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Yahoo CEO questioned by senators over timeline of data breach
- September 30, 2016

Recode's sources did not provide specific details about the breach, but the blog noted that an investigation by federal authorities was imminent and that legal action tied to the attack was probable. A statement released by Yahoo! on Thursday evening claimed that "state-sponsored" hackers were responsible for the 2014 breach, but declined to elaborate on why is has taken nearly two years for Yahoo! to disclose the breach to the public. (more...)
Global carbon emissions just crossed a scary threshhold - permanently Global carbon emissions just crossed a scary threshhold - permanently
- September 30, 2016

Scientists fear that planet may have reached a point of no return this year. September is usually the month when carbon dioxide levels fall to their lowest point of the year because of growing plants absorbing it in the northern hemisphere, according to website Climate Central . (more...)
Ibrahimovic gets Man Utd moving in Europa League
- September 30, 2016

Now, though, United are back on a winning run, with Zlatan Ibrahimovic's close-range header on Thursday wrapping up a 1-0 triumph against Zorya and third successive victory. Let us know in the comments section below. Asked about the incident, Mourinho said: "It was set pieces, organisation, they changed their team before the game". (more...)
Mercedes-Benz India GLC CKD prices start at Rs 47.90 lakh Mercedes-Benz India GLC CKD prices start at Rs 47.90 lakh
- September 30, 2016

The safety equipment on the Mercedes-Benz GLC consists of parking assist, attention assist, adaptive brake lights, tyre pressure monitoring system, hill-descent control and seven airbags. The GLC has already become one of Mercedes-Benz's highest-selling products and we are very confident that it will replicate the global success in India as well. (more...)
PlayStation 4 Pro vs PS4: Is this the PS4 upgrade you need?
- September 30, 2016

We're back in NY this November for the 4th edition of our growth-focused technology event. After $499 as initial price was slapped on Xbox One at the time of launch, Kinect included, it is now seen as a major turn-off for customers to give it a go. (more...)
BlackBerry revenue slumps; company outsources hardware BlackBerry revenue slumps; company outsources hardware
- September 30, 2016

The statement said , "Today, we announced that software takes the lead at BlackBerry as we move to transition our handset hardware development and leverage third parties to provide that function". But the company has continued to bleed red, posting on Wednesday a US$372 million loss in its second quarter ending August 31, and US$334 million in revenues. (more...)
Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash
- September 30, 2016

More than a year ago, the Philae teams were resigned to the idea that their direct involvement in the Rosetta mission was over and that the lander was consigned to eternal hibernation. It went through a series of looping orbits around the Sun, including three Earth fly-bys and one of Mars, before reaching comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in August 2014. (more...)
Wildfire in California mountains grows
- September 30, 2016

A firefighter covers his face while battling a wildfire near Morgan Hill, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016. The 1,500-acre Sawmill fire burning in The Geysers was 85 percent contained Wednesday morning, Cal Fire said in a news release. Wednesday's weather conditions were expected to be substantially cooler through Saturday. The blaze won't be fully contained before next week, McLean estimated. (more...)
Hackers can make $1.5 million jailbreaking iOS 10 Hackers can make $1.5 million jailbreaking iOS 10
- September 30, 2016

However, that bounty was only temporary, and it was eventually awarded last November. For a limited time past year, Zerodium offered $ 1 million for a fresh iOS 9 exploit , but Bekrar says the new payout is permanent. In the parlance of hackers, that's called a weaponized exploit. "Zerodium payouts for eligible zero-day exploits range from $5,000 to $1.5m per submission", said the firm in its updated bounty information . (more...)
New Ssangyong LIV-2 concept unveiled at Paris motor show New Ssangyong LIV-2 concept unveiled at Paris motor show
- September 30, 2016

Says Choi: "With Tivoli and XLV, SsangYong has demonstrated its ability to design and manufacture an all new auto from scratch in record time, while also utilising its extensive knowledge to underpin the brand's reputation as Korea's leading SUV maker". (more...)
Asian stocks lower on renewed worries about banking sector
- September 30, 2016

