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Russian hackers 'target' presidential candidate Macron

BBC Technology News - 22 min 28 sec ago
High-tech techniques were used to trick staff into handing over login names, say experts

High Court hands Lauri Love permission to appeal extradition to US

The Register - 29 min 31 sec ago
Meanwhile, US continues to bury its head in the sand over letter from 114 MPs

Lauri Love, the alleged hacktivist from Stradishall, Suffolk, has been granted permission to appeal against his extradition to the United States.…

Thai man kills baby on Facebook Live then takes own life

BBC Technology News - 30 min 18 sec ago
Facebook's processes were already under scrutiny after video of a US killing stayed online for hours.

CIO Quick Takes: What you need to know about women in tech

CIO.com - IT industry - 49 min 33 sec ago

Only 19 percent of CIOs at top 1,000 companies in the U.S. are women, according to a study released last year by Korn Ferry, an advisory firm.  (In case you're curious that's better than the number of CEOs and CFOs, which come at  5 percent and 12 percent, respectively. However, it trails the number of CMOs and CHROs, which come in at 29 percent and 55 percent, respectively, according to Korn Ferry data.)

While the roughly 1 out of 5 average is not particularly impressive in terms of diversity, we were curious about what those women IT leaders who climbed the ladder could share with the men and women who work in technology or interact with technology.

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Wikitribune is Jimmy Wales’ attempt to wage war on fake news

Ars Technica - 53 min 39 sec ago

Enlarge / Wikipedia cofounder Jimmy Wales. (credit: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Getty Images)

Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales wants to bring together unpaid volunteers and journalists to create a rival news publication—dubbed Wikitribune—that he hopes will battle "fake news" more effectively than long-established newspapers.

Volunteers are encouraged to contribute funds to the project via a crowdfunding campaign. They will then shape the topics that Wikitribune will cover as well as offer up fact checking duties—again, the work of a typical newsroom.

"If we have a community guiding the work and we have people who are paying to be monthly supporters we can do the numbers and say, well for this many monthly supporters we can hire another journalist," Wales told Wired. "Which means if a group wants us to hire a journalist on a particular topic, whatever that might be, then we can do that."

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The brave British boat men hoping to poke Larry Ellison's lads in the eye

The Register - 1 hour 4 min ago
Land Rover BAR's America's Cup hopes rest on just one app

We got a sneak peek behind the scenes of the Land Rover BAR sailing team hoping to leave Oracle’s Larry Ellison with a red face in this year’s America’s Cup.…

Former Lyft driver sues Uber for 'Hell' tracking program - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 9 min ago
The former Lyft driver filed a class action lawsuit seeking $5 million in damages over Uber's secret tracking.

Icky wax worms could help create biodegradable plastic bags - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 13 min ago
A simple worm commonly used as fisherman's bait could be the key to getting rid of the plastic bags clogging landfills.

Head to Westminster and reshape your software future

The Register - 1 hour 17 min ago
More than just box-ticking

Promo If you want to get bang up to date on the technology and thinking driving the smartest software operations, you need to join the conference AND workshop sessions at Continuous Lifecycle next month.…

Get a refurbished Roku 4 for $55.45 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 27 min ago
Roku's former flagship streamer is now priced only a bit higher than lower-end models. Plus: Finally, an outdoor speaker with some muscle!

ZTE Max XL Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 29 min ago
The Max XL features Android Nougat and is available prepaid on Boost and Virgin.

Teenage cyber hacker Adam Mudd jailed for global attacks

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 43 min ago
Adam Mudd hacked gaming sites including Xbox Live and Runescape to earn money, a court hears.

Heroes of the Storm: 2,490 matches later, here’s why I can’t stop playing

Ars Technica - 1 hour 45 min ago

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Not quite an RPG, not quite an RTS, MOBAs are fierce, fast games that combine swift fingers, strategic thinking, and uproarious bursts of skill. Two teams of five players duke it out to destroy each other's base with the assistance of computer-controlled units that march forward along set paths, or lanes, as the terminology has it. It's a simple concept that allows for a huge amount of depth, and when two teams are in full flow, firing on every cylinder, it's a joy to watch and play. But there's a precipitous learning curve at every level of skill, and it can just as easily become an exercise in frustration and self-flagellation, especially if your teammates aren't up to snuff—or if you're the rube but you don't know it.

I've played Heroes of the Storm for two years, starting just after it left beta. In that time I've played 2,490 games. Each game takes an average of 20 minutes, though they can last anything from about 12 minutes during an outright stomp to upwards of half an hour, if both sides consist of woeful morons. By my calculations, that's exactly 830 hours of furious mouse-clicks and grimaces of anguish, or just over 34 and a half full days of gaming. That's a lot. [Pfft, I had over 700 days of World of Warcraft play time! -Ed.]

Since mid-2015, I've obsessively devoured patch notes, posted several despairing notes on Reddit wondering why I always seem to find myself partnered with imbeciles (surprise: the team imbecile is often me), and even found myself watching tournaments played by men and boys 10 years my junior with frightening dedication to the game, and faster fingers than I'll ever have—e-sports being something I'd never expected to find pleasure in. These things, if you let them, have a way of taking over your life.

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iPhone 8 may miss one key feature already in the Galaxy S8 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 53 min ago
Apple's next flagship phone may be incapable of tapping into higher speeds offered by wireless carriers. You can blame its relationships with Intel and Qualcomm.

Microsoft unveils LinkedIn as its secret weapon in war against Salesforce

The Register - 1 hour 54 min ago
This summer the $26.2bn suits' social network becomes a CRM database for Redmond

Microsoft will this summer start mining LinkedIn as a CRM database using Dynamics 365 in a bid to challenge Salesforce.…

Sega built a real Warhammer 40K Power Fist, then let me smash things with it

Ars Technica - 1 hour 55 min ago

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According to Warhammer: 40,000 lore, the Power Fist (also known as the Power Glove) is a late-41st millennium weapon wielded by honoured Space Marine Captains and Chapter Masters. While slow to use, its powerful hydraulics mean the fist can hammer straight through the side of tanks, and end conflicts with a single, powerful blow. And yet, despite the fist's theoretical technological prowess, no one has seen fit to turn it from fiction into fact.

That is until Sega, clearly with a marketing budget surplus to burn through by the end of the fiscal year, decided the best way to promote its latest real-time strategy game Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 3 was to build a replica 3000psi Power Fist, and then have journalists and influencers smash things with it. Yes, it's a classic PR stunt the likes of which gaming hasn't seen since that time THQ asked people to literally break into parked cars with a hammer and steal copies of Red Faction: Guerrilla(!), or when Activision renamed Edinburgh Zoo's wolverine "Logan" to launch X-Men Origins.

And it's just as brilliantly pointless.

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Xiaomi's new global boss looks to fill Hugo Barra's shoes - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 56 min ago
The new head of the company's international business doesn't have former exec Hugo Barra's boundless enthusiasm, but instead steers the Xiaomi ship with a calm and steady hand.

Xiaomi phones will be available in the US by 2019 - CNET

cNET.com - News - 1 hour 57 min ago
Xiaomi's new global head Wang Xiang lays down a new timeline for the Chinese manufacturer's US plans.

Breville Precision Brewer Thermal Release Date, Price and Specs - CNET

cNET.com - Reviews - 1 hour 57 min ago
With advanced electronics and mechanical pump, the Breville Precision coffee maker tightly controls how it brews your morning joe.

Marissa Mayer to make $184m from Yahoo's sale to Verizon

BBC Technology News - 1 hour 58 min ago
Yahoo's chief executive will be paid $184m from the sale of the company to Verizon.

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