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MP3 format officially dead: ACC is the new king

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Fraunhofer IIS, who developed the popular audio format in 1988, have stopped the licensing programme to various software developers. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits, in Germany, said that they ended the licensing program of the MP3. Read More »

Mass Effect franchise 'on hiatus' thanks to Andromeda claim insiders

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It was a miracle that Mass Effect Andromeda was even made after the backlash behind the ending (s) of Mass Effect 3 . Kotaku is reporting that Mass Effect series has been put on hold as EA restructures the team at BioWare Montreal. They will continue to look forward to future Mass Effect games as they will most definitely be focused on regardless of the mixed reviews that Andromeda received. Read More »

Microsoft's new plan for Windows on mobile: just use Android and iOS

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Windows 10 S has also just been recently announced . Windows 10 Creators Update now powers over 500 million Windows 10 devices around the world. This means that a user can start working on something on their Windows 10 PC and immediately transfer that work to another device, regardless of whether its an iPhone running iOS or a smartphone running Android. Read More »

Cyber attack hits 200000 in at least 150 countries: Europol

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Europol's European Cybercrime Centre said it was working closely with national law enforcement agencies and private security firms to combat the threat and help victims. James Clapper told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday that he expects similar attacks to become a growing problem in the future. On Sunday, Chinese media reported that students at several universities were hit by the virus, which blocked access to their thesis papers and their dissertation presentations. Read More »

Ryan, Senators shock Penguins in Game 1 of East final

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While the Senators seemed happy to analyse their 2-1 overtime win Saturday, they were equally intent on looking ahead to Game 2, set for Monday night at PPG Paints Arena, and expressing a belief in themselves moving further into the series. Read More »

Hammond says Brexit Britain must back China's new Silk Road

Part of the massive funding boost, which is aimed at strengthening China's links with its trading partners, includes 60bn yuan ($9bn; £7bn) in aid to developing countries and global institutions that form part of the Belt and Road project. Leaders from 29 countries, as well as representatives from the United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Fund, are expected to be in attendance today and tomorrow. Read More »

LI woman killed by vehicle during walk with daughter on Mother's Day

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Suffolk County police say it happened just after 9 a.m. Sunday as 55-year-old Diane Aluska and Jenna Aluska were walking on the sidewalk on South Wellwood Avenue in Lindenhurst. 'She saved her life, without a doubt'. CPR was administered before ambulances arrived, but Diane died at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip, about four-and-a-half miles away. Read More »

Eurovision victor arrives home to Portugal

Portugal was the country with the longest streak in the contest without a win. Sobral was crowned victor during a tense finale in Kiev , Ukraine, marking the first time Portugal has finished inside the top five since they first entered the competition in 1964. Read More »

New Zelda, Pokemon Games Headed To Mobile

The Legend of Zelda , as well as the Pokemon Card game, may be coming to your smart device of choice later this year. Sources say that the Zelda smartphone game will happen after Animal Crossing game is released in 2H 2017, but the timing could change at any point. Read More »

South Korea's President to send delegation to China amid frayed ties

The South's 19th president - the son of refugees from North Korea - had during his campaign advocated for a combination of negotiations and economic cooperation alongside military and security measures in dealing with the North. "They agreed the United Kingdom and Republic of Korea would remain close partners on a wide range of issues, including trade, defence and security". Read More »

Senators look to build off Game 1 win against Penguins

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Anderson now has won three straight games, posting a 2.20 goals-against average and.930 save percentage in the process. He had five goals and three assists in 13 playoff games as the Capitals flamed out again , eliminated in seven games by the defending Stanley Cup-champion Penguins . Read More »

How to protect against the global WannaCrypt ransomware attack

Kurt Baumgartner , a security researcher at Kaspersky Lab , told The AP ransom demands start at $300 and two hours later, increasing to $400, $500 and $600. Malware problems were reported at several universities in Asia, including at Shandong University, a top school in northeast China. Russia's Interior Ministry says it has come under cyberattack. Read More »

