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Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT Apple CEO Tim Cook to address 2017 graduates at MIT
- June 10, 2017

Little progress has been made since then, with technology executives and their companies taking a stand against the Trump administration's policies, including the "travel ban" on people traveling from nations with large Muslim populations. He gave a short account of how he finally found his goal in life after coming to work for Apple and then-CEO Steve Jobs, whose 2005 speech at Stanford University in which he urged graduates to "stay hungry, stay foolish" is still referenced today. (more...)
Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming Verizon's Yahoo deal closes next week, layoffs coming
- June 09, 2017

Yahoo anticipates that the Sale Transaction will close on June 13, 2017. The layoffs, which affect roughly. Mayer is not expected to remain at Yahoo after the sale is completed. TechCrunch reports that 14,000 employees now work at AOL and Yahoo . According to TechCrunch, Verizon will downsize staff at AOL and Yahoo by about 15 percent once the merger is finalized. (more...)
Apple 'HomePod' speaker to take on Amazon, Google
- June 07, 2017

New features like Files app, Dock, a new way of multitasking using Split View, and the addition of Drag and Drop. Apple has announced it is is launching a smart home speaker and electronic assistant called HomePod , created to compete with Amazon's Echo and Google's Home devices. (more...)
New smart speaker expected as Apple kicks off conference
- June 06, 2017

It is also created to work with Apple Music subscriptions, able to access your music library and make recommendations based on song history. When you say "Hey Siri", it starts listening for your command or question. The research firm IDC says Apple and Xiaomi each has a worldwide market share of almost 15 percent in the first quarter. Once you've said that command, it sends an anonymous Siri ID and encrypted communications to and from Apple's servers. (more...)
16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver 16-year-old girl charged with fatally stabbing Uber driver
- June 03, 2017

She only spoke up once, to confirm her name. Family members could be heard sobbing at times as prosecutors read out a two-page description of the murder. Nelson pulled the auto over and escaped into a nearby building, where he started pushing buzzers and shouted that he was "going to die". "For him. Because somehow I had to let him know I know what happened to him and that I was so sorry I couldn't be there to help him", she said . (more...)
Siri Speaker To Be Unveiled At WWDC, Apple Already Manufacturing Device Overseas
- June 01, 2017

That product was created to more closely resemble a Sonos-like Wifi-connected device without a smart assistant, and was killed by Apple following the acquisition. Apple CEO Tim Cook has stated during the past few earnings calls that he expects Apple's services business to reach the size of a Fortune 100 company within the next few years, offsetting flagging hardware sales. (more...)
Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims
- May 30, 2017

The suspected bomber grew up in Manchester's southern suburbs and once attended Salford University there. Greater Manchester Police hopes to resume normal intelligence relationships - a two-way flow of information - soon but is now "furious", the BBC understands. (more...)
UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas UN Concerns over Civilians in IS-Controlled Mosul Areas
- May 29, 2017

Al-Jadida was one of the hardest hit Mosul neighborhoods during the first weeks of the operation to retake the city's west. The Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary force, known as Popular Mobilisation, is theoretically under Abadi's command. The U.S. -led coalition has repeatedly praised Iraqi forces for showing respect for human life in the Mosul fight, but there have been instances of high civilian casualties due to the use of artillery and airstrikes. (more...)
Lance Armstrong engaged to girlfriend Anna Hansen Lance Armstrong engaged to girlfriend Anna Hansen
- May 25, 2017

YES!" Armstrong captioned the photo, which was taken on a boat in Lake Austin in Texas . Armstrong and Hansen have been dating for almost 10 years and have two children together - a 7-year-old son and a 6-year-old daughter. The cyclist recently opened up about his ex-fiancee, 55-year-old country star Sheryl Crow , during an interview with Howard Stern , where he revealed that the couple had a "great" relationship, despite having issues "never" seeing each other due to their fame. (more...)
Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash Graco recalls car seats; webbing may not hold child in crash
- May 25, 2017

Graco is recalling vehicle seats. Specific instructions on how to find the webbing tag code and date of manufacture are available on the Graco safety advisory webpage . "As such, these auto seats fail to conform to Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 213, 'Child Restraint Systems'". Graco reportedly will replace the harnesses free of charge. (more...)
Investigators Monitoring North Korea Sanctions Hit — UN Cyberattack
- May 25, 2017

The links between the WannaCry ransomware and the Lazarus group , which is believed to be responsible for several high-profile attacks, are deeper and more substantial than previously thought, according to new evidence unearthed by security researchers . (more...)
QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $3.95 Per Share QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM) Forecasted to Earn FY2017 Earnings of $3.95 Per Share
- May 24, 2017

