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IT Sonos may be releasing their own smart speaker eventually
Author: 0 Sonos may be releasing their own smart speaker eventually

Will Sonos free us from Apple, Google, and Amazon ecosystem lock-in by letting us choose between Siri, Google Assistant, and Alexa voice assistants as it does with music services? "Multiple voice platforms and music services" are said to be supported by the smart speaker, suggesting it may pack in support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, or possibly another combination involving other voice assistants like Samsung's Bixby.

IT Expedia's Khosrowshahi could be appointed as Uber CEO
Author: 0 Expedia's Khosrowshahi could be appointed as Uber CEO

The taxi company's board of directors voted to pick Mr Khosrowshahi on Sunday, but an announcement has not yet been made publicly. "He is going to have to be highly aggressive in disciplining the company to stay on message and, more inmportantly, to stick within whatever the codes of conduct are", the analyst said.

IT Indigenous anglers rake in escaped Atlantic salmon
Author: 0 Indigenous anglers rake in escaped Atlantic salmon

Andrew Thomson, regional director of the department's Pacific Region, said the program has received three reports since the fish farm escape, including one confirmed catch west of Port Renfrew over the weekend. "On Sunday afternoon, a crane barge was being positioned to begin pursing the nets, bringing them toward the surface to facilitate removal of the remaining fish from the pens", the company said in a statement.

IT Nintendo Prepares for the Holidays by 'Ramping up' Switch Production
Author: 0 Nintendo Prepares for the Holidays by 'Ramping up' Switch Production

All bundles are priced under $400 and ship by September 8. It also costs as much as the dual Steelbook edition , though, so you'll have to decide whether you want a nice case or 200 Poké balls. The reseller prices of the Nintendo Switch are under pressure as the lower demand during summer continues. It's not just the Switch that is giving Nintendo a big win in 2017 so far.

IT PD: Multiple people shot, killed in attack at New Mexico library
Author: 0 PD: Multiple people shot, killed in attack at New Mexico library

Air ambulances were dispatched, according to the Eastern New Mexico News , via police scanner traffic. Clovis, which has a population of about 40,000, is around 190 miles (306 km) east of Albuquerque near the Texas border and is home to Cannon Air Force Base.

IT Uranus could be producing millions of tons of giant diamonds
Author: 0 Uranus could be producing millions of tons of giant diamonds

Scientists have long theorised that the icy giant planet Uranus could have diamond rain showers due to the vast pressure in its atmosphere but no confirmation of the idea had been possible due to inability to mimic the harsh conditions of the planet.

IT Possible Honor V9 smartphone tipped online in images
Author: 0 Possible Honor V9 smartphone tipped online in images

The images do not reveal any details about the specifications of the device. The same metallic body, with a horizontally placed dual-camera assembly with an LED flash sitting next to it. It's now unclear whether the Honor V9 Mini is meant to offer identical specs in a smaller package but even if it isn't, the main camera module of the device might still not be downgraded compared to the Honor V9.

IT Samsung Galaxy J And A Series Phones Finally Get Android Nougat Update
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J And A Series Phones Finally Get Android Nougat Update

The company's mobile Boss also revealed that the battery in the Galaxy Note 8 will be able to retain 95 percent of its power even after two years of usage. The cameras on Galaxy S9 may offer 2X optical zoom, 10X digital zoom, and dual capture. Today's leak comes from a Taiwanese online retailer who showed the entire world the official render picture and full specs sheet of Samsung's upcoming Galaxy J7 Plus.

IT Man goes fishing in his flood-hit Houston house
Author: 0 Man goes fishing in his flood-hit Houston house

The video, posted to Facebook Saturday by the man's daughter, Viviana Saldana, shows him diving into floodwaters in his home - wrangling a fish with his bare hands. However, this time, it will be turning towards MS and away from Texas. The rising water chased thousands of people to rooftops or higher ground and overwhelmed rescuers who could not keep up with the constant calls for help.

IT NYPD is already replacing its Windows phones with iPhones
Author: 0 NYPD is already replacing its Windows phones with iPhones

New York's finest are getting new iPhones after the city's police department made a decision to replace two-year old devices from a different manufacturer that have become outdated far more quickly than expected, according to a report. Left with the choice of sticking with an outdated operating system that would no longer get security updates or buying bigger-selling devices that get regular updates like Apple's ( aapl ) iPhone, the NYPD chose the latter.

IT Sony Reveals Cheaper PlayStation VR Bundle and Lowers Current Prices
Author: 0 Sony Reveals Cheaper PlayStation VR Bundle and Lowers Current Prices

The good news doesn't end there, as the existing PlayStation VR Worlds bundle is getting a sizable pricing cut, and will hit the market at its new lower cost in just a few days. Titles like Blogs, the new PS VR bundle is a slightly more attractive option for players who have yet to jump into the world of VR. Virtual reality (VR) has never been more affordable or accessible.

