How to Use Tech to Capture Your Family History

Our elders have rich stories to share. There’s no better time than now to sit down and hit Record IN LESS THAN 10 years, one in five Americans will be over 65 years old. As our parents and grandparents age, we grow one day closer to losing the opportunity to learn their life stories. The good news is that with the various recording options available, you don’t have to be an award-winning filmmaker or videographer to preserve your loved one’s history. Throughout our Midwest childhood, my siblings and I wanted…

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Jay-Z Joins Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Board of Directors for Company ‘Square’

A celebrity has just joined the board of directors of one of the up and coming companies started by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. While Jay-Z has been active in the business world and is still a well known rapper, the recent seat still comes as a surprise. Jay-Z Joins Jack Dorsey’s Square According to the story by CNet, Square, a certain mobile-payments company that is reportedly owned by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, has just added Jay-Z to the company’s official board of directors. The board of directors are critical to…

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Cognizant Attrition High Time, Impacting Revenue

Even as Cognizant has made offers to 28,000 campus hires for onboarding this year, the company’s attrition rate continues to stay very high, compared to those of its Indian peers. Some of the latter are seeing these rates decline, but Cognizant’s has risen in the past two quarters and has hovered in the range of 18%-24% for the past nine quarters. In the latest quarter, the company’s attrition rose to 21%, translating to about 15,600 employees leaving the firm. It was 19% in the preceding quarter and was 24% in…

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Cryptocurrency Investors Should be Prepared to Lose All Their Money: BoE Governor

LONDON — Cryptocurrencies “have no intrinsic value” and people who invest in them should be prepared to lose all their money, Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey said. Digital currencies like bitcoin, ether and even dogecoin have been on a tear this year, reminding some investors of the 2017 crypto bubble in which bitcoin blasted toward $20,000, only to sink as low as $3,122 a year later. Asked at a press conference Thursday about the rising value of cryptocurrencies, Bailey said: “They have no intrinsic value. That doesn’t mean to…

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Facebook Plans to Build a ‘Parent-Controlled’ Instagram for Children Under 13

Facebook is building a version of Instagram that will be tailored to children under the age of 13, PEOPLE confirms. “Increasingly kids are asking their parents if they can join apps that help them keep up with their friends,” a Facebook spokesperson tells PEOPLE. “Right now there aren’t many options for parents, so we’re working on building additional products — like we did with Messenger Kids — that are suitable for kids, managed by parents.” Messenger Kids debuted in late 2017 as a privacy-focused app for children, according to Tech…

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Facebook’s Trump Ban Upheld by Oversight Board for Now

Donald Trump’s ban from Facebook and Instagram has been upheld by Facebook’s Oversight Board. But it criticised the indefinite nature of the ban as beyond the scope of Facebook’s normal penalties. It has ordered Facebook to review the decision and “justify a proportionate response” that is applied to everyone, including ordinary users. The former president was banned from both sites in January following the Capitol Hill riots. The Oversight Board said the initial decision to permanently suspend Mr Trump was “indeterminate and standardless”, and that the correct response should be…

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Spotify Premium Duo Expands Worldwide, Costs Rs. 149 in India !!

Spotify is expanding the availability of Spotify Premium Duo — a subscription built for two people, usually couples — to 55 new markets including India, it said Wednesday. Spotify Premium Duo will cost Rs. 149 per month in India, $13 (about Rs. 980) in the US, and £13 (about Rs. 1,220) in the UK. If you haven’t used Spotify Premium in the past, you’ll get a free month of Spotify Premium Duo. And if you have tried Spotify Premium previously, you can easily switch to Duo on Spotify.com under the…

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‘One Nation One Ration Card’ will be reality soon, will benefit migrants: PM Modi

New Delhi: Announcing the extension of the Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Yojna on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also announced that the government is working to make ‘One Nation One Ration Card’ a reality soon. Addressing the nation via a televised speech, PM Modi said that efforts are being made to provide one ration card that can be used across the country by the poor. “Now a ration card is also being arranged for the whole of India ie one nation, one ration card,” he said. PM Modi said that…

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Will push for economic activities while observing precautions: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people to continue to take precautions to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. In his televised address to the nation – his sixth since the outbreak of the pandemic in March, PM Modi said people had strictly followed social distancing norms during the lockdown but appeared to have become negligent ever since the country switched into the unlock mode. This is the time when people need to take precautions, more than ever before, he said. PM Modi also announced the…

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India bans 59 China-linked phone apps, orders phone companies to block them, including TikTok !!

New Delhi: In a huge move, the central government on Monday decided to ban 59 mobile applications linked to China on grounds of national security. A formal order, asking phone companies to block the applications as soon as possible, was issued after weeks of discussions that started much before the Ladakh border standoff with China. But government officials told  that the deliberations were fast-tracked after June 15 violent scrap between soldiers at Galwan valley in eastern Ladakh. A statement by the information technology ministry said a decision had been taken…

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