Vishnu Gupta

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It happens only in India

The hotel manager was politely incredulous. Wouldn’t I like a car or an auto rickshaw to take me on a tour of Thanjavur’s rural areas? No, thank you. …

Space Shots: The Universe's Best Images

A gallery of photos, visualizations, and other pictures of outer space.<p><i>This post was last updated on Friday, May 12, 2017.</i><p>Here at <i>Popular Science</i>, we love space—and we know you do too. From seeing the nearly-true colors of Europa, a molten metal orb levitate in microgravity, or even a map of a …

Astronomy

Dairy farmers payment delayed as milk becomes cheaper than water

Largest dairy firm First Milk delays payments to farmers as global glut cuts price of four-pint carton to £1<p>The Guardian view on milk prices<p>Jon Henley: the battle for the soul of British milk<p>More than 1,000 farmers will not be paid for their milk on Monday, after the UK’s largest dairy company …

Forestry

Everyone Is Freaking Out Over This New McDonald's Commercial

McDonald's debuted a new commercial during Sunday's NFC divisional playoff game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Green Bay Packers.<p>Everyone was tweeting about it.<p>Set to the tune "Carry On" by the band Fun., the commercial features McDonald's signs that have shared words of encouragement, support, …

World's best climber only has nine fingers - the life and times of Tommy Caldwell

Undeterred by being kidnapped by terrorists and the loss of a finger, Tommy Caldwell is on the verge of completing the 'climb of the century’<p>On November 29, 2001, Tommy Caldwell, then a promising 23-year-old climber, suffered an accident that should have ended his career.<p>While using a table saw …

Fortune.com

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Your Uniqlo skinny jeans may have a dark past

Japanese fast-fashion giant Uniqlo is coming under fire for what critics say are harsh and dangerous working conditions at the Chinese factories that make its rainbow-colored array of low-cost skinny jeans and cashmere sweaters. Undercover researchers from the Hong Kong-based Students and Scholars …

Uniqlo

Phone interfaces in cars? Drivers don’t need more distractions

I don’t often see a YouTube video that truly worries me, but one from the LA Auto show in November still gives me shivers. It was meant to be reassuring and delightful, because it was showing how Google and Apple want to integrate their mobile phone systems – so your phone, basically – into car …

Android Auto

Karthi KN Raveendiran makes you rediscover India through his photographs

Colorful and the aura of India clearly visible within every frame here. Karthi Raveendiran starts fluently and scores more efficiently with his art …

Artworks

Not everyone was lovin' McDonald's new Signs advert

The latest McDonald's advert, called Signs, is all about the "lovin'" element of its slogan, but not all viewers shared that feeling.<p>McDonald’s new advert that aired in the US this weekend emphasised the “lovin’” element of its slogan as part of the fast food chain’s major rebranding effort but …

Your private Instagrams weren’t as private as you thought they were

A privacy hole was publicly exposing an untold number of photographs Instagram users believed were private, until Instagram fixed it this weekend in apparent response to queries by Quartz.<p>Tests by Quartz had showed that a photograph posted to Instagram when a user’s account is set to public—the …

Social Media

China air rage: Flight canceled after passengers open emergency exit doors

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Chinese-style air rage is now served both hot and cold.<p>Last month, a China-bound Thai AirAsia flight was forced to return to Bangkok after a female Chinese passenger threw hot water on a flight attendant amid a heated argument between her boyfriend and the cabin crew over service.<p>On …

Aviation

LG Fx0 impressions: Firefox OS is no threat to Android right now

Regardless of what side of the “OS coin” one falls on, there is no question that Google’s Android has taken center stage of the mobile marketplace, with Apple’s iOS taking the role of supporting cast. Backstage we have the two understudies: Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Blackberry’s BB10, and …

Windows Phone

Are You Suffering From Sunday-somnia? Here’s How To Wake Up Better On Monday Mornings

New studies reveal that one in five of us can't sleep on Sunday nights. So here are a few ways to wake up better and make Monday mornings more …

Tavepong Pratoomwong – Stunning Street Photographer From Thailand

This Person from Thailand receives a beautiful gift from his wife on his anniversary and then things changed around him. A ticket to Varanasi was the …

Street Photography

IBM sets patent record in 2014 with 7,534

If there’s an 800-pound gorilla in the patent wars, it would have to be IBM.<p>Today, Big Blue said it topped the list of patent recipients in 2014 with a total of 7,534 patents, 34 percent more than second-place Samsung, which had 4,952, according to data from IFI Claims Patent Services.<p>It marked the …

Top 10

Report: Google app will soon let you translate voice to text in real time

Google is planning to launch an update to its Google Translate app for phones, enabling automatic, real-time translation of voice to text for a few …

Ralph Lauren

Microsoft Calls Out Google For Disclosing Bug Before Fix

Microsoft has strongly criticised Google for disclosing a serious bug in Windows 8.1, two days before it was due to issue a fix.<p>Google revealed the security flaw this weekend. It did so because the rules of Project Zero, its security research project, say it should make bugs public 90 days after it …

Architizer

Oil Has To Plunge Even Further Before The Shale Industry Gets Seriously Damaged

Goldman Sachs researchers say that oil prices would have to drop to $40 per barrel for six months, down another 15% from their current level, to "keep capital sidelined." That's the level at which Goldman says high-yield defaults might start.<p>The prices are already starting to hit some of the more …

Divers retrieve 2nd black box from AirAsia crash

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Divers retrieved the crashed AirAsia plane's second black box from the bottom of the Java Sea on Tuesday, giving …

Airplanes

Stop Paying For Great Customer Service

Would you apply for this job? CUSTOMER SERVICE POSITION: Must wear red uniform and work outside in sub-zero temperatures. Your clients will be children aged six to nine. You must be able to lift 40 to 60 pounds while loading on transportation devices. Specialized skills required. Job is 100 to 200 …

Customer Service

Samsung launches extremely thin Galaxy A7 smartphone

Samsung announced Monday the launch of the Galaxy A7, one of the company's slimmest smartphones ever.<p>The very Galaxy Alpha-like device has a metal …

Gorgeous Glow-in-the-Dark Murals Only Visible Under UV Light

Hungarian-born, Vienna-based artist Bogi Fabian uses glowing UV paint to create gorgeous, luminescent murals that can only be seen under a black light. With the flip of a light switch, blank bedroom walls are suddenly covered with cosmic scenes, glittering stars, beautiful landscapes, and lush …

Murals

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

C 25. That's the badge number of Mr. Lewis G. Doom, one of the men who worked at Los Alamos National Laboratory in 1944 as part of the Manhattan Project: an effort that culminated with two nuclear detonations over Japan and the end of World War II.<p>We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet …

Google Under Fire For Quietly Killing Critical Android Security Updates For Nearly One Billion

Android smartphone owners who aren’t running the latest version of their operating system might get some nasty surprises from malicious hackers in 2015. That’s because one of the core components of their phones won’t be getting any security updates from Google, the owner of the Android operating …

Android News

Shooting with the Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 in a Cold and Rainy Outdoor Portrait Session

<i>Editor’s note: This our third hands-on test of the super affordable Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 clone lens. We previously shared casual and optical tests.</i><p>I …

Web-Based Clock Converts the Ticking Time into Its Hex Color

With the creation of designer James E. Murphy's clock web app, <i>What colour is it?</i>, asking for the time is now the same thing as asking for the color. His project translates the current time into its corresponding hexadecimal color code. So, noon (12:00:00) is interpreted as #120000, which is a dark …

Web Applications