February 6, 2019

4 measles cases now confirmed in Oregon as outbreak total hits 54 – KOMO News

4 measles cases now confirmed in Oregon as outbreak total hits 54  KOMO NewsPORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority say they have confirmed three more cases of measles in Multnomah County, bringing the state's total in the ...View full c...
February 6, 2019

Search team recover body from Sala plane

The body found in wreckage of plane carrying footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson has been recovered.
February 6, 2019

2018-19 NBA Trade Tracker: 76ers acquire Tobias Harris from Clippers; Lakers make deal with Pistons – CBS Sports

2018-19 NBA Trade Tracker: 76ers acquire Tobias Harris from Clippers; Lakers make deal with Pistons  CBS SportsEverything you need to know about the 76ers' trade for Tobias Harris  Yahoo SportsThe Clippers won the Tobias Harris trad...
February 6, 2019

One year after it was shot into space, let’s check in on Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster

It's hard to believe it's already been a year, but exactly 12 months ago today was the first launch of SpaceX's Falcon Heavy. The rocket launch was a huge success and while SpaceX hasn't launched Heavy again in the time since, it was still a very big deal for the company. Falcon Heavy, which has since been usurped by new SpaceX projects including Starship and Super Heavy, flew skyward one year ago and took Elon Musk's own Tesla Roadster along for the ride. The pricey payload, with its Starman mannequin seated behind the wheel, has been flying through space ever since. Let's check on its progress, shall we? Figuring out exactly where the Roadster and its Starman passenger are at any given point is incredibly easy thanks to the handy website whereisroadster.com, which tracks the progress of the vehicle every moment of every day. Going by the site's statistics, the Roadster is currently around 226 million miles from Earth and 163 million miles from Mars, and it got to its current position by traveling at a speed of approximately 5,149 miles per hour. That's an incredibly speedy vehicle, and it won't be slowing down any time soon. As far as total distance traveled, the car has cruised for a whopping 473.3 million miles as of this writing. It'll take approximately 557 days for the Roadster to make a full orbit around the Sun, and it's projected to continue to travel through space for a long, long time to come. As LiveScience notes, scientists believe the Roadster will eventually crash into either Earth or Venus. However, it could take many millions of years for that to happen, and the odds of it slamming into either planet in the next million years are significantly less than ten percent. It's worth noting that by the time the Roadster meets its end, it will likely look a whole lot different than it did when it initially took off. Telsa vehicles might look nice and shiny here on Earth, but the harsh conditions of space are likely to wreak havoc on the exterior as well as Starman himself.
February 6, 2019

Leaked Nokia 9 PureView press renders give us an up-close look at all five cameras

While Samsung is set to take the mobile world by storm with the unveiling of its Galaxy S10 series on February 20th, another, even larger event will follow just days later. MWC 2019 is set to begin on February 25th, and one of the more intriguing phones expected to make its debut at the conference is the Nokia 9 PureView. Nokia hasn't been a major player in the industry for quite some time, but it's certainly making waves with the Nokia 9 PureView, which, as you might have heard, features five rear cameras. While other brands are just now considering including a third rear camera, Nokia decided to jump a few steps ahead and leapfrog everyone. And now, thanks to yet another massive leak, we get to those cameras (and the rest of the phone) in all their glory. On Wednesday, 91mobiles shared purported press renders of the Nokia 9 PureView. The images seem to line up with all of the previous reports about the phone, leading us to believe this is what the final design of the phone will look like when it debuts later this month. And as you can see, the five cameras are arranged in a circular pattern on the back of the device, flanked by an LED flash and an autofocus module to the left and right: Nokia has also included an in-display fingerprint sensor, bringing it up to speed with the likes of Samsung, OnePlus and others. So, at least in terms of future-facing features, the Nokia 9 PureView is loaded. But there are other areas where it falls short. What stands out just as much as the five cameras is the overall design of the phone. In an age of Infinity-O displays and camera notches, Nokia opted to stick with tried and true bezels. The specifications aren't likely to stand out either, as rumors suggest the phone will ship with last year's Snapdragon 845 processor, 6GB of RAM, and a 5.99-inch display with 2K resolution. Nevertheless, Nokia is clearly going out on a limb with some unique features to counteract the midrange specs and design.
February 6, 2019

