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Alexa has a screen with Amazon Echo Show

The idea for a smart digital display isn't new: The Chumby attempted to perform similar functions almost a decade ago, but ultimately the technology wasn't quite there yet. Seattle-based Amazon said the device is based on its Alexa technology. The Amazon Echo Show has a 7-inch touchscreen on the front and the Amazon Alexa voice assistant helps in several functions. Read More »

Morning after with Macron: US-French relations are looking up


UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday congratulated Emmanuel Macron on his election victory and said he hopes to meet with the French president-elect soon. The statistics show the average Le Pen voter is likely to be much younger than the average Macron voter despite Macron winning the most votes in all age categories. Read More »

Moon Jae-in to be sworn in as South Korea's President

Moon also during the morning was expected to visit the National Cemetery in the central city of Daejeon, where the country's independence fighters and war heroes are buried, before returning to capital Seoul around noon to take an oath of office at the National Assembly. Read More »

President Putin congratulates Macron; urges him to overcome mutual distrust


It was also up against sterling and many other major currencies. Analyst Mike Ingram with BGC Partners said: "I think the next crisis in the eurozone or the European Union is very definitely over Brexit". He has promised to unleash entrepreneurial spirits, re-orient the French welfare regime, and prepare people for jobs of the future. Emmanuel Macron's presidential win is a "victory for a strong, unified Europe and for the Franco-German friendship", German Chancellor Angela Merkel's ... Read More »

Amazon Echo Show With Touchscreen Gets Official

The news comes as Amazon releases its latest Alexa device, the Echo Show , and analysts are predicting that Apple could unveil a rival as early as WWDC. However, the introduction of the screen means users are now able to make video calls, play Amazon and YouTube videos, as well as see the lyrics to the songs they're listening to. Read More »

Microsoft's $999 Surface Laptop leaves the hybrid behind for Windows 10 S

As expected, Microsoft launched yesterday, at an event in NY, its Surface Laptop. The new Surface Laptop boasts a 13.5-inch screen, weighs a mere 2.76 pounds and will come in burgundy, cobalt, platinum and gold. Once you've paid up, the Windows 10 S machine will operate just like any other Windows 10 computer, capable of downloading and running any desktop third-party app from the internet. Read More »

ASUS Zenfone 3 Zoom now available in the US for $329


The Taiwanese company revealed details of the smartphone but had not announced the pricing or the availability of the smartphone. The two rear-facing shooters, meanwhile, sport a 25mm wide-angle main lens and "instant" 2.3X optical zoom respectively, the latter without any sort of bumps or added bulk. Read More »

Here's how Apple is making its money outside of iPhone sales

Revenue was $52.9 billion versus $50.5 billion in 2016. Apple announced that in the first quarter of this year sales increased by 5% to $53 billion and net income increased from $10.5 billion to $11.0 billion. "We're really proud to do it". Mac sales grew 4 % to 4.2 million devices. Nonetheless, the expected correction in its share price will create an attractive entry point for new investors, as the company plans to return significant amount to investors through a buyback of $50 ... Read More »

Amazon adds video calling with Echo Show

Echo is available in a handful of countries and continues to expand internationally, which will make the incentive to use Alexa's free calling and messaging even stronger. When is Amazon Alexa calling and messaging available? It provides an always-accessible window into wherever Echo Show is setup. Amazon has just announced the Echo Show , the latest addition to the Echo range of smart home devices. Read More »

Samsung Lifted by Strong Memory Chip Sales


The revenue figure, amounting to 50 trillion won (approx $44 billion), continues to remain flat for this quarter. Samsung suffered an embarrassing recall a year ago of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone over exploding batteries, which cost the firm billions of dollars and dealt a blow to its reputation. Read More »

6 things you need to know about the Amazon Echo Show


Alexa's voice calling feature works more or less how you'd imagine: you ask Alexa to call one of your contacts, and that person's Alexa device will begin ringing. According to estimates by eMarketer , more than 70 percent of the 35.6 million Americans using a voice-enabled speaker will use an Echo device this year. Read More »

Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech cancelled, police prepare for violence

Coulter refused. Now, sans security or a venue, she's withdrawn her plans, calling it "a sad day for free speech" and claiming that "everyone who should believe in free speech fought against it or ran away". He blamed the university and campus police, who have cited credible threats against Coulter and others connected with announced event. Dirks said the escape hatch was really more of a door, adding that it was not for him. Read More »

Tim Cook blames escalating iPhone 8 leaks for fall in iPhone sales

Analysts on average had expected iPhone sales of 52.27 million. The UBS IT hardware analyst said many people are still holding on to their iPhone 6 they purchased in 2015, and are waiting for Apple's next phone. "We are proud to report a strong March quarter, with revenue growth accelerating from the December quarter and continued robust demand for iPhone 7 Plus", said CEO Tim Cook. Read More »

Republicans feel heat for excluding women from health care group


So who's telling the truth? "You didn't answer the question", someone called out. John Thune of South Dakota, speaks to the media after the weekly policy luncheon on Capitol Hill May 2, 2017 in Washington, D.C. By most accounts, this means healthier people are less likely to sign up for insurance. Expect moderate Republicans to take a serious look at how to make sure that people with pre-existing conditions have additional safeguards as they craft their own bill. Read More »

Massive bird-like dinosaur weighing three tons discovered in China


Although the fossil of the infant dinosaur is small, it would have grown into an adult weighing more than 1,000kg. This fleshed-out representation of a pebbly brown reptile, though, was a guess. Scientists believe Baby Louie died probably during a flood, in a ring-shaped nest of the type made by oviraptorosaurs. Determining what an adult animal looked like from an infant can be tricky business. Read More »

Mike Pence Uses Cinco de Mayo Party to Talk Immigration

The French retreated though it would take six more years - and more battles - to convince the French to exit Mexico. Alvarez, says she's not surprised. Goliath story line as motivation in civil rights struggles. President George W. Bush was the first to host the celebration at the White House, which traditionally invites Mexican artists, politicians and activists. Read More »

Sonic Boom Rattles Florida as Unmanned Aircraft Makes Landing


The Air Force's first unmanned re-entry spacecraft, X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle, landed at 1:16 a.m. December 3, 2010, at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. However, the military space plane was designed for an on-orbit time of at least 270 days, which means the X-37B can stay in space for much longer. Previous X37B missions have landed at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Read More »

Democrats assail Comey firing as "Nixonian"

But Trump, Cooper pointed out, had praised Comey for his decision to alert Congress that the FBI was reopening its investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of an email server on october 28, just 11 days before the election. Several months later - and two weeks before the election - Comey again drew criticism for publicly discussing an FBI investigation, particularly one with political implications. Read More »

Tesla Inc (TSLA) Given New $190.00 Price Target at JPMorgan Chase & Co


Relative strength index (RSI-14) for Tesla Motors, Inc. APPL stock's success on the charts has been notable, as well, with the shares up 28.6% heading into today's trading. A number of research firms have commented on TSLA. Goldman Sachs Group Inc reissued a "sell" rating and issued a $187.00 price objective (up previously from $185.00) on shares of Tesla in a research note on Friday, March 17th. Read More »

Born Sundar Pichai is likely highest paid CEO in US

Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet , said , "Our excellent results represent a terrific start to 2017, with revenues up 22 percent versus the first quarter of 2016 and 24 percent on a constant currency basis". That said, advertising continues to be Google's bread and butter. The search engine giants' network members' properties revenues were $4.01 billion, Google advertising revenues were $21.41 billion, Google other revenues were $3.1 billion, Google segment revenues were $24.51 billion. Read More »

