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Almost All WannaCry Victims Were Running Windows 7

An anonymous reader quotes a report from The Verge: According to data released today by Kaspersky Lab, roughly 98 percent of the computers affected by the ransomware were running some version of Windows 7, with less than one in a thousand running Win.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotMay 19th, 2017

Patent trolls take it on the chin in new Supreme Court ruling

 Sad! Patent trolls, who’ve benefited from a 30-year-old legal standard that made it possible for patent holders to sue companies in almost any U.S. jurisdiction — including a federal district in east Texas that’s notorious.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News3 hr. 16 min. ago

Netflix is creating a movie starring Rihanna and Lupita Nyong’o, thanks mostly to Twitter

 Netflix is about to make all of our dreams come true. It’s turning what started as a meme about actress Lupita Nyong’o and Grammy Award-winning singer Rihanna playing scammers and computer geniuses into a reality, Entertainment We.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News4 hr. 36 min. ago

Logitech K480 review

Logitech’s Bluetooth Multi-Device Keyboard K480 pairs with three Windows, Android, MacOS or iOS devices at once and lets you easily flip between them. It’s one of the most affordable multi-device keyboards around, but that comes with compromises......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News4 hr. 52 min. ago

‘Red Dead Redemption 2’ delayed, Rockstar releases screenshots to atone

Now, almost halfway through 2017, Red Dead Redemption 2 has been hit with a delay. What was once 2017's most anticipated game has been pushed back into next year. The new expected launch window is spring 2018. The post ‘Red Dead Redemption 2.....»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated News5 hr. 16 min. ago

Smart prices 2017 electric 2-seat coupe from $24,550

As it goes to an all-electric strategy, Smart USA is dropping the price of its redesigned 2017 Smart Electric Drive coupe by $1,200 when it goes on sale this summer......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News5 hr. 28 min. ago

Lawbreakers dev: PC/console cross-platform play is “dumb”

Bleszinski says developing for keyboard/mouse and console leads to “balance issues.” Enlarge / All those Lawbreakers characters had better be playing on the same platform... After years of online gaming being strictly segregated by platfo.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News5 hr. 36 min. ago

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage

How to Quickly Free Up iPhone Storage is a post by Adam Mills from Gotta Be Mobile. If you’re running out of storage on your iPhone there are a few steps you can take to quickly free up space for new apps, videos, or a new version of iOS. The.....»»

Category: mobileSource:  gottabemobileRelated News5 hr. 52 min. ago

"Red Dead Redemption 2" won"t come out in 2017 after all

Apparently, 2017 ain't big enough for Red Dead Redemption 2. The sequel is now slated to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2018, rather than its initial release window of fall 2017. Rockstar Games announced the delay in a blog po.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated News6 hr. 16 min. ago

"Far Cry" is coming to America

Up until today, all of the Far Cry games have been set in far off locations. A tropical island, Africa, another tropical island, the Himalayas and prehistoric times have all played witness to the franchise's often morally ambiguous open.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Nest’s next camera might be 4K, but not for streaming

It's been almost a year since Nest has released a new product and rumors are starting to trickle out that the one-time connected home darling is on the verge of a new release. As Android Police claims, Nest is launching a new, higher-re.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

The LG X Venture is a rugged, durable smartphone with a killer battery

The LG G6 might have IP68 water resistance and rounded corners that reduce the risk of cracking, but it’s not exactly rugged. Its all-glass enclosure begs for careful handling and at $650 for an unlocked model, you probably don’t want to bring.....»»

Category: topSource:  pcwRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

No, Windows XP didn"t fuel WannaCry

The global WannaCry attack that started 10 days ago touched just a handful of Windows XP PCs, a security expert said Monday, contradicting the narrative that the aged OS was largely responsible for the ransomware's crippling impact."There were no.....»»

Category: operatingsystemsSource:  cwRelated News6 hr. 36 min. ago

Ford Replaces CEO Mark Fields in Push To Transform Business

Ford is replacing CEO Mark Fields as it struggles to keep its traditional auto-manufacturing business running smoothly while remaking itself as a nimble, high-tech provider of new mobility services. The 114-year-old automaker said Fields [pictured a.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

WannaCry Ransomware Update: Windows 7 Hit Hardest

More than a week after the massive WannaCry ransomware attack hobbled computer systems around the world, security experts continue to assess the damage and keep watch for new outbreaks. As of Friday, the malware had infected more than 416,000 syste.....»»

Category: topSource:  scitechtodayRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Digital Workplace Is All About Connections, More News

Employees want to get their work done — and efficiently. They need connections in the enterprise to do this.  A static intranet doesn't help much. Continue reading........»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Save the Snark: Your Tone on Social Media May Harm Your Brand

Daring, comedic and sometimes outright controversial social media posts are a great way to attract the limelight, right? After all, brands such as Tesco Mobile and Wendy's have thrived on Twitter thanks to their propensity to poke fun at people and.....»»

Category: itSource:  cmswireRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Echodyne homes in on $29 million to give drones and self-driving cars ‘radar vision’

 Autonomous vehicles all need sensors that can help them detect and avoid objects in their environment. And to operate at high speeds, these sophisticated machines need to identify objects ahead precisely, and early enough, that they can avoid c.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Ford names Jim Hackett CEO to take its connected car plans up a gear

 After a day of speculation, automaker Ford has announced a significant regime change to underscore its ambitions in connected and self-driving cars: Jim Hackett — who had been running Ford’s Smart Mobility business — is taki.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

Microsoft Has Big Plans for Mixed Reality, But Its Naming Convention Sends Mixed Messages

At its annual Build developer conference in Seattle, Microsoft continued to build out its comprehensive and compelling story about Windows 10 as the premier platform for developing next-generation interfaces and content in the technology realms IDC i.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  idcRelated News7 hr. 8 min. ago

How Fonts Are Fueling the Culture Wars

Reader mirandakatz writes: Typography is having a bit of a moment: Suddenly, tons of people who don't work in design have all sorts of opinions about it, and are taking every opportunity to point out poor font choices and smaller design elements. But.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News7 hr. 16 min. ago