Research Apple's new wireless HomePod speaker
Author: 0 Apple's new wireless HomePod speaker "reinvents music in the home"

Like devices by Amazon and Google , Apple's HomePod speaker can respond to questions and control smart home gadgets such as lights. Amazon Echo is powered by Alexa, while Google Home is powered by Google Assistant. It can do the usual list of tasks we've come to expect from smart speakers, though it appears to have minimal third-party integration. However, Apple has a well-established reputation for keeping its app ecosystem and platforms under tight control, so ...

Author: 0 S&P, Dow flat after Comey testimony; Nasdaq at record high

Former FBI director James Comey walks through a corridor on the way to a secure room to continue his testimony to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, on Capitol Hill in Washington , Thursday, June 8, 2017. I don't think it's for me to say whether the conversation I had with the president was an effort to obstruct. Comey learned of his abrupt dismissal while giving a speech, and said he was sorry he didn't get a chance to say farewell to his former colleagues.

Research Nordstrom to Weigh Going Private
Author: 0 Nordstrom to Weigh Going Private

In a press release , JWN had the following to offer. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 39,640 shares. LITTLE DANIEL F sold $348,940 worth of Nordstrom, Inc . 80 funds opened positions while 127 raised stakes. New York State Teachers Retirement Systems stated it has 201,904 shares. Investors of record on Friday, May 26th will be paid a dividend of $0.37 per share.

Author: 0 MLB looks at domestic violence accusation vs Cubs' Russell

Russell married his wife last June. "Any allegation I have abused my wife is false and hurtful", he said. While Russell has not addressed the accusations against him, Norris did, declaring, "The comments made by my ex-fiancee could not be further from the truth".

Research China Apple employees selling customers' personal data
Author: 0 China Apple employees selling customers' personal data

While that may mean that these users are safe from from other people accessing data stored in iCloud, it's still concerning to hear that these employees are accused of then selling that information. According to Chinese state media , Zhejiang police arrested 20 employees from Apple's suppliers and vendors, authorities announced on Thursday. Back in December of previous year, reporters for the Guangzhou-based Southern Metropolis Daily Newspaper investigated and exposed a similar black ...

Author: 0 Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google

That's especially important because people are starting to access information, entertainment and search in a more "pervasive" way that's less dependent on smartphones, he said. The latest version of Apple's Safari browser will be able to stop automatically playing videos as well as online trackers used for advertisers.

Research The Strawberry Moon, a Smaller and Less Bright Full Moon
Author: 0 The Strawberry Moon, a Smaller and Less Bright Full Moon

The night of June 9, will have the strawberry moon of the year. So it will be the smallest moon of the year. Clouds will be on the increase Thursday night with rain in the forecast for parts of southern New England after midnight. Here are some facts about the 2017 strawberry moon, when it will be visible, how it got its name, and other nicknames for the June full moon . The moon orbits Earth at an average distance of 240,000 miles, and there are around 30,000 miles between its closest ...

Research PlayStation VR has sold over 1 million units
Author: 0 PlayStation VR has sold over 1 million units

In the previous month, on the other hand, the launch of sci-fi shooter Farpoint and the Aim Controller peripheral was seen, to which Layden believes is the beginning of a "second wave" of games hitting the platform. To that end, Sony Pictures is bringing an upcoming experience based on Breaking Bad to PSVR, which will be helmed by the show's creator Vince Gilligan.

Author: 0 Xbox Exec Criticizes Sony's Backward Compatibility Stance

This may sound like a silly thing to say, but it's true (at least on Xbox Live). In reply to his statement, Mike Ybarra said that he would have to "Disagree". Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 , a 5-year old game, recently charted at No. 10 on the monthly NPD sales list for April after it was released (via Venturebeat ).

Research Pokemon Ultra Sun & Pokemon Ultra Moon Trailer & Details
Author: 0 Pokemon Ultra Sun & Pokemon Ultra Moon Trailer & Details

Perhaps the Pokken controller won't be the only supported hardware, though we'll have to wait until the Nintendo E3 livestream in hopes of any confirmation. The game was listed with TBA release date on the site. Fortunately for them, the game did not die along with the system. Doing the same with Sun and Moon , and maybe giving players the option of moving over their Pokemon or batting 3DS owners, only make updated ports releasing on the Switch even more appealing.

Research Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'
Author: 0 Apple Joins Smart-Speaker Race With Music-Focused 'HomePod'

Apple is also adding a new Siri watch face , that will bring a timeline offering various information that's customized by the user. The event started with Apple CEO welcoming the audience at the 15th WWDC in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley where Apple is building its new campus.

Author: 0 RNC Rolls out Efforts to Combat Comey Testimony

The testimony, Comey's first public comments since his May 9 firing, unfolds against the extraordinary backdrop of an FBI investigation that has shadowed the Trump White House from the outset and threatens to cripple its agenda. Any question of whether Comey would accuse Trump of obstructing justice were likely answered when Comey said that Trump repeatedly pressed him to find a way to let the investigation of Flynn go.

Author: 0 Adieu, Angie! No. 1 Kerber out of French Open in 1st round

Cutting a troubled figure on court a world away from the feisty player who last season battled her way to two grand slam titles, Kerber lacked the pace and power to trouble a fellow left-hander. "And the expectations are also, from me, really big, of course, because I know what I can do, what I did previous year", Kerber said. That's what I told her at the end of the match, too.

Research AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac
Author: 0 AMD releases 'Radeon Pro 500' Series graphics for iMac

A most notable device is the new iMac Pro , which features a 27-inch 5K screen and an arbitrary 18-core processor. New iMacs will be upgradeable to 64GB of RAM on 27-inch configurations and 32GB RAM on the 21.5-inch models. The Apple WorldWide Developers Conference 2017 ( WWDC 2017 ) gave the consumer market a glimpse of things to come, highlighted by the introduction of the HomePod.

Research Man shot in Wilmington officer-involved shooting had toy gun, LAPD says
Author: 0 Man shot in Wilmington officer-involved shooting had toy gun, LAPD says

The officer was in stable condition when taken to a hospital, Lopez said, but it wasn't immediately clear what his injury was or how he sustained it, although police said the officer was not shot. It wasn't immediately clear if the deceased suspect also was struck by a police cruiser. Once the LAPD's specialized shooting investigators arrived, they determined that the officers were not fired at and that the item recovered at the scene was a toy gun.

Research Russian Federation says no preparations underway yet for Vladimir Putin-Donald Trump meeting
Author: 0 Russian Federation says no preparations underway yet for Vladimir Putin-Donald Trump meeting

Putin has denied any involvement in the USA election. The Kremlin on Tuesday denied a leaked U.S. report that Russian military intelligence hackers tried to infiltrate into USA voting systems before last year's presidential election . "We resolutely deny the possibility that such a thing could have happened", he said, adding that he had not read the report. In the weeks leading up to last year's presidential election, Russian military intelligence launched a cyberattack on a USA voting ...

Research Beltre out of Rangers' lineup again after spraining ankle
Author: 0 Beltre out of Rangers' lineup again after spraining ankle

Wheeler survived the hits because he walked just one batter. DeGrom, fresh off getting trounced by the Brewers last Wednesday, allowed eight runs on 10 hits over four innings and was removed after only 69 pitches while surrendering three separate leads.