Archive for November 3rd, 2016

Welcome Home: Watch Google's $130 smart speaker take on Apple's Siri and Amazon's Alexa in a battle of the AI assistants

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016:

It is turning into a monumental battle between tech giants. The race to create a smart home assistant has already seen a plethora of virtual assistants, from Apple’s Siri to Amazon’s Alexa. Now, Google has joined the fray with Home, a $130 smart speaker that can do everything from play music to control your lights – and has the vast knowledge of Google’s search engine as its ‘brain’. We pitted it against Amazon’s Echo Dot and Apple’s Siri in a series of tests to reveal the personality (or lack of) in each of them.   Scroll down for more video  We […] Read More →

First zero-emission hydrogen train to begin operations in Germany

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016:

The first “hydrail”, or hydrogen-powered train, will begin transporting passengers on the Buxtehude-Bremervörde-Bremerhaven-Cuxhaven line in Lower Saxony, in northern Germany, in December 2017, German newspaper Die Welt reported. Although the first train in operation will only run a short, 60-mile (96-kilometer) route, four German states have signed an agreement with Alstom, the French company that builds the trains, for the purchase of up to 60 additional locomotives, if they are judged a success. “Alstom is proud to launch a breakthrough innovation in the field of clean transportation,” Alstom chairman and CEO, Henri Poupart-Lafarge, said in a statement. “It shows our […] Read More →

Arsene Wenger's bid to end Arsenal's November curse hit by injury crisis 

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016:

Arsene Wenger has urged his team to end their November curse in Sunday’s North London derby. But the Arsenal manager has a potential selection crisis, with five players facing fitness tests ahead of the clash with Tottenham. The Gunners boss has suffered worse results in November than in any other month during his 20-year reign at the club. Arsene Wenger keeps his eye on the ball during an Arsenal training session on Thursday Theo Walcott is a doubt for the north London derby against Tottenham on Sunday Midfielder Santi Cazorla also faces a late fitness test ahead of the Emirates […] Read More →

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