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Questionable Rumor Claims Siri iCloud Integration and Contextual Learning Coming in iOS 11

MacRumor News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:14
Siri is set to gain contextual learning abilities and deep integration with iMessage and iCloud in iOS 11, according to an unverified rumor shared by Israeli site The Verifier.

Citing information "received directly from the development teams based in Israel and the U.S.", the site says Siri's AI codebase will receive a major update that will enable it to learn a user's usage habits, similar to abilities claimed by Samsung for its new virtual assistant Bixby.

The upgrade is said to extend Siri's capabilities beyond its current limited command pool by stacking multiple queries and offering different actions depending on the context. For example, Siri's integration into iMessage means it will be able to offer suggestions relevant to the ongoing conversation, such as where to dine out, how to get there, and one-step Uber taxi booking.

In addition, the claim is that Siri's integration with iCloud will enable it to identify meaningful connections between the various devices associated with an Apple ID account and offer practicable actions that crisscross Mac and iOS systems.

Moreover, Apple will embed Siri deeper into the Apple TV and Apple Watch experience, with significant updates to tvOS and watchOS. Advanced Siri abilities are also said to extend to a "smart clock" feature, although no other details were given.

The Verifier does not have an established track record for accurate rumors, making it unclear how reliable the information is, while the iMessage features described above can already be found in published Apple patents. Previously the site said that group FaceTime calls will be introduced in iOS 11, but so far we've been unable to corroborate the claim.

Details of what's in store for iOS 11 have been scant in general, but it is expected to be released with new iPhones in the fall of 2017, while a preview of the new software could come at the Worldwide Developers Conference 2017 held in June.

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Beat the rush: upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update RTM right now!

Beta News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:09
A week ago saw the release of Build 15063 of Windows 10 and just a few days later we learned that this is in fact the RTM build of Windows 10 Creators Update that will start to roll out in April. While the roll out starts next month, it is expected to take some time to reach everyone, but there's no need to wait! There are a couple of ways you can upgrade to Windows 10 Creators Update right now -- you can either download the ISOs that Microsoft has made available, or you can use the Update Assistant tool… [Continue Reading]
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IKEA launches affordable smart lighting range

Beta News - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:04
Love it or hate it, Swedish home furnishing brand IKEA has a strong track record of providing affordable, well-designed home wares with unpronounceable names. The company is now moving into smart lighting with a range of remotely controlled energy-efficient LED bulbs, lighting panels and doors. There's also an app which allows you to personalize and control your lighting from your smartphone. IKEA is aiming to make smart lighting affordable and accessible to the masses. The new range is a plug-and-play solution, meaning that there is no need for hardwiring as customers can simply switch their traditional lightbulbs for a TRÅDFRI… [Continue Reading]
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Mobile network Three inks Cisco Jasper deal, eyes the IoT market

The Register - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:01
It's a connected land grab of things

Mobile operator Three has announced a deal with Cisco Jasper, the switchzilla's newly acquired IoT arm.…

GameStop To Close At Least 150 Stores Due To Poor Q4 Sales

Slashdot.org - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 12:00
GameStop announced last week that it will be closing more than 150 of its stores globally due to "weak sales of certain AAA titles and aggressive console promotions by other retailers." The chain also mentioned it "anticipates that it will close between two percent to three percent of its global store footprint" in 2017. Nintendo Wire reports: The Q4 window is often the high point of video game sales, yet despite the launch of new hardware in the PlayStation 4 Pro and a few major releases, it wasn't enough in the company's eyes. Despite this, GameStop still plans on opening 100 stores in 2017 which will likely focus more on non-gaming business, such as the Spring Mobile brand and vinyl collectibles. GameStop CEO Paul Raines said in a statement: "The video game category was weak, particularly in the back half of 2016, as the console cycle ages. Looking at 2017, Technology Brands and Collectibles are expected to generate another year of strong growth, and new hardware innovation in the video game category looks promising." You can view GameStop's 2016 earnings report here.

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TV-Schauspielerin: Christine Kaufmann ist tot

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:57
Die Theater- und Fernsehschauspielerin Christine Kaufmann ist tot. Die 72-Jährige sei in der Nacht zum Dienstag gestorben, teilte ihr Management mit.

