Sudarshan Sigdel

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Roubini Says Russia Wants Its Empire Back

Russia wants its empire back, says famed economist Nouriel Roubini in a report published Monday on Roubini’s Edge. And why shouldn’t it? It’s surrounded by NATO. It has an ever expanding eurozone to its west. The empire wants its groove back.<p>That is, if it ever really had one. The fall of the …

RANKED: The Best Smartphones In The World

Here's our monthly list of the best smartphones you can buy.<p>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available …

Is the developing world catching up, after lagging behind rich countries, or not? Harvard economist Ricardo Hausmann on the secret of growth: http://wef.ch/1v1jp4G Image: http://wef.ch/1v1jqWe

New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.<p>The so-called FingerReader, a prototype produced by a 3-D printer, fits like …

Glass app lets you take a photo just by thinking about it

Developers in the US and UK are increasingly putting Glass through its paces in an effort to fully understand its current capabilities and future potential.<p>A UK startup, for example, appears to have taken Google’s face-based computer to a whole new level, developing software that allows you to snap …

Hate Taxes? Move To Tax-Free Puerto Rico, Stay American, Avoid IRS

Increasingly, Americans are ditching their passports for far off lands. In some cases, they are motivated by high taxes and America’s unique worldwide tax reporting, though that’s rarely the only issue. Yet lower taxes can be had a lot closer to home and with more security. And you don’t have to …

5 reasons why U.S. economy is world beater

WASHINGTON (AP) — How does the U.S. economy do it?<p>Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains.<p>Yet the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is steadily rising. Five full years after a devastating recession officially ended, …

Business Wisdom from the Commencement Speakers of 2014

Commencement speakers face an impossible challenge: to inspire, advise, and entertain, without overstaying their welcome. In the age of YouTube, there’s the added pressure to craft a speech that could go viral, and perhaps even inspire a book. And this year, those invited to take the podium were no …

America’s 10 most common jobs

Slide 1 of 12<p>The job market is an important indicator of the economy’s health. A look at the most and least common jobs reflects the industries that …

Apple reportedly 'freaked out' about the drunken Dr. Dre video

When Dr. Dre drunkenly proclaimed himself the first billionaire in hip-hop, tacitly confirming Apple’s $3.2 billion Beats acquisition, we didn’t expect the folks at Camp Apple to be thrilled.<p>But, apparently, they seriously freaked out when they saw that video.<p>Dre’s boast is one of the reasons Apple …

Privacy under attack: the NSA files revealed new threats to democracy

In the third chapter of his History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbon gave two reasons why the slavery into which the Romans had tumbled under Augustus and his successors left them more wretched than any previous human slavery. In the first place, Gibbon said, the Romans …

This Hungarian-American Mathematician May Have Been Smarter Than Einstein

John von Neumann, born in Budapest in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1930, was a seminal thinker in mathematics (foundations of mathematics, functional analysis, ergodic theory, geometry, topology, and numerical analysis), physics (quantum mechanics, hydrodynamics, and fluid dynamics), …

A Paralyzed Teen Will Kick The First World Cup Ball Thanks To A Robotic Exoskeleton

The 2014 World Cup begins next month in Brazil and will feature something truly amazing: the plan is for a paralyzed, non-ambulatory Brazilian teenager to stand up and kick the first ball of the first game using a motorized exoskeleton and special 3D-printed helmet.<p>Created by an international team …

Bill Gates urges China's wealthiest to give to charity

Bill Gates has urged China's extraordinarily wealthy business elite to shed its aversion to philanthropy and donate to the poor, a potent message in one of the world's most economically divided societies.<p>"Only when we help poor people break away from destitution and illness can the whole world …

By 2016, China Internet Users To Double Entire U.S. Population

China’s internet population will hit 730 million in two short years. Nearly double the U.S. population, and more than the 460 million on line in 2010, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) said in a six page report published this month.<p>You knew this was coming. What do you expect in a country of 1.4 …

