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Research Apple acquires AI firm Lattice Data for $200mn
Author: 0 Apple acquires AI firm Lattice Data for $200mn

Wikipedia provides a general overview of 'Dark Data.' One area where dark data is being used is in an industrial context where it could include information gathered by sensors and telematics. Lattice Data uses machine learning which puts the data into order so we can analyse it through appropriate tools. However, accordign to a source, Lattice had been "talking to other tech companies about enhancing their AI assistants", including Amazon's Alexa and Samsung's Bixby, and had recently spent ...

Author: 0 World reels from massive cyberattack that hit almost 100 countries

Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon told the BBC's Andrew Marr the United Kingdom government was spending around £50 million [NZ$94 million] to improve the computer systems in the National Health Service. Payments were demanded for access to be restored. Britain's National Health Service fell victim, its hospitals forced to close wards and emergency rooms and turn away patients.

Research NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'
Author: 0 NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'

Will & Grace stars Eric McCormack, Debra Messing, Sean Hayes and Megan Mullally are all returning. It will be followed by the second season of the Tina Fey-produced " Great News ", " This Is Us ", and the premiere of Dick Wolf's "Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders".

Author: 0 Windows 10 Fall Creators Update to Bring Lots of Major Design Updates

By Microsoft's reckoning, Windows 10 is now used on more than 500 million devices. If you own a Windows-powered personal computer or laptop (so basically nearly anything other than a Mac), then you might now that the new update, nicknamed Redstone 3, is coming this fall.

Author: 0 Apple iPhone sales decline while profits register minor gain in Q2

Macs: In the past we've seen reports of how Apple is facing criticism because the Mac line is being ignored. Tim Coulling, senior analyst at Canalsys, said the Chinese smartphone market was highly competitive, with cheaper products that matched Apple in terms of specification.

Author: 0 SpaceX rocket lifts off on secret mission for U.S. military

SpaceX rocket yesterday blasted off with a United States government payload known only as NROL-76, marking the first military launch for the California-based aerospace company headed by billionaire Elon Musk. For the past ten years the U.S. military have carried out space launches with United Launch Alliance which is a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, a monopoly Musk has battled for years to break.

Author: 0 Massive cyber attack hits computers in 99 countries, including Turkey

The hunt was on for the culprits behind the assault, which was being described as the biggest-ever cyber ransom attack. Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.

Research Snapchat shares plummet as Snap Inc's first results are out
Author: 0 Snapchat shares plummet as Snap Inc's first results are out

And, as a CNBC reporter pointed out , Snap's operating margin - a measure of revenue left over after costs during a given period - was deeply negative. Snap likes to talk about the engagement levels that Snapchat generates, with users spending an average of about 30 minutes every day, and more than 3 billion "snaps" being uploaded every day.

Research Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty
Author: 0 Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty

Put your feet up, and let's go back to the basics of this complex story. President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey should hope there are no "tapes" of their conversations, threatened to cancel White House press briefings and touted a deal he said would allow the U.S.to sell beef and other products to China.

Author: 0 The weather in Donegal, Saturday, May 13th

Once the front passes, the chance of rain will end sharply and the humidity should dry to more comfortable conditions for Mother's Day . The rain will move slowly into Vermont, New York, & New Hampshire this evening. Rain and drizzle ending in the evening; mainly cloudy. Monday remains unsettled as well with scattered showers, especially in the morning, lots of clouds and a gusty northwest breeze as the storm departs.

Author: 0 'Fast decision' possible on new Federal Bureau of Investigation director

Since then, Reps. Al Green, Hakeem Jeffries, and Jared Huffman have been among the handful of Democratic lawmakers who've openly discussed the prospect of initiating impeachment proceedings against Trump, should the president's decision to fire Comey turns out as an attempt at obstructing justice.

Author: 0 FedEx reports malware interference in global cyberattack: statement

As the day has gone on, WCry has spread to the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. The ransomware exploits a vulnerability in Microsoft Windows that was purportedly identified by the U.S. F-Secure on Friday says it's gotten reports from more than 60 countries. It said the attacks were carried out with a version of WannaCry ransomware that encrypted files and prompted a demand for money transfers to free up the system.

Research Who got hurt by the ransomware attack
Author: 0 Who got hurt by the ransomware attack

He admitted, during an interview with the British Broadcasting Corporation, that his accomplishment was partially by accident. Along with targeting NHS systems in the United Kingdom, similar malware attacks have been reported against Spanish telecoms firm Telefonica and on computers in Portugal, Russia, Ukraine and nine other countries.

