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Truman Medical Centers pays ransom after computer attack

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Truman Medical Centers officials say a ransomware attack on the Kansas City hospital locked employees out of parts of its computer system. The hospital statement said the attack patients’ health and financial information was not affected by the attack on Tuesday. KCUR reports the hospital paid a small amount to the attackers have the system unlocked. Spokeswoman Leslie Carto said the attackers weren’t looking for information, only ransom. She refused to say how much Truman paid to the attackers. [“source=koamnewsnow”]

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Apple unveils $5,999 Mac Pro computer aimed at professionals

Apple unveiled the latest version of its high-end desktop computer, the Mac Pro, alongside several other announcements at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday. With prices starting at $5,999, the new Mac Pro will rank as one of Apple’s most expensive – and powerful — pieces of hardware when it goes on sale this fall. Aimed at professionals handling tech-intensive projects such as video editing and animation, the redesigned model features a stainless steel frame and “cheese grater”-style, removable aluminum housing, which allows users to easily modify the computer…

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Schools, businesses grapple with schools’ computer education

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – Kansas leaders in business, education and politics are considering ways to update the state’s school curriculums to teach students computer science skills that will prepare them for how technology is changing the world. Making the changes would require overcoming several obstacles, including how to add more computer science courses without reducing time for traditional science subjects, and attracting and keeping computer experts who generally make much higher salaries in the private sector, Kansas News Service reports. Rep. Steve Huebert, an engineer who leads the Kansas House Education…

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Chinese computer research body to cut ties with division of U.S.-based IEEE

SHANGHAI: Beijing-based technology research group The China Computer Federation (CCF) is suspending communications with a U.S. based engineers’ association in the latest example of fallout from the U.S. embargo on phone maker Huawei Technologies. The CCF said on Thursday it would suspend dealings with the publications division of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), a day after the latter confirmed it will bar Huawei staff from participating in certain aspects of the peer review process for its research papers. The conflict between the two organizations highlights how trade restrictions imposed on Huawei…

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First Apple computer made in 1976 to be auctioned online

In 1976, Apple Inc made and sold the first ever Apple computer. Fewer than half of the 200 Apple-1 computers, ever made, have survived and one of them could be yours as it goes for an online sale starting Thursday. A rare Apple-1 computer, the first personal computer ever made, will be sold by global auction house Christie’s during an online sale “On the Shoulders of Giants: Making the Modern World”. It is estimated to be sold between $4,00,000-$650,000 (Rs 2.81 to Rs 4.56 crore). Apple co-founders Steve Jobs and…

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Why does rebooting your computer almost always fix it?

People and computers can be very similar; in some senses. After a long day of going to the gym, working, running errands and taking care of your family, energy runs low and completing certain tasks become more difficult. At the end of the day, sometimes the best thing to do is to shut down and rest. Think about it, computers are the same way. When a computer is in use, applications are starting and shutting down all the time. After a while it can really overload your computer’s memory. That’s…

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Beowulf Was Written By One Person, According to Computer Analysis

The poem has been read in classrooms around the world and has influenced countless works of literature, but the identity of the author of Beowulf remains unknown. Scholars can’t agree on when exactly the anonymous poet wrote Beowulf, or on whether it was even a single person. Now, a study published in the journal Nature Human Behaviour may finally put one part of that debate to rest. After analyzing the text of the Old English epic, researchers have concluded that Beowulf is the work of one author, the Boston Globe reports. Written a millennium ago, Beowulf follows a brave hero, the title character,…

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Here’s How Much Computer Programmers Earn in Each State

The Amazon World Headquarters Campus Spheres in Seattle. Washington state boasts the highest average annual wage for computer programmers in the U.s.GETTY In today’s skill-intensive job market, having practical working knowledge of computers (and the internet) is a non-negotiable — it’s simply essential. Not surprisingly, the role of a computer programmer has experienced a meteoric rise in demand, pay and general awareness over the years, at least since the digital boom of the 1990s. The average income of computer programmers has reached $87,530 as of 2017, according to the latest data…

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Cyber attack on major parties computer systems, Scott Morrison reveals

Foreign spies have attempted to hack the Liberal, National and Labor parties’ computer servers, seeing Australia’s electoral process targeted in the same way other western democracies such as the US has suffered. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said a “sophisticated state actor” was responsible for carrying out “this malicious activity”. “Let me be clear though there is no evidence of any electoral interference,” Mr Morrison said. “I have instructed the Australian Cyber Security Centre to be ready to provide any political party or electoral body in Australia with immediate support including…

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For some people, their phone is the only computer they need

I’m writing this blog post from my phone. Well, not completely from my phone as there’s a bit of formatting needed that’s just too difficult to do without a keyboard no matter how much Zanax there is in the world. But I’ve written enough of it to say that I did it from a phone and not feel like I’m bending the truth. 60 minutes of working from a phone and I call uncle. I’m not cut out for it. Why I’m doing it from my phone is something I want to…

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