2017-09-02

Tech Review | Apple Event Sept 12: New iPhones, Apple Watch & Apple TV

Tech Review (TR 2017-09-02)--Domain Mondo's weekly review of tech news:
Features • 1) Apple Event Sept 12: New iPhones, Apple Watch & Apple TV, 2) China & Cryptocurrency, 3) Amazon Alexa + Microsoft Cortana, 4) Investing: US GDP, $AAPL, Uber IPO, Intel $INTC, Sprint $S Short, Disney $DIS Dinosaur ABC TV, Forecast of Doom?, 5) ICYMI Tech News: Google & EU Antitrust, US DOJ Probes Uber, Hurricane Harvey and Weather Prediction Models.

1) Apple announces iPhone event for Sept 12 | loopinsight.com: The event will take place at the Steve Jobs Theater on the company’s new Apple Park campus in Cupertino, California, September 12 at 10:00 am PDTJim Dalrymple of loopinsight.com will attend and report "all of the news as it happens." Other options include LIVE coverage via TWIT.tv.

Apple Sends Out Invitations to Sept. 12 Product Event

Video above published Aug 31, 2017: Apple Inc. $AAPL has set Sept. 12 for its most significant new product announcement in years. Bloomberg.com's Mark Gurman says new iPhones, Apple TV and Watch will be introduced.  See also Why Apple’s Sept. 12 iPhone event is its most important in years | Recode.net.

2) China & Cryptocurrency: Chinese regulators, including the People's Bank of China and the China Securities Regulatory Commission, are considering how to handle ICOs (initial coin offerings), including whether to ban them outright until regulations are in place, Caixin reported citing sources. See also Major Chinese Cryptocurrency Fundraising Platform Halts Operations | CaixinGlobal.com.

3) Amazon Alexa + Microsoft Cortana: "Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) announced ... Alexa will [later this year] be able to talk to Cortana, and Cortana will be able to talk to Alexa. You will be able to turn to your Echo device and say, “Alexa, open Cortana,” or turn to your Windows 10 device and say, “Cortana, open Alexa.” Alexa customers will be able to access Cortana’s unique features like booking a meeting or accessing work calendars, reminding you to pick up flowers on your way home, or reading your work email – all using just your voice. Similarly, Cortana customers can ask Alexa to control their smart home devices, shop on Amazon.com, interact with many of the more than 20,000 skills built by third-party developers, and much more."--Amazon Press Release Aug. 30, 2017.

4) Investing

5) ICYMI Tech News:
  • What made the rain in Hurricane Harvey so extreme? WashingtonsBlog.com: A combination of unusually high rain rates and long duration resulted in a very large area with 30 to 45 inches of rain in a few days "... One final remarkable aspect of Hurricane Harvey’s rainfall is how accurate numerical weather prediction models – and the human forecasters who use them to make official forecasts – were at highlighting the incredible precipitation accumulations. Medium-range forecast models at least a week in advance were showing Harvey stalling out along the Texas coast and producing extreme rainfall ..."  See also: Don’t get duped: How to avoid post-Harvey charity scams | WGNO.com.

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