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Technology Women unite to build home in Roanoke
Author: 0 Women unite to build home in Roanoke

Columbus-Lowndes Habitat for Humanity kicks off construction for its 10th annual Women Build event. Volunteer Manager Stacey Korecki says Lakeshore says other women from companies such as Perrigo, Gentex, DIsher, Uniform Color Company, Tennant, Panera Bread and Hope Church are part of the Lakeshore's Women Build.

Author: 0 Snapchat shares plummet as company posts $2.2 billion loss

Stifel Nicolaus reissued a hold rating and issued a $22.00 price objective (down from $24.00) on shares of Snap in a research note on Thursday. Summit Research reaffirmed a "sell" rating and set a $17.00 price objective on shares of Snap in a research note on Tuesday, March 28th.

Technology Denis Villeneuve Tells Us About BLADE RUNNER 2049's Visual Identity
Author: 0 Denis Villeneuve Tells Us About BLADE RUNNER 2049's Visual Identity

The trailer also offers a fleeting glance at U.S. wrestling champion turned action hero Dave Bautista, 48, who told AFP in a recent interview he thought the new movie was better than the original. The long-awaited and long-overdue sequel follows LAPD Officer K, a new blade runner who unearths a secret that has a potential to plunge the society into chaos.

Technology Stade Francais Defeat Gloucester In A Feisty Challenge Cup Final
Author: 0 Stade Francais Defeat Gloucester In A Feisty Challenge Cup Final

Gloucester, who finished ninth in this year's Premiership, got off to the ideal start as Jonny May's try put them ahead, but by the time British and Irish Lion Ross Moriarty went over for their second two minutes from time, three tries from Sergio Parisse, Jonathan Danty and Geoffrey Doumayrou had ended their Challenge Cup hopes, and also any ambitions of qualifying for next season's Champions Cup through the play-offs.

Author: 0 Grimsby's Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital IS affected — NHS cyber attack

A huge extortion cyberattack hit dozens of nations Friday, holding computer data for ransom at hospitals, telecommunications firms and other companies. Doctors' practices and pharmacies reported similar problems. Spain has activated a special protocol to protect critical infrastructure in response to the "massive infection" of personal and corporate computers targeted in ransomware cyberattacks.

Author: 0 Cyberattack: Up to 74 countries affected by ransomware, say experts

Security experts said the attack appeared to be caused by a self-replicating piece of software that enters companies and organisations when employees click on email attachments, then spreads quickly internally from computer to computer when employees share documents and other files.

Author: 0 Trump invites Moon to US

Moon, who was elected this week, has taken a more conciliatory line than his conservative predecessors and has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". But, beyond formal talks, he could also try to engage with the North by reviving inter-Korean cooperation on health or environmental issues, which fall outside the scope of global sanctions .

Author: 0 Microsoft Announces General Availability of Visual Studio for Mac

We first learned of Microsoft's plans to bring Visual Studio to the Mac a year ago in November, but it is not until Build 2017 that the software giant announced the general availability of the much-awaited version of its IDE. But Xamarin lets developers write an application one time and port it to multiple OSes, including iOS, Google Android, Windows and macOS. And as announced on stage, all Azure cloud upgrades will also be made available to Visual Studio 2017 users across all platforms.

Author: 0 NHS hit by cyber attack as hackers demand ransom

Dickson said the malware itself, which exploits a flaw in Windows, was not new but that adding the ransomware "payload" made it especially unsafe. The attack hit Britain's health service , forcing affected hospitals to close wards and emergency rooms.

Technology Toyota To Use NVIDIA Drive PX In Autonomous Cars
Author: 0 Toyota To Use NVIDIA Drive PX In Autonomous Cars

The Drive PX uses a new processor dubbed Xavier, which can do 30 trillion operations per second in a deep learning application while burning just 30 watts of power. He notes that we drive about 280 billion miles per year, and that there are 800 million parking spaces for 250 million cars in the U.S. Those parking spots won't be as necessary in the future, if your auto can find a spot for you more efficiently.

Technology Boris Johnson takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn's defence record
Author: 0 Boris Johnson takes aim at Jeremy Corbyn's defence record

But Corbyn is putting his own personal record on foreign policy centre stage. The prime minister may be playing down the opinion polls, which put the Conservatives up to 22 points ahead of Labour, but the locations of her speeches suggest the Tories are expecting big gains on 8 June.

