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Ambition to meet reality as China gathers world for Silk Road summit

So what is One Belt, One Road? Various economic corridors are on the cards too, including with Pakistan, Mongolia and Bangladesh. Ethiopia will actively join in the construction of the Belt and Road, he said. There are also concerns poor countries could be left laden with massive debts. By the end of 2016, nine Chinese-funded banks have set up 62 direct branches and representative offices in 26 countries along the Belt and Road, offering tailored services to local clients, Pan said. Read More »

Qualcomm Boosts Power In Mid-Tier Smartphones

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The CPU in the 660 and 630 platforms have been improved by around 20% and 10% respectively with the graphics processor on each platform boasting a 20% improvement. The Snapdragon 630 will be available by the end of May with devices due to start appearing next quarter. Both the Snapdragon 630 and 660 use the Snapdragon Neural Processing Engine SDK, which will give developers new flexibility when creating immersive user experiences, Gordon said. Read More »

Better Buy: Ambarella, Inc. vs. Intel Corporation

Bonness Enterprises Inc.'s holdings in Intel were worth $3,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing. Sfmg LLC now owns 6,354 shares of the chip maker's stock worth $240,000 after buying an additional 35 shares during the period. Public companies and their boards typically start issuing regular dividend payments to common shareholders once their companies have reached a significant size and level of stability. Read More »

Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Central America: USGS

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A 3.6-magnitude hit just over two miles outside Bremerton at 12:35 a.m. Seismologists at the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network have been watching the tremors, and they have a theory that the quakes are being caused by fluid moving underneath the earth's crust. Read More »

Moto X 2017 to sport dual camera and glass back

A recently leaked video revealed that the Moto X4 should be powered by Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 660 processor, featuring water-resistance, 4 GB of RAM, a 3800 mAh battery with Turbo Charging, and a 5.5-inch screen (possibly with 1080 x 1920 pixels). Read More »

Azure Cosmos DB: it's web scale!

Cosmos DB is the latest example of how the cloud is reshaping the database market, said Tony Baer, an analyst at Ovum. The database engine can efficiently translate and project different data models onto the ARS-based data model. The company also announced two Azure database offerings, Azure Database for MySQL and Azure Database for PostgreSQL , which run as a service. Read More »

Uk hospitals, spanish firms in huge cyberattack

Czech security company Avast has been following the attack and believes it could be linked to leaked US National Security Agency hacking tools made available by the Shadow Brokers , a group of hackers that first cropped up last summer. In Italy, one user shared images appearing to show a university computer lab with machines locked by the same program. El Mundo reported that the attackers sought a ransom in bitcoin . Read More »

Microsoft shows off Windows 10 ARM update

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Timeline also works with the new Pick Up Where You Left Off feature that lets you resume sessions and apps on multiple devices. There is a couple of other new features in the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update - including clipboard syncing which will let you sync content in your clipboard across all of your connected devices. Read More »

Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks

Some of our local NHS IT systems are now down. We're not confirming where they are, but there was a limited impact. Apols for any inconvenience. The National Center for the Protection of Critical Infrastructure says Friday it was communicating with more than 100 providers of energy, transportation, telecommunications and financial services about the attack even if basic services had not suffered any disruption. Read More »

Samsung Releases Update That Fixes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint…

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Learning from the past mistake, it looks like Samsung will not rush into things with the Galaxy Note 8 despite the absence of the Galaxy Note 7. Some details regarding the refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7 may change , but fans of the smartphone may already expect it to be relaunched in the South Korean market in a couple of months. Read More »

Europe warns US of safety risk from laptop ban

The DHS announced on March 21 that laptops and other large electronic devices would be banned from airliner cabins on direct flights to the US from 10 Middle Eastern airports. A congressional official said Homeland Security was likely to expand the ban soon, but did not say when or to what airports. The U.S.is expected to broaden its ban on in-flight laptops and tablets to include planes from the European Union, a move that would create logistical chaos on the world's busiest corridor of ... Read More »

#JusticeForAhok: Mass protests mark jailing of Jakarta's Christian governor for blasphemy

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Marginalised politically and socially, many turned to business and became wealthy. Ethnic Chinese people and their businesses were targeted during riots which ended Suharto's rule, and some 1,000 people were killed. The cabinets of successive presidents have featured Chinese-Indonesian ministers, often in prominent economic jobs. He spoke calmly during the interview, identifying other religiously motivated objectives such as restricting alcohol to tourist areas, curbing prostitution and ... Read More »

Eurovision 2017: Who will take the crown?

