‘Swiss Machine’ Ueli Steck killed in Mt Everest accident

Ueli Steck (41), popularly known as ‘Swiss Machine’ in the mountaineering world, was killed in an accident near Camp II on Mt Everest on Sunday morning, multiple sources at the base camp of the world’s highest peak confirmed.

A group of six rescuers discovered a body of the multiple-record holder mountaineer near the Nuptse Face of Mt Everest where he could have slipped and fell on the ice-covered slope.

The team has collected the scattered parts of the climber’s body. A Fishtail Air helicopter has also been sent to Camp II to conduct a long line rescue, according to a source at base camp.

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Trump applauded North Korea’s leader after floating the possibility of a ‘major, major’ conflict in the region

President Donald Trump appeared to commend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s ability to control his country.

“Not many 27-year-old men could go in and take over a regime,” Trump said in a Reuters interview published Thursday night. “Say what you want, but that’s not easy — especially at that age.”

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How the way you hold your smartphone could allow hackers to steal your bank details

Hidden motion sensors in mobile phones can allow criminals to steal banking details and passwords, new research indicates.

Cyber experts believe hackers can access the information simply from the way a mobile phone tilts while being held.

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Hackers use college student loans tool to steal $30 million

Up to 100,000 people are exposed to identity theft after thieves exploited an IRS tool meant to help students apply for college loans.

A financial aid tool for college students helped hackers steal up to $30 million from the US government.

Nearly 100,000 people are at risk for identity theft after hackers breached the IRS’s Data Retrieval Tool, which parents use to transfer financial information for their kids using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. In 2015, 17 million students used FAFSA to file for financial aid.

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Wrensilva’s Loft is a Retro-Style Record Console with a Ton of Modern Features

While many manufacturers are happy to enjoy the recent vinyl renaissance by cranking out turntables again, San Diego-based Wrensilva takes a different approach. The Standard One, released last year, was a full-blown record console, complete with room to store your vinyl collection. The company’s latest, the Wrensilva Loft, takes a similar approach, but with a more light and airy look.

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In Support of National Record Store Day We’re Giving Away a Fluance Vinyl Turntable

Thanks to hipster culture and an overall renaissance in music appreciation, buying vinyl records is back in a big way. According to The Guardiansales of vinyl records have reached a 25-year high–something once thought impossible in the age of multiple music streaming platforms and the ability to illegally download an album in a snap. Continue reading In Support of National Record Store Day We’re Giving Away a Fluance Vinyl Turntable

Russian warship sinks after collision off Istanbul coast, all soldiers rescued

A Russian intelligence vessel has sunk after colliding with a freighter north of Istanbul on the Black Sea on April 27, although all crew members were reported to have been rescued, Doğan News Agency has reported.

A number of tugboats and rescue boats were dispatched to the area by the Coast Guard following the collision between the Russian vessel and the Togo-flagged ship, which was carrying livestock.

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