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Amazon unveils Echo Show with touchscreen, video call capabilities


For now, calls are only supported for users with the Alexa app but integration with services such as Skype could be on the cards. Echo Show also features dual 2-inch Dolby-powered stereo speakers and a front-facing 5MP camera. "Internationalization of all of our products is incredibly important, but I don't have anything to share today", a company spokesperson told Business Insider. Read More »

NHS cyber attack: Two hospitals still diverting patients

Microsoft over the weekend also released patches targeting out-of-support versions of Windows including Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 and Windows 8. The attack is unique, according to Europol, because it combines ransomware with a worm function, meaning once one machine is infected, the entire internal network is scanned and other vulnerable machines are infected. Read More »

BMW M240i M "Performance Edition" Adds Carbon Fiber, Five Horsepower


BMW says that together, the M Performance Parts optimise the aerodynamic flow pattern around the vehicle, optimising its handling and driving performance. The front apron has been tweaked with new aerodynamic elements, boasting new air guides sitting above a new splitter and refreshed front bumper. It will also be fitted with carbon fiber mirror caps, carbon fiber side skirts, 10inch alloy wheels and more. Read More »

Aviva plc (AV) Earns "Overweight" Rating from JPMorgan Chase & Co

The firm's market capitalization is GBX 65.83 billion. The Company operates through two segments offering both permanent and contract specialist recruitment consultancy for the organizations. Morgan Stanley maintained it with "Equalwt/In-Line" rating and GBX 105 target in Thursday, January 14 report. Leerink Swann maintained the stock with "Outperform" rating in Tuesday, March 8 report. Read More »

Tayside GP practices affected by NHS cyber-attack running as normal

The cyber criminals have demanded a fee of about $300 in crypto-currencies like Bitcoin for unlocking the device. This is according to Andrew Potgieter, Security Solutions Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, who adds that even more unnerving is that "kits" to put together attacks of this nature are readily available for download on the Internet and doesn't require a group of elite hactivists to run. Read More »

Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too


Other things that the Echo Show can do is play YouTube videos, display the daily news along with the current weather forecast, and show the user's appointments for the day. And yes, this Echo will allow the users to enjoy video calls. Video calling is the headline extra feature of the unit and it's been added alongside a new functionality called " Drop In". Read More »

Lawmakers to Trump: Turn Over Transcript of Meeting with Russians


Trump " revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies", the official said. One day after reports he leaked "highly classified information" to top Russian officials, President Trump defended his right to share "facts" about terrorism and airline safety as part of a joint counter-terrorism effort to fight the Islamic State. Read More »

Apple seen upgrading laptops amid Microsoft Surface threat


Apple's MacBook Air has not been upgraded since the previous year, but there are reports of a new 12-inch model to be released within the year and it's hopefully the successor of the current MacBook Air. If Apple does announce refreshed laptops at WWDC, it will be the first such announcement at the conference since 2013, when the Mac Pro launched. The most recent MacBook Pro, released more than 500 days after its predecessor, added a Touch Bar keyboard strip for quick access to app ... Read More »

World braces for more cyber attacks as work week begins


Microsoft has called the cyber-attack that crippled businesses and services across 150 countries a "wake-up call", and has blamed government agencies for storing details of software vulnerabilities like stockpiled weapons. If the ransomware has locked your entire PC, as WannaCry has done, combating it is more hard. "People received emails in an unsuspecting manner (and) clicked on a link or opened an attachment that started the whole chain of events", Thakur said. Read More »

The experts saw a connection between the virus and the DPRK WannaCry

Top security researchers believe there's a connection between North Korean-affiliated cybercriminals and the global WannaCry ransomware hack. The cyber security firms Symantec Corp and Kaspersky Lab are investigating the alleged ties and looking into technical evidence that possibly suggests the North's involvement, according to Reuters. Read More »

Trump defends sharing information with Russians


Trump 'revealed more information to the Russian ambassador than we have shared with our own allies'. After the reports came out, members of the Trump administration offered carefully crafted responses. The reports came days before Trump departs on Friday for his first overseas trip as president, to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy and Belgium. Seperately, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a statement President Trump did not discuss "sources, methods or military operations" in his ... Read More »

No laughing matter: Writer claims Conan O'Brien stole jokes


Kaseberg is represented by attorney Jayson Lorenzo . O'Brien later performed the joke, stating: "Yesterday surveyors announced that the Washington Monument is ten inches shorter than what's been previously recorded". are the thief instead of the victim", Oliar said . In California federal court, Kaseberg alleges that O'Brien infringed upon his copyrights on five different jokes used on " Conan ". Read More »

WannaCrypt/WannaCry ransomware patch released by Microsoft


Microsoft released patches last month and on Friday to fix a vulnerability that allowed the worm to spread across networks, a rare and powerful feature that caused infections to surge on Friday. "It seems that a lot of internet security guys over the weekend did their homework and ran the security software updates". Bad guys generally target Windows far more than Apple's operating system because there are vastly more computers running Windows around the world. Read More »

No second spike in cyber attacks is 'encouraging' - Jeremy Hunt

Following a meeting of the Government's Cobra contingencies committee, Home Secretary Amber Rudd said more than a million patients had been treated in the course of Monday. "In particular, making sure that our data is properly backed up and making sure that we are using the software patches, the anti-virus patches, that are sent out regularly by manufacturers". Read More »

