Nupur Maskara

A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, India, Nupur also has an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University. Nupur is currently trying to be as savvy a cook as she is with a book. She likes watching plays and sunsets. Nupur first lived in Kolkata and then for a decade in Delhi, still her favorite city.

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These 3D-printed bump keys can pick any lock

These 3D-printed bump keys can pick any lock

| September 3, 2014

Your valuables may not be safe anymore—not even if you keep your key safe. German engineers Jos Weyers and Christian Holler have found a way of making skeleton keys without even seeing the original key. They’ve put a new spin on an old technique: bumping. Traditionally, lockpickers have bumped key blanks in a lock using a […]

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St. Petersburg, Florida may allow electric fences

St. Petersburg, Florida may allow electric fences

| July 22, 2014

The city council in St. Petersburg, Florida was divided over whether it is okay to install electrified fences around properties in the city to safeguard them against vandalism. Some say, if used in conjunction with other measures, electrified fences are a good deterrent, while others are concerned by the threat they may pose to passersby. […]

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Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

Mayor de Blasio calls for cameras in public housing

| June 16, 2014

The murder of six-year-old Prince Joshua Avitto in a New York neighborhood has shocked the city.  Security cameras that could have helped identify the culprit were not installed due to a delay in bureaucracy. “I think it was a bad strategic decision by NYCHA to not simply put those cameras in place immediately,” Mayor de […]

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Skylock is a solar-powered smartlock for bikes

Skylock is a solar-powered smartlock for bikes

| May 29, 2014

Startup Velo Labs has come up with a smartlock that lets you share your bike with friends and family. Skylock connects to your Smartphone, letting your friends unlock the bike through a companion app on their Smartphones. Skylock allows for easy bike sharing Skylock shows you where your bike is on a map on your phone, so it’s […]

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Data sharing could make international travel difficult

Data sharing could make international travel difficult

| May 28, 2014

What you say online can hurt your chances of entering a country you plan to visit. Many countries are making it tougher for people to cross their borders, and thanks to personal databases flowing freely between countries, they are having an easier time doing so. “As more data is being amassed, it is being moved […]

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Yosemite National Park bans drones, but is it legal?

Yosemite National Park bans drones, but is it legal?

| May 9, 2014

From a surveillance device to a tool for recreation — drones have come a long way in the past couple of decades. Now, because drones have the potential to take away from wildlife and nature experiences, Yosemite National Park has banned the unmanned aircraft within the park’s limits. The public has mixed reactions to the […]

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Watch Your Privacy app reveals Big Brother’s surveillance cameras

Watch Your Privacy app reveals Big Brother’s surveillance cameras

| April 24, 2014

We might rationalize that mass surveillance is for the greater good, but, at the same time, a network of surveillance cameras put in place to spot crimes we didn’t commit can feel invasive. If you own Google Glass, though, you can do something about it. A third party Google Glass app, Watch Your Privacy, allows […]

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