Stansted 15 activist: ‘Relieved we’re not going to prison’

Protesters who delayed flights and closed a runway at Stansted airport have avoided immediate jail sentences
February 6, 2019

Miller Lite fires back at Bud Light over Super Bowl ‘corntroversy’ with full-page ad

"We want consumers to know the facts..."
February 6, 2019

House Republicans reveal how they’ll attack the growing popularity of a Green New Deal

Democrats are expected to release a highly anticipated draft plan for a Green New Deal in the coming days — a plan that will aim to combat climate change through a major economic transformation. And during a pair of House headings on Wednesday, some Republican talking points were revealed that provide insight into how they […]
February 6, 2019

Thieves and hackers are getting better at bypassing iCloud to unlock iPhones

In yet another sign of the mobile-first world we live in, even muggings and robberies are starting to take on a tech-savvy flair. As was the case during one 2017 incident in Washington DC, for example, when a woman was leaving a metro station and a teenager got the drop on her, grabbing her around the neck. He instructed her to keep quiet. And to delete her iCloud. Then he grabbed her iPhone 6S and took off. Philadelphia was hit by a round of similar incidents like that one last month. The common link in all of them was a thief pointing a gun at the victim, demanding their iPhone and commanding them to disable the "Find My iPhone" feature in addition to logging out of iCloud. Those encounters are part of a revealing new look by Motherboard at how thieves and hackers are getting savvier at bypassing what's generally regarded as the iPhone's secure protective features through a combination of low-tech and digital means. As a reminder, iPhones can only be linked to a single iCloud account, which is intended as a way to keep it secure and make it not as tempting a target for thieves -- who would have to figure out how to remove the iCloud account from the phone to make it worth selling to someone else. Per Motherboard: "The iCloud security feature has likely cut down on the number of iPhones that have been stolen, but enterprising criminals have found ways to remove iCloud in order to resell devices. To do this, they phish the phone’s original owners, or scam employees at Apple Stores, which have the ability to override iCloud locks. Thieves, coders, and hackers participate in an underground industry designed to remove a user’s iCloud account from a phone so that they can then be resold." Underground industry sounds like a pretty good description of what's happening here, as there's actually a growing bag of tricks that thieves can dip into in order to get into iCloud-locked iPhones, with popular tricks including the creation of fake receipts as well as an oldie but goodie - the classic phishing scam, with phishing kits actually starting to be sold to less savvy iPhone thieves. As far as the fake receipt approach goes, that involves thieves whipping up fake receipts and invoices to trick Apple into thinking they're the phone's rightful owner. That's done via tricks that include social engineering at Apple Stores, but Motherboard reports there are also "custom phishing kits for sale online designed to steal iCloud passwords from a phone’s original owner." Here's another interesting fact: Even some unnamed repair companies are wading into this territory, with some of them becoming actual customers of companies that illegally unlock iCloud accounts. "There are many listings on eBay, Craigslist, and wholesale sites for phones billed as 'iCloud-locked,' or 'for parts' or something similar," the Motherboard article continues. "While some of these phones are almost certainly stolen, many of them are not. According to three professionals in the independent repair and iPhone refurbishing businesses, used iPhones -- including some iCloud-locked devices -- are sold in bulk at private 'carrier auctions' where companies like T-Mobile, Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, and cell phone insurance providers sell their excess inventory (often through third-party processing companies.)"
February 6, 2019

Batley ‘gas explosion’ leaves four people hurt

Residents living nearby spoke of hearing the "loudest bang" from a flat in the West Yorkshire town.