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The TeCake
Weather on Proxima B which is considered as "Second Earth" may support Alien Life
The TeCake
Proxima B is the planet which orbits our closest neighboring star. Most places present here are fairly dry except the two large tropical zones on opposing sides of the world which are experience heavy rainfall. It was described as our best bet at ...

Los Angeles Times
WannaCry cyberattack: When a hack shuts down a hospital, who's to blame?
Los Angeles Times
The WannaCry ransomware has locked files on an estimated 300,000 computers across more than 100 countries, including those at the Royal London Hospital in London. (Niklas Halle'n / AFP/Getty Images). By Paresh Dave and James F. PeltzContact ...

Los Angeles Times
'WannaCry' ransomware shares code with Sony hack, raising possibility of North Korea connection
Los Angeles Times
Cybersecurity researchers said Monday that the massive "WannaCry" virus that has infected computers around the globe was developed using some of the same code used in the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures, raising the possibility that the hackers may have a ...

Spaceflight Now
[ May 16, 2017 ] Fourth satellite for Inmarsat's global broadband network launched by SpaceX Falcon 9
Spaceflight Now
A Boeing-built satellite on the way to join Inmarsat's globe-spanning network geared to beam Internet and data transmission capacity to airline passengers, maritime crews and military personnel flew into orbit Monday from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in ...

Fast Company
Google will announce Assistant for iOS soon, in the US only at launch
Android Police
According to a trusted source, Google plans to announce that the Google Assistant will be launching on iOS soon as a standalone app. The announcement could come as soon as Google's I/O conference this week, but it's unclear exactly what Google's plans ...

NPR
Millions Of Pieces Of Plastic Are Piling Up On An Otherwise Pristine Pacific Island
NPR
More than 37 million pieces of plastic debris have accumulated on a remote island in the South Pacific, thousands of miles from the nearest city, according to estimates from researchers who documented the accumulating trash. Turtles get tangled in ...

Android Headlines
Google Pixel's Camera Beats That Of Galaxy S8, DxOMark Says
Android Headlines
The 12-megapixel rear camera setup of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus has ranked below that of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL in a series of tests performed by imaging company DxOMark. Whereas Google's pair of Android-powered flagships ...

CBS News
Indonesia "sea monster" is finally identified
CBS News
Monster of the deep? Or just a really funky dead whale? A monstrously huge creature that washed ashore on a remote Indonesian beach, oozing a mysterious red fluid, is probably a baleen whale in an advanced state of decomposition, experts said.

Polygon
Phantom Dust re-release hits Xbox One, PC tomorrow for free
Polygon
Phantom Dust, one of the biggest surprise announcements at E3 2016, just got its last: It's coming free tomorrow to Windows PC and Xbox One, Microsoft's head of games marketing, said today. Excited to announce a fan favorite Phantom Dust will re ...

New York Daily News
Judge forces Uber to return Google files; Waymo, Lyft partner up
New York Daily News
A U.S. District Court judge ordered Uber to return secret files stolen from Waymo, Google' autonomous driving subsidiary and one of the company's biggest competitors, according to a decision released Monday. The files in question contain information ...

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