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Alexa wants to show you things - Amazon unveils its touchscreen Echo device

The Show takes everything that is great about the current iterations of the Echo and adds the thing most wanted by users, a screen. While the Echo Show will retail for US$229.99 ($313), Amazon is pushing the device's communication capabilities by offering US$100 off when two or more are bought together. [Full Article...]

U.S. should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says

U.S. should take some of blame for massive cyberattack, Chinese media says Other breeds of malware may infect various operating systems, so no matter which device you are using, you should regularly update your software to install the latest security enhancements. In fact, David Powner, director of IT at the Government Accountability Office, says some federal agencies pay programmers more to learn outdated languages, just to keep old systems functioning. [Full Article...]

Google Daydream gives you access to more without leaving VR

Google Daydream gives you access to more without leaving VR Unlike the existing Daydream holster, which is just a felt-covered, head-mounted container for smartphones, the standalone Daydream headsets have "everything built right in: no cables, no phone, certainly no big PC", as Google VP for VR Clay Bavor said on stage. [Full Article...]

Cyber-Security Experts Fear the Progression Of 'WannaCry' Ransomware

The attack illustrated a "disconcerting link between the two most serious forms of cybersecurity threats in the world today - nation state action and organized criminal action", Smith said. Unlikely from the past, nowadays, free software operating systems (GNU/Linux ) are more user-friendly and easy to use. The Ransomware attack disrupted the company's sorting operation in Memphis, Tennessee, and ... [Full Article...]

So far 20 million vote in Iran's presidential election

So far 20 million vote in Iran's presidential election U.S. President Donald Trump's tougher stance on Iran has stoked concern as well, though his administration this week took a key step toward preserving the Obama-era nuclear deal. In the 1980s he helped sentence thousands of political prisoners to death. Speaking on May 8, Rohani said voters did not want someone who in the four decades since Iran's 1979 revolution has only known how to "execute a... [Full Article...]

'WannaCry' Ransomware Attack Stymies Global PCs

They advised those whose networks have been effectively shut down by the ransomware attack not to make the payment demanded - the equivalent of $300, paid in the digital currency bitcoin, delivered to a likely untraceable destination that consists merely of a lengthy string of letters and numbers. [Full Article...]

Google Shows Off New Smarts at I/O 17

Google's keynote focused largely on AI and machine learning with Assistant at the centre of it all. Pichai gave examples of the system recognising a flower, a series of restaurants on a street in NY (and automatically pulling in their ratings and information from Google ), and the network name and password for a wifi router from the back of the router itself - the phone then automatically connec... [Full Article...]

Major Worldwide Cyber Attack Spreads

The Hitachi ATMs deployed by many White Label ATM players and Yes Bank were impacted by the malware. Though damaging, the WannaCry worm was not the worst that could have happened. In Australia, Cyber Security Minister Dan Tehan warned that there will always be threats of cyber attacks despite measures to intensify the country's cyber security. [Full Article...]

Telegram 4.0 released with video message support, Telescope and Bot Payments

Telegram 4.0 released with video message support, Telescope and Bot Payments In an effort to not clutter the existing user interface of the app, Telegram developers decided to make the camera icon accessible by tapping the microphone icon, which will prompt a switch between the two. "When accepting a payment from a user, the bot developer can choose between all available payment providers, selecting the one already used by the buyer or the one with the lowest commission". [Full Article...]

Microsoft to NSA: WannaCry is your fault

They exploited a ideal storm of factors - the Windows hole, the ability to get ransom paid in digital currency, poor security practices - but it's unclear if the payoff, at least so far, was worth the trouble. National Security Agency, which used it for surveillance activities. WannaCry, however, does not discriminate and has taken over not only general users' computers, but also large-scale organ... [Full Article...]

No report yet of 'WannaCry' hit on Indian network: CERT

Global financial and economic losses from the "WannaCry" attack that crippled computers in at least 150 countries could swell into the billions of dollars, making it one of the most damaging incidents involving so-called ransomware. Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in San Jose and managed by leading security experts from Palo Alto Networks, FireEye, Google and Yahoo. [Full Article...]

Ransomware: WannaCry cyber attack may attack Indian banking system soon, says expert

Smith said the malicious WannaCrypt software "were drawn from the exploits stolen from the National Security Agency". "That theft was publicly reported earlier this year". "As software has become ever more complex, interdependent and interconnected, our reputation as a company has in turn become more vulnerable", Gates wrote in an email to employees identifying trustworthy computing as Microsoft'... [Full Article...]

Volvo could be Making its Last Generation of Diesel Engines

Volvo could be Making its Last Generation of Diesel Engines Volvo predicts that with mid-cycle improvements the engine will be useful until about 2023, but that the cost of developing a new diesel engine after that will be too high to be feasible. Generally, diesel variants cost about 1,300 euros more than similar petrol-powered cars, but more stringent norms could push this up by 300 euros per engine, as carmakers struggle to bring real NOx emissions clos... [Full Article...]

States of Jersey 'remain unaffected' by global cyber attack

The extortion scheme has created chaos in 150 countries and could wreak even greater havoc as more malicious variations appear. According to Microsoft, computers affected by the so-called " ransomware " did not have security patches for various Windows versions installed or were running Windows XP, which the company no longer supports. [Full Article...]

Two killed in US tornadoes

Two killed in US tornadoes The first one died when the tornado hit a moveable home park in Wisconsin and the other died when a twister smashed a housing division in Oklahoma . Reports indicated 2-inch diameter hail hit in Polk County and hail also hit the community of Somerset hard in St. Croix County, Griesinger said. Nolan escaped with just a couple of scratches, he said. [Full Article...]

Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming

Apparently, Shadow Brokers have already tried to sell information to several multinational companies, countries, and global organizations, including the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the UN, Microsoft , Apple, and Google, but none of them was interested in that kind of purchase. [Full Article...]

First alleged image of the Lenovo Moto Z2 makes its debut

Motorola's entire line-up for 2017, including Moto Z, Mot X, Moto E and Moto C, were previously leaked by tipster Evan Blass . While both do have 2 GB RAM and 16 GB storage configurations, there's a possibility that a 3 GB RAM Moto E4 Plus model will be available. [Full Article...]

Destiny 2 is coming to Blizzard's Battle.net

This isn't necessariliy unheard of, especially among larger game development companies, but it's still interesting to note in light of how fundamentally similar Halo and Destiny can seem - a similarity that Barnes says was not originally intended. [Full Article...]

A Group Linked to Leaking NSA Spying Tools Is Making Another Threat

The release included a Windows SMB [Server Message Block] exploit, EternalBlue, which was leveraged in the recent WannaCry global ransomware attack. Though the Shadow Brokers' online statement did not mention any other tech industry product by name, there was mention of threats to dump data from banks using the SWIFT global money transfer network and to dump data from Russian, Chinese, Iranian o... [Full Article...]

Ford Offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Update to 2016 Owners

Ford Offers Apple CarPlay, Android Auto Update to 2016 Owners Also, this feature does not require you to keep the vehicle running when the update is being downloaded. The American auto giant today announced its SYNC 3 version 2.2 software, which enables both Android Auto and Apple CarPlay for all 2016 model year vehicles. [Full Article...]


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