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Attack on web provider disrupts some sites on US East Coast Attack on web provider disrupts some sites on US East Coast
- October 22, 2016

They included CNN, HBO Now, Mashable , the New York Times, People.com, the Wall Street Journal and Yelp. "The complexity of the attacks is what's making it very challenging for us", said Dyn's chief strategy officer, Kyle York. East Coast. The loose-knit hacktivist network Anonymous in 2010 targeted the DNS provider EveryDNS among others in 2010 as retribution for efforts to block the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks. (more...)
Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack Twitter, Amazon, other top websites shut in cyber attack
- October 22, 2016

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating "all potential causes" of the Dyn attack, according to a spokesman. Cyber attacks targeting a little known internet infrastructure company, Dyn, disrupted access to dozens of websites on Friday, preventing some users from accessing PayPal , Twitter and Spotify. (more...)
State media: Russian and Syrian warplanes stop bombing Aleppo
- October 22, 2016

Mr Shoigu told a news conference: " Russia now expects its partners.to take the baton and assist this humanitarian operation, to make sure the bandits leave Aleppo , especially its eastern part, in order for a real process of separation of the so-called moderate opposition from terrorist groups to begin". (more...)
Google Pixel Specs, Review, Updates: Is Google's First Smartphone Worth The Wait? Google Pixel Specs, Review, Updates: Is Google's First Smartphone Worth The Wait?
- October 22, 2016

This one's called Wallpapers, and it's the same app we've had access to thanks to the leaked Pixel Launcher. The firm has noted, however, that all Nexus devices that were eligible for 7.0 Nougat will eventually be able to install 7.1. We've never had developer previews this early on, and for an incremental update, nonetheless. The manufacturer of the Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL is not Google . (more...)
Apple goes to court over fake iPhone chargers and cables on Amazon Apple goes to court over fake iPhone chargers and cables on Amazon
- October 22, 2016

Amazon notified Apple that Mobile Star LLC was the company that supplied the fake products and turned over the remaining inventory to Apple. The company even cited Amazon reviews from customers whose chargers caught fire in its legal filing. (more...)
Daesh attacks oil city Kirkuk, oil production not affected
- October 22, 2016

Now, in a rare sign of unity, a coalition of government forces and local groups (including Christians, Kurds, and Shia) are pushing to reclaim one of the terrorist group's final strongholds. Iraqi officials said they had advanced as far as the town of Bartella, 15 kilometers (nine miles) from Mosul's outskirts, by Thursday. In Kirkuk , Islamic State attacked several police buildings and a power station in the early hours of Friday and some of the attackers remained holed up in a mosque ... (more...)
Recall of Samsung Note 7 to cost at least $5.3 billion
- October 22, 2016

A day earlier, Samsung slashed its third quarter profit estimate by one third. Operating profit is expected to drop by about 2.6 trillion won to 5.2 trillion won. Samsung also recalled about 200,000 phones in China and about half a million phones in South Korea. The company received 13 reports of burns and 47 reports of property damages associated with the phones. (more...)
Surface tablets could eventually outsell iPads thanks to enterprise sales Surface tablets could eventually outsell iPads thanks to enterprise sales
- October 22, 2016

Microsoft shares were trading around record highs in U.S. markets on Friday after reporting first-quarter sales and earnings that topped analysts' estimates, buoyed by growing demand for cloud-based software and services. In after-hours trading, Microsoft shares climbed more than 5 percent, exceeding $60 a share and reaching above the all-time closing highs reached in 1999. (more...)
Meet Nintendo's new console 'Switch'
- October 22, 2016

Users can then pop the tablet out of the Switch Console and plug it into a "Switch Dock" base station for the TV. Gaming industry giant Nintendo , home to Super Mario and other popular video games, has just released a new video and press release highlighting a new console. (more...)
Microsoft shares jump as Cloud, Office lead profits Microsoft shares jump as Cloud, Office lead profits
- October 22, 2016