Author: 0 Trump says possible to pick new Federal Bureau of Investigation director by next week

Fox News quoted a government source as saying they were moving "quickly and expeditiously" to find a replacement, adding: "We're doing our due diligence - we are not going to cut any corners". " James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!" "Even that is possible", he told reporters when asked whether he could announce his nominee by Friday, when he is scheduled to leave for the Mideast and Europe.

Author: 0 Spicer declines to answer whether Pres. Trump records Oval Office conversations

He tweeted that Mr Comey had "better hope there are no "tapes" of our conversations", suggesting such tapes, if they existed, might contradict him. "As a very active President with lots of things happening, it is not possible for my surrogates to stand at podium with ideal accuracy!" wrote Trump, referring to aides' claims that he took action on Comey based on the recommendation of Department of Justice officials.

Research Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix
Author: 0 Huge cyberattack forces Microsoft to offer free tech fix

Security experts say this attack should wake up every corporate board room and legislative chamber around the globe. This, security experts said, marked an unprecedented escalation in the risk of fresh attacks spreading in the coming days and weeks.

Author: 0 Microsoft unveils Windows update, virtual reality controllers

Clipboard is meant to allow you to copy and paste "just about anything" between your devices, including those running Windows, iOS, and Android. The feature will also work with corporate OneDrive accounts and SharePoint Online team sites, added Teper.

Research Emmanuel Macron Arrives for Inauguration as French President
Author: 0 Emmanuel Macron Arrives for Inauguration as French President

The wives of French presidents have not typically taken on first lady duties as many do in countries such as the United States. "For decades France has doubted herself". His approach will certainly be reflected in the coming year's general elections in Germany and Italy. Many of them feel dispossessed as manufacturing jobs move overseas and as immigration and a fast-changing world blur their sense of a French identity.

Author: 0 Melissa McCarthy motors through NY dressed as Sean Spicer

Don't miss a new episode of Saturday Night Live hosted by Melissa McCarthy when it airs live nationwide tonight, Saturday, May 13, only NBC! . McCarthy concentrated on his anger and condescension toward the press, at one point blasting a journalist with a water gun and driving into the crowd with the motorized podium.

Author: 0 Korea test-fires missile, challenging new leader in South

North Korea fired an unidentified projectile from a region near its west coast, South Korea's military said . Moon Jae-in has said dialogue and pressure must be used to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula and stop the North's weapons pursuit.

Author: 0 Climate change action backed by Australian investors group

That means the president will head to the G7 summit in Italy at the end of May amid continued global uncertainty over whether the United States will remain in the emissions-cutting deal struck in Paris under the Obama administration. Spicer's announcement came the same day that a team of top administration officials postponed deliberations on whether to recommend that the US stay in the pact or exit it, which Trump promised to do during last year's presidential campaign.

Author: 0 Japan strongly protests North Korea firing of ballistic missile - Suga

North Korea needs tests to flawless its missile program, but it also is thought to stage its launches after the elections of new USA and South Korean presidents in an attempt to gauge a new administration's reaction. "By collaborating not only with the United States and South Korea, but also with China and Russian Federation and the worldwide community, we intend to resolutely demand from North Korea to implement the UN Security Council resolutions", Abe told reporters.

Research Google Docs addresses phishing email issues
Author: 0 Google Docs addresses phishing email issues

Luckily, Google says that if you clicked on the Google Doc phishing link, you don't need to do anything else right now to protect yourself. What appears to be Google Docs then asks for several permissions to access your account. Google said it has disabled the offending worm, and I personally found that Gmail started marking the worm's emails as spam. It appears a number of people have been victims of the phishing attack that sends a user's Gmail information along with contacts to ...

Author: 0 Windows 10 is now running on 500 million PCs

Microsoft also said it would introduce new capabilities for Teams developers to add tabs, bots and connectors, and a new feature, extensions, which will allow users to issue commands to bring information from an app or service directly into their team chat and avoid distracting context switches.

Research Global cyber attack dying down, 104 countries affected
Author: 0 Global cyber attack dying down, 104 countries affected

According to The Wall Street Journal, the malware believed to be behind the attacks, encrypts data on infected computers and essentially holds it for ransom. Researchers believe spying tools developed by the US National Security Agency were used in the attack that hit worldwide shipper FedEx, disrupted Britain's health system and forced a European carmaker to halt some production lines.

