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Google to rival voice assistant Siri on iPhones Google to rival voice assistant Siri on iPhones
- May 18, 2017

Google is releasing its voice-controlled assistant on a free app designed for iPhone's operating system on Wednesday. Standalone virtual reality (VR) headsets are coming soon to Google Daydream through partnerships between Google and manufacturers like HTC and Lenovo. (more...)
Cyber should be wake-up call for govts Cyber should be wake-up call for govts
- May 18, 2017

Many of those were at universities in China. "We believe the recent ransomware attack could accelerate the Windows upgrade cycle for enterprises". A group called the Shadow Brokers were able to steal the tools last summer and started publishing them online. (more...)
Google Rumored to Debut Standalone VR Headset
- May 17, 2017

One of the first devices will be an HTC-made, Vive-branded headset coming later this year. The new headsets will operate on Google's "Daydream" platform, which now powers the Daydream VR headset. VR on desktop could take a big hit in the future, as standalone VR headsets will branch out with new features and accessories, and then developers will dive onto them like they did with when "apps" became a thing with smartphones. (more...)
Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public Senate intel panel invites James Comey to testify in Public
- May 17, 2017

Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa and Democratic Sen. Graham said: "I think the legislative process is pretty much ground to a halt until you get the Comey episode dealt with". Republicans, meanwhile, have continued asking questions about the FBI's investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server previous year. (more...)
Stagecoach Group plc (SGC) Rating Reiterated by Liberum Capital
- May 17, 2017

The company now has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of GBX 550.93 ($7.11). Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating and issued a GBX 190 ($2.45) target price on shares of Lookers PLC in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. (more...)
Scientists Just 3D Printed Ovaries (And They Worked) Scientists Just 3D Printed Ovaries (And They Worked)
- May 17, 2017

The printed ovaries were then surgically transplanted back into the mice, and once they adapted to their bodies, the egg cells began to mature and ovulate. The synthetic ovaries became vascularized within roughly a week, and the scientists mated the recipient mice with males. Woodruff said her team hopes to pioneer the procedure. (more...)
South Park: The Fractured but Whole launches October 17 South Park: The Fractured but Whole launches October 17
- May 17, 2017

Anyone who purchases South Park: The Fractured But Whole will receive South Park: The Stick of Truth for free.* If you pre-purchase the game at select partners, you can start playing The Stick of Truth immediately. The town needs new heroes to rise! When the Coon and Friends investigate the disappearance of a local cat, they discover the threat is far greater than any of them realized. (more...)
SpaceX Launches Inmarsat Communications Satellite SpaceX Launches Inmarsat Communications Satellite
- May 17, 2017

It is seen as a success for SpaceX which is continuing to gain traction with large customers as well as increase the frequency of its launches, despite one of its rockets exploding past year during a test. As such, for the first time since successfully recycling a rocket, SpaceX is not recovering the first stage of the Falcon 9 which requires a fully expendable configuration to handle the load capacity. (more...)
Antikythera Anniversary: Astronomical Computer Still Puzzles After 115 Years Antikythera Anniversary: Astronomical Computer Still Puzzles After 115 Years
- May 17, 2017

But the researchers don't know for certain the device's objective, or who used it - and they likely never will. In some circles this bit of machinery will be very well known, but for your average person clicking onto Google today, they won't have a clue what the Antikythera mechanism is. (more...)
Experts Believe North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyber Attack Experts Believe North Korea May Be Responsible For Global Cyber Attack
- May 17, 2017

Cyber security officials said technical clues link Kim Jong-un's hermit state to the global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack, which has infected more than 300,0000 machines in 150 countries since Friday. The latest launch appeared to fulfil both criteria, Haley said, "so I believe that China will stay true to that, and that we'll come together on how we're going to do that". (more...)
AT&T HTC One M9 now receiving Nougat update AT&T HTC One M9 now receiving Nougat update
- May 17, 2017

