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After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates After WannaCry, Microsoft amps up security updates
- June 29, 2017

On Tuesday, Adrienne Hall , general manager of the cyber defence operations centre at Microsoft , said in a blog-post that the updates have been released to the elevated risk of "nation-state actors" organisations. But in the wake of the WannaCry outbreak, which saw a ransomeware worm take advantage of un-patched versions of windows to encrpyt millions of computers worldwide, Microsoft is reassessing that policy. (more...)
Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet in India today Samsung to launch Galaxy Tab S3 Android tablet in India today
- June 22, 2017

The features that adds splendour to this tablet is its HDR video playback capabilities, which makes the scene come alive. Korean Smartphone manufacturer Samsung's new Galaxy J7 Max is up for grabs from Tuesday (20 June) in India. The S Pen does not require any charging or pairing and boasts a fine 0.7mm tip. The original report from the Korean publication Naver indicates the Galaxy Note 8 will likely also be unveiled at a NY event. (more...)
Micheal Bay Strikes Again with Micheal Bay Strikes Again with "Transformers 5" Shot in Native Stereoscopic 3D
- June 22, 2017

Turns out, she'll have a key role in helping Cade and his Autobots defend the earth from a potentially devastating attack. Transformers has been super successful so far, and the performance of the latest installment will shed some light on whether there is an audience for future films. (more...)
Public Protector Makes Waves With State Capture, Apartheid Bailout Reports
- June 20, 2017

The DA states that Mkhwebane has yet to deliver investigation reports based on complaints laid against the Gupta family almost a year ago and that this silence has led to serious doubts surrounding her objectivity and neutrality. Comrades who were in government when the CIEX report came out where defensive when it came to this matter. The price was R1.23 billion and was paid directly to Bankorp shareholders which is why Absa should not be expected to pay again. (more...)
Verizon Completes Acquisition of Yahoo Verizon Completes Acquisition of Yahoo
- June 14, 2017

Yahoo's Internet properties officially became Verizon's properties Tuesday, as the telecom giant finalized its $4.5 billion acquisition. Armstrong has also led the Yahoo integration efforts after the deal was announced a year ago. "There's probably more to be proud of than many had understood or acknowledged, but I think it's fair to say that the letter does not paint a completely comprehensive or objective picture of Yahoo over the last five years", he said. (more...)
Mario+Rabbids: Kingdom Battle Is The Best Thing You'll See Today
- June 14, 2017

Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle is set for release on August 29th 2017. People may have guessed that Mario was confused by their presence based on his reaction to their appearance in the reveal trailer, but Manzanares said he will get accustomed to their being in his world. (more...)
Nintendo announces new 'Pokemon' games 'Ultra Sun,' 'Ultra Moon' for 3DS Nintendo announces new 'Pokemon' games 'Ultra Sun,' 'Ultra Moon' for 3DS
- June 07, 2017

In a brief, Pokemon-themed Nintendo Direct , the company announced that there is a new game coming to the Nintendo Switch - Pokken Tournament DX. These will be enhanced versions of last year's Pokemon Sun and Moon sporting a new storyline, seemingly better graphics, and new pokemon . Pokken Tournament DX is an updated version of the previous iteration and comes with new characters and modes for fans to enjoy. (more...)
Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' has been produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter Arcade Fire's 'Everything Now' has been produced by Daft Punk's Thomas Bangalter
- June 03, 2017

The production credits on the track also mentions Thomas Bangalter on synths, as well as co-producer along with Stevey Mackey . Live Nation has just announced that Arcade Fire will play the Pacific Coliseum on October 14. Back in summer 2016, Arcade Fire member Will Butler said in a Reddit AMA that the band's next album would drop "probably next spring?" Hot off the track's premiere on Radio 1 this evening (1 June), the band have followed up with a new video for their latest ... (more...)
LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time LIGO detects gravitational waves for third time
- June 02, 2017

University of MS researchers involved with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory Scientific Collaboration have confirmed that the global partnership has made a third detection of gravitational waves, demonstrating that a new window in astronomy has been firmly opened. (more...)
Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks
- May 24, 2017

But in an interview last week, its Asia research director, Vitaly Kamluk, said it was not conclusive evidence. Moreover, the internet connection which was used to install the early version of WannaCry on two computers and communication with files that destroyed Sony Pictures Entertainment were same. (more...)
GST Bill hits hurdles in Odisha Assembly
- May 20, 2017

The rates fixed will be charged from July 1, the scheduled date for rolling out GST. Kerala Finance Minister Thomas Isaac made a case for 5 per cent tax on gold under GST instead of 1 per cent being demanded by some quarters as he felt that the precious metal is not an essential commodity. (more...)
Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings Chinese, S. Korean officials seek to mend rift with meetings
- May 20, 2017

