Mashable
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Amazon Echo and Google Home are duking it out for the crown as the top smart home hub in homes everywhere, making Alexa and Assistant household names but a very familiar ringer might soon enter the competition: the OG AI assistant herself, Siri. Apple's been rumored to have its own smart home speaker hub in development since last year , when multiple reports surfaced claiming to have insider info about the project. Those reports mentioned potential features like facial sensors and bigger and better speakers. Australian tech leaker Sonny Dickson is the latest to come forward with news about Apple's impending smart hub in a pair of tweets, claiming that work on the Siri-centric device could be close to completion. Read more... More about Smart Home , Google Home , Echo , Google Assistant , and Amazon Alexa
Mashable
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The rumors that Amazon is working on a version of its Echo smart speaker that has a display have been swirling for about a year, but nothing has come to fruition yet. Now, just a day after Amazon launched the Amazon Echo Look , a variant of the Echo with a built-in camera, CNET reports the company might launch the screen-equipped Echo in May. SEE ALSO: Amazon might update Alexa with voice recognition According to the report, which cites the good old person "familiar with the matter," the new device (alongside the Echo Look) may be a reaction to Google's Home getting better than the Echo with some regards, such as distinguishing between several users . Amazon wants to launch the new device as soon as next month, according to the report, but the timing may change. Read more... More about Rumor , Knight , Display , Screen , and Amazon Echo
Plymouth Herald
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He's been making children smile for generations - and now he's working his Mr Men magic on grumpy drivers in Plymouth. Mr Happy has appeared alongside one of the city's busiest roads and, as you'd expect from such a cheery soul, he looks blissfully happy. A plastic sheet with the familiar friendly face, who usually resides in Happyland - yes, really - has been attached to a small building on Embankment Road. READ NEXT: Marine A: Sergeant Alexander Blackman will be freed on Friday It's...
Daily Mail - USA
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Quick Sprout
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More specifically, you can create links based around different product categories. Here’s a really good example from ModCloth, a women’s fashion store: Not only does this improve SEO and keep visitors happy, it facilitates a smoother shopping experience and should improve conversions as well. Talk about turning lemons into lemonade! Include a link to your sitemap I’m sure you’re at least somewhat familiar with sitemaps and how they affect SEO. If you’re not, here’s a screenshot of some of the key benefits of S
MacRumors
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Apple is once again rumored to launch its own Venmo-like service, allowing iPhone users to pay friends and family members also on Apple's ecosystem. Sources speaking with Recode mentioned that Apple intends to announce the service -- which could have a name like "Apple Cash" -- later this year, potentially at its fall iPhone event. Sources conflict on whether or not an announcement and release date have yet to be set, however, with another person familiar with Apple's plans suggesting that the company's Venmo-like service is still very early in development. Today's news of a potential ramp up of an in-house, peer-to-peer payments service from Apple comes over a year after the company was first rumored to be discussing such a service with a collection of U.S. banks. Apple’s on-again, off-again flirtation with building its own money-transfer service appears to be back on.
TechCrunch
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Iliads cloud hosting division Scaleway is launching a new type of server today. In just a minute, you can launch your server with its own dedicated ARMv8 processor, 2GB of RAM, 50GB of SSD storage and unlimited bandwidth. And it only costs around $3.25 per month (€2.99). If youre not familiar with processor atchitecture, your computer and your smartphone use two different chipsets. Read More
CNN United States News
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PC Pro
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That might be tricky, because as Ramsay moves from country to country, the amount of chargers and the quality of them will vary: “I’m very familiar with the car, it’s always been reliable and dependable for me, and it has the largest network of rapid charging options in Europe, says Ramsay. “As it will also accept a 240v Commando connection even in the remote areas when my fast-charge options are gone, I can still charge the battery and keep moving.” Image 8 of 10 While it’ll take around 30 minutes to top-up with quick charges in Europe, it’ll take three hours to charge with three-phase chargers, and around ten hours with standard 240V plug-style charges. These stops are planned into the route, and Ramsay is quite confident it can be done. Furthermore, he states that the rally might actually play to the strengths of the Leaf, as the 40-50mph speeds he’s hoping to cruise at offer the best battery efficiency.
ITV
6 hours
You must be very proud. Tell me one thing. A lot of people watching and listening to this will be familiar with going to the optician and getting that little puff of air, which is about,. How much further ahead. Does this take us? A lot further ahead. The puff test is not a.
Techradar - Reviews
6 hours
The web browser-style plugins are a great way to extend Foxit Reader's capabilities further still, but the free edition has pretty much all of the bases covered already. Foxit Reader is possibly the most feature-packed free PDF reader around. As well as being powerful, it benefits from being remarkably fast. Why pay for a premium program? User experience If you've never created a PDF before, the prospect might be a little daunting, and Foxit Reader's interface can seem overwhelming. While the look is not too far removed from that of Microsoft Office there is a very familiar ribbon toolbar in place, for instance it somehow manages to look complex in a way that will be off-putting to some. Thankfully, it's possible to minimize the ribbon to reduce screen clutter, freeing up the interface for the PDF you're viewing; something that's improved even further by the distraction-free full-screen mode.
