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DDoS Attack Affected Internet Services
- October 24, 2016

A string of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks on a company that oversees critical internet infrastructure brought down a slew of heavily-trafficked websites Friday, sparking many questions regarding potential culprits. Most of the top sites have confirmed the cyber attack. The talk included information the researcher provided to Krebs for an article on a security company that allegedly offers DDoS services for hire. (more...)
Debate moderator Chris Wallace on when Trump 'dropped the ball'
- October 24, 2016

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton shared the stage at a charity dinner Thursday night, and while there were moments of civility between the two presidential candidates, at other times there seemed to be more hostility in the air than during the previous night's debate. (more...)
Klopp hits back at doubters for questioning Liverpool defence Klopp hits back at doubters for questioning Liverpool defence
- October 24, 2016

Goals from Sadio Mane and Philippe Coutinho put Liverpool in control against West Brom before Gareth McAuley scored from a corner late on. The England worldwide continued his fine form in Saturday's 2-1 win over West Brom at Anfield. It is a fine start to the campaign for them and Can will be hoping to play a bigger role after losing his place to Georginio Wijnaldum at the beginning of the campaign. (more...)
Philippines Backtracks on Rodrigo Duterte's 'Separation' From US Comments
- October 24, 2016

Duterte is in China this week to cement ties between Manila and Beijing and to reaffirm his administration's dramatic shift away from Washington towards the rising Asian powerhouse. He also repeated his denunciation of Obama as a "son of a whore". Various activists' and Indigenous People's group burn a mock USA flag as they hold a rally supporting President Rodrigo Duterte's independent foreign policy in metro Manila, Philippines October 21, 2016. (more...)
'Yoga Pants Parade' set for Sunday
- October 24, 2016

On Saturday, however, Sorrentino told WPRO-AM that the entire letter was meant to be a joke and a respite from the election. The yoga movement was in response to Alan Sorrentino, a town resident who wrote a letter to the Barrington Times , ranting on why women over the age of 20 shouldn't wear yoga trousers in public. (more...)
Curt Schilling reportedly to host conservative radio show on Breitbart network Curt Schilling reportedly to host conservative radio show on Breitbart network
- October 24, 2016

According to NY magazine, the outspoken former baseball player has agreed to join conservative news outlet Breitbart. Schilling's show, which is expected to eventually feature a live video feed, will include calls from listeners and political commentary. (more...)
Stronger ties with China seen to boost business sector in NegOcc Stronger ties with China seen to boost business sector in NegOcc
- October 24, 2016

The court, which invalidated Beijing's nine-dash-line claim over almost the entire South China Sea, also ruled that China had violated Philippine fishing rights in barring Filipinos from Panatag. Since being swept into office at May elections, officials and ministers have often been left scrambling to explain Mr Duterte's often expletive-laden remarks, including those aimed at the United States that for decades has been his country's closest ally. (more...)
NASA orbiter finds Schiaparelli lander - and it doesn't look good
- October 24, 2016

ESA said Friday that, according to what its scientists have been able to piece together so far, Schiaparelli suffered problems during the last 50 seconds of its descent through the harsh Martian atmosphere. The first is a bright spot of about 12 meters (39 feet) in diameter. The new pictures clicked under the imaging campaign demonstrates a bright reorganisation that might be Schiaparelli's parachute, and a bigger boring spot decoded as coming about because of the effect of the lander ... (more...)
Samsung will replace your Note 7 at the airport before you fly
- October 24, 2016

The company released a statement to Reuters on October 18th saying that it will compensate component suppliers for unused Note 7 parts that have already been manufactured, materials bought to make parts for the ill-fated device and unfinished components. (more...)
US Probing Cyber Attacks that Disrupted Twitter, other Websites
- October 24, 2016

With the sophisticated Internet attack being investigated by the US Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kyle York - chief strategy officer at Dyn - said: "The complexity of the attacks is what's making it very challenging for us". (more...)
Images of Mars probe's supposed crash site released by European Space Agency
- October 24, 2016

The goal of thrusters is to reduce the descending speed and sync with the parachute in order to reach a speed low enough to make the landing safe, however, from the first analysis, ESA said that the parachute had been opened too early and the thrusters worked for 4 seconds instead of 30. (more...)
Air NZ bans Note 7 from all flights Air NZ bans Note 7 from all flights
- October 24, 2016

