Sci-tech

'SA affected in global cyberattack'

Megafon, a Russian telecommunications company, was also hit by the attack. Cybersecurity firm Avast said it had identified more than 75,000 ransomware attacks...


Major cyber attack hits sites worldwide

The most disruptive attacks were reported in Britain, where hospitals and clinics were forced to turn away patients after losing access to computers. Cyber ex...


China's Xi discusses nuclear issue with new S.Korean president

The "Comprehensive Engagement Policy towards North Korea" was announced in 1998. In a speech at the National Assembly hours after being declared the victor of...


Houston Texans Select Deshaun Watson: Rapid Draft Grade

North Carolina's Mitch Trubisky and Texas Tech's Patrick Mahomes II went second and 10th overall, respectively, but when the Houston Texas traded up to no. ...


U.S. spy satellite launched into space by Elon Musk's SpaceX

Instead, we got to watch the first stage of the rocket spend eight minutes returning to Landing Zone 1. SpaceX wants to become a major launch service pr...


Microsoft unveils new Surface laptop featuring Windows 10 S

Applications are verified for safety by Microsoft and run "in a safe container", he added, a security-enhancing tactic that blocks threats and prevents data l...


Google Pixel 'Taimen' Device Spotted in Benchmark Listings

All the three devices will differ in screen size and battery capacity. This Benchmarking platform says nothing about the detailed specification of the device. F...


Alleged leaked NSA tool used to attack hospitals with Windows ransomware

Tens of thousands of computers in 99 countries have been infected in a global cyberattack. Following the leak of NSA tools, Bambenek told ABC News that he had...


Taiwan among world's top targets in massive ransomware attack

Jakub Kroustek of the security firm Avast said in a blog post update around 2000 GMT, "We are now seeing more than 75,000 detections... in 99 countries ". "A...


Comey furious at lack of respect White House showed, sources say

Spicer, Sanders, Pence and other top White House officials have vigorously denied that the FBI's Russian Federation investigation was part of the president's ...


Macron election: French ex-PM Manuel Valls wants to join En Marche

Mr Macron's campaign members Christophe Castaner and Benjamin Griveaux said Mr Valls is welcome but would have to go through the regular application process. Gu...


Rare French Flowers Destroyed in Australian Quarantine Drama

Recently, a collection of lichen specimens from New Zealand's Allan Herbarium en route to the Australian National Herbarium in Canberra was also destroyed by bi...


Tillerson Signs Arctic Climate Change Declaration

Environmental groups praised the inclusion of best practices to reduce carbon emissions, but took issue with the single mention of the Paris climate accord, an ...


Microsoft unveils update to Windows, with brand new design and features

Microsoft is also trying to make its Cortana virtual assistant more useful on non-Windows devices. The file picker will automatically open the file from within...


Investors Catching Stocks Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (BRCD)

Calvert Investment Management Incorporated owns 0.01% invested in Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan has investe...


It's hat affair this Mother's Day

God has given to mothers , and to fathers, the responsibility to teach and guide our children toward him. It is often seen as a secondary role in the scheme of...


WhatsApp Has Added Encryption to Apple iCloud Backups

The company in question, Oxygen Forensics, told Forbes its workaround only works for a specific scenario whereby it has access to a SIM card with the same mob...


Chinese diplomat comments on Silk Road Economic Belt project's first results

Launched almost four years ago, the plan aims to pump hundreds of billions of dollars into railways, roads, ports and other projects across Asia, Africa and Eur...


United Nations climate talks kick off in Bonn

With the rest of the world waiting for finality ever since, the new president has said he will make his decision before the next G7 meeting on May 26-27 in Si...


US, China Strike Trade Deal

The 10-point initial agreement is part of a 100-day plan to resolve trade imbalances reached by Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping during their summit e...


NHS hospitals hacked: Operations cancelled after cyberattack

Your browser doesn't recognise available video formats. Staff were forced to revert to pen and paper and use their own mobiles after the attack affected key s...


Man Utd edged Celta Vigo to reach Europa League final

Marouane Fellaini's goal in the first half proved decisive in the end, while United had to dig deep late in the game when Facundo Roncaglia equalised on the n...


Life on land originated 580 million years earlier than thought

Warm and bubbling with vital minerals, deep sea hydrothermal vents are often thought to be the earliest places on Earth that could harbor life. Researchers ma...


Microsoft makes Visual Studio for Mac generally available

This capability can help streamline the iOS app development process, and in turn, let organizations bring apps to end users quicker and with fewer issues off th...


Dozens of countries hit by huge cyberextortion attack, including US

CNN has not independently confirmed that number. The NHS is bracing for a weekend of chaos after a cyberattack forced hospitals to close wards, turn away pati...


Raiders of the Broken Planet

Raiders of the Broken Planet is an episodic campaign game, which does not yet have an official release date for its first chapter, but it will present a new be...


CERN launches new accelerator to help boost data output

This is a great feat for researchers worldwide, since Linac 4 will power up the High-Luminosity LHC, making it possible to measure fundamental particles with ...


Trump warns Comey not to leak conversations

Multiple outlets have reported that Trump asked Comey for his loyalty at a private dinner in January but that the then-FBI director "declined to make that ple...


Three-way fight for Real Madrid striker?

With Madrid failing to offer him the role that he expected to have when he returned last summer, an exit is looking more and more likely, and that will certainl...


Cyberattack Hits England's National Health Service With Ransom Demands

England's National Health Service is scrambling to respond to a large cyberattack that has crippled its ability to treat patients, after computer users in the p...


Full moon names for May

The full moon in May is most commonly known as the Full Flower Moon . It will appear full to the casual observer for about a day before and after. The actual...


SpaceX Tests Falcon Heavy, the 'World's Most Powerful Rocket'

A set of straps keeps the Falcon Heavy's center core firmly on solid ground as SpaceX personnel light the engine for the first static fire test. It is assumed...


Pyongyang unveils satellite photos of THAAD in South Korea

He said that he would even be willing to visit Pyongyang under the right circumstances. The US Central Intelligence Agency has announced the formation of a sp...


Scientists Just Named a Newly-Discovered Dinosaur After a Ghostbusters Character

Researchers who discovered it have chosen to name it after the monster, calling it Zuul crurivastator . So they named it Zuul . Rather, it likely used the c...


Yelp Needs Help: Stock Crashes On Guidance Miss, Sales Lag

Quarterly revenue increased 24.4% year over year, to $197.3 million, within Yelp's guidance provided in February for $195 million to $199 million. CEO Jerem...