Mazzarri hopeful Chelsea's distracted by title win

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Question: How do you improve on this season? "We started to do our work". But we started to do our work, and we have to improve in the next season and to find the right solution. There will be departures this summer, with captain John Terry going and back-up goalkeeper Asmir Begovic likely to leave, while defender Nathan Ake is also keen to play regular first-team football. Read More »

Memphis man who set himself on fire, livestreamed it on Facebook dies

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Witnesses at Murphy's bar who were interviewed by Memphis' CBS affiliate WREG said McLemore was purposely attempting to involve an ex-girlfriend. A man runs over to help, the can falls, and the doused man erupts in flames. Facebook has taken the video down. FOX13 uncovered he has a history of domestic violence including threatening to kill her, police said. Court records show that McLemore threatened to kill his ex and was sentenced to probation on domestic assault charges last month. Read More »

Immerse Yourself in Half-Life 2 with Fanmade VR Mod Project

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A modding team known as Source VR Mod Team has submitted a virtual reality modification for the popular shooter game Half-Life 2 to Steam Greenlight . The latest version will support Oculus Rift and HTC Vive with full motion controller functionality. Hit up the link to the Half-Life 2: VR Steam Greenlight page to give them the thumbs up. Read More »

Microsoft Releases New Android App For Azure Customers

Microsoft is offering a free training on Azure IoT. "When you query the database you will get a response in under 10 milliseconds 99 per cent of the time". Azure Cosmos DB is the result. Cosmos DB is the latest example of how the cloud is reshaping the database market, said Tony Baer, an analyst at Ovum. Read More »

Apple acquires AI firm Lattice Data for $200mn

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The firm basically transforms the unstructured "dark data" like text and images and turns it into structured data. Visit MarketWatch.com for more information on this news. In other words, the data can become usable by digital assistants such as Siri. While Apple doesn't usually comment on why it buys up talent and technology, Lattice was reportedly shopping itself around as a solution to enhancing voice-based assistance, and had been in talks with Amazon's Alexa team as well as Samsung. Read More »

Experts vow to catch cyber criminals before second attack

Screenshot of a hacked NHS computer demanding bitcoin ransom for access to its files. The cyber-extortion attack known as WannaCry spread quickly around the world due to some unusual factors coming together. intelligence agencies - has infected the NHS systems. On Saturday, a cyber security researcher told AFP he had accidentally discovered a "kill switch" that could prevent the spread of the ransomware. Read More »

Window's 10 Home Hub a major competitor to Amazon's Echo Show

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The new Amazon Echo Show can play videos and contents from YouTube and other apps from the internet. If you're planning on buying your parents or grandparents a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo , you need to view this gut busting amusing satire of the product that appeared on this weekend's Saturday Night Live . Read More »

UK: 1 in 5 health trusts affected by cyberattack

In the United Kingdom, hospitals in London, northwest England and other parts of the country reported problems and asked patients not to come to the hospitals unless it was an emergency. There were no reported problems in Scotland or Wales. Patrick Ward, a 47-year-old sales director, said his heart operation, scheduled for Friday, was canceled at St. Read More »

Researcher finds 'kill switch' for cyberattack ransomware

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Renault's futuristic assembly line in Slovenia, where rows of robots weld auto bodies together, was stopped cold. Spain's Telefonica, a global broadband and telecommunications company, was among the companies hit. The attack appeared to exploit a vulnerability purportedly identified for use by the U.S. National Security Agency and later leaked to the internet. Read More »

Old Windows PCs can stop WannaCry ransomware with new Microsoft patch

That's why it's called ransomware. It took advantage of a Windows vulnerability leaked in April and the hacking tool is believed to belong to the NSA. As for MalwareTech himself, he says he prefers to remain anonymous. "The recent attack is at an unprecedented level and will require a complex global investigation to identify the culprits", it said in a statement.Some experts said the threat had receded in part because a British-based researcher, who declined to give his name, registered a ... Read More »

Cisco Systems, Inc. (CSCO) Earns "Overweight" Rating from Barclays PLC

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Royal Bank of Canada reiterated an "outperform" rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Cisco Systems in a research report on Friday. 04/03/2017 - Cisco Systems, Inc. The legal version of this news story can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/05/13/bridges-investment-management-inc-increases-stake-in-cisco-systems-inc-csco-updated.html. Read More »