IT Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus Specifications Leaked: Everything You Need to Know
Author: 0 Samsung Galaxy J7 Plus Specifications Leaked: Everything You Need to Know

Here are some of the rumored specifications of the phone . The Galaxy J7 + sports a 5. 5 inches Super AMOLED Full HD display and powered by a mid-range Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset coupled with Adreno 506 and 4GB RAM. While the new images and the video confirm the dual-camera setup, we can also make out some of the other features of the phone as well. Probably to underscore the point that the dual camera setup is not a one off feature that figured in the Note 8, the J7+ smartphone will ...

IT Apple to launch iPhone 8 in September 2017
Author: 0 Apple to launch iPhone 8 in September 2017

The rumored slower speed and Made for iPhone license requirement for the iPhone 8's wireless charging feature hopefully do not turn out to be true upon the smartphone's unveiling next month . Or in the Apple iPhone 8 wireless charging technology will simply run to the next releases to get maximum power. The stock has a market capitalization of $832.17 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.29 and a beta of 1.31.

IT Apple TV with 4K HDR Support May Debut this September
Author: 0 Apple TV with 4K HDR Support May Debut this September

It will also support High Dynamic Range (HDR) video, notes the report. According to Bloomberg , the TV app will be upgraded to include apps that offer live streaming. The perception of 4K as a must-have technology in home theater is growing not just for TVs themselves but also for the devices that can provide content to these displays.

IT Google introduces a new site on the benefits of certified Android devices
Author: 0 Google introduces a new site on the benefits of certified Android devices

The new permission ensures that the app source itself is checked before the software can be installed. The modified Pixel Launcher (version 2.1) has been developed by AmirZ, who was also responsible for breaking the exclusivity of Pixel Launchers and made them available for entire eligible range of Android smartphones in June this year.

IT Sarahah uploading entire contacts book to their servers
Author: 0 Sarahah uploading entire contacts book to their servers

Sarahah, a new app that lets people sign up to receive anonymized, candid messages, has been surging in popularity; somewhere north of 18 million people are estimated to have downloaded it from Apple and Google's online stores, making it the number three most downloaded free software title for iPhones and iPads.

IT FAQ reveals more detail about WhatsApp for Business
Author: 0 FAQ reveals more detail about WhatsApp for Business

The company has clarified that WhatsApp business verification is now limited to a small number of businesses participating in a pilot program. The green tick indicates a verified business account . "If you already have a business's phone number saved in your address book, the name you will see is the name you have saved in your address book", the company said in its FAQs.

IT Yakuza Studio Helming New Era of Fist of the North Star Games
Author: 0 Yakuza Studio Helming New Era of Fist of the North Star Games

The first Yakuza Kiwami comes out on PS4 in North America and Europe this week (August 29). Yakuza 2 was originally released on PlayStation 2 in late 2006, and took nearly two years to be released in the West. SEGA also announced Yakuza Online , a free-to-play game for PC and mobile that will be released in Japan next year and serve as the first entry in its "New Yakuza Series".

Author: 0 United Nations chief to meet Israeli and Palestinian leaders in three-day trip

Guterres is to visit Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum on Monday morning and meet later in the day with President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. "It's time to place the issue squarely on the table and address it head-on", Hotovely said, threatening funding cuts for the body if changes were not implemented.

IT PM Modi congratulates Justice Dipak Misra on taking oath as CJI
Author: 0 PM Modi congratulates Justice Dipak Misra on taking oath as CJI

Last month, JS Khehar , the outgoing Chief Justice of India had recommended Mishra's name as his successor. He was transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court shortly before he became a permanent judge in 1997. He was also heading the bench which made singing the national anthem compulsory in cinema halls as well as standing up for the same. Mishra-led Bench in 2015 had set aside the ban on dance bars under the Maharashtra Police Act.

IT Menat is the next character coming to Street Fighter V
Author: 0 Menat is the next character coming to Street Fighter V

The newly introduced fighter of the Street Fighter V , Menat has three outfits - standard costume, campaign mode look, and battle costume. The brand new fighter was unveiled over the weekend during the final eight rounds of the Hong Kong Esports Festival and follows the inclusion of the hulking brute Abigail earlier this month.

IT Google Assistant for iOS arrives in the UK, Germany, and France
Author: 0 Google Assistant for iOS arrives in the UK, Germany, and France

Standalone application assistant Google voice Assistant (Google now) for mobile devices running the iOS operating system, was released for users in Europe . To somewhat alleviate that issue, Google's app offers a widget that can be accessed through the iOS notification center. Talking about compatibility, this assistant will only work on devices running iOS 9.1 and above.

IT Investors want former CEO Nilekani to return to Infosys board
Author: 0 Investors want former CEO Nilekani to return to Infosys board

Vishal Sikka , who quit last week as CEO but was made vice-chairman till his successor was appointed, also quit the board with immediate effect, the company said in a statement after its board meeting. Pravin Rao during the press conference, at the corporation headquarters in Bengaluru , Aug. 18. "All equity awards outstanding as on separation date to the extent such awards are unvested will terminate on the date of separation", the statement said.