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Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

There's also the possibility of even more risky Shadow Broker releases in the coming months. Things might take a turn for the worst because the collective hacking group known as The Shadow Brokers has revealed that they will be releasing more zero-day bugs and exploits.

Ford using first over-the-air software updates to its 2016 cars

Android Auto is already available on all 2017 models, and this update brings the platform to around 800,000 additional vehicles. If you own a 2016 Ford vehicle or truck, some new smartphone/infotainment goodness is now coming your way.

Stars Wars fans say, 'May the 4th be with you'

In Taiwan's capital, fans took the day off from work to pose in costume for photographs at landmarks such as the Taipei 101 tower and the Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hall. On Twitter, the agency posted a photo of a huge Star Destroyer spaceship crashed on the surface of fictitious planet Jakku, with an FAA investigator standing next to it.

UK May's Conservatives hold 18 point poll lead - Survation

Labour has promised to invest a further £37bn in the NHS in England over the course of the next parliament if it wins power at the upcoming election. The only movers are Labour , who have gained one percentage point and moved from 30% to 31%.

Mobile's latest smartphone deal is one of the best yet

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 32GB is expected to be launched for Rs 14,900 in India, according to Mahesh Khatri of Mahesh Telecom, a Mumbai-based mobile phone retailer. You can also capture your attractive selfies with its 5 MP front-facing camera . You can also secure your phone by using its fingerprint scanner. As of now we do not have an idea on when Samsung would release this device.

Bromwich, Proctor out of World Cup

He was also required to donate his test fee to a charity. "Clearly we have to look at our code of conduct and we'll be making adjustments to that where it's need it, " Kidwell said. New Zealand Rugby League has now taken the decision the pair will not be selected for the upcoming World Cup and coach Kidwell has admitted he has been shocked by the recent incident.

Didi completes $5.5 billion raise, Gett gets Juno

Didi Chuxing, the Chinese equivalent of Uber, has closed a US$5.5 billion funding round. Last month it officially opened a lab researching artificial intelligence-related driving technologies in Silicon Valley in the US. Didi will use some of the money from the latest fund-raising exercise to expand overseas. "With the launch of Didi Labs in Mountain View in California earlier this year, the company continues to attract the industry's top minds and explore investment opportunities in core ...

Unboxing: Here's everything that comes with the BlackBerry Keyone

We heard earlier that the BlackBerry KeyOne is now available in the United Kingdom with Selfridges and now TCL has announced that the handset will launch in the U.S. The BlackBerry KeyOne smartphone will be available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada starting next month, according to a press release from TCL , the device's manufacturer.

First Humans Arrived in Americas 130000 Years Ago, Controversial Study Claims

But a study almost 25 years in the making in this week's Nature finds that the 130,000-year-old bones of a mastodon, an extinct relative of the mammoth, unearthed in California were split open with blows from rocks. "The bones and several teeth show clear signs of having been deliberately broken by humans with manual dexterity and experiential knowledge", Holen said in a press release.

Call Of Duty: WWII Official Trailer Released

Call of Duty: WW II will also offer a co-op campaign that is reportedly separate from the single-player story. Multiplayer will follow the same European Theater focus between 1944 and 1945, and will likely take place in numerous same regions as the singleplayer campaign.

A State Department Website Plugs Mar-a-Lago Resort

In a markedly promotional blog post from April 5 that could eventually benefit the President's bottom line, should it spur membership or foreign visits, the embassy writes that the property has "become well known as the President frequently travels there to work or host foreign leaders".

Moto X 2017 Images leaked; Reveal Front Flash and Fingerprint Scanner

Well, to recall, this is not actually the first time that we have come across speculations about the Moto X (2017) model, as rumours and leaks about the device have been making rounds on the web for quite some time now. This Moto X (2017 ) should also make a good buy for people who look for a pocket-friendly phone. The device nearly resembles Moto G5. Apple took the lead on this, however, the Moto X 2017 is not going to follow that trend.

Tropical Depression Forms in Atlantic, Expected to Dissipate

According to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center, Arlene is not expected to pose any threat to land and as of 5:00 p.m. A subtropical depression in the Central Atlantic became the first tropical depression of 2017 Thursday, officials with the National Hurricane Center in Miami said.

McDonald's Workers Held Facebook Killer's Fries so Cops Could Catch Him

McDonald's staff tipped off police about the location of Facebook killer Steve Stephens after he ordered 20 Chicken McNuggets. She said even after they parted she was still trying to get him to reach out for help with a gambling habit. Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that Stephens, 37, fatally shot himself following a nationwide manhunt. The WKYC Facebook page has been filled with people thanking and congratulating the McDonald's employee for their bravery.

International Monetary Fund raises China growth forecast to 6.6% this year, 6.2% in 2018

The world financial body in a release yesterday by its Economic Counsellor and Director of the Research Department, Maurice Obstfeld, said the momentum in the global economy has been building since the middle of last year, "allowing us to reaffirm our earlier forecasts of higher global growth this year and next".

BJP yet to be at its peak, says Amit Shah

After spending some time at the Raj Bhavan, he would directly move to the Janata Maidan to attend the party's national executive meet. Bhubaneswar: Setting a new target for party leaders and workers, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah said on Saturday that despite being in power at the centre and in 13 states, the party is yet to achieve its peak and urged them to devote themselves to the cause.

