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Samsung working on home smart speaker

Samsung working on home smart speaker

Technology
Samsung has confirmed it is developing its own voice-controlled "smart speaker" for the home, to rival devices by Amazon and Google.DJ Koh, head of Samsung's mobile division, told CNBC News: "I am already working on it."The company already has a voice-controlled assistant called Bixby on some of its devices, which can send messages and set reminders.One analyst said Samsung would have to differentiate itself from competitors.Voice-controlled smart speakers are typically used to play music, set a timer, add items to a shopping list and control other internet-connected gadgets around the home. Amazon's Echo speaker can be used to buy products from the online retailer, while Google's Home speaker can retrieve search results in a conversational way, and play YouTube videos on a compatible tele...
These Vitamin C-Packed Creamsicles Are Easy to Make At Home

These Vitamin C-Packed Creamsicles Are Easy to Make At Home

Health
These orange and vanilla popsicles combine tart citrus with a creamy base for a healthy treat that’s as good as a classic Creamsicle. The only difference? Our better-for-you version is made with real orange juice concentrate and Greek yogurt, so it delivers vitamin C and protein along with its tasty flavor. Yes, please!Let's block ads! (Why?) Food - Health.com
One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

One in 10 adults owns second home, says think tank

Business
As many as 5.2 million UK adults - or one in 10 - have bought or inherited a second home, according to research.Think tank the Resolution Foundation said the number of multiple home owners grew by 30% between 2002 and 2014.That figure includes buy-to-let landlords - counted as one owner even if they have multiple properties - as well as those who own separate properties to live in themselves.At the other end of the scale, four in 10 adults own no property at all.The foundation said the number of people without property had also risen over the 12-year period.As a result, the study concluded that there was a growing gap between those who have property wealth and those who do not.The government is already ploughing £60m a year into rural and coastal communities that are most affected by secon
How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

How to save enough money for a down payment on a home

Finance
Money guide for MillennialsSaving up a down payment to buy your first house can seem a pretty daunting task. If you've never had more than a few thousand dollars in the bank at any given time, then setting aside five figures or more may seem impossible. However, getting a down payment together is not as difficult as you may think -- if you go about it the right way. Figure out how much house you can afford The first step in saving up your down payment is to pin down the amount you can responsibly spend on a house. Lenders will typically limit your mortgage amount so that your monthly housing payments (including property taxes and insurance) will not exceed 28% of your pre-tax monthly income. But if your income is a bit iffy -- for example, if your pay fluctuates seasonally or you work in ...
EFL Cup second round: West Ham face Cheltenham, Crystal Palace, Watford and Southampton all at home- draw in full

EFL Cup second round: West Ham face Cheltenham, Crystal Palace, Watford and Southampton all at home- draw in full

Sports
All the details of the EFL Cup second round drawThursday, August 10, 2017Southampton will host Championship club Wolves in the EFL Cup second after Thursday’s confusing live draw.League One side Blackburn Rovers entertain Lancashire rivals Burnley at Ewood Park, with the draw regionalised.Newcastle host Nottingham Forest, while West Ham will travel to League Two side Cheltenham.The draw initially left several sides unsure whether they were home or away.The matches are due to take place in the week commencing August 21.Draw in fullSouth GroupQPR v BrentfordCrystal Palace v IpswichWatford v Bristol CityNorwich v CharltonCheltenham v West HamBrighton v BarnetCardiff v BurtonSouthampton v WolvesFulham v Bristol RoversMK Dons v SwanseaBirmingham v BournemouthReading v MillwallNorth GroupCarlisl