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They're both hopeful that after two previous attempts at Eurovision, with Guy Sebastian in 2015 and Dami Im in 2016, that this could be Australia's year. You can't predict this year's contest as there are so many potential dark horses in the competition, even though a lot of them are outsiders. The victor from the previous year hosts the next year's contest, and last year Ukraine's contestant Jamala won with her song "1944". Read More »

Moon, Trump agree to meet very soon

President Trump also followed a much harder stance on North Korea and declared a "unilateral action" after its "strategic patience" was exhausted. Cho June-hyuck, spokesman of the Korean Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said in a briefing Thursday that a U.S. Read More »

English hospitals forced to divert emergency cases over suspected cyber attack

That connection has given critics of USA hacking ammunition for their argument that governments finding flaws in commercial technologies and keeping them secret for the objective of exploiting them can carry a public risk. Pictures posted on social media showed screens of NHS computers with images demanding payment of $300 (275 euros) in Bitcoin, saying: "Ooops, your files have been encrypted!" Chris Camacho, chief strategy officer at the cybersecurity firm Flashpoint, confirmed the use of ... Read More »

SpaceX rocket lifts off on secret mission for United States military

ET, thundering northeast over the Atlantic Ocean with a U.S. National Reconnaissance Office mission labeled NROL-76. SpaceX cut off launch coverage two minutes and 48 seconds after liftoff at the request of the NRO, shortly after the second-stage engine fired up to boost the spy satellite into a low-Earth orbit . Read More »

Corbyn Says U.K. Won't Pander to 'Erratic' Trump Under Labour

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Thursday May 11, 2017. "The crucial thing is that there is a sharp distinction between a Government that is willing to stand up for this country, which is willing to make sure this country is properly defended and a Labour Party led by Jeremy Corbyn that would simply chuck away our ability to defend ourselves". Read More »

Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for Beijing to attend Belt & Road summit

The Belt and Road (B&R) Forum for International Cooperation, likely to be attended by 28 world leaders, begins on Sunday and Beijing aims to project the summit as a global acceptance of its initiative. Jayadeva Ranade, a former China specialist on the Indian government's National Security Advisory Board, said India saw the Silk Road as a strategic Chinese initiative, and that the Pakistan corridor was particularly worrying because it raised fears of encirclement. Read More »

Microsoft Releases New Android App For Azure Customers

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During the Build developer conference this week, the software giant announced its replacement, the globe-spanning Azure Cosmos DB . This is also an important move for the company to compete with other cloud providers, like Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform. Read More »

British hospitals, Spanish firms among targets of huge cyberattack

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ spy agency, said it was aware of a cyber incident and was working with NHS Digital and the police to investigate. An NHS Digital spokesman said: "This attack was not specifically targeted at the NHS and is affecting organisations from across a range of sectors". Read More »

Attorneys say 8-year-old Ohio boy was bullied before killing himself

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That student then pulls Gabriel into a wall. He shakes hands with the boy in the red and gray coat. "He came home from school that last day". He had fashioned a noose from a necktie and used his bunk bed. "Maybe this had been going on for years, and she had no idea, so she couldn't help him", Branch told Fox 19 . Two days after he was attacked, Gabe Taye committed suicide. Read More »

'Major disruption' as United Kingdom hospitals hit by cyber attack

NHS reported 16 affected organizations, as of 2:30 p.m. CST. File photo dated 26/05/2006 of the instruction file that Nurse Helen Barrow, of Littleborough, Lancashire, found on her desktop after becoming the first known United Kingdom victim to be held to ransom by computer frausdsters using Ransomware as the NHS is investigating "an issue with IT" amid reports of a cyber attack on its systems. Read More »