• Happy 'Star Wars' Day: May the fourth be with you
Happy 'Star Wars' Day: May the fourth be with you

His scores for The Empire Strikes Back , Return of the Jedi , and The Force Awakens each were nominated for Oscars for Best Original Score. A few ways in which fans observe the day include hosting movie marathons, sharing greetings on social media and cooking "Star Wars" recipes .

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  • SpaceX Just Launched A Top-Secret Spy Satellite
SpaceX Just Launched A Top-Secret Spy Satellite

Few details have been released about NROL-76, a satellite designed, built and operated by the National Reconnaissance Office under the Department of Defense. "Standing down today due to a sensor issue; backup launch opportunity tomorrow morning", SpaceX posted to Twitter. This would be the company's fourth land-based return, the most recent of ...

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  • Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty
Trump says he did not ask Comey for his loyalty

This could potentially trigger a showdown with the White House as Democrats consider a boycott of the vote on Comey's replacement. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said the White House needed to "clear the air" about whether tapes existed.

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  • North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke
North Korea: New long-range missile can carry heavy nuke

Mr Moon, South Korea's first liberal leader in almost a decade, said as he took his oath of office last week that he would be willing to visit the North if the circumstances were right. Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said he and his South Korean counterpart agreed that "dialogue for dialogue's sake with North Korea is meaningless".

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  • Rumor: Hitman Series to Continue as IO Interactive Retains Rights
Rumor: Hitman Series to Continue as IO Interactive Retains Rights

Disclosed in their financial report for investors, the news left Hitman fans scratching their heads as to what the future holds for this long-running franchise. Last year's episodic release of Hitman appeared to be a genuine sleeper hit-in critical terms it was certainly a return to Agent 47's glory days-and so it came as a real surprise yester...

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  • For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit
For The First Time Ever, SpaceX Launches Spy Satellite Into Orbit

EDT (1100 and 1300 GMT) from the Kennedy Space Centre in Florida. No details were divulged about the newly launched NRO satellite. The rocket, which blasted off from the historic Launch Complex 39A at 7:15 a.m., is delivering a top-secret NROL-76 satellite into orbit for the U.S.

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  • Cyber attack hit 200000 victims across 150 countries, says Europol chief
Cyber attack hit 200000 victims across 150 countries, says Europol chief

The statement said antivirus systems are working to destroy it. Europol that said the malware has claimed some 200,000 victims across 150 countries and that the numbers are still going up. Europol Director Rob Wainwright told ITV's Peston on Sunday program that what was unique about the attack was that the ransomware was used in combination with ...

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  • Eurovision streaker in Australian flag identified as Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk
Eurovision streaker in Australian flag identified as Ukrainian prankster Vitalii Sediuk

However, that was all just a ruse and after an investigation by Australian broadcaster SBS, the identity of the streaker has been revealed and confirmed as former Ukranian celebrity journalist-turned-celebrity prankster Vitalii Sedluk. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, Sediuk also stormed the stage when Adele was awarded the "Best Solo Performance" prize,...

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  • Manhunt for hackers behind global cyber attack
Manhunt for hackers behind global cyber attack

A fast-moving computer virus is spreading across the globe. Sure enough, a different variant of the ransomware was coded to contact a different domain. "I think what is also becoming clear is that the NHS impact was a result of lack of patching Windows 7 rather than outdated XP", Alan Woodward, a professor computer security at the University of...

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  • Stock Up On More Mega Stones in
Stock Up On More Mega Stones in "Pokemon Sun and Moon"

While mega evolutions aren't the main focus of " Sun " and "Moon", this new update adds four to the game: Pidgeotite (Pidgeot), Steelixite (Steelix), Heracronite (Heracross) and Houndoominite (Houndoom). Starting May 15, US players can head over to GameStop to grab the code, VG247 reported. To be able to have the four Mega Stones, players sho...

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  • Nio EP9 sets street-legal Nürburgring record with 6:45.9 blast
Nio EP9 sets street-legal Nürburgring record with 6:45.9 blast

The auto managed a time of 6:45:90, which is the fastest lap ever set by an electric vehicle around the track - and in fact is faster than any production vehicle, electric or otherwise, beating the Lamborghini Huracan Performante by just over 6 seconds.

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  • Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election
Hope for better China-South Korea relations after election

The Trump administration is encouraging China to impose tougher sanctions on North Korea in a bid to stop its nuclear programme. The two also discussed the issue of the deployment of the Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system on the Korean peninsula.

