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It turns out that the hacking tools released by Shadow Brokers were all several years old, and Microsoft states that not just Windows 10 has been patched, but all versions of the operating system that are now supported. Microsoft acknowledged the vulnerabilities and said they had been patched. On Friday, a group calling itself the Shadow Brokers released documents and files indicating NSA had accessed the SWIFT money-transfer system through service providers in the Middle East and ...
  • Pence: Era of strategic patience with North Korea over

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    And he said " all options are on the table " to deal with Pyongyang, and use of nuclear weapons would be met with "an overwhelming and effective response". Trump has said repeatedly in the past that he doesn't intend to "broadcast to the enemy exactly what my plan is" (although he did precisely that when he warned Russian Federation before launching a missile strike in Syria earlier this month).
  • McMaster casts doubt on United States sending more troops to Syria

    McMaster casts doubt on United States sending more troops to Syria

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    This is a huge turnaround from Trump's rhetoric during his campaign previous year where he raised the possibility of labeling Korea and other major trading partners including China, Japan and Germany as currency manipulators, which could have led to regulatory actions that would hamper imported goods from these countries.
  • NASA providing 1st live 360-degree view of rocket launch

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    Liftoff is planned for 11:11 a.m. EDT (1511 GMT). Combining that with virtual reality goggles, "it really gives you a new perspective that we've never been able to do before", he said at a Monday news conference. It is powered off the launch pad by an RD AMROSS RD-180 main engine. The rocket is flying the 401 vehicle configuration. The Cygnus is packed with more than 7,600 lbs.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 To Feature Fireproof Battery

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    No details on the price tag at which the Samsung Galaxy S8 will be available in the Indian market. And it's not just the Galaxy S8 making the headliner here, the company is also working on a new Active variant of its Galaxy S8 range. In the meantime, enjoy the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus this year - at least until the other majors Apple and Google unveil their own masterpieces for 2017.
  • United Airlines tweaks crew policy after recent fiasco

    United Airlines tweaks crew policy after recent fiasco

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    The company said late Friday that it will now require commuting staff and crew members to check into flights 60 minutes prior to departure. Law enforcement officials dragged Dao off a flight departing from Chicago for Louisville, Kentucky, because it was fully booked, and the airline wanted four passengers to make way for staff members.
  • Apple Enlists 15′ Lexus RX 450h For Self-Driving Tests

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    Under California law, self-driving cars that are being tested must have a person in them who can take over if anything goes wrong. Securing approval to test its vehicles was likely no small task given that regulators have recently been given reason to be wary about allowing more self-driving cars on the road.
  • CPJ: investigate threats to paper over Chechen gay torture

    CPJ: investigate threats to paper over Chechen gay torture

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    Previously, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said he was aware of the reports about abuses against gay people in Chechnya, but that it was up to Russian law enforcement agencies to investigate, and therefore it was not an issue on the Kremlin's agenda.
  • Kenyans win Boston Marathon titles

    Kenyans win Boston Marathon titles

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    Marathon officials disqualified Kenya's Rita Jeptoo, who had won the race as a female 'masters runner.' The award was then given to Buzunesh Deba, then 27, who had been runner's up beforehand. Keflezighi won the men's division of the first marathon after the 2013 bombings, becoming the first American victor since 1983. Sculptor Pablo Eduardo was chosen unanimously by the families to design the markers that will be placed on the two bombing sites on Boylston Street.
  • Video Shows Galaxy S8 Facial Recognition Tricked By A Photo

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    Well of course devices from Microsoft Store will have optional company's pre-loads. You'll get Office, OneDrive, Cortana and Outlook and only then will you be given your handset. The regular Samsung Galaxy S8 is tagged at $725 while the bigger Samsung galaxy S8 Plus is priced at $825. Key features of the device includes a unique new " infinity display ", giving the device a bezel-less curved edge and a 12 megapixel back camera.
  • North Korea tension to be stopped from reaching 'irreversible' stage: China

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    In this image made from video broadcast by North Korean broadcaster KRT, soldiers take part in a parade at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang, Saturday, April 15, 2017. It seems longer than the existing KN-08 or KN-14 ICBMs, an official said. North Korea's display comes as tensions on the Korean Peninsula have spiked to alarming levels.
  • Nintendo Switch Sales Surpass 906000 Units in March

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    For comparison, Nintendo revealed the Wii U sold 400,000 consoles during its first week on sale in 2012 , while the Wii sold 600,000 units in its first eight days on sale . Every person who bought the Switch also bought Breath of the Wild , which translates to a 100 percent attach rate, perhaps even more, presumably because of those who preordered a Master Edition of the game who also bought a separate standalone copy.