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Author: 0 Apple Begins Production Of Siri, Smart Speaker To Debut Next Month

Just like Amazon and Google did, Apple is also trying to incorporate its smart assistance speaker in people's living rooms. The company has been eyeing the connected home for a while now, through Home Kit and the iOS 10 Home app, but what it really needs to seal the deal is a piece of hardware to tie all of that together.

Technology Lions struggle in untidy tour opener against Provincial Barbarians
Author: 0 Lions struggle in untidy tour opener against Provincial Barbarians

The British and Irish Lions' match against the provincial Barbarians turned out to be a win-win scenario for the Gatland family. Joe Schmidt's side were the only team in world rugby a year ago to show any semblance of a blueprint of how to beat New Zealand, and with additional players from Scotland, England and Wales traveling on the Lions tour, Moa NZ Gold Ale capitalised on New Zealand's loss to appeal to visiting supporters.

Technology Man who used emojis to advise killers to be sentenced
Author: 0 Man who used emojis to advise killers to be sentenced

After the murder, the couple stuffed the woman's body in a suitcase and left it in a taxi. Bibbs used text-message emojis to illustrate possible killing methods and to show his approval for the plans. Bibbs pleaded guilty in December to conspiracy to commit foreign murder of a USA citizen, which carries a sentence of up to 20 years. The two are serving prison sentences in Indonesia.

Technology Fallout 3, New Vegas and Oblivion are now DRM-free on GOG
Author: 0 Fallout 3, New Vegas and Oblivion are now DRM-free on GOG

Bethesda has finally released its well-received CCG, The Elder Scrolls: Legends , on Steam alongside a big update . Interestingly, this game was unintentionally released by Bethesda on Google Play a year ago but was removed shortly afterwards, as pointed out in a report by Android Police.

Technology Google will now filter ads on Chrome
Author: 0 Google will now filter ads on Chrome

The internet giant's announcement comes as hundreds of millions of users have already installed blockers on their computers and phones to combat ads that track them and make browsing websites hard, such as pop-up ads. "We believe these changes will ensure all content creators, big and small, can continue to have a sustainable way to fund their work with online advertising", he wrote.

Author: 0 Google Home Coming to Canada in Early Summer

In Canada, the Google Home is selling for CAD 179.99, which, after converting, is a pretty similar price to the one offered in the U.S. From the announcement we can learn that the Google Home will be available starting on June 26th. Rumours continue to swirl that Amazon plans to release the Echo in Canada soon, but nothing has been confirmed yet. Google is promising that when the Google Home launches in Canada, Google Assistant will work in both French and English, which might be part of the ...

Author: 0 £54 Billion Has Been Earned On The App Store Since Launch

Siri particularly needs to get up to speed as Amazon ( NASDAQ: AMZN ) continues to prove consumer interest in voice-activated smart speakers with its line of Echo devices. Given the software focus of a developer conference, Apple may dive into a variety of other topics including its smart home platform HomeKit, its health platform HealthKit, tvOS for the Apple TV , watchOS for the Apple Watch and maybe a bit on Apple CarPlay.

Author: 0 Donald Trump's withdrawal of U.S. from Paris climate agreement widely panned

Pruitt said . "That's the discussions I've had with the president . The fight against climate change , and all the research, innovation and technological progress it will bring, will continue, with or without the USA ". The same poll found majority support for the Paris agreement in every U.S. state, amongst the general voting population. But as the Times of India noted Friday, total foreign aid to India amounted to just $3.1 billion in 2015, the year the accord was inked, with us ...

Technology Cities and states aim to take up Paris Accord after Trump's withdrawal
Author: 0 Cities and states aim to take up Paris Accord after Trump's withdrawal

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron similarly reiterated his country's commitment to climate action, and extended an invitation to "all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the United States", saying: "I want to say that they will find in France a second homeland".

Technology Motorola Moto C launches in India for INR 5999
Author: 0 Motorola Moto C launches in India for INR 5999

After launching the in May, Lenovo brand Moto has launched the Moto C which will make available at the leading offline retailers almost 100 cities across the India . Moto C has 16GB internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB via micro-SD card and houses 2,350mAh removable battery. It is a dual sim device with dual standby support.

Author: 0 Warriors' dunkfest a concern for Cavs

He steamed coast-to-coast to the rim unimpeded in transition, finishing off those forays with one jam after another. The Warriors forced 20 turnovers while committing only four, matching an NBA Finals record low, and kept the Cavaliers to 34.9 per cent shooting (30-of-86).

