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Nintendo Direct Details ARMS Characters, Features, Battle Modes
- May 19, 2017

When the Nintendo Switch first launched, the colors of the Joy-Cons available were either a grey, or a neon red or neon blue finish. The Direct revealed the rest of the 10 character roster. Thanks to a partnership with Blizzard, the game will be exclusively tied to Battle.net, and offer players a number of exclusive technical features such as an uncapped framerate and 4K support. (more...)
Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted testing glucose monitor for Watch Series Apple CEO Tim Cook spotted testing glucose monitor for Watch Series
- May 19, 2017

Apple's plans in the space could be quite far along. The device is attached to the Apple Watch and is created to be worn by people who have diabetes, the report says. Cook was earlier spotted wearing a similar device during his recent visit to the University of Glasgow, wherein he had explained to the students why he was wearing the medical device connected to his Apple Watch. (more...)
WhatsApp Brings Pinned Chats To Android WhatsApp Brings Pinned Chats To Android
- May 19, 2017

Besides, WhatsApp has commented, " With pinned chats, you never have to worry about scrolling through the long list of conversations to text your family members or your best friend ". The only limitation is that you can tag only up to three chats on the top. The pin option will appear on the on top. Basically, you can pin a post to the top of the page, for everyone to see. (more...)
Skoda Karoq compact SUV makes its global debut Skoda Karoq compact SUV makes its global debut
- May 19, 2017

It shares its styling with the recently launched larger sister model, the Kodiaq. Take them all out and the Karoq can take on small vans for space, at up to 1810 litres. The former makes 115hp while the latter is good for 189hp. All engines will be available with either a six-speed manual gearbox or a seven-speed DSG automatic. (more...)
NSA Told Microsoft of Flaw Before Ransomware Attack
- May 19, 2017

Currently, there is no permanent fix that could end the wrath of this ransomware , but here are a few pointers that could help you in protecting your Windows PC if it has not been attacked yet. Ransomware actually locks down files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay in bit coins in order to regain control of them. (more...)
Cyberattack havoc could grow as work week begins
- May 19, 2017

A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing, Saturday, May 13, 2017. "My hope is what it will lead to is more urgency and more focus from departmental and agency heads at the government level, from boardrooms at the business level and from individuals and families - of the need to make sure you're doing everything you can to keep yourselves cyber-secure". (more...)
NHS cyber attack: A&Es 'fully open' again
- May 19, 2017

The NHS has been declared "open for business" but some hospitals are still suffering disruption caused by the crippling ransomware attack. It's not uncommon for them to use aliases, either to protect themselves from retaliatory attacks or for privacy. (more...)
HTC puts a new squeeze into smartphones with U11 HTC puts a new squeeze into smartphones with U11
- May 19, 2017

Having said that, let us know what do you think about this smartphone. HTC U11 is coming with a new feature called Edge Sense . The phone doesn't actually flex when you do this - the metal sides have pressure sensors just below the volume and power keys - but there is an on-screen cue when you're activating the feature. (more...)
Global cyber attack affects 200000 victims - Europol chief
- May 19, 2017

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity company F-Secure, said ransomware attacks like WannaCry are "not going to be the norm". The warning was echoed by Britain's National Cyber Security Centre: "As a new working week begins it is likely, in the United Kingdom and elsewhere, that further cases of ransomware may come to light, possibly at a significant scale". (more...)
NHS services recovering from cyber-attack
- May 19, 2017

More than 200 000 victims in 150 countries and regions were afflicted by the attacks with Russian Federation and the United Kingdom the worst hit. Dozens of state-run NHS hospitals were hit by a global cyber attack last Friday, many closing their doors to emergency cases and cancelling life-saving operations and routine appointments. (more...)
AMD will show off Radeon RX Vega on May 31 at Computex AMD will show off Radeon RX Vega on May 31 at Computex
- May 19, 2017

These specifications leave the RX 560 with a peak compute performance of up to 2.6 TFLOPs and a memory bandwidth of 112GB/s. During the AMA, Koduri said: "We'll be showing Radeon RX Vega off at Computex, but it won't be on store shelves that week". (more...)
Google Lens turns your phone's camera into an all-knowing information oracle
- May 19, 2017

Google provided a look at its latest digital offerings, with a heavy focus on its efforts to extend artificial intelligence features into more of its apps and services. Once again, deep machine learning algorithms will be employed to allow the system to figure out what a user is trying to select (based on Google's own research most users try to copy-paste phone numbers, addresses or names). (more...)
US House speaker confident tax reform can be done in 2017 US House speaker confident tax reform can be done in 2017
- May 19, 2017

May 17, 2017 . "It is obvious that there are some people out there who want to harm the president". It's the Republican Party first. Democrats are also questioning whether Ryan will give Chaffetz the independence to pursue the committee's inquiries as far as they need to go. (more...)
Facebook Messenger gets a makeover Facebook Messenger gets a makeover
- May 19, 2017

Across the top are tabs for Messages, Active, and Groups. You can download Messenger from the App Store for free. The bottom of the home screen, meanwhile, contains icon-based tabs for things like pulling up the camera, making a call to a specific Messenger user, returning to the home screen from a different screen, searching for people, and for quickly accessing those new fancy Messenger games . (more...)
Immigration agency detains man whose prison term was cut
- May 19, 2017

Lima-Marin was about 2 years old when he and his parents moved to the USA from Cuba. On Tuesday, a judge said Lima-Marin has paid his debt to society. Lima-Marin's history with the law began in 2000 when he was sentenced to two prison terms totaling 98 years for a pair of robberies he committed when he was a teenager. (more...)
Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training Google's new TPUs are here to accelerate AI training
- May 19, 2017

We call them Cloud TPUs , and they will initially be available via Google Compute Engine. Dean claims that only eight of the second-generation chips could train a Google translation program in an afternoon, where it had taken a full day for 32 graphics chips to train the same software. (more...)
Google partners Qualcomm To Develop Daydream VR Headset
- May 19, 2017

All of the necessary computer pieces will be housed within the headset, from the main processors to graphics hardware, storage, and wireless support. In a blog post, Google explained,"These devices build on what's already great about smartphone-based VR, and make the experience even easier and more comfortable with WorldSense". (more...)
Google to Bring Standalone VR Headsets to Market This Year
- May 19, 2017

We haven't exactly heard much with regards to Daydream from Google's partners since the project was first announced previous year, with the only high-profile devices being Google's own Pixel devices, the LG G6, Moto Z family and the ASUS ZenFone AR. (more...)
Entire area placed on high severe weather risk Entire area placed on high severe weather risk
- May 19, 2017

Southwest and Central Kansas is apparently in the bullseye for severe weather later today, including tornadoes, large hail and damaging thunderstorm winds. However, storms may still be strong to severe as they approach the area. The training session is complete with videos and digital images to assist volunteers in learning to identify important thunderstorm characteristics, types of severe weather, weather safety, and reporting procedures. (more...)
Four carmakers will pay $553m to settle claims over Takata airbags Four carmakers will pay $553m to settle claims over Takata airbags
- May 19, 2017

The settlement addressed claims from the owners of nearly 16 million recalled vehicles, and will resolve economic losses of vehicle owners and lessees, including reimbursing them the cost of replacement vehicles while waiting for the airbags to be fixed. (more...)

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