Kanishk Vashisht

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Schoolchildren ordered indoors as air pollution cloaks Shanghai

Shanghai authorities ordered schoolchildren indoors and halted all construction on Friday as China's financial hub suffered one its worst bouts of air pollution, bringing visibility down to a few dozen meters and obscuring the city's spectacular skyline.<p>The financial district was shrouded in a …

China bans Bitcoin, lowering the ceiling of the currency's potential - ExtremeTech

China bans Bitcoin, lowering the ceiling of the currency’s potential<p>By on December 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from …

Microsoft launches preview of Bing Maps, showing what its Google Earth rival can do

Microsoft is taking another shot at Google’s Maps supremacy with a public preview of its Bing Maps app for Windows 8.1.<p>While the company already …

Lightstrap: an iPhone case that's all flash (hands-on)

Trying to take a good picture in a dimly lit nightclub is hard enough, but doing so on a camera phone? Nearly impossible. Engadget Live San Francisco was hosted in such a dark establishment, which made it the perfect venue for the folks at Brick & Pixel to seek us out. The company's first product, …

Friday Poll: Have you ever been scammed on eBay?

A British teen recently dropped $735 on what he thought was an Xbox One Day One special edition on eBay. Unfortunately, he chose to ignore the item description specifying the auction was for a photo of the console, not the actual console. He was upset when the photo, and not a console, arrived in …

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I'm on Facebook Because I'm Bored Beyond Belief

Facebook is the fourth — sometimes the fifth — social network I check during the day. It's at the bottom of the list.<p>Somewhere along the line, …

China Mobile’s Jego Wants To Challenge Skype By Targeting Overseas Chinese Users First

Jego, a VoIP app for iOS and Android, was launched by China Mobile International last month as part of an effort to build its international retail business by offering an alternative to other VoIP services. It might seem like China Mobile has a long way to go before it takes on well-established …

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RBS says website briefly disrupted by hackers | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Bank of Scotland said its banking platform was briefly attacked by hackers on Friday, causing problems for some customers trying to access online accounts, just days after a more serious technology crash.<p>A logo from a Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) branch is seen reflected in …

What Might It Look Like if Siri Drove a Car? Meet Steeri.

While Google is still working on its self-driving car, a new YouTube video offers a humorous look at what life might be like if Apple’s Siri were …

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's collaborative variety show 'HitRecord on TV' premieres January 18th

For the past few years, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's online production company HitRecord has facilitated the collaborative creation of thousands of multimedia projects. Now, the star is taking that content to TV through what he describes as a "half-hour variety show" featuring short films, music, …