Asian stocks were mostly lower, with Japan's Nikkei index tumbling more than 1 percent, after the summary of opinions expressed at the Bank of Japan's September 20-21 meeting showed some board members have given up on attaining the 2 percent inflation target. (more...)
Team win more important than beating Faldo record - Westwood
- September 30, 2016

To win the cup, the USA needs 14.5 points while Europe needs just 14 to retain. Jordan Spieth, a former Masters and U.S. Open victor who made his Ryder Cup debut at Gleneagles in 2014, was asked to paint a picture of the moment. "We just felt like that first tee atmosphere just fit (Reed) and Jordan to get it kicked off", Love said. " Patrick Reed for the last six months, I mean, he's just been talking so excited", Love said. (more...)
Water Plumes on Jupiter Moon Europa Spotted by Hubble Telescope Water Plumes on Jupiter Moon Europa Spotted by Hubble Telescope
- September 30, 2016

Europa is not the only moon in the solar system that is thought to have water vapor plumes . Europa is one of Jupiter's moons, long rumored to one of the best possible sources of alien life. They both used the same equipment but used a different method to reach the same conclusion. "It becomes something that icy worlds just do - they vent their interiors out into space". (more...)
Rosetta probe set for 'collision manoeuvre'
- September 30, 2016

Speaking on a European Space Agency ( ESA ) YouTube hangout, Rosetta flight director Andrea Accomazzo said: 'From an energy point of view it will be a soft landing. It is not a suicide crash, as some have described the manoeuvre, but should (we all hope) be a graceful, slow motion glide onto the surface. "This is a controlled descent and impact". (more...)
Tesla's Autopilot system under scrutiny over crash Tesla's Autopilot system under scrutiny over crash
- September 30, 2016

China Central Television, the state broadcaster known as CCTV, on Wednesday reported that 23-year-old Gao Yaning died in a crash in the northeastern province of Hebei while driving a Tesla Model S on January 20. Speaking to Reuters , Mobileye Chairman Amnon Shashua said of Autopilot: "It is not created to cover all possible crash situations in a safe manner". (more...)
Why the Price of Crude Oil Soared This Week
- September 30, 2016

LONDON'S blue-chip index pushed close to its highs for the year today as the prospect of oil cartel Opec's first production cut in eight years sent the City rushing to bet on black gold. The ringgit snapped a three-day losing streak to end higher against the United States dollar today following the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' ( OPEC ) oil curb agreement. (more...)
Pakistan urges NZ to raise Kashmir tensions at UN Pakistan urges NZ to raise Kashmir tensions at UN
- September 30, 2016

Earnest said the US National Security Advisor Susan Rice spoke to her Indian counterpart Ajit Doval yesterday and asked to "combat and delegitimise" UN-designated terrorist entities, including LeT and JeM. "This quest by Indian establishment to create media hype by rebranding cross border fire as surgical strike is fabrication of truth". India says its commandos have struck terrorist launch pads in Pakistan in retaliation for a terror attack on one of its army camps, fuelling concerns of ... (more...)
Battery Not To Blame For Note 7 Explosion In China — Samsung Battery Not To Blame For Note 7 Explosion In China — Samsung
- September 30, 2016

We may never know, but if you do own an older Galaxy Note 7 units which doesn't have a green battery indicator, we advise you to exchange it as soon as possible. Samsung on September 2 initiated a voluntary global recall of at least 2.5 million Note 7 smartphones due to faulty batteries. The public notice, issued on Thursday, comes days after Samsung executives met DGCA officials. (more...)
UN says EU may ratify Paris Agreement soon
- September 30, 2016

The agreement was adopted at the Paris climate conference in December 2015, with 195 countries agreeing to the first-ever universal, legally binding global climate deal. " India will need up to one percentage point of the GDP for achieving the targets and lot will have to come from the private sector which will be the biggest gainer from the transition", said Kirit Parekh, former member of the Planning Commission and chairperson of the Expert Group on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth. (more...)
Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils Satanic Temple brings after-school club to elementary pupils
- September 30, 2016

After School Satan Clubs say that they use a lesson plan "that emphasizes a scientific, rationalist, non-superstitious world view". Satanic Portland's Finn Rezz just wants to fight fire with fire and hopes "After School Satan" programs will one day become obsolete. (more...)

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