Russian postal service 'hit by WannaCry'

BBC TECH - 35 min 32 sec ago
Three employees claim service still suffering from the effects of the global ransomware attack. denies exploiting users' DNA

BBC TECH - 45 min 22 sec ago
The genealogy service says it is changing its terms and conditions after being criticised.

Japan lender Mizuho to launch fintech venture

TECHNEWS - 59 min 10 sec ago
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group will start a venture next month to create new businesses using "fintech," an executive said, joining a global race in financial technology that threatens to unsettle traditional players.

'Thousands' of known bugs found in pacemaker code

BBC TECH - 59 min 11 sec ago
Thousands of bugs have been found in the code used to keep pacemakers functioning, say researchers

Global chat platform Kik to launch digital currency

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 1 min ago
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Kik Interactive, which created the chat platform Kik, said on Thursday it was launching a crypto-currency or token called Kin that would enable customers to use a whole range of digital services.

Apple's Ive: UK needs global talent post-Brexit

BBC TECH - 4 hours 40 min ago
The UK should keep its doors open to global talent after Brexit, Sir Jonathan Ive tells the BBC.

Some Uber and Lyft riders are giving up their own cars: Reuters/Ipsos poll

TECHNEWS - 4 hours 49 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Wally Nowinski got his first car when he turned 16 in Michigan, the home of the U.S. auto industry. But after two years of living in New York City, he sold his wheels, using ride services, carsharing and bike sharing to get around.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg returns to Harvard as commencement speaker

TECHNEWS - 5 hours 57 min ago
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Reuters) - One of Harvard University's most famous dropouts, Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg, returns on Thursday to the Ivy League school to address its graduating class.

Boeing designs spaceplane for US government

SKY TECH - 6 hours 4 min ago
Designs for an unmanned, reusable spaceplane have been commissioned by America's Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency.

Apple's Jonathan Ive says immigration vital for UK firms

BBC TECH - 6 hours 21 min ago
Sir Jonathan Ive says Britain must keep its doors open to top talent if tech firms are to thrive.

Computer wins 2nd game against Chinese go champion

AP TECH - 6 hours 34 min ago
WUZHEN, China (AP) -- A computer beat China's top player of go, one of the last games machines have yet to master, for a second time Thursday in a competition authorities limited the Chinese public's ability to see....

Google AI defeats human Go champion

BBC TECH - 7 hours 53 min ago
Chinese Go player Ke Jie has lost two games of Go to Google's artificial intelligence.

Bomb-making guides 'openly available on social media'

SKY TECH - 8 hours 3 min ago
Manuals on making terror devices, including nail bombs and the chemical agent ricin, have been found to be openly available on Facebook and YouTube.

Fitness trackers 'poor at measuring calories burned'

BBC TECH - 8 hours 25 min ago
But they are accurate at measuring heart rate, a study of seven devices has found.

Facebook's Zuckerberg to give Harvard graduation speech

AP TECH - 8 hours 38 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Mark Zuckerberg is giving a commencement address at Harvard, where he dropped out 12 years ago to focus on Facebook....

Google's Alpha Go beats Chinese master again to clinch series win

TECHNEWS - 9 hours 50 min ago
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Google's artificial intelligence program, AlphaGo, beat Chinese Go master Ke Jie for a second time on Thursday, taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in a best of three series meant to test the limits of computers in taking on humans at complex tasks.

Bahrain, Egypt block Al-Jazeera websites amid Qatar dispute

AP TECH - 10 hours 4 min ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Bahrain and Egypt on Thursday apparently joined Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in blocking access to websites run by the pan-Arab satellite network Al-Jazeera, part of a growing regional dispute with Qatar after an alleged hack of its state-run news agency....

Newly discovered vulnerability raises fears of another WannaCry

TECHNEWS - 10 hours 49 min ago
SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said on Thursday.

Rocket Lab: New Zealand space launch is first from a private site

BBC TECH - 10 hours 56 min ago
The test launch is a step towards sending small satellites into orbit for cheap on a frequent basis.

China's Lenovo fourth-quarter profit falls 41 percent, beats estimates

TECHNEWS - 11 hours 30 min ago
HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Lenovo Group Ltd , the world's largest personal computer maker, on Thursday posted a 41 percent drop in fourth-quarter profit at a time of sluggish PC demand.

