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‘Black lies’: Deputy Duma speaker slams Lithuanian president’s ‘Russian threat’ claims

Deputy speaker of the Russian Lower House has described the Lithuanian president’s warning about looming Russian military aggression as “black lies” and called for an end to irresponsible and false political games. Russian MP Irina Yarovaya issued her comment after Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite alleged in a recent interview with Der Spiegel magazine that the likelihood of a Russian invasion ...

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World nations understand futility of one-sided anti-Russian sanctions, Duma speaker says

The Russian lower house speaker has praised public diplomacy for de-escalating confrontation in international relations, and noted that more nations were understanding the uselessness of one-sided anti-Russian sanctions. “In a world where unilateral sanctions policy becomes a dominating tool and in which the relations between nations start to fall apart, parliamentarians can help save some trust and connection between peoples,” ...

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US in violation of nuke deal, only ‘language of force’ works with them – Iranian parliament speaker

Iran’s speaker of parliament said Washington has failed to uphold its commitments under the 2015 nuclear deal, just hours before President Donald Trump is expected to announce whether the US will quit the accord on Tuesday. Read more Ali Larijani accused the US of falling short of its obligations as a signatory to the landmark agreement, noting that “it seems ...

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Your Google Home can now stream music to any Bluetooth speaker

Google today announced a small but important update for its Google Home devices: you will now be able to control all of your Bluetooth speakers and stream music to them right from your Google Home devices. Until now, you could only use your Google Home’s Bluetooth capabilities to stream music to them (from your phone, for example). But now, you’ll ...

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US and EU failed to impose ‘pet president’ on Russia, says Duma speaker

The speaker of the Russian lower house has said the West’s sanctions policy has been a response to Moscow’s increased competitiveness, and had crashed Western plans to put a “tame and obedient” president in the Kremlin. “It is completely obvious that Russia is a very inconvenient competitor for them in many spheres, and they try to remove it from the ...

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47.3 million U.S. adults have access to a smart speaker, report says

Nearly one in five U.S. adults today have access to a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from Voicebot.ai. That means adoption of these voice-powered devices has grown from around 1 percent reach among U.S. adults to nearly 20 percent in just two years – or 47.3 million U.S. adults. To clarify, “access to a smart speaker” ...

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39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home ...

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Samsung’s C-Lab projects include smart glasses and a portable directional speaker

Samsung’s Creative Lab is one of the more entertaining additions to CES in the last several years. Deemed C-Lab for short, the department is a sort of in-house accelerator, where Samsung employees can build and spin-off startups, all while leveraging the electronics giants’ seemingly bottomless resources. The results are always a bit of a mixed bag, but often present an ...

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Former US House Speaker Hastert banned from being alone with minors

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:21 Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been barred by a judge from ever being left alone with a minor. He’s also not permitted to be in the presence of child, even when adults are on hand, unless one of them is aware of his crimes. Hastert, the longest serving GOP House speaker, occupying ...

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Google’s premium Home Max smart speaker goes on sale

Looks like Google’a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays. The Home Max is now available through a handful of online retailers, including Best Buy. The big box retailer says it will be able to deliver the Assistant enabled smart speaker as early as tomorrow, if you choose expedited shipping. The product was announced ...

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