Actualidad breaking news Actualidad News Mon, 01 May 2017 04:20:43 GMT Trump opens 100-day rally assailing media gathered for correspondents’ dinner President Trump marked his 100th day in office with an event touting what he called his administration's “historic progress,” even as his prime focus early in the campaign rally focused on his long-running antagonism with the news media. <P><iframe width="320" height="180" src="ver.cfm?id=13100&tipo=9&vv=EBTWEcOCUMo" frameBorder="0" scrolling="NO"></iframe><P> Trump wasted no time mentioning the “big gathering” in Washington — the White House Correspondents' Association dinner, which he declined to attend — eliciting boos from the crowd in Harrisburg, Pa., as he dismissed the event as “a large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media” who he said were “consoling each other in a hotel ballroom.”<P>Pennsylvania Democratic and liberal protest groups turned out for an opposition rally and march in Harrisburg on Saturday to protest Trump, who chose to host his event in the very same city he referred to as “a war zone” during the campaign.<P>“This rally and march is to send a message to the president that he needs to be more moderate and more inclusive,” said Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse (D). “I hope he will look around and understand that he needs to do more than rally his supporters. He needs to listen to and speak with those who didn’t vote for him.”<P>Anti-Trump protests and events were planned in other cities across the country as well, including Utica and Syracuse, N.Y., Boston, San Francisco and Chicago. In Washington, crowds gathered for the Peoples Climate March in support of environmental protection efforts, some of which have been rolled back during Trump's first 100 days.<P>Papenfuse spoke at a rally organized by the state Democratic Party across the street from the Trump event at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg. Democratic and liberal activists and grass-roots groups held a march from the center of the city to the rally site, bringing together the two protest events and yielding a combined crowd of hundreds of people.<P>The president announced last week that he would host a campaign rally to celebrate his 100th day in office. The event — scheduled for 7:30 p.m. — coincided with the annual correspondents' dinner, which Trump elected not to attend in a break from tradition.<P>“I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be more than 100 miles away from Washington's swamp, spending my evening with all of you, and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people, right?” Trump said at his event, not mentioning that he attended the dinner in 2011 while a reality television star and was repeatedly roasted by then-President Barack Obama.<P><a href="" target="_blank"><B>Read full story</B></a> Mon, 01 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT 10 things the Samsung Galaxy S8 can do that the iPhone can't Samsung's latest phone, the Galaxy S8, is packed with a lot of thoughtful features that you won't find on the iPhone.<P><iframe width="320" height="180" src="ver.cfm?id=13099&tipo=9&vv=2ApS2PJnuI8" frameBorder="0" scrolling="NO"></iframe><P>While the iPhone still has a slight edge over the Galaxy S8, there are plenty of things that set it apart from its biggest rival.<P>Here are the most important Galaxy S8 features you won't get from the iPhone<P><B>1. There's an iris scanner that can be used to unlock the phone and access secure folders.</B><P>Samsung says it's more secure than a fingerprint sensor. The iPhone only has a fingerprint sensor.<P><B>2. More screen. The S8 has a 5.8-inch screen. The S8+ has a 6.2-inch screen.</B><P>Compare that to the iPhone: The iPhone 7 has a 4.7-inch screen and the iPhone 7 Plus has a 5.5-inch screen.<P><B>3. You can charge the Galaxy S8 with a wireless charging pad. There's also fast charging, which charges the S8 faster than normal.</b><P>The iPhone does not have wireless charging. There's also no fast-charging option.<P><B>4. You can plug in standard headphones thanks to the headphone jack.</B><P>Apple famously removed the standard headphone jack on the iPhone 7. You have to use a dongle if you want to plug in your regular wired headphones.<P><B>5. Samsung Pay can make payments on standard magnetic credit card readers.</B><P>You don't need a special NFC pad like you do with Apple Pay.<P><B>6. The Galaxy S8 comes with its own virtual reality software, powered by Facebook's Oculus.</B><P>The iPhone can work with some VR headsets like Google Cardboard, but it doesn't natively support VR and content is extremely limited.<P><B>7. The S8 has a heart rate sensor on the back.</B><P>Get your pulse on the go! You'll have to buy an Apple Watch or another accessory if you want to measure your pulse using the iPhone.<P><B>8. You can attach the Galaxy S8 to a monitor, keyboard, and mouse with a special dock and run a desktop version of the smartphone's operating system on a normal computer.</B><P>While features like this haven't been proven, it could appeal to enterprises. You can only mirror your iPhone screen on an external display.<P><B>9. Samsung's Bixby digital assistant lets you take photos of real-world objects and brings up relevant information like shopping links and nearby locations to visit.</B><P>Siri doesn't have a smart camera feature.<P><b>10. Samsung's Galaxy S8 screen is more power-efficient and produces better colors.</B><P>That's because Samsung uses a screen technology called OLED. The iPhone still uses LCD, which doesn't look as good as OLED.