India's Infosys touts plan to hire Americans in face of visa pressures

TECHNEWS - 11 hours 40 min ago
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Infosys Ltd, the India-based computer services giant, on Wednesday touted its new strategy to hire and train 10,000 American workers over the next two years at the company's annual leadership meeting in San Francisco.

Brazilian ride-hailing app 99 raises $100 million from SoftBank

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 22:44
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp agreed to invest $100 million in Brazilian ride-hailing app 99, the startup said on Wednesday, capping off a fund-raising round totaling more than $200 million.

Exclusive: Facebook signs BuzzFeed, Vox, others for original video shows - sources

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:44
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has signed deals with millennial-focused news and entertainment creators Vox Media, BuzzFeed, ATTN, Group Nine Media and others to make shows for its upcoming video service, which will feature long and short-form content with ad breaks, according to several sources familiar with the situation.

House OKs bill making nude photo sharing in military a crime

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 21:10
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House has unanimously approved legislation that makes it a crime for U.S. service members to distribute intimate photos or videos of people without first getting their consent....

Need cash? Facebook expands personal fundraising tools

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 19:10
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook is expanding its fundraising tools that let users ask friends and strangers to give them money to help pay for education, medical or other expenses....

Robot police officer goes on duty in Dubai

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 18:48
People will be able to use it to report crimes, pay fines and get information in Arabic and English.

Serena Williams takes on new challenge in Silicon Valley

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:52
The tennis player has been appointed to the board of SurveyMonkey and pledged to fight for diversity.

Exclusive: Wannacry hits Russian postal service, exposes wider security shortcomings

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:35
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware last week and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign.

Revamped Nokia 3310 goes on sale in UK

SKY TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 17:31
A retro revamp of Nokia's famous 3310 handset has gone on sale today, retailing for around £50.

Bitcoin soars above $2,400 to all-time high

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:39
(Reuters) - Digital currency bitcoin hit a fresh record high on Wednesday, surging above $2,400, as demand for crypto-assets soared with the creation of new tokens to raise funding for start-ups using blockchain technology.

Airlines have rules about taking photos, video on planes

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 16:14
DALLAS (AP) -- Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month....

Serena Williams accepts a new challenge - in Silicon Valley

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 15:20
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Tennis star Serena Williams has 39 Grand Slam titles, four Olympic medals, major endorsement deals and her own line of clothing and accessories. Now she is embarking on a new mission: She says wants to help tech companies diversify their workforces and solve one of the industry's most vexing problems....

Wales flag emoji arrives on tablets and smartphones

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:51
Technology companies will now be able to introduce the flag to their software.

Nokia 3310 sparks wave of nostalgia as it goes on sale

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:30
Experts say its success will depend on how much people are willing to pay to indulge their nostalgia.

Google plans to track credit card spending

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:13
A new product from Google will link the clicks on ads with offline spend to prove digital ads work.

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 14:08
BEIJING (AP) -- Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it....

Germany says makes progress with China on electric car quotas

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:58
BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany has made good progress with China on how to introduce quotas aimed at producing more electric vehicles, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday, adding that more details needed to be worked out.

China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors....

China blocks online broadcast of computer go match

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 13:54
BEIJING (AP) -- Internet users outside China watched a computer defeat its national go champion, but few Chinese web surfers could see it....

Transaction app Alipay launches first non-yuan version in Hong Kong

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 12:35
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese online and mobile payment platform Alipay on Wednesday launched in Hong Kong its first app to handle transactions not denominated in the yuan currency, moving closer to its ambition of widening currency payment options.

Israel takes on UberNight in latest legal battle for Uber

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:59
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Uber faces a legal challenge in Israel, adding to the list of places where it is under scrutiny, after the country alleged unauthorized drivers were illegally paid using its network for a new car pooling app the company is piloting.

Japan's SoftBank to appoint heads of overseas units as board members

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:39
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Wednesday it plans to appoint heads of key overseas subsidiaries to the group's board of directors, as the Japanese firm's business focus moves away from its domestic market.

