The Huffington Post
13 hours
According to a Russian security firm's investigation, a total of up to $1 billion may have been stolen from dozens of banks in just the past two years alone - the exact number may never be known as SWIFT does not disclose attacks on its systems. In addition, the success of the Bangladesh hackers has spurred on the Odinaff group, which is a criminal syndicate linked to Russia's Carbanak group, to develop software that steals critical information from SWIFT messages sent through infected computers. Despite assurances from SWIFT that the system is safe, such proclamations about the fidelity of a outdated system with Swiss-cheese-like security come off more like a tweet from The Donald. The SWIFT organization doesn't believe its propaganda, either. A letter addressed to member banks obtained by Reuters a month ago warns of the "persistent, adaptive and sophisticated" threats that the system is currently facing, admitting that such attacks are "here to stay.
Techradar
a day
Core77
a day
Forbes
a day
The Huffington Post
2 days
The stream knows nothing of what lies ahead. It is not conscious of planning for any possible future. It is simply following the path of least resistance, motivated by gravity. Still, how does the water "decide" to go right, or left, when approaching a boulder, a fallen tree? And yet, a choice is made. Inch by inch, the water does the next, right thing, perhaps encountering tiny rivulets or flowing creeks along the way. By the end of the journey, if we look back, we witness the gradual, evolving birth of what we now realize has, drop by drop, choice by choice, become a stream. A stream is little more than an ongoing fidelity, a consecrated relationship. A never-ending conversation between water, gravity, earth, overcoming obstacles, in a relationship born over time, which gives birth to this astonishing miracle we then call, "stream." This ancient, elemental rhythm between water and earth creates all the streams that saturate all the seas that cover all the world.
Deadline
2 days
The Huffington Post
2 days
--The beneficiary does not have to be a relative. It could be a friend or a charity. But if you do name an individual as beneficiary of a retirement plan, there are some important tax advantages if the beneficiary understands the rules. So you should leave instructions for the beneficiary NOT to make an immediate withdrawal from a retirement plan. Depending on the age of the person who died, and whether the beneficiary is a spouse, there are a variety of decisions to be made about rolling the account into another IRA, which can keep the money growing tax-deferred (or tax-free, in case of a Roth). Each decision will have various tax and withdrawal implications for the beneficiary. To make the right choice, the beneficiary will need professional advice. Major mutual fund companies such as Fidelity and Vanguard have experts to help you make the best decision for your situation.
Global News
2 days
Global News
2 days
The Guardian - Network Front
3 days
.. Trump appointment Scaramucci says if we don't fix inequality now in four years time US will get a "left leaning" leader that is 'worse' 9.40am GMT Tom Stevenson, investment director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International, said: Inflation is back with a vengeance. The weakening pound continues to drive prices higher and today’s CPI reading of 1.6% on the back of rising fuel, food and air fares is significantly higher than expected. With more hints from the UK Government that a hard Brexit is on the cards, we could see sterling fall even further in the lead up to the Prime Minister pulling the trigger on Article 50. This will translate into further inflation in the short term. Indeed, some of Britain’s biggest retailers have already warned that they may have to raise prices as they are forced to pass on higher costs of importing goods from abroad to customers. Continue reading...
The Guardian - Network Front
3 days
.. Trump appointment Scaramucci says if we don't fix inequality now in four years time US will get a "left leaning" leader that is 'worse' 9.40am GMT Tom Stevenson, investment director for Personal Investing at Fidelity International, said: Inflation is back with a vengeance. The weakening pound continues to drive prices higher and today’s CPI reading of 1.6% on the back of rising fuel, food and air fares is significantly higher than expected. With more hints from the UK Government that a hard Brexit is on the cards, we could see sterling fall even further in the lead up to the Prime Minister pulling the trigger on Article 50. This will translate into further inflation in the short term. Indeed, some of Britain’s biggest retailers have already warned that they may have to raise prices as they are forced to pass on higher costs of importing goods from abroad to customers. Continue reading...
BBC News 24
4 days
We will talk again. Tom, for now, thank you, Tom from Fidelity International. More from me after 7am. Time now to get the news, travel and weather where you are. Good morning, I'm Asad Ahmad.
Forbes
5 days
Let's face it; aging is tough. Who said it was graceful? Unfortunately, a new study by Fidelity Investments indicates that seniors are having a tough time managing their finances as they age. Luckily, there is something that you can do today! Take the necessary steps to start planning now.
