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Was North Korea behind the ransomware epidemic that hit global computer networks earlier this month? That's the subject of heated debate in cybersecurity circles after analysts found similarities in the "WannaCry" worm to other malware attributed to North Korea.

A bill passed by US House Republicans would cause 23 million people to lose healthcare coverage by 2026 while de-stabilizing health insurance markets in some states and making it hard for sick people to buy insurance, a budget watchdog agency said on Wednesday.

"I don't get treated badly any more," says director Jane Campion. "I've gone past the point of being just seen as a female any more; I'm a female artist and I actually get listened to."

A new exhibition at GOMA is displaying more than 500 costumes, sets and props from the many Marvel films.

For the American Ballet Theatre’s production of “Whipped Cream,” Mark Ryden created work that reflects the dreams and nightmares of a good sugar high.

Cullman, who collects records from all the nations of the world, recalls an especially arduous journey to track down 45s from Albania.

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DJI unveiled a new drone today, and isn't it just the cutest little thing? The post DJI's New Palm-Sized Drone Responds To a Wave of Your Hand appeared first on WIRED.

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A solid gaming configuration, starting at just $999. The post Review: Origin PC EON15-S Gaming Laptop appeared first on WIRED.

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Take Lightning McQueen for a spin with this app-controlled toy. The post Sphero’s New Cars Toy Is the Fanciest RC Car You Ever Did See appeared first on WIRED.

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Trump in Brussels for 'tough' Nato talks amid protestsThe US president has previously criticised Nato members for not meeting spending targets. [...]

South China Sea: US warship sails close to disputed Mischief ReefIt's the first challenge to Beijing's claim to sovereignty over the waters since Trump too [...]

New Zealand space launch is first from a private siteThe first ever launch from New Zealand is a step towards making it cheaper to get cargo into space. [...]

US Republican Greg Gianforte charged over Guardian reporter 'body slam'Montana candidate Greg Gianforte faces a misdemeanour charge over a clash with a Guardian journalist [...]

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashesAround 35,000 demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Brasilia angry at alleged corruption. [...]

Children remember Manchester attack victims at vigilMartin reports on a special gathering in Manchester, where thousands of people remembered the victim [...]

Pictures: Landmarks light up for Manchester attack victimsLandmarks across the UK and around the world are lit up in the union jack colours to show support fo [...]

How blue whales became so bigBlue whales are the largest animals on the planet. Have you ever wondered why they're so huge? [...]

Manchester attacks: advice if you are upset or worried about what's happenedAdvice if you are feeling upset or anxious by the news about the attack at the Ariana Grande concert [...]

The invention that could clean up Pacific Ocean's plastic wasteHenderson Island in the Pacific Ocean has more plastic waste than anywhere else in the world, but th [...]

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For new entrepreneurs and business owners it's hard to know when to pull the trigger to hire someone when you want to step back from working in your business and instead start working on it to grow it. No one starts a business to be a slave to it and the only way to remove the shackles is to hi ...

Canada's elected leaders have taken to referring to modest and middle-income households as "struggling Canadians," but they are often short on details when it comes to who is struggling and why. Community organizations have been aware for some time of profound changes in the financial ...

While Vancouver and Toronto make headlines with $1,700-a-month "micro-suites" and tales of landlords doubling rent, another city is seeing rents rise even faster. Rent in Kitchener, Ont. is the fastest-rising in Canada, according to a new report from PadMapper. Aerial view of downtown Kitc ...

Canada Three Month Interbank Rate (Cidor) was quoted at 0.89 percent on Wednesday May 24. Interbank Rate in Canada averaged 3.29 percent from 1992 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 8.95 percent in November of 1992 and a record low of 0.43 percent in October of 2009. In Canada, the interbank r ...

The benchmark interest rate in Canada was last recorded at 0.50 percent. Interest Rate in Canada averaged 5.93 percent from 1990 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 16 percent in February of 1991 and a record low of 0.25 percent in April of 2009. In Canada, benchmark interest rate is set by the ...

Tourist Arrivals in Canada increased to 1670640 in March from 1467119 in February of 2017. Tourist Arrivals in Canada averaged 3006342.23 from 1972 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 7006165 in July of 1999 and a record low of 1138895 in January of 1978. This page provides - Canada Tourist Arr ...

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Get all the latest information on key economic data–from GDP to employment to trade data–from Statistics Canada here. Find Bank of Canada’s quarterly Monetary Policy Reports here. For Bank of Canada’s interest rate announcement schedule, click here. ...

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For the latest TSX numbers, please click here, and for Canadian market commentary, please click here. Note, these links direct you to the TMX Money site where you’ll also find data on futures and commodities. If you’re seeking data from other stock markets, please click here. Note, this link directs ...

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While housing risks should be considered, the financial sector is very strong. ...

