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Chinese firm says it did all it could ahead of cyberattack
- October 26, 2016

DNS refers to a service that, among other things, allows people to refer to computers on the Internet by name, rather than by an IP numeric address. "And because there's no regulation, the manufacturers don't need to make sure these devices ship with any security whatsoever". (more...)
US takes aim at cyber attacks from connected devices as recalls mount
- October 26, 2016

Is there any way to prevent repeat performances? Many devices ship with default passwords that are easily broken, and few force users to change them. DDOS attacks and the flood of traffic they unleash can be managed and redirected, "but intrusion is much more devastating, because you're inside the network - the damage could be permanent", said Beheshti. (more...)
What you need to know about the AT&T-Time Warner deal What you need to know about the AT&T-Time Warner deal
- October 26, 2016

The number of Time Warner Inc . shares in issue is 777,842,000 which have a current share price of 86.74 bringing Time Warner Inc .'s market capitalisation to 67.47B Dollars. Verizon bought AOL past year and has now proposed a deal for Yahoo to build a digital-ad business. That's why it has such bullish potential . Given AT&T's anti-consumer history (whether helping crammers rip off its own customers or viciously fighting net neutrality), consumer advocates were quick to warn that ... (more...)
Get ready for 'Microsoft Teams,' Microsoft's answer to Slack Get ready for 'Microsoft Teams,' Microsoft's answer to Slack
- October 26, 2016

We revealed Microsoft's Slack competitor, Skype Teams just a few weeks ago. However, Skype Teams also appeared to have some of its own unique features, such as an integration with Microsoft's cloud service, OneDrive, and a meeting scheduler (or calendar) built in. (more...)
VF Corp. (VFC) Sank To A 9-Month Low After Guidance Reduced
- October 26, 2016

Finally, Prudential PLC increased its stake in shares of V.F. Corp.by 12.8% in the first quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Fox Run Management L.l.c. added MSFT to its portfolio by purchasing 8,100 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $463,239. (more...)
IPad Mini 5 Amazing Specs, Features Revealed
- October 26, 2016

Because of this, rumors have spread that Apple is halting the iPad Mini lineup or that the company is merging it with the iPad Pro lineup, rebranding the iPad Mini 5 as the iPad Pro Mini. Interestingly, Mr. Ming's research report , the introduction of a new 10.5-inch iPad Pro model will help the Cupertino company to expand its reach in the educational and commercial markets. (more...)
Galaxy S8 release delayed! Samsung is focused on Galaxy Note 7 investigation
- October 26, 2016

In the US, Note 7 owners can now get $25 in credit if they return their defective phone, or $100 if they exchange it for another Samsung device. Announced class action lawsuits will dog the company for a bit as it tries to move forward but the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 could help the company put this disaster behind it. (more...)
Bigger, fancier and now available in plug-in hybrid form! Bigger, fancier and now available in plug-in hybrid form!
- October 26, 2016

In addition, the new platform actually allowed Mini to make more interior space on the new Countryman . Techno highlights of the new Countryman include the first use of a touchscreen in a MINI, optional two-mode dampers, three-mode driver control of engine, automatic transmission, steering and sound and a function that rates the severity of the off-road challenge with which the auto is dealing dubbed Mini Country Timer. (more...)
Google Buys Eye-Tracking Company Eyefluence
- October 26, 2016

The company has bought eyeball tracking firm Eyefluence, which should help it in its present and future VR and AR ambitions. Eyefluence's Michell Hodgden hinted at what to expect once Eyefluence's engineers join Google . Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Google's acquisition of Eyefluence signals continuing interest by the search giant in augmented reality and virtual reality applications. (more...)
Plane Crashes in Malta, At Least Five Dead Plane Crashes in Malta, At Least Five Dead
- October 26, 2016

The plane was initially reported to have been leased by Frontex, but a spokesman for the European Union border management agency said it was not their plane. It had been due to return to the airport after a flight of a few hours on Monday without touching down anywhere else. Malta's government said the flight was part of a French Customs operation tracing routes of illicit trafficking, both of humans and drugs, leaving Libya's lawless coasts. (more...)
Mercedes Launches E-Class Supercars Mercedes Launches E-Class Supercars
- October 26, 2016

