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North Korean hackers are targeting to steal cryptocurrencies from users on Upbit, South Korean’s major digital currency exchange, through a phishing strike, according to a report by cybersecurity firm East Security. The hackers launched an attack the exchange platform Upbit user on the 28th of May using phishing email, said the report. The email was found to have come from somewhere else; was not originated from Upbit server after investing the email source. The email claimed to have information about a transaction (payment) done on...
It’s over 6 years since NASA’s Curiosity Rover made Mars it's home in an expedition to unravel the Red Planet’s mysteries: if it is, or was, suitable for life. Since landing on the planet in 2012, the car-sized rover has helped astronomers to answer lots of questions about the CO2 rich world and also provided clues of extraterrestrial life. On May 7 and May 12, Curiosity Rover took its mission to a different level. It sat back and watched Mars’ atmosphere. Using its black-and-white Navigation Cameras (Navcams), the rover took i...
With artificial intelligence now able to create convincing, fake article news that can fool people on a mass scale, scientists have a new task: creating algorithms that can prevent such news from spreading across the internet. A team of researchers from the University of Washington has developed a new tool that could be useful in taming potential damages from AI-generated fake news which are usually based on lurid headlines. Referred to as GROVER, the system can detect and write fake, misleading news articles that are even more convi...
A definite behavior of the “fourth fundamental state of matter,” known as plasma has eluded scientists since first discovered in the 1920s by chemist Irving Langmuir. And as a major constituent of nuclear fusion, this lack of knowledge has ridiculed efforts to generate energy through a safer, clean and efficient means of nuclear reaction – atoms binding. Studying it in our labs has always been like trying to see an electron. But there’s a new lead. A group of researchers from Ireland and France has announced studying the behavior of ...
The concept of modularity for business computers became so brilliant in 2016 when most computer manufacturers capitalized on the idea to woo consumers. Lenovo (and Motorola), Acer, and HP all became modular computer vendors, including Microsoft which hurriedly acquired a patent for “modular computing device” the same year. But, how is the market now? Intel thinks it now has a better idea. The giant chipmaker has introduced a new device called the “NUC Compute Element” – a direct replacement for the Compute Card it bailed out from ear...
A global network of self-defense rights advocates is using the internet to anonymously share blueprints for 3D printed guns. Unlike previous attempts to popularize 3D printed firearms, this operation is entirely decentralized. There’s no headquarters, no face of the movement, no trademarks. 3D printed firearms wouldn’t be so popular if policymakers worldwide stopped trying to take rights away from people. According to Wired UK, Ivan the Troll is the de facto spokesperson of the decentralized network of gunsmiths. Ivan knows of at lea...
To console angry customers complaining about the faulty butterfly mechanism in their MacBook keyboards, the Apple keyboard replacement program has been extended by the company. The list of makes and models eligible for free keyboard repairs has also been extended.  Apple announced on Monday that will replace all ‘butterfly keyboards’ for free and that it has extended its keyboard replacement program. This has come as a result of many customers complaining about the sticky keyboards with letters either duplicating or not typing at all...
Astronauts have to juggle many chores together in space, but thankfully, NASA has sent something to help them out – an Astrobee. Astrobee is NASA’s free-flying robotic system that helps astronauts with routine tasks like taking inventory, documenting experiments with their built-in camera, and working together with astronauts to move cargo. They can work autonomously or via remote control by astronauts, flight controllers, and researchers on the ground. The NASA Astrobee can also carry out experiments in microgravity and play a...
We know that Microsoft and Sony are rivals when it comes to console games. But in the growing scope of cloud games where gamers can stream games on the internet, these two opposite teams have joined forces to create cloud-based games. Under this partnership, the two companies will jointly develop cloud-based solutions that will benefit their respective gaming and content services – xCloud and PlayStation Now. In their press release, the two companies said that with this collaboration, the companies aim to deliver more enhanced ente...
In recent months, censorship on social media has become a major talking point for netizens who argue that Silicon Valley companies have a bias which dictates their rules and regulations. On Wednesday, The White House launched a new tool for U.S. citizens to submit a complaint if they think they were unfairly censored, banned, or suspended on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. “SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS should advance FREEDOM OF SPEECH. Yet too many Americans have seen their accounts suspended, banned, or fraudulently rep...