The move follows a joint directive from the US Department of Transportation and the American Federal Aviation Administration to ban the phones. Ailitalia and Singapore Airlines have also issued a ban . Samsung has recalled more than 2.5 million of the smartphones, citing a battery manufacturing error. Samsung on Tuesday said it was halting production and sales of the device following the latest spate of smoke, overheating and fire incidents in what was supposed to be the replacement ... (more...)
Nintendo Switch Supports amiibo, Will Come with Joy-Con Controllers
- October 24, 2016

We are craving for more Nintendo Switch details but that won't happen. The representative did not provide any examples of such games. This is not confirmed however, and we still have many other unanswered questions. Nintendo's new Switch hardware is actually a transforming 2-in-1 style tablet that has two modes: docked for console living room play, or fastened with controllers for console-grade gameplay on-the-go. (more...)
Jio is slowest 4G service in India: TRAI
- October 24, 2016

Nonetheless, current Reliance Jio subscribers who are using the Jio SIM-card are experiencing more call drops, especially when calls are made to numbers offered by an incumbent service provider like Bharti Airtel or Idea Cellular. The country, thanks to the help of Reliance Jio , has set a major foot forward towards the growth of internet infrastructure in the nation. The LYF branded smartphones come in at a very low price, and further help Reliance Jio 4G services increase their reach. (more...)
OnePlus 3T coming soon with Snapdragon 821, Android 7.0 Nougat OnePlus 3T coming soon with Snapdragon 821, Android 7.0 Nougat
- October 24, 2016

According to Phone Radar, the OnePlus 3T will boast of the same Optic AMOLED display as the latter. Meanwhile, rumors also claim that the OnePlus 4 will sport a 4K Quad-HD display, which should be much better from the OnePlus 3's Full HD display, a feat already great in itself. (more...)
"Huawei Mate 9 Pro to sport a curved 5.9" QHD display
- October 24, 2016

Looking at the pictures, we can find a Physical home button which will be pretty disappointing to see as Samsung already using the same for years now. "Complementing the dual-curved edges on the 5.9" display is the 1440p QHD resolution which should give the device a total pixel density of 497 PPI - a fairly high number that sits above the approximate 400 PPI you get on phones with a 1080p resolution and a 5.5" display. (more...)
New weapons used to hack Twitter, Spotify
- October 24, 2016

The Mirai code was dumped on the internet about a month ago, and criminal groups are now charging to employ it in cyber attacks, said Allison Nixon, director of security research at Flashpoint , which was helping Dyn analyse the attack. The power of this kind of cyberattack is limited by the number of devices an attacker can connect to. But the popularity of new internet-connected gadgets has vastly increased the pool of potential devices they can weaponize. (more...)
Chinese handset makers key beneficiaries of Samsung's Note fiasco Chinese handset makers key beneficiaries of Samsung's Note fiasco
- October 24, 2016

However, it is trying to control damage by coming up with marketing strategies focussed on promoting its other models. The issues at Samsung and a strike by automobile workers contributed to a drop in shipments of electronics and vehicles for the month of September, wrote Capital Economics' Asia economist Krystal Tan in a note to clients. (more...)
Killer beedi tycoon running his business from Kannur jail Killer beedi tycoon running his business from Kannur jail
- October 24, 2016

They had accompanied Nisham when he was taken to Bengaluru. Meanwhile, DIG of Prisons (North Zone) Sivadas K Thaiparambil visited Kannur Central Prison and said the convict had not made any calls from the jail. In the complaint, Razak speaks about visiting Nisham in jail, where the latter threatened to have his hands and legs chopped. Nisham, in an inebriated state, had assaulted the guard Chandrabose and later rammed his luxury vehicle against him in the early hours of January 29 previous ... (more...)
ESA's Schiaparelli lander hits Mars' surface hard
- October 24, 2016

The Schiaparelli Mars lander was deployed with a parachute and its heat shield should have protected the lander , however, it is unknown what happened after the crash landing. "Estimates are that Schiaparelli dropped from a height of between 2 and 4 kilometers (1.4-2.4 miles), therefore impacting at a considerable speed, greater than 300 kilometers per hour (186 mph)", the agency said. (more...)

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