Voice Of America
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Phys.Org
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Sputnik International
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The Economic Times
8 hours
NEW DELHI: Telecom regulator TRAI plans to start by May this year industry-wide consultation on framing rules for new mobile operators testing their services prior to full-fledged commercial launch. The issue of specific framework for trial services had cropped-up last year after newcomer Reliance Jio's stormy entry into the telecom sector. The incumbent cellular operators had demanded that the dos and don'ts of such trial service needs to be clearly spelt out. The upcoming consultation paper is expected to address issues like the number of subscribers that can be on-boarded during the trial period by a new operator, as also the duration for such network and service testing. Other issues could be whether the services can be given free of charge or not. The consultation paper on the issue is likely to be issued by May, two people familiar with the matter told PTI.
Politico
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Still, the GOP source cautioned that a final ruling on whether it passes reconciliation muster will have to wait until an official Congressional Budget Office score and Democrats make their case to the Senate parliamentarian. On Wednesday, Democrats were adamant that the new health care deal would not fly under the Byrd rule. A spokesman for Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) the GOP effort is almost certainly going to run afoul of Senate restrictions. A separate Republican source familiar with party strategy said it would likely take a month under the most optimistic circumstances to finish a repeal-and-replace bill under reconciliation rules. There is much work to do: Senators are likely to make Medicaid cuts less severe, deliver more money for opioid funding, make tax credits for the middle class more generous and rework the House’s waivers from Obamacare’s requirements.
Politico
9 hours
It was a rookie mistake. From the indignity of judges halting multiple executive orders on immigration-related matters—most recently this week—to his responses to repeated episodes of North Korean belligerence, it’s all been more complicated than Trump had been prepared to believe. “I think he’s much more aware how complicated the world is,” said former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who serves as an informal administration adviser. “This will all be more uphill than he thought it would be because I think he had the old-fashioned American idea that you run for office, you win, then people behave as though you won.” Trump has had some successes. He nominated and saw confirmed a new Supreme Court justice, rolled back Obama-era regulations, and oversaw dramatic military actions in Syria and Afghanistan. He has signed rafts of executive actions, unilateral decisions familiar to the former Trump Organization president.
Techradar
9 hours
How does it work? You wear a VR headset for 30 minutes and it feels like five minutes. To anyone who has lost an afternoon (or more) messing around in VR, this will be familiar. Taylor continues, Were just starting to learn about how that works, but it turns out that when it comes to how we understand time and space, our brains are engineered for certain visual cues. And then you get environmental cues, and in virtual reality those cues are gone, they are distorted, theyve changed. And with those cues changing, our brains are not quite sure how to calculate the time. It seems like were just starting to scratch the surface of what VR is capable of, just as movie directors were learning of new ways to wow audiences during the golden age of cinema. We always see new technologies through the prism of the old, says Taylor.
The Iran Project
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Japan Times
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Looking relieved, Maria Sharapova went through her familiar routine of waving to the crowd and blowing kisses after winning her first match on her return ...
Yorkshire Post - Sports
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BBC News 24
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in terms of compensation payments and PPI and the nasty is we are familiar with with banks but the numbers are looking pretty good. On the PPI mis-selling scandal, it's amazing how much it has cost Lloyds, something like £17 billion, that's mega money for them. A huge amount, yes, the estimate for the industry as a whole is £35 billion and banks.
Open Culture
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Earlier today, we sadly learned about the passing of Jonathan Demme , director of The Silence of the Lambs and Stop Making Sense . We’ll have more to say about his contributions to cinema in the morning. But, for now, I want to share a short film, narrated by Demme himself in 2015, called I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!!. Featuring stop motion animation and interviews, the short revisits David Boswell’s 1970s counterculture cartoon, Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman . Perhaps the cartoon never ended up on your radar. But it certainly influenced a number of important creators you’re familiar with. And, happily, you can still pick up copies of Reid Fleming: World’s Toughest Milkman on Amazon or over at the official Reid Fleming web site . Directed by Charlie Tyrell, I Thought I Told You To Shut Up!! will be added to our collection, 1,150 Free Movies Online: Great Classics, Indies, Noir, Westerns, etc.
Techradar
16 hours
And if a call or a text message comes through, an automated Im driving, so I cannot answer at the moment message is sent back to the contactee. The message can be customised users can choose an animated image or edit the default message as they choose. No mention, however, has been made as to how the app works if youre just a passenger. The app is currently in beta and is only available to Dutch users for the time being. If you live in The Netherlands and are keen to give it a whirl, you can sign up here . For anyone else wanting to try the app, an .apk file is also available for download from the SamMobile website . (SamMobile is a fan site and has no official affiliation with Samsung, so we'd advise caution if you're not familiar with sideloading apps in Android.) The full version of the app is expected to be available on the Google Play Store starting mid-May.