• Global ransomware attack spreads to India, China
Global ransomware attack spreads to India, China

It included code known as " Eternal Blue ", which cyber security experts widely believe was stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) and was also used in last month's ransomware attack , named " WannaCry ". National Security Agency and recently leaked to the web. "Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to recover your files, bu...

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  • Qualcomm unveils its next generation of ultrasonic fingerprint scanners
Qualcomm unveils its next generation of ultrasonic fingerprint scanners

First talking about the fingerprint scanning and authentication technology, Qualcomm says "The suite of features consists of sensors for Display, Glass and Metal, detection of directional gestures, and underwater fingerprint match and device wake-up".

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  • Users with G Suite accounts can now sign up for Project Fi
Users with G Suite accounts can now sign up for Project Fi

Project Fi has made a small, but important, change to the way it operates, opening up the service to those who use paid G Suite accounts rather than just consumer-grade Google accounts. It does not mean the free version of Gmail will be ad-free, however, but will instead target users based on information gleaned from activity on their profil...

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  • SNES Classic UK release date, price and games confirmed by Nintendo
SNES Classic UK release date, price and games confirmed by Nintendo

The announcement of the SNES Classic rocked the gaming world today, especially given that it will ship with 21 of Nintendo's most classic releases for the console. And they made it a true bonus game: The only way to unlock the new game is through playing (and hopefully beating) the original StarFox game. Many US Nintendo fans already indicate...

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  • Cyber Attacks Spreading Across Europe; WPP, Maersk Report IT Systems Impacted
Cyber Attacks Spreading Across Europe; WPP, Maersk Report IT Systems Impacted

The criminals behind the attack have demanded a US$300 (NZ$410) ransom in virtual currency Bitcoin from victims, but have been thwarted from collecting ransoms after a German email hosting company blocked the email address used to communicate with victims.

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  • Massive hack attack targets Europe, US
Massive hack attack targets Europe, US

PARIS - A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard. "This morning the National Bank of Ukraine has warned banks and other financial market participants about an external hacker attack on the websites of ...

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  • Chernobyl is hit as cyber hack spreads global chaos
Chernobyl is hit as cyber hack spreads global chaos

Security experts said they expected the impact to be smaller than WannaCry since many computers had been patched with Windows updates in the wake of WannaCry last month to protect them against attacks using Eternal Blue code.Still, the attack could be more risky than traditional strains of ransomware because it makes computers unresponsiv...

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  • You can now buy any Xbox One game from the Windows Store
You can now buy any Xbox One game from the Windows Store

It's also worth noting the Xbox One S can output at 4K, but it does so by upscaling 1080p visuals. " Furthermore, the leap from 1080 to 4k resolution is simply not as revolutionary as the previous movement from standard definition to high definition ".

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  • SpaceX launches 10 Iridium NEXT satellites using its Falcon 9
SpaceX launches 10 Iridium NEXT satellites using its Falcon 9

Friday's first-stage looked to have a particularly rough landing, and appeared bent on the live video feed. On Sunday 25 June A second Falcon 9 launched from Vandenburg Air Force Base in California carrying 10 Iridium NEXT satellites .

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  • Portly Pets: Report Highlights Obesity in US Dogs & Cats
Portly Pets: Report Highlights Obesity in US Dogs & Cats

Banfield's report is based on the 2.5million dogs and 500,000 cats examined in the pet hospital's American outposts a year ago, according to USA Today . "Some may say, 'My pet looks cute being pudgy or plump, ' [but] ultimately carrying those extra pounds contributes to exacerbating these diseases", he added, according to USA Today .

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  • Ukrainian special forces chief killed in Kiev auto explosion
Ukrainian special forces chief killed in Kiev auto explosion

Maksym Shapoval, was killed in a auto explosion in Kyiv's Solomensky district on Tuesday morning, the Ukrainian Defense Ministry said on its website. Police said the explosion occurred early morning while the auto was moving. "As a result of [the explosion] a member of the defense ministry's main intelligence department, Colonel Maksim Shapoval, ...

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  • Google fined a record 2.4 billion euros in EU antitrust case
Google fined a record 2.4 billion euros in EU antitrust case

The Commission concluded that Google "gave prominent placement in its search results only to its own comparison shopping service, whilst demoting rival services". " Google's own comparison shopping service is not subject to Google's generic search algorithms, including such demotions". This will affect other cases the Commission might buil...

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  • Last Traded Price Fluctuations: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)
Last Traded Price Fluctuations: Southwestern Energy Company (SWN)

Southwestern Energy Co now has $3.03 billion valuation. (UEC) were valued at $1.62 and moved 15.71% as of a recent closing trade. 458.63 million shares or 3.28% less from 474.16 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. Southwestern Energy Company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $13.94. Allianz Asset Manageme...

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  • Salt Lake City drivers crash into nation's second-worst ranking
Salt Lake City drivers crash into nation's second-worst ranking

They used statistics from their website including accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs and citations. The insurance website QuoteWizard issued a list Tuesday, ranking the 75 most populous cities based on how well their residents drive. QuoteWizard, the one-stop-shop for all types of insurance, has taken to data to statistically determine which US ...

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  • Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well
Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

Naturally, the company wants to up the ante with even more launches in the coming months. Just as with the first launch, Iridium and Thales Alenia Space teams will complete on-orbit testing and validation. We've conducted flight tests with the FAA and NAV CANADA, which were created to really push our system's limits, while also helping to fine-tu...

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  • EU announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results
EU announces record $2.7 billion antitrust fine on Google over search results

In addition to this fine , the Commission amount, Google will put an end to these practices deemed anti-competitive in 90 days , "without which it will be subjected to periodic penalty payments up to 5% of the average turnover of the business done on a daily basis at the global level by Alphabet, the parent company of Google ".

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  • JK Rowling celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter and Twitter loves
JK Rowling celebrates 20 years of Harry Potter and Twitter loves

For me personally, as a kid, Harry Potter was a gateway to a whole new world. " Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone " (that's Philosopher's Stone , for those across The Pond) hit booksellers' shelves with just 500 initial prints but since then, the seven-book series has sold over 450 million copies in 79 different languages around the world....

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  • Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban
Trump claims victory as court partially reinstates travel ban

Chin says the decision is a partial victory for Hawaii because it allows people such as university students and relatives of USA citizens to enter the country. The judiciary does not have intelligence services and foreign policy experts to equip it to make such judgements. The government argued that a 90-day pause on entry of travellers from ...

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  • New research suggests smartphones might actually be making you dumber
New research suggests smartphones might actually be making you dumber

The tests were geared to measure participants' available cognitive capacity - the brain's ability to hold and process data. The volunteers were then asked to complete a series of computer tests that required serious concentration to score highly.

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  • Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Parents Must Be Listed on Birth Certificates
Supreme Court Rules Same-Sex Parents Must Be Listed on Birth Certificates

Several similar cases across the USA are being pressed by Christian conservatives who oppose gay marriage, and argue that providing certain services to same-sex couples violates their religious beliefs. One of the sponsors of the legislation, now-House Republican Leader Patrick Neville of Castle Rock, said, "As Americans, we cherish our fundamental...

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