Sci-tech

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging': British minister Many of those will be businesses, including large corporations". The attack impacted on acute hospital sites in Lanarkshire, as well as GP surgeries, dental practices and other primary care centres around the country. A "range" of Windows operation systems are used by the NHS in Scotland and Ms Sturgeon said there is regular investment in cyber security. It is encrypting files and demanding th... [Full Article...]

YouTube Bringing 360-Degree Video to the Big Screen

YouTube Bringing 360-Degree Video to the Big Screen Google also makes the Daydream View, a low-tech VR headset that uses a smartphone. See, I think a fear with mobile VR is potentially that if you use your phone, you run into the issue of, well, not being able to use your phone. The new YouTube VR will allow for shared viewing parties of 360 videos, and will even utilize the microphone in your device to let you interact with your peers. [Full Article...]

Overwatch animated shorts are coming back for 'season two'

Overwatch animated shorts are coming back for 'season two' The interview , which was held with turikk and BoozyPelican, the moderators of the official Overwatch sub-Reddit, along with ForceGaming's Dennis Duhamel, gave a glimpse of the mindset of Kaplan and the Overwatch development team as they head into the game's second year. [Full Article...]

Nintendo Switch Splatoon 2 Themed Joy-Con Colors

Arms for Nintendo Switch lets you choose from 10 different characters and each character has three different types of arms to choose from. "This Nintendo Direct presentation offered great reasons why ARMS is ideal for players of all ages, whether they are familiar with fighting games or not". [Full Article...]

Asus ZenFone AR Is Coming To Verizon Wireless

Asus ZenFone AR Is Coming To Verizon Wireless Compared to the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, the Asus Zenfone AR comes with more promise due to its better specifications and thinner body. At yesterday's main Google I/O 2017 keynote, Google talked about some of its plans for VR and AR, including word of "Visual position service" technology and more. [Full Article...]

Russian Spies Wanted To Recruit GOP Rep As Spy

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said he thinks Russian Federation "pays" Donald Trump during a private conversation with GOP leaders on Capitol Hill previous year, according to a report . Scalise: "That's how you know that we're tight". McCarthy said Wednesday that he had made a joke that landed poorly. As for Ryan's no-leak request, it makes sense he wouldn't want an out-of-context ... [Full Article...]

Unknown if Flynn will comply with subpoena

Unknown if Flynn will comply with subpoena Earlier that day, Burr had announced that Flynn's lawyers "said that he would not honor the subpoena, and that's not a surprise to the committee". Meanwhile, the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday asked the Justice Department and the FBI for documents, also requested by other congressional panels, that involve Trump's firing of former FBI Director James Comey and any related memos. [Full Article...]

Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute

Uber threatens to fire key exec in self-driving car dispute Uber has disputed that it used any of Alphabet's tech but it doesn't deny Levandowski may have taken the proprietary information. "Just as important, Anthony is a prolific entrepreneur with a real sense of urgency". "We insist that you do everything in your power to assist us in complying with the order". The injunction ordered Uber to prevent Levandowski and all other employees from using any Way... [Full Article...]

Global cyberattack: A super-simple explanation of what happened

The exploit surfaced online back in April with the Shadow Brokers data dump, which Microsoft had already patched on March 14. The virus was able to infect many systems on Friday because some users didn't install the latest security update , leaving computers vulnerable for any attack. [Full Article...]

Google's Daydream Platform Gets Its Biggest Expansion with New Standalone Headset

Google's Daydream Platform Gets Its Biggest Expansion with New Standalone Headset VR's great, but it always needs either a really expensive PC or games console, or your own smartphone. Bavor said Google's new VR headset would be available to the public later in the year. Sadly, neither Google nor its partners were willing to share details on pricing and formal availability beyond a rough commitment to launching commercial headsets before the end of the year. [Full Article...]

Moto Z2 Force, Z2 Play Release Date, Specs

Moto Z2 Force, Z2 Play Release Date, Specs Lenovo's now global-focused Moto-branded smartphone lineup is about to get super-confusing and crowded, especially in the mid-range segment, but the Moto C and C Plus are fairly straightforward and easy to remember. The device comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB/16GB internal storage. Out of the many devices, Motorola is said to add three new high-end handsets under its Z series, which will most pro... [Full Article...]

Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

Hackers are demanding anywhere between $300 and $600 to release the encrypted data. The initial attack, known as "WannaCry", paralyzed computers running factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in scores of countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Spain, India and Japan, among others. [Full Article...]

Next global cyber-attack likely on Monday

And it's expected to cause more problems on Monday. This particular program, called WannaCry, asks for about $300, though the price increases over time. The tool is called WCRYSLAP and can be found here. United States and European officials scrambled to catch the culprits behind a massive ransomware worm that caused damage across the globe over the weekend. [Full Article...]

HTC U11 debuting on the 16th, could have a "squeezable" frame

HTC U11 debuting on the 16th, could have a You can even customize the squeeze gesture: open email with just a squeeze. The smartphone is notable because got touch the frame Edge Sense . As always, HTC couldn't keep their device from being plastered on the internet ahead of the official, world-wide unveiling. [Full Article...]

Immigration agency detains man whose prison term was cut

During almost six years of freedom, Rene Lima-Marin married, became a father, became active in his church and secured a job installing glass windows in skyscrapers. USA officials said in January the repeal of the policy dealt more with cases going forward, and acknowledged Cuba would continue to review case by case when the US government sought deportations. [Full Article...]

What is WannaCry ransomware?

The "WannaCry" attack grabbed headlines around the world because of its scale, but it's just one of many types of ransomware that cybersecurity experts see every day. Blaming the ransomware attack on stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments, Microsoft said, "vulnerabilities stored by the Central Intelligence Agency show up on WikiLeaks, and now this vulnerability stolen from the NSA has a... [Full Article...]

Chinese state media says US should take some blame for cyber attack

At least 30,000 Chinese computers were affected after the hack on Saturday. The malware attack, which began on Friday and has been linked by some researchers to previous hits by a North Korean-run hacking operation, leveraged a tool built by the NSA that leaked online in April, Microsoft says. [Full Article...]

Amazon intros Fire 7, drops price of Fire HD 8 Tablet

Amazon intros Fire 7, drops price of Fire HD 8 Tablet Both Fire Tablets are available for pre-order starting today, according to Amazon . This lets you speak a command to play songs or read the latest chapter of that book you can't pull yourself away from. The price cut comes as Amazon and other manufacturers try to settle on the right price for a tablet. Once updated, the device will emit a sound and the LED, or on-screen equivalent, will turn on... [Full Article...]

Live Streaming For Youtube Drops The 1000 Subscriber Requirement

Live Streaming For Youtube Drops The 1000 Subscriber Requirement Now everyone can Go Live on YouTube without any subscribers, Android Police reports. That said, mobile live streaming's launch to all YouTube users appears imminent: the company has just renamed its mobile app on iOS from " YouTube - Watch, Upload and Share Videos" to " YouTube - Watch Videos, Music, and Live Clips ". [Full Article...]

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

The group is also promising that June will be the data dump month. It claimed that regular dumps could include tools for hacking mobile phones and computers on Microsoft's latest Windows 10 operating system, as well as network data from banking systems and Russian, Chinese, Iranian and North Korean nuclear programmes. [Full Article...]


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