Cullen Frost Bankers Inc has invested 0.13% in QUALCOMM, Inc . ( NASDAQ :QCOM) or 582,110 shares. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 31st will be paid a $0.57 dividend. (NASDAQ:QCOM) earned "Buy" rating by Canaccord Genuity on Thursday, July 21. The company was maintained on Thursday, November 5 by Mizuho. The stock has "Overweight" rating by JP Morgan on Thursday, December 17. (more...)
Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert Ransomware WannaCry to attack Indian banking system soon: Cyber expert
- May 23, 2017

UN's Head of Global Cyber Crime, Neil Walsh, said Bitcoin could be used as a way of tracing these hackers, since the malware locked computers by showing a message that requires the user to send £230 ($300) to restore access to files. The NSA belatedly informed Microsoft of the weakness just three months ago, allowing Microsoft to build a patch but, evidently, not giving it sufficient time to fully mitigate the flaws security impact. (more...)
Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy
- May 22, 2017

Should the North want talks with the U.S., Tillerson said that Pyongyang should refrain from conducting nuclear or missile tests for a certain period of time so as to create the right atmosphere for talks, according to the official. A TV screen shows images of U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul . (more...)
Here Is our First Look at the Next Microsoft Surface Pro Here Is our First Look at the Next Microsoft Surface Pro
- May 22, 2017

The upcoming Microsoft Pro has been leaked online, giving us a quick glance into how the company is uplifting its 2-in-1 line-up. The Surface Pro 4 is an extension of Microsoft's original vision and can still be considered a tablet that can function as a laptop, versus the other way around. (more...)
The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?
- May 21, 2017

China's cyber authorities have repeatedly pushed for what they call a more "equitable" balance in global cyber governance, criticising U.S. dominance. If you find a problem, disconnect your machine immediately from the internet or other network connections (such as home Wi-Fi). The researchers have posted the tool on their blog for free download ad have cautioned that it only works if the infected system has not been rebooted since the attack and the files have not been locked permanently ... (more...)
Google announces digital assistant to iPhone, unveils Google Lens
- May 18, 2017

A "beta" test version is available on Wednesday. Google says new tools will encourage sharing of photos that you might have meant to share - but forgot. Autofill is pretty much exactly what you think it is, with the company guess at what you're trying to say while your typing, using context like user names, much as it does in the desktop-based browser. (more...)
"ShadowBrokers" threatens to release more cyber attack tools
- May 18, 2017

In an irregular move, Microsoft skipped its scheduled monthly patch-release day in February before resuming on March 14, at which point the company quietly fixed many vulnerabilities that the Shadow Brokers then released one month later, in April. (more...)
10-year-old girl given right to have abortion by Indian court 10-year-old girl given right to have abortion by Indian court
- May 17, 2017

PGIMS medical superintendent Dr Ashok Kumar Chauhan, however, said their report was confidential and would be revealed only to the police. The law in India does not allow the termination of pregnancy after the 20th week, unless the woman's life is at risk. (more...)
U.S. judge rejects Uber bid to move Waymo case to arbitration U.S. judge rejects Uber bid to move Waymo case to arbitration
- May 17, 2017

Otto was later acquired by Uber. The Harvard Law graduate has experience in trials involving high-profile technology companies, including a 2012 patent and copyright infringement case pitting Oracle against Google. Waymo's suit alleges that a former employee, Anthony Levandowski, stole 14,000 files full of self-driving auto trade secrets when he moved on to found his own self-driving vehicle company, Otto, which Uber later acquired for $680 million. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy J7 Max feature leak hints at powerful camera, battery Samsung Galaxy J7 Max feature leak hints at powerful camera, battery
- May 16, 2017

Coming to the camera, both the smartphones have 13 MP, f/2.0, 28mm, autofocus, LED flash in the rear end and 5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm for A5 and 5 MP, f/2.2, 23mm 1080p shots for the A7. On the same day that Google published those figures, Samsung began rolling out the Nougat update for its Galaxy A5 (2016), starting in Russian Federation. (more...)
Callista Gingrich set to be ambassador to Vatican Callista Gingrich set to be ambassador to Vatican
- May 16, 2017

The process has taken longer than usual because an approval from the Office of Government Ethics is still now pending, according to CNN . Mrs. Gingrich's husband is an ally of the president, supporting his run during the campaign. "White House briefings and press conferences provide substantive and symbolic opportunities for journalists to pose questions to officials at the highest levels of the USA government", the statement from WHCA President Jeff Mason said. (more...)
Sega plots revival of major IPs in coming years Sega plots revival of major IPs in coming years
- May 16, 2017

Luke is Games Editor at IGN's Sydney office. Based on the images within the "Road to 2020" document, it appears that SEGA's plans of expanding existing IPs will initially be focused on franchises like Yakuza, Total War , Football Manager , and Persona . (more...)
Mom out with daughter on Mother's Day killed by car Mom out with daughter on Mother's Day killed by car
- May 16, 2017

