• Ubisoft Founding Family Acquires Larger Stake in Company to Fend Off Vivendi
Ubisoft Founding Family Acquires Larger Stake in Company to Fend Off Vivendi

Hints that Ubisoft is working on the next Splinter Cell game come from the company's CEO Yves Guillemot. Last year, the family only owned around 9% of the company's shares. If Vivendi does take over Ubisoft the media giant will inherent a lucrative digital games roadmap for 2020 and beyond. "Advertising group Havas and video games maker Ubiso...

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  • The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled
The long-awaited 'Super NES Classic' is finally unveiled

Apart from the games already mentioned, the console will include " Contra III: "The Alien Wars ", " Donkey Kong Country ", " EarthBound ", " Final Fantasy III ", "F-ZERO", Kirby Super Star ", and " Kirby's Dream Course ". The arrival of the Super NES Classic Edition will allow players to get their hands on some of the best two-player games of th...

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  • Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack
Chernobyl monitoring system hit by global cyber attack

Russian Federation and Ukraine were most affected, with other victims spread across countries including Britain, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the United States, the security software maker said . A Tom Guide's report later confirmed the attack to be a variant of the Petya/Mischa/Petrwrap/GoldenEye ransomware family. "IT systems in sev...

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  • New ransomware attack causes disruptions in Europe; MNCs hit
New ransomware attack causes disruptions in Europe; MNCs hit

Europol also said it was in talks with "member states and key industry partners to establish the full nature of this attack at this time". And pharmaceutical giant Merck tweeted that its "computer network was compromised today as part of global hack".

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  • Google Hit By $2.7 Bln EU Fine In Antitrust Ruling
Google Hit By $2.7 Bln EU Fine In Antitrust Ruling

But it could provide an opportunity to contrast how consumers fare when the company operates under constraints compared with an unfettered Google . The ruling has been years in the making, with the European Commission first sending a letter to Google about the matter in 2015. It gave the company 90 days to change its practices and display ri...

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  • New global cyberattack spreads from Russia to Britain
New global cyberattack spreads from Russia to Britain

Company and government officials reported serious intrusions at the Ukrainian power grid, banks and government offices. As reports of the attack spread quickly, the Ukrainian government said that several of its ministries, local banks and metro systems had been affected .

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  • New Cyberattack Spreads Fast Across The Globe
New Cyberattack Spreads Fast Across The Globe

Microsoft issued a security fix in March, but Chris Wysopal, chief technology officer at the security firm Veracode, said it would only be effective if every single computer on a network were patched - otherwise, a single infected machine could infect all others.

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  • Companies worldwide hit by massive cyber attack
Companies worldwide hit by massive cyber attack

The first, EternalBlue , was also used by WannaCry attack . Symantec cyber security manager Nick Savvides said the ransomware attack was similar to the WannaCry attack that impacted Windows computer users last month. The attack was first reported in sites around Kiev, and quickly spread. "Perhaps you are busy looking for a way to reco...

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  • Enjoy the photos of another historic SpaceX launch
Enjoy the photos of another historic SpaceX launch

The satellites were delivered into one of the six orbital pathways used by Iridium , already containing over 60 of the company's communications satellites. The launches weren't suppose to occur within 48 hours of one another. While the launch was textbook, conditions for landing the reusable rocket had CEO Elon Musk on edge.

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  • Google will stop scanning emails for ad targeting
Google will stop scanning emails for ad targeting

Google recently announced that its free email service Gmail would no longer scan users' emails in search of details that can help it better place targeted adverts. Diane Greene , Google's cloud division head, said that one of her main roles since her appointment back in 2015 was to ensure that more corporate-sector clients subscribed to the ...

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  • Banfield Pet Hospital Research Reveals One In Three US Pets is Overweight
Banfield Pet Hospital Research Reveals One In Three US Pets is Overweight

One out of three cats and dogs in the US are obese, according to the Banfield Pet Hospital's 2017 State of Pet Health . The report found owners of overweight dogs spent 17 percent more on health-related pet costs than owners of healthy dogs.

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  • Dodge Introduces Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
Dodge Introduces Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody

These wider fender flares add 3.5 inches to the SRT Hellcat's overall width, covering the new 20 x 11-inch "Devil's Rim" split-five spoke aluminum wheels, which ride on new, wider 305/35ZR20 Pirelli P-Zero tires with a new tread pattern. SRT Performance Pages are accessible through the latest 8.4-inch touchscreen with a standard Uconnect 4C navigat...