But at last, the update is here and it also carries February's Android security patch. But this time around, the current OTA update, which carries software version V55020a, is indeed a Nougat update. The update is reportedly just over 1.3GB in size, meaning users should ensure they have at least double that amount of free storage space available on their device before they initialize the download. (more...)
Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president Moon Jae Donald Trump speaks with new South Korean president Moon Jae
- May 17, 2017

China has been upset by the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense system that was approved by Moon's conservative predecessor as a hedge against North Korea, placing Seoul in a hard spot between its closest military ally in Washington and its largest trading partner in Beijing. (more...)
Apple begins production of iPhone SE model in India Apple begins production of iPhone SE model in India
- May 17, 2017

In January 2017, The Indian Express had reported that in an inter-ministerial committee meeting on whether iPhone kits and consumables should be made duty free, Apple had indicated it wanted to assemble the iPhone SE first in India. After prolonged negotiations with the Indian government - and even a visit by CEO Tim Cook past year - the company finally chose to open the Bangalore plant, run by Taiwanese contract manufacturer Wistron . (more...)
Intel Said to Introduce a Core i9 CPU
- May 17, 2017

As you can see the Core i9-7920X really is a monster, with the multi-core test score pushing 1760, leaving the Core i7-6950X in its rear view mirror, and the AMD Ryzen 7 1800X in its dust. That is the point when we expect AMD Whitehaven to break cover. Intel hasn't confirmed any of these rumors yet, so only time will tell if the company will indeed launch a Core i9 model. (more...)
BMW M5 xDrive AWD details revealed, 2WD mode confirmed BMW M5 xDrive AWD details revealed, 2WD mode confirmed
- May 17, 2017

New turbos and higher injection pressures have pushed power to more than four times that of the entry-level 5-series. It's now hooked up to a conventional auto gearbox rather than the previous dual-clutch, which couldn't cope with the increased torque. (more...)
Pro Evo 2018 Release Date, First Details Revealed Pro Evo 2018 Release Date, First Details Revealed
- May 17, 2017

The brains behind the game - a coalition of Japanese devs and Western minds such as brand manager Adam Bhatti - have given themselves a "Super 7" hitlist of targets for PES 2018 . New Modes and Features - The fan favorite Random Selection Match returns with new presentation and features. In addition over 20,000 components have been recreated such as turf, tunnels, and surrounding areas of stadiums to remain faithful to their real-world counterparts. (more...)
Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says Information Trump shared with Russians came from Israel, official says
- May 17, 2017

To address the specific concerns of USA intelligence, the CNN report didn't say that advances in ISIS bomb-making expertise was the primary driver behind the changes in airline security rules. Sen. White House National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday denied a Washington Post report alleging President Trump had compromised sensitive foreign intelligence secrets to Russian Federation. (more...)
Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets Google poised to roll out arsenal of services, gadgets
- May 17, 2017

Google has also released an I/O 2017 app for the event where you can get the entire schedule for all the days. Sounds boring, but it means you'll get new OS updates sooner, which is a Very Good Thing Indeed. Speaking of Google Home , Google unveiled the voice-activated speaker at Google I/O 2016, but it's only been available for a few months now - and only landed on United Kingdom soil very recently. (more...)
Determined the best-selling smartphones in the world Determined the best-selling smartphones in the world
- May 17, 2017

Gross margin for the quarter was 38.9 percent compared to 39.4 percent in the year-ago quarter, with worldwide sales accounting for 65 percent of revenue. Samsung launched the Galaxy S8 in April, missing the first quarter. The fourth and fifth positions are acquired by the South Korean giant Samsung for its Galaxy J3 (2016) and Galaxy J5 (2016) phones respectively. (more...)
NASA satellite captures mysterious flashes from Earth
- May 17, 2017

When these images were skimmed, Alexander Marshak, DSCOVR deputy project scientist at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, first noticed these dazzling lights over the oceans. The images were taken by the Galileo space probe during one of its gravitational-assist flybys of Earth. While radiation from secret labs, glints of gold from lost cities or flashes from freak weather events would certainly make for a more dramatic story, the NASA researchers have come to a ... (more...)

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