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  • JERUSALEM, Aug 29- Israel's Supreme Court on Wednesday increased former tycoon Nochi Dankner's prison sentence to three years after rejecting his appeal against his conviction for securities fraud related to the IDB group he once controlled. Dankner, 63, was found guilty in 2016 of manipulating his company's shares ahead of a planned stock issue and was...

  • NEW YORK, Aug 28- You might think you make really good money decisions. Learning how to deal with random factors you cannot control, and maybe turn them to your advantage, fascinated author Karla Starr, who came up with a few solutions in her new book, "Can You Learn To Be Lucky? Think of it like a card counter in Las Vegas.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27- VMware Inc will acquire CloudHealth Technologies as part of the information technology company's continued push into cloud-based software services, the company announced on Monday. The Palo Alto, California, company will pay approximately $500 million for the Boston- based startup, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

  • Mike Francesa

    Sports fans with money riding will watch more games and keep closer tabs on their favorite teams and leagues, WFAN host Mike Francesa suggests.

  • Lyft launched its self-driving service in January in Las Vegas, where passengers can take a ride in an autonomous BMW to and from some 20 different pick-up and destination spots around the city's casino-laden Strip. The Las Vegas service is available to all Lyft passengers, who get a prompt asking if they agree to ride in a self-driving car.

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest security conventions, served as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines on Friday, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. We think it's important, "said Jeanette Manfra, assistant secretary of cybersecurity and...

  • LAS VEGAS, Aug 10- Def Con, one of the world's largest hacker conventions, will serve as a laboratory for breaking into voting machines this week, extending its efforts to identify potential security flaws in technology that may be used in the November U.S. elections. The three-day "Voting Village," which opens in Las Vegas on Friday, also aims to expose...

  • *China retaliates to U.S. tariffs. Aug 8- U.S. stocks were slightly lower on Wednesday as a steep fall in crude oil prices hit energy shares, more than offseting gains in technology and bank stocks. It is about half a percent away from the all-time high it hit on Jan. 26.

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that has put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. But researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown...

  • An employee demonstrates the waterproof feature on the Samsung Electronics Co. Galaxy S7 smartphone during a media event in Seoul, South Korea.

    Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 8- The nightmare scenario for computer security- artificial intelligence programs that can learn how to evade even the best defenses- may already have arrived. The group will unveil details of its experiment at the Black Hat security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday. I absolutely do believe were going there, said Jon DiMaggio, a senior...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • LONDON, Aug 8- Samsung's Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. Researchers from Austria's Graz Technical University told Reuters they have figured out a way to exploit the Meltdown vulnerability to...

  • Aug 7- A U.S. jury on Tuesday returned a $315 million verdict against Scientific Games Corp, saying the gambling products company had initiated a frivolous patent lawsuit in hopes of controlling the market for automatic card-shufflers at casinos. The Chicago jury awarded $105 million to a group of companies led by Shuffle Tech International LLC that compete...

  • PARIS, Aug 6- Chef Joel Robuchon, who at one point had earned more than 30 Michelin stars across nearly two dozen restaurants on three continents, died on Monday at his home in Geneva aged 73, his staff said. Born in Poitiers, western France, in 1945, Robuchon rose quickly through apprenticeships, learning techniques from around the country, before taking over as...

  • PARIS, Aug 6- Joel Robuchon, a world famous chef who at one point earned more than 30 Michelin stars across nearly two dozen restaurants on three continents, died on Monday at his home in Geneva aged 73, his staff said. Born in Poitiers, western France, in 1945, Robuchon rose quickly through apprenticeships, learning techniques from across the country, before taking...

  • PARIS, Aug 6- French chef Joel Robuchon, who owned and ran gourmet restaurants in three continents including several awarded three Michelin stars, died on Monday in Geneva aged 73, his staff said. Named the "chef of the century" by the Gault et Millau cooking guide in 1990, Robuchon, known for his mashed potatoes among many other dishes, owned restaurants in cities...

  • July 31- Car rental company Hertz Corp, a unit of Hertz Global Holdings, said on Tuesday it had partnered with Aptiv Plc to help the auto technology firm manage its autonomous vehicles in North America. The initial program, scheduled to launch this fall in Las Vegas, will act as a guide for launch in other markets, Hertz said in a statement. Aptiv announced the launch of...

  • LONDON, July 30- T-Mobile US named Nokia to supply it with $3.5 billion in next-generation 5 G network gear, marking the world's largest 5 G deal so far and solid evidence of a new wireless upgrade cycle starting to take root. T-Mobile, the third biggest U.S. mobile carrier, said on Monday the Nokia deal would help to deliver the first nationwide 5 G services in the...

  • A scene after a mass shooting at a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada, October 1, 2017.

    The hotel-casino company said more than 2,500 victims have filed or threatened to file cases on the liability claims for death, injury and emotional distress.