Back in the makeup chair, I ask Cooper to give me a slightly more full-on look: eye shadow, contouring, glow on my cheekbones (pictured above). How do I look? Yes, my eyes are “popping”, but it’s extremely noticeable and I feel uncomfortable. I keep the makeup on, and later bump into some friends. “You’re wearing makeup,” they say by way of a hello. I don’t know the unspoken rule that you don’t touch your face when wearing makeup; by the time I meet my girlfriend an hour later, everything has smeared. What do you think, I ask? She looks at me with undisguised amusement – a vain melting goth in the middle of St Pancras station. “I’m surprised by how unashamed you are,” she says. … [Read more...] about Face time: is makeup for men the next big beauty trend?
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As we move into the technology driven interconnected world, where machine-to-machine communications is the new reality and where a ‘Smart City’ node can attack a peer group, J Vishak Raman, director, security business, Cisco, tells Ajay Kumar Shukla what it takes to prevent these attacks and how the tech giant plans to bring end-to-end security for new smart city projects. Excerpts:What will be the role of technology in building modern smart cities and how it will impact common citizens?Our technology will aim to make digital services uninterrupted for citizens. For example, land records, etc. Secondly, as we move into an interconnected world with Machine-to-Machine communications, where a smart city node can attack a peer group without even coming to the central node, Cisco works towards preventing these attacks, mitigating them, to provide uninterrupted, service availability. Our StealthWatch solutions plays huge role here.How is your technology helpful in guarding smart … [Read more...] about ‘CISCO’s technology will ensure uninterrupted digital services in smart cities’
While the $84 million Hughes owes is significantly smaller than the sums owed by larger peers, a company document from December showed it was still more than three times its net worth in India. "This, if not resolved, will make the operation unviable thus rendering many customers like banks, other enterprises and critical government networks without any connectivity," the company said in a separate December letter to the government. … [Read more...] about U.S. Firm Hughes Fears Indian Closure, Bank Disruptions Over Unpaid Fees
Just for India Just about every major tech company has gone the extra mile to reengineer their offerings for India. Three years ago, fed up with the central bank’s two-step authentication policies, Uber launched cash payments in India. Google and Facebook offer free Wi-Fi across the country and built feature phone versions of their main apps. Downloads on YouTube, unlike other countries, don’t require a Premium subscription. Vodafone subscribers can talk to the Google Assistant through a toll-free number in Hindi or English — no internet needed. … [Read more...] about Why India is the newest hotbed for tech experimentation
Or is it more important? Security expert and chief security technology officer at British Telecom Bruce Schneier thinks the marketing-based data push is just as big a problem. And I agree: the allure of all that irresistibly valuable information is pushing the entire information industry to act increasingly like shady data brokers. Google's cookie evasion techniques, for example, and mobile apps' wanton use of personal data (from address books to location information) look an awful lot like large-scale, surreptitious data-sucking. … [Read more...] about In the world of Big Data, privacy invasion is the business model