Sci-tech

200000 cyberattack victims in 150-plus states: Europol

Now that this "WannaCry" malware is out there, the world's computer systems are vulnerable to a degree they haven't been before, unless people everywhere move quickly to install Microsoft's security patches . A "patch" is a piece of software created to update a computer program or its supporting data, to fix or improve it. Which Scottish NHS organisations were affected by the ransomware attack? . Read More

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Apple reports surprise fall in iPhone sales

Apple reports surprise fall in iPhone sales

Apple will host a call with analysts from 5pm PT, which is 10pm in the UK. Apple's revenue from the Greater China region fell 14.1 percent to $10.73 billion in the quarter, as cheaper rivals in the region chipped away at sales. That's down from the 51.2 million shipped in Q2 2016. Apple reported a 4.6% rise in revenue across the whole company to $52.9bn (£41bn), slightly below analysts' forecasts. Read More

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Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

Europol's European Cybercrime Centre, known as EC3, said the attack "is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex worldwide investigation to identify the culprits". Security officials in Britain urged organizations to protect themselves from ransomware by updating their security software fixes, running anti-virus software and backing up data elsewhere. Read More

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Snap Chat upgraded to Neutral By JP Morgan

Snap Chat upgraded to Neutral By JP Morgan

The 53-year-old expressed that sentiment while commenting on Snap's first earnings report and the inevitable comparisons between Snapchat and Facebook that many industry watchers are making, especially as Facebook recently started aggressively introducing Snapchat-inspired features to its services. Read More

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North Korea fires missile - South Korea military

The launch will also complicate Moon´s efforts to mend ties with China that have been strained by a decision by South Korea's former government to deploy a USA anti-missile defence system aimed at defending against North Korea. "We want to work closely, not only with the United States and South Korea, but also with China, Russia and the global community, to strongly urge North Korea to abide by United Nations resolutions", Abe told reporters at his office in Tokyo. Read More

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White House Postpones Meeting to Decide on Participation in Paris Climate Pact

The G-7 meeting is expected to be a prime opportunity for world leaders to push Trump to stay in the historic 2015 pact, in which each of almost 200 countries agreed to their own nonbinding cuts or limits in greenhouse gas emissions. President Donald Trump is delaying a decision on whether to withdraw from the landmark global climate deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. Read More

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Google device codenamed 'Taimen' spotted on Geekbench with 4GB of RAM

Google device codenamed 'Taimen' spotted on Geekbench with 4GB of RAM

It's about time the latter gets a newer sibling. Google Pixel 2 has a codename of Muskie while the larger Pixel 2 XL is dubbed Walleye . This speculation sounds kind of insane, but with Google, really anything is possible. In our previous IBTimes report , we caught a glimpse of the three devices whose codenames were revealed through sources close to Android Police. But then Google Pixel 2's appearance has hinted some of its specifications. Read More

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Allegations fly thick and fast as Mishra continues fast, AAP MLA detained

In her letter, Annapoorna Mishra said she was proud of her son and his protest fast. Mr. Mishra has been on a hunger strike for the last four days demanding that Mr. Mishra today handed over documents in connection with the corruption charges he levelled against Kejriwal and other party leaders to the CBI. "But I met Arvind Kejriwal this morning, and I said that it has been a year since the report on the tanker scam was tabled and no action has been taken", Mishra told ANI. Read More

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UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

UK working to restore hospital systems after cyberattack

Cyber extortionists tricked victims into opening malicious malware attachments to spam emails that appeared to contain invoices, job offers, security warnings and other legitimate files. Whistleblower Edward Snowden hit out at the National Security Council for not preventing the global attack. It also said the attack did not specifically target the NHS. Read More

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PM Leaves For China, Then To Germany

Pakistan and China have signed a series of agreements to promote cooperation in different sectors. "We are optimistic that OBOR will further contribute to the enhancement of Asean-China cooperation, as it paves the way for more mutually beneficial economic activities between our two sides", Duterte said. Read More

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Trade Deal Feeds China Taste for Beef, Won't Close Deficit

Trade Deal Feeds China Taste for Beef, Won't Close Deficit

The US, which has been at odds with China for its trade practices, has reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies, and allows imports of US beef to China . A number of US companies are seeking permits to build facilities to process liquefied gas, which would allow America to become a net exporter of gas, something it has not been since the 1950s. Read More

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Fearless man saves suicidal girl from jumping in front of speeding train

Fearless man saves suicidal girl from jumping in front of speeding train

According to CGTN , the incident happened on May 10 at Putian station in Fujian province in Southeast China. Surveillance footage from the high-speed railway station shows the woman running to the edge of the platform. Reports claim that the railway worker Mr Jianzhong had noticed that this woman was in a low mood earlier and had since paid particular attention to her on the platform. Read More

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US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG

US, China Trade Agreement Includes More Beef, LNG

A new China-U.S. trade deal lets Chinese companies import more liquefied natural gas from the United States, which could provide a boost to Louisiana's LNG export facilities. Natural gas tips the balance of trade in the United States' favor, Hudson said. Increased cooperation between the Shanghai Clearing House and the U.S. Read More

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Indonesian Islamist leader says ethnic Chinese wealth is next target

