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Microsoft pumps out emergency patch for 'crazy bad' Windows zero-day vulnerability

Likewise, anything else that is automatically scanned by Microsoft's malware protection engine-websites, file shares-could be used as an attack vector. In the past two years, Ormandy has been one of the most proficient bug hunters out there, discovering zero-days and unpatched vulnerabilities in products such as CloudFlare, LastPass, Bromium's micro-virtualization technology, and multiple antivirus engines such as Kaspersky, ESET, FireEye, Malwarebytes, AVG, Avast, Symantec, Trend Micro, and ... Read More »

Amazon Drops Free Shipping Minimum To $25

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People who hold a Target REDcard, the chain's credit and debit loyalty card, living in the test area will be able visit a new, dedicated online shopping area where they can "access thousands of household essentials". In February, Amazon reduced its minimum order amount required to qualify for free shipping - for non-Prime members - to $35 from $49, price tracker BestBlackFriday first reported . Read More »

United Nations climate talks begin in Germany amid uncertainty over U.S. stance

Trump is expected to make a final decision on whether to withdraw sometime this month. "Dear President Trump", the note reads, "We're still in for bold climate change action". "The U.S. will remain engaged in the work that the Arctic Council does on climate change throughout", Balton said Monday. Axios noted Ivanka Trump serves as a senior White House adviser. Read More »

Michael Oher turns himself after assault citation

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They told the driver to follow another vehicle to the restaurant, but the driver indicated that the lead auto seemed lost. Oher had asked the driver to follow another auto that left the same home his party had left from, but at some point, the driver of Oher's vehicle suggested he should take the lead, asserting that the other driver didn't seem to know where he was going. Read More »

United Nations climate talks frustrated over USA stance

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Salaheddine Mezoua of Morocco, who presided over the last high-level climate negotiations in 2016, said he trusted that "the good sense and pragmatic spirit President Trump and his team" would prevail. When asked about the USA position, Yvon Slingenberg, head of the European Commission's delegation, told a news conference: "We do consider that it would be quite important (for the U.S.) to stay at the table", even with Trump's pro-coal policies. Read More »

White House climate change meeting postponed

Ivanka Trump has said she'll focus partially on climate change in her White House role, and helped set up a meeting during the transition period between her father and former Vice President Al Gore, an outspoken climate activist. Lisa Murkowski is scheduled to join them for the Tuesday meeting, according to Axios . President Donald Trump, accompanied by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, third from left, and Vice President Mike Pence, right, signs an ... Read More »

Koreans vote for new president to succeed ousted Park

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The election on Tuesday, May 9, is the culmination of a frenzied two-month race set up by the scandal that toppled Park-Geun-hye, who is now jailed awaiting trial on corruption charges. That has played to the strengths of Mr. Moon's conservative rivals, who have criticized him for being too soft on Pyongyang and out of step with Washington. Read More »

Georgia wildfire: hot, dry conditions vexing to firefighters

Davis said the emergency manager later clarified that the evacuation was not mandatory and that only the people in the homes closest to the fire were asked to leave. A fire official says a wildfire in the Okefenokee Swamp is continuing to spread in southern Georgia. "The swamp has burned several times over the years, but the winds have pushed it out of the boundaries, so now they're having to evacuate some areas at this time", said Capt. Read More »

Mark Hamill Celebrates May the 4th With Hilarious 'Star Wars' Fan Pranks

The novel introduced many fan favourite characters including Mara Jade and the blue-skinned Admiral himself. "Congratulations, ' further proof of the extent to which Star Wars has influenced us all". Code: STARWARSDAY17. The first Star Wars Day / May The Fourth celebration happened just recently, as the first organized event happened in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 2011. Read More »

France's New President Is Already Fighting the Trump Agenda

Macron , who defeated far-right leader Marine Le Pen in a runoff on Sunday, promised during the campaign to defend the Paris climate deal on combating global warming. "So [Macron] now has the tough challenge ahead of him of trying to win a majority in the parliamentary elections in the middle of June, and it's by no means sure he will manage this". Read More »

Aaron Hernandez was member of Bloods street gang

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In the note, Hernandez wrote he "indirectly" told Jenkins-Hernandez his death was coming. In the end, Hernandez's suicide may have been less about despair and more about ultimately getting away with murder, after all. He was also disciplined for aggravated assault and refusing orders. The former National Football League player was serving life in prison for the murder of Odin Lloyd. Read More »

Why you should buy Xiaomi Mi 6 and not Samsung Galaxy S8

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Much was at stake for the South Korean tech giant, Samsung when it launched Galaxy S8. Samsung has formally confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that the company will release a software patch to solve the red tint issues with the screens and also Wi-Fi woes. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy S8 pre-orders surpass Galaxy S7 record by 30 percent

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Samsung today announced it will push two software updates to its Galaxy S8 smartphone to resolve issues with screen tint and WiFi connectivity . When these charging pads are used with the normal charger and not the fast charger, they work but doesn't fast charge the S8 as promised by Samsung . Read More »

Google Doodle honours inventor of eye sight measurement

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The method for eye power testing hasn't changed a great deal and one has to read from rows of gradually shrinking letters until one is not able to distinguish the shapes anymore. He was also Professor of medical physics at the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Lyon from 1877 to 1909. Reading upwards, ignoring the last line, the letters on the left hand side spell "Monoyer". Read More »

Buffett expresses sympathy, but Berkshire political spending proposal fails

Warren Buffett had to laugh when he was asked whether driverless vehicles would hurt or help his GEICO insurance company and his Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC railroad holdings. Buffett did reiterate his bullish long-term view for the American economy, but seemed more focused on the current shortcomings in various industries, companies, and Berkshire itself. Read More »

