Aqib Ali Bawara

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Chinese Artist's Photos Weave Gorgeous Plaid Patterns

There’s plaid — the pattern that most people are familiar with — featuring traditional tartan, tattersall, glen plaid, madras and gingham weaves.<p>Then, there’s arguably a completely alternative variation on the theme in a series of photographic collages by Beijing artist Zhang Bojun. Called “We,” it …

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The Rise of Pakistan's Startup Ecosystem

<i>Kalsoom Lakhani is the Founder/CEO of Invest2Innovate, or i2i, which supports startups in new and untapped markets.</i><p>Any ‘boom’ you hear in relation to a country like Pakistan is more likely literal than figurative. The country is likely to be the butt of a snarky Bill Maher joke than depicted in a …

20 of the Best WordPress Plugins For a More Powerful Blog

<i>This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog.</i><p>There’s a saying you’ll often hear around Buffer’s content team: “There’s probably a plugin for that!”<p>We’re often chasing new ways to work smarter, faster and more productively—and the same is true of our Buffer blog.<p>We’re quick to grab any and all …

Nanu Is a Skype-Like App Optimized for 2G

There’s yet another calling app on the market that’s out to challenge dominant player Skype.<p>Nanu, an Android app that was launched today, touts the ability to make free calls even via a sluggish 2G network connection, and to non-Nanu users including landlines and mobile phone numbers.<p>The catch? Ads.<p>…

10 Best iPhone News and News Reader Apps

Keeping up with the news used to be pretty simple. You picked up your preferred tabloid or broadsheet newspaper on the way to work, or tuned into a scheduled news bulletin on the radio or your TV.<p>The internet has transformed the way in which news is created and distributed though. Keeping up with …

Behind the scenes of Aquion Energy’s battery factory & the future of solar storage

Drive about 45 minutes southeast of downtown Pittsburgh, out to the edge of Westmoreland County, and you’ll reach a sprawling, cavernous factory …

Apple too late to stop massive iCloud breach, hackers claim

An anonymous hacker who has exploited an iCloud security flaw that lets anyone unlock a lost or stolen iPhone says Apple contacted him about the matter today, but he deleted the email.<p>“They have asked me to contact [them] as quickly as possible, but why now?” the hacker, who goes by AquaXetine, …

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D-Wave: Is $15m machine a glimpse of future computing?

<b>A Canadian firm has courted controversy with its claim to have built a practical quantum computer, a feat thought to be decades away. Now, independent researchers are trying to understand whether it really can tap the strange world of quantum physics.</b><p>For the modest sum of $15m (£9m), a start-up …