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Hackers behind stolen NSA tool for WannaCry: More leaks coming

The cybercriminal gang behind the WannaCry ransomware - Shadow Brokers - posed in a blog post that every month they will be releasing more and more of the data they stole. To mitigate its instability in the early days, the NSA hackers were under strict usage rules that required approval from a senior supervisor on a target-by-target basis to use the exploit, the employees recalled. Read More

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France's new president Emmanuel Macron wastes no time

Philippe previously worked as a director of public affairs for French nuclear group Areva and as a lawyer with New York City-based worldwide law firm Debevoise and Plimpton LLP, The New York Times reported . But Macron notably wants more support from other European Union countries for French military operations against Islamic extremists in Syria, Iraq and Africa's Sahel region. Read More

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49 foot long dead squid washes up Indonesian beach

49 foot long dead squid washes up Indonesian beach

The mysterious carcass was initially discovered on May 9 by Asrul Tuanakota, 37, who mistook it for a ship, Daily Mail reports. The animal is just the latest huge creature to have baffled onlookers by washing ashore in recent months. Local residents have traveled to Hulung Beach to see the animal for themselves. Meanwhile, residents are hoping the government will remove the carcass as it is already starting to decay. Read More

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Sensex up 72.31 points, Nifty up 9435.65 in morning trade

Sensex up 72.31 points, Nifty up 9435.65 in morning trade

Similarly, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE closed at a new high of 30,248.17 points - up 314.92 points or 1.05 per cent from its previous close at 29,933.25 points. HCL Technologies gained half a percent after its Q4 profit beat analysts' estimates. All sectoral indices led by realty, consumer durables, metal, power and capital goods were trading in the positive terrain, rising up to 1.96 per cent. Read More

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Invoke Speaker Is Microsoft's Answer to Amazon Echo

Invoke Speaker Is Microsoft's Answer to Amazon Echo

Microsoft said it would team up a year ago with Harman Kardon as part of a new Internet of Things initiative powered by Cortana. Moreover, it looks like the Harman Kardon Invoke could be available in both silver and black. We knew the device was in the works, but this is the first real look at it we've seen since the below video arrived late past year. As we mentioned in our earlier report, Microsoft is not the first tech company to open out its voice assistant technology to third-party ... Read More

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Motorola's First Android Tablet May Bring A Long-awaited Feature

Motorola's First Android Tablet May Bring A Long-awaited Feature

The reduction in battery limit accompanies a drop in the smartphone's thickness, which was one of the primary reasons for most people not to go for the device. "We can expect the Moto Z2 Play to ship with a 5.5" Full HD Super AMOLED screen. The original Z Play has a 16MP, f/2.0 ratio. The list of specifications of Moto Z2 Play is reduced to the main parameters of every smartphone. Read More

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Corey Davis Can Help the Titans' Offense Take the Next Step

Corey Davis Can Help the Titans' Offense Take the Next Step

Throughout the "draft season" I felt like the Titans needed to land an elite playmaker on defense. USC CB @AdoreeKnows : Teams have talked to me about playing on both sides of the ball. 5 pick will grab their quarterback of the future. Check out more on each of the Titans picks below, and be sure to follow NewsChannel 5's Jon Burton on Facebook and Twitter for the latest sports news. Read More

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Apple Inc. (AAPL) Could Kill Venmo With Money Transfer Service

Apple Inc. (AAPL) Could Kill Venmo With Money Transfer Service "Apple Cash"

Apple has been in discussions about developing its own " Venmo competitor", with the hopes of reviving its not so popular Apple Pay, according to Redcode . In 2015 , it held talks with banks about implementing a similar service but the plans fell through. If this new round of discussions actually ends up with a real service, it would put Apple in direct competition with industry behemoths like PayPal , Square Cash, and QuickPay. Read More

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GTA 6 To Snub Project Scorpio For Sony PS5?

The differences between some of the following images will be a bit hard to discern if you're viewing them from a conventional HD display but we assume that they will be distinctly noticeable when the Scorpio goes into action on the consumer market among gamers running the console through their native HDR 4K TVs or running older games on the device to their 1080p TVs. Read More

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Google Moves to Clean Up Bogus Search Results

Google Moves to Clean Up Bogus Search Results

In the company's ongoing quest to improve its signature search engine , Google today announced several new changes aimed at reducing the number of fake news results that show up on its website. (Facebook launched similar tools earlier this year, along with tips to help you spot fake news .) This will help teach Google's search algorithms to weed out hoaxes and, in theory, keep them buried in search results. Read More

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State Department is promoting Trump's Mar-a-Lago in online blog post

State Department is promoting Trump's Mar-a-Lago in online blog post

The State Department's Share America website published an article that was nothing but a commercial for a Trump-owned property. Acting State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters Monday he was unaware of the post . Trump maintains ownership of his global business empire, though he has handed off control to his two oldest sons, an arrangement that ethics watchdogs said would not prevent conflicts of interest . Read More

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What you need to know about joining the March for Science

What you need to know about joining the March for Science

The ASA is a partner of Washington's March for Science , and Lamont said she reached out to all the heads of university sociology departments around the county, urging them to participate. More than 2 million of the 12 million scientists in the United States identify as evangelical, according to research by Rice University sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund. Read More

