The App that can take control of a plane

It is a terrifying prospect – a smartphone app that can hijack a plane’s computers and give a hacker seated on board complete control.

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Hugo Teso, a security consultant a trained commercial pilot, this week revealed the ‘PlaneSploit’ app- and demonstrated how it can be used to do everything from c

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Friendliest countries to visit

The friendliest people in the world, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

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Girls greeting tourists in Iceland

The top ten nations in order of their friendliness to visitors from elsewhere are: Iceland, New Zealand, Morocco, Macedonia, Austria, Senegal, Portugal, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland and Burkina Faso.

The bottom ten, meanwhile, were Mongolia, Bulgaria, Slovak Republic, Pakistan, Iran, Latvia, Kuwait, Russian Federation, Venezuela and Bolivia.

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Hash Bash strikes again

Hash Bash is an annual event held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on the first Saturday of April at high noon on the University of Michigan Diag. A collection of speeches, live music, street vending and occasional ‘civil disobedience’ are centered on the goal of reforming federal, state, and local marijuana laws.

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World pillow fight in London

A pillow-wielding mob descended on Trafalgar Square today for feathery fisticuffs in front of London’s most iconic monuments.

Similar scenes were repeated all over the world as part of annual World Pillow Fight Day.

Sleep for free in Helsinki

A hotel in Finland is appealing for a ‘professional sleeper’ to test its 35 rooms for 35 days.

Hotel Finn, in the heart of Helsinki, is seeking a “dynamic person to write a quality blog” about their daily experiences at the basic hotel, which has no bar or restaurant.

Requirements not only include fluent Finnish and English, but Russian is deemed a plus, too.

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Book a shuttle with GO

To make a reservation, iPhone users simply access the app and enter their flight, arrival and/or destination information. The app will automatically access the user’s previously entered personal information, and allow them to easily make a reservation to and from any of the more than 50 airports served by GO Airport Shuttle in the US, Canada and Europe.

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