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Author: 0 Facebook crosses 2 billion monthly users

One Facebook user, named Pretty Bree, had commented that the site still has 5 billion more people to go - referring to the recent census that predicted there are about 7.4 billion people in the world. And Facebook will have to spend more money to reach them. The company uses its huge size advantage to lure advertisers, offering them targeted marketing capabilities based on its data about users.

Electronics New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US
Author: 0 New cyberattack wallops Europe; spreads more slowly in US

A Home Credit employee told Reuters on Tuesday the bank had closed all of its Russian branches because of the cyber attack. A massive cyber attack seems to be sweeping around the world moments after Ukraine revealed that it was hit in a hack it described as the biggest in the history of the country.

Electronics There's another 'worldwide' ransomware attack and its spreading quickly
Author: 0 There's another 'worldwide' ransomware attack and its spreading quickly

Microsoft said it found that the ransomware is using multiple techniques to spread, including one that was addressed by the security patch released in March. "Data breaches and cyber hacks are one of the biggest risks facing business worldwide", said Michelle Crorie, a partner at law firm Clyde & Co. who specializes in cybersecurity issues.

Electronics AMD's highly anticipated
Author: 0 AMD's highly anticipated "Vega" architecture based GPU goes on sale

It did, though, add the following caveat: "Radeon Vega Frontier Edition is certainly faster in the tests we witnessed, but to be fair, it's comparing an ostensibly consumer-focused Titan Xp card to the pro-level Frontier Edition". This includes everything from asset production to playtesting and performance optimization. With the Radeon Pro user interface, it will be possible to seamlessly switch between "Radeon Pro Mode" and "Gaming Mode" which will enable developers to easily swap between ...

Electronics Verizon's Exynos-based Galaxy Tab S2 updated to Android 7.0 Nougat
Author: 0 Verizon's Exynos-based Galaxy Tab S2 updated to Android 7.0 Nougat

Well, here's what happened when the same happened with Galaxy Note S8's model, a Chinese site called CNMO.com (via SlashLeaks) posted a photo of the very much in news Galaxy Note 8 showcasing the back of the handset. The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 FE will also have a slightly smaller battery. Though it wanted to debut the tech on the Galaxy S8 , its partner's inability to arrange the required components all set in time for mass production made it hard for them, however, it seems that they ...

Electronics Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom receives Android Nougat Update
Author: 0 Asus Zenfone 3 Zoom receives Android Nougat Update

Users can now put any quick setting. As is the norm with OTA updates, it may take some time to appear on your device. Before installing the update, ensure that your device is at least 50 percent charged and connected to a WiFi network. The smartphone has a dual camera setup and has high-end specifications. This means that a user can click a landscape picture covering more area with the 25mm wide-angle lens and can capture portraits with 2.3x optical zoom with a 59mm lens.

Electronics Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody revealed
Author: 0 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody revealed

It is now available across the Durango's lineup; as well as a host of other new safety and technology features that update the mid-size SUV platform. "The new Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody completes our strongest Dodge muscle auto lineup in history", said Tim Kuniskis, Head of Passenger Cars - Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT - FCA North America.

Electronics Jaguar Reveals Supercar Beating XE Project 8
Author: 0 Jaguar Reveals Supercar Beating XE Project 8

Jaguar is once again ready to go toe-to-toe with the heaviest hitting German sports sedans, with the British brand unveiling the 592-horsepower XE SV Project 8 ahead of its Goodwood debut. The wheels measure 9.5x20in at the front and 11x20in at the rear. Jaguar also posted a video showing the new model while testing in Nurburgring. The automaker said the four-door XE will be available in both two- and four-seat configurations, with North American examples all built as four-seat models.

Electronics Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link
Author: 0 Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

Danish shipping giant Maersk said on Twitter that IT systems at multiples sites around the world were under attack . The threat comes from a ransomware known as Petya, which so far has affected shipping giant Maersk and forced the Chernobyl radiation monitoring system offline.

