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Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-13 08:24:57
Intelsat SA will be the first customer for Orbital ATK Inc’s new service that will use robotic vehicles to fix damaged satellites in space, the companies said on Tuesday. Orbital ATK plans to launch the first of a planned fleet of five robotic servicing vehicles in 2018, its chief executive, David Thompson, told reporters at a press conference at the Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The satellite repair business is part of a $1 billion investment by Orbital in future space technologies. Orbital’s service vehicle will serve initially just as a jet backpack, extending the life of a satellite by providing an alternative maneuvering system. Future satellite servicing vehicles, however, will be able to fix problems, such as unfurling a jammed solar array, refueling satellites and even assembling satellites in orbit, Thompson said. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-13 07:58:54
Billionaire Internet investor Yuri Milner announced another $100 million initiative on Tuesday to better understand the cosmos, this time by deploying thousands of tiny spacecraft to travel to our nearest neighboring star system and send back pictures. If successful, scientists could determine if Alpha Centauri, a star system about 25 trillion miles away, contains an Earth-like planet capable of sustaining life. The catch: It could take years to develop the project, dubbed Breakthrough Starshot, and there is no guarantee it will work. Tuesday’s announcement, made with cosmologist Stephen Hawking, comes less than a year after the announcement of Breakthrough Listen. That decade-long, $100 million project, also backed by Milner, monitors radio signals for signs of intelligent life across the universe. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-13 07:39:30
California lawmakers on Tuesday took a major step toward outlawing the use of so-called "ransomware" to hijack computers for money, passing a bill through its first committee with the support of law enforcement. The legislation, which would call for hackers using ransomware to be prosecuted under a statute similar to extortion but geared specifically to cyber crime, easily cleared the state senate's public safety committee. Senate Bill 1137 moves next to that body's appropriations committee. It must be approved by both houses of the California legislature and be signed by Governor Jerry Brown to become law. A spokesman for the measure's author, state Senator Bob Hertzberg, said the measure, which was co-sponsored by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, had been met with little opposition so far. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-13 07:14:33
Uber Technologies Inc  on Tuesday released its first ever transparency report detailing the information requested by not only U.S. law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators. The ride-sharing company said that between July and December 2015, it had provided information on more than 12 million riders and drivers to various U.S. regulators and on 469 users to state and federal law agencies. The privately held company, valued at more than $60 billion, said the agencies requested information on trips, trip requests, pickup and dropoff areas, fares, vehicles, and drivers. Uber said it got 415 requests from law enforcement agencies, a majority of which came from state governments, and that it was able to provide data in nearly 85 percent of the cases. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-12 14:38:05
More than 500 million digital identities were stolen or exposed in 2015, suggests a report from security firm Symantec. In addition, it said, fake technical support scams rose by 200% and crypto-based ransomware attacks grew by 35%. Hackers also made more use of unknown software bugs to make sure attacks work, said the annual threat report. It said the gangs behind the attacks had become more professional and now resembled legitimate software firms. "They have extensive resources and highly skilled technical staff that operate with such efficiency that they maintain normal business hours and even take the weekends and holidays off," said Kevin Haley, director of Symantec security response in a statement. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-12 14:06:19
HTC has announced a smartphone with an "ultraselfie" front camera designed to reduce the risk of blurry shots. The lens module features optical image stabilisation (OIS) tech to counteract the effect of shaky hands - marking the first time the feature has appeared in a handset's front camera. The firm also says the HTC 10's rear camera is ranked as one of the best. But analysts are doubtful whether such features are enough to improve the Taiwanese company's fortunes. Five years ago, HTC was the world's fourth bestselling smartphone maker with a market share of about 9%. But in 2015, it fell to 17th place with a share of about 1%, according to research firm IDC. HTC posted a 15.6bn Taiwanese dollar ($480.5m; £335.8m) loss in its last financial year, leaving it with cash reserves of just over double that sum. It blamed its ill fortune on a lack of demand for its last top-end handset - the HTC One M9. "To be very candid, our flagship did not perform well," the firm's chief financial officer Chialin Chang told analysts in February. "Actually I would say our flagships are falling far short of our expectations for the entire cycle of 2015." One company watcher said the new Android handset addressed complaints about the M9's camera, display, battery life and ageing design - but said it might still struggle. "HTC has righted all the wrongs with the last two generations of products and delivered the phone that it needed," said Ben Wood from the consultancy CCS Insight. "But it still has a mountain to climb to gain any traction despite the fact this looks like a beautiful device. "That's because there are many, many other manufacturers out there with stunning products too, and HTC can't afford the marketing firepower to match rivals like Samsung and Huawei." Stabilised camera HTC says that by adding OIS to both the 10's cameras they should cope well in low light conditions since they can keep their shutters open for longer without risking blurred results. "It's a world's first - optical image stabilisation in the front-facing camera," explained its executive Graham Wheeler. "It was incredibly difficult to do because OIS is quite a large module with magnets in it - and we had to have two near to each other. Both front and