U.S. Is a 'Rising Star' in Global Manufacturing

Call it the comeback kid.<p>A new ranking of the competitiveness of the world's top 25 exporting countries says the United States is once again a "rising star" of global manufacturing thanks to falling domestic natural gas prices, rising worker productivity and a lack of upward wage pressure.<p>The …

The Chinese take Manhattan: replace Russians as top apartment buyers | Reuters

NEW YORK/SYDNEY (Reuters) - For the first time, the Chinese have become the biggest foreign buyers of apartments in Manhattan, real estate brokers estimate, taking the mantle from the Russians - whose activity has dropped off since the unrest in Ukraine and the imposition of sanctions against …

Recession Not Over for Poor: Families Stretch Food to Last

After Jaime Grimes found out in January that her monthly food stamps would be cut again, this time by $40, the single mother of four broke down into sobs — then she took action.<p>The former high school teacher made a plan to stretch her family’s meager food stores even further. She used oatmeal and …

South Korea ferry 'steered by inexperienced third mate'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1070000/1070298_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524708588_a7e443bb082cf214a41ae197ee987f56<p><b>The South Korean ferry that sank on Wednesday was steered by an inexperienced third mate who had never navigated the challenging waters where the</b> …

Congresswoman aims to crack down on campuses' sex assault 'epidemic'

A California congresswoman has announced plans to introduce federal legislation to toughen laws against what she called an epidemic of sexual assault on college campuses.<p>In an appearance at<p>UC Berkeleylast week, Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) said she would press for more aggressive action …

Ohio teacher loses job for racist comment

FAIRFIELD, Ohio — A suburban Cincinnati teacher, accused of making a racist remark to a black student, lost his job after a labor hearing.<p>Gil Voigt, a Fairfield Freshman School science teacher since 2000, has been on unpaid leave since December when he told a student who had professed his desire to …

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People with HIV Can Live as Long as Uninfected Populations

A new study reports that young people with HIV have a life expectancy similar to that of the general population.<p>Researchers of the new study …

Christian Bale Top Choice to Play Steve Jobs in Biopic Written by Aaron Sorkin

Director David Fincher, who is in talks to direct the Aaron Sorkin-scripted Steve Jobs biopic based on Water Isaacson’s biography, is hoping to cast Christian Bale in the leading role as Steve Jobs, reports <i>TheWrap</i>.<p>Though Fincher has not yet officially signed on to direct the film, he has allegedly …

The Majority of iPhone Users Admit to 'Blind Loyalty' - Why This Is A Problem For Apple

iSheep. That’s the retort most readily used to attack owners of Apple kit. It is a wonderfully concise allegation: the thoughtless herd mentality Apple cynics attribute to those happy to spend small fortunes on Macs, MacBooks, iPhones and iPads. Well brace yourself for new forum flame wars because …

Could Google Glass Make Football Safer? Chris Kluwe Thinks So

Reducing the frequency and severity of injuries, particularly concussions, is priority No. 1 for the NFL right now. Punter Chris Kluwe, who in his playing days was never hesitant to say what he thought the league ought to be doing differently, thinks he might have a solution.<p>At the TED conference …

Silicon Valley Can’t Keep Up With Korea’s Financial Revolution

<i>Jon Norris is a writer for TransferWise who splits his time between the U.S. and the U.K. This post originally appeared on the TransferWise blog and has been republished with permission.</i><p>Until a few years ago, South Korea was promoted by its Tourism Board as “Land of the Morning Calm”. While the …

Cancer Will Be Leading Cause Of Death In U.S. By 2030, Report Says

Cancer will be the No. 1 cause of death in the U.S. by 2030, according to a new report from the American Society of Clinical Oncology.<p>According to the most recent data from 2010, the current leading cause of death in the U.S. is heart disease, followed by cancer and chronic lower respiratory …

Oscar Mayer Wants to Make Your iPhone Smell like Bacon

Finally, a scent-emitting device that attaches to your iPhone and wakes you up to the smell of bacon.<p>Unfortunately, it’s not <i>quite</i> that simple. For …