Electronics Europe, Ukraine targeted in massive hack attack
Author: 0 Europe, Ukraine targeted in massive hack attack

While the malware's most concentrated effects were reported in Ukraine , several companies and at least one utility in Russian Federation were also reportedly affected. Cyber intelligence firm Flashpoint said it believed the outbreak began in Ukraine, where attackers loaded the ransomware onto computers when they requested updates of a widely used accounting software program.

Electronics New wave of ransomware attacks leaves black screens
Author: 0 New wave of ransomware attacks leaves black screens

Tass, Russia's primary state news outlet, reported the country's top oil producer - Rosneft - reported suffering a "powerful hacker attack" on its servers. Security experts said they expected the impact to be smaller than WannaCry since many computers had been patched with Windows updates in the wake of WannaCry last month to protect them against attacks using Eternal Blue code.

Electronics Mike Lee 5th GOP senator against starting health bill debate
Author: 0 Mike Lee 5th GOP senator against starting health bill debate

Millionaires would get tax cuts averaging $52,000 a year from the Senate Republicans' health bill while middle-income families would get about $260, according to a new analysis of the foundering bill. An outside group backing President Donald Trump will begin targeting more Republican holdouts on the Senate's health care bill . The updated bill would impose a six-month waiting period on individuals who buy insurance but let their coverage lapse for more than 63 days in the prior ...

Electronics Amazon patent shows drone delivery 'beehives'
Author: 0 Amazon patent shows drone delivery 'beehives'

Its latest idea seems to be something that's straight out of science fiction for it has evidently patented a multi-level drone delivery hub that looks strikingly like a futuristic beehive. The height will also allow drones to easily access each floor without getting too close to pedestrians at street level. The drone hubs could process hundreds or thousands of orders each day, the application says.

Electronics Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks
Author: 0 Multinationals hit by vast wave of cyberattacks

BSI President Arne Schoenbohm said initial indications pointed to use of the Petya malware, which utilised the same weaknesses used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that caused global disruption in May. firms or infrastructure have been affected by the cyber attacks, but he said that the government is in communication with its global partners and is ready to provide help to anyone who requests it, Efe news reported.

Electronics New
Author: 0 New "Snap Map" feature raises privacy concerns on Snapchat

Stalking, harassing, or stealing- a new feature on Snapchat is bringing up all these possibilities for locals. Your Bitmoji will pop up showing your exact location-down to the street. Most students use Snapchat to keep in touch with friends (89.5 percent) and to share videos or images (56.8 percent). Additionally, users can go into the app and specifically select which friends can see their location.

Electronics Amazon adds five budget-friendly devices to its Prime smartphone lineup
Author: 0 Amazon adds five budget-friendly devices to its Prime smartphone lineup

The fact that Amazon keeps its Prime Exclusive phones around tells me that the program must be doing some good, even if it probably isn't raking in the cashflow for Amazon. The Alcatel A30 Plus runs on Android Nougat 7.0 and has a display of 720p 5.5-inch. Moto E4 hands on: $70, really? It has a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 430 chip, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of expandable storage.

Author: 0 IOS 11 Beta 2 New Features, Changes, And Installation Tips

A new customisable Control Centre is also included in the major update . Use your Apple ID credentials to proceed. The software is only in beta at the moment, which means it's not the finished version. We recommend a tethered backup to iTunes with the "Encrypt this backup " box checked, so you won't have to log in to all your apps and services again if you should need to restore from this backup .

Electronics Google's Record EU Antitrust Fine Could Be the First of Many
Author: 0 Google's Record EU Antitrust Fine Could Be the First of Many

This is the biggest fine for a single company in an European Union antitrust case, exceeding a Euro 1.06-billion sanction handed down to USA chipmaker Intel in 2009. "With this decision, the commission is saying that Google has broken the law and now needs to stop its abuse and allow competition back into the marketplace", said Richard Stables, the Kelkoo's CEO.

Electronics Google Gets Record $2.7 Billion EU Fine for Skewing Searches
Author: 0 Google Gets Record $2.7 Billion EU Fine for Skewing Searches

Google is now facing at least four other antitrust probes, including ones related to its Android mobile operating system and its advertising platform. Google says it is considering an appeal. "Having the decision from the European Commission means they don't have to prove infringement themselves", said Rona Bar-Isaac, a partner at Addleshaw Goddard LLP.

