Wednesday, 20 September 2017
Latest news
Home » Sci-tech

Sci-tech

United Kingdom hospitals crippled by suspected cyber-attack

At least 16 organizations connected to the National Health Service (NHS) in England reported being affected. The NHS is bracing for a weekend of chaos after a cyberattack forced hospitals to close wards, turn away patients and delay treatment across the country. Read More »

Eurovision: Who will take the crown?

perth_map

After two rounds of semi-finals earlier this week, performers from across Europe and Australia will compete for the prestigious title won in the past by the likes of ABBA and Celine Dion. If we get no points I'll be disappointed, but anything else is going to be a win. While Eurovision purports to be apolitical, this year's contest has also garnered some controversy. Read More »

New South Korean president talks to China, Japan leaders

Moon also said the two countries should "wisely resolve history-related issues", the official added. Park was described by many as aloof and autocratic, and was notorious for refusing to take questions during the few news conferences she allowed. Read More »

Palo Alto Networks Debuts Virtual Firewall on Microsoft's Azure Govt Cloud

perth_map

The new Azure IoT Edge service is better positioning Microsoft to lead in the industrial space, but it's also positioning partners to broaden their portfolios and work with manufacturers, according to partners. That's important because an increasing number of companies are choosing which big public cloud they should use when they want to build new applications and more efficiently run existing ones. Read More »

After S. Korean Leader Eyes North Trip, Trump Offers US Invite

perth_map

Moon told Abe that he held a similar view about the issues they face regarding North Korea. "I will be a president to all people", Mr Moon said in his speech, promising to remain "at eye-level with the people". It's highly unlikely that Moon will pursue the same level of rapprochement that past liberal governments took. South Korea and the United States began deploying the THAAD system in March and it has since become operational. Read More »

A 'kill switch' is slowing the spread of WannaCry ransomware

There are reports that your computer could be affected if your Windows computer is on a wifi network where another user has been infected. The extent of the attack globally and the author of the malicious software - known as the Wanna Decryptor, or WannaCry - were unclear, but cyber security experts said they were surprised at its apparent reach. Read More »

'Large-scale' cyberattack cripples United Kingdom hospitals

The NHS said that the attack involved a variant of the Wanna Decryptor malware program, but that the NHS and the United Kingdom were not specifically targeted. The NSA and Microsoft did not immediately respond to requests for comment.Andrea Zapparoli Manzoni, a senior manager in the Information Risk Management division of Kpmg Advisory in Italy, said: "The ransomware attack is happening in a haphazard fashion and is hitting every country in the world, including Italy". Read More »

'There is no split in the Labour party'

In a visit to the northeast of England on Friday, May, whose party has a big lead in opinion polls, sought the backing of working class communities, saying traditional Labour voters are increasingly "appalled" by what Corbyn believes in. Labour's commitment to renewing Trident, Griffiths said, was a sad by-product of the fact that, in Britain, "you either have to be a psychopath or pretend to be a psychopath" to win power. Read More »

North Korea Will Prepare for Nuclear Attack Until US Abandons 'Hostile' Policy

Moon Jae-in was sworn in as the 19th President of South Korea [press release] on Wednesday, later that day seeking worldwide assistance on North Korean weapons threats. military capabilities in the region, they said. A source with knowledge of the note said that some Western countries could walk out of the specific session of the summit the North Koreans were attending if they were given too important a role, but that no decisions had been taken yet. Read More »

Benzema's great escape puts Madrid in Champions League final

perth_map

In the first leg of their Champions League semifinal last week, Real Madrid's fans unfurled a banner meant to remind Atlético Madrid and its fans of Real's recent dominance over their city rivals in the tournament. "The best one, however, is the second one I scored against Barcelona". Despite the disappointment of bowing out to Real in the Champions League for the fourth straight season, Atletico boss Diego Simeone beamed with pride at his side's performance. Read More »

NASA nixes crew for test flight of new megarocket in 2019

perth_map

The test flight can be more dynamic, as NASA calls it, without a crew, and the lessons learned can help advance the next mission when people finally are on board. Flight hardware for SLS and Orion is now in production for both the first and second missions. During a conversation recently with astronauts aboard the International Space Station, Trump said he wanted to send astronauts to Mars in his first term, or by the end of his second term "at worst" - but the manner of his comment ... Read More »

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits off Antarctica: USGS

The USGA website reports that a 2.8 magnitude quake occurred at 4:31 a.m. Friday morning near Narrows. The Seattle Fault is an area of thrust faults that run through Seattle and across the Puget Sound. The quake was about 25 kilometers deep. "So, to answer", she continued, "what is going on?" Swarms of small earthquakes are not unusual in our region. Read More »

Windows 10 to play nice with Android, iPhones, Microsoft says

perth_map

A user can use tools, languages like C++ and JavaScript, and Visual Studio in older.NET versions. Microsoft finally released Visual Studio for Mac during the Build developer conference in Seattle May 10, almost half a year after releasing a preview version of the developer toolkit in New York City. Read More »

Microsoft Launches Streamlined OS as Answer to Chrome OS

As the BBC's British news network reports, Microsoft's goal with the release of the new Surface is to compete vigorously with Apple's Macbook Air. Windows 10 S will also test the appetite for Microsoft's Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in a big way because it will not run classic Win32 software - only apps available in the Windows Store. Read More »

