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Ransomware attack hit more than 100000 organizations, says Interpol

The attack held hospitals and other entities hostage by freezing their computers, encrypting their data and demanding money through online bitcoin payment - $30...


Is This Nokia 8 Or Nokia 9? Official Video Teases New Phones

It's got everything you remember, but with a modern twist. Nokia 3310 (2017) was the cynosure of all eyes at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, e...


Conditions behind cyberattack may be hard to mimic

The attack held users hostage by freezing their computers, popping up a red screen with the words, "Oops, your files have been encrypted!" and demanding money t...


The FAA's drone database encounters turbulence

In 2015, the FAA issued the Registration Rule , requiring all drone owners to register their model aircrafts, defined by the FAA Modernization and Reform Act a...


Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers

However, he warns the method may not work for all the victimsn and one of the primary reasons is that if the machine was rebooted after the attack . The rese...


'Mamma Mia!' film sequel gets July 2018 release date

The first Mamma Mia! movie is the highest-grossing movie musical of all time, with more than $600 million in grosses worldwide and still growing. The sequel...


Blame the 'WannaCry' ransomware attack on our own NSA

The government has been criticised for cutting IT support for the health service and failing to replace old computer systems. This story doesn't feel too su...


22 million WannaCry ransomware attack attempts blocked by Symantec

In a statement, the central bank said the consequences of the attack - which it did not detail - had been dealt with quickly. "More than technical guidance, I w...


Microsoft's updated Surface Pro allegedly leaks ahead of event

The leaked images suggest that Microsoft is bringing the its Alcantara fabric-covered keyboard to the Surface Pro range, a move that will no doubt divide opin...


Google, Lenovo and HTC are making a new breed of VR headsets

As for the price, the same Backchannel reports suggests that these VR headsets would cost somewhere around the "mid-hundreds range", similar to the now availa...


The blame game, ransomware edition: Who's at fault?

And while Smith says Microsoft and other tech companies need to take the lead on combatting these widespread attacks, he highlights the shared responsibility ...


Frenchmen claim cure for WannaCry-infected computers

Guinet works as a security expert, Suiche is an internationally known hacker, and Delphy took part at night, in his spare time, outside his day job at the Banqu...


Xiaomi Mi Max 2 set to be announced next week

And let's not forget that the first Xiaomi Mi Max was already a large smartphone that mixed aluminum and plastic to accommodate a big screen 6.44 inches Full HD...


North Korea links nuclear advances to hostile US policy

The site is close to where Pyongyang tested four extended-range Scud missiles. The North's armed forces ministry ordered the army to take steps to protect g...


Volvo teams up with Google for Android-based in-car systems

This world premiere opens up new perspectives, which will allow the development of connectivity services to be greatly accelerated. More such details are expe...


AT&T finally bringing Nougat to HTC One M9

Sadly, the AT&T website does not provide much information regarding what exactly is changed, only that it includes the same security patches from February. Keep...


Dangerous Adylkuzz virus has done more damage than WannaCry ransomware

Both WannaCry and Adylkuzz take advantage of the most unsafe of the cyberhacking tools that were stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency, Proofpoint's ...


HTC U11 now has the highest DxOMark score for smartphone cameras

On the other hand, a long squeeze can be configured to launch the Google voice assistant or toggle the flashlight on and off. However, only two functions can be...


Parents of premature twins praise NHS staff caught up in cyber attack

It was feared that NHS workers returning after the weekend would experience another spike in attacks as the malicious software could have infected more computer...


UK: 'Worst over' in cyber-attack

Some of the attack's victims were ignoring advice from officials and paying the $300 ransom to unlock their computers, which later doubled to $600. A kill s...


House speaker promises tax overhaul this year despite chaos

May 17, 2017 . The New York Times reported that a super PAC connected to Ryan, the Congressional Leadership Fund, used the contents of the emails in an ad a...


Facebook Messenger Redesign Focuses on Better Navigation

Facebook says that all of these changes are created to make Messenger simpler for users so that they can get to their contacts easily and start conversations f...


Immigration agency detains man whose prison term was cut

But ICE can request that an inmate suspected of an immigration violation be held after their release from jail or prison under a form referred to as a hold or a...


Trump supporters blame leaks, conspiracy for his woes

Tina Tchen, Michelle's former chief of staff, has openly discussed her surprise at the change: "There's a Secret Service agent out front and I'm looking at ...


YouTube now allows anyone to live stream using its mobile app

Now, users with a subscriber base of any size can use the livestreaming feature. The option to " go live " should pop up next to the old "record" capability, ...


Amazon.com, Inc. Introduces New Fire Tablets With Alexa

The Fire 8 HD has 12 hours of battery life and either 16 GB or 32 GB of storage that can also be expanded to 256 GB. The tablets are now available for pre-ord...


What Twitter's privacy changes mean for you

As usual, users can change their privacy settings whenever they like. Additionally, Twitter is adding a new Personalisation and Data setting that will offer ...


Google brings 45 teraflops tensor flow processors to its compute cloud

Nextbigfuture talked to an attendee of 2017 Google IO and he reported that Google will be putting mini versions of the second generation TPU (tensor process...


England's emergency units open 'as normal' again after cyber attack

Numerous nearly 8,000 doctors' surgeries in England were also affected, warning of delays as doctors reverted to paper records and appointments. The organisat...


Shadow Brokers boasts of more Windows exploits and cyberespionage data

They claim to own exploits for Windows 10, web browsers, network routers and also phones and even the SWIFT global money transfer system. The Shadow Brokers ...


Google teams with HTC and Lenovo to launch standalone Daydream VR headsets

The tracking system, called WorldSense, has 6 degrees-of-freedom so users can move about freely instead of more limited platforms like Cardboard and Daydream wh...


Google, HTC, Lenovo working on standalone virtual reality Daydream headsets

Qualcomm is now working on a reference design , with HTC and Lenovo expected to produce the first consumer sets sometime this year. The new headsets will dif...


Teaser for next-gen OnePlus 5 says hello on Weibo

The company recently revealed that it incorporated the number 5 on the phone inspired from the famous National Basketball Association player, Robert Horry who...


Severe storms and tornadoes possible in nation's midsection

Friday , there is a 70 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms, with a high near 76, the weather service said. Further west, south and east, the potential f...


Automakers settle claims over Takata air bags for $553M

Four automakers agreed to a $553 million settlement to address class-action economic loss claims covering owners of almost 16 million recalled vehicles with p...