Microsoft to buy cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million: report

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:35
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Microsoft has agreed to acquire cyber security firm Hexadite for $100 million, Israeli financial news website Calcalist reported on Wednesday.

Digital currencies hit record highs

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 11:07
Why digital currencies are hitting record highs.

China shuts some live streaming sites, punishes companies

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 10:40
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese authorities have punished dozens of companies involved in live online broadcasting and shut down numerous hosting platforms for showing content that was pornographic, related to gambling or involved content considered superstitious and harmful to minors....

Airlines do limit what you can photograph, video on flights

AP TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:26
DALLAS (AP) -- Without the shocking video, it's unlikely that the world would have learned or cared about the violent manhandling of a 69-year-old man on a plane last month....

Dubai's Emaar buys Namshi stake after Amazon buys

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:13
DUBAI/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dubai's Emaar Malls will buy a 51 percent stake in e-commerce fashion website Namshi from Germany's Rocket Internet for $151 million as competition for technology deals heats up in the Middle East.

'Clash of Clans' maker Supercell buys majority stake in UK's Space Ape

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 09:08
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile game maker Supercell has acquired a majority stake in London-based game studio Space Ape, the British company said on its website.

Battle hardened eastern European tech entrepreneurs draw global interest

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 08:02
PRAGUE (Reuters) - Tech entrepreneurs in central and southeastern European, many of whom already have experience of launching their own businesses, are now having more success at enticing global investors the second time around.

India's electric vehicles push likely to benefit Chinese car makers

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 03:36
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's ambitious plan to push electric vehicles at the expense of other technologies could benefit Chinese car makers seeking to enter the market, but is worrying established automakers in the country who have so far focused on making hybrid models.

Brazil appeals court rules Uber driver not entitled to benefits

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:58
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - A Brazil appeals court on Tuesday ruled that a driver working for Uber via its ride-hailing app is not an employee of the San Francisco-based company and therefore not entitled to workers' benefits, overturning an earlier lower court decision.

Just A Baby app matches hopeful parents

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:15
A new dating app lets people search for sperm and egg donors, surrogate mothers and lovers.

Wearable tech latest must-have for China's proud pet owners

TECHNEWS - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:11
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Electronic device makers such as Hong Kong-listed SUGA and other start-ups are looking to cash-in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders.

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?

BBC TECH - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 01:10
Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day.

Patent plaintiffs see way around U.S. Supreme Court ruling

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 22:08
(Reuters) - Corporations are cheering a U.S. Supreme Court decision limiting where they can be sued for patent infringement, but some intellectual property lawyers say loopholes in the ruling likely mean lawsuits will continue to be filed in plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions.

Uber inadvertently underpaid New York City drivers for over two years

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 20:54
(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Tuesday it underpaid its New York City drivers for the past two-and-a-half years, an error that could cost the ride-hailing company tens of millions of dollars.

Samsung S8 'eye security' fooled by photo

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:18
Iris-scanning technology on the Galaxy S8 is spoofed using a photograph and a contact lens.

BlackBerry shares jump on hopes for growth in security, auto markets

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 17:09
TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd's Toronto-listed shares surged 8.5 percent on Tuesday as investors raised expectations that the technology company's cyber security and automotive software will post strong growth, an analyst said.

EU states approve plans to make social media firms tackle hate speech

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:53
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union ministers approved plans on Tuesday to make social media companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google's YouTube tackle hate speech on their platforms, the first legislation at EU level on the issue.

Delivery Hero set to list before summer break: sources

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:37
BERLIN (Reuters) - Online food takeaway firm Delivery Hero is set to float before the summer break in a deal valuing one of Europe's biggest start-ups at up to 4 billion euros ($4.5 billion), people close to the matter said on Tuesday.

Altice explores entry into U.S. wireless business: executive

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Altice USA, the cable operator that arose from Netherlands-based Altice NV's acquisitions of Cablevision Systems Corp and Suddenlink Communications, is exploring ways to enter the wireless business as rival cable companies prepare their own mobile services, its chief executive said.

Hackers foil Samsung's iris security feature

SKY TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:30
The Samsung S8's iris recognition security feature has been shown to be easily bypassed with "basic tools" by German hackers.