Technology Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year
Author: 0 Emirates airline profits down 83 percent in past year

The world's biggest A380 customer said profit for the wider Emirates Group , which includes airport and travel services arm Dnata, fell 70 percent to 2.5 billion dirhams. Emirates' hotels recorded revenue of Dh738 million ($200.8 million), an increase of 5 per cent over a year ago in a highly competitive market mainly in the UAE.

Technology Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA tools
Author: 0 Scores of countries hit by cyber attack using stolen NSA tools

Attacks were being reported in Britain and 11 other countries, including Turkey, Vietnam, the Philippines, Japan, with the majority of affected computers in Russian Federation. "Microsoft released a patch for the vulnerability in March, so those systems should have been patched", he said . Hospitals and doctors' surgeries in parts of England were forced to turn away patients and cancel appointments after they were infected with the "ransomware", which scrambled data on computers and ...

Technology Microsoft renovates Windows 10 at Build 2017
Author: 0 Microsoft renovates Windows 10 at Build 2017

The company believes that the new Windows 10 Fall Creators Update will help rewrite "the future of computing" with key enhancements like a "unified design for cross-device experiences" and by allowing developers to experience their personal creativity in software development.

Author: 0 Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack

The attack, reportedly based on an exploit discovered by the National Security Agency, encrypts files on the infected computers and then demands payments of around $300 in bitcoins. Friday's global ransomware attack serves as an unpleasant reminder of how vulnerable companies and individuals have become to cyber criminals. Britain's National Health Service is a source of pride for many Britons but faces substantial budget issues and has had previous problems with its huge IT system.

Author: 0 Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Britain's National Health Service is a source of pride for many Britons but faces substantial budget issues and has had previous problems with its huge IT system. Earlier, a number of hospitals across England were forced to divert emergency patients after being hit by a suspected cyber attack. Creighton Magid, a partner at the worldwide law firm Dorsey & Whitney based in New York City, said the NHS breach represents a new kind of attack that focuses on shutting down businesses and ...

Author: 0 PM May says British hospitals not deliberately targeted in cyber attack

As many as 74 countries have been hit by a huge, fast-moving and global ransomware attack that locks computers and demands the digital equivalent of $300, according to Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-based cybersecurity company. People don't always install updates and patches on their computers and so this means vulnerabilities can remain open a lot longer and make things easier for hackers to get in.

Author: 0 Funko announce loads of new Star Wars products

Forty years later, the Star Wars phenomenon shows no signs of stopping, with yearly films and bi-coastal Star Wars lands coming to Disney's parks in 2019. And last April an estimated 70,000 people visited Orlando for Star Wars Celebration. Fans on social media tweeted " May the 4th be with you ", parodying the Star Wars catchphrase, " May the force be with you ".

Author: 0 Major Ransomware Attack Sweeps Europe

By midafternoon, officials with NHS Digital, which oversees cybersecurity for the national health system, told the New York Times that at least 25 hospitals had been hit by the attack. Alan Woodward, visiting professor of computing at the University of Surrey, said there was evidence the ransomware was spreading using a Microsoft flaw exposed in a recent leak of information from USA intelligence agencies.

Author: 0 The Surface Laptop Almost Had USB-C Ports

However, he said that administrators would be able to upgrade Windows 10 S machines to Windows 10 Pro if they needed the computers to be able to use software unavailable in the Windows Store. Essentially, the Surface Laptop is a Microsoft version of a Chromebook. The screen supports the Surface Pen, thus letting you draw images and illustrations with the precision of an actual pen.

Author: 0 Large Ransomware Attack Affects Companies in Over 70 Countries

Images that were posted online of the NHS pop-up look almost identical to pop-up ransomware windows that hit Spain's Telefonica, a powerful attack that forced the large telecom to order employees to disconnect their computers from its network and to resort to an intercom system to relay messages, according to the Bleeping Computer website .

Technology Snapchat shares tumble as results miss Wall Street targets
Author: 0 Snapchat shares tumble as results miss Wall Street targets

In its first results since floating, Snap said the number of daily active users rose just 5% to 166 million compared with the last three months of 2016. You could use it with just one other person, if you wanted. In a press release, Snapchat stated the new features would serve to reduce frustration and increase creativity.

Author: 0 Tim Cook says Apple is investing $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing

The company forecast total revenue of between $43.5 billion and $45.5 billion for the current quarter, while analysts on average were expecting $45.60 billion. Apple's iPhone sales have encountered a bottleneck in China due to fierce competition from local brands. Mac sales grew 4 % to 4.2 million devices.

