Rakesh Phatela

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Russia's second biggest airline shuts down amid concerns for passenger safety

Transaero, Russia's second largest airline after Aeroflot, is being grounded. The airline has hit such dire financial straits that the nation's …

Urban Photographer of the Year 2015 – winning images

The CBRE Urban Photographer of the Year competition – now in its ninth year – encourages professional and amateur photographers to capture cities at work

Banks to offer FICO credit scores for free

Millions of borrowers will gain access to their FICO credit scores for free this year.<p>Bank of America and Chase will startproviding the credit scores to their credit card holders later this year, a change that was applauded by President Obama Monday. Ally Financial (ALLY) also announced that it …

Obama to push for cheaper, speedier broadband in the US

President Obama today outlined an upcoming executive action to increase US broadband speeds and reduce its cost, something he intends to announce at a speech tomorrow in Cedar Falls, Iowa, and again in his sixth State of the Union address next week.<p>In order to do that, The White House today said …

Net Neutrality

What is Object 2014-28E – a Russian military satellite or a piece of unidentified debris?

<b>Name:</b> Object 2014-28E.<p><b>Age:</b> Unknown.<p><b>Appearance:</b> Unknown.<p><b>What is it?</b> Unknown.<p><b>Yes, but what does it actually do?</b> Unknown.<p><b>This is going to get quite tedious quite soon.</b> I’m sorry, but we know so little about Object 2014-28E that it is hard to be specific.<p><b>Tell me what we do know then.</b> Well, it is …

Tor users' IP addresses can be identified by exploiting routers

The fact that feds have seized Silk Road 2.0 <i>and</i> a bunch of other shady websites hiding behind Tor's technology proves that the browser doesn't provide the perfect cloak of anonymity. Now, a series of studies conducted between 2008 and 2014 gives us a clearer idea of just how vulnerable the browser …

Slow Mo Video of People Getting Tased with 300K Volts While Having Their Portrait Taken

The goal of almost any portrait is to ensure that the subject being photographed looks their absolute best. That is NOT the case with the newest …

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10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Many of the world's greatest scientists were inspired to go into their fields by reading science fiction books. And it's easy to see why. A lot of …

Science Fiction

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

An Upcoming iPhone Feature From Apple Will Completely Transform How You Use Apps

Apple calls it Extensibility, and it basically allows your apps to share both information and functionality with one another, which means less time spent switching among apps.<p>Let's say you have a favorite app for editing your photos, such as Adobe Photoshop Express.<p>Before Extensibility, you would …

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Google improved end-to-end security for Android apps that connect to Chrome extensions

Yahoo News<p>Google has added new security functionality for developers that build extensions for the Chrome Browser. TLS/SSL is now supported in the chrome.sockets API.<p>This is great news for Chrome users that love to install productivity and communication extensions on their browser, as it enables …

Pushbullet

Hacker says to show passenger jets at risk of cyber attack

BOSTON (Reuters) - Cyber security researcher Ruben Santamarta says he has figured out how to hack the satellite communications equipment on passenger jets through their WiFi and inflight entertainment systems - a claim that, if confirmed, could prompt a review of aircraft security.<p>Cybersecurity …

Watch This Wireless Hack Pop a Car’s Locks in Minutes | Threat Level

Shims and coat hangers are the clumsy tools of last century's car burglars. Modern-day thieves, if they're as clever as Silvio Cesare, may be able to …

High-Flying Highlights From The International Drone Photography Awards

From France to the Philippines, the winners of National Geographic and Dronestagram's International Drone Photography Awards.<p><i>Images via</i><p>On March 15, 2014, in association with National Geographic, drone-photography site Dronestagram announced their first-ever International Drone Photography Awards, …

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