Did you know a complete stranger may be able to access any Australian's medical information with a simple payment of $22 (AU$30)?!With the rise of the internet comes the darknet, also referred as the dark web.What is the darknet, you ask?Think of it as the internet's evil twin.An estimated four hundred times larger than the surface web, the darknet is where one can anonymously explore unrestricted marketplaces and access illegal files.That means it's a hub where internet crime can take place, where illegal goods and services such as drugs, guns, hacked logins and personal information are sold.
Microsoft is officially pulling the plug on Windows Phone, meaning the ill-fated mobile operating system will no longer receive software updates or technical support.The decision comes just over 3 years after the latest version (8.1) shipped to users, and while the platform never really gained any significant traction next to iOS and Android, AdDuplex estimates that nearly 80 percent of all Windows-powered phones are still running Windows Phone 7, 8, or 8.1.Microsoft isn't done with mobile just yet, but Windows 10 Mobile, the mobile extension of its desktop operating system, is not doing particularly well either.As of the end of 2016, all of the various Windows phone operating systems combined had a market share of 0.3%.With no new flagship Windows 10 Mobile phone expected for the rest of this year and barely any feature updates in the recent Windows 10 Mobile Creators Update, it’s clear that the company is no longer focusing its efforts on Windows for phones.Instead, they are focusing on getting their apps and cloud based services on iOS and Android devices.
Kentucky Fried Chicken celebrated its 30th anniversary of operations in China by unveiling a limited edition smartphone it had collaborated on with Chinese smartphone maker Huawei.KFC made the announcement about the partnership with Huawei in a post on its Weibo account on Friday.An accompanying video on KFC’s Weibo account highlighted how far both brands had come since their humble beginnings when they first opened for business in 1987.KFC opened its first restaurant in China a short distance from the Tiananmen Square in Beijing in November 1987.Today, Yum China, which counts KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell in its stable of brands, has more than 7,600 restaurants in the country.Huawei — a telecommunications equipment company best known for its smartphones — was founded in 1987 in Shenzhen.
Join us on a romp through the universe as we look at wondrous images from space, including a fish-shaped rock on Mars, a face on Jupiter and moons that look like you could eat them.Saturn has dozens of moons, so it's no wonder at least a few of them remind us of more Earthly objects.The moon Mimas is a sci-fi favorite thanks to its resemblance to Darth Vader's destructive spacecraft, the Death Star from Star Wars.Mimas is 246 miles (396 kilometers) in diameter, which is much larger than the Death Star is supposed to be.The large round crater seen on the side here is a dead ringer for the big dish on the Death Star.This spectacular composite image of the Crab Nebula from 2017 includes contributions from five different observatories, including the Hubble and Spitzer space telescopes.
Autoplay video: The bane of the web.You either hate them, or are completely disgusted by them.Fortunately, with Safari 11 in macOS High Sierra, you can easily disable autoplay video and surf the web in relative peace.If there are any changes in beta updates or the final release, these instructions will be updated.)The last listing says Auto-Play.If you move your cursor over the phrase next to Auto-Play, you will see that it turns into a pop-up menu with three choices:
Electric vehicle startup Faraday Future has halted plans to build a $1 billion factory in Nevada amid money troubles plaguing former LeEco CEO Jia Yueting, who's backing the project.The plant in North Las Vegas was due to produce Faraday Future's first car, the FF 91 flagship electric crossover-hatchback.But plans to produce the car in Nevada have been put on hold, the Los Angeles-based company said in a statement Monday."We have decided to put a hold on our factory at the Apex site in North Las Vegas.We remain committed to the Apex site in Las Vegas for long-term vehicle manufacturing," the statement read.Faraday said it's shifting its focus on another facility that promises an earlier production date.
China’s first citywide commercial communications system using “unhackable” quantum technology is expected to be up and running next month, mainland media reported on Sunday.Tests on the system in Jinan in the east province of Shandong had been completed and the network would start operations next month to provide extremely secure communication for nearly 200 users, state-run China Central Television reported.Zhou Fei, assistant to the director at the Jinan Institute of Quantum Technology, said the first users would be in the government, military, finance and electricity sectors.“This is a milestone for quantum communication in China and the world,” CCTV quoted Zhou as saying.If a third party tries to intercept the information, the particles change characteristics, making it impossible to steal the information without alerting the network.It is understood to be impossible for any computer to decipher a message encrypted by a quantum key.
