Apple unveils 'HomePod' connected speaker at WWDC

The natural comparison here is to "smart speakers" like the Amazon Echo and Google Home . And similar to Google and Amazon smart speakers, Apple said audio information is not being recorded or sent to the Apple's cloud until the " Hey Siri " voice command has been issued.

Apple unveils its speaker

And Apple Pencil works even better with them, as there's only a 20-millisecond latency. (I mean, it better be - this thing costs $349, much more than the $180 Echo and the Google Home , which is now priced at $109.) But these assistant devices, at least in the way Amazon and Google have envisioned them, are supposed to evolve into digital nerve centers that will eventually serve as voice-activated control panels for the entire home .

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is One-Upmanship Manifested

Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series is One-Upmanship Manifested

Maximum torque is 553 pound-feet of torque, allowing the Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series to go zero-to-60 miles per hour in 2.8 seconds (0-100 km/h in 2.9 seconds). The obnoxiously long-named "Porsche Design Chronograph 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series" watch will be optionally available at Porsche dealerships for those who buy the vehicle and can be ordered to the customer's requirements at the same time they order the vehicle.

Here's how Apple could kill the Amazon Echo

Fresh from its debut at the WWDC 2017 , the Homepod is Apple's Siri powered speaker, aimed at rivaling Amazon's Echo , Google's Home , and Harman Kardon's Cortana-powered Invoke speaker. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter. The speaker's release takes advantage of improvements to Apple Music, which encourages social engagement (through updates of what friends are listening to), and employs insights ...

WatchOS 4: Top 4 new features you need to know from WWDC

WatchOS 4: Top 4 new features you need to know from WWDC

Augmented reality combines digital images with real world photography, similar to Pokemon GO. Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends , unveiling a new "smart" home speaker and device features touching on virtual reality , online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning .

Apple's tvOS 11 Coming To Public Beta Program

NFC can be used to connect to Bluetooth headphones, share contact information and has been used by Nintendo for its Amiibo accessories for years. With Apple launching iOS 11 , trust me it's going to only better Siri and help you have a better experience at enjoying life.