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Google is looking to AI to vault Android ahead of iOS

Alternatively, Google Lens in Photos will be able to identify buildings and locations and even show ratings (in case of restaurants or hotels). It will first be available as part of Google's voice-controlled digital assistant - which bears the straightforward name "Google Assistant" - and Photos app. [Full Article...]

Opposition's unruly act shamed the House, says UP governor Ram Naik

Opposition's unruly act shamed the House, says UP governor Ram Naik Several members of the Opposition stormed the Well of the House despite Speaker Hridaya Narain Dixit's request for an all-party meeting to address their concerns. The chaos was witnessed as the House met for the first day of the Assembly session in the state. "For redressing their problems, the GST council is going to hold a meeting soon", the Chief Minister told both the Legislative Assembly and ... [Full Article...]

Worldwide cyber-attack "Wannacry"

Worldwide cyber-attack The attacks became so widespread that the vendor also released patches targeting out-of-support versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8. Although inroads have been made to combat the attack, the malicious software continues to spread, taking advantage of an exploit found in unpatched versions of Microsoft Windows. [Full Article...]

NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients

NHS cyber attack: Hospitals no longer diverting patients It appears to exploit a vulnerability in Windows that, according to the Toronto Star , "was supposedly identified by the U.S". The software tools to create the attack were revealed in April among a trove of NSA spy tools that were either leaked or stolen. [Full Article...]

Daydream standalone VR by Qualcomm

Here's Google on what and when we can expect Standalone VR. Here are the highlights. HTC obviously gave birth to Vive, one of the most accomplished VR headsets to date, so its experience will pay dividends in creating a new device. Google is working with Qualcomm on a reference design and plans to collaborate with HTC and Lenovo on standalone VR headsets. The company also will expand its Day... [Full Article...]

How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack

How to Shield Your System Against WannaCry Ransomware Attack Cyber risk modeling firm Cyence estimates the potential costs from the hack at $4 billion, while other groups predict losses would be in the hundreds of millions. During the past weekend, the " WannaCry " ransomware disrupted computer systems across the world. Security firms have continually raised alarms about the NHS's reliance on Windows XP, an operating system that is no longer supported by ... [Full Article...]

Hackers behind ransomware attack threaten to release data on foreign nuclear programs

Hackers behind ransomware attack threaten to release data on foreign nuclear programs The notorious hacking group Shadow Brokers is back with a new moneymaking scheme that involves a subscription service to releases from its trove of hacked National Security Agency-related exploits. The group provided no proof that it holds the data it claims, and it's possible that it is lying. More than 300,000 computers were infected by the WannaCry malware since Friday, locking down computers... [Full Article...]

Surprise, There's Tons Of Orcs In Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Surprise, There's Tons Of Orcs In Middle-earth: Shadow of War It'll supposedly include more worlds to explore and an expanded Nemesis system, although all I'm really crossing my fingers for is a lot less brown than Mordor's opening levels. The game will be shown at this year's E3, so expect to get additional details about it at that time. Monolith's stroke of brilliance was to devise various open world ecologies of ladder-climbing foes who quarreled not ... [Full Article...]

Here's what Liam Payne originally wanted his son's name to be

Here's what Liam Payne originally wanted his son's name to be But now the former Girls Aloud singer has gone and broken her social media silence for the FIRST TIME since becoming a mum, and - as expected - the internet has basically gone into meltdown. The One Direction star sent the rumour mill into overdrive as he joked that his love of a U.S. fast food chain was the real reason behind a promotional visit to Los Angeles. [Full Article...]

RIP MP3: The Iconic Music Format is Officially Terminated Now

RIP MP3: The Iconic Music Format is Officially Terminated Now Music's first premier audio format has finally been abandoned as developers to the much-loved music MP3 officially announced its demise. "These can deliver more features and a higher audio quality at much lower bitrates compared to mp3". "The development of mp3 started in the late 80s at Fraunhofer IIS, based on previous development results at the University Erlangen-Nuremberg". What does t... [Full Article...]

Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training

Google has not delivered the power consumption metric for its Tensor Processing Units but we feel that it is going to be more efficient than NVIDIA's graphics processors. A single TPU pod contains 64 of these latest Cloud TPUs and can therefore provide up to 11.5 petaflops of compute power for machine learning models. [Full Article...]

CREDIT SUISSE: The WannaCry ransomware attack could give Microsoft's stock a boost

CREDIT SUISSE: The WannaCry ransomware attack could give Microsoft's stock a boost The Reserve Bank issued an advisory asking all banks to immediately update software systems using patches by Microsoft. "Repeatedly, exploits in the hands of governments have leaked into the public domain and caused widespread damage". But some organizations didn't apply it, and others were running older versions of Windows that Microsoft no longer supports. Lawrence Abrams, a New York-based b... [Full Article...]

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets

Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets New "visual responses" were also announced by Google which enable users to get the answers they receive from Home shown on a screen. For example, a couple could decide to share all photos they take of their kids, or pet iguana. Google's latest tool lets you point your phone's camera at places and objects to get information about them. CEO Sundar Pichai says the new Google Lens is a set of visi... [Full Article...]

Halle Berry Strips Down For Nina Simone Tribute

Halle Berry Strips Down For Nina Simone Tribute Berry's post received over 91,000 likes and many compliments in the comments. A second shared: "HALLE time to come out of HIDING", as a third wrote: "You're so lovely Halle #nofear", alongside a love heart emoji. "I feel great", the star declared. I'm looking forward to sharing our world through images that reflect my emotions and perceptions. "And I've never felt better". [Full Article...]

Iran leader denounces 'unworthy' election rhetoric

Iran leader denounces 'unworthy' election rhetoric TEHRAN: Iran's top two presidential candidates launched a final day of election campaigning Wednesday as the supreme leader called for a massive turnout to bolster the regime against its "enemies". Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation are the main winners of the upcoming presidential election, no matter who becomes president. [Full Article...]

Overwatch free-to-play weekend coming; One Year anniversary event teased

Overwatch free-to-play weekend coming; One Year anniversary event teased The team-based shooter came out a year ago on May 24 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Blizzard is celebrating the one year anniversary with a special milestone event that begins next Tuesday, May 23. Players will also have the opportunity to level up, earn Loot Boxes, and unlock a different customization options. Jump into the Nexus with Tracer and surprise your enemies in the blink of an ey... [Full Article...]

Wannacry Attack: North Korea Links Alleged by Google Researcher

Wannacry Attack: North Korea Links Alleged by Google Researcher Indeed, Wannacry is asserted as the biggest global ransomware attack in the history of internet. The worms quickly scanned computers with vulnerability, in this case the older versions of Microsoft Windows , and used those computers as hackers' command and control centers. [Full Article...]

Cabinet clears proposal to build ten atomic reactors

Cabinet clears proposal to build ten atomic reactors The 10 PHWR project will result in a significant augmentation of nuclear power generation capacity, " Coal Minister Piyush Goyal said here at media briefing on Cabinet decisions. "This decision, which envisages an investment of around Rs 1,05,000 crore, is another step forward in the Make in India initiative and will give a major boost to the Indian industry", Roy said. [Full Article...]

48000 ransomware attack attempts seen in India: Quick Heal Tech

48000 ransomware attack attempts seen in India: Quick Heal Tech The company said its advanced exploit protection technology was able to provide real-time threat awareness against the ransomware. In light of the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks on a few Maharashtra government office computers, the state has come up with helpline numbers for a few days to guide organisations and institutions prevent and remedy such such cyber attacks, if any.Last Friday,... [Full Article...]

Google expected to announce new VR headset, Android O details

We're just hours away from the start of this year's Google I/O conference and the rumor mill is still churning like insane. If wrangling half-baked software isn't your bag, check out Greenbot's guide to the best new Android O features-or try to parse all the features listed to comprise the massive O in the image at the top of this page. [Full Article...]


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