New Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro Starts at Only $850

In Xiaomi say that the keyboard of the new laptop is 19% more area compared to the MacBook Pro . The new device was unveiled at Xiaomi's event today, but we still don't know when will it hit the store shelves. The Mi Notebook Pro is fueled by Intel's latest processor 8th Generation Core i7 and features an all new cooling system called symmetrical cooling system. Read More

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Apple iPhone 8 OLED display costs $120-$130 per unit, says analyst

Apple iPhone 8 OLED display costs $120-$130 per unit, says analyst

Evan Blass, who has a strong track record for revealing information about new smartphones before they are launched, tweeted this week about when Apple's new smartphone will be open for pre-order, and when it will go on sale. The move would make sense, as rivals Google and Samsung's flagship models no longer have physical buttons on the front. Neil Cybart of Above Abalon uploaded blueprints of the floor plan of the Steve Jobs Theater , and it provides a clearer view of what Apple ... Read More

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Astronomers catch black hole shrouded in molecular cloud

Astronomers catch black hole shrouded in molecular cloud

It's believed they could be the seeds of their more massive counterparts - merging together to form a big one. intermediate black holes might simply turn out to be their progenitors. But if there's big black holes and small black holes , there's got to be something in between, right? "It's the most promising evidence so far" for an intermediate mass black hole , says astronomer Kevin Schawinski of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich, who was not involved in the study. Read More

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Xiaomi Mobile Phones : Latest & New Mobile Phones List

Xiaomi Mobile Phones : Latest & New Mobile Phones List

It is highly anticipated that the latest device would be Mi 5X, which was recently launched in China . At the back there is a dual-camera setup a 12-megapixel wide-angle lens and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens. First released in China around a month ago, the Mi 5X shares its hardware with the Redmi Note 4 , camera specifications with the Mi 6 and looks like the Mi Max 2 . Read More

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Tainted egg products recalled from United Kingdom supermarkets

Tainted egg products recalled from United Kingdom supermarkets

The finding of Fipronil in Dutch eggs led to a national egg crisis, with millions of eggs being taken out of the supermarkets since the start of August, around 180 poultry companies being closed and millions of chickens being killed. The eggs came from farms in the Netherlands and were used as one ingredient in processed foods, such as sandwich fillings. Yesterday it emerged that Dutch authorities knew as far back as November that some eggs in the country were contaminated with the ... Read More

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Wall Street ends higher as Dow edges to latest record

Wall Street ends higher as Dow edges to latest record

US stock indexes rebounded from an early slide and were higher in midday trading. As of 9:15 a.m. local time, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average edged up 3.32 points, or 0.02 percent, from Monday to 20,059.21. Rockwell Collins, which makes communications and avionics systems, jumped 6.8 per cent on reports United Technologies is considering a bid to buy the company. Read More

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