A huge ransomware attack hit the city of Atlanta last week and officials are scrambling to get their systems back up and running. This has meant that many city employees have been operating with pen and paper after being told to turn off their computers. The mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms, issued a statement today giving an update on the city's recovery process from the SamSam ransomware attack. “It is expected that some computers will operate as usual and employees will return to normal use. It is also expected that some computers may be affected or affected in some way and employees will continue using manual or alternative processes. This is part of the City’s ongoing assessment as part of the restoration and recovery process.” The city is working around the clock with industry representatives, security firms, and government agencies to help restore their systems. At this time, it appears that no customer or employee data was compromised although Atlanta … [Read more...] about Atlanta is racing against the clock after the city was hit with ransomware attack
Aside from a brief price drop to $59.99, this popular Syma drone has sold for $79.99 since its release. As part of a one-day deal at Amazon, you can pick one up for just $29.99 if you clip the $10 off coupon that is on the product page. It has a built-in 720P camera for recording videos and taking pictures, and a real-time first-person view to allow you to see what it sees as you fly. Whether you are a beginner or drone pro, you'll be able to easily fly it thanks to the auto-hovering feature and more. It comes with two batteries, allowing double the flying time, and it easily integrates with a mobile app to help you draw routes and more. At this price, we don't expect this deal to stick around for the whole day. Be sure to get one now, before it's too late. See at Amazon … [Read more...] about This $30 Syma drone deal is too good to let fly away
With many people still unsure about smartwatches, manufacturers are coming up with innovative new designs to try and tempt consumers into purchasing their devices, such as the MyKronoz ZeTime Hybrid with its mechanical hands. Now, Vienna-based brand What? has launched a Kickstarter for a wearable that can definitely be described as unique: a smartwatch that inspires wearers by displaying inspirational quotes. The aptly named Quotes Watch features a dot-matrix e-paper display that shows the time alongside different quotes to keep your spirits up. You simply Bluetooth link the device to the companion app, available for Android and iOS, and select your favorite quote categories from the connected database. You can also personalize the watch face using a range of different fonts and style filters. The app allows wearers to choose how often quotes change, and it’s even possible to add your own inspirational messages that will appear on the watch—useful for those who are more … [Read more...] about This smartwatch is perfect for lovers of inspirational quotes
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is a highly addictive experience, but the incredibly popular game is losing support and continues to draw negative attention to bad performance, hacking, and a lack of region locking. It's why the game continues to receive mixed reviews on the Steam store, and why Fornite has really shot up in popularity. There are a few reasons why the battle royale game isn't doing too well in the eyes of gamers. See at GMG (Steam) Performance issues When version 1.0 of PUBG released on PC at the end of 2017 it was nowhere near complete. Not even close. The performance was horrific at times, the new map wasn't fully optimized, and it simply wasn't as polished as competitor titles. It took a supercomputer just to play the game at a stable frame rate, and that wasn't helping with rubberbanding (when the game jolts your character slightly due to inconsistencies between the server and client) and other network issues. Still, to this day the performance in PUBG isn't quite … [Read more...] about Why is PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds still getting bad reviews?
This article was originally published at The Conversation. The publication contributed the article to Live Science's Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. The new World Happiness Report again ranks Denmark among the top three happiest of 155 countries surveyed – a distinction that the country has earned for seven consecutive years. The U.S., on the other hand, ranked 18th in this year's World Happiness Report, a four-spot drop from last year's report. Denmark's place among the world's happiest countries is consistent with many other national surveys of happiness (or, as psychologists call it, "subjective well-being"). Scientists like to study and argue about how to measure things. But when it comes to happiness, a general consensus seems to have emerged. Depending on the scope and purpose of the research, happiness is often measured using objective indicators (data on crime, income, civic engagement and health) and subjective methods, such as asking people how frequently they … [Read more...] about Why Denmark Is the Happiest Country