Author: 0 Ahead of WWDC, Apple Announces Huge App Store Sales, Commissions

The statistic casts doubt on the reports of "app fatigue", a phenomenon that is widely thought to be spreading through the smartphone population. In March, Apple had announced the opening of its App Accelerator in Bengaluru, which will provide specialised support for developers, including tools and best practices to hone their skills and transform the design, quality and performance of their apps on the iOS platform.

Author: 0 Non-developers can now use updated WWDC app without a registered account

According to Apple , Gaming and Entertainment are its top grossing app categories. Apple's four software platforms - iOS , macOS, watchOS and tvOS - provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store , Apple Music and iCloud.

Author: 0 Win it for me, Pirlo tells Juve

Juventus have lost their past four Champions League finals and six in total - more than any other club. This time , though Madrid are slight favourites, it is hard to say with much certainty on whose terms the final will be played. "It was not just the gift of pure talent". "Tomorrow at 8.45 I'm going to be in front of the TV for sure supporting my team, hoping that Real Madrid will win another time ", said Nadal.

Author: 0 Balanced India hold advantage over Pakistan, says Afridi

Rain saw the Champions Trophy one-day global between Australia and New Zealand at Edgbaston on Friday reduced to a 46 overs per side contest. Then, they both are ready to play the main event which is starting from June 1st Thursday at England .

Author: 0 Donald Trump shouldn't have withdrawn from Paris Climate Accord: Vladimir Putin

The US in April struck a Syrian air base with cruise missiles after accusing Assad's military of killing scores of civilians with a nerve agent launched from the base. "The economy has entered a new phase of expansion", Putin said. Putin also said that allegations there had been a secret deal between Moscow and Trump before his inauguration as US president were " hysteria ".

Author: 0 Public health experts decry Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris accord

Pruitt answered, moving on without answering on Trump's behalf. Its goal is to reduce global emissions and prevent global temperatures from rising. The U.S., the world's second largest emitter of carbon, would have been required to reduce fossil fuel emissions almost 30 percent by 2025.

Author: 0 Warriors' Stephen Curry urged teammates to be themselves

The decorated head coach has been sidelined since Game 3 of the first round, reportedly dealing with symptoms related to the back surgery he underwent two years ago. Can the Cavaliers regroup after an unfortunate Game 1? Thompson said he expects a more physical game from Cleveland on Sunday and Love said the Cavs will try to be more forceful in hopes of creating more turnovers.

Technology Cops bust man who was busy flashing cash on Facebook Live
Author: 0 Cops bust man who was busy flashing cash on Facebook Live

The video has been viewed on YouTube more than 1 million times. "This is the sheriff's office". "We have a search warrant", can be heard in the video, followed by a series of loud noises. Police found a handgun, crack cocaine, ammunition, oxycodone pills and drug paraphernalia in the home. He is now being held on $425,012 bail for one count of possession of weapon or ammunition by a convicted felon, possession of paraphernalia for the manufacture or delivery of drugs, possession of ...

Technology Free doughnuts: Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' mark National Donut Day
Author: 0 Free doughnuts: Krispy Kreme, Dunkin' mark National Donut Day

Doughnut shops, both local and chain, are celebrating with some great deals: some without any purchase necessary and some just supporting a great cause. At Dunkin Donuts , the purchase of any beverage will score you a free doughnut. Dunkin' Donuts will also be giving customers a free doughnut Friday, with the purchase of any drink.

Author: 0 You don't speak for us on climate

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt spent a press briefing Friday dodging questions about whether President Trump believes in climate change. He also pledged to muster $15 million for the United Nations' climate body, substituting for U.S.

Author: 0 Mayors of Madison, Milwaukee vow to stick to Paris accord

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says his foundation will fill a funding gap left by the U.S. He's seen here in Paris in March. "The whole statement seemed to suggest a complete misunderstanding of the climate problem", Reilly said.

Author: 0 NBA Players Read Mean Tweets Just in Time for the Finals

Zaza Pachulia , Andre Iguodala and Draymond Green held down the fort inside, allowing just 30 of Cleveland's 91 points in the paint and sparking 20 turnovers. Turns out the Cavs were right all along to give Durant wide-open fast break dunks just to stop the risk of Curry hitting a three in transition. Here's hoping the game is entertaining enough that we're not forced to pay attention to a celebrity on the sideline.

