Technology

China warns of new ransomware virus

TIANJIN–Chinese authorities have warned computer users of a new ransomware virus detected abroad. The National Computer Virus Emergency Response Center (CVERC) and software company AsiaInfo Wednesday detected the “UIWIX” virus, which is spreading in a similar the way to the “WannaCry” ransomware. “The new virus uses a bug in the Windows operating system, and infects …

Google Doodle marks discovery of world’s 1st computer

NEW DELHI–Google today dedicated its doodle to honour the 115th anniversary of the discovery of the Antikythera Mechanism which is believed to be the world’s first computer. “Today’s Doodle illustrates how a rusty remnant can open up a skyful of knowledge and inspiration,” Google said. The archaic looking doodle depicts a stone like wheel predicting …

Gmail users targeted by phishing attack

SAN FRANCISCO – A phishing campaign targeting Gmail users took place Wednesday, prompting Google, the provider of the service, to disable what it called “offending accounts” that initiated the attack. Like all phishing practices, the attack was carried out by sending an email to Gmail users, with the attacker pretending to be someone they may …

Microsoft unveils new laptop with new operating system

SAN FRANCISCO–Microsoft Corporation unveiled Tuesday a new hardware personal computer (PC) model together with a new software operating system slightly different from its previous Windows version. The new PC, known as Surface Laptop, continues efforts by the technology giant, once prided itself on being the biggest software publisher, to engage the market, both on the …

Uber aims to roll out network of flying cars by 2020

WASHINGTON–Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden has declared that the goal of making cars fly that humanity has dreamed of for decades, is now within reach, saying that the company will present a network of such vehicles by 2020. Uber Technologies intends to set up networks of flying cars in Dallas, Texas and Dubai, United …

Apple Inc. allowed to road test self-driving vehicles in California

SAN FRANCISCO–Apple Inc., the manufacturer of iPhone and other electronic devices, joined Friday more than a dozen companies to be allowed to test self-driving vehicles on public roads in California. While the technology company headquartered in Cupertino, Northern California, did not comment on the latest development, the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in the Golden …

Canadian accused in Yahoo hack plans to appeal after being denied bail: lawyer

HAMILTON—A lawyer for a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails say he plans to appeal a decision that denied his client bail. Deepak Paradkar, one of the lawyers representing Karim Baratov, says an appeal is in the works but would not say on what grounds. A Hamilton judge earlier this week …

Alleged Yahoo hacker’s dad promises electronics ban for son if bail granted

HAMILTON –The father of a Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails told an Ontario court Wednesday that he’d keep all electronic devices locked away and out of his son’s reach if his child is released on bail. Akhmet Tokbergenov was testifying in a Hamilton courtroom at his son’s bail hearing, saying …

Senators sign forward Colin White to three year, entry level contract

OTTAWA –The Ottawa Senators signed forward Colin White to a three-year entry-level contract on Sunday. White, 20, was Ottawa’s second first-round pick (21st overall) at in the 2015 draft. The native of Hanover, Mass., had 16 goals and 17 assists for 33 points in 35 games at Boston College this season, completing his two-year college …

Dual selfie camera now available in PHL

MANILA–Always struggling to take a perfect “groufie” — group selfie photo — with your friends? Quit worrying as a dual selfie camera is now available in the Philippine market. Just in time for the summer when people take a break with their families and friends, and companies conduct their team building activities, a camera which …

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