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Google announces standalone Daydream VR headsets Google announces standalone Daydream VR headsets
- May 18, 2017

Users will also be able to use the headset without connecting any cables, unlike the current HTC Vive headset - which requires multiple tethered connections to a PC. and HTC Corp., the company said. While the Google headset will undoubtedly target a different audience than the Vive or Rift, its potential for gaming and other graphically demanding applications is worth monitoring. (more...)
Cyber-Security Experts Fear the Progression Of 'WannaCry' Ransomware Cyber-Security Experts Fear the Progression Of 'WannaCry' Ransomware
- May 18, 2017

The biggest cyber attack in the world has indicated that the spread of Wannacry ransomware has become relatively low. The government, on the other hand, has a different story to narrate . At first blush, the news would seem like a major problem for Microsoft - more evidence of vulnerabilities in Windows. The second wave of cyber attacks that were predicted to occur on Monday using more enhanced encryption making it more hard to fix did not happen, but the world was still reeling from the ... (more...)
"ShadowBrokers" threatens to release more cyber attack tools
- May 18, 2017

He added that most of the exploits The Shadow Brokers May release are still patchable, though exploits to Android handsets might remain "devastating". Few buyers came forward, the group said in its blog post. Computer Emergency Response Team on January 16 issued a warning of a potential SMB security vulnerability, advising administrators to disable it and block certain ports. (more...)
Google gets you info by pointing camera at it
- May 18, 2017

The rumors came true: iPhone users will soon be able to tap into the increasingly powerful Google Assistant. Instead of having to click through an app like Instagram to see who tagged you in a photo, you can simply long-press the app to display the notification above the app icon. (more...)
Familiarity in Google's newly unveiled services
- May 18, 2017

According to stats that Mr. Pichai quoted, 46% of U.S. employers are struggling with filling up vacant job spots, and Google chose to use the thing it does best - search and machine learning - in order to lend a helping hand to the job market. (more...)
Is the Comey Memo Even Real?
- May 18, 2017

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday asked the FBI to turn over memos prepared by former Director James Comey detailing conversations he had with the White House and Justice Department about the FBI's Russian Federation investigations. (more...)
Talks on airplane laptop ban end with no ban, more talks
- May 18, 2017

Current and former US officials said Trump went well beyond outlining basic threat information in his meeting and Israel has voiced concern about the disclosure. Banning laptops on flights from Europe would hit business travelers hardest, IATA argued, saying such a ban would keep executives and others from working during the long transatlantic flights. (more...)
'Dominate the Open World' in Latest Shadow of War Trailer 'Dominate the Open World' in Latest Shadow of War Trailer
- May 18, 2017

Nemesis was perhaps Shadow of Mordor's strongest selling point, offering players the opportunity to work through orcish officers up towards the leaders of enemy factions. And we suspect that will happen at this year's E3. Shadow of War will feature an original story set in the Middle-Earth universe, with Talion returning alongside his Celebrimbor companion. (more...)
Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote Iran's top leader urges high turnout in presidential vote
- May 18, 2017

The Iranian people have enemies. Turnout for that election was 73 per cent. But on the campaign trail, two starkly different visions of how that system will evolve have been on display. Campaigning will draw to a close on Thursday morning, 24 hours before polls open. Rouhani, who wants to open up Iran to the West and ease social restrictions within the country, has responded by accusing Raisi, who served on the judiciary for several years, of human rights violations. (more...)
Play Overwatch for Free Over Memorial Day Weekend Play Overwatch for Free Over Memorial Day Weekend
- May 18, 2017

You'll be able to level up, earn loot boxes, engage in the whole gamut of multiplayer modes, and then port your progress over to the full game should you decide to buy it. The Game of the Year Edition will also grant access to the Tracer hero in Heroes of the Storm , the Baby Winston Pet in World of Warcraft , Mercy's Wings in Diablo III as well as portraits and card backs for StarCraft II and Hearthstone . (more...)
Microsoft calls for 'urgent collective action' after major global cyberattack
- May 18, 2017