Author: 0 The NBA Finals: The Rematch, Game 1

We have been here before and know there's a lot of work left". "I was more focused on defense". SAN FRANCISCO - The morning after a 113-91 rout in Game 1 of the NBA Finals , the Cleveland Cavaliers held a team film session to sort through the rubble and determine where to go from here against the heavily-favored Golden State Warriors .

Author: 0 Apple app developers, many of them Indians, earned over $70B

Additionally, app download rates continue to soar with Apple seeing an increase of 70% in overall downloads this year alone. Apple's ecosystem getting stronger and more varied? Developer earnings from the App Store are up 40% since August 2016, growing from about $ 50 billion to $70 billion.

Author: 0 HMD Global confirms Android O for Nokia 3, 5 and 6

After the launch of Nokia 3310 in India last month, it seems HMD Global , which now holds the right to manufacture and sell Nokia branded devices, is all set to launch its Nokia 3, 5, and 6 Android smartphones in India. However, Nokia still needs to double its effort in gaining back the former glory that they once had, knowing that there are also other budget smartphones that are in the market.

Technology India among worst-hit by new 'Fireball' malware after WannaCry fiasco
Author: 0 India among worst-hit by new 'Fireball' malware after WannaCry fiasco

However, the fake search engine includes pixels that are used to track a user's actions from one site to the next. Fireball has infected more 250 million computers worldwide, with 20 percent occurring on corporate networks. Check Point says that Rafotech's Fireball is a hybrid piece of malware and the firm is walking along the edge of legitimacy, as its product is half seemingly legitimate software and half malware.

Author: 0 Ford CEO Mark Fields retires, James Hackett appointed

The auto manufacturer is expected to announce on Monday that Fields will be replaced by Jim Hackett , who now oversees Ford's efforts on autonomous vehicles as chairman of Ford Smart Mobility LLC . Mark Truby , 47, will replace long-time Ford communications chief Ray Day as vice president, communications . Ford's stock closed Friday at $10.87 a share.

Author: 0 Real Madrid vs Juventus: Head-to-Head Battle

LaLiga champions Real are the favourites after scoring 32 goals in 12 games in their run to the final. Madrid will complete the club's first La Liga and Champions League double in 59 years if they take the trophy on Saturday. "We are thinking positive". This season has been Ramos's best-ever offensively, with him scoring 10 goals in all competitions. "Last year, we had a good season in the Champions League , lost to Bayern Munich [in the round of 16] just one minute before the ...

Technology OnePlus 5 teaser hints this phone will be even slimmer
Author: 0 OnePlus 5 teaser hints this phone will be even slimmer

We already know that the company is expected to launch the smartphone on June 15 and as we are heading towards the launch, an alleged leaked image retail box of the upcoming device has surfaced online confirming that it will come loaded with a dual-camera setup.

Author: 0 Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 bn

The focus however, falls on the lesser known apps like CancerAid , SPACE by THIX , Zones for Training with Exercise Intensity , Vanido , Ace Tennis and Havenly . There are estimates that Google will surpass Apple in revenues by 2021. From the trends we've seen on the App Store and the experiences we've heard from indie developers lately, it wouldn't surprise me at all if that $70B has gone to a single-digit percentage of the now registered Apple developers.

Author: 0 Champions Trophy: England's Chris Woakes to have scan on side injury

Smith also hinted at pace being his primary weapon in Australia's opening match against New Zealand which comes as no surprise considering the quality of resources at his disposal. Indian websites covered the post-final presentations rigorously despite India getting knocked out in the semi-final of the tournament. Without him, England might still have had Tamim run-out for just four had substitute fielder Jonny Bairstow managed a direct hit at just one stump from square-leg.

Author: 0 PM holds first ever meeting with Russia's regional Governors

The governors explained opportunities for increasing interaction, people to people, and business links between their provinces, and India, it said. "In India, sky is the limit". "I said it in then, I say it now", he added. He said that in the last three years since he came to power, India has attracted $160 billion of foreign investment including $60 billion, the highest ever, in the last financial year.

Author: 0 Paris withdrawal sets business world at odds with Donald Trump

Jeff Immelt, G.E.'s chairman and chief executive , said in a Twitter message that he was "disappointed with today's decision on the Paris Agreement ". "Don't be mistaken on climate; there is no plan B because there is no planet B." "I can only hope - he concluded - that the President will propose concrete ways to address global climate change and promote environmental stewardship".