Nintendo Offers $20K for Hacking a Switch

Although the event is supposed to focus on Arms and Splatoon 2, there's always a chance that some 3DS or other Switch news will also sneak into the lineup. Read our Nintendo Switch review. "We were due for a pre-E3 Nintendo Direct". According to reports , the upcoming " Splatoon " sequel will come out with the same team-based action of the original game where players will be equipped with guns that shoot inks to defeat their opponents.

Official Support for Windows Vista Ends April 11

Windows XP is now kaput as of the 8th April 2017, and Vista's extended support is cut as of tomorrow, the 11th April 2017. Well, Vista users can opt to continue to use an increasingly unsafe operating system, or they can upgrade their PC to a newer Microsoft OS.

National Democratic Alliance to fight 2019 Lok Sabha elections under Modi's leadership

Sources said Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu, and his Jammu and Kashmir counterpart Mehbooba Mufti will attend the meeting, as will other prominent party leaders. Thackeray also praised the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh for farm loan waiver but insisted that the BJP dispensation in Maharashtra follow suit given the agrarian tragedy and hardship in the state.

Neuville on cusp of Corsica win as Hyundai goes 1-2

Sunday's ninth and penultimate stage — a long 54-kilometer (33-mile) trek from Antisanti to Poggio di Nazza — gave Ogier an opportunity to close the gap on Neuville. Sordo who finished the rally on third in his i20 had 13.6sec in hand over Jari-Matti Latvala of Toyota. Ogier now has 88 points to Latvala's 75 with Neuville moving up to third on 54.

Ford puts babies to sleep with car-simulating cradle

Ford has designed and built a crib that simulates auto journeys to help your baby fall asleep. Inspired, and armed with that knowledge, Ford went to work on something that is atypical of them: a smart baby crib . "All you have to do is record (on a dedicated mobile application, NDLR) all the traffic conditions of your route", Ford announces . The base of the crib slowly rocks from side to side, simulating the sensation of a moving auto.

Jumping Jupiter! Hubble Space Telescope gives giant planet its super-close-up

While Jupiter will be closest to Earth on Friday evening, we will be treated to similar views of the planet over the next few weeks. "So if you have binoculars and a small telescope, you might even see the small moons of Jupiter". Thaller added that the Hubble telescope is also taking advantage of Jupiter's relatively close proximity and sending back some dramatic new images.

Comcast goes into U.S. wireless business with unlimited data plans

Comcast says it will add that option sometime in the future. If unlimited data doesn't sound necessary, Comcast will offer a " By the Gig " plan that costs $12 per GB of data. However, Comcast may wait to see if Sprint and T-Mobile merge, which could ease fierce competition in the wireless industry. It'll run on Verizon's 4G LTE network and will be available to Comcast customers soon.

Cassini probe set to begin 'Grand Finale' dive into Saturn's atmosphere

Over the last 13 years, NASA's Cassini orbiter has conducted some of the most important science around Saturn and its moons. "The Grand Finale is a brand-new mission", said Linda Spilker, Cassini project scientist at JPL. Some material from Saturn's rings is always falling toward the surface of the planet, and at the speeds Cassini is traveling, a particle the size of a grain of sand could seriously damage the spacecraft.

YouTube goes live with $35 internet TV service

For now, the service is just available in LA, New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, and the San Francisco Bay Area. And as is the case with many of Google's services, YouTube TV can be cast to a Chromecast-enabled device like your TV. And there's lots of competition at hand - Hulu is reportedly developing its own bundle of channels available by streaming, joining services already offered by DirecTV Now, Dish Network's Sling TV and PlayStation Vue.

Mississippi State's 'intensity, heart' snaps UConn's 111-straight wins

Just like the 1980 USA men's Olympic hockey that upset the heavily favored Soviet Union team on way to the gold medal, Mississippi State (34-4) still has one more game to play after ending UConn's 111-game winning streak. "Maybe we're just not ready for this". It wouldn't be until the fourth quarter that the Huskies would get back to "UConn basketball", rallying from a 16-point deficit-the team's biggest during their entire NCAA record streak-to take the lead 59-56.

Bungie announces Destiny 2 with logo teasing destruction of The Last City

We also know now that while you won't be able to transfer your progress from the first game, you will indeed be allowed to port your appearance. Back in February, Activision teased the prospect of a sequel to 2013′ Destiny , but without going into much detail.

Rainy, Foggy, Cloudy & Mild

There's plenty of showers and foggy spots Monday morning. Highs will be in the low- to mid-40s. Breezy northwest winds will build throughout the day, gusting to 25 to 30 miles per hour at times. Highs in the low 50s (11 degrees Celsius). Rain showers continue into Thursday morning. After chances for rain this past weekend and on Monday , we do expect a few dry days in the work week.

French Far-Right Presidential Hopeful Le Pen Strengthens Positions in Run-Off

She has previously called for closer ties with the Russian leader and approved of Moscow's annexation of Crimea in 2014. Le Pen is an advocate for lifting sanctions imposed against Russian Federation after its 2014 invasion of Ukraine and for France pulling out of the European Union, both of which would further Putin's economic and geopolitical goals.

Earth Hour 2017 Brings Global Blackout

Previous year over 150 countries across the world, switched off their lights for an hour to support action to create a sustainable future for the planet. The United Nations this evening dimmed the lights at its iconic Headquarters complex in NY and other facilities around the world in observance of the tenth annual 'Earth Hour , ' global event to put the spotlight on the issues facing the planet and to inspire millions across the world to live more sustainably.