Electronics Xbox Games With Gold For July Are Underwhelming
Author: 0 Xbox Games With Gold For July Are Underwhelming

Then, for Xbox 360 (and of course Backward compatible) are Kane & Lynch 2 and Lego Pirates of the Caribbean ! From July 1-30, 2016's Grow Up will be free on Xbox One. It's already been released for the Wii U, where it earned an 82 Metacritic score , and received "Positive" reviews on Steam from PC gamers. Runbow - A fast-paced party action game with a never before seen color mechanic.

Author: 0 Boy (5) confirmed as latest victim of Grenfell Tower fire

LONDON (AP) - In a story June 26 about a company that makes paneling for buildings, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the company, Arconic , supplied the fire resistant paneling model Reynobond FR for use on Grenfell Tower .

Electronics OnePlus 5 will receive an update with EIS for 4K video
Author: 0 OnePlus 5 will receive an update with EIS for 4K video

Now that the OnePlus has launched and is available for purchase, what happens to the OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T? We are expecting to see the final version of the software sometime in August. OnePlus is one among the OEM to release the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update faster than other brands. OnePlus' official forum noted that it is now rolling out the OxygenOS 4.5.2 OTA for OnePlus 5 globally.

Electronics Call of Duty Summer Event Hits Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered Today
Author: 0 Call of Duty Summer Event Hits Infinite Warfare, Modern Warfare Remastered Today

Bundling Modern Warfare Remastered exclusively with Infinite Warfare was a controversial decision. Call of Duty Days of Summer event lasts until August 1. Finally, Infinite Warfare owners will receive the Turista map for free during the event. Days of Summer Supply Drop includes more than 40 Days of Summer items like Weapon Kits, Melee Weapons, Emblems, Camos, Reticles, Calling Cards , and Uniforms .

Electronics GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill
Author: 0 GOP Sen. Susan Collins Firmly Opposes Senate Health Care Bill

The CBO estimated repealing the mandate would result in 15 million more uninsured people in 2018, and it is not clear whether or how the Monday's revisions would change the estimate . Like the House's version, Senate's Trumpcare vision whacks large swaths of Obamacare, including deep cuts to the Medicaid expansion, and allowing insurance companies to offer "skinny" plans to citizens that exclude coverage of some health benefits.

Author: 0 Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

Advertising is virtually Facebook's only source of revenue; it brought in nearly $27 billion in 2016, 57 percent more than the previous year. "When enough of us feel a sense of support in our own lives, we can start to care about broader issues, too", Zuckerberg said during his keynote.

Author: 0 In his gifts to Donald Trump, Melania, Modi captures essence of India

Salahuddin is also the head of the Kashmiri militant group, the Hizbul Mujahideen. The friendship between the United States and India is built on shared values, including our shared commitment to democracy. India is also concerned about Trump's anti-immigration stance and bills introduced in the US Congress to cut down the number of H1B visas-mainly sought by Indians working in the IT sector.

Author: 0 Google faces 2.42 bn euros fine for antitrust rules breach

Walker's main argument is that Google's current shopping comparison service that the company was now ordered to change is a result of years of "hard work and constant innovation", adding that the firm's internal data shows consumers prefer a streamlined search interface when shopping over the Internet and want a solution that takes them directly to product listings instead of a separate shopping comparison service where they have to repeat their queries.

Electronics Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Overwhelmed by Air Bag Issues
Author: 0 Takata Files for Bankruptcy, Overwhelmed by Air Bag Issues

The company's bankruptcy filings cleared the way for a $1.6 billion takeover of most of Takata's assets by rival Key Safety Systems , which is based in Detroit but owned by a Chinese company. Meanwhile , remaining operations will be reorganised to continue churning out millions of airbag inflators, the two firms said. The problem has been linked to a chemical, ammonium nitrate, which is used as a propellant in Takata's airbag inflator canisters.