The US Justice Department announced criminal charges against former Audi manager Giovanni Pamio late last week.The 60-year-old manager was on a team concerned with thermodynamics in Audi’s diesel engine department between 2006 and 2015—the years when Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche were producing diesel vehicles that included "defeat device" software.The illegal software killed the cars' emissions control system when the the cars sensed that they were being driven in real-world conditions and not in a lab where emissions were to be detected and reported to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).According to the Justice Department, Pamio and his team realized that it would be impossible to meet nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions standards without the addition of a large tank for urea formula, called AdBlue, which would have neutralized some of the emissions.The addition of the large AdBlue tank would "interfere with features considered to be attractive to customers, such as a high-end sound system," the Department of Justice said.Pamio then allegedly "directed Audi employees to design and implement software functions to cheat the standard US emissions tests," and gave false information to US regulators about how those software functions worked.
By all accounts, Samsung will be presenting their best quarterly report ever, when it comes time to compile sales during the second quarter of the year in a few weeks.According to the company's own data is expected sales to end up at the equivalent of the 438 billion, while the profits end up on the equivalent of 102 billion.This corresponds to an increase of respectively 18 and 72 per cent compared with the corresponding period last year.Behind the rise is partly the high demand for the Samsung Galaxy S8, and partly to increased sales of displays and other components.
Dandelion, a maker of geothermal systems for homes that was incubated inside Alphabet’s X, said it raised $2 million in a seed round led by Collaborative Fund.ZhenFund and Borealis Ventures also participated in the round, which will be used to launch the company’s sales and operations.Dandelion spent two years inside X, Alphabet’s so-called moonshot factory, researching ways to make geothermal systems more affordable and accessible to homeowners.Buildings account for 39 percent of carbon emissions, with most energy used to heat and cool them.Dandelion says its systems will be cheaper than fuel or propane heating and will cost half what existing systems do.“We started this project because we realized millions of homeowners are using expensive, truck-delivered fuels because they don’t have access to better options today,” Dandelion CEO Kathy Hannun said in a statement.
With a to-do list can you get a better order in their lives.By typing up everything you will do during the day, many people feel less stressed and you don't risk to forget something important.in the Past, wrote lists on paper, but a more modern option is to use the computer and the cell phone.this became really interesting when we started to get a cloud that looked to sync our to-do lists between all the gadgets.One of the most popular services is called Wunderlist, and it sold for a couple of years ago to Microsoft.for several years managed the company service, but now you are on your way to scrap it.
An independent review panel has raised a number of concerns about how Google DeepMind is working with the National Health Service (NHS) in a report published on Wednesday.DeepMind tasked the panel with scrutinising its NHS partnerships after New Scientist revealed that the company had quietly been given access to 1.6 million patient records to develop a kidney monitoring app called Streams without their prior knowledge.The unpaid panel includes ex-Cambridge MP Julian Huppert, The Co-Operative Group's current chief digital officer Mike Bracken, venture capital investor Eileen Burbidge, and six other members.The panel's 22-page report, which cost DeepMind £59,315, raised concerns about subjects including:The lack of clarity in the original information sharing agreement (ISA) with the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust11 "minor" vulnerabilities that were found across the app, the API (application programming interface), and the servers in DeepMind's data centre
Thanks to the swift development of mobile payment solutions such as Alipay and WeChat Pay over the past two to three years, digital transactions have been made seamless and convenient for Chinese consumers.In 2016, Chinese consumers processed a total of $3 trillion in transactions through Alipay and WeChat Pay.The evident rise in popularity of mobile payments among the Chinese has already caused a high adoption rate of services by domestic retailers and merchants.A June 30 report, released to us exclusively by the consulting firm Kapronasia in collaboration with the payment promotion agency Cancan, indicates that a similar trend is also taking off at an international level.The study, which is based on a survey of over 1,000 Chinese consumers and more than 60 global merchants, points out that the widespread trend in cashless transactions in China, which coincides with the explosion in outbound tourism, is set to cause a revolutionary change in the way global luxury retailers operate their businesses in the foreseeable future.Luxury department stores Harrods, Selfridges and Galeries Lafayette, which all began offering Alipay early last year, are among the first few merchants to do so.
