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Who doesn’t like to be updated on the latest happenings right? We do too and in order to let you in on the action, we took the liberty of gathering the top news in technology and giving it to you. So off we go –

  1. Siri Smart Speaker

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After intense competition from Google’s Home and Amazon’s Echo, Apple has decided to launch its own smart speaker in the market that will directly work with its line of products. Rumours have it that folks over at Apple are developing the speaker along the lines of Amazon Echo except it will be fully integrated with their voice assistant Siri which can be able to do a host of features like receive voice commands, play music, give latest updates etc.

Other rumored features include the speaker having a completely different speaker and microphone system, unlike any other rival. The speaker might also include the renowned ‘Beats’ speaker tech that has already established a repertoire for being quality. Apple has given no indication on what will the speaker be called or any other details but we are hoping it comes out quick and sure gives heavy fire to Google Home & Amazon Echo.

 

  1. Intel Announces i8 Core Processor

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Earlier this week Intel announced a new line of processors called the Core X which are aimed as a direct competition to the rival company AMD’s Ryzen processor. The Core X generation offers many models which begin from Core i5-7640X (4 cores, 4 threads) and go all the way to the massive 18 core beast the Intel Core i9 which in itself will have many models having 10, 16 and 18 cores with 16 threads. This marks a new era in computing as this kind of performance has never been seen before. The Core X family will have new Turbo Boost 3.0 which will significantly boost the processor’s performance and multitasking capabilities. VR Support, 4K, 8K and high-end animations will also be possible while gamers will have the advantage of gaming and doing demanding processor jobs side by side. This is a brave move by Intel and surely shows promise in the near future.

 

  1. Ethiopia Shuts Down Nationwide Internet Access Midst Exams

Talk about taking exams seriously. Ethiopia has reportedly shut down the Internet for everyone in the country because the students are in the middle of their annual exams. This move comes after many papers were leaked online last year. However, this isn’t the first time students have been devoid of the net. This is actually the third time in 12 months that Ethiopia has blocked off net access to everyone in the country amidst fears of exam papers leaking again. We just hope this period is over quick so everyone can go back to binge watching TV shows!

 

  1. Android Co-Founder Launches Phone

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Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin’s company ‘Essential’ has launched a new phone that is aimed at redefining the meaning of smartphones. Teased in March, the phone is finally here for retail and it is already turning a lot of heads. The design of the phone is so that it matches the current trend in the market with a sleek finish and a smooth body in the mix. The phone features an edge to edge display much like the new Galaxy S8 with QHD Resolution (2560X1312). The display covers the entire plateau of the phone with just the front camera taking up minimal space right in the middle of the top. The phone is primarily made out of Titanium and Ceramic.

The device comes armed with the latest Snapdragon 835 processor with 4GB RAM and 128GB internal storage but with no news whether it is expandable or not. The cameras on the phone feature a dual 13MP setup of lenses on the back and 8MP on the front with fingerprint sensor right with the rear cameras. Both the cameras support recording up to 4K and high-resolution capture. Powering this all is 3040 mAh battery. All that’s left is now to wait for the reviews and see if it stands tall.

 

  1. Elon Musk Quits Trump’s Advisory Panel

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In an expected move Tesla CEO Elon Musk has quit US President Donald Trump’s business advisory panel after the latter decided to pull the country out of the Paris Climate Accord. Trump created the advisory panel to ensure the private sector would work hand in hand with the public for efficient functioning but has failed to maintain peace between the two. The Paris Climate Accord was a series of agreements between countries in the global nexus that aimed to take measures to protect the environment. However, Trump disregarded the accord claiming that global warming is nothing more than a Chinese conspiracy. Musk has no plans to join the board back as he announced his resignation on Twitter saying he will quit if the US pulls out of the agreement.

 

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