Author: 0 Microsoft confirms Windows 10 source code has leaked

Rob Lefferts, the director of program management for Windows Enterprise and Security, told me that the company is obviously aware of the changing security landscape, which now often includes well-funded and supported hackers. Lefferts stressed that this was something that Microsoft's users had asked for. Microsoft is now building EMET into Windows 10 and this feature will be called Windows Defender Exploit Guard.

Electronics SteamWorld Dig 2 Coming To The PlayStation 4 And PC
Author: 0 SteamWorld Dig 2 Coming To The PlayStation 4 And PC

The studio said that the plan is to get the game on PS4 and Steam 'within a few days of the Nintendo Switch debut, ' before adding that Nintendo's hybrid console is still very much the lead platform, and these newly announced versions won't hinder development time on Switch.

Electronics Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation
Author: 0 Nintendo promises improved SNES Mini stock situation

With a rectangular shape and grey and purple color scheme, the microconsole contains 21 games from the 1990s. The game sold 2.76m Switch copies during its first month of sale, more than the actual number of Switch consoles in circulation, which could be down to fans stockpiling it pre-emptively or buying special edition copies to keep.

Author: 0 Yogi Adityanath highlights achievements in 100 days of assuming office

Meanwhile, the Chief Minister, in his around 20 minutes speech, talked in length about the achievement of his government in 100 days. "Once the BJP government completes 100 days in office, the people of Uttar Pradesh would be able to make a clear distinction between the performance of the current and the previous government", Maurya had told PTI in an interview.

Electronics China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory
Author: 0 China accuses Indian border guards of crossing into its territory

Earlier this year, Chinese helicopters entered Indian airspace in the Barahoti area of Uttarakhand. "For a long time Chinese government has made enormous efforts to provide the necessary convenience to those Indian pilgrims", Lu said. In view of the above event, for safety reasons, China has to put off arranging the Indian official pilgrims to enter China at the Nathu La Pass, Geng said, adding China has informed India through diplomatic channels.

Electronics BMW X3 facelift prices, specs and Carbon dioxide revealed
Author: 0 BMW X3 facelift prices, specs and Carbon dioxide revealed

With the demand for these luscious little 'utes at an all-time high and showing no signs of slowing down, there's a good chance this could supplant BMW's 3 Series sports sedan as the most important model in the lineup. The X3 M40i will also get a slightly lower ride height with sportier ride quality. Performance is stronger than ever before, thanks to the updated powertrains.

Electronics Khasi woman says told to leave Delhi Golf Club over attire
Author: 0 Khasi woman says told to leave Delhi Golf Club over attire

In a shocking incident, an elderly woman from Meghalaya , Tailin Lyngdoh , was allegedly asked to leave the Delhi Golf Club on Sunday, as she was wearing a traditional Khasi dress and resembled a maid. Explanation of the staff was sought and disciplinary action is in process. I have been to many other countries, but this has never happened to me. When I asked them the reason, they said she looks like a maid.

Electronics Apple Acquires German Eye Tracking Company SensoMotoric
Author: 0 Apple Acquires German Eye Tracking Company SensoMotoric

Apple Inc. has acquired SensoMotoric Instruments GmbH , a German firm that develops computer vision technology and eye tracking systems for research and industry. The price Apple paid for the reportedly 60-person company is unknown. In SMI has also offered eye-trackers for desktop applications as well as measurement-only head-worn devices for data collection and analysis.

Electronics Google is 'replacing' Gchat today - here's what that means
Author: 0 Google is 'replacing' Gchat today - here's what that means

But what does this mean for office workers who use Google Talk to chat with coworkers, family, and friends all day long? After June 26, users will be automatically transitioned to Hangouts , unless contractual commitments apply. The instant messaging service was built right into Gmail and had a more traditional approach towards chatting whereas Hangouts has more bundled features.

Electronics Google faces record EU fine on Tuesday
Author: 0 Google faces record EU fine on Tuesday

Following a two years investigation, the EU's anti-trust authority has concluded that Google manipulated search engine results to favour AlphabetAlphabet, Google , its own shopping service unit. companies including Starbucks, Apple, Amazon and McDonald's. The regulator also continues to probe McDonald's Corp. and Amazon.com Inc. for allegedly not paying enough taxes in Europe.