Author: 0 Scottish health boards also affected by cyber attacks

NHS Digital said 16 organisations within the health service had seen their IT systems affected as of 3.30pm on Friday by a ransomware attack , using malware called " Wanna Decryptor ". More than a dozen hospitals in England were targeted by ransomware Friday amid an apparent large-scale cyberattack that may have ensnared companies worldwide, including FedEx and Spain's largest telecom company.

Technology Chelsea beat West Brom to wrap up Premier League title race
Author: 0 Chelsea beat West Brom to wrap up Premier League title race

Chelsea - the league leader since early November - has won 28 of its 36 games, including nine of its last 11 matches, to resist a late title challenge by Tottenham. Crucially, the absence of European fixtures from Chelsea's schedule afforded Conte time to drill his philosophy into his players, with double training sessions including long pattern-of-play exercises.

Author: 0 Market With New Surface, OS

Microsoft Corp on Tuesday unveiled Windows 10 S, a streamlined version of its popular operating system, geared toward low-priced laptops for students, as it tries to take share from Google's Chrome OS-run computers. The Surface Laptop has performance, features and design that will redefine the category, said Panos Panay, corporate vice president at Microsoft during an event in New York City on Tuesday.

Technology Samsung's latest smartphone shuns Android for Tizen
Author: 0 Samsung's latest smartphone shuns Android for Tizen

Stay tuned with us for more updates on Samsung's latest Tizen-based smartphone. You'd be forgiven if you don't recall Samsung's home-grown operating system. The Z4 as the name suggests is a successor to the existing Z3 smartphone which the company launched earlier. The exact release date and pricing details on the device are now unknown, but more information about the handset is expected to follow in the coming weeks.

Author: 0 News from Day 1 of the Microsoft Build Developer Conference

Cosmos DB is a multi-model, globally distributed database service that leverages the Azure intelligent cloud, which according to Microsoft , makes it both more powerful and more flexible than other database services. AWS added similar capabilities past year, and Oracle responded with a price hike to run its databases on AWS and Azure , as it tries to get more customers for its refactored public cloud.

Author: 0 Hospitals Across Britain Hit By Suspected Cyber Attack

The NHS has been hit by a major ransomware attack, shutting down multiple hospital IT systems across England. Another, at cyber-security firm Kaspersky, said that the ransomware had been spotted cropping up in 74 countries and that the number was still growing.

Technology Apple Watch can detect early signs of a stroke using AI
Author: 0 Apple Watch can detect early signs of a stroke using AI

The primary focus of the study is the Cardiogram Apple Watch App - an app that uses a deep learning algorithm to collect clinically relevant and actionable heart rate data. The Cardiogram successfully tested deep neutral network it had built against the 51 in-hospital cardioversions. The neural network-derived algorithm identified AF with 97 percent accuracy, 98 percent sensitivity, and 90.2 percent specificity.

Technology Mass Effect Series on Hold, According to Report
Author: 0 Mass Effect Series on Hold, According to Report

From a business perspective, BioWare may be trying to maximize its manpower by placing them on upcoming game titles such as "Star Wars: Battlefront II" and others being assigned to help out in the creation of BioWare's new property (codenamed "Dylan").

Author: 0 Cosmos DB launches Microsoft Azure databases at Oracle

Fanatical Support for Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Office 365 is available in 12 markets across Asia Pacific: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Macao, Philippines, Bangladesh, Brunei, Nepal and Sri Lanka. Azure Cosmos DB is the result. Better tuning Windows-powered computers to mobile devices could also serve as a "bridge" to what is being heralded as the next big computing platform - mixed reality infused with artificial intelligence, the analyst said.

Author: 0 North Korea Sends Angry Letter to Congress Protesting 'Heinous' Sanctions

Moon, who was elected this week, has taken a more conciliatory line than his conservative predecessors and has said he would be prepared to go to Pyongyang "if the conditions are right". "These biochemical substances were to be provided with the assistance of the CIA. while the South Korean Intelligence Service was going to provide necessary support and funding for this attempt at assassination on our supreme leader".

Author: 0 President Trump warns Comey about leaking to media in latest tweet storm

Critics allege the decision had more to do with the investigation Comey was leading into whether members of Trump's campaign team colluded with Russian Federation in its interference in the 2016 election. Barry Pollack, head of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, said the new policy "marks a return to the failed policies of past administrations that caused mass incarceration, devastated families and communities, wasted untold millions of dollars and failed to make us any ...

