Health

Health tech funding snapshot—Bright Health scores $635M; Oak HC/FT invests in behavioral health

Interoperability challenges are a major headache for healthcare organizations. One Tennessee startup is tackling the issue with products that can patch together disparate healthcare systems without extra coding or IT help. The startup, Bridge Connector, scored $5 million in funding led by hedge fund billionaire Jeff Vinik, who owns NHL team Tampa Bay Lightning. Additional funds came […]

Fashion

High fashion: the rise of heels for men

Timothée Chalamet wears high-heel boots at the premiere of Little Women in Paris. Photograph: Stephane Cardinale – Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images Have we finally embraced men in high heels? Sales have been on the upturn since 2017 and searches for “men’s heels” have grown by 30%, according to Lyst.co.uk. Perhaps unexpectedly, the stiletto heel is […]

Travel

French strikes throw holiday travel into chaos

France’s transport network remained disrupted in Paris and across the country over the weekend, complicating travel for those returning from Christmas breaks or leaving for holidays for the New Year. The rolling strike action over pension reforms entered its 25th day on Sunday, with local and long-distance public transport workers insisting they will keep pressure on the […]

Android

Twitter Warns Millions of Android App Users to Update Immediately

If endlessly scrolling through Twitter on your phone is part of your daily ritual, you’re going to want to update the app as soon as you can if you’re an Android user. This week, Twitter confirmed a vulnerability in its Android app that could let hackers see your “nonpublic account information” and commandeer your account […]

Fashion

Wary of ordering clothes online? Fashion portal Myntra now offers alteration services too

Indians love to order clothes online – they are affordable, offer a lot more variety, and all is well except for the ‘size’ issue. Consumers who regularly shop online often complain of the outfit which comes in the wrong size– rendering it useless. In most cases, it results in a huge number of returns. Now, […]

Android

WhatsApp users on Android and iPhone report battery drain issues

In case you’ve noticed your smartphone running on Android or iOS is draining the battery quickly, WhatsApp may be a reason behind it. Users are reportedly experiencing battery draining issues after updating to the latest version of WhatsApp on iOS and Android. Popular WhatsApp tracker website WABetaInfo has tweeted that some users are complaining about […]

Travel

These five mistakes could blow your holiday travel budget

You may have the perfect plan for holiday season travel. Yet one wrong move and your carefully crafted budget could fly out the window. “The holidays are a really busy time and there are already so many things to do – from checking off wish lists to holiday functions,” said Expedia spokesperson Alexis Tiacoh. “That […]

Travel

Digital Travel Firm Webjet Has Launched Its Booking Verification Blockchain

Digital travel agent Webjet has launched its long-in-development blockchain-based platform in a bid to remove disparities in hotel booking data. Working in conjunction with Microsoft through the firm’s Azure blockchain-as-a-service sandbox since 2016, Webjet said Thursday the new Rezchain application will address hotel reservation snafus and overcharges by looking for data mismatches in real-time between customers, hotels and […]

Android

Android bug lets hackers plant malware via NFC beaming

Google patched last month an Android bug that can let hackers spread malware to a nearby phone via a little-known Android OS feature called NFC beaming. NFC beaming works via an internal Android OS service known as Android Beam. This service allows an Android device to send data such as images, files, videos, or even apps, to […]

Travel

Hotels, travel aggregators start refunding GST

For bookings made till September 30 for stay in October onwards Sridhar (name changed) got a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he got a message from an online travel aggregator regarding a booking for Varanasi hotel made in September for stay in November. “This is an important update regarding your upcoming hotel stay at […]