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Just a Pair of These $11 Radio Gadgets Can Steal a Car

QIHOO 360 TEAM UNICORN FOR YEARS, AUTOMAKERS and hackers have known about a clever attack that spoofs the signal from a wireless car key fob to open a vehicle’s doors, and even drive it away. But even after repeated demonstrations—and real thefts—the technique still works on a number of models. Now a team of Chinese researchers has not only demonstrated ... Read More »

Technology must amplify the best of humanity Microsoft India’s former chairman

Bhaskar Pramanik, 65, capped a corporate career spanning 45 years with six years at Microsoft India, from where he retired last month as chairman. A science fiction fan and lover of awkward acronyms for action plans, Pramanik remains optimistic about technology for the good of all. He tells Forbes India that disruption is taking place at the bottom of the ... Read More »

Blessing of the Bikes

Dot Smrke bestows a blessing on riders and their bikes on Sunday at the annual ceremony.Chris Barber — Digital First Media KENNETT >> It was a little touch-and-go this past week as members of the Honor Bound motorcycle club looked forward to the annual Blessing of the Bikes in the Power Place parking lot. Ordinarily, conditions are bright and warm ... Read More »

Why is news of Bollywood stars ill-treating domestic helps shocking?

Bollywood stars are simply more preened and richer versions of ourselves. Why do we expect them to behave any differently from the average Indian who can hire help? Photo: Abhijit Bhatlekar/Mint In December 2015, BookMyBai.com which is a domestic help placement agency, made the news for all the wrong reasons. It had released—and then defended—an advertisement, which essentially commodified the ... Read More »

Six partners to leave Freshfields this month as part of finance restructuring

Six finance partners will leave Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer at the end of this month, while two others will be deequitised from the partnership, as the firm completes a restructuring of its global finance practice. Five of the partners leaving the firm are based in London, while one is based in New York. In London, they include City aviation finance partner ... Read More »

How technology is going to shape farming of the future

Getty Images The recent introduction of “smart” technology into farming practices provides a new way for farmers to manage natural resources and hence, the economic profitability of the farm. Smart farming practices based on data collection will prove to be beneficial for water conservation and soil longevity. State of the art smart farming solutions and new Internet of Things (IoT) technologies ... Read More »

Biggest share of UK lenders since 2008 plan to tighten supply of consumer credit – Bank of England

More British lenders plan to rein in the supply of credit to consumers in the next three months than at any time since the 2008/09 financial crisis, according to a Bank of England survey that may add to concerns about the economic outlook ahead of Brexit. A net balance of 18.8 percent of British lenders expect to tighten the availability ... Read More »

Reprints Desk Introduces Data-Driven Gadgets in Newest Version of SaaS Research Platform

ENCINO, CA–(Marketwired – April 13, 2017) – Research Solutions, Inc. (RSSS), a pioneer in providing cloud-based solutions for scientific research, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Reprints Desk today announced the launch of a new version of the company’s award-winning Article Galaxy research platform. New features include full mobile responsiveness, design enhancements, an improved order history page, and the introduction of an ... Read More »

Spain Arrests Russian Thought to Be Kingpin of Computer Spam

MOSCOW — He refused to meet business associates in person and never talked on the phone, preferring instead to communicate via encrypted messaging services. But the elaborate precautions taken by the Russian computer spam kingpin known as Peter Severa appear to have failed him. Acting on an F.B.I. request, the police in Spain arrested a man this weekend named Peter ... Read More »

O2 signs multi-million pound WiFi deal with City of London

O2 has signed a new multi-million pound deal which will see free WiFi delivered to business, residents and visitors in the City of London over the next 15 years. The operator has partnered up with the City of London corporate, claiming the investment is one of the largest into wireless infrastructure ever seen in the capital. Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure Ltd ... Read More »