Most UK patients saw no change on Monday after cyber attack - minister


Around 45 NHS organisations in England and Scotland, including hospitals, family doctor surgeries, and health services, were hit in the cyber-attack which prevented doctors, nurses and staff from accessing vital patient information. There was no data loss or impact on other services. In Indonesia, the malware locked patient files on computers in two hospitals in the capital, Jakarta, causing delays. Read More »

Technology experts worked through night to counter cyber attack on health service


He also recommends keeping security software and operating system software up to date to keep them in-line with the latest security updates. Senior security staff held another meeting in the White House Situation Room on Saturday , and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and National Security Agency were trying to identify the perpetrators of the massive cyber attack, said the official, who spoke on condition on anonymity to the news agency to discuss internal deliberations. Read More »

Amazon's Alexa soon to allow push notifications


Owners of the Amazon Echo will soon be able to walk in the front door and ask it to read out any notifications from various third parties, such as the latest headlines from The Washington Post or weather threats from AccuWeather. Or perhaps for notifications you received from Facebook or Twitter or your email account. Amazon has not shared an expected release date for Alexa skill notifications. Read More »

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone returns to company


In Hatching Twitter , Nick Bilton's 2013 account of the company's origins, Stone is presented as the peacemaker of Twitter's four founders. "I'll shape the experience internally so it's also be felt outside the company". If you hoped to work for Twitter in the role of Biz Stone , please withdraw your application. Twitter shares climbed 2.8% to $19.76 at 1:49 NY. Read More »

World braces for more cyberattacks

European policing and security agencies said the fallout from a ransomware attack that has already crippled more than 200,000 computers around the world could deepen as people return for another work week. Wainwright said Europol did not know the motive. A recent report from Telegraph indicates that the behind the WannaCry cyber attacks aren't isolated within the USA alone. Read More »

John Terry hints at retirement


The 36-year old was visibly emotional after scoring the opening goal of the match from the penalty spot. Michy Batshuayi was rewarded for his title-winning goal at West Bromwich Albion on Friday with a first league start and it was after he had seen a shot deflected wide that the hosts took a 22nd-minute lead. Read More »

DocuSign says hackers accessed customer email database


In a series of updates to users, beginning on 9 May, DocuSign said it was tracking a malicious email campaign that was trying to get victims to click on a Microsoft Word attachment, created to trick the recipient into allowing the spread of what is known as "macro-enabled-malware". Read More »

Nintendo Switch Firmware 2.3.0 Is Now Out


It's been a similar story for all of Nintendo's recent updates. Hopefully the latest update fixes the freakish new bug discovered after the release of Minecraft Switch Edition. Minecraft: Switch Edition is now available for the Nintendo Switch for the price of $29.99 on the eShop. Once again, Nintendo is continuing the trend of extremely ambiguous patch notes regarding the latest update. Read More »

Ransomware attack should be wake-up call for governments

Smith's criticism came as security professionals around the world prepared for a possible new round of attacks on Monday that some said might be fiercer. The original attack lost momentum late on Friday after a security researcher took control of a server connected to the outbreak, which crippled a feature that caused the malware to rapidly spread across infected networks. Read More »

Cristiano Ronaldo reached 400-goal landmark for Real Madrid


The defender appeared to talk to the referee before striking the set piece, but should he have been allowed to do that? The Portuguese has turned into the complete number nine over the past few months, with this another demonstration of his credentials as a truly exceptional striker. Read More »

'WannaCry' victims, stop being 'lazy' with updates, expert says


High percentage of users in Russia, Ukraine and China have been impacted by the attack. Hospitals, major companies and government offices were among those that were badly affected. These days it's the App Store and ecosystem which makes or breaks any new device, but it's hard to reach a critical mass on decent apps rather than the freemium flotsam and jetsam which arrives on day one. Read More »

Nintendo working on a Legend of Zelda smartphone game


Nintendo's highly popular " Legend of Zelda " video game series is coming to the smartphones. After dipping its toes into mobile waters with Pokemon Go, still going strong, Nintendo has brought Mario and Fire Emblem to iPhones. It says the new instalment of The Legend of Zelda will come after that but warns that the schedule is flexible. Nintendo Wire has speculated that it will be a smartphone version of the Pokémon trading card game already available online and on the Game ... Read More »

Hackers Strike 74 Countries with Stolen NSA Hacking Tool


He said the crisis could develop "at a significant scale" in coming days. Some hospitals and Global Positioning System can not access patient data, after their computers were locked by a malicious program demanding a payment worth £230. The Russian Interior Ministry confirmed it was hit by the "ransomware" attack, which encrypts data on infected computers and demands payment, usually via the digital currency bitcoin, to release it. Read More »

New Harvest Moon game one the way


The timing of this huge franchise move by Natsume appears to be in response to Stardew Valley, which one year ago became the genre's biggest release in more than a decade with more than three million copies sold on PC alone. Are you a fan of Harvest Moon? The Nintendo Wii U will see Harvest Moon 64 added to the Virtual Console. We expect to get more details on Light of Hope during the E3 gaming conference June 13-15. Read More »

Manhunt for hackers behind global cyber attack


Nevertheless, the attack hit 48 NHS Trusts, and a number are still affected, including London's Barts Health NHS Trust, which runs The Royal London Hospital, Newham Hospital, Whipps Cross Hospital, Mile End Hospital and St Bartholomew's Hospital. Read More »

Sonic Forces will have customizable playable characters


The new video also shows off some classic-style Sonic platforming and brand new gadgets. For the first time in Sonic history, Sega's giving players the freedom to create customizable playable characters. Every customized hero will have a grappling hook as means of traversing around the levels. They were: modern Sonic, classic Sonic, and a third unrevealed style. Read More »