Tag Archives: 2019

Smart speaker sales on pace to increase 50 percent by 2019

It seems Amazon didn’t know what it had on its hands when it released the first Echo in late-2014. The AI-powered speaker formed the foundation of the next been moment in consumer electronics. Those devices have helped mainstream consumer AI and open the door to wide-scale adoption of connected home products.  New numbers from NPD, naturally, don’t show any sign ...

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Smart speaker sales on pace to increase 50 percent by 2019

It seems Amazon didn’t know what it had on its hands when it released the first Echo in late-2014. The AI-powered speaker formed the foundation of the next been moment in consumer electronics. Those devices have helped mainstream consumer AI and open the door to wide-scale adoption of connected home products.  New numbers from NPD, naturally, don’t show any sign ...

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Trump delays second Putin summit for 2019 over 'Russia witch hunt' – Bolton

US President Donald Trump has decided to postpone the next meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin until sometime in 2019, after the ‘Russia witch hunt’ ends, national security adviser John Bolton said. “The president believes that the next bilateral meeting with President Putin should take place after the Russia witch hunt is over, so we’ve agreed that it will be ...

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Russia extends counter-sanctions against US, EU & allies through 2019

President Vladimir Putin has signed a law extending the embargo against countries that have imposed sanctions against Russia. Restrictions will be in force until the end of next year. Read more The government is instructed to take all measures necessary to implement the decree. The document came into force on the day of signing, on July 12. In August 2014, ...

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Fly me to the moon: Tickets to space going on sale in 2019

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos will start selling passenger tickets for trips into space as early as next year, according to Blue Origin, the space-tourism startup owned by the billionaire. The company expects its New Shepard suborbital vehicle to carry the first space tourists to orbit in 2019, according to Blue Origin Senior Vice President Rob Meyerson. The top manager hasn’t ...

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Russian government approves raising of retirement age starting 2019

Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev has announced a plan to raise retirement age by eight years for women by 2034 and by five years for men by 2028, adding that this was an unavoidable measure due to the increasing numbers of pensioners. The bill, which was on Thursday approved for drafting in the parliament by the government, provides for a step-by ...

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Kalashnikov-designed motorcycle to join Putin’s motorcade in 2019

A convoy motorcycle designed by the Kalashnikov company is set to join President Putin’s official motorcade by 2019 after completing its trials, according to the head of Rostec – the company in charge of manufacturing the vehicle. “We have shown the prototype, and our current goal is to create a truly innovative product, in accordance with all safety regulations,” Sergei ...

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New ICBM in 2020, hypersonic glider in 2019: Putin outlines nuclear deployment plans

The Russian military is expected to deploy the Sarmat ICBM in 2020 and the Avangard hypersonic glider warhead in 2019, according to Vladimir Putin. He described both weapons as essential for future nuclear deterrence. Read more The deadline for the deployment of the two weapon systems was confirmed by the Russian president on Friday during a meeting with defense officials ...

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Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows

A year ago, I visited the Apple campus in Cupertino to figure out where the hell the new Mac Pro was. I joined a round-table discussion with Apple SVPs and a handful of reporters to get the skinny on what was taking so long. The answer, it turns out, was that Apple had decided to start completely over with the ...

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Apple’s 2019 Mac Pro will be shaped by workflows

A year ago, I visited the Apple campus in Cupertino to figure out where the hell the new Mac Pro was. I joined a round-table discussion with Apple SVPs and a handful of reporters to get the skinny on what was taking so long. The answer, it turns out, was that Apple had decided to start completely over with the ...

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