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BMW confirms M8 to form basis of GTE vehicle

The new M8, just like BMW's M series, features like larger air intakes, modified brakes and a sports exhaust with four tailpipes. BMW just unveiled a futuristic, zero-emission motorbike at the Concorso D'eleganza Villa D'este , showing us what the motorcycle of the future looks like. Read More »

So Meghan Markle Did Get An Invite To Pippa Middleton's Wedding

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Unless you've been laying under a rock the whole weekend, you'll know that Saturday was Pippa Middleton's wedding to hedge fund manager, James Matthews . Prince William and Kate Middleton were there, of course, as was Princess Eugenie . Meghan accompanying Harry has left many wondering whether it is time for another wedding bell in the royal family. Read More »

G-7 leaders give US more time on climate deal

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She also skipped a tour of a Baroque Benedictine Monastery. British Prime Minister Theresa May held up the declaration on fighting terror during a group photo with the other leaders after the document was signed. The trip has gone off without a major misstep, with the administration touting the president's efforts to create a new coalition to fight terrorism while admonishing partners in an old alliance to pay their fair share. Read More »

Find My Device: new name and features for Google's Android Device Manager

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Always working in the background, it scans applications for viruses and will be automatically installed on all Android phones that have Google Play on board. Pinterest has a similar tool. The app is obviously designed for use on a friend's Android device, or for using on your own phone to find a lost tablet or watch. Read More »

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Bring Lots of Major Design Updates

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Microsoft also discussed virtual reality - what it calls "mixed reality" - and unveiled handheld motion controllers for the range of VR headsets the firm works with, alongside its own HoloLens headset. "Windows 10 is now the most used version of Windows on the planet". Devoid of dramatic and awe-inspiring changes, tjhe update does bring some neat tools that increase productivity for users when moving between their PC and their Android phone. Read More »

Businesses bolster cyber defenses for new ransomware attacks

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Cyber security experts have warned that the ransomware virus, which affected one in five NHS trusts, could be reactivated by computers and devices that have not yet been switched on. NHS Digital said that 4.7 per cent of devices within the NHS use Windows XP, with the figure continuing to decrease. The UK security researcher known as " MalwareTech ", who helped to limit the ransomware attack, predicted "another one coming. Read More »

After Global Malware Hack New Concerns Linger

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Over the weekend, Europol officials said that some 200,000 computers have been hit by the malware. Differing from the government's view that the WannaCry ransomware attack has had a minimal impact on India and that there was nothing much to worry about, IT experts have warned users against the cyber-attack saying it is expected to rise rapidly in India. Read More »

Everything just announced at Microsoft Build

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Details about this arrangement with Apple remain vague, though. Joe Belfiore, corporate vice president in Microsoft's Operating Systems Group, was demoing a new OneDrive feature from the upcoming Fall Creators Update on a Windows Phone. Read More »

The Boss Baby Sequel Coming In 2021

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The sequel will bring back star Alec Baldwin to voice the title character, Variety reported. The decision seems like a no-brainer, given that the original grossed $469 million worldwide despite mixed reviews . Here's a synopsis: The Boss Baby is a hilariously universal story about how a new baby's arrival impacts a family, told from the point of view of a delightfully unreliable narrator, a wildly-imaginative 7-year old named Tim. Read More »

98% of WannaCry Victims were Running Windows 7 and not XP

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The ransomware is very infectious, with more than 300,000 computers worldwide in 150 countries believed to have been hit - about half of which are in Russian Federation or China. The attack targeted systems all around the world and demanded a ransom of 300$ from over 300,000 computers in 150 different countries. The result: "Users unlikely to get files restored", the company's Security Response team tweeted . Read More »

This Windows 7 Bug Will Let Any Website Crash Your PC

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The widespread WannaCry ransomware hit mostly Windows 7 machines , and now a new bug has been discovered that will slow down and crash Windows 7 and Windows 8 PCs. The Verge was able to reproduce the problems caused by the bug on a computer that was running Windows 7 using Internet Explorer. It is presently unknown when Microsoft plans to deliver the update patch but it should be incoming soon enough - maybe with the monthly security patch. Read More »