rear cameras have a relatively wide aperture of f1.8 - meaning they let in more light than the previous generation - but differ in resolution. The front is five megapixels and the rear 12MP. Photos can be captured in the RAW format - allowing more flexibility in photo editing software than Jpgs - and a laser-based focusing system on the back is said to be fast enough to work in photo-burst mode. HTC's marketing materials point out that 10's rear camera ties with the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge's as the best of their kind in tests by DxOMark - a highly regarded image research firm. Other features of the new phone include: A 5.2in (13.2cm) display with 564 pixels per inch, which is said to be 30% more colourful and 50% more responsive to touch than its predecessor The ability to record and play 24-bit audio. A pair of "hi-res" certified earphones are included in the box A 3,000 mAh battery that can be charged to 50% in 30 minutes It will cost £569 when it goes on sale later this month. That is £20 less than the M9's launch price and matches the cost of Samsung's Galaxy S7. Virtual reality One analyst who was given an early look at the handset said he found little to be excited about. "It has a good display, but it's not the best," said Stuart Robinson from Strategy Analytics. "The DxO mark is good, but it's the same as the S7 Edge - and does that make it the best? Normally, I would recommend people look at several benchmarks rather than just one. "Selfies are very popular, so putting optical image stabilisation in the front camera does matter. "But if HTC really wanted to push the message about its front-facing camera hard it should have used the same one as that in the rear - the reason it hasn't done so is to keep costs down." HTC recently launched the Vive - a virtual reality headset that offers more features than its competitors and is more expensive as a consequence. But unlike LG and Samsung, it has chosen not to sell add-on VR kit for the HTC 10, although the phone is compatible with Google Cardboard cases. Mr Wood said this was not surprising. "It's a conscious decision as HTC feels Vive is at a completely different level from its virtual reality competitors and doesn't want to dilute that message by offering a mediocre VR smartphone experience," he said. "But it's not out of the question that it will do something with mobile VR when it thinks it's the right time." More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-12 13:44:11
57 percent of companies globally, admit that the information security incidents they experienced in the last year had a negative impact on their reputation. The average cost of brand damage incurred per incident bysmall and medium-sized businesses was more than $8,000, while the damage toenterprises exceeded $200,000. These were the findings of a study by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, with over 5,500 IT specialists from 26 countries around the world, including the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, surveyed in 2015. In a highly competitive environment, successful businesses are built on more than just efficiency and product or service quality. Having the trust of customers and partners can yield higher profits, and a spotlessbrand reputation plays a key role in establishing that trust.The loss of consumer confidence in a business often leads to lower profits, and sometimes to bankruptcy. Reputational damage depends directly on whether or not the incident becomes public knowledge. 22% of the global respondents stated that information about anincident at their company had leaked to the media and been made public.The extent of reputational damage can be measured by the amount a company has to spend to restore its image. Every fourth company was forced to seek assistance from external PR consultants. Interestingly, over the last three years, businesses have begun to pay more attention to a positive reputation. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-12 13:36:30
Fresh off a two-year stock rally and a win with its "Star Wars: Battlefront" title, Electronic Arts Inc is attracting sizeable buy-in from institutional investors who expect the company to keep doing well with shooter videogames. Even as that rally started to fizzle in the fourth quarter of 2015, roughly 154 pension funds, hedge funds and mutual funds became new shareholders of the company - a net of 87 new institutional purchasers after sellers walked away, according to research firm Morningstar. Buoyed in part by a pipeline of refreshes to already-popular games including "Battlefield" and "Titanfall," analysts, too, are optimistic about the stock, with 18 of 20 tracked by Thomson Reuters recommending investors buy shares, with the remaining two neutral. "EA has a really good slate coming up," said Mike Hickey, an analyst with Benchmark Company. "Over the next year it looks like it's positioned to do fairly well." More»
Amwal Al Ghad - 2016-04-12 12:54:30
Twenty-five Chinese technology companies have signed a pledge to counter images and information online that promote terrorism, the internet regulator said on Tuesday, months after China passed a controversial new anti-terrorism law. The Cyberspace Administration of China said the companies had promised to "handle in a timely way terror-related harmful, illegal information, create a clear internet space and maintain social stability". The companies which have signed up include Baidu Inc, Tencent Holdings Ltd, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, and Sina Corp, the regulator said. Tencent, Alibaba, and Sina did not immediately respond to request for comment. A Baidu spokesman declined to comment. More»
Amwal Al Ghad English - 2016-04-12 12:25:37
Egyptian Information Technology Institute (ITI) is organising the Mobile Developer Weekend (MDW) 2016, under the theme of “Towards Mobility World” on 14-16 April at ITI premises in Smart Village. The event gathers all mobile app ecosystem key players from developers, mobile operators, device manufacturers and industry professionals to explore latest apps, startups and opportunities. Sessions will cover latest trends in the mobile world through different stops on market trends, m-advertisement, health care and gamification. Attendees will have the opportunity to be enrolled in diversified hands-on workshops on cross platform development, wearables app development, m-advertisement, mobile app testing, performance techniques, architecture concepts, mobile backend, cloud computing, cognitive computing, continuous integration, virtual reality, agility and gamification. More»