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  • BC Green leader begins talks with other parties
BC Green leader begins talks with other parties

The BC NDP under John Horgan took 41 seats and the Greens led by Andrew Weaver picked up three seats - more than ever before. Andrew Weaver, whose Green party holds the balance of power, told reporters, "British Columbians were sold a bill of goods on LNG".

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  • Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack
Hackers exploit stolen US spy agency tool to launch global cyberattack

Security officials in Britain urged organisations to protect themselves from ransomware by updating their security software fixes, running anti-virus software and backing up data elsewhere. A top Russian mobile operator said Friday it had come under cyberattacks that appeared similar to those that have crippled some United Kingdom hospitals.

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  • Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea
Trump, South Korea's Moon agree to cooperate on North Korea

The two quickly got down to the major issues at hand, including the deployment of key components of the THAAD battery last month, as well as North Korea's nuclear weapons program. Easing tensions over the antimissile system was a crucial topic when President Xi Jinping of China called Moon on Thursday to congratulate him on his election as pr...

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  • Cuba Gooding Jr overwhelmed to be 'accepting gold' at Bafta TV Awards
Cuba Gooding Jr overwhelmed to be 'accepting gold' at Bafta TV Awards

Dedicating the award to Damilola's memory, he said: "I want to appeal to young people on the streets killing themselves". Having left the soap earlier this year after his character slowly deteriorated from the disease, John explained: "Not a day goes by when people don't stop me in the street and tell me how glad they were we did this story, it's...

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  • World's best-selling Android smartphone in Q1 2017 will surprise you
World's best-selling Android smartphone in Q1 2017 will surprise you

Strategy Analytics recently published a report , revealing the "Global Smartphone Shipments and Markshare by Model in Q1, 2017, ' and turns out Oppo's R9S smartphone made it to the third position after Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus".

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  • Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks
Microsoft re-releases security update after cyberattacks

Numerous machines attacked today have been breached simply because the latest Windows updates have not been applied quickly enough, but there are still organizations that continue to run Windows XP despite the risks. In the United States, meanwhile, the Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team also issued an aler...

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  • Lyft, Waymo Reportedly Reach Deal To Collaborate On Self-Driving Cars
Lyft, Waymo Reportedly Reach Deal To Collaborate On Self-Driving Cars

The companies declined to elaborate more specifically on the terms of the deal or what the work would entail. To gain an edge and outmuscle rivals, many of these players are forming alliances - and sometimes shifting them. Waymo, an automotive business owned by Google's parent company, is now holding public trials on its own using Chrysler minivans...

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  • Ransomware Cyber Attack A Wake Up Call, Microsoft Warns
Ransomware Cyber Attack A Wake Up Call, Microsoft Warns

It locks down all the files on an infected computer. Hackers have used "ransomware" to freeze at least 200,000 computers worldwide, and they have demanded that users pay up to regain access. Apple's Mac computers were not targeted by this ransomware attack so are clear. "NHS Trusts have been running thousands of outdated and unsupported Windows...

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  • Apple acquires 'dark data' machine learning & AI company Lattice Data for $200M
Apple acquires 'dark data' machine learning & AI company Lattice Data for $200M

The buy was reported by Tech Crunch , and Apple responded with its usual boilerplate confirmation that it "buys smaller technology companies from time to time and we generally do not discuss our goal or plans". We continuously push the envelope on machine learning speed and scale with our bleeding-edge systems research. It's become clear in th...

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  • Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea
Moon urges both talks and sanctions to rein in N Korea

In a press conference after the call, South Korea's chief of presidential public affairs, Yoon Young Chan, said South Korea is "well aware" of China's interest and concerns over THAAD, adding that Moon expressed a wish during his conversation with Xi for bilateral communication about the issue "as soon as possible".

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  • Tillerson says USA listening to other nations on climate
Tillerson says USA listening to other nations on climate

The U.S. objected to "how strong the language" was around climate change, United Nations sustainability goals and renewable energy in an earlier draft, said Rene Soderman, senior adviser for Arctic cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Finland.

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  • Alert in India as cyberattack infects systems worldwide
Alert in India as cyberattack infects systems worldwide

The Wanna Decryptor ransomware strikes by encrypting all the files on an infected PC, along with any other systems on the network the PC is attached to. Users that haven't yet applied the update should immediately deploy the necessary fix, he added. Chinese media reported Sunday that the " ransomware " virus attacked many university networks in...

