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Ransomware Virus Hits Computer Servers across the Globe

A ransomware attack hit computers across the world on Tuesday, taking out servers at Russia’s biggest oil company, disrupting operations at Ukrainian banks, and shutting down computers at multinational shipping and advertising firms. Cyber security experts said those behind the attack appeared to have exploited the same type of hacking tool used in the WannaCry ransomware attack that infected hundreds ... Read More »

Lava Helium 14 Laptop With 14.1-Inch Display, Windows 10 Launched at Rs. 14,999

HIGHLIGHTS The laptop sports a 14.1-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display The Helium 14 comes with 2GB of RAM Lava Helium 14 is already available for purchase from Flipkart Domestic mobile and tablet manufacturer Lava on Wednesday announced that it has partnered with Microsoft and Intel to launch its first ever laptop – Helium 14. Priced at just Rs. 14,999, the ... Read More »

Flipkart Unveils Rs. 999 per Month Laptop Offer Partnering With HP, Intel, Microsoft

HIGHLIGHTS Consumers can Rs. 999 per month in a 36-month EMI Flipkart has partnered ICICI Bank and Citibank The laptop sports a Intel Core i3 processor E-commerce marketplace Flipkart on Monday announced that it has collaborated with HP, Intel, and Microsoft so that consumers can buy the HP Imprint, an Intel Core i3-powered Windows 10 laptop priced at Rs. 35,954, ... Read More »

Windows 10 Source Code Leak Confirmed by Microsoft; Data Removed by Beta Archive

HIGHLIGHTS Windows 10 source code leaked online this week New reports say leak is a minor one Leak could lead to potential Windows 10 exploits Microsoft has found itself in an embarrassing position once again with reports that a massive trove of Windows 10 source code has been leaked online this week. Some system builds related to Microsoft’s USB, storage ... Read More »

iPad Pro 2017 Models Outperform New MacBook Pro Models in Some Benchmarks

HIGHLIGHTS The benchmark tests pitted new iPad Pro models against MacBook Pro The 10.5-inch and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models were included in the test Benchmark also included 2016 MacBook Pro models Apple’s new iPad Pro models are as capable as the refreshed MacBook Pro models, matching, and even surpassing the laptops in certain benchmarks. Bare Feats, a benchmarking blog, posted ... Read More »

Western Digital Moves to Court in a Bid to Block Sale of Toshiba Chip Unit

HIGHLIGHTS WD has sought a court injunction to stop Toshiba’s chip unit sale The court injunction details that Toshiba needs to take WD’s consent Toshiba wants to complete the deal as quickly as possible Western Digital Corp has sought a court injunction to prevent Toshiba Corp from selling its chip business without the US firm’s consent – a move that ... Read More »

Microsoft Modern Keyboard With ‘Hidden’ Fingerprint Scanner Launched

HIGHLIGHTS New Microsoft Modern Keyboard comes with a fingerprint scanner It has been priced at $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500) The fingerprint scanner is embedded inside the right Windows key Microsoft on Thursday silently unveiled a new keyboard, called the Microsoft Modern Keyboard. Priced at Rs. $129.99 (roughly Rs. 8,500), the new Modern Keyboard is listed as “coming soon” on the ... Read More »

Summer Workshop Pushes Minority Students to Pursue Computer Science Degrees

Undergraduate tech students from universities around the country convened at Cornell this past week for a week-long computer science workshop, encouraging students to consider graduate degrees in the field. The workshop, Software Defined Network Interface, aims to increase the number of underrepresented minority Ph.D. students in computer science. The participants come from various universities including North Carolina State University and ... Read More »

Google Drive Is About to Become Much More Useful

Google is turning its Drive app into a better tool for backing up your computer’s files. The company is launching a new feature called Backup and Sync, which can continuously back up your folders like the desktop, documents, and photo library. That means you’ll be able to select specific folders on your Mac or PC and have Google automatically back ... Read More »

Designing Antiviral Proteins Via Computer Could Help Halt the Next Pandemic

The following essay is reprinted with permission from The Conversation, an online publication covering the latest research. As Bill Gates sees it, there are three main threats to our species: nuclear war, climate change and the next global pandemic. Speaking on pandemic preparedness at the Munich Security Conference earlier this year, Gates reminded us that “the fact that a deadly ... Read More »