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According to Smith, the HomePod firmware includes multiple references to infrared face detection in BiometricKit, a framework now responsible for the Touch ID fingerprint authentication . The image, a simple blue graphic showing how the screen sits within the phone's body, was unearthed in firmware belonging to Apple's upcoming smart speaker, the HomePod .
  • Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1

    Astros score 5 in 9th to top Royals 6-1

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    Keuchel was scratched from his scheduled start Wednesday against the Royals due to what was originally described as an illness. That plays a significant factor into this point because they're aiming to get 5-6 innings out of the Brad Peacock and David Paulino spot starts, and getting Mike Fiers to pitch effectively deep into games is asking a lot.
  • New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference

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    Apple also said it was making its virtual assistant Siri more aware of context, enabling it to recommend and remind users more accurately based on how they use their device. APPLE is launching its own 'smart speaker'called the HomePod . The Echo, released in 2015, and Google Home , released previous year, have helped plant the seeds for a promising market.
  • Neill Blomkamp's New Trailer Teases Series of Sci-fi Films

    Neill Blomkamp's New Trailer Teases Series of Sci-fi Films

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    A new trailer, released today, for a short film now named " Volume 1 " will stream on Steam "soon". Enter: Oats Studios , Blomkamp's indie production company that aims to churn out some unique properties delivered to you, the viewing audience, in a most modern way.
  • Is Overwatch Teasing A New Map Or A Potential New Hero?

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    A map of the Horizon Lunar Colony (where Winston was created) and an email exchange between the scientists that lived there have been released. Another "smaller" specimen named Hammond was also listed by the corporation. With the recent free weekend offered to newcomers, more players than ever have been enjoying 'Overwatch's recent anniversary event. With the game's customizable settings in custom lobbies, you can personalize everything from the ability cooldowns to the health pool of ...
  • Sonic Mania dashes onto consoles and PC on August 15

    Sonic Mania dashes onto consoles and PC on August 15

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    A newly released trailer shows off such gameplay elements. As seen in the video below, Sega has put together some footage depicting hand-drawn animations of Sonic , Tails, and Knuckles in action that is interspersed between several segments of gameplay from the upcoming title.
  • Google Rumored to unveil it's VR Headset in I/O 2017

    Google Rumored to unveil it's VR Headset in I/O 2017

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    This time previous year, Google introduced Daydream, a VR platform for Android devices that was built right into Android Nougat and supported by Google's own viewer hardware, the Daydream View. This is enabled by sensors on the outside of the device, aiming to help you feel like you're actually in the virtual world. Google worked with Qualcomm to develop the design for the standalone headset.
  • Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

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    The report further mentions that Google may only focus on the advancements and improvements of the Daydream platform if the launch of the headset is canceled. Through Google Assistant , you will be able to do other things like point the camera at the show times outside a cinema, and tell it to remember that particular event.
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    Snap's (SNAP) "Buy" Rating Reaffirmed at Jefferies Group LLC

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    They set a hold rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. During the a year ago Snap Chat's shares have increased by 0% from 0.00 to 19.14. The brokerage now has a $30.00 target price on the stock. Equities analysts predict that Snap will post ($0.54) earnings per share for the current fiscal year. TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This article was first reported by Transcript Daily and is the property of of Transcript Daily.
  • HTC U11 Outranks Google Pixel; Receives Highest Camera Rating Score

    HTC U11 Outranks Google Pixel; Receives Highest Camera Rating Score

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    The most striking feature in U 11 is probably the simple squeeze on the side panel that allows you to initiate actions like take photos, open Facebook , or launch any of your favourite apps. The HTC U11 is also the Taiwan-based company's first IP67 dust and water resistant phone. The HTC U11 runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box with the customized HTC Sense UI laid on top.
  • Nintendo reveals plans for E3 2017, including Super Mario Odyssey

    Nintendo reveals plans for E3 2017, including Super Mario Odyssey

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    In addition to the usual Nintendo Spotlight video on the morning the show begins, there will be a Nintendo Treehouse: Live running throughout the event and tournaments for ARMS and Splatoon 2 . The third-person puzzle-solving game was announced in 2013 and is set to hit the PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Switch consoles by end of summer 2017. Nintendo anticipates Switch demand to remain strong through the rest of the year.
  • BMW Bids Farewell To The 6 Series Coupe

    BMW Bids Farewell To The 6 Series Coupe

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    For this year's show, the Bavarians are taking a step closer to a production model by introducing the appropriately called "8 Series Coupe Concept". BMW will soon have an all-new grand tourer in their lineup. An eight speed automatic gearbox is standard for all variants, though the M6 versions have their own seven speed dual clutch transmission. M Sport or M Performance variants are also possible.
  • Here's another look at Fuchsia, Google's other operating system

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    When the OS made its first appearance past year, compiling the code only gave a command line, but Hotfixit .net has found that the Fuchsia System UI, called "Armadillo" is quite something. If Google can get developers to switch to their SDK, this would be very powerful as the availability and/or quality of apps between Android and iOS is often a point of contention and Flutter allows for a developer to build an app just once for multiple platforms.
  • Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service - Recode

    Apple in talks to launch money-transfer service - Recode

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    Would you use a similar service from Apple? The company has apparently been in talks with various payments industry partners and has been investigating the best way to go about introducing a payments service to the market. One of the most prominent hurdles for Apple Pay has been the mere fact that paying with your phone at a register isn't that much more convenient than using a regular old plastic card; this is an old observation that has long made it hard for all mobile payment services to ...
  • BlackBerry Keyone US launch set for May 31, Canadian availability detailed

    BlackBerry Keyone US launch set for May 31, Canadian availability detailed

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    These are not present in modern day smartphones. The pre-installed DTEK app will keep an eye on your phone's security status and will let you know if any apps are taking advantage of any permissions they've been granted. The smartphone will reportedly target the professional and the enthusiastic ones. It's also manufactured by a third-party company called TCL, who also handled marketing and distribution for the phone.
  • New Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Trailer Released

    New Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age Trailer Released

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    The document only indicated that they're both under the vague "FY2018 and beyond" bracket. Other games that might only be release in 2018 includes Final Fantasy VII Remake as well. This is worth buying if you love JRPGs or Final Fantasy games in general. In a translated interview with game director Tetsuya Nomura in KH Insider , Nomura admitted that he is a little anxious about these.
  • Kia Ready To Storm Indian Auto Market; Will Rival Maruti, Hyundai

    Kia Ready To Storm Indian Auto Market; Will Rival Maruti, Hyundai

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    Kia signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Andhra Pradesh government on Thursday in this regard. The worldwide demand for Kia cars is growing and this is its latest step towards becoming a leading global auto manufacturer. "We are still in the process of detailed planning for the India plant", a spokesperson said in response to e-mailed queries. "Hyundai's Chennai plant is 390 km from our site".
  • Nintendo Switch sales beat expectations, Zelda sales now 3.84 million

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    Nintendo reported net sales of ¥489.1 billion, beating the company's own guidance, and net profit of ¥102.6 billion, representing a 10.7% year-over-year drop, but beating analysts' estimates of ¥93.6 billion. "Not only is it a fantastic game, but it's one that directly appeals to Nintendo's loyalest fans", reports Business Insider . And the knock-on effect has been seen in sales of Nintendo hardware.