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Hacker’s paradise: Louisiana’s ransomware disaster far from over

Enlarge / Louisiana State Capitol, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, at dusk. (credit: Visions of America/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Louisiana has brought some of its services back as it recovers from a targeted ransomware attack using the Ryuk malware on November 18. The state’s Office of Motor Vehicles re-opened offices on Monday in a limited …

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Galaxy S11+ renders show off world’s most disorganized camera array

The Galaxy S11+. [credit:OnLeaks x CashKaro ] OnLeaks showed off renders of the Galaxy S11 a few days ago, and now he has teamed up with CashKaro to show off renders of Samsung’s bigger phone, the Galaxy S11+. As usual, these are unofficial renders, but they’re based on CAD drawings, and in the past they’ve been …

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Poopy lettuce strikes again, sickening 67 with E. coli-tainted romaine

Enlarge / Romaine lettuce can be seen at a store in Mountain View, California, United States, on Friday, November 22, 2019. (credit: Getty | NurPhoto) An outbreak of potentially life-threatening E. coli infections linked to contaminated romaine lettuce has widened to 67 cases in 19 states, with 39 of those cases leading to hospitalizations, according …

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Google is offering refunds for players who bought new Stadia freebies

Embossed text, ’cause it’s fancy. [credit: Kyle Orland ] Google had some good news to share with Stadia streaming’s early adopters yesterday: their $10/month Stadia Pro subscription will grant access to two new titles—Farming Simulator 19: Platinum Edition and Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition—starting next month. That didn’t come as welcome news to all Stadia owners, …

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Ubuntu 19.10: It’s fast, like “make old hardware feel new” fast

Leaves are turning. Temperatures have dipped. These are sure signs—if you live in the Northern Hemisphere, at least—that Canonical’s Autumn release is upon us. Things are a bit different in 2019, however. Not only is Ubuntu 19.10 nicknamed Eoan Ermine (no, I don’t know how you pronounce it either), but it’s the best non-LTS Ubuntu …

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