Daily Archives: November 8, 2017

Hawaii adopts nuclear attack warning signal amid North Korea tensions

The US State of Hawaii is preparing to introduce a new ‘attack warning’ signal that would notify the islanders of a potential nuclear strike threat emanating from North Korea. “Starting December 1, a second tool – the attack warning signal will be added” to its emergency response system, Hawaii Emergency Management Administrator Vern Miyagi announced Wednesday.“The attack warning signal advises ...

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‘When you spend $100 million on social media,’ it comes with help, says Trump strategist

Earlier today, at the Web Summit conference in Lisbon, Brad Parscale, the digital director of Donald Trump’s presidential election campaign, revealed much more about Trump’s election campaign and the role that Facebook played in it. In conversation with renowned investigative journalist Michael Isikoff, Parscale also suggested that if anyone was seeking support from the Russian government during the campaign — or ...

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Uber partners with NASA on flying taxi project (VIDEO)

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 02:14 Uber has announced a partnership with NASA in their efforts to take the ride-sharing company to the skies. Uber’s futuristic ambitions were announced by the company’s chief product officer at the Web Summit in Lisbon Wednesday, as it seeks to roll out flying cars in cities across the world with testing due to begin ...

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‘We intend to demand extradition of Rodchenkov from US’ – Investigative Committee of Russia

The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation intends to demand the extradition from the US of the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, Grigory Rodchenkov, who fled Russia at the end of 2015 and now faces criminal charges in his homeland. The latest development follows the news in September, when the Basmanny District Court of Moscow granted the petition ...

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Skype launches Photo Effects – sticker suggestions powered by machine learning

Not content with merely launching its own take on Instagram and Snapchat’s Stories, Skype today is adding another copycat-like feature to its app: photo stickers. The company says it’s introducing new “Photo Effects” (as it’s calling these stickers), which include things like face masks, decorative borders, witty captions, and more. However, unlike the photo stickers you’ll find in other social ...

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Le Pen stripped of immunity, accuses French lawmakers of persecuting opponents

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 02:18 National Front leader, Marine Le Pen, has denounced the decision by French lawmakers to strip her of immunity from prosecution over a series images she posted on Twitter showing gruesome Islamic State executions. “Better to be a jihadist returning [to France] from Syria than an MP who denounces the abasement of Islamic State [IS, ...

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FBI hackers targeted users in 120 countries, incl. Russia, China & Iran

During the largest known law enforcement hacking campaign, the FBI reportedly hacked into thousands of computers around the world and implanted malware that allowed them to gather personal data, according to court documents. The FBI’s international hacking efforts stem from an investigation called “Operation Pacifier.” Launched in 2014, the FBI conducted an investigation into a child pronography website called Playpen ...

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Most iOS devices now run iOS 11

Apple has updated its App Store support page with new metrics. As of November 6, 2017, iOS 11 is now installed on 52 percent of iPhones and iPads currently in use. 38 percent of devices still run iOS 10, and only 10 percent of people are using an earlier version of iOS. Apple usually updates this page quite quickly after ...

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‘Rare opportunity’: Pentagon confirms joint drill of 3 aircraft carriers in Pacific

Published time: 9 Nov, 2017 01:31 Three US aircraft carrier strike groups will hold joint drills in the Western Pacific, the Pentagon has confirmed. It comes as the US President continues his Asia tour, reiterating Washington’s willingness to use military force against Pyongyang if necessary. In the largest naval exercise in a decade, the USS Nimitz, USS Ronald Reagan and ...

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Apple’s iPad could drop the home button and add Face ID in 2018

Apple is reportedly working on a redesign of the iPad that includes dropping the Home button and slimming down the bezels on the top-end model, as well as adding facial recognition tech to allow for Face ID unlocking and more. Bloomberg says the redesigned iPad could make its consumer debut as early as next year. The upgraded tablet would likely ...

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