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The Bank of Montreal grew its second-quarter net income by 28% and boosted its quarterly dividend, even as profits in its U.S. personal and commercial banking business declined. The Toronto-based bank, the first of the big Canadian lenders to report its second-quarter results, had $1.25 billion of n ...

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Aequitas NEO Exchange Inc. has announced that Redwood Asset Management Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Purpose Investments Inc., received final approval from NEO and Canadian securities regulators to launch a new series of ETFs. The following ETFs began trading today on NEO: Redwood Core Income E ...

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Rates on hold as Bank cites softness in core inflation and wages ...

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Trump administration has now decided not to delay the June 9 rule ...

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The absolute numbers are relatively small, however. ...

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The Moody’s ratings agency on Wednesday cut China’s credit rating due to surging debt, prompting a protest by Beijing and highlighting challenges faced by communist leaders as they overhaul a slowing economy. The announcement also triggered a sell-off in Chinese stocks. The country’s market benchmar ...

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Russell Investments has added the Multi-Asset Income Strategy fund to its multi-asset product lineup. The fund has a long-term objective and provides diversified exposure to traditional and non-traditional assets including equities, fixed income, real assets and absolute return portfolio segments, R ...

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The Trump administration’s budget plan for 2018 assumes that a mix of sharp spending and tax cuts can both shrink the deficit and fuel economic growth of 3% a year — a level it hasn’t achieved in more than a dozen years. Most economists and budget experts dismiss that promise as fancifully unrealist ...

Winning the first two games in its best-of-three match against Chinese Go grandmaster Ke Jie, AlphaGo reaffirms the rise of artificial intelligence. The post Google's AlphaGo Continues Dominance With Second Win in China appeared first on WIRED. ...

Rocket Lab's Electron is set to become the first launcher made for, and for sale to, small satellite startups. The post This New Goldilocks Rocket Is Juuust Right for Small Satellites appeared first on WIRED. ...

Marsha Blackburn is proposing to bring back privacy rules for broadband providers she just helped gut—and also apply them to Google and Facebook. The post Telco-Backed Politician Wants to Restore Privacy Rules She Helped Kill appeared first on WIRED. ...

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- Jeff Kagan

Comcast has led the way in cable television ever since it acquired AT&T Broadband a decade ago. [...]

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Genesys on Monday introduced G-Nine. "Think of G-Nine as the Genesys innovation framework that [...]

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Snap shares appear to have rebounded from the plunge they took earlier this month, after the newly p [...]

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Sally Yates, the heroic former acting attorney general who took on Donald Trump’s immigration executive order, spoke at her alma mater Harvard University on Wednesday, telling 2017 graduates her decision to go against the administration’s Muslim ban was “illustrative of an unexpected moment where th ...

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Budget Director Mick Mulvaney’s remarks show they aren’t operating in the real world. Not even close.... ...

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Senior Russian intelligence and political officials discussed how to influence Donald Trump through his advisers according to information gathered by American spies last summer, the New York Times reported on Wednesday, Citing three current and former U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence, t ...

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Five men, including a Washington political consultant and a federal employee, were criminally charged on Wednesday with engaging in an insider trading scheme based on leaks from within a federal healthcare agency. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced the arrests of political consultant David B ...

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“Late Show” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday dismantled Donald Trump’s budget proposal, noting the president made “some truly savage cuts” to Medicaid and other social programs. After noting Trump on Wednesday “stopped by the Vatican to completely bum out the Pope,” Meyers went in to note candidate Tru ...

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Finn’s dreams of making a difference will finally come true in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” The former stormtrooper left the darkside in favor of the resistance only to be seriously wounded during a face off with Kylo Ren in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” However, John Boyega, who plays the characte ...

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Bernie Sanders ripped President Donald Trump’s proposed budget Wednesday after the administration released an outline of their plan. The Vermont senator appeared on NBC to say that the proposal was “grotesquely immoral.” “That budget that Trump has presented is a grotesquely immoral budget,” he said ...

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The Donald Trump administration has asked Congress to give the federal government the ability to track and destroy any type of drone flying on domestic soil, a document obtained by the New York Times reveals. Under the proposal, government agencies and law enforcement would have the ability to monit ...

Samsung Electronics has confirmed it is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device. The launch of the Galaxy S8 was a key step for the world’s largest smartphone maker as it sought to move on from last year’s humilia ...

Electronic device makers, such as Hong Kong-listed Suga, and other start-ups are looking to cash in on a boom in China in so-called pet wearables, like smart collars, leashes and feeders. Pet ownership, denounced as a decadent and bourgeois habit after the Communist Party took power in China more th ...

Instagram is the most damaging social media platform when it comes to young people’s mental health, new research suggests. The photo-sharing app, which is owned by Facebook and has 700 million users worldwide, is considered the social media platform most likely to cause young people to feel depresse ...

