Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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Apple's New Space Station Ready for Takeoff


Apple on Wednesday announced that its long-awaited new headquarters, anchored by a 2.8 million square foot mothership building, is near completion. Named “Apple Park,” the complex will make its official debut in April. The 175-acre campus, which falls somewhere between the Pentagon and an Olympic village in terms of size, is the fulfillment of the dream of Apple cofounder Steve Jobs. It will be the new home for more than 12,000 corporate employees. It will take about six months for staff to relocate to the campus.

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Final FCC Set-Top Box Proposal: Free Apps and Integrated Search for All

Remember how earlier this week the rumor mill had it that the FCC’s long-awaited final set-top box proposal was due out this week?

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How to: Set up PS4's new Remote Play feature on Mac

Article Image Sony on Wednesday released a firmware update for its PlayStation 4 console, introducing a long-awaited Remote Play feature that lets gamers use their PC or Mac as a second screen device. AppleInsider shows you how to set it up.

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Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

Article Image Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

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Oculus Rift review roundup: Virtual Reality still trying to get real

Oculus is shipping the long-awaited Rift but it comes with flaws typical of first-gen products, according to initial reviews from major tech sites.

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Why Apple's iPhone SE lacks 3D Touch technology

Article Image Apple on Monday debuted iPhone SE, the long-awaited 4-inch form factor refresh that borrows liberally from iPhone 6 and 6s parts bins to offer consumers a low-cost iPhone option with very few sacrifices. However, the SE is missing one key feature: 3D Touch.

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Google launches dedicated AdWords app for iOS

Article Image Even as Apple’s iAd prepares to sunset, Google has launched a long-awaited iOS app for AdWords — not just AdWords Express — giving people running campaigns through the service a more convenient way of monitoring and managing them.

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New York City gains public gigabit Wi-Fi through first LinkNYC kiosks

Article Image A long-awaited public Wi-Fi initiative, LinkNYC, is now officially live in New York City, providing people within range of the kiosks with free Internet access as well as ports for charging phones and tablets.

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Oculus Rift preorders start at $599, with first units shipping Mar. 28

Article Image Oculus on Wednesday disclosed the long-awaited preorder details of its Oculus Rift VR headset, which will cost $599, and first begin shipping on March 28.

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Vine launches on Apple Watch, adds new content discovery features for iPhone

Article Image Vine on Tuesday released a long-awaited extension of their popular app for Apple Watch, and added a new feature to its iOS app designed to make it easier to surface new content quickly.

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HP, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Go Separate Ways


The long-awaited split of HP’s personal computer and enterprise operations has taken place, and CEO Meg Whitman, who oversaw the transition of the massive, listing ship, clearly faces the most challenging crisis of her career — trying to save a legacy business from being buried by the sands of time and progress. HP, which struggled for more than 15 years to compete in a modern age of mobile computing and cloud services, on Monday began its first official business day as a house divided into two brand new $50 billion enterprises.

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Intel's Big, Bold Skylake Family Bows


Intel on Tuesday introduced its long-awaited 6th Generation Core family, which will include 48 processors. The launch coincides with the migration to Windows 10, which became generally available at the end of July. With Moore’s Law in question, Intel finally made a breakthrough in transitioning from 22nm dies down to 14nm. It took the company about four years to do it. The new 6th Generation Core processors are the best it has ever made, Intel said.
They are lighter, more compact, more powerful and more energy-efficient.

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Google Calendar comes to iPhone, 'Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath' hits Mac

Two significant apps hit Apple’s mobile and desktop operating systems today, as the long-awaited Google Calendar debuted for iPhone and console classic Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath landed on Mac.



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Government proposes rules for routine commercial use of drones

Long-awaited rules to usher in a new era in which small, commercial drones zipping through U.S. skies are a part of everyday life were proposed by the Federal Aviation Administration on Sunday.

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Aaron Sorkin's Steve Jobs film, starring Michael Fassbender, will hit theaters Oct. 9

The long-awaited film based on the authorized biography of Steve Jobs, penned by Academy Award winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin, will hit theaters this fall, on Oct. 9.



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Microsoft Outlook debuts as free download for iPhone, iPad

Microsoft on Thursday released its long-awaited Outlook client for iOS, giving both iPhone and iPad owners the ability to access a unified view of email calendar, contacts, and attachments.



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Virtual reality comes to the desktop, thanks to HP and Zspace

Zspace display at work with artist conception of user experience -- courtesy of Zspace
HP and Zspace have partnered to make the long-awaited vision of desktop-ready Virtual Reality come to market. Their Zvr display allows accurate and lifelike manipulation of virtual objects and will be available this spring.

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