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iMac Pro tipped to feature always-on ‘Hey Siri’, A10 Fusion chip

iMac Pro tipped to feature always-on ‘Hey Siri’, A10 Fusion chip

While we don't have an official release date just yet, Apple's new iMac Pro is still due for release before the year's end. With that window quickly closing, a few interesting details about Apple's high-end desktop have begun to surface thanks to developers getting their hands on the BridgeOS 2.0 software. Namely, it appears the iMac Pro will feature an A10 Fusion chip as a co-processor, and that it will be able to support an always-on "Hey Siri" setting.

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Apple’s HomePod delay is the right decision

Apple’s HomePod delay is the right decision

Apple may be missing the holiday shopping season by delaying its HomePod until 2018, but that decision could pay dividends if it makes Siri a better assistant. The smart speaker was due to launch in the US, UK, and Australia in December 2017, having been announced back in June alongside the iMac Pro at WWDC. Today, it conceded it will "need a little more time" before HomePod is ready for public consumption.

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New Apple HomePod could add iPhone X’s Face ID

New Apple HomePod could add iPhone X’s Face ID

Apple's HomePod smart speaker isn't even on Apple Store shelves yet, but whispers about the next-generation model are already getting us intrigued. The Siri-powered speaker was unveiled earlier this year, as Apple's alternative to Amazon's Echo and Google's Home. However, while this first-generation HomePod focuses predominantly on music, its successor could use the same technology that powers Face ID on the iPhone X to be far more useful.

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Do I really need Alexa or Google Home or Siri?

Do I really need Alexa or Google Home or Siri?

In the future, artificial intelligence and machine learning will allow us to be happy. We'll have everything we need before we need it, and all of our favorite products will be shipped without having to head to the store - or even leave the house at all. That's the future Amazon is trying to sell - Google and Apple, too, in different ways. Do we have a choice in this future - do we even want to choose?

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Apple dumps Bing for Google

Apple dumps Bing for Google

Apple is making a small yet important change to the way search works on iOS, Mac, and Siri today. When you perform a web search within Siri, iOS Search, or Spotlight on Mac, you'll now see results from Google, as Apple has made it the new default search provider. Previously, the default search engine those services used was Bing from Microsoft.

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Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge review: ‘Siri, open my garage door’

Chamberlain MyQ Home Bridge review: ‘Siri, open my garage door’

If Apple has its way, your entire home will someday be Siri-enabled. Between its various hardware options like the iPhone, Apple Watch and (soon) HomePod, the underlying software that is HomeKit can make your entire home controllable via voice. For many of us, the garage is a daily use portal, which makes it ripe for disruption via Siri. The underlying question is whether or not that’s even a good idea. Instead of wondering, we decided to find out using Chamberlain’s new MyQ Home Bridge.

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Alexa, Siri are easily hacked, you won’t even hear it coming

Alexa, Siri are easily hacked, you won’t even hear it coming

Voice-controlled smart assistants are all the rage these days. Just look back at IFA 2017 to see how many devices were proud to announce support for Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple Siri (via HomeKit). They are admittedly pretty convenient and powerful, but those same strengths might actually be their Achilles’ heel as well. Chinese researchers have demonstrated that Alexa, Siri, Cortana, and Google Assistant can be easily told to do things without the knowledge, much less permission, of their owners. All by saying commands that no human can actually hear.

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Elgato Eve Aqua lets you control your garden hose with Siri

Elgato Eve Aqua lets you control your garden hose with Siri

Apple's Siri connectivity to smart home devices is getting a real boost with Elgato's latest collection of devices. Included in the mix is Eve Thermo, Eve Lock, Eve Window Guard, Eve Smoke, and Eve Aqua. The only one of these coming to the United States as of now is the the Eve Aqua, a device that allows you to control your hose's release of water.

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ECOXGEAR EcoLantern charges phones, plays music, uses Siri and Google Assistant

ECOXGEAR EcoLantern charges phones, plays music, uses Siri and Google Assistant

The folks at ECOXGEAR have created a lantern that's extremely bright, charges smartphones, and has a bottle opener at its base. This device is the ECOXGEAR EcoLantern, and it's also able to connect to your smartphone and speak to you using the iPhone's Siri or Androids' OK Google (Google Assistant). Speakers and waterproofing and lighting and etcetera in tow, this lantern is aimed directly at the "I need one device to do ALL of this stuff whenever I need it" market.

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The ROCKxSIRI takes us through Dwayne Johnson’s bucket list

The ROCKxSIRI takes us through Dwayne Johnson’s bucket list

Apple has been making some rather strange entertainment ventures lately that will have you questioning its sanity. The Planet of the Apps has probably become the butt of jokes as far as “reality” TV shows go. That, however, hasn’t stopped Apple from trying to pull in big Hollywood names for its out of this world concepts. And this time, it’s almost literal. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is starring in his most adrenaline-pumping, high-octane short film and he has teamed up with the best co-star ever: Siri.

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Apple’s HomePod sounds terrific – but the Siri Speaker has a big issue

Apple’s HomePod sounds terrific – but the Siri Speaker has a big issue

Surprise: the HomePod may be Apple's physical embodiment of Siri, but there Cupertino firm would really rather you think of the smart speaker as a music system first and foremost. Described as a blend of Sonos and Amazon Echo during the WWDC 2017 keynote, here Siri is really the gateway rather than the main event.

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Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

Siri Speaker up close: this is Apple HomePod

This morning Apple revealed the HomePod, their first "home speaker" - or Siri Speaker, if you prefer. This device has the same processor as the most modern iPhone, no display, and a much more powerful set of speakers than an iPhone. It needs to be plugged in to a physical wall socket and it's able to do a litany of tasks if you ask it - through Siri, of course. Today we're having a closer look at Apple official.

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