Vishwas Gupta

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Rahul Gandhi takes sabbatical

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi’s sudden decision to take leave of absence as the Budget Session of Parliament began on Monday set off …

Killer swine flu strikes India

Disease has killed 750 people with 11,000 testing positive as health officials scramble to contain its spread.<p><b>Mumbai, India -</b> When one of her relatives became sick with the swine flu virus recently, Preeti Muley raced with her family to get the H1N1 vaccination.<p>But the 26-year-old was too late - …

Public Health

How to make a million dollars on Etsy — buy from Alibaba and run your store like eBay

Online marketplace Etsy is known as a place to buy home-made items, clothing, artworks, and jewelry created by individuals or produced in limited runs by small businesses. But not everyone using the site ascribes to this folksy philosophy. Others, such as Alicia Shaffer, are using Etsy like eBay, …

BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest’s Typo iPhone keyboard case again

You’d think one patent-infringement lawsuit would be enough, but Ryan Seacrest’s iPhone case startup clearly didn’t get the message after its last courtroom tangle with BlackBerry.<p>The new Typo Keyboard for the iPhone 6 was supposed to have fixed any infringement issues committed by its predecessor, …

iPhone 5

Canadian Bitcoin Exchange Closing after Suspected Hack

Canadian Bitcoin exchange Cavirtex has announced that it may have suffered a security breach and is shutting down its operations shortly.<p>The Calgary-based company says it believes an older version of its database, including two-factor authentication secrets and hashed passwords, may have been …

NBC updates iOS app with live streaming in select markets and partial catalog of classic shows

NBC has followed in ABC’s footsteps and released an update for its iOS app that introduces live streaming of the network’s content directly to an iPhone or iPad. Similarly to ABC’s offering, the feature is only available in a few select cable markets that this time and requires a subscription to a …

Web standard promising faster page loads wins approval

A new version of the HTTP standard that promises to deliver Web pages to browsers faster has been formally approved, the Internet protocol's first revision in 16 years.<p>The specifications for HTTP 2.0 have been formally approved, according to a blog post by Mark Nottingham, who as chairman of the …

Microsoft is killing Windows Phone's Rooms group chat

When Windows Phone 8 launched back in 2012, one of the biggest new features was Rooms, an extension to the People hub that let users hold conversations and share photos, notes, and calendars in private groups. It evidently didn't make much of a splash, however, as Microsoft has announced that it's …

Google Play Music comes to the iPad

Google’s Play Music app has been available for iPhone for a while, but today’s update brings it to iPad users at long last.<p>The latest version also brings a new Material Design interface along with other visual improvements and fixes for faster and more reliable streaming.<p>As with previous versions, …

Skiing's Hottest Trend Is An Uphill Battle

<i>Photo: Getty Images</i><p>Fitness is hot, as evidenced by the explosion of ”smart” workout bands, increasingly varied gym classes, and a massive proliferation of races of every sort. Combine the desire to get a better workout with a passion for skiing and you get the hottest current trend on snow, the …

Why rising inequality is great news: Burman | The Star

For those of us who worry that the growing global gap between rich and poor is a critical threat to the planet, this has been a glorious week. On …