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Apple shifts responsibility for Siri to operating system chief Apple shifts responsibility for Siri to operating system chief
- September 04, 2017

Cue's responsibilities now include overseeing Apple's content stores including the iTunes Store and Apple Music, as well as Apple Pay, Maps, Search Ads, iCloud services, and Apple's productivity and creativity apps. Samsung Electronics Co.'s Siri competitor, dubbed Bixby, offers deeper integration than the Apple offering. As senior vice president for software engineering, Federighi is responsible for operating systems used to run Apple's devices, such as macOS for laptops and iOS for iPhones ... (more...)
Locky Ransomware spreading through massive spam campaign Locky Ransomware spreading through massive spam campaign
- September 04, 2017

Locky ransomware: In the second half of 2017, a new ransomware re-emerged with new email distribution campaign namely Locky ransomware . We saw two biggest ransomware attacks in the past this year and now there is another one which is coming to government systems. (more...)
Upcoming Windows 10 PC will be powered by Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm Upcoming Windows 10 PC will be powered by Snapdragon 835: Qualcomm
- September 04, 2017

At IFA, Qualcomm has confirmed that Windows 10 PCs with Snapdragon 835 will be launched by the end of this year. In any case, while Microsoft is yet to announce the dates of the official launch, the first Windows 10 ARM PC should be coming later this year. (more...)
Apple iPhone 8 power button will activate Siri, claims iOS developer
- September 04, 2017

After Apple made a decision to do away with the physical Home button in its upcoming iPhone 8 , a developer has suggested that the Sleep or Wake button in the soon-to-be-released device may help users to activate Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant Siri. (more...)
IPhone 8/Edition may let invoke Siri with sleep/wake button
- September 04, 2017

The developer going by the name Guilherme Rambo on Twitter, has claimed that users will be able to fire Apple's digital voice-based assistant, Siri, using the power button of the iPhone 8. The Sleep/Wake/Power button already wears many different hats. There will be no home button on the handset, instead Apple will use facial recognition to unlock the handset and also for Apple Pay. (more...)
Apple iPhone X to use Sleep/Wake/Power button to "turn on" Siri
- September 04, 2017

Rambo suggests that the functionality may have been moved to the Sleep/Wake button . According to a recent report by Bloomberg , numerous home button's functions are being moved to the software bar. Rambo said that Siri will be invoked by holding the lock button. In a latest rumour, it has come up that the upcoming iPhone could be called as iPhone X (roman number for ten). (more...)
Jaguar Land Rover reveal futuristic steering wheel concept Jaguar Land Rover reveal futuristic steering wheel concept
- September 04, 2017

Jaguar Land Rover envisions a future where Sayer works as a personal mobility assistant for consumers; reminding them when they need to wake up for a morning meeting two hours from home and even determining when a auto needs to autonomously arrive at their door, or advising which parts of the journey they might enjoy driving themselves. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7+ With Dual Camera Setup, Dual WhatsApp Support Launched Samsung Galaxy J7+ With Dual Camera Setup, Dual WhatsApp Support Launched
- September 04, 2017

The smartphone comes with dual camera setup for its main camera . On the front of the device is a 16MP camera with an f/1.9 aperture and a single LED flash. The phone features 4GB of RAM and comes along with 32 GB built-in storage. The Galaxy J7 Plus is already up for pre-order in Thailand where it retails for THB 12,900, which is around $390, and comes in three color options: black, gold, and pink. (more...)
Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana to offer integration Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana to offer integration
- September 04, 2017

More interestingly, further updates to Windows 10 will also allow users to access Alexa from their Cortana-based Windows 10 PCs. Amazon's voice-powered digital assistant Alexa will now be able to activate Microsoft's own assistant Cortana , and vice versa. (more...)
PAX 2017: Final Fantasy XV Director Discusses What's Next
- September 04, 2017

Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition is something that Square Enix hasn't quite tried before. Besides the Assassin's Festival crossover event , they recently released patch 1.15 , while Episode Ignis is scheduled for release in December . (more...)
Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities Trump, Moon agree to boost South Korean missile capabilities
- September 04, 2017

