Ankit Sambharwal

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While You’re Worrying About The NSA Invading Your Privacy, Google Is Becoming Skynet From ‘Terminator’

Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O, gets underway today. There will be many in-depth discussions about the software that runs under the hood of the Mountain View behemoth’s technologies — a far-reaching swath of products and services that probably knows more about you than even you do.<p>…

How Target Lost Its Edge

In May, Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel resigned after a massive data breach in which hackers stole personal data and credit card information from millions of customers. The $40 billion (market cap)* big box retailer is being temporarily headed by CFO John Mulligan until the company finds a replacement.<p>…

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Netflix begins raising prices, but current users get a two-year freeze (update)

Remember that Netflix price hike we were warned about? Well, it's finally happening, and it's affecting potential streamers across Europe. We say potential because although the cost is rising by £1 and €1 in the UK and across Europe, to £6.99 and €8.99 respectively, it'll only affect those signing …

Mass power cuts continue in US and Canada after storm

<b>More than 500,000 households in the north-eastern US and the south-eastern Canada are still without electricity after last weekend's severe ice storm.</b><p>Utility crews are working round the clock, but warn that some homes could be without power at least until Saturday.<p>In Toronto, 72,000 people were …

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U.S. prosecutor defends treatment of Indian diplomat

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. attorney in Manhattan defended on Wednesday the treatment of an Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest last week on charges of underpaying her nanny, a case that has strained U.S.-Indian relations.<p>Supporters of Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, a Hindu hardline …

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MR PORTER - "The Manual for a Stylish Life: Volume Two" Book

Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>MR PORTER is an online company that caters for the modern gentlemen. Not only does the online store provide well-curated …

Jackthreads' cyber-weekend highlights: $3M in sales, 70% of traffic from mobile

Like most online retailers, Jackthreads has seen the light when it comes to mobile.<p>After launching a completely revamped Android app two months ago, Jackthreads says it saw more than 70 percent of traffic between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday coming from mobile devices. The company also reached $3 …

India is quite capable of sending a rocket to Mars and fighting poverty at the same time

This morning, India successfully launched a rocket to Mars. Christened Mangalyaan, or Mars vehicle, the rocket is part of a scientific mission that cost a grand total of Rs 4.5 billion, or $73 million. In terms of the space business, that’s a bargain. By contrast, NASA’s next Mars mission will cost …

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Android 4.4 KitKat and Google's quest to take over the world

Can a low-end Android phone be any good? For Mountain View, a billion users are at stake<p><i>"As we get on our journey to reach the next billion people, we want to do it on the latest version of Android." — Sundar Pichai</i><p>At its root, Google’s Android platform has always been about growing the audience …

Bill Gates: The Internet Won't Save the World

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When Mark Zuckerberg unveiled his intention to provide Internet to the two-thirds of the world …

India begins construction on the world's largest statue

The country is asking its citizens to donate scrap metal to the project<p>The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognizable statues in the world, but soon it'll be dwarfed by the sheer size of India's planned Statue of Unity. The new statue of Sardar Patel, the first home minister of independent …

Drone driver licenses? How to make flying robots safe for American skies

Cameron Rose, of UC Berkeley Biomimetric Millisys Lab, catches a flapping-winged drone resembling a bird at the DARC conference's AfterDARC session in NYU's Skirball Center in New York, N.Y, on Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. Jonathan Sanger<p>A romantic pre-wedding photo shoot turned sour when the …

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PS4 to outsell Xbox One in run up to Christmas

Sony's Playstation 4 console is set to outsell Microsoft's Xbox One this holiday season, according to a new report.<p>The PS4 will hit store shelves in Europe on 29 November for £349, while Microsoft's Xbox One launches on 22 November for £429. Although it is £80 more expensive, Microsoft's option …

Japanese robo-boot could help stroke victims walk again

If the sight of Robert Downey Jr summoning his Iron Man accessories from across a room gave you a taste for having your own powered exoskeleton, your wish may soon be granted. Japanese technology company, Yaskawa Electric – known for its Motoman robotics used in the car industry – has turned its …

iOS 7 apps are prettier, but are they better?

A few new apps prove beauty doesn't have to be skin deep<p>Apple design chief Jony Ive loves to preach about how design isn’t just how something looks, but how it works. Yet, in the first wave of app updates for iOS 7, most developers seem to have simply given their apps a facelift to match Apple’s …

Push.co: A Smart, Social New Take on Push Notifications

The clever folk at TNW Labs think a lot about how to help you receive new information fast, and share it fast too. That thinking has resulted in a new app that we’re launching today, Push.co.<p>This new iOS app offers a way to receive news and other notifications via push notifications, browse them …

Gamers, stop supporting violence!

<b>Scene from "Grand Theft Auto V" (Rockstar Games)</b><p>Buying games is a political act, and gamers need to start voting with their wallets<p>Rohan Talbot<p>September 27, 2013 2:00pm (UTC)<p>Where previous releases in the "Grand Theft Auto" series have garnered hysterical coverage for the games’ depictions of …

Google Research shows off new way to 'virtually project' your smartphone onto any display

Google has long been fascinated by sharing content between screens: the new Chromecast dongle is focused on that functionality, as is older software like Chrome tab sync, the YouTube Leanback remote, and the Chrome to Phone extension. Now there's a new project out of the company's research arm that …

Is iOS 7 making you seasick? Here’s how to turn off the parallax effect.

As people upgrade their old iPhones(s aapl) to iOS 7 — or get new handsets running Apple’s latest software — some are reportedly getting seasick on …

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Scientists Are 95% Certain Humans Are Responsible for Climate Change

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A United Nations climate panel has released its latest report on the state of our planet, and is now …

Wallpaper of the Week - Pixel Art

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created for one of our tutorials section. It's a pixel art illustration of Muhammad Ali done in …

What’s Really Behind the Ever-Rising Cost of Raising a Child in America

It's never been more expensive to have kids. But it's never been cheaper to clothe and feed them, as well. So what's getting more expensive?<p>Much was made last week of a recent study on the cost of child-rearing by economist Mark Lino at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The total cost of raising …

Children’s Hospital’s Fantastic Pirate-Themed CT Scanner

The Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian recently installed a new CT scanner in their radiology testing room, but what separates the machine from others of its kind is that it is designed in the likeness of a pirate ship. Being that the facility is designated for medical …

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Famous Directors Who Never Went to Film School

It’s an exciting time to be a filmmaker. The Internet has extended the reach of budding directors, and the best technology is at our fingertips, …

Parallels Access: Run Mac and Windows Apps Like They Were Made for iPad

<b>Parallels Access</b> is a new iPad app launching tonight – that promises to let you experience Mac and Windows applications as is they were made for the iPad. It ‘applifies’ your Windows and Mac apps to make them feel as it they’re native iPad apps.<p>The app is published by Parellels, the makers of the …

How to Photograph Flowers

I know what you’re thinking. “Flowers? Really? Didn’t he just write about shooting football?” As a matter of fact, I did. I shoot lots of different …