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Fired FBI Director: Trump Wanted Loyalty, Drop Flynn Investigation

Comey also testified regarding his concerns his one-on-one conversations with Trump, which he said he felt the need to report in memos. The reason he memorialized everything, he thought the president would lie about it. Thursday's hearing has been set up in the public imagination as a showdown between Comey and Trump. "We are not getting to the bottom of this", said Dwight Callaway, 55. Read More »

Warriors top Cavs to come within striking distance of NBA title

LeBron James said the Cavs needed to get their young gun going early in Quicken Loans. After the Korver miss, Durant hit his monster 3-pointer with James closing for the lead, 114-113, that never evaporated. No one did that. Durant scored 14 points in the fourth quarter, including the dagger shot. Klay Thompson leads the Warriors with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. Read More »

Apple adds Amazon Prime Video to Apple TV, "Toy Story" to Watch


A survey released last month by research firm eMarketer found Echo speakers held 70.6 percent of the U.S. market, compared with 23.8 percent for Google Home and 5.6 percent for others including Lenovo, LG, Harmon Kardon and Mattel. The speaker will compete directly with Amazon's Echo and Google Home for the lucrative smart speaker market. Although the format is not exclusive to Apple , it's not yet clear how well the photos will work with non-Apple software and devices, which mostly use ... Read More »

AI plane overshoots runway, airport shut


Around 12.45 pm, as the plane landed at the runway, one of its tyre got burst with a huge bang causing panic among the passengers. The airline was operating an Airbus Classic A320 , which is due to be phased out in the next few months, according to an Air India official. Read More »

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


On the other hand, Apple didn't mention of any such productivity feature for their HomePod at the WWDC . Where Apple is really focusing on differentiating the HomePod is in pure audio quality. Since HomePod will not hit the market until December, it is unlikely to catch much of the year-end holiday shopping wave and post big sales this year, according to Blau. Read More »

Apple Announces the Most Powerful Mac Workstation Ever (Plus MacBook Updates)


Recommending the 2017 27-inch 5K iMac has some slight caveats, but it is ultimately a much more powerful system than the previous edition, and perhaps what many users really want . That should improve performance, although likely not by that much. Yet, as you can see, all of these are relatively easy fixes for the 2018 MacBook Pro . Read More »

Siri vs. Alexa vs. Google Assistant: Apple Struggling With Privacy Concerns


He'll argue that integration with FaceTime and iMessage makes it the best home communicator on the market. Like, you know, Apple's biggest demographic. Much like with Siri, Apple is just simply doing less than its competitors here. For those seeking stereo sound, or multi-room audio, Apple's new AirPay 2 will make that feasible. Read More »

Apple's iMac goes Pro in 2017 — Look out Surface


The new 15-inch models will have faster GPUs. It sports a Radeon Pro Vega GPU, which is the newest graphics card of its kind. The iMac range now starts at Rs. Featuring a new, next-generation compute core and up to 16GB of on-package high-bandwidth memory (HBM2), iMac Pro with the Vega GPU delivers up to an unbelievable 11 Teraflops of single-precision compute power for real-time 3D rendering and immersive, high frame rate VR. Read More »

Apple unveils new hardware, Siri, iMac Pro, iPhone, iPad and Watch


What does the new operating system have? The Apple Pay app is also now available as an app within the draw in Messages. However, iPhones will get a lot of new features, too. HomePod will be priced at $349 and will be available starting in December , initially in the U.S., the United Kingdom and Australia. Essentially, a dialog similar to the AirPod pairing prompt will show up on a nearby device, asking the network owner if he or she would like to send the password. Read More »

Competing realities: What James Comey said vs. what Donald Trump has said

And, like his previous hearings, he made it hard for Democrats and Republicans to extract clear victories beyond what he wanted to tell . Little wonder that Comey did not immediately apprise Sessions of the conversation. But Comey ducked him, saying "Not in those words, no". Comey spoke with the sincerity and certainty that comes when you're under oath. He uses words like awkward, uncomfortable, stunned, confused and concerning to describe his dealings with US President Donald ... Read More »

Apple HomePod: Smart Speaker With Hi-Fi Ambitions?


