Wednesday May 24-th, 2017

Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases Justices make it easier for companies to defend patent cases

The answer is: considerably. The decision overturned a ruling a year ago by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a Washington-based patent court, that said patent suits are fair game anywhere a defendant company's products are sol...

NSA warned Microsoft about vulnerability connected to 'Wanna Cry' NSA warned Microsoft about vulnerability connected to 'Wanna Cry'

The market staged a dramatic rally on Wednesday, with prices climbing 4.2% to $1,789.78 at 7:43 a.m. ET, according to CoinDesk BPI. It demands users pay $ 300 worth of cryptocurrency Bitcoin to retrieve their files, though it warns that the payment w...

Microsoft offers free security fixes following global cyberattack

Information and support can be found on the NCSC website. The Windows vulnerability in question was purportedly identified by the NSA for its own intelligence-gathering purposes. South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported a university hospital had b...

Trusts were told about security patch last month — NHS cyberattack

Hospitals, major companies and government offices were among those that were badly affected. Both said Russian Federation was hit hardest. Government agencies and universities were among those hit as well as petrol stations, ATMs and hospitals, s...

Star Wars Day 2017: 'May the Fourth Be With You' Memes Star Wars Day 2017: 'May the Fourth Be With You' Memes

It was an instant classic. Costume parties, movie marathons and fun runs were among the special events being staged in NY and other cities worldwide on Star Wars Day . Star Wars fans were out "in force" at York Unleashed at York Racecourse, along...

Alibaba announces $6 billion buyback but misses EPS forecast Alibaba announces $6 billion buyback but misses EPS forecast

Alibaba's adjusted earnings per share (EPS) came in at 4.35 yuan ($0.63), below estimates of 4.48 yuan.The company's shares listed in NY were marked down 3.6 percent to $116.6 in pre-market trading.Revenue from digital media and entertainment busines...

Destiny 2 Gameplay Reveal Live Stream, Here's Where And How To Watch

After months of rumour and speculation, Bungie has finally revealed the Destiny 2 release date. Rallied to work together by Commander Zavala , the player character Guardian, alongside wise Warlock Ikora Rey and the Nathan Fillion-voiced comic reli...

David Ayer in Talks to Direct Universal's 'Scarface' David Ayer in Talks to Direct Universal's 'Scarface'

This new version of the gangster thriller has shifted locations from Miami to Los Angeles, and Ayer knows the dirty, gritty streets of modern day L.A.as well as any other current filmmaker. A Bluegrass Films and Global Produce production, the drama...

Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis

The continued advances in ballistic missile development and the insistence on enhancing its nuclear weapons capabilities has made North Korea a threat to its nearest northern neighbors, China and Russian Federation, not to mention the entire worl...

'Squeezable' phone arrives with the HTC U11 'Squeezable' phone arrives with the HTC U11

I've reached out to HTC and asked if the unlocked U11 will have these features on T-Mobile US, but haven't yet received a response.The new HTC U11 will be available in Amazing Silver, Sapphire Blue, Brilliant Black, Ice White, and Solar Red color o...

Google Avoids Genericide, Will Remain A Protected Trademark Google Avoids Genericide, Will Remain A Protected Trademark

Elliott sued Google in 2012 after the company sued the other plaintiff in this case, Chris Gillespie, for registering hundreds of domain names with "google" in them. Sure, nearly everyone may refer to searching for something online as "googling",...

Automakers settle deadly Takata airbag case for US$553m Automakers settle deadly Takata airbag case for US$553m

The legal battle over the deadly flaws in Takata air bags moved a step closer to resolution on Thursday when four automakers agreed to compensate owners of recalled cars. Manufacturers will provide a rental or loaner auto to any qualified owner, and ...

AT&T HTC One M9 now receiving Nougat update AT&T HTC One M9 now receiving Nougat update

But as promised, the HTC One M9 is still receiving its Android 7.0 Nougat update. Sadly, the AT&T website does not provide much information regarding what exactly is changed, only that it includes the same security patches from February. But that cha...

Google, HTC and Lenovo Join Forces To Create Standalone Daydream VR Headsets

Google is ramping up its work on virtual and augmented reality (VR and AR respectively) with its Daydream platform, having added support for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and revealed partnerships with Lenovo and HTC to build standalone headsets. Aside from ...

OnePlus 5 Summer Launch Date Reportedly Confirmed OnePlus 5 Summer Launch Date Reportedly Confirmed

The upcoming OnePlus smartphone was earlier said to sport a vertical dual-camera module at the centre of rear panel, but it's now said to have a horizontal dual-camera module on the top left corner. The leak also suggests that, like its prede...

Microsoft says cyberattack should be wake up call for governments

In its latest update on the incident, Europol said it was the "largest ransomware attack observed in history". On Sunday, experts are urged organizations and companies to update their operating systems immediately to make sure they're not vulnera...

WannaCry Ransomware: Microsoft Calls Out NSA For 'Stockpiling' Vulnerabilities

Microsoft Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith launched a blistering attack on the NSA and governments worldwide, equating the ransomware attack with the US military allowing the theft of a Tomahawk missile cache. Thus, it collected and processed a series ...

Google and Lyft are teaming up to kill Uber Google and Lyft are teaming up to kill Uber

Waymo , a unit of Google parent Alphabet Inc., said it welcomed the order stopping Uber from using "stolen documents containing trade secrets developed by Waymo through years of research". Alsup didn't say what the prosecutors should do when he rec...

Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks Are you protected? How to avoid ransomware attacks

There are fears of more "ransomware" attacks as people begin work on Monday, although few have been reported so far. The attack had hit more than 200,000 hospitals, corporations, government agencies and other organizations in 150 countries by Monda...

GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak' GOP lawmaker cautions health care bill is Obamacare 'tweak'

Numerous health problems will qualify as pre-existing conditions, which further impacts both availability and affordability. It allows states to drop mandatory coverage requirements on insurance companies. And the north country deserves better: bette...

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