Bitcoin is still going through a corrective stage and is in the $2,000s, down from its high of nearly $3,000. Although that downturn is likely to continue, analysts with Goldman Sachs have released a report indicating they believe the cryptocurrency could rise to nearly $4,000.
Latest ransomware attacks have forced India to ask Microsoft to offer a one-time discount for more than 50 million Windows users in the country that would upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system, which is immune to the Petya ransomware infection.
Although much of the world's focus has switched from WannaCry to Petya, the former isn't entirely gone. It's no longer spreading to the same degree as it did during its peak, but it continues to cause problems in some areas. Recently, the ransomware infected at least 55 cameras.
Physical prepaid cards are now available to go along with Square Cash, giving users an alternative way of accessing their account's funds. The cards can be obtained through Square's app and website. You'll be able to use your Square funds easier than usual.
Livestreamed coverage of Wimbledon and Comic-Con will be featured on Twitter, says Variety. The social network is going to showcase the opening preview night of the San Diego Comic-Con later this month. Its coverage of Wimbledon will begin on July 3.
A WiFi finder tool is now rolling out to Facebook's app on iOS and Android around the world, helping people locate public WiFi spots. The feature first appeared as part of a small test on a few mobile devices. Now it's headed out to all users and is found in the "more" section.
A single wiretap order issued during a federal narcotics investigation led to 3.29 million calls being surveilled in 2016, according to details revealed in the US Courts' annual wiretap report. The order enabled an agency to intercept millions of conversations.
A couple features have appeared on Instagram that utilize machine learning technology to make the social network seem like a "safe place." In a blog post, CEO Kevin Systrom revealed how Instagram will minimize the impact of bad comments on regular posts and live video.
AMC now has its own monthly streaming subscription, but it's more like HBO Go than HBO Now. You'll have to have a cable subscription to gain access to the service and it's only for Xfinity TV customers. AMC Premiere offers ad-free simultaneous streaming.
New York regulators recently fined Charter for failing to expand its network in the state, but according to the ISP, much of the blame should be placed on Verizon. According to a complaint filed with the New York Public Service Commission, Verizon illegally withheld access.
Messaging app Telegram will partly give in to demands from Russian authorities, but it won't fulfill all of their requests. The company has decided to register with the government, reports Reuters, yet it will continue refusing demands for user data and messages.
Netflix is slowly adding support for Dolby Atmos sound to its lineup, starting with a limited range of devices and only one piece of original content. It'll then add the feature to more devices and content "over time." The first movie to receive Atmos is Okja, a recent film.
Though Petya, a recent piece of malware spreading around the world, appears to be ransomware from the outside, it may not actually fit the criteria. Researchers with Kaspersky Lab say they believe Petya is actually a "wiper," not legitimate ransomware.
Twitch has brought some major changes to its mobile application, letting people livestream directly from the app (like YouTube) and providing an updated interface. Livestreaming from the app is currently limited to camera-based streams. You can't share mobile games.
Petya, a new piece of ransomware that's been spreading through Russia and Ukraine, is now present in the United States. It's also spread to parts of Europe, Asia, and Australia. The malware has affected banking systems in some countries and disabled a Chernobyl monitoring system.
The Supreme Court of Canada has issued a ruling that'll force Google to block certain search results around the world, not just on its Canadian site. The court upheld a decision from a British Columbia court, which had decided Google must de-list domains and websites globally.
More advanced sharing capabilities have been added to Google Photos. The features, which were announced during I/O in May, are found in a new dedicated tab called "sharing." You can find that section at the bottom of the screen. In it, you'll see suggested photos for sharing.
Google has tidied up its News design, instituting a card-based interface and removing elements of clutter. The prior design was akin to a basic search results page dedicated to news. Now, Google News looks more like a modern, independent Google service.
Yahoo has released a major redesign for its free email service and launched a new "Yahoo Mail Pro" subscription option. The new user interface is more minimalistic and fits with the sort of design language people have become accustomed to from other modern services.
Telegram is facing an increasing amount of pressure in Russia, with the latest reason being its supposed use by terrorists. According to the FSB security service, terrorists focused on carrying out attacks within Russia have utilized the messaging app for secure communications.