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Apple delays launch of smart speaker

Apple is delaying the release of its HomePod smart speaker until 2018. The electronics giant said the device, which was due to be released in December this year, still needed development work. It said the HomePod would be ready to go on shop shelves in the US, UK and Australia “early in 2018”. The news is a blow to its plans to take on rivals Amazon and Google in the growing market for home devices that use AI to help consumers. ‘Not surprising’ In a statement sent to news organisations,…

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News: Aer Lingus to launch new Dublin-Seattle route in May

Aer Lingus has announced its 2018 UK summer schedule which boasts 3.7 million seats between UK and Ireland and seamless connections to 13 North American destinations including a new service to Seattle, Washington State. As Ireland’s first ever direct service to the Emerald City operating four times weekly from May 18th, 2018, this new route offers connections from 12 UK cities including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh. This summer Aer Lingus’ short haul schedule boasts 3.7 million seats, including Aer Lingus Regional services operated by Stobart Air, and serves…

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News: Air China to launch Los Angeles-Shenzhen connection next month

Air China has announced a new three times weekly non-stop service between Los Angeles and Shenzhen. The flight will depart on December 7th and will be operated by the airline’s newest Dreamliner, the Boeing 787-9. “With China as Los Angeles’ top trading partner, we are committed to growing and strengthening the economic and cultural ties between the two. “The new non-stop Los Angeles-Shenzhen service brings together two of the world’s leading technology and innovation hubs,” Zhihang Chi, general manager of Air China North America stated. According to the Los Angeles…

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Microsoft: Demand Is ‘Super High’ For Xbox One X Launch Next Week

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For the last four years, Microsoft has played second fiddle to Sony’s PlayStation 4. There are a number of reasons why, including poor initial communication, an abrupt reversal on system features, a $ 100 higher price point, and an initial focus on multimedia capabilities as opposed to gaming. The fact that the Xbox One was generally slower than the PS4 and ran at lower resolutions hasn’t helped either. With the Xbox One X launching next…

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News: Qatar Airways to launch flights to Pattaya, Thailand

Qatar Airways has responded to increased customer demand for services to Thailand by launching direct flights to Pattaya, the airline’s fifth route to the country. The new four-times-a-week service, which starts on January 28th, is in addition to the airline’s existing flights to Bangkok, Krabi, Phuket and soon to be launched, Chiang Mai. The launch of the service to historic Chiang Mai is scheduled to start on December, 12th. Located on the popular southeast coast of Thailand, Pattaya and nearby Rayong are major destinations for sun-seekers looking to soak up…

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News: Air Corsica to launch flights from London Stansted

Air Corsica is to launch its first ever UK service when it begins flying from London Stansted Airport in summer 2018 to the popular Mediterranean holiday Island. London Stansted chief executive, Ken O’Toole, said: “I am delighted to welcome Air Corsica to London Stansted as our latest airline partner and very much look forward to the launch of its first ever scheduled flights to and from the UK when they begin the new service in May next year. “Corsica is a fantastic addition to our extensive and growing network which…

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