A further decrease in size, to the latest 4.0-litre engine, might lead you to believe the E63 has turned sensible, but improvements in engine and turbocharging mean the new cars are up to 30bhp more powerful than the models they replace. Overall, it is 0.67 inches wider, with the wheel arches able to accommodate greater track width and larger wheels on the front axle. The engine is also fitted with a cylinder deactivation system, which switches off cylinders two, three, five, and eight under ... (more...)
Venezuelan parliament votes to begin impeachment proceedings against President Nicolas Maduro
- October 26, 2016

Besides meeting Pope Francis - with whom he said he had a "deeply human, spiritual conversation" - Maduro pushed leaders in the Middle East to cut oil output in hopes of raising prices. "What the people have done, both the opposition and government supporters, was a free, democratic, constitutional and peaceful expression of the awareness of their civil rights", he said, charging that the government "carried out violence with the various persecutions conducted against different opposition ... (more...)
Samsung Finally Pulls Galaxy Note 7 off the Shelves Samsung Finally Pulls Galaxy Note 7 off the Shelves
- October 26, 2016

In an unprecedented decision in the smartphone market, Samsung said on September 2, that it would recall as many as 2.5 million Galaxy Note 7s around the world while it tried to fix what it called a defective battery. It said it had also cut its sales estimate for the quarter by 2 trillion won, to 47 trillion won. I think it would be wiser for Samsung to spend as much time as possible making sure the Galaxy S8 is both innovative and flawless, even if it means pushing the launch ... (more...)
DuPont Expects Dow Merger to Close First-Quarter 2017 DuPont Expects Dow Merger to Close First-Quarter 2017
- October 26, 2016

If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. (more...)
Amusement Park Accident In Australia Kills 4 Amusement Park Accident In Australia Kills 4
- October 26, 2016

The Thunder River Rapids ride is considered to be family-friendly and is open to children as young as two. The ride, which is described as a "moderate thrill" attraction, involves circular rafts that move along a fast-moving artificial river. (more...)
Why has Trump fallen out of love with polls? He's losing Why has Trump fallen out of love with polls? He's losing
- October 26, 2016

It's nearly as if Donald Trump's campaign manager is not even talking to her candidate these days. But the effort to engineer a kindler, gentler G.O.P. The margin of sampling error for results among the full sample and among registered voters is plus or minus 3 percentage points. But this year the parties are running almost even. (more...)
Dyn says DDos attack was 'sophisticated, highly coordinated', confirms Mirai botnet use
- October 26, 2016

Web service provider Dyn on Saturday said the massive Internet attack that rendered many popular websites unreachable for parts of Friday has ended, though its engineers were still investigating how it happened. Security experts were concerned that the hackers relied on the easy-to-use program, Mirai, to launch the DDoS attacks. Last week a DHS cyber defense team warned about new strains of malware that blast sites with traffic from everyday products connected to the internet. (more...)
Man on lam after attempted decapitations, violent rampage
- October 26, 2016

Police say he was last seen early Monday about 30 miles from the Texas border in western Oklahoma - 165 miles away from where the manhunt began Sunday night in Wellston. Valerie Kay Wilkson , 54, had similar neck wounds along with defensive wounds on her arms, the affidavit stated. In a second Facebook video Sunday, Vance was seen in a different auto and there appeared to be a rifle or shotgun next to him in the vehicle, according to the affidavit. (more...)
Texas getting $190 million as judge signs VW emissions fraud deal Texas getting $190 million as judge signs VW emissions fraud deal
- October 26, 2016

US District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco signed off on VW's settlement with federal and California regulators and the owners of the 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles in a pivotal moment for the world's No. "We're going to sell it back as soon as humanly possible and try to put this behind us", said Joe Azam, a 35-year-old attorney in NY who owns a 2014 Jetta wagon. (more...)
No Game Development May Kill Hype For TES 6 No Game Development May Kill Hype For TES 6
- October 26, 2016

This is likely to be the standard method to be implemented by Bethesda , who also didn't send review copies of DOOM until a day before release either. However, according to Game Rant , players should understand that this allowance for mod isn't a show of favoritism towards Skyrim Special Edition Xbox One Mods. (more...)

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