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Messages about winning prizes from Amazon.com, even when I'm not using the site. The intrusive ads can also appear when browsing links that are posted on Facebook. Malvertising has been a problem for years, but lately has become more pervasive on mobile devices. Symantec, a security company, noted this year that the congratulations malware has been making a strong push onto Android devices with a Trojan horse called Android.
Nuclear materials developed for a sustainable future
An EU-funded project has fostered links between national and European programmes to harmonise and implement scientific and technical research into materials for a safe and sustainable nuclear sector. The MATISSE project provided the foundation for an integrated European research programme, which investigated innovative materials that can be used to ensure a safe and sustainable nuclear sector. By bringing together 27 organisations from 10 European countries, MATISSE allowed researchers to participate in the latest European initiatives, developing advanced materials for nuclear energy production.
For Warehouse Workers, Technology Starts to Look More Like Home
TechStyle and a handful of other sellers have found one hack by turning loose consumer technology in their back-office operations. It's so obvious, said Evan Garber, chief executive of EVS, a software firm that develops warehouse management systems. Having one device that can do everything, he said, appeals to the millennial workforce-a growing percentage of warehouse staff and managers. Plus, during busy periods, Mr Hooper said, many warehouse operators find that Amazon has beaten them to renting most of the extra bricks out there.
Qualcomm's No Good, Very Bad Streak
Qualcomm Inc stepped into the escalating spat between the US and China. The chip maker's chances of closing a critical acquisition recently dimmed after China signaled it could block the deal. It is in danger of losing a significant customer, ZTE Corp., after the US banned American companies from selling components to the Chinese handset maker. Qualcomm is laying off 4.4% of its workforce in an effort boost profits through cost-cutting. It has to convince shareholders it can.
Qatar Airways to expand despite 'large loss': chief
Qatar Airways will continue to expand even as it prepares to announce large annual losses due to a blockade by neighbours, the airline's chief executive said on Monday. When I say we will be declaring a large loss, for me, after making profit, then even if I lost only 10 million, it's a large loss, Baker told a press conference. Barring Qatar Airways from using its neighbours' airspace has increased costs for the company during the 10 months since the crisis erupted.
Neural network trained to assess fire effects
To train the neural network, the scientists used publicly available satellite images of California taken in 2017. Later, the trained network reliably identified burnt-out houses in the test area, Santa Rosa (California), which was affected by destructive fires. If used in a crisis environment, the solution helps to quickly assess the scope of the disaster and the expected damage and expedite the decision making process.
Amazon is reportedly working on its first home robot
Amazon is reportedly developing its first ever robot for the home according to Bloomberg. Prototype robots built by Amazon reportedly come with computer vision software and cameras for navigation, and the company is said to be planning to seed devices in employees' homes by the end of the year.
Clouds in three dimensions
Some processes, such as the vertical formation of clouds over time, are difficult to study in two dimensions. According to Tobias Gnther, a senior scientist in Gross' team, the new 3-D visualisation methods were well received by attendees. Ascending clouds create turbulences that cause stronger vorticity or changes in trajectory. The new visualisations simplify the classification of cloud formations as they can reveal clouds that are unobservable from satellites above or from the ground.
Financial expert taking Facebook to UK court over fake ads
A personal finance expert launched a lawsuit against Facebook in Britain on Monday, claiming the social media company is allowing the publication of scam ads featuring his name. Lewis's lawyer was lodging papers for defamation Monday at Britain's High Court in a bid to make the social media company change its procedures. Attorney Mark Lewis said his client was seeking substantial damages, so Facebook can't simply see paying out damages as just the 'cost of business' and carry on regardless.
India's TCS crosses $100-bln market value
Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) became the first Indian company in a decade to breach the $100-billion market value barrier after stocks in the IT giant soared on Monday. Shares in India's largest software exporter rose more than 4 percent following positive earnings results to hit a high of 3,557 rupees ($53.53) on the Bombay Stock Exchange's Sensex index.
Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it was hacked
The Mideast ride-sharing app Careem says it has been hacked. While credit card information remains safe, Careem says that the hackers got access to customers' name, email addresses, phone numbers and trip data. Careem is one of just a few Gulf startups to be valued at $1 billion. The six-year-old company localized the idea of Uber by also allowing customers to pay by cash.