However, the election this month of Moon as president, replacing the ousted Park Geun Hye, has cast doubt over the agreement, which both governments previously had said "resolved (the issue) finally and irreversibly". Scrapping the agreement, which he said most South Koreans can not accept, would be another move to erase Park's legacy, who sought to move past the issue that has long plagued ties between the neighbors as they try to forge efforts to end the North Korean nuclear crisis. (more...)
Chelsea Manning has been liberated
- May 19, 2017

Manning tweeted a photo, writing, "first steps of freedom". After the sentencing, the ex-intelligence agent changed her name to Chelsea Manning and identified as transgender. After seven years in captivity, military whistleblower Chelsea Manning is free. "We can all finally truly celebrate the strength and heroism she has shown in surviving and sharing her truth and life with all of us", Chase Strangio , Manning's attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union, said in Wednesday's ... (more...)
Wrong-way driver killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Maryland Wrong-way driver killed, 2 hurt in head-on crash in Maryland
- May 19, 2017

Laura Ashley Murphy, 22, of Salisbury, was the driver of the black 2017 Volkswagen Tiguan involved in the crash. Murphy was declared dead at the scene. He was flown to Shock Trauma, where he died. Skidmore was driving a silver 2016 Mercedes SUV eastbound on US 50 when he was hit head-on by a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction. (more...)
Philippine Economic Growth Eases In First Quarter Of 2017 Philippine Economic Growth Eases In First Quarter Of 2017
- May 19, 2017

The rate for the first quarter of 2016, an election year, had been 6.9%. "The government has also been busy laying down a strong foundation for sustainable and equitable growth with an ambitious infrastructure program, among the many reforms and programs contained in the Philippine Development Plan 2017-2022-[among which] are infrastructure spending and as well as other government programs, including investment in human capital", he said. (more...)
Apple Expected to Release Three New Laptops in Summer 2017 Apple Expected to Release Three New Laptops in Summer 2017
- May 17, 2017

The MacBook Air may no longer be the thinnest notebook of Apple, but it still remains to be the lightest. The article, which cited three people familiar with the situation, said the company's MacBook Pro, a new 12-inch MacBook and 13-inch MacBook Air could all get faster chips. (more...)
McKayla Maroney Follows Thong Video With New Underwear Photos McKayla Maroney Follows Thong Video With New Underwear Photos
- May 17, 2017

The gold-medal gymnast, now retired at 21 years old, stripped down to her thong for a revealing video shoot on Instagram this weekend. Less than 24 hours later, Maroney responded to the online criticism in a subsequent post, writing: "I didn't get hacked ". (more...)
Instagram introduces 'face filters,' another Snapchat-like feature Instagram introduces 'face filters,' another Snapchat-like feature
- May 17, 2017

This is basically Instagram's way of saying, "We're coming for you, Snapchat! ". To start trying out the new Instagram face filters , users just need to open the camera and, in the bottom right corner, tap the new face icon to select any filter they want to try on. (more...)
Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming At the End of May Ghost Recon: Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming At the End of May
- May 17, 2017

The good news is that, thanks to the efforts of the Ghosts, the Santa Blanca cartel has fallen. Los Extranjeros , known as The Foreigners, have taken it upon themselves to eliminate Bolivia of any American agents still in the country (aka you and your team). (more...)
Cyber-security experts bracing themselves for new ransomware attacks Cyber-security experts bracing themselves for new ransomware attacks
- May 16, 2017

A suspected case of ransomware occurred in a health care centre in Wexford, but the HSE confirmed that its IT system was not affected as a result. Ireland was mostly unaffected in the attack, with Communications Minister Denis Naughten telling TheJournal.ie yesterday that hackers had attempted to access the HSE's internal network but had been unsuccessful. (more...)
Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack Renault stops production at some sites after cyber attack
- May 16, 2017

However, manufacturing remained suspended at the Douai plant in northern France, where Renault builds pricier models including its Talisman sedan and Espace crossover, the company said. In turn, Renault and Nissan's system operations were questioned. The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority said no cases of ransom attacks have been reported in the UAE. (more...)
Whole Foods shakes up board as key sales figure falls again Whole Foods shakes up board as key sales figure falls again
- May 13, 2017

Traditional grocery stores were offering organic choices, but not almost as well-stocked as Whole Foods Market is. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 66,109 shares in the company, valued at $2,011,035.78. The stock now has its Annual Dividend of $0.56 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.52 Percent. "( WFM )" was originally published by Transcript Daily and is owned by of Transcript Daily. (more...)
Moon to Xi: Let's Talk
- May 12, 2017