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  • Disney debuts trailer for 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny' animated shorts
Disney debuts trailer for 'Star Wars Forces of Destiny' animated shorts

The shorts will follow Star Wars canon, and nearly all of the original actors will reprise their roles (with the exception of Leia and Padmé) to really align it with the previous Star Wars releases. The series will also be accompanied by a new line of Hasbro " adventure figures " that blend the qualities of traditional dolls (11-inch height, ...

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  • Britain forms Brexit business group
Britain forms Brexit business group

He said there was a need to avoid "a disruptive and risky cliff edge" and warned of the risk if "somehow we allow petty politics to interfere with economic logic". But Downing Street sought to shut down public discussion by ministers about the length of any transition or implementation phase, insisting that this will be part of the Brexit negotiati...

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  • European Commission Fines Google $2.7 Billion
European Commission Fines Google $2.7 Billion

He writes that to use rival companies' services they would have to repeat their search. So far, investors have shrugged off the EU's threatened crackdown, with Google's holding company Alphabet's shares down 1.8 percent in early US trade amid a continued selloff in technology stocks.

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  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Analysts See $3.50 EPS
Alliance Data Systems Corporation (ADS) Analysts See $3.50 EPS

The firm has "Neutral" rating by Wedbush given on Friday, September 9. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, December 23 by Monness Crespi & Hardt. The stock has "Mkt Perform" rating by Raymond James on Wednesday, November 25. Meadow Creek Investment Management LLC now owns 1,972 shares of the company's stock valued at $185,000 after buying an add...

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  • Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found
Remains of kidnapped Mexican journalist found

The demand came a day after the prosecutor for the state of Michoacan announced police had found Adame's charred body - more than a month after he was kidnapped by gunmen - and were investigating a "personal" dispute with a regional crime boss as the motive.

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  • WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is a Very Human Story
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is a Very Human Story

War impresses from chimpan-a to chimpanzee. Apes' leader Caesar (with his emotionally widest-ranging Caesar to date, Andy Serkis deserves his own acting category at the Oscars) lives in hiding in the woods with his loyal clan, only fighting to protect his family and people.

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  • Harry Potter turns 20: What do the stars look like now?
Harry Potter turns 20: What do the stars look like now?

In honour of the 20-year anniversary, an exhibition celebrating the magic of Harry Potter will open at the British Library on October 20th, while Rowling's publisher Bloomsbury will release four new editions of the book, one for each house at Hogwarts School Of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

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  • Jeff Bezos' rocket engine plant to come to northern Alabama
Jeff Bezos' rocket engine plant to come to northern Alabama

In the announcement, the city said it would bring 342 jobs and a $200 million capital investment to the region. "We will be exploring space differently than the way it was done in the past". "I must commend founder Jeff Bezos and company President Robert Meyerson for their vision to create this innovative company, and for choosing to make Alab...

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  • Does $5.79 justifies Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) shares?
Does $5.79 justifies Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) shares?

It has underperformed by 57.70% the S&P500. Woodstock owns 37,452 shares for 0.08% of their portfolio. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 83.50% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors. Nikko Asset Management Americas accumulated 8,749 shares or 0.05% of the stock. Southwestern Energy Company (SWN ) has $3.11B va...

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  • Portland ranked 11th for worst drivers
Portland ranked 11th for worst drivers

Detroit particularly ranks well in accident rate (the lowest in the country) and speeding citations (second lowest). It also ranks low on the best drivers list compiled by another insurance company. Add the high number of uninsured and oft-unlicensed drivers, and things look start looking bleak for Detroit's roadways. Despite a topsy-turvy econo...

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  • Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal
Supreme Court rejects gun rights appeal

Leigh gave birth to the couple's third child earlier this month, Jana Jacobs said. For the Alliance Defending Freedom and other religious freedom activists, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case and others like it seek a reaffirmation of the First Amendment's free exercise and free speech provisions in the face of shifting societal norms around sexua...