Techradar - Reviews
5 days
The key idea uniting all these elements is that, essentially, wherever you are, however much time you have, you get the same great gaming experience, taking the home console fun that you enjoy wherever its most convenient for you to play. Specs and performance But how does that experience stack up against the competition? Has Nintendo managed, for the first time in decades, to get its hardware on a level footing with the PS4 and Xbox One competition? Though you can argue that the unique form factor negates such comparisons, the simple answer is not quite. The Nintendo Switch is a solidly capable machine, but its internals appear far more power-efficiency focussed than geared towards pure processing grunt; certainly, at its first press event, there appear to be no games challenging the visual fidelity of Sony or Microsoft's consoles.
Techradar
6 days
You have been warned. 8K TVs are coming, but HDMI 2.1 is also focused on VR Game Mode VRR HDMI 2.1's Game Mode VRR feature is about anything involving real-time interaction. The VRR stands for Variable Refresh Rate, which means less image lag, stutter and frame tearing. This is great news for gamers, because HDMI 2.1 will enable a 3D graphics processor to render and display images in real time, which will result in more fluid gameplay and greater detail. 360° 8K capture devices like Insta360 Pro are becoming more common Once again, this will find its biggest use in the world of VR. "VRR means no lag and a more immersive experience that you need for gaming, whether it's traditional gaming or a cinematic 'on the rails' VR experience," says Park. "An increase in the fidelity is needed to make VR truly immersive." While it's no endgame, HDMI 2.1 will bring convincing VR experiences closer.
Fast Company
6 days
It turns out there's a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era. It turns out there's a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era. For Andy Molholt, there's something oddly special about hitting play on his boombox at the beach. The Philadelphia-based musician tours frequently with his band Laser Background and, between that and the many shows he helps book back home in Philly, he winds up seeing a lot of bands perform in bars, basements, and warehouses. If he likes them, he usually buys a tape. Read Full Story
Windows Blog
6 days
This implementation enabled a high fidelity ChakraCore JavaScript interpreter to execute on the Linux platform. While interpreters are often not great when it comes to throughput performance, they can be extremely useful in cases where the application or service has size or memory constraints, or the end user focus is on startup performance. This is because interpreters usually have low footprint and startup latency. They dont need to keep copies of the JITed code that are created based on dynamic optimizations that are common across JavaScript JIT compilers. JITed functions are in general larger in size as compared to the compact bytecode. Also, interpreters can start executing code immediately, once it has been parsed. For the scenarios where throughput performance matters, we landed the ChakraCore JIT in the master branch last December. However, the JIT compiler itself is not sufficient for higher throughput as performance quickly gets gated by the performance of the garbage collector, which is an inherent part of any modern JavaScript engine.
Daily Mail - Money
7 days
In January, investing platforms often offer limited time deals to tempt in customers, or use the start of a New Year to switch up what they are offering. Here is a round-up of the new deals on offer.
China Daily
7 days
Techradar
7 days
It's highly advisable that you don't go for anything less than full HD in this day and age. Ultra HD and 4K The resolution of Ultra HD is exactly four times higher than full HD - 3840 x 2160. It means a far more detailed picture, with content requiring a lot more bandwidth and storage space. 4K TVs tend to be good at upscaling HD video to Ultra HD but there are currently very few options for watching native 4K content. Read more about 4K . HDR Potentially the next big thing in TVs, HDR produces astounding levels of visual fidelity and can be found in some of the latest Ultra HD TVs. Arguably the shift to HDR video could make a more dramatic difference to your viewing experience than moving from HD to 4K. Like still HDR images, the moving version expands the range of both the light and dark ends of spectrum, providing more detail for both. HDR needs new filming methods though - at the moment there is no way to backfill HDR into existing video.
Techradar
8 days
"VR today looks good but it lacks fidelity if it was affordable and practical, they would do 8K now," he says. 8K-per-eye VR headsets , anybody? They're surely in the pipeline alongside a wider field of view. It may seem like a stretch to have to buy an 8K TV when 4K TVs are only now beginning to bed-in, but 8K now seems inevitable and it's likely that VR will be the driving force in creating '8K everywhere'. Check out our full guide to 4K if you want to catch up on a more current resolution.
Fast Company
8 days
It turns out there's a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era. It turns out there's a place for archaic physical media of questionable audio fidelity—even in the Spotify era. For Andy Molholt, there's something oddly special about hitting play on his boombox at the beach. The Philadelphia-based musician tours frequently with his band Laser Background and, between that and the many shows he helps book back home in Philly, he winds up seeing a lot of bands perform in bars, basements, and warehouses. If he likes them, he usually buys a tape. Read Full Story
BBC News 24
8 days
He has written and given speeches about this, he has talked about how he gets pleasure and joy from destroying the lives of those people who do not act with absolute fidelity. Use all those reporters trying to ask a question. -- you saw those reporters.
Forbes
9 days