Author: 0 Rihanna heckled Warriors star Kevin Durant during the NBA Finals

The game was close throughout the first half, with the Cavs only being down by 8 at the end of the first half, yet the Warriors pulled away nearly immediately to open the third quarter. "So it's more or less a heart thing, a prideful thing". Durant provided a conundrum for Cleveland's defense. The lapses were mostly glossed over as the Cavs streaked through the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Author: 0 Apple Has Paid App Store Developers $70 Billion Since Launch

Apple also said that, over the past 12 months, downloads have grown over 70%. It's not just how many people are grabbing software for their iPhone or iPad, either. It further continues to mention that App Store developers can create apps or experiences for customers in 155 countries. Certain categories of apps are growing even faster, such as photo and video apps, which grew almost 90% during the same period.

Technology Authorities find vehicle belonging to apparent murder victim in Needham
Author: 0 Authorities find vehicle belonging to apparent murder victim in Needham

Shifrina lived there more than 15 years and was now living alone, Morrissey said. A few hours later, detectives found Shifrina's red 2011 Ford Fiesta, although police aren't yet saying where or how they found the auto. "I think I'm going to stay with a friend tonight". Neighbors said they rarely spoke because she only spoke Russian. Morrissey also said he believes Shifrina's death was an isolated incident, and that both the development where she lived and the town overall are safe ...

Technology Ford confirms departure of chief executive Mark Fields
Author: 0 Ford confirms departure of chief executive Mark Fields

Executive chairman Bill Ford said "We're moving from a position of strength to transform Ford for the future". Hackett, who will report to Executive Chairman Bill Ford, is recognized as a transformational business leader. Nerad, executive editor and market analyst for Kelley Blue Book. Though the automotive industry has been performing well, Ford's performance for the last few months were not that promising.

Technology England concerned by Chris Woakes' side strain
Author: 0 England concerned by Chris Woakes' side strain

After the defeat against England , he would be more hungry for big runs and could be even more unsafe. Their twin exits in the 45th over forced new batsmen to start afresh, and the total ended up not being quite as good as hoped for by Bangladesh , which embarrassed England at the last two Cricket World Cups.

Author: 0 Rihanna Bows To LeBron James, Dabs At Warriors Fans During NBA Finals

Compared to four for the Warriors . Cleveland committed 12 of its 20 turnovers in the first half — "20 in the Finals is not going to get it done", Irving said. Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said he was not contemplating any lineup changes for Game 2 of the NBA Finals . "We had some bunnies around the rim we didn't finish that we normally finish".

Author: 0 Developer earnings from Apple's App Store tops $ 70 billion

Stay tuned, EFTM will have full coverage from WWDC all next week from San Jose. A $70 billion payout to developers implies to about a $30 billion dollar for Apple itself as it shares revenues in a 70/30 split for most transactions. It is that time of the year when Apple aficionados and developers look forward to hands-on labs with Apple certified engineers and interactive sessions with industry experts that help in building the next generation of apps.

Author: 0 Curry, Durant power Warriors past Cavs, 113-91

James had 28 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists a day after dealing with bigotry far away from basketball. On top of that lethal two-pronged attack of Durant and Curry, the Warriors were ultra protective of the rock throughout the evening.

Author: 0 Raiders members share reactions, predictions on NBA Finals

The Game 1 broadcast peaked with a 13.9 metered market rating from 10:15-10:30 p.m. ET. It's another element of the formula Kerr and his staff believes will work against any team: Play nasty defense, and the offense will follow. At least four of his made baskets came from momentum-changing dunks, helping the Warriors win by 22. "KD", James said when asked what stood out from Game 1.

Author: 0 New Yorkers React to Trump's Withdrawal From the Paris Agreement

Before Trump announced his decision, Li called combating climate change an "international responsibility" that was a point of consensus around the globe. "But there is no alternative as of now", he said. "A single political decision will not derail this unparalleled effort", Solheim said in a statement.

Technology Valve's Steam Direct Fee Will Set You Back $100
Author: 0 Valve's Steam Direct Fee Will Set You Back $100

With Direct, a developer will have to submit paperwork and pay an application fee in order to publish their game on Steam . They tossed around some numbers that ranged as low as the chosen fee and as high as a whopping $500, but they wanted to receive some community insight into what everyone thought an appropriate price would be.