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Nach Todesfall in Malaysia: Unicef fordert Ende der Prügelstrafe an Schulen

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:16
Ein Elfjähriger stirbt, nachdem ihn ein Betreuer seiner Schule verprügelt hat. Die malaysische Öffentlichkeit ist entsetzt über den Fall, das Uno-Kinderhilfswerk will die Prügelstrafe verbieten lassen.

Profiboxerin Meinke: Prügel vor 90.000 Menschen

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:08
Zehntausende Boxfans werden am Wochenende im Londoner Wembley-Stadion zusehen, wenn Nina Meinke in den Ring steigt. Die Berlinerin tritt im Vorprogramm von Wladimir Klitschko an - ihre Gegnerin gilt als übermächtig.

Terrorverdacht: Londoner Polizei nimmt Mann in Regierungsviertel fest

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:06
Er hatte mehrere Messer dabei: Im Londoner Regierungsviertel Westminster hat die Polizei einen Mann festgenommen. Er wird verdächtigt, Terrorakte geplant zu haben.

Mysterious Hajime botnet has pwned 300,000 IoT devices

The Register - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:02
The Dark Knight of malware's purpose remains unknown

Hajime – the "vigilante" IoT worm that blocks rival botnets – has built up a compromised network of 300,000 malware-compromised devices, according to new figures from Kaspersky Lab.…

Join AppleInsider editors live at Adorama in NYC to talk Apple's pro market and win a new iPad

AppleInsider - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:01

Next Monday, AppleInsider's Daniel Eran Dilger and Victor Marks will be appearing at Adorama's flagship store in New York City to meet with professional Apple users and discuss the current state of the company's high-end hardware. Join us for the discussion, adult refreshments, and a chance to win great prizes like a brand new 9.7-inch iPad (2017).
Categories: Apple Mac, Computer

WeWork launches store for services and software

Beta News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:00
WeWork wants to make sure you never leave it, and it's trying to keep you as a customer by releasing its own tools store. Called Services Store, the new offering gives users simple access to a wide variety of tools and apps, and sometimes even exclusives. Once logged in, users can search, purchase and download a wide variety of enterprise apps. They can also leave reviews for different products, to help others find the perfect app for their business. The platform was built by WeWork, in cooperation with quite a few partners: Salesforce, Lyft, Upwork, Zendesk, Xero, Slack, Amazon Web Services,… [Continue Reading]
Categories: IT news

Hackers Exploited Word Flaw For Months While Microsoft Investigated

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 18:00
An anonymous reader writes: To understand why it is so difficult to defend computers from even moderately capable hackers, consider the case of the security flaw officially known as CVE-2017-0199. The bug was unusually dangerous but of a common genre: it was in Microsoft software, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update. But it had traveled a rocky, nine-month journey from discovery to resolution, which cyber security experts say is an unusually long time. Google's security researchers, for example, give vendors just 90 days' warning before publishing flaws they find. Microsoft declined to say how long it usually takes to patch a flaw. While Microsoft investigated, hackers found the flaw and manipulated the software to spy on unknown Russian speakers, possibly in Ukraine. And a group of thieves used it to bolster their efforts to steal from millions of online bank accounts in Australia and other countries.

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Apple's shotgun update to Mac Pro trademark adds reference to augmented reality

AppleInsider - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:58

A recent update to an Apple trademark page for the Mac Pro has added added the term "augmented reality displays" -- but the addition means very little regarding Apple's future plans, with the tactic having used before to cover every eventuality.
Categories: Apple Mac, Computer

Thinkware X550 dash cam review

Beta News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:56
It's always a good idea to use a dash cam when you get behind the wheel. In case you have a close call or get into an accident, you'll have a video that you can show to the authorities or your insurance company. But there's also an entertaining side to it as well, which is just as important to some folks, as you can also record a spirited drive on a fun road or some interesting things that you stumble upon on your daily commute. Pretty much all dash cams let you do those things, but some do it better than… [Continue Reading]
Categories: IT news

"Game of Thrones": Dothraki-Erfinder bekommt Job in Berkeley

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:51
David J. Peterson lebt davon, Sprachen zu erfinden - unter anderem Dothraki für "Game of Thrones". Demnächst wird er seine Kunst an der Eliteuni Berkeley unterrichten.

Vermittler in der Arbeitsagentur: Egal, Hauptsache irgendein Job

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:41
Wie es ist, als Erwerbslose zur Arbeitsagentur zu gehen - das wusste die Reporterin Anke Gehrmann. Aber wie sieht der Alltag dort aus der Sicht einer Sachbearbeiterin aus? Das schildert sie hier.

Huawei Continues to Catch Apple, But Still Fighting to Gain Popularity in United States

MacRumor News - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:35
Huawei, the world's third-largest smartphone maker, continued to gain on Apple in the first three months of the year, with an impressive 21.7 percent growth, according to market research firm IDC.