Indonesian Islamist leader says ethnic Chinese wealth is next target

While he serves his two-year jail sentence, Ahok will have no access to television or phone. "It is, in effect, targeting Chinese non-Muslims", he said . "The Indonesian government should repeal article 156 (a) of the Penal Code and unconditionally release anyone sentenced for "deviancy, ' 'denigrating religion, ' or 'blasphemy"," said USCIRF Vice Chairman Daniel Mark who traveled to Indonesia in 2015 to assess religious freedom conditions . Read More

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Facebook Reactions get new addition for users to express Thankfulness

Facebook Reactions get new addition for users to express Thankfulness

In honour of Mother's Day, we are testing the ability for people in a few markets to leave a flower reaction. It can also be used in the Comments section, but now only appears to be available to places celebrating Mothers Day on Sunday. Mother's Day 2017: 10 impressive gift ideas to surprise your mother! A year ago for Mother's Day, the purple flower was introduced on the social networking site, and it disappeared after the celebrations were over. Read More

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Wow Mom with a stellar gift

If you do find yourself in the presence of a ideal, preachy, judgmental Mom type, put your head up and your shoulders back and remember how people behave is about the place they are in emotionally - it's not about you . So here we remind you that there is nothing greater than the Mother and everyone should take the time to spend with your mother. That is so comforting. Read More

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Full flower moon coming Wednesday

Full flower moon coming Wednesday

Whatever name you want to use, here's when you can see it. This year, the Moon will be below the horizon at the precise time it becomes full, because the Moon doesn't rise until after 8:30pm in our region. May's "full flower" moon is set to appear in the sky Wednesday evening. "The May Moon marked a time of increasing fertility, with temperatures warm enough for safely bearing young, a near end to late frosts, and plants in bloom". Read More

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SpaceX Tests World's Most Powerful Rocket Falcon Heavy

SpaceX Tests World's Most Powerful Rocket Falcon Heavy

But to assure investors and fans alike that the Falcon Heavy is still a thing, SpaceX released a short clip showing its successful test of the large rocket's center core last week. Nine Merlin 1D engines fired for around three seconds at 1645 GMT (12:45 p.m. EDT) as clamps restrained the launcher at pad 39A. A test launch is now scheduled for later this summer. Read More

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UK Hospitals Report Tech Problems In Possible Cyberattack

A number of countries and organizations have been affected". The number of such attacks increased 50 percent in 2016, according to an April report from Verizon Communications Inc. The infected computer screens demand payment for the data to be released. And that's not even the worst of it. "The only sensible way to tackle it is to "pull the plug" so that it can't spread any more until you can isolate the affected machines and work out a remediation plan". Read More

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Google wants to bring faster Android updates via Android O

Google wants to bring faster Android updates via Android O

In a post on its developer's blog, Google unveiled a sneak peek at Project Treble , which it says is "the biggest change to the low-level system architecture of Android to date". In a nutshell, it aims to significantly lessen the burden on third-party phone manufacturers so they can deliver updates in a timely fashion. Google thinks it finally has the solution for updates with something called Project Treble that will arrive first in Android O. Read More

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April's WPI-based inflation eases to 3.85%, industrial output grows by 2.7%

April's WPI-based inflation eases to 3.85%, industrial output grows by 2.7%

The factory output, as per the IIP's new base year, had increased by 3.4 per cent during 2015-16. According to agency reports, India registered a 2.7 per cent rise in the industrial output in March as against 5.5 per cent a year ago. "For the first half we expect the numbers to be fairly below RBI's trajectory", said Anjali Verma, economist at PhillipCapital India. "Further, FICCI feels that setting up of a Technical Review Committee is a step in right direction as the group will capture the ... Read More

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SpaceX Successfully Launches US Spy Satellite

While the details on most of SpaceX's missions are very public, this one was purposely shrouded in mystery: The rocket was ferrying up a spy satellite, the NROL-76, for National Reconnaissance Office (NRO). "Tough call, as high altitude wind shear was at 98.6 percent of the theoretical load limit", he said in a tweet. Falcon 9 booster lands after NROL 76 launch. Read More

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Here's How to Watch NASA's 200th ISS Spacewalk

Here's How to Watch NASA's 200th ISS Spacewalk

Fischer has never spacewalked before. This is far from Whitson's first (space) rodeo, as she now holds the record for most spacewalks performed by an American woman, but it's Fischer's first time. He also writes a blog, called Orbital Velocity, about the space station. "It has been exhibiting some thermal issues of late, so it is being replaced", he said. Read More

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NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

SLS is being developed by the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, and major components are being built by contractors at the Michoud Assembly Facility outside New Orleans under Marshall's management. The Apollo moon program of the 1960s and early 1970s represented a sprint to a single destination, Gerstenmaier noted. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration had hoped to launch the Space Launch System , or SLS, rocket in November 2018. Read More

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Million People Using Windows 10

This is especially true in the current age, as politicians and citizens in many countries are turning against the decades-long trend of globalization. Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now used by 500 million devices every month, up from 300 million devices at this point previous year. Rather it is part of the company's strategy to motivate developers to create Universal Windows Apps. Read More

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