Fidelity to allow clients to see digital currencies on website

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 16:11
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments will allow its clients to see their holdings of bitcoin and other virtual currencies held on digital asset exchange Coinbase on the company's website, said Chief Executive Abigail Johnson on Tuesday.

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:54
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google already monitors your online shopping - but now it's also keeping an eye on what you're buying in real-world stores as part of its latest effort to sell more digital advertising....

Microsoft launches new Surface Pro

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:43
It's being claimed the tablet is 2.5 times faster than the Pro 3, with a battery that will last 70% longer.

Google aims to connect online ads to real-world sales

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:42
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Google is keeping an eye on what you're buying offline in addition to monitoring your online shopping in its latest attempt to sell more digital advertising....

Microsoft Surface gets battery boost, more viewing angles

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 15:04
NEW YORK (AP) -- Microsoft is refreshing its Surface Pro tablet with longer battery life and more viewing angles for the screen....

BofA, HSBC, Intel, others invest $107 million in blockchain startup R3

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:48
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Financial and technology companies led by Bank of America Corp , SBI Holdings Inc , HSBC Holdings Plc , Intel Corp and Temasek Holdings have invested $107 million in R3 CEV, a startup which runs a big bank consortium seeking to develop blockchain technology, it said on Tuesday.

Telecoms giant Huawei enters PC market, battling Lenovo, HP, Dell

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:46
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese network and smartphone giant Huawei [HWT.UL] said on Tuesday it plans a global expansion into computers, posing a fresh challenge to established PC players in a market that has suffered from two years of steady sales volume declines.

WannaCry attack: Suspicion of N Korea deepens

SKY TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 14:06
More evidence has been found linking North Korea to the global cyberattack that caused an IT meltdown in the NHS earlier this month.

Expedia begins offering online booking for hotels in Cuba

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:34
HAVANA (Reuters) - U.S. online travel services company Expedia said on Tuesday it had started offering online booking for hotels in Communist-run Cuba, hoping to capitalize on a boom in tourism to the Caribbean island.

Take-Two's full-year revenue forecast hit by delay of 'Red Dead' game

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:12
(Reuters) - Take-Two Interactive Software Inc on Tuesday forecast full-year revenue well below analysts' estimates as it pushed out the launch of its highly anticipated Western action-adventure "Red Dead" videogame to spring 2018 from fall 2017.

Online insurer Fabric launches life coverage for New York parents

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:04
(Reuters) - Fabric, a web-based insurance agency that promises new parents accidental death coverage in two minutes, opened for business in New York on Tuesday following the state's approval of its key product, the company said.

Apple and Nokia to 'co-operate' after settling patent row

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 13:03
The two technology firms have ended a dispute over the use of Nokia's patents.

Altice to group all operations under a single brand by mid-2018

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:58
PARIS (Reuters) - Telecoms and cable holding company Altice will group all its operations under its current name by mid-2018, including its French unit SFR Group, which has lost customers and suffered from poor brand perception lately.

Google's AI takes on champion in fresh Go challenge

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:57
Google's AI system AlphaGo wins the first of three matches against Go world champion Ke Jie.

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things'

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 12:25
Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers.

WannaCry attack 'linked' to North Korea hacking group

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:57
Tools that helped WannaCry spread were also used in attacks linked to North Korea, says security firm.

Apple in talks to expand India production capacity: minister

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 10:20
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Apple Inc wants to expand its contract manufacturer's facility in the southern Indian tech hub of Bengaluru, a federal minister said on Tuesday, as the iPhone maker seeks a bigger share in one of the world's biggest smartphone markets.

Huawei narrows gap with Samsung, Apple in smartphone sales: Gartner

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:45
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - China's Huawei [HWT.UL] has narrowed the gap with its two biggest competitors Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics in global smartphone sales, first-quarter data from research firm Gartner showed on Tuesday.

Computer starts go match against Chinese champion

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:14
WUZHEN, China (AP) -- A computer that plays go has started a match against China's No. 1 player in a test of whether artificial intelligence can master one of the last games that machines have yet to dominate....