EU probes Italy's latest Alitalia rescue loan
EU anti-trust regulators on Monday opened an in-depth probe to establish whether a massive rescue loan by the Italian government to troubled airline Alitalia constituted illegal state aid. The salvo from Brussels targets a 900 million euro ($1.1 billion) bridge loan by Rome to keep Alitalia afloat after staff in 2017 rejected a last-ditch cost-cutting plan to save the company. Under EU state aid rules, public interventions to troubled companies must be made under terms equivalent to market conditions.
Iran's banks banned from Bitcoin deals
Iran's central bank has banned other banks from dealing in crypto-currencies, over concerns the technology could be used illegally. It said Bitcoin could be turned into a means for money-laundering and financing terrorism and a means for transferring criminals' money. Banks, credit institutions and currency exchanges all now have to avoid any sale or purchase of digital currencies. In February, Minister of Information and Communications Technology Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi announced a plan to develop Iran's own virtual currency.
Quantum radar will expose stealth aircraft
Stealth aircraft in the Canadian arctic will be no match for a new quantum radar system. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are developing a new technology that promises to help radar operators cut through heavy background noise and isolate objects-including stealth aircraft and missiles-with unparalleled accuracy. Stealth aircraft rely on special paint and body design to absorb and deflect radio waves-making them invisible to traditional radar.
These Meizu earphones have a light up cable that flashes in blue or red
Called Halo, the Bluetooth 4.1 with aptX earbuds feature a 1.5-meter cable that lights up and flashes in bright neon red or blue for an average of 5 hours. These Meizu earphones aren't the first with an illuminating cable built around Fibrance - Glow also has a pair that lights up in red, green, or blue for $139. The earphones also sync with a smartphone app that lets you control things like brightness and lighting modes.
Man fined over 'Nazi pug' hate crime
A man who filmed a pet dog giving Nazi salutes before putting the footage on YouTube has been fined 800. Mark Meechan, 30, recorded his girlfriend's pug, Buddha, responding to statements such as Sieg Heil by raising its paw. Meechan, of Coatbridge, North Lanarkshire, was sentenced at Airdrie Sheriff Court after being found guilty of committing a hate crime last month. There was a small demonstration outside court by protesters claiming the case went against the principle of freedom of speech.
Campaign against online video-game bullies flops
It seemed like a killer idea: combat sexist harassment in online video games by unleashing hit squads of talented female players to slay the bullies. According to the agency, the demise of Bully Hunters was a case of good-intentioned naivete colliding with the idiosyncratic, often-aggressive world of online gaming. She said she was bothered by the idea that girls and women need saviors to protect them from gaming bullies.
Survey finds public trust in Facebook plummeted after Cambridge Analytical scandal
Much of America believed in Facebook as the unassuming social network, connecting friends and family on the internet while protecting their privacy. That belief has been shattered because of Facebook's entanglement with Cambridge Analytica, a survey released this week says. Ponemon Institute's study has asked same question since 2011, when 67 percent of respondents expressed trust in Facebook. Another notable jump was about whether the government should regulate Facebook and other internet platforms to protect user privacy.
Google launches Chat to compete with Apple's iMessage
Google is launching a new text messaging system for its Android platform to challenge Apple's iMessage in smartphone text messaging supremacy. Unlike iMessage and other third-party messaging app, such as WhatsApp or Signal, Chat will not support end-to-end encryption, leaving the messages less secure than its competitors. With the advent of Chat, other Google projects in the space will be phased out. Allo was only the latest creation in its history, with products like Google Talk, Google Hangouts and Google Messenger launched to mixed results.
Electronics giant Philips posts 27% drop in Q1 profits
Dutch electronics giant Philips Monday posted a 27 percent drop in first quarter profits, hit partly by the costs of restructuring and some acquisitions as it evolves its portfolio. Sales in the first quarter stood at 3.9 billion euros, 2.0 percent down on 4.03 million euros in 2017. The 2017 first quarter profits also got a boost from a 59 million euros gain from selling some real estate. Philips is a global multinational with more than 74,000 employees and income streams in over 150 countries.

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