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Facebook cancels F8 Conference over outbreak of COVID-19
Feb27

Facebook cancels F8 Conference over outbreak of COVID-19

This year’s F8 Conference will no longer hold, Facebook has announced. The social media giant in a blog post on Thursday said the cancelation was due to the outbreak of the coronavirus now renamed by the World Health Organization WHO as COVID-19. “Given the growing concerns around COVID-19, we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the in-person component of F8 2020,” Facebook said in a blog post. The company said it was a tough...

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LinkedIn “Fair Chance” filter to help people with criminal records find jobs
Feb27

LinkedIn “Fair Chance” filter to help people with criminal records find jobs

People with criminal records often get stigmatized when it comes to getting a job. Imagine having to convince a potential employer that you have truly turned a new leaf and now ready to put the past behind you—it is always a difficult thing to do. With LinkedIn, there is a new lease of life as the professional social networking has just launched a new job filter called “Fair Chance.” Per LinkedIn, more than 70 million people in the US...

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Pope Francis advises Christians to “disconnect from cell phones” during Lent
Feb26

Pope Francis advises Christians to “disconnect from cell phones” during Lent

If you could give up one thing during the annual Lent period; what would it be? In case you are having a tough time making up your mind on what to give up; Pope Francis has a word of advice for you. During the weekly General Audience in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, the Pope advised the 12,000 people who gathered to “disconnect from cell phones and connect to the Gospel.” The Pope per Vatican News, said the Lent period “is a time...

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Google Translate has just added five new languages
Feb26

Google Translate has just added five new languages

Just yesterday we told you about how Google Translate has started showing popup messages notifying its users about an upcoming change. Well, things are beginning to take a new shape as Google is adding five new languages—the first in four years. The five new languages added today are Kinyarwanda, Odia (Oriya), Tatar, Turkmen and Uyghur—all five are available from today. All five languages, according to Google, supports both texts and...

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Amazon’s first cashierless grocery store goes live in Seattle
Feb25

Amazon’s first cashierless grocery store goes live in Seattle

Almost four years after launching its first cashierless store—Amazon Go, the ecommerce giant has once again added its first cashierless grocery store. The cashierless grocery store allows you to walk in, do your shopping, and without the usual queue associated with making payments through a sitting cashier. The store is powered by the retailer’s cashierless “Just Walk Out” technology that has been the backbone of 25 other Amazon Go...

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