China seeks safe steering of bike-sharing boom to clear cluttered streets

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:09
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has published draft guidelines to regulate the booming bicycle-sharing industry whose firms have raised hundreds of millions in dollars in funding but have cluttered up sidewalks with bikes.

Nokia settles patent dispute with Apple

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 09:07
HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's Nokia said on Tuesday it has settled its patent dispute with Apple and also signed a business collaboration deal with the U.S. company.

Google's AlphaGo takes on Chinese Go master in best of three matches

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 08:53
BEIJING (Reuters) - Google's artificial intelligence program AlphaGo took on the Chinese world number one of ancient board game Go on Tuesday, the second time it has gone head-to-head with a master Go player in a public showdown.

China's LeEco to slash U.S. jobs amid global pull-back: source

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:45
TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's embattled LeEco aims to cut its U.S. workforce to as few as 60 people from around 500 earlier this year, as the Netflix-to-Tesla-like group streamlines global operations to shake off a cash crunch, a person with knowledge of the plan said.

Hong Kong police arrest 21 Uber drivers

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:41
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police on Tuesday arrested 21 Uber drivers for illegal car-hiring as part of an ongoing clamp down against Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] operations in the Asian financial city.

TransferWise offers foreign currency business accounts, debit cards

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 06:03
NEW YORK (Reuters) - London-based startup TransferWise has launched a new service in the UK and Europe that will make it easier for small businesses to keep money and get paid in more than 15 currencies, as the company branches beyond its core money transfer business.

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 05:24
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's leader promised a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades....

Indian digital payments firm Paytm launches niche payments bank

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:45
MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian digital payments firm Paytm launched a niche payments bank on Tuesday, aiming to acquire 500 million customers in the next three years, the company said in a statement.

Sony chief promises profitability, but is short on specifics

AP TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 04:44
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's leader is promising a comeback for the Japanese electronics and entertainment company having its best profitability in two decades....

Cuban revolution

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:35
As the internet becomes more widespread in Cuba, online start-ups are emerging. But challenges remain.

Amazon adds live TV channels to Prime Video

BBC TECH - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:31
Live channels including Eurosport and Discovery will be offered for an extra fee.

Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

TECHNEWS - Tue, 05/23/2017 - 01:05
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Cyber security firm Symantec said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.

Take-Two pushes 'Red Dead' launch to next year, shares sink

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 23:24
(Reuters) - Rockstar Games, the videogame studio owned by Take-Two Interactive Software Inc, said on Monday the launch of its highly-awaited Western action-adventure videogame, "Red Dead Redemption 2", would be pushed to spring next year.

Glencore predicts OPEC insulated from electric vehicle impact

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 22:11
ZUG, Switzerland (Reuters) - OPEC nations that deliver some of the lowest cost production will be relatively insulated from an early peak in oil demand caused by any faster-than-expected roll-out of electric vehicles, Glencore's chairman said on Monday.

U.N.'s North Korea sanctions monitors hit by 'sustained' cyber attack

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:49
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations experts investigating violations of sanctions on North Korea have suffered a "sustained" cyber attack by unknown hackers with "very detailed insight" into their work, according to an email warning seen by Reuters on Monday.

Toyota, tech firms explore blockchain for driverless cars

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:33
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Toyota Research Institute, a wholly owned unit of Toyota Motor North America, said on Monday it has teamed up with MIT Media lab and five other companies to explore blockchain technology for the development of driverless cars.

Ancient fossils suggest missing link was European

SKY TECH - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:14
The birthplace of modern man may have been the eastern Mediterranean, rather than Africa, according to scientists studying newly discovered ancient fossils of a tooth and lower jawbone.

Ukrainian hacker gets prison in U.S. insider trading case

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 21:04
(Reuters) - A Ukrainian computer hacker was sentenced on Monday to 2-1/2 years in prison over his role in a global scheme to conduct insider trading based on stolen, yet-to-be-published corporate news releases, U.S. prosecutors said.

Indian automakers say proposed tax could make hybrids unviable

TECHNEWS - Mon, 05/22/2017 - 20:02
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian automakers will this week urge the government to lower a proposed sales tax on hybrid vehicles, as they fear the planned rate could make development of the technology unviable, industry sources and executives told Reuters on Monday.