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Nintendo developing SNES mini

Nintendo developing SNES mini

A new rumbling is happening on the web and it's about another retro console making a comeback. A report from Eurogamer this morning quotes a source close to the company that, as the NES Classic Edition becomes discontinued around the world, work is being done on an SNES Classic Edition-like micro console. Read More

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Google Chrome may get a built-in ad-blocker soon

Google Chrome may get a built-in ad-blocker soon

These are defined as unacceptable by an industry group called the Coalition for Better Ads , which includes members like Google and Facebook . Google developing its own proprietary ad blocker, as a company that, as The Journal rightly points out, made over $60 billion in online ad revenue a year ago may seem counterintuitive, but Chrome has taken the lead as the most popular browser, holding over 47% of the market (up from 41% in mid-2016). Read More

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Apple Self-Driving Car Project is Alive

Apple is on track to begin testing self-driving cars in California. Apple is now among the thirty or so companies that have a permit to test self-driving cars in the State of California. "We'll know more about Apple's secretive efforts after the company files its first report". In the letter , the group said that it was "enthusiastic about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transport". Read More

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Arkansas Pushes To Carry Out Executions, Fighting Court Rulings And The Clock

Crowds gather at a rally opposing Arkansas' upcoming executions, which are set to begin next week, on the front steps of the Capitol Friday, April 14, 2017, in Little Rock, Ark. In a victory for the state Sunday, a federal judge in western Arkansas denied a stay request by Davis. Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's office said she would appeal the state ruling to the U.S. Read More

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Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

Russia Relations May Be At An 'All-Time Low'

Tillerson , on his first visit to Russian Federation in his current role, struck a more conciliatory stance, but said ties and trust levels were at a low point and restated Washington's position that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad must eventually relinquish power, a position starkly at odds with Russian Federation. Read More

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Galaxy S8 Pre-Orders Shatter Records

In a new post on Twitter, Samsung Mobile India has teased the launch of its flagship phones in India on April 19, 2017. The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are IP68 certified dust and water resistant, but Samsung in previous years has rolled out devices compliant with the US military's MIL-STD-810G rating for withstanding temperature extremes, altitude, shock, and other environmental variables. Read More

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Man jumps into icy pond to save his dog

Man jumps into icy pond to save his dog

Good samaritans try to help great white shark in Santa CruzThey both made it out safely but were soaked and shivering. The dog's owner, Duncan Mciver saw his pup slip under the ice and didn't hesitate to save him. After his stint in the frozen lake Mr McIver warned others never to dive into icy waters, but said he didn't regret his decision. Earlier this month, firefighters rescued a youth who wandered onto thin ice in Ted Hole Park . Read More

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Davis Cup: Australia leads US 2-0 in quarterfinal

Hewitt said it was no surprise Sock - the highest-ranked player in the tie - was subbed into the doubles after United States captain Jim Courier had telegraphed the possibility of a late change. United States of America captain Jim Courier preferred Sock to Sam Querrey and his faith was repaid, with the duo coming back from a set down to take it to five and eventually see out the contest 3-6, 6-3, 6-2, 2-6, 6-3. Read More

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Amazon adds Alexa voice control to all Fire TV Sticks

Amazon adds Alexa voice control to all Fire TV Sticks

For those new to Fire TV, it's Amazon's line of streaming devices from which users can access Prime Video and the likes of Netflix, BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub. Alexa will also be able to read the news to viewers and will be able to carry out chores, such as setting reminders. With Alexa's help, you can open apps, search for music and TV shows, check the weather, and much more with your voice alone. Read More

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Major Microsoft Xbox Project Scorpio Reveal Coming Thursday

A year ago during E3, Microsoft ended the show on a big note, revealing Project Scorpio , an incremental Xbox One upgrade that promises to be "the most powerful console ever". This falls in line with the Xbox Play Anywhere initiative, where gamers can play games on any device with a single purchase. The new console revision to the Xbox One is also meant to bring 4K and virtual reality support to Xbox owners. Read More

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Twitter will now stop replies hogging your 140 character limit

Twitter will now stop replies hogging your 140 character limit

By making a simple tap on "Replying to..." you may join any conversation and also control the audience of your reply in that conversation. The update is rolling out now on twitter .com as well as on Twitter for iOS and Android. The company will continue to find new ways to improve conversations and make Twitter easier to use. Although the micro-blogging firm is sitting on a user base of 300 million, growth has taken a hit in recent years. Read More

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You can play 'Ms. Pac Man' on Google Maps

In honor of April Fool's Day tomorrow, Google has rolled out a temporary new version of its Google Maps application for iOS and Android. To play Ms Pac-Man in your browser, simply navigate to to google.co.uk/maps . Pac with WASD. To toggle the game, just look for the "Insert Coin" icon in the bottom left corner of your screen, and whatever part of the world you're looking at will be instantly transformed. Read More

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New laws mean Uber is finally bailing on an entire country

New laws mean Uber is finally bailing on an entire country

Uber drivers would not be allowed to take cash or pick up passengers on the street. Uber seems unwilling to adhere to the new requirements. Minister for transport Ole Birk Olesen of the Liberal Alliance party said in an official statement that it was "unfortunate" that there was not majority support for a liberalising of taxi laws that would have made Uber's life easier. Read More

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