Two explosions and a fire rocked a natural gas plant in southern Mississippi on Monday night, but no one was injured and flames continued for hours Tuesday, authorities said. Emergency Management Director Early Etheridge in Jackson County said the first explosion occurred at 11:30 p.m. and was followed by a larger explosion minutes later. Etheridge said the second blast could be felt up to 10 miles away.
The first regional jet produced in China's initiative to compete in the commercial aircraft market made its debut flight Tuesday carrying 70 passengers. The ARJ21-700 jet is one of a series of initiatives launched by the ruling Communist Party to transform China from the world's low-cost factory into a creator of profitable technology in aviation, clean energy and other fields. The plane operated by Chengdu Airlines took its passengers from the western city of Chengdu to Shanghai in two hours.
A government investigation into confusing gear shifters like the one in the SUV that crushed and killed Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin found 266 crashes that injured 68 people. The numbers are in documents posted Tuesday on the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. The agency closed the investigation last Friday after Fiat Chrysler agreed to recall 1.1 million vehicles.
Updated on June 28 at 12:00 p.m. Golly, the U.S. government has been getting hacked a lot! In July 2014, The New York Times reported that Chinese hackers broke into the servers of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), the agency that functions as a kind of government-wide human-resources department.
Wait, what on Earth did Drake just mumble in that new single? And what the heck is Rhianna saying in the hook on her new song? Is that Fetty Wap track even English? There's a reason lyrics sites like Genius have exploded in popularity over the past few years — fans have no idea what anyone is saying anymore. There are dozens of apps and services that offer lyrics for millions upon millions of songs, and soon you won't have to use any of them ever again. Why? Because song lyrics will appear right within your search results on Google.com and inside Google's mobile search apps for iOS and Android. DON'T MISS: How to get paid every week just for using one Google app Google and a Toronto-based company called LyricFind have both confirmed a deal that will bring song lyrics directly to search results. As Billboard confirmed , the ink on the deal is dry and the new lyrics feature will begin rolling out to users in the United States on Tuesday. This is more than just a big win for LyricFind, which will undoubtedly pull in some nice additional cash as a result. It's also more than a win for Google, which takes yet another step toward realizing a future where users never actually have to leave Google's own sites and apps. Music publishers and songwriters will also see benefits from the deal, according to LyricFinder CEO and co-founder Darryl Ballantyne. "It should be a significant revenue stream," Ballantyne told Billboard . "I can’t get into the rates, but we expect it to be millions of dollars generated for publishers and songwriters as a result of this. It’s all based on usage. Royalties are paid based on the number of times a lyric is viewed. The more it’s viewed, the more publishers get paid." Here's a screenshot of a lyrics search:
So you have an air-gapped computer , or unconnected to the Internet, and you think your data is secured just because it’s not accessible online? In most cases that might be true, but that’s not 100% accurate. There are ways to steal information from computers that are not connected to the web, and smart hackers will not stop looking for such tricks. The newest such malware would let attackers steal information from supposedly secure computers with the help of the sound made by its fans and processor. DON’T MISS: Leaked iPhone 7 photos point to intriguing new camera design Researchers from the Ben Gurion University in Israel explained in a new paper that they would be able to retrieve data from an isolated computer that’s not connected to the internet and doesn’t have cameras or audio hardware in such a manner. What they did was to control and listen to the speed of the computer’s fans and CPU, Motherboard explains . The information can be transmitted in Morse code up to eight meters, and a smartphone could pick up the signals and turn it into usable information. Even so, to work, the malware has to be installed on the air-gapped computer. That would be done using a stick, or any other external storage device that would carry the virus. Once installed, it locates data on the machine and starts transmitting it by controlling the speed of the CPU and cooling fans. The acoustic waveforms would probably be ignored by the computer user, but a nearby listening device would pick it up and translate it for the attacker. Because this is still morse code, hackers can’t really steal large amounts of data. Researchers expect speeds of 900 bits per hour which isn’t a lot. But it might be enough to get passwords and encrypted keys without leaving a trace. Of course, this type of attack still needs two things to happen: 1) the malware needs to be installed on the air-gapped computer, and 2) the attackers need to be in the range of the hacked device to pick up the signal. But it’s more than clear that people are actively devising ways to compromise even the most secure computers. The full paper on the matter is available at the source link.