OPEC extends production cuts

According to two delegates attending the OPEC meeting in Vienna , OPEC has agreed to extend the current production cuts for a further 9 months until the end of March 2018. Its production reduction of 1.2 million bpd was made based on October 2016 output of around 31 million bpd , excluding Nigeria and Libya. The OPEC ministers will discuss the production accord with a group of non-OPEC members later in the day and are expected to hold a joint press conference at 17:00GMT (11:00AM ET). Read More »

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg delivers politically-driven Havard speech

The 33-year-old also did a Facebook Live broadcast from his old dorm room. "If I get through this speech , it will be the first time I actually finished something at Harvard ". Other themes included wealth inequality: "There is something wrong with our system when I can leave here and make billions of dollars in 10 years while millions of students can't even afford to pay off their loans, let alone start a business", he said. Read More »

Ubisoft Announces Far Cry 5, Coming Feb. 2018

Additionally, players can recruit Guns for Hire from a large cast of characters, or even Fangs for Hire, specialized animals like bears and cougars. Making a return is the map editor, allowing players to create new playgrounds. Interesting to note is the development team's 14-day trip to Montana to capture the look and feel for Far Cry 5 , noting the lovely countryside and the reserved people. Read More »

Guests Reportedly Used Secret Passwords to Get Into Pippa Middleton's Wedding Reception

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Mark's Church. The sister of the Duchess of Cambridge married wealthy hedge fund manager James Matthews , 41, on Saturday at a church in rural England. After much fuss, Pippa Middleton finally Wednesday very rich dude James Matthews . All eyes were on Harry in the hope he would be bringing Meghan with him, but speculation stirred when he turned up with brother William instead. Read More »

Edouard named as French premier

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Speaking as the new president prepared to name the rest of his government later in the day, Francois Baroin, election campaign leader of The Republicans (LR) party which is being torn apart by Macron's divide and conquer tactics, said on BFM TV Philippe had "made a choice which is not ours". Read More »

Mumbai clinch third IPL title in last-ball finish

Mumbai Indians made a paltry 129 for eight after electing to bat, and Rohit said they were 30-40 runs short of what would have been a winning score on this pitch here. Mumbai had already lost to RPS three times this season - both times in the group stage and in Qualifier 1 - but were able to get the job done in a thrilling one run win. Read More »

Former Punjab DGP KPS Gill died at 82

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Finance and defence Minister Arun Jaitley also tweeted expressing his condolences on Gill's death. K P S Gill, the supercop credited with rooting out terrorism in Punjab with an iron hand, succumbed to a kidney ailment at the age of 82. Read More »

Experts say global cyber attack similar to North Korean hacks

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It has been mining the digital currency using malicious computer programmes since as early as 2013, he said. Identifying hackers behind sophisticated attacks is a notoriously hard task. Lazarus was also implicated in the 2014 hack of data from Sony Pictures, in apparent retaliation for its release of the film "The Interview" that mocked North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Read More »

Apple working on dedicated 'Apple Neural Engine' AI processor

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The report comes from Bloomberg , which also said that the chip will allow all the devices on Apple's ecosystem, to get better at tasks that require a human level of intelligence. Apple may choose to discuss some of its latest advancements in AI at its annual developer's conference in June. An AI chip would join a growing list of processors that Apple has created in-house . Read More »

Manchester Bombing Investigation Leads to Additional Arrests

Police say he was part of a network and they are racing to track down his links. "The leaks of sensitive information pose a grave threat to our national security ", Trump said in a statement on Thursday. Two men were detained on Thursday, one following a search of an address in the Withington area of Manchester . The pictures included the remains of the suspected bomb, the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber and showed blood stains amid the wreckage. Read More »

Ex-CIA chief says he warned Russia to stay out of election

The attempts to compel Mr Flynn to produce documents were another sign of the intense focus on Mr Trump's former national security adviser, who was sacked in February after the White House said he misled administration officials, including vice president Mike Pence, about his contacts with Russian officials. Read More »

Risk & Repeat: WannaCry ransomware worm shakes tech industry

New data by internet security company Kaspersky shows that Windows 7 - which runs on around 45 per cent of all machines - was the hardest hit by the attack. American software giant Microsoft held back from distributing a free security update that could have protected computers from the WannaCry global cyber attack, the Financial Times reported Thursday. Read More »