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier The latest smartwatch from Samsung (HK$3,398) looks far more like a rugged travel watch than arch rival Apple Watch. It features IP68-rated water resistance, up to four days of battery, a dedicated app store, GPS positioning and a built-in speaker. Available from broadway.co ...

China’s government has stepped into the country’s bicycle-sharing industry, issuing its first set of rules to instil discipline and best practice, after more than 30 companies sprouted in major cities in less than a year, creating a multibillion yuan industry with millions of users but with a multit ...

Being a venture capitalist almost always comes with a degree of risk taking. But there are certain risks even those who make the boldest investment decisions in China’s tech universe wouldn’t want to take: using a phone with a low battery is one, and charging a phone wirelessly is another. So says C ...

Institutions and government departments looking to beef up security against unauthorised drones will soon be able to purchase an anti-drone “gun” to take down the flying devices. DataExpert Technology, an information security company based in Hong Kong, claims to be the first firm to distribute the ...

A US appeals court struck down a ruling Friday aimed at forcing drone owners to register their tiny aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA had introduced the ruling with the aim of curbing illegal flights near airports or interfering with civil aviation, but critics said the move ...

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2018 is likely to be a game-changing year for the banking and finance sector. As the General Data... The post The future is bright for banking appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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This article aims to list all top BI (Business Intelligence) products available on the market. It should help... The post Top Business Intelligence (BI) tools in the market appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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Analytics has been a well-known strategy to identify opportunities, streamline work, and take decisions. Almost all businesses in... The post Data analytics can take you places that you can’t imagine appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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Data—we are surrounded by it. We create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data every single day. More and more... The post Top 10 high paying countries for data scientist appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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Data drives companies’ success. It is very important to manage data because it runs systems, businesses, academies and... The post This is how a typical day of a data scientist looks like appeared first on Big Data Made Simple - One source. Many perspectives.. ...

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Motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson said on Thursday it will build a plant in Thailand to serve the Southeast Asian market.

Sen. Rand Paul is seeking to force a vote on a key portion of $110 billion Saudi Arabia arms deal.

Seven people were charged on Wednesday with conspiring to steal trade secrets from a Houston-based business.

Mulvaney says the administration is likely to tell lawmakers they'll need to act earlier than expected to increase the government's borrowing cap.

A deal between the three could be reached within about a month, sources told the Wall Street Journal.

1. Oil talks: Oil ministers from OPEC and other major producers will meet in Vienna on Thursday to decide whether to extend production cuts.

The alleged assault of Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs by Republican congressional candidate Greg Gianforte set social media alight on Wednesday night.

Greg Gianforte, the Republican candidate in Montana's special congressional election, has been charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly body slammed a reporter and broke his glasses on Wednesday night.

Sean Hannity's decision to promote a baseless conspiracy theory about the murder of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich has brought new public pressure on Fox News, just as it was beginning to emerge from a year of high-profile scandals.

Matt Boyle, the Washington editor of the far-right website Breitbart, thought Fox News had wimped out.

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Bankers say the damnedest things. A giant French bank on Wednesday was fined $350 million by New York regulators after investigators discovered a secret online chat room where traders and salespeople openly plotted to rip off clients — and discussed how they could throw authorities off their track. For six years, BNP Paribas gave a...

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Now I’ve heard everything. You already know about most of the high-tech scams being pulled these days. Like the phone call from a person who sounds awfully foreign but claims to be your grandkid in trouble overseas and in need of money. Or the sweet-voiced people who phone and claim they are from organizations that...

- John Crudele

The Census Bureau cheated its workers out of pay — and now the agency, which I believe is the worst-run organization in Washington, is likely going to pay for its sins. Big league. Lawyers for Census Bureau worker Alan Gross have already proven the wage theft case in court and are now trolling to find...

- John Crudele

Here is President Trump’s main problem in regard to keeping his campaign promises, like tax cuts: He needs to get his budget through Congress, complete with massive spending cuts, but even Republicans won’t go along with it. I fear Trump won’t get his budget cuts, so he won’t be able to get his tax cuts...

- Carleton English

The head of a discount generic-drug startup was so hard-up for a Hamptons house that he bilked his early investors and employees out of their stakes in the company, according to claims in an explosive lawsuit. Blink Health CEO Geoffrey Chaiken induced hedge-fund investor Michael Karsch in 2014 to provide a $1 million convertible loan...

It's the time of year again when NBA teams that planned for the future reap the rewards by winning playoff games while the stubborn New York Knicks and bumbling Brooklyn Nets watch on television. As... To view the full story, click the title link.

- Ross Barkan

Driving a cab in New York was never an easy living, but for many years it was at least predictable. The industry hardly changed for decades: There were yellow cabs, each requiring a medallion, and... To view the full story, click the title link.

Verizon Communications tops the list ranked by annual revenue To view the full story, click the title link.