Apple "can't afford to yield valuable real-estate in the heart of people's homes to Amazon , Google and others", said Geoff Blaber, research analyst at CCS Insight. The speaker is spatially aware, so that it can sense its location in the room, and uses six microphones so that it can be voice-activated from anywhere in the room. Read More »

Al Jazeera is undergoing 'systematic' hacking attempts


All English- and Arabic-language channels and its websites appeared to be still functioning after the network tweeted it was "under cyber attack on all systems, websites & social media platforms". "We call on authorities in Saudi Arabia to allow journalists of all nationalities to work freely, for any news outlet, and without fear of harassment". Read More »

Apple announces India prices for new iPads, iMacs, MacBooks


The hardware is finally at a level where Apple can deliver real performance in the slim frame, and customers have expressed interest in using iMacs as professional devices. The company's newest iMacs, which were also announced at WWDC , will be able to run VR natively, and developers will be able to buy dedicated hardware for Macbooks to add some external processing power necessary to run high-end VR. Read More »

8 new and exciting features of iOS 11


Such a move has previously been hinted at by Apple , with users opening 32-bit software in iOS 10.3 being met with a message saying the app will not work with future versions of iOS. If that's not enough, the feature will also be optional for passengers, but can be disabled if they need to focus on other activities, such as DJing, providing directions and changing the radio station. Read More »

Tim Cook to personally attend inaugaral meeting of Trump's council


Is this different from breaking encryption, which the company refused to do so for the Federal Bureau of Investigation past year? Chief executive Tim Cook told Bloomberg TV: "We have been co-operating with the UK Government not only in law enforcement kind of matters but on some of the attacks". Read More »

Apple Will Market the Siri Home Pod as a Less-Creepy Alternative

Apple's HomePod won't be available until six months from now, and let's not even begin to speculate about what December availability may mean in terms of missing on the early stages of the critical holiday shopping season if Apple doesn't have this out on the market by late November. Read More »

WWDC 2017: iOS 11 features Apple didn't have time to announce


But a new feature is not going to be an application, it's going to automatically come on everyone's iPhones with the next update. When iOS 11 comes to iPhones (and iPads) this fall, the new operating system will include a "Do Not Disturb While Driving" mode users can turn on. Read More »

Features of iOS 11 that makes your iPad feel like a Mac


But you can access VIP contacts while emergency. You cannot only turn a live photo into a video loop but also make your photos bounce back and forth. IOS 11 bugs: Not everyone has the new Siri voice yet. It can translate in French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese. But developers, consumers and investors are most excited by the new iPhone, expected later this year. Read More »

Apple HomePod VS Amazon Echo: Which One Should You Buy

The speaker will be operated on Siri, Apple's voice technology. Apple claims that the device will "reinvent" listening to home music, however it remains to be seen whether Apple's admittedly late entry will make much of a dent in the burgeoning home Bluetooth speaker industry. Read More »

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) Could Unveil Siri Speaker on Monday


It links to your Apple Music subscription to learn your likes and dislikes, and, apparently, will be able to respond to requests as vague as "play something new", and "play something mellow". That's why it's dumpily named as a successor to the iPod, not Apple's old-but-unwise voice assistant. Apple needs to get SiriKit into the conversation and to make sure Google and Amazon don't lock down voice-assistant developers, which could definitely happen in the next six months. Read More »

10 iOS 11 Features That Will Blow Your Mind


Apple isn't just a company, it is a community. USA Today reports that when the feature is turned on, your iPhone can detect when you are driving and will automatically mute all notifications; so amid a flurry of texts, posts or tweets, your screen remains dark. Read More »

New MacBook Pro: 6 Reasons to Buy, 3 Reasons Not To


However, they will now come with twice the storage, making them more appealing from a VFM perspective. One of the major introductions was the refreshed MacBook Pro . As far as the 12.9-inch iPad Pro is concerned, Apple is apparently going to leave the prices unchanged for the two entry-level Wi-Fi only variants (Rs.65,900 for the 64GB variant and Rs.73,900 for the 128GB mode). Read More »

New Yorker among NASA's astronaut candidates

The person who had inspired her 15 years ago was now the supervisor of her class. The seven men and five women comprise the 22nd class of American spaceflight trainees since 1959. NASA astronaut Peggy Whitson looked after a student experiment today that is exploring how molds and bacteria adapt to microgravity. In order to become an astronaut , you must first decide what branch you aim. Read More »