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BMW introduces the M240i M Performance Edition, limited to 750 units


Alongside these M Performance upgrades, the Edition model shares the same styling and interior updates as the normal 2-series, with new LED lights front and rear, upgraded i-Drive infotainment, black panel dials and a reprofiled dashboard. Around the rear, the diffuser gains a black paint finish, while a new carbon-fibre lip spoiler sits on the bootlid. More carbon on the mirror caps and side sill attachments, the latter with foiled M Performance inscription. Read More »

Global ransomware attack: India stays on high alert

Labour's shadow health secretary, Jonathan Ashworth, in a letter to Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt, said concerns were repeatedly flagged about outdated computer systems. Two months after Microsoft issued its security patch, thousands of computers remained vulnerable to the WannaCry attack. The US government should have treated the stealing of the NSA tool - WannaCry that was apparently modified for Friday's cyber-attack by anonymous hackers - and applied the same rules and remedial measures ... Read More »

Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks

In addition to Microsoft's Security Bulletin MS17-010 that patched the vulnerability in March, the company also issued a separate patch on Friday for users of older and unsupported operating systems such as Windows XP. But you can also set your devices to install those updates automatically so you don't even have to think about it. Hackers prey on complacency. Tom Bossert, U.S. Read More »

Intel, Samsung Back FTC in Its Lawsuit Against Qualcomm


The FTC's complaint claims the mobile chip maker has a "no license, no chips" policy that forces cell phone makers to pay increased royalties, has refused to license standard-essential patents to competitors and prevented Apple from sourcing baseband processors from Qualcomm's competitors from 2011 to 2016. Read More »

N Korea says 'new missile' can carry nuclear warhead

The North Korean news agency also reported that Kim Jong-un supervised the test of the Hwasong-12 strategic ballistic rocket, which reached an altitude of 2,111.5 kilometers and flew 787 kilometers before in landed it the Sea of Japan not far from Russian Federation. Read More »

After Comey firing, Trump's frustrations boiled over


White House officials said Trump is considering almost a dozen candidates to replace Comey, Including Texas Sen. Trump is considering naming an interim director from a group of current Federal Bureau of Investigation officials, along with nominating a permanent replacement. Read More »

WannaCry ransomware might attack 1,3 million computer systems

Experts are continuing to fix computer systems after a global cyberattack using software stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency crippled thousands of computers in 99 countries across Europe and Asia. The targets of this attack include British NHS, International shipper FedEx, Telefonica and others. The ransomware threat is likely to claim more victims today, as people head back to work. Read More »

New cyber chaos appears to have been avoided, says Europol

The WannaCry attack began on Friday night with thousands of ransomware attacks on computers in over 100 countries which included India. On Monday, senior administration officials defended the government's handling of software flaws, without confirming the NSA link to WannaCry, the tool used in the global ransomware attack. Read More »

United States urges India, Pak to engage in direct dialogue


Mohammad Faisal, from the Pakistani foreign affairs ministry, said the tribunal had been shown a video of the confession which was available online "for viewers to decide for themselves whether commander Jadhav is confessing voluntarily". "India has used this court as the scene of political theatre". Merit is a different thing, on merits India may lose but Indian may not lose by rising of the question that the ICJ has no jurisdiction to go into the matter. Read More »

Maruti Suzuki launches new Dzire at Rs 5.45 lakh


The petrol variants with manual powertrains are priced between Rs 5.45 lakh and Rs 7.94 lakh while the diesel trims are tagged between Rs 6.45 lakh and Rs 8.94 lakh. The Dzire was specially created for India, and has been one of the most popular brands ever in the Indian automobile industry. "The sedan comes with around 99 per cent localisation, truly embodying the "Make in India" vision". Read More »

'Ransomware' cyber attack in Europe: Know more about this malicious software

The Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-In), a nodal agency , issued a critical alert on Sunday to all organizations, including banks, asking them to take precautionary measures against the ransomware. Security experts warn there is no guarantee that access will be granted after payment. The frequency and scale of attacks also gives us a measure of how effectively companies and countries are prepared for cybersecurity attacks of any kind. Read More »

Cyber warning to South Africans after global attack

The scale of the attack prompted Microsoft to take the highly unusual step of releasing patches for unsupported operating systems , including Windows XP. -based security firm whose researchers were instrumental in fighting the the WannaCry attack. "A protection system. needs to be worked out", he said. Read More »

Intel Corporation's Core X-Series Processors Revealed


It might not be a long before AMD starts sharing the limelight again with Intel as Techspot's recent report indicated that Intel's Skylake-X and Kaby Lake-X products with X299 chipsets are bound to be reaching the market in June this year. Read More »

South Korean media: New president will visit US next month

Moon's foreign policy adviser met with Trump's national security advisers in Seoul on Tuesday and agreed to the meeting, Yonhap News Agency said. A former human rights lawyer, he has made known his desire to improve relations with both North Korea and China, while insisting that the alliance with the United States will remain the anchor of Seoul's diplomacy and security. Read More »

Expert finds more North Korea links in ransomware attack

NHS Digital, which oversees United Kingdom hospital cybersecurity, said it sent alerts about the problem - and a patch to fix it - to health service staff and IT professionals last month. "Previous concerns of a wide-scale infection of domestic institutions did not eventuate". Companies including Hitachi and Nissan Motor Co. reported problems but said they had not seriously affected their operations. Read More »

Putin warns against 'intimidation' after North Korea missile launch

North Korea's state news agency identified the weapon as a Hwasong-12 "medium long-range" ground-to-ground ballistic missile. Another aerospace engineering specialist, John Schilling, said the launch appeared to demonstrate an intermediate-range ballistic missile that could "reliably strike the United States base at Guam" in the Pacific. Read More »

IPhone 8 may come with bundled AirPods


Following the release of iPhone 8 and iPhone 7s this year, Apple is also battling a legal spat with Chipmaking Company Qualcomm. Others have cited production issues within Apple's supply chain. According to PhoneArena , there will be an iPhone 7S and 7S Plus also released alongside the iPhone 8. Until now, there has been a bottleneck with respect to the fingerprint sensors that Apple wanted to embed in the OLED panels that it is using for its edge-to-edge display on the 2017 iPhone. Read More »

Cyber chaos may grow at workweek's start

An estimated 200,000 computers globally were crippled on Friday itself, in the first wave of attacks, and the real impact will become evident as a new work week begins. The perpetrators demand payment within three days or the price will double, and they threaten to delete the files altogether if payment is not received within seven days. Read More »

Putin Doesn't See Eye-To-Eye With Trump On North Korea

In unidentified missile that analysts believe could be the North Korean Hwasong-12 is paraded across Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang. "It appears to have not only demonstrated an intermediate-range ballistic missile that might enable them to reliably strike the U.S. Read More »

Curtis Banks Group PLC (CBP) Earns Buy Rating from Peel Hunt

Jefferies Group LLC now has a buy rating on the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of Hold and an average target price of GBX 402.50 ($5.21). The correct version of this piece can be viewed at Read More »

Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched in India at starting price of Rs 6999

Scroll down to know more details about the Redmi 4 smartphone that has been released in India including its specifications and features. The variant of the Redmi 4 with 3GB RAM and 32 internal storage is priced at ₹8,999, while the variant with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage is priced at ₹10,999 in India. Read More »

Could you help foster a child?


Local non-profit, "The Call" is bringing attention to the shortage of foster families to mark National Foster Care Awareness Month. More specifically, there are almost 20,000 children and young people in OOHC in NSW alone, with 49% of those children and young people living in the Hunter and Central Coast areas. Read More »