Kreative Bewerbungen: Mein Leben in Bildern

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:56
Eine Zeichnung ersetzt das Porträtbild, vier Sterne symbolisieren ein "Sehr gut": Mit kreativ gestalteten Lebensläufen wollen Bewerber aus der Masse hervorstechen. Aber das kann auch schiefgehen.

Sammelabschiebung: Erneut abgelehnte Asylbewerber in Afghanistan gelandet

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:55
Ein Abschiebeflug aus Deutschland ist in Kabul eingetroffen. Zum vierten Mal seit Dezember sind damit abgelehnte Asylbewerber in ihr Heimatland gebracht worden.

Dallas Mavericks: Kaum noch Hoffnung auf die Playoffs

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:54
Es läuft nicht bei den Dallas Mavericks: Das NBA-Team um den deutschen Superstar Dirk Nowitzki droht, die Playoffs zu verpassen. Gegen Oklahoma kassierten die Mavs bereits die 42. Niederlage der Saison.

Trumps Russland-Kontakte: Demokraten fordern Absetzung von Ausschusschef Nunes

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:53
Devin Nunes soll als Ausschusschef die Ermittlungen zu den Russland-Kontakten von Trumps Wahlkampfteam leiten - dabei hat er enge Verbindungen zum Präsidenten. Führende Demokraten werfen ihm Befangenheit vor.

Vermeintlicher Auftritt einer Sängerin: Lorde of the Dance

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:50
Für eine Tanzveranstaltung in Auckland war ein "super ultra besonderer Gast" angekündigt. Es kam Sängerin Lorde, dachten die Gäste. Dann kam ein Tweet aus London.

Crash von Uber-Fahrzeug: Überlasst den Robotern das Autofahren

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:49
Jeder Crash eines Roboterautos nährt die Angst vor dem automatisierten Fahren. Doch der jüngste Unfall eines Uber-Fahrzeugs zeigt gerade, dass wir noch viel stärker auf solche Technik setzen müssen.

Machtkampf mit Putin: EuGH bestätigt EU-Sanktionen gegen russische Firmen

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:48
Europas Sanktionen gegen Russlands Firmen bleiben bestehen. Der Europäische Gerichtshof hat eine entsprechende Klage des Ölkonzerns Rosneft abgewiesen.

Hongkong: Anklage gegen Anführer der Demokratiebewegung erhoben

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:46
Die Polizei in Hongkong hat nach der Auswahl der neuen Regierungschefin ihr Vorgehen gegen die Opposition verschärft. Sie nahm Anführer der "Regenschirm-Bewegung" fest, Ihnen droht eine mehrjährige Haftstrafe.

Zugunsten der Industrie: Trump will Obamas Klimapolitik zurückdrehen

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:46
Donald Trump will einen Teil der Umweltauflagen seines Vorgängers lockern oder streichen. Es geht um Regeln für die Kohleförderung und das Fracking. Die geplanten Änderungen helfen vor allem der Industrie.

Geborgene Fähre: Offenbar sterbliche Überreste an Bord der "Sewol" gefunden

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:45
Mehrere Opfer des "Sewol"-Untergangs werden noch immer vermisst. Nun haben Einsatzkräfte an Bord des Wracks der Fähre sterbliche Überreste gefunden.

Making business value the object of the exercise

The Register - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:44
Beyond Big Data

Promo On 27 April at 11am we're broadcasting live with a studio full of experts focused on the challenges of data-enabled workflow - that is the notion of integrating data into business workflows to improve performance and increase competitive advantage.…

Technische Probleme bei SPIEGEL ONLINE: Alles, was heute Morgen fehlte

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:44
Technische Probleme bei einem Dienstleister haben SPIEGEL ONLINE am Dienstagmorgen mehrere Stunden lahmgelegt. Hier sind die Nachrichten, die wir in dieser Zeit nicht melden konnten.

Sinkende Ausfuhren: Deutsche Exporteure leiden unter Brexit-Votum

Spiegel Online - Tue, 03/28/2017 - 11:43
Der bevorstehende Brexit schadet der deutschen Exportbilanz. In manchen Branchen sind die Ausfuhren nach Großbritannien um bis zu ein Fünftel eingebrochen.
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