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Microsoft may build a Cortana powered smart speaker

Microsoft may build a Cortana powered smart speaker

We reported a few weeks ago that sales of the Cortana-powered Harman Kardon Invoke were essentially zero in terms of market share, meaning Microsoft was not really competing in the smart speaker market. The development reflects that Microsoft was clearly feeling left out in the smart speakers' arena, yet despite recent setbacks, the company has not given up the market of smart speakers.


PUBG PC Patch 12 Arrives Tomorrow

PUBG PC Patch 12 Arrives Tomorrow

The most popular of the new features to be rolled out is a map selection tool, so that anyone who vehemently dislikes the Erangal map can play exclusively on Miramar , the map based loosely on a town in the Mexican desert. Pistols deal a little more damage and most sub-machine guns received a boost. Players are also getting a set of new attachments . While it suffers from some nasty recoil issues, it does boast more firepower than the SKSs and is probably something you should snap up.


Vivo X21 UD Expected to Hit Indian Shores on May 29

Vivo X21 UD Expected to Hit Indian Shores on May 29

Of course, the biggest highlight of the Vivo X21 UD is the under-display fingerprint scanner. This means you can download and install Android P Beta on the Vivo X21 the same day that it's rolling out for the Google Pixel phones. The 12MP primary rear camera has LED flash, f/1.8 aperture and secondary 5MP camera comes with f/2.4 aperture. This phone gets its juice from 3200mAh battery which has fast charging feature.


Rolls Royce Cullinan unvealed

Rolls Royce Cullinan unvealed

The Cullinan will also open up new markets for Rolls, geographically and demographically. As befitting a Rolls-Royce, motivation comes from a 6.75-litre twin-turbo V12 mill pumping out 420kW at 5000rpm and 850Nm from a low 1600rpm , which is mated to an eight-speed ZF automatic transmission .


Xiaomi smart devices to get some Google Assistant love

Xiaomi smart devices to get some Google Assistant love

This pairing up of Xiaomi smart home devices with Google Assistant will give users the opportunity to control them through a smart speaker, such as Google Home , or with the Google Assistant app. Talking of the Xiaomi smartphones, CEO Lei Jun recently said that the company is working to launch its phones in the USA soon. Presently, Xiaomi has an nearly negligible presence in the US except for accessories and fan merchandise.


Alexa Can Hear Commands You Can't, Which Hackers Could Exploit

Alexa Can Hear Commands You Can't, Which Hackers Could Exploit

In the latest development of the research, some of the UC Berkeley students determined a way to hide commands within music or spoken text recordings. And more than half of all USA households will have at least one smart speaker by then, according to Juniper Research. According to a report by NY Times , the researchers in China and the U.S.