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The research firm eMarketer says than 35 million people in the USA are expected to use a voice-activated speaker at least once a month this year, more than double its estimate from last year. Currently, Apple's smart speaker does not have anything unique to give it an edge over the other two, as well as justify the higher price tag. ApplePromotional image for HomePod - Apple's newest home speaker.
  • New Homo Sapiens Fossils Are The Oldest Yet

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    Professor Rainer Grün, director of the leading Australian Research Centre for Human Evolution (ARCHE), was among an worldwide research team that dated fossils discovered at the archaeological site of Jebel Irhoud, Morocco. The fossils from Jebel Irhoud display a modern-looking face and teeth, and a large but more archaic-looking braincase, they said. This fits with genetic analysis showing a series of mutations in the modern human lineage, compared to Neanderthals and Denisovans, in genes ...
  • Apple says payouts from App Store total $70 billion

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    Though the WWDC is primarily for developers, this year's conference seems to be more about hardware. There is some evidence to back this claim. Will Android surpass Apple in app purchases as well? We'll be reporting live from the event starting at 10 a.m.
  • Iran rejects Trump's comments on Tehran attacks

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    According the official website of the ministry the attackers were affiliated with "Wahhabi and Takfiri" groups, which took part in ISIS crimes in Mosul city of Iraq and Raqqah in Syria. The two attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State and they have vowed to increase their targets. A statement issued Wednesday evening stopped short of alleging direct Saudi involvement but called it "meaningful" that the attacks followed Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia , where he strongly asserted ...
  • Drops 'Kwon Ji Yong' Comeback Album; Gears For 'Act III

    Drops 'Kwon Ji Yong' Comeback Album; Gears For 'Act III

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    G-Dragon of Big Bang returned with a new solo album Thursday evening, amid ongoing controversy surrounding bandmate T.O.P, who has been indicted on allegations of marijuana use. On June 8, YG Entertainment revealed a photograph of a USB drive with G-Dragon's basic information written on it, saying " Kwon Ji Yong , blood type A, 8/18/1988".
  • India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space

    India hopes new rocket can carry humans into space

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    Right now, those who can launch three-ton payloads include the United States, Russia, China, Japan and the European Space Agency, and now India. In February, ISRO's PSLV rocket which carried an astounding 104 satellites to space, sent back a selfie.
  • Can Apple's (AAPL) HomePod Outmuscle Amazon and Google?

    Can Apple's (AAPL) HomePod Outmuscle Amazon and Google?

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    Tapping Apple's Siri digital assistant , such a speaker is expected to serve as a butler as well as an outlet for listening to music. Sadly, one did not surface - until now. I know, I know, it's only 50 million. HomePod is also slightly more expensive than both the Amazon Echo and Google Home, retailing at $349. Google, meanwhile, previewed new speaker features such as hands-free phone calling during its software conference last month .
  • Claims for US jobless benefits fall by 10000 to 245000

    Claims for US jobless benefits fall by 10000 to 245000

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    Economists had been expecting a bigger drop to 240,000. The four-week moving average increased to 242,000 from a revised 239,750 previously. The four-week average is considered more reliable as it smooths out sharp fluctuations in the more volatile weekly figures, giving a more accurate picture of the health of the labour market.
  • ISRO successfully launches heaviest rocket GSLV Mark III

    ISRO successfully launches heaviest rocket GSLV Mark III

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    India Monday scripted history as it successfully launched its heaviest home-made rocket GSLV MkIII-D1 billed as the "Naughty boy" of Space Agency ISRO carrying communication satellite GSAT-19. They nicknamed it as 'Fat Boy.' When we compare it to the previous launch vehicles, it can launch a four-tonne communication satellite into a higher orbit.
  • Novak Djokovic stunned by Dominic Thiem at French Open

    Novak Djokovic stunned by Dominic Thiem at French Open

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    The world No. 4 saw compatriot Pablo Carreno Busta retire during their match on Philippe-Chatrier, while Thiem destroyed Djokovic out on Suzanne-Lenglen. Last month he then parted company with his long-term coaching team of Marian Vajda, fitness coach Gebhard Phil Gritsch and physio Miljan Amanovic, saying he needed to try and rediscover his spark.
  • Capital One National Association Raises Stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA)

    Capital One National Association Raises Stake in Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (FOXA)

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    Creative Planning now owns 4,188 shares of the company's stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 144 shares during the period. A number of other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the stock. If the average volume is low then the liquidity is low which means it is hard to buy or sell the stock as there are fewer buyers or sellers of the stock.