That followed the test launch of two long-range ballistic missiles in July in a sharply lofted trajectory that demonstrated a potential range of 10,000 km (6,000 miles) or more that would put many parts of the USA mainland within striking distance. (more...)
When Cortana met Alexa
- September 03, 2017

This is all the magic of the new tie-up between Amazon and Microsoft . Since most people use their tablets at home, the Home Assistant Pack also serves as a charging station and a stand. According to the Microsoft press release, interoperability will be available later this year . Once that is out in the market, customers will have to chose between Microsoft and Amazon devices, or at least when it comes to smart speakers. (more...)
Google introduces its new augmented reality platform, ARCore Google introduces its new augmented reality platform, ARCore
- September 03, 2017

According to Google, the platform will be compatible with both new devices and existing flagships (for example, the Google Pixel and the Samsung Galaxy S8 with Android version 7.0 and above). This is not the first time that Google has ventured into AR. The light estimation feature gives developers a way to light virtual objects in a room or location more realistically by observing and intelligently using the ambient light in that location. (more...)
LG Reveals V30 Smartphone at IFA LG Reveals V30 Smartphone at IFA
- September 03, 2017

According to the fine print of a Twitter contest that LG is promoting, the unlocked version of the V30 has an approximate retail value (AVR) of $749.99 in the United States. In addition to customizing the shortcuts, users can also customize where the Floating Bar displays and can also disable it completely. So, it extends its virtual reality and hides the black element of the bezel.The V30's fingerprint power button has taken a position on the rear of the phone like G6 has. (more...)
VTU results Karnataka for BE and BTech courses declared at vtu VTU results Karnataka for BE and BTech courses declared at vtu
- September 03, 2017

The university offers 30 undergraduate and 71 postgraduate courses. It conducts semester examinations every year for all the courses. All the candidates are advised to be patient if the website try to misbehave, well in that cast the students will have to keep visiting the official website within fractions of time. (more...)
Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Poonch, India retaliates Pakistan violates ceasefire in J-K's Poonch, India retaliates
- September 03, 2017

The jawan, who was critically injured in the attack, succumbed subsequently. "The others are stable", said a police spokesman. Lashkar-e-Toiba has claimed responsibility for the attack. Earlier today, the Pakistan Army resorted to unprovoked firing of small and heavy arms in the Mankot sector area of Poonch along the Line Of Control. (more...)
2K Confirms Release Dates For NBA 2K18 On Nintendo Switch 2K Confirms Release Dates For NBA 2K18 On Nintendo Switch
- September 03, 2017

Experiences and ratings revolve around player actions, whether its running into Kyrie Irving while getting a shave at the barbershop, competing on the courts in The Playground, getting inked at the tattoo parlor, listening to the latest beats or showing off the latest gear to friends while strolling the block. (more...)
Novartis AG (NVS) Position Raised by GAM Holding AG
- September 03, 2017

Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in Novartis AG by 12.2% in the first quarter. Novartis AG closed its last trading session at $82.74 with the gain of 1.87%. Chardan Capital Markets initiated the shares of NVS in report on Tuesday, September 20 with "Buy" rating . The stock of Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS) earned "Neutral" rating by Goldman Sachs on Thursday, March 23. (more...)
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in new Lake Blue colour in India Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 launched in new Lake Blue colour in India
- September 03, 2017

The device comes in a new Blue Lake color which may be liked by some people, and it has front bezel part in the white color scheme which according to us doesn't look that much appealing, but it's subjective. The handset also features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication process. It sports a 13-megapixel sensor with PDAF, a 5-lens system, an f/2.2 aperture, and is backed by a LED flash. (more...)
Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Private Beta Arrives Tomorrow on Xbox One Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Private Beta Arrives Tomorrow on Xbox One
- September 03, 2017

So I spent a good deal of time playing the beta last weekend on the PS4 , and while it looks like a solid effort, I'm a bit concerned about the longevity of the retro gameplay. Infantry is the most versatile, Airborne is for those who favor stealth, Armored is for firepower, Mounted is for those who prefer long-range combat, and Expeditionary isfor those who want to roast enemies to death. (more...)
SHARP AQUOS 8K Simultaneously Launched in Four Regions Worldwide SHARP AQUOS 8K Simultaneously Launched in Four Regions Worldwide
- September 03, 2017

