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Microsoft Slams Govt Secrecy as More More Disruptions Feared

It was reported that 70 per cent of ATMs in India were vulnerable to cyber-attacks as they used "outdated Windows XP". Users' files at hospitals, companies and government agencies have been held for ransom. Germany's rail operator Deutsche Bahn said its station display panels were affected. Russian Central Bank: State media agency Tass reported the bank discovered malware bulk emails to banks but detected no compromise of resources. Read More »

North Korea: Ballistic missile test successful

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If confirmed, that would make it the highest test out of the seven Pyongyang has conducted this year. "It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) that might enable them to reliably strike the USA base at Guam, but more importantly, may represent a substantial advance to developing an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM)", Schilling wrote on his analysis site 38 North . Read More »

The mp3 format is officially dead

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But today, the popularity of MP3 format has decreased noticeably due to other more advanced options such as AAC. However, most state-of-the-art media services such as streaming or TV and radio broadcasting use modern ISO-MPEG codecs such as the AAC family or in the future MPEG-H. Read More »

Telefonica among victims of global ransomware attack

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The British government defended its cyber-security policies on Monday in the aftermath of an unprecedented malware attack. The cyber attack which hit the NHS was a ransomware attack which encrypts files on a user's computer, blocking them from view and threatening to delete them unless a payment is made. Read More »

Google May Preview Its New VR Headset At I/O Conference

Notably, the headset is created to be a standalone device and won't need to be paired with a smartphone or desktop PC to run. So when rumor broke out that Google is making yet another VR headset, there wasn't really much of a surprise. Google is hosting a separate session at I/O on Thursday morning that is dedicated to both virtual and augmented reality. In an odd twist though, none of these leading VR apps work on the Daydream platform, but they do work on rival platforms like Oculus Rift ... Read More »

Kotlin is now an officially Google-supported language for Android app development

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The interested people can go ahead and download Android Studio preview and try out options like " Convert Java File to Kotlin File ". JetBrains open-sourced Kotlin back in 2012 and version 1.0 launched just over a year ago. The announcement of yet another expansion of the Android development community aptly came at the latest iteration of the company's Google I/O developer conference that started earlier today in Mountain View, California. Read More »

Some of Google's new features seem ... familiar

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Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc's (AAPL.O) iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple's Siri feature on its own devices. Read More »

Halle berry shamelessly stripped naked in front of camera

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This time, the 50 (!) year old is entirely topless, and her body is pressed up against a glass window. The Oscar victor shared a photo, in which her flawless form can be seen pressed against glass along with the message: "I'll tell you what freedom is to me". Read More »

Advantage Investment Management LLC Invests $1.496 Million in Microsoft Co. (MSFT)

For the current year the company's revenue estimates are $96.24B compared to low analyst estimates of $95.04B and high estimates of $96.52B according to the projection of 28 analysts. Morfit G Mason sold $696.54 million worth of stock. The stock now has an average rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of $69.46. The firm purchased 24,083 shares of the software giant's stock, valued at approximately $1,496,000. Read More »

Here's what the 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE will cost

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The performance-oriented 1LE package is offered on LS, LT, SS and ZL1 Camaro coupes, with unique track-focused content specific to each model. The ZL1's 650-hp LT4 V8 and the 1LE's track components may make it the fastest, and probably best, pony auto ever produced. Read More »

Musical of 'King Kong' to roar on Broadway next year

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Jack Thorne, of "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" fame, is the writer behind the new show, which will be directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie, the West End wiz behind London productions of "Strictly Ballroom" and " On the Town ". The show, which ran in Australia in 2013 and has gone through a series of readings and workshops since, welcomes new creative team members after cycling through several Broadway notables. Read More »

Wannacry Attack: North Korea Links Alleged by Google Researcher

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The so-called WannaCry ransomware has lines of code that are identical to the malware used by a group of hackers called Lazarus that have been connected to North Korea in the past. In the case of WannaCry, it is possible that hackers simply copied code from earlier attacks by the Lazarus Group. It wouldn't stand up in court as it is. Read More »