Author: 0 Trump invites S. Korean president Moon to Washington

In his first speech after he was sworn in, Moon said he would immediately begin efforts to defuse security tensions on the Korean Peninsula and negotiate with Washington and Beijing to ease the THAAD row. Beijing also has its own issues with Seoul . President Moon's landslide victory still faces the aftermath of political corruption, but he is also challenged by the looming issue of North Korea's recent missile and nuclear tests.

Author: 0 Countries Affected By Massive WanaCrypt0r Ransomware Attack

The ministry said it had prevented the virus from spreading to its "server resources" thanks to computers using non-Windows operating systems and a processor called Elbrus. Tech experts are now battling to fix the problem, which the NHS has declared a "major incident", and computers at walk-in centres, hospitals, and at GP surgeries have been taken offline, along with some telephone services.

Author: 0 David De Gea Won't Play Europa League Final Confirms Jose Mourinho

When I analyse, I don't think that way but if I was in your chair, maybe. "It's fair that Sergio is going to play the final and David accepts". LYON Ajax withstood a brilliant comeback from Lyon to reach the Europa League final despite a 3-1 away defeat on Thursday.

Research Russia's interior ministry says computers hit by 'virus attack'
Author: 0 Russia's interior ministry says computers hit by 'virus attack'

Krishna Chinthapalli, a doctor at Britain's National Hospital for Neurology & Neurosurgery who wrote a paper on cybersecurity for the British Medical Journal , said many British hospitals still use Windows XP software, introduced in 2001. A spokesman for the Russian Health Ministry, Nikita Odintsov, said on Twitter that the cyberattacks on his ministry were "effectively repelled". According to Volk, the Ministry's server resources were not infected as it uses different operation systems and ...

Research Microsoft Makes a Play for Oracle's Cloud Customers
Author: 0 Microsoft Makes a Play for Oracle's Cloud Customers

It is hard to say about that yet, although Microsoft does have a good track record recently of improving on apps. Interestingly, Microsoft did not mention that there will be an Azure app for Windows smartphones but did confirm the app would be developed for its Universal Windows Platform.

Research Parappa And Ouendan Creators Join Forces For Project Rap Rabbit
Author: 0 Parappa And Ouendan Creators Join Forces For Project Rap Rabbit

And considering the brilliant background of both head developers, it couldn't be another way. Designers Masaya Matsuura, best known for the iconic PlayStation game PaRappa the Rapper, and Keiichi Yano, who created cult hit Gitaroo Man , announced today that they're working on a new title called Project Rap Rabbit .

Author: 0 Microsoft shows 'versatile' Windows update

Here's what the company is working on next. Aside from some new additions to the Windows Store and future VR headsets, Microsoft also detailed its next big feature update for Windows 10. Microsoft's looking to add a dash of AI to video editing with a new application called Windows Story Remix . Many companies have jumped on the AI bandwagon in recent years - and Microsoft obviously hasn't missed out on the trend.

Author: 0 Chinese Military Conducts Live-Fire Drills, Weapons Tests

The ministry said last month that it would respond to the missile defense system's deployment by continuing to test new types of weapons under conditions simulating actual combat. The statement would not elaborate on what those threats could be but China has become increasingly sensitive to the U.S. deployment of the missile system, known as THAAD, in eastern South Korea, which came last month.

Research Kapil Mishra's attacker had quit CA job to work for AAP: Cops
Author: 0 Kapil Mishra's attacker had quit CA job to work for AAP: Cops

Expelled AAP minister Kapil Mishra entered third day of his indefinite hunger strike on Friday. As Mishra's fast progressed, a man from among the crowd slapped him in the evening, shouting: "He (Mishra) has betrayed the party". "Mishra's claim that Kejriwal took Rs 2 crore is not mere allegation rather an affidavit before the public of what he saw". The former mayor said Kejriwal had pursued her to convince Mishra to join politics despite the latter not being interested.

Author: 0 United Kingdom government in dark over who behind cyber attack

Thousands of computers around 99 countries, including the UK, US, China, Russia , Spain and Italy, were said to be affected in the attack. Critically ill patients were being diverted to unaffected hospitals as computer systems failed in accident and emergency (A&E) units and doctors were locked out of test results, X-rays and patient records.

Research Moto X 2017 to be called as Moto X4
Author: 0 Moto X 2017 to be called as Moto X4

The Moto X 2017 is shaping to be quite a premium mid-range smartphone if a presentation leak of the new handset coming from China is to be gone by. We seem to have found out about some of its main technical characteristics and design from a video and photos filtered in a private presentation in China.

