Potential alternatives to statins being devised

Alternatives to the use of statins as the standard therapy for lowering unhealthy LDL cholesterol are being devised. These alternative therapies include other medications to lower cholesterol, a heart-healthy diet, and even intestinal bypass surgery. According to the findings, when cholesterol levels decrease, these alternatives provide equal level of heart health protection as statins do.

Microsoft and Workday announce an integration/cooperation pact

On Tuesday, September 27, Microsoft and Workday announced an integration/cooperation agreement, under which Microsoft Office 365 and the company's analytics tools will be integrated with Workday's cloud-based finance and HR applications.

Announcing the new pact, Microsoft and Workday said that they have teamed up to give Office 365 Groups the capability to work with Workday applications in such a way that any change made in Workday will automatically show up in Groups.

Walt Disney emerges as potential bidder for Twitter

Bloomberg News has revealed in a Monday report that struggling microblogging service Twitter Inc. apparently has another potential bidder --- Walt Disney Co. The report was based on the information shared by unidentified sources familiar with the matter.

The report that Walt Disney has become the latest company to consider a possible acquisition of Twitter comes close on the heels of a last-week story by CNBC that formal bids for Twitter will soon be made by a number of tech firms, including Google and Salesforce.

As of now, the Twitter sale process is in early stages.

Apple may announce MacBook Pro 2016 before Oct. end

In a recently released report, Macworld has revealed that tech giant Apple might announce the much-awaited MacBook Pro 2016 laptop before the end of October.

According to the report, the official announcement of MacBook Pro 2016 will likely coincide with the launch of the forthcoming iPad 5 next month. The release of the updated MacBook Pro laptop is being eagerly awaited by MacBook Pro fans, especially since the upgrade has been announced for more than one year, but the device has still not become available for purchase.  

Yahoo: A suspected “state-sponsored actor” hacked at least 500M user accounts

On Thursday, Internet giant Yahoo said that the personal information of at least 500 million of its users had been compromised in a hack which, the company claims, was carried out by a suspected "state-sponsored actor."

The user-data hack revealed by Yahoo is apparently the largest known breach of user information in history.

Samsung has exchanged “about half” of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 handsets in US

Bigwig South Korean smartphone maker Samsung Electronics said in a Thursday statement that it has exchanged "about half" of the potentially-explosive Galaxy Note 7 handsets for new devices in the US through its voluntary recall.

The disclosure by Samsung comes barely two days after the company said that it has shipped 500,000 replacement units of the recalled Galaxy Note 7 handsets to US retailers.

NY Times: Apple and Lit Motors are in talks about "potential acquisition"

In a Wednesday report, The New York Times said that tech giant Apple is in discussions with Lit Motors Corp. about a "potential acquisition." Lit Motors is a manufacturer of two-wheeled electric vehicles, based in San Francisco.

According to the NY Times report, based on the information shared by three unidentified sources, a number of former Lit Motors' engineers have already been hired by Apple. However, Apple's interest in the potential acquisition of Lit Motors is still not clear.

Tencent researchers exploit vulnerabilities in Tesla Model S to remotely attack the car

In a blog post published on Monday, cyber-security researchers from Chinese tech firm Tencent Holding's Keen Security Lab revealed that they have uncovered a series of security vulnerabilities in Tesla Motors' Model S sedan which enabled them to remotely attack the car.

According to the details shared by the researchers in the blog post, which was accompanied by a demonstration video, it was possible to remotely attack a Tesla Model S by combining the several security vulnerabilities found in the car.

Google to unveil its next smartphone at Oct.4 event in San Francisco

In a late Monday announcement via a YouTube video, Google said that it will likely unveil its next-generation flagship handset at a media event which the company will be holding in San Francisco in October.

Specifically, according to Google's announcement, the company's new Android-powered flagship smartphone - which will probably be branded 'Pixel' instead of 'Nexus' - will be officially introduced at the media event scheduled to be held on October 4, 2016.

Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in South Korea

More than two weeks after announcing a global recall for Galaxy Note 7 handsets following reports of exploding batteries, Samsung has recently revealed that it has commenced the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program in its home country, South Korea.

With the Galaxy Note 7 exchange program having been started by Samsung in South Korea, the handset's owners who are SK Telecom and KT subscribers can avail the exchange offer by visiting the store from which they purchased their devices.