A South Korean presidential spokesman said the Chinese leader - who initiated the phone call on Thursday - "explained the reasons for Beijing's strong and repeated opposition" to the deployment, Yonhap news agency reported. Moon told Abe to "look straight at history" and not make the past "a barrier", though he raised South Korea's dissatisfaction with a 2015 agreement meant to put to rest a dispute over Japanese compensation for South Korean women forced to work in Japanese brothels before ... (more...)
Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary Senate to vote on Trump's pick for Air Force secretary
- May 10, 2017

She served in the House from 1998 to 2009 and was a member of the Armed Services Committee. Senate Republicans including Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY), Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (AZ) and Orrin Hatch (UT) praised Wilson in the hours leading up to the vote. (more...)
Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va Heroes of the Storm Video Highlights Overwatch Hero D.Va
- May 10, 2017

Although, she'll have to remain stationery to attack once her mech is destroyed. Mech Mode allows her to fight inside her mech until it is destroyed, at which point she is ejected and continues the fight in pilot mode . The same goes for her skins, one of which is a nifty Evangelion reference . Channel a defensive field in the target direction for 3 seconds, reducing damage dealt by enemy Heroes inside it by 75%. (more...)
Here's Our First Look at Darksiders 3 Here's Our First Look at Darksiders 3
- May 04, 2017

In a press release, THQ Nordic confirmed that it is working with Gunfire Games (a team mostly made up of former Darksiders series devs) on Darksiders 3 . Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO of THQ Nordic AB also added that the company has taken its time to ensure that " Darksiders 3 " will be everything that action-adventure gamers could dream of and more. (more...)
OnePlus 5 confirmed following official teaser from CEO
- May 04, 2017

Having a dual rear camera will help the OnePlus 4 / 5 to really compete with the very best flagships that 2017 has offered us so far. The report states the OnePlus 5 will sport the trailblazing Snapdragon 835 which concurs to previous rumors. (more...)
Ballistic missile test-fired from California coastal base
- May 03, 2017

Air Force. The 341st Missile Wing is one of three missile bases overseeing the country's intercontinental ballistic missile forces. The Air Force has made several upgrades to the Minuteman III, including modern targeting systems, since the missile's initial production run. (more...)
Google Making Changes to Core Businesses
- May 02, 2017

Shares were up 4 percent in after-hours trading; shares are up more than 20 percent in the past year. What is interesting is that much of this success remains within Google's online advertising revenues, from both search ads and YouTube. (more...)
Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) Jumps 4.68% in Pre-market Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) Jumps 4.68% in Pre-market
- April 30, 2017

Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Wynn Resorts, Limited from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Vetr raised Wynn Resorts, Limited from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $123.36 target price on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, April 5th. (more...)
China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion China's Didi to raise $5 bln for overseas expansion
- April 30, 2017

Didi Chuxing is said to have received between $5 and $6 billion of fresh funds in the last round. The round is believed to value Didi at about United States dollars 50 billion, ahead of Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi that is valued at USD 46 billion. (more...)
Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet Smartphone Market: Not Dead Yet
- April 29, 2017

Huawei has yet to reveal any larger plans for the United States, but in Canada, the company will begin selling its flagship P10 and P10 Plus smartphones through nationwide carriers Rogers and Bell starting in early June . And the company is determined to crack the USA market, where the real profit margins - through sales of those premium smartphones - are waiting. Huawei announced that it sold over 5 million units of Mate 9 since it launched in November. (more...)
Amazon Echo Look (Style Assistant) is Unveiled, Priced at $199 Amazon Echo Look (Style Assistant) is Unveiled, Priced at $199
- April 27, 2017

The Echo Look is now available by invitation only , which brings back memories of the first Echo speaker's launch. And, because Alexa is built in the cloud, she's always getting smarter-and so will Echo Look. Developers trying to integrate their applications with the Amazon Echo have suffered headache after headache for the past week, thanks to mystery problems with Alexa APIs. (more...)
New Microsoft Dynamics updates include LinkedIn integration, retail enhancements New Microsoft Dynamics updates include LinkedIn integration, retail enhancements
- April 27, 2017

In a blog post published Monday, ‎Aatif Awan, Vice President, Growth & International Products at LinkedIn pointed recounted a series of successes, anecdotes and next steps for the social network. Last October, LinkedIn said it had 106 million monthly users, while Facebook attracted more than 1.8 billion monthly users and Twitter had 319 million. (more...)
Hope for preemies as artificial womb helps tiny lambs grow
- April 27, 2017

The approach might one day help nurture and protect premature babies outside the uterus, providing a better chance for survival and eliminating the health risk of pregnancy. An " artificial womb " has been developed that could soon be used to keep extremely premature babies alive. The story Researchers ideal an artificial womb that works as well as ewe do first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald . (more...)

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