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Apple HomePod speaker favors sound over Siri

Apparently Apple knows Siri kinda sucks, because it was the last thing mentioned in the unveiling of the new HomePod speaker. That’s why it’s dumpily named as a successor to the iPod, not Apple’s old-but-unwise voice assistant. The $349 HomePod Wi-Fi speaker has seven beam-forming tweeters, a custom subwoofer, multi-channel echo ...

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Snap acquires Placed to prove geofilters drive store visits

If Snapchat’s growth remains slow, it needs to maximize how much it can charge per ad by demonstrating they inspire purchases and physical store foot traffic. So today, Snap confirmed to TechCrunch that it’s acquired location-based analytics and ad measurement startup Placed for an undisclosed sum. Placed will help Snap ...

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Live from Apple's WWDC 2017 keynote!

Let's not play coy: When Apple puts on its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, we can always count on a few sure things. Why even bother asking if we're going to see new features for iOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS? Of course we are! This is a conve… Source link

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Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 Coming In August

Retro fans, rejoice! Capcom has announced that a new Mega Man collection is coming to consoles and PC this August. The appropriately named Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 picks up where the last one left off, compiling Mega Man games 7-10. The collection spans a variety of eras and platforms, ...

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How the studio behind 'Prey' reimagined space history

Keeping up appearances The parts of Talos I built by Transtar have a distinctive, retro-futuristic look. They represent the company’s wealth and lofty ideals, but also the impact of Kennedy, and how his extended reign as president affected architecture, fashion and interior design. Art-deco typography lifted from the 1920s and ...

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Optus to compensate customers over data reductions

Optus prepaid plans subject to reduced inclusions (Image: Screenshot by Corinne Reichert/ZDNet) The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has accepted an enforceable undertaking from Optus, which was found to have engaged in misleading or deceptive conduct in contravention of Australian Consumer Law by promoting data inclusions that either ended ...

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