Microsoft is likely to layoff thousands of its employees in plans to reorganise the company’s sales group to boost cloud computing services.Microsoft is reportedly in plans to lay off thousands of its employees around the world, in plans to restructure its sales group.According to a source cited by TechCrunch, the layoffs will number in their thousands and also include an organisational merger involving Microsoft’s customer unit and one or more of its SME-focused divisions.Rumours regarding the huge restructuring plans surfaced earlier this weekend, with publications such as The Seattle Times and Puget Sound Business Journal all reporting ‘major’ layoffs.The reports associated with the cut in the workforce were linked with an increased emphasis on cloud service within Microsoft’s sales teams worldwide.Microsoft’s sales groups has been in flux since the former COO Kevin Turner departed.
Because we're giving away a ton of Spider-Man items in honor of the new "Spider-Man: Homecoming" movie.You Marvel fans won't want to miss out!Tom Holland, our newest web-slinging hero, has autographed a couple of items and we want our readers to enjoy them.There will be a total of seven winners and each of them will be receiving an autographed item.Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity, the giveaway will end at 11:59 p.m. PT on July 16.The prize breakdown is as follows:
Whether the Nintendo Switch or Sony’s PlayStation 4 is a better videogame console is a matter of debate.When it comes to their Japanese makers’ share prices, Sony is clearly the better bet.Nintendo has staged a remarkable share-price rally of late, gaining 50% this year and briefly taking over its rival’s market value.At Monday’s prices, both are valued at nearly $50 billion.That looks like an anomaly.
Residents of Hangzhou, China, can hop onto any one of at least 86,000 bicycles and ride wherever they like.The bikes are easy to find, too, because people tends to leave them any old place.Leaning against walls and lying in vacant lots.Police have rounded up 23,000 bikes so far this year and hauled them to 16 corrals around the city.From the ground, these bicycle graveyards look like junkyards.Seen from above, they take on an impressionistic quality.
Samsung will unveil the Galaxy Note 8 in less than two months, which means we’ll be bombarded by more leaks and rumors in the coming weeks.The phone will be very similar to the Galaxy S8+, so we shouldn’t expect any surprises in terms of design or specs.But the Galaxy Note 8 will have a few exclusive features, including an S Pen stylus and an Isocell Dual camera on the back.And if this new rumor pans out, the new Note will also feature more built-in memory than the Galaxy S8.Korean site Osen learned from an unnamed Samsung Electronics official that the Galaxy Note 8 will be available in 64GB and 128GB versions.Comparatively, the Galaxy S8 only has 64GB of built-in storage.
Professori ja Aalto EE:n toimitusjohtaja Pekka Mattila kummastelee työterveyslääkäreitä, jotka antavat työntekijöille sairauslomaa kissan kuoleman vuoksi."On hämmästyttävää, että tutkimuksessa nimettöminä esiintyvät työterveyslääkärit päivittelevät nuorten sairauslomapyyntöjä.Kun ihminen istuu edessä, vähemmän vaivan periaatteella työterveyslääkäri kuitenkin kirjoittaa sairauspoissaolon", Mattila sanoo Kauppalehdelle.Mattila kommentoi asiaa viitaten Kauppalehden aiempaan juttuun, jossa kerrottiin Työterveyslaitoksen tutkijan Anna Kuokkasen blogitekstistä.Blogissa kerrotaan Psyykkisen haavoittuvuuden nousu suomalaisessa työelämässä 1960–2015 -tutkimushankkeesta, jossa on haastateltu työterveyslääkäreitä ja muita työterveyden ammattilaisia.Kuokkanen kirjoitti työterveyslääkärien ihmettelevän sitä, että nuoret työntekijät pyytelevät sairauslomia esimerkiksi lemmikin kuoleman takia.
Fidget spinnern may be summer's hottest toy, but now writes Gizmodo to several sources in the united states reported that at least two fidget spinners with bluetooth speakers have begun to burn when their batteries loaded.In both cases it is about to fidget spinnern should have begun to burn when they were plugged into an electrical outlet, whereupon the spinnern melted and eldskadat the environment in the vicinity.One of the families tells Wbrc how they just was about to leave the house for the day when it happened.Spinnerna at the team loaded in less than 45 minutes.which company made spinnersen is unknown, then it only stands that they are made in China.the Risk is that the popular technology of this kind often sent out into the market to meet the huge demand without säkerhetstestas properly.