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Michel Barnier says Brexit talks to start hours after general election

Michel Barnier says Brexit talks to start hours after general election

The French diplomat said: "I would appreciate it if the United Kingdom would work in the spirit of agreement with the European Union , rather than against it". Brexit has forced the European Union to rethink its flagship capital markets union (CMU) project and urgently look for ways to create an alternative financial market to London, according to a draft EU document seen by Reuters on Wednesday. Read More

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Overwatch Anniversary event this coming Tuesday

Overwatch Anniversary event this coming Tuesday

The Overwatch Anniversary event begins on May 23rd which is next Tuesday. Since the game's release nearly a year ago now, Overwatch has done some incredible things, like reaching 30 million players, becoming a popular esports game, and sparking one of the biggest communities in gaming due to its diverse and engaging characters. Read More

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

Microsoft considers the NSA's decision not to share the vulnerabilities which their Eternalblue tool utilizes with Microsoft and various other security companies to be the cause of this particular outbreak. Microsoft released a security patch for the vulnerabilities in March. Since increasing numbers of systems running older versions of Windows were affected, Microsoft had made a decision to push an emergency patch for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 , urging users to deploy the ... Read More

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LEGO Star Wars May the Fourth Build: Grand Admiral Thrawn's

LEGO Star Wars May the Fourth Build: Grand Admiral Thrawn's

Maybe the biggest of the unofficial holidays is Star Wars Day , which of course happens May the Fourth. You be the judge. The first known use of May the Fourth Be With You came during 1979 . Costume parties, movie marathons and fun runs were among the special events being staged in NY and other cities worldwide on Star Wars Day . It was a play on words for the infamous line, "May the Force be with You". Read More

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Expert finds more possible North Korea links to cyberattack

Expert finds more possible North Korea links to cyberattack

The code used in the latest attack shared many similarities with past hacks blamed on the North, including the targeting of Sony Pictures, said Simon Choi , director of Seoul internet security firm Hauri. In 2013, networks of major South Korean banks and broadcasters were the victim of attacks traced to North Korea. In Europe, stock markets were generally flat, although there were no hacker-linked disruptions in early trading. Read More

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Massive ransomware attack hits 99 countries

Massive ransomware attack hits 99 countries

Tom Griffiths, who was at Bart's Hospital in London for chemotherapy treatment, said a nurse showed him her computer screen, which carried an image of a padlock. To ensure you remain protect ensure your operating system is updated to the latest version. But he also placed fault in national governments. A 22-year-old cybersecurity expert known as MalwareTech slowed the attack by registering a domain name he discovered in the ransomware's code. Read More

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One in three Indians suffer from hypertension

One in three Indians suffer from hypertension

The normal blood pressure is 120/80, where 120 represent the peak pressure in the arteries and 80 represent the minimum pressure in the arteries. There are primarily two types of strokes - "ischemic stroke" which can happen due to a reduction in blood supply to the brain, and "hemorrhagic stroke" that is due to bleeding in the brain. Read More

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India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks

India Caucus co-chair on Trump's list of possible Federal Bureau of Investigation picks

Only four years into his 10-year term, Mr Comey was leading the criminal investigation into whether Trump campaign advisers colluded with Russian operatives to influence the 2016 presidential election. Federal law and the law in NY state do not require both parties on a call to be aware that it was being recorded. President Donald Trump believes the case surrounding Hillary Clinton and her emails is black-and-white. Read More

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BMW, Intel and Mobileye add Delphi to self-driving alliance

BMW, Intel and Mobileye add Delphi to self-driving alliance

The parts specialist is seen as " a development partner and system integrator " for the autonomous driving platform which, the four hope, will be of interest to other companies as well. Delphi also may provide radar and other sensors to the BMW self-driving platform, which is targeted for production in 2021. BMW, Intel and Mobileye joined forces in July of 2016. Read More

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Intel's Basin Falls processors may feature a Core i9 variant

