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"Just like how the iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod will reinvent music in our homes", said Apple SVP for Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller. If that doesn't happen before the speaker launches later this year, however, the two colors Apple has picked are at least subtle and non-offending.
Where Apple hopes to stand out in its late entry to the smart speaker market, however, is by putting extra emphasis on the speaker part of the equation.
It is supremely odd that the technology industry's most revered gadget maker, Apple Inc., responded Monday to a tech device first introduced by a relative gadget lightweight, Amazon. Say you're cooking and you have more than a few different things going that need to be checked on but all at different times. For whatever reason, though, both Amazon's Echo and Google Homecompletely missed out on this feature, but now Amazon is adding it. It's not clear whether Apple will turn a profit on the device when it officially hits the market later this year.
After some setup, Alexa can order a pizza from Domino's, while Siri cannot get a pie because food delivery is not - so far - one of the categories of apps that Apple has opened up to Siri.
Some of the most popular apps, such as Facebook, Instagram and Sanpchat, don't cost anything.
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
You can now ask for translations using Siri - Chinese, French, German, Italian and English get translation first. For developers, iOS 11 also brings in a wider development kit for integrating Siri deeper in third-party apps.
Predators reach 1st Stanley Cup Final, oust Ducks in 6 games
Watson's third this postseason deflected off the left skate of Anaheim defenseman Brandon Montour just 81 seconds into the game. They'll be cleaning out their lockers at Honda Center on Thursday while the Predators prepare for the Cup Final.
Taking direct aim at services like those provided by PayPal Holdings Inc, Apple also debuted peer-to-peer payments for Apple Pay in which users will be able to send money through the Messages app on iPhones. This week, this included "Minecraft: Pocket" and a new version of "Goat Simulator", an oddball game that's exactly what its name sounds like.
It also combats the competitive threat from Google's and Amazon's connected speakers: Those don't support Apple services like Apple Music, which brings in $10 in revenue per user each month. Like the AmazonEcho and Google Home, the HomePod will play music while also helping people to manage their lives and homes.
Rather than exclusively competing with products like the Amazon Echo and Google Home, Apple is positioning HomePod as a hybrid product that does more.
Amazon just unveiled a version of Echo with a camera, touch-screen display and video-calling capabilities. Siri will also be able to create a shared Up Next queue with everyone in the home.
The secret sauce behind Amazon's smart speakers is Alexa, the company's virtual personal assistant that can answer questions, order products from Amazon, and even control smart home devices like thermostats, light bulbs, and plenty more.
Kleist dominated from there as after Amber Serrett's single to open the fifth, she retired the final nine batters to end the game. All I wanted to do was just put the ball in play, come into the right side, and just give my team a chance to score".
His career total in all competitions now stands at 600, a record 108 of which have come in the Champions League. Bale scored one of Madrid's goals in the 2014 final, when it defeated Atletico Madrid 4-1 in extra time.
And while German politicians sided with Merkel, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel signalled it was time for cooler heads to prevail. Speaking at a CSU campaign rally, Merkel said: "The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out.
IndyCar will conclude its only doubleheader of races Sunday on Belle Isle . "The No. 26 vehicle was a rocket ship", Sato said. James Hinchcliffe finished third, Josef Newgarden placed fourth and Alexander Rossi finished out the top five for the race.
At the same time , Golden State will hope Klay Thompson will break out of his shooting slump after an unproductive series opener. These are very different teams, but we'd be silly to count out the Cavs at this point in the series . "That's what they do".
Asked whether he considers the current unrest in Kashmir as very alarming, Singh said there were such situations in the past too. Honestly speaking, we want this permanent solution by taking Kashmiri people into confidence.
Music sensation Rihanna sat courtside for the Warriors' rout of the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of the NBA Finals. James responded sarcastically when a reporter asked him what would happen if the team didn't defend home court.
Grande enlisted some of music's biggest names for the benefit concert, including Justin Bieber , Katy Perry and Liam Gallagher. Ariana Grande made an emotional return to the stage at a tribute concert to the victims of the Manchester terror attack.
Last year's champions Barcelona finished second on 90 points after coming from two goals down to beat Eibar 4-2 at home. Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. "I can't complain about our team", Luis Enrique said.
Edgbaston recorded an attendance of 24,156, which is the highest recorded at any India versus Pakistan match at any venue . Did anything not go India's way against Pakistan? Yuvraj smashed 53 off 32 balls, while Kohli made 81 off 68 deliveries.
He reportedly has met with Comey to discuss the probe, and Comey reportedly sought his approval to testify before lawmakers. Mueller, respected for his independence and thoroughness, has so far been silent about taking over the investigations.
The groups were separated by a line of heavily armed officers from local and federal police agencies in protective body armor. It does not stop with one person. "We need to be smart, vigilant and tough", he tweeted out. "Today could be a great start".
British PM, rival face angry voters as election nears
In contrast, Mr Corbyn's rating has risen by 18 points although he continues to lag well behind the Prime Minister on minus 15%. A YouGov opinion poll on Wednesday also showed the Conservatives' lead had narrowed to a fresh low of 3 points.
It was probably one of our worst bowling displays: Smith
Australia skipper Steve Smith was displeased with his team's effort in the field in their rained off clash with New Zealand . David Warner of Australia heads back to the pavillion after being dismissed by Trent Boult for 18 runs.
Apple watchOS 4 will bring new watchfaces, including Siri
Native sleep tracking software has so far been missing on the Apple Watch range, despite its popularity among rival devices. All three will get their very own watch face, complete with the character fully animated for your enjoyment.
Bahrain cuts diplomatic ties to Qatar as Gulf rift deepens
There was no immediate Qatari reaction to the announcements, but it has denied supporting terrorism or Iran in the past. It wasn't immediately clear how that would affect Qatar Airways , one of the region's major long-haul carriers.
Grande: 'Manchester, we're gonna be alright.'
She appeared emotional as she performed " Be Alright " and " Break Free ". " Manchester , we're gonna be all right", she yelled. The concert is being broadcast in Britain by the BBC, which said networks in 38 other countries will also broadcast the show.
Who SHOULD win the Fatal 5-Way at WWE Extreme Rules?
When Asuka retained the NXT Women's title against Bianca Blair at a show on May 14, the win improved her WWE record to 174-0. It's going to be a high-action match fought under Extreme Rules stipulations - which means that absolutely anything goes.
'Wonder Woman' conquers milestone with $100.5 million debut
With Wonder Woman , Patty Jenkins was looking to make a movie that was about more than just a superhero saving the day. If you were hoping an extended edition of Wonder Woman will be released in the future, you might end up disappointed.
South Korea's Kim claims 5th LPGA title
Meanwhile, Wie thrilled fans early in Sunday's final round with four birdies in her first five holes. She won in 2012 and 2014 at Stockton Seaview. "But I just feel so good and I feel all the support".
Clayton Kershaw Records 2000th Career Strikeout
Jose Urena (3-2) is scheduled to start Friday for the Miami Marlins against Patrick Corbin (4-5) and the Arizona Diamondbacks. He's got really good stuff. "It didn't feel great after it happened, I just tried to muscle through".