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Siri in a speaker, and more from Apple

Siri in a speaker, and more from Apple

For starters, the HomePod - just like the rivals it's aiming for - has one sole goal: to make life easier while you're comfy at home (probably transforming you more into a couch potato, for those who already are). The HomePod is a distillation of Apple's approach to technology, seen in everything from iOS to Siri . This means only one thing: we will have to wait to find out what Siri can do in its new home.


How to transfer money using Google Assistant

How to transfer money using Google Assistant

It can also be used as an interface to process images, for example by connecting a phone to a wifi network by taking a picture of a router's password. The command has to go something like, "OK Google, ask Geneva Home to preheat the oven to 350 degrees". Google is now working in Australia to bring in integrations for local content for the Google Home launch.


Islamic State kills two Chinese teachers in Quetta

Islamic State kills two Chinese teachers in Quetta

China said it was working to verify the claim. China early Friday expressed grave concern over the killings of the two Chinese nationals. There had been no claims of responsibility until Thursday, when the Syria-based terrorist group's global media outlet, the Amaq News Agency , announced the executions.


Rumor Claims Apple's MacBook Air Line Is Dead

Rumor Claims Apple's MacBook Air Line Is Dead

The new iMac Pro starts with an 8-core Intel Xeon processor, but can be configured with an 18-core processor variant, as well as up to 128GB of EEC RAM, 4TB of SSD storage and Radeon Vega discrete graphics cards with up to 16GB of memory.



Sri Lanka stuns India by 7 wickets to upend Champions Trophy

Gunaratne came in to spank a pair of sixes, putting Sri Lanka on the brink, and Mathews saw them over the finish line to complete their joint highest ever ODI run chase. The Indian captain said they didn't take the Sri Lankans lightly. Reaching his half-century in 58 balls was nearly pedestrian by India's standards, so Sharma stepped on the gas with another huge six to the delight of the vociferous Indians who made up the bulk of the large crowd.


Microsoft acquires security firm Hexadite

Microsoft acquires security firm Hexadite

They are now planning to expand promote Windows Defender over third party security programs; Redmond outfit has already acquired Hexadite , a software security firm with researchers in Israel and headquarters in Boston. Microsoft said the acquisition will build on the work it is already doing with Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP ) to help commercial Windows 10 customers detect, investigate and respond to high-profile security issues including zero-day attacks and ransomware.