The key thing to remember about HEDT is that "High End" is not the same thing as "New". The higher-end Core i7-7740K has two threads per core enabled, while the lower end i7-7640K has just one thread per core enabled. Clock speeds are being kept under wraps, but Core i9-7920X is supposed to have 16.5MB L3 and 44 PCIe lanes. The price for the new processors also remains a mystery for now, but since the chips may be released pretty soon, we're sure that we'll also have this information in the ... Read More

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BMW M5 2017: New super saloon goes all-wheel drive

BMW M5 2017: New super saloon goes all-wheel drive

And so the engine's huge power can be converted into propulsive force with virtually zero losses. Each time you fire up the 4.4-litre V8 - the same unit from the old model but reworked to bring a yet unknown power figure (one that's probably in excess of the 592bhp M5 Competition Package and 603bhp E63) - the vehicle defaults to 4WD via BMW's XDrive system. Read More

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Google Assistant could launch on the iPhone very soon

Google Assistant could launch on the iPhone very soon

Both Duo and Allo are expected to get minor updates. The main difference, however, is that it won't come preloaded on new iPhones. We also got our first look at the Google Assistant, Google Home, and Daydream View. The headset is also said to have inside-out tracking, which means users won't have to install sensors around the room to track their movements. For the a year ago or so, Google has been reported to be working on a standalone virtual reality headset that wouldn't require display ... Read More

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Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Apple, Qualcomm spat intensifies, manufacturers drawn in

Qualcomm alleges that Apple "orchestrated the actions of each defendent", and is seeking an order that would require the manufacturers to comply with existing contractual obligations. The chipmaker is suing the companies for the payments themselves and additional damages. Rosenberg added that "As Apple continues to collect billions of dollars from consumer sales of its Qualcomm-enabled products, it is using its market power as the wealthiest company in the world to try to coerce unfair ... Read More

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Apple iPhone 7 tops in smartphone sales

Apple iPhone 7 tops in smartphone sales

Samsung's first quarter sales of smartphones in China have declined by 60% year on year to around 3.5 million units, according to the Hong Kong-based Counterpoint Technology Market Research company. "The R9s is OPPO's flagship 4G device with key features such as dual-SIM connectivity and fingerprint security". But while it was preparing for the launch of its flagship Galaxy S8 models during the period, a relatively lesser-known brand from the Far East managed to get the best-selling ... Read More

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South Korea, US stay firm on North Korea

South Korea, US stay firm on North Korea

Yoon said that detailed schedules will be discussed later, adding that the top office will ensure President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President Donald Trump have an opportunity to build personal ties at the summit. "It is considered an IRBM (intermediate range ballistic missile) of enhanced calibre compared to Musudan missiles that have continually failed", he said , referring to a class of missile created to travel up to 3,000 to 4,000 km (1,860 to 2,485 miles). Read More

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Audi latest to announce Android infotainment system

Audi latest to announce Android infotainment system

Watch how Android Auto works in the video below. The large catalogue of popular Android apps - developed by Google, Volvo, or third party app developers - will offer connected and predictive services in and around the auto. "We are making an important strategic step with the Google partnership", Volvo SVP Henrik Green said. With Android, Google plans another onslaught, as we continue to usher in one evolution after another of smart cars. Read More

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Intel Will Introduce The i9 Series Later This Year

Intel Will Introduce The i9 Series Later This Year

With that, it becomes logical for Intel to bring a new brand name for its high-end lineup. A total of four Core i9 processors under the Skylake-X family have been named - Core i9-9720X, Core i9-7900X, Core i9-7820X, and Core i9-7800X. Although there is no news about the pricing of these chipsets, Intel is expected to keep the prices competitive considering the stiff competition from Ryzen. Read More

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FedEx confirms it was hit by global malware attack

FedEx confirms it was hit by global malware attack

On Monday the payoff is expected to rise to $600 for the infected computers. The hackers then demand $300 in order to release control of the files. WannaCry is a type of trojan virus called ransomware . A massive ransomware attack is now spreading like a tsunami around the world, hitting high profile targets like UK's National Health Service and disabling Spain's Telefonica carrier. Read More

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It's Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods vs. Trump's Commencement Speeches in Fallon Takedown

