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Half the internet shut down last month. This device could’ve prevented it

A crippling distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack took down large swathes of the internet last month. Access to sites like Twitter, Reddit, and Spotify was severely affected, with experts claiming that the assault was the largest of its kind in history. Security researchers believe the main source of the ...

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As Samsung moves on from Note 7 crisis, SDI battery affiliate struggles

In the shadows of Samsung Electronics’ Note 7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe. But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung’s biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputational fallout from the Note 7 ...

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Samsung moves on from Note 7 crisis, SDI battery affiliate struggles

In the shadows of Samsung Electronics’ Note 7 smartphone crisis, affiliate Samsung SDI is quietly reassuring anxious clients including Apple Inc that its batteries are safe. But potential new customers may prove harder to convince as Samsung’s biggest in-house parts supplier grapples with the reputation fallout from the Note 7 ...

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Toyota works to develop advanced electric-car battery

Toyota Motor Corp said it aims to develop a more advanced electric-car battery “in a few years” that will allow the Japanese automaker to build vehicles with up to 15 per cent greater range and battery life than they have currently. “Lithium-ion battery is a key technology for electrifying cars, ...

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Trump picks first woman, a critic, for his cabinet

PALM BEACH: Donald Trump chose a Republican critic to join his cabinet on Wednesday, the first woman on his top team after his early picks rewarded campaign loyalists. Trump’s nomination of South Carolina’s 44-year-old governor, Nikki Haley, as US ambassador to the United Nations will be seen as a sign ...

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Electric cable makers issued show-cause notices for deceptive marketing

ISLAMABAD: The Competition Commission of Pakistan (CCP) on Wednesday issued show-cause notices to 18 electric cable manufacturers for indulging in deceptive marketing – a prima facie violation of Section 10 of the Act. An inquiry conducted by the CCP revealed that certain companies were inserting cash and cash coupons of ...

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Chinese automaker unveils ‘world’s fastest electric car’

Chinese automobile manufacturer NextEV introduced its global brand of electric cars NIO in London on Monday. With an aim to help users rediscover the ‘joyful lifestyle’ of car ownership by creating inspiring vehicles that deliver superior performance, NextEV unveiled NIO EP9 electric supercar, which it claims is the world’s fastest ...

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This new video chat app is the next big thing with teenagers

Houseparty is a new group video chat app that is completely revolutionising live streaming. With over one million active users, the app has become the latest teen app phenomenon, providing a new kind of synchronous social networking. Welcome to our party.https://t.co/6tqXz9iaob pic.twitter.com/l9aUn5C7KK — Houseparty (@houseparty) September 28, 2016 Houseparty is ...

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Hackers target ATMs across Europe as cyber threat grows

Cyber criminals have remotely attacked cash machines in more than a dozen countries across Europe this year, using malicious software that forces machines to spit out cash, according to Russian cyber security firm Group IB. Diebold Nixdorf and NCR Corp, the world’s two largest ATM makers, said they were aware ...

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Facebook-owned Instagram keeps pressure on Snapchat

Facebook-owned Instagram ramped up the pressure on Snapchat on Monday, adding ephemeral live video broadcasts and vanishing direct messages. “Send anything you want, from inside jokes to your worst selfies,” Instagram said in a blog post. “Unlike other messages in direct, these photos and videos disappear from your friends’ inboxes ...

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