Airlines, powerstations, banks and other businesses have been hit by a new wave of "Ransomware" attacks. Affected PCs will find that the operating system has been encrypted, with demands for a payment to unlock the system. Windows XP - Windows 10 PCs could be vulnerable, so be sure you have installed all current Windows updates and have anti-virus software installed.

This "Petya" cyber-attack has even caused problems at the infamous Chernobyl power station, meaning that radiation levels are now manually performed.

As usual, take care when opening e-mail attachments or other unfamiliar files. The best defence is by having a fully patched operating system with AV software installed (even if it's Windows Defender).
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The UK's latest aircraft carrier appears to be running Windows XP, at least on some onboard computers. Log-in screens spotted on some terminals appear to show XP-era login screens:

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Anandtech have some information on the new lineup of AMD CPUs, aimed at the Dual-CPU (i.e. datacentre) market. For recent years, this market has been entirely dominated by Intel. Are things about to change?

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[H]ardOCP have a review of the MSI VR One - a VR backpack PC, that allows you to connect a headset for a wireless VR gaming experience.

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Babel Tech Reviews have an interesting set of benchmarks that compare the VR performance of the Oculus Rift on NVIDIA and AMD graphics cards. It's important to note that even an incredibly expensive GTX 1080 Ti can't run some VR games at the highest presets:

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Android 8.0 is edging a little closer to deployment, with Developer Preview 3 released to beta testers. The final version isn't expected until Q3 2017, and perhaps a lot longer until non-Google Android phones rollout the new release.

Here's a preview of what to expect in the Android 8.0 DP3:

If you've got a Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Pixel C, Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P phone/tablet, you can join the Android beta program at the following link... but be warned, it may not be stable yet!

Android Authority have a good roundup of some of the new features you can expect to see:
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According to a recent study done by an anti-bullying charity, 57 per cent of online gamers aged between 12 and 25 years suffer bullying online, and of those people 22 percent stopped playing a game as a result. BBC News has more:

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