Quake Champions - Open beta phase begins on May 12th

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Bethesda Softworks and id Software have announced that everyone will get the chance to try out a pre-release version of Quake Champions beginning this Friday, May 12. It's in development exclusively for the PC at this point with no signs of heading to consoles. Quake Champions is now in closed beta, with footage protected by a non-disclosure agreement (though you can check out our own impressions here). Read More »

Tillerson, Lavrov to meet this week in Washington

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This striking statement was not elaborated, but confirms the Russian Federation and the US are moving towards more direct cooperation in the war on terror. This will be the first time Lavrov visited Washington since 2013. Hopes that Trump's election would somehow dramatically strengthen ties were dashed shortly after Trump was inaugurated. Read More »

Nubia brings M2 Lite to India for Rs 13999

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Though Nubia M2 Lite's focus on camera and battery isn't entirely new, the approach is certainly unique. It sports a 5.5-inch HD (720x1280 pixels) display with 2.5D curved glass on top. The device is just 7.5 mm sleek. The Nubia M2 Lite comes with 32GB of inbuilt storage, which is expandable via microSD card (up to 128GB). A fingerprint scanner is embedded in the home button. Read More »

Earthquake Hits Central Alaska, Third to Hit During Weekend

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The quake hit about 145 kilometres west of Adak, a town located on Adak Island in Alaska, Xinhua news agency reported. The tremblor clocked in at 8:25 p.m. In March 1964, Alaska suffered the second most powerful quake in recorded history - known as the Good Friday natural disaster - killing 133 people and destroying several villages. Read More »

Air Force's unmanned spaceplane makes first KSC landing

This fourth mission (OTV-4) of the X-37B broke the record for the most time the space plane has spent in space on Sunday, May 7, 2017. The vehicles are 29 feet (9 meters) long and have a wingspan of 15 feet, making them about one quarter of the size of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration´s now-retired space shuttles. Read More »

U.S. space plane completes two-year secret mission

Air Force". This flight featured the test of an advanced US Air Force engine, created to propel spacecraft using thrusters powered by electrically charged particles, as well as a NASA experiment to evaluate how dozens of different materials withstand long-term exposure to space. Read More »

You can now upload Instagram photos from its mobile website

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Uploading pics is still not available for the desktop website. Instagram's mobile site leaves out data-heavy features like Stories and newer capabilities like messaging, but it's a lightweight option on slow networks and potentially the best solution on iPad for now. Read More »

Samsung Releases Update That Fixes the Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint…

As a result, its impact on the first quarter financials was minimal. According to data provider FactSet, analysts had expected a net income of 7.1 trillion won. That cost Samsung at least $5 billion. Smartphone shipments increased slightly in the quarter because of the newly released mid-range Galaxy A 2017 series and strong sales in emerging markets of mid- to low-end phones, Samsung said. Read More »

Uber takes its self-driving tech north of the border

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Uber also announced it will make a "significant multi-year financial commitment" to the Vector Institute for Artificial Intelligence, a non-profit affiliated with the University of Toronto that was co-founded by Urtasun. The ride-hailing firm had previously provided the Pittsburgh-based university with a $5.5 million gift to support its efforts in AI research. While Uber is once again looking for talent at top schools, it appears to be doing it with the full endorsement of the University of ... Read More »

Judges to hear appeal of Hawaii's travel ban win

Some of the justices sought to determine whether the ACLU would consider the revised executive order legal if it had been issued by a different president who hadn't made the same comments about Muslims. This is the first time the revised 90-day travel ban will be heard before an appeals court. The new order dropped Iraq from the list of affected countries and did not touch those with permanent residency status and valid visa holders, as the first order had. Read More »

Trump's pick for Air Force secretary confirmed

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Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, said he voted against Wilson's nomination because of his lingering concerns with the payments. Trump's second pick for U.S. Army secretary, Mark Green, recently withdrew his name from consideration after controversial statements he made on transgender issues, Islam and evolution came to light. Read More »

Trump signs order to expand offshore oil, gas drilling

The small desk and a podium were set up under Roosevelt's portrait, with members of Congress and administration officials arrayed behind it. Once implemented, Trump's order will open Arctic waters north of Alaska as well as areas off the Atlantic coast. Read More »

A Player Has Already Beaten Prey in Less Than 20 Minutes

It's part of what makes Prey so memorable, and leaves you craving the inevitable sequel. From its opening moments, Prey confronts you with deep questions about philosophy and reality. Here's a list of the ones they've found. Still, being able to hack turrets and the workstations of your colleagues, or the know-how to dismantle the junk and detritus you pick up and turn it into something useful, has its uses. Read More »

Women March Saturday in Ongoing Protests Against Venezuela's Maduro

The march in the capital city of Caracas is expected to be the largest of a series of nationwide coordinated women's marches called for Saturday. At least 717 others have been injured and 152 remain in jail as a result of the protests, which started in early April amid the Venezuelan Supreme Court's decision to assume the powers of Congress (which Maduro later partially walked back ) and a continuing economic crisis. Read More »

UN climate talks begin amid uncertainty over US position

Speculation has increased that President Trump may withdraw the America over fears it could hamper his oil and gas reforms. " We are for staying in the treaty". "He wants to understand what the basic facts of the agreement are", said one person close to the talks. "We remain respectful of internal processes", she told a news conference. Read More »

'Trumpcare' bill set to hurt Republicans

She says the House bill is hard to assess because it was passed without a fresh Congressional Budget Office analysis of coverage and cost. The White House and fellow Republicans in the Senate differed Sunday on Congress' next step on ObamaCare reform, with Maine Sen. Read More »