Electronics India crush West Indies by 105 runs in second one-day international
Author: 0 India crush West Indies by 105 runs in second one-day international

He leaked some runs (50 runs in 9 overs) but did his job- that was to pick wickets. After the series of 5 ODI matches, India and West Indies will confront in a T20 cricket match. But, Kohli looked good from the off, and he was helped by the fact that he had a smooth-as-silk Rahane at the other end. Rahane eventually reached three figures with a boundary off Miguel Cummins.

Author: 0 Trump Welcomes India PM as US Sanctions Pakistani Militant

Modi in his joint address with Trump at the White House, told reporters, "Eliminating terrorism is among the topmost priorities for us". The fight against terrorism is our main priority, Modi said after talks with the USA president. Modi says the two have a lot to discuss in their meetings Monday. India appreciated the U.S. decision to designate the Pakistan-based Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist - just ahead of the Trump-Modi meet of ...

Electronics Jordan Spieth spectacularly holes out for Travelers win
Author: 0 Jordan Spieth spectacularly holes out for Travelers win

Spieth's pulled hybrid at the short par-four 15th again held in the rough when it appeared destined for a watery grave, and this time he took full advantage as he pitched to 15 feet and the putt caught just enough of the hole to drop. Couples also won the Chubb Classic in February in Florida. Spieth didn't waste any time extending his lead to three strokes Sunday. Spieth's only other wire-to-wire win was the 2015 Masters .

Electronics Multiple users now available on Google Home in the UK
Author: 0 Multiple users now available on Google Home in the UK

This means that you should technically see the multi-user setup card in your Google Home app and/or you should be able to set your Google Home as a shared device (as shown here) to allow others to connect to it as well. Once that's done, you'll go through a process that will allow the Assistant to understand your voice by saying "Ok Google" and "Hey Google" two times each.

Electronics BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years
Author: 0 BMW announces $600M expansion as it celebrates 25 years

With an M-tuned eight-speed automatic, the M40i will accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in 4.6 seconds and reach a top speed of 155 miles per hour. The third-gen BMW X3 is expected to make its first official appearance at the 2018 Frankfurt Auto Show this coming fall, in September.

Electronics Huawei's Honor 9 gets United Kingdom pricing in new Amazon leak
Author: 0 Huawei's Honor 9 gets United Kingdom pricing in new Amazon leak

The Honor 8 Pro was notably announced in April - for the European market - this year and is a follow up to the Honor 8 . Luckily for us, some early listings on Amazon have seemingly revealed pricing for the device. There is 6 GB RAM available onboard coupled with 128 GB internal memory which can be further expanded up to 256 GB through a microSD card. For selfies, it comes with a 8 Megapixel front camera.

Author: 0 Whole Foods CEO calls Amazon buyout a "courtship"

Turner spoke after Wedbush Securities released a note to clients on Monday that suggested the online food-ordering company may be Amazon's next target after the $13.7 billion Whole Foods Market deal. "This partnership presents an opportunity to maximize value for Whole Foods Market's shareholders, while at the same time extending our mission and bringing the highest quality, experience, convenience and innovation to our customers", Mackey said in the release.

Electronics Of Course Facebook is Adding Effects to Video Chatting in Messenger
Author: 0 Of Course Facebook is Adding Effects to Video Chatting in Messenger

Firstly, the site has introduced "reactions", which allow you to express five emotions - love, laughter, surprise, sadness or anger - in real-time. Yep, you can now turn yourself into a Facebook reaction on Messenger . You will then be asked whether you would like to share your moments to your Messenger Day or other platforms in addition to the group you are chatting with.

Electronics All the Best, Most Game-Changing Features in iOS 11
Author: 0 All the Best, Most Game-Changing Features in iOS 11

This version allows much more fluid switching between apps, control of systems, and a new app that's been long awaited: Files. Apple is also grouping screenshots in this thumbnail interface, so you can select multiple screenshots and drag and drop them into apps or share them.