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  • Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous
Weed killer ingredient going on California list as cancerous

Another weed killer, Dicamba, designed for use with Monsanto's genetically modified crops is under scrutiny in Arkansas after the state's plant board voted last week to ban the chemical. Monsanto has not calculated the cost of any re-labeling effort and not the sales figures of glyphosate break down from the state, says Partridge. Environmental...

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  • Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well
Iridium says newly launched satellites are functioning well

PDT from Vandenberg Air Force Base northwest of Los Angeles . The last time two orbital USA rockets of a similar type lifted off two days apart was back in March 1995, when a Lockheed Martin Atlas 2AS rocket and an Atlas-E launcher flew separate missions from Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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  • European Union imposes €2.42bn fine on Google
European Union imposes €2.42bn fine on Google

Rather than attracting customers by improving its own product, the company chose to promote its product by unfairly exploiting market dominance as a search engine. Amazon , which represents, according to Google , half of the research purchase on the european market. Other regulators and companies have been intimidated by Google's overwhelming mi...

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  • At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic
At platform 9-3/4, Harry Potter fans mark 20 years of magic

One of the Potter spin-offs, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them , will become a series of five films, the first of which was released in 2016. "It's been wonderful. Joanne Kathleen Rowling had struggled through poverty before winning a £1,500 publishing deal with Bloomsbury to print 1,000 copies of " Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone...

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  • BioWare's Anthem is a
BioWare's Anthem is a "science fantasy" like Star Wars

With their original IPs before now, particularly in the first Dragon Age and Mass Effect games, they went to incredible lengths to legitimise and explain their worlds through codexes. Alien races are obviously not part of that, but things like interstellar travel are. If you thought that meant BioWare would favor a more technical, hard sci-fi app...

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  • Xbox Games With Gold for July 2017 revealed
Xbox Games With Gold for July 2017 revealed

Xbox 360 will be getting the ultra-violent Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days , alongside Lego Pirate of the Caribbean: The Video Game from Traveller's Tales. A fast-paced party action game with a never before seen color mechanic. To be honest, all of them are fun experiences Xbox One owners should try out, but you should definitely give Kane & Lynch 2: ...

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  • Why the Supreme Court is Allowing Trump's Travel Ban Go Into Effect
Why the Supreme Court is Allowing Trump's Travel Ban Go Into Effect

Reacting to yesterday's ruling, Trump said he felt vindicated by what he called "a clear victory for our national security". The justices announced that they will hear arguments this fall on the constitutionality of the ban. In Columbia, Barry Stoll, executive director of City of Refuge, said the majority of refugees are already with their families...

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  • Your smartphone makes you stupid, study shows
Your smartphone makes you stupid, study shows

The first experiment conducted by a team from from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin involved 548 participants who were subjected to a series of tests created to evaluate working memory capacity and functional fluid intelligence .

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  • Gorsuch Hints That He's Deeply Critical of LGBT Rights
Gorsuch Hints That He's Deeply Critical of LGBT Rights

In 2012, he said he politely declined to make a wedding cake for Charles Craig and David Mullins, who had planned to marry in MA but then have a reception in their home state of Colorado. Many conservative Christians fear a major loss of religious freedom should the lower court rulings be upheld. Under the Constitution, we each have the right to ...

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  • SpaceX Doubleheader Part 2 - Falcon 9 conducts Iridium NEXT-2 launch
SpaceX Doubleheader Part 2 - Falcon 9 conducts Iridium NEXT-2 launch

The 30th Space Wing weather officials are forecasting no issues, with a 100 percent chance of launch as of Friday morning. All 10 of the Iridium satellites were successfully deployed from the Falcon 9's second stage, SpaceX said on its webcast.

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  • US, India Leaders Pledge to Boost Security, Trade Ties
US, India Leaders Pledge to Boost Security, Trade Ties

India and the USA are committed to realising the full potential of their commercial civil nuclear cooperation and strengthen their relationship in the energy sector, the White House said after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's maiden meeting with President Donald Trump .

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  • Authorities Refuse Permission To Sikh Couple To Adopt 'White Child'
Authorities Refuse Permission To Sikh Couple To Adopt 'White Child'

Sandeep and Reena Mander , based in UK's Berkshire, wished to adopt a child of any background but were told that white British and European applicants would be given preference over them as only white children were in need. The Manders, whose cause has been taken up by Prime Minister Theresa May as their local MP, will take their case to court....

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