Technology Minecraft Coming To Xbox Scorpio In 4K
Author: 0 Minecraft Coming To Xbox Scorpio In 4K

For instance, Microsoft is expected to unveil its Project Scorpio . What PlayStation exclusive are you most excited for? This chart shows that only 11 percent of the USA general popular aged 13 or over had heard of Project Scorpio. Microsoft has also said that there will be no limit on the number of games that you can install at any given time, and you can play downloaded games offline for up to 30 days.

Technology Amazon to build homeless shelter in new Seattle HQ
Author: 0 Amazon to build homeless shelter in new Seattle HQ

Mary's Place , a nonprofit that temporarily converts unused buildings into shelters for women and families in need, will soon have a permanent home - embedded in the heart of Amazon.com's burgeoning Seattle domain. With more than 30,000 employees, Amazon is Seattle's largest private employer. The shelter will be separate from Amazon's office space, with its own entrance, stairs and elevators.

Technology Ubisoft reworks Rainbow Six Siege roadmap for three months of fixes
Author: 0 Ubisoft reworks Rainbow Six Siege roadmap for three months of fixes

TLDR: Three new maps for the year, Ubisoft wants to keep its community better informed and all of those upcoming cha-cha-changes will now have some thorough testing done on a technical server. Which should make the game better for everyone in the long run. Finally, the imminent deployment of "Operation Health" means that some content has to be pushed back, and revision to the Year 2 roadmap have to be made.

Technology 10.5in iPad Pro rumours: price, release date and features
Author: 0 10.5in iPad Pro rumours: price, release date and features

If you remember, back in August 2016, renowned KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claimed that Apple would be launching the iPad Pro with a 10.5-inch display, which would be equipped with the Ming-Chi Kuo chipset. Fans of the iPad were saddened when updated tables landed at Apple recently and now new iPad Pro was among them. Rumor has it that the upcoming device will be released in 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch variants.

Author: 0 Bash on Windows 10 gets support for Fedora and SuSE

The Microsoft Fluent Design System will deliver a better cross-device experience, making jumping from platform to platform, or device to device, much easier. The upcoming improvements to Windows 10 focus more on cross-device experiences. Thursday, the company said more than 300 million people use the almost two-year-old operating system every day, and do so for more than 3.5 hours a day on average.

Author: 0 Thousands Of Ransomware Cyberattacks Reported Worldwide

Telecom giant Telefonica and several other Spanish companies were targeted in cyber attacks Friday, the government said. The ransomware attacks that forced hospitals across the United Kingdom to turn away patients are apparently part of a larger wave of ransomware infections worldwide.

Author: 0 Windows 10 update to help users identify best photos, videos

Developer SupportThere will be exclusive developer support through a brand-new range of virtual reality headsets, allowing for new methods of adapting new mediums on the VR platform. OneDrive is available on Android and iOS as well, Belfiore pointed out. Hopefully with Scorpio on the horizon, they'll get it right this time, the first time.

Technology Injustice 2 out now on iOS and Android
Author: 0 Injustice 2 out now on iOS and Android

While it is claimed that " Injustice 2 " for the mobile gets improved combat and story mode, some players are still seeing the lack of detail despite being a mobile game. The game is free to download, but as you'd imagine for a game of this caliber, the publishers have injected plenty of ways for players to spend money.

Author: 0 What is Windows 10S? Microsoft's Chrome OS rival explained

But why would you possibly want Windows 10 Pro on your Windows 10 S machine? The Surface laptop is being pitched as a competitor to Google's Chromebook and Apple's lower-end MacBook Air laptops with a clear focus on students who are just about to leave high schools.

Technology Apple's New iPhone Camera Tutorials Are Great For Beginners
Author: 0 Apple's New iPhone Camera Tutorials Are Great For Beginners

A priori, the news may not be a novelty if we consider that the current iPhone 7 Plus and its dual rear camera comes from LG's camera division. The Korean company has invested 269.7 billion won, or about $238.50 million, in a new manufacturing plant that will be dedicated to Apple's orders.

Technology Obamacare Replace: What the Senate Should Fix
Author: 0 Obamacare Replace: What the Senate Should Fix

He's absolutely right. Australia does have better health care than we do. That measure split the Republican caucus 37-35 when it passed the House, and it would have failed without Democratic support. No one expects a new bill to be written quickly, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has started a process for producing one. "There was a philosophy in some circles that if you can't pay for it, you don't get it".