5 things to do right now if your Yahoo account was hacked



If you’ve just logged into your Yahoo email and read an urgent security letter from the Yahoo team saying that your account has been compromised, you are one of the more than a billion users that have been hacked. 

The massive data breach actually happened in August 2013 but was just revealed by the company. 

It’s separate to an incident from 2014 and is believed to affect names, email addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth, MD5-hashed passwords (a form of encryption now widely considered insecure) and security question answers, according to the companyRead more…

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Netflix inks exclusive deal with the 'King of Bollywood'



One brings two. Two ought to bring more.

Just a day after the launch of Amazon Prime’s video-streaming service in India, where it announced extensive local content partnerships, its global counterpart Netflix has announced a long-term content deal with Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s production house Red Chillies Entertainment.

“Netflix is the new home of King Khan” — said an official statement released by the on-demand video service. All existing Red Chillies’ titles as well as Khan’s films that will hit theatres in the next three years would be exclusively accessible to Netflix’s global subscriber base of 86 million. Read more…

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Flying out of Indian airports won't be an alien experience anymore



India is finally doing something about making flying less of a hassle for its commuters by fixing a problem that is unheard of elsewhere in the world. 

Starting today, people at seven of India’s airports don’t have to stand in queues to get their hand baggage stamped by security officials. 

A week long trial began today at airports in Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Bengaluru, where passengers will not have to get their baggages stamped. 

The trial is only available to people taking domestic flights. Depending on the success of the ongoing trial, the official says they will look explore giving people the option to avoid getting their boarding pass stamped as well.  Read more…

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Lucid Motors Air is a luxury electric car with a 400-mile range



Step aside, Tesla Model S, there’s a new kid in town. 

More accurately, there will be a new kid in town in 2018, when Lucid Motors launches the Air, a luxury EV that was unveiled Wednesday at a company event in Fremont, California. 

The car, which will cost more than $100,000 at launch, will have supercar-class specs: two motors with a combined 1,000 horsepower and a zero to 60 mph acceleration in 2.5 seconds. 

It will also have some autonomous features, including cameras, radars and Lidar. 

Lucid also claims there would be an option with a 130 kWh, 400-mile range battery; for comparison, Tesla’s priciest Model S variant, the P100D, boasts a 337-mile range. The standard Air model, however, will have a 100 kWh battery, just like the P100D.  Read more…

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Uber might now be able to charge thrice as much in India



It appears there will be no escape from inflated taxi fares for now.

A new set of guidelines released by India’s central government reveals that ride-hailing services such as Uber and its local counterpart, Ola, can now charge customers three times the minimum fare during the day, and up to four times between midnight and 5 a.m.

However, the minimum fare will still have to be submitted by these companies to the state transport departments for approval, reported the Times of India on Thursday. 

The surge pricing will extend only to vehicles that are less than 4m (13 ft) in length, which apply to UberGO and Ola Micro services, that are classified as “economy taxis” in the country. Read more…

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New site visualises how you rode with Uber in 2016



The folks at Uber have made “Year with Uber“, a data visualisation site that offers a view of your Uber riding pattern for the year.

The site, which went live Thursday, asks you to log in, then presents you with information about your rides on the platform in 2016 via a click-through slideshow.

I drive most places, but occasionally hop on an Uber to work events if parking will be difficult. So Uber labelled me a “daytime traveller,” and noted that my measly 14 rides in 2016 were “fewer and more far between than most.”

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