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BMW introduces the M240i M Performance Edition, limited to 750 units

BMW introduces the M240i M Performance Edition, limited to 750 units

While the Life Cycle Impulse ( BMW's fancy way of describing a facelift) of the 2 Series is actually really meh and hard to spot unless you're an ardent fan, this M240i M Performance Edition certainly has some enticing features. Starting with the engine, the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder engine now produces 340 horsepower and sprints to 62 miles per hour in just 4.4 seconds. Read More

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Motorola 2017 smartphones lineup revealed in a new leak

However, it might only launch one device under the Moto X series. The Moto C range will sit under the Moto E range and will offer a no fills smartphone experience to the budget conscious consumer. The Moto C Plus bestows a 5-inch display with HD 1280×720 pixel resolution. As you know that Lenovo has acquired Moto and has come up with some best devices in Moto's lineup, we've got some bigger news for y'all. Read More

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Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

Facebook adds Snapchat-like camera filters to Instagram

Any of Instagram's shooting modes - photo, video, or even Boomerang can be used to add the filters. "Experiment with some magic tricks of your own and defy the laws of physics wherever you are", Instagram wrote in a blog post . Facebook, the parent company of Instagram, has been criticized for copying a number of Snapchat's features, though the company recently surpassed Snap in total users. Read More

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U.S. should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

U.S. should not stockpile cyber weapons, Microsoft says

The ransomware attack has affected more than 200,000 victims in 150 countries, said Rob Wainwright, head of law enforcement agency Europol. Wainwright said Europol did not know the motive. "They would say, 'It's our job to stockpile those weapons and use them against our adversaries'". If not, update right away. Fedex said Friday it was "experiencing interference with some of our Windows-based systems caused by malware". Read More

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Windows 10 S is Microsoft's Chrome OS Competitor

Now, this is a unsafe decision on Microsoft's part to implement for a product that has to carry the company's hopes of beating the Chromebook and MacBook at its own game. The Surface Laptop features some great improvements for a Windows Laptop. Interestingly, the competition with Chromebook doesn't end there. According to Microsoft, the device running on a seventh generation Intel Core processor can offer up to four more hours of battery power than a 13 inch MacBook Pro. Read More

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Ransomware Cyber attack threat escalating: Europol

A senior nurse with NHS Lanarkshire in Scotland posted a video on Twitter appealing to members of the public "to stay away from acute hospitals unless it's an absolute emergency situation" while its IT systems remain affected. In February 2016, the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Centre in California said it had paid a $17,000 ransom to regain control of its computers from hackers. Read More

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Government urged to clarify whether NHS bodies could have stopped cyber attack

Government urged to clarify whether NHS bodies could have stopped cyber attack

Microsoft has now sent out patches for WindowsXP in an attempt to limit the damage, while the NHS took steps over the weekend to send out the recent security updates for trusts who had not put it in place. There have been several incidents in the USA, including one in IN where a hospital's IT system was taken down and patients had to be diverted to other facilities, according to a local news report. Read More

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NBC is going all in on Thursday nights

NBC execs revealed that there are potential plans for a holiday episode, airing while the show is on hiatus, in an effort to keep the drum beating: "How can we keep This Is Us alive as humanly possible?" "I'm not saying it's going to be emblazoned with 100-foot letters atop the Empire State Building, but we're going to use it", he said . Read More

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Roadway Operator Makes Bid for Rival

Roadway Operator Makes Bid for Rival

The Italian motorway company Atlantia said that it has chose to launch a bid for its Spanish peer Abertis. DLA Piper and Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners have picked up mandates as Italy's Atlantia launched a bid of €16.3bn cash-and-share offer for its Spanish rival Abertis, in an effort to create the world's biggest operator of toll roads. Read More

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Ghost Recon Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming May 30

Ghost Recon Wildlands Fallen Ghosts DLC Coming May 30

The good news is that, thanks to the efforts of the Ghosts, the Santa Blanca cartel has fallen. This attracts the attention of rough sorts - disgraced Special Forces squads, ex-cartel members, mercenaries and criminals from right across South America - all after a chance to grab some of the Santa Blanca's old infrastructure for their own gain. Read More

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ZeniMax takes Samsung to court over Gear VR headset

ZeniMax takes Samsung to court over Gear VR headset

The documents indicate that the tech is actually based upon the company's intellectual property, which was shared by id Software co-founder John Carmack - who later joined Oculus. In February a jury awarded ZeniMax $500m after they found Oculus violated a non-disclosure agreement (NDA). The Samsung Gear VR was also built on some of the same code as the Oculus Rift, which was the subject of ZeniMax's earlier lawsuit. Read More

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Apple Watch: Plans for smart bands rumoured

Apple Watch: Plans for smart bands rumoured

BCG reports the company has hired a team of around 200 PhDs during the past year as part of its effort on this front. According to Trusted Reviews , it remains unclear how Apple can adapt Beddit's technology to the new Apple Watch. But even though the original Apple Watch is not capable of acting as a sleep tracker, several fans are still impressed by its elegant design and water-resistant feature for up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. Read More

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Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