Six NHS trusts yet to return to normal after cyber attack

Patients were asked not to come to hospitals unless it was an emergency. A cybersecurity expert warned this attack is going to be dwarfed by the next big ransomware attack. Once opened, this attack installs a ransomware known as WannaCry , which locks down the infected computer and demands Bitcoin in exchange for a return to normalcy. Read More »

The Windows 10 Fall Creators Update's best new features

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The system will optimize programs even under gadgets without display, whether it be the fitness bracelets and smart speakers with Cortana. Belfiore also discussed Windows Timeline, which he said will be the "easiest way to get back to whetever you were working on". Read More »

Microsoft designs new Windows 10 update

The company also announced changes to Visual Studio Mobile Center, including the ability to test Universal Windows Platform apps on Surface devices hosted in the Test Cloud. Its one-click installation procedure and sandboxed apps offer a simpler way to install apps while lowering the risk of infection. The addition of iTunes and Spotify to the Windows Store will make Windows 10 S's restrictions a little bit less onerous, and I'm looking forward to the new iTunes app even as a fierce ... Read More »

Dozens of countries struck by cyberattack

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Symantec predicted infections so far would cost tens of millions of dollars, mostly from cleaning corporate networks. "Obviously, they want those tools in order to spy on people of interest, on other countries, to conduct surveillance", Cluley said. Read More »

'Mom' beats son after grandma gets Mother's Day card instead of her

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WYFF noted that police found the shredded card in the SC home and when asked why she hit the boy Murphy said, "because she could". In the police report, Murphy says she "does not believe it was in a hard or violent manner" and when she was asked why she beat him, the mother says "because I could". Read More »

Women help build houses with Habitat for Humanity

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The Habitat for Humanity partner families and 54 women volunteers from Magic Valley Electric in Mercedes, the Junior League of Harlingen, RGV Credit Union in Harlingen and Lowes in Harlingen showed up for the event. More than 17,000 women volunteered at construction sites across the country for National Women Build Week. They're women building up other women with every brick laid. Read More »

Trump's Warning to Comey Could Chill White House Conversations

Burr said because there has been no evidence of collusion between President Donald Trump and Russian Federation it is unlikely FBI Director James Comey was sacked to impede the ongoing investigation, media reported. Mr Trump has dismissed the FBI investigation as a "charade" and has said Democrats are using "fake news" about collusion with the Russians as an excuse for losing the election. Read More »

N.Korea fires ballistic missile

Ms Bishop last month angered North Korea with her talk of sanctions. Choe Son Hui, director general of the North Korean foreign ministry's North America office, was on her way to Pyongyang when she made the remarks at an airport in Beijing, Yonhap reported Saturday. Read More »

Who got hurt by the ransomware attack

He had highlighted an incident at Papworth Hospital near Cambridge where a nurse clicked on a malicious link and malware infected her computer and started to encrypt sensitive files. "We are implementing remediation steps as quickly as possible", a statement said. The cryptology branch of Spain's National Center for Intelligence (CNI) also confirmed on Friday that several Spanish companies, including multinational telecommunications giant Telefonica, have suffered the "massive" cyber attack. Read More »

Where the global cyberattack has hit hardest

But computers and networks that didn't update their systems remained at risk. The global spread of the attack was reported to be slowing down on Saturday thanks to a United Kingdom cybersecurity researcher tweeting as @ malwaretechblog , who found and inadvertently activated a "kill switch" in the malicious software, the Guardian reported . Read More »

McGirt, Hughes tied for lead at Players Championship

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Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy scrapped it around Friday morning, Johnson making only one birdie for a 73 and McIlroy managing through nagging back pain for a 71. "My day is kind of summed up on the first hole when I one-hopped it into the flag and it came off the green and I made bogey", Johnson said. Holmes and Stanley are in the final pairing of the day, and those two will tee off at 2:30 p.m. Read More »