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Severe Weather Risk Increases for Wichita Falls and Surrounding Areas Tuesday Night

Severe Weather Risk Increases for Wichita Falls and Surrounding Areas Tuesday Night National Weather Service meteorologist Jonathan Kurtz described the forecast as "very complicated". The next round of thunderstorms has been brewing across South Dakota. Some thunderstorms are likely to be ongoing early Tuesday morning. Storms will likely merge into a line by Tuesday night as they charge eastward through central Kansas and central Oklahoma. [Full Article...]

Car Companies Settle Takata Airbag Lawsuit For $553 Million

Car Companies Settle Takata Airbag Lawsuit For $553 Million Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of almost 16 million vehicles with potentially defective Takata airbag inflators, according to court documents filed on Thursday. [Full Article...]

Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels

Fiat Chrysler in talks with government over diesels Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could soon face legal action over excess diesel emissions if there is no agreement reached soon with federal investigators, according to media reports. "The commission's action highlights that the Italian government tried to whitewash emissions cheating by Fiat Chrysler rather than protect the health of its citizens", Ugo Taddei, a lawyer for ClientEarth, said, via the Gu... [Full Article...]

Beware: Worldwide Ransomware Attack May Be Far from Over

EternalBlue has been used by the NSA for more than five years. WannaCry attacked computers that were connected to the Internet and used Windows operating systems. He noted, however, the complexity that can be involved in patching a security hole. "Overall, the USA infection rates have been slower than the rest of the world, but we may still see significant impacts in additional networks as t... [Full Article...]

Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone

Google challenges Apple's Siri by opening digital assistant to iPhone This year's Google I/O revealed the Android O Beta along with the new features and made it available for download. "If you use Google Maps, Street View automatically recognises restaurant signs, street signs, using machine learning". [Full Article...]

Judiciary senators want White House, FBI memos

Judiciary senators want White House, FBI memos They called on the White House "to provide records of interactions with former Director Comey, including any audio recordings". The Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday formally invited fired FBI Director James Comey to testify, and asked FBI Acting Director Andrew McCabe for any memos or other notes the FBI possesses from Comey about his communications with administration officials. [Full Article...]

OnePlus Teams Up With DxOMark for OnePlus 5 Camera

OnePlus Teams Up With DxOMark for OnePlus 5 Camera The OnePlus 5 will be the official name of the company's next flagship, and it will put the focus on a brilliant camera that will be made in partnership with DxO, another company that focuses on photography testing. Previously, the Google Pixel held that title. OnePlus flagships have always been decent performers in terms of camera quality, but the company says that there is "always more to be d... [Full Article...]

Microsoft to build Azure data centres in SA

Microsoft to build Azure data centres in SA The virtualization company plans to deliver its VMware Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure to help cloud customers move to Windows 10 and bring the company's virtual desktops and applications to the growing cloud platform, VMware.reported. [Full Article...]

'No Report Yet of Global Cryptocurrency Attack in India'

'No Report Yet of Global Cryptocurrency Attack in India' Bahl stated in his interview that because smartphones could be the next target for the cyber-attackers, Sanjay Bahl, director general of the Indian Computer Emergency Response Team said . That was the WannaCry attack, which also used Double Pulsar. The Adylkuzz attack is less disruptive than WannaCry, as it doesn't encrypt your data - in fact, many users won't know it's there at all. [Full Article...]

Actions on Google expanding beyond Google Home to Android and iOS

Actions on Google expanding beyond Google Home to Android and iOS The third is a new version of the Google Play store that will look the same as the Play Store you would find on Android O and feature the entire app catalogue, but it will highlight apps that use less data, storage or memory in a separate section at the top called "Optimised for your device". [Full Article...]

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol

Ransomware cyber-attack threat escalating - Europol Numerous 200,000 victims in more than 150 countries were still struggling to recover from the first attack of the so-called "WannaCry" virus. The unprecedented ransomware attack has wormed its way into thousands of computer systems in an apparent extortion plot, shutting users out unless they coughed up a payment. [Full Article...]

Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link

Law enforcement officials flag North Korea link US experts said the missile launched over the weekend could have a range of 4,500 kilometers (about 2,800 miles), putting Guam easily within range. Cybersecurity experts around the world are saying that they found circumstantial evidence that could link North Korea to the WannaCry ransomware attack. [Full Article...]

NSA feared its hacking tool would get loose; then it did

While later reports have questioned how much of a role the Shadow Brokers actually had in the leak of the exploits, what is known without a doubt is that the exploits in their possession did indeed originate from the NSA, as confirmed by the Snowden documents . [Full Article...]

Liam Payne hints he's married Cheryl as she keeps mum

Liam Payne hints he's married Cheryl as she keeps mum Following in her man's footsteps, Kimberley Walsh's pal delighted fans as she gave them glimpses into her private life with the new arrival. "I don't think Bear is either, though". Liam - who is now in the United States putting the finishing touches on his debut solo album - told The Sun on Sunday newspaper: "We're always Facetiming and the other day he smiled at me for the first time, it was ... [Full Article...]

Microsoft Slams Governments For Global 'WannaCrypt' Attacks

Variants of the ransomware are appearing online, according to reporting by Bleeping Computer , including at least five different WannaCrypt knockoffs in various forms of development. "Please beware and take preventive steps against the malware attack", said Indonesia's Communication and Information Minister Rudiantara. From governments to individuals, there's plenty of finger-pointing goi... [Full Article...]

Microsoft says cyber attack should be wake up call for governments

Microsoft says cyber attack should be wake up call for governments According to Matthew Hickey, founder of the security firm Hacker House, the attack is not surprising, and it shows many organizations do not apply updates in a timely fashion. All it would take is for a new group to change the original malware code slightly to remove the " kill switch " and send it off into the world, using the same email-based methods to infiltrate computer systems that the orig... [Full Article...]

Violence Breaks Out During Protest At Turkish Embassy In Washington, D.C.

But in the meeting, Trump didn't appear to touch on any of the disagreements, and instead praised Turkey's efforts in the war against ISIS and for its fight against internal terrorist attacks. Later, speaking to reporters at the Turkish embassy, Erdogan underlined Turkey's concerns about the YPG, which Ankara regards as an extension of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militant group fighting a ... [Full Article...]

Google Home will soon be able to make voice calls

Amazon rolled out its Echo Show - a smart speaker with a screen - last week. See, big Google Home changes are coming soon. Samsung is trying some of that with its new Bixby Vision feature on the Galaxy S8 phones. The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones. [Full Article...]

Google rolling out arsenal of services, gadgets

A number of tech companies have been working toward this for a while now, but Google is finally putting it into the hands of users. "Through a new initiative, Google for Jobs, we hope to connect companies with potential employees, and help job seekers find new opportunities", Google CEO Sundar Pichai wrote in a blog post . [Full Article...]

Kolkata to face Mumbai for IPL final berth

Kolkata to face Mumbai for IPL final berth The match ended at 1.27 am on Thursday. An unbeaten 32 from 19 balls from Gautam Gambhir was enough to get Kolkata over the line, ending the run of defending champions Sunrisers. Coulter-Nile's spell helped restrict Sunrisers to 7-128 from their 20 overs. The slow scoring rate finally took a toll on Sunrisers as Dhawan perished in the second delivery of the fifth over. [Full Article...]


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