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Ford names Jim Hackett CEO, replacing Mark Fields, amid management shake-up

Ford's shares have fallen by 37% during Fields' tenure, and has now been overtaken in stock market value by newcomer Tesla, which specialises in electric cars and is testing driverless vehicles. "What I want to help impact is where we are going", Hackett said. "But the fact is, he is (retiring), and I feel we've got a great leader in Jim", said Bill Ford . Read More »

Overwatch Contenders League Opening Amateur Competitive Play In June

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With details on the Overwatch League still shrouded in mystery, Blizzard announced Overwatch Contenders on Monday, a developmental league for prospective professional players in North America and Europe. Only time will tell to see how both leagues shape up as they continue to find their way, but Blizzard is certainly setting themselves up for criticism from competitors down the road. Read More »

RT Viral: New malware employs 7 NSA exploits, expert warns

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The new nasty bundles seven NSA created hacking tools compared to the two deployed to spread WannaCrypt, according to early analysis of the EternalRocks worm . Its original name was MicroBotMassiveNet, but EternalRocks is listed as a product name under Taskhost Properties. While EternalRocks disguises itself as WannaCry to fool researchers. Read More »

Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed to spring 2018

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How bummed are you about the delay? Let us know in the comments section below. But then that turned out to be for Far Cry 5, as confirmed by the recent teaser for the game welcoming players to "Hope County". Although the company has numerous products and developers under its wing, Rockstar Games is easily its most successful and profitable. If Rockstar Games is suggesting we're getting more info on the game this summer, you could expect an appearance at E3 2017 in June, perhaps at the ... Read More »

HP announces new Envy laptops and convertibles

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The 12.3 inch display of the Spectre x2 now has a 3,000×2,000 resolution which is a significant improvement over the predecessor's 1920×1080 resolution. The ENVY 13 and 17 are certainly cut from the same cloth. The HP Spectre x2 brings the performance of 7th Intel Core processors, durability of a stainless steel hinge and ability to create with Windows Ink to a premium detachable PC. Read More »

MCMC Outlines Four Security Measures To Avoid Ransomware Wannacry Virus Attacks

Europol's Cyber Crime Centre found it successful in some measure after testing it. After consecutively working for two days, Delpy said "we knew we must go fast because, as time passes, there is less chance to recover". "(The method) should work with any operating system from XP to Win7", Suiche told Reuters via a direct message on Twitter. Suiche, based in the United Arab Emirates and one of the world's top security researchers, provided advice and testing to ensure the fix worked across ... Read More »

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Position Maintained by Brookfield Asset Management Inc

Brookfield Asset Management Inc.'s holdings in Apple were worth $7,767,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. It also reduced Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD) stake by 61,574 shares and now owns 32,862 shares. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Apple Inc . has a 0.87% short float with 15 days to cover. This represents a $2.52 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.64%. Read More »

Local union workers protest AT&T

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The employees plan to end the strike and return to work on Monday. A number of AT&T stores were forced to close their doors to consumers this weekend after almost 40,000 union employees walked off the job for a three-day strike on Friday afternoon. Read More »

Mississippi rep: Lynch people removing Confederate monuments

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Mississippi Today reports that two of Oliver's fellow Republican state representatives liked his post. "I condemn the comments recently posted on Facebook by Rep. Oliver posted the message with a photo of a Gen. Robert E. Lee statue, which a New Orleans' construction dismantled on Friday. It's regarding the recent removal of Confederate monuments in Louisiana. Read More »

Nike's new Apple Watch bands match their sneaker counterparts

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While Nike's announcement specifically states that the new bands are for Apple Watch Nike +, there's nothing about the new Day to Night bands that add functionality to the watch. Each band is priced at $49.00 each and will be available starting June 1st on nike.com and at select Nike retail stores, and early June from apple.com, Apple Stores, select Apple Authorized Resellers and select specialty stores and department stores. Read More »

Apple Music's Free Trial Is Now 99 Cents In These Countries

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Apple Music has always enticed new subscribers with the incentive of three-months free music streaming since the service launched in June 2015 and has been applicable to the 100 countries Apple Music serves. It means the three-month subscription will cost you $0.99 in Australia , 0.99 euros in Spain and Switzerland comes in at Fr. 0.99. It's unclear at this point if Apple plans to introduce a similar pricing change in other countries, dropping the free trial in favor of three ... Read More »

Dish Customers Can Go Hands Free With Amazon's Alexa

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Now, people can ask Alexa to change the TV channel, search the channel guide for specific shows, and fast forward through commercials. Additionally, the television and remote control include Amazon Alexa and lets people use their voices to search for TV shows and movies. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Leaked By Wireless Power Consortium

According to the preliminary information it is known that the gadget will be released with a screen of 6.3 inches and is equipped with a top processor this year, 835 Snapdragon or Exynos SoC 8895. Also, even if the OnePlus 5 appears to comfortably win such tests, we'll still have to wait for the handset to come out so we see how it performs in tests crafted to mirror real-life usage. Read More »

Apple blames exploding Beats headset on AAA batteries

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However, it looks like Apple has refused to adhere to her demands and has purportedly responded to the woman's legal counsel by saying that they have conducted an investigation on the matter and their findings said "the issue was caused by a third-party battery". Read More »

Surface Pro 5 up next? Microsoft teases cover keyboards

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Tech insider Evan Blass recently shared several images showing on all sides of Microsoft's new Surface Pro , which the tech giant will unveil in its Shanghai event on May 23. Furthermore, the Core i5 base model of Microsoft's new Surface Pro will likely have an $899 price tag. We also could learn more about some new Surface-branded accessories, including updated Surface pen, which was leaked earlier in the week. Read More »

China calls for North Korea dialogue after new missile test

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The South's Joint Chiefs of Staff said it could not yet identify the type of missile fired from Pukchang in South Pyongan province but it travelled about 500 km (311 miles). North Korea says it's ready to deploy and start mass producing a new medium-range missile capable of reaching Japan and major USA military bases there following a test launch it claims confirmed the missile's combat readiness and is an "answer" to President Donald Trump's policies. Read More »

Samsung to showcase world's first 'stretchable' display

Samsung has apparently said that the display will still maintain a high degree of resolution even when it's being flexed, and an image released by the company shows the display swelling up like a tiny mountain under pressure. Possible applications for this South Korean technological marvel include utilization in the wearable and automobile industry, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Things. Read More »

Security Experts Are Ready For Second Wave Of Ransomware Attack

Software manufacturers often provide updates or patches to their products after they discover such a flaw, to prevent cyber-criminals from exploiting it. The EU is investing heavily in research into cyber security: Euro 334 million in funding was awarded under FP7, between 2007 and 2013. He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole. Read More »

Doctors 'Cautiously Optimistic' for Retired Teacher in Times Square Crash

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Richard Rojas , 26, from the Bronx, was arrested at the scene and later charged with murder in the second degree, 20 counts of attempted murder and five counts of aggravated vehicular homicide, police said. In 2012, he was arrested and accused of beating a cab driver whom he said had disrespected him by trying to charge too much, according to the arrest report. Read More »