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  • NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'
NBC reviving 'must-see TV' Thursdays with 'Will & Grace'

Not only does it have the Winter Olympics, it also has the Super Bowl. Greenblatt said they're working on "creative" ways to keep momentum going for the shows during those periods, particularly hit tearjerker " This Is Us ". " Timeless " was initially canceled, but NBC reversed itself and chose to bring back the time-travel drama. Once " Sund...

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  • South Korea: North Korea launches possible ballistic missile
South Korea: North Korea launches possible ballistic missile

Saturday's launch comes amid heightened tensions between the US and North Korea over Pyongyang's rapidly advancing weapons program. The previous missile launch from this territory was carried out in February. It was a possible response to the election four days ago of a new South Korean president and as US, Japanese and European militaries gather f...

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  • Macron to defend climate deal to Trump
Macron to defend climate deal to Trump

In their phone call on Tuesday, Xi congratulated Macron on his election win and emphasized China's continued support for an integrated Europe and hopes that relations with France would "stride onto a new platform". His top officials have appeared divided about what to do about the deal, under which the United States pledged to significantly reduc...

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  • Microsoft Announces New Developer Services and Tools
Microsoft Announces New Developer Services and Tools

Get Data Sheet, Fortune's daily tech newsletter. Microsoft claims the guarantees, called service-level agreements, are the first for cloud-database services. One artificial intelligence service uses the company's ability to automatically translate languages to add subtitles to PowerPoint presentations, while another lets customers index video t...

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  • Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for first time
Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest for first time

For the contest, Kiev's main Kreshchatyk Street was transformed into a Eurovision fan zone with a large stage, beanbags and European Union flags. Yet heightened security has seen officers patrolling with semi-automatic machine guns and camouflaged police vans on the streets.

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  • Turkey among countries hit in cyberattack
Turkey among countries hit in cyberattack

It's not uncommon for them to use aliases, either to protect themselves from retaliatory attacks or for privacy. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein). A screenshot of the warning screen from a purported ransomware attack, as captured by a computer user in Taiwan, is seen on laptop in Beijing, Saturday, May 13, 2017.

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  • Google Pixel 2 leak suggests third phone is seriously powerful
Google Pixel 2 leak suggests third phone is seriously powerful

The Pixel Taimen has appeared in Geekbench listings, and we now know that it would come out into the markets with 4GB of RAM along with the Android O Operating System. "With a sturdy metal uni-body design, a 5.0" 16M-color HD AMOLED screen, a 12.3 MP main camera primary camera with f/2.0 phase detection and laser assisted autofocus, and an 8 MP...

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  • SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile
SKorea: Rival N.Korea launches ballistic missile

Moon, unlike his conservative predecessors, advocates reconciliation with Pyongyang but warned Sunday that dialogue would be possible "only if the North changes its behaviour". Abe said Japan will continue to work with the United States and South Korea to do all it can to ensure the public's safety. North Korea is 12.5 hours ahead of Eastern Dayl...

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  • Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac following preview
Microsoft releases Visual Studio 2017 for Mac following preview

Visual Studio for Mac is equipped with web tooling support for JSON, HTML, and CSS which are all important file formats to create a more responsive and awesome looking app. The former allows developers to use.NET Standard 2.0's expanded set of uniform APIs to write once and run on multiple.NET runtimes (.NET Framework, .NET Core, Xamarin, and Unive...

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  • Allegations fly thick and fast as Mishra continues fast, AAP MLA detained
Allegations fly thick and fast as Mishra continues fast, AAP MLA detained

Sacked Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kapil Mishra's indeinite strike entered its fourth day on Saturday. "He (Mishra) should release details like at what time he went to CM's house on 5th May, when he allegedly saw the said Rs 2cr transaction, which vehicle he used and if he came before Satyendar Jain or after him".

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  • Experts urge Gmail users to beware of Google Docs phishing attack
Experts urge Gmail users to beware of Google Docs phishing attack

The scam asks people to click on a link to view a document, which provides hackers access to the contents of their Google accounts, including email, contacts and online documents, security experts said. In a tweet , Google said it is investigating a phishing email that appears as Google Docs. Some of the emails are addressed to "hhhhhhhhh...

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