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You may want to change your Twitter password. Social media site hacked You may want to change your Twitter password. Social media site hacked
- June 10, 2016

Twitter has denied that its systems were breached by hackers, after more than 32 million users' passwords were found for sale on the dark web. "This data set contains 32,888,300 records". However, almost 150,000 of the passwords contained more than 30 characters, which means that the strength of a password "is irrelevant" if the user has been infected with the malware, says LeakedSource . (more...)
Microsoft, Facebook to build transatlantic subsea cable Microsoft, Facebook to build transatlantic subsea cable
- May 27, 2016

The submerged cable network has been approved and the construction of the said subsea cables is expected to start in August 2016, with a tentative completion by the third quarter of 2017, i.e October 2017. The company will then sell off capacity from MAREA to companies in addition to Facebook and Microsoft . Microsoft says its new project with Facebook gives interoperability with other networking equipment. (more...)
Tesla Motors prices share issue at $215 Tesla Motors prices share issue at $215
- May 26, 2016

Fully 373,000 potential buyers have made deposits, Tesla said last week, after duplicates and speculators were removed. In a different note, On May 9, 2016, Dougherty & Company said it Assumes its rating on Tesla Motors Inc . Wall Street analysts have a much less favorable assessment of the stock, with a mean rating of 2.7. Tesla Motors Inc opened for trading at $216.99 and hit $220.55 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $220.28, with a gain of 2.36% or 5.07 points. (more...)
Tony Gwynn's family files lawsuit against tobacco industry Tony Gwynn's family files lawsuit against tobacco industry
- May 26, 2016

Tony Gwynn's widow and two children have filed a lawsuit seeking to hold the tobacco industry accountable for the Hall of Famer's death. The wrongful-death suit claims (via the Associated Press ), "Once Defendants got Tony addicted to their products, he became a self-described 'tobacco junkie.'" It was filed by Gwynn's widow, Alicia, and their two children, Anisha Gwynn-Jones and Tony Gwinn Jr., himself a former Major League Baseball player. (more...)
Kurdish-led SDF starts operation to take Syria's Raqqa
- May 25, 2016

The announcement followed a Saturday meeting between a top US commander and SDF officials in Kurdish-held northern Syria. "It is crucial to have enough Arab fighters in this force when [they] take these areas where a lot of Arab, non-Kurds live", she said. (more...)
ISRO's RLV-TD launch: Why it matters for India!
- May 24, 2016

This vehicle can launch satellites, which is capable of orbiting around the Earth. Total flight duration from launch to landing of this mission of the delta winged RLV-TD, lasted for about 770seconds. Please Wait while comments are loading. Shortly after the successful launch and re-entry of the vehicle, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated ISRO scientists, praising their "industrious efforts". (more...)
What's Next for the Rescued Chibok Schoolgirl? What's Next for the Rescued Chibok Schoolgirl?
- May 20, 2016

Nigeria's military denied the allegations, calling them "a surprise and shock because the organization has accessed the facilities and made recommendations which were implemented". Sahara Reporters has it that rescued Chibok girl, Amina Ali HIV test results came back negative. But despite several reports, including by a former British envoy, that the girls' exact location had been pinpointed by military surveillance, there has until now been little hope they would be seen again and talk of ... (more...)
Bangladesh asks SWIFT to give access to technicians on cyber heist Bangladesh asks SWIFT to give access to technicians on cyber heist
- May 19, 2016

Tien Phong bank representatives didn't respond to requests for comment Monday and over the weekend. The hackers were attempting the same technique they had used in the recent heist at the central bank of Bangladesh. Vietnam's regulators will face more pressure to increase Internet financial security as the country becomes more integrated into the global economy, said Trinh Nguyen, a Hong Kong-based senior economist for emerging Asia at Natixis SA. (more...)
White House Race Is Not Reality Show - Obama Tells Trump White House Race Is Not Reality Show - Obama Tells Trump
- May 08, 2016

Trump conceded in a television interview Friday morning that he had been surprised by Ryan's rebuke, and he sounded exasperated by the party leadership's unwillingness to rally to his candidacy. "Honestly, he's trying", said Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who has urged conservatives to back Trump. Most Republican campaign contributors face less immediate pressure to count themselves as with or against Trump, but strategists expect Trump to face considerable skepticism. (more...)
EA and DICE reveal Battlefield 1 EA and DICE reveal Battlefield 1
- May 07, 2016

