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FedEx estimates ransomware attack cost $300 million

FedEx acquired Dutch shipper TNT Express last year for $4.8 billion, well before the NotPetya ransomware ran wild on TNT's systems June 27th, disrupting much of its shipping operation. Like the earlier WannaCry outbreak, NotPetya used a Windows explo...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

Stunning visual puzzler 'The Witness' arrives on iOS

After months of teases and rumour, striking 3D puzzle game The Witness has finally landed in the App Store, for both iPhone and iPad. Likened to a modern-day Myst, the open world game sees players wake up on a strange, colorful island with no memory...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

Apple TV 4K hands-on: finally, no compromises

Apple's long-awaited fourth-generation Apple TV was almost a slam dunk. The only problem? It didn't have 4K. That was a notable omission since both Amazon and Roku released streaming players supporting the new format in 2015. Now, Apple is finally re...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

The Morning After: Thursday, September 21st 2017

Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to Thursday. Apple's new Watch Series 3 has a tiny LTE connectivity issue -- something the company says it will fix in an update, but good luck to those with a pre-order. Google, as rumored, is buying HT...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

Gett is using Citymapper data to plot new ride-sharing routes

London's public transport system is pretty robust, with plenty of Tubes, buses and overground lines zig-zagging across the city. At rush hour, though, squeezing onto a crammed DLR carriage can be a total nightmare. One alternative is a taxi-hailing a...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

'Rainbow Six Seige' update could make your PS4 crash

With more than 20 million players, it's safe to say that Rainbow Six Siege is still going strong. But, a new console crashing bug could put a damper on the good times for fans of the tactical shooter. At least on PS4, anyway. Gamers have been tweetin...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

Plantronics offers affordable wireless audio for your workouts

Plantronics' latest BackBeat wireless headphones have tended to focus on value for your hard-earned cash, and that's definitely the focus today. It's launching a range of BackBeat Fit headphones that promise sweat-resistant designs without a huge out...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

Mobike's dockless bike-sharing service comes to Washington, DC

Washington DC is one of the most bike-happy cities in America, with around five percent of commuters pedaling around the city each day. That's one of the reasons why Mobike, a company that has mostly been in China and Europe until now, is launching a...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

CNBC: Tesla is working on its own AI chip with help from AMD

It's no secret that Tesla always wanted to develop an in-house chip to handle its cars' autonomous functions. Well, according to CNBC, the EV-maker is close to reaching that goal -- with help from AMD. The company is reportedly building its chip on t...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link

FIFA 18's story mode has become the franchise’s best feature

When FIFA 17 came out last year, its standout feature was something called "The Journey." For the first time in the franchise's 24-year history, EA Sports added a story mode where you can pretend to live the life of a professional soccer (er, footbal...
Published on: Thursday, September 21, 2017 | link