But the aftershocks have so far been mild. The cyberattack first hit companies and government agencies around the world including the British National Health Service and Russia's Interior Ministry. Meanwhile, new versions of the ransomware have reportedly surfaced, including one without the kill switch exploited by a 22-year-old computer security researcher to shut the attack down. Read More

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Apple Updates macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS

Apple Updates macOS, iOS, watchOS and tvOS

Apple is expected to launch a new Mac OS version in the World Wide Conference scheduled in June so the macOS 10.12.5 might be the last update for the current iteration of the operating system. Alternatively, you can even update via iTunes. It added that "if you have an earlier release of Windows 10, you can install it on a Mac with OS X Yosemite or later". Read More

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Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

Ransomware attack should be a 'wake-up call' for governments

If weaponized and released, this version would skip the initial pre-infection beacon, and we would return to the same stage we were on Friday afternoon when WannaCry was making victims left and right, with nothing standing in its way. "It won't be too late as long as they're not infected". WannaCry uses a vulnerability in the older version of Windows, which was originally detected by the NSA; however, the American security agency exploited it to hack devices rather than informing the company. Read More

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New York Yankees Retire Derek Jeter's Jersey

The ceremony took place between games of a doubleheader with the Houston Astros. He also thanked fans "for pushing me, for challenging me, for making me accountable, and more importantly, for embracing me since day one". He won five World Series titles and set a club record with 3,465 hits. Derek Jeter and wife Hannah Davis stand beside his plaque which will now hang at Yankee Stadium. Read More

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Nio EP9 electric supercar creates a new record

Nio EP9 electric supercar creates a new record

In a statement acknowledging the company's achievement, NIO's Gerry Hughes said "The EP9's new lap record is 19.22 seconds faster than its previous lap time". The Nurburging lap is part of a series of record assaults by the EP9, with new marks claimed at Laguna Seca and Circuit Paul Ricard. Well, that certainly didn't take long. Read More

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Microsoft Windows 10 Fall Creators Update Makes iOS, Android Operating Systems Better

That's all part of its next Windows 10 Fall Creators Update which will push out to 500 million Windows 10 devices later this year. Dubbed the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, it will carry forward the content creation theme of its predecessor with an added emphasis on cohesive cross-device experiences, even when some of the devices involved have an Apple logo or run Android. Read More

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Microsoft issues WannaCry security patch for XP, blasts USA for 'stockpiling vulnerabilities'

A Kotak Mahindra Bank spokeperson said , "The bank has robust security controls to guard against various cyber-attacks". Shipping company FedEx was counted in the fallout‚ with its South African operation also affected. "Software vendors are always working to keep software up to date and safe from being compromised". They, too, should regularly update with software patches as they're issued. Read More

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Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched at Rs 6999, exclusively on Amazon

Xiaomi Redmi 4 launched at Rs 6999, exclusively on Amazon

Xiaomi Redmi 4 comes at a starting price of Rs 6,999. With regards to the storage, the Redmi 4 has 16GB internal storage and a MicroSD card slot offers the storage expansion by another 128GB. Its connectivity options include 4G, VoLTE, 3G, HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, GPS/AGPS, NFC, GLONASS, Bluetooth, Infrared sensor and Micro-USB. The fingerprint sensor is placed at the back. Read More

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WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

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. They said they have told the agencies not to open any unsolicited mails. Use a reputable security software to prevent attacks in the future. But he also placed fault in national governments. Read More

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Injustice 2 Launch Trailer Released

Injustice 2 , the sequel to NetherRealms DC Universe inspired fighting game, is nearly here - it launches tomorrow - and ahead of its launch, Warner Bros. The game also includes a micro-transaction system in the form of Source Crystals, which allow players to use real-world cash to purchase cosmetic items, as well as a new Multiverse mode. Read More

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HTC U 11 (aka Ocean) price, release details leaked

HTC U 11 (aka Ocean) price, release details leaked

However, HTC is celebrating their 20th anniversary on May 16th, so they scheduled the launch date on that day. The Taiwanese smartphone giant is holding a live event on Tuesday where the new flagship device is expected to be revealed. Ever since the HTC 11 U rumors started floating around, there wasn't much doubt about the internal storage size - 64GB and/or 128GB . Since the day one of numerous HTC U 11 leaks, it was claimed that the phone would come with 5.5-inch QHD display. Read More

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68 countries sign Silk Road cooperation pacts with China

Thus, on May 13, India did not send an official delegation to attend the " Belt and Road Forum" in Beijing and instead criticised China's global initiative, warning of an "unsustainable debt burden" for countries involved. Sharif, at the Summit, also avoided direct references to India's boycott and its objections to the CPEC but said the initiative should not be politicised. Read More

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Toyota joins the race to launch a flying auto

Toyota joins the race to launch a flying auto

A lot of companies, including Uber, Larry Page's Kitty Hawk startup and Chinese firm Ehang are working on flying cars , making them the tech world's fanciful product du jour . The team of 30 volunteers developing the Skydrive vehicle hopes its prototype could be used to light the Olympic flame when Tokyo hosts the summer games in 2020. Read More

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