With China deal, United States poised for new LNG boom

perth_map

About a month ago, the two countries' presidents, Donald Trump and Xi Jinping agreed at their Mar-a-Lago meeting to advance US-China economic co-operation with a 100-day action plan under the framework of the US-China Comprehensive Economic Dialogue. Read More »

Jakarta Governor Given 2-Year Sentence for Blasphemy

Ahok was accused of blasphemy previous year when a video surfaced of him telling voters they were being deceived if they believed a specific verse in the Quran prohibited Muslims from electing a non-Muslim as leader. Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Tuesday urged all parties to respect the verdict of a court which jailed Jakarta's Christian governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama , for two years for blasphemy. Read More »

ITunes Is Coming To The Windows Store

The company made many Linux users smile by announcing that it has simplified the install of Ubuntu by bringing it to the Windows Store. Microsoft has a big task ahead of it with increasing the quantity and quality of Windows Store apps, but getting iTunes on board is a huge step in the right direction. Read More »

Whole Foods shakes up board as sales figure keeps falling

perth_map

Sustainable Growth Advisers LP now owns 5,462,214 shares of the company's stock valued at $154,854,000 after buying an additional 866,404 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its position in Whole Foods Market by 85.8% in the third quarter. If you are accessing this news story on another publication, it was illegally stolen and republished in violation of worldwide trademark & copyright law. Read More »

Trump's climate stance looms over Arctic meeting

Not only that, but numerous Trump administration's early policy decisions prioritised economic growth over environmental protection, and Mr Tillerson continues to insist that American climate policy remains under review. Freeland was playing down any possibility of controversy, saying her priorities included supporting the "resilience" of Arctic communities, including indigenous people, to climate change, and "conserving Arctic biodiversity through science-based decision-making". Read More »

Active Volume Stock: Electronic Arts Inc. (EA)

perth_map

The company has a market capitalization of $33.34 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.260 and a beta of 0.65. Earnings per share (EPS) breaks down the profitability of the company on a single share basis, and for Electronic Arts Inc. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link . William Blair started coverage on shares of Electronic Arts in a report on Wednesday, March 1st. Read More »

SpaceX just broke a 10-year monopoly on launching top-secret spy satellites

It's the first mission that SpaceX has done for the U.S. military, after receiving certification to launch satellites for the Air Force in 2015. Though SpaceX sees rapid, reusable rockets as the key to driving down launch costs and opening up access to space, the Air Force is still exploring how the certification process will need to be adapted to use pre-flown hardware. Read More »

Google's "Treble" will make Android updates direct

perth_map

Here's the thing: Android version updates are a painfully slow affair for every device that isn't a Nexus or Pixel. We've seen a few efforts the Update Alliance, we've seen vendors pledge to keep up with updates (and fail), and most recently we've seen Google start to enforce adherence to Android's regular security patches. Read More »

Why Mitchell Trubisky drove his grandma's 1997 Toyota to Bears minicamp

perth_map

Trubisky obliged. Everyone eats tales of the young hotshot staying humble and remembering his roots, but don't hold it against him if/when he eventually purchases a newer auto. The kid kept his promise. If the Bears didn't draft a QB, he would have had a good chance at making the roster as the third-stringer. It was a slap in the face move to current quarterback and alleged starter Mike Glennon . Read More »

Nervy Man United stumbles into Europa League final

perth_map

I don't think the board feels like that. Trips to Tottenham and Southampton are followed by Crystal Palace's visit to Old Trafford - a match that comes just three days before the Europa League final. A further 17,000 have been allocated to neutral fans and United supporters have been left furious as they scramble to try and secure one of the few available tickets. Read More »

Banks hit with new levy, potentially costing billions

REUTERS/StaffSYDNEY, May 10 - Australia's big banks will likely swallow a surprise new A$6.2 billion (RM19.82 billion) federal tax, industry and political sources said today, given a lack of public support for an oligopoly that has reaped years of record profits. Read More »

Top 5 things announced at Microsoft Build 2017

To help users distinguish where a file is stored as this was an issue with the original implementation of placeholders, a new status icon will be used in File Explorer. With its Windows 10 being used by a a record 500 million devices globally, IT giant Microsoft today announced an update of the operating system created to set the stage for the next "wave of creativity". Read More »

Why Wells Fargo's Extra $2 Billion in Cost Cuts Didn't Faze Stock

perth_map

Meiji Yasuda Life Insur has invested 1.01% in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). The company's market capitalization is $14.42 billion with the total outstanding shares of 24.16 million. Among 30 analysts covering Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC), 13 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. The 52-week range is $42.60 to $59.57 and the consensus target price is $57.81. Read More »

The new Windows UI: Microsoft Fluent Design System

At last year's Build developer conference, Microsoft first announced the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) that enables developers to run native Ubuntu user-mode console binaries through the Bash shell in Windows 10. The app was submitted to the Windows Store as a Progressive Web App. Part of Fluent Design System already has shipped as part of Windows but it was not yet named, he said. Read More »

Microsoft Says It Can Make Devices Smarter

In preview is native support for deploying containerized apps using Docker Compose. On Thursday, the company unveiled a series of apps and services, including one that's created to let Windows-based developers test iOS apps from their PCs. Read More »

Apple iPhone 7 Crowned As World's Best-Selling Smartphone In Q1

In the first quarter, Oppo's R9s accounted for 2.5% of global smartphone sales, almost as much as the combined share of the two Samsung devices. The top-five most popular models accounted for 1 in 6 of all smartphones shipped, said Strategy Analytics in its latest report. Read More »