The owner of the bakery next door on South Wellwood Avenue said his surveillance video, which the family asked not be made public, clearly shows the mothers selfless final act. Aluska and her daughter were rushed to Good Samaritan Hospital. Diane was transferred to a nearby hospital, along with her daughter as well as the elderly driver, where she died shortly after. (more...)
Samsung launches a new 5100mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack Samsung launches a new 5100mAh Fast Charge Portable Battery Pack
- May 13, 2017

It is also interesting to note that in Samsung's previous press release , it mentioned that a new flagship will be launched in the second half of the year. There would be a 12 megapixel rear-camera and a five megapixel front facing camera . Samsung though believes the flip phones of yore can still be cool and can, in fact, be provided some smartphone treatment as well. (more...)
Is the First Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Worth It? Is the First Zelda: Breath of the Wild DLC Worth It?
- May 03, 2017

The expansion pass is available for R260 on the Nintendo eShop, granting you access to this DLC and DLC pack number two. Fans of Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been hoping to get their hands on the game's first ever DLC; and finally, it's coming. (more...)
Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's First DLC Pack Detailed Zelda: Breath Of The Wild's First DLC Pack Detailed
- May 03, 2017

The hybrid console launched with Zelda: Breath of the Wild available, and just this week saw the launch of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. As announced previously, they won't be sold on their own. It is going to be called The Master Trials and is expected to arrive this summer. Lastly, this Hard Mode features floating planks. You start the challenge with no weapons or equipment. (more...)
Nintendo announces sky-high March Switch sales and full-year forecast
- April 28, 2017

But if Nintendo comes through on its first-year expectations, the Switch will have sold nearly as many consoles in one year as the Wii U has over five years. Earlier this month market research firm NPD group announced that the Japanese game maker had sold 906,000 units of the device . The company said the 3DS handheld console, which was released in 2011, saw a 7 percent year-on-year rise in sales. (more...)
Uber takes to the skies with next ride-hailing project Uber takes to the skies with next ride-hailing project
- April 27, 2017

Though hefty spending on flying auto programs comes at a time some investors are cutting on what they are willing to spend on the shares of the privately held firm by 15%. Earlier in February, the RTA in collaboration with China's Ehang Company announced it had carried the first test run of an autonomous aerial vehicle capable of carrying a human and would put it in operation by July. (more...)
The Nintendo Switch will be back in stock at Toys'R'Us this Friday
- April 27, 2017

We'll be sure to keep you updated whenever new shipments of the Nintendo Switch arrive anywhere. Mario Kart 8s rerelease has rolled onto the Nintendo Switch . Time Trials, Grand Prix, and the ultra hard 200cc mode are some of the most challenging in the game. If you'd rather sit tight and wait to get a new console at retail, however, we have some good news. (more...)
Leaked iPhone 8 Outsexes Galaxy S8 Leaked iPhone 8 Outsexes Galaxy S8
- April 25, 2017

After the launch of the Galaxy S8 smartphones, it is now time for the rumor mill to start to spinning with Apple's upcoming iPhone news. Stay tuned for more updates involving the Cupertino giant's next flagship iPhone model. Separately, an iPhone 8 chassis leak appeared on Weibo, and it reiterates the vertical dual camera setup at the back. If Apple isn't beginning mass production on the iPhone 8 until October or November, they'll nearly certainly be hard to come by until early 2018. (more...)
Who Is Holden on 'Pretty Little Liars'? The Season 2 Character Returns! Who Is Holden on 'Pretty Little Liars'? The Season 2 Character Returns!
- April 23, 2017

And while none of these have become canon, we definitely won't be shocked if some really do become a reality during season 7B. It's been speculated about ever since Maya was revealed to be dead at the end of season 2, and it's the one theory that will never die. (more...)
Nintendo Reportedly To Launch SNES Classic Nintendo Reportedly To Launch SNES Classic
- April 22, 2017

Should territorial distinctions continue, it could be called a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Nintendo Entertainment System in Europe, or a Nintendo Classic Mini: Super Famicom in Japan, according to the console's original naming conventions. (more...)
Diet fizz ups risk of stroke and dementia Diet fizz ups risk of stroke and dementia
- April 22, 2017

Rethink that can of diet soft drink you crack open every afternoon: a new study suggests it could heighten your risk of stroke or dementia. "Rather than saying avoid this and that, we want to quantify what food and beverages might be the best in terms of preserving brain as it ages", he said . (more...)
Microsoft ups it's user account security game and Wunderlist retires Microsoft ups it's user account security game and Wunderlist retires
- April 22, 2017

April 19 saw the release of the public preview of the Microsoft To-Do . Any tasks that you don't get to are hidden away until you hit the lightbulb button for suggestions about things you should get done, which are surfaced based on how important the algorithm thinks they are. (more...)