Tag Archives: US

Computer insecurity affects us all

We depend on computers to run our world but our current infrastructure for linking our machines is poorly designed and lacks basic protections. This comes down to three things: The physical ‘stuff’ that makes up the internet, including computers, WiFi equipment and all the bits and pieces that your data pass through to get to their destination; The software that ... Read More »

Hunting Yankee is a North Korean game about shooting US soldiers

In 2011, THQ released Homefront, a first-person shooter that pits the citizens of America against invading North Korean soldiers. Six years later, it’s time for the Norks to get some payback: As reported by state-run media outlet Arirang-Meari(via NK News), a North Korean developer has released a new game called Hunting Yankee, a “3D amusement” in which you “shoot down American men with ... Read More »

Tell us the smartest you’ve ever felt playing a game

The first (and only) time I got one of Braid’s incredibly well-hidden stars, its rare collectibles, I felt like an utter genius. My impossible solution of luring an enemy across the map, up an elevator, across a gap, and manipulating time to pounce on its head at the arc of its jump seemed preposterous. I felt like I’d surely concocted ... Read More »

Blackstone warns of internet impact on US shopping malls

A woman passes a shuttered anchor store in the parking lot of the Marley Station Mall in Glen Burnie, Maryland © Bloomberg Blackstone, the world’s largest real estate investor, has warned that the outlook for America’s enclosed shopping malls is darkening quicker than experts expected as the growing online retail threat hammers their valuations. More than 10 per cent of US ... Read More »

US LG G6 gets bootloader unlock option

A few weeks ago, the LG G6 made it to the list of smartphones with officially supported bootloader unlocking. However, it was specifically the European model that was added to the list. The list has now been updated once again to reflect that the feature is available for the US variant as well. Unlocking the bootloader lets you do things like running a ... Read More »

LG V20 again going for $399.99 in US

Last week, retailer B&H was offering the LG V20 for $399.99. In case you missed that deal for some reason, you’ll be glad to know that the device is again available for the same price. This time Daily Steals is offering the promo. It’s worth mentioning that the device is listed for $499.99, but you can bring this figure down ... Read More »

China Has Now Eclipsed US in AI Research

Humanity may still be years if not decades away from producing sentient artificial intelligence. But with the rise of machine-learning services in our smartphones and other devices, one type of narrow, specialized AI has become all the rage. And the research on this branch of AI is only accelerating. In fact, as more industries and policymakers awaken to the benefits ... Read More »

H-1B Visa: US Clarifies On Higher Education Exemptions

The US issues 65,000 H-1B visas every year Washington: The US has said that in order to qualify for an H-1B numerical cap exemption based upon a master’s or higher degree, the conferring institution must have qualified as a “United States institution of higher education” at the time the beneficiary’s degree was earned. As mandated by the Congress, the US ... Read More »

‘Reassertion Of America’s Sovereignty’: US Quits Paris Climate Deal

Donald Trump announces his decision that the US will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. WASHINGTON:  HIGHLIGHTS Pull out aligns US with Syria and Nicaragua as only non-participants US was one of 195 nations that agreed to Paris accord in 2015 ‘We’re getting out,’ Mr Trump said President Donald Trump announced Thursday afternoon that he is withdrawing the United States ... Read More »

Finance Secretary interacts with US investors to woo BFSI investments

Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa Indian Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa met major US-based funds and global institutional investors at a conference held in New York to woo investments into the country’s Banking, Financial Services and Insurance (BFSI) sector, an official statement said on Tuesday. “Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa interacted with renowned US-based funds and global institutional investors with interests in the ... Read More »