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Massive ransomware attack hits nearly 100 countries

Massive ransomware attack hits nearly 100 countries The US Department of Homeland Security's computer emergency response team said it was aware of ransomware infections "in several countries around the world". The attacks are being blamed on a piece of malware called WCry, WannaCry, or Wana Decryptor, that's been tracked in large-scale attacks in Europe and Asia - particularly Russian Federation and China - and a scattering of attacks in the US and... [Full Article...]

UK hospitals report tech problems in possible cyberattack

Routine appointments had been cancelled and ambulances were being diverted to neighbouring hospitals. Some chemotherapy patients were even sent home because their records could not be accessed. But the malware was linked to attacks on hospitals in Britain as well as the Spanish telecom giant Telefonica and was also spreading in other countries. [Full Article...]

Eurovision 2017: Favourites, Underdogs and Predictions

Eurovision 2017: Favourites, Underdogs and Predictions Tune into Logo for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final at on Saturday, May 13 at 3PM ET / 12PM PT. Luxembourg was one of the original participants in Eurovision but has not taken part since 1993. I might get extra votes. You've got to half-heartedly cheer on the United Kingdom entry as they dangle over the precipice, staring into the void of nul points . [Full Article...]

Moon, Abe agree to co-operate on North Korea

How Moon deals with THAAD will signal the course of his policy toward all the nations surrounding South Korea. Moon also faced the challenge of reinvigorating the South Korean economy and restoring public confidence after the impeachment of his predecessor President Park Geun-hye. [Full Article...]

SpaceX launches top spy satellite

NROL-76, the designation for the classified satellite launch, was SpaceX's first dedicated mission for the military. As John Federspiel, the MC for the livestream event, says after the successful touchdown , "Another good day for us at SpaceX ". [Full Article...]

Retail inflation in India declines to 2.99% in April, WPI at 3.85%

Retail inflation in India declines to 2.99% in April, WPI at 3.85% As per the IIP data based showed on the revised base year of 2011-12, the growth in industrial output, however, cooled to 2.7 per cent in March, chiefly because of poor performance of the manufacturing sector. The new IIP series will cover a new basket of commodities and assign new weights to them, removing obsolete items like typewriters and floppy disks, said G C Manna, former head of the Centra... [Full Article...]

Microsoft announces new data and cloud services at Build

Microsoft announces new data and cloud services at Build The new Azure Shell will complement the IDE and the Azure Portal. "As an Azure partner building enterprise-grade IoT and cloud solutions, we now have a powerful, new tool set that we can bring to bear for situations where connectivity may be intermittent, and the need for rapid, low-latency decisions are critical", said CTP's Udell. [Full Article...]

Google announces Project Treble to make Android OS updates faster

Google announces Project Treble to make Android OS updates faster Like the CTS, or Compatibility Test Suite, the VTS will ensure that all the chips inside the phone, from the SoC to the baseband to the tiny little sensors that let our phones do fantastic things, work properly when Google releases a new version of Android. [Full Article...]

School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied

School: Boy, 8, who killed himself never said he was bullied After being found on the floor by the assistant principal then the school nurse, the third-grader's mother was contacted and she was informed that she son had fainted. Also, according to the Enquirer , the state senate announced on Friday that they have since asked the chamber's education and oversight committees to take another look at Taye's death. [Full Article...]

Found: A Giant Decomposing Sea Creature

Found: A Giant Decomposing Sea Creature Scores of marine scientists are rushing to the Hulung Beach in Indonesia after a mysterious creature was found on the shore. Local people are guessing whether the creature is a giant squid or a sperm whale. They noted that the creature appears to have a backbone, which rules out the possibility of it being a giant squid. The monster has started to decay prompting residents to urge the govern... [Full Article...]

US complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit

US complains to China about North Korea's attendance at Silk Road summit Theresa May and South Korea's new president have agreed the need for a "robust response" to Pyongyang's violations of United Nations resolutions. Top on the agenda will likely be their different approaches to the North Korea problem and the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense antimissile system. [Full Article...]

Cyberattack: Up to 74 countries affected by ransomware, say experts

Still, only a small number of US -headquartered organizations were hit because the hackers appear to have begun the campaign by targeting organizations in Europe, said Vikram Thakur, research manager with security software maker Symantec.By the time they turned their attention to the United States, spam filters had identified the new threat and flagged the ransomware-laden emails as malicious, T... [Full Article...]

North Korea calls US-South Korea plot a 'declaration of war'

US and South Korean intelligence officials dismissed the accusations. South Korea's new President Moon Jae-In talks during a telephone call with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the presidential Blue House in Seoul on May 11, 2017. [Full Article...]

Atletico comeback falls short as Real reach final

Atletico comeback falls short as Real reach final Indeed, they are not completely assured of Champions League qualification, but anything but a defeat at home to relegated Osasuna on the final day will see them fend off Villarreal's chase even if they lose in the capital. The French striker was surrounded by three Atletico defenders at the byline, but somehow found a way past all of them with a pair of quick touches. [Full Article...]

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019 In a hastily announced press conference on Friday - a notice went out four hours ahead of time - the space agency broke the news. When NASA's next big rocket launches for the first time , chances are good it won't have people on board. [Full Article...]

Goldman Sachs Expects iPhone 8 to Cost $1000

Goldman Sachs Expects iPhone 8 to Cost $1000 The thing is that the double lens, one of which would remain in the 32 millimeters of the current FaceTime camera of iPhone 7 along with another possibly 24 or 28 millimeters, would serve to capture the depth of the image more accurately. That anticipation has many analysts forecasting a "super cycle" for the coming iPhone launch. Rumours suggest Apple might launch a new 10.5-inch iPad, a refres... [Full Article...]

US sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal

US sees Iran working to preserve nuclear deal Coats' assessment of the worldwide threats facing the U.S., delivered before a rare public hearing before the Senate intelligence committee, also predicted that the political and security situation in Afghanistan will "almost certainly deteriorate through 2018", even if there is a modest boost in military assistance from the USA and other North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies. [Full Article...]

Astronauts ace station's 200th spacewalk, shortened by leak

Astronauts ace station's 200th spacewalk, shortened by leak EDT (GMT-4). NASA made a decision to shorten the mission from the original six and a half hour plan, due to a glitch during earlier spacewalk preparations. Fischer's suit itself is perfectly fine, ' said Navias. The rescheduled start time of the spacewalk was unclear, as French astronaut Thomas Pesquet took extra steps to stow the equipment and prepare for the use of just one SCU, following th... [Full Article...]

Xi congratulates new South Korea president Moon Jae

Xi congratulates new South Korea president Moon Jae The problem is, they pretty much never are. But tensions have been rising rapidly since US President Donald Trump took office in January. That was the second Korean summit. Many Kaesong businesses want Moon to hold to his promise of not only reopening the factory park but also to stick to his proposal to expand the complex by about another 25 square miles. [Full Article...]

Microsoft's new tools help devs manage cloud deployments on the go

For those lost on the type of cloud computing tasks that Azure handles: Microsoft Azure is not your typical cloud computing service that allows you to directly upload your selfies and work on documents. The translation between the externally exposed APIs and internal data representation needed to be efficient. Retailer Jet.com is among the customers already using it, Microsoft cloud chief Scot... [Full Article...]


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