<P><a href="" target="_blank"><B>Read full story</B></a> Mon, 01 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT Hacker Leaks Episodes From Netflix Show and Threatens Other Networks A hacker who claims to have stolen unreleased television shows from several major networks shared the coming season of the Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black” on Saturday after the person said the streaming service failed to meet its ransom requests.<P>The breach appears to have occurred at the postproduction company Larson Studios, a popular digital-mixing service in Los Angeles for television networks and movie studios. The hacker or hackers, who go by the name “thedarkoverlord,” also claim to have stolen unreleased content from ABC, Fox, National Geographic and IFC. The Federal Bureau of Investigation learned of the episode at Larson Studios in January but did not start notifying the content companies until a month ago.<P>A message to Larson Studios was not immediately returned.<P>On Twitter, thedarkoverlord suggested that other networks would have their shows released next. “Oh, what fun we’re all going to have,” the hacker said. “We’re not playing any games anymore.”<P>Netflix had announced this year that Season 5 of “Orange Is the New Black” would be released June 9, and it was not immediately clear whether it planned to move up the release date.<P>In a statement, Netflix said: “We are aware of the situation. A production vendor used by several major TV studios had its security compromised and the appropriate law enforcement authorities are involved.”<P>The thefts are the latest in a long line of ransom and extortion attacks perpetuated by cybercriminals over the past year. Security experts have been responding, with greater frequency, to breaches in which these criminals threaten to expose or delete proprietary information unless companies pay a ransom.<P>Those threats have increased with the advent of ransomware, malicious software that encrypts victims’ data and prevents them from accessing it until they pay a ransom, often hundreds or thousands of dollars’ worth of Bitcoin, a cryptocurrency. Ransomware attacks have increased in the past five years and were up 50 percent in 2016 compared with 2015, according to a data breach investigations report published last week by Verizon.<P>This specific breach highlights a risk posed by the weak security practices in the postproduction studios that manage the release of proprietary entertainment content. While companies like Netflix and Fox might invest in state-of-the-art cybersecurity defense technology, they must also rely on an ecosystem of postproduction vendors, ranging from mom-and-pop shops to more sophisticated outfits like Dolby and Technicolor, which may not deploy the same level of cybersecurity and threat intelligence.<P><a href="" target="_blank"><B>Read full story</B></a> Mon, 01 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT 2017 Isuzu MU-X review – Australian launch Isuzu has been going from strength to strength in Australia in terms of sales, since the 2008 introduction of the D-Max ute and 2013 debut of the MU-X SUV. Since then, the company has enjoyed year on year growth and over 100,000 sales. <P><iframe width="320" height="180" src="ver.cfm?id=13097&tipo=9&vv=9y8mg7G4s5E" frameBorder="0" scrolling="NO"></iframe> <P> Volume is slightly down compared with 2016 and that is due to some earlier supply issues, but the introduction of a revised D-Max earlier and now the MY17 MU-X brings a raft of changes that build on the car’s strengths and address some of its weaknesses.<P>Starting on the outside, the front-end treatment is new with a new upper and lower grille design, headlights that incorporate Bi-LED projectors on all models, and new alloy wheels. A new colour, Havana Brown adds upmarket lustre to the big truck.<P>The headline changes are a significantly revised engine and new six-speed automatic transmission. Isuzu’s 3.0-litre turbo diesel engine makes much more torque than before (430Nm versus 380Nm), from 100rpm lower in the rev range (1700-3500rpm), with a 700rpm higher ceiling. Power remains at 130kW.<P>Fuel consumption is 7.9L/100km, meaning the MU-X is one of the few vehicles in its segment to dip below the 8 mark, despite its 3500kg towing capacity.<P>A new variable geometry turbocharger is the primary reason for these improvements, with new fuel system, EGR cooler, particulate filter and ceramic glow plugs also contributing to the now Euro 5 compliant engine’s newfound efficiency.<P>Previous criticism of the old model were limited to NVH and interior, with its harder plastics than some rivals. Both of these have come in for attention, with three layers added to the firewall, softer dash materials and a new 8.0-inch touchscreen on LS-U and LS-T.<P>Prices have risen slightly, starting at $42,800 for the 4×2 LS-M, rising all the way to $56,100 for the flagship LS-T 4×4. All come with seven seats as standard, with a manual transmission available on the 4×4 LS-M and LS-U. Isuzu expects the manual transmission to account for only five per cent of sales.<P>Two major strengths of the MU-X that may have contributed to its success are the Service Plus 555 initiative and the I-Venture Club program. Service Plus 555 is the combination of a five-year/130,000km warranty, five-year roadside assistance and five years/50,000 capped-price servicing.<P>The I-Venture Club is exclusive to Isuzu D-Max and MU-X customers and is an off-roading events program that allows owners to get the most out of their vehicles. Locations such as Fraser Island and Margaret River are included in the drive program.<P>PerformanceDrive was invited to the official Australian launch of the 2017 MU-X, which incorporated road testing on and off road on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast.<P><a href="" target="_blank"><B>Read full story</B></a> Mon, 01 May 2017 03:00:00 GMT