According to the announcement, "With Battlefield 1 we set out to create some of the largest create, most dynamic battles in FPS history while continuing to tap into what fans love most about the franchise". Those who pre-order the Early Enlister Deluxe Edition will receive the game early on 18 October, and EA Access subscribers on Xbox One will also get early access for a limited time. (more...)
Pakistan shredded in U.S. electoral crossfire: Both Hillary and Trump distrust it Pakistan shredded in U.S. electoral crossfire: Both Hillary and Trump distrust it
- May 04, 2016

Pakistan's interior minister has launched a blistering assault on "ignorant" Donald Trump after the Republican presidential frontrunner vowed to free the doctor who helped track down Osama bin Laden if he wins office. "Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America". That includes $3.8 billion in "foreign military financing" (FMF) funds. The conviction was later overturned but he was charged in 2013 with murder relating to the death of a patient years ago, and remains incarcerated. (more...)
NASA to provide coverage of May 9 Mercury transit of the sun NASA to provide coverage of May 9 Mercury transit of the sun
- May 04, 2016

While Mercury will pass in front of the star from Earth's vantage point, the small world doesn't block that much light, meaning that it will still be very risky to look directly at the sun without proper protection using a telescope, binoculars or with the naked eye. (more...)
Congress Votes to Designate Bison as National Mammal Congress Votes to Designate Bison as National Mammal
- May 03, 2016

Jeffrey S. Goodyear, president of Maple Ridge Bison Ranch in Cattaraugus County, couldn't agree more. "Bison production on private ranches now contributes significantly to our economy". Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) supports the legislation, too. The government's attitude toward the bison started to change, though, when a former western rancher and conservationist became president. (more...)
Hidden Lake Beneath Antarctic Ice May Contain Numerous Life Forms Hidden Lake Beneath Antarctic Ice May Contain Numerous Life Forms
- May 01, 2016

The researchers will have a meeting in May to look over the data, so that they can begin testing their hypotheses about the lake and its channels. Researchers from China and the United States have recently flown over the region to collect ice penetrating radar data, which will likely confirm the features that lie beneath. (more...)
Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider Pop went the weasel and down went the Large Hadron Collider
- April 30, 2016

The head of press for CERN, Arnaud Marsollier, told NPR that the organization is "pretty sure" the down time was caused by the animal, since remains were found by the site of the incursion. Unfortunately for animal lovers, it is fair to say that the weasel in question is now very much an ex-weasel! In 2009, reports spread that a bird caused a power outage at the LHC by dropping a baguette on a substation, but now the LHC claims that might be a myth. (more...)
Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Instagram Apps Are Coming to Windows 10 Today
- April 29, 2016

The new Facebook App for Windows 10 offers deeper integration with the system than the Web version. While that platform has struggled to build a following, the desktop version of Windows 10 isn't going anywhere; if Microsoft can get enough big-name developers to build Windows 10 desktop apps, porting them to mobile is relatively simple. (more...)
The Legend Of Zelda Delayed Into 2017 With Nintendo NX Version Confirmed
- April 28, 2016

In a report to investors, Nintendo of Japan said the console would not be shown at E3 this year, but will have a separate unveiling later this year. Nintendo NX patent designs and fake news reigned supreme throughout the past year, giving a lot of anxious gamers only tiny morsels to chew on as a form of whetting their appetite. (more...)
SpaceX targets 2018 for first Mars mission SpaceX targets 2018 for first Mars mission
- April 28, 2016

A SpaceX spokesperson has informed Gizmodo that the Red Dragon's mission will help test the safety of landing large payloads on Mars. Details on the company's Mars mission are scarce at the moment, but Musk is expected to reveal more at the International Astronautical Conference this September, in Guadalajara, Mexico. (more...)
Ronny Deila issues rallying call after Celtic draw with Ross County Ronny Deila issues rallying call after Celtic draw with Ross County
- April 27, 2016

The Northern Irishman, who also enjoyed a trophy-laden playing career at Celtic, is fondly remembered on the green half of Glasgow after winning three Scottish Premiership titles and two Scottish Cups during his four-year stint as manager, leaving in 2014.Rangers striker Kenny Miller fired in the opening goal, with Celtic replying through an Erik Sviatchenko header. (more...)
Kasich campaign to give Cruz 'clear path' in Indiana Kasich campaign to give Cruz 'clear path' in Indiana
- April 26, 2016

Donald Trump: What are his actual policies? Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton held a private fundraiser in Albuquerque in June . More than 200 suggestions have been submitted since the school board voted to rename Robert E. The effect of the alliance should be that Cruz would win IN handily, and Kasich would do better than hitherto expected IN New Mexico and Oregon. Ted Cruz of Texas and Ohio Gov. (more...)