Harry Styles steps in to host Corden's 'Late Late Show'

Corden always has some type of trick up his sleeve, and I bet that the upcoming ceremony will feature a bigger and better extension of the skit, as a means to entertain the star-studded audience and amuse at-home viewers yet again. James Corden will be reprising his role as the host of the Grammy Awards when the 60th anniversary takes place next year. He said in a statement: "Hosting the Oscars was a highlight of my career and I am grateful to Cheryl, Dawn and the Academy for asking me to ... Read More »

Tribune Media Co (TRCO) Expected to Post Earnings of $0.07 Per Share

Tribune Media Company (TRCO ) reported sales (ttm) of 1.92 Billion, whereas, 3 number of analysts estimated the mean sale of 475.91 million. The moving average uses the sum of all of the previous closing prices over a certain time period and divides the result by the number of prices used in the calculation. Read More »

After Ransomware Attack, Wary Banks Shut Down Some ATMs

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There were 213,000 infected machines in 112 countries on Monday morning (local time), according to Czech security firm Avast, making it one of the largest coordinated attacks to hit computers across the world. A cybersecurity researcher from the security company Proofpoint discovered an unregistered domain buried in the code of the virus, and shared his findings on social media. Read More »

Cheryl has finally broken her social media silence

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He's not a guy you'd mess around with. "When I look at him, he's just Bear ". Then, when asked by someone if baby Bear had peed on them yet, she jokingly responded: "Just me (confused emoji) I think those two have a deal (questionable face emoji)". Read More »

Ransomware in the Spotlight with Recent Attacks Blog Technology Law Dispatch

It said there have been over 700 distress calls by customers in the last few days, following the discovery of the attacks which has impacted 150 countries globally. Rounding out the five, Barracuda Networks Inc., which sells security software specifically focused on email, the main path through which WannyCry spread, closed the day up 5.7 percent. Read More »

Nintendo Working On Mobile Version Of The Legend of Zelda

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It isn't clear whether the next Zelda game will bring modern features like those seen in " Breath of the Wild ", or what it'll cost. The report stated that the company is working with another developer called DeNA to work for a new " Legend of Zelda " title. Read More »

Google Home is Getting Tons of New Features, Including Hands-Free Calling

To make things easier, Google even recognised Kotlin, a statically typed programming language as a first-class language for writing Android apps. Google today provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services. Read More »

Following ransomware attack, Microsoft urges governments to 'wake up'

The U.K. National Health Service (NHS) was among the worst hit organisations, forcing hospitals to cancel appointments and delay operations as they could not access their patients' medical records. Japan has fallen victim of a global "ransomware" cyberattack that has created chaos in 150 countries. He adds that governments should report vulnerabilities like the one at the center of the WannaCry attack. Read More »

Shadow of War Trailer

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Warner Bros. has released some impressive looking trailers in the last few weeks that highlight certain aspects of the upcoming title. But the new two minute trailer showing off various parts of the open world has at least two or three different biomes to enjoy. Read More »

SK President: "High Possibility" of Conflict with NK

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UNITED NATIONS-U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley accused North Korea on Tuesday of intimidating the entire global community with its nuclear program, military ability and cyberattacks, and said any country that doesn't implement U.N. China has strongly opposed THAAD, saying it can spy into its territory, and South Korean companies have been hit in China by a nationalist backlash over the deployment. Read More »

Overwatch Anniversary Celebration Announced For 23rd May, Free Weekend on 26th May

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The end of the video featured the tagline of the Overwatch Anniversary, although failed to say exactly what it will contain. We may learn more as it gets closer to next Tuesday, or we could just be surprised during launch. On top of the event, there will also be an Overwatch Free-Weekend from May 26-29, with the entire roster of heroes and maps available. Members of the Overwatch development team have been teasing new maps - for competitive play and special game modes - with some of ... Read More »