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A computer virus has thrown Philadelphia’s court system into chaos

Since May 21st, a virus has shut down Philadelphia’s online court system, bringing network access to a standstill. The problems started unexpectedly: suddenly, no one could seem to access the system to file documents. “It wasn’t working,” says Rachel Gallegos, a senior staff attorney with the civil legal aid organization Community Legal Services. “I thought it was my… Read More »

China has a business-like approach to terrorism

Chinese President Xi Jinping meets Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, November 2, 2018. The moment China sees that the cost of supporting Pakistan exceeds the short-term benefits, it will drop the latter like a hot potato(REUTERS) In what can be seen as a small victory for India, the United… Read More »

UK’s Dixons Carphone Says Has Been a Victim of Cybercrime

British mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone said on Wednesday it had been the victim of cybercrime, having discovered unauthorised access to payment card data held by the company. The group said an ongoing investigation indicated there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of the processing systems of Currys PC World and Dixons… Read More »

The average internet user has seven social media accounts

The majority of web users ‘like’ social media. Now spending more than two hours per day on over seven different social platforms, web users have never been so addicted to social media, according to data from the “GWI Social” report from analysts at GlobalWebIndex. The study reports that, across all age groups, 98% of web users polled use at… Read More »

iPhone 8 Can Scan Your Face When Lying Flat; iPhone 7s Has Wireless Charging: Reports

The iPhone 8 rumours continue this week with a slew of leaks and some new interpretations derived from the HomePod firmware code, which has proven to be a veritable gold mine thus far. The fresh spate of reports include details about the iPhone 7s Plus, which along with the iPhone 7s is expected to be launched alongside the iPhone 8… Read More »

Google Play Now Has an ‘Android Excellence’ Section With Curated Apps and Games

HIGHLIGHTS The lists in the section will be refreshed quarterly Android Excellence can be found in revamped Editor’s Choice section The section promotes the content that follows Google’s guidelines Google has introduced a new section in Google Play store called ‘Android Excellence’. This section is meant to promote apps that have great design, performance, or follow the best… Read More »

This village in Indonesia has become an internet sensation

An Indonesian hamlet dubbed “the rainbow village” after being given a makeover in a kaleidoscope of colours is attracting hordes of visitors and has become an internet sensation. The collection of about 200 modest homes on a hillside above a river used to be a typical, low-income Indonesian neighbourhood that was filthy and gloomy. But residents of the… Read More »

Barack Obama: Scotland has ‘a lot to offer the world’

Barack Obama believes Scotland has “a lot to offer the world” and promised to return after his first visit to the country. The former US president flew into Edinburgh airport on Friday for a speech in front of politicians and business leaders at a charity dinner in the capital. However, he made the most of his time by… Read More »

Remote island has ‘world’s worst’ plastic rubbish density

An uninhabited island in the South Pacific is littered with the highest density of plastic waste anywhere in the world, according to a study. Henderson Island, part of the UK’s Pitcairn Islands group, has an estimated 37.7 million pieces of debris on its beaches. The island is near the centre of an ocean current, meaning it collects much… Read More »

Microsoft’s LinkedIn Now Has Over 500 Million Members

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft. “We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone,” LinkedIn vice president Aatif Awan said in a blog post. “We now have half a billion members in 200 countries connecting, and… Read More »