Naveen Rawat

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Gaming the H-1B system (for good)

Back to Blog<p>A recent article in the NY Times exposed how flawed the H-1B lottery process is. A handful of giant outsourcing companies flood the …

Employment

Anonymous recruits amateurs in cyber war against Isil

Hacktivist group Anonymous has published guides to help amateur hackers join its OpParis campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)<p>Hacktivist collective Anonymous is encouraging people to join its cyber war against Isil, with the publication of a series of guides explaining …

Review: Aukey Sport Bluetooth headphone, $25 you won’t regret spending

Aukey is a Chinese company more commonly known for producing charging accessories like in-car chargers and multi-port USB stations. But, it also builds headphones. I’ve been testing the wireless Bluetooth earphones while out running for a few months now. For $25, it’s really hard to argue against …

Consumer Tech

Artist Paints Ephemeral Portraits on Vintage Paper Using Coffee as a Medium

Michael Aaron Williams is globally recognized for his statement street art that aims to provoke dialogue and stimulate social commentary. However, the Tennessee native has also become renowned for his detailed coffee paintings that capture the ephemeral nature of his subjects. Intimate and fragile, …

Art

Amazon Underground has three times as many Android apps than ever before

Amazon has been playing around with a pretty interesting business model lately, and their use of it involving Android apps has seen a 300% growth since its inception.<p>The idea is simple. Creators should get paid in proportion to the amount of time a consumer engages the creative content. Amazon …

Apps

Hackers claim $1 million bounty after remotely jailbreaking iPhones

Apple devices are generally considered by security experts to be safe, and rather difficult to hack. But difficult doesn’t mean impossible.<p>Over the weekend someone proved just how possible it is to hack at least one of these devices, the iPhone.<p>“The most intimate digital technology festival on the …

Selling

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Man who created own credit card sues bank for not sticking to terms

When Dmitry Argarkov was sent a letter offering him a credit card, he found the rates not to his liking.<p>But he didn't throw the contract away or shred it. Instead, the 42-year-old from Voronezh, Russia, scanned it into his computer, altered the terms and sent it back to Tinkoff Credit Systems.<p>Mr …

Personal Finance

A new job-search site aims to solve the elusive 'culture fit' problem

But until recently there was no one-stop shop for filtering job searches through this lens.<p>It was for that reason CEO and cofounder Anthony van Horne began developing CareerLabs, which launched last week.<p>"People deserve to know the real scoop on a company before they work there," van Horne tells …

Employment

Air Button adds shortcut buttons to the back of your phone

These small stick-ons can be programmed to perform any of over 30 tasks. And they don't require power.<p>When you think about it, there's a lot of unused space on the back of your phone. So why not put something useful on that empty slab of case, like a couple buttons that can instantly perform common …

Gear & Gadgets

Kangaroo is an amazing $99 Windows 10 portable PC

InFocus today debuted the Kangaroo, a $99 Windows 10 portable PC that “goes anywhere and works with any screen.” The term “mobile desktop” may seem like an oxymoron, but that really is the best description: Picture your typical desktop PC tower shrunk down to the size of a phablet sans screen; just …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft’s claim that Surface Book is twice as fast as 13-inch MacBook Pro misleading, show benchmarks

When Microsoft launched its first full-on laptop, the Surface Book, it made a big point of claiming that the machine was twice as fast as a 13-inch MacBook Pro. Benchmark tests by <i>PCWorld</i> show that this claiming is misleading, though the dedicated graphics card available in certain models does pay …

MacBook Pro

The 4 most dangerous mountains in the world

Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain on the planet, but it isn’t the most dangerous. Photo: Courtesy of Uwe GilleThis weekend, the big blockbuster …

Mountaineering

To Catch A Bomb-Maker

This is the story of a little-known FBI forensics lab and how it changed the war on terror<p>The insurgent began with a cordless phone—one of the knockoffs of a Chinese-built Senao so popular in northern Iraq. Hunched over a worktable somewhere near the refinery town of Baiji, about 150 miles north of …

Terrorism

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Alibaba is getting ready to launch the Netflix of China.</b> The Asian online retail giant is preparing to launch its own video streaming service.<p><b>2. Facebook is eating the $140 billion hardware market.</b> Its Open Compute Project started as a controversial idea within the company — but four years …

Prismatic Layers of Air in Tuscany

Though not much is known about photographer Adnan Bubalo, his stunning nature and landscape photos speak for themselves. His most captivating works feature the hills of Tuscany in central Italy. With its spectacular rolling hills and surrounding scenery, Tuscany is one of Italy's top vacation …

Italy