Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

51-60 results from 1000 for query «speaker»

August 23, 2017 6:35 AM Walmart Partners Google to Launch Voice-Activated Shopping

Walmart is diving into voice-activated shopping. But unlike online leader Amazon, it's not doing it alone. The world's largest retailer said Wednesday it's working with Google to offer hundreds of thousands of items from laundry detergent to Legos for voice shopping through Google Assistant. The capability will be available in late September. It's Google's 57

August 22, 2017 6:11 AM Samsung voice assistant Bixby is launched in Australia

ALMOST four months after Samsung unveiled its voice assistant, Bixby, Australians are finally getting the chance to use it. Just don’t ask it whether you need a brolly to take a gander at the local servo — it’s not yet ready for Aussie slang. The South Korean tech giant officially launched the delayed software on its latest smartphones in Australia today 38

August 22, 2017 4:08 AM Megan McArdle: Trump disgusts Republicans. What are they going to do?

President Donald Trump has been widely and appropriately condemned for reacting to the horror in Charlottesville, Virginia, with remarks about “both sides,” and for comparing Confederate generals to George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, and for reacting to white supremacist terrorism by saying “there is another side.” Sure, I’ve been critical of the left’s 60

August 19, 2017 2:05 PM Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked Event: Where And How To Watch It

With the Galaxy Note 8 Unpacked event on the horizon, many fans of Android devices will be wondering how to watch this unfold. Such big product launches are perennially broadcast over the Internet nowadays, and this latest Unpacked conference is no different. As the Galaxy Note 8 is the successor to be rather unfortunate Galaxy Note 7, there is undoubtedly 59

August 16, 2017 5:50 PM How to make phone calls with Google Home

It’s more flexible than making calls with Amazon’s Alexa Google’s smart speaker can now pull double duty as a phone for voice calls. The company just confirmed that it’s rolling out Google Home’s calling feature in the US and Canada beginning today. Users can dial anyone in their contacts and local businesses for free — so long as the call recipient 105

August 8, 2017 10:26 AM South Africa's President Zuma faces no-confidence vote

South Africa's President Zuma faces a motion of no-confidence as MPs vote in a secret ballot shortly. The parliament's speaker, Baleka Mbete, made the decision to hold the vote in secret after opposition parties took the case to the Constitutional Court. They believe MPs from the governing African National Congress (ANC) would be more likely to vote against 70

August 8, 2017 8:04 AM Weakened South Africa president faces new no-confidence vote by Parliament

PRETORIA, South Africa — South African President Jacob Zuma is set to learn Tuesday whether he still enjoys the blind loyalty of his African National Congress as Parliament gears up for an unprecedented secret ballot vote of no-confidence on his rule. While Zuma has survived at least five parliamentary votes to remove him from office since becoming president 101

August 8, 2017 1:24 AM Google employee's memo triggers another crisis for a tech industry struggling to diversify

When Google realized in 2013 it had a diversity problem, it followed the corporate playbook by introducing workshops to train employees about hidden biases. But four years later — and after sending three-quarters of its 70,000 employees through sensitivity training — the Mountain View tech giant is now reeling after a male employee circulated a memo arguing 108

August 7, 2017 3:38 PM Everything we know about Google's upcoming smartphone, the Pixel 2

While that's a great deal, you might want to hold off — we could be expecting the Pixel's successor within the next few months. If you want the latest and greatest at all times, you may want to wait a little while, especially if Google's Pixel discounts aren't as steep as you hoped. Overall, it looks like we can expect some decent improvements in the Pixel 28

August 4, 2017 8:31 PM Apple Plans to Release a Cellular-Capable Watch to Break iPhone Ties

Apple Inc. is planning to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, a move designed to reduce the device’s reliance on the iPhone, people familiar with the matter said. Currently, Apple requires its smartwatch to be connected wirelessly to an iPhone to stream music, download directions in maps, and send messages 64