Sharp plans to introduce 8K-compatible cameras, broadcast receivers and other products, and Nishiyama said, "The potential application of 8K in the medical and security (such as security cameras) industries is extensive". It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, which, along with brightness and contrast being automatically set for each frame, should deliver jaw-dropping images. (more...)
Revenue Approximations Analysis: FedEx Corporation (FDX), H&R Block, Inc. (HRB)
- September 02, 2017

A number of other large investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. About shares traded. H & R Block Inc (NYSE: HRB ) has risen 27.23% since September 1, 2016 and is uptrending. The correct version of this piece of content can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/q2-2018-earnings-forecast-for-hr-block-inc-issued-by-barrington-research-hrb/1567810.html. (more...)
Harvey victim plays hauntingly attractive piano in flooded home Harvey victim plays hauntingly attractive piano in flooded home
- September 02, 2017

His son, an avid piano player, asked him to check on his cherished instrument, and upon doing so, he chose to take a moment to play it. For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the sons of God. He managed to salvage some of his children's favorite stuffed animals and games to keep them entertained, he wrote on Instagram. I really think God is going to do something completely new here. (more...)
Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK) Trading Up - Short Interest Down -13.33%
- September 02, 2017

More interesting news about Alaska Air Group , Inc. (NYSE: ALK ) has risen 29.33% since August 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 12.63% the S&P500. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag reported 191,759 shares stake. Burney owns 83,792 shares. Causeway Capital Ltd Co reported 769,679 shares stake. It improved, as 55 investors sold ALK shares while 181 reduced holdings. (more...)
IPhone 8 or iPhone Edition? This leak teases new Apple phone name IPhone 8 or iPhone Edition? This leak teases new Apple phone name
- September 02, 2017

Previously, the company had launched its products in various venues of the United States of America and this is the first time that they are holding this event here in Steve Jobs Theater. There will be no any Home button available on the phone at the front panel. Apart from this, the phone would feature an improved dual-lens camera at the back panel. (more...)
Traders Secrets on DR Horton, Inc. (DHI), RPC, Inc. (RES)
- September 02, 2017

Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc decreased Terex Corp (TEX) stake by 14.53% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. RBC Capital Markets maintained D.R. Horton, Inc. Horton, Inc. (NYSE:DHI) for 140,743 shares. Atwood And Palmer stated it has 135 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Ltd. boosted its position in D.R. Horton by 2.3% in the first quarter. (more...)
Auto Industry Survives Storm as August Sales Hold Steady Auto Industry Survives Storm as August Sales Hold Steady
- September 02, 2017

Baker Ellis Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of General Motors by 16.9% in the first quarter. Another trade for 50,309 shares valued at $635,408 was sold by OJAKLI ZIAD S. Piper Jaffray maintained Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) on Tuesday, July 11 with "Buy" rating. Overall, Ford saw sales fall 2.1 percent in August. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of General Motors to a "strong-buy" rating in a research report on Friday, June 9th. (more...)
MLS releases "Houston Strong" T-Shirts benefitting American Red Cross
- September 02, 2017

Brown, who spoke to CNBC on Tuesday , praised FEMA on Harvey - describing the current administrator, Brock Long, as a "great person to have in this position". As of Monday, the Salvation Army has provided more than 5,000 meals. Donations pay for the gas and equipment to power our feeding efforts. "We are rebuilding and with these funds we will be able to help Houstonians return to normality". (more...)
Roku seeks to raise $100M in IPO Roku seeks to raise $100M in IPO
- September 02, 2017

The Los Gatos, Calif., company lost $42.8 million in 2016 and had almost $399 million in revenue for the same period, up 25 percent from 2015. The company allows users to stream over-the-top content like Netflix and HBO Go as well as traditional TV channels, and it has benefited as Americans continue to cut the cord. (more...)
Woman charged after posting video of sexual assault on Snapchat Woman charged after posting video of sexual assault on Snapchat
- September 02, 2017

They pair eventually made amends and then the two went out to a club and a hotel party where the victim drank a lot of alcohol, according to prosecutors. The videos were seen by Snapchat users and Harris was identified as the person who recorded and disseminated the videos of the rape, authorities said. (more...)