Huawei shipped an estimated 34.2 million smartphones worldwide in the first quarter, capturing 9.8 percent market share, based on data from IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker. That's up from an estimated 28.1 million smartphones it shipped in the year-ago quarter.

By comparison, Apple shipped an estimated 51.6 million iPhones in the quarter for 14.9 percent market share. Apple essentially saw no smartphone growth in the quarter as the market remains highly saturated, and due to seasonality factors as consumers anticipate a widely rumored trio of new iPhone models.

Huawei has previously outlined its ambitions to dethrone Samsung as the world's largest smartphone maker within the next four years, a tall task that would require leapfrogging Apple in the process.

"We want to grow into top two market share, and, in the future, top one by 2021," Huawei's consumer head Richard Yu said in February.

Huawei's biggest problem is that it still lacks considerable brand awareness in the western world. In the United States, it does not even crack the list of the top ten most popular smartphone brands, largely because it lacks agreements with the country's biggest carriers Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint.

American customers have to resort to retailers such as Best Buy or Walmart, or Huawei's direct sales website, to purchase one of their unlocked devices, reducing the brand's visibility in the country.

Huawei has yet to reveal any larger plans for the United States, but in Canada, the company will begin selling its flagship P10 and P10 Plus smartphones through nationwide carriers Rogers and Bell starting in early June. Huawei has also been pushing its brand in Canada during the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoffs.

If Huawei can find success in Canada, then perhaps it will consider tackling the much larger U.S. market next.

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Micron looks to SanDisk for new CEO

The Register - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:34
Mark Durcan gets to retire at last as Sanjay Mehrotra takes over

Micron has hired ex-SanDisk CEO Sanjay Mehrotra as its new president and CEO, replacing the retiring Mark Durcan.…

Deutsche Gangster-Serie: "4 Blocks" bekommt zweite Staffel

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:33
Noch vor dem Sendestart steht fest: Die in Berlin-Neukölln angesiedelte Serie "4 Blocks" wird in die Verlängerung gehen. Die Ausstrahlung ist für 2018 geplant.

Mehr als 20 Stopps: New York bekommt neues Fährennetz

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:20
New York hat viele Wolkenkratzer - aber auch mehr als 900 Kilometer Küste. Ab Mai bekommt die Stadt ein neues Fährsystem, das die Lage am Meer erstmals zentral organisiert ausnutzen will. Das freut Pendler und Touristen.

What Happens To Summer TV Binges If Hollywood Writers Strike

Slashdot.org - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:20
An anonymous reader shares a report: There also should be plenty of new video fare if Hollywood's writers and studios can't agree on a new contract by Monday. The beautiful thing about a contract is everyone knows when it ends. In this case, the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents some 350 production companies, and the Writers Guild of America, which comprises 12,000 professionals in two chapters, have had three years to prepare for a standoff. In these situations, show makers typically rush to complete a pile of scripts before the deadline. Jerry Nickelsburg, an economist at the University of California at Los Angeles, calls this stockpiling "the inventory effect." This is precisely what happened the last time writers walked off the job, from November 2007 to February 2008. If the writers do, in fact, go through with the strike they approved on Monday, jokes and soaps will be the first things to take a hit. Late-night talk shows and soap operas are to entertainment writers what delis are to hungry New Yorkers -- a daily frenzy of high-volume production. If the sandwich makers don't show up, everybody gets hungry quickly.

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Tschad: Lebenslange Haft für Ex-Diktator Habré bestätigt

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:17
Das Verfahren gilt als Meilenstein: 2016 verurteilte ein rein afrikanischer Gerichtshof Hissène Habré zu lebenslanger Haft. Dabei bleibt es. Der ehemalige Diktator scheiterte in einem Berufungsverfahren.

Kollision mit Frachter: Russisches Kriegsschiff sinkt vor türkischer Küste

Spiegel Online - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:17
Im Schwarzen Meer ist ein russisches Kriegsschiff mit einem Viehtransporter kollidiert und gesunken. Bei einer groß angelegten Rettungsaktion konnten alle 78 Personen an Bord in Sicherheit gebracht werden.

'Can't Stop, Won't Stop: A Bad Boy Story' confirmed as Apple Music exclusive

AppleInsider - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:10

Almost immediately validating rumors, a new documentary on Bad Boy Records -- "Can't Stop, Won't Stop" -- has been announced as an Apple Music exclusive, arriving on June 25.
Categories: Apple Mac, Computer

Super-secure Pi-stuffed nomx email server box given a good probing

The Register - Thu, 04/27/2017 - 17:06
Researcher claims it's riddled with flaws. Vendor denies it

Security researchers claim to have uncovered a variety of serious security holes in a heavily touted secure email server technology. Nomx, the firm behind the device, strongly disputes the claims and has challenged researchers to a hacking challenge, involving the creation of an email account on a designated remotely hosted nomx device.…

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