Author: 0 NHS cyber-attack did not hit Wales - Welsh Government

The ransomware, called WannaCrypt or WannaCry, locks down all the files on an infected computer and asks the computer's administrator to pay to regain control of them. Several British hospitals were hit by cyber attacks on Friday, the country's health service said, forcing some to divert ambulances to other clinics and urge people not to try to contact their doctors.

Author: 0 Portugal Telecom says hit by cyber attack, no impact on services

Prime Minister Theresa May said it was an worldwide attack rather than one targeted at the NHS. The ransomware is a type of malicious software that infects a computer and restricts users' access to it until a ransom is paid to unlock it. Europol said Saturday that the attack was of an "unprecedented level and requires global investigation". The attack, meanwhile, may have broader implications beyond Britain's health service.

Author: 0 New S. Korea President to Defuse Tensions

As he took the oath of office Wednesday, Moon said he was open to visiting Pyongyang under the right conditions to discuss its nuclear programme. Newly-elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held their first phone call on Thursday afternoon, according to the Blue House, agreeing to work together to pressure North Korea to freeze its nuclear and missile programs.

Author: 0 SpaceX Makes First Launch of US Spy Satellite

SpaceX successfully launched a secretive spy satellite toward orbit on Monday morning, following a slight delay. The spy satellite will be used by the US National Reconnaissance Office , an agency within the Defense Department that operates the nation's spy satellites.

Author: 0 Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) Under Analyst Spotlight

Moreover, Ameritas Prns has 0% invested in Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN). Granahan Investment Management Inc sold 141,010 shares as Gigamon Inc (GIMO)'s stock declined 17.11%. The Company is engaged in the ownership and operation of primarily natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It has a 15.4 P/E ratio.

Research Google Taimen with Android O, Snapdragon 835 spotted on GeekBench
Author: 0 Google Taimen with Android O, Snapdragon 835 spotted on GeekBench

But now, as is the way with all tech advances, the Pixel will soon becomes outdated - not typewriter outdated, but outdated all the same. Among them, the two, codenamed Walleye and Muskie, has already appeared in documents, while information about a larger Google Pixel 2 variant, codenamed Taimen, has just started doing round on the internet.

Author: 0 Massive Ransomware Attack Hits 99 Countries

On Friday, Russia's interior and emergencies ministries, as well as the country's biggest bank, Sberbank, said they were targeted. Cybersecurity firm Avast said it has tracked more than 75,000 attacks in 99 countries. "Both staff and patients were frankly pretty appalled that somebody, whoever they are, for commercial gain or otherwise, would attack a health care organization", he said .

Author: 0 Ransomware attacks reported in Europe

The police have also briefed the Ministry of Health as a precaution. It said it was postponing all non-urgent work and asked people not to come to the accident and emergency unit. When the ransomware takes over a computer, the attackers are pretty explicit in their demands, Segura said. The NCSC spokesman said the centre was working to increase the resilience of the country " s nationally significant computer systems.

Author: 0 Macron team announces candidates for June parliamentary election

France's election authority said publishing the documents could be a criminal offence, a warning flouted by Macron's opponents and far-right activists online. The president of the European Commission congratulated Macron on Twitter. In an early plea for unity, Macron reached out to Le Pen's supporters after a vicious election campaign that exposed deep economic and social divisions, as well as tensions provoked by identity and immigration.

Research Delhi records hottest day of season at 44.1 degrees Celsius
Author: 0 Delhi records hottest day of season at 44.1 degrees Celsius

Mercury settled at 40.5 degree Celsius during the day while minimum temperature remained 24.6 degree Celsius. Allahabad recorded a high of 45.7 degrees Celsius, while it was 45.4 in Jhansi. Maximum temperatures in most parts of both the states crossed the 40-degree mark. Angul town was the hottest place in the state, recording 42.1 degrees Celsius.

Research Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB
Author: 0 Microsoft takes its databases worldwide with Cosmos DB

Microsoft Corp.is showing off new cloud services for AI and industrial sensors as well as database software tools created to give Oracle Corp. a headache. Nonetheless, Microsoft appears to cast a wide net through this globalized approach that offers many ways to configure it and tune for consistency. "With a single click, you can add/remove any number of Azure regions to your Azure Cosmos DB database, anytime", said Dharma Shukla, distinguished engineer and general manager, of Open ...