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CD Projekt Ransomware Hack Severely Disrupts Work on Cyberpunk Updates

SlashDot - 1 hour 20 min ago
CD Projekt SA said Wednesday it will delay a promised update to the much-criticized role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077, pinning the blame for its slow progress on a recent security breach. From a report: What the Polish publisher didn't say is that most of its employees have been locked out of their workstations for the past two weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The work stoppage is the result of a ransomware attack disclosed on Feb. 9. The extent of the disruption, which hasn't been previously reported, poses a major setback to CD Projekt's attempt to rescue a game in desperate need of repairs. CD Projekt has said it refused to pay a ransom to the hackers. As a result, employees remain unable to log onto the company's virtual private network, making it impossible to access the systems and tools needed to do most of their jobs, said the people, requesting anonymity because they weren't authorized to talk publicly. Although some CD Projekt employees are working from the headquarters in Warsaw, the majority are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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LG Says It Will License webOS To Other TV Makers

SlashDot - 4 hours 35 min ago
LG will make its webOS software available to other companies. From a report: The proprietary software on LG's own sets will be able to be licensed by outside TV brands, the company announced Wednesday. Notably, TV brands that choose to bring LG's software to their televisions will also get its Magic Motion remote, LG's very good cursor-like wand. It would also see the same voice control tools, algorithms, and apps -- including LG Channels -- included on those displays as well, the company said. "By welcoming other manufacturers to join the webOS TV ecosystem, we are embarking on a new path that allows many new TV owners to experience the same great UX and features that are available on LG TVs. We look forward to bringing these new customers into the incredible world of webOS TV," Park Hyoung-sei, president of the LG Home Entertainment Company, said in a statement.

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Boeing 737 Max certification process was flawed, says federal inspector - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 20:46
In a long report, the Department of Transportation Inspector General identifies "weaknesses" in the FAA's initial review of the airliner.

Biden Signs Executive Order To Address Chip Shortage Through a Review To Strengthen Supply Chains

SlashDot - Wed, 2021-02-24 20:43
President Joe Biden signed an executive order Wednesday meant to address a global chip shortage impacting industries ranging from medical supplies to electric vehicles. From a report: The order includes a 100-day review of key products including semiconductors and advanced batteries used in electric vehicles, followed by a broader, long-term review of six sectors of the economy. The long-term review will allow for policy recommendations to strengthen supply chains, with the goal of quickly implementing the suggestions, Biden said at a press event Wednesday before he signed the order. The action follows calls from bipartisan members of Congress and industry leaders warning about the potential consequences of the shortage. Commonly known as chips, semiconductors are used to power electronics including phones, electric vehicles and even some medical supplies. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said that "semiconductor manufacturing is a dangerous weak spot in our economy and in our national security." Press release from The White House.

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Monsters at Work brings back Mike and Sulley, with one big twist - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 20:31
Now we have a release date for the Disney Plus show.

2022 Land Rover Defender gets a supercharged V8 and new special editions - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 20:24
There's an optional infotainment tech upgrade, as well.

Best leggings of 2021 - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 20:15
Save yourself some dressing room distress and start here.

Best Android smartwatch in 2021 - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 19:55
We've rounded up the best Apple Watch alternatives for work and working out.

Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 4: The full list of release dates - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 19:40
Disney has firmed up a few more dates to look forward to.

NASA's Perseverance Mars Rover sends image of descent stage's crash on Mars - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 19:29
After the descent stage safely delivered the Mars rover, it flew away from the landing site and realized its carefully planned destiny. Perseverance caught the crash on camera.

Paramount Plus will cost $10 ad-free, $5 with ads on a 'base' tier launching in June - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 19:06
CBS All Access, the service that Paramount Plus is replacing, currently costs $6 a month with ads and $10 a month without.

2021 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV gets a bigger battery, bigger tax break - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:45
It also benefits from more power and a more efficient gasoline engine.

Australia passes law forcing Google and Facebook to pay news publications - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:29
After a tumultous month that saw Facebook pull news from its platform in protest, Australia's government has agreed to make the News Media Bargaining Code law.

IIHS releases its 2021 crash-test winners - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:24
This year, a whopping 90 vehicles earned accolades from the organization, proving vehicles are safer than ever.

Best shower filter for 2021 - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:15
Wash away all the chemicals that are hiding in your shower water with these filters.

Paramount Plus gives quick peek at two new Star Trek shows - CNET

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:10
You might need a flow chart to keep track of all the Star Trek shows out there.

Lexus accidentally leaked the 2022 NX crossover, and it looks great - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:00
The next-gen NX will have sleeker looks, a touchscreen and an optional plug-in hybrid.

2022 Lexus NX crossover leaked in official video - Roadshow

CNET News - Wed, 2021-02-24 18:00
Lexus quickly took the video down, but we've got screenshots.