A new tool will check if you’re vulnerable to the hack that brought down computers across the globe

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WannaCry paralyzed hospitals. NotPeya crashed banks. But how to know if you’re vulnerable to the stolen National Security Agency exploit that fueled two major cyber attacks and helped bring down computers across the globe?

Thankfully, a new tool has your back. 

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After the Shadow Brokers hacking group dumped a cache of stolen NSA exploits in April, the cybersecurity community issued dire warnings that things were about to get really, really bad. But then Microsoft quickly chimed in to note that it had already patched the vulnerabilities in question.  Read more…

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Mob of emus surround family car and refuses to move

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If you ever loved ‘Doctor Who,’ now is the time to watch

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There are a dozen very good reasons why you might have stopped watching Doctor Who. Maybe you’re a holdout from the classic series, which ran from 1963 to 1989. Maybe you loved Christopher Eccleston in the role and couldn’t stand David Tennant; maybe you’re a die-hard Ten fan who loathed Matt Smith. 

More likely, you’ve been turned off at some point in the Peter Capaldi era. No doubt you love the grumpy old Scot himself, but showrunner Steven Moffat’s increasingly twisty scripts, reset-button endings and preference for jokes over satisfying plot points have left many former fans with Who fatigue.  Read more…

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‘Stranger Things’ is going where no Netflix show ever has: Comic-Con’s Hall H

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Netflix has never been on the big Hall H stage at Comic-Con, but then again, they’ve never had anything quite like Stranger Things.

The streaming phenom first came to Netflix on July 15 last year, just a week before the annual nerd pilgrimage got underway. The buzz that’s made the show such a hit was just building steam then — and certainly not in time to make it Hall H-worthy.

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Well Hall H, prepare to go upside-down: With a year under its belt and a new season right around the corner, Netflix is moving into the big kids’ room, the 6,000-seat monolith where so many Comic-Con legends were born. Read more…

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This girls robotics team from Afghanistan was denied visas for a U.S. competition

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A robotics competition team of Afghan girls won’t be able to watch their creation compete in person.

They were recently denied one-week visas to the United States to come to Washington, D.C., for the First Global Challenge, a new robotics competition that focuses on providing clean water.

SEE ALSO: U.S. visa applicants may have to hand over their social media handles

The team twice traveled the roughly 500-mile distance to the U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, for visa interviews, but officials denied them.

“I wanted this to happen badly, I really did,” said First Global President Joe Sestak, a former Navy admiral and member of Congress. “These girls are courageous.” Read more…

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Wanna know how the ‘Game of Thrones’ cast celebrated the Battle of the Bastards?

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The Starks and the Boltons may have been sworn enemies on Game of Thrones, but they didn’t let that get in the way of a good time.

Speaking at the Con of Thrones convention in Nashville on Friday, Iwan Rheon (aka Ramsay Bolton) revealed that after filming wrapped on episode 609, “Battle of the Bastards,” the two sides put aside their differences for an evening of revelry.

“When we finished filming ‘Battle of the Bastards,’ all the Bolton guys and the Stark guys got together and had a massive party,” he recalled. “So we were in there having a great night with all the guys from my army — the Bolton boys had written a song about Ramsay, so that was really good fun. When you’re filming it, you don’t get to interact much with those guys, and they put so much hard work into it, so it was a great way to celebrate the whole thing with them.” Read more…

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You can stop holding your breath, Bey Hive. Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s twins’ names may have been revealed.

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The names of Beyoncé’s and JAY-Z’s (possible?) twins may have finally been revealed.

According to TMZ, the power couple’s company has filed trademarks for the names Rumi Carter and Sir Carter. 

SEE ALSO: The wait is over to find out the sexes of Beyoncé’s twins

The trademark apparently includes baby related products, such as rattles, strollers, and baby teething is making it pretty good evidence that these are the names of the newest additions to the Carter empire.

We would like to share our love and happiness. We have been blessed two times over. We are incredibly grateful that our family will be growing by two, and we thank you for your well wishes. – The Carters

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Trump chastises reporters after scrum in Oval Office

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President Trump blasted the media yet again Friday as photographers got a bit rowdy fighting for a good spot in the Oval Office.

They were jostling for space during a meeting with South Korean president Moon Jae-in.

SEE ALSO: CNN gives Trump opening to blast the media—and ignore healthcare

“Fellas, easy,” Trump warned, stretching his hands out as the pack encircled him. “You guys are getting worse.”

CLIP: President Trump’s bodyguard Keith Schiller catches lamp in Oval Office during visit with South Korean President Moonpic.twitter.com/Al94l9oEbl

— CSPAN (@cspan) June 30, 2017

Furniture was knocked around with all the pushing and shoving and at one point Trump’s bodyguard-turned-White House aide Keith Schiller had to catch a lamp from falling onto Trump. Read more…

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Disability rights activists are going viral. They won’t stop until the GOP health care bill dies.

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Dawn Russell spent two nights camped out with nine other people in a small room in Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. On Thursday evening, after their 60-hour sit-in, Russell and her fellow activists were removed from the office and arrested. 

Russell was there because the Colorado Republican is one of the key swing votes who could either help pass or stop the GOP’s health care bill — and she is one very angry constituent. 

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The Denver-based activist lives with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects body movement and muscle coordination. She’s a veteran member of ADAPT, a grassroots community that organizes disability rights protests. They frequently stage protests against laws that would reduce funding for Medicaid, the federal health program that aids low-income people and those with disabilities. Read more…

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