Amazon's Echo Show gives Alexa a face quite literally

Talk to family and friends who have an Echo or the Alexa App. ● See lyrics on-screen with Amazon Music. And today, the online retailer unveiled its latest voice-activated, Alexa-powered appliance, the Echo Show . It is the first to support the feature , which is absent in similar devices offered by rivals such as Alphabet Inc's unit Google. "What we're seeing is Amazon using its smart original foray into and early dominance of this space as a beachhead to spread into lots of other areas", ... Read More »

France's Hollande greets Macron in first meeting since victory


I respect them ", he declared, unsmiling. "I know the anger, the anxiety, the doubts that very many of you have also expressed. It is my responsibility to hear them ". Even so, it was a record performance for the National Front, a party whose anti-immigrant policies once made it a pariah, and underlined the scale of the divisions that Macron must now try to heal. Read More »

Rice chides Trump for criticism of judges, media

But I also want to say something about Vladimir Putin and interfering in our elections. Rice didn't fall for any of the liberal hosts' traps though and held her own, even earning the panel's listening ear, something most Republicans don't get when guests on The View . Read More »

Samsung Q1 profit jumps 46% on rebound in chip, phone sales

Samsung, on the other hand, acknowledged the issue, tagging it as a software problem that can be corrected through an upcoming update. The majority of Samsung's first-quarter earnings was generated in the chip-making unit, which posted 6.31 trillion won of operating profit on revenue of 15.66 trillion won. Read More »

Amazon is bringing voice calls to the Echo

As you might expect, the Echo Show is compatible with a range of smart appliances, too, from brands such as "Ring, WeMo, Philips Hue, SmartThings, ecobee, and Wink". The Echo Show is up for pre-order now, available in white or black models, and is shipping to customers from June 28. Amazon also didn't reveal whether it will add Alexa Calling to other devices with Alexa integration, which include anything from TVs to fridges to auto dashboards. Read More »

OnePlus 5 Could Come With Dual Selfie Cameras (Rumor)


Design sketches of the OnePlus 5 have appeared on Weibo, but according to our sources, they show a prototype model rather than the final OnePlus 5 design. There's also what seems to be a dual LED flash. The sketches show a 3.5mm jack at the bottom and pixel- like two tone display. Now, the sketches of the handset have surface online revealing key design elements. Read More »

Wall Street pares gains as energy shares slip

The S&P 500 index showed 38 new 52-week highs and three new lows, while the Nasdaq recorded 96 new highs and 42 new lows. VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short Term Futures ETN: (NYSEARCA:XIV) Designed to track the inverse daily performance of the S&P 500 VIX Short Term Futures Index. Read More »

Trump delaying decision on Paris climate deal


The White House originally said that Trump hoped to decide by the meeting - held in Sicily in late May - whether to pull the USA from the landmark climate pact. In Fairbanks, Alaska, on Thursday, the US will host a ministerial of the eight nation Arctic Council, an event sure to highlight rapid changes to the fastest warming part of the Earth. Read More »

PM Modi congratulates Emmanuel Macron after his French elections victory

Here is some of the reaction to Mr Macron's victory. Bohuslav Sobotka, the Czech prime minister, said that Mr Macron's win is a "positive signal for France, the entire European Union and the Czech Republic". Macron also spoke later to British Prime Minister Theresa May and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, his aides said. Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni tweeted: "Hurrah Macron President!" Outgoing French president Francois Hollande (C) and French president-elect Emmanuel ... Read More »

Climate Change White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

But it risks being sidetracked by mounting uncertainty over the world's No. 2 carbon polluter, with Mr Trump at its helm. There is now a potential that Trump would withdraw America from the Paris Climate Accord. And the decision to participate in next week's United Nations climate talks shouldn't be construed as a sign that Trump has chose to stay in the Paris pact, a State Department official added. Read More »

Microsoft releases emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day bug

This is insane bad. The security bulletin notes that Microsoft hadn't seen any public exploitation of the vulnerability. "Vulnerabilities in MsMpEng are among the most severe possible in Windows, due to the privilege, accessibility, and ubiquity of the service", Tavis Ormandy , one of the Google researchers says. Read More »