The government is not legally bound to notify at-risk companies. The initial attack, known as " WannaCry ", paralyzed computers running Britain's hospital network, Germany's national railway and scores of other companies and government agencies around the world. (more...)
Does Intel Corporation (INTC)'s current closing price competes the market?
- May 18, 2017

Citigroup maintained Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) rating on Thursday, July 21. The Firm offers an array of strategic advisory, restructuring and special situations and private fund advisory and placement services to firms, financial sponsors, institutional investors and governments. (more...)
Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets
- May 18, 2017

Above: Anil Sabharwal, vice president of Google Photos onstage at Google I/O 2017. Google may unveil a virtual reality headset meant to go head-to-head against competitors like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift at its I/O developers conference this week, Variety reported. (more...)
At least 100000 groups in 150 countries hit by ransomware At least 100000 groups in 150 countries hit by ransomware
- May 17, 2017

Security firm Digital Shadows said on Sunday that transactions totalling US$32,000 had taken place through Bitcoin addresses used by the ransomware. ( INTERNATIONAL ) - One day after that stunning ransomware attack infected an estimated 75,000 computers in 100 countries, Microsoft has taken the unusual step of issuing patches that that will "immunize" several old Microsoft operating systems that the company stopped updating years ago. (more...)
WRAPUP 6-Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain WRAPUP 6-Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain
- May 17, 2017

Employees found their files had been encrypted, no longer readable, with hackers demanding $300 in ransom to decode them or they'd be destroyed. Freedom of Information (FoI) data released by CRN in March found that almost five per cent of NHS computers are still running XP, a figure that has taken on added significance in the wake of the ongoing WannaCrypt (aka " Wannacry ") ransomware attack. (more...)
Google Photos is getting some incredible new features Google Photos is getting some incredible new features
- May 17, 2017

Another feature the company rolled out is Shared Libraries , which lets you automatically share photos in certain categories with friends and family. Oh! And if you want to make your own physical photo albums, you can do that from within the app as well. Suggested Sharing is another new feature. (more...)
Iran's re-engagement with the world at stake in Friday presidential vote
- May 17, 2017

Official statistics over the past decades show that moderate candidates, including former president Muhammad Khatami and Green Movement leader Mir Hussein Mosavi enjoyed wider support in both Kurdish and Sunni regions in Iran. Since the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015 in which Iran agreed to rein in elements of its nuclear program in exchange for partial sanctions relief from the US and the European Union (EU), Iran has been able to more than double its supply of oil to the market. (more...)
QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Closed its Previous Trade at $55.95 QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) Closed its Previous Trade at $55.95
- May 17, 2017

Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed a "market perform" rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of QUALCOMM in a research report on Wednesday, January 18th. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 26th. QUALCOMM's payout ratio is 64.63%. Arvest Bank Trust Division reduced its stake in QUALCOMM, Inc. "(QCOM) Stake Reduced by Arvest Bank Trust Division" was first posted by Markets Daily and is the property of of Markets Daily. (more...)
Google Announces Smart Reply is Coming to Gmail for iOS and Android Google Announces Smart Reply is Coming to Gmail for iOS and Android
- May 17, 2017

How do smart replies work? There's evidence that people find it helpful: Google said Smart Reply now drives 12 percent of replies in Inbox on mobile, Google says . Join the Network World communities on Facebook and LinkedIn to comment on topics that are top of mind. The feature will first roll out in English. (more...)
Nacho free to face Celta Vigo after Real Madrid win appeal Nacho free to face Celta Vigo after Real Madrid win appeal
- May 17, 2017

Real Madrid won 4-1. FC Barcelona maintained top spot in La Liga , after Neymar netted a hat-trick to lead the Catalan giants to a 4-1 win over Las Palmas on Sunday evening. "We know that they're a good opponent and it'll be hard, just like it was against Sevilla and will be against Malaga". Sevilla fired their first warning shot when Stefan Jovetic smashed a shot against the post from the edge of the area. (more...)

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