It's Reese Witherspoon's Elle Woods vs. Trump's Commencement Speeches in Fallon Takedown

The President seems to have lifted phrases from Elle Woods' Harvard graduation speech for his own use, something the The Late Show starring Jimmy Fallon noticed. However, there's one key difference between the two speeches, in the way that they end. Fallon later said this was probably just a coincidence, however, it won't be surprising if the movie actually was Trump's inspiration behind his commencement speech. Read More

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Top EU Court's Singapore Trade Deal Ruling Gives Brexit Hint

Top EU Court's Singapore Trade Deal Ruling Gives Brexit Hint

Any trade pact with Britain would need to be signed off in Brussels by all 27 European Union governments after Brexit, but the ECJ ruling implies that, depending on the deal, national parliaments would also get a veto. The new ruling provides some hope for United Kingdom negotiators, as it is less broad than a legal opinion issued to the court in December by Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston. Read More

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Steve Tew: All Blacks to play one-off away test against Japan

Steve Tew: All Blacks to play one-off away test against Japan

The world champion All Blacks will face Japan in a test match next year before heading to Europe for their end of season tour in an effort to boost interest ahead of the 2019 Rugby World Cup in the country. "And with the Sunwolves ongoing progress in Super Rugby, we're confident of putting in a determined performance against the All Blacks". "We have learnt a lot from New Zealand rugby over the years and we look forward to our Head Coach and former All Black, Jamie Joseph , leading out our ... Read More

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Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Cyber attack could spark lawsuits but not against Microsoft

Most importantly, such a convention would commit governments to turning over software vulnerabilities when they find them - rather than exploiting them to break into enemy computers - so that companies can patch them. But, on occasion, the encryption key may be recovered from memory or the executable payload. Experts say it will be hard for them to replicate the conditions that allowed the so-called WannaCry ransomware to proliferate across the globe. Read More

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Case against state BJP chief if necessary: Ker CM

Case against state BJP chief if necessary: Ker CM

The BJP's Kerala unit president, Kummanom Rajasekharan, has been booked on charges of spreading false report over the killing of an RSS worker in Payyannur here on May 12, police said today. Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala wanted the BJP to withdraw its statement against Sathasivam and said the "saffron party should not think that the governor is a tool in their hands". Read More

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Behold Singapore's Luxury Car Vending Machine

Behold Singapore's Luxury Car Vending Machine

In our break room, we have vending machines where we can buy snacks, drinks and such. "At the same time, we wanted to be creative and innovative", Gary Hong, general manager at Autobahn Motors , said in an interview to Reuters . Unfortunately, for the fiendish of vending machine abusers, the structure is a little too sturdy to shake to force more than one item to drop down. Read More

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'Quantico' Renewed for Shortened Season 3

'Quantico' Renewed for Shortened Season 3

Quantico has struggled to maintain the ratings success it saw in its much-buzzed about first season, averaging a 0.7 rating in its second season in the coveted 18-49 demo (down 45%). Priyanka showed off her curvy frame in the photos, revealing more of her body than has previously been shared on film or in public. "Last few hours of chill. Read More

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Playboy's Dani Mathers, shared Snapchat of naked woman will face trial

Playboy's Dani Mathers, shared Snapchat of naked woman will face trial

The trial is tentatively set to begin May 26. In February, the Los Angeles City Attorney's office scoffed at Mathers' request to have her sentence deferred, stating that Mathers "does not qualify nor merit such leniency". Mathers faces a maximum of six months in jail for the crime of invasion of privacy. Ms Mathers previously attempted to avoid jail time by offering to apologise to the victim, undergo counselling, and take an anti-bullying course. Read More

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Pope acknowledges 2000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope acknowledges 2000-case backlog in sex abuse cases

Pope Francis and Trump are expected to meet at the Vatican on May 24. "This isn't a problem of winners and losers", the pope said; it is about "brothers who should walk together, looking for ways to take steps forward". Francis also said he respects all decisions made by Vatican tribunals about priests accused of abuse and has never issued a pardon for a priest found guilty, known in Italian as issuing a letter of grazia . Read More

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