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I See Aliens!: Impressive 86X Optical Zoom Demo Of $550 Nikon Consumer Camera

This is a video demonstration of the 86X optical zoom on Nikon's ~$550 COOLPIX P900 digital camera as seen zooming in on our moon (technically my …

Cameras

Looking for work? Airlines will need 617,000 pilots over next 20 years

If you're looking for a new career, Boeing suggests checking out the airline industry.<p>Based on the number of plane orders and airline expansion plans in the works, the aerospace giant predicted this week that the industry will need to hire 617,000 new commercial pilots, 679,000 maintenance …

Aviation

7 Ways To Lock Down Your Privileged Accounts

Admin passwords contained within privileged accounts can open up the keys to the kingdom to determined attackers. Here's how to stop them.<p>1 of 8<p><i>Image</i> …

Information Security

Google loses ‘world’s favourite company’ title to Apple on a technicality

Google last year took the title of world’s favorite company from Apple, but this year has lost out heavily – potentially on a technicality.<p>Each year, FutureBrand looks at the world’s 100 largest companies and asks 3,000 consumers and industry professionals to score them on a range of factors, and …

This Riding Suitcase Will Get You to Your Gate in Record Time

Modobag is back.<p>There are a few different ways to move quickly through the airport terminal.<p>If staff is on your side, you can hitch a ride on a cart. …

Flying

Don't flout our culture in garb of westernization

<i>A few months ago, a couple (read unfortunates) aged 12 and 13 became the youngest parents of Britain. In another incident a 10-year-old boy raped his</i> …

Govt looks to unearth up to Rs 15,000-cr domestic black money by Sept 30

With almost two months left for people to declare their illicit money, the revenue department in an internal assessment has pegged a collection of Rs …

Cash may no longer be king as e-money emerges new ruler

<b>The proposed ban on cash transactions above Rs 3 lakh may hit luxury goods, jewellery sales and real estate.</b><p>You have just received cash as gift on …

Airport security is getting less oppressive—and that scares me

After 13 years of post-9/11 airport security—the rituals of removing shoes and belts, unpacking electronics, putting tiny bottles of liquid in clear plastic bags—most travelers are still frustrated with it. Over 90% think queuing for more than 10 minutes at security is unacceptable (pdf, page 23). …

Flying