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New York, New York, is top of the list, A–No. 1—in construction costs. If you can build it there, you can build it anywhere on earth for less, a report by professional services company... To view the full story, click the title link.

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As editor of Crain’s New York Business, I don't normally find myself going to New Jersey on official business. But last week I traveled to the beautiful Hoboken waterfront to speak at... To view the full story, click the title link.

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MANCHESTER, England/LONDON (Reuters) - British police have stopped sharing information on the suicide bombing in Manchester with the United States, the BBC reported on Thursday, because of fears that leaks in the U.S. media could hinder a hunt for a possible bomb-maker still at large. ...

LONDON (Reuters) - Net migration to Britain was 248,000 last year, official data showed on Thursday, down 84,000 from 2015 but still more than double the government's target level. ...

LONDON, May 25 (Reuters) - Britain's economy slowed more than previously thought in the first three months of 2017 as rising inflation boosted by last year's Brexit vote took a toll on household spending, official figures showed on Thursday. ...

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Andrew Grill looks at how high street banks in the UK are responding to disruption by FinTech startups in two different ways - Barclays and their WeWork inspired spaces, and Clydesdale Bank's "Studio B". ...

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Andrew will be providing keynote at the Managing Partner Forum Summer Summit 2017. This event examines how leading professional services firms are shaping up to face the future, through their people and their culture.I will be speaking on the importance of "Diversity of Thought". ...

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If you're an Australian Technology company looking to go global, this is for you. On May 16th and 18th in Sydney and Melbourne, don't miss this opportunity to hear how you can expand beyond the Australian market. ...

- Anthony Ha

Flexible retail startup Bulletin raises $2.2M Bulletin, the startup that describes itself as “WeWork for retail space,” is announcing that it has raised $2.2 million in seed funding. The idea is to give businesses — particularly online brands — access to brick-and-mortar retail space without the cost or commitment of a traditional lease. Read ...

- Jordan Crook

Foursquare data shows international tourism to the U.S. is down International tourism to the U.S. is down, according to Foursquare location data. Using data from 13 million users (who have opted in to always-on location trails), Foursquare can examine who walks in and out of 93 million public places across the globe. According to the firm, the U.S. market share ...

- Sarah Buhr

R.I.P. Imzy Imzy, the kinder, gentler online community platform, will be shutting down on June 23rd. Company co-founder Dan McComas made the announcement in a blog post today, stating his apologies and explaining to the community Imzy just couldn’t find its place in the market. Read More ...

Nokia 3310: How long could you survive with a retro phone?Technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones swaps his smartphone for the retro Nokia 3310 for a day. ...

How to beat security threats to 'internet of things'Click talks to a cyber-security expert about how to protect your connected home appliances from hackers. ...

Watch Mark Zuckerberg find out he's got into HarvardSee the moment a young Mark Zuckerberg gets the good news, as filmed by his dad, Edward. ...

Cool Vendors in Core AI TechnologiesCool or not?  With all the hype (and confusion) from vendors aro [...]

By now you've probably heard the news that IBM is canning its remote working policy and calling [...]

Data sovereignty is a persistent topic in my cloud office inquiries. Many customers want to know whe [...]

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CUneXus, a company that offers banks application-free consumer lending products, announced a partnership this week with enterprise business solutions company MeridianLink. As a part of the partnership, CUneXus’ cplXpress will power one-click loan applications for MeridianLink’s loan origination syst ...

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Just when you thought it was safe to enlist yourself in the API revolution, along comes Caxton with what founder and CEO Rupert Lee-Browne described as “the next generation of connectivity using the blockchain.” “We believe the future of the API is dead,” Lee-Browne said, kicking off Caxton’s live d ...

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Highlighting the fact that regulation is a key barrier to growth for banks, a post at the Trulioo blog earlier this month underscored how important it was for FIs to leverage technology to meet these challenges. “To help grow their role and create effective change, compliance needs to embrace the pr ...

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These Engineering Ed Projects are Our Kind of HacksHighly polished all-in-one gear for teaching STEM is one way to approach the problem. But for some, they can be intimidating and the up-front expenditure can be a barrier to just trying something before you’re certain you want to commit. [Miranda] is taking a different approach with the aim of makin ...

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Radar Sensors Put to the Test[Andreas Spiess] picked up a few inexpensive radar sensors. He decided to compare the devices and test them and–lucky for us–he collected his results in a video you can see below. The questions he wanted to answer were: Are they 3.3 V-compatible? How much current do they draw? How long to they show ...

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What Lies Within: SMT Inductor TeardownEver wonder what’s inside a surface-mount inductor? Wonder no more as you watch this SMT inductor teardown video. “Teardown” isn’t really accurate here, at least by the standard of [electronupdate]’s other component teardowns, like his looks inside LED light bulbs and das blinkenlights. “Rubdown” is ...