Revenues in Microsoft's intelligent cloud business were up 8pc, Azure revenue was up 116pc, and server revenue was up 11pc. "And we are well-positioned to serve them", Nadella said in a statement . Microsoft's " More Personal Computing " division saw revenue decline 2% to $9.3 billion. But perhaps the highlight was the 116 percent rise in Azure revenue , as Azure compute usage more than doubled year-over-year. (more...)
Facebook Employees Wanted to Censor 'Hate Speech' from Trump, 'Threatened to Quit' Facebook Employees Wanted to Censor 'Hate Speech' from Trump, 'Threatened to Quit'
- October 22, 2016

Some of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Facebook posts sparked a heated debate among employees over whether his comments constitute hate speech and violate the site's terms of use, according to a report published Friday by The Wall Street Journal . (more...)
Nintendo explains that Switch Dock is not the "main console unit"
- October 22, 2016

The gaming company unveiled a "Preview Trailer" today showing off the console/tablet hybrid that has two detachable, one-handed controllers (Joy-Cons) that "can be employed by numerous people for a variety of gameplay options". The video begins with a guy sitting on his couch playing Zelda in a traditional manner, with a wireless controller and console through the TV. Yesterday's Nintendo Switch trailer was all about that. (more...)
Major cyber attack takes down Twitter and Amazon websites
- October 22, 2016

Reports of online disruption cropped up across the East Coast of the United States after a key internet firm was hit by a cyberattack Friday. Even gaming networks like PSN are experiencing technical issues , and while likely, its now unconfirmed at this time if the instances are related. (more...)
Cyber attacks disrupt PayPal, Twitter, other sites
- October 22, 2016

The DDoS attack hit what is akin to a directory assistance service used to route online traffic to the right addresses, meaning that even though networks such as Level 3 were running normally they couldn't be reached. Distributed denial of service or DDoS attacks involve flooding websites with traffic, making them hard to access or taking them offline entirely. The attack may turn out to be among the biggest in history, as mounting evidence pointed to similarities between Friday's attack and ... (more...)
IS assault on Kirkuk ends after clashes with police
- October 22, 2016

Imams shut down all mosques in the city, canceling Friday Prayers, as the city was turned into an urban battle zone that was livestreamed for much of the day by Kurdish news outlets . Kirkuk police commander Brig. She did not provide further details. "There is a grave danger that ISIL fighters will not only use such vulnerable people as human shields, but may opt to kill them rather than see them liberated", Zeid said in a statement . (more...)
US probing cyber attacks that disrupted Twitter, Reddit, Spotify
- October 22, 2016

That was after a hacker released software code that powers such malware, called Mirai, several weeks ago. The incident took offline some of the most popular sites on the web, including Netflix, Twitter, Spotify, Reddit, CNN, PayPal, Pinterest and Fox News, as well as newspapers including the Guardian, the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal. (more...)
Nintendo's Next Console unveiled as the Nintendo Switch
- October 22, 2016

Problem is, the Wii U isn't as powerful as the PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, it doesn't have much third-party support with the best games from Nintendo, and many developers don't know what to do with the touchscreen. Players can then bring their Nintendo Switch systems together in portable mode for local multiplayer gameplay. A translated Famitsu interview has revealed some interesting info about the Nintendo Switch , including the fact that it won't be backwards compatible with the Wii U ... (more...)
Yahoo, Verizon now talking about impact of email hack
- October 22, 2016

Net income attributable to Yahoo rose to $162.8 million, or 17 cents per share, from $76.3 million, or 8 cents per share, a year earlier. T-Mobile US late last month said it had gained more than 750,000 branded postpaid net phone additions and 650,000 net prepaid customer additions just prior to the quarter ending. (more...)
Nintendo Confirms Amiibo Support for Nintendo Switch, Clarifies Additional Features
- October 22, 2016

But Nintendo's follow-up, the Wii U, has disappointed. The only comment they would give is that the device was designed for players to play as long as possible comfortably without the need for a power outlet. This does create some interesting quandaries for the future of the Nintendo 3DS. Nintendo reiterated that the Switch is a home console first and foremost, and not a portable despite its portability. (more...)
Apple confirms New MacBook Pro launch on Oct 27
- October 22, 2016

A new report has come up stating that Apple plans to officially release the MacBook Pro 2016 at the upcoming Apple Mac Event on 27 October, 2016. We have created a table of the worldwide start times above for next week's Apple Mac event, or more so when we think it will be, going on previous events helps by Apple . (more...)

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