Technology

Microsoft says it mitigated one of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded

Microsoft says it was able to mitigate a 2.4Tbps Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack in August. The attack targeted an Azure customer in Europe and was 140 percent higher than the highest attack bandwidth volume Microsoft recorded in 2020. It also exceeds the peak traffic volume of 2.3Tbps directed at Amazon Web Services last year, though […]

News

Chinese nuclear-capable hypersonic missile test surprises US intelligence

China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in a move that caught U.S. intelligence by surprise, according to a new report. The missile launched in August and circled the globe before speeding towards its target, which it missed by about two-dozen miles according to three individuals briefed on the intelligence. Two of those individuals said the […]

Sport

Solskjaer turns it around under pressure – but which Man Utd will face Liverpool?

The reaction to Manchester United’s 3-2 win over Atalanta was just about as confused as trying to sum up Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s present status as manager. Solskjaer thought they “played well” in the first half. Former United midfielder Paul Scholes described the same 45 minutes as “a major worry” and a period that would see […]

Lifestyle

Does a lifetime of vigorous exercise increase the risk of developing ALS?

There is debate over whether vigorous physical activity is a risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). A new study suggests it depends on whether that vigorous activity you get over your lifetime happens on the job or during leisure time. The research is published in the October 20, 2021, online issue of Neurology. ALS […]

Business

Food price rises are terrifying, warns industry

Food and Drink Federation boss Ian Wright told MPs inflation is between 14% and 18% for hospitality firms. The price rises for food firms’ ingredients will lead to consumer price rises, he said, and described the situation as “concerning”. The UK’s rate of inflation was 3.2% in August and is expected to rise further. Bank […]

Technology

Google says it’s dropping Material Design components on iOS in favor of Apple’s UIKit

Google is phasing out its use of Material Design user interface components for its iOS apps in favor of leaning more on Apple’s own UIKit. The company says the result of the switch should be less work for its iOS development team, but, more importantly, it’s likely the change will mean that Google’s iOS apps […]

News

Russia is suspending its mission to NATO: Russian foreign minister

Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said the move is in response to last week’s expulsion by NATO of eight members of Russia’s mission to the military alliance. NATO said they were secretly working as intelligence officers and halved the size of Moscow’s team able to work at its headquarters. Lavrov also announced that NATO’s military liaison […]

Sport

I had to change that talk in my head’

Last summer, two weeks before the Jamaican Olympic trials, Elaine Thompson-Herah’s Achilles was hurting. Again. The injury had flared on and off for almost five years, ever since she did the 100m-200m double at Rio 2016. The latest bout of pain was intense. And the doubts bubbled up fast. She feared, as the tendon stayed […]

Lifestyle

In new cognitive research, people’s eyes reveal that clichés are underrated

As busy people, we juggle many tasks, keep many balls in the air, and try to avoid letting anything drop. In class, instructors toss out ideas; sometimes they go over our heads, but other times we grasp them quickly. The sentences above contain familiar metaphors, sometimes called clichés: common words or phrases borrowed from physical […]

Business

Morrisons: Shareholders approve £7bn takeover deal

Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R) can now continue to take over the UK’s fourth-largest supermarket group. Morrisons said 99.2% of shareholders voted in favour of the £7bn ($9.7bn) deal. The takeover had been the subject of fierce competition from two US-based investment groups. The CD&R private equity group won the auction early in October with […]